Eagles Shine With Underdog Status
The Philadelphia Eagles are the hometown underdogs again! The birds pounded through the Atlanta Falcons last Saturday 15-10. As we close the NFL season, the Vikings will make their trek to Philadelphia for the NFC Championship game on Sunday.
The “underdog mask” has become very popular in the city of Philadelphia in this fairytale season. The Philadelphia Eagles announced fans can wear them to Sunday’s game as long as they take them off during stadium security checks.
“To have a lot of people not having a lot of confidence in us and yet to find ways to win just makes it that much more special for this group,” coach Doug Pederson said Monday.
Hawaii And The Horror Of Human Error
The Atlantic- On Saturday’s terrifying, 38-minute episode in Hawaii will not go down as one of those close calls. Residents of the state waited for the bombs to fall after receiving text messages that a ballistic missile was on its way. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Sunday said “the government of Hawaii did not have reasonable safeguards or process controls in place to prevent the transmission of a false alert”—a case of human error, in other words.
But the episode did reveal the glaring deficiencies of an early-warning system that can easily misfire, along with some frightening truths about the speed at which policymakers and presidents must make decisions in the event that missiles really do fly.
Hundreds Converge On Times Square To Protest Racism, Trump
Philly.com- Hundreds of Haitian-Americans and others have rallied in Times Square in New York City to denounce racism and remarks that President Donald Trump is said to have made disparaging African countries and questioning further U.S. acceptance of Haitian immigrants.
Politicians including Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the demonstration Monday.
Protesters carried Haitian flags and signs with messages including “peace, love, power, dream.”
Police at one point ushered demonstrators out of space designated for walking, but there were no immediate reports of any arrests.
Trump is accused of using a vulgarity to describe African nations and questioning why to allow more immigrants from Haiti, rather than countries like Norway.
The Republican has denied the comments and has said he has “a wonderful relationship with Haitians.”