Thursday, September 13, 2018

Liar, liar I WISH his paints WERE on fire

There are people and organizations that keep ACTUAL track of what politicians say.

One of those groups claims that the current President of the United States has said over 3000 things that were incorrect.

INCORRECT is a very soft way of calling someone a liar.

I'm not sure I have to worry about libel suits so I'm just going to say it.

OUR PRESIDENT IS A LIAR

In fact I'm pretty sure he lies on purpose in order to confuse the American public.

Is that a crime?

It should be BUT instead 
it is considered 
a TACTIC
or
a STRATEGY
and 
we've let this tactic, or strategy, work to perfection.

The magic question is

ARE WE GOING TO ALLOW 
IT 
TO 
HAPPEN 
AGAIN?

The time to start making sure that doesn't happen again
is
NOW!

Campaign slogan might simply be......

                      STOP THE LIAR


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Presidential Seal of Approval

The BEES keep disappearing and most experts trace the problem to a pesticide class known as neonicotinoids which are manufactured by companies such as Dow and Bayer Corp Science.

There was an additional 15% increase in colony collapses from the previous year according to the USDA.

The NEW EPA(the one that has no interest in protecting the air and the water) under the NEW PRESIDENT(the most obvious narcissistic human ever to hold this office) does not accept the science and basically has slowed down their interest in preventing Colony Collaspe Disorder.

In other words.....FUCK THE BEES......SUPPORT THE CHEMICAL COMPANIES AT ALL COST.

Just to understand how far behind our government is regarding this issue.
In 2013 the EU banned SOME neonicotinoids and this year restricted the use of the pesticide to greenhouses.

I've previously spent serious time writing about CCD and if you are unaware of the problem then you are one of those people who has chosen to ignore information in order to remain calm and happy.

Happiness might be based on much truth one can ignore (from Neo-Illumination # 6)

The Trump Asbestos story falls into the surreal category. 

Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals,[1] which all have in common their eponymous asbestiformhabit: i.e. long (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio), thin fibrous crystals, with each visible fiber composed of millions of microscopic "fibrils" that can be released by abrasion and other processes.[2] They are commonly known by their colors, as blue asbestos, brown asbestos, white asbestos, and green asbestos.[3]
Asbestos mining existed more than 4,000 years ago, but large-scale mining began at the end of the 19th century, when manufacturers and builders began using asbestos for its desirable physical properties.[1] Some of those properties aresound absorption, average tensile strength, affordability, and resistance to fire, heat, and electricity. It was used in such applications as electrical insulation for hotplate wiring and in building insulation. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are often mixed with cement or woven into fabric or mats. These desirable properties made asbestos very widely used. Asbestos use continued to grow through most of the 20th century until public knowledge of the health hazards of asbestos dust led to its outlawing by courts and legislatures in mainstream construction and fireproofingin most countries.
Inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious and fatal illnesses including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis).[4][5] Concern of asbestos-related illness in modern times began with the 20th century and escalated during the 1920s and 1930s. By the 1980s and 1990s, asbestos trade and use were heavily restricted, phased out, or banned outright in an increasing number of countries.[6]


Despite the severity of asbestos-related diseases, the material has extremely widespread use in many areas. Continuing long-term use of asbestos after harmful health effects were known or suspected, and the slow emergence of symptoms decades after exposure ceased, made asbestos litigation the longest, most expensive mass tort in U.S. history and a much lesser legal issue in most other countries involved.[7] Asbestos-related liability also remains an ongoing concern for many manufacturers, insurers and reinsurers. On July 12, 2018, a Missouri jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged the company’s talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer.[8]

