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Media Bias is Fueling the Rise of Hate Groups

A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center claims the number of hate groups in the U.S. are on the rise, which it blames on terrorist attacks as well as President Trump’s rhetoric. In its annual report on U.S. extremist groups, the Alabama-based nonprofit says the number of hate groups rose from 892 in…

via Read the List of the 917 Hate Groups Identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center — TIME

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See USATodays Timeline of Mass Murder since 2006

Caution this is very shocking and scary to see these statistics over the last 10 years.

Records all Mass Killings of 4 or more people in the US in the last 10 years

According to the statistics everyone in the US has been within 100 miles of a Mass Murder scene regardless of where you live. Or a large % of us have been close

I live in the middle of nowhere yet I am within range of 3 maybe more. The San Bernadino Mass Shooting is the most well known to non California Natives.

USA Today Mass Murder Timeline

 

 

 

 

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Free Hunting Classes for California Hunters

The following link is from California wildlife .gov they offer free hunting, game, fishing lessons online for free to first time liscensees.

As well as other educational programs for schools and publications as public service.  any outdoors person, their children and adventurers will like this site for info and tips and free hunting classes.

 

Learning programs and teaching aides for classrooms

 

 

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In Loving Memory of Cassius Clay

I  have been so sad with the passing of Boxing Greatest Hits.  Muhammed Ali.  He was quite a superstar and the most famous and outspoken sports figure of our era.  I was impressed at a young age.  7 yrs old when I  watched my first boxing match with Muhammed Ali.  I was a fan for life of Muhammed Ali and Boxing till the day I die I expect.

I had the opportunity to actually meet Muhammed Ali in person at one of his first interviews after his parkinsons had started eating away at him and his speaking.

It was in Memphis Tennessee at the Omni Hotel.  And Ali had more familiar faces as his entourage / Security crew.  These guys were serious about their boss’s every need and nothing short of patting us down if necessary.
I was 2nd to last in line for his autograph and his security crew – very respectful and professional watched our every move.

Mr Ali took my hand gingerly and shook it smiling. I was so nervous I stuttered. Mr Ali There is no such sport as boxing without you.  You made boxing entertaining and watchable. And you are the hardeest hitter in boxing to this very day nobody hits as hard as you. And God Bless you Cassius Clay you are still and will always be the Greatest boxer who ever lived to fight.  Nobody would ever dare step up to your plate and try to take your throne you are the the King.  Truly amazing that you could make a fan out of a seven year old girl who still has to cover her eyes when you throw a punch because I am afraid you will sever their head from their body with your fist. But I still watch and close my eyes or cover my ears  and I am an adult now. Thank you for so many thrills in the boxing ring I regret you are now retired from your sport.

 

He smiled a great big Ali smile that would just take your breath away seeing it in reality Television back in those days did nobody any justice.  Watching this man sign his name let me tell you anyone on steroids could never look as naturally cut as this man still was.  He was fighting his personal battle with the disease yet he looked spectacular – not frail or thinning he looked larger than life and ripped – ready for his next fight. When he stood up he thanked everybody for being his fans when we should have been thanking him for allowing us to bother him in his darkest days. He was very patient, polite, full of grace, well mannered with a security crew that were a fine operating machine ready to take out any crazed fans meaning harm to him. This man was wearing Basketball type shorts and a hawaiian style shirt coming in from the pool.

Ali was a for real a “Mighty Man of Stature” according to the words from the :The Most High God” with the Almighty.   You just knew it the moment you came in contact with him that there was something about this man that made him greater and more authentic than anybody in the room.

That was the greatest moment of my life to meet a superstar who finally announced his retirement yet still looked ready to hit harder than any boxer after him.

His lack of cowardice gave him his grace…..

 

My condolences to his family who were blessed so much to be in his presence everyday of their lives.  In the presence of The Most Highs “Mighty man of Stature”  God Bless you family of The Great Cassius Clay…..

 

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Head Sculpting Workshop | Getty360 Calendar

Join artist Peter Zokosky for a daylong intensive sculpture workshop on modeling the head from live models. Tour the Villa’s galleries to explore Greco-Roman sculpted portraits, then return to the studio for exercises focusing on correct proportion and modeling facial features. Each participant will take home a sculpted head in oil-based clay. Open to 24 participants. Course fee $125 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.

Source: Head Sculpting Workshop | Getty360 Calendar

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Russia’s Putin statement to Americans via Obama

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Putin Respect Statement to Americans

I really am impressed with Vlad Putin’s statement via Obama. I appreciate the respect he is showing America seated in a casual friend like manner with a nice suit. and a written and well prepared statement of importance. Remember our President has advisors wipe his butt for him if he so wants and secret service 24/7 so he is never alone.

