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MEET BTS

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Korean pop idols sing tender ballads and dance anthems making them a hit across the globe. BTS could stand for Boys to Superstars.

BTS Korean: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band that formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment.

The group performed to adoring fans including these three ladies who traveled over 12 hours from Japan to watch the boys play LA. https://youtu.be/V28759nCv28

Communism vs Democracy

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Why are two major Communist countries joining forces to challenge the world's top, most advanced, and richest Democracy on earth?

Do these two sensitive little men, Putin and Xi say USA and NATO have become too aggressive? Have their feelings been hurt because Big Biden did not invite them to the global Democracy Summit? 

Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden spoke to representatives of more than 100 countries during a virtual Democracy Summit from The White House in Washington DC.

International Peace Day
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Each and every year humanity observe the International Day of Peace which is celebrated around the world on 21 of September.

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.

September 11, 2001

It felt like I was watching a silent movie. I could clearly see the top of the building starting to collapse. But I do not remember the sound at all.

 I watched the north tower disappear with my own eyes from a few blocks away, at Chelsea Piers where the police stopped TV Tokyo's crew and others.

Haitian Remorse

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A massive earthquake has slammed Haiti and there are reportedly dozens dead and many injuries in the Caribbean island country.

RIP Gustavo Godoy
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I met Gustavo Godoy when he was anchoring Noticiero SIN with Teresa Abate in Miami when I had been hired as executive producer.

Gus and Tere were a likable and extremely capable Cuban anchor team, but as TV demographics continued to evolve, they made room for Maria Elena Salinas and Jorge Ramos, younger Mexican news anchors that ultimately catapulted Univision into a television news powerhouse.

Earth in Dire Straits

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Earth inhabitants face a very bad and progressively difficult situation with 'Nowhere to run according to a new UNited Nations Report.

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has a clear and dire message: The human-caused climate crisis is worsening extreme weather around the globe and time is running out for humanity.

Domo Arigato Gozaimasu Japan

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The Tokyo Olympics were delayed a year, but Japan pulled it off fabulously and safely with grace, class, and determination.

The 2020-21 Olympics in Tokyo were like none other: First, they were postponed for one year because of the global pandemic, then athletes were competing without fans in the stands, and then there were protests because of rising #COVID cases.

The Oh Ohlympics!

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The opening ceremony inside eerily empty stadium seats. Let the weirdness begin. The first reviews of the fan-less Olympics are in, and after watching The Parade of Nations on television we can say this event may be somewhat underwhelming.

But as they say, the show must go on. This term is used to say that an event must continue even though there are problems, and boy there sure is, the elephant in the stadium... The global pandemic.

Bonobo Blues
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There is a difference between Bonobos and chimpanzees. Although they look very similar and both share 98.7 percent of their DNA with humans making the two species our closest living relatives. Bonobos are usually a bit smaller, leaner and darker than chimpanzees.

Their society is also different bonobo groups tend to be more peaceful and are led by females. They also maintain relationships and settle conflicts through sex.