Roe Vs. Wade

Never has there been such a divisive dividing piece of legislation concocted by any legislature.

If you take the time to read the entire context of the syllabus and understand the history of the case, there can be only one conclusion.

The issue of division is not clear cut as one might think. The argument was bound to find its way up to the highest court in the land.

The reason the legislation is so divisive is this; they are debating emotions. Feelings are not substantive and cannot be legislated. We have them; they are part of what makes us ‘mankind.’

If the case were debated on facts alone, I think it would have never made it to the supreme court. The reality might be, do I have a right to kill my errant child at 2 years old? Most of America, not all, mind you, would say hell no.

The pivotal argument then becomes, when is it a human life?

To wrap abortion under the cloak of a woman’s health obfuscates the true meaning of the rule. We could argue that my errant child is driving me crazy; hence, it is a woman’s health. I should be allowed to take them out since I brought them into the world.

There are those that ‘feel’ that way and have killed their progeny for reasons that only they understand.

Regardless of your side, here is a challenge for you.

In the comments below, tell us which side you favor and then argue the other person’s side. I doubt many will do it, and here is why. We are married to how we feel. We can’t set aside our feelings for logic.

The problem with this inability is, as a Juror, you are manipulated by that inability to just look at the facts. Lawyers are actors in the truest sense of the word. They should have award shows just like those on the silver screen. To win a case, they must hook your emotions which will overpower your ability to disassociate facts from fiction.

If you follow any high-profile case, you will see them in action. Kyle Rittenhouse is the perfect example of emotions on trial. The jury found him innocent, but the public held him in contempt, and even though he was found innocent, his life would never be the same. The prosecuting lawyer was horrible, but the media had him convicted before it went to trial. They did the same thing to Nicholas Sandman. When you hear that the media is the enemy of the people, they are not wrong. What they do, they do for ratings that equal money.

While we could debate many facets of Roe vs. Wade, the decisions in 1973 and 2022, let’s focus on the issue.

  • Pro-life or pro-abortion?
  • Which way do you lean and why?
  • Now, argue the other side. Use the same amount of energy that you used to come up with the way that you lean to make the argument why you are wrong.

Those of you who are so dogmatic that you cannot conceive that the other side is right are the people who need to dig a little deeper.

I believe that if more of us were not so inflexible in our views, we would be a much better country. Critical thinking is a lost art. We are too willing to call the other person out on how we feel. That, my friends, makes us easy targets for those who need us divided. If you split up the herd, we are easier to manipulate.

That is why the racist card is played so much in the media. That is also why they are working hard to call conservatives a cult, following a crazy man. I would make a wager that whoever decided to re-visit Roe Vs. Wade during the midterms did so to give the Democrats fodder to paint conservatives in a bad light. The timing is just too coincidental.

The DC establishment is deathly afraid of Trump. They have enjoyed a lifetime of raping and pillaging your tax dollars, and they don’t want that to end. There should be term limits in our government at all levels.

Want more proof? Look at the billions of dollars headed to Ukraine. I will be shocked if that isn’t a money laundering scheme of gigantic proportions.

If you want another conspiracy to think about, I believe that our own government killed JFK. Why? He was a populist like Trump. He believed that the government was there to serve the people… Silly man. He might have been the original MAGA.

I will end with an observation you should take to heart. I can go to a game, a public event, or even the shopping mall and have lovely conversations with almost anyone I meet. Their color, background, religion, etc., makes no difference. I constantly engage in conversation with people I fundamentally disagree with because I want to understand why they ‘feel’ the way they do. I would bet that you can and do as well.

I do this because what if I am wrong?

That is the purpose of this exercise. Set your feelings aside and see the facts as they are. What if you are wrong?

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If you have not yet read Forensic Assassin, it is still on KDP.

Two alien races end up on the earth, BC. One race hunts the other to have total control over this new world. Melding with the humans, history is augmented by each faction, one for good and one for conquering the world.

Our heroin has powers that she grows into as the plot unwinds in modern times.

If you like the story, please review it for me. As an author, reviews go a long way.

Much Love -TW

Gates of Hell

Is Biden working for Satan?

Long but worth the read.

If I weren’t paying so much for everything, thanks to the policies of this administration, I might find this laughable.

After Biden’s election two years ago, I was in denial. After his basement campaign, he promised to do away with fossil fuel and embrace the green new deal; I knew that would be a disaster for the economy. In case you didn’t know, the world’s economy is tied together. 40% of the world’s economy is based on the greenback (us currency.)

I have no doubt that we are headed for a recession.

History is replete with these same stupid policies. They will push this country and others into economic disaster. You cannot spend your way out of debt.

Imagine, if you will, you have several credit cards. Your burn rate (the amount you spend each month) is higher than your family income. So, you pay a bill with a credit card, thinking you will pay it off next month. With the rent paid, you go back to your regular routine.

The following month you have even less available cash. You continue to pay one credit card with another. Bankruptcy used to be simple and a way out. Not today. The rules were changed to protect the fat cat bankers.

Some predators love people like credit card people. 24% interests, pfft try 471% APR. Payday loans are some of the most egregious lending practices around. Yet, congress turns the other way while they accept donation cash to do so.

Check cashing places take advantage of the folks who can least afford it. The truth is, many families could not scrape together $500 cash if they had to. If the refrigerator conks out, they end up charging it, obtaining one from a rent-to-own-store, or using a loan shark.

Crime is up because people are desperate. What would you do to feed your family if you were out of options?

White-collar crime is also up. Hard times breed opportunities for nefarious or unscrupulous people like most used car salesmen.  

I digress just a moment to talk about Biden’s speech. Is it just me, or did that look like Satan standing before a crowd with the red background and his two minions standing behind him? If I were to go to the other place instead of heaven, that is precisely what I would think it might look like. I think it was intentional. The question is, why?

