Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Michael Brown, A "Gentle Giant" or " Juvenile Thug" ?

Michael Brown A Gentle Giant or Juvenile Thug?

One thing is for sure and that is that Big Mike is dead. Whether or not Darren Wilson was attacked by Big Mike is still up in the air because Wilson has remained silent, but how does one get a broken orbital bone? Either Big Mike punched him or  some police officer like Denzel Washington in Training Day made him look like he was attacked.  Multiple questions still remain, but one big one is still bothering me, besides the obvious one how did he get a bullet in the top of his head, but why did he decide to steal those swisher cigarillos? That one bad decision led to a chain of events that cost him his life and a life time of suffering for his friends, family, and Darren Wilson. 

Michael Brown A Gentle Giant or Juvenile Thug? 

Personally I have been arrested 3 times, all alcohol related, I feel I may have a drinking problem, and when I saw the surveillance video of Big Mike stealing those cigars it took me back to my first petty crimes when I was 15 and all ready a regular drinker, I would walk into gas stations grab a few beers and run out. I did that regularly for two years and never got caught, I stopped because my buddy had a fake Id printing program on his computer and he printed me off a laminated Oklahoma ID which I used until I was 21. However, for the most part I feel that I was a good kid, I maintained a 3.0, I was on the basketball team, hell I even went to Sunday School.
The point I am trying to make is that Michael Brown might have been all these things as well, a decent young man who had made stupid mistakes, I can relate to this and Michael Brown, and I bet the vast majority of American men do as well. 

Michael Brown A Gentle Giant or Juvenile Thug?

However, though I have been arrested, I have always been taught to respect authority, especially Police officers. Two times in my life police officers have pointed their weapons in my face! The first, when I was a senior in high school and we were drinking and smoking in a public park after mid night. Police rolled up shined the spot light, we froze like deer, he came walking over to all of us with a flashlight in one hand and his gun in the other swinging it back and forth at all of us, I almost shit my pants. We had our hands in the air, I think I may have had a beer in one of mine, but we were compliant to everything he asked, he made us pour out all our beer and the police officer bounced. 

The second time a police officer pointed their weapon at me was a few years later when I was a raging 19 year old alcoholic.I was drunk and  crashed my vehicle into a fence, it just so happens that a police officer lived there. My vehicle high centered on the fence and I was trying to push it free. The police officer came outside in his underwear with a shot gun, cocked it and pointed it in my face. He barked at me to lie down, I complied, and I went to jail.  I knew I had done wrong and I am still ashamed. However, I did what he told me, like Eric Cartman, "I respected his authoritayy!" The point I am trying to make is that police just don't start blasting rounds off, for the most part...I am not saying that there is not any nasty, crooked ass cops out there but for the most part they are just doing their job, keeping the peace, which is hard to do. 

Tupac said "The penitentiaries are packed and they are filled with Blacks!" and Richard Pryor said " Thank God For Penitentiaries." I think Black men as a whole are having an identity crisis, it is so much easier for someone to blame someone else, than it is to turn that finger back to themselves for some critical analysis and self reflection on what they themselves could be doing better. 

It seems that the majority of Black American men are more concerned being "Black" than they are being American. Is it an image thing? FUCK THE POLICE COMING STRAIGHT FROM THE UNDERGROUND! Both rappers ICE CUBE and T in real life are softer than Charmin toilet paper, who act as police officers on TV and in film, but yet their rapper personality is that of a thug, but I bet they do not shoot any body or have any body shot because they have too much to lose and it always comes back to respecting other people. Big Mike obviously had a problem respecting peoples authority. If that was him in the security video he obviously did not respect that store cashier who was in charge of that store and it made him look even worse, when  confronted Big Mike did not comply but became violent.  The exact same scenario possibly could have happened when Michael Brown was confronted by Darren Wilson later that day. When confronted by the store cashier if Mike would have given back the cigars, would  the cashier still  have called the police? Would Darren Wilson still have shot Mike? The point I am trying to make is every thought you make leads to an action, and your actions lead to reactions, so try to think right and you will do right. It all comes back to respect.

America simply wants to blame race, its all over the news.. again. Everybody is yelling and not saying anything, again, because this controlled chaos is what the news loves. Michael Brown has been on Google Trends for a week and with James Foley getting decapitated, hate, fear, and racism is all over the news, with just a pinch of Nicki Minaj's ass thrown in there to keep everybody glued to the "Boob Tube".  Wake UP America!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pugs Kick Ass!

Pugs Are Awesome Dogs!

