Monday, July 15, 2013


Having or showing a cautious distrust of someone or something.

When one reads that Merriam-Webster definition closely it is from the perspective of owing the feeling.

Having or showing a cautious distrust of someone or something.

When one types in the word suspicious into Google with no other descriptors this is what results.

It is a Caucasian man with suspicion on his mind as expressed by his eyes. The reason I bring this up is because I have a theory and it is based in 'learned perception.'

Learning usually means some level of emotional competency.

The picture is characterizing a person in control of the suspicion. Remember that. This Caucasian man IS suspicious and has control of that suspicion. Got it?

 The limbic system (or paleomammalian brain) is a complex set of brain structures that lies on both sides of the thalamus, right under the cerebrum. It is not a separate system, but a collection of structures from the telencephalon, diencephalon, and mesencephalon.

The limbic system includes the hippocampus, amygdala, anterior thalamic nuclei, septum, habenula, limbic cortex and fornix.
It supports a variety of functions, including emotion, behavior, motivation, long-term memory, and olfaction.

I am not complaining about Google. The search engine is random. I trust that randomness. It has never failed to prove to be random when asking for results.


When I type in suspicious hoodie, this is what I get. And this is the most benign picture I could find. But, the race changes throughout the experiment, as unscientific as it is.

This black man is not in charge of being suspicious, he is the victim of those suspicious of him. That is huge. A single word when used in relation to a piece of clothing loses the meaning of the word completely. 

It has been in recent decades the limbic system has been studied for it's impact on the human brain, how it operates and how that translates into learning and behavior.

For as long as I can remember emotional learning of fear and suspicion was played out on television and movies by black men. The emotional learning of generations of Americans when it comes to fear and suspicion has leveled approval at the cost of the Black American Man.

I could go on and on about the socio-economic oppression that has resulted by all that but it is mute. We have a prison system full of Black American Men with little or no recourse to change their lives. That isn't the point. When a emotional learning of fear or suspicion occurs it lasts for a lifetime. It is sometimes called PTSD depending on it's depth. If one follows the theory I propose there is profound need for removal of stereotypes of all kinds across the spectrum of our media and learning of each other. 

There was once a Supreme Court Judge that demanded busing for a balanced learning experience of our children. The reason was not so much to state assets had to be equal for equal learning, but, more important was to bring about an understanding we are all Americans, born into equal circumstances. He was brilliant.

What occurred over the decades since that Supreme Court decision was segregation. Separate, but, equal SOMETIMES. The idea suspicion and fear is dark and black and manifests in particular ways as perceived by the average American is manifesting from somewhere. It is learned.

We have a problem. Because if I am right, over the decades this has occurred was an engrained image of suspicion, fear and hate that will last yet generations even if we change everything today and right now. 

The saving grace in all this is that there has been incredible insight over the decades Americans have struggled with their suspicions. "To Kill a Mockingbird" was a masterpiece to bring about social awareness. It is not a  minor movie. It has a great deal of depth to the need for our society to change.

If we can learn to be suspicious, in fear and hate. Then we can unlearn it. We desperately, as a nation, need to unlearn it. We need to remove the long engrained image in media of the nameless, faceless Black Man. It has to stop.

Senator Harkin delivered an address to the Senate today calling the chronic filibuster by the GOP a nomninations crisis.

July 15, 2013

...“I rise today to talk (click here) about the critical nominations that the Senate is currently considering.  In all of the talk about these nominations – about the politics of recess appointments or the implications of changes to the Senate rules – I think one thing that has been too often missing from the discussion is a real consideration of who these nominees are and what they have done, and could do, to serve our country. 

“We seem to have forgotten what we are supposed to be doing in fulfilling our duty to advise and consent to Presidential nominations.  We are supposed to be looking at the qualifications of the candidates and determining if they are fit to serve.  The answer with all seven of the nominees before us today is an unqualified ‘yes.’  And that should be the end of our task.  We should confirm them all today and move on to the many other important issues facing this body....

Senator Harkin should know his point of view is backed back home. I don't see the changes will threaten the minority party at all should a simple minority ever go past nominations. 

The GOP has a majority in the House, dysfunctional as it is, that can easily bring legislation laced heavily with conservative principles (if there is such a thing anymore) to conference. Besides, the House is not involved in nominations. The President is being inhibited from doing his work. Recently, Secretary Neapolitan resigned from Homeland Security. It is simply unacceptable to have this level of obstructionism in the Senate. The GOP needs to come up with a real strategy for elections rather than one made for TV movies.

July 14, 2013
...It’s time to change (click here) the filibuster rules of the United States Senate. It’s time to break down some of the hurdles to effective government. It’s time for greater accountability.
A filibuster rules change will serve all of these laudable ends.
How so? Currently, the mere threat of a filibuster is treated as if it were the real thing. It takes 60 votes to get past the mere threat. That’s a little like kowtowing to the kid who threatens to hold his breath until he turns blue, when you should be saying, “Go ahead, make my day.”...

