Archive | April, 2016

Date Night

21 Apr

Instead of watching a show last night, I watched this Youtube video on the Hydroplane Theory. What I love about this video is that it is presented by a mechanical engineer, so the theory is explained in very logical terms. It is basic 9th grade science, so the understanding of it is accessible. In other words, if this dumb blonde can get it, anyone can!

When you have a free night, watch this on the tell a vision or the computer. If you watch with someone, you will have fun discussing it afterwards.

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The Outsiders

6 Apr

“The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.” ~ Karl Marx

 

Throughout my voting years, people have told me that it is futile to vote because the “ruling class” decides who will be the next president. I’ve always considered these folks to be conspiracy theorists. Then along comes Sanders and Trump, and all of a sudden; we’ve got two outsiders emerge who have disrupted the system thereby shining a light on the hidden machinations.

In the film, All The President’s Men, the character, Deep Throat, offers the sage advice to “follow the money”. When we follow the money, we come to see that we are indeed being played. Let’s look at the Clinton/Sanders election.

Without a doubt Hillary Clinton is the establishment’s choice for several reasons; the most important being that she can be bought. After leaving the state department Hillary accrued $12 million in speaking fees. It is interesting to see who she spoke to……. Surely shelling out six figures for a 30-minute speech isn’t for special favors in return, right?

Next in Clinton’s arsenal are the super PACs. These well-oiled machines spew out a plethora of negative ads. Would you believe $3 million alone was spent on negative Trump ads? A quick look at who her top contributors are gives you an idea of the amount of money shelled out and to whom favors are to be returned……

Top that off with a majority of superdelegates in her pocket, and Sanders’ only hope is that she will be indicted. Then again, the establishment does not want Sanders. Why? He will upset the rank and file of the “oppressing class”, aka the establishment, aka the elite, aka the bourgeoisie. Not that Sanders doesn’t have super PACs forking out money and doing some dirty work. One need only go to a Trump speech to find these dregs of society intimidating voters……

On the right, we have the Trump/Cruz/C3P0 election. Trump has put the establishment in quite a pickle. Why? Prior to running he held a position in their ranks. He is doing the unthinkable by not taking their money. The buck stops here, so to speak. They know very well what this means; like Sanders, their rank and file will now be upset. This has wreaked havoc in the Republican primaries. The super PACs have spent millions for Bush, then Rubio, and now Kasich and Cruz……..

Unlike the Democrats, they know that if Trump reaches the magical 1237 delegate count, they are screwed. In response, they have started to play dirty by stealing Trump’s already claimed delegates, running negative ads, placing negative media of Trump in place of important current events, and hinting that they may change the rules again at a contested convention……

What I find the most fascinating about this race is that I believe Sanders and Trump will not go gentle into that good night. My hopes are that they don’t.