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Orchid 2014

2017.04.30 orchid in the burgundy pot   2016.03.26 OMG … I can’t believe this: came home after four weeks, and I’m seeing this beautiful orchid flowering again! And the stem is sweating! In more in April 2016      Sad, sad story: I … Continue reading

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Stormy Sandy

The most destructive storm to ever hit New York City struck the night of Monday, October 29, 2012. The black out is going on, strong. On our way home from grocery shopping, we spotted a LIPA guy and stopped to … Continue reading

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Doubts Raised on Donations to Comptroller

John C. Liu, the New York City comptroller, has vaulted into the top tier of political figures in the city, building a formidable fund-raising machine that has quickly established him as a contender to succeed Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Now … Continue reading

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My open letter to Mr. Obama

Dear Mr. President, Until you’ve done a great job – earned our standing ovation, please keep your husbanding and fathering to the minimum because we elected you to manage this country, not being the leading man of a third rate … Continue reading

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China to Obama: Kowtow!

Oh well .. President Barack Obama is greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon arrival at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo; the six footer president bowed deeply to the little Jap emperor. Is it protocol? What did previous … Continue reading

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She’s everywhere

Pumpkin was mindlessly flipping through People magazine. Another magazine with Obamas adorning the cover was laying near by. She casually pointed to Michelle and said, “.. she’s everywhere .. ” On the cover of the New York Times I could … Continue reading

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China’s new admirer

Russia’s Leaders See China as Template for Ruling The new world order? Does USA like it? Don’t know what emperor Mao think laying in 6 feet under. During his reign, he hated the northern bears. I do too .. Beijing … Continue reading

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My leading lady and man

At 86, a Liberal-Minded Party Elder Is Still Jousting With China’s Censors By SHARON LaFRANIERE and JONATHAN ANSFIELD Beijing FOR nearly two decades, the Communist Party strove to wipe out the national memory of Zhao Ziyang, the reform-minded party secretary … Continue reading

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Nobel Surprise

This is the New Yorker reporting or commentating on President Obama’s Nobel Prize winning, by Hendrik Hertzberg. Yes, I agreed that If President Obama really had to get a gift postmarked Scandinavia this month, he would probably, on the whole, … Continue reading

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Freed journalists home in US after NKorea pardon

So the little green jumpsuit was acting up and getting the world attention again. Shouldn’t we ignore him, the best way to deal with a kid who’s acting up? Three Americans hickers are in the hand of the Cabby’s too. … Continue reading

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Police Sgt. Joseph Crowley

I don’t believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights. By Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States ~ .. ~ .. ~ So they had beers at … Continue reading

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China has more than 13 million abortions a year

13 million unborn babies were aborted each year, that’s more than the entire population of Norway (4.8 m) and Denmark (5.5 m) combined. That’s some force and presence. Dare the active pro-lifers/abortion hellraisers go there to try their luck? Hey, … Continue reading

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The Cold War’s Hot Kitchen

The famous Nik and Dick debate. I first read about this kitchen debate during my early research. Don’t remember in Nixon’s bio or elsewhere. I’ve read about William Safire’s column On Language from time to time. Here, he re-captured the … Continue reading

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The International Heavyweight Championship

Fight Club or the International contest for the Heavyweight Championship title, not just Taiwan, apparently. Fighting over a girl or what? Let’s see… India Italy Japan Mexico Russia South Korea Turkey Ukraine and China The politicians love to fight the … Continue reading

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A 4th grade teacher writes to Mr. Obama

April 27, 2009 The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington , DC 20500 Mr. Obama: I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not … Continue reading

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Nadal and the attached strings

Rafael Nadal is pounding the earth with Hewitt, taped delayed. He wears yellow bands, pink shirt and grey short. And he still fudges with his G-string. Might be it’s time to introduce him to C-string? Raf hasn’t changed much over … Continue reading

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Some political theories

Few days ago, Huffington Post reported that Sam Donaldson said that he wanted to ask Fidel Castro, Before he dies “If He Killed Kennedy.” At a gathering, I brought this up and someone replied that the assassination was an inside … Continue reading

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Tung Chee Hwa at NYU

.. Tung Chee Hwa addressed small group on "China and the U.S.: Towards a Closer Partnership" at New York University. Mr. Tung Chee-hwa previously served as the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”), People’s Republic … Continue reading

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