Saturday, October 8, 2016

236th post


"Named roads of long gone heroes remind us of our past."

 Forrest Caricofe

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"a road to the left in which Mother became interested in after Father had 

died and I will tell you about that tomorrow...." 

The road was named Imboden and Mother and I traveled down that road maybe

about 10 years ago (2006). It wound around for about two miles or so to a turn 

around area where Imboden Road ended because of Interstate 81. 

I googled Imboden and received the following:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Daniel Imboden

Born February 16, 1823

Staunton, Virginia

Died August 15, 1895 (aged 72)

Damascus, Virginia

Place of burial Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

Allegiance Confederate States of America

Service/branch Confederate States Army

Years of service 1861–1865

Rank Confederate States of America Brigadier General


American Civil War

First Battle of Manassas

Gettysburg Campaign

Valley Campaigns of 1864

Other work lawyer, writer

About 1954 again and Father continues to drive (US Route 11 south) upwards 

and past CC Rosen & Sons, a tire dealer who besides being an excellent 

merchant of tires, does repairs that relate to a vehicle's stabilization. Was 

CC Rosen & Sons there in that year? I do not know, but I know that Father 

used their services in his lifetime here on earth. 

Father continues to drive upward past a church on his right to the top of the 

hill and down to a dip in the road and something off to the left....




The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel 

Santos in Oslo, on Oct. 7, for his work to reach a peace deal to end Colombia's civil war 

with the FARC rebels. (Reuters)

By Michael Birnbaum October 7 at 5:52 AM 

BRUSSELS – "Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace 

Prize on Friday for his efforts to end a six-decade civil conflict in his nation, despite 

Colombian voters’ shock rejection of a peace deal just days ago .

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said that it had made the decision because of 

Santos’s landmark efforts to end violence in one of the world’s longest running 


Among the surprises of the award was that it was offered to Santos alone, rather than to 

Santos and his partner in the peace efforts, the leader of the FARC rebels, Rodrigo 

Londoño, who goes by the alias Timochenko. 

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (C) makes the victory/peace sign with wife 

Kullman Five declined to comment on why Londoño was not included. Analysts said it 

may have been politically difficult to honor the leader of a guerilla force in a conflict 

that does not appear fully resolved.

The 52-year-old war has killed 220,000 people and displaced 7 million. Santos called 

last Sunday’s referendum expecting an easy ratification of a years-long peace effort. 

Instead, he lost by a razor-thin margin of 50.21 to 49.78 percent, throwing the deal into 


“We have to decide what path to take so that peace will be possible,” Santos said in the 

aftermath of the referendum. “I won’t give up.”

Londoño, who has been negotiating the deal from Havana, has also said that he 

remains committed to peace.

But the future of the efforts are in flux. Ordinary FARC soldiers have already spent 

months laying down their arms and preparing to rejoin their families. Any new deal 

will likely include harsher penalties for those who have taken part in the fight. Many 

rebels have spent decades in the jungle.

Santos faced a major challenge from his former political benefactor and predecessor 

as Colombia’s leader, Álvaro Uribe, who led the successful effort to derail the peace 

accord. Uribe is a fierce critic of the FARC rebel leaders who said the peace deal let 

them off too lightly.

Santos has staked his legacy on the peace deal, leaving him politically weakened in 

the aftermath of Sunday’s vote.

The prize committee considered a record 376 nominations this year for the prestigious 

award. Other top contenders this year had been the negotiators of the Iran nuclear 

deal, the Syrian activists who rescue bombing victims, and Svetlana Gannushkina, a 

fierce advocate for migrants’ rights in Russia. 

The award comes at a particularly fraught time for peace around the world. Efforts to 

impose a cease-fire in the grinding conflict in Syria have collapsed amid the worst 

violence in the five-year war. Colombia faces uncertain prospects as leaders regroup 

following the rejection of the peace deal. 

Europe, which threw open its doors to refugees last year, has now sealed its borders 

following a voter backlash. It just inked a controversial deal with war-torn Afghanistan 

to send back an unlimited number of deportees.

Last year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to an alliance of Tunisian workers, lawyers, 

employers and activists that helped preserve democracy in the country that gave birth 

to the Arab Spring. The award to the so-called Quartet was meant to honor Tunisia’s 

major steps toward democratic rule while also encouraging it to go farther as the other 

nations that took part in the Arab Spring have struggled under the weight of violence, 

coups and dashed dreams.

