Thursday, October 12, 2017

SANTA ROSA & MULTI- COUNTY WILDFIRES 2017 | ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE PT.3: From FORESTS to CITIES in FLAMES, with Bioclimatologist Park Williams ... The "DIRE FIRE" Edition ... (GLOBAL WAR'N'ING PT.51)

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Hotel guest, Rudy Habibe, runs for his life from the burning Hilton Wine Country Inn in Santa Rosa, monday 9 october 2017



This posting will be Part 51 of the "Global War'n'ing" series of this blog/ journal. I been following this all week (LA Times), so I wanted to record it in this journal ... and fires are still blazing out of control as I post this. The mainstream media been all over this like a cheap suit on sunday, and been doing a great job on covering so much of it. But again, there has been also a lack of discussion in media, as far as what is causing the intensity of these fires, just like when they covered Hurricane Harvey. For example, last night in prime time tele news with ABC Network, they were just talking about some downed power lines and transformers as being investigated as what caused these fires. These fires are even leveling cities like Santa Rosa, a major town in the north SF Bay Area, as well as the wineries ... the business/ real estate end is even enormous ... and not only up in the Bay Area, even threatening the LA/ SoCal area, and multiple counties between, with some of the highest real estate on the market in this country, you even have mansions of the wealthier classes being destroyed too. This is the reason why I wanted to avoid the mainstream talk, and go to a scientist to give some insight on the real issue ... so Thanx to Democracy Now and bioclimatologist Park Williams for covering this the way it should be. Sadly, between much of the mainstream media, political correctness, big oil/ gas/ coal influence, and politics ... we have to actually go to scientists to get any common sense, a straight assessment, and accuracy as to what our problem is. When these issues and discussions do come up in any of the mainstream, it's alwayz "inconclusive" talk ... saying that we dont have enough evidence and research yet to come to the conclusion that human activity is intensifying the extreme weather. Scientists have been pointing this out now for close to a half century, there has been more debates and research than you can shake a stick at, there is OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE if you just read the research/ findings, as well.

Since everyone is so concerned also about the buck ($$) or the economy, I myself being a sort of pro- business environmentalist, this is also proof as to what it's going to cost us for our prepaid ignorance. Right now (last I read recently), we are at a point where even a majority of people are seriously questioning our part in contributing to global warming/ climate change, more than half the folks in this country (about 2/3rd on average), whichever political side they belong to, are using common sense and saying to themselves ... "something is really wrong in what we are doing", they can see what the problem is ... because of how clear it's becoming. Sure, forest fires have been a way of life in much of the west, especially in California, but because of the weather changes and more extreme conditions, the intensity of these fires is escalating. You also have the Central Valley drought issues, a mega strain on agriculture, not just on California's economy, produce and prices, but the entire country. California alone dont even have nearly the resources they need to fight these fires, and you know that these smaller states sure as Hell dont, they are using everything they have, and for years have been using low offender prisoners even, both men and women to fight fires. And this is more than California, it is everywhere west from Colorado to Washington to Arizona, all neighbouring states are feeling this intensity. Want to talk about dollars and the economy? ... how do you think this is going to effect banking/ finance?, how about the insurance industry?, for examples ... who finances and insures the properties and businesses, eh? What will this do to our taxes?, especially now, while they are trying to gut them more to appease big money interests? As it is, all these big banks and insurers alone are going to have to depend on tax subsidies in all these disasters along with skyrocketed premiums and financial institution costs, just to stay afloat. Our tax dollars are already subsidizing these too big to fail entities, as well as things like big oil down to the CEO pay ... and you know damn well that they are going to be whining for financial/ tax help to Congress over all these new costs.

This is also why I'm so concerned in this series on infrastructure funding, and NOT just for inner city sugarcoating gentrification and over building/ development of private/ public money for million dollar condos and shopping centers (as you see now, coast to coast) ... will you be able to sustain property values, business growth, occupancy, sales, etc, for the long term on this type of investing/ subsidizing?, etc. (this type of subsidizing/ investing only benefits a very small sector). Because when the economy tanks, and all the investment roaches come out of the woodwork to do stock buy backs, short sells or whatever, while many of these development investments dont pay off as they were rushed into thinking they would on the short term hustle ... we will have to subsidize them even more as well, which means cuts to public services, and more subsidizing/ welfare for the investors that took a hit, eh? ... I mean, that's how our politics/ legislation on these things worx. We are not doing very well as far as combating extreme weather at this point (and this is global as well), public and private infrastructure spending and redevelopment planning are going to be key in not only safety, but especially the economy ... bottom line, the way we are doing things and with this climate change, we can get totally wiped out financially as time goes on. You need more investment and planning development around areas that will be hit most from flooding or fire, irrigation and desalination of water expansion, better draining, more expansion and use in renewable energies, and much other infrastructure needs. My stepgrandson, Jeremy, will get his bachelor's degree in "civil engineering" this coming May, global warming played a large role in him wanting to get into that field, he talked to me about it since in high school ... he is a young progressive in thought too. And Thanx to so many of our graduates today, that are thinking about change and fixing problems. Right now, oil investments are getting big incentives and tax breaks to get new investors into oil as example (of course, you wont hear much about that in mainstream media), we need more equal incentives to expand way more into other forms of energy too.

We are wasting and splurging way too much not just on corporate welfare, but also on funding unnecessary defense spending as it is, and every year that the defense spending budget grows, they have to spend that amount (like in any business/ company), to keep at least the same budget approval for the next year. Some folks say the damage is done and we just have to live with it, etc (as far as climate change) ... there is alwayz room for improvement and to clean house. We are so worried about being the global idol and role model ... while many are not loving us around the globe as much as we may fantasize. Last I heard, we are currently under this new administration, talking about even rolling back regulations for these oil/ energy producers that are already fucking up big time and cant even control themselves, causing economic damage as well as environmental. With a President engaging in these bitch fights with places like North Korea, while planning on shelling out billions more on that crap. You want to really make this country a leader, innovator, role model, etc? ... do something different that changes business as usual, and contributes to real progress that shines, and you will really be recognized and make your mark in the world and set a new trend and goals. Enough out of my mouth on this ... listen to Park Williams below, and read the PDF as well for some further insight. After that at the bottom I included some photos in a link of the aftermath of some of these fires, and some video as well.


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Alton Park Williams | Bioclimatologist- Assistant Research Professor @ Columbia University





***** DEMOCRACY NOW: As Deadly Wildfires Rage in California, a Look at How Global Warming Fuels Decades of Forest Fires ... (video/ transcript)




***** PNAS | John T. Abatzoglou & A. Park Williams: Impact of anthropogenic change on wildfire across western US forests ... (PDF & SI)




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***** BUZZFEED NEWS: 16 Devastating Pictures From The Aftermath Of California's Wildfires ... (photos)




WILDFIRES In Napa Santa Rosa Sonoma California Canyon County Yuba Tubbs Atlas - Fire Burn 10/ 10/ 2017! ... Thanx to ReblopTV




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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

ONE NATION UNDER GOD/ KEVIN M. KRUSE: How CORPORATE America Invented CHRISTIAN America ... PREYING on the PEOPLE with $$$$ & PRAYER ... The "Christianity Incorporated" Edition ... (CORPORATCOMMUNAZICA PT.16)- (HUMAN MORALITY PT. 23)

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Kevin M. Kruse | Department of History



First up ... my thoughts and condolences to the families of the victims killed and injured in the recent Las Vegas mass shooting/ terror attack (CNN- victims), before anything else ... the problem in this country is NOT concert goers or the musicians ... our problems are some of our politicians and the rest that I do in these series. This posting will be for the "Corporatcommunazica" and "Human Morality" series of this blog/ journal. It is to highlight some interviews with History Professor Kevin M. Kruse, concerning one of his books. This is a posting I planned on doing some time back, but like many, never got around to it, I have many things that I want to post on, stuff jotted down on paper, etc ... that I simply dont get to, so better late than never. What inspired it the other day, was the last posting I done concerning the NFL player National Anthem piece, so it came to mind again. Whether you agree with Kruse or not, it's healthy information for thought, so I think the guy is worth the listen. In fairness to Eisenhower, even founding fathers like Pres. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, seemed to use religion/ God concept as a tool for the citizens, as far as promoting unity and virtue to build society on, and came from christian upbringing, yet their own beliefs as far as where they stood on denomination was questionable, prescribing a type of generic religion of sort for the public, but separating themselves, seeming more deist than anything. I've known many atheists and pagans with high moral standards, so I dont believe that a prescribed religion is the only way to achieve that in a society. Some video, audio, read/ transcript below ... then after below, I will add some of my own thoughts on the related.





