Justice League

18 Feb 19

For those of us who watched baseball back in the mid-2000s, the name Vlad Guerrero will certainly sound familiar. He was a tremendous hitter who was known to swing at anything. Well his son just might be better. Meet Vladimir Guerrero Jr. His size and the fact that he is apart of the Toronto system […]

18 Feb 19
JUSTICE LEAGUE SOCIETY AND ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION: BEING A HERO!

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

18 Feb 19
.JellyfishReview.

Firsts My first kiss: on a playground in first grade, our bodies curved inside a tunnel like plaque clogging the arteries of a heart. No one could crawl through us. While we kissed, we could hear a boy climb up onto the roof and lie down. He poked his head over the edge, his upside-down […]

18 Feb 19
National Post

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a “crime may have been committed” when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. McCabe also said in the interview with “60 Minutes” that […]

18 Feb 19
café babylon

(click for larger) When I’d first seen this report at aljazeera.com yesterday, I’d wondered about its accuracy, bias, etc: ‘‘India considers action against Pakistan after suicide attack, India’s foreign ministry said US supports New Delhi’s right to self-defence against cross-border attacks, aljazeera.com (with video featuring Sir Namasté Modi), but I’d also seen the Nuclear Clock […]

17 Feb 19
The Sister Lode

THE GIFT OF GAIL “She had me at hello.”  –Tanya, my old friend and Gail’s new friend “Gail is one of the funniest people I know!  She has such a good and generous heart and I just love her.”—Maureen, “Mo”, Gail’s friend since college “Back in the day, she could sleep less and drink more […]

17 Feb 19
Legit's Blog

Hi everyone, I know it has been really long since I posted anything but I got other stuff I’m working on. So now let’s shift our attention from me to this new series everybody’s talking about, Doom Patrol. Wow, I know right, probably not all of you know who this team is but that’s why […]

17 Feb 19
The JOE-DOWN

Welcome to the JOE-DOWN, a back-and-forth movie review blog by two snarky newspapermen named Joe from Minnesota, Joe Froemming and Joe Brown. We will take turns selecting a movie — any movie we want — and review it here. For this installment, Froemming picked “Soul Man.” The info: The Movie: “Soul Man ” Starring: C. Thomas […]

17 Feb 19
ViperPay

2019-02-17 19:52:30 [ad_1] Ashley Bell of Gainesville, the regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, was in good company when he received the Drum Major for Justice Award in Marion, Ala., on Sunday, Feb. 17. The award, which is given by the Perry County Civic League, has previously been given to Martin Luther King […]

17 Feb 19
Wizard's Comics

Coming to Wizard’s Comics for Wednesday February 20, 2019

17 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
SEVEN weeks ago Rangers drew level on points with Celtic courtesy of their first Old Firm league win in seven years. The January transfer window saw the arrival of both Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis in what looked like a massive statement of Ibrox intent. Wes says Rangers’ clash with Kilmarnock is must-win All the momentum, it seemed, was with Gers. But whatever belief had been building came crashing down around Steven Gerrard and his players at the weekend. Held to a goalless draw by a St Johnstone side that had lost their last five matches, Rangers didn’t quite run up the white flag in terms of the title race. But everyone inside the Ibrox dressing room knows they are now at the point of no return. If they are to stand any chance of stopping Celtic from winning their eighth championship in a row they must somehow embark on a sustained run of victories from now until the end of the season. Up until now they have failed to string more than three successive league wins together. For every win over Celtic, Hearts and most recently Aberdeen at Pittodrie, there’s been damaging draws and defeats to the likes of Livingston, Kilmarnock and Dundee. And keeper Wes Foderingham, who kept a clean sheet on his return to the side, admits Rangers have been unable to build on the momentum they’d established before the winter break. He said: “I feel first and foremost that I’m a team player so I’m disappointed with the result. The boys are gutted. “But, on a personal level, I’m pleased with my performance, having not played for a while. Shaughnessy and Defoe clash “I don’t think we have played well enough in recent games, to be honest. “At Pittodrie, we performed well, but apart from that, since coming back from the break, we have been off it a little bit. “We have just been grinding out results. “Against St Johnstone we couldn’t get the win and the performance wasn’t there. “Kilmarnock in the Cup on Wednesday night is a big game so we need to make sure that we perform a lot better than we did at Ibrox on Saturday. It’s a must-win game.” Once again, Rangers failed to function without the suspended Alfredo Morelos. Defoe, his hamstring heavily strapped, was up front while Kyle Lafferty came off the bench late on to support him. Neither could find a way through a St Johnstone defence superbly marshalled by Joe Shaughnessy and Jason Kerr. Shaughnessy grabs a hold of Defoe’s shirt Yet Foderingham rejects claims Rangers toil without their talismanic Colombian striker. The Gers keeper insisted: “I wouldn’t say we are too reliant on him. “Alfredo is a top, top player. Anybody is going to miss a player of his quality. “When he’s in the side, he’s scoring goals, and he’s just a fantastic footballer, so obviously he’s going to improve what we are doing on the pitch. “But I thought we had decent enough cover to put on a lot better performance than we did against St Johnstone. WES WANTS OUT Wes Foderingham looks certain to quit Rangers this summer  “It is frustrating because we didn’t do ourselves justice. Sometimes it’s difficult if you have not played for a while and you have limited minutes and you are coming in, trying to put on a decent performance. “But, across the board, the whole team just weren’t good enough on Saturday. “The quality is there. The boys can replicate that again. It’s just that, for whatever reason, it hasn’t been there sometimes. “It’s down to us to make sure that we pick it up and make sure we get a win on Wednesday.” What a massive match that promises to be. Gerrard is determined to deliver silverware in his first season in charge and there’s no doubt the Scottish Cup represents his last realistic hope. Foderingham knows McGregor will likely return in goal once his ban is up Gers — who will have Morelos available — will face Aberdeen in the quarter-finals if they can dispose of Killie in the Ibrox replay. And Foderingham admitted: “Wednesday is massive, it’s huge. It’s a chance to win a major trophy. “At a club like Rangers, we should be in finals. “We should be winning these competitions, but nobody is going to give it to you. “It was a disappointing result against St Johnstone, there is no getting away from that and we will need to put in a strong, strong performance to get past Killie in the next round. “There is a lot of football to be played. “We have made it a lot more difficult for ourselves by dropping points on Saturday, but there is a lot of football to be played.” [article-rail-curated title=”related stories” selected_posts=”3891692,3891032,3889948,3889881,3890084,3888577″ /] Foderingham — in for the suspended Allan McGregor — marked his return to the Rangers first team with a clean sheet. His save from a Shaughnessy header proved vital on an afternoon that at times threatened to get a lot worse for Gerrard and his men — and only the bar stopped Blair Alston from netting. Foderingham will keep his place against Killie in the Cup, but he knows it’s likely he’ll find himself back out the team just as soon as McGregor is cleared to return. Foderingham confessed: “Allan has done well. “He is making it very difficult for me because he has played extremely well, particularly at the start of the season in our strong performances in Europe. He’s a top, top goalkeeper. “All I can do, when I get the opportunity to play, is show my talents and keep training hard. “I don’t pick the team, so all I can do is keep training hard.” Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6002933290001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Rangers new boy Matt Polster sings Simply The Best to fiancee Brittany Held”]  
17 Feb 19
The Glitch

