General Need-to-Know Information

Trump Cost American Lives

Let’s look at the key players. Chad is a country that borders Niger and is 53.1 percent Muslim with Catholics being the second most religious group.


Niger is a country the borders Chad and Mali and 80-94 percent of the population is Muslim.


Mali is a country that borders Niger and is 98 percent Muslim.


The situation is calm, unlike most other situations as the United States elite military personnel teams up with the Nigerian military, along with Chad, to help combat Islamic extremist in Mali.  There are more African countries joining the Coalition to combat Muslim extremist.  And now… the trouble begins.

Trump puts a travel ban on Chad, a Muslim country.  Really!  I guess Trump forgot we are getting help from Chad and other Muslim countries in the region against Mali.  There are American citizens who are from Chad as well as other countries that are helping the United States military in the region.  It astonishes me that the Census Bureau defines white people as having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.  This mean people from Libya are considered white even though they are African.  This also mean people from Israel are considered white even though they are from the Middle East.  To go further, Iraqis and Iranian people are considered white by the Census Bureau even though they are considered Middle Eastern countries.  Also, this would mean Iraq would be considered white as Iraq is located in the Middle East  Funny how society say who is considered white and who are not.  As I looked upon the list of banned countries, I see people who are considered black, yellow, or brown are on the list and I meant no disrespect on that statement.  There are not any white Muslim countries listed on the banned countries such as Kosovo or Albania.  If this is really the true situation then no country should be on the travel ban because every country on earth is not one hundred percent Muslim.  Even Iraq has a percentage of Christian people within their country.


Trump wants the help and the backing of Chad, but don’t want any of its citizens visiting America because of paper issue(s).  Wrap this around your head for a moment.  You want the backing of a country to help protect your troops, but you put a ban on the same country that is supporting and helping you.  Do you believe they will continue to help you or do you believe they would pull out or worse?  This is why I believe Trump cost American lives.  The lives of the Americans could have been saved if he did not put the ban on Chad.  As a former military service member, I feel sorry for the families affected by the actions of someone who decides to ban its citizens from coming to America.  I feel hurt and sadden by the fact that the lives could have been saved.  They say we have freedom in this country.  Look around you.  Do we really have freedom in this country?

~Boston Brian


Life Experiences, Personal-type Of Thought(s)

Honesty versus Flirty

I understand and know men and women are different on most levels.  Why is it hard for a woman to be honest, yet it is not hard for most men to be honest?


A perfect example of this would be when a woman looks at a man and smile.  The two engage in conversation and the woman begins to touch him or hold his hand in little ways.  When the man makes a move to know more or ask her for an actual date, she would reject him.  She may say she just wanted to be “friendly.”  She may say she has a man, but thought you needed a friend to talk to.  Are you serious?  You touch me, smile at me, let me buy you drinks, and talk about our most personal experiences in life and you are just flirty?  So, why can’t that woman be honest to that man upfront?  Why lead him on? What would a woman think if a man does that to her?


Most men who have these types of experiences would push women away from them because they are afraid of the same repeating itself.  Most men would not return the smile and would have distance between him and the woman in order not to be touched by the woman.  Other men would not even look at women for the fear of being played or having a woman be flirty to them.


As I look back on my life and experiences, I can see why good guys finish last.  I can see why good guys don’t come across the finish line at all.  I can see why some men decide to be by themselves.  There are some men who can take hints and clues, but most of us don’t take hints or clues.


Am I upset or angry towards women?  No.  We are who we are.  I just wonder why is it hard for a woman to be something they EXPECT out of a man… honesty.  If a man is not honest a woman will feel used and think the guy is just into games.  If that is the case, what is it called when a woman does it?


~Boston Brian

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The Deal with Automobile Insurance

Automobile insurance was made mandatory in 1927.  Shopping around for automobile insurance is very hard to do.  They require your social security number, phone number, and e-mail address.  Most companies may use this information to sell to other companies in hopes to get you to agree to other insurance needs.  Some people have good home insurance from one company, but that does not mean that same company will provide you with a great rate on automobile insurance.

