When things are investigated, knowledge is extended. When knowledge is extended, the will becomes sincere. When the will is sincere, the mind is correct. When the mind is correct, the self is cultivated. -- Confucius


Recalculating the Intelligence Quotient

What is intelligence?
Several methods of measuring it have been devised, though few are all-encompassing of the human mind's capabilities. We all like to think we are "smart" to some degree or another. How people base this assumption is varied. Many base it upon the grades they got or get in school. Since most people go to public schools, this is highly inaccurate. While teachers attempt to educate us with information about their assigned subjects, the fact is that public schools are a complete and utter joke. Attendance, bullying, detentions, favoritism, home life, money for tutoring, and numerous other factors contribute greatly to the grades a public school student receives. Kids of wealthier families can afford all the fees associated with band, sports, and clubs, and hence have more chances to learn as well as receive preferential treatment by the teachers. Kids who can't afford the current fad of clothes are picked on more, have trouble concentrating, and do worse on tests. Similar anecdotes abound.
Once the kids are college age, they may enter that path if they are even told of the ACT and SAT tests beforehand, (I was not), and then once enrolled take remedial courses for what they didn't learn in high school. After years of general courses and partying, they cram all they can into their heads about their chosen specialty. Most degrees are generalized and the students expect all these vague office careers out of them. The percentage of college graduates that get jobs from their degrees is laughably low. Not to mention the yoke of student loans. So much for 'higher learning'.
While book smarts are an important factor in intelligence, it is certainly not the only thing that creates it. Knowing the facts in books is a good base of information to draw from, but how we utilize that trivia is even more important. Scientists are notoriously closed-minded and will vehemently argue against any new info they hear of. Teachers aren't nearly as bad, so would you trust a mathematics professor to do your taxes? Probably, but would you trust him to spay your cat?? You must know alot of information to work as a computer programmer. You also need to know a lot of info to weld properly, or to process credit cards at a store, or to run plumbing lines effectively. All types of knowledge may vary but their commonality is that they all must be learned in depth for our assigned societal tasks to be completed successfully. So learning is required to be successful, but who is to say that the drive through girl is any less intelligent than a mechanic or a science teacher? Figuring out what you need to know and utilizing it is all-important.
Applying information is key to so many things. Learning all about the funeral practices of the Golden Horde may be fascinating, but it applies very little- if at all- in the modern world. No matter how book smart someone is, they are not necessarily smart people overall- just trivia hogs. The contestants on Jeopardy are not only good examples, but also are very similar in flavor to college professors- spouting factoids on all manner of subjects- most of which no one needs to know about for any reason- while knowing a lot about one or two subjects, the facts of which are important only in their field and not to the general populace in everyday life. A contestant today who was winning is an actuary with a mathematics degree. On the final question, he answered "50 Shades", betting 401 dollars on it. The correct answer was "Silent Spring". He clearly had to know his answer was wrong, as it asked about a non-fiction book from 1962. So why did he bet any money on his joke-answer, much less enough money to make him lose the game?? Answer: What is "no common sense"?...
Common sense is something many bookworms just do not have. The much-espoused logic that teachers claim to admire is usually lacking in their everyday thoughts. Logic permeates common-sense, which encapsulates so-called street-smarts.
More important yet is what I call awareness. Awareness is the all-encompassing logic backed by common sense and underwritten with the book smarts. It is what ties it all together. Many people feel that they have this ability but actually do not. Good examples are the conspiracy theorists. While some conspiracies are true and provable, or at least highly plausible with some significant evidence, most are utter nonsense. They rely upon rumors and circular logic combined with myths and flawed science to "prove" their claims. Then the spouting off of the complex yet hair-brained scenarios is repeated over and over again, until it becomes fact in the minds of the weak. Reading these claims may make you open-minded, which is good, but believing them hook, line, and sinker with no attempt to verify them is just stupidity. It is the farthest thing from intelligence, much less awareness in itself.
What is the difference then? What is true awareness; aware of what exactly? I know someone who believes everything he reads and rattles on about conspiracy theories incessantly- kinda like Mel Gibson's character did in the beginning of the movie called Conspiracy Theory. He says the internet is not real- it is a US Govt. falsification. But then he gets much of his info from websites. He says the news is not real, it is a fabrication of the govt. censors- every story, every bit of footage. And he knows it because, um, well he's just sure of it that's why. So while he thinks he is so extremely smart and self-aware that he is privy to some presumed 'special knowledge' the "sheeple" do not realize, he also has no evidence whatsoever for his claims and his sources are no more than rumors from outlets he says are lying anyway. Get the fruit loop yet? And these are the majority of the supposed aware people--conspiracy theorists and paranoid mental cases that feed into their malarkey. Awareness is not just proclaiming your views are right, but knowing on a much deeper level that you are aware of all possibilities and that your views have been filtered through the tests of open-mindedness and all other opinions. This makes you aware of the bottom line on the subjects you ponder, making you privy to numerous alternative viewpoints- some of which turn out to have merit.
Once you trust a source to fill out all sides of a subject, blindly believing its pronouncements is still not wise. Every article should be believable in itself, for its own reasons. Just because a certain site or writer says something, it shouldn't mean to you that its words are automatically true. A lot of bloggers and other web authors depend upon this to build and maintain a following. Knowing this, they tend to write what their target audience wants to hear. Right wing sites spout off scary stories about commie troop movements, left wing ones chide bush and his foibles. The fans lap it up and everyone's happy, except the free thinkers that is. People that think for themselves, instead of letting others tell them what or how to think, are free thinkers. And these are generally not the ones that lap up political scrawlings day in and day out. Indeed, most people who consider themselves to be intelligent and making up their own minds are actually entirely the opposite. They already have their minds made up, and utilize the sites or other media they know will back up their predetermined ideals. Then any new ideas that the media spouts off become their beliefs as well. Simultaneously, they dismiss out of hand anything the other side says, and use that dismissive attitude to hold up as an example of how they think they are deciding something and 'wisely' poo-poohing the alleged idiocy of them morons.
Them and they are vague concepts of whomever the bad guy is, and is one of the most common terms that conspiracists use. It is a catch-all term that means 'the scapegoat of the day'. Usually the government, frequently the left wing; always the other side. Being smarter, wiser, and better informed than the vague they/them ghosts is not very challenging, and makes the short sighted feel more powerful. Asking a conspiracist to define or name 'them' generally gets an answer of stammering, or at times a list of evildoers will be rattled off. How those tie in can lead to a fruit-loop lecture of great duration. Then blind belief is exposed quite clearly.
At the other end of the spectrum is creativity. Creative people think up ideas on their own and create ways to solve problems. Have you ever just sat there for an hour or so, and planned in your mind how to fabricate a new tool or car part, and then thrown in a wild card such as without welding apparatus? Or have you figured out how to convert a car into a camper lately? Or better yet, questioned precepts of science and thought up alternative possibilities? These are the brain-games of the creative folk. Finding unique solutions to life's dilemmas is creative. Most people are awed when such an idea is suggested; many reject it though. If they would tune in to a motivational show on their televisions once in a while, they may learn to stop rejecting new ideas.
Self-help people sometimes speak of a condition labelled "self-actualized". A self-actualized person has self acceptance and a democratic worldview; they maintain a realistic outlook; are problem-centered, as in trying to solve all things at their root causes; they maintain 'peak experiences', essentially living in the moment at all times; maintain autonomy from others, having their own unique views of what happiness and contentment are; maintain times of solitude and privacy more than others, which they enjoy; have a philosophical outlook and sense of humor; and lastly act spontaneously in all things. While these are all common traits of the intelligent, they together can be labelled as "self-actualization" but do not encompass all things attached to higher thinking.
Intelligence is a combination of all of these factors. Having just one or two is compartmentalized intelligence. Possessing all of these qualities to some degree or another makes for a smooth path to awareness, and true intelligence. Sure, some scientists and professors are truly intelligent, but most are far from it. And a few conspiracies have merit, but most do not. Every person needs to evaluate their own thought processes and determine if they are compartmentalized or not and to what degree.

