Sigh… why, these people actually CAN make a difference

Originally posted on Gronda Morin:

21FebISIS BEST ISIS CARTOONI cannot comprehend why the Kurds are not being better treated by President Barack Obama and his administration. See what you think after reading this blog.

The important cliff notes about the Kurds are: Their army, Peshmerga while ill equipped are extremely competent, fierce and effective to where they make the Iraqi army look amateurish in comparison; the Kurds are a minority Sunni population in Iraq; they have a record of governing more democratically than the other factions; from 2014-2015, they have successfully taken back areas of Iraq which were under the control of ISIS; the Kurds have been asking for independence since 1984, but this is counter to President Obama’s “One Iraqi State” policy; the Kurds are sitting on supplies of oil which they could export but they are being blocked by the United States and the Iraqi government; Turkey (our ally) has a history of being an arch enemy of the Kurds…

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Heaven, Hell, Homosexuals & Kim Davis: The Pandora’s Box of Political Religion


excellent article

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World...Musings of a Passionately Progressive Moderate:

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Kim Davis, the recalcitrant County Clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky has now decided that the reason that she cannot issue marriage licenses to Gays is that it is a heaven or hell decision, in other words, if she complies with the court order she will quite possibly go to hell. Actually as a theologian and historian I find this fascinating, and regardless of what happens next in this sorry saga, we must remember the words of Captain Jean Luc Picard “But she, or someone like her, will always be with us. Waiting for the right climate in which to flourish, spreading fear in the name of righteousness….”

Davis, who was elected to the office last November, following her mother who held the office for the 37 years prior, makes $80,000 a year to serve as the Country…

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So…where did I go, what have I been up to

Oh…My…God….A post written by himself instead of a reblog…..he must be sick


Actually no, I am feeling fine thank you. But yes, I have been AWOL for a while. Both here as on Facebook and I had my reasons for it. A lot has happened in my personal life that made I had no desire to blog about whatever. I was not my happy self, my viewpoints got mangled and in some cases my fate in humanity was totally gone.

Good things happened as well though and new ways to unwind have been found. As a long time gamer I found my refuge in that and I went back to a hardcore gaming time. I have rediscovered a nice game called Train Simulator 2015 (currently, if you read this after Sept 17th 2015 it is Train Simulator 2016) And as always, if I get into something I get into it totally so I also went onto the steam forums and became an asker

How to do this, how to do that, why is this not possible, why is that happening. You know…the nosy Mav you have seen when I started blogging :) As I am fairly good with computers and software it didn’t take long before I knew the inside out of the game when it comes to running it, keep it running, solving simple bugs and that sort of thing. My train driving is off course still horrible :) As it stands now, I have created a few guides on problem solving, I “rediscovered” and remade the install tutorial for a “lost” route and I am fairly active in the steam forums. It can be nice to have a change of environment in real life and so that counts for a digital life as well.

I discovered Steam engines. Let me tell you how I hated them first. Getting a steam engine to run was an impossible task. Until I found HER

This is an amazing engine, it is the Union Pacific FEF-3 #844 made by Smokebox. This is by far the best simulated engine in the entire game. Almost every knob, lever and water glass works, it has over a hundred animations just for the cab and everything that moves when in cab view also move when looking from outside inside. All the windows open, the two doors behind the crew open. The tender toolboxes and water inlet open, the roof hatch opens, I can go on and on. There are a few ways to get it moving. There is the HUD version as shown in the videos that allow you to run it in a fairly simple way using the onscreen HUD. Still not easy but with some practice you can do it. There is also an advanced version, no HUD here, either keyboard shortcuts or actually moving what needs to be moved with the mouse is what is needed here. I am not advanced yet :)

Besides that there is the option to manually fire the engine or have that done by the automated fireman. The fact that not the default in game fireman is used but Smokebox made a special advanced fireman script for it should be testament on how difficult that must be….I don’t manually fire yet, that might be obvious

Another thing that I really like in the game are the US diesels. (Most) of the big US companies are available in game. Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, Norfolk Southern, Canadian National etc. If you happen to live in the USA you also have BNSF to your disposal. Although I do own a few BNSF it is no longer available for sale for non US players (not even Canadians) It might be clear, the community is not happy about this.

In fact, you might be able to help in this. A petition to BNSF and DTG (the developer of the simulation) has been made and you could help by signing it. Off course I fully understand if you don’t but I would appreciate it


I hope to get blogging myself a bit more as well :) Till next time

The MilitantNegro SoapBox™: When caucasian Americans Decide To Label ME.


some things need to be said, I can fully understand the feelings of this blogger :)

Originally posted on The Militant Negro™:

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I left a comment on a fellow bloggers post today. Thats something I rarely do because my comments are rarely what people call nice or civil. This particular post was telling me how it’s time for the label “African American” to be done away with , because we’re all one people. We’re all the same. How wrong can a person’s thought process be in today’s AmeriKKKlan?

It’s soapbox time.


I have lived in AmeriKKKlan for 55 years and I started out being called colored. Then it was African American. Next came Black. I decided very recently to do the Kunta Kinte thing and renounce being labeled anything but Negro. There are 3 races in this world, all other mixtures of cultures come from these 3 races. Mongoloid, Caucasoid and Negroid are the ONLY races that exist. Now uneducated folks will argue till they…

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Hillary Clinton: Let’s Be Honest, Black Men In Hoodies Are Scary


No…she didn’t … stupid can you be

Originally posted on The Afrikan Voice:

Hillary Clinton: Let’s Be Honest, Black Men In Hoodies Are Scary

Add this one to the “imagine if she were a Republican” files: old white lady expresses fear of young black men, political funeral details to come.

During a campaign speech on Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton touched on race, saying that even “open-minded white people” are sometimes afraid of hoodie-wearing black people:

“I mean if we’re honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear,” Clinton said.

Hillary’s statement raises a number of questions, first of which is: does Hillary Clinton feel a twinge of fear at the sight of a young black man in a hoodie?

Or, if you want to come at the issue from a different angle: Is she “honest?” What about “well-meaning?” Does Hillary Clinton view herself as being “open-minded?” If so, her remarks seem to very clearly suggest…

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A Letter To Christians In Indiana, From Jesus


excellent post

Originally posted on john pavlovitz:


Dear Christians In Indiana (and those elsewhere, who might read this),

I’ve seen what’s been going on there lately. Actually, I’ve been watching you all along and I really need to let you know something, just in case you misunderstand:

This isn’t what I had planned.

This wasn’t the Church I set the table for.

It wasn’t the dream I had for you, when I spoke in those parables about the Kingdom; about my Kingdom.

It was all supposed to be so very different.

It was supposed to be a pervasive, beautiful, relentless “yeast in the dough” that permeated the planet; an unstoppable virus of compassion and mercy spread person-to-person, not needing government or law or force.

It was supposed to be that smallest, seemingly most insignificant of seeds, exploding steadily and gloriously with the realized potential of my sacred presence, becoming a place of safety and shelter for all people.

It was supposed to be…

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