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Welcome to the June 6, 2014 Post Game Show for Mojo Friday!

 

Sometimes silence is the best thing.  To share, to speak (?) ... on this day 70 years ago the beaches of Normandy were not silent ... not from the guns, the bombs, and especially from those injured or killed as they begun the liberation of Europe.

But sometimes silence isn't the best answer.  Certainly not to injustice.  Not to prejudice.  Not to wrongs done.  And especially not to those who act as if their believes should not only be everyone else's, but if not, well, their's should be the law of the land anyways.

So, in this community and those where you live, don't be silent. Stand up for what is right. Stand up for everyone else.

And, on the way, be silent.  And, especially, have some fun.

Today's Mojo Friday diary is Mojo Friday - Blank - Edition

The Mojo Friday Postgame is a statistical analysis of the Mojo Friday diary that is posted every Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. ET. For further info please check out  Jez's 'Official' "Mojo Friday Snecktionary"  MKinTN posted a diary to help everyone achieve greater success called How to Succeed at Mojo Friday Without Really Trying.

Congratulations to:


Participation-est: bjedward, jennyp, barefoot coyote, chimene
Chattiest: chimene
Generous-est: barefoot coyote
Snecksiest (1): chimene, Captain C  

Thanks to our most excellent host, TexDem!

Stats will be updated Sunday afternoon. Final stats will be published a week later.

First round stats, as of 4:05PM Eastern, are:

38 participants
220 comments
5.8 average comments per participant
3486 total mojo exchanged
44.3% average participation rate

Snecker-tracker:
100 : Captain C
200 : chimene


username comments mojogiven comments + mojogiven partic% mojorecd recd diary?
bjedward 7 213 220 100.00% 136 Yes
jennyp 31 189 220 100.00% 552 Yes
barefoot coyote 1 219 220 100.00% 16 Yes
chimene 50 170 220 100.00% 280 No
mjbleo 8 211 219 99.55% 42 Yes
AllanTBG 1 209 210 95.45% 24 Yes
VClib 13 181 194 88.18% 271 Yes
Captain C 32 129 161 73.18% 607 Yes
KellyB 3 158 161 73.18% 49 Yes
Unit Zero 0 156 156 70.91% 0 Yes
anotherdemocrat 1 153 154 70.00% 16 Yes
jennifree2bme 1 152 153 69.55% 14 Yes
bitpyr8 0 153 153 69.55% 0 Yes
kjoftherock 1 151 152 69.09% 12 Yes
4Freedom 5 147 152 69.09% 70 Yes
bsegel 5 141 146 66.36% 82 Yes
NoMoJoe 0 142 142 64.55% 0 Yes
TexDem 29 98 127 57.73% 630 Author
glendaw271 5 105 110 50.00% 103 Yes
ER Doc 1 93 94 42.73% 24 Yes
Texnance 6 87 93 42.27% 136 Yes
mungley 8 59 67 30.45% 178 Yes
Woody 2 60 62 28.18% 38 Yes
SconnieDad 1 30 31 14.09% 26 Yes
martydd 0 27 27 12.27% 0 No
politik 1 13 14 6.36% 19 Yes
Sister Havana 1 9 10 4.55% 17 Yes
Common Sense Mainer 0 10 10 4.55% 0 Yes
gizmo59 0 8 8 3.64% 0 No
Mishima 2 5 7 3.18% 50 No
glb3 1 3 4 1.82% 17 No
MT Spaces 1 2 3 1.36% 19 Yes
smileycreek 0 1 1 0.45% 0 Yes
MKinTN 0 1 1 0.45% 0 Yes
One Pissed Off Liberal 0 1 1 0.45% 0 Yes
VeloVixen 1 0 1 0.45% 22 Yes
suka 1 0 1 0.45% 19 Yes
vgranucci 1 0 1 0.45% 17 No
Poll

What's your personal experience with D-Day

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  •  Tip Jar (11+ / 0-)

    "I like to fill my head with lots of interesting things. That way, the inside of my head is a fun place to be." Pickles, by Brian Crane, 3/17/2013

    by bjedward on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 01:07:49 PM PDT

  •  And no stats update Sunday (7+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    mjbleo, jennyp, bsegel, chimene, MT Spaces, VClib, TexDem

    as I'm travelling for the next week ...

    and no post game show the following Friday either I'm afraid ... and that's my travel day home.

    "I like to fill my head with lots of interesting things. That way, the inside of my head is a fun place to be." Pickles, by Brian Crane, 3/17/2013

    by bjedward on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 01:09:22 PM PDT

  •  Whoo-hoo! Mary for the silver! [she chair dances] (6+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    jennyp, bsegel, bjedward, MT Spaces, VClib, TexDem

    Now I can go to lunch.

