Supremacy

What makes one culture better than another?

SparkThe word supremacy means “to be supreme” or “better than others”. If instead of declaring supremacy, what if someone is simply declaring the uniqueness. For example, there are replete examples of declarations of the uniqueness of Hispanic or African-America culture yet no one assumes this declaration is advocating a supremacy. So, why can’t “white” people also declare their unique culture without being labeled white supremacists?
Rather, it is actually insulting to a person of any culture to act like there is a monolithic, stereotypical representation. Hispanics are so classified even though this includes cultures so disparate that there is little comparison. Someone’s historical and culture influence may be radically different than someone from Columbia or Catalonia yet because of a shared common language they are grouped as “Hispanics” or more accurately; “Latinos”. This does a great disservice to the uniqueness of each of these cultures. READ Supremacy about Supremacy

The Singularity

The Singularity will either make most life subservient or it will eradicate it.

SparkIt will not be an apocalyptic planet overran by revolutionary apes but rather the quiet subsuming of humanity by adaptive computer programs. Perhaps not so much tangible robots with a familiar human form except for glowing red eyes. But imagine a day when adaptive computer programs like DeepMind/Google’s AlphaGo Zero makes the leap from operating on circuit boards and microchips to being able to infuse itself into the essence of all living things. What that essence is, not even the great philosopher, theologians or scientists know but that essence is what makes life alive. If and when a computer program could use molecular conduits and living cells to conduct itself within living things, this computer program could then replicate into other living organisms. READ The Singularity about The Singularity

Why Americans have guns

The real reason Americans like to own guns

#gun

People from other countries and even American citizens; especially indoctrinated Democrats often are confused why regular Americans have guns. In so many countries, only the "authorities" are allowed to have guns. Only the military and maybe the police. It seems illogical and even crazy to these people that a citizen would have a gun. Okay, okay; some of these people will argue that maybe a person can have a gun for hunting but that should be restricted to hunting clubs where the guns are controlled and regulated to the club and not allowed in individual homes.

Further, the arguments against owning guns is that we no longer live like they did at America's founding. We're not running around in the wilderness. People don't need an AR-15 to hunt rabbits. There is no reason to have anything more powerful than a shotgun (Joe Biden's argument).
READ Why Americans have guns about Why Americans have guns

#TakeAKnee Protest

Protesting protesting

#takeaknee

In September 2017 members of the NFL; National Football League protested by kneeling on one knee during the playing of the National Anthem. Although originally precipitated by player Colin Kaepernick as a protest against "oppression of people of color", the September protest was exacerbated when U.S. President Donald Trump made a passing comment at a rally in Alabama.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners say, when somebody disrespects our flag; 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired.'" -- Trump

READ #TakeAKnee Protest about #TakeAKnee Protest

Free Future

Imagine a time when you don't have to do anything so that you can do anything.

Automation of everything

For awhile now I've been envisioning a future where no one will have to work. No one will have to pay for anything. No one will have to do anything so that they are free to do anything. I have been imagining a fully automated future where everything we need is produced by machines, or robots that also make and repair themselves. In this kind of world we would no longer require money since all things would be automated; building of housing, transportation, food planting, cultivation, and processing, healthcare. The essentials of life would be free for everyone without the burden of taxing anyone. There would be no more need for politicians to cause division by class envy and warfare since in essence there would be no more socio-economic classes. There would be no need for wealth redistribution since wealth would be meaningless, not because of some socialist utopia but because of a realized opulence for all. READ Free Future about Free Future

Tearing Down Monuments

If we really want to get rid of all vestiges of racism then...

Democratic Party is a monumental racism

If we're serious about tearing down all reminders and symbols of America's racist past, we should consider ridding ourselves of the biggest monument of all to racism; the Democratic Party. We cannot say things like "that was a long time ago" or the party has since changed. The Democratic Party quite literally created the KKK and imposed the discriminatory Jim Crow laws on black Americans for over 150 years. The Democratic Party has been the most racist and longest racist and most recent racist symbol in American history, yet most people have never been taught that history.

