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Friday, October 18, 2013

Hoops Encyclopedia: Video: Bulls-TV: NBA 1985-Chicago Bulls @ Philadelphia 76ers: Highlights

This post was originally posted at FRS Real Life Journal on WordPress

The 76ers still had a lot of talent in 1985. Just look at their starting lineup featuring four Hall of Famers in it with Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley and Maurice Cheeks. The Bulls were a young and up incoming team, but most of the guys who won championships with the Bulls in the early 1990s were not there yet. With the 76ers having won the NBA Finals in 1983 and made it back to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1984.The Bulls of this period, other than maybe Orlando Woolridge, who was pretty solid and an up and down Steve Johnson at power forward, this was still the Air Jordan Show in Chicago. With the help that the Bulls needed to be a real Eastern Conference contender, about three years away with Scottie Pippen, Horace Grant and Bill Cartwright.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fishy Paw: Video: Airplane 1980: Everything is Fine Up Here: Oh by the Way, Can Anyone Fly a Plane?

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Everything is fine up here in the cockpit. Oh by the way can anyone fly this plane so we do not crash? That’s right, the only problem that we have in the cockpit of this commercial passenger plane, is that we don’t have anyone who can fly the plane. Which is no worst than doctors who are about to perform brain surgery on someone so they can save that person’s life, but do not have anyone who knows how to perform brain surgery. Or an English teacher who doesn’t speak any English.

Other than these issues, there’s nothing to be worried about. No reason to panic, I mean seriously what is the worst thing that could possibly happen with one being able to fly a plane that is already in the air, the plane crashing? I mean come on! The plane is already insured, so the money there will to replace the plane. And most of the passengers are wealthy anyway, so they probably have life insurance. I mean seriously, these passengers didn’t have to get on this plane to begin with.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Democracy Now: Video: Kevin Phillips on Roots of American Revolution, Future of American Politics

Democracy Now: Video: Kevin Phillips on Roots of American Revolution, Future of American Politics

When you think of the United States of America, you think of a government that has separation of powers and checks and balances. And why is that, because the United States was founded on the notions that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Because America broke away from the United Kingdom of Britain. That had a king who was essentially a dictator and Americans for the most part are suspicious of centralized power. And having so much power in the hands of one government. One branch of government and most importantly, one person like a dictator. Whatever the title of the dictator is. We are a constitutional federal republic in the form of a liberal democracy. We are governed by our Constitution. Not by a Bible, or any other religious book. Which are some of the differences between a liberal democracy like America and a Theocracy like the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Because we are a liberal democracy, Americans have a lot of freedom and responsibility. Including a constitutional right to practice religion, any religion we want to practice. We also have the freedom not to practice religion if we choose to. But because we are a liberal democracy, we are not governed by religion. But our Constitution which is one thing that makes us different from Iran. We don’t have a central government religious, or otherwise, telling us what we can have and can’t have and how much of it that we can have. With a central government responsible for seeing that we get what we need and how much of that we can get. The Far-Right of the Republican Party, the Christian-Right, doesn’t like the Islamic Republic of Iran. But they like at least certain parts of their system. That their government is governed by religious views and policy. And would bring that to America, if only they could.

But again, what makes America better and different from Iran, or at least one thing, is that we aren’t govern by religion. Because our Religious, or Theocratic-Right, simply doesn’t have the numbers that it has in Iran, or Saudi Arabia, or several other countries in the Middle East and Central Asia. Richard Nixon’s Southern Strategy, was successful in bringing the South to the Republican Party and with it the Religious-Right. And people who want Christianity to become the official religion of the United States and for us to be governed by their views of the Bible and everything else. But again, the Religious-Right, is a large faction of one political party. That is losing numbers in the country and perhaps even in the GOP. Especially with the GOP’s growing Conservative Libertarian wing. And Christian Conservatives, will never have the success n America, that the Islamists had in Iran.

