Wednesday, December 7, 2016

THANK YOU to VETERANS STANDING with Standing Rock ... The "Holidayz Salute" Edition ... (VETERANS SPOTLIGHT PT.47)- (GROUND ZERO @ STANDING ROCK PT.3)




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This posting will serve as Part 47 of the "Veterans Spotlight" series and Part 3 of "Ground Zero @ Standing Rock" for this journal/ blog, to serve as a Thank You posting for those veterans from around the country who showed up to protect and serve at Standing Rock, it has inspired many civilians as well as veterans ... and is about protecting what we have and challenging all that needs to be challenged. This is not a right/ left issue here, this is an American issue, it's an attack on not just the right to have clean water, but a matter of protecting all rights for everyone, it's Standing Rock, it's Flint (MI), it's for all America, and what America should really stand for. I hear reports that the oil pipeline construction is still going through, regardless of what President Obama said or the Army Corps of Engineers say ... some petition and news here from "Lakota People's Law Project". As I pointed out in Part 2 of "Standing Rock" ... I dont buy it, as far as "The People Win" headlines, and I dont think that many in their right mind buys it actually, I need some actual "reason" to believe in other words ... some evidence ... these companies will ignore what the President or anyone sayz, and just pay some fines, none are ever criminally prosecuted, just like banks ... if there was actual consequences, they would have incentive to change the way they do business and deal with us, but much of our politicians and courts are tied into them and weakened, so I myself expect this battle to continue, and have alot more attacks on us ... and we will have to escalate our pressure and attack back, they chose to attack our people and nation, rights, Constitution, properties, businesses, children and much else ... some are as much an enemy to America, as a foreign entity trying to militarily invade our country. But I just wanted to have some quick interviews from some vets below and some newsread links ... and say Thank You to our veterans, and wishing them, their friends, and families a good Christmas and New Year holidayz.


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Wes Clark Jr speaks about Standing Rock ... Thanx to Rod Webber






***** STARS & STRIPES: Sioux leader asks Standing Rock protesters, including veterans, to leave ... (newsread)



Marine veteran speaks about Standing Rock ... Thanx to Rod Webber






***** VOA: Veterans for Standing Rock Head Evacuation Mission ... (newsread)




Veterans Against DAPL ... Thanx to J Grady





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Monday, December 5, 2016

STANDING ROCK VICTORY(?): De- ESCALATING TENSIONS 101 ... DON'T Trust It ... Looking Beyond the VEIL of VICTORY ... The "In TRUST, We RUST" Edition ... (GROUND ZERO @ STANDING ROCK PT.2)- (GLOBAL WAR'N'ING PT.45)




Protesters celebrate after Army denies Dakota Access pipeline permit ... Thanx to RT America





This posting will be Part 2 of "Ground Zero @ Standing Rock", and Part 45 of the "Global War'n'ing" series. There is alot of happy cheers of jubilation today ... and rightfully so, because the block of construction by Army Corps of Engineers and President Obama's support ... these folks that call themselves protectors of their land, water and people deserve to celebrate. But my reason for this posting is to try to look beyond the veil of victory and what brought this about, and the need to be VERY vigilant STILL, so it's also a relief to hear some of the native American leaders still keeping on this ... because all the news, mainstream and social media is playing this as a solid victory ... I dont buy this, or even trust it ... but at least it is a good temporary block for a start. I see alot that has brought this decision, that I havent heard much talk about yet ... and I could very wrong, and hope that I am. The amount of supporters has been growing at a rate that the federal or state governments did not anticipate would happen, they thought they could wear down the protectors/ protesters, even thought they could threaten and intimidate them with mandatory evacuation warnings, weather warnings, attack dogs, concussion grenades, militarized police, fire, cold water and pepper- spray mixes in sub- zero temps, fines, arrests, corporate/ political designated relocated "free speech zoning", etc, etc ... the fear tactics didnt work, the people stood defiant against it all. Bus loads of veterans started arriving despite the weather, who are well trained to stand strong and defend, as well as more people joining in ... now the politicians and their corporations see this growing beyond control, and very possible that there will be a large conflict, they already know that the tensions of the American people as a whole are high, and probably will escalate with the new leader/ President coming in 2017 even, as well as all the neoliberalism that is going to have to be challenged, that they all have up their sleeves. This is also a political move, because of the failing popularity numbers of Obama and Democrats, they had to do something, because they have been doing nothing, and will not move until they are "made" and pinned in a corner. The republicans are already making this into the classic left/ right bitch fight as usual, and vowing to have this pipeline go through, even the new leader Trump has investments in it, and my guess is even some democrats, both of these parties establishments are owned and controlled by the corporations ... both parties and their corporations have proven that they can not be trusted on anything, many have proven themselves to be weak and incompetent as far as peoples representation, compulsive liars, and will try anything they can to de- escalate tensions, no matter what, and scam something else some way ... they have proven this of themselves time and again.

This strategy to de- escalate tensions and resistance is very common, to get people to disperse, go home for the holidays, forget, while they  make accessibility to the site/ area difficult with fortification of some sort, this strategy is used by law enforcement and government time and again, whether it's in penal institutions, detentions, or in the streets, occupations and regime changes of other countries, as well as these investigations and assessments of environmental damage ... there are 10's of thousands of miles of pipelines as it is, that nothing has been done to stop it by these politicians or their corporations, in fact, it is at all time highs, even fracking and every other source of extraction onshore and offshore is on steroids. Although President Obama did buck the Keystone XL pipeline (CNN), this had to be done for political reasons and upcoming elections ... it was a "party decision", it had nothing to do with "going green" or other politipop nonsense, once in awhile there are some renewable energy research money tossed in, but that also gets harsh resistance from their corporate bosses, and usually results in us having to give the fossil fuel industries and investors much more money through subsidies and breaks. The positive that can come out of this, is possible rerouting of the pipeline ... and YES, it can be done, so dont believe the shit when they say it cant (they could route a damn rover on planet Mars any which way with accuracy and precision to avoid 99% of obstacles), but the companies involved say "no way", they have the courts and politicians on their side so far, but, it may be the most economical thing to do actually, as far as rerouting, because the amount of tensions will only grow if they dont, and it will cost much more trying to police and militarize the area and all the others coast to coast that will jump up and unite in resistance, but I wouldnt look for any of these pipelines to come to a halt any time soon ... and these politicians and courts will play with this for long if they can. It doesnt matter what the issue is in these times, whether it's the environment, healthcare, education, Social Security, etc ... all is going to be attacked, they have so much control as it is, and this time they have legalized the corruption even ... so the way I see it, is this war on Americans and our country by this vermin has just started, and VERY importante to fight them every step of the way ... we have nothing to lose, that wouldnt be lost anywayz by submitting to these parasites. Celebrate this victory now, but stay very vigilant, and never trust any of these folks completely, you have NO reason to, they made themselves perfectly clear as far as their agenda ... in trust, we can rust. Some video and newsread below on this victory.


