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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Never-ending Fools with Guns = Never-ending American Gun Tragedies


Never-ending Fools with Guns = Never-ending American Gun Tragedies
by Brian Thomas Armstrong

“In a study of 23 high-income nations, 87 percent of children under age 15 killed by guns
lived in 
the United States. 
       The same study found that the gun homicide rate for teens and young adults
in the U.S. ages 15-24 was 42.7 higher than in the other high-income countries combined.” (http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/)

Last year in the beginning of 2013, a 3 year old boy in South Carolina got a hold of a small pink hand-gun that looked like a toy, and then accidentally and fatally shot himself in the head. The boy’s seven year old sister was also in the room with the child, luckily avoiding being shot herself while her and her brother played with the small hand gun in a bedroom unattended. The children’s grandparents where both in another room when the boy shot himself; his parents were not home.

This year after several more well publicized mass-shootings and heated political debates on the subject of gun control, and mostly stalemate over the right to bare arms, there has not been much national progress in reducing or solving gun violence, let alone addressing public carelessness when it comes to active gun control and gun ownership.

The latest shooting range accident involving a nine year old girl at the Burgers and Bullets Range in White Hills, Arizona, highlights the reckless stupidity factor of gun nuts, when the young girl fatally shot her shooting range instructor in the head with an Uzi sub-machine-gun while being taught to fire the weapon on - FULL AUTO!

The tragedy at Burgers and Bullets was not a first national travesty of stupidity involving a young child at a firing range being given Uzi sub-machine-gun lessons. In 2008, an 8-year-old Christopher Bizilj also tragically and accidentally killed himself while shooting an Uzi at a Massachusetts gun show

A 2013 USA Today article stated that according to the New England Journal of Medicine – “Nationally, guns still kill twice as many children and young people than cancer, five times as many than heart disease, and 15 times more than infection.” That statistic is a national embarrassment to a modern American society that arrogantly prides itself at being worldly perceived as - the Greatest Nation on Earth. Our actions unfortunately tend to speak louder than our self-indulgent words when it comes to overseas perceptions of our true societal and governmental intellectual greatness.
Fools with guns cause just as much pain and tragedy as being mentally ill with a handgun. Universal background checks help, but certainly they are not a cure for a lack of common sense, sanity, or human decency in the firearm owner. What we need are good reasons for someone to have a hand gun permit in order to get a hand gun, funded safety courses that do not involve machine gun lessons, and of course thorough background checks - Then society as a whole can truly say that we are all using common sense, rationality, and human decency ourselves when it comes to real gun control and public safety in America - For All Americans.

Gun Violence & Children - http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/
Ø  2694 children and teens died from guns in 2010. That’s a roughly equivalent to a Newtown
massacre every three days.
Ø  Between 1979 and 2010, more children and teens died from guns
(119,079) than U.S. soldiers in the wars in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan combined.
Ø  In a study of 23 high-income nations, 87 percent of children under age 15 killed by guns lived in
the United States. The same study found that the gun homicide rate for teens and young adults
in the U.S. ages 15-24 was 42.7 higher than in the other high-income countries combined.
Ø  More than half of youth who commit suicide with a gun do so with one obtained from their
home—and more often than not, the gun belonged to a parent.
Ø  In 2009, more 15-19 year-olds died from gun violence than any other cause except motor
vehicles.
Ø  In 2010, 82 U.S. children under the age of five died from guns.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Obama offers us hopelessness again instead of hope & we still take it!

You know things are bad in this country when a life long Social-Democrat like myself, starts sharing and agreeing with Republican Up-Tight-Whitey Right-Wing Propaganda.      THANKS ALLOT OBAMA!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Vote for Stupid!


Start voting with your heart and conscious, rather than what material things you will gain if that person is elected - then greedy and stupid won't elect greedy and stupid. 

Public Servants or Public Tyrants?


This is how your "public servants" protect and serve themselves - Police and Politicians are only interested in what you can do for them! Otherwise you are just a cash cow to politicians, or cattle for the slaughter to an increasingly militant American police force.


- news.yahoo.com - 

A St. Louis County police officer, who was seen pushing a CNN anchor during protests in Ferguson, Mo., this week, was suspended from duty after a controversial video surfaced, in which he fashions himself as a merciless killer.

