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16  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. 
17  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.
18  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.

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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.
19  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.
20  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

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Salute,

Tony V.
21  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

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Salute,

Tony V.
22  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.
23  Arts / Artists and Exhibitions / Re: Arts and Exhibitions on: January 09, 2018, 06:30:30 PM
Decorative Arts Society Sponsors Caterina’s Club to Feed Hungry

https://nbherard.com/world/decorative-arts-society-sponsors-caterinas-club-to-feed-hungry/50300

Salute,

Tony V.
24  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 09, 2018, 04:04:10 AM
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.
25  Science and Technology / Business and Technology / Re: Business and Technology on: January 09, 2018, 02:07:26 AM
The new Lamborghini suv looks pretty cool...

http://www.businessinsider.com/lamborghini-urus-new-suv-world-fastest-2017-12

I drove the Lamborghini suv with the V-12, the LM002, when I was a valet / doorman at a luxury condo highrise with penthouses, I loved the sound of the engine.

It would be fun to take one of the new Lamborghini suvs on a test drive, or maybe rent one for a weekend.

Salute,

Tony V.
26  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 07, 2018, 09:21:42 PM
Beverly Hills, California, is the home of many Persian Jews, and many of the Persian Jews are extremely wealthy. I would expect that the Persian Jews would rise up to support improved human rights in Iran, and improved human rights for the women of Iran, and I am sure that the Persian Jews support a free and democratic government in Iran, etc...

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The Persian Jews need to rise up and help in the fight for freedom and democracy and improved human rights, and improved women's rights, in Iran.



Must be time for bambu to attack them as unAmerican for their divided loyalties!

Why do the Persian Jews need to do that any more than any other people? Because they were exiled from Tehran? Because they are wealthy?

Why are you sure that they feel as you say they must?

For those whom much is given, much is expected from.

And certainly it must be a duty for them to help the people of their homeland.

Beyond that there is this crazy opportunity to really make some progress right now on women's rights, and on human rights, along with a push for more democracy and liberty in this world. You only live this life once, and we all need to make it count. We must not let this opportunity that we have now slip through our fingers, we need to grasp it. All of us, including the Persian Jews, we are all on the team.

Human rights are about all of us, as humans, and as I write in support of human rights then I help to strengthen my own human rights. By helping others then we help ourselves.

We can have a better world if the good people work together as a team to make the world better. And those women in black are very powerful women in the world, and the women of the world are all standing up for women's rights. Women's rights are human rights, and we all must stand up for improved human rights in the world.

Salute,

Tony V.
27  International / Middle East / Re: Middle East on: January 07, 2018, 09:07:25 PM
Beverly Hills, California, is the home of many Persian Jews, and many of the Persian Jews are extremely wealthy. I would expect that the Persian Jews would rise up to support improved human rights in Iran, and improved human rights for the women of Iran, and I am sure that the Persian Jews support a free and democratic government in Iran, etc...

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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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The Persian Jews need to rise up and help in the fight for freedom and democracy and improved human rights, and improved women's rights, in Iran.

Salute,

Tony V.
28  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 07, 2018, 07:04:14 PM
Beverly Hills, California, is the home of many Persian Jews, and many of the Persian Jews are extremely wealthy. I would expect that the Persian Jews would rise up to support improved human rights in Iran, and improved human rights for the women of Iran, and I am sure that the Persian Jews support a free and democratic government in Iran, etc...

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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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The Persian Jews need to rise up and help in the fight for freedom and democracy and improved human rights, and improved women's rights, in Iran. 

Salute,

Tony V. 
29  Books / Meander Where You May / Re: Meander Where You May on: January 05, 2018, 04:29:37 PM
I am reading "The Prince" by Machiavelli. 

I am at the part in the book where he is saying that a prince who rises because of the love of the people is the best prince to be, and that the more you do for the people then the more they will love you. Then, when you need defended, the people rise up and defend you. And you tell them that the suffering is short and that conditions will improve, and then when conditions improve they love you more, and those who lost much will love you even more for what they have sacrificed to help you.

So, if one were to be a prince, then a prince who is loved by his people is the best prince to be, though you must maintain your relationship with the people by helping the people in good ways.

Nabis, Prince of the Spartans, is listed in the book as one of the princes who ruled wisely with the love of his people. 

Then of course there is progressive entrapment, and justification of effort, where people will love you more for having sacrificed to help you.

So, the more you do for your people then the more they love you, and the more that your people do for you then the more they will love you. It really is a case of people needing to love their neighbors, to create a better world, and the more that people share love then the more they get love.

Salute,

Tony V.
30  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 05, 2018, 02:22:56 AM
Iceland Becomes First Country to Make Equal Pay a Law

They made history.

Araceli Cruz
JAN 3, 2018
11:00AM EST

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/iceland-equal-pay

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We need to have good human rights for women globally, including equal pay for equal work. Iceland has now made history by making it law, let us hope that others follow their lead.

Salute,

Tony V.

Rubio voted against it.

The Republicans used to be the party of good human rights, and the Cubans of Florida all love the Republicans, and of course Lincoln was a Republican, etc, the Republican party needs to wake up, Trump is not a Republican.

We need equal pay for women, that should be a no brainer. Equal pay for equal work.

I still think that Rubio has the potential to be a good President in the future, with maybe Gordon Smith of Oregon as Vice President.

And the Republicans need to fight for good human rights, like the old days.

Salute,

Tony V. 
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