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16  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: March 29, 2018, 04:58:41 PM
On the issue of our private information being sold...

In California we must have automobile insurance to register our vehicles, and I noticed that every year when my registration was about to expire that I would receive a million letters in the mail from auto insurance companies, and so I figured out that the California Department of Motor Vehicles was selling our information to the insurance companies, they were notifying them when our registration was about to expire. 

So, we had a Senator here in California who was a friend of my family, Senator Pete Knight, and I notified Pete about the fact that the DMV was selling our information to the insurance companies, and Pete sent me a letter back with a copy of the legislation which made it legal for the DMV to sell our information to insurance companies. It is actually legal, and they made public legislation on it.

I oppose such acts. 

Salute,

Tony V.
17  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: March 29, 2018, 01:09:54 AM
In Venezuela, hungry child gangs use machetes to fight for ‘quality’ garbage
BY EDUARD FREISLER
Special to the Miami Herald
 
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/venezuela/article206950449.html

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The children need to be in school, instead of being out there on the streets fighting for garbage. We have plenty of room for people from Venezuela to come while people work to improve the situation in Venezuela, they can come to Battle Mountain, Nevada, and for those who want to go to college there is a college in Elko, land is cheap and plentiful in that area.

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/

I have said it before, and it is still true.

We also have other nice spots such as Louisville, Kentucky, and Memphis, Tennessee, and other great spots. There is no reason for the people to sit in Venezuela and suffer, they can come to the USA and work and go to school, etc, while everyone works to improve the situation in Venezuela. There is no reason for the children to be fighting over garbage. And the churches and others need to do more to aid the people in Venezuela.

Salute,

Tony V.
18  National / Education / Re: Education on: March 26, 2018, 05:05:00 PM
On the issue of job training...

Antelope Valley College’s Aircraft Fabrication & Assembly Rapid Training Program. This program is a great partnership between AVC and local community partners. Cohorts of 24 students take classes in compressed 8 week sessions, gaining valuable hands on training in aircraft fabrication while earning transferable college credits. The program is rigorous with students spending well beyond 40 hours per week in this classroom and lab setting. With two cohorts, classes begin at 6:30 a.m. and end at 10 pm, six days per week. The program has a 90% job placement rate.

Link...

https://www.avc.edu/

Also...

They are training people to be sheet metal workers in Hollywood, and those are good union jobs.

Link...

http://local105.org/

Salute,

Tony V.
19  Arts / Television / Re: Television on: March 24, 2018, 07:52:16 PM
I woke up in the middle of the night last night and I watched a show on television, and then I fell back to sleep, maybe one of you knows what the name of the show was, I would really like to know.

Okay, it was an old black and white 1950's television show, produced by a woman, it was like Alfred Hitchcock presents only it was a woman, and it was about a teen named Joey, he looks like Sal Mineo, and his dad was in prison, and he was alone and he had to go to reform school, and when he got out of reform school he is approached by a boy's club called the BBR, and they help him, they help him to get a place to live and a job, and they all help each other, and there is a wise man who is like a guidance counselor for them. His dad gets out of prison and he tries to help him, but his dad ends up back in prison. The BBR is like a club for boys who do not have fathers, and they all help each other.

It was on Decades at around two or three in the morning last night.

Here is their link...

http://decades.com/

I was thinking about writing a Disney movie about a club for orphans, where they all help each other, and this show is good so far as giving me ideas.

It was on right before the Mickey Rooney show.

Let me know if you know the name of the show.

Salute,

Tony V.
20  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: March 20, 2018, 04:40:11 PM
We need to take ownership of our homes, we need to get out of our bubbles and get involved with our communities and we need to own our cities, states, and our country, and our planet.

In my neighborhood we have guys with our local zip code tattooed on their heads. They take pride in our neighborhood. 

Instead of feeling like an outcast, and instead of sitting around while bad things happen, and while scumbags try to build a wall on our border, etc, we need to take ownership and we need to tell the scumbags to go pound sand. This is our state, this is our country, and this is our planet.

We need to own our home areas.

Salute,

Tony V.

We need to take responsibility for the USA too, it is our nation, and we need to take responsibility for what our nation does. In the USA the people have the power!

You cannot just sit back and say, "He is not my president, I did not vote for him," and pass the blame off, we need to all do all that we can to make sure that our nation behaves in ways that we approve of, and that our nation acts in a way which reflects our values.

Trump is a public servant, and he must serve the people, and the people need to keep him in check, using Congress, and the Supreme Court, and any means necessary.

