Friday, July 31, 2015

20 in a theme play list

1 David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
2 Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side
3 The Kinks - Lola
4 Aerosmith - Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
5 The Killers - Somebody Told Me
6 Antony & The Johnsons - For Today I Am A Boy
7 Blur - Girls and Boys
8 Garbage - Cherry Lips
9 Of Montreal - Tim I Wish You Were Born A Girl
10 The Beatles - Polythene Pam
11 White Town - Your Woman
12 Green Day - King For A Day
13 Discovery feat. Deradoorian - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
14 Prince - If i was your girlfriend
15 Against Me - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
16 Rocky Horror Picture Show - Sweet Transvestite
17 Chris Brown - Look At Me Now
18 The Knocks - Midnight City
19 Cat Power - Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
20 Cyndi Lauper – When You Were Mine

Saturday, July 25, 2015

We Choose How We React

The self same person who posted this on his wall went off and off about how it's offensive to have someone say "I'll pray for you". The theory here being that it's a useless act and you are doing nothing to help the person. Since when is compassion a useless act? You are showing your concern for the person at a time when you can't actually do anything for them. Who would not say a comforting word or encouragement to a child fighting cancer for example? You are not actually doing anything to "help them", so it must then be a useless act and you should just let the child suffer alone with his or her fears. That would be if you followed this persons logic.

The fact is, those with no religion follow two camps. The non believers and the atheists. A no believer will just smile and say "no thanks" when you offer a prayer. The atheist on the other hand will take the opportunity to become over the top butt-hurt over it all and freak the hell out on your ass. It is amazing that people who spend most of their time posting stuff on their timeline about how "stupid religion is", are so easy to offend. But yet they are. This is not uncommon though, most people who are ready to shout it from the mountain top how wrong the rest of the world is, are offended at any sign that you do not follow their path to the letter.

This same person took my words in a friends post and twisted what I was saying. Literally he was saying I said something I did not say and claimed "I am sure you think your right". LOL - the only one claiming to have the answers in this thread was this fellow and no one else. I was not thinking and for some reason though, "maybe he just did not understand". So I explained it in a different manner. Well then out came the long rant about how I can't understand what it is to be offended. After all, being disabled for 16 years of my life and being 427 lbs - I can't possibly have ever been offended by what someone said to me.

The thing is, I chose to react differently. I don't do off and rant and rail about how offensive the comment about how fat I am is. I don't go off on people who constantly seem to need to ask me "what do you do for a living?" Instead I just quietly know that they don't understand and I move on. We do not need to be forced into the world of conformity that this group would have us follow. What we do need is compassion for all people. We also need to realize that others don't think like we do and will follow a belief system or not depending on their choices. For me there is a God out there, but I do NOT desire to beat anyone over the head with what I think. I also am certain in my mind that you do not need to follow a God of any kind to move on to the next life. To me it's all good and I celebrate how different most people I know are from me. I don't want them to become like me. I want them to enrich my life and they do.

Peace, Love and Happiness - Dave.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Peace, Love and Rainbows

Friend was like "Pride should be abut gay men only"... HA... They he was like "These femmie guys and drag queens don't represent someone like me"... Sigh... For some reason he thinks that it's a different struggle for Trans people, drag queens, lesbians and queer identified people. I get the impression he feels slighted somehow that there are so many groups under the rainbow. Not to mention he is literally Transphobic. He does not think it's real. Then again he does not accept that I am bisexual or bigender. Tell me why I have spent over 90% of my life hanging out with this guy? Man if he lives to be 90 he is going to be the most bitter human on the planet. Ever year just after his birthday he gets a little worse. Hell, he even went off on married gay men not "representing him"... Feel the rainbow man. Then again he seems to only be attracted to guys less than 1/2 his age and they won't even look at him. Oh well... All I can do if smile and know how off his head he is I guess. I don't want to just toss him off after 43 years...

Peace, Love and Rainbows - Dave :)

The Person Who Hates

It is a common thread among angry people that they externalize the hate for themselves. It is all but unheard of that people of violent thinking and actions like themselves. Only a pure sociopath will harm with no self anger. In their case it's a release and nothing more. Like masturbation for a normal person. In any event they are all people who can not function on a normal level in any respect. The mind is preoccupied by their desire to do harm. For the vast majority of people who are driven by hate, they are too scared to act in any real manner. Instead the hide in the shadows or in large numbers of people who think they have a cause. The reality is the so called cause is a way to hide the loathing of the self and place it on others. Only a small number will ever do more than yell, rant, rave or leave comments on social media. These are the true threat to society. The ones who can not be saved and need to be taken from society in one manner or the other. If you encounter 90% of these people in real life, they will literally cower and walk away or they will pretend to be friendly. Then they will go to the privacy of their own home and act out the fantasy of harming others in some manner. For the majority this is the internet. Forums, Facebook, YouTube and the like. The hide behind a fake profile picture and a made up name. Most of them think that the user name is witty and will impress people. The reality is, most will never even notice the name and just block them and more on. They will keep this activity up for the rest of their lives unless they find a way to deal with the reason they hate part of themselves. Most of this is just a temporary thing that young people who feel inadequate go threw and they grow out of it.

