Monday, September 24, 2018

CHINA'S BELT & ROAD INITIATIVE 2018: China's AMBITIOUS & SUSPICIOUS Vision and Decision ... Economic Imperialism or Capitalism on Steroids? ... The "Critical Geopolitical" Edition ... (CHINA THE SLEEPING GIANT PT.6)

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Children from Belt and Road countries sing out their gratitude ... Thanx to China Daily



This posting will be Part 6 of the "China The Sleeping Giant" series of this journal/ blog ... I opened above with a cute little promo video, even communist China is pretty good at marketing, eh? ... even running competition with Corporate Communist America {:-) It will be to look at the China Belt & Road Initiative (wikipedia), that is being called the "project of the century", among other things. Some are praising it and hoping China will "choose" their country to invest in and do business ... some are worried. I started this series in 2009, and have not done a posting in it since 2013, so this is to update the series, on what China has been doing ... I mean, we ALL know what America has been doing, eh? ... and China is a critical player to be recognized, especially to the U.S. It's admirable to me, what China has done just over the last half century, of course, the west and U.S. played a big role in making them the economic power that they are today too, and we are in debt to them ourselves. Just after World War 2, China was really having hard economic times and had a worn torn country, so to be such a big player today is impressive. I admire as well, that at least they have some vision ... I wondered as an American, what our vision has been? ... well, it's pretty clear what America has been doing. Is this too much of a cost for China to handle? ... they will get other investments/ finance too, sure, they're taking a chance, and with the style of global economics today, they are bound to take some hits, as everyone else. A trillion dollars isnt too bad ... I look at the U.S., we had already spent $2 trillion to bomb, invade, rebuild, and take over Iraq, killing over 130,000 civilians, and that cost is still growing (Reuters), of course Iraq has about I think $12% of world oil reserves, but what the Hell did the American people get out of it? China is spending a fraction of what we spend, and not having to kill hundreds of thousands of people, or exhausting their defense budget or military health ... instead of bombing countries to win their support, they're offering to help them with infrastructure, etc.

Many countries are worried and suspicious about China's moves ... and of course, you should alwayz be, whether it's China or anyone ... so I have some links below for views on this, and what is currently going on. Is anyone suspicious about America, when they go in to some of these countries and takeover all the resources and political structure?, I dont hear enough about that. Many are concerned over the human rights thing, China has a poor history on that too. Were in bed though, with a President, dancing with Saudi's wealthiest, swinging their swords around, a country who has even more horrible public executions of their own people than any major country on Earth, so cut the bullshit about how evil China is. Who made the trade deals with China here in the U.S.? what western corporations benefited and how many folks got rich off of Chinese products and labour? ... stop being so blatantly hypocritical for a change America. We couldnt have consumed all the junk we have from China and made y'all so rich without China. China is charging interest that many folks may not be able to repay? ... they do the same thing in America ... why all this bloody damn humanitarian love talk and so forth we have to hear out of our own country. Where are all our (American) multi- millionaires and billionaires with their philanthropic "tax haven/ shelter" foundations, as far as helping even our own people that slave for them and make a fortune for them? China took over 800 million Chinese people out of extreme poverty, while extreme poverty has increased in the U.S. ... a communist government at that. And the Chinese government has been spending an enormous amount on their own infrastructure, while our government has been neglecting ours. They say China executes so many prisoners, which I'm sure is more than the U.S.. But the U.S. has twice as many prisoners in a country (U.S.) with a quarter of China's population. Because in the U.S., prisoners make folks rich, as you can see HERE, HERE, and HERE, and American corporations thrive on our prison industry, as well as keeping people returning to prison, to keep their profits up, if we executed as many as China, they would be out of business, eh?

China is just capitalizing on what they learned and got an invitation to from the west ... they are doing what any country does to try to strengthen and secure their country in a globally corrupt system, because if they didnt, they would get shit on and used more ... that is how the world worx in our system ... we created it, not the Chinese. Are they in bed with Russia? ... of course, they are neighbours, but that doesnt mean they trust each other. I feel that the reason why North Korea has been loosening up, is because China put their foot down with them, and told them to chill, if they want to be a future player in the global arena and have China's support, I dont think it had a damn thing to do with Trump, nor do they fear someone like Trump, who is nothing but a bag of hot wind. China is criticized by America for their one party communist government, and criticized, saying that no country should dictate? What has the U.S. become? ... a neoliberal economics one party system, divided into a left and right by billionaires, with the banks and corporations dictating not only our country, but many other countries ... these bastards wont even let our country negotiate pharmaceutical drug prices, or let the American people choose a damn thing as far as their health care, to even our taxes we pay, on what they get spent on. Again, our neoliberal corporate/ banking loves China, BUT, they will not be totally happy until they dissolve and transform the government of China as is. Why? ... because China actually has state owned banks and stronger government to deal with ... and has guidelines for doing business with folks in the global arena, unlike America, where our Congress falls to their knees singing praise and thanks the minute any of them from Wall Street walk in the door on Capitalism Hill (aka "Capitol Hill"). A few years back when President Obama stated while trying to push the TPP trade deal (a trade package I was also opposed to), that "if we dont write the trade rules, China will" (similar wording) ... Obama was right. So we are in a spot now, that if we dont kiss the asses of our corporate/ banking masters night and day ... we will be at the mercy of the Chinese? ... you know, fuck you both in Washington and Wall Street, it's because of you bastards up there, why we are in this predicament.


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China's One Belt One Road Could Make Or Break This Poor European Country (HBO) ... Thanx to VICE News






***** THE GUARDIAN | NEWS: What is China's Belt and Road Initiative? ... (newsread)



***** THE ECONOMIST: China's belt- and- road plans are to be welcomed- and worried about ... (newsread)



The New Silk Road: China's Route to Europe? | DW English ... Thanx to DW English





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***** PD/ RCJ: "CHINA THE SLEEPING GIANT" ... PART'S 5 THRU 1


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


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


***** "THE RESISTANCE | PERILS OF THE POWER POSSE" ... ( a 2 part futuristic Ranch Chimp Journal dream to dream on )


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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

BERT & ERNIE COCKFIGHT 2018: "GAY PLAY or MUPPET FUCKING Fetishes? ... America NEEDS to KNOW" ... Lubed, Screwed & Tattooed ... The "Fret No Mo" Edition ... (BATTLE OF THE DOLLS PT.12)

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Sesame Street: Bert And Ernie Are Not Gay, They Are Depraved Pansexual Perverts ... Thanx to The Onion



This posting will be Part 12 of the "Battle of the Dolls" series for this journal/ blog. I have an opening video above to get a little more detailed on the sexuality of Bert and Ernie, since mainstream media seems to be ignoring it ... so fret no more, the answers should be here for y'all. But what inspires this posting, is when I woke this morning and clicked on the tele news in bed ... I was expecting the usual news briefings to get updated on. But I was expecting the usual news such as last nights local shootings, or some person shooting up a venue full of people, climate change disasters, perhaps President Trump's buddies getting busted for fraud, money laundering, racketeering, and the usual, or Trump's girlfriends speaking out, about how he pays them off, more corruption revealed in our Congress, priests raping children, banks ripping off millions of customers, corporations screwing customers, etc, etc ... you know, the usual distasteful fucked up shit that all these pieces of shit that we praise get exposed of for the vile scum they are. What I did not expect in the news, was this thing about Bert and Ernie, the puppet/ muppet characters of Sesame Street ... and all the confusion and desperation to find out if Bert and Ernie are gay. I'm so far out of touch with pop- culture, that I even had no idea that there was a petition and push back 7 years ago for them to get married, nor did I even know about the Bert and Ernie response when hearing the SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage. Don't get me wrong though, I have watched Sesame Street before with the children at home, knew of folks like Bert and Ernie, but it never crossed my mind to think or question if they were gay or not ... I mean, they're little puppets, dolls, fictional characters. I am very grateful that I never got bothered by these things, it must be torture on the mind, to have to take our sexual issues and disorders or whatever, and incorporate them into fictional characters, or even other creatures in the animal kingdom. I think that gay, straight, and bisexual people that get so bent out of shape over things like this, have similar issues psychologically. I wouldnt even be writing about such in this journal, except that I find it so strange and stupid, so it's more in humour than anything. I cant tell you what sexuality they embrace, if they do, or if they should be married, I frankly dont give a shit one way or the other ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-). However, I went and compiled some news, video, and art, past and present, for the reader who may care to view it, which I hope is somewhat entertaining.


