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“satire is our middle name!”
(TAKEN OFF MY FIRST BLOG,I STILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL PICTURE)
As I was perusing the likelihood of switching to Linux,I noticed something every Linux user reported;they all said,”After I switched to Linux, my computer started to run very fast.”WHY IS THAT?YES,THE ANSWER IS; WINDOWS IS SLOWING DOWN YOUR COMPUTER SPEED TO A SLOW CRAWL
NO COINCiDENCE; ALL the linux computer users saw their computer run in the Kentucky Derby –and win!I liked the idea, get a faster running computer;I had bought the very good “Linux for Dummies” that the lINUX people online recommended.It even had a CD in the back,that you could (more later..)I decided to postpone this article, as I did not have enough GIGS to put Linux ans Windows on the same computer;yes, if you want both,you can do it but you need about 3 G’S of a pc.I decided that maybe a temp trying it out,here, on my pc, would help. –at least i’d see if I liked SOME OF IT.
.I decided to keep reading the Linux book,and see how to do this;take a temp ride on Linux, even a little,to see how i liked it,the idea of a faster computer, more stable than windows, and the fact that Linux users were very creative and flexible, was something I wanted to try.
But I also had to deal with the senior thingie I had been ignoring;CHANGE. CHANGES FOR SENIORS in everything, your looks,body,even psychological changes–for the better.–and for the worse; with me,forgetting NAMES. ALL THE TIME.I was taking the help–find some thing, learn a craft,skill,system, (like Linux?) sewing, and finally, i had to adjust not only to old age, but i was not the same person.My personality was changing..
“SATIRE IS OUR MIDDLE NAME!“
(art made by local starving bad artist)
I had to laugh,watching the Disney Channel (cause I was watching the cartoon movie”The Incredables:” a favorite) cause I noticed the channel was giving kids the “you can do anything, take your future””-bullshit. Just like everyone gives you the “you can do anything in life!”-bullshit before you get out in the world, and get your nose rubbed in the mediocre society you are forced to live in. Notice this:
As usual, Carolyn and I were sitting around while I was typing my latest under-read,under-appreciated,.and not under-mediocre blog.My favorite (one of) cartoon movie,.”the Incredables” was one,while I was blogging.The little boy in the family has been forced to stay out of athletics,at school cause he is “super-fast” and the super-family genes would be exposed.(Even a retired super-hero is not allowed to go public,he has too much to fear.–or else the usual;someone with too much talent is hated.)
My usual computer problems were around;no electric keyboard,like the typewriters of old,to keep your hands in good shape.They were SUPERIOR TO WHAT WE TYPE ON NOW.-WHAT,.ARE WE GOING BACKWARDS? I used to type on one,at a job,and you barely had to touch the keys;it was incredibly light and fast,and easier on your hands.A really expert typist could type wowy words a minute;so what are we managing,as speed, on the shitty keyboards we have now?Lots of sprains,pain,and future bad bones,is the improvement we have now.–and carpal tunnel.No one talked about carpal tunnel then,it’s more common now,and not suprisingly the KEYBOARDS HAVE GONE BACKWARDS.–I tried asking about an electric keyboard for computers,I just got a shrug.
I was talking to Carolyn as I typed,about my recent foray into studying “Linux for Dummies” and saying,”I really am going to keep studying the Linux,cause Microsoft and the hardware people are reportedly (from my engineering source) making much worse hardware(the pc) and much worse SOFTWARE (MICROSOFT new Windows, reportidly from everyone I know,worse than the rotten future hardware will be!!”
“I gotta find an alternative, even if I have to get an extra computer hooked-up with Linux,cause if it is really a better, faster,more stable system,I want it.I am sick of having to go talk to “help boards”on Microsoft about the “new problems and patches,and java mistakes.and errors,and no longer has java,(or it won’t work,again) that Windows has been giving me for YEARS.–and since everyone who uses it,says Windows new is even WORSE,I need an alternative to keep from going completely crazy some day.–otherwise,I will break the bank and future computer will be an APPLE.–(like my sister,who went Apple lately)–only thing that is stopping me is the cost.” .
