Wednesday Evening elevenish PST,
14 April 2021, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
From the Bunker
Welcome to the opening post of my syndicated columns.
Cliff Harrison: Syndicated Columns is the startup flagship General column. It incorporates a series of subcolumns which in themselves may one day be their own columns, or maybe not, or as an independent column, syndicated or maybe not.
I know it sounds silly and corny but let me explain it in the simple way Mike Royko might have. Or maybe his alter-ego, Slats. That’s Slats Grobnik for you newbies first discovering old-time goodness. And by the Joe, you gonna hear a lot about the olden days in these here columns and subcolumns.
I have an alter ego, too. A few of them. And I have a few imaginary friends, as well. But not this evening.
I think I just invented a new word, subcolumn(s).
So, what is it? WTF am I talking about?
Every time I think I invented something new for the world and then I do a little research, then I find hundreds of people already invented it hundreds of years ago.
Somewhere buried in my manuscript slush pile I mention that if one person conceives an idea, no matter how unique, sooner or later other people will conceive an identical or similar idea.
I will be talking about a lot of things in a lot of columns and wearing out the keys of my new keyboard until I can get a fancy one like James Rollins bought himself.
It is pretty fancy and pretty expensive, like almost $200, but I doubt the keys will wear out. Me? I’ve been typing for decades, probably long before some of you were born, maybe even before your mothers were born. But then out of memory, I didn’t need to see the letters on the keys of the keyboard because I knew them by heart.
Unlike cell phones, telephones, and calculators the pinkhair designers haven’t messed up the position of keyboard keys far as I know.
Anyway, I sidetracked myself, so to keep this under my 500-word goal, let me get to the point. For a while anyway, I will be using this “general column” to feature “subcolumns.”
The subcolumns are like columns on training wheels. They haven’t yet reached the status of being independent and free or otherwise on their own. They can’t fly solo because they have not yet earned their flying wings. And they certainly can’t soar like an eagle soaring because they haven’t yet earned the respect from their reading audience.
So, they temporarily or maybe permanently work under the general column of this one, Cliff Harrison Syndicated Columns.
From the Bunker will probably earn more haters than lovers. That is okay. Columnists do what columnists do and that is exposing stuff. Like people. When you expose stuff you get people dog gone mad at you, so they spit and threaten and sometimes carry through on their threats, especially if the columnist lives in Russia, or China, or say, the USA.
Columnists get more hate mail, more death threats than most politicians. Look it up.
More than a decade ago, I received a lot of death threats from sources claiming to be connected with a mafia punk I wrote about a lot in my then syndicated columns.
I deleted my friends and family lists, unfollowed all my friends and family on social media, and disconnected completely.
I wound up getting kicked between the legs by both sides. I did it, the disconnection, to protect them.
I take threads seriously. I take all threats seriously.
I will elaborate on those thoughts in another post, but for now, let us talk about the reason I decided to convert blog into columns and subcolumns.
The reason I decided, after long thinking, of restarting syndicated columns and adding subcolumns to that list is because as I told you a few months ago I was rebranding, reorganizing my network media.
I have over 200 legitimate blogs and websites. Some pen named. Some coverts. Some anonymous. Some private. Some collectively huge with what I have had with well over a million or many million follows, viewers or visitors. Some with almost none.
Monetizing each blog or website gets expensive. It collectively drains profit.
Having one or two or three or four flagship blogs or websites that act like the dashboard of one, controlling multiple blogs or the mother ship of blogging or as the aircraft carrier of the strike force or strike group can enhance exposure while streamlining energy and focus.
Instead of working 200-plus individual blogs in a network media without the labor force to help along and to independently supervise and produce, one individual can regroup them into a handful of blogs with the same number of columns as there were blogs, syndicated columns or not, even self-syndicated, as many of mine are or will be.
One individual, a handful of blogs, and multiple columns be like one war admiral commanding a powerful and elite super-class carrier strike force with thousands of warplanes, hundreds of battleships, and warships and well, you get the point.
Many ideas, many subjects can be presented without confusion or duress to the reading audience.
Also, that same principle is spread across many network medias and devices.
On social media with multiple outlets and accounts, columns may be posted daily. Even hourly as some do.
Blogs can be and often are posted weekly or more often, eBooks monthly, more or less.
When Jeff Bezos has a brain tantrum after reading about Mark Zuckerberg and his brain tantrum who is in bed with the Google boys while they scheme how to enslave their users and Jack Dorsey of Twitter fame decided to ban the most powerful man on the planet Earth, the U.S. President, and then all conspire to dominate and control the people. That is tyranny gone wild. It is tyranny out of control. it is the billionaires controlling the masses.
We are a government of the people, by the people, for the people. We the People govern ourselves. We are not a people of dictators who govern us. We are not slaves to billionaires or tyranny.
The columnist, in fact, nearly all writers or authors, protect us from eternal slavery by generating, ideas, thoughts and self-reflection which becomes movements to take down those tyrants, not by guns and violence and vicious criminal acts, but by the swords of the word. Un-huh! The War of Words!
Guess what? The columnists not only survives chaos and attacks of demonic proportion, but destroys the billionaire tyrants and causes their self-destruction, their downfall to accelerate and fast.
Columnists used to cause presidents to have nightmares and sleepless night.
Columnist used to be respectable and appreciated and followed and if I can use the word movement, created many.
They make changes in the world others are afraid to mention or tackle.
Okay, so I’m long-winded, that’s me. The column and the subcolumn will not replace the blogs but reduce their frequency.
Until each column becomes independent, and its training wheels are removed, they will be launched here, under Cliff Harrison Syndicated Columns. From there we will continue to expand. Stay tuned and learn more. And always remember that what you read is food for thought. And independent thought is what keeps you free so no man may make you his slave.
