Thursday, February 6, 2020

The World as you know it has ended

When George started our herbal project and group, it was more for information and to help us, me and George, cope with the rising medical costs. When I started the Tropical Druids it was to help others in SoFl grow and harvest food and herbs and to translate the temperate magical herbs to tropical ones that would grow year round down here. It is pretty useful to know that if the lettuce is bolting in my garden, you should hold off planting yours until the temperature stabilizes. Knowing what simple to extract oils are excellent for wound healing and even arthritis would help seniors.
Our focus now changes from an intellectual pursuit to survival and our pagan friends in Britain and the rest of the US had better pay attention to what we are doing.
I awoke this morning to the thought that I would avoid checking out what the POS in the WH had done today. What I discovered was more chilling that anything I really expected this soon and this blatant. Although my fellow Bernie supporters were ready to burn the DNC down over Iowa, I said wait. The DNC is slow to act but they make sure they have the facts before they go public and this morning they presented them.
The first thing I noticed was “Watch Parties” for the SOTU address popping up in every group no matter how far removed from politics the group was. I might have let a couple pass but when it turned into a tsunami, I acted with one word: NEVER. That emboldened people to demand the posts be removed and the posters banned. I was so proud. I was even more gratified when I found out the ratings had sank 21%. That is called passive resistance folks. You will be using it a lot.
However, while everyone was focused on Iowa, I was concerned. I watched those Watch Parties pop up almost all at the same moment across all these groups and I knew, this had to have been planned which meant they had bots in every kind of group on social media. I had warned people 3 years ago there were people taking notes to be careful. I was right.
I asked everyone to stay calm about Iowa until we knew what had happened. The false narratives are still circulating this morning even after the DNC has explained what happened. Trump Supporters, not the Republican Party, but people identifying themselves as Trump Supporters (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT), flooded the private line to report the caucus results making the real officials wait on hold up to an hour and most not being able to get through at all. This was caused by photographs of “secret” DNC caucus documents being published on line and one document prominently displayed the phone number to report official results. Then by total coincidence hundreds of “Trump Supporters” decided all by themselves to individually jam the phone number in support of you want me to tell you another fairy tale? Am I incorrect that only people that should have been in the caucuses were Democrats? Am I incorrect that those papers should have been in a protected location? Am I incorrect that a “Trump Supporter” had to manage to get credentials not only as a Democrat but a member of the caucus to get into the location and then had to hunt down, display and photograph those papers....AND have a predetermined location on the internet to publish those pictures where other “Trump Supporters” could get their grubby little hands on them. Dear GOP Party Chair for Iowa, that's a lot of coincidences but your reply was that the DNC should be more careful with their papers.
In North Carolina, an Evangelical Trump supporting PAC buys millions of dollars in ads for the DEMOCRATIC long shot candidate and the AD itself proclaims this person 100% a Green New Deal Supporter unlike the front running Democratic candidate that has a really good shot of unseating the longtime GOP incumbent. Back in IOWA an equal long shot, Pete B. takes the lead in the caucus even though Bernie was shown to have a large margin to win and Pete was in the back row. Pete is about as viable a candidate as Clinton would be today but just to make sure he wins the nomination he hires an ex Goldman Sacs executive today. Goldman Sacs, Trump's son-in-laws old buds just in case you are having a case of the forgets this morning.
The strategy is simple. Make sure the least viable candidates win the primaries so they will be easily defeated in November and if that doesn't work, you can be sure there will be no elections.
In other words, the rumor, regardless of those glowing...I am protecting your health words last now hard copy as the Trump budget moves money around to fund his projects from Social Security and Medicare effectively and massively cutting benefits by just plain removing millions from the rolls. In my generation and previous ones, women did more than housekeeping. They were an integral part of a man's career putting on the parties and dinners necessary for him to rise to the top of the corporate chain. Government leaders recognized that and gave women a portion of the husbands' Social Security benefits since if she was the unpaid partner in his career, she would have no social security credits of her own. If you don't pay into Social Security, you don't get benefits. What do you think will happen if those benefits were cut completely? In just my household, our total benefits would decrease by 1/3 or more because George would now have to pay for my Medicare. Since women live longer than men, many women would find themselves in their 60's and above with absolutely no income at all. Social programs are cut to the bone or the requirement increased to the point no one is going to qualify. Rural hospitals have already been quietly closed but the clinics are now being closed and doctors and nurses will be moving out of rural areas. When you only have a couple of engineers running farms encompassing a couple of states, you can airlift them to a hospital or just let them die and fly in a replacement. Who's to know?
