Wednesday, September 2, 2015

THE CRAMPS: "What's Inside A Girl", "Hot Pearl Snatch", "Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon", "Peter Gunn" & "Heartbreak Hotel" ... (In Memoriam of LUX INTERIOR)






This entry into this journal's music/ arts honour roll society will be for a crew that started in Sacramento (CA) ... "The Cramps", a band that has such a lengthy history that I will let the Wikipedia link cover most of that ... for me, they were just a really kick ass crew all around ... it is a band that I have never got to see "live" and regret, being I missed 2 opportunities to see them in Austin (TX) and London (UK). For me this is classic rock-n-roll with that small kit (drum) big backbeat, rock-n-roll bass and a class act ... although as far as genre they are considered in the area's of garage punk, psychobilly or surf rock ... no doubt, they were such an influence to them genres and the root's of them genres too. I knew several musician's personally that The Cramps had an influential impact on, I know that they were at the top's with Joe Christ and a major influence to him ... and another guy I know Rev.Horton Heat toured with The Cramps too.

This duo of Lux Interior (vocalist) and his wife Poison Ivy (guitarist) had just a great chemistry as far as writing, arranging and producing ... I absolutely loved the vocal work and front showmanship of Lux Interior ... YES ... I think he was an outstanding vocalist too, although not noted in particular for it. Poison Ivy ... I absolutely love her style, writing, and guitar work on that hollow body Gretsch ... she is just really a great guitarist to listen to her work. Unfortunately after Lux suddenly passed away from some pre- existing medical condition, that was it ... the band just called it quit's ... and my heart goes out to Poison Ivy sincerely ... I know damn well after 4 decades as a crew and 37 years of marriage to Lux ... it sure was NOT easy to handle, ya'll were made for each other and the key ingredients for this class act historic crew!  Thank You for all the great pieces that you gave and left us. There was so much to view and choose from that I reviewed, and hard to pick one over the other ... but I found these pieces that I wanted to have in here ... Enjoy!



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The Cramps live on the Tube 1986, What's Inside A Girl and Hot Pearl Snatch ... Thanx to THE TUBE TAPES





The Cramps- Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon ... Thanx to SURFBIRDTRASH





Poison Ivy- Peter Gunn Theme ... Thanx to SURFBIRDTRASH





The Cramps- Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis cover) ... Thanx to A66MO45





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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

AMERICAN CRISIS 2015/ The 2nd Civil War: NEUTRAL GENDER MARKETING ... Don't Blame TARGET ... Blame "G.I. JOE" & "BARBIE" ... The "BLUE- GIRL & PINK- BOY" Edition ... (BATTLE OF THE DOLL'S PT.10)




Gender Neutral Boy (video interview)




Thomas Hudson Pickering aka "Ranch Chimp", "Commie Tommie" & "Skool" (short for old school) to kid's locally




This posting for the "Battle of the Dolls" series will have to go to the new neutral- gender story for the Target Stores in America, which has raised alot of controversy. And Thanx to my daughter for bringing this up to me the other day in some small chat humour, because I didnt even know about this, I asked her to fill me in since she is in the business of marketing ... she basically told me she couldnt believe that Americans dont have anything better to do, but gripe about this stuff ... so I decided to do a posting on this. But forget all the serious issues in politics, wars, 401K's and market losses, terrorism, etc, etc ... this is a subject once again that has Americans panties in a bind coast to coast (both boyz & girlz panties I may add). Of course I am also a fan of gender- neutral sports as you can see below with a favourite wrestler of mine I love to watch in action ... "G.I. Ho" ... and I added my gender- neutral photo above to be fashionable as well, as you can see my hair is like a woman's and I have a mustache & goatee of a man. And dont blame this solely on Target if your against this ... you can credit some of it to "G.I. Joe" and "Barbie" ... a couple more controversial figures that have sparked years of battle between the sexes and left/ right political and religious establishments. I think it is safe to say that "G.I. Joe" also influenced "G.I. Ho" to some degree, so we ALL influence and inspire each other. No doubt, it's enough to start a 2nd Civil War in America {: )

Some folks blame our neglect to do gender neutrality when it comes to toys for instance, on the 1950's stereotyping of boyz and girlz toys, marketing them in two categories to of course  boost sales/ profits. I was a child in the 1950's and 1960's, and can honestly say that my parents had no influence on me when it came to toyz ... I just naturally went for what appealed to me when I went in a store's toy department and raided it, I didnt give a shit about gender, colours or anything. I alwayz treasured the little toy soldiers and little battle field set- ups, electric train set's, toy gun's, balls, drum kit's, Lincoln Logs, Erector Set, Etch-A-Sketch, etc ... I wanted what I wanted, plain and simple. My mom told me once, that I stomped my feet till I got a "Rifleman toy rifle" for instance, I dont remember it, but still have a picture somewhere of myself with it. Mom also told me that I had a bad habit of taking my dad's hammer and nails, and hammering nails into wall's and windowsill's damaging them, and catching and eating live spider's, as well as eating raw ground beef, thing's she said she had to spank me for time and again ... I remember none of this myself. I built my own shoe- shine box/ kit and a hunting slingshot in school woodshop as a kid, when other kids were making shelves for the walls in the homes of their parents or whatever ... I was somewhat creative, I built my own skateboard before there was skateboards. I remember a portrait photo of my dad when he was probably a year or two old wearing a dress (early 1920's), I asked my mom, why was dad wearing a dress in the picture? ... she told me it had something to do with "English custom" (my dad's familia was from England), so I thought nothing of it after mom explained to me ... but I was curious as a kid, is why I asked her.

Another thing ... there is a follow the leader cult type mentality thinking that this move by Target is to make children bisexual, transgender or whatever, but this is also silly talk, as suggested or believed by Rev.Graham. It simply is a marketing move in response to customers complaints, who are trying to avoid the usual "store confusion" and detailed hard to follow sales gimmicks, it also helps the customer economize their budget better, giving a more wider neutral selection, and save shopping time. If you buy bedding for instance for the kid's ... is it importante to know if it is designed for a boy or girl? Do not these "straight families" of "straight children", not have kid's where the daughter commonly borrows and wears a brother's T- shirt, jacket, etc? ... so of course it's common in even the most straight and religious families, and been for decades, so there is no reason to make this a religious or political issue either. Below, first linked is a Washington Post article that had me laughing up a storm while reading it ... then I wanted to add a few videos with different points of view and genders to give their opinions on this hot issue. The first will be the mom, Abi Bechtel, that inspired Target to change, as she was frustrated in the toyz department when shopping ... and she look's rough, but I sure wouldnt want her to pin me down like I would with G.I. Ho. The 2nd video interview with Rev.Franklin Graham who is outraged as well, and want's a nationwide boycott of Target, I believe based on some religion he market's. And last but not least, a little young lady named Riley, shopping in a toyz department, who is just plain fed up with the way toyz are marketed, and wants an end to the boy/ girl thing ... Enjoy! {: )



***** A little closing joke I wanted to add, that may get folks panties in a bind, but try to look at it with a little humour ...


