Tuesday, July 19, 2016

When I read the news...

My routine when I log on to Google is to look a the new headlines before anything else. Living in Cleveland this year has been a good time, the Cavaliers winning the championship feels good, after 52 years. But I've only been here for 40 of those 52 years. But it still feels good.

Later on, by now, soon, we will have the RNC in town. Ever since I've been here, Cleveland has wanted to host a political convention. Now we have it. And now we are all holding our breath because it seems, this will be such an unconventional convention. First, there's Trump, then the protesters, Then will Trump be replaced and what reaction will that cause? Will there be guns on the street, some have promised to bring them, as a show of freedom, not as a reaction to a threat, I hope.

And again, Mr. Trump seems to be picking fights with prominent people. His latest target is Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He seems to thrive on that kind of controversy. I don't like it. I can't see how this will serve him if he becomes president. Maybe he thinks being president is the ultimate reality show? If he becomes president, how will he handle the day to day life of the president, dealing with world leaders, making policy intentions that aren't popular or are criticised by congress etc? A twitter fight?

There are things about Donald Trump that make it hard for me to see past the maybe superficial issues. Of course, they said Ronald Reagan was an actor.

Then there is the bigger issue of globalism vs. nationalism. Does it have to be one or the other? Can we find a balance? I don't know. Sometimes I am inclined to think, does it matter anymore? Is it forward vs, back, progressive vs, tradition.

With all the terrorism going on the argument become freedom vs. security. To keep from being blown up or shot, we have to be watched all the time, by all our devices and cameras on every street corner. We're there already and don't have a promise of security. Are we being manipulated and don't know it? If we are, can we participate in such a way that it can make a difference without public unrest and riots? Or are there elements in place, big elements, that we cannot change and it doesn't matter, it's too late, and there's nothing we can effectively do?

 The last point; does popular media show us our circumstance and we just look at  it like entertainment? for example; the book 1984 by George Orwell, the movie The Matrix and popular tv shows like House of Cards and Mr. Robot, just to name a few. Is our just trying to survive keeping us distracted from what is really going on?

Just something to think about.

Thanks for reading.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Well, hello again. I don't show up as much as I'd like, but events in the world have prompted me more than normal to put something down here, share my mind, if you will.

Part of it is to work at writing something and getting something out in difficult times, the other is just to write and try to organize my thoughts and feelings.

Disturbing things have happened, and are happening this week; three shooting incidences and one government/legal proceeding that may have consequences for years to come.

The shooting incidences were the two black people dying at the hands of cops, again. These are disturbing enough on their face. There has been way to much of it going on. The situations and scenarios are even more troubling. The "suspects", as I understand it so far, were subdued or complying with the officers orders. Then, for some reason, multiple shots were fired by the officers, killing the "suspects".

As I understand it, from what limited accounts I have gotten from the media, and I have not delved into the details of these accounts. But on the surface, it seems, there would be no justification for these killings. One was a compliant suspect in a traffic stop. The other, the suspect was, as I understand it, subdued and under control. No need for firearms discharge by an officer.  It seems both situations could have been handled with out incident.

Now, as I have said, my information gathering has not been in-depth. But I am disturbed by what I have heard. It doesn't make sense on it's face.

The protest rally in Dallas is even more disturbing. Snipers killing cops. Right now I have no words.

Then, during the same week there was the Clinton email FBI investigation. In a nutshell; they are investigating Hillary, Bill Clinton meets with Loretta Lynch, on her plane in Phoenix the week of June 26th. He walks in on her spontaneously. Can you say bad timing, or was he sending a message?
On July 5th James Comey says Hillary Clinton was 'extremely careless" and that no charges be brought against her. the GOP went nuts and called him to the Hill for a "session". Mystified as to his conclusion. That was July 7th.  Now there are announcements of  the State Dept reopening a probe of her dealings etc.

