It's Just the Coffee Talking... but just memes today. No time to talk.

I've attempted to get time to sit here long enough to type a post since about 7:45 am.  That was 3 hours ago.
It's a Monday.
Too many tasks.
Instead, memes.





Dementia Joe.  Does he really believe himself?


Yeah, because that's what is important right now you twit.


I want to go back... when the borders were secure, gas was affordable, the grocery stores had food and household goods, unemployment was low, the stock market was crushing new records, world leaders knew we had a Lion in place who wouldn't bullshit, and our President knew how to tie his own shoes - unlike this one.


If you are Catholic, you may love this photo.

Why yes, that is Pope John Paul II standing by a lake... looking all pensive.  :)





It's Just the Coffee Talking: His answer to being offered help in evacuating Ukraine... "The fight is here. I need ammunition, not a ride." -Zelenskyy

   His answer to being offered help in evacuating Ukraine...

"The fight is here.  I need ammunition, not a ride."

I have to admit that answer of his was bad ass. 









The map route of the People's Convoy - Freedom Convoy USA - follow the route

According to their social media posts:  

For map routes and live updates to the route for the The Peoples Convoy - Freedom Convoy - you can text driver2022 to 313131 

Saturday Night: The People’s Convoy arriving around 4pm to 501 Southeastern Ave Elk City, OK. Staging there for the night. Then they will be in Indianapolis on March 1st and 2nd. They encourage all of you to support and hop in line.

The People’s Convoy – Media Statement February 26, 2022 

The People’s Convoy continues to grow in numbers and support as we peacefully cross the country in unity. 

The People’s Convoy has been diligent in our message and purpose. Although we support any peaceful movements in spirit, we are not affiliated with any other groups. 

The People’s Convoy has created an infrastructure with a third-party accounting firm, legal teams, security, and journalists documenting each mile. 

We encourage truckers and supporters to officially join The People’s Convoy along our route.

The People’s Convoy would like to reiterate: 

  • We are traveling across the US in PEACE and UNITY 
  • We are 100% LAW-ABIDING citizenry and convoy 
  • Our core principals of FREEDOM and LIBERTY give rise to the convoy’s request to end the State of Emergency that led to overreaching mandates 
  • We demand government ACCOUNTABILITY through full and transparent congressional hearings 
  • We are NOT going into DC proper, and we will NOT be there for the State of the Union 
  • We are NOT associated with Bob Bolus or other convoys who are planning to go into DC 
  • The People’s Convoy is a peaceful and unified transcontinental movement 
  • This freedom-loving movement is about the journey, not the destination 
  • Our website and social media platforms are the ONLY official locations with details on how to donate, routes and stopping points where people can come support 
  • We are actively accepting donations through our secure site to support the truckers with fuel and supplies during the convoy 


The official website is:

Mike Landis – The People’s Convoy 





Opening up his Starlink stations for the Ukraine to have communication after Russia blocked them? He's my coffee hero of the day. Kudos to you Mr. Musk.

A few years ago, I didn't pay any attention to Elon Musk.  I saw his name pop up here and there but he and I travel in very, very different circles.  I really didn't care who he was or what he did....

By about 2 year or so ago, I was paying a little more attention to him, but just thought he was... kind of weird. I only watched a tiny bit of video or clips or quotes by him since I really had no interest in him or his life - and the little bit I saw was - - - odd? Just, odd.  But then he got odder.  I mean... naming your kid X Æ A-12 just seemed like an asshole move to me.  I assume the little guy has a normal-ish nickname for everyday use, but since Elon and his partner and I don't hang out and sip coffee together, I don't know.  I hope the little man is called 'X' or "Ash" or something.  (But probably not X since one of his older brothers is named Xavier I think... so that could be confusing.)

I'm getting off point - ha, imagine that.  

Ok.  So the point is - I know who Mr. Musk IS but meh.  That was the end of it.

But he's gone up quite a bit in the ranks now.  He just did an awesome thing... by using his power for good. 


Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov, took to Twitter to ask Elon Musk to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations after Russians disrupted their internet during the invasion.