We as Americans must stop our Presumptiousness and Assuming Communist Russia has their own butt wiper and speech writer like our American President. He don’t. Just by the way he appears and the papers in his hand that isn’t some doodling he wants us to believe he put alot of thought and effort into his words and why should we believe otherwise. He makes a damn good impression to the world and is very dignified. while our President makes the leader of China pay for his opinion he freely expressed re: American President “He reminds the leader of China of a “Stressed Out Monkey.” and Obama sanctions China for his comment. Our President is the most embarrassing thing American’s voted to represent us internationally. Let alone needed to ring in the new millennium. future generations will read & find Obama as hysterical as I do. What were we thinking and how did Obama as President Happen not just once. (An erogenous mistake) but it happened again? successively.

8 years we forced world leaders to put up with a hysterical President. OMG we will be known as the generation of fools.
President loves the “WORLD LEADER” title and Santions the leader of China for his Opinion of our President the guy is hysterical obviously . If not Hysterical then Obama is as a world leader more oppressive a conqueror than the “Scourge of China, KHAN.” and he conquered his own people not just the rest of the world.

FREEDOM OF OPINION isn’t allotted the leader of China because it cost him. You just don’t go around and sanction world leaders for them sharing freely and honestly their opinion. Expressing himself. WOW What a Poser President Obama be.

Arming the Fleet: The Compelling Story of a Secret Navy Base in the Desert

Its good to see taxpaying citizens working and spending taxpayers dollars wisely. The wisdom of the no fly zone – not the wisdom of petroglyphs!

Government Book Talk

Arlington Cemetery Veterans day posterIn honor of Veterans’ Day, we bring you a compelling story of China Lake, which answers the intriguing question, why would the U.S. Navy build a secret weapons base in the middle of the Mojave Desert? (Answer: It was the least likely place the enemy would look for a naval base!)

Nothing is more enjoyable than reading a well-written history book that brings to light the contributions of a highly secretive organization. Add in dozens of previously unpublished photographs and fascinating anecdotes of American technological innovation and ingenuity, and you have a real winner! Such is the case with the new fact and photo-filled publication about the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division or NAWCWD, entitled Arming the Fleet 1943-2011: Providing Our Warfighters the Decisive Advantage. The weapons systems developed by NAWCWD in China Lake have served generations of service members since World War…

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What if we lost our 2nd Amendment?

The most controversial of all our liberties.

Back in the the roaring 20’s you could own a gun but it was a crime to drink beer.

Imagine if prohibition came to our neighborhoods in the form of our right to bear arms?  Would we revolt? become civil rights activists?

More young black adults are killed by police excessive force in the 20th century after the 90’s saw all kinds of new technology for police to arm themselves with equipment that would allow them to subdue a criminal without lethal force – Firing their guns.

They were also armed with bullet proof vests.  What sort of Hypocrisy is this? I am so outraged at all the murder by our local law enforcement protected under the power of our Justice system. Maybe if we take away all the vests, tasers, bean bags, air guns, batons and leave them feeling naked again like in the 80’s the hypocrites will quit their jobs. I have never seen a hypocrite naked. No longer will they feel invincible to any and all injustices especially their own.

They can keep their guns for their own protection against the bad guys. And once again they will be more like us average citizens. No non lethal submissiveness and bullet proof delusions of grandeur.

How else do they think they will earn the peoples respect once again. Against all odds

The 20th century where priests are the pedophiles and cops are the murderers.

What could possibly go wrong next?     Wait and see….  The media will be sure to

over report whatever it is.

Radio 101: Operating Two-Way Radios Every Day and in Emergencies

Who wants to be cut off in an emergency

Government Book Talk

When-all-else-fails-amateur-radioTwo-way radio communication may seem like a thing of the past with smart phones and the availability of more advanced technology. However, with the recent frequency of natural disasters, storms, and other emergency situations, more attention is being paid to radios as a reliable form of communication and a possible back-up communication option, including amateur radio operators.

Image courtesy: Decatur County Amateur Radio Club

For example, the Times of Indiareports that the recent monsoon flooding disaster in the northern India state of Uttarakhand in July 2013 has prompted officials in other flood-prone regions to establish Amateur Radio facilities to provide emergency communication.

What are two-way radios and how do they work?

Two-way-radioImage: Amateur radio equipment. Image courtesy of the American Radio Relay League.

According to Wikipedia,

A two-way radio is a radio that can both transmit and receive (a transceiver), unlike a broadcast receiver which only receives content…

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Space Exploration and the Mind

wow what a research project

Government Book Talk

Many years ago I read “Ideas Die Hard,” a memorable story (at least to me) by Isaac Asimov. In the story, a crew of astronauts is on a flight to the moon under very tense circumstances. They go too far and see the dark side of the moon. SPOILER AHEAD: When they view the dark side, it’s a gigantic wood-and-paper stage set, the sight of which causes the crew to have a collective mental breakdown. At the end of the story, it’s revealed that the flight was a simulation and the simulator went just a bit further than intended. I think the story has stayed with me because it addresses the psychological dimensions of space exploration – an aspect I haven’t really seen addressed in news accounts or books.