The small number who carry on past the age of 25 or so have little hope of ever finding inner peace. When they are reminded of the reason the hate themselves, they will act out in an anti-social manner. Most of the youth in this boat literally want validation threw attention. The ones who are older seek to feel good by harming others. This leaves them with more self hate and they feel empty and unsatisfied after the act of lashing out. They will often fixate on other people who are like them but can function in society and be happy about themselves. To be the target of such hate is to be latched onto by someone who is almost exactly as you are. Those who hate the disabled most often think they are dysfunctional in some manner and society does not help them like they help the disabled. Those that hate the LGBTQ community are most often part of it and can not accept that reality. Those that hate children are often in fear of committing to such a thing as being a parent. Those men that hate women are often people who inwardly desire to be one and find this to be wrong some how. The list goes on and on.

There are also a few that will hate all parts of their lives and they often will latch onto a group or individual and blame them for their total failing at life. A typical person who shows a lot of hate will be someone who is underemployed or unemployed. They did not do well in school or sports. They may not even know how to drive a car at an older age. They tend to spend all their money on impulse and are often in debt in some way. They are alone and will stay this way as they think no one can love them. The reality is they often have pushed away many people who loved them in their lives, not realizing what love actually is - as it triggers feelings of self pity and hate for themselves.

Do not be offended if you encounter these people online and do not fear them. They will never be a threat to you or they would literally not be showing their anger online. Feel sorry for them as they are the lowest of the low in our modern and free society. They will often be people who drink a lot of use drugs to escape their minds. So know they are to be pitied and not feared or reacted to. The best thing to do is to just keep blocking and moving on.

Hugs, Peace and Love - Dave.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dave's Up Till 4 am Play List

1 Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin
2 Collide - White Rabbit
3 Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale
4 Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
5 Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
6 George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
7 Cat Stevens - Morning has Broken
8 John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
9 Don McLean - American Pie
10 Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
11 Dr. Hook - Freakin' at the Freaker's Ball
12 David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
13 The Kinks - Lola
14 Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side
15 Mungo Jerry - In the summertime
16 Ram Jam - Black Betty
17 Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild
18 The Troggs - Wild Thing
19 Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
20 Cream - White Room
21 Tommy Tutone - Jenny
22 Night Ranger - Sister Christian
23 Journey - Faithfully
24 Styx - Renegade
25 Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
26 Kansas - Dust in the Wind
27 Billy Joel - Piano Man
28 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
29 John Lennon - Imagine
30 Louis Armstrong - What a wonderful world
31 Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the Rainbow
32 Bob Marley - Don't worry be Happy
33 Derek and the Dominos - Layla
34 Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings
35 Toto - Africa
36 Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
37 Slade - Run Runaway
38 Autograph - Turn up the Radio
39 Beatles- Eleanor Rigby
40 The Daniel Caine Orchestra - Barney Miller Theme
41 The Daniel Caine Orchestra - Hill Street Blues Theme
42 Johnny Mandel and Mike Altman - Suicide Is Painless
43 Don McLean- American Pie
44 Don McLean - Vincent (Starry Starry Night)
45 Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee
46 Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
47 Primus - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
48 Jerry Reed - East Bound and Down
49 Commander Cody - Hot Rod Lincoln
50 Beach Boys - Little Deuce Coupe
51 Robert Mitchum - The Ballad of Thunder Road
52 Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
53 Bob Dylan - Man Of Constant Sorrow
54 The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
55 Jay Siegel's Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Would like to have listened to more - but I am falling off my chair tired...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Become Change

Are we these small creatures lost in a vast ocean of living breathing beings important? Do we make a difference at all? Yes.

When we interact with others we change their lives. Sometimes in small ways and other times in very large ways. To smile and say hallo can save a person from ending their lives. The same is true to just listen to someone and to tell them they are loved. In the same light but on the opposite side of the coin, Scowling at someone can be the straw they breaks the camel’s back. A sting of words or telling them you have no time for them can end their existence.

