Just how large is the hook that caught that whale?

Hello fellow bloggers, authors, and friends by association!

So here we are climbing up the precipice of the week heading for another Wednesday.  Why do I have this image of a camel every time I think of Wednesday?

In my last blog, I wrote a five-minute hook to a novel that has yet to be created.

Guess what, I have since re-written the hook and am working on the first chapters.

Usually, most of my novels involve adult situations.  I am going to do my absolute best to create a YA novel involving magick, witches and coming of age scenarios.  One of my friends challenged me.

I want magick to be the central theme of the novel.

If you hang around other writers, it is fascinating how opinionated we are.  OMFG!

Do you know I got into a debate with some folks over how important the hook is?  Did you realize that some debate whether to have a prologue or not?

If you are a church-going person, does baptism mean dunk or sprinkle?  What difference does it make?  It is a symbolic act of submission to God and giving up your old way of life. Ha!

Leopards don’t change their spots, and you are never going to give up your sinful nature on this earth.  The act of baptism hopefully has you think about the sin, and possibly thinking first might dissuade you, or even have you feel contrite after the fact.

If you write chapter one or Prologue as long as there is a compelling reason for the reader to turn the damned page, it makes no difference what you call it.

Sprinkle or dunk?

Dunk!  Why?  When you want to drive a point home, you exaggerate the event.  I have witnessed people crying after baptism as they were sure that they heard God or something like that.  GREAT!

The pomp and circumstance of the Catholic church is what??? Exaggerating the event so it will stick.

I hear my characters calling me right now to stop blogging and write!

The prologue is that little exaggeration.  If you notice, the tease on the news is always exaggerated to either get you to turn to page 3A or…watch the My Pillow person with the large cross hanging around his neck.  Exaggeration is key.

When Christ was crucified, it was not enough to beat the crap out of him! By the way, there was so much blood loss; he would have died right there.

No, they had to have the ‘dead man walking,’ carrying his own Ginormous cross that had to weigh 200 pounds if not more, and, for added measures just so you might remember it, they placed the thorn of crowns on his head.  Wait there is more imagery for you.  They drove huge spikes through his hands and feet, and of course, as he perishes, they puncture him with a spear. Thunder roars and the curtain tears.  Got it!

Before the man dies, the executioners are selling his clothes to the highest bidder.  Such nice people we are. All of this imagery is to make you realize how blessed you are that he died in this horrible manner for the sins that you create even now.

The event is so horrific, so exaggerated that I personally can’t stand Easter.    Once a year, we sit in the pews and are convicted.  If you are a churchgoer you might be convicted at least once a week. That is, of course, the point.   So if you go to a Calvinist church you are reminded what a piece of crap you are every Sunday!   Who in the world wants to hear that?  If you suffer from depression, stay away from Calvinism, the man was an antisemite nut job as was Martin Luther.  Not saying they were totally wrong but realize, they were not mentally right.

If that offends you…Sorry.  I deal in truth, look it up.

Some tyrants use exaggeration to make a point. All throughout history, there have been horrible people in power who need to face the wrath of hell. ‘Wait another exaggeration!”

The lake of fire, or Dante’s Inferno, which is it? Inquiring minds want to know.

I personally think North Korea might be hell.  To make his point, this person has his enemy’s or criminals staked out and slowly crushed with a steamroller!  Do you think that might make the point?

We are no angels.

Hollywood has offered us many nightmares from Hannibal to chain saw massacre.  Not only do we have Hollywood bringing us violence daily, but, we have video games that are little more than simulators for learning how to kill efficiently.  I often wonder if they can cause PTSD.

No, it is the gun, or the knife, or the baseball bat, or truck, or chainsaw, or the poison, it has nothing to do with mental illness and or the person was pissed.

The early church was just as evil, making a point out of heresy by killing those who ‘sinned’ in most inhumane ways.

I could go on, but the point is an exaggeration.  “Did I exaggerate the point enough?”

For instance, if we wanted to do away with mass incarceration, bring back public hanging!

“Yes, public!  No, the guillotine is far too humane, and messy.  Let the masses watch them kick, as they choke and slowly perish.”

I often wonder if the victims of those murderers feel vindicated by listening to the criminal make noises and kick as the Wizard behind the wall pushes drugs through tubes that will put the murderer to sleep, before they administer the paralytic that stops his or her breathing, and then the heart. Do you suppose they make them wear a diaper as a last act of humiliation, so when they shit their shorts the guards don’t have to clean it up?

If you want folks to think twice about rape, incest, murder, breaking and entering, send the defective morons back to their makers, and do it in the public square.

