Wednesday, August 31, 2016

COLIN KAEPERNICK 2016: Taking a STAND by SITTING ... to the Injustice Among Us ... The "STAND YOUR GROUND" Edition ... (PUBLIC PATRIOTS PT.46)- (POLICE BRUTALITY PT.25)


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Colin Kaepernick





Colin Kaepernick Refuses to Stand for National Anthem During 49ers vs Packers Pre Game ... Thanx to MARK DICE




***** NBC/ SPORTS: Colin Kaepernick's Protest is Part of Long Sports Tradition ... (newsread/ video)




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This posting will serve as Part 46 of the "Public Patriots" series, and Part 25 of the "Police Brutality" series of this journal/ blog ... to highlight a widespread news piece and national outrage this week concerning San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand for the National Anthem before a game, and his reasons. I chose to open the posting at top with a video of criticism of Colin as example of how some American football fans feel about this, many are burning their 49ers/ Kaepernick football jerseys, or buying some just to burn on YouTube, I wouldnt burn my Dallas Cowboys training shorts for instance, if Cowboys done something I didnt agree with, which cost $40 bucks (on sale price at that), but to each their own ... under the above video I added some newsread from NBC/ Sports for a briefing. I even heard from a couple guyz here in Dallas on this where they thought it was not right for Colin to do this, however, I told the guyz that I supported Colin for it 110%, and explained why. I not only support what Colin did, but consider him a type of "public patriot" if anything for using his position to bring this issue more open in the mainstream ... this guy has alot more to lose than many of us who have an opinion on it, I like to see people in a position like him stand up for justice, because there is too much injustice among us, too much political correctness, too much plastic mass produced and packaged patriotism, sweeping our issues under the rug and related bullshit ... this IS the American thing to do as much as an American tradition. A major part of Colin's defiance is because of the police brutality that is way out of control in this country, and much directed at people of colour. Many say that we have a black President, black Attorney General(s), judges, politicians, black police chiefs, etc, etc ... the thing is ... what are any of these people in their positions regardless of their skin colour doing to stop this? ... after all, they make the laws and standards, do they not? ... I mean, if they're not doing nothing but lip service, when they have the power to do something ... then what the fuck good are they on these issues, eh?

As far as the talk about Colin's biological parents or the parents who adopted him and their skin colours or class status, etc ... it is immaterial to what Colin is doing. They say that it was his adopted parents, the NFL or white peoples money that made Colin what he is and enabled him to get the salary he does ... this is all bullshit as well ... Colin MADE HIMSELF what he is from hard work, vision, and discipline ... it is not so much what the NFL pays him ... but how much athletes like Colin make for the NFL (a $13 to $15 billion a year business ... expecting $25 billion by 2027 or so), he like others are their commodity, and everyone indirectly affiliated business wise makes a bundle as well from beer sales to car sales to merchandise. In fact, these players that are complained about because of their multi- million dollar salaries, usually have to retire by or before 40 years old ... because of physical demands and injuries, many also pay up to 50% of what they make in taxes, even paying taxes just to play a game in a city they visit, and Colin is still owed millions by the NFL/ 49ers ... which is more than I can say for some law makers in Washington, their corporate and banking CEO's and these others we are programmed to look "up to", that do everything they can, including manipulating tax legislation to avoid ANY taxation, or having the rest of us pay their corporate welfare subsidies. Some say that what Colin is doing is disrespectful to our military veterans or our flag? ... more pop- culture nonsense ... some of our leaders politically are the ones who disgrace our country, flag, and unfairly compensate our veterans for their service they gave, many of which are as hypocritical on that, as their pretending and giving lip service on what they want to do for America, as well as taking care of our interests, and disregarding their obligation by oath to their positions. Whether or not Colin decides to sit out another anthem at the game in San Diego tomorrow night against the Chargers, I dont know, but I will support him if he does. I chose some video of Colin explaining below what this is all about ... and Thanx to Colin for using his position to speak out.


Word Out ....





Colin Kaepernick explains why he won't stand during National Anthem ... Thanx to KTVU






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Monday, August 29, 2016

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: "Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement" & TINA S Guitar Cover ... (TINA S. PT.2) ... For Ludwig


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Ludwig van Beethoven (1803)                                 Tina S. (2016)




This posting for the music/ arts honour roll society of this journal/ blog is dedicated to the famous 18th/ 19th century German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (wikipedia), and to highlight one of his greatest classics here, "Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement" (1801). French guitarist Tina S (Tina S. Part 1) who I been following for several years now, just released her guitar cover of this classic, so I wanted to include it here and dedicate it to Ludwig, being that I am sure he would have loved to enjoy her cover of it! ... and it would be great to even have these 2 meet, Ludwig was 31 years old when he completed the piece, Tina is 16 years old. But this piece from Beethoven is as intense and beautiful of a piece of work today as it was in the beginning of the 19th century, which I would say was as intense as the personality of Ludwig. It must have been a treat as well back in Ludwig's time to be able to play keyboards like the clavichord and harpsichord too ... I mean, I love both as far as listening, in their own unique sound, in particular I would love to try out a clavichord to play on, because of how much it is like guitar in sound too ... these instruments have faded away of course, but are classic. More below ... Enjoy!