NASA has filled this gap quite nicely with Psychology of Space Exploration, an engrossing new collection of articles on this theme…

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Space Exploration and the Mind

wow what a research project

Government Book Talk

Many years ago I read “Ideas Die Hard,” a memorable story (at least to me) by Isaac Asimov. In the story, a crew of astronauts is on a flight to the moon under very tense circumstances. They go too far and see the dark side of the moon. SPOILER AHEAD: When they view the dark side, it’s a gigantic wood-and-paper stage set, the sight of which causes the crew to have a collective mental breakdown. At the end of the story, it’s revealed that the flight was a simulation and the simulator went just a bit further than intended. I think the story has stayed with me because it addresses the psychological dimensions of space exploration – an aspect I haven’t really seen addressed in news accounts or books.

NASA has filled this gap quite nicely with Psychology of Space Exploration, an engrossing new collection of articles on this theme…

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MOJAVE (2015): New Trailer Starring Garrett Hedlund & Oscar Isaac

Some very handsome guys in Mojave

The Movie My Life

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In the latest thriller starring Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund, I noticed a few things…

Written and directed by William Monahan, it’s the choice of music that stood out first and not necessarily in a bad way.

I like aspects of the editing and the bass in Hedland’s voice. Though, I am a  tad concerned by what seems to be excessive usage of the word ‘brother.’

My fingers are crossed that Mojave works. Hedlund’s character is interesting to me. I just wonder what the final conclusion will be on Isaac’s performance.

Mark Wahlberg and Dania Ramirez also star.

Release Date (s): January 22nd, 2016 (US)…

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Merry Christmas World

As I type this outside in the Mojave Desert facing East from my vantage point is a rare weather site.  A Night Rainbow as it lightly drops rain upon us.  What a Site to see. A once in a lifetime for Christmas hope many other travelers on hwy 14 north to bishop see it as well as they approach our local Jawbone Canyon Store before Isabella and Ridgecrest.

 

And tonight is the asteroid passing us tonight as well.

 

Pre Seasons Greetings Prayerful Miracles Blessings

The turkey is now leftovers. Black Friday is gone without a hitch. Cyber Monday the patient shoppers found just as good deals without camping out in a cold parking lot over night.

Now the real fun begins for the really big families  a Mom with 4 boys that love to believe in Santa as much as he doesn’t forget about them as they get older. Thank God I already have my greatest Christmas Gift. A hard working Husband to share the bills, cooking, holiday shopping, and presents with every tree filled Christmas morning.

Without such an A classic man who is a Plumber that never takes 38.00 an hour from anyone even though he is well worth every cent because hes been doing it since he was 13 with his Dad & we are in out late 50’s with boys barely in double digits 1 at 13 pre teen.

Christmas would be nothing without this wonderful father of my male children.  Santa has become too expensive for even some families to afford his myth and legend to be shared as a family.

How far will prices go up before they realize the only ones suffering are the ones doing already more than their fair share of sacrifice, work, bill paying,  and parenting & you still ask more from us at the places we shop for provisions for our families well being and sustenance.

May God be Kind and Benevolent to all those single parents out there who cant afford to be filling Christmas with Santa.  May they find Peace and comfort and well being through the holidays once more while still having a miracle upon them for GOD to fulfill someday just like the rest of us who haven’t used any of ours . I wish you equality the same as my miracle I am lucky to not need it fulfilled yet.

 

I love you but I am eternally grateful to my children’s Father for being a Plumber and Provider for me and a good Father to our children.

We make a good family because we are grateful to hold such a huge responsibility that is virtually extinct these days. A 2 parent household.

May everybody feel as blessed as me through this holiday season so we may be grateful for another year we are alive to see here.

Yesterday…..

Nothing too special a normal desert dusty day. Hotter than usual for a February but Drought, Desert, South Eastern California, and Water drying up has a tendency to find obedience in a place next door to hell itself. The hottest place in the world, Death Valley the only place in California not too concerned about its home states water woes. The hottest place in the world for how many 100’s of years now?

Mojave Desert!  The desert that even the mighty Colorado River ends it almighty flow & it just kinda stops. Therethe mighty river flows, then all of a sudden where did the Colorado go?  its gone because it ended back there?  I wish I was as smart as that river. Instead I just kept going further into this old desert.

People who live in the desert do so mostly to be left in peace, alone, prefer to go solo. But we also don’t like Liars, Thieves or Debauchery either.  In a place where survival is more than just instinctual mythology we cannot be bothered with bullshit, or around Liars, & thieves they never last too long here anyway. But to us it is always fun to help them find their way out of here one way or another. Who wants to go down into their misery? Nobody is really that sociable and so they languish on and on about themselves as always. then wonder how you can spot them a mile away.  They talk of life in a penthouse someday. Like that is going to happen

Eventually you still have to walk all the way home from the penthouse. A place where you look cool but fake, & temporarily well adjusted or so it seems……

Carson declares war on the press | TheHill

“They were supposed to expose and inform the people in a nonpartisan way,” he lamented.

Source: Carson declares war on the press | TheHill

“Everything needs to be looked at in context, and when news media picks one word or one phrase and they run with it and try to characterize people like that, I gotta tell you guys, that’s why people don’t trust you anymore,” he said. “I mean you’re down there with used car salesmen.”