***** Question: Why does a man with so much money like Michael Jackson, go shopping at places like Target or WalMart?


***** Answer: He goes for the sale of "Boys Pant's Half Off"




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***** WASHINGTON POST: Target will stop labeling toys for boys or for girls. Good.




 

"G.I. Ho" (professional wrestler who I wouldnt mind losing to and getting pinned to the mat by her)


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Target to move away from gender- based signs ... Thanx to CNN





Rev.Franklin Graham Slams Target for Removing Gender- Based Signs from Stores ... Thanx to FAST NEWS!!





Girl's rant targets gender roles, toys ... Thanx to CNN





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Sunday, August 23, 2015

LARKEN ROSE: Resisting Tyranny & Oppression ... "In a FREE Country ... a FREE Mind ... SHOULD Question their FREEDOM when Needed" ... The "DON'T TREAD ON ME" Edition ... (SELF DEFENSE PT.29) & (PUBLIC PATRIOT'S PT.39)




***** Gadsden Flag (wikipedia)




***** www.larkenrose.com (website)



This posting will also serve 2 series of this journal ... "Public Patriots" and "Self Defense", and will be to highlight Larken Rose. The video with Larken below is to look at what freedom means as far as what America values ... and questioning when is it in our right to resist certain actions of authority that may seem against us, our country, and what we value highly. We know by natural instinct and reason ... what is "right" and when we are "wronged" (with the exception of a few with maybe mental disabilities or intoxicated) ... you dont need any written rules to tell you that. Also included below that is the controversial article Larken wrote on Copblock, which is an excellent article and straight. We constantly recite we are the land of free, and home of the brave, our Constitutional Rights, liberties etc, etc ... so this is just that ... it is about a free mind and questioning is all. If we dont fight or protect what is ours, who else will, eh? ... I mean ... we dont expect foreign countries to come over here and protect our freedom, eh? ... of course not. It's more common today, that when a person speaks of the possibility of tyranny ... that many American's call them conspiracy theorists, radical extremists or whatever, and act as if tyranny is impossible, or only a thing of the past. On the other hand, some of those same people question and complain about some of the actions of authority and those who represent us in our government ... tyranny and oppression is part of civilized human history, so it isnt like it miraculously vanished.

This posting is not to advocate that we should go out and shoot cops or politicians ... this posting is about what we value in America, it is about having the freedom to question, oppose, and if necessary resist that which is harmful to ourselves and country ... not to simply just say ... "whatever is done to us is for our own good". What we value as far as our liberties wasnt easy to accomplish as it is ... many have really put their necks and lives on the line to get to the point of where we are today ... and if we throw that out the door simply based on pop- culture talk ... we will not even be able to have a pop- culture, or even be able to speak, question, or think freely. When you listen to the video below and read ... try to set aside the left/ right thinking that we love to indulge in for a moment ... this is not about left or right ... it is about what America stands for and what made it so we can think and question the way we can today. I chose the Gadsden "Don't Tread On Me" flag at the top of the posting and as part of the posting's title for it's meaning ... so it hasnt a thing to do with the Tea Party political group of today who is known to use it, nor what Larken has to say has anything to do with left/ right choosing. To close out the posting I chose the classic 1991 Metallica piece/ song "Don't Tread On Me" which is fitting, and it will also be included in this journal's "RCJ Music/ Arts Honour Roll Society".



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Shooting Cops ... Thanx to LARKEN ROSE






***** COPBLOCK/ Larken Rose: When Should You Shoot A Cop?




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Metallica- Don't Tread on Me (Music Video) ... Thanx to STU KIRWAN




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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY AMERICA: America's DRACONIAN SEX INDUSTRY ... & How America SUX for BUX ... The "SCREWED & TATTOOED" Edition ... (SEXPLOITATION NATION PT.28)


RSO



***** nationalrsol.org ... (national "Reform Sex Offender Laws")



Part 28 of the "Sexploitation Nation" series will be a look at the latest sex industry of America, which many see as a type of Draconian system ... I frankly dont even know how to label it myself ... I'll admit ... I'm shocked. I am 59 years old, born and raised American, married with kids and grandkids, and have never seen nothing like this in my life, and am amazed at just how insane this nation has become with it's sexual obsessions and paranoia. I do know that when people talk about how free and liberated we are in our nation, they must be completely brainwashed, hung up on political correctness, not old enough to have experienced more freedom, or whatever. Thank goodness that people across the nation are questioning and fighting these laws on one avenue or another. And this isnt actually new, this has been going on for years, and is why I selected links and vidz below that are current and older ... however ... in my opinion, being one that alwayz looks at the money profiteering angle ... it IS becoming a NEW multi billion dollar industry as the way I see it ... which is why I say America Sux for Bux, they will do any bloody thing to make a buck. This like much else today, is another way to penalize every American possible and have them locked in like everything else in this nation today to a life (or most of their life ... and especially the young for the long- term pay- off) of paying fee's, fines and penalties, with so many restrictions that keep's them getting deeper and deeper just for basically "living". In my opinion what we see today is clearly as well in violation of the 8th Amendment/ Bill of Rights of our Constitution as far as cruel and unusual punishment, excessive bails/ fines/ fee's/ penalties ... and even "torture" through psychological trauma. And I am expecting to see many folks start to come forward and challenge and appeal these cases, to where the courts are swamped and backlogged ... and IT IS in order and justified.

Part of what inspired this posting today is this recent case with Zach Anderson below, 19 years old, simply done what many other teens online do, meeting a date and hooking up, the judge (Dennis Wiley) who has a history of severe punishment on this sort of thing is reconsidering now from what I gather ... but that's NOT good enough, considering all the damage done to Zach and his parents and what they went through, and even so far spending over $30,000 in legal fee's! Even though after a couple months or so incarcerated, Zach is released on 5 years probation with over 60 restrictions, he cant go to a mall, cant meet with others such as familia/ siblings that are teens/ kidz, restricted from smartphone or internet use for 5 years, 25 years as a registered "sex offender", cant go to church, cant go to a public playground/ park, cant even go to a restaraunte that sells alcohol, will have a hard time just trying to find a place to live ... and probably even finding a job, etc. My question is not what he CANT do ... I wonder what he CAN do? NO ... Zach and his parents need to fight this tooth and claw, and sue if anything for anything you can get ... this is wrong as you can get, it doesnt have a damn thing to do with morality or keeping kidz safe or related nonsense ... it is simply bullshit to lock young Americans down to a life of servitude to a corrupt system. If this was about morality, keeping kidz safe or other scare tactic rubbish, they wouldnt allow these online dating services to flourish and even shove their commercials/ advertisements 24/ 7 on mainstream tele/ TV and the internet down our kidz throats ... they taunt our children and citizens with sex, then set up agencies to free you from wanting sex, calling it an addiction, putting folks on pharma drugs or in over- priced groups sessions, or incarcerating them in corporate owned privatized correctional/ therapy institutions, etc. For some kidz in our nation today ... you get screwed/ sex ... and you're tattooed for life through penalties and persecution.

