Grays Harbor County

Looks like a couple of local outlets recently have no Heineken to sell. If you are headed to the coast and this is your brew, maybe pack some along.

This has been a public service announcement from Oak Bay Starfish.

 

Washington Coast

We earned it.

 

Rescued and adopted. Spayed and neutered. Indoor only.

 

Damon Point – Washington Coast

Looking at some warm and sunny weather coming up.

We earned it.

 

Cliff Mass Weather Blog

June 21, 2022

“The latest extended forecasts suggest a profound change in the weather.

Temperatures over the next 30 days are predicted to be near normal (see below)

While precipitation for the next 30 days is forecast to be below normal for most of the region.”

 

Taking a look back at places visited and finding web cams to show a view of what is going on there now.

The YouTube feeds seem to work best. Others can seem clunky. A video posted to YouTube does not equal a live webcam.

Let’s get started with Kokusaidori Street, Naha, Okinawa.

Memories related to past visits here.

 

Leavenworth Washington Live Webcam from Rhein Haus

Memories related to past visits here.

Also: Nice & Tidy

 

Photo at top of page:

A visit to Astoria. Unable to find a live cam view of this location.

 

More images from the event are found here.

 

Personal Favorite – Cedarcrest Middle School – Spanaway, WA

Good Stuff. No Rain.

See you next year.

 

Related:

Oak Bay Clams

Clam Dip

The Seal Rock Oyster

 

Over the past 20 years, I have spent a huge amount of time on the web with news and politics. Commenting, blogging, posting, sharing, commenting. It was taking up a chunk of my life. Time to move to a better place.

I plan to focus now on more positive themes. They have already been a part of my life, but now there will be more space for them. The more positive activities and images to go with them may show up in the categories and style of posts below.

Happy Hours – Out and about with dogs in the PNW

At the Beach

Coastal Live Cams

A Small Nonprofit Rescued & Adopted Cat Daycare Center That Is Always Open

Camping and Related Memories

Cast Iron

Transition

 

Photo at top of page:

Hill Road

Local info: Two Bluff Trails

 

I pulled the plug on news and politics at 11:14 on 6/5/22

 

June 4, 2022 The Ledger-Enquirer

Are AR-15’s weapons of war? Here’s what a former Fort Benning commander had to say

A former Fort Benning commander tells us about anti-gun-safety folks:

“…The AR-15 is ACCURATELY CALLED a ‘weapon of war.’ … Don’t take the bait when anti-gun-safety folks argue about it,” he wrote. “They know it’s true. Now you do too.”

General Eaton,

Looks like DOD fails to control their weapons of war right here in the USA. Anybody fired over this?

Military ordnance shipments go unsecured and unsupervised inside the US, 20 years past 911:

Jun 15, 2021 Military.com

Military Stumped by Stolen Box of Armor-Piercing Grenades

“Investigators determined the waylaid grenades were last seen eight months prior on an ammunition train that rolled out from Florida.”

Homer Simpson at the wheel:

“Upon arrival, workers didn’t verify whether anti-theft seals on each container were intact. An inspector didn’t check the seals the next day either, later saying it was because he couldn’t see them.”

“Military investigators would conclude that no one checked the seals in the weeks after the train departed Blount Island.”

This article includes an excellent comment section that appears to be unfiltered/suppressed by politicians or the mainstream press.

June 2022 update: Looks like all comments have been striped away from the above article.

 

Jun 16, 2021 Military.com

For Years, US Army Hid, Downplayed Extent of Firearms Loss

“Using the unique serial numbers assigned to every weapon, AP identified 19 missing firearms that were not in the registry data. This included a M240B machine gun that an Army National Guard unit reported missing in Wyoming in 2014.”

The Army could not explain the discrepancy.”

More here General Eaton:

Strict post 911/GWOT military ordnance security protocols update

 

May 26, 2022 FOX 8 New Orleans

Retired Lt. Gen. Honore calls for ban of AR-15s, stricter gun laws

“…AR-15s are responsible for the vast majority of mass shootings in the United States and should be banned like sawed-off shotguns and machine guns were banned decades ago…”

 

The Dept. of Defense has a truly poor track record with undeclared wars. This record goes back to 1949, the year DOD was established.

