Tuesday, June 2, 2020

3 keys to Roman supremacy

Roman supremacy in arms lay in three things—submission to discipline, the legionary formation of battle, and a peculiar use of the short sword.

In combat, they never struck or cut; from first to last they thrust—they advanced thrusting, they retired thrusting; and generally their aim was at the foeman's face.
Source: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace

Presidential Updates

@AAPSonline: "Trump ‘has a point’ on WHO: German Health Minister Jens Spahn told the Financial Times that the U.S. 'does have a point — the WHO needs to reform its governance and accountability. We need to figure out exactly where the money goes.'" https://t.co/LYhcj2LPRf[…]

@AEI: The United States should not hesitate to impose a tremendous price for any crackdown in Hong Kong, writes @marcthiessen. https://t.co/UI6HTc29v0[…]

@postpolitics: The Energy 202: Trump administration pauses some oil and gas leasing amid coronavirus pandemic https://t.co/xVGWIpQ3Ew[…]

@joshuawongcf: [Sanction red capital, dual-used tech and white glove companies as the way to send a warning signal to China] 1/ @Reuters and @business Bloomberg just confirmed that the US is likely to sanction China if it approves the hugely controversial bill that damages HK's autonomy. — […]

Monday, June 1, 2020

How to conquer your tour guide

(This guide) marched us through miles of pictures and sculpture in the vast corridors of the Vatican; and through miles of pictures and sculpture in twenty other palaces; he has shown us the great picture in the Sistine Chapel, and frescoes enough to frescoe the heavens—pretty much all done by Michael Angelo.

So with him we have played that game which has vanquished so many guides for us—imbecility and idiotic questions. These creatures never suspect—they have no idea of a sarcasm.

June 2020 Presidential Proclamations

Proclamation on National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2020

Proclamation on African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2020

Proclamation on Great Outdoors Month, 2020

Proclamation on National Ocean Month, 2020

Proclamation on National Homeownership Month, 2020

Presidential Launch Viewing

May 30, 2020

Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure

Remarks by President Trump Before Air Force One Departure

Remarks by President Trump After Viewing SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch

Remarks by Vice President Pence at Kennedy Space Center | Cape Canaveral, FL

Remarks by President Trump at Kennedy Space Center

Higher Education Updates

@LTrails: Bad Counsel to a Christian Girl at a Contemplative College - https://t.co/ELDktGSHBR https://t.co/Sx1cbjM0A8[…]

@timeshighered: UK universities favour blended learning approach for 2020-21: THE snapshot survey finds most institutions will deliver mix of face-to-face and online courses, with social distancing measures in the early planning stages https://t.co/pKuoGZ7pFU https://t.co/sz8FPts6Xe[…]

@timeshighered: UK universities plan to deliver blended teaching models from the autumn in a bid to maintain the “full student experience” as much as possible and prevent students from deferring a year, according to a THE snapshot survey. https://t.co/pKuoGZ7pFU[…]

@SunnyCheungky: Our students deserve liberty, not detention. #StandWithHongKong https://t.co/NpUmB4ZZ5b[…]

Friday, May 29, 2020

Nature and Resources Updates

40 years ago https://t.co/ADpVURqewU #MountStHelens[…]

As flying returns, jetmakers seek to quell #coronavirus fears over cabin air https://t.co/ZUZtjqw48t via @STcom #COVID19 — […]

@USGSVolcanoes: #40YearsAgo at #MountStHelens: 9:20 AM Seismograph goes wild. Reports of eruption. No response from Johnston. From plane, Don Swanson watches roiling, twisting helix. Clouds pull back enough to see column jets from great hole. Swanson radios—the top of the mountain’s gone! #MSH40 https://t.co/0N8c9RGvdi[…]

@AP: A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner. https://t.co/xcnyjLHVdn[…]

@capitalweather: Catastrophic dam failure in Midland, Michigan, along Tittabawassee River, ~110 mi N of Detroit. One dam has failed, another is failing. Predicted water level in Midland 4' higher than 500-yr flood in 1986 via @midlandcountymi. 10k folks being evacuated. Flash flood emergency. 1/2 https://t.co/aKssTisUsv[…]

@capitalweather: NOAA calls for busier than normal Atlantic hurricane season: between 13 to 19 named storms, 6 to 10 hurricanes, and 3 to 6 major hurricanes of Category 3 or greater: https://t.co/AUeVosZ4tL[…]

Thursday, May 28, 2020

SCOTUS Updates

@news_ntd: "...question of whether a governor... can exercise effectively limitless, unilateral, temporally unbounded #authority."-Michigan Legislature Lawyer "This is the force of law, and we expect people to follow the law." -Gov. Whitmer Michigan gov. case may go to Supreme Court https://t.co/6dPy3l8Gj5[…]

@azpolicy: Abuse, poverty, discrimination - all part of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' life. Check out his remarkable story Monday : https://t.co/L1PWsQmzGM[…]

@KevinDaleyDC: … Opati v. Sudan, ruling that terror victims can seek punitive damages for the 1998 embassy bombings. Justice Gorsuch has the opinion for a unanimous Court. Justice Kavanaugh is recused. #SCOTUS https://t.co/Pu0nm8U5AL[…]

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Federal, International Updates

@SecPompeo: “The International Criminal Court is a political body, not a judicial institution.” https://t.co/6EmXUqNNGp[…]

Value: “Your customers don’t care what it took for you to make something. They care about what it does for them.” https://t.co/O3t9AX3Mzk[…]

RT @DHSgov: “In valor there is hope” is inscribed on the marble walls of the police memorial in Washington. By reflecting upon the valor displayed by each of those lost in the line of duty, we can certainly find hope as a nation, especially in these trying times. https://t.co/3yz9EJpmmC[…]

“To all Norwegians and the millions of Americans who trace their ancestry to Norway, I offer my congratulations to you on this Constitution Day.” https://t.co/gfl9viCNpD[…]

RT @eAsiaMediaHub: “Any decision impinging on Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms as guaranteed under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law would inevitably impact our assessment of One Country, Two Systems and the status of the territory," @SecPompeo added. https://t.co/JyPOmXFfE1[…]

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