Cliff Harrison Syndicated Columns

Cliff Harrison Syndicated Columns

Posted: 14/04/2021 | Author: Cliff Harrison | Filed under: Cliff Harrison Columns, Cliff Harrison Syndicated Columns, Commentary, News, Op-Ed, Opinion | Tags: Blog, Blogging, Blogs & eBooks, Cliff Harrison, James Rollins, Mike Rokyo, Slats Grobnik, The Columnist, Writer, Writing | Leave a comment

Wednesday Evening elevenish PST,

14 April 2021, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

From the Bunker

Greetings, Folks.

Welcome to the opening post of my syndicated columns.

Cliff Harrison: Syndicated Columns is the startup flagship General column. It incorporates a series of subcolumns which in themselves may one day be their own columns, or maybe not, or as an independent column, syndicated or maybe not.

I know it sounds silly and corny but let me explain it in the simple way Mike Royko might have. Or maybe his alter-ego, Slats. That’s Slats Grobnik for you newbies first discovering old-time goodness. And by the Joe, you gonna hear a lot about the olden days in these here columns and subcolumns.

I have an alter ego, too. A few of them. And I have a few imaginary friends, as well. But not this evening.

I think I just invented a new word, subcolumn(s).

So, what is it? WTF am I talking about?

Every time I think I invented something new for the world and then I do a little research, then I find hundreds of people already invented it hundreds of years ago.

Somewhere buried in my manuscript slush pile I mention that if one person conceives an idea, no matter how unique, sooner or later other people will conceive an identical or similar idea.

I will be talking about a lot of things in a lot of columns and wearing out the keys of my new keyboard until I can get a fancy one like James Rollins bought himself.

It is pretty fancy and pretty expensive, like almost $200, but I doubt the keys will wear out. Me? I’ve been typing for decades, probably long before some of you were born, maybe even before your mothers were born. But then out of memory, I didn’t need to see the letters on the keys of the keyboard because I knew them by heart.

Unlike cell phones, telephones, and calculators the pinkhair designers haven’t messed up the position of keyboard keys far as I know.

Anyway, I sidetracked myself, so to keep this under my 500-word goal, let me get to the point. For a while anyway, I will be using this “general column” to feature “subcolumns.”

The subcolumns are like columns on training wheels. They haven’t yet reached the status of being independent and free or otherwise on their own. They can’t fly solo because they have not yet earned their flying wings. And they certainly can’t soar like an eagle soaring because they haven’t yet earned the respect from their reading audience.

So, they temporarily or maybe permanently work under the general column of this one, Cliff Harrison Syndicated Columns.

From the Bunker will probably earn more haters than lovers. That is okay. Columnists do what columnists do and that is exposing stuff. Like people. When you expose stuff you get people dog gone mad at you, so they spit and threaten and sometimes carry through on their threats, especially if the columnist lives in Russia, or China, or say, the USA.

Columnists get more hate mail, more death threats than most politicians. Look it up.

More than a decade ago, I received a lot of death threats from sources claiming to be connected with a mafia punk I wrote about a lot in my then syndicated columns.

I deleted my friends and family lists, unfollowed all my friends and family on social media, and disconnected completely.

I wound up getting kicked between the legs by both sides. I did it, the disconnection, to protect them.

I take threads seriously. I take all threats seriously.

I will elaborate on those thoughts in another post, but for now, let us talk about the reason I decided to convert blog into columns and subcolumns.

The reason I decided, after long thinking, of restarting syndicated columns and adding subcolumns to that list is because as I told you a few months ago I was rebranding, reorganizing my network media.

I have over 200 legitimate blogs and websites. Some pen named. Some coverts. Some anonymous. Some private. Some collectively huge with what I have had with well over a million or many million follows, viewers or visitors. Some with almost none.

Monetizing each blog or website gets expensive. It collectively drains profit.

Having one or two or three or four flagship blogs or websites that act like the dashboard of one, controlling multiple blogs or the mother ship of blogging or as the aircraft carrier of the strike force or strike group can enhance exposure while streamlining energy and focus.

Instead of working 200-plus individual blogs in a network media without the labor force to help along and to independently supervise and produce, one individual can regroup them into a handful of blogs with the same number of columns as there were blogs, syndicated columns or not, even self-syndicated, as many of mine are or will be.

