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Ah.. well then perspective time eh?

I tell you one of the things I recall growing up, briefly. One of the things my dad took an interest in and some the extended family as well here in the states. (I did just complete a bit of an adventure seeing if the old ones still had a place here however while they may be strewn about they are not immediately available will continue to search I suppose) and we see in the news these images played again and again of North Koreas rocket launches. Now I wonder in a bit of perspective and introspection if while the world takes a dim view of these things because they have been so historically been weaponized(with disastrous results) if it is that it is what we are seeing here OR what if its an expression of the interest in science? Well…that might be a game changer eh?

Bigger picture you have a ‘state’ on the bigger stage which has existed more or less in isolation for years. While the world went on and progressed in some areas this state no doubt progressed in others. Now I would suppose, if they were to come a table saying this is what we have to offer this is where we believe we excel over what we have seen of your work and we want to proceed down a path of science and exploration that then would be a different story then the one we currently see unfold.

Those decisions, are not mine to make of course. I am simply reflective and will undoubtedly continue to be such.

In the course of the days events, personal matters aside as I had to pay a call on an old (and rather painful memory) I have been informed(its publicly available info, really..) that NK wanted to tell the world they had made advancements. This was not beyond what I had thought. I find interesting that they did not choose to set off a nuclear test(as they have in the past) but chose the less destructive route… in this at least I can say there is some small progress.  Should they continue to choose their actions in this fashion.. ..perhaps there is cause for hope.




so and so warning of ww3 and other things im pondering

Ahhhh some violin music..

still believe it helps me think 😀

You know someone on tv the other day described mortality as a bird, that if we were to think of it as such and we asked it every day what would become of us, we must know what that answer would one day be. Having heard that, and choosing to believe the better of people, rather then the worst. I believe I am prepared to offer a few thoughts.

I am afraid I lost the headline where China made a general statement (Im working from memory recall here) that ‘All were welcome’ at the Belt and road forum. I understand that the US protested a bit and being ‘aware of the news’ I still note this(upcoming snip), as ‘modest forward progress’.

Thats a far cry from ‘we are not speaking to one another’


Let us not, rush forward (in my opinion again.. ) but instead work toward a real and reasonable lasting dialog. I understand this shall take time, thus my comments will be brief. However, I do not choose to listen to the negativity of a certain here in unnamed but yet acknowledged ‘collective’. Instead I choose to believe that humanity will not opt for self destruction. We go that route and the next war is fought with sticks and stones.. show of hands for that option? no one? Okay great.

Let me illustrate where we are with a clip from an old favorite of mine:

I dont wanna spend my life living this Star Trek clip, nor do I want anyone else to laff.. so let us hope for better days eh?

Some time ago(an hour? two?) I saw one of the bits come through social media ‘tommorrows headlines today’ or some such from the UK. I will, try to tread lightly here as I touch upon a subject, with deep respect having given a fair deal of thought to history today.

Let me tell you, if I may, one of the reasons I can hold such a hope for humanity. The word, legacy is bandied about somewhat lightly at times. There are those who rule over others, there are those who seek to be any number of things and history has its place for all of them. A legacy too, it seems at least in one foreigners heart have found an enduring place in acts of compassion that were such a light to the world years later. I speak, of the Lady Diana.

I had of course the view from a distance, but I have watched quietly as her family has grown up and I see too such a reflection of that trait in their acts that I can believe she would be proud.

I simply do not usually speak of this topic, as I still have the (Sir) Elton John tribute fresh in mind as if it were recent. It is also, not my place but in hours when the world hope in the world grows dim, I ask you what better time to hold up a light amongst us in human nature for thought and reflection?

I have watched the images flow through ‘social media’ I have listened to perceptions in drama and theater but I did something some time ago with the hope to encourage others that I do not believe I have offered a sufficient explanation for perhaps I do not have the words yet to do so but as one of my profiles says if I encourage a balance in tech. If our world ends up being a little safer or a bit more fair with the ‘Americas Digital Princess’ idea then as a wiccan might say “so mote it be”.