But Zach and the kidz are not the only ones targeted as you can see below ... this one couple not even nude or engaging in intercourse, basically grinding on a beach in Florida similar to lap- dancing as the defendants claimed, were facing 15 years in prison ... both consenting adults and going steady with each other, a witness claims that a 3 year old girl on the beach happened to see it. A young married couple who are on the sex offender registry, cause when they dated, one or the other was underage. Prostitutes (female and transgender) in New Orleans charged with sexual crimes and having to register as sex offenders because of some Louisiana law having to do with oral or anal sex for money (not vaginal/ penis) violates some kind of "crime against nature by solicitation law" ... just imagine that with all the environmental damage being caused by greed and corporations while "soliciting" our political representation/ lawmakers, especially in a place like Louisiana ...  sex is a "crime against nature"??!! There are hundreds of thousands across American states if not millions that will get hit with this ... some simply for consensual dating, urinating in public, or a woman with her breasts exposed. This shows the depth of this insanity. Politicians in this nation who are supposed to represent our people are NOT doing enough, or much of anything for our nation at that, except prostituting themselves to Wall Street and their lobbyists on every avenue ... it doesnt matter if your left or right, as a whole, not a damn thing is getting done. You know what the political big news is today? ... more endless shit about Hillary Clinton email accounts/ servers ... I shit you not (nothing about the issues that any Presidential candidate will be faced with that make and break us). Below I chose just a few vidz and newsreads out of many to view to get a grasp on the current reality in America, and what clearly needs to be fought against.


Word Out ....



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***** THE DETROIT NEWS: Teen out of jail, but stays on sex offender registry ...



Should a teen be on sex offender registry for a lie? ... Thanx to CNN







***** BUSINESS INSIDER/ LAW & ORDER: 7 Surprising Things That Could Make You A Sex Offender ... (shocking)



***** THE TIMES- PICAYUNE/ NOLA: Federal lawsuit challenges sex offender registration for prostitutes ...



***** MIAMI HERALD: Couple found guilty of having sex on Florida beach ...




How Sex Offender Registries Fail Us ... Thanx to REASON TV




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What Makes You A Sex Offender? ... Thanx to TEST TUBE NEWS




***** THE SOLUTION:

I see the solution to this as being simple actually, the video above for example explains the different tiers that can be used to categorize an offense. In my opinion this should not be a state to state issue, the Federal Government should jump in at the legislative branch or even the U.S. Supreme Court, as they done quickly and simple on the same- sex marriage issue as far as solving that. Nevada for instance has a 4 tier system I believe as far as your registry being made public, bottom line, being if you are really dangerous to others, kidz or whatever, but still it doesnt go far enough in my opinion, but is a start. "IF" we simply used a 3 tier national system to categorize this (made into solid law by the Federal Gvmnt) ... we could even eliminate having to make a person register for something simple as pissing in public, or perhaps a drunk gal out on the town partying who may suddenly flash her breasts in public, or other simple related things. So simply making law ... and keeping this serious issue out of the states hands, because they will only nitpick and confuse shit or bring in corporate lobbyists or religious groups to decide, who will be biased in every way, and NOT have any solutions based on fact or common sense, some of which couldnt fix a damn flat tire without fucking that up.



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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

GREAT AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE, ART & CIVILIZATION of Native America ... "MESOAMERICA"




"Piramide del Sol" (Pyramid of the Sun) Teotihuacan, Mexico




This posting will be for the "Music/ Arts" section of this journal to highlight some of the art, architecture, civilization of native America, or what is called "Mesoamerica", the pre- Columbian societies before the Spanish/ Europeans invaded, and I guess basically told all these folks that they were doing everything ass- backwards (wrong), and they needed European guidance, culture/ religion or whatever (even though history shows that when the Spanish came into these territories like Mexico as we call it today, it was to basically take all the gold and silver and anything of worth/ value). When we talk of America these dayz and great cities, we think of north American cities like New York City, modern industry, and mega cities like Mexico City Mexico, Sao Paulo Brazil ... and it would seem like before Europeans came to the Americas ... it was nothing. But a few thousand years ago when some Europeans were still living in mud- huts and didnt know much of a damn thing, civilization was starting on its own in the Americas building large bustling cities of trade and culture that were thriving, with some of the earliest written languages in the world, arts, music and musical instruments, modern irrigation systems and agriculture, mathematics and astronomy with star observatory decks, what we would see as well designed apartment/ living complexes, baths and water, with sports events held year around using rubber balls (which was unheard of at the time) in a sports type ball game that was similar to a mix of soccer and basketball of today, politics where the ruling classes, or what we call the elite class showed their devotion and appreciation to nature and the people they ruled over by even shedding their own blood in battle or ceremonies (something I feel we should require of our so called leaders of today) ... this was the roots of American civilization.

When I was a kid in grade school in the 1960's for instance ... you basically didnt hear a thing about this ... I mean ... we heard of things like Christopher Columbus and his discoveries, or about LaSalle, and all the immigrants from Europe that came here, when we heard about pyramids in school it was way over in Africa/ Egypt, etc, but I took an interest in these cultures when I was introduced to it by a friend from Mexico, Isabella and her friends when I was younger, so it wasnt through any American school/ institution ... and I thought it was a pretty fascinating cultural era with much beauty to it, and just wanted to record some of it in this journal ... so I took an interest in this many years back. Today there are several million people in these regions who still carry on the tradition of Maya culture. Some video and read below, and a nice classic Maya dance ritual gig and music with great percussions work, done today for traditional festivities, show and tourists ... Enjoy!




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***** WORLD- MYSTERIES.COM: MYSTIC PLACES: Teotihuacan, Mexico ... (some photos, history, architecture)


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Maya Art and Architecture: A Survey ... Thanx to TPNO2005






***** AUTHENTICMAYA.COM: Maya Culture ... (some read and links)



You Need To See This!!!,,, Very interesting Mayan (Native Mexican) Rituals and Ceremonies! ... Thanx to SIMON SHABESTARI




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Ball Court- Wall & Goal @ the Maya-Toltec City of Chichen Itza


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Sunday, August 9, 2015

BLACK LIVES MATTER/ BERNIE SANDERS SEATTLE RALLY 2015: Marissa Johnson & Mara Willaford WELCOME Senator Sanders & Capitalism Hill to Seattle ... when DISRUPTION = Healthy ACTIVISM ... The "White Supremacist Liberalism" Edition ... (From The FOXHOLE with Bernie PT.26)




(left to right) rally organizer Robby Stern, Marissa Janae Johnson, Senator Bernie Sanders & Mara Jacqeline Willaford


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***** POLITICUS USA: The Real Black Lives Matter Wants Activists To Publicly Apologize To Bernie Sanders ... (another article here from Daily Kos) I need to add this here, because according to this, these women are said by BLM, to not represent I guess the organization officially, so I cant tell you if or what organization they do represent ... in fact, I was reading elsewhere, that Marissa Johnson, was a Sarah Palin/ Tea Party supporter previously, so I'm confused, and cant tell you how reliable this information is either ... I mean ... I'm the kind of guy who if I dont actually belong to a group/ organization ... I sure as Hell wont pretend to ... maybe it's a local independent branch?? (They identify as "OA 206", a Seattle BLM rally cry group I guess) I didnt find any of this out till after this posting. But I am going to let this original posting stand as is, because the point here is NOT if these women are official representatives of a particular group/ organization, but for the message of it. I also want to point out to the reader who dont know me personally, that I'm NOT biased based on race or gender, I dont dislike white people in other words, or favour one race over another, I believe in science and nature above all, and humans are biologically alike, it is our cultures/ tribes, religions, politics, wealth, etc, that seperates us, and sometimes working against each other, dictated by those with the most power to influence it, these postings are simply about being fair and balanced.