And, yes,typing seems to be going BACKWARDS into the stone age!!Dragon naturally speaking dictationware is not very good,and that used to be better version.—but 11 version is much worse.–and the coffee clatch says,”oh,no,the number 12 is so bad,you’ll return it to the store!”(and it costs a lot.)Imagine being forced into an even less accurate dragon!!Are we using stone axes and wearing bear skin rugs yet? Almost.God,would I like that electric typewriter again!!
But just look at “the age of Bill Gates”and think about it; here we got this wonderful magical bunch of technology,and what products do we get, to use it?Really crappy, lousy,rotten software,all the time worse, SLOW AS MOLASSES IN FEBUARY.and “what happen to the wonderful computer future of man?”–it’s gone!!It is going backwards cause of rotten Bill Gates and all his badly made software that we gotta use.–He gets filthy rich,and we just get filthy.–really fucked up.
Even the guys on the camera website,talk about it.”having to use a horrible bad software system that is all around the world,used by everyone.”–because it is a monopoly.It was used just to get really really RICH.–NOT to advance the science and technology of computer systems.I don’t care if Bill Gates gets this; he is a modern Hitler-of-technology,forcing the only system down everyone’s throat,but it is also very very BAD. BADLY MADE. IT STINKS.
COMPARE IT to this example;say, you have the whole French system of cooking and baking,and you know how they do it.The science and art is perfect.–you know from time immemorial,it is the superior way to cook and eat.–it has even been lightened,so you don’t get fat from enjoying it.
But,. WHAT KIND OF FOOD,AND WHICH COOKS does everyone get forced to use?–Say,the French restaurants can only get CANNED FOODS.–and that is what they use.They do not make their own bread,it comes from a local cheap “Wonder bread”factory.And the cooks themselves? They have not been trained in French cooking from a good school, they are army cooks right out of the army and the navy.–They do not know a single thing about French cooking,baking,and they can’t do it.–So they do it the only way they know how, out of cookbooks,, not knowing any techniques,and not realizing you have to know what some of these French terms mean–so the French cooking is very hapzard all the time, uneven,and mostly not done correctly..It’s like a bad visit to McDonalds instead.
That is the technology which we are forced into using now;instead of superb systems,that are stable,we got windows,the queen of junk.–because it is making a lot of money for someone. Our HARDWARE is from the dark ages,and getting worse;(but we do have super TELEPHONES,WITH LOTS OF FUN BUTTONS!!)HOW IS THAT helping the businesses that are forced to use real computer systems?
You got it, no help.–They are still yoked into using oxen and carts,with bad wheels–Microsoft and Windows,worse and worse. Some very independent computer people come up with Linux,but the negligible amt.of people who use it,does not make it a threat to Microsoft.–only APPLE IS A THREAT. –but not,cause they are more interested into making ipads and pods,and nice entertaining stuff. –they are not a threat.They are too expensive to be a threat.–nobody can really afford them.-
\-and everyone is herded into using Windows cause of all the programs you need–and often work. Everyone gets the very worst of the worse,and getting worser.( heh.).Apple is not a threat, and neither is Linux.Why? because basically man worships mediocrity,and forces everyone else into it.IT MAKES SOMEONE A LOT OF DOUGH!! The computer guys get filthy rich!!rich and powerful.–no matter how bad the microsoft software.and no matter how bad the future pcs–by being mediocre but monopolies, they can force you into a mediocre technology system.
No flying cars of the future; no instant anything on the computer;it still does not recognize your voice!!–you still cannot command it to do everything, like a Star Trek or “The Jetsons'” future. –and it could be that way by now.So.why is it all mediocre,and even worse keyboards than the electric? Why?
–because man has become mediocre,or maybe he was always that way.Money and power still come way ahead of technology and excellence.If your cuisinart blender has a very bad motor,and your old cuisinart food processor used to be excellent,(and now you are afraid to buy a new one) it is because mankind and nations and people settled for greed, monopolies, lots of power and lots of money,and forget that technology is really excellent.–cause in their hands technology is turning into trash. Bill Gates, you get my middle finger. You took the powers of the Gods,and turned them into patches on software, and systems that get worse and worse—while making you much richer.
