US PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP COMES BACK FROM HIS INTERNATIONAL TRIP AS A WINNER – JUNE 30, 2019 –

June 30, 2019


PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP COMES BACK FROM HIS INTERNATIONAL TRIP AS A WINNER 
By Bernard Bujold
President Donald Trump met (Sunday June 30, 2019) with Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, and became the « first U.S. president » to step onto North Korean territory. After meeting with Kim for nearly an hour, Trump said both sides will set up “teams” to revive negotiations to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs, a goal that has proved elusive for years. Trump called it a “legendary” day that could lead to real progress toward peace in the world.
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THE CITY AND THE ATHLETES

June 30, 2019


THE CITY AND THE ATHLETES – 
By Bernard Bujold –
The Old Montreal area was literally invaded on Saturday, June 29, 2019 by athletes participating in a world triathlon competition. No car traffic during the whole day on Saturday, the Canada Day long weekend…. 
Never panic and it is said that after the storm there is always calm and harmony. And we must recognize that sports organizers are disciplined! 
Indeed, as announced, exactly at 6 p.m. Saturday, the police officers removed the barriers and if they had required a long work week to be installed, in less than an hour they had disappeared, much to the delight of many residents. 
Congratulations to the athletes and above all, have a good trip to your next competition in Germany, in Hamburg, on July 6 and 7! 
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THE TIME THAT PASSES…. MY BIRTHDAY ON THIS JUNE 28, 2019

June 28, 2019


THE TIME THAT PASSES…. MY BIRTHDAY ON JUNE 28, 2019! 
By Bernard Bujold –
Today is Friday, June 28, 2019, and it is my birthday! 
It is said that age is only a number and that we can interpret our age according to the vision of our inner soul, but the passage of time is unavoidable regardless of our thoughts or our will… Personally, I therefore conclude, with my ageing, that the greatest wealth of human remains its youth, but that the ideal would be to be able to think and understand life from the age of 23, as we can do at the age of 73! At an advanced age, we will no longer jump by reflex in front of red or blue balloons (unless it is Ulysses who offers them to us…) and we will better understand the essentials of life. 
They say that life is a journey and, if you want to see and do everything at first, at the end of the journey you will be happy to have realized one or two holiday projects. As I often say: the great tragedy of life is that 95% of our projects (our adventures) will end in abandonment and failure but to achieve a 5% success rate, we will have to be bold and open to many proposals. 
Obviously, there is always a question of luck and fate that will determine our journey. I like Shakespeare’s quote in the text JULES CÉSAR: “There is a wave on the Ocean of Life, which if taken at the right time to the shore will lead the ship to new lands full of hope and promise; but if it is missed, it will be failure and misery…” 
In other words, our life journey is dependent on our environment. Our origins at birth, our career choice, our country of residence and its economy, our family, our friends, our enemies, our life decisions in love as in business, etc. And a little like the adventures of Lucky Luke, that comic book cowboy, we need to know how to continually assess our environment and discover where our allies and obstacles are. 
Personally, of course, there have been failures but also successes! You have to accept your destiny and only on the occasion of days of depression, dreaming of what could have been…. 
Nor should we overreact or take life too seriously! My personal philosophy is influenced by American theory: “Life is a game with toys! Nothing more, nothing less. Whoever has more toys (pleasure) wins the game (life)…” So I act like Woody, that other cowboy in Toy Story and I try to find my place in this game of life… 
In conclusion, as far as I am concerned, with a friend and “ally” like Ulysses, I can say that I am fulfilled at the level of my life. 
So thank you to dear Ulysses, and, of course, to all of you, for the best wishes regarding my birthday on this June 2019. 
I am also very lucky because this year, a new bridge is inaugurated on my birthday… It is said to last more than 125 years (the bridge…) .
Long live my 2019 birthday, long live the new Champlain Bridge and especially long live the “cowboy boots”… 
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FÊTE NATIONALE OF QUEBEC – JUNE 24 2019

June 24, 2019


FÊTE NATIONALE OF QUEBEC 2019 – 
By Bernard Bujold – 
Happy of “Fête Nationale” of Quebec to all! 
For me, Quebec has always been, and will always be, represented in my soul by the Gaspé Peninsula of my childhood. The other regions are something else… 
But the spirit of celebration knows no boundaries. Let’s all enjoy the summer and Long live the Fête nationale du Québec on this June 24, 2019, everywhere in the world! 
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THE OLD PORT OF MONTREAL – SUMMER OF 2019

June 23, 2019


THE OLD PORT OF MONTREAL – SUMMER 2019 –
By Bernard Bujold –
The Old Port of Montréal has come back to life and the holiday season has begun. Among the new features is that the beach, which is actually chairs set up under umbrellas in the sand along the river, is now free except on fireworks nights. Ulysses is very happy to be able to enjoy magnificent walks near the water and he particularly loves to greet his friends the seagulls… 
Have a good summer 2019! 
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WELCOME TO THE SUMMER OF 2019

June 21, 2019


WELCOME TO THE SUMMER OF2019-
By Bernard Bujold – 
Summer 2019 arrives today Friday, June 21 at 11:54 am. 
Have a good summer 2019 to all of you! 
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“MY WHOLE LIFE IS A BET” – Donald Trump

June 20, 2019




« MY WHOLE LIFE IS A BET » – Donald J. Trump 
By Bernard Bujold –
The next edition of TIME magazine (July 2, 2019) will be about how the campaign for the Presidency of Donald Trump in 2020 is working. 
Trump is his own man and to be successful, his staff must adapt to his actions of the day. 
The man in charge, his 2020 campaign right arm, is Brad Parscale, a 6 ft. 8 in. former college basketball recruit, a lanky 43-year-old digital-marketing entrepreneur from San Antonio who engineered Trump’s targeted online-ad blitz in 2016. Parscale has hired about 60 staff and he is drawing on his personal tech-startup background to do all this to work out. 
Parscale sees his role as Trump’s facilitator. He’s the campaign manager, the finance director, and the director of everything. Parscale says. “My job is to build a team that’s ready to deal with whatever happens.” 
More often than not, the President will go off-script, and a campaign official likens Trump’s knack for riling voters to an old night-fishing trick, shining high-power flashlights into the water to draw quarry to the surface. “ The United States is a pond. The President is like the lights,” 
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