Clarity Please The website  www.dailykos.com  recently published a sample of President Trump's convoluted thinking. The website says that the aforementioned quote represents a real Donald Trump sentence. The example is too long to quote, but you can access it at  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/8/9/1558359/-This-is-an-actual-Trump-sentence?detail=emailclassic. For truth's sake, one must note that the Daily Kos is a very liberal website. Nonetheless, the […]

Clarity Please
The website  www.dailykos.com  recently published a sample of President Trump's convoluted thinking. The website says that the aforementioned quote represents a real Donald Trump sentence. The example is too long to quote, but you can access it at  https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/8/9/1558359/-This-is-an-actual-Trump-sentence?detail=emailclassic. For truth's sake, one must note that the Daily Kos is a very liberal website. Nonetheless, the Trump sentence is truly bizarre.

February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
A Health Services Research Information Central website posted a link that offers teens help in combating date violence. The site logo says 'Healthy Relationships Are Violence Free.' What follows is a listing of helpful advice for teens to identify whether or not a relationship could turn into a violent one. To learn more about this, visit  https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/67358-help-stop-teen-dating-violence.   Ironically, Valentines Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same date in 2018. This note has nothing to do with date violence. But I couldn't resist noting the connection that is referenced in the link.

Another One Bites The Dust
It seems that our president is not the only one experiencing woman troubles. White House staff secretary, Rob Porter, recently announced he would resign his post after his two ex-wives told a TV news show that Porter had subjected them to physical and emotional abuse during their marriages. Porter worked for General John Kelly and directed the paper flow to the president's desk. The allegations came to light after news reports that Porter and fellow White House staffer Hope Hicks were dating. To read more about the White House circus, visit  http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/372758-white-house-staff-secretary-resigns-amid-abuse-allegations.   No wonder the Republicans can't seem to get anything done.

75th Anniversary Of Guadalcanal Fight
As a kid in the 1950's I remember reading Guadalcanal Diary by war correspondent Jim Tregaskis. The book detailed the fight for the island waged by U.S. Army soldiers and Marines. The battle was bloody and was the first encounter with the Japanese after Pearl Harbor. The Library of Congress has two links that discuss just what our soldiers experienced during the six months the fighting raged. To read about the price many paid for our Pacific War victory, visit the following two sites:    https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2018/02/guadalcanal-six-months-on-the-island/; and  https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-18-007/.   The second website comes from a new LOC site 'picture of the war at VHP WEB experiencing war, 75 years later.' The links feature many first hand accounts of the fighting.

LIDAR Science Reveals Number Of Maya Structures
Lidar is a radar-like machine, short for light-detection and ranging, which relies on 3-dimensional lazer images bounced back from Earth to a receiver in Earth orbit or in an airplane. Lidar maps topography with such precision that features such as roads, buildings and plazas just 'pop out.'   The new sites in Guatemala were discovered in 2009, but archeologists had to verify the actual sites on the ground which took time. One major finding is that the Maya civilization was much larger and more widespread than previously believed. To find out more about Pre-Columbian history, click on  http://www.archeolog-home.com/pages/content/guatemala-thousands-of-mysterious-maya-structures-discovered.html.

Redneck Fix Pics
Here are some funny pictures of ingenious fixes for life's problems.  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/118993615130401487/.   Enjoy. And so it goes.,