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The “vig” story sails away from Nevada alone

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If there has been something stolen from Nevada… the stay of execution for example, and it seems we’re not out of Kansas anymore. What will be next, gambling in Texas? In Arizona, under the azcentral.com banner is this, and how the interest in it is building. See what others might say on “the interest” in it here. One thing you can count on… Indian Casinos in Arizona will likely push to bargain such an anticipated event will be favorable for all. Sorry Nevada, here is to the days of Art Manteris… and the Superbook, at the Las Vegas Hilton. I happen to have worked for him 1993 through 1995, at the Race and Sports Book at the Flamingo Hilton, in Laughlin, NV.- quite a memory as two of those years were as a dual rate… Supervisor/Ticket Writer. The largest tip I ever received (split among all employees in the Book) was $2,500.00… a twin Q (Quinella)… and only two winning tickets out of five books. One was for the bettor and one for “the boys and girls” in the Book. How cool was that?

 

Ready or not Arizona, make way for… the rush to make Sports bets, legally, in Arizona has come!

 

From a “Vegas styled Book” to…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The local’s Book!

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Mother’s Day, 2018

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As this is Mother’s Day, 2018, I implore you to lavish some “LOVE” on your Mom… while you can. This is not something you would ever want to regret… that you didn’t take the time for her as she did for you. Just a thought! I do not have that luxury any more… but I was with her at her passing.

 

Calls of glory

 

Shallow breath turns life past response…

clinging to what is left before repose,

resplendent are the gates eternal calling…

the boundaries bridged we do suppose,

 

relief of Earthen cares to wane are falling…

the portals sight ahead and steady hymn,

angels sing for such calls of glory found…

as mere mortals hear sweet requiem.

 

Poem above is from here.

 

“The point of philosophy (today) fails us to inspire amelioration or grant fulfillment 2*”©

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(*… 1 is from a contemporary perspective, narrative, 2 will be a blend of politics and religiousness, 3 has to do with philology [thoughts on thinking… and the use of philosophy] and current events [the Las Vegas shooting], and 4 will be limited to a Christian perspective only.)

 

Fallow is shallow
and it defrays life itself
of lasting, Press On!

 

Philosophy and philosophers the world over throughout history have offered up a manner of thinking to live a life inclusive to improvement (concerned with life itself). If this was remotely true, reasoning would become more prominent in all our lives… and efforts to become more reasonable, exercising soundness in practice and application to our lives, should be seen more frequently. This is not the case here in the world we live in today! The biggest issue is is discernment being used, and what axis does it pivot from or turn toward? Is it God centered or mankind oriented… and to what end or goal is the thought then to concentrate on?

 

 

As an example, most of ’Social Media’ is against what Trump said in his UN speech. I happen to know one group that was exceptionally proud of Trump… and sees it as a means of renewed American pride- read more here. There is a large group of people that do not see it this way, covered by a Christian Science Monitor article here. In today’s world we have many referring to,”By any means necessary”, and it has become a means to an end but I ask,”The end of what?” The end of reasoning (diplomacy or logical discussion) is quickly upon us when people would rather resort to violence as a means to: gain your attention, command your actions from what you were doing… now forced to react to them, to cause dissension and terrorize, or to comply with religious dogma/doctrine… and to do such a thing without regard for the safety of people in the way.

 

I can remember something I thought was peculiar at the time I heard it. Strangely enough, it was something heard at the funeral for Mohammad Ali, spoken by Ambassador Attallah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s daughter. You can read her words here, and see a brief abstract below…

 

“My dad would often state when concluding or parting from one another: “May we meet again in the light of understanding.” And I say to you with the light of that compass, by any means necessary.”

 

Curiously, it is ‘Antifa’ that relies on local groups like ‘By Any Means Necessary (BAMN)’ to engage people in direct action. The influence and connections by nexus of Russian thought and Muslim extremists is unlike any coalition seen by humanity before. See one disturbing (at least it should be) video at this link (or below), a documentary called,”Soviet Islam”, is viewable at that site (or here).

 

 

 

ab inconvenienti… Latin for ‘from an inconvenient thing’. An argumentum ab inconvenienti is one based on the difficulties involved in pursuing a line of reasoning, and thus a form of appeal to consequences. The phrase refers to the legal principle that an argument from inconvenience has great weight.

 

 

 

When it comes to what philosophy has given us, the thoughts used to state a belief in support of what we might align ourselves with or to, just what is it “Philosophy” has given us but support for pluralism- a way traveled to be farther from God than mankind was ever meant to be.

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“Charlottesville mayhem was allowed… just to cause dissension”©

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Race, the only race Americans should see in the US
is the race to bring her down, divide and conquer!
Being divided makes it so much easier to throw fuel
on the fires of indignation, of rage, then… no succor
or sympathy would be felt by those allowing us to do
their work for them, since we would have done it for
the wrong reasons: the past (unchanged unless it is
remembered), difference (aren’t we all different?), lore
(A myth… the mythos of ethnocentric unresolved rage)
or intolerance (an unwillingness to accept another’s view).
Isn’t intolerance the same as being bigoted? So what do
we seek to gain by grasping it… do we even have a clue?
If the reason for hating something has past… let sleeping
Dogs lie still! Why feel the need to open old wounds by call…
If we have learned nothing from our past, why the outrage?
I know one thing to be certain… without you I will surely fall!

