Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Ask yourself, when was the last time anyone one of these freaks flew on a airliner with other passengers? Now they all fly with private jets. When was the last time they were searched by an x-ray machine and were embarrassed and had their things pawed through. They all have people that do their flying, driving and shopping. They all have nannies, chefs, servants and public relations people that repair damage or put a spin on a bad story…Now get this, its all paid for by your tax dollar and the Lawyer loopholes and the new rules they made. Not one of these fools really cares about you and me. They have no idea what really happens when you are out of money and your credit cards are maxed out a week before payday and they are going to shut your lights off before you can pay the bill… They don‘t know the hopeless feeling it is when you don‘t have a job because a foreigner took it and you have to borrow money from your parents to heat the house, eat and feed the kids.
See what I mean, I don’t have to tell you all this stuff. Its all the same and it will never change and to me its so boring because its been going on for years. The people of today are like clones and sheep being led around by the nose. I have been saying it for months…its only going to get worse and it is!… It will never get better and really change and if it does, the problems will still be there, only you will have to pay double for it… While you are doing that you might as well give them a raise and a new fleet of new bullet proof limos. They are going to need them in the future…..
Having said all that, welcome to 2014 and a very Happy New Year if that is at all possible.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Sunday, December 29, 2013
These days that is so true…
What are parents not doing? Are they setting a good example? Do they set limits? At what age do you say enough is enough...Its still OK to say “Don’t watch that show“ Its still OK to say if your friend jumps of the bridge doesn‘t mean you have to! .. Most of the problems start when both parents work and the kids are left unattended. The supervision that young people desperately need is not there. This is how the trouble begins. Young people with very curious minds should be reminded that the TV show they watch is just what the name implies. “A Show” or an act and its not real. Its as simple as that. Tell them its fake and in between the commercials and ads that entice you buy something its designed to titillate your imagination. To provoke you into doing things that will hurt you. To make you spend money. Believe me that is true…Most shows today are designed to sell you something. A game or a product or a drug. TV today is only an advertising tool you involuntarily let into your house so they can make money. Think of it as something, “that sell things continuously“. The entertainment value is practically zero. A few years ago they had something called prime time TV...Now its mostly an exhibition of who can do the most asinine things…Real people are not like this but we are turning into a society that does crazy things to be famous. What they do is just an act for the camera. The shows or sitcoms that are still there are laced with body part jokes that are more for shock value and are not in the least bit funny. Did you notice the bullying epidemic got worst when a show called “Glee” started. The writers of that show wrote “Nip-tuck“. Doesn’t that tell you something? They turned the “Talent show” craze into a show that goes to the edge. One that pushes things to the limit. Yet, no one did anything about it.
Those writers are allowed to poison the minds of the kids who will believe the stuff they write..Its the same thing with so-called reality TV. Its not real.. Then there is the internet…Believe me here, parents cannot let young minds go on the internet without supervision… Never ever trust your son or daughter to do this alone. It’s like giving them a handgun and bullets then telling them to never to load the gun… Its mental suicide… The cell phone is something else that is addicting and hazardous to your mental health. Not to mention it costs a small fortune every month. People will do practically anything to pay the cell phone bill every month. We have turned into a society walking around looking at our palms addicted to a hand held computer. How many Politicians and celebrities were caught exposing their private parts via text message? Do your kids do that? Do your kids send sex messages? When was the last time you checked your son or daughters cell phone? Think about that… A young mind is very open to suggestions good or bad. A kid will usually try anything once. TV ads prey on families where both parents work. The advertisers know this and don’t care. Its like they are setting a bad example on purpose. Young minds are being shoved and pushed in the wrong direction everyday. Families are in chaos and being torn apart because of drug and alcohol addiction. Sickness and health mean nothing anymore… My solution is simply not to watch TV. The more I talk to people about this phenomenon the more I hear of them doing the same thing. By not watching TV I feel a lot better and my mind is clear of negative thoughts and ideas.
