HAPPY THANKSGIVING

November 27, 2014

imagesWell all of my American friends know this day to be Thanksgiving Day. This is the day when the Pilgrims and the Indians sat down to dinner to thank the Indians for helping them the last year. Of course we screwed them to the wall later on. This used to be the one day of the year you would spend with family eating too much and over dosing on football. But then ugly monster called greed appeared and forced the lowest earning people to go to work so that the rich one could make more money. You all know the saying money is the root of all evil well there is a group of greedy unscrupulous bastards out there that are really trying to prove that saying right. Hard working people that used to look forward to spending the day with their families before the Christmas retail crunch are now forced to deal with mean arrogant people fighting over teddy bears and laptops. You know I don’t care how you cut it but if Jeff was still working and they told him he had to work Thanksgiving I know for a fact he would have told his boss to take the job and shove up his ass. I hope those of you that do have to work get to spend time with those that matter and get a little time to say thank you. This is a very grateful Flounder saying CIAO form Medellin, Colombia.

FERGUSON

November 25, 2014

Ferguson-PartyI’m going to post today about Ferguson and the shooting of an unarmed Black boy. Now before everybody stars screaming Liberal or far right let me finish. The shooting was tragic and I don’t have all the information necessary to make a truly informed comment on who is right and who is wrong. What I will say that the violence of last night did no one any good. As in article I read the looting destroyed innocent people’s dreams, after all they didn’t shot anybody and I couldn’t find out if they were black or white. The violence only serves to help the bigots who will now say see we told you they were animals and law breakers. They don’t deserve to be treated equally. This whole situation reminded me of LA after a video of a black man getting beaten was aired live on TV. I think there is a much bigger problem and I don’t know how to discuss it without making a whole lot of people angry with me. First let me say I’m white and have had only positive relationships with the police. I have friends who when they hear the word police immediately take a negative view. The police for they bring a lot of this on themselves not by doing horrible things but buy being a much closed group. I remember what came out after Katrina hit New Orleans and the corruption that still exists in the police e department there. I feel that a big city cop’s job is one of the most stressful ones in the world it’s certainly one I never had the desire to have. But I also believe that something has to be done that restores people faith in them so that the good ones don’t have to worry about doing their job. That’s very evident down here in Medellin where nobody fears or respects the police because of the corruption, and the I don’t care attitude that prevails down here. I believe there is something definitely rotten if Ferguson and I hope that the people can get this sorted out and stop the violence so that this kind of situation doesn’t happen again. Now I hope this post doesn’t come across as being negative to the police. I have many friends who are current or retired police officers and as I said in the beginning they’ve always been there to help me when I needed it. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

STUFF AGAIN

November 24, 2014

stuffIt’s Monday and time to write about some STUFF. I wish there was some good STUFF to write about after all it’s the beginning of the holiday season, which of course is when everybody goes out and buys more STUFF just so they can have STUFF that they don’t need. The only good STUFF in the news seems to always involve animals either their being saved or saving some human. Jeff called two of his friends up about his trip to the US and one had a cancer scare and the other has serious legal problems. Just more bad STUFF and quite frankly, I am sick and tired of it. I think the Holidays especially Christmas should just be left to the kids and not used as some excuse for adults to get drunk and go shopping for more STUFF. You what is good STUFF Love and Peace how come nobody ever gives that kind of STUFF during the Holiday, or any other time of the year. I know everybody likes STUFF but if you’re going to collect a lot of STUFF you need to make sure you can give it away or recycle it later. That’s the good thing about Love and Peace STUFF everybody would like it and it doesn’t spoil or rust. This Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in America and everybody cooks and eats a lot of STUFF. They also say thanks for all the STUFF they have gotten that year. Maybe this year they should try to share their STUFF with some people who don’t have a lot of STUFF but really could use some STUFF. This is Flounder ( I don’t need any more STUFF thanks ) saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

HOW COULD WE FORGET?

November 22, 2014

jfk-in-his-own-words-1024It seems that most people have forgotten that 51 years ago today President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas Texas. This is why history repeats itself and we allow our elected officials to continue to take advantage of us. And we as a people keep making the same dumb mistakes over and over. There have been many theories of what exactly took place that day but the only proven truth is a man died and a woman was made a widow and kid lost their father. Nothing else about that day is important but we still need to remember it and maybe someday we’ll learn from it. This is Flounder saying SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AMERICA and CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

david-berkowitzA lot of my readers know I’ve written and published three books and that after a fling in the science fiction world I now right about a character that’s a serial killer. I also deal with subjects like human trafficking. Now doing research for the latter will make you want to go out and find these people and kill them. But let’s just look at serial killers. The FBI defines them as someone who has committed three murders over the period of a month with a cooling off period in between. They are all emotionally and psychologically screwed up. They are also very smart, the ones that get caught are said to want to be found out and caught. I’m not sure that’s true for all of them. I think that a lot exist and are never identified as serial killers. For instance if a person goes out and kills for all the reasons said to attributed to serial killers but hides the bodies. What if he or she doesn’t kill in the same manner, or the same sex, and even better in the same country? How would they be identified as a serial killer how about they live in an underdeveloped country. If a serial killer existed in rural South America or Africa how would they get identified? Now the mass murders in Mexico and the rest of the world are not considered to be serial killers. Serial killers are a breed all on to their own. I fear that out there are monsters that we might consider normal friendly people just waiting for the chance to kill and we won’t be able to recognize them. This is a thoroughly depressed Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

