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Monday, September 25, 2017

" The NFL, The Hollywood elite, comedians, all dictating politics..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #208)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!

Blog #1961~Kimo's world's #208

Watch Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro's  opening Statement and her show on Trump vs. the NFL that aired 09-23-17!

The NFL, The Hollywood elite, comedians,  all dictating politics
Big news! The NFL is currently in a frenzy loosing
thousands of viewers every week as fans boycott
watching NFL football

 This blog also appeared as an editorial in the Oct 4, 2017 edtion of the Garden Island news;

Why are comedians, actors and sports figures all of the sudden dictating politics? If I wanted to watch politics I would watch MSNBC, CNN,CSPAN, or FOX. When I watch late night talk shows, I want comedy, not
Late night talk show host
Steven Colbert has one punch
line, It's Donald Trump.Half
the country loves him, half the country
hates him.
the hosts personal views on politics, who cares? Just like I don't care about my favorite football player's personal view on politics. That's not what they get paid to do, or why people watch them. One of the many reasons we watch sports and comedy is to get away from the stress of politics, especially during  these modern days of mayhem.

 NFL football has been ruined with politics by both players and now President Trump.

This past week President Trump said, If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues,” Trump tweeted, “he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!”
 I find it baffling to see people up in arms about Trump concerning his remarks about NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem and in the same sentence saying it's the NFL players right to freedom of speech/protest. Like him or not, he's an American with those same rights as the players,President or not. Some people are completely blinded to their own hypocrisy.
Football players need to stick
to football.  I am ashamed this
statement came from a
player on my favorite team, the
Buffalo Bills.

Late night comedians, the Hollywood elite and sports personalities should all stay out of politics. The President in the same essence should concentrate on politics and stay out of football.  I may agree with the president however like the bible say's;
There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
Ecclesiastes 3:1

Watch Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro's  opening Statement and her show on Trump vs. the NFL that aired 09-23-17!

This blog also appeared as an editorial in the Oct 4, 2017 edtion of the Garden Island news;

ABC News reports 54% of Americans say NFL Football Players should stand for the Anthem!
Did you know----The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the NFL League Rule book. It states:
“The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.
“During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition...
...It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
So players get fined for excessive celebrations after a touchdown but Mike Tomlin Head coach of the Pittsburgh  Steelers takes his whole team off the field into the locker room for the national anthem when it's clearly against the rules. Fine every guy on this team!
BTW, one guy stayed behind; Army Vet & Steelers Player Alejandro Villanueva Stands For The Anthem While His Team Cowers In The Locker Room  (check out meme video)
Amen! I need to share this.. I didn't write it.. but it says what our flag truly stands for!You really  want to take a knee?
Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January. If you don't know where that is, just Google it from the sidelines. Hold a musket ball in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There won't be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so just wait your turn.Take your cleats and socks off to get a real experience. Then take a knee.
Then, take one at the beach in Normandy where man after American man stormed the beach, even as the one in front of him was shot to pieces...the very sea stained with American blood. The only blockers most had were the dead bodies in front of them, riddled with bullets from enemy fire.
Take a knee in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam. from Khe San to Saigon...Anywhere will do. Americans died in all those jungles.There was no playbook that told them what was next, but they knew what flag they represented. When they came home, they were protested as well..and spit on for reasons only cowards know.
Take another knee in the blood drenched sands of Fallujah in 110 degree heat..Wear your Kevlar helmet and battle dress...Your number won't be printed on it unless your number is up! You'll need to stay hydrated but there won't be anyone to squirt Gatorade into your mouth. You're on your own.
There's a lot of places to take a knee. Americans have given their lives all over the world. When you use the banner under which they fought as a source for your displeasure, you dishonor the memories of those who bled for the very freedoms you have. That's what the red stripes mean. It represents the blood of those who spilled a sea of it defending your liberty.
While you're on your knee, pray for those that came before you, not on a manicured lawn striped and printed with numbers to announce every inch of ground taken...but on nameless hills and bloodied beaches and sweltering forests and bitter cold mountains...every inch marked by an American life lost serving that flag you protest.
No cheerleaders, no announcers, no coaches, no fans...just American men and women...delivering the real fight against those who chose to harm us...blazing a path so you would have the right to "take a knee."
You haven't an inkling what it took to get you where you are...but your "protest" is duly noted. Not only is it disgraceful to a nation of real heroes, it serves the purpose of pointing to your ingratitude for those who chose to defend you under that banner that will still wave long after your jersey is retired...
If you really feel the need to take a knee, come with me to church on Sunday and we'll both kneel before Almighty God. We'll thank him for preserving this country for as long as He has. We'll beg forgiveness for our ingratitude for all He has provided us. We'll appeal to Him for understanding and wisdom. We'll pray for liberty and justice for all...because He is the one who provides those things.
But there will be no protest. There will only be gratitude for His provision and a plea for His continued grace and mercy on the land of the free and the home of the brave. It goes like this...


