Sunday, February 28, 2016

Feb. 27 Raw Shoot Nashville TN






 
















Out back on the old red barn


Romeo at home at the window


2016 Election Observation

We're putting importance on the wrong thing, being misdirected. We want our votes to matter, so naturally we're looking at November and the election. But that's NOT where the most important and far-reaching decisions are being determined: IT'S THE GOP NOMINATION PROCESS! (and to a lesser extent, the dem's process.) The GOP backlash against Trump is exposing the pure evil of America's oligarchy. The issue is whether or not a fair democratic process will prevail.... or will Wealthy Insiders nominate and elect the candidate. This is MORE IMPORTANT than the election, which has been a rubber stamp until now.

Book Review: The Shock Doctrine


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This is one of the most important books I've ever read, with more information, analysis and explanations packed into its 700 pages than several other books I can think of combined. The chapters on Russia, Poland and Israel could easily be full-length books in themselves. Klein’s book is written in a brilliant journalistic style, with all the dots being connected, nothing left dangling, no strings unattached. The footnotes alone explain more about the dystopian world view of Milton Friedman than you'll find in other books. Even the "acknowledgment" section at the end is more interesting than most book reviews published in the Sunday edition of the New York Times.

And when I finished the “Shock Doctrine”, I realized it was published before the financial meltdown and crash of 2008, before Obama’s first term, before drone assassinations, before Edward Snowden's NSA whistleblowing, before Greece and the financial crisis with the EU, reconstruction demands from the World Bank, Germany, the IMF; before the regime change of Lybia, before ISIS, wars in Syria, Yemen, Ukraine; before the oil glut destroyed international economic stability, and long before the 2016 presidential election.

But Klein's book is a perfect fit in an imperfect world, a perfect prophetic blueprint for what has come before now, what came after, and what may probably come in the near future.

What is PRIVATIZATION?

Something we haven’t heard much about traveling down the dirt road to the White House has been PRIVATIZATION: this is when not-for-profit public services, or utilities, or common spaces, paid for and provided by taxpayers, are sold off or auctioned at the lowest possible price and then converted into for-profit businesses which then offer those same or partial services back to the public for the highest possible price they can get away with. This makes the Investor-Class more wealthy than before conversion, and it ensures that the public, the poor and middle class, pay the highest possible premium for vital services previously available at a discount.

TRUMP NEEDS TO GET THE GOP NOMINATION AND HERE'S WHY WE SHOULD CARE

In a presidential election year, the Big Prize is NOT the Presidency, it's the NOMINATING process: controlling the outcome and hand-picking the NOMINEE to run till November! Living in the White House for two terms isn't as important as selecting the nominee. The long-standing "tradition" is for oligarchs to select two loyal establishment-type politicians who appear to have different worldviews. They argue, debate and we vote. Regardless of who "wins", the Invisible Gov't., like a casino, always wins. The election may SEEM to be "democratic" --- nominating is totalitarian. 

The tsunami of opposition to Trump and Sanders is evidence that Big Money, Big Media, Big Bank and Big Politics-As-Usual HAS LOST CONTROL OVER THE NOMINATING PROCESS! The GOP leadership, with deep pockets to the wealthiest members of the 1% Investor-Class, are scrambling to regain control, to present the nominee to Party loyalists, and to push back against any democratic insurgency. Candidates who once believed themselves to be "entitled" - hand-picked by the Oligarchy - are not winning, or they're running out of money or energy and dropping out; even past losers with nothing to show for their failed campaign except embarrassment threaten to return to the playing field, like a latter-day Brett Favre! 

Trump's nomination for the GOP ticket (and Sanders for the dems) represents the best opportunity we've ever had, or may ever have again, to strike a devastating, debilitating and defiant blow against an invisible government of oligarchs who want to strengthen an anti-democratic one-party theocracy: 1% corporate welfare frauds who have privatized the US Constitution and converted it into a Trade and Business prospectus. Nomination upsets for Trump and Sanders would be victories for democracy, and humiliating defeats for GOP party bosses, power brokers and defenders of the status quo. This should concern ALL of us.

