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Poetry / Re: Poetry
« on: January 15, 2019, 04:06:46 PM »
Fly With Me
by T.L. Verley

Life is wonderful, and great times are ahead,
Precious is the time between our birth and when we are dead,
Some don't get it, some don't understand,
Some live their entire lives with their heads in the sand.

But not you and I,
We choose to fly,
We'll live life to the fullest before we die.

Some are hopeless, living life in despair,
Some have no faith in themselves, in others, or faith that God cares,
Some see only bad, and they see life as getting worse,
Instead of as a blessing, they see life as a curse.

But not you and I,
We choose to fly,
We'll live life to the fullest before we die.

Anything is possible, dreams can become real,
Though sometimes in life we are wounded, the wounds heal,
Hand and hand together we shall walk up the hill,
And see the beauty all around us and feel the love that we feel.

Because you and I,
We choose to fly,
We'll live life to the fullest before we die.

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Salute,

Tony V.

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Western Europe / Re: Western Europe
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:29:56 PM »
In Italy many of the businesses close on Sunday to observe the Sabbath, and to allow all of the workers to go to Church. And there are beautiful Churches everywhere in Rome.

It is different here in the USA, although the Jews in Beverly Hills observe their Sabbath, and many Jewish businesses close during their Sabbath. But, most people watch football here in the USA on Sunday. We even have horse racing at Santa Anita and at Los Alamitos.

And it is different in Italy with how the people behave, they are more kind and Christian than here in the USA. They help the homeless people, and they are kind to their neighbors like it says in the Bible. There is zero crime in Rome, and they help all of their people. You can feel the love in Rome.

It is cool here in Anaheim, the people are very loving, but Italy is different. Some of my best friends growing up were Italian-Americans, and I have always loved the Italians. And the Princess, Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco, had an Italian father, he was an industrialist, he died when she was a little girl, and she loves Italy too, like I do. I bet the Princess will like Anaheim too though, she will probably love Disneyland, and we have some good restaurants and stuff, and we can have parties at my apartment complex. I bet the Princess would love Malibu too, like I do. (Everyone loves Malibu, Princess Diana was going to move to Malibu, she was buying a house next door to Olivia Newton John on PCH, everyone in Malibu was excited to have Diana as a neighbor, but then she died in an auto accident, everyone was sad.)

Anyhow, Italy is great, and on Sunday everyone goes to Church. If I had a movie production office in Rome, and a vineyard and winery in Tuscany, I would have to close the businesses on Sunday, and I would have to give all of the workers Sunday off.

If Disneyland was in Rome, it would be closed on Sunday.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 12, 2019, 06:17:36 AM »
Feds Demand Forfeiture of Mongols’ Biker Trademarks

January 9, 2019

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) — The Mongol Nation Motorcycle Club must be stripped of the trademarked insignia that members wear on their backs, as fitting punishment for “a parade of horrors” the bikers committed for decades, a federal prosecutor told a jury Tuesday.

Mongols “roamed the world looking for people to victimize” while “empowered by these symbols they wear like armor,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven R. Welk argued to an Orange County jury.

The jury in December found that the Mongol Nation club had been involved in murders, attempted murders and drug sales and convicted it of racketeering and conspiracy.

Now, in what Welk described as a very unusual process, jurors must decide whether the federal government can take the club’s trademarks in its logo design, or “patch,” through criminal forfeiture, to prevent members from wearing or using the design.

“It’s the only way to stop the endless cycle of crime that organizations like this perpetuate,” Welk said.

But Joseph A. Yanny, the Mongol Nation’s defense attorney, said “there is no reason to impose the death penalty on this club” for crimes committed by individuals, many of whom are already in prison.

“They’re trying to take away the one thing by which these men identify each other,” Yanny said.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter has said the case is one of first impression and could reach the U.S. Supreme Court, due to the tension between forfeiture and trademark issues. Further, he said, the prosecutors may appeal from a forfeiture judgment that goes against them, unlike in most criminal cases.

As he did in the first portion of the trial, Yanny described the Mongols as a club founded in the late 1960s by Vietnam war veterans, primarily Latino, who liked to ride motorcycles together.

“Have individual men made mistakes” over the years? he asked. Yes, he said.

“Have they [the club] cleaned up their act? Yes, they have.”

At issue in this second phase are the Mongol Nation’s trademarks in the design of the patch that members wear on the back of their vests. It shows a cartoon Genghis Khan-type figure brandishing a sword and riding a motorcycle under a curved banner bearing the word “Mongols.”