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***** CNN/ POLITICS: Dakota Access Pipeline to be rerouted ... (newsread/ video)





The People Win- Army Corps Puts Brakes On Dakota Access Pipeline ... Thanx to The Ring of Fire






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Thursday, December 1, 2016

GROUND ZERO @ STANDING ROCK (PT.1): "WAR ON AMERICA 2016" ... The Resistance, Assistance & Resilience ... The "New WAR Order" Edition ... (CORPORATCOMMUNAZICA PT.12)- (SELF DEFENSE PT.32)- (POLICE BRUTALITY PT.26)- (CHRIS HEDGES PT.1)




'Alarming attack on journalism & the truth at Standing Rock' ... Thanx to RT America




This posting will be to cover some of what has been going on at Standing Rock up in North Dakota, which I look at as Ground Zero, in this latest battle of corporate America vs. The People. Even though I mentioned this DAPL issue in other postings and linked to mainstream news covering it, I didnt have a posting in this journal/ blog that just focused on this, so this will be that. What Josh talks about with Ed Schultz above is the reality of where we stand currently as far as journalism, Constitutional rights, law enforcement (public and private) etc. Much credit to all these people in North Dakota and others, for putting in that extra mile and all they went through, just to preserve what actual democracy and rights we do have left, this is a matter of people defending what is theirs. Hopefully this will energize and fuel more resistance on various avenues across America, while inspiring others around the globe. This posting will serve the "Corporatcommunazica", "Self Defense" and "Police Brutality" series of this journal, and I also wanted to start a series in here for "Chris Hedges" which is past due, considering I been following his work now for several years, so this will start Part 1 for Chris's series too. Some video below starting with U.S. Marine veteran and former Baltimore Police Sergeant Michael A. Wood, Jr. ... after from The Intercept crew, some detailed newsread and video from the front lines, which I chose instead of what I been viewing and reading in much mainstream news coverage, because the mainstream media has been so restricted in how they have to cover this story, so I was searching for something a little more open ... then Chris Hedges on the scene in a video below that ... after, I wanted to add something.






Attn: Featuring Michael Wood Jr. Veterans are standing up for Standing Rock protesters" ... Thanx to Sedef M. Buyukataman








***** THE INTERCEPT: Standing Rock Demonstrators File Class- Action Lawsuit Over Police Violence ... (newread and video, with 4 additional article links from Alleen Brown, Jihan Hafiz & Lee Fang)





Standing Rock Resistance: On Contact travels to North Dakota ... Thanx to RT America





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This is another example of why I came up with some twisted name like "Corporatcommunazica", because all you see in our country these dayz, is corporate communist's using Nazi tactics in America, and more now in some of the most well known democracies of the globe, while we basically fund them in some way with socialism for them, while letting them impose austerity on us ... which you can credit much of it to these suck ass prepaid governments/ politicians we have today, such as in Washington. Where are our so called leaders and representatives on these issues? ... where does the Obama Administration stand even? ... and what will come after 2017, when our so called "non- establishment" presidential choice, Donald Trump ... who just been choosing a shitload of establishment people from Washington and Wall Street for his cabinet/ administration?, which I halfway figured he would have to do, being he has to use the advice of hard- line establishment Republicans (and even some Democrats), on who to choose, who is the best, who is a good ole boy/ gal, etc ... since he doesnt know as much about Washington, as he knows about business ... when I see folks like Senator Mitch McConnell with a big smile daily ... I know that is trouble ... that miserable SOB hasnt been this happy in years! ... even Wall Street is excited and drooling (I'm not concerned as much about what Trump will do, as much as I'm concerned about what they may do). The dumbest thing of this last election, was those who thought that voting for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, would be progressive or anti- establishment. Standing Rock at this time is ground zero with this new corporate order of war on American citizens rights and property too, this will most likely escalate in so many other areas of the country, being what we will have to deal with come 2017, as far as healthcare issues, the environment, food and product safety, eminent domain measures and property rights, public/ social services (that we solely pay for), and the push for more privatization of much else ... so look at Standing Rock as a kind of test from the corporate sector, to see what we can handle and how hard they can push ... this is an attack on every American in the long haul, native or otherwise. And even force and financial disruption as a resistance is justified against this enemy, and should be applied where needed, it's the same as self defense, and the American thing to do. For those who simply pray for the law enforcement, and hope they love you back, that may not alwayz work, it is difficult to expect peace from those who have none within them ... understand that many of these people attacking you could give a rats ass less about your families, land, or even your sacred burial grounds ... they care only about the money.

Right now, people at Standing Rock are disobeying evacuation orders, and staying where they are in cold and freezing conditions ... the Governor of North Dakota and law enforcement are also threatening to fine, detain and arrest people who bring in supplies or try to assist them ... they say it is for safety ... this is all bullshit, they obviously with concussion grenades in the dark against large amounts of people, as well as spraying them down in below freezing temps with cold water and pepper spray mixes, while shooting them with rubber bullets, even in the back as they leave the scene, having their trained attack dogs bite protesters and their horses ... dont give a shit about safety ... officials deny that they're doing any of this, or use any of these devices, regardless of witnesses and video showing otherwise ... yet how do you explain the grenade pieces pulled out of Sophia Wilansky's arm during surgery? ... it's obvious who the real threat and enemies are. Even in Bismark, which has a metro population of about 130,000, they have their central district lined with militarized police, and have wrongfully assaulted people and detained people, for even using their phones for that matter. Also, I noticed, that many of the security out at Standing Rock, are actually contracted, they are given by the corporation/ company through state and local government (being that government worx for corporations/ banks, not the other way around), to act with the same power as any law enforcement, even many are not wearing name tags, and simply wear law enforcement and military gear ... they do this, like many large companies, to use 3rd parties to do all the grunt work, and so that the company if anything goes wrong, cant be legally held accountable ... or at least have a backdoor to get away with what they want on a technicality. Nor do many of these companies/ corporations care about fines, just like mega banks, you have no problem paying a few million in fines, when you make billions off the act/ deal. An estimated 2000 U.S. military veterans are supposed to show up in a few dayz at Standing Rock, not sure if they will all make it, but, will these rent- a- cops and law enforcement fire upon our veterans in uniform and use the same treatment on them? ... will they be this time attacking our own military defense veterans, only in the interests of corporations?, many of these same veterans fought for these corporations interests abroad at the order of our pre- paid government as it is ... isnt this just like an outside enemy attacking the U.S. and what it stands for? ... to me it sure as Hell is.

