HALLOWEEN 2019

October 31, 2019


HALLOWEEN 2019 
By Bernard Bujold –
The weather was rainy and dark but, as if by magic, as we approached the chalet, the spirit of Halloween took hold of the place and the entire surrounding forest became multicoloured and the sun was very strong! It was obvious that ghosts had invaded the area… 
Happy Halloween 2019! 
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A MODERN HERO – 2019

October 29, 2019




A MODERN HERO – 2019 
By Bernard Bujold 
The world has a new hero, a courageous one, a dog that we could call K2 ( his real name is classified secrets). 
This dog, a male Belgian Malinois, the breed used in Navy SEALS, is the one responsible to trace the enemy during a military attack on the ground. In this case, it was during the U.S. raid targeting “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ” in Syria’s Idlib province. 
The description of the deadly and successful attack as told by the US President is similar to the fiction related in the CBS TV series SEAL TEAM in which one of the stars is the Quebec actrice JESSICA PARÉ (formerly in the role of Megan in MAD MEN). 
The dog from the Syria attack is now the star of the media. Even my faithful Ulysse is a fan and he convinced me to get ride of the picture of Justin Trudeau in our living room and replace it by the one of the new dog hero! I accepted his suggestion and I even got myself a special coffee mug with a picture of the courageous dog. 
As they said, we all need a hero and the one of the hour is this beautiful, talented and wonderful military dog. 
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MY FRIEND OCTOBER IN SAN FRANCISCO – 2019

October 28, 2019


OCTOBER IN SAN FRANCISCO… 
By Bernard Bujold – 
My friend and muse OCTOBER from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts seems to enjoy San Francisco where she is participating at a special event about her creator JAMES TISSOT « FASHION AND FAITH » at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (Legion of Honor) My dear OCTOBER should be back in Montreal next spring 2020 as the exhibition will end on February 9. I cannot wait for her return… 
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MARK ZUCKERBERG AND FACEBOOK ARE CREATING A NEWS AGENCY – 2019

October 25, 2019


FACEBOOK IN THE NEWS BUSINESS –
By Bernard Bujold –
The regular medias of this world will have a new competitor as FACEBOOK is launching a news agency, first in the United States and then in the whole world. 
The New York Times, Fox News and USA Today-owner Gannett Co. are among the wide range of publishers Facebook has signed up for its news service, which launched Friday with a limited test audience of 200,000 users. Other outlets that have agreed to participate include The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Condé Nast, NBC News, ABC News, Bloomberg Media, BuzzFeed News and Business Insider, according to people familiar with the matter. 
The news product will initially launch to a test audience but will be expanded to a broader group of readers early next year.
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THE MIRAGE OF POLITICS – 2019

October 24, 2019


THE MIRAGE OF POLITICS –
By Bernard Bujold –
It was in the fall of 1984, 35 years ago. I remember a sunny October morning walk in front of the Canadian Parliament when I was part of Brian Mulroney’s team, young and newly appointed following the September 4 election. I sat on a bench and for a while I thought our young and passionate team would change the world… 
It did not take me long to discover that political power is a mirage and that it does not really exist. If power is freedom of action, then the only power that really exists is economic power. 

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RAFAEL NADAL IS IN LOVE

October 23, 2019



RAFAEL NADAL IS IN LOVE 
By Bernard Bujold –
The tennis star, and an idol for many in Montreal, Rafael Nadal has tied the knot with Mery “Xisca” Perelló, his girlfriend of 14 years. The childhood sweethearts said “I do” on Saturday (OCTOBER 19, 2019), in a ceremony held in their hometown of Mallorca, Spain. Congratulations to both of them from Montreal Canada! 

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ELECTIONS CANADA 2019 – THE CHAMPION’S VICTORY

October 22, 2019


THE CHAMPION’S VICTORY – 2019 ELECTIONS-
By Bernard Bujold-
Justin Trudeau’s victory reminds me of the style of play of two other great champions! 
The first is Rafael Nadal in tennis who often wins late and with a kind of surprise when he is often given as a loser in front of the opponent. 
The second champion comparable to Justin’s style is Donald Trump. Donald is basically an actor in front of the crowd and he always plays strategically. Their game strategy is very similar and in both cases, Donald and Justin, they lost in the popular vote but won in the ridings essential to the final score. 
In any case, we can conclude that Justin Trudeau performed a miracle in the 2019 Canadian election, thus obtaining the title of Prime Minister of Canada. My faithful Ulysses offers him the flowers of the champion and I will place the picture of the victorious horse in my living room for the next four years… 
The photo will have as a neighbour a souvenir cup, the one of Maxime Bernier who promised to come back stronger! 
Finally, a small personal victory, even if I have nothing to do with it, is that of Jody Wilson Raybould, re-elected as an independent MP! 
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