Monday, April 18, 2016


Though I didn't attend any of the local political rallies this weekend - everyone I met along the way - clients, neighbors, or persons of interest - mirror my sentiments that no one can fix the problems. Fellow New Yorkers stay on top of the news including conspiracy theories - carefully discussing the front-runners, their flaws, and what the outcome will be like if elected. Tuesday's primaries will paint an interesting picture as we move closer to the conventions this summer. Trump says the system is rigged as if we didn't already know that along with the thought that it's all a Ponzi scheme on many levels. Trump will fight to tear down the establishment who instinctually will fight for their survival. In the end, promises will be made and "broken" a descriptive word for our reality. Some things can never be fixed simply evolving out of existence.

The United States is not the only country to have a corrupt government. Corruption dates back to the beginning of time in a bipolar reality.

Today focus is also on Brazil as Brazil's lower house votes for Dilma Rousseff's impeachment. The 2016 Summer Olympics are in August things also tempered with the spread of Zika Virus.

2016 Boston Marathon

Marathon Monday

Focus is also on the 120th Boston Marathon with a field of about 30,000 runners.
Roberta Gibb, the first woman to compete and finish the race, is the grand marshal.
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2016 Pulitzer Prizes

The winners of the 2016 Pulitzer Prizes will be announced this afternoon. It's the centennial year for the awards, which were created by the estate of Joseph Pulitzer to honor achievement in journalism and the arts.. Pulitzer, a native of Hungary, was paid by a recruiter to come to the U.S. and join the Union Army during the Civil War. After the war, he acquired and merged two newspapers in St. Louis to form the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In 1883, he bought The New York World, which gained a reputation as a champion of public-service journalism. He changed American journalism by introducing comics, illustrations and coverage of sports and women's fashion. But Pulitzer also engaged in the kind of sensationalism that led to the term "yellow journalism," a phrase inspired by the "Yellow Kid" comic strip that appeared in both Pulitzer's newspaper and that of its chief rival, William Randolph Hearst's New York Morning Journal. In one newspaper promotion, Pulitzer crowdfunded the money needed for a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty by offering to print on the front page the name of every person who donated to its construction. You may hear his name pronounced as PEW-litzer today. Pulitzer said his name as PULL-it-sir, and that's what the Pulitzer Board follows.

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