IT’ BULL SHIT TIME AGAIN

October 30, 2015

173d4a95633de8d6efb974e9bbc70d6bWell it’s getting near election time and the US is getting crazy. They just had a General Election down here for Mayors Governors and such. The score card 11 soldiers and 1 police officer killed several voting areas ransacked by upset people and 49% of the people didn’t vote. In the US it’s Presidential candidate time and people are getting ready to pick who will run against who next year. I always get fascinated by this because people actually think that whoever gets elected will change everything. The President needs congress and the senate to approve whatever he wants and it’s usually not what he want but what the people that paid for his election want. Then the people in the other party vote against it and they argue until they can figure about a way to screw the average person and make money for themselves and their banking friends. Now the reason I opened with the story of down here in Colombia is because could you imagine if the people in the US actually decided they have had enough and decide to do something about it. I mean you could have a nuclear strike on Newark NJ for Christ sake. It’s probably a good thing the average voter in the US is not to bright and very complacent. Hey this is Flounder saying HAPPY HALLOWEEN and CIAO from Medellin Colombia

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Well if you want to know what I do if I’m not writing I carve wood as you can see above. I have no idea why I decided to start this. It not like I haven’t any other hobbies. I write books, build model train layouts, visit my grandson, and watch TV. Well back to my first love writing. To add to my last post another critical item where water is concerned is the age of the pipes and valves that bring the water to you. In New York City some of those pipes are close to two hundred years old. They have these massive valves that are supposed to protect the city in case of failure of the system of dams. They’ve never been used and are among the oldest of the system. So not only do they have to worry about where they get their water they also have to worry about what happens if there’s too much. OK moving on this Sunday there will be a general election in Colombia. I think they do it on Sunday because less people work and it’s easier to move people around. Now these elections are for mayors, council members, governors and such. If you want to see how nasty politics is, just come on down during an election period. So far more than a dozen candidates have been arrested for corruption or exposed for public drunkenness. Also they are once again taking shots at the ex president mostly because of his views of the peace agreement. There was even a suggestion that the leader of the rebels be added to the cabinet. You should really try to read some of the stuff that’s going on down here it will brighten your day. I want to know what happened to the days of the Lincoln Douglas debates where elections were about real issues and not bull shit. Well this is Flounder saying Ciao from Medellin, Colombia.

WANT A DRINK

October 17, 2015

Field_Trip-_water_samplingWell I know those of you that actually read this have been wondering where I’ve been this week. It seems I might have a partially detached retina which makes typing rather a difficult task. But let’s give it a shot shall we. You all heard the expression water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink. That is becoming closer to the truth every day. Now before you run away screaming not another Global Warming story. This is not about that this is about mans stupidity. When I lived in Parsippany NJ there was a lot of construction going on especially office buildings. Many of these had 70% vacancy rates but they still had to run Air Conditioning and Heat, both of which use water. When I looked at the criteria for approving this construction I would see great concern for the sewage and garbage that would be generated. I didn’t notice any concern for where the fresh water was going to come from. This lack of concern for fresh water is not just a NJ problem but a worldwide problem. Using NJ as an example when I first moved to NJ I lived in East Orange whose water was supplied from artesian wells. It was great water and there seemed to be plenty of it. Well East Orange now has to buy water from other sources as does Parsippany. Now look at the rest of the country the largest reservoir in the country named Lake Mead is down to the lowest level since they filled it way back when. Oh the dam is called Hoover maybe you’ve heard of it. I’ve read news items that will tell you the next big money commodity will be fresh water. Now how many of you would freak out if tomorrow morning if when you went to the sink to make coffee and when you turned the tap noting came out. Now after you’ve called everybody and complained you’ve been told hey we ran out. You would probably say not possible the planet is seventy percent water this can’t happen. Well it can and has in some parts of the world. Down here they’ve diverted rivers so that the mine Gold and Emeralds. The result is large reservoirs are now near empty. I live in Medellin Colombia and it rains almost every day or night yet the reservoirs are at 59% of capacity. The west coast of the country is in the middle of a major drought. Yet when I look out the window new construction is being done and old homes are adding floors resulting in an increase in the local population without consideration as to where the drinking water will come from. Wealthy people just order bottled water and don’t think about it, this too will run dry. The most obvious answer and one nobody wants to hear is population control. Did you hear that it was the Catholic Church screaming Nooooooooo. Well my eye is driving me crazy so we’ll have to continue this later. This is Flounder saying Ciao from Medellin Colombia.