Breaking Patterns That Break You Down

If someone keeps telling you you’re wrong, eventually, you’re going to believe you’re wrong. If someone keeps telling you you have an attitude problem, you’re going to believe you have an attitude problem. If someone keeps telling you things about you that aren’t true, you’re going to believe them even if they’re not true. It’s conditioning, and the sad part about “conditioning” of this type is that you might not believe what these people are saying about you or to you at the moment, but overtime, these comments will wear you down. Over time, they’ll break you down. Over time you’ll lose confidence in yourself, and you’ll become a timid-hesitant person.

Why?

No one wants to be wrong. No one wants to be known as the person with the attitude. You don’t want to be perceived as the trouble maker, the bully, or the person who’s always arguing.

So you change yourself to compensate for people that are really the problem.

It’s like the husband or wife who hits their partner and says, “See, look what you made me do.”

People need to take responsibility for their own actions.

Today I walked into a store to purchase a few items. I had earbuds in and a hood on. The cashier rang up my items, and then when it was time to pay, I inserted my card into the reader. Well, he made a mistake and needed me to take my card out so he could start the transaction over. During that process, he got an attitude with me and was kind of rude. He was upset because he couldn’t get my attention immediately, and I told him he needed to talk to his customers with a little more respect.

My mother, who drove me there, tells me in the car I have a problem, and I’m always arguing. She continues to tell me that if I didn’t have a hood on or earbuds in that that wouldn’t have happened.

It doesn’t matter if I had a hood on, sunglasses on, a hat on, earbuds in, and a scarf around my face, if the cashier couldn’t get my attention immediately he should’ve been patient. Eventually, probably within seconds, I would’ve taken my earbud out and looked up wondering why the transaction didn’t go through

There’s right and wrong behavior, and we all know when we’re in the right, and when we’re in the wrong. Don’t let people tell you you’re the problem because chances are it’s the person who’s telling you that that really has the problem.

How do we break patterns that break us down? By becoming aware of them, and learning from the situations in which they occur.

Eventually, you’ll learn not to go to those people who are always putting you down or telling you have a problem. Eventually, you’ll realize that you’re behavior is 99% justified because your behavior is the response to people who are either mistreating you, or abusing you.

Now, check this out. Certain people command respect. It’s their personality. It’s the energy they put out. Even if you’re having a bad day, you’ll still treat these people with respect.

Why are you different? Because somewhere along the line you’ve become timid and hesitant. At some point, you lost your confidence and you no longer put the energy out there that commands respect. You’ve become a pushover, and that’s how people treat you.

The road back to confidence starts with you complaining a lot. Every time you encounter a situation where you’re mistreated, you’ll complain, and eventually, people will say you have a problem. You’ll learn though. You’ll learn how to swiftly respond to someone who mistreats you for no other reason than they’re having a bad day. When you reach that point you’ll stop complaining.

Last and Final Thoughts on Dating Apps.

This is really about more than a dating application or a dating website. It’s about how the culture is changing. It’s about how the collective is changing, and it’s about how human perception is being manipulated….

But let’s stick with dating apps. for now.

When most of us were 5-years old, we started school, and that was our entry into the real world. Ever since, we’ve been getting older, and every year we get older, we strive more and more for independence.

We’re now adults, and since the age of five, we’ve been meeting strangers in public. We did it at school, we do it at the food store, some do it at church, and we do it in the parks and walking in the street. Our independence relies on the circle of strangers we meet that ultimately become friends.

It’s time for you to realize the whole selling point behind dating apps. and websites is safety. The makers of the apps. and sites are pitching your safety to you. They’ll protect you. They want you to believe meeting people in public is unsafe, and so, they brainwash you into thinking the app. is safe.

This is the way it should be if we’re going to use apps and sites:

A recent picture of yourself

The State you live in

The highest level of completed education

The field you work in

A way to contact you

If you’re desperate, a dating application is the worst place for you to be because in your efforts to get a date you’re going to share your personal information with as many strangers as you can until one of them decide to meet you in real life. How is that safer than meeting someone in public?

From the list we above, we know this.

