In light of the incessant sexual assault claims coming forward as of late, I am having trouble identifying fact from fiction. I do believe this happens and I also believe it was happening when I was working in corporate America for 20 years. To what extent I do not know, but I believe some women are minimizing real victims with distortion and slander.
In any case, I thought I’d focus on how women can avoid the situation in the first place. This is in no way an attempt to “blame the victim” but simply a list of safety rules that were highly effective for me . I’d also add that the local police station in the city where I lived in CA asked me to help them host a seminar on how women can avoid these kinds of confrontations.... [Read More]
Like Water for Chocolate (1992) is a Mexican film directed by Alfonso Arau. The screenplay was written by Laura Esquivel, the author of the book on which the film is based (1989).
The style of the film is termed magic realism. This is often used to convey ideas about changes that should be made to traditions and social structures within a society. It contains magical happenings that are treated as if they are a normal part of real life. Even without knowing this, the film is beautiful in its own right. Magic Realism is often considered an art form, and this film is Art.... [Read More]
20th Century was like no other. Many things happen for good and for ill. It was unprecedented in technological advances. 10s of millions of people died needlessly. Did the good outweigh the bad or did the bad outweigh the good? What grade would you give it? Please explain how you chose that grade?
When I grew up I just took it for granted that athletes trained hard and didn’t dope. Now I don’t think that way. There are just too many ways to get an edge through chemicals. When you want to win at any cost how do say no to ways to win?
The questions are:... [Read More]
I sense we have achieved the point of over-reach by our enemies.
Claimants are now backtracking from sworn statements
Charges have moved to “throwing ice”
Mitch McConnell has declared there will be a vote
Jeff Flake seems to be realizing he just really really is left holding the ACME anvil while standing on thin air…... [Read More]
Bradkey Unmanning, yclept “Chelsea”, told an audience in London that life in the US is like being in prison.
Security cameras everywhere! (That is too funny, considering London is far better blanketed with video surveillance than our cities–and earlier) …and:... [Read More]
I wanted to express something here, about myself, but that got me to wondering about the rest of the people on here.
Are you human?
Continue reading “How human or what kind of human are you?”
It really doesn’t matter what the score is at the beginning of the game or at halftime. All that matters is the score when the final buzzer sounds. Or as we like to say the Xanax bell. :-)
Christine Blasey Ford: her grandfather, Nicholas Deak was a well known CIA agent for decades.
Then her father Ralph Blasey ran 3 CIA-front companies: Red Coats Inc; Data Watch and Admiral Security Systems.
Her brother Ralph Blasey II once worked for the law firm Baker Hostletler which was behind the creation of GPS Fusion. (GPS Fusion was behind the creation of the Steele Dossier.)
Apparently Michael Savage has been discussing this on his radio show. And here is a link where a great deal more is uncovered:... [Read More]
I inherited a few mementos when Uncle Fred died five years ago, and my Cousin Bo sent me some old papers. I started looking through them after Dad died two years ago. Among them is a package of letters that were preserved by my great-grandmother from my grandfather’s time in World War I. Mostly they are his letters to home that were kept by his mother. The Army heavily censored all soldiers’ mail, so they mostly consist of “I am still alive and I heard from” this or that relative. His name was Otis and he died when I was a small boy.
A couple of the letters are different. Below is a letter that he kept in his kit and brought back from the war. It is a letter from home. We are approaching the centennial of that letter.... [Read More]
Okay, so sexual horseplay at 17, the height of the hormonal storm, is now evidence of demon possession.
And after this week, prepare for “wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging!”... [Read More]
For the purpose of this post I would like to discuss time eating. I put up a chart of how much time people spend eating per day. North America seems to be world leaders in speed. I wonder why that is. Why are other countries slower? ... [Read More]
I am getting 5 old fluorescent light fixtures replaced today with three dumb LEDs and two smart LEDs.
I am curious how common LEDs fixtures are for for you. ... [Read More]