I do not suppose that it is money, or fame or power that truly shape any of as as who we are but instead the character of those we cherish. Perhaps, it is because I am not used to such things? What would I do with them though? Honestly? Are the people sitting in lavish palaces truly more content isolated then among the people? I do not imagine it would be such. For my part, I am sure there is the ‘new oil’ of data to be had.. but you can have that as well. For me, I shall have my music and reflections and share my thoughts where I can in hope that others may find them of some quiet use.

(this has been on for a bit.. (24-25min before I just rest it) as i said… I do enjoy the music 🙂 )

Ahhh… well.. moving on(This is what day two or three Ive been editing this  makes an excellent argument for twitter adding an ‘edit’ button instead of just delete rm1RUx )

I am glad, there are those in the world who will look past the proverbial Hawks. Those who do not take dark tidings and blindly do their bidding. I am glad that restraint and dialog have become the watchwords instead of fear.

When I was younger, I applied to serve my country, for reasons we wont cover (GED cutoff being the main in my mind) it was not accepted. Since then they jailed me once, for a couple days with a bond I could not afford to pay. When I had in my mind commited no crime. (I was literally just out for a walk yes, I may have been speaking a language they didnt know at times but that in itself ‘does no harm’) Threating to lock me away with those who would do me harm. They ‘literally’ put me, unjustly(in my opinion) “in harms way”. (They really did almost violate the 8th amd Imho)I was prepared to use what ever means necessary to defend myself. Fortunately others intervened out of compassion.

I do not hold malice against ‘my lady’ I dwell amongst her people of every type, and nation in peace and take them as they come the good the bad and the other. I was left wondering though, after my last arrest if my country would not one day have something to ask of me.

I love her, how could I refuse? Simply, I probably would not and while no such request has come today I consider a debt paid to some degree but… where I signed on a dotted line I made a commitment one others have made over many years while it was not accepted I did not consider that debt paid..(I may never see it as such as so many have given so much more…)

Today over in the twitterverse I caught this bit


I quietly, for my part and (at least attemptedly) respectfully agreed, and I submit I too have tried to do as much though I had no guide to do so, just a desire to see peace break out instead of war. My reply thus came quickly:


It is however, my belief, that ‘peace’ will never be a static thing. It faces challenges moving forward. I have read a bit more then most state side I suppose about Chinas ‘Belt and Road’ initiative. (They could have labeled it grizzly and panda, but chose to be more inclusive) This seems a solid foundation on which to proceed. I could be mistaken but the reasoning behind it is quite simple ‘trade’ now I may not know a great deal about a great many things but one thing those of us who can recall simpler times or look back on them fondly is another ‘barter’. *grins* Let us hope in such that all the dealing in that spirit are thusly fair.

I call now on my countrymen, to answer the needs which are set before us. While we do not turn a blind eye to international affairs, I am aware that things like ‘healthcare’ take precedent for a great many(most likely myself included).

I saw something disturbing last night so I need to address that… one of the stations said a historian had said the “US was looking like a banana republic”. Here is why I disagree: The other party has not been silenced. They are ‘out of power’ proverbially but party dynamics change over time some parties grow other shrink. In the words of Mr. Obama though “Democracy functions best when it has two healthy parties”. We are used to that being the “Democrats and Republicans” if it continues to be so, then ‘so mote it be’ if it does not, it does not mean the end of the values we hold dear.

In my actions, I have tried(and probably not been perfectly successful to put forward both sides. I retweeted some of Mr. Trumps material from his speech yesterdayI also retweeted Bernie Sanders last night. This morning, again, both sides of the coin:


I have no desire to play ‘party politics’ it would be far too easy. Instead I would as that the Senate really put their heads together as AMERICANS and work to resolve the pressing issues before them, as I understand it the bill on healthcare that passed the house “needs some work”I challenge them to come together draw up their own and then reconcile the two. I saw Sen. Donnellys call, and I do not ignore it. However I wonder, this and honest question time how can someone who is wealthy or was wealthy not have had money coming in from all over the place? We speak of a large corporation to assume they just ‘did not do business’ in some countries defies common sense so I wonder in such are we indeed on a witch hunt? (I do get to ask that being wiccan and all… seems legit). Not much sport in it if we are I’d say. If there are criminal matters let them be attended to by an independent prosecutor so the country can move on to other things.