To summarize, true intelligence requires all of the following at once from a person:
-common sense- includes logic and 'street smarts';
-book smarts and general knowledge;
-awareness and free thinking;
-creativity and being innovative;
-ability to learn, and the application of book smarts and logic.
No matter how little the public schools taught you, anyone can work on these factors and greatly increase their intelligence for a better day to day life. 


(C) James Platt 2014



FREE real sites you can use, how they rate, and how to pick up the ladies on them

I find it a little sad to see guides for sale about online dating tips. Do people really need to pay for this information? Someone with a lot of experience should just spill it: declassify all of the supposed secrets of how to 'get some' from online searches. There are obviously a lot more single men than women, and obviously, women have a much easier time than men at finding sex online or otherwise. There seems to be a throng of men looking for it and the women can be as picky as they want. How do you get on top of the crowd and be the chosen one when a hot gal wants a date?? This blogger does it consistently, and I am going to tell you how...free of charge no less.

First, get a friend to take flattering pics of you. If you are obese, do not use head shots only- women are onto this trick. You are better off making it known that you are obese to start with. Do you really want to go through a lot to get a gal to meet you, then have her see how big you are? She will almost surely not put out, bud. I know one woman who experienced this. He traveled six hours to see her, and was huge. She said he could stay overnight before driving back, but could not touch her. He asked why not and she said " you didn't tell me you were a hippo!". Do you want this to happen to you?? If you are big, do not hide it. A lot of women are too, and they accept it. So if you meet up, she will know and expect you to be whatever you are.

Second, write the truth on profiles- to an extent. I am not telling you to lie, but will tell you this: if you admit any of the following a gal will not meet you: you do not have a job or a car, you are on parole or probation, you use drugs, etc. Be logical when filling in the blanks.

Third, learn to write and spell. Virtually every woman I've met and/or written to from dating sites has told me the same thing: they all get swamped with hundreds upon hundreds of messages, the vast majority of which are from guys who can barely write a coherent sentence. They all ask crudely for sex or nude pics. So if you can write a decent paragraph, you will be noticed right away. Then avoid mentioning sex or nudity and you'll be very interesting to them. Further, if you say you have a job, a car, and your own place to live; and that you do not use drugs and are not a parolee, then you will do very well indeed. Aside from that, talk to them about your hobbies and interests, and what you like to do on a date. Tell them why you are alone and seeking a long term partner (whether true or not...). Then ask them to consider replying. They will.

Fourth, use the sites that work. Free sites are best of course. The only free dating sites I have ever found are : meetme, plentyoffish or POF, mingles, and datehookup or DHU. I have seen articles about these sites "investigating" their reality. Let me assure you, they are all real, and I have met numerous, real people from each of them and had sex resulting from these meetings with actual women, from three of the four sites listed. And all for free.