When I look closely at a map of this pipeline route and all the miles of undeveloped land along and around the route to Illinois, it is difficult for me to imagine that they couldnt have rerouted it, unless they're just too cheap. As far as the job creation for these thousands of miles of pipelines in the U.S. ... once any pipeline is in full use, how many will it need along it's route to work on it?, the work was building it, when it eventually gets to Texas/ Gulf Coast, refineries will be flooded with work though, and even more environmental issues to deal with. Some pro- pipeline people will say that it is better and safer than railroad transport, as if these companies are doing this for our safety ... that is also twisted garbage ... the pipeline prevents jobs from being created to transport it, if anything ... it's to maximize profits and speed up production and transport while cutting costs to do it, nothing else. There has also been several hundred accidents already ... due to leaks or whatever ... where does the oil go when that happens? ... what if people right here in America out of anger, decide to sabotage pipelines? ... can you keep an eye on the miles and miles of them? The companies involved say that this is for energy independence, and it will all be used right here in America (100%) ... I never did buy that, even before they removed the export ban recently, we already had mega pipeline back when the gas prices skyrocketed even... you cant find wayz to move this oil or any oil in any market on the globe through a backdoor?, just as the flow of heroin or cocaine will come in this country over our border, regardless of walls, fences, laws or whatever else to stop it ... supply/ $$$$ meets demand. OPEC just announced that they're going to cut production first time in the last 8 years, even Russia is jumping on the bandwagon, which surprised many (Bloomberg) ... and the market is flooded with oil as it is ... what do you think that is about? ... to give us cheaper prices at the pump, and create jobs?, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) Bottom line, we get forced into a financial bind in America or any country, austerity or whatever, we loosen up more oil, drilling, fracking or whatever, to save us (much needed also for our military as a huge consumer). I'm NOT anti- oil or even corporation, regardless of what I may sound like, but we are too manipulated by these industries, way out of balance, and I dont feel we invest enough money and effort in renewables, which is most certain a big player and market in the energies future. Either way you slice it at this point in history, there has been way too much invested in these lines and fossil fuel production, regardless of politicians telling you for decades on how green their plans are, and it's all about global demand and globalization, like our trade deals, not America as much as we are told. You wont stop this any time soon, but you can still make it as difficult for them and protect our interests, as much as they make things difficult for us, protecting their interests. And fuck their so called designated free- speech zones ... corporate free speech "zoning", or even press, is NOT what free speech rights are about or the First Amendment.


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Sunday, November 27, 2016

THE VENUS PROJECT/ JACQUE FRESCO: Freeing Ourselves from Force- Fed Feeble- Minded Fear & Failure ... "NEVERMIND, IT CAN'T BE DONE" ... The "New World ON Order" Edition ... (PUBLIC PATRIOTS PT.47)- (GLOBAL WAR'N'ING PT.44)- (The AWAKENING PT.45)


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Jacque Fresco & partner Roxanne Meadows


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This posting will serve the "Public Patriots", "Global War'n'ing", and "The Awakening" series of this journal/ blog ... and to highlight the ideas of Jacque Fresco, his partner Roxanne, and The Venus Project, which I consider as public type patriots, in this case, those who inspire change and alternative ideas to our youth most importantly, who are the future. This has to do with not only social issues, but environmental issues, the future, and the idea of a "resource based economy". But, this is an organization that receives quite a bit of criticism for all they talk about, many call it a cult, and destructive to human progress and capitalism, part of the "new world order" to have us all slaves to robots, computers and artificial intelligence, etc ... one thing for sure though, is we need to put some type of new world direction on "order", eh? Of course, there are plenty of voices yelling in the distance ... "Forget it, nevermind ... it can't be done", most folks that say so much cant be done, also have a cult mentality and agenda, political or otherwise of their own though, with no vision out of the box, and will only keep you in fear, thinking the same way, and running the squirrel cage of their mental prison. I was driving down the freeway here in Dallas friday morning, trying to catch the news on the radio, and it was basically the big news that Thanxgiving Day retail early Black Friday sales were at I believe $1.3 billion, market/ investor confidence is up, because Trump will be President, and folks investing are excited about the possibility of heavy deregulation, etc. The part on the news that really made me bust out laughing, was when they started talking about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Black Friday merchandise sales, I mean, I actually thought it was a joke ... but looked it up online, and found that it is real ... I was trying to picture shoppers excited, trying to buy and fight over getting their Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump merchandise for the holidayz {:-) ... but, this is the level/ mindset we are at, as sad as it is, it still alwayz makes me laugh. Ole Jacque is a Great Depression era kid out of Bensonhurst/ Brooklyn, left home at 14/ 15, left school, didnt like all the institutionalized education and programming, etc ... I mean, I can understand, I left home and school at 14 myself, and felt similar ... so he didnt get the credits as far as a formal type education, basically educating himself in what interested him, and just enjoying life, and this man will be 101 years old this coming march, so he had a decent life. But what he sayz, sure can get alot of peoples panties in a bind, and even online bitch fights can break out, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) But, what is importante here is the ideas, concepts and vision, so at least give the gentleman a listen, it cant hurt you anymore than the shit that is shoved down your throats and drilled into your brains by this current vermin that runs and rules our societies of today, a couple videos below, a couple links above ... and after the first 2 videos below, I want to add some thoughts and opinion.





Jacque Fresco- Designing a Future of Peace and Progression (episode 1) (2011) ... Thanx to Jacque Fresco





Jacque Fresco- Designing a Future of Peace and Progression (episode 2) (2011) ... Thanx to Jacque Fresco





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If this is difficult to envision or even understand to folks, that is understandable and normal, many of us look at this as science fiction, impractical, nonsense, but why? Because, we all live in the here and now ... we are controlled and force- fed various cultures, politics and beliefs, we are forced to compete and step on each other to please those at the top, you cant make a decent honest living unless you get educated and credited by the approved college/ university institutions, which we have to do, to at least make sure that you know what you are doing in your profession, and now these dayz, have an arm and a leg to pay or be in debt for years to do what you are offered in society if you want to get ahead and pursue a career. All we know is destruction and having to use violence and war to achieve anything from rights to social approval and acceptability to domination, we still even eat meat, which isnt necessary, I myself am just as much a part of it, I even hunted animals and ate what I hunted, this is the way of survival that we known for years, so of course this can be difficult to understand how could something like this work. What in Hell would we do without our feeble minded fears and failures?, or having to please and compete for the benefit and approval of corporations/ financial institutions, politicians and religions/ preachers (what I call the "3- entities" in this journal/ blog), all who fill us with fear of life without them ... is it possible we could still exist? ... I myself have no doubt we could, and even do a Hell of alot better without them and their current system. We fear the wrong things actually, the other day when Stephen Hawkin announced that we have only 1000 years left before extinction of human life, and that robots, machines and artificial intelligence could be of harm to us, etc (Business Insider) ... many folks went into panic mode, it is only natural to maybe have some fear of things like AI, automation/ robotics etc ... ONLY because of those at the top, who control its progress, development and usage, which are the "3- entities". I feel confident that our longevity, health and prosperity, along with the ability to improve the Earth , environment, agriculture, and even migrating to other planets such as Mars, will be greatly improved by these things that many seem to fear, science and technology to me are what will help us so much. I envision just artificial intelligence alone, as taking us into a future of solving so many issues in a few decades that would have otherwise took us centuries or even thousands of years to do, and robotics and automation, as a sort of "man's best friend" actually.

