Invisible Empire

I originally posted the following video and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Invisible Empire:

 My Commentary: I finally watched Jason Bermas’ new documentary, “Invisible Empire,” and highly recommend it to all! For those not familiar with his work, Bermas is the same filmmaker who co-produced the documentary, “Loose Change” – one of the most downloaded and watched movies in internet history!

The Impact of a Name

The following correspondence originally took place in the forum section of

(replies from all third parties have been omitted for clarity)

"What's in a name?"

“What’s in a name?”

GrimmRomance: The impact of a name: What does your name mean? Are you fond of it? Were you teased about it?

Rayn: My name is “Rayn.”

In Scandanavian, “Rayne” means “strong counselor,” and “mighty.”
In Scottish and Gaelic, “Rayne” means “field of good ground.”
In French and English, “Rayne” means “queen.”
In Israeli, “Rayne” means “song.”

Growing up with my name was definitely an experience all its own! In school, I was subject to both wonder and ridicule for bearing this title.

When introduced to new individuals, I often find myself repeating my name multiple times before it is properly received. It would seem that there is a certain degree of disbelieving one’s own ears when hearing a name such as mine. Ha ha! To me, possessing a unique name is definitely a character-building experience!

Discussing NYCs Nanny-State Effort to Ban Salt in Restaurants

The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall…

Democratic Assemblyman and Control-Freak, Felix Ortiz

Democratic Assemblyman and Control-Freak, Felix Ortiz

Katherine C.: You’re a foodie, read this pile of shit:

Assemblyman Seeking to Ban all Salt in Restaurant Cooking:

Rayn: Thanx, Big Brother government! I knew you’d come through for the people. Removing all salt from our prepared food items is what we have ALL been asking for! Oh, wait! No, we haven’t. Hmmm… It would appear that this nonsense is just another tyrannical attempt for the state of New York to legally rob and steal from the same people they are duty-sworn to serve! “$1000 for each individual addition of salt”!? LOL! First, NY poli-trick-cians successfully pass a cigarette tax, then they try passing a “soda tax” in NYC, and now this! Believe me, this sort of oppression and theft will never end until we decidely take a stand against those that seek to enslave us with their unjust, unfair laws, based completely in PRE-CRIME! In this failed system of government, we are ALL GUILTY until PROVEN innocent!