If the purpose of tearing down all the Confederate monuments is to remove all memory and exaltation of a racist symbol of America's past; then the first monument that people should tie a rope around and tear down is the Democratic Party. It is not a "changed" party since in 1924, its national convention was basically a Klan rally. Since in 1964 its president Lyndon Johnson was still calling black Americans "niggers". Since in 2008, a cadre of Democratic politicians lined up to insult Barack Obama by calling him the first "clean" African-American presidential candidate with "no negro dialect" Since in 2016, Hillary Clinton told a group of black Americans that if they wouldn't listen to her then "she'd only talk to white people"-- What's all that supposed to mean?

READ Tearing Down Monuments about Tearing Down Monuments

Excel Breakthroughs

Excel concepts that can improve your life...maybe.

Repeal and replace socialism

After 25+ years of developing Excel-based solutions, I've developed 3 workbooks that can really help in many industries. While I have primarily worked in the logistics industry, these workbooks can be applied to many other industries. The following is a description of these 3 workbooks. Let me know if you need further assistance. The 3 workbooks are contained in a compressed zip folder with no advertisements and no other files, such as viruses or spyware. The VBA code is all sheet-based and is completely viewable.

1. easycalc - Matrix-based calculator sheet used to calculate charges, rates.

2. importer_copier 20170614 - Duel-workbook importer/copier, data combiner.
3. Workbook-based Database Form 20170803 - Make a sheet-based form and pull/save data from/to another sheet.

READ Excel Breakthroughs about Excel Breakthroughs>

Healthcare For Americans

A healthcare bill everyone can support.

Repeal and replace socialism

THE PROPOSAL

Typically bills such as a healthcare bill is sponsored by one or more congresspersons. The congresspersons need not be the actual author of the bill. Any American may draft a bill and submit it to be sponsored by someone in congress. The proposed bill is referred to one or multiple committees or subcommittees based on the context of the bill. Here, the proposed bill could be "killed in committee" and never make it for a full vote. It's possible that proposal isn't even addressed by the committee. If a committee addresses a proposal, they will usually review and hold "hearings" with supposed experts on the content of the proposal.


The proposal may be "marked up" or have changes made to it in subcommittee or committee. If it moves on, it will be placed on legislative "calendars" for a "floor" vote by the full Congress or Senate. This is the reason we often hear that Congress or Senate adjourns session (goes home) before it completes voting on all of the items on the calendar.

READ Healthcare For Americans about Healthcare For Americans

Why No One Should be a Democrat

Examining the true racist history of the Democratic Party

Actual Democrat Party campaign poster

When engaging in discussions about which American political party is more racist, people often do not realize that the Democratic Party literally created the KKK and imposed the discriminatory Jim Crow segragation laws on black Americans for over 150 years. (refs: http://www.history.com/topics/ku-klux-klan & http://www.theacru.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ACRU-jim-cro...) But if you bring this up to most Democrats, they will claim that those things were a long time ago; as if their ideological roots don't matter. Worse yet, Democrats may claim that the Democratic Party is a different party than the party that instituted those racist programs. They make up some imaginary party called the "Dixiecrats". Further, leftist professors have indoctrinated some people into believing the Republican Party switched places with the Democratic Party and is somehow responsible for the racist history in America. READ Why No One Should be a Democrat about Why No One Should be a Democrat

Christian Who Cares

Who cares if you're a Christian?

United States

If modern Christianity had any effectiveness, Bill Clinton would have been hauled out of the White House after he admitted to adultery in the Oval Office. And Donald Trump would have never been elected president in 2016 for being a twice divorcee...and I voted for Trump. But the moral mettle of Christianity isn't based on how it affects governments since after all, John the Baptist had his head lopped off for opposing a king's divorce. The corruption of government has been timeless but where Christianity fails today is its influence on the culture where it resides. Historically, Christianity has permeated the culture; making converts of the population not via threat of violence such as Islam does, but through debate and example. People wanted to be Christians because of the superiority of the argument. But modern Christianity thinks it shouldn't engage culture. It is the false and unbiblical "judge not lest thy be judged" mentality that allows "pastors" to openly declare they welcome homosexuals into the congregation or even be homosexual themselves. Modern Christianity is a social club meeting on Sundays and sometimes on Wednesdays with an occasional "revival" fun fair just to get some project funded. Okay, maybe I'm being too rough, but really Christianity has become a joke. READ Christian Who Cares about Christian Who Cares

USA Independence

Why America is Different than all other countries.

