Saturday, February 28, 2015

Technology, Big Brother, and End of Days

One of my followers, Frank Fontaine, inspired this post.  He likes to send me articles that have to do with Big Brother, conspiracy, and The End of the World.  Although the flow of this article is a little bit choppy, it shows a continuation of New World Order conspiracy theory.  Thanks, Frank!  Leave a message.  Love to hear your thoughts and views.


1) Johnny Walker Scotch: Alyssa Bereznak of Yahoo Tech News wrote a piece about this new kind of interactive alcohol.  The bottle can text you recipes that involve itself as the main ingredient.  A gadget called thinfilm is fastened onto the bottle and has the ability to communicate with a smartphone.  The thinfilm also knows when the bottle's seal has been broken or is still new and then adjusts the texts accordingly.  The thinfilm can follow you, getting you to buy more things via social media.  A push alert can be sent when bottle is empty.  The author mentioned drones that track cell signals, but I'm pretty much lost on what that is about.  It doesn't sound like it honors the right to privacy.  This new kind of booze comes out later this year.

2) Government Taking Over Internet:  Breitbart laid out the takeover/neutrality plan two days ago.  In the nut shell, ATT, Comcast, Verizon, and other providers must act in your interest when providing you with a connection to the Internet.  What does this mean?  Were we not getting the Internet in our interest before the government rescued us from our provider?
The goal or narrative is meant to stop providers from slowing down the web or creating fast lanes on the Internet.  Supposedly, this targets certain companies from joining up in order to stream in movies/videos quicker than another company who is not part of a deal.  Cynics believe this is a money grab for new taxes and fees.  Bigger cynics believe this is the pathway to censorship and monitoring Internet users.  George Orwell was proven right AGAIN!


3) Samsung Smart TV: It has voice activation, but also records your voice.  The data is then supposedly transmitted to a third party.  BTW-some worry about SIRI, the voice command on IPhone, which has the same features as the smart TV.
4) Implants/Microchips: This is a subject that scares me to death-it's a warning written thousands of years ago in the book of Revelation.  According to the Bible, this marks the Tribulation or the time period that happens just before The End.  These implants resemble the famous "mark of the beast."  What once was thought of as part of a story line in apocalyptic fiction has become reality.  A Swedish company replaced company keys with microchips embedded into their employees's hands.  The microchips work as IDs, open doors, open elevators, and allow use of the copiers.
What new inventions are you worried about?








Sunday, February 22, 2015

Guest Blogger Elizabeth Eckhart Stops By: A look at film's portrayal of BSDM

Unconventional Romances Turn Up the Heat by Elizabeth Eckhart

If Valentine’s Day left you out in the cold, a steamy serving of Hollywood romance might be just what the doctor ordered. Why not spend the night with your favorite leading lady (or man) and indulge in something a bit erotic? 

With the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation now playing nationwide, one could argue that this is the hottest February we’ve seen in years. The books, and now the film, have opened up a whole new realm of carnal possibilities for many Americans. Perhaps it all comes down to our puritanical roots, but in today’s hyper-sexualized society we still tend to cling to our prudish conceptions of human sexuality. 

These movies do their best to “flesh out” our most intimate and inexpressible desires. Read on for list of films that are sure to challenge your own ideas of what’s hot and what’s not. 

Fifty Shades of Grey

No list of lovelorn post-Val’s Day films could forgo mentioning this controversial and captivating romance. After enjoying a weekend of record breaking sales, this cinematic adaptation of the first 50 Shades novel exposed thousands of Americans to a different breed of erotic thriller. While some in the bondage, domination and sadomasochism communities claim it’s a vanilla portrayal of real BDSM interactions, for many it represents the equivalent of dipping one’s toe into a pool of new sexual possibilities. It hasn’t been gaining very high marks in other respects, but in this case, shock comes before substance. And for fans of the books, it only makes sense to want to see Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele interact in the flesh. 

Belle de Jour
For American viewers, this 1967 French classic highlights different conceptions of sex across the cultures. Directed by Luis Bunuel and based on the novel by Joseph Kessel, the film tells the story of Séverine (played by Catherine Deneuve), a painfully chic and painfully bored housewife. Her feelings of existential malaise extend into the bedroom, where her husband fails to share her desires. After too many nights spent fantasizing about the type of sadomasochistic sex she needs, Séverine is introduced to the idea of becoming a prostitute. From there she can be found working only from 2-5 in the afternoon as a “Belle de Jour” in Madame Anais’ Parisian brothel. Surrealistic elements and wonderful acting and have made this film one of the best “French New Wave” pictures and earned it a rightful place atop many “best” lists.


