We Have A Long Way To Go, So Don’t Be The Coronavirus Carrier, Please.

This afternoon my husband informed me that his office really isn’t taking the coronavirus serious. Apparently, there is a lady in his office that not only went to a outbreak location in Texas, but she also let her child attend a concert after the CDC suggested to stay away from crowds. Her justification is that she knows her body can handle the virus if she gets it.

Photo by Valeria Boltneva on Pexels.com

Well, my daughter’s immune system cannot handle it and if my husband gets it, there’s a good chance he will bring it home. This is the problem, we have people running around acting like this virus is nothing more than the common cold. We can place all kinds of restrictions on large gatherings, but if people are still willing to attend them, it’s all for nothing.

It is just another reminder of no matter what you do, you cannot prevent dealing with people who take stupid chances. You can plan, hide, and even drench yourself in cleanliness. At the end of the day it only takes one person who thinks they are invincible to spread this virus. I do not see how we will be able to prevent a large scale outbreak as long as people are disregarding the advice of the CDC.

So, as of now we are using our hand sanitizer, spraying with disinfectant spray, and constantly washing hands. We have stopped our children from going to the malls, and sleeping over their friend’s houses. I am not taking anyone to any job interviews in the near future until we get a green light to start moving without the threat of the virus. How are you dealing with this outbreak?

House Hunting While Black…Please No!

Yesterday I posted an article about house hunting. Over the next month or two I will be looking at houses in my area and trying to get an idea of which houses seem eco-friendly. So, this morning after I grabbed a small bag of donut holes with my daughter, I decided to look at some of the houses in our area. We were trying to see if there were any solar panels in the area right across from us. From out of nowhere I see this black car stall and slowly start to follow us. SO NOT SLICK BY THE WAY.

Photo by Eugene Chystiakov on Pexels.com

It was a version of the car in the picture, just wider and less cool! So, moving on with the story. I didn’t let it stop me from looking because I am a woman on a mission. I have noticed that there aren’t any homes around me with solar panels. This makes me wonder if solar panels are able to be attached to these houses because I should be able to find at least one. I do not know if a HOA would outlaw them, but still the lack of solar panels makes me worry. I didn’t see any eco-friendly devices of any sort which takes away the magical feeling of living in the area. I do not want to live in an area that might not be friendly towards those who want to protect the environment.

Anyway, while we are driving slowly looking at the designs and the top of houses. I notice this car is still following me. It is closer now like uncomfortably close. Like on my bumper darn near close. I’m in my mom mobile which is a little clunker I purchased for local travel. It’s old and I might have a scratch here or there. My husband takes our JEEP to work so I use the clunker to pick up the kids and run errands.

Photo by Denniz Futalan on Pexels.com

Okay not that old, but you get the picture. Finally as we get ready to cross the road onto the other side of the neighborhood, the BMW decides to just stop tailing me and turn around. I was a little sad, I wanted them to follow me home, so I could offer some coffee and tea. Oh well, maybe I will get the chance tomorrow, because this little wagon stops for nobody!! Was it because I was black or because I drove an old clunker!!!! Who knows, but I’ll be back!!!!

Border Children Fate

As of lately we have been hearing rumors about children being rented and used a collateral in a ploy to gain access to America. By now most of us who have been following this story are also aware of the fact that children are being placed on birth control to make the journey to America. Millions of people are calling for the children to be united with their parents, however is that placing the children in harms way?

What we know for certain, is that most of the people traveling to the United States are men. In an earlier article that I posted, I gave links to direct sites in Guatemala breaking down the people and groups taking on the journey to America. If you read that article, you should recall that most of the people were young working men while another large group happened to be children. The third group was made of families traveling with their children.

In some cases mothers have been seen telling reporters that they have had to place their children on birth control due to the real threat of sexual assault. Keep in mind, these children weren’t placed on birth control prior to the journey which makes you question their level of safety. Now, with the latest findings we are learning that many of these child could have been exploited. The Hill reported that senators have been briefed on exploitation. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/447288-dhs-official-warns-gop-senators-about-rented-babies-at-border

Photo by Daria Obymaha on Pexels.com

Make no mistake renting children, using children as tickets to come over is a form of exploitation. ICE is designed to prevent and control exploitation of children and prevent further damage. However, with the enormous amount of people crossing the border, it is now a race to properly investigate who is a victim and who isn’t.

More than ever, the public needs to understand that our opinions do not surpass the need for safety in regards to these children. Our leaders need to start looking at this situation in a new light which means they need to see these children as potential victims instead of treating them like POWs. We must commit to fully understanding who the children are and if these children have been used as a means to gain entry into this country, we must protect them. The borders need to be secured until we understand what we are dealing with.

Join 1,981 other followers