Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Downer

8:20am:
Yesterday was a bit of a downer for me. However, this morning I've been going over what happened yesterday. Why did I let the happenings of yesterday get me down? Everything that happens, gets resolved.

This morning, I am back to my old self again!

 Morning from Scampy's window



8:30am:
Manzanar
Yesterday we drove thru the area of the concentration camp, Manzanar. About 10,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were illegally kept here during World War II.

A reconstruction of a guard tower at Manzanar


12:35pm:
City of Bishop
There is a Vons Grocery here. The only grocery that carries the matzohs that I love!

On the way here, Little iPhone captured some pics.

View from yesterday's Nite Camp

The brown desert has turned green!

A red mountaintop rises

4:05pm
Ponderosa Pine Camp
All during a day's trip, we on the Scampy Team keep our eyes open for our next Nite Camp. We know absolutely, that we shall find our Nite Camp. For that reason, we never contemplate the possibility of staying in an RV Campground.

The place where we are now is in a Ponderosa Pine forest.

Scampy Team in a Ponderosa Pine forest

Little iPhone liked this pic




Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 7,519 feet


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31 comments:

  1. Be sure to have a mechanic check out Transito. There shouldn't be a reason that your speed dropped to 5mph regardless of the grade unless the vehicle went into "limp mode".

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    1. Hi HC,

      "Regardless of the grade?"

      George

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  2. What a beautiful sight it must be to wake up to snow capped mountains towering into the sky....to make you be yourself again. Roll with the punches they say. In my older years, I too fall a lot but no biggy. I get up dust myself off and keep on going. I know myself well enough, that if something is seriously wrong, I let an expert diagnose the problem. Love the snow capped mtn. photo. I've always dreamed of taking a road trip up 395....someday...maybe even next year!

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    1. Hi Rita,

      It is certainly wonderful for me to view the mountains around here. Somewhere close is Mount Whitney!

      About my health. Something is going get me someday. Just not today! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      George

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  3. When I see a program on educational television about the imprisonment of Japanese Americans in those camps, it makes me wonder about what happened to all the assets accumulated by them over the years. Were those assets returned to them after the war? If not, where did they go?

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    1. Hi Dee,

      Imprisoning these people during World War II is, it seems to me, is a clear example of gross racial prejudice.

      Were Italians and Germans living in the USA imprisoned? NO! Because they are the same race as most Americans.

      George

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    2. George, you said that you enjoy learning history. You probably would like to learn that Germans and Italians were interred also.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internment_of_German_Americans

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    3. Hi Rinehart,

      Not the same as persons of Japanese ancestry.

      Sorry if I offended you.

      George

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    4. Where your and my ancestors came to the US they did not put down race they put birth country an ethnic background there was no Black white green red or blue box to check off

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  4. I hate to ask,,,,but did you flunk history
    Reinhardt,,,, was one step ahead of me
    ( don't take my word for it)
    And we're not talking about prisoner of war camp during World War II
    That's a whole Nother subject

    https://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/enemy-aliens-overview.html

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internment_of_German_Americans

    http://www.businessinsider.com/5-surprises-about-american-internment-during-world-war-ii-2015-1

    Sent from my iPad

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    1. Hi Ed,

      I enjoy you standing up for me! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      Thanks,
      George

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    1. Hi LBM,

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      George

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  6. You flunked history of WWII internment in the US.

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  7. Way to go George! So happy to see you out adventuring again. Lil iPhone is taking spectacular pics! Safe journey & fair winds.

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    1. Hi GS,

      I'm happy to be adventuring again!

      Thank you for your compliment on Lil iPhone's pics. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      George

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  8. That last picture looked as if Bob Ross painted it.

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    1. Hi Jim,

      Thank you! I love to work with my pics to make them appear artistic!

      George

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  9. I didn't see the link to night camp on this post. From the picture, the camp appears to be high in elevation. if so, little transito must have made it this time.

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    1. Hi Rita,

      The reason you did not see the Nite Camp link on this post is because I have not published it yet. I will publish the link later.

      When Little Trรกnsito had a hard time making it up the grade of Whitney Portal, it was because the grade was MUCH steeper. After all, Whitney Portal rises up to the base of the tallest mountain in the the USA!

