Posted by: Bruce | November 10, 2016

Donald Trumps the sceptics – I wonder?

Well, not 24 hours after winning the American Presidency, demonstrations outside the Chicago Trump Tower have been held, protesting his win.

The doom and gloom for Trump’s success was/is hard to ignore with a reference I spotted even predicting WW3.

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Yet, the majority of American voters placed him in the White House and voting is not compulsory in the U.S.A. Isn’t that what their country is about?

It will be interesting to see how it goes. Can a U.S. President be given the boot if he/she proves themselves not up to the job? Their constitution should have it covered I guess.

At least Russia’s President Putin will be happy. Apparently he thinks Mr Trump is okay, though I’m not convinced this is a good thing as I’m not a fan of Mr Putin.

President Obama (a good guy I reckon) appears to have seen the writing on the wall and uttered words of comfort for post election results. He assured voters that ‘the sun will rise in the morning’ and America will continue to be the ‘greatest nation on earth’. I think I get his meaning although it’s a claim to fame laced with perhaps, unintended arrogance. Check the video link below.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3919186/Did-Obama-know-game-Outgoing-President-used-election-night-speech-tell-Americans-No-matter-happens-sun-rise-morning.html

Here’s a thought or two, another point of view;

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/rendezview/trumpism-is-not-a-passing-fad-ignore-the-forgotten-men-and-women-at-your-peril/news-story/70d31a7649b0f30be7724129696bf23f

Word for today;     Democracy – U.S.A. Presidential election 2016

More to come;    same blog time, same blog channel

 

Posted by: Bruce | October 30, 2016

Good Morning Starshine – Oliver

This song rolled through my head this a.m.

1969, a year to remember.

 

Word for today;     Hippies – peace and love, baby

More to come;     same blog time, same blog channel

Posted by: Bruce | October 24, 2016

Wangi Centenary Festival 2016 – photos

Sunday Oct 23, 2016 presented clouds, blue sky and cool wind following a worrying wet and windy Saturday.

On the foreshore near Wangi Wangi RSL was where the main action hovered. Wangi Wangi public school drew a pretty good crowd. I’m not sure whether the event was a stand alone for the school or part of the Centenary Celebrations, but a small percentage of the takings would have been okay.

I didn’t get to sample the music from the picnic shelter but Todd Sergeant from 2NURfm sat in the chilly wind at the other end of the shelter, doing his thing. I said hullo and it was good to put a face to his voice that I’ve heard more than once.

A few photos seemed the order of the day. A click on any pic will quickly present larger, low resolution images (low data use) that are easier on the eye

Words for today:           Wangi Centenary Celebrations

More to come:     same blog time, same blog channel

Posted by: Bruce | September 18, 2016

The wonders of me – Hello, This Is Joannie.

She had car keys in hand, was clearly distressed and about to drive away. Luckily a friend distracted her from driving.

The next day, on a short drive, I spotted four people on their mobiles while driving. Two were ‘P’ Platers, two were not.

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And so I wonder…..

How can stressed out drivers become unstressed enough to drive?

How much was the mobile phone, what cost is the fine and loss of licence (especially for ‘P’ Platers), what cost for hitting someone or something? What call or text is worth risking all?

For around $200 smackeroos installed, your can go the whole hog and get a unit with Radio, CD, MP3, Charging and BlueTooth features, microphone etc and have legal, hands free talking, auto answer or voice call, depending on your phone. Your mobile convenience can be more complete, safely and legally.

I know they work. As a world famous blogger with a zillion hits a year, I am sometimes barraged with up to one call a month. The unit in my old car answers automatically and I can chat, be praised or abused as the case may be.

New cars have this stuff available as fairly standard I think.

A day after the ‘four talkers’, I stumbled across this video on YouTube. Although the song is not based on a true story, it easily could be and almost certainly has happened. With little imagination it can be applied to those that talk and text, especially text, when driving (very uncool).

I should mention though, if you do listen to the song, it might be tough to get it out of your head. Maybe that’s a good thing.

(Original video changed to being YouTube viewing only; this has lyrics, no images.)

Words for today;  Russian Roulettetexting and driving (stay away from me)

More to come;      Same blog time, same blog channel

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