New Christian Songs Coming Soon!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Creative Ways of Dealing With Authoritarian Freaks

On February 22, 1943, in Munich, the German student Sophie Scholl went to her death on the guillotine. A member of what is known as the "White Rose" group, she had been found guilty of distributing pamphlets against the war and the Nazis. Her last words, as she walked bravely to her death, were:
"How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause. Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?"  
The modern day cartoon above depicted by an artist describes an underlying hostility brewing among authorities towards those who complain in its insinuating execution by guillotine.

People were so much more sophisticated and mature way back during the days of the Nazi's.  Today, many of us protest in creative and often silly ways. For instance, back in the early 1990's I posted fliers around the Palos Verdes Police Department (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) that read "Cinderella Says PV Police Balls Stink" (you know the story, Cinderella attended a ball with her prince prior to the strike of midnight) as my means of combating a big brother provocateur Nazism I had encountered for a long time. 

People of authority, including judges, supervisors and police, don't like it when people complain about them.  Back in the days of the Hitler regime, they'd simply execute people for protesting by cutting their heads off like they did poor polite Sophie Scholl's.  I believe those days are coming back to America, that evil truly does lurk behind many of these people of authority. 


Ways of Dealing with Hard Core Authoritarian Freaks

One way of dealing with these people of authority who abuse their power is to let the laws of karma play out and to make sure to publicize it widely when they fall.  Another way is to use casual voodoo curses that I wrote about several months ago that was later presented to a judge by a paranoid schizophrenic. (See Voodoo or Cyberstalking Legislation?)  Back in the 1980's I was introduced to voodoo on the Saturday Night Live show with "Oh No, Mr. Bill!" where sadistic comedians took out their anger on a poor little doll they continually abused for fun. Unlike the fictional sitcom, Voodoo was really meant for good people to combat the forces of evil.
There's no law against voodoo in the United States ever since it was brought over by African slaves as a means to protect themselves or bring ill will upon their enemies. (See Louisiana Voodoo on Wikipedia) That fact didn't matter to Judge Longstreth in San Diego who didn't like my pin cushion doll depictions of no particular person I had pulled from other sites for this blog.  The judge didn't believe I should have any means of defending myself from intense on-line harassment and defamation.  This kind of intolerance extended to  "should you ever trespass on my property you'll be leaving in a body bag".  The judge didn't like that either. 
I think mocking the authorities and politicians is a wonderful thing because many of them are truly idiots.  Such is why I love sites like The Onion that have a couple hilarious videos.  The difference between the time of the Nazis and now is we still have a lot of humor in our lives as a tool to deal with the morons. 

Gaffe-Prone Biden Embarrasses Nation Yet Again By Sneezing During Meeting

When you complain about people who have too much power and abuse it as such, they will likely find ways to inflict as much pain and hardship on their victim as possible.  A good rule of thumb is don't underestimate how truly psychopathic these people can be.  They don't like criticism or complaints whatsoever.  Such is why finding effective methods of dealing with these type of people have to be done to reduce the damages they can do.

Judge Roland Freisler pictured at right, is the moron who sent that poor woman Sophie Scholl, along with her brother and friend, to the guillotine.  These kind of people did it then and they would do it today if given the chance because they think that highly of themselves.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rock Star Gods Then vs. Now

I don't listen to this kind of music anymore but thought it was interesting some of the transformations among rock stars from long ago. A few actually improved their appearance and got better with time, not an easy feat.  What's amazing is many of these performers claim to have imagined they would OD one day, like Janis Joplin did, from their excessive rock glitter lives.  For instance, David Bowie in the first photo didn't believe he'd live past his 40's let alone into his 60's as he has today.  
(Above) David Bowie, what was that?  One thing for sure, it freaked out my 1950's based mother in the 70's, she even ripped Bowie's poster off my wall in rage.  I still prefer this genius to a dumb ass narcissistic cop any day.  Space Oddity has always been a favorite Bowie song of mine, it has 6 million views on You Tube. 

 
Mick Jagger looks a little spent and I can't imagine why. Just think of the thousands of performances he's done. He's always had nice hair though. His lips look like they've seen better days.

