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The three-part documentary, Obama: In the Pursuit of a More Perfect Union, chronicles the personal and political journey of President Barack Obama, as the country grapples with its racial history. Through the story of one man irrevocably bound to the history of a country, the documentary reflects on the country's past and present national identity. Obama: In the Pursuit of a More Perfect Union premieres August 3 at 9pm ET on HBO Max, with additional parts airing at the same time on August 4 and 5.
We're lucky to have experienced his leadership and his humanity.
Quite a sight.
Or maybe he, like so many fans, is just a frontrunner and is trying to curry favor with the latest guy who's in charge...
However, it has been well-documented over the years that Brady and Trump have been firm friends since first meeting in 2001, when the real estate mogul asked the footballer to judge a Miss USA competition.
"He became someone who would come up to our games and stand on the sideline and would cheer for the Patriots," Brady told Howard Stern in an interview on his SiriusXM show in 2020. "He always had a way of connecting with people and still does."
Such was Trump's admiration for Brady that he even hoped the star would get together with his then-unmarried daughter, Ivanka Trump.
"I think he's a great character. I got to know him when he was a judge at a jitterbug contest I entered after the Patriots won the Super Bowl," Trump told Playboy in 2004. "He's a winner, and by that I mean every time he needs to make the pass he makes it.
But this particular landing, I'd be clapping like crazy afterwards (probably with a urine stain in my pants).
I hope this graphic of architectural styles opens large enough that you can zoom in on it and read it. Quite a handy little overview.
I respect the guy's accomplishments, but I'm not a fan. This is pretty gritty stuff though.
Washington, Colorado and Oregon are now among the US states that have legalized the process of converting bodies into soil, a procedure the Catholic Church said fails to show 'respect for the body of the deceased.'
The process for composting a body was introduced by the Seattle-based company Recompose, which is now open for business after the state of Washington legalized the process in 2019. Colorado was the second state to legalize it, followed by Oregon, when Gov. Kate Brown in mid-June signed House Bill 2574 into law.
Heres how it works: A dead body is broken down through a process known as Natural Organic Reduction by placing the body in a reusable vessel, covering it with wood chips and aerating it, which creates an environment for microbes and essential bacteria. The body, over a span of about 30 days, is fully transformed into soil. This process is seen as a more sustainable alternative to cremation, which requires fossil fuels and releases carbon dioxide. Proponents say families can use the soil to plant a tree or a garden to honor their loved ones. In public testimony, the Oregon bill garnered widespread support.
The New York State Catholic Conference in a statement said composting human remains is inappropriate.
While not everyone shares the same beliefs with regard to the reverent and respectful treatment of human remains, we believe there are a great many New Yorkers who would be uncomfortable at best with this proposed composting/fertilizing method, which is more appropriate for vegetable trimmings and eggshells than for human bodies, it said.
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