Police & Thieves.

“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”~~

~~Thomas Jefferson~~

~~Our Own Most Romantic One~~

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~~Mr. Rembrandt Peale: (c:1805)~~

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One’s nascent understanding of how money is made is a prerequisite to one’s ever making money.

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Some have said to me “John Begg, How it is possible for you to clearly and blithely understand what is: Derivative risk arbitrage hedging, when the new young President, who went up to Ha`vad is not likely capable of understanding that enterprise?”

I have to correct:

First, and most embarrassingly so for me and my family, the new young President did not go up to Hav~ad, but rather to King’s College, called now, I think, by the Americans, Columbia College~~which is my maternal school.

Second, if the new young President cannot understand an asset group as simple as derivative risk arbitrage hedging, he really oughtn’t to be President.  The enterprise is so basic, it is almost childlike.

Derivative risk arbitrage hedging is part and parcel of what is most erroneously called in the conventional newspapers:

The “hedge fund” business—which was named, derivatively such, by a sociologist, yes, I said a sociologist, believe it or not, called Alfred W. Jones, who is credited with coining the phrase:

 “Hedged fund.”

Mr. Alfred W. Jones went to heaven vehemently rejecting the expression “hedge fund,” as that nominal appellation belies an ignorance of the type of fund under discussion which is to say that:

A hedged fund is an asset fund that “is hedged” against risk, on the premise that the hedged fund trader will win a few and lose a few but, in the end, he will take net profit.

Some say to me—“oh well, that sounds as though it were just plain gambling, like betting on a horse—that’s not real investing—such as buying equities or bonds.”

Nonsense.  Placing what you deem to be informed bets on future outcomes is not any more or less a gamble than is anything else.

Very likely, the highest risk, the greatest gamble, is to get out of bed in the morning.  All of life is a gamble.  To not gamble is: to not be alive.

At the highest levels of finance, there exists a rarefied air breathed in by a very select group of men who do nothing but gamble on future possibilities all day long.

So, you’ve no choice guys:

The tumblin dice~~you gotta roll ’em

John Daniel BEGG is a confidence man who will con you into thinking you’re the one, who can do what’s never been done; who can win what’s never been won.

ADVERTISING MEN ARE, FAR AND AWAY, THE SMARTEST MEN IN THE WORLD.

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John Daniel BEGG~~The Con Man
Famous car adverts from 1920-1950 – European CEO

Americans read and remember, often for life:

Advertising signs that:

Annual model change was the result of affluence, technology ...

Con you into thinking:

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You’re the ONE:

Study reveals secret tobacco industry deals with Hollywood

Who can win what’s never been WON:

Seven decades of Coca-Cola advertising shows how the soft drink's ...

Who can do what’s never been DONE:

Meanwhile, the dreary hustle and bustle of life:

Goes on all around you.

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IN THE NAME OF GOD

.AMEN

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I wear the chain I forged in life.

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How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave?

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 At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.

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Blood will ever out.

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As a sire–a still greater champion;

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Galileo–King of Kings is dead.

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All those of our business mourn his passing.

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Yet, happily, nay cheerily, he lives on in a long parade of champion sons

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Making ever good the adage: 

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Breed the best to the best and hope for the best.

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AS

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Blood will ever out.

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In The Name of God Always

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AMEN

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the tranquilitas ordinis—the tranquility of order.

Peace and Tranquility must derive from ORDER~~

first and foremost.

The peace that Christ gives is not a human fabrication (John 14:27). But as the Creator has entrusted the care of His creation to humans as His most complex creatures, we are responsible for promoting what Saint Augustine called the

tranquilitas ordinis—the tranquility of order.


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Simple theft

ALL governments are, at rock bottom, fascistic.

Not just another drummer

ALL governments do whatever they want, when they want.

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Ringo Starr said it most pithily

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“All governments are thieves.”

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Anomic America.