Consider the title of this blog–because we realize that mankind will easily kill the planet,and himself,all the animals,,and the oceans we need to breathe–eat all the fish,and poison all the air..–the very earth itself. Even the most brilliant technology will not save him,and the earth he has to survive on.Mankind is mediocre and a failure. The sign of that future is right in our hands, today, Microsoft the mediocre being the really successful technology we all have to use–and it’s junk. But most of us are forced to use it, by the monopolies of power.
Which is why I will make a point of trying to use Linux, if it is superior and I can manage it. Even if it takes more money,study,and lots of time.It will be worth it, just to try and get a real better system–one that,astonishingly, is freeware–
yeah,freeware. It is not widespread cause it does not make all these fat cats billions of bucks who sit in San Francisco, and slurp up gold martinis.I really am going to try it out,and report to you if there is a better system you can use(even in the same machine with windows,but it takes mucho RAM) even in a limited manner.Linux does not have as many programs as Microsoft–remember, it doesn’t make all those billions of bucks?–so its not oozing with ambitious greed to produce.? so far, it is very flexible, and gives the user more CHOICE as to what type of system it is made of,and for.==depending on the user’s needs. That alone sounds very good. Having a CHOICE.
Having a choice for important things is not something that Americans have a chance to get any more.Not even over the most powerful forces of the land.–we get the LEAST choice of all.
(Sandraminadotty, wrecking my hands on lousy cave-man, modern keyboards, instead of enjoying the electric quality of the past.) :)..,……
(“SATIRE IS OUR MIDDLE NAME!”)
“okay,” asked Caroline, to me, when she saw me tack signs all over my living room, saying “don’t watch the new X-Files on Wednesday, or record them, and store them away for when you want to watch.”– – “what is going on? I thought you wanted to see the new X-Files episodes! What happened?”.
“yes, it started out that way,” I answered”, it did.””what happened?” “I made one little mistake,” I continued to Caroline. As usual, my Dragon naturally speaking software did not understand me, although I’ve done thousands of hours of training.
“I made this mistake; I got interested in the only popular TV show available now, and everybody jumped on the bandwagon all at one time!and I made the mistake of not completely watching the second or third episode, and then I tried to find it free on the Fox network website, it was gone already.”
“you mean they weren’t showing it ANYWHERE for free?” Asked Caroline. “It’s not available for more than a couple days on Fox website, so now it’s gone.” “Can’t you see it free anywhere else?” She ended. “No, you can’t if you don’t suck it up when it’s available, it’s gone.” “So you have to record it yourself, off your own TV? Or you can’t catch it?” “Absolutely! The one popular show on TV, and it crashed the Fox website completely – – everybody is trying to get the latest version episode – – and they’re crashing the website!”
.you know what the problem is, gentle reader, don’t you? There are not any other very popular TV shows on TV anymore. So when one actually comes back, out of the past, because nothing else is getting people to watch it, everybody glommed onto that one show, and goes crazy over it..you Can’t even get on the website or any free website, to watch it in case you missed it! They’re already selling website memberships, to watch the new episodes!that’s how bloodthirsty they are!
“why don’t you come over on Wednesday,?” I said to Carolyn “and we will make sure we see the latest episode, avoid all other distractions, and cut ourselves off from the world. That’s the only way were going to see it, unless you want to record it.and I’m sick and tired of recording stuff.” (I noticed that the Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11, was not any more accurate, after all that training,, once again, so that training didn’t do any good for accuracy either.)so much for that stupid crap.
otherwise, I was just not interested in trying to watch the latest ONLY GOOD SHOW ON TV ANYMORE.– – and that’s why there is a big run on the new X-Files show..THAT IS IT!!!THERE ISN’T ANYTHING ELSE!!!the only game in town! Nothing else on TV (except for cartoon shows and cartoons in general) is worth watching on TV anymore especially on COMCAST cable TV in Eugene Oregon
(and I am going to stop dictating, because the stupid software still can’t understand what I’m saying.) GAME OVER. (I have to go out tomorrow, and buy a whole bunch of books,to keep myself in real entertainment..–that and I have decided to go back to baking. The hell with my waistline! I haven’t seen it since the 70s!
