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106  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 13, 2018, 03:18:03 AM
The USA was built by many different people from many different cultures, who all came together as one, "E Pluribus Unum."

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

And our multiculturalism is a part of our strength here in the USA.

And immigration is a great part of what America is all about.

The American Dream is when that little kid in Sicily dreams of opening a restaurant in New York City, and then grows up and achieves his dream.

The USA was built on multiculturalism, with the knowledge that all of us are created equal by God our creator with unalienable rights.

Salute,

Tony V.
107  Home and Garden / Food Matters / Re: Food Matters on: January 13, 2018, 12:40:11 AM
It is mussel season right now on the West Coast, during any month with an "R" in the name you can harvest and eat wild, natural mussels. And it is also the season for clams, and oysters, etc etc etc.

Salute,

Tony V.
108  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 13, 2018, 12:13:40 AM
The perpetrator of the Mother Emanuel shooting wasn't Muslim, tony.

True. And there was the case of the Oklahoma bombing, the Columbine shooting, and the Sandy Hook school shooting, etc, and more recently the Vegas shooting, etc. But they were not from Mexico and from Canada, and they were not real Christians. Christians show love for their neighbors.

Salute,

Tony V.
109  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 12, 2018, 11:48:45 PM
We do not need any walls!
 
Link...
 
http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/T6O5UUIVH5AN4UBGN/we-do-not-need-any-walls

We do not need a wall on the border with Canada, and we do not need a wall on the border with Mexico. We need to have a "Good Neighbor" policy with our good Christian neighbors here in the Western Hemisphere.
 
Salute,
 
Tony V.

Have to tell you, Tony, your perpetual insistence on "good Christian" as the value you cherish makes this non-Christian pretty wary of your motives.

None of the perpetrators on 9/11 were from Mexico, or from Canada. None of the perpetrators on 9/11 were Christian. And none of the suicide bombers, etc, have been Christians. Christians are not a source of terrorism in this world.

You may argue that Christians are terrorists in the case of Ireland, but that is because the Queen of England is head of the Church of England, the Irish Catholics are against England, and it has nothing to do with religion. The IRA just wants the British to get out of Ireland completely.

Anyhow, Canada and Mexico are good Christian nations, and they are not exporting terrorism. And Mexico is California's number one trade partner. We need to have a "Good Neighbor" policy with Mexico and with Canada.

Salute,

Tony V.
110  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 12, 2018, 10:46:58 PM
We do not need any walls!
 
Link...
 
http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/T6O5UUIVH5AN4UBGN/we-do-not-need-any-walls

We do not need a wall on the border with Canada, and we do not need a wall on the border with Mexico. We need to have a "Good Neighbor" policy with our good Christian neighbors here in the Western Hemisphere.
 
Salute,
 
Tony V.
111  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 12, 2018, 08:08:46 PM
Bambu,

Here is a video of my Filipino doctor's daughter, Melissa, from when she was on the Pussycat Doll Search, her video has received over two million views, I think she did a great job...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXIvHQJlKN4

The Filipinos are great.

Salute
,
Tony V.
112  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 12, 2018, 07:36:04 PM
Bambu,

Filipino Australians (Filipino: Pilipino-Australyano) are Australians of Filipino ancestry. Filipino-Australians are the fifth-largest subgroup of the Overseas Filipinos. According to the 2006 census, there are over 160,374 Filipino Australians.[3] In Sydney, people born in the Philippines comprise 5.9% of the population in the City of Blacktown and it is the largest directly born ethnic group in Blacktown.[4]
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filipino_Australians

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Here is a page again pertaining to Medical Schools in Australia, and the Filipinos make great doctors, etc...

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

There has to be a ladder that the new immigrants can climb up, and as they rise they can help to teach other people how to climb the ladder.

And this will make Australia strong.

Salute,

Tony V. 

I used to frequent Blacktown before I moved house in recent times.
An outer western suburbs of Sydney suburb/district.
A 'working class' district, so to speak.
Has a large mall.

https://www.westpoint.com.au/

Has a large hospital...a train station, a large bus terminal.
It's been discovered by families etc who can't afford to live closer to the city anymore.

Large immigrant population, including from Africa, Pacific Islands, Asia.

The Pacific Islander women bus drivers were the best I encountered. Drove nice and slowly, carefully, gently.

