Week In Review
June 10 – 14
“Being brave, for me, means not giving up on the things that make me feel alive.”
Grunewald, known as Gabe, was a top competitive U.S. runner who, despite a long battle with cancer, continued to compete in her sport and inspire others, including HGTV's Chip Gaines, to do the same, while raising money for cancer research. She died Tuesday at the age of 32.
The Continental Congress approved the design of the American flag.
The maker remains a mystery.
“… the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
Pres. Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14th "Flag Day" in 1916, but it didn't become an official day until 1949 when Pres. Harry Truman signed it into law. Why does the flag get folded 13 times? Each fold has a meaning. Read more:
“I wanted to make history here.”
“I’m not aware of anything in the Torah, the Bible, the Koran or anything else that suggests you should not get vaccinated.”
“Her actions…erode the principal foundation of our democratic system — the rule of law.”
“These people want to work. They want the best outcome.”
“The most important job I’ll ever have is being a mom to my kids and it’s time for us to go home. Thank you Mr. President!”
America accuses Iran of attacking two oil tankers near a crucial waterway in the Middle East and threatening worldwide peace.
“Taken as a whole, these unprovoked attacks present a clear threat to peace and security, a blatant assault on the freedom of navigation and an unacceptable campaign of escalating tension by Iran.”
“Iran stands ready to play an active and constructive role in ensuring the security of strategic maritime passages as well as promoting peace, stability and security in the region.”
One of the ships attacked Thursday was Japanese owned. Japan's Prime Minister was wrapping up a historic trip to Iran; the first Japanese leader to meet with Iranian leadership in decades, in part of diplomatic efforts with the U.S.
“If ever there were a case that should be decided on the basis of a true and complete record, it is this one.”
“This man has been absolutely crushed.”
“We will reach the point soon, most likely this year, when more will have died from 9/11-related illnesses than on 9/11 itself.”
“…they are being interrogated and we will continue deepening the investigation to get to the truth about what happened.”
A recent study says drinking six or more cups a day may negatively affect your heart health, BUT drinking too little may also do the same.
Compared to those who drank 1 – 2 cups of caffeinated coffee daily, researchers found:
[1 cup = 8 fluid ounces]
“Most people would agree that if you drink a lot of coffee, you might feel jittery, irritable or perhaps even nauseous … but it is also likely to suggest that you may have reached your limit for the time being. We also know that risk of cardiovascular disease increases with high blood pressure, a known consequence of excess caffeine consumption.”
Pres. George H.W. Bush was born.
America’s 41st president died last November & received an honor today seldom given to someone so soon after they have passed.
Did you know YOU can nominate someone for a stamp? You just have to make the request in writing. You cannot nominate a living person and the USPS asks you submit a nomination 3 year prior to a potential issuance date (for research). Who would you nominate for a stamp?
“We were part of showing the world that we would never back down from terrorism, and that we could all work together. No races. No colors. No politics.”
“It’s an embarrassment to the country and a stain on this institution.”
“All these empty chairs, that’s because it’s for the full committee. It’s not because of disrespect or lack of attention to you.”
“The hot and mostly dry weather will increase the risk for wildfires.”
“Lives are at risk because we do not have enough supplies.”
“Japan wants to do as much as possible towards peace and stability in the region.”
Is Death A Right?
Should It Be?
We’ve looked at laws impacting the very beginning of life – Here’s a look at laws impacting the end.
“This is a bill that’s about choice. It’s about the end of life because life includes death and when people are close to death they want choices in how they’re doing to end their life.”
“I think life is valuable and is precious and should be preserved till the very end.”
A similar bill was vetoed in Maine years ago. Even if the governor vetoes this bill, a voter initiative legalizing the practice could make it onto Maine's 2020 ballot. What do YOU think? Should YOU have the right to end YOUR life?
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