Thursday, May 29, 2014

CHARTER FOOL SCHOOLS 2014: The PUPPETIZATION, PRIVATIZATION & PICKPOCKETING of America's Youth ... The "Corporate Creationism" Edition ... (NOT COOL 4 SCHOOL PT.11) & (HOW TO PRIVATIZE AMERICA PT.9)

http://reclaimreform.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/charter-school-student.jpg




This posting will also serve 2 series for this journal ... "Not Cool 4 School" & "How to Privatize America", this posting to take a look at the Charter School fool's game and what all is involved, especially the money that is casually and loosely just tossed into it and the accountability of such funding, after all, this is your money and your kids, eh? I chose Farron Cousins and his guest Josh Holland video piece below of "Ring of Fire Radio" to open this post since Farron get's straight to the point and dont waste any time with the usual political lolligagging, and Josh paint's this well ... plus Farron can spot a pick- pocket from a mile away, and that is all this is basically ... we are slowly getting our pocket's picked by the usual Washington crowd and their sponsor's, okay? ... a few news links after the video ... then I will add my part explaining some of this rubbish after to close with.

This will also be included in the "DEBT CRISIS PT.1/ THE PAPER DOLL SHOW" posting for reference.




Systemic Fraud Uncovered In Privatized Schools ... Thanx to RING OF FIRE RADIO







***** WASHINGTON POST: New report cites $100 million- plus in waste, fraud in charter school industry



***** CHARTER SCHOOL SCANDALS.BLOGSPOT.COM



***** THE NATION: Despite Shocking Reports of Fraud at Charter Schools, Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Increase Oversight



*****************************************************************************



*****************************************************************************


***** PD/ RCJ: "NOT COOL 4 SCHOOL" PART'S 10 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "HOW TO PRIVATIZE AMERICA" PART'S 8 THRU 1


*****************************************************************************


Holding Charter Schools Accountable ... Thanx to REP. GWEN MOORE







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



This is still a great nation with alot of great folk's that contribute to it, and was even greater at a time in the recent past too, which mean's we can be even greater than before and preserve democracy as well as the integrity that helped make it. There are so many folk's in these times of desperation looking for answer's to the issues that are mostly created by the cesspool of politic's with a side dish of Wall Street as their appetizer, but still for the most part, this nation still has a strong moral fiber and a great democracy and Constitution to support it, and these parasites that do this to our nation and especially to our youth know this, and they want to destroy that ... why? ... the same reason as in every other era throughout human history, so they can own and control everyone simply ... they have failed throughout history ... and trust me ... they will fail as well here too ... in time. These corporate charter school businesses would love NOTHING more than to educate your children from a young age ... why? ... because it is another way to programme the thinking and education of America's youth, to teach them that they (corporation) is like a saviour to humanity and all our problem's (problem's all mostly caused by them to begin with), to buy more into their conformity of how to act, what to say, what to think and do, to make you submissive to their wayz only and never to question them ... to create a slave- like mindset. They dont want you to question, protest, or have an opinion of your own ... get my drift?

It's bad enough the way they do our kids on higher education as far as student loans, etc ... they lock them into a life of misery and debt basically (which is more like neo- slavery and corporate obedience), but it is also importante to them to start on the younger kids and start training them younger to follow and bow to their command, puppetizing them younger through their privatization kingdom method's, then picking their pocket's more over the year's. We cut and cut budget's for public education, then when times get tight, we as desperate citizen's try to do everything we can for help, including sacrificing our pension's, paying more taxes hoping to dig ourselves out of debt, while these culprit's hand's are in the back door taking the money, cutting meal's, nutrition, etc, so we can have special interest's come in and run that, teacher's and administration's obeying new corporate inspired rules that make the public education system's weaker and less efficient, etc, etc ... the whole thing is to weaken what we have, crush rights, unions, pay etc ... so these power's are looked at as the saviour's of our system, society and democracy ... while they try to desensitize us to their bullshit.

The above video from Congresswoman Moore is a start at least, but is so damn weak, this show's how weak we have got in our expectancy of proper representation, and Congressman Kline of Minnesota and Congressman Miller of California are downright disgraceful and worthless. NO! ... you DONT bloody ASK for 2% of that money to go to oversight ... if anything you DEMAND IT! Anyone in any part of the private sector who depend's on government funding should be accountable, not even a person drawing any social assistance in this nation is not overseen ... no one ... and I'll be damned if it is appropriate to just toss a few hundred million bucks here and there while you debate and tell us that no one need's to ask where in Hell every bloody dollar of that is going, especially with the track record of fraud that we have evidence of! And where the fuck do these parasites (Wall Street) get off telling us what we will do with our own money, taxes, children, education, social security or whatever else ... who in Hell do ya'll think ya'll are? ... just because you have these pansy politically correct puppet's on the payroll in Washington, doesnt mean this is what the majority of the nation want. That is our problem ... we "ask" and cry, wait and pray too much, and frankly are too polite ... we need to "demand", take and preserve what is our's. This is taxpayer's money, just like our social security, and these are our children and country ... so you shut the Hell up and listen, and be grateful we put up with half your shit to begin with ... that is what our attitude should be ... not this weak ass shit about, well I disagree with my friend but am willing to meet them halfway or other nonsense ... in the word's of former Congressman Anthony Weiner ... "YOU DO WHAT IS RIGHT!!"

