HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Sherman A1 » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 Next »

Sherman A1

Profile Information

Gender: Male
Current location: U.S.
Member since: Sat May 13, 2006, 07:37 AM
Number of posts: 34,045

Journal Archives

Daily Holidays - July 11

International Town Crier's Day In olden times, when few people were literate, and there was little access to printed media, town criers were a central part of urban living. Town criers were responsible for keeping the populace up to date with the latest news and events, and for disseminating news from the ruling classes to the wider populace. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/town-crier-day/

World Population Day Population Day aims to raise awareness of global population issues. Hunger, disease, warfare, welfare and human rights are key themes, and 2012 focuses specifically on ensuring universal access to reproductive health services. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/population-day/


Daily Holidays - July 10

National Piña Colada Day

Don't Step On A Bee Day

Teddy Bears' Picnic Day


Having a bit of connectivity problems with my alleged 99% reliable network this AM, so this is the best we can do today....

Daily Holidays - July 9

National Sugar Cookie Day Sugar Cookie Day is about unleashing your inner child and celebrating the simple sugary-goodness of this traditional treat. In the 1700s a group of German settlers arrived in Pennsylvania, and by combining sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and baking soda they created a simple yet delicious food, now known as the Sugar Cookie. Of course, the original recipe never fails to please, but these days it’s easy to give it a modern twist – adding sprinkles, chocolate chips and frosting is the easiest way to jazz it up. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sugar-cookie-day/


Daily Holidays - July 8

Cow Appreciation Day If you’ve ever seen cows in an open field, then it’s entirely possible that you’ve seen the most peaceful and placid animal the world has to offer. They have dark brown eyes like limpid pools, and you can see that they are utterly relaxed and without care. When startled, they even rapidly return to a place of calm, like any true panic is alien to them and comes and goes as quickly as the wind changes. Cow Appreciation Day reminds us of all the things these animals bring us, milk, butter, ice cream, delicious steaks and, of course, the value of remaining calm and just enjoying life. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cow-appreciation-day/

SCUD Day stands for Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama Day, and encourages those of us whose lives might have a touch too much drama to step back, relax, and enjoy the funnier side of life. Relaxation and humour are good for your physical and mental wellbeing, so turn the drama down a notch and enjoy a good laugh instead. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/scud-day/


Proposed St. Louis bill would require a license to give to the homeless

Homeless advocates say a bill being considered by St. Louis aldermen would bar them from helping people in need.

The measure would require a vendor’s license to distribute food, blankets or other goods on city sidewalks or parks — even if those items are being given away. It would also make it illegal to give anything away between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

New Life Evangelistic Center founder Rev. Larry Rice called a news conference Wednesday to denounce the bill.

“This would make it illegal to feed the hungry, to find somebody out on the streets at night that’s cold and offer them a blanket or a warm place to stay,” said Rice, “I find it personally horrifying.”


Daily Holidays - July 7

National Strawberry Sundae Day We all love cooling down with a cold, fruity treat on a hot day and Strawberry Sundae Day honours a dessert loved by millions around the world. Created with sweet toothed people in mind, Strawberry Sundae Day is the perfect excuse to sit in the garden and cool down with a delicious delicacy. Strawberries are loved by children and adults alike and are a refreshing, sweet fruit. Coupled with ice cream and whipped cream to form a sundae, they taste divine. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/strawberry-sundae-day/

Chocolate Day There are a number of dates throughout the year promoting variations of local, national or international Chocolate Day – our research leads us to believe that this is the true, definitive, purist ‘Chocolate Day‘, so celebrate with some of the high cocoa, rich, dark chocolate that makes you go tingly inside… Or failing that, stock up on chocolate biscuits, ice-cream and enjoy a day of secret treats and indulgence…https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-day/

Global Forgiveness Day A day to forgive and be forgiven, Forgiveness Day is a chance to set things right. Put aside old differences, move beyond grievances and hurts and start afresh. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/forgiveness-day/

Tell The Truth Day
Imagine a world where nobody lies, says anything misleading, or does anything dishonest. Tell The Truth Day aims to achieve this for just one day – presumably to allow people the rest of the year to get over insult, hurt and the result of truths which perhaps should have remained un-said!https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tell-the-truth-day/


July 6 is last day to register

Missouri union members and their supporters should know that Wednesday, July 6, is the last day to register to vote in the critical Aug. 2 Missouri primary election. The Illinois primary was March 15.

