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Friday, December 2, 2022

Lake Powell is saying Goodbye.....

 This is something that we all should be worried about.  This could well happen to dams all over the world.  Not just the American West but in nearly the whole country.. 

Lake Powell is shrunken so badly that the Hydro Dam for power is under threat.  This article is from the Washington Post on December 1st.  Tap on the words, “Lake Powell”,  as it is linked. 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Three on Thursday: Monterey Bay, in 2016.

Three Beautiful Sights.  

The little Sun Flare rose, a Forty year old beauty

Monterey Bay, looking North from Brighton Beach Cliffs.  
May you walk with Beauty all around you. 

Monterey Bay, looking out to the South West.

             ❤️๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Now I’m tired and must sleep.  Thank you all for reading my blog. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’•❤️

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Thanksgiving in Prison: and Article from The Marshall Project: By Keri Blankinger

HERE is the article,

And here is a picture from that article.  

 

My personal thoughts on our failure as a nation to address properly some of these critical issues are these:

It's too easy to forget about how many people are in prison at this time in this country.  It's something that we pretty much share with only the rest of the worst systems.

It is long past due to be remedied, starting with addicts.  Instead of treating anyone addicted as a cash cow for "for profit" prisons.  It is not working for Rehabilitation.  It's almost nil, actually.  

Why should it be this way?  This isn't Russia.  This is, "We, the people".  Personally I want it to change because I am ashamed of our for-profit prison systems.  That's slavery, you know.  I really can't think of what else it could be called.  Can anyone honestly not call it that?

And lest any Christians have thoughts about this being a "well, it serves them right..." situation, Christ himself said to visit the captives in prison.  

Just remember this.... not everyone is in prison for killing or maiming or doing evil deeds.  Some are just little people whom the system failed to save from brutality at home or myriad other crushing family home situations that lead to drug additions, as well as all the ills that drags a person down.

Mathew 25:36  "I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me."

Friday, November 25, 2022

Saturday 9: "Two Black Cadillacs": Carrie Underwood

 


 

Saturday 9: Two Black Cadillacs (2011)


Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's song is about two women who share a very dark secret. Are you good at keeping secrets? I am very good at keeping secrets.

2) Carrie Underwood's favorite author is Stephen King. In fact, she credits King's Christine as an inspiration for this song. Have you read much Stephen King, or seen movies based on his books? I've only read one that I can remember, and that was Cujo

Gah!  Once, at a camp ground, a Ginormous FUZZY dog came up behind my back and tried to get around me to sniff my tiny puppy Jasper's butt.  I yelled to my hubby, "Cujo!" and swooped Jazzie up into the air over my head.  Jazzie weighed all of 2 pounds. lol

3) Carrie first came to America's attention when she won on American Idol. Prior to competing on that show, she'd never been on an airplane. Crazy Sam takes at least one round-trip flight every year and pays using the miles she accumulated from credit card purchases throughout the year. Do you try to earn miles, points, or cash back when you make purchases?  I'm not the flying type, so no.  I mean I do fly, but it's rare.  I'm not afraid to do it, I just no longer go anywhere on a plane.

4) Black is this week's signature color because November 25 was Black Friday, when retailers historically have slashed their prices and the holiday shopping season begins. Have you begun your gift shopping?  No, not yet.

5) Black Friday began as a local event initiated by store owners in Philadelphia back in the early 1960s. When you think of Philadelphia, what comes to mind?  I think of  our Constitution, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.  That's what Philadelphia stands for in my mind.  I think both those men are probably spinning in their graves about now.  But that's just me....๐Ÿ˜‰

6) Black Friday always comes after Thanksgiving, a day of feasting. What was the best dish at your holiday table this year?  Hands Down.. it's home made Cranberry Sauce! Or is it the pies??  My sweet tooth actually comes in to play around the holidays, a bit, not much, but a bit.

7) Thanksgiving is also a big day for watching football. Did you watch any games?  Sometimes if we go to SIL's for the meal I do.  Who's Playing.. let me find out..... welllllll   I guess the question should be, "Who ISN'T playing?"! 

8) What are you thankful for this year?  All the usual suspects.. but also that I don't wake up some morning and find that I'm finally dead?  Then I would be happy I think to go Haunt the living Hell out of certain politicos, Yes?  heehee

9) Random question: You're in a public restroom and have a choice between paper towels and a hot air hand dryer. Which do you choose?  Either is good enough for me.  But not one of these hideous towel roller thinga.. eeeeee

Thank you Sam, and I hope that you are enjoying your more relaxed life now. (((hugs)))

Reader's please go to Sam's blog HERE and go down to the linkie to see other Niner's offerings.  Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, and that you didn't get trampled at the Black Friday Sales.  

 

I am SO Doing my Black Friday shopping this way...

 

 Tata!  

Woman, Life, Freedom!

A Getty Image of a Demonstration in Europe in support of the Women of Iran

 Just to be clear, we do not want to have to fight that fight here. 

The Religious Right is dangerous, this is because they are burning our Constitution and our right to control over our own mind and heart.  We are diverse, the founding fathers understood this, some of them knew it personally.  Our freedoms are not something that can be handed over to any Idealogs without the Nation suffering bad consequences.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Three on Thankgiving....

I'm remembering to be thankful for these three Freedoms

Life

Liberty

and

The Pursuit of Happiness.

 

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Politburo Komeeks

 

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