Ricky Ray, My Executive Producer

A Simple Introduction To My Executive Producer Ricky Ray

In December, I will be making some interesting changes to AfterAmerica.Online and one of them is that I will be adding a podcast to this blog and won’t do it until after Mercury Is Out of Retrograde.

Here is a segment of an interview that I successfully produced while the Producer of The Vinny Eastwood Show which I was directly involved with from June of 2010 until October of 2012.



This clip is not for the faint of heart and if you are not like minded with what Mr. Ray is saying I would strongly suggest that you not follow me any more.

jack-the-ripper
There Is More To Jack The Ripper Than Meets The Eye.

Ten Steps on How to Make a Slave in Generation-Y

For the past 2 years I have followed this blog. The writing is honest, authentic and very straight forward and I would strongly urge you to read what this very dynamic young man in his 30’s has to say about what is happening in America. ~ Mitch 🙂

Home Is Where the Hate Is: The Triangle

Without sounding like a broken record, or like someone who either had OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) or who has mentioned this before: As decades and generations pass, younger members tend to break the past rules and regimen that held society together, but no longer works for the individuals or collective members of said society. For those who yearn for acceptance and being seen as infallible, they have an unhealthy obsession with being seen as “right”. Well, being “right” is usually rooted in past knowledge, rules and regimen that has worked before. Surprisingly, we still hear pseudo intellectual conversations and fake “solutions” to maintain our traditional stupidity.

For the cynical of us, it seems as if humanity is just a power struggle for people to fulfill their sick, insatiable desires to either control, manipulate, degrade or abuse others. Or to use vulnerable people as trophies, status symbols or bargaining chips. Ever wonder…

View original post 1,224 more words

The Concise Guide to Formatting Your Blog Posts

A wonderful Blog Post on blogging! I got a lot out of it and I hope you do too!

The Art of Blogging

Yes, content is king, but formatting is queen: to create readable, engaging content ensures that your followers will and can follow through to the end.

This post is going to show you how to create pages and posts that are interesting to look at, easy to read, and engaging to … even the most technologically challenged reader.

Let’s take a look at six ways to format your posts for maximum readability.

View original post 440 more words

The Shifting Times In America

Reflections and Comments On Unsteady Times by Mitch Santell

Still need a job
Industry After Industry Is Being Disrupted.

Good evening followers and readers. Thank you so much for following my blog or at least checking in with me from time to time to get a sense of my observations. In 2007 I could not live in fear any more and I moved in New Zealand. The challenges I experienced there have now hit America and I wonder what kind of world and what kind of America my Grandchildren will live in once I am dead, buried and gone.

There seems to be a sincere lake of community. From what I observe on a daily basis I see more and more people who are either struggling, gave up or don’t know where to turn.

There has never been a time outside of The Civil War and The American Revolution that I have observed the United States at such a divided fork in the road.

Here are some thoughts that one writer put into an opinion piece. I related a lot to what was written. First, I am an American and Second, I feel sense and observe the constant chatter of so many that are extreme on both sides of the political spectrum.

Check this out and see if you are like mined with this:

What should we do during the next two years of divided government? We could spend them as we’ve spent the last two: React to every Trump outrage. Keep Trump’s narcissistic provocations at center stage. Express daily contempt from within the safety of our political silos.

This seems to be the business model for cable news and online media. There’s a big, reliable audience of people who will tune in to feel appalled by and superior to President Donald Trump, and who are addicted to their daily rituals of moral onanism.

On the other hand, we could put the Trump soap opera off to the side and pay attention to actual Americans and actual solutions. We could acknowledge that we are an evenly divided country. We could build the bipartisan governing coalitions and agendas suited to that reality.

Fortunately, many people are opting for plan B. For example, the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution gathers stakeholders across the political spectrum and gets them working together on common visions — union bosses with Walmart executives, teacher union leaders with charter school heads.

Washington think tanks are undergoing a fundamental evolution. A lot of them, like the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, were built to advise parties that no longer exist. They were built for a style of public debate — based on social science evidence and congressional hearings that are more than just show trials — that no longer exists. Many people at these places have discovered that they have more in common with one another than they do with the extremists on their own sides.

