Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ACTUAL Global Responsibility

Recently, I went to a small seminar on the "Runaway Income Inequality" that has been rampant in the United States for so long, that was sponsored by the CWA. (The Communications Workers of America union represents 700,000 workers in private and public sector employment in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.) 
These are some other considerations that I want you to look at, in conjunction with that, thanks.
I have a concept for you to consider. This is real and not a hypothetical situation.
Think about this. We have an opioid problem in the United States.
Opium poppies are a thriving business in the country of Afghanistan. When we invaded, we decided to continue to let them grow them, as growing other crops (cotton or wheat) would interfere (compete) with United States interests,
The only idea congress (The same people who deny science and facts, in most cases.) had for controlling the problem is to make the people who do the drugs responsibly (like the doctor prescribed) suffer for everyone who takes them illegally. Changing their dosage amounts, prescription count (number of pills per prescription), and limiting how they can buy them legally from the pharmacy.
Mass punishment doesn't work because the main people who overdosed were taking them illegally, to begin with. I had an old friend who is no longer with us, whose case I will use without using his name.
Example: Someone who is depressed buys a semi illegal shoebox full of Oxycontin (causing great guilt and more depression) over the internet (If they are sued, the company in the islands can use the excuse that what they did was legal where they live.) and one day decides that it isn't enough and since his life sucks, he needs more and more, and eventually he falls asleep for good. His breathing gets too shallow, chest muscles won't let him inhale enough, heart muscles stop pumping, and he is found dead from (the official cause of death in the paper) heart failure.
I contend that "business considerations first" is an attitude that we, who in America, must stop worrying about, because, WE, since the 1980s, have been told that we are now living in a global economy.
(Remember all those speeches from George Bush and Dick Cheney about "living in a post 9/11 economy" that were excuses for prices going up while money and jobs kept going away?)
SO:
That is total bullshit in the United States
BECAUSE:
In order for that to work, everything must be equal all over the world. That will only happen with these considerations.
A) Prices will have to come down and become equal world wide, B) wages will have to go up to be commensurate with the cost of living, and C) certain people will no longer get to keep most of the money.
ACTUAL EQUALITY MEANS EVERYONE.
That, my friends, is part of global responsibility that the Dalai Llama speaks of.
That IS global, NOT exclusivist, elitist economics, as our government propaganda forces, including the pro-business, regressive news organisations, tell us. (We all know who they are.)
The rest of it entails two other major factors.
1) Peace around the world (no room for racism and xenophobia) and 2) (the last but most important, because without this, nothing else will matter) the global climate change initiative must be joined and adhered to. Being at peace without poverty will mean we also have to have some considerations like clean water to drink and fresh clean air to breathe. We can't eat or breathe some rich guy's money in the end. Neither can he.
Thanks, and have a nice day.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

HOW TO Convert YouTube Music to MP3 Files To Save On Your Computer

Hi Folks,
I decided to do a How To instructional page on converting YouTube music to MP3 files. Knowing how to do that allows you to have access to free music that you otherwise would have to buy on a CD. All you need is internet access and your computer. I use a Windows 10 desktop.
I would suggest that, if you want to save the files for being mobile, that you use an MP3 player with a USB connection or a USB drive. You can insert headphones into an MP3 player to listen or plug the USB drive into a computer or laptop to listen using music software like Windows Media Player. 
BUT you can save them to a file on your computer, if you prefer. MP3s are perfect since they are small files, memory wise, so one can save hundreds, maybe thousands, on an 8GB USB drive.

Let's get started. 
First you have to do the hard part. Go to YouTube.com and select which song you want to convert and save first. Scroll down the page until you see the SHARE 'bent arrow' icon 
Share Icon
Now, click on the word Share.

Next, right click on the highlighted URL in the Share window. Select "copy". 

Note: there are several YouTube to MP3 converters out there for free, but I suggest you use what I consider the safest and easiest, entitled "LISTENTOYOUTUBE.COM" at http://www.listentoyoutube.com/ ,  

(I am not campaigning for them but I will suggest that once in a while you donate to their site to keep them in business and free. Several sites are no longer free because NO ONE was giving them money to stay in business anymore.)