 Eurhythmics singer Annie Lennox is one of my favorites I've appreciated later in life. She's very talented and a genius.

 Oh what's his name. Sorry, I don't remember.

 Debbie Harry of Blondie used to be pretty. 

Linda Ronstadt is one of the more shocking. Obviously these former celebrities are only human. You can tell Linda has health issues by looking at her.  She was a greatly loved singer and was once very beautiful. 

 Ted Nugent clearly looks better today.

 Interesting conservative look of David Lee Roth.  You can tell this guy was serious back then and still is today.  He just needs spectacles and he could be a lawyer.

 Steve Perry of Journey was a little cutie and he still has the spirit of R&R. He had a great time at the SF Giants game a few months ago since his hit song Boulevard was the Giant's theme song.

 Bruce Springsteen looks mighty fine and better then he used to.  Money tends to do that.

 Steve Tyler of Aerosmith looks the best he can possibly look under the circumstances. Men in the 1970's had nice feminized hair.  I've listened to his classic Dream On dozens of times, maybe hundreds of times in fact.  It's a great song.

Bob Dylan music is all I heard when I first moved to San Francisco in 1995


Alice Cooper looks pretty good today.


Rod Stewart, I'd say he looked better then. 

I don't understand why a few of these guys don't retire.  Don't they think it's time to relax and enjoy life a little?  Spend time with their wife and kids?  I figure they must be addicted to the applause and/or singing on stage.  Performing for these guys is an addiction.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Valentine's Day Nearing - What Does It Really Mean?

I never liked Halloween or many other holidays as much as I have Valentine's Day, a day of love, chocolate and flowers!  February 14 is right around the corner.  What's most interesting is how many memories people have throughout their lives of Valentines.  We remember being kids getting the small candy little hearts with saying on them "Be Mine" and of the pretty little red boxes.

For those unaware of the history of Valentines Day, it was first connected to Christian martyrs from way back in 500 AD:

"A clubbing and decapitation of a martyr from the Catholic Church is part of the origin of this lovers' holiday." - History Behind Valentine's Day
"The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI, but its religious observance is still permitted. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished." Wikipedia
Unfortunately for many guys who want to force role playing for the sake of their egos, they're not in the thoughts or hearts of many women such as myself.  I'm afraid I'm not the only one in saying "sorry, you're barking up the wrong tree" when it comes to what many guys expect.  It must be hard on the male ego and quite a culture shock to deal with reality that droves of women aren't chasing after them like the Beatles.  I guess I could understand how it's possible for men to take out their frustrations on women on the Internet as I've experienced. I've also experienced police harassment throughout the years too including lies on police reports to inflict as much pain, suffering and damages on me as possible.

It's an interesting commentary on the reality of our times, that women such as myself (1995 photo at left) would rather be honest then play a fake role of adoring someone we don't really like or find attractive at all.   Men haven't spent any money on me whatsoever throughout my life so I've never tried to gain anything financially by playing a fake role.   I've always been honest, and for that I've been hated and tormented. I came to understand a long time ago that men would rather be lied to and prefer an actress then the truth. That's just a little secret for anyone who cares to know. 

Women hurt themselves when they lie to a man for some ulterior motive and so they become corrupted.  It's much better to be honest. So on Valentine's Day I'll be perfectly honest as I always am.
"So yeah guy, I could have been your sweetheart way back when, but it would have been a lie. Will you leave me alone now please?  Stop sending me obscene emails, posting lies about me, writing up false police reports on behalf of mental patients, etc?  I don't want you or your kind. I never said "yes" to you in any form.  I stopped dating your gender back in the early 1980's! You just continually want to make it appear there's something there, when there isn't.  I really dislike and have no respect for you whatsoever."- Me
I hope the male ego is finally through with me now.  Get the message?  Has it sunk in yet? I don't want you!  You stink!  You're vile!  I prefer a dog or cat to you!  The male ego is truly a disturbing thing to have to experience, it just can't take no for an answer and wants to destroy anything for rejecting it.

