Lilian's August 2011 Newsletter
Definition of INNOVATION = the introduction of something new
A new idea, method, or device : novelty =in·no·va·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective .
Just as I thought I could sit under my pine tree and enjoy what is suppose to be summer, a couple of things changed. The weather man called it Julebruary....Summer acted like spring, rainy and cool for many days..... in a way it was a blessing, since 2/3 of the country was under a heat dome..... I had several doctor appointments each week AND I went into one of my obsessive modes.
My daughter brought over a TV series, TREME. HBO: Treme: Homepage www.hbo.com/treme/index.html Thought I could watch it real quick before preparing for my Granddaughters wedding, it was only 13 hours long.
I was so engrossed in this wonderful story of the people in the story of the aftermath of Katrina, I wanted more. In order to see season 2. I had to sign up for HBO. After negotiating with XFINITY I was given a three month free trial offer for HBO and was able to watch another 13 hours. I marveled at the resilience of the people and realized that music is a must in people lives, it is universal. It made me remember parts of my earlier life, which is essential to my life now and again it verified that there are no coincidences in life, only stepping stones in our existence, which take us where we need to be ...physically and metaphorically.
The day of the wedding arrived. Somehow we had two weddings in the same family on the same day, so my Grandson-In Law found himself in the position to have to rotate between both weddings in two towns 30 miles apart. HE DID! It was in part because of his drives back and forward I knew that the highways were in utter disarray. I-5 was a parking lot in places due to roadwork, most of the back roads were impassable due to rerouted traffic and construction of our way too many round-abouts. I found a third alternative and allowed myself 3 hours for the 52 mile trip. The start was rather easy. About 21 miles into my travels many bicycles riders traveled SOUTH, opposite from me, heading North. I assumed this to be a temporary occurrence until I noticed some of the riders wore a sign around their neck. Numbers. About another 5-6 miles up the highway I saw a cyclist wearing the number 9,888. It was at that time I realized I was encountering at least 10,000 bikers.
When driving an RV, C-Series or larger you learn how to drive different than a "4-Wheeler"... a nickname given by truckers to drivers of cars. You become more aware, you judge your distances different and tune into your surroundings, ahead, besides and behind you. I employ the same method of driving while operating my car.
10,00 bikes on the road requires lots of "awareness". I positioned myself behind an 18-wheeler...cab only... it guaranteed me not to have bikes cutting in front of me.
Roughly 12 miles further down the road I noticed I was now the third car behind the truck and ...BAM... the car behind the truck hit and killed a bike rider. It felt like it took forever until an ambulance, fire department and the usual investigators of an accident arrived. Eventually, after questioning some of the other cyclists ...they had come to a complete stop and waited for the authorities, the police made a way for the traffic to continue on their way on the two way road.
I continued my travel and arrived at the wedding with 20 minutes to spare. Tried to put my experience into the back of my mind, yet wondered how I became the third car behind the truck. Did not remember at ANY TIME the other two cars pulling in front of me. My Grandson informed me that the Cyclists I encountered were STP, a yearly bike ride from Seattle,WA to Portland,OR in which he had been a participant the year before.
The wedding was beautiful, but I decided to leave before dark and drove home the same way I came. I returned to the last place where I remember I was behind the truck, to re-constructed where and at what point the other two cars got ahead of me. It was impossible, since there were neither side roads nor driveways, only trees.
The road had been way too crowded for anyone to pass me and I was too close to the truck for anyone to have passed... an impossible scenario... and squeezed ahead of me. I felt so bad for the man, which had lost his life and even worse for the driver of the car...which should have been me, had I remained in the same order...which killed the man. My drive home took an hour. After I got home, for several days, I searched for news about the incident, but was unable to find details.
Many strange things have been reported for some time. More often, than not, people have noticed the Moon, especially the Moon and the rest of the constellations stationed in the wrong locations. It happens for a time and appears to return to normal. We had massive solar explosions in the month of July and interferences with the magnetic, as well as the gravity field. Communication systems had problems, and power failed for no reason, in outlying areas. Because of this a friend started to research the abnormalities and found an interview with the inhabitants of the far North. It would appear distortions are also noticed by people other than Intuitives and Clairvoyants.
Lavar Burton, Geordi La Forge from Star Trek, The Next Generation shared a website with me, in which I was able to get a live feed to the Astronauts on the space station. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/launch/index.html.... not sure if the site is still operational, since the age of the space shuttles has come to an end. I felt a strange pride to have been able to take a small part...for lack of a better word, in the last mission of the Atlantis and marveled at the possibilities of achievement, which by now we take for granted.
