Tuesday, September 20, 2016

218th post


"The other two ushers had accepted my business cards with a smile and a 

thank you and I repeating both back to them, but that 3rd usher said something 

different when I offered my business cards and I'll type that story tomorrow...."

"It is against fair ground's rules to solicit on fair ground property."

I thought at first, considering my long hair, and the usher's of the word solicit,

that he thought I was a male prostitute, but the usher then said, "do you have

a ticket" and I said, "yes, my son has it and he is already seated." The usher 

appeared not to believe me, so I said "I'll just go" and went out the near west 

gate where I could still see and hear the concert.

The moral of this brief exchange between the usher and I, is that that rule 

he said to me is not related to common sense and does not need obeying 

and the usher who may obey all the rules, does not have much time for 

being free....


Suspect in New York City, New Jersey bombings taken into custody

BY LARISA EPATKO  September 19, 2016 at 8:37 AM EDT  | 

Updated: Sep 19, 2016 at 12:13 PM

"Ahmad Khan Rahami, who is wanted for questioning in connection with an 

explosion in New York City....

A suspect of bombings in New York City and New Jersey was captured in 

Linden, New Jersey, on Monday morning after a shootout, authorities 

confirmed. Two police officers were reportedly shot and wounded in a 

confrontation with 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, an American citizen 

from Afghanistan.

Police launched a manhunt Monday in connection to the Manhattan 

bombing, which injured 29 people on Saturday night. Police also said 

that the same man was being sought for questioning in a bombing in the 

New Jersey shore town of Seaside Park, which they believed to be linked, 

according to the Associated Press.

An Amber Alert with his name went out on cellphones in the area Monday 

morning. Mayor Bill de Blasio warned residents that he could be “armed 

and dangerous.”....


WANTED: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, in connection to the Chelsea explosion. 

Call #800577TIPS with any information.

7:39 AM - 19 Sep 2016....

The alert came out the same day as the discovery of a backpack containing 

at least five explosive devices in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The bag exploded 

when a bomb disposal robot was trying to deactivate it.

After the shootout, Rahami was taken away in an ambulance. Authorities 

are investigating his motivations and whether there is any connection 

between the Manhattan explosion and the intercepted backpack 


President Barack Obama held a news conference after being briefed by 

FBI Director James Comey."

Larisa Epatko

Larisa Epatko is a reporter-producer for foreign affairs at the PBS NewsHour.


F.B.I. Treats Minnesota Mall Stabbing Attack as ‘Potential Act of Terrorism’ 

SEPT. 18, 2016

“He was a normal American kid,” said Jama Alimad, a leader among 

St. Cloud’s ethnic Somalis and a friend of the Adan family, who had seen 

Mr. Adan as recently as this summer. “I can’t see anyone more assimilated 

than that guy.”

Friends Say Minnesota Attacker Was ‘Normal American Kid’


Somali-American leaders in St. Cloud, Minn., were among the speakers 

at an interfaith news conference Monday, two days after 10 people were 

stabbed." Credit Angela Jimenez for The New York Times.

"ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The man who the police say stabbed 10 people at a 

mall here on Saturday seemed like a model of assimilation, not a violent 

jihadist, people who knew him and his family said. The son of Somali 

refugees, he lived in the United States most of his life, did well in school, 

played sports, worked as a security guard and took classes at a local 


But a new description has been applied to him: terrorist. As he stalked 

through the Crossroads Center mall, wearing a security guard uniform 

and wielding a knife, the attacker, identified by officials on Monday as 

Dahir Adan, 20, mentioned Allah and asked at least one victim if he was 

Muslim, the police said.

A report by a news agency linked to the Islamic State claimed on Sunday 

that a “soldier of the Islamic State” was behind the stabbing. The F.B.I. is 

investigating the attack as a possible terrorist act.

But law enforcement officials were unsure whether Mr. Adan had made 

contact with any terror organization, or had “self-radicalized,” heeding 

the online calls to radical jihad that terrorist groups have used to goad 

Westerners into mounting attacks at home. The St. Cloud police chief, 

William Blair Anderson, stressed that the investigation had barely started, 

adding, “I want to know everything about this individual since the day he 

was born until last Saturday.”