One of the things that I point out so many times throughout this journal, is those who really are in fear more than us ... are the 3- entities that control us, this is why I say that they constantly try to become bigger, bigger and bigger, with bigger empires and monopolies, to make us have to depend on them, so this is why they rathole all the wealth and resources, and take control of all our markets, inventions, technologies, and everything else, so they can continue to reign in power ... because they know that with this future to come, they will be needed about as much as tits on a bull, and truly be more worthless and useless than they are now. As far as their political puppets and religious leaders who they finance well with our hard earned money at that, to keep us in line ... they are about the same worth for most of them, selling their cultural, political, and social snake oil through fear and propaganda. Other fear that were conditioned to believe, is that if we werent slaving for this system and "artificial elite", that we would all become a lazy society sitting on our asses and doing nothing ... dont kid yourself, people will have all kinds of things to do and much more time with less stress to do things, explore, travel, utilize new technologies and science to create, healthy exercising, fun times in the arts, or whatever else they want to do, it is NOT our nature as a species, to just do nothing ... it will spur creativity and innovation as well at a faster rate. It is also good to see now that so many folks are looking into the idea of "universal basic income", and recognizing the challenges that we face, this is also why birth control education is also needed (my views on population moderation and reduction), the more we multiply, the merrier those who are making only a buck/ dollar off of us, and forcing their utopian vision on us, instead of our vision of progress and prosperity on them. I actually believe that we can have a future after this storm of transition we are in now, with less misery and much less population, and a Hell of alot more prosperity and progress on every level. But, enough out of my mouth/ mind ... and I wanted to close with a lecture below that Jacque gave to some folks, much of what we think about, and question, but remain too silent on, out of social or political fear, and just common sense thoughts from the man ... some of it may seem harsh, but reality is harsh ... the listen is well worth it.


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The Greatest Talk of Jacque Fresco: The Venus Project ... Thanx to DTVCZ2





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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

HAPPY THANKSGIVING & BLACK FRIDAY 2016: Family, Fun, Feast & Folly ... at the Most WONDERFUL TIME of the YEAR in America!


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Well, It's that most wonderful time of the year again, Thanxgiving and the Black Friday shopping time ... a time of family, love, sharing, and giving Thanx for all we have, and all the fun that we have in America at this time. But, Thank "God/ $$$$" for Black Friday as well, in order to give our all credit economy a boost, where would we be without it ... especially all the money through welfare and subsidies we have to pay our beloved bankers, corporations and oligarchs ... if not for Black Friday, we hardly wouldnt have a damn thing left. We also see in the tradition, that we still to this day try to cheat and rip- off the Native American Indian people who found this land ... today we have evolved in how these minerals/ resources/ oil hoarders treat them, those Native Americans who try to protect their land and waters now, they sic dogs on them, imprison them, and spray them down with cold water hosing in below freezing temperatures (PBS/ KERA) ... which could have been avoided by simply rerouting the pipeline, but the company/ investors are obviously too cheap to ... but, in the holiday spirit, Happy Thanxgiving to you slimy mother fuckers too {:-) As for myself, I'm looking forward to the NFL games tomorrow, which will be a great lineup of games, starting the day when the 6- 4 Detroit Lions host the 6- 4 Minnesota Vikings, then the 9- 1 Dallas Cowboys (best team in the NFL) will host 6- 3- 1 Washington Redskins, the last game will be the 5- 5 Indianapolis Colts will host the 5- 5 Pittsburgh Steelers, all excellent match- ups! I searched for some video and cartoon, that best depicts this wonderful time of the year, and Thanks to all these people for their work, with some videos from video maker Joe Kufel, the crew at SNL, comedian Dnt Jealous Me/ Tolu Ogunmefun, and singer/ songwriter Linzey Rae of the Denver based band "The Anchor".  Other than that, to the viewer of this posting, have a Happy Thanxgiving, and make the best of it!


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Black Friday- The Most Wonderful Time ... Thanx to joekufel





Cut for Time: Thanksgiving Foods (Kristen Wiig)- SNL ... Thanx to Saturday Night Live





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Metal Kitchen #6: Lamb of God Makes Thanksgiving Dinner ... Thanx to Linzey Rae





Dont jealous me- BLACK FRIDAY ... Thanx to DntJealousMe






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Friday, November 18, 2016

THE MARS VOLTA: "Wax Simulacra", "Goliath", "The Widow" & "Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of) "




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(left to right) Pablo Hinojos- Gonzalez, Thomas Pridgen, Marcel Rodriquez- Lopez, Omar Rodriquez- Lopez, Cedric Bixler- Zavala, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Juan Alderate & Adrian Terrazas- Gonzales ... 51st Annual Grammy Awards, Staples Center, Los Angeles 02/ 08/ 09




This entry into the music/ arts honour roll society of this journal/ blog is a crew that is also past due for this journal, to honour and showcase some of the work of The Mars Volta project out of El Paso, Texas ... considered as a progressive rock crew I guess as far as genre labeling, this is just an outstanding crew, and I also have to credit the genius of Omar and Cedric for the direction of this project ... and as far as vocals are concerned for me ... Cedric is the cream of the crop, and Omar is an outstanding guitarist and producer, just the chemistry of everyone in this Mars Volta crew, was a great recipe and composition. The inspiration of this crew comes from a long list of everything from classic hard rock to industrial and experimental. This project came out of a crew originally called "At the Drive- In" (1993- 2001), then formed Mars Volta, The Mars Volta (2001- 2012) also disbanded and members going into other projects, so they have a long history ... and I would like to see this crew get back together hopefully and do some new work, which they very well may some time, so dont rule that out (keyboardist Ikey Owens passed away) ... having a strong following of support and fans worldwide of The Mars Volta project/ work still. There was some reuniting done in 2014, but to focus on yet another project ... but they have quite a history, yep, including winning a Grammy, and as The Mars Volta years, managed to put out 6 albums ... but I will let the Wikipedia link above handle most of that. I wanted to showcase mostly live work here, because they are really a great live performance crew too, but I also selected a video of theirs to include called "The Widow" ... and Thanx to them for the great pieces of work ... Enjoy!





