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Showing posts with label Lies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lies. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Ephemera



Soft, the silky sighs
Soothing, seeking silken lies
Slip beneath silk sheets

Yesterday’s kiss, lips
Blushing in the blissful mist
Touch on nothingness  

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Self Awareness


The way in is the way out, you must go through at the gate
Sensei said

We ate the fruit of the tree of  knowledge
We consumed a principle of justice, the understanding of good and evil
We became self-aware and cognizant of our failings

We became writers of laws

We wasted the world in selfish-conflict, greed
We became aware, and became aware of ourselves, of our lies
We were mired in the taxonomy of differentiation

We became arbiters of the law

We saw the other as our enemy, making them into effigies
We regarded ourselves with loathing, the cancer of dissatisfaction
We engaged in violent reprisals

We became instruments of the law

We went to the dance with Ego and Id
We were like Caine and Able, the herdsman and the farmer
We were urban and pagan, nomad and builder

The law blinded us to the demands of justice, we were its fools

Facing mirrors that pass through the universe
Gathering new images on the way—endlessly reflexive
The infinite seen as finite
The analogue of consciousness, coded with the cell
Carrying the sensed bits of eternity[1]




[1] Herbert, Frank, Chapter House Dune, 1985

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Wind


The empty harbor
Echoes of the forlorn heart
A wail of Sirens

Seagulls taken flight
Lift against the heavy wind
Driven from the shore

My breath escapes me
Icey in the morning mist
The fog clings to me

The wind, whispers lies
Fate blows cold over the deep
Ghost ships gone to sea

The broken mind swings
Raise the cup, drink salt-water
Laughter and madness



Saturday, May 5, 2018

Guns


Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
05.05.2018

Guns

The National Rifle Association is holding its convention this week.
Trump and his V.P. spoke there yesterday.
The NRA spent over thirty million dollars on the advertising during the presidential campaign in 2016 in support of their ticket.
They are a non-profit, they are not supposed to be able to spend money on politics, they get away with it under the guise that they are merely performing a public service, a public education campaign. They pretend that their mission is to teach gun safety.
In reality they are little more than the lobbying arm of gun manufacturers. They have admitted Russian billionaires to their membership, and to their board of directors.
In Russia there is no right to bear arms.
In America there is a divisive political issue perfectly tailored for the Russians to exploit.
The NRA is a 501 c 4. They are not required to disclose who their donors are. They are under investigation by FBI, intent on discovering those sources. They have publically attested that Russian money did not play a role in the campaign, without saying how much the Russian’s gave them.
What we know is this, dollar for dollar, all monies are fungible.
Trump lied and said the second amendment is under siege, by the Democrats, who want to take away their guns. There may be some who hold that position, but they are few.
The second amendment is not under siege. The right to bear arms is not absolute, it was intended to serve the purpose of supporting well-regulated militia’s. Military organizations with a command structure, accountability, including the idea that firearms must be held in an armory under lock and key.
Local communities have already always had the right to regulate the possession and sale of firearms, the history of the United States is replete with these laws.
Do not be fooled by Trump and his V.P., by Wayne La Pierre and the NRA. They are lying-liars, they are interested in money, not the lives of American citizens.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part One, A Private Sorrow; Chapter Three, Lies

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – One Page Per Day
Day 010, Wednesday
January 10th, 2018

Chapter Three: Lies

Kathy looked at Jim for a long time, observing him.

This was not abnormal in itself. They often spent long periods of time together in silence.

She could not read his thoughts, but she was adept at reading his body language, the smallest movements of his features, facial ticks, eyes movements and breathing.

She watched him as he sat at their table with the newspaper folded in his hands. She watched intently, until finally she asked him, “Jim…what is wrong?”

“I cannot say.” He said, as he looked past her, not meeting her gaze, but at the same time, welcoming a greater degree of scrutiny from her.

“Why not?” Kathy asked, a little bit more insistently.

She was normally much more circumspect, but in this moment she did not care if she pushed boundaries that she would have otherwise respected,

“You would not understand, if I did…I’m not talking about it.” he replied, even as he locked eyes with her and paused.

There was a tone of finality in his voice, as if to say that is it, you will not get anymore from me, but I want you to remain curious.

“I do not get it.” She responded. “Why did you ask to see me today, and in such a dismal mood, if you did not need something from me?”

Kathy wanted very much to be needed by Jim.

Of all the people she had ever known, everyone who had exploited her for one purpose or another, Jim was the only one she had spent time with that simply wanted to be in her company.

“As I said…you would not understand, even if I told you. I am in the middle of something intensely personal, regarding a project I have been working on for a very long time. We have never spoken of it, but the anticipation of its realization is more than I counted on.”

“That is all I can say about it, at the moment.” He said.
 
