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Retired. I write about Current Events, Personal Experiences on Medium, on Blogger with several sites, WordPress, Substack and Gumroad.

I am now smart.

I was a draftee into Uncle Sam’s Army of the U.S. It was not the Regular Army. In military speak, it was AUS, not RA.

I spent 1 year 8 months and 22 days aft Ft McClellan AL after my 10 weeks of Basic Training at Ft Leonard Wood Missouri. It had the nickname “The Armpit of the South”. It would snow in the morning and be 80 degrees in the afternoon.


I wrote a letter to three different attorney’s firms requesting they represent me before the Veterans Administration.

For what?

Exposure to Agent…

How about an image on a Northern Minnesota Lake? The mosquitoes are about ready to come for you blood!
How about an image on a Northern Minnesota Lake? The mosquitoes are about ready to come for you blood!
How about an image of Sunset on a Northern Minnesota Lake. The mosquitoes are about ready to come for your blood!

Love in the air

Love story Image: Google Image
Love story Image: Google Image

Leaves in the full splendor of their fall colors. Image Google Images.


The boy ran through the forest, jumping over the large tree roots.

With each step, he had to watch that he didn’t crack his head on an overhanging branch.

The boy was nimble, so he didn’t have a misstep and he made running a fast exercise.

The trail was worn, so that helped him.

Finally, he had to stop to catch his breath. He bent forward at the waist and placed his hands on his knees and spent several minutes gulping air.

He walked…

Awesome accounting of the CROOKS. THEY CAN’T EVEN LIE WELL.

July 15, 2021

Heather Cox Richardson15 hr ago640324

Today Americans began to see the concrete effects of the American Rescue Plan show up in their bank accounts, as the expanded child tax credit goes into effect for one year. Through this program, the Child Tax Credit increased to $3,000 per child aged 6 to 17 and $3,600 per child under 6. All working families will get the full credit if they make up to $150,000 for a couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent. The government sent payments for almost 60 million children on Thursday, totaling $15 billion.

This is…

Roses — The Beautiful, Amazing, Remarkable Queen of Flower

Craig Martineau

Sep 16, 2019 · 8 min read

An open faced red rose with lots of morning dew
An open faced red rose with lots of morning dew

Someone asked me why I’m writing about roses now. It is September and frost is on its way!

Yes, that is true. But the best time of year to plant rose is RIGHT NOW! The roots will have time to ‘Take’. There is not the heat or hot winds to desiccate the tender new shoots.

In fact, Hortico of Canada just resumed shipping to the Midwest and Eastern States. Which is one reason for being ready in the spring? …

Flags Burn but not for a birthday cake Image: Google

Senator Jeff Merkley: (Jul 1): “The right-wing Supreme Court’s attack on voting rights must meet a fierce effort in Congress to pass voting rights legislation. We must fight back!”

“The right-wing majority on the Supreme Court is making it easier to buy elections and harder for people isn’t right and I will continue to fight for the freedom to vote.”

The issues are now well-framed:

1. We can no longer hope the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of all Americans. They are solidly in bed with the wealthy, the corrupt, and those sabotaging our democracy.

2. Please note…

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Stjepan Hauser, Pula, Croatia

Croatian Fishing Boat Google Images
Croatian Fishing Boat Google Images
Croatian fishermen

You Have Another Enemy — Your Supreme Court!

How so?

They let Trump skate — Again!

First, the ordinary citizen. They picked up on Trump’s dictator attitude right away. ( I

must have been sleeping at the time.)

All of a sudden I hear words like white supremacist, dog whistles etc.

I had no idea what was going on. “It can’t be” were my thoughts this is Minnesota mild and I went to school with these people. Where did all this anger come from?

Second, the Republican Party.

The GOP “Good Old People” come from?

As the 4 years wore…

“Did you bring the gunpowder?”


I just listened to Senator Pat Toomey as Jake Tapper interviewed him on CNN.

Now, I am not a numbers guy and I certainly don’t qualify as an economist.

So, I will spill my guts on why Mr. Toomey is wrong when he takes shots at President Biden’s $1.9 trillion proposals to help our citizens through this pandemic and a tanking economy.

Mr. Toomey must have a short memory. If my memory doesn’t fail me, I recall Trumplicans giving already wealthy corporations and citizens $1.5 trillion just about a year ago.

I am pretty…

Craig Martineau

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