President Macron T-bags trump with his BRASSY BALLS!

“In life sometimes the reasons we leave are often the reasons we return…” (Me/2 Jun17)

By now it is no secret that donald trump and his administration has once again turned their back on the people, the climate and the world.  As if trump’ actions during his trip abroad wasn’t humiliating enough to the newest third-world country (in terms of government), the Divided States of America…  In typical trump style, he announced that he and his administration will be pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement.  Should we have expected anything less from him?  You would be even more foolish to expect more from the entity that has taken a country once known as “The leader of the free world” and degraded it to a third-world dictatorship, where democracy has been traded in for dollars.

Now there are other entities within his cabinet that state it is about “saving jobs” for the America.  Only those who are truly blinded by the same ethics and morals that stem from this administration cannot see the truth.  The fact of the matter is…  It is not about saving jobs, it is about making them and their capital cronies MORE money at the expense of the people, the climate and the future of the world.  Does anyone really think that the people in the mid-to-lower tax brackets are going to see ANY benefits from this?  Have they seen ANY benefits come to them as of yet?  How is that new health care bill coming along?

I was inspired by the action of the newly elected, wait…  FAIRLY ELECTED, President Macron!  Not only the way he handled himself during the meeting with trump, but how he has welcomed scientists from the U.S. to work there in order to continue the fight against the threat of climate change and environmental destruction.  In a fewer amount of days, President Macron has outshined trump on every level!  President Macron has shown what it looks like to have a REAL LEADER as president!  I applaud and stand inspired by the pledge of President Macron to “MAKE THE PLANET GREAT AGAIN…”

Viva la France!

 

 

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Final: As in my final thoughts, final blog…

When I looked up todays word, it was as if the universe was trying to subtly whisper something in my ear.  For today, this will be my final blog for “wannareadmymind.”  My intention is to leave my account active, at least for the time being for those who would like to read some of the things that have been rattling around in my headspace over the past months.

I would not be able to close out my final blog without saying a very heartfelt “Thank You” to many of the wonderful writers, I have had the “virtual” pleasure of meeting.  Part of the reason for keeping my account active is to hopefully stay in touch with you from time to time.  “Thank You” to those who chose to follow me!  I never intended on trying to reach astronomical numbers, more so my hope was to reach people who may have shared the idea that anyone and everyone can make a difference…

I wish you all the best in your journey and hoping you find whatever it is that brings you; peace, happiness, vindication or simply a smile…

XO

 

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America: Lost in a MAZE of deception…

The people of America have to keep wondering just how much further their country has to fall before it hits rock bottom.  This free fall can be tied to many embarrassing, dishonest, suspicious, and self-serving acts committed by one donald trump.  The latest act revolves around the firing of the former FBI director, James Comey.  The same James Comey who was lauded by trump for stating that the Clinton e-mail investigation would resume, 11 days before the presidential election.  The same James Comey who was on the receiving end of a blown kiss from trump during a White House conference.  Yes, the same James Comey who was leading an investigation into the ties between trump and Russia.  The reasons for his firing are the same reasons that he earned praise from trump back in October…  Doing his job!

Regardless of the conflicting justifications coming out of the “Orange Office” the fact that firing the lead investigator, who coincidentally just asked for more resources to further the trump-Russia…  Does not paint a picture of innocence.  Nor does it paint a picture that the U.S. operates under the motto of “liberty and justice for all.”  Late night talk show host Trevor Noah had a piece comparing the U.S. corruption with that of third world countries.  When was the last time you heard the U.S. compared to a third world country in any respects?  The “sad” truth is that the comparisons are correct.  Take a look at those countries who are ruled by dictators and line them up with America.  The similarities are disturbing at best.  The people in power protect the rich and wealthy while the poor are forced to struggle just to survive.

In America, citizens have to wonder where will the justice come from?  Unfortunately, there are no “super hero’s” that can take down the villain.  This is not a movie where in the end; “truth, justice and the American way win out.”  For in the simplest of terms, it is the “American way” that brought them there in the first place.

(Please enjoy the EXTREMELY talented… Trevor Noah)

 

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Celebrating the Loss of Healthcare for Millions

Please give this a well deserved read! The people need to know the truth…

A lot from Lydia

It was a day worth celebrating for Republican supporters of the bill repealing healthcare benefits offered in the Affordable Care Act. Their “win,” which if followed by another “win” in the Senate, will result in countless deaths—a reason to celebrate, for them. The wealthiest country in the free world, it would appear, has the greediest politicians.

Our retribution will come on Election Day. The following members of the House of Representatives who voted yes are up for reelection next year:
*Jason Chaffetz rolled in to vote yes to the bill that cuts healthcare coverage for millions of taxpayers, after having had his own elective surgery on a preexisting condition—paid for by tax payers.

