- Check caller ID. If not recognized, don’t answer.
- When phone stops ringing, call back. If busy, it is likely robocaller or telemarketer attempting there next call. If they answer, if it is a business they will likely answer with 1. A recording 2. A business reply identifying their business 3. Some poor college kid might reply with no idea what to do. They generally are not trained to receive calls. Your choice as to what to do, most probably tell them to stop calling. Alternatively, you can simply hang up.
- Of course it could be Mom on a borrowed phone wanting some help. Apologize and tell her you’re on the way.
- If it is a telemarketer, refuse to do any business with them. It is the ultimate solution. If telemarketing doesn’t work, they will stop doing it. My guess is the phone companies will be the losers. They know when these guys set these things up & they know they are going to make a bundle on it. As. Long as the phone companies permit it, it will not stop, especially from foreign shores.
Category Archives: Fantasy
A New Wonder Plane
Just saw it on the web…an electric powered seaplane capable of a hundred miles with 19 passengers. Now let’s see. That means it can go between L.A. or San Diego and Catalina. maybe without a recharge. That means it can go from L. A. to San Diego. I suspect it would take a few stops to go from L. A. to San Francisco.
That is a somewhat limited range though there is an advantage. Should the fuel…er, the charge, start running low, as long as it is over water, it can just about sit down anywhere. No need to look for a runway. On the other hand, it could be a long swim to shore.
I kind of like the idea of seaplanes. If I were a billionaire, I just might buy one. However, I think mine would be powered by gas. Much better to fly than swim.
Okay. That is just over the edge. I shouldn’t say things like that when people are doing what they can to save our planet. However, sometimes a person has to go over the edge a little to get people to that we are a long ways from truly practical electric planes. I did see the photo of the plane, though. It looks nice. Put a couple of gas guzzling engines on it, and they just might have a product they can sell.
Criminals Will Always Have Weapons
Even if nothing more than slings, bad people will will always have weapons and they will always do bad things. It is why I keep saying that we need to keep them locked up, that is to say the criminals, not the weapons.
Lest you get the wrong idea, slings can be very dangerous. Moreover, slings don’t have serial numbers. They lack lans & grooves, which might be used to ID the slinger. Be that as it may, criminals can steal, smuggle or even build weapons including guns. Strange as it may seem, some criminal types are also geniuses.
Maybe the ammo would be a little more difficult but men have been making guns and ammo for 6 or 7 hundred years. It’s not that hard, especially with a good machine shop. How many chemists know the secrets of good gun powder and are ready and willing to make it for the right price.
So. You take the guns away from good law abiding citizens. The military will have guns. The police will have guns. The criminals will have guns. The rest of us, I guess will have to live behind bars to stay safe.
Sort-of reverses things doesn’t it? While we hide in our private fortresses, the criminals rome free. Could it be that it’s what the dems want?
Speaking of criminals. You notice Fauci has a book deal. Seems to me there is a law against criminals profiting from their criminal efforts. Just goes to show, laws that aren’t enforced are pointless. It’s sort of like trying to take the guns from criminals. Just not going to happen.
The winners of the gun laws will be the criminals.
Incidentally, did you hear the latest from the World Health Organization? Seems they finally figured it out. They no longer recommend shots for healthy youth. Wonder just who told the WHO.
Rules of the Road
My wife’s grandfather used to patrol the highways of Arkansas mainly looking for truckers who operated outside the rules of the road.
In general, he didn’t spend much time in Ft. Smith, he did occasionally write a citation there. One day, a few months before retiring, he stopped a woman for driving the wrong way on a one way street.
After very politely explaining the dangers of her actions, she pointed at a nearby by sign. It seems they changed the proper direction without notifying him. After a quick courteous apology, he tipped his hat and wished her a good day.
It all started many years ago. They made a road, painted a line down the middle of it, assigned a speed limit and expected us to follow the rules. The rules and the roads have become more complex but we are still expected to follow the rules. Certainly, we are expected to drive the right direction on a one way road.
Sometimes, in spite of all our best efforts, we make mistakes. If we are fortunate we and all others drive away safely, but not always. Sometimes, people are hurt. Sometimes vehicles and properties are damaged. Worst, sometimes people are killed.
