Happy Siblings Day

Issue

"The famous “He ain’t heavy Father, he’s my brother” Boys Town motto and “Two Brothers” statue got its start in 1919 with nine-year-old Howard Loomis. Howard’s mother was unable to care for him and asked if he could live at the Home.

Father Flanagan said yes and asked Howard to follow him on a tour of his new home. When Howard stood up Father Flanagan realized for the first time the little boy had heavy braces on his legs the result of polio. The Home was not equipped to handle special needs children and he soon discovered no other children’s homes in Omaha wanted to take in this boy. Father Flanagan worked with the older boys in the Home to develop a system where Howard was able to move around the Home.

Each day an older boy would be assigned to help carry Howard on their backs up and down the stairs. When the boys went on picnics the older boys would carry Howard so he could also enjoy the festivities. On one of these picnics, the famous image of Rueben Granger carrying Howard Loomis was taken. As the story goes Father Flanagan asked one of the older boys if it was too much of a strain to carry Howard everywhere. The boy replied, “He ain’t heavy Father, he’s my brother.”

In 1941 Father Flanagan was reading a magazine and saw the image of the two brothers standing before a war-torn city with the caption “He ain’t heavy Mister, he’s my brother.” Father Flanagan’s thoughts went immediately to the 1920’s image and the memory of Howard Loomis. Father sought permission from the publisher of the magazine to use the image for his boy’s home. By 1946 the Two Brothers image was the official brand of the Home with the phrase “He ain’t heavy Father, he’s my brother.”

In 1947 Father Flanagan commissioned the artist Ira Corral to create a Two ​Brothers statue using ​Indiana limestone. The completed sculpture was based on the original painting of the Two Brothers by the artist Louis Bonhajo, which hangs today in the Hall of History

http://www.boystown.org

This song about brothers helping brothers, no matter the cost. The title phrase comes from a slogan for Boys Town, and the piano comes compliments of Elton John, who falls in with the tastefully saccharine strings to deliver an emotional knockout.
https://youtu.be/IuLmXp-dZus Top hit #7 Billboard 3/21/70
He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother https://youtu.be/FBybTW3KSps
The Hollies https://youtu.be/Jl5vi9ir49g

NY Free Tuition

Solution

You must be delighted if you are like me, who has a child of age to qualify for free state tuition. If not and you have a kid starting college soon? You might want to move to New York.

The state becomes the first in the nation to make college tuition free for middle-class students at two-year and four-year public colleges. Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed for the plan earlier this year. Lawmakers OK'd it in the state budget over the weekend.

New York just passed a $163 billion budget and a free college tuition plan http://for.tn/2oWWCI1

Lucky 113 SCOTUS?

Idea

The 113th US Supreme Court Justice is sworn in today. Judge Neil Gorsuch becomes a Justice for life.
And now there will be nine as the 49-year-old former appellate judge from Colorado replaces the late Antonin Scalia, who served a large part of a @SCOTUS conservative wing for nearly three decades.

Gorsuch takes Supreme Court seat after divisive confirmation http://apne.ws/2o043Ns

Democrats were convinced the GOP would kill the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees— if not now then in the future http://politi.co/2ogx7RX pic.twitter.com/Tyz2I2Hou8

Job Hunting Labor

Solution

It's tax time folks, and there are those lucky ones who earn too much money, who are not legally required to pay taxes like the so-called leader of the free world.

For the ones who have found out that finding a job is a full-time job, we have the following assistance.
Job-hunting platforms and apps make it easy from the comfort of your home, daytime or overnight.

You can sign up for alerts when new positions in your field are posted or you may electronically zap your résumé to a hiring manager.

https://chroniclevitae.com/job_search/new?cid=UCHETOPNAV

CUBA SÍ SEÑOR

Other

As some of you may know, I was born in Cuba and would love to go back someday. Although I have not been allowed to return yet, the news and information content coming out of my beautiful island still interests me. I have now reached out to one government official to once again try to visit.

http://www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/Cuba.html

Facing fuel shortage in Cuba, Havana diplomats roll up sleeves https://www.yahoo.com/news/facing-fuel-shortage-cuba-havana-diplomats-ro...

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cu.html

We Don't Need No Stinking... Missiles

Issue

We Don't Need No Stinking... Missiles. The people of Syria need meals, mercy.

What was the real reason that America attacked Syria? President Donald Trump ordered his first major military action and it was full of show and tell.

Do you know why it's called the military theater? In warfare, a theater is an area or place in which important military events occur or are progressing. A theater can include the entirety of the airspace, land and sea area that is or that may potentially become involved in larger war operations.

Driving Terror

Problem

Terrorists have taken to driving massive vehicles into large crowds to cause massive deaths and injuries. They have carried out these types of crimes before in France, Germany, and the UK.

This time it was Sweden, which remains in mourning after a hijacked truck crashed into a department store and killed at least four people in central Stockholm.

Public safety authorities arrested a suspect, who is thought to be the driver, but would not confirm or deny reports that police had found a bag containing explosives in the truck.

OUR WORLD

News

This is our world of real news and verifiable digital information content.

5 things you need to know Friday http://usat.ly/2o9m4vo

10 Things to Know for Today http://apne.ws/2nHei8H

Your Friday Briefing https://nyti.ms/2p8Sofp

Friday Morning Briefing http://reut.rs/2o59X0H

Plus today's latest breaking news http://breaking.doseofnews.com/

US Retaliation

News

A US missile attack has directly targeted Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces was condemned by Russia and Iran.

The Syrian opposition and its supporters expressed hope that it signaled a turning point in the devastating six-year-old civil war. However, some fear the US has entered a more complicated issue.

BBC News - Syria war: Is Trump slipping into Syria quagmire? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39525268

US strike on Syria is widely hailed but angers Russia http://apne.ws/2nK2X7F

RIP: Don Rickles

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Queens-born wiseguy comedian Don Rickles died today. The Donald of comedy, who became famous for insulting everyone was 90. The comic died at his home in Los Angeles of kidney failure.
https://youtu.be/GUQOZvWcGeY

Don Rickles, legendary insult comic, dies at 90 http://bit.ly/2oIVf2s

Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90 https://apnews.com/1055331fd4d2411180d5dd5468194739

RIP: Don Rickles says Donald Trump Tried to Sell Him a Condo https://youtu.be/yXSdWvqNqwk

BBC News - Legendary US comedian Don Rickles dies at 90 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39520006

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