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Why the attack on religion?

Entering my soap box here… Things have been stewing… I understand, now, why my dad has mentioned that, “It’s always going to be a religious battle.” No matter what religion anyone is in. How has it come to this?  Some of you are not going to like what I say, but that’s all right with me because I can say my own damn opinion, can’t I?   Or are you going to be part of the “woke” people who want to silence me?

Keep this in mind… that is why we as human beings can have our own damn opinion because it is what makes us human.  Don’t forget that.

If you let your emotions get the better of you after reading my vent, that’s on you, not me.

Maybe people need to re-watch some old comedy shows (TV sitcoms) and laugh because all comedy shows touch all aspects of life and poke a lot of fun at political correctness among everything else.

Take for example from Big Bang Theory:

Sheldon – What are they doing here?

Leonard – We came to apologize again and bring you home. So why don’t you pack up your stuff, and we’ll head back?

Sheldon – No, this is my home now. Thanks to you, my career is over, and I will spend the rest of my life here in Texas trying to teach evolution to creationists.

Mrs. Cooper – You watch your mouth, Shelly.  Everyone’s entitled to their opinion

Sheldon – But evolution is not opinion, it’s a fact.

Sheldon’s Mom (Mrs. Cooper) –And that is your opinion.

Sheldon – I forgive you, let’s go home.

Where am I going with this rant?  Well I’m hearing chatter that people are planning to gather and protest at Catholic churches on Mother’s Day about abortion.

Why does that church look familiar to me, the inside reminds me of St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, by Japan town.

My oh my, what has this world come to?  I’m going to say it… you’re all crazy.  

I don’t care where you stand on abortion because quite frankly, I really don’t care.  Your body, your choice, right?   That’s what everyone keeps harping at.   I’m not perfect and I’m not the epitome of a good person, but I still believe in religion.  And whatever I do in my life and my choices – will be between me and GOD.  Not any one else.

I believe in bodily autonomy, don’t know what that is?  Look it up or better yet, I’ll save you the time because we’re all f**king lazy to do research or think for ourselves now – is how I see it.  The definition of bodily autonomy – is about the right to make decisions over one’s own life and future. It is about being empowered to make informed choices. These are universal values.

Whatever the fluff you want to do to your OWN body is on you. It doesn’t hurt me at all. I can say that I don’t agree with whatever the fluff you want to do to your body but IT IS YOUR body, not mine. 

You want to have an abortion, fine. You want to get drunk as f**k, fine. You want to do drugs, fine. You want to have piercings, fine. We can talk about it, I may not agree with it, but you do you. And I’ll still be doing what I do. But am I FORCING YOU to not do anything?  No.    THAT is the difference.

I’m going to digress here in how various people say “guns are the bad” and “guns should be banned.” That is the ever so long argument that will never die. It all boils down to the owner, the user.

As I mentioned back in my previous blog: Are guns the problem?

Let me say this… Wreck less driving is bad, alcohol is bad, tobacco is bad, knives are bad, baseball bats are bad… However, they can also kill people whether be instantly or over time.  Why not ban them?  Ban the cars, ban the alcohol, ban the tobacco, ban the knives, etc. Do you see where this is going?  It’s the user of such “inanimate item” that makes it bad.  Excessive alcohol consumption or excessive use of tobacco or the wreck less driving, etc. will make it become bad. But of course, no one has the common sense or decency to think of it that way. Again, I digressed…

So why are these people protesting at Catholic churches? Because of their beliefs or what? 

Realize this again and maybe we need to pick up the damn book again – Church and state are TOTALLY separate.  It’s in the Bill of Rights and in the Constitution.  What the government is doing is totally separate and on its own agenda than for freaking religious reasons.  Has anyone ever thought about that?

The principle is paraphrased from Thomas Jefferson’s “separation between Church & State.” It has been used to express the understandings of the intent and function of this amendment, which allows freedom of religion. It is generally traced to a January 1, 1802, letter by Thomas Jefferson, addressed to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut, and published in a Massachusetts newspaper.

Jefferson wrote:

“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.”

Oh no… but of course IT IS ALWAYS going to be a RELIGIOUS reason.  (-____-)

Here’s an interesting thought I’ve come across – why are these people only protesting the Catholic church / religion?  You do realize there are other religions that have certain views as well?  For example, Hinduism, Islam and some of Buddhist views…

Hinduism and Abortion

Islam and Abortion

Buddhism and Abortion

So why THE ONLY focus on Catholics?   Think about it.

