Escape from Elba

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - FlyingVProd

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 30
1
Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: July 18, 2019, 05:08:35 PM »
Raquel Castaneda-Lopez, City Councilwoman of Detroit District 6 was live.
2 hrs

Overview of the Real Time Crime Ctr contracts before Council & the facial recognition software technology in use since 2017.

---------

Raquel is against spending the money on the cameras with facial recognition, and she wants to put the money towards teaching arts to the children, etc.

------

Detroit used to have a great music industry, with Mo Town, and it is important to have music in the schools for the children.

The Arts contribute more than $760 Billion to the U.S. Economy right now.

In leadership training they taught me to put my resources towards my strengths, instead of putting my resources to the negative aspects. You gotta build your strengths, and in Detroit then music was once a huge strength, and music can still happen in Detroit.

I agree with Raquel, the money can be better spent on teaching arts to the children, and on other good positive things.

And the cameras with facial recognition might be unconstitutional. Anaheim voted not to have cameras at the street lights.

Salute,

Tony V.

2
Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: July 17, 2019, 08:43:47 PM »
On the issue of surviving during hard times...

My friend Tom brought me free food for about 5 years, and I was sharing the food here at my apartment complex, we were feeding single moms, and we were helping to feed the children, etc. Then, one day I had the opportunity to cook for the man who was giving Tom the free food, his name was Richard, so I cooked a great big feast for the guy who was giving us the free food, and I cooked a huge wonderful meal for 14 homeless people. Richard said that I passed the test.

Tom, and my Uncle Dennis, helped to raise over $1,000,000.00 for charity to feed hungry people, they sold beer and hot dogs and ice cream and stuff at Angel Stadium and at the Rose Bowl, etc. They raised money for "Canning Hunger."

https://www.canninghunger.org/

Richard fed people in areas where it was against the law to feed the homeless. He was involved with feeding the hungry regardless of what the law said. He passed out sandwiches from The Olive Garden Restaurant to the homeless people in areas where it was against the law to feed the hungry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_Garden

Salute,

Tony V.

3
Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: July 17, 2019, 03:59:42 PM »
Happy Birthday, Disneyland! Iconic park opened 64 years ago on July 17, 1955

https://abc7.com/entertainment/happy-birthday-disneyland/1429121/

"To all who come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world."

---------

Happy Birthday to Disneyland!

Today tourism creates over 160,000 jobs in Orange County, thanks to Disneyland, and the new minimum wage at Disneyland is $15.00 per hour.

Now it is time to build a high speed train between Anaheim and Las Vegas. Our tourists would love it.

Salute,

Tony V.

4
Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: July 16, 2019, 08:46:59 PM »
People are leaving California in droves.

The hard times hurt everyone in the USA, along with hurting the people of California. California lost over 500,000 jobs to China alone. Many people cannot tough it out, and they are leaving to go to places where the rent is cheaper, etc. They are going to Nevada, and Oregon, and to Texas, and Idaho, etc. I know people who have gone to Missouri, and to Alabama.

I went to Nevada, and to Florida, and even to Rome, Italy, trying to make money and have a good life, but I could not make any money, so I ended up back in California. California is where my support system is.

But, the schools are great in California, and I studied, and I wrote a poetry book, and I wrote a movie script, so we will see what happens.

California is rising. Things are getting better. And people are fighting back to make things better. We are not going to accept a failing economy and record numbers of homeless people.

I hope to eventually live and do business in Italy, as well as here in California, we will see what happens.

And I love Italian women, maybe I will marry an Italian woman. We will see.

Yes, people are leaving California in droves, but people are also arriving in droves, and California will bounce back, and is bouncing back. Disneyland is expanding like crazy, with a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour. And if we build our high speed train between Anaheim and Las Vegas then things will improve faster.

Salute,

Tony V.

5
Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: July 16, 2019, 05:05:37 PM »
ACLU

Tony

We just filed a lawsuit challenging Trump's new rule banning asylum protections for virtually all people crossing the southern border. The Trump administration is trying to unilaterally reverse our country's legal and moral commitment to protect those fleeing danger.

The new rule prohibits anyone from applying for asylum if they have passed through another country and didn't seek asylum there first. It's patently unlawful under U.S. law as well as international human rights law and it's an unacceptable assault on our country's values. The rule is supposed to go into effect today, and our team has been working around the clock to file this suit and stop it in its tracks.

