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Hometown: Caifornia
Current location: Lompoc, Ca
Member since: Tue Dec 24, 2013, 05:03 PM
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Does anybody remember 'Three Days of the Condor'?

I just watched this movie again for maybe the twentieth time and it forced a sudden realization about the IC that the writers of the movie then may have known. We all know how the CIA has intervened and subverted fledgling democracy's where the ROA is perceived, in their thought, as a plus for American business entities. Is this administration so corrupt that Russian influence via blackmail and moles they have fostered in this administration are actually in control but are failing with their prime objective of dividing and then eventually conquering at this moment? What is their long term goal and who will be targeted for silencing when the shit eventually hits the fan because of Putins reliance on those tactics. Is POTUS and America in danger of another November 22, 1963 attack not from within like I believe happened then but from our arch enemy at that time? Random thoughts because of Rum and Coke, and a great movie!

Rachel and her reference to Santa Barbara and Earth Day

I was a 16 year old surfer when Platform A had its blowout. Santa Barbra channel crude, which is very toxic, and contains very high levels of SO2. So high that the California Coastal Commission somewhere around 1987 refused permitting of the transfer of crude oil extracted from the federal lease in the Santa Barbara channel by pipe to the Chevron processing facility at Mariposa Reina unless the crude was scrubbed of SO2 prior to reaching land. These regulations are still in place to this day. Back then Chevron's response was to anchor a SO2 scrubbing vessel offshore to scrub the SO2 before the crude hit the shoreline via pipeline. In 1969 the residents of Carpinteria, where Platform A was less than 2 miles offshore of a popular beach called 'The Jelly Bowl' had no idea of the danger that the crude oil extraction imposed on us. Me and several friends surfed in the muck because the winter waves were too good to ignore. We were never informed of the toxicity of crude oil at the time. This oil spill event, http://www.sbcountyplanning.org/energy/information/1969blowout.asp and the aftermath is why we Californians have a voice in limiting offshore oil extraction efforts to the point that the decline and absolute restrictions of acquiring and developing new and existing federal leases to operate in the Santa Barbara Channel. https://thinkprogress.org/how-a-massive-oil-spill-in-1969-changed-everything-c4da7ecd5038?gi=8f0a914c9b17

This is home to me, any federal assault on my states restrictions on oil and gas extraction is an act that will not be tolerated!

Random thoughts...

The span between Julius Caesar https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=julius+caesar+death

and William Shakespeare

https://www.google.com/#q=shakespeare+death

is something around 1550 years give or take a decade or two. I wonder where Bill S. got his info. Fake News!

It's like Deja Vu all over again

I remember where I was when Nixon resigned just as well as I remember where I was when JFK, MLK and RFK were assassinated. I will also remember this point in our republics history as a turning point where our faith in our experiment at democracy and that our first amendment rights will be our champions and will ultimately prevail.

My only complaint about TRMS and Chuck's interview tonight,

comes from an old time audio visual/stage/studio lighting and film photographer/cinematographer/videographer geek. The up lighting on the desk needs to be subdued a bit. I suppose someone decided to highlight Rachels hand movements but when she's at rest or making a gesture that builds from the bottom to the top and when her hands are inches from the desk they're way over lit and the highlights are whited out which can be easily corrected. The add revenue increase that her show generates unfortunately increases the add time. That is my only other complaint, or two, of her show.

I hear Rachel Maddow monitors DU so maybe she'll think about hiring a 64 year old Californian as a staging/lighting/audio/visual intern so I can correct what triggers the OCD in people like me. I don't even want to get into my reaction to scene continuity in movies because I don't want to get the shakes again! Or maybe that's another opportunity for another internship if Mel Brooks ever decides to make another movie! (This is my attempt at humor about a real affliction that people deal with every and I'm sympathetic to and deal with it personally everyday. I feel that humor builds bridges).

Rambling on...the content of her show and her interview with Chuck tonight was riveting...except for the hands (OMSM) Spaghetti Monster!

Twitter must have bought ACME

That would be one possible reason why his tweeting always goes south for him just like 'carnivorous vulgaris'.
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