I try hard not to insult people in my posts, but it's reaching a point where I can no longer step around the fact that this man and his supporters don't really give a royal shit about this world and it's occupants! The time has come to rid this country of a cancerous boil who hasn't a clue of how the real world is supposed to work for everyone, NOT JUST WHITE PEOPLE! AND I'M WHITE! No, on second thought I'm pink!
I find the ignorance appalling. This man and his followers have one thing on their minds and one thing only, destroy America and STAY THE SUPERIOR RACE!
Well guess what? You are not superior. Not in intellect, not in
skills. It makes absolutely no difference what color your skin is, if you have the ability to learn and apply yourself you can become what you want if given the opportunity.
I have learned something new almost every day of my life by simply being observant of my surroundings.
Stop blaming others for your own weaknesses and do something about your life.
What this country is turning into is not the America I have lived in for 72 years, and quite frankly I am disgusted. I'm disgusted with you and your petty grievances towards others. Try putting yourself in their shoes for just one minute, you might learn something.
And stop believing the bullshit that idiot spews every day, it makes you look real stupid! They are destroying America as you watch and you go right along with it, joyfully, because it makes you feel strong. Well guess what, you are weak, and it shows!
May peace be with you and may you find some room in your life for others less fortunate!
I was talking to a young man tonight who had just finished a 20 mile bike ride, who had walked several portions of the Appalachian Trail and climbed Mt. Katahdin. We had much in common, but when I started to talk about climate change, he was in full agreement about the situation. Many people (too many) do not believe that it is happening, yet complain about how hot this summer has been. I don't get it, what's not to believe?
We have reached a point in time when we are on the verge of catastrophe and the end of life as we know it on Earth and yet don't want to admit that we have screwed up. We continue to follow the same path to destruction.
The Fascists are gaining control again, like we didn't learn the last time, yet they think they can take it with them, that it won't affect them, just others. That's not the way it works!
The atmosphere dies, we all die!
Supposedly we have about 10 years to make drastic changes to the way we live and the resources we use. In today's political climate, it's not going to happen. In fact, it has already gone beyond the tipping point in many cases. This June was the hottest ever recorded, yet people say it's normal to have these "fluctuations".
Siberia is burning, for crying out loud! What more proof do you need? Florida will be under water in 30 years, as will New York and many other coastal states. An ice shelf the size of Texas is about to break off because of polar melting. Where are you going to live when millions decide to move back north?
I have simply given up on trying to understand many peoples thinking processes.
Ya'll have a great day and may peace be with you the rest of the way.
Lately I have found it difficult to put words to what is happening in this country, things that don't take place in
Mass murders! Just think about how it is now unsafe to exit your home every day thinking you may not return, that you or your family can be slaughtered at a Walmart or a lounge, or a family get-together.
Hatred, pure and simple, espoused by the racist idiot in the White House that no one seems to know how to get rid of and put in jail where he belongs. As they say, Charlie Manson never killed anyone, he manipulated his followers to do it for him!
The others who listen to his garbage and act upon it should be shown no mercy.
We are in ends times, whether you want to believe it or not. The planet is heating up, old diseases are being released into the atmosphere, our oceans are dying and people just don't want to face the fact that we are all responsible. Yet no one wants to give up there little piece of the Earth, which will lead to annihilation of the human race and millions of other species.
I'm prepared, are you? I'm older, I've lived a good and generous life and I have but one regret and that is that I couldn't do more to stop it. Can you say the same?
Try to figure out who you are and if the beliefs you hold are realistic. If they're not, come over to the bright side and live a more generous and caring life about your fellow humans.
Contrary to the Bible, we only get one chance at this. Make it right!
May peace be with you and may you find a way to talk to "others". They're actually quite interesting!
The human experiment has failed. We as a people are supposed to be the superior thinking species. We're supposed to have all the answers, know how to use them and solve all the problems that arise. Yet what do we do? We despoil all the lands that we eat from, we poison all our drinking supplies with pesticides used to kill the bugs eating our food, which not only kills the bugs but the earth beneath it.
