mardi 28 juin 2016

BIRTHDAY 2016: MUSIC, SINGING, WINE, FISH AND... DONALD TRUMP


By Bernard Bujold - 
The date of 28 June means another year that is added to my life story. 
This year I decided to upset tradition and, instead of "blowing" the candles, I have "lit" them... 
My philosophy of life is simple! I think there are three important moments in life: birth, death and the now. The now moment is an in between two and consists of anecdotes that are sometimes pleasant, sometimes unpleasant, but in any case, these events will pass and become memories. Life events are like doors or windows that open to other doors and windows; other anecdotes of our life story. 
For my birthday in 2016, I had a chance, early on Tuesday morning June 28, 2016, to be wished Happy Birthday with songs and beautiful music, in addition of course of candles and the famous miracle of fish and wine... 
I even had an “magic” appearance by Donald! 
Thank you to everyone for your good wishes and birthday thoughts! 
 SEE PICTURES ;

vendredi 24 juin 2016

BRITAIN VOTED TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION AND DONALD TRUMP CELEBRATED BY VISITING HIS NEW GOLF RESSORT


By Bernard Bujold - 
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a historic decision that will reshape the nation’s place in the world. 
Not long after the vote tally was completed, on Friday June 24, 2016, Prime Minister David Cameron resigned. 
This result will have direct consequences in the United States as Barack Obama campaigned with Cameron against the separation. 
The success of the anti open immigration vote in Britain is a big success for Donald Trump in the US who wants also act against open borders. 
From another angle, the decision by the United States Supreme Court against Obama immigration legacy will also put the issue on November's ballot. 
Donald Trump celebrated the British victory happily but calmly by visiting with his family his new golf resort in Scotland...
To be continued...
Picture 1: David Cameron;
Picture 2: David Cameron and Barack Obama;
Picture 3 to 5: Donald Trump on golf in Scotland;
SEE STORY DAVID CAMERON;
SEE STORY US SUPREME COURT DECISION;
SEE DONALD TRUMP GOLF COURSE;

QUEBEC FÊTE NATIONALE 2016


HAPPY QUEBEC FÊTE NATIONALE  - June 24, 2016 
SEE Official site

jeudi 23 juin 2016

PIERRE LALONDE (1941-2016)


By Bernard Bujold - 
PIERRE LALONDE was a symbol for an entire generation of Quebecers, including myself. A page of the history of Quebec was turned with his death on Tuesday, June 21- 2016. 
With its weekly program JEUNESSE D'AUJOURD'HUI on channel 10 of Télémétropole, Pierre Lalonde was as important and popular throughout Quebec as a "David Letterman" was among Americans. A unique talent! 
I took this series of photos on June 30, 2003 in the Old Port of Montreal during the celebrations of Canada Day. At the time, while the Prime Minister was Jean Chrétien, ceremonies for July 1 lasted 3 days and the budget was high... 
Pierre Lalonde had marked my teens and I wanted to enjoy his show as well as to get to photograph him. This series of pictures has never been published before now... 
Too bad that I have not made the effort to send him copies but I thought that a star like him was not interested in another series of photos of him during a show. 
Accepts my friendships, dear Pierre Lalonde!
PHOTOS 1 à 4: Pierre Lalonde en spectacle;
VOIR ALBUM PHOTOS ;

mercredi 22 juin 2016

THE ETERNAL LIFE -



By Bernard Bujold-
The debate over medical assisted suicide is actually a very important issue for Canadian society but what about eternal life and cryopreservation (the name of the technique for freezing human bodies). 
The new novel from the bestselling author Don DeLillo, ZERO K, presents precisely what could be an eternal life for a human who wants to resurrect frozen one day... 
An exceptional novel and a perfect reading for the cottage and summer 2016! 
Have a nice Summer! 
Pictures 1 : Don Delillo book cover;
SEE BOOK REVIEW

lundi 20 juin 2016

THE SUMMER SEASON 2016


By Bernard Bujold - 
The summer season 2016 officially begins Monday 20 June at 5 pm. 
Summer is the season of sea and sun and weather forecasters predict a hot 2016 season. 
As regards to the sea, the phrase by William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar) is interesting to apply: 
"... There is a wave on the ocean of life, which if taken at the right time at the shore lead the ship to new lands full of hope and promise; but if it is missed, it will be the failure and misery..." 
GREAT SUMMER at all! 
Photo 1 and 3: Sea and beach;
Photo 2: Miss X and Bernard Bujold at the beach;
Photo 4: Race Car LeStudio1 at the beach;
Photo 5: Ulysses the Dog and his "small ship";
SEE PHOTOS;

