04/04/16 – Presidential Candidates

 CURRENT EVENTS

Possible Presidential Candidate

Never-Gonna-Give-you-Up

Given all the chaos with this year’s USA presidential nominating process, I have heard some talk about Rick Astley, who promises among other things to “never let you down. Before making up your mind, you should click on the link below for one of Rick Astley’s campaign speeches.  And of course please feel free via the comment section to suggest other potential candidates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

Walking is a great exercise for both physical and mental benefits.

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Also you should put a lot of thought into your clothing choices, since how you dress reflects your self-image and people do judge you by your clothing choices.  If you wish to be extraordinary, the gentleman below provides a good example of how you want your clothing choices to make you feel.

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CHARACTER TRAITS

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

Please don’t be one of those people who brightens up a room by leaving it.

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SOCIAL TRAITS

Getting Along with Others

We all have the same 24 hours in a day, the only difference between people is what they do with those 24 hours.

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LEARNING TRAITS

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

Extraordinary people see and hear what is there, and not what they want to see and hear.  

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MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

It is possible to be addicted to anything, not just drugs and alcohol.  People slowly kill themselves by being addicted to nicotine, sugar and white flour.  Others, destroy themselves by being addicted to money, power, sex, fame and all sorts of other things.

You can never me extraordinary if you are addicted to anything. 

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SELF-HELP BOOKS

Wildly Sophisticated

by Nicole Williams

Wildly Sophisticated came out in 2004, I have read it and reviewed it several times over the years and I think it is still relevant and provides some common sense ideas in an interesting way.  Although it is written for women, the advice is useful for anyone.

Or if you want something fresher from Nicole Williams, she has since written several other books.  I have not got around to them, but I suspect they too contain good advice presented in an interesting style.

Wildly Sophisticated

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Our Brand Is Crisis

Given that we are in the presidential nomination season here in the USA, I thought this film is relevant; but, in any case, it is a rather superb film to watch.

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Failing badly in the polls, a Bolivian presidential candidate enlists the services of an American management team for help. The main star is “Calamity” Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant strategist who comes out of self-imposed retirement for a chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy. With Candy working for the opposition, it becomes a down-and-dirty, all-out battle between political consultants, where nothing is sacred and winning is all that matters.

LAST WEEK’S POLL – You

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When it comes to gender, 55% of us are female, 45% male and the rest are other.

Regarding our ages:

     35% are 60 to 69

     30% are 50 to 59

     15% are 70 to 79

     10% are 40 to 49

     5% are 30 to 39

     5% are 80 or older

Regarding our level of education:

     55% are college graduates

     30% have masters degrees

     10% are high school graduates

     5% are community college graduates

As to how you know about this blog posting:

     79% received an email from me

     16% were notified via Facebook

     5% were notified via WordPress

THIS WEEK POLL – Keeping Your Mouth Shut

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MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Music Changes you

by Logan Paul

Folks, tell me via a comment, if you don’t believe music can change you after watch Logan Paul.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-1TOW_grPw

ART OF THE WEEK

Miscellaneous Statute in Rome

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In my travels throughout the world, I have seen a lot of art. Some of that art is well-known and instantly recognizable.  As for other art, all information about  the work is lost in antiquity.  For example, above is a photo of a statue I saw in Rome that caught my eye.  Unfortunately, there are no details about who the statute represents or who created the statute.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Benjamin Franklin

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Born in Boston in 1706, Benjamin Franklin helped to draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and he negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War. His scientific pursuits included investigations into electricity, mathematics and map making. A printer and writer known for his wit and wisdom, Franklin was a polymath who published Poor Richard’s Almanack, invented bifocal glasses and organized the first successful American lending library. (Source: http://www.biography.com/people/benjamin-franklin-9301234#synopsis)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

Something to remember when asked about your political party affiliation.

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BLOG

Thanks to SueSamantha and Phil for commenting on last week’s post.  Comments are so encouraging.

LT Garvin, Marissa and Isolated  thank you for following this blog and bringing the total number of blog followers to 54.  

Thank you MJayde for bringing my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page up to 62 likes.  

If you think this blog has any merit, please pass it on to your friends.  Hopefully, more of you will continue to share this blog with others. My thanks to Carol, Charlene and Annette for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

MY BOOK

If you know someone who is trying to change their life or that needs to change their life, please consider my book.

For those of you into reading books on a Kindle, the Kindle version of my book is $4.95.

My book is available on-line from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Books-A-Million.  

And if you have read my book, please leave an evaluation of it on Amazon.  Thank you.

My Final Cover

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8 thoughts on “04/04/16 – Presidential Candidates

  1. That statue looks very familiar. I think it was once in the Louvre. Reminds me of some extraordinary art floating around the metro Detroit area. As for keeping ones mouth closed when a friend is making a horrible decision, I just don’t. My desire to help is too great. Conversely, since I stopped making bad decisions several decades ago, I may appear to listen to my friends comment on my decisions but I don’t pay them any attention since I’m always right.

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    • Carolyn, I have no idea what to say about that statue, except that it is a real photo taken long before PhotoShop 🙂

      I believe you are being a good friend if you tell someone they are making a big mistake. However, one as to be prepared for the fall out from doing so.

      I would agree with you that you are always right. As long as I’ve known you, IO don’t ever recall you not being right. We know many of the same people and I don’t recall any of them mentioning a time when you weren’t right 🙂

      Thank you very much for commenting. Comments are always so encouraging.

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  2. That Logan Paul video really was funny! I watched it twice! I took that pic of you while at the huge statue museum in Rome. I have some great ideas! Did you notice? I put a face on that unrecognizable antiquity. 🤓🤓🤓

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    • Purpleanals, I’ve read your blog–you are definitely extraordinary thinker. I suspect you like sugar, but far from addicted to it. As for the nicotine, I wish my friend that your extraordinariness didn’t have to push through that cloud of smoke.

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  3. I smiled when I read what you wrote about walking. I recently picked up walking every day as a means to clear my head. After just one day my mum got into it, too. So now we walk together 🙂

    Have a nice weekend, Bill!

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    • Samantha, thank you for commenting. Yes, walking is a wonderful exercise that most people can do throughout their lifetime. Wonderful that your Mom is getting into it also, I’m sure it will help her and it isn’t hard on the knees like running can be for some. Again, thank you for commenting.

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