I was told my a neighbor yesterday that I drink it everyday in the tap water.
FACT CHECK.  Canadian study from 2002
Water Asbestos is introduced into water by the dissolution of asbestos-containing minerals and ores as well as from industrial effluents, atmospheric pollution, and A/C pipes in waterdistribution systems. Exfoliation of asbestos fibres from A/C pipes is related to the aggressiveness of the water supply (3). Although A/C piping is used in about 19% of water-distribution systems in Canada, erosion of such piping appeared to contribute measurably to the asbestos content of water supplies at 2 only two of 71 locations surveyed (7). In contrast, high levels of asbestos have been recorded in association with the severe deterioration of A/C pipe containing chrysotile and crocidolite in Woodstock, New York (USA) (8). Chrysotile was the predominant type of asbestos detected in a national survey of the water supplies of 77 communities in Canada; concentrations varied from not detectable (<0 .1="" 0.5="" 2000="" concentrations="" estimated="" fibre="" in="" it="" lengths="" m.="" median="" mfl="" range="" that="" the="" to="" was="" were="" while="">1 MFL in the water supplies of 25% of the population, >10 MFL for 5% of the population, and >100 MFL for 0.6% of the population. Concentrations were higher in raw than in treated water (7). 
The results of a number of surveys indicate that most of the population of the USA consumes drinking-water containing asbestos in concentrations below 1 MFL (9). In 1974, concentrations of optically visible fibres up to 33 MFL were detected in drinking-water supplies in the Netherlands (10). 
The results of a survey of asbestos concentrations in raw and treated waters in the United Kingdom suggest that most drinking-waters contain asbestos fibres in concentrations varying from not detectable up to 1 MFL (11)
EXACT LEVELS OF ASBESTOS IN OUR WATER.
The EPA has established a maximum contaminant level (MCL) for asbestos in drinking water of 7 million fibers per liter (MFL) > 10 ┬Ám in length. ... 
Whether you agree with the FWR, the EPA or both, what all of this means is—yes, asbestos could be in your drinking water.

NOW SWALLOW THIS!!!!!!

A new study in Italy that says drinking asbestos might be as dangerous as breathing it.....and with that thought......

I give you our Presidential Seal of approval.



 Russian asbestos company that operates a giant mine in the Ural Mountains is marketing its wares with President Trump’s image, according to photos it posted on social media, citing former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt as well as Trump’s outspoken support for the carcinogen.
The company Uralasbest posted photos of the pallets adorned with a seal with Trump’s face in the center on its Facebook page in June.
“Approved by Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States,” the seal read, according to a translation supplied by the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit focused on human health and the environment that flagged the posting.
I'M NOT TELLING YOU NOT TO VOTE FOR TRUMP IN 2020....
BUT IF YOU DO....THEN YOU DON'T GIVE ONE THOUGHT TO THE FUTURE OF YOUR CHILDREN OR YOUR GRANDCHILDREN.
                                 -30-
Michael Timothy McAlevey

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Music to calm Rudy Guliani's twisted mind









But I doubt that anything will help.  Rudy is full of IT.....and if he gets any fatter he might explode.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Something great happened last week and then I read a few more stories

I was so damn excited when I heard that Scott (Let's completely f**k the planet) Pruitt resigned as the head of the EPA....and then I looked at the record of the guy taking his place and threw up on my new blue suede shoes.

Of course I don't have new blue suede shoes but every chance I get to reference Elvis I will do and never apologize.

One of the strange things I noted in the article, referring to his resignation, was the fact that his odd ball behavior regarding personal matters, such as the phone booth dealio and flying first class and helping his wife get a job or a chick dick franchise, was the main focus of the story.

NOT THE FACT THAT HE HAS ATTEMPTED TO REVERSE 
EVERY CLEAN WATER, CLEAN AIR AND RENEWABLE ENERGY GESTURE THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD MADE DURING HIS ADMINISTRATION.

(by the way in case you are wondering.....YES I am now shouting)

SCOTT PRUITT IS A NON-BELIEVER IN CLIMATE CHANGE AND FULLY SUPPORTS THE INCREASED USE OF COAL AND FOSSIL FUELS TO SUPPLY OUR NATIONAL ENERGY NEEDS.

Remember this is the dipshit who sued the EPA 14 times on behalf of oil and coal companies when he was the Oklahoma Attorney General.