Friday, October 11, 2013

MH Jets: Video: CBC Sports: NHL-1987-Stanley Cup Finals-Game 6-Edmonton Oilers @ Philadelphia Flyers: Third Period

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I only remember reading about this series and seeing highlights of it on some sports show the next day. I was eleven years old at this point and my family didn’t have cable yet and this series wasn’t on American network TV. But I knew the Flyers were really good at this point. I remember them being beating my Capitals in the conference playoffs that year. In game 7 and in overtime.

I hated the Flyers back then and I still do. They were the Capitals arch-rival back then and I still consider them to be, especially since we are back in the same division. Have a great history of great tough physical games each other. Which both teams playing a similar style of tough hockey. Witch clutch scoring and solid goaltending.

This series represents NHL hockey at its best. Two great all around teams with a lot of skill, who are also physical. And the NHL needs to get back to that, instead of trying to make hockey like indoor soccer. In order to pick up young American fans who don’t appreciate defense in any sport. And are only interested in seeing a lot of scoring.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

FRS Real Life Journal Plus: Blake Lively- Out in Jeans in Boots

Source: FRS Real Life Journal Plus- Blake Lively, in jeans in boots-

Source: FRS Real Life Journal Plus

You can see why sexy celebrities perhaps especially female ones are so popular in skinny jeans, especially with boots and why they get so much attention in that combo while they are out in public. Perhaps especially on Facebook and YouTube. But also why so many celebrity interest bloggers and I’m not one of them for the most part, but why they blog about celebrities sexy women especially celebrities in their jeans and boots. Because when they wear that combo people notice right away and their jeans and boots get noticed right away. Which is great business for everyone involved. Blake Lively a young gorgeous woman with good height and beautiful legs, as well as but, is a perfect example of this. When you’re that attractive especially when you’re young and female, you want to the rest of the world to know as well. And skinny jeans with boots, is the prefect way to do that.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Johnny Carson: NBC’s The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson: Politician Taking a Polygraph Test

Johnny Carson: Video: NBC’s The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson: Politician Taking a Polygraph Test

If all American politicians were required to take polygraph tests, no American politician would ever get elected yet reelected in America, because Americans tend to like being told what they want to hear and not what is the truth. Like saying “we can do this, but it costs money, which means I’ll have to raise your taxes or cut spending somewhere else”. And when politicians tell the truth, they tend to pay a heavy political price for that. Truth serum would be death penalty for the careers of American career politicians.

But imagine what a bad politician would sound like on truth serum. “Senator Jones, why did you vote against the gun control bill? Because the NRA has me on in their back pockets, but both back pockets, as well as the front pockets. Yeah they bought me off. Oh be the way, my constituents aren’t going to know about this, are they? Because then I would actually have to get a real job and work for a living”. Or you ask a crooked politician why they voted against the school reform bill that increases standards on teachers and students. Imagine a crooked politician on truth serum answering that one.

The crooked politician with a 90 plus approval rating of the teacher unions might say this. “Because in that bill, school districts would be able to fire bad teachers. Which would mean people would be out of jobs, even the bad teachers. And I rather have bad teachers teaching, even if that means their not students not learning, then for them not to be working at all. Or having to something that they are more qualified for. Like flipping burgers and taking parking tickets, asking customers if they want paper or plastic. Oh by the way teacher unions have bought every pocket I have in all of my pants”.