@elonmusk, while you try to colonize Mars — Russia try to occupy Ukraine! While your rockets successfully land from space — Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand.

Within hours, Elon Musk responded:

Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.




With his current remark to Pelosi about how much he pays in taxes, coupled with his little quip about stopping in at the IRS to say 'hi' and maybe have a cookie, topped off with him opening up his Starlink stations for the Ukraine to have communication after Russia blocked them... he's my coffee hero of the day.

Kudos to you Mr. Musk.


If I was the person in charge of the decision, I'd say any male who has completely transitioned... counseling, hormones and surgery... wants to live and compete as a female - absolutely. Welcome to the team. But no, going without a haircut and putting on a female swimsuit instead of a Speedo doesn't make you female.

Random chit-chat about Will Thomas - whom most know now as Lia Thomas, the supposedly trans-swimmer from University of Pennsylvania.  The one breaking all the women's records... swimming as a woman.  

Even though he is still biologically male... with all the parts.

When this first started making the news I found it mildly frustrating and interesting but I didn't waste my time pondering it too much.  At the time, not knowing much about the specifics (we had FAR more important things going on in life when he/she started making news), I just glossed over the articles - feeling frustrated that females were once again being told we weren't good enough (I touched on this previously when male models started to be featured wearing women's clothing, in women's fashion magazines - with their naturally skinny hips and thighs and body shape - letting us real women know that without literally starving ourselves almost to death, we'd never look as good in that pencil skirt as someone who naturally has no extra padding on hips, thighs, backsides, etc.

But this is about a swimmer who supposedly is trans... but wasn't at all anything but 100% male until a year ago.  He competed 3 years for the men's team.  Then everything shut down for Covid for a year and during that time he figured out if he swam as a female he could seem better because he'd be competing against females.  

So he grew out his hair longer... and decided to call himself 'Lia' instead of 'Will'.  That's it.  That's all that changed.   Suddenly everyone had to accept his 'new' identity and the women had to accept him (p*nis and all) into their locker rooms as well.  

Previously, Thomas competed for Pennsylvania’s men’s swimming team, competing for three years before having a year off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
– with her last event for the men’s team coming on November 16, 2019"



"......A trans swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, who previously spent three years competing in men’s competitions is now breaking records in women’s events.

She ‘blasted’ University of Pennsylvania records in the 200m freestyle and 500m freestyle at the event – posting times that beat almost any other female swimmers across America.

And with a time of 1:43:47 in the 200m freestyle, Thomas would have been in line to secure a silver medal at the NCAA Women’s Championships, while her 4:35:06 in the 500m freestyle would have been good enough to win bronze. 

This is the latest controversy in the ongoing argument over whether trans people should be allowed to compete in sports alongside athletes of the opposite gender than they were assigned at birth."   

"...Lia’s success at the event held last weekend has reignited the debate, as she was a key component in her team’s success in the 400 free relay, and she swept the board when it came to 100m, 200m and 500m free individual events. "


My pondering this over coffee this morning is coming from a couple different places.  

The first being that I'm good friends with someone who has daughters in competitive swimming.  It's a huge part of their life and college entrance for one of them was based on her swimming. Now swimming for her school at University.  I bite my tongue and say nothing on the subject because I can't change anything and my opinion doesn't matter... but I'd be furious if that was my daughter having to compete against in men in women's swimming.

Second place I'm coming from.  I know someone who DID transition to female.  He become she.  It was not a decision or action made quickly after swimming 3 years as a male, and then deciding to try  swimming his last year as a female simply by growing his hair longer. 

The son of an old friend is now the daughter of an old friend.  The transition was/is real.  He is now she... and although she did grow out her hair a bit longer, she also went through counseling, took hormones and completed surgery.  I've known her since she was about 9 years old.

There is no comparison between the person I know who truly did become trans-woman and the one who seemingly just decided literally spur-of-the-moment to demand to swim their senior year of college as a girl and make headline news and win medals.  


Personally, if Will Thomas had shown an interest in being trans at any point earlier, had lived life as female at any point prior, had been in counseling, started hormones or was on the path of transitioning to male before he suddenly went from competing male to competing as a female, I'd accept it better.

