Thursday, May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Leprechaun Day

 

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not May 13, 2021
        CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues to infect in the new year with cases now over  161 million at 161,630,003 cases (160,728,143 yesterday), 18,807,251 of which are active, 142,822,752 closed with 139,469,400 recoveries (97.65% and 97.65% yesterday ,and 3,353,352 deaths (2.35% and 2.35 % yesterday) to continue the slow trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentage with some plateaus, dips, and rises.
         CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 33 million at 33,608,310 (33,554,277 yesterday) with 6,359,031 active cases of which 8,647 (8,775) yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now still at .14% of active cases and now another blip down to decrease the number of serious or critical cases to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 20,624), 27,249,239 closed, with 598,212 deaths (2.20% and 2.20% yesterday) and with 26,651,027 recoveries (97.80% and 97.80% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is now .15% lower than the world rate after the world’s spike in improvement.
         Standing: On a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1798 the U.S. ranks behind Hungary the new number 1 which has had a huge continuing surge in deaths with the increase barely slowing down and 4.60% of its closed cases have died (3005), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2484), Belgium (2117), Italy (2049), Brazil (2002) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us, Peru 1945, and the UK (1872) which had passed us despite leading world in testing and now has new deaths barely increasing),  and Poland (1878)  and slightly better than Spain (1695), Mexico (1688), Portugal (1671), France (1640), Romania (1532), Argentina (1510), Chile (1429), Sweden (1405) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in  deaths,   Switzerland (1232),and Bolivia (1130).
          Tests: We have now conducted 462,339,914 tests (now at 1,389,765/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,226,562/M) as we are conducting more tests in number and on a per capital basis for all nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) other than the U.K. which remains as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 2,478,354/M.
           CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden and his lackeys that there is no crisis of illegals surging across the border is that fact that COVID-19 is alive and well and spreading in the Northern Triangle and Mexico which has moved up to 11th on my list of deaths from the pandemic at 1688/M and the 3 countries in the Northern Triangle in terms of active cases and deaths per million are as follows even though the data may be suspect as underreported (regardless of number we need no more cases):

                   Guatemala:  Activecases:     12,648     429Deaths/M
                   Honduras:     Activecases:   134,952     583Deaths/M
                   El Salvador:   Active cases:     2,324     334 Deaths/M   

        US Vaccinations: As of 5/13/2021 264.7 million doses and finally after a third day of increases dropping to 2.16 million per day in the last week sounds impressive but if the rate does not increase it will take us now decreased to some 3 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 33,817,290 total doses have been given (78.3% of doses received now less than the U.S. average of 78.5%), but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term, California has moved up from 27th tied with Indiana to 26th tied with Maryland out of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 36.2% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 35.4% has not moved  up  from 25th among the 50 states.  A long way to go to get herd immunity in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and the percentage of the population fully vaccinated compared to other states which means a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor.
         Non CV News: Biden refused to admit whether Colonial Pipeline paid the ransomware hackers “DarkSide” it ransom but several sources were saying the company paid $4-$5 million to get and an encryption key to unlock its computer systems which means if our vaunted FBI cannot bring these extorters and our vaunted high tech social media and computer giants cannot prevent such ransomware attacks in the future, this may be the new business normal (like businesses paying small amount to dismiss ADA noncompliance litigation filed to terrorize small businesses); Cuomo’s arrogance and egoism should no longer amaze us as he now claims that making a woman feel “uncomfortable” is not harassment (what cave has this idiot been hiding in the last few years?); leave it to the political cartoonist to reveal the Squad’s true feelings about Israel trying to defend itself:

          Harris’ niece is aping so many relatives of  leaders in high places in embarrassing them as this leftist rants about terrorism being practiced upon the Palestinians by the Israelis; maybe a coincidence of the revelation that Bitcoin was used to pay the ransomware in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack but new that the FBI and the DOJ have joined the investigation of Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange; in another State Street Bank of Boston was slapped by the DOJ with a $115 million fine for 7 years of defrauding customers $215 million.    
          Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is back to show that through   May   12, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 1182 persons shot of whom 206 have died.
           As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a video musical link to “Jump" by Kris Kross, the fact that you resile from the rants of AOC and a quote  from Richelle E. Goodrich on leprechauns,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. Please contact me for details on the pricing.
           1. National Leprechaun Daythis seems like a holiday in which the creators had too much Guinness or Bushmills to drink and slept through days preceding March 17 to name a day—even today a great character chasing a pot of gold to if Irish and if not would claim to be on March 17 to commemorate.
       2. International Hummus Day—celebrating that tasty snack or spread of pureed chickpeas with one’s favorited spices and juices to go with pita or naan bread and eaten since the 13th Century in the Middle East.
           3.  1992 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 1992 was “Jump” by Kris Kross on a run of 8 weeks in that position to join 11 other songs reaching number 1 and 7 other acts achieving their first number 1 song. Here is a video recording by Kris Kross of “Jump”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=010KyIQjkTk Kris Kross was a rapper duo of 12 year old and 13 year old rappers Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly”  and Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith who were the youngest rappers ever to hit the charts as number one and released 3 studio albums but was dissolved when Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly died from a drug overdose on May 1, 2013 at the age of 34. 
         4.  Word of the Day—the word of the day is “resile” which means to recoil which probably describes the reactions of many listening to the rants of the Squad.
          5.  Win a Seat and Die—celebrating the birth on this day in 1941 of up-and-coming singer Richie Valens who after a concert with Buddy Holly and A.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson won a coin toss to board Holly’s chartered plane leaving in winter weather to the next concert and then to die at age 17 on February 3, 1959 with all aboard in a day that would be forever known as the “Day the Music Died.”
           On this day in
         a. 1917 3 children reported seeing the apparition of the Lady of Fatima at Fatima, Portugal.
           b. 1958 Ben Cardin became the first and only person to circumnavigate the Earth by sea and by land solo in a journey that took 10 years to complete.
         c.  1995 Alison Hargreaves, a 33 year old mother, became the first woman to climb Mt. Everest without the aid of supplemental oxygen or a Sherpa and later on August 13, 1995 doing what she loved to do died during her descent from the summit of K-2.
         d. 1998 race riots began in Jakarta against businesses owned by persons of Chinese descent.
        e. 2013 “Physician” Richard Gosnell was found guilty of murdering 3 babies born during failed abortions and other abortion related crimes and is not rotting at age 80 in a Pennsylvania state penitentiary serving a life sentence without possibility of parole.
       Reflections on a world full of leprechauns: “Imagine if we were all magical leprechauns, and every wish ever made on a four-leaf clover obliged us to help others obtain their wishes. Now imagine if people simply lived like this were true.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year
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Tomorrow Will Be 73rd Anniversary of Israel's Founding Time to Figure Out How to Stop Israelis and Palestinians From Killing Each Otherae

 

Once again the rockets from Hamas in Gaza are launched into Israeli skies
Once again Israeli citizens are running to shelters to try not to die
Once again Israel with air launched missiles and bombs strikes back
Once again some Hamas leaders are taken out with too much collateral damage in the attacks
Once again there are innocent casualties on both sides
7 in Israel and if Hamas is to believed 100 Palestinians in Gaza have died
Worse Israeli troops are entering the Gaza Strip
Soon images of structures by tank and gunfire ripped
Zakaria frets that given Israeli military power
Palestinians then can only be heard with rockets or in the corners cower
Arabs in Israel can chose to be citizens as opposed to permanent residents
Could then all vote in elections and add to the 15 members to the Knesset now sent
If Israel were to no longer exempt Arabs from the draft and to in the military serve
Arabs would then be eligible for all benefits available to vets and more economic progress we would observer
Clashes between Jews and Arabs in Israel I believe are somewhat rare
Even with the separate but unequal cities they do not share
What if Gaza which is a financial headache became an independent Arab state?
And Arabs in Israel could either stay as equal potential draftees or chose to in Gaza relocate?
Nothing else since 1948 for lasting peace has seemed to fit the bill
Why not a try as it might just end the daily additions to the butchers’ bill?
© May 13, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

Elementary School Teacher Won't Enter Classroom to Teach Kindergarten But Can Fly to Mexico For Son's Wedding

 

In California our teachers could not care less about the education of our kids
Giving outraged parents during the teachers union’s hostage taking a reason to it rid
Despite all evidence that transmission from and to elementary school kids is extremely rare
The teachers unions have deigned teachers as a class apart from most workers exempt from even that low risk to share
They have fought from day one  ferociously  tooth and nail
In person learning ended--kids’ futures stacking the deck to fail
When it comes to in person classroom learning one half of our kids are out of luck
Thanks to the unions’ massive donations to Newsom and his Blues, the will of the people they can ignore and buck
Barbara McIntyre a Contra Costa kindergarten teacher who uses only Zoom
Since early on in the pandemic has not seen the inside of her class room
But is heading off to Mexico to see her son wed
Concerns of being infected there she seems to have shed
Mexico  with over 211,000 deaths and a 10.4% closed cases mortality rate is far from an oasis safe from the COVID-19 pandemic
The teacher’s leaving is yet another example of the union’s callous disregard for kids which is systemic
She of course will be taking time off from her duties being the mother of the groom
To impose more suffering on her kindergarten class by from Mexico using Zoom.

