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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 14, 2018, 02:51:31 PM »
Richard Branson wants to help the former prisoners to start new lives, he wants people to address the issue on many levels. So, I told him about Prince Albert's grandmother...

Prince Albert of Monaco, Grace Kelly's son, had a Grandmother, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, whom Charlotte Casiraghi was named after, who helped former prisoners, she turned a Grimaldi royal estate in France into a center for released prisoners, and her lover was a former jewel thief. She studied to be a social worker, and she helped former prisoners with her lover at a royal estate. She was a very down to earth royal, whose mother was a cabaret singer, someone should make a movie about her, maybe I will write and produce it, we will see.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Charlotte,_Duchess_of_Valentinois

In Los Angeles there is "Homeboy Industries" to help the former prisoners, and programs like that are great.

https://www.homeboyindustries.org/

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:27:37 PM »
A new nonprofit charity organization just cut their ribbon today by city hall in Anaheim, the organization is named "Chrysalis" and they help the homeless people to get jobs. We have several new programs to help the homeless people to get into housing, a lot of attention is going to housing for the homeless, and along with housing and other services such as medical care, etc, there needs to be services to help the homeless people to get jobs, and that is what Chrysalis does. 

Chrysalis helps formerly homeless people to get jobs working on the roads with Cal Trans, etc, etc, etc, and they are establishing a relationship with the Disney resort to help the formerly homeless people to get jobs at Disney, etc, etc, etc. In Culver City they help the formerly homeless people to get jobs at Sony Studios, etc, etc, etc.

As we get the homeless people off of the streets and into housing, it is important to have organizations such as Chrysalis which help the homeless to find employment.  And of course job training and education are important, and organizations are needed to help with all of that.

So, Chrysalis will be a welcome addition here in Anaheim. And as we go from the post Great Recession era which saw California lose over five hundred thousand jobs to China, Chrysalis can help as we get the homeless people off of the streets and into housing and back into the workforce. 

Link...

https://changelives.org/about-us/

Now we need redevelopment money and tax breaks here in California to inspire people to create new jobs to rebuild our economy here in California, such as by opening a new automobile manufacturing plant in Van Nuys, etc, etc, etc. And our high speed trains will help, including a high speed train between Anaheim and Las Vegas.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:38:11 PM »
Has a Nazi that became an eye doctor in the US and stayed on the right side of US law proven his worth?

Or is he always worthless, having been a Nazi?

While I was attending the AADA, which was in Pasadena at the time, I lived in an old motel, it was the Astro Motel on Colorado Blvd, it was a real cheap dive then, and the place was full of prostitutes and drug dealers, etc, and in the three months that I lived at that motel four people died, suicides and over-doses.

There was this old German guy who was my neighbor at the motel. He drank cognac everyday and he had sex with hookers, and he just gave up on life. He was a general contractor in the construction industry, so he could have been wealthy, he did not need to live at that cheap motel, but he just gave up on life.

So, I used to play chess with him, and drink cognac, he was not a drug addict or anything, and for an old drunk he was very polite and gentlemanly. And over time we got to know each other. I found out that he was from Germany, and that he had been there when Hitler was in power, and he felt guilty and ashamed at what Hitler did, and he hated himself for being German at the time of Hitler. But, here was the kicker, he was just a powerless little kid. He was carrying around all of this guilt, and he was just a little child. I told him, you were just a little kid, you need to let that stuff go, it was not your fault, stop carrying that guilt around with you. I got through to him, and he began the process of forgiving himself.

The last time I saw him, he had cut back on the drinking, and he met a woman from Colombia, and she wanted to get married and have children, and so he was going to marry her and buy a home and start a family.

Life is not always pretty, but it was nice to see him redeemed and grateful to be alive, he went from being very sad to being happy.

Salute,

Tony V.


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 12, 2018, 05:17:54 PM »


The damage that these fires in California are doing is so sad. Maybe we can do more to prevent future fires. I have some ideas, and I am sure that other people will have ideas, and maybe we can reduce the fires in the future.

