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FSogol's Journal
FSogol's Journal
October 1, 2018

Our Sports Media forgot to cover this event once again:

The 2018 World Snail Racing Championship!

Held yearly since the 1960s.
October 1, 2018

I before E unless you...

leisurely deceive eight overweight heirs to forfeit their sovereign conceits.

October 1, 2018

This small town, devastated by floods, welcomed Syrian immigrants. They're now paying it back.

The first time Majd AlGhatrif saw this historic mill town of colonial buildings at the confluence of the Patapsco and Tiber rivers, he thought of Syria.

The structures, built of gray stone, and the history they evoked, reminded him of the timelessness and architecture of his hometown, Sweida, in southern Syria. He soon bought a house here, in 2013, then opened Syriana Cafe & Gallery, in 2016, and came to view everything about Ellicott City’s people — their kindness and decency — as an antidote to the fear others were expressing over Syrian immigrants like him.

So when floods again ripped through here in May, killing a Maryland National Guardsman, closing businesses up and down its historic district and producing images of destruction recalling the floods of 2016, he vowed to do anything he could to help a community that had become his own.

The result of that vow came to fruition Saturday at Syriana, where he presented the city with a check for $10,000, which he had raised from Syrian Americans from all over the country who had seen the destruction and wanted to show their gratitude not just to Ellicott, but also to the United States for accepting them.

More at by Terrence McCoy of the Washington Post at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/this-small-town-devastated-by-floods-welcomed-syrian-immigrants-theyre-now-paying-it-back/2018/09/22/5914d12e-be94-11e8-8792-78719177250f_story.html?utm_term=.9f8566d35928&wpisrc=nl_optimist&wpmm=1
September 27, 2018

Today's motto which the GOP never gets: Truth has a liberal bias.

The entire Kavanaugh nomination was an attempt to change reality. Nominating an unqualified sex offender to roll back Roe Vs Wade and provide protection for Trumpy's crimes goes against everything the country claims to stand for. The GOP continues to sink to new lows.

September 27, 2018

Post a song by a band or artist that formed/started in the 21st Century

I'll start off with 2, the first formed in 2008 and the 2nd from 2011:

Milk Music's Illegal and Free (Caution contains the f-word):

and Cayetana's "Scott Get The Van, I'm Moving"


September 27, 2018

New York library lends out ties, briefcases and handbags for job interviews

Most libraries around the country provide much more than books — they have computers, printers and some even have telescopes and microscopes for patrons to check out. Several lend American Girl dolls so kids can check out the highly coveted and pricey toys for a few weeks at a time.

And starting last month, a New York library branch began experimenting with new offerings: neck ties, bow ties, handbags and briefcases intended for people with limited resources who are heading for job interviews, auditions or any other events for which they need to dress up.

“They can use it for a school performance, or prom if they want a tie,” said young adult librarian Michelle Lee, who came up with the idea for the Riverside branch of the New York Public Library. “It doesn’t matter what size you are, anybody could use them.”

The concept came to her in 2016 when she was teaching a free class at the library about job seeking and résumé making. She told the high school students in attendance: “You want to look professional. You shouldn’t be bringing a backpack to a job interview."

More by Allison Klein at:
September 25, 2018

Hey Floyd, I downloaded a Thesaurus App for my phone and it was blank.

I have no words to describe how angry I am.

September 25, 2018

Hey Floyd, I was going to get a job at an Orange Juice Factory,

but I wasn't sure I could concentrate.

September 21, 2018

Poland used to be okay with Trump. Then, he posted a photo.

The Polish government did everything it could to turn Tuesday’s visit into one of Trump’s more enjoyable moments.
Yet, somehow, Trump managed to offend the Poles so deeply that the fallout was all over Polish news sites on Wednesday morning.

What happened? At the end of their meeting, the two leaders agreed to sign a strategic partnership pact to boost defense, energy, trade and security ties. But what could have been a peaceful moment for both presidents immediately took an awkward turn.


While signing the document, Trump sat comfortably in his chair while the Polish leader was forced to stand next to him and awkwardly reach over the table to sign. Poland’s Duda still somehow managed to smile at the camera, as Trump looked on with a stern face. The scene was captured on camera by the White House and was tweeted out shortly after — much to the bewilderment of Polish journalists, politicians and researchers.

The message is clear: Americans do not respect Poles,” Sibora told the Polish news outlet. “If we sign such an important document in that way, we should ask ourselves whether this wasn’t detrimental to the honor of Poland.”

Rick Noack article from the Washington Post here:
September 17, 2018

Let's see if got this right, Kavanaugh assaulted a girl in high school and that means:

1. The Democrats should have done something
2. The Washington Post should have investigated more.
3. Diane Feinstein is the devil.
4. The Democrats are to blame.

Sorry, but lots of transparency here in GD today.

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