Daily Archives: April 29, 2011

PBS -2011 Peabody Winners Award: American Masters-LENNONYC


A tribute to John Lennon the Song writer, based on interviews with musicians who worked with him.

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PBS – Washington Week In Review: What’s The Fuss?


(Click the picture in order to watch the video). I find PBS a more down to earth in the reporting and commentaries made. Some of my friends may agree. In any case it is important to follow the political and economical life of our country, to be able to understand why we are, as a people at the present impasse. The same rule that applies to individual is applicable to a country, a politico-economic system: Self sufficiency is a must, and in order to achieve it, it is equally important to manage the income, by trying to live within the your means, and taking steps to improve that status. unfortunately many spend the last dime, and buy on credit, trying to match their income to the expenses.

Another topic of concern is the process of elections, and what many voters fail to understand: A public office is about a person capable and able to represent justly the entire electorate, and to prioritize and address those issues that will weaken the economic prosperity of all citizen. selflessness and not selfishness is the main valor of a political leader, at all levels of public life.

I do not exclude or include anybody in particular, but I think that voting based of charisma, and empty election campaigns promises are a recipe for failure.

Beethoven 5th Symphony (No. 5, graphical score animation, allegro)



A interesting transposition of the “Force Of Destiny”, in graphical representation. For those of us who did not study conducting and may be able to hardly read some notes on a musical score it does show the complex combination of instruments to bring the harmonious whole of the symphony alive.

Deadly Tornadoes: Deaths and Distruction: Deadliest Day Since The Great Depression


This Day In History: WWII: Operation Manna Begins (1945)


WWII: Operation Manna Begins (1945)

During WWII, the Royal Air Force delivered 6,680 tons food into parts of the German-occupied Netherlands, with the acquiescence of the occupying forces, to feed starving Dutch citizens suffering from a famine that ultimately claimed 18,000 lives. Operation Manna, as it was called, was named for the food that the Book of Exodus says miraculously appeared for the Israelites in the wilderness. The mission ended on May 8, when Germany‘s surrender ended the war in Europe. How was the food delivered? More… Discuss

Quotation Of The Day: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)


A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Discuss

Today In The News: Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked to Lower IQ


Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked to Lower IQ

Children whose mothers are exposed to high amounts of certain pesticides while pregnant appear to have lower intelligence quotients (IQs) than their peers when they reach school age. Three US studies have found that a child’s IQ tends to decrease in proportion to its mother’s exposure to organophosphates during pregnancy. While prenatal exposure to these pesticides was linked with childhood IQ, exposure after birth was not, suggesting that organophosphates are more damaging to developing fetuses than to children. More… Discuss