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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: September 25, 2020, 04:19:01 PM »
Also, as we re-imagine our police departments, we need people who are experts at crowd control, who can handle protests and riots. We have people at Universal Studios, and at our other theme parks and concert venues and sports arenas who are experts at crowd control, and they can train people to do crowd control for our cities. People can peacefully protest without being allowed to riot, and burn, and loot. We have experts at our theme parks and concert venues who know how to do crowd control who can help our cities.


Tony V.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: September 25, 2020, 03:58:29 PM »
Councilmember Mike Bonin

3h ·

Could police officers better respond to violent crime and real emergencies if they weren’t also tasked with routine traffic enforcement, taking collision reports, and ticketing people for broken tail lights or jaywalking?

Could those duties be better handled without using armed officers with the authority to use deadly force? Could alternatives methods of traffic safety prevent people from being pulled over and searched for “driving while Black?”

Those are questions Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson
and I are asking in legislation that seeks to change the negative dynamics of our current policies by removing armed personnel from traffic enforcement, leaving more officers available to better prevent and respond to crime in our neighborhoods.

LAist takes a comprehensive look at the issues involved: Read the article at


What do you guys think?

As we re-imagine our police departments, should we remove armed police officers from doing traffic enforcement?

The way it is right now, a cop pulls you over for no reason, searches your car, and if he finds drugs then you go to prison. And if you struggle to avoid going to prison then you can end up dead.

Should unarmed traffic enforcement officers handle traffic stops instead of armed and deadly cops who are looking to put you in prison?

Also, on the issue of re-imagining our police departments, should unarmed social workers and trained psychological experts handle the homeless instead of armed and deadly police officers?

Can trained professionals handle some of the aspects that armed and deadly cops are currently doing, without carrying guns and without killing people or arresting people?

And of course, Wellness Centers like the one in Orange can help desperate people, without police involvement.


Tony V.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: September 24, 2020, 08:22:26 PM »
AID and the Afghan Cotton Saga

Why would USAID not get behind an effort to turn Afghan farmers from poppy to cotton?

By Rajiv Chandrasekaran, August 6, 2012
Tony V.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: September 24, 2020, 08:09:30 PM »
On the issue of Afghanistan...

The people of Afghanistan need to grow cotton, and then they can make garments and stuff out of the cotton to export. The people of Afghanistan watched the success of Egypt with Egyptian Cotton, and the people of Afghanistan want to grow cotton. We need to help the people of Afghanistan to get business loans, etc, so that they can get the equipment, and seeds, etc, that they need to grow and produce cotton and cotton garments. The women of Afghanistan can be given business loans right along with the men, and they can all grow cotton, etc. We need to help the people of Afghanistan to escape poverty, and we need to help to get them on a peaceful path to honest work and honest business.


Tony V.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: September 24, 2020, 03:20:08 PM »
I strongly support unions, and SAG used to be great. I have always looked forward to getting my SAG card, and as a producer I registered my script for "Echo, A Rock and Roll Tragedy" with SAG so that I could use SAG talent, and my SAG representative was Ruth Garbutt Lewis, and they sent me a guide for independent producers full of rules that I need to follow when using SAG talent, SAG protects their members.

But lately I have heard some bad things about SAG-AFTRA, and I hope that the members of SAG-AFTRA will work hard to make SAG great again. And people need to remember how far we have come because of unions, and teamwork, and we need for people to work together as a team to make SAG great again.


Tony V.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: September 23, 2020, 06:28:00 PM »
Tom Cruise is getting to go to outer space, Elon Musk and Space X are sending Tom to the International Space Station. If you succeed in the entertainment industry then the whole world is yours, Tom gets money, fame, hot women, he eats at all of the best restaurants, he is invited to all of the best parties and events, the whole world belongs to Tom Cruise, he is living a great life, if you succeed as an actor then you get the best of everything.

I at least had to try to be an actor, if I would have succeeded then I could be living in Malibu with a rich hot wife, with all of the best of everything, with a home and winery in Italy, and whatever else I want. Success is great, it is worth the hard work and sacrifice if you make it. I had to try. I put everything I had into it.

But I still have my movie script and my poetry book that maybe I can make money on, and then I can invest in a night club in Rome and a vineyard, etc. I still might be able to make some money and enjoy the rest of my life. And I have ideas for a couple of television shows that maybe I can sell, or produce, we will see. And I can produce movies, etc. We will see what happens.

