Thursday, September 24, 2015

MARTIN SHKRELI & The KARMA of PHARMA: "Capping & Sapping the PRICE ON LIFE" ... Politics, Profits & Peddlers ... (HEALTH CARE REFORM: another "FORM" of "REFORM" PT.7) & (PHARMACEUTICAL CASH COW'S PT.5)






This posting to serve 2 series of this journal "Health Care Reform" & "Pharmaceutical Cash Cow's". The biggest news today is Pope Francis on Capitalism Hill (aka Capitol Hill) of course addressing the House, and on a personal note from one man (me) to another (Pope Francis) ... my heart goes out to him, for having to spend the time he did addressing this dysfunctional and corrupt bunch we have in politics ... which seem's as hopeless as having to address his own Vatican's Curia, while mainstream media is saying ... maybe the Pope's appearance will change some of the minds in Congress, so they can work together, etc ... but I myself doubt it, and figure they will be back to the same crap as usual the next session. I wanted to do a posting on this in particular because of the wide outrage and coverage on Martin Shkreli in mainstream news over the last few dayz over the outrageous increase to the Daraphim drug, Martin is said to be one of the most hated people in America right now, and some recent news about the pharmaceutical increases we been seeing and what's to come I added too. I linked some newsread and video below first, then after that I will add my views and input to this, then to close the posting with a prescription drug commercial parody.




***** NEW YORK TIMES: Prescription Drug Costs Are Rising as a Campaign Issue ... (newsread)





***** OPEN SECRETS.ORG: Influence & Lobbying- Pharmaceuticals/ Health Products




***** THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY: (Wendell Potter commentary) OPINION: Big Pharma's stranglehold on Washington 




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***** USA TODAY: Turing pharma CEO recedes from public after backtracking on drug price hike ... (newsread & video)




Ex- hedge funder who hiked AIDS pill cost by 5,500 percent says drug 'still underpriced' ... Thanx to US UNCUT





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***** PD/ RCJ: "HEALTH CARE REFORM: another "FORM" of "REFORM" ... PART'S 6 THRU 1




***** PD/ RCJ: "PHARMACEUTICAL CASH COW'S" PART'S 4 THRU 1



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



So many are angry and outraged over this price hike by Martin Shkreli, some want him killed, punched out, beaten etc ... others say karma will come back and bite him in the ass and he will burn in Hell, "Karma" for these folks is making an investment and getting a huge return on money ... "Hell" for them, is losing a bunch of money ... it's ALL about the buck/ dollar. The visit of the Pope took a little spotlight off him in MSM. Pharma prices are going through the roof, and we all knew this was coming if we listened to the news for several years now, and looking at the legislation in Washington, and looked at the big pharma lobby buying power. America today is a living 24/7 drug store, and many have so many drugs in them, they need more drugs just to counter the side effects of the drugs they have in them, so its not only about serious diseases or illnesses, cancer or such. As for "prescription" drugs, you have a drug for every damn thing ... wake up without a shit eating grin on your face, or the wrong side of the bed? ... there is a drug to fix that ... bored or excited? ... we got a drug to control that too ... angry or loathe what you hear from the bullshit establishment? ... we got a drug for that ... do you fart or snore? ... we got a drug for that ... feel like not having sex or oversexed? ... got something for that too ... your kidz school cant get your kidz 100% atencion, because of a boring teacher or topic? ... they got drugs to fix that, for your kidz too, etc., and the list goes on. We have become dependent on drugs, there has been hardly any capping or control on pricing, and the sapping of the general public is enormous ... it has become the price of life for many today. What's shocking to me is now politics is jumping in after the fact ... Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton immediately jumped on it targeting Shkreli,  my question is where has she stood on this issue before? ... I know that Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has fought this sort of thing for awhile, so it's not new for him. I havent heard anything yet out of GOP/ Republican candidates, which surprised me, since they are so "pro- life" as well as "pro- war on drugs", and even threatening to shut down the government again unless they can stop Planned Parenthood funding ... an old familiar threat that we get out of Congress now on a bi- annual basis it seem's.