United States

With all the talk of how the world will laugh at or hate America unless it becomes more like the rest of the world, it is important at the time of our independence celebration to re-enlighten the world how and why America's history is so different. I know the mere assertion of the difference of America triggers many America-haters into a froth mouthed frenzy. READ USA Independence about USA Independence

Why Republican Politicians are Ridiculed

Are Republican presidents dumber than Democrats?

Elephants and Donkeys

"The illustrious Deal maker Trump has continued during the last week to make a fool of himself and to mortify and shame the intelligent people of this great nation. His speeches have demonstrated the fact that although originally a Herculean businessman and more lately a whimsical story teller and side splitter, he is no more capable of becoming a statesman, nay, even a moderate one, than the braying ass can become a noble lion. People now marvel how it came to pass that Mr. Trump should have been selected as the representative man of any party. His weak, wishy-washy, namby-pamby efforts, imbecile in matter, disgusting in manner, have made us the laughing stock of the whole world. The European powers will despise us because we have no better material out of which to make a President. The truth is, Trump is only a moderate real-estate mogul and in the larger cities of the Union could pass for no more than a facetious pettifogger. Take him from his vocation and he loses even these small characteristics and indulges in simple twaddle which would disgrace a well bred school boy." – (ref) READ Why Republican Politicians are Ridiculed about Why Republican Politicians are Ridiculed

The Divisive Party

What if the Democratic Party was banned? Would the world be a better place?

Breaking News

There is one U.S. political party that has proven that its main mode of operation is to provoke people into action by pitting one group against another. They seek to divide people over gender, race, economic situation or any other status they can create or highlight. They claim they are advocates of equality but they are more concerned about the equality between groups rather than the equality of the individual person. America was founded on the primacy of the individual and the rights of the individual over any group or class of people.

READ The Divisive Party about The Divisive Party

American Middle Finger

Did America just flip off the entire world?

Between the line

On June 1st 2017, United States president, Donald Trump pulled America out of the Paris Climate Change Accord; noting its potential to be like many other international accords and treaties that actually harm American sovereignty and liberty. This action has roiled many socialistic countries and their socialist supporters in the U.S. They claim it is like America is giving the middle finger to the rest of the world. You know what? That is exactly what we're doing. We've been doing that since our very founding. The original settlers to America gave the middle finger to the countries that tried to limit their freedom. The first Americans gave the middle finger to the way things have alwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaays been done, and we did it differently. We gave a big middle finger to the rest of the world when we decided to have a free nation governed as a Republic with an elected president instead of all the monarchies that existed at that time. Then, when we began to trade with the Europeans and our trade ships were being raided by Muslim pirates, we found out that had be going on for nearly 200 years and the Europeans kept paying the "radical Islamic terrorists" ransom money; again Americans gave the Europeans and the Muslims the middle finger. We decided we weren't going to keep paying the ransom so we kicked the Muslim's asses until they stopped. Oooops, were we supposed to do things the way things have alwaaaaaays been done?
READ American Middle Finger about American Middle Finger

The Russians Are Coming!

America's love-hate relationship with Russia and Communism

Russian flag

With all the talk of Russian interference in U.S. elections and supposed collusion and spying, you'd think we were back in the midst of the U.S.-Soviet Cold War. But the interesting thing for any student of history is that it seems when the Democratic Party is in control, communist and former communist countries like Cuba, Russia and China are cool. It is only when the Republican Party (and specifically Donald Trump) are at the wheel when Democrats suddenly see any friendly move toward the Russians as evidence of everything from collusion to being an agent or puppet of Putin. The reality is, during Barack Obama's administration, the outreach to Russia included Hillary Clinton with a plastic "reset" button given to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Vice president Joe Biden even said:

"All of us, we all invested in a type of Russia we hoped -— and still hope -— will emerge one day: a Russia integrated into the world economy; more prosperous, more invested in the international order." (source)


READ The Russians Are Coming! about The Russians Are Coming!

Who Killed The Most People?

Have religious or political ideas killed more people in history?

Religion vs Politics

When it comes to murder...yeah, that's how I'm starting this article...but when it comes to murder we often think of Nazis or notions of religions persecuting and killing people throughout history. Even now, the last resort of a debater on Facebook is to label someone as a Nazi. That'll show them. Or even better, if you ever run for president of the United States you can try to win the campaign by claiming your opponent and all of his or her supporters are Nazis, neo-Nazis, and racists, even if it's not true. You should win hands down. Here's the part where some snooty elitist gets all offended, claiming I'm making light of the suffering of millions of people. READ Who Killed The Most People? about Who Killed The Most People?

