There’s a great article in today’s New York Times concerning our latest shafting by the Uft in New York City. Here is the link https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/10/business/medicare-advantage-retirement-nyc.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Monday, February 20, 2023
Happy President’s Day
On this Presidents’ Day, 2023, President Biden is in the Ukraine. I just finished reading an article in the New York Times concerning Biden’s extreme admiration for FDR which was the impetus for his replacing Washington’s picture in the White House. I’ve always admired FDR as well, but was somewhat unaware of his entire history - some of if it is unsettling. There are some marked similarities between Biden and FDR - and not in a good way. I saw this clip recently from a prepper, who sees disaster around every corner. I’m beginning to think he may be onto something. Check out the little history lesson he gives, https://youtu.be/zxQMEuAEuyU but don’t give into catastrophizing everything. I used to think guys like this were absolutely nuts - I don’t anymore. The pandemic changed my perception on a lot of things. ( I definitely would keep a little extra food and water in your home and make an emergency plan in case of some type of disaster. Not a bad thing to do even in good times.) With Biden in the Ukraine all I can expect is a precipitously closer sprint to the edge of an abyss, in which we (and most of the world) will fall into another world war. There are so many other things he could be doing here, i.e., the train derailment, the border, fentanyl, the economy, the UFOs, - the list goes on and on. (I support a peaceful end to the war in the Ukraine.) Additionally, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon are now selling arms openly to Taiwan. I don’t imagine that China is very pleased with that and our perceived acquiescence, or outright approval, in allowing it. It may be just the push China needs to start openly supporting Russia. Enjoy your Presidents’ Day.
Sunday, February 12, 2023
All Things Considered, I Hope the UFOs are Balloons
There are numerous reports of UFOs being spotted around the world and our government shooting three out of the air (four if one counts the Chinese balloon). There are also reports that one of these is cylindrical and metallic with no propulsion; one of the other ones is described as being octagonal. They are also saying these aren’t balloons. It makes me think that either it’s something with a payload or it’s non-human. I know some will scoff at the idea, but these things have been around for a very long time https://youtu.be/rF4nxHxpbPc and often pop up prior to major catastrophes and wars, as well as around nuclear plants and installations. (I have no idea what they are or where they come from.) I recently read a description of a similar object flying over an especially brutal and large Roman battle in what would become Germany. Here’s the rub, everything is pointing towards a (nuclear?) world war with China and Russia on one side and the West on the other. As all attempts at a peaceful end have been thwarted, https://youtu.be/jYAvwBhtnAg, it’s almost a certainty we will have war. Our military industrial complex doesn’t want peace and a staged alien invasion (a la Ronald Reagan, https://youtu.be/MAAHgAuti84 ) may be a way to unite and ultimately control every country’s population.
Thursday, February 2, 2023
A Message from the CEO of the Ukraine
I’ve been following this war closely and the folks I talk to don’t seem to understand much of what’s going on - they think I’m 100% wrong. This war is about American investment. There are companies here in the US that are going to become even wealthier and make their stockholders very happy . I don’t have a problem with that, but I have problem with tax payer funds being used to facilitate the scheme. Putin was undoubtedly wrong to go into the Ukraine, but we’re really not there to help Ukrainians - we are there to help the rich get richer on taxpayers backs (again). If you think I’m wrong, watch this clip where Zelenskyy admits it. (And yeah, I know Russell Brand is annoying, but we’re not getting the information from anyone else.)
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Our War with Russia is Escalating
I don’t know if you folks have been following the news lately, but things do not look good. The arms companies are making a fortune selling arms to the US, which sends them off to the Ukraine. Now Germany has been forced to supply arms to the Ukraine as well. This is highly suspect and unusual, in that Germany has become one of the most progressive and peaceful countries in all of Europe. Here’s a link here from Russell Brand - I know he’s annoying, but what he says makes a lot of sense. You social studies teachers out there take notice. Russia is saying this is a clear provocation, and they are correct. Where does this lead and why aren’t we afraid of nuclear war - when I was growing up it was a constant threat. There is a very realistic potential that we could be struck with a nuclear bomb. I believe that these companies, that are selling arms, would not mind that in the least, as they are also involved in the rebuilding of cities. Since when did peaceful negotiations become an extinct process? Since when did Democrats become warmongers? Watch the clip and prepare your stomach, because it actually made me ill. Cheers.
Friday, January 20, 2023
Meandering Thoughts, January 2023
Well, another year over and a new one just begun. Ah, G-d bless John Lennon. To be honest ever since March 2020 it seems like time has remained stagnant. While I feel older and unfortunately heavier, I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished anything of real significance during this unusual time period. The Covid nonsense has had a lingering effect on everyone. I used to go to the gym three times a week - in addition to hiking. Now it’s a push for me to leave the house at all. My kids are grown and at school and life. Now, I have two cats. I know some people don’t like cats, but I love them. They are my best friends. They greet me at the door, come to me when I call them and they never leave my side. They have an affinity for certain music which surprises me. They love Brian Eno and Yasmin Williams. I’m also a big tennis fan, so right now I’m staying up all night watching the Australian open and sleeping half the day. I also started exercising outside again, which I enjoy - however, the weather is always an issue - I say that in full realization that we’ve had a very good winter. Like I’ve said before, global warming hasn’t been such a bad thing for New York City and it’s environs. I do some calisthenics, and have a bungee like cord with handles. It was surprising to me, at first, the amount of exercises you can do with it. One of my buddies accompanies me on these soirées. He’s an intellectual, former English teacher and staunch unionist. We’ve both followed the current surprising actions of Mulgrew with interest. To be honest, I never thought that MM would go against the retirees the way he has. It reminded me of a movie I watched ( and recommend) recently called, ‘Black Phone’ , in which a bully attempts to do his thing, and a tough kid stands up to him. (Spoiler alert, turn the clip off after the bathroom scene, if you haven’t seen it -https://youtu.be/soryCK894co ) The tough kid beats the crap out of him and later explains to another bullied kid that he was very surprised the bully actually attacked him. He said he had to make sure the bully bled a lot, so that people could see it. He also told this particular bullied kid that he’d have to eventually stand up for himself. I guess that summed up the week for me. I was very happy that we stood up to Mulgrew, and that there was a bit of his blood spilled, so to speak. It will be interesting to see if there are further ramifications to all this. I don’t believe there will be - I believe Mr. Mulgrew will be quiet for some time. I also believe he will try to curry favor with retirees to make up for what he tried to do. It will have to be better than trying to claim credit for trying to get back all that money we paid in co-pays. Cheers.
Friday, January 13, 2023
War is a Profitable Venture for Vultures and Capitalists
The more I read about the war in Ukraine, the more disgusted I become. Do some research on BlackRock and stop listening to the main stream news media propaganda machine. What follows is very informative, via Russell Brand. Whilst I find him some what annoying, especially with that irksome accent, he is undeniably one of the more accurate and sane voices out there. Here’s to you Russell🍻