Friday, October 6, 2017

Did Russia Provide the Technology to Cuba?

Back in 2014 Russia accused the US of using forced RFID implants as mind control weapons.
Recently, American workers in Cuba became ill when some sort of sonic device was used at the American Embassy.

Did Russia use a device to counter what was referred to as 'MKUltra on steroids' in Cuba?
The Associated Press stated that most of those affected in Cuba may have been spies.
Maybe they got the idea from the penultimate battle scene - the one with all those exploding heads - in the first Kingsmen movie.

Monday, October 2, 2017

84% of the Time...

 I have several friends who work and live in Vegas.
I had another dozen in town for the Route 91 Festival.
As I was about to go to bed my facebook newsfeed began to fill with reports of an active shooter at Mandalay Bay.

 Photos taken from social media (LinkedIn and facebook) attempted to piece the story together.
One of my homegirls who was at the concert is a dispatcher who worked the San Bernardino shooting a few years ago so I paid particular attention to her page.

A person of interest (Marilou Danley - initially identified as 'Mary Lou Danley' based on police scanners) was thought to be a Philippine Muslim by early speculators.

A photo of her husband/boyfriend was later published.

Based on the situation in San Bernardino, ones presence at a Christmas party was no indication of being a Christian.

Some speculated that the associate of the shooter was probably of mixed race and part-Black.

Some sleuths posted photo of this guy as being Ms Danley's boyfriend. 

Others posted photos of her with her ex.
The shooter was said to have been gambling at casinos while his wife was out of town.
Some speculated that Mr Paddock was on one last bender in an attempt to catch up on gambling debts.
Speculation was that Ms Danley was out of town with her young boyfriend (The guy in the photo above?) while her husband lost all his money at the tables.

I have no idea how or why this information was shared.
Facebook was becoming Reddit or 4Chan.

Then the shooter was named as Stephen Paddock - a 64 year old white male.

My friends' friends had to quickly defend Trump, bring up Black-on-Black crime in Chicago, bring up the recent shooting spree by a Sudanese immigrant,....
Whatever it took to deflect attention away from the fact that the people white people need to fear most are other white people.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Normans?

I'm no Francophile but in this part of the country there are many who can trace their familial roots back to France in the 1700's.

As most people know, East Texas has suffered through a major hurricane.
Recovery is going slowly and it will take decades before some areas reach their pre-storm state.

The all-stars of this recovery are the churches - both local and from across the nation.

I was volunteering in the hood today and heard many stories about hoards of 'Normans' descending across the countryside spreading hope and help.

I heard how nice, polite and respectful these hoards were.
'The even mowed my lawn when they finished helping out.', one woman told me.

I guess being overrun by 'Normans' is a good thing.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Let's Take It Back

Okay, not that far back.
(But I guess it still works)

Still a little too far. (Abdul-Rauf)

 Okay, let's start here:
Obama was criticized for not saluting the flag during a campaign stop.

But Trump would end up getting caught in a similar position.

Sometime in between and for different reasons, both Keapernick and Tebow were criticized for kneeling.

Seventy percent of the players in the NFL are Black.
Counting those who remained in tunnels or the locker rooms only twenty-three percent of players (of any race) took part in Sunday's demonstration.

Trump talked trash about Steph Curry and NFL players so NASCAR proved how patriotic they are.
(Notice that half of those in the photo are standing in a position similar to Obama's.)

Then, on Monday Night Football, Jerry Jones' Solomon-like compromise angered and pleased both sides.

I guess Trump intends to focus on sports instead of real issues - both foreign and domestic.

Monday, September 25, 2017

It's Obama's Fault

 I guess the Obama era policy of Paid Patriotism in the only idea the former POTUS had that the current administration values.

Wait?
Weren't many Republicans against the idea in their scathing 2015 report?

Whether to kneel or not to kneel,
does ones intent matter?


Even while out of office - I guess Obama's policies are to blame for everything.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

$15 Minimum Wage?



No sick days, no health insurance, no paid vacations, no undereducated rude gum chewing employees, and no protests.
The only people qualified to work in an evonomy with a $15/hr minimum wage will be those who paid attention in school and are able to create, repair and control these machines.

Friday, September 15, 2017

I Can Hear Alex Jones Now...

As many in the South suffer from the affects of their respective hurricanes - the current focus moves to providing temporary housing for those who have lost homes or those who have been evicted from apartments because of water damage and/or mold.

A recent 'solution' has been rejected.
The idea was to have large residential barges placed in the gulf to house those who are left without shelter.
The problem is that these 'Prison Barges' failed to pass the necessary Coast Guard safety inspections.

