SaM Blog Update (April 30, 2017)

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Hey, everyone. I needed to give another update.

Why Did I Need to Give You an Update?

Normally, I would post a News Roundup on Sunday, but I needed a bit of a rest today. I’ve been quite busy with professional writing assignments and posting around on other sites, but there is some important news I wanted to discuss.

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Famous Sayings: #59 — ‘Say Cheese!’

April 28, 2017

Now, say ‘cheese!’

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I originally had another idiom ready for today, but I changed my mind when I came across a Google doodle. As it turns out, today would have been Marie Harel’s 256th birthday today. The Frenchwoman was the inventor of Camembert cheese.

After finding that out and reading up a bit, I decided to go with “Say cheese.” It’s a loose connection, but bear with me…

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Entertainment and Science News I Missed (April 26, 2017)

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Hey guys. For this Wednesday, I wanted to share some news I missed from the worlds of Entertainment and Science.

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Health and Internet News I Missed (April 25, 2017)

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Hello, Readers! As promised, here is the Health and Internet news I missed this week.

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Going from Benghazi to Russia: Why Are We Doing This Probe?

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Did this guy try to influence the 2016 United State Presidential Election? Each house of Congress is conducting a probe to find out.

How did we go from Benghazi to Russia?

Some weeks ago, I discussed California Representative Maxine Waters, including her belief that the 2016 U.S. elections were hacked by Russia. I promised to lay out where I differ with prominent Democrats, including Waters. Now is the time to address this topic, although it isn’t an easy one to cover.

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International News Roundup (Week of Apr. 16-22, 2017)

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Hello, readers! This week, I will make things easier for myself by breaking up the news. As I did for last week’s news roundup, I will just share international news items today.

There are some national and Internet news I want to discuss, so I will get back to you on that as soon as I can. The Internet news is pressing enough, as there are two developing stories regarding YouTube I need to discuss.

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Famous Sayings: #58 — ‘Fox Guarding the Henhouse’

April 21, 2017

It’s like a fox guarding a henhouse.

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I was introduced to this saying in, appropriately enough, in a political advertisement. The imagery was literal, with clips of chickens being contrasted with the image of a fox looking for its prey.

I forget what was being discussed, but I know it was a proposition in my state. The idea behind the negative ad was to get voters to believe a “YES” vote would allow some people in the government to run ram shod. Essentially, voters would be allowing the fox to guard the henhouse.

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We Need Some New Internet Rules!

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This is a busy news week, y’all, but I wanted to rant about the Internet for a bit.

This is a two-part complaint concerning the new rollbacks the Republicans passed and Trump signed and the internet problems I’m experiencing.

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International News Roundup (Week of Apr. 9-15, 2017)

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Hello, readers!

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Famous Sayings: #57 — ‘The Truth Will Set You Free’

April 14, 2017

Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.

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Since Easter Sunday is approaching, I thought I would look at a biblical quote that also has many secular uses. As it turns out, this phrase has been varied so much that the quote above is only a variation.

While many other Bible verses have secular uses, and some may have origins that predate the Bible itself, I kind of find it odd how this expression morphed over the centuries. What makes this expression so special? Let’s first look at the context and other uses.

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