Sure ... Martin Shkreli is of course a hustler, an entrepreneur, ex- hedge fund manager, probably worth about $100 million and a company net worth of maybe a tad over a half billion from what I read, which looks like small potatoes compared to these large pharma giants ... he has Wall Street written all over him, was fired from the last firm he was with and has a mega lawsuit against him. But Mr.Shkreli is not the villain he is being painted as, or "personification of evil" as one person put it I read ... he is doing on a small scale, what the biggest pharma corporations are doing, many doing worse to the consumer than he is on some of their moves, they have armies of lobbyists, and spending in the billions to control and write legislation. What about all our so called representation in Congress and our Senate? ... what have they done to try to get any kind of control over this? ... NOT A DAMN THING!!, they have allowed (both of these political sides) this to grow and grow to the proportion it is today ... where is the BLAME to anyone else besides Shkreli? I dont know much about the pharma industry, and even get more confused reading all the new laws and rules in health care and insurance today, having to read multiple times to try to halfway understand it ... but my question is ... why is America's prices for pharmaceutical's and health care, the most outrageous prices in the entire world? ... and no ... I dont blame it exclusively on the cost of research. When I see politicians highsiding and acting outraged or shocked, I think ... how bloody damn hypocritical to find a guy like this, and all of the sudden blame the whole thing on him, BUT ... that's what many politicians do as history shows. Where is the media mainstream in prime time tele/ TV of your largest networx, every bloody night pushing and peddling drugs in commercials to everyone, showing happy families and music, while listing a long list of side effect's, and to NOT use without the advice of a pharmacist or doctor, basically exempting "themselves" from litigation, and many of the drugs for the most part are not even "life saving" drugs.

Yes, I think the price increase by Mr.Shkreli was enormous, and I dont believe that he is just in the business to save lives, but I also dont think that he is out to attack people with AIDS as some say. I know he is a hustler, and know that he buys like everyone else to turn and make a profit ... on the other hand, if he did come up with a new drug to be used, that ends up saving many lives through any research he invests in ... he would then be labeled as a hero, especially if he had the muscle in Washington that so many pharma corporations have and large influence in major mainstream media. This Daraphim that Shkreli bought been around over a half century, it was a go nowhere drug that just stayed quiet and only had use for a small percentage of people, who else wanted it?, or where was any incentive to? ... who bothered to try to buy it?, research it?, and try to make something out of it or improve or widen it's purposes? Is it not true of the costs factor's in research and development and getting a new drug out on the market and the rest that Shkreli talks about? Of course he now admits that the pricing he done was too much and he said that he will reduce it ... it is outrageous ... but what "wrong" is he doing that the others in the industry are NOT doing? When there is hardly any rules in place to stop or at least try to control pricing to some extent and government legislation is only drafted by these mega corporations ... where is any reason for anyone to put cap's on themselves ... where is the incentive? Why with this particular drug, since we are all about love and being humanitarians in todayz corporate world with love of humanity in mind ... is no one else trying to do anything to improve the product that is out there, or even prepare for when these strains become resistant to the current medicines we use? All of these folks are profit driven, not just Shkreli. Enough from me ....


Word Out ....



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Thursday, September 17, 2015

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY/ SEN. BERNIE SANDERS 2015: Morality, Values & Justice ... Uniting American's Against "OLIGARCHIC DISEASE" ... The "American Values & Liberty over Tyranny" Edition ... (From The FOXHOLE with Bernie PT.28)