I don’t mean to demean the president’s office or those marines behind him. I think the optics were horrible. Colors are symbolic and physiological. Red is undoubtedly one of the stronger colors representing danger, anger, or seduction. Red can evoke violence. That was planned but for what purpose?

While his speech was billed as non-political and taxpayer-funded, it was anything but non-political. If there were full-size flags for sale that said MAGA, they would sell to 74 million.

You don’t have to trespass on government property to make a statement.

There is a phenomenon of mass psychosis that predates the Roman Empire. Focus the people’s attention on something small and convince them through rhetoric and propaganda that what they think they know to be accurate is false.

The early Church did this with those who practiced Pegan ideologies. The early Church was also the school, the way to heaven, and the government. Failure to comply would get you tortured or killed, all in the name of God.

An independent government was a threat to the Church, the total power of the Church.

It was illegal to own a bible. When Martin Luther thought for himself, he realized that the Church was in error. Those were dangerous thoughts back in the day.

Religion is a threat to ‘democracy.’

Trump derangement syndrome is nothing more than a complicit media spreading propaganda, hoping it will stick. The ruling class in the US and I would bet other countries believe with all their hearts that you are too stupid to think for yourselves.

If you look at some of the tick-tock videos, one might conclude they are right. There is a ‘hold my beer and watch this’ element in our society. They, however, do not represent the whole of humanity.

Hillary Clinton is on record telling a reporter why she is a Democrat. “Democrats are stupid and easy to fool.”

With Covid as an invisible threat, there was a blatant attack on religion. Under the guise of public health, even outdoor gatherings where the congregates stayed in their cars were banned.

Picture this setting. A drive-in movie, but during the daytime. The congregates park where you can see an outdoor screen and tune your radio to a prescribed frequency. From there, you listen to the sermon and go home. The police were called to break up this threat to the world’s health even though everyone was in their cars.

What is next, not allowing evangelist air time?

During the covid conspiracy, religion was under attack. Religion is an ideology that contradicts the control of the government.

“Then there are those people that cling to their god and their guns!” -Obama

The government feels they need to be the leading authority, the loudest voice on matters where revenue from your paycheck is concerned. Other than your tax dollars, they need your vote. If they manage to make our country a one-party system, your voice will not be nearly as important. They will all be wolves dressed as sheep, making no difference.

Today, many on both sides are already wolves dressed as sheep. It is incumbent on the voter to research who they are voting for. One way to do this is through the Church.

Here is the rub; the politicians know this. They wrote the tax code so the clergy could not proffer an opinion regarding politics from the pulpit. That is a clear violation of the 1rst amendment, but large congregations could sway elections, and they know this. In truth, and I hate to admit this, TV evangelists could probably be bribed to enforce the narrative of whatever party is in charge. Greed corrupts. We have seen it all too often.

NPR is publicly funded, yet they lean far to the left. Who are they taking their orders from?

While Stalin would have had a much easier time killing his people with the mainstream media parroting his verbiage, he still managed by using the written word as his sharpest weapon.

Animals, including mankind, fall prey to mass hypnosis. A percentage of the population is led to believe that the sky is falling, and soon, they spread the lie. Calling out anyone who does not spew the same garbage like #climatechange, those that don’t buy the lie just stay quiet to avoid harassment from the mob.

BLM destroyed cities, killed people, and was responsible for the deaths of others, including police officers. Our very own VP sent money to bail them out of jail. One of the people that she bailed out was a career criminal. He committed murder after his release. If I were that person’s family, I would sue her and the organization that sponsored the bail.

Mob rule cannot stand.

We cannot afford to stay silent.

The Minority of the un-brainwashed need to speak up.

When a hypnotist has you believe that you are a chicken, someone in the room needs to quack like a duck and break the spell.

The mob is wrong, dead wrong. If they don’t wake up soon, they will destroy themselves.

The president’s speech was derisive and meant to further divide this country. The MSM felt like it was a wartime speech. They were right. Who is this administration at war with? Half the country.

I will not sit here and tell you that Trump is the answer. He is too bombastic for many, and he doesn’t really think before he speaks. Every word or utterance must be carefully crafted from the president’s mouth. He can be honest and still be him.

He resonates with many because his genuine affection for the country and the American people is true. He truly feels that way, which is Trump’s real secret.

What are the issues that Americans care about?

The economy is by far at the top of most people’s minds. People are looking for ways to feed their families for less money. Bloomberg, who is totally out of touch with reality, told people that rice and beans have as much protein as meat, eat that and quit complaining. Too bad farts are not a renewable source of energy.

The billionaires of the world are the ruling class. As a writer, I would wager some groups tell the different world leaders what to do and when to do it. Who are they?

I wrote a book called Presidential Assassins, which is on Amazon. Truthfully the material I wrote is a fantasy made up late at night. Today there is so much crazy going on; the script writes itself.

I also wrote a book called Forensic Assassin. That one is on KDP. Check them out, and if you like them, give me some feedback.

Much Love -TW

Tesla Loan Forgiveness

Firstly, you have little control over what the government does with your tax dollars after they rob you of them. Democrats tend to tax and spend more than Republicans, which is why most people vote conservative folks into office.

VOTE is all the control you have. You can protest peacefully provided you get a protest permit to gather etc.

I worked my way through school and paid for it as I went.

When the government decided to back the loans for college, colleges took advantage of that, raising the tuition cost. Many ivy league schools have huge surpluses thanks to government intervention.

Anything the government touches appears to turn to shit. You need to look no further than the DMV or attempt to speak with a knowledgeable person at the IRS.

Loan forgiveness is not what it sounds like. The debt is still there; it is transferred to the taxpayers who may or may not have even gone to college.

