Felling Full Of Pep

pep (n.)
“vigor, energy,” 1912, shortened form of pepper (n.), which was used in the figurative sense of “spirit, energy” from at least 1847. Pep rally, meaning a “meeting to inspire enthusiasm” is attested from 1915; pep talk is from 1926. To pep (something) up “fill or inspire with vigor or energy” is from 1925.

Source: The Online Etymological Dictionary


From ‘Source Direct’ this morning:

According to Professor Rowland Atkinson, Research Chair in Inclusive Societies, Sheffield University in his book ‘Alpha City: How the Super-Rich Captured London’

“the top ten London boroughs by property wealth are now worth more than North Wales, Northern Ireland and the whole of Scotland put together…”

Areas and Populations Compared


The USA has an area of 3.797 million square miles

Great Britain has an area of 94,058 square miles and the UK (include Northern Island) has an area of 93,627.8 square miles

Including Northern Ireland or not hardly budges the numbers, and the USA has 40 times the area of Great Britain / United Kingdom.

Texas alone has an area of 268,600 square miles, or three times that of the UK. And California has an area of 163, 700 square miles, which is going on for twice that of the UK.


The USA has a population of 328.2 million while the UK has a population of 66.65 million.

Comparing the population densities of the the two nations, the USA has 86 people per square mile, while the UK has 712 people per square mile. So the UK has eight times as many people per square mile compared to the USA.

All of which shows the limited of making comparisons between the two countries.


Israel has an are of 8,019 square miles, so it would fit into the UK 11.68 times and it would fit into the USA 483.5 times.

Israel has a population of 8.884 million, so its population density is 1,108 people per square mile, or nearly thirteen times the population density of the UK.

What President Trump Said

According to SNOPES fact checking, President Trump made a comment about George Floyd in the White House Rose Garden during a discussion about U.S. job numbers in May. He went off topic and said:

Equal justice under the law must mean that every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement regardless of race, color, gender or creed. They have to receive fair treatment from law enforcement. They have to receive it. We all saw what happened last week. We can’t let that happen. Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying, “This is a great thing that’s happening for our country.” It’s a great day for him, it’s a great day for everyone. This is a great day for everybody. This is a great, great day in terms of equality. It’s really what our Constitution requires and it’s what our country is all about.