Apropos of nothing.

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That probably would or should have been the title of the blog, not just this post, but well, it will give me something to think on or change or mess with later. Now on my ‘other’ blog, which I won’t go in to much at this time, I have posted at the top of it the following, as ‘explanation’…notice I have not said as excuse, redemption, nor anything else. I am what I am, how I am; I like me just fine, regardless.

 

Don’t Panic…Mostly Harmless.
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That do? I refuse to edit things much; Edit Hell is on the lower level of {broken} 6th Circle of Hell {Admin building, 3rd to the right, 5th floor, 9th desk, 1st shift only, closed weekends and after 2 p.m. EST daily}

 

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Things that do NOT say ‘stable genius’

twitter version
racist liar Fred claim GERMAN was Swede ancestry,current debate ?s his/children’s certificates forged?Wife go Scotland mother have babies?Trumps donate $/wing?Donald NOT find baby dr?Noone recall Mary pregnant/USA 1945/1946?NO hosp attendants recall birth?Mayor sign bc crony Fred

Not so fun fact; Trumpedup’s father, known long time liar and racist, claimed Swedish ancestry {LIE} born in Germany. Question now if he had his/his children’s certificates forged meaning DJT NOT born THIS country. Fred Trump Sr thought lying about heritage financially beneficial/make successful in USA so questions become:1.Did Fred use money to Forge US Birth Certificates for himself/his children? 2.Did Donald’s mother as standard go home {Scotland} to her mother/to give birth? 3.Did Donald Trump’s father teach lying about heritage/birthplace? 4.How much would Trumps have given Jamaica Hospital for fake Birth Certificate for kids & that why donated wing & $$? 5/6/7. Why can’t Donald find doctor who allegedly helped him be born? How come no one remembers Mrs. Trump pregnant in USA 1945/1946? Why no at Jamaica Hospital attendants in 1946 come forward to say remember Donald Trump birth?

Because Fox is unable to view and touch the original in person, one can not tell if the official seal is raised. A credit card receipt included in the paperwork provided by Trump shows he ordered the copy of the birth certificate on April 27th, 1999. The birth certificate shows it was issued the next day on 4-28-99. If Trump had already obtained this official document, then why did he offer up his Hospital Birth Certificate first? The Birth Certificate Donald Trump gave ABC News also raises questions about what country Donald Trump was really born in as the one he submitted was signed in 1946 by New York City Mayor William O’Dwyer, who attended Fordham University as did Donald Trump and who knew Fred Trump. According to the Wyman Institute in 1938, when William O’Dwyer was a judge, he was willing to break US Laws and International Laws for people O’Dwyer was friends with. Was Fred so obsessed with lying about his own heritage that he asked Mayor O’Dwyer to Forge a US Birth Certificate for him and his kids? Was one of the many business tricks Donald Trump learned from his mentor and father, Fred Trump, was to lie about one’s place of birth and lie about one’s heritage?

Donald Trump put the wrong birth date on his New York absentee voter application form, leading Board of Elections officials to question whether his vote counted in the city’s most recent election. Both Mr Trump and his wife, Melania, applied for absentee ballots to vote in the 7 November mayoral election in New York City, where they lived before moving to Washington DC. Ms Trump’s application went off without a hitch, but Mr Trump listed his birthday incorrectly – by an entire month. The President was born on 14 June, 1946, but his application, obtained by the New York Daily News, lists him as being born in July. The Board of Elections did not notice the error until a Daily News reporter pointed it out. {Later BOTH votes were thrown out as ineligible.} Election officials also stated that ballots  for he, his wife, daughter, and son-in-law were not counted, Melania not following all instructions correctly, Ivanka Trump mailed in her ballot too late to be counted, and Jared Kushner never mailed his at all. In presidential election, Trump was seen and photographed looking over the partition at his wife’s ballot, although it is unknown whether he was checking if she voted for him or just didn’t know squat about any of the other voting agendas listed or both. New York state, closed primary state, meant that Eric and Ivanka did not vote because they were too stupid to know when cut off for registering was; New York state is a closed primary state, so anyone who wants to vote in a presidential primary would have needed to state their new party affiliation before Oct. 9 — a date that slipped by on the calendar for non-Republicans Eric and Ivanka Trump.It is unknown if Trump Jr voted for his father, though he is registered republican, but the ballot did not come with pictures of the candidates so anyone’s guess.

