My Favorite Joke from a Brit to You; Wisdom from Jeffrey Tobin and Adam Gopnik; a Stupid Reaction and News of my MRI ending with Statistics

I about keeled over in laughter when i got this joke from David, a Brit. It is so perfect and why did I not think of that (instead of the costly divorce proceedings brought against husband #3)? 
Florida Woman Stops Alligator Attack Using a Small Beretta Pistol:
 This is a story of self-control and marksmanship by a brave, cool-headed woman with a small pistol against a fierce predator.What’s the smallest caliber that you would trust to protect yourself?
Here’s her story in her own words:
.”While out walking along the edge of a pond just outside my house in The Villages Port Charlotte with my soon to be ex-husband, discussing property settlement and other divorce issues, we were surprised by a huge 12-ft. Alligator which suddenly emerged from the murky water. It began charging us with its large jaws wide open.  She must have been protecting her nest because she was extremely aggressive.
 If I had not had my little Beretta .25 caliber pistol with me, I would not be here today!
 Just one shot to my estranged husband’s knee cap was all it took. The gator got him easily, and I was able to escape by just walking away at a brisk pace.
The amount I saved in lawyer’s fees was really incredible.
His life insurance was a big bonus!”
In all fairness to me, there were no alligators around at the time of the divorce and i do not own a gun. Speaking of guns, Jeffrey Tobin, a brilliant legal scholar, wrote an article for the New Yorker where he argues that:” For gun control, in other words, the problem is not constitutional law but political will. Many states and localities have taken advantage of the gaps left by Heller to make serious efforts to limit gun violence. But because most guns are easily portable over state and jurisdictional lines, there is only so much that can be done without action by the federal government. And Congress, especially with the House of Representatives in Republican hands, seems implacably opposed to any sort of gun restrictions.” Tobin concludes: “In other words, the Supreme Court hasn’t tied the hands of members of Congress; rather, the legislators have chosen to preserve the status quo—with the results, in Orlando and elsewhere, evident to all” 
But then Adam Gopnik a staff writer and author of several books of differing and wide spread topics chimed in with another article where he cogently stated: The claim of this lobby’s complicity in murder is not exaggerated or hysterical but, by now, quite simple and precise: when you refuse to act to stop a social catastrophe from happening, you are responsible for the consequences of the social catastrophe. If you refuse to immunize your children and a measles epidemic breaks out, you are implicated in the measles. If you refuse to pay money for sewers and cholera breaks out, you are complicit in the cholera. Acts have consequences.” 
I spoke to a woman yesterday on my ‘travels”. I had stopped by My Sister’s Closet (a charity shop as they call them in the UK) and I spoke (of course) of my blog:  
She: What do you blog about? 
Me: Well I am funny but then I turn on you and discuss serious matters. For example I am writing about gun control at the present time. 
She: I don’t want to be reading about that!!! 
She flounced off. I looked at the compassionate, helpful volunteer who was serving as a cashier at the used clothing store that benefits abused women and girls and we both shook our heads. What was the flouncer thinking? Well, she wasn’t thinking and probably doesn’t think. I do not care whether or not she reads my blog – as you shall soon hear- who needs her? But to be totally uninformed about a serious social ill is just plain dumb. And would not you know? She was going to buy boots with high heels?!? I am going back to My Sister’s Closet to donate some of my clothes and possibly to volunteer. As dedicated readers of this blog know, I live in Canada because a return to the USA was inconceivable because: “you might as well go live in a shooting gallery with no control in that country.” The second reason I did not return was because of 
Trump. (Then, I readily admit, I was the first long term hotel guest at the Trump International Hotel on West Georgia. Four months of my life during 2017 – go figure.) 
This blog ends strangely. You will see two videos of Yours Truly – straight from Vancouver General Hospital. One before the MRI … and one after the MRI … The second one ends with my statistics from this blog. You have permission to faint and fall over as I did. Am I popular or what? WHAT!!! 
I am almost accidentally listening to Lionel Ritchie and remembering a gorgeous, funny, rather precious black man in London. London England NOT London Ontario. Hahahaha!! 

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