Word Out ....




***** CNN: Sesame Street says Bert and Ernie's relationship status is not complicated ... (newsread/ video)




Should Bert and Ernie Get Gay Married? (CBC) ... Thanx to Jessica Bennett






***** PETITION: Let Bert & Ernie Get Married On Sesame Street- Change.org ... (2011 petition)




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***** PD/ RCJ: "BATTLE OF THE DOLLS" ... PART'S 11 THRU 1


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


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


***** "THE RESISTANCE | PERILS OF THE POWER POSSE" ... ( a 2 part futuristic Ranch Chimp Journal dream to dream on )


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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

BOTHAM SHEM JEAN: Dallas Businessman GUNNED DOWN in His Own Home by Dallas Police Officer in Mistaken Identity ... WRONG Call in the WRONG Hall, Y'all ... The "Mistaken Break In" Edition ... (POLICE BRUTALITY PT.32)- (AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM PT.13)

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Latest information in Botham Jeans shooting death ... Thanx to WFAA



This posting will serve as Part 32 of the "Police Brutality" series, and I wanted to include it as Part 13 of the "American Exceptionalism" series of this journal/ blog, with an intro briefing video above to open. This is a local case, that got national and international atencion, which it should. And what a mess this damn case is looking to be, as well as the way this has been handled so far ... this case is certainly unique, and a legal mess so far, as far as making a solid case for a conviction. It's a case that I been following, and wanted to have recorded in this journal. Again ... I never put cases in this series/ journal unless it is clear fault of an officer, these are cases, where all your good competent officers should be upset as well, because it leaves a blemish on the department. This is a case where a young 26 year old Dallas businessman had his apartment invaded by a Dallas Police officer neighbour, and was gunned down and murdered, as mistaken identity or whatever ... the excuse was ... wrong hall, wrong apartment, and wrong call, y'all. The officer, Amber Guyger, was involved in another shooting a year ago, suspect lived though, she was cleared, as it was determined as justified. Technically from what I gather, unlike some other states, when charged with murder in Texas, it doesnt appear to have a 2nd degree, it is a first class felony for all murder ("capital murder" though is different, and the most serious, and warrants penalty of death, as far as punishment, or life in prison), but murder can be reduced to 2nd "class" too, and even depending on circumstances in the defendant's case discovered in the trial, which falls into a penalty similar to manslaughter, this may have happened in the confusing sentencing of the Roy Oliver murder trial, in the previous "Police Brutality" posting. Guyger has the right to a fair trial too, for all we know so far, this could have been a mistake, as she is claiming ... regardless of what I or anyone else may feel about this, this is what investigations, evidence, transparency and trials are for.

As loving and full of shit as America is, and the high standards this country has, global prominence, world leaders, liberated, civilized, etc etc ... this is still a country, that has a serious issue when it comes to policing, considering all what we are, which I'll call American exceptionalism, since it's such a popular term. This case made many Dallasites angry, of all race, gender, and class, and it should. And for those who BMB (bitch, moan and bellyache) about NFL players, like Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the National Anthem at a game ... this is exactly the reason why the fuck they do. It is patriotic and in the American spirit, to stand up as Americans against these injustices, whether intentional or not, including taking a knee and questioning this corporate oligarchy that seems to run this country. So wake up, and stop making excuses for this corporate/ political programmed vending machine plastic type patriotism. If you dont believe it as far as corporate influence in the NFL, just look around, at how corporatism/ banking/ finance, has so much influence now ... whether it's naming rights of stadiums, involving themselves in our social issues while dictating thought, pushing their financial and retirement products, to incorporating military/ defense in our sports for recruitment, and more ... take a closer look at how much our thought is being influenced, and how. This is not only the NFL, they have the NBA, NHL, MLB, etc, ... just look at only the last 10 years even. I included some newsread and video below, importantly too, to get an understanding of how the law is going to work in this case. And frankly, in my view so far, this case looks lousy in getting anything significant for the Jean familia criminally, I would hope I'm wrong ... maybe better as far as something on the "civil" end. I mean what? ... maybe if the witnesses statements countering Guyger's account are solid, maybe you can get a different hand to deal in criminal proceedings? ... I dont know. At the bottom, I will add some additional views of my own.




***** STAR- TELEGRAM | FORT WORTH: Botham Jean's family relieved Amber Guyger was charged. Now they want answers ... (newsread/ video)



***** HEAVY.COM: Botham Shem Jean: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know ... (newsread/ video)




Investigation into death of Botham Jean ... Thanx to WFAA





Multiple Criminal Defense Lawyers See No Crime In Off- Duty Officer Shooting ... Thanx to CBSDFW






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***** PD/ RCJ: "POLICE BRUTALITY" ... PART'S 31 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM" ... PART'S 12 THRU 1 



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When I first read about this case, was the morning after the shooting went down. And at first, I halfway believed officer Guyger's story, I say "halfway", because I still had alot of questions ... but it did sound like a mistake, yet after reading much more and leaks from residents that were witnesses to what happened, many more questions started getting in my way, it didnt appear so cut and dry. These neighbours are not the anti- cop types, or street type folks. I myself am familiar with this apartment complex, because I used to visit someone that lived there. I can tell you, that this is not some high crime type of complex ... this is one of those gentrification communities in The Cedars District, off southwest edge of downtown Dallas, that was formerly for decades, an old warehouse and manufacturing district. There is lots of new commercial and residential development. This apartment building is fairly nice, with adequate securities, in fact, within a block, across S. Lamar St, is the new Dallas Police Headquarters building, police were on the scene within 4 minutes, because they arrived on foot. You have electronic security gates to enter the building, to access the parking, as well as on the doors inside, a security check door just to enter the hall from the parking garage, and security check doors, to enter even the pool area, weight and club rooms, or whatever. The doors on the apartments work on a electronic key as well, you put your key in, it shows a green light to unlock it, a red light denies you entry, if you insert the wrong key. This is not the kind of place, that is attractive to folks that burglarize apartments, that intend to score quick and get away easy ... too much to fuck with for low end burglars, and too little to score of high value for high end burglars. The tenants that move in, are screened pretty well too ... credit, rental history, salary, employment/ business, criminal history, etc ... so it is not a place where folks with a tainted or questionable history get accepted either. I realize that officer Guyger did not live there too long, but I dont see much reason for her to think that there was a burglary in progress, due to the hassle to get into these, after all, she works a high crime district, and knows the streets after nearly 5 years in it. It is likely that she was a little tense, because she works a special 10 member tactical type elite unit, which she is the only woman on this crew. Her and her crew serve more high profile warrants, and apprehend people that are known to be high risk as far as danger and being armed in the Southeast Division and Pleasant Grove District, this can be a rough area for officers to work, I'm familiar with it, I have friends there, and know some good people in the Grove. But you have an element of organized gang drug dealing and killings, with across the board high crime rates. If you just got off a 12 hour shift, working a hard day in that hood, you may need some time to work off that edge after.