Welk and Yanny stipulated to the jury Tuesday that the trademarks have been in “continuous use” by the club since 1969.

The prosecution’s one witness, retired ATF agent Darrin Kozlowski, testified that the trademarked symbols also appear on mugs, T-shirts, rings, mouse pads, cigarette lighters, caps, bandannas, stickers, trash cans and motorcycle parts. He said he bought some of those items himself during the three years he spent undercover in the Mongols for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Kozlowski said that only the club’s national leadership team, known as the Mother Chapter, can grant “full-patch” membership to a man and authorize him to wear the complete, three-part patch.

Under the Mongol Nation’s constitution, the club retains ownership of the patch, and members must return their patches if they leave, Kozlowski said.

The defense also presented just one witness, intellectual property attorney Michael A. Dinardo, who happens to be Yanny’s cousin.

Dinardo explained the differences between ordinary trademarks or service marks, which must be used in commerce, and “collective membership marks,” such as the Mongol patch. He said ownership rights to any sort of trademark arise from its being in continuous use by the mark’s owner, not from registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The Mongol Nation did register its marks several times. But Welk told the jury that that did not turn this into a trademark case. “This case is about a criminal gang that recruited men” to commit crimes, he said.

The issue for the jurors, he said, is whether there is a nexus, or connection, between the trademarks and the racketeering and conspiracy crimes the Mongol Nation club was convicted of. If so, the jury must find the marks can be forfeited.

They can find a connection if they believe the marks were acquired or maintained by the criminal racketeering enterprise or provided a source of influence for the enterprise, or produced proceeds used by the enterprise, Welk said.

Unlike the guilt phase of the trial, the burden of proof now is a preponderance of evidence, rather than beyond a reasonable doubt.

The prosecution also seeks forfeiture of guns, ammunition and many personal items bearing the Mongols name or insignia that were seized in an October 2008 raid on more than 100 sites belonging to members. After that raid, 77 individual Mongols eventually pleaded guilty to crimes.

Yanny argued to the jury that neither the trademarks nor any of the personal items were directly connected to any of the individual racketeering crimes for which the club was convicted.

“None of the property they want to forfeit has anything to do with any of the predicate acts” making up the racketeering conviction, he said.

“Nobody was killed or beaten with a coffee cup,” he added later.

Yanny said that none of the guns seized in the 2008 raids were used in any of the specific crimes.

But Welk said the prosecution is not required to tie property it wants to forfeit to any particular crime or racketeering act.

The jury was to begin deliberations Wednesday.

If it does find in favor of forfeiture, Carter has suggested he will have to decide whether forfeiting the trademarks would violate Mongol members’ speech or other constitutional rights.

https://www.courthousenews.com/feds-demand-forfeiture-of-mongols-biker-trademarks/

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Nope, they cannot do it, if the Constitution protects your right to wear a swastica, it certainly protects your right to wear whatever biker patch you want to wear. My Grandmother was friends with Sonny Barger of the Hell's Angels when she worked at the original McDonald's fast food restaurant, both McDonald's and the Hell's Angels started in San Bernardino, where my Mother was born, Sonny nicknamed my Grandmother "Miss New York" because he said that she had class like New York. Anyhow, you can wear whatever kind of patch you want to wear, it is protected by our Constitution.

Salute,

Tony V.



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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:53:04 PM »
Texas Landowners Dig In to Fight Trump’s Border Wall
POSTED 5:06 PM, JANUARY 9, 2019, BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPDATED AT 11:52PM, JANUARY 9, 2019

As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall, landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way.

The federal government has started surveying land along the border in Texas and announced plans to start construction next month. Rather than surrender their land, some property owners are digging in, vowing to reject buyout offers and preparing to fight the administration in court.

“You could give me a trillion dollars and I wouldn’t take it,” said Cavazos, whose land sits along the Rio Grande, the river separating the U.S. and Mexico in Texas. “It’s not about money.”

Trump is scheduled to visit the border Thursday in McAllen, a city of 143,000 on the river.

Congress in March funded 33 miles of walls and fencing in Texas. The government has laid out plans that would cut across private land in the Rio Grande Valley. Those in the way include landowners who have lived in the valley for generations, environmental groups and a 19th century chapel.

Many have hired lawyers who are preparing to fight the government if, as expected, it moves to seize their land through eminent domain.