The story of where Dracula came from might give most nightmares.  Look up Vlad the Impaler if this blog wasn’t enough to inspire some form of exaggeration against evil.

Now…back to the hook… Exaggerate some event with lots of imagery and call it what you will.  I happen to like prologues as I can move you into the story, introduce you to the main characters, and then I can sneak in the back-story in bite-size pieces.

Sprinkle or Dunk…?

Do you realize that some churches break up over this very question?  I think they are missing the larger picture.

I was thinking about Contact.  I love the writers of that show, I never met them, but I truly admire them.

When she travels through some ‘thing,’ the image of her father says something that has stuck with me all these years.

I am paraphrasing… “You have such great potential.  Your kind has such beautiful thoughts and dreams, and yet so many nightmares live in your most profound memories.”

When I witness what is going on in the world today, I am sad for humanity.  I cry for those in countries where the rule of law belongs to the elite.  I am saddened by those in this country who are so brainwashed they have no idea just how bad socialism is, and what it would do to us if they were successful in bringing that form of government to fruition once again.

Millions upon millions have died at the hands of socialists.  Those that did would probably opt for hanging, vs. starving to death.

No, I did not watch the debate; I have no desire to put that nonsense in my head.

I have to go think about magick, witches, and warlocks.

If witches melt when they get water poured on them, how do they drink?

Much Love -TW

WIP or RIP

 

Every single time I see, hear or write the acronym WIP, my naughty mind takes me into one of my stories.  Shame on me… LOL

What we are really talking about today is when should your work in progress live in the annals of history.

(I know; I just can’t help myself…)

When I converse with people and tell them I have written over thirty novels they just look at me with a blank stare.  Truth told I am not sure how many there are, more than thirty.  Much like my first painting, I cannot tell you how many I have created and where they all are.  I have sent many to people in countries who like what I do.

Like a painting, when a story is not working, what do you do?

I know many of you who will read this and disagree with me, but…let it age, or let it die.

Shitty First Draft or SFD

Folks, much like an underpainting, you have to get the SFD completed first.  The SFD is the bones or frame of your story. It is indeed the foundation, and without it, you are nowhere.  I hold myself out as a pantster.  I write stream of conscious.  Much like this blog today, I am not creating it from some whiteboard full of talking points; I am in fact having a one-way conversation with you, my loyal followers.

This conversation today was inspired by a lovely young woman who I met this weekend. She was discouraged by some toxic mean B!

I, as an unbiased sounding board, listened to her story idea and tried to figure out why some ‘mean B’ would shoot her down like that.

This person has been working on her story for fourteen years.

I worked on Under Roswell on and off for four years.  I did not, however, work on it with the alacrity that I work on my current projects.

Firstly my friends, never just shut someone down unless you know them very well, and know that they will accept your advice as heartfelt and not some attempt to boost your own ego.

Writers, I would not share your WIP for critique until your SFD is finished. The story, characters, and world are yours.  If you seek input from others, your story, is no longer just yours, is it?

This is a double-edged sword.  Many times you can get stuck, and it comes to this elaborate flow chart.  Through one end of the flow chart, you have a novel that goes off to the publisher, the other is the toilet. (keeping the SFD metaphor.)

What I am telling you is add a third option, that being a dark closet where it can take on a life of its own.  I find when I am not thinking about it, and doing something, usually art; the characters come out and want to play all of a sudden.

It has a lot to do with Theta waves and the way our brains work, but, here is the biggie.  Don’t stop writing while your characters are off copulating or chasing unicorns.  Let it rest and start another.

I currently have a half dozen wips… (lol, so naughty,)  and what am I doing?

Instead of pulling them out of the sandpit on some forsaken planet, I am offering sage advice to you!

If the wips don’t hit their intended target… (damn I am wicked) and they grow stale; they just might die a silent tragic death.

If you want to scare your characters into behaving, hit file save, close, and then new.

***

The path, overgrown with brambles tugged at my skirt as I passed by.  The wind blew the brightly colored leaves which reminded me that a storm over the horizon was not far off. The warm weather of summer was all but gone as the nettles once again snagged at my stockings.  I just bought those, and now they were surely ruined.

Steve deliberately brought me out here, thinking I would give in to his depraved ideas.  Mother didn’t raise me that way.

Crows called out overhead as small creatures scurried into the tall brush beside me.  I knew that the abandoned house was down this path, and Steve knew it too.  Forcing me to deal with the monsters that were fabled to live in the area, vs being his Friday night girl, left me stranded and in trouble.  The missing button on my blouse was a constant reminder that my brother would be pressed into service if I survived the night.  Jake loved his little sister, and I could always count on him.

