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ohomen171

My grand mother told me "son don't let the grass grow under your feet." I took these words to heart and have spent a life traveling six of the seven continents with great adventures everywhere. People describe me as interesting.

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The Humane Way Greeks Often Treat Migrant Children
by ohomen171 on 25 Dec 2019  8 comments, latest 2 days ago
#greecemigrantchildrenTHE HOME PROJECTSaving Thursday’s ChildATHENS – In 2016, 15-year-old Asma from Afghanistan boarded one of the thousands of dinghies leaving the Turkish shores for Greece.She was six months pregnant.Asma’s family...

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4000+ trapped in the Ocean In Seaside Australian Town
by ohomen171 on 31 Dec 2019  14 comments, latest 3 days ago
@australiafireshttps://www.msn

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Sixteen Years In Our Home
by ohomen171 on 21 Jan 2020  6 comments, latest 5 days ago
#ourhomeinPacifica16 years ago today we started living in this house. Escrow had closed and I go the keys. Elena came with a sleeping bag and started living in the house....

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Some Startling New Insights On Homelessness
by ohomen171 on 13 Jan 2020  20 comments, latest 11 days ago
#causes ofhomelessnessGood morning.(If you don’t already get California Today by email, here’s the sign-up.)For today, my colleague Conor Dougherty spoke with Dr. Margot Kushel, a leading homelessness researcher:Margot Kushel is...

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San Diego College Student Killed Alongside Her Mother and Sister In The Ukraine Plane Shoot Down (msn.com)
by ohomen171 on 12 Jan 2020  2 comments, latest 14 days ago
#iranairlinershootdown https://www.msn.com/en-us/news

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A Suspicious Airliner Crash Near Tehran (en.wikipedia.org)
by ohomen171 on 10 Jan 2020  9 comments, latest 15 days ago
#tehranairlinercrash Today is a very sad day for our Canadian readers. They are mourning the deaths of 62 of their citizens who died when a Ukrainian airliners crashed after taking...

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The Iran Missile Attack On US Bases In Iraq
by ohomen171 on 9 Jan 2020  Posted 17 days ago
#iranmissileattackonusbasesI got it right about the Iran attack. It was done with the intent of causing no injuries. This was the consensus and Iran said much of the same indirectly....

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Iran's Retaliation For The Loss Of Its Beloved General
by ohomen171 on 4 Jan 2020  12 comments, latest 20 days ago
#iranretaliationIran’s Retaliation For The Loss Of Is Beloved General My readers I am not going to make a specific prediction on how Iran will retaliate. Rest assured that payback is...

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Moscow: An Artificial White Christmas
by ohomen171 on 6 Jan 2020  2 comments, latest 20 days ago
#moscowwhitechristmasKeeping the Holiday SpiritDecembers in Russia are generally cold and snowy, but last month the capital, Moscow, experienced one of its warmest Decembers since 1886.The lack of snow during the...

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The Secret War Between Iran and The US Just Became "A Hot War"
by ohomen171 on 3 Jan 2020  18 comments, latest 23 days ago
#iranuswarNow we have the big news event of the day. The US military got very lucky and killed Quesam Soleimani. He is the commander of the Quds forces. This is...

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Was Carlos Ghosn Rescued From Japan By A Private Security Agency?
by ohomen171 on 2 Jan 2020  1 comment, latest 24 days ago
#carlosghosnjapanescapeThe other story that caught my eye was the allegation that Carlos Ghosn used an elite private security firm to rescue him from Japan. I have already outlined the security...

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The Curious Case Of Carlos Ghosn's Escape From Japan (en.wikipedia.org)
by ohomen171 on 31 Dec 2019  3 comments, latest a month ago
#carlosghosnjapanescapeThen came the bizarre story of Carlos Ghosn. To my Brasilian readers, he is a Brasilian who made good on a grand scale. If you are curious, here is his...

