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Who’s In Charge The Prez? Or….. The MIC/ SEC-E (That is the – Military Industrial Complex/ Security Elite!!!!)

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Last I checked it was the President along with congress (who basically represent us, the U.S.) that decide what the MIC/SEC-E does and where they do it ….. but au contraire mon ami,  the Joint Chiefs Chairman (Obama’s top military advisor) says ground force IS an option in Iraq!!! I guess he didn’t get the memo from the Prez and us…..

Contact congress and let them know what your ideas are on this issue.  PEACE
and read the memo…..




From http://www.nytimes.com below,

Middle East

U.S. General Open to Ground Forces in Fight Against ISIS in Iraq

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that while he was confident that an American-led coalition would defeat the Islamic State, he would not foreclose the possibility of asking Mr. Obama to send American troops to fight the militants on the ground — something Mr. Obama has ruled out.Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that while he was confident that an American-led coalition would defeat the Islamic State, he would not foreclose the possibility of asking Mr. Obama to send American troops to fight the militants on the ground — something Mr. Obama has ruled out.


But as President Obama prepares to send the United States on what could be a yearslong military campaign against the militant group, American intelligence agencies have concluded that it poses no immediate threat to the United States. Some officials and terrorism experts believe that the actual danger posed by ISIS has been distorted in hours of television punditry and alarmist statements by politicians, and that there has been little substantive public debate about the unintended consequences of expanding American military action in the Middle East.

Daniel Benjamin, who served as the State Department’s top counterterrorism adviser during Mr. Obama’s first term, said the public discussion about the ISIS threat has been a “farce,” with            

“members of the cabinet and top military officers all over the place describing the threat in lurid terms that are not justified.”

“It’s hard to imagine a better indication of the ability of elected officials and TV talking heads to spin the public into a panic, with claims that the nation is honeycombed with sleeper cells, that operatives are streaming across the border into Texas or that the group will soon be spraying Ebola virus on mass transit systems — all on the basis of no corroborated information,” said Mr. Benjamin, who is now a scholar at Dartmouth College.



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Quote Of The Night

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Albert Einstein

“Intelligent life on other planets? I’m not even sure there is on earth!”


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No grunting please….. while playing tennis…..

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There was a news story recently commenting that the way tennis players grunted whilst playing was unhealthy and….. it was possibly hurting their vocal cords and …..that people were considering that a rule be put into place so that players would not be allowed to GRUNT …..anymore !!!! Is there nothing that is allowed in our society these days?

It reminds me of a sign that I have passed in a few places as I drive by it says—

no walking
no standing
no parking
no stopping

NO BREATHING unless you have a permit !!!!!

Think about it…..and BREATHE!!!

Have a tremendously interesting  week!


Maiken Scott is a reporter for WHYY’s award-winning health and science desk, and covers behavioral health issues. She has reported on a wide range of topics in that field, including new treatments for depression, the …NewsWorks · 9/8/2014


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Kid Me Not…..

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Ross Macdonald is a writer of extraordinary class – pick up one of his books and open it to any page  ( as I have been doing with his ” Archer In Jeopardy” collection and you will be immediately drawn into the story, as if it were the first page hook.  His vocab is expansive with words I have never heard, words of his time.

I have gasped,jumped,  laughed for a couple of minutes and pondered his psychological portrayals that teach what he has gleaned from life while entertaining -

Below from ” The Zebra-striped Hearse”


” Kid me not. I read a great deal of mystery fiction in the long night watches, and I recognize that look you have on your face.You have the look of a shamus who is about to put the arm on a grifter.”
     ” How well you express yourself. I take it you know Damis?” (Lew Archer)
     ” In a casual way. He use to pass the time here, mainly before I took over the leash- the lease.”  He leaned forward over the table, and his long hair flopped like broken wings. ” Why do you suppose they all stopped coming? Tell me- you’re a trained objective observer-do I have an offensive personality?”
” Hose tells me business is slow all over,” I said noncommittally.



Happy Reading…..



So pick up a Lew Archer mystery you will be delighted lost in his world.


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I Miss…..

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James Garner
Lauren Bacall
Princess Diana
John Kennedy Jr.
Steve Jobs
Robin Williams
Joan Rivers

The wordl is a little less funny creative and sparkling since they left…..
but resting behind are little pieces of their spirits that live on in what they said and created!!!


They all thought different than the average bear!

Apple logo Think Different vectorized.svg


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Bravo To Obama

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There was an article in the NY Times today “The White House Memo”  Discussing President Obama’s approach to the recent string of problems.

One statement from a political analyst mentioned all the parties that Mr. Obama is trying to include in his response, stating one as “his own security establishment” which to me is a euphemism for the dreaded Military Industrial Complex i.e. corporate interests tied to military/security spending that override true defense of a nation.  Let’s create an acronym for it MIC, nix the MIC!!!
Let’s hope that MIC’s influence is minor, for war is profitable for a few at the top but  citizens and soldiers are the ones who take the brunt of the ill effects .

Another item mentioned was that President Obama was cautious and maybe to slow to act, but one rule in life, to reduce chaos, is never re-act to events .  Only act out of your own volition, your own conclusions.

It reminds me of an incident where there was a flash flood in the area  where I was driving one day.  Myself and two other motorists came upon a flooded road.  You either had to try to go through the water or turn around and find another way.  As the three of us sat before the flooded road (I was in the middle one car in front of me one behind) the car behind  honked and yelled to go ahead. I watched as the driver in front of me hesitated the forged into the water getting stuck.

The driver behind immediately turned around and drove away.  From that melodrama I learned, think for your self don’t be pressured.

And that is just what President Obama is doing. I say Bravo…..



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A Guy Named Frank, Upgrades and Why?

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” I like the one I have. Leave me alone !!”

-  Frank ( ala WOGL FM, Breakfast Club) in relation to the new apple phone announcement


No truer words were ever spoken, I say this as an owner of a vista computer.  We need say today as a collective mass of consumers,

NO, we don’t need no stinkin’ new phone..…”

or a personal fav,

I’m mad as hell about endless upgrades and I am not going to take it anymore.”

So fix it, mend it, work with it – do anything but upgrade it!!  Less trash ( tossed phones) more space for the big beautiful earth to grow trees under which you can have a picnic on a checkered tablecloth where a loaf of french bread and a glass of red wine awaits……

Peace and have a delicious night !


Quote/Counterquote: “We don’t need no stinking badges …
We ain’t got no badges! We don’t need no badges! … the famous quote about “stinking badges” in the movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is not “We don’t need no stinking badges!” That’s a comic paraphrase of the words spoken in the film.

Network (1976) – Quotes – IMDb

You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Then we’ll figure out … What am I supposed to do? Am I supposed to sit at home … unseen, living force. What I think the Hindus call prana. But it’s not a breakdown. I’ve never felt more orderly in my life …



Two great movies by the way…..


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