Memorial Day Weekend | May 2016

Remember to Hug a Vet and Say Thanks this Weekend


The Missiles of October  |  Papa Dukie (Love is a beautiful thing)

– Youtube

– Poul Pedersen and the Missiles of October Band perform “Papa Dukie (Love is a beautiful thing)” live:

“Back in the day In our sleepy little town
Out of nowhere A hippie band came around
They set up camp (Down by the river)
Close to So So Curve (behind the levee)
Folks said stay away (them people are dirty)
Tell deputy Momio get down there in a hurry
Nanananananana (2x)………….”

Complete lyrics @ Subdudes – Papa Dukie & The Mudd People Lyrics | MetroLyrics

More about the Missiles of October here  @  The Missiles of October Band

More music at Amazon here:  Hope – Missiles of October


For Memorial Day, honoring the ultimate sacrifice

– Union-Tribune San Diego

2466047_sd_me_memorial_observance_gasx006_r900x493Stories of amazing and unusual valor in service of country

“The modern idea of Memorial Day in the United States arose after the Civil War, the conflict that has spilled the most American blood.

After more than 620,000 soldiers perished, the still-young nation turned its thoughts toward honoring the graves of its war dead.

May was chosen because that’s when spring flowers are at their peak bloom.

The leader of the Grand Army of the Republic, an association of Union Army veterans, was a driving force.

“Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided republic,” Gen. John Logan wrote to his followers in 1868.

After World War I, a conflict that claimed more than 400,000 American lives, the day was expanded to honor all U.S. war dead.

Finally, in 1971, Congress pegged the national holiday known as Memorial Day to the last Monday of each May.

This series of stories tells the stories of nearly three dozen Americans who went into battlefields and displayed great courage.”

….more @ UT San Diego


Study says teens are spending nearly all their waking hours staring at screens

– Business Insider


“Facebook, news apps, Snapchat — there’s endless temptation for bored teens to take out their smartphones and scroll.

The Washington Post recently wrote an in-depth piece on kids these days and their social media usage, and in it was this startling statistic, courtesy a 2015 study by the nonprofit group Common Sense Media: Teens are spending nearly nine hours a dayconsuming media.

And children ages eight to 12 are spending nearly six hours a day doing the same thing.

Let’s say the average teen wakes up at 7 a.m. and goes to bed at 10 p.m. — that means that nine of their 15 waking hours are spent on their phones, computers, or tablets. The rest of those six hours are likely spent in school.

To put that in perspective, that’s nearly double the time that the average American spends looking at their phones.

The kids themselves estimate they’re spending much less time looking at their screens. Another related Washington Post story, “Who are these kids?”, went inside the Center for Generational Kinetics, a consulting firm that studies Generation Z and spends time talking to teens and tweens about their phone habits. According to researchers at the firm, teens spend between two and five hours a day in front of screens.”

…more @ Business Insider



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