When writing pop music which of these elements should be carefully considered?

 

Shell Oil Drilling a Flop

Shell has conducted an assault on the Arctic Ocean for seven years and to the tune of 7 billion dollars. But we have learned yesterday, September 28, 2015, that their efforts did not return enough oil. As a result, they have determined that it would not be profitable enough for them to keep the pursuit going.

For those of us who side with the environmentalists, and the environmentalists themselves this is a huge win. On the other hand, there is a gaping hole in the Arctic Ocean that should not have been put there in the first place. This makes it no longer a pure place that was developed by nature, but one maimed by capitalists who sought to use it as a means of making themselves wealthier ‘than they already are.’ Besides, it is a well-known fact that carbon emissions to the atmosphere, which would be the eventuality of this product, are a problem for  our ecosystem. Moreover, it is a great disrespect to this system, when greed causes capitalists such as Shell to disregard the consequences of oil and gas emissions in order to make a profit. Shell should spend some of its already vast wealth investing in ways that reduce carbon emissions, rather than in ways that seek to grow oil, so that they can sell it cheaper and therefore attract buyers. At a time when we need to lessen the number of cars on our roads, bridges and tunnels, Shell should not be seeking to sell oil cheaper, since that would only encourage them.

There are those who would argue that the expansion would mean more jobs, but as far as I am concerned, in this kind of situation, the end does not justify the means. Indeed, to me, shell’s biggest misstep was to throw 7 billion dollars down the hole of a barren space instead of using it to feed the many hungry people, here in the United States and around the world.

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Home Studio Basics

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Basic Elements  of a Home Studio

  • A software or a hardware keyboard / synthesizer or both for sequencing
  • A computer with the right motherboard, and  one that can manage a lot of traffic. This means  you need to have ample drive space and lots of memory in the computer.
  • A hardware midi Interface
  • A  headphone
  • A reasonably  good microphone
  • Studio monitors and stands
  • Studio acoustics for absorption and diffusion of audio frequencies
  • Power supply
  • Various cables to interface with equipments
  •   Back up drive(s)
  • A studio desk
  • A rack system for your hardware
  • A room to put them in
  • And your talent
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Scott Walker Quits GOP Presidential Race

This is utterly amazing. Of all the candidates I did not expect Walker to quit so soon, but it is good news. If he was elected president you would be stuck with all his horrible ideas such as opposing the minimum wage, defunding planned parenthood; repealing Obama Care among others. You would also have to listen to his constant denial of climate change issues. It is good that he has decided to exit the race. After all, it is a known fact that he has made the education system and other agencies of Wisconsin unsubstantial. Unfortunately, he survived the recall perpetrated by his constituents for these debacles. He continued to ravage the state, and as a result was not even polling well there. In order to be president you have to be able to at least win your own state. So if Walker could not convince his own constituents that he is ‘any good,’ then how did he expect to win over the rest of the population?

Cops That Behave Like Pigs

Because of the new age of videos on cell phones, more and more outrageous acts on civilians, by police have been coming to light:

  1. Walter Scott being shot in the back while running for his life from police;
  2. Samuel Dubois killed because of a cop’s bruised ego;
  3. Freddie Gray Dies in police custody;
  4. Cops shoot man who carried a BB gun; he intended to buy while in Wal-Mart;
  5. Police car mows down mentally ill suspect;
  6. Moments leading up to Eric Garner’s subsequent death.

Moreover, not only do  the videos show police behaving badly, it shows that their actions are overwhelmingly against African American Males. Still, no matter how outrageous the actions of the cops in question, they are always backed up by some Police Chief’s statement that their actions were simply a part of doing their job. The fact is that they are all part of the union, or what I would prefer to call a “fraternity” that answers to no one but themselves… you know “see no evil, do no evil…I got your back,  that kind of mentality.” Why should any union be that powerful?

Most egregious are some cops behavior towards children. For example, in these videos whereas the cop tries to arrest a bikini teenage African American female at a pool party: Bikini clad teenager girl arrested, and recently gave a summons to this child for jay-walking: Police body slams teenager for Jay walking. Indeed,, they seem to be constantly trying to arrest Black women’s babies for every little stupid thing. Also, when they try to make these unfounded arrests they want the child to go with them without any resistance. What planet do they live on that they think anyone naturally endowed with instinctive reaction, and will naturally react negatively in the face of adversity, is not going to flinch while being ruffed-up by them?  The fact is that a cop often ruff up a civilian for no reason other than that he got his ego bruised, because he gave a command and it was not immediately complied with.