There are many on social media gleefully boasting of voting for Biden on the promise he would forgive student debt. AOC is running in the same lane. She wants it to go even further. It is too bad that she is that clueless about economics.

What emotional trigger words can we use to sway voters?

Election season is always messy and ugly and sours the whole voting process. Everyone is a skunk. So, we hold our breath and vote for the skunk that is the least stinky. Does that sound like you?

I don’t listen to their words so much as look at what they have done in the past.

In keeping with #climatechange, California and Virginia will ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars. California certainly does not have the power grid for that endeavor, but the sound bite will resonate with the climate change people.

I don’t think it wise to only have an electric car. As your daily driver, it might make sense to purchase one, but which one is the question?

If, for instance, you are in Florida or near the Gulf of Mexico, a storm is headed your way. Evacuation routes are packed with people attempting to escape harm’s way. I can envision traffic stalled because EVs ran out of electricity, and the charging stations were underwater. How many lives do you think it will cost?

Imagine 100 miles of cars, trucks, and so on stuck because they ran out of electricity. We have seen this during white-out snow storms, but now you have the EV to consider. How does super cold or super hot weather affect the battery life?

FEMA will plead ignorance, telling the president, who could have predicted that?

I think a long-range gasoline car, probably a truck or large SUV, should be in the garage of those who might need to evacuate.

If it were me, I would have a motor home filled with diesel and ready with the ability to tow the Tesla.

That was a joke when the government passed this last bill to reduce inflation. The bill will most certainly drive the US economy into recession.

Here is the plan. Late in 2023, go out and purchase a top-of-the-line Tesla. Much like that college degree in feminine studies you paid a quarter million for, you might as well buy the most expensive model Tesla on the market.

You are saving the earth, after all.

If enough people do this and figure out that they cannot afford a $4,000 a month car payment, they would be loud, and it would be an issue. Then we could get the candidates to incorporate a Tesla loan forgiveness for those of us who did our best to help solve climate change. The sky is falling mantra was why we did it. Could it be that we need to breathe fresh air into the science behind climate change?

In all my years, I would never consider borrowing money that I could not pay back in a timely fashion. I am self-made. I didn’t need a degree in accounting to know how to manage money.

The government is piss poor at managing the budget. Buying votes appears to be the goal, and it might work.

Currently, we have a used car shortage. Could the cash for clunkers program under Obama have contributed to this scenario?

One other thing about EVs

I have found that older electronic equipment is a bad investment. If something goes haywire while attempting to repair it, you might find that those special chips are no longer available.

EVs are rife with special chips or proprietary devices. How long will Tesla or other manufacturers keep parts on the shelf?

I think the KISS method should be employed when building cars. Keep it Simple Stupid.

A hundred grand for a car that might not even last ten years is a lot of money.

-Best

Slave Mind

Since when do we ban people for an opinion?

I watched an interview with a fellow by the name of Andrew Tate. I had never heard of him until that interview.

His feud with social media intrigues me. His story at face value makes social media companies appear the bad guys on steroids. I won’t debate the points as I have no first-hand knowledge.  

What impressed me with this man is he is incredibly articulate and well-spoken. In my opinion, he is almost certainly a narcissist. That last statement I can only surmise from his interview. I would love to be proven wrong on that point.

Setting his faults aside, he used the term ‘Slave Mind.’

His terminology strikes a chord with me. Many of my conversations with folks I disagree with are of that slave mind mentality. The last thing they hear on TV is what they believe and espouse to their friends in person and on social media.

An opinion piece written for clicks will get their attention, and they skip over the part that is someone’s opinion garnered through the lens of bias.

He didn’t use critical thinking in his interview, but that is what he meant when he said ‘People don’t look into the mirror and admit they were tricked.’

In many of my writings, I encourage mirror time. Be willing to admit you made a mistake and then go about learning from it, and making it right if that is appropriate.

I would encourage you to look him up on Rumble. https://rumble.com/c/TateSpeech

The tech giants have attempted to silence him.

In the US, we still have free speech. Until the voters totally obfuscate their sanity for the promise of money or safety, he, like you and I have the right to be heard.

Early in the history of the US, there were slaves. Those slaves were kept on the plantation by different methods. One important strategy was to keep them ignorant. It was illegal to teach them to read.

We still do that today but not by the color of their skin. The poor are kept poor, and the very rich keep them poor. A different version of the golden rule applies. ‘Those who have the gold make the rules.’ How, you might ask? Through complicit media disguised as news or public radio.

There are two sets of rules. Unless you have the gold, you are a plebian and treated as such.

Andrew’s argument seems to be that masculinity is under attack. If you dare to be manly, you will be labeled a misogynist. Men don’t like labels and seem afraid of confrontations with feminists.

The takeaway from his thought process is this. Surround yourself with successful people. He, unfortunately, worded it poorly, which offended the feminists.

Paraphrased ‘Don’t hang around with low-class people. Men who do drugs and play video games are not the kind you should associate with. The same is true of women. If they are low class, distance yourself from them.’

Low class does not mean poor; it means questionable turpitude.

He said it badly and was banned from all social media. Again, we have free speech. I think the ACLU would be hopping up and down to correct this.

You live and die by the sword or, in this case, the written word. In his interview, he said he used some locker room speak in his jokes.

While nobody is perfect, I remember the locker room speak from Trump that was the shot heard around the world.

If you are an influencer which he is, jokes are something you should weigh carefully. His point was well taken regarding video enthusiasts trying to get their fifteen minutes of fame by distorting what he said.

Dissecting videos to prevaricate the truth is commonplace. You clicked, so it worked.

He mentioned that kids need someone to look up to, a superhero. He purports to be that superhero. (Hence the narcissism comment earlier.)