Today we are in the middle of a drug, alcohol, and electronic epidemic. They don’t want you to know this…Take a pill to feel good and if you feel good then have a drink to celebrate feeling good. Have a drink to watch a sport or celebrate a win… They want you to think If you don’t drink you will feel alone and left out because everybody drinks and takes pills.…This is what they are programming young minds to do. Kids actually think this is what real people do. They don’t want you to be an individual they want you to the join the crowd and spend, spend, spend. That is what they are really saying. They don't care who lives or who dies...
Saturday, December 28, 2013
The other day I wrote about the TV mini series “Great Expectations” and “Downton Abbey”. I also enjoy reading Jane Austin and Anita Shrive novels about the past. I also mentioned how I wished I was living back in that time period. When I left the house the other day I was thinking about that. As I was driving to the store and as I usually do, going the long way around. I noticed that when I go someplace, it could be anywhere. To the store or just to go out for the sake of going out. I always go by way of the back roads and through neighborhoods with shortcuts where the older homes are. They remind me of growing up and where I used to live. The roads I travel on, on my way to getting there are quiet and you very seldom see any other cars. Years ago there weren’t that many cars and I like it that way. I just came to realized that I’m living in the past…Sort of. Then during one of my walks on the beach where I meditate, I really thought about it and if were up to me things remain the same. Yes, I do have all the modern conveniences plus and my car is a 2005 Mustang…I bought it new. The point is it’s a Mustang and not a foreign car. I try not to buy anything foreign. I wear corduroy pants and leather boots in the winter, now get this, with suspenders and I dress nicely all the time. I ride a bicycle in the summer and I have been doing that for years. My diet is eat anything I want, only half as much. I noticed s while ago that I eat just like my Dad. In fact I eat the same kinds of foods he did. He was born in 1915. Then there is what I watch on TV or in the movies. I lean toward the older movies and of coarse movies about the seventeen and eighteen hundreds and I love the way the people lived then. Stories about Kings and Queens are my favorite…The way I see it, if I lived during that time period I would have been a gentleman and a man who enjoys helping people. I would have rode a horse to where ever I went. A Mustang perhaps? ….Now, I actually believe I am stuck in the 1950s or 60s. I refuse to accept progress and what it passes for these days, in any way shape or form. In my opinion we are going no where in this country much too fast for the sake of greed and we are taking no hostages. I absolutely refuse to be greedy nor will go after any money. Believe it or not money doesn't mean that much to me..I want to be free and feel safe where I am. I will not take any chances and move forward into this dog eat dog world Why should I go forward into this complicated mess we call a country? I refuse and will do everything I can, not to pay high prices for anything. I do not watch advertising or commercials on TV. I won’t buy anything because the other person has it or because it’s the thing to do. If I want something I will do research to look for the right store and if the price is to high I will wait for a sale. I will not rush anywhere and I am never late for doing anything. I am courteous and kind. I respect the old and young alike. I smile and talk to anyone. I’m stuck in the 50s and I love it. I will not move...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
At the cash register of the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own shopping bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The cashier responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations. You didn't have the green thing."
She was right, our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.
Back then, we returned milk bottles, soft drink bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycling. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.
But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every shop and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.
But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.
Back then, we washed the baby's nappies because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.
But that young lady is right. We didn't have the green thing back in our day.
Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the post, we used wrapped up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn petrol just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.
But she's right. We didn't have the green thing back then.
We drank water from a tap when we were thirsty instead of demanding a plastic bottle flown in from another country. We accepted that a lot of food was seasonal and didn't expect that to be trucked in or flown thousands of air miles. We actually cooked food that didn't come out of a packet, tin or plastic wrap and we could even wash our own vegetables and chop our own salad.
But we didn't have the green thing back then.
Back then, city people took the tram or a bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mothers into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?
Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smart-ass young person.
Don't make old people mad. We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off.