Moffat crap minus tastic loses PLOT

Still a “real Bill” out there traveling the universe with Heather, Nardole was last on the planet/ship so when was he supposed to have died, not explain how partially cybernetic Nardole would have actually been able to be replicated from his memories considering subjects had to actually be dead prior to the Testimony process, he had totally forgotten about Clara then boom totally remembered her yeah right NOT, Testimony shows up to Captain in TARDIS but then what…? 1 regenerates, Capaldi regenerates, so it did or didn’t have anything to do with Testimony, because those 2 and the Captain all live, and what does it matter if he does as he’d already had kids, and makes no sense being about Captain because they don’t even know who he is at first and for quite a while after.

On the planet/ship he ignited everything and killed everyone including himself, and last seen is Bill getting the Puddle immortality plus Doctor Her going to the TARDIS, on the ‘planet’ BUT in the xmas special he puts off regen and possibly because of that and 1 there is issue maybe now stupid ‘story’, then all sudden she hits one button on TARDIS and falls OUT the door, which makes no sense because that’s not what happens when TARDIS is  moving AND he’d closed the bloody door.

There were decent scenes, primarily Capaldi, the scenes with new, totally not make sense, at all. Moffat’s ‘story line’ for lack of a better more accurate word, was a contradictory mishmash of CRAP. It didn’t go out with a bang, it went out with a whining whimper of self-indulgent CRAP.

BTW, AGAIN this IS CANON … 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, War, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12
Hartnell,  Troughton, Pertwee, T Baker, Davison, C Baker, McCoy, McGann, Hurt, Eccleston, Tennant, Tennant, Smith NEW CYCLE REGEN Capaldi, Whittaker — Time Lords/Ladies have 12 regenerations/13 lives

Smith being on #13 so Capaldi is #14 Whittaker #15

Hopefully Chibnall won’t drop the ball…and kick it under the table to pick up crumbs, dust, and and other debris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy or Merry Whatever, or Not

Happy Secular Non-Denominational Winter-Solstice-Theme Days

“Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2009, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make The world great. Not to imply that our world is necessarily greater than any other world nor the only world in the Milky Way or indeed any other galaxy.

Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the ‘wishee’.

By accepting these greetings, you are accepting the aforementioned terms as stated. This greeting is not subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for herself/himself/others, and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher.

This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.”

Merry Christmas #ScroogeMcFuckup

Congratulations Barnes and Noble, you suck worse than Amazon!

People purchasing books from B&N have started to use calibre to strip the DRM, because of actions by B&N as well as other ‘providers’. You ‘own’ the book, you paid for the book, or even on ‘freebied’ day that is STILL bought, because amazon and others consider that a ‘verified PURCHASE’. I have seen several forums where they strip the DRM just because of B&N and amazon and yes even Google Books because of this crap. One particular one said lost 10 customers between her, her mother, and everyone she knows that has a nook or any dealings with them.  Yes, Amazon has a nasty reputation for remote deleting the content off of your device and for rewriting the definition of the word “buy”.  But even if you do NOT have current cc info on your account, not even amazon gift card amount of any type at all, a FREE book WILL still go through. Now, what happens afterwards at any point is another matter. B&N will NOT do any of this AND they are also DRM locked. The writer can choose not to apply Digital Rights Management (DRM) software to the digital file download of Google books.{They have to choose that by going to the book catalog by selecting the title and settings under distribution and unchecking the box labeled DRM Enabled. And there’s template-level setting to disable DRM for any new books. {Google uses Adobe Content Server 4 using one time authentication per reading system, and those devices can then request ACS4-encrypted EPUB or PDF files via a Google-provided API. {Note that due to technical limitations, large DRM-enabled books (greater than approximately 128 MBs) will not be made available for download.}

FYI  Humble Bundle and Smashwords are both DRM free. Most authors on smashwords offer their books in all formats therefore kindle readers can buy them and nook owners and those without readers can get versions for computer reading. I heard that Baen Ebooks has lots of 100% DRM free and reasonably-priced e-books; I don’t recall personally have any dealings with them but if you are looking for DRM free just saying.

So, either get the books, preferable DRM free, but somewhere where they can be downloaded/accessed when you get around to it. As someone who has over 15000 ebooks JUST on amazon cloud, there is no way to know just what books get deleted without me knowing because well duh I’d know but I don’t because they don’t publicize it and I would’t have any idea with that many books.