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Part 26 of "From The FOXHOLE with Bernie" series will be to highlight the disruption through activism that came about yesterday in Seattle at a Social Security anniversary event where Bernie was a guest speaker. Of course the biggest news today in the media ... actually for the last few dayz, is the GOP debates petty bitch fight between multi-millionaire journalist Megyn Kelly and multi-billionaire businessman Donald Trump ... which was a pointless debate that covered none of the actual issues of this nation, but instead just served as talking entertainment over popular celebrities and related show business. But I chose this political story to cover, to point out a serious issue in America concerning millions of Americans, and in particular Black Americans. I chose Ms.Marissa Johnson of a local Seattle Black Lives Matter movement to open this posting ... then some newsread below that from The Seattle Times. Also, part of this postings title "White Supremacist Liberalism" was inspired by Ms.Johnson's words to the audience in downtown Seattle. After I will add my input on this below.



Bernie Sanders Seattle Rally- Black Lives Matter Interruption ... Thanx to SOARING MOMENTS






***** THE SEATTLE TIMES: Black Lives Matter protestors shut down Bernie Sanders; later rally draws 15,000 ... (newsread/ video)




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(Bear with Me) Thomas Hudson Pickering (aka "Ranch Chimp" & "Commie Tommie") with daughter "Bear"



First of all I want to commend Senator Sanders for doing the right thing here and walking away ... handing over the microphone to Ms.Johnson and Ms.Willaford ... I know it must have been a frustrating experience for the Senator having this been done as well before in Phoenix a short time back, where BLM activists disrupted another rally. But I am confident in the Senators heart, that he understands the frustration as much as these young ladies do ... Bernie himself was in the same position a half century ago, when it was REALLY unpopular especially for white Americans to side and fight for civil rights for Black Americans, which Time magazine called "The Radical Education of Bernie Sanders" ... Bernie even went to jail over it, while fighting in the trenches to desegregate Chicago's racist school and housing systems ... as well as marching with Dr.M.L.King ... Bernie like these young activists was in the trenches, so his instincts kicked in despite his being upset for being interrupted, because the man "been there and done that". The interruption in my opinion is "justified" ... believe me ... without this kind of action ... these young Americans ARE NOT heard, and at some event's with other politician's who are guarded by everyone from the Secret Service to local police to rent- a- cops, many times these activists cant even get within 30'ft of a candidate before they are taken down and in many cases locked up or thrown in a mobile/ temporary cage, with multiple felony charges against them, overbloated bail bonds imposed, and excessive force used against them ... while politicians play it off and get off the subject, or try to outright ignore the issue.

Many of the folks that attended this rally (Social Security anniversary event) were angry and disappointed, wanting to hear the Senator in a daylong event that featured many speakers before Bernie, but they should be able to understand why the condition is the way it is, and what inspired it most importantly. Some say that they think the Hillary Clinton campaign is behind this disruption ... personally I dont even think Hillary Clinton would do anything like that ... but ... I wouldnt put it past perhaps a few in her campaign to try a stunt and not even tell her a thing about it ... I mean ... these folks running for office do not know sometimes, those who are arranging everything in their campaigns. But I do know that this type of disruption and activism is past due for our 21st century in our nation on multi level's and events, and to especially disrupt these events of these establishment political parties, and the REPUBLICAN Party should really be targeted harshly and without consideration ... especially with this new attack on civil rights in America. Seattle by American standards, is considered as a ultra type liberal city, and many of the most liberal cities coast to coast in the 21st century is where you hear and find some of the most harsh injustice against black and minority communities ... I mean ... you may commonly expect that in southern red/ conservative majority states, but what is the excuse to have this in such liberated places like Seattle, Oakland, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, etc? ... cities with so many liberal and democrat majorities, cities with so many people of colour in politics locally, and every major office held, and saturated with what some see as white ultra liberal's. Listen to Marissa Johnson when she welcomes Bernie to Seattle, and look at the condition in Seattle that Marissa talks about ... that's what grassroots is about ... and that's REALITY 2015!

Not even the organizer of this event in Seattle, Robby Stern, wanted to let these women speak, and argued with them, yet let so many others speak before Bernie, saying he would only let Marissa and Mara speak after Bernie ... that is when Bernie made the decision, and just said ... "give them the mic" ... then Bernie participated for the 4.5 minutes of silence for Michael Brown, before he left. The bottom line is ... many of even establishment Democrat's wouldnt do that, without being advised to and having a pre- planned script to follow. Look at some of the politics and politician's in our nation, especially those in Washington ... and ask yourself, with all their power to make change and to make legislation to try to suppress some of the injustices in our nation, in some cases with just a simple stroke of the pen ... why are we having this same ole same civil rights issue again, a half damn century after the civil rights movement? What did these politicians with the power and voice to represent American peoples interests do locally or on the Washington level? Look at the track record before you judge a politician, then you can accurately assess a politician ... simply by their actions and record ... Bernie Sanders record clearly speaks for itself, and his constant action against some of the racial and income inequality that feed's this institutionalized racism of today (I myself am a "capitalist", and DO NOT believe that we should all have EQUAL INCOME as I explain here, but believe that capitalism today is way out of balance, and can be economically and socially unhealthy). In the meantime, I want to commend as well, these people like Marissa and Mara for putting their neck on the line the same way Senator Sanders did when he was their age a half century ago ... this is healthy activism, and hope to see more out of these grassroots movements like Black Lives Matter and others of all races, genders, left or right in the future ... and put these politicians to the challenge that are taking this country into the toilet, THAT IS the American spirit!


