Octoberfest in America

With apologies to those Countries where Octoberfest is near religious doctrine I shall subvert the name to proclaim October the days of libation liberated thoughts of politics and day to day survival. I no longer drink alcoholic beverages however I do burn hemp in a pipe or paper on occasion. That has been a thing with me since 1966. Yep, 51 years of burning and inhaling. My only suffering had been from the occasional arrest for possession. Once I was accused and convicted for sales but the wrights were all off I no check on the money was made which I pointed out in Court. Had it expunged so no big deal but the police failed to properly do their job, which police often do. Nowadays people do not work like they used to. When I was growing up people found a good job and stayed with it. Now there is no incentive for loyalty because the individual owner has been replaced by Corporations. That is what is wrong with America. Individuals care for individuals, Corporations care only for profit. Therefore poor quality exists because no one cares, they all just clock in and out. I prefer to work for myself, but at 70, soon to be 71, I do not have the ability to do much. Two years ago I lived in the forest with my two dogs and prospected. For the last two years I have been getting my health together. So I have declared this month my personal Octoberfest. Here is to a great month, my last for age 70. Enjoy.

Tough Audience

The hardest part of maintaining a blog is remembering to write. It is so easy to just procrastinate over adding topics. Especially when I am having to moderate spam or handling responses in other languages. I kind of fear eliminating an honest response to something I have written as Spam. Naturally there will be lots of spam responses, so many in fact I will toss out 10 for every one I allow to stay. People directing to other websites are out as are e mails with weird or cryptic names. Then there are some titled flocked king bed or something like that. If they appear genuine then I welcome them with open arms. Try to be honest with your responses and do not advertise what you are selling. If your object is to direct people to your web site that is spam and I delete them. If you tell me you enjoy what was written I am glad. If you let others know then I appreciate that. I also do Facebook and you tube plus I guest write on several other blogs. communicate. Let me know you are human and feel.

In defence of Happenstance

Happenstance is defined as a chance encounter. A surprise or unplanned event. Something spontaneous. As you wander through your day how much of your interaction is planned and how much is by chance? Life works best when you have an order in which you act and planned action is not happenstance. Do you see where I am headed? Putting your things in order is logical and operating within the perimiter of your aligned goals is most efficient but lacks spontanaiety. Life is nothing more than happenstance unless you have prearranged things. Naturally you will have planned excursions and vacations but when happenstance intervenes are you adaptive or bewildered? Often you will meet strangers and unusual settings but can you enfold that spontineaty into your program? Living life by routine is boring and tends towards lack of ingenuity. By the same thought doing things on the spur of the moment can still occur while within a set program. School children do this frequently. They have a lesson plan and they will follow this plan but the students will also interject spontaneous questions and observances. That will be part of the lesson plan. Planned happenstance? Nope, that would be an oxymoron. A good lesson plan would have established pointers for students to follow so as to provide life and animation of the student. Some of my best classes in school were those that allowed free expression within a somewhat controlled enviroment. Variance would be steered and still allow for discovery. Discovery is an unknown that cones to light. While discovery is happenstance by nature yet it is a planned outcome in the classroom. Easiest to say then that discovery is an anticipated outcome of a planned series of actions. That is best described by describing a football game. The players operate off a series of prepared plans with a goal to be attained. No happenstance allowed but then there are turn overs and fumbles, alla part of the game but often planned to try to happen by the oppossing team. Imitation happenstance? No, just programed mishaps that usually have occurred by one players unexpected actions again another players movement. Happenstance. Quite the unexpected but apart of the total experience. So, happenstance is the light shining for a brief moment on one person’s glory but anothers defeat.I can live with that. Better if I am in glory but in defeat I will still achieve a moment of knowledge. Even a fumble can teach you how to better hold a ball. Happenstance, then, becomes a teacher as well as mentor. If you learn the difference between good and bad while still within the guidelines you are ok. Good luck and have a happenstance day.