Before, when I was on windows {and again when I get mine back up} had calibre and a couple or more ‘change format’ programs plus just on windows had Narrator and Speakonia for audio. My tablet has android so it has Talkback and @readaloud, and have newer chromebook {Acer Chromebook 15} which has ability to use more and more android apps, BUT have YET to be able to make it vocally read to me. It also has Chromevox Classic {mine is newer and simply called Chromevox} but have YET to be able to make it read to me, other than reading the screen re directions and page info, but as for a sentence or periodical or heaven forbid an actual book, NOPE. Pretty bad when you realize I used to be a computer tech, so just saying.

There are various ones that have text to speech but have only found ones that you have to highlight what you want read for it to do that; for a book, yeah NOT really feasible. Still working on NOT chromevox etc but Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice and/or Talkback, or both, to get to working for reading a book {epub for chromebook, it still won’t read on kindle cloud, no reader or system will}.

Sen. Vinehout running Gov Wisconsin, too stupid know how Google Convention V information?!

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, expressed concern over the scope such a convention could take. Really? Why doesn’t she FIRST actually READ what it is supposed to do, and what it can and can not do!

Article V’s Convention Mechanism is the Tool Given to the States to Check Federal Power. It is Not Controlled by Congress. History – Review James Madison’s Notes of the Convention for September 15, 1787. An earlier version of Article V gave Congress the power to propose amendments whenever two-thirds of both Houses deemed it necessary, or upon application of two-thirds of the state legislatures. At first glance, this sounds very similar to the current version of Article V. The difference between that version and the current version is in who does the proposing. We got the current version, *unanimously adopted by the Constitution’s drafters*, requiring Congress to call a convention of the states for proposing amendments upon application of two-thirds of the states. So…the men who WROTE IT ALREADY decided that it COULD and probably WOULD be needed and so PUT IT IN THE CONSTITUTION.

Each state chooses its own delegates regardless of what body calls the convention. Conclusion: The states control the Article V convention process from beginning to end. Congress’ role is limited to issuing the “call,” once it receives 34 applications for a convention on the same topic. The “call” simply sets the date, time and location of the meeting. The state legislatures control the selection and commissioning of their convention delegates. No matter who proposes the amendments, the requirement of 38 states for ratification is a guarantee that only amendments supported by the vast majority of the American people can become part of our Constitution.The Scope of an Article V Convention Can Be Limited. Article V naysayers claim that at an Article V Convention, our entire Constitution will be thrown open for surgery—including our Bill of Rights. This is wrong as a matter of fact, precedent, and logic. Fact – Over 400 applications for an Article V Convention have been filed. The reason we have never had one is because there have never been 34 applications seeking a convention for the same purpose. This fact demonstrates that the purpose or scope specified in the applications do matter, and only when 34 states agree to convene on a given topic will the Convention even be triggered.*Precedent – When states convene, they always have a particular purpose and specified topic. The purpose of the 1787 Convention was to “render the Federal constitution adequate to the exigencies of the Union.” The purpose of the Annapolis Convention was to address trade barriers between states. *

Logic – Official meetings of any kind always have a stated purpose and/or agenda. There is just no other rational way to conduct business. Conclusion – The Convention of States Project application limits the scope of an Article V Convention to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and set term limits for its officials and members of Congress. States can instruct their delegates to entertain only a more narrow scope of proposals, but they cannot broaden the topic beyond that identified in the 34 triggering applications. Contrary conclusions have no basis in fact, law or history. There are Numerous, Redundant Safeguards on the Article V Convention Process. (1)The scope of authority for the convention is defined by the topic specified in the 34 applications that trigger the convention. These applications are the very source of authority for the convention to begin with. Any proposals beyond that scope would be out of order, and any single delegate could object to their consideration. (2)Even if not a single convention delegate objected to an out-of-order proposal, and/or even if the convention delegates had installed a parliamentarian who refused to sustain an objection, state legislatures can recall any delegates who exceed their authority or instructions. This is because convention delegates are the agents (a legal term of art) of their state legislature and are subject to the instructions given by their state legislature. As a matter of basic agency law, any actions taken outside the scope of a delegate’s authority would be void. (3)Even if a majority of convention delegates went rogue, and state legislatures failed to stop commissioners from acting beyond their powers, and Congress nevertheless sent the illicit amendment proposals to the states for ratification, the courts would declare the proposals void. While the courts don’t have a wonderful track record in interpreting broad constitutional language, they do have an excellent track record of enforcing clear, technical matters of procedure and agency law. (4)Even if ALL of those protections failed, it borders insanity to think that 38 states (the requirement for ratification) would ratify an amendment proposed under these circumstances. Voting at an Article V Convention Will Be On a One-State, One-Vote Basis.This is a matter of precedent. The universal precedent for voting at an interstate convention is on a one-state, one-vote basis. It is not a convention of delegates but a convention of states. This is the reason Article V did not need to specify the number of delegates to be sent by each state. The states can send as many delegates as they like, but each state only gets one vote.

