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Stuart G

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About Me

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

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How a particular movie became very popular could explain Bernie's campaign.

I follow movies and how much they make. Back in the 90s, a person had to go to the library and read a publication called, "Variety" to see how much a movie would make in a weekend or a month or so on. So, that is what I did. A movie came out in July of 1998 called, "There Is Something About Mary."

I think, if I recall, the first week or two it was second or third in the money contest..and it stayed at that level for weeks. For some reason, I didn't see it the first few weeks.. After a while, I heard from others, that this was one of the funniest movies ever made..So after 4 or 5 weeks, I went to see it. (Yes, I found it to be one of the funniest movies ever).. Finally, on Labor Day Weekend, 7 weeks after it first appeared, it got the number 1 ranking for movies on that particular weekend. Yes, it took in more money than any other movie that had been out, for any length of time on the Labor Day Weekend, 7 weeks after it first came out.

That, had never been done, and I don't think it has been done since. How did it happen? Simple. People talked to each other and discussed that this film really is very very funny. (now it did take a certain taste in films, but I have that taste...it is very crude, but to me, very funny) As people talked to each other, that is how the film became number 1 after 7 weeks. It was word of mouth. People talking to people...

Bernie stands for certain ideas that many people believe in. Particularly, the idea that the rich in this country are not contributing enough to help the country's government. The rich have special deals the rest of us don't have. They pay less. That message and is being talked about by people who honestly believe that is true. And it is true. The rich do have special deals. And it is not fair. And many of us are very angry that the rich pay a lot less, as a percent, than the rest of us..

So, as the word gets around, slowly, people talking to people about the campaign, people are saying basically, "I agree with Bernie on this point, and this is a very important issue. Bernie is the only one who is constantly saying the rich do not pay their share and they need to pay more. .. and it is true. And he has been saying that for years. It ain't new, and it is true. Someone who makes 1 million through dividends pays a lot less, as a percentage, then someone who makes $500,000. in salary ..say $10,000 a week in direct pay. That is wrong, and the deal was set up for rich people. We all know that. The rich got a great deal, but the rest of us pay for it.

And in a similar way to the movie, "There is Something About Mary" Bernie's message is getting out. Slowly, ,word of mouth person to person, family to family..And, also ..it is the truth. The system is rigged for the rich and that is wrong. That is how this message is similar to the success of that movie. The truth takes time to get out. But when it does, the truth can stand stronger than the rest of the discussion. Especially about something like.." who pays and who gets a deal and pays less, a whole lot less than they should.."

A quote from President Dwight D. Eisenhower: April 16, 1953

Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe during World War II

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.".....

DWIGHT D EISENHOWER, speech April 16, 1953:

Something to consider about suicide bombings and terrorist incidents

Paris is not alone.
If you have a moment, please consider this.
Hit this link to see other bombings and terrorist incidents in 2015.
Very sad to see so many.


7/11/01,Blee of CIA. told Rice."We Need to Go on A Wartime Footing Now, Attacks will be Spectacular"

Politico,,,,please, these are 5th,6th and 7th paragraphs of the article. Incredible......

That morning of July 10, the head of the agency’s Al Qaeda unit, Richard Blee, burst into Black’s office. “And he says, ‘Chief, this is it. Roof's fallen in,’” recounts Black. “The information that we had compiled was absolutely compelling. It was multiple-sourced. And it was sort of the last straw.” Black and his deputy rushed to the director’s office to brief Tenet. All agreed an urgent meeting at the White House was needed. Tenet picked up the white phone to Bush’s National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. “I said, ‘Condi, I have to come see you,’” Tenet remembers. “It was one of the rare times in my seven years as director where I said, ‘I have to come see you. We're comin' right now. We have to get there.’”

Tenet vividly recalls the White House meeting with Rice and her team. (George W. Bush was on a trip to Boston.) “Rich started by saying, ‘There will be significant terrorist attacks against the United States in the coming weeks or months. The attacks will be spectacular. They may be multiple. Al Qaeda's intention is the destruction of the United States.’" ‘What do you think we need to do?’ Black responded by slamming his fist on the table, and saying, ‘We need to go on a wartime footing now!’”"

