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DEKOTORA


Dekotora

A uniquely Japanese phenomenon, Dekotora—or “Decoration Trucks”—are dump trucks, tractor-trailers, or buses that have been customized with large amounts of lights, metallic ornamentation, and elaborate artwork. Popularized in the 1970s, Dekotora are retrofitted to reflect their owners’ tastes, incorporating intricate chrome and steel work and designs ranging from dragons to flowers, mountain scenes, Buddhist symbols, pop stars, and anime characters. What 1975 film made Dekotora popular? More…Discuss

 

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SOME OF THE FOLLOWING PICS SHOW THE LAYER OF SMOG OVER THE LA BASIN-THE REMINDING ONES ARE JUST A VISUAL MEMORY OF YET ANOTHER PERFECT DAY FOR A WALK IN THE HILLS (MY PHOTO COLLECTION)

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This Day in the Yesteryear: DOUBLE EAGLE II BECOMES FIRST BALLOON TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC (1978)


Double Eagle II Becomes First Balloon to Cross the Atlantic (1978)

By 1978, there had been at least 14 failed attempts to cross the Atlantic by balloon, during which five people died. One of the failures was that of the Double Eagle Iin 1977. A year later, however, Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman landed the Double Eagle II in a field in Miserey, France, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine. After their successful flight, the trio drew straws to determine who would get to sleep in a bed at the US Embassy once slept in by whom? More… Discuss

 

Paganini Caprices in A Op.1 No.24 – Itzhak Perlman, Violin



In A minor Tema con variazioni
Itzhak Perlman, violin

From Reuters: Russians welcome asylum for Edward Snowden (video and Transcript)


Russians welcome asylum for Edward Snowden Video

Russians welcome asylum for Edward Snowden Video (Click to watch the video at Reuters, or don’t…your choice!)

Some Moscow residents approved of Russia’s decision to grant asylum to American fugitive Edward Snowden saying it showed Russia makes its own decisions. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) MOSCOW RESIDENT YEKATERINA, SAYING: “Why Russia did this – I think they want to tell the Americans once again: guys, we do not have to adjust to your rules all the time, we are an independent great country and we have the right to make the decisions which are beneficial to us.” Russia granted the former spy agency contractor asylum for one year on Thursday when he was allowed to slip out of the Moscow airport where he had been holed up for over a month (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) MOSCOW RESIDENT ANASTASIA, SAYING: “I have nothing against Edward Snowden in Russia. If I was in his place, I would write a Sheremetyevo airport guidebook.” Snowden, who had his U.S. passport revoked by Washington, had bided his time in the transit area between the runway and passport control, which Russia considers neutral territory. U.S.-Russian relations were strained by the move, with several high-level U.S.-Russian talks being put in doubt. Prominent U.S. lawmakers – including Republicans and Democrats – condemned Russia’s action and urged Obama to take stern retaliatory steps.

RUSH HOUR


Rush Hour

Rush hour—a misnomer, as it often lasts longer than a single hour—is a period of the day when traffic congestion on roads and crowding on public transportation is at its peak. These periods usually correspond to the start and end of the typical workday, when most people are commuting. Thus, there tends to be both a morning and an evening rush hour. Some areas even have a lunchtime rush hour. What system have some cities, such as São Paulo, Brazil, instituted to help curb rush hour traffic? More…

 

TV IS GOING TO THE DOGS, LITERALLY


TV Is Going to the Dogs, Literally


In August, DirecTV, a US-based satellite broadcasting service, will be launching the first television channel with round-the-clock programming for man’s best friend. DOGTV will air programs designed specifically for dogs, with their particular vision and hearing needs in mind. For just $4.99 a month, doting pooch owners will have access to this 24/7 stream of programming meant to relax, stimulate, and relieve the loneliness of their canines. More…Discuss
 

 

Antony And The Johnsons – “Here Comes The Sun” (Live Abbey Road 2009)


Just a thought:  Destiny…is a realized Abbey Road: With THE BEATLES everybody sees the Sun coming yet once more to warm our days and nights!