As we know, many factors go into determining a rate.  Of course, not all factors are relevant.  The relevant factors are age, driving record, previous coverage, type of vehicle, and geographical area.  The irrelevant factors are social security number and current phone number.

They say if you are a certain age, you are prone to driving fast or reckless.  Women automobile rates tend to be lower than men automobile rates.  Why?  Do companies believe women are the better drivers?  Do companies believe women are safer drivers?  I was involved in four accidents in my life.  Out of the four, three were actually caused by women.  Therefore, I don’t agree with the theory of women being better or safer drivers.  Don’t get me wrong.  Some are good drivers and others are not, but companies should not use this as a fact.  With age comes more responsibility and this is what the automobile insurance is supposed to look at, but some do not.  Driving record is always a factor.  You must release your driver’s license in order to have the companies look upon your driving history.  Previous coverage is always a good thing to use as a good negotiation tool.  I will explain more about that a bit later.  The type of vehicle can make a policy increase or decrease.  Let’s face it your premiums will be more expensive if you insure a Lexus versus insuring a Chevrolet.  If you live in an urban area, you can expect your premium to go up compared to if you live in a country area.  However, if you live in the metro city areas, your premiums can go up compared to living in the urban areas.  What that really boils down to is cost of living.  The higher the cost of living, the more your premiums may be as well.

A gap in your insurance coverage is not good.  Most companies would consider you to be a risk because you are insuring for a short about of time to get from paying over a length of time or jumping from insurance company to insurance company.  Think of this like employment.  If you are out of work for months and months it would be harder to find employment as the employer may believe you are not a good worker.  A company wants to hire someone that is employed because it show you are may be worth their investment.  This principle works with automobile insurance.

So the question is how to bring the premium to a more manageable expense?  How can you use previous coverage as a good negotiation tool?  When you shop around, I suggest the Progressive website.  Progressive tends to compare rates with other reputable companies instead of cut-rate insurance companies.  I do suggest a reputable company because if you do get involved in an accident, a cut-rate insurance company may take a long time to get you back on the road, if they can at all.  After you apply with an online quote, company the companies with your current insurance company.  This is where the trick comes into play.  If you are comfortable with your current insurance agency, ask them to do an evaluation on your policy.  Doing an evaluation on your policy is another way of asking if they can give you better quote since you have been with them for a good length of time.  Some companies will bring your cost down.  It is like getting refinanced on a vehicle after making payments for about a year or so.  A good example of this would be Company X brought my cost down about sixty dollars.  However, on the Progressive website, Company Y gave me a quote that is an additional twenty dollars off.  In other words, Company Y is going to charge me eighty dollars cheaper than what I have with Company X, even after the evaluation of my current policy.

Other notable traits would to be accident free, or a no-fault accident.  A no-fault accident is a crash that is not your fault.  It could be the result of nature (hitting an animal or weather) or someone hitting your vehicle.  Next, don’t have any moving violations.  Have continuous coverage on your vehicle for at least a year with the same company.  If you can, have your monthly payment deducted from your checking account.  When you opt for this service the insurance company will the willingness of being with them in the long haul and may provide an additional discount versus sending in a payment.

If you are tired of paying a high cost and you had been with your automobile insurance company for at least a year, you can ask them to do an evaluation on your policy to try to drive the cost down.  You are also free to check on different websites for a better rate. Again, I suggest the Progressive website that will compare costs with other reputable companies.  I have heard some say as well as the Bible say, “ask and ye shall receive.”  At times we don’t have because we have not asked.

~Boston Brian

Life Experiences, Personal-type Of Thought(s)

Who Finish Last?

The one thing I hear a lot of is “I’m sorry.”  What are you sorry about?  Why are you sorry?  Are you sorry for getting caught?


