Friday, July 12, 2019

Good Buy Kodachrome, A Super 8mm Film Tribute to Kodak's Kodachrome 40.

This was a Tribute Video I edited from many of the places I visited in Southern California and shot Super-8mm Film. It was a tribute to the end of Kodak's Kodachrome 40. Unlike the ending, I now find that Kodak Ecktachrome and Kodak's Super 8mm Negative Film Stocks are quite good.  Film Origination, Digital Destination.




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Sunday, May 26, 2019

How False News Picture Captions Dumb Down Society.



If you read the description of the above photo, the presumably Unarmed, Undisguised Female Protestor apparently is not being physically assaulted and brutalized by an armor encased Law Enforcement Person, she instead being "Detained".

When words are used to camouflage the real impact of a Photo, we either challenge it, or grow dumber by accepting the false caption.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

When Mom takes a Break from Her walk with her Son so he can Take a Picture of her. Happy Mother's day to all Moms.

Fortunata Machi, Mother of Alessandro Machi.


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Monday, April 15, 2019

Begging all the Online News Media Outlets that don't Accept or Allow Reader Comments, PLEASE don't use Rhetorical Questions in your Headlines.

I Can't believe this is a thing. Online New sites allow their authors to use rhetorical questions in their headlines, yet the readers of the article have no way to leave a comment.

This is really a big deal. It's a freaky form of mind control where one is invited to a buffet where there are no utensils or plates.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Republicans biggest Objection to the Affordable HealthCare ACT is this...

There is ONE core issue that will ALWAYS be present no matter which Political party comes up with an Affordable National Healthcare Insurance Plan; Does the plan offer a "Catastrophic Coverage Only" option? 
Catastrophic Healthcare Coverage allows an Enrollee to get a very high Hospital deductible of around 5,000 dollars and in exchange get a significantly lower monthly Health Insurance Premium. 

If a person buys Catastrophic HealthCare Coverage they can "break even" within 2 to 3 years. Break even means if a Catastrophic Healthcare Policy Holder has just one Medical incident that requires Hospitalization and a 5,000 dollar deductible payment, the policy holder STILL starts saving a lot money on monthly premium costs after 2 and 1/2 years from the time they started buying the heavily discounted Catastrophic Healthcare Coverage, versus purchasing more standardized Healthcare Insurance that covers Doctor's visits, Lab procedures, prescriptions, and ER visits.

So what's the problem?

Catastrophic Healthcare Coverage means Hospitalization only coverage, so the Enrollee is not seen regularly by a Doctor nor do they get blood tests. Opponents claim Catastrophic Healthcare Coverage Policy Holders are being selfish because by not being regularly seen by a Doctor or having any tests done, the CHC Policy Holder simply waits until a minor problem becomes big enough to require Hospitalization, and by then the Hospital Deductible has been saved and then some through lower monthly CHC premiums. So the opponents of CHC claim that CHC Enrollees are relying on others who pay for full coverage to cover their Hospital Medical Costs that may have been caused by waiting too long to be seen by a Medical Professional.

The anti CHC argues that people who are healthier still need to pay their fair share now so they too can enjoy great coverage as they get older. The anti CHC followers believe that if the Catastrophic Healthcare Coverage enrollee had seen a doctor regularly, they might have avoided the much bigger Hospitalization expense that came as a result of not being seen regularly by a Doctor.

That in a nutshell is the perpetual Democrat vs Republican argument in regard to Healthcare. Democrats don't want Catastrophic Healthcare Coverage options, Republicans do. Both sides go round and round making the other side look bad.

Of course Republicans and probably a majority of Americans do not like the idea of paying a penalty if they have no Medical Insurance, and Democrats do not want to see relatively healthy people game the HealthCare Insurance system by purchasing Catastrophic Healthcare Coverage only Health Insurance policies because it creates a smaller overall pool of money for the entire Healthcare Insurance System.

Catastrophic Healthcare Coverage is the single most compelling issue in regards to the entire Affordable Healthcare Act issue. Be aware that both sides feel they are right and compromise does not seem likely or possible.

