The Apple Tree

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Apple trees are cultivated worldwide and are the most widely grown species in the genus. But in AMERICA: it has Special Powers.

The Appletree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus is still found today.  Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe and were brought to North America by European colonists.

 The apple tree symbolizes

  • Love

  • Truth

  • Peace

  • Beauty

  • Honesty

  • Romance

  • Fertility

  • Remembrance

Comedy Under Attack

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Comedy should be humorous in the theatre, on film, stand-up comedy, television, radio, books, or any other entertainment medium.

The term originated in ancient Greece: in Athenian democracy, the public opinion of voters was influenced by the political satire performed by comic poets in theaters.  (LANGUAGE WARNING)

Here Comes The Fed

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Experts say greed causes inflation. Like pride, lust, gluttony, sloth, anger, and envy, greed is a deadly sin because it causes others. 

Greed takes the form of overwork. Consumerism is a view of the human person that reduces us only to what we can afford to buy and consume.

World Press Freedom Day

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We applaud all journalists who place their lives on the line to write the wrongs for the first draft of history. We work every day to bring news and information to audiences all over the world. However, all too often, it comes at great costs. Our admiration, gratitude, and unwavering support because democracy dies without a free press.

我们赞扬所有将自己的生命置于危险之中,写下错误和历史初稿的记者。我们竭尽全力为世界各地的观众带来新闻和信息。然而,它往往要付出巨大的代价。我们的钦佩、感激和坚定不移的支持,因为没有新闻自由,民主就会消亡。

Phony Baloney

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What Goes Up Must Come Down Meaning: All Things that rise will also fall. Like a demagogue full of hot air will soon drop.

This expression is often used to say that nothing lasts forever. Origin of What Goes Up Must Come Down This idiom originated in the 1800s and came from the physical properties of gravity. If you throw an orange in the air, it will come back down.

Asian American Month

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!. PBS has a collection of new shows, and some gems to revisit.

MAYDAY!

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MaydayMaydayMayday! It's the call that no ship's captain ever wants to make. Why? Because it could mean trouble. Big Problem!

The mother ship is taking in water. And according to NYC officials, Nautical Winds Condominium has issues serious enough to receive fresh building violations.

White House Correspondents Dinner

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President Joe Biden Speaks at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner LIVE from the Hilton in Washington DC.

I've attended these in the past and can say, I do not miss these events. However, I'm glad that we are back to a place where we don't have a thin-skinned president who can't tolerate the kind of skewering the chief executive always receives at these events.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hEfV1UMNMy4