one man's traitor is another man's hero
Today is the 3rd day of the 29th week, the 17th day of the 7th month, the 198th day of 2018 [1ith only 160 shopping days until Christmas], and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
1821 - Spain ceded Florida to the United States.
1840 - Samuel Cunard arrives at Halifax, Nova Scotia, with his daughter on his first steamship, the paddle steamer Britannia.
1867 – Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the first dental school in the U.S. that is affiliated with a university.
1899 – NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.
1902 – Willis Carrier creates the first air conditioner in Buffalo, New York.
1938 – Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland and becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan.
1955 – Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.
1962 – Nuclear weapons testing: The "Small Boy" test shot Little Feller I becomes the last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada National Security Site.
1975 - an Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit in the first superpower linkup of its kind.
1984 – The national drinking age in the United States was changed from 18 to 21.
1985 – Founding of the EUREKA Network by former head of states François Mitterrand (France) and Helmut Kohl (Germany).
1989 – First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 41 mins 08 secs of light-travel time from Earth
Even before the Helenski press conference, the divide in the way President Trump is perceived is vast
To his supporters:
John McNaughton painted this picture of President Trump and named it "Respect The Flag." The painter says, "I painted President Trump picking up a shredded and trampled flag off the football field. He holds a wet cloth in his right hand, as he attempts to clean it. I respect America. I respect the flag, the anthem, and the President; because he doesn’t back down to those who do not."
To his detractors:
This article in the Irish Times pretty much says it all: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/fintan-o-toole-trial-runs-for-fascism-are-in-full-flow-1.3543375
Quote of the day:
"Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear."
~ Alan Coren, English humourist, writer and satirist
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