So suddenly there is a flurry of working together across ideological lines. Next week, for example, the group Opportunity America, with Brookings and AEI, will release a bipartisan agenda called “Work, Skills, Community: Restoring Opportunity for the Working Class.”

Written by a wide array of scholars, the report starts with the truth that the working class has been mostly ignored by the rest of society. Government has welfare programs to serve the poor and they have programs like 529 savings accounts to subsidize the rich. But there’s very little for families making, say, $50,000 a year.

Businesses like Amazon will invest in rich places like New York and Northern Virginia, but they won’t invest much in working-class communities in Ohio or Kentucky. Universities, religious organizations and activist groups will recruit from the affluent suburbs and serve those in dire poverty, but they barely touch the working class.

What you get is a layer of society that has been denuded of institutions and social bonds. Working-class men have been dropping out of the labor force at alarming rates. A generation ago, working-class families were about as likely to be part of religious communities as affluent Americans, but now their participation rates have plummeted. A generation ago, working-class families were nearly as likely to be married as affluent people, but now only half the children in working-class families will be raised in adolescence by stably married parents. From the 1970s to the 2000s, the share of working-class people aged 25 to 60 who were involved in a neighborhood organization fell from 71 percent to 52 percent.

Read more here: 

https://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/What-should-we-do-during-the-next-two-years-of-13417680.php

reel-for-front-3 TASCAM

Now for a 58 second clip on what has been happening behind the scenes for hundreds of years.

 

 

 

 

US Tijuana Border Officially Closed

Observations Watching The Border by Mitch Santell

We all must admit that we are living in extraordinary and transitional times. This is something I never thought I would see in my lifetime. What is it? The Border between the USA and Mexico Shut down. 

Border Closed November 25 2018 US Mexico
There are numerous places on the internet to watch the live stream.

Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries, while the U.S. halted all border traffic on Sunday between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego.

U.S. agents shot the gas, according to an Associated Press reporter on the scene. Children were screaming and coughing in the mayhem.

Honduran migrant Ana Zuniga, 23, said she saw migrants open a small hole in concertina wire at a gap on the Mexican side of a levee, at which point U.S. agents fired tear gas at them.

“We ran, but when you run the gas asphyxiates you more,” she told the AP while cradling her 3-year-old daughter Valery in her arms.

Mexico’s Milenio TV also showed images of several migrants at the border trying to jump over the fence. A few yards away on the U.S. side, shoppers streamed in and out of an outlet mall.

Read more here:

https://globalnews.ca/news/4696958/migrants-reach-us-mexico-border/

Can’t we just go back to making movies? I guess life does imitate art.


#love #instagood #photooftheday #tbt #cute #beautiful #me #followme #happy #follow #fashion #selfie #picoftheday #like4like #girl #tagsforlikes #instadaily #friends #summer #fun #smile #igers #instalike #likeforlike #repost #food #instamood #follow4follow #art #style #snow #snowing #winter #socialsteeze #cold #ice #white #weather #sky #skies #frosty #frost #chilly #nature #snowflakes #instagood #instawinter #instasnow #photooftheday #snowfall #blizzard #thanksgiving #thanks #giving #socialsteeze #turkey #turkeyday #food #foodporn #holiday #family #friends #love #instagood #photooftheday #happythanksgiving #celebrate #stuffing #feast #thankful #blessed #fun #christmas #holidays #tistheseason #socialsteeze #holiday #winter #instagood #happyholidays #elves #lights #presents #gifts #gift #tree #decorations #ornaments #carols #santa #santaclaus #love #xmas #red #green #christmastree #family #jolly #snow #socialsteezerrychristmas

The Power Of Gratitude

Life Is Amazing by Mitch Santell

Living in gratitude may be the single best way to keep your life grounded. Happiness is a decision that you make in your life. No one can give this to you. Ever meet a person who is simply miserable? There may be a way to help by being kind to them, or you may be stuck with the blow back of their own misery.