Banksy, Mobile Lovers

Picture of “Mobile Lovers” from a distance, against a stone wall 

https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/banksy-gives-controversial-mobile-lovers-artwork-to-bristol-youth-club-14648

All prose credit here given, as appropriate, to Kyleigh Dalkin. :

This image by Banksy, titled Mobile Lovers (2014) it shows two people, one man and one woman. They are in each other’s arms as if they are about to kiss. The photo is in all black and white, but gets increasingly lighter towards their faces and the hand that is holding a phone. The woman has her left hand on the man’s right shoulder and her right arm is behind his head holding her phone. The light from her phone is reflecting onto her face. The man has his right hand on the woman’s waist, but his left hand is behind the woman’s head holding his phone, with the light reflecting onto his face. Both the man and the woman appear to be holding an iPhone, which is currently society’s most popular phone. Rather than looking at each other, the people are staring at their own phones. They also both appear to be wearing work clothing, more specifically suits. The photo is graffiti and therefore it is done by only spray paint and stencils that were cut out by the artist himself. The art does not have clear lines, rather the images are blurred and fade to another color. The entire photo is basically all shadows and light. The texture appears to be very soft, since everything is blurred and faded. The picture itself is life size. The people are painted on top of a door, which was painted to be a completely black background. This makes it look like there is no door at all and the two people are simply just standing in the doorway, making it very realistic.

This piece of artwork was done by a graffiti artist named Banksy. Banksy has remained anonymous, but over the years more and more information about him has been released. He was born in 1974 in Bristol, United Kingdom. Banksy is a political activist and film director. His style is a combination of subversive epigrams and dark humor to send very powerful messages that leave room for interpretation from the viewers. His art is done through a graffiti stenciling technique. In addition, Banksy is heavily influenced by figures such as Princess Diana of Wales, Käthe Kollwitz, a German artist, and Marcel Duchamp, an American-French painter. Typically, Banksy makes his artwork overnight. Being a graffiti artist, they must work fast since it is an illegal form of art and getting caught could put them in jail for vandalism. This specific piece of artwork, Mobile Lovers, created in April 2014 in Banksy’s hometown of Bristol, conveys the message of the importance of living in the moment. In today’s society, people are consumed by technology and living their lives through their phones. However, living through a phone deprives a person of making real life connections with people. This piece of art was influenced by this overpowering use of technology. Banksy feels that people are spending too much time on their phones and social media and not enough time living in the moment with the people they genuinely care about. The couple in the artwork are acting as if they are paying attention to each other, but their attention is focused on their phones. Growing up in the time of this new social media and technology era, I understand the effect that technology has on people. People are spending more time talking through the phone than face to face, so they are not actually creating a connection with the other person. It is nearly impossible to go out to a public place and see people completely focused on another person. Everyone is too busy on their phones worrying about things that do not matter in the moment. Living in the moment is the best way to appreciate life and all the opportunities and connections a person can have, yet technology is keeping us from living in the moment, therefore keeping us from living our lives to the fullest.

Closer view of the cell phone light reflecting onto their faces 

http://www.mcqthinking.com/banksy-mobile-lovers-power-unsettle/

Immanuel Kant says that beauty is a concept that only exists in the mind. This means that beauty is independent to the viewer. Therefore, an object that one person thinks is beautiful might not be beautiful to another person. I think that this image is extremely beautiful for many reasons. This image makes me contemplate the society that we live in today. People are worshiping material goods like phones and technology and how many followers they have on Instagram and other forms of social media. When I think of the relationships I have with people, I realize that a majority of them were founded through social media, like through a friend of a friend who saw your Instagram post or a recommended friend on Snapchat. The things I love most about my relationships with people are the way we can laugh together and how they can give me hugs when I am sad. If a relationship involves more technology than personal connections, we do not have the most important elements of a good relationship. It makes me sad that there is a chance that in the future, people might not connect with people at all. I feel like people are so consumed by social media and their life on social media that they completely forget about their real life. I wish that more people were able to see this issue and realize that they are not living their life they way it was created for them to live. I personally live my life by living in the moment and focusing on the person and the people that I am with at the moment. To see that other people realize the effect that technology and phones have on our relationships makes me very happy. This is such a powerful message that is being conveyed through the simplest picture, just two people and their phones. It is an extremely relatable message and addresses one of the most concerning issues in modern day society.Kyleigh DalkinFollow

