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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Reduction in Extreme Poverty World Wide

Towards the end of poverty


Nearly 1 billion people have been taken out of extreme poverty in 20 years. The world should aim to do the same again.

Click to read the article

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21578665-nearly-1-billion-people-have-been-taken-out-extreme-poverty-20-years-world-should-aim


The US has been supporting these efforts for many years. And we (the world) are doing very well. We had an international goal of reducing extreme poverty by 1/2, and have met that goal early.




Reduction in Extreme Poverty World Wide

Towards the end of poverty


Nearly 1 billion people have been taken out of extreme poverty in 20 years. The world should aim to do the same again.

Click to read the article

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21578665-nearly-1-billion-people-have-been-taken-out-extreme-poverty-20-years-world-should-aim


The US has been supporting these efforts for many years. And we (the world) are doing very well. We had an international goal of reducing extreme poverty by 1/2, and have met that goal early.




Chicago's Other Magnificent Mile

Chicago's Other Magnificent Mile

When You First Meet a Drill Instructor




Thanks to Ken Zalga for submitting.


When You First Meet a Drill Instructor




Thanks to Ken Zalga for submitting.


Angkor Wat, Cambodia


Warning !!!




Warning !!!




Tuesday, September 29, 2015

School Mascots



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Trivia Today’s Fact of the Day today was that Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn! Guess unicorns must bless Scotland…


~ Jan Madsen Alton


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Unicorns, huh? I guess it is just a reflection on who gets to choose.  A community college in our conference, Scottsdale Community College's mascot is the Fighting Artichokes. I had always wondered about where that came from and last week I heard the story.














Back in the 1970s the college didn't even have a library yet, and the board voted to build and expensive athletic complex, and made the mistake of letting the students choose the mascot. Since this was the early days of Political Correctness and student activism, amd the majority of the kids were not athletes, they decided to deliver a message by choosing the Artichoke as their mascot.

And the school colors chosen at the same time? Pink and White. I kid you not.

The colors did get changed later on, but the mascot remains the Artichoke.

How would you like to be the athletic director having to recruit for the Fighting Artichokes?

Will Hepburn


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I don't like fighting with artichokes. They can be very prickly! 


My daughter graduated from UC Irvine. Their mascot is Zot, the anteater! A sign at John Wayne Airport says "Welcome to Anteater Country". They aren't native in California (they are native to the hottest parts of South and Central America). Don't know how they came to choose it but the student body likes it just fine. 

Jan Madsen Alton


___________


Prior to August, 1978, I saw Unicorns all the time........ and other things, but yeah....they were regulars in my hallucinations .... Nessie never did show up.... but the Unicorns mentioned her..

Ron Robertson


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UC Santa Cruz has the banana slug. 


~Taffy






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I thought the Loch Ness Monster was Scotland's national animal.

I won't embarrass myself by telling you how old I was when I learned that unicorns weren't exactly real, but I do remember looking in the dictionary to bolster my position and seeing that

the definition was "a fabulous animal." I thought that made my case...

~Taffy Cannon

___________________





It has been determined that with no sightings in several years, believers think Nessie is dead. I have still not finished mourning the loss.


Tom Schildhouse




_________________




The mascot of South Dakota State is the Jackrabbit.

Craig Hullinger





And don't forget the Fighting Jackalopes from the University of Southeastern Skaskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. A rare and dangerous breed.




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School Mascots



You can join these Pleasant and Erudite Conversations with your former classmates by clicking on and joining:

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Trivia Today’s Fact of the Day today was that Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn! Guess unicorns must bless Scotland…


~ Jan Madsen Alton


_______________


Unicorns, huh? I guess it is just a reflection on who gets to choose.  A community college in our conference, Scottsdale Community College's mascot is the Fighting Artichokes. I had always wondered about where that came from and last week I heard the story.














Back in the 1970s the college didn't even have a library yet, and the board voted to build and expensive athletic complex, and made the mistake of letting the students choose the mascot. Since this was the early days of Political Correctness and student activism, amd the majority of the kids were not athletes, they decided to deliver a message by choosing the Artichoke as their mascot.

And the school colors chosen at the same time? Pink and White. I kid you not.

The colors did get changed later on, but the mascot remains the Artichoke.

How would you like to be the athletic director having to recruit for the Fighting Artichokes?

Will Hepburn


___________

I don't like fighting with artichokes. They can be very prickly! 


My daughter graduated from UC Irvine. Their mascot is Zot, the anteater! A sign at John Wayne Airport says "Welcome to Anteater Country". They aren't native in California (they are native to the hottest parts of South and Central America). Don't know how they came to choose it but the student body likes it just fine. 

Jan Madsen Alton


___________


Prior to August, 1978, I saw Unicorns all the time........ and other things, but yeah....they were regulars in my hallucinations .... Nessie never did show up.... but the Unicorns mentioned her..

Ron Robertson


___________






UC Santa Cruz has the banana slug. 


~Taffy






___________


I thought the Loch Ness Monster was Scotland's national animal.

I won't embarrass myself by telling you how old I was when I learned that unicorns weren't exactly real, but I do remember looking in the dictionary to bolster my position and seeing that

the definition was "a fabulous animal." I thought that made my case...

~Taffy Cannon

___________________





It has been determined that with no sightings in several years, believers think Nessie is dead. I have still not finished mourning the loss.


Tom Schildhouse




_________________




The mascot of South Dakota State is the Jackrabbit.

Craig Hullinger





And don't forget the Fighting Jackalopes from the University of Southeastern Skaskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. A rare and dangerous breed.




You can join these Pleasant and Erudite Conversations with your former classmates by clicking on and joining:

 groups.yahoo.com/group/EmpehiReunion