Adrian was a Uranium Miner.
I have batteries, but not enough batteries and I get confused about the recharageables as to whether or not they are recharged. I try to put them in the good place, and then the bad place, or the confused place.
It makes the Grid attractive.
I got about 200 feet of two wire that I ran from the back of the house to the front to plug in the intercom radios that I set up for the Art Sale. It is the Push Here To Talk Art Sale. I guess maybe some people will come by and buy or I’ll give things away on Halloween.
Halloween is coming soon.
My friend Barry the ex-CIA soldier who ran around in Africa fighting Cubans and getting tortured and exchanged says Halloween is bigger than you think. He makes more money selling and renting costumes for Halloween than he does during the Xmas season.
Right or not it is a good thing from my point of view that there is a Christian set of Holidays and people are supposed to do something besides work on the weekends, unlike Japan where they didn’t have that.
I read History after history and there are facts of history. One fact is that sanctions lead to wars in modern times, and corruption destroys national security. There are secrets and the ones that know the secrets can be eliminated because secrets need to be protected.
Lot of evidence that JFK was murdered by James Angleton and Richard Helms and Johnson was a beneficiary. The Cold War was going to be fought and there were corrupt CIA people who didn’t want it to end.
JFK was a confident guy. I don’t think that he took some of the threats to him seriously. He was likely used to corruption and secrets. I don’t think he recognized how crazy a lot of the powerful people running America, actually were.
The DuPonts had gone so far at one point as to try and conduct a real coup. I can’t this moment remember but think they hated Roosevelt a good deal.
They say the Poor and the Rich think about money the say way. The middle class just want to stay out of the way.
Who cares? Why care?
Who are the heroes and what is wrong with them? Even my hero Grant was a product of his time and thought it fine that his soldiers went on to gold mining and Indian killing.
It’s connected. The nation needs wealth in its Treasury vaults. People used to think about Fort Knox. Put the gold there.
When we knew Adrian he was going to be, or was, or had been, a Uranium miner. I don’t have any idea what he was going to do after that because far as I remember he was not able to really do that for very long. Something like six months and your uranium mining career was over.
Russia got the secrets and got to build and set off their bombs. It was a threat. I went to digging a bomb shelter in the garden. It wasn’t considered crazy. Normal people though just wanted to die.
I saw pictures of beatniks holding signs: Ban the Bomb. The end is near. It’s relative.
There was a whole industry around building atomic bombs. The taxes paid for it. The DuPonts got richer. They had gotten rich making gunpowder. Bullets and bombs are a sort of wealth since defense is the first thing.
Carter founded the Energy Department. Already the ecology situation, the destruction of the environment was understood as happening because there had been so much pollution that places where people were used to living were poisoned. Some place is Buffalo, all poisoned. Chemicals.
Love Canal? Randy Newman sang a song about the Cayouga River. Burn on Cayouga.
There wasn’t enough gold to cover the debts of the US so Nixon and Kissinger made up the Petrodollar and the Saudis we for it since it meant the US was going to protect not only its own borders but the Saudi oil fields since that deal was then the currency of the US and the world.
Energy. You can’t burn gold.
So energy became essentially the currency and money was made and printed and keeps getting printed and there were bombs and bombs made by the US and Russia.
There was a race to the Moon. The Russians lost. Water on the Moon that was just lying there as big rocks of Ice in shadows was a secret. All we ever saw were rocks. They really probably didn’t think they would find any ice, and ice melts.
It is enough to know it is there.
Too many people? Ah nah, never too many people. The rich want the poor to stay desperate and poor. They really do. It means they will work for less making things for the market.
The AK 47 made a lot of money for some people in Russia. What did Israel pay the US for its Atomic Bombs? War is big business. What is it about? Tanks don’t run on batteries. They will, they should.
Lights. Sound, Camera, Action. Make the people act. Entertain the children. Disneyland, Disneyworld, Mickey Mouse. They had a monorail. Ships went all over the world by sail, just he wind blowing.
Rivers and the tides and the wind powered everything but the lights. They went out and killed the whales and burned the whales as an improvement over candles made of dead animals and the fats made into tallow candles. Stanley Kubrick made a movie lit all by candle. I’ve never seen that one. I need to watch it.
Life of action, or life of the mind? Some people were made to kill, be warriors, defend their families and friends. It got organized and put out of sight on battlefields. Guys did it for paychecks. More living space.
Bigger is better. More is better.
Aliens are coming, there is an asteroid on its way. What has Machiavelli got to say? Machiavelli says “A Struggle with the environment is not enough to make a nation.” People have a problem with the world. It bothers them. Pave it and package it.
