Thanks to everyone who participated in the very first BC007 Reader Request Friday.
PKADAMS over @ https://eatthesky.wordpress.com had the most votes for her topic of choice, which was unfortunately me!!!! So, without a due, lets rip this band-aid off!!!
Be sure to check out PK’s blog, I think she is a runner and a cancer survivor. Sometimes she has some interesting stuff other times, not so much for my taste. But, she is doing what she wants. Keep it up PK!!!
PKADAMS over @ https://eatthesky.wordpress.com asked the following questions:
*Q1. Who are you and what are your goals and reasons for this blog?
*A1. I will not divulge my name, I know lame right. Well I have a very specific reason for this, for one, I have a life, that I want to keep private. I understand the ramifications of speaking freely and I refuse to be silenced. I will not allow my family to be judged on my actions. I also know this may be cowardly. But, I also know there are a lot of sick people out there that would love to hurt me and my family, so I cannot say my name.
My reasons for this blog are quite simple. I want have discussions and conversations with others. I know what I write may cause controversy, anger or even frustration. I have been blocked by multiple people and groups, from what I can tell, because I wouldn’t “drink the kool-aid”. Then again, I could be completely wrong. I think deep down inside people everywhere just want to be left alone enough to do what they want to do, without being judged or persecuted.
The truth of the matter is, you cannot be truthful with who you are, since we all lie throughout the day. Whether it is to avoid conflict, we are afraid we may offend someone we love or care for, or even more catastrophic, we may lose our jobs or even our way of life, once everyone else found out the truth about our true thoughts and feelings.
I think we all have this one thing in common, we desire peace in our own lives. We all want to be left alone to do whatever we want. Society along with the government, laws, banks and heath care always gets in the way and threatens our dreams of one day, being truly free.
So, I started this blog, to speak my mind and invite others to do the same. If you want to say something, say it. You can comment anonymously or you can put your name or whatever name you want. I want to speak freely, openly and honestly, and I hope others will enjoy this as well.
*Q2. What is your background?
*A2. I grew up in a small town, good parents, strict parents and few siblings as well. Once I graduated from high school, I enlisted in the U.S. Army as an 11M Mechanized Infantryman, later became an 11B Infantryman. I did a career in the military, a few tours in Iraq, some in Afghanistan, I was able to help out in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Retired a few years ago, and now I’m in construction. No college, barely passed high school.
*Q3. Do you have children?
*A4. Yes, got it right the first time and she is a smoking hot piece of ass!
*A5. Old enough to retire from the military without being decerped.
Rakkelle over @ https://racquelwrites.com asked the following questions:
*Q1. Which state do you live in?
*A1. Because I value my anonymity Rakkelle, I will not say. But could be the continental lower 48.
*Q2. What kind of work do you do?
*A2. Consultation one could say if I wanted to sound fancy, construction.
*Q3. How old are your children?
*A3. They still live at home with me, that’s as far as I will go with that.
*Q4. Why don’t you care about slavery? Does that mean you don’t care about the human condition?
*A4. I never said I don’t care about slavery, quite the opposite actually. I don’t care when someone speaks at me about slavery. Because slavery is used as a weapon to force guilt onto people that never had a part in slavery. The people who always speak about slavery, do so to enslave others in fear of speaking out. They will say, “you don’t want to hear about slavery, well you must be pro-slavery then”. How many people want to hear or witness public executions, what about child sex abuse, what about someone being beaten to death? These are very important issues that many avoid.
Plus, all of the major discussions concerning slavery, are not very accurate. Did you know that the only reasons Africans were sold into slavery, was by other warring African tribes? They sold off the warriors of the other tribes that they had conquered. Did you know that the Native Americans had slaves? Do you know about the Barbary Pirates? Do you know that Islam still has slave trades and open slave markets in Africa? What about the slave labor in Saudi Arabia, or the United Arab Emirates, even Dubai has slaves. All of this slavery still happening and somehow, because of my skin color I’m supposed to be interested when our own history about slavery in the U.S. is not even factual? It’s a bullshit argument from the get go Rakkelle.
*Q5. Are you a Democrat or Republican?
*A5. I’m an American, plain and simple. I do not care for either party. Two wings same bird. If you think they are different, take a closer look.
*Q6. How did you come up with your WordPress handle?
*A6. I like coffee and I think James Bond is cool. Also, coffee is what the patriots drank, since the crown taxed tea. The crown didn’t tax coffee, it’s a small way the colonies defied the crown.
*Q7. How old are you?
*A7. Old enough to retire from the military.
*Q8. Are you friends, I mean real friends, with anyone considered a minority?
*A8. Maybe, I don’t have that many of what I consider friends. The term friend is entirely too easily used, like love and hate. Anyway, I probably only have anywhere between 5-10 actual friends, some are black, some spoke Spanish as their first language. We became friends in combat, I know I can count on them just as I know I can curse them. I consider em brothers anyway, I don’t know if they consider me the same, but it doesn’t matter, I’m here for them anytime, day or night and they are there for me in the same way. But, I got white friends too, just no women friends. My wife has women friends. I ain’t got no need for any women friends, I already got my wife as my best friend.
*Q9. What’s your favorite genre of music?
*A9. Gosh, I really don’t know. I like rock, rap, country.
*Q10. Did you vote today?
*A10. I voted on the 6thof November.
Britchy over @ https://bitchininthekitchen.org asked the following questions:
*Q1. What was your favorite subject at school?