The opposition will intensify if Democrats accede to the Trump administration’s demand to build more than 215 new miles of wall, including 104 miles in the Rio Grande Valley and 55 miles near Laredo. Even a compromise solution to build “steel slats,” as Trump has suggested, or more fencing of the kind that Democrats have previously supported would likely trigger more court cases and pushback in Texas.

Legal experts say Trump likely cannot waive eminent domain — which requires the government to demonstrate a public use for the land and provide landowners with compensation — by declaring a national emergency.

While this is Trump’s first visit to the border in Texas as president, his administration’s immigration crackdown has been felt here for months.

Hundreds of the more than 2,400 children separated from their parents last summer were detained in cages at a Border Patrol facility in McAllen. Three “tender-age” facilities for the youngest children were opened in this region.

The president also ordered soldiers to the border in response to a wave of migrant caravans before the November election. Those troops had a heavy presence in the Rio Grande Valley, though they have since quietly left. A spokeswoman for the border security mission said they closed their base camp along the border on Dec. 22.

But Trump’s border wall will last beyond his administration. Building in the region is a top priority for the Department of Homeland Security because it’s the busiest area for illegal border crossings. More than 23,000 parents and children were caught illegally crossing the border in the Rio Grande Valley in November — more than triple the number from a year earlier.

Homeland Security officials argue that a wall would stop many crossings and deter Central American families from trying to migrate north. Many of those families are seeking asylum because of violence in their home countries and often turn themselves in to border agents when they arrive here.

The number of families has surged. DHS said Wednesday that it detained 27,518 adults and children traveling together on the southern border in December, a new monthly high.

With part of the $1.6 billion Congress approved in March, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced it would build 25 miles (40 kilometers) of wall along the flood-control levee in Hidalgo County, which runs well north of the Rio Grande.

Congress did not allow construction of any of Trump’s wall prototypes. But the administration’s plans call for a concrete wall to the height of the existing levee, with 18-foot steel posts on top. CBP wants to clear 150 feet in front of any new construction for an “enforcement zone” of access roads, cameras, and lighting.

The government sued the local Roman Catholic diocese late last year to gain access for its surveyors at the site of La Lomita chapel, which opened in 1865 and was an important site for missionaries who traveled the Rio Grande Valley by horseback.

It remains an epicenter of the Rio Grande Valley’s Catholic community, hosting weddings and funerals, as well as an annual Palm Sunday procession that draws 2,000 people.

The chapel is a short distance from the Rio Grande. It falls directly into the area where CBP wants to build its “enforcement zone.”

The diocese said it opposes a border wall because the barrier violates Catholic teachings and the church’s responsibility to protect migrants, as well as the church’s First Amendment right of religious freedom. A legal group from Georgetown University has joined the diocese in its lawsuit.

Father Roy Snipes leads prayers each Friday for his chapel to be spared. Wearing a cowboy hat with his white robe and metal cross, he’s known locally as the “cowboy priest” and sometimes takes a boat on the Rio Grande to go from his home to the chapel.

“It would poison the water,” Snipes said. “It would still be a sacred place, but it would be a sacred place that was desecrated.”

The Cavazos family’s roughly 64 acres were first purchased by their grandmother 60 years ago.

They rent some of the property to tenants who have built small houses or brought in trailers, charging some as little as $1,000 a year. They live off the earnings from the land and worry that a fence would deter renters and turn their property into a “no man’s land.”

On the rest of the property are plywood barns, enclosures for cattle and goats, and a wooden deck that extends into the river, which flows serenely east toward the Gulf of Mexico. Eloisa’s brother, Fred, can sit on the deck in his wheelchair and fish with a rod fashioned from a long carrizo reed plucked from the riverbank.

Surveyors examined their property in December under federal court order. The family hasn’t yet received an offer for their land, but their lawyers at the Texas Civil Rights Project expect a letter with an offer will arrive in the coming weeks.

“Everybody tells us to sell and go to a better place,” Eloisa Cavazos said. “This is heaven to us.”

https://ktla.com/2019/01/09/texas-landowners-dig-in-to-fight-trumps-border-wall/

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We won two world wars and the Cold War without building any walls, and we do not need any walls now. We need to have a good relationship with our neighbors, and we need to work together with our neighbors to battle crime and terrorism, etc. We also need good farm workers, and construction workers, etc, etc, etc. If we are going to send wine and cheese to the Chinese, etc, then we need labor to make it happen.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 09, 2019, 12:03:09 AM »
Tony you have a big heart and a good soul...