Beethoven- Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement ... Thanx to JEEAR






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Ludwig van Beethoven- Moonlight Sonata (3rd Movement) Tina S Cover ... Thanx to Alex Willow






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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

CORPORATE UTOPIAS & SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES 2016 with Matt Kennard & Claire Provost: How to Cheapen Labour by CLONING the ZONING ... The "SLAVE WAGE" Edition ... (CORPORATCOMMUNAZICA PT.11)- (AMERICAN TRADE/ TIFA PT.8)






This posting will serve as Part 11 of the "Corporatcommunazica" series and Part 8 of the "American Trade" series for this journal/ blog, I include it in the American Trade series, because Cambodia for example is part of our TIFA agreement (Trade and Investment Framework Agreement) with them, and we have trade agreements with other countries in similar circumstances. I wanted to record this in this journal, because of how importante it is to know, and I have discussed this with several folks locally as well ... it is concerning SEZ (Special Economic Zones) and how they work, this is popular to bring in business in areas of countries that lack jobs, money, or decent trade, it can take a country like Cambodia that didnt have much going for it, and make it a global player in trade/ business for example ... it looks very positive as well, but is deceptive ... I mean, we make money trading with them and get very competitive low prices on goods we buy, and they make money ... which in turn puts food on the table for them that are in extreme poverty ... sounds great, eh? In other countries like China, it just expands their growth many fold more, but this has been going on for decades and there are over 3000 of these SEZ work camps in various countries, that we get so many products from. This has been also brought to my atencion from a familia member who spent a couple years in Beijing, China ... as far as the extreme poverty and these types of work camps, where workers live as well, another neighbour of mine who moved here from China also told me of the poverty, while the cities of China are bustling with business and money, so much, that it seemed like Texas business on steroids from the way it was described to me. But, we as American consumers also depend on this now more and more to buy so much that we do at low prices, so we are not quick to look further into it, and we also think it is good because were at least being able to help solve the hunger issue by doing it, I mean ... these folks eat because we and others buy their stuff, eh? These oligarch controlled entities also use our conflicts of interest with countries like China for leverage, to say they will help us in keeping trade fair, set up bunk unions for bunk workers rights and wages, while reducing risk of currency manipulation, and reducing any threat of conflict/ war ... however, they (corporate/ oligarch entities) are "playing both sides" ... similar to how they buy both our political parties and drive both to the right. First some read and video from Matt and Claire below, and Thanx for their research/ work, then I will add some more input to this after.




   

Matt Kennard                                    Claire Provost





Labor Rights Brazenly Violated In 'Corporate Utopias' ... Thanx to THE REAL NEWS







***** IN THESE TIMES/ MATT KENNARD & CLAIRE PROVOST: INSIDE THE CORPORATE UTOPIAS WHERE CAPITALISM RULES AND LABOR LAWS DON'T APPLY ... (article)






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




These have been going on for decades, and expanding their potential all over now at an increasing rate, and you have to wonder, with the gap between the rich and poor which is also expanding, along with countries that are being pushed into austerity by the same corporate/ banking entities, and all these new trade agreements we been pushing through, by also corporate force and writing all these deals/ legislation, how many countries in our west will need to have this to house and feed the extreme poor in the near future? You may say, that it cant happen here, because we have social safety nets like food banks, food stamps, welfare assistance, a minimum wage, etc ... this is America after all, and so many abroad depend on our spending too, so we have to make our wages to consume, eh? ... NO, not really in the near future, as I have pointed out in this series as well as other series, we are becoming less and less needed as this grows, because the big money looks at places like China and India as the big consumer markets of the future, these corporate entities are screwing us all, no matter what country or political party you are in, they plan their investment strategies and know how to make a buck. Trying to figure out the agenda of some of these banks, corporations and their oligarchs is not even difficult at all ... just know the basics of hustling, business and follow the money, and you pretty much got it figured out. The whole reason we have this political push in America and other countries of our representation to negotiate austerity measures and bargaining/ trade offs, such as cutting social services, massive privatization on every level of our government services, or health care to Social Security and pensions privatization, suppressing and breaking up labour unions and rights groups, buying our election/ political parties, etc ... is to make us more desperate and dependent on them, and for answers on everything from finance to our social domestic issues. And when the manufacturing is no longer needed as you can read above, they will simply convert these cities to finance/ business/ tech hubs and apply gentrification.