The soxes match the carpet, but, I think that is abourt all. Maybe the upholstery.

That is a great picture. 

Former President Bush looks good. He has great color in his face. He must be getting out to some sunshine from time to time.

The First Ladies are in the back row.

I wish them well. It was a great day for all of them and that is what matters most.

The Constitutional Scholar wants to abolish the IRS.

The Sixteenth Amendment (click here)

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

The Libertarians have always wanted to get rid of the 16th Amendment. Now, it would seem it is fashionable for the GOP to join them. It will never happen. It is as difficult to repeal a Constitutional Amendment as it is to pass one, but, I suppose some folks will throw money at him for just saying it.

Those involved in lying, Ted? Hm?

The State of Florida Legislature said... can have any gun you want with a minor clearance if at all.


You can conceal carry that weapon without question.


Should you be pushed down and scrape your knee and feel threatened for your life, you can use that gun and kill that person that knocked you down. You can do that without a second thought so long as you feel threatened for you life. It doesn't matter if the other person has that capacity the law will assume it was possible and no one ever will expect you to 'think it through.' Not for a minute.

Then the O'Mara Defense Team came along and stated "It was about defense." Nothing can justify prosecution.

The greater ill will came from the State of Florida Legislature and they did it at the cost of the citizen and they did it for politics and money to their political war coffers.

The law is perverse and Mr. Martin and his family have fallen victim to it. Attorneys are now the green light to unmitigated killing. It doesn't matter that hate exists on a social scale, now people can kill it.

Mr. O'Mara is incorrect.

The Zimmerman Case was not about self-defense. It was about the pursuit of a young man walking home. I find the implication that it took Trayvon Martin a long time to cover a short distance before being murdered more than an implication to the justification of his profiling. That is manipulative and unwarranted. He never, in his travel to his father's home, committed any crime or scoped out any potential crime. A young woman on the cell phone with Mr. Martin TESTIFIED he was dodging raindrops.  How dare you!

I understand Mr. Zimmerman has left with his family. That was a fairly decent thing to do. I doubt sincerely it would be easy for anyone on either side of this issue to happen across each other while conducting their daily lives. I think it was a good idea. It shows respect and remorse to a certain extent. This was a tragedy unlike anything anyone could imagine. It is painful for everyone, including many Americans who would never have known Trayvon Martin before any of this. It is somewhat of a relief that Mr. Zimmerman has taken leave from the neighborhood. I wish him no ill will. He should NOT feel retribution from anyone. I mean that. 

You know the African American community in the USA knows what it is to be targets. They know all to well. No one needs to dredge up the old feelings of hooded madmen on their way to self-prescribed justice. In my heart of hearts I sincerely believe there is a greater ill will at work here and all need to remind themselves of the hatred we dispel as our own. We don't need to own hatred of any man or any woman to achieve a higher calling in regard this matter. We have people listening. There is an ongoing investigation. We cannot become the hate we so much disdain. Just don't go there. We are all better than that. 

I really don't care where he went. No lie. I hope he rides every boogie board between here and hell. And he should do it in good health.

AG Holder has been my hero for some time now. He is tough while keeping a perspective the interpretation of the law deserves.

The Boston Herald is a conservative newsprint. I would not expect this level of concern for the victim after a jury verdict. As I stated before, people know instinctively when a death is wrong.

The laws of Florida provided safe harbor for this verdict of vigilantism accompanied by racial dynamics. If Zimmerman cannot be held for federal violations, then the State of Florida should.

This death is just wrong. It just is. 

July 15, 2013
By Kimberly Atkins

Washington - A young man is dead. (click here) A jury has rendered a verdict of not guilty on the killer, and under our laws that is the final word.

That should be the end of the story. But, it cannot.

If Trayvon Martin were not black, this would not have happened George Zimmerman would not have seen him as a suspect. And because Zimmerman was in Florida, he was easily armed, and shielded by the state's "Stand Your Ground" law. Those facts led to tragedy....
WASHINGTON — A young man is dead. A jury has rendered a verdict of not guilty on the killer, and that under our law is the final word.
That should be the end of the story. But it cannot.
If Trayvon Martin were not black, this would not have happened. George Zimmerman wouldn’t have seen him as suspect. And because Zimmerman was in Florida, he was easily armed, and shielded by the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Those facts led to tragedy.
- See more at:
WASHINGTON — A young man is dead. A jury has rendered a verdict of not guilty on the killer, and that under our law is the final word.
That should be the end of the story. But it cannot.
If Trayvon Martin were not black, this would not have happened. George Zimmerman wouldn’t have seen him as suspect. And because Zimmerman was in Florida, he was easily armed, and shielded by the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Those facts led to tragedy.
- See more at:
WASHINGTON — A young man is dead. A jury has rendered a verdict of not guilty on the killer, and that under our law is the final word.
That should be the end of the story. But it cannot.
If Trayvon Martin were not black, this would not have happened. George Zimmerman wouldn’t have seen him as suspect. And because Zimmerman was in Florida, he was easily armed, and shielded by the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Those facts led to tragedy.
- See more at:

Harry get this done !

