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Well, we know if Ukraine joins NATO, WWIII is a Go!
And we are talking Nuclear options on the table.
19:36 Feb 26 2022 Times Read: 825
DEFINED BY AGE:
Q: Who is considered an elder?
A: An elder is any person who is older than you
55 - The age at which you're considered to be a Senior Citizen.
65 or older -Typically, defined as "elderly"
65 to 75 - Early Elderly,
76 or older - Late Elderly.
DEFINED WITHIN A RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY:
Q: How does an elder become an elder? Do you have to be a certain age to be an elder?
A: Being an Elder is not defined by age, but rather Elders are recognized because they have earned the Respect of their Community through Wisdom, Harmony and Balance of their Actions in their Teachings.
I was raised to respect my Elders both in age and in religion.
Even those that I didn't feel earned it nor deserved it.
Of course, some of that changed once I became an adult.
I'm mostly.....Respect for Respect.....However, one fact I can't take away from ALL Elders is that out of all the ways that LIFE can end, they've been living with that Reality longer than I have and yet still Coping day after day.
To read how all males ages 18-60 pretty much got drafted into the Ukrainian Self-Defence Force (my term) is to know some of those elderly men have been COPING through LIFE for a long time and now this BS!
I often think that at 53 years old, and a man of color, my reality is having to be on guard whenever I'm in public not only in my own country, but around the world, due to those humans who fear anyone that is different then they are.
Then of course I doubled down on that reality by joining the military, increasing that target and so, I said, fuck it, if I'm going to be a target in life, why not join the U.S. Marines? So I did.
But one thing about this target, I fight back, I'm hard to hit, can take a punch while giving one at the same time followed by a combination of moves...blah, blah, blah, and now even as a Veteran, I'm still a target around the world.
That's daily Living for me since taught because of the tone of my skin, others will want to hurt me.
That's a LONG time to live on guard.
Yet, there are those OLDER than me who have COPED through LIFE living on guard and putting up with Life's BS for wayyyyy longer than I.
And there are those, no matter their age, who have had much more Responsibility on their shoulders than I.
So whether I personally like them or not, in some areas of life I have to give that......
Even if I never show it without being Disrespecfult......
My U.S. Government class would go something like this:
Ok, class, today we will learn about the 3 Branches of the U.S. Government.
"To ensure a separation of powers, the U.S. Federal Government is made up of three branches: Legislative, Executive and Judicial. To ensure the government is effective and citizens' rights are protected, each branch has its own powers and responsibilities, including working with the other branches." ~ Google
Picture them this way:
Now, the Federal Government, well, darn it, it ain't perfect, but it's the only one we got.
I'm not so sure that many Americans can grasp the reality to one day get a text message saying that you're welcome to come to some location and be given a weapon to defend your home due to enemy combatants now being reported on American soil.
It's a lot different to live somewhere where you hear random gunshots when those gunshots are coming for YOU, your neighbor, their neighbor, your family, friends, etc......
Then ALL Power shuts off, Water shuts off, all forms of Communications other than handheld walkie-talkies are useless.
9-1-1 can't be reached.
Will you be willing to fight to live or be prepared to die to defend your home, your hood, your city, your county, your state, your country?
Bro, this gif had me thinking of the Brotherly Bond that can be developed over time between perfect strangers that had the courage to just chat and respect and learn from each other's differences and experiences.
The collective defense arrangements in NATO served to place the whole of Western Europe under the American “nuclear umbrella.” In the 1950s, one of the first military doctrines of NATO emerged in the form of “massive retaliation,” or the idea that if any member was attacked, the United States would respond with a large-scale nuclear attack. The threat of this form of response was meant to serve as a deterrent against Soviet aggression on the continent. Although formed in response to the exigencies of the developing Cold War, NATO has lasted beyond the end of that conflict, with membership even expanding to include some former Soviet states. It remains the largest peacetime military alliance in the world.
So I opened my eyes a little after 3 a.m. and figured, why not a Sauna Sesh?
So as I am currently High-ly Medicated, the 3rd Eye Download is in full effect.
So, I've noticed a pattern in life that is expressed on social media that clearly reflects "FEAR" if I've ever sensed it before.
Two (2) statements I keep observing of one telling another or others:
1. You will die alone
2. You don't get any sex
Is it just me or are those two things not really 'Life Threating' nor would it prevent one from paying their monthly bills and expenses while 'Living' in the present?
Now, this is not to downplay the fact that for many, these are real fears and concerns they live with daily whether they have "somebody" they call their own or not.
I observed two types of kids while I was a kid myself.
One type is the one who can go to a playground and have a blast just enjoying all there is to enjoy alone and somehow even try to joke around on a seesaw. LOL!
The other type is the one who can go to a playground and no matter what has been provided for their pleasure, they sit on a swing (not swinging) or somewhere else and just.....wait....they....wait...for some other kid to come along so that they can START enjoying the playground (e.g. LIFE).
I simply chose to be that kid that enjoyed what someone provided for my pleasure and that of others if they chose to partake because in life, sometimes kids don't find fun what you find fun, maybe they can't come out and play, maybe they don't know where the playground is, or maybe they simply don't want to play with YOU.