Some random thoughts and questions for the generals:

Generals,

Any concerns about eroding trust of people in uniform when LE response info is hard to come by after school shootings, The Joint Chiefs of Staff struggle with decades of undeclared/unwon wars, yet we are told by retired generals that American ownership of firearms should face further restrictions?

 

Generals,

Any concerns about a society where:

Sports gets it right. More info is better.

Sports culture is more open and honest. A bad call from the ref will be seen and reviewed instantly.

LE and government agencies:

Small children are killed at school, good people are facing new restrictions on legal firearms – sorry folks, video and voice recordings from the crime scene are not available.

More Information Is Better – The NFL Knows This

 

Generals,

Can you let us know how sending US Troops to Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, etc., is somehow defending the constitution.

Generals,

Is the freedom talk just for federal holidays and overseas military operations?

Port Townsend and the Sound of Freedom

 

The US should maintain strong and ready military forces.

The US Armed Forces have attracted many good people over the years.

In some cases, the US Armed Forces provide for our security. That’s as good as it gets.

In terms of American rights and freedoms- The Dept. of Defense has no more say than the Dept. of Agriculture.

Maybe Get Away From The Bragging About Freedom?

 

Related:

2022 – Armed Forces Recruiting Culture

Most And Least Meaningful Federal Holidays

 

How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

Not asking about the oath of enlistment. Asking about what happens after the oath has been taken.

 

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No chance for conspiracy theories to develop because coaches and quarterbacks face the press after every game and answer questions, win or lose.

No press secretary. No public relations spokesperson. No freedom of information act requests. Player stats and injury reports are always available.

 

Texas School Shooting

Government agencies control the public information that could prevent rumors & conspiracy theories.

Police radio logs, 911 dispatcher recordings, bodycam footage and audio, etc.

Airlines have cockpit voice recorders & thorough investigations happen after any crash.

Lessons learned are used to prevent future events.

 

June 3, 2022 VICE News

There’s Likely Bodycam Footage of the Uvalde School Shooting. The Public May Never See It.

Officers with the Uvalde Police Department first got bodycams in 2015.”

“By Texas law, cops must keep their bodycams on while working. But it’s possible police will use the “dead suspect loophole” to keep anyone from seeing the footage.”

Sports culture is more open and honest. A bad call from the ref will be seen and reviewed instantly.

Small children killed at school and good people facing new restrictions on legal firearms – sorry folks, video and voice recordings from the crime scene are not available.

I am good with no conspiracy theories. The press could help if they were more about asking questions.

Do a proper investigation similar to those done after a plane crash. Release the  findings months from now or whenever is appropriate.

Create credibility for the press and government agencies by keeping people fully informed.

Related:

58 magazines and 1,657 rounds of ammunition

Sports Culture Tends to be Open and Honest

Director of Message Planning – Show Business

Land of Information Suppression

Freedom Comes And Goes – Joint Chiefs of Staff Play No Part

Maybe Get Away From The Bragging About Freedom?

 

How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

Not asking about the oath of enlistment. Asking about what happens after the oath has been taken.

 

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Photo-

Peter Iredale – Oregon Coast

 

Several years back, I made my first effort to clean the outside of a home that was crying out for it. Got it done without any pressure washing. Started by using a hand held quart sprayer with pre-mixed 30 SECONDS Outdoor Cleaner.

I felt like it worked well. Later, I bought the gallon concentrate and diluted it myself.

Several years later, I have moved on to using a pump sprayer.

Here is a good video to watch before heading out to buy one:

Here is what I ended up buying:

Smith Contractor 190216 2-Gallon Sprayer with Viton 

Happy with the sprayer and it minimizes any need to step on a ladder.

These days, I am mixing my own home brew bleach and detergent solution. The images above were done with the home brew. There are various recipes on the web for mixing your own solution.

For high areas, and to avoid ladder work, I still like the 30 Seconds Outdoor Cleaner garden hose sprayer. This can also be refiled with home brew.

Happy Cleaning

 

Some random thoughts and questions:

Anytime there is a plane crash, a loss at sea, or an industrial accident, a thorough investigation takes place. Lessons learned are used to prevent future events.

Mass shootings seem to go straight from breaking news of the event to scenes of memorials near where the event happened, interviews of victim’s family members and statements from various politicians. The crime scene investigation seems not to be a priority for the press. If we wait for an entire year, will that be enough time to ask questions?

People who are interested in having questions asked and people who want clarification and better information seem to be scolded/shamed or accused of advancing conspiracy theories.

