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One afternoon, my friend told me he was walking around the corner to the liquor store near his home in Venice beach to get an ice cream. Another man started walking in front of him. Being that this was near Muscle Beach, the man who walked in front of him was ripped like a bodybuilder. A very big muscular dude, compared to my friend, an intellelectual.
They were both going in the same direction. The muscle man heard my friend’s footsteps behind him. He stopped and asked my friend, “Are you following me?” My friend half smiled and said no, but before he could complete his sentence, the muscle man had decked my friend and pummled him on the ground. He was in fear for his life. He actually believed it was the end for him. He screamed as much as he could. Then, out of apathetic annoyance, a neighbor yelled “Keep it down out there!” This was while my friend was being beaten to death. The muscle man ran away before he could be identified.
My friend called me, drastically explaining that I needed to take him to the hospital. His cheeks were purple and swollen and he said his neck hurt like hell. He couldn’t afford insurance, so I had to take him to a low-income clinic. The doctor said the swelling would go down after a while and no bones were broken,so he was Okay and healed up a few weeks later. I asked him if he would have shot the guy if he had a gun. My friend, was a spiritual antiwar activist type so even though he was terrified, he still said no.
Trayvon didn’t have a gun either. Fear of the unknown in both cases drove people’s actions more than race, but fear of an unknown black person in Zimmerman’s neighborhood lead him to kill instead of question.
Welcome back from the Mayan scam. After that Harold Camping fiasco last year, I’m cynical about end of the world predictions. “Wired” magazine takes credit for this headline. They knew that December 21st was not the end and wrote an article with that title explaining why. Very fascinating. Yet global climate change is still with us. Random disasters like hurricane Sandy and extreme weather seasons may become the norm. There’s dangerous methane in the ice melting at the North Pole. Wackos are shooting people everywhere. And who knows what the Hadron Collider and mobile devices will do to us in the long run? But the world still has good in it. People are living longer. Most media is free to obtain or create. I now work for a solar energy company. Obama was reelected even though the fiscal cliff still looms.
Next thing “Wired” magazine tells us is that robots will be coming into our lives. They’ll be taking over our jobs and we’ll be glad they did. Even if our jobs are fun like musician or web designer, because we’ll invent new jobs that and we’ll continually turn these over to robots and keep inventing better jobs and evolving. Wired was right about the Mayan apocalypse and may be right about robots but with all the new mobile technology these days, shouldn’t they call themselves “Wireless” and not “Wired”? I also wonder why they are still available as a paper magazine and not just in e form. Hmmm. I’ll just have to be satisfied with this rainbow reminding me from Noah’s Ark that God will never destroy the earth again.
Are you texting and emailing more than talking, but still need a phone sometimes? There’s a new development in lifeline phones. You can even get a cellphone now and pay only $2.50 for 250 minutes. You can pay $5.00 for 500 minutes. I know it sounds unbelievable, but it really is true! How do I know? Cause I have one now. The phone may not be the latest model, but it works. Think how much money the cellphone companies have been ripping us off for all this time! However, you do need to qualify for this Obama government program. If you’re in California, just go to http://www.reachoutwireless.com to find out the details. They have newer smartphones too if your willing to buy them at the usual prices. The minute plans even include texting too!