The Night Porter
A classic despite its highly controversial subject matter, it was considered by some to be groundbreaking and bold while other critics, such as Roger Ebert, found it only “as nasty as it is lubricious.” This 1974 film by director Liliana Cavani takes some of the darkest remnants of human history and melds them with the darkness present in certain sadomasochistic relationships. The couple at the center of the film are Maximilian (played by Dirk Bogarde) and Lucia (Charlotte Rampling) who, by chance, run into each other thirteen years after the end of WWII. They first met when Max was an SS officer and Lucia was a prisoner in his concentration camp. Finding their undiminished passions for one another too much to resist, they resume the depraved sexual relationship that began those many years ago. Throughout the film we see flashbacks in which Max serves as both Lucia’s tormentor and protector - moments that of course include the famous scene of Lucia performing a Marlene Dietrich song dressed in a Nazi military cap and not much else. The Night Porter is not for the faint of heart nor those who consider themselves prudish, but for those who are interested, it’s stylistically fantastic.


Nymphomaniac (Vol. I & II)

Another polarizing film from the celebrated and ceaselessly controversial Lars Von Trier, it was originally released as two separate films due to time constraints (you can view the original, full length version via streaming platforms such as Netflix and DirecTV). Luckily, the editing of the film did little compromise its story, which is that of a woman’s sexual journey from adolescence to adulthood. The woman in question, Jo (played by Stacy Martin in the early years and Charlotte Gainsbourg as an adult) has an insatiable desire for sex that eventually drives her into the seedy world of underground BDSM. By the end of the film, you’ve been witness to graphic scenes of S&M, bondage, and various other acts that seem to serve as a metaphor for Jo’s wolfish desires. Others have described her “punishments” as the pain a woman endures for bearing the lustful desires of a man. Regardless, it’s a highly thought-provoking film that is bound to raise some eyebrows as well as some important questions.

While this list might not be for all of us, it serves to highlight several movies that push commonly accepted boundaries of sexual expression on film. A continued discussion on human intimacy and the nature of desire are beyond the scope of this article, but by taking one of these films tonight you can get the conversation started at home - or in the bedroom. 

Elizabeth, great post!  I suspected that E.L. James was not the first to capitalize on kinky sex.  I hope 50 Shades along with these other movies are not taken seriously.  Don't get me wrong-I believe in the privacy of consenting adults.  However, I fear women with low self-esteem might think that this is what the expectation is in today's dating realm. Thanks for stopping by.  Welcome all comments and questions!


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Conspiracy Theory: Corporate Elite Run the Media

Brian Williams is just a red herring when talking about problems with mainstream media.  A friend of mine, best-selling author George Dalton, sent me a chart that inspired this posting.  Thanks to George, you'll see a visual aid to help navigate through New World Order theory.  Censorship is a must when controlling the world.  

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and evetually they will believe it."  Adolph Hitler


Brian Williams's biggest sin (according to his boss and fans) was embellishing the story on his own.  He deviated from the script and that's what the media is-a script that is sometimes true, sometimes not true, and used as a device in advancing New World Order.  

This is a chart that George sent me.  Below is the long explanation that goes with it.
IF YOU HAD A HUNCH THE NEWS SYSTEM WAS SOMEWHAT RIGGED AND YOU COULDN'T PUT YOUR FINGER ON IT, THIS MIGHT HELP YOU SOLVE THE PUZZLE.

ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Adviser.

CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.

ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney

ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama's Deputy Press Secretary

ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama's Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood

CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton's Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.

And now you know why it is no surprise the media usually goes very easy on Obama's many errors.

Ya think there might be a little bias in the news?

A more in-depth look at "fair and unbiased" media sources:

Rupert Murdoch: He owns 70% of the newspapers in Australia, Newscorp in the U.S. and countless other media all over the world.  He is known to manipulate elections through his newspapers and Twitter.

Robert Igler: Top CEO at Disney.  He was appointed by Pres. Obama to head the Export Council commission.  He serves as a chairman on the US-China business council.  

Jeffrey Immelt: CEO of G.E.  This company shipped many jobs overseas to avoid paying taxes.  Ironically, Pres. Obama chose Immelt to lead New-Jobs government panel.  On another conspiracy front, this company has many "green" products that stand to benefit from "green" legislation. Immelt has visited the White House several times and reportedly has much influence with the Obama administration.

