Archive for June, 2013

Just Go Away

Posted: June 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

Over the last few years I have noticed a number of sites have added this thing where you can log onto the site via your Facebook and/or Twitter account. Not long ago I used another computer to get onto the Internet, and I used Google Chrome to do it. What I found interesting was that all of my bookmarks were available to me. This surprised me, and it bothered me. When I finished on the machine I made sure that I logged off of Google Chrome.

As much as the idea is nice as it makes it means not having to remember passwords, I think that this is a very dangerous practice in that you could find not only your Facebook account hacked, but other sites that you go to also hacked. Oh yes I can hear companies saying how this is something that should stay, but the truth is that they will use it in order to try and make money off of you, but this is a hacker’s dream. By people doing things this way, it makes it so much easier for hackers to be able to go in and get your information.

Sometimes I will get asked why I have so many email addresses? I use them for different purposes. For a number of sites I don’t use my main email address, but use another address that I have. One of the nice things about having ones own domain is that you can create email addresses based upon a website that you aren’t sure about. I have left websites who have sold their email list, and the reason that I know that they did was because the address used by other companies have sent it by the address used.

Now Microsoft tried the same thing a while ago where it wanted all of the websites to use a Microsoft ID, but it didn’t work, but for some reason it seems to of worked for Facebook and Twitter. I have been on sites where you are suppose to be able to be anonymous where one has the option of logging on through ones Facebook account.

I’m wondering how many people will have to have their accounts hacked and identities stolen before this practice comes to an end. If you have the choice with a website to use your Facebook or Twitter or Google+ or any other site besides the sites, please be careful.

The Killing of History

Posted: June 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

Now before you read this, I am warning you now that this has SPOILERS for the film “Man Of Steel” in it, so if you don’t want your mind clouded by the things I will say, then go to another one of blogs post and read it. I will do my best not to give many examples, but some have to be given.

When it comes to entertainment things get interesting. I find it interesting on how histories get changed like people won’t notice. Oh sure I know that it is done sometimes for the newer generations, but the killing of decades of how things have been really shouldn’t be changed.
I went to the movies today and say the new Superman movie. “Man of Steel” was just OK in my opinion. I saw the 3D version, and frankly I think that I may of enjoyed it more if I had seen the regular version. I don’t understand the reason for many of the movies that are coming out to have to come out in 3D as the effect really doesn’t add anything to the film, and in this case it really didn’t. From time to time while watching the film I removed the glasses and the effects were far better than with them on.
One of my biggest problems was how they changed the life story of Superman. They had Clark Kent doing stuff as a child that surely would of gotten him national notice. Time and time again they show flashbacks of him using his super powers in different situations and yet it seemed as though the press is left clueless as to what is going on.
Now I grew up in a period of time where Clark Kent worked for the newspaper, yet nobody realized that he was superman also. In this case, not only does Louis Lane find him and his mother’s house before he comes to work for the paper, but the military and others from his home planet find it. Now what is funny is that at the end of the movie he talks about trying to “lay low” on the planet, but he shows up to start working at the Daily Planet with his glasses on and people seem to stupid to realize who he is.
As I sat their during the main battle I realized that it appears that the best thing that this world could do to improve the economy and get people jobs is to have battles like what we see in this movie. The amount of destruction that occurs would give millions of people jobs, from construction to other occupations.
With some of the film I got to thinking that the writers had been hooked on other films like “Men In Black”, “Star Trek” as the of the scenes seemed to of come directly from them. Time and time again I keep thinking of other movies and realized how unoriginal the movie was.
I really didn’t find the acting in many cases that great, and was making me wish that I was watching either George Reeves or Christopher Reeves Superman style movies. Yes I know that those were different style movies and that the TV show only had 30 minutes to come to a conclusion, but they entertained a person where from early on in this one I realized that this was done with sequels in mind, but the major studios don’t want to come out with something original anyhow with all of the remakes that they have been making over the last few years.
Another thing that came to mind is how NOBODY has had a problem with Superman being in this country Illegally. I mean come on people, if you are so against Illegals in this country, then surely you can’t be a fan of Superman.
Now this film did have some enjoyable stuff in it, and if one is looking to watch a “no brain” movie, this is one to see, but I would suggest not spending the extra money to see it in 3D.

I am going to give the film a C+

Thank You, For You Inspired Me

Posted: June 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

Thank You, For You Inspired Me

By Clinton

 

I want to say Thank You

To the Lord Up Above

For leading my life

to be surrounded by Love

For the books of Proverbs and Psalms

helped me to love Poetry

You Inspired Me

 

I want to say Thank You

To my family

my Dad, mom and sister

nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins

for each in your own way

show love for me

so to each one of you I say

You Inspired me

 

I want to say thank you

To my teachers and to the clergy

Friends and those I had to fight

For you helped to mold me

To know what was wrong

and what was right.

