Opinion: Brittney Griner Should Not Be in A Russian Jail

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Brittney Griner just got sentenced to 9 years in Russian jail for having a couple of vape cartridges of cannabis oil… and fined 1 million rubles to boot. 😐 These are my thoughts concerning that.

Thought 1.

There is too much going on in the world for Russia (of all people) trying to hold someone for possibly having a couple of cartridges of cannabis.  If they paid as much attention to their athletes with steroids, they would be doing something productive with their time.

Thought 2.

America is weak.  Send a message directly to the Russian people and say, “Okay, bet… when you guys come to America, you can look forward to a nice search of your shit too.”  Granted that might make most of them happy because they actually want to stay here, make it clear that they can thank Putin for the complimentary thoroughness. You would think they’d want to improve their relations, but I guess they’ve got something to prove.

Thought 3. [From Left Field]

It seems black folk and people of color get the worst deals no matter where we are.  There are several Billion more people of color (and their allies) that stack up against the bad actors of the world and we need to start demanding better.

I’m not impressed with American leadership, nor am I impressed with other leaders around the world. We could be doing so much better.  So what I’m suggesting is… somehow; some way we need to have a “joining of the people”—the common citizenry that corrects the bumbling of nation leaders when they occur.  It only takes the effort of brave and moral people to make the difference.  Live by the motto of treating others fairly, as you would want to be treated and keep it moving.  The world is a shitty place right now. Only because good people have not stepped up to make a difference.  It’s time for that change to come.

✊🏾 Bring Brittney home.

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Officers Arrested in Breonna Taylor Killing

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AG Garland and the Department of Justice arrest officers in Breonna Taylor killing

The AP reports that the federal government has arrested four Louisville police officers involved in the  killing of Breonna Taylor.  …It is about time!!! As you may recalled Breonna Taylor was shot to death when officers entered her home, late at night, un-announced.

I’m not going to retell the story here, I just wanted to follow up on the story and mention the fact that the wheels of Justice are finally turning.  And I hope they keep turning to all the other cases that need to be looked at involving police shooting black folk.   I believe that there is a place and purpose for law enforcement, but just pulling out the heat and gunning down black folk is not the answer.  I agree with Attorney General Merrick Garland in his sentiment that “Breonna Taylor should be alive today”.  And honestly, so should many others.  See the link below to see the AP Story!

 

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Source:  AP Story about Breonna Taylor

https://apnews.com/article/breonna-taylor-louisville-civil-rights-violations-merrick-garland-b137cccd940652c20e1294363cb01b72 

#breonnataylor #justice #Kentucky #Louisville

Let’s Talk About “Nomad Internet”… My Review

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I was hoping this could be a review that would say great things about a company.  Instead it’s going to be a teachable moment… for all parties concerned. So, let’s talk about Nomad Internet.

First, it’s a teachable moment for me, because I’ve learned that I should not always believe what a company advertises.  Although I did ample research and saw the pros and the cons of the company, I took a chance on them, the products they displayed, and the service they said they would provide. For that, I was apparently wrong.  So, I give myself a 5 out of a possible 10.

I give Nomad Internet a -5 out of 10 for their part in this review.  Being a small business myself, I don’t have anything against businesses.  What I dislike are businesses who seemingly try to take advantage of either their employees or customers.  I normally speak in generalities to let the process work and hopefully things get resolved.  But, in this case, there were several things that irked me—so we’ll discuss.  I try to keep my posts short—normally under 300 words, today might be that exception—but I will try… at 200 words in…already. 😏

Points of Irkness

 

  1. The Advertisement. I invite anyone to compare the modem below, which is what they sent me, to anything that shows up on their web site:  It does not look anything like the item I received below.

  1. Continued Billing: It seems like if you are dealing with a customer with issues. Don’t try to keep billing them, especially during the FREE TRIAL PERIOD!!
  2. Not Addressing Issues: Stop trying to save and recover a sale when the customer has clearly indicated what needs to be done. It doesn’t end like you think it will end.
  3. Meet Expectations: I was expecting them to say: “Dear Mr. Speller, we apologize for the inconvenience and am sorry that the services did not work for you. Because you are still in the TRIAL PERIOD, we have cancelled the service at your request and we’re processing your refund.  Please see the attached mailing label to return our product.  Thank you for trying us and hope we’ll win your business in the future”…yada yada yada…

    Instead, this is what I got: 👀

In conclusion I can only say I found the company lacking.   Maybe others have had a great experience with them.  Taking 10 days to send out a USED HOTSPOT that looked nothing like the one they advertised and which they said they were programming (when I called to inquire about it); only to then ask me to trouble shoot it, was too unacceptable. 