Part 28 of this series will be a speech along with a Q & A session that Senator Bernie Sanders gave at the Christian conservative Liberty University the other day. I also want to post this today, because this morning in mainstream news as far as politics, it has been saturated with the 2nd or so Republican Debate updates from last night, while the DNC been strong on restricting debates ... which as a voting Democrat myself, is a disappointment to me and others. Or the staged comedy conversation from last night with Jimmy Fallon impersonating Donald Trump in a phone call with Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ... this is what politics has basically sunk to in America ... a corporate/ banking pre- paid restricted and controlled type of freak show and nickel/ dime bitch fight event's. America has a buffet of serious issues whether most of us see them or not, issues that need to be dealt with by these so called Presidential candidates on both these polarizing corporate/ banking rigged sides, such as the trade treachery and privatization of our entire country, eliminating competition and true balanced free/ open trade for most of us, or the newest "war on civil rights" ... or the rise of police brutality and the resistance that follows the unjust actions against American's, and that is just a sample of serious issues. Just seeing these candidates bitching about each other is not addressing many issues, or highsiding about how great you are as a candidate, why American's should blindly vote for you, regardless of your past record or whatever. With the major media news focusing too much on body language, facial expressions, hairstyles, celebrity status, which candidates have the most wealth and corrupt SuperPACs support, etc, etc. Senator Sanders may not be the youngest, most beautiful or fashionable, or have the best hairstyle, or best bullshit, nor accept's this SuperPac money ... but he is a leader, and one that tries to reach out and understand our people and needs, regardless of what side they belong to ... his speech is really importante and very Presidential like, and what we should expect from someone who is a leader type.

Thanx to Liberty University for reaching out to the Senator and Presidential candidate Sanders, and inviting him to their university to at least hear him out, along with a great looking football jersey he received from Jerry Falwell,Jr ... and Thanx to Senator Sanders for accepting the invite, and seriously addressing the issues we face. It is difficult for a candidate to step out of their comfort zone as well ... many folks at LU will not agree with the Senator on certain things, and may never agree with him ... but these issues we ALL face together, so this is about America, our people, what we value and cherish as far as living in a democracy, and certain standards and a quality of life that we expect, and fought and worked for so long to have. Whatever political side you embrace, or religion or no religion you follow, or whatever your gender and race/ ethnicity is ... we are ALL in this together, and finding some common ground worx to OUR benefit as a whole. These entities of enormous wealth that manipulate our societies, faiths, communities and politic's are NOT our friend's, many havent worked a day in their lives, or even earned their wealth, and only use our nation ... they work at and invest at keeping our people and states as divided as possible to serve their interests only. What people have been starting to wake up to slowly but surely is this type of disease that has been once again growing in the form of a type of oligarchy, and not only in America, but globally in our so called free societies, and people will lighten up to this more as we go, this is why you see such anger and resentment from all sides today ... they're getting more sick of it by the day.


Word Out ....





Bernie Sanders FULL SPEECH at Liberty University (C-SPAN) ... Thanx to C-SPAN





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***** PD/ RCJ: "FROM THE FOXHOLE WITH BERNIE" PART'S 27 THRU 1


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Bernie Sanders takes Tough Question/s at Liberty University ... Thanx to PSB SATELLITE



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Liberty University President Jerry Falwell,Jr gives Bernie his own LU football jersey


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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

CHEVRON/ BIG OIL RESCUE: Oil WASTEWATER Farming in California & Building the MIDDLE CLASS from 2 VIEWS ... Greater the GIANT, Greater the FALL ... The "MASTERS in DISASTERS" Edition ... (GLOBAL WAR'N'ING PT.37)






Part 37 of the "Global War'n'ing" series will be to record a serious problemo in this journal and series facing the State of California, that has been questioned and fought against since earlier this year, and been going on for at least a couple decades up in Kern County, but it should not just concern Californian's, it should concern the nation and those we export these products/ produce to ... yet ... like much else of serious concern, is ignored too much by mainstream media. California is in a desperate state of emergency because of the drought, and California is a major supplier of food to us, and farming/ crops are a major industry to the California economy. But, below some newsread and videos from 2 views, divided into 2 parts ... the "great rescue" and "great fall". The first is to look at what all big oil is doing to rescue California from the drought and building the middle class, and the answers to California's problems, after all ... in Chevron's own words ... "Protection of People and Environment is a Core Value of Chevron" ... so it's all about love, people and the environment. And the first video is touching, as these young men testify to Assemblywoman Grove, if not for these oil companies paying them up to $100,000 a year salaries and benefits, they would be on welfare, in gangs or prison (wouldnt surprise me if some of the major shareholders in big oil, also had invested in the multi- billion dollar privatized prison industry too), and the Bloomberg news piece of the benefit to this. The 2nd part is a video on the downfall side, and many questions that people are asking ... and importante to ask and look at the long term effect, with an article linked from ThinkProgress. A closing video after that with the "solution" as far as fossil fuel/ energy need's, none would put oil out of business, because oil is used for thousands of product's, but it would lessen dramatically the impact on the environment compared to now, and how we use. After I will add my part and view's on this.



