Sunday, October 9, 2016

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"It is the trip and not the destination that is sometimes most important to us all."

Forrest Caricofe

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dip in the road and something off to the left.... not then (about 1954), but now,

a statue of a large turkey that marked the border between Rockingham County, 

and into Augusta County going south.

The large turkey, facing south, indicated that Rockingham County is the turkey

capital of Virginia and welcomes visitors/tourists to the county.

I've often believed that the Rockingham County was the turkey/poultry capital

of the world, but that distinction belongs to Gainesville, Georgia:

Poultry capital of the world

Posted by Dave Tabler | May 6, 2015

Jesse Jewell (1902-1975) started what was to become Georgia’s largest agricultural 

crop—poultry. The now $1,000,000,000 a year industry has given Gainesville the title 

“Poultry Capital of the World.”


Father continues to drive out of the dip and up to the top of the hill where if you 

pull off the road to your right and stop, you can see our destination at about 3 miles

distance "as the crow fly." It's our Grandparent Cline's home and, of course Mother's 

home place. We are now about 6 miles road distance from arriving as Father 

continues driving downhill and over a bridge that crosses over Naked Creek. 

We are entering Burketown now and before Father turns right on to the road named 

after the town, there is a few more stories I would like to tell ....



Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 85 Today, Backs Assisted Suicide

"South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in an article on his 85th birthday, has 

confirmed his support for assisted suicide.  

Two years ago, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said he supported assisted dying but didn't 

make any indication about what he would want personally. Now, the Nobel laureate 

has confirmed he does "not wish to be kept alive at all costs," Tutu wrote for The 

Washington Post on his 85th birthday Friday.

“I hope I am treated with compassion and allowed to pass on to the next phase of life’s 

journey in the manner of my choice," Tutu wrote. He was hospitalized last month for 

infections following surgery.

“Regardless of what you might choose for yourself, why should you deny others the 

right to make this choice?” he continued. “For those suffering unbearably and coming 

to the end of their lives, merely knowing that an assisted death is open to them can 

provide immeasurable comfort.”

There is currently no specific bill in South Africa that governs assisted dying. However, 

in a landmark ruling in April last year, a South African court gave a terminally ill man 

the right to die, which continued the dialogue regarding laws in cases of assisted 


Assisted suicide has been a hot topic in the United States since 29-year-old Brittany 

Maynard, terminally ill with brain cancer, ended her life in November 2014. Her story 

swept across the country as she advocated for physician-assisted dying while relaying 

her story about uprooting from California and moving to Oregon, where assisted 

suicide is legal, so she could end her life on her terms.

"There is not a cell in my body that is suicidal or that wants to die," she told People in 

an exclusive interview at the time. "I want to live. I wish there was a cure for my disease 

but there's not.""

Besides Oregon, assisted suicide is legal in Washington and Vermont. Less than a year 

after Maynard's death, California would legalize it, too.

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Hurricane Matthew makes slow exit off the North Carolina coast

Steph Solis , USA TODAY 3:41 a.m. EDT October 9, 2016

"North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says Hurricane Matthew could be the most 

damaging one since Hurricane Floyd in 1999, dropping anywhere from 10 to 15 inches 

of rain on southeastern part of the state....

Hurricane Matthew begins its slow exit overnight off the East Coast, but the damage 

isn't over.

The hurricane weakened to a Category 1 Saturday, but it still managed to flood homes 

and businesses up to 100 miles inland in North Carolina, the Associated Press 

reported. Wilmington got a whopping 18 inches of rain, Fayetteville got 14 inches and 

Raleigh got 8 inches.

As of 2 a.m. Sunday, the storm center was around 30 miles south-southwest of Cape 

Hatteras, N.C., according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center discussion. It had 

sustained winds of up to 75 mph and some higher gusts.

The storm is expected to move eastward off the North Carolina coast by Sunday 

afternoon, according to the forecast. It is expected to be downgraded to a post-tropical 

cyclone later Sunday morning and weaken throughout the day and Monday.

The deadly hurricane killed hundreds in Haiti and menaced the Florida coastline as a 

Category 4 hurricane, killing 10 in the U.S. Three of those deaths occurred in North 

Carolina, Gov. Pat McRory said.

McCrory said at a news conference Saturday that two people died in a submerged car 

in Bladen County, and one person died when a car hydroplaned in Sampson County. 

He gave no other details."