Along with having goats to eat the vegetation, and cutting in fire roads, etc, etc, etc, we can have water pipes with sprinklers and in the case of fires we could turn on the sprinklers. Swimming pools can also be connected with sprinkler systems. And of course, more people on watch, and more cameras to watch, and satellite images, etc, etc, etc. We need to find more ways to reduce the number of fires and to reduce the damage that these fires are doing.

My prayers are with the displaced, and with those whom have lost homes.

My friend Dena lost her home in the Paradise fire, please pray for her too.

Salute,

Tony V.

Indeed.
Sad your friend lost her home, hopefully she had insurance.

Peril of living in the forest though...one day the big one could come and burn your home down...and burn you down if there's no escape route.

She has great insurance, so everything is covered, and she is going to go all out and build her dream home when she rebuilds, that is one good part, she is looking forward to rebuilding.

And more will be done to prevent the fires in the future.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Other Sports / Re: Boxing
« on: November 12, 2018, 05:12:59 PM »
Jesus Soto Karass defeats Neeco Macias in bout featuring 3,353 punches

Nov 8, 2018
Nigel Collins
ESPN Staff Writer

http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/25222033/jesus-soto-karass-upsets-neeco-rooster-macias-majority-decision

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Neeco the Rooster Macias lost, but many think that he won, he put up a great fight.

Salute,

Tony V.


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 12, 2018, 02:48:49 PM »


The damage that these fires in California are doing is so sad. Maybe we can do more to prevent future fires. I have some ideas, and I am sure that other people will have ideas, and maybe we can reduce the fires in the future. 

Along with having goats to eat the vegetation, and cutting in fire roads, etc, etc, etc, we can have water pipes with sprinklers and in the case of fires we could turn on the sprinklers. Swimming pools can also be connected with sprinkler systems. And of course, more people on watch, and more cameras to watch, and satellite images, etc, etc, etc. We need to find more ways to reduce the number of fires and to reduce the damage that these fires are doing.

My prayers are with the displaced, and with those whom have lost homes. 

My friend Dena lost her home in the Paradise fire, please pray for her too. 

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:38:42 PM »
We need to not only be thankful for our Veterans, we also need to help them when they need help.

We need to provide our Veterans with great benefits, such as low interest business loans, low interest home loans, health care for their whole family, and especially we need to help the homeless Vets to get into housing so that we can bless them with all of the benefits that they deserve. We need to show our thanks with programs to help our Vets. There are people who are helping the homeless Vets, and we need to support them, and we need more people to help the homeless Vets. It is not enough to be grateful, we need to show our gratitude with good benefits.

And for the homeless Vets...

Here is a number for a sober living home, it is $135.00 per week for a bed in a shared home in Orange County.

Darlene

714 269-8842

And here is a number for my friend Lisa, I lived in Lisa's houses for four years, one of my roommates was a retired studio executive at Paramount and at Universal. Lisa's houses are all million dollar homes.

Lisa Vergara

714 537-8472

If you end up homeless, they will help you. And Lisa has been helping the homeless for over thirty years, she is great.

Lisa has helped many Vets, for many years. May God bless her. I love Lisa.

Thank you Vets, and may we show our thanks properly.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Pets / Re: Pets
« on: November 10, 2018, 04:35:33 PM »
On the issue of pets and making money...

You could earn one million dollars per year, gross, if you open your own dog kennel in Anaheim, or in Las Vegas, or other populated area and tourism is a plus.

If you have boarding, at twenty five dollars per night per dog, and if you average eighty dogs per night, then you can earn seven hundred and thirty thousand dollars per year just from boarding.

Then you have grooming. If you have a good sized grooming shop, with six groomers, then you can earn three hundred thousand dollars per year for that, easy.

So just from boarding and grooming you can earn one million dollars per year.

Then you have training. You can charge five hundred dollars for a two week in kennel training, they drop off the dog, and they come back in two weeks and the dog is all trained. If you average ten dogs for every two week training program, then that is one hundred and thirty thousand dollars per year.

So, that is over one million dollars per year, just for getting to work with dogs.

You could also breed dogs, and have champion Dobermans or whatever, and some people like to enter dogs in dog shows.

But, you have the over-head, and salaries for the workers, and insurance, etc, etc, etc.