THE POINT OF MOVING FORWARD INTO A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE IS TO MOVE TOWARD THAT SUSTAINABLE FUTURE BY CHOOSING DIRECTIONS THAT WE KNOW WILL WITHSTAND THE TEST OF TIME.

The SUN is the main direction in which we should be traveling.
WIND is the second direction in which we should be traveling.
ELECTROMAGNETIC is the next direction and possibly more important than the first two as far as making machines operate.
And then comes WAVE energy and GRAVITY.
(making something operate by GRAVITY seems too obvious)

THOSE FORMS OF ENERGY WILL RESIDE ON THIS PLANET LONG AFTER ALL THE COAL HAS BEEN DUG OUT OF THE EARTH AND ALL THE FOSSIL FUELS HAVE BEEN
CONSUMED. HOW THEY BECOME AFFORDABLE COMMUNITIES IS WHAT THE HUMAN SPECIES DOES BEST.......we figure stuff out.

SCOTT PRUITT WAS A MAN WHO DIDN'T WANT TO FIGURE THINGS OUT BUT INSTEAD JUST WANTED THINGS TO STAY THE WAY THEY ARE.

WE ALL KNOW THAT CURRENTLY FOSSIL FUELS ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE THEY DOMINATE THE CONSUMPTION SCALE OF WHAT WE USE TO MAKE THE SYSTEM (often referred to as society) OPERATE ON A NORMAL BASIS.

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE HAVE TO IGNORE BUILDING A BASE SYSTEM FOR SOURCES OF ENERGY THAT ARE FOREVER.

For an example that I've often used.....Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the White House in 1977
Ronald Reagan removed those panels in 1981 and set the solar panel industry back 25 years.
A very similar situation happened in the 1950's when the oil industry put the ca-bosh on mass transit in Southern California.

By the way....Let's gently disgust that term forever and try not to scare the crap out of anyone.

I've always thought that NASA exploring space was extremely important for the continuation of the human species even though I know the demise of our SUN isn't scheduled for about 5 billion years.
It's not like you and I are going to benefit from discovering a new planet in a new solar system within a new galaxy but I always considered that one of our jobs as human beings was simply to help avoid extinction.
Which is actually part of Neo-Illumination #17....and if you don't know about Neo-Illumination then you don't know anything about me and or you just think I'm bonkers.
Both options are part of my ongoing reality check.

What I've been thinking about lately is the true reality of the future of the human species.

Two things don't bode well for permanent occupation of the planet Earth.
The Sun's eventual inability to heat our planet
and
The collision of the Milky Way Galaxy with the Andromeda Galaxy

As I stated before the Sun's next phase( which is not good for anything living on Earth) will take about 5 billion years.

The collision of the two galaxies will happen in about........huh?

Before we reveal that number let's look at the facts.

Both galaxies are traveling at around 300,000 miles an hour TOWARD each other.
At the current time The Andromeda Galaxy is about 3 MILLION light years away.
Each single light year (as in the number 1) is 5.9 TRILLION miles.

My calculator doesn't have a big enough screen so I called my math guy Butch, who happens to have 8 degrees and he quickly said to add about 18 0's  to 1 and that would be the distance.

The problem with survival is that we have  a very long time to find another planet but if the nearest galaxy is going to collide with us then we need to find a galaxy that is further away and then figure out if that galaxy is on a collision course with another galaxy before we settle in.

I think what I'm trying to say is that we need to make the best of what we have and do as much as possible to make this planet the heaven on earth that it is suppose to be.  The problem I see is that when human beings( like Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt) come along who wield power and only direct that power to the satisfaction of those who control the current power cords, such as big oil, then we aren't doing our very best....and in fact we are ignoring the one element that makes us unique.

WE ARE A PROUD SPECIES OF PROBLEM SOLVERS and if we simply follow a status quo because that's the easiest path then we are asking for trouble.......and the trouble isn't millions of years off.  

The problem of clean air, clean fresh water, healthy oceans and abundant pollution caused by massive irresponsible consumption is HERE.....NOW.

A few generations down the road simply means your children and their children will face extreme conditions generally caused by US.