The prize, which was first awarded in 1901, is the most prestigious of the series of 

awards endowed by the Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel.

 Michael Birnbaum is The Post’s Brussels bureau chief. He previously served as the 

bureau chief in Moscow and in Berlin, and was an education reporter.  Follow 



Hurricane Matthew kills almost 900 in Haiti before hitting U.S.

Hurricane Matthew lashes Daytona Beach 01:04

By Joseph Guyler Delva and Scott Malone | PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI/DAYTONA 


"Hurricane Matthew killed almost 900 people and displaced tens of thousands in Haiti 

before plowing northward on Saturday just off the southeast U.S. coast and causing 

major flooding and widespread power outages.

The number of deaths in Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, surged to at least 

877 on Friday as information trickled in from remote areas previously cut off by the 

storm, according to a Reuters tally of death tolls given by officials.

Matthew triggered mass evacuations along the U.S. Atlantic coast from Florida 

northward through Georgia and into South Carolina and North Carolina. President 

Barack Obama urged people not to be complacent and to heed safety instructions.

"The potential for storm surge, loss of life and severe property damage exists," Obama 

told reporters after a briefing with emergency management officials about the fiercest 

cyclone to affect the United States since Superstorm Sandy four years ago.

Matthew smashed through Haiti's western peninsula on Tuesday with 145 mph (233 

kph) winds and torrential rain. Some 61,500 people were in shelters, officials said, 

after the storm hurled the sea into fragile coastal villages, some of which were only 

now being contacted.

While highlighting the misery of underdevelopment in Haiti, which is still recovering 

from a devastating 2010 earthquake, the storm looked certain to rekindle debate about 

global warming and the long-term threat posed by rising sea levels to low-lying cities 

and towns.

At least three towns in the hills and coast of Haiti's fertile western tip reported dozens of 

people killed, including the farming village of Chantal where the mayor said 86 

people died, mostly when trees crushed houses. He said 20 others were missing.

"A tree fell on the house and flattened it. The entire house fell on us. I couldn’t get out," 

said 27-year-old driver Jean-Pierre Jean-Donald.

"People came to lift the rubble, and then we saw my wife who had died in the same 

spot," said Jean-Donald, who had been married for only a year. His young daughter 

stood by his side, crying "Mommy."

With cellphone networks down and roads flooded, aid has been slow to reach hard-hit 

areas in Haiti. Food was scarce and at least seven people died of cholera, likely 

because of flood water mixing with sewage.

The Mesa Verde, a U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock ship, was heading for Haiti to 

support relief efforts. The ship has heavy-lift helicopters, bulldozers, fresh-water 

delivery vehicles and two surgical operating rooms.


Matthew sideswiped Florida's coast with winds of up to 120 mph (195 kph) but did not 

make landfall there. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) downgraded the storm 

to a Category 2 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity as its 

sustained winds dropped to 110 mph. Category 5 is the strongest.

There were at least four storm-related deaths in Florida but no immediate reports of 

significant damage in cities and towns where Matthew swamped streets, toppled trees 

and knocked out power to more than 1 million households and businesses. About 

300,000 households and businesses were without power in Georgia and South 

Carolina, according to utility companies.

Two people in Florida were killed by falling trees, according to state officials, and an 

elderly couple died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator while sheltering 

from the storm inside a garage.

Hurricane warnings early on Saturday extended up the Atlantic coast from northeast 

Florida through Georgia and South Carolina and into North Carolina.

Flash flood warnings were also in effect as 15 inches (40 cm) of rain was expected to 

accumulate in parts of the region along with storm surges and high tides, the National 

Weather Service said.

Several major roadways were flooded in Charleston, South Carolina, where water 

topped a wall at The Battery and was inundating White Point Gardens, a large 

downtown park, local media reported early on Saturday.

At 4 a.m. EDT (1000 GMT), Matthew's eye was about 30 miles (45 km) south-southeast of 

Hilton Head, South Carolina, and moving northward at 12 mph (19 kph), the NHC said. 

Wind gusts of more than 60 mph (100 kph) were reported in South Carolina.

Standing water closed both directions of the Interstate 95 highway in Georgia. Some 8 

inches (20 cm) of rain had fallen in the Savannah, Georgia area where Matthew 

downed trees and caused flooding of streets, local emergency officials reported.

