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Why it’s time for a Trump revolution




Reprinted from the New York Times

My friends are worried about me. They insist something is not right and suggest prayer, counseling, even rehab. “Take a break,” they urge. “Get away for a few days and clear your head.”

They are wise and kind, and it would be foolish to dismiss their concerns. Truth be told, there are moments when I doubt myself. Am I making a huge mistake? Am I losing my mind?

Perhaps I am. My friends say that’s the only possible explanation for the fact that I might support Donald Trump for president.

The insanity defense is all that’s left now that the smart set has declared that it’s immoral and indecent to even think about voting for Trump. OK, call me immoral and indecent as well as crazy, because I’m thinking about it.

It’s been a long road to get here. When Trump’s name first popped up, I joked about moving to Canada. When he launched his campaign, I cursed him, certain he was going to create a circus just when Republicans finally had a strong field of candidates.

I was intrigued by many of them, starting with Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Scott Walker and Jeb Bush. Others I admired while believing they wouldn’t get far — Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, Ben Carson, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki and Carly Fiorina.

I like those Republicans even though I’m a registered Democrat, just not that kind of Democrat. I voted for President Obama in 2008, believing he meant it when he said no red states, no blue states, only the United States. The barrier he broke added to his appeal.




Six months later, I was off the bus. It was already clear Obama had no intention of building a consensus on anything, although few realized he would be such a radical and partisan polarizer. He may love America, but doesn’t seem to like actual Americans. Other than himself, of course.

With the world on fire thanks to his abdication of global leadership, and with the home front nervous and angry, the 2016 race couldn’t come soon enough. I hoped a Democrat would emerge who realized that Obama had set us on a course that was dangerous and unsustainable, with our ­national debt exceeding $18 trillion.

Clearly, neither Bernie Sanders nor Hillary Clinton is that Dem, though I’ll vote for Sanders in the New York primary just to send her a message.

Following Obama, Clinton’s election would be a calamity. She would be beholden to him, and unable to shift much from his disastrous policies. And who knows what she really believes?

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Besides, if the Clintons are rewarded with the White House again, it would be impossible to demand honesty from any public official in America. She’s thoroughly corrupt and, in the memorable words of the late William Safire, a “congenital liar.” Voting for her is a give up on the future.

So I’m stuck with Republicans, but my favorites were rejected, with only Kasich surviving by a thread. Frankly, I don’t blame voters. They’ve had it with vanilla men who play nice and quietly lose elections. If the nominee is another Mitt Romney, Clinton would win in a landslide.

As noted, I do admire Cruz, but he strikes me as more Barry Goldwater than Ronald Reagan. He’s whip smart, but too rigid ideologically and personally joyless. If I were president, I would nominate him for the Supreme Court in hopes he could fill Antonin Scalia’s shoes as the leading constitutionalist.

Which leaves only Donald J. Trump. He’s weird, erratic and I have no idea what he will say or do next. His nasty put-downs of rivals and journalists, especially Megyn Kelly, diminish him. His policies are as detailed as bumper stickers and his lack of knowledge about complex issues scares me.

If he weren’t the GOP front-runner, the gaps in his game would make it easy to dismiss him. But dismissing him requires dismissing the concerns of the 7.5 million people who have voted for him. That I can’t do.

My gut tells me much of the contempt for Trump reflects contempt for his working-class white support. It is one prejudice gentry liberals and gentry conservatives share.

It is perhaps the last acceptable bigotry, and you can see it expressed on any primetime TV program. The insults don’t all seem good-natured to me. I grew up in central Pennsylvania, surrounded by the kind of people supporting Trump, and I sympathize with their worsening plight.

For generations, they went all in for the American dream. Their families fought the wars, worked in the factories, taught school, coached Little League and built a middle-class culture. Now they are abandoned and know it.

Nobody speaks for them. The left speaks for the unions, the poor and the nonwhite, even shedding tears for illegal immigrants and rioters and looters. The GOP speaks for the Chamber of Commerce, big business and Wall Street.