Pay sites are not so good. First, you have to pay them about 20 a month. Then, you may or may not get something for it. The most well known pay site is AFF, or adult friend finder, and its numerous spinoff sites and fake blogs which are just disguised ads for them (about any dating site with the term 'finder' or 'friend' in it is likely affiliated with them). They charge for anything you do on there- even sending a 'wink'. But they are very large, and if you are willing to pay, it could be worth it. However, watch for their 'auto-renew' thing regarding your credit card info. Most pay sites are similar to this, and you pay for any communication whatsoever with other members.

Fifth, seek dates locally. There are single women everywhere. You do not need to seek out women an hour's drive away when they are in your neighborhood. If you live in a small town, start locally and slowly spread your net. Look for women in the next nearest town, your county, and so on until you hit the nearest metro area. If you have to search beyond that, you are definitely doing something wrong.

By the same token, other sites to avoid, including pay sites, are any mentioning foreign brides or Russians. Filipinos, Russians, and others are not using the net to see American men. And you do not need to send them money for a plane ticket to come see you...If you are that ignorant then offer to go see them...see what they say. Russia is a very big and populous nation, and the Philippines is full of very strict Catholics who will not have sex before marriage. And you are about to send them money why- because they are too desperate to find a guy where they live? Give me a break! Trust me--there are plenty of single, lonely, American women to choose from!!! For free even.

Russian women are just bad news. Yes, there are lots of beautiful Russian women that are single. But the Russian men are already there, guys- so why would they want you? Russian women are just white women, usually, that are no different than single white women in Poland or England. So why pursue them specifically? It makes no sense. Especially if you are American and living here in America with the thousands if not millions of single women around to pursue. Despite what the movies portray, Russians are not obsessed with America nor do they all know English. To avoid all the scamming, just stick to local gals.

One 'Russian' gal I was writing once sent me pics that were clearly profesionally taken. 'She' also sent me a poem I found on other Russian scammer sites. Then she said it was a sunny day. I looked up weather in her supposed town and found it was cold and rainy...INVESTIGATE all things foreign!!! Better yet, just forget them altogether: foreigners do not know you, need you, nor want you...and you should never ever need to send them moolah for any reason whatsoever! If they were real and wanted to see you that badly, they'd come to you or better yet tell you where to meet them in their town, instead of begging you for 'plane fare'. Anything involving Nigeria, Africa in general, or any foreign country is a scam! Just do not!

So what do you want to look for in an online profile? I have noticed a lot of gals post that they like "hunting, fishing, camping, mudding" etc...Ya I bet! They just want to impress guys is all. Which means they are desperate. So message them. If a gal has no profile pic, she is doing one of three things: she is attached and cheating, trying to stay incognito; she is a slut that is on there to ask for sex only and breaking the site's rules most likely; or, she is afraid people will think she is fat/ugly and wants to talk to guys first to woo them a little before revealing her appearance. Any of these three are gold. Profiles without pics are therefore to be sought out. If they say they are seeking long term relationships only, do not let that scare you away. Many use that status to deter the morons that fill their inboxes with lewd requests. Even the ones that mean it are still horny women that will get close to a good guy quickly. Don't want long-term? If you want to get laid- keep that a secret! Always claim to want long term unless she says otherwise first. The ones that claim to want 'casual dating' or 'no commitment' actually are looking for the right guy they can keep. So let them try you out as a possible candidate: most likely you'll get a good time out of it; maybe you'll click with her...

Most women that are 30ish or more have kids and make sure you know it. They like to say "they are my world" so as to warn you that the kids come first before any boyfriends. This announcement is belabored logorrheacillay on all dating sites. A similar scenario exists with ocassional gals who proclaim that family is very important to them. This really means that they would rather hang out at family barbecues and spend all their holidays with their distant cousins than be with their boyfriend/date. Beware these women. They usually have secret crushes on their cousins and other 'relatives' by marriage, step-, or foster- whatevers. It is precisely these type of women that allow their relatives to meddle in their relationships, which of course dooms them. Trust me: just don't.

Aside from these guidelines, explore. You never know what may await you. One profile I accidentally clicked on as 'want to meet' had an unflattering profile pic and a generic 'just ask me any questions you have' type of description. She turned out to be a very kinky nympho and made an excellent new year's eve date. Another one, on the now-defunct Yahoo Personals, had no profile pic and checked that she was 'a few extra pounds'. I thought, oh boy...But once I met her she was very pretty and quite slim. Never forget: all women think they are fat- even the anorexic ones! She also turned out well as a wonderful fling partner.

The ones that end up being just too ugly or morbidly obese, or what-have-you, are easy enough to ditch if you prepare properly. Meet them in a public place the first time, such as a store or mall. Then they are at ease and not worried about serial killers etc., and you get to bow out if needed by saying you'll call them when you have more time. Actually, they can and will do the same to you from time to time. But it's not a big deal- start messaging the next one or three.

The reality is that most people do not have much free time these days and have little to do outside of work. They wish they had all these hobbies, but really do not have time. So whatever your claimed hobbies or interests are, become theirs. Women are lonely, and will be glad to fish or whatever if it means getting what they really want from a man.

What do women really want then? They want snuggling more than anything, so assure them they will be held and snuggled during scary movies and other times. They also want security and stability, instead of a mooch that would live off of them. They want self-sufficient hunks who will lay them nightly and make them feel special somehow. They want guys who can write and drive and stay out of jail. They just want a partner to help deal wih life. Present yourself that way and you will get some, for sure.

A few footnotes about the sites mentioned:

MeetMe is excellent and this blogger has met several women with it. Also doubles as a chat page. BUT they are the only site I've ever come across that actually uses the permission to 'modify/delete SD card contents'. Do not use their app; just make a shortcut to their site unless you want video ads placed onto your SD card weekly. Their tampering with mine scared me so I removed the app and do not recommend it.

