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Prepper with a BIG HEART!

The shelter he built and his accumulation of supplies — enough so that 100 people could live there — was Badame's life's work. The couple built the place, with its subterranean living area and lead-lined bomb shelter, along with outbuildings. For forty years, they filled them with everything they'd need, from coal furnaces and kerosene refrigerators to barrels of food and other supplies.

But he's losing it all now, after the bank foreclosed on his property.

"I'm losing this house," he said, looking at the building from his driveway Monday. It's a blow to a man who is still heartbroken from losing his wife. "This will never be a survival dwelling for Phyliss or I."

But, he admits, his passion for creating the perfect shelter has diminished since his wife's death, and there are few family members and friends left to worry about saving.

"I described myself as a spirit in search of a purpose," he said.

Remarkably, he found what he was looking for before the estate sale this past weekend, when he met Victoria Martinez-Barber, 30. She and her husband, Anthony Barber, were hired to provide food at the estate sale through Tony & Tori's Grill, the food truck they run.

Martinez-Barber told Badame that all the money from the food truck was going to help her family in Puerto Rico. They were alive, but homeless and hungry in Arecibo thanks to Hurricane Maria.

He donated $100. Then he showed her his food store room.




the rest:
http://www.nj.com/burlington/index.ssf/2017/09/how_a_heartbroken_doomsday_prepper_who_lost_everyt.html



When it comes down to it, there are great people and heroes right in our midst.






Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Oct 1, 2017, 05:35 PM (6 replies)

Merry Clayton Naked Voice Gimme Shelter








"It was also a grim time around the world. The assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, the Tet Offensive, the brutal suppression of the Prague Spring--all of these were recent memories. Not surprisingly, Let it Bleed was not the most cheerful of albums. As Stephen Davis writes in his book Old Gods Almost Dead: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones, "No rock record, before or since, has ever so completely captured the sense of palpable dread that hung over its era."





And no song on Let it Bleed articulates this dread with greater force than the apocalyptic "Gimme Shelter," in which Mick Jagger sings of a fire "sweepin' our very street today," like a "Mad bull lost his way."

Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away




I said, Well, play the track. It's late. I'd love to get back home. So they play the track and tell me that I'm going to sing--this is what you're going to sing: Oh, children, it's just a shot away. It had the lyrics for me. I said, Well, that's cool. So I did the first part, and we got down to the rape, murder part. And I said, Why am I singing rape, murder? ...So they told me the gist of what the lyrics were, and I said Oh, okay, that's cool. So then I had to sit on a stool because I was a little heavy in my belly. I mean, it was a sight to behold. And we got through it. And then we went in the booth to listen, and I saw them hooting and hollering while I was singing, but I didn't know what they were hooting and hollering about. And when I got back in the booth and listened, I said, Ooh, that's really nice. They said, well, You want to do another? I said, well, I'll do one more, I said and then I'm going to have to say thank you and good night. I did one more, and then I did one more. So it was three times I did it, and then I was gone. The next thing I know, that's history.

Clayton sang with such emotional force that her voice cracked. ("I was just grateful that the crack was in tune," she told Gross.) In the isolated vocal track above, you can hear the others in the studio shouting in amazement. Despite giving what would become the most famous performance of her career, it turned out to be a tragic night for Clayton. Shortly after leaving the studio, she lost her baby in a miscarriage. It has generally been assumed that the stress from the emotional intensity of her performance and the lateness of the hour caused the miscarriage. For many years Clayton found the song too painful to hear, let alone sing. "That was a dark, dark period for me," she told the Los Angeles Times in 1986, "but God gave me the strength to overcome it. I turned it around. I took it as life, love and energy and directed it in another direction, so it doesn't really bother me to sing 'Gimme Shelter' now. Life is short as it is and I can't live on yesterday."

http://www.openculture.com/2013/06/mick_jagger_tells_the_story_behind_gimme_shelter.html







Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Oct 1, 2017, 03:41 PM (2 replies)

A Little Sympathy

"Please allow me to introduce myself,
I'm a man of wealth and taste
Been around a long, long year,
Stole many a man's soul and faith,

I was there when Jesus Christ
had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
washed his hands,
and sealed his fate"








Shit gets real at about 3:15.

Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Oct 1, 2017, 03:21 PM (0 replies)

Everybody was Tai Chi Fighting!

Chen Master vs. large man.

Big dude takes longer to get up each time.



Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Oct 1, 2017, 01:20 PM (7 replies)

It's Worth Asking...





https://twitter.com/ChrisMurphyCT/status/913831097728929793





Posted by wonderwarthog | Sun Oct 1, 2017, 12:51 PM (12 replies)

Nagin

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Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Sep 30, 2017, 03:50 PM (4 replies)

Why isnt Trump rushing to help Puerto Ricos U.S. citizens? Political payback



"While President Donald Trump spent the weekend obsessing on Twitter over NFL players exercising their right to free speech, the devastated island of Puerto Rico went without vital U.S. aid.

Trump’s leadership in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria has not only been absent, but in the few instances that Trump has mentioned the U.S. territory, he has delivered only blabber that passes for presidential speech, and has proposed no solutions.

And His trolls have been busy on the internet making it seem as if Trump is a powerhouse of action, passing along fake news that he has sent Navy ships and all kinds of massive aid.


In fact, on Monday, Trump was downright judgmental and victim-blaming.


“Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble,” he tweeted.


Why isn’t Trump rushing to help Puerto Rico when there’s so much the U.S. could do to alleviate the suffering?

It’s a matter of generalized American indifference, certainly, as the Weather Channel, for example, was more interested in Hurricane Jose — even though it was way farther from the U.S east coast — than Maria’s direct hit on Puerto Rico. There’s the sour grapes about the Trump-managed golf course on the island that went bankrupt.

But, most likely, the malaise is political payback.

Hillary Clinton carried 72 percent of the Puerto Rican vote, according to polls. The Puerto Ricans in Central Florida, largely Democrats, were supposed to be Clinton’s “secret weapon” to carry the state.

Yes, Maria is Trump’s Katrina."


http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/fabiola-santiago/article175548931.html











Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Sep 30, 2017, 11:37 AM (47 replies)

Ms. Divine

As seen on community access cable channel in New York City.

I would jump out of an airplane for Ms. Divine.









Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Sep 30, 2017, 10:14 AM (2 replies)

Extremely Non Politically Correct Blues

From the days when such things did not exist. People called things pretty much as they saw them.

Ironically, many in the gay community regard this song as one of the early examples of coming out.

""Sissy Man Blues" is a very interesting song and has its place in gay music history,
with its famous line, "Lord, if you can't send me no woman, please send me some sissy man."

http://www.queermusicheritage.com/feb2004smb.html


You might see a humorous element in this, but actually the song seems to be, for the 1930's, a shockingly truthful admission of pain -

"And I woke up this mornin' with my pork grindin' business in my hand
And I woke up this mornin' with my pork grindin' business in my hand
Lord if you can't send me no woman, please send me some sissy man"


And if you say you've never been there, either you are a liar or will never have to worry about going blind.















"I believe, I believe I'll go back home
I believe, I believe I'll go back home
Lord acknowledge to my good gal mama, Lord that I have done you wrong

Now I'm going to ring up China yeah man, see can I find my good gal over there
Now I'm going to ring up China yeah man, see can I find my good gal over there
Says the Good Book tells me, that I got a good gal in this world some where

Oh and the church bells is toning yeah man, on one Sunday morning
Oh and the church bells is toning yeah man, on one Sunday morning
Hollering some old dirty deacon, I mean rung that bell stole my gal and gone

And I woke up this mornin' with my pork grindin' business in my hand1
And I woke up this mornin' with my pork grindin' business in my hand
Lord if you can't send me no woman, please send me some sissy man

I'm going to sing these blues mama yeah man, and I'm going to lay them upon your shelf
I'm going to sing these blues mama yeah man, and I'm going to lay them upon your shelf
Lord you going to hear these blues again mama, well you sure got to sing them yourself"


I first heard Kokomo Arnold in room 1548 of the Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC.

It was around midnight, couldn't sleep, much in the same circumstance as the song indicates.

Turned on New York University college radio, and Kokomo Arnold's "I'm Busy Bootin'" came belting out of the ether.

Been hooked ever since.


Posted by wonderwarthog | Sat Sep 30, 2017, 09:44 AM (15 replies)

Playing the Dirty Dozens

It means, if I recall, engaging in pejoratives regarding the family members of ones opponent.

Served up hot and nasty by 1930's blues craftsman Kokomo Arnold.



Posted by wonderwarthog | Fri Sep 29, 2017, 05:47 PM (0 replies)
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