For someone who has put their hat in the ring to run for governor of that state, it is INEXCUSABLE that she has no knowledge and has obviously not even attempted to research this matter. I would ‘humbly’ suggest that she, at the very LEAST, try a wonderful new thing called ‘GOOGLE’! You know, I just bet they even have the text of the Constitution AND the Bill of Rights, in case she claims THOSE are hard to find, too.

https://badgerherald.com/news/2017/11/08/wisconsin-passes-resolution-calling-for-a-constitutional-convention/

https://www.conventionofstates.com/real_answers_to_article_v_questions

Roman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures (Classical Mythology) by Captivating History

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The Capitoline Wolf with Romulus and Remus stands in front of historic City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome. The statue was an official gift from the Roman Governor, by a signed order of the Italian Dictator, Benito Mussolini and was presented when Chatillion Corporation Silk Mills of Milan, Italy relocated to Georgia’s Rome in 1929. The statue is an exact replica of the Etruscan art that stands in the Palazzo dei Conservatori on Campidoglio (Ancient Capitoline Hill) in Rome, Italy. The mythical tale of Romulus and Remus has all the makings of a modern day epic. The twins were sons of Mars, the god of war, and Rhea Silvia, daughter of King Numitor of Alba Longa. King Numitor was overthrown by his brother, Amulius, who then ordered Romulus and Remus to be cast into the Tiber River. They were rescued by a she-wolf who cared for them until a herdsman found and raised them. Romulus and Remus grew and after
reclaiming Alba Longa for King Numitor, the brothers began plans for a city near the site of their rescue on the banks of the Tiber. During a quarrel over the city’s name, Romulus killed Remus. He then built the city giving it his name.

The statue’s first years in Georgia’s Rome were not without controversy. While most people appreciated the statue and considered it a work of art, many others were offended by it and felt it was shocking and not something to be viewed by ladies and children. Often, when important events were scheduled at the City Auditorium, the twins were diapered and the wolf was draped. In 1933, one of the twins-no one ever knew whether it was Romulus or Remus {*personally not quite sure why, the 2 are not the same, the placement of legs and other things different} – was kidnapped from the pedestal. Neither kidnapper nor the twin was ever found, but through the efforts of the Rome Rotary Club and the International Rotary, another twin was sent from Italy to replace the missing one. War left its mark on the Capitoline Wolf and her adopted human babies. When Italy declared war on the Allies in 1940, threats to dynamite and destroy the statue became so numerous that the Rome City Commission ordered the statue removed and stored for safety.In 1952 a movement was started by citizens and art lovers to restore the statue and on September 8, 1952, after an absence of twelve years, the 1,500-pound statue of the Capitoline Wolf was again placed on its pedestal in front of City Hall. The Capitoline Wolf was involved in an event of historic significance on July 16, 1996 when the Olympic Torch paused at the statue on its way to the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta. A bronze marker by local artist Tim Rush has been placed on the lawn of City Hall to commemorate this moment in time.

