Daily Archives: October 28, 2011

Farage and Duncan Smith clash on Europe referendum (BBC News – Question Time, 27.10.2011)

The Truth Behind – The Truth Behind the Devil’s Bible (from National Gegraphic Channel)

 http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/the-truth-behind/ Allegedly made from the skins of 160 donkeys, the Codex Gigas is the world’s largest and most mysterious medieval manuscript.

Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi charged with shoplifting at Neiman Marcus (from San Francisco Chronicle)

Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi charged with shoplifting at Neiman Marcus

Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi charged with shoplifting at Neiman Marcus (Click here to read this story at San Francisco Chronicle, if you so wish!)

Democracy Now interview with Brian Willson

Democracy Now interview with Brian Wilson

Democracy Now interview with Brian Willson (Click here to watch the interview)

Quan Apologizes To ‘Occupy Oakland’ For Violence In Statement

Two days after authorizing the use of force against protesters at the “Occupy Oakland” camp, Mayor Jean Quan issued a statement apologizing for the violence. Robert Lyles reports.

via Quan Apologizes To ‘Occupy Oakland’ For Violence In Statement.

I am glad that Scott is better and hope that he will not have  permanent and debilitating neurological damage, requiring a lifetime of daily treatment.

“Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g. occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is a broader category because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain, such as the scalp and skull.

TBI is a major cause of death and disability worldwide, especially in children and young adults. Causes include falls, vehicle accidents, and violence…”
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traumatic_brain_injury)

Taiwan museum unveils controversial Ai Weiwei art (from France 24 International)

Taiwan museum unveils controversial Ai Weiwei art (from France 24 International)

Taiwan museum unveils controversial Ai Weiwei art (from France 24 International) (click here to follow the story at France24 Intenational)Ai Weiwei " Forever Bicycles"


Democracy Now: October 28, 2011

Democracy Now_0ctober 28 2011

Democracy Now_0ctober 28 2011 (click here to access the news from Democracy Now)

Today’s Birthday: Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837)

Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837)

Tokugawa was the 15th and last shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. The Tokugawa family held the shogunate and controlled Japan from 1603 to 1867. Beginning at the time of Yoshinobu’s birth, there were numerous peasant uprisings and samurai unrest. Undermined by increasing foreign incursions, the Tokugawa were overthrown by an attack of provincial forces from Choshu, Satsuma, and Tosa, who restored the Meiji emperor to power. Yoshinobu resigned in 1867. How did he spend his retirement? More… Discuss

Quotation of the Day: Francis Bacon – How to Paradise (on Paradise Lost)

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Discuss

My take on this: The Garden of Eden might have been a place of bliss (ignorant of Power and Knowledge.) What good are they both if they displace you from your natural place: The fruits of power and knowledge are deemed to fall out of grace and loose it.

This Day in History: Statue of Liberty Is Dedicated (1886)

Statue of Liberty Is Dedicated (1886)

The Statue of Liberty, originally known as Liberty Enlightening the World, was proposed by French historian Édouard Laboulaye in 1865 to commemorate the alliance of France with the American colonies during the American Revolution. Designed by French sculptor F. A. Bartholdi, the statue is 152 ft (46 m) high and is possibly the tallest metal statue ever made. It was shipped to New York in 1885, assembled, and dedicated in 1886. What New York tradition originated during the dedication? More… Discuss