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***** POST NOTE ... THE FLIP SIDE (added 11 August 2015)


Politically speaking now, I wanted to add this post note because so many Sanders supporters were and are disappointed, angry, frustrated, etc over this incident ... because I AM ALSO a Sanders supporter, but I see this a bit different than some of his supporters. I actually look at this incident as a POSITIVE for his campaign (if I were campaigning, I WOULD WANT to be disrupted like this, just so these folks could voice unscripted, the raw reality and their frustration), here's the deal ... every other candidate NOW, is going to have to either copy Bernie (as usual), or accept what Bernie accepted as far as his cooperation letting BLM have their voice right then and there on demand ... it dont matter if it's Clinton, O'Malley, Bush, Trump, etc ... if they do not respond in an acceptable way to these groups, they will be pigeon-holed, and most importantly in MSM, because they are alwayz covered for every time they fart or send a text, since they are big name candidates, that means IF they use force or deny the same privilege or even access that Bernie so generously gave, their mainstream image will take a hit, trust me ... and that shit will spread like a California wildfire in MSM. Already "LIL B" who is one of the more largely covered internet/ YouTube Rap artists is supporting Sanders over Clinton just after this incident ... also see that after this happened to Bernie, he had just hours later a 15,000 gathering also in Seattle (at his official rally), and another 28,000 or so gather in PDX (Portland), which was his largest yet and larger than any candidate, or even a few candidates combined totals at that. So look at the flip side to this, not the short term or keep the red- ass (angry mood) over that one day ... the way Bernie handled it was great ... let's see how others handle themselves in similar situations or how regulated and restrictive they will be to the peoples, eh? That's why I want to see these groups expand and even disrupt this "assembly line" way of politics in these campaigns ... get my drift, eh?


Rapper Lil B: Sanders 'really touched my heart' ... Thanx to CNN



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***** RANCH CHIMP JOURNAL "WELCOME" POST


***** RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY (my hand- selected music/ arts picks)


***** RCJ/ THOMAS PICKERING: GOOGLE+ (video posts)


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change) ... to be viewed as a "profit- see", not a "prophecy".


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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MICHAEL A. WOOD JR: When Politicians DO NOTHING & Corporate Greed Culture RUNS EVERYTHING, Police DO ANYTHING ... The "Us vs. Them/ Lunatic Fringe" Edition ... (PUBLIC PATRIOT'S PT.38)- (POLICE BRUTALITY PT.22)- (VETERAN'S SPOTLIGHT PT.41)




MICHAEL WOOD/ LINKEDIN - AMAZON



This posting will serve 3 series in this journal, which will focus on a compilation of interviews with former Baltimore police officer Michael Wood and what he has to say about the current policing condition in America, Michael had to retire due to a shoulder injury. I chose Michael though for the "Veterans Spotlight" series, for his service for America as a U.S.Marine ... and for the "Public Patriots" series for all that he is doing to bring awareness to our current condition with his work in speeches/ testimonies, writing instruction guides for policing and promoting change in recruitment as well as training ... since this get's to root of some of the excessive force, especially in black urban communities ... it will also be included in the "Police Brutality" series. He is also the kind of guy that need's to get more mainstream coverage, and even called on by folks like the President to give advice in places like Washington or wherever needed ... he explains the "Us vs. Them" mentality well too, pointing out the problem's with that and everything else in this polarized society. But first, some of his interviews below, then I will add some after.




Ex- Baltimore Cop Michael Wood On Racist, Abusive Police Culture- Interview w/ Cenk Uygur (edited) ... Thanx to THE YOUNG TURKS





Interview: Michael Wood Jr explains what he saw ... Thanx to WBAL-TV 11 BALTIMORE






***** THE WASHINGTON POST: An interview with the Baltimore cop who's revealing all the horrible things he saw on the job ... (newsread/ interview)



'Much outrageous police activity is actually legal'- Former Baltimore officer ... Thanx to RT AMERICA






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***** PD/ RCJ: "PUBLIC PATRIOT'S" PART'S 37 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "POLICE BRUTALITY" PART'S 21 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "VETERAN'S SPOTLIGHT" PART'S 40 THRU 1


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Thomas Hudson Pickering aka "Ranch Chimp", "Commie Tommie" & "Skool" (short for old school) to kid's locally


I have every reason to believe everything that he is saying in these interviews from my personal experiences in life and what I witnessed, and reason why I been writing about this since the start of this journal, as a matter of fact ... it is some of the most straight talk from Michael without beating around the bush that I have heard out of a police officer, what makes it better is coming from an officer that is a former well experienced military veteran, and as an officer with 11 years working in various divisions of the police department on the streets. I have heard some question his motives, as if it is to sell books or whatever business, as for me, I really dont care about his motives, I care about the importance of what he is doing. This should inspire others to come out and try to make needed change in their departments, because there are many officers out there that really dont like how things are and sometimes want to speak out or talk about it, but feel to stay in a closet and not go against the grain for various reasons ... whether it be intimidation, retaliation from others in the department, fear of losing their job or having their duties downgraded, etc. These folks that serve are doing their jobs only and trying to please those who are superiors in ranks ... many have families to support like those in any other career, Michael has a wife and young daughter ... to make a move like he did requires courage, strength and determination to do what is fair and needed.

Some of what he said is insane even, as far as training, to the point where even fellow police officers who are former military veterans like Michael, are in shock to some of the stings and raids that go down, the insane use of force (some even beyond what they seen in combat, and ridiculously staged), while upon entry actually pointing lasers at each other and innocents before thinking, as if was some Hollywood action movie! ... re- training is past due. There is too much reassigning and sort of multi- tasking going on in my opinion too, although it gives officers more experience like on different task forces/ divisions, there is not enough time to settle in and get to know your community if you're a rookie being shifted around too much. A key point that Michael brings up is the politics/ legislation, and as Michael sayz ... they make it all legal ... as I myself even point out like a broken record in this journal on related issues, and how difficult it is to even get a conviction or real justice on an officer who is CLEARLY in the wrong, even with compelling evidence and video ... so dont blame cops on that one ... blame the politicians/ law makers. Also the heavier than ever pushing officers to make quota's I think is a problemo too, I mean ... this isnt a manufacturing/ production job working on an assembly line! Michael stated how he basically was put in a situation to where he had to go to economically challenged urban area's to make busts/ collars just to make quota's ... this forces officers to make a collar for anything they can, regardless if it's actually a crime or not. There also need's to be reassurance from the upper ranks in the departments that those who voice on these problems have more support, especially from the IAD (internal affairs divisions) to secure information better.

Politically in this nation, NOT enough is done, they are voted in by us and given a decent salary and benefits, SO THEY have the POWER to change things and make legislation. I dont give a shit about campaign talk over things like "Black Lives Matter" ... until there is action out of our politicians with a record of performance, it dont mean shit ... bottom line. Baltimore for instance even had many black rep's in their government and law, courts, etc ... what the Hell good has it done, eh? ... this playz as well coast to coast ... and feeding this institutionalized racism ... when people raise Hell in the streets and do damage ... like in what I called the "Baltimore Resistance", IT IS JUSTIFIED as much as peaceful protest's. Thank goodness for movements as well like "Black Lives Matter" and all the splinters of things like the Occupy Movement, which I started pointing out in this journal early on, as being needed to inspire more anger, action and demands ... so it continues to grow, and much credits to those and especially social media's. I personally credit much of the problem to this fad culture of extreme corporate greed today, it dont matter if it's in finance, eliminating affordable housing to move millionaires in, dictating our politician's, to the war on our civil rights, to making the petty non criminal prison industry private and for profit only, or much else ... I mean ... shit rolls down hill, eh? ... which I look as another passing fad that will see it's mistakes in time when they themselves feel the results of what they created. This is the worst progress and stalling we had in this nation since the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement.


