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MICHAEL CONNELY REGURGITATION

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I picked up the book from my library yesterday, The Late Show, written by Michael Connelly. As I started to read the book, I realized that I had read this before, in another Connelly book. It also dawned on me that in the Amazon Prime Bosch series, this story was also part of that series. I cannot remember which book this story within but it is a regurgitation of an old story.

I hate it when authors do that, regurgitating an old story to make it new. A change the names but that’s it. I figure they must do this because they figure that groups like the millenniums will not read their older books. But for us like the baby boomer generation who have followed Connelly for many years we have read the older books.

Keep this in mind and pick up a book to read, especially by an author who has written his many books as Michael Connelly. You may be surprised to discover you read the story already only with different characters.

North Korea

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How many of you really believe that North Korea wants to denuclearize and make peace with South Korea? I figured not many.

Here’s my theory. North Korea is going to continue to tell the South Korean government that they are willing to de-nuclearize and sign a peace treaty with the South. One of their requirements will be that the US military leave South Korea altogether. Eager to sign the peace treaty, the South will require that the US leave South Korean mainland.

The idiot that we have for our president now, who doesn’t read and I’m not even sure he knows how to spell and eager to see this deal go through will agree to the withdrawal. Once the US is gone, North Koreans will flood into the South and South Koreans will flood into the north. Then one day the North Korean government will overthrow the South Korean government and bring out all their nuclear weapons that they have been hiding. Then North Korea, China, and Russia will threaten the US if they retaliate.

I hope our government is smarter than they appear to be right now. But I have my doubts.

Amazon

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There are millions of us out there who have Amazon accounts. I have two, a business and a personal. About a week ago I discovered 2 charges against the debit card that I use on my business Amazon account. I contacted Amazon and they tell me they would do an investigation to find out what the charges were for. I told them it look like it was for a prime membership. They explained that if the charges were not made by me they would refund the money. Later in the day, I received an email from their customer service telling me they had discovered that the charges were for a prime account not associated with my account. They would refund the money and it would show up in my account within 3 to 5 business days.

A few days after this I am at the bank and I explained to them what had happened. They cancel the debit card and tell me they would issue me a new card. A few days after that I am at the bank again for a different reason and I am talking to the banker. He mentions to me that there had been 2 more attempts made against the debit card. They had flagged the card and the account to ensure no other fraudulent charges would be made against the account. He recommended closing the business account, canceling the debit cards and opening a new account and new debit cards, which we did.

I call Amazon and tell them about the new charges to my debit card and it looks like they have a problem with fraud. They explained that they will look into it and see what they can discover. Meantime I tell them I want to cancel my business account. Later I receive an email from Amazon telling me that to cancel the business account I must convert it to a personal account. I explained to them that I already have a personal account and I don’t need a 2nd one. But they tell me they cannot cancel business account only I can do that.

Yesterday I placed an order with Amazon. Fivve minutes after confirming the purchase a 2nd email shows up showing that I have ordered the same product a 2nd time. I go into my account and try to cancel 1 of the orders. I get an email informing me they cannot cancel the order because it is already being prepared for shipping. I call Amazon and request their customer service cancel 1 of the orders. I am informed that they can’t cancel the order because it’s already being prepared for shipping. That I can refuse the orders and they will issue a refund.

I tell you all this for one reason, you better be watching your Amazon accounts very closely. I have never had this much trouble with Amazon as I have had in the last week or so. It would appear to me that Amazon has a major issue going on internally. Possibly some of the unhappy employees have decided to get back at them online by creating issues with their customers.

WATCH your accounts.

Slavery

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I have a theory.

I have a few friends of mixed race couples. In every instance it is a black man with a white woman. If you get into a discussion with them, at least those that will discuss it with you, about their marriage, the black man will tell you that 1 of his reasons for marrying a white woman was so that their children would be lighter skinned. Those that will talk to me have told me that they know of black children who have been picked on concerning their dark skin color. They realize that lighter skinned Blacks have an easier time of it than the darker skinned Blacks. Will this may or may not be true, but I have dated a woman in the past who I thought was actually white and it turned out she was from a black family.

I don’t have a problem with black people. I just find certain things interesting. I know one couple where the wife is very prejudiced and refuses to allow the black man’s family in their house. I asked him why he allows this to happen and usually all I get is a shrug. I don’t care, who marries who is their problem not mine.

Therefore I have come up with my own reasoning and I call this black slavery.

Rogue Cops

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I love to read! There is one book that I have read or listen to the audio copy numerous times. This book captures my attention and zeal for the truth. If you haven’t read or listen to the audio copy of this book I encourage you to do so.

The fact that our public libraries offer audiobooks that can be checked out make it so easy for people to read or listen to some of the good books that are out there. I have a list of over 90 books that I plan to listen to the audio version. I can sit for hours and listen to the books. Now I know many of you will say listening to the audio version may not be as good as actually reading it, but I don’t care.

The name of the book I am referring to is by John Grisham. I am sure all of you have heard of John and the many books that he has authored over the years. The name of this book is “Rogue Lawyer,” and it is a spell bounding book and gives us insight into the crooked world of the police. I cannot get enough of this book, especially book number 3.

 

Police Brutality

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The recent killing of a Dallas man by a Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, has left me thinking.

If an everyday citizen with a permit to carry a weapon, where to park on the wrong floor, walked to the wrong door, and attempt to open it: and shooting the person inside the unit dead, that person would have been put in jail immediately and within 48 hours charged with murder. But because this was a police officer, and it was investigated by the Texas Rangers, they allowed Amber to remain free and did not charge her for several days. This stinks of bias on the part of the police. The DA of Dallas County is doing the right thing and doing her own investigation. This officer needs to be charged with murder and put in jail.

I believe that the tide is turning where past juries have let police off on murders because of who it was that was being charged. Not the person but what they stood for. Now, juries are looking at the situations more closely and I firmly believe that more police are going to go to prison.

Bob Woodward “Fear”

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I started to read Bob Woodward’s book, “Fear” today.

I watched the interview by Savannah Guthrie of the Today Show of Bob Woodward’s the other day. When Guthrie asked the question, “why should anyone believe you,” it dawned on me that it didn’t really matter. Even if Woodward had listed names, dates, times, for each item in the book, the reader still has to decide whether he believes what he is reading.

So who cares whether reader will believe him or not? You would have to have lived with your head in the sand not to see what is going on in our country. Whether you voted for Trump are not there has to be some fear of what is happening inside the White House. So as you read the book by Bob Woodward you have to either take it with a grain of salt or believe most of what is in the book is true.

So make your own decision, but don’t let the Today Show sway your opinion in either direction.

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