Vision I Have

Beginning today I have some thoughts concerning the mess our America is embroiled in. Trump was elected to enact a change. He has certainly brought Change. His change was not what most sought. He has brought division, and handed the Country over to multi-national Corporations and allowed Russia to cash in on the Anarchy resulting from various factions across this land. The Investigations have pled out two and charged two more. No doubt exists that many more will be charged for the corruption and theft that has run rampant in the less than one year since the election.
It is time to let that process continue, chips falling where they may, so to speak. The time for the people to take back this Country has come, and for divisiveness to end.
The past election for President needs renewed, because the party in control colluded with a foreign power to seize control. While Hillary was undoubtedly the best prepared, too much of her past is tainted. The Constitution was never meant to specifically deal with this situation. How the hell do we repair the damage without throwing away the baby with the wash?
The Constitution still works. We just need to set out a few rules:
1. A person is defined as someone that bleeds blood when shot. Nothing else is a person and can not be politically involved either financially or through lobbyists. This needs to be a criminal act to break this rule.
2. Citizens of America are the only persons allowed to participate in the electoral process. No business entities can participate in any manner, with the exception of any person speaking out need identify their business association such as ownership or employment. The association is strictly to identify why they speak out as they do, not to speak for the business.
3. Corporations and businesses in general must be silent regarding politics because they are artificial entities and have no political rights what so ever. This must be a criminal offense to break.
4. Tax rates will be returned to a simple process. Tax loop holes will be closed. Businesses owned by more than ten people will pay a flat 25% tax, with deductions from gross sales limited to wages of employees, US production costs, and the highest paid salary no more than 10 times the lowest paid wage.
5. Family businesses shall be no more than four owners and shall pay 25% tax on gross sales, deductions limited to cost of doing business in America. The highest wage shall be no more than ten times the lowest wage.
6. Wages shall be taxed on a progressive scale as follows: individual deductions are $6,000 per person. 10% of income minus medical costs, property taxes, interest paid on debt, vehicle operating costs, food costs, work costs (clothing, materials and tools).
7. Inheritance tax on all estates exceeding $10,000,000, on the exceeded amount 20%.
8. Any business that moves production away from America shall pay a 50% import fee on all imports. All out of Country products not part of trade agreements must pay a 25% import fee.
9. Any product made out of Country and assembled here, not part of a trade agreement must pay a 25% import fee.
10. Any Corporate or business entity that ceases manufacturing in America and goes to another Country for manufacturing can not sell that product in America unless they retrain all employees laid off in America and donate their physical property to the Counties there are located in. Retraining means exactly that, plus the employee must be hired at equal or above wages previously paid, for at least one year.
11. The cap on the amount of wages subject to Social Security is removed, and payment is on the gross wage. For persons that just buy and sell the tax is paid on each sale.
12. Every State College and University shall provide in State students free tuition for those who qualify for Pell grants.
13. No business entity shall ever be allowed to be “to big to fail” and must be broken up much like Ma Bell and Standard oil were. Banks should not be so large as to get away with manipulation of the economy. The Dodd-Frank rules need be reinstated and made non-voidable. Common sense indicates when business entities lose the personal care shown by most family businesses they are too big.
14. As punishment for the election bull l shit, if Trump is found Guilty of money laundering and/or obstruction of justice, confiscating all the Properties in America should occur, the lease in the old Post Office in Washington DC should be returned to the US government. All of Trumps cash should be placed into a fund to pay his victims of sexual assault. His family can learn to work for a living.

These should provide ground work for setting some guidelines to redirect cash back to the middle and lower classes. The. Oerhaps we can get back to being the Great Nation we always were.

Urban Legend or Infamy’s Stasis

I have been writing my memoirs and as I have delved into the past and spoken with others concerning past actions and deeds. That is all a piece of past delving, but I have uncovered an anomaly in memory of my past with me and with those of others who remember various actions involving me and others. This past they relate has similar underpinnings to my memory on some basics but their “favorite” recollections frequently differ from mine in details specifically. This has led me to confusion as to what the fuck they are talking about. Sometimes I assumed they just mis-remembered but other times their recollections simply are of things I know never happened. I have an excellent memory so that is not a part of it. Their memories were more of a completely different time frame and factual reality. I did operate a restaurant for several months, and during that time had a few late night parties involving food and fun, and those folks fondly remember those times because they were unique and crazy. My record and tape store (Crazy Corbs Cosmic Corner) was party oriented but I never had pin ball machines in the upper Bandon store. I did sell pot paraphernalia and Cocaine accessories for a short period. There was no Cocaine anywhere to be found, so I imported an ounce and filled the toys for it with it. I stored the Cocaine in a pile on a mirror in the main display case for the few days it was available. Highly illegal, the best place to “hide” it was in plain sight. So I did. I sold pot over the counter, to friends, when I first opened. That was fact, but never truly known at the time. That is what legends are made of. I was never caught or prosecuted for that. Had I been caught or prosecuted then it would have been infamy! When I was younger, and living in California I sold drugs for several years as a way to make a living. I frequently worked a job as well, but selling pot and LSD was how I earned money to support my friends and myself. I would buy ten kilos of pot and bag it up and selling the bags. Often the kilos cost $100 and yielded 34 $10 bags plus house smoke. Each thousand dollars brought three back. One thousand hits of LSD brought three thousand back. Some weeks five thousand came back from two going out and we all partied. Makes me wonder why I was always broke. The fact is I usually had a decent car, nothing fancy. I dressed nice suits I got from fences, or Salvation Army chic. I bought a lot of food, gas was not expensive. I did coke for a year, but made more than I used. I needed a keeper because while I made a lot of money I never had a lot of money. I sold a lot of drugs but also kept everyone high. I did not do it for the money nor the notoriety. I did it because I could. People trusted me and believed in me. I exploited that a few times but for the most part I dared to be a can do guy. If you wanted good drugs at decent prices I always could deliver. I did a few things I should not have, and people lost money. My bad. Yet no one ever got bad drugs. So, you wonder, where does the Urban Legend come in? When people remind me of a time we disgorged kilos from an old ford. I have never disgorged kilos from an old ford. He was not positive but seemed to remember us doing that. I have only disgorged kilos from a vehicle once, and actually had someone else do it. Then their neighbors steal it. I gave the names of the thieves to friends and magically they were returned immediately. That was 124 kilos. I did a load of fifty kilos for $40 each delivered. I sold them forty kilos for $50, making ten kilos. I ended up having to split with two people that set the deal up, and my take was four kilos. I was pissed but one of the four was Acapulco Gold, and that made it ok. Infamy? Why that is what happens when you get caught and convicted for a super act. That has never happened to me. Urban Legend? Yes, that is what many of my sorties have become, and they grow for as long as people survive remembering those stories. Maybe I should title my memoirs “The Making of an Urban Legend”. Weigh in on that in the comments. Happy Trails.

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.