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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2019, 06:47:38 AM »

I have to go to  mandatory sexual harassment training today. I'd rather not.
Lesson one is listening to and respecting women who say, "I'd rather not."  ;D
just because they'd rather not doesn't mean they won't. 😅

morning Dave.
That's the spirit Dean!
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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2019, 06:49:18 AM »

I have to go to  mandatory sexual harassment training today. I'd rather not.
Lesson one is listening to and respecting women who say, "I'd rather not."  ;D
Lesson two is don't touch them, don't talk to them, don't look at them and even if you do all of that, some will accuse you of thinking about them.
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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2019, 06:55:59 AM »

Today is Tuesday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2019. There are 273 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 2, 2005, Pope John Paul II died in his Vatican apartment at age 84.


On this date:
In 1792, Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized establishment of the U.S. Mint.
In 1863, during the Civil War, the Richmond Bread Riot erupted in the Confederate capital as a mob outraged over food shortages and rising prices attacked and looted stores.
In 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet fled the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, because of advancing Union forces.
In 1912, the just-completed RMS Titanic left Belfast to begin its sea trials eight days before the start of its ill-fated maiden voyage.
In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany, saying, “The world must be made safe for democracy.” (Congress declared war four days later.)
In 1956, the soap operas “As the World Turns” and “The Edge of Night” premiered on CBS-TV.
In 1958, the term “beatnik” was coined by San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen to refer to members of the pre-hippie counterculture; the term was inspired by the “Beat Generation” and by the Soviet launch of its second Sputnik spacecraft.
In 1968, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the groundbreaking science-fiction film epic produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, had its world premiere in Washington, D.C.
In 1982, several thousand troops from Argentina seized the disputed Falkland Islands, located in the south Atlantic, from Britain. (Britain seized the islands back the following June.)
In 1986, four American passengers, including an 8-month-old girl, her mother and grandmother, were killed when a terrorist bomb exploded aboard a TWA jetliner en route from Rome to Athens, Greece.
In 1992, mob boss John Gotti was convicted in New York of murder and racketeering; he was later sentenced to life, and died in prison.
In 2003, during the Iraq War, American forces fought their way to within sight of the Baghdad skyline.
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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2019, 06:56:27 AM »

I have to go to  mandatory sexual harassment training today. I'd rather not.
Lesson one is listening to and respecting women who say, "I'd rather not."  ;D
Lesson two is don't touch them, don't talk to them, don't look at them and even if you do all of that, some will accuse you of thinking about them.
Yep don't do anything. Good morning Dave. Have a good morning.
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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2019, 06:57:03 AM »

Ten years ago: Leaders of the world’s rich and major developing countries met at an emergency G-20 economic summit in London; afterward, President Barack Obama hailed agreements they had reached as a “turning point in our pursuit of global economic recovery,” but cautioned, “there are no guarantees.” The House and Senate passed companion budget plans, giving President Obama and his allies on Capitol Hill a key victory. A 19-count federal racketeering indictment was returned against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY’-uh-vich); the ousted Democrat denied doing anything illegal.

Five years ago: The Supreme Court’s conservative majority voted 5-4 to free wealthy individuals to donate to as many political candidates and campaigns as they wanted, further loosening the reins on giving by big contributors. At Fort Hood in Texas, three soldiers were killed and 16 others were wounded in a shooting rampage by another soldier, Army Spc. Ivan A. Lopez, who then killed himself.

One year ago: Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who’d been married for nearly 38 years to Nelson Mandela, died in a Johannesburg hospital at the age of 81. Thousands of Oklahoma teachers began two weeks of walkouts and descended on the state Capitol to demand more education funding. Thousands of Kentucky teachers marched to the state Capitol to protest changes to their pension system; some districts that were not on spring break had to cancel classes. China raised import duties on $3 billion in U.S. products in an escalating dispute over trade and industrial policy. Ethan Couch, who as a 16-year-old driver drunkenly struck and killed four pedestrians but dodged prison after suggesting at his trial that his irresponsibility was a result of an entitled upbringing, went free after serving almost two years in a Texas jail on a probation violation. Villanova beat Michigan 79-62 to capture its second NCAA college basketball championship in three years.
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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2019, 06:58:20 AM »

I have to go to  mandatory sexual harassment training today. I'd rather not.
Lesson one is listening to and respecting women who say, "I'd rather not."  ;D
just because they'd rather not doesn't mean they won't. 😅

morning Dave.
That's the spirit Dean!
morning Dave.
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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2019, 06:59:58 AM »


1513 - Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida. The next day he went ashore.

1792 - The U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act to regulate the coins of the United States. The act authorized $10 Eagles, $5 Half Eagles, $2.50 Quarter Eagle gold coins, silver dollars, dollars, quarters, dimes and half-dimes to be minted.

1801 - During the Napoleonic Wars, the Danish fleet was destroyed by the British at the Battle of Copenhagen.

