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Friday, November 20, 2020

Birthday time: Biden turns 78, will be oldest U.S. president

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Joe Biden turned 78 on Friday. In two months, he'll take the reins of a politically fractured nation facing the worst public health crisis in a century, high unemployment and a reckoning on racial injustice.

Biden is due to be sworn in as the oldest president in the nation’s history, displacing Ronald Reagan, who left the White House in 1989 when he was 77 years and 349 days old.


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Friday, November 13, 2020:

2020 National Election RUNOFFS

We have won the Presidency even though the incumbent will not concede and is setting about a course of what well may be one of serious consequences to this fledging Democracy.

We have not won the U.S. Senate seat race but at the moment, neither have they. The GOP will be extremely difficult to beat on either of these seats. The left—and the Democracy—really needs both of these seats. Failure to win BOTH seats now will greatly hamper our restoration efforts going forward the next two years. The GOP—it seems to me—are blindly unaware of where they are attempting to lead our country. By blocking—even one of the seats—could very quickly result in very serious consequences to our country and the entire World.    Both Georgia seats seem bound for a January 2121 run-off.  There does not—apear to be—a clear favorite in either race. The good news and reason for hope is that we have many good and highly qualified and dedicated supporters headed to Georgia—today, as we breathe—to assist in what well could be—and I am virtually certain is—theee most important two-Senate Seats EVER! This is the only chance we have to control the Senate for 2021 and going forward.

We have folks like Andy Yang, moving his family to Georgia to assist; Tracy Abrhams, nearly and should have been governor of the State, and she has done a remarkable job and will continue to do so there. James Carville, a native of Georgia who is throwing all his considerable influence and knowledge in the fight and this is only to mention a few. So we do have a chance but it will be a hard uphill battle at best.

I cannot go there (to Georgia), but I can—and I will pray—and I hope millions more join in this effort.

RUNOFF(s)

A second U.S. Senate race in Georgia will go to a January runoff, setting up a showdown for the Senate majority, according to NBC News.

Republican Sen. David Perdue will not break the 50% threshold needed to win outright in this month’s election and will again face Democrat Jon Ossoff next year. Georgia will host two runoffs on January 5, the other being a special election between GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock to finish the remainder of retired Sen. Johnny Isakson’s term.

Republicans have won 50 Senate seats so far, according to NBC. Democrats have flipped one net seat for a total of 48.

Winning both Georgia elections would get them to an even split, giving Vice President-elect Kamala Harris a tiebreaking vote and Democrats unified control of the White House and Congress. Both parties focused their attention and money on Georgia when it became apparent two runoffs would determine Senate control.

Perdue, the first-term senator and former business executive, faced Ossoff, a former journalist who lost a tight, high-profile U.S. House special election in 2017.

Ossoff has criticized Perdue for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, including federal investigations into his stock trading around the start of the U.S. Covid-19 crisis. Meanwhile, Perdue has tried to pin Ossoff as pursuing a “radical socialist agenda.”

The race drew national attention and extensive funding as Democrats hoped to flip the Senate in 2020. Ossoff’s campaign raised more than $32.3 million while Perdue’s campaign collected about $21.1 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Georgia has not elected a Democratic senator since 1996, but a growing young and non-white electorate has helped shift the state into battleground status.

Polling averages suggested a close race between Perdue and Ossoff.

Perdue won his 2014 Senate race by a margin of about 8 percentage points.


Monday, November 9, 2020:

2020 National Election

We have won the Presidency even though the incumbent will not concede and is setting about a course of what well may be one of serious distruction.

We have not won the Senate but at the moment, neither have they. Both Georgia seats seem bound for a January 2121 run-off. The good news and reason for hope is that we have many good supporters headed to Georgia, today, to assist in what well could be thee most important two-Senate Seats EVER!

We have folks like Andy Yang, moving his family to Georgia to assist; Tracy Abrhams, nearly and should have been governor of the State, and she has done a remarkable job and will continue to do so there. James Carville, a native of Georgia who is throwing all his considerable influence and knowledge in the fight and this is only to mention a few. So we do have a chance but it will be a hard uphill fight at best.

I cannot go there but I can and will pray and I hope millions more join in that effort.


Tuesday, November 3, 2020:

2020 National Election

Today we, possibly and hopefully, will be relieved of the tyranny of Donald Trump; destined to be recorded in history as the worst President in American History; additionally I feel he will also rank among the top 10% of worst of all world leaders in recorded history! I pray that this terrible period comes to a close today!