samedi 18 juin 2016

DONALD TRUMP AND THE ROLE OF HERO


By Bernard Bujold - 
I am a fan of Donald Trump because he is representing to me, in my mind and in my values of life, the perfect example of the hero from the positive thinking philosophy. 
His book THE ART OF THE DEAL is a classic of the positive thinking way of life. 
Now, the question is: will he win the election because of that symbol and of this spirit? 
Well, maybe yes, maybe not! We will know it at the end of the challenge. 
Presently, Donald Trump is running behind Hillary Clinton in the survey but not by that much. In politics, a candidate who is slowly losing ground must run against the clock toward the final vote before his advance completely disapear. This is the case of Hillary. She is not gaining ground and have no momentum but Donald is gaining ground, inches by inches. Could he win enough point before the next November election? That is his challenge! He was facing the same situation during the race for the Republican nomination and he succeeded to defeat all the 16 other candidates running against him. 
Usually, any hero, in the positive thinking philosophy or any other philosophies, always get to a wall which he must over come before being able to win and achieve his goal. Donald is presently facing such a wall and, if he is the real hero that he said to be, and that I think he is, he will recoup himself in the coming months and then, over pass Hillary Clinton and win the Presidential election of 2016. 
The end result will be first to elect the new President of the United States but, for me, it will also show if the positive thinking philosophy is working or not! I am convinced that it will work but who knows for sure. In life, and particularly in politics, the future is never predictable at 100%, even by me... 
To be continued! 
Picture 1: Donald Trump;
Picture 2: Race car LeStudio1;
Picture 3: View of United States on a world map;
Picture 4: Books by Donald Trump;
SEE DONALD TRUMP BIOGRAPHY;

vendredi 17 juin 2016

THE ART OF SURVIVAL TO TERRORISM


By Bernard Bujold - 
Many years ago, when I was a teenager, I read in some advice book on physical self defense written by Ben Weider that people have two choices in front of an enemy. 1: Run away; or 2: If you cannot run, fight for the kill to survive. 
In 2016, the advices of my old friend Ben Weider are still the only way recommended if you are the target of a physical attack by another person terrorist. 
GUIDE: WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE ATTACKED BY A TERRORIST- 
By The U.S. Department of Homeland Security  
You have only three choices if you are attacked by a terrorist shooter: 
1. Run away from the place; 
2. Go hide in another room and lock the entrance; 
3. Fight the attacker up front with any improvised weapon on the spot. 
Your choice of the option all depend on where is the shooter in the building but, in all case, the key to survive is to act fast, very fast. If you think too long or too much, you will be a dead victim... 
Pictures 1, 3, 4 and 5: Orlando shooting;
Picture 2: Ben Weider and Bernard Bujold;
SEE STORY USA TODAY;

mardi 14 juin 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR DONALD TRUMP


By Bernard Bujold - 
Donald Trump is turning 70 years old this Tuesday June 14, 2016. 
Born in 1946, Trump is the father of 5 children and eight grandchildren: five from his son Donald Jr. and three from his daughter Ivanka. Donald Trump has never done drugs, smoked cigarettes or drank coffee, and has always heeded a warning from his older brother (an alcoholic) to not drink alcohol! He is now running as candidate to be the next President of the United States. 
Happy Birthday and good luck to the White House... 
Picture 1: Birthday Card;
Picture 2,4 and 5: Donald Trump;
Picture 3: Bernard Bujold;
SEE DONALD TRUMP BIOGRAPHY;

lundi 13 juin 2016

ORLANDO SHOOTING AND US POLITICS


BY BERNARD BUJOLD -
The two candidates to the US Presidency reacted directly to the Orlando shooting (JUNE 12, 2016) and they are both using the very sad event in their campaign. 
Hillary Clinton try to convince people by accusing Donald Trump and his approach saying that the next US President must be working more on gun control and acceptance between people. instead of terrorism.
Donald Trump is more angry in his reaction and he said that United States must fight terrorists up front and he is very strongly calling on the failure of the actual way of the US President Barack Obama. 
The terrorism will be for sure the central issue in the next Presidential election and the question will be: "Which approach do the Americans want to be their next way of life? 
The soft one of a Clinton or the aggressive one of a Trump? "
The people choice will decide of the next US President! 
To be continued... 
PICTURE 1: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton;
PICTURE 2: Barack Obama;
PICTURE 3: Hillary Clinton;
PICTURE 4: Donald Trump,
PICTURE 5: Orlando shooting scene;
SEE STORY THE WASHINGTON POST;
SEE STORY THE NEW YORK TIMES SHOOTING ;
SEE REACTION TO THE SHOOTING NEW YORK TIMES ;
SEE CBS STORY REACTION TO THE SHOOTING;

FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2016


BY BERNARD BUJOLD - 
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) is the winner of the Grand Prix F1 of Canada 2016. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) was second and Valtteri Bottas (Williams third). 
To fully enjoy the event it was necessary, however, to have the right clothes! 
A cap displaying colors, a jacket and good shoes. 
Congratulations to all the brave drivers and to the official winners. 
Pictures 1,4,5,6,7 : Grand Prix F1;
Picture 2: Bernard Bujold;
Picture 3: Bernie Ecclestone;
SEE PHOTOS ALBUMS;