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A SECOND OPINION: Illegal Immigration a Hot Topic in Presidential Campaigns /

A SECOND OPINION: Illegal Immigration a Hot Topic in Presidential Campaigns / »

12 Feb, 2024
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The victims in this situation are the migrants themselves, who suffer from their long journeys, are in debt to drug cartels, and have little hope of the American Dream once they get here. They must join the vast number of homeless people who are on the streets of America. The border crisis is a sad, sad situation and one that should never have been allowed to happen. The victims in this situation are the migrants themselves, who suffer from their long journeys, are in debt to drug cartels, and have little hope of the American Dream once they get here. They must join the vast number of homeless people who are on the streets of America.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Madrid’s Public Transportation–‘Best in Europe’,” 15 September 1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Madrid’s Public Transportation–‘Best in Europe’,” 15 September 1972 »

1 Feb, 2024
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"Madrid’s system of transportation has to be the best in Europe and the most varied because Spanish society has placed a heavy burden on it. That burden is the custom of the siesta which means that, unlike Paris or London, there are four rush hours in the nation's capital instead of two."

STATESIDE STORIES: Trump Wins Big in Presidential Push

STATESIDE STORIES: Trump Wins Big in Presidential Push »

21 Jan, 2024
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Trump wins Iowa caucuses. Caucuses are not like a traditional election; rather, they require that participants gather at the same time across the state and join in forum-like meetings before casting their ballots.

A SECOND OPINION: Trump Barred from Ballot in Two US States

A SECOND OPINION: Trump Barred from Ballot in Two US States »

17 Jan, 2024
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Maine joined Colorado in barring Trump from the Primary Ballot in March. Other states are lined up to follow suit. But the former US president still leads in all the polls. . . Joe Biden’s immigration policies have become so unpopular that most question his bid for the Presidency in 2024. Wars are raging under his leadership. . . Still and all, we hope that the people will be able to choose their leader without interference and that wars in the world will cease.

EU SERIES: WOMEN IN THE EU LIVE LONGER BUT WON’T BEAR MORE CHILDREN TO RESCUE THE POPULATION

EU SERIES: WOMEN IN THE EU LIVE LONGER BUT WON’T BEAR MORE CHILDREN TO RESCUE THE POPULATION »

12 Jan, 2024
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Eurostat numbers on hand, it is but logical to conclude that while the ability of women in the EU to choose the age at which they would be mothers is GOOD news, it is at once a mixed blessing. Apparently, women have chosen not only to put motherhood on hold but also to have an insufficient number of children when they finally decide to have them. (Spanish women top the list of those who postpone motherhood AND have the least number of children to boot.) In so doing, Europe is unable to keep its population constant unless boosted by immigrants.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Spain Through an American’s Eyes,” 14 July1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Spain Through an American’s Eyes,” 14 July1972 »

2 Jan, 2024
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"Robert Barnete is probably the best-known foreign painter of Spain today.   More than a painter, he is an interpreter of the color and vitality of Spanish lore.   His principal themes flamenco and bulls come alive on canvas. Recently, in the offices of the Ministry of Information and Tourism, in a ceremony presided by the Minister himself, the American painter was honored.  His public acclaim results from his graceful, action-filled expressions of Spanish life.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 1)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 1) »

19 Dec, 2023
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"I am one of those travelers who tend to identify places with what was eaten there! Perhaps by trying to develop a little more of the atmosphere of those old-fashioned Christmases at home that we want to re-live, we would do more to recapture them than depending on the elements of a menu to do so. What most of us want is the sense of a family together, sharing in the meaning and merriment both of the holiday season."

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 2)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 2) »

19 Dec, 2023
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Betty Sode, GUIDEPOST's chef of chefs in the 1970s, says "Try a real home-made Christmas – they’re still the best." Here's how!

A SECOND OPINION: Wars Rage as Year Closes

A SECOND OPINION: Wars Rage as Year Closes »

17 Dec, 2023
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There is a sense of unease in the air as thoughts of World War Three come to mind. Tensions are rising, and the possibility of wartime destruction looms. I wish you a beautiful New Year with the blessings of lasting peace.

A SECOND OPINION: Christmastime and New Year

A SECOND OPINION: Christmastime and New Year »

17 Dec, 2023
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"Christmas cards are being written to old friends. It is a time of excitement and tasks to be done. One wonders if there will be time for it all before the Big Day. And as Christmastime turns into New Year’s we think about the possibilities of 2024."