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For generations, america has served as a beacon of hope and ...

This shows, from all the unselfish acts that

many Americans of all ethnic backgrounds

have done through this modern day pandemic.

Some say, America has lost her way, don’t be fooled

We are a country of hope and strong will, we

may be derailed for an instant, and that all an instant.

We shall over- come. And be back better than ever.




Happy Thoughts



I am so sick of Donald Trump I could actually vomit, I really hate the man, I never thought I could hate anyone, but then Donald trump came along and changed that. His lies, his attacks on the press, his ramblings, his incoherent off the wall rants, his constant whining and wanting people to kiss his ass and continually praise him-- is about as repulsive as you can get. I am sick of his attacks on Blue States and his blatant scorn for the people who live in the Blue States. He punishes people who live in Blue States by refusing to send medical supplies.

While he praises and encourages the dumb asses who live in Red States who are protesting the stay in shelter orders, so they don’t spread the virus. All while they are carrying Confederate flags, unmasked, and no social distancing. These actions have been caught on film and Trump comments and tweets they are very nice people, they are social distancing. He also flames their ignorance by tweeting its good , save and protect your second Amendment, save your country and state.

  SO I thought I would not write about the blight on the American Presidency, the demise of the America we once knew, and the shame of what some fellow Americans have become.

So how about something happy for this week, we have had enough sadness for the last several months.

100 years ago today, American folk singer and musician activist Pete Seeger was born. He had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers and was a prolific songwriter who co-wrote classics like Where Have All the Flowers Gone?--- Turn! Turn! Turn! and If I Had a Hammer. In the 1960s, his voice was a fixture at protest rallies concerning disarmament and the environment—and he popularized the spiritual We Shall Overcome as an anthem for the Civil Rights Move In fact, he changed the lyric from the traditional “We will overcome” to the more singable “We shall overcome”.

Also on this day on 1937, Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The only novel published by the journalist, it’s a story set in the American Civil War depicting the struggles of young Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled daughter of a rich plantation owner, who must use any means to claw her way out of poverty after the destruction of Atlanta. As of 2014, a poll of Americans found it to be the second favorite book, just behind the Bible. More than 30 million copies have been printed worldwide—and it also won the National Book Award the year it was published, 1936.

Also on this day in 1948, the first broadcast of the “CBS Evening News” aired—the longest running network news show in U.S. history. It originally ran as a 15-minute broadcast each weeknight anchored by Douglas Edwards, and it was the first scheduled network TV news program to use an on-camera anchor. 14 years later, reporter Walter Cronkite took the helm of the news desk where he stayed for nearly two decades. I remember this great newsman, this was when the news was the news and nothing more. Oh where did we start to go wrong.

                                 GOOD and HAPPY RECENT NEWS

Age-related macular degeneration (MD) is a variety of ocular disease that affects so many millions of people, it’s downright characterized as nothing more than the process of aging. The loss of photoreceptors can result in MD and other retinal diseases that lead to irreversible blindness. In this new study, however, cells called fibroblasts can be chemically reprogrammed to produce photoreceptor-like cells that are now shown to restore vision in mice.

Fibroblasts are cells that help maintain the structural integrity of connective tissues, and a reduction in fibroblast cell count leads to wrinkled skin. these converted photoreceptors were transplanted into the eyes of 14 blind mice to see if they would restore vision, and it worked on many mice. GREAT! Adding that these conversions of fibroblasts to photoreceptors has also been done in humans, and are approaching human trials and hopes to have an FDA-approved treatment out the other end of the pipeline in 2-3 years with the possibility of allowing millions of people to regain their lost vision. Now this is amazing!


                           MORE HAPPY THINGS

More Than 20,000 WiFi Devices Are Being Donated to Hospitals So Patients Can Talk With Family in Quarantine, This beats protesting the stay at home order!

10 Types of Apples Thought to Be Extinct From Pioneer Days Are Discovered in the Pacific Northwest.

89-Year-Old Sews 600 Masks While Listening to The Beatles, and the right wing nuts aka Red States aka Donald Trump, could care less if this ole lady dies from the virus as long as the economy gets started up right away. Thank you Grannie.

Dogs Are Joining the Fight Against COVID-19 By Learning to Sniff Out the Virus.  Man’sbest friend helps man again.

After 13 Years of Social Distancing, Giant Pandas Finally Mate During Peaceful COVID-19 Zoo Closures. Maken love is not a spectator sport.

99-Year-Old English WWII Veteran Raises $3.3 Million for Hospital Workers Simply By Walking Laps of His Garden. Now there is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO.

Irish Prime Minister Re-Registers as Medical Practitioner So He Can Join the COVID-19 Response Team.

I hope you enjoyed a few interesting facts for this week, with the hellish times we are living through we have to think of all the good that is going on around us and remember that there are good and decent people out there. In fact there are more good and decent people than those we see on TV protesting, or those that occupy the White House. Good people are all around us in every community across this great nation doing good deeds that are never reported or heard of yet they have been done. America will rise again beyond the hatred and will once again be the beacon of shinning hope ,and leadership across the world.






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