Saturday, March 30, 2013

It’s Green time in Philly

It’s time to celebrate Green Philadelphia far more than just Earth Day. The Green Party in Philadelphia is most excited about an anti fracking demo at the Department for Environmental Protection in Norristown April 22, 2013 3 pm.

Let’s celebrate not only Philadelphia’s still fracking chemical free water, but our beautiful spots and park squares the best in the county street greenery. Not many cities outside of Europe are blessed with foot traffic and biking routes. We are blessed with SETA still the best public transit in the country despite 50 years of neglect. Philadelphia brags about its fine restaurants nurtured by old-fashioned street traffic, but the streets are bike friendly just like in Europe. It will be 60’ this Easter Sunday. Rittenhouse Square will be particularly crowded. One can walk over from Rittenhouse Square and browse the anti franking art show at Lutheran Church off 21th & Chestnut and across the street from the Unitarian Church art entrance on Samson Street. Closing party and lecture on April 4 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

On Apr 3 at 6:30pm there is also, not far away at the Friends Center a block from City Hall, "A Fierce Green Fire" from the Envision Peace Museum.

Not to shun technology, also at 15 and Cherry a block from City Hall will be putting technology to positive use, Amy Sample Ward on April 2 will discuss her co-authored book, Social Change Anytime Everywhere: How to implement online multichannel strategies to spark advocacy, raise money and engage your community.


We the people got to stop expecting rock stars like Reagan, Clinton and Obama to solve our problems for us. I believe Obama tried at first to be different, but after the 2006 midterm defeats his political speeches and many decisions were based on what would be music for the base to cheer. Try something different like voting for a Green candidate, and registering for a third party for a change.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Gun Violence, War, & War Video Simulations

There are two antiwar movements the Give peace a chance movement, and the Libertarian one. Whatever benefit is gained in infringing on the Second Amendment is lost from the way it lessens the antiwar clout.

It doesn’t take gun culture to get some of us to kill, Chimps do it and a few badly traumatized Bonobo monkey orphans, separated from their culture.

When it comes to humans there has been a dramatic hardly noticed shift since World War II. A particularly meticulous general, General Marshal, reported back that 80 percent of the soldiers never directly shot at an enemy face or body. They would carry ammunition, even risk death in a heroic mission to pull a wounded comrade out of direct fire but still not fire directly at a human being. Then came video training and civilian videos and now a perhaps 60% to 90 % increase (statistics are rough estimates) in increases in direct combat killings, and veteran suicides, and murders. Since in the old days people fell on a gun or more often than today officially accidentally shot a friend, good statistics are a problem,

For some reason if links dont paste I copied the core of the link for the reader to copy and paste,

The change today,

I wonder if old-fashioned war nurses that never fired or trained with guns had much less suicides or those especially Seven Day Adventists drafted 1-A-0 not 1-A during Vietnam and before ended up with far less suicides. Back before Vietnam, I dreamed of becoming a heroic Male War Nurse with the Seven Day Adventist I AO draftees. Research on traumatized Seven Day Adventist non-combatants is needed when understanding how war training, war, suicides and murder relate

If one gets mad enough to kill blood unexpectedly splashing in one’s face would make one pause and reconsider for at least a moment. Less training is more effective than less firepower in slowing gun deaths. If President Obama actually succeeded in actually stopping people from using fast guns,  a frustrated James Holmes might have pre-set a fire and hid with a long gun, shooting people leaving the theater, like the Capitol Beltway sniper attacks and Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden who hid with a long gun in the woods attacking the school after setting getting the fire alarm to go off. More incidents with less reason for anger, not more and more firepower is the problem. 

There has been a second diagrammatic shift that hasn’t been fully noticed. After the Batman movie rampage, bloggers reminded us that Batman and other comics were once thought to be decadent and teaching unwholesome values, Today due to blogs preventing belated comments it’s hard to point out that today that interacting with a computer screen day and night, nodding off in front of the screen the only diversion until collapsing from dehydration, or a blood clot getting in the way, supposedly has nothing to due with being taught bad values. Remember when Ancient Rome was considered decadent because of the feasts where people would keep eating use the vomitorium which was a was supposedly a separate room from the bathroom and eat some more. Actually servants cleaned up the slop surrounding the tables of large parties and drinking bashes. Today people have more fun than the ancient Romans while collapsing from dehydration or a blood clot. A few games like "Call-of-Duty" have breaks in the action when everyone but one is supposedly dead until a new session begins. This break in the action like the old TV addict intermissions for commercials enables participants time to freshen up during these breaks.

