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Archive for August, 2013

REHAB: The Uncle Sam Way

Here’s my version of “REHAB” by Amy Winehouse…

wineouseThey’re trying to make US go to Syria, I say, “No, no, no”
Yes, it’s not Iraq, but when we come back you’ll know, know, know
I ain’t got the time but Uncle Sam thinks It’s fine
If he makes us go to Syria, I won’t go, go, go

I’d rather be at home with t’economy
I ain’t got seventy days
‘Cause there’s nothing, there’s nothing you can teach me
I can’t learn from other forays!

Didn’t get a lot in Kuwait
so I think we’d better wait…

Rebels say “Why do you think you’re here?”
Brits say, “I got no idea
If I’m gonna, I’m gonna lose my cred
Let’s find alternatives instead”

He said, “I just think you’re playing cop”
This me, “Yeah baby, and Europe”
Trying to make me go to Syria, I say, “No, no, no”
In Afghanistan, but when I come back you’ll know, know, know

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I don’t ever wanna bomb again
I just, ooh, I just need a coalition
I’m not gonna spend ten weeks
Wasting my ammunition

And it’s not just my pride
It’s just that the economy is fried

Trying to make me go to Syria, I say, “No, no, no”

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Remember Kuwait? The oil rich nation America rushed to save from Iraq?

Read this – part of an article from British newspaper, The Guardian, dated 2008 (around time when US economy started sinking) :

Oil prices have so swollen Kuwait’s national coffers that the petroleum-rich state is to invest $132bn (£66bn) on its ambitious “Silk City” at the head of the Gulf, it emerged yesterday.

The extraordinary scale of the metropolis – a 1,001-metre skyscraper, wildlife reserves, and homes for 700,000 people – is matched by a plan to also build an international rail network linking it to Damascus, Baghdad, Iran and China.

Inspired by Dubai’s spectacular growth, the Madinat al-Hareer, or Silk City, is intended to create a trading future and a diversified economy in a city which would become a crossroads of the Arab world.

“We are not dreamers at all when we talk about investing $132bn,” insisted Sami Alfaraj, president of the Kuwait Center for Strategic Studies and an adviser to the Gulf Cooperation Council, a group of six mostly oil-rich Gulf states.

Indeed – and we rushed to save them…

Like we now want to rush and save Syria.

Can somebody ask Kuwait to save Detroit?

Can somebody ask Kuwait to save Syria?

Photos: Google Images

Damned If We Do SYRIA – Damned If We Don’t!

 painI WANT…I’m trying to say…(pain)

What I mean is, (sigh)

er, I ..

(Oh boy, this is soo hard!)

Hmmph…am, I…er
Ok, ok, I’ll whisper it:

I support John Boehner on this one.

That was rough…

John Boehner:

John Boehner:

I doubt I’ll ever have occasion to say something positive about the Republican House Speaker again!

America should NOT get involved in Syria. (If we wanted to act, we SHOULD HAVE GONE IN LONG before this.) Or at least, WAIT on the intelligence. BE SURE the rebels are NOT conning us to enter that conflict!

We too had a bloody Civil War (1861-1865). Humans were fighting to keep other humans as slaves. For this: 600-thousand soldiers died and much of the South’s infrastructure was destroyed!

The remarkable thing about the U.S. Civil War? Foreign powers DID NOT intervene

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U.S Civil War: 1861-1865. 60,000 people died!

Yes, sometimes the scenes are horrific and can’t bear watching…

But think what you’d see if TV could capture LIVE images of the Civil War.

America: Be prepared for the consequences if you/we go into Syria. There are always consequences – but we tend NOT to expect any! We act … then RE-act to the consequences …

We always expect the victims to accept our air strikes and give us a medal for it!

America please RETIRE – find new cops to police the world! Send our cops to Detroit, instead…

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Wildfires: California 2013

The cost of just those airstrikes can:

Put Detroit BACK on its feet?

Supply personnel and equipment to fight those wildfires in the West that are destroying homes and lives?

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Could buy a dream home for me – and you-and you…?

Could provide scholarships for thousands of American kids?

Could provide healthcare for an entire state for one year – or longer?

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Could fix many of our crumbling roads/bridges?

Yet we’ll NOT hesitate to blow money/resources on air strikes in Syria – an act that may only add fire to the gasoline that is the Middle east – with NO guarantee of a positive outcome. 

That matters little though.sttig

It’s not about prudence, it’s about saber-rattling.

And when it comes to er, sabers…we think we have the biggest of them all. 

We FORGET the King of Sabers, Mr Saber-Toothed Tiger sent herds of mammoths stampeding. But today it is EXTINCT!

Damned If We Do SYRIA – Damned If We Don’t!

I say: DON’T!

Photos: Google Images

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013

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Caribbean Carnival: BOSTON 2013 – Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester 8/24/2013. Yes republicans – immigrants! Now Just because there is nothing like this in Kentucky…

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Carnival is a joyous period of celebration…observed around the world. It usually occurs during the weeks leading up to the Christian celebration of Lent – the 6 weeks before Easter (Forty Days of Lent). Carnival is a giant street party featuring live music, bands, costume parades and people dancing in the street called “Jump Up”.

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Our modern Carnival is thought to be based on ancient festivals: Greek – Bacchanalia and Roman – Saturnalia…which were absorbed by the Catholic Church in Rome and spread around the world through religion…

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In the Caribbean, it was a time for slaves to take to the streets and the costumes, music and characters portrayed are strongly influenced by Africa.

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Most of the islands have Carnival celebrations, (held in February). The oldest/biggest in the English speaking Caribbean are in Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica. Barbados started a similar celebration called Crop Over (referring to the end of their sugar cane harvest) which has since grown. Further south, in Brazil, is the largest and most famous of them all: The Rio Carnival!

There’s also a huge Caribbean carnival in London’s Notting Hill, England!

Quality may not be good enough for full screen because I didn’t use professional-quality equipment…and the sound gets distorted when the trucks pass because the speakers are so powerful and I was too close…but the important thing is: you will get the idea…

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video

Caribbean Carnival: Boston 2013 – Video 

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PS: In the Caribbean we have all races: White, black, Indians and Chinese (from India and Asia who were brought in as plantation workers/slaves), Native Peoples, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese, English…

We are ALL Caribbean. There are no Spanish-West Indian or African Caribbean. JUST Caribbean!!!

See spectacular Notting Hill Carnival courtesy Mail Online – Police dancing too!!!

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