Sumner Redstone: Owner of National Amusement company, the parent company of Viacom.  Some speculate that he and Murdoch might join forces and merge, creating a media monopoly.

Jeffrey Bewkes: President of Time Warner.  He belonged to the Obama for Illinois committee.  He fended off Murdoch's offers to own Time Warner.

Nina Tassler: CEO of CBS,  Their logo is the all-seeing eye.  Does this sound Illuminati-ish?  

Leave a comment.  Happy Valentine's Day!












Saturday, February 7, 2015

Brian Williams: Top Lies Told to Impress Others

It ain't braggin if it's true....
Reporter Brian Williams got roasted this week for getting caught in a lie.  It wasn't a lie that one tells to get out of trouble or spare someone's feelings or even get a job promotion.  It was a lie meant to impress his audience and give him the street "cred" for the on-the-scene-reporting world.  He originally made up the tale in 2003, claiming he was shot at during the Iraq War.  He would have probably gotten away with it, but he just wouldn't let the story die by constantly referring back to the time when he was "shot down" by enemy fire.  Others who were also at the scene couldn't take it anymore and outed him.


Williams deserves to be the butt of everyone's joke for the moment, but he is not alone.  Anyone who has ever worked in a bar listens to B.S. on a daily basis.  The bull is usually comprised of near death experiences, acts of heroism, genius interventions, and multiplying wealth.  The story-teller self-portrays himself as some kind of god. It's pathetic but entertaining.  
Many argue that Brian Williams is not on a bar stool.  He is the media which is held up as the ultimate beacon of truth.  As a New World Order kind of a girl, I question the main stream media's brand of fair and unbiased facts.  Their stories are chosen to advance the agendas of their stations' owners.  Brian Williams got caught, but others will eventually be in his shoes.   

Like my bar patron analogy, all Brian Williams wanted was the respect and admiration of his colleagues and audience. Here are some others who told lies for similar reasons:

Ronald Reagan-yes him, St. Republican himself.  Personally, I am sick to death of conservatives referring to Reagan as if he walked on water back in the '80s.  Reportedly, the man was senile for half of his presidency and his wife used astrologists to help her plan out her day.  One of his most famous lies was told back in 1983.  He claimed that he was an army photographer who filmed a Nazi death camp while visiting the prime minister of Israel.  He told another version of this tale to Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal.  Reagan never left the country during World War II.  

Manti Teo, the Notre Dame football player:  This is probably my favorite of high profile lies.  I think he told the world about his fake, dead girlfriend for public sympathy and fame.  His fictional girlfriend either died in a car crash or from cancer.  It was later found that this woman did not even exist.  

Hillary Clinton:  She told a tall tale about ducking from sniper fire when she visited Bosnia in 1996 when she was the 1st Lady.  Her tall tales are few compared to other leading male politicians, but she does excel in the art of omission when asked about her marriage, Benghazi, and her feelings toward the Obama administration.

Jayson Blair: He was a former New York Times news reporter who resigned after allegations of plagiarism and fabrication.  According to Blair, he was scrutinized because of his race.

Charlie Sheen: He bragged about curing his cocaine and alcohol addiction because of his DNA that derived from Adonis and tiger blood.  He also bragged about all of the women he's been with-that might actually be true.


James Frey: He wrote Million Little Pieces.  The book was supposedly a memoir about his tough times as an alcoholic and drug addict.  He wound up on the Oprah show talking up his personal hell and how he got out of it. James was caught embellishing his past after selling millions of copies.

Geraldo Rivera: Fox journalist who supposedly had his nose broken during a skinhead tussle on his talk show during the 1980s.  This incident got him mass publicity.  Although never proven, many questioned the legitimacy of the show.  Some thought the fight was rehearsed and his broken nose was a hoax.  We'll never know.....


Barack Obama: This president, as all presidents, has been caught in many lies.  Most of his lies are made to avoid hard truths rather than bragging.  He recently bragged that his policies are turning the economy around, giving people affordable healthcare, and reducing the deficit-all of which can be argued to be false statements.  
Barack doesn't quite fit the Brian Williams profile, but many feel he has something to hide.  Many believe his Hawaiian birth certificate is a forgery and his fancy education (Columbia and then Harvard Law School) never happened.  His transcripts are "sealed" and the public has yet to see them.  Obama also claims to be a Christian for political reasons, but others believe he is a Muslim.  His "real" name is rumored to be Barry Soetaro. Who knows if any of this is true.