REALLY! NO

November 20, 2014

mmI was doing my usual morning thing perusing the headlines and I had to stop and go back look at headline then open the article only to find it really wasn’t the same. You know what I’m talking about you know the head line that says so and so slams so and so about his or that. I really hate the ones that say watch so and so perform or screw up and when you open the article there’s not even a recent photo of said event. I recently posted a sports headline to Facebook which basically said this team had to struggle to win its game so you open the link because you’re interested in what happened and the first thing you noticed the team won by 40 some points. How the hell is that a struggle? The only one that had a problem was the score keeper who had to keep up with the score. I think some of the best examples are articles concerning politicians. You’ll see a head line about what this one said about another and most of the time the headline reads like an advertisement for a heavy weight fight. But when you open it and read it it’s sort of just plain. I guess in order to get your articles on line you have to be creative or at least your editor has to be. I guess the laws about truth and advertising get bent a lot more than they used to. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

WHAT A JOKE

November 19, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou know every once I awhile I write a blog about Colombia and the Farc. Well this on demonstrates the Governments absolute failure to realize that the rebels doing the negotiating in Cuba have no control over the actual fighters. They say there are about 5500 fighters left that may be so but most of them stopped being a legitimate rebel army awhile ago. The ones that just kidnapped a general are supposedly members of the 34th brigade. That isn’t what is being reported now it seems that these terrorists are aligned with the Clan Usuga which is a criminal group like the mafia in America. Today the rebel negotiators claimed they knew about the kidnapping. I believe that this shows that the so called rebel commanders in Cuba have no control over the rebels and that the rebels no longer operate from a central command and have aligned themselves with the cartels. That makes them nothing more than a bunch of terrorist cells running around the jungle. Why do you think more and more of their commanders are showing up in Cuba and why the negotiators never go back to Colombia but instead are caught enjoying the good life in Havana. By the time the people and the government of Colombia realize the true problem the criminals will be running the country. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

DON’T BE CRUEL

November 17, 2014

quotes-about-animal-abuse-and-animal-rightsToday Jeff is letting me (Flounder) write the post. First I was under the weather for a couple of days some sort of food poisoning. I guess I won’t be bothering Jeff and Ruby when they’re eating anymore. Now comes the bad part Jeff read an article about a puppy that had been beaten with a baseball bat. He was very upset and I’m really pissed off. Abusing an animal is the same as abusing a very young child. They don’t understand why you doin it. a lot of states have laws that protect animals and punish those that abuse with jail time and fines. I of course don’t think this enough. I know there are people out there that live off the land and hunt. I also know they don’t torture the animal before they kill it. But you have Seal and Dolphin hunters that beat their pray to death and cows and pigs are killed in similar ways. I’m just going to stick with the domestic animals for now. You don’t see a lot of abuse in Colombia but you do see some as well as abandonment although strays are fed by strangers at least in Bello. I feel that in this regard animals are like kids if you are a parent and you don’t want the child don’t leave it in a basket or something and hope someone good will take care of it. With a pet there are plenty of people willing to care for it so you don’t have to throw them out of your car or leave them tied to a tree. Animals and small children haven’t learned that there are bad people out there they love without question and when you beat them they think that they’ve done something to offend you. Here’s another thing to remember about animal cruelty it’s one of the indicators of a serial killer in the making. Well I’ve succeeded in really depressing myself now so I’ll just say This Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.

PERMISSIVENESS

November 13, 2014

sportsYou know I think I’ve found out what’s wrong with the world. Jeff sowed me an article about a college football player named Jameis Winston. Winston is the quarterback of the no 2 or 3 college team in the country. He has been accused of assault on a woman. Now comes the part where we say the problem exists. If he didn’t play and start on a national ranked college football team he would most likely be in jail right now, but because he does he’s free to play on Saturdays. This happens not just in major colleges but at every level of sports. Once a male is recognized to exceptional talent in sports or academics he is given preferential treatment. As an athlete he no longer has to meet the same academic standards as others. Then depending on the school and ratings of the team he can just about do whatever he wants without worry of severe punishment. He will have his time at school paid for and won’t have to worry about paying for books because if he’s really good someone else will read them for him. The most egregious case of this goes back some years where an all pro defensive end of the Washington Redskins pro football team retired and was found to be functually illiterate. That meant he could sign his name but couldn’t read or right. But somehow he had a college diploma. This attitude isn’t just about football or the United States. This attitude is everywhere; young men are signed to sports deals and then after they have served their purpose are for most cast aside without the ability do anything else. Women on the other hand depending on the sport and the school are held to a much higher standard especially if they go pro in their sport. There is a huge debate over the inequality of sports and the business world which I’ll get into in another post. The point here is that because someone can hit a ball, or run real fast, or shoots a basketball they should be paid a ridicules amount of money and be allowed to be held to a lower standard then the rest of humanity. This is what’s wrong with society because if you apply this reasoning to everything else then the people who are rich can do what they want as well. Somewhere along the line we lost focus on the equity of man and developed this permissive society. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE

November 11, 2014

change_mindJeff finished reading an article about American politician Rand Paul who might be a presidential candidate in 2016. It occurred to Jeff when he had finished the article that this was another example of politicians changing their minds to suit changing opinions. The phenomenon is not confined to US politicians it done by all of them the world over. What is most surprising about this is that people are too stupid to see it. They will embrace the man or woman and their new views and forget that they were for or against this opinion before. We hope, but doubt, that at some time people will wake up to the fact that politicians are infected with a mental condition called Pathological lying. They will say what they think you want or should hear so tht they can stay in their little offices of power and don’t have to worry about being surrounded by the common folk. Another point of interest on the Net this morning was an article about economic disparage and how it’s as bad as it was in 1916. We have those pathological liars to thank for that. This is Flounder (so glad I’m a cat) saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.