“I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord and savior, but I’m also a killer,” said officer Dan Page, a 35-year veteran, in the video. “I’ve killed a lot. And if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me. I have no problems with it. God did not raise me to be a coward." Page added, “I’m into diversity — I kill everybody. I don’t care."


Friday, August 22, 2014

Obama’s Endless Boehner Moves


"Every time the president unilaterally re-writes the law and ignores the Constitution, he does damage to the institutions of our democratic government, and undermines further the bonds of trust between that government and the American people." (John Boehner) - Not to mention that Obama also makes Democrats look just as crooked as Republicans every time he targets rivals and critics by illegally using government agencies as his Hench men - Uses his extensive education in constitutional law to circumvent the constitution, rather than uphold it - Chastises Congress for not working with him, then intentionally breaks the law by bi-passing Congress in order to exchange a war deserter for five Taliban terrorists so they can plot more death and destruction on Americans and others World-Wide. Obama's worst crime could be perceived as making Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and the rest of his Up-Tight-White-Right coalition - Actually look like they were right all along about the Obama Administration, and even more damaging; the "New" Democratic parties moral political ethics in general!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Obama Israel


Social Security Disability Insurance is predicted to run out in 2016 - Do you see politicians giving a damn - They are to busy still playing "The Cold World War" to give one rat's ass about their own people here at home. Obama is not your new hope - He is just another Corporate Puppet Dope!


"Part of the U.S. offensive in Iraq involves targeting millions of dollars of its own equipment given to the Iraqi Army during the U.S. occupation and later seized by Islamic State militants after they seized two Iraqi military bases this summer. According to Reuters, some of the hardware the U.S. is attempting to destroy includes M1 Abrams tanks (about $6 million per), Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (about $1 million per), and 53 M198 Howitzer cannons ($527,337 per).
Reuters estimates that the U.S. spends somewhere between $84,000 and $104,000 to destroy between $1 and $12 million of its own military hardware per airstrike." By David Ludwig

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Nut Factory


The Nut Factory
by Brian Thomas Armstrong

    When I first arrived here I would sleep in the back of a truck-bed in my living room. I would wake up in the morning with nothing much to do, wondering, searching in my mind as to what I should partake in during my stay here - and then I found the factory, the old man told his visitor, with an enthused gleam in his eye.
    I started out by pulling taffy, and then tediously but joyously stretching it back and forth along the long walls of the factory’s warehouse. I then started making furniture so that I would have something to sit in while chewing on the fruits of my laborious creations. Then I started making shoes for the long walks I endured, and then grew to love, along the trail that I take to the market located in the middle of our town square in order to sell all the goods that I make, the old man said, brimming with pride.
    My success grew remarkably fast, so I then hired some of the locals that no one else would seem to hire, although they were perfectly fine men and women in my view,  and together we built the small industrial empire that you see here today, all based on candy and shoes that took the local business community around here by great surprise, creating many friends, and also a few formidable enemies if you know what I mean , he winked at his visitor looking very satisfied with himself – I am very very busy now as you can see, and I can hardly remember that dark place the state of my mind seemed to be trapped in before, when I was actively drinking that is. “I know how you feel pop, I’ve also been in that same dark place many times before,” the old man’s son told him in a somewhat solemn response. I’m very busy now as you can see, and I really must go, his father repeated once more. His son told him he wanted to come visit him again soon, and also bring some books back for him to read next time. Oh yes please do - said his father - but never mind the books, there is much for you to learn and do here, and I am in desperate need of help with my factory, as you can see I am very busy here. “I would like that allot pop,” replied his son, a sad smile was on his face as a tear started to well up in his eye. There was also a frazzled looking, somewhat confused and distracted smile on his father’s face as well, as father and son faced each other from across the long wooden table. Very fine then, said the old man, it was assuredly nice to see you again, and as I said before, I am very very busy here, and the factory needs me as you can see.  “OK pop, it was great to see you too,” he reached over and held/shook his dads hand for a brief minute, and then he stood up and left the room, forcing himself not to look back at his father as he walked away.
    The son looked back at the tall ominous brick building that housed/incarcerated his father as he often did, while walking slowly away from it towards his automobile in the always half empty dirt parking lot in front of the asylum. He was once again trying desperately to hold back the flood of welling tears that threatened to pour down the front of his youthful face. This was a sad routine he knew very well, and expected every time he left one of his few and fewer in-between visits with his disturbed father. He made another silent vow to himself that he would visit the institution more often – after all, his father certainly needed him now, more than he ever had before.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Southern Child Exodus Problem