Last month, quietly and stealthily, George took my advice after a serious problem on social media, and started deleting and banning all Trump Supporters from our groups. Other group owners have quietly begun purging them, too. We have no choice. If we are going to be effective, we have to make certain these people can't emerge in our groups and commit offenses that will get the entire group taken down by the powers that be. I am going to tell to you that an inflammatory post that triggers loads of social media violations will be removed from your group before you have a chance to even see it as a moderator or member and then your entire group may be taken down over it and you can't even find out what the post was or who published it. They will demand you ban the person but refuse to tell you who. And a group of people can file complaints over nothing in your group and get it removed because after all, the members should know the guidelines are being violated, right? Those Watch Parties were the nail in the Trump Supporters' coffins. They proved these people or bots have infiltrated the entire social media platform.
So, we will be publishing less because we have to do a few things I am suggesting you do.
Number one, we have to get an intensive food and herbal garden going. From what I am seeing with Brexit, you are going to be on your own. Trucks carrying food from the EU will be sitting in line waiting to cross borders until the food spoils. Your trucking firms are moving to Ireland or going out of business. Trump has already crippled the trucking industry in this country and the largest transporter went bankrupt last month. His Cult, like your Brexit, is too stupid to figure out that is how their food gets to their grocery store. Your country is small. You will be able to individually transport food from farm to home. Our country is gigantic, the food shortages will hit and there will be no way to fix them.
Trump started “sanctioning” New York this morning over driver's licenses. Other states over other stupid crap to follow if they don't follow the party line. All the money the “Liberal States” have been paying in income taxes that feed the GOP states will be diverted to private companies. The “Liberal States” won't be getting their money back because they will be sanctioned. The Red States won't be getting it either because the social programs like food and housing assistance are now cut. The great wall and private prisons and concentration camps will be getting those dollars. Meanwhile, you will find empty grocery stores and pharmacies. It doesn't matter how good your job, benefits or 401K if there just is no food or medicine to buy.
In addition to that, we will be shoring up security around our gardens and home. There is no guarantee this isn't going to devolve into a war. I love my thorny plants and I have discovered how to multiply them like rabbits on Viagra. If you are nice, I might let you have some of my super fast growing Dragon Fruit. So far they have never bloomed but do they have thorns that break off and refuse to leave your body. They require little soil because they are mostly epiphites or air plants. They climb. Bougainvilleas are slow growing but nasty with 1 inch or greater thorns. Even the dead branches will pierce a shoe.
I never thought my hobby would become my defense but here we are. Put in fences and plant nasty hedges. You will need them. We also discovered they make silencers for BB guns which will pass under the radar and guess who knows all about them? Yes, the enemy.
I have already created, with George, a med kit that included stitches and wound care. You might want to do the same. You aren't going to be able to depend on medical care since the Evangelicals managed to take over the nursing schools and ram their students through. Now, medical personnel can very legally decide not to treat you or quietly decide to give you a deadly dose of something all accidentally, and with them controlling the courts, there will be no retribution. We are no longer a nation of laws. The rule is going to be, don't seek medical help unless you are certain of the person you are seeking it from and have enough knowledge to know if they are about to kill you.
You already know you can't trust the cops to help you. Never, ever, call for a “wellness check” on anyone! If you have someone you care about and you can't get to them, make friends with a local group who can go over and check on them. We are going to have to network better. Wellness checks have turned into legal executions and genocide.
I know a lot of survivalist groups tell you to stockpile money, i.e. cash and gold. None of that is helping you if the financial systems crashes or there just is nothing to buy. It has never happened in this country but it will. When money is devalued, with every devaluation, you have to take your cash in to be stamped with the new value. A five dollar bill becomes a one and then a quarter. In other words, cash becomes useless. Gold is equally useless because there is no way to value it. This, too, is coming. The only real currency will be food and medicine. Practically all our medicines are made in other countries. You do the math.
You need to learn to extract oils and make tinctures so you can use your herbs. Learn now before the knowledge is removed from the internet. Get the supplies now. You don't need a new phone as much as you need a really good water filter. Do you realize that an entire city can be poisoned in minutes by dumping something in your water supply? You need water test kits, too. Some poisons can be absorbed through the skin. You will need good face masks and they don't sell them in the big box stores. You need to order the good ones. You'll need boxes of surgical gloves and disinfectant. Plan now, because as organized as the Trump Supporters are, they will wreck havoc on this country before they manage to figure out they are wrecking it on themselves. This is what really scares me. They are too under educated and just plain stupid to see they are shooting themselves in the foot. All they care about is the thrill of getting/inconveniencing/killing a Liberal. They will happily set the theater on fire not considering they are standing in the center of it. They are burning the country down not realizing they are in the middle of it. Try to not help them.