WHY WE SHOULD ALL WANT DONALD TRUMP TO GET THE GOP NOMINATION

The frantic and near hysterical opposition to Trump's nomination from inside the Investor-Class of the Republican party is the EXACT SAME OPPOSITION that liberals, progressives, independents and average Americans face everyday from wealthy oligarchs, obstructionist party-insiders, inbred media hacks, biased one-sided news outlets, Citizens United beneficiaries, establishment political cronies, neocon war-mongers, the Koch Brothers and Monsanto. An upset victory for a DONALD TRUMP NOMINATION is a victory for democracy and a humiliating, devastating defeat for the GOP party bosses and status quo.

BILLION DOLLAR IDEA

Metadata embedded in the digital information on photographs snapped from a digital camera (similar to bar codes - same principle) that would interface with other software, notifying the Author each and every time images are copied or saved on other devices, posted on social media, shared or otherwise electronically distributed with or without the Author's knowledge. Stored in the data, accessible to the Author, would be the IP addresses of these devices and their location on a map. Besides offering obvious security and copyright advantages, such intelligence would helpfully inform the Author pertaining to the popularity of images.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

New Idea for a Screen Play: "DIRTY COP" (working title only)



PILOT FOR A SCREEN PLAY/TV SHOW

EACH WEEK STARTS OUT WITH A LONG BACKGROUND STORY (FLASHBACK) DIFFERENT EACH WEEK AND LEADS UP TO THE LAST 10 OR 15 MINUTES WHERE THE STORY BEGINS IN REAL-TIME.

BACKGROUND (the first 45 minutes): Hard-nosed burned out alcoholic ex-cop, former Iraq war veteran hooked on Afghanistan opium he smuggled into the US using Congressmen with diplomatic immunity. Working undercover as a washed-out private "dick" flying cross country between New York, LA and San Francisco tracking down a gang of serial killers targeting gay and lesbian models who, coincidentally(?), had been recruited by the FBI as “confidential informants” ratting out suspected terrorists in New York City.

Private “dick”, as part of his cover, is hired on as security detail 2016 presidential candidate. On the security team: hoping to collect intelligence on black protest groups alleging police brutality and murder. Ex-cop infiltrates group (whose leader happens to be ex-cop's divorced ex-wife who filed domestic violence allegations against ex-cop-former-Iraq-war-veteran for beating her up in an elevator caught on hotel surveillance system) -- the protest group is in LA.

Before Super Tuesday rolls around March 1st, ex-cop hot on the trail of an assassin hypnotized by the CIA to kill the candidate “dick” is supposed to be guarding! Ex-cop's trail leads to San Francisco where a parade is scheduled to welcome the candidate, and where the “unsub” poses as a homeless man on the street, protesting gentrification, the city’s efforts to clean up Mission District for wealthy IT people from Google.

At the last minute,“dick” learns unsub kidnapped a city bus full of people buried somewhere in Golden Gate Park. A bomb has been planted to explode under the engine. Ex-cop -- torn between his duty to protect the candidate, his NYPD undercover assignment to catch the gang of serial killers, his commitment to apprehend black agitators and desire to reconcile with his ex-wife and get together again -- ex-cop relapses on China White, Crystal Glass and gallons of Old Crow whiskey in a hotel room in the Tenderloin. He falls into a coma. OD’s on the corner of Turk and Hyde. Air-lifted to LA. Wakes up on the way to John Wayne International. Thinking he’s in Iraq, bites the pilot in the neck. Helicopter crashes into the Pacific Ocean. He's the only survivor.

THE REAL STORY BEGINS HERE (the last 5 or 10 minutes) AS THE EX-COP OPENS HIS EYES COMING OUT OF A COMA, HE DISCOVERS HE’S IN ANOTHER TIME PERIOD: IT’S NOW 2050.