Category Archives: Latin 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: “Couple Leaves Its Children”

An unrequited wish when they become teenagers.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Leading Activist Freed From Jail”

I assume he is now free to be active in the Russian campaign in Crimea.

USA, NY Post: “Brother Runs Over Brother At Wedding”

If you saw or heard the bride then that was his wedding gift!

UK, Guardian: “MP Asks Girl If She Likes Being Spanked”

I assume this was to assist in writing a spanking new law.

Sweden, Local: “Kill Cop, Kill Self”

How about, Kill Self and then don’t kill cop?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “24 Secrets To Wealth”

Begin with $24 million.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Light At End Of Tunnel”

In America with a Republican controlled Congress, there is only light for those with wealth.

ZunZero Zeroed Out In Cuba

Shocking surprise in Latin America. We know the CIA and NASA were checking phone calls from the President of Brazil since it is their duty to protect the United States of America against foreign terrorists like the current Brazilian leader. It now turns out the CIA and other American agencies have organized a secret social network in Cuba which is called, Zunzero. At present nearly 50,000 Cubans who possess a cell phone are linked in this social network, which apparently is working to overthrow the government of Cuba. The Cuban government is upset because they never gave permission for the United States to spy in their land. Big deal, we Americans never gave permission for our government to spy in the United States!

Some Cubans enjoy being part of a social network that is not linked with their government although many do not wish to be part of an American spy network in their land. The basic principle of any social network is that others have the right to pester you day and night with their idiotic comments on life. Why are Cubans anything but glad to be pestered by an unknown body, this is what they have been experiencing for over half a century?

Anyway, I am glad the NSA or the CIA is working the Cuba beat, that means less time to pester those of us in the US who want some isolation from the big, bad government. We suggest that Cubans simply dial “S” for spy and yack along with another person.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

Indonesia, Jakarta Post: “Uneasy Ride”

The story of America since Republicans gained control over the House of Representatives.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Pills Plus Booz”

Equals jail plus time.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Campaign Lie Detector”

Why bother with a detector, just allow a Fox News reporter to report.

Russia, Moscow Times: “An Awful Accident”

Vladimir Putin becoming president?

UK, Guardian: “Who Hates The Gym”

Sweden, Local: “Search For Biting Suspect In Brawl”

Ouch!

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Classrooms At Bursting Point”

I’d prefer students bursting out with new ideas!
Stomachs?

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

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

USA, NY Post: “Words To Avoid”

Among Republicans- intelligence, critical thinking, creative thinking.

New Zealand, New Zealand Herald: “Right To Be Racial Bigot”

Take away racial bigots and it takes away things to write about.

Egypt, Al Ahram: “Husband: I Didn’t Murder My Wife”

I just placed her in a nice new grave.

Canada, Toronto Star: “Spot Debris”

Of Rob Ford’s latest drunken episode??

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “Criminals Recruited By Cops”

Are you certain it is not criminals recruit cops?

Czech Republic, Prague Post: “Why We Are Fascinated By MH370?”

Because the choice is our daily blend of violence?

UK, Guardian: “For Lent Give Up Judgment”

Just leave it up to the Big Guy up in the sky!

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

Cultivate people to make yourself blossom.

We feed wealthy people money, and we feed poor people anger.

To know how others think is to know how to think.

My first allegiance is to the poor.

At age 83 I can nod to any older person.

Some prefer the company of fools.

Anger should never result in injustice.

I place hand on thigh to rise these days.

Some never chase a dream.

Sometimes the right turn is the wrong one.

Never forget from whom one comes.

In every end lurks an end.

Some Jews carry Judaism on their nose rather than in their heart.

Long time since I heard, “Jewboy.”

Some peer with curiosity at the page.

I will never fathom the mind of God.

I no longer have any childhood chums.

I so long to hold a child in my arms.