But to think that this cant happen in America, Canada, or even western Europe on a large scale is ill thinking, in fact, it's as easy to implement here over the next couple decades as anywhere, just look at where our country has went over the last 4 decades or so, or even where euro countries have been going slowly as far as transforming our economies, and where it can go at the rate were moving now in the next 20 years or so, eh? ... so it is wise to hammer this heavy and full force now. With a growing amount of poverty, refugees in need, etc ... you can easily make the argument (which will be peddled by their flunky politicians and sugar coated), that we need to do something about the hunger/ poverty ... of course many would jump on the idea, it will/ can be presented/ sugar coated as being a philanthropic type foundation/ movement for example, as far as to sweeten the idea. You DONT have to go against the minimum wage laws here in America ... you could have thousands of poor or refugees in a sort of encampment, and use new trade laws and things like SEZ to enable them to set up colonies in rural or urban America to create menial jobs/ employment, so at least these folks can eat and make somewhat of a living ... and at the same time, try to make it look as if it's a social services plan of sort, it wouldnt apply by law to the minimum wage laws we have, but would also create a slippery slope for middle income folks to have to reduce their wages over time, and to race to the bottom for many, to try to keep the job market competitive ... they already do it with tens of thousands of people in U.S. prisons and the labour they give to corporations for a couple dollars a day or less (**** see HERE and HERE) ... same thing, using different rules/ legislation/ laws, so trying to establish this would not be as difficult as we may think. "Special Economic Zone" has a nice sales pitch to the wording, eh? ...like most of the other worthless bargain basement junk deals and gimmicks they sugar coat and peddle off on us and our countries, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) Just because they present this trash to us, doesnt mean we have to buy it {:-)

This is why it is importante to hammer this, and also try to get more progressive type political candidates in office, nothing against you if you're a basic Republican or Democrat (I supported both for years), but understand, that we are in a unique situation and period of our history as far as the economy, and that we need more of a sharper edge as a strategy and weapon due to the times basically, the same ole same ole establishment strategies and thinking wont cut the mustard. We need folks to hammer back on these trade deals and to make changes, we need more legislation written by other than just multinational corporations/ interests, we also need to strongly support trade unions and labour rights organizations, even if you have never belonged to a union or felt a need to (I never did) ... I knew guyz that said they dont need a union or their laws/ rules/ dues, etc, which is fine working for a small independent company ... here is my point though on a larger scale of employment, take your pick ... an employees union and voice with a self interests governing body ... or a multinational corporate entity CEO or board only to make decisions over workers rights, pay and benefits, eh? ... get my drift? Understand that one of the biggest threats/ weapons as you see and read in the above video and link to these oligarchs and their plans, is people and workers having voice, organization, the ability to strike and protest, etc ... this pushes them into a corner on bargaining and forces them to bargain ... as well as us boycotting against certain goods and businesses. DO NOT let these oligarchs with their wealth and accumulated power fool you, they are desperate as well, and have their own worries, they know that we are having issues due to climate change, they know that the technologies and abilities it enables to those under them that are much smaller is outpacing them, they know that they will not be needed (as any emperors/ empires of millennia ago are no longer needed today), they know that what is capitalism and the way of achieving wealth is going out the door. They are doing their job in a "survival of the fittest" sense to maintain their empire status and strength in the future, by ratholing all the resources and wealth they can now, because nothing else that they have to offer to civilization will be of any use to anyone ... they are preserving their empires/ selves only ... it is our responsibility to preserve ours and give them all out Hell in the process!


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Monday, August 22, 2016

BDSM SEX EDUCATION FOR SCHOOLS/ STUDENTS: Understanding & Creating a CONSENSUAL Society over a CRIMINAL Society & SEXUAL RESPONSIBILITY ... The "New School" Edition ... (SEXPLOITATION NATION PT.32)






This posting will serve as Part 32 of the "Sexploitation Nation" series of this journal/ blog. The reason for this posting is to have a better understanding and tolerance of sexuality, and the importance of educating our society and children, instead of continuing the hypocrisy, discrimination, and indirectly promoting and sustaining a society of sexual repression that makes a criminal sexual society flourish. This posting also applies to all people, not just straight/ heterosexual, but to LGBT, pansexual, graysexual, the strong or powerful guy that likes to be dominated in sex play, or that tough inde gal feminist who may like to sexually submit for play. At least some professional education courses in BDSM should be "offered" if anything in schools to teens. Below I chose some videos and articles to highlight here, I also included an expert sex therapist Jacqueline Hellyer in the last video to give a briefing on "kinky sex" as well ... and Thanx to all those below for inspiring this posting ... after, I will add some input of my own.




Could Teaching BDSM In Sex- Ed Reduce Rape? ... Thanx to THE YOUNG TURKS








***** CONNECTIONS.MIC/ LEIGH CUEN: Should we teach teens about BDSM in sex ed? ... (article)




***** ALTERNET/ TRACY CLARK- FLORY: Sex Escape: Why Do Men Go to Dominatrixes? ... (article)




***** CBC NEWS/ TORONTO: Wynne praises girls' push for consent in sex- ed curriculum ... (article)




***** ALTERNET/ ALEX HENDERSON: Women Who LIke to Be Dominated in Bed: Talking to BDSM Submissives ... (article)





Sex Education- What is Kinky Sex ... Thanx to JACQUELINE HELLYER





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Thomas Hudson Pickering/ Ranch Chimp