This year the primary elections are vital because many of our Republican legislators who fought against right-to-work, paycheck deception and prevailing wage attacks are themselves under attack in their primaries by the right-wing of the Republican party and their special interest secret PACs ticked that they didn’t kowtow to the party’s anti-worker agenda.

We have to protect these friendly Republicans by asking workers to vote in their REPUBLICAN primaries this August. We understand this will be a tough move for many, but one that is critical to protecting our jobs and our wages next year when we’ll have the same fights all over again.


Daily Holidays - July 6

National Fried Chicken Day The bird gets the spotlight on Fried Chicken Day, and stomachs are rumbling already. Move over vegetarians, there’s a deep-fried chicken leg and breast coming this way! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/fried-chicken-day/

International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day There are as many types of kiss as there are people to pucker up, and who doesn’t love a good kiss? Whether it’s a quick friendly peck on the cheek between friends, or a long, passionate tongue-lashing between new partners, International Kissing Day celebrates this most enjoyable of activities and the part it plays in cultures throughout the world. If you haven’t shown your partner just how much you enjoy them, maybe International Kissing Day is your chance to remind them with a toe-curling kiss! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-kissing-day/

Umbrella Cover Day Umbrella covers are the little sleeves, slipcovers, cases, sheaths, that come on new umbrellas when you buy them. Made of the same material as the umbrella, they are a tight and attractive bit of packaging, but can sometimes impair the speed of releasing the umbrella in a sudden shower. People are on the fence about whether they are critical bits of umbrella apparel, or a waste of material. It is this very ambiguity that has inspired a museum of Umbrella Covers and a Guinness World Record.

Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day The internet is a great invention, but it’s only as good as we make it. Do your part for making the digital world a better place by supporting the people who create and maintain it. Wine-and-dine your (or someone else’s) webmaster on Take Your Webmaster To Lunch Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/take-your-webmaster-to-work-day/


Daily Holidays - July 5

Bikini Day Bikini Day is the anniversary of the invention of the bikini in 1946 by a Parisian fashion designer, Louis Reard. The goal of this holiday is to get to the closest beach, or find some cheap travel deals to the Philippines, Bali, Hawaii or anywhere with lots of beach, and spend the day in your bikini! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bikini-day/


Daily Holidays - July 4

Fourth of July or Independence Day Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.[1] Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_%28United_States%29

Independence From Meat Day It’s no surprise that Independence from Meat Day falls when it does, on one of the most popular days in the world for grilling meat outside. Avid vegans and vegetarians are firm believers that eating meat is akin to an addiction, and the worst possible thing for our bodies and our environments. While science doesn’t hold out that eating meat is, in and of itself, dangerous to us by default, there are some strong arguments to be made, particularly as regards grilled meat.
On the part of being a danger to the world, however, there’s a whole lot of evidence to back it up. After all, the sheer amount of water used in the production of commercial levels of meat and animal products is utterly immense, as is the sheer amount of land it takes. It’s actually been estimated that cow flatulence accounts for far more greenhouse gas emissions than every car in the world combined. That’s more than a little significant.
Further, the char that forms on meat when its grilled has been shown to have a significantly higher rate of carcinogens on it than meat prepared any other way so grilled meat is, if nothing else, far worse for you than any other kind of meat preparation. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/independence-from-meat-day/

Go to Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 Next »