Daily Archives: September 1, 2011

From California Watch – See who is lobbying any bill in California (Who’s Who In the Lobby!)


From California Watch_See who is lobbying any bill in California

From California Watch_See who is lobbying any bill in California

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ProPublica: Our Handy Guide to the Best Coverage on Gov. Rick Perry and His Record


ProPublica_Our Handy Guide to the Best Coverage on Gov Rick Perry and His Record

ProPublica_Our Handy Guide to the Best Coverage on Gov Rick Perry and His Record

Democracy Now: Headlines for September 01, 2011


Democracy Now_Headlines for September 01, 2011

Democracy Now_Headlines for September 01, 2011

Today’s Quotation: Jane Austen (1775-1817)


 

If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory…The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak…We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) Discuss

My take on this:

We are a memory: A physiological memory beyond the individual’s own life experiences. Like migratory birds that have the memory of their annual migration, we are altogether the actualization and reenactment of all we have memorized. When everything else become unfamiliar, we act upon the ancestral memory built in everyone of us. Instinct is a ancestral package of fundamental memory, still memory.

our own memories are indeed a treasured virtual manuscript: Some share it as stories, some write about it, some others compose music, based on it. In a form or another we all want to share it, and pass it on.

Today’s Birthday: Rocky Marciano (1923)


Rocky Marciano (1923)

Marciano turned to professional boxing in 1947, after failing to become a professional baseball player. On his climb to the heavyweight title, he became the second boxer ever to knock out Joe Louis. He won the title in 1952 and defended it 6 times before retiring. The only heavyweight champion with a perfect professional record, he was undefeated in 49 fights—43 won by knockout. A test of the force of his punch found that it carried enough energy to lift how much weight one foot off the ground? More… Discuss

This Day in History: Germany Invades Poland (1939)


Germany Invades Poland (1939)

After staging Polish attacks on German forces to create the appearance of Polish aggression, Germany invaded Poland, beginning WWII. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later, and all the members of the Commonwealth of Nations, with the exception of Ireland, rapidly followed suit. The German blitzkrieg crushed the Polish defenses. Within a month all of Poland was occupied by German forces as well as the forces of what state with whom Germany had just signed a non-aggression pact? More… Discuss