(NEWS FLASH FOR X-FILES FANS–GILLIAN ANDERSON after this short season, is retiring from the X-Files, so it will be over.–quitting cause her price for doing the series,was not high enough for the job.-and without Scully, there ain’t any Mulder. They just cannot replace the actors.–oh, well, the new show was not looking good any how. Lotsa fans complained. sigh!! bye, guys, we really love you!! )
(Sandraminadotty, a senior, in love with books, in Eugene OR, and not much else anymore especially in Oregon.)
“SATIRE IS OUR MIDDLE NAME!”
(AUTHOR HAS TO GO SLEEP, GAIN MORE WEIGHT,AND GET WELL HERSELF–WILL CONTINUE LATER
Caroline as usual,with a deep cough,mucus and stuffy nose, was looking over my shoulder trying to see what my silly little Oregon senior blog was doing.”You think we got an epidemic? already?or it’s going to come?” she said. “How come we don’t really see the CAUSE OF ALL THIS ADVANCED ILLNESS? NOT IN THE NEWS?” “We saw the movie “Contagion,”with Gwyneth Paltrow,what do you think about that film?”I said.
“It was very realistic and scary,” replied Caroline, “too realistic!!The Rain Forest is hiding all these strange,old,and different bacteria,flora,and diseases we probably MIGHT NOT have immunity from.They are cutting down all the Rain Forest,anyone could get the weird stuff from there,on them.and carry a very infectious thing everywhere on the planet(like the movie)and millions of people in the world would die, before they ever found a shot to render it harmless,and us immune. I guess it was TOO REALISTIC alright–like a warning “.
“Yep,” I replied,:”That is why I read all the scientists very public info. that is made public,any way I can get it;on the web, or Scientific American magazine; science websites, ect. science magazines.” “How come that famous crippled guy,who wrote a book about the universe,never talks about this?” “I don’t know that he hasn’t,”I replied.”I am bad about latest books coming out,and all the popular stuff–I can’t even keep up with latest news!!
But I explained to Caroline, what I had read about all glaciers melting, that have been freezing weird diseases and “other stuff” for a long time,that we have no immunity to,and it is (they say) getting on critters,who eventually get connections to us. AND WE GET IT, if we don’t have immunity to it.–Which we usually do not. “It sounds like an old X-File episode,:” mused Caroline. “That is because real life often copies science fiction. “I replied, smiling. :”So it is really getting on US NOW?”,emoted Caroline, looking scared. “It is very likely, they warned us, didn’t they?”I said, grimly.
The govt. and the Media are probably being told,”There is not Global Warming, so there cannot be any effects on people from it.”–The Media does what it is told,often censors a lot,and you can’t get info. on ,unless someone inside spills the beans.But if you talk to a real epidimoligist, (expert on diseases)(SPELLING!) expert on epidemics, they would probably be honest enough to say this; huge changes in weather,that affect the physical environment we have to live in, can cause huge releases in disease,bacteria, stuff hidden in forests till our huge forest fires, and melting of the glaciers.
All of this huge weather change, can affect human beings’ HEALTH.THINK ABOUT IT.
we have to breathe forest fire smoke, from huge fires, in Oregon, & we have Los Angeles literally all burning down, you do’nt think that will release all kinds of stuff from plastics, man-made materials, old buildings, and what ever is hiding in Los Angeles real estate? OF COURSE IT DOES. its logical. Any thing that is released into the air, sooner or later, some human being has to come in contact with it, usually breathed in. –or caught in other ways.
How is our FOOD BEING AFFECTED? HOW ABOUT ALL THAT LOVELY ORGANIC VEGETABLES? –they usually have to breathe the same air we do.(so to speak unless they are hydroponic.) It is well known, that extreme actions of the weather can cause a lot of unusual illnesses in the human being.If Oregon used to have a very bad storm, all the people would often end up with bad INFECTIONS and had to go to doctors. My mom got caught in that, she got very sick.
