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WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

part two

In one word everything. The problem is not within the party its outside. It is the Republican Party that is their problem. They just do not see a shared vision.  Both parties have failed the people.

Lets look at a few topics like education, transportation, and the environment. I will not talk about health care, but you will see where I’m going. Before I start you will try and put a label on me like federalist or socialist, but I am neither I am a realist.  For it is a reality that the least educated populations of the world suffer greatly because of it.  So, if a country is to remain strong than it would be wise to educate its citizens right.

Now for the most part we do educate our citizens but there are gaps that have almost stopped our growth. Mostly due to policies that are just bad. Education is not just a right, but it is a responsibility of every citizen to be productive to the society as a whole and the government to make sure they have the tools needed to succeed. So, I would like to see a change in our view not k-12 but PreK- 14, yes, I said 14.

REASON:

We should have free(required) education up to the first two years of college. Which should be paid for by federal and state funds; with Vocational courses starting in the 7th grade and formal job training programs starting in the 11th grade into jr. college. Now the end of high school will see some students going on to four years some will finish their two years of jr college, and some will go to the military and some will go straight to the work force.  My point is a more educated work force that gives us fluidities. Which is what we need, to stay ahead in a changing world. We should spend money in the early years on reading, math, music and science, 7th through 9th should be loaded with vocational classes, sports, arts, and social building clubs (debate, 4h, jr achievement, scouts) as well history and math.

What I am proposing is not new at one time this was done in some parts of the country in the past ,but since the eighties there has been a slow war against educating the masses, school programs, and afterschool programs are defunded, I have seen first hand how a program that is successful be defunded, forced to find funding that is just not there. With no good reason for defunding.

I must say this that my view is narrow in this regards, When I hear someone that is against an education bill that offers to advance free education I think they think like a Dictator because they do not want to educate they want to control.

And I guess this is my point over all WHAT IS WRONG WITH BOTH PARTIES IS THEY THINK LIKE Dictators.

They want to control us not govern us.

Truth is there needs to be and is long past due a change in both Parties Leadership.

 On to the topic of Transportation which is also connected to infrastructures. I just want to say the country is old some of the sewers date back to late 1800s. How many jobs would be created if we rebuild/modernize the country’s infrastructure, this could also help the environment, how many Mayors wish they had the funds that could not just fix their sewer problem but help his farmers as well.

I said I was a realist I know these things are not Possible today, and not in the future for the simple fact. for these things to happen you need an educated work force we have a shortage of teachers in all fields, so training in skilled trades and advance tech not possible. What is sad is that Countries like China send there students here to get an education and pay good money, but they do not care why because they are building their brain trust.  Oh, what fools they must think we are.

To finish this rant, I must repeat.

THEY THINK LIKE DICTATORS WHILE IT WOULD SEEM THAT THE DICATORS ARE JUST SMARTER.

Part 2

I started this rant awhile back and a lot has happened. After reading what I wrote I am writing this part to continue the rant

Texas will play an important part if the governor and the president can sit down and map out the rebuilding of its old gas infrastructure. Oh, that will cost money, and do we even have the brain trust to do it?

A study that removed equality barriers found that our out put would increase and living standards would improve, WOW Mary Daly you could have gave me that study money I could  have told you that, and there is also the point of who’s listening, well I  do if nobody else does?

Impeachment.

GOP will confirm with their votes that Civil War for the second time in our short history is in the air.

Who will lead it if Trump does not Ted Cruz is betting on himself Say hello to Marcos jr.?

And it has begone how will this play out when the dust end who will be the Dictator of the new country that was the United States?

To be continue. Maybe?

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

In one word everything. The problem is not within the party its outside. It is the Republican Party that is their problem. They just do not see a shared vision.  Both parties have failed the people.

Lets look at a few topics like education, transportation, and the environment. I will not talk about health care, but you will see where I’m going. Before I start you will try and put a label on me like federalist or socialist, but I am neither I am a realist.  For it is a reality that the least educated populations of the world suffer greatly because of it.  So, if a country is to remain strong than it would be wise to educate its citizens right.

