Saturday, September 1, 2012


*This is the Labor Day weekend in the United States, where Monday we pause to salute the working man, although ironically, not everyone will have the holiday off.
*What used to be known as "The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon", lasting from Sunday night to Monday evening, will now be know as "The MDA Show of Strength" and only air in the prime time period this Sunday night.
*Congratulations to Besse Cooper of Georgia, USA for celebrating her 116th birthday! The milestone event has been confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records.
*This month marks the 55th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company introducing the Edsel to automobile buyers in 1957.
*This is the last weekend to participate in The Free Choice E-zine's Readers Survey to determine whether or not this E-zine will support a Presidential candidate this fall or maintain journalistic integrity and remain neutral. Put either YES or NO in the subject line of an e-mail to  If Yes wins, then a new poll will determine who this E-zine endorses.

Amongst events that have happened around the world this past week:
*Hurricane Isaac, following roughly the same path of its predecessor Katrina, hit New Orleans, Louisiana USA earlier this week. Although not as strong as the 2005 storm, residents along the Gulf Coast experienced flooding, power outages, and severe property damage in some areas, with 36 persumed deaths. While there has yet to be an estimated time table of completion, relief and restoration efforts have begun.
*Colin and Vanessa Steer of England have discovered a well under their house that may date back to medieval times.
*Civil unrest continues in Syria.
*The assassination of Kenyan Islamic cleric Aboud Rogo Mohammed has triggered numerous protests and clashes in Mombasa.

*A couple of delegates are facing charges after throwing peanuts at an African American CNN camera woman, saying "This is how we feed the animals!"
*Paul Ryan's acceptance speech to be Mitt Romney's Vice President was fact checked by independent sources and found to be full of lies.
*In his acceptance speech to be the Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney mentioned what he would do as America's Commander-In-Chief, but never once mentioned the actual troops!
*In what was supposed to be a speech endorsing Romney, Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair that was supposed to represent incumbent Democrat President Barack Obama,. The staging has since become a set up for comedic comments since Eastwood "rambled" during his presentation, leaving Republicans in attendance scratching their heads wondering if he is for or against Romney.
*In an example of poor planning, the Republican Party hung a tote board with a running total of the National debt over a sign with their party's campaign slogan!

I'm blue because this is a rare event.
*Tonight is the middle night of a blue moon weekend. A blue moon is an extra full moon visible within a calendar year, with the next not occurring until July, 2015.
*Neil Armstrong, the first Human to set foot on the moon, was laid to rest yesterday in a private ceremony.

*Despite the sanctions and scandal surrounding the university, Penn State football fans rallied around the team as they play their first game of the 2012 college football season. Meanwhile, others have picketed the game, wondering why Penn State is even allowed to still maintain a football program after everything that happened.
*The 2012 Summer Paralympic Games have begun in London, England.
*15 year old Lydia Ko of New Zealand has won the Canadian Women's Open, making her the youngest winner in LPGA history.

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