Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Fatherless Syndrome

Happy Father's Day!

The older I've gotten, the more I realize how much I took for granted my upbringing and having a loving and supportive dad.  My Dad has ultimately shaped who I am and where I am today.  I just got off the phone with him earlier and thanked him so much for his important role in my life.  Very critical decisions (even as recently as this year) were made because of how my father raised me to be a strong independent woman.  

Hanging out with my dad (the dogs weren’t in much of a mood for picture time)

My dad on his last visit to Colorado!


My parents are still married, which is almost unheard of in today's society.  I grew up in a healthy Christian household with morals, firm foundations of values, and an abundance of love and support, BECAUSE of my dad.  For kids today to get that same opportunity is oddly enough, almost unheard of.  Why is that?  Is there any one reason that can be pinpointed?  I know in my dating experience in my 40s, it makes it harder for me to meet equally yoked potential partners, because it is so rare to find men who were raised in loving households.  And believe me, it matters.  I tried for many years to make myself believe it doesn't matter, but how a person was raised is reflected in every aspect of life - specifically his personal decision making and how he treats the women in his life.

Today one in FOUR children in America have no father.  Personally, I think this is a generous statistic (meaning, I think this statistic is much higher - more like 40-50%).  The African American community alone represents over 80% of fatherless children.  That's 8 out of 10 black kids born with no father.  As a nation, we now have AT LEAST twenty-five percent of kids growing up in a single-parent household.  Nearly 25 million kids have an absentee father.  So, what's my point?  Why does this matter?  

Statistically, kids with no father are more likely to experience the effects of poverty, more likely to be absued, have emotional problems, have difficulties with social adjustment, engage in high risk sexual behaviors, repeat the cycle of having fatherless kids, look to the government for assistance / housing / healthcare / $$ to raise their own kids, are more susceptible to addiction, more likely to go to jail/prison, more likely to struggle academically or to drop out of school (71% of dropouts come from absentee father households), more likely to have lower paying jobs or more likely to have professional development issues and not apply themselves, higher likelihood of obesity or eating disorders, have a higher likelihood of suicide or self-harm, and are more likely to be a dredge on society.  

Single parents dating can bring in questionable strangers into a home.  They can be emotionally, physically, psychology and even sexual abusive.  They can steal sentimental things, valuable assets, and or critical funding to feed the family.  But, why does nobody want to talk about these statistics?  Well, number one, it's very hard to fix this problem.  And, the truth is (drumroll please) offensive.  Democrat politicians are greedy for power, prestige, influence, and money and are more than happy to have Democrat votes.  Democrats votes come from those who depend on the system.  

Since America decided God was just too offensive and must be taken out of schools, the government has campaigned and ingrained that a village, not a father, is what children need to succeed.  Even Reverend Martin Luther King is referred to as Dr. King now.  Most importantly, the growth of poverty-ridden households is directly linked to the overwhelming growth of households led by single mothers - not the lack of equality or equity, as our government would love for you to think.  On that topic, America is SO bad and SO unequal and so IRRECONCILABLY EVIL that people float hundreds of miles on rafts in shark infested waters to get here.  And then walk through deserts with sweltering heat and no water to get here.  America is THAT bad.

I'll start with women without fathers:

There have been many links back to the "no fault" divorce that makes fathers "optional."  In the the world of psychology, Fatherless Daughter Syndrome, colloquially known as "daddy issues," is an emotional disorder experienced by a lot of women that leads to cycles of repeated trust and abandonment issues, dysfunctional decision patterns, and lack of self-esteem with men throughout adulthood.  Fathers are supposed to provide their daughters with a healthy masculine example.  A good father will teach his daughter about boundaries and respect, protection, discipline, guidance, confidence, and absolute love.  

I can fully give credit to my dad for instilling in me the wisdom and knowledge of recognizing signs of  when a relationship has become toxic, unhealthy, and abusive, and when to politely exit stage left.  Why?  Because my dad gave me a healthy example of how he treated my mom during my very crucial formative years - he instilled in me a living example of how a woman should be treated.  Not only that, a dad is a little girl's first male friend, first cheerleader, first love, and first defender/protector. 

On the flip side, and I've seen this in my friendships with fatherless women -- the emotional effects of being abandoned by a father are: settling for abusive behavior due to an overwhelming fear of abandonment, an overwhelming difficultly navigating the emotions that come with intimate relationships, higher levels of anger while navigating through relationships with men, and general feelings of unhappiness when in a relationship with a man.  Also, sadly, the emotional trauma of losing a father creates a void that many woman will try to fill by any and all means possible.

Men without fathers:

There's a direct correlation between fatherless boys and teen violence.  Throughout the entire 1960's, there were a total of six mass shootings.  At that time, only 4% of kids were raised without a father.  Now, fast forward to 2012 alone, America saw more mass shootings than the entire decade of the 1960's.

The dominant role of fathers is preventing delinquency, along with providing security and basic needs.  Young men with no fathers are devoid of what healthy masculinity looks like.  Many young men will look to gangs as family and to fill the role of absentee fathers.  Two of the strongest links between gun homicides are growing up in a fatherless household and dropping out of school (the latter highly linked to the first correlation).