I think my version of Valentine's Day is actually the most traditional and honest.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Leaked Document Discloses EPA Knowingly Killing Off Honey Bees

Our sweet friend and miracle of nature the honey bee is in dire straits and under attack for its life.  A leaked document obtained by a Colorado beekeeper has revealed a reckless U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is knowingly causing honey bee colony collapse disorder by approving neonicotinoids chemicals for use in insecticides. This missing honey bee problem began a few years ago as a mystery, that's finally now coming into focus:
"In the winter of 2006, a strange phenomenon fell upon honeybee hives across the country. Without a trace, millions of bees vanished from their hives. A precious pollinator of fruits and vegetables, the disappearing bees left billions of dollars of crops at risk and threatened our food supply. The epidemic set researchers scrambling to discover why honeybees were dying in record numbers — and to stop the epidemic in its tracks before it spread further."  - Honeybees, Colony Collapse Disorder - Natural News
Including approving neonidcotinoids, the EPA even knew Bayer CropScience, the purveyor of most of these chemicals used today, had falsified safety data to get them approved in the first place. 
Despite opposition from its own scientists, EPA officials first gave the a-okay to Bayer CropScience's toxic pesticide clothianidin in 1993 based on the company's own flawed safety studies. But now it has been revealed that the EPA knew all along about the dangers of clothianidin and decided to just ignore them. - Leaked Document: EPA Knowingly Approved Bee-Killing Pesticide - Natural News

A bee keeper of 36 years explains how he obtained a leaked EPA document and describes the consequences of his findings and research on missing bees.

Several European nations have outlawed the use of clothianidin, including Germany, France, Italy and Slovenia. U.S. growers of conventional crops, however, continue to use the dangerous chemical thanks to corrupt EPA officials. And when all the honey bees die and there are no pollinators left to grow food, these same EPA officials will be responsible for the mass murder of millions of people.

Let's put it this way, the EPA knows what it means to kill off the world's honey bees, it essentially means human extinction.  Einstein said it years ago that he predicted just four years left for humanity after the honey bee's extinction.  These bastards in the U.S. government know what they're doing and could care less what it means.  Obviously the EPA's giving the green light to companies such as Bayer to profit by at humanity's expense.  This means they have no problem killing off masses of humanity so a few can profit by it. 
Albert Einstein said if the honey bees were suddenly gone mankind would have about 4 years left to live. Well, the honey bees are going extinct now and at the present rate in another year or so there will be no more honey bees left on earth. One year from now plus another 4 years gives us the year... 2012 in the NEWS.  - Einstein Gives Humans 4 Years After Bee Extinctions.
I'm suggesting an extreme view that the U.S. government is deliberately trying to kill off the bee population and knows what it's doing.  Birds and bees dying en masse?  Humans will be next.  It's all in our evil government plan for mass human genocide.  

You can sign a petition to tell the EPA to stop killing of honey bees for corporate profits.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Flex Your Rights Against Police Color of Law Entrapment

**WARNING*** This article contains unpleasant points of view of police officers and foul language that can potentially offend readers.  Parts of the article are intended to educate about the tactics used by police under the color of law. 

It's no secret I hate police officers, not because I don't respect the law, but because these bullies lost my respect long ago for their abuse of it.  It is my opinion that these pathetic bozos are part of an illegitimate highly political and corrupt state government who often use the color of law to intimidate and trick people into giving up their Constitutional rights.

Color of law definition:

"Fa├žade of legality or legitimacy given to an illegal or illegitimate act (such as misuse of power by an officeholder) through plausible but deceptive evidence or reasoning." - Business Dictionary

Police officers should be avoided at all costs and not socialized with. Should you have the misfortune of becoming personally involved with one of these cock sucked nasty assholes, they'll tag you forever and make sure you're silenced if you try and expose how sick their sadistic torture establishment is.