Earlier on Friday in Daytona Beach, Florida the street under the city's famed "World's 

Most Famous Beach" sign was clogged with debris washed up by the ocean. The waves 

had receded by early afternoon but there was damage throughout the city, including a 

facade ripped off the front of a seaside hotel.

FACT BOX Hurricane Matthew leaves nearly 1.2 million in U.S. Southeast powerless

Though gradually weakening, Matthew was forecast to remain a hurricane until it 

begins moving away from the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, according to the NHC.


Craig Fugate, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said he was 

concerned that relatively light damage so far could give people up the coast a false 

sense of security.

"People should not be looking at the damages they're seeing and saying this storm is 

not that bad," Fugate told NBC.

"The real danger still is storm surge, particularly in northern Florida and southern 

Georgia. These are very vulnerable areas. They've never seen this kind of damage 

potential since the late 1800s."

In St. Augustine just south of Jacksonville, Florida, about half of the 14,000 residents 

refused to heed evacuation orders despite warnings of an 8-foot (2.4-meter) storm 

surge that could inundate entire neighborhoods, Mayor Nancy Shaver said in a 

telephone interview from the area’s emergency operations center.

Television images later showed water swirling through streets in the historic downtown 

district of St. Augustine, the oldest U.S. city and a major tourist attraction.

“There's that whole inability to suspend disbelief that I think really affects people in a 

time like this,” Shaver said.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee, Susan Heavey, Eric Walsh and Doina 

Chiacu in Washington; Gabriel Stargardter in Miami; Zachary Goelman in Orlando, 

Fla.; Zachary Fagenson in Wellington, Fla.; Irene Klotz in Portland, Maine; Laila 

Kearney in New York; Colleen Jenkins in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Writing by Tom Brown; 

Editing by Mark Heinrich)

Update (8:17 AM 10/8/2016)

The Weather Channel

Hurricane Mathew Story Highlights 

"Category 2 Matthew's eyewall is raking the South Carolina coast.

Heavy rain and storm surge will combine to trigger major flooding in coastal Georgia 

and the Carolinas.

The magnitude of the flooding in coastal South Carolina could match last October.

Hurricane-force winds will also impact the coastal Carolinas.

The threat for tornadoes is also in play in parts of the Carolinas.

Storm surge flooding has caused devastation along the northeast Florida coast.

Matthew will then meander off the Southeast coast or near the Bahamas well into next 


Hurricane Matthew's eyewall is continuing a march along South Carolina's coast, now 

targeting the city of Charleston with destuctive winds to add to major storm surge and 

flooding from heavy rain.

This siege of impacts, even including a threat of tornadoes, will slowly march up the 

coast to southern North Carolina after hammering coastal Georgia and northeast 

Florida Friday."


"Islamic State hits back against Syrian rebels north of Aleppo: monitors

BEIRUT Islamic State militants captured several villages from Syrian rebels in a 

counter-attack near the Turkish border that forced the foreign-backed insurgents to 

retreat, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Two militants kill themselves in standoff with Turkish police

ANKARA Two militants believed to be preparing a car bomb attack detonated 

explosives, killing themselves in a remote area near Ankara on Saturday after Turkish 

police told them to surrender, the provincial governor said."'


"Tattoo Inks Found to Contain Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Tattoos are becoming increasingly popular. But health experts warn that tattoos can 

pose significant health risks, with the latest research indicating skin inks contain 

cancer-causing chemicals."

Breaking News at 


The Cleveland Indians baseball team won their 2 game in a row, 6-0, to lead 

the Boston Red Socks in their playoff series. The series will now move to Boston 

for the 3rd playoff game.

I've have always liked the sport of rugby and do not know why this sport is

not played professionally in the US. Unlike pro football that's played in the US,  

rugby players wear almost no padding as compared to the warrior/knight 

dress of US football.

Rugby league

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rugby league

Highest governing body Rugby League International Federation

Nicknames League, RL

First played 7 September 1895, post schism, England

Registered players

1,800,000 (Total)

800,000 (Full Contact)

900,000 (Touch Version)

100,000 (Tag Version)

Clubs 5,000

Characteristics - Contact - Full contact

Team members Thirteen

Mixed gender Single

Type Team sport, Outdoor

Equipment Rugby League ball

Venue Rugby league playing field

Rugby league football,.... usually called rugby league,.... is a full contact sport played 

by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.... One of the two codes of 

rugby football, it originated in England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football 

Union over the issue of payments to players.... Its rules gradually changed to produce 

a faster,.... more entertaining game for spectators....which is frequently cited as the 

most physically demanding team sport....

