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INNOVATIVE NATIONS
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ub Sat, 12/17/2022 - 17:54

Switzerland ranks at the top⁠ of the most innovative nations for the 12th year in a row above the U.S., South Korea, and Israel.

it could be a new idea, method, or device : novelty. : the introduction of something new. innovational. 

For many, this may come as a surprise. However, the country’s intellectual property rules are considered world-class, and they are complemented by strong collaboration between universities and industry. In addition, the country attracts top talent thanks to its high quality of living. 

The Dead Dreamers
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ub Thu, 12/08/2022 - 09:13

They were Abraham, Martin, JFK and too many Johns. Four decades ago on 12/8/80, an assassin’s bullets killed Beatle John Lennon  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usNsCeOV4GM

Saint Nicholas Day
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ub Tue, 12/06/2022 - 07:55

December sixth is Saint Nicholas Day, the third-century saint who was an inspiration for the modern-day Santa Claus.

St. Nicholas is known for selling all his possessions and giving his money to the poor. Raised as a devout Christian, St. Nicholas dedicated his whole life to serving the sick and suffering.

Saint Nicholas Day is the feast of the 4th-century bishop of Myra. St. Nicholas is the patron saint of Russia and Greece, of a number of cities, and of sailors and children, among many other groups, and was noted for his generosity.

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
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ub Mon, 11/21/2022 - 05:34

it’s Smith, Jack Smith. This life-long, non-partisan public servant with the highest profile prosecution case in USA History,

Mr. Smith has already convicted corrupt politicians, prosecuted a CIA agent who took classified documents and gone after War Criminals.

As a graduate of a modest, State University of New York, Mr. Smith went on to Harvard Law School and directly into prosecution. We should admire his fearlessness in handling the cases of police abuse vs. Abner Louima —a major abuse of power case that occurred when Rudy Giuliani was Mayor of NYC.

House Plants
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ub Wed, 11/16/2022 - 14:19

If you want your plants to not get frozen solid this winter? There are a few steps you can take to ensure your plants won't die

While the winter frosts hit, it is a good idea to look inside the house for foliage. Enjoy you indoor mini-garden this season.

Aloe Vera, Pothos and the Swiss cheese plant are the three most popular house plants plants. 

Eight Billion People
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ub Tue, 11/15/2022 - 15:44

There are now eight billion of us according to The United Nations @UN Why can't we the people learn to get along here on earth?

8 billion hopes. 8 billion dreams. 8 billion solutions. Our planet is now home to 8 billion people. @UNFPA

explains how a world that is #8BillionStrong means greater possibilities for people & planet: https://un.org/dayof8billion

October Surprises
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ub Sat, 10/01/2022 - 05:51

In USA political jargon October Surprises influence the outcomes in November wether deliberately planned, or spontaneously.

For the past few years, Republicans have been deniers about a long list of issues that are coming to bite them back, front, up, down, and every which way it can.

Liars and deniers have a way of being exposed at the end of the day. The truth will become obvious as this month evolves and the winds of time begin to shine.

The Story of Many Somewhere
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ub Thu, 04/07/2022 - 14:31

When a person dies in New York City, officials inform their next of kin. What happens when nobody accepts responsibility? 

Will Smith vs Chris Rock
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ub Mon, 03/28/2022 - 21:12

Can anyone tell me how we got to screaming profanities and assaulting people on stage during Oscars LIVE broadcasts?

The whole world saw a man destroy the image he curated by his violent actions at The Oscars. While Chris Rock was presenting the Oscar for Best Documentary, he delivered a monologue before presenting. Rock said of Jada Pinkett-Smith, who was sporting a bald head at the event, “Jada, I love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see ya.”

Baboon Putin
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ub Wed, 03/16/2022 - 13:55

Hear and watch #VladimirPutin speaking in #English and tell me if he does not look very much like a mandrill or a baboon mix?

Mandrills are shy and reclusive primates that live only in the rain forests of equatorial Africa, according to National Geographic nationalgeographic.com