The Mars Volta On Letterman- Wax Simulacra ... Thanx to PliskinTMV





the mars volta live @ Rock Werchter festival Belgium 2009- Goliath (PRO) ... Thanx to axolotls1





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The Mars Volta- The Widow ... Thanx to TheMarsVoltaVEVO





The Mars Volta Roulette Dares live at big day out 2004 ... Thanx to guimaj1435





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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

DALLAS COWBOYS QUARTERBACK CONTROVERSY IS OVER: Tony's LONG PASS to Dak ... Passing the Torch to the Young Blood ... & The 2016 COWBOYS OFFENSIVE WEAPONS




Tony Romo Press Conference ... Thanx to MARK HOLMES



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Tony Romo                                                Dak Prescott



I wanted to open with the top video from Tony, he deserves it, and I know it took alot for him to come out with this, it was emotional for him ... and I give him so much credit for what he done here and all he has contributed to the Cowboys over the last 13 years ... Tony is throwing that long pass with a torch to Dak! Anyone who knows me around Dallas, knows how this been chewing at me now for a couple years, as far as us getting and grooming a new young quarterback ... earlier this year I was so excited of the possibility of getting Johnny Manziel or RG3 ... I was desperate hoping that the Cowboys would get someone for that position though, because of how critical it is to get a leader to lead and motivate a team ... dont get me wrong, I love Tony, but I seen all these injuries and surgeries, as well as now being 36 years old, and I was very concerned. Here comes Dak out of the blue ... I never even followed this guyz college career, he was not a hot pick, and we actually took this kid in as a 4th round draft pick ... how f'n lucky can we get?! What a performer this guy has been ... geeez ... he's the talk of the entire NFL today, Tony got injured again in the early pre- season, more surgery, more recovery time needed, and all we had was this rookie kid to connect with our veteran and new players ... Dak came in and kicked ass, and the team has really connected with him, he has sparked new life into our team, and works well with everyone. But it isnt just Dak, Cowboys right now going into week 11, have the best record in the NFL with 8 wins, 1 loss ... and that is "8 straight", which is difficult ... we have the best offense, and a tight defense too, and weapons on the offense right now, new blood and veteran weapons like Ezekiel Elliot, Cole Beasley, Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Jason Witten, just to name a few of this elite line- up. With a crew like this, I believe we have SuperBowl material, and can get in there again over the next few years.

I know it has been hard on owner/ manager Jerry Jones too, having 2 starters to have to choose (although Jerry described it as a good problem to have), for weeks having to look at his main quarterback sitting on the sidelines trying to recover from another surgery/ injury, who signed a $108 million dollar 6 year contract, $55 million guaranteed, $25 million signing bonus, and Tony has been like an adopted son to Jerry. Now it's time to step up after this season, and for Jerry to negotiate a new contract for Dak, who is proving himself ... like Tony said, football is a meritocracy (would be great if our politics were like that) ... he came in with lower starting 4th round pick rookie pay, and is proving himself, and the team loves him, the chemistry is right. Tony will be a backup quarterback now, Dak is the new starter, so Tony will have his back too, and have plenty to teach Dak as he leads the boys. The great thing is, Dak is 23 years old, yet very mature as far as leadership qualities, he has alot of good years ahead, his performance has been outstanding, even in college, he has an unbelievable passing arm and game, he moves well, can run and scramble well too. That is why it is no#1 importance, to jump his pay asap, you dont want to lose this kid ... I know there are NFL teams as I write this coast to coast, kicking themselves in the ass for not grabbing this kid in the draft! ... and it's been Dak's dream since childhood to become a Cowboy. Congratulations Dak ... we love you here in Dallas ... and Jerry will take care of you salary- wise, the weather's good and no state income tax, stick around awhile! I wont shut up, so below some video and newread ... I also wanted to post this last game highlights from last sunday up in Pittsburgh, which is the game that finalized it for Dak, and put us in first place in the NFL ... this game was awesome, it went back and forth, this is what great football is all about, and Pittsburgh really gave us a tough fight to the last 10 seconds of the game, I couldnt even sit I was so pumped up on this game!





***** SB NATION: DAK PRESCOTT MADE THE COWBOYS HIS TEAM ... (newsread)





Dak Prescott: "this is our team everybody will play in our success" ... Thanx to Rich TV Live **** Dak's response after Tony's press conference.







***** NFL/ YouTube: Cowboys vs. Steelers (Week 10) | Game Highlights | ... some highlights of the game here, really an exciting and tight match- up!





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Monday, November 14, 2016

2016 U.S. ELECTIONS ... REFLECTIONS & PROJECTIONS: Dealing with Disappointment in a Disintegrating Democracy ... The "Politically Depressed" Edition ... (POLITICAL CORRUPTION & ETHICS PT.11)




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This posting will serve as Part 11 of the "Political Corruption & Ethics" series of this journal/ blog, which I will also explain why I chose to include it in this series as well. I wanted to open with the top video from Farron Cousins, because Farron is just straight common sense and reality, with no bullshit ... let's face it, even though the Democrats/ Clinton got the popular vote, you rank low as far as performance and strategies, and are losers as a result ... you can blame it on the Russians, the polls, the right wing fundamoralists, electoral vote, Martians, the Devil, the weather, etc. ... but it is what it is, and ya'll are what ya'll are in the establishment and DNC, eh? I never planned on doing a post elections follow up on this blog, because I was disappointed in the results (not angry at all though), I mean ... I'm an independent who supports and votes Democrat is why (a Bernie Sanders supporter in the primaries), so I felt no victory or joy, this is just a spontaneous reaction because of the peoples response, that dont want Trump. I wasnt even watching the elections as it was going down election night ... why? ... because I just assumed from all the media, polling, pundits, big money spent, etc ... that this would be a slam dunk win for Clinton and Democratic Party ... so I was totally wrong in my assumption. At the same time, despite my disappointment, this also shows that there is still a certain amount of actual democracy left in this country, not just the power of multimillionaires and billionaires ... which is a positive. I received a text message from my daughter election night, probably around 10:30pm (CST) saying "... Hey dad, you watching this election? ... it's crazy ...", so I got to a tele and turned on PBS network, and I believe that it had Trump at about 240+ or so, and Clinton about 215, with the news folks covering, looking worried, and coming up with all these twisted scenarios and strategies on ... this state may do this, or swing this way, or asking for recounts, and other nonsense ... I simply just threw my hands up and said "... that's it ... fuck it, the Republicans got this ...", before the elections even got finished, turned off the tele, texted my daughter back and told her the Republicans got this, and went to bed. My wife was in the bedroom sound asleep from a long busy day, and I sure as Hell was not going to wake her and tell her, because I know when she finds out, she will be sad or whatever ... being she was so excited to see a woman/ Clinton get the nomination, and she despises Trump, she told me a few months back when we were watching the news on the tele ... "I dont care if she lies, they all lie, I want a woman President! ...".



