Monday, October 17, 2022

Monday Musings - October 17, 2022


1. Welcome to the last half of October. This is the 3rd Monday of the month with two remaining. There are 10 Mondays remaining in the year.

2. Family NFL report. It was a mixed week with family teams going 2-2.  

    Commanders (2-4) defeat Bears (2-4), 12-7

    Ravens (3-3) snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with the Giants (5-1), 20-24

     Cowboys (4-2) lose to Eagles (6-0), 17-26

     Steelers (2-4) defeat Buccaneers (3-3), 20-18

Makayla in the Flowers
Elkridge, MD
May 31, 2014

3. It has been a week since Makayla passed. The family is still feeling her loss. Finnegan periodically checks all of the places she used to hang-out looking for her. It is still hard not to look for her when I come into the house or when I am eating. She was always present.

After Sunset Looking Northeast
Carlin Park, Jupiter, FL
October 16, 2022

4. We made it to have a Happy Hour on the beach last evening. With the sun setting earlier, we are enjoying the changing scene. Last evening the beach was busy. There was a wedding on one part of the beach and a baptism celebration in another. The sea birds were active over the water getting their evening meal from an apparently large school of bait fish. 

5. Russia is desperate in the Ukraine war. It has been reported that they are using North Korean artillery shells and rockets and Iranian drones to attack Ukraine. For the geographically challenged, Russia does have a common border with North Korea.

6. Today in HistoryOn October 17, 1931, gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $80,000, signaling the downfall of one of the most notorious criminals of the 1920s and 1930s.

Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1899 to Italian immigrants. He was expelled from school at 14, joined a gang and earned his nickname “Scarface” after being sliced across the cheek during a fight. By 1920, Capone had moved to Chicago, where he was soon helping to run crime boss Johnny Torrio’s illegal enterprises, which included alcohol-smuggling, gambling and prostitution. Torrio retired in 1925 after an attempt on his life and Capone, known for his cunning and brutality, was put in charge of the organization.

China Abruptly Delays GDP Release During Communist Party Conference - The Wall Street Journal

Kyiv Hit by Drone Attacks as Russia Targets Infrastructure - The Wall Street Journal

After Hurricane Ian, Their Company Pulls Yachts Out of Swimming Pools and Mangrove Trees - The Wall Street Journal

Gunmen kill 11, wound 15 in attack on Russian military recruits - CNN

New UK finance minister Hunt reverses tax plan, reins in energy support - Reuters

Analysis: A $1 trillion headache: China's local fiscal shortfall poses broader growth risks - Reuters

Exclusive: China's state banks seen acquiring dollars in swaps market to stabilise yuan - Reuters

South Korea kicks off military drills amid talk of North Korean nuclear test - Reuters

American technology boosts China’s hypersonic missile program - The Washington Post

Leaders of democracies increasingly echo Putin in authoritarian tilt - The Washington Post

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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