Face of the Day

Gerry and Amy

Gerry is off to fight ISIS

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee [has left] to attend the Counter-Daesh Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Paris.

The meeting is being hosted by French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian and United States Defence Secretary Ashton Carter on October 25.

“As we have seen recently, Daesh continues to pose a significant threat not only to the citizens of Iraq and Syria but also the wider world,” Mr Brownlee says. Read more »

Word of the day

The word for today is…

hinterland (noun) – 1. The land directly adjacent to and inland from a coast.
2. (a) A region remote from urban areas; backcountry.
(b) A region situated beyond metropolitan centers of culture.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1890, from German Hinterland, from hinter “behind” + Land “country”. What in English would be called the back-country.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 22

4True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life.

Saturday nightCap

Bad Hombres, Nasty Women


Today’s Trivia


Welcome to Daily Trivia.

The world’s heaviest ball of twine weighs 21K pounds and was created by a man named JFK over the last 37 years. He says that in 1979 God told him to quit drinking and turn to twine. It’s hard to tell if he stopped drinking then.  (Source) Read more »

Some of these people vote. Probably for Trump

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New Zealand v Australia


This is tonight’s Rugby Post.  Please do not talk about this game in Backchat.  Even when the game is over, do not post the results or talk about the score, as there may be people waiting to watch it delayed.    Read more »