The Trump administration has been tearing apart families and stoking fear and racism across the country for over two years now. Last weekend, the president reminded us of what fuels his anti-immigrant agenda when he told Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez four women of color and new members of Congress to "go back" to where they came from. This is racism, plain and simple.

But we've been fighting back at every turn. Together, we've reunited thousands of families torn apart by his cruel family separation policy, and we're still in court fighting to reunite the rest. We won a ruling against Attorney General Barr's attempt to jail asylum seekers without due process. We blocked Trump from using unauthorized funds to build his border wall. And just last weekend, we showed how powerful we can be when we came together, wielding the power of the Constitution to defend against the planned ICE raids. Thanks to you, thousands of people knew their rights.

Tony, you don't need me to tell you that we won't stop fighting for immigrants' rights or that we can win and will win with the help of our four million supporters like you.

Together we are powerful.

Keep fighting,

Lee Gelernt
Deputy Director of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project

-------------------

We need the ACLU now more than ever, and the NRA too, we need to defend all of our human rights.

Salute,

Tony V.

6
Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: July 16, 2019, 04:46:16 PM »
I saw Richard Florida on PBS last night talking about how creative people are moving to the cities, but he says that gentrification is happening and the poor people are being driven out. At first he thought that it was great that the creative people were repopulating and rebirthing our dying cities, but then he saw that the people were not mixing, the poor people stayed poor and were driven out. That made him sad. And he does not think that it will ever get better, he thinks that the American people will always be divided, he said the best that we could hope for is to agree to disagree and coexist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Florida

And he spoke of the importance of unions, so that workers are paid fair, as economies improve then the workers need to be paid accordingly. And the people who are driving our economy need to be paid fair.

He is a pretty smart guy, and I agree with a lot of what he said.

But he failed to factor in Christianity, and wealthy people who are on a mission to help the poor, and to leave the world a better place when they die. I know a guy, a rich old lady gave him a free college education. And there are clubs like Kiwanis, etc. As the creative people repopulate and rebirth the cities, then many will help the poor, and they will help improve education, etc. And people will donate libraries like Carnegie, etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_library

And creative people like Walt Disney completely change the world, over 160,000 jobs are created in Orange County, California, by tourism alone, thanks to Disneyland.

Salute,

Tony V.

7
Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: July 16, 2019, 04:16:51 PM »
The Arts Contribute More Than $760 Billion to the U.S. Economy

https://www.arts.gov/news/2018/arts-contribute-more-760-billion-us-economy

----------

We gotta keep the Arts in our schools.

Salute,

Tony V.

8
Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: July 15, 2019, 06:26:59 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Time_Crime_Center

What if they can do facial recognition from space with a satellite?

I do not know.

And how quickly could you become a criminal? What if it was your daughter in a detention center sleeping on a cement floor and drinking out of a toilet? That is why we have the right to own guns right there, at some point you need to stand up for your rights. We have human rights. We need to end the detention centers.

I could write a great movie from all of this, but it is scary, we live in scary times.

Salute,

Tony V.

9
Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: July 15, 2019, 06:18:31 PM »
Detroit wants to put cameras at green lights in order to do facial recognition to arrest criminals.

Is that Constitutional? I do not think so.

Anaheim voted not to have cameras at the street lights.

Salute,

Tony V.

10
Fitness and Nutrition / Re: Fitness and Nutrition
« on: July 15, 2019, 02:12:01 AM »
China also needs to buy Kentucky Bourbon, that would really help the people of Kentucky.

https://kybourbon.com/bourbon_culture-2/key_bourbon_facts/

And Florida orange juice.

https://www.floridacitrus.org/

And Idaho frozen French fries.

https://idahopotato.com/dr-potato/240

China needs to start buying products from the USA.

We need to balance trade.

Salute,

Tony V,

11
Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: July 15, 2019, 01:50:27 AM »
California exports twice as much stuff to Mexico, as it does to China, and China has over a billion people, China needs to start buying our stuff. The current population of China is 1,420,190,362 as of Thursday, July 11, 2019.

https://advocacy.calchamber.com/international/trade/trade-statistics/

We need fair trade deals.

