It's all about TRUTH.

Location is determined by position
Evidence will vary by location.
Facts will change according to evidence.
But TRUTH is unchanging.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

On the Government shutdown

On the 22nd of December, 2018, the Government began a partial shutdown.
Today is the 10th of January, 2019.

Phones go unanswered.  Construction is delayed.  TSA lines are long and slow.
But seriously... does ANYONE, other than Government employees, see anything DIFFERENT?
I'm not.  Those who are just moving into Social Security might be.  Medicare?  They're always slow.
FBI?  Still working.  Army?  Going without pay, I gather.

What began as a massive game of Chicken is now a staring contest.  Who blinks first?

Trump isn't caving.  He wants 5 BILLION for the Wall.  The Democrats STILL won't give it to him.

Congress is getting paid.  Trump hasn't been accepting a salary, as such, donating everything to various causes.

The gridlock continues.  Trump is about to go into the record books as the President with the longest shutdown.

There can be no compromises when neither side will budge.

Would this happen if Congress wasn't getting paid?  Probably not.

I've been looking at various scenarios as to how both side can escape unscathed, neither winning, nor losing.  There are none.

So, what are the other scenarios?
1)  Trump caves.  Take it on the chin, you lose.  The Wall was the Primary Promise.  If he can't get the Democrats to fund even the slightest border security, we're in trouble.
2) The Democrats cave.  They've got nothing to lose, here.  They can continue to hold their breath for as long as the shut can go on.
3.)  Congress caves.  They pass a bill to fund the govt, except the wall.  Trump Vetoes.  Congress overrides.  Democrats would need 70 more votes from the House to get that 2/3 level.  And they'd need 23 GOP Senators, if my figures are right.
4) Impeachment happens.  The Senate, however, needs to try, and the possibility of removal is less than 10%, IMO.
5) The People revolt against the DFL.  They demand things be reopened.
6) The people revolt against the GOP.   Ditto comment above.
7)  The People revolt against everyone.  Total civil war.  Death, Destruction, Pestilence.
8) Martial law is declared.  odds:  7-3 against.  But worrisome.
9) Total Economic collapse.  Major trouble for everyone.

I can't see a win for either side.  I CAN see an invasion happening.  Might be Russia, China, North Korea, Mexico or Canada.  Not France, not England.

Trump wants the Wall.  Democrats want murder (Abortion), free stuff (Socialism), open borders (invasion) and Gun Confiscation.

2 years is a long time to be shut down.

Is there any hope, at all?  We're in a tempest, the winds whip about, shit flies like debris in a tornado or hurricane.

What will it take?  I don't care to speculate on that.

Whatever happens will have long term consequences on the US.  And the world.

There are 2 -- likeliest --  scenarios.  One, I may not bandy about in public.
The other-- total collapse unless someone caves.

BUT... Isn't everything still running?  "Non-essential" is curtailed.  But for how long?
At this rate, 2021... without anything to let the government and the Republic, survive.

Worrisome?  Well... People have been wanting anarchy.  It's on the way...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Facebook confusion

A friend on Facebook posted a "Nazis suck.  Live nazis suck.  Dead Nazis suck" type of post, and said it was likely to be deleted for violation of TOS.

Actually, I think he's wrong, but we will wait to see if his prognostication comes to pass.

I said that he wasn't advocating violence (rioting), or hate groups (Nazis), nor was he advocating murder, so it didn't violate TOS (IMO).  Of course, I can't speak for FB.

Then , someone brought up the fact that NAZI means NATIONAL SOCIALIST.  (Take a look at that term.)  It's not Nationalism.  It's not Socialism. 

My statement, below, I suspect he'll remove because it disagrees with him.  But we shall see.

Honestly, I don't believe that they have removed posts that say something sucks.
If you were calling for murder, however, THAT would be removed (Or ought to be!), as it advocates violence, hatred and murder!

Arjun made a statement that many people seem to ignore -- that NAZI is short for NATIONAL SOCIALIST.
Let's look at that again. It's not Nationalism. And it's not Socialism. It when the two are combined, and and a Dose (and an unhealthy dose, at that) of more hatred is thrown in.

Socialism is the enemy of capitalism. It's not even political, it's ECONOMIC.
It's actually based on hatred-- hatred of the rich. It's also based in Covetousness. Remember? "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, or manservant, or maidservant, or anything that is thy neighbor's." People ignore that, too.

Yeshua had harsh words for bankers. He had harsh words for the rich. But he ALSO defended their right to be rich. ("Friend, I have done you no wrong. Did you not agree to work this day for a denarius? I choose to give to the last what I have given to you. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Or is your eye evil because I am good?" (Do you begrudge my generosity?)

It's true: Nazis do not have a place in a world which is supposed to be based in love.
You're quite right in saying "NAZIS SUCK."
But, IMO, you're not in violation of anything. You've told the truth.

George Orwell stated it correctly: "In time of universal deception, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."


Will my comment be removed? Will he, while claiming to espouse freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, censor my comment? ONLY TIME WILL TELL. And THAT is the situation...AS I SEE IT!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Now that the midterms are over, I feel justified to post this...

These are "Lesser known" relatives of the Great Chief of the Lakota Tribe, Sitting Bull.
You may need to magnify the .JPG to read it.
Two that might be unreadable are "LYING BULL" and "SPREADING BULL."

FYI:  I planned on adding one more... "UNTOUCHA-BULL", who is falsely called "Impeacha-Bull"

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Ruffled feathers? Or Melting Snowflake?

If you're on Social Media, you're going to make your opinions known.
You'll step on toes, ruffle feathers, melt a snowflake or two.  It's Orwellian:  Tell the truth, get berated!

Today, in a group, someone wanted to know how to remove a Confederate Battle Flag from folks an app was showing  as ancestors when the pictures are not on your own tree.  Short answer:  You DON'T.

The conversation went like this.  (Edited to remove names)

On the app a few of my ancestors are listed with Confederate flag symbols. These are not on my tree. Does anyone know a way to remove them?
My Reply
If they aren't on your tree, I'd say it's NOYB if they are there or not

You cannot remove something from someone else's tree. If you think you can find them, and then ask them to remove it, you're certainly welcome to try, but I think you'd get blocked. (Just my opinion)
"Southern Pride" is a real thing. And so is history. History won't change, regardless of how one tries to "Sanitize" it.

And the person's reply:

 I was asking how I can change it on my side and nothing else. I never asked for your political viewpoint

(End of Conversation)