Saturday, December 31, 2016
Of course, having been to Tokyo a few times, I've visited the Yasukuni Shrine. Dedicated in 1869, by the Emperor Meiji, to commemorate the military-dead in the service of Japan, 2.4 names are inscribed. It's a Shinto Shrine, mostly open-air, you can see Shinto Priests moving-about inside, and the Japanese kneel on the outside, I of course, didn't get too-close, maybe stood 30 yards away. Absurdly, it's become a pariah for high Japanese government-officials. Dec. 26, 2013, Shinzo Abe, the Japanese PM, paid his respects, and was widely denounced by the U.S. and other Asian countries, as among the names inscribed are 1068 considered to be WW 11 war-criminals. 2 million of the Japanese armed-forces died during WW 11, mostly the sons of the rice-farmers, and the Shrine is honoring their memory as they died in the service of Japan, it matters not if they died from bullets or being hung by the Americans, for high Japanese officials not to go here would be odd, as is the current-situation. Go to the right a hundred yards and there's The Yushukan, dedicated in 1882, it's Japan's oldest war-museum, and it's cracker-jack. For the most-part it deals with Japan's military accomplishments from the winning of the Russo-Japanese War in 1905, to the conclusion of WW 11 in 1945. The lightly-armored Japanese "Zero", the A6M, made by Mitsubishi, was much the superior-plane during the War in the Pacific, until 1943, when the Americans introduced the Hellcat, and they have a Zero inside the Museum. It had 2 20 millimetre cannons on the wings, and 2 fixed 7.7 millimetre machine guns. In another exhibit, they had one of these machine guns displayed, gazing at it while an old Japanese guy was there, he glanced up at me with an air of experience ...excellent gun...
LaVell Edwards, highly-successful football coach at Brigham Young for 29 seasons, has died at "86". Becoming head-coach in 1972 at a traditionally-moribund football school, LaVell installed a dynamic passing-attack, bringing in quarterbacks such as Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Ty Detmer, Robbie Bosco, and Marc Wilson, for the trigger. In 1984, LaVell's team went 13-0, and then beat Michigan in the Holiday Bowl, to give a Mormon school in the middle of nowhere, a National Championship. LaVell, one of 14 children, leaves his wife of 65 years, Patti, and 3 children. Called by Orrin Hatch ...a humble but confident leader... He'll be missed
...Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted--8th Amendment Nobody is in there because they're escape-artists, they're there to punish them more than other convicts, which violates the U.S. Constitution. SuperMax should be shut-down and the prisoners distributed amongst other federal prisons. Get your fat-butts behind this and do the right-thing for once
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The Clark County Public Libraries (Las Vegas), were closed for Thanksgiving, and the day-after, and were closed for Christmas, and the day-before, the 2 unnecessary-days they get-off, are times when most of the Public have it off, and would flock to the Library, if they could. The Library Employees rather than public-servants are self-serving
The Harvard Alumni Association apologized for publishing in their report of the Awards and Achievements of the Class of 1962, Ted Kaczynski's notation ...Eight Life Sentences... This upset many of their Alumni. Ted, by showing how incompetent the FBI is, them unable to stop him from bombing with impunity for 17 years, a long time, showed that they were sort-of worthless. Should Don listen to their mindless-blabber, his mind would-be weirded-out for the rest of the day. As President, he needs to think clear-thoughts. I received a letter from an official at SuperMax, in which was enclosed the twenty I had sent Ted along with my Christmas Card, as he's not allowed to receive-money. They open and examine all the mail, the letter said that he received a similar-letter regarding this, and that he received my card. I'm flattered that Dr. Kaczynski would take my Christmas Cards for the past few years. Perhaps, we can improve conditions at SuperMax as Robert Hood, Warden from 2002 to 2005, said ...In my opinion, it's far much worse than death...
Monday, December 26, 2016
Once again my popularity in Russia is great, I think I might go to Moscow and St. Pete this Spring, tho pain to get a visa, should I, Vlad, are you gonna have me over for tea? Yesterday, at 5 A.M., when it opened, I went to the nearby McDonald's, for their Big Breakfast (I ask for 2 syrups), coffee, and a newspaper. I asked the manager, kidding, if she was getting triple-time In an Eastern European accent ...they are very cheap...
