A Simple Message

Ballcap_Don't get killed 4 being BlackThe message on this ball cap is very simple. And in America, especially in recent years, it is perhaps both the upfront and deeply rooted feeling of many Black American men and women.
May your travels to and from your home today and everyday be safe.

– RobFather X

Saturday’s Options

Unless you have to work, Saturday (or any other day you consider a “Saturday” when you don’t have to work or go to school) is a great time to simply… relax. Consider using the opportunity to do nothing in particular or only those things you enjoy; the kind of things which will relax your mind, heal and/or pleasure your body and, if necessary, improve your attitude after a long, and perhaps stressful week.
MP's SatOpts-1aAnd whether you choose to spend all or part of Saturday indoors or out, remember that you have options on how to use your free time to make the day all about pleasing… YOU!

Be safe and enjoy!

– RobFather X

Praise for a Simple [Space] Experiment

First, watch this video:
*All credit to Col. Chris Hadfield and the Canadian Space Agency

Simply Awesome!! Well, at least I thought it was!
Such experiments conducted in a zero-gravity environment – whether that environment is artificially created on Earth or is genuine in outer space and, no matter how “silly” or a “waste of time or tax-payer money” naysayers think such experiment may be, are uniquely educational and instrumental to technical scientists, medical scientists and engineers. Such experiments help scientists and engineers learn how to develop new or better technologies, medicines, and cures for mankind; at the very least, such experiments help those scientists and engineers improve upon the tech and medicines we already have. Much of the tech, medicines, and cures we now have would not have been possible had there been no space travel and no space experiments to begin with. Think about it!

Sometimes the simplest of things, many of which we take for granted, have to be performed in completely nonideal or unorthodox environments or situations in order to get certain results and/or to teach us different, if not better ways to approach or find viable solutions to particular problems.

I may not have as high of an IQ as scientists and engineers, nor may not understand much of anything math-related beyond basic math (I still find algebra difficult to do and pointless for my daily living) but I’m smart and wise enough to realize, understand, and appreciate space missions and space experiments, and to support the work done by astronauts from Earth – regardless of their country of origin/nationality; that is, so long as their work is for the specifically peaceful and useful benefit of all mankind and other lifeforms which exist here on Earth.

– RobFather X

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A Man … and by His Own Definition!

CT (use for Man in his 50's post)

By age 50, most males are certain of their manhood and/or are secure in their masculinity, allowing no one to neither define nor determine the measure or degree that is for them. I need not say much more because either my words are true and applicable to the men who read this article or they aren’t.

– RobFather X

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Acts of Patriotic Defiance

Yesterday, [August 14, 2017] protesters in Durham, North Carolina [U.S.] toppled a 100-year-old statue dedicated to the [then] Confederate States of America (commonly referred to as the Confederacy). Things like that shown in the video (which has gone viral on social media) will be happening by many brave people in other parts of the southern United States and in a number of public places in the U.S. where statues or monuments sit that represent, symbolize or give honor to ideas or advocates of racism, bigotry and other forms of hatred. Watch the video clip:

As an American citizen but more importantly as a person who detests all images, symbols and/or messages of social hatred and bigotry in my country (as well as those in other places around the world), I’m completely in support of legally (but safely) bringing down and having destroyed, any statue, sculpture, monument and/or building sitting on American pubic soil which represents, symbolizes, honors, advocates and/or sends a message of racial hatred and bigotry – or the history of that sort. Future generations of Americans can read about the record of racial hatred and bigotry in the United States; we don’t need to erect, keep or maintain physical monuments to it. Still, while watching the video clip showing a few brave American citizens toppling a statue that was dedicated to the then-Confederate States of America, I couldn’t help but chuckle (not mock, but simply chuckle) at the scene of those persons who did just a little more than that to the inanimate object. (Watch the video again.)

You see, I wouldn’t waste my saliva nor risk hurting or breaking my foot (nor any other body part) on a thing made of materials like metal, marble, plaster, cement or resin, et al; particularly not on a thing which never received life and attacked me. I understand the significance of one spitting on and kicking and hitting a statue. However, those particular acts neither mean anything much nor will they do any more damage than that which has already been done by bird droppings (aka feces or shit), the harsh heat of the sun, acid rain, and winter’s cold and ice during the statue’s existence.

Here’s the point of my message: When tearing down and/or destroying an object whose existence or presence either symbolizes, represents or honors a social and/or moral wrong – or the history of such wrong, I think one should perform those acts of sociopolitical defiance by using good mindful sense and by taking a personally safe and healthy approach. Few things in this world – such as statue and/or building vandalism or destruction, are ever worth hurting, seriously injuring or possibly killing oneself in the process. History rarely remembers martyrs of sociopolitical causes, especially none who haven’t been identified. And remember: the town or city where one has hurt/injured or killed him or herself while in the act of doing those patriotic things of defiance isn’t necessarily obligated to cover that person’s medical, funeral and burial or cremation expenses. Just a little something to think about.
Carry on, patriot!

– RobFather X

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