SEEING THINGS WITH MY GOOD EYE 



WELCOME TO 2018 - WHO ME ?

Welcome to my world.  I have celebrated, my 75th birthday March 14, 2018.  I never thought I would last this long. I reached the Golden years.   It’s not what it’s cracked up to be.   My definition of the Golden Years:  Thats when all your gold goes to the doctors. 

I write in my own patois which is a mixture of the sometimes obnoxious run-on-sentences of Brooklyn Street language, mixed with a couple of years at a city college.   

Supporting my education I worked as a line chef,  and worked weekends as a Wedding photographer.  But, I can cook, and I have a food blog and can take pictures.   http://www.aljacobskitchen.com  for food  and www.aljacobs.com for photography.

And adding to my education, I got an “A “ in obscene verbiage and gestures from the military,  I broadened my repertoire, it only took a few side trips overseas courtesy of the .MIL.GOV to some strange places like the DEW line, and jungles in the world fighting enemies, the cold and hot wars to learn Intel Militarese like “FUBAR and Dipshit”.  To this day I still support my brothers in arms.


BELOW ARE THE MAJOR TOPICS I WRITE ABOUT


NEW - THE FAKE NEWS DEPT Disclaimer - THE TRUMP CHAMBER OF BULLSHIT

Disclaimer:  WELCOME TO FAKE NEWS!   These are articles and excerpts of interest by a variety of great journalists, and much lesser talented ones like myself are about topics I care about with an abundance of occasional personal comment thrown in, to add some humor, insight, disagreement, predictions and I make no claims to be the author of these articles, but I will defend their thoughts and mine with my being and insight.  I am a conglomerate collector of stories and put them together on subjects and topics I am interested in.

I am privileged to know some great writers, cartoonist and creative commenters,  and to bring their insight and thoughts to you.  Of course TRUMP symbiotic with Trotsky - Leninite dogma, all information is FAKE NEWS and invented by the FAKER and presented by the press.  I told a colleague of mine, TRUMPS bullshit is so absurd we just don’t know anyone in the press corp with enough chutzpah to create that kind of crap. 

True, there are only the nit-twits, those words of Donald Trump thats creates FAKE NEWS since as we have found out by default, he is a FAKE PRESIDENT.   


NEW - BREAKING NEWS  - “THE SECRET WAR”  

It was called the Secret War, the war fought in LAO against the Pathet LAO and Viet Cong, North Vietnamese Cadre, Khmer Rouge, The North Vietnamese Regulars, supported and supplied by China and Russian arms.   And the news that came forth, the tribulations that followed, military failure, corruption, drugs,  a President who lied,  and three following Presidents who told the same lie.   Generals who were generally incompetent and the ultimate abandonment and collapse of the CIA operation leaving the Hmong mountain fighters out in the cold.  

This is the first war the CIA participated in on a scale leading to other involvements in many missions throughout the world.  It is a war I knew too well.   And today we are right back into it.   Ken Burns Documentary and the Movie the POST are finally showing the true legacy of the presidency.  And one day we will be ashamed of what we didn’t learn from the past.   What we did learn is lying is not new to the TRUMP presidency, thou one could say he is the winner with 2000 lies in less that two years.

Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon all lied through their teeth and on tape about the war in Southeast Asia. The excuse was part of it was never exposed because of the CIA involvement. 



NEW - SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY - “ RED TAPE, THE DOD and INDIFFERENCE” 

The Special Forces of the United States, namely the Army Rangers, the SEALS, Marine Recon, Air Force COMMANDOS and Coast Guard Rescue Units and other specialized units hadn’t received any recognition for the work, honor and sacrifice required of their organization purposes and of course the reason, secrecy was number one.   But as news of their exploits came to the surface, it was time to recognize the sacrifices these men and women deserved. 

Thus the Memorial Foundation was formed by Richard Leandri originally called the Chairborne Rangers. Five projects later and thirty something years, we have completed the latest mission.  It was a three year project that took seventeen years to finish due to the lack of efficiency of the DOD.   

This is the story of the Centcom Memorial, and the INVERNESS Military Service Memorial and those who tried to do the right thing.  And those who did the wrong thing.  Three of us, have been there from day one, almost seventeen years,  just amazes me, I’m not usually that patient. 


NEW - GUNS and MORONS
CONGRESS - NO ACTION
But you better have a sense of humor, as our politicians do.  The problem is they think everything is a joke as long as it does not affect them personally.  Nothing done about gun control mentioned, till one of their own got shot at baseball practice but the check for the NRA which comes with millions in front insures that not only will the chicken in every pot be relinquished, it will be replaced by your own AR-15 colt sporter so you can shoot your own chicken and a few people you might not like.

