Monday, August 31, 2015



A modern Leeloo?
Temecula, CA – Not sure if I will catch hell for this opinion but with the comments raging against Miley flashing her young breasts to the audience during the week of Burning Man, a clothing optional art event [yes, I've been], it is killer and keeps MTV's VMAs Show at the top of headlines. Living in the world's greatest hypocrisy is awesome.

Back in the day when MTV was young, I worked for COX Cable in the customer service department. Daily we would get a call or two about MTV and the videos they showed when it was music television. It was always mothers, since in those days a man could still work a single job and support a family. The complaint was always the same whine, “Can't you do something about that channel?”

I took pleasure in delivering a planned five minute lesson explaining how each video was a mini play, involving various aspects, some political, some whimsical, and some factual [concert footage], all set to music. I'd remind them that opera is violence and heartbreak set to music since someone always dies by the time the fat lady sings. I'd give hints about making MTV viewing a treat for good grades or chores done, but when all that failed to alleviate their concerns I'd remind them of one thing. The 'off' button.

Friday, August 28, 2015



Temecula, CA – Shopping for the freshest news if I don't have a subject for the day rarely leads me back to the same source twice, especially back to back, but the Huffington Post has done it with back to back eye-opening citizen journalism type front page stories. In these heavy news days it's more than 'breaking news', it's also about stating news because the mainstream outlets spew propaganda like it's 1984 or Metropolis.

You would expect news about Katrina and it's devastation to be reflected on its anniversary but in light of the recent 'open season' which really commenced in Ferguson, MO, and the vitriol expressed in comments concerning recent shootings around the nation, I couldn't believe my eyes when I read the front page of the HuffPost today. There it was, a story that contained truth, not teleprompter content.

America is racist, but racism is everywhere, like sexism. Both of these are emotions and only a step up from involuntary functions like yawning. 'It was God' claimed the Klansman's wife who appeared on Oprah's show twice before returning to explain her heart had been changed during a flight home after her second appearance.

After the jump please follow the link to read some real truth expressed by the people who report the whole story, kinda like here at the Calendar. And that truth starts with this comment:

Before the televised benefit, a contrast of moods

“And as soon as Katrina struck, people in power started seeing dollar signs. Take back the land that was "wasted" on public housing projects, give reconstruction jobs to the people funding your campaigns, all the usual piggy greed, nepotism and opportunism you usually see.”

Thursday, August 27, 2015



Temecula, CA – Most of the articles appearing here are about food safety, aka GMOs or about a cannabis topic concerning health. The main villains are Monsanto and the Federal Oligarchy they own, Washington, D.C. However the evil elitists who consider the populace as dogs, our loving Congress sans a few, are in bed with more than one eugenic company. Kudos to the Huffington Post for telling the story of another named DuPont and beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Of course being in the South, you can presume that there is a healthy dose of racism and Christianity or as we used to say at civil rights meetings, “11 o'clock Sunday Morning is the most segregated time in America.” But when you back up to see the bigger picture, it becomes evident that race and prejudice are two cards the real enemy uses to distract people emotionally while the real game of profits over people takes precedent.

After the jump there is a link to story, the first of its kind that I've seen the Huff do, that says a lot about the direction of the online journal that has a 100 me's working there.

However, since this is Hollywood, I will cut to the chase and simply ask, “Is your water contaminated, and not just by Fluoride?” You can go here to find out, hint:Riverside and Orange County, buy bottled water!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015



Temecula, CA – Today whenever people gather even at protest activism events, the question is always “What was Occupy about?” when my OLA background comes up. For some, me included, that has always been a difficult question to answer in a concise manner.

My original answer was more on the aspect of 'you just had to be there' because the significance of the political event hadn't made itself known. Indeed, it's possible many of us wondered the same thing. Did we expect the world to change because we decided to set up tents on City Hall lawns?

Yet when you were there, at least at the LA Occupy site, the feeling in the air was one of optimism. Underneath those giant ancient trees in the south side park, you felt in another world outside the 'real world' where buses, cars, and office workers were busy commuting. Of course you heard this activity and it was visible, but inside the campsite the air was different. So what did we expect? As an embed I asked the same question.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015



Temecula, CA – As predicted, all hell is breaking loose politically upon people's individual freedoms. It isn't just Fast Track and TPP, it isn't just the tobacco science of the 'Monsanto flipflop' that Coke did to deny the HFCS obesity conclusion, now the DARK Act passed by one house of Congress has given to green light for one of the nation's premier food grocers to possibly carry GMO Salmon in a market test run on its customers nationwide.