So, to review:

June 27th Hillary is under investigation, Bill Clinton walks on to Loretta Lynch's government plane and meets with her for 30 minutes, talking about "innocent" things, family etc.the press goes nits over the optics of this.
July 5th: James Comey, head of the FBI investigating Hillary Clinton, announces no charges be brought against her though she was extremely careless in the handling of her official government communications.
President Obama with Hillary lands in SC to begin campaigning with her.
That same day, if not at that same time: Alton Sterling, a black man, is shot by a cop in Louisiana.
July 6th: Philando Castile shot in Minneapolis.
July 7th: GOP Oversight Committee hearing questions James Comey That afternoon/evening there is a protest march in Dallas Texas. During the march shots are fired from several locations and a sniper shots at Dallas cops. 5 - 6 Police Officers are killed. The sniper/shooter is a former military with no record but just went nuts that night.
July 8th: The State Department reopens it inquiry into Hillary Clinton's dealings as Secretary of State.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Lately, there has been a lot of interest in Hillary Clinton’s testimony about the events that happened in Libya, at the Benghazi embassy on Sept. 11, 2012.

I watched part of the testimony on my PC and was mildly interested in the back and forth. From my perspective, the event seemed avoidable. There were calls for extra security, more help and they were not responded to, before the event, and during. Big question, why?

If before the event, they knew there was going to be some kind of trouble, why didn’t they pull the staff and people out? Evacuate the embassy? Maybe only the President and Hillary know that.

One thing I have noticed about this administration is that, from what I have heard on several media sources, they haven’t passed a budget, and they have used CRs (continuing resolutions) to fund the government and avoid shutdowns.

I read an article in Politico recently regarding the CR situation, titled “Welcome to CR Hell”. See http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2015/10/congress-federal-budget-continuing-resolution-000270

In a  nutshell; when a CR is passed, it’s like you can’t do anything more, you can’t plan on doing anything, but at least we aren’t shutdown and doing nothing. So you’re in a kind of suspended animation. A wonderful way for a government to run. Could there be a better way to make a country ineffective that “surviving” on CRs? It seems beyond dysfunctional. It amazes me.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Just Conspiracies...

I haven't been here in a while. That annoys me. I would like to blog more often, but I get distracted. The hazards of ADD. I watch things and here about things on the TV and radio. Things the government is doing and Obama is fully aware of, if not initiating. I don't agree with them, and it's not because he's black, it's because they are bad policies.

But I've come to realize that everything may not be what it seems. It is, at least, very plausible that the things we see going on in the world, with other countries, could be pre-planned for a purpose that we as the American people had nothing to do with. But our leaders were in collusion with other forces, entities, to move forward an agenda that "we the people" were not told about.

One of the theories is that there is a shadow government running our country. So all the political falderal that we see in the news week to week is just a show. Now, that said, I have wondered where is the line of knowing and not knowing?  Who knows their actions are deceiving and who is just being used in the deception? Where does the NWO end and "normal life" begin?

I found a little something for you to think about: http://www.threeworldwars.com/new-world-order.htm

This can make sense, if the reality of the situation is this big, if so, then it's worse than we thought.

I want to thank you for looking in and reading what catches your fancy. I will try and add some things to my UFO and Paranormal blog soon.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Random stuff

I haven't been keeping up lately, more than lately. Anyways, things have been going on and stuff has been happening. Thoughts have been racing through my mind and I haven't been able to harness them. 

Worse yet, I haven't been able, or willing, to try and harness them, but just let them rattle around in my head and thought, someday I'll get to them. Well, someday is here. I made it to the Blogger page and I will try and throw down some of the ideas and feelings that have been rattling around in my head the past few weeks. This is going to be a free-flowing exercise for me. So we'll see how this turns out.

A few week ago I saw a video from on of my G+ associations about a message from the Pleadians.  I have always found those interesting in the past and so I listened.

In some ways it was a very familiar message of love and hope for us as a species or race. But it went further. It talked about how there seemed to be a power struggle for our planet and how they knew that we were ready for our ascension and have been waiting for it, but it would take longer. They had been among us for years and had seen all that we were going through.  The big issue was did we, as a species, really want them, the Pleadians, to reveal themselves to us? 


Another thing that has been running through my mind is the "Ebola crisis". Especially since one of the nurses that took care of Thomas Duncan, who died, traveled up to Cleveland, Ohio to do some shopping for a wedding she was going to be in.  Now I work in Livery, I'm a Chauffeur. I'm at the same airport she came through, everyday I work.  I was scared when they said she may have been contagious when she traveled. Great!

But then she got well. And everybody else that had the virus, got well. To the point that it almost became a non-issue. Then it became a little funny, in that, for all the hype the media was giving it, nothing really bad was happening, it was sort of fizzling out in America, meanwhile in Africa, tens of thousands were dying. 

