USA & Other Regions
The Carnival left town. The cowboys and cowgirls loaded up their horses in their horse trailers and headed for other Rodeos around the country and Canada. The Indian Village was taken down and the tribes returned to their reservations. The most exciting event was the Indian bareback relay race. . .But all the hustle and bustle disappeared the day after closing, with Main St. open again to traffic and the horse pooh cleaned up as if it had never been there.
Almost 220,000 migrants have been apprehended at the US southern border from July 2021. Biden reversed Trump’s “stay in Mexico” policy and ended the construction of a border wall. Yet he says that the border is not open. Tell that to the thousands of migrants who collect at the border waiting for their chance to enter the US come what may. There has to be a better way.
The Guidepost Galloping Gourmets were getting restless. Summer was waning and the travel possibilities were ever slimmer as Covid variants reared their ugly heads. "Delta, Smelta," I said, " enough worrying about variants. Let's go Island hopping." Just as the crew scrambled to find passports, I told them all they needed was their metro pass.
Amid the violence and chaos of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Biden’s approval rating plummeted to just 43%, the lowest rating since he has taken office. 61% disapprove of his handling of the withdrawal
The Taliban, as a fundamentalist movement with its attendant military organization of an estimated 200,000 fighters, is Deobandi Islamist revivalist movement within the Sunni Islam in Afghanistan. It is currently waging jihad within the country. The primary aim of jihad is not the conversion of non-Muslims to Islam by force, but rather the expansion and defense of the Islamic state, the submission of non-Muslims to the authority of that state.
Although the Olympic ideal was to place sport above politics, in reality there were often political goals and messages promoted through the games
At the height of the pandemic, on 2 March 2020, the Tokyo Organizing Committee had confirmed that preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics were "continuing as planned". The IOC did the same. But the widespread sentiment was that Tokyo 2020 should be postponed if not entirely canceled. Today, not even a no-spectator restriction would appease those who don't want the Olympics this summer. COVID-19 has made Tokyo 2020 historic even before it could begin.
Pendleton, Oregon is where our new home is. It is famous for its Round-up Rodeo. We are so lucky. It’s been a miracle to find such a reasonable house in a nice neighborhood in a smaller town than Portland, which had gone downhill over the years. I won’t be a homeless waif like I thought I might be
Effective June 7, 2021, vaccinated U.S. citizens can travel from the United States to Spain upon presentation of QR code generated through Spain Travel Health portal, and a medical certificate showing recovery from COVID.