7/09/18 – Politics

CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)

PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)

Honor Thy Temple (Honra Tu Templo)

I think their doctor gave them some good advice.

[Creo que su médico les dio buenos consejos.]

CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

(La Fundación para Ser Extraordinario)
I think it really is this simple.
[Creo que es realmente sencillo.]

SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)

Getting Along with Others

(Llevarse Bien con Otros)

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

(El Crecimiento te Mantiene Extraordinario)

Change sometimes come painfully slow, but change cannot be stopped.

[El cambio a veces viene dolorosamente lento, pero el cambio no puede ser detenido.]

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

(Las Probabilidades y Los Fines de Ser Extraordinarios)

BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)

I’ve heard so many people say they want to write a book, but rarely have I met someone who has actually written a book.

[He oído que muchas personas dicen que quieren escribir un libro, pero rara vez he conocido a alguien que realmente ha escrito un libro.]

This is one of the many books I read before publishing my book.  If you are serious about wanting to write a book, there are plenty of books available to help you.

[Este es uno de los muchos libros que leí antes de publicar mi propio libro.  Si usted es serio acerca de querer escribir un libro, hay un montón de libros disponibles para ayudarle.]

APE – How to Publish a Book

By Guy Kawasaki & Shawn Welch

MOVIE OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)

I really enjoyed this movie.

[Me gustó mucho esta película.]

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Critics Consensus:Critics Consensus: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle uses a charming cast and a humorous twist to offer an undemanding yet solidly entertaining update on its source material. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)

Goody Two Shoes

By Adam Ant

LAST WEEK’S POLL – How Long Has It Been Since You Have Worked Out In A Gym?

How Long Has It Been Since You Have Worked Out In A Gym?
Within the last week  50.00%  (6 votes) 
Longer than a decade  33.33%  (4 votes)
Within the last 3 three years  8.33%  (1 votes) 
Within the last decade  8.33%  (1 votes) 
Within the last month  0%  (0 votes) 
Within the last year  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 12

 THIS WEEK’S POLL – Ever want to write a book?

Please select all answers in the poll that apply to you.

ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)

Here is a birthday cake in the shape of a football that Carol made for my friend Coach Jo.

[Aquí está una tarta de cumpleaños en la forma de un balón de fútbol que Carol hizo para mi amigo Coach Jo.]

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)

After all these years, people are still falling for schemes of the nature used by Carlo Ponzi. The victims want to make money without a much effort.  Most fraud schemes depend upon the personal weaknesses of their victims.

[Después de todos estos años, la gente sigue cayendo por esquemas de la naturaleza usada por Carlo Ponzi. Las víctimas quieren ganar dinero sin mucho esfuerzo.  La mayoría de los esquemas de fraude dependen de las debilidades personales de sus víctimas.]

Carlo Ponzi

Charles Ponzi, (born Carlo Pietro Giovanni Guglielmo Tebaldo Ponzi; March 3, 1882 – January 18, 1949), was an Italian swindler and con artist in the U.S. and Canada. His aliases include Charles Ponci, Carlo, and Charles P. Bianchi.

Born and raised in Italy, he became known in the early 1920s as a swindler in North America for his money-making scheme. He promised clients a 50% profit within 45 days, or 100% profit within 90 days, by buying discounted postal reply coupons in other countries and redeeming them at face value in the United States as a form of arbitrage. 

In reality, Ponzi was paying earlier investors using the investments of later investors. While this type of fraudulent investment scheme was not originally invented by Ponzi, it became so identified with him that it now is referred to as a Ponzi scheme. His scheme ran for over a year before it collapsed, costing his “investors” $20 million. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)

BOOK (LIBRO)

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

8 thoughts on “7/09/18 – Politics

  1. Interesting bit about Ponzi. I never knew that. I only know I’d be the worst swindler, lol. I’d feel too bad :’)

    The cake looks delicious! Great post as always, Bill 🙂

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    • I feel you can tell these Ponzi like schemes when the emphasis is on selling distributorships rather than the actual product. Glad you liked Carol’s football cake for coach Jo 🙂 And thank you for the commenting on my post Samantha.

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      • Oh there’s plenty of Ponzi like deals in the Netherlands, too. I always go by Murphy’s Law, though: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I reckon this goes for Ponzi deals by default.

        Did your friend like the cake?? She must have!

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  2. Hi Bill. I really enjoy reading your blog You have a wonderful sense of humor and great tolerance, both extremely important factors for leading a happy life.

    Like

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