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Seven-Eleven Is A Japanese Company
by ohomen171 on 30 Dec 2019  Posted a month ago
#7-11https://www.nytimes.com/2

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In Praise Of General David H. Berger, Commandant of the US Marine Corps
by ohomen171 on 27 Dec 2019  Posted a month ago
#generaldavidhbergerI am so proud of the fact that a graduate of Tulane, General David H. Berger, is now Commandant of the US Marine Corps. He is the commanding officer of...

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A Short History Of The Christmas Tree
by ohomen171 on 25 Dec 2019  4 comments, latest a month ago
#christmastreesO TannenbaumIt’s not Christmas without the defining Christmas tree.The ornately decorated conifer is a tradition in many households during the Christmas period, and it’s a very old one, Time magazine...

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My Incredible Cousin Robert N. Bruce, Jr, PhD
by ohomen171 on 26 Dec 2019  Posted a month ago
#robertnbrucejrMy cousin Robert Bruce used to be professor of civil engineering at Tulane. His former students include:1) General David H Berger, Commandant of the USMC and the highest- ranking officer...

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An Act Of Christmas Kindness 36 Years Ago
by ohomen171 on 24 Dec 2019  1 comment, latest a month ago
#christmaskindnessAfter surviving over seven decades over seven decades, it is good to stop and reflect on what one has learned. We all have had people who broke out hearts, took...

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Memories Of Christmases Past
by ohomen171 on 24 Dec 2019  2 comments, latest a month ago
#christmasespastYour Christmas eve briefing...let me talk about what Christmas eve and Christmases were like when I was a child. Dad had spent a lot of time in Germany and France,...

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The World Fails To Notice The Level Of Unrest And Violence In Chile
by ohomen171 on 23 Dec 2019  Posted a month ago
#chileunrestandeconomicollapse us contrast this with a most-disturbing phone call that I got from Santiago, Chile yesterday afternoon. One of our readers Pablo Gallyas gave me a most-disturbing report on what...

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A Missed Church Service 30 Years Ago Today
by ohomen171 on 22 Dec 2019  1 comment, latest a month ago
#jimmystewart30 years ago I was supposed to be in a Presbyterian church in Beverly Hills. My domestic partner Antonieta and I were to be in the service with the famous...

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In Praise Of Space-X
by ohomen171 on 21 Dec 2019  Posted a month ago
#boeingcapsulefailureDear: Your Saturday morning newspaper...I'm always mentioning those very important words: "The devil is in the detail." Boeing has been paid some $4,200,000,000 US by NASA to develop a space...

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The India Rape Epidemic
by ohomen171 on 19 Dec 2019  43 comments, latest a month ago
#indiarapeepidemicINDIAMade In IndiaIndian opposition politician Rahul Gandhi is facing sedition charges for a small rhyme that refers to a big problem.Speaking at a campaign event, the Congress Party honcho said...

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Some Thoughts On The Battle Of The Bulge 75 Years Later
by ohomen171 on 16 Dec 2019  8 comments, latest a month ago
#battleofthebulgeThis week 75 years ago the Battle of the Bulge began on the German border. It was Hitler's last attempt to stop the Americans and British from crashing into West...

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Jack's Pearl Of Wisdom For Sunday 15 December
by ohomen171 on 15 Dec 2019  Posted a month ago
#pearlofwisdomhttps://33w44ft.

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Please Take The Boris Johnson Victory Seriously
by ohomen171 on 14 Dec 2019  8 comments, latest a month ago
#trumpreelectionDear: Your Saturday newspaper. Boris Johnson won in the British elections. Donald Trump sees this as an indication that he will be swept back into office for a second term....

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Fog Harvesting
by ohomen171 on 13 Dec 2019  2 comments, latest a month ago
#fogharvestingFoggy HarvestAccess to water isn’t easy for people living in arid climates.Despite the water scarcity, some of these regions – including Morocco and parts of southern and east Africa –...

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A Nice Surprise On A Cold And A Rainy Afternoon
by ohomen171 on 7 Dec 2019  2 comments, latest 2 months ago
#newgeneratorAs some of you know, a 385 lb generator sits in front of our house. Its final resting place will be in the back yard near the kitchen. A 100-foot...