Florida picks up the pieces after Hurricane Matthew

"Matthew officially made landfall Saturday morning 40 miles northeast of Charleston, 

S.C., the first hurricane to make landfall in the state since Gaston in 2004. Charleston 

was spared from the worst as Matthew dropped to a Category 1, but the historic port 

city still faced a 6-foot storm surge, severe flooding and fallen trees downtown.

Despite warnings from government officials and meteorologists, some Charleston 

business owners who left their businesses returned Saturday to find themselves 

pleasantly surprised at the lack of damage.

“I guess we dodged a bullet for the most part,” said Kevin LePrince, owner of LePrince 

Fine Art, which was protected by plywood sheets. He said an interior camera didn’t 

show any damage.

Farther down King Street, Geemeen Kim, owner of So Good Jewelry, was sweeping up 

broken glass from an apartment window across the street. But he said his store had no 


“We were very worried last night but everything is okay,” he said.

Ashley Parham said she “stressed out all night” about the safety of her antique store 

but found it undamaged Saturday. “I’m going to go home and have a nice cocktail,” 

she said.

Hurricane Matthew moves up the east coast

"South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Saturday that 437,000 people were without 

power in the state. By 3 a.m. ET Sunday, at least 203,799 outages were reported, 

according to the South Carolina Electric & Gas Company's outage map.

"We're not seeing as much structural damage, which is the good news of that, as much 

as we're seeing flooding," Haley said Saturday during a news conference.

Some communities will be allowed to return to their homes on Sunday, depending on 

information from local authorities, Haley said. But the first 15 miles of I-95, coming in 

from North Carolina, were closed due to floods, as was a section of I-95 in Ridgeland. 

Other parts of the state had major roads closed due to flooding, including the Beaufort 

and Jasper counties.

Torrential rains continue to spread inland across the Carolinas, the hurricane center 

said, where a serious inland flooding event unfolded. The National Weather Service in 

Raleigh said that “life-threatening weather conditions” were occurring across eastern 

North Carolina."

Contributing: Doug Stanglin, of USA TODAY, is reporting from McLean, Va.; Tim 


of The Greenville News, is reporting from Charleston, S.C. Contributing: Eric Connor, 

reporting for The Greenville News from Savannah; Kirk Brown reporting for The 

Independent Mail; WFMY-TV is reporting from Greensboro, N.C.

How Are Hurricanes Named

Published Feb 11 2015 03:57 PM EST (Jim Reed)

"What's in a name? Naming of tropical storms and hurricanes has been going on for 

centuries. Hurricanes that swept through the Caribbean often were named for the 

saint's day on which they occurred.

Once a tropical disturbance intensifies to tropical storm strength, with wind speeds 

above 39 mph, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) gives the tropical cyclone a name. 

See the current season's Atlantic and eastern North Pacific storm names.

Prior to 1950, military weather forecasters assigned a number, not a name, to tropical 

storms. For example, the fifth tropical cyclone of the 1932 hurricane season was called 

Hurricane Number 5. For a short time, the military phonetic alphabet (Able, Baker,

Charlie, etc.) was used to assign names.

Beginning in 1953, tropical storms were assigned female names. Names were listed in 

alphabetical order, with the first tropical storm of the year given a name beginning 

with "A."

In 1978, both men's and women's names were included in the eastern North Pacific 

storm lists. In 1979, the Atlantic Basin list of names was expanded to include both male 

and female names.

Member nations of The World Meteorological Organization have since revised the list 

to include names common to English-, Spanish-, and French-speaking peoples. The 

order of men's and women's names alternates every year. For example, in 1995 the list 

began with Allison. In 1996, it began with Arthur.

There are six lists of tropical cyclone names, 21 names for Atlantic storms and 24 

names for eastern North Pacific storms. The lists are used on a rotating basis. For 

instance, the 1997 set was used again in 2003.

If a tropical storm forms in the Atlantic and crosses over to the Pacific, it is given a new 


In the event that more than 21 named tropical cyclones occur in the Atlantic basin in a 

season, additional storms will take names from the Greek alphabet: Alpha, Beta, 

Gamma, Delta, and so on.

Occasionally, a name is retired from the list when an associated hurricane has caused 

many deaths or a tremendous amount of damage. Some retired names include 

Andrew, Bob, Camille, David, Dennis, Elena, Fran, Frederic, Katrina, Hugo, Ivan, Opal, 

Rita, Stan, and Wilma.

You can help people affected by disasters, such as hurricanes by donating to the 

American Red Cross. To make a donation, please visit



Music, Dance Boost Brain Power

By Charlotte Libov   |   Friday, 07 Oct 2016 03:31 PM

"Learning either music or dance has the power to strengthen the brain, but in different 

ways – and to a magnitude even stronger than previously thought, a new study finds.