Mother used to say, if you lay down with the dogs, you will wake up with the fleas. That is really all he said, which offended some dogs.

Tilting at windmills is a fool’s errand. Some folks are just too stupid to come out of the rain. Cudos to the ones that do.

-Best

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At Ease Disease, there is a Fungus Among Us.

Perhaps Skinny dipping on an alien world was not their best idea.

Years ago, I wrote a book called The Saga of the Starduster. I don’t want to give too much away as it is one of my best sellers.

While a refresh of the book would probably be a good idea, the story works, and it is on point.

Aliens use modified viruses to cure cancer. Much like the mRNA vaccine was designed to find and kill cancer cells, they used a virus.

You all know that fiction writers like myself often create science facts. We think outside the box.

Last year I lost eleven friends to cancer. To me, that was an astounding number. I have lost ten to cancer this year, and it is only August.

When I speak with friends and family, I am told that their congregates are dropping like flies, usually because of cancer.

I know many people, but these numbers are out of this world. Why? How is this happening?

If you were creating the ultimate doomsday device, it would be a virus that attacks certain DNA types. Maybe you would make a virus that went after the LGBTQ crowd if you were just evil. If you were a racist, you might create a virus that attacked people with a different skin color than yours.

In the world of the doomsday clock, which many young people know nothing about, we were worried about nukes. If one idiot touches off a nuke, every country that has invested its fortunes in nukes will want to get into the game. Since the US has been set apart as evil, those nukes would be inbound worldwide. We are not evil, we still have the best country around, and people want to come here.

Some people think you can have winners and losers with nukes. Yes, they are that damned stupid.

You would have to be willfully blind to believe that the Corona Virus as we know it was not created by man. Yes, some coronaviruses are not that sophisticated in nature, but nothing compares to one like this.

Why create a virus instead of nukes?

Biological warfare leaves the infrastructure intact. It leaves the roads, bridges, buildings, and so forth, so an invasionary force will have no problems taking over when the current residents are gone.

I am not a doctor, and I don’t play one on TV. I think I understand our current situation today, and I want to share them with you. Comment if you like, and share if you think I am correct.

Firstly, I think the vaccine hurts more people than we know. Perfectly healthy people suddenly have heart issues (like myself) and other problems with specific organs, including male and female fertility issues.

My guess is this. When we are born, our immune system, such as it is, comes from our mother. We venture out into the world and expose ourselves to diseases, bacteria, etc. If you catch the flu, your immune system goes to work creating antibodies to fight off the flu virus.

They found antibodies in an older lady for the 1918 Spanish flu. Think about that. She was exposed and survived; many years later, she was still protected if it ever appeared.

We all have cells that are not perfect. We might think of them as cancer cells. Your immune system goes about looking for them and destroying them. If you become overwhelmed with them, we see cancer rear its ugly head; well, you know the rest.

What happens when you take the vaccine for covid? What happens if you take the second shot, the third, or even the fourth or fifth?

Other than big pharma getting rich, what about you, your body?

If you imagine a snow globe and the snow as cancer cells, I think the vaccine is like shaking the hell out of the globe and spreading the cancer cells that were dormant or in remission back to life.

The vaccine possibly focuses our immune system so intently on covid that it allows all the other diseases and such to do what they do best.

I don’t think it is a coincidence that I have lost many folks to cancer in the last two years. I don’t believe that we have seen the last of this. I fear that other scientists are in other countries attempting gain of function research on even more deadly viruses.

Monkeypox is not new, but suddenly, it is in the news more than Trump.

Who funds these labs, and what madman thinks financing them is a good idea? Why invent yet another type of doomsday scenario? What fool would use it and why?

No, I don’t think that Ebola or Aids or many of the viruses that attack folks are made in nature. When the covid 19 virus, a second strain would attack cells and switch off the cell’s ability to call for help; that is genius. Only the Minions could appreciate the madness of it all.

When much of the media is owned by just a few companies, you cannot trust what you read, hear, or see on TV. You must examine the facts for yourself.

The book I wrote is a page-turner. The Saga of the Starduster takes you on one of your fantasies to go back in time knowing what you know now. You get a do-over but with aliens. Think about it.

I love feedback. If you like the book, please leave me a review.

-Best

Not my Monkeys, not my Circus

Is it time for a sequel?

What Should I know about you as an Author?

Firstly, your personal likes and dislikes are your business, not mine.

A young author I follow doesn’t hesitate to share her opinions on social media. In her latest rant, she defends the government spending billions on 87k more IRS agents. Her argument is that they need the money to automate the IRS.

They are hiring 87 thousand more IRS agents trained to use guns and be prepared to shoot citizens. They are trained to do the dirty work. If there is an uprising, they will be on the front lines.

That’s not automation; that’s an army paid for by your tax dollars to go after the middle class who cannot afford expensive CPAs and Tax specialists.

Her rant is not formulated around the facts. Her rant is a concoction of half-truths created to sell the plan to the American people. (the check is in the mail…)

Your predilection regarding political affiliations is, again, your business. Again, how you feel about court rulings and specific candidates is your business, not mine.

  • What genre do you write?
  • Have you won any awards?
  • What other books come close to your style?

You often see tweets or rants from authors who have no problem telling you that you should feel the way they do. I am reminded of schoolyard bullies poking each other in the chest while saying stupid shit like, ’it takes one to know one.’

Here is my free advice. Before you post a rant, challenge yourself to take the other side and do your best to defend it.

If you consider that the media’s job is no longer to inform but to drive ratings or clicks, you will quickly see that they use emotional triggers to accomplish that goal. Journalism is dead. Stories must drive ratings even if they are fake news.

Money is the driving force. We will miss the larger picture if we are at each other’s throats over men in girl’s showers. The political class is raping the country, selling it bits and pieces at a time to the highest bidder.

