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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 19, 2019, 06:03:35 PM »
Part of the answer as abortions are outlawed, is to allow LGBT people to adopt children, many people cannot have children on their own and for many people adoption is an answer for them when it comes to having children.

Also, as Christians we are supposed to help the children, and the adults, we are supposed to help everyone.

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Psalm 82:3-4 New International Version (NIV)

3 Defend the weak and the fatherless;
    uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
4 Rescue the weak and the needy;
    deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

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And in Orange County we have a group called CASA which helps the foster children. I want to do some fundraisers for CASA soon.

https://www.casaoc.org/

I have access to an amphitheater, with 2,000 seats, and an area to sell food and drinks to our guests, and it is at a nice park with a cool little duck pond. I can produce concerts at the amphitheater for charity. We all can work for free and all of the money can go to CASA to help children who do not have parents. Life is hard, and it is way harder if you do not have parents.

https://www.anaheim.net/1432/Pearson-Park-Amphitheatre

So, we need to allow the Gays to adopt, etc, and we need to help the orphans and the needy.

Salute,

Tony V.




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History / Re: American History
« on: May 19, 2019, 05:29:59 PM »
A few people who did a lot for the labor movement in the USA were Eugene V. Debs, Jimmy Hoffa, and Cesar Chavez.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_V._Debs

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

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

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 17, 2019, 10:02:31 PM »
Keeping the American Dream alive...

In the old days there were guys like Benjamin Franklin and James Madison who had big dreams for America, and others came along and shared the dream of America. Guys like the Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts, they all shared the American dream, and they built America. And they were good Christians who gave back to their communities, and as the men made money their wives gave the money away through charitable organizations, etc, and they donated libraries, etc, and they pumped money into America. Guys like Bill Gates are not like the old guys like Henry Ford. Henry Ford created jobs in Detroit, and Gates creates jobs in China, Gates only cares about the money. Otherwise the Apple I-Phones would be built in Nebraska instead of in China.

So what do we do? The tariffs on imports from China is a good start, and then we can invest that money back into the USA, we can build high speed trains, and other public projects, and we can also give redevelopment money to areas hard hit by job losses, and we can give people low interest business loans, etc. And as our young people become educated, we need to make sure that they can find jobs right here in the USA. And for instance, California has great film schools, and great acting schools, we need to have jobs for the students when they graduate, so we need a new movie studio in Anaheim, etc, we need new film and television investment in Southern California, and film equipment rentals, etc. California has lost over 500,000 jobs to China, and we need to get busy replacing those jobs and we need to keep the American dream alive. And guys like Gates have done a lot of good things, but they need to do more to create jobs here in the USA, and to give back to America.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 17, 2019, 09:06:00 PM »
Los Angeles used to have electric streetcars, Los Angeles was quite advanced.

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

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

Right now people wish they would have kept the electric streetcars.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 17, 2019, 07:42:25 PM »
People ride the Metrolink trains here in Southern California, and they are the same kind of Metrolink trains that they have in the South of France.

Traffic is horrible in Southern California, so the trains are a welcome addition when it comes to transportation options.

https://www.metrolinktrains.com/

And when we get our high speed trains, then people will ride them. The high speed trains will be successful.

So far as air, the airports are crowded, and with security you have to wait forever, and many people are afraid to fly. We have also had plane crashes lately with Boeing planes. I hate flying, but I love to travel, so I fly when I have to.

But, for like going from Anaheim to Vegas, the high speed trains would be great. For the East Coast they can have a high speed train between New York City and Washington D.C.. And a high speed train would be great between Lancaster and Los Angeles, in California. The one that we built, between Bakersfield and Merced, was kind of a stupid place to start, they should have done the one between Lancaster and Los Angeles first, but at least something is being built that we can ride and check out, and if people like it then we can finish the route and build more.