Do not mire us, in ‘party politics’. Do not ignore each others voices as for there to be true progress we can not simple label each other ‘obstructionists’. To do so, would be to fall in to a dangerous place.

If those in the minority, have an opinion, let them voice it, give it fair hearing always try, I think to be that “fair jurist” in such we move forward. Instead of falling in to the sands of time as so many others have in ignoring what was good, and right.

Thats all for now.


I believe, I have errored.. thus let me make a bit of a correction.

As it is unfair to compare Mr. Trump to former President Nixon. It was probably unfair of me to draw the parallel between Mr. Comey and Elliot Ness of ‘The Untouchables’.

I was, as I frequently do, trying to illustrate a point with an already established plot line which was fairly well known.

In doing so, it undoubtedly divided people along the lines of a ‘Comey Camp’ and ‘Trump Camp’

This was not my intention or design. Instead I wanted to convey a sense of respect I generally felt for Mr. Comey not even knowing the man.

All the more I shall say of it is, I do not believe things are ever truly that simple.

If they are well, I have no desire to go in to the dichotomy of good and evil.


I beg to differ! and… ‘stuff’


Is DOES count, when you understand that the screen is part of a phone that has a built in camera and microphone. *grins*

I have observed the ransomworm phenomenon with a degree of interest. I have my opinions on its origins. Without actually looking at the disassembled code and other examples of that persons work though it becomes a matter of speculation which I dont care to engage in at this time. Then there is this tidbit:


Once again, I will refrain from speculation but I do understand the implications..

I suppose the solution does begin with addressing the oldest OS’s first..

We have this the last I could do last night, as I caught earlier indications people were trying to work around the built in kill ‘mechanism’


to use a Star Trek analogy, I’m treating it a bit like the Borg.. until patches are better distributed..


This if I had to suppose, is the original work vs. modders…

I have just three other ‘notes of interest’ at the moment..

I wont elaborate as I dont think it would be productive but I will leave them here.


I do not place blame at x0rz feet.. 1 it is not my place to assign such and secondly there is a bit more intrigue here..

How a security researcher miraculously and accidentally killed the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware

also listed in ‘guardian tech’ as an ‘accidental hero’

I suggest that it is 1) possibly true. Heroes can be found in unlikely places or two, perhaps there is a bit more beneath the surface.

I will close on that thought.

Updates when appropriate.







The “Wise”(to quote my own tweet) decision to give an interview to MSNBC..

I posted this last evening

I chose that bit, with some degree of care. Now I choose to elaborate, if just a little because some things including an interview will be analyzed to the point of frivolity.

There are a great many who wish to play games of right vs. left or “party politics”. Having in the past been lavish with his praise of another network to give an interview to NBC somewhat leashed those who might have said he was “playing favorites” with the media.

It is  indeed by my judgement at least somewhat more difficult now for someone to make such a case. If he has time, perhaps Mr. Trump should consider tossing another interview to a third and maybe even 4th network. In this though, it is my opinion he should weigh his options because all these words carry weight and as its ‘taped media’ it can be used in the future, both for or against him.

I am a personal believer in a good degree of transparency, but also understand that all of us, deserve some degree of privacy. While that may not be so possible for those in public life we should still probably be mindful of a request the President and his family requested which was to ‘let the kids be kids’. In this, at least I want to take a moment to praise the press because from what I have observed they seem to be respecting this.


I come to this bit, rethinking this mornings events.. it touches upon a bit of transparency, which I was just writing about and this is what I seem to have come to as a conclusion


I have but one further thought, I hope for all our sakes The President does not fulfill his thought of canceling the daily press conferences. While there maybe mistakes, while there maybe miscommunication the fact that they are trying to provide information to the people says something. Obviously the accuracy of that information is quite important. Perhaps in an effort to restore and preserve the integrity of the event POTUS himself will do one of those press conferences without notifying the press? Its something to think on at any rate…

As for this little ‘digital kitten’

I will not promise this my ‘final note’ of the day… but it does seem time to draw it to a close.


Kaspersky, The #Trump interview, and twitter..

