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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Star Wars: Emperor Palpatine's Mistake in the Last Battle from Return of the Jedi

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In the movie The Return of the Jedi, the Emperor tells Luke Skywalker that the whole Rebel attack to destroy the new Death Star was foreseen. So, the Emperor planned to make that attack into a trap. Hence, the famous line by Admiral Ackbar during the attack of the second Death Star—“It’s a trap!”

Anyway, the second Death Star, which was under construction, could not sustain its own shield; so, it had a shield being generated from the cheap little base from planet Endor, the planet that the Death Star was orbiting while under construction.

Well, if the Emperor knew the Rebels were coming, why did he not put a huge army at the base to protect the Death Star’s shields?

I know he tried to make it look easy, so the Rebels would get lured into the
trap. However, in the end, the Emperor’s little flimsy army failed to protect the base at Endor against the Ewoks for crying out loud!

He should have put his best commandos there instead of snobby officers and useless stormtroopers.

The base was the keypoint of the whole battle, and the Emperor let his guard down on that one! Once the Rebels blew up the base, the shields went down for the Death Star, and the rest is history!

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Empire’s Stormtroopers are Horrible Shooters

Photo by JD Hancock from Flickr
You know what is really horrible about the Star Wars movies? What is horrible is the fact that the Empire is supposed to be this evil Nazi-looking regime, but their soldiers, stormtroopers, are horrible shooters.

If you watch the first three movies, episodes V-VI, stormtroopers never hit anything! Every single good guy in those movies survives major onslaughts of lasers that are shot by stormtroopers.

The only time when stormtroopers kick butt is in the very beginning of the episode IV, when they infiltrate a rebel ship to capture Princess Leia. But after that, forget about it!

Also, these highly trained soldiers stand in the hallway to shoot instead of taking cover to shoot at their enemies. Seriously! These guys stand in the open when they get into firefights. Check out the movies, and you will see what I’m talking about.

If I was Emperor Palpatine, I would require better training for the stormtroopers. Perhaps, go back to the same training the clones received. Those guys kicked ass! Too bad they shot at droids all the time!


Now, for the stormtroopers in the new movie, The Force Awakens, they kick ass! I guess the First Order finally got things done right with the training of their forces. Another thing, stormtroopers in the movie Rogue One are not bad either. However, in Rogue One, those stormtroopers belong to the Empire not the First Order. Anyway…….

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Star Wars: The Adventures of Chewbacca and Lando Carslissian

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Now that Disney took over the Star Wars film franchise, Disney should make a movie about the Han Solo hunt that Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian started after the Empire Strikes Back episode.

At the end of Empire Strikes Back, Lando and Chewy go after frozen Han Solo who was on his way to be delivered to Jabba the Hut.

Anyway, when Return of the Jedi came out, Lando and Chewbacca were completely separated at the beginning. Chewbacca was actually teamed up with Princess Leia.

What happened in between the two movies? Well, no one knows unless you read the comic books. I heard in the comic book world, that adventure between Lando and Chewy is told.

Photo by JD Hancock from Flickr
Anyway, Disney, when it bought the Lucas legacy, announced that it would make seperate movies on certain characters like the story of Boba Fett, Yoda, etc.

Well, this story should be made: The Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca adventures. Even if they use different actors and all, like it matters with Chewy!

I think it would be very cool!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Star Wars: Technique for Lightsaber Fighting

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If I were a Jedi or a sith, I would concentrate on turning my opponents lightsaber off right before striking.

Think about it! The Jedi and Siths have telekinesis powers, right? So, instead of picking up an object, like a chair or a dumb column full of lights and wires, which seems to be what the Jedi and Siths like to throw at each other when using their telekinesis powers, why not just hit the on and off switch button on the lightsaber with your powers.

I mean, it would work every time! Right before you strike with your own lightsaber, you set your mind to turn off your opponent’s light saber, so when he goes to block your strike, his or her lightsaber won’t be on! Your opponent would lose an arm, at the least!

