Welcome to my world.  I have celebrated, my 75th birthday March 14, 2018.  I never thought I would last this long. I reached the Golden years.   NOTE:  It’s not what it’s cracked up to be.   My definition: The Golden Years starts when you see your gold going to the doctors.

I write, scribble notate, alter, in my own patois which is a mixture of the sometimes obnoxious
run-on-sentence’s of Brooklyn Street language;  mixed with some intelligence from a couple of years at a city college; but most from the library; and eventually computers.  Reading allowed me to skip grades 2 and 8 and bail from high school at 15.

I was tutored in average schools, mostly boring ones, and my desire to read my way out of the neighborhood, helped by a great librarian who accelerated my reading and comprehending skills, and working to earn school money from the age of fourteen. 

I was a line chef, which taught me cooking  and on weekends as a Wedding and Journalist Photographer, to pay for school and got a great education on the street.   A couple of great uncles, pushed me even more.

I have listened to the rhetoric of the United States of America for two years after the election. The spewing of false information, lies and corruption turned the swamp into a cesspool run by a demented individual needing mental help and followed by a gaggle of incompetents, crooks, liars, and losers.

This site Jacobs ladder is about the scumbags in our moral and legislative society and I pull no punches.   It’s not all me I monitor the world, read several good sources on the web and TV have opened it all up.

It’s all real and verified.  I go after politicians, fake religionists, TV fakirs, and once in a blue moon, the Hollywood crowd whose life style is called The Great 3M, which stands for Money, Marriages and Messing around.  I go after those who denigrate our country with a heavy hand  

Flipping a coin, I also go after the wonderful, human beings I meet who have something to offer the rest of us.  I call them Good People Stories.

I  said it again and again, and I say it loud, I used to write more about bad food and today our politicians and fake politicians leave a really bad taste in my mouth.  Its like the elite of the Trump world eat at the finest establishments, and the plebeians are supposed to think that,   “ Fine dinning is at McDonalds or the Golden Corral”.   My training in my youth as a chef and photographer / journalist prepared me for this.

When I hear from Donald Trump ( Self appointed Lord and Master of the Universe)  about the press proliferating fake news, and all TV is fake news except FOX news, that Democrats are fake politicians, that the FBI, is all about fake news, our Intelligence agencies are fake and the Judicial system is fake, one has to come to one conclusion... where did all this insight
 ( A polite word for lies and bullshit)  come from?

There is only one answer, consider the source... Donald Trump, ( AKA T-RUMP)   it takes a fake president to create theses lies and a third grade carrier like NIT-TWITT to carry it.  He gets almost all the credit, no one else other than a few stooges that he hired who are in some cases just as mentally ill as he is.  ( Kellyanne Conway, Sara Nota-wara Sanders, and the Goebbels of the party Steven Miller)  The GOP base who support him are his only friends, he is more feared than loved, more over he has alienated our country with most of the world, killed any chance with some of them ever believing us, or working together again, chased the Far East closer to China,  and Europe closer to China and Russia.


We do not teach history in school any more.  Countries who do not teach their history are prone to making the same mistakes over and over again.  I did a lesson plan and reported for a class I was presenting about three important people in the last century, and the topic was motivation, all about moving forward. Each was different, each had a differing set of values and each achieved greatness.

I was looking for something to relate to current conditions political conditions and how you relate to people.  I found the answer right in my own research, from learning how these people thought, why and how they executed their pans.

•  Mahatma Ghandjisi, ( the reverent Indian use of his name) Ghandi who motivated people with love and non-violence; and
used salt as a tool, and love as a weapon. 

•  Sitting Bull,  The Sioux Medicine man,  who defended his land against the US government.  Misnomer: He was not a Chief, but equally ranked being a Medicine man.

•  Ioseb Besarionis Doe Jugashvili,  a gentleman from the steppes of Georgia.  Oh, his street name was Stalin.  Stalin expressed a  different solution, he also was under tremendous pressure, all three were fighting for something, in a sense   survival and freedom from oppression.   