PlentyofFish is also very good and makes it easy to find/meet people. You can select what you are seeking, such as dating, marriage, or intimate encounter. You can also filter out people that seek marriage for example, as well as people who list that they use drugs, etc. It works well for the picky ones. Finding people who actually put intimate encounter status works great if you seek sluts. I have also had good luck with this site, and their app is fine. If you consider how many gals sttod me up and/or ditched me on dates from this site though, it's a luittle telling. Maybe POF girls are all skittish?? But- if you ever want to quit the site and delete your profile, you will have to pay them money! You must "upgrade" to do that. Therefore your only option to leave the site freely is to delete your pics and change your profile info accordingly. You cannot leave the fields blank, nor post a few short words. You must write a few sentences per field. On mine I ended up putting a string of random letters until it was long enough for them.

DateHookup is very good as well. Their app works well and they make it easy to search for nearby people. It seems to be a little lesser known but still has lots of members. When you use the 'want to meet' feature on there, you will find that most people do not actually want to make the effort to meet. You are better off just writing to the ones you like. One gal I met on this site drove 100 miles to meet me at a McDonald's. We talked, she seemed to think I was weird, we parted ways. I never heard from her again- and I skipped a Coal Chamber concert for her! So it goes sometimes...However I've met several other great women from here, including one that introduced her whole group of friends to me. Unfortunately, recently scammers have been overtaking the site with fake profiles. Look out for beautiful women with only one picture, who do not accept winks, live 800 to 1,000 miles from you, and seek men 18-82 or so. These are fake and becoming ubiquitous on there.

Mingles, while free and functional, just never got me anything from anyone. It could work, but also does have more than its share of Russian phonies on it. The only messages I've ever received on there were from profiles in Asian countries. It's worth a try, though trying the others first will likely work out for you anyway.

Philanderers.com is frequently mentioned in articles on the net as some kind of paragon of websites for cheaters. Actually though, it does not exist anymore. Other well known sites, such as AFF, cheaters.com, match.com, lavalife, cupid, and zoosk- all are pay only sites. Sure you can join for free and on some sites even send a wink, but communication with another member will require cash. Another site I learned of, fetlife, is also free and is facebook-style in organization. Though it is supposed to be for all fetish lovers, many fetishes are not listed or mentioned at all. (It is seemingly overrun with women wanting to peg men. If you do not know what pegging is, then you don't want to know.) They also have large groups like chatrooms, which were exceedingly rude to me anyway.

As far as using the personals sections on Craigslist, I do not recommend it. This is an area that this blogger has a lot of experience in. It will become a separate post later, but in general, 90% of the ads on there are posted by scamming/spamming sex sites, and 9% are just gay men trying to talk straight guys into first-time blowjobs. The remaining 1% are real women seeking men. How to spot them is another post. Basically, it's a huge waste of time that will fill your mailbox with spam for years.

Occasional searches over the years for other truly free sites have been fruitless. If anyone knows of any, please inform me. By free I mean no fee to pay for anything at all, and ability to contact other members, view their profiles, and write what you want to them without deletion or cost.

Good luck!






(C)james platt2014


Idiocy Decried

Has anyone else noticed a sharp rise over the years in people that are idiots?

By idiot, I mean people who are bullshitters, pathological liars, con artists, and know-it-alls. All of them think they are so cunning and smart that their every word is believed- no matter how outlandish. They spin their yarns, weave their tales of self-aggrandizement, and pretend to know everything about every thing. The whole time they assume you are believing it- hook, line, and sinker...Unfortunately for them, they are actually the opposite of what they believe themselves to be: they are stupid. Do they really think, for example, that they can convince a professional painter that he is mixing his paint wrong? Or get a botanist to believe an oak tree is an elm? Their arrogance compels them to continually spew forth their pretended knowledge, rambling away with their fast-talk nonsense.

It seems there are a few distinct types of idiot bullshitters commingling amongst the masses.

The main type is the con artist. They think they can convince you to buy a bag of ice for the Eskimo Relief Fund. Or more commonly, that they need gas money to get un-stranded. They are thieves and liars- nothing more, and should all be in prison. I personally (used to) know two women who were drug users. They lived for free at the YWCA ( a drugee flophouse) and still needed more cash for their habits. So, they went to the local truck stop and held out a sign: " will work for food. need gas to get home to colorado" . Besides people buying them drinks and snacks all day long, they got their gas tank filled up and also made around 400. PER DAY. Slicker conmen like to put on a suit and give a tale about their daughter's operation in a distant city, but they lost their wallet, etc. A common trick is to mention numerous locales as if they are a local and then say "you know?" frequently as a distraction. In the end you are thinking they are from the area and really asked a church for help but now they just need a few bucks more for gas...I could list many schemes and scams, but trust me- anything someone asks of you is surely a scam to get your money. These creeps think their fast talking and distractive techniques can confuse the local idiot citizens, then steal their money and split.

Another type of idiot bullshitter is the self-aggrandizer. These morons are on an ego trip from hell. They are so insecure and so scared of feeling average, they feel compelled to make sure everyone around them knows that they are super duper special. One person I met claims to know all about black ops, special forces operations, and world politics. Plus he is an expert in hand to hand combat. This is because he was a marine...for two weeks before he dropped out of boot camp. But still... does he really know all the weird stuff he claims? Doubtful. But according to him, he knows all. He knows all about everything, because he has done it all. He is a mechanic, a marine, a sharpshooter, a phycicist, a physiologist, etc. And because his brother got cavities he knows fluoride must be necessary for the rest of the world. And because he shot an elk once at 'a thousand yards', he is a world class marksman. And because his roommate had a point of use water heater, he knows that tankless ones are useless too. And on and on: he knows all because he says he is a genius, because a college teacher supposedly said so. (A community college, but we aren't supposed to know that). Once Mr. Genius-Paragon tried to tell me his telescope is so good you can see the colors of galaxies through it. One word: doppler. .. But hey, it's cool because he is spiritual and we are all morons because he is a shining light of genius...Such a typical example of the self-important Gift to the World type.

