WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE NEWS

September 29, 2015

55493681You watching or reading the news these days you see politics, murder, and stuff they call human interest. News about politics is anything but informing. It appears to be more like some old comics stand up routine. Then you have murder and other violence in the news. Sometimes I think this is shown just to make us feel uncomfortable. Human interest that’s just to show us the news has a human side. It’s all bullshit! They don’t want you thinking about issues during an election if you did you might decide to ask one of the candidates his opinion on the subject. That would be a no no for anyone who wants to get elected. News about violence is to scare you into accepting more police presence in your life. You’ll be willing to give a little independence to have that feeling of security. Human interest is just a story to escape too sort of like cartoons at a horror movie double feature. What I’m trying to say here is the news isn’t the news anymore it’s just bullshit to keep you from getting upset with all the other bullshit going on around you. This is Flounder saying Ciao from Medellin, Colombia.

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IT TOO @#$@#@%&&*@%$@#@ EARLY

September 22, 2015

34ry7ugSo Sunday September 20th my wife and I are shopping in the Exito, which is Colombia’s version of Wal-Mart and guess what? They have the Christmas decorations out already. Now you might say they have a long Christmas season but they don’t. They put everything out on the floor now and when it sell it doesn’t get restocked so that by Dec 15th at the latest all signs of Christmas is gone from the store. For somebody like me that like to shop close to Christmas it’s a real drag. Somebody told me it’s because employment contracts end in around the beginning of Dec. which means a lot of people especially in the professional fields will be unemployed from two weeks to a month or a little more. That and everybody starts partying and getting drunk right up to New Years Day. December 7th I think and Christmas Eve everyone is shooting off fireworks. Christmas Eve is also the all night drunkathon or party if you prefer. It seems that Easter is more religious than Christmas. I love Christmas and I approach each year with childlike glee only to see it slip into haze of hangovers. If I ever sell a lot of books I’m going to have one last great Christmas. This Is Flounder saying CIAO and have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Medellin,, Colombia.

TRYING A LITTLE HUMOR

September 15, 2015

indexWell I’m going to try and be a little humorous today it’s going to be a challenge. First up you all know that Donald Trump use to be host of Celebrity Apprentice. He lost that gig when he made some bad comments about Latinos. Now NBC in its great wisdom has decided to place Arnold Schwarzenegger has the host. I can hear it now you fired and you won’t be back. Television continues to insult anyone with the least bit of intelligence. I see the Republicans are threatening to shut down the Government again. This time over taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, they hope to gain financial support from the Christian conservatives out there. They believe that by shutting down the Government they demonstrate some show of power and support. There’s only one problem with that. That being since the Government doesn’t really do anything how are we supposed to know its shutdown. My final note concerns a young man by the name of Tiesto a DJ who plays EDM (Electronic Dance Music) he gets paid ridicules amounts of money this. EDM is basically computer software written by others for his benefit. Now, that’s not my real problem with it that would be that it pretty much all sounds the same (Remember Disco). Well that’s all I got so this is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

REMEMBER

September 11, 2015

Remember-Sept-11There are a couple of things that bother me about today first is how 9/11 seems to be fading in people’s memories and I find that very sad. The second is how some people use the memory of that day to promote bigotry and hatred. Sometimes it looks like the Government would like us to forget about 9/11 just like Americans have forgotten about Oklahoma City or the first World Trade Center Bombing. It’s convenient to forget these things or to use them for your own agendas because it hurts to remember. Maybe you wish you had done something like joining the bucket brigade. I know I do. I watched that day on TV and I still can’t believe how those building came down. I can’t imagine how those first responders felt trapped inside as the building came down. And I can’t imagine how those that were on their way watched as the buildings killed their friends. The Government uses this day to tell us this must never happen again and we must be vigilant and report anything we deem suspicious. We must also allow them to listen in on our phone calls and search our Emails. Isn’t this in contrast to what all our soldiers have died for? This day should be about politics or personal agendas this should be a day to morn those who gave their lives. Heroes like those on the flight that gave there live to stop the terrorists from continuing their attack on Washington. I don’t hate Muslims or Arabs I understand that in order for this planet to survive all races and religions must learn to get along or we will be just another extinct animal. This is Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.

NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL

September 7, 2015

imagesThere is a huge change going on in the worlds demographics due to the refugees that are showing up. They’re running from wars that to some degree are religious in nature. A lot of this is from the Arab nations Syria, Libya, and many others. These wars accomplish nothing but pain and the destruction of once beautiful countries. Do you remember the Lebanon civil war between the Christians and others? It destroyed what was considered the most beautiful city in the world at the time. It’s amazing how different countries interpret emergencies. In Colombia where I live neighboring Venezuela expelled around two thousand Colombians that were living in the country illegally. Everybody says Maduro is doing it to distract voters in the coming election. Well Colombia’s response is to go to the UN and complain as well as the Organization of American states. This is over two thousand people that have families in Colombia as well as being Colombian citizens. This too is being touted as a political ploy. In Greece people are leaving and refugees are arriving from Africa. All of this will soon change the demographics of the area. I know what I’m about say is logical but for some reason the world won’t do anything. WE NEED TO STOP USING HUMAN BEINGS AS POLITCAL TOYS. Now that sentiment is voiced by religious and political leaders all over the world, but none are willing to stop. This is a very sad Flounder saying CIAO from Medellin Colombia.

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

September 1, 2015

ea8cc15cc1612650a113f3761dafbcc4Well I think I need to talk about crime and punishment. There’s been a lot written about the inequities of the judicial system based on race. I don’t think it’s based on if your black you’re going to jail and if you’re white you get a light sentence. Think it’s more along the lines of economics. If your poor and are accused of a crime your defense options are very limited because you can’t get the best lawyers. Ask OJ Simpson about that. His attorney Johnny Cochran stated after his trial that if he hadn’t had money to bring in witness’s he would have been convicted in a week. Instead he walked away a free man. I always thought the better way to have handled that would have been at the end of the car chase somebody yells gun and the cops just blow him away. Most states have done away with the death penalty because they feel there is the possibility of a mistake. They would rather spend millions of dollars keeping the man (or woman) in jail for life. Most other countries criminals consider being sentenced to an American jail the same as being sent to a country club. Until the American justice system much like the rest of the government takes wealth out of the equation this sentence from the declaration of independence will never be true. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Hopefully someday maybe my grandchild will be able to witness this. This is Flounder Saying Ciao from Medellin, Colombia.