Until we meet again, have a good night, friend, and foe.
Oh, well, okay I overshot the 500-word limit, but I beat the 1,000-word limit. Or maybe I didn’t. I’ll still take it.
(Please allow 72-hours for Freedom editing and proofreading and self-editing to complete.)
Cliff Harrison Syndicated Columns
Las Vegas Casinos in Intensive Care on Life Support
The leftist-supporting casino executives may have shot themselves, not in the foot, but in the head. Brian Greenspun, the leader of leftist media in Las Vegas has spun out multiples of anti-Trump publications and he singly may have doomed the town with his leftist Marxist rhetoric.
Of course, the communist-like Governor Steve Sisolak, a longtime Clark County Commissioner who failed to curb the escalation of human trafficking, marketing of illegal escort services, fronts for prostitution, growth of illegal invaders populating the town and multiple other criminal activities in the Vegas Valley is allied with Brian Greenspun, kingsh*t CEO, Publisher and Editor of Greenspun Media Group.
Between the two, it is safe to say, Las Vegas will fall not to a recession, but a full-blown depression unlike any it has ever seen in its history.
Jokers with a pair of dice in their hands.
But people will not only keep doing business with these two jokers in the stacked deck, they will also keep supporting them until the dealing is done and there isn’t any more options left for a town that will soon be dying.
Some of the most well-known, notorious casino magnates, top executives and years-long leading managers, CEOs and chairmen have already bailed out, or have been pushed out and moved on reaping multi-million-dollar severance pays.
Steve Wynn, one of the most brilliant minds in developing the modern-day Vegas was removed from his throne over scandals. Rather the allegations against Wynn were true or not doesn’t matter, it was never a trial in a court of law, it was a trial in the media and by the powers that be. Whatever. The community lost one of the greatest masterminds in Vegas maneuverability. A resort genius who developed some of prime, most profitable properties in the Vegas Valley.
Sheldon Adelson, Sands Resort tycoon says the casino group is up for sale, eyeing a six billion dollar price tag for the Venetian and Palazzo. Adelson, a Trump supporter, and the family head of the most recent owners of the Las Vegas Review Journal maybe bailing out while the bailing is good.
Many other Vegas Valley properties not mentioned in this post are downsizing, slowing down, limiting operations, laying off, closing or changing hands, too. That’s a big tell even a bad gambler can read.
The Review Journal, by the way, ironically, delivers the Greenspun group’s Las Vegas Sun print newspaper.
Jim Murren, longtime MGM’s top executive stepped down earlier this year.
He recently put his mansion on the market for 10.5 million dollars. Murren is another anti-Trump voicepiece who just a few days ago penned a “Vote for Biden” piece in the Greenspun Las Vegas Sun with an introduction by Brian Greenspun: Murren’s Column in the Las Vegas Sun
With Murren, Wynn and Adelson gone and many other longtime casino barons, recently gone from the Vegas scene, Vegas is in the hands of amateurs and the inexperience. It’s anyone’s guess where the numbers land from here on in. Like a pair of dice tossed across a crap table, the house can call, “Seven out, line away,” or “Pay the don’ts.”
When a few years ago, Vegas shifted from safe, paid-off multi-million-dollar casinos with little or no debt to heavily mortgaged, mega resorts financed with heavy-debt, multi-billion-dollar casinos the stakes increased. The risks magnified.
The house went all in with a pair of duces against the hand of nature’s economics sequental royal flush.
In the heyday of Vegas there was no such thing as a day dark or when a casino was shut down and none were operating. The only time I recall in Vegas Valley history, except for recently, where the casinos on the Strip turned out the lights and went dark was when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on 22 November 1963.
Then there were lights out for Earth Day, but the casinos were open and operating, nevertheless.
Despite some record-breaking visitor totals in recent months, Las Vegas Strip casinos are not only hurting, but they are also on life support. The blame? Covid 19 Virus.
But there is more to it than Covid 19, much more.
The left has set the mood for massive violence in the country and the Las Vegas Strip has not been immune. The Strip has seen an escalation in crime and violence that has hit right in the heart of the Vegas Valley cash cow.
Visitors and tourists are not going to risk their lives or their families in a town where what happens here, doesn’t stay here any more. Violence drives any conscious human being away to safer destinations.
Greenspun is a lefty anti-Trump mouthpiece that just last week published the Las Vegas Weekly with a cover, that mocks President Trump and yields huge headlines, END THIS CHAOS. Vote.
This week’s edition talks about a divided nation and blames President Trump.
The division of this nation began with Obama and Joe Biden before Trump ever took office and continued every second by the forces of the left until this very moment.
Publications like Greenspun and his media group’s are the epitome of chaos.
Chaos has spilled over in multiple Las Vegas casinos recently, downtown and on the Strip.
Not only fist fights, gang brawls, but gun play and knives being involved, too. It will get worst. Much worst.
The Wynn property was a recent victim of violence and so were several Strip properties, like Paris.
The leftist politicians, across the nation, have repeatedly called for violence against Trump supporters and right-wing Americans with no limitation on that violence.
I am not going to discuss the BLM and Antifa violence that has raged across America, fully with left-wing support and endorsement, you all know where that leads. You all know what it is all about. It is perfectly okay to riot, to burn down innocent people’s businesses and to injure and kill people. To destroy public and private property. To disobey police orders, to resist, to revolt, to…. create chaos.
The chaos Brian Greenspun’s lefty rags blame on Trump was started by the leftwing comrades long before Trump came on the scene.
Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and many other leftwing politicians led the movement of that chaos.
The Vegas Valley felt the crushing blows of that chaos in the Obama-Biden Great Recession that were blamed on Bush.
You reap what you sow. You get what you ask for.
And yet, they call Trump the divider, the hater.
