I have started writing this several times but have had to stop so I could either work on school work or take care of something around here. It has been very hot here and I have not had a lot of energy to do much of anything. I had to cut the grass the other day and thought I was going to die. I got dizzy and when I was finished my urine was like iced tea. It was nice to know that my son was watching me from inside through the window. I guess he might have called someone if I had passed out or something.
Our American Bulldog, Emma, is doing much better after her surgery. She still limps and probably will for the rest of her life but she is putting weight on her leg and has even tried to jump on the bed. We have to put her cone of shame on at night to keep her from jumping up there. Our other two dogs are enjoying their time on the bed at night. Usually they have to sleep in the spare room.
I have stayed pretty quiet about Israel and Gaza. I am very disappointed that our country is sending additional money and weapons to Israel and not holding them accountable for their violation of international law that governs occupied lands and targeting civilians and UN facilities. Didn’t the US and the UK bomb Iraq for targeting UN facilities?
I really don’t want my tax dollars being sent to Israel, or any other country for that matter. The 8 million dollars a day we send to Israel in military aid could buy a lot of new books for schools and provide a lot of hot meals for kids who miss a hot lunch when school is out of session. 8 million dollars a day is a lot of money, and it could even go to paying a little more on the interest of our national debt.
So since I brought up Israel, I encourage everyone or anyone who reads this to not buy products that are made in Israel. How do you know what is from Israel? Well you can’t always count on the “made in” comment of the item since Israel sometimes puts Made in USA on the products, but the UPC can tell you where a product was made. Products made in Israel have a UPC that starts with 729. The Soda Stream system that you can make your own Pop at home is a product from Israel, although they don’t always say made in Israel, their UPC does start with 729. You can’t always be 100% sure where a product is made, because they sometimes use a different nations code, mostly that of the US.
Remember, you are NOT an anti-Semite if you do not agree with Israel’s invasion of Gaza or the support they are getting from the US.
Total casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 6799
Deaths by Conflict:
Operation Enduring Freedom :2329
Operation Iraqi Freedom :4403
Operation New Dawn :67
19-year-old Army Pfc. Keith M. Williams