Example: Betty is really pretty, she lives in California, she’s over 18, and she has a job. From there, we contact each other. “Hi I just saw your profile, I would like to meet you. Can you meet for lunch or coffee this week?”

[That’s two normal adults engaging in a normal conversation.]

Look, if you’re scared to meet someone, that’s fine, but stop wasting people’s time.

I’m sick and tired of the specific questions over the app. It’s all texting to, no verbal conversation whatsoever, and afterwards, it goes nowhere.

What town do you live in? What school did you graduate from? Where do you work?

Are you fucking kidding me? I don’t even know who I’m talking to.

Social Distancing; Duh!

I went to pickup my paycheck today. I walk into the small office space, introduce myself at the window, and stand waiting for the next order. They tell me to sign the paper so they have proof I received my check. While I’m signing, another person walks into the office space.

Instead of standing in line behind me, she comes to my side. She’s standing two inches from my face and bumping me with her shoulder. The woman behind the counter is talking to this woman, and they’re laughing, while she’s basically pushing me out of the way.

The woman behind the counter then looks at me with a look like I’m doing something wrong, and I’m like are you kidding me? I turn to the girl next to me and say, “Can you at least say excuse me? You’re pushing me out of the way!” She didn’t say anything.

What the fuck is wrong with people? How rude can you be? I’m so happy social distancing is in effect because people like this women have no concept of personal space. Even before social distancing was a thing, I can remember people standing behind me hovering over my shoulder while I’m trying to pay for something at the store.

Yo! Back the fuck up!

You shouldn’t be so close to someone they can feel your breadth on their neck!

The Assassination of A. Lincoln

Leaping out of President Abraham Lincoln’s upper-deck seating section and through the air, John Wilkes Booth fired the shot that would eventually kill the president before landing on the stage and hurting his leg.

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It was Good Friday, April 14th, 1865, the location was Ford’s Theatre in Washington, and not many people know this, but Our American Cousin was the play being performed on stage that night.

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Lincoln died the next morning in a lodging house across the street from Ford’s Theatre. So many people wondered how this tragic event was even possible, and I guess some of the blame fell on the Washington police officer who was supposed to be guarding Lincoln. History tells us the assassination of the President took place moments after the officer left his post for either a drink or to get a better view of the play-either way, that looks terrible and screams setup, however, I don’t know if the officer was ever investigated for having something to do with the murder.

Immediately, martial law went into effect, and Washington was locked down. John Wilkes Booth was an actor, and supposedly he came from a family of famous actors, but his actions that night in 1865 weren’t fake. The manhunt was on, and it took almost a week before they caught up with Booth. Finally, they had him trapped in a tobacco-drying barn in Bowling Green, Virginia, but Booth wouldn’t surrender. He was shot and killed, although, he did not die immediately.

With everything going on in the country at the time, they said Abraham Lincoln became a hero in death, and even some of the most faithful and loyal Confederates mourned his passing. The murders of General Grant and Vice President Johnson were planned, but never carried out obviously.

There are some really freaky coincidences between the details surrounding the assassinations of both Lincoln and Kennedy, and you should definitely-definitely do some research. YouTube has a good video; it will leave you in shock!

Alright everyone, have a wonderful day!

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Using the Pandemic to F!@k You!

Online publication, The Mon Valley Independent (whatever that means), published an article written by Taylor Brown discussing rule changes for Pennsylvania bars and resturants.

Written in the article: On Thursday, Gov Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Dr. Rachael Levine signed new orders loosing restrictions on alcohol sales, but not by much.

Last week, Wolf announced that bars and restaurants could increase their indoor seating capacity from 25% to 50% starting Monday-if they go through an online self-certification process by October 5th-and force on-premise alcohol consumption to end at 10 p.m.

I don’t own a bar or restaurant in Pennsylvania, but if I did, I’d probably be standing outside the Governor’s office right now.

If there’s a better example of the Government using the current pandemic conditions to infringe further into the lives of private business owners someone please show me.

You want bar and restaurant owners to stop serving alcohol by 10 p.m…..WHY? I’m interested in how that’s going to prevent the spread of a pandemic you’re clearly taking advantage of now.