And if I was the person in charge of the decision, I'd say any male who has completely transitioned... counseling, hormones and surgery... wants to live and compete as a female - absolutely.  Welcome to the team.  But no, going without a haircut and putting on a female swimsuit instead of a Speedo doesn't make you female.

This particular person just doesn't seem legit to me. 



But you know... my opinion really doesn't matter at all in the grand scheme of things and, it's just the coffee talking again anyway.




My heart hurts for the people who woke to bombs this morning. Trepidation as to what this could build up to.

I woke last night around 2:00 am and couldn't sleep so I read a book until 3:30.  I managed to fall back to sleep again but was awake at 4:45 am.  I thought perhaps by 5:15 am I could maybe sleep but sprung wide awake again when I realized I had to be up in 15 minutes anyway.  

That's pretty much how my night/morning went.  I know for a fact by 2:00 I'm going to be exhausted.  (Similar yesterday and even an extra dose of B12 didn't help...)  

I did have some Chai tea mixed with one of my new energy tea bags added later, which got me through til bedtime though.)  I'll link to those at the bottom of the post if you missed my previous chat about those.

The first thing I noted in the news was, unfortunately, Russia invading Ukraine.  Yes, we knew it would happen, as we don't have any strong leaders of some key countries right now to keep them in check.  

But oh... my heart hurts for the people who woke to bombs this morning.  Trepidation as to what this could build up to.

I have just a couple minutes before my 'last call' alarm goes off to hit the road... best get some coffee in me while I can.

Good Morning coffee friends....  good morning.


I've mentioned the tea previously a week or two ago - it comes in both black tea and green tea form.  My local retailer only has the caffeinated black tea version so I have to get the green tea version online.  You can find both at Amazon if you are an Amazon shopper.







Only introduce one new food to your baby at a time just in case of allergies....

It's perfectly safe to inject multiple viruses, heavy metals, food allergens, fetal cells, and other ingredients all at one time however; from birth, and many all at once.


 Support.  Canada.  United States.


Dear "Trudy" in Canada, it's a human rights movement.... not a threat to democracy

Conformity is doing what you're told, regardless of what is right.

Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you're told.

I know which one I am.  Do you?



The people who hid Anne Frank were breaking the law.
The people who killed her were following it.

Editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam found that the Google-funded "fact check" team was merely a group of "non-existent" Indians in Bangladesh who had little to no experience in journalism.



Google ‘Fact Check’ Team Just A Bunch Of ‘Non-Existent’ Indians In Bangladesh: Report


"..... An editor in chief of a left-leaning news website was fact-checked by a group called "The Healthy Indian Project" over his Instagram post. 

Upon further digging, the National Pulse editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam found that the Google-funded "fact check" team was merely a group of "non-existent" Indians in Bangladesh who had little to no experience in journalism.

Kassam recounted in a story that Instagram notified him that his "viral post" was "fact checked" by the said group. He then decided to investigate the group.

According to the National Pulse, "The Healthy Indian Project" or THIP began as a fitness and lifestyle website in 2018. It is led by CEO Sudipta Sengupta, a marketing consultant from the small city of Gurgaon, Haryana in India. Now, THIP is a member of the the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), which the report describes as a "high-profile Poynter network."

Poynter or the Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a non-profit journalism school and research organization based in St. Petersburg, Florida. It owns the Tampa Bay Times and operates PolitiFact.

The report said that there had been two separate audits of the THIP, dated May 21, 2020 and August 25, 2021. The May 2020 audit spoke about non-partisanship concerns, while the more recent August 2021 audit reported the organization's finances, specifically a grant from Google.

In a Substack post, Kassam recounted how on February 6, he shared a screenshot of an article on Forbes written by Paul Hsieh and originally titled "Could a 'Morality Pill' Help Stop the COVID-19 Pandemic?" The title now reads "No, Don't Use A 'Morality Pill' To Stop The Covid-19 Pandemic."

Kassam said that the article, dated August 30, 2020 discussed how the "widespread administration of psychoactive drugs" may provide "'moral enhancement' that would make people more likely to adhere to social norms such as wearing masks and adhering to social distancing guidelines."

