THEY’RE WATCHING YOU

November 15, 2013

dWe’ve written blogs on the US and other governments spying on the own citizens before but we thought we’d revisit it today. There’s an article on the internet about Government requests for more information from Google about search requests. They say they’ve tripled since the first reports were leaked by Edward Snowdon. Now the question we have if all these thousands of requests by the Government, and we’re only using the US Government here, are terrorist related then America is screwed. Because if you have that many people talking about doing bad thing s to the country there’s not much you can do to stop them. Now we all know that the NSA isn’t just looking at the violent sociopaths who wander the internet looking for new poisons or ways to blow up big buildings. They’re also checking you sexual interests and you political leanings. It’s bad enough that Google Yahoo and the rest track you r information so they can dump adds in your Email now you have to worry that some religious nut wearing suit will be checking up on you to see if you went to church or are cheating on your wife. The term privacy, you know that thing where when you close the door to your house you can say shit piss fuck and you don’t have to worry or you can have kinky sex with your wife and it’s nobody’s business unless you want it to be. Well it apparently doesn’t exist anymore. They listen to your phone calls they watch what you do on the internet you have privacy anymore. Maybe the smart one are the one who throw all there electronics in the garbage and go live in a cabin in the woods. I don’t know what can be done to change the Big Brother attitude of Government today but I do know if something isn’t done soon I won’t be able to write thing s like this. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Colombia.

DOESN’T LOOK GOOD FOR PEACE

November 14, 2013

imagesJust read some articles about the Colombia rebels (FARC) wanting to kill ex President Uribe and the Attorney General. Now if the Farc really wants peace how is that there negotiators in Cuba have no clue about this? I always thought that the negotiators never represented the people living and fighting in the Jungle but instead were just looking out for themselves. There were a bunch of recent photos showing them parting on a yacht while the people they supposedly represent were living the jungle and attacking oil and power lines in the Colombian country side. If the story about the planned assassination is true then the peace talks should stop and International warrants should be issued for the arrest of members of the FARC and Colombia should step up military operations against them. Now you know I like to think outside the box so here we go. Suppose the Santos people released this story or maybe the Uribe people did to garner support in the coming election. If Santos is responsible it gives him an excuse to stop peace talks temporally to investigate the story. That way he doesn’t have to worry about the FARC propaganda machine trying to get more than he wants to give and possibly affect the outcome of the election. If Uribe did it, it helps him in his desire to see the Peace talks scrapped and the FARC destroyed militarily. But as everyone seems to think the plan is real then the talks are a joke because obviously where the FARC are concerned the left hand has no idea what the right hand is doing. In this scenario the loser will be the people the winner will be the politicians. This Flounder saying CIAO from Colombia.

700 CAN YOU BELIEVE IT

November 13, 2013

nr-700Guess what today is no 700 and that’s a lot of BS to write. Can you believe that, 700 posts I know we’re slowing down and skipping some days but you know we’re not as young as we used to be? Besides Jeff has that eye problem that he’s still trying to get used to that’s why I call him one eye. We’ve but a lot of stuff up here some good some funny some dumb and some not so well. But all we can hope for is that the few people that actually read this like what we do and will keep reading. We know that when we write about current events or our own opinions we can be boring or just antagonistic to some of our readers. We do try to make them happy at and entertaining but sometimes the real stuff just sucks and there’s nothing we can do about it. The holidays are coming and since they really don’t celebrate Thanks Giving down here they’re all ready into Christmas mood. We’ll have some stuff about that later on. We just wanted to take today to say thank you to our readers and hope that you continue to support us and maybe tell your friends to check us out once and awhile. This Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin.

MUSIC

November 12, 2013

musicThought I’d do a little post about music as I listen to Bruce Springsteen playing jungle land. People Jeff’s age remember the when Alan Freed first said those magical words when in traducing a Bill Haley song. Those word were Rock and Roll and boy did everyone’s parents hate those words just like their parents hated Jazz and today’s parents hate Hip Hop and Electric Dance Music. Jeff grew up with Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and others of the big band era and still enjoys the music. But once Rock and Roll came around he became a fan and he really loves the Blues. IF he has only one complaint about today’s music it’s the same one he had with Disco music and that is it lacks originality it basically just remake of old music. The really good singer song writers that are out there have trouble getting their music heard except by a few loyal fans. It seems today it’s not so much about the music as it is about the performance. Now don’t get us wrong we thing Lady Gaga, and Madonna are very smart and talented people. The same cannot be said for Britney Spears and Justin Bieber. The jury is still out on a few like, Miley Cyrus and Kate Perry and others. We think maybe the digital age isn’t so good for music and we know there are a lot of people out there that will say, Jeff your old get over it a, and maybe there right but to him music has to have a lasting meaning. If he listens to an artist 10 years from now will their music still be relevant or will it just oldies. This is Flounder ( And I still groove to Budd Holley)saying CIAO from Colombia.

