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Old Glory - Link

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served". It is Observed on 25 April each year.

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Veterans are people who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States Of America , for an amount up to and including their life.

Don't let the Old Man In

A Lister? Come on in - Link

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today ... it's already tomorrow in New Zealand!
Trust me ... They'll let me know and I'll tell you ASAP. Admittedly, I'm starting to wonder!

The Evolving Threat of Influenza - Link

Send an Email to WW:
wildernesw (yes, only one s) @gmail.com

Some people only write the words Lock Down because they can't spell Kwarinteen.

To get Factual Information (or at least an educated guess) about the COVID-19, Link Below:

World Dashboard Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center - Link

USA
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States - Link
Department Of State Travel Advisories - Link
CDC - People who need extra precautions - Link
United States Embassy in New Zealand

NZ
In New Zealand - Covid19 Website - Link
NZ Ministry of Health - Current situation - Link
NZ Current Case Details - Link

At Midnight on Wednesday, 24 March 2020, New Zealand went into Alert Level 4 for an estimated 4 weeks.
At 11.59 pm on Monday 27 April Level 4 to Alert Level 3
Thursday, 14 May New Zealand is at Alert Level 2 - Much of lock down ends w/ restrictions

As at 9.00 am, 26 May 2020
No New Cases:
Number of confirmed and probable cases....1,504
Number of deaths......................................21

You Will Not Question Our Honesty ... or Else
China will impose anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on barley imports from Australia totaling 80.5 percent starting May 19, the commerce ministry said on Monday.

The move, the result of a probe that began in 2018, had been widely expected after the Australian grain industry said last week it had been warned Beijing was considering high tariffs.

The tariffs, which are expected to all but halt the billion-dollar trade in barley between the two, come amid deteriorating relations between Canberra and Beijing, which have been exacerbated by a push by Australia for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Ministry of Commerce said it had confirmed dumping by Australia and significant damage as a result of the dumping on its domestic industry. Yeah, sure!

Meanwhile - back in the real world:
I'm Not Kidding!
Man climbs under wine truck -drinks from tank - link

Scary Fact:
The US has 5% of the world's population and 66% of the world's lawyers!

Not So Scary
Behind every great man, there is a surprised woman.

All Too True
... Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs. So as you go about your daily life, just be ready. Because you're going to be asked not just to tolerate things that violate your faith; you're going to be asked to endorse them. You're going to be asked to bow down to the idols of the popular culture.
Vice President Mike Pence in Commencement speech at Liberty University, Class of 2019

Need Proof?
Rugby Australia sacked Israel Folau, the land's most popular star, after he included homosexuality in a social-media post on sin, hell and the Bible.

That social media post, which Folau has refused to take down, quoted the fifth chapter of St. Paul's epistle to the Galatians:

"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."

A quote from former Wallabies coach Alan Jones, aimed at national rugby leaders: "They've destroyed his employment and internationally destroyed his name for quoting a passage from the bible for God's sake."

So quoting the bible is now Hate Speech. Saying what you believe to be true is apparently not covered by Freedom of Speech ... if it is a Christian belief.
Updated!Update on this story:
Former Wallabies star Israel Folau reportedly received a staggering A$8 million settlement from Rugby Australia.
The Daily Telegraph reports the payout is believed to be $8 million. The Australian reports it was "several million dollars". Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle described the reports as "wildly inaccurate."

Rugby Australia and Folau issued a joint statement on Wednesday after reaching a confidential settlement, with both parties apologizing for their actions.
Does it matter? He had to suffer hell and take them to court.

