Letter to America – Congresswoman Giffords

1 12 2011

The Honourable Representative Gabrielle Giffords, BA, Masters Cornell U.

Dear Congresswoman Giffords!

I caught a nice picture of you with US Navy captain and astronaut Mark Kelly, DFC. You both look so great!

I feel qualified to contact you, a busy congresswoman, because I was honoured by the ‘Extraordinary Capacity’ visa, limited to 300 or so folk worldwide, and whose research was judged able to help lift the nation, in some fundamental way.

You are clearly looking forward to a long and illustrious career on Capitol Hill. As a person with a great many American friends, and a true friend of the USA, may I take this moment to just present some thinking to you, for a safer America.

It is not ideal, but it does appear that for the great mass of Americans, they do indeed wish to confidently keep firearms. However, they are cannot be confident when the US Supreme Court splits 5-4 on this.

Might I then suggest a fresh route: another constitutional amendment. One which finally – and clearly – would guarantee the right of Americans to bear arms.
That should satisfy completely one side of the debate.

I have a unique perspective here, because when young I walked across the USA, alone and without money, and from Tierra del Fuego. {Gabby, I was lucky enough to get the record!} Therefore, I know the hopes and fears of the many thousands of fine folk in the Great Democracy.

For them, gun ownership was never a problem, as stated over many a breakfast table. What decidedly was, however, was the fear of people travelling on the road who might (or not) have a weapon, legal (or not).

This strongly suggests that licensing, issued and checked appropriately by a relevant agency, as a necessary requirement, and a campaign running parallel to the constitutional amendment process.
Any person moving out and beyond their property, with a weapon, can be stopped by an officer of the law, at any time. There should be no legal hindrance of the police officers right to search anyone they suspect. They could demand to see such a travelling license for any weapon.
That should satisfy the other side of the debate, should it not?

Worth a thought then most honoured American leader!

Warm wishes,

PS USA — best miracle medicine in the whole, wide world.
Bravo America!!





Life …

1 12 2011

There is surely more human tragedy down any street than we can ever cope with; so we don’t take it in.
History and life are largely ‘airbrushed’ versions of reality. Is this not some sort of protection, a step back from horror? For example, such as the tomb of the unknown soldier, or how about the stomach churning way we get meat?
A comfortable airbrushing wash across perfectly white paper is but a comfortable delusion.





Life

1 12 2011

I see Life as a passing sparkle. Just look at those small children!! Love is a high manifestation, a sparkling state of colours!!





Is Corruption Everywhere?

1 12 2011

Why is corruption so constant, so widespread? Is it perhaps the Darwinian make-up of Humanity in general? Sort of getting an edge. Whatever we think we can get away, might be one of the bigger limiting factors.





Where Does All the Money GO?

21 10 2011

“America is positioned, to do as well in the 21st century, as we did in the 20th; IF we take some tough decisions. If we make a concerted effort to reform our schools. {The president offers this alone as his one example what reform looks like} Put more resources (money) in our schools. {He gives a reason why} So that our kids can learn. {Until then, when more cash is lobbed in, then kids cannot learn, nor have ever done so in history. Really??} If we don’t then our kids are going to be inheriting an America that is not as strong as it has been, and their opportunities are going to be more constrained.” [Talking to Jake Tapper of ABC Nightline – Oct 18, 2011]





So, did Steve Jobs recommend taking drugs?

13 10 2011

He suggested that Bill Gates would “be a broader guy if he’d dropped acid once.”

And marijuana is a famous medicine to help control nausea and pain after an operation, etc. So why’s a medical issue treated as criminal?
The so called War on Drugs has cost billions, and taken countless lives; ruined millions of young people in prisons full to bursting and destabilized whole nations. Result: illegal drug use is now a normal part of the urban landscape.

ANSWER
If you want to stop this veracious and deadly nonsense, All drug gang killers and blackmailers et al could be defanged in a single afternoon, and you don’t even need to legalize the stuff. Just give addicts their dope free at any medical centre, but it must be consumed on the premises.





What a Tenacious Thing is Hatred

5 10 2011

I have seen some television from WGBH Boston. It was on US civil rights history. Edgar Hoover, founder of the FBI, maintained what was called a “pathological hatred”, along with countless other Americans. This was not withstanding that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had won the Nobel Peace Prize at the age 34. Did they not read just about everything he ever said?

Nothing it seems made a jot of difference. Nothing could get through their collective skull that this was a good man. And this helped create at atmosphere whereby an escaped prisoner was ‘inspired’ to shoot him, and from a toilet window. The killer had simply bought an assassin’s rifle with a handy telescopic sight that showed Dr. King’s head at 7 x normal size.

Where are all these racists today? Do they ever admit that they were wrong to the point of being evil? That was some mistake, after all. Should people not be responsible for their thinking, especially when it created such a lethal atmosphere?





The Nawab of Pataudi

5 10 2011

I was saddened to learn of the passing on of the The Nawab of Pataudi. An astonishing sporting hero and long time captain of the Indian cricket team. The Nawab faced the faster bowlers in the world (back in the 60s it was the West Indies) BUT he only had one good eye! It seems he saw two balls, but would choose to hit “the inside one.”





Porter to President

5 10 2011

One of the porters waiting at London’s Victoria Station, name of Michael Sata, has just been elected president of Zambia.





Potemkin

30 09 2011

My sojourn on Planet Earth as a (hapless) human has certainly been interesting. However, it is that our beautiful blue water planet is ALONE in the known Universe that concerns me. But nothing much is done! So, our planetary resource called NATURE now speeds toward breaking point. And the many solutions — all totally ignored by the entrenched powers that be. I call it all Potemkin:-

Whereby OFFICE PROCEDURE ALONE, PETTY & OTHERWISE, rapidly OVERTAKES any ‘MISSION’ or TRUE PURPOSE.

{POTEMKIN is named for Russian Prince Potemkin, and is most usually associated with “Potemkin village” and used for the last 250-years or so to mean façade, i.e. fake.}
It is a truly dangerous phenomena and gums up the whole world. Pity err?