Now for the most part we do educate our citizens but there are gaps that have almost stopped our growth. Mostly due to policies that are just bad. Education is not just a right, but it is a responsibility of every citizen to be productive to the society as a whole and the government to make sure they have the tools needed to succeed. So, I would like to see a change in our view not k-12 but PreK- 14, yes, I said 14.

REASON:

We should have free(required) education up to the first two years of college. Which should be paid for by federal and state funds; with Vocational courses starting in the 7th grade and formal job training programs starting in the 11th grade into jr. college. Now the end of high school will see some students going on to four years some will finish their two years of jr college, and some will go to the military and some will go straight to the work force.  My point is a more educated work force that gives us fluidities. Which is what we need, to stay ahead in a changing world. We should spend money in the early years on reading, math, music and science, 7th through 9th should be loaded with vocational classes, sports, arts, and social building clubs (debate, 4h, jr achievement, scouts) as well history and math.

What I am proposing is not new at one time this was done in some parts of the country in the past ,but since the eighties there has been a slow war against educating the masses, school programs, and afterschool programs are defunded, I have seen first hand how a program that is successful be defunded, forced to find funding that is just not there. With no good reason for defunding.

I must say this that my view is narrow in this regards, When I hear someone that is against an education bill that offers to advance free education I think they think like a Dictator because they do not want to educate they want to control.

And I guess this is my point over all WHAT IS WRONG WITH BOTH PARTIES IS THEY THINK LIKE Dictators.

They want to control us not govern us.

Truth is there needs to be and is long past due a change in both Parties Leadership.

 On to the topic of Transportation which is also connected to infrastructures. I just want to say the country is old some of the sewers date back to late 1800s. How many jobs would be created if we rebuild/modernize the country’s infrastructure, this could also help the environment, how many Mayors wish they had the funds that could not just fix their sewer problem but help his farmers as well.

I said I was a realist I know these things are not Possible today, and not in the future for the simple fact. for these things to happen you need an educated work force we have a shortage of teachers in all fields, so training in skilled trades and advance tech not possible. What is sad is that Countries like China send there students here to get an education and pay good money, but they do not care why because they are building their brain trust.  Oh, what fools they must think we are.

To finish this rant, I must repeat.

THEY THINK LIKE DICTATORS WHILE IT WOULD SEEM THAT THE DICATORS ARE JUST SMARTER.

Coronavirus? what to believe?

Is what has happened in the year 2020 is it the start of the slow death of the world class system?

 Note this Pandemic virus 19 has spread around the world no country has been spared. While the WHO has put out information, and yet still people are dying in masses. I see two profound effects that will begin to play out. First no matter what you believe people are still dying. The number of people dying is and will reduce the world population, the numbers of older generations the brain trust and the younger generations the labor trust numbers regarding total deaths worldwide will determine   where we go from here.  How will each country deal with so many of its citizens dead? What will be the toll on food production will there be enough food being produced or will there be people to even do farming, and you must ask this for every single industry in the world. This will open the door to widespread slavery, which leads me to the second problem.

Race riots that have been spreading across the world is not so much about race as it is about brutally and the use of it to control, the match has been lit now we are seeing the fire spread. The use of violent to keep people down, the use of laws that make people less than human is running its course, even the suppression of knowledge may soon begin to backfire. Worldwide this is playing out in several ways each country it will be different yet the same. The total rejection of the class system in almost every form. In the end the countries that Educate their people as a priority, that looks at its people as assets to the sustainability of their culture and growth, will come out on top.

This is something that will not happen in the US since we have for generations have lowed our educational standards to control the populations. Before you  say I am wrong I ask you first Look at all the programs not just in your community but those that surround you that helped young teens, seniors, just look at the job programs, advance education  that have had success but was just discontinued or defunded.  And you tell me what you see.  I say this because I have seen it firsthand, over a period of thirty plus years working with Nonprofits that had such programs. Look at what you had when you went to school and what your Children have now. Not the things you did not have like computers, but clubs, sports, music and arts the things that build character, social skills and teamwork.  

