Archive for February 18th, 2020

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REAL Current Events! Or, All The News That’s Fit to be HIDDEN by the Corporate Media! — YUR

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Unsung Heroes to the Rescue, Colltalers

We can’t change the world while ignoring Earth defenders in mortal danger for doing our bidding. The Wet’suwet’en nation blocking a gas pipeline, or Amazon warriors, or Mexican butterfly protectors faced police and hit squads but the media’s top week headline was the misleading ‘Trump Acquited.’
The coronavirus is spreading and so are China’s draconian containment measures, but coverage is about death tolls. Climate change-triggered fires and floods abound, the U.S. boosted its brutal immigration raids, racist chants disrupted two major soccer games. But little about the news-related activism.
One promising news this newsletter did miss last week: Ireland. So it goes that Brexit has unwittingly opened the gates to a potential revolution – and likely its sole good news – with the surprising win by Sinn Fein, the political arm of the Irish Revolutionary Army. Suddenly, Ireland’s reunification has re-entered the political lexicon…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/18/20

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A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.”   —   Christian Dior

(I am not a big fan of perfumes and colognes.  I don’t mind if they’re subtle, but too often they’re a bit overpowering.  If you don’t have some kind of extreme personal odor problem . . . just bathe regularly.  I prefer freshness over fragrance.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 02/18/20

 

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Visual Description:  A time of admiration.

MYHER  =  RHYME,  BIRNO  =  ROBIN,  SCILEK  =  SICKLE,  FRETOG  =  FORGET   —   Giving us:  HMERBISIEFOET

Clue/Question:  Clocks existed prior to Clement’s Grandfather Clock, but they were invented – – –

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Answer:  BEFORE HIS TIME

(At first glance, I thought:  Who are these homely women?  But, then I saw it was another period piece puzzle.  A Triple P, if you will.  I think today’s Jumble qualifies as a time honored pun!  We’ve seen similar puns time and time again.  But, that was the past, and this is the present.  So, without further ado . . .

There were no new clue words today.  Ralis95 can take a much deserved breather.  Smoke ’em if you got ’em, brother!  However, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  New, but not very difficult, for yours truly.  Howz ’bout youly?  The answer letter layout was a marvelous thirteen letter jumble!  Beautifully cryptic!  But, the set up of the clue/question, and the entire clock theme, kinda screamed out the answer.

Fun, historical cartoon.  Wikipedia says this is 1670, and that pendulum clocks were the most accurate of timekeeping technology, until the 20th Century.  So, Mr. Clement had a pretty long run of measuring this human construct that we call . . . time.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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