jeudi 22 juin 2017

THE YACHT AMERIGO VESPUCCI IN MONTREAL



The yacht Amerigo Vespucci is docked in the Old Port of Montreal until the beginning of July 2017 as part of a tour of tall ships celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. The public will be able to visit it. 
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DONALD TRUMP - THE SPEAKER


THE SPEAKER- 
By Bernard Bujold - 
Donald Trump is happy when he is in front of a public! One could say that he is a speaker at soul! And he is at best, a motivator! 
Donald loves the public so much that already, even if it is only June 2017, he intends to participate during the next coming weeks at rallies to raise money for his next Presidential race of 2020... 
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mardi 20 juin 2017

THE BOOK OF THE SUMMER 2017 - UNDERSTANDING TRUMP


THE BOOK OF THE SUMMER 2017 - UNDERSTANDING TRUMP 
By Bernard Bujold- 
I am all set for my summer reading with the new book about Donald Trump: "UNDERSTANDING TRUMP" by Newt Gingrich. 
A real look on how Donald won his race for the White House!
Before the campaign, Donald asked Gingrich: “So, what’s the bottom line financially?” Gingrich said that he could be competitive for about $70 to $80 million. After a moment of thought, Donald said, “$70 to 80 million: that would be the price of a yacht. This race would be a lot more fun than a yacht!” 
For a summer of pleasure and motivation, this is the book to read, at least for me... 
Have a nice summer 2017 and a good read! 
See website

lundi 19 juin 2017

ROBERT CAMPEAU 1923-2017


ROBERT CAMPEAU 1923-2017 
By Bernard Bujold -
The businessman Bob Campeau died Monday, June 12, at his residence in Ottawa at the age of 93.  Campeau was a colorful and ambitious entrepreneur who can be categorized as Paul Desmarais, Frank Stronach, and even a Donald Trump. 
Robert Campeau dominated his empire until the day he bet on a scenario of expansion too favorable and then he had to face an uncontrollable rise in interest rates notably after his acquisition of the luxury stores Federated in the United States. 
Bob Campeau first made his mark in the construction of bungalows in the Ottawa area. 
The spouse of Pauline Marois, the former Premier of Quebec, Claude Blanchet, made a fortune following his association with Campeau when he was one of his first executive assistants.
See story The Globe and Mail

LISE THIBAULT - PARTY IS OVER...


THE PARTY IS OVER... 
By Bernard Bujold - 
I accepted two or three times the invitation by Lise Thibault and what surprised me was the passion of the other guests. They were all very important people in our society but they were doing "genuflexion" before Lise and considered it an immense honor to be invited to her events. 
They considered Lise even more noble than themselves! 
When she arrived in her garden, all the dignitaries stood up like soldiers... 
This is what I find hypocritical because the guest dignitaries have benefited as much from the gifts of Lise as Lise herself... 
Me, I never went back to her party after the two or three times because I found it too fake and a bit comical! 
However I must say that I still kept the golf balls she had given me... 
Lise took advantage of the system but the thousands of dignitaries who accepted her gifts (party on the grass, sale of art works by artists to Lise who then she gave back to her many visitors, etc). 
Lise gave happiness to several and these accepted "the favor"... 
Lise was like the drunkard at the bar who pays drinks to other people. When the free tour is over and the drunk has no more money, the boss of the bar throws the drunk out! 
My conclusion: We must beware of dignitaries because they are often not more worthy than the drunkard on the street! 
SEE STORY LA PRESSE

dimanche 18 juin 2017

BREAKFAST AT THE RITZ - SUNDAY OF JUNE 2017...


BREAKFAST AT THE RITZ -
Summer 2017 is approaching and what could be more pleasant and romantic than morning lunch at the Ritz on a Sunday of June... 
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THE SILENT FORCES OF SOCIETY - THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ...


THE SILENT FORCES OF SOCIETY 
By Bernard Bujold- 
There are in our society sleeping forces that sometimes only unfold during a special evening or event... 
This is the case of the Catholic Church in Montreal! 
Although I am not a Catholic practitioner, since I grew up in a presbytery in Gaspe with my aunt who was the priest's servant, and wanted me to become a priest... , I always kept an affection for things from the church. 
Thus, I like to visit the Montreal Cathedral Mary Queen of the World where I appreciate the calm and beauty of the lighting. 
Generally, there are at most a hundred faithful but sometimes, on the occasion of a special feast, there are thousands of people gathered together. This was the case on Thursday June 15, 2017 as part of the Corpus Christi (FÊTE-DIEU). 
I had the pleasure to take photos of the ceremony and especially to discover that there are dormant forces in our society, like those of the Church... 
I did not want to disturb Bishop Christian Lépine to ask him to bless my replica watch of Pope Francis! It will be for a next time, quieter... 
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mercredi 14 juin 2017

THE PASSAGE OF TIME


THE PASSAGE OF TIME 
By Bernard Bujold -
The passage of time has always brought me deeply to reflect. 
We live a moment and, a few hours or days, months or years later, this moment will be no more than a memory. 
Yet memory has indeed existed in a real universe but it becomes completely virtual. May it be the environment of our childhood; our loves; our challenges; our passions; our lusts; our happiness and our misfortunes; everything will eventually become memory and virtual! 
Our memory is probably an approximation to eternity but one cannot live in memory, so one cannot live either in the eternity which prevents humans from being eternal... 
And to further complicate our live in regard of the passage of time, a human brain which is normally wired would be oriented towards the continual planning of the events of our future, outside the now moment. A brain that stops planning for the future bring back the human to the status of the animal whose brain is only oriented towards the search for the next meal. Three frequently used objects in our everyday life illustrate well the passage of time. The clock, the mirror and the camera. I had fun with these three objects trying to illustrate my personal passage of time! 
See pictures Passage of time

lundi 12 juin 2017

STANLEY CUP 2017


STANLEY CUP 2017 - NASHVILLE AGAINST PITTSBURGH
By Bernard Bujold -
PK Subban lost his bet and Pittsburgh won the 2017 Stanley Cup on game 6, Sunday June 11, winning the final by 4 games to 2. On game 6, Nashville first goal was refused because the referee called wrongly a whisle... This refusal changed the momentum! 
Sidney Crosby won the Conn Smythe Trophy. 
See photo of the Final