Ending January 26, 2023

Have you ever noticed how fast time is flowing now? Seems like my days are flying by at an ever-increasing speed with each day that passes. This must mean that I am enjoying my life … too much, perhaps.

Today I purchased a high-gain antenna to attach to my wireless computer modem so that I can get higher loading speeds on my data plan.

Jim and I went out for that delicious Americanized bastardization of Chinese food that you get from a lot of “Chinese” restaurants that are actually owned and operated by Vietnamese People these days. It seems like in these days in which we are now living, most of the Asian-style restaurants that I have patronized lately load their woks with oil and sugar as the first ingredients to their menu items. Americans are chumps for grease and oil in their diet for some strange reason.

My dad, God rest his soul, loved to use a lot of grease or oil in his cooking. In fact, he cooked his fried eggs in so much grease that the eggs actually floated while cooking. My dad actually French-fried his eggs to the point that they became more like limp plastic than eggs. He did the same to almost everything that he ever cooked on a stovetop in a skillet. He also died when he was 56 years old.

That is about all that went on in my life today. My life is not all that exciting. But talking about stuff is an excuse to write a blog.

How To Avoid Plagiarism When Writing Blog Posts

Why should a blogger even worry about plagiarizing somebody else’s work? Oh, there are a couple of reasons that I can think of:

Bloggers should avoid plagiarism when writing blog posts because it is illegal and unethical.

Plagiarism is using someone else’s work without giving them credit. Not only is this unethical, but it is also a violation of copyright law, which can lead to serious legal consequences.

Furthermore, plagiarism can also hurt a blogger’s reputation and credibility as a reliable source of information. By avoiding plagiarism, bloggers can ensure that their content is original and of high quality, which is essential for building an audience and establishing trust with readers.

What can plagiarizing cost a person?

The cost of a plagiarism lawsuit can vary greatly depending on the situation. In some cases, the person being sued may be required to pay the plaintiff’s attorney’s fees and court costs, as well as any damages or fines that the court may impose. In other cases, the person being sued may be required to pay the plaintiff’s legal fees and court costs, as well as any lost wages and other compensation that the plaintiff may be due, such as punitive damages. If the person being sued is found to be guilty of plagiarism, they may also be required to pay a financial penalty and/or serve jail time.

How Can A Writer Avoiding Plagiarising Someone Else’s Work?

1. Make sure to cite any sources you use. Include the author’s name, the title of the work, and the publication date if applicable.

2. Use quotation marks around any sentence or phrases that are directly quoted from a source.

3. Paraphrase any information you use from a source, making sure not to copy the wording exactly.

4. Use your own ideas and words as much as possible and avoid relying on information from one single source.

5. Make sure to double-check your work for any accidental plagiarism.

6. Ask for help if you are unsure how to properly cite a source or use information from a source.

The reason that I have written this post today is because I have read several articles on several blogs where my plagiarism checker has indicated as much as 52% of plagiarized content and I want to try and be of some help to other writers who may not be aware of the problems that might be encountered even if the plagiarism was accidental or unintentional.

Having said all this, I want to emphasize that I am not a lawyer or a legal professional of any kind, and please do not rely on anything I have said here as fact. If you want the truth about anything that might have been said in this blog post you owe it to yourself to ignore me and to consult with an attorney to get the full story on the dangers and pitfalls of plagiarism.

    Earth’s Spinning Molten Core Is Slowing Its Rotation According To New Study

    Consequences Not Seen As Threat To Life

    A recent scientific study by two research scientists from Peking University in China has suggested that the molten inner core of planet earth may have stopped spinning and might be nearing the reversal stage where it would begin to spin backward according to reports.

    What is the core of the earth and what is its significance? The core of Earth is a large, dense, and very hot layer found at the center of our planet. It is made up of an inner core and an outer core and is located approximately 2,900 km (1,802 miles) beneath the Earth’s surface.

    The inner core is made of solid iron and nickel and has a radius of about 1,220 km (758 miles). The outer core is a liquid layer of iron and nickel and has a radius of roughly 2,300 km (1,429 miles).

