Saturday, May 12, 2007

Hip-Hop Brings Down Blacks

Hip-Hop is not music. It is mind-numbing garbage that brings discredit to the black community. Hip-Hop has destroyed modern black culture. One can only see blacks in a negative manner when they listen to the hideous lyrics that accompany the incessant drone.

Wake-up black America. Quit defending this garbage. And you white fools, quit aiding and abetting something so demeaning to blacks.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Children are the Predators on MySpace

After years of hearing about MySpace, a social networking site that supposedly is visited by child molesters looking to hook-up, I finally decided to see what the fuss was all about. MySpace has been on the news frequently and covert operations by the police and F.B.I. have been the focus of many stories. After visiting MySpace, it is clear to me that MySpace is a danger to our young people, but not for the reasons you hear on the news. Parents, police, and the F.B.I. have completely failed to identify who the real sexual predators are that inhabit the MySpace world.

The real sexual predators on MySpace are the teenagers and children who use it. I was shocked at the sexual content and provocative photographs that are rife throughout MySpace. These photos of teenagers in various stages of undress are both sexual and solicitous. The photos are taken by teenagers, supposedly meant for other teenagers, but MySpace is an open Internet site. The message your sons and daughters are sending out to the world is look at how sexy I am. Let's be friends.

Another shocking element to MySpace is the foul-language being used by children. Plenty of the "F" words. Not something that is pleasant to hear from our teenagers. Thank you, Hollywood. It is hard to imagine that parents that are so concerned about their children being contacted by a sexual predator would allow them to use the "F" word with such abandon.

What I saw on MySpace was an outrage. Parents who worry about sexual predators on MySpace need to wake-up. It is their own children that are the predators.


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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Murder in Virginia and Mayhem in Iraq

As shocking as the shooting at Virginia Tech is, it is helpful to put it into context with what Iraqi citizens live through every day of their lives. In Virginia 32 people were murdered in cold blood. In Iraq this is an every day occurrence, sometimes two or three times a day. Bombs going off in busy markets kill innocent men, women and children and the number of deaths often exceeds the number of students killed at Virginia Tech.

President Bush constantly reminds us that the reason we are in Iraq is so that the fight against terrorism can be fought over there, in Iraq, thereby preventing the fight being brought to our streets. After the Virginia Tech massacre this reasoning seems utterly thoughtless. Do we really believe that the daily death and destruction in Iraq is acceptable because it is in someone else's country?

The shock of this terrible shooting in Virginia should help us understand that this kind of brutality is an everyday event for the people of Iraq. The sad fact is that we have come to believe it is acceptable because it happens there and not here.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Commentary Online Article - Our Worst Ex-President

A very interesting article about Jimmy Carter.  Please click on the link below to read.  It will show how an ex-president has become one of the world's leading promoters of anti-Semitism.  This important article, shown from a historical perspective, shows how Jimmy Carter, who claims to be a born again Christian, came to have so much hate in his heart for the Jewish people and their country Israel.

Link to Commentary Online Article - Our Worst Ex-President

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Sunday, February 4, 2007

High Definition Television A Big Disappointment

The hype and promise of high definition television has been utterly disappointing. It all started back in the 1980's. We were told in the early eighties, that within 10 years everyone would have a high definition television set in their homes. Yet, it is this year, 2007, some 15 years later than predicted, that one can say with any degree of confidence, that high definition will finally arrive in a big way into the American home. So what happened and why did it take so long? And why is viewing a high definition television so disappointing to me, at least.

I saw a demonstration of high definition about 15 years ago. What I saw was astounding. It was better than movie theater quality and I was hooked. Of all people, I waited for the development of high definition to become a reality. Sadly, HD technology became hijacked by competing technologies and political interference at a business and governmental level. An array of competing methods battled it out for dominance and the government kept meddling, via the FCC, by imposing new rules and regulations concerning high definition broadcasting.

Now high definition is about to take off in a big way in the American home. The biggest factor is the price drop. HD television have finally come within reach of the average income family. The big question now is, should you get one? Sadly, the answer is no, not yet. Wait a few more years. But why, you ask, particularly when I can afford one now, should I wait any longer?

Here are some reasons. Remember how I said I saw an HD demonstration some years ago that was better than movie theater. The HD sets today are not movie theater quality. At best, they are only marginally better that the picture produced on a standard television set. It is embarrassing to go into a store that sells HD television and look at demonstration units. I can not, for the life of me, figure out why a store selling televisions would allow the pictures displayed to be so far out of tune. If it was my store I would want the very best picture on the demo televisions. I am funny that way, and and have felt the same thing when it comes to my personal television. It always has the best possible picture available with the tuning controls. I go into other peoples homes and they don't seem to care. The tint and color adjustments are not set properly and the images do not look realistic. That is probably the biggest reason why HD looks so good to these people. But I repeat HD is only marginally better than a regular TV that is tuned in properly.

So I have shopped around for HD televisions, looked at the picture, and realized that what I can get for $1500 dollars is not much better than what I already have for $350 dollars.

What about the future? Actually, it is quite promising. For instance, the DLP televisions, which have been a joke, and actually reverted to 1920's television technology by utilizing a bright beam of light, that burns out frequently, shining through a spinning color wheel to produce the color picture, are about to undergo a huge change for the better. The color wheel concept is being replaced by solid state devices that will provide a much better, longer lasting picture. HD televisions with a 120 Hz refresh rate are just starting to make an appearance in the market place. These televisions finally have the movie theater quality we have been waiting for.

So I say, wait a little longer and your patience will be rewarded. If you blow a thousand-plus bucks on today's line of disappointing HD televisions you will be kicking yourself for not waiting because real “movie theater” quality HD is just around the corner. 

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Monday, January 29, 2007

An Attack That Brought the Country Together

History buff Bill Polk holds up the news headlines that
stunned the nation 65 years ago.