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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Internet and Smart Phones Are Responsible For Our Stressed Out Society

Good Day World!

Time to turn back the clock.

Before the Internet and smart phones, the world was a little simpler place.

The news cycle was slower. We didn't get the bad news instantly like we do now. In effect, we were less bombarded by negativity.

On bad news: It's what sells folks. Sorry, but it's true. The media plays to readership and apparently there's a lot of people who'll read a negative article before they'll look at a positive one.

Prior to the Internet and smart phones, most Americans were not locked into a 24-hour news cycle that not only shared every bad thing happening in America every moment, but the entire world too.

Today it's all about bad news on steroids.

Simple equation: the more bad news you hear the more likely it equals increased stress in your life.

As British novelist Richard Llewellyn once said, "Bad news has good legs."

I'll be real here for a moment: I know we can't turn back the clock, and that a lot of good things happen on the internet and smart phones.

Kinda like heaven and hell. You get 'em both.

The only solution - on an individual basis - is to stay off the internet and don't use a smart phone (there's actually simple phones that don't walk your dog or sing to you that you could get).

Can't change the world. But you can control how much stress you let into your life.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Clinton Totally Presential in Debate: Trump Caught Lying Again

Clinton exposed Trump's Temperment in tonight's presidential debate. 

Trump won't lose any current followers, but I highly doubt he's convinced anyone on the fence to jump into his cesspool of racial hatred and lies.

One thing is for sure, moderator Lester Holt pinned Trump down on the "birther issue" and that Trump supported the War in Iran before turning against it a year later.

If you were undecided who would you vote for after tonights debate?

Another question: Do Political Debates Matter? Here's the political science evidence. 

We'll get to see which is more important tonight: Monday Night Football, or the Presidential debates? I'm guessing the debate.

Terrorists Come In All Colors and Beliefs

Good Day World!

Fact: We live in a world where terrorists roam freely and create chaos every day.

In the USA when you hear a conversation about terrorists, it's almost exclusively referring to olive-skinned Muslim men.

 You'd think we didn't have any other terrorists on our shores.

But we do.

Consider: Last year there were 300 mass shootings in the United States and less than 1 percent of them were committed by Muslims.

Consider: Just one week before the December 2015 San Bernardino attacks, a white man named Robert Dear walked into a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs (with a radical Christian ideology according to his ex-wife's testimony) and killed several people in an act of mass murder.

But that was never called Radical Christian Terrorism in our mainstream media.

What about that 21-year old white supremacist named Dylann Roof who walked into an African-American Church and slaughtered nine innocent people? Wasn't that an act of terrorism?

To get a better idea of what I'm talking about read the LA Times article - Deadliest U.S. Mass Shootings, 1984-2016

With this reference you can see that whites are more likely to be involved in mass killings in the United States than any other race.

But we don't call them terrorists when they shoot up our schools and movie theatres. 

A terrorist is a terrorist. Domestic terrorism is a bigger problem in the USA today than Muslim terrorists are. Just look at the numbers given above in the article I referred too.

If you go by the facts, there's no reason the mainstream media shouldn't start labeling everyone who committes a terrorist act...a terrorist. White, black, brown, or olive-skinned.

It's time to change the narrative and get real.

Oh yeah...one last thing; we have 33,000 active gangs in America. Wouldn't you say they also indulge in terrorism?

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Report on Political Whores: Another Tough Day For 'Lyin' Ted Cruz

Good Day World!

It's never been easy for "Lying Ted" Cruz.

He was once voted "The Most Punchable Face" in America."

Ted's smile is enough to scare kids straight it's so grotesque. That's because the only natural position for his jaw muscles are when he's lying about something.

Ted the Politician

Being a political puppet calls for complete cooperation with the party you sell you soul too.

Teddy however, has been a bad boy more than once. 

For example; there was that little incident of shutting the government down as a congressional freshman, with his Tea Party toadies in tow, back in 2013.

Establishment Republicans scowled but moved on.

It turns out that Donald Trump was right; "Lying Ted" is a loser. So much so, that he decided to endorse Trump for president the other day.

After having his family thrashed by Trump in the public arena, and disrupting the Republican National Convention by not endorsing Trump...Terrible Teddy did a backflip that would have made Simone Biles proud.

What could have made Ted the Cruz change his tune? 

One might as well ask "Where's Waldo?" 