I found it quite amusing for some in the press(on both sides of the isle) to declare ‘no one would conduct ‘spying’ on twitter. The very fact you would be so old as to make this claim suggest quite the opposite. It is the old old story of hiding in plain sight. One must understand that the ‘cyber sphere’ as some have dubbed it, is a fluid space. It has, hundreds of platforms, applications, etc. What Mr. Trump has done(not alone, obviously) but he has defined it as a place where he can go and speak directly to the people. Right or wrong, in that moment he provided it as a platform without ‘media bias’ cept that created by algorithms within twitter and such.

The two class system twitter seems to want to impose of those with and ‘without’ check marks would serve as some sort of cheap class system, save one problem ‘bots’ you get one bot verified and you’ve ‘beat the system’ so to speak just a point of interest in case they should ever decide to ask for something like a copy of an ID card to verify people and actually make the system more legit.

In follow up to my bit yesterday, about Kaspersky, the @guardian published a story(I list it here as im about to image snip from it)


As I stated yesterday “The Russians, do not need me to defend them they can advocate for themselves.” I believe in this my words have rang true. To the ‘Senate intel committee’ I strongly suggest, in the interest of fairness you take Mr. Kaspersky up on his offer. Let me tell you why, so theres no disillusionment. I view Mr. Kaspersky as a ‘security researcher’ nothing more, nothing less someone who has managed a business and one of the values we hold up as Americans is the ‘right to face ones accuser’ while the Senate is no formal ‘court of law’ as such, it gives the man a reasonable chance to explain himself, and his companies position on an issues which may have or may be of interest. This is what we call a ‘spirit of fairness’ I’m sure that needs no explanation. He may also have some insight, if provided with materials(as appropriate) in to the actions of the actors in “APT 28” which is of such interest to so many.. it gives a different point of view, a contrast if you will to the “crowdstrike” report. Which may indeed prove crucial in some yet unforseen way going forward.

Moving on a little, to Mr. Trumps interview last night. I watched as Fox attempted to take the conservative/ general republican position. I watched as Ms. Maddow and @Lawrence (I believe thats the correct @) presented what amounted to an attempt to prosecute a case in the court of public opinion(I really do enjoy Ms. Maddows work, believe she’s a good reporter however, very vested in the Trump – Russia story).

Finally the dial landed on @CNN the were going on about how upset (Im paraphrasing from memory here) the ‘White House’ was that ‘Russia has tricked them’


Dear Goddess, honestly? Okay let me tell you what I know. At the end of the day we are all human and foul-able. My thoughts on this however are, frankly, I see no deception. The meetings were planned and announced, I assume security at the White House did their job(and I know they have bug sweeping tools they can clear any room, including the oval office) so what I can only assume I am seeing is a bit of professional jealousy on the part of the American media that the Russians had a bunch of pictures to put out and they did not immediately. Honestly here folks, I put more thought in to the proverbial ‘chess board’ then most because I like to think.

Russia did not ‘trick’ the white house, one must I think view them as one who will always sit across the chess board. At the beginning of any game the sides are evenly matched but every day for my sake I reset the chess board mentally speaking. In doing so, I can sit down and attempt to apply the benefit of hindsight of the past days events to those currently playing out.

As I have stated many times, I love my country. I would be fool to think, as would most anyone that I am the only person in the world to feel this way about where they lived, where they were born, etc. Thusly is the way I view Mr. Putin, I have never met the man, to my knowledge we have never had a direct conversation but I believe on some level I understand him, perhaps this is just speculation on my part but if so, so be it, my blog, I’m entitled to a little.. Three days before his appearance at the Hockey event, I got a proverbial ‘heads up’ that something involving hockey would be involved somehow in the coming days. I will not go in to the when how where when and why in public, though Ill answer any questions my Gov has because its not something that I believe is any kind of secret and I dont have any intent to hide anything from them.

I am going to probably write two bits today as there is more to cover, however this all seemed pressing. Going forward, my Countrymen(and women) I will never suggest that we should not remember history. That the events of ‘Nixon’ should never be discussed but as I have illustrated here we believe in ‘innocent until proven guilty’, and as Mr. Trump is in FACT not Mr. Nixon it is unfair to try him in a court of public opinion no matter which side of the isle you sit on. Report the facts, offer your opinions by all means but I ask you(and remember, as I write this, I did not even vote for the man.. perhaps a mistake in hindsight.. i dont know..) remember that this man IS in fact(seemingly somewhat to even his surprise at times if his on camera bit the other day at the WH is any indication) our President. He sits as Commander in chief and what ever role we need him to sit in as not only a leader, but a servant of the people. He deserves the chance to tell his side of the story and if he and his communications staff have some work to do.. give them time to do it. I do not yet know what kind of President this man will be, but I do know he deserves the respect of the person who holds the office for as long as he holds it.




