On Ukraine, Russia, and Western Mindsets

So here’s my analysis on it:

Firstly, the way Obama approached to topic was extremely arrogant. He said and I quote, “…in communication with Russian officials and we’ve made clear that they CAN be part of an international community’s effort……” Even before we get more deeply into the rest of the speech any person with an ounce of common sense can see the problem with this statement. The U.S. and western Eurasian countries do not get to dictate what Russia’s response should be to events on their borders. Especially when they have naval bases and other properties there. It’s also extremely absurd that the same government that thinks it’s perfectly fine to lend support to Syrian and Libyan rebels on the other side of the world has the audacity to tell Russia that there will be consequences for an intervention in a country that has more ties to them than they do western countries. Keep in mind that Syria is a Russian ally.

Another point that (western) people need to grasp is that Russia is not Iraq. It’s not Afghanistan. It’s not Libya. This is a massive country with a strong resolve and a strong military. If you think that Russia is weak because the Soviet Union collapsed 23 years ago then I would suggest that you lay off the fluoride and high-fructose corn syrup that you’re being served on a daily basis. It’s not helping your cognitive thinking skills. The whole reason that the U.S. has not sent more of our young men to die for no reason in Syria is solely due to the Russian government. Indeed it’s a strange concept to understand. Our boys are not dying in Syria right now due to the Russian government’s ideas, not ours. What is still even more absurd though is that a country that has not been involved in a real war since the late 70’s/early 80’s is having to deal with a country that has launched 240 “wars” in only 237 years. No, that’s not a typo. Let that sink in for a bit.

The Russians also have a very strong ally in China. Now for anyone that only follows the news of CNN and Fox (two headed monster anyone?) you would not know about the Russian bombers that were close to, if not inside US airspace not too long ago. Took a while for us to catch them it seems. You would also probably be ignorant to the fact that the Chinese have new sub technology that makes their subs virtually silent and they have been found popping up in between our fleets. These are not third-tier countries with armies that will just drop their rifles and run ala Iraqi soldiers in 1991. Their mutual pact states that if one is attacked well then you’ve got to attack the other. Keep in mind who butters our bread. If China calls in the debt that we owe them we literally trade places with them. We will make Nike’s for chump change for them. Is the idea that if we try anything against Russia (attack, sanctions, etc.) that China immediately calls in the debt dropping us to shit-world country status overnight that far fetched?

Just a few thoughts that I’ll leave you with for now.

Later I will expand on why I believe that the civil unrest in the Ukraine was headlined by the U.S./E.U. the same as it was in so-called Arab Spring.

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Maybe it Will be Televised

Now that Sunday has come and gone, the Super Bowl is over and done. As a die-hard 49ers fan it couldn’t be over fast enough as my favourite team was put out over two weeks ago. Not to mention that I’m also from Denver. This was a double disappointment just like last year was. The Ravens beat my home town in the divisional round last year and then went on to beat my 49ers in the Super Bowl. This year the Seahawks beat my 49ers in the conference round and then beat my home town in the Super Bowl. Depression dot com.

Anyway, we could waste time going on and on about what ends up being sadness for the majority of football fans every 365 or so days, or we could laugh it off and discuss more serious issues and topics. There were a few things that I took out of this last Super Bowl event and I waited a day to see if anyone else was going to bring them up but I’ve not seen anything yet. Everything from commercials to the half-time show, to what the coach is about outside of the sport of football.

First thing that I noticed that went by with barely any objection was the Monsanto commercial.

I’m not sure whether I’m more appalled at the fact that they put a commercial for their genetically-modified seeds on tv or the fact that no one seemed to mind. Yeah, let’s go with the second one. The fact that no one seemed to say anything about speaks volumes about the current state of awareness in the US. Generally speaking though I don’t know a lot of people that are interested in mainstream sports that would also be found at a Monsanto protest. Sadly enough I believe that once it gets to a point where “they” are putting commercials out, then they pretty much have their victory. Doesn’t mean give up though. I was made aware by one internet post that they actually ran an ad in last year’s game as well. I somehow missed that one though.

Enter what should have been but wasn’t. I’m sure that anyone who has cruised videos on YouTube in the last few years has come across at least one video talking about satanic symbolism or rituals in music, music videos, Super Bowl half-time shows, etc. Whether one believes this or not, I will say that the one with Madonna was pretty eerie. Damn good “show”. Hella devilish. I know that EVERYONE saw the weirdness in the half-time show from last year. Lights cutting out and all. Beyoncé throwing up all sorts of weird symbols. Even if one weren’t into all the things that the infinite amount of videos show, you would still have to admit that the shows from 2012 and 2013 were really strange. Crazy part is I didn’t catch anything from the 2014 half-time show.

That feeling is almost like failing a huge test. Like I’m sure that there had to be something in that performance. I’ve watched it a few times now and I just can’t find anything. I’m not a fan of making something out of nothing either. That just voids credibility in my mind. I’ll probably end up viewing it over and over until I’m sure that there’s not anything in it. Football is over and there’s not many people that I can talk to about rugby so I guess I’ll have the free time to do it. You have to be careful when looking at things online as well. Even the most skeptical person has been duped once or twice by an article or video.

On to the good stuff now.

I was not aware until the other day that Pete Carroll (Seahawks coach) is a “9/11 Truther”. Even though the mainstream media isn’t expected to really report on that I would think that because of his position that it would have came out on more than just a few indy media sources and an Iranian news site. However that’s where the info was found.  There are many reasons that I do not like Pete Carroll (Univ. of Southern Cali anyone?) but knowing that he is one of us Americans that doesn’t believe the official narrative makes me dislike him a bit less. I must admit that I’m surprised that he has kept his position as a head coach of an NFL team with that belief. I would expect him to be sacked, harassed, or threatened in some way or another by now. Yet he has not been. At least as far as I know. That is also strange. This whole Super Bowl, half-time show, and team/coach has been weird.

