Daily Archives: July 11, 2012

Johnny Cash – Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Mahalia Jackson Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Do you recall: Ship of Fools (1965) Trailer

One of the most wonderful movies ever made… 

Russia Moves To Restrict Internet Sites — Putin Crackdown Supported By InfoWatch CEO


While declaring the demise of the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin is close to enacting sweeping new powers to regulate the Web and block sites of his government’s choosing.  He has received support from Natalya Kaspersky, chief executive of InfoWatch, who said that the Web could use some government control and that civil libertarians are exaggerating concerns about Putin’s control of speech on the Internet. For those people signing up with InfoWatch, it may come as a bit of a surprise that the company is aligned with a man who is rolling back on basic civil liberties for millions and working to limit speech on the Internet — a threat to his authoritarian agenda. Kaspersky actually heralds the possible benefits of a Russian blacklist controlled by Putin.

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Inspiring Quote by Helen Keller

Live by example, llive as if you desired to be one, and by th eway: You are an example, no matter what you do or don’t do…

Inspiring Quotes Daily

An inspirational quote by Helen Keller on living life fully!

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Another California city opts for bankruptcy (from San Francisco Chronicle)

Another California city opts for bankruptcy (from San Francisco Chronicle)

Another California city opts for bankruptcy – from San Francisco Chronicle              (click on the picuture to access the news)

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Suc de soc: A delcious beverage!


Daca ati avut norocul sa copilariti la țara, atunci cu siguranta va aduceti aminte de excelentul suc de soc al bunicii! Ei bine, nu am mai baut asa ceva de pe la 12 ani – daca nu punem la socoteala zeama chimica numita “Suc de soc si lamiie”, pe care o gasiti sub denumirea firmei “Clever” la Billa (si costa 1 RON doi litri!). Din cauza asta, vedeti voi, cind am observat anul trecut (deh, pina atunci eram ocupat pina peste cap) ca in Budapesta creste socul prin parcuri, o idee mica si draceasca mi-a incoltit in minte. Nu am avut atunci nici curajul, nici timpul sa o pun in practica. Insa ideea a prins radacini, iar anul asta s-a cerut realizata. Da, intrucit este sezonul florilor de soc, m-am apucat sa fac suc de soc (pe linga faptul ca sucul e foarte bun, socul este excelent pentru sanatate –…

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What tastes good on Mars? (from Time Magazine – Healthland)

Space Food

Space Food  (click to read the story at Time Magazine Healthland)

Jolting the mind for action: from The Nader Page

These are suggested summer readings from Ralph Nader to activate the citizen’s mind:  More…



Sandboarding is a sport similar to snowboarding, except that instead of sliding down the side of a snowy mountain, participants slide down sand dunes—some of which can be hundreds of feet high. For practical reasons, it is most prevalent in desert or coastal regions, and several sandboarding competitions and championships are held around the world. One significant drawback to boarding on sand instead of snow is that, unlike on mountains, dune riders do not have what convenience? More… Discuss


Skylab Returns to Earth (1979)

Five years after it was abandoned in orbit, the US space laboratory Skylab began to fall back toward Earth. The impending re-entry and breakup became an international media event, as it was unclear exactly when or where the debris would land. News organizations went so far as to offer rewards for surviving pieces of the spacecraft. The debris finally crashed to Earth in Western Australia, earning NASA a $400 fine for littering from the Shire of Esperance. When was the fine paid? More… Discuss

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) on Occasional Excess

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: JOHN QUINCY ADAMS (1767)

John Quincy Adams (1767)

The son of a US president, Adams accompanied his father on diplomatic missions as a child and began his own political career at 14. A talented ambassador, he became secretary of state under President James Monroe. In 1824, he defeated Andrew Jackson in the presidential race, but he was unpopular in this role and lost to Jackson in the next election. He was then elected to Congress, where he served until his death. An outspoken opponent of slavery, he defended what famous mutineers in 1841? More… Discuss


Physics Study Finds Fatal Flaw in Batman’s Cape

A group of physics students from the University of Leicester dealt a crushing blow to Batman fans around the globe with their assertion that although the caped-crusader would be able to glide from tall buildings, the impact of landing would probably kill him. The students based their calculations on the cape worn by the crime-fighter in the 2005 film Batman Begins. Their paper, titled “Trajectory of a falling Batman,” notes that if Batman were to leap from the top of a 492-ft- (150-m-) tall building, his cape’s 15-ft (4.7-m) wingspan would support a 1,148-ft (350-m) glide, but he would end up hitting the ground at a likely fatal 50 mph (80.5 km/h). More… Discuss