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Jan 7, 2021 - Boy is it hard to get back on the road again!

We are still here in Corvallis, MT, our home in the midst of a remodel and Bon is trying to tie up loose ends so we can FINALLY pack the car and leave, ha! It looks now like this coming Sunday, the 10th we will head out. How far we get depends on how early we leave and after a quick stop to visit our friend and fellow traveler, Jake, along the way. More to report as the hours tick by. 1-8 Friday Well, today we had to take the car in to our long time mechanic...he’s been Blue’s mechanic since she was ‘born’ in 1990...she was squealing and...

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Jan 6, 2021 - From People for the American Way

“This week’s news has been largely dominated by the Senate runoff races in Georgia and Trump supporters’ terrorism at the U.S. Capitol. But even as news coverage focused on these events, the pandemic continued its dangerous spread through our communities. At Trump’s rally that preceded the assault at the Capitol, his supporters urged the crowd to “turn to the person next to you and give them a hug” – creating a “mass-spreader event.” That same day, the United States experienced its most deadly day of the pandemic so far: More than 3,900...

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Jan 3, 2021 - Here’s hoping 2021 begins with RECOVERY!

Maybe we are beginning to see some rational change: FINALLY! I would eliminate Facebook if I thought there would be no other replacement. This is where governments must step in and regulate the media! Corporations do not self regulate, they seek profits first and foremost and should not be protected or allowed to function as the Supreme Court has ruled under Citizens United! CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE!!! —— Beginning 2021 looks alot like 2020 regardless of what we would like to think: ——— This gal was committing an illegal act. It does not...

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Jan 3, 2021 - Posting more to close an unfortunate chapter...

I hope education can now begin to recover because we realize that ALL our citizens and children are part of our PUBLIC school system. Likewise, healthcare is a PUBLIC venture for ALL our people, not just those who can afford it! https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/26/betsy-devos-education-secretary-trump

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Dec 15, 2020 - The Destruction of Democracy Continues!!!

From People for the American Way: “As has become increasingly apparent, the New York Times reports that Republicans’ strategy in the Georgia runoff elections is clearly focused on smearing Democratic candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock, who is Black. Republicans are making a last-ditch appeal to racism and the “Old South” status quo by using the exact same attacks – in many cases verbatim – that the Right Wing used to attack Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who preached from the same pulpit that Rev. Warnock now occupies as the senior pastor at Dr....

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Dec 10, 2020 - Pessimism and Optimism --- Additional Input on Africa Plus --- See Photo

Climate Crisis IS REAL! —— Black Rock has Billions invested in bringing about a rapid collapse of our environment ——— I look at our Earth as a huge bank. Each human who is born is given a credit card, a debit card, and a share of bank stock. In our lifetimes we can withdraw from the Earth bank via these three modes of relationship in the way we conduct our lives. If we are “fortunate”? enough to be born near an ATM (in a family with certain attributes i.e. access to education, inheritance, proximity to certain natural advantages — lots of...

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Dec 7, 2020 - 2020 Hindsight - Holiday Greetings

We entered the year innocent as a lamb, and exit as loud as a lion! From April onward (after shoveling our way into our driveway upon arriving in Corvallis home), we have been "happily" isolated at the end of our gravel lane with visitors from Missoula and other parts of yonder US Beginning in July our long time building friend & crew of 2 arrived to commence with the house "remodel"...and like all remodels it's more remake and thus more $$$ than expected. But what else is new? Not much...every day is a gift and a wonder. Gift of life and...

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Dec 6, 2020 - Travel Plans for 2021–UPDATE 9-26-20 & 10-11-20 & 12-6-20

Two cruises, one to the N. - Arctic area and second to S. Antarctica...see photos. —- As of 9-26-20 the cruise we had booked for Antarctica has been cancelled! We rebooked the same itinerary for 20 Oct to 11 Nov 2021... ____ The cruise we had booked to go from Rotterdam to Boston from July 10 to 26 in 2021 has been cancelled as well! Bummer! And no alternative cruises which cover the same route are offered until 2022! So we may just do what we can during that time independently...

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Dec 3, 2020 - Talk about criminal behavior!

Not only is he a cult leader, he’s a Crook as well! ——- He’s like a mafia boss shaking down his constituents! ——- It may be opinion but I for one agree that you need to follow the money to see that this is NOT a campaign to show light on fraud! It is a campaign to bilk true believers out of their money for the personal gain of far right extremists! —— And what about when government which is tasked to protect it’s citizens fails to act? And then people die because of their inaction? Is this not also a form of criminal behavior? And now...

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Dec 3, 2020 - COVID-19 Disbelievers

So you think the pandemic is a hoax? _____ My feeling is that in states like Idaho where so many people either don't believe Covid-19 is as bad as it's made out to be or simply think it is a hoax, the health care workers should leave and go where they are needed AND wanted! No one needs to face criticism when they are already overworked and stressed out by something which the criticisers don't care about! LEAVE THEM TO THEIR OWN DEVICES! My issue is not with the disbelievers, let them die for god's sake, that's what many of them believe...

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Nov 16, 2020 - And the Trump Cult goes on....via OANN & Newsmax!

——- Will the cult leader use his power and encourage his followers to drink the cool aid and destroy our country? His ego is large enough to enable this. A bully, poor loser, and pathological liar, incapable of empathy and selfish to the n-th degree! —— Where are we going? —— VOTER SUPPRESSION TRUMP WANTS TO STEAL THE ELECTION BY DISENFRANCHISING THOUSANDS OF BLACK VOTERS The Republican strategy has been on display in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania—all states that Trump won in 2016 but which Biden carried in 2020. BY TARISAI...

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Nov 15, 2020 - Of Consumer Interest...

Perhaps it is time we look at what the pandemic is TEACHING us instead of trying to escape or confront or 'manage' it. I am thinking of what will come once we pass this crisis and move on to the REAL crisis of climate change! We have been trained, actually, brainwashed to become consumers. If I look back on my life, at just about every stage when I chose to make a change or move in another direction, my choice was nearly always due to impacts which caused me to head in a direction of MORE consumption. I decided to get a better paying job,...

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