It certainly seems that the more videotapes capture police behaving badly, is the more videotapes capture police behaving badly. For example, in the case of the jay-walking incident mentioned earlier the  Stockton PD public information officer of California where the incident occurred said this: “If people would comply with lawful orders from law enforcement officers and not try to grab or take away any of our weapons, force would never have to be used.” First of all the investigation was not even complete before this rat starts making allegations about a child trying to maneuver a cop. Ultimately, he was setting up the public, so that they will begin to get an idea of how this one is also going to play out… no reprimand, but the usual talking points “just a cop doing his so job.” With comments like this how does anyone expect the selves-anointed Lords of the human race to tone down their behavior? How do you expect that their outrageous actions will not continue to be captured on videos? It is almost as if they enjoy the spectacle.

The fact is that many cops show off a power…akin to being anointed; but by whom, the fraternity that shields them in times of their wicked deeds? It is high time that cops realize that wearing a badge, ‘makes them not’ the Lord Jesus Christ … ‘makes them not’ persons that must be obeyed. It is high time that police, especially those who have been behaving like pigs and treating other humans like pigs, get some appropriate training. They must be trained on how to police within minority communities. They must be trained on how to recognize when some things are just petty, and should be left alone rather than cause its escalation. Samuel Dubois, Eric Garner, Walter Scott… all murdered over petty issues. Police must begin to learn how to diffuse a situation before it gets to a baton or a bullet. They must be taught to deal with children with more of a parental touch rather than being a bully trying to subjugate. Lastly they need to learn to temper their bruised ego rather than react because of it.

Peace

Cops That Behave Like Pigs

Because of the new age of videos on cell phones, more and more outrageous acts on civilians, by police have been coming to light:

  1. Walter Scott being shot in the back while running for his life from police;
  2. Samuel Dubois killed because of a cop’s bruised ego;
  3. Freddie Gray Dies in police custody;
  4. Cops shoot man who carried a BB gun; he intended to buy while in Wal-Mart;
  5. Police car mows down mentally ill suspect;
  6. Moments leading up to Eric Garner’s subsequent death.

Moreover, not only do  the videos show police behaving badly, it shows that their actions are overwhelmingly against African American Males. Still, no matter how outrageous the actions of the cops in question, they are always backed up by some Police Chief’s statement that their actions were simply a part of doing their job. The fact is that they are all part of the union, or what I would prefer to call a “fraternity” that answers to no one but themselves… you know “see no evil, do no evil…I got your back,  that kind of mentality.” Why should any union be that powerful?

Most egregious are some cops behavior towards children. For example, in these videos whereas the cop tries to arrest a bikini teenage African American female at a pool party: Bikini clad teenager girl arrested, and recently gave a summons to this child for jay-walking: Police body slams teenager for Jay walking. Indeed,, they seem to be constantly trying to arrest Black women’s babies for every little stupid thing. Also, when they try to make these unfounded arrests they want the child to go with them without any resistance. What planet do they live on that they think anyone naturally endowed with instinctive reaction, and will naturally react negatively in the face of adversity, is not going to flinch while being ruffed-up by them?  The fact is that a cop often ruff up a civilian for no reason other than that he got his ego bruised, because he gave a command and it was not immediately complied with.

It certainly seems that the more videotapes capture police behaving badly, is the more videotapes capture police behaving badly. For example, in the case of the jay-walking incident mentioned earlier the  Stockton PD public information officer of California where the incident occurred said this: “If people would comply with lawful orders from law enforcement officers and not try to grab or take away any of our weapons, force would never have to be used.” First of all the investigation was not even complete before this rat starts making allegations about a child trying to maneuver a cop. Ultimately, he was setting up the public, so that they will begin to get an idea of how this one is also going to play out… no reprimand, but the usual talking points “just a cop doing his so job.” With comments like this how does anyone expect the selves-anointed Lords of the human race to tone down their behavior? How do you expect that their outrageous actions will not continue to be captured on videos? It is almost as if they enjoy the spectacle.

The fact is that many cops show off a power…akin to being anointed; but by whom, the fraternity that shields them in times of their wicked deeds? It is high time that cops realize that wearing a badge, ‘makes them not’ the Lord Jesus Christ … ‘makes them not’ persons that must be obeyed. It is high time that police, especially those who have been behaving like pigs and treating other humans like pigs, get some appropriate training. They must be trained on how to police within minority communities. They must be trained on how to recognize when some things are just petty, and should be left alone rather than cause its escalation. Samuel Dubois, Eric Garner, Walter Scott… all murdered over petty issues. Police must begin to learn how to diffuse a situation before it gets to a baton or a bullet. They must be taught to deal with children with more of a parental touch rather than being a bully trying to subjugate. Lastly they need to learn to temper their bruised ego rather than react because of it.