It is why we are given warnings and tickets for running red lights. Sometimes, we get tickets. We don’t like it but we can’t imagine the alternative. Without enforced rules of the road, driving wouldn’t be safe for any person unless they are driving a tank.
It is easy to see for driving. However, it is even more so for for ordinances, laws and regulations. However, if they aren’t enforced, it is the same as highways without enforcement. There are many who would simply ignore them.
If we don’t incarnate those who steal, we encourage theft. If we don’t imprison those who hurt and kill, then we will have assaults and murders. The one thing just follows the other. It would be nice to be able to live in a world without prisons but such an effort will most certainly result in a would of fears and nightmares. It is why our founding fathers built prisons.
They figured it out a long time ago. Life is far better with the criminals behind big walls. It may or may not help the criminals but it certainly improves society.
Moreover, like the police car to the speeder, the enforced law decreases the tendency to steal or kill.
It does make a person with a brain wonder wny the FOCs, aka democrats, openly allow, even encourage the breaking of laws. Perhaps, maybe, just possibly, it is by design. If they destroy our society, they believe they can rebuild it the way they want it, which is not the way we want it.
The way we want it is the elected are the servants and we the electors rule. The way they want it is they are the royalty and we are the servants. If you listen to their speakers closely, they will actually say so.
If they have things their way, the rules, all the rules will benefit them. You notice, already, many of the rules that we live under, Congress doesn’t. They are special. They are the royalty.
So what? Who cares? (Other than the little people, you know, like the concession workers and ground keepers. Then, there are the stores and restaurants around the stadiums)
The truth is that I could care less. What we have here are a bunch of under worked over paid, spoiled men who refuse to appreciate what they have or the nation that made what all they have possible.
In my book, it’s time for us, all of us to ignore them, the basketball players as well as those who think football is the most important thing on earth. They need an education on the true priorities in life. If we, the fans go on strike for a couple of months, it would go a long ways toward that education.
I don’t guess that will never happen. I would guess most fans over rate the importance of a left hander with a good fast ball or curve.
Regardless, don’t expect me to cry if the players fail in their efforts. Don’t expect me to empathize with so much as one of the owners either.
The most important thing is to keep the most important thing the most important thing.
News flash, Football is not the most important thing. Hopefully, it never will be.
Looting is Looting is Looting
Suddenly, we learn that the word, Looting is racist. The fact of the matter is that the true meaning of the word has been relatively consistent since I first heard the word roughly 60 years ago.
Okay. Fine. Let’s call it something else, like outright theft and destruction. Regardless what it is called, it is taking that which doesn’t belong to them, often accompanied with assault, sometimes accompanied with personal injury.
Regardless what it is called, it’s still wrong and it is still Looting. It drives business from the area. My best guess is that the looters are far from local so they could care less if the local people have to drive 20 miles to the closest Walgreens.
Though the looters may not realize it, they are figuratively shooting themselves in the foot.
Then, why should I bother to explain. Those who will understand already know. Those who don’t understand are so simple that they will never get it. It is likely well beyond their capability of understanding.
In the end, they do the work of our enemies and cause incalculable damage to their neighbors. And by the way, they hand the police an excuse, not a reason, to use excessive force. Besides all this, they leave the world a worse place.
You ever notice the businesses in the bad parts of town put steal bars on the windows and employ armed guards. Does anybody really want to live in a neighborhood where the bars are used to keep the criminals out.
Bottom line, after all is said and done, the dictionary meaning likely will never change. The looters will still be looters no matter what they are called.
To expect anything different is crazy nuts and contains more fantasy than my book by that title, “Crazy Nuts. “
Floaters vs Controllers
In one group of books that I have written, I pit “floaters” against “controllers.” The floaters are the good guys who have some fantasy abilities. The controllers are the bad guys and are passionately and ruthlessly seeking power. They let nothing get in the way, including each other.
In truth, there are no floaters. They are from my imagination. I dreamed them up all by myself. I got the idea from all the detective shows where the bodies are discovered floating in some body of water.
