July 31, 2014

PEOPLE WALK THROUGH THE RUBBLE OF THE PROPHET YOUNIS MOSQUE AFTER IT WAS DESTROYED IN A BOMB ATTACK BY MILITANTS OF THE ISLAMIC STATE, FORMERLY KNOWN AS ISIL, IN THE CITY OF MOSULMy niece, whom I consider far more intelligent than me, recently posted an article saying Gaza the End of Civilization. That got me thinking about how we destroy our past. My first recollection of this comes from Lebanon when there was a civil war and the beautiful city of Beirut was reduced to piles of rock. The next big instance that I remember was the Taliban. After coming to power they destroyed stone Buda’s and other artifacts that had been around for thousands of years. Now we have the Tomb of Jonah destroyed in Irag.But not only are they destroying the past they are killing children which are our future. The one that are not killed are becoming so poisoned by hate that I fear the cycle of destruction will continue. I wish my niece would have written this post she is far more an elegant writer then I. I wish we could just make all this stop, but I fear it will continue till we are extinct. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia

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55555555555Well it time to rant a little; there are draughts in western and southwestern United States, Colombia, and China as well as other countries. Not all of this is from El Nino. California’s is from fifteen years of below average rain fall and mismanagement of it resources. The sad truth is that with climate change and population growth the world is running out of fresh water. The solutions are not pleasant first conservation, second stop development in rural areas, third and this is the one that will have everybody screaming control population growth. The first is relatively easy the second a little harder the third a bitch. As you know for years I’ve been saying that when a developer goes before a planning board and want to build he has to tell them about sewage, garbage impact on environment etc. But he isn’t required to tell them where the fresh water is coming from. The town and the water provider estimate the impact on their supply and no matter what they come up with they usually give their approval. Now if I was big into organized crime like the Mafia or the Drug Cartels I would look into taking over the business of supplying water. They would have more influence than if they bought the entire Congress. Because without water we die it supplies are physical needs as well as food and power. People say well we could convert sea water to fresh water. Yes we could but that would either increase or decrease the salt content of our oceans upsetting the delicate balance there and killing of a source of food for most of the world. So what’s the best solution I go with population control it would just help with the water problem it would help with all natural resources. It’s funny when humans think of animal over population they go for neutering but when you talk about over population of humans they want to destroy the planet. Well this has made me depressed so I’m going to take a nap this is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

WOO WOO

July 29, 2014

xxxxxxxxxxxxSorry there was no post yesterday but Jeff is busy trying to build a model railroad. It particularly hard down here because no one sells accessories so he either has to wait till he has money and order from Amazon since they’re the only ones willing to deliver to Colombia. He’s in the final stages of building the table today. If it doesn’t fall apart again I’ll post first stage picture tomorrow. Jeff is also trying to reedit his book Death Comes Home. He found that the original was somewhat corrupted and is trying to figure out how. He finally got his Magic Jack account paid and wants to talk to some of his friends as well and of course you know we’re bot hold so we to take naps every now and then. So if you don’t see a post don’t worry as soon as we get our routine down we’ll be back to normal. In the mean time everything is cool hope everybody is well. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

HERE COMES THE WEEKEND

July 25, 2014

Friday-2Well it the end of the week and I guess everybody is looking forward to the weekend, so why don’t we take a look back at the week and what went on. There were three plane crashes this week. Actually only two were crashes the other one was shot down close to six hundred people lost their lives. Then we have the southwest United States and the western part of Colombia threatening to dry up and blow away. Things don’t look to improve until sometime in 2015. Oh and Israel is invading somebody and the result is schools being blown up and children being killed. Don’t you just love a good war? Arizona botched an execution it took ten hours for a scumbag to die. In California prisoners are suing because they don’t like the idea of prisoners of all the same ethnicity being kept together during lock down. I guess they’d rather have Black prisoners kept with skin heads. Well aren’t you glad the weekend is here this is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

WHO DO YOU OWE?

July 24, 2014

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmSo I was watching this celebration for a Colombian soccer player yesterday and I started thinking (Not always a good idea). Anyhow the guys name is James Rodriquez and he just signed a six year contract with Real Madrid. Now for those of you who don’t follow the sport that would be like the signing of Johnny Manziel in pro football. But here’s the thing he got to do what he did in the world cup because his teammate Falcao was injured after helping the Colombian team qualify for the World Cup. Now as I said this got me thinking about everything we achieve in life can be traced back to someone else. Like that great job you got well somebody had to hve it before you so that meant they got promoted, fired or quit. So you owe that great job to either there fortune or misfortune. It’s the philosophy of Yin and Yang or a Physics principle. For every action there is a reaction. Gee this sound deep doesn’t it? Well maybe it is because you do owe somebody and we never think of those people when the result is good but when it’s bad we always run round looking for someone to blame besides ourselves. So why is when some good come our way will say thank you to God or whatever but not to the guy that got fired, died, got transferred, or promoted, or something else. Maybe we should all just stop a minute and say thank you I know I should and so should James. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia

WHY IS BERRETA MOVING?