When it comes to sexuality and education of such, I feel that all aspects of it should be part of sex education, and at least if it is part of sex education in school, the parent dont have to try to find wayz to explain the "birds and the bees" thing at a certain age to their children, or trying to find politically correct wayz to explain something that they may not be an expert on ... and the students are around their own peers and age groups, which is positive. In fact, I look at it as a public responsibility to educate our children on what is consensual and what is abusive. Many young people by nature just find out about sex on their own, I didnt have sex education in any of my schools in the 1960's, my parents didnt talk about sex much with me, etc ... I found out on my own, and also being around things like prostitution at a young age opened my views to things that I wouldnt have learned from other kidz, parents or school anywayz ... but life experiences are what made me have a better understanding and tolerance. In todayz society we have sex thrown in our face from every angle, whether you are watching the tele, at the movies or online ... it's commercialized and used to sell products and make a buck, yet on the other hand, much is strictly forbidden, a look but dont touch type of thing ... what I see in America especially, as a sex in your face neo- puritan type society we are becoming. We call ourselves a liberal society, yet sure as Hell dont act like it ... not even most so called liberals are liberal, regardless of how swollen their heads are on thinking they are. Sex education today seems to be more about using condoms, birth control/ contraceptives, or what's called "safe sex" I reckon ... which is very importante as well, because of diseases and high teen pregnancy rates, but other sex education is needed as well. A kid may watch a movie for instance, and maybe they are not even of age to watch it, but was able to, it may be full of sex and violence ... they are young, they see all this sex and violence with adults, they see it online or the news, some are in abusive families with parents alwayz in conflict, and they absorb it, yet have no understanding of what's going on, or how to differentiate what is acceptable or not, only having to go by their instincts and experiences.

I say this, because the way a portion of our society is, is that it can indirectly contribute to molding our children to be sexually abusive to their partner, spouse, or even a stranger they dont know ... and it can be very serious. Even regardless of all the sexuality that is out there, we are not as tolerant and understanding as we should be, criticizing a persons sexual preference or practices/ fetishes, calling in public sexual fetishes as a deviant practice or a mental health issue, yet many of those criticizing it, have some fetish of their own. Some that would consider themselves as having high moral values say that in love making, there is no such thing as dominance and submission, yet out of the other side of their mouth believe that men are supposed to be the dominant one over their women, it's a religious or cultural thing ... yet they are still practicing a form of dominance and submission, even in their so called "love making". In fact, damn near every aspect of our societies is about dominance and submission, master and slave ... whether in sexuality, culture, religion, politics, business/ finance, the workplace or war, etc. Since we are that as a species and society, and most practice sex, why not have a better understanding of it? ... education and tolerance is key to that. Sex education also, is something that should not just be about love making between a couple in a steady relationship or marriage ... after all, many dont practice sex because they are "in love" or wish to reproduce, it's healthy physically and mentally, regardless of what ones particular fetish/ desire may be ... and safely fulfilling those desires are particularly healthy. I believe with more social/ public discussion and bringing things in the open and more education, we can reduce the amount of sexual abuse, rape and violence that we have now ... keeping it in the closet, is keeping it bottled up in people, and especially our children ... and can explode in an unacceptable way in a relationship or anywhere in society. This is as importante of a sexual education issue as any others, because it is part of what we are, and many will most likely explore in their sexual relations at some time or another, regardless of what sexual identity you claim yourself.


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Friday, August 19, 2016

OPEN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES & THE UNITED STATES CORPORATE ELECTIONS 2016: Getting MORE BANG for your $BUX$ ... The "UN- Rig the Gig" Edition ... (AMERICA'S VOTE BOAT PT.5)- (CORPORATCOMMUNAZICA PT.10)




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This posting will be Part 5 of the "America's Vote Boat" series of this journal/ blog, and Part 10 of the "Corporatcommunazica" series. The name "corporatcommunazica" I just made up from combining the words corporate, communism, nazism and America, which I thought was more fitting of what America is today ... instead of names like a "republic" or a "democracy", when it comes to certain topics in this series ... with the usual happy talk and trimmings, I mean ... why not call things for what they really are, eh? It's common talk these dayz out of corporate controlled politicians and media to say "we get it" ... No, you dont get it ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) ... the American people have alot of issues to deal with themselves, so this isnt just about ISIS, somebody's email, tax statements, or the rest of the pointless nonsense that not a bloody damn thing most likely will be done about anywayz, nor is it about the next terror fear card. When they say about what they have done to make us safe from terrorism ... tell that to the dead victims of foreign and domestic terrorists that are 6'ft under or cremated ... while out of the other side of their mouth, they will tell you they dont like guns, or for you as a citizen to own them ... yet while telling you this, those politicians are surrounded by guns to protect them and their masters 24/ 7, and order others to use guns against those foreign and domestic that they feel are disobedient, or out of order, while innocent people get killed as a result. Sure, you have done plenty to protect yourselves 24/ 7 and the oligarchs that you slave to, but your decades of policies are what inspires much of the terrorism, domestic protest/ civil disobedience and much crime to begin with ... that everyone else has to pay the price for ... so dont pat yourself on the back, and run your damn mouth about how "great" you are, or how "progressive" you are, cause you're not of much value to the majority of American people, until you change things, eh? Sure, you may be highly valued to the corporations, banks and some foreign governments that you kiss the asses of 24/ 7/ 365 ... but there is MORE to America and it's diversity and issues than just those, eh? But opening the debates more will not harm a thing, the 2 major parties already have all the money, media and control and a rigged deck ... what could they possibly be afraid of with all their power, they may actually learn something, eh?

