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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. 

The Graveyard of Empires

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/06/2021 - 08:13
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The Russians were coming, came and left. Afterwards the American military gave it a long costly attempt, and now reportedly, China?

Nearly 20 years later and a countless loss of life with an alarming cost of trillions since US troops invaded Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and attack al-Qaida, Americans are advancing a final withdrawal.

NYC Cherry Blossoms

Submitted by ub on Wed, 03/31/2021 - 12:42
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The good news is that Spring Equinox started on March 20th, but in NYC it's now Spring because Cherry 🌸 Blossoms have started blooming. The bad news is that Japan is experiencing the earliest cherry blossom bloom in 1,200 years. Experts point to global climate change as the cause. Gorgeous, but depressing! 

"IF" JR Kipling

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/19/2020 - 11:59
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The following should be required reading. ‘IF’ was written by an Indian born, English Nobel Laureate poet and journalist named Joseph Rudyard Kipling. It can serve as the ultimate inspiration that tells all of us how to deal with different phases in life and helps us to become better people.

The poem, written in 1895 and first published in ‘Rewards and Fairies’, 1910 is 32 lines long with four stanzas of eight lines each. It is a tribute to Leander Starr Jameson. The poem is written in the form of paternal advice to the poet’s son, John.