Feel free to  quote me:
These men of authority (i.e., police officers) are nothing but horrendous piles of stinking shit.  Should humans ever become extinct, the good news is that police officers will be forever gone with it.  In my opinion, police officers are a despicable pile of human garbage serving no one but themselves and egos.  My experience has continually demonstrated them to be serving a dark, evil entity of greed, corruption, lust and power.  No one in their right mind would ever become involved personally with a fucked up cock sucked police officer. Getting involved with a cop is asking for big trouble in life because they're a secret society full of lying despicable assholes on the level of the mafia.  - Cheryl Meril, blogger
There's a great site I highly recommend, Flex Your Rights, that explains how it's often the case people are tricked into giving up their Constitutional rights during an encounter with the police:
"The founder, Steven Silverman, was previously a campus organizer for the campaign to repeal the Higher Education Act’s aid-elimination penalty. As part of his work, Silverman prompted students to describe the details of the police stops and searches leading to their minor drug arrests.
A disturbing pattern emerged, and various legal and law enforcement experts confirmed his conclusion: The vast majority of people are mystified by the basic rules of search and seizure and due process of law. Consequentially, they're likely to be tricked or intimidated by police into waiving their constitutional rights, resulting in a greater likelihood of regrettable outcomes."
Many people are under the false belief police officers are there to protect them when nothing could be further from the truth.  Police officers are meant for after the crime takes place, so their jobs rely on crime, not the prevention of it.  Over the years I've witnessed how these police officers have behaved like predators demonstrating they're more of an insidious criminal element that can't be trusted.  They're more parasitic than anything else there to oppress rather than assist. They often use color of law to obtain their objectives and would like to nail anyone for non-crimes who comes within their radar.

Man wins against color of law case brought by the TSA and Police 

We don't need police officers for our survival as they want us to believe, they're largely a burden to common man out to collect enormous fees and drain tax payer's money. They thrive and exist primarily to fortify one another and their delusions in their own secret society of brotherhood.  They therefore often manipulate reality and lie in their police reports to suit their political objectives.

Police officers are not your friend.  I highly recommend people watch educational videos at Flex Your Rights  demonstrating how to protect your rights from these insidious power crazed bastards.  The women who ultimately marry these vile men have serious problems only divorce could cure.

It's so sad a great band from the 1980's named themselves The Police. (Stink & The Police photo right).

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Female Bodybuilding Addicts

I had no idea women's muscles could get as large as men's until I saw a few of these photos. This is a follow-up to my previous article Body Building Addictive Behaviors about those addicted to body building.  It's hard to be critical of women who work so hard to build their muscles under the circumstances of our fat, lazy culture, but this is so ridiculous!   The good news is these women aren't weak, anorexic, nor fat.  The bad news is they all look a little scary.

These women are all professional body building addicts.


Eeek!  

It looks like she had surgery around her hip area.  

Scary

Half man, half woman? Her arms look totally like Arnold's used to. 
She looks a little like Suzanne Somers to boot.


Better then being fat for sure, but it kinda looks a little, well I'll keep it to myself.


 What's with the rock hard nipples?  Did she turn them into muscle too?

She reminds me of Jennfier Beals in the 80's film Flash Dance!  
100% muscle, there's not an ounce of fat on her.

I don't know any of these lady's names.  I just think of them all as Ms. Muscles.  

Saturday, January 22, 2011

President Obama Can't Prove He's a U.S. Born Citizen?

I know all this birth certificate stuff about Obama's natural origins seems silly, but is it whenever you're required to produce your birth certificate to obtain a social security card or passport?  After all, it's a legal requirement for every American citizens to produce a birth certificate.  President Obama's setting a bad example in his apparent lack of cooperation in not providing ultimate proof of a certified birth certificate.

After Hawaii Governor Abercrombie recently promised to produce President Obama's birth certificate, we all thought the matter would finally be put to rest that Obama is U.S. born.  Unfortunately, the quest only proved to many Obama has no valid U.S. birth certificate that can be found.  Obama therefore hasn't provided the necessary documentation to prove he is legally eligible to be President of the United States.
Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie will end his quest to prove President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii because it's against state law to release private documents, his office said Friday.  State Attorney General David Louie told the governor he can't disclose an individual's birth documentation without a person's consent, Abercrombie spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said.
"There is nothing more that Gov. Abercrombie can do within the law to produce a document," said Dela Cruz. "Unfortunately, there are conspirators who will continue to question the citizenship of our president." - Hawaii won't Release Obama Birth Info
Now, I'm no fan of Rush Limbaugh, but the man pulls a lot of weight (no pun intended, he lost a lot of it anyway) in America with his radio program so here goes:
Top-rated talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Friday questioned why new Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has not gotten support from the White House in his efforts to resolve the doubts of so-called “birthers” about Barack Obama’s place of birth.

