I saw today that the Captain of the USS Roosevelt, who was relieved when he insisted his sailors be rescued before the whole ship was one big hospital. 93 sailors were already ill with the virus and in such confined spaces it probably wouldn't be long before a good majority of the 5,000 crew members would have fallen ill. Now, the former Captain of the ship has fallen ill with the virus and we all pray he will survive this, along with his sailors under treatment. British Prime Minister is now also ill with the virus and in an unusual television appearance, the British Queen spoke to the nation and said, "We will Prevail!". She reminds me a lot of the former Queen Victoria. I've watched a couple different shows about the queen during the World War II times and if they are truthful Queen Elizabeth is one tough lady and faced a lot of adversary leading her nation.
Okay, history quiz time. How remember how many times England attacked the United States? During one such invasion of our eastern coastlines, they burned our US Capitol. Of course now they are one of our best allies. But the answer is twice. 1770's and 1812 ( when the capitol burned). Our coasts should always stand ready for defense. For right now China and its allies, such as Venezuela, who attacked the cruise liner, Russian allies and the ASEAN countries, although having to deal with the virus themselves are doing a lot of saber rattling right now, which is foolish because this virus has our country on high alert status.
Besides all the conspiracy propaganda, fake news and whatever else to scare people and possibly gain control of our country's populace.... oh,there go again with another conspiracy thought and now those computers in Nevada are giving me a bad mark in my file. Any how, there is just a lot going on and as I have repeatedly said this Agenda 21 & 2030 from the United Nations does really grinds on me. That ALL the countries in the UN, to include the US, would agree with these evil plans. But, I hope that with this virus actually helping in the spread of these items becoming known that it might slow things down from coming about.
One of the problems arising now is how a lot of people are just now learning that they won't be receiving these $1200 stimuli checks, although they will be responsible for paying taxes on the extra $2.1 trillion dollars in debt we will now have. One man got so mad when he learned he wouldn't be receiving this check lost control and murdered his wife and children. I am pretty sure the police will become even busier in the near future as so many are hopeful they will be receiving these checks. Now there is some story going around the country that a large amount of illegal aliens will be receiving this check. I hope this is just fake news as this become a problem. Mona and I do not expect said checks as we live off my retirement which has not been effected by this virus....well, at least not yet anyway. We are blessed that we receive funds from 3 retirement systems, one state, one federal and one VA. Not a great some but we have lived on it for the last 20 some years. Though rising prices do not help anyone. I believe the President should put a temporary freeze on prices, except for those times when prices have been actually lowered.
Alaska has one great things going for us as a good one half of our population in the state cannot be reached by roads. Anchorage is the main population center, then Fairbanks, followed by Juneau. So many villages and townships can only be reached by air or by water, and this should keep this part of our state safe from the virus, especially if they are kept sealed off for the duration. Most of the people, especially the villagers are well trained and have centuries of experience of living off the land. Even here in Moose Pass there is ample critters to hunt if needed. But going without chocolate and Pepsi might be tough.
Oh, I should mention Liam, my grandson from Elizabeth, turned 24, though he still looks like a growing kid to me. I guess it can be rough having to live with his parents and grandparents during this time. But he is a big help around the home front right now.
Here are some headlines from April 3rd to today, April 5th: "Mexico Stops Production of Corona Beer"...." U.S. Lost 701,000 jobs in March, Worst Report Since 2009. On April 3rd US Reported 102,863 Virus Cases, with 699 Deaths, and as of today the figure for the US now stands at 331,151 Virus Cases and Death Toll now at 9,400 People"...."U.S. Army Deployed to New York".... "Trump Signs Order Authorizing Pentagon to Recall Former Servicemen" ( I doubt they'll call Mona and me, I think there is an age limit)...." Los Angeles Mayor Encourages Residents to Report Violators of "Stay-at- Home" Law".... "New York Virus Deaths Double in Three Days".... " NYPD Reports 1 in 6 Police Officers Reporting Virus Symptoms"...."Virus Hits a Grim Marks as 1,000 Deaths Reported in US in Single Day" .... "US Stops Issuing Passports, With Exception For Emergencies".... " New York City Mayor Orders All Jewish Synagogues in The City to Closed Down or They will be Shut Down by Authorities".... "Spain Reports it Has Topped 100,000 Virus Cases" ...." France's Virus Deaths Jump to More Than 6,500 People"...."National Rifle Assoc (NRA) Sues New York Over Gun Store Crackdowns".... " World Health Organization WHO is now Being Accused of Being "China's Corona Virus Accomplice, Calls Mount For Demanding Chief of Who to Resign, Petitions being put into effect"...." Tiger at Bronx Zoo Tests Positive for the Virus".... ( so, it is mutating so animals can catch it, as we have the report on the dog and then the cat and now the tiger).... "As of 4/5/20, Virus Cases Number 331, 181 Cases and Death Toll at 9,400".... " Spain Reports 130,854 Virus Cases and 12,518 Deaths, Italy Reports 128,948 Cases and 15,887 Deaths, Germany Now at 100,024 Cases and 1,576 Deaths, France Reports Reports 92,534 Cases and 8,078 Deaths, UK Reports 47,806 Cases and 4,934 Deaths, Canada (now being heard from at last) Reports 14,426 Cases and 259 Deaths, Russia Now Reporting 5,389 Cases and 45 Deaths ( but there is some speculation into those reported numbers), Iran Reports 58,228 Cases and 4,934 Deaths, Countries Reporting Now Show 1,182,308 Cases World wide"... " Report That 430,000 People From China Flew to United States and its territories After Virus First Detected in China, how many were carriers is unknown)".... Palestine Bans Israeli Goods to Stop Spread of Virus, As they Accuse Israel as Starting the Virus as Weapon Against Muslims" (According to statement by Palestinian Authority)...."
As far as I can find these are the first reports from Canada and Russia concerning Virus numbers. There are still fear that the virus is mutating and a second wave of sickness will spread across the globe. North Korea still hasn't provided a Report that I can find and there is still some speculation about Iran's Reports. I'll leave that to you for finding.
Mona and I believe now is the time for prayer and spending time in the Word of God (Bible). It can be very up lifting to spend time with our Lord and study his Word. Lately I've been under quite a bit of spiritual attack as my body loses more and more feeling and pain increases in other parts. I'm about to go off my pain medication as we are having problems with insurance company and can ill afford paying full prices. So I would really like to receive your prayers for Mona and I, our people here with us and for the world's people groups. We can all use prayers and we are firm believers in prayer chains. I've seen a lot of help come out of same, a lot of prayers answered. If you have prayer needs and desire help, let me know and I promise you privacy to who you are, just placing your need in this journal. God will know who we are speaking about.
May the Lord Bless you All, everyday and in every way. Love, BILL/APPA (Oh, if you don't know already, Appa is the native word for Grandfather. Mona is called Akka, which of course is Grandma. She learned this Barter Island, the most northern Island above Alaska's shoreline. She went there with a bunch of teenagers to teach about the Lord and was treated like a royal visitor.
Life is a wonderful gift and next month I turn 67 and soon after my wife will be 61. So she is always a younger woman and my queen. 40 years in July. Wow, where has all the time gone? So fast when you look back at it. Okay, I'm getting long winded again. Something writers do I guess.