The last type of idiot bullshitter is the loon. They are crazy, at least to some degree. So the delusions of grandeur, the paranoia, the cooky conspiracies with no evidence- all tie in with these folks. They believe all kinds of weird things, based upon no evidence. So fluoride isn't bad enough- there has to be a new improved version of it that is even harder to extract than normal??? Yep- the govt. has a new version somehow, though it is chemically impossible: there has to be a conspiracy though right? So buying and using distilled water is not enough, he says. In reality, the only way to really rid water of fluoride is to distill it. And distilled water is hard to find why? Like a fruit loop, the morons make claims that are nonsensical with no backup. All I know is that the water is fluoridated, distilling fixes it, and then all is fine. But the govt. is out to get our brains after all... So is the fluoride freak really a "member" of Anonymous, or does he just imagine it??? Do his ramblings awe anyone or change anyone's mind? Are his thoughts holy or spiritual? Or do his ideas even merit a response? He thinks he is so "spiritual" that he is going to become a god someday. But he lived off his grandma for over two years, all the while whining to his mommy via daily 3-hour phone calls. He thinks he is superior to everyone and treats everyone extremely rudely. Because he is so spiritual. Not. He can go on about a 'censored 80,000 page book' about a comet that the government hid, but has even less 'evidence' about the ficitional fluoride (hard-to-extract govt. version) he dreamed up. Typical loon delusion: they are doing this and that, and I am in danger because??...The Smart Water and other water with electrolytes is evil because the electrolytes are really government made nano-bots...and the news is stupid because he knows it's lies-- because why?...and, and, ad nauseum. Drug addict delusions know no bounds...

It is interesting how all three types seem to invariably be drug addicts. The conmen are usually ex-cons, and how many of them are clean? The ego-trippers are generally on an arrogance ride that makes them think they can handle it, and their drugs are ok- just not others, or how others use them- because they got everything under control with their superior intellect. Then the loons are usually on an array of prescriptions for mental issues, combined with a cornucopia of street drugs. In the examples above, the screwy ex-marine is hooked on pot and percocet. The fluorider is on seroquel, ambien, xanax, pot, hash, and maybe even crank- while continually going from doctor to doctor asking for pain pills.

Another thread that links them is the sheer arrogance they all have. They all think they are so smart, so superior to other people, that they can wander amidst society with a grin on their mugs and their noses in the air; sizing people up and getting whatever they desire out of any victims they so choose. Whether it be money or attention, they seek it out and try to take it from anyone they want. Their self-imagined IQ makes them special in their own little minds. A lot of them really let it go to their heads and start fantasizing that they are superior beings, spiritually advanced, and/or the future king of the world.

Regardless, all three types are moronic cretins that make up crazy nonsense to try and trick people. They hope to get your cash or at least your sympathy and attention. They are lonely, pathetic, fucktards. All of these con artists with mental problems should be locked up in prisons, mental wards, or their own minds as they wander the streets and live in alleys. They are what Blitz and the rest of the band of Overkill were talking about when they wrote the song "Brainfade". It fits them perfectly.

(C) james platt 2014


Coming Undone

Cold, alone, I hang in ruins...

Loneliness is a terrible state and leads to several unsavory maladies such as depression, sorrow, and suicidal tendencies. That's alright though, as long as the person who hurled someone into this state is having a good time. That's how it works when a woman leaves a man these days: the woman is strong, she is brave and independent, she is moving on with her life that the man just must be ruining somehow. So she deserves all the emotional and logistical support she can get in order to do what she wants to- right or wrong she is the female and will always be favored no matter the circumstances. Was she abused somehow, was she cheated on, was she ignored too much, what was wrong? It must have been all those things; that's what men do to women right? And asking the man will only net you lies it is assumed. So to hell with him.

On the other hand, when a man wants to leave a woman he is an evil bastard, leaving her to the dogs with nothing. Her finances will be disrupted, she will have to struggle to find lodging or to pay bills. She might even get upset! So the man is always wrong when he wants to break up with someone; you know men- those cheating abusive dickheads that just use women and then discard them at random times.

Unfortunate in the extreme is the fact that these attitudes are highly prevalent in society at large, and men always become scapegoats for all relationship problems. It matters not if the woman is the one cheating, abusing, blowing the money, or whatever. Male always wrong. 

Case in point: me.

I had been with a girlfriend for close to 6 years. We were close, inseperable, and akin to married. Common-law married even, according to some states. Like all relationships, we got into a rut and became bored with our life. Realizing this, we both tried to revamp things and improve our relationship. It was working. We talked more, we went to more places together (places besides the store, etc.). We seemed happier and things were fine for quite a while.

So, so you think you can tell 
Heaven from Hell, 
Blue skies from pain. 
Can you tell a green field 
From a cold steel rail? 
A smile from a veil? 
Do you think you can tell? 
Did they get you to trade 
Your heroes for your ghosts? 
Hot ashes for trees? 
Hot air for a cool breeze? 
Cold comfort for change? 
And did you exchange 
A walk on part in a war, 
For a lead role in a cage? 