This is coming from episode after episode of cheaters.  Most episodes about women usually have the same outcome.  That outcome is the women who usually say “I’m sorry, but I did not want to hurt you.”  So, they did not want to hurt the man’s feelings because he is a very nice guy.  It’s funny that the guy they cheat on their boyfriend with is a bad boy.  Why can’t they be honest and say the guy is just too nice and they need a man who is going to dog them out because that is what they are either used to or want?  Ultimately, that is what the women are saying.   Most women are attracted to the bad boy and have men who are too nice as an arm piece.  They are usually in tears and want to talk about things after getting caught as they are afraid of being left out in the street from the home shared by their soon to be ex-boyfriend, yet they had no desire to talk before being caught.  The women want to beg for forgiveness when they see two men fighting over them in the effort of finding the truth.  They have the nerve to have their identity withheld because of what?  They are not concerned with their identity while they are cheating.  It is like someone in the Klu Klux Klan wearing a cheat to conceal their identity because they are afraid of getting chastise if their face is truly revealed.  Although the police is the new Klu Klux Klan, but that is a different write.


I’m sorry, but I don’t fight another man over any woman.  If a woman cheats on me, I am not taking it up with him, but with the woman because she knows better.  I was raised to open doors for women.  I was raised with treating women with respect.  I was raised not to use the term “female” to describe a woman.  A woman is a woman just like a man is a man.


Don’t get me wrong, men cheat too and they usually have the excuse of “it’s not like that” or “what are you doing?”  This posting is not about the man cheating, but about the woman cheating.  In reference of who finish last the question remains.  Do nice guys finish last?  Do women refuse to date a nice guy as the last man on this earth?  Lots of younger women refuse to settle down with a nice guy.  They want that bad boy.  As they get older, they began to see the damage of their cheating as Karma comes back and bites them in the azz.  All of this is a vicious circle that gets worse from generation to generation.  In my experiences women have children at a very young age and they are forced to settle down a bit more due to the child.  Now, they want a good man because their situation has changed.  Is this what it takes to desire a good guy?


Some say nice guys finish first.  Some say nice guys finish last.  I say nice guys don’t finish at all; not even if he is the last man on this earth.  I cannot wrap my brain to think how bad boys get the most attractive woman or have a collection of fine looking women, and men who really deserve a woman is left in the sea as shark bait.  Most nice guys get the women that others don’t want.  These women are usually extremely overweight.  These women are usually not too educated.  These women are those who are really not your type, but you are forced to date them because you cannot find a woman who is your type and you are getting older.  These women have children and they cannot find the type of man they really want due to the change in their circumstance(s).  Some tell me I am too picky, but answer me this question.  Should I really lower my standards in order to date a woman who is very obese, not educated and cannot speak with proper English when the time calls for it, or have a village of children then realize other men are not attracted to them?  Like other men and women, I want to be in love with a woman who is going to love me for me and care for me, but I believe I should not sell myself short to get what I really don’t want.

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People Ask Me Why…

When I tell others who my team for football is, they often ask why.  Since 1984, I loved the Chicago Bears from Chicago, Illinois.  Like every Chicago Bear fan, I was ecstatic when the Chicago Bears won the Super bowl in 1985.  With the ups and downs, I still held true to my Chicago Bears.  I bought a heavy coat, hats, a Walter Payton jersey, and a Brian Piccolo jersey.

Other people choose their teams due to team colors, gang affiliation(s), and what they may see celebrities wear in support for different teams.  I will admit there are certain colors I am attracted to, but I don’t like the team.  I am a Leo, so the Lion is my Zodiac sign, but that doesn’t mean I should buy everything Detroit Lions.  The Saint Louis Cardinals give all military personnel free tickets when they play at home, but that does not mean I have to buy everything Saint Louis Cardinals.  I am from Boston, but that does not mean I have to be a Boston Red Sox fan.  To be plain, I will not wear something due to team colors and I am not affiliated in a gang.  It is a shame that gangs pick certain teams as their “cut.”  Cut is a term used by motorcycle clubs in connection to their jackets and/or color affiliation(s).

