Monthly Archives: August 2016

ON THIS DAY: August 31, 2016

August 31st is National Trail Mix Day National Eat Outside Day Love Litigating Lawyers Day * We Love Memoirs Day * International Overdose Awareness Day * ____________________________________________________________ WORLD FESTIVALS AND NATIONAL HOLIDAYS Kyrgyzstan – Independence Day Malaysia –Hari Kebangsaan/Merdeka Day … Continue reading

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flag/anthem/pledge blasphemy cuts only one way – either everyone or no one is politically correct

By ann summers In the case of one of the SF 49er quarterbacks, the negative reaction to his personal act of sitting during the playing of the national anthem has been sadly opportunistic and disproportionate even as the scale of the documenting … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: August 30, 2016

August 30th is Frankenstein Day * Slinky Day National Grief Awareness Day * Toasted Marshmallow Day International Whale Shark Day * U.N. International Day of the Disappeared * ____________________________________________________________ WORLD FESTIVALS AND NATIONAL HOLIDAYS Cyprus – Zafir Bairam (Victory Day) … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: August 29, 2016

August 29th is Individual Rights Day * More Herbs, Less Salt Day According to Hoyle Day * National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day * U.N. International Day Against Nuclear Tests * ____________________________________________________________ WORLD FESTIVALS AND NATIONAL HOLIDAYS Summer Bank Holiday in Gibraltar, … Continue reading

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TCS: Mad Englishman Near the Midnight Sun — Part 4

Good Morning! barred owl I’ve streamlined The Coffee Shop for you early risers on Monday mornings. There’s less small-print text to read, more story to see. This is still an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion … Continue reading

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Now what are they going to do?

By Terry Welshans This last week has brought us some unexpected changes in the political arena. Donald Trump has replaced the upper management at his campaign headquarters, replacing his Russian power-broker with Steve Bannon who is registered to vote in … Continue reading

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The Pony Express in Prose and Poetry

____________________________________________________________ On April 3, 1860, a mail pouch containing 49 letters, five telegrams and miscellaneous papers was handed to a young rider in St. Joseph, Missouri. Amid great fanfare, a cannon was fired, and that first unnamed Pony Express rider … Continue reading

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