Catholic Bishops Vs Obama

President Barack Obama is engaged in another conflict with bishops in the Catholic Church. However, in this situation, Catholic Bishops represent forces fighting for human rights while the president represents those who oppose human dignity. No, they are not fighting about abortion or use of contraceptives or the rights of Catholic institutions to obey provisions of the healthcare law. The fight has to do with the rights of Catholics who migrated to the United States of America in quest of a decent life for their families. Most are devout Catholics and their priests have joined in the fight to prevent them from being forced to leave families. A Catholic Bishop Conference sent a letter to President Obama. “As parties who witness the human consequences of our broken immigration system, we are deeply troubled by the division caused by current immigration enforcement policies.”

The Bishop urged the president to “take steps within your authority to limit these deportations.” In other words, Barack Obama now has an opportunity to present himself as fighting for the rights of Catholics. This is a no brainer, announce your willingness to be an ally of Catholic Bishops. However, if history offers a clue, he will undoubtedly argue since Republicans oppose reducing deportations and he wants to cooperate with them, let them go back to where they came from. As always, the timid decision is his decision!

So Long Piers Morgan

Confession, I actually have never seen the Piers Morgan show, but I have seen him appear on other programs like Bill Maher so, in all honesty, I can say that I have some knowledge of this import from the United Kingdom. He is departing CNN and returning home. Just another limey who did not make it in the American scene. The cause of his demise is rather clear–RATINGS. The limey just tastes sour to the mouths of red blooded American members of the Tea Party and our beloved National Rifle Association. The NRA does not believe an ENGLISHMAN has any right telling we AMERICANS what to think. After all, we beat them in the Revolution and bid them a fair goodbye. This FOREIGNER thinks he has the right to urge taking away our gun rights! Go back to England and life safely is all I can say.

If you want to live in America, you have to get ready to become a sheriff at high noon. We don’t take to FOREIGNERS telling us “I just want Americans to stay alive.” We are AMERICANS, and we have the right to kill one another-it’s all in the fight for freedom. Go Home. Depart and leave us to our killing ways!

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

To change behavior requires changing mind.

People discuss their personal life but not the personal life of America.

America is trapped in infantile paralysis.

Anger and hatred paralyze the mind.

I dream of what can be, not what cannot.

Some walk with hesitant awkward steps.

Some think with hesitant awkward steps.

To believe, one must have trust in self.

I no longer see soldiers in my daily life.

I wonder why my ancestors left the warmth of Africa.

I wonder if on other planets they encounter different seasons.

We lack gathering places for the elderly.

There are “feel good’ and ‘feel bad’ movies.

Humans are territorial from birth.

We all too often are prisoners of our emotions.

In the end, we are who we are.

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines from the world press along with our comments.

Russia, Moscow Times: “Crimea Soon To Be Russian”

Let’s not rush into this solution.

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “Unemployment Hits Poor Hard”

Wow! I never knew this!

Sweden, Local: “Please Don’t Kill The Kids”

A few knock out pills will do for peace and quiet!

France,Connexion: “Stolen Rembrandt Found”

But, has anyone found Rembrandt?

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “Strawberries Offer Prompts Outrage”

I clearly said: Blueberries!

Guardian, UK: “Ocean Keeps Its Secrets”

Does this mean no airplane debris?

Canada, Toronto Star: “Nudists Scare Kids”

Let’s not cover up this story!

Beware Terror!

There are many ignorant people in the United States of America who actually believe that terrorism is declining. Senator Dianne Feinstein and other congressional leaders who work with American intelligence experts understand the threat of terrorism increases exponentially each day. Why? Because weak minded people refuse to believe that al-Qaeda and other such groups have the United States in a head grip and are squeezing us daily with the power of their weapons of war. According to the US Senator, we have to “understand that our intelligence services are not the bad guys.” Congressman Mike Rogers pointed out attacks on US Intelligence-by Americans! has simply made it easier for terrorists to gain entry into our secrets.

But, these congressmen understand we are losing the war on terrorism. It always fascinates me how “experts” can pinpoint “losing” or “winnng.” I assume there are some criteria to define a loss or gain, but it has never been made clear to this mind. One day when I reach Heaven, God will clarify how one defines victory or defeat. Until that moment, I will accept whatever is told me by “Intellligence.”

The most frequent blunder by American presidents has been to adhere to what “experts” say is reality. Perhaps, the CIA could cite ONE example during the past sixty years in which they actually were correct about the state of the world!