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     With the 2020 presidential election winding down, I was just wondering, does anyone else think the electoral college is a really stupid way to run an election.   Seriously it makes no sense.  The only way it would make sense is if ALL states got exactly the same amount of electoral votes.  As recent elections have shown it is possible to win the election for president if you get more electoral votes, even if you did not get the most popular votes.  When your states votes go to the man with the most votes in your state it is basically saying your vote meant nothing if you did not vote for that person.   What ever happened to one man one vote concept?  When the electoral college puts people in office THAT WERE NOT the ones most of the people wanted in office, how is that democracy.  I was taught democracy was a government of the people by the people and for the people, but the electoral college over rides that, because it is not the will of the people that is putting the president into office. It is an archaic concept that may have worked long ago , but has become obsolete today and should be done away with now.  The popular vote should put the president in office,because it is the will of the people. 


     Lately I am beginning to wonder why people think very one should be perfect?  It seems like lately if anyone misspeaks and says something wrong right away people are on top of it.  We all need to learn tolerance.   Sometimes people say things that may hurt another persons feelings, and that is sad.  Thing is THIS IS THE USA people are allowed to say how they feel, and if it does not break any laws EVERYONE can say what they want. 
     The bigger thing to do would be to forgive those that hurt us, especially if they apologize for what they do that hurt you.   It is wrong to not forgive someone who says something that they did not know would hurt your feelings before they said it.   Our forefathers fought for our rights to say what we want.   Now people are getting so thin skinned they take every little remark personally.   This country became great because of their differences.  
     Now at the risk of making people angry I really think I need to say I am so sick of this black lives matter thing.  SERIOUSLY! ALL LIVES MATTER !   I personally treat EVERYONE the same ,regardless of color or nationality. I think everyone has a right to live their life in any way they wish, right up till the point where it interferes with my personal rights.
There is a great line in the musical Oklahoma. It is: I AM NOT BETTER THEN ANYONE ELSE , BUT I WILL BE DANGED IF I AIN'T JUST AS GOOD.  People need to start seeing and treating each other just as you want to be treated yourself.  
   WHY CAN WE NOT ALL JUST LIVE AND LET LIVE?   So many people do not realize what they can learn from others if they gave the a chance instead of  judging  people by their color. When they should look to their hearts,
     I had a friend when I was in grade school.  She was the first black person I ever met, and she was sweet and kind.   Back then they would give out writing certificates if your writing improved over the year.  I got none because my writing had not improved enough. If it were now everyone would have gotten one even if they did not improve. My friend saw I was sad because I did not get a certificate.  She took off the  homemade necklace she was wearing, and gave it to me to try to make me feel better. I still have that necklace after 52 years.  Anyone looking at it that did not know the story about it would think it was junk, but to me it is a priceless memento from a good friend.
     On an unrelated subject. I wish people would learn to ignore people when they say mean things to you.  You ignore it they will stop in time, but if you respond you will be giving then the attention the crave.


If anyone plans to buy any elite shungite on line be sure to read the complete description before buying it. I found an add advertising elite shungite pyramids at what appeared to be a good price. When I read the full description I realized it was not shungite at all. They were trying to pass off obsidian( another lack rock) as the higher priced shungite.  Shungite can be found only in Russia, and  science has proven it to be a good water purifier as long as a filter from em radiation. Shungite is expensive so if you want to buy some make sure you get the real thing.  If you order some and are not sure if it is real or not, the best way I have found to test it is to take the bottom off a small flash lite and touch the shungite to the center of the battery terminal and the side of the light.  If it is real shungite the light will light up. Shungite has a high carbon content, and is very conductive.
     So it is like the buyer beware. Another clue it may not be real is where it comes from. Elite shungite can only be found in Russia, if it says it is coming from anywhere else you may want to read the description carefully, and ask the seller questions before buying it.


     Did you ever notice when things are going great something always happens to change that?   Or have you ever noticed when you think you are making your point of view perfectly clear someone will read into what you say and think you meant something you never even though?   Did you ever notice some people think they know what you are going to say before you say it, so they try to answer questions before you ask them, and they never have the right question?  Had a landlord one time would constantly try to answer your questions before you asked them, and what he would answer was never what you wanted to ask.  One time he did this and then hit me with I do not have much time. To which I replied well if you had let me ask my question instead of trying to answer it before I asked it you would have saved time, because you still need to answer the question I really wanted to ask.   Did you ever notice when siblings fight among themselves they will always go to the parent that is the easiest to convince they are telling the truth, even if they are not for back up?   Ever no0tice some things you would think were made well are not?  I have an orange teapot and i dropped a soup cup out of the cupboard and hit it. It knocked a chip out of the tea pot and the cup did not even chip.  Ever notice some people will dry to do away with the evidence when they get caught doing something they are not meant to do?  I caught a half dozen little children playing with a lighter the other week.  They were trying ot melt marshmallows with it. When I saw what they were doing I said does your mom know you are playing with fire?  The girl holding the lighter dropped it. What was amazing is she told the truth when I asked hi her mom knew she was doing that. She said no. I said do you think you should be doing that then? and she said no.  I guess there is a little hope for this younger generation after all. And lastly did you ever notice that many people in your life will try to change you instead of just allowing you to be you who you are?


     Why is it that people today tend to assume only certain people can be  prejudice?  Are not the people that think someone is prejudice ( just because they are white ) themselves practicing a form of prejudice themselves?   I saw something written recently that said people are calling for the killing of innocent  white people, and white police officers.   If you take such a stand are you yourself not guilty of the same form of prejudice that you have accused others of? 
   I am white in color, but my genealogy is mixed. You can not tell it just to look at me, and I remember the time a young black child made an accusation assuming I was prejudice because I had told a group of children in our after school program they were breaking a rule that most of them knew was in place.  The child said you do not want us in here( meaning the game room which the rule stated the children must have an adult with them to access and they had none when they went in the room) because we're black.  Just so happens a a preteen girl that had know me her whole life and who was also black was there with  the children that day.  I called her by name and said to her, You have know me your whole life. Am I prejudice?  She said no Miss Jane you treat all kids the same.  I then turned to the little girl that had tried to claim prejudice to get away with breaking the rules of the program, and I said, She (meaning the little girl that said I treated all kids the same) knows me really knows me, You took one look at my white skin and assumed prejudice, I said it appears you may be the one that is prejudice, and by the way I have black blood on my dad's side, but because you could not see it you made a wrong assumption about me. I do not know if I made the point that you can not go by looks or not, but I hope I did.   Now a days some people play the prejudice card not because they really believe someone is, but as a way of trying to break rules others must obey.  I think that is a shake . Some white people get nervous when the race card is played and will do about anything to appease the person saying it,  Problem is that when people cry discrimination when there is none it makes it harder for people to prove it when it really happens
     I love my neighborhood.  It is low income housing, and has about an equal number of blacks and whites,and a couple that fit into neither category.   We have something here most of the rest of this country does not seem to be able to maintain.  Nearly all the people in my neighborhood  are nice to each other.  We rarely have a fight that is not from members of the same house hold, and everyone will speak to you on the street and ask how you are.   I am not frightened to walk anywhere in my neighborhood day or night.   I really wish the rest of the country could understand we are not different just because our color does not match,  We are all the same under the skin (blood and bones).   We need to pull together as a country not try to hurt each other.   A very wise man once said "A house divided can not stand.  EVERYONE KNOWS WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER THAN APART.