I AM...

I am whatever YOU think I am until YOU get to KNOW me. This is true for everyone else too, of course.. so don't make assumptions about anyone or pass judgment; ask questions. You might just make a new friend.


Sunday, October 7, 2012


They are called ‘beliefs’ because no
one is sure of their truth. Beliefs should never be know as truths, but the ego
clings to the
‘belief’ that it’s the ‘truth’ even regardless of it’s absurdity.
‘Beliefs’ may be a crutch when ‘to know’ either is not possible or hasn't overtaken beliefs yet. ‘Beliefs’ are sold in the marketplace by salesmen who
wear clothes to represent one of the holy books. In a world run by ‘leaders’
who often have absolute power in restricting personal freedoms unnecessarily,
an opposing force has been necessary to give the people hope. That hope has
been in ‘beliefs’ bottled up by organizations to keep the rightfully insecure
masses more secure by ‘believing in an all knowing and loving higher power’ to
provide some semblance of loving security.

The crowds have
always been too busy to listen to their inner wisdoms or certainly a voice
that speaks against their beliefs! You’d think someone had pricked their brain
with a pin when you give any allusion to an answer other than what they ‘believe’.
There is little questioning among ‘believers’ as to maybe, just maybe, they are
selling themselves a bill of goods that was sold to them. Questioning begins
with babies as they are curious about everything in the world. Somewhere soon,
a parent, who themselves is living in illusion, mindlessly gives the toddler,
as they grow, that same information, then sending them to a ‘holy house’,
innocently to get further programmed.

The ‘brain washing’
only increases with religion, and sales advertising for everything that also
provides a living for those product/service pushers with little concern about
the negatives they are offering. Truth always goes against the crowds beliefs.
When someone speaks against everything you have believed in, you mind stops listening
in a subtle fear and closes with defensiveness. The one who is speaking just
may be right, and that hurts the ego.

Be open and silent
when meeting someone who speaks words contrary to what you have come to
believe. Give them an opportunity with heartfelt questions of a dialog instead
of asking for proof when no amount of proof you are even open to hearing.
Sadly, pointing to truths in words may not be as easy to understand as words
from centuries ago that are comforting requiring total acceptance. One of truth
is not looking for believers to follow him, but individuals to open their
hearts and minds to communicate with, and move into deeper more evolving
relationships together. Man has the ‘roots’, but needs the wings of freedom and
the experience of love beyond their expectations to a higher dimension.
‘Belief’ works like ‘fast food’, but is the indigestion of truth and
consciousness.  Bliss comes unexpectedly in many unforeseen dimensions to
those that are open to see. Beliefs are only the beginning!


There is no end to the variety of divisions fostered by gay 

folks in the gay 



 About The Movie:

Were you appalled at Liam Neeson's
32-person body count in 2008's 
Taken? Congratulations, you're
qualified to be a villain in 
Taken 2. This sequel picks up months
after Neeson slaughtered Paris to protect daughter Maggie Grace's virginity
from the highest bidder, and finds him flustered to realize she may be giving
it away for free to secret boyfriend Luke Grimes. But first, we see the Albanian
cemetery where seven corpses—a mere fraction of Neeson's kills—are being
mourned by their loved ones and bitter boss (Croatian character actor Rade
Šerbedžija). Director Olivier Megaton (
Colombiana) shows us the wailing
mothers of the evil dead, a rare sight for any action film, before he
reintroduces us to Neeson's own family. But though that's a set-up for 
 to ponder questions of justice and revenge, it knows its audience
would rather see Neeson snap necks than wax philosophical. And so he does in a
follow-up that feels even slighter and sillier than the original, which itself
was no masterstroke of clever plotting. 
Taken 2 is 91 minutes
of "See Neeson kill—kill, Neeson kill!" and it's guaranteed to make a
small ransom at the box office. Or else?

What Is Good/Bad About The Movie:

Enough time has elapsed between the first and second films that
Neeson's European rampage has become a family inside joke. Everyone in the film knows Neeson is a
bit of a paranoiac, but only director Megaton concedes he might be a full-blown
obsessive compulsive who insists on hand-drying his own car at the full-service
car wash and literally waits for the clock to turn two before he knocks on
Janssen's door for visiting hours with the kid. The idea that Neeson might
actual have a mental condition besides, you know, one that would enable him to
kill without regret, is a shrewd addition to the character. Action heroes like
him simply can't blend into the real world, and when Taken 2's
script plops him in mundane Los Angeles, it's smart enough to admit that in
peacetime, he's an obnoxious dad who puts trackers on Grace's cellphone and
runs all her suitors through the government database.

While these early scenes are played for laughs,
the comedy collapses when the happy family decamps for a Turkish for vacation
only to be quickly captured by Šerbedžija's minions. The "bad guys"—a
concept that has less and less meaning when Šerbedžija gets misty about his
dead son, electrocuted by Neeson in Paris—dream of stealing the three back to
their motherland to slit their throats over the graves of their dead. And it
doesn't take long to track the Americans to Turkey, which the assassins
apparently get to by piling in a car and driving the 11 hours from Albania to
Istanbul (now that's a road trip flick I'd love to see).

Luckily, Neeson has packed his armored suitcase of death, and after
he and Janssen are, yes, taken, he's able to call Grace and walk her
through his weaponry, unleashing the teenager to randomly fling grenades across
crowded Istanbul. Who else would dare tell his ex-wife while she's handcuffed,
blinded, bleeding, and hung upside down in chains: "You have to be
And a scene where he casually talks his daughter through a geometry
problem designed to save his skin.

You almost empathize with Šerbedžija by the time he forces Neeson
to look at pictures of the men he's killed and growls, "To you, they were
nothing." This whole time, have we rooting for a psycho? If Taken
 had truly dared to ask why he's the hero, it would have added a jolt
of philosophy to this mindless popcorn. But instead, we have Grace introducing
dad to her boyfriend and quipping, "Don't shoot this one—I really like
him." Everyone laughs, but it's no joke.

Overall Grade:



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