The only thing you can be sure of is the little weasel is getting some kind of political "attaboy" for caving in and proving he has no ethics or morals.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The 'Rat' is Out of the Bag: Trump 'Foreign Advisor' Page is a Putin Puppet

Good Day World!

The rat is out of the bag.

One of Donald Trump's "foreign advisors" has a direct line with senior Russian officials.

Amid recent warnings from the FBI that Russia has conducting cyber attacks against the National Democratic Party and even hacked a White House aide, Congress has called for a full-on investigation of Trump's foreign advisor.

The "rat, aka foreign advisor" is one of Trump's buddies; millionaire businessman, Page Carter, who has extensive Russian business interests. 

Multi-informed sources have reported Page's meetings with Putin puppets - and conversations about lifting economic sanctions against Russia if Trump is elected. 

Some of those Congressman who were briefed were "taken back" when they learned about Page's contacts in Moscow, viewing them as a possible back channel to the Russians that could undercut U.S. foreign policy, said a congressional source familiar with the briefings.

Intelligence reports about Page's talks with senior Russian officials close to President Vladimir Putin were being "actively monitored and investigated," according to this article. 

People have been talking about a bromance between Trump and Putin for over a year now. Seems to me no one took the warnings of their mutual admiration seriously enough.

That's changing rapidly. American security agencies have flat-out stated the Russians are making an all-out effort to disrupt our election process.

The fact that Trump is a businessman above anything else is a legitmate concern when it comes to foreign negotiations because (bottom line) he's going to do what's best for his businesses.

There's no doubt Russia wants The Donald. There's no doubt Trump wants Russian business. His son said as much back in 2009.

There's no doubt in my mind that Trump is not only a traitor, but a very greedy man. I hope his followers finally draw the line (don't vote for him) when it comes to protecting America's interests against the enemy - Russia.

Patriotism anyone?

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Friday, September 23, 2016

Bombs Away: The Darnest Things People Do and Say Every Day

Good Day World!

Hello...I'm your captain on today's bombing mission. 

Please take all the necessary precautions before I open the bomb-bay door.

News Bombs away....

* Large scale data breech - Yahoo admits 500 million user accounts stolen! If you've been a user since 2014, you better update your account.

* Is there such a thing as a "routine child abuse case?" Allegations of child abuse made against Brad Pitt by wife Angelina Jolie have come out after divorce papers filed.

Bomb Quote for the Day:

"Why you'll never see a woman with a bomb in her shoe: we have too much respect for shoes." - Carolyn V. Hamilton

Bomb Shell for the Day:

There's already been eleven cases of bombs placed by terrorists in the USA thus far this year! Here's a complete history of terrorist attacks and related incidents in American history.

Here's the Stink Bomb video for the Day

Speaking of bombs...here's 25 Movies That Bombed but were actually great. 

For the record: 21st century jargon has turned the word "bomb" into something entirely different than what I grew up with. It now also means something is really great - or cool.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Not Made in the USA: Why Chinese Boot-Makers Have Been Laughing All The Way To The Bank

Good Day World!

Corporations and corruption. The two are synonymous.

Photo: The style of boots I wore in Vietnam. Little did I know they were made in China!

There's so many major corporations ripping Americans off everyday I don't know where to start. Well...yes, I do. Here's today's example:

Indictment: Military Boots Made In China said 'Made In The USA' 

Ever since I tied up my first pair of jungle boots in Vietnam the Chinese have been making them for us. The irony doesn't escape me.

While the Chinese were providing arms and money to the North Vietnamese they also had a lucrative business arrangement with an American company to make combat boots on the sly - and just to rub salt in the wound - they were putting Made In The USA patches on them!

What do you think is going to happen to the five people involved with this scheme? They're all out on a 20,000 bail right now.

If past examples of corporate heads are anything to go by...not one of the bastards will go to prison - and, if they do, it'll be a crazy lenient sentence.


Why 'Made in USA' Labeling Is So Complicated

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Having a Good Time: Dogs Dating Online

Good Day World!
Have you noticed? Our world gets weirder every day.

 With help from the web, weirdness gets a boost like never before in history. 

 "Extreme” is a key word that will take you down countless paths in cyberspace. Everything is extreme now, or it isn’t worth bothering with. 

There’s extreme snorkeling, sky diving, bowling, beauty contests, game shows, hamburgers, mixed drinks, t-shirts, bathing suits, hair styles, vacations, and so on.