Perhaps the outside the box solution is to be a more self reliant nation that does not need to be so heavily involved in the World's affairs, this would reduce military budgeting and possibly allow the U.S. to start reducing their budget deficit. This might allow the Government to actually be a behind the scenes supporter of National Healthcare because they could afford it. 

However, this would probably require strict Immigration policies so that the U.S. was not over subsidizing healthcare for an unsustainable number of people. Maybe there is a compromise to be had, lower military spending and build a border wall so that Healthcare pricing can be maintained at a more affordable price in the U.S.

As for Mexico paying for the Border Wall, isn't it possible that Mexican Drug Cartel is purposely scaring people into fleeing Mexico as a way to appease the Mexican Government by reducing Healthcare Costs in Mexico?

The Mexican Drug Cartel is so damn rich they could be subsidizing healthcare in Mexico and be loved by the Mexican People, or, they could murder Mexican citizens, causing them to flee in panic to the U.S. and saving the Mexican Government untold billions in Healthcare related costs, and keeping all of their money for themselves. Seems like Mexico and the Mexican Drug Cartel win, Mexican Migrators and the U.S., lose.


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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Fascinating Lawsuit, Lebron James's Tattoo Artist sues NBA 2K after they include his Tattoo work on Lebron James Computer Generated Image.

The Pro's and Cons of Lebron James's Tattoo Artist suing NBA 2k are indeed intriguing. A Tattoo Artist takes pride in the work they do. Performing work on a Universally known Celebrity is an achievement. For another entity to then replicate his Body Artwork in a for profit scheme without his approval or compensation is probably worthy of a lawsuit. However there are other issues to consider.

The Tatoo Artist does not own Lebron James's body, it's Lebron's to do with as Lebron pleases. What if NBA 2k refused to do a deal with Lebron because they would have also have to pay the Tattoo artist? Would that not be compromising Lebron James's Brand and ability to earn revenue? 

What about all the business the Tattoo Artist has gotten because he did Lebron James's tattoo and his work was repeatedly featured on National Television over and over? Was the NBA compensated for the revenue that Lebron's tattoo's generated for the Tattoo Artist specifically because Lebron James has been repeatedly featured in Nationally Broadcast NBA Games?

Perhaps the remaining issue is consideration. If the tattoo is being replicated, credit must go to the Artist who created the Tattoo. So instead of trying to win compensation, it might be just as valuable to sue to enforce proper accreditation when it comes to the creator of the Tattoo. 

An Additional issue would be how well was the tattoo reproduced. A Tattoo Artist might need to be consulted with to make sure their work is being properly reproduced. A poor reproduction of the Tattoo could hurt the Tattoo Artist's reputation going forward.
Maybe this should be less about compensation and more about accurately reproducing the tattoo in a computer generated version, and also properly crediting the tattoo artist. To go beyond those two issues could compromise Lebron James's Brand.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

An Idea for Reparations for African Americans that could get Overwhelming Support.

In the past I have been wary of Reparations for a myriad of reasons. Rather than get into what the reasons were, I think there is a way to create Reparations for African Americans that would get overwhelming support from most Americans.

In the past and present I have proposed FREE Ideas for big Established Brands such as the NFL, MLB and Facebook. My free ideas that I offered would keep athletes safer for the NFL, give more Statistical parity to Speed and Contact hitters in Major League Baseball, and keep kids safer on Facebook.

So far no one has accepted my offer of a free idea from any of these three Major Companies. So in the interest of moving forward, if I can get anyone willing to exchange a LinkedIn Skill Endorsement for my Reparations idea on my LinkedIn Account, I will share the Reparations idea as a LinkedIn Article.

How may Skill Endorsements should I receive assuming my Reparations idea is deemed a good and viable idea? Maybe it shouldn't matter, but if I am going to give away incredibly valuable ideas that will blow people's minds, shouldn't I get a dozen or two LinkedIn Skill Endorsements in return? Selflessness is another word for the phrase "Brand, what Brand". If one's strengths are never recognized, that selflessness simply means one will never be able to truly to give to the world at large because they will remain unknown.

