about being liberal or conservative anymore y'all. That is a hype offered by the fascist whores who want to confuse the people with lies while they turn this country into an aristocratic police state. Some people will say anything to attain power and money. There is no such thing as the Liberal Media, but the Corporate media is very real.
A good friend of mine sat me down and spoke with me for 2 hours this weekend and helped me
understand how my own personal bullshit affects and hurts my overall effectiveness sometimes. He
told me "You do it with Love" and I realize that much of what I do is often throw rhetorical darts
under the misguided notion that this will shock others into realization, when all it really does is
hurt their feelings. So this week I am just sleep walking, stunned by the truth of what my friend
was trying to help me understand. I would call it an epiphany, but it's not something that is
instantaneous. It's more like a slowly moving crescendo, where every day brings a new realization.
Suddenly I have a better grasp of how the issues in my past are guiding and directing my responses
to certain situations in a very non beneficial manner.
At the same time I am overwhelmed by the love. A true friend is willing to sit down with you for 2
hours and help you understand. It makes me appreciate the people who are good in my life.
Monday, 23 October 2017 at 18h 3m 34s
Greg Popovich speaks the truth
Greg Popovich is the long time head coach of the San Antonio Spurs since 1998. He is very
intelligent and has a way of being convincing when he speaks, in addition to being an easy add to
the NBA Hall of Fame after having an incredible run over the last 20 years in San Antonio.
"It's beyond egregious to think about, first of all, how many Americans are in jail in the first
place; mostly drug-related, more than anybody in the world. Far more than anybody in the world as
far as civilized countries. So that's both unacceptable and embarrassing as a nation. We think that
we're exceptional, and in many ways we are. But that's one that we're exceptional in the wrong way.
Beyond that, a lot of that incarceration happens to people of color. So it's just an egregious
situation. To be there for 15 or 20 or 25 years, being wrongly accused of whatever it might be –
rape or murder or whatever the offense – that's mind-boggling. I can't even put my head around that.
I don't know how the guys that I've met, I don't know how they've kept their patience and kept their
emotions in check, and how they didn't go absolutely crazy knowing that they were innocent and
sitting there. So the project is an unbelievable benefit to the people in this country, and everyone
should understand what the Innocence Project does, and how some people have been treated. Because
it's just beyond the pale, it's just inconceivable."
[SOURCE:Michael C. Wright | ESPN | 23
So when you are lacking in one of these levels, or when you have issues with any of the
pyscho-social issues, this continues into your life as you age, and affects the way you perceive and
interact with other human beings.
Every now and then you have to experience negative and irrational human behavior that you might feel
is disrespectful or antagonistic towards your person. In the short term this might make you upset or
angry, but in the long term, the best way to handle these matters is to rise above and try to better
understand where the other person is coming from. Maybe they are correct in their assessment, and
it is you that needs to realize the errors of your ways. Maybe not. But never let someone else's
issues scar your consciousness over the long term. If you are fair and sure that whatever happened
is largely not a result of what you did, if you remove the areas in which you could have handled the
situation better, than the rest of your approach should immediately understand that the other human
being is just having issues that they cannot resolve except by acting the way they do. Meditate and
ponder on this understanding for as long as necessary. Holding grudges, pursuing blame, or
demeaning other people behind their back is completely ineffective and merely reduces your capacity
to evolve by distracting you with irreconcilable attempts at salvaging your wounded ego. Almost all
of the time it's just better to move on and accept both you and the other person's imperfections.
Children who are exposed to adverse childhood experiences may become overloaded with stress
hormones, leaving them in a constant state of arousal and alertness to environmental and relational
threats. Therefore, they may have difficulty focusing on school work, and consolidating new memory,
making it harder for them to learn at school. Approximately one in three or four children have
experienced significant ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). A study by the Area Health Education
Center of Washington State
University found that students with at least three ACEs are three times as likely to experience
academic failure, six times as likely to have behavioral problems, and five times as likely to have
These students may have trouble trusting teachers and other adults, and may
have difficulty creating and maintaining relationships. The trauma-informed school movement aims to
train teachers and staff to help children self-regulate, and to help families that are having
problems that result in children's normal response to trauma, rather that simply jumping to
punishment. It also seeks to provide behavioral consequences that will not re-traumatize a child.
Punishment is often ineffective, and better results can often be achieved with positive
reinforcement. Out-of-school suspensions can be particularly bad for students with difficult home
lives; forcing students to remain at home may increase their distrust of adults.
Sunday, 1 October 2017 at 15h 29m 21s
Robert Lustig : Processed Food, an experiment that failed
Saturday, 30 September 2017 at 16h 28m 35s
The disaster in Puerto Rico occurred long before Hurricane Maria
Lee Camp tells it like it is. The corporate media always focuses on the benevolent corner of the
dysfunctional cancer that is financial corporatocracy.