Being a parent and grandparent myself, I can understand the frustration from many parent's who simply want the best for their kid's as far as education, etc, and when these charter school's come in and show how neat and organized and smaller they are, parent's may think that is the solution to failing school's, but what they dont see is why this was created and by who, and so that these biggest investor's can grab the cream of the crop in kid's with the most talent so they can lock them in with their monopolies and own them as new puppet's and take control and own everything they contribute to society. The answer is not pumping 100's of million's of dollars into these corporate ventures while cutting billion's from our public education ... we should be pumping them 100's of million's into our public school's to repair and fix any issues, not giving it to a bunch of CEO's to decide what is best for our buck/ dollar and children, and that is truely the most sound way to spend our tax dollar's ... that even the most fiscally conservative spending person could understand or the most liberal spending person can understand ... I mean ... you want what you pay for, eh? You dont just squander and waste money without even wondering what in Hell it is spent on ... what is a few hundred million here and there may not seem like alot, but after time it get's on a roll and becomes larger and larger, then we get to the point of another entity that is too big to fail with too much control and we lose again more of what we once had.


Word Out ....


*****************************************************************************



  *****************************************************************************


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


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


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


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change)


 *****************************************************************************

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

SEN. WENDY DAVIS (PT.3): America's "Barbie Doll Politic's" of STUPIDITY, RACISM & SEXISM ... The "Abortion Barbie" Edition ... (BATTLE OF THE DOLL'S PT.9)



http://www.tpnn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Abortion-Barbie-2.jpg



This posting to serve 2 series of this journal ... "Battle of the Doll's" & "Sen. Wendy Davis", which will be to look at the level of stupidity that our country has sunk to when it comes to politic's, in this posting look's at the political attack's on Texas Senator Davis that she was greeted with when stopping by Los Angeles the other day. And to any reader of this who never read a thing in here or doesnt know me personally ... I am not a Democrat or a Republican ... I am a tripartisan type free thinking independent who just happen's to vote Democrat at this time. After actually following politic's now for around 6 year's or so (since I been online), I realize now just how fucked up politic's are, I have talked to folks that think I'm dumb as shit to begin with just for voting too, many see it as a waste of time, just like these posting's I do on such ... but ... I do it anywayz. First some newread and video below from HuffPost, then I will add my part after.



***** HUFFPOST/ POLITICS: Wendy Davis Greeted By 'Abortion Barbie' Posters In Los Angeles




****************************************************************************



*****************************************************************************


***** PD/ RCJ: "SEN. WENDY DAVIS" PART'S 2 & 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "BATTLE OF THE DOLL'S" PART'S 8 THRU 1


*****************************************************************************


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



Of course we look at this as creative art, and it is catchy, cute, clever, entertaining, etc, etc ... which is nice and all that good shit, but the reality behind these smokescreen politic's, is how distracting it is in these times from the importante issues that we face in our state (Texas) and the nation, and unfortunately politic's is  importante because these folk's are who legislate the law's that we have to follow, and manage through legislation also our tax revenues/ expenditures, etc ... which in turn has an impact on our lifestyle standard's and prosperity. While these clown's are trying to entertain us with these silly treat's and anonymous insult's (no different than anonymous coward's that hide online) where they cant be sure who is behind it at times ... were being fucked left and right on the serious issues that put food on our table and our children's bellies, put's a paycheck in our bank account's, strengthening our economies of the middle classes, preserving our rights as American's, and doing right by our children, veteran's, elderly, etc. So despite how intellectual, educated, civilised and swollen our brain's are over our so called liberation ... when it comes to some thing's, we act as stupid as religious moron's in some shitbag ran nation like Sudan (Africa), who let doll's/ Teddy Bear's get the masses all worked up and ready to kill over such. This type of Barbie Doll prank, even though it is humorous to some, actually makes many American's sick, angry, and in belief that these effigies or images have some real value and meaning, same as fictional movies do ... thus distracting us from addressing the real issues that make and break our nation and people.

At the same time if you look at these cartoon's, all they do is insult the voter's, in the Barbie one at the top of the page, it show's Wendy holding in her left hand at her side an infant of colour, saying that she is out to kill babies of colour, at the bottom it sez that she has no regard or sensitivity for children or women/ mother's, and in the middle, they try to portray her as a Nazi ... an insult and slap in the face to Jewish American's, this is the level some have sunk to in most critical times ... and show's just how they insult American voter's and continue to try to push more stupidity on us. Even for the last couple week's here in Texas, the airwaves have even been saturated because of the Republican run- off's (being held today in Texas), with Republican's actually televising messages, of accusing other rival Republican's of criminal act's, and having affiliation's with communist's, which I agree with some of it as far as acting "criminal" as legislator's/ lawmaker's, however ... there is no evidence of any of this, or else there would have been criminal investigation's and/ or charges, and even accusing each other of income tax evasion and cheating ... yes ... their own party member's! This show's you just how much of habitual liar's that they are, and how stupid they think we are.