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Saturday, September 12, 2020:

California Wildfires

On August 15th, lightning strikes started hundreds of fires across Northern California. Gov. Gavin Newsom said that California had recorded nearly 11,000 lightning strikes in a 72 hour peroid. Fueled by strong winds and unusually hot weather the fires have continued to spread. There are over 100 fires burning throughout the state and resources and personell are strained to say the least.

We pray that the 12 confirmed deaths do not rise. The property can be replaced but not the lives.


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Friday, September 11, 2020:

There are now 12 confirmed deaths due to the fires and several missing; well over 3-million acres have burned and there are over 100 known fires spread throughout the state; the Apple fire in Riverside County has been burning since July 31, over 40 days, and consumed over 33,400 acres and is reported 95% contained. The fire reportedly was started by a malfnctioning diesel vehicle. .
Wonder what the total acreage of the United States might be? Just under 2.5 BILLION ACRES.



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Thursday, September 10, 2020:

Over 2 million acres have burned in the California wild fires and smoke and ash cover much of this state of 155,973 Square Miles ranking 3rd in area of all the United States. These 155,973 Square Miles (land area) and add another 7,737 Square Miles of water for a total area of 163,696 square miles or 104,765,163 acres-thats right, almost one-hundred five million acres. Of the United States, Alaska is first, with 424,491,046 acres and Texas second, at 171,891,725 acres. Next is Montana with 94,107,136 acres and fith place goes to New Mexico with 77,871,267 acres.
Wonder what the total acreage of the United States might be? Just under 2.5 BILLION ACRES.



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For now we will use this column for a link to some of our "Historically interesting" content. Soon to be in the archives—(that is soon to be).

Saturday, July 4, 2020

1776 & 1941

 The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. The Fourth of July 2020 is on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

Friday, July 3, 1901

 The Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy, commits its last American robbery near Wagner, Montana, taking $65,000 from a Great Northern train.

 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

1964

 On July 2, 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Covid 19 Pandemic seems to be hanging around even though much of the population is choosing to act as though they are immune. Top immunologist advise this is not good behavior and ikely will  result in a much worsening nationwide infection and many more deaths.

Likewise the protest over the George Floyd killing are still active but mostly non-violent.

Tomorrow I hope to be able to post some of the page updates on the website.

Secretariat Performed This Spectacular Display on June 9, 1973

With a spectacular victory at the Belmont Stakes, Secretariat becomes the first horse since Citation in 1948 to win America’s coveted Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. In one of the finest performances in racing history, Secretariat, ridden by Ron Turcotte, completed the 1.5-mile race in 2 minutes and 24 seconds, a dirt-track record for that distance.

On June 9, 1973, almost 100,000 people came to Belmont Park near New York City to see if “Big Red” would become the first horse in 25 years to win the Triple Crown. Secretariat gave the finest performance of his career in the Belmont Stakes, completing the 1.5-mile race in a record 2 minutes and 24 seconds, knocking nearly three seconds off the track record set by Gallant Man in 1957. He also won by a record 31 lengths.

Ron Turcotte, who jockeyed Secretariat in all but three of his races, claimed that at Belmont he lost control of Secretariat and that the horse sprinted into history on his own accord.

Secretariat would race six more times, winning four and finishing second twice. In November 1973, the “horse of the century” was retired and put to stud at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky. Among his notable offspring is the 1988 Preakness and Belmont winner, Risen Star. Secretariat was euthanized in 1989 after falling ill. An autopsy showed that his heart was two and a half times larger than that of the average horse, which may have contributed to his extraordinary racing abilities. In 1999, ESPN ranked Secretariat No. 35 in its list of the Top 50 North American athletes of the 20th century, the only non-human on the list.

Monday June 1, 2020

Sadly, the "murder" of George Floyd on Monday has sparked nationwide protests and more. Unfortunatly, these protests are nearly always accompained by those who crave violence. It is our fervent hope that these protests can be ended soon and peacfully.

Thursday, April 6 2017

marked the 100th anniversary of The United States of Americas entry in World War I and that move cost the lives of about 117,000 Americans or Doughboys.

I don't have time to get any of those anchors set today but I am working in that direction.

If one should think ("this person doesn't know wtf they are doing") then you will be correct. Please forgive me. I am no longer very young and many things seem to escape me, neither seeking nor having my consent! Alas!

Even this feeble explanation is likely not needed in that most likely only I shall read it.

I am studying the disease "peripheral neuropathy" because I think I am afflicted with it.

The content I post here is all from other peoples work and I will attempt to always give credit to the originator if known. Additionally, I will post the links to the sites where I acquire the information or intend to do so all the time.

I am also thinking of using this area for bits of information that may have been overlooked in another area of the page.


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