I am what I would refer to as an observer. I observe everything in the vicinity of me. And I see things others don't.
Take for example the crisis in Texas. We know the climate is changing. Deny all you wish, but it's catching up to the negligence of our paid employees and advisers, ( politicians). They are now probably so far behind that they may never catch up.
Their system is run for profit and in order to make more profit for their investors, they cut corners BIG time and found their system is not up to competing with extreme cold. It froze everything. Gas lines, water lines, turbines.
Think of the lives, property and bad experience they are going through. Now multiply that by hundreds and you will see what the future is bringing. We are probably past the point of no return and what will come we deserve. We have destroyed our atmosphere in the pursuit of money and pleasure. And throw in GREED.
I have said for many years that we are vulnerable to our energy supplies, be it water, gas, coal, oil, nuclear, you name it. Everything on this planet of any major impact is dependent upon energy. strip that and this planet and it's people will die
Texas is only a test. How we reply to it is really the test. If we fail, we are dead.
On that note, have a great night and may you find peace!
It's been awhile since I've felt like writing, since asshole is gone, but here goes.
I have been sitting here with a good buzz going while listening to music, after having had a conversation tonight about old country music and the artists who performed it.
Well anyway, I decided to listen to Woodie Guthrie' and Roy Orbison. Big mistake but wonderful experience. As I listen to them, I am actually learning more of the lyrics as compared to the time that they were written. The historical aspect is amazing. Being the age i am, with the depression and dust bowls I can place the time and desperation of the period. I can also visualize what these people were going through.
I don't know about you, but I can visualize each singers life from their music.
You see, I was born in 1947, so of course I was raised on fifties and sixties music, But put that in contrast to the music from the twenties and early thirties. We had it made, we were born into prosperity. They, they had nothing but the clothes on their backs. Yet they lived history through their music. And if you listen, really listen, you will hear their existence in a very different way.
I listen to these wonderful voices and realize that most are already dead, yet their voices carry on. Can you imagine having a legacy like that?
Getting back to the history aspect, listen to the music and discover a different period of life. Listen to today's music and it reveals little except this time period is brutal. Yet somewhere down the road, someone will listen and say to themselves " those people didn't think they were going to survive". Well we will survive and flourish.
There's a new Sheriff in town and he's taking prisoners!
Have a great day and cherish those that you love and love you, we're only here for a short period.
Love to all.
I thought I had pretty much seen everything in my life until the present! Never could I have seen so many people. so twisted into pretzels over conspiracy theories. It's like they removed their brain and placed it on a shelf for the remainder of their lives. This is insanity in it's purest form.
Take your" professed" religion, put it in a blender, throw in some ripe bullshit and cream it up into a smoothie, drink it down and become totally stupid forever.
Can you who believe in jesus and the ungodly one at the same time not see what you are doing to yourselves and your friends and family? Or are you so far gone that there is no hope for your future? Because take my word for it, you have nowhere to go but down.
We will survive your insanity even if we must take you out. But in the meantime, you are destroying the very thing you think you are fighting for. Does that make sense to you?
Religion is probably the worst instrument mankind has ever devise to control the minds of the ignorant and you allow them to do it to you.
Does that make you who believe in spirits and worship evil? Sometimes. Does it make you ignorant? Only if you choose to be.
I was never among the believers, even though my mother took me to Sunday school and I was married in a church the first time. But I was young and naive. I didn't know any better. But if life has taught me one thing, it's that I alone am responsible for my thoughts and deeds. No god or preacher ever changed my mind or made me able to do things that I couldn't do already. They are making fortunes off of your belief in them. They don't care if you get religion, they just care about passing the plate. It's big business and you are the suckers they prey upon.
If your beliefs give you comfort, then I'm all for it.
But when they cause pain and suffering to others, you can go to your proverbial hell!
I sincerely hope your day is good and true peace will find it's way to your door.
It seems to me we've been here before!
And it also seems to me we decided the fate of this nation at that time. But on that fact, I believe I am wrong.
We thought we did, the same as we thought we conquered the Nazi's in 1945. But trust me, we didn't.
We are in a civil war at the present, being carried out by the still vibrant generations of long past times that never seem to go away. We continue to question the existence and legitimacy of our fellow citizens simply by the tone of their skin color, that they may have been born with slightly higher amounts of pigment in their skin. Never mind that they may be brilliant, they're the wrong color to be so!