But what are you going to do when it lands back on your own lap and your own business gets burned down? Cry for the police you so wantonly condemned and wanted to defund?
Sisolak Big Shot governor now, issues multiple executive orders, and not only closed down businesses directly causing many of them to fold, issued social distances, mandatory wearing personal protection equipment but failing to provide any legal penalties for people who fail to comply. “Resistors.”
All the time people are invading my safe space, and yet short of shooting them in the head to get them to comply they stand there aggressively telling me to go F myself.
Sisolak failed to provide mandatory felony prison sentences for those big tough guys that like to bully elders who wouldn’t give one damn putting them in a body bag should they get too damn brave and aggressive.
The blame lays squarely with Sisolak a big bad-ass bully wannabe politician. The recall efforts against him continue, but it is unlikely any will succeed.
Issuing executive orders for laws without penalties like the state or federal legislators would do is akin to giving nuts to a squirrel with no teeth.
I project the Vegas Valley will be in a full-blown depression within two years. Many of the kingpin casinos will collapse and be sold for pennies on the dollar. The day of the casino group and the mega resort will be over. The heyday of Vegas Valley long gone by.
Many area businesses will follow suit, including the big time publishers.
Tens of thousands of people will be out of work.
Greenspun will be a has-been media group. And so will many others. When the advertising source dies, so will the publications that were sustained by them.
People will flee from Vegas in busloads and truckloads. Moving vans will be seen in convoys stretching across America’s highways and expressways.
Market-values of property will decline. The stock market will dive
Hope and change will turn to despair and discouragement. Regrets, too.
Banks will close.
Suicide, divorce, bankruptcy, domestic violence and crime will be at an all-time high.
Crime will escalate to levels far beyond the 2010 level when Las Vegas neighborhoods took #3, #4 and #8 most dangerous neighborhoods in America according to the FBI.
Las Vegas used to be a place where cheating got you taken to a back room and your knees broken. Now, the left seems to not only condone cheating, but embraces it.
It will all come back around, sooner or later. Karma. Wait for it!
You played it, you own it.
MGM Resorts is closing a lot of properties or thinking about it. Properties are for sale. Sands, is up for sale. Wynn is down 80% from last year. Losing money at that rate, even the best of the properties cannot sustain for long. Tropicana laid off dozens of workers. Many casinos that were closed because of Sisolak’s executive orders, then reopened, are closing again. Many venues inside those casinos that are open are closed.
Several new properties recently opened after large construction. New properties opening while older, well-established properties are closing is ironic even for a seasoned investor to grasp. It remains to be seen how they will fair. People will come to see the new properties, but will they come back again to sustain them?
The way I see it, the big-time, long-time boys that made Vegas what it is today are cashing in and getting on a jet plane for the fastest way out of town. That ought to be a tell even a blind man could read.
Flip a coin, toss the dice. Do whatever you want to do, but whatever you do, don’t blame Trump because he had nothing to do with what’s coming for the future here in the Vegas Valley.
You reap what you sow and you live with it.
Look both ways crossing the streets, even if it is a one-way.
Until next time. ~Cliff
There are many things that Congress does or does not do that anger most of us Americans regardless of our political affiliation.
Failure to pay us the long-promised stimulus checks is but one of those angered emotions at a time many Americans are suffering financially.
President Trump offered to sign a standalone stimulus check to speed the delivery to all Americans qualifying for the $1,200 stimulus and additional money for dependents weeks ago.
No one in Congress seemed to be motivated to do just that, create a standalone stimulus check bill that would deliver many hurting Americans relief.
Instead political bickering and strongarming continued from both sides and everywhere in the middle. The media added fuel to the flames of blame while accusing opposition sides and blaming whoever is in their path of political rejection.
Nothing has been accomplished and WE THE PEOPLE have continued to suffer from our poorly performing elected officials.
The U.S. quarter shortage seems to hold the same fate as the stimulus check, no resolution to a pressing and growing problem and concern across America.
The stores are out of quarters and refuse to give up their merger supply. Even to their most loyal customers. The banks will not provide quarters for customer use in rolls. The banks and stores blame the armored car business. The armored car business is but the messenger, the carrier, not the producer of U.S. coins. The U.S. Mint is.
The Covid-19 virus is the fundamental basic blame for the quarter shortages. Likewise, as it is with every dysfunctional, mismanaged company in the world that uses Covid-19 virus for blaming its underperforming business and inability to manage, the U.S. Mint fails to perform with skilled management.
A good manager will improvise and find ways to adjust to any change, any threat to its business. A great manager will improve on what good managers do and create systems that bring progress for their company no matter what the threat or negative force is.
Unfortunately, when the government—politicians and bureaucratic powers—with zero risks or investment in the business, and most often no business experience, force business to close, to operate under restricted rules, to reduce their normal business hours or to interfere in any way, even the best business managers cannot successfully lead or succeed.
The U.S. Mint is a government operation, not a private business.
David J. Ryder is the current director of the U.S. Mint.
Ryder is a holdover from the days of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He is not someone who should be in the Trump administration although Trump nominated Ryder in 2017 and he was confirmed in March of 2018.
Ryder needs to be replaced, removed entirely from the U.S. Mint and from the United States Department of Treasury and the United States Department of Commerce.
To allow a coin shortage for any reason is valid proof of David J. Ryder’s inability to manage under adverse conditions.
Ryder may very well be tied to Deep State operatives due to his linage and history.
George H. W. Bush and his family, including George W. Bush and Jeb Bush, have made it known publicly they were anti-Trump disgruntled politicians. They added fuel to and led the Never-Trump movement. Anyone connected to the Bush dynasty should never be in the Trump administration as it is not in the best interest of Americans, no matter what political affiliation that American has. We all suffer the blows from failed government.