I would be the best there is if I had existed in Star Wars as a Jedi or Darth! What about you? 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Why doesn't America want free health care?


Photo by Darko Stojanovic from Pixabay
It’s weird to think that many Americans love to use the word God to justify the greatness of this country. However, when our last President Barrack Obama wanted health care for everyone in the country, most Americans rejected the idea.

If the plan was done correctly, it would have been the most humane thing to do. See, most Americans think that this is the best country in the world, with many of them never having left the United States. I get it, loving your country is not a sin, as most people that live in a country should love the country they live in. The United States is a very good country to live in, and I love it. However, this elite country does not have health care for its people. It does, but it is not ideal at all. For the most part, the upper class and some of the middle class had health care, before Obamacare.

When Obamacare kicked in, most Americans had health care. I did! Before that, because I didn’t have a full time job that provided healthcare, I was screwed. Now, being a freelance writer, I have health care with Obamacare, and it is pretty damn good. It equals out to the same healthcare I had when I used to be an educator a long while back—being one of the blessed middle class that had health care.

So, what I am trying to say is this: Why didn’t America by into having health care for everyone? It is the Christian thing to do right? What I mean is that it is the humane thing to do! I said Christian because most Americans are believers of Christ. C'mon, you know this is true! Also, America is always trying to feed its people that the United States is this country that is always striving for equality for everyone and that is also trying to establish greatness under the name of God! Well, health care for everyone is a godly thing, no?

I think that it would be better to spend our tax money into providing health care for our fellow Americans no matter what the cost. See, America should look into spending its money into health care instead of trying to govern the world and controlling oil. In the end, the cost of providing health care for Americans would most likely be a lot cheaper than trying to change the world into a capitalistic world and controlling oil.

The other thing is that America is built on greed and many strive to be rich! Not a bad thing to strive to be rich! However, many Americans believe that providing free health care is giving to the poor and the lazy, which is a bad thing because lazy people do not deserve charity. Guess what? Not all poor people are lazy, they just live in a country that runs on Capitalism, and Capitalism has many losers. So, those poor people paid their taxes while playing the game, and, therefore, deserve everything that is coming to them—food stamps, unemployment, and even free health care.

Free healthcare is Socialism!

That is the big scare here in America—Socialism. Yeah, it sucks, But free healthcare would not make this nation into a Socialist country. Most Americans are scared that the government will take control of everything! Guess what? Our government is already in control of everything!

The other argument is that socialist countries that provide free healthcare for its people have poor programs. In other words, the health care sucks because it lacks funds and knowledge. Well, this is America! If the United States lived up to its name, the country would be able to run a pretty damn good  national health care program for its people. Have a little faith!

But no, it chooses to be an expert at warfare and building weapons of mass destruction. For that, one can count that this country is badass! Of course, all this is done under the name of God. God bless America!

Anyway…

I think God would bless America better if it was trying to succeed as a nation with everyone involved. Not just a few that own corporations and build evil empires. For me, living in a country that claims that it is “one nation under God”, have a hard time believing that it does not strive to provide free health care for everyone.


Can you imagine living in one of the best countries in the world and you die in the ER because you didn’t have insurance! Oh yeah, that has happened here in the US, one nation under God, for the longest time! 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Star Wars: T-47 Snowspeeder not used correctly in Hoth battle

Photo by Andres Rueda from Flickr
I wrote a blog about the battle of Hoth from the Empire Strikes Back movie, and I mentioned how the Rebels’ defensive strategy sucked. Yes, it did big time. Watch the movie!

Anyway, I just wanted to add that the AT-AT Walkers, the turtle-looking tanks used by the Empire to attack the Rebels’ base in Hoth, could have been easily destroyed by landing T-47 Snowspeeders on their backs. The T-47 Snowspeeders were the ships that were used by the Rebels in this particular battle.