Thanks!

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 08, 2019, 11:39:45 PM »
ACLU

Hi Tony –

President Trump just tried on national TV to make a case for his border wall – but it failed. When he says "border security," he means separating and jailing families and children, firing tear gas at asylum seekers, and above all – that multi-billion dollar wall. Trump manufactured a humanitarian crisis at the border, and now he's shutting down the government until he gets his wall.

Our senators have the power to fight back by refusing to bend to the president's will. It's up to us to raise our voices to make loud and clear what we, the people, want: No wall and no raise for Homeland Security to jail and terrorize immigrants.

Send a message to your senators right now: We won't allow our taxpayer dollars to fund the wall and give DHS a raise.

Let's be clear: The so-called border crisis is a product of Trump's imagination and the cruelty of his DHS. Border apprehensions are at some of the lowest levels in decades. Most of the people coming to our southwest border are families and children seeking asylum.

Instead of seeking billions more of our money for a border wall, the Trump administration should use existing resources to treat arriving migrants humanely and with due process. Seeking asylum is a legal right, and one that we will continue to fight to protect.

This is urgent: Write to your senators and demand they take a stand against Trump's border wall and against giving billions more to DHS.

We must reopen the government by voting to pass the spending bills just passed in the House – bills that don't give Trump his wall or DHS a raise. We shouldn't reward an agency that has torn apart so many lives.

If enough of us write to our senators to demand immediate action, we can pressure them to stand firm against Trump and bring this shutdown to its rightful end – without providing a penny for the border wall.

En la lucha,

Lorella Praeli
ACLU Deputy Political Director

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We do not need a wall with Canada, and we do not need a wall with Mexico.

We can work together with our good Christian neighbors, Canada and Mexico, to battle crime together, and to stop terrorism together, etc, etc, etc.

We can achieve more by working together with our neighbors, instead of building walls.

We won two world wars, and the Cold War, without building any walls, and we do not need a wall now.

And we have our Statue of Liberty welcoming the tired, the poor, and the huddled masses.

NO WALL!

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 08, 2019, 09:47:21 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/08/politics/us-china-trade-talks-extended/index.html

No evidence that the talks are doing anything major, but as one person put it, no fist fights have broken out, either.

We need to send them the good stuff, good healthy organic food, good California cheese, and California wine, and prime beef from Nevada, etc. As we expand trade with China it is upsetting that they are trying to sell them bad stuff like genetically modified seeds, etc. Let us expand trade, and we have good wholesome food and wine from California that we can send to the Chinese.

Oregon has good frozen and canned vegetables. Wisconsin sells great cheese. Idaho grows great potatoes. We can send the Chinese the good stuff, and they will be happy and they will buy more American products.

They can also buy Chevy Camaros, and Jeeps, and Ford pick-up trucks, etc. And Harley Davidson motorcycles.

There are many products that we can export to China.

And we need copyright protection on our films and music, and we need patent protection on our inventions, etc, etc, etc.

Also, they need to pay their workers fair, and they need to treat their workers better, and we need to have a punishment for them if they sell artificially low-priced goods because of the use of artificially low-priced slave labor. 

And we need to support labor unions in China which are independent of their government.

Those are some of my thoughts on that. 

And the talks on the issue of trade need to last for more than two days, we need to discuss the whole kit and caboodle. There is a lot to discuss. 

California lost over five hundred thousand jobs to China alone. There is a lot to discuss.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 08, 2019, 08:33:18 PM »


Awesome. Princess Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco broke up with her boyfriend, so now I can date her.

Link...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6569187/Grace-Kellys-granddaughter-Charlotte-Casiraghi-split-fianc-theyre-incompatible.html

Now is my chance.

:)

Salute,

Tony V.

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Meander Where You May / Re: Meander Where You May
« on: January 02, 2019, 01:01:20 AM »
Mille Bornes is a great game...

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

It is great like Yahtzee and Monopoly.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 01, 2019, 11:11:57 PM »
Hey Josh, someone spammed the Comedy thread.

Thanks.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 01, 2019, 08:47:29 PM »
The CIA sold cocaine in Los Angeles and other places in order to fund the Contras in Nicaragua... 
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contras 

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

The heroin is coming from Afghanistan, and they will not help to fund their transition to cotton.

We need to keep an eye on our government, sometimes our government does bad things.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 01, 2019, 05:24:27 PM »
Here is a message for UNICEF for the new year...

