Stupidest Idea Ever …


This is so ridiculously entertaining … ROFLMPRAO!!
“The time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of our armed forces, to prepare for the next battlefield where America’s best and bravest will be called to deter and defeat a new generation of threats to our people, to our nation.”

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It sounds more like something out of a Buck Rogers comic book than a serious proposal.  Yesterday, Mike Pence outlined Donald Trump’s plan to establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the U.S. military.  My initial thought?  Trump claims that we must cut back on healthcare, food, and shelter for the poor and underprivileged, that we can no longer afford programs that benefit people and the environment, but we can afford a completely useless, unpopular, pointless ‘gas-guzzler’?

“The time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of our armed forces, to prepare for the next battlefield where America’s best and bravest will be called to deter and defeat a new generation of threats to our people, to our nation.”  Oh pleeeease … spare me the dramatics!!!

He called for Congress to allocate an additional $8 billion for space security systems over the next five…

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Despair and anxiety: Puerto Rico’s ‘living emergency’ as a mental health crisis unfolds


The crisis is still on-going … and I wonder, who cares?

Repeating Islands

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Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.

A report by Amanda Holpuch for London’s Guardian.

For the first 36 hours after Hurricane Maria, five-year-old Keydiel and his mother Shaina were trapped by the toppled trees that blocked the doors to their home in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico.

Eventually, neighbors cleared the sturdy tamarind trees, cutting by hand because there was no electricity. The mother and son emerged to find an island devoured by 155mph winds and harsh rains.

Their immediate concerns were physical – finding food and water – but bubbling below were anxieties and trauma that would endure for months.

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“It was difficult to find himself [Keydiel] in a situation where he didn’t have a way out. It was difficult for me,” Shaina told the Guardian through an interpreter, while sitting at a table outside her son’s classroom. “As a mom, I…

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