Abby Martin: A New Resistance Born Out of Trump ... Thanx to teleSUR English




As far as Trump being our new President come 2017 ... it was not so much Trump as President that concerned me, as much as it was the Republicans having such a stronghold in the Congress and Senate, because most people will vote straight party, and not only on Capitalism Hill (Capitol Hill), but this growing strength state to state, I mean, the Democratic Party is the only strong enough party to challenge them, the Green or Libertarian Party cant. The talk about Trump being evil, scary, reincarnation of Hitler, wanting to put women in shackles/ bondage and rape them, or shit on people of colour and muslims, etc ... he does business with anyone, whether they're gay, muslim, christian, latino, women or whatever, he's a fast thinking hustler out of NYC ... not a politician giving speeches for 100's of thousands of dollars a pop, expecting corporations to pay his way, eh? I had no evidence to believe that he is the monster he's being painted as ... I need evidence, not just million dollar election propaganda via media, and bad mouthing from Trump to think that, which is about as useless to me as a preacher on sunday and religious garbage. Trump had to sell a product (himself), and is a good salesman and hustler, he was going for the crowd of people that were sick and bloody tired of political establishment insiders ... he was saying the shit that many people are saying among themselves, the concerns of Americans, like Bernie Sanders did ... while Clinton was looking more like a smiling robot of political establishment correctness, who also carried a rep with alot of baggage, as well as her husband. I think that Trump is one that "can" be moderate as well, he is a negotiator when it comes to the business game, and knows how to negotiate, but that is up to him, and how he deals with Washington and his party. The concern I have is the Republican Party and establishment, because he doesnt know Washington, and will depend on them for alot to learn from and for advice ... and I know how persuasive people like Paul Ryan can be, Ryan can politically hustle the shirt off your back, and you wont see him coming, with his cute all American puppy dog look and sales pitch ... Ryan is a real leader type, then you have this Mike Pence at his side, more bad news. The Republicans didnt even want him, but they are fair to their base voters, and dont use superdelegates (used in the Democratic Party) to override their peoples choice, they wanted to distance themselves from him, many didnt want to endorse him, or be affiliated with him, like Democrats didnt want Sanders, but they stuck with Trump, and now they should be kissing his ass, because the Republicans were in the shitter too, if it wasnt for Trump, same as Democrats would be in the shitter even worse, if it wasnt for Sanders, because Sanders is what fired up the Democrats this year, the only other thing you had going for ya'll, was a female candidate, without Bernie jumping in, ya'll wouldnt have known whether to laugh, cry, take a shit, or wind your watch by election day ... both these parties establishment are pretty much worthless leftovers, and about as much needed as tits on a bull.

Many people are in the streets coast to coast daily, protesting against this new President and the elections results, and for good reason too ... they feel let down, so it is healthy in a therapeutic way, mentally and physically to have this ritual of retaliation, as far as any anger or violence is concerned, it comes with the territory, and is the roots of what this democracy has been and should be about, while exercising our Constitutional rights. The people have been let down tremendously year after year, decade after decade, by this conservative, neocon, and neoliberalism vermin, that has contaminated democracy and our political structure ... a clear result of the money in politics, which led to the legalized/ legislated bribery and political corruption, a deterioration of balanced ethics, and the disintegration of our democracy. But this resistance is the only way to deal with these people, and by means other than just holding up a sign, praying/ hoping while lovingly holding hands, etc ... you deal with them by raising Hell and force as well, closing down freeways, disrupting business, etc, etc ... as far as those politicians in their bubbles in Washington like President Obama, Secretary Clinton and others saying "we want a peaceful transition" (which they have to say, because they know protests will break out) ... what the people want and what ya'll want in Washington is 2 different things, eh? ... ya'll speak for yourselves, you sure as Hell dont speak for these frustrated people. President elect Trump has been quick as well to talk since the election, he said he definitely wants to select pro- life nominees for the Supreme Court, but I also think he would consider moderates for the high court, just because one is personally pro- life, doesnt necessarily mean, they will try to overturn the right for a woman to choose, making balanced acceptable law and ones personal choice while on the bench, is 2 different things and jobs ... when you go to work, you leave your personal life at home, we all know, including those in Washington, how importante abortion rights are, as much as marriage equality, whether we agree with it or not. Trump said now, after the elections, that he is open to renegotiating a wall vs. fencing as well on the Mexico/ U.S. border, and only looking to deport illegal aliens with criminal backgrounds (which is a little tricky, because any low level offense these dayz can give you a criminal record), he is also in support of some of ObamaCare/ ACA, he is calling for term limits in Congress, he is saying that the money is contaminating politics and he wants it out and limited, not deporting muslims, but vetting some immigrants more closely, cut this outrageous war spending, which he says now, that the amount we spent, could have rebuilt our own infrastructure 2 times over, he now says that he will keep only a dollar of his paycheck as President, and give the rest to charity (watch Trump on that one though, he's a hustler, and if he can write it off on taxes, he will ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-), he wants to "negotiate" better deals on healthcare costs, and our loose foreign spending (something Congress never even attempted as a whole), opposes TPP, and wants to renegotiate past trade agreements such as NAFTA (and Canada and Mexico said they're open to renegotiation), so it wouldnt surprise me if he is not as hardcore and evil as he's being painted as is my point.

If he is all for what he has been saying publicly since he won the election, his opposition may be from his own party, without even need for Democrats to oppose him, because what he is saying now, many establishment Republicans are not going to go along with easily ... only time will tell, what Trump will actually do, and really how strong he will be at standing firm ... Obama for instance didnt stand firm enough against Congress who relentlessly obstructed everything he proposed. And just Supreme Court nominees is not the only issue, there will be over 100 additional judicial nominations for Trump to make to lower federal courts (NPR/ KERA), so that is a very big issue. If Trump is anything like what he is looking like right now, I think the Republicans will be first to challenge him. I also want to point out though, before the elections he said he wanted to cut up to 80% of all regulations and oversight, which is a huge negative for consumers, business, health and safety, and the environment, and he also in pre- election, refused to acknowledge the scientific evidence, that global warming is human caused (at least drastically by a hundred fold accelerated in my view by human activity, despite the scientific/ paleoclimatologist evidence of the Earth's warming and cooling trends), this is also a huge negative, science and common sense sayz otherwise ... our activity over the last century, can no way NOT effect the air, water and land. The other problem is, because of his lack of political experience, the Republicans are going to pressure him big time on what to do and who to pick for advisers and cabinet choices, Stephen Bannon for example was a lousy pick/ appointment to be chief strategist and senior counselor to Trump ... he already has several Wall Street types in view, and he wants them to deal with Wall Street, because as a businessman, he looks at those types as the kind that actually know Wall Street ... the trick is ... trying to get them to change things ... this is something that Clinton would be good at, since she was in bed with Wall Street and knows how to politically move them, but business wise Trump is a good hustler, so if he's sincere about wanting to tighten them up, he will deal with his advisers as a strong businessman, and stand for what he wants to accomplish too, like he does in the non- political world ... otherwise they will fuck you big time Mr.Trump, especially Wall Street, in a New York minute, and you know it ... so you better be as damn strong as you say you are. As far as the Democrats opposing him, that is their job, I just hope that what the Democrats do oppose, will be the peoples and nation's needs, not just the party's and corporations needs, there are already enough Republicans to do that. I agree with Farron at the top video, where he sayz that the DNC needs to be flushed out, cleaned up, etc ... and no, choosing Donna Brazile to lead the party is not wise, or even Howard Dean, you dont get rid of an asshole in last minute desperation like Debbie Wasserman Schultz ... and replace them with more assholes and incompetent losers, unless ya'll wish to remain losers. A closing video below I wanted to add, of opinions of people on the street protesting Trump in Berlin and NYC.