I really never knew much about the behind the scenes of the Presidential debates and how they are orchestrated, so I decided to look into it a little to try to pick up a little education on it. Though I realize that there has been alot of corporate decision making when it comes to producing and media, and the amount of input and control you need to have to at least make it balanced as possible for the viewers, and try to have as balanced of a view of issues possible, with dialogue that doesnt get too out of control between candidates. But some of what I was reading is just ridiculous and rigged and controlled beyond belief ... it's shameful enough alone, that only 9% of Americans even chose to vote for the 2 candidates that we have (New York Times) ... even the corporate mainstream media has tried to diversify things more, having town halls of Libertarian and Green Party candidates, because of how tasteless, plastic, pre- paid and repetitive this nonsense is, they're looking at their polls and ratings, and seeing that even their corporate bosses are making an embarrassment of them and the debates. If there is a time that deserves to make changes in the debates ... this is it, or else you will have nothing left to sell, mesmerize or excite the American people with for these 2 parties in future elections, which are as much fossils as the fossil fuels they try to repackage and peddle off to you in the 21st century. Opening the debates may even get more Americans off their asses to vote, eh? ... folks want to hear more views instead of months and months of the same bland rehashed trash and bitch fights ... at the same time, those and the tax payers that spend out the ass to put on this show, will at least if anything, get more bang for their $$bucks$$. More from Zaid Jilani and Jeff Cohen below ... Word Out ....





  

Zaid Jilani                                       Jeff Cohen




***** THE INTERCEPT/ ZAID JILANI: Why the Presidential Debates Will Suck Even Though They Don't Have To ... (article)




How the Two Parties Lock Out Alternative Voices From the Debates ... Thanx to THE REAL NEWS





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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME & REVISING CAPITALISM: Rutger Bregman & Federico Pistono on PROGRESS over Poverty and The DIVIDEND of Progress ... The "Beyond Left & Right" Edition ... (The AWAKENING PT.43)- (POVERTY & DESPAIR PT.3)- (PUBLIC PATRIOTS PT.45)


  

Rutger Bregman                                 Federico Pistono



This posting will serve 3 series of this journal, "The Awakening", "Poverty & Despair" ... and to include both of these guyz in the "Public Patriots" series for their work, research and contributions to enlightening our societies ... and Thanx to both for inspiring the title of this posting too. Also what inspires the posting, is the number of people that I have talked to over the last several years, that shared their thoughts on the future of capitalism and their concerns on where all this AI, automation/ robotics and such are taking us. I also try to emphasize when talking to folks especially here in Texas, or in this blog/ journal, that I dont necessarily think right or left, I think beyond that ... instead, I use right or left to learn from and communicate in these times with folks, but do not embrace it. This is another subject and idea that been around for centuries, and is very importante especially now to have thought and action on, that dont get the atencion it deserves, so there can never be enough focus on it as far as I'm concerned, with all the distractions/ obstacles, and especially now in this political/ elections season, which will burn alot of our atencion and time. Below I have chose these 2 guyz out of many talking about this, with a video presentation and an article from each to look at ... after, I will add some to it myself.




Why we should give everyone a basic income | Rutger Bregman | TEDxMaastricht ... Thanx to TEDX TALKS








***** RUTGER BREGMAN/ THE CORRESPONDENT: Why We Should Give Free Money to Everyone ... (article)





***** FEDERICO PISTONO/ CNBC: Get ready, robots are going to steal your job ... (article)






Basic income and other ways to fix capitalism | Federico Pistono | TEDxHaarlem ... Thanx to TEDX TALKS






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Thomas Hudson Pickering/ Ranch Chimp & daughter "Bear"



First of all, to anyone who never read a thing in this journal or doesnt know me personally ... I am NOT against capitalism at all, nor am I a person who feels that we should ALL be equal, I feel that reward should go to those who work hard, invest, take risks, and the rest that goes with it, I even credit to the idea of capitalism to where we are today as far as what we achieved in technologies and science, space exploration, health, lifestyle and a variety of other things that we have that made better for our lives and progress as a species. Today there is a growing hate for capitalism simply because of what a portion of the population with extreme greed has done to it, I even joke around calling Capitol Hill, Capitalism Hill ... I also view the design of capitalism as being able to bring people OUT of poverty instead of putting people IN poverty as we see more of, I see opportunity and other positive things from it ... as long as it's done and implemented properly ... that's what we lacked, because of our nature ... which is why I am strongly for financial regulations as well, and I support the idea of taxation, which to me is a responsibility in a civilized society such as now. At the same time, I feel that socialism is positive for a society and healthy capitalism ... and that is where some people get confused that I talk to, the only reason why they get confused, is because by instinct and habit, they look at almost everything as they were culturally and institutionally programmed to look at things as only left and right, black and white, good and evil, which has also slowed more progress that could have been made too. More detail of my views in Part 2 of "Poverty & Despair".