While we try to find any and all scapegoat we can (gun control, white supremacy, video games, drugs), we continually ignore the root of the problem: the household, the formative years.  We just won't even discuss it.  Recently, our President made a comment that there are other countries with gun that don't experience the same gun crimes and mass shootings that we do.  He mentioned Japan.  First Japan is an island.  Geographically you don’t just march over the border into Japan.  They have strict immigration policies.  For example, Canada won’t allow you in unless you have a Master’s degree (statistically earning higher). In Japan, kids grow up with a mother AND a father!  Japan has not experienced the fatherless syndrome wave that the US is experiencing.

Joe Biden's recent comments caused me to pause and do some research.  It was weird to me how when Kyle Rittenhouse defended himself with a gun, HE was the perpetrator...but in the Uvalde shooting, it was clearly the gun's fault.  Does anyone else besides me pick up on this inconsistencies, depending on the narrative and shooter?  In the wake of the recent Uvalde school shooting, I researched into the Sandy Hook shooting.  It shocked me to learn the similarities of these two young demonic animals.  Both were from fatherless households - completely void of male role models in their upbringing.  From there, I started digging a bit deeper to find that there was, indeed, a common denominator with a lot of perpetuators of violent crimes.  Take a look at this list of fatherless men:

Dylann Roof, the 21 year old who shot up the church in Charleston

Dedrick Owens - youngest school shooter

Nikalos Cruz - Marjory Stoneman Douglas Highschool, Parkland shooter

Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook shooter

Jeff Weise, 16 year old who shot ten people

The Boston Marathon bombers terrorists

Salvador Ramos, Uvalde school shooter

Jeffrey Dahlmer - serial killer

Ted Bundy - serial killer

Richard Ramirez - serial killer

I'm going to pause here on this list, because you can absolutely do your own research to see there is a clear link in violent behavior and fatherless families!  I want to take advantage of a sunny afternoon and a bike ride.  I moved last weekend and am still exploring my new surroundings!

Here's a toast this Father's Day and I'm raising my glass!


To all the men who stepped up to the plate to support their kids by being physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially present - who keep promises to their kids, make sacrifices, and put their children first, I salute you.  

To the men who can't take care of the children they already have produced and want to have more kids with other women, please consider a "snip" in the very near future.  We need you to end this cycle for the sake of society.  Please focus on the children you have already brought into this world.  They are going to need you more than ever.

To any women out there dating single fathers, pay special attention to how they treat their ex and how  raise their children amidst a divorce.  Do they keep promises they make?  Do they get drunk around their minor children and drop "f" bombs like it's completely normal?  Are they providing in every way possible?  Because bottom line: you're probably going to come in last to his kids (which is fair), but if he can't provide and keep promises to his kids, don't hold your breath, sister!  Also, it's okay to find out why his marriage or last relationship didn't work, making him a PT dad.  You owe it to yourself to know these things.

Thanks for stopping in!  And, if you're fortunate enough to still have your dad, don't forget to call and tell him thank you and that you love him today!  To those who were raised with absentee fathers, I hope you take the time to heal.  Healing is possible, always.  It's hard word but doable.

Kimmie

Thursday, June 9, 2022

The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same...

Happy June! 

Yesterday, Colorado’s leftist Governor, Jared Polis vetoed a House Bill that would have required all developers of new commercial construction (which includes multi family rental communities) to build electric vehicle (“EV”) charging stations. This is a HUGE WOW for a state which has not even tapped any brakes as a radical trailblazer and bellwether of progressive climate “activism.”  Polis apparently saw the rising red tide and unpopularity of the current Biden Administration - mainly realizing that this infrastructure would, like everything else, eventually affect the already hyper-inflated rental market in Colorado.  Most of us with common sense, more specifically those of us who have NOT attended Marxist economics classes at Ivy League institutions, realize that all government-imposed infrastructure mandates forced on corporations and developers will be passed on to the consumer through already exorbitantly inflated prices of goods and services.  Polis also stated that he found the bill extremely premature since most Americans still drive petrol-powered cars AND consumers cannot even find EVs to purchase with the ongoing supply chain crises.

Blinded by the light.

It’s so weird to look back at our history of climate change to realize that - the more things change, the more they stay the same.  For example, did you know that during the pre-automobile times, HORSES were considered pollutors?  Automatically you would think of cows and the methane gas produced by millions of cattle across the nation.  Our minds leap here since today’s climate activists allege cow farts are even more destructive to the climate than auto emmissions.   But no, that’s not why the OG “environmentalists” of the 1800’s were against “horse powered” wagons.  Horses, being the animals they are, would regularly poop in the streets, which was considered pollution in and of itself, especially if you’ve ever seen the huge piles of horse poop in either a barn, stable or horse trails.  Stinky, massive piles of dung would bake all day in the sun while flies feasted upon the mountains of crap - and then buzz on over to people’s food, faces, or open wounds.  In the field of preventative medicine, flies are huge vectors.  Another problem was once the poop dried out, and wagons’ wheels would eventually hit the dried crap piles,  the poop “dust” particles would go airborne.  If breathed in, the poop dust could cause lung illnesses such as pleurisy.  Therefore, the gas powered engine and automobile was considered a much cleaner alternative and an end to pollution at that time.  Yes petrol-powered cars were considered “green” once upon a time!