Can't any of you Trumpers out there see these things
You're not helping!
Humanity and the Earth are headed for disasters no one has ever seen. If the heat don't getcha, the viruses will!
Yet many don't believe in climate change, but the planet is heating up and I don't think you will stop it.
All the politicians who could change this disaster from happening don't care, as long as they get their funding.
A certain percentage of humans care enough to try to change it, but nowhere near enough. Don't you care about your children and their children?
We don't have much time left, if we haven't already run out the clock. Just realize that deep down inside of you, you know it's true.
Enjoy yourselves for the remainder and may you find peace within you!
I have come to realize that we as a nation are in for some very bad times ahead. The criminal cabal running the government has destroyed every department that has anything to do with the welfare of this country. Not only that, but the damage in many instances is irreversible.
Our water is owned by Nestle, our government is owned by tRump and his ilk, our air will now go back to the polluted putrid mess it was before laws were passed to clean it up, our soils are being killed by poisons that should be and are banned by other nations and our oceans are dying from chemicals and plastics and melting Polar ice caps. We will soon have 8 billion people on this planet and we have probably used up 75% of our natural resources. How will they feed this many people when the pollinators die from poisonous chemicals sprayed on crops. I don't know about you, but I am fed up with the stupidity of the population of this planet. Luckily, I don't have that far to go in life, but the young people of today may never see old age, nor will they be able to afford what is left.
Just think about that for awhile and if you or someone you know are part of the stupid group, it's time to change.
As always, may you find peace and the ability to recognize that you are the problem, not some poor sucker trying to make ends meet!
Does anyone fully realize that with the subsidies our country gives to the oil and coal barons, we could probably fully fund the conversion to solar, wind and other forms of clean energy and move away from the expense, climate damage and political clout these bastards now own?
We give subsidies to all forms of damaging companies, who give nothing back except to their shareholders. When will it stop? When we all die?
I firmly believe that we are already past the proverbial "tipping point". How many will die from heat stroke this year, or is anyone keeping track or does anyone even care?
I'm 72. I don't have that far to go before they burn my happy ass, but I still care about those behind me. So I can say things that I wouldn't ordinarily say. I burn wood for heat, with 12 acres to choose from. I have 2 wells for water. I have a fairly new roof on that is good for the remainder of my life. My wife and I get along very well after 40 years. I have a large garden that I plant and preserve every year. I am allowed to grow weed for my medical problems. We have money in the bank that should last us, not a lot, but we don't need a lot. Unless the stupid assholes in DC fuck over the seniors with their Social Security or the banks go belly-up because they are overextended playing their games trying to squeeze out every dollar from us.
But enough of that!
I'm pissed because a very large portion of our populace is just plain STUPID! I watch a lot of history programs, and they have been the same throughout history, autocrats and their followers! If you have a loud voice and it projects the right message to ignorant people, and you have a persona that fits, anyone can be a fascist. No one ever learns! They play to the people that can advance their agenda, which takes me back to the beginning. Money talks, bullshit walks!
It's that way today and will be that way tomorrow, get used to it. Welcome to the real world! And unless you're an elite, you're dead! Then again, we're hardier than they are in their pampered palaces!
Have a great evening and may peace be within your realm.
First of all, let me be perfectly clear. In no way do I agree with the humanitarian crisis that is occurring in OUR country at the southern border with Mexico and the use of force by ICE to round up decent law-abiding citizens who may or may not be here without papers. There are much more decent ways to deal with it that are completely off the table. Children being detained in abominable conditions, ripped from their parents in a country they don't know! Sleeping on floors, no proper nutrition, sanitation, clean clothes, scared out of their minds, improper medical attention, (if any).
This is not the America I grew up in! This is Nazi Germany or Communist Russia. The sad thing is, some of the men who fought the Nazi's became Nazi's, and brought their hatred and so-called superiority back home with them to their children and grandchildren! Remember the Tuskegee Airmen who sacrificed their lives for people who hated them! THIS IS NOT AMERICA! I will tell you the same thing you tell them, go live somewhere else! And take all those like you with you!