Comments from Buffalo Bills  Facebook page; These are the first comments posted, as you can see 99% of them are in favor of standing for the national anthem.
Jack Klenk
Jack Klenk, As a two time Iraq war veteran, I cannot in good conscience leave it on. Listen, you are free to believe in what you want, but I served with good men who have lost their lives standing up for the flag. It is incompatible with my experiences in life and I refuse to play party to it.

Your free to kneel. I'm free to switch channels.
Like · Reply · 182 · 2 hrs

Kevin Frier
Kevin Frier I'm always proud to be a bills fan and an American, and whether you choose to sit or stand for the national anthem, support the president or not, it's entirely up to you, you know why, because this is America, and we have our rights to freedom of speech and expression, wherever your political beliefs lie. Now, let's watch some football.

Bruce Kuntz
Bruce Kuntz, If you can't stand for the national anthem and respect the flag take it off your uniform, after serving 20 years defending this country and flag i find your kneeling to be the ultimate in disrespect I have ever seen, after being a fan for over 50 years I am done today.god bless America!
Like · Reply · 62 · 2 hrs
13 Replies · 10 mins

Ricky Siracusa
Ricky Siracusa Sad day in Buffalo. Can't wait to see the pictures of fans leaving the stadium in droves popping up all over the internet.
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21 Replies · 17 mins
Colleen Smith
Colleen Smith STAND UP!!! What a disgrace you are!! You should be ashamed of yourselves!! You are pathetic and waste of time!! So dissapointed in the buffalo bills!!
Like · Reply · 47 · 2 hrs

14 Replies · 22 mins
Patti Lisiecki
Patti Lisiecki I live by the stadium. TV was on, 2 jets flew overhead, players kneeling....I shut the TV off. Protest on your own time, not mine. That's my opinion.
Like · Reply · 36 · 2 hrs

8 Replies · 19 mins
Daemien Westley
Daemien Westley Goodbye bills and any other team that allows their players to kneel. I support your cause but not your method of protest.
Like · Reply · 32 · 2 hrs
2 Replies · 53 mins

Melissa Lynne Luvison
Melissa Lynne Luvison My boyfriend and I got tickets to take our 6 year old son to his first Bills game at the end of October and we will not be attending. I am heartbroken because I love the Bills but I love my Country and my flag more. I suppose it's their right to kneel but it's my right to not support them or the NFL.
Like · Reply · 28 · 1 hr
3 Replies · 47 mins

Amber Aeris
Amber Aeris Thank you bills for taking a knee with black lives, freedom of speech, and human rights over standing with Trump. This is what America looks like!
Like · Reply · 33 · 2 hrs
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Mike Hayward
Mike Hayward For over 3 decades I stood by the Buffalo bills no matter how well they played or how much they lost but this is the final nail in the coffin. I'm down with the bills and the NFL.
Like · Reply · 20 · 2 hrs

Sandy Bandy
Sandy Bandy The only time one should kneel is TO THANK GOD He gave you the ability to play and to play in AMERICA...Our Flag and Anthem should be a REMINDER of the RESPECT we should have for OUR VETERANS WHO FOUGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM. Politics and views SHOULD STAY OFF THE FIELD. I can't do it at work, neither should the NFL....You kneel, WE WALK....
Like · Reply · 19 · 2 hrs · Edited

