Ross Perot, businessman and former presidential candidate, dead at 89
Ross Perot, the billionaire businessman who twice ran for president in the 1990s, has died at the age of 89.
Born in Texas, Perot made his fortune by founding and running two technology companies, Electronic Data Systems and Perot Systems.
He ran as an independent presidential candidate in the 1992 election and as a third-party candidate in the 1996 election. (Source: Associated Press)
BOOK OF THE WEEK
This week is again about books, rather than a book.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Elementary: Miss Understood
Season 7, Episode 8
I have no idea what this episode is doing in the final season of Elementary. It just seemed like filler. Nevertheless, I still enjoyed seeing Homes and Watson even if this episode didn’t seem to have a reason for being.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Let’s Have A Party
By Wanda Jackson
Wanda Jackson was only halfway through high school when, in 1954, country singer Hank Thompson heard her on an Oklahoma City radio show and asked her to record with his band, the Brazos Valley Boys. By the end of the decade, Jackson had become one of America’s first major female country and rockabilly singers.
ART OF THE WEEK
I believe most of you are familiar with Mona Lisa. But not many of you know that Mona Lisa was into fitness and maintained an impressive fitness regimen. She not only had a nice smile, but also an impressive set of abs.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Charles Robert Darwin, (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.
His proposition that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors is now widely accepted, and considered a foundational concept in science. In a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, he introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Darwin published his theory of evolution with compelling evidence in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species. By the 1870s, the scientific community and a majority of the educated public had accepted evolution as a fact. However, many favoured competing explanations, and it was not until the emergence of the modern evolutionary synthesis from the 1930s to the 1950s that a broad consensus developed in which natural selection was the basic mechanism of evolution. Darwin’s scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
It is important to have a good friend, as this clip demonstrates
Lion Attacked by Clan of of Hyenas
People who receive things without effort tend to not appreciate the effort that went into providing them those things.
I don’t think this was what he wanted,
when he asked for a wake-up call.
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
No and I consider myself an independent 41.67% (10 votes)
No and I identify with the Republican Party 29.17% (7 votes)
No and I identify with the Democratic Party 20.83% (5 votes)
Yes and I identify with the Republican Party 4.17% (1 votes)
Yes and I consider myself an independent 4.16% (1 votes)
Yes and I identify with the Democratic Party 0% (0 votes)
Total Votes: 24
No impact on my purchase decision 50% (11 votes)
I am less likely to buy Nike products 40.91% (9 votes)
I am more likely now to buy Nike products 9.09% (2 votes)
Generally, I like to read really short books 53.33% (8 votes)
Generally, I like to read really long books. 46.67% (7 votes)
Total Votes: 15
I did not see the movie, but I would like to see it. 55.56% (10 votes)
I did not see the movie and do not wish to see it. 33.33% (6 votes)
I saw the movie and liked it. 11.11% (2 votes)
I saw the movie and did not like it. 0% (0 votes)
No 88.24% (15 votes)
Yes 11.76% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 17
Yes 56.25% (9 votes)
No 43.75% (7 votes)
Maybe 50% (6 votes)
Yes 25% (3 votes)
No 25% (3 votes)
Total Votes: 12
True 100% (14 votes)
False 0% (0 votes)
If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.