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The Great Rescue ....


Kern County Oil Industry Builds The Middle Class ... Thanx to SHANNON GROVE






***** BLOOMBERG BUSINESS: California Farms Are Using Drilling Wastewater to Grow Crops ... (newsread)



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The Great Fall ....



California farmers using oil field wastewater on crops ... Thanx to CCTV





***** THINK PROGRESS/ CLIMATE: California Farmers Are Watering Their Crops With Oil Wastewater, And No One Knows What's In It ... (newread)



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***** PD/ RCJ: "GLOBAL WAR'N'ING" PART'S 36 THRU 1


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Solutions ....



A Fossil Fuel Free World is Possible ... Thanx to DEMOCRACY NOW




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



First of all, I think it is inaccurate and insulting to Bay Area citizen's, and just American's across the board, when Assemblywoman Grove sayz that liberal's up in the Bay Area (San Francisco) are trying to shut down the oil industry and economy of the Central Valley ... no one is trying to put anyone out of business, rather trying to make sure business is halfway accountable and responsible. Secondly, this is NOT about liberal vs. conservative, like they try to force everyone into thinking on every bloody damn issue, this is about concern for America, our business/ industries, health, environment, etc. I dont see any reason to believe that oil giants are simply about things like protecting people and the environment, health and safety concern's, etc ... looking at their history. Nor do I buy that simply using decades old methods of testing for toxins/ contaminants, when the testing isnt even up to date with todayz oil industries is enough, there isnt even enough oversight ... and how do you expect these companies to oversee and inspect themselves? These giant's dont address any issue until there is a huge fall, after the damage is done, they been masters in disasters as far as creating disaster and then coming to the rescue to fix what they damaged, and history show's that they do everything they can to even sweep those under the rug ... so why should anyone buy such? These giants are also bigger than ever, in every industry, more control, less competition and choice ... 2015 alone is probably top in history of mergers and acquisitions, nothing too big to fail is failing, breaking up or downsizing, and there is more control than ever over what we do and use, including our own peoples legislative branch. So trusting any of this or them is downright stupid.

Again I want to point out, that the whole reason we get put into these desperate positions, is to have us come crawling to those who create it, needing help for the problems they create. It's great to see that oil giants are environmentally conscious ... at least listening to the millions of dollars in public advertising they put out, you would think they are a gift from nature to humanity and the Earth, it would even be greater if they actually were what they claim. And there is so much THAT CAN be done by these entities to change the way they do business and production, but profit's are the bottom line, and none want to put out a nickel more than they have to. The subsidies we give them and political support is enormous as it is ... even from our own President Obama, who has bent over backwards as far as okaying drilling/ exploration etc ... a President I supported for 2 terms, and have been disappointed on his decisions on this issue ... but ... that's what he "chose" to do, he didnt have to, and he knows too well the consequences that come with it. California in this desperate position now having to kiss the asses of these folks, and the farming industry having to buy water for their crops for America and the world of leftover wastewater? All this in the name of making affordable and cheap energy, when the lobby of these same companies do all they can here and abroad to force these energies on us, knowing they're no longer needed, not even to make a healthy profit ... but to suppress more mass usage of renewable energy competition, making it even difficult through legislative proposals (locally and federal) for many across our nation to go solar and wind ... the same competition and products that when they succeed, these same entities will be first in line later with all their wealth to buy them all out too, and take credit later as if they're heroes.

The oil industry is priority importance for the economy, security and independence we are told ... without it we will fail and all fall into eternal poverty, etc ... all is bullshit, no one wants any change until they can have control of that change is all. This has also become nothing but a game between these giants and countries globally, all trying to outdo each other and grabbing everything they can dig/ drill up to show their house is bigger ... which is why I'm happy every day when I hear the drop in oil prices and hear them whining about the thousands they will lay off, as soon as a buck comes out of these tightwad's profits, they all had to make choices and decisions and need to feel the repercussions to some extent for over- speculating at times too. Let's face it, they have it way too easy, and of course there is also big profit in selling millions of gallons of recycled wastewater, so profits must be soaring, the reason for much of the extreme weather pattern's can be credited to some of these industries abusive history.  Everything that these environmentalists are doing and fighting them about whether it's in legislation or lawsuits against some of these is in order, and decades past due. Much stricter testing guidelines to priorities for water usage are needed to be in place ... after all ... oil is not the only thing/ industry that keeps the California economy going eh? This also has a big impact on food/ produce ... not just the seasons crop, but what are the long term effects on the soil, and how it will impact health, litigation, business and future growing? ... that soil is just as importante of a business asset. If any smaller companies were doing some of this as far as dumping and contamination to the environment, health or business, they would be severely penalized or even closed down, this should apply to all business.


Word Out ....



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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

TINA S/ Guitar Covers (PT.1): "Eruption", "Through the Fire and Flames", "Vivaldi Tribute" & "Master Of Puppets"




***** TINA S/ FACEBOOK



This induction into this journal's music/ arts honour roll society is another past due, to highlight some of the cover work of the French guitarist "Tina S" of Paris. I say past due, because I been waiting for Tina to come up with her electric guitar work, I knew would be coming in time and would be a treat, needing a few years to explore. I first caught her probably at least 5 years back on YouTube working on her acoustic. Tina is now in her mid teens, and really the creme de la creme ... she started at around age 6 with classical at the conservatory of music, excelled into her electric work and attraction to rock music when she turned teen, has a large YouTube following these dayz and a French favourite of guitar shredding. As far as a crew/ band? ... well ... if her interview linked below sayz anything ... she dont plan anything, if it comes it comes ... she is in no rush and just wants to play and share her music. So look forward to more from this young guitarist in the near future! Below I chose some pieces to highlight, with her on her Vigier Excalibur Custom, covering pieces from Eddie Van Halen, Patrick Rondat, Dragon Force and Metallica. I'm looking forward to her future worx ... and wishing her the best ... Enjoy!




***** THE GUITAR CHANNEL: Tina S interview: The 14 year old with 10 millions views on Eruption




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


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Van Halen- Eruption Guitar Cover ... Thanx to TINA S





Dragon Force- Through the Fire and Flames- Tina S Cover ... Thanx to TINA S





"Vivaldi Tribute" (Patrick Rondat) Tina S Cover ... Thanx to TINA S





Metallica- Master Of Puppets- Tina S Cover ... Thanx to TINA S




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Monday, September 7, 2015

LABOR DAY 2015: FIGHTING the WAR on AMERICA's MIDDLE CLASS & Saving our ASS with Senator Bernie Sanders ... (From The FOXHOLE with Bernie PT.27) & (AMERICAN JOBS PT.3)






This will be a "Labor Day" posting and serve 2 series of this journal ... "From the Foxhole with Bernie" and "American Jobs", because Labor Day in my opinion should be a day to relax and enjoy the fruit's of your labour, but increasingly we have been going backwards in America as far as any fruits or benefits of our labour, and actually losing what we have accomplished and worked for, as well as in many other countries. This morning while watching the mainstream news networx on the tele ... there wasnt hardly a thing about Labor Day, instead, it was more saturated with this endless talk about these really petty rants and bitch- fights between some of these candidates running for President ... real petty shit too ... you know, the "He said"/ "She said" finger- pointing shit, real pointless shit (I'm glad Bernie Sanders avoided getting into that game and just sticks to the issues) ... in between was pharmaceutical commercials and Labor Day sale commercials, which took up nearly half the air time. It is popular talk these dayz that government cant do a thing about job creation or economies, only the private corporate and finance sector ... yet politicians campaigning will act like they can, or talk about how many jobs were created under their party or lack of jobs to their opponent party ... so it's bullshit. I dont think some of these candidates realize how out of touch, dumb, and pre- paid they sound in some of their speeches ... example being ... I was talking about that 40'/ 50'ft wall with high- tech motion sensors and all that Donald Trump planned for the Mexican border, and having Mexico pay for it (but I bet that Trump would make a bundle $$ some how) to a Mexican guy I know (Armando) the other day, when Armando told me that Trump got on TV(tele) and said that he now loves Mexican's, because he hired so many himself, Armando said "... I cant believe he said that shit" ... I told Armando he probably meant it, hoping to get latino votes, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) ... Armando just said "dumb MF".

