Monday, June 24, 2019

Is This The America I Knew?

I have stayed quiet for a long time, but feel I can't do it anymore. I am shocked and disgusted about what happens south of the border.

The American government has separated children of all ages from their biological parents, then incarcerated them under inhumane conditions and ultimately "lost" more than a thousand of them, meaning that the government is unable to re-connect them with their parents.

These "lost" kids have no beds to sleep in, they can't wash themselves with soap and they can't even brush their teeth. The whole thing is a fucking concentration camp. The U.S. government is guilty of crimes against humanity, and must be prosecuted for breaking international law at the International Court of Human Rights.

It is unbelievable that this is happening in the same country which went out of its way to free Europe from the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler.

But reading just the headlines at NEWSWEEK reveals even more shocking facts about a large part of the American population. One third of all Americans would back a nuclear war on North Korea killing 1 Million people. Think about that for a moment.

Has the nation of Abraham Lincoln been entirely dehumanized? What kind of monsters are living as our neighbours next to us?

A woman and her 3 small children have been found killed near the border in Hidalgo County. It took several days before they were found. Who kills a 20-yr. old girl with two infants and a toddler?

Ever since T-Rump has riled up the stupid hordes, some "vigilantes" think they must "help" border patrol agents by by hunting down border crossing central Americans and giving them up to federal agents. In the case of this poor woman they didn't bother handing her and the kids over to the authorities, but rather killed her little family. Most likely, the now-started FBI-investigation won't result in any arrests. But then, one doesn't need to be an investigator to understand what and why this crime has happened. It is all too obvious.

America is off the hinges. Will it ever recover? I have serious doubts that the nation will heal again in any forseeable future. You elected a monster to be president, you have to live with the consequences.

Friday, June 7, 2019

OMG Is It Really Summer?

After 2 rainy and unseasonably cold months, it borders to a wonder that the mercury reaches 70F during day time.
And look...the leaves are out and the lilac is getting ready to bloom.

I have been counting about 15 buds on our rhododendron. Tulips are blooming everywhere but in our garden. We don't have them as they made great food for rabbits. :-(
Bea has produced 40 tomato plants and sold them except the few we want to keep ourselves. A mild wind of the Bay of Fundy made for a wonderful beach walk with Dixie today. And I was taking a rest on a huge tree root which washed up on the beach a few years ago. (Couldn't resist to take a selfie...)

The warm weather has also brought out the first tourists and our vans have already been busy cruising the island.
     Above picture is actually from May 13 when a cruise ship was visiting the island.
Island summer residents have now returned and many islanders have been busy to get the summer homes ready for them. Water has to be turned on, repairs to be made and cleaners have gone through every room to shine up the interior and rid the many homes of the smell of winter.
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Our Whale Rescue Team has gotten their new boat, a 30ft Zodiac with a Twin-engine Outbord, which will enable them to reach every point along the Canadian East Coast within few hours. 
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The team set out rescuing whales from deadly entanglements many years ago and they ran it as volunteers until the Department of Fisheries and Oceans recognized their valuable work and bought them a new bigger boat, a truck and a trailer, plus paying them a suitable wage. 
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Campobello Whale Rescue is the only whale rescue group on the east coast of Canada. In 2017 Co-Founder Joe Howlett was killed after freeing a whale from entanglement. The job is extremely dangerous, but these brave Campobello fishermen have rescued many whales from their certain and painful death.

Already, the first whales have been spotted. They migrate along the east coast to find food in the cold waters of the Bay of Fundy. And when the whales are here it will be summer.