For years, possibly a decade, I’ve been saying we should all stop buying from Amazon. Why? Today there’s a better reason than ever before. YOUR livelihood.
In the year 2020, the year of covid, the year all small private businesses had to close to keep us all safe, ONLY the giant superstores were allowed to operate. Yes off course Walmart is pronbably the largest however there’s one that has eclipsed them all. Amazon. During 2020 while many lost their jobs, their shops, their ability to earn a living, Amazon broke all records with sales and profits unimaginable. Their employees were not just allowed, but forced to work in environments we were all told would surely give us all covid and half of us would die, so they could keep selling to those of us locked at home. Everything that makes this country what it was, was sacrificed on the altar of Amazon. Now why do you suppose that is?
In the wake of the antifa-like demonstrations to raise awareness of racial discrimination and brutality in various locations around the country by destroying homes and businesses and killing others, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Thursday that the Confederate Monument at Garfield Park will be dismantled. more »
Blackout Tuesday, June 2, 2020. A loose summation from wikipedia: a collective action to protest racism and police brutality, originally organized within the music industry in response to the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. Businesses taking part were encouraged to abstain from releasing music and other business operations.
I can’t emphasize the word STUPID enough! more »
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Updated: Jul 21, 2023 6:42 am
As I begin this post we are in the initial stages of this virus taking off here in the U.S. Never before in my lifetime have I experienced such a thing as this which is causing the country to essentially close in every way. The closest was 9-11, which severely impacted travel in this country, but only by air, and only for a short time. Restaurants, bars, business, all remained open with the exception of that day and areas affected such as New York. It did have the amazing affect of uniting us all. This time however the political divide in this country is far too great for this most insidious and invisible enemy to accomplish that. Worse yet the recommended “social distancing” is keeping those who can unite, apart. This is arguably the biggest threat to this nation we’ve faced in quite some time and people are still unable to lay aside partisan political horse dung. That is an exceptionally sad commentary on this society. more »
No, not the movies or the television series. Not the rye whiskey. Not the various businesses or songs. Not even the most awesome song by Max Webster off the 1978 “Mutiny Up My Sleeve” album.
No, this is possibly best summed up by The Cambridge Dictionary as simply “to say that you agree with something but do nothing to support it”. Yeah, or maybe just “all talk and no action”. Why, you might wonder, is this a topic for a post here? Well it’s one of those life and faith lessons that, when you least expect it, smacks you hard in the face. more »
Pardon this interruption of our typical posts for a rude awakening. I started to send this article link to a few friends and realized I was writing something a bit more.
What is sickening? Human sacrifice in the age of the enlightened, in a nation with supposed protections in place to avert such horrific things. Ah, but people do change their minds don’t they?
It occurred to me the other day, that I haven’t posted in quite a while. Aside from the numerous problems that don’t seem to ever have an end, there’s not a lot to write about. No one wants to read about my issues. We ALL have issues. Some times the sea is smooth like glass. Other times it’s angry and violent. We all are adrift on that same sea, merely in different locations. So with that said… let’s proceed with politics, music, faith…