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    • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
    • ~~
    • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.~~The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~clip_image002MA9982782-0001~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~~~~La crema y nata~~~~~Artista de la conquista~~ In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man.  ~~ Finis Origine Pendet…  The escape commences… ~~ September, 1957 ~~ Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”~~My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~~~   Non Sibi
    • The declaration that:“I am here to save mankind,” means that:“I am here to rule mankind.”  The escape continues…  ~~ September, 1966 ~~ The Cathedral Latin School ~~     Finis Origine Pendet  ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~Rejoice and Glad!!~~Amen~~ ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~  ~~EX LIBRIS~~ ~~   THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS   ~~ 4th of July, The American Independence Day,  Sunday ,  Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, the 2016th Website: http://johndanielbegg.wordpress.comhttp://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=122865699&trk=tab_pro http://www.facebook.com/JohnDanielBeggPublicAffairs  http://www.tumblr.com/blog/theoldsoldiershome1952http://www.facebook.com/john.begg.33http://www.pinterest.com/johnbegg33/boards/http://independent.academia.edu/johnbegg/Papers?s=nav#addhttp://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/jtdbeggTweets: @jtdbegg http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=122865699&trk=hb_tab_pro_top “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~  Alain Delon~~Actor CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA) THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICASeal of The Catholic University of America Motto:~~Deus Lux Mea Est~~Acta Est FabulaThe escape concludes…The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.~~1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi. 
    • “Who first seduc’d them to that foul revolt? Th’ infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv’d  The Mother of Mankind” ~~ Paradise Lost Book One Verse 35 Our Mr Milton https://johndanielbegg.com/2016/03/09/the-infernal-serpent-he-it-was-whose-guile–stirred-up-with-envy-and-revenge-deceived-the-mother-of-mankind10325217_484127205047896_7255341654839362288_n.jpgbegg2
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~~Our Ubiquitous Presence

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Our Queen

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Our Queen now 69 years on

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Simply the best President we could ever hope to have.

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Leave the people the hell alone.

In much the same way that foreign war is caused by Kings and politicians, soldiers fight the wars.

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If you have objections to America’s wars, lay the blame where it belongs~~at the feet of politicians.

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In a similar sense, indigenous wars are started and inflamed by politicians for their own aggrandizements.

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As America’s War Machine adapted quickly to the vast and violent protests over Vietnam by ending the Draft, there has no protest against the endless war in which America has been entangled since.

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Not a PEEP to be heard.

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Given that politicians benefit from indigenous rebellion over various topics, today it is once again politicians who actively encourage violent rioting in America over indigenous topics: race, sexuality, you name it.

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This message: the vast majority of Americans are moderates and have no interest in rioting about any war, either foreign or domestic.

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If there be one thought to consider about internal rioting, it is this:

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American rioting benefits politicians who begin America’s wars at home just as wars abroad benefits politicians.

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If there be one directive that the vast majority of Americans would give to politicians it would be this:

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LEAVE THE PEOPLE THE HELL ALONE

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
    • ~~
    • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
    • ~~
    • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.~~The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~clip_image002MA9982782-0001~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~~~~La crema y nata~~~~~Artista de la conquista~~ In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man.  ~~ Finis Origine Pendet…  The escape commences… ~~ September, 1957 ~~ Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”~~My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~~~   Non Sibi
    • The declaration that:“I am here to save mankind,” means that:“I am here to rule mankind.”  The escape continues…  ~~ September, 1966 ~~ The Cathedral Latin School ~~     Finis Origine Pendet  ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~Rejoice and Glad!!~~Amen~~ ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~  ~~EX LIBRIS~~ ~~   THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS   ~~ 4th of July, The American Independence Day,  Sunday ,  Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, the 2016th Website: http://johndanielbegg.wordpress.comhttp://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=122865699&trk=tab_pro http://www.facebook.com/JohnDanielBeggPublicAffairs  http://www.tumblr.com/blog/theoldsoldiershome1952http://www.facebook.com/john.begg.33http://www.pinterest.com/johnbegg33/boards/http://independent.academia.edu/johnbegg/Papers?s=nav#addhttp://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/jtdbeggTweets: @jtdbegg http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=122865699&trk=hb_tab_pro_top “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~  Alain Delon~~Actor CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA) THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICASeal of The Catholic University of America Motto:~~Deus Lux Mea Est~~Acta Est FabulaThe escape concludes…The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.~~1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi. “Who first seduc’d them to that foul revolt? Th’ infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv’d  The Mother of Mankind” ~~ Paradise Lost Book One Verse 35 Our Mr Milton https://johndanielbegg.com/2016/03/09/the-infernal-serpent-he-it-was-whose-guile–stirred-up-with-envy-and-revenge-deceived-the-mother-of-mankind10325217_484127205047896_7255341654839362288_n.jpgbegg2Acta Est Fabula.~~Deus Vult.image002 (20)

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~~Our Ubiquitous Presence

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Our Queen

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Our Queen now 64 years on

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Simply the best President we could ever hope to have.