I was talking to some Libertarian's outside of Dallas last weekend, and was asked ... how could I even think of voting for someone like Wendy Davis for Governor? (since they know where I stand on so many issues that they agree with me on) ... I said ... "are ya'll kiddin?" ... what have we got with Rick Perry and his crew? ... good business deal's? ... how good of a business deal is when he gives $25/ $50 million dollar's or so for example of tax money to a place like WalMart to open another store in an area that dont need or want one?, which are all over the Metroplex and Texas to begin with ... where does our Lottery profit's for education go? ... where has education and support for our children and student's went? ... where is all of Texas' tax money going? ... how many more oil/ energy welfare subsidies do we have to give to companies that are raking in a fortune to begin with and taking all their serious investment's offshore?, etc (just to point out a few that I brought up) ... needless to say ... they seen my point clearly after. Your damn straight I voted for Wendy Davis, and already did in early voting at that, and will again. I dont expect her to have all the answer's, I do expect some consideration for a change for the people and families of this great state, our school's/ education, children and those that make this great state work, something this state has been losing during this neo- right wing domination for a couple decade's now, and just any amount of atencion on these issues for our people will do, since there hasnt even been a minimal of such in Texas.


Enough for now ... Word Out ....




https://lh3.ggpht.com/-meme5odqjic/UgJLi1fT9xI/AAAAAAAAHT0/MfYOcGuAY20/s1600/abortion+barbie.jpg


  *****************************************************************************


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


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


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


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change)


 *****************************************************************************

Sunday, May 25, 2014

MEMORIAL DAY 2014: "Flags In" at Arlington & "Remember the Sacrifice" .... (VETERAN'S SPOTLIGHT PT.38)

http://crashingnightingaledotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/tumblr_lm1720xyiz1qcwixuo1_400.jpg



Part 38 of the "Veteran's Spotlight" series to honour America's "True Elite" & their "Sacrifice" ....



"Flags In" Memorial Day 2014 at Arlington National Cemetery ... Thanx to AIIRSOURCE





Memorial Day Tribute- Remember the Sacrifices of Our Armed Forces ... Thanx to AIIRSOURCE




*****************************************************************************


***** PD/ RCJ: "VETERAN'S SPOTLIGHT" PART'S 37 THRU 1


*****************************************************************************



  *****************************************************************************


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


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


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


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change)


 *****************************************************************************

Friday, May 23, 2014

OPEN CARRY TEXAS 2014: OCT Worx the DFW Metroplex ... It MAY be TIME to Re- Evaluate Gun- Rights Preservation Strategies ... The "DISMAY in MAY" Edition ... (SELF DEFENSE PT.27)






Part 27 of this series is to take a look at the recent support for the open carry law in Texas and "Open Carry Texas" strategies on this issue. The above photo is a nice display of arms, friend's and familia just out on the town for the day catching a bite to eat, shopping or whatever, etc ... look's fine by any of us who are comfortable with this, but there is more to this than what meet's the eye, that every gun owner may want to look at ... some video and newsread below, then I will explain and add my part after.



OCT: Dallas Cedar Springs/ Oak Lawn News Coverage ... Thanx to EPI CAMACHO





***** 5NBCDFW.COM: Chipotle: Don't Bring Guns in Our Stores



***** STAR- TELEGRAM/ ARLINGTON: Gun- rights activists: No more long guns in businesses



*****************************************************************************


***** PD/ RCJ: "SELF DEFENSE" PART'S 26 THRU 1


 *****************************************************************************


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


I am also a supporter of open carry, concealed permit, home/ self defense, started with gun's as a kid, including archery, throwing knives and hunting, and still enjoy the gun sporting to this day. When I seen this the other day in the Oaklawn community, I seen some problem's though. This is a district with many inde shop's, restaraunt's, bar's, etc ... it is also the heart locally of the Dallas LGBT community, so I didnt see any reason to have this display of sort here, and regardless of us that dont feel uncomfortable with it, it leaves many in dismay. One problem is that I seen, was so many folk's with rifles of substantial power on display, and I realize it's just to get folk's desensitized or accustomed to it, and retaliation because you cant have pistol's open carry, in a planned designated area for protest, support and gathering it would be different. Folk's will naturally feel somewhat uncomfortable especially in these times with increased shooting's by nutcases, I know these folk's are not going to go on a shooting spree ... however, when I seen this, I realized how easy it would be for someone who dont belong to this rally to slip in unnoticed if they wanted and planned well ... trying to blend in, and go on a suicide mission to kill as many as they can before they get taken out ... this can create a problemo, this recently was done also in Uptown Dallas' large entertainment district and over in Arlington, a large suburb that has alot of entertainment from sport's, nightclub's, a large university campus, to theme park's saturated with children.

Also I cant blame Chipotle for turning away folk's that walk in with these arms ... if it was my business in Oaklawn or Uptown, Lower or Upper Greenville, Bishop Arts District, etc, etc ... I would not want you bringing these arms in like this, it would be bad for my business or any business in our urban area's ... I am very pro- 2nd Amendment, but very pro- business too. Also it is illegal to carry arms in establishment's that serve alcohol ... the TABC can take/ suspend their liqour sales liscense and stiff the owner's with hefty fines. I dont feel this is necessary to express our support for our 2nd Amendment rights, or maybe the best strategy to preserve rights, I think it can damage our rights, and also bring trouble unexpected from loonies who dont care if they die and just want to kill a number of people, especially in the LGBT community, where some anti- homo nutcase can just get the red- ass (angry) and plan on killing a number of folk's that are gay/ lesbian, and then all the straight's that could possibly get caught in the firing or kids that just may be shopping or stopping by a restaraunte. This is the most recent in suburbia Southern California with this lil sniveling undisciplined spoiled brat, who claim's he couldnt find a girlfriend (which I dont believe), so he went out to kill other young people, whether they had a relationship or not ... so these fruitloop's have 101 reason's to go kill, it can be a bad hair day or whatever. And if ya'll took out the crazy guy, with all the fire power and people around it could lead to several accidental casualties ... I mean ... if everyone pull's their piece to defend and it all moves fast, there is that good chance in a situation and environment like that to make a mistake.

