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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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

Hang in there friends – just one more day until the weekend! Here’s “Thursday Numbers” to help you make it through the day!

If this is your first time checking out “Thursday Numbers,” this column is where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm). Notice – people have been known to gain a vast amount of knowledge by reading this column.

This week I write about supermodels & football players, Labor Day, National Security Agency, unemployment, stray dogs in Detroit, Ichiro, fishing in Wyoming with Liz Cheney, David Cassidy, fires, Jon Tester & Kim Cattrall, Obamacare, “Lethal Injection,” Bradley Manning, best three basketball players, and much more so read on! Continue reading

Taking Care of Our Own

Every day thousands of people put their lives on the line to protect us while working as firefighters and police officers. They are there for us in our time of need. Sadly, some will leave home today and never return.

These heroes need to know that if they don’t return home, someone will have their back.

Several weeks ago 19 men who were members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots based in Prescott, Arizona, died while fighting wildfires in Arizona. We mourned with their families about this tragic loss of life. Out here in the west we know all too well about the summer wildfires and the devastation they can do. We also know these fires can kill.

During this tragedy the last thing a family member of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew needs is the runaround over survivor benefits, but that is exactly what the widow of crew member Andrew Ashcraft is getting from the city officials in Prescott.   Continue reading

Thursday Numbers

Welcome to Thursday!  Hold on – the weekend will be here before you know it!

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word (TWW), “Thursday Numbers” is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers mentioned in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes with a little sarcasm).

PROCEED WITH CAUTION:  By reading this column you will probably gain a great deal of knowledge not found on other websites!  You can use this information to impress your family, friends and co-workers, and it might even be life changing – so consider yourself warned…

This week I write about an electric bill, wildfires, a water bill, snakes, heat records, missing legs, Missile Command, who can better protect us from aliens, Lar-ry,  things women will never understand (about men), the right & wrong way to undress, unemployment, and much more…

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