This part of the article was highlighted by Kassam in the screenshot. His post was also retweeted by controversial podcaster Joe Rogan, sparking Hsieh and Forbes to revise the headline and publish an amendment to the article clarifying that Hsieh did not favor the "morality pill."

Kassam argued that he did not care about Hsieh's position on the matter and that he was merely sounding the alarm on this kind of ideology. However, Instagram "fact checked" his post and decided to mark it as a violation against his Facebook and Instagram pages.

Kassam argued further that the "fact check" is taking the spotlight away from the very real discussion about the "morality pill," which he believes society should be talking about right now. The editor-in-chief dug further and found out that it was a certain Dr. Shikha Shiromani who fact checked his post. The doctor does not appear on the staffing page for THIP and does not have much information online. This led him to doubt the actual existence of the doctor.

Further investigation showed that THIP latest address listed is in the Hooghly district in West Bengal, India. As per Google StreetView, the surrounding neighborhoods appear residential and not very businesslike. Kassam called it the "slums." He also reported that THIP once had only roughly $1,300 to its name. But a 2021 balance sheet revealed a new amount of $31,000. The group admitted on its website that it received a "grant of USD 31,800 from YouTube (via the Google News Initiative) through Fact Checking Development Fund."

Kassam concluded, "this Google-backed censorship program in an Indian slum has at least one more bizarre approach to transparency and fact-checking."

What transparency?

Aside from Kassam's revelation, it's also worth noting that PolitiFact was founded by a former "journalist in residence" in China under the Chinese Communist Party- someone who under this program worked with Chinese state-owned media outlets.

Poynter, which operates PolitiFact, also has close partnerships with China's Tiktok and receives funding from the CCP, which is known for its massive propaganda campaigns."







It's Just the Coffee Talking: And yes, I really do think it's going to get much worse before it ever gets better.


Good morning... good morning!

When I woke up this morning and glanced towards the clock in the bedroom, it was blinking.  At some point early this morning between 4:00 and waking up, it had gone out for some reason - but it did come back on.  That means I have to reset the blinking bedroom clock, microwave, the oven clock, the backup message machine we have on our emergency landline, etc.  Blah.

I did none of them.  Instead I made coffee.

The school bus comes to pick up the little ones in this neighborhood at 6:45 am.  Although that is normal in many places (three that we've lived in over the years), I still think it's far too early.  When we lived way up North, it was pitch-dark-o-clock when the bus would come.  Not only pitch black outside, but in the winter and early spring it was often still -10 or -15 below zero.  Too damn early, dark and cold to be standing out waiting on a bus.  But... life.

No reason to chat about that really except the bus just came by so it was on my mind.

Yesterday - errands went pretty well.  Whew!

The membership warehouse was well stocked after the busy weekend, and I have early shopping privileges with the plus membership so I got there and for the most part, got the things on my list.  (Out of a few of them.)  I spent a little more than I'd like by the time I left, but I felt good about what I bought.  Some for now, some to dehydrate or freeze, and some to put away in the pantry 'just in case'.  

I stopped by the grocery store before I went home (food was in cooler bags in the car).

As I was finishing my trip a man greeted me in the freezer aisle.  "How you doing today?"

I smiled.  "Good.  Thank you."

"Things are getting bad out there...."  he continued.

I just smiled again.  Said, "Yep."

He repeated himself again, shaking his head, and looking worried.

I was still shopping, walking and hadn't stopped but he was looking at me, as if to either agree or make him feel better and say it wasn't (?).  I was going to say something like, "Yep, better stock up." But instead, he continued....

Although I don't know the exact wording, it was basically something like, "Won't be long now and the sky is going to open up and He's going to come back.  The sky is going to rip open, and down Jesus will come on a cloud...."

His version went on a bit and was more... um... flowery in description.  I and another shopper were both walking by as he was telling us this and although we were all kind of in the conversation I guess, I hadn't stopped walking and pushing my cart.

I simply said, "Oh, I think it's going to get much, much worse before that happens...."

I kept walking, and turned the corner of the aisle to the produce department.  I wasn't sure if he was going to continue, but he saw 2 men he apparently knew, and called out a happy greeting to them; and they in response.  They started to chat about everyday life.  

