This one is for my friends in Colombia. The presidents plane got shot at and hit the other day and I’m not sure he wasn’t trying to distract people from the Covid crisis in this country. There were from last Sunday till yesterday 208,992 new case of Covid in the country. This is in a country of 50 million people. In the last 4 weeks 758279 new cases have been reported with 16307 deaths. The country is completely open, vaccinations are going on at a snails pace. The thing about vaccination is if you have money or know somebody it’s no problem otherwise it means standing in long lines. My wife’s son had a 3:30 appointment for his first shot the other day and had to wait till almost 8:00 before he got the shot and it’s three months till the second one. This President is worse than Trump when it comes to ignoring the virus. I guess it’s because the people dying are poor and his rich friends are vaccinated or living abroad so they don’t have to worry. This country is great at ignoring two of its main population groups, the elderly and the poor. The Government isn’t the only ones at fault here the people do the same thing. This is a beautiful country but it has a very dark side. This is FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia

Este es para mi amigos en Colombia. El avión del presidente recibió un disparo y lo golpearon el otro día y no estoy seguro de no estar tratando de distraer a la gente de la crisis de Covid en este país. Desde el pasado Domingo hasta ayer se registraron 208.992 nuevos casos de Covid en el país. Esto es en un país de 50 millones de habitantes. En las últimas 4 semanas, se han reportado 758279 nuevos casos con 16307 muertes. El país está completamente abierto, las vacunaciones se hacen a paso de tortuga. Lo que pasa con la vacunación es que si tienes dinero o conoces a alguien, no hay problema; de lo contrario, significa hacer largas filas. El hijo de mi esposa tenía una cita a las 3:30 para su primera inyección el otro día y tuvo que esperar hasta casi las 8:00 antes de recibir la inyección y faltan tres meses para la segunda. Este presidente es peor que Trump cuando se trata de ignorar el virus. Supongo que se debe a que las personas que mueren son pobres y sus amigos ricos están vacunados o viven en el extranjero, por lo que no tienen que preocuparse. Este país es excelente para ignorar a dos de sus principales grupos de población, los ancianos y los pobres. El Gobierno no es el único culpable aquí la gente hace lo mismo. Este es un país hermoso pero tiene un lado muy oscuro. Habla FATS y ANTONIA diciendo CIAO de Medellín, Colombia

Have you ever stopped to think how big companies almost force you to do business a certain way or with a certain company. If you read my last Blog you know I have banking issues and need to change banks. Well I thought I found a good one one when I was going over the requirements for new accounts I found that I had to use Microsoft windows version 7 or better. Well guess what I don’t use Windows I use Linux. This really upset me because banks use Ubunto for their servers and that is what Linux is. I didn’t bother trying to talk to the bank I just moved on. But you see this everyday when your shopping. If you use this credit card you’ll get this discounted price. That’s a joke by the time you pay it off you’ll be paying more for it. The argument is that you don’t have to use your money now, well we all know the rest of this story. How about food shopping when they tell you buy this and get this for cheap. Every where you go you see signs telling you what you should do from vote for me to which car to buy. No matter how much you think you think for yourself your really not. Look at the Q anon folks spreading BS to get you to do something you really don’t want to, and it works. Life isn’t getting better but it sure is getting more complicated. This has been FATS and ANTONIA now saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

OK it’s Sunday shall we begin. I’d like to talk about my bank HSBC. The only reason I have an account with them is because of a friend Jeff Zoba. He got me the account when I left because HSBC had a office in Colombia. Well first they didn’t work with US banks so I had to have my money deposited in the US and then go to their office down here open another account in order to access my money. Shortly after that the office was sold to a crook who owns at least 1 % of every bank in Colombia. This was right after HSBC was busted in Mexico for laundering money for the drug cartels. Next, they took away all my perks changed my account transferred my friend to another branch. They also threatened to close the account if I didn’t accept the changes. Well I couldn’t afford to fly up and change banks so I accepted the changes. I called Jeff and he said there was nothing he could do because he was no longer handling my account, needless to say he doesn’t get a Christmas greeting from me anymore. That brings up to now when I got an Email from the bank telling me they were no longer in the retail banking business and unless I wanted to maintain a 76,000 dollar balance I would be transferred to another bank. That bank was Citizens which had no branches that were convenient even if I was to fly back. So now I’m looking for a bank that will accept me without a US address wish me luck and watch your bank closely. This has been FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia

June 6, 2021

IS IT MUSIC OR T AND A

No politics today, instead lets talk about the music industry. As you know I do a three for free series of posts on YouTube 7 days a week. The posts consist of the song by the same artist or artists. They are usually from a few years ago. I do Rock, Classic Rock, Oldies, and the Blues. The old music videos are pretty much a group of or individual performing the material with some background stuff going on. The music, though takes center stage. You can understand the words, the harmony is great, and the background is subtle for the most part, unlike today’s music that is more about the show and T and A, what’s T and A you say Tits and Ass. I guess when MTV came around, and music videos became the way to sell an artist, that’s when sex became the selling point. I think good looking guys and girls always sold. I mean the Beatles weren’t about sex the were about the music they just happened to be four good looking guys wit a management team that was willing to spend money. Years later it was proven that when they arrived in New York 200 teenage girls were paid to run at them screaming, later they didn’t have to pay them. I don’t think young men are shelling out a hundred or so dollars to hear Beyonce sing it’ s more about what she is or isn’t wearing. You know I love Rock and Roll but I miss going to the bar and seeing up and coming people such as Janis Ian, Bruce, and the Young Raskels just playing their music, Maybe I’m just old anyhow this is FATS and Antonia saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.