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Harvest Moon 2021

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/20/2021 - 10:48
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The Harvest Moon this year in 2021 is spectacular in many ways. Harvest moons are full moons that occur once a year when sister moon is closest to the autumnal equinox, which is the beginning of Autumn or Fall, usually on Sept. 22 or 23. This year's harvest moon arrives tonight September 20 and will appear exactly opposite the sun at 7:54 p.m.

Mark your calendar because if you miss it tonight,  you will have to wait 12 months to see the light of this silvery moon before it returns once again.

Soto San To Soto Zen

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/21/2021 - 08:25
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I’m the unicorn journalist with wings and a cyclops eye. I have been affected by multiple news stories, starting with Fidel Castro’s Cuban Communist Revolution in the ’60s, when I became a political refugee after coming to America.  

A Formidable Heroine

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/04/2021 - 13:56
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In a hero’s journey, women have been delegated to the background, Heroine Daisy Veerasingham will change the face of The AP 

Like myself, Daisy is also an immigrant, my friend, and a former colleague. Ms. Veerasingham came to The AP from #LexisNexis in 2004 as sales director for AP Television News in London. I was then serving as APTN New York Bureau Chief. Ms. Daisy began driving content licensing and marketing in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia, leading the company’s expansion efforts.

Alaska Quake

Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/29/2021 - 10:30
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A potentially serious and extremely large-scale earthquake has slammed the State of Alaska so large #USA hasn’t seen recently. 

The M8.2 Alaska quake is on the subduction zone interface. What this means is that the seafloor under the Pacific Ocean is being pushed under the Alaskan peninsula. It also means it generated a tsunami and this is a potentially dangerous development. 

M 8.2 - 104 km SE of Perryville, Alaska. A tsunami warning was issued, largest wave height above tide level reported thus far was 0.7 ft. in Old Harbor, Alaska. Other tsunami warnings were canceled.

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. 

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.

CPC Centenary
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ub Thu, 07/01/2021 - 12:57

The Communists are celebrating their centenary. This is the centenary year of the birth of the Chinese Communist Party.

July first is the Chinese Communist Party day to celebrate its centenary. For all those nations in the North, South, East, or West which may be expecting a retirement or its eventual demise, they’re advised not to bet on it. The Chinese Communist Party is here to stay.

Diplomacy and Democracy

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/16/2021 - 21:10
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POTUS wraps up his first trip abroad since taking office, an eight-day mission to rebuild trans-Atlantic ties with NATO after they were strained during the past years and to reframe relations with WAPS Warsaw Pact nations. Experience and intelligence matter more than buffoonery.

Following the last meeting, Russia’s dictator emerged from the Helsinki summit smirking like the cat that swallowed the canary. There was no such grin this time. Vlad was subdued and far from triumphant. He tried attacking the USA but not Biden.