On the other hand, in a sense the controllers do exist. If I were asked to point one out, I’d have to say that Cuomo is close to the perfect example of what I had in mind, about ten years ago when I started the series. Unfortunately, I could not use him as as my typecast. At that time, I hardly heard of the man, let alone all the horrible things he has done.
I must say that he does have quite a few competitors for prime example. The democrat party is full of them. Control is far more important to them than the good of The United States of America and its citizens. For that matter, their plans for the world at large are awfully bad too. I guess I should add a number of rinos to the list as well. It is easy to spot them. They are the ones without a spine. They are the ones with their fingers in the air to see which way the wind blows. They want all the glory without paying any of the price for sticking their neck out a little.
I understand that there is now proof that the attack on the Capital building was but left wing agitators and the dems plan to issue an apology to President Trump and his followers.
Did I mention that I am a fiction writer. The above is the way it would have appeared in one of my books. It never happened. It never will happen. Even though the first part might eventually come true, the dems would never admit it. Far more, they would never issue an apology even if someone held a shotgun to their collective swelled heads. It is against their nature. So, even though the FBI announced that the attack was planned almost two days before the speech, you will not hear a peep from the dems about it. The mainstream media will do what they can to hide it. Also, I doubt that anyone mentioned that at least one Antifa leader was arrested and is being charged.
It really makes me wonder if the dems or I are the most imaginative. To be sure, regardless, the dems are glad of the break in and riot. It almost provides them with another chance to convict President Trump of doing something wrong, even though he is innocent. With the ultimate in irony, they just might remove him from office… after he is no longer in office.
By the way, I never have seen that evidence of Adam Schiff’s proof of Russian collusion. I guess he is pretty good at fiction too.
A few days ago, I wrote that one way to control people is through propaganda, the art of making the unbelievable sound true. Today, let me suggest one way of separating propaganda from reality, contradiction.
Contradiction does not exist in all propaganda, but it does in most. Maybe the best way to demonstrate and convince you of this is by example. Let’s look at the supposed “Green” movement.
In one regard, they want us to give up fossil fuel. Though I am sure there are parts of the movement that would prefer doing away with all mankind, I will confine myself with the less extreme element. These same people are fanatic about cutting down trees.
Now… Let me start by stating on the front end that thoughtless wastes of our resources is horrible on its face. Nonetheless, many of the leaders of these green organizations are among the most wasteful. They don’t want us to drive around in cars while they fly around in personal executive planes. It is but one of their minor contradictions. There mansions are made with wood and their limos drink fuel by the gallon. Some even own yachts, one of the most wasteful ways to use fuel.
However what I really want to point out is their ridiculous attitude toward forests, especially in our western states. They absolutely refuse to let anyone go in and remove even one out of three of the trees. It is something called forest management. New trees can be planted.
The point is this. Every time we have a forest fire, or nowadays what they prefer to call wildfires, that part of the forest is lost. If the density of the trees were to be decreased, it is possible, maybe probably that the fire could be stopped more quickly, saving the forest we have. So, instead, they insist to maintain the density of the fuel and they lose them all, which endangers human lives, which endangers animal lives, and which leaves our hills and mountains bare to the inevitable rains. The resulting floods do no one any good, least of all the trees. The trees must have the soil which the floods will most certainly remove.
And… watch… here is the contradiction. The fire will emit far more into the atmosphere than cars or power-plants. Not only that, the fumes they emit are far more poisonous. Finally, if we had removed one third of the trees, all else being equal, that would reduce one third of the fuel. As a result, there would be one third of the poisons released into the air.
And.. by the way, after all is said and done, after the fire, we still have nothing. Actually, it is worse than that. We have less than nothing. And, worse than that, because of the fires, we lose lives and property.
In addition to all that, we use tons of fuel in the effort to extinguish the fires. In addition, we draw enormous amounts of water from lakes and rivers in an effort to put the fires out. And, in addition, the very forest they desire to save becomes a wasteland; millions of acres of it.
And so you see, the contradiction, the reason it is propaganda. The truth of the matter is that the green movement is no more than another means to gain control over the people.