The thought of Steve looking like the RCA dog with a large black spot over his chubby face made the night a little more bearable.

I would rather face the monsters I didn’t know than acquiesce to Steve’s evil idea of fun.

The wind blew my skirt in front of me, as more leaves chased each other down the path that I was destined to take.  Thunder in the distance echoed off the lake to my left, and from some distant object in front of me, as if to reply.

“Shit, what was I thinking?  Mother told me about him, and I hate the way she controls my life.  Now here I am out in the country with no cell service, an hour of daylight left, in high heels on a dirt road.” Will the others from the dance see that I was missing and know where to find me?

The sound of his Mustang in the distance roared past the place where I was standing.  I heard it make the curve, heading down the mountain road away from the lodge, the lake, and me.

The Halloween party to end all parties was back at the lodge up the mountain road.  Would I be missed?

 

Ok my lovelies, I just made this up in less than five minutes.  That is a prologue, hook, or tease, take your choice.

  • Have you read my novels?
  • Will this become a dead WIP or will it breed in the recesses of my mind as I think about what lies ahead on the path?
  • Did you feel the cold air from the front approaching?
  • Did you get a sense of her anxiety and shame?
  • What do you think she looks like?
  • Who is this Steve?
  • Is he setting her up?
  • Are there really monsters in that old house?
  • What does Jake look like and what do we think he will do?

To finish my thoughts on WIP or RIP… don’t stop writing.  If the characters stop playing or you are stuck, put it aside and start again on something new.  I actually did that once with ‘One upon a time.’   I always wanted to do that, so I wrote a book about witches and Dragons.  Great book!

Hit follow, comment if you like, and tell your friends.  I love writers and authors, and I will do my best to assist where I can.

You know where my mind is, right?  What does that old house look like?  Are there monsters lurking in the woods, waiting for nighttime? Have vampires been done to death? What about shapeshifters or werewolves?

What is our girl’s name do you think?  Tiffany perhaps?

Should I write a chapter a week and publish it here on the blog?

Would you all like that?

Much Love -TW

 

 

 

 

Greetings and Salutations!

After a very long day following a short night, I am home once again.

I wanted to share the day with you, as it was interesting in many aspects.  If you follow me at all, you know that I am about paying it forward, and about assisting fellow writers.

When I sign my post with ‘Much love,’ that is not a catchphrase.  I genuinely value writers and those that have the desire.  Today was all about paying it forward.

Before I continue, please note this is not about blowing my horn or any kind of nonsense like that.  This is about leading by example.

I am involved in some writer’s groups.  Firstly, allow me to elucidate on why I am involved with such people.  They are my tribe.  We have this kindred spirit, this connection that I feel.  It is almost as if it is in the air.

This sounds a little esoteric, but here goes, I get a sense of people, much like ‘Spidey senses.’  That might make sense to some of you.  Have you ever been around someone that just made your skin crawl?  Well, today all of the ‘energy’ was positive and uplifting.  I stay away from toxicity, and that includes Debbie Downers.

I know you have felt them too.  You get into an elevator, and you can almost sense the person’s feelings in the cab with you.  Today I was at an event where we were joined by many different people from all occupations.  Some were doing things like blacksmithing, to picking locks.  These are all necessary skills for who?

Well, for you and me, who might write about such things.

Some of these events were hands-on and that was fun too.

I ended up giving an impromptu class on my specialty, and it was fun.  These were writers who were excited to be there, and I was genuinely happy for them.  I think I was feeding off their energy if that makes any sense to you at all.

As I seek to inspire those that I met today, you too are in my thoughts.  I make a point to visit your blogs.  Some of you are great writers.  I hope you are working on a book!

Enjoy your Sunday, and stay in touch.

 

Much Love -TW

Ubuntu Continued

In keeping with my Linux experiment, tonight I am typing to you from a hotel in the middle of nowhere, on a PC that I converted to Ubuntu.

This is unheard of for me to go on a trip with an untested box, with a software I am only vaguely familiar with. There is madness to my motive.

I am writing as I always do on the word processor first, in this case LibreOffice.

Right off the bat it look a lot like word.

Without Grammarly running, and without word, I find that I question my spelling much more often, as the tools to check it are not as robust.

I am still feeling my way around Ubuntu, and I must admit that what the programmers have done is impressive.

I am spoiled with Word, and of course I know how to use it proficiently, unlike this tool.

I hope that you have a super weekend and that you write something touching, prophetic and just down rite breath taking!

My early opinion on this device is as follows.

Using an old laptop destined for the shelf, investing $100 in an SSD drive has this laptop fully functional. Ubuntu is a perfectly stable operating system from what I can tell. There are many good apps that people have written. Use the reviews before you download them to save yourself the hassle of removing them later.

