Please everyone who reads this post, please fire a letter, email, or fax to Roger Goodell

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Are we being Sold Out?

Before we all make tremendous fools out of ourselves, let’s look with interest like the privileged sophisticated people we are and with just a little perseverance we may find out the matters to every one of our questions.

Please let us all be responsible people — unlike those St. Louis Rams individuals who took a NFL field in protest with their hands fully raised up, or anything like Messrs. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others during the Trayvon Martin investigation or taking it back a bit further, those same men at the Duke University La Cross team fiasco, that ended up costing a District Attorney his license to practice law, not to mention his job.

People when we all want something and I sure do, then let’s take the time to prepare for what it is we may find out. Example: As in the paragraph above I mentioned – unlike those St. Louis Rams individuals who took a NFL field in protest over the untimely and significantly unfortunate death of Michael Brown.

Currently I am asking Roger Goodell the Superintendent in charge of the NFL how and why is it that these individuals can be such a bad influence on the community at large; moreover, with millions of fans watching them they script a hogwash message and nothing was said. I am certain that the Black Lives Matter organization has something to say about this fiasco of an incident.

Now if you don’t mind why such a hard unrelenting penalty against a man who can prove, as he has done so many times over that he did not do anything to the footballs during the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts?

As for my integrity (take a queue Roger Goodell) how can a man be convicted, fined, and be faced with millions in legal fees – now that only happens inside of Washington DC, right Hillary Clinton?

I need to say this — it certainly seems as though everyone has got a mouth; rather, they use their mouths to further show what huge asses they and their big mouths are.
Please everyone who reads this post, please fire a letter, email, or fax to Roger Goodell the guy only made like $43 million last year and for what?

Arden V

Responsible People wait on Evidence

Responsible People wait on Evidence

lighted crossOkay, okay now — Let’s not all get bent and twisted with regards to these two apparent shots fired by the St. Paul, MN police officers and the Baton Rouge, LA police officers until we know the legitimate facts that will be found out.

What I am trying to espouse here is that there may be far more that has happened and I am just suggesting that we try to be accountable citizens regarding the facts as they emerge.

Please let us all be responsible people — unlike those St. Louis Rams individuals who took a NFL field in protest with their hands fully raised up, or anything like Messrs. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others during the Trayvon Martin investigation or taking it back a bit further, those same men at the Duke University La Cross team fiasco, that ended up costing a District Attorney his license to practice law, not to mention his job.

Recognizing the extreme fortune of a well pronounced investigation, let’s not jump to conclusions as did the Rams players, Beyonce, the USAG Loretta Lynch, as well as former USAG Eric Holder did before her in re: Michael Brown’s case. And now just as he proclaimed that Trayvon Martin is what his son would look like, President Barack Hussein Obama has gotten involved from the White House via Poland!

I am a civil rights movement participant just as Diana was, whereby “she was part of the Kingcivil rights movement that protested against discrimination” according to a BBC reporter, in St. Paul MN.

In St. Paul, Philando Castile’s death appears to be equally as difficult to jump to a simple conclusion.

The same with Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old father of five, was killed on Tuesday at a Baton Rouge LA convenience store.

First let’s have a look at confiscated evidence in the two cases. Philando Castile was involved in a traffic stop for a broken tail light. It was only after:

Philando Castile informed the officers on scene that he had a Concealed Carry permit and was in possession of a gun that the officers stated to him to stop looking for his license and registration when apparently Castile produced a gun and was hot in the arm.

In the matter of Alton Sterling, everyone should be advised that the police officers were responding to a Dispatcher’s directive stating, A man had been harassing a child with a gun prior to the complainant calling the police. As the police responded they told Mr. Sterling not to go into his pants (pockets) and while he Sterling was fiddling around in his trousers,

Police wrestled Sterling to the ground. However it has been reported that a witness said, “he saw officers take a gun from Mr. Sterling’s pocket after the shooting,” but police have not commented on this.

Unlike others albeit celebrities, other make-shift law enforcement officers, civil rights clans-people or professional athletes or lying politicians let’s be the responsible one’s. Let’s wait until the investigations are thoroughly complete before we make a sound.

Arden V

What is America Being Made Into..?

What is America Being Made Into..?

MV5BOTA2NjI3ODExNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjU3OTE5MDE@__V1_UY190_CR8,0,128,190_AL_Interestingly we have all watched the horror movies since the beginning of our very lives! When was the last time you or anyone you know gone to the Internet Movie Database (imdb) and if only for a moment just looked into the Horror Section?

