Thursday, January 30, 2014

All about beliefs [Part 2 of 2]

Continued from yesterday.  Here are some more thoughts I have on belief, particularly Christian belief.

There are a lot of un-believers in this world. In a way I don’t blame these people.  A lot of people do not believe what is preached in church (or synagogue or mosque or temple).  let's face it, there is a lot of misunderstanding and misinterpretation of what is written in the Bible by some preachers that are supposed to be the ones to know. Also the conduct of some of these priests once they are away from the pulpit, can turn people away too.

I am sure that some of these preachers must know and understand why some people have turned against their faith. But at the same time, I would say that their faith couldn’t have been that ingrained in their mind to lose faith the way they have. 

I really believe that some of what is written in the Bible was hearsay, the reason being, according to a book I received from a Christian organization, about how the third world countries came about.

In that book it stated that the Apostle Paul was the only one that could read and write. So I take it to be that what was said by Jesus was reported to him by the other disciples,  he wrote those things down. Now, people in those days, couldn’t have been any different, than we are today. Some would forget what was really said and then repeated their own version of what they thought was meant by what they had heard. Plus the language that was used at that time was different.  All the translation into different languages with different words added because the true words that could not have been translated could have seriously changed what a sentence or a full chapter meant.

Whatever the reason, I personally am a true believer and I still believe that an invisible deity called God created all the landscape, beautiful scenery, the human species and everything that we have today except what was made by man. I’m beginning to believe that a lot of people believe more in Satan than the Creator of all things. To believe in God is to believe in good things. To believe in Satan is to believe in bad things. Some countries even have churches of Satanist beliefs.

I didn’t write this to change peoples minds, because at the end of times, we will find out who was right in their belief and who was wrong.  I don’t want to be on the wrong side because first of all we are living in a hellish world already and I don’t want to live in another one when I stand in judgment by the big boss.

That is my beef and opinions of the day. May God bless us all?

Have a good day.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

All about beliefs [Part 1 of 2]

When browsing through different internet sites this morning, I happened to see this article about Atheists pushing their agenda. 
American Atheists, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, has started 2014 with an aggressive push, filing a legal challenge to the Ten Commandments displayed on Oklahoma state capitol grounds and taking out billboards in Utah targeting the Mormon faith.

The group is increasingly being joined by other atheist organizations in challenging public displays of religion and demanding equal access for their viewpoint.

For example, administrators with the University of Wisconsin-Extension this month ordered that all 137 of its Gideon Bibles be removed from guest rooms at the campus Lowell Center, after a group composed of "freethinkers: atheists, agnostics, and skeptics of any pedigree" questioned their presence.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) said that since the school was partially funded by public dollars, the placement of the Bibles in visitors' nightstands violated the Constitution because it could be interpreted as a government sponsorship of religion.
 Reading this article, I felt compelled to write what I’m going to write about a couple subjects, one of which I think might offend some people.

First of all, I agree that anything that would suggest any kind of faith should not be on government properties. Government should not be in a position to promote any kind of religion. The government is for the people and many citizens have their own beliefs about the different preaching as to what is and what is not and how the world was created. People have different beliefs about how it all started and the creation of the human species. All these different beliefs in the West at least, derive mostly from different interpretations of the Bible, because of the way it was written.

Now some politicians have made it their business to change some of the laws that are in the Bible. For instance, marriage should be between man and woman only. Some politicians have changed this law into marriage within the same sex which is now allowed in some countries. Changing how a society operates is one thing, but telling people of a certain faith that they must alter their faith is as unfair as putting something of a particular faith on government property.  It is suggestive of a certain way as being more right than others.

Incest. Now this is the one that will offend some people. For this part I’m only writing about what is preached by most Christian religion. Most preachers talk at some point about how the human species was created. Apparently God picked up some dust and blew oxygen on it and man was created. He then took a rib from Adam and created a woman and called her Eve.