So I will post a link from this article to my LinkedIn Account Posts Feed. Anyone who is willing to give a Skill Endorsement in exchange for my sharing my Reparations Idea on Linked just like this post on LinkedIn. If you then like my actual Reparations idea, just give me a Skills Endorsement on LinkedIn because I earned it.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Jussie Smollett Proves that White Privilege and White Entitlement is Alive and Well in Hollywood.

Charlie Sheen was paid more money for ONE half hour episode of Anger Management than Jussie Smollett received in total for the first 54 ONE HOUR Empire episodes he co starred in on Empire! Sure Charlie Sheen is a major talent with decades of experience and Sheen should get more, but 54 times as much?
It's not as if Sheen did drugs, destroyed Hotel Suites, ran with Prostitutes and even acquired HIV and possibly passed it on, oh wait, yes he did. And there is your White Entitlement / White Privilege on display. I say this as one who disdains the mere mention of White Privilege and White Entitlement, as one who believes that few people can maintain a career unless they have talent thereby negating the benefit of White Privilege and White Entitlement.
Nobody is condoning the allegations against Jussie Smollett, but when did an Actor freaking out over being the LOWEST PAID ACTOR from all Prime Time Television shows, aka Financial Abuse, not become a topic of discussion? Empire is an Hour Long show that has lead Fox Television in ratings for years. Charlie Sheen's show was also on Fox Television, and was only 1/2 hour. Isn't Fox the Channel that had trouble with several of their male Executives behaving badly?
Instead of the Progressive Media considering that Jussie Smollett was Financially abused by Fox, the Progressive Media has decided to eat their own. Smollett probably got a small raise after each season, but because he started at such a low initial amount of 20,000 per episode, according to Huffington Post Smollett was only at 65,000 per episode for season number four. Smollett should have started at 30,000, not 20,000, and quickly worked his way year by year to at least 100,000 by year four. I am estimating that Smollett has been underpaid by between 1 to 2.5 million dollars overall by Empire and Fox.

 Charlie Sheen is also interested in another comeback.  

The hurt Smollett feels, the hurt he showed when he was interviewed by Robin Roberts of Good Morning America was genuine, it radiated from the hurt he felt at being paid so little for being a co star of a number one show. Drug using, Prostitute cohabiting, Hotel Trashing, HIV Positive Sharing Charlie Sheen was paid 2 million dollars per ONE HALF HOUR EPISODE on Fox, Jussie Smollett was paid 20,000 per ONE HOUR EPISODE on Fox for a show that had superior ratings to Sheen's show. This is the epitome of White Privilege and White Entitlement. 

Let's hope that someone in Hollywood has the backbone to end the hostility towards Smollett and redirect it toward's the discriminatory pay scale that Smollett was exposed to and that affected him emotionally and mentally. It's time to open up an investigation against Fox Television's contracting practices.


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Saturday, February 9, 2019

The New Journalism, telling readers how to think while not allowing any space for readers comments, this is worse than Fake Journalism, It's Elitism.

Which is worse, Alleged Bias / Fake News, or Writers telling readers how to think about an issue and leaving no method for their readers to reply? 

I won't link to the offending articles but some offenders include Forbes and CNN.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Can Democracy exist without Imperialist Capitalism?

Russia Times is floating the meme that the U.S. dollar should no longer be supported because they are placing sanctions on more and more countries. The video below makes a compelling and manipulative case against the U.S. Dollar as the currency of choice. 

The youtube video below has AlexLOGIC wondering, can a U.S. Democracy thrive as a true Democracy if the U.S. Banking Community considers Countries who don't allow U.S. banks within their country potential terrorist countries and the U.S. Government seems to act accordingly?

There may be a correlation between countries that don't directly bank with the U.S. and Sanctions being imposed against those countries. Are countries the U.S. imposes Sanctions on a direct threat to our country, or a direct threat to our banking system, which in turn is seen as a direct threat to our country?

