Former White Supremacist Christian Picciolini Speaks Out On Charlottesville, VA.

The downside of being a white supremacist.

Gronda Morin

White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville. Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share via REUTERS White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville. Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share via REUTERS

On this blog, I and many others bloggers have decried US law enforcement’s focus on preventing terrorist activities by foreigners when the odds of Americans being harmed by domestic terrorists are much greater. But this set of priorities is not likely to change while we have a republican President Donald Trump in the White House who refuses to deal with credible studies but instead bases his policies on “fake news” supportive of his own ideology.

It is important to note that White Supremacists’ groups have been using  similar recruiting tactics practiced by ISIS as well as connecting with others via the same social website. There is a Russian version of Facebook, VK (VKontakte), which has been attracting a significant number of followers…

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EDITING 101: Now covers 50 topics to date…

Great information in order that makes reading it easier.

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EDITING 101: 01 – Introduction and ‘Redundancies’

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Good People Doing Good Things — Seniors

Elders doing good things.

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golfBack in May, my ‘good people’ post featured kids doing good things.  This week, I decided it might be fun to go to the other end of the spectrum and look at seniors doing good things!   Some people retire and just enjoy life, travel, visit the grandkids, play that silly game with the tiny white ball.  But others almost start their lives over again when they retire, returning to school, starting an encore career, volunteering …

Today I am sharing just short pieces about several seniors who are making a difference, some small, others big, but they are giving of themselves.  They are indeed, good people doing good things …


I Like Being 98 …

old ladyEvelyn (no last name given) was 97 when her driver’s license was taken away from her for no other reason than her age. So, at age 98, she decided to get it back in…

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Hummingbirds~

More pictures of hummers from Cindy Knoke.


I can’t believe I finally got a photo of a hummingbird’s forked tongue! I have never captured the fork at the end of the tongue because it typically springs open once a hummer inserts her tongue in a flower. But here it is, for us to see!

We have somewhere around 70 or more hummers at The Holler now, so we are getting lots of very bright color. Hummers flash their colors at will, sometimes as warnings when sparring. This guy was caught at dusk, flashing away to keep intruders at bay.


Once a year, at peak swarm, I feed the hummers by hand. I only do it once, for about an hour because I don’t want the hummers to become tame, thinking all humans can be trusted, because unfortunately, as we all know, some humans should not be trusted.
By the way, the white dust you see on this…

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FBI And DHS Warned Of Problems With White Supremacists

What’s actually going on.

Gronda Morin

Related imageThere is a May 10, 2017 FBI/ DHS report warning about future threats that exist to Americans by White Supremacists groups which far exceeds any potential harm by foreign terrorists attacks that the republican President Donald Trump’s administration seems to focus all of its attention. Here is the report obtained and released by Foreign Policy.

Towards this end, funds have been cut for government law enforcement agencies to fight against the very real anticipated threats  by White Supremacists groups.

After all, what do facts have anything to do with the president’s creation of policy. What does count is catering to the racists, White Supremacists, neo-Nazis,  Islamophobic zealots that comprise a significant portion of the president’s voting base.

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Here are facts about how likely “we the people” are vulnerable to attacks by domestic terrorists versus foreign perpetrators…

On January 31, 2017, Dave Mosher and Skye Gould of the Business Insider penned…

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