*A1. I hated school, couldn’t wait till it was over. I honestly don’t think I enjoyed anything about school.
*Q2. Do you like to read and if so what genre/authors?
*A2. I used to looooove penthouse letters, but that was when I was young and in the military. Helped time go by in the field. I’m really not a reader. I’ve been reading the KJV Bible but other than that, I am more of an observer than a reader.
With that being said, I will admit, I do enjoy reading and commenting on people’s blogs. I think in enjoy the interaction most of all.
*Q3. Do you have any pets?
*Q4. Are you a DIY-er?
*A4. Only on a few things, I’m not that handy. I’m always worried I’m going to break something and I will have to spend even more money on fixing what I had set out to in the first place and fixing whatever else I may have damaged or broken.
*Q5. Can you drive a stick?
*A5. Yes, I can, glad I learned as well.
*Q6. What’s your favorite 3 course meal?
*A6. I really don’t know, never had a three course meal. I like chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers, fries, steak, salad, sweets. I’ll basically eat anything that smells good or on a dare. I ate a live scorpion in Thailand during a training event.
*Q7. Would you like to be famous?
*A7. Nooooo, quite the contrary. If I had my druthers, I would live on the side of a mountain, completely cut off from society. But, my wife won’t let me.
Victoria over @ https://cosmicobservation.wordpress.com asked the following question:
*Q1. Name you actually go by, not full name (I’m not THAT intrusive)?
*A1. I cannot say Victoria, unfortunately, the world we live in, I’d rather not invite that unwanted attention into my life.
*Q2. Branch of military?
*A2. U.S. Army
*Q3. Years of service?
*Q4. MOS (all of them, if you shifted around)
*A4. Started out as 11M, around 2000 the Army got rid of 11M, so I became an 11B.
*Q5. Year of birth & astrological sign (again, not that intrusive)?
*A5. I cannot say Victoria. This whole “(again, not that intrusive)” I’m starting to see a pattern.
*Q6. Vehicle you drive & vehicle you dream about?
*A6. I drive a truck and one day I would like a “Heavy Duty Truck”.
*Q7. Where did you meet your wife (and, something a little more specific than “a building”)?
*A7. At a disco-tek in Germany.
*Q8. Boxers or briefs?
*Q9. Right handed or left handed?
*A9. Right for most, left for others.
*Q10. Most embarrassing moment?
*A10. Probably shitting my pants in the field, burying them so no one would find out. Then the next morning, discovering that the others had found out, they took a picture of my soiled britches, told the chaplain that I may be having problems. Once everyone in the company found out, it was hard to live down. But thankfully, in the military, there are plenty of boneheads that mess up fairly regularly, so my humiliation only lasted as long as it took for the next person to mess up and everyone to find out. About 24 hours at most anyhow.
Vapor over @ https://wtfaiblog.wordpress.com asked my opinion on the following:
*Q. I contend that the evident extreme insanity of the minority party and their accomplices in the media is related to the idea that if it becomes apparent to many that conservative/classic liberal ideas will result in unprecedented growth and prosperity, causing extreme left-wing ideas to be buried for a generation.
*A. I don’t know if that is a question or a statement. I don’t know to be honest Vapor. I think the left is just as culpable as the right. The left seems overbearing at times, but I think that’s only because we pay attention to them more than we do the right. The left may own 99.99% of all media and entertainment, but I would counter with the right owns 99.99% of the firearm manufacturing in the nation. I think it’s very dangerous to look so hard in one direction. The problem lies in that we have bought into the left’s idea, we have bought into the left’s idea of banking and working and healthcare, meanwhile the right is there with them. In unison, they divide us so they all can become richer.
The extreme left is the same as the extreme right.
I don’t know if I answered your question or not.
Ivor over @ https://ivors20.wordpress.com wanted to talk about the Late Great Leonard Cohen.
*A. To be quite honest Ivor, I had never heard about Leonard Cohen before you wrote about him last week. I started to listen to his music and he has an incredible voice. I am really enjoying listening to his raspy yet hypnotic relaxed voice. Thanks for introducing me to Leonard Cohen Ivor, I cannot thank you enough.
Rue over @ https://rachealnovel.wordpress.com wanted to know my thoughts on the following:
*Q. What are your thoughts on Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the Aussie PM – Scott Morrison – thinking about doing the same?
*A. As crazy as it is to believe Rue, most all “Leaders” have absolutely no idea what they are doing, no matter what anyone tells you. A leader is usually more lost than those they lead, leaders are just good liars. Maybe the Aussie PM just needed someone else to do it first. A true leader leads, the leaders of today take too much time and money to lead. You either do it or you don’t do it, it’s as simple as that.
Thank you to everyone who participated. This was incredibly entertaining and I got to learn about Leonard Cohen, I had to read up on the left and the minority and I got to learn about the Aussie PM Scott Morrison. Now, time to pay it forward.
I challenge each one of you who asked a question to conduct your own Reader Request. Engage your readers and ask them what requests they have for you.
***So, PK, Rakkelle, Britchy, Victoria, Vapor, Ivor and Rue, I look forward to reading your “Reader Request” I have a few questions for you people as well!!!
***If anyone who read this and did not participate, have no fear. What do you want me to talk about next Friday, 16 November? Fashion, Politics, Technology, the possibilities are endless. ***
Put your requests in the comments of this post. I will answer them and I will talk about whatever you want me to talk about, NEXT FRIDAY 16 November 2018 for the next Reader Request Friday!!!
I will also promote your Blog, its a win win!