Limbaugh also says he finds it “stunning” that Abercrombie still can’t prove Obama was born in Hawaii as he maintains.  Limbaugh Demands Obama Release Birth Certificate
As American citizens we all must provide necessary legal documents to work in the United States.  We're required to provide social security cards that rely on our birth certificates.  It seems quite reasonable if there's any question as to President Obama's eligibility to be President that he simply produce his valid birth certificate.  Unfortunately, it appears President Obama is unable for some reason to produce this document.


It's mysterious why Obama would pay millions of dollars in lawyer's fees to defend himself from a lawsuit accusing him of not being an American born citizen, rather then simply provide a valid birth certificate.  One might understand why there are so many people under these circumstances questioning the validity of Obama's eligibility to be President.

President Obama's not above the law.  He should be required to prove his citizenship to occupy the highest office in the land.  If President Obama can't prove he meets the legal requirements to be President of the United States, he should resign.

Scandal Grows, Hawaii's Governor Admits Obama Has No Birth Certificate

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tear Jerker: Rescuing Beagles Used In Lab Research

I was horrified to learn corporate research labs for the cosmetic and other related industries like to use beagle dogs for their testing.  According to the industry, they use the beagle's because they're "friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving and people pleasing."   I thought they only used mice, rats and rabbits.

Imagine what monster you'd have to be to put a little beagle in a cage all of its life to test cosmetics on!  According to the Beagle Freedom Project, (BFP)  many of the labs simply kill the beagles when they're done with them but a few try and find them homes for them to try and give them normal lives.  Those are the labs BFP attempts to work with to transition the dogs to adoption homes. 
"Working directly with labs, the Beagle Freedom Project is able to remove the retired beagles so they can be placed in loving homes. All rescues are done legally with the cooperation of the facility." - Beagles Rescued From Research Lab - SFGate.com

These rescued beagles from research labs discover the sun and grass -- and how to play -- for the first time in their lives!

The reason beagles are available to these test labs is due to breeders getting a lot of money for them, up to $750 per beagle.  In a bad economy, that's a lot of money!  According to an inside source for the breeders, there's a backlog of companies that need beagles for their research.
"The science industry is so corrupt- our taxpayer dollars fund this 'grant' scam. Many people make money in this outright fraudulent activity- funded and supported by the federal government, including the FDA. Breeders, labs, and companies receive massive amounts of grant money and repeat the same tests with slightly different protocol to differentiate the tests but it's an outright scam. Sooner or later, the public is going to have to step up and make this stop. Until then, it will continue."  - You tube comment
Whenever I purchase cosmetics, I make sure they're free of animal testing. I hope more people become aware of how senseless this practice of dog and cat testing is. Consider you may have paid a company for its product that tortures these poor defenseless little animals!  To help end this practice you can follow a few guidelines:

Buy products that are labeled "cruelty free" and "not tested on animals."


With time, patience, play, companionship — and most of all, love — these dogs will embrace their new-found freedom and learn how to become dogs. Just watch the video. Their transformation is nothing short of amazing.

As far as donating to PETA, don't even think about it, they're an insidious animal rights group with a hidden agenda. See PETA Kills Animals blog for more details on their animal killing program.
PETA’s “Animal Record” report for 2009, filed with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, shows that the animal rights group killed 97 percent of the dogs and cats in its care last year.  During all of 2009, PETA found adoptive homes for just eight pets. - PETA Kills Animals blog

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mel Gibson to Be Charged - Faces Possible Prison Term

Looks like Mel Gibson's about to have criminal charges filed against him by the Los Angeles District Attorney for hitting his ex girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and mother of his young daughter last year.  According to today's The Sun's article, Mel's about to be charged.  Other sources claim it's still being decided if Gibson will be charged.  If Gibson's not charged, it's clearly another demonstration of gender discrimination and how men work together to cover-up for their manly image in the justice system.
"The Los Angeles District Attorney has apparently granted Gibson's criminal lawyer a last-ditch meeting late Tuesday afternoon, as she sought to persuade authorities not to charge the actor with any type of criminal domestic battery or abuse in a felony capacity." - HuffingtonPost.com

After posting Gibson's crazy rants and behavior in my previous post, I'm surprised it took this long to bring Gibson to justice. He's a cruel man whose completely out- of-line. Gibson obviously has a serious anger management problem exacerbated by alcohol abuse.   

