Tuesday, March 27, 2018


This is a short blog about things you already know.  Violence is taught thru many mediums.  It could be the parents, books,  movies, television or video games.  We live in a culture of violence.  Many Hollywood people find ways to deflect the nature of their violent products away from themselves.   It seems like almost every television program or movie pertains to violence and crime whether it be historical or current.

The greatest hypocrisy is someone like George Clooney who is busy blaming everyone else while he hides behind guards in huge mansions.

There are 150,000 elementary and high schools in America. That equals 150,000 school openings per day and 750,000 per week which  is 3 million openings a month and 36 million openings and closings per year.

Those of you that want to have an honest view of the situation can look at the few blogs I have written on school safety.  Clearly our schools have not been made safe enough.  That doesn't detract from the honest view that school shootings are already close to zero.

Just to keep the records straight 19 year old kids shouldn't be allowed to buy automatic weapons.  Parents should be held accountable for their children's actions.  Background checks shouldn't take three days, they should take three months.  There should be no rush to give people automatic weapons.

At the very least if you are a consumer of the violence prepared by the "ton" in Hollywood, at least  recognize that you don't know if the entertainment business educates people, with a tendency towards violence, to actually act on what society make readily available.  

Thursday, March 22, 2018


Anyone who thinks, in spite of Russia's weaknesses, that we have the political will and military strength to threaten Russia is asleep at the switch.  Putin is going to be President again for a long time. We have to deal with him whether we want to or not.  Even before WWII the American people would not stand up to Hitler until the Japanese attack on Hawaii.

The Internet will never be private.  If you don't like it , don't use it.  

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