I used to own a fawn pug named Bandit he is dead now because he was a dumb shit and liked to take naps in the middle of the road and he got ran over, however he was a great dog and I highly recommend anyone to get a pug, but like any type of dog there are advantages and drawbacks and this article is about my pug bandit and I hope you get one, however they  do have their disadvantages. Bandit was a cool Pug, cooler than most pugs because he trained easily, which apparently pugs are horrible to train from what I have heard from other owners. Unless you have a biscuit in your hand they could give a shit about you. Pugs can learn to do all sorts of tricks except fetch, that is not their specialty if you want a dog to fetch then you probably should get a lab, but if you want a really kick ass dog then a pug is a the way to go. Bandit would sit on the couch like a human with his back up against the cushion for hours I have never seen a dog do that before or since, also pugs are surprisingly fast runners and high jumpers, if you leave a slice of pizza on the table do not be mad when you see your pug munching down your last piece of pizza, because it will happen for sure.

Pugs like to run around in circles a lot!

Bandit would get excited all the time and start running through the house and he would run into the walls periodically when he lost his footing, one time his eye popped out of socket a little bit and we had to take him to the vet,  because of their flat faces they are prone for their eyes to pop out , but he still was a kick ass dog even if he did have a droopy eye.  Seriously, if you can put up with a dog that sheds like crazy, then a pug is the way to go, they will fill your life with love and good times!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Writing Ideas Can Make You Wealthy

Writing Ideas can come to you randomly at any moment

You have to be ready when inspiration strikes you and take advantage because you might not be able to remember that great idea that came to you on the freeway and it is not like you can write it down, at that time, so invest in yourself and your future writing ideas. Buy a recorder, along with many small note pads, and wait for inspiration to strike, because it will when you least expect it.

What Writing Ideas Will Inspire You?

What do you like to do, write about it. What do you enjoy watching on TV? Sports, reality TV, news, movies, concerts, cooking, the areas are very broad and diverse. If you do not know exactly what you like to write about, try this. Write once a day about anything that seems interesting to you that day and after about two months of writing look at all of your topic ideas and search for a topic that might be the majority of your writing ideas, this could be the beginning of your writing focus and eventually if you keep it up, you could make money on your blogs that you wrote years ago. Millions of people read blogs everyday some of them are several years old, however if you have good writing ideas people will find you and your writings. How can you capitalize off of  your random writings? Well there are really only two ways to make money off of the internet and that is selling products or by advertising on your blog once it become popular and generates a lot of traffic. If you are new to blogging then it will be very hard to start generating traffic to your unknown blog. This was my problem, my blog was so new that Google Ads would not even except my request to join their affiliate program, so I started to  search the web for avenues on how I could make money off of my random writing ideas.

Writing Ideas Will Help You Find Yourself

I write everyday not because I want to but because I am compelled to do so. My life is finite and by the time you read this I might already be dead, Hell I am just keeping it real. Right now why I am alive I am wanting to make money with my writings, even if I do not make money I will keep writing, so I might as well start making money off of my writing ideas if that makes sense to you, the reader. I found the right program for me and I believe it to be the best on the internet today a blog that allow me to write about anything I please, and earn 100% commissions on products that are sold through my blog. People from around the world are blogging their way to financial freedom and so can you. If I can do it, then a high school student could start making serious money online and so could your grandmother. I joined the Empower Network and I started making money by doing 3 things.
  1. Blog Everyday, about anything that interests you!
  2. Tell People
  3. Stick with it
If you do these three things you will start to make money with your writing ideas. I have made money with the Empower Network and I know that you can as well. So Sign up for only 25$, that is cheap, you spend that on one dinner, so invest in yourself and you will not be sorry, this could change your life, you are either going to join or not, so get in and start blogging your way to financial freedom with me! KG