Katie Fox
Katie Fox No longer a fan of the NFL. It is simply called RESPECT. And you are suppose to be role models for our youth😡😡
Like · Reply · 20 · 2 hrs
1 Reply · 1 hr
Brian Debeau
Brian Debeau done with the nfl and the bills
Like · Reply · 36 · 2 hrs

14 Replies · 1 hr
Phil Valdez
Phil Valdez I will unlike and unfollow all professional sports pages and I will not watch and give one single penny do athletes who do not recognize the sacrifices made so they could play a Game!!
Like · Reply · 15 · 2 hrs

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Pattie Barber Marra
Pattie Barber Marra Let's see the ratings drop and merchandise sales plummet, see what the owners say then. So disappointed, guess I'll be routing for the Cowboys
Like · Reply · 16 · 2 hrs
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Dave Nacca

Melissa Meyer
Melissa Meyer Repost 

To football players who take a knee : Had to share this one......See More
Like · Reply · 12 · 2 hrs
1 Reply · 56 mins
John Holliday
John Holliday Goodbye Bills. Hope this disrespectful bull ends soon so long term fans can come back. Until then, I guess my Sundays are free.
Like · Reply · 13 · 2 hrs
Mark Clements
Mark Clements Not watching these ungrateful POS disrespect our flag. If your a veteran like myself I would not even step foot into New ERA. Your choice mine I'm done
Like · Reply · 13 · 2 hrs
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Jerry Birge Sr.
Jerry Birge Sr. Just lost all respect for the Bills.Been a fan for40 years.And why all the cameras out there promoting all the jerks.
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Hana Hou, Encore!

President Donald Trump took aim at NFL players who participated
 and are participating in the National Anthem protests, calling them
 “son’s of bitches”. Colin Kaepernick’s mother, Teresa Kaepernick,
 had a few words of her own.

“That makes me a proud bitch!” she said on twitter

More dakinetalk reading on Donald Trump; (Great reading!)
(All Trump related  blogs by James "Kimo" Rosen unless otherwise indicated)
1-Trumped by "The Donald" 'Obama Da Dog' (Special political edition)
2-Trump supporters must come out of the closet! (Kimo's world #118)
3-Trump, the election and the Jewish connection...(Kimo's world #119)
4-Trump-fulling... (Kimo's world #120)
5-A poem about Donald J. Trump...
6- Trumps Failing businesses are his strengths...
7-Extra! Extra! Read All About It!--Trump Hijacks Republican party into Hell
8-Trump and the race for President, a nasty one fueled by the media (Carrie Eckert)
9-Win or Lose, Could Trump Be A Secret Agent For Hillary
10-Raccoon's and Trump~Larry Arruda~(Source)
11-Definition of Trump
12-Hillary and Donald Trump walk into a bakery
13-Kaepernick and Obama, trump this Kool-Aid
14-Hoping one thing will remain after the election
15-Undecided voters
16-Don't be surprised if Mr. Trump is hired
17-Biggest Hail Marry of all time, Obama Da Dog to change name to Ivanka
18-Mazol Tov Mr. Trump!
19-Just Give Trump a Chance
20-Wishing Hillary well and why all the protesting?
21-The election is over (and)Trump is our captain and is on our side..!
22-Trump's Political Chess
23-Who would you rather kiss goodnight, Obama or Ivanka..?
24-Bet you thought I was going to blog about Trump
25-Fake News~It's hard to believe the news these days
26-Heed the words of Michelle Obama
27-Trump era off to shaky start
28-It was a beautiful Inauguration yet I am scared for my country
29-Fasten your seat-belts for the Trump era
30-America's second civil war has begun
31-Immigrant ban and the real definition of civil war
32-TRUMP,The most charismatic man in the world
33-Trump's buyers remorse
34-Never a dull moment with Trump as Potus
35-Trumps vetting good for the dogs, why not the people?
36-I Drank Trump's Kool-Aid
37-Why let politics destroy Friendships
38-EVERYTHING TRUMP, the first 101 days
39-Trump's wall and how it can be financed
40-Where do we draw the line on Political humor?
41-Trump would be wise to resign with dignity
42-I don't care about politics on Memorial day
43-Time to Lower political rhetoric
44-Trump, the man that gave up his billionaire lifestyle to live in a bubble

Monday, September 18, 2017

"50 shades of blame, by Hillary... 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #207)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!

