Frank Thomas

24 Feb 19
BITTER CLINGERS AND CLIMATE DENIERS CENTRAL COMMAND

Today, the Washington Times incorrectly accused the White House of ignoring warnings of trouble ahead for government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) and neglecting to “adopt any reform until this summer,” when it was too late. “Neither the White House nor Congress heeded the warnings, Fannie and Freddie retained strong bipartisan support during the 1990s and early part […]

23 Feb 19
Full Scale Philly

This year’s crop of free agents is the most talented bunch we’ve seen in quite some time. From perhaps the best running back in the game in Le’Veon Bell, to our own Super Bowl MVP quarterback, there’s plenty of talent at almost every position. The Eagles have some work to do before they can start […]

23 Feb 19
Graphic Policy

BLOSSOMS 666 #4 (of 5) A mysterious stranger has appeared in Riverdale, and he has designs on the infernal crown of the Anti-Christ! But Cheryl and Jason are not sitting idly by while someone steals their birthright! The twins have put aside their differences in order to take down this pretender to the throne! Script: […]

23 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
JOBLESS ex-squaddie Charles Thomas got his life into gear and trained as a trucker — after three years on the dole left him feeling “worthless”. The dad-of-two, who served with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, revealed gaining his HGV licence pulled him out of a slump. And now, he’s helping to boost lorry driver numbers in Scotland — which are 12,000 short — with demand set to surge post-Brexit. The 39-year-old in uniform hailed Dumfries-based charity Southwest Scotland RnR — and its founder Robin Hood — for giving him a career break. He said: “I spotted Robin’s advert at the job centre and that day changed my life forever. I didn’t have any skills, so was finding it really hard to get a job. “I was sleeping all day — I just felt completely worthless and useless.” Charles, who passed his test within three months of joining the free course, is now happily employed with Dumfries Council as a refuse collector. Hailing Robin’s scheme, he said: “I didn’t have to pay a penny. They sort everything out for you, including your medical. And they have a job lined up for you at the end. It’s fantastic. “To have something like that is a Godsend. I was a completely different person when I started training. “Even Robin can see the difference in me. I’ve passed the word on to my friends who have found it difficult to find work — especially those suffering PTSD. Ex-girlfriend of homeless squaddie who died on the streets of Edinburgh reveals details of his final moments “I would definitely recommend anyone struggling to give it a go. This is an amazing way to get your life back on track.” Robin, above with Charles, set up his charity after son, Robin Jnr, 38, struggled to return to civilian life following a stretch in the Army. And he revealed the success rate so far has been “incredible”. Robin, 63, added: “There is a huge demand for truck drivers and there is massive unemployment within ex-servicemen and women, so this is a brilliant solution to tackle both. “It’s making such a positive difference to everyone who goes through our training course. With many being trained killers, they find it difficult to adapt to life after the army. “But this is a fantastic opportunity for them to move forward in their new life, secure a job and help them get back on track.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”76″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] Dumfries and Galloway MSP Alister Jack commended the efforts of the charity, which was boosted by a £130,000 grant from the UK Government. He said: “I have been down to see what Robin and his team have been doing and I was very impressed — all credit to them. “People and charities helping ex-servicemen ought to be applauded. Robin brings so much enthusiasm and passion to the project. I wish them well.” Last year, Robin pulled an 8ft, 20 stone statue of a soldier more than 400 miles from Dumfries to London to raise money for his charity. He was joined along the way by former PM Gordon Brown, boxing legend Frank Bruno and Falklands war vet Simon Weston. [bc_video video_id=”5999979095001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Female army cadet, 21, found dead at Sandhurst in apparent suicide following ‘walk of shame’ after drunk night out”] We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@thesun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200  
23 Feb 19
when Justin Feinstein and Gerald Clancy agree, what would Patricia Gay and Nagisa Yamazaki do on Valmont Street?

