Good Morning

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Looked like the sun was on its way an hour ago, and yes now it has appeared, although very cold outside. I managed to keep myself warm enough at home with the morning routine: making my son’s bed (he is now at work), organising Tabby’s recycling tray (the cat) and feeding the birds and of course making something to eat and firing up the computer. The usual gang has arrived: the crows, magpies, my pair of jays and not forgetting the sparrows.

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The only visitors I go yesterday were a few magpies

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I managed to get one of them on a take off manoeuvre but otherwise there was no great birdy action.

The only action we have at the moment is the arrival of Mr. Trump from the states. It is a real comedy show, although it is becoming more and more difficult to laugh. He is facing an impeachment trial, but still manages to arrive in Davos for the WEF conference. Even the commentators on the news were quite critical about his visit. One said he was probably feeling comfortable  amongst his friends, the rich businessmen. They added that he was not longer regarded as such a friend and was mainly being ignored. Die he speak about the dangers we have with climate change etc.? No, he did not, but he did say that we have too many “doom prophets” in all countries, dismissing it all as some sort of fairy story. He added, of course, that he is working on the problems and eventually America will have the cleanest air from all. He did not mention that their production of carbon dioxide in the world atmosphere is second only to China.

Of course Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager, also had her say at the conference. I am not really a great follower and supporter of her, but must admit that I am glad she is there. At last someone who is speaking clearly on the problems. She is very aggressive, but you have to be aggressive when dealing with the politicians that only see the profits to be made by fracking etc. I even read somewhere that Mr. Trump said he has created thousands of new jobs. I am sure he has, but what jobs he did not say. Someone has to replace the immigrant labour force that is now kept behind a very expensive wall being built. They once built a wall in Berlin, it no longer exists, but there are people that have pieces of the broken parts at home as reminders.

So enough of politics. It is  a comedy show similar to Monty Python, but Monty Python  presented the jokes to laugh, certain politicians think they are doing a serious job in their delusions of power.

And I am now off. Today I have some shopping to do, but no stress. I called my garage yesterday as my first car service in looming on the horizon. It is now a little more than a year since I got my new car. It has only 2050 kilometres which is not very much, but I still have to get the oil changed and have it looked at. I should also have it washed, which is not something I ever do. I hate those washing tunnels. Another problem is not having my car for a day and having to travel by local train and bus to pick it up again which can be very complicated when travelling with a walker. The guy on the phone said it would be a good idea to just call in and talk it over when making an appointment. By car it is only five minutes away, so that would be a good idea. Perhaps I can organise something. Mr. Swiss said perhaps I could have a car for the day from the garage, but as I can only drive an automatic, I said that might be a bit difficult. Let us see.

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In the meanwhile I will be busy dabbling with a little housework and try to calm down by watching the river flowing past.

Enjoy whatever you are doing, if not, make the best of everything.

12 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • Trump has now gone, left Switzerland. He had a problem getting from Davos to Zürich airport for his flight because there was fog, so he could not make use of the many helicopters organised for the hop to Zürich and had to go by road – a convoy of course. Mr. Swiss has just told me that both the Airforce One Jumbo airplanes are in the air – why does he need two planes?

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      • It’s interesting to see your thoughts on our President! I’m not sure how our air will be cleaner as we continue to burn oil and coal! Btw, two planes for security reasons — nobody knows which plane he’s in — and for capacity — all the people who have to travel with him (Secretary of Energy and staff people and press corps — only a few go in his plane). Also, the second one is a spare in case of misfunction.

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  1. You can only imagine how VERY much we want him OUT of office. We aren’t the only people who want to see their government out of office, though. Brits and Aussies feel almost as bad. Maybe the Aussies feel worse because their government sounds like Trump while their world burns down. The world is an awful mess. The worst thing about Trump is that he has actual support from many greedy leaders and corporations for whom saving the planet is to be put off until they have gotten every last penny they can from it.

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    • Trump is unbelievable.How can such an idiot get the job of leading the country. I saw yesterday film from the burnt forests of Australia. the fires have gone and the trees are showing leaves and small green plants are appearing again. I know it is no great comfort, but nature is returning slowly. I do not usually do politics so much, but with Britain I am not sure. I do not live there any more. I find Bojo is no the worst that could happen to Britain. He might be a liar, but he lies well and who doesn’t lie in politics.

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      • I would put Trump down as the rotten apple at the bottom of the political barrel. There are other bad ones, but he is the ugliest, meanest, and greediest of them all. If we don’t get him out of office in this coming election, I really feel doomed. It’s a terrible way to feel. And many of us feel that way. MANY of us, young, middle, and old. He is a terrible man running a terrible government.

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        • It’s bedtime here (10 pm). I hesitate to turn on the television in the morning, since all the major stations will be covering the Senate trial 24/7. It’s really ugly here right now! I absolutely agree with Marilyn, but I believe it will be better to vote him out of office rather than removing him in this trial — we don’t know much about Pence, and that raises many new issues! What a dilemma!

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