Friday, August 17, 2012

Elvis's Legacy Will Last Forever

Elvis Presley’s Legacy Will Last Forever! “Before Elvis, there was nothing.” Famously quoted by John Lennon, talk about high praise, by one of rock n rolls legend praising, “The King.” Elvis will forever be linked to the foundations of rock and roll, combining black R & B, with gospel, soul, and country folk blues, Elvis is one of the pioneers in modern music and his platinum selling albums might hold records for as long as there are statisticians. The 1950’s was the beginning of a musical revolution and Elvis was at the epicenter, one could argue that the 50’s was the greatest decade of music in the 20th century with artists like Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, and Little Richard and that is just with Rock and Roll, when you consider all of the monumental jazz artists, like Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, and Louis Armstrong, the fifties are solid. Everyone has an Elvis story, whether you met him sometime or where you were when he died he had a profound impact on your life. With me, Elvis is linked to my grandmother and I cannot think about Elvis without thinking fond memories of my dear grandmother who would play Elvis tapes and we would sing along with the records and she would coach me on how to dance, I probably was 6, but the memories stand out, I remember my grandmother’s older sister telling me a story of when Elvis came to Little Rock, and she met him and shock his hand and she said she was never going to wash her hand again and that stands out in my mind. For one man to have so much influence and power it truly is mind boggling, Elvis had so much power he brought a weapon in to the White House when he met Nixon, only Elvis could have done that. Back in the mid 90’s my grandparents took me to Memphis for the first time to see the Titanic exhibit and to go to Grace Land, it was one of the best experiences of my childhood it stands out in my mind as an epic adventure, and we all went to the Memphis Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. When we entered there was this old black man wearing a cape and I noticed that he had two much younger white women with him, it turned out that this man was none other than Ike Turner, I met Ike Turner, shook his hand got my picture taken with him and made the Memphis News because there was a news crew from a local station. Memphis just has so much American history both good and bad intertwined you can feel the vibe, an aura of the city, like it is alive, within a place like Memphis Elvis lives and he will continue to live for as long as Memphis is city, which possibly could exist for thousands of years, considering how old the original Memphis is in Egypt. Elvis could be the Ramses of New Memphis and the King’s legacy will live on in the embodiment of the cities living spirit. Imagine Ramses with Memphis, Egypt, that is what Elvis is to Memphis, Tennessee! KG

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Watch IT Today!

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, is one of my all time favorite movies! If you have not seen Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas you need to see it today, download it off the web or go rent a VHS or something but you have to see it today. It is about a reporter and his lawyer who go on a drug bender in Las Vegas and the movie is just incredibly awesome, it stars Johnny Depp as the reporter and Benicio Del Toro, as his lawyer, it was released in 1998 and to me is both actors best movie or my favorite movie of both actors. Each time I watch the movie I catch something that I did not notice before or a scene that I watch takes on a different meaning than it did five years ago when I watched it. I saw my VHS copy today and popped it into my VCR, which has gone the way of the Dinosaur, but none the less I have all these movies on VHS why buy them on Blu Ray until the Video tape unravels, besides Blu Ray High Definition literally hurts my eyes with its pure clarity, but any way the movie has started to evolve in my mind as I grow older and really grasp what is being described and the scene that grabbed my attention today is when the reporter realizes that he is in Las Vegas to write a story and he cannot do LSD all night with his lawyer, so after smoking out of a light bulb and meditating he sits down at his typewriter and writes about San Francisco in 1965 during “The Great Acid Wave” and the dance club called The Matrix and being a “Street Freak” he was right in the epicenter of the counter culture movement. He scores some LSD and is in the bathroom when he spills half of it on his shirt at the same time a young hippie comes, in who you might recognize from a popular band, he asks, “What’s the trouble”? The reporter informs the man that he has spilt LSD on his shirt and the hippie starts to lick it off of his shirt when a business man in a suit walks in shocked to see this occurring. The reporter recalls,”With a bit of luck his life was ruined forever.” The reporter starts to have “strange memories” pondering to himself has it been 5 years already since the “peak that will never come again, San Francisco in the middle 60’s was a very special place to be a part of…” and “ no explanation can….touch that sense of knowing that you were alive, in that corner of time in the world.” The reporter steps away from his typewriter and opens the curtains and stares out the window, “There was a universal sense that what we were doing was right, that we were winning, that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of all evil…We had all the momentum, we were riding the crest of a high beautiful wave, so now less than five years later you can go on top of a hill in Las Vegas and look west and with the right kind of eyes, you can almost see the high water mark that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.” This scene is so captivating because it made me start to ponder my life and what should I be doing with the little time I have on this planet to be alive. The reporter is dead now but he lived during the most radical time of change in American history, “ that corner of time in the world.” He left his fingerprint on the world, his stake in the ground that said, “I was here.” Even if all he did was get high and write about it, that is what he did and his words will live on forever, because he is linked to the time in which he lived. So my question is what will I be linked to, what will I do to be remembered, because it is not about money my friend, a rich man in Manhattan is made of flesh and bone just the same as the homeless man pissing himself right now on Mission Street in San Francisco and death for both of them is certain, you cannot take your gold with you. What do you want to work for? What do you want to live for? How do you want to be remembered? What are you going to do to achieve your goals? I will tell you this you cannot fear anything, fear of failure or fear of humiliation, because in the end it does not matter. Life is always on the edge of death, you cannot fear it, you cannot escape, you must embrace it and run with it and live life with love in your heart and a determination to make something of yourself and leave the world a better place, or at least a different place, make future generations envious of the corner of time in the world where you are living today, and in their envy they will be inspired to do the same.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

John Lennon Was A Dreamer, Are You?