Now Adam and Eve lived in a place called the Garden of Eden and they had 2 kids. Specifically, they had 2 boys named Cain and Abel. Now if Adam and Eve only had 2 boys where do the other women come from?  To me it would mean that Eve had to have more than 2 boys but was not impregnated by Adam. And that is where the incest comes in and it’s also the reason why the preachers preach that we are brothers and sisters and that’s why man has made it a law prohibiting incest (which is a good law). As the only law that is in the Bible in fact is a commandment that says “thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife.

What I’m getting at, is that it doesn’t matter whom a person marries and you have intercourse you are committing a crime called incest, because according to the Bible we are all brothers and sisters.

There is a belief by a lot of people that kids born out of incest that there would be something wrong with them either mentally or physically. I didn’t believe that before but to see and read and hear what is going around in this world these days I am inclined to believe it.

Either that, or this is one of those interpreting the Bible problems I mentioned above.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of All About Beliefs

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Condemning without knowing.

Some people make me sick in their way of making statements, without knowing the true facts of what they are talking about. I would also state that some people can’t tell the difference between smoke and vapor. This is for the ones that can’t tell the difference between smoke and vapor. Well here it is. Smoke is heavy and lingers and vapor after a couple of seconds disappears.

I would like you especially the non-believers of the e-cigarettes, to watch this video above. Then you might see the benefits to a person leaving the tobacco product to start smoking these e-cigarettes.

According to reports the big tobacco companies add 4000 to 5000 chemicals to tobacco cigarettes that are dangerous to your health. But the nicotine that you get in e-cigarettes does not contain those chemicals -- it’s clean. When a person smokes tobacco cigarettes you can really smell the residue of all those chemicals, plus its smoke that come out and not vapor like the e-cigarettes. Yes, if a person smokes say Canadian tobacco (an e-cigarette falvour), you will smell a slight smell of nicotine but it doesn’t linger on as a couples seconds later it’s gone.

Another benefit to smoking those is that you can reduce the strength of nicotine and finally reduce it to nothing except vapor, in which case you have been smoking those for so long that your body finally rids itself of the nicotine and your yearning for smoking as finally left you and better health is on the way. You can order different flavors to be added and if you happen to smell the vapor of these whether it is watermelon, banana or whatever else, you will be able to tell of what fruit the person is evaporating.

The reason it’s called evaporating, is because of the mix. It’s heated by a battery and when a person takes a drag the only thing that comes out is vapor and not smoke. When a person starts smoking those cigarettes and inhales the person gets the same sensation at the back of the throat as if he/she was inhaling the smoke of tobacco.  That is another reason beside the nicotine being a drug that smokers have a lot of trouble quitting the smoking of tobacco.

These days, there are different companies that have products on the market to stop smoking. That is if you don’t have heart problems and most of them are labeled if you have heart problems, consult your doctor before using. I wrote a post not too long ago about e-cigarettes. Read it and you will see why I started to smoke these e-cigarette.  The results I’m getting from them are terrific.  I was a heavy smoker.  I was and also declared dead in the hospital before which was a result of a severe health issue I had that resulted from smoking tobacco cigarettes. You will also read the problems of smoking the tobacco cigarettes I got into.

Now after almost 2 months I haven’t touched nor have a yearning to smoke those tobacco cigarettes and my lungs are getting better.  My kidneys are improving and so is my heart. No more choking in the middle of the night, I don’t choke when I take a deep breath and the coughing fits I used to experience have disappeared.

I would appreciate it and you would be doing yourself a favor if you would check my other rant -- there is also a diagram that show you how the e- cigarettes work.

That is my rant of the day

Have a good day.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Well what do you know?

Will wonders ever cease? For the first time that I can remember, I have finally heard the truth coming out of a politician's mouth. Of course, it turns out it's not a politician in the White House.
Russian President Vladimir Putin runs rings around President Barack Obama “on the world stage,” Mitt Romney says.

