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Buddy’s Blog 2/4/21

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The Sicilian economy is so bad that the Mafia is moving to other countries! Coupled with a vigorous government crackdown, much of their top leadership in jail and the effects of the virus, it appears that Germany could be the next center of their drug operation.

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Is it true that President Joe Biden, who many times has been guilty of plagiarizing content from others, was going to include in his inaugural speech, “Let us not ask what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” I am sure no one would have noticed!!

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Did you ever drink wine from a fountain? In the village of Caldari di Ortona in Abruzzo, there is a fountain created by the Dora Sarchese Vineyard, which runs 24 hours a day. Now, wouldn’t you want a fountain like that in your yard?!

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We have all heard the story of a young King Arthur pulling the famed Excalibur sword (which was thought to be impossible) from a huge rock. Today, not in Camelot but in the town of Chiusdino, in the region of Tuscany, there does exist such a sight. It seems that a Knight by the name of Galgano Guidotti had two identical visions in which the Archangel Michael and the 12 Apostles spoke to him at the same place each time. He marked the spot with a cross and placed the sword in the ground with only its handle protruding. According to legend, the ground around the sword immediately hardened and no one has ever been able to budge it since the 12th century. Posthumously, Guidotti was made the first Saint, who the Catholic Church canonized in a formal ceremony.

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If I told you that there existed in Italy today, a library where 100,000 books are kept in bath tubs to protect them from water damage, could you guess the name of the town? Venice, of course!!

 

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