Next, in the search window that says, Paste The YouTube URL Here, click paste. 
Hit the blue button that says GO and when the page changes, it will say, 

"Conversion complete. Your file is being prepared for download..." and will have the link say, "CLICK HERE to get your Download Link" and so, do that. 

Now, when the "Save As" page comes up, decide which file, thumb drive, or disk to save the music file to. Go ahead and collect yourself a library, using this method over and over. You might want to print out these instructions so you can do it whenever you want. 

Congratulations! You are now an MP3 geek/professional. You can save music for friends and family and anyone who isn't up on the latest way to save music. Buy extra USB drives and save whole libraries for someone you care about. Enjoy! 





Saturday, December 3, 2016

My Experience With A Group Home in Arizona

No one would check into a group home just to write an article but since I was there and saw it all, why not?
I don't know anyone who says the words "group home" without shuddering a little bit inside. None of them are how a person should want to live. Most clients are people who have NOWHERE else to go and no one to help them, some because heartless family members don't realize the severity of the loneliness and neglect experienced in there by human beings struggling to feel control over their lives after an illness or accident. There is one in Phoenix where the owners bought it from some well meaning people and stripped anything good from it and replaced it with furniture that is painful and incompetent/unskilled help. I was unfortunately tricked into going to one of those instead of being able to go home by a "case manager" at Life Center of Paradise Valley physical rehabilitation center. A man who used to be the owner of the place now refers clients there. The staff is great at providing tiny meals and getting people in bed on time. Only one person who works there as a "care giver" speaks English and the other ONE care giver is there as a friend of the owner. Neither has a car and can drive to go get food, supplies, and incidentals like smoke alarm batteries. The beds have no mattresses, only box springs. Making old, broken, crippled bodies lie on the coil springs reinjures these clients every night. This is designed to make their recovery time last longer and therefore bring the owners more money in insurance and self pay. But it isn't good for the clients. The owners (the owner and his wife) are idiots who have no idea how to run a group home. They bought it as a business investment and so run it on a shoestring budget without any thought towards the comfort of clients. 
The owner walked into my room while I was naked and trying to get dressed and wouldn't leave while babbling and asking my about my "paperwork" as if I worked there and handled that. One of the care givers asked me later why I didn't call the police. 
The owner and his wife walked into the living room of the house one day, turned on what I can only think of as 'the African version of MTV',(so loud that two of the clients were practically crying while holding their hands over their ears) and started doing a somewhat sexually provocative dance, in the middle of the room, with no regard for the clients. This isn't good business practice or patient care. 
I was one of eight people there. My room was next to the washer and drier which sometimes were run at day or night, and had a smoke alarm with a burned out battery, chirping 24/7 and they expected me to sleep like that. 
I have tried to call there to get some of my property back and still haven't managed to get anyone to answer the phone. You tell me, does anyone deserve to have to live like that, especiall seniors, and at least one of them a veteran who should be at the V.A.?
They call themselves Sunnyside Assisted Living Home LLC,at 2615 E. Vista Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85032. 
Assisted living implies that nurses, competent care givers, and other staff are there to provide Long Term Care facility management instead of this bunch of crap. If you call the main number for contact at 480 264 6870, you get the previous owner, ROMAN (pronounced RO-MAUN) , and he is obviously still in place to give the place an semblance of respect that they don't deserve.
I was told (by Anne Marie at the "Living Center of Paradise Valley")that this place had physical therapy and should have known when I asked, that when I asked about that and Roman kept repeating the same mantra, "Sir, this is $800 a month and you won't find anything cheaper." and he wouldn't answer my question that I should have gone directly to home from the rehabilitation center. Anne Marie kept insisting that I needed something in the way of this group home, since my condo had stairs. This was stupid, as I climbed the stair with supervision 2 weeks later with minimal supervision. 
When I asked Roman how to contact the house directly he gave me the number (602)626-8257. and when I called there, I got an error recorded message that said, "The customer you are trying to call is not in service at this time."
I would like to add that Life Care Center of Paradise Valley and John C. Lincoln Hospital gave me the best of care considering my injury. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

FACEBOOK CLICKBAIT ADS!