The poor suffer the worst. They suffer from the U.S. Mint quarter shortage and they suffer from the failure of government to deliver their second stimulus check so they can deal with the hardship they endure.
No one wants to address the problem other people created.
Certainly, the powers in Congress, inept and incapable of even tying their own shoes cannot solve such an easy problem to solve.
We the American People, should call upon our individual Congressional representatives, in Congress, both in the House and the Senate and demand they get off their lazy butts and stop acting like schoolyard bullies and do their job. The job they were sent to Washington for, to represent their constituents, the American people of their district.
A quarter shortage is caused by none other than the U.S. Government, and that does not blame any political party but holds BOTH parties responsible.
People need their quarters to do laundry, paying cash due to lack of credit, paying parking meters, to purchase items from vending machines, to pay bus fare and other necessities.
Congress do your job or get the hell out of Washington and go to some freak show where you would perform best. You certainly are not fit for Congressional representation of your constituency. Collectively, you are non-performers and that does not work for America.
Stop the nonsense. Get the $1,200 stimulus checks in the mail and the U.S. quarters readily available to anyone who needs them.
Out with the old, in with the new.
The Irish tradition, for New Years, open the front door and open the back door. In with the new and out with the old. Sounds good to me.
What a gorgeous day to end the year with in Vegas.
We end the year. Not as successful as we would have liked, but far more successful than a number of people had. The holidays in Vegas have led to many tragic traffic accidents from Thanksgiving to Christmas and continuing through New Years.
This new year’s 2020 fireworks are being reported as being the most expensive and most technical than any year in the Vegas Valley history. (And indeed it was. Absolutely spectacular!)
Microsoft forces an update.
Adobe requests an update. Fifth one this week. They keep trying to shove that McAfee BS on me. I already have it. Can’t their pink hairs figure that out yet?
Chrome wants to update. No, Chrome forces an update.
Microsoft updates again. And again. And again.
Google updates. No, I got rid of the Google search engine, too much BS and tracking. Too many changes. So I replaced Google with Duck Duck Go, and they update, too.
I get stood up on my updates, every time.
Tech company after social media company after whatever WTF company updates and forces or requests an update. Oh, yeah, let’s not forget WordPress and Blogger and Flogger and YouTube and PooTube.
Update and Update and Update.
And more NOT RESPONDING. NOT RESPONDING. NOT RESPONDING AND THE LITTLE BLUE WHEEL SYNDROME. AGAIN!
Often those updates are not fixing bugs or just fixing bugs, they are completely and in my opinion, fraudulently changing your computer or the software you bought and paid for. Or software you use by being forced to watch ads thereby which is the same as paying for it.
Often they (the Demons in Silicone Valley and Seattle and Utopia) completely change things so they are entirely different than they were before the update and you have to learn how to use the program all over again. As if I have the time. Do you? I don’t.
Imaginary Friend: (I hear his voice.) “Me neither!”
Me: “Shut UP!”
Imaginary Friend: “K.”
Tons of legal garbage to hogtie you with and force fornicate you to comply or else. If you don’t read it you may later be sorry. Very sorry. If you do read it you will fall asleep and completely forget whatever you were doing before the delivery of megatons of legal notices that surrender your rights, nearly all of them.
Wonder why I often call these turds communists?
Because they force you to do things you really don’t want to do rather than giving you an extended time frame to comply and explicit choice to volunteer. Force. They FORCE YOU. Like Mao. Like Kim Jung. Like Castro. Like Stalin. Yeah, those kinds of communists. Well maybe they aren’t that bad, BUT!!!
Tired of the PC running so slow after one of these updates? Or boatloads of updates?
Imaginary Friend: (I hear his voice, again.) “Maybe you have a hacker intruding upon your computer.”
Me: “Nope, we already checked that. You should have known that. And you know, how we completely delete and erase the hacker’s database if they get caught hacking us. The hard drive is gone. Right? Ya saw that done, right?”
Imaginary Friend: (Chuckling) “Funnier than the Benny Hill Show!”
Me: “Yup, now, shhhhh!”
Imaginary Friend: “K.”
These updates are often NOT compatible with each other. One tech company messes up the masterminds of another tech company, (sometimes on purpose… well maybe more than sometimes,) but Silicone Valley is not in a chaos of local revolts and neighborhood wars. They dine together for Christ sakes. But they blame YOU and try to weasel out of blame of themselves as they try to convince you that your computer runs slow because you installed or downloaded another app, software or something else they could blame. Maybe you visited a bad website.
Nope, that sh#t doesn’t work anymore. Been there, done that. Old story. Broken BS.
Imaginary Friend: “Suckered once, fool you. Suckered twice fool me. Huh?”
Imaginary Friend: “Been farmin’ long?”
Me: “SHUT UP!”
Imaginary Friend: “K.”
NO, I DID NOT DOWNLOAD ANYTHING NEW ON MY COMPUTER! The only download was your freaking UPDATE. SCREAM!
Imaginary Friend: (Louder) SCREAM!
Imaginary Friend: “K.”
Sigh, and just when I was going to write that masterpiece that would earn me the Nobel Peace Prize and a bunch of other awards from the candy store, here comes the update notice reading; UPDATING, PLEASE WAIT. GO TAKE A LUNCH BREAK. HAVE A BEER. GET LOST. And then followed by, NOT RESPONDING followed by here comes that little pisser of a spinning blue wheel.
I have Little Blue Wheel Syndrome to add to my list of illnesses.
Me: Do they have a disability for that?
Imaginary Friend: “Nope. Does not qualify.”
Me: Sigh! SIGH!
Not Responding. Psst… pink hairs why are you still in your mama’s basement? Trump is herr according to Parlor. This is the 21st Century. Get on the ball. You should make things better, not worst. You should make things easier, not harder. Life 101.