The press should be out asking questions all of the time.

Here are some questions we’d like to see newspeople ask:

LE authorities are very good about showing off what they have seized after a major drug bust.

Will we ever see what 58 magazines and 1,657 rounds of ammunition looks like, even if we wait for 12 months?

How much space would 58 magazines and 1,657 rounds of ammunition take up? What is the weight of 58 magazines and 1,657 rounds of ammunition? Looks like about 13 pounds of ammo.

13 pounds of ammo could be manageable. Seems like 58 magazines might be bulky.

Looks like we are told the Texas school shooter crashed his vehicle, regained his composure, and then moved this load across the road and into the school on foot?

 

May 27, 2022 Texas Tribune

“The wrong decision”: Texas DPS says local police made crucial error as school shooting continued

“The shooter fled in his grandmother’s pickup truck and crashed it in a ditch near the school at 11:28 a.m. He was carrying 58 magazines and 1,657 rounds of ammunition, McCraw said.”

 

Dad has a plan:

Alternative media is OK with asking questions.

 

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Photo-

Early winter morning – Point No Point

Sadly, the Fresnel lens has gone dark.

 


Washington Coast

Click image once or twice to show detail.

Related:

Behind House Cam

 

May 27, 2022 The White House

I was appointed to the Academy in 1965…”

0:09

“I was appointed to the Academy in 1965…”

 

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Washington Coast

 

Washington Coast

 

Washington Coast

 

No crowds on a Wednesday

 

The US should maintain strong and ready military forces.

The US Armed Forces have attracted many good people over the years.

In some cases, the US Armed Forces provide for our security. That’s as good as it gets.

In terms of American rights and freedoms- The Dept. of Defense has no more say than the Dept. of Agriculture.

Related:

Maybe Get Away From The Bragging About Freedom?

Misinformation and Militarized Freedom Nonsense

Growing Up In The Cold War Era

The US Armed Forces – A Giant Civil Rights Organization?

4 Stories The Puget Sound Press Will Not Question Or Report On

Was It A Fake War On Terror?

Most And Least Meaningful Federal Holidays

Memorial Day- long weekend/BBQ guilt trips

 

Why do we speak of the US Armed Forces as if they function as some sort of giant civil rights organization?

Freedom Comes And Goes – Joint Chiefs of Staff Play No Part

 

How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

Not asking about the oath of enlistment. Asking about what happens after the oath has been taken.

 

Love to see the press find out from elected officials how sending US Troops to Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, etc., is somehow defending the constitution.

Podcast 9 Defending The Constitution?

 

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I finished my time in the Marines in 1999 with a solid attitude and a patriotic spirit.

The US should maintain strong and ready military forces.

Much has changed over the past 20 years.

There was a time in the USMC where tents and showers would be set up in a field on base and that would be the end of the story below. I do feel these people should be treated better. If DOD has billions of dollars to move around, why not build new barracks? Where was the planning on this 10 years ago?

May 13, 2022 Military.com Network

Junior Sailors Scrambling for a Place to Live After the Navy Shutters Its Barracks at Key West

More bad news:

May 13, 2022 Military.com Network

Military Throwing Cash at Recruiting Crisis as Troops Head for the Exits

“The aggregate effects of two years of COVID is that is two years of not being in high school classrooms, two years of not having air shows and major public events like being in those public spaces, where our potential applicants or potential recruits are getting personal exposure, face-to-face relationships with military recruiters,” Thomas said.

Only about 40% of Americans who are of prime recruiting age are vaccinated against the virus. Outright refusal to get the shot immediately precludes joining the force and short-circuits any pitch from recruiters.”

Seventeen-to-24-year-olds are not getting vaccinated, and those [are] people we aren’t having a conversation with,” Vereen said.

Blogged about it here:

JBLM – US Armed Forces Vaccine Hesitancy

 

“Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee personnel panel, says the military is on the cusp of a recruiting crisis.”

Questions we’d love to see newspeople ask:

Senator Tillis,

The Dept. of Defense has a truly poor track record with undeclared wars. This record goes back to 1949, the year DOD was established. Has this record damaged the brand?

If DOD was an NFL team, sports talk radio would feature comments like:

The Dept. of Defense was nowhere to be found on 911. We haven’t won a war since. Whatever they touch turns to crap.

Senator Tillis,

Is there any talk of going back to a draft in order to deal with your recruiting crisis?