In an interview with NBC News published Friday, the former GOP presidential nominee made it clear he’s still no big fan of Obama’s foreign policy.

"I think Putin has outperformed our president time and time again on the world stage," Romney bluntly commented.

Romney took specific aim at the president’s handling of National Security Agency secrets-leaker Edward Snowden and of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. The former NSA contractor has been granted a year’s political asylum in Russia, where he now lives.

"We are, and I've said this before, geopolitical adversaries," Romney said of Russia. "Not enemies but adversaries geopolitically. And Putin lines up with Assad and gave Assad the cover that he needed and won a diplomatic battle with regards to Syria."
I wrote a post not too long ago in reference to the discussion between Obama and Putin with respect to Syria and who had won.  In a similar post, I remember saying that the countries that are friendly with the USA would not surprise me if they would start looking to Russia instead.  If they needed help on diplomatic problems they would consider Russia, as Putin has shown that his way of using diplomacy has more sense than the supposed-to-be-leader of the USA. Like I mentioned before, because of Putins diplomacy, a lot of trouble was averted with regard to the chemical weapons that Syria has (or had). I say has or had because I haven’t heard or read any more about them wither they were taken out or destroyed.

That’s my rant and opinions of the day.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Teaching school kids about sex - inappropriately.

This is hard to believe.

I've written a lot about what the kids in the schools in America are being taught. Apparently what the kids are being taught is completely different from what they are sent to school to learn.There have been so many examples, and now there's yet another to be concerned about.

Reading everything that is reported on the conduct of the teachers and what they are teaching kids, it seems that reading and writing are not the teacher’s main subjects. What seems to be on the curriculum however, does include anti-Christianity, how to dress, how long or short students' hair should be, wearing t-shirts with a picture on it only if the teacher approves of it. I've written in previous posts about those very issues. By going back to some of my older posts, you will see that it would appear that those kids are thought how to become dictators and racists. And now it's about x-rated sex.
A Kansas father said he was shocked after he discovered his 13-year-old daughter’s health curriculum included references to vaginal intercourse, anal sex, and touching each other’s genitals.

“I got furious,” Mark Ellis, of Shawnee, Kan., told me. “And I’m still worked up about it.”

Ellis’ daughter is an eighth grade student at Hocker Grove Middle School in the Shawnee Mission School District. Last week, she came home from school and showed her parents a photograph she had taken of a poster on a classroom door.

“How do people express their sexual feelings?” the poster read. Underneath the question was a list of possible answers. Some were G-rated, like hugging, holding hands and talking. But there were also some NC-17 answers like “vaginal intercourse, anal sex, touching each other’s genitals, oral sex, sexual fantasy and caressing."
And now not only are the kids being told what not to wear and about their hair etc., the parents are even told what to feed their kids in their lunches -- it has to be approved by the school. I've also written about how some of those kids are suspended on a teacher’s whim and that some students were suspended by teachers after the teachers heard that the kids were shooting a pellet gun at home -- not even on school property. If this is not being dictators what is it?

Now some people are asking “why would a kid go into a school and start shooting people.” I would say those are schools that are focused on teaching stupid things instead of the basics, and instead of being concerned about children's well-being and bullying, they are more concerned about advancing their own agenda.

And that agenda includes teaching children about things they are not necessarily prepared to handle - like this extreme sex education stuff.

That is my rant of the day.

Monday, January 20, 2014

I am a believer in ghostly appearances.

I am a believer in ghostly appearances. The reason is that I have had the experience of a couple manifestations of people that I knew before them leaving this world.

I am a senior citizen and because of that, I try to keep my mind as active as possible because I don’t want to "lose it" like a lot of seniors do, for lack of not keeping my mind alive by under-using it. To keep my mind occupied I will sit and start thinking about things and even do math problems in my head. When I get bored of this, then I put on paper the problems I more or less stored in my head. Then I try to blank my mind and think about certain people that have passed away.

