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A Visionary for Our Future

This is a serious one. It is also an hour-long TED talk. I had never been a big fan of Elon Musk. However, it was because I listened to people and not to him. This is an interview with a man I am coming to see as one of the greatest minds and best individuals in the world. He is trying his best to help us and has the funds to do it. His view of the future is fascinating…listen:

A future worth getting excited about

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A future worth getting excited about

What’s on Elon Musk’s mind? In conversation with head of TED Chris Anderson.

A Life Worth Living; One Worth Saving…

Abortion seems to be a huge issue in the political arena today, especially with our current President shoving the topic in everyone’s faces. I agree it is a volatile and important issue, but the question ultimately becomes “Who gets to choose who lives in the case of many third-trimester abortions.

My hail goes out to the wonderful man who stated on Fox how he views this topic, watch it. The two minutes will do all of us well.

It is very easy to simply turn the reigns over to the government for so many things. This current administration does not run things at all as I would like to see them run. I have stated before that I helped to vote him in as our leader and have since decided that was a poor choice (though the other side was worse, in my opinion even now).

That all being said, abortion is something that I wish, for the most part our government would stay out of. I know that is a rather simple statement and does not allow for all the people and organizations taking advantage of poor women who have gotten into situations they only know of one way to get out of. I can picture several that deserve out attention.

  1. A young college student, 18-20 yo especially, leave a high school in which the community was, for the most part, a fairly high moral environment. She gets to college (usually a large one) and is exposed to many many different aspects, legal and not-so. After a few months, she gets a bit lost in the new patterns, starts dating, and gets involved with a less-than-wonderful person (oh, it happens!). One thing leads to another and she ends up pregnant. She may have even been careful, but not so the other one. Now, he leaves her, perhaps, even leaves the college, and she is left with the matter to herself. Most likely, she wanted a baby SOME day, but not now, with college debt under her belt and no way to get a decent job yet. Add to that, poor, proud parents – and abortion is a way out, rather than trying to raise a child in a place where he/she will be poor, sick, and the mother might have really helped in her job as whatever…
  2. The second one is a reference back to the clip above. A woman intentionally gets pregnant, maybe not her first, and that child or the woman become very unhealthy in the last trimester because of the pregnancy. Is it really right to put the woman and/or the fetus through so much stress when it is likely the woman may die and leave an entire family without its mother?
  3. Illness, ignorance of the problems, there are many more reasons. You think of them or look them up.

This is not the do-all topic of objection to me, but the way it has been presented is wrong; it is unfair of our leader to put things this way – and that’s not the only thing he has done this one. This isn’t a put-down to the President; it is a wake-up call to everyone to think and think and think, then think some more – then vote, however you vote – let knowledge and true understanding fill you up as you enter the polls or vote from home.

Namaste,

Scott

Fringe*

I have been spending quite a bit of time (queue the laughter) online.  I have always done searches and so forth. Right now, I am playing games (notably “Fallout 76”) and watching Amazon Prime’s 5 seasons of “Fringe”.  Now, Fringe is a good show.  In my opinion, very good.  It is rated something like “M” for TV, it was a cable TV show (don’t remember which one) from early 2000-2012.

Basically, a division of the FBI is created.  It is called the “Fringe” division and handles the weird stuff (like “X-files”).  The 4 main members of the team are:

  1. Olivia – Blonde, FBI agent, very committed and determined.  Mostly, practical.
  2. Peter Bishop – Young genius, around Olivia’s age, pragmatic and practical, similar.
  3. Walter Bishop – Peter’s estranged father, an old genius, responsible for many inventions, loves drugs and “fringe” events.
  4.  Astid Farnsworth – youngest on team, FBI intern, helps Walter, puts up with a lot.

It is a romance-adventure-drama-suspense show.  The violence is somewhat less than “The Living Dead” (TLD) and has a lot more humor and human interaction.

It is far-fetched at points and there are spots of “yeah, right”, but all-in-all, a good show that has kept me watching through 3 seasons now.

*No animals were harmed in the making of this summary.

Namaste,

Scott

Why Did Russia Do It?

I listened to this twice in a row.  Very important.  Listen carefully for 11 min and see what you think.  I would love Comments.

How and Why Russia hacked the DNC

Namaste,

Scott L. Vannatter

No Time Like the Present

I don’t plan these posts far ahead of time.  In fact, most are thoughts in the moment combined with ongoing thoughts in my head.  This is the first time I have, actually, been afraid of the November election process.  I have gone on record stating that I voted for Trump in 2016.  I did so because I did not want Hilary in the White House (still don’t).  However, that was, I see now, an unwinnable tenet in voting.  Trump has taken four very long years out of the life of this country and stepped all over it in the name of progress and self-serving ideals.  I was happy when he was elected.  That lasted about 3-4 months when I started seeing what a Frankenstein we had elected.  This devaluation of Democracy, of United States’ social/economical values, as well as the value of the individual has continued for years now.  I have see-sawed on worry about this election.  At times, I felt Democracy and pride in our country was going to win out.  Right now, I am worried.  I still believe that all things work out in the end, but that process, I feel, could be lengthened this November.

I spent this morning catching up on the Conventions a bit.  This one speech I, particularly, enjoyed.  It held hope and elevation of people at it’s heart.  It’s less than 25 mins and I feel it could raise your hopes if you let it.

Obama’s speech 2020 

If you do nothing else, please think about how “Great” America has gotten these last few years.  Job losses, disease deaths, hopelessness, wealthy getting wealthier,…the list does not stop there.

I urge you to get out and vote to get America back on track.

Sincerely.  Namaste,

Scott

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