Aug 072018

Caitlyn Marie Jenner is incredibly rich, worth over $100 Million Dollars!! After all Bruce Jenner was a fantastic Olympic athlete. The money came rolling in. 

She had gender reassignment surgery which removed some, …… but not all of her male parts and re-arranged some things to make her appear to be a female.

There’s a limit to what the doctors can do to re-assign a male to become a female. There is surgery, psychic counseling and hormones. Nevertheless, many of the old male parts are still there and working. Some of the new parts don’t function as if they were original.

The psychological issues are overwhelming. No one really knows what’s going on inside the brain and mind of Caitlyn. Depending on your own attitudes towards the idea of a man who “becomes” a woman you will conclude differently than people with different ideas and views.

Nothing evil went on here. Nothing “wrong” was done. Going forward we will learn more about what went on as Bruce who became Caitlyn continues as Caitlyn. The story and the issues are “evolving”. As the future unfolds, here’s wishing everyone well. There’s nothing wrong here.

Aug 072018

Lennon’s F.B.I. files — which are collected in the book “Gimme Some Truth” by Jon Wiener — reveal that the bureau was monitoring everything from his appearance on “The Mike Douglas Show” to far more personal matters, like the whereabouts of Ono’s daughter from a previous marriage.

The F.B.I.’s surveillance of Lennon is a reminder of how easily domestic spying can become unmoored from any legitimate law enforcement purpose. What is more surprising, and ultimately more unsettling, is the degree to which the surveillance turns out to have been intertwined with electoral politics.
From NYT, 2006…… After revelations about the many domestic spying abuses of the 1960’s and 1970’s — including the wiretapping of Martin Luther King Jr. — new restrictions were put in place. But these protections are being eroded today, with the president’s claim of sweeping new authority to pursue the war on terror.

Critics of today’s domestic surveillance object largely on privacy grounds. They have focused far less on how easily government surveillance can become an instrument for the people in power to try to hold on to power. “The U.S. vs. John Lennon” would be a sobering film at any time, but it is particularly so right now. It is the story not only of one man being harassed, but of a democracy being undermined.
Lennon put to music a simple catch phrase — “All we are saying is give peace a chance” — and the antiwar movement had its anthem. Two years later, he released “Imagine.”

The government responded with an extensive surveillance program. Lennon’s F.B.I. files — which are collected in the book “Gimme Some Truth” by Jon Wiener — reveal that the bureau was monitoring everythi