Respectfully, most things started by Trump end up being disasters. The immigrant children the most recent. Soon to come, a tariff war with China.
If the war proceeds as presently described, a disaster for the U.S.
Nine States each exported more than $1 billion worth of tariff eligible goods to China in 2017. Five of the States red politically.
All nine States will take a big time beating.
By some time in 2019 (next year), unemployed will increase to 6 million. In 2020, unemployed will be at 8.6 percent.
If the numbers are correct, the U.S. will be plunged into a recession. The world will soon follow.
My yesterday, a lazy one. I did not feel that great. Did some research for next week’s KONK Life column, watched some TV, and napped. Did not go out last night.
The KONK column will be about sand. Sand, today. As with water, failing supplies. Sand has become gold.
Hard to believe. True, however.
BOB reported that in the 1990’s, a live mine was found floating in the Marquesas. The Marquesas a few miles west of the Keys. The mine was a model MK6 left over from World War II. Three feet in diameter and covered in barnacles.
During World War II, German U-boats were regularly in the waters off the Keys. The U.S. Navy set out 4,328 MK6 mines.
Following the War, 2,316 were accounted for.
BOB wanted to know what happened to the rest.
The mine discovered was live. The remaining 2,000 plus unaccounted for would still be alive, even today. There were no “off” switches after a period of time on mines then as there are today.
Again, BOB curious. What happened to the other 2,000 mines?
BOB also reported a Duval Street robbery. From an adult store. A full sized anatomically correct female blow up doll with a built in vibrator. Obviously, a straight guy.
This blog goes out over at least a dozen sites. One is WordPress. Comments are fiery. My blog provides many with a place to vent.
Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria still discussed. Patrick against several others. The issue concerning help/no help for Puerto Rico to this day. I mentioned months ago Patrick was wrong. He persists in his position. Repeatedly gets knocked down.
Months after Maria and still arguing.
My undergrad school was Manhattan College. The Jasper Jottings blog recently shared a story how some present day Manhattan students did their small part in helping Puerto Rico.
Worthy of sharing with you.
A small group of engineering students and a professor went to Puerto Rico 3/9-3/12. To Colegio De La Salle in Anasco. A La Sallian grade school, kindergarten through 12th grade. With only intermittent power. Without clean water.
The students designed a Water and Solar Power Project. Cheap and easy to construct. The next step, someone has to build it. Puerto Ricans themselves or perhaps the students will return.
The purpose of the story. Puerto Rico still in desperate need of assistance. Even a little help is a lot. Helping hands required to fill in where Trump/the U.S. have failed our fellow citizens.
The confinement/detention centers for the immigrant children receiving continual discussion. One person recently said, “A prison is a prison is a prison, whether we want to call them nice euphemisms…..If people aren’t allowed to leave, then its imprisonment, and so we need to be clear about that.”
My concern about the babies grows with each passing day. Why no photos of them or visits to them? I pray this is not a further tragedy in the making.
A side point of interest. The CEO of the largest private non-profit caring for the children is paid $1.5 million a year.
Dinner with my lesbian wives Donna and Terri tonight at Hurricane Hole. I have not seen the ladies in two weeks. They are packing day and night preparatory to moving by the end of the month.
Enjoy your day!