Now, fast forward to today and Biden’s administration - gas powered cars are considered the biggest emissions offenders.  In fact, advocates of the Green New Deal and Clean Energy Plans will argue that transportation from gas powered cars was the biggest carbon footprint concern of 2020.  Yet those of us with a memory stronger than that of a hamster can clearly recollect the entire economy being brought to a staggering halt after the promise of a 2-week quarantine to “flatten the curve.”   Businesses were shut down.  Restaurants were closed.  Salons were closed.  Doctors offices were closed.  Schools were closed.  Kids learned remotely.  Employees worked remotely (aside from “essential” workers).  So then, how in the world could transportation emissions be the biggest biggest problem in 2020?  Good question, right?  

If the government really wishes to lower transportation emissions, why wouldn’t their primary focus be on providing affordable housing in the pedestrian friendly cities with public transport that actually provide opportunity and jobs?  The majority of transportation, at least in the state of Colorado, would presumably come from people who can’t afford to live in Denver yet commute daily into the city to work. 

Radical law makers, working tirelessly on transitioning all energy to renewable sources - wind and solar (and lots of unsightly battery farms for storage) through non-stop “progressive policy changes” are employing computer generated models.  They do this as opposed to the reality that emissions were probably at its lowest since the 80s during 2020.  They want to have everyone driving premium prices electric vehicles, which if you haven’t read my piece on EV’s you should totally do it.  These legislators also  heroically push “beneficial electrification”… “NOW!!” Politicians want to comport that lithium, currently used to power our smart phones, cell phones and future fleets of EV’s IS the new clean alternative to petrol.  

So, what is Lithium and is it clean?  Short answer, hardly.  There is a channel on Sirius XM called Lithium which plays 90s grunge rock.  In the early 19th century, lithium was used as a mood stabilizer.  But we aren’t talking about a music station. Lithium is a very rare mineral.  In fact, it’s so rare you can only find these mines in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Australia, and China.  Which begs the question, if China houses such a vast supply of lithium mines, particularly used in the manufacturing of iPhones, why are they not leading the way in the Paris Accord and Green Energy plans, especially as THE biggest emissions producer in the entire world?  

Has anyone questioned the amount of Carbon dioxide necessary to process and transport the lithium supplies?  Did you know that to mine for this rare mineral, it requires 500,000 GALLONS of water to extract one metric ton of lithium.   When lithium is extracted, it brings the mineral to the surface, which then contaminates the soil and the air.  But what do Americans care about poor third world people with poisoned soil and air?!  Correct me if I’m wrong, but fracking does not pollute the air as petrol is drilled, and our pipeline was considered the cleanest method of oil delivery to refineries.  

All that to say this - have we not learned anything?  Follow the money.  Find out who stands to gain large amounts of money from the Green Energy rush.  And also consider this - Warren Buffet was extremely instrumental in shutting down the pipeline.  He gave $20 M to the Biden campaign.  When Democrats receive large amounts of money, they make sure to pay back their donors.  Why would he want that?  He owns Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail - one of the largest rail line in America!  This corporation has 35,000 employees, 32,500 miles of track in 28 states, and almost 8,000 locomotives!  In 2010 alone , their trains traveled 169 million miles!   Now Buffet stands to profit immensely from all imported products from China and imported oil/gas from overseas. 


Also Hunter Biden purchased a cobalt mine in the Congo where human rights abuses are very common place   Gold, Silver, Cobalt, lead, copper and lithium are heavily used in EVs!  Think metals and who owns massive supplies!

Thanks for stopping in!  Sharing the brain powered light of knowledge!

Kimmie 

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Our Fast and Furious Media Coverage...

Hello!  And, happy weekend!

In the wake of the most recent mass shooting in Buffalo, it makes me reminisce about that time when Former President Donald Trump gifted drug cartels and some of the most dangerous individuals on our continent some 2,000 assault weapons (if you still think it was only 2,000, bless ya - since the 80's the US Government has been telling us we have some 8 million illegal aliens in America - since the 80's!!! - as if no reproduction at all has occurred).  These guns, according the administration, were allegedly meant to assist the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives to "disrupt drug trafficking routes and dismantle drug cartels in the USA."  In laymen's terms and similar to money laundering, the "operation" was meant as a "flush out" operation in order to track the movement of cartels using the serial numbers (which are identifying markers guns) on high powered assault rifles.  Therefore, fully automatic rifles were dispersed into the hands of criminals.

The gifted gun...paid and sponsored by the American people.

Wow, those drug cartel problems must've been really bad to devise an entire operation to distribute over 2,000 assault weapons - culminating in creating one of the biggest scandals of my lifetime (and I'll explain the scandal in more detail here in a minute).  It's weird how if drug trafficking is THAT BAD  we wouldn't be doing everything in our power in securing our borders instead of recently sending $54 BILLION to secure Ukrainian borders or gifting out high powered assault rifles to dangerous people.  

You don't remember this - the Fast and Furious scandal?  Thousands of guns being trafficked to dangerous criminals, even making their way into the hands of Islamic terror groups?  That's because it wasn't Donald J. Trump.  It was Barrack Hussein Obama.  Yep the SAME Barrack administration who defiantly and vehemently opposed gun rights - THEY gifted out high powered assault rifles AMERICANS paid for to dangerous criminals in order to "track them."  And, now the continuation of this same administration has now President Joseph Robinette Biden (then Former VP) telling Americans they just need shotguns to "fire in the air" and nobody needs assault weapons - OH, aside from the criminals.

