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Hometown: I live in Florida
Home country: I grew up in Indana
Current location: I currently live in Florida
Member since: Thu Jun 26, 2014, 12:20 PM
Number of posts: 595

About Me

I'm in my 50's. I served 6 years in the Air Force. I've worked in the following fields: Military; Civilian Meteorologist; Dial-Up Internet Service Provider; Equipment Rental; Information Services; Currently working as an electrician. Married for just over 30 years. Was a registered Republican for the first election I was involved in and voted for Reagan. I changed my affiliation afterward and have voted Democrat ever since. I am a Bernie Sanders supporter. Any person that promotes a platform that supports the greatest portion of the American people is a person that I can support. Why would anyone have a problem with that?

Journal Archives

America, a "3rd world nation"?

I spoke with a Brazilian man this morning who stated that in his travels across the US building Dollar General stores, he has encountered areas in our country that resemble the devastating poverty that he grew up understanding from his country. He's now a citizen of the US and fears that we are fast becoming a nation of haves and have nots. Much like where he grew up.

He also spoke to me about the dancing women in Rio during Carnival. He wanted me to know that the dancing women dressed in, well, not much clothing, are actually professional dancers (not strippers) who are hired to dance during Carnival.

He also mentioned, when I told him how much I would like to go to Rio some day, that he's never been to Rio De Janero. He told me that he was a southern Brazilian, and laughed as he's now a southern American.

Star Trek Discovery - Paramount+ Anyone?

Wow.

If you're a Star Trek fan, the 9.95 a month is worth it for this series alone. At least until I've binge watched all of them. I see that there is a Star Trek Picard series as well. Has anyone watched that one?

I've finished season 1 of Discovery and am watching the 1st episode of season 2 now. I'm so impressed. It's as impressive as any big budget science fiction movie I've ever seen. It brings in information from ST Enterprise, as well as early original series.

Mass Hysteria?

I just finished watching a documentary on Amazon called "American Experience: War of the Worlds".

Of course I knew the story about the radio broadcast that Orson Wells did in the 30's and the hysteria that it caused, but this documentary really brings to light the power that the media has over people.

I believe that we are experiencing mass hysteria on a very large scale across the globe and the media is the culprit. They pander to their audience bringing them exactly what they need to get a fix. Fear, hatred, bigotry, etc... It's coming in the form of cable "news", AM hate radio talk shows, church sermons, and social media.

There are several points made about the audience who listened to the radio broadcast in this documentary. It's really worth a look if you have about an hour.

24 hours after my 2nd Moderna shot...

I definitely feel achy and fatigued. My arm hurts to the point that I don't want to lift it too far, or pick up anything too heavy. I've coughed a few times and feel something going on with my lungs/chest. Not sure what that is.

My eyes are still blue though. I haven't yet started growing a 2nd set of arms. I do worry about the MS spy drones though. The good news is that it's storming outside and conditions aren't favorable for flying spy drones.

8:10AM this morning I'll be getting my first dose of the Moderna vaccine.

I heard on the news that Florida was allowing those with high risk conditions to get the shot. The conditions include high blood pressure, being overweight, and cigarette smoking. I don't smoke, but do chew tobacco - not sure if that counts. I'm certain that I'm about 20 lbs overweight. The thing that did it for me though was that I have high blood pressure. The good news is that the company that is administering the vaccine where I'm going is the company that runs the medical office where I see my doctor. My records were available to the person that I spoke with on the phone.

I'm 56 and am getting the vaccine today. My wife is 55 and she works in the medical industry so she got her 2nd Moderna shot about a month ago. Our house will be fully vaccinated in 28 days.

I live in an area where easily 70 percent of the people don't wear masks. Ever. Where the greatest percentage of people believe that the virus is a hoax. This is a banner day for me to say the least. I think I'm going to get a t-shirt that says something snarky about being vaccinated and pointing out the stupidity of people who refuse to wear masks... something leading to the phrase "So Suck It".

"Nothing emboldens terrorists more than a legal system that ignores their existence"

A quote from the Netflix docuseries Amend, S1E3

Watching the proceedings this evening. I'm wondering why the words

Are you freaking kidding me????

haven't been uttered.

Court TV can... Please be advised that my next 3 words might offend...

Suck my johnson.

Gaetz says he would resign from Congress to represent Trump in impeachment trial

Source: WEAR-TV Channel 3 ABC Affiliate

Rep. Matt Gaetz said during an appearance on Steve Bannon's podcast Wednesday that, if asked, he would step down from Congress to defend former President Donald Trump in his upcoming impeachment trial.

Appearing on "War Room: Pandemic," the Northwest Florida congressman said, "If the [former] president called me and wanted me to go defend him on the floor of the Senate, that would be the top priority in my life."

Read more: https://weartv.com/news/local/gaetz-says-he-would-resign-from-congress-to-represent-trump-in-impeachment-trial



I really wish he would.
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