Daily Archives: June 13, 2017

US ‘COVFEFE Act’ would officially archive President Trump’s famed tweets


US ‘COVFEFE Act’ would officially archive President Trump’s famed tweets

From the incomprehensible “covfefe” to a post labeling fired FBI director James Comey a “leaker,” President Donald Trump’s tweets would be preserved as presidential records if a Democratic lawmaker’s proposed COVFEFE Act becomes law.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170613-usa-trump-twitter-covfefe-act-legislation-president-diplomacy

Chief Rain-in-the-Face. Hunkpapa Lakota. ca. 1880. Photo by O. S. Goff, Bismarck, Dakota Territory


Chief Rain-in-the-Face. Hunkpapa Lakota. ca. 1880. Photo by O. S. Goff, Bismarck, Dakota Territory

You can do it too!


Check out my brain profile on The Free Dictionary: http://secure.thefreedictionary.com/user/George_Bost

Today’s Holiday:Feast of St. Anthony of Padua ( St. Anton de Padova: unul dintre cei mai importanți sfinți ai creştinătății!)


Today’s Holiday:
Feast of St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1195, and is the patron saint of Portugal. The festivities held here in his honor begin on the evening of June 12 with an impressive display of marchas, walking groups of singers and musicians, who parade along the Avenida da Liberdade. The celebration continues the next day with more processions and traditional folk dancing. Another custom of the day is for a young man to present the girl he hopes to marry with a pot of basil concealing a verse or love letter. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Sir Basil Rathbone (1892)


Today’s Birthday:
Sir Basil Rathbone (1892)

Rathbone was a British actor who made his film debut in the 1920s. With his distinctive voice and gaunt appearance, he was cast as a villain in several swashbuckling movies. He won praise for his roles in Romeo and Juliet and If I Were King, but he became best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes in a series of films beginning with 1939’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. Why did his English family have to flee South Africa when he was just three years old? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:US Supreme Court Rules in Miranda v. Arizona (1966)


This Day in History:
US Supreme Court Rules in Miranda v. Arizona (1966)

Miranda v. Arizona was a landmark US Supreme Court decision that led to the institution of the Miranda warning, a set of rights that police officers must read to arrestees. One of the petitioners in the case, Ernesto Miranda, had been convicted of rape in 1963 based on a confession he made while in police custody—without knowing he had a right to see a lawyer. He appealed, and the Supreme Court ruled in his favor. What happened when he was retried using evidence other than his confession? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Washington Irving


Quote of the Day:
Washington Irving

One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:The Black Obelisk


Article of the Day:
The Black Obelisk

The most complete Assyrian obelisk yet discovered, the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III is a black limestone Neo-Assyrian bas-relief sculpture. Found in 1846 in what is now northern Iraq, the sculpture was originally erected as a public monument in 825 BCE, at a time of civil war. It features 20 reliefs depicting 5 kings bringing tribute and prostrating before the Assyrian king. The obelisk is particularly significant because it contains the earliest surviving image of a member of what kingdom? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:in a flutter


Idiom of the Day:
in a flutter

In a nervous, confused, or agitated state. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:bridgehead


Word of the Day:
bridgehead

Definition: (noun) A forward position seized by advancing troops in enemy territory as a foothold for further advance.
Synonyms: foothold
Usage: The soldiers made a brave attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

France 24 :  US ‘COVFEFE Act’ would officially archive President Trump’s famed tweets


US ‘COVFEFE Act’ would officially archive President Trump’s famed tweets

From the incomprehensible “covfefe” to a post labeling fired FBI director James Comey a “leaker,” President Donald Trump’s tweets would be preserved as presidential records if a Democratic lawmaker’s proposed COVFEFE Act becomes law.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170613-usa-trump-twitter-covfefe-act-legislation-president-diplomacy

Representative Mike Quigley of Illinois introduced on Monday the “Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically For Engagement” Act that would amend the Presidential Records Act and require the National Archives to store presidential tweets 
and other social media interactions.

“If the president is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference,” Quigley, a member of the House intelligence committee, said in a 
statement.

“Tweets are powerful, and the president must be held accountable for every post.”

Representative Mike Quigley of Illinois introduced on Monday the “Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically For Engagement” Act


Representative Mike Quigley of Illinois introduced on Monday the “Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically For Engagement” Act that would amend the Presidential Records Act and require the National Archives to store presidential tweets 
and other social media interactions.

“If the president is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference,” Quigley, a member of the House intelligence committee, said in

From the incomprehensible “covfefe” to a post labeling fired FBI director James Comey a “leaker,” President Donald Trump’s tweets would be preserved as presidential records if a Democratic lawmaker’s proposed COVFEFE Act becomes law.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170613-usa-trump-twitter-covfefe-act-legislation-president-diplomacy

Representative Mike Quigley of Illinois introduced on Monday the “Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically For Engagement” Act that would amend the Presidential Records Act and require the National Archives to store presidential tweets 
and other social media interactions.

“If the president is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference,” Quigley, a member of the House intelligence committee, said in a 
statement.

“Tweets are powerful, and the president must be held accountable for every post.”

France 24 :  EU begins legal action against Warsaw, Budapest, Prague over migrants


EU begins legal action against Warsaw, Budapest, Prague over migrants

The European Union warned the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland on Tuesday that they have 24 hours to start taking in refugees under an EU migrant sharing plan or face legal action.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170613-eu-begins-legal-action-against-warsaw-budapest-prague-over-migrants

BBC News: Trump-Russia scandal: How did we get here?


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Trump-Russia scandal: How did we get here? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38966119

BBC News: A legal ‘dream team’ looking at Trump


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

A legal ‘dream team’ looking at Trump – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40181708

BBC News: Why Qatar is the focus of terrorism claims


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Why Qatar is the focus of terrorism claims – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-40246734

BBC News: Hungary approves strict regulations on foreign-funded NGOs


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Hungary approves strict regulations on foreign-funded NGOs – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40258922