One individual, a handful of blogs, and multiple columns be like one war admiral commanding a powerful and elite super-class carrier strike force with thousands of warplanes, hundreds of battleships, and warships and well, you get the point.

Many ideas, many subjects can be presented without confusion or duress to the reading audience.

Also, that same principle is spread across many network medias and devices.

On social media with multiple outlets and accounts, columns may be posted daily. Even hourly as some do.

Blogs can be and often are posted weekly or more often, eBooks monthly, more or less.

When Jeff Bezos has a brain tantrum after reading about Mark Zuckerberg and his brain tantrum who is in bed with the Google boys while they scheme how to enslave their users and Jack Dorsey of Twitter fame decided to ban the most powerful man on the planet Earth, the U.S. President, and then all conspire to dominate and control the people. That is tyranny gone wild. It is tyranny out of control. it is the billionaires controlling the masses.

We are a government of the people, by the people, for the people. We the People govern ourselves. We are not a people of dictators who govern us. We are not slaves to billionaires or tyranny.

The columnist, in fact, nearly all writers or authors, protect us from eternal slavery by generating, ideas, thoughts and self-reflection which becomes movements to take down those tyrants, not by guns and violence and vicious criminal acts, but by the swords of the word. Un-huh! The War of Words!

Guess what? The columnists not only survives chaos and attacks of demonic proportion, but destroys the billionaire tyrants and causes their self-destruction, their downfall to accelerate and fast.

Columnists used to cause presidents to have nightmares and sleepless night.

Columnist used to be respectable and appreciated and followed and if I can use the word movement, created many.

They make changes in the world others are afraid to mention or tackle.

Okay, so I’m long-winded, that’s me. The column and the subcolumn will not replace the blogs but reduce their frequency.

Until each column becomes independent, and its training wheels are removed, they will be launched here, under Cliff Harrison Syndicated Columns. From there we will continue to expand. Stay tuned and learn more. And always remember that what you read is food for thought. And independent thought is what keeps you free so no man may make you his slave.

Until we meet again, have a good night, friend, and foe.

Oh, well, okay I overshot the 500-word limit, but I beat the 1,000-word limit. Or maybe I didn’t. I’ll still take it.

(Please allow 72-hours for Freedom editing and proofreading and self-editing to complete.)

Cliff Harrison Syndicated Columns

Facelifts & Makeovers Have Begun

As I mentioned in the previous post, I would be doing major overhauling and makeovers to most of our social media content, websites, blogs, and publishing sites. That time has come.

While presenting a cleaner, clearer, neater, and less cluttered appearance to promote my books I hope to make a better visiting experience for fans and readers of my content material. It will be a slow process, but an important one.

Much of the content in the flagship’s website media group will be archived here on this subordinate blog.

Please be patient. Some of the posts, pages and content to this site will be closed to the public as we rejuvenate our media group. We will be in the ready position for a massive and aggressive publishing experience that has been spearheaded by years of hard, laborious work. We will soon be ready to present this updated experience of publishing adventure to the public.

We will still be blogging and publishing in this platform as well as several others. But some of the posts and pages will be in private status as we archive massive content from multiple platforms and sources.

Some of the content will be password protected. Select individuals will have access to evidence and material of litigation nature for legal processing in civil and criminal matters and for legal presentations, for craft concern or content, manuscript materials for such groups as beta readers, editors, proofreaders, cover designers, social media and writing coaches, quality control consultants and graphic artist assistants and the like. Please DO NOT ask for access of these protected areas of concern as the only way to access them are though invitation only, with purpose and for specific and limited people for limited time.

Some of those password protected materials will be available for craftsmanship of select individuals in a various stages of study, beta review, proofing, or some other reason, such as students in craft study with consultation with writing coaches or for specific reasons to have access to private content that is not yet published or intended for publication.

Too, communication with global rescue teams or SAR units exchanging vital information that is timely and urgent and of which could be delayed using alternative encrypted communication resources. Sharing between teams is enhanced.

The reason I have to mention this is because some of the private material, or password protected material will or could be visible to public viewers in headline nature and could trigger curiosity while most will not be. The reason for that is because those needing access will not need a link, but simply visiting the site of interest. I’m sorry for the inconvenient, but i do not control the technology… just yet.