P.S. I am CC’ing this to Mr. Rubio and the Indiana reps as it involves topics that maybe of interest to them (Fair notice)



Let me now find eloquence where words flowed quickly in passion of treading on history’s pages


Some 4 hours ago, I sat back in my little self proclaimed fort / cave / what have you and listened to a ‘senate intel panel hearing’ or some such.

I dont know who those people were, but I’m fairly sure they were some of the Pentagon brass. I would not expect them, in fairness to install software on a ‘secure’ system. They had not vetted this would defy logic. However, My concern here runs far deeper.

We have so many in our press, in our public, especially in light of recent events with The President, and Mr. Comey.. worried about the 2016 election. They prattle on and on about it. For my part as far as APT 28 goes, I have maintained an objective skepticism. When I see the server logs, code snips etc then and only then will I offer an informed opinion on the topic of APT 28.

As to the matter of ‘Did Russia influence the 2016 election with ‘propaganda’? The truth of it, I don’t know. I believe one could make such a case or try to, but when ones goes to sit down to such a task they must ask themselves, in my humble opinion, how far our own press influences events on other shores and where in do we find the balance of right and wrong? Epic questions.. probably best left for wiser souls on other days.

I return to the matter of @Kaspersky because this, is what troubles me.

When it comes to their software, I bought it not based on what company made it, or where that company was based but rather because in my informed opinion it was the best option available at the time.

We have this story from @ABC

“Russian firm under FBI scrutiny offers to help any federal investigation”

I wonder, if the proverbial shoe were on the other foot, and the company were Symantec (or pick an AV company) under suspicion by Russia.. how many people would have different feelings on the topic.


I do not wish to draw any parallels between myself and Mr. Hanks, or his character in this movie, but this movie plot, illustrated a point. A lesson we can choose to take from history, and one that fuels the passionate words I found earlier, that I now work to try to put in to a more presentable form.

We profess to believe deeply in democracy, we profess that this is the founding core of our republic. Yet we would not grant those we would consider an adversary  the benefit of ‘innocent until proven guilty’ promised us as one of our cherished freedoms?

As I alluded to above,  I do not know all the ‘facts on the 2016 elections’ but let us not muddle about, and profess everyone and every company from a country guilty of being ‘against us’ in some ‘us vs. them’ nightmare reliving of the cold war. Simply because they speak a different language or we have some preconceived notion of guilt.

In truth, and in closing, either what we believe here is just and good and true for all men(and women) or it is not so, and as a woman who loves her country, I finally at the end of the day, refuse the accept that. 🇺🇸

I believe that we will survive, not in spite of our values, but because of them and if they shine as a light unto the world then long may that light burn for all who would seek it.


I dont know how many people read these… but…

I am aware, of the ‘bubble’ created by the media surrounding places like New York, and DC. If you’re reading this, perhaps its time to peek outside the bubble and have a look at some thoughts from what some in Congress refer to as “fly over country” because believe it or not there are some thoughts that don’t exist along the coasts.

I paid a visit to the local grocery store last night and one of the headlines(Yes, I realize this is wonderful for selling papers) was World War 3. I take care of my business in the local small town this morning, come home and again get an almost step-by-step guide courtesy of Sputnik on twitter “How Donald Trump could start World War 3”.

I again find myself sitting here asking, as perhaps the only adult in the room(Goddess I hope not) why this is such a fascination with people. Lets flash back for a moment, to World War 1. Okay, this is pre-Nuclear weapons warfare. How many people died again?

(I dont have the figures off the top of my head) A lot, okay, a friggin lot. Then we move down the historical road a bit to world war two. Again, how many people died? Once again, we’ll just go with ‘a lot’ whats more, it was billed as a ‘war to end all wars’ well, that didn’t work out so great. We had Korea 1, and Vietnam, not to mention the Gulf wars, Afghanistan, etc.