For me this Thanksgiving? I am Thankful, Grateful and Blessed.
My heart and prayers go out to those who are alone this Thanksgiving Holiday. 
Gratitude and Love

Alcohol Is A Body Eating Spirit

Observations On Bottled Spirits by Mitch Santell

Alcohol for so many of us is simply a social drink that we use in social situations. There are those of us who hold our beer or wine well and tend to laugh and smile. For others it can bring out a dark side.

nuns-drinking-beer-and-smoking
Nuns Drinking and Smoking. 

 

The word “alcohol” is said to come from the arabic term “Al-khul” which means “BODY-EATING SPIRIT” (also, is the origin of the term” ghoul”).

In alchemy, alcohol is used to extract the soul essence of an entity. Hence its’ use in extracting essences for essential oils, and the sterilization of medical instruments. By consuming alcohol into the body, it in effect extracts the very essence of the soul, allowing the body to be more susceptible to neighboring entities most of which are of low frequencies. (why do you think we call certain alcoholic beverages “SPIRITS”). Spirits is SPEAR-ITS and it is us who are being speared in our defenseless and extremely toxic state.

Funny_Pictures_2818
The Gang Is All Here.

That is why people who consume excessive amounts of alcohol often black out, not remembering what happened. This happens when the good soul (we were sent here with) leaves because the living conditions are too polluted and too traumatic to tolerate. The good soul jettisons the body, staying connected on a tether, and a dark entity takes the body for a joy ride around the block, often in a hedonistic and self serving illogical rampage. Our bodies are cars for spirits. If one spirit leaves, another can take the car for a ride.

Demons, once having hijacked a polluted and soulless body, often try to cause fear in a moral and unpolluted person, in order to have that fear pry open that person’s clean body for possession by another demon, who often is waiting in line for their visit into the physical realm. Fear is the catalyst for this sort of spirit transfer and all resulting dark behavior. Is our massive spike in society wide sexual confusion because our originals souls are leaving (out of fear, panic or trauma) and a soul of an alternate gender is taking up home in the open host? Something to think about. Much occurs beyond in the invisible realms.

Essentially when someone goes dark after drinking alcohol or polluting themselves in many other ways, their body often becomes possessed by another entity. Have you ever felt different, more sexual, more violent, less rational and less logical………after drinking alcohol? Are you aware we already live inside an ancient religious cult who are schooled concerning the dark powers of alcohol? It is this cult that popularizes alcohol, through the media and government it controls, to serve a very ancient and dark agenda. In Canada just recently the Federal Government recommended weekly safe alcohol consumption as 15 drinks for men and 11 for females. As William Shakespeare said, “Hell is empty and the devils are here.” It’s more than obvious who stands between us and the life we all deserve to be living. It is us who stops our own ascension into betterment, because we believe such blatant and obvious lies.

The solutions to our crumbling society are only to be found within our non polluted collective humanity, not within modern science and the honoring of the polluting chemicals which it represents. Our dark and immoral human farmers masquerade as altruistic governments, who then serve us up to dark spiritual entities that feed off our energies when we consume alcohol and a host of other toxic substances they rain down from the top of the ruling pyramid. We’re slaves living on an elaborate control grid…..based on indoctrination, propaganda, chemical sedation, toxic medication and we’re even used as food energy for dark spirits who live outside the frequency of visible sight. I haven’t drank alcohol in almost 6 years. Now, the dark spirits have no way to enter my body. Join the moral rebirth of humanity, unslave, reject the poison and lets get to work doing what we know has to be done.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/2AhumpJ

despair 1

My parting shot: Only you can know what is appropriate for you. Only you will know how much you can handle before going off the deep end.

#thanksgiving #thanks #giving #socialsteeze #turkey #turkeyday #food #foodporn #holiday #family #friends #love #instagood #photooftheday #happythanksgiving #celebrate #stuffing #feast #thankful #blessed #fun

 

Let’s Dumpster Dive On Thanksgiving

Dumpster Dive 1
Let’s Dumpster Dive in Los Angeles 2018

Why You Should Dumpster Dive

Did you know that roughly one third of the food produced worldwide ends up in dumpsters? Now I completely understand. You’re not interested in diving for food. You want to find some furniture, electronics, or whatnot. Well you’d be surprised that those items are also being disposed of at alarming rates. The cold reality is that in order for stores to please their customers, they need to throw out the things that are returned or not selling. The complete and utter waste of these perfectly fine resources should be enough in itself to motivate you to take action. You’d be baffled by what you find people throwing away. Regardless of their reasons, you can do pretty well for yourself by dumpster diving.