Before making any plans to start up a draft, let us know how sending US Troops to Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, etc., is somehow defending the constitution.

Senator Tillis,

Whatever happened to the formal congressional declaration of war?

This would be the time to hear from elected leaders and top generals Re: lessons learned on all the issues that have doomed the Department of Defense track record for winning wars since DOD was established in 1949.

Senator Tillis,

Has dressing women to look like men had any positive or negative impact on recruiting?

Senator Tillis,

Not here to say that military benefits are inadequate. Just stick with whatever was offered when people signed up to stay on for multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and we’re good.

Every few years, no matter what political party or personality is in power, there are moves to modify what people thought they were earning in exchange for 20 years of unrestricted worldwide service.

The plan is to save cash by reducing the traditional DOD military benefits that were on the table when people began doing multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This is the same country where both major parties invite veterans to be momentarily honored at State of the Union events when they control the White House.

Senator Tillis,

Will an older generation encourage a younger generation to do time in the US Armed Forces in the years ahead?

More here:

How does Uncle Sam plan to attract young people to sign up in the years ahead?

 

2021

Some people are OK with opting out on COVID vaccines. The government is trying their very best with lottery giveaway events, to pull people in.

June 17, 2021 KING 5 News video

Washington launches COVID-19 vaccine incentive for military members, veterans

“…Washington is launching a new COVID-19 vaccine incentive called “A Heroes Thanks” for the state’s military members and veterans.”

People who do or did time in the US Armed Forces and staff and veterans and their families are assigned the bulk identity of heroes.

Hero?

“Staff Sgt. Chazz Newbill found out about the new lottery game moments after getting his second vaccine at a clinic on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Thursday.”

He found out about the new lottery game moments after getting his second vaccine? 

News cameras were rolling to promote the “A Heroes Thanks” program, but the people being interviewed by KING 5 TV and getting their vaccine didn’t know about the “A Heroes Thanks” program?

Got it.

“I feel pretty good about it,” said Newbill.

“He said one of the reasons he was getting the vaccine to set a good example for the soldiers he supervises.”

Now, it’s a good example to participate in the lotto prize game of chance scenario crafted by Governor Inslee.

Sorry, no time for KING 5 to let us know how many military supervisors were fully vaccinated before the lotto incentives were rolled out.

“Newbill thought the chance at winning cash might convince skeptics in the military to get vaccinated.”

I feel like money can help anybody convince anything,” said Newbill, “My wife is not vaccinated, so this is a convincing point with her too.”

Way to go Newbill.

The value of the meds does not stand on its own. A carnival game will help people to make up their mind.

The press is not available to interview people who still opt out over at the military base? Thanks newspeople.

Blogged about it here:

List of Things the Government is Good At – TV News Avoids Asking Questions

 

NATO

May 21, 2022 By Ryan McMaken
Mises.org

NATO Plans to Rip Off Americans Even More as Sweden and Finland Set to Join

NATO membership has nothing to do with enhancing the defense of ordinary Americans. The American elites love NATO, of course, because it expands regime spending and influence in Europe. But when it comes down to actual military defense, expanding NATO only increases the odds that Americans will be pulled into a major conflict while offering Americans nothing in return.”

“…the US taxpayer overwhelmingly covers the costs of NATO.”

 

National Guard

A few decades back, people might think of the National Guard as a way to support your home state by being ready to get called out for floods, fires, natural disasters, civil unrest, etc. Maybe a way to help the next state over if they needed it.

In recent years, the National Guard has been sent to Syria, Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo.

Unlike the active duty US Armed Forces, these guys must maintain a place to live and a regular job back in their hometown area when they are not doing time in foreign lands helping DOD with missions completely unrelated to their home state.

Any members of the press available to show up and ask why the people of Home State, USA needed services in distant lands, absent any military emergency, national emergency, draft, or declaration of war?

Maryland Freedoms Found In The Middle East?

Claims about freedoms that cry out for questioning:

May 28, 2020 WMAR

Salisbury Mayor deploying to Africa with Maryland National Guard

I am honored to do my part to ensure that the citizens of this community and all Americans remain safe and free.”

Several news sources published this quote. View them here.

The idea that sending hometown troops to Africa would be linked in any way with keeping the people of Salisbury Maryland safe and free calls for more discussion.

