Mr McKrekor returning from a flight and ready to report. The world was suppose to end “Again” on September 23,2017. Lilian said it was a bunch of crap, but I was not taking any chances. It was because there was so much left to do…. just in case…. and I soared like an Eagle to gather all I could for you. I know, I know, Eagle I am not, but things are such that it appears everyone is lying from the very TOP down… guess I can away with it, since I am just a humble Crow.
Storms Irma and Maria ravaged much of the land. Irma Florida and Maria was so stubborn she wiped out Dominica and Puerto Rico. I will tell it to you in order as to not to confuse you. Lilian knows people in the 4-corners of the world, so it was this time. Again she set up a HUB and made calls for people affected by the winds and floods. She made new friendships with the workers at Metro Cell, every day she came to the store to have them help and explain something to her about the new phone they had given her. She did have to pay $14.55 for tax and $10.00 for international calling. A couple of friends reported, per phone, to her as long as they could from Florida. They pointed their phones out of the windows of 3rd and 4th floors of buildings and documented the Shelters they found themselves in.
Nothing came out of Dominica, population 72660, so she don’t know who is living and who died. All she knows she grieves for the families of her friends. She had no contact with private parties on the other islands and only knew what she saw on Television. Puerto Rico friends used their video chats as long as they could and then the country went dark. A FB Friend, Arch, had contact the longest and then she shifted to asking for prayers for the Islands. Lilian posted in English, French and Spanish. As of the 24th of September Maria is still on the move and it will be next month before a report can be filed. For future generation who read this should know the Hurricanes of 2017 was some hardly ever or never seen before, at least as long as records were being kept.
I feel like a Dove or Falcon. Lilian kept asking me to talk to my distant Bird relatives to bring her reports from a bird-eyes view… needless to say I tried to comply to my friend’s wishes. I had really planned to marry my Sweetheart but I was so busy and hectic as the month of September was, would you believe I forgot her name. It is always Sweety and she answers. She is never going to forgive me. And there she is looking so sad. I think it is sad or am I misunderstanding something here….
Remember Lilian’s obsession with the Grand Mound? When she gets like that she is like a Doberman and just won’t give up. Ever noticed when a Doberman Pincher gets hit by a car it is always the head sustaining the injury because they only look forward, frontal, never paying attention to their surroundings. Well, like President Trump would say: Believe me….. and please do it’s Mr. McKregor…. when Lilian gets like that something is going to happen, she knows something, just not what it is and she won’t move on to the next thing until what ever it is she doesn’t know happens. Well, a brush-fire got out of hand at the Grand Mound. Several residents were ordered to evacuate but Lilian’s friend and her husband chose to stay behind to fight the fire and and safe the pets. Isabelle, her cat suffered burned paws. Somehow they saved the house. Six buildings, residential and commercial were lost that day. What upset her friend greatly that this was the result of a planned, controlled burn…. even though it was hot and the County was under a Burn Ban. The burn got out of hand. I am in the same County if I light a fire during a burn ban the fine is $1000. I thought Lilian was pulling my leg BUT there it is. She showed it to me.
I am glad her friend came out OK.
Sweety is pouting, not sure what it is called when a Bird female rolls her eyes at you, but she is really still upset and she wants to share a branch with me. It has not rained in 82 days so where am I suppose to find a worm for her, guess a nibble on Lilian’s Animal Crackers will have to do. Not the healthiest and I don’t like the Idea that some of them are shaped like Owls. That will keep Sweety busy and hopefully happy long enough for me to finish telling you all about my acquired knowledge for September.
The Human population is restless, cars have a mind of their own, now that they have actual brains and everything is out of sorts. Lilian drove to the TV Station on the back roads since her car was always having emotional disturbances LesShwab and Jiffy Lube were unable to diagnose, so I caught a hop. Still tired from my information gathering flight I just came along and as I mentioned Lilian talks to everything including herself. So it was today.
“Autumn has arrived, everything is so colorful. The days are still warm but it gets cold at night, to the point a fire or heater is welcomed. Why are so many Homeless people emerging from the City? Reminds me when as a young girl I was homeless and had to fabricate some shelter out of leaves and branches by the Railroad Tracks. The reason I chose the tracks so I would not get lost, if I followed the tracks I had a sense of direction, in fact animals avoided the tracks for fear to get killed…… What are the people going to do now that it is getting cold. Most Stores no longer allow Homeless… anyone for that matter to use the Facilities. (Bathrooms)
President Trump addressed the United Nations. Lilian watched it and I got to sit on some black roses she bought at the Dollar Tree, she said it was special. Reminded her of an old Lover… go figure, but that is where I sat. She explained to me what is expected when addressing the UN, since 3 of her friends had also addressed the UN at one time or another. As expected it did not go well for the American President, all he accomplished is to escalate an already scary, dangerous situation with the leader of North Korea. The pissing Contest between those two contiues and no one is sure what the final consequences are in the making for the people of several countries as a result of it. President Trump while creating other problems to get people riled up left the coalition dealing with Climate Change…admidst his own country coming apart with Natural Disasters. Washington State is continuing to implement everything that was included in the agreement and Washingtonians are so proud of their Governor Enslee.