***** NPR | KERA: Interview: Kevin Kruse, Author Of 'One Nation Under God' ... (audio interview, book review, transcript)




One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America ... Thanx to WVPT Public Media





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As for me, I think Kevin makes some really good points concerning todayz corporatization using religion, same as politics as a tool to take over everything ... they (oligarchs) see their version of todayz capitalism design as soul mates with the carefully created religious ideology they molded, in todayz popular culture package of neoliberalism. I dont really enjoy much doing postings on religion or even politics ... I do them because of the issues/ problems with both, as another one of millions of folks on online media to bring atencion to it ... I actually like to do music postings the most, and as far as I'm concerned, I have too much religion and politics in here, in the past I trashed several hundred postings I had in here. My views should be fairly clear in these series, for me, this is nothing new. I point out throughout related postings/ series about what I call the "3 entities" to simplify it some ... bottom line, the manipulation and control of folks by government, corporations/ banks and religions, more like institutionalized programming of the masses. Nor do I see any of this as having a thing to do with belief in God/ Allah/ Higher Power, or spiritual at all, to me it's like a newly revised and repackaging of power and wealth doing what they alwayz done for centuries. At the same time, considering the type of system and era we live in ... I dont see the idea/ design of capitalism or corporations as the problem, but just a handful and their culture of those at the top as being the problem. Same with religion or ones personal beliefs, just those at the top in clergy and who dictates and buys them as the problem, and you can bet on it, that they are not being guided by spiritual divinity. Spirituality shouldnt be about oppression, slavery, thievery, wars to invade nations to take everything they have, or make them think to your specifications, etc. Politics shouldnt be about a handful of oligarchs controlling what should be the peoples voice and representation with a governing body, etc, the structure of our government has nothing wrong with it, only those who try to contaminate it ... and taxes should be to benefit our societies, not to give it all to those who have too much to begin with. Banks, corporations and capitalism by design shouldnt increase slavery, poverty, despair, austerity, etc ... or to create monopolies that restrict fair trade instead of expanding it. So whatever definitions, semantics, labels and sugarcoating you try to peddle these ideas as ... is bullshit, so dont let them manipulate you as much as they try, that is where you lose. These systems are not designed badly, they are abused and contaminated by a few only.

I look at this neoliberalism, market, institutionalized commercialized religion being pushed by the west today, as like an extension of the Roman Empire, and when they get "too big and fail", when their empires fall and the masses see through them, another takes over ... using the same shit and motives, with a different packaging and sales pitch. When you look at it, everything is controlled and designed over the centuries, to revise, refresh and keep past failed empires, ideologies and such alive to benefit those who would lose their asses otherwise, if they didnt have control over it. As far as religion in Christianity for example that is talked about above ... I even view the Holy Bible/ New Testament as Constantine's Bible, although some would disagree with me, saying that it was not finalized till years after the death of the Roman Emperor Constantine (Constantine order to Council of Nicaea), and text centuries before Constantine. I see institutional Christianity the same, of Constantine, who brought it mainstream, and freeing christians from past persecution, around 313 AD, first recognized as Roman religion about 323 AD through 380 AD. For me it was Constantine who kick started and inspired it all, from the Holy Bible of "today", to the religious- political institution of Christianity. Did not Constantine have a so called "divine intervention vision", that guided him to incorporate it into military, and conquer everyone he could to obtain wealth, power and control of trade? ... of course he did, and even crediting his victories and power to it himself, it served as a political tool as well ... you know ... conquer, destroy, control and enslave, in the name of goodness, liberty and patriotic duty, sound familiar? Christianity as a political and monetary institutional form and tool, made its way to conquer so many lands east and west, the Inquisition was an institutional group in the government of the Catholic Church ... you dont bow to and obey the oligarchs, you suffer and die ... and not because it is the will of God, but of men. Even in conquering the Americas and its natives, it was full of bloodshed, war, slavery, oppression and thievery, etc. Adolf Hitler used institutionalized Christianity for the same reasons, and to eradicate/ execute humans that they didnt approve of existing ... the Ku Klux Klan also used Christianity as a tool for racism and killing blacks and undesirables in our country. A country in our time like Saudi Arabia with their Wahhabism, institutionalize and politicize the faith of Islam in the Arab world to do what those I pointed out above do with Christianity ... and to gain power, wealth, conquer lands, and keep indefinite control, and to exterminate humans, even of the Muslim faith, who do not bow and obey to them.

It is also popular thought, or what I see as propaganda, that these institutional/ political religions are growing in numbers and the masses are embracing them more and more ... all that IS REALLY happening, is those at the top are spending a fortune to promote more of its media propaganda. This is all bullshit as well to me, many folks may claim to be of a religious brand/ faith, or have faith in God, especially when times get tough like now, and austerity and oppression are imposed more, while people lose their liberties slowly, but noticeably ... but as far as people embracing this institutional and political religion, frankly, people are losing faith and trust in it, because many are seeing what it's all about ... as also historically happens in any culture and empire, over and over. The same as people are losing faith in the governments and their political party favourites and its prepaid flunkies ... there is actually a resistance to all this once again growing, much more than those embracing this garbage. Just like other times throughout history over thousands of years, when these institutions once again, get too big and fail, the majority of the people dump them and walk away. Which they historically alwayz do fail over time, and will fail again, as far as empires, religions, politics and their prepaid institutions ... so like a merry- go- round ... those at top will try once again to convince the masses that they and their institutions are the chosen saviours of humanity and all our problems, and design some new bullshit, to try to preserve their old bullshit. In the meantime between these recorded events in human history, the majority alwayz manages to slowly create changes and maintain a certain amount of liberties and even some new ones that are past due. It is the majority who make everything work, most of those at the top, dont do much of damn thing, which is why I dont see many as "elite", or care to ever bow to them or praise them ... I mean, frankly we dont need them ... for where would they be without us? As far as their bullshit, that they are serving or doing the will of God ... they are only using the concept of God, to serve and do for themselves, nothing else ... dont waste your time, life and energy on trying to gain 'their' approval. Because of the subject in this posting, I wanted to close out with a video from Jesse Dollemore below, of some of this "prosperity gospel" snake oil of today, that Houston televangelist Joel Osteen (wikipedia) peddles for millions ($$$$) to millions of folks. Enough from me.


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Joel Osteen's "Gospel" Message to Starving and Thirsty Children ... Thanx to dollemore




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Monday, September 25, 2017

NFL NATIONAL ANTHEM PROTESTS 2017: Players Stand STRONG For DEMOCRACY Against The PUMPED TRUMP's NFL Dump & President Trump's DISREGARD of AMERICAN DEMOCRACY ... The "SIDELINES SOLIDARITY" Edition ... (PUBLIC PATRIOTS PT.53)

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Buffalo Bills players kneeling sunday 24 September 2017 to the pregame National Anthem, in defiance to President Trump's remarks about the athletes, more than 200 players in the NFL joined in.