Trump says one thing, but does another. Trump talked about building high speed trains in the USA, and then he pulled nine hundred million dollars away from the high speed rail project in California. Trump said that the people in California were too slow on building the project, and the costs keep rising, so Trump took some of the money away. It is sad, and it is the opposite of what we need to do, we need to build our high speed trains. And I have been saying all along, we can build our trains faster by working on multiple sites at once, and then you join it all together, and the costs will just be higher in the future, so it is best to get the high speed rail built quickly. If they cannot do it, then put me in charge, I will get it done. Someone has to do it, we have some great people here in the USA. Some of the old aerospace people can work on the high speed rail projects, and it could get done quickly. If we put the same effort into building high speed trains that we put into putting men on the moon, and on building our original rail roads, and on building our national highway system, etc, then we would have our high speed trains built in no time. Trump is going in the wrong direction.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2019/05/16/trump-administration-pulls-million-california-high-speed-rail-project/

Getting out there and marching will not make the air cleaner, what is going to make the air cleaner is people getting out of their cars and getting on public transportation. We need to improve our public transportation, and that will help the environment. And the people stuck in traffic with their gas powered polluting automobiles has to stop, it is not good for anyone. Get on the train, bring a nice book to read, and a thermos of coffee and a couple of sandwiches. I ride the Metrolink all of the time, and it is great.

We also have a few subways now in Los Angeles, you can go from Union Station to Universal Studios, etc, that is cool, and they are going to build a subway to the ocean.

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

The Metrolink between Los Angeles and Anaheim is not that bad, it only takes around half an hour, but someday a high speed train will run that route as well.

To go from Los Angeles to San Diego there is Amtrak.

https://www.amtrak.com/pacific-surfliner-train

And to go North up the coast there is the Starlight..

https://www.amtrak.com/coast-starlight-train

And you can ride trains all over the country, for people who are afraid to fly, you can get there on trains.

People in Europe love trains, and I would love to go ride trains around Europe. And one cool route, if you ride a train from mainland Italy to Sicily, they put the whole train on a barge, and they float the train across the water to Sicily. And of course it would be cool to ride the high speed trains in Europe, and in Japan, etc.

Of note too, is that people can build new fancy train stations, people can have fun and the architects and designers can create wonderful train stations.

In Anaheim our new station is ARTIC.

http://anaheim.net/3329/ARTIC

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

Let us advance new rail systems, and let us clean up the air, and let us reduce traffic.

Salute,

Tony V.




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Movies / Re: Movies
« on: May 17, 2019, 05:48:14 PM »
The Cannes Film Festival is going on right now.

https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/

The first Cannes Film Festival was on my Mother's Birthday.

I went to the Cannes Film Festival in 2000, a film titled "Dancer in the Dark" won the Palm d' Or that year.

I stayed at the Hotel Mondial, it was great, I could see the ocean from my balcony, the hotel is owned by Best Western now, I am not sure who owned it then.

http://www.hotellemondial.com/en/

I would love to go to the Cannes Film Festival every year.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 16, 2019, 10:19:12 PM »
NEVADA you guys, keep your eyes on NEVADA.

And Las Vegas is set up to serve millions. As is Reno. Elko is a cool college town. Carson City is a cool old cowboy town. Nevada is great.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Meander Where You May / Re: Meander Where You May
« on: May 16, 2019, 03:35:45 PM »
Here are some ghost stories...

One time when I was a kid, just before my father died, I was laying in bed, and it was a bunk-bed with my bed on top, and my brother's bed under mine, and I saw a ghost, it was a lady in white, and she picked me up, and I started praying to God to help me, and the ghost carried me around the room, I remember looking out the window as we went by the window, and then she put me back in my bed, and she disappeared.

Then, I worked at a dog kennel that was haunted. One day I was feeding the dogs, and I had to get more food for them, so I grabbed the food pot and I left the cart there, and I went to the tub room to mix up a pot of food for the dogs, and I turned around to walk back to where the cart was, and there was the cart behind me. A ghost brought the cart to me. I was the only person there.

And another time at the kennel, in the tub room, I watched a funnel get thrown across the room by a ghost.

When my Grandmother died, I was home in bed, and I saw a ghost of a woman in white at the foot of my bed. I just put my blanket over my head, and prayed to God.