What is your favorite celebrity lie?  Leave a comment.



Sunday, February 1, 2015

Diet Magazine Challenge: Changing Things Up

The first week of January I began taking diets from magazine and trying them out on myself.  I had some success with the Paleo style diets which were low in carbs and sugar,  I'm still down five pounds for the month, but need to kick it in high gear.  There were birthdays and a weekend getaway (in other words-life) that detracted me from meeting my goal.  February is renewing my personal challenge.  This month I am going to start with the grapefruit diet.  The diet lasts for 12 days and the menu is as follows: 


Foods You Can Eat (link pasted)

  • Green vegetables, including bell peppers, green beans, broccoli, cucumbers, leaf spinach, lettuce, cabbage
  • Red onions
  • Radishes
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Coleslaw
  • Chili without beans
  • Hot dogs
  • Lean meats
  • Chicken
  • Bacon
  • Fish
  • Cottage cheese
  • Squash
  • Eggs
  • Regular salad dressing
  • Tuna
  • Pork chops
  • Grapefruit
  • Condiments and spices, including herbs, salt, pepper, vinegar, lemon Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, and mustard.
  • Menus (Pasted from website)

    The following suggested menus will get you started.

    Day One

    • Breakfast - Breakfast should include one cup of coffee or tea, 2 eggs or 2 slices of bacon, and ½ grapefruit.
    • Lunch - Include chicken, fish, or lean beef, salad, and one cup of coffee or tea.
    • Supper - Include broiled fish, salad, and one grapefruit.

    Day Two

    • Breakfast- Include one cup of coffee or tea (a sugar substitute is allowed when you drink coffee or tea), ½ grapefruit, 2 eggs or 2 bacon slices.
    • Lunch - Include a fruit salad and one cup of coffee.
    • Supper - Include lean beef patty (no bread) and cooked vegetables.

    Day Three

    • Breakfast - Include one cup of coffee or tea, ½ grapefruit, 2 eggs or 2 slices of bacon.
    • Lunch - Include a tuna salad and a grapefruit.
    • Supper - Include lean beef or pork chops, salad, and coffee.

    Day Four

    • Breakfast - Include one cup coffee or tea, ½ grapefruit, 2 eggs or 2 slices of bacon.
    • Lunch - Include 2 eggs, cottage cheese, squash, and cup of coffee.
    • Supper - Include lean beef or grilled or broiled chicken, spinach, and coffee.

    Day Five

    • Breakfast - Include one cup of coffee or tea, ½ grapefruit, and 2 eggs or 2 slices of bacon.
    • Lunch - Include dry cheese and spinach.
    • Supper - Include broiled fish or chicken, cooked vegetables, and coffee.
    I'll blog about success/failure of the diet before Valentine's Day. Leave a comment if you're also dieting.  Love to interview a success story.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

American Sniper: Review with Conspiracy Twist

Clint Eastwood's new flick, American Sniper, has the country buzzing with mass controversy.  The movie is based off of the book by Chris Kyle, the U.S.'s most decorated sniper.  He wrote a book about his life as the deadliest sniper with 160 kills over the course of 4 tours. Tragically,  Chris Kyle died by the gun shot of one of his own.  Once finished sniping, Kyle used his celebrity status within the military and visited veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

The story is not pro-Iraq war or demeaning to liberal views.  I'm not sure why there is any controversy.  Just a story about an American hero who had ideals only found in novels.  Chris Kyle was the kind of American that we all should aspire to be.  It's because of men and women like him that enable me and every American to have an opinion (which is more than our Western counterparts like England, France, and Germany have).  Chris was a Christian, helping others up until the day he was murdered.

My Review: As far as I'm concerned, Clint Eastwood can talk to chairs all day.  He possesses a subtle genius in movie-making that no one can touch.  This movie was a simple story about a great man's short life-nothing more and nothing less.  At times, Eastwood quietly brings up legitimate questions of the Iraq War.  One scene that took place at a funeral had the mother of the deceased read a letter questioning the point of war.  In another scene, an Iraq battle during Chris's last tour, presented the frustration of the soldiers who were assigned to protect civil engineers while building or rebuilding something for the "new" Iraqi government.  This was also the moment in the movie when Chris decided to call it quits.


Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller looked like the real Chris and Taya Kyle.  They were believable as a military couple.  Cooper was especially brilliant in the scenes with no dialogue.  His facial expressions were flawless.  Miller portrayed his wife as a likable and understanding spouse who stood by her man through it all.  Hope this movie wins all of its nominations.  Clint Eastwood should have gotten an Oscar nod for director.