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HRM and RR~~~HUMILITY BEST PROJECTS TRUE POWER

Majesty and Humility~~HRM and RR

I want to share a story with you. If you look at this picture you see the time when the Reagans hosted the Queen and Prince Philip at their modest ranch house built by Reagan himself. During this visit we learned that the Royal Couple had their own modest cottage. No servants allowed. She did the cooking and he the “washing up “. I remembered this while watching the dignified and magnificent tribute to a man who walked behind and was a leader by playing second. He did the washing up. I like to think of this as the humility to lead by example not by position. It’s not grand. But a true and authentic way forward that works. Here’s to all the leaders who walk behind. #leadershipcoaching

Majesty and Humility~~~HRM and RR

LUNACY

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
    • ~~
    • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
    • ~~
    • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.~~The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~clip_image002MA9982782-0001~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~~~~La crema y nata~~~~~Artista de la conquista~~ In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man.  ~~ Finis Origine Pendet…  The escape commences… ~~ September, 1957 ~~ Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”~~My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~~~   Non Sibi
    • The declaration that:“I am here to save mankind,” means that:“I am here to rule mankind.”  The escape continues…  ~~ September, 1966 ~~ The Cathedral Latin School ~~     Finis Origine Pendet  ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~Rejoice and Glad!!~~Amen~~ ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~  ~~EX LIBRIS~~ ~~   THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS   ~~ 4th of July, The American Independence Day,  Sunday ,  Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, the 2016th Website: http://johndanielbegg.wordpress.comhttp://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=122865699&trk=tab_pro http://www.facebook.com/JohnDanielBeggPublicAffairs  http://www.tumblr.com/blog/theoldsoldiershome1952http://www.facebook.com/john.begg.33http://www.pinterest.com/johnbegg33/boards/http://independent.academia.edu/johnbegg/Papers?s=nav#addhttp://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/jtdbeggTweets: @jtdbegg http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=122865699&trk=hb_tab_pro_top “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~  Alain Delon~~Actor CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA) THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICASeal of The Catholic University of America Motto:~~Deus Lux Mea Est~~Acta Est FabulaThe escape concludes…The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.~~1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi. “Who first seduc’d them to that foul revolt? Th’ infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv’d  The Mother of Mankind” ~~ Paradise Lost Book One Verse 35 Our Mr Milton https://johndanielbegg.com/2016/03/09/the-infernal-serpent-he-it-was-whose-guile–stirred-up-with-envy-and-revenge-deceived-the-mother-of-mankind10325217_484127205047896_7255341654839362288_n.jpgbegg2Acta Est Fabula.~~Deus Vult.image002 (20)

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Thank you, Johnnie. Alex Trebek is now live in Heaven

Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek Biography

(1940–2020)UPDATED:NOV 8, 2020ORIGINAL:JAN 5, 2018

Alex Trebek served as the host of ‘Jeopardy!,’ one of the most popular game shows in television history, for more than 30 years.

Who Was Alex Trebek?

In the mid-1960s, Alex Trebek became the host of the Canadian quiz show Reach for the Top. His first American television gig was as host of the short-lived 1973 game show The Wizard of Odds. In 1984, he began his longtime hosting role of a revived version of the trivia show Jeopardy! In 2019, he revealed that he’s battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer and passed away from the disease in November 2020.

Early Life and Career

Trebek was born on July 22, 1940, in Sudbury, Canada, a large city in northern Ontario. His mother, Lucille Trebek, was a French-Canadian woman with some First Nations ancestry, and his father, George Trebek, was a Ukrainian immigrant who worked as a chef at a local hotel. “My dad drank pretty heavily, and he never missed a day of work in his life,” Trebek recalls. Trebek describes his father as a hoarder of knickknacks that had a way of proving useful years later. “His basic philosophy was don’t throw out something because someday it’ll come in handy,” he says about his father. 

A bright and curious child from a very young age, Trebek attended Jesuit schools until the age of 12, when he decided to leave Sudbury to attend the University of Ottawa High School in the Canadian capital. “Sudbury is a more distant memory,” he now admits, “because I was born there and raised there, but I left to go away to boarding school.”

