Monday Morning Blues & 5 Ways To Beat Them — Salted Caramel

Everyone experiences Monday Morning Blues: the feeling that the weekend is over and a whole week of work looms prominently between them and the next weekend is quite familiar to most people. What is the reason for these Monday morning lows? Are they the natural counterparts of weekend highs? Let’s try to find out. […]

via Monday Morning Blues & 5 Ways To Beat Them — Salted Caramel.

I waited until afternoon my time as I figured those who have Monday morning blues aren’t ready to read it before Noon.

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32-Foot-Tall Shark Head Entrance Biloxi, Mississippi – Mississippi Mondays

I haven’t been in the area since they rebuilt this shop after Hurricane Katrina and I never went inside the old store. 32-Foot-Tall Shark Head Entrance Biloxi, Mississippi – Mississippi Mondays https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/39463. The address is 1703 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, Mississippi. Here’s the Google Maps location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1703+Beach+Blvd,+Biloxi,+MS+39531/@30.39326,-88.9415978,603m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x889c0e29a5925815:0x2f029dfaa7ef7225!8m2!3d30.39326!4d-88.9394037.

Their website used to be: http://www.sharkheads.com/. When I clicked on it, received a suspended website notice.

Here are some YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sharkheads+biloxi. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Gift-Shop/Sharkheads-466144230100460/. A Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/287597126182306014/. Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g43686-d8529686-Reviews-Sharkheads-Biloxi_Mississippi.html. Two RV Gypsies: http://www.tworvgypsies.us/!USA-trip8-2015/04e-sharksheads.html.

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Happy Washington’s Birthday February 18, 2019

Officially, the day is Washington’s Birthday https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington%27s_Birthday although many people call it Presidents’ Day.

Here’s how the states classify the day: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington%27s_Birthday#Official_state_holidays.

 

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MOFT – World’s First Invisible Laptop Stand, $19 Early Bird Kickstarter Campaign Ends March 9, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYpc0T-oJhY MOFT – World’s First Invisible Laptop Stand. This is a very successful Kickstarter campaign that ends Saturday, March 9 2019 7:58 AM CST. Campaign goal is $1,000 and as of tonight, it was at $540,849 pledged by 19,765 backers.

MOFT – World’s First Invisible Laptop Stand, $19 Early Bird: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1780235500/moft-worlds-first-invisible-laptop-stand. Kicktraq: http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/1780235500/moft-worlds-first-invisible-laptop-stand/. The company’s website: https://www.moft.us/.

It comes in the following color choices: Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Grey. You can get one stand for $19. If you order two (2) or more stands, the price drops by a fair amount. This is on top of the discount from the regular price once it becomes available for sale.

Plenty of videos in the campaign.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/moftusofficial/. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moft.us/.

 

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100,000 Views and Counting…WOW!!! — Toni Andrukaitis

“Small goals and small dreams often turn into fabulous feats of magic.” ~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis ************************** I’m sitting here with a cup of tea and my iPad, basking in the glow of my recent achievement. I knew I was getting close yesterday, but this morning, I turned over in bed, grabbed my phone and checked […]

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Congratulations.

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These 4 Marines Killed So Many Germans, the Nazis Thought They Were an Entire Allied Battalion YouTube Video

These 4 Marines killed so many Germans, the Nazis thought they were an entire allied battalion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUKfR3aHPic (around 2:47 minutes long).

On Aug. 1, 1944, less than two months after D-Day, Marine Maj. Peter J. Ortiz, five other Marines, and an Army Air Corps officer parachuted into France to assist a few hundred French resistance fighters known as the Maquis in their fight against the Germans. Ortiz had already worked and trained with the Maquis in occupied France from Jan. to May 1944.

More information: https://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/these-4-marines-killed-so-many-germans-the-nazis-thought-they-were-an-allied-battalion

One Marine’s parachute, that of Sgt. Charles Perry, failed to open. At such low altitudes, using a reserve wasn’t an option, and Perry was killed when he hit the drop zone. Another Marine was injured too badly to continue. The four Marines able to perform the mission were Ortiz, Sgt. Jack Risler, Sgt. Fred Brunner, and Bodnar who was also a sergeant at the time.

 

 

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Commercial researchers gain FTDNA access — The Legal Genealogist

Bode Technology using FTDNA matching system The news about police access to the DNA matching system at Family Tree DNA just keeps getting worse. First, it was that, under an agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a few crime scene samples had been run through the matching system to see who in the DNA…

via Commercial researchers gain FTDNA access — The Legal Genealogist.

It seems that courts who routinely don’t allow law enforcement to go on “fishing expeditions” will ultimately settle this. Hopefully, while adhering to the U. S. Constitution and the state constitutions instead of ignoring them.

What the courts should rule is easy: law enforcement needs a warrant, subpoena, or other court document to access any DNA database and only if they have sufficient legal grounds to realistically believe a specific match exists within the database. None of this John or Jane Doe nonsense or the continued fishing expeditions. As it is now, the various DNA companies or support companies are acting as de facto arms of law enforcement and as such, should be held to the same legal standards law enforcement is held to.

GEDmatch, FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA), Bode, Parabon, and any other company should be ashamed of themselves for allowing law enforcement to violate not only the U. S. Constitution, but also numerous state constitutions. So far, only Maryland is considering laws that prevent law enforcement from using these questionable tactics. The ends do not justify the means.

Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “Commercial researchers gain FTDNA access,” The Legal Genealogist (https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog : posted 17 Feb 2019).

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