Originally posted July 2017
Many times I have mentioned that the two happenings which excited/impressed/moved me the most were man walking on the moon and the Berlin Wall coming down.
Today, the anniversary of the first man on the moon. The year 1969. Neil Armstrong: “…..one mall step for man, one giant step for mankind.”
It happens too many times as I get older. Go for a routine physical feeling fine. Walk out concerned.
Every 3-4 years my blood pressure goes out of whack. It is out of whack again. Big time. One of the highest numbers I have recorded.
My ankles a bit swollen, also.
Most people might not be greatly concerned. At 82, I am. Everything concerns me.
Tests next week. Water pills for a few days immediately.
My blood work normal.
Doctor thinks my murmur is louder.
Sad about John McCain. A brain cancer tumor. One of America’s greats. May God help resolve the problem rather than take him.
Trump at it again. His consistency is his inconsistency. Never know what he is going to do. When he does perform, it is generally incorrect.
Three items of concern this week so far. Note it is only thursday.
First, pulling the CIA out of Syria. A major Putin victory. Makes us look less than dependable to the free world. Plus, Trump got nothing from Putin in return.
Second, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity which Trump appointed. Met for the first time yesterday in Washington.
I listened to the Chair and Vice-Chair speak. Two nuts. Both already believe there were major problems in 2016.
Finally, Trump’s words last night re Sessions, the Justice Department and Mueller. Trump fears the police arm of our government. He should if he has something to fear. Which I believe he does.
He wants to get rid of Sessions and the Acting Attorney General. Also Mueller, if Mueller gets into his and his family’s finances. On top of which he wants the FBI to answer directly to the President.
Anna, my Anna. She is presently in Athens. Always in a place where excitement is going to occur.
She e-mailed me yesterday. The media carried the story, also.
Ermou Street in Athens is one of its finest shopping areas. Like our Fifth Avenue. I walked down it twice every day. To Playka and back.
I wrote about Ermou several years ago. The streets full of beggars. Like I had never seen before. Makes our homeless look good.
So you can understand. Every day there was a man with no arms and legs. Face badly scarred. Hair burned never to grow again. Blind.
Propped up on a curb. His hands out searching for contributions.
Anarchists ran Ermou Street monday. Breaking windows, destroying the inside of shops. Throwing chemicals about. Sixty stores involved.
They were protesting on behalf of a 29 year old woman whose appeal of her terrorist conviction had failed.
The police did not interfere. When asked why, they said they did not have instructions to do so.
I can understand. As I wrote many times several years ago, the Greek Nazi Party is influential with the police. Half the members of the Nazi Party are police officers. The Golden Dawn (the actual name of the Greek Nazi Party) are a law unto themselves.
I wrote I had a sense of fear every time I saw them. Young Aryans. Blond. Great bodies. Wear black shirts, ties and pants. Swastika look a likes as armbands. The Hitler salute.
The Jew of Hitler’s days is the immigrant of today. They blame immigrants for everything.
I saw what I assumed was an immigrant being violently beaten by them one day. Just off Ermou street. Two police officers were nearby. They turned and walked away.
Hemingway Days today. At 6:30, the preliminary round of the Hemingway Look-Alike contest. Sloppy Joe’s
Big day in Key West history. On this day in 1985, Mel Fisher discovered the mother lode of the Spanish galleon Atocha. After 15 years of searching and struggling. $400 million in gold, jewels, and other artifacts.
Enjoy your day!