"Mitch Smith reported from St. Cloud, and Richard Pérez-Peña from New 

York. Reporting was contributed by Matt Furber from St. Cloud, Christine 

Hauser from New York, Christina Capecchi from St. Paul, Mark Landler 

from New York, and Adam Goldman from Washington.

NYT National...."

"A version of this article appears in print on September 20, 2016, on page 

A11 of the New York edition with the headline: Minnesota Attacker Called

 ‘a Normal American Kid’....."


Number of electoral votes each candidate would receive based on most 

recent Reuters/Ipsos polling.

"CLINTON - 242 electoral votes - 44.8%

TRUMP - 243 electoral votes - 40.3%



Los Angeles Times

Campaign 2016 updates: Trump, Clinton respond to New York bombing

SEPT. 19, 2016, 9:03 P.M.

"Hillary Clinton is set to appear Monday night on the "Tonight Show" with 

Jimmy Fallon after campaigning in Pennsylvania and meetings at the 

United Nations. Donald Trump campaigns in Florida.

Voters might be more likely to cast a vote this election as the chance of

a Donald Trump win increases.

Trump warns more attacks are coming, takes credit for calling New 

York bombing.

President Obama urges black voters to support Hillary Clinton, and 

suggests gender is a factor in tight race.

Hillary Clinton is holding on to a lead in the key state of Pennsylvania, 

a new poll shows.

No Kasich? No worries, Trump says.

SEPT. 19, 2016 

1:53 P.M.

Chris Megerian

Topics for the first presidential debate are announced

(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

The topics for the first presidential debate were announced Monday, 

a week before the highly anticipated encounter between Hillary 

Clinton and Donald Trump.

Lester Holt, the NBC anchor who is moderating the debate, will ask 

the candidates about “achieving prosperity,” “securing America" 

and “America’s direction."

The grandly named topics are likely to include familiar debate fare 

on the economy, national security and what direction the country is 


Additional topics could be included based on news developments, 

according to the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates.

The debate is scheduled for 6 p.m. Pacific Times at Hofstra 

University in New York. 

The second debate is at Washington University in St. Louis on Oct. 9, 

and the third is at the University of Nevada Las Vegas on Oct. 19. 

The vice presidential nominees will debate once, on Oct. 4 in Virginia.

Latest updates

SEPT. 19, 2016 

9:03 P.M.

Chris Megerian

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump get face time with foreign leaders 

in New York....

As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump vie to represent U.S. interests 

around the world, they had a series of dry runs on Monday with foreign

leaders who were in town for the United Nations General Assembly.

Based on accounts from campaign officials and reporters who were able 

to glimpse snippets of the meetings, it was clear that Clinton, a former 

secretary of State under President Obama, had more experience than 

Trump, a New York businessman....


"QUESTION: What animals have multiple stomachs?

QUICK ANSWER: About 150 different types of animals have multiple 

compartments in their stomachs, including cows, sheep, camels, yaks, 

deer and giraffes. 

Animals with multiple stomach compartments are known as ruminants, 

named after the part of the stomach called the rumen."

"People who constantly overeat with lots of fat, need more than 1 stomach." 

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 8,330,000 results (1.39 seconds) 

No results found for "People who constantly overeat with lots of fat, need 

more than 1 stomach."

The quote above in part refers to the second myth vs. fact below.




8 'Facts' About Your Health That Turn Out Not to Be True

If you are feeling confused, you're not the only one.

By Elizabeth Preza / AlterNet September 16, 2016....

"In the August issue of Elle, longtime New York Times health and fitness 

columnist Gretchen Reynolds wrote a kind of confessional about 

all the misinformation she has inadvertently spread. As it turns out, even 

someone like Reynolds, who covers health for a living, sometimes gets 

the “contradictory health advice we constantly receive” wrong.