President Donald Trump Withdraws Invitation To White House From Stephen Curry | NBC Nightly News ... Thanx to NBC News



This posting will be Part 53 of the "Public Patriots" series of this journal/ blog. This is a topic that is saturated in mainstream media today, and many folks are speaking out for or against this, including the President's constant tweet/ Twitter remarks, and just a real mess ... so I wanted to do a response posting myself on it. Above, an opening video with President Trump's views, first video below is from Dallas' WFAA sports anchor Dale Hansen and his viewpoint ... then below I wanted to include a response video as well from U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin for a reason, as well as some newsread linked below. After, I will add my response to this mess.




Dale Hansen Unplugged (Dallas sportscaster/ anchor) ... Thanx to Chris Yurasits






***** SPORTSDAY | DALLAS COWBOYS: Players from almost every NFL team kneel, lock arms, more for national anthem: 'There is no greater unifier' ... (newsread)




Steve Mnuchin: NFL players can 'do free speech on their own time' ... Thanx to Raw Story





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This is actually incredible the way this is getting covered especially by this President, at least, the type of propaganda that this is being twisted into by the President and his circle. It's not really fair at all, is why I wanted to do this posting, and the media is also under pressure from power of corporate entities as usual. First of all, speaking about "free speech" and the limitations on such imposed by these folks ... the players have NOT said a WORD, they just took a kneel, kneeling is NOT speaking, bottom line. The protest that started with Colin Kaepernick, is concerning the injustice, excessive use of force, killing civilians, and the growing militarization of police in America ... it IS NOT about disrespect for our military, flag, or the country. This has nothing to do with the flag, military, or first responders ... it is a corporate promoted ball game, where corporations it appears, stepped in and took over as the NFL stopped taking their tax- exempt/ non- profit status. I'm sure that these young men care about this country, and this is exactly why they are doing this ... this is what democracy is all about in this constitutional republic, this is the American thing to do. When I listen to the President, he sounds more like a ruling dictator as the months go on, instead of a U.S. President ... as if he's a king (I think in his mind he looks at himself as a king). What has been happening in America more and more, is taking this patriotism talk to an extreme, and promoting big business sports and now controlling what used to be just simply fans wanting to open a game with the national anthem. This is being expanded through propaganda and pressure to try to make it mandatory, that we do the national anthem while showing support for corporate communism, which like in everything else, is taking over our sports, military/ defense and our representative government and legislation priorities. It is sickening enough, that there is hardly any stadiums left in this country that dont have the name of a multinational investment bank or corporation on them, the games are also to promote these entities, and you cannot even look at a field without a saturation of such. Even the commercials are oversaturated in these games promoting these same entities business, that seem to have a monopoly of sort on our so called free market.

The reason I wanted to put the Steve Mnuchin video above, is to show just how ridiculous this dictatorship type administration has gotten, the boldness of these SOB's in incredible. Mnuchin is also currently under investigation for using tax money for extravagant personal travel expenses (NY Daily News). Slow down a minute and watch the video, and ask yourself ... why in Hell do we have a Wall Street investment banker and hedge fund manager dictating what the NFL should do and what should be mandatory to prove patriotism? ... this is insane. How patriotic is our President?, did he serve this country in the military? ... no, Trump received 5 deferments from the draft, he done everything he could to AVOID serving to be honest here. Trump talks endlessly about American jobs ... yet he and his daughter Ivanka use cheap Chinese and Indonesian labour for their products, instead of bringing their jobs back here, they could still make a good profit using American labour, but refuse to. I could go on and on ... where is the patriotism? ... why are not veterans getting a big boost in support under his administration? The President tweets that NFL attendance is down because of this ... that IS NOT accurate, he is trying to push this as a sort of cheap propaganda from his phone. Actually the NFL players are making a fortune for corporations ... and the reason you have maybe some loss in attendance is because of the outrageous prices of tickets to see a game these dayz ... just talk to folks that you know in your town or online about ticket prices and outrageous food and drink concession prices. You can watch the game on your big screen tele with friends at home in HD or a sports bar, with better close ups and replays ... and drink real beer, not cheap draft beer and watered down drinx overpriced. It's bad enough what they are turning our sports activities into in this country, set aside all the cost milking.

President Trump complains about some of the penalties when players clash and some purposely out of anger may injure other players in unsportsmanlike conduct, the President sayz they're taking the fun out of the game, that we should promote injury and ask for blood as well. This is not bloody damn ancient Rome, and the President in 2017 is NOT supposed to be a fuhrer. Would you treat your son like that if he wanted to take up professional sports? ... of course not. Do you know why these players get paid millions to play? ... because they are what makes this multi-billion dollar industry work ... they also have to retire usually by 40 years old at tops because of the physical demand and injuries. Many of these players spend many hours as volunteers in their communities across America helping people and raising money for those in need ... what in Hell has this President done in America to show his patriotism for all this country done for him? Not just the players, but even the managers/ owners and coaches are sick of having the President tweet this garbage ... people like the President and his administration are always talking about staying out of business ... then why in Hell are y'all knee deep in it? These players need to stand up to this, I commend every single one of them and look at them as public patriots for taking the kneel position ... to me, these young men are far more brave and patriotic than the President of this country ... these young men represent what actual democracy should be about. In the next hour, all eyes in America will be on Monday Night Football in Phoenix (ABC | ESPN, 7:30 CST) ... where the 1win/ 1- loss Arizona Cardinals will host the visiting 1- win/ 1 loss Dallas Cowboys. I am pulling of course for the Cowboys, and I will still watch and support even if any of the players from either team kneel for the national anthem ... enough from me.


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Thursday, September 7, 2017

TOSCHA FAY SPONSLER: Texas Woman on ESCAPING Police Custody & STEALING Their Car 101 ... "90 MPH Girl ... I Can See You Had Your FUN!!" {:-) ... (LADIES a Lil on the HOT & SPICY side PT.9)- (DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE? PT.11)


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Texas Woman Steals Police Car Then Crashes It During Chase ... Thanx to PoliceActivity



This posting will be for both "LADIES a Lil on the HOT & SPICY side" and "Defensive Driving Course?" series of this journal/ blog. This happened in Lufkin Texas, the video above is a sort of instructional video I figured, to highlight as a lesson for those evading police as well as the police themselves, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) Lufkin is kind of a sleepy town besides the annual Zombie Walk and a few local festivities, a town of about 35,000 down in the woods of Deep East Texas. Toscha Fay! ... what can I say? ... some look at what Toscha did as dumb ... but I have to grade her with an "A" for effort, and you have balls ... and even declined medical care after your crash, you pulled through good! Cops pulled a "PIT" maneuver (pursuit intervention technique) on her after about a 23 mile chase of multiple agencies at speeds of up to 100 mph, causing her to lose control and crash. She gave you boyz a run for your money, eh? ... good to see you boyz get a little action. {:-) Toscha took her shot because she has other cases and knew she was going down anywayz, may as well go for the gusto, in other words, eh? ... I mean, she got out of her cuffs, the unit cage wasnt in place, so why not take the vehicle and book? Although, it would have been better just to take the petty theft case and go down (jail), then they would bundle/ consolidate your pending cases of whatever with it, and make a flat deal/ bargain ... now you have more serious charges and case. In the old dayz it was easier to make a getaway, and even jumping bond after ... you could move a half a dozen state lines, cross into Canada or Mexico ... stay on the low/ incognito for the 7 year or so statute of limitations, and you're good to go ... today, different ballgame. I like your style Toscha, reminds me of the old dayz in a way, you're a class act girl! {:-) The Ulta Beauty store called the cops because of shoplifting on Toscha, and credit to her for keeping up with her beauty cosmetics needs.

