"The most significant threat to our national security is our debt," Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, August 27, 2010

Monday, March 28, 2022

Worth reading... perhaps ⬇️

 Pls go to... https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2022/population-estimates-counties-decrease.html

We share a few stats from the link above ⬆️

COVID-19 pandemic's impact on births and deaths results in a record number of counties experiencing natural decrease. 


Natural decrease occurs when there are more deaths than births in a population over a given time period.


 “The patterns we’ve observed in domestic migration shifted in 2021,” said Dr. Christine Hartley, assistant division chief for estimates and projections in the Census Bureau’s Population Division.


“Even though over time we’ve seen a higher number of counties with natural decrease and net international migration continuing to decline, in the past year, the contribution of domestic migration counteracted these trends so there were actually more counties growing than losing population," Hartley continued. 


Top 10 Most Populous Counties: July 1, 2021

Rank State County April 1, 2020
 (Estimates Base)
July 1, 2020 July 1, 2021
1 California Los Angeles County 10,014,009 9,989,165 9,829,544
2 Illinois Cook County 5,275,541 5,262,741 5,173,146
3 Texas Harris County 4,731,145 4,732,491 4,728,030
4 Arizona Maricopa County 4,420,568 4,438,342 4,496,588
5 California San Diego County 3,298,634 3,297,252 3,286,069
6 California Orange County 3,186,989 3,184,101 3,167,809
7 Florida Miami-Dade County 2,701,767 2,692,459 2,662,777
8 New York Kings County 2,736,074 2,727,393 2,641,052
9 Texas Dallas County 2,613,539 2,610,957 2,586,050
10CaliforniaRiverside County2,418,1852,422,7642,458,395

Friday, March 18, 2022

Helping the people of Ukraine...

 Here are a few links that may be worthy of investigation in this strange history repeating world of ours...

  •  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/02/27/how-to-help-ukraine/
  •  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna18137
  •  https://time.com/6151353/how-to-help-ukraine-people/
  •  https://amp.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article258918053.html

Here's my $0.02 cents worth... in two (2) words!

Materialism stinks!    

Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country,”  JFKennedy... January 20, 1961

Thursday, March 10, 2022

History repeats… America… others… ignore

Putin and his boys are simply killing… murdering… the people… the citizens… of Russia’s next-door neighbor… Ukraine!  Pls learn about the people… the Ukraine’s… being killed… here:    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine 

Folks, my few words… materialism is H E double L on earth 🌎!  Freedom does not exist without RESPONSIBILITY… it's miA… missin’ in America… today!   Not that long ago… our good women and men… were responsible.   What meaneth that word?  We simply say that it’s doin’ without… volunteerin’… payin’ back debt… and a meetin’ a few other necessities!

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Two women... one fella… share words of reality… necessity (pls copy the links and open a new tab)

Here’s one woman speaking from her heart… her soul… and her awareness of reality… not the silly dreams of Biden et. al.

‘You Waited Until Putin Started Killing Innocent People’: Ukrainian Parliament Member Calls For Help, Says Her Country Is Living A Nightmare

Pls go to:  https://www.dailywire.com/news/you-waited-until-putin-started-killing-innocent-people-ukrainian-parliament-member-calls-for-help-says-her-country-is-living-a-nightmare   Pls read her last two paragraphs… they’re addressed to America…

Pls share this other woman’s words… https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/02/28/world-war-iii-already-there-00012340

And this fella's...  "One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half."   https://www.bbcamerica.com/blogs/50-churchill-quotes--1015192

Monday, March 7, 2022

Folks… let’s help the people of Ukraine


Pls… let’s choose and help the good people of Ukraine… thank you –

Organizations Providing Medical Supplies and Humanitarian Aid

Razom for Ukraine - Razom, which means “together” in Ukrainian, is a volunteer charity organization that was founded in 2014 to support Ukrainians after Russia annexed Crimea.