The far-right fringe killer who attacked at a Norwegian youth camp spent six months day and night playing Call-of-Duty before moving to the country to practice. He corresponded in a friendly way with like-minded gamers including Muslim gamers. The French al Qaeda admirer who attacked a Jewish Orthodox School, was a self-described Call-of-Duty addict as was his Muslim friends, maybe some of the same ones who would never listen to decadent western music. Though perhaps I hope Heroin Addiction is a different word then used for cocaine addiction in Arabic. If we aren’t  alarmed that little kids beg mommie to buy them that cool video game perhaps we can be alarmed  that Western haters admire our games.

Mark Bradford 46 kept being insulted by a little boys bragging insults after being repeatedly beaten in the game. He found the boy and broke into the childs home, (grown-man-hunts-strangles-boy-over-call-of-duty-game)

Also see the link of little children begging mommy for that cool Call-of-Duty video game,

If it had been the boy’s male organs, that was squeezed, the the adult-only label would there after have been enforced.

Adam Lanza, the American who attacked a Connecticut elementary school, was becoming dangerously thin as he endlessly interacted with Call-of-Duty in his windowless basement bed and computer room, snarling at his mother whenever she brought some food down,

Something weird is going on, cell phone texting addicts sometimes discover that they sent a jumbled text message to a friend when they woke up in the morning, some discover later that they sent a jumbled message while driving. People sleepwalking to the bathroom at night had been reported long before technology addictions occurred. Sleepwalking can involve quite complicated tasks,

Perhaps the reason some lately have collapsed from dehydration is that due to bottled water, drinking from the sink is no longer part of people’s routine when going to the bathroom at night.

For Adam Lanza, he must have quickly went on the the next game without eating first. Peter Wlasuk, a plumber who was frequently called to the mansion found two friendly kids who liked to quote gun facts until the older brother moved out. He found the windowless basement, with its gun and tank posters, and at first the two kids then one, when his brother moved out. Since most didn’t find Adam talkative I suspect Adam flushed paper towels down the toilet while sleepwalking, making the plumber a frequent enough guest to become a friend.

Just think if his mother Nancy Lanza had the foresight to include a Nutriment wafer, next to the water bottle in the  bathroom, Adam Lanza would still be down in his self-made prison cell and the kids at the elementary school very much alive preparing (if they were rich enough) their own cocoons to play video -games every moment for the rest of their lives. Perhaps an exercise bike with a timer recording miles pushed and Lanza’s mother getting snared at by Adam only when the pedals hadn’t been turned. Or perhaps the first five minutes of the latest Call-of-Duty updates to  include stationary bike exercise or a 10 minute break after everyone is dead before a new Call-of-Duty segment would started.

There was once a war against booze that drifted into a war against communism and commie tainted subversives that drifted into a war against drugs, a war against terror, now Obama is refilling the school-to-prison pipeline with a new generation of prisoners. Google school-to-prison pipeline with Advancement Project, ACLU and NAACP. Almost any human being would become a straw purchaser when cornered by a goon, especially if they partly first thought they would keep that gun to protect themselves against that goon.

Australia had positive success banning assault guns, but they had a very expensive buy back program paying top dollar for the guns already in Australia. In England however bans at first led to gun deaths going up and every slowing going down again as less and less guns were available, now with more gun games and more veterans gun deaths are going up again

Just think if the government would provide and would FedEx bottled water and Nutriment to gamers, also free heroin and cocaine to addicts and free booze to alcoholics on the condition that the would never be seen out of their homes, the US could change from being the most prison enclosed country in the world to one filled with self-imprisoned prisoners instead.

Mandating a minute break every 15 minutes of  video may stop some,i f not all of the gun rampages, especially if it could be enforced as well during Armed Forces basic training video exercises.

Every time there is a violent rampage a few blamed it on war and war games, and or violent video

One site against banning violent video like Call-of-Duty listed those Congressional Reps and organizations opposing violent video games. I think it could be very helpful in helping those of us who want sense-able video laws to find each other and get together. In the past when I posted a site for the purpose counter to what it wanted it disappeared so I saved it this time,

Please don’t forget to see children begging for mommy to buy a cool video game Call of Duty,

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Richard is retired in Philadelphia Senior Housing, a recovering Luddite who is learning computer efficiency and to use a walker at the same time.
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Sunday, March 10, 2013

None Dare Call it Brainwashing

Think back 15 years or so if someone predicted that there would be people glued to an interactive video screen until they collapsed from dehydration or if less lucky from a blood clot.

A dozen years ago a formally timid, friendly easy-going lad Boyd Malvo was arrested as the junior partner of the Capitol Beltway sniper attacks. Brainwashing was the cry of the experts, but since then without counter-evidence, the experts now can’t predict or explain why.