The people have the power in the USA, and with that power comes responsibility.

Of note, on the issue of people giving their Constitutional rights away is when people allow the police to search them without a warrant and without reason, "stop and frisk" is unconstitutional, and so is pulling someone over in their car for no reason and searching them and their car, and another thing is when people on public housing assistance get their homes inspected at will. We need to stand up and protect ALL of our Constitutional rights. The people have the power, and the people have rights, we must protect and utilize our power and rights.

And NO WALL!

Salute,

Tony V.
21  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: March 20, 2018, 04:10:51 PM
We need to take ownership of our homes, we need to get out of our bubbles and get involved with our communities and we need to own our cities, states, and our country, and our planet.

In my neighborhood we have guys with our local zip code tattooed on their heads. They take pride in our neighborhood. 

Instead of feeling like an outcast, and instead of sitting around while bad things happen, and while scumbags try to build a wall on our border, etc, we need to take ownership and we need to tell the scumbags to go pound sand. This is our state, this is our country, and this is our planet.

We need to own our home areas.

Salute,

Tony V.
22  National / Religion and Politics / Re: Religion and Politics on: March 19, 2018, 07:07:58 AM
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. - Galatians 5:22-23

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May God bless us all!

Salute,

Tony V.
23  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: March 17, 2018, 07:56:39 AM
The State of the Unions Under Trump
By Jonathan Tasini

March 14, 2018

http://www.playboy.com/articles/the-state-of-the-unions-under-trump?

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We need to support unions now more than ever, and we need to support unions globally, including supporting a labor movement in China.

Salute,

Tony V.
24  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: March 10, 2018, 03:07:56 PM
On the issue of the high speed trains in California...

We need to build the high speed trains faster, we need to get more people working, we need to work on multiple sections at the same time, there are many unemployed people who need those jobs, and when we get the trains finished they will help to attract more tourism to California, and tourism helps our economy. Let's get the trains finished faster, let us work on multiple sections at the same time.

160,000 jobs directly and indirectly supported by the tourism industry in Orange County

17.6 million visitors from around the world come to Anaheim—helping contribute to our city’s tax base

$7.1 billion was spent in Orange County by 42.7 million domestic and international travelers in 2009 

http://soaranaheim.com/about-soar/

Tourism is great for California, and our high speed trains will attract more tourism, along with making things better for local travelers and commuters.

Salute,

Tony V.
25  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: March 09, 2018, 08:55:49 PM
I am so lucky to live in a warm area, and to have cheap heating. In some parts of the USA they raise the price of heating in the winter, and if you cannot afford to pay the high prices then they turn off your heat. People like that are the scum of the earth, they let children be in the cold because of their greed. 

Now people can just go with solar for heating, etc. The days of children freezing are over.

Salute,

Tony V.
26  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: March 09, 2018, 06:53:55 PM
On the issue of California, and on the Sanctuary State issue, it is a long standing American tradition to stand up and do CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE against things that we are against, we did it against England to throw off the rule of the British, and we did it on other issues, such as when people violated the law when the law required them to report runaway slaves, many helped the slaves and refused to report them, etc. Henry David Thoreau wrote about CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE and many people such as Gandhi and others practiced CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE and Gandhi was able to win independence for India without firing a single shot. Another case of CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE was when Lech Walesa helped to win independence for Poland and helped to bring down the USSR and helped to bring down the Berlin Wall, and helped to bring freedom, democracy, and improved human rights to hundreds of millions of people, without firing a single shot. Another case was when Martin Luther King Jr peacefully fought for improved human rights for African Americans, and when Rosa Parks used Civil Disobedience when she refused to sit at the back of the bus. There are many examples of people who stood up for what they believed in, even if what they believed in was against the law. There was also the case of people who defied Hitler and helped to save Jews, even though it was against the law. It is up to us to stand up against laws that are un-American, and that go against what we stand for. And we must change laws that do not represent what we stand for. It is up to us to stop the wall, and to stand up for our good immigrants, and to do CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE against things that we do not agree with, and to demand a GOOD NEIGHBOR policy with our good Christian neighbors here in the Western Hemisphere, Canada and Mexico, and we must demand that Canadians and Mexicans be able to legally live, work, and go to school, in the USA, and we must have a special path to citizenship for them, and we must stand up for all good immigrants like Reagan did when he made all of our immigrants legal and brought them out of the shadows so that they could legally work in the USA and join unions, etc. We need to be defiant of what we do not agree with, and we must stand up and demand what we do agree with, and California is behaving in a strong American tradition when California declares California to be a Sanctuary State and when we go against what we are against.