And, the scandal that will forever be known as "Fast and Furious" didn't make it to your dinner table - and if it did, it was for a fast and furious millisecond.  Why?  Because the main stream media never covered it.  Why?  Fast and Furious is constitutionally an impeachable offense and an embarrassment to the Nation that our leader would arm criminals.  He not only jeopardized the safety of American citizens - lots of people died.  When you swear to uphold the Constitution of the US against foreign enemies - you don't arm criminals of other countries?  But Obama didn't get impeached once in his two terms in office and still brags that he was never impeached and never had scandal.  And, this is just one of the many scandals you didn't hear about - his IRS scandal (where he, the Leader of the Free World) used the IRS as a secret police to target his enemies) and Benghazi (after all he appointed Hilary Clinton to Secretary of State - and she turned out the light and went to bed while her "friend" was being burned and sodomized by terrorists) to name a few of the scandals of the Obama administration.  It begs the question, why did the media give Obama carte blanche on scandal after scandal?  And instead of cooperating with investigations by a federal judge on Fast and Furious, why was Barack Obama allowed to assert executive privilege?  An even better question - if Obama had been a white male who didn't fall in line with the deep state agendas - would he get the same carte blanche?  It's one of those rhetorical questions.

These Obama assault weapons took the lives of hundreds of Mexicans and one border patrol agent as one by one each gun found was traced back to Barrack Obama's Fast and Furious embarrassment.  You may have heard of El Chapo, one of the most notorious drug lords.  A raid of his compound discovered one of the Fast and Furious guns - a gigantic military grade .50 caliber rifle capable of stopping a bus or shooting down an aircraft.  An additional 34 of these same rifles from the "program" were sold.  

However, in wake of the most recent crazed lunatic shooting up Buffalo, the same party responsible for Fast and Furious who chronically argues "gun control" wants to once again ban the same weapons they armed dangerous gun cartels with.  These same guns are the ones used by body guards and national security who protect the lives of Joseph Robinette Biden, Queen Nancy Pelosi, and every elitist who can afford an armed posse of guards and security.  Are their lives any more valuable than yours?  Why are they entitled to protection with guns and you aren't?  Why are all Americans compared to a completely unhinged shooters and crazed lunatics?   Biden even made a parallel to the January 6th Capitol protest in which not ONE person was armed.  Why would he use that analogy?  Think about how the rhetoric manipulates you into feeling without taking a moment to pause and think how is this even similar?

And, why now is the media reporting that the overwhelming number of murders in our country are committed by....(wait for it)...white supremacists?  Maybe if they say it enough times it will stick.  Who else is waiting for the evidence supporting that wildly preposterous claim?  Simply put, it just isn't true.  It's yet another "seed" of division planted to a populace that has lost all critical thinking skills.  We would be hearing about white supremacy murders, at a minimum, every single morning and night if that were the case.  The truth is, it's so rare that when it does actually happen, there are parades, gold caskets and horse drawn caisson and a Presidential Biden divisionary speech.

To circle back to the country who will now be receiving BILLIONS of American tax funds to secure its borders while we still have unvaccinated and untested dangerous criminals entering ours with even more deadly drugs (fentanyl has taken more lives in our country than COVID) - it begs the question - do you remember that time that Donald Trump was involved in Uranium One TIED directly to Russia?  No?  That's because it was the Clintons.  The SAME Hilary Clinton who accused Donald Trump of engaging Russian interference with absolutely no proof, participated HERSELF in one of the biggest Russian scandals of all time.  Yet, Hilary paid millions to try and frame a duly elected President and engaged in the charade for four years in an impeachment trial knowing it was false.  And, I'll let you do your own research on this one.

Happy Weekend!  I’ll leave you with these pictures from Paul Walker’s gravesite in Southern California. #Fastandfurious




Love,

Kimmie

Sunday, April 24, 2022

I Don’t Understand Your Specific Kind of Crazy…

But I admire your total commitment to it!  On April 22nd, while Americans celebrated Earth Day and a beautiful Friday (aside from everyone in Denver who walked outside to find hazy skies looking like Armageddon from wildfires blowing in from New Mexico, parts of Colorado, and Arizona), a Boulder Buddhist lit himself on hire at the front steps of Supreme Court in Washington DC as an act of protest to climate change.  While disturbing, that’s complete and total commitment.  Yet there are some questions to be asked in his commitment.   Like for starters, did he ride his bicycle or walk to Washington DC from Boulder, CO?  And did he start the fire through solar or wind power?  Were there flame accelerants used that may have been petroleum-based?  There are just so many contradictions I’m not sure where to start.  But hey, a silver lining - half-priced cremation.  Meanwhile, kids in the DC area are now suffering PTSD because they thought there was a hotdog stand outside.

Wynn Bruce - not to be confused with Bruce Wayne...

Additionally, while the act of setting yourself on fire once constituted suicide, his Boulder Buddhist buddies insist it was an act of compassion.  Are you guys taking notes?  However, self-immolation has been widely practiced by Buddhist monks, burning themselves in protest throughout history - which seems to contradict the peaceful practice of Buddhism.  Yep, I Googled it and burning yourself is definitely NOT accepted by the practice:

Killing oneself is seen as a harmful action that will not end one's suffering but, rather, lead to another form of suffering. Although Buddhists do not condone suicide, they do not condemn the person who dies by suicide.