It is even more phenomenal for me to look at the particular actors and actresses and seen what their real accomplishments have been say, into the Arts, Business, Social Sciences, and Medicine.

The point that is trying to be made here is that Boris Karloff, Betty Davis, Robert England, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price, are recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema, and the actor most closely identified with the general public’s perception of the “monster” from the classic Mary Shelley book, “Frankenstein” is Boris Karloff.
The irony about these thespians is that they lived almost dual lives. Most of them achieved high statuses in other fields.

It is also quite well-known that many of today’s stars or celebrities got their original startsMV5BMzc3NjEwNTM1MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDU2NzI5NA@@__V1_UX128_CR0,0,128,190_AL_ in some form of horror or thriller film.

I know that there have been extremely bizarre debates as well as arguments that deal with the film’s rating which as I’m sure you are aware of that the more blood, female skin, graphics, and the like, the more the film must be edited to receive a “good housekeeping” rating.

This genre of film works tremendously in the United States. For reasons that are unbeknownst to me since many of the characters, stories, and scenes come from different cultures living mostly in Europe.

So what does all of this have to do with the U.S.A. and what the country is being made into? Actually, or for the most part, nothing. For anyone that argues I would say that the slasher films or horror films are definitely part of the American culture.

Actually what concerns me is that the USA is a Judeo-Christian based culture; I know that there are some that would love to argue this point — but so, so sorry. There is no argument.

MV5BMTM3NjA1NDMyMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDQzNDMzOQ@@__V1_UY190_CR0,0,128,190_AL_People say that there are difficulties with guns — is it guns or is it people? Same thing with crime. Speaking of incarceration and the disparities’ that seem too lopsided and I will argue that people are either not looking at the truth or, our system of laws is being too manipulated or, legislation is certainly in the wrong hands. Why should we as a nation, leave the sentencing criteria up to the House or Senate or both? These people do not know sentencing because they are rich and privileged.

Finally if the law states that for a “Third Conviction” a person gets life imprisonment, then anyone disputing that claim should not call for a change in sentencing guidelines (that’s discrimination!) but rather should be challenging the guidelines. One way or another it is always going to come back to the person who committed the crime. Guns, drugs, murder, etc., if the penalty is strong enough without exceptions then the crimes will drop like bricks.

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Every Great Performance Should be Mentioned

Every Great Performance Should be Mentioned

MV5BMTY2MzM2NzAxNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDIyMzg1NDE@._V1_UX214_CR0,0,214,317_AL_Please pardon my lateness of this review; however, it is not just about being late, but to be assured you are getting a true and correct public viewer’s sentiments sometimes it is responsible to view a larger portion of the particular actor’s work before making any kind of comment or a “just for the press” type of deal. Are we cool? Great!

Admittedly I have been off the mailing list of the Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and those who make the decisions on who wins what for whatever, more aptly called “the Committee,” or members of the A-A-Academ-my. And it is my hope beyond all hope that far sooner than later those crusty ol’ gray or bald headed men who have not seen a film in 20 years or so and then — send their “best boys” in to vote for them.

Quite openly I have seen this thespian in other sorts of misgiving roles; however, it is his rare acting chops and ability that attends to the notion of bringing reality into each role this man has played. If we can, let’s ask this question: Who in the film, Divergent did you like to hate the most and…for what reasons? I mean this guy did not do anything other than be a smart-ass younger adult. I mean he beats the dung out of the film’s female star — hard, yet all things being equal no one had the right to hate him for it.

For those of you who did not see That Awkward Moment he brilliantly articulated a shy guy that really couldn’t hold his own with the ladies. Then again it’s not a bad place to be in when the male lead, Zac Efron, gets a lot of the heavier stuff which he then needs his boys to assist him out of a huge funk insofar as he became the “Loser” in a failed relationship effort.

banner_posterBut I have lived my “Every Great Performance Should be Mentioned” and I may be late but I’m not stupid. Of course I am making mention of the purposeful which almost appears as “Method Acting” that a well trained Miles Teller brings to his parts. Most recently — and back to the Academy for a moment — who ever even heard films, Birdman, Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, The Budapest Grand Hotel, Gone Girl and about five more other films that typically didn’t do squat until after the OSCARS were given out. Yep, this film starts J. K. Simmons so it is that one, actually released in 2014. Simmons finally got let out of “between the lines” and rocked — outstandingly.