What I’m going to say on what I did next scared the hell out of me. This was about 2:30 a.m. and I couldn’t sleep. Lying down on my bed I started thinking about my grandmother who had passed away a long time ago. I remembered how she looked and spoke, and how she would chase my grandfather with her broom for doing what he shouldn’t have been doing.

I was so engrossed in my thinking that, whether it was my imagination or not, she was standing there just staring at me. It felt very real. Like I said it scared the hell out of me, because she wasn’t the best looking woman in the world and to me as a kid at the time that I was living with her she seemed like a witch.

Whoever reads this, I would suggest that if you try this start thinking about someone that has passed away (one that will not scare the hell out of you) and see what happens. See if you can tell if it is imaginary or not. I couldn't say for sure either way, but I know what I think it was. Keep in mind though, that the place has to be really quiet with no noise whatsoever, or it will disturb your concentration. If your concentration was really deep you will have some sort of result. You should also be relaxed and have your body is in a comfortable position.

That is my rant of the day.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Looking at videos.

Looking and videos, I saw this (click the link if the video does not appear for you).

Stop all wars - that is what the president of the USA says he wants to do. So this supposed to be leader, the first war he decides to stop was the Iraq war.  I would say the soldiers who lost their lives and the ones who were wounded but still live (even though some are in bad shape, having lost their legs and/or arms) have seemingly had their sacrifices disregarded pursuit of in his notion.

He also stated that Al-Qaida had been pushed out of Iraq. I wonder if people like him don’t realize that you never walk away from a bunch of killers and torturers. With these sorts of people, the only way to really stop them is to end their miserable lives.  They will not stop simply because America left Iraq.  They will regroup, and they will come back.  They will re-grow and come back at America. In other words, he says the war in Iraq is over, but it isn't really.  Not for Iraqis, nor for Americans.

Now after all the loss of lives and wounds for life, of those that served in that region of the world, really seems to have been for nothing. Al Qaida has came back in Iraq just as strong as ever if not even stronger.

I would like to ask president Obama, if he really conferred with the colonels or generals that fought in that region before stopping this war. I doubt very much that these veterans would have agreed to pulling out of Iraq when they did. These veterans would know that you can’t walk away from this and expect that there won't be consequences later on. They know that if you kill one, more join them. It seems that there is no end to the amount of them that are willing to engage in jihad.

Yes, stopping all wars and the over-use of diplomacy is good protection for those Jihadists, as I see it. That is why I say when this guy’s term is up, I hope the people will elect someone that is aware of how decisions are made on foreign policy and especially when it comes to taking action. Because from all the reports and videos that I watch, I would say that this world is on the brink of a Third World War.  Perhaps it will have a slow build up as Jihadists try to regain their strength and numbers, but there is no visible decline in the root fanaticism that leads to war.

On the other hand, once it gets into full swing, I can safely say that the next war will not linger on for too long. Nuclear weapons will be used (once Iran has them ready) and that will destroy everything and the survivors will suffer and eventually die a painful death.

That is my rant of the day.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Smart people or sneaky people?

I used to read all the sites that I could find in regards to third world countries. Well this morning, after reading the Pakistani site I then went to this site I used to comment quite a bit about what I would read, as to what was going on in that part of the world.

This morning as usual, going site by site to see what kind of news I could find, I got my surprise.  Then I opened the site mentioned above, it opened without any problems but to my slight surprise, it was all written in their own language. I looked all over the page to see if maybe there would be a spot to click for a different language, but there wasn’t any.

I guess they didn’t like some of the comments, or what some people (I'm thinking English-speaking) thought about what was going on.

The only thing I can say to anyone that likes to read about what is going on in third world countries is to forget this one site, unless you can read the language. I get the idea that they don’t want to see any more comments, in regards to their news from us outsiders.