Where most people would stop at BLM bumper stickers, social media posts of their vaccinations, or modeling Che Guevara face masks, this Martyr of virtue signaling put his match where is his mouth is.

Meanwhile, liberals everywhere are calling for background checks on automatic lighters... 

In memoriam to this passionate and virtuous pile of ash, I’ll leave you with this somber tune and a great debate - Is it better to burn out or fade away?

 https://youtu.be/7RtTWDv-yWM

Kimmie


Saturday, April 23, 2022

Always Question the Science!

Hello Time Travelers!

Thanks for stopping in today.  Today I'm taking you back to the 80's!  In reality there are a multitude of examples, but any time I get back to the 80's I will.  And, this is just a prime example.

Not 100% related, but close enough.  This was a Denver born American NASA Astronaut buried right here in Denver.  Post space career, he later ran for Congress but died as he was sworn in - only seven days before beginning his congressional term at the age of 51.  He died of bone marrow cancer.  Cool guy who did some super cool things in a short 51 years. 

Some of my readers may be too young to remember the Space Shuttle Challenger and the horrific disaster that ultimately changed NASA forever.  I was on a cusp of turning 7 when it happened and it quashed all my dreams of being an space traveler.

I have a friend who worked on the Challenger and watched the space shuttle as it was getting rolled out unto the pad.  And, after it got rolled out, it just sat there from Thanksgiving 1985 until its launch date on January 28, 1986.  Ironically, the day the Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center, it was 28 degrees outside, which is abnormally cold for Florida.  Ice cycles were forming on the space shuttle.

Full blown investigations after the tragedy reveled that the cause of the explosion was from two O-ring seals in the shuttle's right solid rocket booster (manufactured by a company named Morton Thiokol.)  The O-rings apparently went through rigorous "scientific tested" in Utah - and never at temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit or at the much different altitude and humidity.

On January 28th, (as it was later revealed) both engineers at NASA and Morton Thiokol had multiple discussions regarding their concerns of the consequences of the freezing temperatures and the lack of testing.  However, due to mounting political pressures and the fact the Challenger had been sitting on the launch pad for two solid months, the "leadership" made the rash decision "to light the candle" with seven innocent astronauts aboard (and their families eagerly watching them make history.)

Only 73 seconds after liftoff, the Challenger exploded.

The seven NASA astronauts tragically killed.

The Challenger exploding while onlookers stood and watched.

All contracts at Kennedy Space Center were immediately capped while Lockheed recovered all the parts and the missing astronauts.  All were relocated to a warehouse.  The astronauts were eventually located and found dead in an "explosion proof capsule."  While it was unclear whether a concussion killed them from the explosion, the fact that there was zero parachute apparatus on said capsules were brought into question.  Why didn't an explosion proof capsule have a parachute?  Since then the engineers at NASA, fully believing in the theory of gravity, have put parachutes on all capsules.

The toxic leadership at NASA was looked into extensively.  Basically the leadership model was never to question anyone, especially if you sat towards the bottom of the food chain, so to speak.  Leadership never makes mistakes, right?  How dare you question someone in power!

Not just toxic leadership of not being able to question science, but political power, money, and jeopardized the lives of others.

Between 2020 to current, it's like we've learned nothing from tragedies of past events in the USA from blindly following science.  It's our jobs to question science.  Each and every one of us.  You either learn from history or you're doomed to repeat it.

In honor of those who tragically lost their lives because it wasn't apropos to question science, I leave you with this gem from the 80's:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtVBCG6ThDk

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, space cadets!

Kimmie

Saturday, April 2, 2022

It's ELECTRIC!

 OMG, HEY!  

What are you doing here?  I haven't seen you in FOREVVVS!

First, and quite arguably more important to my actual content...the theme music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuwxZSIS__4

I'm a mountain biker identifying as a Easy Rider.  

So, let's talk electric cars.  I had the opportunity to sit in on a free grassroots learning session on electric cars right before Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. just stated that all Americans can save $80 on gas if they just buy an electric car already, GAH!  This is real super easy, guys, c'mon man.  They teach this stuff in Delaware public elementary schools and Delaware Technical College. 

And, by now, we all know that to effect any radical policy changes (which Americans will never vote for), our Government goes from one crisis to another.  And, this time, (drumroll please) Putin is causing our spikes in gas...even though Russia only contributed 1-5% of our overall petrol supply.  Makes sense.

My little brother had to help me with along since I'm bad at policy maker Ivy League math and can't see how anyone can save a dime on this deal - even without running the numbers and just using my "common sense" which ain't so common these days.

$80 a week!  Joe Biden is saying I can save $348 a month if I buy a car starting at $60,000.  $60,000 is just the sticker price for those who have ever purchased a car.  That $60,000 car (and this is totally dependent on everyone plummeted credit rating over the past two years as Americans lost their homes, jobs, vacation homes), would really cost closer to $71,555.58 at a 4.5% APR over 60 months (over $7K in interest) and 7-9% sales tax + cost of the title + cost of registration and plates (and if you reside in Colorado, specifically Boulder County, you can go ahead and bend over for this one.)

