Sunday, 21 December 2014

Korea, Cuba, and the rest of it

I wish I were like you(se).
I wish I believed the News.  I wish I believed in Christmas, other than a revenue generating season of giving (buying).   We're exchanging gifts like usual, but for me, its VERY different than it used to be.   The Santa Claus hawking cars commercials this year are more than I can stand.  Everything is different.  Everything.
 I wish this never happened, or at least that I'd never seen it.  I wish I still believed in everything I used to believe in.  
One of my best friend's sons recently became a state trooper, which even I think is a good thing, but I've noticed (with no imagination inserted whatsoever) that we are very definitely on different "sides" now.  My beliefs, which are known by them, are not as trusting or as warm and fuzzy regarding our great nation. When you're a cop, you're IN the recipie.  The badge means more, the flag means more, the whole mixture becomes a black and white stained glass picture framed in steel bars.  Its bad for both of us, because both of us know the other is wrong.  They don't question anything, and I don't believe anything.   The middle innocuous ground still exists, like dogs and seasons and work.  Life goes on (I guess), just with lots of broken glass around to walk on.

From the moment the story of N. Korea (allegedly, supposedly, possibly, sorta-kinda-maybe) hacking into Sony studio computers was broke, I smelled the distinct  odor or heavy  induced bullshit around it.  From what we know and see, N. Korea is a backwards starving nation ruled by a iron fisted loon.  We KNOW that, because that's what we are told it is.   THEY, we are told, are told the U.S. is an evil money worshipping war mongering nuclear weapon wielding nation of meddlers and sovereign nation destroying narcissists.
At least one of the stories is right, eh?  Well we're the good guys and they're the bad guys.  They, with ONE ISP for the whole 3 goat and 11 chicken country, hacked into Sony Studios computer systems because Sony made a movie about assassinating Korea's beloved leader.  We can't tell the public HOW we know what we know, (that alone should have the American braindead public mumbling,  WTF!?) but we are told by none other than OUR beloved leader, that N. Korea is the badguy here.   Yuh-huh, the president said it.
This is one of those areas where the believers (most all americans), and people like me, part ways.   Believers can't imagine NOT believing network news or heaven forbid the president, while people like me stopped believing them a long time ago.  People like me are CRAZY, and believers are just plain old good and normal.  
It took 2 or three days for me to get an idear of what the hell was going on here, but then a little story surfaced about an "internet security bill", that died a couple times in session.    Then a light bulb went on.   now the stories of "well if Sony studios can be hacked, whats NEXT!?!?!?!  Our INFRASTRUCTURE!!!!!"  Good frickin grief get that bill PASSED!!!!  NOW!!!!!! we don't care what the hell is in it, we just want to be SAFE!!!
You know, like the Patriot act, and Obamacare, which NO ONE read or understood before voting on.
The lobbyists told the politicians, "THIS is what you think, this is how you vote", and they did.   A couple loons spoke out (cuz they READ the bills), but they were and are just rabble rousing trouble making America-non-lovers.  You know, BAD guys.   Like N. Korea.

The internet security  bill is a now considered a "zombie bill.  A  kinda un-dead thing, just waiting to be revived by a Murican-loving god-fearin-public-protectin-politician, or an  AMC network executive.
It seems that hardy anything gets done in this country anymore without great fear predicating its doing. (again, read the patriot act).  This is Standard Operating Procedure anymore, and its working swimmingly.  
Make an event that scares the public and the legislators, pump the story in the news with every angle covered, with obligatory arguments on Foxnews and CNN, and let the Murica-lovers do the rest.

It matters, because, well, everything matters, eventually.  
But as long as you think your gov't is good and wants to PROTECT you, you won't see or hear ANYTHING, until its either too late, or it doesn't matter anymore.

Just watch the story with a bit of suspicion.  Ask "who has something to GAIN from this story?"
In other words, follow the money, or the control.   Who gets $$$$, or Control, because of this story?
STOP believing (like a goddam child) that your voted for politicians are thinking of YOU and your safety and security in Washington D.C.    Its no less or more a fairy tale, than the story of santy-claus.

Same with the story of Cuba.
The embargo was a symbol of everything that's wrong with America (especially since the fall of the soviet union), and its' ending now, is not for why we are being told.   Not completely, anyways.
The day of the story, we were told "banks would benefit because debit cards and credit cards could be used there ....."
Just a 5 second blip but it speaks volumes.
Banks run the world.  Banks run the gov't(s). 

Banks run your life.

Think I'm exagurating?  Not only do they run it, you cant seem to let them run it enough!
Your "credit rating", is YOU.
It affects what kind of home you can rent, or buy.
It affects what kind of job you can get. 
It affects how much you pay for Insurance.
You can't do SHIT without it, and you (collectively) are now taught that you MUST have an app on your phone that enables you to access and check your credit rating, while walking in the park, or eating lunch.  You have been taught to make it your priority, just so you can become MORE indebted to, you guessed it, the bank system.
A good citizen has a GOOD credit rating.  And that sounds normal and right, doesn't it.  Logical even.  Its for your own benefit, right? 