•  And the difference was Mahatma Ghandi and Sitting Bull had the backing of their tribes and religious beliefs.  Stalin had the NAZI hoards and slavery to contend with.  SEE GHANDI, SITTING BULL and STALIN:

It was different , he basically had a peasant ARMY,  in the greatest of all wars, his answer and history proved what was needed was fear motivation. His ARMY composed of farmers and plebeians of the Russian nation were not what one would call a army of warrior class fighters untrained.   It was a peasant army, and with motivation and a few good leaders who had one gear, (which was forward)  it defeated the greatest Army of that time the German Panzers,  the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe Blitzkrieg so successful on the other front.   (Rumor:  Unreliable resources indicated Russian tanks had no reverse gear, they were removed)

He had little time for arguments and felt he could not afford to waste time if you had a complainer with complaints, or a dissident .  His solution: The Draganov 54 AKM and shooting the complainer solved the problem by elimination of the source, thus eliminating the complaints.  Sounds familiar, seventy-five years later  Vladimir Putin eliminates his political competition and the press, the judicial and the police’s the same way.  It’s just a Russian thing.

Now we have a new scumbag motivator of popularism using the similar techniques used decades ago.  His name is Donald Trump and he uses the same game plan, Hitler, Lenin, Trotsky, Mussolini, Stalin and others adapted.  

Destroy the government agencies by injecting lies over and over again, claiming everything is fake and only he is believable. Destroy the Press, the only bastion of truth, destroy the FBI and the intelligence agencies, form your own government of lackeys and people of low substance but high dollar value.   It’s a Leninist and NAZI format ( Goebbels rules of propaganda: Tell a big lie, tell it often, tell it loud and the people will believe you.  Fortunately those who used it in the past, eventually wound up dead. This is good.

In Russia today, the rich Putin team of crooks is called the OLIGARCH, The Russian oligarchs (see the related term “New Russians”) are business Oligarchs of the former Soviet republics who rapidly accumulated wealth during the era of Russian privatization in the aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. Their wealth came from what they could steal.  

Putin is probably the richest person in the world since he stole the most...  many, many billions sit in Swiss banks.  Trump is a pauper compared to Vlad... his BFF.

In the US you could compare most of the Oligarch to TRUMPS cabinet.  No paupers on Trumps team, money buys you his love and a seat.  His manipulation of the tax codes will make his friends and him very much richer.  His shift, all loyal rich people of dubious quality and so far nothing of good merit are there because and he said it, if you are rich, rich cabinet members will make America rich and their skills and will trickle down.  You gotta be frickin kidding me.

So far the tax code gift from TRUMP and Ryan has been a disaster except for the rich, the stock market profits and expansion profits go to the stock holders, and the huge bonuses supposedly to go to the workers  went to the CEO’s.  Thats why all the big shots are present at TRUMPS fake TV informational meetings with business.  And his tariffs will totally kill the middle class.

The US is in dangerous times as our core values, liberty and equality, financial, and moral values of decency and the American life of freedoms and justice for all are rapidly eroding are forcing a severe conflict one day.  Our economy will not sustain this type of on paper growth, the reports you get from TRUMP are fakes and lies.

You see it everyday in the press, hatred, prejudice, protests and murder, promulgated by a sick man at the top.  This has to be stopped.  The denigration of the immigrants, the blacks and the latinos, the pressure to building a wall, the kind of wall Donald wants  will further divide people and like a friend said those trying to change our country with a wall will find out the best walls go down with a simple stick of dynamite, sempex, C4 or black powder.  Thats what the walls will bring.  Anarchy and 63% of Americans don’t want a dime spent on it.

Trump will fail, we don’t need another Fuehrer, or a Sun-God, we need leaders. Unfortunately it will be a violent transition when the GOP base comes out of the fog they are in, wearing those stupid fake hats and realize they screwed the country, their fellow Americans, and now the country is screwing them back.  

Make America Great.  It is great, has always been great and will always be great !  
And we did it without these TRUMP followers, the GOP base and the Fake Evangelists. 

We needed leaders, we got a sick scumbag liar, and loser-followers of small thinkers who will eventually need one more thing, When the red hat with the logo gets old and gnarly looking, it will be about the time you can take a dump in it... since the tariffs and jobs and the things that mean so much to your middle class, will not appear.  It’s a common expression, go sh*t in your hat has been an iconic American expression when folks of good persuasion have hd enough  bullshit and reply to it.

It might still be a chicken in your pot, but it will not be a new Chinese Buick in your garage.  Did you really expect the worlds biggest liar  (Dr. Goebbels of the Nazi party came in second)  to come across with the wealth he promised, if so then the Tooth Fairy is real and you should rip out your teeth and put them under your pillow.