I bought my cabbage and green onions and went on with my shopping.  

And yes, I really do think it's going to get much worse before it gets better.  

It's Just the Coffee Talking... sigh. Crappy morning, cold coffee and probably shouldn't even blog.


Good Morning!

I have to admit... my coffee is cold.  I brewed a fresh, hot cup.  I sat down and got immersed in reading the morning news and forgot to sip it.  When I remembered, it was cooled down too much to enjoy, but not wanting to waste it, I brewed another 6 oz. into it to warm it up.  Then I sat down at the desk, determined to get a blog post done before getting started on my day.

However, I opened my photo files from this blog and got lost in memories.  I found myself looking at some of the photos posted and blogged about ten years ago.  As I clicked through them, I remembered subjects I blogged about, news stories that were big at the time, our relocation across the country, all the work involved in the new house that needed so, so much attention... then it went into the surgeries for the puppies, camping, reviews.... everyday life.  

My life was so very different then.  Just... wow.

But anyway, yeah... my coffee is now cold.  I also need to get ready to run errands.  I put them off because I didn't want to deal with weekend crowds, but hello?  Today is a holiday and so many are off from work and school that it might as well be a weekend.  We also have people out rushing to stock up as shelves go bare from continued Covid-employment and labor shortages, mandates, etc. as well as this new bird flu and the looming trucker convoy that is being planned to support dropping all these fake mandates.   Right now there is less then 100,000 cases across the entire country... whole dang country and yet the same lawmakers and celebrities yakking it up at parties and NFL games are keeping our little children suffocating in masks... against something that was never, ever, ever a threat to to them in the first place. 

Where was I?

Oh.  So yeah... many are stocking up.  And I have to go run errands for groceries and household goods so we'll see what's even left available on the shelves after a busy weekend.  I'm also spending the mortgage budget... ouch.  But, income being what it is right now, robbing Peter to pay Paul so-to-speak is what it is.

I don't sound very cheerful this morning.  I'm not actually.  I had a crappy start to my day and it's thrown me off even before I made my first morning coffee.

I hate when days start like that even before coffee... it kind of makes the entire rest of the day crappy because I can't shake the way it started.  :(

Sorry I'm a downer this morning.  Perhaps I'll have a good errand-running this morning and I'll be in a better mood later and can take this post down and replace it with some more positive, happy Coffee Talking.......

It's Just the Coffee Talking: Some reading to go along with your coffee break, you might have missed. (Blood clots and heart attacks up after vaccine, Covid patients over treated to death, and more)




Some reading to go along with your coffee break, if you wish...

It's Just the Coffee Talking: Sure, I 'identify' as a they/them so let me live with your little girls for 3 days at camp! Dressing, sleeping, showering, bathroom usage... it's all good! Don't worry!

Good Morning!

Yesterday I was reading random news stories and this one caught my eye....

An elementary school offers a science camp for the children.  Parents sent their kiddos off to science camp.  Parents found out after the fact that the camp had biological males - who are trans-women - as the counselors that were bunking up with all the little 10 year old girls. 

The camp only asks the hired counselors what gender they 'identify' as and then put them into sleeping arrangements thus so.  

Yes, that means a pedophile male could simply dress female for the hiring interview, tell them he identifies as 'they/them' and the camp (admitted to the parents after the fact) that is how they place counselors.  

I was just pondering this over coffee so I thought I'd share....

A group of parents of students at Weaver Elementary School in Los Alamitos are upset with the Los Alamitos Unified School District after learning about the sleeping arrangements at a school-organized science camp in San Bernardino County.

“No parent should feel the way I feel after knowing what could have happened to my daughter,” said parent Suzy Johnson.

The parents say their fifth-grade girls told them some of the biologically male counselors at Camp Pali in San Bernardino who use they/them pronouns spent three nights sleeping in cabins with the young girls.

“Per California law, we place staff in cabins they identify with,” Emmi Teige, assistant director of Camp Pali, confirmed.

Parents say they are not accusing anyone of a crime, but they are angry the school district did not let parents know about the camp policy.

