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NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

There is a fatigue of body and a fatigue of mind.

To be alone with mind, is to be alone with knowledge.

Women always sit first, why?

If you encounter hot air on the way to work, don’t worry, Ted Cruz is speaking someplace.

Winter cold makes me wear jacket in coffee shop.

I AM my brother’s keeper.

Old expression, “follow the money” describes politics in modern America.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Don’t Buy Unless Free”

If it is free, how can I buy something?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Noses That Backfire”

ACHOO!

Norway, Norway Post: “Preschool Teacher Caught Drunk”

She just wanted kids to lap up some knowledge.

China, China Daily: “Should Naked Tourists Be Blacklisted”

Nope, why cover their nudity with blackness?

UK, Guardian: “Another Draw”

The state of government in America.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

In coffee shop, I am the man with a pen, but not machine.

Few know what they know.

Shout for joy today, but what about tomorrow?

Some move hands to make a point.

We always depart from today to greet tomorrow.

Few religious figures are famous in modern America.

Nurses are unsung heroes of our lives.

All too many worship at altar of hate.

Illness makes one fatigued.

To be alone with your mind is to be in the company of wisdom.

ISIS Enemy Is ISIS

Americans like those on Fox News continue describing ISIS as composed of warriors who are going to sweep across the Middle East and enjoy increasing popularity. Those who lead ISIS must be among the most incompetent terrorists on this planet. Their one and constant tactic is to murder people in the most grotesque ways. Most probably they believe fear will result in Muslims rallying to their side. Well, look at the record:

1. They burned to death a Jordanian pilot whose family is part of the most important tribe in that land. Prior to the burning, Jordanians were divided about the government policy of fighting ISIS. Today, at least 95% of Jordanians want to destroy ISIS.

2. Egypt has been on the sidelines in the campaign against ISIS. NO Egyptian planes were bombing that group. So, what does ISIS do? They decide to behead twenty Egyptians who were working in Libya. Now Egyptian planes are bombing. Egyptian dictator General Sisi made clear the new policy of his nation. “We have to work together to defeat terrorism.”

ISIS may win a few battles and kill some people. However, it has lost support in the Middle East!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “I Thought I Would Die”

Sarah Palin spoke a coherent sentence!

Sweden, Local: “Gender Neutral Toilets”

In the end, shit is shit.

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “NO Fare Says Uber Taxi”

I guess fair is fair.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Perfect Pancakes”

At least something is perfect in Russia.

Norway, Norway Post: “Winter Holiday Begins”

From now until 2016, the clowns run our Congress.

Italian Army Into Battle?

Each day it becomes increasingly clear that Libya is becoming a center of chaos and destruction. Frankly, I doubt if there is a single political scientist who could even name the various groups now fighting for power, let alone being able to inform the world as to their goals for the land. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is proposing to send Italian troops to this land which lies as close to Italy as Cuba does to the United States of America. The dispatch of Italian troops to North Africa would be an interesting proposal. The last time Italian soldiers fought in northern Africa the results were not to the best. For example, when the Italian army invaded Egypt in 1941 it had 250,000 men who were opposed by about 50,000 British soldiers. For some reason, the British surrounded this invasion force and destroyed most of it.

I am not claiming the modern Italian army could not hold its own against Muslim terrorists. The initial problem is sorting out which Muslim terrorist is better of worse than the other Muslim terrorists. This is among the modern mysteries of life. Good Luck.

HEADLINES FROM THE WORLD PRESS

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Ranst And Raves”

That is no way to describe another day in the John Boehner Congress.

Norway,Norway Post: “Police OK To Carry Guns”

This is not a story about America, here they are OK to carry machine guns.

Sweden, Local: “Seven Swedish Nuts”

Big deal, we have hundreds of nuts just in our Congress.

South Africa, Mail & Guardian: “I Was A Guinea Pig”

I will give you five oinks!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Noses Can Backfire”

Achoo!!

NOBODY ASKED Me BUT

We offer observations on the human condition from a 24 year old mind trapped in an 84 year old body.

NOBODY ASKED ME BUT

Children should be encouraged to run fast.

The beginning of the end does not have an end.

Tomorrow will always be yesterday.

I am surprised seeing a person eat soup with left hand.

Obama lives in a bubble filled with Chicago voices.

A general seeks men to lead as a general.

These days shrill voices dominate America.

Some wear dark glasses indoor, why?

Some simultaneously gaze at laptop and iPad.

The military mind is only understood by those who have served in the military.

New Style Taliban

It is a common event in human history for violent groups to evolve from their terrorist backgrounds into a more moderate status. In Bakakhshan province in Afghanistan a new style Taliban has become to emerge that is fundamentally different from Taliban groups elsewhere in the country. Many of these Taliban men have now accepted some of the pleasures of modern life. They allow young girls to go to school. They enjoy watching television and dancing to music. They regard beheading enemies to be a violation of the Koran and the meaning of the Muslim religion. Just imagine, members of Taliban dancing and singing. What next, to sing and dance with WOMEN!

This group of Taliban warriors seek to create a viable economy and establish some form of modern government that is not corrupt. Perhaps, these are Taliban who deserve some contact by the Afghan government which might agree to work with them. Perhaps, it is time to establish modern Taliban groups that want to end war and work for peace at the local level. A heck of a lot better than sending in the drones of destruction.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Russia, Moscow Times: “Moscow Welcomes Kim Jong un”

To a basketball game?

France, Connnexion: “Chicken Rules The Roost”

In Congress, Republicans play chicken with our economy.

USA, aol: “Dirty Money Confiscated”

Not in Wall Street!

Norway, Norway Post: “Criminals Deported”

And, not a single one is a wealthy person.

Sweden, Local: “Widen Duties For Dogs”

So, now dogs must guard cats?