That’s  my beef for today.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


I remember when the environmentalists were saying that the planet is warming up. Then they were saying that the water was rising in the oceans, because icebergs were melting. I can tell you right now, that if the icebergs were melting like they said it were, the water would not rise anymore then what it is at this time or at any time.

Here is why I’m saying this. Anyone can do a little experiment like I did. I took an 8 once glass and filled it up with ice cubes. Then put as much water in it as I could up to the rim, then I let the ice melt and after it had melted there was no spilling of water. The reason is because, whatever volume of space that the ice cubes took, it took the same volume of space when the ice melted.

Once they finally admitted that the planet wasn’t warming up, they decided to change it to climate change.

This is the same type of argument as to what kind of pesticides we can use on our lawns and gardens. Now some of those pesticides that we can’t use that provided better results.  But now we can’t use them. Since some of these pesticides have been banned and now how many diseases have been attributed to mosquito bites? 

That’s my rant for today

Have a good day.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Something is wrong here.

Something is definitely wrong here, unless my thinking is way off base. According to the news I have been reading in regards to Obamacare, a lot of jobs will be lost. Now I read that they want to boost the minimum wage. That would be more money for the employers to pay out. Between Obamacare, and the extras that these employers will have to put out, do you think that is encouraging the employers to keep all their employees on full time jobs? 

 If the employers of big businesses have to reduce the amount of employees they have, because of these two reasons, how many workers would be without a job?  Let me give you an example.  What about these take out places? Could they really afford to pay more than what they are paying now? Of course not.  They are businesses with slim profit margins after their expenses are all paid. So the only recourse for them would be for them to raise the price of their product, if they want to keep their employees. This would be the same for all businesses.

Now what do we get as a result? A lot of loss jobs. More people collecting unemployment benefits and more on welfare and food stamps. What I would like to know is this; how can anyone think that this type of  approach prop up the economy?

That's my rant.  Have a good day.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

American midterm elections, 2014

I guess soon we will hear a lot of lies coming from Democrats blaming Republicans (and vice versa) for all the problems that are going on. I really hope the voters have wakened up to the fact that there is a need for a change in that White House. From what I can read and watching the news in a certain party, there seems to be a lot of yes-people who are not there for the good of the country but only to appease their king and save their jobs. That’s as much as I can say, because I’m not more familiar with the politics of the USA.

From what I have been reading I would say these yes-persons are not looking out for the good of the people but for themselves and with that supposed to be leader, the United States is heading for the bankruptcy department.

With the president's yes-people and big ego, there is no way that he will bring the nation or the economy back up to where it should be. He’s too busy at finding ways to disregard the Constitution to get what he wants (a more liberal state or one that is easily overcome by it's more socialist counterparts). At this time, people’s privacy has more or less been taken away and next it will be free speech.  He will keep going until the country is turned into a third world country or a communist country.

The only thing to do at this time until his term is finally up, is to take some of his yes-people away from him and that can happen in the-election coming up. Not all the yes-people are in the White House.  There are plenty in Congress and the Senate that enable him.  Getting rid of enough of them will start a cleanup and the final cleanup can be done when the King's term is up. Then there might be someone that can be elected that is a leader.  It could be someone that would be worth calling president and not some phony that the USA has now. What you people have now is a leader and I say that word and I say that word (leader) loosely that seems to be only interested in diminishing the country and turn it into a has-been of a world leader.

That is my rant of the day and hoping the voters will vote with their intelligence and do away with his yes people so the country might have a chance of recovery.

Friday, January 10, 2014

I find this quite stupid

While looking at Facebook this morning, I happened to see this article put on Facebook by Dale Jodoin via Yuba Palesado.  It's about someone that tells you how to place your utensils on your plate once finished eating. After you have seen the first pictures on how to do this, you click next to see the other ones. The next ones tell you where the utensils are placed on the table besides your plate and what each utensil is for including the name of these utensils. Then the different types of glasses, which one is for the red wine and which one for the white wine.

