The American Dream and Other Ports O' Call

At some point, if only for a fleeting moment, we all dream about winning a lottery and how it would create change in our lives. On Feb. 23, 2006, eight meat processing workers came forward to claim a $365 million Powerball jackpot, the largest lottery prize in U.S. history. The American Dream follows many Ports O' Call, the sea forever guiding our journeys. It's always about the waterways and freedom caught up in the turbulence of the sea.

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Things were stirring in New York City and surrounding areas on Wednesday 2/22, a 222 day. From 12:30 pm, into the night police, patrolled the city with helicopters, setting up check points at the tunnels, bridges, and major roadways. It was reminiscent of 9/11. There were policemen on foot and others parked outside my building on 4th Avenue, checking cars coming off the Belt Parkway. This was linked with the NYC anthrax cases that made the headlines today, again reminding us of 9/11.

On the same day a story so bizarre it defied all reason also made the headlines. "President Bush sought to calm an uproar over UAE taking over operations at six major American ports, saying 'People don't need to worry about security'." - CNN

This brought to mind the 2004 Michael Moore movie Fahrenheit 9/11 connecting Bush and his family to the Middle East.


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