Friday, July 31, 2015

What first comes to mind?

Sadly, my first thought was our selection of 
Presidential candidates and Congressional leaders.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Southern landscape could be changing...

Statue of the demon Baphomet

 ~ A Satanic Temple in Detroit unveiled an 8 foot statue of the demon Baphomet they want placed  next to the statue of the 10 Commandments at the Oklahoma statehouse. How many days would the statue go without vandalism before those Okies got out their picks and sledgehammers? My over and under would be 10 days.

The Temple must be pretty well funded since the statue cost $100,000. These aren't atheists, which makes me wonder how their worship is performed...

 ~ What do you consider “vile”? Murder? Rape? Incest? Slavery? The definition seems to be changing with popular culture and conditioning.

 ~ According to the University of New Hampshire, the word "American" could be offensive. Yep, the world is sure changing…

 ~ So how do you get a Republican controlled Congress to give the President the power to negotiate treaties with foreign countries? This article states it took $200 million to get them to sell their vote on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and Wall Street provided most of the funding.

 ~ I am convinced that the Executive branch of our Federal government will use the IRS, NSA and EPA to selectively take control of private resources and freedoms. Emails were recently made public where the IRS targeted Tea Party non-profits to “buy time” and slow down their complaints to Congress. Water rights are now targeted by EPA.

These very powerful bureaucracies, controlled by the executive branch of our government, will change freedom as we know it, in order to implement their “Sustainable America” agenda, aka Agenda 21. Although I am an environmentalist and conservationist, I don’t believe our government can effectively implement the solution when they can be paid off to overlook enforcement.

 ~ I can't help but wonder if the Boy Scouts will survive their new policy of accepting gay men in leadership positions? If they do, I anticipate sporadic lawsuits, much like the Catholics are experiencing with the past behavior of their priests.  

Monday, July 27, 2015

Nonsensical, I know...

Rolling joints on assembly line...

 ~ The most telling thing about the #BlackLivesMatter agenda is that it seems relevant only when a black person is killed by someone who is not black. This is the most apparent hypocrisy of the movement. The second is pronouncing #AllLivesMatter to be racist.

 ~ Most gunmen seem to go on a shooting spree where their victims are unarmed. Will it be necessary to carry a concealed weapon when we go to the movie theatre? It looks like it may come to that.

 ~ With humans rights at the forefront of the progressive movement, how does Qatar get to host the World Cup when an estimated 4,000 poorly treated immigrant workers will die building the stadium? Yea, I know, money always trumps human life.

 ~ The new era of charting and mapping has reached a new level with this one mapping the proliferation of STD’s across America. One should be cautious when freelancing.

 ~ Could Donald Trump be the Republican Party spoiler? If he’s unable to get the nomination and goes Independent, could make Hillary a shoe-in, similar to what Perot did when Bill was elected? Didn’t Trump support Hillary when she ran against Obama?

 ~ Jeb Bush is promising to curb lobbying and cut the size of government. This will not make him popular with federal employees or Congressional panderers.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How to insult a liberal progressive...

After they self-righteously attack your character,
Homey wants to play the game a little different...

Monday, July 20, 2015

Apple is going green

 ~ After promising not to “monetize” the data they collect, Apple was just awarded a patent on targeted ad technology that allows them to direct advertising to individuals “based on how much money they have”. Profit seems to always undermine privacy, and this is big money.

 ~ It looks like the KKK Rally Saturday at South Carolina became fairly hostile when protesters from the New Black Panther Party confronted them. After seeing the photo, I wonder how any civilized human being could support a group whose members wear Swastikas.

 ~ Police have shot and killed 518 people so far this year, 43% did not have a gun . It looks like people who choose not to follow LEOs instructions may have a shorter life expectancy. Lack of obedience can be fatal, of course, most of already are aware of this.

 ~ Sid Bass must love Blue Bell Ice Cream. He just lent them $125 million to stay afloat after the Listeria shutdown. Of course, the Bass family gets a 33% stake in the company for this generous outlay. Let Blue Bell fold and there would be civil unrest in the south!

 ~ The Mosque in Chattanooga that gunman Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez attended are in fear of reprisal, which is probably not unfounded. If all white people are deemed racist, then all Muslims could be considered potential terrorists.

Shoot first and ask questions later may be policy at the US Immigration Dept. If we don’t successfully fence our borders and be more careful who we allow to live here, I fear our cities may become war zones. Can you imagine Chicago turning into an “Escape From LA” movie reality?

 ~ The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that the nuclear treaty will not change Iran’s relationship with America. It’s obvious they still hate us and want to destroy us. If Iran is a terrorist nation, what in the hell are we doing negotiating with them? As much as I would like to drink the Kool-Aid, I see no positive outcome of any deal with them.

 ~ It looks like ISIS has begun using chemical weapons in its war on the world. Their capabilities are growing.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

This is going viral...

I caught this on Facebook and felt it worthy to repost.

Congratulations, ISIS.

You wanted attention, and yesterday, you got it. Only, you chose the wrong people to seek that attention from.