Politics and legislation play a key role in job creation and the economies to some point, and without government involvement, our economies and jobs in my view would really go into the toilet. Too many special interest's to Washington have been driving our investment priorities, budgeting needs and such into the ground, and strangling our credit with who and why we owe so much to foreign countries, that we also spend so much with. Sure we need to help build economies for trade partners, but it's importante to sustain ours too (not just borrow ton's of money that go in large parts along with much of our tax dollars, to interests abroad that do nothing for us). We need to "invest" more domestically, and government can play it's part in that too. I look at it like other investments and credit spending ... you have good investments and credit, and bad ... when we buy homes, cars or such, it may not be a great investment as far as making money ... if you lack to get it paid off in any decent time frame, but one hand washes the other and feed's the economies. We need to invest with a wider and diverse future investment vision, of our money/ taxes HERE (more in renewable energies, techs, manufacturing, infrastructure) which builds our assets and credit needs domestically and globally, and not get dictated on where our spending priorities should be, such as in war/ occupations by multi- national banking and corporations or related. Look closely at WHAT & WHY is responsible for our debt in large, and stop blaming it on petty shit like "food stamps" ... food stamps are a economic stimulus to our communities nationwide, but throwing hundreds of billions of dollars into unnecessary and avoidable wars, while getting cheated by contractors and foreign militants we sponsor, is NOT doing a bloody damn thing for our communities economically. When it comes to spending and credit ... while a home/ car does not make credit work for us, but us for it ... a business investor get's credit to build business rather than just buy thing's, in which it pays itself off and builds it's own credit and pay- off, and profit's even greater in the long run.

One of the most importante issues in this nation is jobs and wages ... the reason why we today have our decent living standards and what all else we have, is because of those people who fought against shortchanging us ... and the middle classes in this country has actually saved our ass from a totally deteriorating society ... and trade unions and the labour movement have played a large part, otherwise we would be up shit creek without a paddle. I was at a guyz job the other day I know (John) ... looking over a job he was working on, what he put into it, etc, John does some really nice work, it's like an art to him. He is a contractor for about 10 years now, he makes ready rental properties (apartments and homes) where a tenant moves out and he get's it ready for new lease, lays the carpet, panels/ walls, carpentry, painting, etc. John is in his mid 30's, started his business nearly a decade ago, because wages working for larger companies were not paying right in his opinion, he was then just married buying a home, had a kid, (now divorced and single paying child support for his kid) etc ... you know, all the stuff working American's do and put into, spending in our economies locally, etc. Business started well for him, able to get a new truck, new tools, etc ... but the other day he just said to me (very similar wording) ... "You know Tom ... I dont know how much longer I can handle this, it takes a toll on your body too" ... I told him "well, at least you got steady and good business, etc" ... he told me ... "business is not the problem man, sure I got jobs lined up, but I am getting half of what I was getting per job/ unit than what I was getting when I first started it 10 year's ago ... it just get's worse and worse as far as having to outbid the competition". Now, when John brought this up ... I realize as I was telling him about how everything is more tight, in fact, we today get nickel and dimed to death. The thing is ... while wages/ income drop for too many in our middle classes ... the cost of living is increasing across the board, corporate profits are at record high's, real estate especially in Dallas- Fort Worth is going up, business, etc ... there is no trickle down and it's getting more and more out of balance, and when that happen's, it has a ripple effect on every avenue in our society ... from poverty, to crime, spending, efficiency and quality of work, services and product's, etc ... everyone feels the pinch in time.