Word Out ....



Protesting Trump's America: Nationwide Demos Continue Against Racism, Xenophobia & Islamophobia ... Thanx to DEMOCRACY NOW




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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

VETERANS DAY 2016: Veterans Experiences from the IRAQ and AFGHANISTAN WARS ... The "Words of WAR" Edition ... (VETERANS SPOTLIGHT PT.46)






This posting will be Part 46 of the "Veterans Spotlight" series for this journal/ blog ... and to honour and highlight our veterans for "Veterans Day", which is importante to me, as one can see throughout this journal/ series. It's hard to imagine for folks like myself, who never been in combat or the military, to clearly understand the impact of war, but I had many familia, friends that served. We also dont think much about where we would be without strong defense in the world we have, so these folks are part of what I consider as the elite as far as defense, the best trained in the world in my opinion as well. But at the same time, I am disappointed in how our government does not work in the best interests of our troops and the American people, and instead, treats them as disposable ... while to me, the ones who are disposable and worthless to us, is the candy- ass multinational corporate/ banking/ Saudi ass- sucking political puppet network we have in Washington .... which in my opinion, wouldnt disappoint me a bit, if our own military laid down the law and dealt with these bastards in Washington and take more control ... I'll just leave it there though. But, I wanted to add some experiences of veterans below in their own words at least here, of this ongoing battle it seems we have in Afghanistan and Iraq (yes, I have friends and familia that served and serving in both, and multiple tours). I also wanted to add some video and newsread below, of the "burn pits" in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how it is harming not only the citizens and environment of these countries, but 10's of 1000's of our veterans. I wanted to add that, because it is something that was conveniently swept under the rug fast, of course, this is also why I have criticized our invasion and methods of intervention since day one, the first red flag for me, going up in 2003 ... because I knew that Cheney and his friends were fixin to milk us on contract awards, it could financially bankrupt us as well, and it would go on and on and on ... but many people didnt understand that at the time, and veterans (our finest) would end up with the shit end of the stick basically. Thank You to our military defense, veterans, for their strength under pressure, integrity, will and persistence to get the job done that they are ordered to ... more below ... Word Out ....







"Lone Survivor" SEAL recounts deadly battle ... Thanx to CBS THIS MORNING





A Marine Squad's Lone Survivor- Iraq War Stories ... Thanx to WALL STREET JOURNAL







***** TRUTHOUT.ORG: Burn Pits: US Government Ignores 60,000 Suffering War Vets ... (newsread)





Sgt. Steven Gardner says he was sickened by toxic air from U.S. military burn pits ... Thanx to PBS NEWSHOUR





American soldier breaks down- HEARTBREAKING ... Thanx to DATTUCHA






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Sunday, November 6, 2016

2016 ELECTIONS REVIEW: A Look at the Election Year & Joy of KNOWING the End is Near ... The "Stressed (B)out" Edition ... (THE END MUST BE NEAR PT.10)


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This will be Part 10 of "The End Must Be Near" series of this journal/ blog ... for a little light humour. But what inspires this posting is also about how many Americans are under so much stress because of this election year, that I been reading in the news (NPR/ KERA) ... the choices, the endless yapping, the bitch fights, the lies/ bullshit ... and the medias playing you like yo-yo's, up and down and all around, with the polls and pundits 24/ 7 ... and Thank Goodness this bloody damn thing is ending in a couple dayz, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) As far as the Presidential part of this election, that gets the bulk of the atencion, this is nothing but like a wrestling bout of words and bullshit between multimillionaires and billionaires, who have a evident past of close friendship. So do yourself a favour (since many in Washington are unlikely to do shit for you {:-), DON'T let this stress you out, DON'T turn on your familia, friends, neighbours because of this nonsense, lose sleep, or wake up wednesday morning with the red- ass (angry). I have talked to folks around Dallas, that say they're confused on how to vote ... I told them ... "dont worry yourself, there will be other elections, if you cant decide, just flip a coin or pull straws, leave it there and forget it ... it's not worth it to you mentally" ... and trust me, I been playing this game for 4 decades. It's enough as it is all the stress American's feel, you dont need this. My first pick for a Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, didnt make it, but I'm sure not gonna lose sleep over it, for me, the House and Senate are more importante who gets in and who gets the boot ... but even if it dont come out the way I like, no problemo, just stay on their asses, voting, boycotting, signing petitions, social media, and holding them accountable ... cause they sure as Hell aint gonna hold themselves accountable, and many wouldnt give the average American the time of day if you met them on the street. But I been hearing/ reading as well about how this has divided families and friends ... which is also not cool ... let them in Washington fight and bitch with each other, they're getting paid big $$Bux$$ to, you're not getting a paycheck, dont let it effect your relationships. I shook hands and even befriended many from both sides and the extreme on both sides over the years, just because I vote Democrat, doesnt mean I dislike you if you're a Republican voter, we have more in common as middle and working class American's, than in common with some of this overpaid and over- praised crowd in Washington, their campaign talk only is meaningful to us as Americans, if they show through their actions, they will try to do what they say in campaigns, even if they dont make it, but at least "try", that's enough for me. A little video below to close out with I found on YouTube ... Enjoy!




