After Christmas humor

How long have you left up your Christmas tree?  

The longest was April.  Yes April.  It was not a fake tree but a live tree or was at one time.  

It was just my son and myself.  He was 12 at the time.  The tree even still had some green left .  Poor tree!  

Why admire Putin

I am sitting in Thailand listening to American music(Eagles) watching people from all over the world listening,  wearing Nike shoes using iPhone on the Internet. Using Google maps and driving cars from USA,  Germany and Japan. Many of the people at this restaurant from Russia.  Not one Russian product nothing from Russia!!! 

This is not against the Russian people, culture, art but against a 3rd rate economy and leadership from putin that has committed war crimes in Syria.  Russia under Putin has not  the freedoms of rest of Europe or has he improved the economy of Russia which is less than one state of 50 in the USA, California! Russian planes under putin have intentionally bombed hospitals in Syria.  Has help destroy Alleppo.  But when it comes to time rebuild Syria, Russia has no money for rebuilding or humanitarian aid. They have only energy which there is a glut on the world and military to destroy  that is it! 

It is not that the rest of the world admire or look up to Putin but how stupid it is, for trump or Americans admire Putin. It is not the USA needs Russian business,  it is quite the reverse.  It is not that Putin has given freedom to the people.  It is not putin that is a great humanitarian.  Quite the opposite! 

PUTIN has become close to China because Russia needs a country as an ally.  It is not that China needs Russia except for Russia energy.  The USA does not need Russia for energy or technology.  

So why does trump admire putin?  

In the night

Poetry, writing, a different world discovered.

I wake up in the middle of the dark night

With nothing to look up on, not a single light

As I scramble through my juggled up thoughts

Out of control, not calling the shots

I reach out and grope

Stretching so hard, all in the name of hope

Of that bit that I missed today

Hoping tonight will be that ray

Showing me the way and lighting the path

Hoping I can finally do the math

Just when I think I got it right

Just as I get ready to take the bite

You materialize out of thin air

Grabbing it all, including my only little share

And I finally give up

Tracking my way back on the map

Leaving you behind

Looking for a place to hide

I no longer want you in my mind

And by the way, I really hate your pride

#kvnpt

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Trust and fake news (lies) 

We hear lot today about trust or lack of it. On social media conspriracy lies,  fake news or what I think should really be called is just lying. 

I hear many people say they don’t trust mainstream media. They don’t trust government.  Very little trust today in anything! I won’t go into all reasons for the lack of trust but why I don’t accept the notion of not trusting everything. 

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.

Ernest Hemingway

I will use news for example. News is how we learn about the world around us. About how a war is going,  health epidemics, politics, business, and much more. How can you be educated or informed to make a decision if you don’t read, listen to others. I will often ask a person when they say they don’t trust the mainstream media I ask where do you get your information or news.  They will tell me often from Facebook.  Really!  

I trust mainstream media news.  There are several well respected responsible news that I rely on based on years of following.  Do they sometimes get a story wrong sure but they always do a retraction.  

I use my brain and make a decision based on my experience. My judgment.  That is wisdom. Do I sometimes question.  Sure! 

But to move away from responsible news to a person or website you know nothing about except they tell you what you want to hear is wrong and will lead to making bad or stupid decisions on ignorance of the facts. 

USA just elected a compulsive liar for president  He can’t tell the truth. Why do I say that because he will lie when there are real tapes, interviews he has done that proves he is a liar. His acceptance speech for his party that lasted just an hour he lied over 70 times according to fact checkers. He has said he viewed a video about a topic. When asked to verify the video or where it could be verified he has said he was mistaken. Lies 

But who is at fault here for electing him! The people that voted for him. The responsible news media pointed out the lies. Crazy fake news (liars)  had stories about the other candidate that could not be proven. I saw many Facebook post that people believed the lies and passed them along.

Ignorance  

 The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Isaac Asimov


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