 

 

Lupus est homo homini, non homo, quom qualis sit non novit (“a man to a man is a wolf, not a man, when the other doesn’t know of what character he is.).

 

Lupus in fabula… the wolf in the story, With the meaning “speak of the wolf, and he will come“; from Terence’s play Adelphoe.

 

[Mayor… and any higher ups contributing to this… need to be up on charges.]

 

https://www.sportingnations.com/2017/08/18/charlottesville-police-come-forward-told-stand-ignite-race-war-video/

 

[Police given ‘a stand down’ order, from whom?]

 

http://www.cgsmonitor.com/2017/08/19/confirmed-police-told-to-stand-down-in-charlottesville-did-nothing-as-war-broke-out-global-research/

 

[Obama eulogizes a KKK Grand Dragon]

 

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0702/Obama-eulogizes-Sen.-Robert-Byrd-under-West-Virginia-skies

 

 

[William Shatner and a history lesson… and of statues]

 

 

… and now Antifa [from all appearances] and BlackLivesMatter would influence some to desecrate/vandalize the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall, in Washington. See below…

 

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/military-honor/2017/08/17/vietnam-veterans-memorial-wall-vandalized/

 

If there is but one ‘red flag’ to come from this it would be the use of the words to ‘Stand Down’.

 

“What hath thy hand wrought?”

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If one was to do nothing… as if to vote ‘No’,
like McCain did, is it to then approve
of Obamacare more than it would be seen,
in truth, to throw life jackets at sailors… above
you would be to the people left in the waters
of despair, disillusioned by healthcare failure,
the inequality of: paying for no care, having but
one provider (or soon none) loss does ensure
the forfeiture of ‘a failed system’ pawned off
on all of us, the bait and switch, so apathetic…
and gullible to believe it would work as it was
sold,”kills mice… mailed a brick”, so sympathetic
is McCain… the hero, the ‘Zonie’ that has bragged
about doing nothing for Arizona Vets, is this good?
This is the right thing to do? Here too, nothing!
No… stopping progress to a siphon out-of-control,
worse yet, the sailors in the water (the public)
are swimming away from the life vests… the mole
needs no light to dig a hole for his own selfish
satisfaction, from pressure to throw some light
on the subject, to see by… from and with, just to
simplistic and naive to do that, one sense is sight.

 

I wouldn’t call McCain a hero… just an unfortunate that was shot down and captured. This same guy has rolled over on the people of his own State, the same ones he used to rise to the status granted by some… to call him a hero, and it is time he goes forward to the annals of history. This also included being forced to pay for ‘Planned Parenthood’, even if you did not agree with what they stand for… what they do… or senseless killing of innocents! Wasn’t this then taxation without representation… one of the very reasons we rebelled against the crown- in England?

 

https://rightedition.com/2017/02/18/songbird-mccain-evidence-words-fellow-veterans-captors/

 

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/john-mccain-vets-worst-enemy-6331635

 

“A time to regroup…to take a break”

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I can look on with admiration to accomplishments of friends and family… something I need to focus on myself. I’m going to be taking a course of study… opening a new vista to gain insight from and for ‘an up-grade’ for personal finances. Please know there is plenty to read from here, even to give some of it a historical perspective of veracity to claim(s) and time to ponder. You can look on at either of my three Blogs… found in the menu, under the Blog description, and through ‘About Inkedvocabulary (Russell D. Holder).’ You have a choice of: Contemporary (this one), Christian (the spirit lives eternal… where do you intend on spending it?) and a Renaissance themed Blog (with a modern mind attempting to write in old-English. Try it- it is not as easy as you might imagine it to be). I’ll be back as soon as I have had time to focus on improving my writing skills and gain a few tricks or two. Maybe meriting another Blog geared for skills to offer B2B businesses… and marketing my own as well.

 

Russell D. Holder

 

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“A vital mistake”

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It would be a big mistake thinking
diversity is the cause of our grief,
there is much to be said, the world
over, about difference and true relief
but the truth is not that difference is
the cause, it is indifference the root
and indifference does not see wrong…
has no right to riot, cares just to loot
but would mask their intentions by
being hooligans… laws unrecognized
by the very cultures and people which
have offered them aid, now demonized
to no end… no end in sight, this goes
not unnoticed, so clearly is this seen,
no longer can peacefulness harbor
green thoughts… dying in the scene.

 
There is one view and many might try to deny the truth of it but there are ‘obedient children’ and ‘disobedient children’ we are dealing with… to realize the difference between the two is at the heart of the problem. Pray that love will come to their hearts or understand why love and peace should be equally yoked.

 

In the US there is a prevailing thought, and the rest of the world had better wake up to the truth of it. See below for clarification…

 

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With the recent wave of violence (civil disobedience) in Sweden… clearly the Swedes (and some in US media) cannot, or will not, see research has shown almost 60% in Sweden are more concerned than we are being led to believe!

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