Even if I could muster $1,000 down, my payments would be over $1,000 a month.  And, I haven't yet discussed chargers.  Yeah!  You'll need a charger!  They didn't tell you that?  The guys at the car dealership?

Many feel this is a JOKE being played on the poor.  Again, from policy makers who (drumroll please) are career politicians and never had a real job in their entire life - and probably have not made a car payment in a while.

Soooooo, what are they...EV's?  

One of the most ingenious things I've heard in a long while is: before you go around changing things, make sure, first, it needs to be changed.  Regardless, an EV is a car that runs on electric or battery power.  Thus, an EV fully eliminating the need for petrol or gas or fossil fuel.  This just in: Hunter Biden just invested in a lithium mine in Africa (one of the only ones on Earth...rare commodity), but nothing to see here.  He's the smartest dude Joe Biden knows.  It's so rare, lithium can run out!  There is not this unlimited supply of lithium in the world.  Go ahead and research that one.

Why are EV's being hard pushed in America?

I can't answer this question.  Well, unless I just did in my comments above.  Always follow the money.  If there is money to be had, policy will change.  In fact all the "Follow the Science" t-shirts and signs should be rebranded to say: "Follow the money!"  

One thing to know in the new Green Deal is that America is one of the LEAST emissions producing countries of the world.  As xenophobic as it is to tell the truth these days, India and China are the real problem.  And, India just recently entered their own Industrial Revolution.  So, the question is - does this really solve anything - to force American into electric cars?

Being an EDUCATED consumer.  They don't want you educated.

Let's take a FULL ON look and approach to EV's (electric vehicles).  To make an educated decision, you always need to look at all angles.  Or, not, if you're just into repeating information fed to you from the nice CIA guy on television.  Hey, whatever floats your boat.  That said, feel free to keep reading if you're into learning and expanding your understanding.  If that's not your thing, I get it.  That's fair.  Thanks for at least stopping in.

So, where were we?  Back in the first petrol-fueled car was invented.  Before then, we had horses, and so the reason the original cars had the driver side located where the passenger is now - is because drivers were used to having to hard monitor ditch situations so their car or buggy wouldn't overturn.  Later it was discovered that it's actually better to have the driver on the left hand side to watch out for other cars - especially when we started reaching higher speeds and people generally felt more comfortable driving - therefore "multi tasking" things that maybe people shouldn't multi-task as they drive.  I don't know.  Really that's another altogether.

So, then the petrol fueled engine was eventually evolved into hybrids.  Hybrid vehicles use electric and petrol powered engines.  These are THE MOST popular for people with "range anxiety" - which a VERY fair anxiety to have in an electric car.  It means you're unsure if you can attain a certain distance on your charge, given several factors - some calculable - others not so much.  This may be where all that math comes in handy.

Proponents of electric cars LOVE em!  They love em so much they'll tell you it's just a little lifestyle change.  So, let's dive into what is meant by "Lifestyle Change" because, before investing well over $80,000 (which I'll talk more about below), you may wish to know how it will also drastically change your life while you're making the payments.  I say payments, because the average national income in American is well UNDER $80.000.

So, let's start with the cons, or what I shall refer to as "lifestyle changes":

  • Cold weather will drain the battery.  And, speaking of cold weather, EV's are generally heavier due to the battery.  Which means they should do just as well if not better on ice - not including stopping.  The heavier the vehicle, the harder it will be to stop on ice.
  • With heavier vehicles, you are also looking to replace one of the more expensive components of a vehicle - the tires.  If a vehicle sits heavy on asphalt, there will be way more tread wear.
  • Just like petrol fueled engines, stop and go travel will drastically drain the battery.
  • If you break down or run out of battery, you can't call AAA or a friend for a can of petrol.  You are looking at a tow - to the closest station.
  • And, finding the closest stations?  Well, so far, Tesla, on the forefront has the most stations.  If you don't have a Tesla or adaptor, you're looking at what I call "Charging Desserts."  Quite literally, some people have use petrol fueled trucks with trailers, to trailer their EV's through charging desserts.  Which...*confused look*
  • There is a big learning curve on these.  Such as - you won't want to toss the keys to your teenager and have them go pick up milk.  You're more likely to ride the brakes on these bad boys.  Just lightly tapping the fuel will super charge and accelerate quickly.  Best practices?  Go out to an empty parking lot and play around with your Tesla before opening it up in "stop and go" traffic.
  • If you have an emergency such as - your wife going into labor right after you rolled up on empty charge, there is no "super charge" available at this time.  And, I'll get into the different available charges below.
  • So, fast forward to the future, where we are all plugged in at the same time - and Colorado hasn't seen sun in three days.  Which is ACCURATE!  Legit, this is day three of no sunshine in Colorado.  Hmmmm, solar panels dead.  Annnnnd, so are our cars.  Yeahhhh, good times.  Lifestyle changes.  
  • Instead of a wad of keys (which can already be misplaced), you will now have an electronic key card to misplace.  It's similar to a hotel key card so good luck finding it.  I know this to be true at least for the Teslas.  Also should your car run out of battery charge, the doors will seize - meaning you're officially locked out of the car.  So, on a hot day, make sure you baby or kids aren't in the actual vehicle - else you're looking at new windows.
  • Also, should your car seize up with kids or food inside (miles away from a charger) you may wish to carry a baseball bat - in case you're at the beach and there is nothing around to break a window.
  • The price of a charge has already increased drastically since the first EV and public charging stations.  Do not bank on the supply and demand of lithium and charges not skyrocketing as petrol has.
  • The chargers are ridiculously expensive.  Your electric bill will increase.  By how much?  Drop me a comment if you own an EV and let us know what your electric bill runs.
  • With charge times, a 10-12 hour trip now gets well into 15 hours.
  • And, what about FINDING one for sale?  Nobody's even talking about our continued supply chain crisis.
A great argument for the pros I have listed is:  Think back to the first computer or first cell phone!  We've come a LONG ways.  FAIR!  That's totally fair to say - but a car and it's reliability is not equivalent to any electronics.  My opinion!  Take it or leave it.  