And….a self-certification process for what?

Ten years ago someone said reeducation camps, and everyone laughed and said, “Yeah right! What is this Nazi Germany?”

Okay, so they’re not physically putting anyone into a caged camp, but what do you think forcing you to stay in your home and take online courses is?

Next topic.

I didn’t watch the NFL, but I heard their was two different National Anthems sung or played before one of the games. I couldn’t believe it. TWO DIFFERENT NATONAL ANTHEMS? That means we no longer live in the United States of America…Where do we live then?

I don’t know, I’m asking.

Team owners, coaches, and the NFL front office should be ashamed of themselves for letting politics and agenda driven propaganda destroy one of the greatest and most meaningful sports ever.

2,400 English Cents

With the current trend of ripping down and destroying statues representing the history of the United States, I’m finding it more important than ever to talk about our history. In the 1600’s, when the colonies were forming, the North American Continent was occupied by Native American Indians.

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A man named Peter Minuit was chosen by the early Dutch settlers as the leader of New Amsterdam, which today, we know as Manhattan. As the story goes, Minuit met with the local Indian chiefs and a deal was reached.

For two boxes of trade goods and 2,400 English cents, the Dutch purchased Manhattan. 2,400 English cents is equivalent to $24. With all the money made in Manhattan today, and the outrageous cost of acreage, the $24 sale will forever go down in history as one of the best deals ever.

Despite the sale, New Amsterdam remained New Amsterdam. It did not become Manhattan until the English showed up and stole it from the Dutch. The Dutch had a lot to offer. Among their many contributions, it was the Dutch, in defense against local Indians, who built the wall in lower Manhattan-the same wall that’s credited for the name Wall Street, but their ownership of the land was short lived.

Thanks For Reading, and Have a Wonderful Day!

Sources: Don’t Know Much About History. Kenneth C. Davis. Harper Collins Publisher, 2003.

News Now

Good morning everyone, today is Tuesday, September 15th. I worked all day yesterday; it was a long day. I woke up at 4:30 a.m., ran forty minutes to the bus stop, and worked until 6 o’clock in the evening. When I left work and walked outside, I was hit with this wave of cool-fresh air, and immediately, I had this rush of memories and emotions.

The air had a smell that brought back a warm-loving feeling that I haven’t felt in quite some time. I love the Fall season, but it’s not only about the beautiful crisp weather or the leaves changing colors; I feel like some of my most memorable experiences happened between September and December.

So yeah we have another week, and it will be autumn. The leaves will be changing colors, the warm humid air will give way to coolness, and jeans and sweatshirts will replace shorts and t-shirts.

๐ŸŒžOn my way home from work, I exited the highway ramp, came up and around to the traffic light, and wham! Right in front me was the biggest softest sun I had ever seen. It was pleasing and easy on the eyes as you could look right at it and not have to squint. It was a perfect circle colored in with creamy pastels of orange and pink. It was amazing. Currently, the sun is in the astrological sign of Virgo.

๐ŸŒ™The moon is in Leo, where it will remain for the rest of the day, and tomorrow it will be moving into Virgo. (Don’t you love when the sun and moon occupy the same sign?)

๐ŸˆMonday Night Football. The Pittsburgh Steelers won last night beating the New York Giants 26-16. Pittsburgh running back Benny Snell rushed for 113 yards on 19 carries, and QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for 229 yards and 3 touchdowns.

๐ŸŽคI’d like to give a shout out. Well, it’s actually a thank you to Lyft for providing incredible ride service. I’ve been using Lyft for about three years now.

โšพMLB After getting swept by the Kansas City Royals, the Pittsburgh Pirates lost again yesterday to the Cincinnati Reds, 4-9.

