It’s Caturday!

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels/ The dizzy dancing way you feel/ As every fairy tale comes real/ I’ve looked at love that way.

 

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General Discussion, Saturday, February 17, 2018

You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by

And when two lovers woo
They still say “I love you”
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by

Moonlight and love songs
Never out of date
Hearts full of passion
Jealousy and hate
Woman needs man, and man must have his mate
That no one can deny

It’s still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by

Songwriter: Herman Hupfeld
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Statement from the White House Press Secretary Regarding the Russia Indictments

WHITE HOUSE  Earlier today, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced indictments against 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian entities for meddling in the 2016 Presidential election, which began in 2014 before the President declared his candidacy. President Donald J. Trump has been fully briefed on this matter and is glad to see the Special Counsel’s investigation further indicates—that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump campaign and Russia and that the outcome of the election was not changed or affected.

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Just for fun – First Class Dining on RMS Titanic

Hey, it’s almost time for dinner, right?

Head chef Conor McClelland, from Rayanne House Guesthouse Belfast, cooks us through the mouth-watering nine course feast that would have been enjoyed, devoured and celebrated by first-class passengers on the RMS Titanic.

 

 

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Watch Rosenstein’s full announcement of the indictment of 13 Russians

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This is not progress – mental illness today in the USA

New York Daily News

Today’s mentally ill have all but returned to the preinstitutional conditions of the 1850s and before: When not sleeping on the streets, many are again consigned to drift among a custodial system of prisons, welfare hotels and outpatient facilities.

In 1880, the severely mentally ill made up less than 1% of the U.S. prison population. A hundred years later, the percentage was 10 times greater.

The Los Angeles County Jail has become the largest de facto psychiatric inpatient facility in the U.S.; New York City’s Rikers Island is second.
 
For half a century, the states have closed their asylums in an effort to save money, while lawyers have routinely put up obstacles to care. 
More than fifty years ago, most of our psychiatric hospitals closed, and most of their patients released to the public. There were more than 600,000 patients in such hospitals in 1955; now there are fewer than 50,000 beds available for psychiatric patients.

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General Discussion, Friday, February 16, 2018

There are places I’ll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Songwriters: JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY
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