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FSogol's Journal
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January 29, 2018

Be quiet about the misspelling on the State of the Union address.

If Trumpy gives a State of the Uniom address, then he's in violation of Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution.

It states that the president must “from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”


January 29, 2018

How every single poll about movie directors on DU goes:

What is director x's best movie?

January 25, 2018

RIP Mark E Smith of The Fall


Drink the long
Drink the long draught
Drink the long draught for big priest
Rock the records
Check the record
Check the guy's track record
Check the record
Check the guy's track record
He is not appreciated
January 19, 2018

By telling so many lies, & so many that are mean-spirited, Trump is violating some of the most

fundamental norms of human social interaction and deceny. Many of the rest of us, in turn, have abandoned a norm of our own - we no longer give Trump the benefit of the doubt that we usually give so readily. - Bella DePaulo

Excellent overlooked opinion piece from last month's (12/10/2018) Washington Post

I study liars. I’ve never seen one like President Trump.

The college students in our research told an average of two lies a day, and the community members told one. A more recent study of the lies 1,000 U. S. adults told in the previous 24 hours found that people told an average of 1.65 lies per day; the authors noted that 60 percent of the participants said they told no lies at all, while the top 5 percent of liars told nearly half of all the falsehoods in the study.

In Trump’s first 298 days in office, however, he made 1,628 false or misleading claims or flip-flops, by The Post’s tally. That’s about six per day, far higher than the average rate in our studies. And of course, reporters have access to only a subset of Trump’s false statements — the ones he makes publicly — so unless he never stretches the truth in private, his actual rate of lying is almost certainly higher.

That rate has been accelerating. Starting in early October, The Post’s tracking showed that Trump told a remarkable nine lies a day, outpacing even the biggest liars in our research.

But the flood of deceit isn’t the most surprising finding about Trump.

Much more at:
January 18, 2018

Without the Boy Scouts, Band-Aids might not have stuck around

Sales of Band-Aids were flagging until Johnson & Johnson made an ingenious marketing move.
In the 1920s, the company began distributing, for free, an unlimited supply of Band-Aids to Boy Scout troops across the country, according to this lesson from TED-Ed. Band-Aids also were included in the custom first-aid kits Johnson & Johnson produced for the Boy Scouts of America. The kits were designed to help Boy Scouts earn merit badges like First Aid. The original 1925 “Boy Scout First-Aid Packet” contained a triangular bandage for a sling, a compress and two safety pins. It came in a simple cardboard container.

In 1926, Johnson & Johnson and the BSA asked silent film cowboy Fred Thomson to show Scouts how to use the kits. He bandaged the leg of his horse, Silver King, for the demo. A few years later, Johnson & Johnson debuted an upgraded BSA first-aid kit in a tin box. Inside, Scouts found burn and antibiotic creams, first-aid instructions, and several kinds of bandages, including Band-Aids.

The collaboration with the BSA proved fruitful. Johnson & Johnson effectively made Band-Aids a default part of every Scout’s camping gear — a tradition that continues today in many packs, troops, ships and crews.

“This was the beginning of marketing to children and families that helped familiarize the public with the Johnson & Johnson name and their new product,” according to this article in Smithsonian magazine.

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