Then there’s the guy that interrupted Malcolm Smith’s post-game interview. If you have not seen that video clip yet, check it out below:

That was quite interesting. When I saw it I thought, “you know a lot of people will say that it was rude or many other things I’m sure. But I think it’s awesome that someone said something on tv that was worthwhile for once.” That’s just my take on it. Whether or not you believe the official narrative is up to you. What made it so interesting though is the fact that the head coach is also a “truther”. So does that mean that Pete Carroll somehow got this guy into the team area? Are they a part of the same action group or something? One thing that I do find ironic is that while I’m not a fan of Richard Sherman’s antics after the championship game, I do find it funny that his clip was aired until it was just annoying and this clip hasn’t really been shown. You can infer what you like on that one.

At this point though one has to wonder what, if anything will happen to the organization or the coach. If you do even just a bit of research into what’s happened to people that question official narratives, you’ll quickly find that a lot of them aren’t living a luxurious life in the Hamptons. In fact some of them aren’t around any more. Does that mean that something happens in the near future? Does someone get intimidated, hurt, threatened, or whatever? There’s a lot of things that I hope I’m not correct on in life. A lot of times though things do happen and I’m not surprised. It will be interesting to see where it all goes if indeed it does go anywhere. There’s a part of me that sees the whole thing just being swept under the rug and people just rolling on.

As always it’s in the hands of the people. I now live in Seattle. Maybe this is the beginning of the chance for us to start really getting things corrected. Or maybe this is just a contact high. We’ll see.

The revolution just might be televised. 😉

Listen All Y’all it’s a….

While posted one of my standard night shifts I had what I believe to be an epiphany. Well it’s either that or the effects of no sleep and nothing to look forward to the next day. The fight between the (deep) thoughts and the boredom is killer. Enough about that though, let’s avoid digressing any further.

Somehow we got into talking about life and where we all wanted to be and should be. Now there’s that conversation that we all love to be in until something is said that makes you go “hmm”. That came for me when I thought about how everything was in Denver, CO and how I got the same results from mostly everything. Everything being jobs, relationships, school, cars, etc. For some reason I had never really thought of what was the cause of all of this and why I was destined to have these same failures.

Giving it some serious thought I wondered if maybe I had sabotaged my own happiness time and time again for no apparent reason. Sometimes you ask yourself a question and when the answer comes out you’re like “I think that might actually be correct”. The culprit after all these years was my hate for the fact that I came back to Denver after I got out of the Coast Guard. There, I said it. It’s like having a massive weight taken off of you. I’d never thought of it before, let alone acknowledged that it might even exist.

For anyone that never heard the story before, here goes it.

In 2005 when I was getting out of the Coast Guard I was supposed to move to move in with my boy Quiñones and his girl. It was awesome. He was getting out around the same time I was. We both wanted to stay in Northern Cali. His girl was a manager at her company and pretty much offered me an entry-level job and all. I was to have a room and a job right after getting out. Time to get set up properly and of all places be in NorCal!!! The place where I turned 21. The place where dreams went to start living. However short-lived they ended up being. They broke up right before I got out and the entire plan crumbled. Thus I ended up back in Denver, CO. My home-town.

Not that I don’t love Denver. I mean it’s home. I know it like the back of my hand. I can’t get lost in it. I know where the fun stuff is. I know where the hot spots are. I can tell you the weather better than the forecaster can. I can…. Well you get the point.

The problem is I don’t think I ever accepted the fact that I was going to have to go back to Denver and be okay with it. That got tucked away somehow and I don’t think that was a healthy move. Well it’s like we all know that it’s not but some of us do it anyway. Ala the guy that says he just going to try that drug once.

I entered the game at a severe handicap of my own causing. The worst hindrance ever because you’ll never look inward first. As humans our defence kind of sucks. We can pick off a threat from yards out, but if it’s already inside the perimeter we’re screwed more than a cork. It’s like that virus that doesn’t let you know it’s a virus. Blood cells just hanging out. Meanwhile you’re organs are like, “hey, do you want to earn your pay check today?!” Money is not the root of all evil. Letting darkness into your lit area is.

So, from July of 2005 until June of 2013 when I left Denver I had my fair share of experiences. This job, that job. This school, that school. This girl, that girl. On and on. The majority of all those things shared one common thing. All sabotaged. Took a long time to look at it that way. Doesn’t mean that had I not then all would have been well. Sometimes things just aren’t going to be. The question is would you rather lose the lottery because your numbers weren’t called or because you didn’t pick numbers? There are definitely situations and opportunities that I have wasted away due to not getting that darkness out and it’s time to get some light in there.

I could spend time going into each situation, experience, life event, relationship, position, job, etc. and saying what could’ve/should’ve/would’ve been done differently in each one, but once you get into that too much you play too much of the scenario game. You know the one you like to play when you’re waiting in line for something. “I wonder what would’ve happened if I wou……..” Yeah……..no. I’m in search of this darkness though. I’m leaving all the lights on. I’ll pay the bill however I have to. Seattle is an awesome place to move to. Haven’t figured out if I’ll stay here forever or not. One thing that’s for sure though, if this disease is allowed to fester I’ll feel the way I felt in Denver no matter where I am.

“Ain’t nobody got time for that!”