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Historic coincidence??? Big money is already PRESSING to squash the deal, but cooler heads will see the merits of this deal. — YUR

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Pluto, Iran & Our Future, Colltalers

More than mere date coincidence, there are a few connections between the New Horizons probe that has just visited Pluto, and the nuclear agreement between Iran and a group of six U.S.-led nations, and that’s is beside the fact that both impressed the world.
The very origin of the space program, the satellite’s use of plutonium as a fuel, the fact that congress has a way of picking budget priorities, concerning NASA and the weapons industry, and a basketful of issues related to world domination all come to mind.
The U.S. space program, regardless its noble intent and benefits to humanity, was born at end of WWII and the dawn of the nuclear age, out of the need to build better weapons. Given the A-Bomb’s breathtakingly tragic ‘success,’ it was soon off to the races.
And a race it became, not at all coincidentally…

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/20/15

Deutsch: Rose mit Rauhreif / Eiskristallen

Deutsch: Rose mit Rauhreif / Eiskristallen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Beaucoup bouquet!

NOONI  =  ONION,  SPTYI  =  TIPSY,  TARPYN  =  PANTRY,  NILMEG  =  MINGLE   —   Giving us:  OOTSTRIE

Clue/Question:  When challenged to deliver such a huge bouquet for the special occasion, the florist – – –

Renoir's painting of cabbage roses, Roses in a...

Renoir’s painting of cabbage roses, Roses in a vase (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  ROSE TO IT

(Pardon my pigeon French!  Today’s pun actually smelled nice!  Well, as nice as roses smell these days.  In their breeding them to last longer, they’ve actually lost a lot of their original aroma.  Which is a shame.  If you can find an old rose bush, especially one that’s gone wild, take a good whiff, and then compare it to some commercial roses.  You will smell the difference.  I guarantee it!

Well, we had no new clue words today, and only two new jumbles.  We’ve definitely seen “nooni” and “nilmeg” before.  The answer letter layout was actually pretty good, but with Jeff’s great cartoon there was little doubt as to the answer.  I wonder what the special occasion was???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I am with Tommy Lasorda, on the Pete Rose issue.   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/20/15

English: US Postage stamp: Harry. S. Truman, I...

English: US Postage stamp: Harry. S. Truman, Issue of 1973, 8c (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.”   —   Harry S. Truman

(Good ol’, plain talkin’ Harry!  He knew that if you advise someone to do something that they’re not really interested in . . . a bunch of bad was likely to occur.  Most of it ending up in some kind of resentment of you!  So, pay attention to your kids likes and dislikes, and take your cues from there.  Many of you have probably heard that the “S.” in his name didn’t really stand for anything.  Well, it’s true.  But, it was also a kind of compromise/tribute to both of his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young.  Which is very nice, and at least not so random sounding.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS. It turns out that this is kind of a milestone post.  It is this blog’s 5,555 post!  It’s kind of a nice, odd, round number!   —   YUR


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