I made a comment after seeing Mr. Putin/Russia and RT(Russia today) talking about Venezuela and how he was not wasting a diplomatic opportunity because even though I have friends in Venezuela, between Mr. Putin and Mr. Assad. I have felt my hands rather tied in so much as retweeting my friends down there as I am an American and haven’t wanted to be seen as interfering.

Yet, Had the cards been played well by others in the ‘resistance’ in Venezuela, they would have had at least one night of peaceful streets, because ‘through the grapevine’ of the underground down there I had caught wind of Mr. Maduros promise to hold some elections if the people would ‘be cool’ (that meant keep the streets calm to say the least). Now I shared this information quietly with two of my friends in a discreet way and its not long before one of the is going on about ‘A Navy Seal followed me’. Okay so I learned something, some of my associates down there don’t handle discreet well.

Lesson learned, and point taken. However, this shows me, that if the right messages were filtered through the right channels that hope of change there does exist in a peaceful fashion its a matter of timing and ‘who do I trust'(Thats a damned short list by the way.)

I do Not fault, Mr. Putin for taking advantage of a diplomatic opportunity, it was one I was not in a position to act of as Mr. Maduro has been screaming about ‘American intervention’ when the truth is, I have done VERY little to intervene short of retweeting what others in the country have already said mostly with the intent of helping them get elections, food, medicine and other such things,

It has ALSO come to my attention Mr. Assad has decided to weigh in on these issues. Claiming ‘the west wants to rule the world’ or some other such tripe. Mr. Assad,I am making every attempt to be respectful and refrain from weighing in on the chemical weapons issues in your country. Instead of throwing the weight of my voice behind opinion against you where others have called for your removal or trials for events which have unfolded. Instead choosing to leave these matters in the hands of the United Nations who are far better equipped to weigh and measure such things. This is NOTHING but a courtesy on my part. In return, I would ask, please, that you refrain from addressing the issue of Venezuela. Consider it ‘Nexys core interest’ as I have previously stated I have friends there and that carries a great deal weight.

I have previously addressed the Issues of ‘Crimea and Ukraine’ I have stated my views on this. I do not feel I need to rehash it, and if Mr. Putin or the Russians wish to discuss it further well, let us just say that I do keep an eye on the news.(I still want a crimea burger darnit.. also, if you make it to Chicago.. a place called ‘Kumas’ has a world class sandwich you may wish to try it).

Finally that brings up to perhaps the most pressing topic.. North Korea

I have illustrated both on @Nexykat(on twitter) and other places that The North Koreans are not responding to our words, they are responding to our deeds. Right up to the submarine we christened when they threatened to sink a submarine.

The more prov-active our stance, in deeds the more they dial up their rhetoric. Theres going to come a time when they do not just respond with words and this planned “Minute man 3” launch maybe just the excuse they are waiting for to launch that next nuclear test everyone has been wetting themselves over. I Am NOT any branch of Christian or Catholic, religion doesn’t enter in to this other then the fact that I hold this belief that life is a precious thing so, if you want a way out of this rabbit hole. I am writing you one. Now I’m not a general, I’m not an Admiral but these people have grown up in military tradition they are prepared to fight. They thing about it, they plan for it it is what they do it is in their blood. What I am am doing is the opposite in this case. I am literally writing you a way NOT to fight. A fight that would cost millions if not BILLIONS of lives. That said, with all due respect to all involved. I NEED you to hear this, PLEASE CFB.

The way out here, is you cancel that minute man three launch. I dont care whether you weather, technical issues, or divine intervention.


Then You take that lovly American Carrier group, which has been so well advertised and reposition it away from the Koreas. Idc if you move it to Japan, Australian, Midway Island.. I Dont CARE. If they are matching us ‘move for move’ which has been the exact pattern up to this point this gives us much needed breathing room and cuts the cor4d of tension which has been irresponsibly built up.

I’ll go on solving the worlds problems tomorrow..but after this, I think I deserve a break.

Good Luck.


‘The Excellence of Execution’




[#opinion][UN-censored] Feeling brutally honest? Great, me too…

I woke up early this morning, not all together unheard of but it has had some unexpected results. One of which was an unplanned nap this afternoon which resulted in some other folks apparently feeling extra honest. Then, in light of this, I believe I will be candid while at the same time trying to walk a line of being respectful.


