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TODAY WE HONOR COLUMBUS’ DISCOVERY ~ see a RE-ENACTED FLIM EXCERPT

From the 1992 Ridley Scott film “1492: Conquest of Paradise” with Gerard Depardieu, Sigourney Weaver & Armand Assante. 

Music composed, arranged and performed by Vangelis.

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MEN – DO YOU HAVE A LONG INDEX FINGER? That’s good!

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By Kate Kelland

LONDON (Reuters) – Men with long index fingers have a lower risk of prostate cancer, British scientists said on Wednesday, a finding that could be used to help select those who need regular screening for the disease.

Researchers at Britain’s Warwick University and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) found that men whose index finger is longer than their ring finger were one-third less likely to develop the disease than men with the opposite pattern of finger lengths.

“Relative finger length could be used as a simple test for prostate cancer risk, particularly in men aged under 60,” said Ros Eeles from the ICR, who helped lead the study.

She said the finding, which the scientists believe may be related to levels of the male hormone testosterone, could be used in combination with other factors such as family history or genetic testing to select at-risk men for screening.

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YIDDISH PROVERBS

Rebbe


Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.

A man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal.

Man plans and God laughs.

Don’t judge a man by the words of his mother, listen to the comments of his neighbors.

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.

If the Rich could hire other people to die for them, the Poor could make a wonderful living.

The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks.

What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your mouth.

When a thief kisses you, count your teeth.

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BAD NEWS…GOOD NEWS!

By Harvey Tobkes

It all started many years ago when I was drafted into the army and served for 2 years. With only 60 days remaining to fulfill my required duty, they transferred me to the 690th Field Artillery Battalion, firing 155mm Howitzers. I liked the sound reverberations of the big guns, and never covered or protected my ears. The result was called “nerve deafness” with a 55-decibel loss. short while after I returned to civilian life, I noticed I couldn’t hear the phone ringing; I had great difficulty hearing in group conversations, and as a consequence I purchased a hearing aid, (one of many), which I have bought over the past years.


Hearing problem

So, one day while at work, I decided to put the hearing aid in my shirt pocket, because I was going to enjoy a quiet lunch; I walked to a nearby restaurant. After lunch, I intended to reinstall but alas, no hearing aid was in the pocket, but there was a tiny hole in the pocket.

Very slowly and carefully I walked back to work and retraced my steps searching frantically for that little thiga-ma-bob. Ahhhh! There it was in the middle of the street. Deftly trying to avoid the whizzing Miami traffic, I bent down to scoop up the little bitty fragments of that precious hearing aid now in a zillion pieces; who knows how many cars had passed over it?

The hard part was calling my wife and trying to explain my carelessness, after all, that was an expensive little apparatus that got crushed.

Anita and HarveyWhen Anita answered the phone with a cheery, Hellooooo, it went like this:

Me – Honey, it’s me, I have bad news and good news.
Anita – “All right let’s hear it!
Me – The Bad News is… 100 cars rolled over my hearing aid.
Still Me – The Good News is…it wasn’t in my ear when it happened.

And the happy ending…I had comprehensive coverage on that hearing aid, so when I presented the proof of loss, (a zillion little fragments) to the insurance adjuster, she burst out laughing, and there and then, she issued a check to reimburse me.

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CNN NEWS GOES TO THE OPERA FORMAT

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MONGO COMES TO TOWN

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A FAVORITE OF OPERA FANS~ HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY LISTENING

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PARTY CONVERSATION

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Source: New Yorker Magazine

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