 

More problems for Boeing’s 787 and Detroit files for bankruptcy – BUSINESS BULLETIN – 07/19/2013


ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME


All Roads Lead to Rome

The proverb “All roads lead to Rome” was once a literal statement. During the height of the Roman Empire, a road system of about 50,000 miles (80,000 km) linked Rome with its many provinces. The roads often ran in straight lines despite obstacles and were typically constructed in four layers. The road system improved travel for the Roman army, aided commercial ventures, and allowed a postal service to thrive. Some parts still survive today. What modern highways run along ancient Roman routes?More… Discuss

THE CHOWCHILLA SCHOOL BUS KIDNAPPING (1976)


The Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapping (1976)

Chowchilla is a small California town that made national headlines when kidnappers took control of a school bus full of children in 1976. The 26 children and their bus driver, Ed Ray, were driven around in two vans for 11 hours before being forced into a moving van buried in a quarry. After 16 hours underground, Ray and the children managed to escape. All were safely returned home, and the kidnappers were soon arrested. What technique helped Ray to recall the kidnappers’ license plate number?More… Discuss

 

CHINA REVIVES WORLD’S LONGEST UNDERSEA TUNNEL PROJECT


China Revives World’s Longest Undersea Tunnel Project

China has announced plans to revive an undersea tunnel project that will allow vehicular traffic to cross under the Bohai Strait, cutting the travel distance between China’s eastern and northeastern regions by 620 miles (998 km). When completed, the tunnel will span 76.4 miles (123 km), more than twice the distance of Japan’s Seikan Tunnel, currently the world’s longest undersea tunnel. The project was first announced in the 1990s and was set to be completed before 2010 at a cost of $10 billion. However, it never went beyond the planning stage. Its cost has more than quadrupled since. More… Discuss

 

Rossini – Overture from the “Barber of Seville”



Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792 – 1868)

“The Barber of Seville”, or “The Useless Precaution” (“Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L’inutile precauzione”) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto (based on Beaumarchais‘s comedy Le Barbier de Séville) by Cesare Sterbini.

The overture, first written for “Aureliano in Palmira“, is a famous example of Rossini’s characteristic Italian style.

The première (under the title Almaviva, or the Useless Precaution) took place on February 20, 1816, at the Teatro Argentina, Rome.

 

SABIHA GÖKÇEN, FIRST FEMALE COMBAT PILOT


Sabiha Gökçen, First Female Combat Pilot

When Gökçen was 10 years old, Turkey became a republic. As it Westernized during the presidency of her adoptive father, Kemal Atatürk, Turkish women gained more freedom, securing the right to vote in 1934. A year later, Gökçen enrolled in the Türkkusu Flight School as its first female pupil. After attending the Air Force Academy, she became the first female combat pilot. While with the Turkish Air Force, she logged some 8,000 flight hours, including combat missions. Why had Atatürk adopted her?More… Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: JOSEPH SIFFERT (1936)


Joseph Siffert (1936)

Siffert was a Swiss driver who began his career racing motorcycles but switched to Formula One in 1962. He won the 1968 British Grand Prix but was killed on the same track three years later. After suffering suspension damage, Siffert’s car crashed and burst into flames so intense that rescue crews were unable to reach him. It was later determined that the injuries he sustained in the crash were not fatal—he died of smoke inhalation. What safety measures were implemented after the accident? More… Discuss

Captain Jack – Iko Iko – 2001



With great Chorus!
Captain Jack – Iko Iko – 2001
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LUCY CHRISTIANA, LADY DUFF GORDON (1863)


Lucy Christiana, Lady Duff Gordon (1863)

A leading British fashion designer of the Edwardian era, Gordon made less restrictive clothing for women that she sold in her own “Lucile, Ltd.” shops in London, Paris, Chicago, and New York. To promote her wares, she organized tea times when models would parade around in her designs, a precursor of the modern fashion show. Gordon was a passenger on the Titanic and survived its sinking by boarding Lifeboat 1 with her husband. What did the tabloids allege about their escape from the ship? More… Discuss