The Southern Child Exodus Problem
by Brian Thomas Armstrong

When President George W. Bush signed the law into effect in 2008 that guaranteed immigration hearings for most unaccompanied minors caught trying to cross the Mexican and Canadian border, there was little to no objection nor protest from society, nor the two main political factions of Republicans or Democrats that control American society, and certainly not from the religious right to which Bush was pandering to at the time, using child sex trafficking as the main justification for the enactment of the law.

The present day immigration problems and controversies brewing over these unaccompanied immigrant children, are that the law only covers children who are foreign citizens from our neighboring borders/countries of Mexico and Canada with assured lengthy and expensive due process rights once apprehended by U.S. authorities, not South American and other countries unaccompanied children. The combination of that law and Obama’s past perceived soft spot,  especially down south for immigration reform and easier pathways to citizenship have opened up the flood gates of illegal immigration crossings on our border with Mexico, especially children to overwhelming proportions. The perpetrating South American countries, their people, and their governments certainly haven’t changed in the past decade, the governments and therefore the main offending countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador are just as corrupt, violent, and miserable to live in if you’re not a wealthy tourist as they have always been. What has changed is that Children “refugee’s” from their nations chaos has become the highlight news story in America. A family with children, single moms with kids, and of course the lone migrant worker were easily lumped in together for deportation with-out pulling to many heart strings in the media, or of course the main staple of American social hysteria, - Republican, Democrat, and somewhere in-between factions that perpetually use crisis, any form of crisis, to their vindictive and selfish political advantages.

The cost of housing and feeding these children is not “really” the issue here. After spending billions upon billions on senseless wars that go nowhere, and then sit back and watch the places we invaded after we pull out revert back to even more chaos than when we first interjected ourselves on these countries lives, when we of course finally get tired of the enormous cost, or all of a sudden once again realize/remember the futility/folly of war - we as a people can hardly bitch about how much it will cost us to feed hungry children. This is truly a political crisis, a humanitarian crisis, a local government spending crisis along the southern border, but hardly a national crisis for American society. What this crisis is to the Average American, and should be, is a crisis of conscience. 

What should be done about this new immigration “crisis” you say – we should simply follow our laws as they stand now, follow our hearts and American sense of decency and humanity, thus redeeming ourselves in the eyes of the World, God, and most importantly Ourselves.


Brian Thomas Armstrong – The Southern Child Exodus Problem
The Social Hysteria Blog – http://thesocialhysteriablog.com

Saturday, July 19, 2014

American Made Foreign Enemies


Maybe we should actually promote peace instead of using that quote as a cover story to promote war!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

High Plains Grifter


A Social Esteem Problem


A Social Esteem Problem
by Brian Thomas Armstrong


A glance in the mirror
A shiver of shame
Every day the mornings the same
A dread of going into school
Knowing the rule
Beauty is skin deep
And that is as far as people see
Slink down the hall
They kick my books
Go to my locker
They snicker to each other about my looks
They never care about what it’s like to be me
They don’t “feel” or “hear” me
They only see
 

Grumpy Cats Dead


Obama's flip/flop talk on child immigration and deportation


I know I do not seem like much of a “realist” when I say this but, when un-accompanied children escape from their F’ed up, crooked, dangerous, and incredibly violent country, especially towards vulnerable women and children; I quit waving the flag, wagging my tongue about how they are going to over-run and overwhelm us, and then I take them in, feed them, house them, and educate them, then you really have lived up to America’s lofty judgmental, self-righteous ideals, and showed the children and people of the world you can put your ideals, ethics, moral authority, and yes lots of excess money where your mouth is - instead of flip/ flop political talk that helps no one (World-Wide), including ourselves.  (BTA)