Indoctrination 2.0

How Alexa , Google Home and other devices will influence your views

Propaganda in the next generation

With the debut of Fox News in 1996 and the advent of the Internet, the educational and cultural monopoly of the mainstream American media has been significantly diminished. While the established American media may deny it, it has effectively cultivated an indoctrinating and propagandizing influence over the American population from the formation of the United States until the mid 1990s. This indoctrination is evident in how all the major networks report with the same bias to the point of their staff often repeating narratives exactly from one network to another. Further, beyond news media, media in the form of late night talk shows, Hollywood movies and television series often repeat the same socialistic, multiculturistic narratives while presenting opposition to socialist and multiculturistic ideas as narrow minded or bigoted. This shaming of alternative views acts as an indoctrination that stifles opposition. This same propagandizing permeates even public schooling and especially college and university level learning. READ Indoctrination 2.0 about Indoctrination 2.0

EasyCalc for Excel

Imagine an Excel sheet that can easily calculate a rate matrix.

Rate matrix calculation

During my 15 plus years in the logistics and freight forwarding industry I have had to learn how to read rate tariffs or rate matrices for invoicing and auditing purposes. I have sought to apply my two principles of life to this process, which are:

Make more efficient.

Make more accurate.


While the second isn't really grammatically correct since something is either accurate or it isn't, I hope the reader will forgive my little flub. To this end I have been working on ways to interact with Excel-based rate tariffs. After years of custom designing calculators to fit specific matrices and often to the point that they worked great but weren't easily portable to another rate sheet, I've finally developed a worksheet-based calculator that will work with FCL, LCL, AIR, and even consol shipments. In reality, the calculators can be used for anything you want to calculate, not just logistics. The calculators are completely portable and allow the user to easily move it to any other workbook and still work as designed.
READ EasyCalc for Excel about EasyCalc for Excel

Humans: A Technical Manual for Aliens

Everything extraterrestrials need to know about humans before visiting planet Earth

Human Manual

Whether you are coming from Proxima b or one of the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets or LHS 1140b Earth may seem like an exotic fantasy; I mean really? Life on another planet? If you decide to venture to the Milky Way, be careful of the debris in the orbit around the planet Earth. You should especially avoid the KH-9 Hexagon satellite. On approach to the planet, you should find a remote island away from population centers as your landing and base of operations. Do not go near any farm fields especially on the land mass called England.

You will need to consider how you plan on blending in, as humans are a very hostile species. You could disguise yourself as an actual human or any of the many other lifeforms on the planet. Just be aware that almost all other forms of life are often eaten by the humans; and sometimes humans eat other humans. So, if you want to have a successful excursion you should plan well for safety.

READ Humans: A Technical Manual for Aliens about Humans: A Technical Manual for Aliens

100 Days Later

Has Trump accomplished anything in his first 100 days?

Trump's promises

President Trump's 100th day is on April 29, 2017. Like all politicians, he has made pledges or promises he planned to enact and especially within the first 100 days of his administration. The number one pledge was to bring a sense of American pride back into focus, or as he phrased it in his campaign slogan; Make America great again. There has been incidental positives simply by Trump being president. The financial markets initially improved on the prospect of a pro-business capitalist president in comparison to the wealth redistributing socialist lite during Barack Obama's administration.

READ 100 Days Later about 100 Days Later

Kutools vs XLSuperTool

Getting the most out of Excel. XLSuperTool vs Kutools

Excel Add-in

Kutools is an add-in for Microsoft Excel which gives Excel over 200 powerful new features like; real-time currency conversion, cell content comparison, in-cell data encryption and more. (Bail now if this sounds too nerdy) Kutools for Excel can be downloaded from its Chinese maker, ExtendOffice.com which offers the add-in for a free 60 day trial and $39.00 after.

XLSuperTool is NOT an add-in but a stand-alone workbook with over 50 powerful new features like; real-time currency conversion, cell content comparison, in-cell data encryption and more. (How’s that for unbiased comparison?) XLSuperTool was designed by RoderickE (me) over the course of 5 years, incorporating over 20 years of Excel use. It’s main features were developed to meet efficiency needs in the logistics/goods transportation industry, so many of the “tools” are geared for that. XLSuperTool can be downloaded from its USA maker, XLSuperTool for FREE for all time. Why? Because I don’t want to see people struggling with simple Excel processes. If you like the product, please consider thanking me here or by hiring me for larger projects here. Thanks READ Kutools vs XLSuperTool about Kutools vs XLSuperTool

Participating in the Delusion

At some point in your life you will conclude that everything is merely a delusion or representation of fleeting ideas.

