Tuesday, December 31, 2013
If you're ruthless enough there's nobody that you can't surmount. During WW 11 the Japanese found the North Vietnamese much easier to handle than the soft Americans would 20 years later. The Japs stopped the N. Vietnamese from growing food crops resulting in up to 2 mil of them starving to death, the survivors often resorted to cannibalism. Also during WW 11, Joseph Stalin thought the Chechens to be untrustworthy so he deported most and killed the rest such that there were no Chechens living in Chechnya. I was talking to a friend of Scott's, a girl from Moscow, recently and we were discussing the Chechens takeover of the Dubrovka Theatre in Moscow in Oct. 2002 and the Beslan (Russia) School Massacre in July, 2004 also by the Chechens both incidents resulting in the deaths of many Russians. Perhaps nostalgia for Uncle Joe remains in Russia even today, I remarked to her that during both of these attacks many Chechens had been killed....Smiling pleasantly, .....They should kill them all.....
On Jan. 8, 1997 a Brink's Armored Truck crashed on an Interstate Overpass next to the impoverished Black Ghetto of the Overtown section of Miami with much of its 3.7 mil spilling out on the Overpass. Immediately hundreds of Overtown residents ran up on the Overpass and were seen grabbing as much money as they could and then descending back into their abodes before the Police got there. For the next 2 days the Police went door to door threatening Overtown residents that if they had any of this money bad things would happen to them if they didn't turn it in. The residents laughed at the Police slamming the door in their faces. About $20 was turned in with over a half mil still missing, nothing bad ever happened to any of the Overtownians concerning this.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Mikhail Kalashnikov died recently at "94," the inventor of the Kalashnikov Assault Rifle. A lot of people say that his was only a replica of the NAZI P-43. The Nazis came up with some astounding creations, it's said that the 1st Spaceship on the Moon was just a bigger V-2 Rocket of Werner von Braun. The Prussian aristocrat looked like a socialite whereas our guys all looked like eggheads. A notorious risk-taker, Hitler was going to have to play the hand he was dealt with insufficient natural resources, had he what the Americans had the Germans would have won. An American Squadron Commander said.....For every plane I lost they sent me 4 for every plane the Germans lost there weren't any more. One old bird on the History Channel said we didn't defeat them we outproduced them. What do I look like. I never felt that if I was a leg up on somebody that I should roll over on them. I was very happy that Mikhail Khodorkovsky was released from prison after 10 years, he was a political prisoner. He's no longer Russia's richest man in fact he's broke and I guess Vlad will settle for that. Kelly Pavlik (see my Blog of March 11, 2013) was recently arrested for a likely DUI back in Ohio. Kelly said that it was unfair for people to expect him not to get drunk as there's so many places that sell beer. This childish outlook might stem from brain seizures that he had a few months ago, Kelly's love of beer (alcohol shrinks the brain) and constantly getting whacked while boxing makes it likely that Kelly, who left boxing a very wealthy man, won't be with us that much longer leaving his wife, Samantha, a widow and his 2 small children fatherless. The TV Media offers solutions to anything that one can think of, maybe they should rush to Kelly with succor. In Las Vegas on the ABC, CBS and NBC local affiliates, not Fox, during their newscasts off to the side you'll see----INJURED? CALL ED BERNSTEIN ph. no. Shilling for a personal injuries lawyer during their newscasts they have no shame---no one in the TV Media does.