© May 13, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Wakeup Call--Payment the New Normal?

 

The “DarkSide” ransomware hackers of Colonial Pipeline
Looks like they just reaped in $4-$5 million for their crime
They sent shockwaves into our economy reminding us how easy it is to bring us to our knees
And not to now being caught should embolden them and others to launch  ransomware attack sprees
Maybe our politicized DOJ and vaunted politicized FBI
Could spend more time on hacking than conservative expressions  to defy
We are in the midst of trying to debate the amount and allocation of a massive infrastructure spending bill
Colonial Pipeline was a wakeup call for more computer security to prevent our recovery from going downhill
Given choice to spend dollars on bridges or roads or preventing infrastructure hacks
Priority for the latter to deter and prevent more crippling ransomware attacks
Or like the tidal wave of frivolous lawsuits launched against small businesses for inadvertent technical violations of the ADA
The new business normal will across all businesses to regain access to computers needed to stay in business ransomware they must pay
But now instead of a couple grand to dismiss those nuisance lawsuits
We will be looking at millions to be paid to such ransomware extortion uproot
To be passed on to us for the goods and services we buy
Because on our anti-hacking defenses we cannot rely.

© May 13, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

May 12, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Limerick Day

 

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not May 12, 2021
        CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with cases now over  160 million at 160,728,143 cases (160,239,675 yesterday), 18,886,090 of which are active, 141,842,053 closed with 138,504,423 recoveries (97.65% and 97.64% yesterday ,and 3,337,760 deaths (2.35% and 2.36 % yesterday) to continue the slow trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentage with some plateaus, dips, and rises.
      CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 33 million at 33,554,277 (33,543,575 yesterday) with 6,398,606 active cases of which 8,775 (8,791) yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now still at .14% of active cases and now another blip down to decrease the number of serious or critical cases to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 20,496), 27,155,671 closed, with 597,052 deaths (2.20% and 2.20% yesterday) and with 26,558,619 recoveries (97.80% and 97.80% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is now .15% lower than the world rate after the world’s spike in improvement.
        Standing: On a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1795 the U.S. ranks behind Hungary the new number 1 which has had a huge continuing surge in deaths with the increase barely slowing down and 4.65% of its closed cases have died (2997), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2478), Belgium (2115), Italy (2046), Brazil (1991) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us, Peru 1939, and the UK (1872) which had passed us despite leading world in testing and now has new deaths barely increasing),  and Poland (1869)  and slightly better than Spain (1694), Mexico (1686), Portugal (1671), France (1635), Romania (1528), Argentina (1500),  Sweden (1405) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in  deaths,  Chile (1422), Switzerland (1231),and Bolivia (1123).
         Tests: We have now conducted 460,458,760 tests (now at 1,384,132/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,217,432/M) as we are conducting more tests in number and on a per capital basis for all nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) other than the U.K. which remains as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 2,459,940/M.
       CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden and his lackeys that there is no crisis of illegals surging across the border is that fact that COVID-19 is alive and well and spreading in the Northern Triangle and Mexico which has moved up to 11th on my list of deaths from the pandemic at 1686/M and the 3 countries in the Northern Triangle in terms of active cases and deaths per million are as follows even though the data may be suspect as underreported (regardless of number we need no more cases):

                   Guatemala:  Activecases:     12,687     427Deaths/M
                   Honduras:     Activecases:   134,356     577Deaths/M
                   El Salvador:   Active cases:     2,291     333 Deaths/M   