But we wouldn’t need truth serum or polygraph tests for crooked politicians, if we simply had an educated electorate. And what does that mean? A lot of educated voters who know who they are voting for, before they actually vote for that person or decide not to vote for them. Which sounds like commonsense I know, but again we’re talking about America where commonsense is not always common, because it is not always popular. And Americans tend to prefer to feel good, then to know what is good for them. Our political system is a perfect example of that.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Liberty Pen: Milton Friedman- A Conversation On Minimum Wage

Source: Liberty Pen- Professor Milton Friedman-
Source: This piece was originally posted at FRS FreeState Now Plus

I’m in favor of the minimum wage as anyone whose concern about welfare spending and what we pay on public assistance as taxpayers in America. But as someone whose not in favor of government kicking people off of public assistance who do not have the skills to take care of themselves, should be in favor of the minimum wage and even increasing the minimum wage under certain circumstances. To encourage more people to work and not stay on public assistance indefinitely. You want more people working and not just working, but earning enough money to take care of themselves and earning a middle-income better, than the minimum wage should not only be there, but pay more than not working at all. Otherwise low-skilled adults will choose Welfare and not working, over level-entry jobs.

These are the reasons why I’m in favor of a minimum wage. If you want to get past the idea that all work should be valued up to a certain point, that is people making enough money that they have a shot to advance in life and pay their basic bills even at discounted prices like with public housing, food assistance, health insurance to use as examples, but not indefinitely, but to buy them time so they can get themselves the skills that they need to get a good job. That comes with education and job training for low-skilled working adults. But also to encourage more people to work so people would make more money working whatever the job is. Than not working that is people who aren’t retired. So someone working let’s say full-time at a higher minimum wage jobs whether it is 10-12 bucks an hour, would make more money than the person at home unemployed without the skills that they need to get a good job. And have that person given money through government at what a full-time worker making $7.25 and hour. Today’s minimum wage so low-skilled adults see that they can make more money working than not working even at the minimum wage.

One of the beauties of a public assistance system like this is that it would come with work requirements. For able body and mentally able adults, not being educated wouldn’t be an excuse for choosing not to work. You want food assistance, get a job, you want Medicaid, get a job, you want public housing, get a job. And there would be a time period for people just getting on public assistance to get a job and they could get help finding that job as well. And while they are working even at a low-skilled job they would even be eligible for assistance to finish their education. And get job training so they could get a good job that empowers them to get off of public assistance all together. The other beauty in a system like this is that we would increase the minimum wage to 10-12 bucks an hour even index it for inflation and have a break in it for small employers or all employers and allow for them to deduct lets says thirty percent of that from their taxes.

It is pretty simple, if you think we spend too much on public assistance in America and again you do not want to see government kick people off of public assistance who can’t take care of themselves, or you think we have too much poverty in America, then you’re for a more livable minimum wage. And more education and job training for our low-skilled workforce. So they don’t have to take minimum wage jobs in the future. Because now they have the skills to get themselves good jobs. And we have people who believe we have too much poverty and too many people on public assistance. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, (no one’s Socialist) is a great example of that. And you want more people working and fewer people collecting public assistance in the future. Then you would be in favor of a public assistance system like this.
Liberty Pen: Milton Friedman- A Conversation on The Minimum Wage

Jean-Sebastien Blondel: Video: CBS Sports: NBA 1987-ECQF-Game 5-Philadelphia 76ers @ Milwaukee Bucks: Last Minutes of Julius Erving's NBA Career

This post was originally posted at FRS Real Life Journal on WordPress

A bad way for The Doctor Julius Erving to end his great sixteen-year professional basketball career as a player, in a blowout loss on the road to the Milwaukee Bucks of all teams. Because the Bucks and 76ers played a lot of great series’ and games against each other in the 1980s. And Bucks beat the 76ers in the playoffs. So this was probably one of the last ways that The Doctor wanted to end his brilliant career as perhaps the greatest all around small forward of all-time. But his career ending this way wasn’t because of him. It wasn’t his best game obviously, but 1987 was a rough year for the 76ers that had all sorts of injuries and had to play hard just to make the Eastern Conference Playoffs. And because of all the series injuries, were never a real threat to dethrone the defend NBA champion Boston Celtics. So it’s not surprising that Julius’s career ended this way, but it is a damn shame. It would’ve been great to see at least one more classic playoff series between the Bird Celtics and the Erving 76ers. But the Bucks weren’t going to allow that to happen.