Then again I also believe that every good performance is nurtured along [respectfully] by the other members of the cast, and in this particular case Miles Teller does not disappoint. Miles Teller will be on parody or even bigger than Matt and Ben.

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The Hoodie in Society, a perspective by a Congressional elected official

A national debate over the killing of a black teenager in Florida spilled into the House of Representatives when a Democratic lawmaker put on a “hoodie” – clothing that has become emblematic of those protesting police handling of the Trayvon Martin case.

Representative Bobby Rush, a prominent civil rights activist during the 1960s, was escorted out for violating a rule that prohibits wearing hats on the House floor. The lawmaker shed his suit coat during a floor speech to reveal a gray hooded sweatshirt, known as a hoodie.

Rush then placed the hood on his head, a violation of House rules. Rush wanted to make a point: that hoodies are unfairly seen by some as the clothing of troubled youths. “Racial profiling has to stop, Mr. Speaker. Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum,” said Rush.

Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot dead on Feb. 26 by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who claims he was acting in self-defense in shooting the unarmed youth in Sanford, a city near Orlando. At the time of the killing, Martin was wearing a hoodie.

Yet, what Mr. Rush leaves out is the structure, and by far, the hoodies main purpose. To deny that many thousands of young people do, in fact, wear hoodies is pomp and grandeur for Rush. I guess with his claims of racial profiling, he has already established a well-perceived stereotype for whoever wants to wear a hoodie and why they would want too.

However, what remains of this unconscionable behavior by this elected official is how does he tie – or connect the dots – between a piece of clothing worn by millions albeit, wealthy folks, middle-income family members, jump now to troubled youths and on again to racial profiling?

This is just another one of those stereotypes that is propagated by the press; moreover, knowing of the House rules we believe the act of wearing the hoodie by Rush was a sickening attempt to draw more left-leaning media his way. Mr. Rush wanted to make a point: that hoodies are unfairly seen by some as the clothing of troubled youths. The end. So how and where does racial profiling get brought into that mix?

We suggest that what Mr. Rush was really doing was grandstanding with malice and trying to draw a connection between the clothing of troubled youths and by implication call attention to young black man; albeit, it simply does not work that way.

The hoodie serves a multitude of purposes. Long sleeves to cover the arms, a small kangaroo pouch located in front for the hands, with a deluxe oversized hood to keep the head warm, dry, or out of the wind taking into consideration that the buyers of this clothing are normally living in cold and wet temperate climates. Furthermore, the hoodie has become an object of trendiness inasmuch as the embellishments, logos, and prominent company names are seen here and there.

The hoodies charm has made it in Hollywood because it is such a versatile bit of clothing. In a fairly recent film called, I am Number Four (Adam Pettyrfer, Timothy Olyphant, Tess Palmer, and Dianna Agron) star as two well to do young men who wear hoodies because they know how to blend into society and remain hidden.

Nothing whatsoever is the reason they must blend in – unless of course one is from another planet with Mogadorian bounty hunters trying to kill him, therefore he decides to blend in at his local high school.

I believe that if someone were to do the etymology on this particular word — there does exist some rather peculiar similarities. Where does this word “Hoddie” come from: one would be hard-pressed not to think immediately of the neighborhood. Therefore, is it permissible to say the word hoodie came from the “hood.” Sure it works but for some reason there are other considerations that we should take into consideration. Like for one as far back as I can think — in American society — the first cognitive thought I seem to recall would be (in my life) the early professional boxing days.

Sure any and all boxers wore some type of extra sweat clothing when preparing for their next fight; weight considerations, running during inclimate weather, and an attempt to hold the body’s temperature in check furthermore was insurance for one’s boxer and himself.  And then the athletic companies began to get involved where the two most prominent sports where the hoodie is worn seems to be in the National Basketball Association, professional Boxing, and more so the hoodie gained in prominence with the cool folks in school. Now days every manufacturer from Macy’s to Adidas to the extremely popular left coast brands of Roxy, Hollister, and American Eagle and perhaps the biggest is Jordan’s from Nike.

I hope that this expose has been informative as to why some hoodies are very popular; moreover, I certainly wish that by description of sub-cultures, sports history, and the overall statistical data of who is playing those sports could lead someone to believe anything. Now, having stated that a hoodie in the surfer crowd is referred to as — depending on material used — either a hoodie or a poncho.

