8/13/18 – Respectfully Disagreeing

CURRENT EVENTS

Respectfully Disagreeing

Over the past few years I have heard the most vile descriptions of members of either party.  I feel those types of comments say more about the people making them, than it does the members of either party.  

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

What to you think of returning USA Korean War dead to the USA?

A big deal and I have never served in a hostile fire zone  78.57%  (11 votes)

No big deal and I have never served in a hostile fire zone  14.29%  (2 votes)

A big deal and I have served in a hostile fire zone  7.14%  (1 votes)

No big deal and I have served in a hostile fire zone  0%  (0 votes)

Total Votes: 14
Have you ever played “Paper, Rock, Scissors”?
Yes  84.62%  (11 votes) 
No  15.38%  (2 votes)
 Total Votes: 13
Do you believe the Apollo 11 moon landing
actually happened  91.67%  (11 votes) 
may or may not have actually happened  8.33%  (1 votes) 
was faked and never really happened  0%  (0 votes)
 Total Votes: 12
When it comes to yoga vs. vodka

I prefer neither yoga nor vodka  41.67%  (5 votes) 

I prefer yoga  25%  (3 votes) 

I prefer vodka  25%  (3 votes) 

I prefer both yoga and vodka  8.33%  (1 votes)

 Total Votes: 12

Which type of dog do you most closely resemble?
Helper dog  54.55%  (6 votes) 
Dog that eats shoes  36.36%  (4 votes) 
Guard dog  9.09%  (1 votes)
 Total Votes: 11
Do you text while driving?
Never  81.82%  (9 votes) 
Once in a while  18.18%  (2 votes)
Yes  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 11

BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Richest Man in Babylon

By George S. Clason

This book was originally written in 1926 and its financial advice will get you wherever you wish to go, so long as you aren’t in a hurry.

Since most of you will never bother to read this excellent book and to prevent you from having to struggle financially in your later years, here are seven cures for a lean purse:

  1. Start thy purse to fattening
  2. Control thy expenditures
  3. Make thy gold multiply
  4. Guard thy treasures from loss
  5. Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment
  6. Insure a future income
  7. Increase thy ability to earn

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Mamma Mia 2! Here We Go Again (2018)

Critics Consensus: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again doubles down on just about everything fans loved about the original — and my, how can fans resist it? (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

Personally, I liked it better than the original.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

I Can’t Dance (Remix)

By Genesis

ART OF THE WEEK

Zen Gardens

Zen gardens come in all different sizes from this large one at Meijer Gardens

To this little zen garden in my office

  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE OF THE WEEK

Geronimo

Geronimo (June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent leader and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Apache tribe.

From 1850 to 1886 Geronimo carry out numerous raids as well as resistance to US and Mexican military campaigns in northern Mexico and in the southwestern American territories of New Mexico and Arizona.

At any one time, about 30 to 50 Apaches would be following him. However, since he was a superb leader in raiding and warfare he frequently led large numbers of men and women beyond his own following.

During Geronimo’s final period of conflict from 1876 to 1886 he “surrendered” three times and accepted life on the Apache reservations in Arizona. Reservation life was confining to the free-moving Apache people, and they resented restrictions on their customary way of life.

In 1886, after an intense pursuit in Northern Mexico by U.S. forces that followed Geronimo’s third 1885 reservation “breakout”, Geronimo surrendered for the last time to Lt. Charles Bare Gatewood, an Apache-speaking West Point graduate who had earned Geronimo’s respect a few years before.

Geronimo was later transferred to General Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon, just north of the Mexican/American boundary. Miles treated Geronimo as a prisoner of war and acted promptly to remove Geronimo first to Fort Bowie, then to the railroad at Bowie Station, Arizona where he and 27 other Apaches were sent off to join the rest of the Chiricahua tribe which had been previously exiled to Florida.

In his old age, Geronimo became a celebrity. He appeared at fairs, including the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, where he reportedly rode a ferris wheel and sold souvenirs and photographs of himself. However, he was not allowed to return to the land of his birth. He died at the Fort Sill hospital in 1909. He was still a prisoner of war. He is buried at the Fort Sill Indian Agency Cemetery surrounded by the graves of relatives and other Apache prisoners of war. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

No matter how famous or important you are or want to be,

you need to take a little time out each day to relax.

CHARACTER TRAITS 

Sometimes You Just Have to Take the Bull By The Horn

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

Too often does youth think that age knows only the wisdom of days that are gone, and therefore profits not.  But remember this, the sun that shines today is the sun that shone when thy [parents] were born … (Source: The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason)

MISCELLANEOUS 

BOOK 

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

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