Blog #1960~Kimo's world's #207

50 shades of blame, by Hillary

The dog chewed my homework.

 Every one's got one and they all stink. You know what I am referring too. I won't say the word because I am hoping to get this published in my favorite newspaper, The Garden Island news.

One needs to take responsibility, it doesn't matter, how you lost, you lost. In football your team may have rushed for more yards and even passed for more yards, however if your team had turnovers that led to touchdowns and field goals for the opposing team and you lost it doesn't matter how many yards you had.

This past week Hillary Clinton came out with her new book titled, "What Happened" many are satirizing
 it with names such as, "50 shades of blame," of which I appropriately copied and  named this article.    

If the democratic party ever wants  to win again they need to rid themselves of the Clinton's. I do not think Hillary has a clue.  She is like the guy that doesn't get the hint when the girl makes excuses every time she is asked out she is busy.  Finally the guy eventually realizes the girl is not interested.

Hillary really can't be that dumb? She must realize that after-all she's tried to do and given it her all, it's just time to move on. Unless of course your a Republican, why not welcome her to another election cycle?

  It seems Hillary Clinton cannot move on. Sure it was a tough loss, so was the super bowl 50  loss for the Atlanta Falcons when the New England Patriots had the biggest comeback in Super bowl history. Everything looked all in favor of the Atlanta Falcons. Who ever thought that the Patriots would go on to score 25 straight points and tie the game up with just a minute left, completing the largest Super Bowl comeback ever moving on to win 34-28 in the first ever Super Bowl over time victory.
What happens when your favorite sports team looses, you get mad, upset, you pout for 
5 time Super Bowl champ,
New England Patriots QB
Tom Brady led the biggest
Super bowl comeback in history
last year against the Atlanta Falcons.
an hour, a day or two, everyone has their own amount of mourning but eventually moves on  and realizes there are more games to play  with new players and trades to improve the game and hopefully better your team.

 Hillary continues to blame Former FBI director Jim Comey, the Russians, and even Bernie Sanders. We get it. There's plenty of blame to go around, but when one looses there is one main person to blame, just as in sports, doesn't matter how you lost, you lost, you suck it up and move on, like a man or woman should.

Has it occurred to her, that maybe just maybe the only one to blame is her.  Hillary needs to take a long look in the mirror. 

I was once in trouble and I told the authorities you ruined me, they told me, no Mr. Rosen you ruined yourself. That was something I did not want to hear, but sometimes the truth hurts.

Hillary needs to realize she hurt herself and step aside. Should  the democrats ever want to win another presidential election, Hillary needs to leave peacefully.   

Here is a sampling of some of the book reviews from the media;(Fake News)

“What Happened is not one book, but many. It is a candid and blackly funny account of her mood in the direct aftermath of losing to Donald J. Trump. It is a post-mortem, in which she is both coroner and corpse. It is a feminist manifesto. It is a score-settling jubilee…. It is worth reading.”
—The New York Times

“What Happened is a raw and bracing book, a guide to our political arena.”
—The Washington Post

“The writing in What Happened is engaging — Clinton is charming and even funny at times, without trying to paint herself in too flattering of a light…. Ultimately, the book might be a historical artifact most of all — the chronicling of what, exactly, it was like to run for president as the first woman major-party candidate (and, yes, a Clinton as well). Plenty may disagree with Clinton’s opinions on what went wrong for her, but her story will still be an important part of that history when America looks back on the melee that was the 2016 election.”