Some studies have already shown how music training at a young age can improve 

various cognitive skills, but dance has yet to be used in a similar way, so researchers 

at Concordia University in Montreal set out to learn more.

They used high-tech imaging techniques to compare the effects of dance and music 

training on the white matter structure in the brain in experts in these two disciplines. 

They also used a control group, which had training in neight.

The researchers performed brain scans on two groups of people – one group that had 

studied music and dance, and a control group that had training in neither.

They found that the brains of dancers and musicians differed in many white matter 

regions, including sensory and motor pathways, both at the primary and higher 

cognitive levels of processing.

In particular, dancers showed broader connections of fiber bundles linking the 

sensory and motor brain regions themselves, as well as broader fiber bundles 

connecting the brain's two hemispheres -- in the regions that process sensory and 

motor information. In contrast, musicians had stronger and more coherent fiber 

bundles in those same pathways, the researchers say.

This suggests that dance and music training affect the brain in opposite directions, 

increasing global connectivity and crossing of fibers in dance training, and 

strengthening specific pathways in music training, the study shows.

Interestingly, dancers and musicians differed more between each other than in 

comparison to the group of control subjects who had no extensive formal training in 

either field.

Dance therapy is already used to treat Parkinson’s disease patients, while music has 

been found to help with autism, notes Dr. Virginia Penhune, senior author of the study, 

which appears in NeuroImage.

"This work has major potential for being applied to the fields of education and 

rehabilitation," says Dr. Penhune, adding, "Understanding how dance and music 

training differently affect brain networks will allow us to selectively use them to 

enhance their functioning or compensate for difficulties and diseases that involve those 

specific brain networks."

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Argentina wins maiden FIFA Futsal World Cup

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


 "On Saturday, in the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup final in Colombia, Argentina 

defeated Russia 5–4 to win their first World Cup trophy.

Russian player Eder Lima netted the first goal of the match in the 16th minute. Alamiro 

Vaporaki scored an equaliser within 30 seconds. Argentina got the lead just before half 

time as Leandro Cuzzolino successfully converted a second spot penalty kick into a 

goal, due to the sixth foul committed by the Russian side.

Less than two minutes into the second half, Lima scored an equaliser for Russia. But 

Argentina's Alan Brandi scored two goals in quick succession, as La Albiceleste lead 

4–2. In the dying moments of the game, Constantino Vaporaki scored the fifth goal for 

Argentina, putting both the Vaporaki brothers' names on the score sheet. Within 40 

seconds Dmitry Lyskov scored a goal for Russia, and in the final minute Lima scored a 

penalty completing his hat trick, but Argentina was still ahead and won 5–4 at the end 

of the final time at the Coliseo El Pueblo stadium in the city of Cali.

Argentine captain Fernando Wilhelm won the Golden Ball for the best player of the 


Iran defeated Portugal 4–3 on penalties after a 2–2 draw to win the bronze medal."


"It is politics and religion that contain the most heated conversations." 

Forrest Caricofe

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"The one thing about lying is that you have to remember what you said."

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By Steve Holland | WASHINGTON

"Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, facing eroding support from his 

party over lewd remarks about women, goes into a second presidential debate with 

Democrat Hillary Clinton on Sunday needing to demonstrate he remains a credible 


The pressure on the 70-year-old Trump at the debate will be intense. Not only must he 

parry attacks from Clinton and explain why he is a better alternative. He must also 

show an apologetic side to stop more Republican supporters from giving up on him.

Trump already had an uphill battle to win the White House in the Nov. 8 election before 

disclosure of a 2005 video in which he could be heard talking crudely about women.

A Reuters-Ipsos poll had Clinton leading by five points on Friday, before the video 

surfaced. Now, the question is whether Trump's quest for the presidency is all but over.

The fresh controversy adds an air of unpredictability over the 9 p.m. EDT debate at 

Washington University in St. Louis, the second of three scheduled presidential debates 

as the long-running U.S. election contest enters its final weeks.

It will be a town hall-style debate with undecided voters posing half the questions and 

the debate's two moderators posing the others.

His vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, said on Sunday that Trump needs to 

show contrition.

"We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity to show what is in his heart 

when he goes before the nation tomorrow night," Pence said in a statement.

The crisis has put the Republican National Committee in a tight spot with less than a 

month to go until Election Day.

Trump would have to resign the nomination to allow Republican leaders to choose a 

successor, but the New York businessman is showing no signs of stepping down 

despite increasing calls from elected leaders for him to let Pence become the 


"The media and establishment want me out of the race so badly - I WILL NEVER DROP 


tweeted on Sunday from Trump Tower in New York.