Though the world is evil and perhaps Monsanto is taking out the trash per God's Will, still despite hearing from more than 300,000 consumers, including petition signers from Organic Consumers Association, Friends of the Earth and other advocacy groups, the big-box chain won’t commit to rejecting GMO salmon. Past stories concerning Frankenfish can be archived at this website. Past GMO lies are available in a two volume set by Brett Wilcox, titled "We're Monsanto" Feeding The World, Lie After Lie, Amazon.

Costco, which is building sales by catering to cost-conscious organic food consumers, likes to promote itself as a purveyor of “sustainable seafood.” We thought that 300,000 signatures and a letter explaining the health and environmental hazards of GMO salmon would win over CEO W. Craig Jelinek.  Unfortunately, it didn’t. So we’re asking consumers all across the country to step up the pressure.

Saturday, August 22, 2015



Temecula, CA – In the still unfolding case about Subway's now ex-spokesperson, Jared Fogle, an FBI informant named Rochelle Herman, has stated that this 'surveillance went on for 4 years before the FBI did anything about it. It was during this four years that 14 underage women were sexually used by Fogle and his wingman Filmer. 

Hanging with his homies
That would place the initial start at 2011. However, as far back as 2008 stories about Subway knowing Jared's problem concerning underage minors have surfaced on the web. So why did it take the government seven years total and why didn't Subway react at the start?

With The Pope set for a visit soon and the dismal sexual record concerning the Church and underage youth, it is important to remember that problematic sexual tendencies don't begin or end with the Church. However, it is generally accepted that being in a religious order should have some effect on your moral behavior since organized religion has a foundation built on morality. You would expect a baker to know the difference in taste between wheat bread and rye, just as you would expect a man of the cloth to know what is proper concerning children.

Thursday, August 20, 2015



Temecula, CA – Once again the mainstream news seeks to sway the sheeple into their next any size 'buck' Coke or a $5 Footlong that doesn't quite measure up, through beating the drum about former President Jimmy Carter's brain cancer while ignoring his more astute comments concerning the state of America.

Like former President Eisenhower's legendary remarks on the Military Industrial Complex, these remarks were made at the end of a live radio show interview. The radio show host is, like me and my book, Memoirs of Mr. Pete & Mary Jane Green, not known to the masses. Also like myself, Thom Hartmann [no kin to Mary who used only 1 'n'] is very knowledgeable in political science and persistent in getting to the crux of the matter.

After the jump catch Mr. Hartmann, who has his thumb on Washington's pulse, as he both does his 'live' Jimmy Carter interview, the one the networks save HuffPost won't touch, and have the system explained historically by said radio host. As a plus for first time readers, a vid from former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, offers his view of the coming political revolution, as called forth by Bernie Sanders.

Thursday, August 13, 2015



Temecula, CA – Here we have Shakespeare In The Vines but somehow it seems fitting knowing of the bard's wit to now shake the 'bluebloods and wine drinkers' with the proven knowledge that old Will was a pothead, as were many people before the government and big business got involved, when anyone was a private citizen, not just the rich.

South African scientists have discovered that 400-year-old tobacco pipes excavated from the garden of William Shakespeare contained cannabis, suggesting the playwright might have written some of his famous works while high. William Shakespeare celebrates his 450th birthday this year.

Residue from early 17th century clay pipes found in the playwright’s garden, and elsewhere in Stratford-Upon-Avon, were analyzed in Pretoria using a sophisticated technique called gas chromatography mass spectrometry, the Independent reports.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015



Temecula, CA – Bernie Sanders hit LA last night, filling the Colosseum to capacity but not beating the crowd record set in Portland of 28K. The public reporting about Bernie will show both the conservative status quo and the traditionally racist hue on any articles about him, but Bernie will prevail. I have inside info from my long dead 'magical' grandmother about this but this article isn't about my granny but another woman. There is no bullshit to Bernie Sanders and he proved it with an addition to his team that the mainstream, cough racist, press has yet to spotlight. Here's the inside story for TemCal readers because not everyone is racist but most have inquiring minds.

