07/08/19 – Nike and The Betsy Ross Flag

CURRENT EVENTS

Nike

Nike recalled these shoes because someone found the Betsy Ross flag on them offensive.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

This week is about books, rather than a book.

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

I just watched this movie and I believe it started out as a serious documentary. However, somewhere down the line I believe the film makers decided to have some fun with John DeLorean’s adopted-son. Watch the movie through its end and you will see what I am saying.

Framing John DeLorean

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Since there has been so much talk about North Korea, I thought perhaps it was times for this video.

Someone Put Some Bee Gees Over North Korean Marching

ART OF THE WEEK

Bay City Fireworks 2019

For the last three years, we’ve been going up to Bay City, MI; to see their fireworks display. I’ve never been disappointed. Film can’t really do this art form justice.

  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE OF THE WEEK

George Washington

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who also served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. He led Patriot forces to victory in the nation’s War for Independence. He presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 which established the U.S. Constitution and a federal government. Washington has been called the “Father of His Country” for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the new nation.

San Francisco Mural

San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over historical artwork at a public school depicting the life of George Washington, a mural once seen as educational and innovative but now criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people. The “Life of Washington” was painted by Victor Arnautoff 83 years ago.

Arnautoff is considered to be one of the foremost muralists in the San Francisco area during the Depression. The San Francisco School Board’s decision to paint over his mural is prompting some to worry that other artwork from the so-called New Deal era could face a similar fate because of changing sensitivities.

Others have applauded the move. (Source: CBS News)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

FB has to be careful because on all the spam on the internet.

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Don’t we all wish it was that easy; but it isn’t. 

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Is a bike safari something you would like to do, if one was near you?

Yes  90.91%  (20 votes)

N0  9.09%  (2 votes)

Total Votes: 22

Regarding the book, “The Art of War”

I have not read it and I don’t wish to read it.  55.56%  (10 votes) 

I have not read it, but would like to read it.  33.33%  (6 votes) 

I have read it.  11.11%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 18
Regarding the Canadian (CBC) show Kim’s Convenience

I have not seen it and I do now wish to see it.  40%  (6 votes) 

I have not seen it, but would like to see it.  33.33%  (5 votes)  

I have seen it and liked it.  26.67%  (4 votes) 

I have seen it and did not like it.  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 15

Does the song “Can’t Stop The Feeling” make you feel up beat?

Yes  71.43%  (10 votes) 

No  28.57%  (4 votes) 

I can’t make decisions about even unimportant things  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 14
Do you believe my college professor was correct about there being three kinds of people?

Yes  43.75%  (7 votes) 

Maybe  43.75%  (7 votes)  

No  12.5%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 16

Book

If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00

However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life, 

only you can do that.

10 thoughts on “07/08/19 – Nike and The Betsy Ross Flag

  1. Loved💙your videos this week especially the North Korean one, it would be funny if they were marching to that and I really loved the fireworks🙂

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    • Thank you so much Lyndsey for commenting. Who knows, maybe next time they will actually march to the Bee Gees. When it come to North Korea, anything seems possible. Yes, it was a tremedeous fire works show, Thursday, Friday and the grand one on Saturday. As I mentioned, this was my third year. Before, I used to watch the Freedom Festival Fireworks from Windsor, Canada.

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    • Interesting perspective Georgia. I’ve heard it said that there is no such thing as “bad” publicity. I could see it working for Nike and I could see it working against them; but perhaps just as likely no long-run impact. Thank you very much for sharing your perspective Georgia.

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