    The core of Earth is extremely important, as it is responsible for generating the Earth’s magnetic field. This field protects the Earth from dangerous solar radiation and helps to sustain the atmosphere.

    The core is also responsible for the Earth’s internal heat, which is what drives the convection currents that cause plate tectonics and volcanism. Without it, the Earth would be a much colder and lifeless place.

    According to the scientists who made the referenced study, a change in the rotation of the core should pose no cataclysmic danger to life on the planet … which means, for all practical purposes, you and me.

    But then what do scientists know?

    So what is the worst that could happen if the earth core started a backward spin? Here is all the information about this question that I could find:

    If the Earth’s core suddenly started spinning backward, the effects would depend on how quickly this spin reversed. If the spin reversal was sudden and drastic, it could cause a massive seismic event, which could result in earthquakes, tsunamis, and other catastrophic events.

    We are already witnessing earthquakes, tsunamis and other catastrophic events so that doesn’t appear to be that much of a biggie to me. We have been experiencing these things on an ever-worsening schedule in the past few years and it has been blamed on global warming.

    If the reversal was more gradual, the effects would be less severe, but the spin reversal could still cause shifts in the Earth’s magnetic field, which could affect the global climate and ocean currents.

    We are already having global climate upheavals and changes in both the ocean currents and the air currents too … so I am at a loss to find anything more to worry about because of this referenced study.

    What else is new?

    When “I Love You” Can Be Totally Meaningless

    Opinion From The Magnificent Mind Of John

    When you hear someone say “I love you,” it can be a powerful moment or it can be a moment when you are tempted to say to yourself, “That is horse shit!”

    It can make you feel connected and understood, and it can make you feel valued and appreciated. It can also make you wonder to yourself, “I barely know this person so what is it that they want from me to make them say such shit?”

    I have discovered from hard experience that when someone tells you they love you, they are usually interested in one of two things …(1) Getting into your pants or (2) Getting into your wallet.

    I have counseled people to always be wary of anyone who approaches with a glaring brilliant but fake smile on their face and their hand stretched out toward you. This might be real affection (which is rare as hens’ teeth) or it might be the smiling spider intent on eating the trusting fly.

    For many people, those three little words can also be meaningless. Sure, they might be coming from a place of love, but they don’t always mean what they say. It’s easy to say “I love you” without really meaning it, and when this happens, it can make the phrase feel empty and hollow.

    It’s important to remember that saying “I love you” is only a small part of what it means to really love someone. It’s important to show your loved ones that you care in meaningful ways, such as through your actions, spending quality time with them, and showing that you understand and support them.

    These actions can speak louder than words and are more likely to convey the true depth of your feelings for someone. So, while “I love you” can be a beautiful expression of affection, it’s important to remember that it’s just a few meaningless words unless it’s backed up by genuine actions.

    Take, for example, the son or daughter who has moved into the world and started living lives of their own who never — or painfully rarely ever — call you, visit you, send you a card, invite you to visit …but who will invariable tell you that they love you.

    Yes, this miserable state of affairs does exist. This is when the expression of love means absolutely nothing.

    People I have known all my life suddenly appear out of nowhere after years of never communicating and then have the nerve to tell me that they are my friend. I am happy to inform those people that friends do not ignore each other for years at a time.

    “Lying George” Santos Reportedly Has Ties To Russian Oligarch

    Opinion Editorial

    George Santos who was recently elected to congress to represent the 3rd congressional district of New York and who is under investigation for padding his campaign resume with numerous falsehoods has now reportedly been found to have ties to a powerful and wealthy Russian Oligarch.

    Why am I not surprised to learn this? It would serve Russia well to have someone in congress sympathetic to their causes, don’t you think? I keep remembering that the Republican Party where Santos is now a member has a faction that some people have affectionately dubbed “The Putin Party” for their constant public support of Russian ideals and agenda. I am not going to claim that poor beleaguered Congressman Santos has any proclivities to support or favor the Russians because of his alleged ties to an Oligarch, but for some reason that might be strictly personal, the whole thing smells fishy to me.