GlobalGiving Ukraine Relief Fund - GlobalGiving is using all donations to support humanitarian assistance to impacted communities in Ukraine, as well as the surrounding regions where refugees have fled. Donating to the cause will provide basic necessities such as shelter, food, clean water, including health, psychosocial support, access to education and economic assistance and more.

Jewish United Fund: Crisis in Ukraine - Serving all faiths in Chicago, Israel and across the world, JUF is delivering humanitarian aid to 40,000 poor Jewish elderly and families in Ukraine. The organization is prioritizing aid to the nearly 10,000 Holocaust survivors living in Ukraine, many of whom are homebound.

Organizations Helping Children Affected by War

UNICEF - UNICEF mainly supports children and families caught in conflict in Ukraine. The agency provides educational support, psychosocial support, emergency supplies as well as access to safe water. The organization announced it has scaled up its programs following the invasion. Catherine Russell, UNICEF executive director, said the intensifying violence in Ukraine posed immediate threats to the lives and wellbeing of the country’s 7.5 million children.

Save the Children - The London-based organization works to provide life-saving aid to children around the world, including 400,000 children “caught in the crossfire of this adult war” in Ukraine who already required assistance.

Voices of the Children - This nonprofit helps provide psychological and psychosocial support to children in Ukraine affected by the consequences of armed conflict.

Organizations Helping Refugees

International Rescue Committee - The refugee organization works to help evacuate regular families out of conflicted areas – including Ukraine. The IRC said this “full-scale war” will result in a humanitarian catastrophe, leading to deaths of innocent people, destruction of infrastructure and massive displacement.

Local Groups Accepting Donations/Donating Proceeds

Meest-Karpaty - The delivery company, which sends parcels to Ukraine and other countries, said it will be accepting "humanitarian aid packages" Wednesday for shipping to Ukraine.

Full Circle Pilates - Full Circle Pilates started an Amazon wishlist with supplies that the Chicago business says will be sent directly to Ukraine via Meest-Karpaty (above).

Door County Candle Company- Door County Candle Company is selling a candle with the colors of the Ukrainian flag and 100% of the proceeds are going to Razom for Ukrainea Ukrainian 501 (c)(3) organization, according to the company's owner, who is Ukrainian-American.


Saturday, March 5, 2022

The other side of the situation

From several years (June 2015) ago… as the situation rose…



From days (March 2022) ago… as the situation exists…


Friday, March 4, 2022

May I dare raise several questions about...

... putin slaughters kids and their Moms?

·         https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/vladimir-putin-accused-of-war-crimes-as-civilians-children-killed-in-mass-shelling-20220301-p5a0s2.html

·         https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-boris-johnson-says-barbaric-26355505

·         https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17796724/girl-shot-dead-russian-troops-parents-kids-slaughtered/

… while we, me and you, watch… anything wrong with the above?

Over almost 250 years did not our founders/fighters die fighting putin's?   Not watching them kill little ones and theirs?  Is money the answer?  Perhaps, if so, is that why I read…

… Jesus as saying that "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God".  Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_a_needle 

People who died fighting those who kill children and their Moms… have they earned freedom?  Is freedom a price tag that today's America of materialism is unwilling to pay 💰?

What on earth is our… America’s destination?


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Well worth reading, folks

Pls go to:  https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/02/28/world-war-iii-already-there-00012340 

Ms Fiona Hill's words above ️ simply are basic, factual ... fundamental reality.  Here are several borrowed from the above ⬇...

 "Putin tried to warn Trump about this, but I don’t think Trump figured out what he was saying. In one of the last meetings between Putin and Trump when I was there, Putin was making the point that: “Well you know, Donald, we have these hypersonic missiles.” And Trump was saying, “Well, we will get them too.” Putin was saying, “Well, yes, you will get them eventually, but we’ve got them first.” There was a menace in this exchange. Putin was putting us on notice that if push came to shove in some confrontational environment that the nuclear option would be on the table."

 "So if anybody thinks that Putin wouldn’t use something that he’s got that is unusual and cruel, think again. Every time you think, “No, he wouldn’t, would he?” Well, yes, he would. And he wants us to know that, of course."