Okay, now for the juicy stuff.  Get it?  Juice'n up the EV?  

Available chargers:  As of now there are three classes of charges available.

Class 1 - generally these cost around $700 and take up to 4 days to fully charge your vehicle.  This may work if you live downtown, can walk or bike most everywhere, and work from home (not really using a car a whole bunch).  Howeverrrrr, not so convenient for someone who lives in a rural area.
Class 2 -  generally speaking these cost around $15,000 not including the electrician and his/her cost for installment.  These will put a full charge on your vehicle in roughly 6-8 hours.
Class 3 - these are the industrial ones you will see outside businesses and in newer apartment complexes.  These exceed most of our ability to ever afford and cost in the ball park of around $100,000.  It would be great for an HOA, but you'd have to take sign-ups for who could charge at what time and maybe carpool?  Lifestyle changes, right?

Which begs the question, how long would take to fully charge an 18-wheeler transfer truck, which is arguably one of the largest "emissions monsters" on the road.  Ya know, the ones we rely on to deliver our meat, dairy, veggies, and all other food with short shelf lives that can't sit inside a trailer while it takes a charge?

Alright, I always like to end on a positive note, so let's talk about the Pros:

Since Joe Biden shut down our pipeline making our country fuel dependent on outside sources, we have now seen a substantial increase to fuel.  That $20 you used to throw in the tank just ain't "twentying" it anymore.  People who commute long ways are seeing a huge hit in their overall .  Not to mention with a 7% COLA inflation hit, the average person is averaging a loss of one month of income.  One month of your income just POOF!  

  • So, I'll start by saying that charging the car is not free - there is a fee at the charging station.  However, my understanding is for $4-7 charge, you can get around 200 miles.  I've also heard $14 for a 300 range.  I JUST hearing that (which is the only thing our policy makers are telling the American people) I mean, "SOLD!" right?  But, keep in mind, you're paying payments on the actual car and charging station with soaring interest rates.  So, when do you actually start receiving the ROI?  I've heard in around 50 years.  Long after the battery wears out and you more than likely no longer have a rusted out shell of a car.  Let's face it, they don't make em like they used to.
  • OH, and you can virtue signal the heck out of interstate and just travel in general.  Who doesn't love a good virtue signaler!  "Hey look at me, I'm rich, bitch AND I'm seemingly saving the world!"
  • They're pretty cute.  I wouldn't be mad at it to be seen driving around one of these.  At least they're not the little Mario Bros clown carts.  I mean this one is pretty sexy!


In summation: 
There is a huge push for EV's due to transportation emissions - which according to our policy makers and elected leaders has SOARED over the last few years.  However, if you look back at the last couple of years, transportation emissions should have drastically reduced.  In 2020 alone, the entire country was shut down by the federal government by way of Dr. Fauci who told us a two week "quarantine" would initially suffice.  People worked from HOME, kids learned from HOME, people sheltered in place from HOME!  Bible studies zoomed from HOME!  Not sure what exact computer models they are looking at, but their policy is not based on reality.  

Because, let's face it, if any silver lining came from COVID, it was that transportation emission dropped monumentally.  It's like, at LEAST, give the Country THAT win.  It's almost like we're back in the Jimmy Carter era of doom and gloom.  

It doesn't go unnoticed that we are now jumping from one crisis to another...boom, boom, boom.  Again, many would argue that since politicians cannot get reelected from radical ideas, and based off the words of a famous politician who pronounced: "Never allow a good crisis to go to waste" that the government is now utilizing crises to effect policy change sans the Constitution and any checks and balances.  It's almost as if Dr. Fauci was the solid dictator since March 2020.  Where is that guy now?  I'm nervous.  Like, is he over in a new lab in Malaysia now setting up for a new bio-weapon?  Who knows.  What's important is - did Chris Rock deserve the bitch slap or no?  Oh, on that note, Pfizer funded the plummeting Oscars awards show (literally the ratings were as low as Joseph Robinette Biden's), allegedly the security team was given a heads up about an altercation with Chris Rock and told to ignore it, and (drum roll please), Pfizer is now releasing (this month) after a two year study a new treatment for alopecia.  But, nothing to see here.

Alright, then.  Ending on some more music to segway or tap dance on outta this blog piece.  Thanks for reading.  Feel free to drop me a comment below for any reason - to say hello, to add info to this topic, to correct me, to tell me how much you enjoy my existence.  All are completely welcomed.

I'll leave you with this crunchy nugget of throwback:

Hope you're ready to get your Electric Slide on!  IT'S ELECTRIC!



