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The two main activities in my life: Helping the hungry in the late hours of the night and helping guitar players sound better one amp at a time.

I always try to remember that in order to do good one has to take action and actually do something.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I have watched the city and Southern California change for well over half a century.

I can be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/mylesr or on twitter at www.twitter.com/myles111us or on my own Guitar Amplifier Blueprinting website at www.mylesrose.com

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Is the world a little more crazy or is it just me?

Looking at some of the recent news items I find myself wondering, what the heck is going on?


The above shot is by Mark Horvath who is currently walking the Los Angeles River.  Mark recently completed a trip all around the USA working for and with the homeless.  A lot of this is documented at http://www.hardlynormal.com/ and http://www.invisiblepeople.tv/



Are things really out of control or is it just me? Mark Horvath just posted this - Nelson lives in this storm drain w/ severe mental illness. I wish there was more we can do. Pls support @100khomes because there is.

PBS news at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/military/july-dec10/news_11-08.html has one story after another that just makes me shake my head.  The lead story states NATO forces in Afghanistan sustained more casualties today. A bomb blast killed a soldier in the east, and two other NATO soldiers died Sunday in insurgent attacks in the same region.

Meanwhile, the commander of NATO's training mission in Afghanistan warned he needs at least 900 more trainers in order for Afghan security forces to take the lead in four years -- 1,800 trainers are currently on the job.  

Things go downhill from that will each following story.

Is the world crazy or is it just me?  Big news in the media is the drama of a few thousand people who are stuck at sea on a Carnival cruise ship.  They were out there for days!  Two or three days I believe.  Seems they had food, shelter, medical help, the military diverted a ship to assist, helicopter supplies, clothing and the Pacific Ocean was even cooperating with nice weather.  This made the news yet there are homeless people on the streets every night of the year, the people in Haiti are not better off than they were a week after the earthquake, we have troops in the mideast who face death or injury every day and yet, a cruise ship makes headline news.

$2 million dollar fantasy bra. Is the world out of control or is it just me?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/13/victorias-secret-adriana-lima_n_761160.html#s155526

Are things really crazy or is it just me. From the U.S. Bank building to Skid Row is a ten minute walk. There are folks living the street sleeping on cardboard and carpet felt while the largest wings ever are slated for the Victoria Secret show models which are big enough for a family of four to sleep on.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/09/victorias-secret-models-t_1_n_781217.html

Are things out of control or does it just seem that way to me? Then again, I already have a bit of a start and the world final is held in Norway so I could visit a lot of my friends there.
http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/11/ifc_picks_up_series_about_comp.html

Are things really out of control or does it just seem that way to me?
L.A. ‘mystery missile’ may have been errant launch, experts say

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/11/la-mystery-missile-may-have-been-errant-launch.html

L.A. County supervisors to consider new limits on who can live in Vernon
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/11/la-county-supervisors-to-consider-new-limits-on-who-can-live-in-vernon.html

Marines sold military assault weapons to L.A. gang members, authorities allege
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/11/marines-sold-military-assault-weapons-to-la-gang-members-authorities-claim.html

Text from my friend Mark Horvath a few minutes ago:  Walking the LA River. Just ran into another young woman out here 2 months. Gave her food & water. We made a new friend.
Are things really out of control or does it just seem that way to me?

Well, some good things happened today.  We are up to 311 meals sponsored for Thanksgiving at http://www.urm.org/ and the folks over at URM Union Rescue Mission team just won the Non-Profit Achievement Award at AFP National Philanthropy Day Luncheon in Los Angeles.  This is good news.

Here's Andy Bales (center), Stan Gerlach and David Dow at the AFP Awards.  Thanks to Dan Portnoy for the shot.

Myles Rose is the founder of Guitar Amplifier Blueprinting which provides support services and training for touring bands and individuals as well as blueprinting services.   I offer consulting services to various amplifier designers and manufacturers.  The link www.guitaramplifierblueprinting.com has links to music industry forums which I moderate and direct email contact information.  My shop is located in the complex at www.65amps.com.  If you wish a tour of 65 Amps please feel free to contact me directly.  When I am not doing something related to music I do what I can to support the homeless of Los Angeles either directly on the streets at night or through my good friends at Union Rescue Mission.



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