I do agree that with open carry it is less likely for a armed robber or the likes to walk in and hold up the place, but these loonies that go out to hit large number's of innocent people are not out to rob or hold- up a place and mentally their beyond the point of return in a way. But after seeing this the other day ...  I just think we need to re- evaluate how we support in public ours rights, I think this is taking it a lil too far, and it's time to just step back for a minute, think and take a deep breath is all, eh? There are many simple wayz to get the message out for support without carrying half the home arsenal over your shoulder out on the street, in the eateries, shop's, etc ... and many wayz and places to have public rallies, etc, etc ... I advocate all the time locally here in Texas, talk to quite a few folk's about it, etc ... I dont walk around Uptown, Oaklawn, or wherever carrying high powered rifles or dressed for combat, get my drift? Often and sometimes a couple times a week in this town, we have shooting's in or outside nightclub's also, I mean ... how many this week? ... at least a few? ... I cant even remember, I wake up, the news is covering another shooting that happened outside some nightclub or whatever overnight. I also dont think alot of these folk's at these rallies actually live in the central part of the city and/ or experience these thing's first hand like some of us has. However ... this is about it for now on this.


Word Out ....



  *****************************************************************************


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


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


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


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change)


 *****************************************************************************

Saturday, May 17, 2014

DUNCANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL "Dress Code Suspensions" 2014: School Administration's that have "A.D.D. & Poor CONDUCT" Need REPRIMANDING ... The "Schools Out" Edition (NOT COOL 4 SCHOOL PT.10)


http://static1.dallasblack.com/Articles%5CDuncanvilleHighSchool_article.jpg



Part 10 of this series will be a look at the so called "unrest" or "non- conformity" that went on the other day at Duncanville High School (a suburban city in south Dallas County). The problemo? ... is frankly too many senseless stupid conformity rulz that are being challenged by student's, and this is a Hell of a time to just suspend and yank kid's out of school, right during the study period's for critical testing, without even notifying parent's or having much regard for anything else ... and this these dayz is becoming an old familiar tune ... I mean, look below at some of the restriction's, codes and mission of the school district in the below news link from Dallas Morning News for example. They alwayz tell kid's to stand up for what is right, to alwayz question and to stand for their/ our freedom/ liberty, diversity and for what democracy mean's ... this is exactly what these American kid's are doing. I'm NOT saying that '"riot's" should break out either or are the solution, but this school board acted spontaneously without no warning/ notices or a thing, the response was also as spontaneous in return from student's blindsided, eh?

School dress codes were given a more serious look like back in the 1980's to try to suppress somewhat increasing gang violence in major American metro area's, LA (Los Angeles) got pretty strict year's back as example, a guy I know (Marcus) for example grew up in South Central LA, and told me that when he went to school there in the 1980's (or just walking home or whatever), he had to not wear the wrong colour T- shirt or have a bandana/ handkerchief of a certain colour hanging from his pocket, these colour's determined basically if you would be victim to opposing neighbourhood gang's or whatever (like drive- by shooting's, etc), similar went on in Dallas on a smaller scale, so Dallas adopted from LA on their codes/ guidelines year's back, as well as many other U.S. cities following this (Duncanville is not part of Dallas' school district, Dallas- Fort Worth has multiple independent school district's unlike the LA area where you have a mass regional school district called "unified" that incorporates many of the area's suburban type cities too). What has happened though over the last quarter century, is a slippery slope that just get's deeper and deeper of restriction's and even some get fined and penalized, like another "money racket" of sort ... to where some of the school's today have just went completely overboard as far as penalizing kid's for the most stupid thing's ... yet saying it's done strictly for health and safety reason's. 

Being a father and grandfather with grandkid's in school ... I cant help to notice what many school's have become today ... more and more like institution's of incarceration ... and if/ or you dont smile and conform or raise any worthwhile questioning ... you all of the sudden are diagnosed with an atencion deficit disorder or similar trash ... then basically counseled into being prescribed dangerous mind bending "good drug's", which frankly are worse for you than the most potent marijuana (evil drug)! It sincerly break's my heart when kid's have told me thing's like they simply like hearing some of the stories from back when I was a kid, because they never experienced the freedom we had ... I am almost lost for word's on how to respond (I went to school in the 1960's). Then they bring in the contract counselor's to hustle the kid's into over- priced student loan's and career's that they may not even think of, and have them into lifetime debt damn near (all carefully planned and marketed by mega- banks and major investor's/ shareholder's, etc) ... push packets in class on the kid's instead of one on one contact with 40 lb bookbag's of homework, while the teacher is online entertaining themselves or doing something not related to the job, only following the chain of command orders from the administration's, meeting their quota's or whatever. Jeff Bliss (also a student at this school) sum's it up straight to the point right here.