Yes, Luke Skywalker or any Snowspeeder pilot could have landed on top of the AT-AT Walker itself, get off the ship, and lay a bunch of time bombs all over its back. Then, fly away.

Really, if you watch the movie, the AT-AT Walkers have no defense from behind. Also, their shields only reflect lasers, because the Snowspeeders were flying through the Walkers’ legs.

Anyway, these Snowspeeder pilots flew straight at the AT-AT Walkers, putting themselves right on target for the AT-AT blasters to take them out. This caused the Rebels in losing of their fleet and eventually the battle. Instead, the Rebels should have flown from behind and landed in peace on the AT-AT Walkers’ backs.

Next time you watch the movie, you’ll know what I’m talking about. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Darth Sidious’s Promise to Darth Vader


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Anakin Skywalker turns to the dark side to save his mother. See, Darth Sidious, who happens to be a very powerful Sith, lies to Skywalker by telling him that the dark side has the ability to bring people back from the dead. This makes or convinces Anakin to turn to the dark side to bring back his mommy.

Yes, Anakin being a mama’s boy through the first three chapters, constantly crying about his mom, turns to the dark side. This is also symbolic of all those mama’s boys out there in the world that the outcome of their personalities could be tragic!

Anyway, by the sixth chapter, The Return of the Jedi, wouldn’t Darth Vader, aka Anakin Skywalker, would have questioned Darth Sidious’s abilities in bringing back the dead. Darth Sidious never makes that happen for Vader, right? I mean, that’s the reason why Anakin became Darth Vader—to learn how to bring people back from the dead, his mother in this case!

Anyway, just thought I’d bring that up! Have a nice day, and stop being a mama’s boy if you are one! 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Avenue

Photo by Amy Mingo from Wikimedia Commons
Sweet little avenue
I don’t know where you are taking me
And I don’t know where it will end
But I have taken you this whole time
With the wind and in sin
Where are you taking me?
And they all want me to change
And they all want you to change
And the sad part
Is that I’m a fool
Destroyed
In this jolly, shaky town
Full of masks and convincing smiles
Where are we going?
Sweet little avenue 
Full of flickering lights
And they all want me to change

But I'm still the fool living the life
While unaware of my destination

Los Angeles Football Fans Should Picket to Keep the San Diego Chargers Out

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The San Diego Chargers have recently announced that the team plans to move to Los Angeles since San Diego failed to do its job and keep the team. The other big and horrible news for Angelenos is that the Chargers are going to use the StubHub Center, home of the Los Angeles Galaxy, for their home field while the new stadium in Inglewood is built.

As far as I know, many of my friends do not want the Chargers in Los Angeles. For the most part, all these people that do not want the Chargers in LA is because San Diego deserves a professional NFL team. Plus, the idea of calling the Chargers an LA team does not sound right! Again, the Chargers need to stay in San Diego.

See, LA Galaxy fans are not excited about having to share a field with a professional NFL team. Years ago, soccer teams had to borrow football stadiums to play, and play over football field markings. Now, the Chargers are going to borrow a soccer stadium and pollute the field with football markings again. C'mon! This aspect is very upsetting as a soccer and LA Galaxy fan.

Don't get me wrong! I love football, but football teams need their own fields. I get it, the Chargers will only be there a few years, but this is still bad. Also, the city of Los Angeles should have a say on this as well. Guess what? LA does not want the Chargers! So Angelenos should go and picket in front of the StubHub Center and try to keep the Chargers out.

Chargers stay home! Stay in San Diego! Please!!!!!!!

Star Wars: Inexplicable Shower of Lasers

Lasers are fragmented beams of light that are shot to kill someone in the sci-fi movies known as Star Wars. Some lasers are bigger than others in these movies. For instance, some of these lasers are used to shoot down other spacecrafts, and some of these spacecrafts are huge! Can you image the lasers that are used to shoot down these giant ships that are shown in the Star Wars films missing? Where do those lasers go?   