These parents say they just want others to be informed of the policy so that they can make decisions for their own families.





It's Just the Coffee Talking: Hoping to get some foods canned for storage today even though I really don't like canned meats... I'd be remiss not to be prudent with food prep at this time


Good morning coffee friends....

This morning I'm still sipping coffee at 9:20 am and determined not to go out and about today among the throngs of humanity.  I have a list of places I should go.  Things I should do.  Items we need.  But crowds of people shopping on a Saturday is a tiny level of hell on earth.

One caveat to that;  Mr. Coffee happens to have the day off today.  And we do need to find every last tile store in the vicinity we can to see if we can match the tile the original owners installed in the kitchen so IF Mr. Coffee is up for running errands today I'd go with him for THOSE kind.  But groceries, household or other retail stores, traffic and such?  Nope.  Not happening.

I do have some canning I'd like to do.  Yes, canning.  I have visions of old ladies and Amish or Mennonites when I say that but really, canning has made a comeback!  People in their 20's and 30's are discovering the importance of canning during Covid as shortages in the grocery stores mean you never know what they will have - or not have - in stock.  You get it while you can and store it if you have to.  I have things in the freezer I'd like to can, not only to free up space in the freezer, but also, if the powder goes out, I'd lose some of those items.  

I have no room to store canned goods though... which doesn't sound like a big problem, but it really is.  These are glass jars that need protection from bumps and falls; out of sunlight, in a cool, dark place and need to be stored single layer (not stacked).  But also need to be close enough to the kitchen to know what's there, use them, and not forget about them.  I've been pondering 'space' and racks for almost a year now but have yet to come up with a good idea that wouldn't cost me money.  

However!  I really would like to do more canning today.  I have a lot of potatoes, apples and salsa already canned but I'd like to get to apple cranberry pie fillings and some of the pork and chicken in the freezer.  

A side-note to that:  I hesitate to can the pork and chicken because to be honest, I don't like home canned meats.  I've never truly trusted them, and I am a bit grossed out to look at them through their canning jars.  BUT I realize we are living in strange times with poor leadership and scary leaders of a few other countries that hate deeply and have no conscience.  Having food in storage of various different kinds and types is a good plan.  


Ball wide mouth pint and a half (a great size for tall and narrow canning)

Ball Mouth Mason Jar Canning Lids 8 Dozen,(these were impossible to find ANYWHERE over the past two years but seem to be a little easier right now - get them while you can).

Ball Regular Mouth Canning Jar 8 oz. 12 pk (These are the little guys - good for small servings, or things like jelly).





Blah blah blah... home alone on Friday night, watching episodes of Friends.... how you doin'?


Hey, Coffee friends...   

I'm just hanging out watching old episodes of Friends. Just finished watching the one with the cheesecake.  I think Joey coming across Chandler and Rachel eating cheesecake off the floor, and sitting down, pulling a fork out of his jacket pocket and joining them, is one of my favorite scenes.  

It's also the episode where David comes back for a brief visit from Minsk.  I just have to say that I love Paul Rudd and his character of Mike - but ultimately I think David and Phoebe should have ended up together.  But, keep Mike too!  LOL.  Not with Phoebe, but as a character on the show in some way, shape or form.  :)

Yes, I'm discussing a show that ended 20 years ago as if it were still on and my opinion mattered.  Ha ha.

Currently the episode playing while I'm typing this is where Phoebe beats the crap out of the fire alarm that won't stop beeping, and Ross and Joey are stuck on the roof of the building trying to figure out how to get down.   

Although I didn't plan this - it ends up earlier today I was looking online at some Friends themed Birthday decorations and coffee mugs.  I was looking on a popular party supply site and their prices were outrageous... but because of this post I just looked online and see Amazon has them much cheaper.  LOL.



Friends Central Perk Logo Party Supplies, Party Pack Paper Plates Cups Napkins, 60-Pieces






Birthday Party Supplies For Friends TV SHOW Includes Banner - Cake Topper - 24 Cupcake Toppers - 18 Balloons - 15 Invitation Cards - 10 Photo booth props - 34 Stickers

You can't unvax your kids.  No, really.  You can't undo it once it's been done.  Ponder that.