Homeless Sick

I do not have a cold, I have had surgery. Arm surgery. A “left wrist arthrodecises” or close to that, spelling wise. It consisted of bone fusions in my hand and wrist, and a titanium plate placed in an open space between two large bones. This in accordance with the xrays i looked at after removal of the splint and maybe thirty staples. I was then placed into a skinny version of a cast of white cotton wrapped with blue fiberglass tape, which was wrapped after a soaking in warm water. This for another 5 weeks, although my removal appointment is in 4 weeks. January 4 is my removal date. Yes, the entire holiday season with one arm. I look upon it as fortuitous, but imagine normal people pt off this type procedure for a less harried time, however I look upon it as being done prior to any changes done to medicare. I realize that supposed changes to medicare, medicaid and “Obamacare” will take time to enact, and some changes do not make any sense. Vouchers simply indicate the dollar amount to be spent on a specific individuals. Poor people will more than likely will be unable to use the voucher for service required, and since I already am homeless due to finances, I simply will become homeless and invisible. As so many already are. Being a former member of those pseud private societies (the Underground) I am being punished for play by a different set of rules. You see, in the underground you pay what you can afford for what is needed. It is either done or not. If not, and it is necessary, you leave the Underground and return to society. This juncture is where many folks slip up and find themselves in trouble for failing to pay sufficient taxes. You have to at least file taxes yearly. I rarely had to pay more than the required Social Security taxes, a few times not being able to pay those, either. I have had the feds figure my taxes one year equal to what I earned the year before. I still owe between one and two hundred dollars. I will gladly pay that debt when I can. There were years where jobs were plentiful, but pay was demeaning. I understand while I was a pre-teen my dad brought home $60 a week. He bought a house, a new car, raised his family on that. I worked at a wrecking yard, here in Oregon, six days a week, for the same amount, plus lunch. Several years later I was earning $250 a week, for five days work, plus lunch. That was sufficient for survival. Now I live on about 70% of that and it is not sufficient. A single person needs $2500 a month, minimum. Nothing expensive and little new. In 40 years things are 10 times as expensive now, and I live on 70% of my earnings from 40 years ago. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining, I am pointing out why the Underground exists, then, and now. The Underground exists, as does the resistance. The resistance is anti-trump for now, but in reality it has always been powered by the little guy who was or is being fucked over by the Oligarchs (super rich). Much like Robin Hood of merry old England, todays underground still tries to provide what merriment it can for the warriors, and the people populate both worlds at will. No thieves are welcome in the true underground, so tweakers do not last long. Nixon was the last to try and eliminate the underground, but in true underground fashion Nixon was taken down for his illegal acts. The underground plans on doing the same to all oligarch. Power to the people.

After Turkey, What?

Innoculous. There, I said it. Yesterday will remain in my memory for a long time. It was Turkey day. I love Turkey day. Jerry suggested we go eat at”The Barn”, a facility located in Banon’s city park. It is an expansive facility, that day devoted to providing a Thanksgiving day repast, for free, for all. Yes, they accept donations, receive many, and the Lion’ Club sponsers it. I was going to my friend Bambi’s later, I first went to the barn, but accompanied by Jerry. First I asked for help. Cane in my only free hand, a volunteer was sought out, and secured. He held my plate as we went through the buffet. I love Turkey. And ham. Also mashed potatoes with gravy. Candied yams another favorite. Okay, cranberries in a preparation, some olives, butter and a biscuit some cole slaw. I sat at a table, the volunteer went and gathered my drink, a 7 up cranberry taste treat. Then I began to eat. The Cole Slaw was perfection, ample and properly mixed,the sauce was great, and the slaw had good, properly mixed cabbage and carrot. The Turkey was very good, the ham was also very good. The candied yams were a bit dry, with too few marshmallows and “sauce”. The meal was very good, the company was also nice. I enjoyed the morning. I returned to home. After returning home I ventured to Bambi’s and sat visiting. There was another dog there, a kitty cat house. I gathered Brutus and brought him in. He was invited and promised a bone. Brutus was a good boy, and I was proud of him. I did enjoy myself tremendously, Bambi’s guests were a congenial group of friends and family. My fb friend,Rhonda, was there and got me a well piled plate of food. The food was fantastic, plentiful and varied. Duck, turkey, ham, Ambrosia, desserts. I loved it all, best T day in a long time. One handed or not, a wonderful start to a great Christmas holiday. I still plan on dinning Christmas at the barn too.