Well I won't change you and you surely know I'm hopelessly beyond changing back to the numb side.

Just wake up.  Wake the frick up a little bit at least.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Insane ramblings from insane-ville

Why stop now eh?
I'm on vacation.  1st one in 4 or 5 yrs.  Not the south of France, but it sure is a nice change from the castle on the dirt road that I currently call my bunker. 
I just said goodbye to my oldest (married) child and sent her on her way on life's adventure highway which for now will end in London.  England. 
Lots of emotions on this one, not the least of which is a sense of relief that she is getting the hell out of NYC, which isnt fit for man nor beast to live properly and sanely, IMO.   As I drove her to her bus we talked about similar goodbyes we've had in the past, and how this one ranks with them.  Maybe its age, maybe its from having the mental shit kicked out of my head for the past few yrs., I dunno.   This one, as seemingly permanent and distancing as it seems, wasn't as hard as the time I drove her to her new home with her mother half a state away.  Had to stop the car a few times to regain my vision on that trip.  
I told her the good news is, you ARE going to be across a pretty big ocean from your mother.   So there's that. 
The greatest sense of loss I felt this morning, was for her siblings, who while not having seen her much since she got all grown up and moved to the big city and all, they still weren't an ocean away.   And the very positive very feminine impact she had (especially on her sisters, will be very missed indeed. 
Of course there was talk of visiting and such, but good bye does mean goodbye, even if it isn't totally permanent, and unless you are hanging up on an Ex, it usually is acompanied by a bit of a sting. 

And so it goes.   Vacation continues with the other kids, even on a gray drizzly day by the lake.  

A good day to sit and ramble.
And reflect.

And be sad.

Its good to know I'm not totally dead inside, even if its cuz I feel such loss.  

Thursday, 10 April 2014

who do you trust, the dog or the tail wagging the dog?

Life in a rabbit hole isn't nearly as much fun as one might think it is.  For starters, you don't know if what you see is real, and if it is, you don't really know what to make of what you are seeing.   
Kinda like watching television.  
"the U.S State dept. accuses Russia (and vladamir putin) of staging the insurrection in The Ukraine, for the purposes of becoming involved militarily there....."
Um, and where do you think Mr Putin might have learned THAT trick?    I suggest by watching CNN, and american policy of the past few decades.   No?   You might want to read up on Syria, Libya, Iraq, et al.

Atty Gen. Eric Holder, after being "grilled" by congressman yesterday, spoke before a sympathetic crowd and asked (repeatedly) "When was the last time a U.S. atty gen. was treated like that!?!?!"
Um, when was the last time a U.S. atty gen. ACTED like that, mr Holder!?!?!?  was my response.       Thats like that blade runner chap, on trial for shooting his supermodel girlfriend through a bathroom door, asking the jury, "yeah, but what about my bleeding bathroom door!?!?  Who is going to see to it that IT gets repaired properly!?!?"
Oh yes it is.    Holder completely discounted everything he has been accused and charged with, (like contempt, f'rinstance)  and instead whined about being picked on. 

Houdini airlines flight 3-7-0.
I couldn't even have made up this story.     Like I've previously said, this one made my rabbit hole sensors go off from the git go.   Maybe its me.   Maybe I can see bullshit more clearly now, or maybe bullshit isnt as camoflauged as it used to be.    Nothing about what we have been told, has been true.  We have been TOLD its true, and experts have even painstakingly said so, but it aint so.   
Like f'rinstance, did YOU know that all boeing 777's have fly by wire capability?   Fly by wire, is the ability to fly the plane, remotely.  Like from Langley Va.      But experts (ON AIRCRAFT RELATED TECH SITES) have stated that it would take someone with "extensive knowledge of aircraft computer systems" to be able to hack into an aircraft and take over controls of said aircraft.
Oh, THAT makes me feel better.    Good thing there aren't any of THEM out there, huh?   Places like the pentagon and the CIA and even the frickin white house can and HAVE been hacked, but boeing's airplanes???  Nah.   Impossible.    they're MUCH more difficult to hack into than say.......the NSA.  
Flag waving veteran-centered websites expertly point out the obvious, that it was a plane from a muslim country piloted by muslims.   Nuff said.
Pointy headtechno geeks said we need MORE technology to protect us more better.   Yeah thats it.  
Fly by wire, sheep.   fly by wire.    Look into that, the most highly ignored secret of the past 15 minutes.

And...........we have a current love affair with Lyndon B. Johnson.  The president who "reluctently" assumed power after JFK was shot by those miracle bullets.   
Current focus is centered on LBJ's pushing forward of the civil rights agenda that JFK  championed.    You would think that LBJ was the greatest thing to happen to black americans since Popeye's chicken.  
It makes a nice story, and evidently a pretty good broadway play too, but the devil is indeed in the details on this one.   JFK was "presented" a plan, in which American military forces would get incrementally involved in S.E. Asia, and JFK wasn't too receptive of said plan. 
In fact, if he were Vladimir Putin, he would have said HELL NYET!   Well it seems that the CIA and the people who run THEM, didnt like JFK's answer to their plan, and JFK was shot 6 months later by some guy.   Wasn't a muslim though.  
LBJ, on the otherhand, was balls to the walls enthusiastic about crushing the dire threat in S.E Asia, posed by the (muslim of that day) communist movement.   
So here's my take on mr-civil-rights-president-post-mortem-tony-award winner-LBJ.
Civil rights?
58,000 american servicemen were killed in Vietnam.   roughly 8,000 were african-americans.    viva la freedom.

