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The Perfect Storm Is On The Horizon i1 & i2

August 12, 2017 Leave a comment

The perfect storm is coming and no one will be able to stop it.  Today is a day in 2017 and within the next years perhaps within 10 years changes will happen blazingly fast.  The following issues may or may not be politically correct and are partly my observation.  That’s not why I choose to deliver this message like this.  These are points that I think go unnoticed and I’m just putting my spin on them. I will be releasing a couple of points a week. 🙂 Well, that’s if I’m not interrupted and have the time.

Issue 1:

The majority of baby boomers will be retiring.  As retirements start most will not spend as much as they did when working and sadly they’ve not saved much over their lifetimes. This will cause a drain on programs designed to assist those in need and will not put money back into the economy. I did see a Bloomberg report the other day that said retires need to learn how to spend money. WTF. That won’t help. Leave us alone we know how to spend and while our saving habits has a lot to be desired, our spending won’t change nor improve where the economy is headed. Here is the link to that report. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-16/rich-retirees-are-hoarding-cash-out-of-fear

It’s not hording. Does Greece, Argentina, Brazil and other countries not give you pause? Those folks are practically selling body parts to get food for their families.  That could very well happen in the United States. What we will see are people fighting for specials at Walmart’s and others stores around the holidays. And, to think some communities outright ban victory gardens or gardens to help supplement a grocery bill.  We must all learn and relearn how to help our self as no one will be there for you or your family….

Issue 2:

The cost for medical and other benefits will be staggering.  Partly due to our over indulgences and becoming fat. Yes fat and not the politically correct obese. Health issues associated with being fat are diabetes, heart failure and kidney damage.  Medicare is not what it should be and healthcare in this country, seems to be devoted to the insurer’s enabling them to invest money into other things. And when those other things come crashing down. (Housing bubble, stock bubble, TECH BUBBLE! etc. .) HEALTH CARE COSTS WILL INCREASE.  The notion that there is a healthy fat and fit person is a misnomer. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/obesity-healthy-not-possible-fat-fit-study-coronary-heart-disease-stroke-birmingham-university-a7739891.html

Let’s not start talking about the NSAIDS that are freely handed out and taken by all. Even our own government is issuing warnings about NSAIDS. https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm150314.htm

I’ve not seen nor heard ad campaigns announcing this have you??

Issue 3:

 

Next UP…..

 

Poke Poke Poke

As I work on next post. This off the wall post will have to do.  🙂

I get poked all the time. Men, women, goats. It doesn’t matter. LOL There are the people that poke and when you poke back, like a robot an instant poke back. That’s darn right odd. You have the hokyPoke, Do the HokyPokey ya know the thing with your left and right legs. Pokémon, Gumby and Pokey, Poke Salad, Poke fish, and if you have the off the wall religion. “The Poke” is arriving soon! It was also my understanding that if a stranger pokes you and you answer back they’ll have temporary access to view your profile even if it is listed as private thus finding a living person from the poke. If you poke too many people you could end up with a finger disease@! “Fuck you now becomes Poke You”. Sorry for the bad word. But, it fit and I thought it was funny.

There’s nothing more common than the commonality about commonness and the ability to not read this post. #kravis

Fourth Of July – Freedom

The 4th of July. A celebration of independence where the original 13 colonies declared themselves to be a new nation.  A nation that I was born into and a nation that I’ll leave only at my death.  The past 241 years have been both exciting and tumultuous.  Future generations won’t know what hit them as the 4th of July’s great intent on being a free nation fades from people’s memories.

I don’t fault anyone for celebrating on the 4th of July.  As, that’s the intent and meaning of what freedom should be all about.  There are some that are downright mean assed people that are willing to go to any extent to take those freedoms from you.

Even though this is slightly related, and I mean slightly. Most cities around where I live don’t allow for fireworks to be lite off. Not even in your front yard.  But, we can go congregate into very large groups 5k 10K some places, fight traffic and well. I’d wish we could have our own celebrations again.

We must all stand up for freedom.  Just because we have freedom that does not mean, stealing or harming others, those that are strong should protect the weak.  Freedom means to do the right thing, the just thing for all peoples.  That’s why I and many family members joined the Army, Navy, Airforce and Marines. That’s right we believe in freedom and that’s why we all served.

I’m not nor will never be perfect.  But, I will stand up for freedom!

Joseph Kravis

Circle Of Miles And Taxes

Gas taxes in the state of Washington based on http://dor.wa.gov/content/findtaxesandrates/othertaxes/tax_mvfuel.aspx  we’re taxed about .67 per gallon of gas sold.  A lot of our property taxes go for highway projects as well.  Changing to the system of miles traveled will cause in the short term a drop of state tax revenue.  And, you know they will try and replace that lost income.  Keep incentives for purchasing electric cars and charge declining flat tax based on purchase price over the life span of the car. Transportation and autonomous vehicles will become a reality. Uber is experimenting in Ohio and has made an autonomous beer delivery run.

Take a look at a map and draw a circle in a 100 mile radius from your home you’ll be surprised at how much there is to do and see right where you live.  We don’t get much out of our home zone.  And, within that zone lies our commute paths. To and from work. And, on weekends an occasional trip across the mountains.  Other than taxation for miles driven, possibly tracked by gps, laws will have to be assessed to see how to protect our privacy. New laws either need to be created or old ones enforced to protect our privacy and our home locations.  From the metric centric point of view, the correlations provide a unique challenge for all of us.  Just random thoughts. J

Electric hybrids are supposed to be more efficient and at this time our state don’t tax based on miles driven.