July 23, 2014

Beretta-handguns-jpgWell I started a new policy yesterday if there’s nothing really important to write about I’m going to sleep all day. Anyhow I got up this morning and read an article about Beretta moving its gun manufacturing form Maryland to Tennessee because of tougher gun control laws. Now Beretta says tht the new laws would force it to stop making most of the weapons built in Maryland. Well my question is what the hell were they making there? I mean if you’re making and selling legitimate guns and not shipping them to people who will put them in the wrong hands what’s the problem? The same thing is going on in Colorado which I don’t understand. I think if you want to a gun for protection then a revolver or a shotgun is a good idea, not an AK47. With a revolver you know it’s going to fire and not jam on you and with a shotgun you don’t have to worry about being real accurate plus you can go hunting with it, if you want. Now I’m assuming you’re keeping the guns in your house for protection and not carrying them around. If you are carrying, a pistol still makes since. A semiautomatic pistol with a 12 round magazine will not do you anymore good then a six shot revolver if you don’t know how to use it. I mean you want to protect your life not go to war. Getting back to the gun companies moving what do you think they have to hide that their afraid of laws that limit haw they sell and things like ammo capacity. If they’re making and selling gun in a law abiding way why are they afraid of some laws? I know they’ll say because the government is trying to take away their second amendment rights under the constitution. Bull shit! Maybe it’s time to tweak that amendment so that it becomes a little more current. And then maybe the police can do something about illegal guns being sold on the streets. I know before we left the country it was just as easy to get illegal firearms it was to get drugs. Well that’s it time to go back to bed. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

IT’S MONDAY

July 21, 2014

eeeeeeeeeeeAh Monday morning what say we take a look at the news this morning that’s usually good for a laugh? First up we have the swearing in of the new President in Colombia as well as new members of the legislator. One thing stood out and that’s President Santos could put an insomniac to sleep with his speeches what ever happened to taking some public a courses when you in school. Here’s something else Shakira has a 100 million followers on Facebook. I guess those hips of hers must talk some really sexy shit. You know, if it was a Nobel Prize winner they might not even have a Facebook page. Here’s one of my favorites in order to punish the Russian President it has been o to take away his hosting of the next World Cup. Oh yeah that will hurt the cost of building the sites for the games can now be used to buy gun and ammo which he like better than Futbol anyway. Oh and here’s one last thing Medellin beat Nacional for the second time this year. Well that’s it this Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

TIME TO REWRITE

July 18, 2014

10259884_10203539987124835_781715931543537504_nWell one of Jeff’s respected friend tried to read his latest book Death Comes Home and she found it too difficult to read because of missed capitalization and punctuation. So it back to the editing process and a rewrite Jeff says he needs a new editor but he’s got no money so this might take awhile. Jeff is happy to have one friend at least who would take the time to tell him the truth. But that was yesterday and today is another day, this does mean a delay in the publication of A Child is Gone. He wants to get Death fixe up before he completes this one. He wishes the next time he offers one of his books for free other people would take the time to read it and tell him what they think. At least this friend liked the story so there is hope the problem can be worked out soon. Tomorrow is Jeff’s grandson’s birthday party although today is his actual birthday. He’s a great kid very intelligent and is always making Jeff smile. Jeff say’s if he gets any good photos he’ll put them up so you can see what a great grandson he has. Well I have to get ready to party gets here from school, so this is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

CHILDREN

July 17, 2014

Lowe-kids-recoveredSince Jeff has been writing a book about a missing kid I thought I’d ask you guys what the hell is wrong with people? Kids go missing everyday some are found in minutes some are never found. Who takes a kid is it a pedophile or a parent or is it some government conspiracy to steel gifted kids? I don’t know pedophiles are sick disgusting people that should be executed not rehabbed. They are probably the third worst of the bunch no 2 is parents. You don’t love each other anymore so you decide to use the kids to hurt one another. Now I know sometimes parental kidnapping is done in the belief that it’s in the child interest. But most of the time it’s because one parent doesn’t want to pay child support or another parent wants to hurt the other by depriving them of the ability to see their kids. I mean using kids in a custody battle is just making a generation of really emotionally disturbed people and we have enough of them now thank you very much. So what does that leave us with the crazy theory that governments are kidnapping kids because they have some mystical power? Well the governments of the world have been trying to find people with extraordinary mental powers since World War 2 I think could be longer. Now if this is true this makes government the worst of the lot. Because they not only deprive parents of being able to watch their children grow up they deprive the kids of their childhood for what usually results in nothing. I don’t understand anything but I have seen parents so wrapped up in themselves that they have idea their child just walked out of the store. In today’s world parents work and Nanny’s , babysitters and daycare are watching their kids sorry to inform you but that removes nurturing from a child’s growth maybe that’s why they do drugs and shoot up school. I do know one thing it make s them prime for running away or being taken. Well I could go on all day but I won’t this is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin. Colombia.

stuffPeople love it when I write about stuff, I guess because they think it’s not politics or some other rant of Jeff’s. Webster defines stuff a couple of ways first it’s a noun meaning material, supplies or equipment. Second it’s a group or pile of things that are not specifically defined. Now most of Jeff’s rants fit in the second category along with what’s in our closets, cellars, and garages. Stuff is fun to talk about because we all have stuff probably too much stuff. Your pets have stuff wild animals have stuff everybody has stuff. When you think about it stuff has stuff pretty cool huh. Now you know from my other posts concerning stuff that the problem is we don’t know what to do with the stuff when we don’t want it anymore. One thing we do is give it to poor people that’s a good thing but what do they do when there done with all the stuff. They throw it out and it end up where all stuff ends up eventually the dump or the recycling plant either way it ends up making more stuff and we start all over again with more stuff. Even this blog is stuff and I can stay here all day and keep writing stuff about stuff but this is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.