None of this is America, or so I thought. Then again, maybe it is!
People who hate and follow a cult leader have been around forever, but never in the White House in charge of our government, surrounded by like imbeciles, with their own hateful agendas, destroying what took 233 years to build.
People who vote based on White Supremacist hatred, people who don't care to get involved in politics and vote, people who will do everything possible to block the votes of minorities. Needless to say, I despise the Republican Party of today. I despise people who don't give a shit about themselves and others because they can't be bothered. WELL EXCUSE ME! You don't give a fuck about your fellow Americans, (or yourself for that matter).
Think about it, This came about in the past 30 to 40 years. Since Ronald Reagan, the great white hope of the Republican Party, Billionaires have prospered beyond any reasonable boundary, and they are using it to destroy the Earth and all living things on it, including man. Social media is now a weapon in their war and they know how to use it effectively. And quite frankly, you will go down with the ship!
You have one more chance to possibly make things right, blow it this time and we are done!
Trump AND HIS ACOLYTES FOR PRISON 2020!
May you somehow find peace during these times.
Get this through your heads. Nothing in this country and world will change unless the PEOPLE realize the power they have and start to use it properly. We have the power of standing together and ending this bullshit.
Monetarily, don't buy it if you don't need it. Biggest problem with that, though, is that everything in this country is owned by huge conglomerates like Koch Industries or Nestle!
Politically, vote these bastards out!
Gather in the streets like other countries do to protest the bastards in OUR government!
Shut down the country for a day with a general strike!
We have the power, we are simply afraid to use it for fear of missing a days pay, which will put us further in debt. But think of what will occur further down the road. They are consolidating power over us and they will never fear using that power to get what they have been striving for for years, and that is complete dominance of the working class.
If you are among the working class, trying to earn a living and raise your families, you are the ones they are targeting. You are slaves to them. Look at the wars they start, to feed the war machine. They take your decent idealistic children and turn them into killers for THEIR cause, then turn their backs on them when they come home totally fucked up mentally and physically, because they've taken all the resources for themselves.
This is really a very simple yet problematic situation. We need to rein in capitalism! It is destroying the masses for the benefit of the very few. Democratic Socialism is not a bad thing, but anyone who stands to gain from the status quo will tell you it is rotten to the core. Don't listen to them. Look at your own situation and wonder how much better off you would be with an equitable distribution of wealth.
I think you will find that you would be much better off, like we were in the 50's and 60's. We were poor but didn't really know it, because we weren't always chasing rainbows for the next generation of phone or clothes or gadget!
Rethink your way of life and see how you can stop being a puppet to these capitalist bastards!
As always, may peace be with you and may you have a great fathers day, dads.
Everyone keeps asking "how do we get their attention in DC"?
It's very simple, you get enough people together to completely shut down or cripple DC until they listen to us!
Shut down they subways, shut down the bus system, block the streets with vehicles and people with signs. Do anything necessary to bring DC to a standstill. You may not get what we want, which is fairness and equality, but I guarantee you will gain their attention!
Nothing else will work. We had a half million people for the Women's march, but we didn't attack the systems. It's time for stronger measures.
Wednesday, June 12th, will mark a very special day in Faye's and my life together. It will mark 40 years of being together!
It will mark 40 years of challenges, both good and bad, mostly good.
It will mark 40 years of paying attention to each others wants and needs, always being there for one another.
Has it been easy? Not always. Has it been fun? Usually, but not always. Was it worth it? By all means!
We were fortunate enough to find the right partner in our lives, to find love that just does not occur every day.
I can't think of anyone else I would rather be with, having gone through life's travails together and coming to Wednesday's triumphant 40th anniversary.
We have loved each other from the moment we met and today are much stronger than even the beginning.
People think love is just a feeling you get when you find someone you really care for. It's not! That's lust! True love is putting up with being different people with similar likes and arriving at the same place in the end. True love doesn't end over a simple argument. True love takes years to develop, all the while each giving a little here or there.
I can honestly say that Faye has been my true love, my true partner, always there for me and I always there for her!