When a man like Scott Pruitt comes along and says clean air and clean water inhibit big business from rewarding their share holders then WE REALLY HAVE A PROBLEM.

Yes I am extremely happy that he is gone.....but the next guy got appointed already by the main guy who sits in the White House and just doesn't give a f**k about anything that doesn't directly affect him. 

And then I just read a story about LIMA, Ohio where they have started refurbishing mothballed Tanks so that the town can have people working.  President "Biff" has increased the defense budget so that we can have more TANKS?

WHERE WILL THE NEXT GROUND WAR WITH TANKS TAKE PLACE?

I'd love to see how long a tank war would last with Drones and Missiles being launched from thousands of miles away by techies sitting in an air conditioned suite underneath NORAD.

This might be the stupidest thing DJT has done so far.

Even dumber than hiring Scott Pruitt....and that probably wasn't actually dumb but more hostile toward policies that Obama had put in place.

I'm trying to bring my emotions down to Earth so I can help solve issues now.  It's hard because I've always been species orientated and extinction never appealed to me.

Maybe I should just accept the inevitable and try to laugh more.

That would be funny.

For now....good riddance Mr. Pruitt and I hope they make you take that phone booth home where you can install in your bathroom.

Michael Timothy McAlevey













Thursday, July 5, 2018

Just another irony that tickles my sad

In early February of 1959 I was home from school due to the measles. I remember being extremely itchy and uncomfortable and I was getting ready to turn 13 and it didn't seem fair and of course I blamed it on Sister Mary Margaret of St. Ferdinand's grammar school in San Fernando, Ca.

I blame everything on Sister Mary Margaret and every nun that taught me for eight years was named Sister Mary Margaret.

I'm seriously telling you the truth.  
I can't remember any nun in my life who wasn't named Sister Mary Margaret.

I would describe what she looked like but it might cause me to have some new physical abnormality....like a mini-stroke or another outbreak of the measles.

I assume that I was in the 7th grade.  The previous summer I had played my only year of Little League and was getting ready for Babe Ruth League. The Dodgers had finished 7th in the National League during their first year in LA (I promise that there will be no more Leagues in this story) but 1959 would prove to be a great Dodger year and my loyalty to the boys in blue has never wavered.  Of course I love the sport of baseball but the Dodgers were more than just a baseball team......they were the main thing that got me through the next few years of my life along with Soupy Sales and Elvis.

Obviously there's a side bar story here but this is not the time or place to explain.

Back to that early February morning in 1959.......

We had a nice RCA color television that my mom had won in a church raffle a few years earlier. The  picture seemed large at the time but it was probably only 24 inches.

I recall the interruption of whatever I was watching and the announcer talking about the tragic deaths of three rock and roll stars and especially focusing on 17 year old Richie Valens who was from San Fernando.

Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and young Valens died that day in a plane crash outside of Clear Lake Iowa.

Years later the song  American Pie by Don McClean with the infamous lyric "The Day the Music Died" would forever immortalize that day in rock and roll history.

So much has been written about them and the stories regarding who wasn't on the plane and how the last minute switch of passengers took place.

The fact that anyone got on a small plane in a snow storm with a 22 year old pilot is really one of the big questions....and can probably best be answered by the simple statement.  YOUNG PEOPLE ALWAYS SEEM INDESTRUCTIBLE to themselves and then add the success of their recent records and the great fan response on their current tour and I'm sure sensing tragedy had no place in their minds.

I was watching a documentary on the event last night and within 30 minutes three different people had claimed to have had a coin flip that determined who would and who wouldn't get on that plane.

Dion said he gave up his seat to Richie Valens because Richie was cold and didn't want to ride on the bus.

Waylon Jennings said he flipped a coin and won but then gave his seat up because it seemed like the right thing to do.

A dummer on the tour said he flipped a coin and lost to young Valens.

Dion has a quote that says he is amazed at how many people claim to have flipped a coin at that small airport in Iowa. Someone knows the truth and this might one of the cases where the winner writes the history....winner being anyone who is still alive.