Lately there's been a lot of talk in the TV Media about Ducks. I've been watching Sports for a long time and the most dramatic I've seen was the 1500 meters, the last event, in the Decathlon in the 1960 Rome Olympics. Rafer Johnson and C.K. Yang who were teammates at UCLA coached by Ducky Drake dueled throughout the 2 days of the Decathlon with all coming down down to the final event. Rafer of the USA was ahead of C.K. of Taiwan by 67 points but C.K.'s best was 18.2 seconds better than Rafer's best in the 1500 and Rafer was going to have to be within 10 seconds of C.K.'s time if he was going to win the Decathlon Olympic Gold Medal so it could have gone either way. Throughout the 1500 the 2 exhausted men gave everything they had with C.K. desperately trying to pull ahead of Rafer by enough to win but Rafer stuck close and only lost to C.K. by 6 yards and 1.2 seconds to win the Decathlon Gold. I was 13 when I saw this on TV and have yet to see its equal.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
I thought that I could cross to England from, say, Rotterdam, I couldn't so I had to buy tickets to catch 7 trains in 14 hours from Amsterdam, only 71 Euros, to Calais, France. I said I don't know if I can catch all these, it was 14 hours with a 6 hour stopover in Antwerp, that is catch 7 trains in 8 hours. Antwerp's Train Station is old and beautiful and they lock it up at 10 P.M. and I was going to have to wait outside until 4 A.M. I was talking to 2 real nice Station Security Guys and they said to just put my stuff in a coin locker, they checked the schedule and told me what track to be on to get out in the morning. The one guy had been to the States and was a fan of Professional Wrestling (I'm not). So anyway, I'm standing outside in the cold and I'm worried because this was sort of the Red Light District and I didn't want to get robbed. I approached a couple of young policemen in a patrol car and they said you definitely shouldn't be standing here overnight. They said to walk a half mile to a Police Station. I did but they wouldn't let me sit inside, I asked the cop if I could wait outside of it and he said, It's a Free Country. Now, this was a real well-lit area across from a Park and there were all these Orthodox Jews who worked in the Diamond Business walking around in 2's and 3's at 2 and 3 A.M. like it was 2 or 3 P.M., they were all little guys with big thick hats, seeing this was real interesting. Then I saw the Police arrive at the Station with a big, beefy guy in handcuffs who they had arrested, he was going where the one cop was leading him but there were a total of 8 cops in case the Suspect tried to make good on whatever it was that he was bellowing....Amongst them was one of the young policemen who I had spoken with outside of the Train Station, he saw me standing at a distance watching all this and he came running over....He Robs, He Steals....I said he hasn't been a good boy since he was quite young and my new friend quickly agreed. I went back to the Station and caught my next train and the successive ones to Calais having really enjoyed my stopover in Antwerp and the company of those Belgian Guys.
I was watching a cartoon recently in which a dog has a bunch of dogs lined up and says We'll begin our morning Yoga class....Downward-facing dog....Now, Upward-facing dog....Father Edward Flanagan began Boys Town outside of Omaha in 1917, the Good Father was known for saying...There's No Such Thing As a Bad Boy....On the History Channel they showed Father Flanagan smiling at a recent arrival whose hometown Charleston, W.Va. newspaper had trumpeted his going to Boys Town where he would learn great things, the sweet-faced boy smiling back at Father Flanagan---a young Charles Manson who ran away 4 days later.....It looks like the MGM is going to put a Casino in Springfield, Mass. where Basketball was created and where I went to see the Basketball Hall of Fame 2 years ago, they shouldn't be allowed to put a trashy casino in this wholesome Shrine. There was a big story on the greatness of welterweight boxer Adrien Broner in this past week's S.I. Only "24" Adrien already has been locked-up for a year. A man who enjoys fun, the 27-0 Adrien said "I could knock God out...." We've gotta wonder what Adrien was abusing in order for him to make his claim. Sat. Nite Adrien was badly beaten by Heavy 'Dog Marcos Maidana of Argentina who knocked the now 27-1 Adrien down twice. Nothing is better than a good night's sleep, you wake up feeling great full of vim and vigor.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sheldon Adelson is speaking againt the potential Evil that is On-Line Gambling. Sheldon is an Army Vet as an Enlisted Man and as a patriotic American has risen up through the ranks in civilian life to become the 12th Wealthiest Person in the World with 34.4 bil. He doesn't look at Life through Rose-Colored Glasses as do so many and sees the Danger of somebody in their underwear sitting in their bedroom and over 2 days gambling away their life savings, with unrestricted On-Line Gaming this would happen a lot, Sheldon is a wise and virtuous Jewboy. You've known me to go 10 thou on a Sportsbet but always in a Casino, betting on some computer sounds creepy I've never done it. Minimum Wage has never been intended to be an End-All Be-All, say somebody working the counter at McDonald's for 30 years. Bill Gates calles "flipping hamburgers" to be "opportunity" for advancement.
