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I am Perry Peterson, a retired auditor and tax accountant. My wife Valeta and I live along the front range of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared on the June 2014 cover of People magazine.
It was also the magazine’s worst-selling issue of 2014 (no, she is not using a walker as some have suggested).
Did the magazine not sell well because Hillary appeared to have a plastic air-brushed look in an effort to make her look 30 years younger, or was it because she just isn’t that popular with People readers?
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Hillary is shown in all of her airbrushed glory along with the ‘real’ Hillary.
The Christmas lights decorating the City & County building in Denver are turned on at 6 p.m. each night beginning the day after Thanksgiving until New Year’s day and then turned on again during the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo which begins mid January in Denver.
The tradition began in 1935 and has continued annually.
The building is illuminated by 1,000 LED spotlights and 2,000 LED rope lights.
LED lights were used for the first time in 2009.
The unique horseshoe shape of the building, shown here, adds to the iconic beauty and mystique when the Christmas lights are turned on.
More than 10,000 people lived on this tiny Japanese island up until the 1970s. Once home of an active coal mining facility owned by Mitsubishi Motors, Gunkanjima (or, literally, "Battleship Island") is now entirely abandoned.
The small island is located about 12 miles from Nagasaki Port.
Until 1974, the island served as a coal mine and was occupied by more than 5,000 residents.
The island was only 1,570 ft long, 500 ft wide resulting in the highest population density in recorded history worldwide!
To accommodate so many people in such a small area, every piece of land was built up so that the island came to resemble a massive battleship. In fact, "Gunkanjima" is a nickname that means "battleship island" in Japanese.