I believe it comes straight from and directly from the Communist playbook – The Communist Manifesto – Here’s a few pages that I have because I do have the book:

If you want to join the bandwagon of protesting the Catholic churches/religion – you might as well go after all the other religions, as well, that have other views on abortion.  Make it equal, don’t just let it be Catholic religion – you should include other churches, mosques, temples, etc.  Because you all want equality right?  Have at it!

No one wants to think about various choices, personal responsibility, accountability.

“I notice that everyone who supports abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan

What are fossil fuels used for?

I don’t blog often but I do want to share insight on a lot of things I’ve experienced and observations I’ve seen.

One of many answers to the question in the title of this blog… Plastic is one of the various products made and produced from fossil fuels.

First I want to address the problem that everyone is harping on about plastic… It is up to the USER – again I emphasize the “USER” of the product to do their due diligence and their part in RECYCLING the plastic. “Oh, but it ends up in the landfill!” Well, again I say it is the USER. If the user of such plastic bottle, bag, etc. does not recycle it to where it is supposed to be recycled or put in for recycling then of course it ends up in the landfill or littered around the streets.

Has anyone with the decent mind or have an ounce of critical thinking… thought about that?

Plastic is very versatile and cheap to produce because of technological advances from when it was first produced. Here’s some perspective in your everyday lives that may have slipped your mind because you don’t think about it all the time… Plastic is everywhere that we use… from tubes of toothpaste, toothbrush parts, reusable water bottles, baby bottles, some pacifiers (synthetic plastic polymer), various medical equipment (syringe parts, tubes, IV bags, etc.), computer cases and other computer components, cell phones and their respective cell phone components, in our cars and vehicles (from seats, seat belts, steering wheels, the car body, some of the parts of the car frame, under the hood and parts of the engine, etc.) and the list goes on and on.

Now, where am I trying to get at you will think… Fossil fuels have been around for a LONG time and has been utilized for a LONG time. In my previous blog – The Energy Industry arguments – I emphasized that I am NOT against ANY resource being utilized to provide some type of energy. I’m all for having an availability of options and choices for me and EVERYONE else to freely choose what we all want to use. It is because of the technology we have now is a WHOLE LOT different as it was before and in the past – in utilizing and producing the various products from fossil fuels more effectively and efficiently.

Granted it did not happen over night – it TOOK TIME.

NOT ONLY plastic is derived and created from fossil fuels – other various products are made from the crude oil itself. Crude oil is what they call “black gold.” The crude oil is the raw oil material that is the one extracted from underground – aka the fossil fuel.

And from that particular crude oil is then processed to make all the other products that we use in our everyday lives. And again, as I mentioned earlier, plastic is one of them.

So my thought is that… getting rid of the use of fossil fuels completely is a dumbest idea and naive idea to have that is spoon fed to you by various elitists and so called leaders out there. Going strictly 100% “renewable energy” is also the dumbest idea and naive idea which everyone is spoon fed to believe in, too. That’s what is called “propaganda”.

I’m just saying – It’s not THE SOLUTION.

Again, from my prior blog I mentioned… The Institute for Energy Research (IER) is a not-for-profit organization that conducts intensive research and analysis on the functions, operations, and government regulation of global energy markets. IER believes that freely-functioning energy markets provide the most efficient and effective solutions to today’s global energy and environmental challenges and, as such, are critical to the well-being of individuals and society.

The president of this non-profit organization has stated a searchable fact that was conducted over time and makes me think twice (A LOT) of why people are trying to push only 1 or 2 types of a resource to use for energy. Here’s an excerpt from organization’s president, Thomas J. Pyle:

“…Access to affordable, abundant energy is, fundamentally, a means of freedom. But for those seeking to create a crisis that provides an opportunity to direct the way we live, work and act, affordable, reliable, abundant, domestic energy is a threat. In a very real sense, the more energy we have, the less power they will have. Energy abundance ends the justification for central energy decision-making…”

This is from page 26 in the attached PDF below.

So please share this blog and knowledge to everyone out there to shed some light and hopefully people will open their eyes more and see that eliminating fossil fuels completely is NOT THE solution. We all take for granted what we use in our every day lives, we should appreciate what we have and that we should be smarter as the USER or CONSUMER in our products whether to recycle them properly or reuse them effectively.

I end it here from the excerpt from Institute for Energy Research (IER) policy brief – “The 100 Percent Renewable Energy Myth” – February 8, 2019

The Energy Industry arguments

Let me just start off by saying… Make it make sense to me everyone. I am NOT against ANY resource being utilized to provide some type of energy.

