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World War One Started 100 Years Ago Today

World War One Started 100 Years Ago Today

My dear friends 100 years ago today an event sparked World War I; the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand of the Austria Hungary Empire. Before it was over 16 million men and women would die and another 20 million would be wounded. “The War To End All Words” set the stage for the great Spanish flu epidemic that killed another 18-20 million people.

First World War erupts — History.com This…

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Former President Clinton Could Have Been On The Ill-Fated MH17 Flight

Former President Clinton Could Have Been On The Ill-Fated MH17 Flight

Everyone up to 100 Aids experts were on the tragic Malaysian Airlines flight brought down in the Ukraine. These experts were on their way to a big Aids conference in Melbourne. Former President Bill Clinton is going to be one of the keynote speakers at the conference there. I have a feeling that former President Clinton travels o his own private jet. Imagine for a second if he had been on that…

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Yesterday Morning Our Comcast Internet Crashed In Pacifica,California

Everyone the Comcast internet service in our area crashed yesterday morning. It was an inconvenience for me. Please try to imagine the problems this would cause for a police department, hospital, etc. In the case of the police department, an officer pulls a car over and calls for a routine license plate or name check. If the person is a dangerous and armed fugitive the officer could get killed if…

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Elena and I watching the world championship; Argentina vs Germany.

Elena and I watching the world championship; Argentina vs Germany.

Argentina Will Win In Rio de Janeiro Today!

Argentina Will Win In Rio de Janeiro Today!

Now I am going to make a prediction on the game tomorrow. Elena says it’s a 60% chance that Germany will win and a 40% chance that Argentina will win. One can see predictions like this all over the world.

Truly Germany has the best team. They also have huge financial resources, etc. I am not that rabid soccer fan who pours over pages of statistics,player data, and sports history.

I rely on 65.5…

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The World Cup-Brasil Showed What It Could Do!!!!

The World Cup-Brasil Showed What It Could Do!!!!

Most of you know that I’m a loyal Brasil fan of almost 40 years. I was sad today when Brasil lost again.

I sat back and reflected on things. I decided that all of the people in Brasil have won a big victory. In the last month some 600,000 to 1,000,000 people have visited Brasil. No doubt that they spent a lot of money that helped the economy.

But more important is the personal experience of my…

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Our beloved Copernicus recovering from his sickness.

Our beloved Copernicus recovering from his sickness.

The TSA Seized My Wife’s Dulce de Leche

The TSA Seized My Wife’s Dulce de Leche

Everybody Elena had a wonderful time in Brasil attending World Cup games. Everyone there “went out of their way” to make her feel welcome. to help her when problems arose, and to be especially warm and friendly. As Elena was leaving Brasil, she bought some dulce de leche at the Sao Paulo Airport. This is a sweet well known to people in Brasil and Argentina. It’s a paste made from milk,sugar and…

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Argentina vs Holland-“May The Best Man Win!”

Argentina vs Holland-”May The Best Man Win!”

Everyone for almost 40 years I have been an enthusiastic fan of Brasilian soccer. Today Argentina plays Holland. It’s going to be an exciting game. As the old saying goes:’I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place.” I’m married to a wonderful lady from Argentina. I have numerous dear and long-term friends from Holland. My only comment is that old saying: “May the best man win!!!” (I did not put…

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