Clickbait advertising.
It isn't advertising, it is a jack on your serenity, and an OBSTRUCTION in your web experience. Pop up advertising on layers that open AFTER you have started reading the content of a page that you clicked on the link to read to begin with, are annoying;
A) because they distract you from the article that may or may not actually be there (the pages that had a link to a story that doesn't really exist are bait and switch type advertising and those kind of advertisers should be drawn and quartered) and really piss you off because B) the link that promised an intriguing story about a popular topic is NOT EVEN THERE, but after you read the first two words, a whole LAYER or advertising graphic pops up right in your line of sight and makes you mad. THEN, on top of that insult, as aggravating as someone who hits you over the head with a picket sign, and then says, "Made you look! Ha ha!" they have an insult at the bottom of the ad graphic that gives you two choices.
One says, "Yes, show me these wonderful offers" and the other says, "NO I want to be stupid and pass up all this amazing stuff."
Notice: That means if you don't browse their advertising that they consider you FUCKING STUPID!
YEAH! THAT'S THE GUY I WANT TO HONOR BY GIVING HIM MONEY OUT OF MY POCKET FOR SOME CLICKBAIT SHIT NO ONE REALLY NEEDS AND THAT I ESPECIALLY DON'T WANT.
And then the thing that will really piss you off is that if you click on the wrong part of that layer, and sometimes ANY PART OF THAT LAYER, it takes you to the advertising page for the layer graphic that your intentionally tried to TURN THE FUCK OFF!
Do advertising people think, that because in the fifties someone in advertising decided (never proven theory for many items except for a few) that ANNOYING JINGLES (not popup advertising that was made illegal and software made to prevent it) made you remember the name of a product (ON TV ADS, not the internet), that being annoying is a great way to sell things?
I guess so, and if you buy shit based on clickbait, then, I guess you are as gullible as the advertising people think you are.
Have a nice day.

FACEBOOK CLICKBAIT ADS!

Clickbait advertising.
It isn't advertising, it is a jack on your serenity, and an OBSTRUCTION in your web experience. Pop up advertising on layers that open AFTER you have started reading the content of a page that you clicked on the link to read to begin with, are annoying;
A) because they distract you from the article that may or may not actually be there (the pages that had a link to a story that doesn't really exist are bait and switch type advertising and those kind of advertisers should be drawn and quartered) and really piss you off because B) the link that promised an intriguing story about a popular topic is NOT EVEN THERE, but after you read the first two words, a whole LAYER or advertising graphic pops up right in your line of sight and makes you mad. THEN, on top of that insult, as aggravating as someone who hits you over the head with a picket sign, and then says, "Made you look! Ha ha!" they have an insult at the bottom of the ad graphic that gives you two choices.
One says, "Yes, show me these wonderful offers" and the other says, "NO I want to be stupid and pass up all this amazing stuff."
Notice: That means if you don't browse their advertising that they consider you FUCKING STUPID!
YEAH! THAT'S THE GUY I WANT TO HONOR BY GIVING HIM MONEY OUT OF MY POCKET FOR SOME CLICKBAIT SHIT NO ONE REALLY NEEDS AND THAT I ESPECIALLY DON'T WANT.
And then the thing that will really piss you off is that if you click on the wrong part of that layer, and sometimes ANY PART OF THAT LAYER, it takes you to the advertising page for the layer graphic that your intentionally tried to TURN THE FUCK OFF!
Do advertising people think, that because in the fifties someone in advertising decided (never proven theory for many items except for a few) that ANNOYING JINGLES (not popup advertising that was made illegal and software made to prevent it) made you remember the name of a product (ON TV ADS, not the internet), that being annoying is a great way to sell things?
I guess so, and if you buy shit based on clickbait, then, I guess you are as gullible as the advertising people think you are.
Have a nice day.

