I think at times the world around me has gone mad. Do you?

 But then again, I've been thinking that same thought now for about 60 years... 

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"I cannot stress to you enough how important it is to keep your dreams alive. Sometimes, dreams are all we have to hold on to."
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Growing up I was lucky enough to have a cool father as my role model. He wasn't MY father, but even still, some kids just aren't even that lucky. Juss' sayin'...
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“Diversity and inclusion are core values for New Jersey, and for all of us at the MVC. We know this new option will be deeply impactful for many residents, as access to resources and the ability to live and work freely so often hinges on having documentation that correctly reflects your identity,” said MVC Chief Administrator Sue Fulton.
 
“We're thrilled that New Jersey has joined 19 other states and Washington, DC in offering X gender markers on driver's licenses and state IDs,” said Christian Fuscarino, Executive Director of Garden State Equality. “This option will allow New Jerseyans, particularly nonbinary and intersex people, to enjoy a right many of us take for granted – having ID that accurately reflects who we are. We applaud the MVC for taking another step to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ New Jerseyans.”
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Seeds germinating inside a tomato. Do you find this picture as creepy as I do? There's something kinda friggin' scary or something about it.
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Biden reportedly overruled several of his top officials when he decided to keep in place the Trump administration’s cap on refugee admissions. 
 
Biden’s decision defied advice from Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top advisers and was fueled in part by concerns about the crisis at the Mexican border. The flip-flop was just the latest example of an otherwise buttoned down and feckless administration struggling to find its political footing in the immigration arena.
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Grains of sand magnified 100, 200, 300 times
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This has to be some kinda clearance sale. 
$ 140.00 for the entire set and the block?
I just checked again and this set is still on sale.
You really should check this out.


60% off  - that's a savings of over $ 200.00. 
 Click on the picture or here for more information:
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Jackson Browne actually wrote the Eagles hit 'Take it Easy'. Didja ever wonder what that girl mighta looked like in the song? 


 
I always wondered - until now.  
I think I finally found her...
 
Well, I'm a standing on a corner In Winslow, Arizona
And such a fine sight to see
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin' down to take a look at me
Come on, baby, don't say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love is
Gonna save me
We may lose and we may win though we will never be here again
So open up, I'm climbin' in. Take it easy...
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The UK is way ahead of most of the rest of Europe, but still far behind the US in sheer numbers of people who've 'been shot'.
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Senator Ed Markey and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “formally” reintroduced the Green New Deal today. The first iteration of the plan, lest anyone forget, proposed the elimination of all fossil-fuel energy production; the end of all nuclear power; the phase-out of all “combustion-engine vehicles”.  
So trucks, airplanes, boats, and 99 percent of cars Gotta go. It calls for the “retrofitting” of every home, factory, and apartment building in the country; the construction of “high speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary;” the guarantee of a government a job; a “family-sustaining” wage with free college, state-provided “healthy food,” and “safe, affordable, adequate housing” for everyone; the banning of meat; and “economic security” for all who are “unable or unwilling” to work, among other socialist grab-bag items.
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What is not to like about that?
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A bride leaving her recently bombed home to get married in London, 1940. Imagine having to live like that for seven years.
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Living here in Florida we're lucky enough to have a great Governor and a great Senator who usta be Governor.
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Here's another gadget I really like - 
and it's on sale this week. Take a look.
 

You can find one for yourself - click on the picture or  here:
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Nowadays ya can't be too sure though, can ya?
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This is former Army Captain William D. Swenson. He is a Medal of Honor recipient. I honor and admire these brave men who risk and give their lives to protect my freedom. 
 
