SEEING THINGS WITH MY GOOD EYE 


WELCOME TO 2018

Welcome to my world.  I am celebrating, my 75th birthday March 14, 2018.  I never thought I would last this long. Thats good, age and worn out muscles and brains aren’t.  It’s 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 (being born and raised in NY)  and moving along I picked up some “Jerk Chicken” lingo from working a couple years in Montego Bay, Jamaica learning about hot peppers, driving on the wrong side of the road, and meeting some incredible warm and loving people.

And finishing my education by, adding subjective elocution lessons, and obscene gestures from the military,  I broadened my repertoire of lingual expressions.  It only took a few side trips overseas courtesy of the .MIL.GOV to some strange places in the world fighting enemies, the cold and hot wars.   

I needed a break for the balance of my life preferring equatorial climates.  When you see forty below zero, when you experience 95 degrees, 80% humidity and bugs the size of birds, you would do the same.  Florida and the Caribbean beckoned, seemed like a compromise.

The last chapter, moving to the South, sent me to Miami, and then Tampa Bay, Florida.  Living on both coasts was a slight cultural change for me, assimilation was not that difficult but challenging.  

Miami was a mecca for me as it was similar to how I was raised, like NY south.  Eight O’Clock coffee, Bagels and cream cheese, some Nova Scotia Lox, scrambled eggs and I was happy.  The West coast of Florida was different.  Grits , home fries and over easy with ham or bacon, cooking in lots of fat and some horrible coffee.  It was and still is a Triglyceride paradise. Thats why one of my other websites is my  foodie website, I picked up some culinary skills to support my education.  http://www.aljacobskitchen.com


NEW BREAKING BUT OLD 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,  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.



THE JACOBS LADDER IS A 
NO BULLSHIT/NO SMOKE ZONE
I try not to offend, but to write fairly about  people, you get both the good with the bad.  Some are really good, some really bad.  It includes topics on politics, race, religion, and a few references toward sex, which usually seem to be combined with the other topics.  

(The Truth in Politics is my exit for feelings pent up I have for the direction the country is taking and I don’t like it.)

I may see things differently than you, and this site is all about viewpoint, my viewpoint, I hold nothing back and owe no one.  I welcome discussion, I am involved every day in think tanks with intelligent people who seek solutions.  I am a researcher, I dig till I find.  (READ The Secret War which I am too closely familiar with tells a story many knew little about)

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 effect them personally.  Nothing done about gun control 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. (Read Guns, Moroses and Morons)

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.

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.   And the so-called FAKE NEWS (a Trump distraction so when bad news about him comes out, no one should believe it)  is nothing compared to the fake religionists.  (The art of Religion - the Fakirs)

I write about those in Politics and Religion, people in the spotlight, and the twisted lives some of them, thinking they are above the law, they bring forth.  I avoid having to write about the sex part so common in conversation around the break room, or the sensational escapades of the Hollywood crowd.  Most of it is staged or created for publicity.  I might mention, their own cause, is to titilate the reader,  but sometimes it backfires to expose the deviate quality of some of those in respected office and celebrity status.  When it does I am there.  I also write about the good people those who make a day brighter somewhere.

I don’t argue with idiotic slogans, immoral rhetoric, not the BS taught on Fox Media by former druggie, 1/2 term college dropouts, like Karl Rove, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and others who never made it through first years of college but earned a degree in trash radio.  And I am not a fan of FOX “Faux” News as the media it represents is contrived. And I never liked Roger Ailes who turns out to be a creep of low moral standards.  He’s got a lot of explaining to do where he is now.  Mr. Mephistopheles welcomed him as a fellow of low moral character,  I fear there is no air conditioning in Hotel Hell.

I like to draw comparisons. I once explained Washington as a Poker Tournament.  Lots of bluffs, eye contact, playing with someone else's money and losers.  Thats till you get to the final table, the cards are on the line and then you show your real hand.  Yup, in Washington, in the sleeve, thats where the two aces were hidden. There are six in a deck, aren’t there?

I also love animals and write and photograph items about our friends, see Nature stories

My unique logo represents No Bullsh*t/No Smoke “ Emblification". Go chase that word in your Funk and Wagnalls.  So lets get a few things out of the way because it may take a while to get used to my sense of humor.  I have no problem with communication, I speak in a very “Sardastic", language.  If you grew up in Brooklyn, you are both sarcastic and slightly sadistic. It’s a new word, “sardastic".  See the Jacobs Dictionary.


THE ANGEL OF DEATH IS ALIVE
HATRED -  מאַלעכ-אַמאָוועס 

The Jewish name for the angel of death is  Malekh-amo-ves  (malakh ha-mavet)  from the old testament.  The angel sent by God to bring about death is known as malakh ha-mavet in Hebrew. There are no references in the Bible to a specific angel of death but the concept is found frequently in rabbinic literature and in Jewish folklore. 

