Posted by: Chuck | October 1, 2013

MONDAY MORNING BLUES – THE STRAIGTH SCOOP FROM UNCLE CHUCK


Hello folks it’s Monday morning time for to rise and shine. I woke to the sound of our neighbor’s rooster crow. I am still waiting to if there is any Walking Dead at our gates but I did seen a helpless senator wandered down the road asking everyone if afford to give him any share change. I thought we had peace when WW2 ended, boy was I ever wrong. I remember in the fifth grade when I was instructed to hide under my school desk if those damn Russians dropped the bomb. And then much-much later, I learned old Fidel loved women from Havana, he was a proud old rooster – if there was ever one he was just that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkNm7BWcOl0

In my 77 years I’ve learn one thing, life isn’t about learning how to be perfect. It’s about making mistakes and knowing not to repeat them. We go thru pain and we move on from pain. We build up our pride, and then we swallow it. Don’t hold it in, cry until you learn to smile. Hate until you learn to love. Mourn until you learn to forget.

The ocean is warming, and glaciers and ice sheets reduce, global mean sea level will continue to rise, but at a faster rate than the world has experienced over the past 40 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVlVV9RHX1o

Here’s something that doesn’t happen too often: Just in the span of three days, the American Meteor Society has received reports of three massive fireballs streaking across the sky in the eastern United States, and it’s possible that a fourth one was spotted late Saturday night as well. Only five days after an RCMP dashboard camera recorded an incredibly bright fireball over northern Alberta, reports came in on Thursday, September 26th, of a large fireball lighting up the morning sky over central Indiana, passing almost directly over Indianapolis. The American Meteor Society (AMS) says they received over 700 accounts, ranging from Ohio to Iowa and from Tennessee into Michigan and Wisconsin. http://ph.news.yahoo.com/blogs/geekquinox/four-major-fireballs-spotted-just-three-days-over-184920205.html What do you think is end coming soon?

Tens of thousands of people were being evacuated from high-risk areas in central Vietnam on Monday as a typhoon that sank at least two Chinese fishing ships neared the coast. A total of 75 fishermen are missing after three vessels encountered strong winds near the Paracel Islands, according to a statement on the website of the Hainan government in south China. Two of the vessels sank Sunday and contact with the third has been lost, it said. http://news.yahoo.com/china-says-75-missing-typhoon-vietnam-prepares-035833545.html

JUST FOR YOU. Watch now – select performance with Keith Urban. http://music.yahoo.com/video/playlist/ram-country-live/

Amid escalating threats from North Korea, U.S. and South Korean defense officials will meet over the next few days and discuss whether to extend America’s wartime control over the South’s armed forces, 60 years after a truce ended the Korean War. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel flew to Seoul on Sunday, and said there will be conversations about the possible extension of the 2015 deadline, but likely no decisions will be made.http://news.yahoo.com/hagel-south-korea-security-talks-092522454–politics.html

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel toured the Korean DMZ on Monday, at times under the watchful eye of North Korean soldiers, and said the Pentagon had no plan to reduce its 28,500-member force in the South despite budget constraints. “This is probably the only place in the world where we have always a risk of confrontation,” Hagel said after touring a single-story building with a corrugated metal roof where talks are held with North Koreans on Conference Row in the truce village of Panmunjom.http://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-chief-korean-dmz-says-u-not-cut-065141370.html

Philippine troops hunted the remnants of a Muslim rebel group in the key southern city of Zamboanga on Sunday, with residents hearing gunfire a day after the military declared an end to its three-week campaign. The army Saturday announced that police were taking over from troops to clear sections of the city, a vital regional trading centre, of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) stragglers. http://ph.news.yahoo.com/scattered-fighting-southern-philippine-city-060559103.html

SHOWTIME – The Family’ is a madcap comedy about a mob household who has to go into witness protection. http://ph.omg.yahoo.com/video/movie-report-family-000000953.html

A conservative challenge to the president’s health care law has the federal government teetering on the brink of a partial shutdown. The Senate has the next move on must-do legislation required to keep the government open past midnight on Monday, and the Democratic-led chamber is expected to reject the latest effort from House Republicans to use a normally routine measure to attack President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. Congress was closed for the day on Sunday after a post-midnight vote in the GOP-run House to delay by a year key parts of the new health care law and repeal a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a shutdown. The Senate is slated to convene Monday afternoon just 10 hours before the shutdown deadline, and Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has already promised that majority Democrats will kill the House’s latest volley. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/health-law-challenge-threatens-government-075514302.html

Russia on Tuesday opened a criminal probe into suspected piracy against foreign and local activists from environmental lobby group Greenpeace who staged an open sea protest over the Arctic oil work of the energy giant Gazprom. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzOBNG6ENGU&list=TLVYEufiUEYIHPPNSfcSSnfWShOD0PbwUq

A Dairy Queen Manager who saw customer steal cash from a blind man is being praised across the Internet, more from CNN.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzOBNG6ENGU&list=TLVYEufiUEYIHPPNSfcSSnfWShOD0PbwUq

 

Come and visit sometime, Uncle Chuck

 

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