Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday Musings - July 7, 2014

1. It is over. Independence Weekend is complete and now into the vacation season. Where are you going?

2. Did you ever notice how substantive news disappears during the summer?

3. Hot summer weather is approaching, bring it on!

4. Caution! Vacation ahead. You may not want to return to day-to-day life.

5. What is a Caliphate? From the New York Times on July 2, 2014 comes the following: The jihadist insurgent group ISIS, or as it now prefers to be called, the Islamic State, appears well on the road to achieving its stated goal: the restoration of the caliphate. The concept, which refers to an Islamic state presided over by a leader with both political and religious authority, dates from the various Muslim empires that followed the time of the Prophet Muhammad. From the seventh century onward, the caliph was, literally, his “successor.”

6. Good morning! BTW, the Orioles are in first place in the American Division East with a two game lead! Yes, there is a long way to go, but I like to celebrate the little victories in life, too!

7. Killing teenagers in Palestine and Israel is no way to settle disputes. Both sides are wrong and it needs to stop.

8. Here is a strange twist. Passengers bound for the US from some overseas airports will be required to turn their cell phones on!

9. Has anyone considered establishing a four day weekend?

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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