What occurred in the past week is a stain on our civility that will never be erased. But do not feel it is the last, for this is just the culmination of 40 years of Republican cheating in the electoral process and programs and policies that favor the wealthy and highly connected people and the beginning of I believe months if not years of fighting in the streets.
This is only the beginning unless we learn from Germany in the 30's and 40's. They must be stopped! These people will stop at nothing to bring about the return of Nazism, all the while destroying their own lives and many others in the process. We've seen this play before!
Just remember, 74 million of your fellow citizens voted to return that cancer to the WH and they will not be silenced easily. Once the bear has been awakened, you will not get him back into hibernation until the next winter. In the meantime we must deal with him.
Be prepared, because what I have feared for the past 40 years has arisen and it will not be pretty. People will die in the coming weeks and there is nothing we can do about it except try to keep it to a minimum. Your government is struggling, it is purposely hollowed out by complicit individuals and groups to allow the attempted takeover. I refer back to the Manchurian Candidate. Donald J. Trump is that candidate, and it came down to the Generals to stop him. Let us hope this is not one of those moments.
As always, may you find peace in your corner of the world.
So okay! Today I made a post about "goddamned republicans". Perhaps I shouldn't have used that particular language, but it was said in anger and that anger has not subsided. What occurred today was unforgivable! We as a nation will not survive unless the stupid, unlawful antics of a deranged idiot and his followers are put to rest. What occurred today was insurrection and treason, carefully designed and prompted by none other than Donald J. Trump. He is a treasonous snake and anyone, and I mean anyone, who tolerates such behavior is themselves a traitor. 4 more people lost their lives today because they listened to Donald J. Trump and assaulted our chambers of legislature. Excuse it if you will, but the truth is the Republican Party of today has devolved into a group of entitled billionaires who care about no one but themselves. Rest assured they do not care about you, you are nothing but a tool to them and the longer you continue to support them, the less you will have.
I have lived many years and never in my life did I ever wish to see what I saw today.
The basic premise of a democratic society is that we gather together to talk about our disagreements, not incite armed insurrection. What many of you fail to recognize is that we have an out-of-control psychopathic lunatic still wielding the full powers of the office, who incited a riot among his cult to stop the symbolic counting of the electoral votes that name Joseph R Biden the next President. I can guarantee two things
#1 is that had tRump been elected again, you would be bowing at his feet. Do you not see how evil he is and how evil you have become? Do you not have mirrors in your home? Take a good look at yourselves folks, because you have been radicalized, against your fellow citizens by a billionaire class.
#2 is that no matter how much you don't like it, Joseph R. Biden will become the next president on January 20th, 2021
Have a good day and may peace find it's way to your door.
Based on what I see on a daily basis, January 20 can't come soon enough. The criminal mob boss who currently inhabits our White House is out of control and so are the House and Senate Republicans, who have apparently chosen to commit an act of sedition against the oath they just took to protect us against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. Guess what people, last time I looked sedition is an act of war taken against the Republic of The United States of America! All who chose to go this route should be stripped of their seats in a government they are attempting to abolish and held to stand trial for an attempted coup. There are no good republicans left and the worst of the worst keep getting elected. You just don't learn, do you?
Oh, you say, all those libtards are against tRump because they don't like him.
No, we are against him because he is ignorant, dishonest, a sexual predator, a grifter, a sociopath, a racist, a malignant narcissist and many other things. And dangerous above all.
But most of all he is not a President. He is a resident of the White House only. The sooner he disappears from public the better chance this country has to recover, both domestically and worldwide. Until then we are at the mercy of the thieves in his circle.
As always, may peace find it's way to your door.
I have come to realize that in my life I have learned many things, on many subjects.
One of those subjects has been the subjugation of all other ethnicities by white Anglo-Saxon males throughout the ages.
But what strikes me as rather humorous is the fact that all humans arose from the African continent and migrated elsewhere, only to evolve into what is referred to today as the caucasian race.
Throughout history, white males have always been the predominant aggressors and rulers of mankind, over which they continue to this day. Keep others beneath you, lest they endanger your standing in the pecking order. Resist such things as human rights, freedom, the possibility of rising against you. Use whatever means at your disposal to continue to spoil the world against them. And you shall reign supreme.
Today, we are finally seeing centuries of dominance fading in relevance, primarily because of the mingling of races and the eventual blending of the white race and the black race into an equal brown race, where many of today's tensions can subside into final peace among all peoples. Do I think that will happen within my lifetime? No, I do not. But I can only hope that the long struggle will eventually bring us back to the reality that all men, women and children are created equal.
