07/15/19 – What Former Presidential Candidate Recently Died?

CURRENT EVENTS

Ross Perot

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

Mona Lisa

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 Darwin

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 SpeciesBy 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

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

It is important to have a good friend, as this clip demonstrates

Lion Attacked by Clan of of Hyenas

LEARNING TRAITS

People who receive things without effort tend to not appreciate the effort that went into providing them those things.

MISCELLANEOUS

I don’t think this was what he wanted, 

when he asked for a wake-up call.

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Are the Nike Betsy Ross Flag shoes offensive?

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

Did Nike’s decision to recall their Betsy Ross flag shoes influence your decision to buy their products in the future?

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) 

Total Votes: 22
When it comes to books, is less actually more?

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

Regarding the film “Framing John DeLorean

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) 

Total Votes: 18
Do you approve of San Fransisco painting over a mural depicting the life of George Washington?

No  88.24%  (15 votes) 

Yes  11.76%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 17

Do you believe in the saying, “When we describe others, we are really describing ourselves?

Yes  56.25%  (9 votes) 

No  43.75%  (7 votes) 

Total Votes: 16
Do you believe Thomas Sowell view of multiculturalism is correct?

Maybe  50%  (6 votes) 

Yes  25%  (3 votes) 

No  25%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 12

There is no such thing as corporate donations, it all comes out of the pockets of customers, employees, and shareholders.

True  100%  (14 votes) 

False  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 14

Book

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.

10 thoughts on “07/15/19 – What Former Presidential Candidate Recently Died?

  1. I loved this post! The lion clip was extremely interesting, and I was relieved at the happy ending. We voted for Perot once back early in our marriage, (I was 48 when we married.) Now we are Trump fans, but we only say that when we feel that we won’t be attacked. In my reading group of 7, (Read and Roam), I am the only conservative, but they are careful not to discuss politics when I am there.
    Thanks, Bill, for including me in your blog. I enjoy reading it each week. Judy (and Michael) Van Dress

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    • As the years go by, they go by faster and faster. I suspect for a 2 year-old, a year is 50% of their known experiences. However, for a ten-year old, a year is only 10% of their known experiences or five times as fast for the ten year-old

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    • Thank you for commenting Samantha. I just checked the poll and it is 12 to 1, with only one person thinking those who don’t carry their own water appreciate it just as much as those who carried the water.

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