       US Vaccinations: As of 5/12/2021 263.1 million doses and finally after days of dropping a third day of increases to 2.20 million per day in the last week sounds impressive but if the rate does not increase it will take us now decreased to some 3 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 33,632,769 total doses have been given (78.2% of doses received now less than the U.S. average of 78.8%), but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term, California has moved down from 25th tied with Illinois to 27th tied with Indiana out of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 35.8% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 35.1% has moved slight up  from 26th  to 25th among the 50 states.  A long way to go to get herd immunity in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and the percentage of the population fully vaccinated compared to other states which means a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor.
        Non CV News: The Reds said “By By” to Liz Cheney  in her leadership position     and now watch the MSM go into a lather touting the split in the Republican Party speculating how divisive Cheney will be and what she will do to oppose Trump supported candidates (by so doing they will carry water for the Blues anxious to downplay the growing takeover of the Blues by the likes of AOC and the Squad); Colonial Pipeline is back in business just in time as service stations were running out of fuel in the areas it served as very long lines were the order of the day and tempers fraying (in a why didn’t we do this earlier it seems that Colonial has been seeking a cyber security manager for two months and has not filled the position); even more frightening is that some chatter indicating that the “DarkSide” emboldened by their crippling of Colonial views that attack as only the tip of the iceberg; Biden once again reveals to the press howling questions at him today after a meeting between him and Where’s Waldo and Republican leaders, that he is not supposed to answer questions from the press leading us to wonder when this puppet will reveal who is pulling his strings (my guess its Pelosi, Sanders, Warren and Schumer with a lot of noise from the Squad—God help us); the Oklahoma City School Board unanimously objected to Oklahoma’s law that bans the teaching of critical race theory with its commands that whites should feel guilt over past acts of his or her race and the meritocracy  or hard work ethics are racist (do not be surprised if this gang of 8 is recalled or at least booted out in their next election); Hamas is launching rockets from Gaza left and right into Jerusalem forcing Israelis to hunker down in bomb shelters while Israeli jets bomb suspected launch sites and too many on the left are on anti-Semite condemnations; the George Floyd death to Minneapolis is the gift that keeps on giving  as after a wrongful death settlement payment to his family of $28 million, the city is now shelling out $35 million in workers’ comp claims to the 200 or so officers who retired from the force due to riot caused injury and PTS.
      After the viral photos of the two nonagenarian Carters and the Bidens  made  the rounds with the Carters looking like white pygmies and the Bidens like Giants, leave it to the political cartoonist put comparison of the two presidencies in terms of historical rating in the proper perspective:                                                                

       Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is back to show that through May 11, 2021,  gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 1160 persons shot of whom 203 have died.
         As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a video musical link to “Joyride” by Roxette
 , the fact that you are ready, willing and able to repugn what you hear coming from the left and a quote from Bernie Morris on limericks to go with an original one by the Alaskanpoet created on this National Limerick Day,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. Please contact me for details on the pricing.
      1. National Limerick Daycelebrating that 5 lined poem with the aa/bb/a rhyme scheme and often humorous and ribald to first appear in 1820 and celebrated on this day as it is the anniversary of the birth of Edward Lear, noted limerick poet and artist, in 1812:
         There once was a man named Joe Biden
         Who did not campaign in person but stayed in hidin’
         At 78 turning 79 this fall, memory and stamina is fading fast
         With his VP chomping at the bit knowing he may not last
         Dementia is a terrible way to as his gap from reality widens
         © May 12, 2021 The Alaskanpoet
        2. National Donate One Day of Wages to Charity—celebrated on the second Wednesday of May as a one time and painless way to donate to your favorite whose recipients of its largesse given the pandemic could more than ever need its donations.
        3.  1991 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 1991 was “Joyride” by Roxette on a run of 1 week in that position to join 24 other songs reaching number 1 as 14 acts  achieved their first number 1 status. Here is a video recording by Roxette “Joyride”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCorJG9mubk Roxette was a Swedish duo of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle who formed the duo in 1986 and had great success in Sweden and the U.S. but took a hiatus when Fredriksson was diagnosed with brain cancer which she fought until the duo reunited in 2009 until she died from it on December 9, 2019.
       4.  Word of the Day—the word of the day is “repugn” which means to fight against or oppose which the Reds are trying to do in spades to Biden’s agenda.
        5.  Dodge One Bullet Only to Be Felled by the Other—celebrating the birth on this day in 1936 of noted news anchor, journalist and late night talk show host Tom Snyder who was a heavy smoker even on air but gave it up in 2000 only to come down with leukemia and die from it on July 29, 2007 at age 71.
         On this day in
        a. 1846 the Donner Party heading for California departed from Independence, Missouri to be trapped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains by snow to endure death and cannibalism before being rescued.
     b. 1949 the Soviet Union finally threw in the towel on its illegal Berlin Blockade thwarted by  the Berlin Airlift that kept the city alive and ended it.
       c.  1982 while visiting  the Shrine  of  the Virgin Mary  at Fatima, Portugal, security guards thwarted an attack of Pope Paul II by Ajuan Maria Fern├índez y Krohn, a priest, with bayonet. After being blessed by the Pope he was arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to 6 years but released after serving 3 years.
        d. 2002 former President Jimmy Carter  went to  Cuba to  start a five   day  visit with Fidel Castro.
      e. 2017 the Wanna-Cry 4 day worldwide cyber ransomware attack infected 400,000 computers including those of the U.K. National Health Service and Telefonica which attack was believed to have been started by the Lazurus Group a hacking group with ties to North Korea.
       Reflections to the limerick in poetry: It pains me to see how modern society has totally corrupted the limerick and given it the reputation of lewdness which, in turn, has morally barred our children from even taking a peek into this wonderful form of fun and rhythm. I think Edward Lear would turn in his grave if he knew that. I have therefore decided to reinvent the limerick as it was originally intended: to poke fun, irreverence, just plain daftness, or erroneous behaviour.”― Bernie Morris, An A-Z of Looney Limericks
        Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter   account below (if you like them, retweet, and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History,  poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to  Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.