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A Wonderful Surprise After 21 Years
by ohomen171 on 7 Dec 2019  Posted 2 months ago
#clothesstillfit21 years ago in 1998 I was broke and homeless. I slept on a concrete floor in a church each night. In those dark days, a non-profit agency helping the...

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A Cautionary Tale About Global Warming-You Can Spend Billions And Not Stop Sea Level Rise
by ohomen171 on 4 Dec 2019  3 comments, latest 2 months ago
#sealevelriseITALYSelfies and TearsThere was a poignant irony to a viral video of a tourist falling into the water in Venice while taking a selfie.The “Queen of the Adriatic” – one...

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Russia And China Sign The Contract Of The Century
by ohomen171 on 3 Dec 2019  Posted 2 months ago
#russiachinanaturalgasRUSSIATh Contract of the CenturyRussian and Chinese leaders oversaw the launch of the Power of Siberia pipeline on Monday, Russia’s most significant energy project in almost three decades and a...

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Life's Simple Pleasures
by ohomen171 on 1 Dec 2019  2 comments, latest 2 months ago
#tablewinecompanypacificaSomet the small things give us so much pleasure. Elena and I braved the cold to go to Table Wine Company in Pacifica. Wineries ,brewers and cheese makers were there....

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Thanksgiving: The Invention Of A Tradition
by ohomen171 on 28 Nov 2019  3 comments, latest 2 months ago
#thanksgivinghistoryThe Invention of TraditionModern Thanksgiving in the US is mostly cozy and calm, with families coming together, turkey and stuffing on tables, and lines forming at stores for Black Friday...

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A Special Thanks To The Cove Restaurant In Half Moon Bay, California
by ohomen171 on 28 Nov 2019  7 comments, latest 2 months ago
#thecoverestaurantA special thanks to Jettav DeFilippis and the team at The Cove. Tuesday afternoon I drove to The Cove to pick up things for our Thanksgiving dinner. One item was...

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Some Final Thoughts On The Internment Of 120,000 Japanese Americans In World War II (amazon.com)
by ohomen171 on 26 Nov 2019  5 comments, latest 2 months ago
#japaneseamerican internment Let us return to the internment of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. The people taken into custody lost their farms, their homes, their cars and...

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A Sad Moment In American History (amazon.com)
by ohomen171 on 25 Nov 2019  10 comments, latest 2 months ago
#japaneseinternmentMadame President: Your morning briefing...for Christmas two beloved family members are going to get a copy of Ansel Adam's Born Free and Equal:https://www.amazon.com/g It is pictures from the sad time...

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One Final Memory Of Veteran's Day
by ohomen171 on 12 Nov 2019  4 comments, latest 2 months ago
#veteransdayBefore we leave Veteran's Day, let me share with you my memories of coming back from war. I flew on a C-141 Starlifter from Danang to Travis Air Force Base...

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Veteran's Day 2019
by ohomen171 on 11 Nov 2019  1 comment, latest 2 months ago
#veteransdayMadame President: Your morning briefing...today is a holiday in many countries. We call it Veteran's Day. It was originally called Armistice Day. At 11:00 AM on November 11, 1918, World...

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Strict Enforcement Of Pacifica, California Parking Laws
by ohomen171 on 7 Nov 2019  4 comments, latest 3 months ago
#RV\homelessFrom September of 1996 to July 4, 1999, I was on and off homeless. I was so broke that I could not buy a car or an RV. Homeless shelters...

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A Brilliant Essay On Inequality
by ohomen171 on 4 Nov 2019  3 comments, latest 3 months ago
#inequalityWORLDBack to the FutureLately it’s been feeling a lot like 1968.Fifty-one years ago, Americans took to the streets demanding civil rights and an end to the Vietnam War. French students...

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Do You Need A Degree From An Elite University To Have Success In Life?
by ohomen171 on 15 Sep 2019  64 comments, latest 3 months ago
#collegecheatingscandalMadame President: Your Sunday newspaper...I have many things to be proud of in you, Pedro, and Luah. All of you have incredible educational achievements. Of equal importance, all of you...
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