The trade deficit with China for the USA in 2018 was almost four hundred billion.

https://ustr.gov/countries-regions/china-mongolia-taiwan/peoples-republic-china

Meanwhile we have record numbers of homeless people out on the streets, we need jobs for the homeless, you should be given a huge tax break if you hire a homeless person from a shelter.

California lost over 500,000 jobs to China alone.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-china-trade-20181023-story.html

And Trump wants to build a wall between us and our best trading partner. Mexico is buying twice as much stuff from California as China.

We also need to create jobs for our new immigrants. We have people coming here from all over the world, and they want jobs. Of course too, many will start their own businesses and will create jobs.

This guy at Yale thinks we should do like Kuwait and allow in immigrants as guest workers but never let them become citizens, he wants to let them know right from the start that they have no hope of citizenship, I disagree with him, and America is not like any other nation on earth, and America is certainly not like Kuwait.

https://insights.som.yale.edu/insights/does-immigration-create-jobs

We need to make it easy for people to become citizens of the USA, and we need to make it easier for people to legally live, work, and go to school in the USA. We also need special programs for our dying cities and our dying farm towns, we need to welcome our immigrants and people need to be given redevelopment money and business loans, etc.

And we need to balance trade, to bring back an abundant economy. We do not need trade wars or anything, we just need people to be fair and to buy our stuff, your people need jobs, and our people need jobs, and we have new people coming everyday who need jobs. We need new trade deals with everyone, including with China. And we have great stuff to send to the world, Americans produce great stuff that we can export.

Salute,

Tony V.


12
Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: July 14, 2019, 09:13:09 PM »
Here are a few constellations that are related to some names in my family tree...

Cepheus...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cepheus_%28constellation%29

Argus...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argo_Navis

Wolff...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupus_%28constellation%29

Salute,

Tony V.

13
Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: July 14, 2019, 08:37:43 PM »
WASPs are now a minority in Anaheim. Anaheim is 52.8% Latino-American now. But, we are right by the border with Mexico, so it is expected that we would have a lot of Latino-Americans. 

The total driving distance from Anaheim, CA to Tijuana, Mexico is 113 miles or 182 kilometers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaheim,_California

And I love it here, I feel really safe. And Disneyland is breaking records, they are expanding like crazy, and they raised the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour.

I would have no problem with busing our immigrants straight from our Southern Border to Detroit, and to other shrinking cities in America, they can save America. Our Latino-Americans are great. I approve of welcoming our immigrants from our Southern Border.

I have lived in Anaheim for almost 20 years, and it is great here. And it is improving here.

Salute,

Tony V.


14
Fitness and Nutrition / Re: Fitness and Nutrition
« on: July 14, 2019, 07:02:08 PM »
California makes great wine, and one affordable wine maker is Almaden. I love their Cabernet Sauvignon. They sell their wine in a box, and the boxes of wine are popular at parties in California.

https://www.almaden.com/about-us/

As we balance trade with China, then China needs to buy California wine, they will love it.

The Chinese would also love California cheese.

http://www.josephfarms.com/product-pepper-jack.php

As we balance trade with China then they will find that we have good stuff, we are not trying to punish them by asking them to buy our products. We have great stuff to export. And our people need jobs too.

Salute,

Tony V.

15
Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: July 14, 2019, 05:58:01 PM »
The immigrants are Americans, that is what an "American" is, all Americans are immigrants, or their ancestors were, unless you are a Native American Indian. 

My ancestors have been in the USA for so long that I do not even know where they came from, but I am smart enough to know that they migrated from somewhere.

Everyone has their "people," the Jews have their people, and the Italians have their people, and everyone has an ethnic group and they get together and celebrate their group, and I do not have any group, I am just an "American." And I am a "Californian." I will do my DNA in Ancestry.com eventually, and I want to research to learn about who my ancestors were. Anyhow, America is a nation of immigrants.

And we need the people. We have dying cities, and dying farm towns, which need the new people. And we have an aging population as all of the Baby Boomers get older and older. We need the new young people, and the families, and the people to repopulate and to breath life into our shrinking cities and shrinking farm towns.

Those immigrants are future Americans, we need to let them in, and we need to make them legal.

Salute,

Tony V.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 30