The Way I 👁👁 It…Again

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Ready for another soapbox rant? As I’ve said before, I am not a political person, and I don’t intend to make this a political statement of any kind. However, there seems to be a lot of stuff in the news about Russia did this to influence the outcome of the election or, the democrats did this or, the republicans did that or, why isn’t she in prison or why isn’t he being impeached? It seems to me that there are a lot of people getting paid too much money to cry over a lot of spilled milk. Whatever whomever did or didn’t do to influence the election – that happened a year ago! – the fact remains that he is the president, and will be until he’s either voted out, or impeached.

Why can’t we put this behind us, and use these “people getting paid too much money” to look into a few things that are worth looking into and talking about? Here are some areas I’m thinking about, as I write this.

First off is Puerto Rico. Over a month after suffering two very devastating hurricanes, this US territory is still in dire need of power and shelter and food. I have seen pictures and videos of US military members in PR, helping clean up and deliver food and supplies. Well, we have active and reserve service personnel who are trained in communications, electronics, heavy equipment, construction and other areas needed down there. Why can’t we divert some of these people and monies to going down and setting up rudimentary communications and shelter. It would be a start, and give our service members some great training opportunities, as well.

And, while I’m on the subject of Puerto Rico, I know that a lot of people wish they could go down there and help, but, for some reason, can’t make the trip. Just because you can’t physically go to PR, you can still do something. Loads of food and water and clothing and household goods have been collected and sent to them. What about more personal items? If you are a school teacher, why not have your classes write letters to be delivered to teachers and students in Puerto Rico? When I was a kid, we called that being a “pen pal”. An outdated concept with the invention of the WWW, but, they don’t all have the benefit of electronic communication. If you are a member of a book club or reading group, maybe your club could send down some books, coloring books and crayons or colored pencils. If you knit or sew, knitted goods and blankets would be welcome. My point is, while sending truckloads of goods down there, there is something special on an individual level that lets them know they are thought of, as people, not just charity.

Now, a little closer to home, how about giving states a little more of these monies to buy, fix up and staff some of the defunct, closed down motels, school buildings, apartment complexes, etc to give the homeless and hungry a place to live, be safe and warm and a soup kitchen in areas that don’t have much to offer. State prisons could play a role in this, too. Set up working farms on the prison grounds, and the inmates could grow food for the prison, the public kitchens and even the schools. That’s something I’ve been saying for years. It also gives them something productive to do while serving their time, and teaches them a skill. They took Home Economics out of the schools. They should put it in the prisons. Skills they can use to aid them in finding work when the are released.

If these “people getting paid too much money” are really good investigators, let them investigate the ones who are abusing the welfare system and SSI, and put a stop to all of the unnecessary monthly “paychecks” being sent out across the country. If I’m able to work, and have to work to support myself and my family, they should have to, also.

Thats enough for now. Sorry if I stepped on any toes. Like I said, I’m not political, that’s just “the way I 👁👁 it.

Published by brokenanvil29325

Hi, Y’all, I started my blog in September of 2017. A lot of stuff has happened since then, and I have added a lot of posts. I have recently purchased a domain – jimgblack.blog – through WordPress.com, who has been posting my blogs from the beginning, and so I am editing this post to bring it up to date. So…the title, Broken Anvil…what does it mean? I hear you asking. When I was younger my daddy used to say I could tear up an anvil, if I could ever get my hands on one. It wasn’t that I was a destructive little brat (depending on whom you ask), just very inquisitive as to how things worked. So, I would tear things apart to get to the insides. I just never could put them back together – hence the reason I’m not a surgeon. Anyway, I have often thought that Broken Anvil would be a good name for a lot of things, none of which I could ever get around to creating. So I figured, what the heck? Use it as the title for my blog. If you look at my profile, you will see that I started this venture to practice my writing and just have fun with it. I am starting my first book, and welcome any and all help, advice, tips, tricks and criticisms I can get. I hope you will read and follow my posts, and recommend me to others. My two biggest wishes are that I will become a better writer, and that you will just enjoy what you read. I have a lot of interests, and will write on a variety of things. Some serious. Some humorous. But always from the heart and my warped perspective on things. You can also follow me on Twitter and my writing page on Facebook, which I see needs a lot of serious work, by clicking on the social media icons found on each page. I hope you like what you see. If you do, please leave a like and/or a comment. And feel free to recommend my blog to others who might enjoy it.

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