WELCOME TO A NEW BANNANA REPUBLIC: THE U.S.A.!

WELCOME TO A NEW BANNANA REPUBLIC: THE U.S.A.!

Yesterday,  Wednesday, January 6, 2021, marked the shocking events which normally occur only in Third World and Banana Republic areas of the world. In addition, it involved both Washington’s: Washington DC and Olympia Washington. We witnessed out of control mobs taking over the legislative building and trying to take over government to restore Trump to office.  The rioters were egged on by the president of the United States, who has spent weeks falsely attacking the integrity of the election and…

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HARVEY FELDER – Conductor Laureate of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra (TSO) & Extraordinary Musical Conductor

HARVEY FELDER – Conductor Laureate of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra (TSO) & Extraordinary Musical Conductor

Our friend, Harvey Felder, talked about his father in a recent Email he sent to my wife Lita and me. I thought it was inspiring and asked permission to repeat it here. He agreed.  So, who is Harvey? At this time, he is the Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Memphis. You can find his biography at https://www.memphis.edu/music/fac-staff/bios/felder.php He has a national reputation in his professional musical field. He has conducted at Carnegie Hall as well as numerous…

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REMEMBERING FILLIPA LUVERA 1870 – 1946 & ELIZABETH “BETTY” BARNETT 1910 – 1985

REMEMBERING FILLIPA LUVERA 1870 – 1946 & ELIZABETH “BETTY” BARNETT 1910 – 1985

My grandmother, dad’s mother,  died on December 20, 1946 in Anacortes. She was an Italian grandmother who looked like an Italian grandmother.  She was an outstanding cook with many talents. She spoke only a few words of English, but visiting Nonna and Nonno Luvera was an adventure because she was always feeding us children wonderful food or treats whenever we visited. In the photo is Nonna, my sisters Phyllis, Anita, me and my grandfather Nicola Luvera.  this is in memory…

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NICK PETRISH 1937 – 2011

NICK PETRISH 1937 – 2011

Nick  Petrish died in Anacortes on December 19, 2011. We had a long friendship. We went from grade school through high school together. We played sports in school on the same teams.  We had a common background of purse seine fishing through school and parents with a Croatian background. After college Nick ended up working with me in my law firm as our investigator and legal assistant. We worked together from 1977 until his illness in 2011 forced his retirement….

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WHY DO WE “THROW GOOD MONEY AFTER BAD” IN OUR DECISION MAKING?

WHY DO WE “THROW GOOD MONEY AFTER BAD” IN OUR DECISION MAKING?

We have all had in our lifetime the experience of trying to talk someone out of making the same bad decisions they have made in the past that led them to pain and trouble. In spite of all of the logical good reasons we use, while saying they agree with us, they nevertheless have continued to make the same bad decisions again. In fact, if we are honest with ourselves, we do the very same thing. We repeat conduct which…

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THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS & HIS DISHONEST ELECTION RESULT SCAM

THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS & HIS DISHONEST ELECTION RESULT SCAM

The results are not in doubt. The 2020 presidential election results are not remotely close between the two candidates in the popular vote. Biden leads Trump by nearly 6 million votes. While the electoral college of electors do not vote until December 14, there is no question about the winner of electoral votes. Before all of the states have certified Joe Biden has won 306 to Donald Trump’s 232 electoral votes, a substantial victory for Biden. And, what was President…

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IMPROVED DESIGN

IMPROVED DESIGN

I’ve delayed making entries while this website is being updated and the design improved. The work is not completed, but here’s an early update of subjects I’d like to comment. Paul Luvera Sr.  1898 -1990 My father, Paul Nicholas Luvera Sr. was born on March 25, 1898. He died in Anacortes, Washington on November 4, 1990 at the age of 92. I’ve published details of his extraordinary life many times. See  https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2013/11/dad-1.html Dad was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, the son…

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WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT THE SECOND PRESIDENTIAL “DEBATE”?

WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT THE SECOND PRESIDENTIAL “DEBATE”?

What did you think about last night's second and last presidential, so-called, debate? Here is my reaction to what I saw on television last night. You should know that it comes from someone who has already voted for Joe Biden, but here's what I thought. Who Won? I don't think it made any difference as far as influencing the great majority of voters. I can't imagine anyone, who after all of this time, hasn't already long ago made up their…

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ARE 40 MILLION U.S. CATHOLICS WHO ARE REGISTERED DEMOCRATS REALLY FACING THE FIRES OF HELL?

ARE 40 MILLION U.S. CATHOLICS WHO ARE REGISTERED DEMOCRATS REALLY FACING THE FIRES OF HELL?

I realize no one will take the time to read my blog with this title I already published and I don't blame them. So, I've removed it. Let me outline the points in a shorter version. This what I sent to a friend who said the blog was too long for her to read it, but she said, she read enough to disagree with me. That's OK too. My issue isn't primarily what's the right view about the religious issue….

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH APPOINTING JUDGE BARRETT TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT?

WHAT’S WRONG WITH APPOINTING JUDGE BARRETT TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT?

I think the political reality is that if the Democrats had been in control within a few weeks of a presidential election, they very likely would gone ahead and confirmed their selection of a Supreme Court justice before the election just like the GOP is doing now. My problem is the offensive hypocritical conduct of the GOP leadership this year in contrast to the last appointment. The GOP two leaders responsible this are the chairman of the judiciary committee overseeing…

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