TO HELP OR NOT

November 11, 2013

Pakistan-floods-army-aid-006Jeff and I just finished reading an article about foreign aid and how most of it never gets to where it’s supposed to go. It’s always nice to see the photos on TV or the internet showing the aid workers distributing food and supplies, but that is probably only one truck of a hundred loads that’s actually getting to the people. If the workers went on TV and told the world then no aid would get to the people who need it. Most of these countries are controlled by corrupt governments or gangs of thugs that call themselves the army or police. It becomes quite the conundrum for people who actually want to send aid to these countries. Because they’re actually supporting the very thugs there trying to help people escape. Giving aid can sometimes be very destructive such as when we taught farmers new agricultural methods and then, they over planted and destroyed the top soil so nothing will grow. When we send money a lot of it goes to new cars for the politicians and maybe some will go for medicine and food. The US government now s this but wants the country to be friendly to the US so we can exploit whatever natural resources they might have. Now we’re not saying we shouldn’t help these countries just that the method of just dropping stuff on them and not teaching them how to read and thin for themselves isn’t working. Either is sending religious missionaries to them to convert them to Christianity. These people do convert some but they antagonize others who do not want to change the way they believe. So what is the best way it might be, and this will sound very bad, to leave them alone or send in our military to distribute the food and medicine and then leave after immediate need has passed and let them heal themselves. This Flounder saying CIAO from Colombia.

JUST CHILLIN

November 10, 2013

chillin-craig-sandersOk so were feeling a little better today but still don’t want to post anything real cool. Ruby is going to a party later which is cool because today is Football Sunday, that’s American football like in the NFL. So we won’t have to worry about ruby wanting to watch something it will be just us the popcorn and the Big Screen. There is a lot of stuff happening in the world and we’ll get to some of it next week maybe, maybe not. This is Flounder saying CAIO from Medellin Colombia.

Ah Choooooo

November 9, 2013

indexJeff has a cold and I have an upset stomach so there will no new post today. This Flounder saying CIAO from Colombia.

NOT MY PROBLEM

November 8, 2013

budgetToday in the US there was an article about how the people in the Congress and Senate can’t agree on a Budget. The sticking point seems to be how to use tax revenue. Have you ever seen a group of monkeys or cannibals trying to divide up there food? Everybody thinks they deserve a bigger cut and some of them might be right. It’s just that in politics everybody is looking to make somebody who’s already rich happy so they’ll help get them reelected. When you try to discuss money in Washington only one thing is sure the people who can least afford to get screwed will get screwed. My being a cat doesn’t give me any insight into how you can fix this, in my world I’d just kick ass until I got what I wanted. You human on the other hand seem to want lie cheat and kiss ass to get what you want. You know the politicians are always preaching education but if the people really got educated and started paying attention to these idiots they wouldn’t be in office in the first place. We cats don’t envy humans we’re starting to learn that we can use and take advantage of you guys without breaking a sweat. The rest of the world is starting to see that to. They’re starting to realize they don’t have to nuke us they can just set around and wait for everything to collapse on its own, then move in and take over without firing a shot. But us cats don’t have to worry we’ll just keep on doing what we’re doing. This is Flounder saying CIAO for Medellin Colombia.

GARBAGE

November 7, 2013

indexWhat with you humans and all the garbage animals recycle everything but the way you guys are going you’re going to have to leave the planet soon. Just look at yourselves you pop out people at rate that says you’ll run out of food and fuel in the next 50 to 100 years you waste all natural resources and you throw all kinds of stuff out o pollute the environment. When somebody comes up with a use for something that you throw out and say we use this again for this or that. The first thing you hear is that’s too expensive nobody will do it easier to just throw it in the dump. Well that dump is now in the middle of the ocean and starting to cause all kind of trouble. Here’s the thing if you guys want to survive the next hundred years you need to stop popping out kids and find uses for all the shit you throw out. I fully understand that things can’t be built to last forever if they were nobody would buy anything and the economy would tank. But piling your crap in dumps and hoping it will magically disappear is just plain stupid and they call you the superior species on the Planet. What a crock! This is Flounder and I recycle everything saying CIAO from Colombia.

DOESIT REALLY MATTER

November 6, 2013

voteIt that time of year again called election time it’s pretty much finished in the US but it’s still going on in other countries and keeping that in mind I recently saw an article that said not many people who can vote do vote. I think the biggest reason for that is apathy people just don’t care because they seem to always get disappointed by those they elect. That is because once they get in office they want to stay there and the little people aren’t going to give them enough money to do that so they star doing favors for the big boys and the promises they made to the little people don’t count anymore. The only place a regular persons vote can really amount to something is in a small town and even there the promise of something actually getting done that would help the little guy is extremely small. Since the end of the fifties government officials have felt that poor people don’t deserve the same protections and benefits that the Us Constitution says they do. Now you expect to hear stuff like this when you’re talking about other countries but not the good old USA, well I’m sorry but it’s probably more true there than anywhere else. You see other countries worry about their army revolting or the people revolting the US doesn’t the biggest reason is because we don’t like each other, white people don’t like Latinos Arabs Or blacks or any other color than white. Blacks don’t trust whites and it goes on with each ethnic group not willing to sit down and work together. If people ever did that and they could actually agree the US would be a much different place. Would it be better or worse I have no idea but the rich and powerful don’t want the people to make decisions. In Colombia the rebels say there for the little people the farmers yet they take their property and kill them. It’s the same around the rest of the world. Maybe someday the little guy will get a break in the mean time they just try and survive. This is Flounder (thank God I’m a cat) saying CIAO from Colombia