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Warning Levels Hit SEVERE

The nation of Great Britain has a schemata of levels of Danger to its security. Prime Minister David Cameron has now raised it to the SEVERE stage in light of actions by ISIS in Syria and Iraq. This is an excellent idea and we propose the following schemata for Americans who are concerned about the level of danger to their lives:

1. No Level of Danger: Any level of higher taxes for the upper 1%.

2. Modest Level of Danger: Having Governor Rick Perry run for any political office.

3. Worrisome Level of Danger: Barack Obama explains his foreign policy in the Middle East or Anywhere.

4. Red Level of Danger: Republicans gain control of the Senate this year.

5. Severe Level of Danger: Being a black skinned American walking along the street–Anywhere in America!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations from a 23 year old mind trapped in an 83 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Once Americans reached the Moon, today we can’t build a bridge across the Hudson River.

Elderly folk take time studying the check.

He devours food while she orders it. An American love story.

Mental paralysis is more crippling than physical.

For a child to clutch mom’s hand is to clutch God.

If Christ returned today, would he be for the 1%?

If one does not love self, one cannot love another.

Handouts for teacher represent security.

Girl purses grow smaller each year.

Age stiffens body, hopefully not the mind.

Dog’s should not be allowed in restaurants, sorry that is a dog’s life.

Child eats, mom fiddles with computer, and Rome burns.

I never go to see a film with a “warm story.” They chill my heart.

I have never seen a Mexican worker eating alone.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Indonesia, Jakarta Post: “Women Make Porn Films In Church”

These days one wonders if they are for the guy up in the sky or the guy who runs the church?

Canada, Toronto Star: “Mayor Quits Over Dog Poop”

Mayors only take shit from Wall Street folk.

France, Connexcion: “No More Love”

These days in France that refers to the President.

Russia,Moscow Times: “Russians Attack Cheese”

There is no doubt the Russian army can handle an enemy like cheese.

Sweden, Local: “Dad Takes Kids To War Zone”

He got clearance from the NRA that it was his second amendment right!

UK< Guardian: “Drunk On Success”

Who else but the mayor of Toronto??

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: Too Much Dirty Politics”

You mean there is really such a thing as “clean” politics?

Indonesia, Jakarta Post: “Woman’s Body In Suitcase”

Some pack clothes, some pack mom in her clothes!

Russia, Moscow Times: “Russia’s Brainstorming Strategy”

Figuring out what is in the mind of Vladimir Putin?

Egypt, Al-Ahramm: “Egypt Cabinet Genocide Law”

Wipe out all members of the Muslim Brotherhood?

USA, NY Daily Cops: “Dancing Cops”

In Ferguson, that means fleeing from responsibility.

China, China Daily: “Lab Rats Get Reprieve”

Alive today, dead tomorrow?

No End In Sight In Gaza And Israel

Another breakdown in negotiations between Hamas and Israel. Another launch of rockets from Gaza and another launch of air strikes from Israel. Each side claims the mantle of “right.” Each side believes that its demands are reasonable. Each side wants to ensure its supporters that right in on their side. Another 70 rockets sent to Israel. One wonders exactly what is the purpose of these rockets other than being able to boast Hamas has rockets? A few fall onto the ground with a boom. Occasionally a few hit a house. On the other hand, Israel planes just killed the wife and son of Mohammed Diaf, an important military leader of Hamas. These killings certainly will further the cause of peace?

Frankly, it is amazing how Hamas leaders have lost touch with reality. Sorry, your men did NOT win any victory. Your side can NOT issue demands to Israel. So, what would reality entail?

1. Hamas must return to the Palestinian government.

2. Hamas leaders must realize they are in a weak negotiating position.

3. Hamas leaders must identity their IMMEDIATE GOALS?

4. Israel is NOT going to be destroyed this year or next year. So, what now is the issue for Hamas?

If Hamas can identify the immediate need, there is hope for a peaceful arrangement with Israel.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Monkey Ruined Me”

How about getting this monkey off my back!