There will always be people who do not recognize these boundaries and who never will. But we cannot let them win. For countless generations to live in bondage and servitude to these maniacal bastards is to admit defeat. We must never surrender to their demands and must fight them every inch of the way.
Peace may never truly come to the peoples of Earth before the annihilation of mankind and our existence among the animal world, of which we are but a small part. But I do know this. I will continue to fight until my dying breath the fact that so many can wish upon others that which they would never wish upon themselves! If you are among those, I feel for you in the sense that you will never know the joy of contentment, that you will never rest in any semblance of inner peace.
May you all find it within yourselves to at least consider my words and may peace find your door1
I don't know how many of you remember the Manchurian Candidate movie, but we may be in the midst of an actual coup attempt on our government. The idiot in the White House may be it. No doubt in my mind that he is being controlled by Putin!
So where do we go from here? Apparently no one is going to remove him from office, so what can we assume from that? That our government is being controlled by Putin and his accomplices? Anyone at this time who will not intercede must be assumed to be an active participant and co-conspirator, which basically means half of our Congress is owned by Russia.
We are in extreme danger and no one wants to see it.
Our government agencies and private sector cyber-tech firms have been breached by Russia and no one seems to care.
The Covid pandemic has purposely been allowed to spread freely among us because so many believe it's a hoax, that millions have not been infected, that hundreds of thousands have not died from Covid but something else, that it's all lies!
This is some serious shit folks and the longer you deny and go about your daily lives like nothing is wrong, the more of us will die. I do not wish to be among them!
I know I am speaking to the choir, because anyone who will accept the bullshit being served to them as a prime steak is full of just that, BULLSHIT!
I have seen stupidity and ignorance in my life, but what is considered truth today by many (too many) is just that, stupidity and ignorance on a scale never seen before!
I know I have said many times "WAKE UP", but I believe it is already too late for that to have any affect.
I do not believe it will succeed, but the damage being done on an hourly basis will take many more years of suffering to even get close to where we were before 2016.
You are being slaughtered by your own government by the thousands and not a single shot has been fired, They just found another means and took advantage of it!
Keep your distance, wear a mask and stay home! Our lives depend on it!
May peace be at your door.
I am tired!
Tired of ignorant, mean, hateful people!
Tired of stupidity!
Tired of greed!
Tired of avoidable death!
Tired of evil!
This country today is a steaming cesspool of ignorance and hatred, fomented by those who care nothing about anyone but themselves.
We are dying by the thousands each and every day, by design, from our own government, and all we do is fight amongst ourselves over the scraps left at the foot of the table. We will not awaken until it is too late!
Unfortunately, we are already there. The Republican Senate has presided over the most massive corruption scheme in the history of our republic because there were fortunes to be made and handed out. Yet we still fight amongst ourselves. You refuse to understand history. The wealthy have always been there, back in the ages they just cut their heads off. Their whole goal is and always has been to keep us divided, all the while amassing all the worlds resources for themselves.
You know who you are, and you are disgusting. You care nothing for your fellow man or their well-being, as long as you have what you feel is rightfully yours.
You are sorry excuses for humans!
I will be home in a few months to a more tranquil and safer place, away from others, not only by choice but necessity, where I may live in peace with nature! Try it, you may like it!
As always, I may raise my voice periodically in rage, but may peace find it's way to your door!
meaning conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch
What more do we need to understand that we are in the midst of an attempted overthrow of the federal government by what used to be the Republican Party? They are now (and proud of it) the party of grifters, white supremacists, radical evangelicals, (tea partiers), anti-semites, millions of morons, billionaire donors who own all the old republicans and many of the new ones, when you can buy your seat from the governor of Georgia because you are a multi-millionaire.
This is not my America!
I was born in 1947 and have seen much over those years, but I have never seen anything like today.
The America that I have known my entire life until 2016 is dead! That is the time when the Reaganites accomplished what they have been moving towards for the past 50 years and that is the destruction of our democracy. Dwight David Eisenhower was the last Republican I could trust.
Yes we won the election.
Yes Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are honest and decent people.
But they are facing a crisis situation like never before seen. tRump and his seditious lemmings are sabotaging everything they can to make it difficult and to look like Biden isn't doing a good job, all the while tying his hands behind his back.
Yes America as we know it is dying!
We don't have any more time to waste before we go over the cliff on the ability to stall climate change. And believe me, Moscow Bitch is not going to betray the industries that are making him rich. From pretty much here on out, we are on our own.
As always, may you find peace at your doorstep. dennismoconnor.com
This is a little long.