And I knew when I started studying and training that the entertainment industry was a hard industry and that I might not succeed, or that it might take 20 years to become an over-night success.

Tom Cruise just has that special gift, and you either have it or you don't, and if you have that gift then the whole world is yours.


Tony V.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: September 22, 2020, 05:06:44 PM »
Councilmember Mike Bonin

59m ·

A big impediment to ending homelessness in Los Angeles is that one hand of our bureaucracy too often doesn’t know what the other hand is doing. Either through state density bonus laws or city land use decisions, affordable housing gets built, but the units are not well linked to the people who need them.

For the past couple of years, I have been arguing that we should be requiring or incentivizing that affordable housing units be linked to our homeless service authority’s database so we can quickly match supply with demand.

Today, the City Council voted to approve legislation I authored calling on relevant city departments to report back within 90 days on opportunities to match people who are unhoused with new affordable housing units.

This is one of ten things I have proposed to help end homelessness in Los Angeles. Find out more about this idea, and the other nine, at
And my reply...

Some other ideas...

There can be hostels like in Rome, Italy, where people can take a nice hot shower and where they can sleep in a nice comfortable bed for $15 per night.

There can be bed and breakfast type establishments.

The homeless drug addicts and alcoholics can get treatment at camps in Acton, and in Lake Hughes, etc, they can do the 12 Step Programs at the camps, and they can do 90 day treatment programs to get clean and sober.

Habitat for Humanity and Homeboy Industries and Chrysalis and others can help to build retirement housing for homeless people 55 and older, to get the homeless seniors off of the streets and into housing.

The foster youth can be helped when they are young so that they do not end up homeless when they turn 18, and we need more programs to help the foster youth, we need to help them to be be successful instead of homeless. Also, the foster youth can have internships at the movie studios, etc, we need to create opportunities for the foster youth.

We need programs to help the children who do not have fathers, we need to help the children who are at risk of becoming homeless.

We need to help the women who become homeless as they escape violence and abuse.

There can be more Wellness Centers such as the new Wellness Center in Orange, where people can go for help if they become homeless. And also in Orange County you can call 2-1-1 on your cell phone if you become homeless, and people will help you.

We need for the workers to be paid fair so that they can afford housing if they work, we need fair wages, and wages must match the cost of living. If you are honest and if you work hard, then you need to be able to afford a place to live. The unions can help the workers to be paid fair. People need to fight for fair pay.

The unions can help to connect homeless people with jobs, along with groups like Chrysalis and Homeboy Industries, and the employment office, etc.

Those are a few more ideas for you.

Keep up the great work!


Tony V.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: September 21, 2020, 04:43:01 PM »

When I was a child in San Bernardino, California, we lived on a street named Barton Street, and the street was named after an early developer and Mayor of San Bernardino, Hiram M. Barton.

San Bernardino was nice for a long time, but then it went down hill. People need to be creative and people need to work hard in good ways in order to breath life back into San Bernardino.

Anyhow, I just thought that you might find that interesting.


Tony V.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: September 21, 2020, 03:42:20 PM »
Due to people being banned from Facebook and other sites for hate speech, some people are going to a site called "Parler" to discuss politics, etc.
I guess it is total freedom of speech, and you just duke it out.
I do not feel the desire to go read a bunch of hate speech, and I love the Jews, so I am not going to join Parler.
And I have never had any problems on Facebook because I do not post hate speech. Facebook is just fine for now.
Tony V.

Asia / Re: Asia
« on: September 19, 2020, 05:17:57 PM »
The Greeks can help the people of the Philippines, and in turn the people of the Philippines can help the Greeks...

The Greeks are amazing, when Athens had their empire, they built their whole empire with a central banking system, and they had science, and drama, and astronomy, and mythology, and democracy and good human rights, etc, they laid the foundation for civilization. Then when the Romans took over, they had Greek teachers to teach their children and they had Greek public servants running their government, etc. My first class at AVC was Euclidian Geometry, and Euclid and those guys were amazing. And of course our colleges all have Greek letter organizations. The Greeks continue to inspire us.

I would like to see the Greeks invest in the Philippines, and create jobs in the Philippines. The Greeks have a highly educated population which understands business and finance, but the Greeks have a small population and a small work-force, but the Philippines has 100,000,000 people, and the Greeks can use the people of the Philippines as their work-force. The Greeks can help the people of the Philippines.