*Note: Piece is from 2/8/2016 Unless you live in another country or in a cave or have somehow managed to figure out life totally void of the internet and pop culture, you’re probably aware that Super Bowl L happened. It featured the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers in one of the weirdest Super Bowls […]

17 Feb 19
Churchmouse Campanologist

The three-year Lectionary that many Catholics and Protestants hear in public worship gives us a great variety of Holy Scripture. Yet, it doesn’t tell the whole story. My series Forbidden Bible Verses — ones the Lectionary editors and their clergy omit — examines the passages we do not hear in church. These missing verses are […]

17 Feb 19

The Caps’ tough road trip has gone pretty okay so far with Thursday’s solid win over the San Jose Sharks. Sunday night finds the Caps in Orange County, visiting the Anaheim Ducks, who are in deep doodoo. Hope you set your TV to record True Detective because this one starts at 9:00 PM on NBCS […]

17 Feb 19
Thrive Global
            My first day of law school rattled me. I sat at a table and discovered that, out of the nine of the 10 of us, I was the only one who had not graduated from an Ivy League undergraduate college. I felt out of my league.              How was I going to compete with these classmates? After a semester of low-grade anxiety over this question, I found that I could. And I did.             There are multiple kinds of intelligence.  Howard Gardner, a Harvard professor who is well-known for his study of multiple intelligence theory posits: “I claim that human beings have a number of relatively discrete intellectual capacities. IQ tests assess linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligence, and sometimes spatial intelligence…. But humans have several other significant intellectual capacities. In my original book, I described musical intelligence, bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal (social) intelligence, and intrapersonal intelligence (understanding of self). A few years later, I added the naturalist intelligence: the capacity to make consequential distinctions in the world of nature. I also have speculated about two other possible intelligences: existential intelligence, the intelligence of ‘big questions’; and pedagogical intelligence, the intelligence that allows human beings to convey knowledge or skills to other persons.”    https://howardgardner.com/faq (accessed February 17, 2019). I believe this.             I never felt as logical-mathematically intelligent as my law school classmates. But I always had confidence in my resourcefulness. If I did not know the answer, I knew how to find it.             I fared just as well as my classmates in the legal market and was hired straight out of law school by one of the largest law firms in Washington, D.C. I later won a political appointment in the Clinton Justice Department. I believe my professional success derived as much from my interpersonal intelligence as it did from my linguistic and logical intelligence. I interview well. I build strong professional relationships. I have good timing and what is sometimes colloquially referred to as “street-smarts.”             It took me a long time to appreciate my individual strengths and to stop feeling less than others around me. I learned to practice affirmations to help increase my self-confidence. It took my willingness to learn from my mistakes instead of running from them, in order to grow into myself. I changed the negative tape in my head that berated me and told me I was not as good as others. I accepted myself and my personal abilities.             I would have appreciated a mentor to help me learn these things earlier in life. I do my best to help others, especially young women, know these truths about themselves. Sometimes, it takes so little to lift someone else up. A word of encouragement to someone who is struggling with self-doubt can help immensely. I build self-esteem by doing esteemable acts. I sometimes envision my young self as I do so.             As former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other…. I do not have a magic formula for how every woman should live her life, but I do know that we need to give one another a hand.” https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/13/opinion/madeleine-albright-my-undiplomatic-moment.html. At a time when the glass ceiling has been raised, but still exists, women need to step up and extend their hands to those behind us.             It took me almost half a century to get to the place of self-acceptance I now enjoy. Hard-fought lessons enabled me to escape the imposter syndrome that hounded me for decades. Of course, life still throws me curveballs, and will continue to do so. But I am now able to tolerate discomfort, and to look for lessons in every situation. As I continue to navigate life’s ups and downs, I do know one thing. I am enough. And always have been.