All I'm saying is that it would be one hell of a waste of a playground to not enjoy it simply because there isn't another "body" there.
So at the VA Clinic today, there was a guy in a wheelchair that had reached his boiling point and screamed at the In-Take Staff that he had been in his wheelchair for 4 years and still can't get an appointment. That he wanted to speak to a supervisor.
Well, I just finished recording videos for my WeedTube and YouTube Channels.
Yet another entry into my Digital Book of Shadows which all my content is just that, entries into my DBOS as I provide peeps into the world of Lord MOGY, The Gothic Warlock Lord as I travel my path of MOGYOLOGY.
Living My Beliefs
Living My Best Life
Hanging in there and Coping through it ALL......But in an Awesome way.
So I returned from Iraq with a Lung Illness in 2015.
It gets diagnosed as Restrictive Lung Disease.
I retire and claim it as Service Connected.
I am told since I have Sleep Apnea and a CPAP Machine, it is an automatic 80% rating, therefore, I was never compensated for the Lung Disease.
I filed a Rejection of this and that rejection was rejected in 2014 stating no further compensation for the Respiratory Zone of the body was authorized since the VA breaks the body out in zones and the lungs fall under the Respiratory system.
Then the VA rediagnosed the Restrictive Lungs Disease as Adult Asthma.
NOW that Asthma is claimable as a service-connected illness, I'm being told I can claim it, but they won't go back to 2014 or later because it wasn't called Asthma then.
I'm High-ly Medicated and the 3rd Eye Download is in effect.
I'm a very visual person.
Thoughts and visions play in my mind like an ongoing cinema feature.
I have a passion for Arts of All Kinds....All Kinds.
I love symbolism. Much like image association.
For example, I see the U. S. Federal Govt. with its 3 Branches of Government as Dad and Two (2) Sister-Moms where one of the Sister-Moms is a conjoined twin.
They have these 50 adult kids and a few they've adopted to some degree.
Now, it seems to me as Parents, they're still setting the rules for the Kids living under their roof. Each kid has their own little house on the estate and lands.
As long as the kids obey the rules, they are allowed to play on their own property and conduct themselves accordingly.
Now when one or more of the kids misbehaves, usually the parents step in and give a reality check and the opportunity to adhere to their rules or face consequences and repercussions.
Failure of the parents to intervene will ALWAYS be seen as Condoning the behavior leaving the other kids to believe either the action of the misbehaving kid was OK or prompting the other kid to take matters into their own hands and try to force the misbehaving kid back into compliance in some manner.
However, leaving a kid (i.e., one can even say a community), to Self-Police seems like a great idea...Right? Sounds like the Defund The Police Move. However, history has proven that leaving a kid or community to police itself leads to Chaos.
But there has to always be at least that one kid who never did too well in History.
Applying the Lessons Learned to the Present and contributing to a Better Future is just difficult for them.
If Racism, Hate, Discrimination, & Ignorance must exist, then I'm on the team that will actively, in some way, shape, or form, go about contributing to the Reduction of it and make it known in some way, shape, or form that I consider it Toxic.
Homeownership....Things are built to one day simply stop performing as designed.
So let's start 2022 with the Pool Pump Motor reaching its Expiration Date.
And then sprinkle on the motor is obsolete so no one is selling a replacement, although I do have someone searching the refurbish or used misc. parts and will get back to me soon so in the meantime, keep pouring those chemicals so the water doesn't turn green.
A new pump will set me back $2K. Ouch!
On the positive, the temperature contributes to the chlorine staying in the water longer so the pool turning green is a smaller possibility.
And on my way back home, I think I'll stop and treat myself to Ribs & Old Fashion made Banana Pudding thanks to a $50 Gift Certificate.
So since my Niece is working more hours she asked am I feeling lonely yet?
This is my belief about Loneliness.
I feel unless one was born 1 half of conjoined twins, Life never promised that someone will show up and be by one's side until one or they transition to the After-Life.
Therefore, it is only Programming that makes one feel it takes another to "make" themselves feel "happy", "normal", "wanted", "loved", etc.....
Well, I feel Life only promises Daily Challenges to be met, Lessons To Be Learned, until Our Own Bodies, The Elements, other Humans or other Species causes too much damage to our Meat-Suit beyond its ability to Self-Repair/Heal and therefore, forcing the Release of one's Soul from its confinement and Transitioning to the After-Life.
It is said that only boring people get bored.
I find this to be so true.
To me, it's logical to busy myself doing things or exposing myself to things that bring me Joy.
I'm too busy deriving Pleasure from something to care that I'm doing it alone.
If I did dwell on the fact I'm Enjoying myself while Alone, I'd probably be thinking, "Wow, someone is really missing out!".
Nah, I'm good.
I Have A Life!
And my Purpose is to find ways to Enjoy it as I meet Life's Daily Challenges ALWAYS Learning!
Life is too short to place my life and happiness on hold while waiting for a Play-Partner.