People who work in SF, sometimes live 2-3 hours away from the job. Would self-driving cars change that?  Not sure but If I were to take an automatic vehicle I would hope that there would be lanes of traffic to account for autonomous driving.

10 years into the future a self-driving car will be smaller and lighter. They will go forward and back and from side to side.  The rules of the road will have changed because these little things would get crushed.  You’ll start out in the morning leaving in your self-driving car. You strap in and pull down the table in front of you and get comfortable for the commute. On your head are the latest in 3D real vision. You’ll Watch a little news, reply to email and take a quick 3d selfie to post on the airwaves channel. Life is good.

Arriving stress free at work your self-driving car drives directly to the parking garage elevator where you are whisked away and delivered promptly to your office.  Lunch is 3d printed ham and cheese on rye. . Life is good.

On the way home, put your 3D real vision on get lost playing the latest game.  Arriving home safe and rested, Life is good.

Perhaps flex time. Commute every other day in the self-driving cars.  It is and will happen as roads get more congested.

What solutions would you offer for autonomous and self-driving vehicles?

My Brother A Hero To Me

June 5, 2017 1 comment

At the start of last week my brother Marshall (Larry) went in for
unrelated incident and when tested had a huge cancer tumor. They were
going to operate but decided his lungs would not hold up as they were
already damaged. Somewhere along the way between blood thinners and
not he had a stroke which took out his speech abilities. Prognosis not
being good for surviving surgery and what not, at his wish, we brought
him home, where he is being made comfortable. His grandkids and
immediate family are all here and we’re all deeply grateful for your
many prayers. Things happen so quickly we forget how cherished each
moment is. My thanks and hugs to all.

Sadly around 11:00 PM 6/4 he passed away. I’m really sad and
heartbroken at my brothers loss.

Marshall, you were my idle growing up. The brotherly love was always felt. Even when it hurt. 🙂
It was just you, me and mom for the longest time and that always created a special bond between us. Being the big brother wasn’t always easy but you were there nevertheless. Mom would say, Larry take your brother as it was often herd and it made you mad sometimes but there I was.

I’m such an introvert that I grew into my little world and you were trying to get me out of that space. You knew that and told me the many texts, phone calls and postings will never replace face to face or personal communications. But, that’s what things were the past couple of months.

I’m the eldest of the family now, but, I don’t think I’ll ever fit those big shoes of yours. All, I can try and do is place family first and do the best I can to be as generous and giving as you were. All my love and my heartbroken self, thanks for all you were. Whom am I now going to call for sage advice…

My Brother My Hero

I found this Marine Poem on the internet, while it may not say everything I does say you.

“So you took a different path
one that is more true
not the path that makes this easy
but the one less traveled through

the war was big
at times was rough
the battles we fought
the world may judge
but even though
they’ll never know
the world will always thank you

rest in peace
because your loved
dream good dreams
your days were tough
rest your mind
you fought enough

0h brothers, how we’ll miss you!

I promise that I will never forget
the things that you have done
even when i find myself
no longer with my gun

and please forgive my hidden feelings
my body tends to hide
they’re trapped inside this awful prison
enslaved by my pride

and never again will i say
my pay grade can out rank you
because you got to heaven first
and I’m on earth beneath you

so till the day we meet again
and my life on earth is through
guard those gates of heaven
until i can relieve you

until then…
oh brothers, how we’ll miss you! ”

Davis Dolezal

Categories: Technology

3D ART: A Night In the Desert

A Night In The Desert

In the still of the night. Yeah, I know an old song title. However, I’d like to find a place where you can still hear nature and see the stars with eyes of wonder.

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”
John Burroughs

Enjoy 🙂

Joseph

Memorial Day

Memorial Day.

 

This day should honor current and past veterans.  As the culture in the United States diversified, so too the meaning of Memorial Day.  It’s not a day that gives everyone a 3 day pass to party.  Although many will party and celebrate, make no bones about it there is no celebration when we still have ongoing conflicts across the globe. Our young men and women are in harm’s way and it seems the carnage from the Civil War hasn’t taught us any lessons. Approximately 620,000 soldiers died from combat, accident, starvation, and disease during the Civil War. Death, conflict and fighting for causes that are still a mystery to many will continue unabated until we truly remember the carnage and disruption that is caused by such acts.

I came across this site and the statistics are staggering.  I’ve looked at and researched some of the links. You should do the same. http://necrometrics.com/warsusa.htm. It’s a worldwide issue let’s hope humanity gets a clue.

War and carnage caused should be everyone’s issue.  We’ve trivialized the meaning and remembrances into what kind of sales, how big the BBQ will be and damn, I’m glad I’m out of school for the summer. I’m not even sure anymore if the wars fought abroad has made us any safer.  NOPE.

This quote talks about taking our fight to the aggressors. But what about the aggressors from home spun terrorism that has overshadowed and darkened many casual events that we’ve all seen in the news.

“What the American people want to do is fight a war without getting hurt. You can’t do that anymore than you can get into a barroom fight without getting hurt… Unless the American people are willing to send their sons out to fight an aggressor, there just isn’t going to be any United States.” Chesty Puller

Once a Marine always a Marine. I was and still am a Marine. I will defend and protect my family as we all should. I will remember my fallen brothers and family with the grace they deserve by keeping alive the also memory of the carnage and destruction caused by everyone’s war.   We’re not playing a game of “Risk”.