 Here is a sampling of reviews from the general public;
This book just not very good Very long and really doesn't have a point other than explaining that Hillary takes no blame for her own presidential loss. It is a sad attempt to explain a poorly ran campaign . I would not recommend this book. Also why won't Amazon allow bad reviews for a not good book ? Why the censorship 🤔

I'm a non-partisan who has actually read this book and have to agree with many of the negative reviews here. This pretty much sums up the book:
1) It was MY turn
2) The campaign was absolutely impeccable..without any flaws whatsoever
3) It was everyone else's fault

It's the same tired list of excuses why Hillary lost. Nothing new that we haven't heard from her and her minions before. It's a very fast read, but a waste of money. Cheaper just to Goggle Hillary Clinton's excuses. She blames everyone but herself.

This is the first book to explain the entire plot on the cover.

What happened to the negative reviews? Looks like Amazon is censoring. I read this book -- a curiosity but lacking true substance and introspection.

I'm going to have to rate this book 1 star every day until Amazon discontinues its deletion of my rating. This book is a deep dive into the mind of a self serving liberal who cannot believe she lost due to her being a terrible person and instead illustrates a fantastical conspiracy full of shadowy Russian agents voodoo and self righteousness.

Obviously a wonderful work of fiction, to market it as fact though is dishonest.

I put a review on this site yesterday. It was a negative review, not nasty, but negative, and I bought the book from Amazon-----it was deleted.

This is a very poorly written book and nothing but a Trump bashing. She lost and needs to come to grips with that. Writing negative books and Amazon deleting negative reviews is not going to get her elected. The whole concept of democracy is evidently lost on Hillary and Amazon-I ran therefore I should win is not how it works. Simply because her last name is Clinton does not give her the right to be president. A lot of people have lost presidential races, you don't see anyone whining in books about it. In this book she has shown she is not mature enough to be president.

To order "What Happened" and read the Amazon reviews of which most are negative go to;

Hana Hou, Encore!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

"Politicians should join together, too..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen (Kimo's world #206)-Special Midweek edition-

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!
Above photo James "Kimo" Rosen
with one of his favorite politicians',
Kaua'i Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.
Hopefully to be the next Governor of Hawaii
should he decide to run!

Blog #1959~Kimo's world's #206
This blog also appeared in the 09-14-17 edition of the Honolulu Staradvertiser
The Staradvertiser has a paywall, therefore I  copied the article below;

Politicians should join together, too

Everyone knows that disasters bring out the best in us humans. 

Hurricane Iniki brought out the Aloha spirit with neighbor helping neighbor, and we hear stories of the likes on mainland America of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and Irma bringing people of all races and religions together. 911 is another great example of unity after destruction came to our great country.

Why can't politics take a lesson from what happens during disasters?
I endorse  Mel Rapozo
 as the next Mayor
for Kauai county.
Mel can bring people
together and do what's
best for Kauai. If you
live on Kauai
please vote for
Mel Rapozo!
  Instead of both major political parties disagreeing, why can't they come together for the benefit of America? Maybe it's time they realize they are the real disaster and come together as the American people come together in their time of disasters.

Enough is enough.

May God help America

Hana Hou, Encore!
911 was devastating to America. Americans pull together
in trying times whether it's natural disasters or criminal disasters like 911.
God bless America!

Monday, September 11, 2017

"Ways to decrease tourism on Kaua'i since flights will increase 42% in 2018..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #205)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!

Blog #1958~Kimo's world's #205

Ways to  decrease tourism on Kaua'i since flights will increase 42% in 2018

We on Kauai are reaching the tipping point as far as visitor arrivals and population are concerned according to TGI's recent headline story stating there will be a 42% plus increase in flights from mainland America to Lihue. This  has many  of us stressed and  up in arms especially us transplants that make believe we are locals, I can only imagine how the actual locals feel.
Slow moving traffic in Kapaa town
known by locals as
"The Kapaa crawl."

Flights to Kauai to increase by 42.6 percent in 2018-Read TGI article-link below:
Imagine 42% more rental cars on the roads along with all the new developments currently under construction. This will not only effect tourism but our basic infrastructure from housing, roads, sewage, and yes even our  mental health.  Many people have told me the waiting time at their doctors offices and  supermarket lines have increased dramatically.