I forgot to mention the purpose of placing your utensils on the plate when you’re finished eating, is to show what you thought of the food. Now here is a simple little thing that shows why this world is so screwed up: this is the kind of thinking that does it.

I might be old fashioned, but to me when I’m finished eating, my utensils go back on the plate and I don’t care how they are placed.  It only indicates that I’m finished and that’s all. I have the opinion that if you didn’t like the food in a restaurant you tell them. In a private home you act human and keep your mouth shut just to be polite and not hurt the host’s feelings.  Not all people have the same taste for food on how it’s cooked or prepared, so the host might have liked what they served.

That’s my little rant of the day.

Bon appetite.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The leader of North Korea

The supposedly human-being who is the leader of North Korea, has proven to the world that trash can think and walk on two legs just like a human does. The reason I’m saying is because of what I read on NewsMax last week.

After having his uncle stripped along with his  five associates, they were thrown in a cage with dogs that had been starved for three days.  Apparently the uncle and his associates were eaten alive in a few minutes while, according to the report, 100 officials stood by and watched. This "leader" has nuclear weapons.  With his kind of thinking shouldn’t they be destroyed or taken away and this guy executed? I would say at this time  a person with this kind of arsenal for their military is not safe for the security of the world.

If a man or punk like that can do that to another human, especially a relative, what does he think about the human species? As long as he has those weapons combine with that kind of thinking, he is a clear and present danger to world peace and his weapons should be destroyed - along with him.

Have a good day and stay away from North Korea.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Bloomberg banned e-cigarettes? That's dumb.

Former Mayor Bloomberg of NYC signed into law 22 bills including one banning e-cigarettes where smoking is prohibited. This man doesn’t know a lot of things, including the difference between smoking tobacco and vaporizing. There is no smoke from these cigarettes as its only vapor that comes out and not smoke like smoking tobacco. Any one that sees another smoking these e-cigarettes cannot mistake them for real cigarettes.

The nicotine in these cigarettes are nicotine that is mixed with some kind of oil and there are different strength s that can be useful for weaning yourself off of nicotine altogether, according to how heavily a person was smoking cigarettes before starting to quit smoking by using the e-cigarettes. I was a heavy smoker for 65 years (no kidding). I didn’t have the willpower to quit. With  these cigarettes I started with the nicotine of the strength of 18mg. mix of nicotine and clean nicotine not like the 4000 or 5000 chemicals that are added by the tobacco companies that are very dangerous to one’s health.

Having smoked these cigarettes for a period of two weeks I tried a regular cigarette and after 2 to 3 drags I threw it where it belongs - in the garbage. Once in a while I get the urge to smoke a regular cigarette but when I think of the taste of all the garbage that is added in the cigarettes it changes my mind.

Like I mentioned there is no smoke that comes out.  It is just vapor because the contents of an e-cigarette are heated by a battery and the only thing that comes out is vapor. I am proud to say that only after 3 weeks,  I don’t crave cigarettes anymore. I know in another two weeks I will be ready to use a mix of less nicotine and then after about another month with weaker nicotine still I will have quit that bad habit which was partly to blame for a heart attack brought on by blood cloth too big to pass through my heart. The cardiologist had to put in a stent in my vein leading to the heart. Also because of the plaque build up in my veins the heart lost enough  pressure that my lungs had built up with fluid and it acted as if I was getting a heart attack. An ambulance was called and took me to the hospital and about an hour later and I could not breathe anymore. I was drowning because of the fluid built up in my lungs and I was declared dead by the doctor and after a few minutes I came back.  The point is, smoking was a huge factor in all of this and e-cigarettes are helping me quit, quite successfully so far.