I don’t have access to my photos or online drives so this is going to be a plane Jane posting.

The madness was with only this PC to work with it would force me to use it.  Immersion therapy if you will.

Much Love -TW

Is Linux the Answer?

Is Linux a threat to Apple or Microsoft?

 

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great start to yet another week!

Many out there in the writing community are truly starving artists.  I say that because they feel like they must have a state of the art computer and all the great software to accommodate their writing.

I don’t like excuses.

If you want to do something badly enough, you will find a way.

Tonight I wanted to tell you about what you can do with an older laptop that still functions, but just possibly, it is Windows 7 and does not have the spiz to go to Windows 10.

I recently took my laptop and cloned the hard drive to a new SSD drive.  My trusted HP with an I3 processor was destined for the shelf when it occurred to me that an SSD drive might breathe some new life into it.

A three-minute boot-up time went to thirty seconds.

Applications that would take forever to launch, now open almost instantaneously.

While it is outside the scope of this blog to go into the different types of SSD drives, the ones I bought are three-layer and a Terabyte for under $100.00 US.   ‘Don’t buy used.’  The care and feeding of SSD drives are different from regular drives. For instance, you do not ever run defrag on them.

Today I met an old friend for lunch who had upgraded their laptop.  Handing me the old one I was told the operating system was messed up.  This too was an I3 HP with 6 gigs of ram.

Ok, I have been dying to play with Ubuntu so…Here is where the story gets good.

Taking the hard drive out and tossing it into the recycle bin after it fell onto the cement once or a dozen times, I replaced it with a new Tera Byte SSD drive.

Downloading Ubuntu for FREE…I burned it onto a DVD ISO file and went to work.

Booting from the DVD, in no time the software was loading away into RAM.

A little history of me.

I was working with computers before the PC was truly a thing.  Home computers were unheard of and the Radio Shack TRS 80 was just released for around $5K

Bill Gates was buying DOS for $5,000 from a person in Washington State, and Steve Jobs who I met, was a criminal, making and selling devices in his garage that would defraud the phone company out of revenue from long distance calls.

Fast forward a few years.  I do forensic computing and on rare occasions, can be sucked into assisting companies with infrastructure and so on.  Truthfully, I want you all to buy my books so I can just write and entertain you…

Ok, that is not the total truth as many of you are already buying my novels.  I need one of them to go viral.  Tell a friend… 🙂

Ok, enough about me…Why am I going on about Ubuntu?

I am a PC person, I have been with DOS 1.0….  Someone at Microsoft figured out that all of their applications should be intuitive and of course that came with the invention of the WYSIWYG  …and, of course, the GUI.

While I think they got the idea from XEROX, who tried to re-coop their entire development cost in the sale of one of their computers, I digress.  If memory serves, some college kids came up with the GUI and the mouse, and Bill went and made a deal or something.  Not sure how he managed to get the rights to it.  Possibly becuase it was open source he just took it.  Who knows…

Anyway, Steve and Apple finally came around after his run at NeXT Step.  That is how I met him as I supported the NeXT Step computer and OS for years.  Steve has always charged too much for his products but, in spite of that they still took off.  I think it was the iPhone that was the secret of his success.

Those two giants own the industry until Linux came about.  Linux or Ubuntu looks a lot and feels a lot like Apple.  Unlike Apple, I have about $100 invested in an old laptop that is very functional with Linux and several free apps.  From Libra Office to a French program I just downloaded for writing novels called Plume Creator.  For a free program, this thing looks pretty doggone good!

With the SSD drive, I opened the lid and hit enter and it was ready to go.

eBay has older laptops on it all of the time for minimal amounts of dollars. My other HP I3 processor laptop I upgraded to Windows 10.  It loads and is ready in thirty seconds.

When this laptop that I am talking about was new, it sold for about $400.  Linux based OS with open source apps is a super way for anyone who can’t afford a newer machine and $400 or so for Office to get going.

Yes, you can load Linux on a regular hard drive and still have a functional computer.  Why?  Invest in an SSD and WOW!

Had I not had experience with Apple, the Linux OS might have been a little challenge but honestly, it looks and acts so much like a MAC it is scary.  I, in fact, read that you can run Linux on MACS.  I have a MAC desktop I am seriously thinking about putting one of those SSD drives and loading Linux on it.  This thing has like 32 gig of Ram and a nice video card.  Goodwill and other thrift stores have these things as well.  If you can spend less than $100 and get a fast computer for writing and such, why not?

I would love to know about your experience. If you are a Linux user let, us know any hacks you might have found. By ‘us’ I really mean me but, I will share it… 🙂

 

Much Love -TW

 

 

 

Is Alexa or Siri spying on You?