Then it will fulfill your prophesy.  If you have Cranial-Rectal Dyslexia, or sh*t for brains, then the hat will come in handy, finally it will hold your deepest thoughts.  Cranial - Rectal Dyslexia has no known cure.  



President Trump is isolated after his politically disastrous meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, in which he refused to acknowledge foreign interference in the 2016 election and proposed a new alliance with a government that Washington views as hostile to US interests.

The president’s conservative defenders on Capitol Hill were silent or sought to separate themselves from his remarks.  Establishment Republicans erupted in anger.  Longtime allies sounded the alarm.  Republican congressional leaders rebuked Trump.  “ Oh the righteous indignation about what he said”.   Thats about all the lemmings did!   Instead of strong denigration it was a farting contest.

I  personally have always compared breaking news by a  Republican party member to a farting contest.  
Both farting and their GOP fake great news really don’t last long.  Time and the breeze, are their enemies.

Trump’s director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, publicly broke with the president while news anchors, analysts and reporters on Fox News hammered the president and dissected the extent of the political damage.  And the president did it to himself.  Meeting one-on-one with Putin was an idea no one else in Washington favored, and Trump had been warned.

Secretary Coats who I had some respect for apologized to the President, for his gaff,  (he won ’t be around long)  Actually most of the Homeland council should be looking for jobs soon.  It will reach a point they will be tired and not standing up to Herr Trump. For at least a couple of hours,  Washington was united.  They went back to damage control and changed their underwear the next day, they (he GOP) are deathly afraid of the control TRUMP has over the imbeciles of the The next day.

These are articles and excerpts of interest by a variety of great journalists, and much lesser talented ones like myself are about topics I care about with an abundance of occasional personal comment thrown in.  

I am privileged to some of these great writers, cartoonist and creative commenters,  and to bring their world to you.  I try to add some humor, insight, disagreement, predictions tot he fray.

I make no claims to be the author of specifics in these articles, but I will defend their thoughts and mine with my being and insight.  I am a conglomerate collector of stories and put them together on subjects and topics I am interested in and agree with.


It was called the Secret War, the war fought in LAO against the Pathet LAO and Viet Cong, North Vietnamese Cadre, Khmer Rouge, The North Vietnamese Regulars, supported and supplied by China and Russian arms.   

And the news that came forth, the tribulations that followed, military failure, corruption, drugs,  a US President who lied, and three following Presidents who told the same lie trapped by the story.

Generals who were generally incompetent and the ultimate abandonment and collapse of the CIA operation leaving the Hmong mountain fighters out in the cold.  

This is the first war the CIA participated in on a scale leading to other involvements in many missions throughout the world.  It is a war I knew too well.   And today we are right back into it.   

Ken Burns Documentary and the Movie the POST are finally showing the true legacy of the presidency.  And one day we will be ashamed of what we didn’t learn from the past.   What we did learn is lying is not new to the TRUMP presidency, thou one could say he is the winner with  2600,  4200 lies in less that two years.

Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon all lied through their teeth and on tape about the war in Southeast Asia. The excuse was part of it was never exposed because of the CIA involvement.  her is the whole story from the Lao and Montenards, Hmong side.


The Special Forces of the United States, namely the Army Rangers, the SEALS, Marine Recon, Air Force COMMANDOS and Coast Guard Rescue Units and other specialized units hadn’t received any recognition for the work, honor and sacrifice required of their organization purposes and of course the reason, secrecy was number one.   

But as news of their exploits came to the surface, it was time to recognize the sacrifices these men and women deserved. 

Thus the Memorial Foundation was formed by Richard Leandri originally called the Chairborne Rangers.  Five projects later, lots of changes and finally a foundation to secure a new Memorial in Inverness.   After many years, we have completed the latest mission. 

This is the story of the Centcom Memorial, and the INVERNESS Military Service Memorial and those who did the right thing.  Three of us, have been there from day one, almost thirty-five years supporting our troops working on these projects, it  just amazes me, how fast t time goes by...

But you better have a sense of humor, as our politicians do.  The problem is they think everything is a joke as long as it does not affect them personally.  Nothing done about gun control mentioned, till one of their own got shot at baseball practice.

