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The yin and yang of life….

July 8, 2019

 

A 6.4 earthquake hits California

 

A 7.9 earthquake hits Alaska

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The Trump administration is guilty of torture and murder…. ?

June 28, 2019

From Reuters news June 25, 2019

Is the U.S. Government guilty of murder and torture

or just like the many nations in the E.U.

being critically overwhelmed by tens of thousands

of criminals flooding its borders?

 

Last night on the NBC nightly news Lester Holt stated quite emphatically that it is the “Trump administration” that is responsible for the accidental death of Oscar Martinez and his 24 month old daughter and the deplorable conditions in the immigrant camps in Texas set up solely for those crossing the border illegally.

Should not the question have been what kind of man would force his 24 month old daughter to walk 1,600 miles in horrendous heat and with limited food and water through surely more dangerous areas than back in his home in El Salvador? Is there no place in South American closer to El Salvador than the US that is safer than his home? Or is it that there is no place in South America willing to provide whatever is needed to give you a better life to anyone making it across its border and becoming a citizen?

Above is a picture of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his 24-month-old daughter Valeria that has gone viral on social media and sparked renewed debate about the plight of refugees and migrants who are mostly from Central America. The pair had traveled from their home country of El Salvador and were seeking asylum in the United States, but because of the hundreds of thousands of other illegal immigrants that were flooding our borders they tried to gain entry illegally rather than wait the months it would take to do it legally and the result is pictured above.

Yes the photograph is painful to see but it is in no way the fault of our government or the Trump administration. No matter how bad living conditions are where one lives you do not up and force little children let alone infants to walk thousands of miles in blazing heat and with limited food and water to reach a country that has already said if you criminally enter the country you will be sent back.

To complicate things at the border a group of attorneys have asked a federal judge to hold the U.S. government in contempt of court for “flagrant and persistent” violations of the terms of a 1997 agreement that governs the treatment of children in immigration detention. This action was taken because Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met, the lawyers said. Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants. Teenage mothers are wearing clothes stained with breast milk, and most of the young detainees have not been able to shower or wash their clothes since they arrived at the facility, those who visited said. They have no access to toothbrushes, toothpaste or soap.

Truly deplorable conditions and one could compare these conditions to a form of torture if it were not self-inflicted. What do these criminals that break into our country by the tens of thousands expect from us when we provide everything they need but because so many continue to break the law we just do not have enough manpower and supplies to address the needs of all of them. Even the richest of nations will eventually run out of money and people to help those in need.

So Mr Holt and NBC nightly news

we know you are looking to shoulder the blame

for the torture and death of the illegals

on President Trump

but

don’t you think that father

has some responsibility for the infants death?

And

just maybe congress and the senate

for not tightening our border

and providing enough

people and money

to have what is needed there

for those who enter our country legally?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free money… or America’s funniest debate

June 25, 2019

….I can’t wait because its been a long time since I watched a live comedy show, er I mean a Presidential primary debate. Yes I will be on the edge of my chair watching the blood bath of which democratic candidate will lie/promise more for those who vote for them. This all important election will not only be televised on NBC but it will also be broadcast on Telemundo, presumably in Spanish, for those who are too lazy to learn the language of the country that is giving them their freedom.

For two nights we will see one candidate after another try and out do each other with providing free stuff for all those voting for them. Now I am willing to bet that not one of those candidates will address the fact that America is awash in national debt and it no longer takes in more money than it spends. I am also willing not one will address any cuts in social welfare programs to balance that debt because it would be political suicide and their carriers would be over.

Just take a quick look at a couple ideas the candidates have proposed to win your vote…

Like former U.S. Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden he is proposing to spend $1.7 trillion over a decade to bring U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 by investing in clean energy research and reducing emissions from the nation’s buildings by 50% by 2035 oh and he says it will not add to the national debt.

Or how about Bernie Sanders his proposal would make two- and four-year public and tribal colleges and universities tuition-free and debt-free, and erase the roughly $1.6 trillion in student loan debt currently owed in the US and currently, about 45 million Americans have student loans. This would cancel debt for all of them — regardless of their income or assets…. again saying no increase to our national debt.

…and Robert O’Rourk plans to spend $5 trillion on clean energy research and extreme weather preparations over 10 years

….also Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) proposes spending $700 billion to create a network of government-funded childcare centers.

….and lastly (for now) Washington Governor Jay Inslee proposes that by 2030 all new light- and medium-duty cars and trucks sold in the U.S. would have to be fully electric, and all U.S. electricity would have to come from carbon-neutral sources I wonder if that means only wind and solar which we know is impossible.

The republicans no different than the democrats
when it comes to lying to the public
to win your vote
so I say sit back enjoy a cool drink
and have a few laughs
after all
there is no way
we could ever balance our budget
because no one wants to hear about cuts
in social welfare programs
we only want free stuff

 

***Democratic primary candidates proposed ideas click here.

*****The current national debt click here

 

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A wake up call…. way too many years in the making

June 21, 2019

….all right all you old farts out there time to get un-politically correct and brutally honest and we are in no way talking about, (whatever their party affiliation is), politicians or the media because we know they don’t know what the meaning of the word honesty is.

Today we will take a brief dip in the sea of procrastination of those in the autumn of their lives like myself and no doubt many of you out there. On Monday I went to my doctor for problem ‘a’ and in the course of the examination we also touched on the more minor problems ‘b’ and ‘c’. It was on the drive home I started to realize that there were a number of ongoing, reoccurring problems that as an older person I just ignored and never presented to the doctor so he could look into them because the pain or problem wasn’t that bad or I just didn’t want to spend the money on it because I did not consider it serious enough.