All over the United States, the weather has become very upset, hysterical,and extreme , eh?You bet. You think that does not effect all of our HEALTH? YES, IT GETS TO US, ALL OF US. The extreme weather changes are making us SICK.THIS BUNCH OF ILLNESS at least has not killed a lot of people, (yet) and our medical system is very strained, not being able to always deal with all of it, but it could be worse. THIS COULD BE the very infectious disease atmosphere and environment that scientists are very worried about–which could easily happen. —
–.where the movie “Contagion” becomes a reality, hitting one person out of 12 in the world, and they all die. Even the FLU has had strains(not mentioning them all here, but you can get that info.)increasing the chances of death. The “winter flu” has become deadly already.
I doubt that I am just being paranoid and a worry-wart; all the epidemiologists are feeling the same way.(right spelling).–and they have the facts to back the worry up. What the REAL PROBLEM IS, is that the media, once again, is censored from telling you this. YOUR GOVT. IS COMPLETELY MUM, and denying any type of “extreme weather changes from the changes on the planet.”Oh, it’s just an unusual winter, not a big deal,:” sighs the stupid dumb president,and all his dumb crooked dishonest fed. govt. (that now demands MORE TAXES OUT OF IT;S MIDDLE CLASS. just for trying to get the fed. to be HONEST ONCE IN A WHILE. )
If a bad epidemic does happen, here or in the world, all our leaders,and our fed. govt. and president will sit on their hands AND DO NOTHING. LET IT HAPPEN. YOU WILL BE ON YOUR OWN. They screwed up on Katrina, and they will just be absent during a bad epidemic. Do not count on the world health system to function as well as it did during the film”Contagion.” They really showed the mildest side of an epidemic, even though it was scary. If you want to know how bad epidemics effect the society, nations, cities, look to history. The Black Plague came back on soldiers from the Arabic nations, to Europe, and it decimated the population.
Just becaUSE we have very advanced medical help, don’t be stupid about the reality of our medical systems.MEDICAID is failing, Medicare has been cut to the bone, for seniors and disabled,and it costs more to get it, for LESS SERVICES. –Eventually we all will probably have to go to doctors, and PAY THEM CASH. IT IS VERY LIKELY.
All the insurance companies are a bunch of crooks,and if you get renal failure, on a very expensive insurance company you have paid into all your life, they will drop you like a hot potato when you get sick.(True story from witness.) No one enforces the laws of the country,or health laws, insurance laws, it is all a slippery slope you slide into, and never get out of. –because the public no longer has any control over the fed. govt. (or often even local govts. like Lane County, OR) and they do not have to follow the laws of the nation they suck money out of. –Insurance companies can do anything they like.(True stories from regular media.).
Do I have to say more?Yes,we got all those tons of brown air from China’s filthy air supply,in the jet stream, and it did slide into us also. WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT WILL DO?MAKE US ALL YOUNG AGAIN ?HA HA. we are breathing it too,and so is all of our environment. I may be a stupid old Oregon native, but at least I am telling you all the truth. The facts are there,and there are scientists to back this up.(They are probably being threatened with death, or prison,if they really say too much.)No, I am not paranoid; I wish it was paranoia,and not just filthy truth.
As the environment gets less healthy,and the weather more extreme, there is every chance of the movie “Contagion” becoming reality. Perhaps the worse the weather, the sicker many of us may get. DEAL WITH IT. I have. It’s not fun, but at least you know the truth,.I am not going to bullshit you like the fed. govt.,and lie lie lie. –They do usually just look at me as a harmless old fart,who never gets any hits or comments.–And it’s true my blog is not popular;I don’t even know if stupid
Google or DuckDuck Go ever lists any of my subjects of my articles.
This particular title was meant to be picked up by the web,but it probably won’;t get anywhere but to me. Sigh. I was never cut out for this over-technologied world,and I really do not like it that much.Maybe if all the popular, needed software was not so STINKING BAD AS HELL it would be easier.Once again, humans fuck up everything. It’s an old story. 🙂
((..(Sandraminadotty, in Eugene, Oregon, wishing I had married a doctor after all!–considering the increasing shortage of older doctors,why not cuddle up to your own? ) ;).
