The Perils of the USA

Whitney Houston’s tragic end is all over the papers and internet.  Unfortunately, it is not a uncommon story around here.  The trial of the guy that nearly killed my cousin’s son up in Maryville, MO is rolling around.   These were not poor kids, gangbangers,  but college kids sheesh.   My sister is still in the hospital.  Since October she has been in the hospital, Oct 18 the day of the initial surgery.

Battles with boyfriends, etc.. drugs.  All are very common here.   It is tragic and ugly, but stuff like this runs through American society.

Life is a bad, BAD dream for many people.  Many people die young,  even younger than Whitney Houston.  How come when things happen to celebrities there’s this big hulabaloo.. but when things happen to Joe Schmuckatelli, there is barely a line in the newspaper?

The story of MOST people’s lives seems to be.. “You always get what you Don’t want.”  When people get destitute they will often go to the SUB safety net in the USA– prison or jail.  Drug or alcohol abuse go hand in hand with it.  Plus these STUPID attitudes.  “Stop Snitching”.. “Drug laws are racism”, etc.  You’ll wind up in a HEAP o’ trouble, and it is the same all over the world!

In some countries, like Thailand, in certain parts, WiFi is available free in many countries.  Wifi is free here only in certain spots.  My Cable internet connection runs me $50 a month.

I keep wondering if I would be better off living somewhere else.  Maybe so, maybe not.  Many areas of Kansas City are just as bad as the third world countries that we turn our nose up at.    Trash all over the place, boarded up houses,  drugs, with fearful and warlike neighbors.

On the net, I go to forums of worldwide travelers.  It is dangerous in Central America, but many people are afraid of the USA.

Many people are poor.  Street girls come around.  They are poor, begging basically.  They are sick.  One woman has lupus.  She is pushing 50, and has to undergo radiation treatments at Truman.  She gets thrown in jail all the time for trespassing,  bullshit charges like that.

I’d like to live in a place with warm, clean, salty water.  Someplace that is peaceful.   People overlook the joy of boring.  Boring- can be quite nice.  So I started checking out these latino countries.  I must say,  we do not have anything like that in the USA.  I just saw a few documentaries about Guatemalan gangs and violence.  It would be horrible to be near such activity.  However, there is a lot of crime around here!  I mean two doors down.


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