What’s going on in the main-stream media (MSM) other than bad choices…

If it is not now – than when is it? This article may not be the most well-received in the blogosphere and we are sorry for that. Even worse we are sorry that such typical (stereotypical) measures must be taken or made reference too.

Of course we are referring to race in one of the most advanced nations of the world. There are certainly other very-developed nations, perhaps more advanced than the USA who have seen and experienced far worst yet somehow the people deal with it.

In this country we believe that people – of the human race – perpetuate the fodder for what else than what can be construed as racism. We do not believe that the phenomenon is static or growing by any means. Consequently, by writing this article which most will tell you is taboo in America, we feel the need to write it and just to point out some instances in the news lately that we believe have tilted the balance far too much.

In our first example we have an eerie feeling about what the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office is doing regarding Whitney Houston’s death other than being hyper-politically correct. We mentioned this simply because Ms. Houston’s cause of death is not presented well. Here is the headline run at the Los Angeles Times: Whitney Houston died from drowning, coroner says.

The release of the autopsy findings ends weeks of speculation about what killed the Grammy-winning singer on Feb. 11 on the eve of the Grammy Awards. Houston was found submerged in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and her death has been ruled as accidental. Several bottles of prescription medications were found in her hotel room, but coroner’s officials said they weren’t in excessive quantities. This is an untrue statement: the LACCO is still waiting on a full toxicology report that is weeks away from being released.

Coroner’s Chief of Operations Craig Harvey said cocaine and its byproducts were found in Houston’s system, and it was listed as a contributing factor in her death. He said the results indicated Houston was a chronic cocaine user. (See actual death certificate press release.)   

Toxicology results also showed Houston had marijuana, Xanax, the muscle relaxant Flexeril and the allergy medication Benadryl in her system. Houston died just hours before she was scheduled to appear at producer Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy Awards bash.

Our problem is obvious we believe. If a person who has ingested some powerful semi-hypnotic and opiate based medications and needed a bath to relax or what have you, then with body temperature being influenced by water temperature, one would think that a few lines, or spoonfuls of cocaine may not be the best recipe for either getting a clear head or a little pick me up.

This unfortunate sequence of events is hard – yet hardly accidental. We believe the main-stream media is definitely covering up some issues; therefore, the autopsy results are biased.

In our second such example is that of Trayvon Martin, who – other than the person who was with him – can definitively tell the absolute truth about what happened that resulted in his death.

Special interest groups, social advocacy groups, civil rights leaders, as well as young Trayvon’s family and community have made enough noise to finally get someone to act.

Therefore on Thursday night, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi appointed a special prosecutor to take over the state’s investigation of the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last month.

We’d ask please allow this team headed by the special prosecutor to do – without interference or bias – let them do their job. We are not willing to discuss virtually anything to do with how, when, or where Mr. Trayvon Martin was insofar as we believe that 17 years of age is far too early for someone to die.

It is our belief that the main-stream media has just about ruined any person of getting a fair trial; furthermore, we’re not sure that anything we know as “justice” will be served. This is what we all could do for the case – our social responsibility of using our right to free speech with good conscience and speak with fidelity and reliability.

 

A Real American Hero

Domeij an Army sergeant was deployed as astounding 14 times before he was killed by a roadside bomb in on Saturday. He enlisted two months before Sept. 11, and he’d been in combat ever since.

Domeij left his family members with explicit instructions: “If I’m ever killed, I don’t want you talking to the media, making a big deal out of it.”

And they are following his wishes, but there is so much to say. Domeij was part of the group of Army rangers who rescued Jessica Lynch from her Iraqi captors in 2003.
“Those are my heroes,” said Lynch of her rescuers. “Those are my true-fact heroes.”

Domeij served four deployments in Iraq, then took part in an original airborne assault into Afghanistan. Amazingly, he would be deployed to Afghanistan nine times. In all, there were 14 deployments for this warrior hero — more than any other Army ranger killed in action.

    He received two bronze stars, and a third will be awarded posthumously.

“This was a ranger you wanted at your side when the chips were down. He is irreplaceable – in our formation and in our hearts,” said his battalion commander, Lt. Col. David Hodne.
In all, Domeij had a combined total of 48 months of deployment in combat. And in that time, he may have been part of more than 5,000 combat missions.

Domeij was 29 years old. He lived in Lacey with his wife and two young daughters. We do have a bit more to say about this extraordinary human being; however, most of it will be to Congress.