Chris Kyle's killer, Eddie Routh, killed Kyle and Kyle's friend, Chad Littlefield, when taken to a gun range near Chaulk Mountain, Texas.  Reportedly, Routh had a history of mental illness with 911 calls from relatives who worried about him killing others and/or himself.  
Routh's mother approached Kyle and asked for his help regarding her son.  Routh's so-called PTSD is unclear.  Routh's trial is coming up this February. 
Maybe Kyle died in the way the mainstream media reports or maybe this was a little too nice and neat.  Other Navy Seals have also been mysteriously murdered after their military service was up. LEAVE A COMMENT!  
Some conspiracy theories are as follows: 1) Jesse Ventura had a lawsuit against Kyle-(hit on him because of lawsuit-doubtful, but one of the more popular theories). 2) Chris Kyle stepped over the line in military secrets and was getting too famous-(government hit).  3) Kyle was a huge 2nd Amendment advocate and very respectable.  He was very vocal about his pro-gun stance (an anti-gun group hit).
Eddie Routh

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Guest Writer Elizabeth Eckhart Stops By: 2015 Horror Frenzy-This Year's MUST-SEE Flicks

2015 Horror Film Frenzy

No horror movie has ever outpaced the technology of its time. Even the greats succumbed to the limitations of their eras. Think about a Halloween remade for the present, with all its special effects tuned up. 2014 films like Open Grave and Signal didn’t really hit the mark with the public, even though they ended up being entertaining to an extent. On the other hand, movies like Ouija drew in audiences to witness unspeakable acts of horror to much financial success. The year 2015 promises a solid lot of horror films for fans of every ilk. From remakes to originals, no horror film addict should go wanting this year.

A movie driven by the ever-charismatic Guillermo del Toro, this movie plays into the fear that most people have about a house with a history. An old house in an otherwise charming place turns out to have some rather unattractive characteristics. A few of the local residents also carry baggage of their own. In contrast to many recent horror flicks, this one promises a psychological and human edge.


If you have ever had a fear of doctors and seemingly random tests, this film will scare the living daylights out of you. The opening scene finds our protagonist in just such a situation, and things don’t get any less bleak. This series of films drives viewers increasingly further into a desperate hole with little hope of escape. The beginning of the movie, though, turns out to be only one step towards a resolution to the protagonist’s misfortunes that have culminated over the course of the previous films.

In the 80s, Poltergeist horrified pretty much every sentient individual with access to a little money for a theater ticket. It’s widely considered a classic and if you haven’t seen it you can stream it or watch it on demand with providers like iTunes and DirecTV. The classic plot revolves around a family that has moved into a house built over an inauspicious location without knowing it. Things start out on a slightly comical, bizarre tone, but quickly move to more threatening possibilities. The remaking of this classic ghoul thriller was created by the experienced hands of Sam Raimi, a veteran of scary movies.
 Starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, this version of the internationally known Frankenstein by Mary Shelley looks at the story, originally published in 1818, from another angle. Instead of seeing things through the monster’s eyes or those of the good doctor Frankenstein, we finally get an idea of what Igor might have thought of the situation. The postmodern take on the classic novel gives the tale a new spin.

Who doesn’t look forward to an all-out melee between humans, vampires and zombies? Kitchen Sink throws in all that and much more with an ironic wink to fans along the way. The film also plays on some of the 1980’s themes of teenagers against the system, as they remain the sole defense against the supernatural beings at large. Bob Odenkirk, from Breaking Bad and the soon-to-come Call Saul, makes an appearance in this flick.
In an odd combination of older horror themes, this Spike Lee film puts its protagonist into a tight spot. He suddenly has a desire for blood like a vampire, although he doesn’t fit the stereotypical vampire aspects. His journeys bring him through a gauntlet of all that society has to offer. On his way, he puts much of those norms into question.

In this second installment of the series, a group of kids stir up trouble with a very inhospitable resident of the Eel Marsh House. While they are not the first to face off with the specter, they would really like to be the last. The film attempts to convey some of the ways history impacts even the people who seem the most removed.


Obviously, horror depends on what we fear in our particular lives. Strangely enough, the things that scare us tend to be somewhat universal. As the horror genre evolves, it delves deeper and deeper into the areas we dread the most.


Thanks, Elizabeth!  Another great post!  Look forward to seeing these flicks.