1860 - The first Italian Parliament met in Turin.

1865 - Confederate President Davis and most of his Cabinet fled the Confederate capital of Richmond, VA.

1872 - G.B. Brayton received a patent for the gas-powered streetcar.

1877 - The first Egg Roll was held on the grounds of the White House in Washington, DC.

1889 - Charles Hall patented aluminum.

1902 - The first motion picture theatre opened in Los Angeles with the name Electric Theatre.

1905 - The Simplon rail tunnel officially opened. The tunnel went under the Alps and linked Switzerland and Italy.

1910 - Karl Harris perfected the process for the artificial synthesis of rubber.

1914 - The U.S. Federal Reserve Board announced plans to divide the country into 12 districts.

1917 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson presented a declaration of war against Germany to the U.S. Congress.

1932 - A $50,000 ransom was paid for the infant son of Charles and Anna Lindbergh. He child was not returned and was found dead the next month.

1935 - Sir Watson-Watt was granted a patent for RADAR.

1944 - The Soviet Union announced that its troops had crossed the Prut River and entered Romania.

1947 - "The Big Story" debuted on NBC radio. It was on the air for eight years.

1947 - The U.N. Security Council voted to appoint the U.S. as trustee for former Japanese-held Pacific Islands.

1951 - U.S. General Dwight Eisenhower assumed command of all allied forces in the Western Mediterranean area and Europe.

1956 - "The Edge of Night" and "As the World Turns" debuted on CBS-TV.

1958 - The National Advisory Council on Aeronautics was renamed NASA.

1960 - France signed an agreement with Madagascar that proclaimed the country an independent state within the French community.

1963 - Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King began the first non-violent campaign in Birmingham, AL.

1966 - South Vietnamese troops joined in demonstrations at Hue and Da Nang for an end to military rule.

1967 - In Peking, hundreds of thousands demonstrated against Mao foe Liu Shao-chi.

1972 - Burt Reynolds appeared nude in "Cosmopolitan" magazine.

1978 - The first episode of "Dallas" aired on CBS.

1981 - In Lebanon, thirty-seven people were reported killed during fighting in the cities of Beirut and Zahle. It was the worst violence since the 1976 cease fire.

1982 - Argentina invaded the British-owned Falkland Islands. The following June Britain took the islands back.

1983 - The New Jersey Transit strike that began on March 1 came to an end.

1984 - John Thompson became the first black coach to lead his team to the NCAA college basketball championship.

1984 - In Jerusalem, three Arab gunmen wounded 48 people when they opened fire into a crowd of shoppers.

1985 - The NCAA Rules Committee adopted the 45-second shot clock for men’s basketball to begin in the 1986 season.

1986 - On a TWA airliner flying from Rome to Athens a bomb exploded under a seat killing four Americans.

1987 - The speed limit on U.S. interstate highways was increased to 65 miles per hour in limited areas.

1988 - U.S. Special Prosecutor James McKay declined to indict Attorney General Edwin Meese for criminal wrongdoing.

1989 - An editorial in the "New York Times" declared that the Cold War was over.

1989 - General Prosper Avril, Haiti's military leader, survived a coup attempt. The attempt was apparently provoked by Avril's U.S.-backed efforts to fight drug trafficking.

1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein threatened to incinerate half of Israel with chemical weapons if Israel joined a conspiracy against Iraq.

1992 - Mob boss John Gotti was convicted in New York of murder and racketeering. He was later sentenced to life in prison.

1995 - The costliest strike in professional sports history ended when baseball owners agreed to let players play without a contract.

1996 - Russia and Belarus signed a treaty that created a political and economic alliance in an effort to reunite the two former Soviet republics.

1996 - Lech Walesa resumed his old job as an electrician at the Gdansk shipyard. He was the former Solidarity union leader who became Poland's first post-war democratic president.

2002 - Israeli troops surrounded the Church of the Nativity. More than 200 Palestinians had taken refuge at the church when Israel invaded Bethlehem.

2013 - The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty to regulate the international trade of conventional weapons.

2014 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that limits on the total amount of money individuals can give political candidates and political action committees were unconstitutional.
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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2019, 07:04:08 AM »

the drizzle turned to steady rain.
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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2019, 07:04:35 AM »

Today's Birthdays:

