Daily Archives: September 22, 2012

One Lovely Blog awards ( another award, this time from AlilCm)


Dear Friends,

Recently I have been once again nominated for One Lovely Blog Award by one of our friends, AnilCm at “My Travels & Photography”  a wonderful album of travels, worth discovering, visiting, and following. 

Thank you AmilCm , for honoring me with this award, and Congratulations for you Award!

Here are the rules that come with accepting this nomination:

(a) Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post (and put in the logo)
(b) Share 7 things about yourself
(c) Nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire
(d) Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know

Here are the 7 things about myself:

1. I don’t travel to too many new places: I try to discover the new detail offered by the same know surroundings – sometimes I get lucky.

2. I think that acquiring anything, including knowledge, without sharing it is a fail enterprise.

3. I stop, listen, watch and observe: Then I make a memory.

4. I fall in love everyday with Today, but I keep a constant admiration in my heart for Yesterday.

5. If I was to assess the age of humanity, I think we’re still a kindergarten age species.

6. I think that wisdom comes to those who take time to remember their life experiences without exeption.

7. One day I discover a funny looking piece of driftwood, on a sandy beach. I took it to my home. The next day it was a wooden duck! (Call me Gepetto!)

And now the nominees for One Lovely Blog awards :

CONGRATULATIONS!   Share, share and share!

Nigel Farage Was Right!


This video has been taken with permission from Europarl. An excellent channel everyone should subscribe to!

http://www.ukipmeps.org – Download ‘Debt Union’ Banner from here:http://www.ukipmeps.org/uploads/image/debtunion.jpg

Trapped Inside an Economic Prison (Full version: 14:33)

A collage of speeches by UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and Brussels as Co-President of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group (EFD).

Excerpts relate to the euro currency crisis leading up to the bailouts of Greece (May 2010), Ireland (November 2010) and Portugal (April 2011).

Credits (coming soon)

Unfortunate EU(SSR) Member States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom

The legislators in the US have too much power and president Dwight Esienhower’s warning about the Military Industrial Complex gaining too much power is here already. 

Perhaps theres a new way to govern. Time to hold politcians feet to the fire and shackle the lobbyists. 


09/22/2012 TALKING EUROPE (from France 24 International)


Presented from the European Parliament in Brussels by Christophe Robeet, Talking Europe will focus on major news items in the European Union. On the set, our specialists will analyze EU institution.
Christophe Robeet brings you a fresh look from Brussels. First, two MEPs face off on a burning issue that affects the lives of Europeans. Then, we interview a European leader in partnership with RFI. The show is produced with the help of the European Parliament and Commission. Every other Saturday at 12.40am. 

All shows: 



Karen Gillan Appears on the Paul O’Grady Show

Quotation: George Bernard Shaw on Brahms Requiem

There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Discuss

Brahms Requiem, How Lovely is thy dwelling place, Exultate Festival Choir

This well known anthem is performed by the Exultate Festival Choir & Orchestra, Dr. Thomas Rossin, Conducting. Taken from live performances spring of 2009.


Today’s Birthday: MICHAEL FARADAY (1791)


Michael Faraday (1791)

Despite having little formal education, Faraday is responsible for some of the most significant scientific developments in history. His contributions include discovering electromagnetic induction, inventing the first electric motor and dynamo, developing the devices now known as Faraday cages, demonstrating the relation between electricity and chemical bonding, and discovering the effect of magnetism on light. In the 1850s, he refused—on ethical grounds—to advise the British government on what? More…Discuss


This Day in the Yesteryear: NATHAN HALE IS HANGED FOR SPYING (1776)


Nathan Hale Is Hanged for Spying (1776)

A young teacher at the start of the American Revolution, Hale joined the Continental Army and volunteered for the dangerous mission of spying on British forces. The inexperienced 21-year-old managed to penetrate the British lines but was captured and hanged without trial. His last words, reported as, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” became a symbol of the Revolutionary spirit. Yet, some question whether these were his exact words. What might he have actually said? More…Discuss





Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, was a French courtier. Although disliked by King Louis XIV, Saint-Simon established himself at the court of Versailles, where he was privy to all sorts of gossip and petty intrigues. In 1739, he began writing his memoirs. Despite his lack of literary technique or regard for grammar, Saint-Simon’s behind-the-scenes account of life at the court is considered an indispensable, albeit flawed, historical source. After Saint-Simon’s death, who seized his writings?More… Discuss