How I wish, how I wish you were here. 
We’re just two lost souls 
Swimming in a fish bowl, 
Year after year, 
Running over the same old ground. 
What have we found? 
The same old fears. Wish you were here.+ 

One day we were planning to go to see my mom who lives 100 miles from us. At the last minute, she said she had a backache and a headache so she did not want to go. I did not believe her and was annoyed she didn't want to see my mom again. I told her I didn't believe it. I then said jokingly, ' for all I know you might move out and be gone when I get back,'. She said, 'you're right, and it's happening right now.'. I looked at her in shock as she was so serious. A few seconds later, there was a knock at the door. Surprise- over a dozen of her relatives had swarmed to town to help her move out. Only a few of the females came into the house, as the men were apparently too afraid I would attack them. (Perhaps I should have). I tried to talk to her, I tried to reason, I begged for an explanation. Her words were bullshit; nonsense. She had no reason, she was just doing this and that was that. The sheer cowardliness of the plan to move out when I went to my mom's for the day was telling. She sure did not want this confrontation with me. She was unprepared and had no explanation in mind. She said she planned to leave me an email. What would she have written? I never found out- as a matter of fact I had to bother her via texts and facebook messages for two weeks straight before I even got a letter from her. Her response was little more than garbled hand-wringing excuses and cherry picked incidents of where I hurt her feelings a few times over the years. It was not really a reply to my queries of why. A more recent talk with her netted the info that she was stressed and we argued without words. Not kiddding...

So what did I do to deserve this walkout? I racked my brain with this question for a long time. I never abused her at all, nor any woman ever. I didn't cheat on her. I am not some alcoholic nor a drug addict. I had been bending over backwards to pay her lots of attention and improve our life. She was in charge, and I was the servant of all her whims. I worshipped her and she knew it. So can she really make me out to be some typical bum/loafer type that lives off his old lady in some tv style stereotypical way? I don't see how. So what was the real reason she left me?

When I'm all alone 
And no one else is there 
Waiting by the phone 
To remind me I'm still here 
When shadows paint the scenes 
Where spotlights used to fall 
And I'm left wondering 
Is it really worth it all?*

Her relatives had a lot to do with it. Her dad did not like me because I was out of work off and on- nevermind the fact that when I did have work it paid well and I caught us up on everything, sharing my money freely with her. Her stepmom didn't like me because she thought I wasn't religious enough. A bible thumper herself, she was very concerned about the brooms hung over my doorways. This old tradition is equivalent to hanging up a horseshoe and has nothing to do with her satan complex. She never had the guts to ask though and just let her imagination run wild. Meanwhile her little sis recently broke up with her fiance and egged her on about how great single life is. The little sis is a sweet gal but not exactly good for advising others on social issues, as she is young, inexperienced, and immature. Her cousin who she was so close to also encouraged the breakup, as she hadn't had a boyfriend in about 10 years. 41 year olds living with mom are known to give out great advice after all- especially ones who revel in phony hypochondriacal mental issues to get attention. The whole lot of them sucked up the attitudes mentioned at the beginning of this diatribe, and since they are a fractured family they jump on any chance to prove they are a close family. I've seen it before: divorces, steps and halves, adopted and sort of relation, the great step-grandpa by marriage and the sort-of-sister that isn't really related at all, and so on, ad nauseum. Fractured families cling to pseudo-relatives and sort-of affiliations to feel like they are really close after all. In the end it's all a pitiful farce. So the unit of 'relatives' banded together to help out the pitiful female relative who needed help leaving her evil male figure. Despite all the family hype, I was never accepted by them due to my lack of bible waving. Not one had the decency or respect for me, or respect for all I had done for her, to let me know something was amiss. No one said, 'hey, she is unhappy- you need to talk to her,' or anything like that. They all talked and schemed behind my back and planned out the great escape from Evil Broom Guy. Most of all though it was due to one other person.

Enter the gorgon...

pic by dark reaper 12

What if you did? 
What if you lied? 
What if I avenge? 
What if eye for an eye?* 

That thing that was born of an illicit affair in this fractured family, lived in different households than its sisters for most of its life and was pretty much little known and less liked by the rest of the clan. She was a name; not in the loop of relatives who play the close knit family game. During the time she did live with my ex, her half sister, she abused her sister so bad it bordered on abuse and child mental problems- according to others who told me about their upbringings with her. In later years she accused her stepdad, my ex's dad, of molesting her. No one in the family believed it at all and there was no evidence, and no one was ever charged. I don't believe it either. My ex hated her for this. Later on, she became an alcoholic and went overboard wrecking cars and so on, having extreme mood swings and driving all around her batty. Then she found the bible and stopped drinking, only to enroll in college and develop an extreme arrogance. She was so stuck up it wasn't even funny. After all- she lived in Dunwoody- a posh part of Atlanta, and she was in college too. She got a credit card and bought some fancy furniture with it, and also zipped around the city in a little Honda with ghetto accessories on it. So when we stayed with their mom for a few months in another area of the Atlanta metro, she couldn't resist nosing in. She took us out to a restaurant one day to tell us how we were messing up their mom's house too much and needed to clean it. How we were responsible for 20 years of smoking residue in a closed up house is beyond me. Once we moved from there, my ex was glad to be out of there and away from her half sister.

Then when their mom was dying later she went down there to see her. She stayed a couple weeks and allegedly did a lot of talking with the halfsis. She also could have been seeing her ex that lived down there and is a brother of her best friend, but hey I 'm not accusing anything here. When she returned all was well and I never mentioned her ex.

