Tuesday, November 15, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump says he will only accept $1 for his salary as president.

Trump made the comments during a sit-down interview with CBS “60 Minutes,” which aired in full Sunday evening. During the interview, the president-elect even admitted that he doesn’t even know what the president’s salary is. “I’ve never commented on this, but the answer is ‘no,’” Trump said when asked by host Lesley Stahl whether or not he’ll accept the presidential salary. “I think I have to by law take $1, so I’ll take $1 a year,” he added. “But it’s a — I don’t even know what it is. “ FYI: The current presidential salary is set at an annual rate of $400,000.  (The Blaze)


New Study Claims American Millennials Are The Most Useless Population In The World

A new study seeking to measure the overall competency of age groups throughout the globe has found that American Millennials are without a doubt the least skilled population in the world. The ETS study tested individuals aged 16 to 65 across 23 countries, and measured Literacy, Numeracy, and “problem-solving in technology-rich environments.” Across the board American Millennials scored low on the competency scale when compared with their foreign counterparts. Long thought to be the most technologically savvy and educated generation in history, American Millennials (people aged 16-34) just can’t hack it when it comes to the skills employers are looking for. (Educational Testing Service)


A 27-year-old from Connecticut is is the youngest to visit all the countries on Earth in the fastest time.

Cassie De Pecol set off to visit all 196 countries on this planet in July of 2015. In the past 15 months, she has already seen 180 countries. In about 45 days, she expects to have visited every single country and become the person to have done so in the shortest time on record. In the 15 months she’s been on the road so far, De Pecol has spent approximately $198,000 (which includes airfare for 254 flights all over the world). The large budget is made possible in part by donations from sponsors. De Pecol is also able to stay for free at certain luxury eco-hotels around the world by advertising them Instagram promotion. Her instagram account, @expedition_196, has 192k followers. The remaining 16 countries De Pecol needs to visit are possibly some of the world’s most dangerous holiday destinations, such as Syria, Sudan, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Palestine and the Republic of Congo.  (Stuff.co.nz)


Parents fined for children not wearing bike helmets

Quite a few parents in Orange County got a ticket last month, not for speeding or running a red light, but because their child was not wearing a bicycle helmet. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said it issued 60 citations in October, 20 more citations than it did all of 2015. The Florida Department of Transportation said there are nearly 100 child biking accidents in Orange County alone. FYI: Each ticketed offense is $62.50 for not wearing a helmet. (WFTV TV)


Hack reportedly exposes 412M FriendFinder accounts

The hack included email addresses and passwords collected over 20 years from six adult-oriented FriendFinder websites, including Penthouse.com, according to LeakedSource, which disclosed the breach recently. The data breach monitoring service said bulk of the accounts exposed — more than 339 million — came from AdultFriendFinder.com, which the company describes as the “world’s largest sex and swinger community.” The hack is believed to have occurred in October and included information from more than 15 million accounts that were deleted by their users but the info was still saved on the network. The hack marks the second time in two years that AdultFriendFinder has been hacked. The site was hacked in May 2015, exposing more than 3.5 million accounts. (LeakedSource)


People are donating to Planned Parenthood as Mike Pence

Some Americans unhappy with recent presidential election results have found a new and creative way to protest: sending donations to Planned Parenthood in the name of Vice President-elect Mike Pence. He has called for cutting off federal funds to the organization as governor of Indiana. Planned Parenthood sends certificates to thank donors. So hense, all those certificates are being sent to Pence’s address. (CNN)


Chili’s Apologizes After Manager Takes Meal From Veteran

Dallas-based restaurant chain Chili’s Grill & Bar has apologized and vowed to correct a wrongdoing after a local restaurant manager took away a free meal offered to veterans on Veterans Day. U.S. Army veteran Ernest Walker, of Cedar Hill, Texas, said he was served the meal as part of a promotion offering U.S. military veterans free meals on Veterans Day. When he finished his food and was preparing to leave, accompanied by his service dog Barack, an elderly man wearing an American flag shirt and Trump sticker told the restaurant manager that Walker was wearing his camp indoors and was not a U.S. veteran and should not receive the free meal. The manager asked for Walker’s military ID, which he provided. Walker also provided his discharge paperwork. The manager then took his to-go meal and indicated the service dog was not a service dog, despite having a red service vest and certified service tags. Walker said he served in the Army’s 25th Infantry Division, serving from 1987 to 1991. He said he was in an Army uniform without his name or rank on it on Veterans Day because he did not want to be mistaken for an active-duty soldier.

Chili’s issued the following statement on Walker’s Facebook page and to NBCDFW. It reads: “We are aware of the situation that occurred at our Chili’s Cedar Hill restaurant on November 11th. Our goal is to make every guest feel special and unfortunately we fell short on a day where we serve more than 180,000 free meals as a small token to honor our Veterans and active military for their service, hence these actions do not reflect the beliefs of our brand.  We are taking this very seriously and the leaders in our company are actively involved with the goal of making it right. Since the incident occurred, we have extended an apology and we are reaching out to the guest.” (NBC DFW)




It’s A Good Day Because It’s:

*America Recycles Day
*George Spelvin Day or More Than One Role Day
*I Love to Write Day
*National Bundt (Pan) Day
*National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
*National Entrepreneurship Day  (Third Tuesday)
*National Philanthropy Day
*Rock Your Mocs Day

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