 

So it shall be written (poetic thought by George-B)


 

And even if we were to understand,
The simplest notions,
It would be for a fraction of a second…
Then, with the wisdom of the fish,
we continue to rush around ourselves,
As happy balanced electrons,
Aimlessly searching for novelty, in a decaying pass
An, without doubt, lost cause of universal challenge

You say brain over matter
I say matter over matter, brain or no brain…

So what if there were to be a brain here, what if an
Infinity of changes took place or will?
For this show,
we live shorter than the shortest flick of desire,
emanated by the most uninsignificantly fundamental
unquantifiable particle-
Only thing that lives on is the insignificance of it…

 “So it was written, So it will be told”

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE LE MANS DISASTER (1955)


The Le Mans Disaster (1955)

The legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race was created in 1923, when cars’ top speeds hovered around 60 mph (97 km/h). Thirty years later, top speeds had more than tripled, with little change to the course. In the 1955 race, a narrow pass near the pit stop caused racer Pierre Levegh to hit another car from behind while traveling at about 150 mph (240 km/h). Levegh’s Mercedes went airborne, and parts flew into the stands, killing Levegh and more than 80 spectators. Why did the race continue? More…Discuss

 

LONDON’SThis Day in the Yesteryear: MILLENNIUM BRIDGE OPENS, PROMPTLY CLOSES (2000)


London’s Millennium Bridge Opens, Promptly Closes (2000)

When tens of thousands of pedestrians crossed the Thames River via London’s Millennium Bridge on its opening day in 2000, many felt the steel suspension bridge sway, and the vibrations worsened as people adjusted their gaits to the motion. Nicknamed the “wobbly bridge” by Londoners, it closed just two days later for modifications to eliminate the sway and did not reopen until 2002. What prompted the bridge to close again in 2007 over concerns that pedestrians were in danger of being blown off? More… Discuss

Scorpions – Lorelei


California Dreamin – Mamas & The Papas Uploaded on Aug 2, 2010 – 12,774,613 views


Uploaded on Aug 2, 2010 - 12,774,613 views 

California Dreaming by the Mamas and The Papas

Just a thought on Asphalt Jungle & Co.


Just a thought on  Asphalt Jungles & Co.:

“Other people’s accomplishments affect more than one’s own failures”

SPACE MONKEYS THis Day in the Yesteryear: FINALLY SURVIVE A SPACE FLIGHT, HUMANS SOON TO FOLLOW (1959)


Space Monkeys Finally Survive a Space Flight, Humans Soon to Follow (1959)

Several monkeys were launched into space before 1959, but Able and Miss Baker became the first to survive such a trip—a 16-minute flight aboard a US missile. Able, a rhesus monkey, died just days after the flight while undergoing surgery to remove a medical electrode. Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey, lived to the age of 27 and is buried on the grounds of the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where she spent most of her life. Able was preserved and can now be seen where? More… Discuss

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Today’s Birthday: IGOR SIKORSKY (1889) builder i=of firs multi-motored plane


Igor Sikorsky (1889)

After studying engineering in Kiev, Sikorsky devoted himself to developing the helicopter. In 1910, after failing to build a workable model, he turned to fixed-wing airplane design, and, several years later, he built and flew the first multi-motored plane, a four-engine aircraft with an innovative enclosed cabin. Sikorsky immigrated to the US in 1919 and had continued success designing airplanes. How long would it be before he finally realized his dream of building his first working helicopter? More… Discuss

“SPIDER DAN” SCALES 110-STORY SEARS TOWER (1981)


“Spider Dan” Scales 110-Story Sears Tower (1981)

After witnessing a deadly high-rise hotel fire, Dan Goodwin resolved to call attention to the need for better skyscraper firefighting and rescue techniques. Six months after the blaze, he donned a homemade Spider-Man suit and, using suction cups and climbing gear, began an ascent of Chicago’s Sears Tower—then the world’s tallest building. He reached the top seven hours later and was promptly arrested. What structure—formerly the world’s tallest—did he climb with no equipment, twice in one day? More… Discuss