One of the questions I would like to have answered is, what was the exact verbal command that Guyger gave Jean as a warning when she seen him/ silhouette, that he refused to comply with? Nothing has been even halfway clear of that verbal command ... did she first identify herself as a police officer, since it was dark? Should Jean not have seen it/ her in better lighting, since the most light from hallway was behind her? The apartment I was in had light switch close to the door, as most apartments do, did she think about hitting the switch? ... which is a typical first reaction. Officers carry the latest as far as high beam flashlights, really nice small ones too, did she think about using her light? ... I mean, she was wearing her duty belt, and had easy access to everything, not just her sidearm/ gun. A witness neighbour in the same hall ... said that she heard a woman saying "let me in" (similar wording) while pounding on a door, from 2 different witnesses, in 2 different apartments, saying the same thing. And a male voice saying, "God, why did you do that?" (similar wording), I'm sure this must be being carefully investigated, since they have the witnesses. I mean, if this is so, it is in conflict with what Guyger is saying ... not unless, there was someone else in the hall doing and saying this. How long did Guyger have to tell her story? There is nothing that shows, except for the call she made to 911, which hasnt been released yet, of when she gave her first account. Was it to arriving fellow DPD officers?, or not until she was interviewed later by the Texas Rangers?, which is a state agency ... what is the official first statement? They say that DPD immediately took her blood, before releasing her, this is for alcohol/ drugs, we dont know the results. It is common with some officers that work details such as hers, to stop off after duty in uniform, to take in a quick drink, to take the edge off ... wearing a uniform gets you special deals, prices at some places, that officers know and frequent. The hallways do look similar in the building, but there is usually little things, like a plant, or certain item on a wall, door, or doormat, large numbers on walls of floors, such as 4, 3, 2 & 1, that become familiar as far as identifying the floor, since you use it daily, she lived there. I have to question as well, did she go directly from the 4th floor parking to the hall, because of another witness statement that I read in an article ... and you do have elevators. She was officially off duty, but wearing her uniform ... the department asks officers, as soon as they finish their shift, to change back to their civilian clothes too, so that mistakes are not made as far as which officers are on or off duty. Why did Guyger make bond way out in Kaufman County, request of Rangers or her? She bonded immediately on an above average bond for a manslaughter case on an officer, with $300,000 (most manslaughter cases on officers are vehicle related, not shooting, perhaps that's why the higher bond). Someone either put up the whole $300K cash bond, which they'll get back after the final disposition of the case, otherwise, if they went the $30K amount through a bonding agency (10%+fees amount), and the bonding agency backed the rest, they wont get back none of the $30K.

DPD Chief Renee Hall, immediately called in Texas Rangers to take over the investigation, before DPD could even sort things out for their own shit? Hall said, Guyger's department requested it. I mean, Chief Hall is new, she just came on as Chief, she was the former deputy chief of Detroit, and she is not broke in yet on Dallas, and she herself admitted it will be a challenge, due to the size of Dallas geographically, and with what is labeled as the "DPD officer exodus", being we are short several hundred officers that walked and left. Over the last 4 years, about 1000 police officers walked and quit, that's alot of officers, from what I gathered last in mid 2017. And some established, those higher in ranks and long timers, are not very confident in her yet, it takes time, she is also the first woman chief ... why did Guyger's department really request Hall to make that move?, I mean, they requested to the Chief to do this (more like, told her), Hall didnt do it on her own, they say it was to have an outside unbiased investigation ... I dont buy it ... I dont think they wanted Hall and DPD to do the first investigation and questioning drill of Guyger. If Guyger was off duty and involved in a homicide, as a "civilian", whether manslaughter or murder suspicion, why was she not immediately detained in Dallas County? If, since this was Jean's home, he decided to exercise the "castle law" as self defense on an intruder against Guyger, you can bet your ass, if still alive after, that Jean would be detained immediately ... and DPD would have sole dibbs on investigation/ interrogation ... I would bet Texas Rangers would have not been called in. Why did Texas Rangers take so long to get an arrest warrant? ... is it because they cant figure out whether to charge as manslaughter or murder? According to defense and prosecuting attorneys both, this has to be a murder case, as explained above. At least Dallas County DA Faith Johnson is ready to roll, and get this to the jury, and the jury is going to have the final call, and Johnson is politically Republican, imagine that. But DA Johnson, been wasting no time in getting things done, as far as this, or even the last local case against Officer Roy Oliver, in the Jordan Edwards murder. I would hope that Faith Johnson is straight about these prosecutions, but so far, she has been, with the exception of the jury misunderstanding during the sentencing of Oliver ... I still dont understand what happened in that. But, looking at this case so far, on just what you have now ... it doesnt look too good as far as getting some solid significant conviction of Guyger at all. And you heard how confident one defense attorney was above, on if he had to defend Guyger on a murder case, he's confident, she would walk ... and looking at all you have now, that sounds logical. And considering so far, this does not fall into the manslaughter category of offense, or 2nd class felony offense, despite the official manslaughter charge ... being the shooting/ murder was "intentional", and if you take the "mistake of fact" into account at a trial, what if much at all, kind of conviction/ sentence would she be facing? ... or what would it get worked down to?


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***** "THE RESISTANCE | PERILS OF THE POWER POSSE" ... ( a 2 part futuristic Ranch Chimp Journal dream to dream on )


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Thursday, September 6, 2018

SCREAMS OF WELFARE QUEENS 2018: Oil Companies Now Whining For WELFARE TAXPAYER PROTECTION From Climate Change That They Created ... The "Crushin Repercussion" Edition ... (GLOBAL WAR'N'ING PT.55)- (ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE PT.4)- (MO of YO MONEY PT.16)

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Flooded oil refinery storage area @ Texas City (Houston metro area), August 30, 2017



This posting will be for the "Global War'n'ing", "Anthropogenic Climate Change", & "Mo of Yo Money" series of this journal/ blog. For one, this is a "global" warning of concern, not just on climate change, but the future of the economy. Second, this is about the consequences of man made/ anthropogenic climate change, a result of choices, planning, and decisions, that contributed to extreme weather and environmental damage ... these industries suspected this could happen from their own research for decades, and science proved it. Third, it's about where our money is spent, and how much our ill actions can cost to come, if we dont make sensible spending and investment incentive reforms. This posting was inspired by some recent newsread I picked up a couple weeks ago, below from CBS News ... and this is something that I been pointing out in this series, looking at not just the impact of global warming on the environment, but the needed new infrastructure planning, not only for people and environment, but for business and the economy. The effect on the economy can/ will have crushing repercussions, and can/ will cost us more than we are saving in the short term, down the road. I also included a 2016 link from Forbes below, in fairness, to take a look at what the industry had to shell out as well (kind of, because there is some more breaks in the back pages of legislation too). Bottom line though, is these industries caused this, and because they had a sort of a monopoly for decades, as many industries, the people/ consumer are just using what they are offered, we are all regulated through their economic structures. These industries can easily pay to protect these places, their profits and dominance of the industry is enormous, but refuse to, and actually dont want to pay much of anything. When we do subsidize and tax fund these industry protections, such as they are asking, get out there and hustle, make a deal/ contract, to make them invest much more in renewables than they are. That way you are not asking for money, but asking them to "make more investment" ... and lock it in, as part of the deal, this creates incentive.

Energy/ fuel plays the biggest role in economic development, it creates much wealth and development ... the existing energy and infrastructure been in place for long, and been working as far as those needs. It's difficult to motivate mass smaller investments, in something that has to take off from scratch, that will take years to develop. Yet, investments into renewables has been stronger than ever, and prices have become competitive. The technologies are moving ahead so fast also, that investment is unsure, if we build too much, that it will not be for the long term, because of advancements in technology, and it will become obsolete quickly. Some are concerned, that we are on the way to eco- disaster, and only looking for the short term profit, to secure their own future and safety. And some may be unsure, of how long this economics model of current will be around, meaning they want their money now, to secure themselves for what may change. This is why we need to push it harder, and have government and scientists, including AI, to be involved in decisions and planning much more, and help build confidence by promoting this more ... you need to "sell folks" more aggressively. Oil and gas have big bucks, I think we should focus more on getting those big bucks investing more into renewables, even though they been investing in renewables, but can significantly more ... by creating new offers/ incentives that are too good to turn down. When developing these mass energy systems, keep in mind of technological advancements, and design to be open and friendly/ compatibility with upgrading and changes. This posting is to look at both sides of the argument too, because it is easy to look at the title of this posting, and assume, that I am out to attack business only, or that I am some radical leftist. But my point here, is to take a common sense look at what changes need to be made to soften the blow some, that nature is going to give us ... and to try to actually improve the economy as well as the environment. I will add more of my views below.