The truth is that Puerto Rico became a
colonial possession of the financiers and large corporations when it was taken in the Spanish
American War of 1898 ... because ... well you know, freedom of course. That's why Puerto Rico is still
not a state, has no representation in Congress, has been a tax haven for decades, and actually has a
law passed by Congress from 1984 that makes bankruptcy illegal. Unlike Hawaii -- which was
incidentally the first colonial possession of the United States that did not arise from war or
treaty with another foreign power.
Hawaii was possessed in 1893 by a rump group of Americans who asked the
United States to protect them because other foreign powers were going to corrupt the government of
and they were all about her safety and protection. Or so claimed the newspapers and the
After her brother's death on January 20, 1891, Liliʻuokalani ascended to the throne and assumed the
title on January 29. During her reign, she attempted to draft a new constitution which would restore
the power of the monarchy and the voting rights of the economically disenfranchised. Threatened by
her attempts to abrogate the Bayonet Constitution, pro-American elements in Hawaii overthrew the
monarchy on January 17, 1893. The overthrow was bolstered by the landing of U.S. Marines under John
L. Stevens to protect American interests, which rendered the monarchy unable to protect itself.
Because American merchants and financial interests always pre-empt Democracy and national
autonomy. These very same people engineered the McKinley campaign, and then orchestrated the
Spanish-American War in 1898. You are a fool if you think it really had anything to do with an
explosion on the Battleship Maine that was anchored in Havana.
I detest Scott Walker's pretentious intellectuallism
Sunday, 17 September 2017 at 12h 26m 43s
Really nice website for commentary and information
Mockpaperscissors.com is a really nice
web-blog that I just discovered. Good writing and good information too.
Monday, 11 September 2017 at 17h 50m 6s
Update on previous World Series prediction
Oh my those Cleveland Indians are ending the year hot hot hot. Currently going for win number 19
tonite. In the modern baseball era, after 1900, the longest win streak "including a tie" goes to
the 1926 Giants (yea buddy). The longest streak "not including a tie" belongs to the 1935 Cubs.
OMG my two favorite teams. In 3rd place, the 2002 Oakland
Athletics won 20 in row.
I remember that win streak, back when Miguel Tejada was the man, hitting .308 with 34 homers and
whooping 130 rbi's. Eric Chavez hit .275 with 34 homers and 109 rbi's along with his Gold Glove D at
3B. Barry Zito, Mark Mulder, and Tim Hudson anchored the rock solid Pitching statff. Oakland had a
good team, and would have gone to the World Series were it not for the incredible defense and
pitching of the New York Yankees. They had the Yanks down 2 wins to zero in the playoffs, and yet
New York came back. One amazing Derek Jeter play at the plate. That was the last time the A's ever
came close as sniffing the WS.
So much for "Money ball". What a ludicrous joke.
Anyway, I have to update my predictions. It's gonna be Cleveland versus the Diamondbacks. I would
love the Cubs reunion but the D'backs have been magical this year, and have the bullpen and pitching
staff to compete in the playoffs. Especially since they got JD Martinez, he who recently hit 3
homers in a game for the AZ win. The two hottest teams in September will end up in the World Series
is what I say.
I still love the Brewers, but it's hard to compete when your number one pitcher Jimmy Nelson goes
down for the season with a rotator cuff injury. I had him on all my fantasy teams too. Major
suck-ation. I immediately picked up Brewer rookie Brandon Woodruff hoping the young stud continues
his rookie dominance. I am watching him against the Pirates tonite. His poise and confidence is
impressive early on despite getting sabotaged with a first pitch home run by the sly veteran
McCutchen. But Woodruff was unfazed, and has now gone 4 innings with no more runs, allowing only 1
walk and 2 more hits. And that walk could have been a strikeout had the umpire called the low pitch
was a strike.
Indians vs. Diamondbacks is my call for the World Series.
Sunday, 10 September 2017 at 19h 24m 17s
Updated World Series predictions
Well now look at those Indians and Diamondbacks go with their consecutive victories. It is a secret
pleasure that the D'backs victories came at the expense of the Dodgers.
Hmmm. Me-thinks that it might very well be the Indians vs. the D'backs this year. Both of them are
power house team offenses in addition to having good bullpens. The Dodgers pitching staff is
falling apart, and I am sadly down on the Brewers with my man Jimmy Nelson suffering a shoulder
rotator cuff injury. However, I still cannot write off the Brew-crew this year. All they have to
do is get into the playoffs and then you never know.