Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

How to stop mass shootings

Stop advertising death as a means of entertainment  guns kill people  people kill people  the idea to kill comes from other places   we pay to watch

Photo  Jonathan Drake/Reuters

I have watched some gritty shows from the mentioned web site.  While this may be entertaining to some, it may be a source of stimulus for others.  It's hard to distinguish how it will be received.  I also remember the fifties when none of what we see today was possible or even socially acceptable.  Like the Roman populace of historical past we demand more and more blood for our enjoyment.  Well, we are getting it.  Real people kill real people in mass and these violent acts are advertised for further profit and perusal.  Only you can stop it. 

Your lead my follow

My war is never ending

The suggestion that the war is winding down after seven years of mayhem gained common currency in 2017. Evidence on the ground suggests the opposite holds true. According to despairing UN statements last week, the scale of suffering across the country has reached unprecedented levels, with access to aid blocked in three population centers and more than 13 million people displaced and in need. More than 500,000 people have died since 2011. But the killing continues unabated.

Source   Simon Tisdall  Sat 10 Feb 2018 22.00 GMT

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Black sheep black sheep

Looking on politics dark side   admonishing the past to insure a future   Is this useful   ethical   of good consequence  fair play   hardly


Monday, February 12, 2018

game builders

SHANGHAI, CHINA- Virtuos has helped to program many of the industry’s biggest games, including Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, NBA 2K18, Middle-earth: The Shadow of War, and Forza Motorsport 7.

Source Photo: Yuyang Liu for The Outline  site

Friday, February 09, 2018

How to get into politics

Myfather, my hero, Jack McAuliffe was the treasurer of the OnondagaCounty (N.Y.) Democratic Party. By the time I was 8, I was his topdeputy and lived, breathed politics twenty four hours a day, sevendays a week. At 23, I took a leave from Georgetown Law to bePresident Carter’s national finance director for his 1980 campaign.Despite the President’s plea not to do it, I wrestled an 8-footalligator in Florida for a $15,000 campaign donation. The rest ishistory....”

Blogger - What my father did, was to keep me out of organized crime.  He told a friend at an establishment very much like the "Soprano's" Bada Bing that I was never going to learn the business.  I didn't.  None of my siblings had that innate criminal instinct for it either, except my sister, who diligently supported billable hours for big industry~ 



Thursday, February 08, 2018

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The T word

Source   Rick Wilson   02.06.18 4:56 AM ET


is a reflection of a parent or parents  

Monday, February 05, 2018

What's in your wallet

The complexities of supplying a country's military industrial complex is ironically complex.  It is fraught with any number of economic consequences.  Occasionally something good come out of research and manufacturing of war machines - the economy


What distinguishes the “power elite” that constitutes the military-industrial complex from other powerful groups in American society who also seek advancement of their own interests, is that this is not a ruling class based solely on the ownership of property (Mills 1956, cited in Moskos 1974: 499-500). Rather, it is a coalition of civilian agencies that formally shape military policy (such as the Senate and the CIA), military institutions, private firms, research institutions and think tanks – all centered on and linked to the Pentagon (Hossein-zadeh 2006: 13). As a result of power arising from the occupancy in top bureaucratic positions as well as from capital ownership, the interests of the ruling elite go beyond the mere accumulation of wealth and include desires to maintain themselves in power and to press for specific forms of public policy.

Remember thinthread?


Friday, February 02, 2018

This is your brain

The little spaces are potential memory locations.  The big spaces are partitions that separate one category of function from another (important).  Using art to model a complex concept is often all the right person needs to complete the puzzle.

Example of what may be found in one of those little square spaces.

Definition is the easiest way to vaporize an intended outcome  So what the hell  This site is theoretical and leans heavily on irony  There now you have it all 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Красная площадь

Red Square is a city square in Moscow, Russia. The square separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod. Red Square is often considered the central square of Moscow and all of Russia, because Moscow's major streets—which connect to Russia's major highways—originate from the square.

Critics Should Respond

Source  New York Times    David Leonhardt  Op-Ed Columnist

Monday, January 29, 2018

Beauty is in the eyes

of the beholder 

What light that sparks memory
Is forever in thine eyes of mine
Whether invited or denied remains
Until the end of time

Source   me

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018


Source:   Lachlan Markay Sam Stein 01.25.18 5:09 AM ET
 Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


An egret with a secrete stalked for prey this way
And majestically allowed reeds to part and sway
Only hunger is the aim  forgiving none while seeking game
Disappearing  diving low - what is captured no one knows

Monday, January 22, 2018


Light a candle
Let it burn
The wick is strong
The wax is weak

They glow together
Brighten nights
Until the dawn
God's awesome lights


Persistent  The photo taken into a glass store front 
Most elderly persons do not wish their picture taken
No disrespect intended  She had an interesting story
A relaxed visual focus gives light to a different background