The travel ban has been renewed, if you can call it that, Understandably North Korea was added, so was Venezuela with new restrictions. Hawaii has Emergency Tests in case of a nuclear attack since the danger has been so escalated. Imagine the tax money that will cost to fight in court… AGAIN… Wonder if Travel-Ban applies to me, I am black and there is Sweety.. snowwhite, guess mixed couples are being frowned on again.
Mexico is greatly suffering from major Earthquakes, almost looks like a war-map when you look at an Atlas. Like Earth wants to retaliate for Mexico not paying for that WALL, not even willing to “repair it”, as it has been heard to be called lately. So many died there, the people are so relentless. It DOES look like the country was under attack.
Sunflower seeds and Watermelon seeds… Lilian has taken up eating Watermelons daily, someone told her it helps her kidney problem. Good for me I guess been feeding the seeds to Sweety, not sure if that is something for Crows but they say we examine, even steal stuff. It is in our nature. Hope to keep her happy, Sweety that is, for a bit longer. She is really mad because I have not spend any time with her. Unlike Lilian I am not able to run two time-line simustanial.
About seven years ago Lilian befriended a young Afghanistan boy on line. She remembered a TV Show she taped with a friend who profiled different countries, for worthy opponents, he called it, for war. He had worked in that capacity in Russia and was brought to the US after the war. It was really interesting and the Tacoma Newspaper wrote an article about the show. One of the things he talked about was out of all the people he had ever profiled Afghanistanies were the most loyal in the world. The show was taped before we were involved in the conflict in Afghanistan. Because of the conflict people again look different at people from certain countries and Lilian and her young friend were caught up in the change of circumstances. At one point Lilian no longer corresponded with the young man. It saddened her to have, like times before, to restrict her friendship with people from around the world because of politics and conflicts. A few days ago the young man contacted her again reminding her that she was still a friend and to please allow him access to her life again. It was hard to explain that she was worried about the paranoia we have developed since we are under a new Administration. What was hard to explain was that in America we can take pictures with guns but if anyone else does it is sometimes misunderstood. A few hours later he contacted her again telling her he had removed everything that looked like any kind of weapon from his time-line for her to please stay his friend. It is so sad to have to make decisions and hurt people without reason, just because it is fashionable, expected or demanded. What the world needs is peace for all. Want to see an Oxymoron?
There is such controversy as to who should do what so Lilian took the time and researched the subject. What her friend at FIJA… Fully Informed Jury Association… taught her came in very handy. She read the whole case…. Look it up yourself.
319 U.S. 624
West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (No. 591)
Argued: March 11, 1943
Decided: June 14, 1943
Supreme Court: Jackson wrote the majority opinion for the Court, which was split 6-3. Jackson held that making it compulsory to salute the flag and pledge allegiance was a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments and was not able to be justified as a means of achieving patriotism and national unity. Jackson reasoned that saying the pledge of allegiance was speech as it communicated an expression of set ideas. By making this speech a requirement it violated the First Amendment values.
New Century Times
While the country is under attack by Natural Disasters and division created by our Leader another Country held elections. Germany re-elected Angela Merkle and unfortunately a party which has the same outlook as President Trump…. some called it the old Nazi Party regained power. I suppose Humans have to grow wings in order to fly above the pollution of the present Human mind and attitudes. Am I glad I am just a meager Crow.
While there are daily threats of nuclear war…so unnecessary in the big picture of things, it is easy to forget that there are also great things happening. A New Star Trek Series is airing on CBS on Sunday, Ancient Aliens is now airing in Germany and available in other places. The pumpkin harvest is almost at an end, kids are back in school and people are starting to feel generous towards their fellow man. It happens every year.
Global Citizin Festival took place admids the Chaos. Again Hollywood and the Music World united and once again is trying to change the world… actually trying to put it back to where it was BT. There were so many wonderful people all in unison. Some of the old stars were there from around the world. It was like the world had caught it’s footing and regained it’s senses. The old timers from Farm Aid were all preforming their songs and the young people of ALL races were singing along like they had been occupying the planet for Millenniums. It was WONDERFUL! We are the world! We can do this again.
Sweety is out of seeds and finally hopping a bit closer. Maybe she worries about the cat… there, close the door and stay for a spell. What is troubling you, I can see something is not right. Well, Mr McKrekor we have a problem. While you were traveling the country I was busy trying to create a home, Winter is coming after all and it will be a bad one. Like I said I was trying to make a home and I don’t know what happened when the nest was completed look what we ended up with…..
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