Well it's clear to me these dayz ... who in Hell has the atencion deficit disorder's (ADD) and poor conduct ... and that's some of these administration's and board's ... not the kid's. So when these kid's rise up and question and demand answer's or even feel like reprimanding these education board's and administration's is necessary ... it is in 'order' or 'needed' ... and credit to those parent's that actually stand by their kid's in this new system. And congrat's to these kid's that stand up to this! Some read and video below ....


Enough  for now ... Word Out ....




Over 150 Students Suspended for Dress Code Violation in One Day ... Thanx to SANVIC






***** DALLAS MORNING NEWS: 150 suspended for breaking dress code at Duncanville High



***** DALLAS OBSERVER: Duncanville High School Suspends 170 Kids For Dress Code Violations, Nearly Causes a Riot


*****************************************************************************


***** PD/ RCJ: "NOT COOL 4 SCHOOL" PART'S 9 THRU 1


***** PD/ RCJ: "THINKING OF THE KID'S (?)" PART'S 3 THRU 1  ... a related series to show some of what we do to our children, while we politically boast in public of how it's all about "thinking of the kid's"


*****************************************************************************


Alice Cooper- Schools Out Wacken (Germany) 2010 ... Thanx to MRSPECKY666 **** a song here dedicated to students from rock music icon Alice Cooper ... after all ... summer break is about here ... Enjoy! {: ) ... this will also be included in the "RCJ MUSIC/ ARTS HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY"




*****************************************************************************


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


***** POST NOTE (Sun. 18 May 2014) If you say live a life of 80/ 90 year's or so ... only a short part early in that life is spent being a "kid", I mean, after 18 or so ... your tossed into the conformity arena as it is, so to me, it is importante also to let kid's be kid's as well during that short period, we have been lacking that and pushing and demanding them more to be like us and even repeat our mistakes. I dont see this as a positive, any more than being over- protective of kid's for the wrong reason's. I actually see what we do to our children as you can see throughout this series/ journal, as abusive to our children as much as an adult who sexually forces children or whatever. Or putting them on these mind- altering drug's ... drug's approved for pharma companies that have no track record or long term studies on how it will impact the child's mind or health year's down the road, simply to make them conform and make the shareholders a big profit, which I see as abusive as a street corner dope slinger/ dealer who peddles hardcore dope to them. We tell them to go fight and kill at age 17/ 18 in manufactured war's of corporate/ banking/ political interest's, yet tell them they are not yet responsible enough until 21 to drink a beer (when I was a kid it was 18 to drink beer), so your old enough to kill for political or economic reason's, but not to relax with a beer and just go out and have fun with friend's doing so? We also try to programme them to keep voting over and over for the same ruined policies and deadwood failure politic's that have taken this country downhill, and to repeat the same mistakes.

That's abuse ....


  *****************************************************************************


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


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


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


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change)


 *****************************************************************************

Friday, May 16, 2014

CHRISSIE HYNDE/ THE PRETENDERS: "Boots Of Chinese Plastic", "Middle Of The Road", "Break Up The Concrete" & " Don't Cut Your Hair" ... (BEAUTIFUL GIRLZ PT.15)




***** THEPRETENDERS.COM



This induction into this journal's music/ arts honour roll society will be to view and showcase some of the worx of Chrissie Hynde and her crew The Pretenders, which is also past due, and to be included as well in the "Beautifil Girlz" series of the journal. Chrissie is really a work of art in my opinion and a class of her own, she has also been in the business for year's and still after all these year's has stuck to her roots. I admire this because too many times I have seen artist's that have achieved reasonable success, and after so many album's, something got lost (?) ... sometimes I see folk's trying to outdo their last work and getting too complex in so, which in turn can lead to becoming either too homogenized and repetitious, or over- orchestrated, over- produced, watered down or whatever, sometimes it's just trying to explore other avenues that dont work as well, alot of times it can be the label's, contract's, producer's, and/ or listening to the bitching about what the stock shareholder's think when you have to meet quota's or something in the big label industry and related pressures, etc, etc, just to keep it brief, because it's a deep subject ... cause I could write about this shit till the cows come home!

I'll let the Wikipedia and link's above handle most of this, because it is lengthy ... but Chrissie basically as a high school kid from Akron, Ohio didnt take as much interest in school's social activities and spent alot of time hanging out and checking out band's in town's like Cleveland, she wasnt really groomed for the industry, but more of a fan it seemed who went to the right places, and met alot of folks that were musicians, tried for several band's to take some interest, played guitar, sang, got let go from a couple band's, and played with several band's ... Hell ... she was even with what officially became The Damned as a guitarist, and with guyz like Mark Mothersbaugh who later was what became Devo (also out of Akron) ... she was also with The Moors Murderers, and a bunch of folks, dabbling into this and that, lot's of ambition too. Chrissie just had a bundle of talent within her and trying to fit it in somewheres, but having fun while doing it ... she's a natural!