    Lincoln the Panda
    A rare Red Panda cub was born in July, 2013 at Lincoln Children's Zoo in Nebraska. Baby Lincoln, as zookeepers are calling him, is currently being hand-raised because his mother is unable to care for him. He is one of only four Red Panda cubs in the country being hand-raised. Lincoln spends his days in an incubator with around-the-clock care, and is growing stronger and healthier every day. Like his older brothers, Rusty and Wayne, he will eventually move to another zoo. Zookeepers named him Lincoln to represent the city of Lincoln and state of Nebraska when he moves to a new home in the future
    Photo credits: Lincoln Children's Zoo
    Photos and comments via ZooBorns

    If little else, the brain is an educational toy. ---Tom Robbins

    by mjbleo on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 01:12:16 PM PDT

  •  Where are my manners? Thanks for the stats, bj! (6+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    jennyp, bsegel, bjedward, MT Spaces, VClib, TexDem

    r
    Giant panda Basi holds a doll of the Guangzhou Asian Games mascot at Fuzhou Panda World in Fuzhou, Fujian province November 12, 2010. Basi, a 30-year-old female giant panda, was the archetype of the mascot Panpan during the Beijing Asian Games in 1990, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer

    If little else, the brain is an educational toy. ---Tom Robbins

    by mjbleo on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 01:13:54 PM PDT

  •  I think my Dad was in SC, training others to drive (5+ / 0-)
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    jennyp, bjedward, MT Spaces, TexDem, ER Doc

    tanks... He did get to Europe, saw some fire somewhere; refused a couple of battlefield promotion offers; my Mom said that he said being a Sgt was as much responsibility for other men's lives as he thought he could handle. I've got to take his medals somewhere sometime and find out what they are; the marksmanship/rifleman ones are pretty obvious but there are a couple of others...

    He also spent some time riding a horse patrol on the Western side of the Danube (Russians on the East side, so this was maybe after the end of hostilities; it did take him a while to get home). He bought the horse & its tack from a Hungarian officer for cigarettes (I think the guy couldn't feed the horse anyway and was glad to find somebody who could); brought the English-style saddle home! And him an Oregon cowboy/farm-boy!

    He got the gig with the tank unit by volunteering to try to drive one in training. Said he was a farm-boy who knew how to drive a stick; he should be able to drive ANYTHING! (He also wasn't daunted by the size of the tanks, after having driven wheat-farming equipment.) (Us kids ALL learned to drive stick, even years later!) That got him pulled from his original unit, that went over much earlier; no idea what that unit did but he got delayed.

    My memories of his service are scanty, stories are all through my mother; Daddy died when I was 12... we found out YEARS later that the reason he was on that horse patrol on the Danube was because he'd had some sort of heart incident and was on light duty. He wrote Grandad, but never told my Mom!!! what was he thinking? He left her with 3 little kids and a bad couple of months because they'd been "working" on #4 (who didn't turn up).

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 01:28:28 PM PDT

  •  I don't know about D-Day specifically (4+ / 0-)
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    jennyp, bjedward, MT Spaces, TexDem

    most of my uncles were in the service, and my day & other uncles when they were old enough - just months before the war ended. Grandmothers, mom & aunts all worked at Pantex, which made bombs.

    We have done the impossible & that makes us mighty - Firefly

    by anotherdemocrat on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 01:29:51 PM PDT

  •  Lucky Number Seven ... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    bjedward, TexDem

    ... from the Bottom.

    I like this neighborhood, Ceiling Cat!

    Millions of us – the majority – must come together to insist that President Obama and the Democrats stand up and fight for the things we sent them there to do ... Michael Moore

    by MT Spaces on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 02:08:31 PM PDT

  •  My dad was still in England on D-Day (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    bjedward, Pi Li, TexDem

    where he had been for six months waiting for the invasion. He didn't go ashore in Normandy until D+2. His battalion would 60 days later become part of Patton's Third Army and he would serve with distinction as a combat medic through the entire European campaign, returning home back across the Atlantic about two months after VE Day. He always thought it was a miracle that he survived. Maybe the good Lord blessed him because he saved so many lives of both Allied and German soldiers.

    Many years later he had the opportunity to return to Normandy and some parts of France where he had been during the War. It was a very emotional experience for him.  

    "let's talk about that" uid 92953

    by VClib on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 05:04:02 PM PDT

  •  Hey Beej. Thanks for the recap. (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    bjedward, TexDem

    "And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over." - John Masefield

    by mungley on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 06:19:08 PM PDT

  •  Thanks Beej! (0+ / 0-)

    F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.

    by TexDem on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 09:56:39 PM PDT

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