History;

Prior to the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, the area of today's Blacktown was inhabited by different groups [Aboriginal] of the Darug people including the Warmuli, based around what is now Prospect, and their neighbours the Gomerigal from the South Creek area and the Wawarawarry from the Eastern Creek area.[citation needed]

It is estimated that fifty to ninety percent of the Darug died of smallpox and other introduced diseases within a few years of the British arrival. Governor Arthur Phillip began granting land in the area to white settlers in 1791. [clarification needed]

In 1819 Governor Lachlan Macquarie granted land to two indigenous men, Colebee and Nurragingy as payment for their service to The Crown, for showing the passage over the Blue Mountains and for assisting in dealing with Aboriginal issues[citation needed]

A few years later in 1823, the Native Institution (a school for Aboriginal children) was moved from Parramatta to the site where Richmond Road meets Rooty Hill Road North (this intersection is now in the suburbs of Oakhurst and Glendenning) which was named "The Blacks Town". The institution was then known as Black Town Native Institute and it was synonymous with the stolen generation. Although the institution closed in 1833, the road heading out to the internment camp became known as the Black Town Road. In 1860 the Railway Department gave the name of Black Town Road Station to the railway station at the junction of the railway and the Black Town Road, with the name shortening to Blacktown by 1862.[3][4][5]

The arrival of the railway led to the formation of a town around the station. A post office was opened in 1862 and a school in 1877. In 1906, the Shire of Blacktown was formed and in 1930, electricity was introduced to the town. The population in 1933 was then around 13,000. In the 1950s and 60s, there was a large amount of suburban development both in the current suburb of Blacktown and the new suburbs that sprung up around it. This led to civic development in the town centre with the hospital opening in 1965, the courthouse and police station in 1966, the library in 1967 and the TAFE college in 1969. In 1973, the Westpoint shopping centre opened which was soon followed by the cinema complex.[3]





My wealthiest friend is from the Philippines. 

One of her businesses was a Filipino night club in Los Angeles named "Manila Gardens."

And my doctor and his wife are both doctors from the Philippines, and my Mother has a doctor from the Philippines. My Filipino doctor is the best doctor whom I have ever had.

The Filipinos are great, and they are mostly good Roman Catholics.

Salute,

Tony V. 
113  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 12, 2018, 05:50:27 PM
Bambu,

Watch the movie "The Scarlet and the Black" when you get a chance, starring Gregory Peck.

Link...

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

It tells the story of a Priest at the Vatican who helps the allied troops, and the Jews, in Italy when Italy was occupied by the Nazis. 

The Italians love the USA, and are good Christian people, and the Italians were not on the side of the Germans, it was Mussolini who was on the side of the Germans, and the Italians killed Mussolini themselves.

The Italians should never have been allied with Germany and Japan.

And also of note, is that we have a CIA now, so we know about things faster, so that we can deal with things before they become big issues. It is easier to deal with issues when they are small issues, and before they become big issues.

Salute,

Tony V.
114  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 12, 2018, 05:31:25 PM
Bambu,

Filipino Australians (Filipino: Pilipino-Australyano) are Australians of Filipino ancestry. Filipino-Australians are the fifth-largest subgroup of the Overseas Filipinos. According to the 2006 census, there are over 160,374 Filipino Australians.[3] In Sydney, people born in the Philippines comprise 5.9% of the population in the City of Blacktown and it is the largest directly born ethnic group in Blacktown.[4]
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filipino_Australians

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Here is a page again pertaining to Medical Schools in Australia, and the Filipinos make great doctors, etc...

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

There has to be a ladder that the new immigrants can climb up, and as they rise they can help to teach other people how to climb the ladder.

And this will make Australia strong.

Salute,

Tony V. 
115  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 11, 2018, 07:58:16 PM
Ivanka Trump wants us to do prison reform, and to help to stop the cycle of people ending up back in prison after serving their time.

I read about one program that was training women in the women's prison on how to groom dogs, they were doing the dogs from the dog pound for free, and then the ladies have a job skill when they get out, and a good groomer can earn fifty thousand dollars per year or more.

And we must minister to the homeless, and to the prisoners, etc, as it says in Matthew 25; 31-46.

Another program was teaching people in prison how to cook, and how to make pizza, etc, and those are good programs.

We need more programs to teach the prisoners ways to earn enough money to have an honest life.

And Homeboy Industries is a good program which helps many people, we need more programs like Homeboy Industries.

Link...

https://www.homeboyindustries.org/

Salute,

Tony V.
116  Books / Fiction / Re: Fiction on: January 11, 2018, 04:04:23 PM
I respect people who write fiction, and who become successful with it. Guys like George Lucas, who created "Star Wars," I respect him.