If you are fortunate in life to find that, hang on for dear life, because chances are you will never find it again!
Happy 40th, my dear, and may we still see that 50th yet!
I will love you until the end and beyond.
From your #1 to my #1.
Where would the world be without mankind? Would it be better with or without us? I say better without!
We have been a country for 246 years, having survived through war after war. Some of them I can understand, some of them I can't. But regardless, we have killed many millions of our fellow humans in the name of war, for whatever reasons.
Why do we do this? Is it built into our DNA? Do we enjoy it, or do we simply fight over beliefs, beliefs that belomg in the dark ages. Why do we not learn? Why are we so weak minded that we cannot see what we are doing to others, others we know not? I am an atheist, for the simple reason that religious teachings are the scourge of the earth and not to be believed.
How many different religions exist on this planet, supposedly all teaching some form of theism which their given group believes?
I believe this because man is basically the weakest animal on the earth, and we will pay for it someday as we go into extinction because of our weaknesses. We need weapons to protect ourselves from nature, because we haven't the ability to reason out what is natural and how to live among it. Our worst enemy is greed and gluttony. Nothing ever seems to be enough, thereby causing friction among those with and those without. We won't stop it, it will stop us.
I don't think anyone really knows how we came to be, but then again all living things came to be somehow. I believe we evolved from the large apes of Africa, because creationism makes no sense. We evolve every generation from the last one. Why is that so hard to understand? Look around, it's right in front of your eyes.
Do you think that anyone "chooses" to be born who or what they are? Did you?
Did you choose to born gay or black or Asian or any group you wish to name? No, you were conceived of and egg and a sperm and they determined who you are, nothing else. Your life from birth determines the person you are during your life! Be the best that you can be, overcome your biases, live a happy life, and hope that you still have time, because if we don't change, we are doomed to extinction.
Have a great day and may peace be with you.
I know we all have different belief systems, I get that. What I don't get is why your beliefs enter into my life or anyone else's.
I know you don't live by my beliefs, or non-beliefs, why must you enter into my space? You want no one to tell you how to live your life, yet you go to church and a preacher tells you how to live your life. Why should you tell anyone else how to live theirs?
I'm speaking of course about abortion and the ongoing battles being waged on the autonomy of a woman's body.
You are free to choose not to have an abortion, that's your right, but by what right do you have to tell a complete stranger that you know nothing about, you know nothing of the struggle that she is dealing with (because it is a struggle), the pain she feels, yet you feel YOUR thoughts should prevail over hers. IT'S NONE OF YOUR G D BUSINESS!
Because you have been brainwashed into believing that if you don't do what you do that your GOD will strike you down? I don't think so!
I wrote a poem once about equality, and the ending question was " If I stay out of your life, will you stay out of mine?"
You do not have the right to tell anyone else how to live, unless they are endangering you or directly interfering with some aspect of your life. Other than that, STFU and keep your unwanted opinions to yourself. YOU ARE NOT GOD AND GOD DOES NOT SPEAK TO YOU! You are hypocrites, because you live by one standard and expect everyone else to do the same. You have no idea what you are doing to someone in dire straights. Try just once in your life to put the shoe on the other foot and see if it fits. Others might find it easier to live with you!
As always, may peace be with you!
Let me preface what I am about to say by saying clearly that I in no way am advocating for the downfall of America. That is the last thing on my mind.
But I find it mildly amusing that we are in the predicament we are in. Our country is being destroyed by a criminal enterprise because approximately 75% of our people either didn't take the time to vote or are too damned ignorant or stupid and shouldn't be ALLOWED to vote.
We are in serious jeopardy of losing our way of life. You can deny it all you want, but reality is going to come home to roost very soon!
Personally, I will be OK, but anyone in a major city with the crime rate being what it is, imagine hundreds of times worse. Because it will happen! I can see it falling apart already.
Those of you who failed to vote, you are responsible for a lot of this. Those of you who chose to vote for #45 shithead need to really reassess what your values and priorities are, because quite frankly, THEY SUCK!