NOW…why am I writing about this, well besides it is interesting to some? I did a review for Roman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures (Classical Mythology) on amazon, and in their usual say nothing screw everything up for no reason way, they deleted it. I also had a LOT less information there, in particular the personal stuff so shouldn’t have been that, either, but again in their usual way, it’s anyone’s guess as to why they publish, help publish, and/or promote total CRAP and yet when have attempted to do review/s on THOSE books, I violate their TOS supposedly just by QUOTING from the book {because, as said, the ‘book’ or series of ‘books’ are total crap filth that would make a porn star go huh?} What did I post in the review on Amazon before they deleted it for no reason? That this one in particular reminded me of growing up around Rome, Georgia {it’s technically considered by some to be a suburb or Atlanta, as is Marietta which is on the other side of Atlanta} because spend all of junior high and 3/4 of high school in Rome, the City of Seven Hills {both Ga and the one overseas is considered that}. Posted a review on amazon but it was deleted {wrongly} so will post the full and complete review on my wordpress, and most of the version {again} on gr. I just basically said there/then that I grew up around there, was aware of the statue, and found that part and others interesting…and posted a picture {that one up above}.

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Kindle Unlimited, but got it on a freebie day; these books {Captivating History} this one in particular reminded me of growing up around Rome, Georgia with that statue or the mother Wolf and Romulus and Remus; many replicas were given to various ‘sister cities’ from Italy to Rome{s}…Rome GA, Rome NY, etc. This was a blast from the past in several ways.

Introducing: Captivating Stories and Facts of Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures

In this book, you will discover many fascinating aspects of the Roman gods, goddesses, and mythological creatures. Each of the first six chapters begins with a narrative scene which helps bring the legendary and mythical characters to life.

In chapter 1, you will find the seeds of legitimacy that Virgil planted regarding the Trojan connection to Rome. In chapter 2, you will learn about the foundation of Rome by the semi-divine, wolf-suckled brothers, Romulus and Remus. This chapter will also explore the myth of Aeneas’s son. In chapter 3, you will learn about the gods of Roman origin as well as Roman mythological creatures. Chapter 4 focuses on the Etruscan influence on Roman mythology. The Greek influence on Roman mythology is the topic of chapter 5. In chapter 6, the book will investigate the Celtic influence and see how the gods of the Celts were melded with the Roman pantheon in creative ways. Finally, in chapter 7, you will discover the potential truths behind the Roman gods, goddesses, and creatures. Every myth had a beginning, and in this chapter, explore some of the possibilities.

Just some of the questions and topics covered in this book include
The Trojan Connection What History and an Analysis of Myth Tell Us Founding of Rome Purely Roman Gods The Creatures of Roman Mythology Borrowings from Etruria Influence of the Greek Pantheon Greek Creatures Adopted by the Romans Celtic Potpourri Roman Conquests of the Celts Truth Behind the Roman Gods.

OTHER BOOKS {not all show on goodreads, some to all do or should on amazon}

World War 2: A Captivating Guide from Beginning to End (The Second World War and D Day Book 1)
D Day: A Captivating Guide to the Battle for Normandy (The Second World War and D Day Book 2)
Winston Churchill: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Winston S. Churchill
Franklin Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDR
Churchill and Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Franklin and Winston
Adolf Hitler: A Captivating Guide to the Life of the Führer of Nazi Germany
Jackie Kennedy: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
John Kennedy: A Captivating Guide {coming very soon}
Korean War: A Captivating Guide to the Korean War History
Nikola Tesla: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor

 

World History: Captivating Stories of Events That Shaped Our Planet (Forgotten History, History of the World, History Books)
Haitian Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Abolition of Slavery
Maya Civilization: A Captivating Guide to Maya History and Maya Mythology (Mayan Civilization, Aztecs and Incas Book 1)
Aztec: A Captivating Guide to Aztec History and the Triple Alliance of Tenochtitlan, Tetzcoco, and Tlacopan (Mayan Civilization, Aztecs and Incas Book 2)

Roman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures (Classical Mythology)
Celtic Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs
Norse Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Sagas and Heroes (Norse Mythology – Egyptian Mythology – Greek Mythology Book 1)
Egyptian Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals (Norse Mythology – Egyptian Mythology – Greek Mythology Book 2)
Greek Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters (Norse Mythology – Egyptian Mythology – Greek Mythology Book 3)
Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology, and Norse Mythology (Norse Mythology – Egyptian Mythology – Greek Mythology Book 4
Greek Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Ancient Greek Religion with Its Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals (Greek Mythology – Norse Mythology – Egyptian Mythology Book 1)
Norse Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Sagas, Gods, Heroes, and Beliefs of the Vikings (Greek Mythology – Norse Mythology – Egyptian Mythology Book 2)
Egyptian Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals (Greek Mythology – Norse Mythology – Egyptian Mythology Book 3