In the latter, for instance, the practice of pouring out all the water in pots and so forth when a death occurs is said to be based on the belief of that the Angel of Death dips his sword in the water and poisons it. Maimonides demythologizes the concept, understanding it as the life-denying, evil force that lurks in the human psyche. 

Maimonides quotes with much approval the Talmudic saying that Satan, the evil inclination, and the Angel of Death are one and the same. In Yiddish slang a man with destructive tendencies or one who is always running down others is called an Angel of Death.  

And with the horrific images and stories of the killings in Orlando, Charlottesville, Las Vegas, the fallen Angel is doing his thing. With those atrocities fresh in our minds, it is  time we solved our problems not prayed over them.  

This is more than just the second amendment, magazines, semi-autos, and bump-stocks this is more than radicalism, of a government mindset corrupted by the NRA, bought sold and paid for.  

People in positions of leadership, add the Presidents involvement in something he never should have opened his mouth about, the insane right winger Steve Bannon and FOX Faux news, and paranoia spewers who are so far right, they are not allowed in left-turn lanes. They are the sellers of hatred and with a demented man in charge,  sales are doing well business is picking up unfortunately.  The death angel is very happy.


HATRED AND FRUSTRATION ARE BOILING OVER
POLITICIANS BOWING UNDER BRIBES (CONTRIBUTIONS)
Our politicians are apparently powerless because bribes power the weak Congress and money really runs the game.  They call it  the party line, we call it NRA bribes.  ( Many others through lobbyists)   Our do-nothing elected officials  are meaningless, they don’t, nor do they challenge the events with solutions... they tell us they will pray and we should pray.   

You see prayer costs nothing, a few flowers is inexpensive and a sign of respect but changes nothing. In economics prayer is still cheaper than flowers.  It’s the common folk, friends and human beings with a heart that bring the flowers, the teddy bears, stuffed animals, homemade crafts,  and notes of love.

Orlando,  Paris, Nice, Turkey and Belgium, and the people did what people do when it comes to tragedy.  Prayer, for the dead, prayer for the wounded survivors and prayer for healing of those living, we pray looking for the good side, hoping the angel will come down or astride a white horse and make things better.  It won’t happen.  

TRUTH ABOUT PRAYER, 
Prayer is a tool to make people feel better for themselves.   Prayer by officials is a way of doing nothing but looking good in the moment.  Prayer, in reality it changes nothing.  Politicians love it, it’s the excuse they use when they are looking for an exit stage left.  What are the solutions...?

Does it mean don’t pray or think good thoughts?  No, prayer and good thoughts are for our salvation,  but rarely change things.  We have to make things better.  The real answer is taking action, doing something.  This kind of hatred won’t  stop because of prayer.  Being a volunteer, responder, working with authorities to make better neighborhoods, getting rid of snitch mentality, sharing love not hate, those things work and to be a giver when there is nothing one thinks physically will help. 

The real question is the catalyst, what really brings this on.  It is HATE,   and it exists all throughout the world.  We love but we also hate. Greed, jealousy, avarice, all contribute.   The coin has two sides.   It became front page, a hatred of Muslims, currently and nicely enhanced by a really sick bigoted individual who ran, cheated and won the highest office in the land on the GOP ticket, the Presidency, and it is embarrassing for this country to allow that bigot the press time to promote that hatred.  

Ask yourself, if you are one of the haters?  Are your actions and words creating violence.  If it bothers you the way others lead their lives by custom or fear, what have you done about it.   If it’s their customs and not harmful, learn about them.  If they live in fear, find a way to help.

Day after day I am affronted with statements or branding of people, their beliefs, and their physical or spiritual makeup, simply put, Its nothing but PREJUDICE  and HATRED being used to cement some really stupid brain cells provided by today’s TV twenty-four seven media repeating the lies, corruption, cheating and scamming, basically or categorically, of the spinning in todays politics.  

And I learned something, from ethnicies from all over the world.  Many are cautious about those who professes too strong a link to GOD, and should be watched.  Don’t think so, read my articles on the FAKIRS, those TV guys with GOD’s personal cellphone number and receive messages everyday from God.  i had suggested they take lie-detector tests but the companies were afraid to test them for fear of the machines bursting into flames. 

Think of it, sounds like Donald Trumps propaganda Twitter account.  If some manmade GODs offer redemption and those followers wear it out loud and proudly on their sleeve, watch out.   Godliness to me is judged by acts of the heart not words, words are cheap.  

The LAO people, farmers in southeast Asia would say... The tiger wears his stripes on the outside, man wears his on the inside and they said that 3000 years ago. read about the LAO people  CLICK


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. 

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