A Square Circle of Stars


The Happy Digital Devil


I am the savior of the world and the murderer of society. I am a crying desperate but happy sobriety confronting a miserable laughing drunk! I am ignorance, understanding, and wisdom simultaneously together in three different corners. I am human nature and therefore I am social hysteria!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Angel of Light



The purest Gods grant your prayers by denying you your petty wants and greed's,
and giving you what you truly need.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Marriage Wisdom from an Old-Married-Fool


Marriage Wisdom from an Old-Married-Fool
by Brian Thomas Armstrong
     Anyone who contemplates marriage usually has deep seeded spoken or un-spoken doubts, reservations, and fears mostly instilled by their friends and family, not to mention society in general about whether they can actually spend the rest of their lives with someone and still love them in the twilight years of their marriage; rather than want to kill them, blame them, and secretly hate them for years of a fruitless marriage and a  hopelessly trapped existence with no obvious  way out but an expensive and emotionally devastating divorce, or merciful death.
     The truth to why many marriages fail before their ten year mark is in fact an obvious one that has existed since the creation of the short double worded statement -“I Do.”  The real reason that many marriages fall apart is plain and simple SEX, or more to the point – THE LACK OF IT
     For the wife in the relationship marriage becomes more about emotional love over the years rather than the sexual act of the mechanical relational aspect of love. The trappings of family life and marriage meld into responsibility and commitment for the female psyche that hinges more towards stability rather than sexuality. For the male partner in the long term relationship though, the husband still remains a young boy in his mind, especially when confronted with ongoing and increasingly more complicated responsibility and unquestionable commitment. To the husband sex is usually still the major foundation of their marriage and love becomes either a convenience, or increasingly more of an inconvenience; mostly again depending on his needs and not his partners.
     The more the husband is denied sex when he feels he requires it or has earned it, the more the vicious cycle of sexual animosity manifests itself to both parties involved. The more the husband acts up or acts out, the more his wife withholds the sex from her husband that he feels entitled to under law. Finally the boy/man convinces himself that his entitlement to sex as a “man,” goes beyond his marriage and the indiscriminant cheating and drawn out affairs begin to happen, dooming his marriage to its inevitable failure.
     Cheaters always get caught in a marriage and husbands always realize what fools they were to begin with too late in the game. They proceed to beg for their wife’s forgiveness and for them to take them back, conditionally or more unlikely unconditionally. Whether the wife does take him back, or simply and silently puts up with and endures their spouses indiscretions once again is solely based on their paternal or internal perceptions of marital responsibility and commitment, rather than giving their husbands more sex at this point; in fact the opposite usually occurs sexually and the husband gets even less tang than he did before after self-creating the isolated capsule that he has made for himself trying to fly to the moon on his own terms.
     Once the thin line has been crossed between love and hate for the female psyche there is usually no turning back for her or her husband and the “mutual breakup” becomes inevitable. This occurrence in the female’s mindset usually is followed by the negative and unproductively sorry for himself – male hurt feelings. This state of mind on the husbands part reverts the man even further into the mentality of the young boy he wishes he still was,  and then proceeds to compound his marital problems even more, usually just in time for his also inevitable – MID LIFE CRISIS.
    The bottom line and conclusion to this admittedly seemingly hostile to the male mentality and its attached physical genital appendage that gets husbands in so much financial, legal, and emotional trouble,  is that the ones who stay together for that eternity of bliss, and sometimes not so blissful happily ever after marriage are the ones that :
1.       Do so out of both love and fear – love/fear of their spouses or, fear of living alone now that they are past their prime and damaged goods on the open glutted dating meat market. (not the best reason)
2.       Secure and subdue their lust while ensuring and cultivating their love by mutual respect, communication, commitment,  and responsibility to each other rather than individually self-interpreting all four of the fore-mentioned marital musts that a couple need to share in order to have a healthy, working,  and more importantly happy marital relationship.
3.       Egos must be eliminated, trust must be initiated, and humility must be cultivated.
  The reason I focused on the male faults that hinder a successful marriage is that I am a male, egotistical, selfish, ex-cheating, self-loathing, little boy trapped in a man’s body, twice married old fool, who feels the need and obligation to impart some hard earned marital wisdom in order to hopefully save someone else the regrets of learning them later in life rather than sooner. It is also good to remember that “Till Death Do Us Part,” is just another statement that people use when put on the spot that really means they have no clue what so ever as to whether that is really a good thing or a bad thing, or that they are really capable of the hard work, tough choices, and tests of mutual faith needed to make that statement a good thing, and true representation of reality in both the couples future.
Good luck and good loving to anyone who is contemplating making the big step into the big plunge, sincerely - Brian Thomas Armstrong