Trump alone is bringing many of these forgotten Americans into the political system, much as Obama did with millennials and black voters. Trump has done it with full-frontal attacks on lopsided trade deals and a broken immigration system. His message is a potent brew of populism and nationalism that reaches across the partisan divide, and the public response is stirring the country.

In fact, many who despise Trump concede he is right that globalization and the open-border flood of cheap labor, while benefitting many Americans, has hurt many others. But instead of working to fix a broken status quo, many on the left and right echo each other’s venomous attacks against him. One day he is Mussolini, the next he’s Hitler, and he’s routinely accused of hate speech and racism.

What is his great sin? Breaking the taboo about what ails the middle class? Daring to challenge a power system that only pretends to have the consent of the governed?

The shame is that others didn’t beat him to it.

For his chutzpah, tens of millions of dollars are being poured into attack ads against Trump, and the urgent blue-nosed concerns about dark pools of money in politics have vanished. As long as he’s the target, all is fair.

Often, the avalanche of sludge against Trump looks and sounds like a reactionary confederacy fighting to keep its power and privileges. Naturally, the mainstream ­media is slashing away.

A Washington Post editorial claims that stopping Trump is the only way to “defend our democracy.” In other words, those troublesome voters are the problem.

A New York Times columnist raised the prospect of assassination. Sure, it was a joke. Make that joke about Obama or Clinton and see who laughs.

I would be delighted to support a more conventional candidate who has Trump’s courage and appeal, but we don’t always get to pick our revolutionaries. And make no mistake, Donald Trump is leading a political revolution that is long overdue.

 

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Random Emails




Hi Dear,

how are you today I hope that everything is OK with you as it is my great pleasure to contact you in having communication with you starting from today, i was just going through the Internet search when i found your email address, I want to make a very new and special friend, so i decided to contact you to see how we can make it work if we can. Please i wish you will have the desire with me so that we can get to know each other better and see what happens in future.

My name is Rita Williams, I am an American  presently I live in the UK, I will be very happy if you can write me through my private email address(rita.williams471@yahoo.es) for easy communication so that we can know each other, I will give you my pictures and details about me.

bye

Ms.Rita Williams.

 

How many of these random emails do you receive?




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Earth Is Made Up Of Two Planets, Say Scientists




A ‘violent, head-on collision’ between Earth and a developing planet called Theia formed the planet that we live on today and also created the moon, according to new research.

A ‘planetary embryo’ called Theia, thought to be around the same size as Earth or Mars, collided with Earth 4.5 billion years ago with the two being effectively melded together to form a single planet, says the study.

The head-on smash took place approximately 100 million years after the Earth was formed.

While it was already known that the two planets collided, it was previously thought that Theia merely grazed Earth, causing the former to break up, with a piece of the fledgling planet forming the moon.

If that were the case, the moon would have a different chemical composition to Earth because it would be made up predominantly of Theia.

Researchers at the University of California studied moon rocks brought back to Earth by the Apollo 12, 15 and 17 missions, along with volcanic rocks from the Earth’s mantle, found in Hawaii and Arizona.

They found that the rocks from the moon and Earth had almost identical oxygen isotopes, turning the previous theory on its head.

“Theia was thoroughly mixed into both the Earth and the moon, and evenly dispersed between them,” said lead researcher Edward Young. “This explains why we don’t see a different signature of Theia in the moon versus the Earth.”

While Theia ended up incorporated into Earth, Young says that it would probably have become a planet in its own right if the collision hadn’t taken place.

The research was published in the journal Science.

Image credit: William K. Hartmann




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Coming Up Magazine – All for One, One for All

Coming Up Magazine – All for One, One for All

2015 was an amazing year for Coming Up Magazine. What started off as a small side project to help promote a few select L.A. local bands and artist, it has grown to showcase amazing artist from all over the Country and Australia and the UK. With a small team of excellent and talented writers who know and love music, Coming Up Magazine has featured great musicians playing everything from Punk to the Blues, to electronic and pure Rock and Roll. 2016 will see targeted growth in other markets including Northern California, New York, and others.

My personal belief, and the fundamental mission behind this project, is to give out positive energy and promote health and healing through music and the arts at the local level and to showcase and feature emerging new artists and musicians. We are confident that this will help inspire and elevate each of us to Be more and Do more on our own path and quest to “Come Up”.

All for One, One for All!

Brian Carrillo, Publisher, Coming Up Magazine.

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The Theory of Rock

The Theory of Rock

Rock Music – A rhythmic emphasis on melodic progression to a percussive point, with consistent harmonic reinforcement.

Rock Theory: All music as rock and roll (the “optimal” genre)

Its categories are subdivided as follows, with the
primary twin branching examples, culminating in its traditional incarnation, followed by an artist signifying the general quintessence of each genre’s manifestation.  Each general category is governed by a chief Fourier-analytic symmetry equation which determines its objective optimization.  The result is, with the addition of the common aim of both the scientific and artistic sentiment, and the latter inclusion of form and function models (as given by the physical incarnations of tautology loop, relatively resistance-free continuum-action Schopenhauerian Idea archetypes, preserved irrespective of speed [here referred to as “Rhythm Models”; which are actually “kinesis eidolons”], projecting as motion-time models in the cognitive spatial manifold), 7 governing equations of rock and roll, which total – with the inclusion of secondary sub-equations – a matrix theory of 20 equations:

  1. Popular Rock (Pop) – Bubblegum, Rhythm and Blues | Folk Melodies [The Beatles] {Equivalence As Symmetry | a = a} (Consistency/Harmonization)

 

  1. i) y = x [Line] | Projection: Linear Momentum – “Joy”
  2. ii) 0 = 0 [Point] | Rhythm Model: Marble Clicker

 

  1. Emotive Rock (Emo) – Folk Music, Heavy Metal | Opera [Paramore] {The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus | F(b) – F(a) = ∫-ab(f)} (Vicissitude/Moodswing)
  2. i) [([x]2 + [y]2)]2 = 2[c]2([x]2 – [y]2) [Lemniscate] | Projection: Planar Momentum – “Depression”
  3. ii) (f(x-2) – f(x-1))/dx [Limit] | Rhythm Model: Faucet

 

  1. Dance Rock (Dance) – House Jams, Rap | Hymnals [Lady Gaga] {The Nash Equilibrium |  ∫-i(f-1 + f-2) ≥ 0} (Cooperation/Integration)
  2. i) f-1 + f-2 = 0 [Neutrality] | Projection: Spatial Momentum – “Effortlessness”
  3. ii) f-2 – f-1 < 0 [Zero Sum] | Rhythm Model: Spring

 

  1. Punk Rock (Punk) – Soft Rock, Classic Rock | Tribal [Nirvana] {The Pythagorean Theorem | [a]2 + [b]2 = [c]2} (Simplification/Emphasis)

 

  1. i) (1/3)πh[r]2 [Cone] | Projection: Angular Momentum – “Declarative”
  2. ii) (4/3)π[r]3 [Sphere] | Rhythm Model: Gyroscope

 

  1. Synthetic Rock (Synth) – Techno, Anthem | Jazz [Garbage] {The Fibonacci Sequence | g(0) = 1 + (1/(1 + (1/(1 + . . .))))} (Complexity/Pattern)

 

  1. i) y = 1/x [Hyperboloid] | Projection: Wave Momentum – “Ecstasy”
  2. ii) x = ab [Prime Root] | Rhythm Model: Sand Hourglass
  1. Psychedelic Rock (Psychedelic) – Experimental, Progressive | Blues [Katy Perry] {The Euler Relation | [e]iπ + 1 = 0} (Summation/Euphoria)

 

  1. i)  ∫([e]x) = [e]x + C [Non-Differentiation] | Projection: Vibrational Momentum – “Oblivion”
  2. ii) π(x) ~ x/lnx [Differential Progress] | Rhythm Model: String

 

  1. Electronic Rock (Electronica) – Dubstep, Classical | Celebratory [Smashing Pumpkins] {Electricity | 3-∇(E|) = 0} (Baseline/Changelessness)

 

  1. i) E’ = 0 [Closed System] | Projection: Circular Momentum – “Optimality”
  2. ii) π(x) ~ p-i [Primacy] | Rhythm Model: Pendulum

With these 28 genres of music, the two dual components of all music (base rhythm and melody) seal the 30 classes of music (as the sifting categorical measure of temporality and all possible emotional expression) – which, in the end, was all rock and roll, as an approached limit of rhythmically compressed emphasis; only, theoretically modeled properly from the 20th century onward, and seen in this contextual self-consistent framework – as the encapsulation model of all possible genius and sentiment.  The sophistication of the classification scheme is evidenced by its capacity to identify proper genres based on their rhythm models, which can be heuristically derived by comparing the relative centricity of malleability of an appropriate applied metronome, and then “fitting” the appropriate step-archetype.  These phenomena model not only all of music, but all of neutral reference frame physics of space, due to their extended application to temporality.

 

Rock then, in the end, is not only the ultimate form of music for many, but is the ultimate form of music.  It reminds us that: “This is the best of moment of my life . . . because it is happening right now.”

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Lady Who?

If 524268_10151132219959574_2112484074_nyou listened to her sing the night of the Oscars then you know this girls has talent. Lady Gaga also has talent when it comes to transformation. Does she do all this on her own or does she have help? It does not matter. After all, we are all the net sum of all we do and if it doing it with the aid of others helps us transform then so be it.  Hats off (I mean, shirts off) to this awesome woman of change and transformation.

This is the first post of a brand new direction for this website. I am changing the name to “Coming Up Magazine” (Formerly “Coming Up”). Coming Up Magazine , or C.U.M. for short, is about the people, places and things that are shaping our world , particularly about the artist, musicians, writers, magazines, what ever it might be, that is on the Up Swing. A sort of reflection and review of aspiring new bands, talent, brands, that are raising the bar and rising to the new occasion to inspire and motivate the next generation of humans. I doubt if politicians will be found here, but who knows.

This generation needs change masters and innovators. Individuals who sacrifice all to be better humans and the best at what they do.

Island Universe by Feeding People – Gone but not Forgotten

Feeding People’s Island Universe is a strange and  creative music video that shows the creative genius of the writer, Louis Filliger who departs from the traditional garage punk stuff of his earlier works to a deeper and more loftier sound that will get you to wonder if he is mad or simply fucking with your mind.

Jessie Jones’s  vocals is a lovely blend of innocence and scorn as she sings, “Forever… Forever..” to the 60’s retro guitar licks of Filliger as he smashes into your frontal lobes.

Truth behind Thanksgiving

After the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth in 1620 on the Mayflower,they almost starved to death. Members of a local tribe, the Wampanoag, helped the newcomers, showing them how to plant corn and other local foods. In the fall of 1621 the Pilgrims celebrated their first successful harvest with a three-day feast with the Wampanoag.

The friendliness of the Wampanoag was extraordinary, because they had recently been ravaged by diseases caught from previous European explorers. Europeans had also killed, kidnapped and enslaved Native Americans in the region. The Plymouth settlers, during their desperate first year, had even stolen grain and other goods from the Wampanoag, according to Wikipedia’s entry on Plymouth Colony.

The good vibes of that 1621 feast soon dissipated. As more English settlers arrived in New England, they seized more and more land from the Wampanoag and other tribes, who eventually resisted with violence—in vain. We all know how this story ended. “The Indian population of 10 million that lived north of Mexico when Columbus came would ultimately be reduced to less than a million,”.

Let us all be thankful that the Native Americans did not kill our forfathers the minute they stepped off their boats and that the Wampanoag Indians where here to help us through our very first winter in the new world.