***** CBS NEWS: Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change ... (newsread/ video)



***** FORBES | LEN TESORO: Debunking Myths About Federal Oil & Gas Subsidies ... (newsread)





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***** PD/ RCJ: "ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE" ... PART'S 3, 2 & 1


***** PD/ RCJ: "MO of YO MONEY" ... PART'S 15 THRU 1


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Thomas Hudson Pickering/ Ranch Chimp with wife, Rosalie



I use the decades old term "Welfare Queen" in the title, because this was a term used to describe some mothers for years, saying that mothers would have more babies to collect government money, and use various fraudulent methods to collect more. Many of these corporate giants also used these terms to spread word through their pre- paid politicians, that taxpayers should stop giving out handouts to these poor people and mothers, who keep themselves down, by doing more of the same, as far as what they call "bad personal decision making". The thing is, with all that we give out to many of these corporations, which is more than generous, they keep making these bad decisions, that keep them and us in the same rut. We have to keep increasing how much we need to spend on them, to keep them doing business as usual, instead of trying to improve themselves ... by definition, they are "welfare queens" then. We are not talking about poor folks here, these are folks that spend tens of millions on lobbying Washington for more handouts and breaks, and pay to write legislation in their favour as well. They stupidly are willing to pay $10 million in fines, for something that could have been fixed for a few million, while hoping to not get caught, these people are reckless and wasteful. We are talking about folks, that make decisions for the rest of us, call themselves leaders, innovators, strong, and rational decision makers ... yet they whine like babies when they fuck up and have to feel the repercussions of their actions ... I mean, whatever happened to that "pull yourself up by your bootstraps", and accepting consequences for your actions, that they constantly sing in chorus? ... are these problems not a result of your actions? And in all fairness to these large corporate icons of energy ... I am only using their own perspective here ... pointing out what they themselves preach/ advocate. Meaning, I agree that we should give them "some" help, breaks, and incentives, after all, I'm not a communist or hard- ass ... since we use all this energy. But we been helping them for decades, and the amount of help they need goes up from decade to decade, because they refuse to change. When will the time come when they can stand on their own?, they already make substantial profits, how much more do we need to breastfeed them? Why should we keep helping those who refuse to help themselves, that repetitively make the same mistakes over and over, that everyone else has to pay for, eh? They believe in free market, and those that fail, need to be replaced, when they become insufficient and incompetent ... and to keep competitive and changing to the market and consumer needs and demand.

As I was pointing out in previous postings in the "Global War'n'ing" series, infrastructure planning and development are going to be needed, if we continue to do the same or not ... so much damage is already done, and it's getting worse. And not just in Texas, but all over, such as the east coast in the U.S., as well as globally, which will be very expensive, and we are constantly losing coastline to rising sea levels. As for this region on the Texas Coast, it will be much more costs in the long run, than they are even talking about, if you want to really protect these industries. This nonsense that oil and chemical companies are spewing, that this is about protecting people and the environment first ... why even talk stupid shit like that?, no one believes this garbage anymore, so just dont say anything, unless it is worth listening to. Take this area of Houston where these industries are ... the only people that even live in those southeast areas of Houston are poor working classes, and no one cares about them ... no investor with any common sense invests in retail/ commercial or residential development in that area, or would even consider doing anything around those industries ... that is why your big development is up in areas like The Woodlands or west. This is about protecting those industries only, and the environment has already been damaged for years, and they have done little to nothing to try to clean up a thing. Sure, we are caught in the energy/ resources trap and global race, that we will have to help pay for needed infrastructure, for everyone, not just these companies ... but as far as these companies, they need to pay too, and that is not likely, considering Washington as we have it. This means also, that all those foreign companies that have business there, whether it's the French, Saudis, or whoever ... they need to shell out more too. Sadly, whatever they shell out, they will see that they have their lobbyists, make sure there is wayz to rollover the costs to the taxpayers/ consumers through new or existing legislation. And any other costs to them, they will pass those costs over by increasing prices on product, if we dont pay it all ... it's all market driven, and global. So whether it's a storm that makes gas prices go up 25- 30 cents a gallon after it hits, or the cost of repair, accidents, neglect/ fines, or whatever, we are alwayz going to have to face that cost increase factor, which will be up and down like the markets, regardless. None of this "costs game" will stop, until we change how we do things, it will be constant debt, constant cuts to pay for it, and a constant race to try to compete in the global arena. And this whole energy race we are in, is only to make a small percentage of folks richer, and to develop a larger market and demand globally, to be more dependent on this way of thinking and doing.

It is just plain stupid to keep incentivising bad business decisions even, it's bad for the environment and business ... and as long as there is any of these resources in the ground, they are going to keep extracting them, because of the value ... we know this. What is needed to at least halt some of this usage and dependency, is to create and market brand new business incentives into renewable energy, instead of giving incentive to invest largely into this outdated way of providing energy and capital. Restructuring incentives, although oil is investing in renewables more now, make it even more attractive ... the thing is to sell the "oil and gas" producers to invest more, they have the money, and will benefit big. We all know that we are on the edge of a big transition in energy, the technologies are already in place, it's being done all over right now ... make it so that those investments are more lucrative, through legislation. This includes incentives to educate and train millions worldwide, as well as development in new infrastructure, taking climate change into consideration for that infrastructure, as far as the safest and accessibility friendly places to build it on a mass scale, and creating new mega industries in such for the future, right now ... and much is already being done. This is a big jobs creator too, and big as far as new business, and a new mass breed of investors, that can expand and grow beyond what we imagine now ... business- wise, it's a sound investment that can only grow because of demand, and a winner ... and much is already in play for them. This new development will be global too, and still be a big player in developing countries, as far as business and expanding economic growth. Oil is still needed for other uses, but on a smaller scale, but there will be no need to burn it as we do now ... we can minimize and even eliminate much of our damage, by changing what and how we use as far as energy and fuel, and so much can also be done as far as cleaning up our production. Not focusing on doing this on a larger scale right now is stupid, even from a business perspective ... all you're doing is increasing the chance of accidents, putting a huge strain on the economies, having to spend constantly to fix damages, costing business more in fines and expenses, wasting an arm and leg on lobbying and advertising, court costs and legal fees, civil suits, and the list goes on. This investment is much more sound as far as for a future sustainable business model, than the way we are doing things now. It's new and fresh, not outdated, to where it reached already it's potential, and has no where else to go of any worth to the Earth or business. It is so importante to change this mindset in stone that we have, and have governments even advocating this stronger in unison. Replacing some of these outdated political deadbeats and ideas is needed also, and that demand is on the rise too.