But seriously everyone, you have to think about what is going and think about it.

First, what is going on currently with Ukraine and Russia is terrible. War sucks regardless. The saddening part is that there’s always money to be made when there is a war. Largely the entities that benefit from wars going on is most of the time government’s, elites and elected officials – regardless. There’s always money made to be somewhere between the lines of wars. It’s what they call “smoke and mirrors” because us regular people do not know what actually happens behind the scenes. I will just leave it at that.

Second, the always unanswered question(s)… Why are we still paying to foreign countries to get oil/fuel from them? Why are we still IMPORTING oil/fuel from other countries? Why isn’t the United States of America producing, drilling, fracking, etc. the oil domestically? Forcing people to go to only one direction and only one resource or product (basically limiting the availability of options), hmmm. How has that ever helped any country when they only have 1 product and no freedom of choice of other options?

My main image cover for this particular blog is why I’m asking:

There was detailed report and research conducted back in 2011 (possibly earlier) through 2013 from the Institute for Energy Research. A report was prepared on October 29, 2013 and provided before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on the North American Energy Infrastructure Act.

The Institute for Energy Research (IER) is a not-for-profit organization that conducts intensive research and analysis on the functions, operations, and government regulation of global energy markets. IER believes that freely-functioning energy markets provide the most efficient and effective solutions to today’s global energy and environmental challenges and, as such, are critical to the well-being of individuals and society.

The president of this non-profit organization has stated a searchable fact that was conducted over time and makes me think twice (A LOT) of why people are trying to push only 1 or 2 types of a resource to use for energy. Here’s an excerpt from organization’s president, Thomas J. Pyle:

“In the last 100 years, America’s population has tripled. Life expectancy has increased by 70 percent. The productivity of the American people, measured in terms of real per-capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP), has increased by 600 percent. At the same time, we have consumed more than 340 billion barrels of oil, almost 60 billion short tons of coal, and more than 1,090 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. These things are linked. Affordable and reliable energy is a crucial factor in making these and many other significant human, social and technological achievements possible.

Yet even with steadily increasing rates of economic and population growth, as well as increasing energy consumption, the United States today possesses greater recoverable supplies of oil, natural gas and coal than at any point in its recorded history. How can that be? Have vast new sources of hydrocarbon fuels magically materialized beneath our feet over the past 100 years? Or is it possible that, despite what you’ve read, heard and have been told, our continent has always had a lot more energy available to it than some would have us believe?

The answers lie in the data. In 1980, official estimates of proved oil reserves in the United States stood at roughly 30 billion barrels. Yet over the past 30 years, more than 77 billion barrels of oil have been produced here. In other words, over the last 30 years, the United States produced more than two and a half times the proved reserves we thought we had available in 1980. Thanks to new and continuing innovations in exploration and production technology, there’s every reason to believe that today’s estimates of reserves are only a fraction of what will be produced and delivered tomorrow—not only here in the United States, but across the entire North American continent.

Unfortunately, even as updated data show plentiful future supplies of domestic energy, driven by new technologies, a significant movement has emerged. This movement’s mission is to advance and perpetuate falsehoods and inaccuracies with respect to the volume and availability of energy resources in and under our country and continent.

The movement is coordinated, orchestrated and well-funded to create the illusion of scarcity that empowers government to deny citizens access to affordable, reliable and much-needed energy. Furthermore, using supposed scarcity as an excuse, politicians and government agencies justify increasing the power and budget of government while substituting their politically-favored energy choices for those chosen by consumers.

“If America only possesses two to three percent of the world’s oil,” they ask, “why bother to unlock additional acreage for future exploration?” If the world is running out of hydrocarbon fuels, why not insist that government spend billions of dollars to subsidize politically well-connected sources of “alternative” energy? This, they argue, is the justification for spending and mandating the use of energy supplies that otherwise could not survive in a market economy where consumers make their own energy decisions based upon availability and price.

For some, the benefits associated with advancing this agenda are financial. For others, they are ideological. Access to affordable, abundant energy is, fundamentally, a means of freedom. But for those seeking to create a crisis that provides an opportunity to direct the way we live, work and act, affordable, reliable, abundant, domestic energy is a threat. In a very real sense, the more energy we have, the less power they will have. Energy abundance ends the justification for central energy decision-making…”

So what stuck out to what Mr. Pyle has said in the above paragraphs caught my eye: “Access to affordable, abundant energy is, fundamentally, a means of freedom. But for those seeking to create a crisis that provides an opportunity to direct the way we live, work and act, affordable, reliable, abundant, domestic energy is a threat. In a very real sense, the more energy we have, the less power they will have. Energy abundance ends the justification for central energy decision-making.”

