Tuesday, September 6, 2016

201st post

What I've been doing is telling stories of my life from the beginning and

in the past (blog # 1) and just doing that ain't going to work because I believe

you would like to hear about the present, too.

You see, I've completed over 200 stories (blogs), and do two blogs a day.

You can get to the remainder of my stories thru, Facebook

and Twitter.


Forrest Caricofe

I know that Father's starting to turn, but let's back up a bit, maybe a 100 yards

to the Northeast. A vacant field is there now to the left and just bordering

Grandmother Caricofe's home if you are facing her front door. It's been

up for lease for a long time just like it took to build the nice little brick Baptist

Church that's just beside and North of Mother's friend, Mrs. Logan whose home

is more East than North from Mother's home.

The Food Lion grocery store wanted to buy and build a store on that vacant lot,

but because Turner Ashby High was just to the left, like facing Grandmother's

home, they would not allow the store to be built there and sell liquor....


You know, I really want to present more of a nuetral stand like "sitting on the

fence so to speak." So, I Googled nuetral news and from I got:

"Quest for Truth:

A List of the Top 8 Unbiased News SourcesPosted on August 24, 2012 by

Alex Chrum


Wikinews is perhaps one of the best places to find original and unbiased

news stories. Like Wikipedia, it allows for collaboration with and feedback

from the general public, ensuring that differing viewpoints are heard, and

that lies and partisanship are actively called out.


AlterNet is one of my favorite online news sources. Their mission describes

them as “award-winning news magazine and online community that creates

original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent

media sources.” Their goal is “to inspire action and advocacy on the

environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health

care issues, and more.”

The Real News

The Real News is another one of my favorites. The header of their website

proclaims, “NO GOVERNMENT, CORPORATE OR ADVERTISING $$$,” which stands as a marker of self-proclaimed nonpartisanship, political and


They report on news from all around the world, offering stories ignored by

most other major outlets.


Reuters, an international news agency stationed in London, is so dedicated

to journalistic objectivity that they sometimes receive criticism for it. After

the September 11 attacks, they were accused of insensitivity because of their

reluctance to use the word “terrorist” except when in quotes.

The Independent

The Independent is a U.K. newspaper that reports on news from around

the world. While its status as “independent” often garners accusations of

liberalism, the paper does not endorse any political party and offers a

wide range of views on different topics.

"PBS, BBC and CSPAN are also major notable outlets. When compared to

others, such as Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN, they offer unprecedented


About Alex Chrum

St. Louis. Left of liberal. Feminist. Bookworm. Hockey fan.

This entry was posted in News, Politics and tagged news, unbiased news.

So, from now on I will try to use these 8 websites, instead of the news

sources listed in the last sentence above.

Mother Teresa

Note: some of the events printed in this article have already been

completed, but I would still like to follow the life history of Mother Teresa.

"Mother Teresa: The Life of a Saint

Before Mother Teresa became a saint, she was a nun, a nurse and a

recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in 1910 to Albanian

parents in Skopje, then part of the Ottoman Empire and now the capital

of Macedonia. Today, she is regarded as the city’s most important native,

and celebrations for her canonization will be held there for a week.

“Skopje and the citizens of Skopje will use this opportunity to thank the

saint Mother Teresa and to continue on the path that she unselfishly

showed us — the path towards understanding, compassion and love,”

said Koce Trajanovski, the mayor of Skopje, where streets and clinics

are named for her. A memorial in her honor has attracted more than

700,000 visitors over the last five years.

The canonization will be broadcast live on the Vatican’s television station

and streamed online through a Vatican website. It will be presented on

Vatican Radio in seven languages, including Albanian.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to gather at St. Peter’s Square

on Sunday, along with 15 official government delegations, including

representatives of India and the United States. The chief Vatican

spokesman, Greg Burke, said all 100,000 tickets that the Holy See had

made available have been distributed.

Mr. Burke recalled a visit to the Vatican press room that Mother Teresa

made “many years ago.” “She’s not the only saint to have passed through

here,” he said, “but there haven’t been many, I think,” he said.

