Daily Archives: September 24, 2012

Love, ( poetic thought by George-B)


Love,  

( poetic thought by George-B)

I love you –

At night lets discover 

The universe together,

 Go

where stars live

on the dark side of the moon,

in the whirls of the  Solar wind,

let’s get a midnight suntan

under the cold moonlight –

I love you…

(also posted here)

customs officials and immigration officers would have the power to take DNA samples without a passenger’s consent, the Home Office confirmed


Wow!

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Politics, Legislation and Economy News

Government Overreach :  Hypocrisy – Invasion Of Privacy – Fundamental Rights – Security – War on terror

Terror laws: customs officials could take passengers’ DNA

Passengers could be forced to provide fingerprints and DNA samples against their will as they pass through airports, under planned changes to anti-terror laws.

Theresa May is considering scaling back terror checks at Britain’s borders.
Almost 70,000 passengers were stopped and questioned under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act last year Photo: PA

By Tim Ross, Political Correspondent

For the first time, customs officials and immigration officers would have the power to take mouth swabs or hair samples without a passenger’s consent, the Home Office confirmed.

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is proposing to reform existing powers that police and immigration officers have to stop and search anyone entering the UK, regardless of whether they are suspected terrorists.

The government conceded that there were concerns that the sweeping powers were being…

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At Santa Ana River Mouth Beach (My digital oil paintings)


At Santa Ana River Mouth Beach (My digital oil paintings)

At Santa Ana River Mouth Beach (My digital oil paintings)

Sidewalk chalk art -Huntington Beach Pier #2


Sidewalk calk art -Huntington Beach Pier

Sidewalk chalk art -Huntington Beach Pier

Sidewalk Chalk Art- Huntington Beach Pier


Sidewalk Calk Art- Huntington Beach Pier

Sidewalk Chalk Art- Huntington Beach Pier

Quote F.Scott Fitzgerald: On criticizing


“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
– F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby, Ch. 1

 

What Today Has to Say: Washington Irving on ‘the true enchanter’


He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.

Washington Irving (1783-1859) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: F. SCOTT FITZGERALD (1896)


 

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896)

An American novelist and short-story writer, Fitzgerald was the literary spokesman of the “jazz age” of the 1920s. The characters in his books—which include This Side of ParadiseThe Beautiful and the Damned, and his masterpiece, The Great Gatsby—lead madcap, gin-drenched, spiritually bankrupt lives that closely resemble his own. In his later years, Fitzgerald was plagued by financial worries and his wife’s insanity. Why might he have lied about having tuberculosis? More… Discuss

Who didn’t read F Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘A Diamond as Big as the Ritz’ or ‘The Great Gatsby’ at uni?

Not in for any Eng Lit course but for the sheer Jazz Age excess expressed in the stories. And of course for the delicious writing – like creme brulee.

Curiously though and when I think back, I had absolutely no mental image of either the writer or his wife.

Apart from photographs, I was stunned to find so much film footage!

So, Zelda as a young woman and walking about rather saucily and hip-swinging in a garden.

A little older and playing gaily about in a street.

The couple with daughter Frances and in a garden.

On the Riviera

And in a cafe.

And finally, F Scott Fitzgerald working on ‘The Great Gatsby’.

Happily, my visual memory bank of the gilded and alcoholic couple is now full to overflowing!


American nation was founded on the Word of God. Except for the rich who have gone to America with thoughts of expansion, in ev-middle, many dedicated Christians have fled the path Inchizition. Christian values were found later in the U.S. Constitution and are the basis of any democratic society. 
Now, however, these values are violated or replaced. Behind them are hiding more and more opportunistic.
U.S. Constitution to gradually give up those values, which are not just to protect people and society of individual and global consequences of sin. 
When will people realize this will be too late if it is not already.

