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An e-mail to my sister

As you probably saw on Facebook, my veteran’s badge arrived today. So this is a thank you email for your effort to apply for and send this to me.
Now of course I have to ask; does this mean that people will start helping me across the road, or perhaps a free ice-cream on a hot summer’s day or perhaps a seat on the bus? Or better yet, DICOUNTS! Ah what fun it is to be a veteran. Makes me feel at least 10 years older.
There must be hundreds of thousands of veterans wandering the streets of Britain. I wonder if it would have been cheaper to give everyone who is not a veteran a badge.
So after all my cynicism, still a big thank you. I shall wear it proudly and tell everyone who asks me what the badge you are wearing is for; I shall tell them stories of El Alamein and bombing raids in the Ruhr Valley in Germany. Not that I was ever there of course, but it should be worth a pint or two – one way or another.AF Veteran Badge Image (5)


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The real emergency is in the Midwest

This is what the USA has come to. I am deeply worried!

THE SHINBONE STAR

A red state farm is under water, but Donald Trump has better things to do.

While Donald Trump spends yet another weekend wasting taxpayer money at Mar-a-Lago, the American Heartland is being swept away by record floods, leaving billions of dollars in destruction and wiping out homes, farms and other businesses.

USA Todayreported that the damage in Iowa and Nebraska alone totals at least $3 billion after flooding overwhelmed levees in the wake of a bomb cyclone storm. At least three people have been killed as a result of the flooding. The costs of damage in other affected states, including Missouri, Kansas, South Dakota, Minnesota and Illinois, has not yet been calculated, according to the report.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds sent a request to Trump on Thursday, seeking an expedited major disaster declaration for 57 counties affected by the flooding. But Trump is apparently too busy feuding with the late Sen…

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Just sayin’

Recently, I have purposely made an effort to stay away from all things Trump, simply because I find everything thing about  him to be stressful. However, yesterday morning I made an exception to watch and listen to  the testimony given my Michael Cohen before the Congressional oversight committee.

Without belaboring what was said etc., I came to the conclusion that we no longer have a two-party system called Democrats (DFL) and Republicans (GOP). Instead we have Democrats and what appears to be The Rabid Junk-yard Dogs (RJD).

The gang -of-four: namely, Meadows, Jordan. Hice and Higgins are disgraceful representatives of our legislature. What an angry, vicious and generally nasty people they are. We deserve better.