๐Ÿ‘ฝDid you ever see the movie Fire In The Sky? It was about the alien abduction of a man named Travis Walton that occurred on November 5th in 1975. While working in an Apache National Forest in Arizona, Walton and his crew spotted a UFO hovering in the woods. Walton got out of his truck and approached the strange craft, but was violently blown 10 to 20 feet back into the air. In a panic, his crew left him for dead, but they decided to turn around and come back for him, but it was too late. Travis and the craft were gone. There’s a show called Midnight in the Desert hosted by the legendary Art Bell that’s on You Tube, and Art Bell interviews Travis Walton. If you’re interested in UFO’s and alien abduction, listening to this is a must.

Alright everyone, as always, have a wonderful and blessed day!

The First Census Was When?

1790! Yes, the first census was completed in August 1790 to determine how many delegates each state would have in the House of Representatives.

Census 1790

  • United States population was 3,929,625
  • Black population 697,624 slaves; 59.557 free blacks
  • Philadelphia is the largest city (42,000) New York is the second largest (33,000)
  • Virginia was the most populated state with more than 820,000 people
  • Almost half the population lived in southern states
  • The country is youthful; 490 of every 1,000 whites is under the age of sixteen

We’ve come a long way, and we’re still growing and learning as a nation.

Have a wonderful day!

Not Your Typical First Day of Work

Today I was watching President Trump speak, and my mind started to wonder. I began to think about the condition of this country when he took office, and then I started thinking about other messes that American Presidents have inherited over the years.

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I’m telling you, when you think about some of the stuff that has gone on over the course of our country’s history, you have to laugh-it’s the humor we find in things when they’re so bad, you laugh to keep from loosing your mind.

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With that, let’s go back to the presidency of Ronald Reagan and Vice President, George Bush Sr. Before Reagan was in office, America was in the post-Vietnam and post-Watergate phase. The confidence and mood of the country was teetering on the brink of disaster. While in office, Reagan and Bush dealt with sky-rocketing budget deficits, and the Wall Street scandal involving the manipulation of junk bonds.

Inheriting a mess, and dealing with one? You bet. It gets worse though. There was a banking crises going on in the eighties that was costing tax payers billions of dollars, crack-cocaine became an epidemic, and urban crime was reaching an all-time high! (No pun intended)

Let’s not forget about AIDS.

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During the first two years as president, Bush Sr. saw Communism unravel in Europe, Mikhail Gorbachev’s attempt to restructure the Soviet’s economy, and the collapse or destruction of the Berlin Wall.

In 1990, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, and Bush ordered Operation Desert Shield to protect the Saudi Arabian oil fields (and freedom and liberty) but probably the oil fields more. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ—ฝ

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I didn’t know Saddam Hussein’s role model was Joseph Stalin!? Anyway, at 3 A.M. on January 17th, 1991, Operation Desert Storm commenced and the air-strikes began! With the United Nations approval, the Untied States led the way, and we were backed by 39 other nations.

History is amazing, and it does repeat itself. I think Reagan and Bush did a pretty darn good job restoring American confidence and fixing the economy, but I was just a baby then.

Thanks for reading everyone, and the next time you change jobs, think about the crack epidemic or something. Hey, at least you’re not the president-Am I right guys. hahahalolhahaha

I’m tired, and I’ve been writing all day and night.

I’m now digressing…

Have a wonderful night, and a blessed day tomorrow!

What’s Up With You, Yahoo!?

What’s going on everyone? It’s a beautiful Saturday morning here in the state of independence, and I hope it is by you as well. I love my Yahoo email services, and I’ve been a member for a really long time, but something changed during the last five or so years.

Everyday, I get hundreds of pornographic spam emails. The emails feature nude photos of men an women trying to sell dating services through websites and webcam. Most ask for personal information and/or credit card payment. I know they’re all fake, (not the people, the services) and everyone says just mark them as spam and forward them to your spam box, but after five years, this is becoming a pain in the ass.

Blocking them doesn’t work either as I’m starting to realize some of the email addresses continue to send advertisements. I’m not upset with Yahoo, and I’m not looking to cancel my services or anything like that, but I would like to know if there’s a way of preventing the flooding of my email folders from these emails. If I didn’t check my email daily, there would probably be 1000’s of these emails.

Is anyone else experiencing this? Do you have advice or suggestions?

Thank You! Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!

I ๐Ÿ’™ You!