So, the Pandemic of 2020 and how long it will last will it carry into 2021 and what will be the final death toll be our questions that come to mine. And the protest what changes will they bring, and how fast or will those changes come?  

Grace

Grace[i]

The grace given to us by our Lord is power. A power that washes away all pain and sorrow.

All you need is to except it, believe and have faith, bath yourself in his love

Rejoice in his grace.


Written by gary h knox 2-24-2019

Music love and mercy Kathy Troccoli


How to hear the Lord.

His touch is soft

His voice is quiet

But he is always there waiting for you.

Stop quiet your mind, open your heart and your soul will hear him

Loud as the trumpet flare.

WHO AM I?

  (Tell of the Lone Rider)

I am a molded figure made from the dirt of this planet given life though the breath of my creator, I am man.

This is just a form a shell that house the real me. The real me you can not see but you can feel if you open your heart.

I am a believer of our Savior Jesus Christ, and I walk his path daily so many times I have turned from the path only to have him carry me back.

For he is my Protector and Savior I am blessed with his love.

I am me blessed to walk in the light of the Lord all the days of my life.

Who am I?

I am a warrior, born from my mother’s worm fighting for life.  A son carrying the burden of his fathers before him.

I am strong and proud yet meek and full of love I am my Mother’s son.

I am what my father wanted me to be. For he is gone now, and I am alone.

Alone to carry on, to carry the torch of our faith. For both were children of my Lord.

For who am I

I am the Lone Rider, but I am not alone, God rides with me everywhere I go.

So, when you see me riding down the street know that I am not alone.

Join me and feel the present of God and be blessed by his presents for we are not alone.

Twenty years pass due. The smart house is own it way.

Long ago predictions;

Many years back when I was just in the third grade a man from the Ohio Bell[i] company came to our school. He talked about the telephone and then showed us a movie of what we would see in the future. Now their prediction of the future of technology was more like Ma and Pa Parker[ii] but the year 2000 came and went, there, where no streets of smart houses and all the great robots where still just in the movies. Now being so young I believed that yes one day we would live like the Jetsons and I think most kids at that time believed this their future where their parent believed that it was more fantasy than real. This could explain the disconnect some older people have with technology today. The reality is the tech is here or let say almost here since there has not been a building, car or city. That puts all this tech together in one sustainable cohesive format to move us into the space age of the Jetsons. [iii]Which raises the questions why not and what happen to slow or stop this move forward? Now there can be a lot of discussion on this subject, but I am wanting to document just a few of my thoughts. One the brake up of Ma Bell it was good and bad in fact many of the big cases like this had good and bad outcomes. The problem really seems to be how the breakups reformed and what direction and miss step they took. But overall the technology in my life time seems to be moving faster in the later years or I am just getting old.

Casio[iv], Sony[v] and Minolta[vi]?

Now these where great brands I had a Casio watch called a data bank it was one of the first digital watches and it had everything, world time  7 different cities, stop watches, stored phone numbers close to a 100 I think never filled it up, but it  was a life line, and being in the Navy it was the perfect watch. Back then I thought that Sony had the lock on television tech, when they acquired Erickson company known for their sounds, out of this came a cell phone. What a phone big and clunky but full of features I would say it was the Casio watch in the phone plus a voice recorder, mp3 player and you could even buy a printer for it. Early smart phone maybe. Later Sony acquired a camera company Konica/Minolta, I have always liked Minolta cameras that was my brand of choice before I switched to Nikon.  And when the digital came in the Konica/Minolta was my first digital camera before I brought my first DSLR, a Nikon. Now Sony and Casio are in the camera market and Sony is even making headway into the Pro camera Market. So, Casio and Sony, where is my Dick Tracy style comm. watch? Hey, we have smart phones, smart watches, devices to talk to. that runs our lights, tv and computer. We can control our home security from remote locations. I’m just saying.

Maybe a Divorce  Would have been better.