The phrase that comes to mind when I think of this attitude toward healthcare is “There but for the grace of God go I.” I live in recognition that others misfortunes could be my own. I understand…

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Flint Philosophy: First we poison you, now we make you homeless…

Yesterday I listened to one of my go to radio stations; CBC radio.  They were running a story on the people of Flint, Michigan.  The neighbors to the south are being put into a bad-to-worse situation.  By now, you are probably aware of the Flint water crisis.  But that may depend on where you live and the type of news media you listen to.  For those not familiar, I will summarize it for you…  The city of Flint Michigan in an attempt to save the city money switched the cities water source, without initially notifying residents.  The new water source turned out to be toxic with dangerous levels of lead and contamination.  Which is a great comparison to the type of people who are responsible for this whole tragedy!

With having water that is unsafe for any practical use, one would think that the city would halt charging the residents of Flint during this period?  Ok, maybe charge them for the use of sewage (actual sewer usage, not their sewage based drinking water), toilet flushing and so forth.  Why should residents continue to pay for something that they cannot use and is a horrific health hazard?  Well the answer is simple…  Money!

ONLY in a place like the United States can you be poisoned by your own city and state, then be charged for the service…  The residents had decided not to pay their water bills, which would seem to make sense.  The rumor was that residents would NOT be charged until the water was deemed safe (But deemed safe by who? The city and state that poisoned them? REALLY!).  Currently, the city of Flint has begun to threaten these same people, the ones that were SECRETLY poisoned by their own city, with tax liens against their homes.  If they do not pay for their POISONED water, they will lose their homes to the city.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  One would hope that the state of Michigan would come to the aid of the cities residents and put a halt to the ludicrous series of events.  Crickets, crickets…   The total number of residents affected is around 8,000+ people.

On top of everything else there is ANOTHER potential (no pun intended) “nail in the coffin” for the poisoned residents of Flint; the potential loss of health care coverage!  Understanding that this will affect millions of people, but my focus is on the Flint residents for my article.  Consider how many people have had their health affected due to the greed and corruption of the city and their former representatives.  Think of how many CHILDREN that will suffer long term effects from the POISONED waters of Flint.  These are the CHILDREN of families already having to decide between paying a past due water bill or their mortgage!  Paying the city for GETTING POISONED!!!  With the latest passing of the Obama-Care repeal…  (But needs Senate approval)  If passed, how many will be able to afford their current and future health coverage?  How many men, women, and CHILDREN will die at the hands of a city, a state and even more disturbing…  Their country!  How can I place blame on the country?  Easy!  By watching the representatives that are elected to SERVE the people who voted for them decide to do nothing…  That goes all the from the lowest city official to the president of the country.  If your reply is; “Government doesn’t work that way…”  My reply to you is; “Then government doesn’t work at all…”

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Here is a link that helps provide more insight to my above article:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/flint-water-crisis-thousands-face-losing-homes-taxes-bills-a7716311.html

None: Quantifies the amount of decency Joe Walsh has…

Whether or not you find the antics of late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel entertaining…  One thing we should all be able to agree on is his take on the importance of health care for those who cannot afford it.  Some may say that he is a millionaire so why should he care?  Maybe, just maybe it is because he is a human being and a father.  Or maybe Jimmy Kimmel is just a person who realizes that he is fortunate to be in the financial position he is in.  Well, it is possible he is just a decent human being.  The same CANNOT be said about one former Republican named Joe Walsh.

This former Illinois senator from January 2011-January 2013 has a history of crude and controversial remarks.  The paragraphs below were taken from his Wikipedia page and gives you an insight into what kind of person he is.

Controversial statements

On June 19, 2014, Walsh was removed from his radio show for using racially charged language. He was on air again the next day. WIND general manager Jeff Reisman commented: “During the segment Joe intended to cite several common racial slurs as examples. He did not in any way use them in a defamatory or derogatory manner, simply as examples. However, AM 560 The Answer did not allow them to go on the air. AM 560 The Answer has a policy of not using certain words on the air that are highly inflammatory and offensive even in the context of a discussion of why those words are offensive. We will continue that policy.”[76][77]

On July 7, 2016, the night of the 2016 shooting of Dallas police officers, Walsh wrote on Twitter, “This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out Black Lives Matter punks. Real America is coming after you.” These comments were interpreted by some as threats.[78][79] After deleting the tweet (by his account it was deleted by Twitter), Walsh wrote later, “I wasn’t calling for violence, against Obama or anyone. Obama’s words and BLM’s deeds have gotten cops killed. Time for us to defend our cops.”[80] The next morning, Walsh stated in an interview with the Chicago Tribune that Twitter suspended his account and deleted the tweet itself: “The pre-condition for me reopening my account was they had to delete that tweet.” He said, “Of course I didn’t mean ‘let’s go kill Obama and Black Lives Matter.’ I was not trying to incite violence against Obama and Black Lives Matter. That’s crazy and stupid and wrong. It would end my career and it’s wrong.”[81]

On October 24, 2016, Walsh wrote on Twitter, “On November 8th, I’m voting for Trump. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket. You in?”[82] When Jake Tapper asked him what he meant, Walsh responded, “It means protesting. Participating in acts of civil disobedience. Doing what it takes to get our country back.”[83] The New York Post wrote that “some took his tweet as a call for violent insurrection.”[84]

On May 2, 2017, Walsh wrote on Twitter, “Sorry Jimmy Kimmel: your sad story doesn’t obligate me or anybody else to pay for somebody else’s health care.”[85] in reference to a 13 minute monologue delivered by late night host Jimmy Kimmel discussing his son’s congenital heart defect and his belief that covering pre-existing conditions is an important part of healthcare in the United States.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Walsh_(Illinois_politician)

It is very well possible that he can be making these statements to simply garner reactions and ratings for his radio shows.  There is also the possibility that he belongs in the same category as Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones or Bill O’Reilly?  In my opinion, he is exactly what the new administration’s followers represent; racism, white privilege and everything else trump.  This is the new America ladies and gentlemen.  While it is not representative of all the U.S. citizens…  This is the type of people and the type of mentality a president such as trump empowers.