Medicare Gone

I have been trying to have my left wrist and arm repaired. This has resulted in several people trying to get me operated on, but being homeless is putting a damper on things. Despite my having Brutis declared my companian animal there is no way that will happen. The latest effort has me residing at the misson with no companian animal. I said no. I doubt the doctor is willing to perform the surgery, the mission was the best my insurance could do. Either take the chance all my possessions are stolen from my truck, Brutus gets hurt trying to find where I went while I am in the mission, or I have the surgery and someone drives my truck and Brutus to get me after an overnight at the hospital. I have also been reading of Trump and Ryan’s plan to privatize medicare, dismantle medicaid and privatize Social Security. Ok, well my Doctor said no to my living in my truck. So, I will stop their efforts tomorrow. I quit. The services I have are insufficient, they are going to be eliminated so I am no longer going to try. At 70 apparently I have reached the modern day ice floe. Nothing has gone correct the past year, so the election culmination shall ring that last bell. This happened before when the Oregon health plan was gutted. There is not enough food stamps to keep ice in my cooler, let alone food. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t care anymore, I am just tired. Does not matter of what, I am tired of all of it. Fighting for the scraps is beneath me. Losing healthcare for a diabetic is serious. I will finish out this year and attempt to garner what I can in way of foodstuffs and meds. I will tell my pain NP tomorrow I want to end the pain meds. That should take the remainder of the year. Then the new year I will eliminate the remaining assets I have and default out on my phone service. Brutus and I will plan our trip carefully and I will go into the forest late winter early spring. By severing most contact I should find myself ensconsed in a nice area. My social media will stop. I will enter my blog posts as I can, when wifi allows me. Frankly, with my resources all dying out, there is not much more I can do. I will continue with my autobio until it is finished and then I will serialize it in posts. Getting that out should take some time. Hopefully I will get that out this coming year. After that? I do not know. To say I have reached some serious conclusions would be akin to considering an explosian a pop. I have many friends, some better than others. I have many acquaintances, also some better than others. That is all good. I have no drink or drug problems, that is also good. My head is clear, I am rational and I am not tossing things away. The truth is I do not want another round of waiting until this other crap goes full circle. My friends know there are ways to reach me, so long as you are not in a hurry. I am not in a hurry either. Thank you.