“satire is our middle name!!!:”
But, no satire of “conservatism” could possible be as “progressive Democrat” as the Pres. Trump tax changes, that put we elderly tax payers right back in the Democrat camp again! We were completely fooled!
we thought we voted in republicans who would stop taking all the money away from work class and semi-middle class old people, by fucking them over, and giving all their tax deductions to the RICH AND HUGE CORPORATIONS!
WHAT IS the definition of “conservative ” in the USA? IT IS ” the party who reduces taxes on the work and middle class American, and does not further increase badly the national debt.”
We no longer HAVE CONSERVATIVES IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY any more; we have “soak the middle class and work class tax payers, and give all their money to the rich, and raise the national debt, up,further, than even the Democrats could imagine.” Obama is laughing up his sleeve, right now, and whispering,”You guys who voted in Trump? Bet you did’t know he is my TWIN BROTHER!1 HAA HAA HEE!”,’
“TRUMP is makin poor Hillary,and her raping husband, look like choir boys!–yeah, that is true about poor Hillary–she’s still a Hell of a lot better than voting in “FAKE CONSERVATIVES” who raise up the national debt.(just like me) and then over tax the elderly,middle and work classes, and give all their money to the rich and corporations! (Also like me.)”
“Trump is sure makin those liberal democrats look good now! At least Democrats don’t pretend they are “conservative”! –and we don’t pretend we’re gonna stop “taxation without representation” like Trump did!–as you suckered middle and work class,and elderly just found out–“
And I am sure Obama and Hillary are on the phone to each other, jokin and laughin about how California voters who are republican, will probably resign from from the Republican party and become “swing voters” from now on–or just stop ANY party affiliation any more–and do what?–
STOP VOTING IN NATIONAL ELECTIONS any more.
There IS NO CONSERVATIVE PARTY ANY MORE. NONE. NOT a real one! There’s just “Democrat party # 1,:” and “Democrat party # 2.” And if we taxpayers stop voting or joining either one, we’ll have more time to rally secret revolutionary groups, make a new agenda of GOING UNDERGROUND, forming gun-practice, military practice, and studying how to become underground future militant troops and deciding when and how, we will over throw the fed. govt.–
–planning to recruit ex-and present US Military -members to secretly join us–and plan the day we take over by force.have a successful coup,and get rid of those nasty dictatorial politicos–who are only a bunch of rich Banana Republic CROOKS IN HIGH OFFICE—NOT REPUBLICANS–NOT DEMOCRATS–AND NOT CONSERVATIVES at all.
They are all just South American assholes, we tax payers need to exterminate. Stop pretending they are any more than billionaires’ shills.–stop pretending they are even different—just a bunch of crooks and servants of the rich and huge corporations–that is ALL THEY ARE. Europe is having the same problem,we read, big fat greedy dictators–not leaders.
THAT is probably the future, and we need to stop pretending we voters run the fed. govt.–and that we own it. Excuse us, big pig politicians, if several million of we PEONS can’t pay our fucking tax money any more–
––its because we have to buy bigger armaments and more of them,ammo, and lay in plans for when we decide to take Thomas Jefferson’s advice:-
“We should have a revolution every 40 years.”.
That’s probably going to happen eventually when people can’t buy food any more or put a roof over their kids’ heads.Don’t say it can’t happen here. –who knows, we old people won’t HAVE TAX MONEY to pay taxes with, at some point, cause Pres. Trump and the republicans don’t even KNOW the definition of “conservative”. –we all stop voting and stop paying our fucking taxes. THAT can happen when you can’t even pay the mortgage any more.–but —
—JUST DON’T CALL THOSE FUCKERS IN THE WHITE HOUSE “REAL CONSERVATIVES.”–CAUSE THEY ARE NOT.
(just Sandraminadotty, not voting for anyone any more.)
(“HAPPY JELLYFISH DAY” A POPULAR JAPANESE HOLIDAY”)
HAVE YOU, a senior, had your life ruined, or part of it, by hi-tech?Let us review the many splendored-ways hi-tech can mess up a senior’s life.
