“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” Bruce Lee
Something that hit home this week-
Its odd when you see things on the news how your heart goes out to people but you really do remain for the most part unaffected…did it hurt you in some way? Doubtful. So you listen maybe donate money but go about your life. Nothing wrong with that at all.
You hear about shootings all the time where I live but since 2002 none have affected me or my people. My BF was at work yesterday and sent me a text at 10:00 am about a manhunt where he works. That area is not known for its violent tendencies and is mostly business so I just told him to make sure the bay doors were locked (the main door locks automatically) and don’t worry.
Heres the thing…right down the street from where my BF was; a former employee of Advanced Granite, Radee Prince, had just shot 5 people, killing 3 of them using a .38 (it’s a handgun) and was at large. The shooter had planned this since he had been fired for punching another employee in the face prior to the shooting. The owner had denied his unemployment so Prince visited him and was very aggressive with him. It was NOT his first occurrence of workplace violence in Maryland and he served time for felonies in Wilmington, DE, where he was originally from.
Baltimore Sun graph. 2017
After the Edgewood, MD shootings, he headed to where he was from which was where my daughter lived with her dad for high school, Wilmington, DE. He shot a man at 28th Street Auto Sales, apparently also someone he knew, stole a car but was apprehended right down the street near Glasgow High School at 7:05 pm. The ATF believe that all victims were intended and he is considered just another mass shooter.
So why are we so mindless or accepting in life?
Gainsville, FL – 1990, the town that inspired the Scream movies, yep. Theres some Trivia for you. Five students were murdered on the college campus, all brutally and much like the original movie. They even arrested the wrong killer the first time out and it took some time to put the actual killer in jail. Here is a description of one of the girls-“ Hoyt had had her breasts cut off, been slit open, and then had her decapitated head placed on bookshelf in her apartment to face those who would eventually find her.”
Yeah so Gainesville and the university have stayed under the radar UNTIL NOW…
Richard Spencer ( the great white nationalist leader), has fought with the University of Florida after purchasing space for a rally in one of the auditoriums for 10,600.00, he was given 700 tickets and the entire town is in an uproar as is the College who tried to stop it but cant because it’s a State run campus. So he can give the tickets to whomever he wants and the rally is this evening-10/19/17. So far the Town of Gainsville and the college campus have spent 600,000 + on police in full riot gear and National Guard time. I heard a suggestion, when W.S want to come to town to make a point..or anyone else that is going to cost that kind of money, the colleges have a right to charge more for the space to cover the taxpayer debt or make them charge ticket fees to recoup locality costs and fees.
Again..with either money or hate, why are we so mindless or accepting?
Now onto something else that made me question some things and perhaps one of you more Educated Strategic MILITARY PEOPLE can answer this for me. How is the recent incident in Niger with the four dead Special ops soldiers different from Benghazi? (aside from the obvious) I don’t care about politics here. I want to know how its different from a strategic standpoint.
From what I understand, there is a law from 2001, to stop perpetrators of terrorism involving those involved in the 9/11 attacks without authorization from Congress. This authorization is currently being used in military actions all over the world and to one Senator at least, a member of the Armed Services committee, this should power should be reigned in. We are currently in Philippines, South America and Africa. According to the Senator the US is involved in around a dozen nations using special ops in “military kinetic activity”. Even though 75% of Congress never voted for the 2001, law.
So how did these 4 guys end up on the border of Niger and Mali, in a remote fringe area we don’t usually go into? Supposedly they were in the region to train forces against the terrorism. They were out on patrol with Niger forces when they came under ambush, from reports say up to 50 militia.
So my questions..why did Trump wait 12 days to say a word. Not the two until they found the 4th soldier-12 days. Then he used General Kellys deceased son and Obama, to alleviate from the media onslaught over this, which was disgusting. Were the men properly equipped for a mission and did they have correct intel? That’s perhaps my biggest question. How did they get the bodies out with such a large occupation?
There is quite a bit of bad media surrounding this and Trump is going to have a hard time, mostly because he has not acted properly, from notification, to taking on McCain, to running his mouth at the incorrect time. But that’s not what I am talking about..what I want to know is why this happened and why it took him 12 days to notify even the families.
I have so many questions here, I dont know were do begin, but if this was your kid or husband would you be Accepting?
Also what the hell is going on with Amazon and having cities bid against each other for 50,000 jobs? WHAT? I understand the tax breaks and location, I went through this during the purchase of my former employer and my state did not come up with the best breaks for the proposed 200 jobs. But that’s small potatoes. There are major cities that need this employment and should that not be a consideration? Also long term ability to pay Amazon and actual location space. I think Jeff Bezos has lost his mind and will put all other companies out of business until we have no choice BUT to buy from him.
ANYONE FOR SHOPPING ELSEWHERE? I REFUSE TO BUY FROM THEM. HOW ABOUT YOU….What I have discovered, is even Ebay has been invaded by Amazon. I always shop on Ebay. I buy only from private sellers and make sure they are not buying from Amazon and reselling to me. Some products are hard to find in stores. I have also begun to buy from individual places instead of a place where you can get it all. I also like specific place for different things. Brick and mortar stores for grocery and high end items. I love Macys (who will now have FAO Schwartz back this year-BUY FAO SCHWARTZ!!!!), and don’t like most discount stores. I have found so many book stores cheaper than Amazon, its not funny. YOU DON’T NEED TO SHOP AT AMAZON…
Again..why are we being taken over by ONE business? Acceptance?
Here are other questions that made me think..
-Why is dog food made so crappy..have you ever looked at the stuff in dog food? Gargum..BHA/BHT...meal meal of any kind..MSG..high amounts of sodium..soy(your dog does not process it the way you do and it produces gas), propanye glycol (its in cola)..corn, peas and wheat(fillers)..stuff like that.
-Why do we eat processed food? Its disgusting and the major reason for obesity. We are encouraged to eat it and it contributes to many deaths each year and raises the cost of heathcare. On that note, why must heathier food cost three times as much..cornering the market? Are we being Accepting again or dont we care about costs and health?
-Why dont more people stand apart from the crowd? Why do things stay hidden so long? Why arent we more up front and honest with each other?
-I dont smoke it, but why is marijuana still federally illegal? We have talked about this but the government does need money, this is a CASH COW. Come on now.
-Why is auto insurance so high overall? Every year it goes up..doesnt matter if you have an accident or not and Lord help you if you do.
“Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day - as long as you treat it that way.” Skylar Grey
SO GIVE ME SOME GOOD NEWS FOR TODAY…NEGATIVITY SUCKS..