Businesses like this should take the time to reflect.  Focus more on getting right with the few customers you have than on immediate growth.  And, don’t over promise nor send products that are clearly inferior to what you have advertised.  Keeping things simple saves time and energy for everyone.  For me, it was not.   I have been blogging and writing for a while and it is seldom that I post something this direct.  Hopefully it will help the company and those consumers needing mobile internet to examine all possible options.

Frankly, I don’t know how they intend to correct their errors, but they are not going to charge me for a service that didn’t work nor a product I didn’t ask for (an old ass hotspot).  Do better.  Last but not least, stay tuned for part two of this saga…. The Resolution.

Until then, peace.  Enjoy your Sunday.

UPDATE******  Part 2 now out!

 

#NoMadInternet #BusinessIssues #CustomerService

“Nothing Will Fundamentally Change”, He Said.

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When candidate Joe Biden in essence said that “nothing would fundamentally change”, I think people should have believed that was what he meant.  If they would have believed him then, it would not be a surprise to them now that the watered down  “Build Back Better Act” was all that was going to be offered in the first place.  He doesn’t seem to be interested in real progressive issues. Nor do I believe he tries hard to pass progressives policies.  President Biden talks a good game in public; but looks like he’s an elbow rubber in private.  I truly hope I am wrong about this, but– that is what it looks like.

So here we are; with the #BuildBackBetter plan headed down the #ObamaCare road of weak legislation #BoughtByBusiness.  I gotta tell you, this is frustrating and disheartening.  DEMOCRATS SEEM TO BE LOSERS JUST LIKE REPUBLICANS… MAYBE NOT AS BIG, BUT LOSERS JUST THE SAME.  AND, THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS ALSO A TOOL OF BIG BUSINESS.  There ya’ go, I said it.  …I’ll probably be discussing my opinions on that in future posts. 

For now, let’s continue talking about the Democrats and their disastrous style of leadership.  Democrats start out negotiating with themselves (in a bad way) even before negotiations start.  They seem to be timid and too cautious to speak up boldly for the people they’re supposed to represent; and they give up at the first sign of a legislative fight.  That’s why it puzzles me that #Progressives seem to always feel the need to run as a #Democrat.  Advice: STOP IT!!! It doesn’t work!!!  They disown you every time!  Do your own thing.  And keep doing it until you win.  

I honestly believe many, if not most voters, have gone through the same iterations I did.  The Republican party– they sucked.  The Democrats– they were weak.  That is why I’m nonaffiliated.  I love it and I’m ready to vote for people who are ready to fight for average people.  

The Democratic Party should realize their party is being taken over by Republicans.  I need Progressives to step forward and be progressive–before you get drug down with the Democrats. You know they are going to blame you for any losses and take credit for any wins.  That being said, if you want to add to your ranks, reclaim your energy and power.

Don’t be afraid to stand alone, and don’t compromise.  Make them come to you, instead of you running behind them. Doing so only makes you look weak right now. You represent a large voting block and  you have a year to show people you can govern; and govern well.  You need more progressives –so ask the American people to get more progressives voted into office.  It’s your time.  Do something with it.

~Good Luck, I’m cheering for you.

 

Learning How to Be ‘Always Ready’ [a different take on an old post]

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During my military days, I was once assigned to a unit who had a motto of, “Always Ready”. (Tish was cool as hell when everyone snapped to attention and yelled it out– …was a lil bit corny tho…) It was a training unit and I believe the ethos behind it was that, as an individual and collective as a unit; we should always be ready to contribute to the accomplishment of the mission.

Therefore, being mentally, and physically prepared and present were essential in meeting goals.  Even during personal crisis, you had a contribution to make.  Now, I wished I learned how to totally apply that to my overall life.  I was great at compartmentalizing as I think many were.  It helped me to displace and set aside the private side of my life to accomplish things on the ‘Soldier’ side.

In reflection, incorporating my entire self might have worked better for me.  For some, separating ‘work life’ from ‘personal/home life’ might work great… but that shit doesn’t work for everybody.  I think I’ll go more into depth about in an eBook, but for now we’ll keep pushing on the concept. (You know I like to keep my posts close to 300 words or less.)

So, the question is, How Do You Become Always Ready? I can say for me, learning about myself helped a lot.  Getting proper rest and exercise also helped.  The last thing I’ll mention here is motivation.  Some people are givers.  If you are one, learn to give that same energy you are willing to give to the job, to yourself.  Doing so might put you on the path to finding happiness.

I hope this helps!  Visit my site often!!

I’m working on a few eBooks as extensions about various topics I’ve posted on! 😉

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