Another story... I had a friend, Drew, he was a retired studio executive at Paramount, and at Universal, we were roommates in a group home, the group home was a seven bedroom mansion, and at the time I owned a motor home, and there was a spot on the property to park motor homes, and so my motor home was parked there. We used to sit in my motor home and party, because we were not allowed to party in the house, and my motor home had a nice stereo and stuff, so it was nice to party in my motor home. My friend Drew loved my motor home, and he used to sleep in the motor home sometimes. Well, Drew died, and after Drew died I was in the motor home, and a light turned on in the motor home, and it was Drew turning on the light I bet.

I went from that mansion, to another mansion, and then to my apartment. When I moved into my apartment I soon found out that it was haunted. The stereo would turn on in the middle of the night while I was asleep. The VCR would turn on all by itself. The CD player would turn on all by itself. And I saw a ghost one night while I was in bed, the lady in white, and I put my blanket over my head and prayed. Then my Uncle Dennis died here in my apartment.

I have other stories too. Yes, I believe in ghosts.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 15, 2019, 08:04:00 PM »
I have been to France, and to Italy, and to Mexico. For Mexico I did not even need a passport. France never even asked to see my passport, and in Italy I had to have my passport stamped upon arrival and then stamped again upon departure. No forms were needed for any nation I have been to, and yes, I just waltzed in.

I guess in the future Europe will require everyone to get a travel visa, in 2021 I will have to go through a process to travel to Europe.

But right now I can just waltz into Europe, and I can go wherever I want. All that I need is my passport.

And I am allowed to own businesses in Italy, and real estate, and if I want to live in Italy I can get Italian citizenship easily, it is a piece of cake to get dual citizenship, but I still have to pay taxes to the USA regardless of where I do business.

Right now I want to go to Monaco, and I want to meet Charlotte Casiraghi, although, she comes to the USA often. I can just waltz into Monaco, no problem, I fly into Paris, switch planes and go to Nice, and then ride the train from Nice to Monaco. I have been to Nice when I went to the Cannes Film Festival, and I rode the train from Nice to Cannes, and that same train goes to Monaco.

I love that we are free to travel, and I love to travel and I love meeting new people and eating at new restaurants, and trying new foods, etc.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 15, 2019, 07:26:48 PM »
I have a friend who loves people, and he is a Christian and he wants to save every soul. He is disappointed because he lost a friend on Facebook over his political ideas.

My Mom always taught me when I was growing up that people are allowed to have their own opinions, and that is a great part of America, we are free to be ourselves.

And it is true that we need to be ourselves because everyone else is taken. Be yourself, this is America and you are free to have your own thoughts.

People who unfriend you over politics are missing out on what America is all about. What makes us great is that we are all free to be ourselves.

I have friends who are gay, I have friends who are communist, I have friends who are pagans, and in America they are all free to believe whatever they want.

By the way, I think Sabrina Cervantes is doing a great job for California, we may not agree on everything, but she is bringing jobs to California, and she is doing a great job.

Link...

https://a60.asmdc.org/

Salute,

Tony V.

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Movies / Re: Movies
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:18:27 PM »
Tim Conway was great, "The Apple Dumpling Gang" was some of my favorite work that he did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFv57wptS38

May he rest in peace.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Theater / Re: Theater
« on: May 13, 2019, 10:10:51 PM »
A few of the best acting teachers who left books behind were Konstantin Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, and Sanford Meisner....

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

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

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

My favorite personal acting teacher is Madonna Young Magee, whom I first encountered at the AADA, she is a great teacher, and she needs to write a book, she trained with Meisner and Hagen in New York.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 13, 2019, 03:57:01 PM »
All of the people who spent their money using Chinese slave labor instead of American workers are now suffering as the price for Chinese goods goes higher and higher. They should have invested in Nebraska instead of in China.

California lost over 500,000 jobs to China, and I say raise those tariffs on Chinese goods even higher!

And we will make those who thought that slave labor in China was okay, we will make them pay for our high speed trains.

Tourism creates over 160,000 jobs in Orange County, California, alone, and that number will grow when we build our high speed trains, including a high speed train between Anaheim and Las Vegas. The tourists will love our high speed trains.

Also, we should use some of the money from the tariffs for redevelopment money here in the USA to help people who lost jobs to China, and for small business loans here in the USA.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 12, 2019, 11:19:19 PM »
We also have Greece, and Israel, on our team.

And many others.

Salute,

Tony V. 

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