Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review–thank you

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 280,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 5 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

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I know what normal feels like now, who knew?

a skinnier me Well folks Heloise is about to turn the really BIG 60 thus my thoughts turn to retirement.  Two of my natural talents from last life are returning to me.  I hope to learn game of golf and trade options like a pro.  Maybe travel or live in other cities for part of the year.  Then if I keep up the looks become a senior model.  After all I can be just about any race.

Naturally when I hear of anyone dying before 60 that seems young to me.  Everything’s relative.  I can retire happily in just 3 years.  Whew did not think I would make it sometimes.  I know now I can be my own worst enemy but I was fighting a goliath without a weapon.

I had another depression scare this past week and changed meds.  If you don’t know someone who is depressed and if you have never suffered from the writer’s bane then you don’t know depression.  It can be debilitating.  Lucky me it did not last as long as last year.  I think the new meds will work.  Also I am more keenly aware of the things that make me crazy.  I know the signs of when I am losing it and that will help a lot.

Birthday is lucky 7, on January.

Jack Klugman dies at 90

English: Jack Klugman in August 2005

English: Jack Klugman in August 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Son of Russian Jewish immigrants Klugman made his way to the top of the Hollywood heap and then fell off from throat cancer from which he lost his voice in 1980.   He just remarried four years ago.

Anyway if you know The Odd Couple then you know his main work.

Not on the dialogue table: Nancy Lanza and HER money and guns killed

I learned something when my kids were growing up. We were broke but not poor as I was in grad school in southern Illinois and my kids attended the only high school with children of professors and doctors and lawyers.  We had a nice apt on campus but little money.

My kids would tell me about the beer parties the high school students would host when the parents were out of town or on vacation.  My kids did not attend.  I never had STREET DRUGS OF ANY KIND, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OF ANY KIND, BEER, WINE, CIGARETTES, GUNS, OR WEAPONS IN THE HOUSE.  This is what I taught my kids without saying a word.  They never saw me imbibe any of the above because that was beyond my spirititual beliefs.  They were surprised at what the middle class white kids would get into and so was I.

I also learned from other teen relatives that often the parents had the street drugs in the home and that is where the kids got their hits too.  So a thought crossed my mind: How much of this is related to SES and available money for kids who do not work?

My kids did not have money to buy beer or guns and I certainly never had them around for them to “borrow” or go to shooting range with.  Children who are not our own and those who are our own learn what they see and are taught in non verbal manners.  The violent video games and movies are all apart of the mix.

This is why this issue is so difficult.  Gun laws are on the books.  We don’t need the bullets that kill the shit out of a person nor the handguns.  But then again we don’t need the alcohol that often fuels these fires.  What to do?  Point the finger and the blame where it lies.  These school killings only happened among middle class white areas almost exclusively.  Most of the shooters were white or NOT black but Asian.

In general due to economic restraists blacks don’t buy rifles and expensive guns and killing machines. Where would they store them? And if they could store them how would they buy them and the bullets to go with them.  Why would they buy them when they have precious little money for other things they would first ask themselves. Not saying they are better parents but it is a financial reality.

What would solve this problem that is so multi-faceted?  Who is to blame: society, parents, guns available legally and illegally, violent culture, revenge gang crimes.

The list goes on.  On the other side of the rifle coin we have urban blacks using and buying handguns which were banned in Chicago. Mind you they are cheaper weapons and so are the bullets and also easier to get by anyone.  But they still kill one person one black boy or girl or child at a time.  No one with a handgun is going to a school and shoot it up. They won’t get too far.  But they will do a drive by and kill whomever they can who LOOKS like them.

Yes, blacks and browns have more crimes on the books than whites. But does it matter?  If you think it matters then you are also on the side of where parents and fathers have gone wrong by their absence in the life of their sons, their black and brown sons who commit most of these violent crimes.  Why can’t this be applied to whites and their money and their big guns?

Robert and Rory coming to Dallas for Charlie Rose interview

Lanza is an ethnic Italian Jewish name

peter-lanzaJust out of curiosity I looked up the name Lanza which sounds Italian. It is Sicilian and Jewish
http://www.italian-family-history.com/jewish/Sicilia.html

According to this genealogy site. The columbine killer was also an ethnic Jew klebold or something like that. We know Amy Bishop was a Jew thanks to heloise. The media shut that down in a second.

Adam can also be popular as a Jewish surname. But names that begin with a J seem to be most common among Jewish men. I am sure Adam Lanza and his family or at least his father and sons are ethnically Jewish.

Peter Lanza and his picture need no explanation.  He looks totally like a Sicialian Jew which is the origin of the name Lanza.  The mom was probably a WASP, have to check on it. Nancy Champion is the maiden name of Nancy Lanza.  She has blond hair and blue eyes.  The boys not surprisingly did not inherit her looks  but the swarthy look of their Jewish dad. Not only are they Jewish stock but many of tHe kids in the school were also Jews who were shot dead by Adam.

“My Song” by Harry Belafonte

I just read rather listened to the audiobook My Song memoir and life of Harry Belafonte.  He knew just about everybody, made a lot of money and was an activist of the highest order.

Like most blacks from the islands and Africa he and Sidney Poitier were color struck and made a point of marrying women with good hair or white women.  His children did likewise.

It is a well written tome with a lot of history inside.  Read or listen to it if you get a chance. 

Mass shooting kills kids at school

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/14/shooting-reported-at-connecticut-elementary-school/?hpt=hp_t1

The suspect is dead at this time. 
December 14th, 2012
12:57 PM ET

Children and adults gunned down in Connecticut school massacre

  • There’s been a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
  • We’re told “close to 20” people are dead, including at least 10 children
  • Below are the latest updates as they come to us

[Updated at 1:07 p.m. ET] Here’s the chilling account told to CNN’s Meredith Artley of what happened at the school.