You did not get the attention of our weak President. He tweeted his support for your medieval holiday following your cowardly attack. You did not get the attention of our useless and corrupt Congress. They were too busy lining their pockets.

When you attacked those four Marines, you got the attention of every one of our 186,800 active duty Marines, along with every Marine who ever served.

You just stirred up hate, discontent, and malice within a group of people who relish the idea of engaging the enemy.

There is something you obviously don't yet know about Marines...

The brotherhood we share is stronger than the challenges we face, the weapons we master, or the enemies we destroy.

You will learn that soon though.

You attacked a group of men who bond over the smell of gunpowder and misery—and enjoy it. You didn't attack America's leaders, you attacked America's Marines, and that is a battle you are not prepared for.

You see, we won't play by the rules you're accustomed to seeing. When you play in our backyard, we don't have to answer to any chain of command. We will not follow ridiculous ROEs crafted by a spineless bureaucrat to appease some goat herding tribal leader. And we won't be wearing uniforms so that you can easily ambush us.

Nope. None of that shit.

When you think you're walking into a target-rich environment, you're really walking into an ambush.

That pudgy, middle-aged guy wearing khakis in the mall, who unbeknownst to you, is a former 0311 and armed, will dump your sorry ass before you have a chance to scream "allah snackbar." And that soccer mom pushing a stroller, she's got a Glock and will happily leave you gasping in a pool of your own blood before she lets you hurt her children.

We are here and we still have the training and experience to wage war, whether here or abroad. And wage war we will. Every one of us are willing to fight and die to protect our Marine Corps brothers and sisters, our families and friends, and our way of life.

And we will win, because while you fight to destroy what you hate, we fight to protect what we love.

Semper Fi!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Understanding electricity can be painful

WARNING: Offensive Language and Extreme Stupidity

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Crime, punishment and
conservative psychosis...

Does a change of perception change the definition.

 ~ It has gone relatively unnoticed that Presidential candidates have been very cautious on standing tough on crime. I guess they don’t want to alienate voters who have family members in prison. Being tough on crime could also be portrayed as racist based on the high percentage of minorities doing time.

 ~ Speaking of tough on crime, I found myself highly amused after reading where Dinesh D’Souza, released from confinement after pleading guilty of violating federal campaign-finance laws, was ordered by a judge to continued psychiatric consultation after already being cleared by a psychiatrist. I wonder if the 46 convicted drug dealers the President just set free were held to similar requirements?

The progressive establishment may believe conservative values and beliefs are a mental, emotional or psychological disorder. One thing is certain, D’Souza does not go along with the rewriting of American and world history that’s set on invoking guilt, shame and reparations for the actions of our forefathers’.

If you don’t know Dinesh D’Souza, or what he’s done, it’s worth your time to find out. His documentary, America: Imagine a World Without Her should be required viewing for every American, although not popular with the “check your privilege” progressives.

~ As we teach computers to think, developing artificial intelligence (AI), how long will it take them to learn that human beings cannot be trusted? That we all have the capacity, and occasional inclination, to lie, cheat and steal due to our imperfect nature. How long did it take you?

What action would AIs take when they figure this out? Would it depend on their programming or their conclusions based on available information? In a digitally-controlled, wireless environment, AIs could actually control everything that computers operate, ultimately controlling humans.

If we were to create a higher intelligence, one that could become autonomous, what would be its motivation to keep us around? Is it reasonable to believe we could create a higher intelligence and it allow us to control it? Man may have a moral compass in his DNA, but he also possesses an inclination to do evil. AIs won't be fettered by either of these attributes.

Would Spock say this in not logical? I think not. Most funding for AI are for military advancement, under the guise of saving human lives and world peace. Training AIs to kill on command, lacking the ability to value human life, where would the killing end once they determined we were our own worst enemy? 

IMHO, based on the history of man, one forgone conclusion might be that of taking away humans’ ability to harm each other, if not removing human life from this planet entirely.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Check your privilege!

Privilege or contempt? What would your children say?

From the progressive playbook: How to make people comply – attack their character. Use their guilt to stigmatize them by calling them racist, prejudice, chauvinistic, sexist, homophobic or hypocritical. Since we cannot immediately prove otherwise, they use this attack to shut us up and end discussion. A lesson on how to have the last word.

Even the President said its “in our DNA” to be racist, yet he omitted the fact that people of color possess the same DNA.

On America’s college campuses, the latest buzz phrase going around is “check your privilege”. My response to that is “check your motives”. This looks to be another way to trap this generation in an entitlement mindset, invoking shame and guilt on others, while harboring resentment, anger and hate. If our soul is to be truly free, we must forgive, encourage and serve others.

Rivers of blood were shed for our privileges. England felt entitled to govern this land, which we defended the right for the privilege of sovereignty. 600,000 white Union soldiers sacrificed their lives for the freedom of slaves in this country, where’s the gratitude for that privilege? Wiping your arse on the American flag is not checking your privilege, its showing your contempt for the privilege you have been given.

