Sunday, May 10, 2020

The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda

The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda 05/10 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda...General Flynn set free and we find out a lot of new information about the Russia collusion probe.....Dallas is back in the news because of a hair salon owner....Biden and Tara still in the news.....States running out of cash to pay unemployment insurance...and other stories.....
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My mom and the pandemic at Woodstock

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Yes, I remember Woodstock when I was in high school.  Worse than that, I have the 3-disc L.P. somewhere in a box.  I listened to it one time and wished I had sought a refund.
Woodstock was awful in more ways than one.  It was dirty, and people behaved very strangely.
My mother, who turns 91 today on Mother’s Day, looked at the TV news back then and said in Spanish that all of those people were going to get sick so close to each other. 
Then she added that it was a natural place for some pandemic to break out.
Well, it turns out that there was a pandemic in 1969.  This is a fascinating report from Jeffrey Tucker:
In my lifetime, there was another deadly flu epidemic in the United States.  The flu spread from Hong Kong to the United States, arriving December 1968 and peaking a year later.  It ultimately killed 100,000 people in the U.S., mostly over the age of 65, and one million worldwide.
Lifespan in the US in those days was 70 whereas it is 78 today.  Population was 200 million as compared with 328 million today.  It was also a healthier population with low obesity.  If it would be possible to extrapolate the death data based on population and demographics, we might be looking at a quarter million deaths today from this virus.  So in terms of lethality, it was as deadly and scary as COVID-19 if not more so, though we shall have to wait to see. 
“In 1968/69,” says Nathaniel L. Moir in National Interest, “the H3N2 pandemic killed more individuals in the U.S. than the combined total number of American fatalities during both the Vietnam and Korean Wars.”
And this happened in the lifetime of every American over 52 years of age.
Wow — my mom’s instincts must have been right.  She saw a bunch of people sitting on mud and smoking pot and concluded that a pandemic must have broken out in the land.
Moms know best.  Happy Mother’s Day, and listen to your mom the next time that a bunch of hippies invite you to an outdoor concert without bathrooms.
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Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty and mothers



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Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty of Hungary is one of the great heroes of the 20th century. His life was amazing, from standing up to Hitler and then the communists.

We recall today the Cardinal's poem:
"MOTHER The Most Important Person on earth is a mother.

She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not.

She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral-a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby's body. . . The angels have not been blessed with such a grace.

They cannot share in God's creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven.

Only a human mother can.

Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation. .. What on God's good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?
Celebrate Mother's Day every day of the year.





Happy Mothers' Day and a song for every "mom" in the world!

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We take a minute to wish all of the mothers a very happy day.

Here are some quotes about mothers:
"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love."  ~Mildred B. Vermont
"There's nothing like a mama-hug."  ~Terri Guillemets
 "Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all."  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Call your mom and wish her a very happy day! 



Happy Mothers Day


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We take a moment to say happy Mothers Day to all of our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, wives and mothers to be.  Did I miss anyone?

We spoke with Alice Leon, singer songwriter, and Amarilys Gacio-Rassler, author, about the meaning of Mothers Day.  

Click here for our salute to mothers:




Happy Mothers Day!


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We wish all of the mothers a wonderful day.

A message for the next Mothers' Day



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We take a few minutes to say Mothers' Day.

We appreciate everything that mothers have done, do and will do for us.

What would life be like without mothers? I don't want to find out.


May 10, 1940: Prime Minister Winston Churchill

1940: Britain's Finest Hour - The International Churchill Society
We remember that Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of the UK on this day in 1940.   PM Churchill was one of the great men of the 20th century.    His books about World War II are a must read for anyone learning the history of the war.

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