She then decided to move to London for awhile and spend some time next door in France, and had that real hustling attitude while still in the trenches of the scene ... and that London scene can really ignite your ambition's ... a great town as far as the underground music scene, especially back in those dayz of the 1970's and 1980's! After getting The Pretenders together ... it also took alot of up's and down's, with tragedy/ death in the band, and a Hell of a turnover as far as member's ... and frankly Chrissie let go of several folk's too ... she seem's to be a workaholic and very determined to do it the way she thinx it should be done ... she is a leader basically, and damn good  songwriter (and a mother with 2 daughter's I believe, I know one of her daughter's dad is Ray Davies of The Kinks too), and I have alwayz been blown away by her distinct vocal trademark. But in all the turnover and changes (still good to see drummer Martin Chambers with her), she has managed to stick to her work and maintain that foundation root of it. And she is business savvy enough to know when to let go of that, that doesnt work, at her decision, even had a unique restaraunte business for awhile in Akron until a few years ago, and has homes in Akron as well as London. She and her crew are in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has had many big cut's in the mainstream arts. She is in the "Beautiful Girlz" series of this journal because of all this and because I think she is dropdead gorgeous to be honest, something about those mid- western women, eh? {: )

Chrissie has a new solo album about to be released next month called "Stockholm", and I'm looking forward to it. It was hard for me to select song's for this post, so I have went through many, and actually had probably a dozen or so song's that I wanted to post at that! I decided on an old popular piece well known of her early 1980's stuff called "Middle Of The Road", and then I wanted to post 3 off her 2008 "Break Up The Concrete" release with her crew ... but enough from me on this ... and wishing Chrissie and her crew the best ... Great Worx!




***************************************************************************


***** "RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY" A THRU M


***** "RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY" N THRU Z


***************************************************************************

Image result for the pretenders ranch chimp journal

*****************************************************************************


***** PD/ RCJ: "BEAUTIFUL GIRLZ" PART'S 14 THRU 1


***************************************************************************


Boots Of Chinese Plastic- Pretenders @ Letterman 10/ 06/ 08 (HQ) ... Thanx to GUSTAVO JACOB





The Pretenders Middle Of The Road Live in London 2009 ... Thanx to KILLER VID'S





Chrissie Hynde and the City of Akron, Break Up The Concrete ... Thanx to BLUEGREENFILMS





The Pretenders- Don't Cut Your Hair (Live in Sydney) Moshcam ... Thanx to MOSHCAM 




*****************************************************************************



  *****************************************************************************


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


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


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


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change)


 *****************************************************************************

Thursday, May 15, 2014

ANTARCTICAN MELT/ NASA- JPL 2014: A "Slippery Slope" with LOST HOPE ... The "Antarctican MELT will be FELT" ... the "Range of Change" Edition " ... (GLOBAL WAR'N'ING PT.33)

http://l2.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/l0LbVMYOoRXnmAV4hWHIwg--/dz02NDA7Zmk9ZmlsbDtweW9mZj0wO2g9MzYwO2FwcGlkPXl0YWNoeW9u/http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/video/video.wochit.com/0e46bc9ca4db26aa610756566eb1085a


***** NOTE: I am one who agree's with both sides to this "global warming/ climate change" debate to a degree ... on one side you have those who say that global warming is natural and NOT caused by human activity, on the other side you have those who say that it's because of our activities, pollution, etc. There is evidence that the Earth has went through various cooling and warming trend's, ice ages, etc ... so I do believe from listening to all sides and research that I have so far, that the earth IS naturally getting warmer because we are leaving the last ice age, however ... I also believe that the warming has been accelerated even multiple times more ... BECAUSE of our activities, we know that the way we pollute has to have an impact to some degree, but instead of coming to this conclusion, we have spent year's trying to justify our filthy habit's and greed to rape the Earth UNNATURALLY.

*****************************************************************************


Part 33 of this series will be the latest news this week from NASA- JPL concerning the melting going on in Antarctica, it didnt get the media coverage it deserves due to all that's going on in the news, but is importante enough to have in this series/ journal. We are so preoccupied with so much else, I dont think many of us realize just how delicate life as we know it is, or how vulnerable we are to the extreme weather and changes we been seeing, or how sensitive all life on this planet is to a simple change in temp's like 5 degrees. This IS a BIG thing though, and not some Hollywood movie or fictional story out of a book to entertain ourselves ... and it shouldnt suprise anyone that they are now saying that we are at a 'point of no return' ... pretty much lost for hope right now on this part. I myself have been expecting this for year's now ... I mean ... common sense show's you that there are some thing's we are NOT going to be able to do a thing about, and sadly it has been evident for decades at that ... and alot of our misery is self- made, including this accelerated rate of warming, you dont need to have a background in science or even be a devoted environmentalist to see what is happening ... it's clear as day ... and as simple as expecting a flower to blossom, or knowing what will happen to your car engine when you lose water and oil.

However ... since some thing's are not easy to repair or even hopeless on some thing's, that doesnt mean we should just toss in the towel, besides, its never been in our nature to. We see what the problem's are ... and for centuries we have also built so many of the greatest and most economically importante cities on Earth on coastal region's. Antarctica is very large and the melting of just it alone will have a big impact on the sea levels. And forget about the talk of it may be melted in 200 years or whatever ... the impact of this will be felt I expect alot sooner all over, and just imagine, were already getting more than we can handle as it is, and this is just a mild beginning phase, what a slippery slope this can create! I mean ... I expect alot of problem's with not just the sea level rising, but all kind's of changing weather pattern's, changes in the ocean's, current's, atmospheric, jet stream's etc, etc ... just in this century alone, and the first half of it at that. I expect this to be Hell on the economies of the world as well ... in time. Which mean's we are going to have to re- think our infrastructure planning, construction, engineering, even the abundance of nuclear power plant's location's etc, especially in these critical coastal area's that are so importante to our wealth and economies, and even inland is not immuned to climate change catastrophe, flooding, drought, etc. And were really fracking, mining and drilling this Earth too much ... fracturing every bit of solid land beneath us.

