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The Obama Presidential Library

It is in an online existence at this point, but to the National Archives for their work to get this done on the Monday after The President left office.


Sen. Walsh calls RTW government overreach and bureaucratic meddling

In his first State of the State Address, Missouri’s newly elected Republican Governor Eric Greitens laid out plans for an all-out assault on unions, calling for passage of so-called “right-to-work” legislation, doing away with Project Labor Agreements and repealing Missouri’s prevailing wage law.

Senate Democratic Leader Gina Walsh (D-Bellefontaine Neighbors), a retired member of Heat and Frost Insulators Local 1 and president of the Missouri State Building and Construction Trades Council, minced no words in her response.

“Right-to-work simply means forcing folks to-work for less: Less money. Less health coverage. And less opportunity for workers and their families,” Walsh said. “This legislation divides Missouri and distracts lawmakers from more important tasks like balancing the budget, funding our schools and ensuring safe communities across the state.”

Greitens campaigned on a pledge to sign “right-to-work” legislation into law and the anti-union legislation is proceeding through the Missouri House. The House is expected to debate it Wednesday (Jan. 18). The Senate is expected to take it up next week.


Daily Holidays - January 23

National Pie Day Everybody loves pie, arguably one of the greatest and most versatile food structures known to mankind. Sweet, savoury, filled with gravy or sauce, pies come in all shapes, sizes and flavours. Why not celebrate this Pie Day by making a pie from scratch, using your favourite fillings? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pie-day/

National Handwriting Day When the hand-written letter, note or document is fast becoming a thing of the past, the art of elegant (or even legible) handwriting may well be under threat. Handwriting Day encourages you put pen to paper, and to practice your handwriting. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/handwriting-day/

Measure Your Feet Day Having a day dedicated to feet seems like a bizarre concept, but surprisingly, one does exist. Measure Your Feet Day is a holiday with a difference, and one where you have the opportunity to give your feet a little more attention! People rarely think about their feet, but they are a vital part of our everyday lives and require as much care as any other part of our bodies. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/measure-your-feet-day/


From The Netherlands for our 45th President

Daily Holidays - January 22

Hot Sauce Day Are you more of a Tabasco person, or do the spicy chili peppers of Southeast Asia the ones that get your mouth watering? Should hotness be combined with salty flavors, or rather sweet ones? Whatever you believe and whatever your preferences, if you are one of those people who feels that “spicy” is never quite spicy enough, Hot Sauce Day is the perfect holiday for you! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hot-sauce-day/

Answer Your Cat's Questions Day If you’re a cat person, you’ll no doubt wonder what your cat is thinking from time to time. What unsolved mysteries does your tabby ponder, hmm? Answers Your Cat’s Questions Day is a chance to find out, and to answer some of the big questions. Take some time and attempt to work out what questions your cat is asking, and make a concerted effort to fill in the blanks. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/answer-your-cats-questions-day/

Celebration of Life Day is when we take a step back and truly appreciate our children and grandchildren. Granted, some may do this on an everyday basis, but it’s an opportunity to look at our young ones’ lives from a different angle, think about what it is that makes them truly special, and of course, to lavish treats upon them if we so wish, be it an ice cream or a trip to Disneyland. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/celebration-of-life-day/


Daily Holidays - January 21

Granola Bar Day Nutritious, yummy granola is typically based on rolled oats full of proteins and useful fibers. It’s been an increasingly popular type of breakfast food since the 19th century, but wasn’t compressed into a snack bar before the 1970’s. There’s been a dispute on who invented granola bars, but Stanley Mason remains accredited for creating this compact form out of loose granola by pressing it. To produce a firm bar, granola is bonded with honey, butter or syrups, and it is then baked. The exception are so-called chewy granola bars which are either briefly baked or completely raw. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/granola-bar-day/

International Sweatpants Day Everyone has one of those days sometimes. You get up, you attempt to go about your life as usual, but you just don’t have it in you. You feel sleepy, maybe your head hurts a little, and the thought of getting all dressed up in a suit and tie or high heels makes you want to crawl back into your warm bed—and that’s okay, we can’t all be feeling our absolute best 100% of the time, right? Luckily, there is a day dedicated specifically to this occasional mood: International Sweatpants Day. So if you know how it feels to just want to spend the day lounging around comfortably in your sweatpants, this is a day you should be celebrating! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-sweatpants-day/