But Toscha has a handful of felonies now on her, including evading, escape, car theft, using the car as a weapon, and assault on an officer ... when cops were going through her bags to get stolen goods, they also found a little methamphetamine, so that's another felony. Police say they seen her trying to grab the shotgun in the unit while driving, that is mechanically locked in place ... that wont hold in court though, basically supposition. Surprising to me, her total bond is only $18,000 ... which means you need at least $2000 cash to get bonded, and the bail joint will also want property collateral, since they will flag you as a flight risk. Toscha also has quite a lengthy prior record from what I seen ... let me just say, she's been a busy young lady, and leave it there. Here's the bottom line (of course taking priors in consideration) as far as the legal end ... you're gonna have to do some time on this girl. And it's the best way to go, they're going to shoot at minimal for 4 to 20 opening (and you dont want a jury trial on a case like this in f'n Angelina County, trust me), plus the prosecution is going to push the "habitual" card due to priors. Take a plea between 2 to 10 is okay, in 2 or 3 bids ... decline and negotiate, work the clock in other words, try to get it where you can do a couple years and walk, you can on 5 to 10, that's your best shot. You dont want even a lengthy probation ... because frankly, it may be difficult to do it on paper (probation) and reporting, UA's, etc ... without catching another case/ violation. Other than that ... I wish Toscha the best on her cases, and hope she gets her shit together after all is done. The official newsread below from Lufkin Daily News, and a closing song/ video dedicated to Toscha below.


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***** LUFKIN DAILY NEWS: Lufkin police release video of pursuit involving stolen patrol vehicle ... (newsread)




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I wanted to dedicate this song to Toscha. "Crosstown Traffic" is a 1968 classic originally by Jimi Hendrix with fitting lyrics that also inspired part of the postings title. It's covered below by Hayley Richman  ... an impressive upcoming vocalist/ songwriter out of Montreal, Quebec. This will also be added to the "RCJ MUSIC/ ARTS HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY".


Crosstown Traffic- Jimi Hendrix Cover ... Thanx to Hayley Richman




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Monday, September 4, 2017

TASH SULTANA: "Jungle", "Blackbird", " Surrender To The Night", "Brain Flower" and Interview ... (BEAUTIFUL GIRLZ PT.23)


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     **** Tash Sultana | Musician | Melbourne (website)




Tash Sultana- The Feed (Interview) ... Thanx to SBS VICELAND



This selection for the music/ arts honour roll society of this journal/ blog is one I been intending for some time now. To honour, sample and highlight some of the music of Tash Sultana (Wikipedia) out of Melbourne, Australia ... because when I first laid eyes and ears on this artist, I knew she was a bundle of talent, and her vocal abilities really stood out with me. For me, Tash is top notch category as far as composition, multi- instrumental coordination and use, with uniquely smooth yet powerful vocal abilities, as well as outstanding guitar work ... a natural rhythm machine all wrapped up in one. Tash is considered as a one woman band ... Tash does it all and masters any instrument she layz her hands on, whether it's woodwinds, percussions, keyboards, strings, etc. Tash is a self taught musician who started on a guitar her grandfather gave her at age 3. She used music in a psychotherapeutic way to overcome some obstacles she faced as a teen as well ... to clear her mind you can say. Having an indie entrepreneurial type spirit, she started street busking her music, being she had a difficult time trying to fit into the standard conformity of society and finding a regular job. While busking on the streets of Melbourne to earn a living, she also in 2013 hooked up her stuff on Bandcamp, later putting her worx on YouTube, receiving millions of views in short time ... gaining a following there as well as the local street scene. She started touring and playing on larger scale productions as well ... and putting out an EP that went over well quickly on her own independent record label, receiving a couple awards, also getting significant recognition and play in Europe as well (tonedeaf.com). 2017 was a year of endless touring for her, with sold out shows in various countries of the globe ... so 2018/ 2019 will even be bigger with release of her first full album coming in 2018 ... her father quit his job to be her roadie on the touring. Even while touring, she has also still done busking on the streets.

I selected videos from live on stage performance, to street busking, to studio ... from electronic to acoustic to sample below, and an interview with her at the top of the posting. She will also be added in the "Beautiful Girlz" series for her beauty, personality and showmanship, being an inspiration to others of her generation that have faced similar obstacles, her talent, DIY independent entrepreneurial approach, and view on life. I am wishing her the best of best in her career and the reward that comes with it, and you can expect much to come from this musician in time, bank on it! ... Enjoy ....





Tash Sultana- 'Jungle' (triple j One Night Stand) ... Thanx to triple j





Tash Sultana- Blackbird- 7 Layers Sessions #5 (Amsterdam) ... Thanx to 7 Layers





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Tash Sultana- Surrender To The Night (Live on Bourke St) ... Thanx to Offstage





Tash Sultana- Brain Flower @ Melbourne CBD H&M Gpo Building ... Thanx to Li Bruce





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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

HURRICANE HARVEY | ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE PT.2: From Politically Correct Economics to Politipop Self Censorship & The CONSEQUENCES of Our Part in EXTREME WEATHER ... The "SOW & REAP/ SCIENTIFIC CAUSE & EFFECT" Edition ... (GLOBAL WAR'N'ING PT. 50)


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Telephone Rd @ Fuqua St ... Southeast Houston





How climate change makes hurricanes worse ... Thanx to Vox



First of all, my heart and thoughts go out to the folks who got hit by these intense storms on the Texas Coast, so this posting is also a local posting. As I write this hundreds are being transported to Dallas, we have so many shelter facilities up here, and I assume that thousands from Houston metro will be up here soon, we can handle many due to the size of Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex and abundance of facilities. This post will be Part 50 of the "Global War'n'ing" series and Part 2 of "Anthropogenic Climate Change". The mainstream news networx have done a great job at reporting this ... however, there is not much talk about why this is happening in corporate media ... so this posting and the links will be to look at the reason and what we are up against to come. Houston's location and weather naturally makes it more vulnerable with increased weather activity ... I experienced flooding myself in Houston 40 years back, as you can see here in the 2nd paragraph ... nothing like this though. But, because of global warming, I have been expecting this to happen to Houston and explaining this to folks locally here in Texas for a good 30 years or so now, because I keep up with weather and global warming and the cause and effect scientific assessments ... like the old saying ... "You reap what you sow". Several folks I have talked to I know think I'm a little nutty when talking about this, or think I'm fixed on doom and gloom, I'm anti- business, etc. But I actually believe in science instead of politipop programming, so I have reason to have expected this for so long. Scientists for decades have been warning us of this, most folks chose to ignore it, politically correct economics have made much to be swept under the rug, and many are programmed financially, politically or otherwise to practice self- censorship.

Above, there is an easy to understand quick video from Vox to explain hurricane intensity and causes. I also chose two read links below, one from Dr. Michael E. Mann to look at the science of this in easy to understand terms, and one from George Monbiot to talk more about the sort of politipop social programming and neglect part, which is straight to the point, if you like to hear honesty. Actually this is much less complex to understand than some may think ... it's a matter of listening/ reading, so you dont have to be some scientific brain ... it's simple as understanding what will happen when you get the wrong fluids in your car engine, or if you were to get toxic man- made chemical waste in a fish pond/ lake. Also I wanted to add a recap video from "Understanding Climate Change" of the events over a few dayz of the 200 mile stretch between the Corpus Christi and Houston- Galveston areas, the outer rain bands extended inland as far as San Antonio and Austin ... because no one compiles these events like this YouTube channel. I recommend the "Understanding Climate Change" channel as well ... because it compiles not just what happened in Houston or U.S. ... but daily uploads on the entire globe. What we see in Houston is just a small taste actually of what happens globally on a weekly basis. The reason you dont hear about it in corporate media, is because mostly poor people get killed by the extreme weather, in parts of the world that are almost obsolete to major U.S. news coverage of it, and no one cares until it hits major importante business and city areas ... and much here in America is informally and subliminally censored. After below, I will add some views on this of my own.