After graduating from high school in 1957, Trebek continued on to the University of Ottawa to study philosophy. Upon graduation in 1961, Trebek decided to ditch philosophy and pursue a career in journalism. He landed his first job as a fill-in reporter and newscaster with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC TV. Although he quickly earned a reputation for his cool on-screen demeanor, in 1966 he decided to shift his focus from journalism to the more lucrative field of hosting game shows. He became the host of the Canadian quiz show Reach for the Top, which pitted teams of high school students against each other in academic competitions. In 1970, Trebek graduated to hosting the more prominent, nationally televised Canadian game show Jackpot.

‘Jeopardy!’ Host

In 1973, Trebek decided to leave his native country in favor of the place where the biggest television stars are made: Hollywood. His first American television gig was as host of the short-lived 1973 game show The Wizard of Odds. The show only lasted one season; in 1974 Trebek signed on to host its replacement, another game show called High Rollers. Trebek hosted the show through a pair of two-year runs on NBC, from 1974-76 and again from 1978-80. At the same time, he also expanded his repertoire to host other game shows such as The $128,000 Question (1977-78) and Pitfall (1981-82), which aired in both the United States and Canada.

In 1984, ABC tapped Trebek to host a game show by the famous creator of Wheel of Fortune, Merv Griffin. The show was a revival of a popular trivia competition called Jeopardy!, which aired from 1964 to 1975 in its first incarnation. Jeopardy! employed a unique format in which clues were offered in the form of answers and contestants answered in the form of questions. Trebek’s version of  Jeopardy! quickly became one of the most popular game shows in television history, and as its charismatic and unflappable host, Trebek became a pop culture icon, winning multiple Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host over more than three decades on air.

Another measure of the host’s iconic status in pop culture is the ubiquity of Trebek parodies — Will Ferrell played a crazed Trebek on Saturday Night Live, Eugene Levy played “Alex Trebel” on Half Wits, and Family GuyThe Simpsons, and The X-Files have all included Trebek-parodying storylines. The good-spirited Trebek thinks the parodies are hilarious, and especially liked Levy’s take. “I thought Eugene captured the private horror a game show host experiences trying to keep things moving on a day where everything is going wrong,” he says.

After more than 30 years hosting Jeopardy!, Trebek remained as fresh, motivated and humble as ever. Asked in an interview how he managed such a remarkable balance between professional success and personal modesty, Trebek responded, “Take your job seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.” 

He also answered a question that was burning in audiences’ minds ever since Trebek first began reminding contestants to state their answer in the form of a question back in 1984. How would he do as a contestant himself? Trebek answered, “I would do fairly well among senior citizens, but against a good 30-year-old I would have trouble because I cannot recall information as quickly as I used to. You used to say something and I would go, boom, right away, very sharp. Now it’s like, Oh, yes, but wait a minute, uh, uh….”

During a July 2018 interview, Trebek suggested that the end of the line was approaching when he revealed that the chances of him returning to host Jeopardy! after the end of his contract in 2020 were “50/50 and a little less.” He also named two possible replacements: Los Angeles Kings play-by-play announcer Alex Faust and radio host, author and legal professor Laura Coates.

Health Problems and Cancer Diagnosis

After hitting his head in a bad fall in October 2017, Trebek was diagnosed with subdural hematoma in December. He underwent surgery the following day, prompting the need to go on hiatus from his hosting duties, but Trebek soon made sure to reassure fans via a video posted to the game show’s website: “After two days in the hospital, I came home to start recovery,” he said. “The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more ‘Jeopardy!’ programs very, very soon!” 

In March 2019, Trebek dropped a bombshell with the announcement that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Delivering the news in a video posted to YouTube, the TV mainstay said he planned to finish out the season of Jeopardy! “Now, normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working,” he vowed.

A few months later, Trebek revealed that he was in near remission. “It’s kind of mind-boggling,” he told People for its June 10, 2019, cover story. “The doctors said they hadn’t seen this kind of positive result in their memory … some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent.” When asked why he felt he was responding so well to chemotherapy, the host credited the “positive energy” relayed by numerous well-wishers.

In mid-September, Trebek revealed on Good Morning America that he was undergoing another round of chemotherapy. The following March, he again took to social media to commemorate his reaching the one-year anniversary of his diagnosis. 

