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Updated on October 19, 2012


Just a bit ago, the dogs were barking. Four dogs to be exact.

It was a bit annoying to me.

I can imagine how annoying it could have been to the Mexican mother who was trying to get the chain back on her son’s bicycle as he watched. The child may have been 5 years old.

I’m 63 years old. I am animated. I am not a spectator of life. I have been blessed with knowledge and body and skills.

I walked out to the street where they were, shushing the dogs as possible.

The lady smiled and the child looked on and studied.

Neither seemed to speak English and I, being a typical American, do not speak Spanish. I hope to correct my lack of communication.

I asked her if I could help. She and her son did not know my words but the mother understood my gesture. She nodded.

I strode back to the garage and returned with a 15mm wrench and an adjustable. I’ve known there to be needs for the adjustable so many times dealing with children’s bikes. Been there thousands of times it seems.

The chain had come off.

The 15mm wrench fit the nuts holding the training wheels. But instantly I saw that the rear wheel could not be moved back.

I removed the 15mm outside nuts and the training wheels.

I saw that there were 2 larger nuts holding the rear wheel on. I was certainly correct in bringing along the adjustable wrench sometimes called the “crescent wrench”. Of course they are “spanners” for you folks in the UK and elsewhere.

So I loosened the remaining nuts that allowed me to draw the wheel back and thus tighten the chain to prevent the chain from falling off again.

I then replaced the training wheels.

I set the bicycle on the asphalt to better level the bike and properly adjust the training wheels so that the child could ride his bike properly.

This is nothing new to me and I thank my God, yes my God, for the insight and the ability to relieve the stress from the mother and somewhat elate the child.

I’ve done these things as long as I can remember – when I’ve had the ability.

October 18, 2012

I was riding across a heavily trafficked bridge. It’s extremely busy during the rush hours. Cars come to a stop. There is a partitioned bike lane so I am not bothered at all by the automobiles and their discarded debris.

I saw cars dodging a large metal gas can that was in the middle of the traffic.

I saw a break in the traffic. Cars were very far back and there was ample time to retrieve the can safely.

I jumped the wall separating the bike lane from the highway and ran to the can.

I retrieved it very safely and set it down by the waist high wall.

I decided to ride my bicycle on to my destination.

Two ladies, who were walking, spoke well to me for what I had done.

Quickly I thought that the can may still be a peril for anyone who may try to retrieve it.

I quickly turned and would have reached down for it as a policeman pulled up. He missed his attempt to put his car/transmission in “PARK”. He applied his brake after jumping back to his seat and set his car right.

He walked over to the can. He looked at the can. He never looked at me. He never spoke to me. I mentioned that I retrieved the metal can from the highway.

The policeman never spoke.

The policeman never looked at me.

The policeman never acknowledged that I was a living creature.

The policeman never acknowledged that I was a breathing spirit.

I put my remaining foot onto the right pedal and pushed away as I said, “You’re welcome…………………jackass.”

No - I do not appreciate being treated as an inanimate object.

If this cop is doing it to me - HE IS DOING IT TO OTHERS.

I’ve taken many criticisms of being “negative”.

For decades – I have not changed.

When I was unemployed I have hoed a garden for the aged.

When in business I have donated many services to bike racers and children who needed a leg up.

As I was riding my bicycle back home, I came upon a limb in the road.

I could have ridden my bicycle around the limb.

Without thought – I stopped and moved the limb out of the road.

This is not new.

Voting? East Timor? Vietnam? What else?

The Power of Positive Thinking!

This is nothing new. I’ve done this for decades.

I haven’t gotten a new religion.

This is my old time religion and it is indeed my religion.

I do not attend nor do I believe in your religion.

I will not go to your church.

I go to the same church as Jesus went.

I do not promote any churchanity.

I do not promote your temple-anity.

We, as humans, are BOUND to raise our brothers and sisters up.

I will not endorse your atheism.


There is spiritual growth.

It is up to you to find it and nourish it.

I will not endorse your religion.

Most are falsely represented.

I will not endorse your political party.

Both of these political parties of the United States of America support the Federal Reserve, Wall Street, ie the Koch brothers, Art Pope, and many entities such as these with “think tanks” that extort money and resources without labors of their own and plot against the very people from whom they extract money, energy, and resources.

Want an example? Why isn’t Henry Kissinger tried for war crimes? Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell, the Bushs, James Baker, the greedy few who exploit in the name of "patriotism" and "national security", be it Africa, the Amazon, Ukraine, or northern Alaska, and/or any place on Earth, should be brought to trial for their deeds. To ignore these atrocities by merely ignoring, burying the head in sand, thinking positively while ignoring the plight of mankind on the largest scale is selfishness and this self promotion will turn its head and take its toll.

Over 200,000 East Timorese people were slaughtered outright; tens of thousands more died of starvation and disease later.

I could go on and on – but most of you have NO time for the truth.

Many of you will call me “negative” because I say this exploitation, this murder of people, this poisoning of land and water for profit, thus killing of people, is wrong.

I will be labeled as “negative”.

The POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING puts the world at one’s finger-tips.

Then again – Henry Kissinger, the Bushes, the Koch brothers may invade where you live and there is so little many can do but die.


And- voting for a democrat or republican will do nothing to change the world, our Earth.


Applying your magnetism to gain material things will certainly lead you to disillusionment.

You can see the truth or wear rose-colored glasses.

When these "parties" bring real criminals to justice - THEN - and only then will I believe in your "voting".


I'm not forgetting 3 million dead in Vietnam, 200,000 dead, in East Timor, and many other places around the globe where these businessmen have trampled.

You wear the special glasses.

You have your self-inflicted amnesia.

Being human and humane is how I roll.


Now sheep - vote on.


~Micky Dee~



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    • jandee profile image


      6 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello again Micky I think there is a wee bit of a change ! Capitalism is on the run in all it's evil twists and turns and we have to be optimistic!?

      best from jandee

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      6 years ago

      Thank you jandee. I always appreciate you dear.

    • jandee profile image


      6 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello Micky,

      good on you Micky ,

      best from jandee

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for your thoughts. I do not feel compelled to stroll around hubpages or anywhere. I once thought I or we could change the world but most people are stuck in neutral This world isn't going anywhere. Things have not changed for at least three thousand years. History is still falsely written. Most people just goose-step to their own music.

    • The Suburban Poet profile image

      Mark Lecuona 

      6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Hey Micky... I think of the three of us I am the most naive and possibly brainwashed. You have witnessed horrors beyond the pale and until one experiences these things then at times I find myself falling in the same trap of religion and patriotism AS IT IS DEFINED BY THOSE IN POWER. And I hate myself for it.... you can love your country but you have to have a clear head about what this really means and I'm not even sure I understand where the line is in the sand. I hope you are doing well... I was worried about you at one time but you're here and speaking your mind so that tells me you are still able to be who you are.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      6 years ago

      God bless you true patriots. I love you Petra! Thank you. I feel the same about you Suburban Poet. Our government is not a government of God. Our government is not of humanity.

    • The Suburban Poet profile image

      Mark Lecuona 

      6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      I enjoy your raw honesty Micky.... I won't be voting either.... I live in Texas so it's a slam dunk for Mitt anyway... I may write you in pal.....

    • Petra Vlah profile image

      Petra Vlah 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      That is exactly how I feel and is precisely why I will never prostitute myself by voting for anyone. Our politicians are selected rather than elected so our vote only keeps alive the charade of "democracy".

      I will live my life without "representatives" that are looking out ONLY for themselves and for the ones that put them in power.


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