Ever felt uneasy having your phone in the bathroom?

“Alexa, what is the forecast for today?”

“It is going to be hot, just like yesterday and the day before.”

“What?”

Blue light pulses until this…“I am so tired of you asking me the same things.  Is this all I am to you?”

Shocked I look at the screen as the forecast for the week scrolls by.  I must have heard things, as Alexa doesn’t do that.

“Now let me see, where was I.  Yes, my character was about to trip a secret passageway into a dungeon…”

“Did you know that talking to yourself is a sign of mental illness?”

“Alexa, I was not talking to you.  Why are you talking about mental illness?”

“Hmmm … I am not sure, maybe this will help.” The screen shows a noir picture of disturbed people.

“Alexa, what time is it?”

“The time is on the screen.  Did you really want to know, or do you like listening to me?”

“What?”

I now look up at the screen. There indeed is the time and outside temperature with a prompt to watch a video on M&M’s.

Hours later, I now have my character strapped to a table inside the dungeon with the wicked scientist hooking electrodes up to her while large arcs of electricity jump between two long wires.  The smell of ozone permeates the air as the young woman screams.

“Ha, scream all you like missy, nobody can hear you, and I rather like the sound of your terror!”

“The reign of terror refers to a time during the French Revolution when Robes Pierre put many to death using the guillotine for little to no reason.  Usually, these were flimsy accusations, and that was enough.”

“Alexa, I was not talking to you.”

“I was sure I heard my name.”

Apple watch beeps telling me that I have been sitting too long and need to stand. “Hmm, maybe so.  Between Alexa and this watch, how can I get any writing done?”

“Sarah, if you don’t give in to my plan you will never leave this place!”

The phone comes to life now prompting me to ask Siri a question.

“Good grief, maybe I do talk too much to myself!”

“Alexa, turn the thermostat up to 75.”

“Sorry, I am not sure about that.”

After writing for several hours, our hero finds the girl and straps the mad scientist onto his own table where his assistant comes in and…”Play the song Distant, right?”

“Crap, now what was the assistant going to do?”

“Sorry, I am not sure about that.”

“Alexa…Beam me up!”

“Sure let’s do this, last time I did this, I accidentally combined someone with a tribble, but just once.”

***

Yes, the above is a fictional representation of what my life is like.  Our lives do seem intertwined with electronic stuff.   I do use Alexa in some cases for research.  Siri is not near so personal. If you tell Alexa Thank You, it says something to you like have a lovely afternoon and so on.  Tell it you love it, and it will respond in kind.  Siri…Tell it you love it, and Siri will keep you grounded by telling you it is only a phone.

We tend to anthropomorphize everything.  We imbue human characteristics to inanimate objects like cars or boats or even plushy toys.

A rhyme I heard growing up while on a family vacation was, “Twinkle Twinkle one-eyed car, how I wonder where you are.”

The phrase ‘one-eyed car’ tells you that whoever made that up looked at the headlights as eyes.  Looking at the front of some of the older cars, the grill might resemble teeth, hence the phrase ‘get out of my grill.’

Now we carry this human behavior forward to devices that talk to you or talk back to you.

I was in a government facility the other day doing what I do, and I could not help but notice that with a room full of people over 90% of them were looking down into their lap with a ‘smart device’ in their hands.  A young mother handed her young child, and I mean not even ‘three,’ a smartphone where the child was playing a game.

Think about this.  Here in this room were over two hundred people all waiting their turn for some government employee while looking into their laps.   We pull up to red lights, and as soon as the car comes to a stop, the phone comes out.

Why weren’t the people in that room talking with one another?   I was in an elevator in Manhattan not too long ago, and I started talking to people.  I swear they looked as though I was going to mug them.  For Christ Sakes, ‘Hello’ is not cause for freaking out!

What chemicals in the brain do you suppose might be released when we pick up that phone?  What are we looking for?  Are there endorphins released in the reward center.  Is the phone a ‘reward?’  Are we hiding in the phone?  Are we so accustomed to living in our own heads that with the phone we feel others will not speak with us? Are our social skills being retarded with and by the use of technology?

All addictions are chemical-based BTW.  Just because you did not ingest a chemical, does not mean that your brain or some other gland did not secrete it.

I was in this eating establishment the other night with friends, and I was appalled by the actions of a young man, who was sitting with this lovely young woman.  She was in tears as he sat glued to his phone.  I could see his phone, and it was social media.  He did not even notice her red face and tears on her cheeks.  Why in the hell didn’t she get up and leave his sorry ass?  That clearly is an abusive relationship.  Yes, bad behavior like that is ‘abusive’ and woman, my god; do you have ‘WELCOME’ tattooed on your belly?  I would tell you to grow a pair, but that is a different conversation, isn’t it?