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Fake President - Part XII

Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
06.03.2017

I have been listening to footage of reporters asking a question of the White House spokesperson, “Does the President still believe that Climate Change is a hoax?” This little clip has been playing on a loop ever since T-Rump decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords.
I guess the reporters want to know if the president’s stated beliefs on climate science, that it is a hoax, invented by the Chinese to hurt the American economy, if this irrational, ungrounded and insane view of the world is what led to his decision.
Would it matter?
It would not matter.
T-Rump is a man without beliefs. He has no convictions. He is rudderless.
T-Rump only seeks opportunities to advance his narrative.
I did not say that T-Rump seeks opportunities to advance his agenda, because he has no agenda, there are no long term goals, there is no strategy or planning.
T-Rump’s only desire is to promote an image of himself as a winner, as a billionaire, as a doer. His withdraw from the Paris Accord’s was one of the few things he could do, that he promised to do on the campaign trail, that he was able to do on his own. Because the senate would not ratify the accords, the American people, and the world, were no protected from this kind of insane action.
T-Rump gets his little victory, and America loses another degree of prominence in the world, we cede another sector of the economic future to our global competitors, and a few members of congress, a few people in his cabinet, a few of his allies, make a tiny bit of profit in the short term.
He said he did it to keep a promise. He does not care about keeping promises. He lies about his intentions all the time.
He said he did it to save American jobs. He just robbed future generations of Americans of hundreds of thousands of jobs in the clean energy sector of manufacturing and technology.
He may have temporarily saved a few jobs in the coal sector, the dinosaur sector, the industrial revolution sector of the economy.
He cost us hundreds of billions of dollars in investment, in research and development, for the technologies that will move us toward the sun, and the wind, and the tides to power our future.
Worse than that, he has condemned the world, the entire world to a future in which the seas will rise, and coastal communities around the world will be erased by the waters that surround them.
This might have happened anyway, that is true, and we should not lose sight of it, but the longer we wait to forestall this impending doom, the longer we wait to take corrective measures, the more people and communities that will be displaced, and with their displacement will come famine, and pestilence, and war.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Fake President – Part VI



Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
03.25.2017

It was another off week for the fake president. T-Rump lost a battle for one of his central campaign promises. This is a good thing for the country, and it is a sobering look at how T-Rump works.
Let us be clear. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), popular known as Obamacare, is not a great healthcare system, it is not even a good system, but it is doing more for more people than the non-system that it replaced.
As a nation, we must move the goal toward a “single payer,” centrally funded, universal healthcare program, it is what the American people need, it is what we deserve, and while it may change significant economic sectors of our country, by eliminating some insurance markets etc…, it will be a massive boost to the economy in so many other ways. When the burden for the cost of healthcare is spread evenly across every strata of society, the burden of co-pays, and premiums will be removed from individuals, and their employers, which in turn will free up significant amount of money that will move to other places in the economy.
The people will benefit, and the insurance moguls, those multi billionaires, they will figure out what to do with their wealth, and they will be just fine.
T-Rump promised up and down the campaign trail to repeal and replace Obamacare on the first day he was in office, “immediately,” he would say. He made these promises while following the empty rhetoric of his republican colleagues, who voted to repeal and replace Obamacare more than fifty time since its passage, which votes they took knowing that President Obama would never sign it into law. They were safe, ill intentioned, cowardly votes that they backed away from just as soon as their might be real consequences for them to face.
T-Rump jumped into the discussion without any understanding of the ramifications of the various proposals that were on the table. He did not care what was in the bill. He only wanted to sign something and claim a win.
T-Rump and the republicans, especially the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, lied to the American people everyday in the weeks leading up to their debacle in the house.
They told us everyday that Obamacare was unstable, imploding, exploding, despite the fact that that Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said that this was not true.
What they meant by this was: if Obamacare was left unchanged, people would begin to lose their coverage, premiums would continue to rise to the point that the average American would not be able to afford their insurance.
When the CBO scored the T-Rump, and Ryan’s plan what they found was that twenty-four million people would lose their coverage, and premiums would skyrocket for the poor, the sick, and the elderly.
T-Rump and Ryan were planning to take us exactly to the place they were projecting Obamacare would take us to in their fear-mongering and doom-saying.
The republicans had seven years to come up with a plan to replace the affordable care act, and they came up with nothing they could actually agree on.
They have a republican president, and hold majorities in both houses of congress, and they could not get their own team to agree.
Typically, T-Rump wants to blame the democrats, even though he never invited them to the table to negotiate.
T-Rump fails again.
Paul Ryan looked like he was about to cry. In his heart of hearts, he wanted to pass a bill that would deprive millions of people of their health insurance, of the security of knowing that if they were ill, they would not lose their house, or their savings, or their lives. He expressed real sorrow about this.
T-Rump brought nothing to the table, thankfully, his negotiating skills are not at all what he boasted of. If he had succeeded, the American people would have been screwed.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fake President – Part V



Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
03.18.2017

T-Rump was on the rampage again this week.

He has still refused to admit that he lied to the American people when he falsely accused President Barrack Obama of illegally wiretapping his office building. During his joint press conference with Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, when he was asked a question about the fabricated charges he had leveled against Obama, he attempted to pull her into his lie. He suggested in a joking manner, that he and the German Chancellor had both been the subject of wiretaps by the Obama administration.

Angela Merkel looked at him like he was crazy.

She did not respond to his repugnant remarks in any way.

T-Rump’s staff could be heard laughing loudly in the background. All American’s of good conscious were hanging their heads in shame.

Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary, suggested that the reason that none of our intelligence services, law enforcement agencies, or the Justice department could not provide evidence of the wiretapping, was because Obama had the illegal activity conducted through his allies in the British Intelligence service.

Sean Spicer cited an interview on Fox News as his source of that information.

Within twenty-four hours he, along with the director of national intelligence, were walking those comments back. Great Britain, categorically denied the claims. Fox news distanced themselves from the commentator who made them, and Donald Trump was not taking any responsibility for the egregious error.

He said so in his press conference, no apology was made, his spokesman was not speaking for him, and Fox news was to blame.

Meanwhile, during the course of the week, the Congressional Budget office came out with their scoring of the T-Rump health care plan; twenty-four million people would lose their coverage, eighteen million in the first year; premiums would go up for the low income and the elderly, and the wealthy would receive massive tax breaks.

So much for his campaign promises to expand coverage and make insurance more affordable.

T-Rump is a fraud and a liar, a fraud and a liar is he, a Russian pawn, a crook and a thief.