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As I Wrote In My Thank You Letters . . . Galganov.com was Forced to Spend so Much Money last Month and this Month, to Purchase a New Monthly Directory Distribution Program (Service) – Establish a New Method of Accepting Financial Support (Goodbye PayPal), and the Remaking (still in progress) of the Programming of Galganov.com, that I didn’t know whether I was Coming or Going.
But With Your Help . . . we made Back Enough Money to See Over the Top of the Hole. And if Next Month’s Support is Equivalent . . . Galganov.com Might Get Back To Even.
And to the People who Apologize for Not Being in the Financial Position to Support, or Might be Supporting Less, because of Changing Circumstances – Never Apologize. I Appreciate your Moral Support and Whatever you Might be Able to Send our Way.
How Important Is It . . . That The LEFT Committed An Attemped Coup D’état?
It’s Really Important . . . And we should all be Paying Attention to it, because, If Freedom of Fair Elections Cannot be Entirely Trusted, we might as well Pack-It-All-In & Stop Pretending we Live in a Free Society, where the Government Serves the People, Instead of the People Serving the Government.
How Important Is The Threat Of War With Iran?
I’m Guessing that the Possibility of Going to War Against Iran is Real. And I’m also Guessing, that the White House, the State Department, the CIA and the Chiefs of Staff are Pushing the Envelope . . . To The Point, Where Iran Either Crawls Back Under its Rock, or Better be Prepared for a Serious Beating.
I Also Think, the White House Wouldn’t Mind all that Much . . . to Publicly Bloody the Nose of Iran, which would Send an Unmistakable Message to the Rest of the Bad Actors of the World.
How Important Is The Trade War With China?
The Trade War With China . . . Is Critical to all the American Companies who Produce Products for Pennies in the Chinese Totalitarian State, while Selling their Products for Huge Amounts of Dollars in America.
Screw China . . . Screw the Companies who Prefer to Build & Assemble their Products in what is More or Less a Slave State . . . So They Can Get Stinking Rich Ripping All-Of-Us-Off Back Home.
Should We Worry About Russia?
Russia Is A Pain-In-The-Ass Regional Tempest In A Teapot . . . Trying To Be Internationally Relevant, while Skimming as Much-Off the Discord Russia Creates as Possible.
What About Global Warming . . . Climate Change & The Environment?
The Planet is 4.5 Billion Years Old. And for 4.5 Billion Years, the climate has ben Changing. And Earth has been Warming-Up & Cooling Down for as long as we have been able to Discern.
What’s New About Climate Change . . . Is that after 4.5 Billion Years, a Group of LEFTIST Shmucks, Including Self-Indulgent Professors, Businessmen, Politicians & a World of Lay-People who Know Nothing, but think they Know Everything, Has Contributed . . . To The Greatest Global Scam Ever.
As Far As The Environment . . . Why don’t the LEFTIST Jerks Invest Billions of Dollars Cleaning-Up the Land & the Oceans – The result Of Their Own Mess, Rather than Spending Billions of Dollars, making things Worse for the Average Person, by Spreading a Lie?
Example . . . British Columbia – Canada’s LEFT Coast, which Deems to Lecture all Canadians on Protecting the Global Environment . . . Dumps Billions Upon Billions Of Gallons Of Raw Sewage, Containing Every Contaminant (Toxic) we can Think of, Into the Pacific Ocean. And They’re Just One Of An Unlimited Number Of Similar Hypocrites.
Everything In The Proceeding Is Important . . . But Not As Important As This.
If you Hear or Read Statistics, which show Everything is Fine & Booming – that Wages are Up, Taxes are Down (In The USA – Not In Canada), and there are More Jobs than Ever . . . That’s True . . . But It Doesn’t Mean Life Is Better For Most.
To The Contrary . . . In Spite Of Everything You Are Told – The Cost Of Everything Is Up & Becoming Unaffordable In Canada & The United States – But Far More-So In Canada.
Because Of The Crazy Cost Of Gasoline In Canada, in some Places more than $7 A Gallon . . . I Cannot Drive here & there as I have Normally Done, which means a Whole Bunch of Things.
1 – Restaurants, even Decent Quality Greasy Spoons, have become so Expensive, that Anne & I Hardly Eat-Out. And we’re Not the Only Ones.
2 – I Need a Delivery of Gravel, but because of the Cost of Fuel, the Delivery Costs are Almost as Much as the Gravel. I’ll Order Less Gravel.
Anne & I Also Love To Entertain . . .
3 – I went Grocery Shopping with Anne Yesterday, and was Literally Sickened at the Cost of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables . . . And A One-Pound Rib Steak Was $20.