I am also 110% for a form of "universal basic income" for everyone from rich to poor ... I say rich to poor, because I dont believe that those who have wealth should be denied what should be a basic dividend that is for ALL society ... even though they dont need it, I dont feel that they should receive more, but an equal amount to everyone, just like I feel they should have an equal voice in politics and "a vote (1)" ... but not running everything and buying our government and elections, which is what you see now. An equal amount of dividend to every person regardless of class status, any additional income or wealth a person achieves, will be from their own effort ... I see no reason why we need poverty, poverty is NOT necessary for a healthy capitalism society. Unlike many, I dont think either socialism or capitalism ... I use the benefits of both and combine them. I had some folks tell me that they dont see why someone should get money for doing nothing ... one guy who is a truck driver and his wife who works in the human resources department of his company told me that this idea of giving away money will just create a culture of sloth, and that nothing will get done, and couldnt understand why I would even advocate something like that ... knowing the kind of guy I am, his wife and him worked hard for years and paid their own way ... so I can understand their point. Like him and his wife, we both believe in getting the job done and take pride in our work, and look at the responsibility that all comes with an honest dayz work, we are also both family and community oriented, both pro- Constitution, both feel that reward and hard work should go together, both love our country and family, so we have much in common ... I explained to them, why I would support such an outrageous idea.

As both these guyz in the above videos and links talk about as far as the transition that we are going to have to deal with ... to me, now/ very near future couldnt be a better time to revise what capitalism will need to look like to work at least in this time and place of the first half of our 21st century, I dont believe that the future will have a need for a system like we have now, or have a need to have a society that resembles much of what we have had in the past, because of the changes that will come over the next few generations, so this idea is for what we need now in the present to deal with the change that will come, and to transform society and market. We can at this point, eliminate poverty and at the same time, it would not have any negative effect on those with wealth, or the capitalism we have now, with just some added socialism needed because of the transition and income for most. No, I dont think at all that this would create a massive sea of human sloth and out of control breeding, or interfere with those who want to expand wealth or the rest of the negatives that are talked about. As a matter of fact, I look at it as a positive move, that will enlighten, motivate, and invigorate people to do things that they never took time, or had the time to do,  and start to dissolve this institutionalized neo- slave mentality that we have had for long, it will reduce misery, reduce unnecessary expense, and make an easier to maintain and more efficient social safety net system, that will work as an economic positive across the board, while reducing crime, stress and much else that we have now.


Word Out ....





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***** PD/ RCJ: "POVERTY & DESPAIR" PART'S 2 & 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "THE AWAKENING" PART'S 42 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "PUBLIC PATRIOTS" PART'S 44 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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Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Day in the Life of an ARSONIST: Dedication in DIRE Conditions & Getting the JOB DONE ... The "FEEL the BURN" Edition ... (HELLUVA F'N DAY PT.11)


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This will be a Part 11 for the "Helluva F'n Day" series for this journal/ blog ... to highlight a young man, who was so dedicated to getting the job done, that when he caught fire, he acted quickly to find some grass next door to roll around on, then threw away his burning tennis shoe after ... "feeling the burn", limped back to the hair salon, so he could finish the job ... now that's dedication in dire conditions, and what I call "getting the job done", eh!? I cant tell you the guyz name, or even what his reason was ... it was a hair salon though, so maybe his lady accomplice may have inspired the job, who knows ... but leaving that tennis shoe behind wasnt wise, and possibly prints on anything left behind he handled, surveillance footage of the vehicle and a female companion ... I would guess in a town the size of Madisonville, it wont be long before he and the lady are captured. Lt. Willie "Poe- leece" Poe of the Madisonville PD credits the security cameras ... so you know they will be dead on your ass too! Nonetheless, this day must have been a Hell of a fucken day for you guy ... read and video below! ... Word Out ....




The Worst Arsonist in History Sets Self On Fire ... Thanx to POLICE CENTER






***** USA TODAY: Bungling arsonist sets himself on fire in Kentucky ... (newsread)




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***** PD/ RCJ: "HELLUVA F'N DAY" PART'S 10 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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Monday, August 8, 2016

PALO DURO CANYON, TEXAS: The Natural Colour, Life and Beauty of the Texas High Plains ... The "Panhandle" Edition ... (TASTE OF TEXAS PT.29)



***** Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: Palo Duro Canyon State Park




This posting will be Part 29 of the "Taste of Texas" series for this journal, and to highlight another favourite place I love in Texas, this time way up in the Texas Panhandle, about 375 miles northwest of Dallas, and a tad south of Amarillo ... Palo Duro Canyon & State Park (Wikipedia), in the High Plains region. It also has a long history of folks living down there as long back as over 12,000 years ago, it's classic Indian/ Native American country. One of the things I love about Texas, is having so many different terrains to see and enjoy, whether you're looking for this, or the subtropical climate on the Texas coast, the Hill Country, mountains and desert out west, or the forest/ woods of the southeast, and all within hours of driving, or to the border of northern Mexico, and so much to see all over this state and history, also it's inexpensive touring around the state, with reasonable costs. But Palo Duro is absolutely beautiful standing on the rim or even deep down in it, they also have cabins built into the rim, an amphitheatre, and caves you can explore ... you can hike, bike, drive, or even sail over the canyon on a zipline. I myself drove down into the canyon twice ... and once I did in the late fall (november/ december?), it was very cool/ chilly that time of the year, and we drove in a convertible/ top down Fiat sport coup down into it right after sunrise, but the colours and view were awesome, I also drove down there in the spring, but I hear that it can really get hot in the summer down there, this part of Texas though has significant snowfall in the winter, unlike the warm Texas Coast with no snow, and is very dry/ low humidity. 2nd in size only to the Grand Canyon, this is really deep, long and wide, and as far as your eyes can see, and full of wildlife. Some video I found below ... Enjoy!






Palo Duro Canyon Documentary by Mesquite 90 Productions ... Thanx to MESQUITE 90 PRODUCTIONS





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EPIC ZIPLINE!- Flying Over Palo Duro Canyon ... Thanx to KUKER FILMS





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Palo Duro Canyon, Texas Scenic Drive ... Thanx to SCREWDUPCLICKV2





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***** PD/ RCJ: "TASTE OF TEXAS" PART'S 28 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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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

CLINTON vs.TRUMP (PT.2): The 2016 Election or CON JOB? ... How Hysteria & Panic Can SCREW YOU Every Time ... The "PREPAID POLITICS" Edition ... (MONEY N POLITICS PT.5)


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***** These 2 people are friends, acting as enemies, like WWE tele show wrestlers, being more or less 'entertainment' ... In this campaign, Trump has called Clinton names like crooked, corrupt, criminal, devil ... Clinton has called Trump names like racist, misogynist, bigot ... Trump talks war, Clinton has a record for war. What these 2 friends are saying, is that their social circles and themselves consist of ... widespread corruption, criminal activity, religious devil's, racism, misogyny and bigotry ... both will also tell you that their whole system they embrace (more Clinton's than Trump's, being that the Clinton's are decades old career politicians, that helped mold what we have) ... is RIGGED AGAINST YOU. I've alwayz felt that we should give out awards, like they do in Hollywood for actors/ directors etc ... but for politicians and their "acting" ... I mean ... if these people hound each other in elections about how racist, bigoted, hateful, etc, etc each other is ... why in Hell are they friends off the campaign trail, donating money to each other, wining/ dining each other and socializing with each other, eh?







This posting will serve as Part 2 of "Clinton vs. Trump" and Part 5 of "Money N Politics" for this journal/ blog. What inspires the posting is all the media, panic and hysteria that is sort of humorous in a way, and several people that I have talked to locally, who were kind enough to share their views and opinions with me, and all the views and opinions I see online from folks. I was fortunate locally over several weeks, to get views from people that support Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, Green Party Jill Stein, Democrat/ Inde Bernie Sanders and Libertarian Gary Johnson, just to try to get a more balanced grasp on how people feel about this election, so in that respect, it has been interesting ... while the politics itself and candidates, have been more of a bore to me, because of how prepaid and pre- planned they are today. I have not watched the DNC or RNC conventions this year, but I did catch bits and clips about it in the news, so I cant say I know anything in detail about what the speeches were about, I did watch a little of the debates, but not as much as I should have I guess, I cant say what the polls are either, because they rapidly change week to week, so I'm not sure what they say right now, but, I have tried to keep up with as much as possible going on, and there is a saturation of it out there to choose from too. Let me add here before I get into below, I alwayz hear like a broken record, that President Obama got us into a $19- $20 trillion or whatever this current debt is ... it IS NOT President Obama that got our debt to this level ... it is the way for years, we have to spend and waste so much money on these oligarchs, paving their path all over the globe, policing for them, babysitting countries that they're too cheap to spend their own fortunes on, and basically giving them a free ride on damn near everything. So this nonsense that we have this $19 trillion debt because of this President and were giving out too many food stamps or have social services in our country is bullshit! ... and according to this, it's not really a problem (Business Insider). Our problem is that we have NOT taken care enough of our own needs in the process ... these people that rant about World War 3 is coming, take a deeper look, we are already in a World War 3, being our countries and citizens of the free world against these oligarchs. As far as Clinton and Trump both, I like some of what they both say, and I dont see either one as 'evil', it's just that I doubt what both of them say they want to do, and what they are committed to.






(left to right) Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg & Bill Clinton



Back a couple weekends ago I attended a cookout and kids birthday party some folks were having, and many of these folks I've known for years, so they know that I blog and have views concerning politics and things like the economy ... some politics came up in the chat, and I was asked, what do I think about the elections?, who will win?, etc ... one of the women there works for one of the largest too big to fail banks, she been with them for several years working in regulations and tax codes of some sort as her position (so I wont mention her name or what bank here), but she started telling me how this Dodd- Frank deal has been a nightmare for them, and having 1000 people working on it just in her one company/ bank, and related, she even told me how rigged it is, and that the small investors and depositors, along with the smaller financial institutions/ banks are getting the shaft by people like her own bank, as well as from the regulators both, even agreeing with me that Glass- Steagall makes more sense and is what's needed ... which was interesting listening to her. But my response as far as the elections was ... "I dont know if you want to call this an election or a con- job?", I was asked what I meant by that? ... So I explained. The deal is as I explained to them, is that this Trump candidate seems too good to be true for Democrats, and we already know how long the Clinton's and Trump's have been friends, even their daughters Ivanka and Chelsea are best friends (even their husbands), we even know that Bill Clinton and Donald Trump were talking about Trump running for President, before Trump kicked off his campaign (NY Daily News), even though both will deny it, and say they were only talking about the familia, golf or whatever. I mean ... Trump is creating this outrageous freak- show, that is almost certain to make Clinton win, he gets tons of free media time, the guy is a straight up hustler out of New York, so you got to look for the bite/ scam on anything he sayz ... it worx perfect for Clinton, because they have half the country thinking this guy is the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler, and you got a following of neo- fascist type lovers who are gullible enough to suck it up and energize him even more, while pumping fear and panic into his opposition ... this guy is a hustler, let it sink in for a minute, this is what this guy does for a living ... he hustles, eh? His investments/ assets are backed and controlled by the same big money banking and Wall Street entities that finance almost totally our elections and the establishment of both parties today. The key for the big money is to control all politics, and to make sure to keep it vibrant enough to make people interested enough to put all their energy and focus in them, because they all know that these 2 parties are weakening, and peoples faith in them ... when these 2 parties fail in other words, their empires lose ground, and it hit's their pocketbook/ money hard ... get my drift?