That's the Reality ... Word Out ....


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Gary Hoey Live "Lunatic Fringe" ... Thanx to GARY HOEY ... a closing song I wanted to add originally by Red Rider (inspiring part of this posting's title) ... but redone/ covered here by an outstanding guitarist, that I alwayz liked his work ... Gary Hoey ... the lyrics are fitting. This will also be included in the "RCJ MUSIC/ ARTS HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY"



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Michael & wife

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***** RANCH CHIMP JOURNAL "WELCOME" POST


***** RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY (my hand- selected music/ arts picks)


***** RCJ/ THOMAS PICKERING: GOOGLE+ (video posts)


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change) ... to be viewed as a "profit- see", not a "prophecy".


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Monday, July 20, 2015

BERNIE SANDERS/ DALLAS RALLY 2015: Blazin & BERNin Through the "BIG D" ... Best Little TOWN HALL in Dallas ... The "ROUSIN 8000" Edition ... (From The FOXHOLE with Bernie PT.25)






Part 25 of the "From The FOXHOLE with Bernie" series ... is more of a memorabilia posting for this journal. According to the Dallas Morning News linked below, 8000 attended this "town hall" meeting here yesterday in downtown Dallas, which was RSVP ... and what better place to have it but the Financial and Arts Districts of downtown! I suggested earlier in the morning that we get there early and glad I did, because I was reading that this was being held in a hotel ballroom, which I calculated looking at the venue capacity and square footage, wouldnt be able to squeeze in more than about 3000 standing at most (and that would be cramming them), so I told a friend I am guessing we may have a tad more than 3000 (ya think?), and I would like to get there early to get a good spot ... although it's not a small hotel being 42 stories. I also read that Houston had to change the venue they chose because of the crowd that may show, which they changed to the Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston to accommodate which is considerably larger (I attended several rock concerts in there when I was younger living in Houston), and that as well I read here (KHOU/ HOUSTON) got over 5200. But YES ... it was as packed as you can get here in Dallas ... the ballroom you couldnt squeeze another body in there if you tried! Outside the ballroom in the convention area there were thousands more crammed in watching these large video screens. The enthusiasm and excitement Bernie roused was electrifying ... I have never seen a town hall meeting here in town with the energy this had ... and Bernie as usual was hitting all the right spots with the crowd and really had us going and loud! It was just the "best little town hall in Dallas" ... with Bernie blazin and bernin! And Thanx to the Senator for dropping in to enlighten and support us down here on this mid- July hot summer day (being from Vermont, I'm sure he noticed the heat, which was in the upper 90's and typical here in July) ... because as the Senator pointed out in his Dallas and Houston speech, much of the Washington establishment Democrat Party turns their back on Texas and basically ignores it, nor supports us very much, so here we have to challenge this neo Republican stronghold alone basically ... so Thank You Sir! Part of the posting's title was inspired by "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" ... below some newsread and video of the speech.




Bernie Sanders Dallas Rally July 19, 2015 ... Thanx to BERNIE 2016 TV






***** DALLAS MORNING NEWS/ METRO: CROWD OF 8,000 GREETS BERNIE SANDERS IN DALLAS (newsread)



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***** PD/ RCJ: "FROM THE FOXHOLE WITH BERNIE" PART'S 24 THRU 1


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***** RANCH CHIMP JOURNAL "WELCOME" POST


***** RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY (my hand- selected music/ arts picks)


***** RCJ/ THOMAS PICKERING: GOOGLE+ (video posts)


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change) ... to be viewed as a "profit- see", not a "prophecy".


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Friday, July 10, 2015

AMERICAN HEALTH CARE COST 2015/ 2016: The Health Care CASH CRASH ... & How Out- Of- Pocket will SOCK- IT to American's ... The "In DEBT till DEATH" Edition ... (HEALTH CARE REFORM: another "FORM" of "REFORM" PT.6)






Bernie Sanders On Universal Health Care ... Thanx to BERNIE SANDERS 2016





This posting will serve as Part 6 of the "Health Care Reform: another Form of Reform" series, with also another related series linked below called "Health Care SnoweJob". But what inspires this Part 6, is so many folks stories over the last couple years locally here in Texas that are having more problems than ever with insurance and health care ... and also because there is not enough coverage on this as far as mainstream news or politically ... again, unfortunately we are media saturated with this Confederate Flag rubbish which took up a couple weeks of political and media bitch- fighting before getting resolved ... and of course Donald Trump whining about Mexican's, who dont know a damn thing about working class Mexicans, immigration, assume (at least in speeches) many have criminal intentions for coming here ... or probably never even known any besides those with big money, the odd thing about many American millionaires/ billionaires, with several like Trump running in politics, is they use the services of illegal/ legal immigrants (Mexican or others, Trump himself at least admit's it, while other's wont) and even investing in ventures/ projects out of our country that is simply to get by on the "cheap" for workers to increase their profit's ... or in this case using it politically. Or other big news of some Presidential candidate hopefuls lying about each other instead of focusing hard on issues. I chose Senator Bernie Sanders above to open this posting, because there is probably no one in Washington who has fought for a more balanced and cost efficient health care system in this country than him ... and Thank Goodness that he is running for President, because talk about fixing this is rare on Capitalism Hill (aka Capitol Hill). But, we have a serious dilemma of catastrophic economic proportion growing in this country, and you simply cant have your cake and eat it, something/ someone has to give. And as usual I was expecting this to come in time as you can see throughout these series in this journal/ blog over the last 6 or 7 years or so. Some news links and video below that I found of interest, then I will add a part to it after.


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***** THE NEW YORK TIMES: HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES SEEK BIG RATE INCREASES FOR 2016 (newsread)



***** USA TODAY: DILEMMA OVER DEDUCTIBLES: COSTS CRIPPLING MIDDLE CLASS (newsread)



***** NBC NEWS: KID'S HEALTH CARE COSTS GROWING FASTER THAN GENERAL POPULATION'S (newsread/ video)



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The Hard Line| Paul Ketchel discusses the Supreme Court upholding Obamacare subsidies ... Thanx to NEWSMAX TV




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***** PD/ RCJ: HEALTH CARE REFORM: another "FORM" of "REFORM" PART'S 5 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "HEALTH CARE SNOWEjob" PART'S 11 THRU 1 ... (a related series)



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High- deductible health plans mean doctors want money up front ... Thanx to WCPO.COM| 9 ON YOUR SIDE




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Thomas Hudson Pickering (aka "Ranch Chimp" & "Commie Tommie") with other half (wife) Rosalie Recto Vinas (Pickering)