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Dr. Michael E. Mann                    George Monbiot




*****  THE GUARDIAN/ DR. MICHAEL E. MANN: It's a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly ...




***** THE GUARDIAN/ GEORGE MONBIOT: Why are the crucial questions about Hurricane Harvey not being asked? ... (newsread/ video)




***** NY TIMES: Houston, Before and After Harvey ... (videos)




Climate & Extreme Weather News #59 (Hurricane Harvey & Houston Flood Update) ... Thanx to Understanding Climate Change




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Exxon Mobil Misled on Climate Change (PBS News; 23rd August 2017) ... Thanx to Understanding Climate Change




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I also noticed when scanning videos on YouTube, that so many people are either really politically/ socially brainwashed or just have nothing better to do, but to bitch at each other instead of looking at the real reasons this is happening. As usual I seen people on the politipop right saying that global warming is a myth, politipop religious folks saying that Texas got hit because of sinful cities like Houston ... non religious people on the politipop left saying that Texas got hit because it is saturated with republican neanderthals or whatever (an example here of the online talk during the Texas rains in the summer of 2015). This is a result of human actions as far as the increased intensity of these storms, it is NOT political, spiritual or related ... it is a result of human institutionally and financially programmed thought, pop- culture, extreme greed and neglect. I agree that the Earth has been slowly warming naturally since the end of the ice age, but I also have scientific reason to agree that human activity has sped up the Earth warming 100 fold ... what would naturally take several thousand years, we are making happen by our activity in just a couple hundred years, in other words. In most of this, the wealthiest people of the globe look at us and laugh how we buy their propaganda all the way to the bank, they are the ones that keep us at each others throats and use their political flunkies to feed us nonsense, with expanded corporate media debate panels and distractions to the reality that many dont want to hear or even think. The wealth though will not be laughing for long rest assured, when it hits their pocketbooks, markets, properties, industries and families ... in time ... Houston being a perfect example of what can and will happen. Many folks that I talked to in Dallas have been shocked at the weather this summer (all summer), with below average temps and rain every week and cloudy dayz ... and up here, had nothing to do with the hurricane, usually it is hot and dry most of the summer in Dallas. I tell them again ... it's a result of global warming. A few thought that global warming means it would just be a hotter and drier summer ... but this is exactly how global warming worx though as I explain to some folks. Bottom line is more precipitation all over the globe and intensity of storms, dry spells, heat spells, flooding, snow/ ice storms, jet stream and high pressure upper atmospheric changes etc, ... as George Monbiot calls it for what it is ... "climate breakdown".

Also, it's quite obvious by now, that we are not going to be able to reverse the damage already done as far as extreme climate ... you can say this is bigger than us. This is also why I expect to see this more not only on the Texas or Gulf coast in hurricane storm seasons, I expect more of these intensified catastrophic storms even hitting the eastern coast of the U.S. from Boston to Miami metro areas. Just in some of the last storms in the northeast corridor, NYC subways had water falls from the flooding ... cities like NYC and Miami as example are not only in the U.S. path of these storms, their central city areas are located almost at sea levels right at the edge of the ocean ... and many major cities and economic hubs of the globe are located like this. Central Houston is actually 40+ miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico (other parts of south Houston closer), connected by a ship channel port into Central Houston. Unlike when the hurricane of 1900 hit Galveston Island killing some 6000 to 12,000 people (Wikipedia), where they after built a seawall and elevating the city 15'ft, you cannot do this to Houston because of the size and expense, but they can do some improved engineering and infrastructure to drain it better, but would also cost a fortune. But at this point, we are only capable of building infrastructure to try to soften the blows to come, which will cost alot. I also expect insurance companies to try to get out of paying much in this with legislative loopholes. I also expect large oil companies on the Gulf to pressure Congress to pay damages and government to subsidize them more on this. No, I dont see any reason to subsidize them even more, after all, it is their neglect that intensifies this damage, just like the spills ... but our establishment politicians fall to their knees when these companies come calling for more welfare/ handouts ... both, left and right. They will threaten us with jobs and energy demand talk, rising gas prices at the pump or whatever ... so be it ... raise the gas prices and do whatever, maybe it will enlighten folks on what our true enemy is. People are already scared of your talk and the catastrophic weather as it is ... in time, they will lose their fear and resist more. This is nothing but more of the continuing threat and fear of economics, and countries like Russia having more energy power or related, and a race to outdo them, etc.

The other things that are of concern, will be the possibility of diseases/ viruses that can grow and spread in especially warm and wet weather conditions. Places like Houston/ Southeast Texas does not have hard freezes like Dallas/ North Texas does every year either. I expect they will find more dead after these waters recede ... it's too early to even guess the fatality figures ... many are just now being reported as missing. Right now, a Houston area chemical plant is being evacuated because of a possible explosion brewing and dangerous chemical spill due to this storm (KHOU11). It's not just the huge oil business in this area that should be of concern, I hear no talk about facilities such as the South Texas Nuclear Project facilities down in Baytown Texas (Wikipedia), and the possible damage to them, now or to come ... so you can see, this is more than just a flooding large city. The last thing I want to hear out of our President or Washington politicians, is building a goddamn border wall to keep out border jumpers ... this is financial stupidity in comparison to our infrastructure needs. I would tell Trump who wants this border wall of his, to pay for it out of his own goddamn pocket, and if it worx, I'll later ask Mexico to reimburse him ... I mean, isnt that the same bullshit he tells us? We have a President, who on one hand sayz that global warming is a hoax ... yet is so in fear himself ... that he wants to build a seawall for his Ireland golf resort to protect his property from the rising sea level waters that he believes is a hoax ... that's about as twisted as you can get. I wouldnt depend on a politician to give me a scientific assessment of climate any more than I would depend on a person who flips burgers to give me an assessment on what's wrong with my car transmission, eh? The damage to the economy with these and GDP is enormous, not just in oil industries either, the ripple effect to so much industry can also economically paralyze us with extreme weather ... so it's something that will hit the wealthiest investors hard too. This is the reason why I stress throughout this journal/ series of the importance of much more public and private investment in green/ renewable energies, and more stricter self regulation, not just from government, because it is in the interest of business ... being actually pro- business. It is more economically sensible and business savvy to spend more on environmental safety, lessen mistakes, accidents and catastrophes ... than having to monetarily lose a Hell of alot more after the damage is done, eh? ... Enough from me.


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Monday, August 7, 2017

ONLINE ROMANCE/ DATING SCAMS: Though the LOVE May Seem THERE, Take CARE on the DARE ... The "Wine & Dine Online" Edition ... (LOVE IS IN THE AIR PT.7)- (LAST CALL TO ROB Y'ALL PT.6)


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DATING SCAM!! Match.com eharmony tinder bumble Targeting middle aged women ... Thanx to John Doe



This posting will be for the "Love Is In The Air" and "Last Call To Rob Ya'll" series of this journal/ blog. What inspires the posting is a news clip I caught on local tele last week about a guy in Houston that got scammed out of nearly $80K using an online dating service. After following up on his story ... I actually didnt believe him, I'll admit ... I mean, I just said to myself ... "no bloody damn way, there's more to this". When looking into this online though, I was actually surprised on how much this goes on and been going on for several years. I was equally surprised to find out most scammed are women in these type scores. This posting is not to discredit online dating services either, I realize the importance of them, and am sure that thousands of great matches are made with them ... so the posting is only awareness. I knew very little about online dating services, besides seeing them alwayz advertised on the tele commercials or online. I never used online dating services ... or can even recall off hand anyone I know telling me that they used them, so I was totally blown away hearing these cases, wondering "how in Hell can these folks buy this?". I did not have any postings in this journal focused on this, so I wanted to do a posting on it. I opened with a video above from Ken Childs (CALI), a licensed private investigator who worx the LA area, he gives some tips on how this worx, hear the guy out. A couple news videos below from Greg (Houston victim) and Rachelle ... and a couple links in between them that I chose out of several, and hopefully they are of use to the reader. Afterwards below that, I will add some input of my own.