USA, NY Post: “Stranger Saves Kids, Mom Punches Him”

Another tale of Republicans in Congress.

Israel, Jerusalem Post: “Had An Argument, I Won”

Sounds like PM Netanyahu arguing with self.

Turkey, Hurriyet: “Police State In Turkey”

Noting to gobble about!

France, Connexion: “Concerns Over Nice Beaches”

I suspect they lack nude females!

Russia, Moscow Times: “Girl Finds Family”!

Germany, Der Spiegel: “Does Race Matter?”

It isn’t always a black and white issue!

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 23 year old mind trapped in an 83 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

What would life be without the “refill?”

Rich get richer but why must that result in poor getting poorer?

I do not believe there is a “cause” for anything, always, “causes.”

I wonder why the Devil was invented by humans?

Care for others results in care for self.

I never think about Zombies, they represent Death.

I prefer gambling on life rather than in Casinos.

I gaze up from writing and encounter a belly.

In my childhood, it was “brother can you spare a dime.” What is it today?

Some open door with look of trepidation.

For some the only after life is becoming dust.

As a child in the city I grew to love green.

As a child I was taught to walk slowly in an unknown neighborhood.

I sometimes think God works as a security guard at the city dumps.

Women enter store still clutching car keys.

Whatever Happened To?

These days I wonder about, Whatever Happened TO:

The end of the Cold War in Europe?

The balanced budget that President Clinton left newly elected President Bush?

The promise of Barack Obama to end secrecy in government?

Our failure to pay attention to the words of wisdom of Sarah Palin?

The agreement that in view of John Kennedy’s assassination something had to be done to control access to guns?

The concept that a business was just that, a business, not a person?

Michelle Bachmann who daily offered her thoughts which led to another column about nonsense?

Firing those in government who lied to the President and Americans?

When we called people, people, not folks?

The end of violence in the Middle East now that Saddam Hussein was dead?

The end of violence in the Middle East now that Muammar Gaddafi was dead?

Creation of the independent state of Palestine?

When people at lunch talked with one another rather than with a machine?

Save New York From Terrorists!

The city of New York has been confronting potential attacks since the infamous 9/11 assault by fanatic Muslims. I understand that Secretary of State John Kerry is wandering the Middle East or confronting evil doers from Russia, but why has he failed to address the real terrorist attack? As of this moment, there is no evidence that John Kerry, nor President Obama planning to make trips to New York City in order to prevent another 9/11. While the world burns with horror, the Obama administration remains oblivious to threats here at home. Fortunately for America, there is one man in the New York City Police Department who is ever vigilante in the quest to prevent a terror attack. Chief of Department Phillip Banks ordered his men to begin surveillance of potential violent individuals who each day were engaged in activities that posed threats to the safety of New Yorkers. So Banks had deployed several men to take pictures of anyone engaged in the act of selling untaxed cigarettes! Imagine, men out in the open selling cigarettes that had not paid the tax!

It was due to this diligent, hard working police officer that police spotted one Eric Garner on Staten Island selling the untaxed contraband. According to Banks such behavior impacted “the quality of life” of New Yorkers. He made clear to one and all, that we police “address behavior and conditions.” `He ordered police to get Eric Garner off the streets. In the ensuing struggle to complete this task, Eric Garner was choked to death. I assume that for Chief Banks, this was simply “collateral damage” as always occurs in a war. New Yorkers can sleep peacefully tonight knowing those selling untaxed cigarettes are either dead or in jail!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Australia, Canberra Times: “We Need More Education”

That should be burned into the forehead of every Republican congressman.

USA, NY Post: “Cheap Viagra Good For Men”

Stories such as these give me a lift in life.

Israel, Jerusalem Post: “Innocent Caught In Cross Fire”

An eternal story told in an eternal place.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Who Made The Bitch List”

No question, Sarah Palin heads it!

UK, Guardian: “Rich Get Richer”

This is a non-story. How about some new news?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “In Reality, Who Cares?”

The story of Gaza!

France, Connexion: “Mayor Breaks Gay Marriage Ban”

What a gay story!