So for now we can forget about the climate changing, its already done ... what we need to focus on is the new wide range of changes were going to have to do as a species to survive the best we can through this storm. Some read and video below.


Word Out ....


***** PBS NEWSHOUR: Ice sheet in Antarctica has melted past 'point of no return' NASA says (audio and transcript read)



***** NASA/ JPL: West Antarctic Glacier Loss Appears Unstoppable



***** NASA/ JPL: The 'Unstoppable' West Antarctic Ice Sheet: A Primer



***** NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Antarctic Sea Ice Hits Record ... High? (I wanted to add this one from 2012, which is one of those articles that say that sea ice is expanding ... this can get a bit confusing to folks and make them think that global warming may be a myth)




Videofile: West Antarctic Glacier Loss Appears Unstoppable ... Thanx to JPL RAW




*****************************************************************************


***** PD/ RCJ: "GLOBAL WAR'N'ING" PART'S 32 THRU 1


*****************************************************************************



  *****************************************************************************


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


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


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


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change)


 *****************************************************************************

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

BLACK VIOLIN: "A Flat", "Rock Anthem", "Fanfare" & "Triumph"




***** BLACKVIOLIN.NET



This induction into this journal's music/ arts honour roll society will be to highlight and honour some of the work of 2- 21st century upcoming classical schooled strings master's out of Fort Lauderdale (Miami metro area), Kev Marcus & Wil B of Black Violin and their crew. When it comes to bringing classical strings into the contemporary, this crew I consider as the cream of the crop, similar to how I see with what Yngwie Malmsteen done, I would even like to see these guyz with Jennifer Lynn or/ and Johnny Arco.

The name of this crew came from the outstanding 1920's through 1960's jazz violinist "Stuff Smith", being that "Black Violin" was the title of one of his album's (and Stuff is really kick- ass too). Oddly these gent's Kev and Wil never even wanted to play these instrument's as a choice as kid's, so they were just coached to give it a try, both attending the same performing arts high school as kid's and playing the orchestra, so they been together for quite some time and formed this company back in 2004. They have put together 2 album's since forming, their first in 2007 and followed up with another in 2013, and they have been actually swamped with work, being booked in dozen's of places and countries, from small venues and even elementary schools, to the President' Inaugural Ball, to NFL SuperBowl celebration's, to large venues, to working with icon's such as Alicia Keys at the Billboard Awards and so many other's in the industry, Broadway sell- out's back to back, or up in Harlem at the Apollo etc, etc ... these guyz got the circuit covered, so these gent's were certainly in the right place at the right time as well, especially in these tight times as far as work is concerned, which is a big plus!

The cornerstone of this crew come from the composition's of Kev on violin and Wil on viola with the instrument's complimenting each other well, where they created a fusion of classical, jazz, rock, R&B to Hip- Hop and just about anything else actually, so they cover just about any genre, age group, and from the classic to the contemporary, so a very versatile selection. They do have a steady crew to back them (depending on what kind of show they are doing) that are really solid musically with Dayal on turntables, McQueen on percussion's and Valbrun on cello, nice vocal blend's and the instrumental strings part add's a special emotionally energizing touch without getting too over-orchestrated, and still keeping it raw on the sound end.

Also, both Wil and Kev are producer's as well as writer's ... and they have really pulled this so far ... the right way, being that they are doing the independent label and production thing themselves, and this is smart in these times to have that personal hand's on in this area on the business end, and also the constant work ( get it while the gettin's good and your young enough to handle the touring) is a plus because it cost's money in this industry to do it right and fulfill your production need's! Building your own company/ label and being able to have the top hand in your production as well as investment's/ cost's is a plus and way to go if you have that opportunity, which ya'll do.

I hope to see ya'll stick together for awhile too, which I know can be difficult sometimes due to ya'll both being writer's, performer's and producer's ... I have seen many split and go into seperate direction's/ project's, but still didnt keep that special chemistry they done as a team. However, below I selected a few pieces to sample this crew's worx, that I wanted to mix both studio as well as some live choices, older and newer ... and wishing ya'll the best of the best ... ya'll kick ass!



***************************************************************************


***** "RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY" A THRU M


***** "RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY" N THRU Z


***************************************************************************


Black Violin- "A- Flat" (Music Video) (2012) ... Thanx to BLACK VIOLIN





Black Violin- "Rock Anthem": SXSW Music 2013 ... Thanx to SXSW





Black Violin- Fanfare (Video) ... Thanx to CHAKRA BLOOD





Black Violin- "Triumph" (2011) ... Thanx to BLACK VIOLIN




  *****************************************************************************


  *****************************************************************************


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


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


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


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change)


 *****************************************************************************

Thursday, May 1, 2014

RT/ RUSSIA TODAY (PT.1): SOS John Kerry calls RT a 'Propaganda Bullhorn' ... "BULLHORN'S & BULLSHIT" ... The "NEW Cold War & INFORMATION Assassination" Edition ... (NATION of BS PT.11)

http://www.batr.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Russia_Today.jpg




First of all Happy May Day ... Part 11 of the "Nation of BS" series will be in support of the media network "Russia Today", since there is a type of cold war going on again between Russia and United States concerning information it seem's ... more like an assassination on information in my opinion. Secretary of State John Kerry recently called RT a "propaganda bullhorn", and of course President's Obama and Putin arent exactly chummy {: ) RT is a station/ network that I have recommended to quite a few Texan's locally as a great news source for alternative news/ views, several people I have talked to knew nothing about it or even heard of it until I brought it to their atencion. But first below a link to the story from RT with some read and video, then after I will add my part.