A couple years later her halfsis had a crisis. She was drinking again and driving everyone nuts again. She quit her job and was 'suicidal'. She lied about where she was calling from and seemed to be playing games with us. But the family code kicked in, you know- that mafioso type crap that says to help everyone remotely blood related no matter how bad they've fucked you in the past. So they hatched a plan to have my ex go get her and transport her up to an aunt's house in our state.(She incessantly bitched about her hosts, hating her cousin and dissing her aunt and uncle, and also blaming them for her dog getting run over. Her free room and board just wasn't enough to satisfy her apparently.) She was going to start over. Fine, we all deserve second chances right? We borrowed a trailer from the man she had accused of molesting her, which I put my tires onto at my expense and also rewired. I then adapted it to fit my truck and got the rig ready. I aided the plan without complaint and she really could not have come up here without all my help that no one ever thanked me for. (Coulda, woulda, shoulda: I will kick myself forever for that one...). This time the ex stayed a week. Why it took a week to load a trailer I am still unclear on, but hey I'm just an evil male so who am I to question how long it takes two people to load a freaking pickup box trailer? Regardless, after it was all done with, the halfsis started dropping in on the weekends. This was also thanks to me giving permission for her to sleep in my recliner next to our bed, as this was asked of me and seemed to be an impediment to the planned visits until I assured them it would be okay. Yet another mistake I made...

The ungrateful bitch used the time to go to great pains to break us up. She had to be chauffered around town to look at every house they ever lived in since they were 2 years old, to reminisce and so on- allegedly. The short time they lived together when kids and few houses they shared should have made this task an hour long max, but it somehow took all weekend- for three weekends in a row. The bitch wouldn't speak to me, she just wanted to get my ex out of the house/away from me- asap, and keep her gone as long as she could. The 'but this is my SISTER' argument wore thin very quickly. I wanted to know where they were going, I wanted to know when she was returning, I wanted to talk to her too. A few times I also wanted something to eat, as she conveniently stopped buying groceries and I had nothing at home at all while she sat on her entire check. Asking for supper made me an interfering asshole, according to them. This, while they went out to eat at restaurants. Funny how she refused to go anywhere at all with me after her halfsis moved to our state, trashing our successful ongoing plan to go out more; and then, she would only go places with miss gorgon: the mall, lakes, restaurants, roadtrips, country drives, etc. etc. While I sat at home alone and hungry. And I was painted as the bad guy.

What if your words could be judged like a crime?*

Suddenly she announced one day that the halfsis was not coming up the next weekend. I was elated. We went to the park, hung out, got along excellent. We talked about her and agreed to compromise on some issues. It was all good. Saturday night she bought me a 12 pack of a new expensive kind of beer (so much for her later complaints that I was an alkie). We got drunk and I will spare ye the details. Suffice it to say we got along great. Next morning, she bails on the mom trip and is moving out. So the whole thing was a deception. She tricked me into thinking we were alright. The plan to sneak out was foiled at least: she was forced to see how upset I was as she screwed me over.

I was left with 2 weeks to find a job, make enough money to pay the rent, put all the utilities in my name, buy some food, and everything else. She did give me a hundred dollars for my and the cat's prescriptions, I will admit. But the remaining eleven dollars I had in my pocket was not going to cut it. It was a recipe for homelessness and she had to know it. She cared so little about me and the cats that she chose to leave us high and dry, knowing full well we would end up living in the cab of my pickup. I was so screwed, it boggles the mind. I am not an idiot though, and used the only thing I had to keep my pets in a house: my mind.

Surviving the Sorrow...

I barely managed to keep the place and its utilities. Surely a disappointment to her and the gorgon, but I did what I had to do and made it work. Now, four months later, I am not loaded but making it, living alone. I got ocassional texts from her reminding me she was alive; little more. Then she blocked me on facebook and completely ignored me on texts and calls. I was not harassing her at all- maybe one communication per week was attempted. But my last letter to her must have struck a nerve; there must be something she just cannot answer without admitting she was wrong or feeling the guilt. She has been instructed to move on by Gorgon, and so she is... And so the woman won her struggle for freedom from Evil Broom Man. I hope they are all proud of themselves. It's not every day you get to play a role in wrecking a long term relationship which was at its peak no less.

Every Rose has its thorn, that thorn being a weakness for familial meddling. So I do not fight for her, as the old saying applies: if you love something set it free- if it returns it has always loved you, if it doesn't its family has brainwashed it and zombification has ocurred.

I can't find the rhyme in all my reason 
I've lost sense of time and all seasons 
I feel I've been beaten down 
By the words of women who have no grounds 
I can't sleep beneath the trees of wisdom 
When your ax has cut the roots that feed them 
Forked tongues in bitter mouths 
Can drive a man to bleed from inside out* 

Interlude credits: 
Pink Floyd + 

 © james platt 2012


Lack of Thinking- Greatest Mystery of All

Mysteries titillate the masses. Virtually everything about the so-called paranormal, the ancient times, and modern day happenings involving rudimentary physics seems to be a mystery.

Unsolved, unsolvable, fascinating, astounding, fantastic; ad nauseum.

Several of these mysteries are actually tied together and have one explanation. Allow me to burst the bubble of wonder regarding that. The pyramids, obelisks, stonehenge, Easter Island, coral castle, Tiahuanaco, and similar sites worldwide were all built by the same techniques.

