In my lifetime.
World Population in my lifetime has tripled from two and a half billion to seven and a half billion people.
We have added five billion people.
You would think I would know something.
All these presidents had an effect on me.
Most pretty profoundly as leaders to our country and the whole world as the largest of war capabilities and economies..
I started working the fields at eight years old picking beans and strawberries and raspberries and blueberries and cucumbers.
A lot of each.
Later I worked in the canneries.
Me and ma worked the farm fields in Auburn, Washington Green River Valley and West Hill overlooking the Valley.
I made a lot of money.
I mowed lawns and hauled rock by the pail.
I always liked working and making money.
I tried stealing but it was to much trouble for me.
Working worked good and selling.
I started selling when I was eight years old too..
Candles for my ma and school fundraisers and Cub Scouts and 4-H and Church things..
Bake sales and christmas trees and wreaths.
Raffles and magazines.
Gas stations at sixteen and I started selling cars at eighteen and door to door vacuums for Electrolux also at eighteen.
I was always good at everything.
I worked hard and had fun and made money.
I was married and had a baby at seventeen.
I was twenty when I started driving truck for a living.
I started working on the waterfront at Blackball Freight Pier 30 in Seattle in 1965
I was a Teamster 174
We worked with the Longshoreman and Stevedores and Ships and Shipping.
I have had a lot of experience.
I have worked for the government and did a lot of trucking and ran several small businesses on my own.
I was a bartender for a time.
I worked in Reno.
I worked all over the United States.
Mostly Minnesota and Washington State and Oregon and California.
I have been to Mexico and Canada
I went to church since I was seven or eight that I remember.
I went to Scout and 4-H and Church Camps many times.
I fished and hunted since I was a little kid.
BB Guns then 22 Rifles and then Shotguns and later some rifles.
I never had a pistol except dart guns and squirt guns when I was a kid.
I have been a reader since I was a little kid.
Newspapers cover to cover and books and magazines.
I am highly intelligent and highly experienced.
I know bullshit when I see it.
I know shit from shineola..
That's shoe polish for those who don't know it.
I shined shoes.
Mostly my own but I know the Shoe Shine Game..
Making those towels pop..
I have washed cars for a living and washed dishes..
I have done a lot of day labor..
I have lived in missions and under bridges and been homeless many times..
My formal education is an eleventh grade high school education and GED Equivalent to AA in College Test Scores.
I tried College but couldn't apply myself to the classes and book learning and left shortly after enrolling.
So I'm basically a less than high school graduate equivalent who didn't go to the twelfth grade or senior year or graduate.
I have a GED which I passed simply.
IQ wise I'm not sure at all of my number.
Average or slightly above I would say.
In reality I'm probably a low level genius..
That's my guess.
I can read and write and do arithmetic.
I know science and history and civics.
Design and manufacturing and management skills I have.
I worked at Boeing Aircraft Company as riveter bucker.
I only speak English.
I have not been in the Military.
I was IIIA when I signed up at eighteen because I was married and had a baby.
I joined the army in 1963 voluntarily and mustered in for the physical and to go to Fort Ord for Basic Training.
I had had my going away party with my wife and baby and mom and dad and arrived with my shaving kit they said to bring.
About sixty of us and mostly draftees.
A few of us volunteers.
I volunteered for the draft.
After going through all of the initial steps to getting uniforms and whatnot they asked us all to fill out our criminal history and everything including traffic tickets and to be honest about it.
I had several traffic tickets is all.
About five or six in all for speeding and equipment violations.
None for the last year before this.
They called two mens names who had zero anything on their records of any kind and said they were taking them today and the rest of us would have to go home because they had inadvertently overbooked or double booked Fort Ord, California Basic Training Camp.
They said they would set up another time in the coming six months or less.
So we all went home except for the two.
Fifty eight of the sixty including me went home.
Embarrassed over what had happened.
A few months later when I got my "Greetings" letter to come in I wrote them back and asked to withdraw my signing up for the draft as I had moved and had a good job now.
A few weeks later I got a letter saying they accepted my withdrawing my volunteering for the draft.
I signed up thinking I would mature and it would be good for me and my family.
I never did know that I would have ended up in Korea and Vietnam.
A few years later I realized there was a war going on.
I'm glad I din't go.
I didn't evade the draft I didn't even know there was a war going on the whole time.
Later in about 1965 I opposed the draft and the war but it didn't involve me.
I believed they were fighting in Vietnam for the Weapons Manufacturers and Shoes and Equipment and all that..
In the name of fighting communists..
A bunch of bullshit just like it is today..
Oil Companies and all the rest of the manufacturers..
In the name of fighting enemies..
Enemies we made invading their countries with our businessmen..
Christian Businessmen demonizing them..
Our sons and daughters fighting and killing and dying for them greedy mean hatful selfish bastards..
The Donald Trump Christians..
The epitome of evil every one of them..
Christians and their businessmen..
I am what I am but I can tell you one thing.
I'm not a piece of shit and I'm not misinformed and I'm fighting for our children and to stop what we are doing and to stop what we have done..
For our children and the worlds children and the planet earth itself..
For mankind and every living thing.
We are 100% wrong.
Pig headed stimulant induced superiority wrong..
Murdering and ruling the world..
From the beginning to the end.
Since way back when..
Dead assed wrong..
We can stop what we are doing if we would only understand..