Just in case you think I am over the top. I lived during the cold war and was inundated daily with the stories of oppression in Russia. The Russians had a simple system of control. Every apartment complex or community had a community leader who encouraged the fellow citizens to report on anyone not loyal or not following the regulations so they could be jailed. Those “leaders” were part of a local government and were encouraged to report on each other. The local leaders were part of a bigger regional group which policed itself right up to the national level. Now this could never happen here because we have HOA's and Condo associations with local code enforcement boards reporting to city governments which then report to counties reporting to states reporting to national....are you catching on yet? We have been organized into the old communist Soviet Union on the pretext of maintaining our “property values”. You have to step out of the ideology to recognize the system. Teach your kids at home to protect them from the secular humanists allowed the dumbing down of all religious people. They knew you couldn't teach what you didn't know and each generation would forget a bit more. Now you kids can't even count out money to pay bills. How did we go from a my generation in the 50's that cooked everything from scratch to a generation that can't boil water? They gave us TV dinners, microwaves and 60 hour weeks so we would use take out. Now you don't know that the food (veggies and fruit) in the grocery doesn't even taste like the real thing. They did it in 3 generations or less. It's going to get worse. During one hurricane the neighbors couldn't figure how we were eating well. The thought of burning all the hurricane downed trees in their barbecue to cook on never occurred to them as they lamented the scarcity of charcoal....That's how we were cooking, over an open fire. They could use a French press but never considered boiling water and pouring it over coffer in a filter was just what their Mr. Coffee did or that they could boil the coffee in water and strain the grounds out and have a French Press. Heck, they were stuck at burning twigs for a cooking fire. Two feet of snow and they have no water. We are doomed. I kept my well and used a little known law to do it. Everyone else destroyed theirs and happily pays a hundred dollars or more to water their lawns with chemicals every month. You need water collection devices or a well and pump and a generator, solar panels if you can afford them. He who has water will rule the world. Remember that.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dental Bill Shock

I think I managed to recover from the shock of bill for the two caps on my teeth, plus fillings, around 3 AM when I awakened and lie there for a while thinking about things.
I do a lot of art forms. The one I sell is making jewelry.
“Oh, I can string a bunch of beads together and make a necklace.” Yes, my cat can probably do that, too but I guarantee, you won't buy the end result. The reason people pause when looking at my work is mostly the colors. I just happened into the proper genetic combination to be able to see more color than you can and because of that, all my blues and browns go together while you are still wondering why yours clash. Your mind can't see what mine can. Your eyes do but your brain can't sort the colors. Your eyes keep sending the information and not getting an answer, so you are repelled by what you put together. The price for that talent is never letting your father out the door until you made certain he didn't look like a clown because he was color blind. My mother carried the gene for color which her uncles had exploited by becoming jewelers. They were excellent at grading gemstones and one of the criteria is color. Wham, of all the kids, I got the genes and I have hundreds of cousins.
That said, I spent 2 hours restringing the fringe on a piece...just seven strands and I used 7 eye pins. So what took so long? Well, it wasn't matching the colors and beads. It was making the wires to hold the glass briolette beads and attaching them with tiny jump rings so they would dangle and sparkle. You see, glass breaks and when it is the very thin top of a tear drop bead with a tiny hole through it, it really breaks. You can't put a jump ring in it because they are too thin. You have to use 28 gauge wire which must be twisted, double if you want any strength, and that will cause it to break if you do it too tight. First twist to create a loop and second twist over that one to strengthen the loop's connection to equal that of the jump ring and one twist too many, snap goes the wire and you cut the whole thing off and start over. But that isn't as time consuming as working with a jump ring so tiny you can barely hold it with tools to connect the eye pin to the briolette. Then using a slightly larger jump ring you attach the other end to the focal piece and they sparkle and fluidly dangle. The last part is all you see.
Which brings me to mixed media often considered the step child of all the arts. Did you ever consider that to do mixed media you have to master each media you are mixing into the piece? I didn't think so.
And now I move to my friends who are doll makers. Thirty years ago I happened into a ceramics studio looking for a way to make unique pots for my African Violets while relaxing from a day of dealing with certified crazy people and stayed. It turns out I love the smell of fresh clay and I am good at ceramics. Little did I dream I was also good at art as that was something strongly discouraged in my family. There was no money in it. Sanding the seams and painting those pieces was labor, both physical and mental, intensive and for an hour, I would not have to think about therapies. Then one day the owner approached me to do some work on several pieces and in return, she would give me supplies to keep. You never use all the glaze on a single piece and glaze is expensive. I also got my hour free, because you pay by the hour to use a studio. YES!!! Suddenly, I moved into a paid artist from amateur and joined the people at the big people table. We were all working on doll pieces for a doll artist. My specialty was being able to sand pieces so they would fit together seamlessly when fired. Each piece shrinks differently in the kiln based on thickness so you really have to have a feel for that clay to do that job. Soon I was also doing the shading on the limbs because of my ability to see color. Another woman did nothing but draw eyes. One lady specialized in hands and fingernails. Somewhere, someone had sculpted the entire doll which was made into mold. And somewhere in a gallery sits the combination of our work, nicely put together with someone else's name on it. A doll sold for at least $500.00 back then so that person could afford each of us to make the pieces and they put the hair and clothes on and assembled the doll.
