The Daily Dose/Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Daily Dose/September 11, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News
Today is the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Anyone who believes 9/11 was not caused by the United States’ violent interference in the affairs of other nations is deluding themselves. They were. America has been at war daily since 1989 and the consequences are a violent world and a violent America. Had America been at peace daily since 1989 9/11 would not have happened, our world would be infinitely more peaceful and America would not be the shooting gallery it is now.

17 years later we still have not learned the lessons the 9/11 attacks provided. We are still meddling, violently, in the affairs of other countries and the results are a planet that is, perhaps, as violent as it’s ever been, save for our two world wars.

We deserve better. Our country deserves better and our planet deserves better. All of us deserve to see the world that would be produced by an America at peace.

Today at the Site
From the front desk to the breakfast room and prep areas, everything is completely out of hand on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody…Plus, based on an incident at the retailer, Sparrow has tips on how to spot and avoid being scammed.

Excerpt:
I chuckled…This is hardly my first shift at a hotel front desk and a provisional room request from a young lady at zero dark thirty in the morning generally means she is working and might have a client but she isn’t sure yet…As it was, she never called back or showed up.  

It’s full speed ahead on The Bottom Ten/NCAA Week 3, as UTEP has lost 14 straight and New Mexico State becomes the first team this season to start 0-3 and the MAC claims the Week 3 Conference of the Week award, thanks to its stellar 2-12 non-conference record.

Excerpt, from #6 Kansas entry:
Win sees surge in stadium renovation donations, as infusion of $113.22 ensures east concourse’s new Denny’s Taquito Shack can now be upgraded to pavillion.  

The Thought for the Day will return.

On This Date
In 1792 – The Blue Diamond of the Crown of France, and other French crown jewels are stolen from the Royal Storehouse. It would turn up, recut, again in England in the 19th century and today is known as the Hope Diamond. It is believed to have originated in India and today is housed in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.

In 1985 – Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds singles in the first inning of a 2-0 victory over San Diego. It’s Rose’s 4,192nd career hit, breaking the all-time major league record for career hits that had been held by Ty Cobb. Rose would retire the following year with 4,256 hits, still the all-time record.

In 1971 – Donny Osmond is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with Go Away Little Girl. It spent three weeks at #1 and remains Donny’s only #1 solo hit, though he and his brothers hit #1 in 1970, as The Osmonds, with One Bad Apple. Steve Lawrence had hit #1 with Go Away Little Girl in 1o62, and this was the first instance of a song going to #1 seperate artists.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The current world record for the men’s marathon is two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds, by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya, set in 2014.

Today’s Stumper
How much is the Hope Diamond currently insured for? – Answer next time!

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