First one must ponder why it is so hard for most to grasp how they were built. Indeed, it is true that many of the stones comprising these monuments weigh up to 30 tons apiece. And we all assume that people thousands of years ago did not have access to cranes, electricity, or any other equipment we would use now to construct similar structures. Therefore it was impossible. And, an ongoing stream of puffy talking head so-called scientists are constantly making appearances on documentaries in which they act completely befuddled by these marvels. They constantly claim they just cannot understand how they were built, and certainly could not build them now- even with modern equipment, math, and science. This so convinces the general public that they find themselves trying to figure out some other way it could have been done. After all, the structures are really there.

Enter the explainers. On one hand, there are pseudo-science self-appointed pearls of wisdom with their own degrees and titles. These buffoons pass down their unprovable and illogical crackpot theories and call themselves 'branches of science'. They include 'egyptologists', 'astronomers', 'theoretical physicists', and 'astrologers', to name a few. Their theories and even their alleged facts are consistently disproven as inherently illogical, unprovable, and at best  constitute inverse physics. Then on the other hand, are the anti-science aggrandizement seekers who offer explanations that tap into peoples' general distrust of 'modern' science. They say religious entities assisted in the construction. Or aliens. Or ancient giants. And a lot of people buy it. Since none of these subjects are provable they are also not unprovable really- just fodder for the imagination.

Nevermind the obvious....all past theories of pseudo-scientists have been consistently proven to be impossible, aliens have better things to do than fly to other planets and construct giant rock decorations, and fabled giants are not physically possible as human anatomy cannot function beyond a certain size. Besides ignoring these inconvenient facts, why then do people buy into non-mysteries?

Arrogance. Since virtually all modern day humans assume that ancient humans were inherently stupid, then it never occurs to anyone that the ancients could have figured out how to build something big. This is why aliens must have helped, they steadfastly insist.

Fortunately for the open-minded, other sciences have also been shown to be consistently wrong. No one really knows how old anything is, or how long any species has been wandering this planet. It is all guesswork. So when a human skull was found embedded in between two coal layers once, it was consternating for geologists: This meant a human was in existence 280 million years ago! So are geologists wrong about how long it takes to form coal, or are anthropologists wrong about how long humans have existed? One of them sure is, or perhaps both. (Or of course, a hoax is afoot and everyone takes it at face value for their own amusement.)

How this all relates to pyramids et al, is that the proclaimers of wisdom about ancient structures are continuously disproven, which opens the door for more wild speculations. In the meantime, human arrogance and ignorance reign.

Just how stupid were our ancestors? Can you even come close to passing this 8th grade rural school exam from 1895? At least read the questions and the small paragraph below it. (Note: the tiny part of the article that is not quoted has a spelling error!). Schools teach less all the time and people depend more and more upon technology to think for them. If all of the IT professionals and engineers were to retire in mass and move to an island, civilization as we know it would collapse in short order. Our ancestors did a lot more thinking and problem solving than we ever will, and if a time machine were to bring some of them here, they would be the smartest gang of engineers ever seen. Take that premise back hundreds and then even thousands of years. They obviously did not have cranes, but there is some evidence they discovered electricity and knew how to harness it. Electricity or not, perhaps they used their advanced thinking intellect to solve real world problems that were important to them.

Instead, everyone assumes they were wandering around in animal skins, dragging clubs and grunting. More likely is a vision of them inventing simple but useful tools like compasses, astrolabes, sextons, rulers, and trigonometric equations. Little to no technology, steel, or factories are needed for these things- just a lot of human brainage, which was available to the ancients as well.

So how did they build these giant, heavy structures then? The Greeks, the supposed pre-geniuses of our era, routinely credited the Egyptians in their writings for their knowledge and math skills. So maybe the Egyptians used intellect. How absurd in the extreme that people today assume they enslaved hundreds of thousands of people to pull rocks on ropes up giant circular ramps. The equipment they used, as evidenced by actual physical artifacts found as well as hieroglyphs and drawings, included: boats, roads, ropes, water levels, sleds, rollers, pulleys and tripods, and; competing, named teams of specialty workers. Realistic calculations of human horsepower with ropes and pulleys estimate that only a thousand workers could have built one of the great pyramids in 25 years. So ten thousand could have done it in 2 1/2 years. If it is true there were 100,000 slaves, then that would mean 3 months...

Also noteworthy is that the main component of the Egyptian structures- limestone, and the main component of the Easter Island statues- porous volcanic rock, is easily cut and formed. It is also possible to pulverize limestone and reconstitute it with water, creating concrete. Concrete can be poured into forms- hence the seams that a piece of paper or razor will not fit in between- maybe they are not seams at all but lines scratched in like modern masons do to sidewalks and driveways. Poured or not, cutting and moving large stones is by no means impossible. Video below is about the doings of a common man with a logical mind. See his site linked below.

Another interesting achievement was in Florida: the coral castle construct. That man may have used Egyptian style stone moving techniques only, and placed magnets and wire coils around to throw people off of his secret construction techniques. He may also have used Tesla based methods to move the stones. If so, it is unlikely he actually floated them like balloons with a ley-line associated field as postulated in the video below. It is more likely he would have attached large magnets to the stones and to the ground, and then flipped them over. The opposing magnets would float them enough to maneuver them around. Either way, the place is impressive and proves that modern man can build big things too if he does a little thinking.

The greatest mystery seems to be why so many people prefer to be awestruck than to try and solve unknowns. Boggles the mind, doesn't it?

Related Links:

Poured concrete theory established by MIT

Modern day megalith mover

Lots of info on Tesla

Coral Castle

Pyramidal Functions and egyptologist disproofs

Book worth reading - ancient mysteries

(C) james platt 2012