OK, we know the GOOD THINGS about hi-tech that can help a senior–cell phones that get you an ambulance when you get hit by that heart attack or stroke–advanced medical treatments(if you can afford them-)-being able to chat or email with that far away grandchild or kid(unless you are a total dork at computers–FLASH NEWS!!-There is even now a super-simple computer any senior can use!)–
We have not personally checked out that computer, guys.Any more news on that?\
What, however, can a senior point to, and say “hi-tech is wrecking my life!”? Are there many DISADVANTAGES OF HI-TECH, for seniors?(I will have to stop now, and come back when my tendon-bone-hand pain, from too much ‘puter work, has gotten calmed down.A moot point. YES, we seniors type or draw,or surf,chat, and over-do it, the old hands and arthritis get bad.–over doing work on the computer gets done even by SENIORS.
We are only human;and we get fascinated, and HURT.WE ARE OLD. OK?)DID it ever occur to anyone, seniors can become “puter-addicts”too?Guys, we are old, not dead, and a lotta seniors are very intelligent.
)OUCH!! I now limit my time on a mouse,keyboard,ect, cause of the above problems.BUT HAVE you noticed the crash of social interaction,and funneling all social contacts onto FACEBOOK?AND little tiny hand computers?
The city of Eugene has the “social-disabled”who walk and go everywhere with their faces glued to a screen.Would you like to interact with people like that?only thru a lit screen?Imagine a date,or going out to dinner with younger people(true story)–and they all have their faces glued to a tiny screen?–even the WAITER??.IS THIS EVEN HUMAN any more?
HOW do people take a class on the computer?you have no fellow students,no face-to human teacher, not even any illusion that you are taking a class.
You may as well be serving life in a prison, taking an online course to make life less boring–trying to avoid looking at the bars on windows.NO DIFF!!
Remember when people used to have HOBBIES,knit, sew , make dolls, bake, and various interests?i did try to buy a digital camera–the $100. dollar one did not work,was shoddy–instead of a reas0nable priced camera, i was told, digital cameras start at $400. to at least $600. to start. JUST FOR A DAMN HOBBY CAMERA??
THERE goes my dumb leisurely hobby!!!I can’t afford it!!only rich people can buy decent cameras.
Carolyn, as usual, watched me typing;”OK, no camera,no socially–sane people, too much f—ing FACEBOOK–and anything simple, has been DIGITIZED, so its no longer simple.–you forgot–your medical files are on computers, that go online, and can be hacked.”
OH,yes, “financial insecurity is hi-tech.”your MONEY CAN GET HACKED online, its no longer safe–what happened to real retailers and safe real stores??Someone just hacked my debit card, and my bank discontinued it–I have no debit card.(I am in vain waiting for a new one.ho-hum)–and the digital age makes my MONEY UNSAFE, and ANYONE can get you, online.
WHAT was so great about online shopping again?I don’t usually get robbed at gun point when i go to a store.–not until now. Plus, hackers who get a whole store’s shoppers, can steal every one’s debit cards–retail is not safe. This explains why I have started to use CASH to buy stuff.
THE DIGITAL BILL FOR SERVICES–has become huge.Comcast phone,tv,and internet (the only local I can get) costs a fortune.Forgeet heat and water costs–basic digital needs rack up the real big price tag every month.
I remember when T.V. WAS FREE and it was much better shows than now.With digital, i have more commercials, more t.v. cable fees, ect ect ect. –and all the tv shows STINK NOW.Most of them.i don’t bother with–movies only.AND THOSE same movies rotate endlessly, with any newer movies. —re-runs-re-runs-re-runs, Comcast t.v. is ALL RE-RUNS.and OLD STUFF!!!
There are no choices any more, just digital-this and that.If I could get a real camera, and use that,I would–but do I really have a choice??WHO HAS real cameras,and real film any more?I have to look locally.
And we have those close to us,–you have to call them long distance–they can’t write letters any more.(this is a very “gone: senior who should know better.)–they are too busy at home, going online, and only socially-interacting, online.–They have disappeared from the real world. THAT is bAD. Seniors who forget how to interact, unless its on a computer. You just named my sister.