National Hugging Day There’s nothing more reassuring than a comforting cuddle; Hugging Day encourages you to embrace (see what we did there?) hugging, and to give those you care about a comforting squeeze. Lovely! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hugging-day/

Squirrel Appreciation Day Red, grey or even black, what’s your favourite colour of squirrel? Squirrel Appreciation Day reminds us to enjoy these nut-burying, scampering animals respectfully and with consideration. Why not visit your local park and spot some squirrels? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/squirrel-appreciation-day/


Daily Holidays - January 20

National Buttercrunch Day The texture of a sweet treat can sometimes be almost as satisfying as the taste of the item itself. On Buttercrunch Day, both the crunchy consistency and the dark toffee taste of buttercrunch deserve to be celebrated! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/buttercrunch-day/

National Cheese Lover’s Day Not everyone can match the fans of the Green Bay Packers football team in Wisconsin, USA, whose yellow, wedge-shaped hats are the ultimate in cheesy headgear. But Cheese Lovers Day is a true moment of celebration. What better time to honor the craft, patience and pleasure in one of our finest creations? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cheese-lovers-day/

Day of Acceptance Taking control, following our dreams and being the best we can, regardless of physical factors, makes us what we are, and Annie’s goal to share this with as many people as possible has proved a source of inspiration all across the world. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/day-of-acceptance/

Penguin Awareness Day was created to celebrate everybody’s favourite zoo animal! Find out more about penguins, explore what others have to say about penguins, why not visit your local zoo to share the penguin love! You don’t have to wait until Penguin Awareness Day, because penguins can be loved all year long! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/penguin-awareness-day/


Daily Holidays - January 19

National Popcorn Day Oh Popcorn! Delicious and delightful popcorn is part of so many traditions. Popcorn balls at Halloween, Popcorn strings at Christmas, and Popcorn all year round at the movies! Corn has played an important role in the diets of many cultures, and has spread to be a worldwide phenomenon since it was imported from the new world. So on Popcorn Day make sure you have yourself a great big bowl of this delicious treat! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/popcorn-day/

Tin Can Day Peter Durand patented the tin can in 1810, and Tin Can Day celebrates his contribution to the storage of perishable food. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tin-can/

Women's Healthy Weight Day One for the ladies, and a day for husbands to squirm, perhaps. Whilst waking your spouse on Women’s Healthy Weight Day to proclaim your whole-hearted approval of her size may garner some testing looks, it is unequivocally an occasion for female empowerment. Though now an international affair, unsurprisingly it originated in the United States, where whooping it up whilst tipping the scales can be done with a unique Stateside joie de vivre. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/womens-healthy-weight-day/


Daily Holidays - January 18

Winnie The Pooh Day One of the cuddliest holidays around has to be Winnie the Pooh Day, celebrated on the birthday of author A A Milne. It’s one special anniversary fans just can’t bear to miss! Every year, the occasion is marked with events such as teddy bears’ picnics, featuring plenty of honey on the menu. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/winnie-the-pooh-day/

Thesaurus Day is your opportunity to reintroduce yourself to that best friend of writers, the thesaurus. Whether you’re looking for a new word to spice up your vocabulary, or looking for precisely the right nuance to add to a sentence or phrase, a Thesaurus can be there to help you. While many of us don’t use the great expanse of verbiage that’s available to us, the expanse of language really gives us an amazing ability to express ourselves with beauty and precision. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/thesaurus-day/

World Religion Day first celebrated in Portland, Maine under the title of “World Peace Through World Religion.” Firuz Kazemzadeh hosted the talk in Eastland Park Hotel in October of 1947, since then the observance of this day has spread throughout the world with the center being held at various locations with strong authors, educators, and philosophers speaking about the importance of World Religions. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-religion-day/


Gasoline Prices Around the World: The Real Cost of Filling Up

Global gas prices are on the rise—about 4.4 percent, on average, in the last three months. It’s a big jump, but the burden of filling up is felt differently in every country. We ranked 61 countries by three economic measures to see who has the most affordable gas and who feels the most pain at the pump.


The link provides an interesting map and graphics on the pump price of fuel across the world.
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