If I do not succeed in this, please do recall, I am indeed only human.

I said some time ago, and I literally mean years here that I believed Mr. Putin would like to have the Ukraine. This is supported by something I saw earlier:



What I did not appreciate when I had that idea, was the view the Russians(or Soviets if you prefer) perspective on history. I’ve sat back for awhile and refrained on purpose from any comment on the Ukraine situation incl. Crimea because 1) Not my place

2) The Russians make the Crimea burger look good 🙂

and 3) Probably most important attaining perspective takes time.

Now I am perfectly willing to not delve too deeply in to the topic, but what I would suggest is we take the view of Ukraine as if it were Germany before the wall fell. The Soviets/Russians would not have let the ‘allies’ march in to east Germany, and the ‘allies’ would not let the Russians/Soviets march west. While there is no ‘wall’ dividing the Ukraine in such a matter, with global affairs being what they are I would strongly advise that the status quo be maintained in this area.

What the hell gives me the right to make such a suggestion?


When I turn on my t.v. on a daily basis I have some damned fool or another talking about ‘nuclear war’. Right now the talking heads are somewhat distracted by this ‘Trumps 100 days thing’ which yay much better topic but still the fact is the world leaders have decided, apparently to dance madly on the head of a pin.

What else do I see?

As I stated last night I believe it was, I DO believe the Chinese are proverbially ‘bending over backwards’ to be helpful with the NoKo(North Korea) issue. This is appreciated, but the mindful kitty takes note of something else. The “Special Relationship” which appears to exist between China and Russia.h8EtNS

There have been other posts as well, indicating the relationship is at and I believe this is a direct quote “an all time high”. From a big picture point of view this makes sense and as long as NATO is intact, it seems that the two should counterbalance each other. All together then, no big issues as long as no one goes testing national borders.

Which brings me to the ever sticky topic of North Korea in earnest. We’re all being honest here right? Thats how discussion goes we give our points of view and then see where theres common ground.. This whole North Korea thing could be over in about a minute. The drama is pushing nerves to the limits and somewhere sometime someone is going to do or say the wrong thing and then theres a hot damn mess and people are dead. Even if Kim Jong Un used a nuclear weapon, we wouldnt have to use a nuclear reply. Lets face it, we could create a crater with conventional weapons  especially if he did a pearl harbor style unprovoked attack. No one in the world is going to say “Yes, we know he nuked you but you cant respond” Its beyond comprehension.

I find it interesting that two of his recent weapons tests have failed. Now after all the successful tests he’s had in the past of various hardware, you’re going to tell me he can’t launch a short range missile? I wont suggest what I’m thinking on this but I have theories.

I am a wiccan(tree hugger/pagan/witch/whatever) but recently I found myself agreeing with this guy:



Okay, this is SERIOUSLY like the bottom line. I dont give a .. darn… whether you do arbitrated talked between the US and NK with a Swiss arbiter or if you do some modified 6 party talks thing as Mr. Putin suggested but this middle of the pacific pissing contest needs to end.

I had panic attacks for years, they are no where near what they used to be and the ONLY theory I have left is our creator no matter how you choose to view that being put me through those days that I would have the nerves and strength of will for the days which seem to be upon me. That I could think and react clearly with thought and be a voice of sanity when so many others were quick to try to unleash to dogs of war. Let me tell you, first one to reach for the dog leash instead of the muzzle is going to get their proverbial hand slapped. Now I’m over it, play nice and stop making me be the …darned adult in the room..


Which brings me to Mr. Snowden. I have previously tried to give him the benefit of the doubt because he’s been a rather popular figure.. but..that doubt has now been brought to a reality:bswLlC

So.. ‘Comrade Snowden’ are you pleased w/ yourself?

I have purposely refrained from comment on Syria, even though Mr. Assad has seen fit to involve discussion of #Venezuela where I have friends I will continue to refrain from any comment out of respect for “Casper”.

Also, I am pleased to see this:


IF it is true… 6 years is a long time for a war.. and its my feeling those people deserve some peace.

More later… don’t disappoint me folks, I still hold out hope for humanity.