trials of a troll trying to get by in a world messed up by humankind [ I'M AT UTC -5]

Thursday, May 18, 2017

  I got to thinking today, not always a good thing, but hay........Hilary and i were born in the same year, she's a couple of months older and the Donald was born in '46.........so both are about my age, so i think i can say this without being accused of 'Ageism'........but they and I are too dang old to be the POTUS.......and maybe he's in better shape then I am, because one of us is, that is POTUS  and I don't mean physically...the stress of the job may result in the physical but it's prime direction is the mental stress.....
  We have a law that says you must be at least 35 years old, a few other requirements which don't have a bearing on my point here......don't get me wrong I'm not saying that a man or woman my age should not be allowed to run for POTUS.......but maybe a medical exam, by that I'm mean a total exam.......bring in Freud....or the modern equivalent........of course on the other hand, is it one of those things where anyone who wants the job probably shouldn't  be considered for the job.....
 I realize that none of this is ever going to be considered, but then i don't expect that very few people will listen to me, but listen to yourselves..sometimes I think we would be better off just selecting our POTUS by Lottery.......
  Okay, now your saying in you minds that I'm too old to have an opinion, I'm using my own physical condition, my mental state, the fact that I sometimes forget what i had for breakfast, and my age to say what I've said above...... now that may be construed as Ageism..... 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

  A random post on Facebook made me think of two of the crazy events in my life.......that is being awaken earlier then i wanted....now depending on the normal day i needed to be in the plant by 7 Am +/-.......on this day a moderately busy day was 7 Am......but the W was always up by 5 Am +/-...our D had a lot to do with that, just a rug rat at the time.....but my W would channel surf between local news and CNN.....at the time just straight news, no commentary.....it was one side or another of 6 Am.......she awoke me......you need to see the news on CNN.........it relayed the fact that a reactor in Seadrift  Texas, had up, on a Union Carbide Plant.....( please note not a nuclear reactor but one that makes plastic)......my first call was to our Union Carbide rep.......who lived in NJ....my question was  "Was it our reactor" (aka the one that produces our material)...she was already up...and replied "my best information is yes".........i will delete my response..... the next call i made was to our purchasing agent....have you see CNN.....the response was no..........i filled her in....i need you as soon as you can get here....they can't tell me how long.......her response was i need to call my babysitter but I'll be at the plant about 45 minutes......anyways we spent most of the day running down every available pound of material we could get are hands on........to make a long story shorter, we were 12 hours from having to shut down the plant when the first load of new material arrived.....
 There is another story, I could tell, but maybe I'll save that for another time
 

  This has been one of those days, my left foot has been talking to me all day and what it has been saying is not repeatable here, but as the day has progressed it has quite shouting and now just an occasional whisper........fortunately i had no need to walk for needs, but it is something that i deal with from time to time, and I can't complain because  the damage that was done many years ago was for the most part self inflicted, years of sport and then several years working on a shipping dock, so many events that I've lost count, along time ago......

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

  For those who haven't figured it out yet, I will be 70 my next birthday, and i live in a hotel, as i don't drive anymore, and believe me you won't want to encounter me behind the wheel of a car, especially at night, severely nearsighted and night vision basically gone, but i live where all of my normal needs are a 10 minute or less walk away.......even my Doc is two lights east and up a hill...( oh bye the bye I'm on my own dime........don't ask but it was all legal)
  My education is in Bible/Theology?Philosophy/and 3 ancient languages......but I'm also pretty good in history, math and science, and a poet......and have an exceptional reading rate (aka words per minute)
  If you look on the left under 'Articles Gleaned from the Net' you will find some articles on Autism, the one deals with a review of the introduction to "Sesame Street" of an autistic Muppet named Julia......well worth the read
  

Monday, May 15, 2017

It's been a weird day, felt a tad unwell last night so laid down around 7:30 Pm, and with a few brief interruptions, rolled out of bed about 9:30 Am this morning, and felt well like i was in a fog......but after a couple of hours was feeling pretty good, took a short walk to pick up a few things, had an extended conversation with someone I've never met before, but that's definitely not the first time, and i hope not the last.
 Was kicking around YouTube, and discovered an English copy of "The Twelve Tasks of Asterix" and spent some time watching same, ( have added a link on the right under cartoons)