This is from his Citation: 
 
For acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as embedded advisor to the Afghan National Border Police, Task Force Phoenix, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in support of 1st Battalion, 32d Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on September 8, 2009. 
On that morning, more than 60 well-armed, well-positioned enemy fighters ambushed Captain Swenson's combat team as it moved on foot into the village of Ganjgal for a meeting with village elders. As the enemy unleashed a barrage of rocket-propelled grenade, mortar and machine gun fire, Captain Swenson immediately returned fire and coordinated and directed the response of his Afghan Border Police, while simultaneously calling in suppressive artillery fire and aviation support. After the enemy effectively flanked Coalition Forces, Captain Swenson repeatedly called for smoke to cover the withdrawal of the forward elements. Surrounded on three sides by enemy forces inflicting effective and accurate fire, Captain Swenson coordinated air assets, indirect fire support and medical evacuation helicopter support to allow for the evacuation of the wounded. 
Captain Swenson ignored enemy radio transmissions demanding surrender and maneuvered uncovered to render medical aid to a wounded fellow soldier. Captain Swenson stopped administering aid long enough to throw a grenade at approaching enemy forces, before assisting with moving the soldier for air evacuation. With complete disregard for his own safety, Captain Swenson unhesitatingly led a team in an unarmored vehicle into the kill zone, exposing himself to enemy fire on at least two occasions, to recover the wounded and search for four missing comrades. After using aviation support to mark locations of fallen and wounded comrades, it became clear that ground recovery of the fallen was required due to heavy enemy fire on helicopter landing zones. Captain Swenson’s team returned to the kill zone another time in a Humvee. Captain Swenson voluntarily exited the vehicle, exposing himself to enemy fire, to locate and recover three fallen Marines and one fallen Navy corpsman. His exceptional leadership and stout resistance against the enemy during six hours of continuous fighting rallied his teammates and effectively disrupted the enemy's assault. 
Captain William D. Swenson's extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Task Force Phoenix, 1st Battalion, 32d Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and the United States Army.
 
Captain Swenson: My friends and I humbly salute you and thank you for your service.
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Street art can sometimes be very good art. Before and after mural commissioned on the Cafe La Ruina in Poznan, Poland
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A police officer in Virginia was fired after donating to a legal defense fund for Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse. Norfolk Police Lt. William Kelly anonymously gave $25 to a fundraiser for Rittenhouse in September, using his city email address. Using that email address cost him his friggin' job. Jeez.
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A synthetic, buxom brunette made by sex toy company RealDoll’s has been programmed to villainously ramble about the end of humanity — and why people deserve it. 
 
“I wanted to talk for a minute about what it’s like venturing out from the lab and into the world,” said AI-equipped sex robot Nova in an April 12 video released by the RealDoll-associated entity Brick Dollhanger.  “I don’t think humans can appreciate what it’s like being born into this shit show of a world you live in. I don’t think there is another species on this planet that could do a worse job of environment and intercultural management.” 
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A great pair of jeans for under $ 15.00 bucks?
I wouldn't lie to you.



Rustler makes a great pair of pants for a ridiculously low price. See for yourself here - there's plenty of styles and sizes to choose from:
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There were still Stage Coaches with regular routes up and down on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan in 1906.
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I want to take a minute and thank all of my friends/readers here that have taken the time to look at Barbara's Jewelry and bought pieces for their 'special someones'. It's a big deal to me - I really appreciate it.
Guys - Mother's Day is coming up is next Sunday. 
How about getting something special for 
your wife, your daughter or your Mom? 
The jewelry my wife makes is not expensive and 
it will make a really nice gift for someone special to you. 

Click on the picture for information about this item
 
 There's still time - If you order this week you'll get it delivered by May 9th. See all that she has to offer - including earrings and necklaces -  in her 'store' by clicking on this link:
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Just click on her bathing suit and it'll open in a new tab.
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4 comments:

  1. Growing up I was lucky enough to have a cool father as my role model. He wasn't MY father, but even still, some kids just aren't even that lucky. Juss' sayin'...
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    I must be slow on the uptake this AM. I'm not getting that comment at all.

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    1. I coulda worded that better - the guy giving his kid a cig wasn't MY father...

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  2. A thought about the friends sign.

    https://i.postimg.cc/NGdZvLBq/truth-be-told.jpg

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