Now I’m not saying that dumpster diving is all rainbows and unicorns. You might have to butt heads with store managers. Your friends might think you’re out of your mind. You may have to get dirty, but thankfully not too dirty. The point I’m trying to get across is that you should dumpster dive for you, not someone else. Despite everyone’s reasons, we dumpster dive as a source of fulfillment. Whether it’s to lower our grocery bill, finding things to flip on Craigslist, or to get that warm and fuzzy feeling for saving the environment, we all love the thrill of taking trash and turning it into treasure. Hopefully you can relate. If you can’t, you need to get out and dumpster dive as soon as possible.

The 3 Golden Rules of Dumpster Diving

No matter how you dumpster dive, you should follow these 3 rules. Be quick, be quiet, be clean. So what does this mean exactly? Good thing you asked! Let’s break each one of these down.

Quick

The goal of dumpster diving is to find impressive things for free while not being disrupted. You don’t want to be a sitting duck. Sitting ducks get nowhere. You should be able to hit a dumpster in under 10 minutes. If you’re taking longer than this, something’s wrong. The longer you stay at one dumpster, the fewer dumpsters you can hit in a go and the higher likelihood that you’ll be confronted. Now if you’re really good, you should be able to get through a dumpster in under 5 minutes. Now of course there are some exceptional dumpsters that’ll take you much longer to go through so this recommendation is subject to change on the fly.

Quiet

No matter if you go during the day or at night, you should be silent. If you’re with a friend while dumpster diving, use voices that are between a whisper and casual conversational. If you give others a reason to confront you, they’ll confront you. Dumpster diving in itself isn’t a crime, but some people will try to find ways of dealing with you. One of these ways is called disturbing the peace. Be on people’s good side. Don’t give strangers a reason to hate you and you’ll be able to dumpster dive without much concern.

Clean

Now you may be confused. Dumpsters are the opposite of clean. They’re supposed to be filthy. Well luckily you’re not diving in those kinds of dumpsters. The dumpsters you’ll be targeting are retail dumpsters that tend to be fairly clean, but that’s besides the point. By clean, we mean that you should leave a dumpster at a minimum of as good as you found it if not better.

After you’re done picking through the scraps, take what you don’t want to bring home and throw it back into the dumpster. Nothing infuriates employees more than opening up shop the next day to find a messy dumpster. This isn’t even mentioning the fact that they likely have you on camera and can charge you for loitering. Like we said before, don’t give stores a reason to hate you. If you do this step right, most locations won’t even realize that you’re dumpster diving there. If you don’t clean up after yourself, prepare to find a locked dumpster or angry employees scolding you the next time you return to that location.

Learn Your Local Laws

If you didn’t already know, dumpster diving is legal in the United States and most developed countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and many more. However, there are some municipalities with ordinances against dumpster diving. It’s important for you to recognize whether your town has laws against dumpster diving. This is relatively easy to do. Go to city hall or call them up and they’ll tell you all the information you need to know about dumpster diving.

Dumpster Diving GuideIn the overwhelming majority of cases, you should be able to dumpster dive with no issues. If you do happen to live in an area where dumpster diving is not allowed, simply look at other nearby regions that permit it and go there. It’s not the end of the world.

Now that we’ve established the legality of dumpster diving, you should be aware that stores usually don’t like people picking through their trash and law enforcement will be split depending on the officer that sees you doing it. First of all, remember that it’s legal. Secondly, know that they can’t take any legal action against you unless you’ve committed a crime.

Now what are these crimes that they could use as an excuse to dissuade you from dumpster diving. First of all, don’t trespass. If you see “no trespassing” signs near a dumpster or gated garbage bins, promptly leave. Next, don’t cause too much noise. We previously mentioned that this could be considered disturbing the peace. Lastly, don’t make a mess by leaving the area worse than you found it. Follow these instructions and you should be well on your way to dumpster diving success.