Hillary Problems Persist

Okay, as we allow the Trump circus to play out, it is time to consider Hillary, and her entire long path to become the first Woman President. That is not going to happen so she wasted ten years trying. Before I point out the loss, let’s look at some of Podesta’s emails from Wiki leaks. There are lots of ammunition to show skullduggery in the operation to put her in contention. Working with PAC’s, an illegal act. Conspiring to dump Bernie Sanders so she would have Trump to challenge. Also, this was an illegal act. She is thinking of next time, but no, this was her last run, and hopefully she will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, which she has flaunted with impunity for more than the past decade. While I gave my vote to her reluctantly, I gave it. I am not asking for it back. I am, however, putting the Democrat party on notice that more than some changes will be coming after all party leaders are vetted, and charged if indictable. Election laws exist for a reason, and since I am holding Trump to that Standard I also hold the democrats to the same standard. It is obvious there has been a major flaw in how this election was run. Do not tell me of Trump gathering the most votes, because he didn’t. He won the electoral college, not the popular vote. As of 8 am this morning California had 2 million ballots uncounted, and Hillary was 700,000 votes ahead, nationally. Statistically, that is less than 2%. So maybe one and a half million more people voted for Hillary. That is not how elections are supposed to be, but it is how it is done. Interestingly, Trump joins Richard Nixon and George W. Bush in becoming president with a minority of the vote. I imagine his tenure, hopefully short, will end the same, with criminal charges (Nixon) or destroying the World economy (Bush). So, neither of those examples actually served time or actually were even charged. Ford saved Nixon with an immediate Pardon and Obama didn’t honor his pre election promise of prosecuting Bush and Cheney for war crimes. Probably because he knew he would also end up being charged if he did. Still, Hillary has stood accused of many things, with years of hearings, years of testimony and yet nothing ever charged. I think now there exists enough evidence from the leaked e mails to justify an investigation, and hopefully started now to avoid Trump being allowed to vent on that. Obama will not act, but someone needs to. We need some honesty in government, and it needs to start now. There will be four years to hold Trump, his Cabinet and all the lobbyists he is giving jobs to to dismantle the government and allow Russia free rein over all former Russian countries and the middle east. He is turning the EPA over to the largest denier of climate problems there is, specifically to dismantle it. An oil lobbyist for exxon-mobil is to be head of the Department of the interior. All the Richest 1% will receive massive tax cuts, privatizing Social Security with vouchers for medicare. His plan for massive infrastructure repair is to sell it (privatize) and let the buyers fix it. You will be paying tolls to go anywhere, and the Post office will charge you a buck an email. Thats when the internet is no longer free. Oops, with Hillary there will be no more politisizing, no more speechs for a million dollars, that team is benched forever. The charity they founded will be taken from them, after they repay what they illegally took, and Chelsey will need to actually get her own bank, and her husband his own client list. Then the foundation will operate until it has no more assets. The name Clinton will become synonymus with thievery, much as in the movies. I think, except for the digression on Trump, this pretty well covers Clinton. Now, if the previous occurs, and no charges are found, or insufficient evidence exists to charge any members of either party, we need to eliminate the electoral commission and return to one citizen one vote, winner take all. One final help: eliminate Citizens United. All political money shall come from the government. If you are shot and do not bleed, you are not a citizen, you are a business, and as such forbidden to donate, or force employees to donate to any political office. Citizens can donate up to $200 yearly. No more nillion dollar runs for president, that invites thievery.

Election Aftermath

Here it is three days after the Election, and rioting is happening as well as rightous indignation, and States wanting to form their own Country. Everybody is pissed at everybody else and escalation is next. The liberals, like me, are trying to peacefully sort out the problems with the election. Peaceful meets Anarchy head on, which leads to more violence. Trump needs to stop it, since his winning has caused it. Really? His winning led to this? Well, he encouraged that sort of behaviour at his rallies, and now America has become his rally. Except for his election fraud, his allowing the aryan nation and alt right groups to believe he encourges this action. As a Russian Puppet he should be happy. As an American he should be anxious to stop these problems. Obama can only declare Marshal Law. Obama can not tell the alt right anything, only Trump can. The alt right hates Obama because he is black. So what to do? California has offered their Constitution as a basis for a new Country. Oregon has petitioned to Secede. I live in Oregon, was born in California. I am in a quandry. I seek resolution. While not receiving the popular vote, Trump has the electoral College. Trump also has undisclosed conflicts of interest, and some disclosed but still existing problems. His taxes are still being audited. If he becomes president he can fire the head of the IRS. That is a problem. He needs to pay his taxes and accept what they say he owes. Before he is sworn in. He is in a contract with the GSA for his new Hotel, in the leased US Post Office he turned into a hotel. He borrowed money from deutsch bank to fund the renovation. Deustch bank owes America hundreds of Billions of Dollars, which they wont pay. Donald Trump would have to divest himself of that lease before he becomes President. He has already violated the lease, as is is custom. The Russians have openly confirmed they helped and have been in touch with Trump’s campaign from the start. That is treason. Just for that Trump is not allowed to be President. He still faces fraud charges on Trump University, although most are willing to settle that, although it would also be a conflict of interest. He then has the rape charge pending, plus 14 women have stepped forward and claimed he sexually abused them, which he admited to, on tape, five years ago. The only real troubling thing in all of that is his Russian connection and his Treason. Russia is America’s number 1 enemy. Trump is in cohorts with them. He can not be President because of that, and his election fraud. Half America disagree, and, apparently, disagree his Russian affiliation is a problem. Russia wins no matter what is done. Trump can not be President. Cancel their election? All federal results? New election? What does America do?. Swear in Pence? That is why riots are happening, and shootings are nrxt. First vigilantees will start, then the militias. They are predominately white racists, so folks of color are first on their hit parade. The Country will become “no mans land”. Trump should withdraw, but won’t. The Federal Election should be nullified. A do over is needed. Trump should pay that cost. He needs imprisoned and his empire seized. He needs tried for treason. The Country needs some serious help. I do not see that coming. The racists will want to bring back slavery. That can not happen. Marshal law can not happen. California is in position to lead, their Constitution standing in for the soon to be defunct US. The West Coast is ready. Much of America is not. Racists can not win. Russia can not win. Trump has split the Country in half, people wise. Guns are a problem. California Constitution can stand for the US as long as everybody agrees. Not ever has anyone agreed completely. I hope this gets worked out without marshal law, for Obama’s sake. I will pray on it. How about you?