You inspired me

 

I want to say thank you

To the ladies that I asked out

Again and again

I know that you tired of telling me

That you just wanted to be my friend

until everthing came to an end

You Inspired me

 

I want to say Thank You

especially to the Jews,

if it wasn’t for your desire for me to hear

a certain persons work

you wanted me to know,

And that being Edgar Allan Poe

You Inspired Me

 

I want to say Thank You

To be Poets of BTR

Like D’Poetess, Soultre,

De Educated Poet, Janet Dawson

PoetryIsMe, and to the rest

well you know who are are.

You Inspired Me

 

But to one certain person

I want to say Thank You

I really need for you to know it

For in the last story I wrote

Your Poetic words help me to grow it

Paradyme you mean the world to me

I’ll always be there for you, just so you know it

Thank You, For You Inspired me

 

 

What Ever Happened To?

Posted: June 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

What Ever Happened To?

By St_Clinton

 

What ever happened to the Militant Poets?

The ones who spoke about the wrongs in the world

The ones that caused the audience to stand up and say “You know it”

 

What ever happened to the Spoken Word Artist?

The ones who reached into your mind and soul,

The ones who caused you to think like none other dareth

 

What ever happened to the Societal Lyricist?

The ones who weren’t scared to speak about societies truths

The ones where you say to yourself, “I am glad that I am hearing this”

 

What ever happened to the Reality Rhymers?

You know that ones that could write one about a life of a tree

And you sit and wonder, “Is this about me?”

 

What ever happened to the true talent?

The ones who could write more than pornetry,

by giving us a taste of there intellectuality.

 

What ever happened to the true wordsmiths?

The ones who could also talk about This

Not just about That.

 

What ever happened to those who would be original Thinkers?

Not the ones who had some good original works

But most of the stuff in their works is just stinkers.

 

I know that they say things will cycle around again

And maybe they will do works that inspire me and you

But at the moment I sit and wonder, “What ever happened to…?

 

The Eyes Have It

Posted: June 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Eyes Have It

By Clinton

 

I look into her eyes

They look back at me

Reaching into my soul

Letting me know

She feels my truths

She feels my lies

She feels my lows

She feels my highs

She feels my weaknesses

She feels my strengths

But still, she accepts me for me

 

I look into her eyes

They look back at me

Reaching into my mind

Letting me know

She knows the good in me

She knows the bad

She knows the pain that I’ve caused

She knows the pain that I have felt

She knows the things that I hate

She knows the things that I love

But still, she accepts me for me

 

I look into her eyes

They look back at me

Reaching into my heart

Letting me know

She sees the ugly that I have seen

She sees the beauty that I have seen

She sees the hurt that I’ve caused

She sees the good that I’ve done

She sees the boy that I am

She see the man that I have become

But still, she accepts me for me

 

I look into her eyes

They look back at me

Reaching into my words

letting me know

She hears the dislikes

She hears the fears

She hears the lies

She hears the cries

She hears the terror

She hears the love

But still, she accepts me for me

I look into her eyes

They look back at me

Reaching into my body

Letting me know

She embraces the ills that I have had

She embraces the ills I will have

She embraces the bad way that I’ve treated it

She embraces the good that I have done to it

She embraces the imperfections of it

She embraces the perfections of it

But still, she accepts me for me

 

I look into her eyes

They look back at me

Reaching into my aura

Letting me know

I will treat her better than just my Queen

I will give her my total trust

I will communicate with her

I will tell her no lie

I will give her total loyalty

I will give her me, the total me

But still, she accepts me for me

 

I look into her eyes

they look back at me

I open my world to you

please don’t slam yours on me.

 

Love For Ancestors

Posted: June 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

Posting a few of my poems

Love For Ancestors
By Clinton

I find it amazing the lack of Love
We have for our Ancestors
in the Black community today.
I wonder what our Ancestors
would have to say
if they heard the words that we use today.

We use a word today
Which brought Terror
in the form of the KKK
But walk and listen
in any community today
and you will hear the word used
during the night and during the day

Each time that I hear someone
use that word today.
I realize that they are spitting
on the grave of
Martin, Malcolm, Harriet, Marcus, Jesse Owens,
Paul Robeson, Jack Johnson, Rosa Parks
Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglas, Josephine Baker
Shirley Chisholm, Langston Hughes, Billie Holiday,
Crispus Attucks, Thurgood Marshall, Medgar Evans, The slaves
and so many others
I am sure that they are sad to hear
that word used as it is today.

To those who feel that your use of the word is all that,
you are giving the power to the Slave Masters again
to take that bullwhip to your slave ancestors back.
Whack, Whack, Whack
Oh I’m sure your ancestors who where slaves
are just loving that
Whack, Whack, Whack

The Respect and Honor that
your ancestors will have for you
and in there spiritual ways
will help your self respect be bigger,
Which would you rather have,
the ancestors look at you as
someone on the stage as a
Talented poet or spoken word artist,
or just as a minstrel show nig…