***** RT/ RUSSIA TODAY: 'Propaganda Bullhorn': John Kerry attacks RT during Ukraine address


Image result for rt/ russia today bullhorn's & bullshit ranch chimp journal

  *****************************************************************************


***** PD/ RCJ: "NATION OF BS" PART'S 10 THRU 1


  *****************************************************************************



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



You know ... what "Malcolm X" is saying below is so true ... and also folk's feel disappointed at times when they find out that not everything they were told may be true ... that's how information and media is simply, you have to gather info and read between the lines, you just cant take everything as the "gospel truth" ... not even the Gospel itself ... it's sad, but it's the reality. There is an unofficial media war going on all the time these dayz, I listen/ view all myself, some may limit what they will listen to, place some sort of self restriction's or whatever. The thing is ... we have free speech (of course with consequences in some cases) and the right to view what we want, and everyone has a slant, no matter who, even myself with my slant on what flavour I favour or dont in this blog, regardless of how unbiased and tripartisan I try to be ... it's our nature. Being an independent very small blogger with no support whatsoever financially or otherwise, I have a lil more flexibility on what I can write and freedom to express my view's/ opinion.

Russia Today is state sponsored (explained here) of course, and I expect a lil national patriotism for Russia from them, there isnt a thing wrong with that ... I am the same bloody damn way ... I love America and Texas and am not shy in this journal about it. Look at several of the mainstream media's of America, they all have plenty of influence from multi billion dollar corporation's, investment banker's, government, etc ... and certainly damn near smother you to death with their repetitive commercial's that nearly take up half of the air- time these dayz, so it's all propaganda to some extent, eh? I mean ... regardless of how great Russia is ... I dont think they can even match the 110% USDA bullshit that you can find in this country/ USA ... when it comes to the best of the best in bullshit, America is 2nd to none! {: ) Kind of like fictional Hollywood, with many bleeding heart celebrities drying their eyes of tear's over all the oppression, poverty, war, etc, etc ... yet living large in multi- million dollar mansion's and places in Beverly Hills (LA) ... several of our politician's/ representatives lie too much, and some seem to have a disability and are habitual liar's even, etc. Media cost's money, and every media that depend's on that financial support has producer's and certain thing's/ news that are priority or swept under the rug, plain and simple ... it's the nature of the industry.

Russia Today has been doing a great job at presenting an alternative view, and it is in my opinion a mainstream media, and thank goodness that we have alternative media's like RT or even the new Al Jazeera America large enough to get their opinion out in large bulk ... I mean ... that's what America is supposed to be all about eh? Or else here in America, all in Hell we would have is the corporate owned media's with the constant repetitive left- right bitch fight's, since every bloody issue in America these dayz damn near fall into them two voices and partisan divide ... regardless of how liberated, loving, worldly, understanding or other bullshit we brag to be. Our media and partisanship in this nation is also 2nd to none, and you find bigotry on the popular left and right both ... and both telling lies, out of both of these polarizing parties.

As far as Secretary Kerry's opinion's on the media or bullhorn propaganda out of Russia, that's fine and his 'paid for' opinion ... nor does Secretary Kerry's opinion or even many other's in Washington's clan speak for me or my view's ... I myself have my own opinion and what I choose to listen to or view, and even my own opinion as far as the Ukranian Crisis. Perhap's Secretary Kerry can explain the U.S. support for neo- Nazi's in the Ukraine better than his assistant Nuland done here (forgive me ... I meant neo- Nazi grandmother's with flower's) ... or perhap's Secretary Kerry can explain with his spin to American taxpayer's who exactly is paying for these hundred's or formerly Blackwater mercenaries currently deployed by us in Ukraine, eh? Is this all anti- American propaganda? ... if so ... why do we have American representatives on camera testifying and admitting to their participation? ... why the video and solid- proof of these mecenaries ... certainly makes the USA look alot more full of shit, eh?

Those who represent and speak for us here in the U.S. that just choose to criticize RT and folks alike, or when they ignore or disrespect them in their press addresses such as US State Department spokesperson Jen Paski, should also examine their own policies, media, and even propaganda to see even the bullshit spin's and twist's that exist within our own country as well ... enough from me on this ... and Thank You RT ... keep up the good work!


Word Out ....



*****************************************************************************




'Abby can criticise but Cenk Uygur lost his job': Martin & a Young Turk ... Thanx to RUSSIA TODAY ... a lil closing video I wanted to toss in ....




  *****************************************************************************


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


***** RANCH CHIMP JOURNAL/ YOUTUBE  (posting's preview)


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


***** THE RESISTANCE/ PERIL'S OF THE POWER POSSE (inspiration for hope & change)


 *****************************************************************************