Politics done wrong

Now that the political circus has blared through every american’s home and mind, we will have some calm before the next storm in January. I sincerely hope my many friends rooting for Trump receive whatever their motivations were for. Personally, I envision nothing but disaster due to his inexperience, ignorance and selfishness. Trump has no intention of proceeding for the common good, because it goes against everything he believes in and is backed by. When John Kennedy was elected he was rich, but Trump supposedly is more so. Kennedy cared for his Country and Countrymen. So did his brother Robert. I feel they both were assassinated because they felt the CIA was bad for America. They planned on disbanding it. That did not last, as they both were assassinated. The fact Amerika is controlled by “mysterious people” actually is a no brainer. Our elections work, or else why would Trump beat out the political machine the Clinton’s assembled. Now Trump must put the Country first and I hope and pray he can. I just don’t envision a lying serial rapist ever putting Country before himself. Please let me be wrong, because as my youth has left me long ago, and with it a strong chunk of my youthful hope. When you are young you believe in good triumphing over evil. I believe in god, but I recognize other people believe in their god and I do believe in one god, yet she or he is in many forms thus varied religions. America was formed with the understanding various religions have various gods, and all are correct, no mine is better than yours crap. God is all, and in each thing he exists. A government can not dictate or prohibit any god because one’s belief is personal, developed over time beginning with what you are taught as a child, and as you age and mature you realize everyone has a different opinion of what god is. Much like your circumstance in life is because, so too is god because. An earlier writing delved into because, and I don’t seek to redefine what I have already set out. God is because. There is a line, and the line runs from the past to the future. At any piece of that line you exist. Do not look for it at your feet because that timeline is in your brain. My grandmother witnessed the industrial revolution, although I know she did not know it at the time. Simply put, we are all dancing around this perpetual line, and we are all witnessing one amazing thing after another, including things mundane to us now, but in the future astounding to others as well as ourselves. Can you imagine life one hundred years ago, imposed over life today? One hundred years in the future we will appear much like the lifestyle of one hundred years ago: no electricity, no indoor plumbing, no vehicles with internal combustion engines. Because of all of that, and with that knowledge I see our political mayhem recently displayed, I know history repeats, and I know our political process will allow us to challenge and force actions our country needs to address. Lgbt rights and racial integration are things we need to work to advance, just as equality with the sexes and equal pay for equal work. I have a belief ln fairness and equality for all, coupled with every person has inalienable rights that include being free to associate with who we wish, engage in fraternal alignment with who we wish, and there should not be a class driven status being based on creed or color. Racists are not of this century, and everyone that thinks one color is superior needs to rethink that thought. With that, I wish you a good night, a fond farewell to politics, and a growing cluster of like-minded people willing to enable the work necessary to be able for our country to flourish.