If a story about men in the girl’s locker room is broadcast, men with daughters will go ape shit. You don’t mess with daddy’s girl. The distraction will take several news cycles, and politicians will have buried the proverbial body by the time the dust settles.

Most of the things people will burn a city down for are fake news ginned up by the media for ratings. Ratings equal advertising dollars. I worked in the industry for years; trust me on this one grasshopper.

A perfect example of this is the current war. The Russians have the same DNA as the Ukrainians. They are most likely related in many ways. Now, you have some megalomaniac shell a girl’s dormitory, and you no longer have logical thinking humankind on the battlefield. What you have created is chaos on a massive scale, with each side only ‘feeling’ hate for the other. The rage over war atrocities will drive the very worst in mankind to sideline their humanity over their animalistic tendencies toward violence. Putin and other world leaders know this and use it.

We are so desensitized to man’s inhumanity that they just possibly should torture puppies. I would bet that act would cause kids to pick up arms and fight to the death.

This is how our media controls you. “Democrats are for killing babies! Republicans want to keep all women in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant!”

Neither is true, but if you tell a lie often enough, people will believe it. If they buy the lie, they will vote to put the devil in office, even if he promises to kill you. Yes, hate is much stronger than logic. The media has been successful in destroying Trump. If Biden or Trump were to tour the country handing out $100 bills to people for their vote, how many would not take the money? How many would take the money and lie to them and vote for the other guy anyway?

Ruminate on that last paragraph for a while. How many do you think will look in the mirror and question what kind of person they are? How many would care?

Politicians want to keep their power, which makes no difference if they are an R or a D.  

If you, as an author, take a side, you chance losing half your potential audience.

That, my friends, is why I suggest before you get worked up about an issue, dig deep and make an honest effort to argue the other side.

If you are forced to argue for something you oppose, you must learn the other side. Once open to the idea that you could be mistaken or your previous arguments came from a news report and not from facts, you will see how we can be divided as a people.

A substantial glaring example is race. I know well over 600 people, personally, as in I have shaken their hands, had dinner with them, etc. Out of all those folks, I know nobody who judges people by their skin color.

We are simply not a racist country. Yes, there are knuckle-dragging inbred monsters out there, but they are in the minority of mankind.

Those who willingly use the R-word are probably the ones who should look into the mirror.

Riddle me this… What would the world be like if we just shut off the cable news, the TV news, and so on? What if there were only news feeds that were not designed to trigger people?

‘Arizona is going to be wet for a few days. Heavy rainfall expected.’

What if opinion programs designed to stir up your emotions were canceled?

What if calling someone a racist was tantamount to screaming fire in a theatre?

As a writer, it is easy to write dystopian novels. Why? We are living in one right now. It’s all about money and power. Those at that level only care about their portfolio, not you or me.

My latest novel is on hold because today’s events interfere with my natural writing style. Yes, you can isolate yourself, but eventually, you will be exposed to the stupidness in the world. That ignorance will drive you to blog about it rather than write your novel.

The last advice I would offer aspiring writers or even established authors is this, get rid of the distractions. Take the smart speaker off your desk. Leave your phone in another room.

Think back to how some of the authors of years ago might have accomplished their novels. One author had a shack in the woods. I was thinking about creating a giant tree house with a ladder that I could pull up to stop all intruders.

In truth, I am considering building a cabin on some property I have that is relatively remote. Cell phone coverage is spotty, so that would do away with intrusions by smart speakers, spam calls, and of course, those attempting to sell me an extended warranty.

Now, what do you know about me?

  • I am dedicated to the craft of writing.
  • I go out of my way to assist other writers or authors.
  • I stay informed, I vote, and then I let it go.
  • I do not form opinions by what I hear or see from the media.
  • I do my own fact-checking. Most online fact-checkers are an opinion of biased individuals.
  • Where politicians are concerned, I never vote straight ticket.
  • My personal feelings about someone do not predicate how I will vote; their actions do. What are their policies? How do they see Americans vs. the rest of the world?

We all have biases. Once you accept that truth, you can begin to see why the ‘other side feels the way they do. How they think does not make them right or wrong, it is just how they feel.

There is no such thing as your or my truth; there is only ‘the truth.’ Some will go to war over nothing more than a half-truth or how they feel.

If you choose to pontificate on social media, be ready to fight with those that follow you and be prepared to lose potential customers. Arguing with idiots is a waste of time.

There was a meme with some milk advertisement regarding the names of the cows from which the milk came. Some fuck wit posted the following. “I couldn’t help but notice that all those names are girls’ names. Misogyny is alive and well at this company.”

Since I don’t argue with unwise people, why should I spend my time attempting to tell her that milking a bull might get you a BFF? It is almost as if people are looking for a fight.

I often feel like starting a group on social media… “What offended you today?” the world is changing and not for the better.

A man attacked a lady in plain sight of several people. Instead of stopping the attack, the bystanders pulled out their phones and attempted to capture the whole fight on video. Once the video is captured, the first to upload it wins. Is that the game? Is that the brave new world we are living in?

Think before you speak. Read history before you espouse your feelings. If you take the time to attempt to argue their point, that puts you way ahead of the rest. Distinguish the facts from more than the TV or Radio. Knowing the difference between a cow and a bull is also good.

As always, Happy writing!

-TW


Saving your Retirement Dollars

Will your retirement strategy work?

If your email is like mine, you are inundated with scary emails about Biden stealing your 401s.

Again, if you are like me, you skip over them as they are nothing more than clickbait to sell you some service.

There is a reality to the grim state of our country and the economy. Left unchecked, many will lose their retirement dollars and sadly will depend on social security as their only source of income.

