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1monster's Journal
1monster's Journal
September 13, 2015

Famous Faces of Alzheimer's

September 12, 2015

Tour bus politics: Bernie! Bernie!

Living in a tourist Mecca, it's inevitable that I would be acquainted with quite a few tour guides. One I know, we'll call him Jon, told of this incident.

Jon had a tour bus group of fifty-five older tourists last week. During a lull in the tour, one gentleman asked Jon, "So, who are you going to vote for?"

Jon, being no fool, anwered, "I can't answer that, sir."

"Why not?"

"Well if I did, I could be immediately fired for politicing on the job." (A bit of an exageration, but still a possibility if a political conversation with tourists got heated.)

The tourist then said very definitely, "Well, I'm voting for Bernie!"

Several other people on the bus spoke up then: "Me, too!" "So am I!"

Jon said that about half of the people on the bus didn't know about Bernie and asked about him. At which point those who knew about Bernie started a narrative of who Bernie is, what he stands for, and his record. At the end of the narrative, people in the group were saying, "Wow! He sounds like what we need!" I'm voting for Bernie! "I am too!"

The group did an impromptu chorus of "BerNIE! BerNIE! BerNIE!"

Jon then turned to the gentleman who started the conversation and mouthed, "I am too."

And the interlude was over; it was time for some tour guiding again.

September 9, 2015

One woman's strength is helping refugees in Macedonia

I cannot embed this video link because it is on Facebook... I've tried to find it on YouTube, but to no avail.

It is well worth the five and a half minutes it takes to watch.

It is said that the root of the refugee crisis in Europe is the result of the Iraq war... extrapolate.


Al Jazeera English
"I'm doing this because I have never seen so many people on the street.. pregnant women, and babies, and sick old men. No one is helping them."

The smiling face that greets refugees when they get to the Greece-Macedonia border is that of Gabriela Andreevska. She welcomes them, feeds them, and sends them on their way to the EU feeling like human beings.

Filmed by Matthew Cassel

Follow our refugee coverage: http://bit.ly/1KYl3vH
September 7, 2015

So, I was at the laundromat doing a months worth of laundry today...

I was leaning deep into a dryer when I heard someone say "Bernie" which was about the only thing of that conversation I heard until "gonna win in New Hampshire!"

So I pulled my head out of the dryer and asked, "Did I hear you say Bernie Sanders?" with my thumb up. There were about six adults (not together) in the room ages ranging from the twenties to somewhere in middle age. An enthusiastic "Yeah!" was returned and someone whooped when they saw my thumbs up. Everyone was smiling.

That might not seem like much, but I live in a very red area of northeast Florida. It is very rare to hear any positive conversations about Democrats or liberal types in this area. And most folks aren't even talking about the 2016 candidates yet.

I can't remember any time since I've been voting that people have been smiling happily about any candidate. Good things are happening, folks!

September 1, 2015

The Katrina Myth; the Truth about a thoroughly unnatural disaster

A fellow Floridian recently sent me this Youtube video. While I don't know anything about the veracity of the people who made this video, I've heard much of what is said here in various other places. And living in the geographical area that I do, I have seen, over the last forty years, the damage that the Army Corp of Engineers have done to the coastal area, including rivers and shore line, with the indiscriminate dredging of the Intracoastal Waterway.

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