Anyone who reads this that does not know me personally, I will tell you straight up that I'm not a conspiracy theorist or panic type guy ... when I say this can be economically catastrophic, I really mean that ... looking at the basic math will show you that if something is NOT done about this, it will hit us like a brick to the head/ skull at some point. There are too many special interests here not planning or looking ahead, and it's not a conspiracy, but many for different reasons just acting out of extreme greed, financial panic, politics ... and not thinking. Even the "fraud" alone today from doctors to medical services providers to nurses in the US is enormous, and the largest of investigations and take- downs in U.S.Department of Justice history, which I linked below. Too much problem also is in politics of the left and right, you have now on the right a strong movement to repeal the ACA (aka ObamaCare), yet have NO alternative plans to solve any of this ... so it's just political inspired by some special interests, and eventually we are going to have a cash crash, either with providers/ companies first or the insured/ uninsured/ customers ... but both will take the hit in time. The design basically like so much else in this country is just to keep you in debt till death as a sort of investment, but cant work in the longrun. Those that want to just repeal ObamaCare/ ACA or cut the government subsidies and think it will solve problems are so wrong, why in Hell do you think the U.S.Supreme Court ruled to leave subsidies in place? ... they can see what will happen if you remove them, yet have a mandatory law in place to buy insurance, even though I am sure some of the right wing justices want to, those subsidies to the lower working classes are also needed revenues to providers, and those people with the new health care could NOT afford to even keep the mandatory insurance without help, especially with decreasing wages and under- employment with the costs of living overall. But even our declining middle classes which are a key part of the bread and butter of our economy are being squeezed even more than ever.


***** NBC NEWS (18 June 2015): FED'S CHARGE 243 PEOPLE FOR MEDICARE FRAUD


One guy I know (Tim), had to recently get some day surgery for a small growth in his nose, making it difficult to breathe through his nose, his insurance is mostly paid for by his employer, he pay's a small part of it, and he also had to change that after the ACA went into law, also pay more out of his paycheck to cover/ subsidize the employer costs of the new ACA, even though as an employee dont have ObamaCare ... but Tim had no problemo with that, what he did have a problem with was having to shop for doctors, I think one wanted $5000 up front and he settled for one that wanted $2500 up front just to get it done ... plus his out of pocket, deductible expenses, etc, those of which can get paid later ... but he had to withdraw money (also another fee) out of his 401K just to get in. Another gal I know Judy who's husband died in an accident, now has no insurance and she is under- employed since her husband made the larger household income, she has a knee problem that requires surgery, since her husband died she is no longer on his plan for some reason (I thought as a surviving spouse they should offer her something), I told her to get on the ObamaCare deal, because she has no insurance and because IF she dont, they will start to keep any tax refund she has and penalize/ fine her ... she knew nothing of this though. But Judy cant afford insurance on what she makes, or can even afford the out of pocket it would cost on what she makes, and she already went through everything her husband had saved. Another gal I know (Jennifer) who has 2 young children and gets no solid/ steady support from her "ex" just told me she prays that her or her kids dont get sick, because the insurance plan she did have to buy is all she could afford on her wages, and the out of pocket would "kill her" (in her own words), she worx 2 part time jobs. Another guy (Randy) who is a independent self- employed contractor in AC work (which of course is seasonal) with some fly- by- night "self employed" insurance plan he's never had to use yet, told me he dont give a shit about the law to buy insurance and if he gets on the spot and decides to drop what he has, let them fine him or whatever. Some I have talked to will just go to emergency rooms regardless considering the expenses of what they do have insurance wise. Those are just a few of what I heard, all single working class citizen's, one with 2 young children, that pay all their own bills on modest incomes with no assistance, therefore like many other working class Americans, really dont even have much money saved in the bank (these dayz it is much harder for Americans to save any money, because they are nickel and dimed to death on everything else), having to take out of their 401K's or put on credit cards, etc. There are others I hear from such as neighbours that are contractors, or work for small companies, construction to carpentry workers, etc ... and there are millions upon millions more across America that are in the same boat.

I also suspect now that some are not getting the same equal care and out of pocket expenses as others that have ObamaCare ... the reason is because a few months back I was visiting my doctor getting an annual type basic check up deal, and while in the office overheard a couple employees in the same office debating on what to do with a patient that had ObamaCare as far as payments who was in the waiting area ... one telling the other to decline certain procedures and to charge a cash up front minimum to even get seen ... and Yes ... the question from one lady/ staff employee to the other was .... "what do we do with this patient? ... they have that ObamaCare", showing the ID card to the other, the one responding/ deciding was shaking her head, of course it wasnt my business, but I couldnt help to hear and see their reaction. I myself am fortunate to be on a large group plan through the company of my wife, but even on my insurance when these ACA changes went through, my original doctor who I really liked was removed from our plan and I had to get another primary care doctor. Many Americans who work for small businesses may not be on large group plans and have insurance policies that are really not very good, although they are required by law to have them, and many cant afford what they have, even many middle class will have their credit ratings destroyed due to medical debt. The whole medical care and insurance system in the U.S. is also so complicated with too many parts, co-pays, co- insurers, and enough to confuse the Hell out of most ... I mean ... you would damn near have to take a college course to understand it, or waste endless hours of time you dont have, as much as having to endlessly shop around when your sick or in need of surgery/ treatment.

The ACA (HHS.gov/HealthCare) has several advantages sure (only because our system was not much to begin with), such as certain paid screening's, which insurers want anywayz for preventive care, such as most car repair places will give you give free checks/ inspections to find what is wrong and fix it to get your business, especially having in law not being turned down for pre- existing conditions and having no annual spending cap, and America does have really great care for those who can afford it. But this doesnt mean that we are not in dire need of reform to the whole system still ... abolishing ObamaCare is just political and solves none of the issues ... we need to keep what we have and reform from there. I am one that supports the need for a single payer type system as Senator Bernie Sanders talks about, or as even President Obama tried to get through with his partial public option plan at first that lobbyists and politicians both left and right in Congress threw in the trash. The reason I was for President Obama's "20% public option", is because I REALIZE you cant just shut out the entire insurance/ medical/ pharmaceutical industries in America at this point in time, WITHOUT it having a disastrous effect on the American economy, only 20% would handle the lower income people (which is still a savings to the taxpayers and government over paying for emergency room services across the board), but insurance, pharmaceutical and medical services provider lobbyists, even though they would still have 80% of the market, complained that a 20% public option would put them out of business, which is false, if they are as great as they say they are and competitive as they claim, it was just greed on their part, because that 20% going to government, is 20% out of their profit's, which is in the billions annually. Even my daughter and her husband who are both RN's here in Dallas, as well as my sister-in-law and her husband who are also both RN's in Toronto (Canada), and a doctor of mine who all told me in past, that they agree that our health care expenses here in U.S. is way out of whack, and needs real change. This should be a priority focus of politicians from the President on down and pushed very hard by the voters in this country, or else our economy will suffer more severely in time ... not get better, because of our neglect to control some of this and fix what is clearly broken before it breaks us.


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***** RANCH CHIMP JOURNAL "WELCOME" POST


***** RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY (my hand- selected music/ arts picks)


***** RCJ/ THOMAS PICKERING: GOOGLE+ (video posts)


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change) ... to be viewed as a "profit- see", not a "prophecy".