With retirement age not too far in the future, we see that with the current prices of everything, even sitting at home will be costly.

You might be tempted to blame Putin for the state of the world, but not so fast. Energy costs were already skyrocketing before February 24th. Just like Under Obama, energy costs were much higher; however, we have reached new highs.

The world economy revolves around energy. That is why China and India still build and maintain coal-fired power plants. Sure, they are dirty and pollute and might even be the cause of climate change, but…They don’t have anyone screaming at them about the environment.

That dirty air does not just hover over the place it was created. No…it travels on the Jetstream just like the dust from the Sahara Desert pollutes our air in Texas and elsewhere.

Removing inexpensive energy availability from a country forces large companies to take their business to countries where dirty air is not a problem. They also search for cheap labor (slave labor), and we look the other way. 

Addicted to our tablets and phones, we ignore that SLAVES made them.

What about your retirement?

You don’t care about where the technology comes from as long as it works and entertains. You might care about the price of gas as it takes three times the amount of money that it did just two years ago to fill up your tank. Many are still Ridin with Biden, even though inflation is clearly his doings. The cost of goods and services are also much higher because energy costs are much higher.

He campaigned on killing fossil fuels, and he is doing it. Damned, the torpedoes.

You might have noticed that your mailbox has new credit card applications in it on a weekly basis, if not daily. Get this phenomenal rate of 17.9% on credit card rollovers vs. the 24% you have currently.

Why do you suppose these great offers are hitting your mailbox now?

As the cost of ‘everything’ skyrockets, people still must live. They need to get to work or keep the lights on or food on the table. While many Americans could not come up with $500 cash on a bet, they still must have the means to survive.

The money predators are there to assist you in your time of need. From Pay Day loans for those without much credit to introductory offers to those with credit, they are there.

The first time you revolve credit from purchasing gas, you are sinking fast into the abyss of debt that you might never get out of.

The cost of that gallon of gas will increase exponentially as you continue to revolve dept.

Along comes the cheaper credit card, and you see relief. No, it’s just a slower death.

What are your options?

The cheapest option is to rob your savings account. The kids don’t need to go to college. Trade school still works, and we need plumbers, electricians, and so on. You don’t really need that dream vacation that you have saved for since your wedding…do you?

At .05 % interest on your savings, it is truly the cheapest money you have access to.

Your burn rate or how quickly you run through your paycheck before the next one comes in will assist you in determining what expenses you can cut.

Do you need Netflix or Cable? Do you really need to run the air? Your ancestors didn’t have such things; do you really need it?

How warm can you stand to have your home before you are just miserable?

Do you really need to take that trip to grandmother’s house, or can she use zoom or face time?

Eventually, if things don’t change, your burn rate will exceed what you make.

Is a second job necessary? What will the long-term costs be to your children who are forced to be raised by the internet, TV, or the other kids whose parents are working two jobs? Will your child grow up to be the next mass shooter? It did look like fun in the video game.

With the rent or mortgage increases thanks to higher taxes, your retirement nest egg, that 401, looks rather attractive.

Sure, you can pay off the credit card bills, but if you don’t change the calculus on your burn rate, again, you are prolonging the result.

Borrowing from your 401 is horribly expensive money but not as bad as credit card interests.

Those of us close to retirement might use our homes as a way out of debt, opting for less expensive places to live, like a mobile home. They are horribly energy inefficient and not what I would call an attractive place to retire. They are, however, an option.

Is Biden coming after your retirement?

No, but the feds know that curbing inflation is going to require dollars that are not printed, flowing back into the ‘system.’ Where are those dollars? Yep, your savings and 401 and every other bit of capital that you have saved, including that in your home.

They are not forcing you to take those measures, unlike other governments might, but they are limiting your options.

The good news is, if they push too hard, they will kill the golden egg-laying goose. The Feds have an idea of just how hard they can push by how much money is still tied up in 401s.

“Good News?”

Yes, they don’t want to totally kill the American way of life, just cripple it enough so you and everyone else will become more dependent on government handouts. The way of life the Boomers grew up with will be gone, just like those who survived the atomic age.

Their end goal is socialism in a much larger format than what we have now. Make no mistake, we are a socialist country. If you can afford it, you pay for those who cannot. Park outside a WIC office on a Friday. Those with new cars parked far away from the front of the building. Those mothers with Boyfriends, yeah, they stay in the car.

It’s not just WIC; it’s the healthcare industry along with every government handout program. Your tax dollars fund each and every person crossing the border illegally. They get a swag bag with a smartphone, tickets to the city of their choice, and god knows what else. I wonder if they get an autographed picture of the president?

Where is my free phone or free stuff? If I sneak into Mexico and then cross back into the US and claim I am from Brazil fleeing oppression, will I get free stuff?

If you want to save your retirement dollars, cut your burn rate now before you must. When Time Warner and Netflix, and others scream at the government, they will back off. Stop spending money that you don’t have to spend.

We are in a war, and money talks.

-Best

Wasting away from Covid

Eating a hamburger was a milestone!

Firstly, you all know me as an author, not a doctor. I don’t even play one on TV, although I could.

I will not delve into conspiratorial territory where covid is concerned.

Since I picked up the dreaded infection in the hospital, I suffered the usual complaints of no sense of smell or taste. There were other abnormalities that went along with these symptoms too, but weight loss triggered many other concerns, which meant more doctors.

Un-explained and rather rapid weight loss usually gets most doctors sending you to an oncologist. In my case, they sent me to a GI doctor who ran multiple tests before sending me to a hepatologist. (liver doctor)

Without thinking about what she was saying or how it might affect me, she said the cause was most probably liver cancer. We needed to find out what kind so we could see if it is treatable.