My friends on Facebook, do all of that. They buy the blank fired pieces, paint them using various mediums, put them together and even make the clothes and shoes for them. You want to buy that doll for under $50.00. I used to get that much money in supplies to sand and paint the limbs. It is 30 years later!
Those cheap painted pieces in the dollar stores are just that. The paint will come off.. You have an assembly line of people painting one doll because few people can do everything. One does eyes, one brows, one lips, and so on down the line until the piece is finished. To find someone who can do the whole piece is unusual and don't forget, those people make pennies an hour.
You aren't paying enough for the art you buy off Etsy, Ebay and Amazon or someone's table in a craft show.
Craft show! Somehow that implies the person isn't a REAL artist. I'd like to see a few real artists make some of the items in craft shows!
Two hours on seven pieces of a fringe not counting choosing the beads and the first mistake and I haven't even strung the necklace or for that matter worked out how to incorporate the large seed beads with the mineral and glass beads. I am still working on how to put the cabs into the setting because the setting is too big for 8x6 and too small for 8x10 so something has to fill in the space or it will (a) fall off the first time the piece is knocked or (b) look like a cab swimming in a setting that is too big. I will have to make something to fill in the you get it...make. I will have to invent something the perfect size to fill in the space.
I probably have more kinds of beads than a bead store. I have wire in every thickness and most colors. I have tools. I have years invested in watching videos and trial and error. I am not producing a $4.95 necklace. I have to get that through MY head. Once I do the shock of my dental bill will be lessened.
My dentist has to drill the cavity out of the tooth without breaking the tooth and then REBUILD the tooth with the filling material. The lab has to take the two caps that were modeled off the real teeth and rebuild them to cover the area the dentist just rebuilt while making them fit together like two mirror image twins and match the color to the rest of my teeth. Yes, that is worth $3,800.00. I am sure the equipment to do those things is worth more than $50,000.00.

It's not just the making of the piece, it is the creation and everything needed to create it. Each time a bead changes size, if just for one bead, a single strand has to be bought and the left overs stored. Even if it is malachite, the colors can vary so badly they don't go together. All of that is going to cost money and all of that is in the price of making your piece. Every single different bead requires a jewelry maker buy an entire strand of beads. Think about that for a while. Want a black and white necklace that varies in graduation? Black and white bead strands divided into 4 mm, 6 mm and 8mm. That is 6 strands od beads. You'll need a 10-12 mm for focus plus the wire, crimp beads, crimp bead covers, jump rings and fastener. You will need a pair of jeweler's pliers, needle nose pliers, crimp tool, crimp cover tool and cutters. You will need a necklace board to lay the design out on and to measure it. Still think you can make that necklace because I haven't got into months of practice to perfect your technique. I know some people who are still mastering crimping years later. Good luck with that $5.00 necklace because you spent that on the first string of beads.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Other Side of Rich

After the dentist, we wandered into the poor side of town that the tRump motorcade never passes through. Although a main drag in Palm Beach, its lanes are narrow and harrowing for an old lady driving a commercial van. No SUV's grace these tiny parking lots. If I didn't have my handicap sticker I couldn't have parked the van. Regular sized trucks and compacts that have seen better days snuggle into the tiny parking spaces designed to get the maximum number of little stores into a strip mall bursting at the seams.
We often walk the other strip malls getting between stores. No one ever makes eye contact, smiles or says a word.
What a difference a few dollars makes! Even if talking on the phone, the people took time to smile at us. I even got a compliment on my necklace from a young man who had been removed from the bar for obviously a few too many. He had joined the line of leaning men awaiting the time they could return to the dark cave where no one cares who you are. It was a rainbow of skin tones, all happily getting along and commiserating. No one cares what you are because you are human, just like them. Cheap food, cheap booze and laundromats are the hallmarks of this area hidden in the industrial section of a wealthy county. A Spanish grocery thrives in an area where not a word of Spanish was heard. Harbor Freight caters to tired men covered in honest grease with a very different kind of stock. On my side of the county, which I occupy not due to money but tenacity, the reviews for Harbor Freight are scathing but in this little slice of heaven, they are glowing for price and quality. Things look different when it takes a few weeks to save up to buy them as opposed to swiping an infinite credit card. People actually use turn signals and let people out onto the road over there. Everyone is tired and no one is going anywhere fast. I know the feeling of going home to the place you can afford littered with other people's cast offs in an imitation of decor knowing dinner will be greasy starch not known for its flavor but its ability to fill the stomach.
I think I like that side of town much more than the one I exist within. People smile. People talk to strangers. People even use turn signals!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Law Trap

When I was a teen, it was mandatory sentencing for a crime. It will make them stop and think before they do this. Nope, the crime rate is higher than it was when I was a kid. The only change is we have a bunch of people, mostly minorities in prison for offenses, like possession of marijuana, that are now legal, for years. Just keep one thing in mind, it costs a state about 300.00 a day to jail someone. YOU are the STATE. You are the one paying the 300.00 a day with your taxes that could be making a better school for your kids, fixing roads, putting more buses on the routes, planting more tree, expanding animal control, providing more arts and sports programs in school, building more free parks and the list goes on.
