What’s New in Your World? August 24, 2018
Hi everyone! Here are the biggest news stories for August 24, 2018 along with a few of my own thoughts. I also have a fascinating question to ask you about the one thing you would wish for yourself. I hope that you will join the discussion!
What’s Going on in Your World?
Hurricane Lane continues to batter the Hawaiian Islands, with more than 20 inches (50.8 cm) of rain falling in some places. The Category 3 storm is expected to move even close to Hawaii’s main islands over the next day or two, bringing more rain and potentially dangerous surf. Read more about this storm in this extensive report by the Associated Press.
Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was forced out of office by his own party late yesterday. Scott Morrison, a social conservative and former Tourism Australia official, was sworn in on Friday, topping off one of the most frantic and unusual periods in recent Australian political history. Read more about this story from the BBC.
In a series of tweets on Friday morning, Trump called on Attorney General, Jeff Sessions to look into potential wrongdoing by prominent Democrats. He said, ““Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants, so look into all of the corruption on the ‘other side’ including deleted Emails, Comey lies & leaks, Mueller conflicts, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr … FISA abuse, Christopher Steele & his phony and corrupt Dossier, the Clinton Foundation, illegal surveillance of Trump Campaign, Russian collusion by Dems — and so much more. Open up the papers & documents without redaction? Come on Jeff, you can do it, the country is waiting!”
According to CNN, one of the last places on Earth to face thinning ice, northern Greenland, is finally seeing significant melting. The loss of ice could be caused by a rare seasonal event, but, even so, it shows how vulnerable even the thickest stores of ice on Earth may be to climate change.
Today’s Good News Story – The Quiet Life of Jimmy Carter
What many people might not realize is that many of the perks that come with being President of the United States continue on even after a President has left office. One major perk that most ex-presidents enjoy is the ability to capitalize financially on their time in the White House through participation in private-sector partnerships and various other post-presidential opportunities.
But the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, chose a road less traveled after his 1980 departure from the Oval Office. And that road led him back to Plains, Georgia.
In a world filled with larger-than-life political figures, I thought that it would be interesting to take a look at a President who has taken a quieter path. Read more about this story on Sixty and Me.
Margaret’s Message for the Day
In the past, people have asked me about what I would wish for the world. When this happens, like many people, I usually talk about world peace, protecting the environment or finding a meaningful place in society for seniors.
But, it’s much rarer for someone to ask us about what we would wish for ourselves. After all, it isn’t always seen as polite to talk about your dreams. Actually, this is a bit strange. I mean, why shouldn’t we talk about our wishes for ourselves?
So, today, I would like to open this question up to you. What would you wish for if you only had one wish and you had to use it on yourself?
Quote for the Day
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
Community Question for the Day
If you only had one wish – and you had to use it on yourself – what would you wish for? Would you wish for a long and healthy life? Money? Love? Something else? Let’s have a chat!