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There is still hope. My local newspaper mentions Florida's police officer nice act

Translated story:


The man had the opportunity to get a job if he shaved his beard.

The act of kindness of a police officer in Tallahassee, Florida, USA, moved the web. Filmed Sunday by a passer-by, Tony Carlson helped a homeless man shave before he went to a job interview.

At a press conference, the officer told how he approached a man who was having trouble with a lawnmower outside a gas station. “He asked me if I knew how to fix a lawn mower because it was broken. I looked at it and it was missing a screw. Clearly, I didn't have any with me, so I just tightened the other screw to make it work”.

The homeless man, named Phil, then tried to shave his beard alone. But without a mirror, the task proved to be very complicated. Officer Carlson then began shaving his beard to help him.

Phil explained that he was offered the opportunity to work in a McDonald's facility on the condition that he shave his beard. “He was so excited... There was a chance he could get a job if he just cleaned his face”, the officer said.

Contacted by the local newspaper Tallahassee Democrat, the fast-food chain assured that Phil would get a place in one of its restaurants provided he could provide ID.


Trump's whole policy in a short text summary

To Kaepernick haters...

How a Trump Decision Revealed a G.O.P. Memo's Shaky Foundation

President Trump claimed vindication in a series of tweets even though newly released documents undermined Republicans’ claims in a dispute over the wiretapping of a Trump campaign aide.CreditAl Drago for The New York Times

WASHINGTON — When President Trump declassified a memo by House Republicans in February that portrayed the surveillance of a former campaign adviser as scandalous, his motivation was clear: to give congressional allies and conservative commentators another avenue to paint the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian election interference as tainted from the start.

But this past weekend, Mr. Trump’s unprecedented decision, which he made over the objections of law enforcement and intelligence officials, had a consequence that revealed his gambit’s shaky foundation. The government released the court documents in which the F.B.I. made its case for conducting the surveillance — records that plainly demonstrated that key elements of Republicans’ claims about the bureau’s actions were misleading or false.

[The release offered a rare glimpse of national security wiretap files and raised echoes of a political fight.]

On Sunday, Mr. Trump nevertheless sought to declare victory. In a series of early-morning tweets, he claimed without evidence that the newly disclosed files “confirm with little doubt that the Department of ‘Justice’ and FBI misled the courts” to win approval to start wiretapping the former adviser, Carter Page, shortly after he had left the campaign amid criticism of his ties to Russia.

“Looking more & more like the Trump Campaign for President was illegally being spied upon (surveillance) for the political gain of Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to the Democratic National Committee.

Mr. Trump’s portrayal, which came as the administration is trying to repair the damage from his widely criticized meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, revived the claims put forward in February by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee. But in respect after respect, the newly disclosed documents instead corroborated rebuttals by Democrats on the panel who had seen the top-secret materials and accused Republicans of mischaracterizing them to protect the president.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/us/politics/how-a-trump-decision-revealed-a-gop-memos-shaky-foundation.html

Massachusetts Democrat dupes Fox and Friends 😂😂

The network thought it had booked Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, a former Arizona congresswoman running for another stint in Congress. The bookers had instead lined up state Sen. Barbara L’Italien, a Democrat running in a crowded open congressional race in Massachusetts. | POLITICO screengrab

A Massachusetts congressional candidate pulled a bait-and-switch on a Fox News talk show Monday morning, using the president's preferred morning show as a platform to blast his administration’s policy of immigrant family separations.


https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/23/barbara-l-italien-fox-and-friends-735963

Traveling to Europe? Your pet is welcomed. He just need a passport, a microship, and rabies vaxx 😻

https://twitter.com/Europarl_EN/status/1021364050540687360

Your pet 🐶 😻 can join you on holiday in the EU, but be sure it has a passport, microchip and rabies vaccination


Europe moves up a gear against the far right : Ban Bannon - How to counter fake news



http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/eu-affairs/20170331STO69330/fake-news-how-to-counter-misinformation

21st July is Belgium National Day

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, my sweet little pocket handkerchief

Excerpt from Wikipedia:

Belgium is a developed country, with an advanced high-income economy. The country achieves very high standards of living, life quality,[21] healthcare,[22] education,[23] and is categorized as "very high" in the Human Development Index.[24] It also ranks as one of the safest or most peaceful countries in the world.[25]



11,787 sq m, 3 official languages : Dutch, French,German, population +/- 11,350,000.

Coat of arms :



Motto :

"Eendracht maakt macht" (Dutch)
"L'union fait la force" (French)
"Einigkeit macht stark" (German)
"Unity makes Strength"

Anthem, I picked this video because the anthem is translated :




A few pics and videos of our National Day :

EU Council greetings in a short video with a brief timeline of Belgium history :



Crowd Belgian Royal Place :



Grand Place by night :



Flower Carpet: an ephemeral show in the heart of my "Hellhole". It is organized each 2 years.
Each edition illustrates a different theme (the commemoration of major events, a country, a continent, the coat of arms of a city, etc.). This year on August, 16, the Carpet Flower will be devoted to a Mexican region, Guanajuato. it is a coincidence, but boy ! I love it !



Pics from previous editions :




More here : http://www.flowercarpet.brussels/en

The Atomium, constructed for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair (Expo 58) :




Typical Belgian dish : stuffed tomatoes with shrimp mayonnaise and of course, our famous frites !



A wink to our American friends




21 July is also about folklore, we "honored" Trump with a parade as he likes them so much :




Sometimes, Satan hides in details (wrong depiction of the flag)










Maria Butina Declared Trump Victory on Facebook Before He Actually Won

https://twitter.com/krassenstein/status/1020609580345233408

Everyone needs to read this. The Russian Spy Congratulated Trump hours before the election was called in his favor...



https://hillreporter.com/maria-butina-declared-trump-victory-on-facebook-before-he-actually-won-4082

White House ? Not so much nowadays...

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