Tyler Rigsby spent more than four days and nights before falling to the floor from dehydration (I guess eight days), other than games such stories were in the past of people trapped by earthquakes,

Not all computer addicts are losers, who had nothing else to live for, or with some future killers the only chance for real people to look up to them, was by playing computer games with those near or from afar. Chris Staniforth, (age 20) however was an achiever heading toward a high-paid job in computer design, already earning money as a participant in a computer game design test until dying of a blood clot got in the way.

Why can’t we go back to the days of TV addiction where people would move and freshen up during commercial breaks, even movies had intermissions where people were encouraged to buy popcorn? Public meeting, and even offices, had coffee breaks as well. If every 15 minutes there were breaks in the computer game for a public service announcement or something, at least we could have arrested Adam Lanza if he had removed them, instead of trying to find ways of putting people like him in a locked facility before they even made a threat to do anyone harm.

Remember when people avoided long distance calls due to the costs? Why can’t there at least be a tax on cell phone calls per minute while the car is in motion. It’s not crazy killers who as soon as society advances enough will put them in jail at the first sign that something is wrong, but a crazy world which lets technology run our lives. We don’t even pass a sugar tax to make up for the fact that people used to walk and run for work and recreation instead of just sitting, or put motion alarms in library chairs set to vibrate after 20 minuets of dead weight, or in classrooms where kids now work at their own pace instead of having recess together. See'High Tech Heretic by Cliff Stoll, (PS if you can’t click a link sometime I can google it, or try googling only the words in a link),

Twelve years ago after the sniper rampage the experts thought brainwashing was the problem now with the help of computers, not newspapers, helping us think about the world we no longer have any ideas as to why, except the President thinks that banning automatics will make them disappear without an expensive Australian type buy back program. Second Amendment advocates hallucinate that enough armed good guys without any gun free zones will solve the mass killings problems. More guns wouldn’t have helped against a sniper. The attacker of the Batman movie premier would have been disappointed if he had to hide with a long gun and pre-set a little burning to set of the fire alarm and hide and shoot at those leaving like two kids Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden did. The Batman Villain carnage would have been far greater than 13 dead, with a 'snail gun' attack, shooting a rifle from afar. The NRA campaign against gun-free zones is built on quicksand.

One game never led to any blood clots despite the endless hours addicts spent at it, 'Call of Duty', a fight to death video game It must lead to participants lunging in their chairs now and then like cheering sports fans. However, despite being blood clot resistant, Call of Duty is far more dangerous than other games, with the possible exception of armed forces and British battlefield training games that lead some vets to murder or suicide incidents sometimes years later. Off the subject, the government was shocked to discover that most during World War II did not actually shoot when they clearly saw a head in front of them on their gun sites. I wonder if the later suicides are of people who with old-fashioned training never would have seen a body explode after they pulled the trigger. Computer games is life-style training, not recreation.

Frustration that a kid neighbor kept beating him, on Call of Duty led, a 46-year-old father of three to go over to his 13-year-old neighbor's house to choke him in the throat. By the way, Call for Duty is coded for mature audiences. Please everyone that doesn't want future carnage click on the following link of little kids begging mommy to buy them that cool game,

This is a trailer of what they are interacting with,

When an Orthodox Jewish school was attacked in France, the media blamed Mohammed Merah's rampage on Muslim militancy; but he was hopelessly addicted to Call of Duty,

Anders Breivik who attacked a Norwegian youth camp spent six months day and night playing Call of Duty before moving to the country to plan the attack. Adam Lanza who attacked an elementary school would angrily snap at his mother every time she brought a little food down to his Call of Duty marathon, in his windowless, bedroom and computer room and windowless bath room attached.

Why do all these Call of Duty addicts pick on children? Rebuttal at the following link,

I don’t think it is freedom of speech issues in the way of putting one minute breaks in the action every 15 minutes like on commercial TV. One minute break in the action would lessen the effectiveness of interactive basic training video, and cut down on people looking for a job as a US government killing specialist. Locally, in Philly I urge anti-gun violence groups, and third party folk, especially Green Party folk, to watch Call of Duty projected on a large screen, Libertarians won't attend unless a gun debate follows the video. Afterwords some can march to where there is an arms gun shop near by a government recruitment for jobs bearing arms and have a picket at both. Only one rampage succeeded as planned and that was in Norway where Anders Breivik had the means to travel the world looking for the guns he wanted. Let's celebrate how he was unable to make the changes in Norway he wanted. Extremists both anti-Muslim and Muslim alike thinks it gets them to make necessary changes they think the world needs, and so do some with no politics at all.

Again please click on little kids begging mommy to buy them that really cool video game,

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