Scam victims left broke and brokenhearted ... Thanx to KHOU 11






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***** FORBES | Diana Hembree: Online Romance Scams Are Fleecing More Americans ... (newsread)



Online Dating Scam report- Match.com ... Thanx to Jeff Joslin





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Dont feel invincible if you are working class or a lower income/ assets level than some ... you may see many of these that get burned for 10's or 100's of thousands and think if you dont have that much, you have nothing to worry about, etc ... but you should alwayz be alert and sharp. Here's the bottom line ... if you're online searching through folks, trusting them simply on a profile and photo, a few online chats or emails ... you're vulnerable. The importante pointer mentioned above, is to get to meet the person ... and the sooner, the better. The reason I say sooner better, is because you may be online like Greg in the above video, saying that you are working and busy and dont have time to go out to social clubs or whatever ... meaning you're pressed for time too. You may also have time to be online and figure you can like go through alot more applicants/ prospects in your time. Either way, if you have ANY time to be on a PC or phone searching for possible dates ... this means you also have that time to meet someone besides online. Of course, the online way is more choices and straight connects/ contacts, easier, etc ... folks you figure are like you, and eager to meet someone. Another thing, dont get TOO eager, whether you are shopping for a date, or shopping for a car or anything else ... bottom line lesson ... too eager can burn you too, take it easy before you jump head over heels. For many of these folks that do this for convenience, saving time, or more choices ... look at some of these, and the amount of time they're spending in these online chats. Limit the time you are going to devote to a person, I dont care how much they attract you ... remember, you're banking on a photo and some chat that is in the open through a computer network, regardless of how personal and intimate you think it is or may feel at the time. Be careful of what you accept from a person too ... as you can see above, you can be sent gifts, and they may get it back 10 fold later on the bite/ scam ... like in any hustle.

Be straight up when you do this too as far as yourself ... I notice that many folks are trying to make themselves out to be more than what they are to impress. If a person cant accept you for what you are as your real self ... and you have to pretend to attract them ... you should walk right there ... it's a "no go". Some may think "well they're so good looking, and sound so nice" and thinking this is the "catch" of their life. If you lose a catch, especially in cyberspace of someone that you never even met face to face and you feel pressured ... WALK ... look at it like catching a bus ... you missed one, you'll catch another later. There is no reason to continue for months or years online hearing tearjerker stories and being asked for money one time after another, and any time someone offers to send you money orders, cashier checks or whatever to put in your account for them ... you WALK. I can understand a one time deal and showing your generosity and love ... but this over and over thing of asking for money transfers of any kind should put up a red flag. Even if they try to present you with some kind of photos or documentation online ... if it isnt in your hand, you have to question ... so discipline of yourself is a strong asset. If things dont work online ... dont keep wasting your time, look for other wayz to put yourself in a position to where you may meet someone. You know ... when I was younger and dating, we didnt have online dating, they did have contacts through publications/ magazines, etc ... that was it. I cant even recall actually "looking" for a date ... it alwayz came unexpectedly, at a music club/ venue, public transit, park, library, store, bumping into someone on the street in small chat, etc. I actually met my wife on a bus in small chat while up north visiting familia, she was living in New Jersey, I gave her my number and told her I live in Dallas and would like to talk to her further if and when she had time ... simple. Millions of folks met others that simple way, and many not expecting to meet someone ... there is alwayz someone out there for you ... it just may not be as quick as a click.


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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

ANIMALS AS LEADERS: "Cognitive Contortions", "Wave of Babies | Tosin Abasi", "Physical Education", "Ectogenesis" ... & Interview

                 
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Animals As Leaders Talk New Album + Much More! ... Thanx to The Circle Pit



This selection and entry into the music/ arts honour roll society of this journal/ blog is to honour and showcase some of the work of "Animals as Leaders" (wikipedia) out of Washington, DC ... an opening interview above with Tosin and Javier from 2013. This posting of music fits well in mood with another unusually rainy day here in Dallas, which has been very frequent and almost daily all summer ... usually it's simply sunny, dry and hot in summer months here. This is an instrumental crew without any vocals that covers quite a variation of genre and sound ... they are mellow and melodic, as well as heavy and intense ... combining simple and complex rhythms and composition. The emotion of this instrumentation pours out a voice of its own without vocals. The concept started with Tosin back around 2007 after Tosin's former band Reflux disbanded (and Tosin is among my favourites on guitar work) ... with a few ideas, demos, and a buddy Misha Mansoor. Matt Garstka came in on drums in 2012 after Navene Koperweis left ... and Matt is outstanding on drums, I been viewing some of his lessons here on YouTube. Tosin hooked up with a guitar/ bass favourite of his, Javier Reyes ... and there you have it. When you bring together 3 individuals with the music genius and talent like these ... well ... you usually end up with a great product, to put it simple. Tosin and Javier also have signature 8- string guitars designed to specification ... the ESP-LTD JR- 608 of Javier, and the Ibanez TAM100 of Tosin. AAL have 4 full albums, they have gained quite a fan base and touring worldwide, which is understandable listening to them. Tosin and Javier are also members of another crew called T.R.A.M. (Facebook) ... which includes former Mars Volta member Adrian Terrazas- Gonzalez. I'm wishing them all the best of yet to come in their endeavors ... and Thanx for all the great stuff. I selected some video, studio and live work to showcase below ... Enjoy!





ANIMALS AS LEADERS- Cognitive Contortions (Music Video) ... Thanx to SumerianRecords





Animal as Leaders, Tosin Abasi plays "Wave of Babies" on EMGtv ... Thanx to EMGtv





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Animals As Leaders- Physical Education (live Kiev 3 october 2016) ... Thanx to punk2441





Animals as Leaders- Ectogenesis [Live- 12/ 11/ 16 - Gas Monkey- Dallas, TX] ... Thanx to xSteamPunk





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Friday, July 28, 2017

JEFFREY PAYNE 4 TEXAS GOVERNOR: "Mr.Leather GOES To AUSTIN ... to Make TEXAS GREAT Again" ... PAYNE Where PAIN is Due ... The "Cracking the Whip" Edition ... (TEXAS GUBERNATORIAL RACE 2018 PT.1)


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Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne

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First Interview With Democratic Candidate For Texas Governor ... Thanx to CBSDFW



This posting will serve as Part 1 of "Texas Gubernatorial Race 2018" for this journal/ blog. It will be to highlight Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne, the first Democratic candidate to challenge Governor Greg Abbott for Governor of Texas, with an opening video above with Jeffrey. Many in Texas politics media, think that Abbott is a slam dunk win ... for me, you have not won ... until you won, eh? ... get out and vote, regardless of what they think or say! We have so many issues in Texas that are being ignored concerning our people ... instead, our governor has simply been focusing on things like bathroom bills and attacking women's health care needs. Also Abbott is strong for ignoring voters when it comes to fracking around their land, whether schools, homeowners or businesses ... example of this here, where Denton voters who voted no fracking around their property or town was ignored via Christi Craddick. Texas is a big state with big issues concerning Texans, so there is more to it besides simply religious pipe dreams and multinational corporate ass- kissing. The title of this post is just a twist of humour, since Jeffrey also won the title of "International Mr.Leather" back in 2009, and inspired by the 1939 classic "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" movie. But someone needs to crack the whip in Austin today and get this state in shape for our future. Jeffrey lost his mom at age 3 and went to an orphanage, then to foster care at age 15. Jeffrey was living in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit and it wiped him out basically ... coming to Dallas in 2005 with 2 dogs and $2000 bucks. Today, Jeffrey owns 5 businesses here ... a popular gay nightclub, a court reporting firm, a land holding company, property management company, and a retail clothing outlet. Jeffrey may be seen as a long shot by some, especially going up against Abbott's $40+ million for re- election ... but Jeffrey also has some advantages and makes some points on it in the "Texas Tribune" interview below ... hear the man out. After ... I will add some input of my own to this posting below.