In rugby league, points are scored by carrying the ball and touching it to the ground 

beyond the opposing team's goal line; this is called a try, and is the primary method of 

scoring.... The opposing team attempts to stop the attacking side scoring points by 

tackling the player carrying the ball.... In addition to tries, points can be scored by 

kicking goals. After each try, the scoring team gains a free kick to try at goal with a 

conversion for further points.... Kicks at goal may also be awarded for penalties, and 

field goals can be attempted at any time.

Rugby league is a popular sport in Northern England,.... the states of Queensland and 

New South Wales in Australia,....New Zealand,.... southwest France, and Papua New 

Guinea where it is the national sport.... The European Super League and 

Australasian National Rugby League (NRL) are the premier club competitions. Rugby 

league is played internationally, predominantly by European, Australasian and Pacific 

Island countries, and is governed by the Rugby League International Federation. The 

first Rugby League World Cup was held in France in 1954; the current holders are 



"God gave humans one mouth to talk and two ears to hear, politicians use 

their mouth the most and not their ears to listen."

Forrest Caricofe

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Breaking News at 

Jeb Bush, Romney, Conservatives Blast Trump Sex Tape: 'Reprehensible,


Trump Apologizes for Sex Tape in Facebook Video

Chaffetz, Utah Gov. Herbert Pull Support for Trump

WikiLeaks: Clinton Said She's 'Far Removed' From Middle Class

Ryan, 'Sickened' by Trump Tape, Cancels Campaign Swing

Ana Navarro: Time for GOP to Disavow Donald Trump

Report: Evangelicals Not Deterred by Trump Comments

Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol: Trump is a 'Dirty Old Man'

Trump Campaign Reeling After Bombshell Sex Tape Leaked

Twitter Explodes Over Trump's Sex Tape 'Misogyny'

RNC's Priebus Slams Trump Sex Tape

Billy Bush Apologizes for Lewd Donald Trump Sex Tape

Chamber Would Pressure 'President Trump' on Immigration

The Denver Post Endorses Hillary Clinton

Trump Again Insists Central Park Five Were Guilty

Trump Takes Swipe at Sen. Mark Kirk: 'Maybe He's a Democrat'

NRA Pouring Millions Into GOP Senate Campaigns

Quinnipiac: Clinton 5 Points Ahead of Trump Nationally

NY Times: Clinton Has 82 Percent Chance of Winning

Russians File Protest After UN Official Slams Trump


Donald Trump seems to get in more trouble each day because he does not

think before he talks and revelations of his past, as seen above, are adding 

to his possible downfall.  

Although the "Evangelicals (are) Not Deterred by Trump Comments," 

the Russians remain loyal to him and has the support of the NRA, he will 

need more than this to gain any ground on Hillary Clinton.

And the person he needs the most if he would be elected president is Paul 

Ryan, leader of the senate who is "'Sickened' by Trump Tape, (and) Cancels 

(his) Campaign Swing.""

BBC News

US election poll tracker: Who is ahead - Clinton or Trump?

"updated 8 October 2016              Hillary Clinton 48%      Donald Trump 44%    

updated 7 October 2016                Hillary Clinton 47%      Donald Trump 43%        

updated 6 October 2016                Hillary Clinton 48%      Donald Trump 43% 

updated 3 October 2016                Hillary Clinton 49%      Donald Trump 45%

            30 September 2016            Hillary Clinton 48%      Donald Trump 46%" 


"Winter's coming allows outdoor plants, trees, flowers, grass and other living

things to rest and sleep before they come again in Spring."
Forrest Caricofe

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I got a lot accomplished yesterday. I threw out the fiscus grass seed in the barren

areas of the yard and then watered those same areas and the flowerbeds. 

I then weeded the new back bed which I have neglected and put down 3 bags of 

black mulch which helps to retain water for the flowers/plants and helps keep 

weeds from growing.

It's misting rain outside right now (7:11 AM 10/8/2016), but it is suppose to clear

up by this afternoon and one important thing I forgot about is to video the flower

gardens. If I wait until tomorrow it might be too late. We are suppose to get a 

low of 39 degrees tonight. Hopefully, I can make that video today.

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