Explosive shall be the new experience. I’m excited. I hope you will be, too!

I will be posting, and bringing new ideas to the long idled sites in the media-group network.

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~A Double Feature~

Now for some relaxation R & R…

In the fall of 1983 I was sitting in a bar in Malta, New York, just outside Saratoga Springs, having a few drinks with my buddy and classmate, a U.S. Navy SEAL on an elite team. He was co-captain of our wrestling team. He was home on an emergency leave. It was not a good time for either of us. We both had losses. Grave sadness. He had more than me. At home and at sea.

It was during Operation Urgent Fury, the U.S. invasion of Grenada.

He lost several members of his team in the predawn hours of a covert operation. They were lost at sea in stormy, turbulent conditions when they jumped from their helicopters off the shore of Grenada with full and heavy combat gear and equipment. They were the first to go into the war zone, their mission was to take down any resistance that could threaten the forces of the incoming invasion. Their bodies were never recovered. Had he not come home for the emergency on the home front he too, might have been lost at sea, never to be recovered.

Sometimes bad things that happen are good things for some people. If one can understand such statement. It is a phenomenon of life.

Clint Eastwood’s Heartbreak Ridge movie gave a fictional side to the story of American military rescue operations to liberate trapped Americans.

Later during Operation Just Cause, and Operation Nifty Package, the 1989-1990 U.S. invasion of Panama the Navy lost four more SEALs with nine injuries in an ambush.

Noriega, a Panamanian political and military leader was eventually captured and brought to the United States for trial.

Hundreds of causalities, military and civilians, occurred during that operation that lasted over a month long to capture Noriega.

Looking ahead to some of the media group series there will be many war stories and military operations told in storytelling fiction and nonfiction. When it comes to the history of war and combat there is never a shortage of storytelling action and adventures.

Back in Malta, in 1983, while sitting at that bar with my SEAL schoolmate, and wrestling co-captain, was the first time I had heard Red, Red Wine version as it was sung by UB40. That was the year they released it, so, it was a brand new song, as it was playing on the jukebox. It remains a favorite of mine till this very day. And, when I hear it, I think back on those good times and bad times. I mourn and rejoice at the same time…. is that possible? I think it is.

One of my all-time favorite artists, Neil Diamond, wrote, performed and recorded Red, Red Wine in 1967. It was the A side of a 45 with Red Rubber Ball, another oldies favorite on Side B.

Now for some real R & R….

A military slideshow of Operation URGENT FURY, Operation Just Cause and Operation Nifty Package are presented below. Enjoy!

A Marine Corps Sea Knight helicopter sits on the beach after being disabled during the Grand Anse rescue on 26 October, 1983

U.S. Invasion of Grenada 1983, Operation URGENT FURY Liberation of American Citizens by Multiple Combat Special Forces and Special Ops Teams.

4 U.S. Navy SEALs lost at sea, never recovered.

Scenes from Clint Eastwood’s Movie Heartbreak Ridge, Grenada Invasion

United States Invasion of Panama, 1989-1990 was code named Operation Just Cause. The operation was led by 48 U.S. Navy SEALs with three platoons from Team 4, Golf, Echo and Delta. Four U.S. SEALs were lost in ambush attacks with nine others injured. Members from every U.S. military branch were involved in Operation Just Cause with high causalities. Resistance was heavy. The purpose of the invasion was to liberate 35,000 Americans endangered by threats of the Panamanian Dictator, Manuel Noriega, secure American-owned bases, properties and other interests including the Panama Canal, combating drug trafficking and securing human rights. Operation Nifty Package was a United States Delta Force and U.S. Navy SEAL joint operation to capture Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega. The operations were all successful. After more than a month of fighting, Noriega was taken into U.S. custody and brought to the United States, tried and convicted.

Below, U.S.Navy SEAL Team 4 just before Operation Just Cause and other slideshow images of U.S. Navy SEALs.

Scenes from Operation Just Cause, the U.S. Invasion of Panama 1989-1990.

A dramatization based on actual events.

Thanks for joining me. I appreciate your visits.

Cliff Harrison, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 28 February 2021