But the cashable check from the NRA which comes with millions in front insures that not only will the chicken in every pot process be maintained but adding more power, it will be replaced by your own AR-15 colt sporter so you can shoot your own chicken and a few people you might not like.  And still nothing has happened positively at all from Washington.

I believe in the first amendment, freedom of speech but not the freedom to lie.  It is however not licensed to threaten, harm, defame, insult, irritate, annoy, or impede others.  It is also the importance of Freedom of Religion and the Separation of Church and State. The NRA believes otherwise based on their mis-truths to raise money.

I believe in the second amendment with proper controls and licensing and when the NRA goes back to being of the hunting, gamesman, competitive shooter people and not a political organization.  Congress protects them because of the bribes using the second amendment as an excuse. If they stop, paralleling Congress with lies and bribes, I will again support them.  

If they still are nothing but a paranoiac “ on’t take my guns away good old boys retardation project" supported by true blue Americans defending their second amendment rights to their toys with bullshit excuses  and a President who was a DRAFT-DODGER.

But our government is in serious trouble, not just in Tampa nor Charlottesville, it’s the whole TRUMP scenarios team and it affects the entire country, and the world.  Flavored with Nazis and Leninists in the White House, Trump has shown what a bigot he really is, and surrounded by many in his incompetent cabinet of rich uncaring self centered losers who will generate nothing good for the middle and lower classes except more guns, lies and more bankruptcies...

And the so-called FAKE NEWS  is nothing compared to the fake religionists.   (The art of Religion - the Fakirs)   I write about those in TV Religion, people in the spotlight, those charlatans of GOD’s word.   Those who ask for tithe and buy a new jet or Rolls Royce like the scumbag who collected all the money to feed folks in Haiti and bought a new plane. Now that just got my gaul, that phony bastard in Texas.

And the rich twisted lives some of them, thinking they are above the law, as they bring forth a bevy of bullshit.  They are of a cult called Prosperity Preachers,  and their elaborate schemes for fund-raising.  When Oral Roberts told his flock “ The Lord will take me”  if you do not donate to my organization ( slick word for scam). I was hoping no one sent a frickin dime.

I was praying he got a whole bunch of bad checks.  His son was no better, got bounced out of the ORU,  and also a con. In all, we traced almost 26 of these money changers.  They take your money and you get no change.

I am one who appreciates nature and the beautiful things our creator offers us.  I am an animal lover and rescuer.  In my work researching some background information for some ethnic stories I found the commonality of religious belief founded in the various tribes located throughout the world.  

From Micronesia, the Far East, Laos and Cambodia, China and India to Alaska to the American Indian, a belief in the soul of animals and objects shares amongst them in some cases in lieu of organize religion. It is its own religion.

The oldest religion in the world has a name.  Animism from Latin anima, “breath, spirit, life”  is the religious belief that various objects, places and creatures with whom humans engage possess idiosyncratic spiritual qualities.   Animism is the oldest known type of belief system in the world. 

Animism encompasses the beliefs that there is no separation between the spiritual and physical material world, and that souls or spirits exist, not only in humans, but also in some other animals, plants, rocks, geographic features such as mountains or rivers, or other entities of the natural environment, including thunder, wind, and shadows.   Animism thus rejects Cartesian dualism. 

What can we learn from this... its simple,  we have to respect, and protect the other creatures we exist with on this planet.  They are as much a part of us as we are.  Without the other creatures we might not exist.  We are the top of the food chain and you can’t be the top without the supporting elements.

Besides there are some stories about Chimps and Tigers, Florida’s deadly environment, and Animal rescue.


I rely heavily on some websites that uncover the distortions and lies, half-truths semi-truths, partial truths,  and creative writing by those lightly equipped underachievers with white powdered brains and sensitivities.  Yes, I repeat a few lines from articles and information after I have sourced them out. Truth is truth.  And I’m making  a point probably shared by others.   

Adding to this collection are the quotes and sometimes “ sick" thoughts of brain-farters, aka "entertainers", false assumptions, and conspiracists, those who come up with things lending comfort to other mentally deprived thinkers, truth or not.  I call them gas hacks, always throwing fuel on the fire.  

Those requiring a checkout, my three favorites check out sites are, PolitiFact’s and for General Information, I reference WIKIPEDIA, the online encyclopedia cross checked with multiple sources.  after compiling from those three, I start my own searching. Then I compile. 

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