John Lennon was a dreamer, are you? John Lennon followed his dreams and turned them into his reality, he did not just sit on his butt and wish he had, or thought man I should have done this or that or the other, no he just did it. So just do it, like Nike says. Lennon loved music and started a band, brought in George and Paul, but Lennon was the glue that brought them together, because he had a vision, he had a dream to become a legend and he accomplished that, and when he said The Beatles were bigger than Jesus, he was not kidding and he was telling the truth. So what are we going to do with the time that we have left on this planet, while the blood is still pumping through our veins and while are brains are still firing? How can we become John Lennon, not that I want to become a songwriter but maybe you do, so start writing, what are you waiting for, just do it. Phil Jackson, the legendary coach for Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, once said “You are going to miss 100% of the shots that you do not take.” This quote is profound on many levels because when you first read it your like, “duh” yea that is common sense Phil, but truly think about it, what do you want to do with the short amount of time you have left on this planet, what makes you happy, what is your purpose, and if you think you do not have a purpose, then focus on what make you happy, how can you achieve your bliss, by finding bliss. However, if you never take a chance on your dreams then how do you expect to achieve them, how do you ever expect to find your bliss and nirvana if you never follow your heart in search of these truths? You have to act, you have to do, something. I cannot tell you what that is only you can find it within yourself. John Lennon was a dreamer, but after he dreamed he became a doer and that is where most people fail when it comes to their full potential, and I am no different, but today is the day that we all start the path to not just follow but to actually achieve our dreams. John Lennon was exceptional and a genius when it came to art, where do you excel? Maybe you think, well I want to do this but I have to do that. Why can you not do both? Every minute that you see tick by on your computer screen is another minute that you can never take back, what dream do you want to see become a reality. Stop living someone else’s dream and start living yours, because this life is what we make it and stop being like everyone else who blames their misfortunes on everyone but themselves, take action, stand up for yourself, do not take the path but blaze your own trail.

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Big Island Of Hawaii Is A Must See! Go Now!

I wish I was back on the Big Island of Hawaii; it was a paradise with nice ocean breezes all day and 80 degrees both day and night all year round. Yea, you have to worry about a lava flow every once in a while but shit you have to worry about tornadoes and floods at my current home in Arkansas. Most people would rather go to Waikiki or Maui, with major cities, but I really enjoyed the rural atmosphere on the Big Island it felt like I was back home in Arkansas except it was 80 degrees in July and not 106 and the plants and flowers were so exotic and beautiful it made me feel like I was in the movie Avatar, man I wish I could live there, it was the coolest place I have ever been in my life. From the black sand beaches to swimming with giant turtles it truly seemed as if I was on another planet, which makes me appreciate the miracle of life on Earth. The Big Island is so special it has the most beautiful sand beaches ranging from light brown sand as fine a talcum powder, to coarse black sand, to even a rarer green sand beach! The island captivated me like no other place that I have ever been, the beaches were practically secluded and you had as much room as you wanted to lay out and bury yourself into the sand and just watch the ocean and all the beautiful women walk by and the birds were so rare and unique to just that island, to observe a bird that can only be found in Hawaii is something special, because Hawaii is just that special, with no snakes and predators, it is no wonder that customs is so strict and I do not blame them one bit, it is good that the state want s to preserve the natural beauty for future Americans and tourists a thousand years from now. The state parks are just awesome, throwing a Frisbee in the cool island breeze with a massive mountain, with its sharp jagged peaks is awe inspiring, the parks are just a real hotspot for tourists and locals alike , if lived there I would be on the beach or at a park everyday, who would ever want to blog or watch TV when you had the most beautiful scenery on the planet to observe mother earths matchless creations. Remember Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan? Captain Kirk’s baby mama the scientist, had created the Genesis Machine that could create life on a dead planet in just a few hours and when she showed Kirk her cave project with its lush vegetation and wildlife she says, “Can I cook or Can’t I?” That is how I feel about the Big Island of Hawaii. Also a great place to eat and drink great beer is the Big Island Brewhaus, which is the highest micro brewery above sea level in Hawaii, great salsa and beer man you will leave there with the “itus” guaranteed and if you want to eat the best sushi in your life you need to go to Roy’s, that place is the bomb, with tuna caught about 500 yards away, talk about fresh, and delicious. Man, I miss the Big Island of Hawaii!!