Oh yeah.  And we lost.  And now our clothes are made in vietnam.   But that has nothing to do with the war there.   It never does, does it.  
I've written this before, and I'm gonna write it again because the three of you(se) need to understand it.   Its pretty much everything.
In his farewell address, Dwight Eisenhower stated that the "greatest threat America faces in the 20th century, was the AMERICAN military industrial complex".
You know, the people who brought you viet nam a few short years after Ike wrote that.  After JFK  said america would NOT get into an extensive prolonged military action in vietnam.   And he was shot shortly thereafter.   By some guy.  Obviously crazy, but not a muslim.

Anybody watch the Stock Market channel?  I dont know what the hell its called, CBNBSMSBC or somethin,  but its one of the funniest networks on tv today.   Watch the experts opine on what is what, and keep an eye on the DOW numbers as they are happening.   First of all you should notice that while sounding all expert-y and informative, if you REALLY listen, you will hear nothing but a white noise that could easily be coming from your clothes dryer exhaust vent.  
My point?   Opinions, moods and messages change  there almost as fast as the direction of the DOW nowadays.   And much like atty gen. eric holder, being ghastly wrong 3 minutes previous is of no matter.   They're still experts dammit, and that other thing....well......naaah thats them damn balsams.

At the end of the Not-A-War in Vietnam, some infamous videos were shot (along with a million or so vietnamese) that sum up life in these united states.
Helicopters, tanks, trucks, equiptment of all kinds (expensive as hell and bought and paid for, to boot) were jetisoned off of ships and into the briny deep as american troops pulled out of Vietnam.   Millions and millions (and millions) of dollars worth of equipment scuttled because, well, we didn't need it anymore.
No, Northrup Grummen didnt send the american people a rebate check for any of it.   Hell, America was glad to be out of that damn place, and the cost of a few (thousand) expensive vehicles being sent to their grave ala Osama Bin Laden, was of little importance then, or now.   Splash, glug glug glug.   Thanks for the gumball america.  See you next war.
The only difference between Vietnam and Afghanistan, is the cheerleading on the sidelines nowadays.  Everybody in a military uniform is a hero, praised and applauded at every sporting event and national newscast.    Why, they're there to protect US, thats why!  OUR way of life.
Uh huh.  
And to think I used to buy that line of bullshit.   

Google pallets of money, and afghanistan, and tell me Im wrong.
Its patriotic to bitch about govt waste and whats wrong with the system, but by god dont you dare say its the system itself!
Problem is, the system is camoflauged under a mountain of bullshit, all covered by multiple layers of american flags.

NOTHING, is as it appears.   

But you can trust me, because I dont want anything.   Not a goddam thing.

Friday, 21 March 2014

much ado about nuthin.............

Forgive me for writing about nothing at all but if the MSM can do it relentlessly for almost two weeks straight then some shlep in podunk pa. can do it too.  
As with the Boston "bombing" of a year or so ago, as soon as I heard the stories of the missing malaysia airlines boeing 777, my bullshit alarms went off, and havent stopped since.  In the very first report on tv just hours into the mystery, knowledge was had of "2 passengers on board the aircraft with stolen passports".    It rang as true as "its a group called AlQeda from some cave in Pakistan..." just MINUTES into the 9-11 report-a-thon.   Not as good as the "Boston Globe tweets that there is going to be a bomb squad exercise @ 1pm today...." the day of the boston marathon bombing.  
Like the title says.   It just doesnt add up.   
Most interesting to me in the missing airliner, is the daily tidbits of useless info that seems to get reported on ad nauseum, with equal fervor and interest to both the reporters and the report-ees.   By that, I mean that the idjits talking about the non-news is equalled by the idjits watching/reading/listening/hoping on it.    I have seen everyone ever associated with Boeing, pilots, the NTSB, the US Navy, and every person who has ever ridden more than twice on a jet, paraded out on CNN and the rest of the networks, as "experts".    NPR even went a step further and quoted "most talked about theories on social media and around the office water cooler", as news.    No, they weren't kidding.   

I'm tired of a lot of things,  most of all being sold a load of bullshit packaged as truth.  
One thing I'm absolutely certain of in my old age, is that nothing is as it seems, that more and more people are easier and easier to get to believe that it is.    

I don't have any stupid theories, save for the one about Al Sharpton's mothership (which is being piloted by L. Ron Hubbard with Timothy Leary as his first officer) used a ION cannon and kablooey-blasted the Malysian airliner out of the sky, just because.

I just want you to think about why you believe what you do, and what you see and hear, just because people deemed experts tell you it is so.