Thursday Numbers

If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all. – Noam Chomsky

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include coal, wildfires, President Donald Trump, unemployment, the deposit, aid package, Hurricane Irma, last good rain, NFL Football, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

When Mother Nature is at its worst, human nature is at its best. The challenge will be, as the flood waters recede, will we still be able to love at these same record levels? – Steve Hartman, CBS News

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

This week there’s only one story I found that merits attention in this week’s TNT column…

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The Sunday Message

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

In case you missed it, President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed today (Sunday, September 3, 2017) as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts. We give thanks for the generosity and goodness of all those who have responded to the needs of their fellow Americans. I urge Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers today for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey, including people who have lost family members or been injured, those who have lost homes or other property, and our first responders, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and medical professionals leading the response and recovery efforts. Each of us, in our own way, may call upon our God for strength and comfort during this difficult time. I call on all Americans and houses of worship throughout the Nation to join in one voice of prayer, as we seek to uplift one another and assist those suffering from the consequences of this terrible storm.

Also, please be praying for the western United States which is being hit hard by wildfires. We need rain in Montana and several areas in the west.

 

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Thursday Numbers

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. – Bernard Williams

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Montana’s budget shortfall, unemployment, hot dogs, back to school expenses, Hurricane Harvey’s rain, Trump’s job approval, Montana’s major wildfires, Congressional job approval, Devil’s Tower UFO Rendezvous, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. – Scott Adams

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Help with Hurricane Harvey
  • On the Road for the Eclipse
  • Mining Ban near Yellowstone
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Driverless Pizza Delivery

Help with Hurricane Harvey

Here’s how you can help Texas residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey (WaPo):

The American Red Cross is encouraging people to donate money on its website or to text 90999 to donate $10. The organization is also asking for volunteers.

Other organizations include the Salvation Army, Samaritan’s Purse, and Heart to Heart International.

More information can be found HERE.

Please help where you can!

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