Category: Opinion

The Conundrum of Immigration – – Making the Gears Work Smoothly – – No Easy Fix!

Conundrum: A problem admitting to no satisfactory solution (Def. #2, Amer. Heritage Dictionary- 1969). America —Europe—Africa—Asia—Worldwide: We’ve all got a big Problem! It’s called IMMIGRATION. It’s affecting World social systems—- it’s causing BREXIT in Britain and in the USA— It’s exacerbating America’s TRIBALISM It’s…

2018 Tax Forms a Big Paper Waster

Just finished doing myown 2018 taxes.  Smaller 1040? Hardley!Printing off on your own computer now find It’s got the designated 1040 looking shorter and smaller, but it still takes up two pages so no paper saved there.  Iven though the bottom of Form1040  says:…

Growing Alstroemeria Seeds – Flowers?

Does it take a green thumb to grow Alstoemeria? Not to get the plants – The real question is, when do you get the flowers? These are great flowers! found all over South America, I took this photo in 1980 in the Chilean Desert…

Constitutional Crisis: Where is the Outrage Congress? Time to Pick Up the Ball on an Obstructionist Wall!

I don’t like to blog a lot on politics, but it is time for Americans to write to our Congressional Leaders and get them to stand up to a Presidential Constitutional Bully! Our one-note Charlie President in saying repeatedly, “Build Me a Wall!” Congress…

Federal Payment Warrants! A Solution and Stimulus to Get Government Moving!

There is an easy solution to the government crisis caused by the continual Political Squabbling between the President and Congress. It is called Government Payment Warrants, explained below. Because of rediculous political gridlock, funding for the Federal Government has been stopped for  thousands of…

Open Letter to the President: The Generation That Failed to Act?

Dear Mr. President,                                                                26 December 2018 Sir, on this day nearing the end of the holiest month of the year for followers of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Wicca, Pagan, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, and Buddhism, to name a few of the world’s great religions,  I would like…

“Fear” by Bob Woodward a Book Review

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward My rating: 5 of 5 stars Bob Woodward has done an amazing job of filling in the blanks of the news stories we have all heard in the past 18 months. As a book of…

Thomas Ingoldsby and Thomas Jefferson Signatures?

Here’s your’s truly doing a bit of a mystery search today. It starts when I pick up on old book formerly owned by Thomas Littlehales, lately of Forest Grove Oregon (passed away circa 1945) my great grandfather on my mother’s side.  He owned two…

Defense against Anti-Terrorism: Rules for Making Plastic Guns

Dear Readers                                                                                                     29 July, 2018 Today I wrote to our President, Sen. Ron Wyden, Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Jeff Merkley, and Rep. Greg Walden on the subject of printable plastic guns and international terrorism. Below is the gist of my writing. We know…

True Heroes of our own time: The Rescuers in Thailand

.   My praise and prayers go out to the teams of Rescue operators in Thailand as they seek to pull all of the lost soccer boys and their coach from two weeks of entrapment in a water filled cave. Recent News: Rescue underway in…

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