On The Great Plains

Using graphics to

remember all kinds of stuff

such as history

~

n.b. American Bison / also known as buffalo / Bob Marley / Buffalo Soldiers / African-American regiments of the US Army / Civil wars of the USA / Indigenous Americans* / First Nation / slavery / colonisation / land grabs / exploitation / What is freedom? / What do we love and whom do we love? / Who pays for prosperity? / Is a life survived best left unexposed? / ethics / Trace’ by Lauret Savoy.

* I am uncertain how to collectively name the people who populated The Great Plains of the North American continent. Advice happily received.

n.n.b. Inspired by NF. Thank you.

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CLP 10/03/2021

On Numbers 28

This time popular

vote is mirrored in colleges.

Countdown has started.

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n.b. First, first time loser for 28 years. That’s the first time in 7 USA elections when a President has been binned after 4 years in the job. Some football managers last longer in their posts than that.

Let’s be frank about this, he’s had a go, grew his vote, but grew the opposition vote by more. He’s been fired.

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CLP 10/11/2020

On Numbers 4

Storm Eta we wait

For you to complete your dance

Before you spool east

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n.b. This Category 4 hurricane has caused considerable damage in Nicaragua and is now moving towards Cuba and then onto the east coast of the USA.

While the results of the USA presidential election are being clarified, something more powerful than any man, stalks the Caribbean Sea, (again). It is estimated that at least 150 lives have been lost in this storm by the time of writing.

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CLP 7th November, 2020

On Numbers $400m

Private donations

Prop up a democracy

USA failed state

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n.b. It is reported by the Organisation for Security & Cooperation in Europe that the operating costs of the USA elections have been partially covered from the pockets of the wealthiest people on the planet.

While the electioneers are estimated to have spent around $14 billion on campaigning, the costs of administering the mechanics of the voting system were supported by a donation of $400m from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. This donation had been necessary because the world’s richest nation has not fully funded its own democratic machinery.

That is what I call “interesting”.

~

CLP 05/11/2020

On The Street xi

London Town from an Airbus, 2017

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No longer gold-paved

Whittington has turned away

Back to the country

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n.b. I refer you to the story of Dick Whittington and (appropriately for this FaceBook age) his cat. The cat ended up quite wealthy too.

CLP 10/10/2020

In the (U)SA (?)

There will reach a point

When people have to sit down

And smoke the pipe of peace

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CLP 03/06/2020

In the (U)SA (viii)

From France, as a gift

Statue of Liberty

Now Paris flares up

.

CLP 03/06/2020

In the (U)SA (vii)

Let us not pretend

That this begins and ends there

Black Lives Matter here

.

CLP 02/06/2020

In the (U)SA (vi)

New China Daily”

Delights in Presidential tweets

Pot calling kettle…

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n.b. www.ccn.com reports that the People’s Republic of China’s national / official news media highlights the irony of China’s government being criticised for how the PRC is responding to pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, by a US President who is calling for “domination” of the people demonstrating against police brutality following George Floyd’s callous murder.

CLP  02/06/2020

In the (U)SA (v)

On the seventh day

After 60 days locked in

Who is listening?

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CLP 02/06/2020