Is it possible that Petroleum is the root cause of alleged U.S. Imperialism? Whether we like it or not, inflation is avoided and prosperity created because of petroleum. Unfortunately, U.S. Capitalism is not able to either convince or coerce our Government to see the absolute imperative necessity to create renewable energy systems as swiftly as possible. 

In the 1700's and 1800's, how plausible would it have been to survey America with out Horses? Surveying America and mapping it out was essential to the future of the Industrial Age which included Train Travel, and reliance on combustible energy such as coal, timber and eventually Petroleum.

Petroleum advocates who claim that Solar and Wind is either not cost effective and or relies too heavily on Petroleum to develop on its own steam seem to have forgotten that it was the Horse that made Travel possible in the 1700's and 1800's, and Horse Drawn Carriages carried the necessary metals needed to begin the Industrial Revolution. True Horse Power and Slave Labor of many ethnicities created train track railways that eventually led to train travel, another unfortunate necessity in the development of Petroleum viability. Whether trains used Petroleum or not, they carried essential materials needed for Petroleum Harvesting to occur.

Now when it is time for Petroleum to be used as effectively as possible to create renewable forms of energy, Petroleum doesn't want to share the stage with renewables.

A true Democratic / Capitalistic Country would realize that their interests end at their borders, and any enforcement of societies outside of their borders are done for the good of all Countries, not just their own economic interests. Renewable Energy helps create a country that can do good because they have less needs outside of their own borders. 

Real Capitalism and Real Democracy can prosper when a country can get by with what is obtainable within its own borders first and foremost.



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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Analyzing why the Los Angeles School District is headed for a January 2018 Teacher's Strike they may not be able to avoid.

There is a lot of posturing going on in regards to the LA Unified School District Strike. Both sides are claiming the other side is not negotiating in a sincere manner. And, as is usually the case when unresolvable conflicts occur, both sides are telling the truth.
Since I probably won't be invited to help mediate nor be asked for my opinion, I will post it here for you, my readers. We can have a chuckle knowing what we know and how to resolve the Strike issue, while also knowing what is shared here won't get back to the very people who might possibly be able to use the information to resolve the Strike Talks.

Issue Number one, Teachers want a 10% pay raise, the District is offering 6%. The problem is this is not the problem. The real problem is class room size. Class room sizes have apparently been increasing for quite a while and now I am reading claims of between 35 to 50 children in a class when most people seem to think that 25 to 30 is the ideal maximum. 30 students is not the ideal amount, it is the ideal amount that is considered the ceiling for creating the type of class room size a Teacher can work with.

So here's the Problem, how does the School District quantify reducing class sizes that are 35 to 50, back down to 25, and still give LA Unified a Raise? The answer is, the Teacher's Union appears to be saying that class size must be reduced, and it can have no bearing on the amount of their raise. What is throwing off the Teacher's Bargaining position is their belief that their raise is completely irrelevant to Class Size, yet they want significantly smaller class sizes.

If we could get a Math Teacher to create a Mathematical equation that would correlate the value of classroom size reduction to the size of the Teacher's pay raise, maybe progress could be made. Why not involve some Math Teachers and have them analyze the numbers?

The additional issue being argued is there is a 2 billion dollar savings account that could be going towards resolving the present salary and class size dispute. California has had a bi-polar attitude towards Donald Trump. The first year Trump was in office the Stock Market exploded, and suddenly the very Democrats who denounced Trump were crowing about a boon in their State Pension reserves, which were caused by Donald Trump led Stock Market skyrocketing. Trump's second year wasn't so good for the Stock Market, and reality has quickly set in to be extra careful when it comes to Pension Savings Accounts since the Stock Market can crash and wallow after a record number of years of expansion.

