2015
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The Blizzards I Have Known

Category: 2015, New York, Survival, Weather

As I watch the television describe the latest blizzard hitting the East Coast, I keep hearing about the famous 1947 blizzard that broke all records. Well, I was there and lived through it, so I have a little insight on what happens when a blizzard hits New York. In January 1947, we had just arrived […]

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Jan 27, 20163
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Inflation

Category: 2015, Economics

When someone reaches my age there are stories to tell about the good old days. There are also stories about the bad times and the lessons to be learned from them. Unfortunately it is a basic human tendency not to learn from other people’s mistakes, or from history because we all live with a built […]

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Jan 5, 20163
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Obama on Life Insurance: Labor Day 2015

THIS IS THE TRANSCRIPT OF A SPEECH TO BE GIVEN BY THE PRESIDENT ON LABOR DAY 2015. My fellow Americans, Ever since I was a community organizer I always wondered how life insurance companies could build their magnificent office towers and pay large salaries to their executives. It did not take me long to find […]

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Jul 15, 20153
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American by Choice for 62 Years

Category: 2015, Patriotism, Values

Sixty-two years ago July 4th was on a Saturday, just as it is this year. On Friday, July 3rd 1953, I was sworn in as an American citizen at the Houston Federal Courthouse in ceremonies attended by close to a thousand people, including guests and host organizations. After the speeches and the Oath of Citizenship, […]

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Jul 6, 20153
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Memorial Day 2015

Category: 2015, Values, Veterans

As you listen to the politicians waving the flag on Memorial Day, remember our veterans died with the belief that their nation cared and is responsible for the men and women who fight our wars and that they would receive the nation’s full support when they return. Especially when they come home with physical and […]

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May 28, 20153
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The Mystery of the Palindrome

Category: 2015, Belief, Islam

Since every day from 5/10/15 to 5/19/15 is a palindrome day it provides me an occasion to recall my research into the last 10 Palindrome years starting with 1001. If you are 26 years old or older, you have lived through two palindrome years. Here are quotes from the book  The Dual Palindrome, which I wrote […]

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May 19, 20153
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Seventy Years Ago

Category: 2015, PTSD, War

May 8, 1945. Every day is an ending of the past and leaves too quickly, as it becomes a new beginning – tomorrow. Yet some days leave a footprint in our hearts and minds and we never, ever will be the same. May 8, 1945 was such a day but in Hungary “1945. május 8-a” […]

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May 19, 20153
Memory
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Kittywampus is a juxtaposition?

Category: 2015, Memory

I got you there. Most people know one or the other word but seldom both.  It proves, you know, that if we don’t know words to say disorganized, or chaotic, we would, you know, just have to say, you know, kittywampus but never juxtaposition, you know, which it ain’t. The point is that if we […]

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Apr 22, 20153
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The Soup Kitchen Is in the Mail

Category: 2015, Welfare

I heard this wonderful sentence on the radio and decided to follow through. In the 1930s depression era, the population of the USA was around 125 million. About 1/2 of the population consisted of people who work. That means that about 62 million people were in the labor force. During the Great Depression unemployment reached […]

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Mar 30, 20153
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The Story of the Ping Pong Ball

Category: 2015, Mass Movements

When Obama started his run for the presidency I annoyed and even offended many of my newsletter readers by calling him a communist agitator. I had seen Nazi and Communist agitators and it was easy for me to recognize a duck that looked like a duck, walked like a duck, sounded like a duck. To […]

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Mar 4, 20153