      George

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  10. Under Wikipedia--Internment of German-Americans and Italian-Americans, I quote the following:

    Under the Alien and Sedition Acts. "To a lesser extent, some ethnic German US citizens were classified as suspect after due process and also detained. Similarly, a small portion of ... Italian Americans were interned in relation to their total population in US."

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  11. Loving all the pictures, George. Sure looks like beautiful country where you are now.

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    1. Hi Sandy,

      Little iPhone and I are enjoying taking pics on this trip!

      We have passed thru some gorgeous pine forests.

      George

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  12. Hi Dee,

    Imprisoning these people during World War II is, it seems to me, is a clear example of gross racial prejudice.

    Were Italians and Germans living in the USA imprisoned? NO! Because they are the same race as most Americans.

    George

    In school at the time (1950)(internment camps) it was not considered a racial profiling
    But later in life one realizes that it was.

    As noted
    Japanese Americans were incarcerated based on local population concentrations and regional politics. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans in the mainland U.S., who mostly lived on the West Coast, were forced into interior camps. However, in Hawaii, where 150,000-plus Japanese Americans composed over one-third of the population, only 1,200 to 1,800 were also interned.[9] The internment is considered to have resulted more from racism than from any security risk posed by Japanese Americans.[10][11] Those who were as little as 1/16 Japanese[12] and orphaned infants with "one drop of Japanese blood" were placed in internment camps.[13]

    Please note
    In addition to the forced removal of Japanese Americans for purposes of confinement in War Relocation Authority (WRA) camps, the Justice Department oversaw the internment of more than thirty-one thousand civilians during the Second World War. This total included approximately 11,500 people of German ancestry and three thousand people of Italian ancestry, many of whom were United States citizens.[1] These detainees were housed in Justice Department and army camps scattered across the country, from Crystal City, Texas, to Ft. Lincoln, North Dakota, to Sand Island, Hawai'i. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and a newly created Special Defense Unit (SDU)—at that time all under the Justice Department's supervision—played crucial roles in the wartime confinement of ethnic Germans and Italians.

    And let's not forget the 81 Jews that were detained as well

    You might find this interesting if you talking about racial profiling
    wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_concentration_and_internment_camps

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  13. Mister Ed, clearly, Japanese Americans (US citizens) were imprisoned in droves taking away from them all the hard earned assets they had accumulated over time. Notwithstanding that the event, young men in those prison camps as US citizens signed up to fight for this country during World War II, and the US armed forces had no problem inducting them into the armed forces. So why were their families arrested and imprisoned under the Alien and Sedition Acts? Clearly, the reason was prejudice and discrimination of heir race.

    The quote I gave above from an online history reference also indicates that both German American US citizens and Italian American US citizens were imprisoned under the same Acts. But their arrests were only a handful of people compared to their German American and Italian American populations, respectively.

    It was not until the recent past that our US President in front of a television camera apologized to the multitude of Japanese American citizens for their mistreatment during that time. However, I still would like to know if their assets were restored to them after the war.

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    1. The point of my answer was not Japanese American citizens
      George made a statement that there were no German Italian citizens arrested and his point was because of possibility of being Caucasian,,,. that is the point of my statement
      And 12,000 German an Italian US citizens is not an insignificant number either
      And also in part to answer your question yes an no
      Their assets were forfeited and not returned
      it was Sometime in the 70s that they received compensation only and only a small portion received that
      But keep in mind the 110 and 120,000 Japanese Americans citizens was only a small percentage of the ones detained
      Predominately the US West Coast And Hawaii

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    2. Ed -- 1) I wonder who benefited from the forfeiture of those assets; and

      2) I think both of us agree except on the statistics, because percentage of a total population does count greatly as it is an indicator of how much damage was done to a particular ethnic group. See below the total ethnic populations, and you figure the percentages based on your numbers:

      127,000 Japanese Americans were living in the continental US at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.

      By the time of World War II, the US in 1940 had more than 1.2 million persons living in the US who had been born in Germany.

      In 1942 there were 695,000 Italian immigrants living in the US.

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  14. Hi George
    I like camping in the bush more than most, but I find RV Parks can be a social break on a long trip, and a good source of information about local attractions and facilities. You should consider trying it on occasion

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    1. Hi Cam,

      Thanks for your suggestion about occasionally staying in RV parks. I will consider that.

      George

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