She is the perfect saint for the year of mercy, the Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuk,

the superior general of the Missionary Fathers of Charity, one of the

religious institutes founded by Mother Teresa, said on Friday.

Mother Teresa was “so aware of her need for mercy before God. She was

very much at home with her own poverty,” added Father Kolodiejchuk,

the chief promoter of her case for sainthood.

“This Year of Mercy is first of all a reminder to all of us that before God

we all stand in need of mercy; so in this we are all poor.”"

Aleksandar Dimishkovski contributed reporting from Skopje, Macedonia.

© 2016 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Hurricane Hermine


"Hermine, a storm that raked Florida with hurricane-force winds last week,

lingered on Tuesday off the U.S. East Coast where it was expected to produce

heavy gusts and rain over the next two days.

Forecasters warned swimmers and boaters to stay out of treacherous

waters and rough surf. New York City said all public beaches would be

closed through Tuesday because of "life-threatening" rip currents.

At 2 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Hermine's center was about 110 miles (175 km)

southeast of the eastern tip of Long Island and expected to move northwest

at about 9 mph (15 kph).

Hermine was forecast to bring up to 2 inches (5 cm) of rain to Rhode Island

and southern Massachusetts through Wednesday, the National Weather

Service said.

A tropical storm warning remained in effect from the eastern end of New

York's Long Island and to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island off


On Cape Cod and its islands, high surf and wind put a crimp in the Labor

Day plans of many people looking to celebrate summer's end, but some

beaches farther south reopened.

Hermine was classified as a Category 1 hurricane when it slammed into

Florida's Gulf Coast on Friday. It became a post-tropical storm by week's

end after its winds dropped below 74 miles per hour (119 kph) and it lost

its tropical characteristics.

The storm, which crossed northern Florida and then moved up the Georgia

and the Carolina coasts, was packing sustained surface winds of up to 65

mph (100 kph) with higher gusts, the National Weather Service said.

"Just because it's a post-tropical cyclone doesn't mean the impact of

tropical force winds, winds in general and storm surge go away," said

National Hurricane Center spokesman Dennis Feltgen.

The storm has claimed at least three lives, in Florida and in North and

South Carolina. The third reported death was that of a man struck by a

car on a South Carolina highway on Friday as he tried to move a fallen

tree, a Colleton County fire department spokesman said.

Hermine became the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 11 years,

packing winds of 80 mph (130 kph), and knocking out power to 300,000

homes and businesses."

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee)

Hurricane Newton

Published:  Sep 6 2016 07:45 PM EDT

Story Highlights

"Hurricane Newton made landfall early Tuesday morning in southern Baja


Newton will make a second landfall in northwest Mexico early Wednesday.

Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides are expected in parts of Baja

California and northwest Mexico.

Newton's remnant moisture will then bring locally heavy rain to parts of

Arizona and New Mexico late Wednesday into Thursday.

Hurricane Newton made landfall early Tuesday morning near Cabo San

Lucas, Mexico, as a high-end Category 1 hurricane, and will eventually

spread remnant moisture to parts of the U.S. Desert Southwest.

Newton has been weakening ever since, but as it emerges over the Gulf

of California Tuesday evening, some strengthening is possible before a

second landfall in northwest Mexico early Wednesday.

A weather observation station near Cabo San Lucas reported Tuesday

morning sustained winds of 78 mph with a gust up to 116 mph, the

National Hurricane Center said.

Current Storm Status

Newton rapidly intensified after first becoming Tropical Depression

Fifteen-E Sunday afternoon to a Category 1 hurricane just 24 hours later.

Newton then made landfall in Cabo San Lucas about 12 hours later.

3:15 am. 5:26 AM - 6 Sep 2016

Hurricane warnings continue for Cabo San Lazaro to Santa Fe, from

La Paz to Mulege, and from Guaymas to Puerto Libertad in Mexico.

Winds up to 75 mph are possible in this region.