Apparently we've now crossed the line that drawing a clown face on dementia Joe is considered bullying and gets your social media account deleted - and stating that he's not fit to lead gets your post removed.  

Science.  Because you know... it's the science.
(unvaccinated truckers crossing the border are TOTALLY FINE and don't have to quarantine for two weeks... but carrying your food, clothing, and anything else?  Quarantine them!  Off with their heads!)

They want to WORK.  Not have to take part in fake quarantines and mandates. 


It's just the coffee talking: if you don't know history, you are doomed to repeat it. Also, Black History Month - a shame and a sham.

History is so important... but it's rarely taught anymore.  There may be a history class shoved into the curriculum but it's probably not the truth.  It's written to today's standards of watering down everything, told to a narrative, based on things that really happened but not actually fully truthful. 

It's also cut so short that often, events and important people are reduced to a mere couple paragraphs, which should be a 2 week course if not a month or two months.  

If you have any doubt that no one knows history anymore, just do some research online; and for fun (?) check out youtube videos and other social media where people are asked history or geography questions.  The average person really has very little idea.  (Most recently, when showing your shot papers was compared to Nazi Germany making Jews show their papers, random interviews and social media posts show that an entire generation of people (and even 2 generations now) had NO IDEA WHAT THE HOLOCAUST is.)  

Ah, I'm getting off topic.

Ok - so, the topic today is slavery.  Because the average person alive today does not have a clue about the truth of slavery.  The history of slavery.  


Because... history.    So much history has been lost.  So much history twisted.  

Blacks were not enslaved because they were black.  It's because they were available.  It was already their culture - they were already slaves in Africa.  The slave trade expanded and because they were available and needed in other countries (Portugal and Spain first) and their African owners (also black) traded them and sold them.  

(PS:  I love the wisdom, personality and intelligence of Thomas Sowell.  He and Booker T. Washington have such wisdom and knowledge.  When Mr. Sowell passes away, the world is going to lose a great, great man...)

Africa was tribal.  Tribes fought with other tribes and took the losers as their slaves.
This was their life.  Their culture. 
Slavery was African life. 
And if you owed a debt, it could be paid with people. 
This is who they were, it was the way of life in Africa.
Slaves begat slaves and often paid with their children.  
There weren't family ties or bonds and a man would give away his two-year-old daughter as payment without any thought or emotion. It was just 'life' back then.  They would have looked at you like you were crazy if you had insisted they should be emotional about something like that. 
This is just such a huge topic.  SO many books and information written about at the time; by the people involved... not the political correct, dumbed down or massacred versions you might find written online by individuals today.

More white people were brought as slaves
to North Africa than blacks to the US.

Slavery has existed literally since the beginning of time.
It was never even questioned or thought 'wrong' in any way, shape or form... America was one of the FIRST to deem it wrong and inhuman and called for it to stop.   
Slavery still exists.  

Slavery is usually taught as a black and white issue and often, in America, kids are taught wrongly that not only is it a black and white issue, but it's an American issue.  Sadly, many of the young teachers teaching it don't even know differently.  (SAD AND PATHETIC).

The first slave owner in America... was BLACK.  NOT WHITE.  And he was a former slave himself.

The average American did not own any slaves.
By population ration, only about 3-6% of people had slaves.

And also by population ratio, black to white - in Louisiana for example, more blacks owned slaves than whites.

America is the first country to OUTLAW slavery.  

It's not an American thing.  It's not a black and white thing.  It's worldwide.  Culture, race, religion, sex... crosses all of them.
Muslims preferred women for slaves, while other countries preferred men.
You can guess why.


Black history - black inventors, black doctors, black scientists, black businessmen, etc. are all part of "HISTORY" - plain, history.    There should not be a month singled out as history needs to be taught as history.  Facts.  History is all races, cultures, religions and genders...  teach HISTORY.  Don't add to hate and division by separation.  And truth... research and teach truth instead of spreading narratives that fit the current trends.  



Now, my coffee is cold.  LOL. Oh well... it's just the coffee talking again and it's time to brew a fresh, hot cup.