I guess I'm kind of unique because I've never seen a Mel Gibson movie in my entire life. I've only seen sound bites of Gibson over the years and I've never liked any of what I've seen.  I don't find Gibson attractive at all, to me he's nothing more than a jerk.  All I've ever really seen is Gibson rants on YouTube videos and that was enough.  Imagine this guy's wealth and all the opportunity and resources he's had!  Yet in one of his phone recorded rants Gibson complains to Okasana she's the only friend he has. Gibson let his shallow Hollywood psyche take over to amplify ridiculous petty issues his girlfriend recorded for public consumption.  


Whoopi Goldberg did women an injustice everywhere to come out in support of Gibson. I completely lost respect for Whoopi for supporting Mel Gibson.  (See Whoopi Goldberg Defends Mel Gibson on The View.) It's clear many kinds of women support men when it comes to abusing women by covering up for them. Whoopi had no business coming to Gibson's rescue only demonstrating what a coward Gibson is to need the help of a black woman to support his domestic abuse activities.  For those unaware, Okasana is a classical pianist trained at a top London music school.  Okasana patented a music copying method and also taught music to children. (See Okasana on Wikipedia)

My favorite actor is Michael Douglas who I'm happy has been surviving quite nicely from his throat cancer surgery to recently present a Golden Globe award. Truly amazing! It just goes to show the media can't be trusted. The media made it seem like he was going to pass any day, yet Douglas has been seen walking the streets of New York, presenting awards and even planning for new movie roles!(See Michael Douglas Still Got Something to Celebrate - Coffee Today)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

As America Dies Americans Watch Television

I guess some people think it normal these days when a President approves of a historic enemy's flag being placed on Constitution Avenue, Washington D.C. in honor of a leader's visit; others don't.  I don't know how it's possible idiots in Washington allowed China to buy out the U.S. economy without any backlash as it has, but it's true.  China now owns America economically!  According to a new study, Americans have been too busy watching an average of 34 hours of television a week to notice their country's being handed over to foreigners. (See Average American Watches 34 Hours of Television a Week)
"China now owns the United States economically, with the Chinese central bank being the largest debt holder at approaching $1 trillion dollars. The average American family with two children collectively owes around $12,000 dollars to China. The Communist state’s ownership of long term U.S. Treasury Securities means the United States pays upwards of $100 million dollars a day to China in terms of interest alone"  -  China Owns the United States
There's something about television that makes Americans unaware of what's happening to their country to not care.  I can't quite put my finger on it how it all works, but the television turns people into zombies for sure.  So if a typical American hears some bad news, it doesn't matter because all they have to do is go watch their favorite television program and the problem goes away, right?  Not!


-According to the A.C. Nielsen Co. the average American watches 3 hours and 46 minutes of TV each day (that's more than 52 days of nonstop TV-watching per year). 
-By the age of 65 the average American will have spent nearly nine years glued to the tube.  
-Parents spend 38.5 minutes per week in meaningful conversation with their children is 38.5 - Source - SoundVision.com

So China now owns our country and America's manufacturing base is dwindling while third world countries are largely performing American laborers' work?  Americans are apparently oblivious to the take over of their country because they're too busy watching their favorite television or sports program.  Certain awake Americans are attempting to wake up the rest to what's happening. Predictably, the addicts prefer to go on living as they have.


I stopped watching television in 2007 and my brain has been in recovery mode ever since. I watched 3 hours of television a day on average, sometimes more.  I honestly think television is responsible for the deterioration of American culture.  Reading or even listening to talk radio stimulates the human imagination and mind.  Television's destructive in my opinion, especially to children's development.


So the average American spends 9 years of their lives glued to the television?  That kind of addiction explains the mess we're in. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The New Designer Contact Lens Craze - Where Will It Lead?

