I’m not sure if you know it, but everyone involved in the presidential election race are directly to blame or credit for Donald Trump becoming elected to be our next President.

When Donald Trump came on the scene saying he wants to run for President, I thought it was a pretty cool idea. Then he started spouting off about one thing or another through these last few months, to the point that there is a large segment of our population that calls Donald Trump a racist, a bigot, a fascist and a sexual predator… and the list goes on. The angry and happy tirades about the election results go to quite the extremes, with people calling or referring to the states that helped Trump win, some rather vile names.

There’s even a “social media movement” for California to secede from the United States.

Yet what’s done is done.

The system that we have installed in our country, the one we accept to do its job for us, has spoken, and that system has declared Trump our new President.

Think about that for a moment. The system we approved of, elected the next President. And every single one of us is to blame, no matter who you voted for because of our complacency about the system.

The Distraction of Facebook and Social Media

For the last several weeks social media was enraged with bashing one party of the other. People venting with memes of Trump or Clinton, labelled with text about their evil ways. It was getting pretty disappointing how empowered people felt, to post their angst on social media.

But while people spent a ton of energy venting about their concerns, no one stood up and started a movement. No one started forming a cohesive group to take action with.  Instead, folks vented about what scared or worried them.

There were those that did not, in any way, want to vote for Clinton, so they took the other route. And same could be said for Trump.

If half these distraught folks actually took action in formulating a plan and getting the support of like-minded people to agree on and focus on a similar goal among themselves, to say, write in Bernie Sanders name instead of voting for the lesser evil as they saw it, who do you think might have been voted into office then?

Instead, millions went to the poles with no plan, just hope, hope that their vote would matter. And when an army goes into battle without a tactic, they will always loose.

Reality TV Is Where It’s At

Instead of a cohesive group plan, millions of people just voted, hoping it would be enough. And to be honest, it was great to see so many people actually turn out at the polling locations.

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Beware the spam

I don’t know about you, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened a website on my phone, only to have to have a scrolling-down fight with all their f*ing pop-up ads. More than half the time, I’ve just hit the back arrow and bailed on the website because it seems to be a never-ending battle to read a simple, short article. In a small percentage of the time, I bail on the site and never return, their ads are that bad.

Then there are the websites that won’t let you in if you’re running ad-blocking or script restricting add-ons. So fine, I never visit those sites if that’s the way they want to be about it.  (Psst: AdBlock or NoScript are sanity saving add-ons that I use for Firefox.)

But ads are a twofold nuisance that have both good and bad aspects to them.

The good aspects are that they help web entities defray costs or even help them just out and out make some money. And hence, if you like the websites, ads can help them stay around.

At times, (rarely, but trying to be fair) ads can be useful. If you’ve been surfing for some item on the web, but gave up, then while cruising along, an ad pops up with the very thing you’ve been trying to find, well, there you have it.

But ads can also be f*ing stupid in how they work or how they’re presented to the web surfer.

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BREAKERS by Edward W. Robertson, A Book Review

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Breakers needs a special kind of suspense of logic, but overall, the story is a fantastically woven tale of the fall of man and what comes for man once he has fallen. – The opening description of the story reads, “In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, […]

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BREEDS by Keith C Blackmore, A Book Review

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Why You Will End Up Hating Niantic’s POKEMON GO

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How To Stop WhatsApp From Sharing Your Data With Facebook

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CAPTAIN AMERICA No More?

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Pokemon Go Evolution List, Alphabetically Listed

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NEMESIS GAMES (The Expanse) Book Review

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Need To Replace Windows Media Player?

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Of late, my Windows Media Player is acting like a P.o.S., where it makes me wait around 30 seconds between playing videos, or that it constantly accesses my Cd drive when I start a video. How annoying. Add that to my woes with my MS operating system and the known update snags it seems to […]

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POKEMON GO And Saving Battery Juice

July 31, 2016

IF you are one of the millions who have downloaded and started playing Pokemon Go, then you have discovered how battery-sapping the game can be. The cell phone industry, specifically, the battery makers must be loving this latest trend, as folks are trying to figure out how to stay out in the field longer while […]

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Who Is 424-239-5373 Or “VR INTERVIEW?”

July 21, 2016

So who is this entity behind the telemarketer whose phone number comes up as (424) 239-5373? Who claim to be with “VR Interview?” I’ll tell you what they are. They’re rude, annoying and conducting illegal telemarketer practices. – How we came to know this phone number is that they started calling my wife. Over the […]

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POKEMON GO Tips, For Players And Non-Players Alike

July 20, 2016

Pokemon Go, has captured the imagination of millions and millions want to know what can give them the edge of gaining the experience points.

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FLASH CRASH by Denison Hatch, A Book Review

July 16, 2016

Flash Crash: A Jake Rivett Heist Thriller, is the debut novel for author Denison Hatch and to be honest, what a debut! Check out what I had to say

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The Danger of Blind FACEBOOK Friend Requests

July 5, 2016

Lately I’ve seen several friends put up Facebook posts that say not to accept friend requests from them because their profiles have been hacked. And more and more we’re seeing warnings about this very issue. It’s not a new practice to FB, but every now and then the warnings make the rounds and you or […]

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Could Anton Yelchin’s Tragedy Have Been Avoided?

June 28, 2016

It’s obvious we may all know about it, but in case you missed it, but up and coming actor Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov in the new Star Trek movies, has died via a tragic accident at his home involving his Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. He has up to five movies that he’s been working […]

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VIGILANCE By Ray Kelly, A Book Review

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The 2016-17 Fall Season TV Schedule

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