A New Book!

Two days ago, I finished a new book.  It is entitled “Talking to Alexa and Being Heard!”  It is a short book (only about 11 pages) and sells on Kindle for 99 cents.  Let me say the book took more effort than may first appear.

My biggest reason for this particular book is that if you have purchased an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, you have made a significant technological purchase.  You have invested in the future.  I mean, Alexa (that’s her name) is a tremendous marvel of genius.  Being able to openly ask Alexa for things or request info is nearly priceless in my opinion.  She has become a non-living friend to me, someone I can talk to who does not judge, just responds.

There are many books on Kindle about Alexa, some promising thousands of questions to be asked.  Here was my thought on that as I wrote only 100:  If I gave you a book with 20-40 pages of solid 50 questions a page to ask, you might not even know where to start.  However, by narrowing it down to 100 questions and then letting you know that if I tell you to ask Alexa how to spell one word, you can ask her for any other word, then I have given you a lot of info in just 1 question.  This is what I have attempted.  You don’t need every single possibility pointed out to you.  Simple examples should suffice.  My book may be smaller, but it has a lot packed in it.

The link to the book is to the left of this post along the left border down a bit with the rest of my books.  Simply click and decide.  I would, of course, love to see the book being purchased, however, to me, it is more important that you know why I wrote it as I did.

Namaste,

Scott

Let’s Play Cards: I call Kings are Trump!

Did I get your attention!?  Did my title make you react?  How did you react?  Do I really want to know?

I talk to a lot of people.  Interestingly enough, many of them don’t like President Trump.  Many more do not like the way he is tossing Executive Orders around.  Let’s do a bit of discussion with these orders and all the hype.

First off, nearly every single President issues at least one executive order.  They have to; it’s practically part of the job description.  I see it as how they jump start their Presidency.  The first few days/weeks can be really tough, especially if parties are changing.  An executive order allows the President to say, “Hey! This is important to me!  Let’s look at this NOW!”  And we do…

I am trying hard not to take sides here.  I have gone on public writing record as being for President Trump.  I have also gone on record as pleading for people to start getting along and help our country instead of fighting about who should have won.  We did that enough with President Obama’s 1st term in office.

So, according to the people, President Trump is overusing his powers as President in signing so many executive orders so quickly (18 orders in his first 12 days of office).  So, I looked it up…Mr. Obama signed 19 orders in his first 12 days of office…https://qz.com/899741/how-many-executive-orders-has-donald-trump-signed-compared-to-barack-obama/

Now, the picky ones out there are gonna try and tell me how much more good for us were Mr. Obama’s EOs then President Trumps.  I know that; I can hear it coming before it’s said.

So, I go to another article: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/presidential-executive-orders-donald-trump-what-are-they-constitutional-limits-congress-anti-a7554231.html.  This one doesn’t exactly tell us whose orders are best.  What it does is tell what these EOs are, how they are used, how they can be repealed, and what guidelines must be followed (oh yes, there are guidelines).

In layman’s terms (and my opinion, of course), executive orders cannot undermine the Constitution, they cannot create new laws, and they cannot order new funds from the Treasury.  A President must look at all of these and word his EOs so that they follow the rules.  The Congress (2/3 majority) can overrule an EO.  The Courts can overturn one that goes against the Constitution.  Otherwise, the President can use these EOs to strengthen his first few weeks in office and get rid of things his predecessor(s) put into place.

Our country was set up with rules and regulations.  Many people scream that Mr. Obama was trying to overthrow the Constitution with his EOs (not possible).  Now, the same is being said of President Trump (still not possible).

I see this whole thing of the last 8+ years as being a “good for the goose; good for the gander” ideal.  It was done by Mr. Obama when he was President and the Republicans screamed; now, the same basic thing is being done by President Trump and the Democrats are screaming.  What we really need to do is to grow up and accept that our country is bigger than its Presidents.  Those change every few years while our country keeps on keeping on.

I know I will, probably, be screamed at and trolled in the comments.  However, what I have tried to do is simply present a balanced idea for the use of EOs as have been done by, at least, the last two Presidents.  People are going to scream.  That is a right in this country.  I really don’t ever want to see that right overturned; however, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to be just a bit more prudent as to when and how much we do it.

Namaste,

Scott

Katrina!!!

Wonderful actress, up and coming….Scott

https://katrinaperkins.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/greatest-week/

Namaste,

Scott L Vannatter

To Calm Your Heart and Soul

I have said for a long time now that I do not follow a church as such.  I am very spiritual and believe deeply in God, but my beliefs do not, necessarily, agree with the church.  However, they do overlap.  Here, I will leave you with one such instance and may it bless you and help you through your day(s).

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

— Psalm 23:1-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Translation: 

 

 

God is my caretaker – I have everything I need.

He helps me to rest and relax and stay healthy. He keeps me calm and quiet.

He lifts my heart and soul when I have exhausted it.

He helps to guide me in the ways that are best for me and blesses me.

Even when I stray and go somewhere or do something I shouldn’t, I don’t have to ever be afraid because he never leaves my side. His guideance is always there and I can rest easy.

He gives me food and joy and happiness even when those who don’t like me or my lifestyle are right there threatening me. He lays His hands on me and I know I have everything I could ever truly need or want.

He will always be by my side as long as I live, and when I die my soul will go and be with Him for all eternity.

Scott L Vannatter – 1/18/2017 14:17

Namaste,

Scott

Free at Last?

This morning I watched “Blackish”.  Never seen the show, but Xfinity described it as being about the election and what Black people thought.  I decided to see.  It was a good show.   You had to watch it all or you might get the wrong idea.

I have caught some backlash from my vote and my voice.  I am tired of arguing.  The election is over and we now get to deal with what happened, AS A COUNTRY.  There were hollers and screams when Obama won his first election.  There was a lot of disbelief when he was reelected.  We survived all of that.  It would be nice to survive all of this.

I live in a part of the US where the results are divided enough that I don’t get violent opposition around me, either way.  I am not saying that’s necessarily good; it just is.  So, I don’t hear a lot of the national screaming and yelling that seems to be overcoming the sensibility of most people.

I am not here to tell you how to feel or who to support, other than this:  please don’t get yourself involved in something violent and dangerous.  We need to unite not separate.

Here’s the episode I watched if you have Xfinity:

https://tv.xfinity.com/browse/menu/5709897291698000170/8729256406534386170

Namaste,

Scott

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