Thursday, December 22, 2016
It's been 50 years ago this month, that Sheriff Ralph Lamb confronted mobster Johnny Rosselli at the Desert Inn. Ralph was from a ranching-family, a hundred miles north of Las Vegas in Lincoln County. One of 11 children, his father was killed saving a young-rider at a rodeo. The rugged life-style produced rugged-people. See My Blog for June 21, 2011, Ralph also had Rosselli, known for his elegant-attire, deloused
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Some woman named Liz Weston had a column in the Nov. 27, 2016 "Las Vegas Review-Journal", extolling the virtues of the great "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau" ...Created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal, the CFPB launched five years ago to protect the little guy... ...Forced multiple credit card issuers--including American Express, Bank of America, Chase and Citibank--to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to consumers over illegal practices, including unfair billing and deceptive marketing... See My Blogs for Oct. 8, 2015, June 21, 2015, and Mar. 24, 2016 Citibank lured-me into getting a credit card that had no rewards for the several thousand points that I've accrued, due to my trusting them after having Citibank accounts for 23 years. No doubt, Citibank did this with a multitude of senior citizens. I still don't know who got all these supposed hundreds of millions of dollars that Citibank was forced to pay to these wronged credit card holders. If Donald will make Citibank finally do right by me, I'd think it a good-thing. The whatschamacallit is yet another malfeased federal agency that needs to be trumped
Monday, December 19, 2016
My passport is valid until 2021, ah, but it's pages are almost full. It used to be, that you could send in your passport and they'd put in ample additional pages for no charge, I did this. Then, you could send it in and they'd charge you for the additional pages. Now, I have to get an entirely-new U.S. Passport, going to all that trouble and costing me $110. For this country to be more ...... .. than it is now, would be impossible
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Why would Don be trusting the FBI and CIA, Bush apparently did, as well as "British Intelligence", and see what-happened (See My Blog for Feb. 18, 2013). So far as "Hacking" by the Russians, what of it. Back in Ohio, I went to a diner with my older brother, he drove, I went to lock my door, and Bob said ...What are they going to do, sit in it?...
Russia's gone wild for me, so Vlad, hire me for a fortune, you silly old twit. I was very sorrowed to learn of Rashaan Salaam. From football-rich San Diego, I of course, followed his career from LaJolla Country Day, where he played 8-man football, to U. of Colorado, and then the Bears, where he became the youngest-man ever in the NFL to rush for a thou yards. His football-career petered-out after that, primarily due to drugs, and he never got himself-together. Recently, Rashaan took his own life at "42", not far from where he was cheered and won the Heisman Trophy ...Sometimes things get complicated when you get past 18...
Sunday, December 11, 2016
"Siegel Suites" has many properties in Las Vegas, and every one is drug-ridden. You even see them outside, slobbering and walking-around in circles. Wayne Allyn Root was the Libertarian Candidate for Vice-President in 2008, and he writes a nice column for the "Las Vegas Review-Journal", which I enjoy. He's also on the radio, but I don't listen to radio-commentary. Las Vegas has a number of big-time high school players, but none scores much. Say, Troy Brown at Centennial High is a 5-Star, and last year averaged 19 points a game
I'm going to start charging for my blogs, freeload while you can. LeBron's refusal to stay with the rest of the Cavs at a Trump hotel is unbecoming his good-example status. The Cavs need to pull-together not in different-directions, and he always previously subscribed to this. You see how well the 9'ers have done with Kaepernick's petulant-rant. I went to Yoga at my new gym on Sat., and lo and behold, who should the instructor be, but Cheryl (See My Blog for Jan. 21, 2013). And she has bred and timely. She's taken, but that's a really goodlooking "37" year-old gal, what happiness will do for one. These old broads at NBC giving-birth really gets me, when the offspring is "15" they'll be "60"
Thursday, December 8, 2016
I just came across, that Debi Thomas, who did so well in figure skating, and became an orthopedic surgeon, is broke and living in a bad state, in all sincerity, I hope things work-out better for Debi, I was sorry to learn this. I came across this, while, out of curiosity, trying to see if McKayla Maroney, is selling songs and albums, as seemed to be her intention. I didn't find-out. But, not just for her, but for anybody, to make a go of it in singing, be a singing star, is unlikely, as a zillion people want to do this. Were I she, I'd get college courses online (I sure never would have hung-around some college campus had this been available). She's never come-across as being very bright, she might try to get some education, if she doesn't want to wind-up working at IHOP in her 40's squattyer yet due to employee-discounted pancakes. I'm only trying to help