I grew up despising this team.  I grew up hating everything they stood for.  I thought of this team as slime due to their team colors.  If you would have to guess the team, who would you guess that I despise?    You are correct… the Green Bay Packers.  I did not care who was on the team.  I would call them Slime Bay or the Slackers.  I recorded the first Chicago Bears preseason game against Denver Broncos.  Instead of recording this game it recorded the career of Bret Favre.  The highlights of his ups and downs as well as his addiction to pain killers were very interesting.  He overcame by looking for help of his addiction.  This brought me to a new level of respect for Bret Favre.   The more I viewed the film of his career, the more I liked him.  The more I viewed the team as a whole, the more I see how compassionate they are.  They all tend to have fun and money was never a big issue with any of the players.

Someone told me the “G” on the Green Packers’ Helmet means Greatness.  As with other people in the football world, I though the “G” was for Green Bay; or Slime Bay as I referred to them as.  As I researched what the “G” stood for on the helmet, it is true.  George Braisher in 1961 created the trademark logo which we see on the helmets of the Green Bay Packers today.  Since then, Georgia Bulldogs and Grambling State Tigers have asked Green Bay if they could use the logo, in their own way of course.  Green Bay gave them permission to use the logo, but not the exact logo.  This information came from the Business Insider, which is a reputable news source.  When I read and researched this information, I was compelled to change from the Chicago Bears to the Green Bay Packers.  I know a lot of people would not like my choice of team and may consider me as a traitor, but I like teams that matter to me.  If I buy a hat or team apparel, you bet I have a reason for it; and a good reason at that.

I consider myself “Great” in so many ways.  Some may not agree with me and believe I am vain.  I have a belief that is very simple.  If I don’t believe I am great or phenomenal, who will?  I often referred to myself as phenomenally awesome.  I say that often because I believe the more I say it in my head, the more I will believe it.  It is like watching uplifting YouTube videos that tell you to say certain things to yourself to help you though the things that are putting you down in life.  On that note, I am awesome.  I am phenomenally awesome.  I am number one.  I am great.

I will not give up my Walter Payton or Brian Piccolo jerseys because I consider them to be great players with heart and passion, but I will sport the “G” for Greatness to remind myself daily of who I am in my eyes, in my parent’s eyes, and in my dog’s eyes.

Sources Available Upon Request

~Boston Brian

Personal-type Of Thought(s)

What We Cannot Say…

At times, people have a way of putting words together that we cannot express ourselves.  I consider myself to be a good guy.  I never said I love you first to anyone.  They usually say it to me, even my family; but they know I love them by the special things I do to show it.

I have not many friends because I had been hurt a lot before.  Some had made fun of me because of my race and culture.  Others had attempt to bully me because of the things my parents had and I was given good things in my life by them.  Even some made fun of me because I would die for my dog, knowing they have a short life span on earth.  I see people take for granted of the little things in life.

Watching YouTube videos most times, I have learned things about myself that I would not have known before.  I have learned what it is like to be homeless with nothing.  I have learned what it is like to be ridiculed and toss around like a bag.  I have learned what it is like to be afraid.  I have learned what it is like to be loved.  I have seen through the eyes of a dog about pain, resentment, and hurt.  I have seen through the eyes of other animals that are hunted for game not as a source of nourishment.

I look out of my window in my home and stare at the green grass and listen to the birds sing.  I look at white butterflies that fly around the home.  I look at my vehicle sparkle as the sun bounces off it.  I look at the wind blowing the tops of the trees.  I look at the high flying hawks and wonder what it is like to be that free.

Afraid of being who I am, there is one thing no one can take away from me, well actually two things.  The first thing is my education and knowledge.  The second thing is how loved I am by family and God.

I will like to share a video with you.  I hope you enjoy it and find it comforting in some way.