http://purpletreehouse.blogspot.com/2019/02/poetry-potluck-submission-week-51-short.html   a dragon display black history month, feb 1 to feb 28, 2019, which to remind people of some social movement, we do not encourage parade, we encourage peaceful writing in poetry and story.. 1. yosemite 28. Stanley Breton 55. qi tian da sheng (as sun wukong) 82. Bill Johnson 2. brian 29. jenna […]

23 Feb 19
Comics Pit

They Called Us Enemy (Top Shelf)—GEM OF THE MONTH George Takei, Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott • Harmony Becker (a & c) George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as […]

23 Feb 19
Comics Pit

ASCENDER #2 WRITER: Jeff Lemire ARTIST / COVER A: Dustin Nguyen MAY 29 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99 “THE HAUNTED GALAXY,” Part Two (of Five) Mila reunites her dad Andy with his old robot pal, Bandit, but their heartwarming reunion doesn’t last for long. It’s forbidden to have robot tech, and soon […]

23 Feb 19
Betty Thomas

She was praised by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. But she preferred to stay home and became Baltimore’s “First Lady of Jazz.” from NYT > Home Page https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/22/obituaries/ethel-ennis-dead.html?partner=rss&emc=rss via NYT > Home Page

23 Feb 19
News from the San Diego Becks

My Top 10 Breaker Morant Ordinary People Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back The Elephant Man The Shining Tess Airplane! Raging Bull My Brilliant Career The Stunt Man note:  Originally the 1969 version of The Brothers Karamazov, which finally earned a U.S. release in 1980 was my #10.  But after having the true […]

23 Feb 19
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23 Feb 19
What's on Netflix

Everyone knows of Bonnie & Clyde but what about the men that hunted the infamous duo down? The untold true story is being told by one of the latest Netflix Original films called The Highwaymen. Here’s everything you need to know about The Highwaymen, we have the plot, cast, trailer, and release date and the […]

23 Feb 19
The Debs Project

When the smoke clears the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), organized in 1905, will emerge as the longest-lived radical organization in American history. Admittedly, the tiny self-described “revolutionary industrial union” still has a couple decades to putter along before it catches the current record-holder, the Socialist Labor Party of America (1876-2008) — but small […]

23 Feb 19
GeekandGear.com

Share this: Art by Alex Ross. The nominees for the 91st Academy Awards have been announced, and comics fans’ kvetching and patience were finally rewarded as Black Panther received a nomination for Best Picture. While this is the first superhero movie to be so honored, it’s not the first comics character to score a Best […]

23 Feb 19
Comics Universes

Share this: Art by Alex Ross. The nominees for the 91st Academy Awards have been announced, and comics fans’ kvetching and patience were finally rewarded as Black Panther received a nomination for Best Picture. While this is the first superhero movie to be so honored, it’s not the first comics character to score a Best […]

23 Feb 19
Frank Kreitner

Am 21.02.2019 lud der Kreiselternrat Frankfurt (Oder) zur Podiumsdiskussion in die Erich-Kästner-Grundschule ein. Unter dem Titel “Lehrermangel und auch sonst keine Besserung in Sicht – Wohin steuert Brandenburgs Bildungspolitik?” fanden sich ca. 50 interessierte Eltern, Großeltern und Kommunalpolitiker ein.
Hauptsächlich als Mitglied im Kreiselternrat aber auch als sachkundiger Einwohner im Ausschuss für Bildung, Sport, Gleichstellung, Gesundheit und Soziales war auch ich bei dieser Diskussion.

23 Feb 19
Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

A drunken Harwich man who allegedly admitted to drinking tequila before getting behind the wheel was arrested early Saturday morning after police say he crashed his car into a tree on Cape Cod, causing it to explode. Officers responding to a report of a crash at the intersection of Buck Island Road and Winslow Gray […]

23 Feb 19
A Patient Cycle

The 2019 finalists for the Frank Brimsek Award, which goes to the top senior boys’ goalie in Minnesota in each season, came out this past week. In a welcome change, the committee added a third finalist instead of the traditional two, and the three it selected (Charlie Glockner of Minnetonka, Ben Fritsinger of Andover, and […]