The sad part is, there are million of well meaning people who have become indoctrinated. In their effort to do what they think is good, they hand the controllers something else with which to control us.
Meanwhile, the communists continue their methods in which they make their rules for all others but themselves. Notice, no leader of any communist country goes hungry. They all eat well while their servants starve.
Their goal is the set this up under one world government. In this world, we would all be workers while they would all be eaters. We would hit our pillows at night, tired and hungry. They would party past midnight. Many of them would fall asleep from their drunken stupor.
As I wrote before, communism is not their goal but rather their tool, their method that they use to achieve their goal, control. The only place that the beautiful world that Marx talked about exists is in the minds of the masses that are duped by the controllers. One of the methods they use is propaganda. It only works when the masses believe it. Right now, the masses believe it. They have been duped. The only question is, can we ever get them to see the truth in time or are we doomed to be another Russia.
I might remind you, very few lived well in Russia. That is true even today. The Russian controllers have left the country in a shambles. The communist controllers have only been replaces by other controllers. Their goal is still the same, world conquest. It is nothing new. It is certainly older than the kings of Persia. It is older than the pharaohs of Egypt. I don’t know when it all started but it seems as old as civilization itself.
The pro basketball players decided to go on strike, I’m not truly sure why. For that matter, I’m not sure they know why. The pro baseball players have decided not to play. The pro football players have decided to take a knee during The National Anthem.
They all make one mistake. They seem to think they are important. Because they draw a big salary and millions of people watch them, they seem to think they contribute something to society.
They all have big egos because people seek their autograph and wear their shoes. Men fight over the fowl ball hit by one of them. Yet, truth be told, if they all did absolutely nothing for the rest of their lives, the world would not lose a thing.
To be sure, those businesses around the stadiums would suffer. Those who sell the souvenirs would suffer for a while. TV and radio stations would have to find something else to air, but in the end, not one of them would truly be missed.
The actors, directors and producers of Hollywood fame also have the big egos. They think that what they do and what they produce is a necessity of life. The truth of the matter is that not one of them produced a grain of food. Not one of them makes an air-conditioner or automobile.
They all speak to the public as if they know something. However, most actors know nothing more than what is put in their mouth by screenwriters. None of them produce anything more than fantasies. If they all sat down and twiddled their thumbs, the world would be just fine. We would be forced to find something else for entertainment. We might actually play our own games. Some of us might turn to reading books. However, our world, our country and each municipality would be just fine without them all.
So. I ask, just what makes them think they are so important? Is there anything you can put your finger on that they contribute to solve the world’s problems. Why do they think the world spins around them. What makes them think that the world would fall apart without them.
To some degree, the networks are at fault. They pay the teams fortunes to let them air their games. As an aside they advertise the games. They advertise the teams and they imply the importance of the superstar. They get us all involved in points per game, completed passes, and home-runs.
When all is said and done, or, as they really like to say nowadays, “at the end of the day,” none of it matters. It is a fact that they would rather keep quiet. They don’t want us to know how unimportant they are. They want us to believe the world of economics would implode without the all important games.
Just because a man can throw a ball through a hoop, that doesn’t make him one bit smarter. When one of those big famous characters says something, remember, most of them never worked a day in the real world. Some played games for a living. Some pretended to be other people for a living. S were actually kings and queens… in movies. Some have nothing else on their mind other than a little round ball, or a big one. Most of them know nothing else. They have trained all their lives to be able to throw, hit, catch or kick the things. (I’m sure I must have left something out, but you get the idea.)
So, when one of them decides to go on strike, at the end of the day, guess what. I don’t care. It causes me no pain. If the whole bunch never returned to play a game or make a movie, it would mean nothing to me. Baseball, basketball and football are forms of entertainment. Movies, TV shows and stage plays are nothing. I don’t need any of it and neither do you. Don’t let them convince you otherwise.
More important, don’t let them convince you that they are smarter just because they wear a jersey. Don’t let them convince you that they know what they are talking about because they can memorize a script. Not one of them has the ability to put a roof over your family. Not one of them can produce an once of food for you. All their work is less important than the water you drink or the air you breath.
And, by the way, the air you breath is free, at least for now.