    The whole “Ties to a Russian Oligarch” thing seems to swirl around some alleged contributions made to Santo’s campaign by a person reported to be a “Cousin” of an Oligarch and if you want a better picture of what I am talking about here you need to read the information contained under the following link:


    Poor George! He seems to have set off some kind of firestorm with some of the claims he made about himself. I wonder what kind of representative he will be with all the baggage that his detractors have been piling onto him lately.

    A Moment (Or More) Away

    I have had to do some things so I haven’t been blogging too much. My Internet provider informed me he was going to have to terminate my internet service through no fault of his own …which probably means that he has not paid his bill ….so I have had to find a new provider. I am pleased to announce that I have found a new provider and am on target to run for a while longer yet. This provider is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA and has been in business for a long time and has nothing but rave reviews. I am a happy cat once again.

    Check it out: https://www.ebay.com/str/celectronics01?_trksid=p2047675.m3561.l2563

    Aside from that, it has been snowing here again ..on and off and on and off again …a heavy wet snow .. a bitch to shovel ..but even thought we are 84 years old, we got ‘er done and are still alive as far as I can tell.

    I have recently gotten a little tired of bitching and moaning about Trump and Russia and Ukraine … I wish somebody would just call Putin’s nuclear bluff and go all in for pushing his ass out of Ukraine while it can still be done ….Both sides of this conflict are now getting assistance in the Ukraine battles from “Their allies” which means that there are now a bunch of nations involved and if people want to talk about a world war, then I believe that with all the allies involved, we are already there.

    How To Tell When You Are Getting Older

    I can tell I am getting older by a number of things and here are some of the best of them:

    I can tell I am getting older when I notice all the new and trendy things going on around me and realize that these same things were new and trendy when I was a teen-ager decades ago.

    Yeah! Yeah! Whenever I suddenly sneeze violently and wake up the next morning discovering that I cannot turn my head because of the pain in my neck and this goes on for at least three days.

    I can tell that I have joined the old fart club when it suddenly dawns on me that I am watching the evening news and actually liking it.

    Another evidence that I am trapped by advancing age is when I get tired and start thinking about going to bed and discover that the only reason I am planning to go to bed is to sleep… alone … hanky-panky never enters my mind anymore … bed is exclusively for sleep and for dying these days.

    One of the most uncomfortable signs of my elderliness is that when I go to a store or stand in a crowd, nobody seems to know that I am there. Little old ladies used to pat me on the head and call me “Sweetie.” If I approach an elderly lady these days, she clutches her purse more tightly and begins to slowly back away looking for an escape route.

    “Babes” used to writhe and contort seductively when they saw me. Now that I am old, they treat me like I was a small child. The days of writing and contorting are over it appears.

    I know I am old now because my woody changed from solid oak to pithy balsa.

    I know I am old when this surly high school kid tells me, “Get back on the sidewalk for me, please.” and I find out that he is a 38-year-old policeman.

    I know that I am really old when it dawns on me that the cute little tyke that I used to change diapers for is now my 50-year-old son.

    How about when a bunch of young people are talking and I can barely understand a damn thing they are saying. I can hear them alright but it seems to me like they are speaking a form of English language that I never heard before.

    Watching the Golden Globe awards or the Academy Awards programs and realizing that I do not know even one of the celebrities taking part in them.

    When men and women in their late 40s and 50s start opening doors for me and calling me “Sir.”

    I know I am old when the woman barber that I adore asks me if I want my eyebrows, ear hairs and nose hairs trimmed.

    I know I am old when I start looking through my photo albums or look in a mirror.

    Now We Will Have Fiscal Responsibility

    Here, my friends and neighbors, is a very discerning and perceptive analysis of the mental affliction that causes otherwise sensible people to vote for right wing radical politicians. Thanks again to “In Saner Thought ” who I think is one of the most dependable sources of truth in the country today.

    In Saner Thought

    It is official the GOP is in control of the House and now that the Repubs are in power we will have what we have been promised….fiscal responsibility.

    First if you believe this steaming pile of horse manure then I have a slightly used bridge in Brooklyn I would like to sell you.