There’s so much extreme weirdness going on that I have to narrow it down to one category due to space constraints.  It has to do with animals. And the people who love them. And the things pet owners do that make you doubt their sanity.

What we have is a tale (pun intended) of pet owners who think providing online dating services for their pets is perfectly normal. 

I wouldn’t kid you about this. Check out Matchpuppy. It offers a brand new way for owner and dogs to meet new friends in the neighborhood, according to the site's homepage.

I must say, Matchpuppy tickles my funny bone. It’s a place where dogs get paired off according to their size, age and energy level.

Speaking on behalf of my single female pug Molly, she’d never subject herself  to such a desperate way to get a date! Meeting nose- to-nose is fine, but the cautious canine shouldn’t trust a stranger online. 

There are always those “bad dogs” who like to have a good time rubbing up against legs, tables, and anything that doesn’t move away from their arduous attempts at satisfaction.

One more thing, what about the owners? What are they supposed to do if their dogs hit it off instantly (as they often do) and the owners don’t?

Will the owners have a little waiting room with a TV if conversation gets too awkward? What kind of magazines would they find there? Doggie porn directories for owners? Nothing is too good for Fido nowadays.

Yes, I’m a pet owner, and I love my pug, but even I have limits, or shall we say, moments of clarity when I realize enough is enough.

I don’t have any problem with pet owners who dress their dogs up in ridiculous outfits, but my pug would leave home if I tried to dress her up in tutus!

You know what’ll happen if these new doggie dating websites really become popular? Reality TV. Can’t you see it? 

One show could be like the old “Dating Game,” where three eligible bachelor pooches wait behind a screen, and answer questions asked by a single female (not B***H because it has to be politically correct to say). 

Even weirdness has its limits.

The latest trend for fashionable canines is tattoos, but I’m not even going there!

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Where Have All The Conservatives Gone?

"Where have all the young men gone, long time passing?

Where have all the young men gone, long time ago?
Where have all the young men gone?
Gone to soldier, every one!
When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?"

- Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

                                       Good Day World!

Where have all the conservatives gone, long time passing?
Where have all the conservatives gone, long time ago?
Where have all the conservatives gone?
Gone to the alt right, every one.

You get the idea.

The Republican party has been ransacked and crushed by Donald Trump and the alt right crowd. It's been a epic smackdown for real conservatives who still aren't quite sure what happened.

Somehow it's become okay for reactionary racial politics and counter-establishment right-wing ideas, fitting snugly into the violent world of white supremacist terrorists. 

As the alt-right has grown in the last several years, so have the conferences and organizations that make up its foundations.

American Renaissance began in 1990 in an attempt to popularize many of the pseudo-scientific racist ideas promoted by a few contremporary rogue scientists.

By now it's obvious to Republicans that their nominee for president is a nut case brought to prominance by the alt-right, whose philosophy fits nicely into Trump's stump speeches.

The real conservatives in the party are panicking. They don't want to vote for Trump, but they sure don't want to vote for Clinton.

Some are turning to Libertarian Gary Johnson. Most are frozen with indecision; "should they vote for someone, or don't bother voting at all?"

Conservatives are deserting the Republican party in droves. Where they're going is anyones guess.


How the alt-right is attempting to hide it's white supremacist  ties

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Monday, September 19, 2016

Once Taboo Porn Subject Shatters 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Record: 'Most-Viewed in 24-hours'

Good Day World!

Once upon a time in America, sexual bondage was considered too risque for mainstream audiences.

Nowadays, people call getting spanked and being tied-up naked...romantic erotica. 

And that's okay.

How this happened is not altogether clear, but the trend seems to have started with the book 50 Shades of Gray by British author E.L. James.

Somehow it was made into a mainstream movie in 2011. It was Part One of The 50 Shades Trilogy. Part Two - 'Fifty Darker Shades' - is coming out next February.

A trailer for 50 Darker Shades was recently released and had move views (114 million) than 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in it's first 24 hours!

At this point in time, I'd have to say sexual bondage has come out of the closet for average Americans. For better, or worse, people are saying "spank me!" with a glimmer in their eye.

FYI: The trilogy is about a "deepening relationship between a college graduate and a young millionaire." Nothing too complicated - like all successful porn, but plenty to drool over if you like pain and naked people...

Time for me to walk on down the road...