I learned a new term - armistice. Armistice Day is today. So Veterans Day (which also is today) got changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954 here in the US. In many other countries today is called Remembrance Day.
Armistice - an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.
Today 100 years ago on November 11 2018 at 11 AM World War One between the Allies and Germany ended. The treaty was signed in a railway car. Really? WOW. Today world leaders gathered in Paris to talk, walk through cemeteries, sign stuff, chat about the political climate, have lunch, pose for pics and some decided not to participate in some events.....I am not sure what to make of that. Come on now, don't let some rain stop the spirit! Even Femen made a topless appearance, they are very brave those Femen members. I think I would had trampled through the crowds to give Putin a long hug. And of course forced him to pose for at least six or seven pics with me, cheek to cheek....you have to make sure to take several pics in case a few are subpar.
I agree with Macron, world peace is worth fighting for. I hope that something good comes out of today's gathering in Paris. Can these adults, supposedly educated adults in very important positions, voted for by the people of their countries come to some sort of understanding that will benefit humanity and this planet? If a few of them are tired and over it, which I don't blame them for, I am volunteering to fill in for a few years and then I will probably be tired and over it as well. I speak several languages fluently (I guarantee you that I can outdo Melania in that department), I look amazing in designer clothes, although I will keep it more modest and represent a style that takes animals and the environment into consideration.
No need for high end couture when people are starving. I would also be very involved and hands on in certain issues, I believe in being of service when you are a leader of a country.
Some designer stiletto heels won't allow me to participate the right way.
I also understand that it is problematic to fight for world peace when crazy fundamentalists murder others for no reason whatsoever.....fighting for peace is not easy although it should be. Does anybody want war really? Then again, when I hear of female genital mutilation, masses of crazy men screaming and demanding that a woman should die for committing "blasphemy" (whatever the hell THAT means), people that are cruel to animals, people that hurt children, men that rape, idiots in general - world peace is far from my mind. I want people like that gone, eradicated.
I too spent a bit of time thinking about the horrors of war and the people that died and suffered through it. I drove to a park here in town and stood there for a while, all alone.
And speaking of veterans....there was ANOTHER mass shooting this week. They happen so often, like almost weekly that I think people are getting desensitized to them. A veteran with PTSD decided to shoot and kill some people. Again. There will be media coverage, urges to pray for the victims and then nobody will care anymore, except the morning families and friends left behind, until next time.
Kind of strange that one victim that died in last weeks shooting was present in last year's Las Vegas shooting but survived then and two people that also survived the Vegas shooting died in a car accident a few weeks later.
Everybody seems to have PTSD or some other form of mental issue that they are medicating themselves for with either prescribed drugs or something they get from the local drug dealer, or they booze it up on a regular. Where are the SOBER people? HELLO??! Is it so freakin' difficult to be sober? I am sober and I think it would had been way more difficult not to be sober on a daily basis but perhaps I am mistaken on that one. Maybe it is easier just to be fucked up on a regular, easier to deal with your own life maybe.
For the first time ever I am thinking to have a concealed weapon on me so I can be prepared, at least stand a chance when some crazy person decides to have some sort of a fit.
Because after over one week in Portland I decided that there are cray people everywhere.
I used to own a gun, a GLOCK with an extended magazine but someone stole it from me.
Kept it and didn't give it back to me. That would be stealing right? Yes, it is, I just looked it up, "Withholding property belonging to another person with the intent to permanently deprive them of the property is stealing." That makes you a thief and a pathetic scumbag....YOU the person that unlawfully kept my property. I bet you are still reading here and salivating. Barf.
Anyhow.....world peace. Perhaps possible one day. Think positive! I will try to do a few good deeds this coming week to make this world a better place. We can all do something.