INNOVATION: It is said there is NOTHING new under the Sun. In fact in some belief systems it is said that when something does not yet exist, the shear thought of it creates what ever we are imagining and it become reality....somewhere in the ethers.
I am a MSNBC viewer and follow other news pools on Twitter. Following an unbelievable stupid comment I made, it was pointed out to me that Laurence O'Donnell, host of Last Word, had a major hand in the writing of the 7 season series West Wing.
I managed to obtain used copies of all 7 seasons of West Wing and in my obsessive mode watched all of them, over 200 hours. Little sleep. Little of everything else!
Since the age of 10, I have been rather savvy in Political Science and pay close attention to local happenings. My show is politically and religiously neutral and my web site is not. My FB is informative and my Twitter is reliable. I thought if I could familiarize myself with people, titles and functions of the White House I could put faces on the real people working there, when they appear in news conferences and as advisors on TV shows. From the election process to Inauguration, I think West Wing covered every scenario possible occurring in the White House.
I learned what different people's jobs consisted of, who was in charge of what and what the chain of command requires.
I learned what happens behind closed doors and how different parties and agendas are "NEGOTIATED".
I learned the vocabulary used in the Press Room, straight talk, in innuendos and certain phrases to sugar coat and/or change the meaning of events, in order to force a different outcome.
I learned who decides to tell the President what is on the agenda.
I learned that many of the same issues are still in existence, except DADT and Gay marriage is finally being resolved.
I learned that I was mistaken to think Right Wing Politicians have only been unreasonable, ruthless and radical in recent years.
I learned that some people are so vicious and hateful that they rather destroy the country as a whole, than to care about the masses, I would go as far as calling it "CLASS WAR".
I learned that just because something is a law does not mean it will remain a law.
I learned that restricting freedom of speech is on the rise.
I learned that NOT EVER have Unions...the same Unions people died for to establish to help people to have a change for a better life, been pushed to the brink of non-existence.
I learned not ever has the FAA been shut down, loosing 4,000 jobs and making the major theft of about 200 million dollars per week possible for airlines, taxes not collected for FAA and not being passed on to the consumer.
I learned that it is not a job I would ever be interested in.
I was so proud of myself and wrote this great explanation of what was happening in July with the debt ceiling. On the 25th POTUS, President Obama, went on all major networks and gave an explanation to the people, which was almost identical to what I had prepared for this newsletter.
Of course I scrapped mine to avoid of being accused of plagiarism...besides it was more Presidential coming from him. This is the second time this happened. In 2009 he, the President, gave a talk on race, which I was getting ready to almost post the same story line, so I changed mine to a Global/Tribal setting. My forever researched, FIRST EVER, informative political newsletter never got off the ground.
This Crop Circle appeared in May. The picture is owned my Mark Fussell. I thought it was a pie and represented the gutting of the government budget. In my mind it is close enough.
In the predictions for 2011, I talked about an event of kicking the can down the highway and I perceived a "BURP" in the stock market.
I had posted some of mine and others thoughts on FB earlier and here are a couple of the comments made in response,
- Entitlement my ass, I PAID cash for my social security insurance!!!! Our benefits aren't some kind of charity or handout!! Congressional benefits, aka - free health care, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days, now that's welfare, and they have the nerve to call my retirement.. entitlement.
- Salary of the US President - $400,000. Salary of retired US Presidents - $180,000. Salary of House/Senate - $174,000. Salary of Speaker of House - $223,500. Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders - $193,400..........Average US Salary - $33,000 to $77,000. AVERAGE US Military SALARY.....$19,000 to $22,000!! HELLO! I think we found where the cuts should be made!
INNOVATION, now lets see:
MY TV Show: A Visit with a Person of High Strangeness airs in Prime Time. Since we do not honor "SEASONS" which allows from REPEATS, I am being discouraged to play RE-RUNS, regardless how old a show is. I have over 700 programs and I am of the assumption that something, which has aired 12 years ago will by now be forgotten, OR have never been seen by some of my new viewers. However, it was pointed out to me by the Station Director that REPEATS are not allowed. In order to accommodate some of my new viewers I took the same footage from older shows and remodeled them. Same story, told in a new outfit and copyrighted in 2011. Deceptive? Maybe, BUT I relayed the intended message AND I satisfy the requirement for my PRIME TIME PROGRAM.
What took place in American politics this month was sad and entertaining at the same time. Put MUSIC behind it and you have a serious rival for Circus Soleil. Sell tickets for $40 a head. $20 for Seniors/Students and free for children. Money problems solved!
Love and Light
Here is the interview with the Inuit People on Sun Wrong, Stars Wrong, Earth Tilting on Axis