When all these tech companies decide they will UPGRADE your computer (at the same time no less) rather you like it or not and force you–WITHOUT YOUR ATTORNEY PRESENT–into agreements that will take Elizabeth Warren and Perry Mason decades to learn about, to figure out and defend against, let’s look at why sh#t goes into NOT RESPONDING mode.
(Forget the hackers, the downloading of software or apps or viruses or malware, [which can sometimes or even frequently be the problem,] it’s all in the updates. Incompatible updates.)
All these tech pink hairs which certainly graduated in the bottom feeder half of their class decide because their bottom-feeding boss tells them to make a change… (often to spy or eavesdrop on the victim user) you know HOPE with red and blue and shades thereof. And poof, they update. And busloads of pink hairs from a busload of tech companies do the same. You know we all copy each other because nobody has a brain between their ears for anything other than dull space. There is little or no unique ability anymore.
Bingo, all these upgrades to all these apps and software, and even hardware are not compatible with each other. Not that the pink hairs care or even do their freeloading masters, but just the same you are stuck with that little pisser of a blue wheel spinning and spinning and spinning. YOU MUST pause to wonder if that little pisser of a spinning blue wheel is powered by the Energizer battery or related to the Energizer bunny. I mean, there is evidence of the color pink in the genetics of their DNA, is there not?
Imaginary Friend: “LMFAO!”
Imaginary Friend: “Why don’t they make that little spinning wheel pink?”
Me: “You finally said something intelligent.”
Imaginary Friend: “Can we call it Pink Hair Syndrome now?”
Me: “Hold that thought.”
Imaginary Friend: “K.”
(Imaginary Friend recites Congressional rehearsal:) “Whereas, WE THE PEOPLE, cast to the Dark Forest those individuals that ruin our day, or night.” (We can only HOPE.)
Me: “I think you are on to something.”
Imaginary Friend: “Me,too.”
Now, what was I going to write about in my Dark Forest novel that has been a work-in-progress for years and years?
I forgot. That little pisser of a blue wheel sucked up all my energy and frustration.
Imaginary Friend: “Maybe you should ask Ian Morgan, he knows everything.”
Public Domain photos sourced from Wikipedia:
Jeff Bezos has surpassed Bill Gates as the world’s richest man and his company, Amazon, passes Gates’s Microsoft as the world’s most valuable public company.
It only took 25 years for Jeff Bezos to take a company now named Amazon.com from a private garage to one of the largest companies in the world. Founded in 1994 Bezos started in the used book business and sold his first book in 1995.
Bill Gates and his partner, Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, began their road to riches from the humble beginning started in a private garage, too.
Mark Zuckerberg and his co-founders started Facebook in a college dorm room. There are thousands of examples of how Americans started with nothing and built an empire. Why are they hated so much and attacked so often?
Three years ago college graduates could not find a job. Many lived in their mother’s basement and were in despair. Now many of them have their own companies and are are climbing the corporate ladder and are planning their own company. That’s what the Americans do, they dream the American Dream.
While socialists and socialism are rising like out-of-control weeds in a garden crowding out American Dreams and prosperity, they denounce the wealthy people and the big companies they own. They are calling for taxes as high as 70% on the very companies started by college dropouts and people just like themselves. America and Americans produce yet again world examples that one can, in the freest and most independent land in the world, go from rags to riches, broke to wealthy by following their dreams and working hard.
Now why would anybody want to destroy that?
A young, Saudi Arabian woman, Rahaf al-Qunun, is struggling for freedom and independence after escaping her patriarch family in the Middle East. In nations like Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally of significant importance, females, even adults do not have freedom or independence. If Ms. Mohammed a-Qunun is forced to return to her home country of Saudi Arabia it is certain she will be another victim of honor killing.
The bridge from slavery to freedom is a daring and risky thing to cross. So is the bridge from destitution to financial security. Those that dare to risk everything and take those challenges of crossing those bridges have the most to gain.
We have become a world that wants to punish those who have accomplished so much and reward those who have done little to help themselves or the world. That just doesn’t seem right.
What we are learning during this presidential race is the evil power of the powers that be. It is a magnificent, demonic power gone wild. The Republican elites. The Democrat elites. Globalist elite. The media elites. The elitist billionaires and millionaire that drive super PACs. The elite leaders of foreign governments, religions and powers that intimidate and interfere with our domestic affairs. We the people, must destroy those elites. They are the enemy of the people. The establishment. A corrupt establishment. They are our SLAVEMASTERS! We must break the chains of our bondage and free ourselves from the slavemasters. We the people in a free nation shall govern ourselves in a Republic of our own chosen representatives. We the people of a free world shall not be intimidated by powers overseas, be they friend or foe, or by foreign or domestic governments, terrorist groups, media, political parties, political action committees, leaders of others, including religious leaders, that are all subordinate to our power in this conquest to our free and inalienable right to choose our own leaders. America is not ruled by tyranny or dictatorship nor will she ever be. There is no power greater than our power, the power of WE THE PEOPLE. We the people of the United States of America. We will prevail in installing our own chosen president of these here United States and her territories without intimidation, coercion, psychological pressure or influence, force or propaganda. We shall not tolerate any interference whatsoever into our domestic affairs by any power or any source. We shall hold strictly responsible any party who so offends our inalienable rights. We the people of the United States of America shall govern ourselves as our Constitution permits us to do, and as our forefathers willed us to do, and our Creator endows us to do. There is no power on this earth, domestic or foreign, that can take our right to self government away from us. We shall defend that right at any and all cost no matter who the offending power is. We shall fully settle upon the shoulders of our offenders, like an American Eagle does upon her prey, when the time of reckoning comes and it will come. ~We The People Have Spoken
America’s Leaders are neither trained nor ready to lead.
