Today in Politics

I haven’t posted for quite some time now due to personal issues plus the loss of my husband and trying to readjust but where we are today in politics has me very confused.

I understand that people wanted change and decided that in order to generate change there was the feeling we needed to go outside of the box and elect a non-politician.  Has that proved to be the right thing?  I have to question that as from what I’m seeing we now have someone in the White House who has no idea of how the system works.  There are procedures set by the writers of the constitution so let’s see what has happened so far:

  1. Healthcare – Trump ran on the platform that Obamacare could be replaced very easily, possibly in one or two days.  Did that happen, no, plus there was a committee of men deciding on what was the best healthcare for women.  That’s like a committee of women deciding that they would treat diabetes for women but for men there would be no treatment.
  2. Precondition health issues-let’s just toss that out as it would save money (of course it would as people wouldn’t be able to have health insurance continue so in certain circumstances that means death).
  3. Replace and repeal-that fell through and so they tried repealing first then replacing later, thus leaving people without insurance.  Smart, Not
  4. Promising to put coal miners back to work-that is a health hazard as it is proven that working in the coal mines subjects the miners to lung disease plus isn’t environmental friendly.

The point I’m trying to make is it takes a politician who knows how the system works and knows you just don’t go in as President and start saying this and this is going to be done and once they say it they think that’s all they have to do and it becomes a law.  Watching the debates should have clued the people the type of personality they would be voting for-either a politician or a name calling bully.  It has now become the “Celebrity Apprentice White House style”, firing someone each week.

I’m not saying we had a lot to choose from this past election but it obviously makes a difference as to the type of person we elect as president based on someone who knows how the system works as to someone who knows nothing about procedure.  A big difference between making real estate deals and making decisions regarding our country.

If the candidate isn’t willing to provide their income tax like everyone else sends up a red flag for me.

The things I mentioned are only a few but I listed them just as an example.  I’m hoping that everything gets under control for the good of our country.  We can have a lot to gain or an awful lot to lose and I hope it’s GAIN!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TV-Music Icon Dick Clark Dead at 82

I watched American Bandstand hosted by Dick Clark when I was (cough, cough) a teen many years ago.  He was a pioneer bringing rock and roll music into our homes.  When I do my math Dick Clark was only 12 years older than me which would mean he was in his late 20’s or early 30’s when he introduced AB.  He made New Year’s Eve a party for not only those in N.Y. but to everyone.   He will truly be missed!!!…flagranny2

 

Clark suffered a massive heart attack after entering  St. John’s Hospital  in Santa Monica Tuesday night for an outpatient procedure, according to his  family.

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Cardboard Cathedral Planned In Earthquake prone New Zealand

A new dimension in architecture?  Something I’ve not heard of but this is not the first time this type of architecture was used according to the article……flagranny2

This cardboard cathedral is being built as a temporary replacement   for the iconic stone ChristChurch Cathedral, which was ruined last year in an earthquake that killed 185 people

Read more: http://tiny.cc/7nyvcw

Looking for a Prefab Home, Check these out!!

I think all of us are aware of the most common prefab homes but I found these fascinating and thought they were worth sharing, hope you enjoy!!…flagranny2

“Forget the stereotypes – prefabricated homes can not only be ultra-portable and easy to assemble, but also sleek and modern, aesthetically rivaling the best of modern architecture. From rooftop lofts that can be dropped on site with a crane to tiny residences with insect-like legs that allow them to perch practically anywhere, these incredibly versatile, mobile dwellings represent the best of what prefabricated architecture has to offer”

 For the rest of the article please click here

Off-the-Grid Modular Steel House 

 Recycled Cargo Container Made into Portable Home

Modernist Glass-and-Wood Drop House

Rooftop Prefab Living with the LoftCube

New Van Gogh Painting Confirmed by Museum

I haven’t posted for a while as my computer died 😦  but hopefully I’ll be posting more often as I get used to my new one……thanks to those who have been stopping by, greatly appreciated……….flagranny2

LONDON (CNN) — A painting dismissed for years  as the work of an unknown artist has been identified as a piece by Vincent Van  Gogh, after X-rays revealed an image of two wrestlers fighting underneath the  floral still life.

Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses” has hung in the  Kroeller-Mueller Museum in the town of Otterlo, in the eastern Netherlands,  since 1974, but doubts over its authorship have dogged the painting for decades.

 

Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/30740152/detail.html#ixzz1q90sJoae

Breaking News:Missing since July 2007 Paige Birgfeld’s remains found

For original post see Paige Birgfeld:Police Suspect Foul Play in Disappearance of Colorado Mom

A hiker found skeletal remains of a woman at 12:30 p.m. today off of U.S. Highway 50 in the Wells Gulch area in Delta County, about 30 miles southeast of Grand Junction and about 15 miles east of Delta.

Dental records led investigators from several agencies to determine the remains were those of Paige Birgfeld

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Ghent Altarpiece – Famous Panel Painting

The Ghent Altarpiece (1432), is widely thought to be one of the most famous panel paintings.  It had been stolen several times by the Nazis during WWII.  It is currently housed in St. Bavo Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium.

This panel painting consists of 12 panels (one is a copy as the original was stolen in 1934) which depict many complex theological scenes.

Read more: http://www.wesh.com/technology/30580583/detail.html#ixzz1nyvWJHa9

Click here for Ghent altarpiece interactive website