Mayor Day,

While the troops were deployed, federal law was signed prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to adults age 18-20.

Can you help us to understand the militarized version of freedom here?

December 21st 2019 KOMO News

Legal age to buy cigarettes, vapes raised to 21 nationwide

“Signed into law by President Donald Trump Friday as part of the new $1.4 trillion spending bill, a new measure prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.”

Conclusion:

Try for less blaming of a new generation and the Moms and Dads of today for any hesitation related to doing time in uniform. Time to take a hard look at what elected officials and the US Dept. of Defense did with the brand after the first Cold War ended in the early 90s and after the lessons of Vietnam were on the table.

After the Cold War:

The Cold War had ended. DOD was happy with their all volunteer military.

Look what they did with it.

The Cold War Had Ended

 

Possibly of interest:

Enough time now to look back and ask a few public policy questions. The fact that the press has never been in the habit of questioning the GWOT, by itself, seems a little odd.

Was It A Fake War On Terror?

 

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Starting a project where I am trying to put together a collection of live web cams showing views of coastal areas in the Pacific Northwest.

 

British Columbia Coast

Favorite out of BC: Wickaninnish Inn – Tofino, BC

A beautiful scene with the first live audio I have found:

 

Ocean Village Resort MacKenzie Beach – Tofino, BC

 

Pacific Sands Beach Resort – Tofino, BC

 

Boundary Bay, Tsawwassen, BC

 

Denny Island, BC Cam

 

Washington Coast

Here is the very best example in WA of what I have found so far:

Port of Friday Harbor Marina Live Stream

What makes this one really nice is that we do not have to go to a host page first to click on it, and we are not looking at fixed images.

Second favorite:

Live Cam – Westport, Washington

We must go to a host page first, then click on the cam.

View live feed here.

 

Bellingham Bay WebCam

 

Faithlife Bellingham Bay Cam

 

Semiahmoo Weather Cam

 

Friday Harbor Ferry Landing – San Juan Island, WA

 

Island Marine Center Marina – Lopez Island, WA

 

Landmark Inn, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA

 

Roche Harbor – San Juan Island, WA

 

Rosario Resort – Orcas Island, WA

 

Oregon Coast

 

Seashore Inn – Seaside OR

 

Pacific City – Pelican Brewing Cam

 

Cape Kiwanda RV Resort & Marketplace – Pacific City, OR

 

Possibly of interest:

Washington State Department of Transportation Ferry Cameras

A fun place to look for snow at sea level during part of the year.

Related blog post:

Live Cam – Westport, Washington

 

 

 

 

 

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Years ago at Port Townsend

 

 

 

 

Grays Harbor – North Jetty

 

I realized Saturday morning that it had been years since I watched TV news in the morning. 20 years ago, I would turn on the TV for news each morning. I started watching evening news on TV when I was at Camp Lejeune in the early 90s.

Over the past couple of years, local (Seattle) news has featured ongoing breakdown of society updates. Gunfire, stabbings, drug addiction, arson, catalytic converter thefts, casualties related to shootings, tent camping on the sidewalks, RV camping on city streets, and worst case scenario climate change predictions.

Ongoing breakdown of society updates:

Another of these items is an ongoing shortage of ferry workers.

The crew shortage story has been in place since at least June 30, 2020.

Love to see newspeople ask:

Does the WSF HR Director get paid more to keep the system running smoothly?

Are crew member incentives in place for perfect attendance?

Months of poor play would be enough to get an NFL or college football coach fired.

Is there pressure on the WSF HR Director to do better?

Various industries such as FedEx, UPS, Costco, etc. may do holiday hiring to staff up for a busy time of year. Any similar creative thinking in place at WSF?

HR policy away from WA government:

UPS aims to hire 100K ahead of ‘record peak holiday season’

 

Newspeople refuse to report on 2014 voter approved enhanced background checks.

Did the new requirements reduce gun crimes?

Newspeople remain silent.

Puget Sound area shootings roll on.

 

Local papers have stripped away all comments from past articles, and removed the opportunity to post comments to new articles.

Various newspapers in the Puget Sound area have gone with this trend.

Suppressing comments, getting away from asking questions related to public policy and telling us they need more support from subscription and advertising sales.

Got it.

On the national scene it’s all crisis management, undeclared/unwon wars, politics more ugly than at anytime in my life. Race relations that seem to have deteriorated since President Obama did 8 years in the White House.