Link about Thoreau and Civil Disobedience...

https://tinyurl.com/Thoreau-Civil0Disobedience

Salute,

Tony V.
27  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: March 09, 2018, 05:51:47 PM
Pertaining to the issue of gun safety...

When I worked for the Burbank YMCA at a youth summer camp, we taught the children gun safety and marksmanship with .22 rifles, and we also taught them archery with bows and arrows, along with other things that we did. We never had a problem, and the children loved summer camp.

Guns are a great tool in the hands of a good person, and shooting can also be fun. Children should be taught gun safety, and children should be taught how to shoot.

Salute,

Tony V.
28  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: March 08, 2018, 07:42:14 PM
No walls, and we need to have a GOOD NEIGHBOR policy.

Salute,

Tony V.

From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Sent: 3/8/2018 4:16:38 PM Pacific Standard Time
Subject: Sessions is suing California?!


ACLU Action
Hi Tony –

Since the day President Trump came into office, California has been at the forefront of the fight against his racist, anti-immigrant policies. Now Jeff Sessions' Justice Department is suing California for daring to stand against ICE brutality. Californians know that the strength of their state owes much to its large immigrant population – and they won't let a bigoted administration tear apart the fabric of their communities.

It's time to put ICE back on its leash. Add your name to the petition to tell Homeland Security to rein in ICE's lawlessness. The agency's invasive, hateful objectives are the antithesis of the constitutional principles of this country.

California's laws limit the ability of local law enforcement to cooperate with ICE, increase oversight of ICE detention facilities located in California, and prohibit workplace raids without a warrant. In other words, these are measures to protect immigrants from ICE’s invasive, fear-mongering objectives.

Sessions and Trump are also threatening to withhold federal funding from states an d cities with laws that limit local cooperation with Trump's deportation force, and they’re even hinting at criminal charges for politicians who support laws that push back against ICE.

This is yet another outrageous move by the Trump administration. They've given ICE free rein to wreak havoc on immigrant communities throughout the country, and we've got to stop them. Sign this petition telling the Homeland Security Department that it's time to put ICE in check.

The good news is that we have so many people on our side as we fight against Trump's policies of unprecedented bigotry. We need you to make your voice loud and clear: Put ICE back on its leash. Protect immigrants now.

With ICE, Trump and Sessions want to ramp up hate and division – but we won't let them.

Thanks for your support,

Lorella Praeli
ACLU Director of Immigration Policy and Campaigns
29  Science and Technology / Business and Technology / Re: Business and Technology on: March 07, 2018, 06:21:59 PM
On the issue of finding a job...

When I was a teen I got a job working as a hot air balloon crew, for sixty dollars per hour, and I never even had to fill out a job application. I also got a job managing a dog kennel without putting in an application. And when I worked at NASA and China Lake Navy Weapon Center I never had to fill out a job application, although I did have to get a security clearance. And when I got the job working for Suzanne Pleshette they hired me as soon as I walked in and I never had to fill out a job application. I was hired at almost every job I have ever had without filling out a job application. The most important things for getting a job are having a good reputation in your community, and carrying yourself well, and by being polite and respectful of other people, etc. 

With acting you need to mail out headshots and resumes, and demo reels, etc, and that is a whole different animal, those jobs are hard to get. I think that you need to go to Malibu and hang out with the people in the entertainment industry, and let them help you to get work, and work with them, etc. Also, living in a luxury condo highrise, like Empire West, where a lot of people from the entertainment industry live, would help you, you can drink beer with a guy who has the potential to hire you, and you can create new projects with your neighbors, etc. And the same with producing, you need to get out and meet people, and mingle with the people in the industry. 

Spielberg told me in an email that the world wide web is the future, and he said that everything you need to succeed in the entertainment industry is on the world wide web. But, nothing is better than having a few beers with people in the industry, and it is great to have neighbors in the industry.

Salute,

Tony V. 
30  Home and Garden / Food Matters / Re: Food Matters on: March 06, 2018, 08:58:58 PM
We should have all of the best chefs, like Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck, and Bruno Serato, help to produce recipes for the food for the troops. We should feed the troops the best food that we possibly can. 

Emeril...

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

Wolfgang...

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

Bruno...

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

We need to provide the best food for our troops, it is a little thing, but I bet it means a lot to our troops.

Salute,

Tony V. 
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