***** THE TEXAS TRIBUNE: Meet the owner of a gay bar who is challenging Texas  Gov. Abbott ... (newsread and interview with Jeffrey on the issues)




***** DALLAS VOICE.COM: Jeffrey Payne announces run for Texas governor ... (newsread)







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I like seeing a person like Payne running for governor. Here you have a man with the grassroots of Americana written all over him. This guy was not some CEO or received wealth through inheritance. He was an orphan out of the trenches, been knocked down several times and is a small business success story. Texas was also good to him, he wants to serve the public in return ... simple. Of course a guy like Jeffrey Payne is a long shot here, and you can bet that much more popular known candidates with big money behind them will jump in. But Jeffrey is first up actually talking about the serious issues we have ... because Governor Abbott sure as Hell dont. Texas needs some new leadership, Payne realizes that Texans have many concerns that are not being addressed, whether it's education, women's and LGBT rights, small business, immigration, etc ... and Payne wants to capitalize on that, going one on one crisscrossing the state to meet with folks and discussing concerns that many in Austin are sweeping under the rug. Some will attack him based on the sexual orientation thing and creating fear propaganda, while hoping for those that are homophobic will come out to vote against him to strengthen that re- relection of Abbott. But you can also bet, that if they attack Payne too much on his being gay, it will get a backlash from many Texans as well, and cause anti- Abbott folks to retaliate even more, since Abbott has basically trampled on the LGBT communities of Texas. Abbott has like $41 million to run right now ... Jeffrey Payne is putting up at first $2.5 million of his own money, but you can bet that Payne will gain much more from donations. What Payne points out is a plus ... for one, he dont worry about the competition, slander, or the money ... he obviously had harder things to face through life, and was very successful business wise, he knows how to budget and spend well, he's proven it. But looking at what Jeffrey stands for, his roots and vision ... the philanthropic work he done helping other Texans and his compassion is something lacking currently in Texas. Payne understands business too obviously, and the support for small business is as importante as multinational corporate business.

As far as the issues ... Yes, education is a very big issue in Texas ... our current and last governor been focusing more on cutting schools funding, while trying to redirect spending/ funding more to fly- by- night profit driven education investors.  Trying to slow down the price of tuition increases for colleges/ universities also key importance. Abbott now sayz he wants to address taxes ... why now? ... neither Abbott or Perry, both republican, done nothing about the skyrocketing property taxation that is running rampant, housing/ real estate is moderate still by major states figures, but Texas has some of the highest property taxes in the country today. What are we going to do about the estimated 2.2 million undocumented Texans? (I think that there are more than 2.2 million). Well, just locking them up in privatized detention facilities and deportation is costing the taxpayers an arm and a leg as it is ... the detention center investors are making a fortune off it. Many of these undocumented folks been here working for years, and if they get deported, they're back at their jobs here in no time ... now is the time to make legislation to allow those like them to be considered for an easier and alternative paths to citizenship ... they're just as much a part of our Texas economy and our neighbours across the state. Medicaid expansion is needed badly ... however, under folks like Abbott ... he would actually refuse money from Washington that Washington OFFERS ... simply because he wanted to jump on the anti- Obama bandwagon out of popularity. This is especially importante as well for the disabled, kidz, our military veterans, elderly Texans, and to make sure that women have the health access and facilities needed ... Abbott is opposed to Planned Parenthood also out of stubbornness and the bandwagon cult mentality. I also support strongly, paid contraceptives/ birth control for our young people who may need help. This Bathroom Bill garbage is part of that same cult mentality ... where in Hell did this even come from? ... was it influenced by another state? We never had any bathroom issue here in Texas until these cult followers like Abbott created it ... it has also been a very anti- business type bill, since companies large and small are against it ... and it will cost the state millions or billions in business.

This political gerrymandering is a very serious issue here also in Texas that Payne points out, and like Payne sayz ... "gerrymandering is not democracy". This has been going on for years, and we have been shortchanged as far as our districts, representation and voices. I myself have called state representatives offices and signed petitions time and again concerning this and other issues such as women's health access recently. Texas House Bill 3859, that was not long ago signed by Abbott in the above link ... is also part of the cult mentality, it will clearly discriminate children, especially if they are LGBT ... Payne obviously knows what it's like to be a child up for adoption, Abbott dont. It places faith groups above all in placement of children up for adoption and rejecting or denying children fair access to families, education, services and medical needs that are LGBT kidz, or any kidz that they may not approve of or fits their tastes, while forcing a specific religion on them. The way I see this is to force feed a specific religious denomination and programme for children ... is this not similar to what Hitler done? ... I mean, what's next? ... special breeding for institutionalized cult upbringing? Texas is a very diverse state, and needs a more diverse leadership in Austin, than just the same old same. The population migration here from other states is incredible as well (CultureMap Dallas), highest numbers from California. Just one company (Toyota) recently started relocating several thousand and their families to Dallas from LA at 250 per week ... this is one of many large companies. Many others come on their own simply looking for opportunity and better living or other reasons. What I see happening here today, is what was happening in LA back in the 1960's. I credit much of this to the housing development explosion here and the rent and real estate increases. So there are many issues and needs to come as well ... this is why we need to focus on the future here instead of the past, and to accommodate all the new business and population. It's much more too as far as business than just mining or oil companies ... small businesses and new homeowners are key to the economy as well. But, wishing Jeffrey all the best running ... and I just know whoever I vote for will be the opponent of Greg Abbott, period ... and right now I'm throwing my support to Jeffrey Payne.


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Friday, July 21, 2017

DATELINE ARKANSAS | SNAP CUTS 2017: "Chasing the Dream/ PBS" ... & Keeping AMERICA GREAT Again ... The "New Compassion Ration" Edition ... (POVERTY & DESPAIR PT.4)- (SNAP CHALLENGE PT.4)


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Byrd Family: Debbie (mom) with daughters left to right ... Isabella, Jaymee & Alyssa

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**** MoveOn Petitions- No cuts to SNAP (Food Stamps) ... (petition)



This posting will be for the "Poverty & Despair" and "SNAP Challenge" series of this journal/ blog. This is from the PBS series called "Chasing the Dream", so I wanted to highlight a couple pieces below ... and Thanx to PBS for their "straight up" work. But what you have is the big cuts to SNAP and much else that the Trump administration and majority republicans in Congress are pushing hard. I also want to focus on the reality here in America instead of the stereotype pop- culture about what food stamp recipients are about, that you may hear in talk in your communities or on the internet, many on the net basically pigeonholing recipients like a "one size fits all" type thing, basing everything on race, immigrants, dopers, lazies or whatever. Unless you have actually spent time in either poor inner city or backwoods rural communities and sat down with various people and dealt with them face to face, it is difficult to understand. The young lady Debbie in the above heading photo with her 3 daughters is not a lazy bumb or a doper ... Debbie worx her ass off, she has also 2 years of community college and had to drop out of Southern Arkansas University Tech before she could complete her associates degree in psychology to take care of her kidz ... hear her out in the newsread link below. Some video below that in another small Arkansas town on what they go through to get food. James Jackson in the video is straight up, this is a man who worked his whole life and is now in a tough spot ... he dont want to be in the situation he is ... I know his type. Randy Lindsey who owns the "Bottom Dollar Mercantile" store is speaking truth as far as how many hours he would have to cut his employees, and how they depend on SNAP for their small rural town business, as well as how many folks in town depend on that store to shop. These guys were also Trump supporters, who probably voted straight republican, and just voted that way in some desperate sense of euphoria ... listening to the "make America great again talk". Many of these folks may vote, but blindly and are very uniformed. Plus so many all over the nation in red state and rural areas were simply hustled. It's understandable to a degree, many folks didnt realize that they are listening to a top of the line hustler that played his game in the fastest hustling city in the country (NYC) ... this is a guy that could hustle the shirt off many of their backs. Trump selling his idea and himself, with what rehearsed seasoned politicians wont talk about. After the link read and video below, I will add some ... to cut through some of the bullshit and hustle to this, and talk about why it's importante to fight against these cuts.





