Terrorism, The Media, and You.


It’s not to often that I feel the need to poke my head up and comment on things world wide. I do believe I have a different take on how the world works, or doesn’t work, if we choose to be honest with each other.

I firmly believe that the media for whatever reason try’s to scare rather than inform people. I won’t try to assign motive to their actions as a whole but let me just point something out to you. That is a form of terrorism, it’s propaganda and the two go hand in hand. Propaganda has always been a form of terrorism and that’s what the media gives us now. We don’t get facts based news anymore, we get opinions based on what sells media buys. How is that a good thing? Instead of being able to focus on what is important and how to fix things we are more focused on how it got that way, or may have gotten that way, or whos fault it is, or what the Kardashians might be up too. This poor world of ours has serious problems

For those of you not living in the US who read this, I’m not sure how things are reported where you are but I’m pretty certain you watched the last Elections here in the US and shook your heads. Lord knows I did, most of us living here did. The media did that, hand in hand with the political forces at play here. Distraction and misdirection… never mind the truth. Here is a perfect example that we have all seen. Any link, or shared or Viral post that does something like this – “Trump visits Israel, First Lady Avoids Handholding.” I’m pretty sure there were more news worthy things that could have been communicated to us. Don’t you? But social media is where many people now get their “news” from. Its quick and easy, headlines or 140 characters is the longest we can pay attention to, that’s on us.

I personally feel President Trump is not Presidential as we have come to expect from the person holding the highest office here. My problem is the media laying motive and nefarious meanings behind his Gaffes. For those of you unfamiliar with the term “gaffe” It’s a statement made by a politician that while true shouldn’t have been said because of how it could appear. Enter President Trump, there have been few things that he’s said I agreed with but I shook my head at 90% of them even when I agreed with him.

Michael Kinsley, who said, “A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth, some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.”

I read through different articles today about his visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican… That’s a big deal isn’t it? Christianity, Judaism and Islam… I saw more pieces about his wife not holding his hand, his grade school note and how he’s going to steel everyone’s benefits, Russia, and How great Ariana Grande is… that article was under the guise of heroics at the bombing.

The Manchester bombing… currently 22 dead and 64 injured. Let that sink in for a moment… 22 people gone because of Terrorism, because some poor soul thought it was a righteous act, and firmly believed he was doing good. Most of the population on this planet believe that to be insane but some don’t because they believe only in what they are told, by people and sources they trust, let that sink in… Sources They Trust. Could there ever have been a better time to talk about how three of the most influential religious institutions on this planet could be a force for change?

Aside from the obvious journey I led you on… and I hope you found your way. Let me leave you with this… From the Dalai Lama in 2016… who is considered to be something of a terrorist himself by the Government of China… Its all a matter of perception isn’t it?

“Buddhist terrorist. Muslim terrorist. That wording is wrong. Any person who wants to indulge in violence is no longer a genuine Buddhist or genuine Muslim, because it is a Muslim teaching that once you are involved in bloodshed, actually you are no longer a genuine practitioner of Islam.”.

Hell – It’s here already!


Overstating… perhaps but I think Hell might actually be here already and we are living in it. Possibly, it’s just me and thinking to much once again, I try not to but, sometimes…

Let me explain this for you…

Hell is supposed to be a place we go to get punished for sins committed while here on Earth. That’s not a direct quote or anything… just what I remember from school… annnnd I think my knuckles hurt. As a general point though lets just agree to the above. Now that we have established that lets get to the points.

Sister discipline.

The News will be filled with things that just make you angry, especially if it isn’t true and then everyone will argue about who was more wrong… unless they are talking about the latest episode of some reality TV show that everyone idiotically believes isn’t staged. (it Is, yes that show too) As a matter of fact all TV will be reality TV in Hell.

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People will be gorgeous, because all surgery’s to make people feel better about themselves will be free. Oh wait… all free? Yep so everyone will be doing it and no one will be satisfied with their looks because someone else had more free work done then they did. Think not… The picture below those are real people and famous for it.

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People will be more concerned with what people might possibly have said then what they actually did. Flash over substance? Well yes, Hell is filled with fire, I imagine there are a lot of flashes. Problems will be brought to the forefront, not to solve anything but to lay blame. Apparently in Hell simply yelling that you are right makes it so.

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I do not like Spam – Spammed I am!


Spam, I got spammed yesterday. Comments on my blog were 58… 53 of them were spam. Usually the automated system catches them all. Occasionally it catches a few legitimate people as well which is why I check everyday. I wouldn’t want people who are trying to communicate with me to be unable to do so.

