Random thoughts for May 22!

Sometimes, you get what you wish for!

Damaged boat dockThe weather can get rather persnickety and the spring of 2017 was right in line there on the strangeness scale! Where I live, in southwest Missouri, some are calling the area the new tornado alley! Over the past three months, I’ve been hit with hail twice along with close encounters with two twisters. We’ve also had ourselves a 100 year flood! I can’t seem to remember anything like that in the twenty years , or so, that I’ve lived there! I mean, I did wish for a cool and wet spring to help us break out of a mini drought, but this year was really over the top!

Kim’s missiles!

48c1a-launch1Kim Jon-il, or whatever the leader of North Korea’s name is, seems completely obsessed with his self destruction. Call it paranoia, on his part, or perhaps the man is just a tad insane. Whatever the reason, his decision to mount nukes on top of ICBM’s has got to be one of the shortest routes to self annihilation. (So much so, that rumors have it that his top General’s are all filing for extended vacations)!

At a time when the US is making great strides politically with parts of the Middle East, his small starving nation is finding itself in poor company; namely Russia, Iran and China. The end result of which doesn’t bode well, as those three will likely not come to his aid should the shooting begin.

In my limited opinion, by far the best solution would be a coup followed by a process of reunification wit the south. It’s way past time for the rank and file North Korean to begin healing their shattered economy, get some food in their stomachs and to start to catch up with their brothers to the south!

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Call me Mr. Blue…

This song goes out to JE, my first love as a young tow headed boy!

‘The reality that separates the child, the boy, the adult and the old man
is the intensity of each persons existence!
The child lives for each moment alone.
The boy envisions moments that are yet to come.
The adult coldly calculates meaningless gains..
And, the old man? Well…
He ponders the mistakes made by those other three guys!’

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Mediacom – Seriously?

sometime_serviceI’ve been  a subscriber of Mediacom for over a decade, (only because there was not a viable alternative in my area in SW Missouri). Well, here’s the low down. After all that time – And in my opinion, the techs there are trying their best to keep everything working and afloat. The management, on the other hand, are a group crooks, losers and hairballs who would have a hard time maneuvering a shopping cart in an empty store!

I don’t say this because I’ve had only a little history with them, I say this because I’ve had tons of history with what I consider a perfect example of Left Wing gross failure that is still infecting my world. (More on that later….) Above, is a tiny portion of ping data that I’ve collected over the past few years. This information will likely be forwarded to the FCC in the form of a complaint. I don’t this to hammer any communication company, per sae. I do it, as the life of a Republic is at stake… My advice to Mediacom… go back to selling used cars.

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I plead the fifth!

thai

I rarely link this site with others of equally poor dominion, but this date I made an exception…. http://forsythkid.blogspot.com/2014/12/ok-some-thai-music-so-sue-me.html

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Death of a target, or of a Nation!

Warning – a very primitive video here! My first in 2006! I’m not sure where this rather strange video came from back in circa 2004 or thereabouts – this was an early stretch of my imagination – you see, I was just first experimenting with video back then. Anyway, watch and perhaps wonder as to my true sanity! http://youtu.be/79DF3day_kk 

A followup – Target is still with me (I think he’s out in the garage somewhere) and he’s probably doing well. I only wish I could say the same for my Country…. I feel we have all been shot in the arse! Also, as I was posting this, viral attacks were occurring all over the world and companies like Mediacom (a total crud company in my personal opinion), could no longer keep their bandwidth stable for more than a few minutes… even posting this was a real trial (see PingPlotter graphic below). For anyone who might be as ‘demented’ as I am, please follow me at https://www.facebook.com/dan.owen.75839!

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The cyber war is on!

infected

The war is on in the global cyber world! With over 250K systems now infected with the ransomware known as ‘WannaCry’  covering the world, with especially the UK now girding its loins for a tough Monday, May the 15th!

According to an article in The Telegraph, a UK publication, the threat from the cyber attack that crippled international services “will continue to grow” as people return to work on Monday, the head of Europol warned.

The virus, (which was stopped this time by a 22 year old computer genius), is anything but over. According him, ‘a further attack is likely’ and he stressed that ‘it’s very important that people patch their systems now.’ [Microsoft has a patch you can download].

The anti-hacker also stated that, “We have stopped this one, but there will be another one coming and it will not be stoppable by us.” He also admonished, “There’s a lot of money in this. There’s no reason for them to stop. It’s not really much effort for them to change the code and then start over.”

Some experts now fear this latest coordinated attack which hit over 90 countries world wide, may only be the tip of the iceberg. In many ways, the individuals responsible are not unlike ISIS. They both are on missions to destroy entire countries. One side does this for religious reasons, while the side is in it for the money. Either way, the damage they are doing could be beyond horrific.

In a rare step, Microsoft published a patch for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 8—all of them operating systems for which it no longer provides mainstream support.

Users can download and find more information about the patches in Microsoft’s blog post about Friday’s attack from the WannaCry ransomware.

Does anyone remember 911, and how surprised we all were that some simple minded people who were also radicalized could use a few planes to bring us down? Now, consider a cyber attack followed up with a strike at our electrical grid. It wouldn’t even have to be particularity effective to throw millions into a panic…. Next day, a new Dark age.

Meanwhile, we all sit staring at our TV’s, cellphones and computers like mindless lemmings…. Please forgive my misspellings and other omissions. My system has been under almost constant attack for two days now…

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James Olmos with Heaven in My Eyes!

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For whatever reason, or for no reason, I’ve always circled around this song by James Olmos. Sometimes a song, I hear, reverberates and bangs up against something deep inside me. Maybe it was even deeper than that. Maybe God was kicking me in the shins…

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