Wednesday, October 19, 2016

You can't believe the news media?

ABC Owned by Disney – Some of the corporate holdings are in broadcasting and cable, film, music, theme parks, internet, toys and clothing.
In 1998 their chairman had a ten year contract which paid $750,000 a year along with a maximum $15 million a year bonus for financial performance, PLUS shares worth about $550 – $600 million.
While at Disney World the starting salary was $5.95 an hour, after 3 years $13,541 a year. At Disneyland Paris France an average yearly salary of $13,000 - $15000. Also while people in Haiti toiled to make the clothing for Disney they were paid an average of .28 cents an hour. And how many other countries are they in in some way! And there is much more, find out for yourself.

CBS, CW Owned by CBS Corp., Warner Brothers, Westinghouse – Yes from light bulbs, batteries, electric motors, TV's, ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, flashlights, garage door openers, heating, ventilating, air conditioners, solar panels and even books, to providing nuclear energy worldwide, they are involved. Not just the Radio Television news and sports. And there is much more, find out for yourself.

NBC Owned by General Electric, Comcast – Not just Radio and TV, but aviation services, transportation, financial services, real estate, GE Americas. GE Asia, GE Europe, GE Middle East and Africa, Power Electronics, Power Components, Critical Power, Power Conversion, Digital Energy. Gas and Oil, GE Power and Water, GE Appliances, Electronics, Lighting, Electric Insurance Company, GE Health Care. And there is much more, find out for yourself.

FOX Owned by Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. – It's just so much easier to say, what don't they have their fingers in. They own the news worldwide. Their fingers are in Technology, Food, Pepsi and Coke, McDonald's, Wendy's, Wal Mart, lighting and electronics, building automaton, security systems, medical solutions, power generation, transmission and delivery, transportation, General Electric, just to name some. And there is much more, find out for yourself.

All American Multinational Conglomerates.
All big corporations with many more holdings who only care about dollars and how they can get more. NOT about who gets hurt by their filthy greed and NOT about those who struggle trying to make ends meet or who struggle to put a meal on the table...

How can we even begin to expect they will tell us unbiased news without a filter in place to ensure we believe they have nothing to do with the whys? Have nothing to do with the reasons people of other countries think bad of us here in the US?

Look deep enough into their holdings and you'll find gas and oil.
Gas and oil are what have us in many other countries. The rich and powerful of the oil companies went into the other countries and convinced the powers there to take away the land of the people who wouldn't cooperate in taking their oil from under their ground. Eminent Domain.
The left behind citizens revolt and we have war. Wars that we are now involved in because our rich have something to loose and have ?donated? big money to politicians for their campaigns. Politicians who now vote in favor of bills that will benefit the big money donors who helped them. Like it or not, it's bribery. It's selling your soul to the devil, and to hell with the people you represent.

These are not the principals our country was founded upon. This is where we the people have allowed our country to be taken to.
Don't just listen to their words, seek, research and look deeper behind the person and find the truth.

And with the battle that's going on here in the US, with some saying drilling for gas and oil is bad for the environment and research saying it's not.
Who is starting the this?
My truth seeking cynical mind fears a time coming when the big companies take away our land through Eminent Domain to take the oil and gas at a higher profit. And of course, with the governments blessings.

I knew of this from living my life, but I started this writing with only an idea.
I researched before writing.
That research and this writing only took about two and a half to three hours.

Please don't let time be an excuse for you not to seek out your truth. Thanks to the internet it really doesn't take as long as you might fear.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Who AM I ?

What a question! Who can answer it?
I've never met anyone that has a reasonable answer if any at all. I'd guess that each and every one of us if we could find an answer, would have a different answer to that question.

Myself, well I can only say I've spent a lifetime only really seeking peace and happiness. Some days I feel both, some days not. Many days I only find moments of both or even moments of one or the other.
Why must it be so hard a task... I was in a really good place for a long time, but several years ago I lost that. Those who did regularly follow and read here can probably figure out why and I am not going to get into it. At least for now.
So for the past two years I've really only been existing and trying to get out of a funk I allowed myself to get into. (again...) I've been pondering life, pondering love and pondering myself. Just going through the movements of life, stumbling along and existing. Trying to have fun and entertain my weary being.

What have I come to discover and learn? Much that I had learned before but lost sight of.

Peace can not be found without contentment.
    Life is like crossing a log over a stream. On one side is a calm, peaceful pool of water filled with happiness, on the other are rushing waters full of turmoil and sadness. The quicker we climb back on that log where we are content, the sooner we can continue on our path of life. Our journey.
   Falling off of the log of contentment just happens. There can be no happiness without sadness. Without sadness we wouldn't be able to recognize happiness. Without happiness we wouldn't recognize sadness.
    Staying in happiness too long makes sadness tougher to deal with, we become complacent. Staying in sadness causes us to become mired in self pity which causes us to miss out on or not thoroughly enjoy moments of happiness.
    Striving to stay in contentment helps in accepting whatever happens in the moment.

Nothing lasts forever, and everything is changeable.

We are able to give up desires.

Self control is not a punishment. Self control is not torture.
    Learning self control is freedom.
    Freedom to be able to see, learn and understand.
    Learning self control helps to learn the world doesn't revolve around us and
    our expectations of others are always too high.
                                   (They are in their world, I am in my mine.)
    Everything we get from others is only temporary. What we get on our own
    lasts, even if only through what we've learned.
                         (I must find for myself what we I am looking for.)

All ambitions can be abandoned or changed.
    Our past is our history.
    When we get quiet and alone we can examine and question the past to learn
    how to shape and change the future we want.
        (I've found that being alone in nature helps me best when meditating.)

I am not my past, I am not the world around me. It is myself that has the ability to shape and form my life.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Things Learned

The path to what you want begins right beyond your excuses.

If you really want it, you need to step over the excuses.