11/06/17 – NYC

CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)

By now you should all know at NYC was subject to another terrorist attack.  

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday filed terrorism charges against bike path attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov, who is accused of killing eight people and injuring a dozen more when he drove his car along a bike path in lower Manhattan Tuesday. (Source: CBSN)

The suspect was identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, a Uzbekistan native who came to the US legally in 2010, authorities said. The Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Wednesday afternoon “that the individual identified in the New York City terror attack was admitted to the U.S. upon presentation of a passport with a valid diversity immigrant visa.”

The Diversity Immigrant Visa program, also known as the green card lottery, is a United States congressionally mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. The Immigration Act of 1990 established the current and permanent Diversity Visa (DV) program.

The lottery is administered by the Department of State and conducted under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) as amended by the Immigration Act of 1990. The lottery makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually and aims to diversify the immigrant population in the United States, by selecting applicants from countries with low rates of immigration in the five years prior. (Source: Wikipedia)    

PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)

Honor Thy Temple

Shalene Flanagan

First American woman to win the NYC Marathon in 40 years

   

An emotional and exuberant Shalane Flanagan came to the finish line of the New York City Marathon and enveloped herself in an American flag, the magnitude of what she had accomplished bringing her to tears and to her knees.

Flanagan became the first American woman since Miki Gorman won the second of her back-to-back NYC marathons in 1977 to win the race, finishing in an unofficial time of 2:26:53.

CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

Don’t be a jerk.

Jerk Out

The Time

Unless you are Morris Day,

then its cool.

SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)

Getting Along with Others

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you.

You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.

Source: Bob Marley

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

There are just so many people that are depressed, depended and just struggling.

Perhaps the advice The Silhouettes offer will not help all those people, but it sure will help many of them.

Get A Job

By The Silhouettes

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

If you like my weekly blog post, please share them with your friends.

I’m going to keep posting, but a larger audience would be nice.

BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)

The Way of Life

Lao Tuz

Translated By R. B. Blakney

Below is a review I found on Amazon that pretty much sums up my view of this book.  I first read it in 1993 and every so often I go through what I highlighted.

81 short poems – that will change your life…
This is my favorite translation – very poetic
thought provoking
enjoyable short read
written in the 4th century BC
It nails it on the head…
The Tao Te Ching = The Way of Life
You can still get this book for `no money’ [Actually, $3.10 or no money]
even though its been out of print for 53 years!
Buy It………

MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

I’ve seen this film several times and I always enjoy it.  I guess it is my kind of film (Science Fiction with a little romance), plus Emily Blunt is in it and for you ladies–Matt Damon.

The Adjustment Bureau is a 2011 American science fiction thriller film loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short story, “Adjustment Team”. The film stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt.

The film tells the story of a young man who discovers that what appear to be chance events in his life are controlled by a technologically advanced intelligence network. After an event not planned by these controllers occurs – a romantic encounter with a young dancer – he struggles against their manipulation despite their promise of a great future for him.

The film premiered at the Ziegfeld Theatre on February 14, 2011, and received positive reviews from critics, who praised Damon’s performance and his chemistry with Blunt. (Source: Wikipedia)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)

This song is dedicated to a very good friend of mine who, shall we say, “Left the Party”.  However, if anyone could return, this would be the guy.

Along Came Jones

by Coasters

LAST WEEK’S POLL – What do you think of Black Cats?

When it comes to black cats,
I like black cats  85%  (17 votes)
 
I don’t like cats in general  15%  (3 votes)
 
they scare me.  0%  (0 votes)
 
 I like cats; but not black ones  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 20

THIS WEEK’S POLL – America’s Immigration Policy?

ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)

As I have mentioned, anything can be art.

Here is a “Black Cat” sculpture in soap.  

Only problem, is that it is too cool to actually use.

EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.

He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country’s earliest practitioners of the short story.

Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)

I had a Halloween joke left over and did not want to wait until next year to post it.

If you have a GPS, you will probably appreciate this joke

TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)

Thank you Darlene, Georgia & Nanette, for commenting on last week’s post. 

BLOG & FACEBOOK

Thank you Carol, Carole, Darlene &Deborah, for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

And my thanks to Kristina, Laura, Pajahma, Ritu, The Heart Broken Writer, Weedjee & Yoly, started following my blog and to Agniezka, Amandeep, Dara, Debra, DéMarcus, Gudrun, Pat, Patrizia, Serena & Sunny, for liking  my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

BOOK (LIBRO)

My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/im-tired-of-being-ordinary-are-you-wm-allen/1120528064?ean=9780990388692

7 thoughts on “11/06/17 – NYC

  1. The green card lottery is a big bunch of bull. The song by the sillouettes , I remember he used to play it when the boys were young. It always made him laugh and them too. Edgar Allan Poe was only 40 when he died which was a mistery of what really happened. Interesting to say the least. Thanks again Bill for a lot of great research.

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    • Thank you very much Darlene for your encouraging comment. It seems like the majority agree with you regarding immigration policies. Poe was an interesting person as well as writer and it is hard to beat some of those late 50s songs.

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