© May 12, 2021 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

No Disguise Oscars for Shooter Farrakhan Muhammad's Disguise as He Is Caught in Florida

 

You have to wonder the sanity of Farrakhan Muhammad’s girlfriend
His photo was shown on Crime Stoppers on TV and internet after his brother’s life in Times Square he tried to end
Maybe she never saw the news or his violence against siblings came to suspect
Have to wonder what this felon had going for him that she was moved to him select
Thank God most criminals are not very bright
Distance does not protect you when you are still in plain sight
Muhammad made an attempt to disguise his appearance by shortening the hair on his head
But his mustache and goatee he did not shed
No glasses, no fake tattoos, no hoodies  or to cover his face
Then off to Florida where masks are few and far between
Good chance he might be recognized if his maskless face were seen
Stopped in Starke, Florida  with his girlfriend to have a Big Mac
Easy to spot in MacDonald’s parking lot to be put in the jailed sack
Should have hid up with his girlfriend and stayed super low
In her apartment and never outside his face to show
With NYPD’s budget cut and shootings with dead victims on the rise
With only 3 wounded victims even if 1 a four year old there would be no surprise
If the search for him went back to the back of the line
Just another unsolved unarrested shooting that has come to NYC define



Top photo from NYC of a thug on would probably fear
Bottom one after Florida where facial traits have not disappeared
© May 12, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

Root Cause of Illegal Surge Is Not Violence Poverty or Climate But Not Requiring Asylum to Be Sought in Home Country

 

The DHS in a flight from reality falsely claims that our border is closed
The videos showing thousands wading through the river such lies shows
There are over 8 billion people of this Earth many of whom live in poverty or on its edge
Where each day is a daily life and death struggle to get enough to eat and widen the survival ledge
No matter how rich this nation is we cannot millions upon millions of poverty stricken take in
Our standard of living will be adversely affected and our prosperity will be dumped into a trash bin
It is a sad fact but a country’s prosperity is like the lifeboat from a sunken ship
No matter how many people in the water are swimming to it if then overloaded it will sink of flip
We are now being asked to solve the “root causes” of the illegal migrations to cross our borders
Violence, climate change, and poverty not sure of the weight of the order
We have already waged a War of Poverty under the urgings of LBJ
Despite the billions spent in our inner cities poverty rates above 11% seemed here to stay
The Northern Triangle of three nations looks to the North as the remittance piggy bank
Billions of dollars remitted by migrants back home to augment welfare programs in the tank
Whatever money we sent would face the diluting effects of local corruption
And would take years before living standards increased to cause flood of illegals disruption
Violence in places like Guatemala is real where armed felons control too many streets
Sadly the same fate in our Blue run cities where persons of color death by shootings of color they often meet.
Raising standards of living and damping violence in the Northern Triangle is a worthy long term goal
But in the here and now a secure border immune to false amnesty claims must play a higher role
Asylum must be sought in our embassies and consulates in an asylum seekers home nation
If not granted or if not sought there and the person tries to enter and is caught deportation without hesitation
© 5/12/21 The Alaskanpoet