There are days for sunny morning walks in the garden, where dew-bejeweled roses release their fragrance on the light breeze.
These are not those days. These are days of harsh realities demanding sharp answers. This is now … time for thorns.
I suppose they call the White House Correspondents’ Dinner the nerd prom so we won’t suspect it of being the elitist frolic it actually is, a treacly display of self-congratulatory, scripted “humor” without true amusement. Have a taste. His Oneness pretends it’s all in fun, but I suspect the attendees heard more of what he really thinks than they imagine.
I find the circular adulation as nauseating as the preening and pretense. The only amusement I found was that such rich women made such poor choices in their attire for the evening, including Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction. Money can not guarantee good taste or character or class.
There are others, but this is one way to assist the victims.
Nepal is situated in a mountainous region (it has eight of the world’s ten highest) which is often subject to earthquakes. It is a poor country, and the infrastructure reflects that. That said, why should the USA rush to help, when the country is connected to China? Why doesn’t China go to its aid?
UPDATE: Here is an explanatory item on why Nepal was due for a calamitous earthquake.
The Swiss are supposedly the happiest people on earth. Wealth does tend to make you happy because it helps make you comfortable. i doubt I could tolerate the strict regulations, since I think the USA has far too many, and I definitely wouldn’t like the rigidity of its society.
I’m surprised the USA is as high as tenth place, frankly.
Because I come from a long line of hardy realists, I tend to assume everyone has thought about preparedness, but in truth, very few people have. Since so many people have smart phones these days, these tips are easy to carry out, and well worth the slight amount of time needed to implement most of them.
Third world countries frequently provide us with astonishing shots from roadways, but this one leaves me speechless.