Please note that DION is still alive.

The entire point of this story is actually based on the date of that famous tragedy.


While watching the documentary (and I've watched many different shows related to that plane crash because I think Buddy Holly would have become one of the greatest song writers in rock music history rivaling the Beatles and Bob Dylan) I realized for the first time that the plane crash was actually
on........

FEBRUARY 3RD

February 3rd 1994
is the worst day of my life and it has nothing do with 
Buddy Holly
Richie Valens
or
The Big Bopper.

I share a sad date with each of those family members and friends and I just realized it last night.

For those of you reading this that don't know what happened on 2/3/94.......I'll tell you later.
Maybe

Michael Timothy McAlevey









Thursday, June 28, 2018

And then the main reason for the last election becomes center stage.....

Anthony M. Kennedy will retire on July 31st 2018.

I'm guessing that 60% of the American population aren't quite sure who he is.

60% might be a tad bit off....give or take 5 to ten percent.

I have to assume that if you are reading this article than you know exactly who Mr. Kennedy is and you are either very disturbed or extremely excited. (While I might not have a large audience I do know that my readers pay attention to social-political matters)

This is not a neutral subject matter.

When one stops and remembers that 40% of the eligible voters don't participate in a Presidential election then it makes perfect sense that MOST of those people cannot name the Supreme Court Justices.  Now add the people who do vote but only vote every four years and could care less about how the rest of the government operates.

WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE AMERICAN POPULATION CAN NAME THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE?

WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE AMERICAN POPULATION CAN NAME THE HEAD OF THE EPA?

The appointment of a Supreme Court Justice is the most important result of a Presidential Election and after that fiasco during Obama's last seven months in office where his appointee didn't get a chance to even be questioned and Trump got Gorsuch within the first year of his administration......after all that, NOW HE GETS ANOTHER PICK and I'm pretty sure I'm going to be sick.

The most interesting thing about Anthony Kennedy is that he was a Ronald Reagan appointee but looking at his record it was often hard to tell that he was put there by an right wing President.
Many pundits think that we was a left leaning Justice because he coauthored the Rowe vs Wade ruling, eliminated the death penalty for juveniles and also supported the right of same sex couples to be married........
.........and now those same pundits are joyfully anticipating another nomination by President Trump that will officially shift the Supreme Court into the RIGHT WING column of social responsibility.

Now stop and think about RBG being 85 and the reality very clearly shows that Donald J. Trump could have THREE picks during his first three years in office.   If he somehow manages to win in 2020 (I'm now officially sick) he could have another pick if Steven Breyer, 79, resigns.

AMERICA is about to shift in ways that MOST PEOPLE can't even conceive.

I'm sorry...but I just vomited all over my desk, my computer keyboard and any reading material close at hand.

THIS IS VERY SERIOUS
and
90 percent of Republicans still support Donald J. Trump and will vote for him in 2020.

IF DEMOCRATS CAN'T RISE UP AND MAKE THEIR PRESENCE FELT BY 2020 THAN

GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN.

What we need is a person who verbalizes what America truly stands for and once more shows us that dignity and grace of leadership outweighs verbal boosting and obvious narcissistic behavior.

Attacking the current Administration is the responsibility of the public....... 

Whoever represents the Democratic Party in 2020 has to speak on a higher level that goes well beyond the attack mode of a normal election campaign.

WE NEED SOMEONE LIKE
ABE LINCOLN or ROBERT F. KENNEDY

How hard can that be?


Probably about as hard as making a monkey fly out of yours or my....ass.

I wished I had better news.....but go back to yesterday's post and watch the boys from Australia.....nothing quite feels like great rock and roll and nobody does great rock and roll better than AC/DC.


For those about to VOTE.....I salute you!

Michael Timothy McAlevey












Friday, June 22, 2018

As good as TV can be

https://www.facebook.com/latelateshowcbs/videos/2262522967097719/UzpfSTcwOTYzOTI0OToxMDE1NjU0NTEzNzA4OTI1MA/

I've watched it three times and it gets better each time