Again, referring back to my second topic of “unanswered question(s)”… Why are we still paying to foreign countries to get oil/fuel from them? Why are we still IMPORTING oil/fuel from other countries? Why isn’t the United States of America producing, drilling, fracking, etc. the oil domestically? Forcing people to go to only one direction and only one resource or product (basically limiting the availability of options), hmmm. How has that ever helped any country when they only have 1 product and no freedom of choice of other options?

Let me paint you the picture of some people out there who are out of touch with reality, who cannot understand regular folks who strive, persevere and try any means necessary to make an honest living…

Another interesting report I stumbled upon from the IER – The 100 Percent Renewable Energy Myth

On page 4 of the 100 Percent Renewable Energy Myth report PDF

Even Elon Musk said this…

Again, I say… Make it make sense to me everyone. I am NOT against ANY resource being utilized to provide some type of energy. I’m all for having an availability of options and choices for me and EVERYONE else to freely choose what we all want to use. Technology now is a WHOLE LOT different as it was before and in the past.

I will end here with some interesting news articles and opinions I’ve come across:

Venezuela could be a fill-in for Russian oil, but critics fear aiding another strongman.

Opinion – Biden’s Bizarre Oil Diplomacy

U.S. Officials Meet With Regime in Venezuela, to Discuss Oil Exports to Replace Russia’s

Yeonmi Park’s interview and story speaks volumes

I swear if the younger people want Communism because it was never “properly experienced or properly put into practice…” My goodness how about they just get a plane ticket and live in a communistic regime/country. Start from nothing in those countries, with only a few dollars or no $$ in your pockets.

And tell us then how you like it! Again don’t bring those Socialist or Communistic ideas here in the USA. We don’t need it!

Why is it that people from all over the world still want to come to USA?? Because it’s still the country that represents freedom regardless of creed, race, ethnicity, etc. We are boiling pot of everything.

Yet, however, a lot of people IN THE USA, who were born and raised here having the naivety to the rest of the world and the freedoms and things we literally TAKE FOR GRANTED is showing BIG TIME.

Her interview and story speaks VOLUMES.

What she said is true at the 6:36 minute mark.
As she mentioned attending Columbia University, our education system in the USA is now basically a propaganda – with no allowance of a debate between 2 differing opinions. Only one opinion is fact and true – all others are disregarded. That is sickening in our education system.
Looked at some others comment’s from the video – their stories speaks volumes as well.

Tesla and Electric Charging Stations and Solar on cars

So I just wanted to throw this idea out there for the leading innovator and entrepreneur, Elon Musk, and also Tesla.

I’m not sure if you’ve already thought about this, Mr. Musk, or if it is already in the works for a future vehicle of yours at Tesla.

Since you already have the solar roofs (for homes), solar panels (for homes as well) and various charging stations for your Tesla vehicles out there for consumers… What about these ideas as well?

First idea/example – why not have various electric charging stations partnered with already established gas stations so people with Tesla vehicles (or other electric vehicles) can charge their vehicles at gas stations as well. While they are waiting for their vehicle to charge, they can then go to the station convenient store or shop to buy snacks, use the bathroom, etc.

I think it would be a good idea if there are some Tesla or electric charging stations at some gas stations because it’ll be efficient in that sense. Works both for the consumers and for the station location as well. Instead of trying to find the Tesla charging station which could be somewhere else no where near a convenient store. I could be wrong. However, you may have this idea already in the works or there could be “competition” issues with the gas station… But I think it’s a win-win situation in both aspects.

Second idea/example – since your company already has solar roofs and solar panels for the homes… Why not use that same idea for the Tesla vehicles? So the vehicle can re-charge itself and the driver does not have to worry about finding a charging station if he is unable to locate one currently (while on a trip).

The idea is like having the solar panel on the vehicle to charge the battery – it can be located on the roof of the vehicle, the top of the trunk of the vehicle or the hood of the vehicle. Just throwing that idea out there for you and your company IF you don’t already have that idea floating around.

I mean some companies have tested that idea already and you may have too. But with the technology now, I think it would be a good fit as you and your company are leading a lot in the innovative aspect of this field and then some.