Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happy - Pharrell Williams All Over The World 157 Countries!!

Title says it all!
So the next time you hear someone say something bad about another country, think of this video. Music and dance bring happiness to the world.


Granted, you may be sick of this song at the end but I am willing to bet you will want to watch every country dance!

ray

Saturday, August 30, 2014

When after desperately searching through 500 channels and there is nothing to watch I turn to...

Netflix, of course.

A little bit of this and that it seems like there is no end in sight in finding something that interests me.
Sometimes it may take a bit of doing but suddenly I will find something that I take a chance on, love it, follow the next recommendation and before I know it I am binge watching or learning something new.

Learning while being entertained whether it is while reading, doing, watching or listening is and always be a huge thrill for me.

How about that, no grumpiness this morning even though I woke up at 2:00 am and have not been to sleep since and I have a twelve hour labor day ahead of me!

mucho coffee time

ray

Friday, August 29, 2014

Man up and apologize, whether you are a leader, government, business or church, say you are sorry!

And don't wait for someone else to say it for you, say five hundred years later, sorry Galileo!

Really it is not that hard. Be responsible for your actions, admit your mistakes, it will make you a better whatever you are.

Please no pr spin. We can see through it. There must be some hidden rule that says do not admit to any mistakes, ever. Deny, deny, deny. No one and I repeat no one is infallible. Sorry pope.

Imagine if we had said we were sorry for dropping not one but two bombs on Japan, killing thousands of people and wiping out cities when Japan was already in the process of surrendering to us. We could have said "We just spent millions of dollars on development of these bombs see, and well, we had to try them to see what would happen even though we already tested them and knew what kind of destruction it would wrought, not once but twice on your land. To make up for it, we will rebuild your cities and help care for whomever was still alive." That would be right but it didn't happen.

Or if all the drug companies said we make stuff that we say will help you feel better but in reality we have no clue what will happen long term but it is not safe and we warn you through the disclaimers while we show you a pretty lady walking on the beach smiling wondering while the medicine she is taking makes her want to kill herself, ask you doctor for it by name.

You tell your kids to say they are sorry when they do something wrong.
Try it yourself.

Ray

Friday, August 22, 2014

Really, really really early morning thoughts from RJ

Good morning...

Ever wonder why we don't roll off the bed while sleeping? Is the body aware of the edge while we sleep? If we were on a ledge on a side of a mountain would we roll off? Just wondering.

Netflix is popular because it comes through with the promise of what cable was supposed to be, pay a monthly fee and have no commercials.

I am envious of people who have found what their true calling is in life. But do they ever get bored doing what they do?

It is a toss up this morning,what woke me up, having to get up to use the bathroom or my aching knees. Sigh...

After talking about something at work the other day, one of my fellow workers called me a genius. I said "If  I was so smart, why was I working here?" He said "Because you are too honest.."

I watch a lot of documentaries. One thing that I have learned is that people in general don't aim high enough in life with their goals and aspirations. Short changing themselves is oh so common. Guilty.

Is it nurture or nature? Confidence breeds success or success breeds confidence? I don't know. Watch a sport or competition and you will see mostly failure, one who fails the least wins most of the time.

I have yet to ever have to figure out mathematically if two trains are traveling from different directions at different speeds from different distances who will get to point A first? Just get there!

Can anyone still know how to read a map? The folding kind?

Have GPS apps gotten better or we have learned to ignore the mistakes they make?

If you are going somewhere new and strange and are going to get lost please do it in the day time. Lost at night is bad.

People who work on commission are slowly being weeded out as part of the sales process. I am a salesman who works on commission. A bright future ahead! Five to seven more years needed.

I almost never see anyone looking through the racks in the store at the music and video selections.

Tv salesman used to make huge amounts of money, not anymore.

Car companies are scared of the self driving cars of the future. Buying a car is an emotional purchase more so then a functional purchase.

Once one has a truck, going back to a car is painful. That is not going to happen.

Enough for now. Thanks for stopping by.

bye
ray






Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mask of a Warrior...son


I didn't really know her, did you?

You know how it is, some neighbors you ignore, some you wave to, some you chat with, some you wish would move. Well this neighbor I would have wave to or say hi in passing. She lived on the other side of the street, alone, in a very nice house, the nicest one in the area. And then it happened.

I had gotten home from work and found out that the police had been at her house, she was found dead, The coroner confirmed suicide, I do not not how. Information came out later that she was in her 70's, had been a teacher, had been divorced for many years, had some sort of retail job to keep herself busy and had lived in that house since the mid 80's.

What made her do it? I don't know

A wave, a friendly hi, doesn't seem like it was enough now was it.

ray

Friday, August 1, 2014

I know how we can get back at another country, Economic sanctions!



  1. Economic sanctions are domestic penalties applied by one country (or group of countries) on another country (or group of countries). Economic sanctions may include various forms of trade barriers and restrictions on financial transactions.
    Yep we don't like them so lets do it. And who really gets affected, the people, not the leaders or the government. it means bad conditions get worse. It means food shortages, money shortages, job shortages. It means maybe the people will rise up and...do what? Do what we as a country couldn't do, diplomacy having failed?
    The world has been built on compromise, I win, you win. Everyone gets theirs.  But I guess I am not that smart to figure it out, or so I have been told.
    coffee time
    Ray

Saturday, July 19, 2014

US vs Them

Us vs Them, that is what is comes down to it right?

In many instances it is purely harmless, your favorite team or flavor of ice cream or whose home town is better. But when it comes to politics or religion, oh boy.

I respect any discussion that shows someone has done their homework, differences of opinion, interpretations and so on. But I can tell when someone speaking is just parroting what they heard on the radio, TV, or the local newspaper. The words sound the same. Ask them to explain what they said or their source of information, they get that look. Blank look.

I have found that the older people get the more they seem to blame others on their shortfalls in life. One thing I have noticed is that they embrace the notion of no foreigners please. They forget that everyone that lives here, with some notable exceptions came from somewhere else. I don't get it. It is like it is preordained that no one should like or accept who comes next. We should be honored that people desperately want to live here yet we collectively shun them as a society. Instead of complaining about costs we should get them into the workforce to be productive members of this country.

Politics new definition is the ability to get paid to do nothing and to make others do nothing while at the same time berating them for doing what you are doing. The art of compromise is gone and we have entered into an era of a lack of accomplishment is the vehicle to get elected. Maybe they have realized nobody has read the bills to be voted on and they don't want to be held responsible when things go bad.

The wars on religion has been going on for centuries, people clinging to beliefs they don't understand because that is the way it has always been. I have a different outlook, they are all wrong. It is not that one religion is better then another, they are not. They are all wrong.

Time for a cup of coffee and another work day.

Ray


Thursday, June 26, 2014

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