When accidents happen on our island it delays everything, tourists' miss their flights, locals' miss their appointments
and the lone road in and out of our cosmic island can be closed for hours.

If you thought there is a Kapaa crawl now in traffic just wait until 2018 when we have a Kapaa and even an island wide stand still. Oy vey!
When accidents happen
it delays everything on our
island since we  have one
basic road with a growing
tourist and local population.

Visitors can be funny
One visitor from the mainland asked for directions to the bank so they could convert their money to Hawaiian currency.
Another  visitor asks me , Do you drink coconuts as your main source of water?”
and finally one little old lady tells me my English is very good.
However enough is enough...

I have come up with a guaranteed way to take our cosmic Garden island back and get the population back under control so we are no longer overwhelmed with visitors,traffic and over population everywhere we look.

My solution will take some getting used to, but believe me, guaranteed to have our roads less traveled and our parks back so kamaaina and locals can enjoy themselves once again.

 Rule #1,  is to be a dirt-bag to any visitor that asks you a question, for instance,  when they ask, "how do I get to the beach?" Tell them, the only beach here is you, lady.   

 Rule #2,When asked the best place to eat, tell them the porta pottie over there!
Kauai features some of the best
sunrise and sunsets
in the world!

Rule #3, Never have eye contact, always look at the ground or into space while communicating with a visitor. They don't like that.

Rule # 4, When they ask if they can pet your dog? Come back  with, is it OK if I pet your,______________  (use the craziest  word you know!)

You get da drift, soon word will spread that we have no aloha. We must be in on this together. You must be a Jackass, just like me for this to work.This will take some getting used to because this goes against  the grain of human nature.

The  state of Hawaii's answer when I went to a recent meeting about the traffic situation in the Kapaa corridor was to the change the timing on the traffic signals, this is what we pay our legislators and engineers for? Double Oy vey.

My answer may not be pono or have the aloha spirit, but sometimes you need to bite the bullet, OK, whose in?

Hana Hou, Encore!

Monday, September 4, 2017

"Natural disasters and Harvey bring out the best in Humans..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen (Kimo's world #204)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!

Blog #1957~Kimo's world's #204

Natural disasters and Harvey bring out the best in Humans

Hurricane Harvey has reeked havoc on Texas. The  photos are reminiscent of many films I watched in the past of the end of times and the biblical chapter of revelations.


Can anything  positive come from all this devastation? Experts have already begun to offer damage estimates. $125 billion: Texas Gov. Greg Abbot said his state will need federal relief money "far in excess" of that total. Moody’s Analytic's has estimated $97 billion in destruction alone and some $108 billion in total damages counting lost output. With  billions of dollars of damage and over 100,000 homes flooded beyond repair.  Thousands of injuries and yet thankful thus far for only 47 deaths, although 1 death is far too many.

Maybe our country needed a natural disaster of this magnitude to bring Americans together? Since the current administration has taken office there has been an unofficial civil war happening in America.  I hate to say it, all this disaster brings people together, whether they are black, white, brown, Republican, Democrat, Independent, Muslim or Jew. 

Maybe the Lord will be sending  more of these natural disasters until we the people learn to cope with one another in a civil manner once again? Although many will suffer and go through hardship, natural disasters seem to  bring out the best in humans. Maybe this is how we make America great again, politics just doesn't seem to be working?

May God bless the victims of Hurricane Harvey. If you believe in prayer please say a prayer, if not please send positive vibes and energies. Politics aside, whether you like him him or not, President Trump pledged one million of his own money toward Hurricane Harvey relief!  If you can afford to send money please do so. Your local place of worship, a collection bucket at your local Walmart or corner store, a friends Go Fund me page, or if your comfortable with the American Red Cross are all excellent ways to donate! 

Maybe we can make America even Greater than Great again?

Human Toll of Harvey Comes Into View as Waters Recede

Hana Hou, Encore!