I chose Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders for a Labor Day posting, because he is one in Washington that pound's this issue, ... not many do. Set aside the petty political bitch- fights and finger pointing for the moment that the mainstream media been smothering us with over nonsensical issues ... because both these sides just blame the other when one is the majority and fails ... asking for another chance at their already failed policies. And forget the smaller social issues for a moment, because this is a very serious issue, like at the top ... and we should treat it as such ... this is a serious priority fight that needs to be fought ... this is what makes and breaks our lives and economies and helps us keep our civility and sanity, and a decent quality of living ... none of the other issues do what this does. Bernie simply call's it for what it is ... a war basically on our middle classes, Bernie though not just acknowledges it as so many do in campaign speeches, he pounds this issue home on Capitalism Hill (aka Capitol Hill), and fights on every level he can to preserve our quality of living and fair business, trade and labour policies ... he has actual solutions and a blueprint. So have a listen to the Senator below (read and video) ... Enjoy the Labor Day holiday if you can ... cause we deserve it, it is our day, our country, our jobs, our ambitions, creativity and hard work ... that made our quality of life we cherish and economies flourish.


Word Out ....



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***** www.sanders.senate.gov: LABOR DAY 2015: STAND TOGETHER AND FIGHT BACK








Fighting for American Workers ... Thanx to BERNIE SANDERS





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***** PD/ RCJ: "AMERICAN JOBS" PART'S 2 & 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "FROM THE FOXHOLE WITH BERNIE" PART'S 26 THRU 1


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Bernie Sanders: The Disappearing Middle Class (3/ 11/ 15) ... Thanx to CATHOLICS 4BERNIE




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Friday, September 4, 2015

KIM DAVIS/ MARRIAGE MAMA MADNESS: Portrait of a Pentecostal Liberal Democrat Adulteress & Married Again/ Born Again Martyr ... The "I DO & I DON'T/ Love American Style" Edition ... (HUMAN MORALITY PT.17) & (DONT BE ALARMED PT.17 ... You're in America {: 0




Rowan County Clerk, Mrs.Kim Davis



This posting will serve both he "Human Morality" & "Don't Be Alarmed" series of this journal. I didnt plan on doing a posting on this at all, so it's spontaneous due to the confusion and uproar over this Kentucky County Clerk (and of course, I was expecting this sort of thing to happen, as far as resistance from some folks in positions like Kim that issue these licenses). I read that Kim made $63,000 pay for 2011, as only a deputy clerk, and some local's complained ... the cost of living in a place like Rowan County, KY is very moderate, so she was getting decent pay at the time, and probably as County Clerk now, which is incentive to not just quit. The posting's title was totally inspired by the stories/ news linked below, and the tele 60's/ 70's tele show "Love American Style" ... because, even I couldnt come up with some story this twisted if I was on LSD. But for those who may find this shocking ... don't be alarmed, this is typical America and human morality at it's most twisted. So some newsread and selected videos below, then after I will try to add a bit to this.





IT BEGINS! Kim Davis Christian Ky County Clerk JAILED For Refusing Homosexuals Marriage License ... Thanx to EVANGELIST ANITA FUENTES






***** NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who refuses on biblical grounds to give marriage licenses to gay couples, has been married four times; committed adultery: court records



Mike Huckabee praises Ky. county clerk Kim Davis ... Thanx to PACKET AND GAZETTE NEWS VIDEO






***** CNN/ POLITICS: Kim Davis stands firm on same- sex marriage; the Kentucky clerk stays in jail



USA: Protestors rage against jailing of clerk who refuses to issue same- sex licenses ... Thanx to RUPTLY TV