I could go on and write numerous negative lines about Joe Walsh.  I prefer to let his own words speak the volumes for me.  You see…  I am not a fan of Jimmy Kimmel, nor his show.  But I am a fan of ANYONE who is willing to recognize the importance of health care for their families.  ANYONE who believes that choices should not have to be made financially when it comes to saving the lives of their children.  Today I have become a Jimmy Kimmel fan.  Not because of his show, but because of his empathy and decency!  Both of which Joe Walsh…  You have NONE of!

PS:  In case you might be wondering?  YES, I will definitely be sending him a link to my blog via twitter…

Joe Walsh tweets about Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘sad story,’ receives major backlash

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Earth Days or End of Days? It is up to YOU and I to decide…

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Around the world, whether people are willing to accept it or not…  It is or will soon be Earth Day.  This is the one day of the year where people can go out and find a reason to enjoy what nature has to offer.  For some, it is just another day, nothing special about it.  They will get into their cars and pull into a drive-through because they feel the need to NOT walk the 50 feet to go inside the fast food place.  Thus leaving a heavy carbon footprint on the atmosphere by polluting the precious air we breathe.  Others?  Maybe they will leave unneeded lights or other electrical energy consumers running as they go about their business elsewhere.  In some other places around the world, families will leave the water running, letting gallons of clean water just flow down the drain.  It is as if, the Earth has an unlimited amount of clean air, clean water and energy.  What people fail to realize is that in some countries around the world, clean air, water and sources of energy are already endangered if not near extinction.

I really wanted to be able to write an article talking about how we can celebrate Earth Day.  In these times, I feel the need to spread awareness of just how fast humans are decimating the Earth of clean air, water and resources.  We are all guilty in one way or another, it is not always intentional.  I truly believe that many of us try to make a difference, some more than others.  The importance of even a small act of preservation outweighs the notion to not be bothered to even try.  While we cannot control what happens in other countries, we can control what happens, to an extent in our surrounding areas.  Simple things such as organized clean-ups, petitioning against businesses who poison the environment, contacting government officials to voice your displeasure with policies…  In the simplest form, we can simply just recycle whenever possible or pick up that piece of litter on the ground and put it in the trash.  There are so many ways to make a difference, if we took the time.  Not even a lot of time!  A minute, hour or an afternoon.  Time is NOT on our side, the longer we take to realize what businesses, our governments and environmental reapers are doing to the ONE place we have to live…  It may be too late!

For those adults, especially ones with young children…  What will you tell them when they ask what happened to all the animals, the plants, our air and water?  When they ask what you did to help prevent the situation THEY are left to face.  The struggle to find clean air to breath and clean water to drink.  Will you tell them the truth?  That YOU are responsible for what the Earth has become, that you were too busy to be bothered at the time.  When people get older, they come to expect their children to possibly look after them and take care of them.  Just as parents are expected to take care of their children when they are young.  Can we say with an honest face that we did our best to take care of our children and their future?  The bottom line will be that ONLY people of wealth will be able to afford the luxuries of clean air and water.  Those will be the children of the same people who deplete the Earth now in the name of greed.  Under the façade of such slogans as “making America great again” just for example.  There was a time when the USA fought against climate change (which is NOT made up or a hoax!), now they have seemed to declare WAR on the planet.  They are not alone, many other countries have been and continue to be planetary-predators.

For this Earth Day I encourage all of you who read this to not only pass this on but…  To go outside and take a walk away from the city.  Try to find someplace that has actual grass, plants and trees.  Look for a pond, river or stream that doesn’t have pollution or some sort of plastic floating in it.  Search for some wildlife; birds, fish and other small creatures, maybe even non-dangerous bigger ones?  Then, before you pick up your phone…  Just take it in, a deep breathe, a splash in the water or feeding some of natures children with some seeds or peanuts.  Once you have done this, go ahead and take a picture, maybe take many, many pictures?  For if we don’t find a way to stop the WAR on the Earth?  Pictures and memories will be all we have left…

“Happy Earth Day…”

 

Here are some articles to look at in honour of Earth Day:

http://www.ibtimes.com/earth-day-2017-quotes-15-inspiring-sayings-about-nature-2528485

http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/earth-day-2017-what-about-10264564

http://time.com/4750019/earth-day-2017-night-light-space/

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/co-sun-emissions-global-warming-a7667401.html

 

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