They say if you quit smoking you can add another 10 years to your life. Now I have my chance to see if this is not just a myth. I’m 78 now and if I’m still here at 88 years old then I’ll still be writing my rants. Smoking has cost me a lot of problems health wise.  I would say this an enjoyable way to stop smoking  because you are feeding your body with nicotine that you craved but with 'good' nicotine that is not mixed with all the garbage of chemicals that are added by the tobacco companies.  By diminishing the strength of nicotine a bit at a time a person finally succeeds in quitting this dirty habit. 

If you want to quit smoking but don’t have the will power try the e-cigarette and you don’t need will power. 

Mayor Bloomberg, in a last minute Big Brother, "I know what is best for you"moment, typical of his run as mayor, banned something that has the potential to help a lot of people quit.  One of the benefits of the e-cigarettes is that they mean you can "smoke" without the second hand smoke problem, at least not to the same extent.  But Bloomberg thinks he knows people's health matters better than everyone.  That's dumb.

That's my rant for today

Friday, January 3, 2014

I hope Putin keeps his promise.

While reading Fox News, I noticed an article about Putin making a promise to annihilate the terrorists after the deadly bombings in Russia. If Putin keeps his promise to annihilate the terrorists after the deadly bombings, it will show the world that he cares about the citizens of his country and that he will not use diplomacy as an excuse to not go after them. I do believe that if he does go after them (and I hope he does), because it appears that every day more and more people are getting killed by these radicals and these groups of radicals seem to be getting bigger and bigger with more and more radicals joining them.

Prior to the supposed to be president that the USA has now, there was a president that did care for his fellow citizens, and he would not hesitate to go after these radicals. Now what do they have? A person that is full of talk and who uses diplomacy as an excuse not to go after them. Also whenever an American citizen would get in trouble in a third world country, the previous presidents would all try their best to get their citizen released. Now there's not a word because it would be all over the news if some kind of help would be on the way.

I have never heard of an administration like this White House being ridiculed and mistrusted by so many nations because of the lies, cover-ups and the deceiving of its citizens every time the president or one of his team open their mouth to make some kind of statement. A lot of people in this White House have lied to please this so-called leader.

I believe the way the leader of the USA is behaving, other nations will turn to Putin whenever they need help with something. I can see Russia becoming more popular then what the USA was in the past. I don’t like to make that kind of statement but fact is fact. For example,  Egypt asking the Russians for help even though it was an ally of the USA. I can say there will be more as long as the USA has the leader that it has now.  Putin is no global hero, or champion of people's rights, so he is not the person people should be turning to for solutions or help.  But in the absence of a strong leader in the White House, there aren't really many other options available.

Midterm elections are coming up and I would say it’s time for the number of democrats to be reduced.  With more seats for the Republicans the president will have to be more accountable for his actions or lack of actions. The Republicans would be in a position to do something about what is going on.

My rant and my opinions of the day.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Oversized boxes

This morning while doing some clean up in my kitchen cupboards, I noticed 4 boxes of Barilla cut macaroni (454g each). When I picked them up to move them to a different spot, I found them quite light for the size of the boxes they were. I decided to open one and see the contents and to my surprise for the sizes of the boxes they contained approximately  5/8ths  of the box with macaroni.

I’m not criticizing the price of the product here, but what is with the amount that is put in the boxes?  I realize there is a saying you get what you pay for, but being deceived by the size of the container, is not getting what you are paying for (or you think you are paying for), it's getting ripped off. I know the amount of the contents is marked on the box in that stupid metric system but that really doesn't help me much.  Old antiques like me don’t know anything about that type of measuring. If those boxes would be filled and even double the price then the people would be getting what they pay for according to the sizes of the boxes. You could tell just by looking at the box how much you are getting.  If the company that puts out this product (or other companies and products that do the same) doesn’t want to fill them and charge accordingly, then they should get their boxes made to fit the contents.

I have noticed that there are a lot of oversized containers of product, that are sold that way just to deceive people into thinking that they are getting a good deal until they open it. That is where they get their surprise.

Those are my opinions.

Have a good year in 2014.
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