We live near a large prison complex.
Some of these buildings are no longer used to house inmates so some in the community suggested that these should be converted into housing.
I could just see it now - some 'woke' brotha' or some Alex Jones follower would start a social media meme that described the 'solution' as being some type of prison camp for the poor and/or minorities.
And that these buildings are in need of repairs, maintenance, staffing and supplies.

Most people remember the shoddy FEMA trailers from hurricanes past.
These structures were built so quickly and cheaply that they would often fall apart.
And then there was the formaldehyde problem which caused many to become ill.

The tent/tent city 'solution' implemented after Hurricane Sandy caused many inhabitants to complain of feeling as though they were living in a consentration camp.

In areas affected by these storms the problems with any solution are manifold and complex.
Maybe the government can't solve all of it's citizens problems after all.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Why Trump Won #37

What's the first thing one does when she gets her disaster relief money?
Why... buy some bundles of course.
At $230 a set (Although if your friends are boosters one could get them for less.)

And no - I'm not talking about bundles of roofing shingles.
(As though the dependant hoodrats actually have any real responsibilities.)

My club's facebook newsfeed is filled with people who are boasting about how they're going to be 'lit' for the weekend.
(Which is fine for me, personally, in the club business)
Meanwhile, homeowners are being denied assistance from federal agencies and their insurance companies? In

If we constantly cater to the poor we will constantly create more poor people.

Even when given the opportunity to make good honest money - some niggas just don't know how to act.

Meanwhile, photos of more looters are being spread around social media.

And people are getting hundreds of dollars added to their EBT cards.


Monday, September 11, 2017

The Cause of Poverty

I'm no longer sure whether poverty is caused by a lack of money or if it is caused by overestimating the value of it. 
Sure, there is a need for money but to what extent?

Some people will have more than others.
Some will be smarter, faster, bigger, stronger, better looking,....
But every productive person should have value and excellence should be rewarded.
Does it cost money to acquire an employable skill, to gain practicable knowledge?
If church is free and they are teaching morality - can anyone ever say that they didn't know any better?
Even if the pastor is wrong in his teachings, anyone can read the Bible for themselves to gain insight.
If school is free K-12 (and even further if one is particularly gifted and/or is a hard worker) - can anyone say that they lack knowledge?

Besides debris pick up - what else is it that FEMA is actually going to do?
After a disaster, the burden of recovery falls on those who survived.
If one has prepared well enough, has a little money and is a little lucky - they should be alright.
If one has no money, no knowledge, no marketable skills, no friends and no faith - they're probably screwed.

Yes, I recognized the need for money,
but only to a point.
There are many people in this area who are currently in need of repairs.
There are several people who possess the necessary skills and knowledge and they can make a little money if they use these traits to fix people's homes.
But their making money is what keeps the poor poor.

There are billions of dollars in damage to this area and FEMA and insurance companies are figuring out new ways to not pay anything for claims.
And still, this is not a problem.
The problem lies with those who expect to be paid for everything they do.

If groups of people work together for the greater good of all - much can be accomplished even with a little.
Sure - food bills, gas bills and household bills must be paid but within a group with no money how much good would money actually do to address the need for clean up and repairs?
And from where is this money supposed to come?
If each home requires tens of thousands of dollars in repairs - what is one to do if no one has no money.

I'm working on houses doing repairs - for free.
Goods and materials must be removed and tossed - replacement and repairs must be done but what if no one really has any money?
If people expect to be paid for everything, nothing ever gets done, homes fall apart no one benefits.

It's pretty much free to sit at home and watch television during a time of need but it's also free to help someone.
If more people helped those around them more work could get done even without money.

There is currently millions of dollars worth of work being done for free,
and this is a good thing.
There are also millions of dollars worth of meals being cooked for and given to perfect strangers and this is also a good thing.

If so many are putting the needs of others ahead of their own wants it shouldn't take long for the area to recover.
If doing good just because it's needed (and not for  money) can help another retain his home, isn't this generating wealth for the homeowner?
If skills are being learned and knowledge is being acquired, isn't the person doing the work worth more to society?

If people spent their idle time being productive and not just being entertained - would not the hood be repaired in no time?
If those who possess knowledge spent their idle time tutoring kids instead of blogging - wouldn't useful knowledge be passed on to another generation?
If everyone perfected what ever it is they do - wouldn't we have a neighborhood filled with trained experts?

If homes were well maintained, schools were filled with children who were anxious to learn, neighbors looked out for each other's well-being (which would reduce crime), and everyone shared their knowledge freely - couldn't the hood still be a nice place to live and at a lower cost?
Wouldn't the money earned at ones job go further because many repair and maintenance bills would be almost eliminated.
Childcare could also be eliminated because family, friends and neighbors could take up the slack if one had to work overtime.

Yes, this sounds like socialism.
But could socialism create more wealth for the many (in terms of  retainable assets) than capitalism?