Actress Sharon Acker is 84.
Actress Dame Penelope Keith is 79.
Actress Linda Hunt is 74.
Singer Emmylou Harris is 72.
Actor Sam Anderson is 72.
Social critic and author Camille Paglia is 72.
Actress Pamela Reed is 70.
Rock musician Dave Robinson (The Cars) is 70.
Country singer Buddy Jewell is 58.
Actor Christopher Meloni is 58.
Singer Keren Woodward (Bananarama) is 58.
Country singer Billy Dean is 57.
Actor Clark Gregg is 57.
Actress Jana Marie Hupp is 55.
Rock musician Greg Camp is 52.
Rock musician Tony Fredianelli (Third Eye Blind) is 50.
Actress Roselyn Sanchez is 46.
Country singer Jill King is 44.
Actor Pedro Pascal is 44.
Actor Adam Rodriguez is 44.
Actor Jeremy Garrett is 43.
Actor Michael Fassbender is 42.
Actress Jaime Ray Newman is 41.
Rock musician Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5) is 40.
Actress Bethany Joy Galeotti is 38.
Singer Lee Dewyze (TV: "American Idol") is 33.
Country singer Chris Janson is 33.
Actor Drew Van Acker is 33.
Actress Briga Heelan (TV: "Great News") is 32.
Actor Jesse Plemons is 31.
Singer Aaron Kelly (TV: "American Idol") is 26.
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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2019, 07:06:27 AM »

Birthdays


Giovanni Casanova 1725 - Writer, philanderer


Hans Christian Andersen 1805 - Author ("The Ugly Duckling")


Frederic Bartholdi 1834


Emile Zola 1840 - Novelist


Walter Chrysler 1875 - Auto manufacturer (Chrysler Corporation)


Max Ernst 1891 - Sculptor and painter


Buddy Ebsen 1908 - Actor ("The Beverly Hillbillies," "Barnaby Jones")


Herbert Mills 1912 - Singer (The Mills Brothers)


Sir Alec Guinness (Alec Guinness de Cuffe) 1914 - Actor ("Bridge Over River Kwai," "A Passage to India," "Star Wars")


Lou Monte 1917 - Singer


Dabbs Greer 1917


Charles White 1918 - Artist


Jack Webb (John Randolf) 1920 - Director, actor


Sir Jack Brabham - Auto racer


Bobby (Roberto Francisco Gonzales) Avila 1924 - Baseball player


Carmen Basilio 1927 - Boxer


Rita Gam 1928 - Actress ("The Thief," "Midnight")


Sharon Acker 1935


Warner Mack 1938 - Country singer


Marvin Gaye, Jr. 1939 - Singer ("I Heard It Through The Grapevine")


Leon Russell 1942 - Singer, songwriter


Larry Coryell 1943


Glen Dale 1943 - Musician (The Fortunes)


Marlene Floyd 1944 - Golfer, golf commentator


Linda Hunt 1945 - Actress ("Kindergarten Cop")


Reggie (Carl Reginald) Smith 1945 - Baseball player


Don Sutton 1945 - Baseball pitcher


Emmylou Harris 1947 - Singer


Ron "Horshack" Palillo 1949 - Actor ("Welcome Back, Kotter")


Leon Wilkerson 1952 - Musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Lynyrd Skynyrd Merchandise


Pamela Reed 1953 - Actress


Debralee Scott 1953 - Actress ("Police Academy")


Christopher Meloni 1961 - Actor ("Law and Order: Special Victims Unit")


Keren Woodward 1961 - Singer (Bananarama)


Clark Gregg 1962 - Actor


Billy Dean 1962


Bill Romanowski 1966 - Football player


Roselyn Sanchez 1973 - Actress ("Without a Trace")


Jeremy Garrett 1976


Jesse Plemons 1988 - Actor ("Friday Night Lights")
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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2019, 07:07:21 AM »

Good morning, gentlemen.
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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2019, 07:09:15 AM »

71 Charlemagne 4/2/742 - 1/28/814
King of the Franks, King of the Lombards and Charles I of the Holy Roman Empire

73 Giovanni Casanova 4/2/1725 - 6/4/1798
Italian writer, soldier and adventurer

60  Catharine Macaulay 4/2/1731 - 6/22/1791
English historian and radical political writer

75  August Hoffmann von Fallersleben 4/2/1798 - 1/19/1874
German patriotic poet, philologist and literary historian

65  Erastus B. Bigelow 4/2/1814 - 12/6/1879
American industrialist; founder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

70  Frederic Auguste Bartholdi 4/2/1834 - 10/4/1904
French sculptor of Statue of Liberty

85  Nicholas Butler 4/2/1862 - 12/7/1947
American educator and reformer; won Nobel Prize for Peace in 1931

65  Walter Chrysler 4/2/1875 - 8/18/1940
American businessman; founder of Chrysler Corporation

82  Kurt Adler 4/2/1905 - 2/9/1988
Austrian-born American conductor and administrator of the San Francisco Opera
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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2019, 07:09:41 AM »

Thought for Today: "Never think you've seen the last of anything." — Eudora Welty, American author (1909-2001).
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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2019, 07:11:33 AM »

Morning SCDave, CoffeeAndA2ndDean, FloDave, BoilerBlue and Mr. Mayor.
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Re: 4/2/2019
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2019, 07:12:20 AM »

good morning Rick and Dave.
garbage out.
Not a nice way to talk about your overnight guest...
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