President Duterte’s decision to impose martial law on the Island of Mindanao makes perfect sense to me. Muslim pirates and bandits from Mindanao and its outlaying islands have been a scourge for hundreds of years. Their increasing violence since aligning with ISIS has become intolerable. The only way the Philippine military and police can effectively cleanse the island of this menace is by operating under a state of martial law.
Thankfully, the parts of the Philippines I intend to visit over the next few years (Cebu City, Iloilo, etc.) are NOT on Mindanao.
From the sourced article: A new social network has grown quietly in recent months. It’s called Gab, and its appeal is attractive to many and others who feel their views are stifled by the mainstream sites like Twitter and Facebook.
Source: Gab is now more popular than facebook in USA – jackelliot
As I sit here on Friday morning, waiting for the morning’s mental fog to lift, and building the day’s task list, I note that accomplishing the chores ahead of me will require mental discipline as much as mental acuity.
Sure, I’ll need to be thinking clearly when making the business calls this afternoon. And a positive outlook and good degree of focus will make preparing those other reports for which I’m responsible a better experience.
Avoiding distractions will be important for me today.
Now, to work on those chores.
Well, I don’t know about that weather report. Just a few minutes ago I finished mowing the back yard. Sure, it’s hot out, but it didn’t feel anywhere near 113 to me.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week,
More information is available at the source website.
Source: National Police Week