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In Memoriam – Eddie Money, 1949-2019

“To me, the glass is always half full – never half empty.”

Eddie Money (Edward Joseph Mahoney)

“Baby, Hold On”

“Shakin’”

“Think I’m in Love”

“Two Tickets to Paradise”

“Walk on Water”

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In Memoriam – Francisco López Toledo, 1940-2019

“We add our voice … to those who struggle for the recognition and protection for their rights and cultures, because to the extent that we respect our differences, we shall build a life with more justice.”

Francisco López Toledo

Cocodrilo Rojo (Red Crocodile), 2009
El Perro de Olga (Olga’s Dog), 1976
La Madre de los Alacranes (Mother of the Scorpions), 1976
Libertad-a-Victor-Yodo, (Freedom to Victor)
Mujer Toro (Bull Woman), 1987
Rabbit Goes to War, 1993
Vaca Mala (Bad Cow), undated
Venado con Zapatos (Deer with Shoes), 1970
Kites with images of 43 murdered students at Mexico City’s Memory and Tolerance Museum in 2015

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In Memoriam – Robert Frank, 1924-2019

“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”

Robert Frank

Charleston, South Carolina, 1955
14th Street White Tower – New York City, 1948
Mary with Pablo and Andrea, 1950s
Mr. and Mrs. Feiertag, Late Afternoon, 1951
Couple – Paris, 1952
Welsh miners, 1953
Fourth of July – Jay, New York, 1954
Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1955
Funeral – St. Helena, South Carolina, 1955
Movie premiere – Los Angeles, 1955
Trolley – New Orleans, 1955
Drug store – Detroit, 1955
Rodeo – New York City, 1955
Indianapolis, 1956
San Francisco, 1956
Daytona Beach, Florida, 1958

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Worst Quote of the Week – September 13, 2019

People await evacuation at a dock in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 7.

“We have to be very careful.  Everybody needs totally proper documentation.  Because, look, the Bahamas had some tremendous problems with people going to the Bahamas that weren’t supposed to be there.  I don’t want to allow people that weren’t supposed to be in the Bahamas to come into the United States — including some very bad people and very bad gang members.”

– Faux President Donald Trump on the prospect of Bahamian citizens being evacuated to the U.S. after Hurricane Dorian.

The death toll following Dorian’s rampage continues to rise, as workers clear debris, and the number of missing remains around 2,500.

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Best Quote of the Week – September 13, 2019

“At this point I call the women’s marches ‘parades,’ with white women doing arts and crafts the night before.  This is an event for them.  It wasn’t until white women were personally affected that they came out in the millions.  All of a sudden they knew how to organize.  Women of color have been marching a long time.”

Rachel Cargle, author and activist who has criticized feminist movements around the world as exclusive of non-White women.

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Worst Quote of the Week – September 6, 2019

“I am NOT going to use the evil acts of a handful of people to diminish the God-given rights of my fellow Texans.  Period.  None of these so-called gun-control solutions will work to stop a person with evil intent. I say NO to ‘red flag’ pre-crime laws.  NO to universal background checks.  NO to bans on AR-15s, or high capacity magazines.  NO to mandatory gun buybacks.”

Texas State Congressman Matt Schaefer, in the aftermath of a shooting spree in Odessa, Texas August 31

There is no reference to any types of firearms in any known version of religious texts.  After the invention of gunpowder in China in the 9th century C.E., the earliest documented firearm is the Chinese Heilongjiang hand cannon, which appeared around the end of the 13th century C.E.

Surviving example of a Chinese Heilongjiang hand cannon

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Best Quote of the Week – September 6, 2019

“As it relates to safety in our stores, there have been multiple incidents since El Paso where individuals attempting to make a statement and test our response have entered our stores carrying weapons in a way that frightened or concerned our associates and customers. We have also had well-intentioned customers acting lawfully that have inadvertently caused a store to be evacuated and local law enforcement to be called to respond. These incidents are concerning and we would like to avoid them, so we are respectfully requesting that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores or Sam’s Clubs in states where “open carry” is permitted – unless they are authorized law enforcement officers.”

Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart, on the company’s decision to stop selling certain types of ammunition and firearms and asking customers not to bring weapons into their stores .

The statement is part of a larger memo issued recently company employees.

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