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Difference Between Flawed and Wrong



This morning I am not in a good mood. This inspires me to write and I am trying for this not be just a rant but an informed decision on my part not to listen to bullshit. First, someone I considered a friend lied to me and tried to make up some scenario that was something that I knew was complete bullshit because they over reacted to something that happened earlier. So, then they tried to throw the MY RELIGION into it, as if Buddhists are supposed to be door mats for the rest of the world to walk on. Guess what - NOT.
Then, as I realized that I had misjudged someone on their intentions and relationship to me, I backed away from a relationship with someone that I thought was a friend for over a year. Weird because they seemed so normal previously. I refuse to allow myself to be dragged down mentally and emotionally by people who seem unstable.
THEN, someone who actually IS a dear friend of mine, had a meme posted that said we can't judge Hillary Clinton because like all of us she is 'flawed', as if we are talking about a work of art.
Let me explain the difference. A flaw is something that happens FROM OUTSIDE OF AN OBJECT to make them a certain way and is irreversible, as in a flaw on a gemstone. It is incapable of being repaired. 
Flawed? We are talking about a human being, not a gem stone. Please let me explain the difference in definition.
flaw: noun - a defect impairing legal soundness or validity.
You are picturing flawed as less than perfect but being WRONG means: not correct in action, judgment, opinion, method, etc., as a person; in error: 
When, as a person, you CHOOSE wrong policies over the public good and choose mentors who are war mongers and hedge fund managers who helped wreck us in the past. you aren't imperfect, you are WRONG and if you continue to choose to be wrong, you are willfully ignorant about the right things to do.
When a gemstone is flawed it can't be corrected but when a PERSON continues to CHOOSE TO be WRONG  "...not correct in action, judgment, opinion, method, etc., as a person; in error:", then they have the ability and the right to CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY and correct and change that "...action, judgement, opinion, method, etc.", and when someone doesn't choose to correct bad policy decisions made by her husband and instead CHOOSES to defend them, then they aren't flawed, THEY ARE WRONG. 
An opinion or decision, being objects, can be flawed but when a person chooses one of those things as a way to dictate the future and the future of their decisions, then, they are WRONG.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Feeding the Trolls

Normally, I am one of the people who says, "Don't Feed The Trolls", which means, don't bother to argue with people who only come online to piss you off. This is a different situation because this is a political troll.  If not corrected, some people might be influenced by their lies.
They are part of the 'legion' of trolls that work for David Brock and other political operatives that come on social media, open a fake profile to hide behind, and then post things to, as the term 'Political Troll' states, "...Their purpose is to distract from the real important issues that they are supposed to be dealing with and distracting voters and the news media away from primary scandals and real issues that are going on. Their stories are intended to anger or cause fear to sway voters, if nothing more than for short term public opinion and votes."
I will give you some of his Wiki profile:
"...David Brock (born November 2, 1962) is an American political operative, author, and commentator who founded the liberal blog Media Matters for America.[1] He has been described by Time magazine as “one of the most influential operatives in the Democratic Party.”
Later it says, "...The Nation has described Brock as a “conservative journalistic assassin turned progressive empire-builder”;[6] National Review has called him a “right-wing assassin turned left-wing assassin”;[7] and Politico has profiled him as a “former right-wing journalist-turned-pro-Clinton crusader.”
So, here goes:
This is the post that I read about in a meme form on Facebook, when I looked up Amy Ninetto at https://www.facebook.com/people/Amy-Ninetto/100004910105000 ,  what I found was an empty page, no pictures, no details, no comments including this one. as I can see readily it is one of David Brock's fake profiles he started to be able to troll our pages and make excuses for his right wing queen, Hillary Clinton.


To the Clintonistas who think they can a) switch candidates on us, as if we don't have a choice or enough brains to know that doesn't mean we're getting a good deal, b) force us out of an election process, c) purposely influence the media and trolls like this to ignore the issues and tell us to vote for them anyway because they threaten us with Donald J. Trump - I have some things to say.
1) WE are the people who vote by issues and your stance on issues will have to change if you expect us to vote for you, PERIOD.
2) This isn't about us not voting for you because of revenge for spitting in our faces and cheating us out of a fair election.
3) You may have scared the uniformed wusses in our party to vote for you despite your candidate being a war mongering liar who is an opportunist and an undercover Republican. Let me list for you a few things others have said about your meme, that sum up how I feel.