The last few months of 2021, I spent getting my affairs in order. The weight melted off, and I began to resemble a holocaust survivor. I am certain depression played a role in my weight loss too.

Having spent the last part of 2021 and the first part of 2022 taking different tests to determine the cause of the weight loss, they determined it was not cancer. This was the last week of April 2022.

The ‘doctor’ who had been tossing around the C-word turned out to be a PA. She held herself out as a doctor and introduced herself as a doctor but indeed was a PA with two years of training working in the office of a specialist. When I inquired what the doctor thought about what we were doing, her response was… “He hadn’t had time to look at your case.”

How can a specialist who has a PA doing his work for him allow a PA to toss out the C-word without knowing for certain what the diagnosis is? How can a specialist in all good conscious not supervise his PA? After six months of being their patient, how the hell could he just ignore what she was doing? How many other patients of his is she misdiagnosing or just scaring the shit out of them?

That is my rant about the state of our medical care today. I just wonder how they coded the bill to the insurance company. Was it from a specialist or a PA?

The problem I have stems from Covid long. There are no experts on Covid, and truthfully if someone said they were, I wouldn’t believe them. I do believe Covid was invented, and I don’t believe the vaccine was or is ready for prime time, nor should it be a once size fits all solution. That is my opinion.

Most of the symptoms you read about regarding Covid long, I manifested over the course of the last 12 months.

With unexplained weight loss still an issue, I was about to seek some medical purpose Pot as a possible remedy to see if I could get my appetite back. Thankfully and truthfully, I didn’t have to go that far. Before my discovery, I doubt I was getting 1000 calories a day. The labs show that I was malnourished.

I mention that because I think it is relevant to the conversation on how this ‘medication’ might be working.

Truly, my heart goes out to people who suffer from anorexia. If you have ever wanted to puke thinking about eating, that is what it is like and what I lived.

Telling someone to ‘just eat’ is cruel. Imagine you had to eat living grub worms to stay alive… That is what it was like for me.

My life was waning; I forced myself to eat things that made me gag. It was that or die.

I read a story written by a young lady who was dying of cancer. She talked about watching her body waste away. I got it.

I swear I don’t get money for this, but I am telling you what I found that is over the counter that turned things around.

Geritol, yep that liquid you might have seen your grandparents take, I take a half-ounce of it every day and most probably will for the rest of my days. Keep it out of the reach of children.

My energy levels have returned, my weight is going back up, and I crave certain foods again. When my neighbor asked me how I was doing, and I bragged about eating an entire hamburger, she had a puzzled look on her face. Friends, that was a huge deal for me and a milestone.

I don’t know how Covid affects the brain, but it does more than just jack with your sense of taste and smell.

As a side note, I told this story to a friend of mine whose daughter is suffering the same fate. She told her doctor what I said, and he laughed at her. “It is just iron and vitamins…”

If that were me, that doctor would be fired on the spot.

For a moment, let’s say it is a placebo effect. The brain can cure you or kill you, all on its own. You have no doubt heard of hypochondriacs. That is the same thing. A person with that affliction will assume they are sick, and they will become sick.

My liver enzymes and other numbers are showing that it is not a placebo effect; however so, that is my story. I am telling you that stuff is working for me. I have turned others on to it, and it is working for them. Just possibly when you starve your body, there is a ‘shutdown’ routine. Again, not a doctor but I suspect that the body burns what stores of energy or fuel you have before it begins to shut down your organs. I would wager that the unexplained weight loss many patients experiences is part of the process of dying.

Geritol is old and has been around for a long time. I could not find it locally at any drug or grocery store. I don’t imagine they sell much of it.

Amazon is the least expensive (and only) place I have found to get it, but your mileage might vary.

Speak with your doctor about it; I did. My liver doctor didn’t laugh a bit. He has patients on transplant lists because of what covid has done to them. He saw the difference in me in just a few weeks.

What would you care to wager that he keeps Geritol in his toolkit?

I am certain the trick is to stay well-nourished. How or why Geritol made this difference is anyone’s guess but, I suspect it had a lot to do with nourishing those organs that control things like appetite.

-Best

The Green Dream

Ever ask yourself if what you are hearing is the truth?

As a writer, I must confess that the news of the day has a detrimental effect on the creative process. With the Covid fiasco fading into the sunset, we have another disaster on the horizon. The media teases us with the phrase nuclear war. What would happen if? Could we survive? And the list goes on as to the stupid bullshit they promote for clicks or ratings.

One nuke gets turned loose, and the world as you know it is over. There are so many nukes in the world we could destroy the planet a hundred times over.

Have you ever wondered why people spend so much time and money on inventing better ways to kill each other than to just get along?

Gas prices topping $4 a gallon should be cause for alarm for most people. There is a push by the ‘squad,’ a progressive doltish bunch of politicians, to save the planet by using ‘green energy.’

There is nothing new under the sun, and this is true of this bunch of uninformed individuals who most certainly will be financially rewarded for pushing this agenda.

Here in the US, under the Bush regime, we were forced to give up Freon, a very efficient coolant for something that uses more energy to produce similar results that are much harder on the equipment.

Since it uses much higher pressures to achieve similar BTUs as freon, the equipment wears out faster, and often the coils used for transferring heat develop leaks.

This loss of freon was all predicated on a lie that we were destroying the ozone layer. In truth, the fluorocarbons in freon are much heavier than nitrogen-oxygen, so they don’t make it up high enough in the atmosphere to do any damage to the ozone layer.

I would love to know why other countries are still using freon if this was such a hair-on-fire issue. Do you suppose their leaders could not be purchased as easily as ours?

Then we had the light bulb fiasco. Replacing .25 cent bulbs with $12 bulbs would save the world. Yeah, they failed to mention that those bulbs contained mercury. They cannot simply be tossed into the garbage when they don’t live up to their expected lifetime. In fact, they are much more of a hazard to the environment than plain old incandescent bulbs ever could be. They also have been known to start fires.