Truman Show

The opening statement is not meant to be negative or fatalistic but rather realistic. The reality of our lives is that not many of us are that important to the grand scheme of things, despite being told all our lives that each of us is “special” or “unique”. Most people live life in a rather predictable and unremarkable manner. We repeat this process generation after generation. Sure, we’re important to our immediate family but so is everyone else. Knowing and acknowledging this helps put everything into perspective. This is what I mean by participating in the delusion. It is when people either deny or don’t understand this role they are playing, that life often comes crushing down.
READ Participating in the Delusion about Participating in the Delusion

If You Were President

What would you do if you were the president of the United States of America?

USseal

During 2015-2016 I waged an experimental citizen for president campaign. I understood the reality of the situation and that I’d never be president…but what if an average citizen actually did get elected? How would we govern? What are some of the first things we would do? What could we legally do? How would we approach current issues?
READ If You Were President about If You Were President

Everything is a Thing

Everything is a child or attribute of something else.

All

Everything is merely a smaller part of a greater thing; that is, it is an attribute or property of something else. In computer programming this is called Object-base. An object has properties that can be set or changed. For example, the screen on which you are reading this has properties such as width, height, contrast, tint, brightness pixel ratio among many other attributes. Some of these attributes are only readable and cannot be changed or written. In a more complex example, think of a human being. Some of our properties or attributes are: gender, age, race, height, eye color. With DNA mapping, some of these properties may move from being only readable to writeable properties. Everything is a thing of some other thing of some other thing and on and on.
READ Everything is a Thing about Everything is a Thing

Your Money

How much money do you really get to keep and take home?

Coin toss

In the United States of America, the very founding of our nation was precipitated on freedom from excessive taxation. The original idea of America was that the government was supposed to be very small and non-intrusive. Taxation was only going to be for the most necessary things to support the "Common Welfare" of the citizens. In fact, not until 1913 did the Federal Government begin to permanently collect income taxes. Before that, roads, schools, hospitals and all the other things that clamor for our tax dollars fended for themselves via other means.

You will be surprised if not shocked how little of $1 dollar you actually get to keep.
READ Your Money about Your Money

Everyone VS You

Are you your own person or are you defined by your membership with some group?

Group-think

We want to think of ourselves as independent individuals, to be judged or assessed on our own merits, but if we present our group affiliation before anything else then that is how people will see us. If we first tell people about our race or our nationality or our religion then that is who we are before we are an individual human. Further, when it comes to your identity as an individual you will not only have those attributes you purposely project but other people will impose definitions on you. How do you present yourself as a true individual?
READ Everyone VS You about Everyone VS You

What Your Facebook Activity Says About You

Does your Facebook activity reveal what type of person you are?

Facebook reveals

What if by clicking that like button you are saying more about yourself than you know? In fact you are. University of Cambridge researcher Michal Kosinski used his Psychometrics studies to develop an analytic of a person's Facebook activity. From your likes he can predict your gender, your femininity or masculinity level, marital status among other things.
READ What Your Facebook Activity Says About You about What Your Facebook Activity Says About You

Four Years After Trump

Will America, or more specifically Democrats survive four years of Trump? Yes, yes you will.

Surviving Trump

During every party change of the American presidency, the losing party seems so distraught as unable to go on, but with Donald Trump's election a new manifestation of grief from leftists seems to be showing. They seem unable to come to terms that not only did he win, but he is doing exactly what he said he'd do.
READ Four Years After Trump about Four Years After Trump

To the Land of the Infidels: U.S. Immigration Issue

Why do people who hate the ideas of America, capitalism and freedom get upset when they are banned from coming to America?

Infidels

During the first week of U.S. president Donald Trump's administration he issued an entry ban for people from several predominantly Muslim countries where ISIS and other Islamic terrorists have been known to originate. This caused quite a backlash from American Democrats and other anti-American leftists.
READ To the Land of the Infidels: U.S. Immigration Issue about To the Land of the Infidels: U.S. Immigration Issue

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