Interesting blog talk radio show last night. Some topics revealing.
One of the topics involved the Philippine’s new President Rodrigo Duterte. Elected May 1. The Philippine’s Donald Trump.
Duterte decided to eliminate drugs. Immediately upon taking office. Secret forces searched for dealers and users. Yhey were not arrested. Rather, killed on sight. No trial, no nothing.
Duterte has been successful. 1,500 killed so far. 400 for drugs. The rest for various reasons. All killed forthwith.
Duterte has a toilet mouth.
The UN criticized him for the killings. Violated human rights.
The US Ambassador complained also. Duterte called the US ambassador an “annoying, homosexual, son of a bitch.
Re the UN, “If you’re a rude son of a bitch, we’ll just leave you.” My way or the highway.
RE the UN again, “I don’t give a shit about them…..they are the ones interfering.”
Re human rights violations in the US, Especially police/black killings, “The Americans are killing the black people there, shooting them down when they are already on the ground…..if just 2 or 4, it’s still human rights violations.”
Another topic involved 5 year old Ormon Daqneesh. The boy seated on an orange seat in an ambulance, What appeared to be blood splattered on the sie of his face. His eyes sad.
A 2 minute video. Pictures made therefrom. Viral over the internet with over 700,000 viewing.
Some believe the video/pics are phony. Planned. Not blood on the boy’s face. A multitude of other reasons.
It is claimed the photographer has no other videos or pics listed anywhere in the world on the internet. Who is he? The claimed name is Mahmoud Roslan.
Which story is correct? I don’t know. Is the issue being discussed? Yes.
Yesterday was a tough day for me. I did not sleep well the night before. Felt like a zombie all day.
Caused my fine tuning, etc. of last night’s show to take 2 extra hours.
The rainy season is definitely upon Key West. Poured all day yesterday. Intermittently, but extremely heavy. All night also. This morning, too. With lightning and thunder big time.
My fellow senior citizens, recognition of a sort awaits. A helpful one. September is Healthy Aging Month. Exercise, proper eating, etc. Can’t hurt.
Today is screw off day for me. The start of my weekend. Love wednesdays!
History repeating itself today. On this day in 79 AD, Italy’s Vesuvius exploded. The volcanic eruption buried Pompeii. Today, a major volcanic eruption hit central Italy. Many villages destroyed. Look like our Baton Rouge. A strong quake.
Recall several years ago on my first trip to Italy. I was staying at Anna’s apartment in Novara. Third floor. Working in the library. All of sudden, things started moving. Pretty good. I could hear Anna screaming. Between shocks and after shocks, the quake kept up several hours. Fortunately, Novara was on the periphery.
I must admit, I was concerned. I thought the 1,500-year-old building I was staying in was going to collapse. The shock sensations were that bad.
Another day in the life of William Hackley. This day in 1855, his diary mentions “Baby is a little unwell.” Matilda’s boil on a breast broke. Another has developed on her other breast. “I think her milk much affected and disagrees with the baby.”
Not easy to feed a baby back then. Nor easy for a mother to breast feed.
I continue to worry about Baby.
Mosquitoes, Zika, in the news daily. Properly so.
I read something this morning that the French take care of the mosquito problem by opening their windows and placing flower pots of geraniums on the windowsills. Keeps the mosquitoes out.
Geraniums carry an oil with a scent. Citronella. A natural mosquito repellent.
KONK Life hits the stands today. My column this week is Teaching to the Tests Fails. About the education of our young. You will find it revealing.
Enjoy your day!