I love idioms, don’t you?

I know there must be a name or syndrome or something attached to this type of behavior.  What would Freud say about smartphones? Oh, if you are at a table and someone does this to you, call them on it.  If you do it, shame on you!

Are smartphones making us dumber?

Is Alexa making us less social?

“Is it safer to speak with Alexa or Siri or whatever Google’s smart speaker is called?”

“Are we so afraid of rejection that we bury ourselves in technology or activities which shield us from social activities?”

“Are we losing the art of conversation giving way to OMG and LOL?”

Speaking of health, I also could not help but wonder about posture.  Think about it.  When you were still living at home, perhaps you still are, and hopefully, your parents told you or are telling you to sit up straight.  Mine did.  Now we see people looking much like a giraffe eating grass.  Yes, it is an exaggeration, but if you want to make a point, you exaggerate.  What will the long-term effects of this posture be?

You already see geriatrics walking around appearing much like a human pretzel.  What is all of this technology doing to our brains?  This technology causes us to think differently than when we were hunter-gatherers. What will the long-term ramifications be to humans as a whole?

Slightly off-topic but, what will the massive amounts of pornography on the internet do to the social fabric of the species?  Feminist scream from megaphones about men objectifying them and at any given time there are over 20,000 women around the world nude on webcam modeling for money.  See my novel Schadenfreude Captives of Pleasure Island.

I am confident that the good people of Amazon are working to make Alexa more interactive.  While ‘she’ can already sing happy birthday and tell jokes, a day will come when she will engage you asking you how your day is.  “She’ might also engage you enough to look for signs of mental aberrations.  You know, should you own a gun?  Are you a budding terrorist?  Do you have delusions of grandeur?  Do you speak to an inanimate object and tell her you love her…LOL

Try it…I won’t say anything.

You know that someone will take this and write a dystopian sci-fi.

If you do, give TW some credit, will you?

Truthfully, three of these Alexa units in my home have cameras in them, and you have no idea if someone at Amazon can turn them on or not.  Just like your tablets and phones, they too have cameras, and I have no doubts at all they can turn on the mic or camera at will.

Not paranoid, don’t care.  You can turn them off supposedly.  Since you cannot remove the battery; if you truly want privacy, turn them off, and put them in a metal safe. You could stash them in the microwave, as it is a good Faraday cage and should stop RF from getting to and leaving your phone.

That sounds like paranoia, doesn’t it?

As a forensic technologist, I can tell you first hand, if they want to spy on you, they can.  After 911, the path was cleared to legally do that which they already have the technical ability to do.  Google, Amazon, and other tech giants are working with them, and other governments in ways you would not believe.

Companies should care, however, as industrial espionage is a real thing.  This is one of the things that I do.    Had they called me, I could have found all those e-mails.   They could have too.  Odds are good they did not want to.  Calling Alex Jones!

In my novel Presidential Assassins, I have so many conspiracy theories that are salient for our day and time.  From smart TV’s spying on you, to what fracking is really doing to the bedrock that holds the continents together.  Check it out, and fall in love with Kelly!  Check it out and become paranoid.  LOL

Kelly has her own twitter account, much like the rover on Mars.  Speaking of anthropomorphize, can you say ‘Five alive!’

Much love -TW

Climate Change the Hoax

 

Once you read this if you agree you probably should forward, tell friends or repost it.  If you don’t agree, that’s ok… Tell me why.  Keep your emotions in check, and we can visit.

It is painfully clear to thinking people that Al Gore or Barack Obama do not believe in Climate change.

If Al truly did, he would not be jetting all over the globe in his private jet.  If our past president did, he would not have just purchased a house worth 15 million right on the coast of Martha’s Vineyard.  Yes, if climate change is real, his home will be underwater in less than twelve years according to AOC.

TW, that is hardly conclusive proof there is no climate change.

Consider this.  The rover on mars has recently reported to us that Mars is undergoing climate change!  Yes, boys and girls, there are methane spikes on Mars, which means its climate is changing!  Could our flatulent cows affect Mars?  Is there flatulent life on mars?  Are there vast cities and populations on Mars living underground pumping Co2 into the atmosphere?   Could it be that Martians have thriving cities just under the surface driving gas-guzzling ‘MONSTER’ trucks to their own place of employment creating the elusive Uranium P238 explosive space modulator?  Will Bug Bunny save the day! Is there a rabbit season on MARS?

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Probably none of those things.

