jeudi 17 août 2017

A BOOK ON POLITICS IN THE WORLD ...



A BOOK ON POLITICS IN THE WORLD ... 
By Bernard Bujold- 
The title of the book is not attractive but the book will definitely become a classic in the same category as George Orwell's 1984 novel. 
 "THE MANDIBLES - A FAMILY 2029-2047" by Lionel Shriver is available in French but it was written in English. ​Shriver is the author of the book: "WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN". 
The book Les Mandibles is perfectly related to the current political situation as much at the level of the Haitian migrants in Quebec as at the violence of Charlottesville in the United States. The novel ​The Mandibles ​begins with a reference ​to ​the landmark election in the history of the ​United States ​of the American President ​that was elected in​ the year 2016 (presumably it is Donald Trump...) but immediately the action of the book is transported in 2029 where the newly elected American President is of Latino race and he was not born in the United States (the Constitution was amended to allow it). 
The US is financially heavily indebted to China and the new President decides to declare the country bankrupt and not repay the debt to China. For that to be done, the President closes all the American borders and he prohibits all the citizens to leave out of the country ​with m​​ore than 100 $... 
To make a short story, let's say that the United States​ of the Shriver's book​ becomes like the country that Orwell described in 1984 but with less fiction and more reality​ to the story. As an example, Americans no longer need to complete a tax report because a mini chip is embedded in all US citizens and these chips are connected directly with the Government of Washington. 
A small group of Americans revolt and decide to create a new small independent country, a kind of new territory without law and tax. 
But after a few years, it is the return to square one because this new country must also create and implement laws and a tax on income. 
Conclusion: the history of the world is repeated continually from one generation to the next without, in the end, nothing new and no real changes between the present and the past except technology... 
Shriver's book makes us better "relativize" the true importance of the political debates of the hour, whether one is in the United States, Quebec or elsewhere in the world. 
A book to read! 
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mercredi 16 août 2017

MCDONALD'S ANNIVERSARY - 50 YEARS IN CANADA


MCDONALD'S - 50 YEARS -
By Bernard Bujold -
My favorite restaurant is without a doubt the McDonald's. 
From its beginnings in the 1970s, this restaurant was a source of inspiration for me because of its great economic success and also the family atmosphere. 
I could not pass the anniversary day celebrating McDonald's 50 years in Canada and not to offer myself a delicious hamburger at 67 cents. In fact, I took three... 
A pure delight! Yum! Yum!
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THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN 2017


THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN 2017
By Bernard Bujold -
Photography has never been so popular, but it's not an era for professional photographers! Indeed, it can be said that today almost every human in society makes photography but rare are those who use a real camera. The most common working tool has become the phone, which is nothing more than a powerful laptop. If there was a time as to make good photos it required equipment of tens of thousands of dollars, today with a few hundred dollars one can match and even surpass professionals of the past. And the situation has not finished evolving because every year the suppliers present us new products even more efficient and advanced. Moreover, even with conventional cameras, devices without a mirror are eliminating from the market those with mirrors. Conclusion: Nothing lasts and everything just passes! Fortunately, history is a wheel that turns and repeats itself. One day, the photography of old times will return but, it is not for tomorrow...
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mardi 15 août 2017

NATIONAL ACADIAN DAY 2017


GOOD NATIONAL ACADIAN DAY OF AUGUST 15, 2017 TO ALL ACADIANS PEOPLE... SEE ALBUM PHOTOS

lundi 14 août 2017

ROGERS CUP 2017 - TENNIS - THE YOUTH


ROGERS CUP 2017 - TENNIS  - THE YOUTH 
By Bernard Bujold- 
It is the young German player ALEXANDER ZVEREV (20 years old) who won the Rogers Cup 2017 Tennis Cup in front of a Roger Federer (36) who was injured on his back and who did not play very well during the final of Sunday, August 13, 2017. 
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vendredi 11 août 2017

RAFAEL NADAL AND THE EVENING OF AUGUST 10, 2017


RAFAEL NADAL AND THE EVENING OF AUGUST 10, 2017 
By Bernard Bujold - 
Sport is both the ultimate pleasure of human life as it can also be its extreme sadness... 
The evening of August 10, 2017 will be for me a sad souvenir as it is also the end of the great joy and admiration that began on August 14, 2005! 
Indeed, on August 14, 2005, Rafael Nadal (19 years) had created then his own legend by surpassing the other legend André Agassi at the Stade in Montréal and becoming the great champion of tennis of the last twelve years. 
The evening of August 10, 2017 will be the one of his defeat before a very young newcomer, also a beginner of 18 years old... One could say that history repeats itself! 
We will also remember the evening of August 10th, as the one where former hockey champion Wayne Gretzky will have lost his cell phone under the bleachers and that the ball riders have managed to find it back... 
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GAMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS 2017



GAMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS 2017 - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
Once a year, on vacation at the cottage, I like to have fun and to spend time, with ducks looking at me, surfing on FACEBOOK and see the evolution of life! 
It is captivating, and surprising sometimes, to discover where are the friends of former days, those of the true life! 
Some have not changed; others have changed much, even going so far as to bear a new name; and others who were once the focus of the group are now totally absent from the social network Facebook. People who loved the lights that are now totally outside the corporate radar that Facebook is. 
If there is a conclusion, it is that Facebook is a virtual world that is parallel and not in fusion with real life! 
Long live the holiday games at the cottage... 
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HILLARY CLINTON IN QUEBEC


HILLARY CLINTON IN QUÉBEC... 
By Bernard Bujold -
Hillary Clinton and Bill will come to spend a vacation in Quebec in North Hatley during one week starting on Sunday August 12. 
It is Louise Penny who have invited them... 
Bill Clinton loves Mont Tremblant but without Hillary... 
As far as I'm concerned, no I will not go biking with the couple...
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lundi 7 août 2017

mercredi 2 août 2017

DONALD TRUMP AND THE LEAKING...


DONALD TRUMP AND THE LEAKING... 
By Bernard Bujold -
The leaking of information is a very old trick often used by politicians in the old days of paper medias. But in today world of Internet, leaking is a new ball game... 
If in the past, one politician had a couple days to react to a leak, now it is a matter of minutes! What is the solution? 
This is an interesting question! 
But two things are for sure: 
1. All problem always have a solution and it will be find or invented with time; 
2. In life the only truth is the reality and the facts are that the President is now Donald Trump and that no one else have the chair. All the rest of the story is illusion and noise! 
But the leaks situation is a very interesting challenge for anyone interested in the science of public relations... 
One must approach the problem like a house roof...
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THE MAGIC POND AT THE COTTAGE - 2017



THE MAGIC POND AT THE COTTAGE - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
The summer season 2017 is already half gone but it is a beautiful summer and nothing like an afternoon at the pond of the cottage to redo the energy and discover the beauty of life... 
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THE MAYOR OF MONTREAL IN 2017


THE MAYOR OF MONTRÉAL IN 2017... 
By Bernard Bujold - 
The hour of judgment has arrived and on November 5, the electors of Montreal will decide whether they want to re-elect their current mayor Denis Coderre! 
Candidates interested in replacing him may submit their names until October 6. Some Montreal personalities have already admitted that they do not want to do municipal politics, but others say they are very interested in dislodging the outgoing mayor. 
A race to follow. 
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