***** PBS NEWSHOUR: If SNAP benefits are cut, who hurts the most? ... (newsread)





Hunger a persistent problem for poor Americans as Republicans mull SNAP cuts ... Thanx to PBS NewsHour




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***** PD/ RCJ: "POVERTY & DESPAIR" PART'S 3, 2 & 1



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Some folks may say ... "I dont live in a poor inner city or rural town area in the middle of nowhere ... I dont receive government assistance or food stamps (SNAP) ... why should I care?". I mean, I dont receive government assistance or SNAP myself or live in an inner city slum or out in rural America. But what is happening in these areas is happening in America ... if we dont take care of our own ... how in Hell can we help others globally? I'm an American, so the people of our nation are number one in my concerns, then others if I choose to after. I myself grew up as a kid hustling the streets, even stealing or whatever ... even slept on the subway and in movie theatres as a kid ... and later in life had the opportunity to spend time with folks in rural areas with values like those above. When I listen to this cleverly worded horseshit from Mick Mulvaney/ Director of Office of Management and Budget, run his mouth about they will now measure compassion by the number of people they get off assistance, etc ... all that is, is another sugar coating label to try to make themselves feel righteous about the shit they're pulling. The sales talk pitch they use, is that you cant help someone get out of a rut by making them dependent on you, that this is to "help" Americans ... yet they who say this in Washington and their multinational business depends on us. Bottom line in reality, corporate lobbyists dont design legislation to get people out of a rut ... in fact, the way they design everything in this country is to put folks in a rut, ripping off Americans, and lobbyists drafting legislation for Congress to pass ... so that our taxes go to them. The deal is again, looking out for our own, and many of these SOB's in Washington and their ratholed wealth constituency could give a shit less about the people of this country, unless it contributes to their material/ financial interests ... they ONLY look out for their interests and power globally. For decades, the whole design is simply to have Americans listen to them and spread our way and rules across the globe, look at America as like an extension of the Roman Empire, same shit, new package only ... the same type bunch is running it. We as tax payers and citizens give too much as it is as far as multinational interests with banks and corporations ... so much, it's become ridiculous, even from the most capitalist free market view. You keep letting these folks take, take and take ... you wont have a damn thing left. It's understandable and good business to give those who invest and even corporations a tax break and some incentives.  But what we have is nothing but an out of control robbery of America, with rules in the game changing by the month ... all dictated by the same trash.

The reason it's so importante to fight this using various methods, is because this is a slippery slope, to abolish and replace all that we have with corporate style communism ... it's not to strengthen us, but strengthen them ... and actually make us more "dependent" on them for our needs, and weakens our powers. They plan on cutting folks federal pensions even, or any bargaining rights of workers, Social Security, healthcare, property rights or whatever they can make a buck off of, all of what WE pay for. Do you see them cutting any of their treats? ... of course not. Frankly speaking for myself, I dont care if America is No#1 and that we have total control over the globe ... wont do most a damn bit of good, I dont worry about another country invading us, we are geographically large and have one Hell of a defense. Besides, all that "invasion" talk is nothing but talk ... we dont need billions more in nuclear missiles, you want more cyber defense, not nuclear defense. In fact with all the defense technology today, we wouldnt even need nuke weapons in any war ... and only have them to sell woof tickets to who ever else has them. Which one of these largest holders of global wealth actually wants a nuclear war? ... they dont want to destroy what makes their lives so good and their assets. And most of these mouth pieces in Washington or their corporate/ banking buddies wouldnt fight for this country ... we do that too. Many need to shut up for a change and listen to us, obviously they dont, so that is when we put the pressure on them. When we run out of money and worth ... they just look for the next country/ people to burn and gain power. Of course they have a vision for a future, but we need to make sure we have a sayso in it too. Either way you go, these folks are gonna do what they alwayz done ... so no reason to just give in to them. There is so much room for cuts in other giveawayz without driving corporations out of business. WE have needs too as people, and WE ARE what makes this machine work. What you have is folks managing our money and taxes (we're the consumers, producers) ... and telling us what our priority expenditures should be ... slow down a minute and think of how ridiculous that sounds. If someone came up to you on the street and asked you for all the money and credit/ debit cards you have in your pocket ... and told you they will spend and manage it for you ... you wouldnt turn it over to them ... you probably would look at them and say ... "who the fuck do you think you are?" ... that's the same attitude you should have with many of these folks that are out to only screw us.

SNAP for instance is such a positive for our economy ... not Russia, China, Indonesia or whatever ... OURS! We do plenty for other countries as it is, and our money made it possible for many to develop ... we consume so they can work and eat. Folks like President Trump, his daughter Ivanka, are having their products made for dirt cheap wages in places like Indonesia and China ... turn around and sell it with a skyrocket mark up percentage in high dollar American department stores or shoppes on Rodeo Drive (Beverly Hills/ LA), so they have no business (him or his daughter) running their goddamn mouth about bringing jobs in those production areas back to America ... without bringing their own shit back here. I mean, the Trump's can bring some of their jobs and production to Arkansas, they have moderate wages in Arkansas ... when you (Donald and Ivanka) bring your jobs back here, then you can highside or brag. The argument they will alwayz lay out is how broke we are ... were lacking funds because of their reckless spending of our tax dollars, not because were shelling out food stamps. SNAP is not only feeding those in need ... but keeping business going in communities coast to coast, all that money is being spent here and generating money here ... not abroad. It helps keep and create jobs, since Washington is so concerned about waste and creating jobs. They say people arent eating right and healthy ... that's where education comes in. They say some folks dont look hungry because they're obese ... that's because people that are low income, are choosing foods that fill them instead of eating healthy foods. Some of those foods, the same junk foods that you promote for business with your advertisements and lobbies in Washington, and who feed your campaigns. As far as the fraud ... take the video above as an example ... if these folks are trying to get a few extra food items or whatever ... I dont give a shit, their little grabs are nothing compared to what ya'll in Washington give out of our revenues. All this is for us, our people, many working and paying taxes themselves, here in the U.S. ... and the money stays here ... it dont disappear and end up in foreign offshore accounts. It keeps the peace, so that people dont have to steal to eat. The other argument is because of how many new recipients came on in the recession, and the recession is over. Markets are up and down faster, more financial fragility, with bigger hits, misses, acquisitions and mergers in todayz global economy ... a quicker here today, gone tomorrow type thing ... many jobs dont pay what they did, many are not coming back, and are not secure as they were in past, everyone is feeling the pinch, inflation, etc. NO ... I dont support cutting SNAP like this ... ya'll up there in Washington need to re- evaluate some of your special interests, earmarks, and foreign waste.


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