I am interested in conspiracy theories. One of them has the shadow government, the Illuminati, the Elite, etc., they want to depopulate the planet by 3 to 4 billion people. That would leave about 2 to 3 billion left. A manageable number, I'm told they think to rule over.
So, with that plan in mind, it has seemed, to me, for the past 4 years or so the media has been hyping the flu season, throwing out ideas of epidemics and pandemics. To no avail, because the flu seasons would come and go with nothing remarkable to report. So now, let's import Ebola into the USA. 

Thomas Duncan comes over and dies, then our troops get sent in to the "hot zone". A few health workers exposed to the virus wander around the country. Is this stuff made up or are they following some kind of a script? If Ebola fizzles out, what is next?

That's about it for now, I might come back and try to add some graphics to make it a tad more interesting.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It's worse than we thought

Well, here we are again. We see warnings that it's possible our tech companies can spy on us. Hackers for sure. Any built-in camera or microphone can be used to pry on your privacy by anyone with enough know-how and determination to be that invasive.  There were a few news reports of people that had been violated that way, and it was a scary concept.

Then we hear that our tech companies are being pressed for access to our data by police forces and government agencies. Now at this same time there are reports of the NSA building the biggest facility out in Utah that can gather enough data on all of us to make our heads spin.  Some said they had nothing to hide, the ones that did probably said nothing but thought they could still get around anonymously. 

Then there were all the reassurances that it was just "metadata", numbers, locations and, maybe names, but nothing like contents of emails or phone conversations. Right? Okay, good. We sort of breathed a sigh of relief. Even President Obama said it was just the metadata. We can trust him, right? In all this hunting for terrorists a few rights have to be sacrificed once in a while, right? But we're still good. We'll put everything back when we're done, okay?

Last night I saw a blogger, who had a legal blog, and maybe a law firm, not sure, say after the latest "revelation", that was too much and she could no longer stay online. She was shutting down her website and going offline as much as possible. Groklaw was the name of the blog. Here's the link: http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/20/nsa-spying-leads-legal-blog-groklaw-to-shut-down-in-a-post-that-will-break-your-heart/ Previously two other email services had shut down siting too much surveillance, can't recall their names right now. One of them had to do with Mr. Snowden.

Well, now reports come out about broader surveillance reach by the NSA than was thought before.

Now this is still under the auspices of hunting the bad guys, and that may still be valid, since we're not on real good terms with the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Queda. So a few innocent Americans get caught up in our nets...oops, sorry.

Well, it seems it's not as bad as I first feared when I saw the headline. But unfortunately, the potential for abuse is still there, and we could all be being watched and listened to regardless of what they say. That thought will always be in the back of my mind.

Waiting for the other shoe to drop,

Take care.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Big Brother 2

Okay, yesterday I went on a bit of a reactionary rant about the news reports that the government was watching us and listening to us all the time. Maybe they are, maybe they aren't. Maybe it was an exaggerated story just to get us riled up. I'll get back to this idea later.

Now I'm not dismissing the allegations and stories from yesterday, but rather, looking at it with more facts in hand, and other perspectives, in the cold hard light of reality.

The other aspect of this that didn't occur to me was the terror-prevention part. There are people and groups of people that do want to hurt us, kill us, and would love to see this country in flames coast to coast, burnt to the ground with nothing left. A lot of that animosity has been thwarted, some has not. So, I guess in brief, what the government is doing now is the best way to keep us safe. That carries some weight. Maybe it's not the best solution, but it's probably better than nothing. I remember a few years ago seeing reports of buses being blown up in Israel almost weekly. So far, that hasn't happened here.

 My tempered response here comes from a conservative radio broadcast I heard yesterday. Now, I've spent over 20 years in evangelical Christianity, voting republican and counting myself a conservative. I grew up with the idea of America, freedom and liberty from a conservative perspective. Now I'm not involved with the church and I'm in a place where I've been questioning a lot of things and researching a lot of things. I don't think the republicans and conservatives have it all right, but neither do the democrats and liberals. But power and money have corrupted our system. I have more thoughts about that, but later.

Anyways, I keep an ear open to some of the conservative talk-radio folks. I don't agree with them as much as I used to, but sometimes they have some insights and perspectives that make sense. So all the surveillance, for now it is keeping us alive and keeping our country intact. Actually, that is more appealing than having our country be destroyed by those who call us infidel.