It is good to teach the children academics, and proper behavior, but also it would be good to teach them Martial Arts, so that they can defend themselves and others, and also teach them acting and music, they can do plays and they can perform for the people there. They can also make You Tube videos to share with the world. I am sure that UNICEF would have no problem finding volunteers to teach the children, and as the children are taught and as they get older then they can become teachers and they can teach the future children.

I wish everyone the best in the new year, and I wish the best for the children of the world.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 31, 2018, 08:07:06 PM »
I am grateful for the mid term election results. Now at least we have a fighting chance and remaining decent. We are good, decent people, who welcome immigrants, and we do not take little children away from their parents and lock little children in cages. 

We also are not going to poison our planet without a fight. And if we are smart we can keep some of the new jobs created by the green economy here in the USA, we can invent the new equipment and we can manufacture it. And France needs jobs too, along with other allies.

I am also against building the wall. It is a racist, bullshit plan, and if it was not racist it would be built on the border with Canada. Trump is racist against people with brown skin. Trump's wife Melania was born in Slovenia, and Ivana was born in the Czech Republic, so obviously Trump is not racist against foreign people with white skin, but for some reason he hates people with brown skin. I personally think that Salma Hayek is hotter than any of the Trump women, along with Shakira, and Sofia Vergara.

On the issue of Ivanka Trump, I like her better than I like her father. Ivanka has been working tirelessly to help our nation, and women and people around the world. And I support women owning and running businesses, I invite them to create jobs here in California. I have had women bosses, including when I worked for Suzanne Pleshette, women make great bosses.

I like the new president in Colombia, President Ivan Duque Marquez, whom attended Harvard, the USA should continue to have good relations with Colombia, and we should expand trade. We have made great strides to reduce the cocaine trade, and now people are more interested in the growing coffee trade. Charities and groups and government programs to educate the children in Colombia are also bearing fruit, and programs need to be expanded in terms of educating the children, etc. Colombia can also be a wonderful ally in terms of handling the situation in Venezuela.

On the issue of Venezuela, we cannot let the children starve. We need to feed the children and people of Venezuela. And the people of Venezuela need to rebuild their economy, and the women can help to create jobs right along with the men, they should all be given small business loans to create jobs, etc. And Venezuela needs to grow more food, and they need to raise more animals for food, and they need to expand fishing, etc, the people of Venezuela need to feed their own nation. And teachers need to go to Venezuela to teach them economics, and business, etc. And Venezuela can expand trade with Australia, etc.

On the issue of the Philippines, the current leader, Duterte, is loved by his people, even though many think that some of his ideas are harsh. The Philippines needs to expand trade with the world, and also they can invite the Greek businesses to invest in companies in the Philippines, etc, the Greeks do not have a big workforce, but they can use the Philippines and the huge workforce in the Philippines. The Philippines can also grow their tourism industry, like Hawaii and Tahiti. I also recommend that American companies hire Filipino immigrants, they are good, hard-working, English speaking, Christian, people, the USA can hire truck drivers from the Philippines, and also Filipino doctors and nurses. The same with Australia, and France, and Italy, they can hire doctors and nurses from the Philippines, and truck drivers, etc, and Filipinos can work in the vineyards too, etc.

In the USA, I expect great things for Nevada. A lot of clean healthy growth has been happening in Nevada. And Nevada is a good place for the new immigrants to come to.

California is bouncing back slowly, California lost over five hundred thousand jobs to China alone, but California is going to be okay because of innovation, education, tourism, etc, etc, etc, along with aerospace and defense, etc, etc, etc, and the movie business, etc, etc, etc.

France is starving right now, and they are desperate, but they will bounce back. They need to renegotiate their trade deals, including with China, and they need to export cologne, perfume, lingerie, clothing, shoes, etc, etc, etc, around the world and especially in China, they need to open China up to French perfume, etc. Also the French can sell wine in China, and globally, and cheese, and French films, etc. 

Italy is doing better than France, and the Italian wine industry is doing great. Italy and France both benefit from tourists. The Italians are very industrious and creative, and their products are always high quality, and Italian products are popular all over the world. Italian exports will sell anywhere people can afford to buy the best, highest quality items, such as Italian suits, Italian shoes, Italian cars, etc, etc, etc.