"My name is Symone Sanders," she said, to applause. "I am joining the campaign this week as the national press secretary." More applause. "I have some good information that says there might be a little disruption tonight. So: I wanna be very clear. This campaign is about bringing people together. If there happens to be a disruption tonight, I want everyone in this stadium to respond with a chant."

Symone Sanders led the crowd in a dry run: "We! Stand! Together!" As more Bernie Sanders (no relation) supporters talked about uniting the left, and about "a climate justice movement that works for racial and global economic justice," Symone Sanders stayed onstage. This was not her first time in a room full of people screaming for a president.

Monday, August 10, 2015



Temecula, CA – If you haven't read my story or Jeff Wise's article, you may want to as they are both still as valid in light of the run-around once again by the Malaysian authorities. It would seem some horseplay is possibly at work in an attempt to turn the national spotlight [in Malaysia] away from a current corruption.

Presented here this time is a detailed account of the MH370 events as deduced by Yoichi Shimatsu, former editor with The Japan Times group and Pacific News Service, a science journalist focused on the Southeast Asia region and an expert on the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Let us be delighted that a Boeing flaperon mysteriously swept ashore on the French territory of Reunion island, near the African continent, exposing further the villainy of those who ordered the hijacking of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Let us, in the same breath, silently appeal for mercy to someday be bestowed on the captives and justice rendered for the distraught families, that the hour of deliverance might arrive sooner than later.

The survival of an intact flaperon undamaged, without even a single dent, after the impact of that large plane onto the sea surface, would be incredible to the point of no credibility at all. The tilt-able part is located on the inner wing, near its joint with the hull, and the movable flap, and therefore is strongly held in place by steel rods. The news media repeats the claim that the flaperon could only have come from MH370. Yet these sorts of used plane parts are available at various maintenance hangars and aircraft graveyards around the world, so obtaining a flaperon to deposit on shore poses no insurmountable difficulty.

Sunday, August 9, 2015



Temecula, CA – Given the turd in the punchbowl incident at Bernie Sanders' speaking engagement in Seattle by Black Lives Matter, leaving the stage rather than engage like a gentleman, he now has one-upped the distraction by hiring a black, female, national PR spokesperson. Bernie kicks ass!!

The presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Saturday it had tapped a young, black criminal justice advocate to serve as its national press secretary.

Symone Sanders, who is of no relation to the junior senator, serves as the national youth chair of the Coalition on Juvenile Justice, a nonprofit that focuses on appropriate care of American youth in the justice system.

She introduced the presidential contender at a rally in Seattle on Saturday that drew 12,000 people -- the largest crowd to attend a Sanders event yet -- with remarks about racial inequality.

Saturday, August 8, 2015



Temecula, CA – I credit Occupy Los Angeles as a major influence to my book Memoirs of Mr. Pete & Mary Jane Green, but I never thought it would provide me with this insight concerning FX's American Horror Story's fifth season which was hinted at on Friday,

"American Horror Story: Hotel" co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk revealed new details about the upcoming season during the Television Critics Association summer press tour. We learned who all the main characters are, the name of the titular hotel and that the season was inspired by a real-life event. Murphy didn't reveal the exact horror story that gave him the idea for Season 5, but based on his description and some clues, we have a pretty good idea.

During the panel, Murphy told the TCA audience that the creators were inspired by a real-life surveillance video. "A girl got in an elevator in a downtown hotel," he said. "She was never seen again." So what incident happened two years ago in a downtown hotel? The Elisa Lam mystery.'

Here's where it gets interesting. While at OLA those two months, I had the opportunity to look around the country's second largest city. Knowing how to find a deal anywhere [see page196, Memoirs], I chanced upon what seemed a good deal if I ever needed a place to stay, as in a hotel. When my book editor moved to Florida, I looked the hotel up and checked in.

The first time I stayed at the hotel, I was like any tourist in a new place. The hotel wasn't my destination but just the lodging so most of my time was spent just passing through. The decor and the history of the classic building was palatable so that soaked in. I made a mental note to inquire more on my next visit since I first stay was pleasurable and accommodating.