The Handbook of Human Ownership – A Manual for New Tax Farmers


This Day in the Yesteryear: PRO WRESTLER OWEN HART FALLS TO HIS DEATH IN THE RING (1999)


Pro Wrestler Owen Hart Falls to His Death in the Ring (1999)

Regardless of whether one considers professional wrestling a sport or merely choreographed entertainment, one cannot deny that wrestlers often risk serious injury in the ring. High-flying stunts and feats of flamboyant showmanship are now par for the course. Tragically, the dangerous nature of wrestling was graphically illustrated in 1999, when Hart, one of professional wrestling’s most respected stars, was killed during a live event. The tragedy unfolded when what stunt went horribly wrong? More… Discuss

Owen James Hart (* May 7 1965 in Calgary , † May 23 1999 in Kansas City ) was a Canadian wrestler . He was the brother of the successful wrestler Bret Hart , son of Stu Hart and brother of Davey Boy Smith and Jim Neidhart . In 1999 he came during a WWF event large enough for a non-secured and failed Stunt killed.

This Day in the Yesteryear: NUCLEAR SUBMARINE USS SCORPION SINKS, CAUSE UNKNOWN (1968)


Nuclear Submarine USS Scorpion Sinks, Cause Unknown (1968)

On May 21, 1968, the crew of the US Navy‘s Scorpion submarine engaged in communications with land stations. Six days later, the submarine was reported overdue. After an unsuccessful search, the Scorpion and its crew were “presumed lost.” However, in October, a Navy research ship located sections of the submarine’s hull in approximately 10,000 feet (3,048 m) of water about 400 miles (644 km) southwest of the Azores. What are some theories about how the Scorpion may have sunk? More… Discuss

 

TRAINED HONEYBEES COULD LEAD THE WAY TO LAND MINES: Does that mean weaponized bees?


Trained Honeybees Could Lead the Way to Land Mines

Wars may end, but the dangers they pose to civilian populations can persist for generations. In the nearly two decades since the Balkan wars were brought to a close,land mines left over from the conflict have taken the lives of 316 people in Croatia. Of them, 66 were engaging in the painstaking and dangerous process of demining. Now, researchers there are turning to honeybees, which have an incredibly keen sense of smell, in the hope that they can be trained to seek out unexploded land mines with greater accuracy and less risk of inadvertent detonation than current techniques. More… Discuss

Wars may end, but the dangers they pose to civilian populations can persist for generations. In the nearly two decades since the Balkan wars were brought to a close, land mines left over from the conflict have taken the lives of 316 people in Croatia. Of them, 66 were engaging in the painstaking and dangerous process of demining. Now, researchers there are turning to honeybees, which have an incredibly keen sense of smell, in the hope that they can be trained to seek out unexploded land mines with greater accuracy and less risk of inadvertent detonation than current techniques. More… Discuss

Just a Thought…On claims of talent to find talent (or if you have no talent…use others!)


“One,

Surrounding oneself
with
Other people’s creativity
Authentic people, with authentic creativity,

Doesn’t make one more creative than a
Black Hole
In fact any vacuum cleaner is ten folds more creative!”

George B.

To think or not to think (poetic thought by George-B)


To think or not to think (poetic thought by George-B)

To think or not to think,

is a question as fundamental as
to be or not to be, because:

Not to think is to be not, in fact more evolved as a grain  of sand,
maybe less, considering all
a grain of sand, potentially have experienced….

So: if grains of sand could unleash their memory
of the things they’ve become aware of,
imagine the images, the aromas, the sounds, of being a grain of sand….

To be a grain of sand, or a human, is now the choice…but:

can you afford to be, as apparently unmoved and unimate as  a grain of sand? 

