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Opinions are like bellybuttons; everybody has at least one, and these are my opinions, thoughts and comments.

Topics I intend to expound upon include all the obvious ones such as global warming, global politics (related?), religion, racial diversity, failed governance and technological advances. The lunatic fringe will be amply represented by life after death, religion (what, again?), space aliens and why they are not coming, the ridiculously short human life span and why humanity is not a viable species.

Throughout these comments my viewpoint, perspective, spin, whatever, may shift from pole to pole and whilst thinking of this a little poem dropped awash in angst from my fevered brow:


Note: Yes, I know I mis-spelled Communist and I was going to fix it but my artistic muse demanded it be left alone. Can't fight the muse, man.



Talking Heads 01, An Intro

In over seventy years I've seen a lot of stuff, some of it cool, some of it horrible and some of it just plain damn foolish. The opinions formed in my journey have been fluid, changing with whatever demographic I happened to be in. The child thinks different from the young man, who thinks different from his middle-aged successor who thinks less clearly than the old man, whose opinions tend to be, by default, the most thought out.

In this, my Talking Heads series, I'll endeavor to share an old man's outlook on the human condition in all it's glory and idiocy. Note that the operative word is share, and not convince, as one of the most endearing human attributes is to form wildly varying opinions from identical variables.

It's just the way we are.



USA Gov: Radical Thoughts

I don't care what the media or the rest of the world says, USA is my home, and in my considered opinion the best place on the planet for me to live. But there are problems, both already here and fast approaching, all of which will demand radical and way out of the box solutions.

These are some of mine, there are more roiling about somewhere in the vicinity of my brain, perhaps in time I'll let them out for all to see.

I am, after all, an idea guy, the tricky part is culling the ones that should never, ever, see the light of day.



Space Aliens: Why There're Not Coming

Star Trek, Star Wars, Flash Gordon, Serenity and even ET story lines all depend on a back story that Man and other sentients all have access to some sort of transport that whisks heros and villains alike easily and quickly across the unimaginable distances between the stars. There is no such transport, there will never be such transport, so all we and all the other droolers can do is stare across the vast empty light years and dream.



Things That Piss Me Off: Part One

We live in a society of laws, and although there are many laws and people who break them I try not to break any of the serious ones, like shooting people who piss me off. I don't do that tweet thing either but I do have a web site. My web site is firmly situated alongside one of the many roads less traveled, as in pretty well nobody comes here,so that allows me a certain cathartic venting, secure in the knowledge that even if a visitor arrives who disagrees with these commentaries there are no comment pages where one can vent back. So yeah, I'm pissed, and here's why.




American Empire: Gently Failing

The American Empire is approaching a crossroads, either in the near future or down the timeline in a generation or two, where we must begin making decisions that affect not only us but the rest of the planet's population. Autonomous AI will, in time, prove way more disruptive than the wheel, fire, electricity or anything else humanity has dreamed up and we, along with the rest of the world, must meet these challenges head on.

The problem is, as usual, human perversity in all it's glory. Everybody is out for themselves, nobody is thinking of the long term future of Humanity and so shall we perish, brought down in our furious quest for power, wealth and the prettiest toys on the block.



Governance: Fail!

Not the most polished presentation and there are things I left out as this thing was already at eight minutes. There will be a follow-up video at some time in the near future focusing on my radical ideas for the reformatting of these United States Of America. Stay tuned.



Pearl Harbor/9-11/????

We never saw Pearl Harbor nor 9/11 coming but come they did with horrific consequences for the American people. The media, especially the American media, are whipping the winds of anti-American hatred to a fever pitch so it's just a matter of time before the Next Big Thing.


Big Bang

The Big Bang Theory, Not The TV Show

This particular video was a left over, or maybe a survivor, from an earlier iteration of this web site. It's shot in a different format, and having seen this I may use it from time to time along with the other format. But this is my take on the Big Bang, and no, we're not talking about the TV show. I have no evidence, nothing but logical thought, but then that's about all the other theories have. Nobody I know was there so we don't have any cellphone footage to prove this thing one way or the other.



Corruption: When Does It Become Culture?

With the advent of super, multinational corporations and the consequent dehumanization of corporate policy the concept of "Honor" has evaporated like the morning mist in the hot morning sun. Now its "Maximum Profit No Matter The Cost" and that means neither honesty nor honor has a place in modern corporate dealings; it's simply not sufficiently profitable. So when do our corrupt business practises become encysted, rolled into the fabric of, our culture?



Things That Piss Me Off: Part Two

Either the world is going to hell in a handbasket or I'm just going terminal grumpy in my dotage but it just seems it's so much easier to get pissed off these days. Or it could just mean that the world, along with Humanity, is spiraling down with ever increasing speed to whatever unpleasant fate awaits. Whatever it is I hope it waits until I'm rendered down to my component ashes before getting all ugly.



Mayo: The Little Scam

I should never consume mayonnaise as I've got high blood pressure, I'm obese and my VA doctor advises against it but there you go: I'm seventy-plus and all my bad habits, things like mayo, eating all the wrong things, little or no exercise and a determined sedentary life style have brought me to this point where I'm still, more or less, kicking. I'll die fat, and yes, I consider the possibility that my fat may be a causative factor in my death but we are all born doomed to die, living kills and yes, something has to kill me so I'd rather it be something I like.



Yeah, What The Sign Says

As of the creation of this video the nation is embroiled in the attempt to impeach President Trump. At this point in time I've no idea how all that's going to turn out, my only thought is just how much is all this brougha costing the American people and are we getting our money's worth? After all, the election is next year and we can sort out whether he stays or goes through the time honored process of voting the rascals out. Or in, or whatever.

But the very viciousness of the battle between the Never Trumpers and Trump Supporters is indicative of the problems facing our civilization, our culture, our country. There is no respect or understanding of other opinions, those who disagree are demonized, painted as sub-human and deserving of violent ends and the favor is returned by those who hold opposing views.

I offer no solutions, miracle cures, no panacea for all our ills. My attempt is but to shed light on the issues in the hope that somehow we, as a nation, can come together not to rule the world but to lead the world by example into a new era where every child born has the opportunity to achieve the full potential available to them.