The Kurds are the only people in the Middle East ready for prolonged, hardcore war and they are brave fighters like Americans without the cowardly blood running through their veins that cause others in that region to surrender. The women shouldn’t be fighting men’s war, but they are, and bravely so. We need to give them the weapons so they can do their job that nobody else seems to be doing–or want to do. And we need to do it now, not next year, not next month, not next week, but now, TODAY!
The United States cannot wait while an incompetent president fails to act in retaking Iraq and to prevent further loss to ISIS terrorists. We cannot wait one year to train fighters in Iraq, Syria or Saudi Arabia. That is an asinine plan. We need boots on the ground now. Last month. Since last June. We need to land the entire fighting force of America’s First Team, the 1st Cav Division, on the ground now, followed by the Marines and other divisions and we need to train the Kurds in direct combat as we go, giving them the ultimate weapons to win the fight and establish a free state. We need Special Forces and Rangers and SEALs–America’s Best–to go in and do their job and do it right. We need gunship’s and Apaches saturating the skies over Iraq, Syria and Turkey, so many so the ISIS will think darkness has fallen upon them.
We need the best and most innovated war equipment at our disposal, and we need to get it deployed. We need, heavy artillery and we need a full recall of the most seasoned combat fighting troops the ignorant president laid off so we can annihilate the ISIS now by hunting them down and exterminating them, every Goddamn one of them, wherever they run, wherever they hide. And we should send the same message George W. Bush sent, “Any nation that harbors these terrorists shall feel the U.S. militarily landing on its back.” PERIOD!
We can defeat the ISIS–or any terrorists on the face of this planet–the Hamas, Hezbollah or any or all of them if politicians would just get the hell out of the way and let the experienced military do the job it is trained to do and the boys have lived their entire lives to do. America’s men were raised by fathers and grandfathers who went to war. They are ready to fight and they are ready right NOW! It’s in their genes and they don’t need some dumb-ass politician making pansies out of them. They didn’t join the military to stand on some base polishing shoes, they joined to fight for democracy, the world over. Now, let them go and let them do it. They are fighting men and women and they are battle born. So, let’s get them over there and do their job they were trained to do. NOW!
American has never had a prouder military than after a victory and a victory is calling.
Who is going to put the handcuffs on him?
Today, 18 October 2014, early voting begins in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yesterday voters received in the mail the 2014 Official Sample Ballot for Clark County, Nevada. With general elections held on Tuesday, 4 November and early voting held from 18 October until 31 October the sample ballot informs readers of necessary information they need to place their votes such as who the candidates are that are running and their party affiliation, any new state constitutional amendment changes proposed, or any new regulatory rules voters need to be informed of. The sample ballot booklet also provides additional information and links to expand ones knowledge independently of the booklet and of course, one is free to do their own complete research on a given candidate or subject matter concerning the 2014 midterm elections and the local elections.
When you open the cover of the booklet, the back of the cover has two “New” messages in bold bordering frames. The first informs the readers that they can now update their voter registration information online with certain qualifying conditions. It is the second “New” notice that alarms me and provides reason for impeachment as well as criminal prosecution to the leader of America’s justice department, Eric Holder. It also provided adequate and just reason for a full sweep of the entire administration. We as citizens of the United States of America have constantly been bombarded with extensive corruption from the Obama administration and the liberal powers that be and no conservative power has been able to thus stop the injustice upon the America people. I am going to show you two pieces of evidence to backup my statement and let you decide what is just or injustice. The first is the notice in yesterday’s sample ballot mailing:
The message reads, in large, bold print “NEW” followed by:
On October 19, 2011, Clark County was notified by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice that in accordance with Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act, all future elections in Clark County must be conducted in English, Filipino (Tagalog), and Spanish. If you wish to receive your future voting materials in Spanish or Filipino (Tagalog), contact the Election Department at 702-455-8683.
The Civil Rights Division didn’t actually create this ruling, they simply sited an existing section of law in the Voting Rights Act, but what they promise in so doing is enforcement of the law. Forget the government and this administration and this “justice department” fails to enforce other, more pertinent laws such as protecting American citizens from criminal invaders coming across our unsealed and unprotected borders and failing to allow states to enforce the laws.
2011 is hardly new, but since the day date is 19 October which hadn’t arrived yet by the time of the mailing, it must not be a misprint. I’m sure communities all over America received the so-called Civil Rights Division notice. I do not know a single Filipino or have ever heard one speak, that did not speak affluent English. Every Filipino I know or came in acquaintance with can communicate superbly in the English language. That cannot be said about Mexicans or Hispanics. And I never recall a single one of them ever speaking their own language of Tagalog, an Austronesian language, the basis of the Filipino people with roots to the original language of the Manila area of the Philippines and extending from the language family of parts of Asia, spoken by some 250 million people. Although all the Filipinos I know do speak Tagalog to their native relatives or friends, especially while in the Philippines, I’ve never heard them speak the Austronesian language in the presence of English-speaking Americans. I’m not saying it doesn’t occur, I’m saying I don’t recall it happening in front of me, which means either the Filipinos, once in America, are determined to master English and communicate with the language of our land or they have sincere respect for the rest of us Americans who don’t speak their language of Austronesia. The Filipinos become good American citizens. That cannot be said about all Mexicans or Hispanics. It is our politicians and bureaucrats and corrupt liberal judges–and the communist Anti-American Civil Liberties Union—that creates and administers the problem. Virtually every piece of federal, states and local communication is now in dual languages of English and Spanish, although Mexico never declared war upon America nor had the American people ever conceded that Spanish was a language of our land. Nearly every peace of corporate America communication, packaging and consumer product labeling contains both English and the burdensome, often bullying, Spanish language which has never been adopted as a second language of America. The powers that be force the American people against their will and enslave them in an injustice of not only insubordination of the American people–their boss–but in criminal and corrupt behavior that is contrary to the United States Constitution, the laws of judicial system and the will of the MAJORITY of the people and it is not countered, but embraced, by politicizing bipartisan.