I believe in the first amendment, freedom of speech but not the freedom to lie.  It is however not licensed to threaten, harm, defame, insult, irritate, annoy, or impede others.  It is also the importance of Freedom of Religion and the Separation of Church and State. The NRA believes otherwise based on their mis-truths to raise money.

I believe in the second amendment with proper controls and licensing and when the NRA goes back to being of the hunting, gamesman, competitive shooter people and not a political organization, paralleling Congress with lies and bribes, I will again support them.  

But our government is in serious trouble, not just in Tampa nor Charlottesville, it’s the whole TRUMP scenarios team and it affects the entire country, and the world.  Flavored with Nazis and Leninists in the White House, Trump has shown what a bigot he really is, and surrounded by many in his incompetent cabinet of rich uncaring self centered losers who will generate nothing good for the middle and lower classes except more guns, lies and more bankruptcies...


NEW - FAKES, FAKIRS AND FAKERS  - THE MODERN RELIGIOUS MONEY CHANGERS
And the so-called FAKE NEWS  is nothing compared to the fake religionists.   (The art of Religion - the Fakirs)   I write about those in TV Religion, people in the spotlight, those charlatans of GOD’s word.   Those who ask for tithe and buy a new jet or Rolls Royce like the scumbag who collected all the money to feed folks in Haiti and bought a new plane. Now that just got my gaul, that phony bastard in Texas.

And the rich twisted lives some of them, thinking they are above the law, as they bring forth a bevy of bullshit.  They are of a cult called Prosperity Preachers,  and their elaborate schemes for fund-raising.  When Oral Roberts told his flock “ The Lord will take me”  if you do not donate to my organization ( slick word for scam). I was hoping no one sent a frickin dime.

I was praying he got a whole bunch of bad checks.  His son was no better, got bounced out of the ORU,  and also a con. In all, we traced almost 26 of these money changers.  They take your money and you get no change.


NEW - ANIMALS AND OTHER NICE THINGS  -  SEE NATURE STORIES
I am one who appreciates nature and the beautiful things our creator offers us.  I am an animal lover and rescuer.  In my work researching some background information for some ethnic stories I found the commonality of religious belief founded in the various tribes located throughout the world.  

From Micronesia, the Far East, Laos and Cambodia, China and India to Alaska to the American Indian, a belief in the soul of animals and objects shares amongst them in some cases in lieu of organize religion. It is its own religion.

The oldest religion in the world has a name.  Animism from Latin anima, “breath, spirit, life”  is the religious belief that various objects, places and creatures with whom humans engage possess idiosyncratic spiritual qualities.   Animism is the oldest known type of belief system in the world. 

Animism encompasses the beliefs that there is no separation between the spiritual and physical material world, and that souls or spirits exist, not only in humans, but also in some other animals, plants, rocks, geographic features such as mountains or rivers, or other entities of the natural environment, including thunder, wind, and shadows.   Animism thus rejects Cartesian dualism. 

What can we learn from this... its simple,  we have to respect, and protect the other creatures we exist with on this planet.  They are as much a part of us as we are.  Without the other creatures we might not exist.  We are the top of the food chain and you can’t be the top without the supporting elements.

Besides there are some stories about Chimps and Tigers, Florida’s deadly environment, and Animal rescue.


REAL ! TRUTH SITES  - SNOPES, POLITIFACT, WIKIPEDIA

I rely heavily on some websites that uncover the distortions and lies, half-truths semi-truths, partial truths,  and creative writing by those lightly equipped underachievers with white powdered brains and sensitivities.  Yes, I repeat a few lines from articles and information after I have sourced them out. Truth is truth.  And I’m making  a point probably shared by others.   

Adding to this collection are the quotes and sometimes “ sick" thoughts of brain-farters, aka "entertainers", false assumptions, and conspiracists, those who come up with things lending comfort to other mentally deprived thinkers, truth or not.  I call them gas hacks, always throwing fuel on the fire.  

Those requiring a checkout, my three favorites check out sites are Snopes.com, PolitiFact’s and for General Information, I reference WIKIPEDIA, the online encyclopedia cross checked with multiple sources.  after compiling from those three, I start my own searching. Then I compile. 

ERRATA
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"Digger” INDICATES UNDER CONSTRUCTION   

NO SMOKE NO BULLSH*T - You are about to get truth.

         
Skull - Thoughts Deader than Casey’s Balls

           
Toilet Stance - Your idea makes me Ill

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