It is just a thought. I would like to see the Philippines become wealthy and prosperous like Greece, and the Greeks can help the people of the Philippines, and the people of the Philippines can help the Greeks.


Tony V.

Trump Administration / Re: Anti-Trump Administration
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:34:55 PM »
Anaheim has a death count of zero right now, though the OC has had 4 deaths. If we can reduce the death rate to zero then we need to re-open, and the doctors need to all share information globally, like they did with polio.

The City of Anaheim posts the statistics for the corona virus on their facebook page.

If we can get everything down to zero, and then share the information with the world, then we need to re-open, and Disneyland needs to re-open.


Tony V.

Trump Administration / Re: Anti-Trump Administration
« on: September 15, 2020, 04:35:54 PM »
We need to put water sprinkler systems in our forests, and if a fire starts then we can turn on the sprinklers to put the fire out. We can have water tanks in the higher elevations with the water sprinklers being fed by gravity. This can be done in our high danger areas for sure. Along with removing dead trees, and removing dead brush, and along with cutting fire roads, etc. I realize that people want to preserve our forests and want for them to be as natural as possible, but it is all a waste if it all burns, and it kills the wildlife when it burns. We need to do what we can to stop these huge fires from happening, and we can use the prisoners as labor, etc. 


Tony V.

Trump Administration / Re: Anti-Trump Administration
« on: September 14, 2020, 03:23:49 PM »
Here is a perfect job for an actress coming to Hollywood to break into the entertainment industry...

The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu is hiring, they need a hostess or a host, doing front door reception, answering phones, sitting people, and doing take out. The job pays $15 per hour.

When I lived in Malibu, the Sunset was named "Monroe's" after Marilyn Monroe, and it was the best restaurant in Malibu. I used to go there and eat and drink and watch the sun set over the ocean. They had the best filet mignon.

A lot of rich and famous people go there, it is a good restaurant, and it is located on Westward Beach which is a great beach. I used to go there at night and fish from the sand, it is a great beach. 


Tony V.

Trump Administration / Re: Anti-Trump Administration
« on: September 13, 2020, 08:05:42 PM »
On the issue of Iran...

We need to bring Iran closer to us, not push them away, and we should all strive to be more civilized, and I believe that we are supposed to all love each other, and we are supposed to feed the hungry, and we are supposed to give shelter to the homeless, etc. We need to guide Iran towards having better human rights. And I would like to see the sanctions lifted from Iran, and I would like for them to be able to do world trade with everyone else. Iran needs to have better human rights, and Iran needs to be closer with us, and we need to open up trade for them.

We need to look for good people in Iran who we can support.

And there is the Pahlavi family, some of whom live in New York City, they are friends with President Trump.

We also have many Persians in California, including in Beverly Hills, who can help us to improve relations with Iran, and can help as we work to remove the sanctions on Iran, etc.


Tony V.

Trump Administration / Re: Anti-Trump Administration
« on: September 11, 2020, 04:01:53 PM »

And I will do like Aaron Spelling and I will hire the most beautiful women on television.
 And I will pay everyone well, I will treat people the way I would want to be treated.

You want to get hired or not on the basis of how attractive you are physically?!

Aaron Spelling always hired Playboy Playmates, he hired Barbi Benton a lot, and other Playmates.

But of course you want people who care enough about their careers to get training, and to study. So, I would be hiring people who are coming out of the acting schools and stuff, I want to hire local talent, and create local opportunities.

And many of the beautiful women who Aaron Spelling hired turned out to be great people, along with being beautiful. One example was Farrah Fawcett. 

It takes more than just beauty to make it in Hollywood. You have to be beautiful, plus you need to care enough to study and get training. Then on top of that, you need that special magic, like Audrey Hepburn, Audrey had that magic. Some women have magic. That is what I am looking for when I produce, I want women who have that magic.

One star just died, Diana Rigg, she had that special magic. She had beauty, plus she had that special magic. 

And I want to hire Mahlagha Jaberi so that I can meet her. She is a Persian model who lives in San Diego. I want to hire her. She has over two million fans on Instagram. I am friends with her on Facebook. She is 30 years old and single.

But, the first part is to get the money, so I need to get the funding for the research, and I will use some of the money from the research to pay for the pilot.

If Hugh Hefner was still alive I could just take the project to Hef, but Hef is gone now. Hef liked me. 

And of course I still have my movie script that is ready to go, it is all complete. I want Ariana Grande for my movie.


Tony V.

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