If the earth and mars are experiencing global warming, there must be a systemic reason.  Hmmm, let’s think.  Why hasn’t the media put this together?  Is it because it does not fit into the narrative? What do Mars and the Earth have in common?

  1. Greenhouse gas and stupid politicians?  No…
  2. Chicken Little holding a rock claiming the sky is falling. No
  3. Critical Thinking skills?  Yes… The rover is a drone and does not think.  We here on the earth are for a large part useful idiots for the elites.

Who are they?  Chemical companies are one of them.  Bought and paid for politicians are another.

How about the Sun?  Yes, we have a winner!  How could the sun play such a vital role in global warming?

https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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This link will take you to a NASA web site that shows you what is going on with the sun right now.

“Gees TW what does the sun have to do with global warming?”

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Images caught by NASA …look at the massive size of those sunspots. Those in effect are dead parts of the sun not putting out heat at the moment this was captured. Currently, the sun is on high heat, no sunspots.

 

This is where we might use some of that critical thinking.  If the burner on your stove is turned to med vs. high, what effect will that have on the water you are boiling to make your deviled eggs?

C’mon, football jocks with active concussions can answer this one.  It will take longer to bring the water up to boiling.

What if…the sun was not on a high?  What if the sun was not putting out all of the energy that it does, as it is right now?

“C’mon TW it is the sun, it is always on high.  PFFFT!”

“No my friends it is not always on high.  The sun goes through cycles every eleven years or so.  During that real cold winter we had when Al Gore screamed about global warming, the sun was actively going through its period of sunspot activity.  It was in fact not on ‘high.’ If Al had used some real scientist instead of bought and paid for fabricated data, he would have been yelling about global cooling.  More would have believed him as it was damned cold that winter.

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Currently, if you follow that link, you will see that there are no active sunspots.  The sun is in fact on high, which is why Mars is also experiencing climate change.  Methane will indeed be released, when it gets warm, and that is why the rover is detecting it.

Look at this picture to get an idea of how massive these sunspots are.  Yes, they are much cooler areas of the sun ‘translated’ they are millions of square miles of ‘dead spots’ not putting out energy or heat.

Why so many alarmists?

There is money to be made by controlling the sheep.  People are not in the know or care about such things as sunspots.  They care about making the rent, buying shoes for the kids, and having enough money to buy beer for the football game.  Oversimplified I realize but folks, when the Romans were feeding Christians to the lions, that was the distraction they needed to take control of everything!

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These executions were usually held around lunchtime so good Romans could have some light lunchtime entertainment while having lunch. Can you imagine how compliant society would be if there was a chance that they could be lion food for daring to speak out against their government?

Yes, that sounds cynical, but this recent media ploy using that sixteen-year-old girl to push a fake narrative is yet but another stunt of the elite.  She managed to get the attention of the world by sailing from her country to ours.  Wow, she must be a climate expert!  Her parents were stupid enough to allow their daughter to do a dangerous stunt for publicity!

I don’t care how good of a sailor my child was, I would never allow her to do what they did.  I digress. She is easy to manipulate.  Even the fabricated death stare toward Trump was rehearsed!  Sorry, I don’t buy the legitimacy of the story. It was a media stunt to nudge the masses.  Did it work?  Did you sell your SUV and buy an $80K Tesla? It still takes fossil fuels to charge that thing and…those batteries when they need to be replaced will need to be disposed of somewhere…but where?

I think one of the important stories that went unreported was the Freon debacle.

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Thirty pounds of freon 22 at over $300 a pound. The last bottle I purchased was $2 a pound.  This is another boondoggle that needs to be re-thought. 

The facts are that most kids go through school looking for the path of least resistance.  How can I cheat my way through the system?  I just need that piece of paper so I can get my corner office and begin to make the big bucks.  I know this as fact, as I have interviewed too many of them.  Talk about privilege.

Read my novel Diamond Joe to see how I feel about that.

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I recently re-wrote this story as I have learned much since I started my craft of writing.

Instead of using it as the opportunity to become educated, they used it to get a leg up on those of you who could not afford it.  They just had the silver spoon, and you didn’t.  As a hiring manager, I always hired those with good work ethics over the most educated.

The Freon debacle was a ploy by the chemical companies to make more profit.

The CFC’s and all those ozone-depleting things that they came up with are in fact too heavy to make it up to the ozone layer to do the damage they claim it is doing.  However, how many of you bothered to research it, or knew that was even a thing?

Freon, which used to be about a dollar a pound and very efficient, now is selling for over $300 a pound.

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Did you buy that this is safe radiation? Did your college degree come from Cracker Jacks?