In light of this, we looked at some health advice in recent years which 

actually turns out to do more harm than good. Here are eight myths 

about your health that simply aren’t true.

2. Eating fat will make you fat.

The sugar industry’s manipulation of the scientific process drove the 

“fat is bad” narrative that people still believe today. In 1977, the Dietary 

Guidelines for Americans suggested consumers follow a “heart-healthy” 

low-fat diet, leading food manufacturers to remove fat from their 

products and replace it with—drum roll please—sugar. Those dietary 

recommendations, unsurprisingly, correlate with an increase in obesity 

among Americans.

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans caught up with the 

times a bit, recommending people “consume less than 10 percent 

of calories from added sugars.” But it also suggests consuming “less 

than 10 percent of calories per day from saturated fat.”

A 2014 meta analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded 

there was little evidence to support a low-fat diet.

"There were definitely unintended, harmful consequences of the 

low-fat craze," Harvard School of Public Health researcher Dariush 

Mozaffarian told NPR. Mozaffarian added the best diet includes 

minimally processed foods, including vegetables, meats and small 

quantities of whole-fat animal products like yogurt and cheese 

(skim milk products contain about twice the amount of sugar as their 

full fat counterparts).



"Congress bows to sugar lobbyists with the results being, that the people

who Congressmen/women represent die because of obesity and/or diabetes."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search:  About 186,000 results (1.76 seconds) 

No results found for "Congress bows to sugar lobbyists with the results 

being, that the people who Congressmen/women represent die 

because of obesity and/or diabetes."

The above quote refers to yesterday's  Number 1 myth vs. fact of 

"Sugar is just empty calories."

Did you all ever see an obese Congressmen/women? Rarely. They

don't want us to know their secret of keeping their bodies thin because 

it might end their source of cash flow from businesses loyal to them.


World leaders approve plan to address refugee crisis.

BY LARISA EPATKO  September 19, 2016 at 3:33 PM EDT

"NEW YORK CITY – World leaders approved an agreement on Monday 

aimed at providing a more coordinated response to the growing refugee 

crisis. The new game plan addresses the 65 million people who have 

had to flee their homes in 2015.

“We are one team, and I’m asking you to do your utmost effort,” said U.N. 

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a refugee forum held on the sidelines 

of the U.N. General Assembly. Ban, who was 6 years old when the Korean 

War broke out, had to leave his home in South Korea. Now, when he visits 

refugee camps around the world, he tells those living there: “I was one 

of you.”

With no end in sight to current conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan and South 

Sudan, the mountainous refugee crisis is going to get even worse, said 

Filippo Grandi, the top U.N. refugee official. The world’s mass migration

is also caused by those seeking better economic opportunities.

“For decades, we treated refugee crises as a humanitarian crisis,” but 

those stop-gap measures are no longer sufficient, said Grandi, a day 

before the signing. The current crisis needs a longer-term fix, he said.

He and others view the U.N. declaration as a first step.

One refugee’s story...."


"Billionaire investor George Soros said in an opinion piece in the Wall 

Street Journal that he would invest $500 million to meet the needs of 

migrants and refugees.

The investment comes in response to the Obama administration's "Call 

to Action" initiative, asking U.S. companies to help ease the migrant crisis. 


Soros, founder of the Open Society Foundations, also said he plans to 

work closely with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner

for Refugees and the International Rescue Committee to guide his 


This comes a day after the ceasefire between the U.S. and Russia in Syria 

ended, after a Syrian or Russian aircraft attacked an aid convoy near 


Open Society Foundations was not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Parikshit Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)." 

The following sections will be delayed until I have finished typing the

story of the Wayne County Fair:




I watered the flowers last evening instead of waiting for the natural rain

from the Heavens, so I will not have to water them this morning.

I purchased two 50 foot hoses and I now have a good plan for watering.

I've planted lots of grass seed to the point that I feel like Johnny Grass Seed,

but I still have 3-4 bags of grass seed of different varieties left and I will

throw those seeds down by hand where the lawn needs it most.

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