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Askimet did a pretty good job until yesterday. I suppose it is bound to happen from time to time. What helps you folks out? Do you use anything extra special to help keep the spammy comments in check?

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I saw this while looking for the no Spam symbol…. Someone talk me out of this please (LAUGH)

 

 

Happy Tuesday! Lets Play a Game, Shall We?


I like games, a little less on the board games then I used to but, I play them when there is no power, no internet and, no way in hell I can get out of it. Games have become all about the computer now… for most of us.

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My favorites are Scrabble and more old school ones such as Chess, or Othello (stones). We have a lot of games here in my house though. My wife is a fan of a game called Mastermind where you are supposed to catch a art thief… I think similar to clue. I wouldn’t know though as I haven’t played it. 🙂 Kids play it with her. The there is Mad Magazine… which I had to get on EBay for her birthday once year since I couldn’t find one in a store.
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The kids I managed to get interested in Chess, although I would say their favorites were always Candyland when they were younger. Now it’s card games (I taught them Poker too). They play Exploding Kittens and Disturbed Friends, Magic the Gathering and several others one looks like it has Gnomes on it… weird. Although I guess considering I Played Dungeons & Dragons I’m not one to talk… (they play that too a little).
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The weird Gnome game I spoke of it’s pretty fun!

Then of course, there is Monopoly…. in it’s many, many forms of play. Star Wars, Harry Potter, Battlestar Galactica, You name it there is a version for Monopoly, I think we have four different versions, Including one with the original lead pieces that looks well loved. I have quite a few of the old retired pieces. This year Monopoly retires three more and adds new ones.

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What is your favorite Board Game… or any game for that matter… want to play?

 

Help! My Blog Is Discontinued!


After the madness that was April I decided to do some sprucing up around this place. I added three pages, one for the small pile of A to Z challenge award Pixelated wall plaques, another for about me and a contact page. Then I started looking at new formats for the blog itself. You see the Theme for this blog, the layout… it’s discontinued, retired… no longer supported or… BLAM, gone! I can still use it obviously but I was considering new ones.

 

So??? Anyone really happy with theirs? Something they really love. What about a paid account instead of this free one… Are you happy with what you all have?

 

That’s it really except… Thanks for coming by

 

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Coffee Dilemma’s – Who needs a Cup?


Phew… I did take just a bit of a break there. After the chaos and suffering of April from the A to Z challenge I really needed to take some time. It’s all gone now, the time… it spiraled off into the universe as a stream of clock hands and a busted Coffee Maker. Oh just to clarify my life was chaos. The suffering was nothing more then a way to make you read this. Well… except for the broken nail I got during that time frame which I already discussed (patent pending).

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It seems there is not going to be enough coffee again in the house for a while. Today the third pot is now brewing for those of us allergic to both Chaos and Darkness, which is everyone in the house.  You see there are now six coffee drinkers in the house. We all use BIG cups, this is the one I have on my desk right now… 20oz coffee goodness holding Tigger-effic awesomeness. I figure My jitters should come with a mascot.

Image result for tigger coffee mug 20 0zHere is how this works, my Son wakes up between 4:30 and 5am every morning. He sometimes makes the first pot and uses a cup the same size as mine. My middle Daughter wakes around 6:30 or 7am and she sometimes grabs a travel Mug for school. Two down out of a 12 cup coffee machine… twelve cups? There is not an 8oz cup in the house except measuring cups. 7:30 to 8am the other four people in the house wake up and stumble for the coffee super serum. That’s pot number 2 and sometimes 3, by 9am… NINE IN THE MORNING!

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This is our machine… the side piece takes coffee grounds in case someone wants to make a cup at 10 at night… 11, 12, 1am and on it goes. Great machine, love it… but the pots are not big enough. So here is the dilemma… Should I get an urn, one of those big ones like a 96 ounce coffee supreme machine the kind they use at functions? Oh.. and I just made Pot number 4 for the day, Wife and I are both home, she on the phone all day doing office work and me typing here and there. Mom is working on a 2000 piece puzzle. I just heard my Son get home , Daughter will be soon… they may want coffee… so Put number 5 is in the pipe already.

60 Cup Commercial Coffee Urn (D50065)…. So what do you think? Seriously… I’m asking. I would have to find a different one since this one wouldn’t fit the mugs under it… but you get the idea right?