Because things could change at any moment and very quickly, I am going to give you folks the heads up early.
As many of you know, I live in North Carolina. It appears there is a strong possibility that we could take a whoopin' on Thursday from a Category 3 or 4 hurricane. I am inland and not at the coast, but with the way the models are at the current time, that isn't going to matter a whole lot. And depending on where in the "cone of uncertainty" it actually falls will dictate how bad we get it. But my area is completely inside the cone.
My state has not fully recovered from Hurricane Matthew. There are still a lot of folks here living in temporary housing. We could all use your prayers right now, but those folks could use some extra ones.
Anyway, I give this heads up because if we take the direct hit they are predicting, I am 100% sure my power is going out. For how long is anyone's guess. So, in that case, there will not be any updates. If you want to know how we're doing, you can follow me at Twitter, but that won't be a permanent outlet. Basically, until my phone battery dies.
We appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Pray it blows out to sea so we all get some rain but maybe no one takes a direct hit, that would be incredible. Not likely, but it would be amazing.
Guys. I am so sorry. There hasn't been much content here or video wise. I am really, really sorry.
Turns out, my "creeping crud" wasn't an illness. I have whiplash! I didn't make the connection between the pain on my neck, shoulder, and back and the illness I have been dealing with. I've been nauseated, dizzy (and have had vertigo), and extremely fatigued. The fatigue is what has been doing me in because I work all day and by the time I sit down here I am almost asleep.
However, all of the above seem to be connected. I am not, in fact, going to die like I originally assumed. The whiplash caused all the other issues. I am slowly recovering, so that's the good news. I am still pretty well fatigued, though. Once I can get past that, I will start getting back to normal. I have some things planned... I just need the energy to do it.
Thanks for hanging in there with me, and again, I am very sorry for not having anything out for you guys lately.
OK, bear with me. Folks, I don't have any answers. I wish I did. All day today I've been reading tweets, messages, emails, comments, etc. at various platforms I use for this. I'm getting articles and quotes from Trump that allude to gun control. Then articles and quotes from the GOP saying nah. I just don't know.
People have even asked me what I think about the conspiracy theories around the shooting - I don't think about them, sorry - and what I think the Las Vegas shooter's motive was. Folks, I have no idea. Right now, we need to be patient. Instant gratification isn't a thing in an investigation, and I'd rather they take a while to get it right than have them jump to conclusions that are wrong. And since I don't have access to evidence and wasn't there and didn't know the guy, venturing a guess would be irresponsible at best.
On the gun control bit, which seems to be what people are asking me the most. I can say this:
Folks, I wish I had a crystal ball and could tell you what is coming. All I can offer is what I assume. My advice? Stay calm. Write your reps. I've been tweeting at the president and my reps all day (my internet was down for 12 hours, so I only had access to Twitter on my phone, not email in a writing capacity). By the way, Trump reads at least most of his tweets. A few months ago I got into a back and forth with him. So yes, he does read them, at least some/most of them. If you tweet, do it every few hours. Don't one and done your tweets.
Remember when these gun grabbers attack the NRA that the NRA is American citizens. It's us. I'm the NRA. This big, scary "gun lobby" that apparently has a choke hold on the GOP is us. The gun grabbers want them to squash us and go against what we want for our own freedoms. Remind your gun grabber reps about that, too. Let them know you understand what they are actually saying when they blame the NRA.
Stay calm. Stay safe. Stay skeptical. I'll try to respond to everyone who contacts me as best as I can. But I might not have answers for you. When I learn things, I'll pass them on to you, I promise. That's what I'm here for.
I can't say I am at all surprised, but I am very disappointed. 90% of our videos at YouTube have been demonetized as not advertiser friendly. The first to go was a video talking about Google's AI. But now most of the videos are still live, but making no income and not being promoted by YouTube at all, which means less people are seeing the channel. Even my video about 9/11, which was actually about coming together and unifying. Apparently, unity isn't advertiser friendly.
Most of my attention and income was coming from my response to the BLM demands, and that was, of course, demonetized. Which means the video is no longer being promoted and there is almost no traffic to the YouTube channel.
Welcome Daily Motion! We began a channel at Daily Motion, which you can check out here. Obviously the platform and the odds of doing anything at all with monetization are a lot smaller. But we're out there. We won't be silenced.
I would greatly appreciate if you would consider becoming a patron of this site, or making a one time donation via PayPal, which is linked off the articles page. Our webhost is having an issue where coding for my sponsors and my affiliates aren't showing up, and now there is almost no income from YouTube. Running this page isn't cheap, I'm afraid. And I am looking in to once again moving the page so I can actually have my sponsors and affiliates linked off of it. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Also, when YouTube removes monetization on videos, they also stop promoting it, which means less people find the videos and hear the message, less people find the link to this page, and there is overall less engagement in the community as a whole. Money aside, it ends up doing no good when people can't find us. Something you can do to really help us out would be to share like crazy. Share the videos at YouTube and Daily Motion, share the articles here. We have social icons available for your use, please feel free to bring your family and friends over. Voices like ours are being silenced more and more all over the web. The money doesn't matter as much as being able to get our views and ideas across so people see they have more options and the USA doesn't need to be a socialist nation. People need to be exposed to alternative ideas so they can think for themselves after seeing all sides. Don't let our side be silenced.
In the meantime, check out of new Daily Motion page, have a good time wandering the site here, and I'll see you soon!