If you love dogs, then you might consider opening your own dog kennel.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 06, 2018, 02:41:14 PM »
Anaheim election will yield new city leaders, decide resort worker wage measure

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/11/06/anaheim-election-will-yield-new-city-leaders-decide-resort-worker-wage-measure/

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There are a lot of issues on this ballot. There are the issues of raising wages, helping the homeless, building new hotels, treating farm animals better, and other issues.

We also have a lot of races going such as the race for Governor. I supported Newsom, because he supports building our high speed trains, and he is against building the wall and he supports California being a sanctuary state, etc.

It is important to get out and vote.

And locally we need to support Dr Jose Moreno.

Here is a link for Dr Jose Moreno...

https://www.anaheim.net/3523/Mayor-Pro-Tem-Jose-F-Moreno

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:30:58 PM »
We also need to vote for people who support building high speed trains, and who work to improve public transportation, and who work for cleaner air and a healthier environment, along with working on ways to avoid the traffic jams.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:19:18 PM »
California has lost more than half a million jobs to China more than any other state, report says

By MARGOT ROOSEVELT
OCT 23, 2018 | 3:00 AM

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

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The Los Angeles Times is not fake news.

The economy sucks still!

There are over fifty eight thousand homeless people in Los Angeles County alone, there is a crisis.

Luckily we have tourism, and food production, and wine-making, and what is left of the entertainment industry here, and aerospace and defense, etc.

We need to create more good union jobs in Los Angeles County, such as would be created if a new automobile manufacturing plant was opened in Van Nuys, etc, people need tax breaks, and redevelopment money, etc, to create new jobs in California.

We also need to expand trade with Mexico, and with Latin America, and we do not need any walls, these are our good Christian neighbors, we need to have a "GOOD NEIGHBOR" policy here.

We also need to renegotiate our trade deals, including renegotiating our trade deal with China.

The economy is not great, we need to help the homeless people, we need to get them into housing, and then we need jobs to employ the formerly homeless people, we need to get them into housing and then back into the workforce. We cannot have record numbers of homeless people, and consider the economy great, the economy is not great until all of those homeless people have housing and jobs.

Get out and vote everyone.

I voted by mail, and I voted for all Democrats. Being hateful and divisive such as Trump is doing is not going to help us, we need to vote for Democrats in order to block Trump and his insanity and hate.

Salute,

Tony V.

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Poetry / Re: Poetry
« on: November 04, 2018, 04:35:20 PM »
Eldorado

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old-
This knight so bold-
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow-
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be-
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied-
"If you seek for Eldorado!"

Edgar Allan Poe

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Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 02, 2018, 02:43:52 PM »
My post is self explanatory, Mr Utley. It is all in there. They are working to bring programs to Kentucky to match the money with their ideas, and to create jobs in Kentucky so that the people do not need to leave to find jobs elsewhere.

I had family in Kentucky in the 1800s.

William Henry Wolff - My Great, Great Grandfather on my Mother's side.
Born 1857
Born in Carrolton, Kentucky
Died 1907
Died in Denver, Colorado

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 02, 2018, 02:14:02 PM »
Ivanka Trump visited Kentucky. I like her, she should be president instead of her father. She is working to help to bring jobs to Kentucky, to harvest the potential of the people of Kentucky, instead of the people having to leave to find jobs elsewhere. 

Think tanks are great, and then the ideas need to be tied in with the money to make things happen. Ivanka can bring the programs and the money to Kentucky to match the money with their ideas.

It is great that they get this wonderful opportunity to help to shape their own lives, and the future of Kentucky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXY8e5HVH5o

Salute,

Tony V.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 31, 2018, 04:20:56 PM »
People talk about the benefits of being an American, and as an American who was homeless and hungry out on the streets of Los Angeles for two years, I can tell you, the benefits are not that great. Back then it was even against the law to feed the hungry people in Los Angeles, I had to eat people's left-overs at restaurants and stuff. I showered at the Beverly Hills free clinic, and I did laundry at the laundromat. I got a job working for minimum wage, first doing landscaping in Beverly Hills, and then I got a job as a valet/doorman working for Suzanne Pleshette at a condo highrise, but I never earned enough money to rent an apartment, I had to live in my pickup truck.