It was perhaps the very next visit for a weekend event that I heard the story of Elisa Lam, from a hotel guest while in the elevator.

'In 2013, Lam, a 21-year-old Vancouver woman, was found dead on the rooftop of the former Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles (now known as Stay on Main). The woman was last seen in the lobby of the hotel on Jan. 31 and presumed missing until police found her body in one of the water supply tanks on the hotel's rooftop on Feb. 19. During the investigation, the Los Angeles Police Department released a surveillance video of Lam acting strange in the hotel elevator, which showed her pressing multiple buttons, flailing her arms around and standing in the corner as if she was hiding from something. The LA County Coroner later ruled Lam's death accidental.

Watching the video from the elevator can lead you to wonder if there was an assailant if you have never been to the actual hotel and seen the layout. The hotel is a boutique hotel, not some New York grand lobby giant. It is clean but not massive and the two elevator lobby entrance is mirrored, so there is a first time 'funhouse' effect. The re-branded hotel also maintains a security staff and the elevator entrance is visible to the front desk as well.

Though not mentioned in the story is this independent investigation by a citizen detective.

Based on above research, we find that Ms. Lam was Bi-Polar and was found to have meds in her system. From my opinion, it would seem that the young woman had decided to end her depression. Being anxious to follow through, stalling the elevator accidentally leads to the manic attitude. Leaving out of camera, Ms. Lam probably settled on climbing out and up the fire escape to the roof. Once the roof hatch was open, it was simple to climb back down, disrobe, gather your belongings, climb back up, toss everything in, and then follow.

The people who come up with ideas for shows have to show some inspiration and if you have never known a bi-polar person, together with all the mainstream 'thug' stories, it isn't much of a reach to maybe take something like this and put a horror spin on it for TV.
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However, this is LA so anyone who has ever read anything about the city's buildings knows many have strange histories. The Cecil Hotel is no different. You have a feeling of being on a ship once you enter its doors, and the rules are there to be followed for the respect of all. It has a 'big hotel' feel and right downtown if you ever want to 'see LA' by foot, public trans, and of course by car, though auto parking is an additional expense/bother. This is a hotel for the hip tourist with just enough of a checkered past to be big city interesting. The place has character and a free waffle breakfast. I love LA.

(Story source - Maureen Ryan, Erin Whitney)

Friday, August 7, 2015



Temecula, CA – He may not be as handsome as Russell Wilson but he's just as good at quarterbacking moves that lead to a big play. He may not be a Marshawn Lynch in size but he can move a drive to the goal line. And though he may not play for a NFL team, he can still get to the Super Bowl. The only 'he' this could be is Ivan, of course.

This Ivan would be the same one who briefly had the valley's first curbside hooka lounge, hosted The Adicts on an all day Sunday, did food prep for the legendary Mr. Pete's Breakfast Burrito Extravaganza, then helped Phoenix The Vault by harnessing the valley's underground youth before launching a whole new genre of CosPlay with Club Cosplay and catapulting out of the Inland Empire to do shows in LA and SD. There is a two day anniversary of Club Cosplay back at M15 soon however.

To be sure this is a one-in-a-million contest change of going to the big game but who else do you know could possibly pull this off? To be sure, there are a lot of different business ideas but most seem to fall into a general category. Club Cosplay is unique so make the jump and vote to help a local boy make good.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015



Temecula, CA – The very latest on TPP is that there are some roadblocks occurring so negotiations are not near to finishing. This pushes the time for review farther back in schedule. This is good news for the Old Republic because it moves the topic closer to the election cycle and into an election issue. More updates as they develop.

Tired old Joe Bidden is looking to toss his dead son's memory into the ring as a reason to run for Prez. Excuse me if I just don't buy that movie soap opera bid. But hey, why not? He hooked his living son Hunter up with a sweet job over in the Ukraine. If these people weren't real, you'd swear this show was better than Dallas in its heyday.

For the Dems, the most real person right now is flat out Bernie Sanders. Following the jump is a 50+ minute video of a Washington DC event done by the Christian Science Monitor. The interview conducted gives a look at the man who is both savvy and classy with both feet on the ground. Bernie has gained more ground as Hillary continues to conflict with her past as more people see a disguised Ms. Pepe LePew.