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Monday, July 6, 2015

SUPER PACs- SAVIOURS OF DEMOCRACY: Born to Reform & The UNETHICAL Commitment to ETHICS ... The "POOP SCOOP" Edition ... (MONEY N POLITICS PT.2) & (POLITICAL CORRUPTION & ETHICS PT.7)






How Bernie Sanders expects to raise enough campaign cash ... Thanx to CBS NEWS





This posting to also serve 2 series of this journal ... "Money N Politics" & "Political Corruption & Ethics". Part of what inspired this posting is all the mainstream news about these so called Super PACs and the scrambling of candidates to grab all the big bucks they can, and while taking a walk this morning, a pile of day old dogshit on a curb with flies swarming all over it like a cheap suit on sunday! Being non professional and somewhat disorganized when it comes to blogging and also kind of scatter brained and spontaneous, odd things may inspire a posting, a pamphlet or used condom on the sidewalk, or in this case a pile of old dogshit ... I title my posting's as if I were writing lyrics for a song to make it easy, so that is why they may seem to rhyme. A couple interesting and twisted news reads below explaining how these campaigns are going now ... and even one pointing out how these Super PACs are a type of "saviour to democracy" ... then I will add a few cents to it after.






***** NATIONAL JOURNAL: How Super PACs Will Strengthen Democracy in 2016 ... (newsread)



***** THE NEW YORK TIMES: 'Campaigns' Aren't Necessarily Campaigns in the Age of 'Super PAC's' ... (newsread)




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***** PD/ RCJ: "MONEY N POLITICS" PART 1



**** PD/ RCJ: "POLITICAL CORRUPTION & ETHICS" PART'S 6 THRU 1



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Thomas Hudson Pickering aka "Ranch Chimp" & "Commie Tommie" (the car is a 2013 ZL1 Chevy Camaro convertible, with a LSA 6.2 liter supercharged V8 and 580 horsepower engine ... it dont fuck around (half- step), and neither do I : )




You know ... you can look at this campaign funding a thousand different wayz and twist all kinds of shit out of it ... it can look like a cancer or a blessing to democracy or whatever, the bottom line though is commitment to those who financially support you, and this has gotten entirely ridiculous. I mean like, all in the mainstream of media politically, is who is getting the most money and how they need to slither around this and that on how they campaign and get it, who can tell the best story and outspeak the other, etc, and nothing more than a game avoiding what needs to actually get done, and when you get paid, you're supposed to work. Most folks regardless or what job/ career they're in ... cater to those who give them a paycheck/ finance/ support, because that is simply how it worx ... and this is why I strongly feel that we should get ALL the money out of politics and go with public funding through government, and even millions of others are starting to feel this way ... what we see now is a sort of a commitment to ethics that are unethical. You cant accept this money without having to pay a service, just as you cant go to your daily job and be on the clock and do nothing. It in my opinion is making our politics a pile of dogshit more than it's been in years, with billionaires like flies swarming all over it ... and someone need's to scoop up the poop and get rid of it.

This whole thing was engineered and born to reform our society to their liking, not to save democracy or to even embrace it for that matter. The Republican Party makes it clear as day what their agenda is, and it sure as Hell is not about creating decent paying jobs, fair and open free trade, familia values or the related, they are clear that their mission is to reform our society to work in alignment with international corporate and banking monopolization and reducing our quality of living, pay and choice, so that we can compete with those in 3rd world countries, and to privatize everything we have from our government and politics to our mothers ... and especially to transform Social Security (another cash grab) ... turning it all over to the entities who finance them or who are commonly referred to as "elite" ... an entity that basically sits on their ass and figures out wayz to rob others ... that I simply refer to as "day old shit", and now with a growing support from establishment Democrat's. And the ruling establishment of the Democrat Party has NOT been very clear at all on what their agenda is, looking at some of their actions and not saying much, except to oppose Republicans. Sure, you can make the argument that with Super PACs you can have a more diversified selection of candidates that wouldnt otherwise be able to get the financial backing, but it's a Hell of a price to pay for it ... look who they owe to regardless of what political party they belong to. The Republicans probably have over a dozen possible candidates nearly a year and a half before the election, yet all with the same bottom line agenda and commitment.

In the largest media's they act so excited over this and seeing the candidates ass kissing for this money, and equally as excited over the miscellaneous bitch fights between them, who has the most money or biggest house, as if it is a sort of entertainment, which I reckon it is of sort, and those media journalist's are kind of forced to do that or look for another job, but it should be pointed out more for what it truly is, not focusing on dumb shit for weeks at a time like how many email accounts a candidate like Hillary Clinton has, I mean, who really gives a shit about how many email accounts she has? (multiple email accounts are NOT illegal or unethical), what a candidates favourite movie is or related nonsense ... we need to address ISSUES ... JOB RELATED issues that are holding us back from progress that benefits the majority of all. I have met so many folks over the years that thought I was dumb as a door knob to even waste my time voting, because they looked at it as rigged and pre- paid to begin with that does nothing, and I understand why they would think that, but I still alwayz voted regardless ... now with something as clearly obvious as this new Super PACs paying everything, that could discourage folks more, but I would hope that it get's people angry and motivates folks to act, and especially new younger generations. Senator and candidate Bernie Sanders thinx we need a political revolution of sort and get more and more people involved with the voting process, I feel similar.

This is why you see so many now questioning this and groups starting up to tear this down and stop things like this Citizens United crap, and it's in order and right to tear this down in anyway possible, because this isnt just happening in America ... look anywhere around the globe today and you can see it is all connected to one ideology and nonsense to making us global, loving and submissive to them. They want to even take away any consumer, environmental, labour protections, or anything else to make their profit margin larger and to make us all more dependent on them ... and to look at them as a type of saviour, an entity that will abandon us and this country anyway regardless of what we give them once we have nothing left. Understand that one of the reason's for billionaires and your largest investments to merge these multi- national too big to fail corporate and finance/ banking entities to rathole the majority of wealth today and lower our standards ... is not just to make us compete more for less, but because these entities "know" that the future societies will have less need for large populations of labourer's and consumers, and capitalism as we now know it will change, ratholing the wealth "now" is to build "their" future empires, NOT ours, because they see it as we will no longer be needed ... and THAT is why it is importante for us now to work on this and challenge this, because future prosperity doesnt have to be exclusively for ANY particular group, culture, social/ wealth status, etc ... a strong growing middle classes can work well WITHOUT the extreme rich or extreme poor. And many are so intoxicated financially, they cant even control their own environment and bowels without screwing up and asking for our money/ subsidies/ bailouts when they fall or just to succeed ... so you have to ask ... what can they do for us? ... and what real value are they? I dont personally see any value in them or half their political puppets ... as far as I'm concerned, I dont want their support or to be dependent on them if that's how they choose to play ... which is destructive to themselves even in the longrun ... you dont marry failure, unless you choose to fail.


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