READ MORE: Inside Alex Trebek’s Courageous Battle Against Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

‘The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life’

In July 2020, Trebek released his memoir, The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life. “I started recollecting things that I had not given any thought to in many, many years,” Trebek told NPR. “And it felt good. It was a way of reviewing my entire life, and that just brought me a great deal of satisfaction.”

Death

After a long battle with pancreatic cancer, Trebek passed away “peacefully” at his home on November 8, 2020, surrounded by his family and friends.

Personal Life

Trebek married Elaine Callei in 1974, and they remained married for seven years before divorcing in 1981. In 1990, he wed for a second time, to Jean Currivan, and they have two children, Emily and Matthew.

Trebek was an active volunteer and spokesman for organizations such as World Vision and Smile Train, which help improve the lives of impoverished children around the world. He participated in 13 USO tours visiting American troops overseas, and in 1998 was awarded the prestigious Bob Hope Entertainment Award.

Bye Bond, Bye James Bond

A movie tells a story, appropriately:

The name’s Bond. James Bond.

In his unmistakable Scottish brogue, Sir Sean Connery was the first man to utter film history’s most famous introduction.

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The perfect combination of dangerous and suave, for many fans, he is the ultimate 007.

Connery was a jobbing actor when he was picked for Dr No in 1962, a role that set the man from humble beginnings on a path to becoming a Hollywood legend.

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James Bond author Ian Fleming was initially resistant to the casting, describing him as an “overgrown stuntman” who was not refined enough for the role.Advertisement

However, he was later so impressed with his performance that he created a Scottish ancestry for the character in subsequent books.

Connery would become the British spy seven times in total, also starring in From Russia With Love, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, Never Say Never Again, and Goldfinger, arguably the greatest Bond film of all, in 1964.

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His career in entertainment spanned seven decades, with smaller roles before Bond and films afterwards including The Rock, Highlander, The Untouchables and of course, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, in which he played Indy’s father, Professor Henry Jones.

However, it is his licence to kill that he will undoubtedly be best remembered for.

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Sir Sean Connery, with wife Micheline (R), pose for photographers after he was formally knighted by the Britain's [Queen Elizabeth] at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh July 5. [The Scottish screen legend, famous for his role as James Bond, was honoured two years after he was reportedly denied a knighthood because of his passionate Scottish nationalism. ]
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Thomas Sean Connery was born in Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge area on 25 August 1930. The elder of two boys, he left school at an early age and took his first job as a milkman, complete with horse-drawn cart.

He enlisted in the Royal Navy at 16, but was discharged on medical grounds three years later after suffering with a stomach ulcer.

Various jobs included a stint as a bricklayer, work as a lifeguard and sitting as an artist’s model for the Edinburgh College of Art. Under the name Thom Connery, he was placed third in the tall man’s division (he was 6ft 2in) of the 1950 Mr Universe contest.

Also a gifted footballer, his life could have turned out very differently, after he was offered a contract by former Manchester United manager Sir Matt Busby, who had seen him on the pitch during a friendly match.

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Image:Connery starred alongside Shirley Eaton as Jill Masterson in Goldfinger

Connery’s first major acting credit came in 1957 British gangster film No Road Back.

But it was Bond that launched him to stardom five years later.

He quit the role after You Only Live Twice in 1967, saying he was frustrated by the repetitive plots, but was enticed back after successor George Lazenby failed to make the grade.

Connery’s big screen career took a dip after Bond, but was revived with The Untouchables in 1987, with his role as tough gang-busting Irish policeman Jim Malone winning him an Oscar for best supporting actor.

In 1989, the US magazine People voted him Sexiest Man Alive, to which the then 59-year-old replied: “Well, there aren’t many sexy dead men, are there?”

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Image:Sean Connery played James Bond seven times, including in 1964’s Goldfinger

In 2000, he was knighted by the Queen – an honour said to have been delayed by his vocal support for the Scottish National Party (SNP) – and received the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

Once voted the greatest living Scot, in 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Edinburgh Napier University for the achievements throughout his career.

The star never lost his much-imitated accent, despite his many years living abroad. From his home in the Bahamas, he remained a fervent supporter of independence for Scotland.

He had two tattoos – one reading “Mum and Dad” and another, “Scotland Forever”.

Connery is survived by his son Jason and his second wife, French artist Micheline Roquebrune, whom he married in 1975.

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