I helped to write one movie script, and I can write, I need to nurture that more within myself. The writers create the foundation for the movies, without the writers then there would not be any movies. I also want to produce, direct, and act, but writing is something that I could be doing right now, this instant.

In a fiction writing class in college, I wrote a lot of cool short stories, so I know that I can write, I just have not done it in a while. I also wrote a short comedy a while back ( I still have my short comedy, if any of you want to make the short film, I will send you my short comedy, Just ask ). And if you can write, then you can make money. I met a writer who had a new Porsche, and a nice house, just from writing. Writers can earn a lot of money. I need to always be writing. And as a producer I also always need to be reading.

Right now I could write a story of fiction about a president who tries to build a wall on the southern border of our country, and the people refuse the wall, and a civil war breaks out, and then Mexico joins in on the side of California, and then the rest of Latin America supports California as well. At the end the USA unites as one nation without walls, and a Californian becomes President of the United States. I do not know, that was kind of lame, but I created that in seconds, and it was free. If you pass that idea through thirty writers, you might end up with a movie.

And there will always be money in comedy. When I was a teen then I was a funny guy. But over the years I have become too serious, and I cannot make up millions of jokes like I could when I was younger. I need to keep my sense of humor. And stuff like Saturday Night Live is a cool place to start out if you are funny. We also have comedy clubs here in California, and around the world there are comedy clubs. People will also always love funny movies. It is important to have a good sense of humor.

I also need to keep writing poetry.

Here is the last poem that I wrote...

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Heritage of Heroes
By T.L. Verley


A slave to humanity

Doing what must be done.

You thought you were alone

But you are not the only one.


With the heritage of heroes

And a greatness that overflows.

Battling against the misery

that God's children should never know.

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

And that poem could be the idea for a movie.

I also need to have a good woman, as my muse, it would be cool to marry Princess Charlotte Casiraghi, of Monaco, and have her as my muse. Ah, but there too, is a great thing about fiction, in my fantasy I can already use her as a muse. I wrote several poems which were inspired by a girl whom I never even kissed.

I need to keep writing.

Of course, I have remained fairly faithful to posting on the Actor Chat (an email group which started in about 1998), and on the web, which is like keeping a journal, in a way, and all writers are taught to keep journals and to make entries into their journals every day.

Anyhow, the imagination is important, I must nurture my imagination, and I need to create art.

Salute,

Tony V.
117  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 10, 2018, 02:45:45 PM
Just watching on my tv all the horrible mud slides in CA...highway 101/Santa Barbara/Montecito etc.

Should homes have been built in these areas?
Has massive immigration and a 310+ million population caused homes to be built in inappropriate places?

Is there anywhere in America a person can build/buy a home where it won't get destroyed by rain storms, floods, fire storms, snow bomb storms, mudslides, twisters etc.
Anywhere the paintwork on your shining new car won't get damaged?
 

No, but they had the right to do so. And when those homes were built, the climate was different and nobody looked down the road to see these problems. (Hint: they happen in many other places, too, not just the US. Europe. Asia. Etc.)

Is there anywhere in the world that is totally free of natural disasters?

The 2014 World Risk Report recommended Malta, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

You want to live there? I sure don't.

A report on the US recommended, among other places, Chicago. Allentown, PA is on their list. It's unemployment rate is only a bit more than double the rest of the country... Buffalo, NY is the 4th safest. Blizzards aren't natural disasters in their opinions. Syracuse is their top choice. Michigan had a place, too.

Syracuse spent a couple weeks, only recently ended, with no days above -4*C and as low as -24*C. But that's better than the same period at 40*C, I suppose.


Sure, the USA has some safe places for people to live, here are a few safe spots...

Louisville, Kentucky, seems like a nice, safe spot.

Memphis, Tennessee.

Omaha, Nebraska.

Salem, Oregon.

Seattle, Washington.

Denver, Colorado.

Indianapolis, Indiana.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cincinnati, Ohio.

Those are a few locations that are relatively safe.

And I posted this before, but...

For the new immigrants, coming to the USA from Venezuela, etc...

Battle Mountain, Nevada, would be a good area for new immigration and growth. The area has gold, and jewelry can be made from the gold, etc. And the area has huge cattle ranches, and the beef can be made into beef stew and can be canned and shipped around the world, and other things can be made from the beef, and dog food can be made from the bones from the beef, etc, and stuff can be made from the leather from the cattle, etc. Many jobs can be created in Battle Mountain.

As people from Venezuela are looking for new places to live, the people of Venezuela can consider Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA.

