Predators

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]

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Did you think Like Water for Chocolate (1992) is Art

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]

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Blasey Ford’s family members’ CIA connections:

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]

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Doughboy’s letter from home

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]

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The wonders of competitive bidding

By contrast, the U.S. Air Force first estimated it would cost more than $19 billion to buy a package with 350 new advanced jet trainers and about 40 simulators. Instead, Boeing offered to deliver up to 475 T-X aircraft and 120 simulators for no more than $9.2 billion. That’s equivalent to an “eye-watering” $19 million unit price per aircraft, excluding the costs needed to pay for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase and 120 simulators, says James McAleese, founder of McAleese & Associates.

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