Well like that one corner of the home that the dust is building up in and now looks like you never clean, the chickens are coming home to roost when I remembered the doctor asking me if I had a cardiologist and I replied sure in Alaska…. (ie. from almost a decade ago)

I think one should realize the trouble they are in when one has to prioritize their aliments in order of discomfort. Not only does this make it harder for the doctor to treat the problem you are seeing him for but because ailment ‘b’ could be aggravating something that makes ailment ‘a’ worse than it normally would be and the medicine that helps ailment ‘a’ may have a bad reaction with the medicine that cures ailment ‘b’.

I am not here to offer a solution
because I haven’t found one
I am just metaphorically shaking your mind
and hopefully you like myself
will endeavor to eliminate
some of those less severe ailments
before they do interfere
with major health issues.

Lost it all

June 17, 2019
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I rarely re-post another bloggers writing but this posting captured much of what I have been thinking for a while now. The posting was written by Sushil Bhattarai and the original post can be found at https://sushil29.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/lost-it-all/

 

We have lost it all, nothing remains as it used to be. We are thinking that the world is developing with new inventions and technologies day by day but have we ever noticed that with each and every inventions we are losing one by one components that makes us human?

The word humanity has been sent to the pages of history books as the world is suffering in its absence. Humans are considered as one of the superior animal because of their capacity of thinking and understanding but in today’s context thinking and understanding exists no more as a result of it the whole human race is suffering. We live in a society where the people find it difficult to help someone without the presence of camera in front of them. The trust and loyalty has been replaced by power and money. The more money and power you have the more respect you earn, once you are stripped of your power and you run out of money then everyone will show their back to you and you will be left alone thinking what you have done to them when you were powerful.

People are adopting the divide and rule theory throughout the world, people are divided on the name of culture, tradition, religion, politics, nationality etc. resulting to violence and terrorism. Every day thousands of people are losing their life and seems like a life in this world hold no meaning without power and money.

People no more care about feelings of others as they are focused on proving themselves right and superior to others, people have become so selfish that they have made each other like material of use and throw. They use until they can get benefit and throw away when they are done with their work.

People have left behind their own cultures, traditions, relations and origin when they are busy in comparison with others to look modern and civilized but they do not care about the process in between. Everyone pretend to show their real face but in reality they change their mask each time when they meet someone new.

In this world humanity exists no more, we cannot find trace of peace anywhere, trust and loyalty have been sold, we have already lost many components of being a human and like this one day we will lose our own existence.

Alice in wonderland…. nope just Pete joining the snowflakes

June 7, 2019

…you win snowflakes, democrats, progressives and liberals
I surrender to your will and I have officially changed my opinion
about removing our border and allowing all illegal immigrants into our nation.

I think we no longer have to even think about building a wall
and can reallocate that money to where it will be needed
because of all the new people arriving in our country.

Obviously any money
left over in our nations budget
will have to go to….

….providing them a place to live
(heck it is hard for citizens living on Social Security to find an clean affordable place to live one wonders what the government will do to find tens of thousands of good homes)

….paying for a doctor, checkups and medicine
(no easy task for someone without any medical insurance considering even middle income citizens find it impossible to find affordable insurance with a low deductable)

….being able to buy enough food for the family
(actually not that hard if you want to live your life on food from the dollar store)

….have your children get a better education than you did
(sure the local and state governments will find and hire the thousands of new bilingual teachers so they can teach you child English and their school lessons while at the same time saying to the citizens of their state that they do not have enough money for the physically challenged children of those citizens we already have)

So because I am nearing my mid 70’s I can now welcome the thousands who cross our border every day and say welcome we will provide everything that you need to start a new life, (knowing if we don’t the ACLU or some such will hall our butts into court). I don’t have to worry about skyrocketing school, property or income taxes because I don’t think I’ll last long enough to see what happens when ‘we the people’ finally see what is really happening and shed those liberal rose colored glasses and say they are tired of paying for a new life for everyone who illegally crosses our border when at the same time the government denies needed help to children of citizens of this nation.

Senility, sex and infirmity…. a personal note on day 26,800

June 4, 2019

….why does it seam that the older I get the slower I truly see what is happening around me? It is as if my brain holds back the true understanding of a situation, encounter or comment and allows the spontaneous unfiltered running of the mouth to dominate.

I found out yesterday that my actions of the past few weeks gave an impression of ambiguity that I never intended. Whereas I blindly walk down my road of life some of the actions I took appeared to be upsetting to others. Of course the ‘others’ do not fully understand or want too the sometimes complex interactions between our infirmities and our daily lives.

We who are a bit older understand that we are ruled by our bodies actions which can change quite abruptly, thus I have learned to plan for any eventuality that my body could throw at me and have adjusted my schedule at a moments notice not realizing that ‘others’ my see this as an affront aimed at them personally when it was merely an old mans body demanding priority attention.

This old man has also learned, ‘the hard way’, that there are some topics like politics that should be off limits because they tend to increase the agitation of those around you, but learning what other topics are verboten is akin to walking in a mine field and yesterday I stepped on one of those mines. True to my old mans nature I was not content to step just once but went back and repeated the stupidity.

Now though not intentional and voiced as an attempt at lame humor it upset those around me and my old brain did not take in the gravity till long after the incident. So based on the saying about ‘spilled milk’ one can only apologize, hunker down and hope the after effects do not effect others.