Link...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Mountain,_Nevada

For those who wish to study, there is the Great Basin College in Elko...

http://www.gbcnv.edu/

There is plenty of land to build on in the Battle Mountain area, and the prices are low. The only bad thing, is that it is extremely cold in the winter, it is not warm like California and Southern Nevada, etc.

It is cold in the winter in Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA. But one thing, they can make leather jackets out of the cattle hides. They can export leather jackets.

And, people use solar now to help to keep their heating bills lower.

Link...

http://keenforgreen.com/b/solar-energy-cold-weather

They can warm their homes with solar power.

Salute,

Tony V.
118  Books / Poetry / Re: Poetry on: January 09, 2018, 08:52:41 PM
Doors – The Crystal Ship Lyrics

Before you slip into unconsciousness
I'd like to have another kiss
Another flashing chance at bliss
Another kiss, another kiss

The days are bright and filled with pain
Enclose me in your gentle rain
The time you ran was too insane
We'll meet again, we'll meet again

Oh tell me where your freedom lies
The streets are fields that never die
Deliver me from reasons why
You'd rather cry, I'd rather fly

The crystal ship is being filled
A thousand girls, a thousand thrills
A million ways to spend your time
When we get back, I'll drop a line

---

Salute,

Tony V.
119  Books / Poetry / Re: Poetry on: January 09, 2018, 08:44:17 PM
Doors – The Ghost Song Lyrics

Awake.
Shake dreams from your hair
My pretty child, my sweet one.
Choose the day and choose the sign of your day
The day's divinity
First thing you see.

A vast radiant beach and cooled jeweled moon
Couples naked race down by it's quiet side
And we laugh like soft, mad children
Smug in the wooly cotton brains of infancy
The music and voices are all around us.

Choose they croon the Ancient Ones
The time has come again
Choose now, they croon
Beneath the moon
Beside an ancient lake

Enter again the sweet forest
Enter the hot dream
Come with us
Everything is broken up and dances.

Indians scattered,
On dawn's highway bleeding
Ghosts crowd the young child's,
Fragile eggshell mind

We have assembled inside,
This ancient and insane theater
To propagate our lust for our life,
And flee the swarming wisdom of the streets.

The barns have stormed
The windows kept,
And only one of all the rest
To dance and save us
From the divine mockery of words,
Music inflames temperament.

Ooh great creator of being
Grant us one more hour,
To perform our art
And perfect our lives.

We need great golden copulations,

When the true kings murders
Are allowed to roam free,
A thousand magicians arise in the land
Where are the feast we are promised?

One more thing

Thank you oh lord
For the white blind light
Thank you oh lord
For the white blind light

A city rises from the sea
I had a splitting headache
From which the future's made

----

Salute,

Tony V.
120  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 09, 2018, 07:43:58 PM
Bambu,

On the issue of new immigrants for Australia...

I still believe that the people from the Philippines, and from Poland, would be the best for Australia. They are Christians, and they are smart, and they are good workers.

Then, people from Colombia, and from the Ukraine, could also benefit Australia by migrating there, and also people from Russia.

That would be a good recipe for Australia. That combination would make Australia strong.

Then, just for fun, invite some people from Brazil, to liven things up and to add a little spice. People from Venezuela could also benefit Australia.

And one area of employment for people could be the wine industry in Australia, and they could sell wine to China, and to India, etc.

Certainly Australia has other industries as well to employ people, but feeding China and India is a good call for Australia, selling beef and wine and stuff to China and India, etc, Australia could create a lot of new jobs.  

Those are my thoughts on immigration for Australia.

Salute,

Tony V.

We have immigrants from just about every country on earth.
Too many pouring in now...a "house full" sign should be put up.
The roads are car parks.
Public transport is overcrowded.
Health system is overcrowded.
The power grid is collapsing...yesterday the govt man and the energy man told us; "We cannot supply power to 100% of consumers 100% of the time, it would cost too much." So the last thing we need is more immigrants using the power network.

Cottages are being replaced by high rise...the place gets more like China and India every day.

When the poor immigrants first get to Australia then they will need some help, but then after they rise up then they can help other people.

And for instance, we know that the people of the Philippines can make great doctors, and so they might arrive in Australia poor, but with some help they can become doctors, and they can contribute to the betterment of Australia, and they will love Australia.

Here is a page pertaining to Medical Schools in Australia, and the Filipinos make great doctors, etc...

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

There has to be a ladder that the new immigrants can climb up, and as they rise they can help to teach other people how to climb the ladder.

And this will make Australia strong.

Salute,

Tony V.
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