"...I was a little upset until I noticed this message was for "dems." The problem here is that most of us Bernie supporters weren't Democrats to start with and won't be switching over now. The DNC has screwed it's chances of picking up the independent voters who switched over for Bernie. #demexit is about to begin."   (I will mention here, as this commenter stated, the word "Dems" is a Republican slang term like "Libs or Libturds" which is what gave this troll away to begin with. The fake meme poster outed themselves as a troll right there.)

And another comment stated, "...rigged primaries, skewed debates, suppressed voters, turned a blind eye to fraud, and rewards dws (Debbie Wasserman Schultz who resigned because of corruption evidence and the impending scandal.) with a job well done. Sure, I'll throw my hands up and vote for her....NO. If this is what she's capable of without presidential power, what will happen with it?"

I will explain about your empty threat scare tactics, supposedly Trump and his agenda.
A)What good does it do to vote for a person who is more capable and ready of keeping us in a never ending war for profit, who we know is connected to the Military Industrial Complex through the most evil people in the world, the Carlyle Group and the Saudi and Israeli war machines?
B) What guarantees do you have that Clinton will follow through on the foreign relations with Mexico when she didn't bother to do anything about immigration reform in the entire almost eight years she has been Secretary of State and in charge of foreign relations?
C) How did Trump make you think he can change the nation and the Supreme Court on abortion or anything else that he rouses stupid people by talking about, when, NO ONE HAS in over fifty years? Hillary Clinton doesn't guarantee any better when she is cozied up to all the worst right wing monsters in American and foreign societies through her "foundation".
D) What does it matter that Trump might endorse more Scalia type right wing to the Supreme Court when Clinton actually picked a right wing Democrat, like herself, to be her Vice President? How do we know she won't she wants one to be, as was said about Sarah Palin, "A heartbeat away from being in charge of the entire American military."?

Now, the rest is pure hogwash. The fact that I have proven to myself already is that you are a David Brock/Hillary Campaign troll and this is what you said next, "I am not a real fan of Hillary, either, (Then why would you make a fake Facebook profile to influence us independent issue voters into voting for Hillary, TROLL?) but Trump is a national emergency."  The first half is laughable but the part about Trump - most of us have figured out that he is only on the stage, like you, to scare us into voting for Clinton, the fascist.

ALSO,  THIS IS SUCH AN INSULT TO MY INTELLIGENCE:
"...Sometimes you don't get to choose who you get into the lifeboat with. You just want someone who can row."
Let me please enlighten you;
A) this isn't a lifeboat in which I have no choice in getting in, and even then I can choose to drown rather than to die with a fool,
B) I want someone who can row, true that, but I want someone who rows in the CORRECT direction away from the disaster, not towards it. So take that shit and shove it back up your ass.

Let me give you a lesson in informed voters, we vote based on the issues and you seem to want US to ignore your candidate's stances on issues and vote for her because of A) she is our only hope against Trump and B) because of  Trump being a disaster.
You called everything we cherish unimportant and our voting for Independents a "protest" vote.
PLEASE! Let me correct you.

WE DO NOT VOTE FOR INDEPENDENTS LIKE JILL STEIN BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU AND YOUR PARTY DID TO US, WE VOTE FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY CARE AND WANT TO PUT INTO LEGISLATION THE ISSUES WE CARE ABOUT. THEIR STANCES ON THESE ISSUES ARE LIKE OURS. THAT IS WHY WE VOTE FOR THEM. CHANGE YOUR STANCE ON THE ISSUES (Which Secretary Clinton can't because she is beholding to investors, in both, her campaign and the Clinton Foundation, and because her voting record already shows that she doesn't care about our issues, and so won't do anything about them, no matter what she lies about and says from the podium.) OR EXPECT TO BE IGNORED.

(There I said it, even if it was to a fake meme from a fake profile written by a fake person who will champion any position for the right price.)