This Day in the Yesteryear: NINE-YEAR-OLD CYNTHIA ANN PARKER KIDNAPPED BY COMANCHES (1836)


Nine-Year-Old Cynthia Ann Parker Kidnapped by Comanches (1836)

Parker was a young girl when Comanches raided Fort Parker—located in what is now Texas—and massacred its inhabitants, capturing her in the process. Raised by her captors, she was adopted into the tribe and went on to bear the last great Comanche chief, Quanah Parker. At first, Quanah led raids on frontier settlements, but after his defeat and surrender, he learned to live alongside his white neighbors and eventually became the richest Native American in the US. What became of his mother? More… Discuss

Published on Nov 6, 2012

 

The extraordinary life of pioneer Cynthia Ann Parker and her son Quanah, the last chief of the Quahadi Comanche, are shown in a unique exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library, near Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. It is one of the largest ever assembled exhibits depicting the lives of these important historical figures, with 60 images and over 100 historical items, plus a speaker series. Free to the public in the Library’s gallery, from September 20 through December 15, 2012. 

For updates during the exhibit, see the exhibit Event Page on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/events/28630…

For speaker schedule information, see the Library’s website at http://fortworthtexas.gov/library/inf…

Follow the Library on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/fortworthlibrary and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FtWorthLibrary

 

TYPHOID FEVER


Typhoid Fever

A potentially fatal disease characterized by high fever, headache, intestinal bleeding, and rose-colored spots on the skin, typhoid is caused by the bacillusSalmonella typhi. The bacterium is passed into the waste of infected patients and is transmitted chiefly through contaminated food or water, a pathway of disease transmission known as the fecal-oral route. The most notorious carrier of typhoid in history, Mary Mallon, or “Typhoid Mary,” infected how many people during her lifetime? More…Discuss

Despair (poetic thought by George-B)


Scream of the world (poetic thought by George-B)

The world is made of noisy silence-
a silence all so worldly-
Within the wavy textured void-
the padded silence-
Resides the deafening-silent-

Scream of the world.

BOAT CARRYING CYCLONE EVACUEES CAPSIZES OFF BURMESE COAST


Boat Carrying Cyclone Evacuees Capsizes off Burmese Coast

A boat carrying about 100 people being evacuated ahead of Cyclone Mahasen, which is expected to hit westernBurma later in the week, capsized on Monday, and at least 50 of the passengers are feared dead. The evacuees were Rohingya Muslims who had been living in temporary camps in Rakhine after being displaced from their homes by violence last year. Tens of thousands of displaced people are living in vulnerable, low-lying, makeshift camps near the coast, and the evacuations were undertaken at the UN’s urging. Sadly, a measure aimed at safegaurding the people instead hastened their deaths. More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: SUICIDAL PASSENGER BRINGS DOWN PACIFIC AIR LINES FLIGHT 773 (1964)


Suicidal Passenger Brings Down Pacific Air Lines Flight 773 (1964)

In early May, Francisco Gonzales—a disturbed former member of the Philippine Olympic sailing team—bought a gun and life insurance and began talking about killing himself. He followed through on his threat during a flight to San Francisco, but he did more than just end his own life; he took the lives of all 44 people on board by shooting both the pilot and co-pilot, causing the plane to crash. What cockpit security regulation—adopted before the flight—only went into effect after the tragic crash? More…Discuss

Today’s Birthday: SAINT CATHERINE LABOURÉ (1806)


Medal of Mary

Medal of Mary (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Saint Catherine Labouré (1806)

Shortly after Labouré joined the Daughters of Charity, a religious order devoted to serving the poor, she reportedly began having visions of the Virgin Mary. In one, she was shown the design for what has come to be known as the Miraculous Medal, now worn by Christians the world over. Her role in the medal’s creation was concealed until after her death, so she lived out her life in relative obscurity. In 1947, she was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. What invocation appears on the medal? More…Discuss

