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ANDRÉ RIEU — A MUSICAL DYNAMO


According to Billboard magazine, André Rieu is the world’s most successful male touring artist.

Being a natural showman, Rieu gets the audience, of all ages, out of their chair and on their feet, dancing, clapping and laughing. Rieu’s concerts are extravaganzas that attract thousands of fans a night. What’s unique is that Rieu, who is fluent in many languages, always addresses the audience in their native language.

Rieu, who plays a 1732 Stradivarius, is passionate about music and is dedicated to introducing children to the world of classical music. Being an ambassador for classical music, that’s what I’ve done the last 30 years, and that’s what I’ll continue doing the next 30 years,” states Rieu.

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VIDEO TELLS HOW COSTCO MAKES A PROFIT

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PLAYGROUND, IN THE MOUNTAINS OF ITALY

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WHAT WAS EINSTEIN THINKING?

Einstein

Albert Einstein was a bit adverse to the paparazzi and was trying to ruin the photographer’s picture.

The kid…was just being a kid.

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HOW MUCH IS A BILLION?

By Harvey Tobkes

Not too many years ago, a million was a prodigious sum; nowadays it is a mere trifle.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases:

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A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

Now think about this: The Outstanding Public Debt as of 16th Feb. 2019. at 08:09:33 AM GMT is:over $22 TRILLION!

>>>CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK…SECOND BY SECOND.

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FABLE OF THE PORCUPINE

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It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.

After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: Either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth. Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.

The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person’s good qualities.

The moral of the story is: Just learn to live with the Pricks in your life!

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“IZ” A HAWAIIAN IDOL LONG DEPARTED ~ NOT FORGOTTEN

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FREE NEWSPAPER – YOU SELECT A CITY

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>>>Click here – Then click a city’s button on the map of the U.S. and see the front page of the local newspaper. To see headlines from around the world, click a region above the U.S. map.

Note: use + or – signs on the lower left to expand the map.
Use the arrows to scroll up down or left right.

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SLITHERING MOVIE THIEF STEALS $70,000 A WEEK

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A Pennsylvania man was convicted of slithering around theater floors and stealing moviegoers’ wallets and purses.

Anthony Johnson, 49, may have taken as much as $70,000 per week, according to authorities. Along with his accomplices, Johnson used the stolen credit cards and IDs to secure cash advances at local casinos. They also purchased thousands of dollars worth of goods from area retailers.

An accomplice testified against Johnson and detailed how the thefts occurred. Because the crimes necessitated purses on the floor, Johnson and a female accomplice would often buy tickets to female-oriented films like “Eat, Pray, Love” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” The pair sat in seats that allowed them a clear view of where the female patrons stored their handbags.

According to courtroom testimony, once the lights went down and the movie started, “Johnson crawled on the floor, removed credit cards from the stored purses, and returned the wallet to the purses.” Johnson would then buy things like gift cards, iPods, and sunglasses and sell them at discounted prices. Johnson had equipment that he used to make fake IDs to match the credit cards.

Now the jig is up. Johnson will be sentenced on January 14. He faces up to 10 years in prison on each of the seven charges of stealing credit cards. He also faces additional years behind bars due to his identity theft convictions. Perhaps the toughest punishment of all–the memories of watching “Eat, Pray, Love” who knows how many times.

Source: Yahoo!News

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HOW TO GET AMERICANS TO EXERCISE

I guess the original idea for the Swedish Staircase came from the movie BIG or maybe vice versa, but in any case, I think it would definitely make walking up stairs a fun expeience with health benefits. Harvey

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