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for areas north of Cabo San Lazaro

to Punta Abreojos, north of Mulege to Bahia San Juan Bautista, and from

Altata to Guaymas.

Watches and Warnings

A watch means hurricane or tropical storm conditions are possible within

48 hours. A warning means those conditions are expected within 36 hours.

Newton became only the seventh hurricane since 1971 to make landfall near

Los Cabos, Mexico. Just over two years ago, Hurricane Odile was the

strongest hurricane of record to landfall, there.

(RECAPS: Hurricane Odile | Remnant Moisture Triggered U.S. Flooding)

Newton is forecast to produce total rainfall accumulations of 8 to 12 inches

over the state of Baja California Sur, and 5 to 10 inches across northwest

Mexico. Isolated amounts of up to 18 inches are possible in Baja California.

This copious amount of rainfall could produce life-threatening flash floods

and mudslides, especially in the mountainous terrain.

Additional Rainfall through Wednesday

Here's the latest from the National Hurricane Center (NHC):

Hurricane Newton was centered about 45 miles south-southeast of

Mulege, Mexico, as of Tuesday evening, local time.
Newton will move over the Gulf of California later Tuesday evening,

and then make a second landfall, likely as a tropical storm or Category 1

hurricane, over northwest Mexico's mainland early Wednesday.

Locally heavy rain, along with life-threatening flash floods and mudslides

are expected for coastal portions of the Mexican states of Michoacan,

Colima, Jalisco, Nayarit and Sinaloa, as well as Baja California Sur,

through midweek.

Swells generated by this storm along the coasts of western Mexico and

Baja California will likely cause life-threatening surf and rip currents.

Damaging hurricane-force winds will exit the Baja peninsula later Tuesday

evening and head toward northwest Mexico by early Wednesday.

Storm surge flooding can be expected along and to the east of where

Newton made landfall.

This system will then impact the Southwest U.S. later this week as a

tropical depression (more on this below).

Note that impacts (particularly heavy rain, high surf, coastal flooding)

with any tropical cyclone may spread beyond its forecast path.

Heavy Rain for the Southwest U.S. Later this Week?

After Newton makes landfall in northwest Mexico, it will continue

northward into the Southwest U.S., weakening quickly over dry,

mountainous northwest Mexico.

Parts of Arizona and far western New Mexico, including Tucson,

Arizona, could pick up 1 to 3 inches of rain from Wednesday afternoon

into Thursday night. Some locations may see as much as 5 inches in

localized heavy downpours.

Rainfall Through Thursday

Flash flooding of normally dry washes and arroyos will be a concern

in Arizona and New Mexico with any areas of slow-moving heavy rain."



After Mother and I ate our chicken, long cut green beans and fruit cocktail,

Mother took her afternoon nap and I was a little tired myself which is unusual.

I lay on the couch to read a book, head facing east, and it wasn't too long until

I was fast a sleep....


Quote of the Day

"I believe in the Kiss Principle, keep it Simple, Senora, and keep it Simple,

sir." Forrest Caricofe

Google: "About 68,300 results (1.10 seconds)

No results found for "I believe in the Kiss Principle, keep it Simple, Senora,

and keep it Simple, sir."" Ladies first again, and you see,  I have disadvantage

son named Ryan and I have heard that other S word quite a lot.

I changed my mind about calling the garden part of my stories  "In The

Garden with Andre Viette and Forrest Caricofe." I steal a lot of other

people's work. I copy and paste a lot and I mean a lot, but I do try to give

the news sites the proper credit that is listed.

So, I will call it "In the Flower Garden with Forrest Caricofe." I hope Mr.

Viette won't get upset about me using the words: "In the, Garden and with.

I've almost completed the replanting of flowers to the back corner bed

and after I am satisfied with that I have some more landscaping to do.

There's is a farmer's hay field just Northeast of here and they were making

hay for the second time this season. Soybean and corn border our property

on three sides except for the North and the plants look green and growing.

It has been a good year for plants.

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