STRAIGHT OUTTA OPTIONS (UNCENSORED) ... Thanx to ROSS EVERETT






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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

LITTLE RICHARD: "Ready Teddy", "Long Tall Sally", "Tutti Frutti", "Jenny Jenny" & "Good Golly Miss Molly"




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This posting for the music/ arts honour roll society of this journal, is one I been intending to get in here for some time, to highlight "Little Richard" (wikipedia) out of the music capital of Georgia, Macon. Little Richard contributed so much to form the rock and roll music of America in the 1950's, driving the charts and pumping up audiences during intense shows ... it was my mom that turned me on to Little Richard in the early 1960's, she was a big fan of his singing in particular. Little Richard is a trademark vocalist as well, that had so much influence on so many, in particular, he personally taught vocal work and his music to Paul McCartney, and The Beatles at a time in their first start were thrilled to be brought into the scene as an opening act for Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix got a big start playing for Little Richard ... and influencing many noted artists, from Otis Redding to James Brown to Michael Jackson to Bon Scott (AC/ DC), and many others. This era and foundation of rock and roll at the time, was exclusively American, which is mainly what inspired rock bands to form and multiply during the British invasion of the newer amplified blues, hard rock, metal, and gave new dimensions to R&B music. Little Richard played on so many labels, with so many artists, many awards/ honours, spiced up many popular covers he done, as well as his own, and was a pretty good pianist of that genre of the 1950's, starting out from beating on kitchen pots and pans to being influenced by noted gospel singers in shaping his vocal work and powerful voice, started doing vocals as a kid in church and played sax, and just continued to move up, and what a life this guy had, which you can view in the Wikipedia above. Thank You to Richard for his contributions and influence, and the great classic pieces ... more below ... Enjoy!




Little Richard- Live- Ready Teddy- 1966 ... Thanx to CHILSON SIRE





Little Richard Long Tall Sally- Tutti Frutti ... Thanx to MrRaymem ... (from the 1956 musical "Don't Knock the Rock")





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Little Richard Jenny Jenny France, 1966 ... Thanx to APPELLATIVOSICK





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Thursday, October 27, 2016

VETERANS BONUS PAY BACK ATTACK 2016: "Veterans Under SIEGE" ... Tell WASHINGTON to Donate a F-35 Fighter Jet to Our VETS ... The "Double The CASH BACK" Edition ... (VETERANS SPOTLIGHT PT.45)




Soldiers told to repay enlistment bonus ... Thanx to CNN





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This posting will serve as Part 45 of the "Veterans Spotlight" series of this journal/ blog. It is to focus on the bonuses pay back issue that is at top of this posting in opening CNN video ... also there is a petition to our loved ones in Washington above to sign. The good news is, that Secretary of Defense Ash Carter already ordered the Pentagon to stop clawing back excessive recruiting bonuses paid to California National Guardsmen (USA Today) ... but understand, many have already been milked, and this I assume will only be to roll this matter over till 2017, much having to do with these elections ... I mean, there is going to be a thorough investigation on who's at fault or not, which I expect to go on for some time, it is way past due, because Congress already knew so much, but failed to act (an old familiar tune), so pressure needs to continue to be applied. But first I wanted to start with some news background on this linked below, and after a video interview with former Iraq War Veteran Mike Prysner ... then after below, I wanted to add my two cents.






***** NPR/ KERA: U.S. Soldiers Told To Repay In Signing Bonuses From Height Of War Effort: The Two- Way ... (newsread)





Pentagon Demands Repayment of Bonuses From Cash- Strapped Veterans ... Thanx to THE REAL NEWS







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This is a perfect example too, of how loose defense spending is in this country and lack of oversight, this should NOT be difficult to avoid with proper oversight, and is an incredible blemish on how things are done in such a so called efficient world leading country ... I mean ... it's shameful, more of our "American exceptionalism" I reckon. Good that this came up during a critical election time, to at least force it to be addressed ... but sad, being at a time, when we have a Presidential candidate (Donald Trump), who has a mission day one going into office of eliminating 80% of all regulations and oversight in the country, so you think were in tough shape now, imagine how food, drug and environmental safety neglect, fraud, corruption and crime would run wild under his vision in these times, eh? You have a small handful of people in the military recruitment ranks that orchestrated this, under pressure as well to do this recruiting, the majority of those who received these bonuses and other incentives, done so with no criminal intent, they were made an offer, many tight on funds trying to earn a living and support themselves and families, you do a job and expect to get paid what's promised, that's business, after all, we pride ourselves as capitalists, eh? ... well then. Yet those who served are under siege by the Pentagon, many already paying back with interest by the month, and barely able to make ends meet in civilian life after their services rendered, so promised payment/ compensation was due ... Washington fucked up on this, not our veterans. Military bad apples like Master Sgt. Toni Jaffe, is already convicted and serving her 30 months federal prison sentence for her part (as well as ordered to pay back $15 million), and some others will be charged I'm sure, who will also pay something and some time, and have tax liens or wage garnishments on them for life, anyone else is innocent until proven guilty in our democracy, bottom line. Also understand that this is just focused right now on California, can you imagine how long and deep this will be when all states are investigated, and the costs? ... bottom line for me ... forgive the debt overall, like you would on any loss, and simply charge those who committed criminal offenses, and tighten up existing oversight, it's already done ... dont cry over spilt milk.

But there is a history as well in this country of screwing veterans on pay/ benefits time after time, back in 1924, when President Calvin Coolidge vetoed a bill to grant owed bonuses to World War 1 veterans, he said that "patriotism is not bought and paid for" ... then, dont offer what you dont intend or expect to pay, it's that simple, perhaps President Coolidge should have forfeited his pay check, eh? ... President John Kennedy kept a dollar of his paycheck and gave the rest to charity ... that's patriotic, eh? ... maybe some of our multimillionaire Congress members and their corporations should sacrifice some pay ... maybe G.W.Bush and Dick Cheney should chip in, they made a bundle on these wars! I support our veterans 110% as you can see in this journal/ blog, what I dont support is some of our intervention and missions that our vets are sent into by Washington ... when we are not under attack, I dont see any reason to attack, if we are under attack, attack back with tremendous strength ... regardless of it being in the interests of multinational corporations based in America, but wanting our financial and military support abroad for their endeavors, yet not wanting to be American when it comes time to pay taxes, I know alot of people would disagree with me ... but I would tell those folks, to dip into their deep wealthy pockets and pay some of their own way ... they're sure as Hell not strapped for cash! With all the interest, tax liens and wage garnishments on veterans, it is also like getting double the cash issued out back if/ when all are paid up ... like one of those cheesy too big to fail bank tele commercials you see in prime time programming, that are aimed to screw bank customers through a gimmick. What has been done is done, and just milking these vets is not a smart solution, or the least expensive way to deal with this, which can cost more in the long run if too lengthy, since they talk about getting back the taxpayers money. For the amount that these bonuses costs, you could pay this off simply by donating the cost of an F-35 fighter jet ... leave it all right there and costs settled, simple ... not spending several years and millions trying to squeeze blood out of turnips, eh? The DoD and related Washington budget and expenditures is enormous, the waste on things like inoperable multimillion dollar gas stations in a place like Afghanistan or whatever, the loss of billions in shrink wrapped U.S. currency on skids that just mysteriously vanished from Iraq, or any of the over-bloated infrastructure money we spend to rebuild what we first destroy from bombing, etc, in these places, that cant even be properly maintained and utilized by the citizens in those countries ... this is what really needs to be tightened, regulated and cracked down on more.


Word Out ....




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