rapping up with quotes – July 31, 2016

Thought for Today: “Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless. Milton Friedman, American economist (born this date in 1912, died in 2006).


history fact – July 31, 2016

Today in History Today in History The Associated Press . Today is Sunday, July 31, the 213th day of 2016. There are 153 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On July 31, 1991, President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in Moscow.

Thank you Chelsea Clinton says publishing companies

Amazon is quite happy with Chelsea Clinton so are the book publishers.
Quartz reports that all three books Clinton mentioned during the speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday shot up Amazon’s best-seller list. Newser gives you the numbers.
Goodnight Moon , which Clinton said her mom used to read to her as a child, went from 59th to 46th. A Wrinkle in Time , which Clinton said she was obsessed with when she was young, rose even more, going from 431st to 74th.
But the most meteoric rise was for Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo , a children’s book Clinton says her mom reads to her granddaughter. That book jumped all the way from 3,656th place on Amazon to 210th. It was a nearly 1,500% jump in popularity.
Per Slate says that all three books are now outselling Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal, which sat at 356th on Amazon.

I just ran the term AcroYoga through twitter – this is what I found

AcroYoga or superman yoga looks cool but I might split myself in half.

This guy jumped out of an airplane with no shoot

Holy Moly!
A daredevil skydiver on Saturday became the first to jump from a height of 25,000 feet (7,620 meters) without a parachute, landing in a net in southern California, a spokesman said. Yes he made it.
“Aikins’ leap represents the culmination of a 26-year career that will set a personal and world record for the highest jump without a parachute or wing suit,” his spokesman Justin Aclin said in an email to fox sports. I think it was on video.