Hi everyone! Here are the biggest news stories for September 2, 2018 along with a few of my own thoughts. I also have a fascinating question to ask all of you about what you do with your old clothes.  I hope that you will join the discussion!

What’s Going on in Your World?

Claiming that the country has not done enough to combat militant groups, the United States has announced that it will be cutting $300-million in military aid to Pakistan. For example, the U.S. says that Pakistan has not done enough to combat the Haqqani network, which has been a thorn in neighboring Afghanistan’s side. Read more about this story on the BBC.

U2 fans in Berlin were disappointed when Bono lost his voice only a few songs into the group’s performance. Apologizing to the crowd, Bono said, “I’m sure this is not a big, big problem – but I’m going to have to do something.” he said. “If people want to go home, that’s fine – we’ll play another show for you another time.” Read more about this story on the BBC.

Despite the fact that her government is still struggling to negotiate a Brexit deal with the EU, British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has ruled out a second Brexit referendum. In a statement published in The Telegraph, she said that she would not “Give in to those who want to re-open the whole question with a second referendum… To ask the question all over again would be a gross betrayal of our democracy — and a betrayal of that trust.” Read more about this story on CNN.

Facing pushback from members of his own party in Virginia, President Trump has said that he will reevaluate whether to freeze salaries for federal workers. Republicans are concerned that such a move could hurt their chances at holding on to a majority in the upcoming midterm elections. Read more about this story on Fox News.

Today’s Good News Story – Your Secret Weapon for Getting Cruise Deals

Back in the good old days, senior discounts actually meant something. A few decades ago, when there were fewer of us out there, being in your 60s or 70s really was a ticket to lower prices on cruises, trains and planes around the world.

Now, the reality has shifted. 10,000 people turn 60 every day in the United States alone and, while we represent a significant percentage of the travel market, there are simply too many of us for it to be affordable to offer us genuine discounts.

But, there is one secret weapon that each and every one of us has as an older adult and that is… read the full article here.

Margaret’s Message for the Day – What’s in Your Closet?

I was looking through my closet the other day and, despite my best efforts to simplify and downsize, I still have quite a few clothes that I never wear. Truth be told, I even have a couple of outfits that I don’t remember buying!

So, this weekend, I’m going to do another clean-up. As usual, I plan on taking my old clothes down to the recycling center here in my town and donating them to other women who need them. At least, this way, they will bring some joy to someone else!

I’m curious what you do with your old clothes. Do you give them to charity? Store them? Fix them up? Let’s have a chat!

Quote for the Day

“I like my money right where I can see it… hanging in my closet.” —Carrie Bradshaw

Community Question for the Day

How often do you clean out your closet? What do you do with your old clothes? Do you donate them to charity? Recycle them? Fix them up? Or, do you just put them aside for a rainy day? Let’s have a chat!

Let's Have a Conversation!