Newspeople have moved away from asking basic public policy questions.

Our local TV news today is sort of a press release style of news reporting where a statement is prepared by whatever agency was involved in the latest policy update, drug bust/federal grant money award, etc.

Newspeople post this statement as is.

A 5th grade book report would require more in the way of asking questions.

TV advertising has become especially strange. How about legal anti-depression meds that may bring on thoughts of suicide (0:34).

 

I’d be OK with the mainstream press taking over the task of keeping the public informed. When TV newspeople avoid asking public policy related questions, individual citizens go out to check on what is going on.

JFK speaks about the role of the press and voices of dissent in a free society:

The family friendly, hometown pride-oriented local small town papers and TV news folks are more welcome to do interviews related to public policy. Unfortunately, they seem to have moved away from asking questions.

Operating A Camera In A Public Place

Sports writers and alternative media people are still about asking questions.

Still viewing lots of news via Twitter, and I would be more at peace if I moved away from it.

Much voting has gone on over the past 40 years or so. For sure, there is a chunk of public policy that has become worse, not better. Stopped watching TV news a long time ago because of the way newspeople (paid actors reading a script) have dealt with all this.

 

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Grays Harbor – North Beach

 

I had not been to church in decades. Mom took us to a different brand of church regularly back in the 70s. In that time we clocked in and out at church, but did not really lead a Christian lifestyle during the week. I was in boy scout troops sponsored by churches and they were one of the best parts of my childhood.

I have not been a religious person during my lifetime.

The church I visited recently was well attended with people who were warm and friendly and looked to be happy people.

The sermon set up a choice between going to hell or confessing sins and committing to Jesus to spend forever in paradise.

The part of a Christian life that makes sense to me today is joining a group of a few people to go help a little old lady by mowing her lawn and making a dump run or two.

Also: Helping others by donating

Playing any role in order to earn everlasting life in paradise seems like a selfish motivation to me.

Presupposing that an unknown person has committed sins to a point that they must confess them or go to hell is a concept I do not feel connected to at this time.

My desire to go to church comes from the realization that I started adult life in a modern society about a decade past the first moon landing.

It was a much simpler time. I am trying to make sense of how a modern society changed so much in a short period of time.

Much voting has gone on over the past 40 years or so. For sure, there is a chunk of public policy that has become worse, not better.

Renting an apartment, buying a used car, buying gas, etc.

Routine errands in a modern society, now a BFD all of the time.

Federal intervention in student loans. Do not remember families being haunted by student loan debt in the 1970s.

Healthcare concerns — never seemed to be a big deal in the 70s when there were 4 or 5 kids to a family and sometimes a stay at home Mom. Better now?

Homelessness and drug addiction to the extent that people are now living in tents on city sidewalks.

A school lunch program that has turned into a school breakfast and lunch program that has turned into school busses hitting the road to deliver food to families when school is not in session.

March 13, 2020 CNN

The coronavirus pandemic is closing schools. How will kids eat?

“But as other schools deliberate shutting their doors to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some parents may be left to wonder: If schools close, how will my child eat?

More discussion and news coverage please.

Former Lunch Lady here.

I do not object to public assistance programs. The press should make an effort to keep the public informed on how these programs are working.

Again, I am not against public assistance programs, but did the WWII generation rely heavily on public school districts to feed their kids?

100 years ago, did families rely on school districts to feed their children to such an extent that, if school was shut down, school districts would scramble to fill busses with food and send it out into the neighborhoods?

If school shuts down, does the family still qualify for publicly funded food assistance? If food assistance programs remain in place outside of school-why would children be at risk of going hungry?

If the programs aren’t working-let’s hear all about it.

Related:

Meaningful Work

 

Both major parties have taken turns in power over a period of decades and have squandered credibility that would help in the current situation. A wide variety of political personalities have occupied the White House.

The whole system is run by people who are college educated. Advances in technology have not been able to solve problems in various areas. Wars are common. We were told we needed to send troops to Vietnam. Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

I became skeptical along the way.

Most people seem to be OK with believing The Troops are sent to distant lands to defend American rights and freedoms. Maybe the people at church do also.

 

Maybe I will continue to attend the church I went to recently. Maybe I will visit several churches in the months ahead.

 

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Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

A location not linked in any way with the church I attended.

 

Along for the afternoon: Classic Deep Cuts