It is not Maureen Dowd at the NY Times, it's her brother - Link

Cops Grieve the Loss of Donuts - Link

Drug That Can Stop a Dozen 'Untreatable' Cancers Gets Approval - Link

Public Service Announcement?
Headline from New Zealand Herald 7 April: Focus: Men with big penises may have to cut back on sex this month due to a condom shortage

Straight talk from a politician - Wow - Link

Wife arrested - Husband forgot anniversary - Link

Alzheimer's Disease is Completely Reversed by Removing Just One Enzyme, Says New Study - Link

Police car in front of a school usually not good news - except this time - Link to Good News

End of Times? Head for New Zealand - Link

Man steals car - calls owner for help in starting it - I'm not kidding - Link

Air New Zealand named Airline of the Year for 5th year running - Link

Kiwi man wins lotto, gives half away - Link

True Comedy - The Way We Were - Link

This is also who we are - Link

Definition - Hypocrites - Link

Thief shoots self in wiener robbing hot dog stand - I am not kidding - Link

A Vietnamese Immigrant Thanks God He is an American

Check out Freedom Camping in New Zealand - Link

But there are rules and they must be obeyed - Link.

AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE FROM THE FRONT PORCH
BANANA ATTACKS GORILLA THEN SPLITS!
I'm just going to report this the way I found it.
By Melissa Reid Fox 8 News Reporter
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - There is a banana at large in Strongsville.

Police say that someone dressed up as a banana and attacked the Wireless Center's mascot, a gorilla, last week.
"I noticed a kid in the bushes. Then he just emerged, dressed up as a banana, and sprinted as fast as he could at our gorilla," said Brandon Parham, the manager. "The kid just speared our gorilla."

Parham and another employee witnessed the attack. "The kid was in mid-air, flying. He just looked like a Spartan from that movie '300,' except he was a banana," added Parham.

The Wireless Center uses the gorilla as an advertising tool on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

"After he got tackled, the gorilla just got back up and adjusted his head. He kept on waving his sign around," said Parham.

Police say the person dressed up as a banana split and headed south on Pearl Road.
According to Parham, the person who was wearing the gorilla costume will recover.

"This is just bizarre. It's really not normal of the food chain. That's not really how this works. The gorilla should have won," said Parham.

Police were unable to locate the banana. They believe it was prank.

Samuel Adams:

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush-fires of freedom in the minds of men."

Oops
Investigators say a Massachusetts woman who was trying to perform repairs on her house ended up blowing it up instead.

The homeowner, identified as 52-year-old Laurie Beliveau of Taunton, got out of the house before the Sunday afternoon explosion and fire and no one was hurt.

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan and Fire Chief Timothy Bradshaw said Monday that the woman was trying to repair her gas-fueled hot water heater and inadvertently removed the gas shut-off valve. This allowed gas to pour into the basement, where it ignited.

The blaze destroyed the single-family home after firefighters arrived.
(Of course what happened before they arrived helped)

Check out South Pacific wind patterns - Where New Zealand stands - Link

Makes Sense To Me - The Girls on Fox News - Link

Barstow California Bids To Host The Olympics - Link

- Click here for newspapers around the US, possibly your home town

- Click here for Weather Map of USA - Place cursor anywhere and see local weather

Car-jacker nabbed after senior-moment - A 64-year-old man in Geelong, Australia was arrested after the owner of the car he tried to steal called police. The ride stealing wannabe couldn't make a fast getaway because it took too much time to load his walker into the car! I'm not kidding.

"Fathom the odd hypocrisy that the government wants every citizen to prove that they are insured, but people don't have to prove they are citizens."

Gas or Petrol
'Petrol' is used in most of the Commonwealth Countries while the term 'Gasoline is basically used in North American Countries. Etymology of petrol is also quite interesting. The word 'gasolene' first came into existence in 1865 which was modified to the modern spelling 'gasoline' in 1871. Initially any other fuel other than diesel or liquefied gas which could be used in engines was termed as gasoline. The word 'petrol' came into existence in early 1892. Carless-Capel & Leonard, a German wholesaler, was the first company to register 'petrol' as a trade name.
Source: The Origin Of - Link here

Come back often, have fun, keep in touch and may God Bless You.
Mr and Mrs W-W

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Barbara Kreusch Chrisman said:

I've read your story about your mother 'Goodbye Mom' (and selling your sailboat to make the last trip to see her) before, and I love it. Glad you included it for Mother's Day. Especially pleased to see you credit our loving heavenly father, God, for providing you the impetus to make the trip.
In Christ's love,
Nurse Barb


 

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