Last month the world heard the tragic news
that more than a thousand people working at a clothing factory in Bangladesh,
were killed when the factory they were working in collapsed.
The appetite for cheap clothing in the West is insatiable.
The people making the clothing often pay the true cost of these items.
The scale of this factory in Burma is vast.
This is "Green Girl" I believe we met her yesterday or maybe they day before they tend to blend into each other these days. She is nowhere near being done but has come miles from where she started 20 years ago.
I hope the day has found you well and full of hope.
The abuses include torture, beatings, physical assaults, fines and arbitrary detentions of up to two years, as well as a failure to investigate crimes against sex workers by clients, bosses and state agents, according to the report.
A couple were watching a Discovery Channel special about a West African bush tribe whose men all had penises 24 inches long. When the black male reaches a certain age, a string is tied around his penis with a weight on the end. After a while, the weight stretches the penis to 24 inches.
Later that evening as the husband was getting out of the shower, his wife looked at him and said, "how about we try the African string-and-weight procedure?"
He'd always had a quickening of the heart when he crossed into Arizona and beheld the cactus country. This was as the desert should be, this was the desert of the picture books, with the land unrolled to the farthest distant horizon hills, with saguaro standing sentinel in their strange chessboard pattern, towering supinely above the fans of ocotillo and brushy mesquite.”
A Dry Bones Cartoon ~
According to USA Today:
With IRS, Benghazi and AP, is Obama under siege?
6:34 p.m. EDT May 13, 2013
WASHINGTON— "President Obama found himself in the unusual position on Monday of echoing GOP outrage over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted Tea Party groups, while slamming his adversaries for creating "a sideshow" for reviving a long simmering imbroglio over his administration's response to last year's attack on a U.S.
The words came with the rain today and washed away a sunny day
Settled soft behind the clouds that fill my head.
Of darkness in the heart of an
angel lost In a child's mind
And body forgotten as the left side
Forgets its name so often.
As I pick up the pieces
Of things gone by.
A lady decided to give herself a big treat for her 85th birthday by staying overnight in an expensive hotel.
When she checked out next morning, the desk clerk handed her a bill for $450.00.
She exploded and demanded to know why the charge was so high. "It's a nice hotel but the rooms certainly aren't worth $450.00 for just an overnight stay!
Two little boys are going to the hospital the next day for operations.
Theirs will be first on the schedule.
The older boy leans over and asks,
"What are you having done?"
The second boy says,
"I'm getting my tonsils out, and I'm afraid."
The first boy says,
"You've got nothing to worry about.
I had that done when I was four.