January 2018


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“Key uses of Drones

  • To provide intelligence and tactical support
  • To check for bombs and dangerous devices on road and landing areas
  • To hack into phone lines or computers to gather information
  • To observe traffic and public behavior
  • To provide air support
  • To follow or attack suspicious targets”

www.readanddigest.com      Drones are available for the regular folks to buy as small as 0.86 of an inch to a large 4.5 feet, the cost of drones range from $20 to $ 31 K.

Around 12:30 AM, I was startled awake by a loud noise from the balcony outside my bedroom. My shutters were not completely closed. When I opened my eyes I saw two tiny red circular lights. These lights were symmetrical and spaced about ½ inch apart. At first I thought I was just seeing things so I blinked several times, and they were still there. I was kind of “creeped out,” and then convinced myself it was nothing, rolled over and tried to go back to sleep. Morning light came and when I awoke the first thought was of those lights. Was I imagining them? While pontificating this I came to the conclusion the loud sound that woke me was real, so why not the red lights.

I told this incident to my daughter and she said it might have been a drone.

A DRONE!

I relayed this same incident to my dad and he said that there is no such thing as drones and in a round about way eluded to what interest would anyone have to spy on me with drone technology. That was a great attempt at debunking my story.

These are the scenarios I came up with:

  • If it was an average person, maybe they are just a peeping Tom
  • If it was some type of authority, nothing to report, wrong house
  • This must be the average person, cause they were clumsy with the noise they created.

This use of technology is something that is disturbing.

Privacy no longer exists. We are constantly being watched and listened to. We are told that the use of drones is a spyware for those who are not trusted

Well that translates to every American is not trustworthy, cause these little drones are flying around every city, town and rural areas. That is how each and every person in the USA is believed to be by others, the authorities and the government, not trustworthy?

Why?

Is this one of the main reason we don’t socialize with our neighbors, or are friendly to others? Because, of the lack of trust.

I lived in my home for 20 years and I knew nothing of my neighbors. They left their homes and returned without ever uttering a word, day in and day out. If ever I saw a neighbor I would say ”hey hi, how are you,” and try to start a conversation. It was always short lived.

We need to bring some trust back into humanity.

Here’s a challenge, open up and be friendly towards a neighbor or coworker, another person that you don’t know. Start a neutral and nice conversation. Maybe it will be infectious in the best possible way.

 

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Defined as, “a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else” (Oxford dictionary)

Have you ever used distraction techniques to cover up what you were doing or planning?  I am sure we all have in subtle ways.  I sometime wear a bright color lipstick to distract the fact that I did not put on any eye make up. 

Today, we are all distracted by working, running back and forth with social activities, working out, sports, movies, shopping, social media, texting, and etc., too busy to take notice of much of anything.  Mean while things are going on that the average person is not aware of.  What things you may say?  I could expound with pages and pages of things, and start using the words they are doing this or they did this or do you know what they are planning?  I would venture to write that but I would lose the interest of the average adult, because they are too busy or cannot add more worry to what is already on their plate. So where does that leave the fate of the issues that exist? The next generation…  Those who are not so busy.

  “Our children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way,”  (Whitney Houston, The Greatest Love of All).

How can we teach our children? We are busy.  Wait, we pay taxes so teachers can teach the children. Yeah that is it!  The fate of our future lies in our education system.  Well think again, the fate of our future lies in the electronic devises that each child has access to or owns. Our teachers use computers and tablets to educate children.  When school is out the children are literally stuck to these devices, either texting, or roaming the internet.  Hey they sleep with these electronics.  It is like their life line.  Just sit and try to have a conversation with a child and it is very short lived.  They have to get back to their electronic device.

Our future on this Earth is a circling the drain.  Why? Because we are so distracted.  Who is to blame? Well , “they” are to blame.  who are “they” those who hold the power. It is the master plan. They will carry out their great plans, all right under our noses.  Electronic devises are the master plan for distraction. We all have them, we all cannot live without them, they are “in style”, everyone has to have the newest and best of these devices. If you don’t, you are old, or poor, or just stupid. Electronic devices tell us we are too fat, not stylish enough, need to have children, need to have a partner or many partners, need to change who we are to fit in.  I am sure you can add a bunch more to what is being told to us through the electronic devices.

There are a few valuable advantages to having electronic devices like the internet.  Finding out about things that matter, about affecting changes in our world, connecting us with a wide population.

My father use to say, everything is moderation. Please turn off the devices, encourage your family and friends to do the same, and to use moderation in having a device. Start to pay attention to what is going on.  Don’t believe everything you are fed by the media.  I believe that through the power of original thought, meditation, and actual civil conversations face to face with no thought of division we can bring power back to the people.  Cause a change for the better in our world.  PLEASE WAKE UP!