Society

Olympic Hip Hop Dancing

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/28/2021 - 13:43
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Hip hop dancing also called breaking or b-boying/b-Girling is an athletic style of free street dance direct from The Bronx, USA.

While diverse in the amount of variation available in the dance, breakdancing mainly consists of four kinds of movement: top rock, down rock, power moves, and freezes.

This is the oldest known hip-hop style of dance. It is believed to have originated in Boogie down The Bronx during the 1970s. Musical inspirations date back to the energetic performances of funk maestro, James Brown.

Uncensored Images

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/24/2021 - 07:24
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These early Marilyn Monroe images remind me of my cub reporter days. I covered a Miss Nude World Pagent at a Florida nudist camp.

In the news environment, I was seldom exposed to nude photography, films, or videos. Although one of my first assignments happened to be of young ladies baring all.

Marilyn Monroe didn’t agree to this shoot easily, she knew that during a lifestyle and morality of the era, posing for any naked images could ruin her career. She eventually signed the release for the pictures: “Mona Monroe.”

The Oh Ohlympics!

Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/23/2021 - 08:46
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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.

The COVID Olympics

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/19/2021 - 08:37
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What if there was a decision to hold Olympic Games in Japan but nobody was sitting in the stands to watch the athletes compete?

Empty stadiums. A resurgent virus. Angry voters. The Tokyo Olympics are turning into a nightmare for Japan’s leaders. The 2021 Olympics a $20 Billion Bust for Japan. Nation expected a windfall, but the disgruntled want it gone.

Three people who tested positive for #COVID19  inside the Olympic Village had close contact with 21 others, according to Olympic covid updates. 

Mark RED Twain

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/10/2021 - 16:50
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, and publisher.

He was lauded as the "greatest humorist the United States has produced," and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature".

Red or ginger hair occurs naturally in one to two percent of humans, appearing with greater frequency two to six percent among people of Northern or Northwestern European ancestry and lesser frequency in other populations.

Happy Anniversary

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/06/2021 - 12:45
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The Carters are celebrating their 75 years of marriage today. They are the longest in presidential history. Jimmy, 96, and Rosalynn, 93, mark this special occasion in the town where they met nearly one hundred years ago.

May God continue to bless this amazing couple of love birds in paradise after a young midshipman needed a date one evening while he was home from the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis so his younger sister paired him with a family friend who already had a crush on him from way back.

Truth and Democracy

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/03/2021 - 14:24
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The rise of Fascism in Spain followed a classic trajectory that can serve as a blueprint for how Democracy can be destroyed.  

My grandfather's family fled Fascism in Spain and my dad's family lost everything when we left Communism in Cuba. These facts underline how liars can dismantle our fragile Democracy.

GLOBAL LIFE EXPECTANCY

Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/02/2021 - 08:26
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The United Nations estimates a global average life expectancy of 72.6 years for 2019 – the global average today is higher than in any country back in 1950. According to the UN estimates the country with the best health in 1950 was Norway with a life expectancy of 72.3 years.

El Choteo

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/26/2021 - 14:17
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The evolution of the idiosyncratic Choteo, inextricably linked to Cuban national identity and is illustrated through its rich cross-cultural presence in cinema, literature, theater, and, most significantly, journalism, television, and popular music.

Made popular by the late Cuban comedian GUILLERMO ÁLVAREZ GUEDES, as well as others and authored with La generación del ño, by the award-winning writer Gustavo Pérez Firmat.