In all the movies that have been made so far, most have had major space battles in which a million lasers were shot. Many of those lasers missed! Seriously, watch the movies, everyone is a horrible shot in these films! It’s like watching GI Joe cartoons.

Well, to continue, my point is that light travels, pretty much, forever! So, these laser beams that miss their targets in those space battles, will eventually hit something in space. This has to be correct!

Can you imagine travelling in space and suddenly there is an inexplicable shower of lasers! Or, what if you are enjoying a trip to a new beautiful planet, then, suddenly, a freaking laser falls from the sky that was shot a billion miles away or a billion light years ago in some political battle you never knew about or cared about and takes out your loved one!

Not cool!

The Star Wars galaxy should have a committee on this laser usage for warfare! It’s kind of like giving out plastic bags at grocery stores for free! Pollution!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Star Wars Universe is Perfect for Traveling

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Why is it that in Star Wars all planets have the same gravitational pull and atmospheres? Throughout the trilogy, characters fly to different planets and never have to put on a helmet for breathing. Also, characters seem to have the same weight in every planet in those movies. 

I know it’s a detail that was avoided in the storyline to keep the movie interesting, but there are idiots out there that would really believe that stuff!

The galaxy in Star Wars universe is like the perfect galaxy for traveling because all the planets have the same gravitational pull and atmosphere. No one has to worry about being poisoned or having a lack of oxygen when landing in another planet. Also, you can throw a football around the same distance in every planet.

Wow! I guess that’s why the movies are called Sci-Fi Fantasy. Anyway, the movies still rock! I just had that thought when I was around twelve years old when I saw Return of Jedi back in the 80s. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Worked

Photo by tookapic from Pixabay

Does this life last long or what?
Good feelings come and go though
When I go, will it be the same up there or wherever we go?
Bad feelings can be a pain
                     
Used up lust but fun
When it’s all done, I’ll go home
On a spiritual road outside of this dome
Here I am now, dead spread ready to be taken

Could it be that I won’t get that taxi
Maybe I’ll get a slide into the fryer
That’s my luck when I trample over my bucket
At least I always manage to laugh in the rain

You look up just to do the same
My eyes always burn and tears relieve
Can I buy good feelings up there?
It seems like I have to here

Dreams burn up quick in this fair
Street lights light my way but I don’t know where to go
With my black suit ready for the morgue
I still laugh when rain ruins my suit

I say this and I hope you agree
Just get out
And enjoy the work in a place
Where we can buy good things
With smiles and laughter

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Answers

Photo by Unsplash from Pexel
The answers are getting harder.
If I come close to getting one,
it just seems to be another question
and there is no way to bargain.

Every time I think there is paradise,
behind it is only merchandise
for me to acquire and waste.

The answers are always lurking
and hiding behind glares,
but are they really the solution?
Because it feels like it’s all pollution.

Anyhow, I just make my stand
and plunge down with my answers,
which have been good enough
for now.

I least I think they are.
I’m hoping that everyone else thinks likewise.
Where do I find the answers?

Wonders that swim in mental streams

If Darth Vader were my father!

Photo by JD Hancock from Flickr
If I were Luke Skywalker, I would have been taken Darth Vader's hand when he found out that Vader was his father. Seriously, ruling the Galaxy! Dang! That's better than what the Devil offers!
Really, if I were Luke, I would have said yes to Darth Vader at Cloud City. I would have learned the art of the dark side and taken total control. I'd play the game for a bit and then make my move.
Yes, both the Emperor and Darth Vader would have gone down together. They would understand since it would be the evil thing to do, right? I mean, that's how they got powerful themselves, by betraying their friends, right? Darth Vader would surely understand!

I would still be mad about the hand though. You know! Also have to consider which hand too! Vader be more considerate before chopping hands off! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Do Stormtroopers Have Families?