What to Wear When Dumpster Diving

Whatever you decide to wear while dumpster diving should correspond with the weather. You need to be prepared for the elements including but not limited to wind, rain, and snow. Your attire should ideally be something that is old and used. Think Walmart clothes and hand-me-downs. If you’re dumpster diving, you really don’t need to wear anything nice. Just wear something that gets the job done. Stack up on layers if it’s going to snow or throw on a raincoat if it’s drizzling.

Ideally you also want a pair of gloves so that your hands don’t get dirty. In addition, make sure whatever shoes you use have very sturdy soles. You don’t want a sharp object to protrude into your foot. Your footwear should also be waterproof to avoid any garbage juices that may seep in. Therefore, you should look into steel bottom water-resistant boots for maximum protection. These usually require a bit of an initial investment. However, this investment will easily pay itself back tenfold by the amount of things you’ll find dumpster diving and saving that one trip to the emergency room when an iron rod goes through your foot. I highly recommend this one (On Amazon). It checks all of these boxes and has worked well for me in the past.

Dumpster Diving Tools and Gear

There are so many things that you could possibly use while dumpster diving that it would take a full article in itself to list them all. If you’re wondering where that article is, you can find one that we created right here.

For the purposes of this post, we’re going to give you a brief rundown of the most basic tools that you’ll need. Remember, if you want to learn more, click that link above. For starters, you’ll want a flashlight or headlamp especially if you’re going at night. You’ll also want to carry hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol since you’re dealing with trash which can be dirty depending on the store you’re dumpster diving. A pocket knife for cutting open boxes or bags on the spot is also a good idea. Here’s a great pocket knife on Amazon that does the job. Pocket knives could also be useful for self-defense. Dumpster diving is far from dangerous, but you always want to be prepared for the unexpected.

Making and Executing a Dumpster Diving Plan

Now that you know the basics of dumpster diving, it’s time for you to make a plan.

1. Choosing a Location and Time

In order to dumpster dive, you need to know where you want to dumpster dive. For beginners, it’s best to dumpster dive at stores that are closest to your residence and places that you’ve shopped at before. This is meant to ease you into this hobby since you have the most familiarity with your local businesses. If you can, look into things like a store’s garbage schedule and hours.

Once you’ve ironed out where you’re dumpster diving at, set up a time to do it. This could be at night, during the afternoon, or in the morning before the store opens. To facilitate you with this process, we’ve outlined a guide which you can find at this link detailing what times and days of the week are optimal for dumpster diving.

2. Method of Transportation and Storage

The second thing that you want to have in mind is how you’re going to get to the dumpster and get the goods back to your headquarters. It’s best to have a vehicle with plenty of storage room like a van or pickup truck. If not, a smaller car works fine as well. Consequently, you may have to do more loads with it if you’re having a good night. Don’t have either of these? You can always ride a bike or walk as a last resort. If you’re going to bike, consider getting yourself a bike trailer (Amazon) so that you have an area to stock and haul your finds back home.

3. Dumpster Diving Alone or with a Friend

You need to decide if you’re going to dumpster dive by yourself or with someone else. New dumpster divers should try to go with another person if it can be arranged. A helper can prove to be extremely useful even for experienced dumpster divers. While you’re scoping out a dumpster and loading up the goods, they can keep watch and alert you to anything that you may be unaware of. A friend could also help you by looking through a dumpster and loading alongside you which would definitely increase your speed.

If you can’t find someone else to tag along, don’t be concerned. Dumpster diving can be done alone. Just try to be more aware of your surroundings if you decide to take this route.

4. The Infiltration and Getaway

Trash Picking TutorialThe last part of your plan involves how you’re going to get in and out. When you get to your dumpster diving location, look around to see if there’s anyone else in the area like employees of the store. If there’s someone there, skip the dumpster for now. If you’re clear, you can begin the infiltration process.

When parking your car, bike, or whatever mode of transportation you used to get there, don’t block any roadways or alleys. If someone has to swerve around your vehicle, you’re drawing bad attention to yourself. If you can, try parking next to or even side by side with the dumpster using it to block out as much of your vehicle as possible. Moreover, position the trunk of your car toward the dumpster so that you can load faster.