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



I can only imagine what some may think in some other countries, for example some western European countries that may have a liberated society ... I mean ... America (aka Murica) boasts and prides itself on our diversity, liberties/ freedom, Constitution, etc, etc, etc ... we call ourselves "World Leaders", heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {: ) No doubt when it comes to invading and occupation of foreign lands, screwing folks out of resources, money ... and the best of bullshit, hypocrisy and fiction ... we are the best of the best. In America ... we can be getting lied to by politician's, have priest's/ clergy raping our kidz, getting all our assets, wealth and taxes robbed and redistributed to billionaires who use it to buy our politician's ... and it doesnt phase us ... but come to some social issue like marriage and sometimes even over doll's or Teddy Bears ... all Hell breaks loose! The madness over this marriage mama has got so twisted that we have Republican Presidential candidates coming out and supporting Democrats like Mrs.Davis, while bitching out every other Democrat they can find. I dont even know what category to put Kim in I'm so confused ... I mean ... she is a liberal Democrat, certainly was elected by liberal Democrats, she is of a Pentecostal denomination of Christianity, married and divorced time and again, born again and again, accused of being a former adulteress and now a martyr of sort who sayz I do, but on the job sayz ... I don't. I was trying to read her marriage record myself and got confused, having to read it a couple times to understand it.

It appear's that Kim just was born again (or the last time) into her new religion roughly 4 years ago, and probably not expecting this U.S.Supreme Court ruling to allow same- sex marriage, and here she is in a position to where she has to sign and issue marriage licenses to same- sex couples. I understand (if she is sincere) that signing your name may have some sort of psychological impact, as if you were signing your own death warrant, according to your belief's ... I mean, I know that this sort of thing bother's some people in these type institutional and cultural faith system's they follow, and they have these belief's that they are signing pacts with devil's or whatever, and they will be sent to eternal damnation, which has to do with the specific religious denomination that they follow. In America you have as many selections to choose from in religious denominations as you have shelf product's for sale in a WalMart Super Center, so you have many Christians that go to different tailored/ designed denominations to fit their needs or tastes, some denominations even marketing their brand's just like any business does their product's, and offering special treat's or incentives. All of this is what now makes Kim a sort of hero, and makes many come out of the woodwork to support her, and make her look like some sort of martyr, that is being persecuted by society ... but persecution is not a one way street, because LGBT people have been persecuted for years and discriminated against.

No ... I don't feel Kim should be in jail, or feel like creating another martyr movement, and I certainly wouldnt feel right about making her or anyone of any brand of faith, to sign something she thinx will harm her ... BUT ... the Judge is only acting on what he has to do, because like her ... the Judge has taken an oath to uphold the laws of the land ... he has no choice. I think this can get resolved though pretty quickly, this has been so sudden with this same- sex marriage ruling and caught many folks I think like Kim by surprise, and they just didnt imagine this court ruling this quick, nor were paying atencion to the outcry as much from LGBT citizen's who have been stepped on and discriminated on multiple levels (not just marriage equality) ... as much as they were paying atencion to their own isolated world and belief's. The courts on local levels have not had time yet either to work on this, so it is good that it at least surfaced itself, so we can straighten this out. Laws can be made to protect those on both sides of this issue fairly easy, so that same- sex couples can get their licenses in any county coast to coast ... and not to force people to go against their religious commitments and having to sign documents that make them feel like they are condoning to this. Also now, people of these religious denominations should know not to run for office or take a job that you know in your heart you cannot do ... so it's nothing to get bent too much out of shape over, this should pass over in time. And no one is getting hurt or sent to eternal damnation over this either ... when courts make law for LGBT people to have equal rights, it has nothing to do with you or will harm your familia or church ... you or your families are NOT responsible for the laws of the land to assure equality for it's citizen's ... and you can conduct your belief's and commitments as alwayz.


Word Out ....



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Love American Style OST- Love, American Style (Theme) ... Thanx to TRIP FONTAINE ... a little closing song I wanted to dedicate to all these folks on both sides of this bitch fight, I felt appropriate since everyone claims to be full of love, from the 1969- 1974 tele series "Love American Style"




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***** PD/ RCJ: "DONT BE ALARMED" PART'S 16 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "HUMAN MORALITY" PART'S 16 THRU 1


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


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


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


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


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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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






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

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



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


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





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





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





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





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Image result for the cramps what's inside a girl ranch chimp journal

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


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


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


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


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