4 – So Tomorrow . . . I’ll Cook a 12-Pound Turkey, which we Bought Frozen in the USA (We Bought Two At Price Chopper), which actually Cost more than what we Usually Spend in America for a Frozen Turkey, but was still a Third to a Quarter Less Expensive than what we have to Pay in Canada, which will Feed Anne, Myself, Stryker & Friends Several Great Meals for a Few Days, for Less than just One So-So Meal at a Regular Restaurant, which would Cost us as Much As . . . and More than $50 with Tax & Tip . . . Not to mention the Cost of the Gas.
5 – On Sunday – Anne & I Will Drive to Costco & Spend Several Hundred Dollars on Great Food Staples, much of Which we will be able to Freeze, and Enjoy over a Period of Weeks Instead of Days.
We will also Buy a Great Many Frozen Products, such as Freshly Frozen Salmon, which are long Lasting in the Freezer & Delicious when Prepared.
After Costco . . . Anne & I will Drive to our Favorite Butcher & Buy a Dozen or More Rib-Steaks if the Price is Good, which should Keep me Over the Entire Summer, since Steaks Generally Freeze Very Well in Freezer-Bags, and Anne Doesn’t Eat Steaks.
And We’ll Buy At Least Two Briskets . . . Possibly Three, which we’ll Freeze, which will also Keep us going over Most of the Summer, Enabling us to Entertain Friends.
Did I Mention That I Also Make A Fabulous Stew & Am A Wizard On The BBQ?
Anne & I had Planned a Few Great Summer RV Getaways with our Smaller RV. Two 3-Hour Trips to the USA, and Two 4-Hour Trips in the Direction of Toronto.
One Trip will be to the Lake Placid Area, which we will use to Help Offset the Cost of Gas, by Buying as Much Less Expensive Non-Perishable Products in the USA as Possible, than they Cost in Canada, even at the Horrific Exchange Rate (An American Dollar Costs Us About $1.35 Canadian).
The other American Trip Will Be To Watertown NY, where I will Feast on a Great Rib-Steak Meal at the Texas Roadhouse, which will Cost Anne & Myself about $50 US, Meal, Tax & Tip Included.
For Under $70 Canadian . . . I’ll Have a 20-Ounce Rib Steak Rare (a Quarter Of That Goes to Stryker) with all the Trimmings and a Beer. Anne will have either Chicken or Fish & all the Trimmings, most Probably with a Glass of Wine. A Meal of this Fashion in Canada, at a Comparable Restaurant, would Cost More than $125 All-In.
Here’s The Kicker . . . Anne & I Don’t Have Enough Time Left To Visit The USA as often as we would like, According to American Immigration Rules, Vis-À-Vis the Maximum Amount of Time a Canadian can be in the USA (182-Days) over a 12-Month Period, which makes it Possible, but Tight for Anne & Myself to take 3-Getaways this Summer to America without Endangering the Amount of Time we can Spend in the USA (Texas – 6-Months) this coming Winter.
Anne & I Live Less Than An Hour From The American Border . . . Which means we Travel on US Gasoline, which means we save a Ton on Gas, Food, Products & even RV Campgrounds . . . WHICH MEANS WE WILL PROBABLY BLOW-OFF OUR CANADIAN GETAWAYS, and Squeeze in an Extra Trip to the USA.
1 – Anne & I will Not Only Continue to Eat Well . . . We Will Eat Better.
2 – Virtually all Restaurants will Lose our Patronage.
3 – Anne & I will Not Travel in Canada with our RV at a Cost of $400 just in Gasoline for an 800-Mile Round Trip, when we could Visit the USA at a Fraction the Overall Cost.
TRUDEAU PASSED HIS CARBON TAX . . . OK, so How Does that Benefit Canada, when Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Meat, Poultry & Fish have become Unaffordable? When Restaurants can go Begging for Customers? And Travel in Canada is Too Expensive for Canadians to Travel?
And All Of That Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg?
So . . . Sure I’m Really Concerned About The Attempted Coup D’état & Runaway Governments. I Worry about Getting into a Hot War with Iran. And I am Extremely Interested in how President Trump will Sock-It to China.
BUT I’M ALSO VERY WORRIED . . . About how the Average American/Canadian can get through the Day, the Week and the Months, when Costs are going through the Roof, because of Bad Governments, Unsustainable Debts, Entitlements & High Taxes . . . And Not Nearly Enough New Revenue For The Individual Person, Couple Or Family To Stay Even.
It Seems To Me . . . That I’ve Got A Lot Of Writing & Speaking To Do.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov