We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I love books, have no time for the non news that permiates the 'news' papers. I hate the ink smears that you leave from those messy pages.
I kicked the 'ole leasure morning with coffee and paper a while ago when I finally realized that once passed the sports page and electronic toy adds, there was nothing worth reading.
Much rather hang-out with the laptop and with Wi-Fi I can do that on the deck.
Actually the business model for papers is to focus on the local and regional news and forget about the cut and paste national and international nonsence that is mostly driven by the AP and NY Times...oh and they should fire all of their editorial page contributors post haste...barely tolerable before the Internet and totally useless with the Internet.
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONTINUES...
First a question. If you ask an American Indian what tribe he/she belongs to they can tell you immediately. If you aske a Black the same question what is there response?
Continuing on our celebratory mood lets take a look at slavery today and where it still thrives. The slave trade in Africa was officially banned in the early 1880s, but forced labor continues to be practiced in West and Central Africa today. UNICEF estimates that 200,000 children from this region are sold into slavery each year. Many of these children are from Benin and Togo, and are sold into the domestic, agricultural, and sex industries of wealthier, neighboring countries such as Nigeria and Gabon.According to Anti-Slavery International, the world's oldest human rights organization, there are currently over 20 million people in bondage.
So we have IN TODAYS WORLD Blacks selling other BLACKS inot slavery..
It crys out for the question. Where is Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson et.al.? when was the last time either were in any of the countries mentioned above protesting?
Worldwide 20,000,0000 ..... TWENTY MILLION. That in my world is nothing to celebrate, but then I'm not black. Perhaps they do not care that their ancestors are still trading black flesh to blacks?
Anyway. Let's continue the Black History Month Celebration, time is running out.