Love, 
Kimmie 
(boogie woogie woogie)

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Nourishment for the Mind, Body and Soul...

 Good day, Mates!

Sorry it's been a while!  I've been busy with some new exciting hobbies, including wine and cheese making and canning!  I'll just jump right in, like the straight shooter I am.  Today I would like to talk about our health:

What I'm about to share with you is like "night and day" to the information you've been receiving from the following sources (all of which clearly have demonstrated financial conflicts of interest):

  • The media
  • MOST healthcare professionals
  • National healthcare organizations
  • Our "fearless and caring" federal government
  • Health magazines and the entire "health and diet" industry

    


I'll start with the biggest elephant in the room is that the CDC and WHO (once trusted organizations) never ONCE mentioned diet and lifestyle during the entire crux of the "pandemic."  Instead they pushed pharma and masks (along with complete isolation and social distancing).  I can't count the times on all my toes, fingers and other appendages (you can count my proverbial ones) I've been shunned for speaking truths and making statements concerning health because I'm not a doctor.  To me, this is a complete compliment (that I'm not a doctor) since doctors are the THIRD leading cause of death in the United States.  Most people now view doctors as legal drug dealers who take back door financial gain in exchange for pushing the latest and greatest pill.

Bottom line, the focus is all wrong.   Our focus should be on healthy lifestyles and strong immunities (yes, the immune system that was deemed a conspiracy theory at the start of all this.)  Our focus should be on not remaining sick and, thus stuck like a hamsters on a wheel in the broken medical system.  Look, it no longer takes a person to with a medical degree to see that our healthcare system is completely broken.  Just look to Eastern populations versus Western.  We are sick, obese, fatigues, and most of us are popping countless pills and not even QUESTIONING a new emergency vaccine since our entire lives depend on pill popping to even function.


Here's the hard truth.  Many Americans don't even focus on their overall health until they are sick or someone close to them suddenly dies.  This is what is called "reactive" or "episodic" care of our bodies and overall health. 

What I'm about to share is called "proactive" and a more INTENTIONAL focus on health, especially when it comes to our daily diet.  I'm the first to admit, after taking quite a few financial hits during the pandemic and due to the failing economy (soaring inflation) that eating healthy was not my primary focus.  I just wanted to EAT!  At one point I was surviving off donations a coworker had picked up from the foodbank to include boxed mac and cheese and expired canned food.

However, and this is such a GOD thing, but in 2020 I made a networking connection with someone in Western Colorado through social media.  This woman is a living example of fortitude and a model of someone I aspire to be.  She invited me for a visit since it was high time we met in "real life."  We both had experienced traumas and similar life situations.  When I arrived, I had a lovely room, access to great accommodations (including a luxury bathroom with spa shower), and a personal chef who cooked organic vegan meals.  She took me out for wine tastings, trivia, and karaoke.  I had the BEST time.  And, what I realized was: unlike some other people I had met in Colorado during the pandemic who turned out to be energy vampires - this woman showed me what it's like when two women pour into each other and synergize and SUPPORT each other.  It felt awesome.

Even though she knew of my financial difficulties - on our last day of time together, she introduced me to a new way of looking at food and properly fueling my body quickly.  I take no pharma whatsoever and was accustomed to taking supplements (and I thought this was enough).  But, what I learned is was I was just taking a teenie tiny percentage of what great resources are found if we only ate a well balanced diet of fruits and veggies.  And, well, my new wellness journey is something to be continued but so far so REALLY REALLY GOOD!  To be continued...

Here are some pictures of the trip I captured....

Talon Winery was our first wine tasting stop...and we bonded with this strong woman before a wind and snow storm suddenly blew through and tumbleweed was flying like mad.  Cheers and wishing this lady a great relocation back to the South and to her roots.

Gorgeous horizons...

Breakfast every morning!  Steel cut oatmeal..wishing I took more pics of the organic and wholesome vegan meals I was served.

A dive bar in Fruita...

My kinda establishment...

Monkey butts and keep'm coming

Some karaoke magic at this microbrewery in Fruita, CO.  We opened it up with Lee Greenwood and won the crowd.




Not really sure what's going on here but it doesn't look good.

Reminder to love with a some demonic looking art.  I dunno...art?!?!


Lab work...



Mountain Air Roasters - downtown Grand Junction...

Beans...mmmmm

Again, my kinda establishment...

Some new flare I picked up on my trip.  Father for the Fatherless - Look em up!  This guy is doing great things and setting some amazing examples!  

Lavender wine from Talon Vineyards...my fave!

Trivia Night at Ramblebine Brewery had the best bar food ever!

We came in 6th place, but the conversation, food, and beer and connections came in 1st place!


We just got one of everything because we love carbs...

My personal chef for the trip and new friend for life...

Saw this on my trip and loved it!

Cheers to strong women and divine visions...

Future wine cellar goals...

Are you a mead fan?  I'm on the fence still...





Nice coffee chats...

Talon Vineyards - a combination of THREE vineyards.  Great locations and good place to stop.

Talking about Uganda and smiling because how can you not when you see what visionaries from God are capable of doing!


Oscar is 100% a leg guy...he licked my entire leg.  

And I liked it...

Apparently COVID cannot enter these bubbles.  Science!  (wink)



Moody skies are my fave...

Cheers!

Namaste,

Colorado Kimmie



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