Someone got rich from it. Now we have the LED bulb, which could also be a fire hazard. Dissembling failed or dead bulbs from infant mortality have proved shoddy workmanship to be the issue.

There is no secret that lawmakers pick winners and losers. Those who are for sale are the ones that lobbyists make sure to get the money. Special interests groups buy your lawmakers.

Isn’t there a branch of our government that is to look out for the consumer?

Both Russia and Ukraine are pumping tons of disinformation, ‘propaganda’ into society. My personal feelings on the matter are to stay the hell out of it. We don’t know the truth. Some of the videos I have seen look as though they came from a movie. Cell phone video and Hollywood quality video are distinguishable. Some of those videos seem to be cinematographically perfect, i.e., lighting and composition. Question everything.

The nightly news is rife with emotional triggers, but are they real? If you follow social media, you can see what they block, censor, or otherwise removed. From there, you can guess that whatever they don’t want you to see, you probably should see. Our lawmakers need to stop taking money from big tech. Our lawmakers work for us, not them.

If we were to take the world events at face value, it is no secret that the Biden, Bernie Sanders, and the Squad agenda are to have energy costs skyrocket. There are tons of money to be made in going green. This was also the Obama dream to move this country to forms of energy that would take us out of the competitive market for manufacturing or keeping up with other countries that use coal.

The fallacies are plenty, but for time and typing sake, let’s just tackle the EV.

At fifty-six thousand for an EV automobile, the price is way out of the range of most people. Unless you plan on revamping Hitler’s Volkswagen initiative, re-inventing the people’s car with batteries instead of a clunky 60 horse engine, I just don’t see it.

Batteries are the problem with an EV.

The chemicals needed to create batteries are not in the US like they are in China and even the middle east. Batteries have a finite lifetime, and then what do you do with them? Currently, a replacement set of batteries cost between $15K and $26K depending on your car.

When you leave your home with your EV fully charged, it is the equivalent of starting out your day with less than half a tank of gas. That, of course, varies by the age of the batteries and how much of a charge you have on them.

Here is one of many problems that the squad has not entertained.

Let’s say you are in Florida. The weather folks tell you that there is a hurricane headed your way. Like many others, you hop into your EV and head north out of the path of the storm.

Someone or maybe several someone’s stalls because their batteries were not charged or capable of taking a full charge. The main highway out of the affected area is blocked. Soon you too are out of juice because you run your AC while waiting for the traffic jam to clear.

It’s not like you are going to pull into an affected area and hunt for a charging station; the lights are already out due to the storm.

The technology is not ready for prime time, and it is way too expensive. Mayor Pete was a disaster in his hometown and is clueless when it comes to his job in this administration. If he knew anything at all, we would not be in the supply chain mess we are in.

Elon Musk is a visionary, bright person, and I would love to hear his take on what I have laid out.

Currently, we need to turn our oil and gas folks lose to do what they do best. Biden and company forcing our dependence on foreign oil is a disaster in the making.

If Russia is guilty, as the news portrays, then why in God’s name are we giving them $700 million a day for their gas? If what we see on the news is factual, he should be punished for his aggression. I would wager there is much more to it than what we hear on the news.

Biden did this. He is the cause for most of our economic woes. I don’t care how you voted. I would love a few mean tweets right now instead of an inflation rate at over 7.5% and energy prices increasing very quickly.

If Trump was still in office, I don’t think Ukraine would be under assault by Putin. I am certain that the PRK would not be testing missiles and that our inflation rate would not be at 7.5% and climbing.

All these economic woes roost with those who can least afford them, you and I. Large companies are not going to take the hit. They will pass them down to you.

Just possibly, you should turn your backyard into a victory garden.

If that term escapes you, look it up, and while you are there, learn some history. If we would teach history and critical thinking skills, people might just pay attention to how they vote. Your vote matters.

Cheers!

Be Teachable

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Hello, I was going to wish you all a happy Sunday but, it is already Monday in some places. So, happy day that ends in a Y…

One of the most important lessons I attempt to pass on is this, if something makes you angry, there is a good chance you are being manipulated. Once you are pissed about whatever it is, critical thinking goes out the window.

I told a friend that those who dwell in one sandbox can only see the world through the lenses of that sandbox.

More clearly stated, if your religion believes in certain things and you dismiss all other religions because of what you have been told, your world is skewed.

Some of those beliefs can be rather innocuous. Sprinkle Vs. Dunk is a great example. It is a symbol, period. There are those who are so ensconced in what they have been told that they would consider that a hill to die on. It’s not.

Drifting away from the dogmatic rituals of church aggrandizement, we have the media, which is brainwashing the masses. Much like the church, their brand of propaganda is considerably more vociferous and manifests itself as pure evil with a capital E.

The media that promotes racism is by far an outlet that should be boycotted.

Garbage in equal garbage out. When someone appeals to your emotions to beat you into submission regarding a topic that deserves some critical thinking, they are, in fact, propagandists. I know lots of folks; I also know that none of them are racist.

The bottom line is to humble yourself enough to realize that you don’t know it all. You might be wrong. There is nothing amiss if you are incorrect and take steps to right wrongs. There is, however, plenty to commiserate over if you don’t want to be open to the fact that you might have a skewed opinion on certain subjects.

You don’t know what you don’t know.

Your opinions are not facts. Your feelings are not facts. There is no such thing as ‘your truth or my truth.’

There is only the truth.

Be teachable, admit it when you are wrong, and ask forgiveness if your opinions have injured anyone.

I hope this week brings you joy and happiness. If you are like me, a writer, I hope you get some words on the page.

link to book

-Best

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