Oh my god someone is going to take over the world. We live on it but shit, it isn’t ours. Somebody else has the deeds. Bankers. Bankers want to get a steady stream of money. The bankers don’t like any interruptions. Storm came, and slowed things down. The poor can’t work. The big snow, the big flood, and people were busy trying not to freeze, starve, or drown.
Take the gold out of the treasury, and save them. They need to go back to work. Get rid of the seasons. Put all the energy in bottles, tankers, tanks. Keep the tanks rolling, grinding on. Get the oil fields. Oil is the money and it is the source of the energy and it is the basis of the currency, the Petrodollar. There is a Petrodollar Imperative.
The Sun shines everywhere and the Germans in their bleak world still get the solar panels Reagan tore off the roof of the White House to work. Meant more war, and more money for the war industry. Things are turned around because the War Industry is all at the first of the line for the money.
Sure Defense is a priority, but there has to be another first, and that is what there is to defend. In order you and everybody needs Food, Clothing, and Shelter. Inside the borders of the nation there must be all the food, all the clothing, and the shelter for it and yourself.
If you have to buy everything, or a crucial thing, being usually food, from outside your borders there will come a time when you can’t buy it. So what then? You have to take it. Then you go broke and make enemies. Real enemies poison your wells. Real enemies stab you and rape your wife and your girlfriend and kill your children. That is what war is about.
Why go there? It’s ugly.
There is enough bother with the weather and the asteroids.
We now have the sun in a bullet. The atomic bombs. They got bombs with dials on them according to what I read on Wikipedia. Thermonuclear bombs with dials on them so they can be dialed down to where they just kill the guys in the tanks. They make the stuff from what Adrian mined for.
Nuclear energy could power the world but it is dangerous and then it gets expensive. We have a Sun. Energy capture is the best way to get what you need. Batteries. I used to drive a Namco Electric Forklift. It was like a robot. It was like my exoskeleton. It was three wheeled. It didn’t shake itself apart. I could make a tank that ran on batteries and got its charge up power from the Sun if I had a treasury.
Should I take over the world, be the World Government and pay soldiers, warriors to find all the nuclear bombs and kill the people that won’t get out of the way so I can destroy them? Why not? Why not do that?
North Korea, if they get past their waters, noisy waters, and get close enough to launch a nuclear missile at Hollywood, they get some revenge.
I have business to do in Hollywood.
Panavision won’t help me. Panavision doesn’t care about North Carolina. Fuck North Carolina. There are lots of mosquitos at the plantation. What North Carolina has going for it is that nobody with any sense wants to deal with it. People in Wilmington like it the way it is. They just want Hollywood money for hotel rooms and apartments.
Wilmington is a racist xenophobic town. C.S.A., like the Civil War is still going on. I had a gun on me buying bacon and coffee. Had to lay on the floor in the grocery store. I just got beat up a couple of times in NY. I’m over being a victim. I already lost everything a few times.
Who wants to put up with poor ignorant people lorded over by landlords who hate strangers, Blacks, Hippies, Jews, Gays, Italians. Movie people. Movie people make the world the way it is. Get a gun. Nobody laughs at their jokes. Shoot up the screen in color. Image enhancement filters are in for it. Detail and contrast. God, war sells. War sells more than sex even. Fear bigger box-office than sex even.
Artists are using knives more. Everybody knows that hurts like hell.
I could take over the world with a 3D Virtual reality movie and a game. Really. It’s gone that far. Do it all in a big storm with an asteroid and some aliens coming all at the same time. Scare the fuck out of people. I’d make big money. I could buy all the leases to all the airports I wanted. Battery powered tanks and battery powered this and that. I’d organize the batteries better. Really, I’m not confused.
No Government of Governments and energy has to be had to have work for all the poor people who still have to buy food, clothing, shelter.
I could finance a war industry. Want to work for me? Me. Jesus didn’t say follow my ideas. Follow me. That’s what people understand. I follow dead people. I end up responsible for me, and my legacy.
If you keep all the nuclear weapons, there is bound to be a nuclear war. Mearsheimer. John C. Mearsheimer says every nation needs to get them long as they will be threatened by them in the hands of other nations leaders. China. China has them. There were so many above the ground tests and the Japanese have polluted the ocean and the Russians polluted around Chernoble, and what difference will some nuclear war really make now? One bomb and you can level the city where your enemies lead from. Just a sub and a nuclear missile and Blamo! Problem solved.
The heroes? What do they look like? Steely eyed button pushers, key turners, Captains. I got a Sub Captains Uniform and the hat and everything. I know what is going on.