(left to right) Ivanka Trump & Chelsea Clinton



It's a little confusing to me how people can take this too serious, as an extra treat, you have Bernie Sanders who is being used like a keypad, and promised to allow him to create a platform for the Democratic Party (a platform is great for the rally and inspiring to move people, but has no binding status), and because of the baggage Hillary Clinton and her husband had, it is wise to have Sanders to pull in millions more, that wouldnt have trusted a damn thing Clinton sayz to begin with ... so Sanders is what energized the Democratic Party this year ... the only thing other that Clinton was able to energize people on, is the political experience that she has ... I mean ... Trump has NONE, and because she is the first woman nominee adds excitement. It's not confusing as much as it's nonsensical, I mean ... what will they come up with for a future election say if Clinton won and served 2 terms? ... they already bought and African American and a woman, they would have to groom maybe a latino American, perhaps an Arab American, maybe a gay candidate to keep the excitement going in the 2 party system ... and of course find some flunky like Trump who they can use as the villain or Hitler to challenge them. Who in the top money that controls Wall Street and banking would even want Trump as a President? I mean ... if I was one of the wealthiest people and multi- national interests/ investors, pumping tens of millions into an election ... I wouldnt want someone like Trump ... how could he serve my interests? I would want Clinton, and do whatever I could to make her win, because I know that she will appoint people who are on my side when it comes to my and my constituents money/ investments, I would groom her several years in advance, make sure she made Senator, make sure she made Secretary of State or other positions, and got the backing and resume needed, I would have confidence in her husband Bill as well, being his record on bank deregulations, corporate interests and trade. Why do you think that people like Goldman- Sachs pay folks like Clinton $200,000- $300,000 bucks a speech to talk to them, because she has all the inside info on who is doing what in what countries, military strategies, international security, intervention and planning with everyone and their political climates, trade barriers, regulations etc, for future plans and moves to gain more wealth and power ... you dont think they will pay some guy like Trump money like that, because he has nothing to offer or experience that would serve their interests and goals ... Trump is just a player to them, he is of no value, and even if Trump won, the establishment of the Republican or Democrat Party's will not let him do most of what he sayz anywayz, when it hits the floor in Congress.

Bottom line is all these people are friends (which does not necessarily mean 'your friend'), and all feed from the same hand and are dependent on that hand that feeds them, and no matter which side gains ground and wins, you will have the same problems and broken promises most likely in 2017 or 2021 and beyond, still fighting the same thing over and over, and of course as usual, each party blaming the other ... even both these candidates are telling people that the system is rigged against them on every avenue, the same system they slave to, and again, how many of these politicians really want change? as I pointed out simple here. The fight of the American people, as well as many of our foreign allies whether in Asia, Europe, Africa or the Americas, will have to make the changes ourselves ... and will ... in time, I am confident. Our own domestic problem is to especially get this money out of politics, and start selecting a different crew, and securing an actual representation that serves all and makes legislation to do such ... and all due respect to those in the House of Representatives and Senate who really try their best to make changes ... but have to depend on this oligarchy that molds and controls them, but we will need different players and another strong party ... so supporting other parties/ candidates is very importante, if not in 2016, at least in 2018 and 2020, they should start getting stronger over the next few years, and especially these new movements that are working on the state to state levels. Of course some folks fear about women's rights and a list of social issues that are heavily pounced on by the right, so I can understand that fear factor they feel ... after all, this is all orchestrated by the big money to have these 2 parties separate in views on those issues, but to have both parties on the same side of the court, when it comes to trade, banking, energy, healthcare industry, or anything that makes them money, after all, it took a US Supreme Court ruling to allow gay marriage or a woman's right to choose, it wasnt an act of Congress or a President. Again, the big money does not care about things like our social climate and rights, whether it's for our own body or sexual preference, race or anything related ... their interest is money only and maintaining control. This election could be basically no more than a con- job, just to keep these 2 parties in power is what I'm saying, all the media, voting, and establishment candidates are kissing up to the same power/ money that controls them ... and are being played just like the American people are, the only difference is, that they're being well compensated for it, not you ... just like a major media network brings excitement to the election, who are paid and owned by the same money to the producers, news anchors, experts and journalists 6- 7 figure salaries.


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***** PD/ RCJ: "MONEY N POLITICS" PART'S 4 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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