On the issue of Russia, they all want to be Americans, like the Japanese. They love American clothes, American shoes, American music and American entertainment, etc. Metallica could fill auditoriums in Russia every day of the week. Russians love fast food, and pizza, etc. The Russians are also big in the arts, they helped to invent modern acting, and theatre, as well as making contributions in Ballet, etc. The Russians make good immigrants here in the USA, they are hard workers, and they would be good in places such as Detroit, and Cleveland, etc, and they can handle the cold areas. On the issue of marketing vacations to the Russians, I would recommend offering them vacations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and also in Australia, as the Russians make more money they will be able to spend more money on vacations and travel. We need to help to guide the Russians in the right direction.

On the issue of China... China needs labor unions which are independent of the government, and the workers of China need fair pay and good treatment. China also need freedom, and democracy, along with improved human rights. It will take wisdom and patience to help China to evolve peacefully, but it can happen, just as with the USSR. And China can be a good ally and friend once they have freedom, democracy, and improved human rights, and once the issues are worked out with trade, etc, etc, etc.

On the issue of California... Democrat Sabrina Cervantes is rising fast as a popular player in state government, and she is helping to bring more jobs to Southern California...

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

Those are some thoughts as we end 2018. I wish you all of the best in 2019.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 28, 2018, 06:16:20 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/climate/mercury-coal-pollution-regulations.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

re Trump and regulations

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Friday a plan designed to make it easier for coal-fired power plants, after nearly a decade of restrictions, to release into the atmosphere more mercury and other pollutants linked to developmental disorders and respiratory illnesses.

President Trump’s new proposal does not repeal the regulation, known as the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, but it would lay the groundwork for doing so by weakening a key legal justification for the measure. The long-term impact would be significant: It would weaken the ability of the E.P.A. to impose new regulations in the future by adjusting the way the agency measures the benefits of curbing pollutants, giving less weight to the potential health gains.


Who cares if our kids can't safely breathe the air? A few more coal-miners might be filled with false hope as well as opiates, and vote for the asshole in 2020.

This Russian-infected and corrupt SOB will kill us all.

This administration is evil.

The son of a bitch will not get away with that in California. Starting in 2020 all new homes built in California must have solar panels...

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/business/energy-environment/california-solar-power.html

And not only are we going to go solar, but we can invent and manufacture the equipment right here in California, so that we can create green jobs in Mojave, as well as in Van Nuys, and elsewhere. And Mojave is already a leader in the field of wind power. California is set to benefit from clean energy, along with the fact that we are doing what is right for our planet.

Other states need to tell Trump to go pound sand too, right along with California. And the fishermen, and companies which sell fish, need to file lawsuits for the fact that the fish all have Mercury in them because of the coal and dirty energy, we should all file lawsuits against the Mercury in our fish. Etc, etc, etc. We need to stand up and fight for safe fish to eat, and for a clean planet.

And we need to train the coal workers for the jobs of the future. California can invent the new equipment for the green economy, and we can send jobs to the coal workers, etc.

We need to keep the jobs local as we create the equipment for the green economy, and we can also help the coal workers. If the jobs all go to China then that would be like chopping off our own foot with an axe. As we invent the new stuff, we need to manufacture it right here in California, and in the USA, the new stuff needs to bloom where it is sprouted. 

We also need a total new trade deal with China. The new trade deal with Mexico and with Canada is a start, and we need to fix trade with China and with others. As we invent the technology of the future, we need to keep the jobs that are created here in the USA. Our workers need the jobs of the future, and going green can help everyone.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Home / Re: Home
« on: December 28, 2018, 05:48:49 PM »
A new 162 unit apartment complex is being built down the street from where I live here in Anaheim, they said that we can share our comments on it, and I think that they should do like the condominium high rise where I worked as a valet/doorman for Suzanne Pleshette, Empire West, in West Hollywood, they can build a high rise with about twenty stories, and put a swimming pool on the roof with a clubhouse and stuff for parties on the roof, and also they can have a tennis court, etc, and with underground parking. Then, over by Angel Stadium they need to do towers like the Trump tower, along with other development (they want to make it like Rome, where everything you need is right in your neighborhood so that you do not even need to drive, and have it tied in with transportation hubs).

There is a housing shortage here, so they need to build like crazy, but people need to plan wisely, and we need piazzas with fountains and stuff like in Rome, Italy, we can learn a lot from Rome as we develop Anaheim. We can also learn from Crystal City, Virginia, where they have transportation and stuff underground, they have a bunch of stuff underground there, we can learn from a lot of places.

Anaheim needs to plan wisely as the city grows, and it all needs to be done really nice.

Salute,

Tony V.

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