McConnell is nothing more than whining idiot waiting for his divorce papers. Get it over with. McConnell would do it to the Democrats in a heart beat, don't try to tell me otherwise. Tradition be damned. There is absolutely NOTHING civil about the GOP in the Senate and certainly NOTHING traditional either.

The run of obstructionism by the GOP in both the House and Senate has never been witnessed in the USA before. They are nothing more than political thugs and highway robbers.

Senator Reid should be ashamed at being this gullible. Tradition and friendship is fine when it is reciprocated. Right now Reid's respect for tradition and working across the aisle is making him look like a real Democratic Ass.

July 14, 2013

...Reid said the changes (click here) were not about the appointment of judges or passing legislation. "This is allowing the people of America to have a president who can have his team," he said.

McConnell called Democrats' proposed changes contrary to Senate tradition, which typically requires 60 votes to end debate and move forward on nominations or legislation....

Coastal Water Vapor and the new state of play of tropical depressions.

July 14, 2012
01:00 GMT (08:00 EST)
The Weather Channel Actual High Temperatures

What am I looking for besides the heat index? 

Hurricanes. Yes?  

Brace yourself for the heat and humidity (click here) Published : Monday, 15 Jul 2013, 5:19 AM EDT NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Anyone who felt miserable in the heat wave earlier in the month won't be a fan of the weather this week. But you'll definitely need a fan, or air conditioning.
"We're going to add some serious heat this week," Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Gil Simmons said. "This is going to be rough."

It's not so much the actual temperature as it is the combination of heat and humidity. The 'Heat Index' was already in the 80s at 5:00 a.m., and was expected to get around 100 later in the day....

The current climate circumstances started a few days ago. It was a sea change in seeking water vapor. The system is slightly similar to the system that spawned Sandy last year. Arctic Origins but dipping below TO the continental - ocean borders.
July 11, 2013
1830:18z (01:30 PM EST)
UNISYS Water Vapor North and West Satellite

The margins of the system are consolidating. Now what difference does that make? Well the water vapor in the south is limited. The margins are going to collapse into a tighter circulation system that now has to share it's VELOCITY in a smaller water vapor distribution. Guess what is going to happen when the 'heat calories' become more and more concentrated in their 'geological' water vapor content?

Yep. More turbulence. Turn up the heat with no release into the ocean and we are cookin'. It is really easy to note the difference in Water Vapor along the equatorial margin in these satellites. When the water vapor distribution was wide on July 11th the equatorial water vapor was basically undisturbed. Now it is starved and the current turbulence of the concentrated system has robbed that water vapor to assist in heat concentration. The higher the water vapor concentration in a system the more volatile it becomes.

July 15, 2013
10:30:18z (5:30 AM EST)
UNISYS Water Vapor Satellite of the North and West Hemisphere (click here for 12 hour loop)

Water Temperature Table of the Western Gulf of Mexico (click here)

Last Updated: Mon Jul 15, 11:01:26 UTC 2013 

These are coastal temperatures. If one recalls I frequently mention 'sea spray' as a source of water vapor for the modern day tropical depressions and their acceleration. The Western Gulf is where the current system is consolidating.
Corpus Christi Point, TX -  85.1 (07/15/2013 10:48 UTC)

That is a full 1.1 degrees above average. As each year has gone by that 'average' increases in minor measure, but, it does increase. The average is a moving baseline and does not reflect the optimal temperatures for a healthy troposphere at all. But, the average is a strong indication past years have been significantly lower.

"Good Night, Moon"

Waxing Crescent 

39.2% Full

Mr. Johnson is daft. There is nothing on the moon but footprints, left over trash and rover tracks. If Mr. Johnson wants to propose a national park he needs to do it where citizens actually can participate and enjoy it. This is such nonsense they pull.

Then after hearing this mess we actually expect children and young people to take their learning seriously.

July 13, 2013
Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (click here) latest bill is out of this world.
Johnson, along with Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., introduced a bill this week that would designate a national park on the moon.

It would mark the landing of 11 Apollo missions since 1969, which the bill calls “one of the 10 greatest achievements in American history.”

The park would be called the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park, of course, and be established within one year.

The purpose of designating the space, the bill states, is to “improve public understanding of the Apollo program and its legacy,” as well as protecting lunar artifacts leftover from the missions.

Humans have not traveled to the moon in more than four decades.
Johnson, an active proponent of science funding and programs, was the first female ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.