Archive for December 29, 2012

Captain Rick: I began regular posts to my WordPress blog ATRIDIM NEWS JOURNAL about 4 months ago. I am honored to view the stats of people around the world who have viewed my blog during the past 90 days, as shown in the WordPress stat image below. WordPress stat data capabilities boggle my mind. I know some of you from photography friendships molded during the early days on Webshots and later on Flickr. I sincerely appreciate your friendship and look forward building more friendships among those I do not yet know from the countries shown below.

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Our world is a huge place, but thanks to the internet and great social networks like WordPress, Flickr and Facebook, our friends on the other side of the globe are all just a very short distance away.

Captain Rick: All remains quiet in Washington DC with no signs of any actions to prevent America from going over the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ on January 1, 2013. Those who have studied Captain Rick’s Fiscal Cliff Course 101 understand why going over the cliff is a good thing. I have heard reports of the President and Congress returning Sunday, December 30, 2012 to do some last minute political grandstanding in an effort to impress Americans that they really care about us. The worst thing they can do is to play a game of ‘give and take’ (we will give up this … if you give up that). Such a stunt would only weaken the good that the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ will accomplish. The best thing they can do is nothing, which I actually believe is what they intend. It would be nice if they just skip the political rhetoric and grandstanding in the process. Americans are getting very sick of it. One thing is sure about our “Washington Circus”. We will not know what the last act might present until its over.

And so, while we wait, I present a couple ‘Fiscal Cliff’ cartoons for your enjoyment:

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If you have not yet taken the course, you can now. CLICK: Captain Rick’s Fiscal Cliff Course 101 … The course starts at the very bottom.