    Their first fiscal response was to eliminate the metal detectors….next was to authorize smoking in the House….then came another give away for Ukraine….

    Since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine less than one year ago, Congress has approved more than $113 billion of aid and military assistance to support the Ukrainian government and allied nations. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 omnibus appropriations package included an additional $47.3 billion of emergency funding to provide humanitarian, military, and economic assistance to Ukraine on top of the $65.8 billion of funding already approved in three other emergency funding packages enacted by…

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    What will happen to the unvaccinated population?

    I don’t think anybody could have presented a case with more eloquent truth than this one — I love it!

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    Well, for anyone with brains, that’s easy to guess.

    More of them will get sick from the various illnesses they’re refusing to be vaccinated against, be it Covid-19 or Measles or whatever.

    This will result in a larger number of deaths of the unvaccinated than the vaccinated, more time they’ll have to take off from work or school, or they’ll go into work or school and infect others.

    The above will result in spreading it more and more, including to others who already had it, increasing the likelihood of a mutated variant that is more deadly, resulting in more illnesses and more deaths and more long term effects.

    The above will result in an even bigger detrimental impact on the economy, medical facilities, and so forth.

    And as much as I don’t wish death, pain or suffering on others, I can see a silver lining, as more of them die…

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    It’s All Alright Even If It Is All Bullshit
    I spent some time yesterday reading what the blogging experts had to say again and I always get frustrated when I read what the blogging experts have to say even though I am convinced that some of them do know what they are talking about.

    This blogging expert told me to write “Quality” stuff and advised me never to post multiple posts in a single day. He told me that if I post multiple posts in a single day I am going to irritate people and they will either never follow me or they will stop following me if they were following me,

    So I do a little checking on blogs such as “Huffington Post” and a few others and guess what I discovered. I found out that those blogs, all of which have thousands of readers each and every day without fail, post non-stop around the clock.

    And what is the definition of “Quality Material” that all the experts want us to post? Here is the definition that I found:
    “Quality material for blog posts means content that is informative, engaging, and well-researched. It should also be original, accurate, and free from grammar and spelling errors. Quality material should be tailored to the target audience and should be written with the intention of providing value and insight to the reader.”

    I came to my own conclusions after reading that. I concluded that:

    My blog posts are, in fact, informative. I am always informing people of what I think about things. In the process, I am looking to find other people who are willing to share with me how they feel about things. So I guess that for my niche I am informative as hell because there are few people in the world more opinionated than I.

    Engaging and well researched: I should be engaging as hell because I am eccentric enough to engage almost anyone with half a brain but the fact is that I operate from an intellectual center that draws on universal power and knowledge, and is, therefore, a few hundred cuts above the norm …in the area of conceptual genius, I would say … and maybe that turns some people off … I don’t know. I do know that I am a bird of a different hue and that those who like the unordinary and the disordinary should love the living hell out of me. Researching of course, is a non-starter because researching suggests a lot of work doing nothing more than reading what other people have to say and distilling it into something that fits my mold. Anybody can do that and, if the research is not obtained from biased sources, half of the people who should be reading my stuff wouldn’t read it anyway because a lot of humanity lives in an echo chamber and would not accept different views on issues under any circumstances.

    I am supposed to be writing stuff that is free from grammar and spelling errors too. Well, I use the spell checker so if there is a spelling error in my stuff then it is not my fault. As to errors in grammar, I have eight separate certificates from accredited educational institutions in English usage and I have a grammar checker at work on my blog so if there is a deficiency in grammar, again it is not my fault.

    According to the egghead experts, I am supposed to be writing stuff that is of some value and insight to my readers. With the depth of my knowledge base and my considerable experience in the field of communications and Journalism, the presence of value and insight in my blog posts should be academic.

    Like I say, if blogging is going to be a matter to working hard and paying strict attention to a million little details in order to be considered as successful, then I say it is not worth the time of day to sit at a keyboard and rack my brains. It has to be fun or it isn’t of any value at all. Good clean casual fun!

    In my opinion, that is what blogging should be.