I didn't think these kind of contact lenses were possible but I already see where this is all headed.  When the masses get comfortable with these trendy designer contacts, the manufacturers will begin putting computer chips in them so people can access wireless devices using the lenses as monitors.  People will no longer need hand held devices and will likely even be able to control the computer devices of the future with their thoughts.  They're already working on computers that respond to people's thought commands. So there you have it, this is most likely the next wave of computers.

This first contact above is from Christian Dior called The Dior Eyes that are currently being released in Europe. - Link

Keep your ball on the eye!  German optician Stephanie Berndt shows off a soccer ball contact lens in Munich. The lens is paired with a German flag lens in a set that sells for $54.  (Link)




These seem like special honeymoon evening wear lenses. 

"Designer Anthony Mallier from India has created ‘Sparkle' contact lenses to make your eyes “Sparkle like they've never sparkled before.” Imagine having tiny Swarovski crystals beaming out of your eyes? Sounds insane but at the same time hot, the Swarovski crystals surrounds the edges of the lenses to create that “sparkle”." (Link)



For the less sophisticated lens wearer, here's good ole Mickey Mouse contact lens.  Have people really lost their minds and souls to this kind of blatant corporatism? Imagine a company's logo! What if employees had to wear their company's logo to work?  (Link)
 





For people who want to look like reptiles and cats. (Link)

 
 

Nike MaxSight contact lenses are very functional, but also very weird. Each one is designed for a different sport; this one is red and is designed for cyclists to reduce the road glare from the sun. (Link)
 
Let's just hope corporations don't get funny ideas like using people's eyeballs to advertise to a person they're speaking with based on their key words in conversations.  Society's going nuts, there's no doubt about it.   I'm burnt out on all the hand held gadget obsession happening, just imagine what people will be like 10 years from now with their new computer eyeball equipment?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Female Embezzlement Exploded in 2010

Many of us from the 1970's era will never forget Helen Reddy's #1 hit I Am Woman pop song.  In her acceptance speech for Best Female Performance, Reddy famously thanked "God, because She makes everything possible".

2010 was the year of the woman in many ways including being the primary stars of this post.  Thanks to these featured greedy few, women can no longer claim the moral high ground when it comes to gender issues.  As some visitors may be aware, I've been providing an ongoing multi part blog story on those charged with or convicted of embezzlement over the past few months.  A few days ago Marquet International Ltd. announced it released the 2010 Marquet Report on Embezzlement, an annual study of major embezzlement cases in the United States.  The study consisted of 485 active cases in the U.S. with more than $100,000 in reported losses.  Here's a few noteworthy findings from the study:
  • The average loss was nearly $1 million
  • The most common embezzlement scheme involved the forgery or unauthorized issuance of company checks
  • Two-thirds of the incidents were committed by employees who held finance & accounting positions
  • The average scheme lasted more than 4½ years
  • The average prison sentence for major embezzlers was just under 4 years
  • Nearly 2/3 of all incidents involved female perpetrators
  • Nearly 20 percent of all losses were inflicted upon financial institutions
“Sadly, 2010 was a banner year for employee theft in the United States,” said Christopher T. Marquet, CEO of Marquet International. “It is staggering how much money was stolen from companies last year by their employees, spanning many years in some cases before getting caught,” he said.

The study also reported some conclusions Marquet derived by combining the data from past three years’ reports:
  • Women are more likely to embezzle on a large scale than men.
  • Men embezzle significantly more than women per scheme.
  • Perpetrators typically begin their embezzlement schemes in their early 40s.
  • By a significant margin, embezzlers are most likely to be individuals who hold financial positions within organizations.
  • The Financial Services industry suffers the greatest losses from major embezzlements.
  • Gambling is a clear motivating factor in driving some major embezzlement cases.
  • Only about 5 percent of major embezzlers have a prior criminal history.
 “Rather than stealing because they have severe financial problems, we found that most major embezzlers appear to be driven by greed or a need to live a lifestyle much more lavish than they could not otherwise achieve,” said Marquet. He added, “While the bad economy may have had something to do with the large number of cases we identified, there are other drivers motivating these white collar criminals and there is always an ambient level of fraud, theft, waste and abuse in any organization.” - Christopher T. Marquet, CEO of Marquet International.
More stories from the Fraud Talk blog:

Former Law Firm Office Manager In California Charged With Embezzling More Than $480K