If we must conduct elections in Tagalog and Spanish to supplement English isn’t that unjust to Arab Muslims, Communist Chinese and dozens of other languages? Why aren’t we told the elections have to be in all languages, Mister Holder? After all, we are a nation of EQUALS are we not? The injustice delivered by the Justice Department is scary. Between orders from the U.S. Justice Department and Obama’s executive orders, his pen and his phone and the lack of any real opposition is scary, too. Real scary. So scary it makes the American Dream an American Nightmare. A nightmare we don’t wake up from. A nightmare that will haunt us to our death. The worst kind of nightmare. The absolute worst kind.
I don’t know about you, but I’m already wondering if Batman is going to come and save us. And if he doesn’t who the hell else will?
To be eligible for citizenship in the United States of America
Learning English is a Requirement for Citizenship in the U.S.
Be able to read, write and speak basic English. There are exceptions to this rule for someone who at the time of filing (for U.S. citizenship).
Those exceptions are generally limited to the following three examples:
Is 55 years of age and has been a permanent resident for at least 15 years; or
Is 50 years of age and has been a permanent resident for at least 20 years; or
Has a permanent physical or mental impairment that makes the individual unable to fulfill these requirements.
(They also have other factors they need to be qualified in, among them is to have a basic knowledge of the U.S. government. Something which you will see many Filipinos are actively involved in and many Americans citizens have a lack of knowledge in.)
Now, before the liberals change this clause, take note: with citizenship being required in order to vote, and English being required to be a U.S. citizen (or also known as nationalization), why is it that Eric Holder and the so-called Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Injustice Department mandates that local jurisdictions include Tagalog and Spanish in the election process and documents? Further, why are almost all government and corporate communication allowed to use any language other that English?
We need to overhaul the citizenship process in the United States as well as political asylum (with our being in favor of those with their lives in imminent danger to expedite asylum without so much governmental and bureaucratic red tape.) and immigration procedures. We need to halt any further liberal sabotaging of American law pertaining to immigration, citizenship and asylum and we need Constitutional amendments of which I propose in future essays and correspondence with legislative sponsors. But for now, the writing is not only on the walls, but in the law books of America and we need to enforce those laws and charge politicians, elected officials and bureaucrats with felonies and up to charges of treason. Remember, we need to change the definition of treason and remove the simple wording of “enemy” as a requirement for treason and replace it with longer, far more extensive language including the endangering the security, welfare and economy of the United States of America among other listed relevance.
If you must speak affluent English to become an American citizen, how is it that Eric Holder’s Civil Rights thugs can force communities to allow any language other than English to be inserted in our election process? Wouldn’t such ruling insinuate felonious activity at the voting polls? That felonious activity would be illegal voting by illegal invaders encouraged by Holder’s Civil Rights executives and Holder himself, would it not? Help me understand. Help me digest this matter of astonishing magnitude. How can it be in the land of the free and the brave where the people, not the politicians or the corporate barons rule the land–or are suppose to. We are a nation of representation, but since when do those who are representing act on their own without our consent or permission? Well, obviously it has been happening for decades and we have done absolutely nothing about it. Why is that? Help me understand. Help me figure this out.
What is gained and what is lost if we continue on the current path that we now have as citizens of a nation, a once fine nation, lost in political turmoil? Have we surrendered our country without a shot fired? Do we become a people of someone else’s dream? Is the American dream ripped from our arms and passed to foreign nationalists to enjoy rather that the children and grandchildren of the rightful American citizenship? Do we concede for the sake of peace? Do we forgive and forget a civil war or do we defend our nation at all costs and all sacrifices like our fathers before us had in a time of national defense? Do we allow an undeclared enemy to destroy us from within while those who collect money from our treasury for their paychecks reap the rewards for selling us out? Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon Iscariot, sold Jesus of Nazareth out for 30 pieces of silver (and then, afterwards, he so regretted selling out Christ he committed suicide by hanging himself in a tree.) Judas the traitor made only 30 pieces of silver to sell out the King. How much do the politicians make to sell out America? In the case of Jesus and the case of America, both were condemned, one by Crucifixion, the other by internal assassination, both with the involvement of politicians. Help me with this, aren’t politicians elected officials? Are not we, the people, their bosses? Then how is it then they commit treason without justification by the people, of the people and for the people?
In a nation of the people, by the people and for the people, how is it possible one man, Eric Holder, can make rulings that throw us into bondage and slavery with no mercy? How can one man, Barack Obama exercise a thing called “executive order” at the price of all Americans’ liberties? How can one judge rule against all the people of the entire State of California and declare their collective votes void? I’ll tell you the truth, they cannot. No one can overrule the people in the United States of America, no one! Period! The U.S. Constitution clearly and simply states that all federal laws shall be vested in Congress, a body of elected representatives of the people, and Congress alone. Congress shall make legislation, not Attorney Generals, not Justice Department managers, and certainly not single judges legislating from the bench, but CONGRESS! The first three examples this paragraph witnesses, in my opinion, what ought to be classified as high-crimes of treason and be punishable by immediate death by firing squad of U.S. military and without trial or delay. The action alone bears all the witness to the guilt that is needed. We need a constitutional amendment to meet those demands. And, we need leaders with the courage to enact that amendment or we need to replace the existing politicians until we have such leaders in place.