Tell me who believes that Japan intended to notify the Americans of their attack on Pearl Harbor in advance, as they claim, and I'll tell you the number of fools. I don't see how the Americans would have been taken by surprise as a Japanese midget-submarine had been sunk an hour before the aerial-attack, I would think there'd be an immediate call-to-arms, that the Americans would be waiting for them. I used to sell in San Diego, and many of the people first came there in the Navy. 3 of my customers said that they had been at Pearl Harbor (this was long-ago) on Dec. 7, 1941, while in the Navy, one of them, a Black guy, had a real-big scar on his right forearm, that he said he gotten while bringing up ammunition. The same guy said that a friend of his, was in the brig on the "Arizona" awaiting dishonorable discharge. Those Cuba blogs are really-good, I enjoyed reading them myself. I just came from the chiropractor, and he got good neck -cracks outta me, and I feel-good, when there's something wrong with my body, there's something wrong with me
The yen for Ed in the States, Russia, and elsewhere, is immense, if I didn't think you were trash, I'd be real-happy about it. I just sent my annual Christmas Card to Dr. Kaczynski (See Many Blogs), and this time I tossed-in a twenty, hadn't thought of it previously. If there's a spark of warmth in your cold, cold, hearts, and you wish to emulate: No. 04475-046 US Penitentiary-Max P.O. Box 8500, Florence, CO 8126-8500
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Don has often looked tired. This cat's "70" and we don't want to lose him, so I'm calling for a National Sleep-In. Nothing is better than a good night's sleep, you wake-up refreshed and full of energy. When Gunther Cunningham was the Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, after a season-ended, he and his wife went on a little vacation, with his wife saying that the first "night", her husband slept 20 straight-hours. Highly ambitious guys have a tendency to just go and go, but it's not good for your health, especially if one is an old man. And your thinking is clearer when rested. So, let's have a day every year, or more often, when everyone in the U.S. just stays in bed, only maybe getting-up to eat, make their ablutions. You say, won't our rivals take advantage of us while we're asleep? Nah, it'll be such a popular-notion, that they themselves will also be asleep (oh, I just checked my stats, and a lot of my recent Hits have been from Russia, as Vlad finds me intriguing, at least somebody likes me)
I've gotten lots of Hits, you're trying to get what you can while you can for free? Sat. I saw Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High play Las Vegas Liberty High for the Nevada big school state championship. Gorman was ranked lst in the Country by USA Today, but Liberty was ranked 21st in the Country, quite high, and had gone to Texas and whipped their 2nd best team. So I was expecting the Liberty Patriots, a public school, to give the Gorman Gaels a good tussle. Gorman won 84 to 8, and it could have been worse, as the score mounted, everyone was wondering if they'd hit the century-mark, you know, like in basketball. I've been to the Custer Battlefield (Capt. Tom Custer was recognized by a tattoo), the site of the Fetterman Massacre, and the past 2 Sat.'s, the SilverBowl
Thursday, December 1, 2016
See My Blogs regarding Fidel and Cuba, May 8 to May 30, 2010. I gotta start charging for these, you Swine have taken-advantage of my goodheart. So far as dissension amongst Don's people, the legendary Jack Welch, under whom General Electric prospered 40-fold, would tell people ...Fight with me..., knowing the resulting dynamic-synthesis. Some years back, in the VA Hospital cafeteria in LaJolla, there was a very-large American Flag put-up on a wall, upon which were names and comments from perhaps 100 Vets. There are no personalized American Flags, such desecration is expressly-forbidden under the Flag Code of 1942, a federal law (say, some guy can't write on a Flag, Joe Smith Big Red One). If this should be known anywhere, one would expect, there. Of course, such ignorance went against my grain, so I wrote of this to VA Headquarters in D.C., and the offending-flag vanished. On the other hand, I'll be "70" in June, and I've never-seen anyone burning a flag, Bush the Elder was jumping-around, saying there should be a Constitutional Amendment forbidding flag-burning, a really wild-idea. When all is said and done, it's just a piece of cloth