If 6% is the maximum raise allowed, I would suggest go to 7%, and then subtract 1% for every 3-4 kids a class room is reduced by. This would put the raise at around 4.5% with about 10 less kids per classroom, 25 students with a cap of 40 kids, then, to add more goodwill, drop the Maximum cap to 30 to 32. This is both sides giving in. The teachers get a 4.5% raise, classrooms that were 35 to 50 will be reduced to 25 to no more than 30 to 32 max, meaning a reduction in Maximum students in a classroom from 10 to 20 students.  AND, I would add 500 dollars to 1,000 dollars a year stipend per teacher for purchases for items that Teachers end up paying for on behalf of their students. Plus with the reduced class size there is an even better chance that teachers won't be buying anything for their kids out of their own pocket. And yes, full time Nurses, AND roving Teacher's Assistants (within the same school)  for Special Ed classes, absolutely. This would also give the school some additional supervision in the hallways as the Rovers travel to different classrooms to help out as needed.

When we add all of this up it does a pretty decent job coming close to what both sides are trying to achieve. For a 1.5% pay raise reduction, the Teachers get manageable sized classrooms, a 4.5% pay raise, and a 1,000 dollar a year supplemental supplies stipend. What do you think?

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Gender Disintegration, the Going out of Business, ALL Labels Must Go, Clearance Sale.

AlexLOGIC just had an epiphany. The relatively recent gender disintegration trend that is gaining momentum has an inevitability about it. I think gender disintegration relates to Smart Phones and Streaming Options and the ongoing explosion of new media in multiplying venues, formats and media platforms. The Causation between Streaming Media and Gender Disintegration is rather amazing and can perhaps be summed up with the following thought bubble, "Don't pre-label me, I'll label myself when I am good and ready, until then back off". But its more than that, it's also, "I'll become my own Brand when I am good and ready, until then back off and let me be me".

If Gender Identification labels are removed, then the epidermal layer of Gay, Straight, Transvestite, Transexual and Bi-Sexual and a myriad of other gender Id's all become unnecessary. Everyone is a human being being human who in their own time will become their own brand.

Could the obliteration of Shame be the underlying cause and effect that is driving Gender Disintegration? Shaming has managed to throw a bigger geographical shadow with each passing generation. In the past Shame could ruin a person in any Town in any Country, but the shamed person could also leave that Town and go far enough away and start over if they desired. But as the Shaming Shadow covers more territory with each passing generation because of technological advances, there is nowhere left for the Shamed to run to and start over. 

Most would agree that Shame cannot outrun a Smart Phone and Streaming. Since there is no room left to run and hide, the answer is to face the Demon of Shame and say "Enough". If one is Gender Neutral, or Non Binary, then almost all shame becomes obliterated. 

Of course Shame will still exist; if someone physically abuses another, and especially if the person being abused is smaller of stature and strength or in a subordinate position, then shaming of the physically stronger or superior positioned person will still exist.  Shame would also exist in the Crime and Punishment realm, but almost all other forms of Shame would vanish if Gender Neutrality, or Non Binary, existed.

Whether we like it or not, the world is entering a fascinating paradigm, all because of Smart Phones, Streaming, and Shame. Shame has become such a potent tool in the streaming age that it has to be slain like a Fire Destroying Dragon.

The funny thing is, I think Gender Disintegration is ridiculously stupid, yet I think I agree with it in principle anyways.

So what might Gender Disintegration fix? It might fix salary differences between the Sexes since Sexual Identity would be mired in a Gray area. As described above, Shaming would be somewhat more difficult as Society could adopt the Pee Wee Herman Defense when he flew over his bicycle handlebars in front of a group of impressionable young teens and said, "I Meant to do that". Life is no longer about competing with the same sex and possibly always being last or near least. Every adventure would have different blending of people and inevitably people who are not good in one thing may shine in something else more often then if they are always competing within the same Sex.

As for the strength argument as being something that cannot be ignored, Society is becoming infiltrated with robotics and the ability to control powerful robotics and automations from a distance, thereby diminishing the need for more physical strength.

My reservations revolve around the idea that everyone starts the same and then turns into something different. I personally like the idea of two sexes, identified at birth, and then each blossoms into whatever they want to be.



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