Extreme mandatory sentences did nothing but provide an easy income for people who don't need it and punish people who don't need punishing. So why isn't it repealed? It is easier to pass a law than get rid of it and that is why you have laws about where to graze your cattle in places that haven't seen a cow in a hundred years.
A law protecting children on the internet seemed like a good idea 3 years ago. Unfortunately, I now see my artist friends leaving the internet for fear of enormous fines they can't possibly pay if their work is reported. Yes, the government, our friend?, made it super easy to prosecute someone for these offenses. They made it so easy, anyone putting up a video can face a $30.000.00 fine in less than one millisecond even if their intended audience isn't under 18 and their subject matter really isn't adult, like DYI. The Government made it real easy to automate the process and in the process created a black and white rule with no shades of gray and no need for a human to review anything before you have pay. The justice machines are real.
The latest great law is on animal cruelty. It is heralded by the very people it is going to punish. Once again the original minimum sentence comes into play. Is there a week that small rescues do not reach the point due to their inability to say no to a suffering animal not violate these laws? PETA uses them all the time to close down small rescues over the condition of ONE out of 200 animals and prosecute the owners. Is there anyone naive enough to think the larger rescues won't use this law to get rid of their competition for donations, the smaller ones? Is there anyone stupid enough to think the government won't use this law to prosecute people that disagree with them politically? Come on folks, the small man gleefully signed this bill and the next day signed one legalizing using cyanide traps to kill animals and the next day another one allowing hunters to kill hibernating mother bears and cubs. This is the same man who populated the agencies charged with saving endangered animals with trophy hunters and YOU think he is protecting animals???? No, he is protecting money and there is big money in animal rescues. The animals see little help from the money you give to the large rescues but the small rescues will love you forever for a bag of cat food and the cats will get that food.
How about your beloved pet, sitting on your lap? Do you know if it has worms? Does it have ear mites well hidden in its ears? Is there a lone flea wandering the plains of its back waiting for the flea killer to kick in? Is your house pet proofed? Do you even know what that is? Well, you are guilty of animal cruelty, get a prison sentence and join the real sickos on a nationally available list. Guess what list you can't access due to a law signed early last month? That would be the list of convicted puppy mill owners and the locations of puppy mills. Guess who can sail through customs with endangered animal parts from their hunts in other countries? That would be the sons of the man who signed all these laws and a ton of others who just figured out a canned hunt is cheaper than the price they can get for a rhino horn or elephant tusk, all of which can now come into the country perfectly legally. In other words, they have now legalized harvesting endangered animals for parts under the guise of canned hunts. The animals don't even stand a chance, starved, abused and drugged so they can't escape their killers, I mean trophy hunters.
The small rescues don't stand a chance either as they lovingly tend animals others have thrown away, scrounge for medications and food and take that over their limit animal into their own bed to hold and reassure as it passes on that it is loved by someone. For that, they may join the person who had less than an ounce of pot on them at $300.00 a day that you are paying every time you buy gas, bread, beer, milk and a myriad of products you didn't even know had a tax built into their prices and of course the sales and property tax bills.
Someone published a statement yesterday that made sense. There is no Deep State. There is a bunch of bureaucrats getting kickbacks from Corporate America to take everyone's money and put it into the pockets of the already rich and overflowing. They are doing this because Corporate America convinced you the same bureaucrats were living the good life with their salaries and pensions just because they are union like many other professions. So now Corporate America pays the bureaucrats to screw you and bust the unions and guess what?? YOU ARE STILL PAYING THE SAME BILL.
Let me make this simple. You now pay in higher prices and jail sentences what you used to pay the bureaucrats in salary and benefits except Corporate America now takes a cut off the top so you are really paying more than before and no one is benefiting but a few rich people who have more money than they and their unborn great x10 grandkids could spend in their combined lifetimes if they starting buying things 24/7 right now. Result: YOU ARE SCREWED. The bureaucrats are screwed. The rich get richer.

Rule: Every time you think the people in charge are helping you screw your favorite group of people to hate, you get screwed right along with that group and the people in charge make a profit and give most of it to the rich people in charge of them. So you had better embrace the immigrant, they probably know where to buy cheap lubricant.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Why Woman Fail

Why Women don't get promoted, elected or succeed?
It has taken me 48 years in the work force to figure this out. Apologies to my beleaguered husband but he is catalyst for my discovery.
After the grocery last night, he announced he had brought the groceries in and put the van back the way it was. This is probably how my cap fell off because for 49 years, this has caused a teeth grinding episode. I know he brought the groceries in because I put them away. If he didn't bring a bag in, I would be out there looking for it. And then I thought, I am grabbing this bull by the horns and flipping the thing. Why is he doing this? Why do men do this?
So I asked him very politely is he would have told me he brought the groceries in if I were another man and his answer was probably.
Then I realized this is a communications problem, big one. Men communicate differently from women about the same things.
As a kid, if I had announced I brought the groceries in, the reply would have been, “Do you want a medal or a Wilkie button?” Both items are useless in the real world. If I had been male, I would have been thanked but women are given jobs to do and taught to do them and shut up no one wants to know about it. The result is we do not talk about what we do. Men, on the other hand, are encouraged to tout not their successes, but anything they do.
So how does this affect women?
For one thing, we spend our lives feeling unappreciated because we never get any thanks for the things we do because no one knows we do them.
Take my professional life for instance. When asked about my week, by my boss, I would say X therapy was proving effective and perhaps add an anecdote about a patient. The male in the position would rattle off he did X hypnosis sessions, X hours of biofeedback, washed so many electrodes and saw X people. Even though I did more, he looks like he did more. So when give out the raises time occurs, the doctor knows what therapy I think is best and something about a few patients but the MAN has done all this work every week. Guess who gets the raise?
Women think is terms of finishing the global job and resting. Men break the job down into tiny work that they did. Women succeed and men do work. The problem is no one sees the success of cleaning the toilet, mopping the floor or spending a hour chopping veggies to make the dish. They just see the Chef prancing out with a huge bowl of veggies he boiled for 15 minutes and slapped some butter on. Guess who makes the most money?
It is the same thing in politics. Women focus of the goals and men focus on everything they did even if they only sat at the table at the meeting. If a woman doesn't directly participate she doesn't list things. For a man, he just has to be in the room, or walking through the room, to claim part of the credit.
What did you do all day? I took care of the kids, did the washing and fixed dinner.
Male version: I got each child out of bed, cooked 3 dishes for breakfast and then washed 3 dishes, put clothes on 2 kids, did three loads of laundry, one white, one cold water and one dark colors while placing detergent in the washer and drier sheets in each load I dried. One load took a full hour to dry. Then took out the pans, chopped the carrots and chopped the celery before putting them in the pot with peas I had defrosted..........getting the picture, yet?
Men are used to getting information this way. I took care of the kids doesn't process in their brain. It is too vague so it goes right out the other ear. You will hand the boss a report. The man will find the paper, write the report, print the report out, find a binder, put it in the binder and hand it to the boss, on time. Now who do you think will get credit for that report, you or him?
I wish I had understood this 50 years ago. I would gotten a lot further in business and life because the person most often handing out the money are male. Rather than having the job done by the end of day, I should have explained that gathering the information would take 3 hours, assembling it another 2 hours, typing it up an hour, printing it out.....and I might have it done by lunch tomorrow. I would be running the country right now.

And one last thing, fellows. We do not find your bowel movements fascinating. Please stop talking.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Mother of all Conspiracy Theories

The Mother of ALL Conspiracy Theories

I am not going to throw words like Deep State, New World Order, etc, around because I prefer John Lopez who lives at 6666 SW 6 Street in Hidden City, New Hole, United Psychopaths and can be reached at 666-666-6666. There is no amorphous organization meeting at midnight to sacrifice a baby before turning on their computers and contacting the Reptilian Overlords for instructions. There are very real, breathing people reading reports written by the best people money can buy making decisions designed to kill us all. The only questions are who and why and there is nothing woo-woo about it.
Fact: Humans occupy less of the world's habitable area than ants, cockroaches, mice, rats, etc. We occupy a tiny portion of the world smaller than the USA when you actually take all us and put us shoulder to shoulder.
Fact: We can feed every human on earth several times over.
Fact: We have enough resources to last ad infinium.
So why are we running in circles screaming the world is ending?
Because it is and the reason is, as Spock the Vulcan would say, fascinating.
We have all this land that no one lives on because we are social creatures that like to clump into groups but, psychologists and sociologists will tell you, not that close. Here is a fascinating fact and it involves no drugs. Our closest social model is a rat. Yes, they organize themselves into communities and families just like we do except they are actually successful at it. So what happens if you give a rat everything it desires which happens to be unlimited food and mates? You would have a happy rat. Now, what happens if you build the rat a city with everything it wants except more space? They go extinct. Now remember, they can't eat all the food, like the water, it is unlimited. Some poor lab tech cleans up after them every day. They get medical care and are healthy little suckers, so why go extinct? The answer was when the population reaches a certain density, the rats lose all interest in everything. They curl up in a ball and stop living. They stop eating and breeding. They actually become infertile for no apparent reason. They go extinct because they never recover from this.
Scientists have known this for at least a century.
So, we build cities, stack people on top of each other and make laws to prevent them from living in the countryside where they would have space and make sure the economy keeps crashing to increase the stress on city dwellers who have no way to actually take care of themselves. All anyone has to do is say, no, this is too dense a population, let's increase the living space. All ANYONE has to do is say no and NO ONE does.
Let's say you are a smart, hardworking businessman. You are making computers. They are a tad slow. Someone comes to your office and says, we can make them 5 milliseconds faster and the battery last fifteen minutes longer using the rare mineral that no one has ever heard of and increasing the price by several hundred dollars. How fast will you toss them out? First off, how did anyone even get a sample of this super rare mineral? It's so rare you don't even know the name or where it is found but it will involve invading several countries that might just fight back and all for what, a few milliseconds? You don't even know how fast a millisecond expires. Who does something that stupid? Well, that would be the current computer and telephone company heads. The men are a geniuses and they make that kind of a business decision?
The oil company executives were told over 60 years ago about global warming. The best minds in the world said there would only be one outcome if we continued to use fossil fuels: extinction. We can assume these captains of industry knew what the word extinction meant. Now, as a businessman with two brain cells functioning do you (a) start pumping as much oil as you can, pollute the environment as fast as you can and build even more inefficient vehicles to use the dwindling supply of fossil fuels OR (b) do you start looking for another industry to go into that does the same thing and doesn't use fossil fuels like, solar, wind and hydro power which is unlimited and FREE! Either the heads of the oil industry are incredibly stupid or brain damaged or there is something we don't know and it all leads to, just like the mega-cities, extinction.
Now how do we feed everyone? Simple, you stop wasting food and water feeding things to kill them to eat them. The only reason man eats meat is man is lazy. Go hunt, kill, eat but eventually you run out of things to hunt because they are all eaten, by you. That was when you started raising animals to eat but, the very people you made fun of, the vegetable growers, now have to grow vegetables to feed the animals you are growing to eat. Now, the fun fact here is that you can eat the vegetables with no problem and have plenty of water, land and food with no animals dying and no wasted resources. Unlike, say the cat, you can process vegetable protein. It actually keeps you alive longer than eating animal protein which is harder to digest and has more toxins in it. So you come up with 101 ways to cook chicken and disguise it as something new. Let's look at facts. You have chicken, beef and pork. That is three main meats and three tastes. You have potatoes, broccoli, tomatoes, beets, squash, lettuce, kale, cabbage, beans …..... shall I go on? The tastes available from plant matter is almost unlimited when you add in flowers and herbs and they cost less to produce, you can grow them in your kitchen and eat for free. So, if you want to feed the world many times over, just switch to vegetables instead of meat. Vegetables don't poop and pollute.
It is simple things, like cooking oil that really get you asking questions. Grape seed oil is a high temperature oil that can be used to cook everything. It can be produced by cold press which uses little energy except for a really heavy rock in primitive times AND here is the clincher, do you have any idea how many grape seeds are in the landfills? Let me explain, take a look at that bottle of wine. Wine is made from grapes and much to your shock, small grapes with BIG seeds. You have to crush the grapes and then filter the seeds out or the wine is awful. That produces pounds of seeds that could then be crushed and the oil extracted and used for cooking and frying and the hulls can probably be used for something but the question is why grapeseed oil is so expensive when it is made from garbage from the wine industry? It is healthy. It can be used at any temperature. It is cheap to produce. But we grow rape seed to make an unhealthy oil to market cheaper than grapeseed oil and we still have the hulls except this time they are toxic. So, all you smart business people out there, do you make a product you have to grow and process and then dispose of toxic waste or make a better product out of garbage and its by products are non-toxic. That is no growing, no harvesting and nothing to get rid of....which one? Why, the rape seed of course because we are stupid.
And the choices just keep multiplying over and over.
Let's keep people from going off the grid to live on their own land because after all it is more expensive and polluting to produce large amounts of power, purify water polluted by producing the power and then try to get rid of all the poop rather than each family passively producing their own power, filtering their own water and composting their poop for fertilizer to grow the veggies they are eating without a farmer spraying the crap out of a monocrop with poisons, harvesting it and trucking it to market all with lovely fossil fuels that are causing more pollution....wait a minute! Stop the insanity! Why are we doing everything the hard way? Are we suicidal?
Are we suicidal or is someone trying to kill us?
Sustainability is a dirty word. It means living a lifestyle that sustains us, society and the planet. It means if you produce it, you use a minimum of resources and you return to the planet an equal amount of equivalent resources. We have stopped doing that and gone to taking from the planet to produce a product at the highest cost and pollution with the end product being something that can't be used again and actually poisons us. Are you going to tell me all these captains of industry are so stupid they don't know that they are killing their own future generations? What kind of world are they leaving their children and grandchildren?
No one in their right minds would do this, except psychopaths who only care about what happens to them and no one else. Fortunately, psychopathy and intelligence go together. You seldom find a stupid psychopath but on the other hand, you don't always find rich psychopaths. I proved in another series of postings that none of the billionaires of today are actually “self-made men”. They ALL come from money, have excellent educations and were given every opportunity. You do not find a rags to riches story among them and every one of them is crazy. Most of them, without rich friends or family, would be serial killers roaming the back roads of the world looking for people to dismember alive.