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Thursday, August 30, 2018

ROY OLIVER- MURDER CONVICTION & SENTENCE 2018: "Justice Swerved" ... The Trial and Tribulations ... In the MILE of COMPLICATIONS ... The "JUSTICE 4 JORDAN" Edition ... (JORDAN EDWARDS KILLING PT.2)- (POLICE BRUTALITY PT.31)

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(left to right) lead prosecutor- Michael Snipes, Jordan's stepmom- Charmaine Edwards, Jordan's dad- Odell Edwards, & Edwards family attorney- Daryl Washington, after sentencing

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Legal expert Pete Schulte on Roy Oliver's sentencing ... Thanx to WFAA



This posting will serve as Part 2 of "Jordan Edwards Killing", and Part 31 of the "Police Brutality" series for this journal/ blog. To try to make some sense of this, as far as what happened in the sentencing of Oliver, I chose legal expert Pete Schulte above to point out something of importance. It appears to look like they had to find "no guilt" on the aggravated assault cases to deliberate and find guilt on the murder one, all due technically to the differences between "intent" and "reckless", I just dont know, but something screwed up somewhere. And we wont know what happened in the sentencing, until one of the jurors comes public, which they can do, as long as they only talk about their decision, and not other jurors decisions, as instructed by the judge. I was asked about this case by several folks locally, as the trial was going down, for what I think, etc. When the guilty verdict came in of the trial phase, I immediately received a couple texts on my phone, from folks that were happy and excited about it. I went to media ... and media coast to coast was excited about this as a victory, for not just Jordan, but so many others across America that lost their lives like this. People were so excited and shocked, because for years in case after case across America, hearing of an officer convicted for murder is rare, and was shocking to some nationally, that it happened in Texas, of all places. I was happy, but not too excited for reasons of my own, which I will explain in my part below after the news link. I needed to hear the sentencing phase first, before posting on this, because I been following the trial with testimonies, including the defendant who took the stand, Oliver. Conviction is a plus, but sentencing is also importante. It appears this is not over, that there could be more to this case and to come, than what we see in mainstream media ... which could be sad for Jordan's familia too, as far as having to go through more. I also want to credit Dallas County DA Faith Johnson, for aggressively pursuing this quick indictment, the Balch Springs PD for immediately firing Officer Oliver, and all the work of the 7 member prosecution team, led by Mike Snipes, who really done a good job in prosecuting Oliver. This jury selection was done back in June, unusual too, because most are picked the week of/ or before the trial. Some news and video below, then my part at the bottom.





***** NBC5 DALLAS- FORT WORTH: Police Officer Convicted of Murder Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison ... (newsread/ video)





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A red flag in this went up for me, when the guilty verdict was being read off by the judge from the trial phase, I was like "what happened on the 2 felony aggravated assault charges? ... not guilty on them?, but guilty of first degree murder?", that there told me that something in the jury deliberation concluding the trial, was complicated and confusing ... confused the shit out of me ... that's for sure! I was thinking, that this was going to impact the sentencing, and it made it almost look like manslaughter or murder 2, after the sentence ... which is why I wanted to add Pete in the video on the top of the posting. Was the jury deliberating the sentencing as manslaughter?, basing sentence on 2 to 20 manslaughter, instead of the 5 to life, while throwing out the 2 agg assault charges, which made that 2- 20 decision, and applying the manslaughter sentence to murder one??*#! And why were the agg assault charges applied to a murder one case/ indictment, if it is intended to apply to "recklessness" in manslaughter only? You had a jury of 10 women and 2 men, some of the jurors broke into tears as well, during the trial, in compassion reaction to testimonies from Jordan's familia, teachers, and friends. But I would have liked to hear that deliberation between jurors, just to see, how the agg assault charges were tossed out ... that confused me, not unless they were basing it on officers training how to react to gun fire sound. It is true, that later after the shooting, police investigators say they found bullet casings from a gun unrelated to this incident, that was used in a previous homicide, that has not been solved ... I would like to see the evidence of that ... but. Also brought up at the trial, at the officers first response to the house where the party was, they were on good terms with the kids as far as officers Oliver and his partner, Tyler Gross. After the sound of shots, is when Oliver went into a defensive mode, his defense claims to save/ protect the kids at the party, perhaps thinking it was gang shooting. Video of the shooting from cams, clearly showed the Oliver lied, the car was not backing towards the officers, as Oliver claimed, but leaving the officers and scene. Officer Gross, said on the stand, that he never felt his life was in danger, but Oliver said his partner's life was in danger. The type of weapon Oliver used was clearly heavy hardware as I pointed out in part one, which I think was a tad too large to use, when at a kids party, especially where there was no crime, visible or found. These kids fled, because they were kids, and freaked out, being that cops actually showed up in this quiet suburban community ... I pointed out plenty on this in part one. For me, watching the cam, the force was beyond doubt, excessive ... and the way the shooting went down to me under the circumstances, was clear aggravated assault with murder, and for me, with intent to kill someone, at that range and with that type of firearm. The prosecution and Edwards familia asked the jury for 60 years on this, but would have been okay with 30 or 40 ... no one was asking for 99 or life here.

Oliver took the stand at the trial in his defense ... his defense asked all about his childhood and life of course, which ate up over an hour. He was basically painted as an underprivileged kid. Oliver talking about how he was raised in Fort Worth, by his single mother in Section 8 housing, and on food stamps. Dropping out of high school, wanting to help people, volunteering to be a firefighter, failing the test to get hired on, working general labour, getting a GED to enlist in the Army, to get some further education to pass a future public service test for fire department or whatever ... then being deployed to Iraq, serving, etc. He had those who painted him as great dad, guy, etc ... and some painting him as a lunatic, that flew off the handle too easy. During the sentencing phase, Oliver's defense brought in Oliver's common law wife, Ingrid Llerena, who pleaded with the jury for mercy, crying, she spoke in spanish with an interpreter by her side, not a word of english, which showed that Oliver must be bilingual, they had a fellow black officer who said he was great, not racist, etc ... the point of this, was to show he was not racist. Oliver has an autistic son, age 3, who his wife and familia said, can not make it without his dad ... of course Oliver's mom said he's great. Yet, Oliver's sister took the stand, and said her brother deserves life for what he done ... and not forgiveness, she obviously did not support her brother. There was plenty of testimony and recorded evidence/ history of Oliver, that Oliver was like what prosecutor Snipes called, a "ticking time bomb". Even the woman that had an almost wreck with Oliver in another incident and time earlier, took the stand, and stated how Oliver went berserk on her, while off duty, aggressively jumped out of his vehicle, came at her, and pulled his sidearm on her. Another case where he was kicked out of a Dallas County court, because he went off in the court on another case he had to appear at, and used profane language in anger, during the court proceedings. Some may say, like one lady I talked to, that he had PTSD ... I mean, I dont know, I'm not a bloody damn psychologist, or attorney ... but as I told this lady, there were red flags from here to sundown from past history, that this guy wasnt dealing with a full deck. Whatever the issue with Oliver, you cant have a guy like that in the field responding to calls like that, and should not be on the department either ... he should have been cut before he killed Jordan Edwards, just on his prior problems. And the jury tosses out both agg assault charges?, the felony agg assault charges, were meant to be applied to the murder one, not manslaughter ... basically acquitting Oliver of ANY recklessness on murder part?, so what was it, intentional? ... I mean, I'm confused on the sentencing. Even the lies of Oliver, cam footage proving it, falsifying police interdepartmental reports at the time of the shooting, as well as conflicting testimony against Oliver in the trial phase from Oliver's partner, Tyler Gross ... and this is the result?