Praying to the Yoni


Mothers Love


Mother Mary


God's Will On Earth


We are all slaves to God’s will on Earth
Like slaves we can still have free will
We can choose to run from God
We can choose to serve god
Or we can choose to leave this World

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Top Ten Simple Truths of Life as We Know It


The Top Ten Simple Truths of Life as We Know It
by Brian Thomas Armstrong


#1.  When governments leave their people nothing left to lose; people choose to lose their governments.
#2.  People who judge others refuse to understand others; people who understand other people refrain from judging them.
#3.  What we don’t know won’t hurt us; unless it is hurting us already and we just don’t know it.
#4. When things get tough; the weak pack up and leave as fast as they can.
#5. Life is merely an illusion you have created in order to punish yourself for being alive.
#6. Success is usually not a matter of earning it or deserving it; it is usually a matter of opportunity happening to those who were born into it, and usually need it the least.
#7. Ignorance is bliss; suffering is knowledge.
#8. It is better to be dictated by your own flawed logic than someone else’s.
#9. The only thing that you need to instill into your children is forgiveness and unconditional love; it is up to them to understand why, and then learn to use it in their own lives.
#10. A fool listens to a wise man and learns nothing; a wise man listens to a fool and learns - he does not want to be the fool.


The Devil Tempts


Cleansing Rain



A Cleansing Rain
by Brian Thomas Armstrong

Simple tears cleanse my soul
They gently role from cheek to cheek
They heal my wounds of self-infliction
They turn my heart’s aggression meek
My emotions drain and re-arrange in patterns on my face
Dark laced clouds accumulate
And send their cleansing pain
But bright new colors sometimes follow rain

Quandary


Quandary
by Brian Thomas Armstrong

Of all the words I hate to hear
None is worse that comes to ear
Through rain and thunder
Ringing clear
Like gigantic tears on dried skin leather drum-heads 
beating
I love you
But do you hate me?

When were alone together
Feeling whole but somehow incomplete
Enclosed with me in our tiny piece of eternity
Unspoken words start to march in my head
They feed my fears
They defeat my facades
They rape what’s dear
They breed what’s bleeding
Then cage what’s free
Marching me ever closer to the thoughts
I refuse to speak because I will not hear them
Screaming
I hate you
But do you love me?

Try to Take My Weed - I Dare Ya!


Saturday, June 7, 2014

The World as we Know It


The World as we know it
By Brian Thomas Armstrong


The world as we know it 
Can be black or white
It is whiter for others who can see its inner light 
Darker for those who have no inner sight
It is brighter for some whether cloudy or sunny
Poorer for some who savior only its money
Glorious and divine to those who seek its true meaning
Inconsequential to those who only mine its gold
Sometimes it’s cruel and demeaning to those 
Who lived long enough on it to slowly grow old
When the youth of the world
Fails to listen to the wisdom they hold
The World as we know it can be both black and white
But it is gray for those 
Who are unwilling to fight for its darkness or light.

 

After Almost 8 Years of Obama

 After almost eight years of Obama and “Democratic Rule,” can you truly say that his promises of change, government transparency, financial security, and hope for a new world of peace have truthfully been fulfilled?
Marijuana acceptance has grown momentum across the nation along with gay marriage and basic gay rights, but how much of that change was brought about by Obama’s influence over us rather than an enlightened public that was moving in that direction anyway?
Are you confident in America’s economy? Anyone who has to sell something in this country for a living can tell you that no one is buying anything.
We have become complacent with the same-old
same-old whether it is under Republican control or democratic control. How many years of false
“hope” must we be encouraged to endure before we demand real change, real results, real action, and real economic recovery? Regardless of who you vote for in 2016, remember we the people are the only ones we can count on to enact moral, legal, and financial change in our country. Listening to the same old party sing the same old song and dance over and over is only going to get you the new boss that is the same as the old boss regardless of who they claim to represent.