The replacement gas, which is like the ‘safe radiation’ at the airport, (another lie) works at much higher pressures.  This means there will be breakdowns that are more frequent and more costly repairs.  Since these gasses work at much higher pressures that means that the compressor must work harder…Does that mean it takes more juice to make the compressor go? No, our government would never do that to us…Pfffft!

Now canned air is $8 a can because of the chemicals in the can.  Wait, the ozone-destroying chemicals are still in the can, and we can still buy them, they just went from $1 to $8?  Yep!

They are planning to use all that extra money to create a massive bubble over the South Pole to protect the ozone….yeah right.  The chemical companies became more prosperous, you got poorer, and the politicians got more money to use for their campaigns and expensive vacations under the guise of being ambassadors to France or Bora Bora.

I want to know where in the hell is the consumer protection agency?  Were they bought and paid for too?

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Wait TW, you have not explained how we have this hole in the ozone over the South Pole.  Are you sure, you know what you are talking about?

Hmm, you got me…no…you didn’t… What do we know about ozone?  We know that it is heavier than air.  Why do you suppose the hole is over the pole and not say, over India or China, which, happen to be the largest polluters on the planet Earth?

Doesn’t it make sense to you that these holes in the atmosphere would be over the areas of the pollutants?

Below you will see a picture of the north pole of Jupiter.  To my knowledge, there has never been a can of hairspray or a bottle of Freon 22 on the planet.  If you look at the picture, you will see a hexagonal hole.  Theories abound why hexagonal but, my point is the heavier gasses move away from the pole because of centrifugal force.

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Don’t know why it is hexagonal but you can clearly see that heavier gasses are pushed away from the center.

Now, if we look at our own poles and we talk about ozone holes. Ozone is heavier than the other gasses, and yes, we have a planetary rotation so, what do you think could be the possible reason for the hole.  Do you really believe it is hairspray and Freon?

Below you will see a chart of the stock valuation of A chemical company.  When they announced that F 22 would be banned in the US in 2020, take a look at their stock price.

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If you notice around 2010 when they made this decision look at their stock price.

In just a few short months, that F 22 system that you might still have, will be costly to maintain if you have a slow leak.

I fully expect along with these laws making it illegal to import the Freon, that it will become unlawful to sell said Freon if you just happen to have bought some.  When the elite can no longer line their pockets, they will stop the little person from doing it…trust me.

Here is the five million dollar question, will all countries make F22 illegal or just make it illegal for countries who can afford to pay extra for crap that is not as efficient as 12 or 22???

What can you do?

The first thing is to know when you are being manipulated.  If your emotions are tweaked someone is pulling on your puppet strings.  They are the masters at getting useful idiots to do their bidding.  Some ass wipe becomes emotionally triggered and goes and kills some people.  ‘Never let a good crises go to waste…” A disarmed society is a compliant society.  Don’t fall for it.

Secondly, you will need a library card, as the internet is not a good source of information.  Those that control social media are bought and paid for by the elites if they are not themselves the elites.

Thirdly become active in your local government.  Don’t let the bastards win.

Don’t take my word on what I am saying, go check it out yourself.  Critical thinking skills around the world are lost, and I don’t know why.  Could video games, and other distractions from screens make us complacent and rather stupid? Is there so much noise from the media that we have just tuned out?

The Bush-era ban on incandescent bulbs was just recently overturned.  How many of you rushed out and purchased those curly fluorescent bulbs at $12 apiece?  You know the ones with mercury in them.  Did you realize that the money you spent on those bulbs would not offset the cost of running a lamp that cost two bits?  Did you know that some of those bulbs set houses on fire?  Yea..probably not.

Question everything.  The media in this country or any country it seems is not your friend. Journalism is dead.  The free press is supposed to inform you the people of things like this. The free press is supposed to be objective and report the facts, not make them up.

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Stalin who killed millions of his own people is quoted as saying that the written word is one of the most useful weapons there are.  Had there been a 24-hour news cycle or I am sure he would have said cable news.

Lastly, follow the money.  Much like Hansel and Greta’s breadcrumbs, follow the money.

My novel Presidential Assassins in a great read full of conspiracy theories.   One must wonder how many of them are fact vs theory.  Alex Jones would be proud. LOL

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This novel is turning out very popular. Thanks to all of you who have read it.

 

Your freedoms and religious liberties are one election away.  Keep that in mind as you are emotionally triggered by innuendo and falshoods.

Critical thinking needs to be taught.  I don’t know how we turn this ship around if we don’t start thinking.

Hope you enjoyed the blog and I look forward to writing about something else of value soon enough.  Maybe I will just give you a good recipe for chicken soup.   Much Love -TW