Nelson Mandela was "95" why wouldn't he die. Since Apartheid ended South Africa has one of the highest rates of violent crime in the World, there are 50 murders a day, also a high percentage of its population is infected with the AIDS Virus, they've had a lot to be proud of. Despite this the American TV Media which consists of Boot-Lickers, Liars and Deceivers are all-excited about what Nelson's Rise brought about. The job description that the TV Media answered was "Are you willing to grovel on your belly and bark like a dog in order to keep your job?" Congratulations to Coach Bobby Hauck and the UNLV Rebels on their 7-5 Season and selection to play in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day, who'dathunkit. The Bucks were way overrated anyway ranked 2nd after giving up 41 points to a so-so Michigan team. Nick Saban and Missouri's Gary Pinkel (Akron Garfield) were teammates at Kent State I saw them play, Ohio-Mother of Coaches. I sent Ted Kaczynski, the former Unabomber a Christmas Card. Doesn't it say in the New Testament that you should visit people in Prison, Tim Tebow goes to prisons and visits all on Death Row. Dr. Kaczynski did a great service to this Country by bombing with impunity for 17 Years only ending with his own Brother, David, turning him in, the American People were able to see how brain-damaged their fabled FBI was in their efforts to catch him (see my Blogs on Ted Kaczynski). Unfortunately the American People are also slow-witted and didn't insist on the FBI's Reform which would have foiled the Disaster that was 9-11 only a few years later. The FBI was simple then and today, they're just dumb. You, my Readers, do something nice for somebody else for a change, can you imagine what Christmas must be like in Prison: No. 04475-046, US Penitentiary-Max, P.O. Box 8500, Florence, Colorado, 8126-8500. Nobody expects you to go to SuperMax in CO but you can send Ted a Card or something else that he might enjoy.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
From Paris to Amsterdam by bus after arriving at 6 A.M. I took the train to the Central Station where they have a listing of hotels, once again due to packed conditions I was shut out and was lucky to once again stay at a Hostelling International location. Not so luxurious as my 4-man room in Paris it was a 12-person room with both sexes and both nights somebody, I don't know who kept a window open near my bunk, those Europeans, it was cold as heck. I announced if I ever get to London I'm getting my own room. The 2 big attractions are the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum at Museum Square. The Rijksmuseum had been recently reopened after a 10-year renovation and features 8000 artworks of the Old Masters. Perhaps the most famous is "The Night Watch" painted by Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606 to 1669) known for his exquisite balance of light and shade in 1642 at the height of the Dutch Golden Age. It features a huge painting of the Home Guard in dynamic poses, the little girl is their mascot and even she has a pistol in her belt. The Van Gogh (pronounced Van Hohhhhk) Museum shows 200 of his paintings including my favorite "The Potato Eaters" whose woebegone figures seem animated. Vincent Van Gogh (1853 to 1890) only painted for 10 years but turned out over 800 paintings, I've probably seen 400. I've been to Arles, France where in 1888 the tortured genius cut-off part of his ear in an epileptic seizure leading to the townspeople unkindly dubbing him "Fou Rou," Crazy Redhead. The Stedelijk also at Museum Square is Contemporary Art from early 20th Century to the Present, it's good but not real good. I went to the Hermitage Amsterdam which is the largest branch of the Hermitage in St. Pete and opened in 2009. In the Amstelhof a classical building from 1681 it featured paintings and artifacts mostly associated with Peter the Great (1672 to 1725) the talented Russian Czar who you didn't lightly offend, he personally cut off heads and had his own son killed. I was disappointed I didn't think it was all that extensive or interesting, it was okay. I had been to Amsterdam a few times but never to the Rembrandt House Museum. The House is kept as it was when Rembrandt lived there from 1639 to 1656 when he went bankrupt and the House and all of his possessions were sold off. My 3rd Day in Amsterdam I stored my bag at the Hostel and then left on a 5 P.M. train heading towards Calais.
Barry is trying to rule by Fiat as though he were Dictator and the Weak-Minded TV Media is allowing his Attempt (the TV Media's minds are little puddles). During the Civil War George B. McClellan while Commander of the Army of the Potomac (later the Democratic Presidential Candidate in 1864) was heard to say that what this Country needed was a Dictator with himself as Dictator. Lincoln wrote to McClellan who was doing poorly as Commander....Only Successful Generals can become Dictators....I'm still trying to find a nice big car so that I can donate my current ride. Blackie Cat has no doubt been adopted by now but stop in anyway at "Jim's" in Rosemead as their food is great and they have other Stray Cats that they feed who would like a Good Home. No Cat should be de-clawed if you think that they should you shouldn't be adopting one as they think the same of having their finger-nails pulled out as you would. I don't see where my Pageviews have gone down, they've gone up---TV Media Ed does not want you! NFL Teams don't want Tim Tebow and his "Baggage," but as so many teams are desperate for a Quarterback many of them should reconsider, I think Tim is great and I wish the Browns would hire him. Happy Wishes to McKayla as she blows out 18 Candles on Monday. If the TV Media were made up of normal people they would give me the Public Attention that my Ability warrants and I'd be making a lot of money, a young couple (well, her) starting out needs a lot especially us. I've never been married and I aspire to the Best, in all ways McKayla is a beautiful girl.