Neil Diamond Shines In Boston and Across the USA

If you don't know, for over 20 years, every baseball game at Boston's
Fenway Park has an audience stretch where the crowd sings
Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline."

The performer himself surprised the sell-out crowd by walking out
to lead the audience at today's game.

He said that he was bringing love from the rest of the country.

This has got to be one of the coolest things that
has happened in a week of tragedy in America.

Even topping this, every Major League Baseball team played the song
at their own stadiums today as a tribute to Boston.

For a moment it felt like the enthusiasm of the America of the 1950's.


She was just Annette.
She didn't need a last name.

Most baby boomers grew up with the "Mickey Mouse Club."

I loved the "Mickey Mouse Club"

Annette was everybody's big sister that you wanted to have.

She was sweet and kind and loving.

I had the wonderful opportunity to talk to her a few years back.

The person on the TV show was the same person in real life.

There was absolutely no ego, none. There was no self-promotion.

Just the same wonderful person I grew up with.

Annette was a role model for millions of little girls that wanted to be
just like her.

Now the little girls have Lindsay Lohan, the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, Snooki
and the rest of the media trash.

No wonder little girls turn into selfish, self-centered, self indulgent, egocentric,
narcissistic brats.

Good Luck To You All In 50 Years When There Are No Rainforests Left

This year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

50 years went by in a blink of an eye. So will the next 50 years.

These are the rainforests of South America.
They take carbon out of the atmosphere and process it into the oxygen you breathe.
The majority of medicines that are curing or indicate they can cure mankind's
most dreaded diseases have been found here. 
There are millions more that can be tested, but there is a problem.

 In 50 years there will be no rainforests left.
The trees that take up the size of a football field are being cut down every one second.

Man's desires for more Ikea furniture worldwide is apparently more important.

This is McDonald's. They are the biggest reason that the rainforests are being cut down.
The land is being cleared for more cattle ranches so the cheapest meat can be supplied
to McDonald's on a regular basis.

While your kids are becoming obese from the wonderful McDonald's experience,
by the time they reach late middle age and senior age, they are going to have trouble breathing.

And the cures that are hidden deep in these rainforests will never be known,
because the trees became new coffee tables.

If you think this is some kind of hippy thing, think again.

Governments and corporations must take some action and responsibility now.