Of course there is some victory in a case like this, and it is precedent for other cases in the future. But this is not over, there was immediate appeal filed by Oliver's defense, and said there are flaws that they want to point out. As far as folks saying he will do 15 years ... no, no, no ... he becomes eligible for parole in 7.5 years, and he would also get more credits, and I would bet, that he would do less time than that even ... and would definitely make parole on the first board hearing. His defense is going to work the Hell out of this, not just for Oliver, but probably pressure from the police unions too. The only advantage in this, is because he received more than 10 years, Texas law will not give him an appeal bond awaiting appeal, so he will have to do his wait in custody ... only sentences under 10 years in Texas allow for appeal bond request. That wait time, also comes off his sentence, he started serving the minute his sentence was handed down, and some of those days, if in county hold, may count as 3 for 1, even ... that's what the news is not saying. Can the dismissal by the jury of the 2 agg assault cases, throw this into another ballgame, as far as an appeal?, as Pete Schulte says though on the sentence, the court will probably just overlook it as "harmless error" ... Hell of an error in my view. I would be curious how the appellate court is even going to look at this, because of that, and what it may turn into, in another court. At first, Oliver's defense tried to get the trial out of town ... similar to the shit they pulled up in the SF Bay Area, when Oscar Grant was killed in a BART subway station, shifting the trial clear down to LA County, convicting the cop, Mehserle, and he ends up doing about a year or less in LA County, no prison time. The other tough part in this trial, yes, a "conviction" of Oliver, but look at what it took, and the kind of evidence and testimony it took to get that conviction. I mean, Jordan was spit and polish kid as you can get ... top honor roll student, promising college athlete, role model, etc ... unblemished to the max. How many victims have such a perfect background?, and a cop on trial with such a shaky history ... and the cop ONLY getting 15 years and a $10,000 fine ... on such a solid case? Plus you have 2 CRITICAL agg assaults, that in my view are critical, because in my view, it was a key component in securing murder one in the indictment and during the trial phase, regardless of finding guilt on murder one while tossing them out in deliberations. Sure, Oliver could appeal, and like anyone else, chance getting more time, since his case calls for 5 to life ... but how likely is that with the discrepancies that Oliver's defense is already pointing out the same day the sentence was handed down? ... I mean, they're ready to roll right now. No, the sentencing was weak, and my heart and thoughts go out to Jordan's mom and dad, they done everything right, and even thanked the jury for the verdict of guilty after ... I hate to have to see them go through more shit on this.


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Thursday, August 23, 2018

ANTI- CORRUPTION & PUBLIC INTEGRITY ACT 2018 | SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN: Instruction for the Obstruction of CORRUPTION ... The "Stand Our Ground" Edition ... (ELIZABETH WARREN PT.17)- (AGGRESSIVE PROGRESSIVE PT.3)- (POLITICAL CORRUPTION & ETHICS PT.14)

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This posting will be for the "Elizabeth Warren", "Aggressive Progressive", & "Political Corruption & Ethics" series of this journal/ blog. The focus is on the Senator's bill she is pushing called the "Anti- Corruption & Public Integrity Act", and covers executive, legislative and judicial, even federal employees paid and unpaid, it sweeps it all. As radical or far- fetched as mainstream news and politicians may say it is ... it's just one great step and piece of work to expand on! Most Americans know that there is something really wrong in Washington, most dont even trust Washington on what they say or do ... we have hit rock bottom lows in this country as far as public trust these dayz, dont matter which party or side you are on ... most know it's fucked up, period. And as usual, you have those who say that something like this cant be done ... nonsense, just "do it" ... if you keep believing and saying that nothing can be done, rest assured, you'll never get a damn thing done. It's true that many in Congress will be against this, but there is a growing amount of folks that are going to want to try something to clean up some ... even with revisions, if you only got a good fraction of this bill, after negotiating ... that would be significantly great. This is not anti- business at all, and Senator Warren has a pro- business background, especially for consumer support and smaller businesses/ companies, and her expertise is in bankruptcy law, a former conservative, who supports capitalism, yet folks like Jeffrey Miron of The Cato Institute, says her plans will destroy capitalism (CNBC). This has to do with cleaning up some of the trash that destroys markets, like the 08 crash, and fixing self destructive business flaws, it is not anti- capitalist ... it's what Trump would call "draining the swamp", heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) President Trump though, has to be the most unethical President, and open about it, that I seen in my life, and the amount of open corruption in Washington on both sides, is the worst I seen in my life. There are more investigations than you can shake a stick at, whether it be concerning ethics or even criminal activity. I seen a short news clip from Fox News this morning in bed ... where President Trump now sayz, if he is impeached, he thinks the markets will crash, and everyone will become poorer (MarketWatch). Again, as I point out all throughout this journal, and President Trump in that statement solidifies it ... that the billionaire class will alwayz threaten you by instilling fear ... that if we dont kiss their asses day and night and give them a free ride and immunity from prosecution, etc, etc ... we will all go to the soup kitchens and live in eternal poverty ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) Americans as a whole are resilient, they will pull through anything you dish out ... and as far as my reaction to President Trump's fear card he dealt in the news clip ... "nonsense, we can make it without you, or any of your buddies".

Too many right now in Washington have become too dependent on this flood of money from corporations, banks or whoever, they depend on it just to hopefully continue their political careers. They owe out the ass to those who bankroll them, and they are living large, they are not going to want to give that up, regardless of how enslaved they may feel. Many politicians because of this actually live in a prison of their own, they allowed themselves to get to that point and locked into it ... it's not our problem, they did it to themselves. There are alot of new people entering the political arena, and there are many who dont fear this nonsense, and are going to do everything they can to obstruct this culture of corruption. You dont see Senator Warren quivering in fear to these assholes, and she dont live in the poor house, eh? Nothing the Senator is proposing is radical or unreasonable ... the bottom line is this ... if you want to serve the American people, you will do so, or go find another career, it's simple. This plan also creates conflict free investment opportunities for those serving, you can go with a blind trust and other offers, no one is trying to rob you, or put you down ... so nothing asks you to go to the poor house either. We dont need foreign lobbyists either, that dont have the interests of our country at heart, we need to focus on here first. I realize the pressure that folks in Washington feel as far as the economy, and places like China, India, Russia or wherever gaining more ground ... we have been in this insane global corporate driven race, as if it was a football game ... we will make it without driving ourselves insane over this international nonsense. We can still have lobbying under this bill, it's just that there needs to be drastic changes/ reform and oversight to that as well ... much now falls into criminal activity ... establishing the bill's new U.S. Office of Public Integrity, is a new cop that helps. We have Wall Street running this whole damn country as it is, we have damn near lost all representation on the Washington level, they been doing great as far as catering to the needs of Wall Street, but the people of this country, needs to stand their ground. Even if neoliberalism policies and economics are running things, doesnt mean that we just have to shut up and do what we are told, we are consumers, producers/ workers, and all part of what makes this system flourish ... it's our responsibility to stand our ground, just as Wall Street does for their own. Below, is a quick 6 page summary of the bill, which is simple and straight. Below that, a half hour video where Senator Warren gives some food for thought, and a blueprint of where we are, and what we need to do ... hear her out, because it impacts you, and your families and friends, our democracy, our economies, markets and consumer choices.


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***** ANTI- CORRUPTION AND PUBLIC INTEGRITY ACT- SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN (summary pdf)





Senator Warren Unveils Anti- Corruption Legislation ... Thanx to Senator Elizabeth Warren





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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

THE DOORS: "Light My Fire", "People Are Strange", "Roadhouse Blues", "Love Her Madly", "LA Woman" & "Love Me Two Times"

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This entry to this journal's music/ arts honour roll society goes to The Doors (wikipedia) out of LA. This crew dont need much introduction, they are considered as one of the greatest and most influential bands of all time. The Doors are one of those groups that are just distinctively "Doors", and despite only as this original crew from 1965 to 1973, and the millions of records that they sold global, they are just as popular today as they were then, and still a big seller in music. They were also the first American group to get 8 consecutive gold and platinum albums. To me, The Doors just have one of those unique trademark sounds, I see as a genre of its own. Jim Morrison was so good at putting his poetry to music and an intense passionate vocalist/ front man and songwriter for this crew ... I alwayz loved Jim's vocal work and lyrics ... and that distinct keyboards sound from Ray Manzarek hits the spot for me. The rock music scene back then was so new, and not as contaminated by corporate stronghold, like it is today ... today you have to DIY label and be independent to escape it ... back then, the fans had more control as well as the bands. So much was less restrictive, and crews had more liberty and flexibility to do things more their way, and be experimental ... regardless of how controversial it was, way more raw and fresh ... and still be able to get on a decent label. To me, no one identifies as well in sound and spirit with that late 1960's, early 1970's LA music scene as The Doors do ... from Venice Beach, to Whiskey a Go Go and the Sunset Strip, to the Hollywood Bowl ... their sound is it, it is a cornerstone of the LA music scene of the time! More on this crew, if you need, in the links. I selected some songs/ vidz below, out of so many that I reviewed, and these are some of their most well known songs as well. Thank You much to all these guyz, on what they have contributed to music ... Enjoy!




The Doors- Light My Fire (HQ Official Video) ... Thanx to Pro.Art 





The Doors- People Are Strange (music video) ... Thanx to JimJohnRayRobby





The Doors- Roadhouse Blues, BEST version (live in N.Y. 1970) [music video] ... Thanx to JimJohnRayRobby





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LA Woman- The Doors ... Thanx to bruce baltazar





Love Me Two Times- The Doors (Live) ... Thanx to iimNrJ




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Friday, August 17, 2018

CATHOLIC CHURCH SEX ABUSE REPORT| PENNSYLVANIA 2018: Predator Priests ... 7 Decades of DECADENCE & The REDACTED Holy Abuse Acts ... The "Paedophile Files" Edition ... (THINKING OF THE KIDS? PT.9)- (HUMAN MORALITY PT.26)- (SEXPLOITATION NATION PT.37)

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This posting to serve 3 series of this journal/ blog ... "Thinking of the Kids?", "Human Morality" and "Sexploitation Nation". To take a look at a Grand Jury report just released, concerning thousands of allegations and evidence of decades of sexual abuse of children by adult clergy, both top and bottom (no pun intended) of the totem pole, from deacons and priests to bishops. This is just one state too, Pennsylvania ... and the findings estimate that there are thousands of these abuse cases, these findings come not just from victims testimonies, but documentation of the church, priests, law enforcement, etc ... it is lengthy. So much is still kept from the public, and plenty in files has been redacted. In all fairness, some they claimed to have redacted, being that in our justice system and by the laws of the courts, many have not had the opportunity to defend themselves and be brought to trial. However, it is very clear, that much of the secrecy had to do with finance, reputation, and even politics ... as I point out throughout this journal when I talk about the "3 entities" of power and authority ... being corporations/ financial institutions, governing bodies, and your largest religious institutions, they work together as one body, to keep themselves on top, and the masses obedient and enslaved to them. It has been so difficult to bring so many to trial because of the depth of corruption within these institutions ... even though there has been case after case of this, admissions and confessions by those who openly admit to what they did, and this has been in state after state, across the U.S., and even on a global scale for decades too. But things like corporal punishment, sado- masochism, sexual abuse, and even murder, is not new to some of these institutions, and not exclusive to the last couple centuries, or America, this type of culture and fetishism goes back for centuries. Back years ago, they would blame these things on secret "satanic cults", being the devil scapegoat they created to blame their actions on ... even the concept of human sacrifice is in their teachings ... war, bloodshed, slavery, execution, you name it. Some of these christian religious cultists, created the "satanic panic" (RationalWiki) in the U.S. 1970's and 1980's in particular, which led to mass investigations of occultic groups by local law enforcement to the FBI, the investigations concluded, that these satanic cults did not even exist, or the falsely manufactured crimes supposedly committed. Many of those christians created these scapegoat fictional satanic cults, based on some of their own concepts, actions, culture, repertoire. I am not saying that this is all representational of a majority of followers of faith ... same as terrorists do not represent the majority of the Islamic faithful ... but many of these huge wealthy institutions are knee deep in secrecy, deception, and decadence.

The Catholic Church in this case, had the opportunity to act against this years ago, but failed in so many wayz ... doing all they could to cover everything up and even pay people off. I am curious how Pope Francis will react to this, they ALL in this hierarchy of this institution have a responsibility to come clean and actually act to punish these people for their crimes. If they fail again to do something, and continue the run around with evasive answers, people of catholic faith should not feel obligated to have any respect for them. It is the responsibility of the common followers as well, to clean this up, if necessary, through radical pressures ... these people that you turn a blind eye to, and give your money and dedication to, are not miraculously appointed by a God ... this secret order within an order, appoint themselves, and make themselves Gods and Saints. They are not only taking advantage of your children, but they are taking advantage in more wayz than one, of millions of people of faith, that support them financially and socially. Too many people turn a blind eye these dayz out of peer pressure or fear, whether it's to a religious institution like this, or politics, or corporations dictating/ preaching to them ... many of which have done nothing or contribute anything of value to the people or the earth that they say is God's creation, but empty words. It is difficult to hear and read some of this report linked below, but I encourage to hear out Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, regardless of how graphic some may sound ... and to also read through the actual report. It is very importante that especially catholic people of faith talk about this among each other, and to not feel pressured and restrained to keep quiet, these folks that orchestrate this secrecy, depend on keeping you obedient, and to not question ... sadly our politics is also the same bloody damn way ... I myself question all that is clearly corrupt. When I say it is graphic, I mean that, because of the patterns and nature of these offenses and culture. Some of it is clearly ritualistic and fetishistic ... this is not only on boys, but also girls, and where abortion, that they preach against, was forced on kids. It is somewhat remarkable how many of these people still have not been brought to justice, and the cover up was intentional, so that many would expire the statute of limitations, or even die off. This type of "holy abuse" is still abuse, if they need forgiveness, they can ask God, which they alwayz preach. The laws of our land, are not supposed to allow this to go on, based on forgiveness ... and if these folks are found guilty by our courts and juries with solid evidence, they should not go to a golf resort for therapy ... like any other person, they should do prison time. We are too much in the habit of respecting self appointed authoritative figures, that deserve no special treatment, let alone respect ... whether it is a bishop/ priest, politician, executive, or celebrity figure.


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***** THE INQUIRER DAILY NEWS | PHILLY: Catholic Church clergy sex abuse: Read the full grand jury report ... (newsread/ video/ report)





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Monday, August 13, 2018

WELLS FARGO FRAUD & THEFT CULTURE 2018: The Computer GLITCH Pitch ... Foreclosing & Throwing Homeowners in The DITCH ... & Ripping Americans OFF ... From Home, Auto, to Retirement & Loans ... The "Rollover & Bend Over" Edition ... (WELLS FARGO PT.3)- (TOO BIG TO FAIL BA(N)KERY PT.7)

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Wells Fargo whistleblower on fraudulent banking practices ... Thanx to CBS News 



This posting will be for the "Wells Fargo" and "Too Big to Fail Ba(n)kery" series of this journal/ blog. I wanted to do an update on Wells Fargo bank, and to add one more piece to the many on the internet on this. It's been 2 years now since my last, so I been reading up on what they have been doing to change their culture. I been reading several articles on them, and chose to link some below for this update. Like some other historically great American institutions, what Henry Wells and William Fargo started back in the 1800's, is far different than what it has become today ... and showing us more advertisements of the old pony express or whatever, is not going to fix its systemic problems. The latest investigation is on the push to get folks to rollover their 401(k) to their Wells Fargo IRA, it's more like rollover and bend over. A business has every reason and right to promote products and so forth, that's what a business is supposed to do ... but what this institution has been doing, is not what I see as doing straight business. I opened with a recent august 2018 video above, with former Wells Fargo employee turned whistleblower, Yesenia Guitron, who told folks several years ago, how she thought they would change, if nobody tried to stop this ... she was accurate too. I myself, do not buy that these are just glitches, mistakes, accidents, or whatever. I alwayz give the benefit of doubt at first, in fairness ... but I been following this, and it's too well organized, and too often. And even though the top crust in Wells Fargo admits to not much of anything, besides mild misconduct at most, or claims to know nothing, seen nothing, heard nothing, etc ... they are too quick to pay off and settle. This is serious, when you have an institution this large, and such a large amount of people/ customers affected. At the bottom half of this posting, I will add some more of my thoughts on this.



***** LOS ANGELES TIMES: Wells Fargo foreclosed on 400 people who may have had a chance to keep their homes ... (newsread)




***** MARKETWATCH: Well Fargo accidentally foreclosed on more homes- what you should do in a similar situation ... (newsread)




***** CNBC: Labor Department is reportedly investigating Wells Fargo's 401(k) unit ... (newsread/ video)




***** JOHN W. EVANS | STOCKLAW: Wells Fargo Filing Admits Investigation into 401(k)- to- IRA Rollover Recommendations ... (article)




***** NEW YORK TIMES: Wells Fargo Forced Unwanted Auto Insurance on Borrowers ... (newsread)




***** CNN MONEY: Wells Fargo timeline: Bank's 20 month nightmare ... (newsread)




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***** PD/ RCJ: "WELLS FARGO" ... PART'S 2 & 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "TOO BIG TO FAIL BA(N)KERY" ... PART'S 6 THRU 1


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Thomas Hudson Pickering/ Ranch Chimp



The bold type "Wells Fargo Fraud & Theft Culture" in the posting title, is what this should be truly called, that is why I wrote it like that ... although some may think that is defamation ... if so ... sue me. I think it's time that folks call these scumbag institutions what they truly are, and fuck all this politically correct sugarcoating. When Wells Fargo got fined $1 billion last, the Acting Director, Mick Mulvaney of the CFPB, made a public statement saying that he was proud of how they cracked down on these folks for "misbehaving". Whether it's this $1 billion or $185 million fine, this is nothing compared to the profits they bring in to Wells Fargo, it's simply the price of doing business ... and I'm sure they have some legislation already rigged, to get taxpayers to pay the largest amount of those fines. Even back in the 2008 $15.1 billion all stock acquisition/ merger, where Wells Fargo took over the so called "troubled" Wachovia ... later in 2010, Wells Fargo acknowledged to federal prosecutors, that between 2004 and 2007, Wachovia failed to "monitor" money laundering with drug traffickers/ cartels in their institution, including 4 planes bought, that transported 22 tons of cocaine into Mexico. I seen a business analyst on some financial station one night, saying that Wells Fargo is being picked on, for a few mistakes they made, and that there is now a witch hunt with microscopes on them in 2018 ... bottom line, there should be with their track record. No ... this is not a witch hunt ... this institution is clearly about organized crime, any way you slice it, they even acknowledge their so called "mistakes" and "misconduct". Just on the findings and settlements as far as foreclosing on homeowners, and screwing their credit ... this time they are blaming it on a computer glitch, and that they put aside $8 million to disburse to these 600 that they improperly denied modification to in the foreclosure process, and 400 people they took their homes from, amounts to maybe $13,000 to maybe $20,000 tops to compensate them. $8 million dollars? ... are you kidding? ... if you live in a place like California, or just about anywhere in the U.S. that isnt in the middle of nowhere, even $20,000 cant do much for you, you just lost your home, destroyed your credit standing, etc. These are not kidz that are "misbehaving", "troubled", or made a few mistakes and misconduct ... this is a culture of repetitious criminal activity. They have to now blame everything on computer glitches, because they are running out of lies and excuses. These folks are well educated, they are using force and threats in their management, to force employees to do this to customers, in fact, it is all detailed and calculated as to how they are going to rip people off ... it's very organized, and it is criminal.

When U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California said that these folks should be shut down ... some say that it would hurt too much, that Wells Fargo has over 70,000,000 customers and 270,000 employees. Allowing these institutions to continue as usual, will hurt too much if/ when the economy gets hit with another financial crisis ... bottom line. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts been hammering this as well for years, but until a joint majority in our Congress actually act to do something about this, this culture of fraud and theft will continue. Although not too much is being done in Washington, and some of those who speak out against it know that nothing will be done at the same time, if intentional, just politically highsiding ... but at least, their bringing this into the spotlight makes the people/ consumers more aware. This is an institution that is 2nd largest of its kind in the world by market capitalization, and 3rd largest in the U.S. by total assets, so everything is "large" about this, including the theft/ fraud. The Federal Reserve ordered them to cap their growth and not increase assets beyond $1.95 trillion, they are at about $1.952 trillion now. As far as the talk about how large they are ... this clearly shows how large their theft and fraud is, talk about that. You have 800,000 people that they forced unnecessary auto insurance on, even after customers showed documentation that they were already legally covered insurance wise, they still took their money and threatened them. The National General Insurance company, who Wells Fargo contracted to underwrite, received shared revenues and commissions from Wells Fargo, clearly well calculated. 274,000 improperly penalized for delinquency, ending up with 20,000 to 25,000 wrongful vehicle repossessions ... by criminal law, the methods similar to a large scale car theft design of unprecedented levels, looking at a case history of the various types and methods of car theft. Forced products on millions without authorization from the customer, millions overcharged illegally, money outright stolen from accounts, these people even attack the elderly and our active duty military in large numbers. These folks have no limits on who they rob basically, it is unnatural and obscene to even have any respect for folks like this, and institutions like this are a disgrace to anything that resembles democracy or free market. It is odd how there is alwayz a computer glitch, or mistake made, when these robberies get exposed ... how many times, do any of these glitches or mistakes come out in the customers favour? I mean, how often do these glitches and mistakes put hundreds or thousands of dollars into customers accounts? ... this shows you the depth and well organization of this theft. Wells Fargo has a scam for everything, and the smallest depositors/ investors/ borrowers get hit the hardest ... they have everything covered, from home to auto to credit cards ... and they been going after folks retirement accounts, to top it off.

My first contact with this culture at Wells Fargo was a decade ago, my daughter was working part time as a receptionist for a small business while going to college full time. She used Wells Fargo to deposit what little money she had, and said they have been taking money through improper charges from her account, she used Wells Fargo, because the university she attended had some promotion deal of some kind with Wells Fargo, and many of the nearly 40,000 students used the bank. I dont have any banking background, or knew a thing about it, but growing up as a street kid, I seen it was a bite/ scam ... I told her she is getting burned. My daughter went to the bank, questioned it, got the run around and excuses, and they were kind of insulting to her, I guess because she was a kid. After, she just decided to take her little money out and take it elsewhere. I know another guy who has his own air conditioning and heating business, with a few workers, he was using them, and accounts were created and fees, that he caught reading statements, he went through shit with them and took his money out. A few other people I have talked to had problems with overdraft fees and how some fees were calculated, all this over the last decade, I had the chance to hear from folks that had issues with them. Before the last CEO, John Stumpf left Wells Fargo, he talked about making individual relationships with all the customers, trying to come clean and regain customers trust, etc. You know, in my view, it is too little too late, they have a history of what they do, over and over, frankly it gets sickening having to listen to their lame excuses, whining, and pleas for forgiveness time and again. Bottom line, like anyone that commits criminal offenses like this, they should be criminally charged and given their day in court, and if found guilty, have to do prison time. Much of what falls into place as organized crime/ racketeering ... it is insulting to the victims of these crimes, that these offenses are not even falling under the RICO Act, and the ridiculous amount of leniency they get. When you start to criminally charge these folks, it will NOT put the institution out of business, but really inspire change in that culture. The DOJ instructing Wells Fargo to conduct an independent investigation of their Wealth and Investment Management business, with a contractor of their choice, is not going to cut it either ... who do you think they will contract? ... we need to choose who investigates. In the meantime, since Washington is restrained politically from taking more serious needed actions, or the Justice Department doesnt get more on them ... it is the customer who can really hurt them, by boycotting Wells Fargo and the crummy products they peddle. I guarantee you, if they went from 70 million customers to 35 million ... you can bet they would get a loud and clear message, just like locking some of them up, and that is how things should work in a market ran culture.


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