At the first debate, on Sept. 26, Trump was repeatedly put on the defensive by Clinton. 

He never let her accusations go unanswered, and as a result he missed opportunities to 

use his speaking time to draw attention to Clinton's perceived weaknesses.

Republicans said Trump needed to perform more like Pence, who was deemed the 

winner in his vice presidential debate against Democratic rival Tim Kaine last week.

Republican strategist Ron Bonjean said there is plenty Trump could learn from Pence, 

who stayed on offense at the vice-presidential debate, did not bother to respond to 

Kaine's accusations, and looked calm and unflappable.

“It was a clear lesson in how you avoid falling into your opponent’s traps," Bonjean 

said. "Don’t talk about what the other side wants you to talk about, focus on what you 

want to talk about."

Clinton has been hunkered down for days getting ready for what could be, for her, a 

knockout blow against Trump."

Trump vows to stay in race after lewd remarks surface

Sanders supporters seethe over Clinton's leaked remarks to Wall St.

Before the video surfaced, Clinton campaign officials said they were expecting the 

Republican nominee to come to the debate more subdued than the first round.

But they were also prepared in case Trump follows through with a threat to focus on 

Clinton's sometimes troubled marriage to former President Bill Clinton.

Clinton, who has already capitalized on Trump's treatment of women, herself 

foreshadowed how she might respond to an attack from Trump on her marriage during 

a speech to a fundraiser in Washington on Wednesday.

"I feel it's my responsibility not to defend myself against his attacks because, really, 

been there, done that," she said. "I think it's my responsibility to defend everybody 

else against his attacks," she said, drawing cheers from the crowd.

Clinton has her own issues to face. Wikileaks on Friday published an email from 

Clinton advisers appearing to contain excerpts of paid speeches to corporations, in 

which Clinton voices support for open trade and borders and says how sometimes it is 

important to have a public and private position."

(Reporting by Steve Holland in Washington and Jeff Mason in White Plains, New York; 

Editing by Leslie Adler, Bernard Orr)


Maybe my opinion does not matter much since I'm just one lone human being,

but Donald Trump may have finally outlasted his welcome. Can he possibly

win the Presidential election with all the headlines from below?

Can he and would he step down and allow Mike Pence to take his place?

What difference is there in what Donald Trump has done compared to Bill 

Clinton's "I did not have sex with that woman."

Sadly, in the end, they are all "liars, liars pants on fire."


Report: Cruz Reconsidering Trump Endorsement

Condoleezza Rice: 'Enough! Donald Trump Should Not be President'

GOP Sens. Thune, Portman Denounce Trump Over Remarks

Alabama Governor, Facing Own Issues, Calls for Trump to Quit

Giuliani: Trump in Race to Win - 'And He's Gonna Win'

Bill Kristol Calls on Pence to Quit in Effort to Oust Trump

Edward Klein: Media Let Hillary Off Hook, But Not Donald

Glenn Beck: Trump Is Right's Anthony Weiner

Ben Carson: Trump 'Resolute,' Victim of Smear Campaign

RNC Puts the Brakes on Mailings for Trump

TrumpTweets: 'I Will Never Drop Out of the Race'

Paul Ryan Booed by Trump Backers Over Tepid Support

Nancy O'Dell: 'I'm Saddened' by Trump's Vulgar Comments

Franklin Graham Rips Trump Comments, Turn Out for SCOTUS

Melania Trump Slams 'Unacceptable ... Offensive' Comments

Clinton Refuses to Disavow 'Open Border' Speeches

Kasich: Trump's Actions 'Disgusting' — I Won't Vote for Him

Robert De Niro on Trump: 'I'd Like to Punch Him in the Face'

Hugh Hewitt to Trump: Withdraw for Good of Country

Pence Won't 'Condone' or 'Defend' Trump Remarks

Pataki Calls on Trump To 'Step Down' From Race

Reports: Trump Tried to Fire O'Dell Over Pregnancy

Fiorina Says Trump Should Step Aside for Pence

Tipster Called Wash Post About Trump Video

Utah Sen. Lee Calls For 'Distraction' Trump to Step Down

Some Donors Already Explore Replacing Trump

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BBC News

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

"updated 9 October 2016             Hillary Clinton 48%      Donald Trump 44%

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% 

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


I made a video of the yard and flower beds yesterday, but I have not looked

at it yet. Hopefully it's good enough so I won't have to do a second or third take.

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