Once you’re done rummaging through the trash, it’s time to leave. There’s no point in dwelling around a dumpster that has nothing left to offer. While you’re leaving, check your mirrors or look around to make sure that no one’s following or tailgating you out of there. This step should be a piece of cake.

What to do if Confronted When Dumpster Diving

If a store manager or the police show up, try to stay calm. After all, what you’re doing is completely legal if you did your research on your local laws. An informed dumpster diver won’t get into trouble. Depending on the person you run into, they may allow you to continue, tell you to leave, or try to intimidate you or accuse you of false charges.

Start off by kindly and calmly explaining your reason for being there. If they tell you to leave, obey their orders immediately as staying around any longer is considered trespass. If you’re unfortunate, they’ll make up falsehoods about you such as fabricating a story about how you were illegally throwing trash into their dumpster, littering, disturbing the peace, or blocking the roadway. No matter what they throw at you, patiently hear them out and confidently deny it. Eventually they’ll give up and let you go on your way. If they continue to insist, reason with them and show them evidence that what they’re saying about you is untrue.

Now what happens if they still don’t allow you to leave? This is very unlikely to happen by the way, but if it does, call them out on their bluff and tell them to provide evidence such as the security footage or a witness. You probably don’t need to think too much about this scenario if at all since I’ve never personally experienced it or know of anyone who’s gone through it. Don’t let the insignificant chance of running into a douche stop you from practicing your right of dumpster diving.

What to Watch Out for While Dumpster Diving

  • Don’t climb into dumpsters with medical equipment or toxic waste. There’s probably nothing to find there and even if there was, it’s not worth the risk. Remember that protective clothing goes a long way.
  • Watch out for the wind. Dumpster lids can unexpectedly close and slam your head or hands if left unguarded.
  • Look for sharp or hazardous objects before jumping into a dumpster. Ensure that there’s enough space in there for you to get a firm footing.
  • Don’t get into a dumpster that smells bad. This could be from rotting food or dead animals. You don’t want to be in close quarters to any of these.
  • Never get into a trash compactor. These can easily crush and kill you.

Dumpster Diving Etiquette and Mannerisms

  • Take only what you need or can reasonably use. Leave the remaining stuff for other dumpster divers.
  • Avoid ripping open trash bags if necessary. If you can, try to untie them and bind them back together when finished.
  • Don’t tamper with locked dumpsters.
  • Leave a dumpster cleaner than you found it.
Dumpster Dive 2
Dumpster Diving Has Given Me A New Lease On Life!

yes

 

Dumpster Dive 4
Now That I am Dumpster Diving I Can Afford A Designer Purse!
for a rainy day

Reading essential: a cup of tea.

Video Games Guide - PS Vita, PS3, Xbox , Wii - BestVideoGames.site

Video Games Guide - PS Vita, PS3, Xbox , Wii

FORWARD BASE B

"Pay my troops no mind; they're just on a fact-finding mission."

andylewistargetedindividual

targeted individual

A Crack in the Pavement

Bryan Fagan - Author

Counterintuitive Advice

The more wrinkly I get - the more backwards our world looks.

SeanMunger.com

Official site of author and historian Sean Munger.

changeyourlife

Only you can change your life. Never underestimate your power to change yourself.

Writing My Heart Out

Expressing unexpressed thoughts

Left Hook by Dean Henderson

A Weekly Whack at the Global Oligarchy

Renard's World

My Personal Space On The Web To Post Anything That Tickles My Fancy

The Pizzagate Files

Protecting Our Children From the Vatican and All Other Sexual Predators

The Last Refuge

Rag Tag Bunch of Conservative Misfits - Contact Info: TheLastRefuge@reagan.com

Captain Awkward

Advice. Staircase Wit. Faux Pas. Movies.

Damn, Girl. Get Your Shit Together.

Unsolicited advice for shit you didn't know you were doing wrong

The Stoner Mom

Responsible Cannabis Lifestyle

BillWilsonspeaking

4 out of 5 dentists recommend this WordPress.com site

SWORD OF TRUTH

The Truth will set you Free