Greetings from Indonesia

Traveling in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, where we just visited Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, so they say. Indonesian school children were eager to have their photo taken with American tourists. That's me in the background, wife Jane in front on left, and sister-in-law Judi in the pink t-shirt.

A nation of kind and wonderful people living in a breathtaking poverty on the edge of environmental disaster and untold pollution. This is the Republican vision for North Carolina, courtesy of Variety Wholesalers.

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Obama

is a big celebrity here ... lots of people are very proud that America had the good sense to elect him as president.

Watching the news of North Carolina from afar, the impression is one of farce. Little Tommy Tillis and the Great Disinformation Campaign is wildly amusing. And for the record, I'm all for crippling the sorry son of a bitch. Literally.

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We are not amused.

Thanks for the pics

I hate to say it, but that chicken apartment complex on a motorcycle is awesome. I guess it's more of an orphanarium than apartments....they don't eat baby chicks do they? I'm just going to work from the assumption that the driver is merely looking for good homes for them.

Everything is food

There are plenty of well-to-do Indonesians, but the vast majority are extremely poor. In villages, they eat everything. Only songbirds manage to escape becoming dinner because they are seen as a sign of prosperity when hanging from the roof.

Beds in village house have no mattresses, but televisions are ubiquitous. Floors are dirt (or mud during rainy season).

There are millions of motorcycles in the city.

More pics here.

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We are not amused.

Very nicely done photos James...

Wish we could all be there with you......But then who would be here to watch the fox in our legislature?... Okay ..
Wish some of us could be there.

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03