Harsh? Oh let's look at the infamous twins. They completely dumped their entire family leaving them with little money to produce the most defective oil pipes in the world while abusing their wives and children. I mean, what do you call it when a man who is an expert skier takes his novice wife, the love of his life and mother of his children, on a skiing trip and puts her behind him on an expert slop from which there is no exit and where she can die in a horrible accident at any moment because of her novice status? Would that be a loving husband or a psychopathic potential killer? As the MEME's say, just saying. She thinks it is pushing her potential. So would pushing her off a cliff to teach her to flap her arms and fly. I say it is abuse on many levels. Would they be a billion dollars low producing a quality product that didn't consistently leak and pollute the earth and water? No, they wouldn't. So why does anyone buy their pipes? They are the sole producer of pipes in the world. They eliminated all competition in the field. There is no choice. Why didn't someone, some government stop them? They will stop you from installing your own water piper, for your own good, of course.
Here is what we know or I know. Everyone of these psychopaths got a hand up to become the billionaires they are. Someone whispered in their ear with a deal they couldn't pass up. The only people they care about is themselves. No one else really exists. They are geniuses but like practically all geniuses, they have a single focus and are unable to see either long range effects or the effects on other things from what they do. They all have excellent educations at the best universities where most of them dropped out and followed their “dream” in Daddy's ten car garage with a small, quarter of a mil loan or more, from a relative or friend of the family using their former school mates as slave labor with the promise they might be brought on board when they made it big. The school mates are probably flinging burgers because they are nowhere it be seen. Oddly, any one of the schoolmates would have made a better product and were better people..... I wonder if that is why they are flipping burgers with a Harvard degree. Once you step on that train, there is no exit and you are expendable. You will do what you are told or everything will be removed from you or you will suffer the Epstein fate.
So whose name am I looking for that isn't New World Order or Deep State? I am looking for the person who provided the money the investors gave them to start the companies. I want the name of the person who gave some dupe the rare minerals no one has ever seen in their lives to shave those milliseconds off your download. I want the person who provided the whiskey the afternoon those captains of industry decided to run the energy industry into the ground, start wars over oil and destroy the entire planet. I want to know who the head psychopath is and why they want to kill me. Yes, it is personal and you should want to know why they want to kill you. Why have they made sure we don't have the future we were promised? Why have they made sure we are disease ridden, stressed out, poisoned and overworked? Why have they caused us to waste our lives on a hamster wheel in a rat maze with no cheese at the end? And when we find them, instead of waiting for the answer, let's just throw them to sharks and let nature take its course. Sharks have to eat, after all. It is all every environmentally friendly.

I've done a bit of the legwork for you. So here are a few hints. It's not any head of banking, industry, country or royalty. These people are the expendable public faces of the monster. Remember one thing, the kings were originally chosen in this demented economic system to rule via divine right. Now, who determined what the divine right was? Now you have your starting point so delve into some genealogy and find out who and what the current families are. For all you know, they are living next door.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Pearls of War

Armed with nothing but a pearl necklace.............
I wonder when the reality of who the snowflakes or just plain flakes is going to set in with the screaming Cult of Hate. They have their leader, hiding in Walter Reed with his bone spurs (which curiously enough never go away without surgery and don't seem to appear on a single x-ray, ever), and their cry baby judge, afraid he won't get his bottle of beer, are all petrified of a woman armed only with a pearl necklace. Oh great white supremacist Vikings brought to their knees behind a bunch of old white chicken hawks scrambling for their lives when two women tell them to sit down and shut up armed once again, with that string of pearls.
Damn folks, perhaps we should forget restricting the purchase of AK-14's and take a good look at pearls. Those things are dangerous.
Or perhaps you might want to consider the GOP is nothing more than a bunch of cry babies who suddenly aren't able to bully or buy their way into power because someone finally said, “Enough”, and took away their safe place down at the local watering hole. Perhaps you might want to consider the hatred is fueled by equal amounts of alcohol and fear and like most rodents, will run as soon as the cat steps on stage. The cat wears pearls and they aren't fake.
Nope, unlike the Ho's in the front row of the hate fests, these pearls are the real deal, nicely understated and saying, “I have class, I have power and I have truth”. My pearls come from real wild oysters not subjugated, farmed slave oysters or the great Chinese glass pearl factory. Mine were formed in life's irritations of some poor oyster that just wanted to solve the problem of sand in its meal and now, I am going to solve the problem.

It would seem wrapping yourself in a giant flag made in China while waving a gold painted cross is about to go out of style, since someone just asked for the proof and those wooden swords don't cut well. The magic guy in the sky is nice, but steel always wins and those ladies have steel backbones.