English is the language of the land. Not Spanish. Yet in virtually every form of communication in America today Spanish is takes a position of equal status and even dominance over English. English is the law of our land. Not only do we need to redefine treason and remove the necessity of the language “enemy” from the qualification and insert in its place “any foreign nation, national, immigrant or invader from outside the boundaries of the borders of the United States of America” shall be considered a traitor and be punished up to the penalty of death. With the legal language changed, America will no longer be sold out by corrupt politicians or corporate powers that be. The firing squad would be reintroduced and you would see more traffic exiting America’s southern border, fleeing it, than invading it and coming north. I assure you.
There is a warning in the same booklet that states any person entitled to vote shall not vote or attempt to vote more than once at the same election. Any person who votes or attempts to vote twice at the same election is guilty of a category D felony. But there is no reference or warning that states if someone is not entitled to vote or if someone votes illegally–as in illegal immigrant–that too constitutes a felony. It also requires anyone who has moved but has not changed their registration information to show identification in order to vote in the local election process, but no identification is required to establish lawful American citizenship. Does that make sense?
The politicians and corporate thugs like, Eric Holder, has destroyed America. The uncontrolled criminals coming across America’s borders have damaged America’s economy, destroyed our schools, welfare system, medical resources, social standings, and demographics and leads to the possibility, ever so closely so, to civil war. Those politicians need to be held accountable. No politician ought to be able to escape justice, like Louis Lerner currently is do and many others, and Eric Holder is planning on doing with his resignation. All across the Vegas Valley numerous businesses employ 100% Hispanics, yet Holder’s “Civil Rights” mobsters fail to bring charges against these unlawful and sometimes very prestigious businesses. Massive discrimination against whites, even blacks and Asians, is fully visible in the Vegas Valley. Any politician or government worker who is convicted of a crime against the people ought to loose all of their pension and health care and be stripped of all monies whatsoever from the people–the taxpayers–period! I’ll discuss those ideas in future essays and hope you have the stomach for it.
Lying politicians ought to be punished with felony charges. Bar none. The sentence ought to be severe.
The immigration issue is a matter of legal vs. illegal. Right vs. wrong. Justice vs. injustice. Criminal vs. good, moral character. And, by the way, one of the qualifications of becoming a U.S. citizen is that one is of “good, moral character.” Criminals that break U.S. laws and steal other peoples identities and live in the United States illegally are not of good, moral character and therefore cannot and should not be granted U.S. citizenship nor should our subordinate politicians or bureaucrats be granting them amnesty or a free lunch on U.S. taxpayer’s dime.
The ironic thing is about the immigration process in America, including the asylum procedure is greatly flawed and works against the honest and legal people who try to do the right thing. That needs to be change and I will be on the forefront introducing recommended changes, removal of nonperforming bureaucrats and wrongful politicians and making lawful immigration and citizenship in the United States easier for the righteous and harder for the criminal invaders of illegal status with stiffer penalties, chain gangs pay their dept to our society.
It is time Americans take back America. Not to merely place America back into the hands of the Republicans who most likely will do no better than the liberals. America will move again once the Republicans gain the Senate and House, but there will still be widespread injustice against the people. The to strip politicians and corporations of the their nasty will to rule against the people and bring injustice to the very souls who govern them is paramount. It’s never been more paramount in U.S. history.
It is high time we create high treason for politicians who act against the will and justice of the American people. It is time we pull them from power and punish them punishment fit for traitors, including the death sentence. We can accomplish that by changing our laws. And if our representatives won’t create the new laws we need then we need to replace our representatives. It all a matter of will.
Additional Resources & Reading
Applying for U.S. Citizenship
Applying for Citizenship
8 U.S. Code 1324 Bringing In and Harboring Certain Aliens
Federal Immigration and Nationality Act
Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)
Felonies for Harboring Illegals
Aiding and Abetting Illegals
If you spend the time and read these laws you’ll have a deeper understanding of the crimes and disobedience our politicians and bureaucrats are committing.
“An employer can be convicted of the felony of harboring illegal aliens who are his employees…”
Encouraging and Harboring Illegal Aliens
“It is a violation of law for any person to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection in any place, including any building or means of transportation, any alien who is in the United States in violation of law. HARBORING MEANS ANY CONDUCT THAT TENDS TO SUBSTANTIALLY FACILITATE AN ALIEN TO REMAIN IN THE U.S. ILLEGALLY. The sheltering need not be clandestine, and harboring covers aliens arrested outdoors, as well as in a building. This provision includes harboring an alien who entered the U.S. legally but has since lost his legal status…”
“The penalty for felony harboring is a fine and imprisonment for up to five years. The penalty for felony alien smuggling is a fine and up to ten years’ imprisonment.”
RICO — Citizen Recourse
“Private persons and entities may initiate civil suits to obtain injunctions and treble damages against enterprises that conspire to or actually violate federal alien smuggling, harboring, or document fraud statutes, under the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO). The pattern of racketeering activity is defined as commission of two or more of the listed crimes. A RICO enterprise can be any individual legal entity, or a group of individuals who are not a legal entity but are associated in fact, AND CAN INCLUDE NONPROFIT ASSOCIATIONS.”
“State and local law enforcement officials have the general power to investigate and arrest violators of federal immigration statutes without prior INS knowledge or approval, as long as they are authorized to do so by state law. There is no extant federal limitation on this authority. The 1996 immigration control legislation passed by Congress was intended to encourage states and local agencies to participate in the process of enforcing federal immigration laws. Immigration officers and local law enforcement officers may detain an individual for a brief warrantless interrogation where circumstances create a reasonable suspicion that the individual is illegally present in the U.S. Specific facts constituting a reasonable suspicion include evasive, nervous, or erratic behavior; dress or speech indicating foreign citizenship; and presence in an area known to contain a concentration of illegal aliens…”
My fellow Americans, please indulge. Do your own research. Draw your own conclusions. Add your opinion and voice while you still can in America.