I will end with “having to learn digital code and language you hate,and can’t waste time on”–its not fun.THAT is a real time killer, when you’d rather be outside,going for ice cream,or doing a hobby.--Even seniors get ensnared by this.AND, you can HAVE IT!!! YOU can have the “digital world,” hopefully we will run out of oil,and electricity to run all this junk. THAT’ would be a senior’s blessing.
(Sandraminadotty, in Eugene Oregon, altho no one’s reading my dumb blog.)”SATIRE IS OUR MIDDLE NAME!!!”
SO WHY IS THIS SUCH A BIG SURPRISE? WHAT I AM REALLY SURPRISED ABOUT, is that any actress ever gets in a picture or tv show,without sleeping with any guy who produces the whole thing!!
Alec Baldwin is no nice guy;he can hardly make noises about President Trump, when he also possesses some of Trump’s worst features himself
!!Carolyn and I were trying to look up the “Harvey Weinstein–Kevin Spacey harrassment story” online.—
+It was hard to get ahold of it, caUSE, on Twitter, there is Alex Baldwin, standing up for a fellow predator. –and he wants to excuse every Liberal Democrat male,of ever being any kind of predator—(we are supposed to forget all those White House gems.).
Speaking of “White House Gems,” many of we woman will never excuse the Democrat party, for choosing a black man to run for prez, instead of a more experienced White Female.HEY, DEMOCRATS, HOW THE HELL CAN YOU TOUT BEING PROGRESSIVE, AND KILL OFF ALL THE WOMEN IN YOUR OWN PARTY,. AND STICKING THEM IN THE KITCHEN, BAREFOOT AND PREGNANT? .
Most of we women never forgave the Democrats that,and a lot of moderate demos, and lots of independents, stopped staying in the Democratic party. We were sick of being”very progressive and very sexist at the same time.”–You are supposed to expect the Republicans to be sexist, but the democrats?the Demos have absolutely no excuse for being such rapist, assaulting, female-candidate-denying asshole sexists!!
So when we finally read about Weinstein and Spacey,.(I guess that means Kevin is not gay after all?)–we were just not surprised at all–we were surprised that it was coming out at all..–NOT SURPRISED, JUST READY TO GIVE OLD BALDWIN HIS JUST DESSERTS!! Ask his ex-wife how Alec will say anything, to get himself close to a beautiful body. –even so far as matrimony. –say “I am a vegan also!!”and then go eat hamburgers on the sly.–very cute, Alec. HA HA.
BUT what you gotta wonder, is, did Rock Hudson do the same thing, in his day? exert a little pressure on some young actor males??–when they wanted to get into pictures?–and tell them”I can get you next to Doris Day, in the movies.”???–or did his co-star in “GIANT”, JAMES DEAN, try to molest or seduce a very young blond actress in the movie(we read that he did) by accosting her during a scene, right under the same table?
We even wonder if the wicked Witch of the West,. with the very long nose,had to audition for her part,and prove that she :”had the charms that it took” to really make some guy feel very magical?Enchanted?–and it required that audition to be able to play very witchy?
DID PALTROW HAVE TO SIT ON THE CASTING COUCH, TOO?: HOW did the guys in Hollywood possibly keep their hands off of that blonde bomb??--I don’t think I could even walk by, in those days, and keep my eyes off Paltrow,and I am not even gay!!--Everyone at least, took a look!.
We would be glad to see Baldwin retire from pictures and tv.,and stop acting like the BAD ACTOR AND BAD COMIC he really is.–masquerading as a satirist, when he is only making fun of HIMSELF, NOT THE PRESIDENT. –-“THERE BUT FOR CASTING, GO HE, INSTEAD OF TRUMP!!” Hollywood is just one big stain on the planet.
*(Sandraminadotty, ignoring and avoiding the pictures i can avoid–do you spose Emma Thompson would put up with being nuzzled by a producer or director? or would she just start dancing, and kick the guy in the groin with a fancy whirl? Or maybe Ryan Gosling would get hard,and =fast, and get the assialiant out of the picture=—and then do a male-type pirouette? in Eugene Oregon, sexism never goes out of style here!!! 🙂 )..