Does anyone really understand what capitalism is doing to our planet and all of us who inhabit the earth together?
You have a job. You earn what you think is sufficient, yet are always in debt because you always want better.
That's admirable in and of itself, but if you are living paycheck to paycheck with no reserves, you are a victim of capitalism!
The form of capitalism being employed here in the States is literally killing us!
Chemical companies poisoning our land and oceans!
Fossil fuels are destroying our air and our oceans!
Our planet is on it's last legs. The permafrost is thawing, releasing viruses that we have never seen in millions of years. If you think Covid is bad, just wait til you catch one of these little buggers!
Power companies, because of years of the use of coal, are releasing those settling ponds into rivers, killing all life in those rivers and many of the people around them are dying of cancers!
I could go on and on, but you catch my drift?
We are slaves to capitalism and have been conditioned to be that way, because if they can just keep the masses in fear of losing their livelihood, they can steal the shirt off your back and you willingly give it to them.
When 2,095 billionaires own 8 trillion dollars
(that's an 8 followed by 12 0's) you don't stand a chance and it's getting worse. These people control all the resources that keep this planet alive and all means of monetary gains for the average person on this planet. In other words, you and all the rest of us have allowed ourselves to be taken in by these charlatans and there is only one way out, but unfortunately it will never happen. And that is a peaceful revolution of thinking about how we live our lives. I'm talking about a major upheaval in how we deal with each other, instead of just following what you have learned in your early life. We all have biases from our childhood, we are taught what our parents believe and you don't deny your parents views because they are your world. But hopefully you have learned that greed can have deadly consequences, and we are seeing that every day with Corporations that only care about the bottom line. After all, what would an average person know about living in luxury with servants doing your bidding? That, people, is what capitalism is, a few people living high on the hog while 270,000 Americans are no longer here because of greed.
Quite frankly, I am sick and tired of seeing the foolishness of lazy, stupid people and I'm not talking about homeless or unfortunate casualties of the present government. You're lazy because you post anything that fits your narrative yet won't research it first, and you're stupid for doing the same because of a conspiracy theory and believing without facts! I have no idea where this is going, but it doesn't look like a good place.
As always, may peace find it's way to your door.
In 1930 my mother, having been born in 1918 and being 12 years old, was given a Kodak Brownie box camera on the 50th anniversary of Kodak. I still have that camera to this day.
The other day I was gifted with a darkroom setup for developing and printing film. With that setup, I hope to bring that camera back to life.
When I was young, I remember developing film and enjoying it immensely. I would photograph all kinds of events in my life and today I hope to find negatives of my youth in a box of old photos my mother saved. Most of all I hope to find negatives of my grandparents cottages that I lived in on Treasure Island Florida. You can't imagine the thrill that would give me, as I have been unable to find any pictures of those cottages in the past years.
I wish to thank Al and Melody for the possibility of bringing my past back to reality and I will, if possible, show you the results.
My mother gave me that camera to use when I was about 10, as she knew I was interested in photography.
I set up my darkroom in the bathroom and, quite frankly, became good at it. But that was 60+ years ago, so I have some catch-up learning to do.
Onward and upward!
As always, may peace find it's way to your door.
In my many years, I have been adventuresome several times, having spent months at different times on the Appalachian Trail, once for a period of 26 days.
Being a political junkie, I have thought about how I could draw attention to Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff and what I came up with dates back to the 1920's, and that is polesitting..
I thought about raising money for the 2 campaigns by doing just that, polesitting. I'm thinking Atlanta, where it would make the most difference. If I could find sponsors to defray the costs, I would try to do a 3 or 4 week perch on a platform built to give me room to move about, in a limited fashion of course.
Possibly the DSCC or the campaigns, to which I have already contributed to. The importance of this race to myself and my family and many others is critical. I am 73 years old and my spouse is 77 and we are both on Social Security and Medicare. If we lose that, we are in poverty. Also I wish to leave a livable planet to my great grandson.
I have a recognition factor as Walter White of Breaking Bad for the past 7 years, as I was Walter White before Breaking Bad hit the airwaves. I have also been recognized as such by none other than Brian Cranston himself in Tampa years ago during the filming of the Infiltrator movie.
I can very easily carry on a conversation on many subjects, especially politics, having watched and followed politics since the election of Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.
I have been an Independent voter since my early years but I strongly lean Democrat and believe in the values of Democrats.
So I ask anyone who might have an in with someone who can help, I urge you to use it.
Thanks up front.
May peace find it's way to your door.