Peace

Charity is a Part of Christianity

Love

I am not an atheist. Still, I am not someone who goes to church at all, although I was raised in the church. My problem with this severe embrace of religion is that for one thing people are clinging to “so called words” that were interpreted and then written down by “man.” Therefore, how do you know if what you read is even the correct interpretation? In addition, according to the interpreters, God created every one in his own image. So did he not create the gay, lesbian, Black, Jews, Muslin, White transgender and others alike, in his own image? These religious zealots who spout off so much disdain against their fellow human are neither true Christians, nor do they even begin to understand Christianity. Being against issues such as abortion is one thing, (and I do not know that the bible speaks to that specifically… isn’t the word abortion man-made?) but rejecting the part about charity is quite another. The Bible tells you to love one another and for a true Christian that should be unconditional for everyone. For Kim Davis to have the gall to think that she on her own could enforce the misguided religious beliefs of others against another human, is disgracefully uncharitable. The “man created book” does not teach you to hate it teaches you to love “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity,” King James Version, 1 Corinthians 13:13.

Stock Market Going Bananas

It is a bit unnerving to see that there is another spiraling of the stock market. But we were warned that this could happen, because the market was up too high. I am however hopeful that it does not impact financial institutions the way it did the last time, simply because I am concerned that it might necessitate another bailout. The government still has not recouped all of its loan from those who were covered under the last bailout.

The problem for me is that these financial institutions profited from it, but instead of it translating to jobs it went towards making them stand out more as the 1%… the people at the top who own all the wealth in this country. Hopefully, their bad behavior of not providing employment for those that needed was a wake up call to our government, that bailing them out can NEVER  happen again. I am staying tuned.

Panic

Donald Trump Meets His Match

Donald Trump… for President of the United States? At first I found his racist anti-immigrant and anti-establishment rants, very funny, because he sounded much more like he was in the role of a comedian out for entertainment. He had this crude way of communicating with is base, which is hardly the style expected from someone who considers himself an upper class learned business person, much less someone interested in being the leader of the free world. So why would anyone take him seriously?

The speeches that he gives at his rallies are so unsubstantial they make “your head spin” to coin ‘his’ phrase. All he does is attack, attack, and attack. Ok so Jeb Bush is a little lack luster, but doesn’t the Donald have any other language in his vocabulary to describe him but weak? Laterally, he is so thin-skinned that he wants to sue you if you suggest that his hair looks like a toupee. He wants to be able to say mean things about people, but if anyone dare ‘speak the truth about him’ they get the threat of a lawsuit. How is he that different from the big money establishments that give donations to candidates in order later have them push their upside down priorities if elected. (Trump swears accepting donations from… says he cant be bought) when he too uses his money to assuage an upside priority, his bruised ego?

Trump’s language on minorities is divisive and rather frightening. Trump as president would push this country on its backside in a way that it may never recover. Does trump think that he can run this country without the interactions of minority? It is absolutely absurd for him to think that, having balanced his checkbook over and over again on the backs of the minority poor and marginalized of this country. We must remember the acclaimed Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton after all they gave us “broken windows theory” didn’t they? It is because of them why our jails are so filled with people serving ridiculous time for minor offenses. The prison crisis has become such a financial burden for the establishment that they have begun fixing it by outsourcing LOL: Whoever heard of such a thing as outsourcing prisons? The thing that makes me most uncomfortable is that this has become a new frontier that neoliberalism capitalists are profiting from. There have been an awful story about a Judge Mark Ciavarelli (Judge pleads guilty to scheme ) who sentenced teenagers on petty misdemeanors to this prison simply because he was part of a scheme to fill up this jail with people to make a profit.

There is a danger in how Donald Trump dismisses minorities as if they are none entities. I recall the reporter Jorge Ramos an upstanding citizen of the Latino American community. Mr. Trump dismissed him as if he was a non-entity because he asked a question out of turn, a question that so offended Mr. Trump because it cut to heart of his radical suggestions of ways to deal with illegal immigrants and the border crisis, which he has been spouting off about since he launched his campaign. He actually told Mr. Ramos to go back to Univision, and when challenged by reporters about his actions, pretended like he did not know whom this very established reporter was. I was very troubled by how Mr. Ramos was being treated by Mr. Trump.

Yes, I was laughing at his crude comedic comments in the beginning of his campaign, but when I saw that I stood up and took notice. You should consider what you would be getting into should you elect someone who would treat another human being in pubic the way the Donald, treated Mr. Ramos. If Trump is such a tyrant in public, who will he be in private, another Richard Nixon doing underhanded deeds and trying to fire his aides if they do not carry out his request to destroy the evidence?

The idea of Trump as president is daunting to say the least. People need to stop looking at this none-talking points bully with stars in their eyes, and start using their brains to assess that so far he as offered nothing more than divisiveness of citizenry for this country.