“What happened?” I ask Cofer Black. “Yeah. What did happen?” he replies. “To me it remains incomprehensible still. I mean, how is it that you could warn senior people so many times and nothing actually happened? It’s kind of like The Twilight Zone.” Remarkably, in her memoir, Condi Rice writes of the July 10 warnings: “My recollection of the meeting is not very crisp because we were discussing the threat every day.” Having raised threat levels for U.S. personnel overseas, she adds: “I thought we were doing what needed to be done.” (When I asked whether she had any further response to the comments that Tenet, Black and others made to me, her chief of staff said she stands by the account in her memoir.) Inexplicably, although Tenet brought up this meeting in his closed-door testimony before the 9/11 Commission, it was never mentioned in the committee’s final report.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/11/cia-directors-documentary-911-bush-213353#ixzz3rP4WaAzu

In my opinion these paragraphs are the smoking gun that is clear and precise...points to Rice..points to Bush..I put this one up because it gives different information than the others...and..points directly to Condi Rice. This conversation is new to me. It is no memo, it is a conversation warning Rice of an attack. She ignored it completely.. Ignorant idiot/asshole.

.Another thought, we have been down this road before. Why again?..Why now. Maybe Tenet is really worried that Jeb could get in..maybe. It looks like the clown car is self destructing, and Jeb is playing a " good waiting game". Perhaps Tenet wants Jeb to answer some more questions about.."He kept us safe" so Jeb would be gone forever.

But as far as this is concerned.. "I know nothing" as Sargent Shultz said. I do not know why this is coming out now..

Question for lounge..Does Rubbing Alchohol expire?..Got some in a plastic bottle..

that container has been sitting around for a while..(actually a long while)

about one half full..dated: expires 4/96. should I throw it out, or use it for ..household cleaning?

..(yes that is what I use it for). got an answer?????

Now..how often have you read a question like that?????.........................

Five Worst Foods for the Brain...Huff Post..

I saw this and thought I would share this with all. There is some scientific evidence on these, it is worth a read.


1. White Rice

High glycemic-index foods increase your risk of depression.
Certain kinds of carbs can have a negative impact on your brain, resulting in an emotional health dip. A 2015 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that post-menopausal women who eat foods with a high glycemic index, meaning refined carbohydrates like white bread and rice, cornflakes, and potatoes, have a higher incidence of new-onset depression. Conversely, the more lactose, fiber, non-juice fruit, and vegetables study participants ate, the less likely they were to get depressed.

Four others are:... 2 Fruit Juices,3 Fried Foods, 4 Cheese and Pizza, and 5 Microwave Popcorn...complete descriptions and evidence are at link

Could the next speaker be the same old speaker???

If they really can't find anyone, maybe the present one, will change his mind, stay another 13 months. So, he cried his way off, and he can cry his way get back on. Crazier things have happened in that town....Haven't they?

Great movie.......

After Primaries Over, Two Words We Must Never Forget, "Supreme Court" ..... #1

This is a reminder. Not the first or the last. Do we want another Scalia or Thomas?

Or, do we want another Ginsberg?. .What is it going to be? We will decide and those around us will decide.

After Primaries Over, are we going to hate each other so much, that we will get more like Scalia? or Thomas?

or will we come together to make sure there is another young bright Ginsberg to fight the good fight, and overturn Citizens United ?

This has begun and will continue for 13 more months. Keep these two words in mind, when we start to hate each other for reasons which could destroy our chances 13 months from now.....SUPREME COURT...

Reminder number one, there will be many more..

Fraud in Ads Anywhere. Lying ads, Internet, TV, Radio..etc. What are the worst ?

In my opinion this is the worst....ZERO TO CARD IN 60 SECONDS.. Capital One..

I see this on the internet all the time...The impression is that you can select a card in 60 seconds. What a lie. The average person cannot even read the first paragraph in 60 seconds..How the hell can you pick a credit card and be satisfied with it in 60 seconds?

Let's share the worst. thanks.

Ann Murray, "We Sure Could Use A Little Good News Today"

While some references are old, some are perfect for today's news. It is a wonderful song, and a tear came to my eye.

Please listen and enjoy. 2min, 35 seconds
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