That is the reality that the immigrants face when they get here.

And I was born here in America, and my family tree has been in the USA since the beginning. I have people in my family tree from Kentucky, Colorado, Oregon, Indiana, Arkansas, etc, and I am a third generation Californian.

I went to school here in the USA, and I always did well. Then I went to AVC, and the AADA.

I managed a dog kennel for six years, so I have experience as a manager. I worked at NASA, and I worked at China Lake, working with an independent contractor, and I had a security clearance. I worked at Universal Studios, I worked at the Broadway department store, I worked at a casino in Nevada, I was a hot air balloon crew, plus I did charity work with the Burbank YMCA, and Youth For Christ, and other stuff. I never missed a day of work on any job, and every penny was always accounted for.

So, even with all of that, I was out there homeless and hungry.

Just imagine coming here to the USA from another country and trying to make it.

The only way that the immigrants can make it is by working together as a team. See, I was a stupid RUGGED INDIVIDUALIST, and I thought that I could help myself and that I did not need help from anyone. We are tribal, and we need other people. I had to humble myself and accept help, and now I also try to help other people. The people who are already here need to help the new immigrants, and everyone needs to work together as a team, and the new immigrants can then help others as they arrive.

When I came to Orange County and told a doctor that I was homeless, they put me in a million dollar house here in Anaheim. One of my roommates was a studio executive at Paramount, and at Universal, and he worked on "Family Ties" and other shows. Then, they showed me the benefits of being an American, I started receiving checks, and I received great medical care and psychotherapy, and my friend Lisa who owned the house told me that I would never be homeless and hungry again, as long as she is alive.

The immigrants need to work together as a team. They need to share housing, they need to let each other know where the jobs are, etc, etc, etc, they need to make sure that everyone has food, etc, etc, etc.

And I have posted these links before, if you work together as a team then you all rise, the Persian Jews came to Los Angeles and went straight to the top, and even made a Persian Jew the Mayor of Beverly Hills. I was homeless in Beverly Hills, and these guys come in and one of their own becomes Mayor.

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The Persian Conquest

https://www.wmagazine.com/story/persian-beverly-hills-2

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Persian Jews, Wikipedia page...

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

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History of the Iranian Americans in Los Angeles

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

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Iranian Jews Find a Beverly Hills Refuge

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-02-13/local/me-543_1_beverly-hills

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IRANIAN JEW ELECTED BEVERLY HILLS MAYOR

http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-News/Iranian-Jew-elected-Beverly-Hills-mayor

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If you work together as a team, then you can rise to the top.

And I support LABOR UNIONS, globally.

I have learned, and when I was homeless I should have been selling copies of my poetry book instead of starving. I could have been selling my poetry book on Hollywood Blvd. Or selling my book door to door. You can make an honest dollar by writing.

I was mailing out headshots and resumes the whole time, hoping to get acting work. You can go from being a bum to being a millionaire in no time in the entertainment industry. And even the soap "The Young and the Restless" starts actors out at thirty thousand dollars per week. But, I could not even get auditions. You need an agent, and I did not have an agent.

Anyhow, the new immigrants need to help each other. They are not going to make it by being rugged individualists.

When you are out there hungry and homeless, you feel powerless. You feel like the whole world hates you, and that maybe you must have been a horrible person in a past life. You need to get around other people, who will love you and make you feel better about yourself. Like my friend Lisa, she is so loving. You need to get around other good people, and let them help you. And you help other people as you are able.

I helped an uncle to get clean from heroin, and got him into his own apartment, so as I was able I helped others, but then he overdosed and died in my apartment. But, the main thing is that you do all that you can to help other people. It was better that he died here with me, in a loving environment, than out there on the streets or in prison.

In conclusion of this long post... Sometimes it is hard here in the USA, even with all of the blessings that the USA provides, it is not easy for the new immigrants, and there are things that we can do to make it easier on all of us. We need to humble ourselves, and let us help each other, and let us love each other, and we can make everything better.

Just imagine if we actually had a guy in the White House who was one of us.

Salute,

Tony V.


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