Donna Joy Henderson, 67, of Orange, California, has been charged with embezzling more than $480,000 from the law firm of Rinos & Martin, LLP, where she had been employed as office manager with bookkeeping responsibilities. According to authorities, Henderson wrote at least 122 law firm checks payable to herself, cash, personal credit cards, relatives or fictitious businesses and depositing them into her personal bank accounts. The scheme spanned more than 6 1/2 years from January 2003 and September 2009. Henderson has been charged with 14 felony counts of falsifying records and one felony count of grand theft by embezzlement. The scheme was discovered when a new accountant was hired and noticed checks that had been voided were written out to Henderson. She faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted. According to authorities, Henderson is believed to have spent the stolen money to support a lavish lifestyle, including timeshare properties, cruises, home shopping network jewelry and collectibles, home improvements, indoor sauna, pampered pet day spas visits, and gambling. She was arrested January 5th following an investigation by the Tustin Police Department.

Read the story here and here.

Read the Orange County D.A.'s announcement here.

Oklahoma Woman Charged With Embezzling $1.4 Million

Tonya Lynn Seiger, 45, of Enid, Oklahoma, has been charged with embezzling some $1.4 million from Gillilland Oil and Gas Company where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. According to authorities, Seiger would issue company checks to herself or her husband's company, R and T Pump and Supply. Seiger's scheme spanned a 2 year period. She is reported to have spent the money on a gambling habit. According to reports, Seiger also stole from R and T Pump as well as from her son.

Read the story here & here.

Maryland Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $104K

Lucy Lynn Bradburn, 43, of Ridge, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to mail fraud charges in connection with her embezzlement of $104,926 from IAP World Services, Inc., where she was employed as a senior accountant and supply administrator in charge of vendor payments. According to authorities, over a 7 year period from November 2002 until December 2009, Bradburn submitted 44 bogus requests for purported vendor payments to Sears. These payments actually went to Bradburn's own personal Sears account. She faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Read the story here and here.
Read the DOJ announcement here.

Former Pennsylvania County Official Charged With Embezzling $347K

Vickie L. Glatfelter, 49, of Dover Township, Pennsylvania, has been charged with embezzling $347,477 from York County, Pennsylvania where she had served as assistant chief clerk. According to authorities, over a period of more than 7 years, from June 2003 to September 2010, Glatfelter committed 808 separate thefts of refunds for postage meter overcharges that she engineered, depositing the funds into her own accounts. Glatfelter had been employed by the county for some 27years.

Read the story here and here.



North Carolina Woman Charged With Embezzling Nearly $200K From Medical Office

Deborah Jean Holland, believed to be in her mid-40s, of Goldsboro, North Carolina was arrested today on charges she embezzled nearly $200,000 from the Goldsboro OB-GYN medical office where she had been employed as office manager. According to authorities, over more than 5 years, from March 2005 until October 2010, Holland made numerous fraudulent credit card and company check purchases for her own benefit.

Read the story here and here.
  
Nevada Woman Sentenced For Embezzling More Than $400K

Mary Anne Mattoon, believed to be in her late 40s, of Reno, Nevada, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for embezzling at least $400,000 from NevDex Properties, where she had been employed as office manager. According to authorities, over a six year period between 2002 and 2008, Mattoon altered the company payroll to pay her additional salary - as much as $90,000 more in one year. Mattoon reportedly spent the stolen money on personal luxury items, shopping sprees, a horse trailer and a motorcycle business she started. Meanwhile she convinced company owners that they had to lay off workers due to the poor finances of the company. Separately, in 2008, the company won a civil judgment against Mattoon ordering her to pay more than $1 million back to the company. The state filed criminal charges against her in July 2010.

Read the story here.

Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty To Charges He Embezzled $5 Million From University



View more news videos at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video.


Stephen C. Greb, 58, of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to charges he embezzled some $5 million from La Salle University where he oversaw the institution's food services. According to authorities, Greb created a fictitious food vendor called Sunshine Foods and then authorized payments over a period of at least 20 years. The scheme was discovered after the university put in place a new and enhanced invoice control system.

Read the story here, here and here.

Fore more information, visit Marquet International Ltd.