Ask Mexican or African nationals what sacrifices they would make to live in the USA; to experience the privilege of our freedoms, lifestyle and culture. A place where hard work and perseverance gives one the opportunity to make a better life for himself and his family.

Casting stones by attacking the character of others only provides the illusion of superiority and terminating any reasonable discussion. It seldom produces healing and change, which is one reason it is so effective to those who are consumed by a miserable existence.

The greatest privilege I received is the gift of life. Another is living in a country that allows personal freedoms not found worldwide. If I’m not grateful for either of these, I need to check my privilege, because I am a slave to a self-destructive attitude and will not experience a meaningful, joyous life.

I fear all is lost if we don’t show our children the huge sacrifices made by our ancestors for what we possess today. Many don’t even know why we celebrate the 4th of July, Independence Day. How can we teach them to love and forgive if we demonstrate hate, anger, resentment and entitlement? Don’t expect them to learn this in school; it’s definitely not in the curriculum.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Another movie review...

I watched the sci-fi flick Ex Machina Monday night and was thoroughly entertained. It held my attention the entire time. Although the ending was not what I expected, AI movies seldom end well. It’s not for children due to nudity.

A haunting quote from the movie: “One day the AIs are going to look back on us the same way we look at fossil skeletons on the plains of Africa. An upright ape living in dust with crude language and tools, all set for extinction.” 

I sometimes wonder if God would use a movie to foreshadow the future of life on planet earth? I imagine He can use any medium He chooses.

The DVD just became available at Netflix. I hope you enjoy it.

Soapbox saliva...
May cause bad breath

 ~ Although the US and British government want the keys to encrypted code so they can monitor secure information, an elite group of security technologists have concluded it would put “the world’s most confidential data and critical infrastructure in danger”. How long do you think it took them to come to that conclusion? 

It looks to me like the greatest transparency in the U.S. government is access to confidential information they protect. With America importing a huge amount of foreigners in the workforce, including very smart IT workers, why would anyone believe this information is safe? 

Do you trust our government’s competence? If politicians were held to the same performance standards of private enterprise, they would be unemployable. 

It also looks like our greatest national security risk are the people living here, including our leadership. Greed makes people predictable, a demented belief system on the other hand can give rise to great evil, which we witness daily. Put them both together in government and tyranny is a byproduct. 

Our money is now created from thin air, or paper if you prefer. A piece of paper promising it’s worth something; moreover, our perception of what it’s worth. A promissory note backed by the integrity of our government, which is failing at an alarming rate. 

If you believe great wealth gives you security, you may want to brush up on your history. It never saved any advanced civilization from collapse. With the debt America has amassed, someone else holds the deed to this land, which may be the very reason for all the foreign trade agreements. 

I’m sure the ancient Romans, Mayans, Greeks and Egyptians felt safe with all their wealth, intellect, technology and culture, yet their Utopian societies self destructed. Their great civilizations were no match for the evil that consumed them. What makes America different?

If you think your bank account will save you from poverty, evil or injustice, all one needs to look at are the Jews during the Nazi revolution. After taking their wealth, they just became another mouth to feed.

~ Once upon a time, I believed if Americans didn’t like their leadership, we had the ability to change it through the voting process. Based on our political system today, as well as American indifference, I no longer believe we really have a true choice in our leadership. It looks like we continue to support the best panderers and vote our pocketbook based on their promises. I am not innocent. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Priorities are changing...
Get on board or else?

 ~ The President recently gave the commencement address at a Coast Guard graduation where he told them that protecting this country from climate change is a “serious threat” to national security and inferred it would be a dereliction of duty not to act upon it.  What a moral booster.

I guess lowering the priorities of the Coast Guard from drugs, WMDs, human trafficking and illegal immigration and bringing climate change to the top will make this country safer. I believe his message was to more than just these graduates, especially after laying off 30,000 in the Army. Sounds to me like a veiled threat, that if you don’t get on board his boat, expect your career in government service to run aground.

 ~ Liberal democrat leadership in sanctuary cities are having a hard time justifying their position on illegal immigration and will be out of a job soon if they don’t change their policy. They are placing the blame on Republicans and conservatives, who won’t allow them to increase funding to more flawed programs which do nothing but grow the bureaucracy. I expect Hillary to distance herself from her previous statements and preach a new revised message.

If leadership is truly concerned with government’s responsibility to “protect and serve”, our borders and immigration control should be at the top of their agenda. The laws are in place for a reason, and now we are beginning to see why they should be enforced. More gun control laws are not the answer. Just ask Chicago, who can’t enforce the laws already in place.

I predict that the FBI will begin monitoring social media when performing background checks for gun purchases. When public photos of Dylann Roof portray a wannabe extremist who can still buy a gun, it sure makes the agency look incompetent. And looks are everything.

 ~ I watched the documentary The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest recently, after watching Camp X-Ray the night before. Now I understand why people would rather die than go back to prison. If you’re not mentally ill before going to prison, there’s a good probability that some of those places would change that.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Some days...

WARNING: Language
Now this is entertainment!