Monday, January 16, 2023

Monday Musings - January 16, 2023


1. It is the third of five Mondays in January. And it is a holiday weekend.

2. It is Martin Luther King's birthday holiday today. 

Brown Booby
Wonder of the Seas, North Atlantic
January 10, 2023
3. I enjoyed my cruise. One of the things I like to do is image birds. On this cruise we were blessed with Brown Boobys which flew along the ship and gave me ample opportunities to try and get a good image. I also like images of sunsets and sunrises. I got this unique shot of the sun behind a cloud as the ship was departing Haiti.

Sun from Behind a Cloud
Wonder of the Seas, Haiti
January 13, 2023
4. It was a rough weekend in the NFL with both the Dolphins and Ravens coming close, but losing with back-up quarterbacks at the helm. Tonight, the Cowboys take the field and attempt to win a playoff game and defeat Tom Brady who is 7-0 against them.

5. When it is time to stop just reporting about Russian missile strikes targeting non-military targets in Ukraine  and killing civilians and do something meaningful either with sanctions or direct military action?

6. Today in History. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified by the requisite number of states on January 16, 1919.

The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early 19th century, when Americans concerned about the adverse effects of drinking began forming temperance societies. By the late 19th century, these groups had become a powerful political force, campaigning on the state level and calling for total national abstinence. In December 1917, the 18th Amendment, also known as the Prohibition Amendment, was passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification.

Europe's warm winter robs Putin of trump card - CNN

It's so cold in Florida, iguanas have started falling from trees - CNN

Missile strike in Dnipro kills 36 people, officials say - CNN

Household wealth optimism collapses, global survey shows - Reuters

Italy arrests top mafia boss Messina Denaro at Sicilian hospital - Reuters

Indonesia policemen on trial for negligence over deadly soccer stampede - Reuters

China’s bid to leave covid behind could determine global economy’s fate - The Washington Post

New details link George Santos to cousin of sanctioned Russian oligarch - The Washington Post

Russian Draftees Died in a Ukrainian Strike. Putin’s War Machine Rolled On. - The Wall Street Journal

Iran Plans Penalties for Women Breaking Hijab Rule - The Wall Street Journal

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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