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Did stormtroopers go home to their families after serving their tour with the Empire in the movies Star Wars? The movies don’t really explain where stormtroopers come from, not like the clone troopers from the first three episodes. So, my question is, do stormtroopers have families? 

If they do, do they get to go home and spend time with their families? Do their wives or husbands greet them after coming home from invading planets in the name of restoring peace for the Empire throughout the Galaxy?

Do stormtroopers get therapy when they get back home? Do they get to talk about how they saw one of their friends die from a horrible laser blast? Do they get to even make friends?

What’s the deal with these stormtroopers? Do they even know that they serve an evil empire that is trying to control the whole galaxy under one belief? That kind of sounds like...wait I better not say!


It has been shown in the latest film (The Force Awakens) that stormtroopers are put through an academy and have numbers for names. So, the question might be answered. However, that could only have been the case with Finn. Anyway…

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Darth Vader's Spirit

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When Darth Vader dies in Return of the Jedi, his spirit is seen at the end along with Yoda’s and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s. How did Vader or Anakin Skywalker learn how to bring his spirit back from the dead so fast? 

See, when Obi-Wan Kenobi dies in The Last Hope, his spirit lingers around Luke Skywalker to help Luke finish his training and to guide him. Well, Obi-Wan had training to bring his spirit back from the dead. This was explained at the end of episode three, Revenge of the Sith.

At the end of episode III, Yoda tells young Obi-Wan that he has been contacted by Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan’s mentor, from the dead. Remember that Qui-Gon was killed by Darth Maul in episode I. Anyway, Qui-Gon contacted Yoda from the dead and told them that there is training to do in order to build up this ability to summon your spirit from the dead.

Anyway, so Yoda tells Obi-Won this new Jedi power information, and, therefore, received training from Qui-Gon, from the dead of course. That is why, Yoda and Obi-Won were able to come back from the dead and contact Luke, but Vader?

Vader never got the training! How was he able to learn instantly right after his death! Someone enlighten me! 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Rebel Defense Strategy Sucked at Hoth


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I was watching Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and a thought came over me. During the battle scene in Hoth, the snow planet, the Rebels should have set up mines surrounding their hidden base.

It was clear that the Empire ships could not bombard the base from space since the Rebel base had a super shield to protect it—that aspect was covered. So, the Rebels needed to cover the ground attack, right? So, they should have installed mines all around. If the shield was going to protect an aerial attack, then put mines to cover the ground attack, c’mon Rebels! That’s why the AT-AT Walkers stomped all over the Rebels.

They could have also used ground troops to sit, under the cover of snow, and pop up when the Walkers were going by. Then, these sneaky troops could have used sticky bombs or magnetic bombs to stick on the ankles of the giant machines. Boom!

Also, the Rebels could have designed a super explosive bomb to take these AT-AT Walkers instead of using low powered laser beams. C’mon!

As far as the snowspeeders, since they could fly between the legs of the AT-ATs while shields were up, then the rebels could have landed right on top of the AT-AT and plant bombs all over the place. C’mon!

In the end, the Rebels’ battle tactics sucked against the onslaught they suffered against the Empire in the battle at Hoth. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Darth Vader’s Robotic Hand

Photo by JD Hancock from Flickr

When Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Chewbacca meet Darth Vader at Cloud City in the movie Empire Strikes Back, why does Solo miss so badly when he tries to shoot Vader?

Han Solo shoots twice and both shots hit Darth Vader on his right palm, before Vader uses telekinesis powers to take the gun away from Solo. Why didn’t Solo go for the head or the chest? C’mon!

Also, why didn’t Darth Vader use his lightsaber to stop Han Solo’s laser shots instead of his robotic hand? I’m sure Vader needed to get his robotic hand fixed after that incident!

If you ask me, Vader was a little too confident with his robot hand. Darth Vader’s insurance payments must be pretty expensive too! It seems like the Empire has some good health plan for Vader, since he get freaking hurt all the time. I mean, the guy is half a robot he’s so sloppy at defending himself.