Wednesday, August 17, 2016

160th post

8:00 AM 8/15/2016

160th post

What I've been doing is telling stories of my life from the beginning and

in the past (post 1) and just doing that ain't going to work because I believe

you would like to hear about the present, too.

You see, I've completed 160 blogs so far and another one this evening

(161st blog), so that means I do two blogs a day.

So from now on, I'll post the two blogs I do everyday and more than two from

the past and hopefully catch up at sometime in the future.,,,,,

We learned facts about Mike Pence, Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton in the 

last several days and now some facts about Donald Trump:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Born Donald John Trump

June 14, 1946 (age 70)

Queens, New York City, U.S.

Residence Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

Alma mater Fordham University University of Pennsylvania

Occupation Businessperson, television personality, politician

Years active 1968–present

Net worth Steady US$4.5 billion (August 2016)[1]

Political party Republican (1987–99; 2009–11; 2012–present...

Independent (2011–12)Democratic (until 1987; 2001–09).. Reform (1999–2001)

Spouse(s) Ivana Zelníčková (m. 1977; div. 1991),Marla Maples (m. 1993; div. 1999)

Melania Knauss (m. 2005)

Children with Zelníčková: Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump

with Maples: Tiffany Trump

with Knauss: Barron Trump....


Christ the Redeemer:

Thanks to BBC News.

"While there, he also met a number of European sculptors. Antoine 

Bourdelle, who had worked with Rodin, was one of those approached to 

make a 4m-high scale model based on Oswald’s drawings, but it was 

French-Polish sculptor Paul Landowski who received the commission.

Oswald’s sketches were already voguishly art deco – but Landowski 

intensified this stylisation, working particularly on the head and hands,

which he produced full-sized in clay, to be shipped to Rio where they 

were reproduced in concrete.

A 4m-high scale model was made in Landowski's studio in Paris...

By 1927 a preliminary steel frame had already been erected on the top 

of Corcovado and yet the problem of the statue’s finish had still not been 

solved. Da Silva Costa regarded concrete itself as unacceptably rough 

and crude.

“We were marching towards the inevitable artistic failure, without being 

able to go back,” he wrote later.

Inspiration came in an arcade which had recently opened on the Champs 

Elysees, where, after work one evening, he saw a fountain covered in a 

silvery mosaic."

History behind the olympics:

Thanks to

"As the Games continue to grow in scale of wonder, the IOC faces growing 

challenges that may include boycotts, bribery, doping, social upheaval, 

and terrorism. Counterterrorism units have responded to secure future 

celebrations from potential attacks, especially after the pipe bomb 

explosion that occurred at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta,


This is day 12 of the XXXI Olympiad.

Michael Phelps is retiring, he says, and with a total of 23 gold medals earned

during his participation in the olympic games has become the greatest gold 

medal winner of all time.

The USA womans' gymnast team also made history by earning 9 gold medals.  
USA:                         28 gold, 28 silver, 28 bronze for a total of 84.

Great Britain:            19 gold, 19 silver, 12 bronze for a total of 50.

China:                        17 gold, 15 silver, 19 bronze for a total of 51.

Russia:                       12 gold, 12 silver, 14 bronze for a total of 38.

Germany:                   11 gold, 8 silver, 7 bronze for a total of 26.

Medal standings have not changed since last evening.

Team USA won 1 bronze medal; Great Britain 1 gold, 1 silver; China 2 gold,

1 bronze; Russia 0 medals; and Germany 1 silver, 1 bronze. 

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