Open your eyes, take off your blinders, stop listening to the bullshit meant to screw with your opinions of others! Others don't hate until they have hate directed towards them!
You started this shitshow because you think Hillary does all these mean , crooked and hateful things and gets away with it, yet you deny a fascist pig trying to destroy your country. How much further down the rabbit hole must you go before you wake up and realize "Damn, it's dark down here, I better go the opposite direction"?
You can think any way you wish, that's your right. But when you try to drag myself and my kin down that hole with you, you're messing with the wrong person, because I refuse to go calmly into the night!
May peace be with you!
Let's talk about money and where it has taken us from the beginning of mankind until the present.
Just what is money and how did it come to be what it is. Money (or currency) is basically a value placed upon an object or commodity used in controlling what occurs in transactions between party's for something of perceived value.
The ability to obtain it and in what quantity depends on many factors (too many to list) but boils down a basic of where you stand in the chain of life and community. It goes from having absolutely nothing to being such a good accumulator that you have it all. In todays world (unfortunately) the accumulators are winning, keeping others from having any life at all.
I don't believe that most people are truly lazy and don't want to work, but that's the way our society works. You either don't have it and have no way of obtaining it ( it;s called POVERTY), or you have it all and don't want anyone else to have it (it's called Affluence or Uber Rich). 98 % percent of this country can be counted as somewhere between the two, with the vast majority in the lower levels.
Money is and always has been dominated and controlled by the Money Changers, But what is it , really? it's nothing more than a promise based today on nothing, zero, zip.
He who controls the monetary system controls everything else. Do you really have a dollar, or do you have a piece of paper that you believe is a dollar, to spend as you wish?
Our system is now controlled by greedy bankers, corrupt politicians, people who have already attained the status of super wealthy and are the only game in town. Now of course, this has been going on forever. But I think we have reached a point where it can't continue under the present system without collapsing.
I have been saying for many years that all it will take is one major mistake or criminal act to upset the apple cart, and if you can't contemplate what that means to an average citizen, that means your dollars become pieces of paper that you burn for heat in the winter.
When the grocery stores are cleaned out in one day, when no more is on the way.
When you have no money for oil, because it is priced beyond what you can pay so the ultra-rich can have more, so you freeze to death.
When you have no job and no money and no ability to pay anything, yet you have a family to feed, so you turn to your last resort, take it from someone who has it, because food is essential to life.
When you have no clean water, because towns and cities services are shut down and the present politicians have allowed mining wastes and chemicals to be dumped into watersheds.
I could list many more things, and I will as I think of them, but the jist of my post is that you as an average person control nothing. Sure, you feel you do, because that's what supports the system. But in reality, you don't. That's how they keep you in line, the fear of failing. It's all hot air held up in a balloon about to run out of gas needed to keep it airborne! Think about that for a while.
May peace be with you!
The pro-lifers are back at full throttle and the majority of them are men, who wish to control every aspect of women's lives. They want to dip their wienies, but don't want anything to do with the after-effects. Well, stop letting them dip their wienies. And I agree by the way, that women need to be warriors against this assault on YOUR liberties. This is your battle, but many men like myself will stand behind you or beside you, your choice!
You own your uterus, no one else. You choose what to do with it. These fricking people who try to tell you otherwise are assholes, both male and female. You have many women who are against you, mostly evangelical Republicans who wouldn't know their asses from a hole in the ground. The old motto of keep them pregnant, broke and barefoot fits very well these days. You are up against the most evil triumvirate of money, religion and stupidity. It will be difficult, but you must start now! Vote out anyone who stands behind this stupidity, mainly Republicans! They have shown you their true colors, believe them! They are criminals who hate women, minorities, any non-white, and poor people. They don't give a rats ass about you, all they want is for you to be under their control. How much more proof do you need?
Personally, I saw enough during the years since Ronnie Raygun, but the last 10 have been eye opening and proof that you don't matter!
I will continue to try to do what I can, but this fight is yours, you must take it to them!
As always, may peace be with you, and as hard as it may be, keep trying to talk sense to these idiots, it's the only hope you have!