While the breakup of companies like AT&T[vii] (ma bell) into many companies that compete was good for competition a case can be made that it slowed development of technology. The splitting of companies also meant that the intellectual   assets are divided and development of new and like products take a life of their own. In one tech, out another even before we can get uses to it. Example; VHS, laser disc, CDs mp3 and now jump drive all ways of storing data. If like any bad breakup the kids (intellectual assets) suffers. Split in development and research with companies dropping one line of development for another, only to go back to it.  Maybe if there were visitation rights added to the breakups where the assets could be shared. I would have my Dick Tracy multi-function communication wrist watch by now. Truth is I could care less about a smart house, just give me the watch.

 

 

[i] Ohio Bell

The Ohio Bell Telephone Company, now doing business as AT&T Ohio, is the Bell Operating Company serving most of Ohio and parts of West Virginia. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T. Its headquarters is the Ohio Bell Building at 750 Huron Road, Cleveland, Ohio, and formerly had a secondary headquarters at 150 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio. Ohio Bell is not affiliated with Cincinnati Bell, which serves Cincinnati and other surrounding communities.

 

[ii] Ma and Pa Kettle are comic film characters of the successful film series of the same name, produced by Universal Studios, in the late 1940s and 1950s. They are a hillbilly couple with sixteen children whose lives turn upside-down when they win a model-home-of-the-future in a slogan-writing contest. At the verge of getting their farm condemned, the Kettles move into the prize home that is different from their country lifestyle. After that, they are subjected to more unusual situations.

[iii] The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in primetime from September 23, 1962, to March 17, 1963, then later in syndication, with new episodes in 1985 to 1987

[iv] Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and commercial electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

[v] Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo. Its diversified business includes consumer and professional

[vi] Minolta

Minolta Co., Ltd. was a Japanese manufacturer of cameras, camera accessories, photocopiers, fax machines, and laser printers. Minolta was founded in Osaka, Japan, in 1928 as Nichi-Doku Shashinki Shōten. It is perhaps best known for making the first integrated autofocus 35mm SLR camera system. In 1931, the company adopted its current name, an acronym for “Mechanism, Instruments, Optics, and Lenses by Tashima”. In 1933, the brand name first appeared on a camera, a copy of the Plaubel Makina simply called “Minolta”.

 

[vii] AT&T Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas. It is the world’s largest telecommunications

(Wikipedia,org, n.d.)

Please stay out my mouth.

Being somewhat introvert I wonder what women are thinking a lot. But I guess that is the case with most men. Not that it really matters since what they are thinking will not change how some men approach them. Now I have heard many say that they do not like the cat call and I can understand that.
But here is what I do not understand I probably will never understand. As I said I am an introvert by nature, so in most cases I will not start a conversation with a women in public except to be polite. And that would only be to say hello, good morning or some other neutral greeting. And in most cases it is only when she has spoken to me. Now if you ignore my greeting that usually tells me to blow off and I do. What I have notice and this has been not just once but several times, is that I have greeted you and you blow me off , than someone else come up and they start a conversation with me. I look up and you are watching every word coming out our mouths. Some times to the point that we move away from you to keep the conversation to ourselves. In most cases we are only having a general conversation but even that can feel uncomfortable when someone is looking at you. My problem is that this seems to be a constant (not just one woman but several). I take public transit so this happens a lot. I understand not wanting to speak, even that you might think I am hitting on by saying hello. But for me that took a lot to just to say hello so if you do not respond I am not going to put myself out there pass that. So I am not going to ask you what’s on your mind. Just if you cannot be polite enough to return my greeting , Please stay out my mouth. It is rude and you are starting to give me a complex. If you feel I am hitting on you am not.
I have gotten use to being an introvert, and most of the time I understand that I will be alone most the time. And I am ok with that. But what I am not ok with is the women’s ego that thinks that every man want to hit on them. The whole act of being a human being is lost to them. But I must be fair there are men like this also. But that does not matter to me. My point is that every time someone speaks to me I am not thinking why are you hitting on me.
So if I greet you on the street and say hello please do not think I am hitting on you.
But If I ever got the nerve to say “hey fine momma how you doing today. Than run something wrong with me.
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