For three times in 1830 Our Lady appeared to Catherine Labouré, 24 year old novice of Daughters of Charity in Paris. During second apparition Virgin Mary showed Catherine the medal she wanted to be struck. We know it as Miraculous Medal. Here is the short presentation of the life of Saint Catherine Labouré, Daughter of Charity whom Virgin Mary revealed such gracious gift. (the film is courtesy of Sr. Patricia Evanick DC).
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Krótka historia życia św. Katarzyny Labouré, Sostry Miłosierdzia św. Wincentego a Paulo, której w 1830 roku trzykrotnie objawiła się Najswiętsza Pani. W trakcie drugiego objawienia przekazała Katarzynie wizerunek medalu, który Matka Boża chciała aby został wybity. Medal ten znamy jako Cudowny Medalik. Prezentacja obecnie tylko w języku angielskim.

Regina Spektor – Long brown hair


Published on Apr 12, 2012

regina spektor – Long Brown Hair (Live)

Recorded: 15th October 2004, Housing Works

Lyrics:

She had long brown hair
All down her breast
Made me think about my future
Made me think about my past
She was so pretty
As pretty as can be
And I thought:
“My god, why shouldn’t it be me?”

Her skin was tight, her manner was free
She gave me that look that seemed to say:
“Hey you, look at me!”
Her smile was crooked and good
As she sucked her Capri
And I thought:
“My god, why shouldn’t it be me?”

C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon god
Why shouldn’t it be me?

Her body was free!

Don’t tell me what’s proper
Anyone can see
I wasn’t even her first, so don’t blame it on me
She was so pretty, as pretty as can be
And I thought: 
“My god, why shouldn’t it be me?”

Oh c’mon, just this once, lord!
Why shouldn’t it be me?

Her body was free!

You know what the bible says?
I’ll tell you what it says
It says:
“Don’t put a stumbling block in front of someone who can’t see
Don’t put a beautiful body in front of someone who’s hungry,”

She was so pretty
As pretty as can be
And I thought:
“My god, why shouldn’t it be me?”

C’mon lord, why shouldn’t it be me?

Please visit http://www.reginaspektor.com

 

Regina Spektor – “Uh-Merica” [Audio]


Published on Dec 20, 2012

“Uh-Merica” can be heard on the special edition of Begin to Hope. 

Photo Credit: ANDR3W A http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewa1… 

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GROWN UPS JUST AS GUILTY OF TEXTING IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT


Grown Ups Just as Guilty of Texting in the Driver’s Seat

Though young drivers are typically considered the worst offenders when it comes to texting while driving, it turns out that adult drivers surpass them in this regard. A survey conducted by AT&T reveals that more adults are texting behind the wheel in the US than teens, 49 percent versus 43 percent respectively. Of the texting drivers surveyed, 40 percent do so habitually. Nearly all of the respondents claim to be aware of the dangers of texting while driving, yet this is apparently not enough of a deterrent for many. More… Discuss

Uploaded on Jul 24, 2010

 

I put this movie together for my speech in my communication class, But I thought I would share it here and maybe it will help u all decide to make your car a NO PHONE ZONE!!

I do not own this music, or the pictures. I downloaded them for a class project.

10 Most Amazing Streets Around The World


Published on Dec 15, 2012

This list is about ten most amazing streets around the world / planet earth. You may visit one of these nice roads in your next visit to the respective country.

10. Road to giza
9. Pan american highway
8. 9 de julio avenue
7. The ebenezer place
6. The magic roundabout
5. Lombard street, san francisco
4. Savoy court
3. Parliament street in exeter
2. Baldwin street in dunedin
1. Copse hill road in lower slaughter

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Music by: Kevin MacLeod

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE “BEECHING AXE” DECIMATES BRITISH RAILWAYS (1963)


The “Beeching Axe” Decimates British Railways (1963)

In an effort to reduce the cost of running the nationalized railway system of the UK, the British government commissioned a report to find ways to save money. Authored by Dr. Richard Beeching, the report concluded that many of the railway’s lines were costing more to operate than they earned and called for the elimination of unprofitable routes and closure of a large percentage of railway stations. More than 2,000 stations were closed as a result of the “Beeching Axe.” What became of Beeching? More… Discuss