Every small thing we do changes us. Then we spread that change to others. By the force of will we can change who we are. The worst of men, given no defect of mind, can bring himself to be more than he is. We can become more than we are capable of. How? Threw others. An idea or a concept can alter the very fabric of humanity. When the first primitive man decided to take a rock to another, the world was plunged into war eternal. Likewise the first time someone stepped in to help humanity was bettered forever.

Decide to be kind and the world is improved that little bit. You are kind to a person and they are kind in turn to another and so on. Next thing you know a person who can change how we think steps from the edge of the abyss and becomes more. This all started with you waking up and deciding to be friendly today.

Wars start with a single action, a single mind deciding to hate or be lustful with greed. A man sits alone with his idea that he has been wronged long enough and all of the world is at war. Don’t laugh, it has happened and may again if we let it. Hitler started with this same idea of being wronged. All that hate think they are wronged in some manner. The fight against the world for that wrong. A boy slips and is taunted. Later he is a man who hates those who laughed at him and he starts a fire and kills a family. The hate grows like a cancer in those that survived. But it can be stopped by the sure force of will to forgive those who have wronged us and to move on to better things.

Those who have changed the world for the better where always inspired by someone to go past the limits of their so called life. The inspired others, some in small ways like a ripple on a reflecting pool. Others like a wave on the ocean that effects change in other positive ways. We have the choice to improve or destroy. We all matter more than we will ever know. We will never see it, but we all change the world every day of our lives.

We as a people can chose to build a better place or we can chose to create hell. Further yet we can be compliant and let others chose for us. Action is always needed. The powers of the world yield to the voice of its people. If they do not there will sooner or later be hell to pay. Don’t let those with the money be those with the power. Take it for the better of mankind. Chose to be one who changes for good. If they stand in your way fight the power. Good can overcome evil. There will always be hate, greed and anger. But we can keep it to small pockets that can never spread, because we won’t let it pass our door.

Move for change not only for us, but all creatures. Make this a world worth living once again. Be in peace with those around you. Spread the love because you can. Let go of the anger and the greed. Be one with all. For we are linked and always will be. Our future is in everyone’s hands. It is an illusion that we must follow those who lead. The reality is we must all lead.

Peace - Dave

3 X 11 Play List

1 The Beatles - Let It Be
2 The Beatles - Yesterday
3 The Beatles - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
4 The Beatles- Here Comes The Sun
5 The Beatles - With A Little Help From My Friends
6 The Beatles - Dear Prudence
7 The Beatles - Blackbird
8 The Beatles - Across the Universe
9 The Beatles - The Fool On The Hill
10 The Beatles-Hello Goodbye
11 The Beatles - Get Back
12 Rational Youth - No More & No Less
13 Rational Youth - City of Night
14 Rational Youth - Dancing on the Berlin Wall
15 Rational Youth - Holiday in Bangkok
16 Rational Youth - In Your Eyes
17 Rational Youth - Close To Nature
18 Rational Youth - I Want To See The Light
19 Rational Youth - Coboloid Race
20 Rational Youth - The Man In Grey
21 Rational Youth - Saturdays In Silesia
22 Rational Youth - Money And Blood
23 Eisenfunk - Skudrinka
24 Eisenfunk - Campergluck
25 Eisenfunk - Pong
26 Eisenfunk - Pentafunk
27 Eisenfunk - Super Space Invaders
28 Eisenfunk - Werbepause
29 Eisenfunk - Atomic Bomd
30 Eisenfunk - Duck and Cover
31 Eisenfunk - Medieval Bit
32 Eisenfunk - Paranoid
33 Eisenfunk - Hymn

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

An Afternoon With Pusheen The Cat

 Pusheen has a coffee and watches YouTube. She is checking her feed here.
 Then she watched Equuis on DVD thanks to Max :)
 Next a well deserved nap on Dave's bed.
Now on top of the fridge to survey her territory.

Fix Windows 8.1 Internet Connection Problem

Run command prompt as administrator then do the following:

Enter command: ipconfig /flushdns

Enter command: netsh winsock reset

Restart the computer.

This should fix it. There are a number of updates that seem to cause this problem for many people. For some reason there has not been a fix sent out. You will either be using the net and then it just won't load a web page, or you won't be able to open a page from the start. For some reason streaming services will not be interrupted most of the time. Also you can ping and IP so it is NOT the modem, it's the PC. Do not know if it's happening on Phones or Tablets but many PC's have had the problem. In one case I read about, 3 out of 5 computers in an office where effected.

Peace - Dave.

Truck Roll-over In Moose Jaw

This is at the south bound exit off of Main Street North to go on the Trans-Canada Highway. There seems to be some kind of vapour coming off the truck, no idea if it's from the tank for the cab. Photos taken just before 2 PM, June 08, 2015.