The Great Gatsby (7/9) Movie CLIP – Rich Girls Don’t Marry Poor Boys (1974) HD

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: BLACK FRIDAY (1869)


 

Black Friday (1869)

In 1869, American financial speculators Jay Gould and James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market by trying to prevent the sale of government gold, which they hoped to achieve by influencing President Ulysses Grant. The plan backfired when Grant discovered the plot and released $4 million of government gold for sale. On a day that came to be known as Black Friday, the price of gold plummeted, panic ensued, and thousands were ruined—though not Gould or Fisk. How did they gain access to Grant?More… Discuss

 

SPEECHJAMMER EARNS IG NOBEL PRIZE


 

SpeechJammer Earns Ig Nobel Prize

If you have ever had the desire to silence a blowhard, you need the SpeechJammer, a device that disrupts a person’s speech by playing it back with a slight delay, confusing the speaker just enough to stop talking. Its inventors were among those honored this year with Ig Nobel Prizes—a parody of the Nobel Prizes—for achievements that “first make people laugh and then make them think.” Other awardees include psychologists who found that leaning to the left makes theEiffel Tower seem smaller, physicists who devised an equation that predicts the shape of a ponytail, and a Russian company that converted old ammunition into diamondsMore… Discuss

 

GLORY – an optical phenomenon


Glory

A glory is an optical phenomenon that appears as a halo of colored rings around the observer’s shadow when it falls on a cloud or fog bank. It is only visible when the observer is between the Sun and the cloud and is caused by water droplets backscattering light. A glory can be seen by air travelers when their plane’s shadow falls on clouds below or by a hiker as his or her shadow falls on fog further down a mountain. Glories are occasionally observed in combination with what other phenomenon? More… Discuss

Settling the Rdio vs Spotify Debate! – AppJudgment


Settling the Rdio vs Spotify Debate! - AppJudgment

Settling the Rdio vs Spotify Debate! – AppJudgment (click here to access video at Dailymotion)


Not Kosher, not matter what religion you profess!

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Corporate Assault on Our Lives And Our Health

Activism – Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) – Poisons in Our Foods

Victory in Brooklyn Over Wal-mart

Good news from the fight against the aggressive corporate consolidation of our nation’s food system: in America’s largest city, Walmart has been beaten back! Last week, the oppressive retail giant and the country’s second-largest company (trailing only the fossil fuel mega-giant Exxon Mobil) announced that it was giving up on its multi-year effort to build its first New York City store, in Brooklyn. Along with the many labor, community, social justice and environmental organizations aligned in the fight against Walmart, consumer and food safety groups like ours are declaring victory in this battle for New York City. But the struggle continues.

For years…

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The middle class in America is being systematically destroyed.


Viva Obamarama: keeling US mediocre!

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Politics, Legislation and Economy News

Economic News :  Fiscal Irresponsibility – Banking/Financial Corruption – Jobs – Foreclosure/Mortgage crisis – Rising Costs

US: 84 Statistics That Prove That The Decline Of The Middle Class Is Real And That It Is Getting Worse

 

By Michael Snyder | Blacklisted News

The middle class in America is being systematically destroyed.  Once upon a time the United States had the largest and most vibrant middle class in the history of the world.  The rest of the globe looked at us in envy and wondered what we were doing right.

But now everything seems to be going wrong for the middle class.  Millions of our jobs have been shipped out of the country and competition for the remaining jobs is keeping wages at depressed levels.  Meanwhile, the cost of living just keeps going up and up and middle class budgets are being stretched and strained like never…

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Chicago classical musicians on strike


War: What is good for? so we can have strikes, poverty, and they can have delusions of power!

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This music video from the USA says about itself:

Elgar – Nimrod (from “Enigma Variations“)

Daniel Barenboim with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, opening the 1997 season at Carnegie Hall in this gorgeously performed dedication to the recently deceased Sir Georg Solti. Solti was the previous music director of the CSO for many years.

By Kristina Betinis in the USA:

Chicago Symphony musicians walk out

24 September 2012

On Saturday, over one hundred Chicago Symphony Orchestra players rejected the Orchestra Association’s final offer of a three-year concessions contract. The players formed picket lines outside of Orchestra Hall ahead of a scheduled evening performance.

This is the first strike at the CSO in more than twenty years. In 1991, Chicago Symphony musicians were on strike for three weeks.

The players’ contract expired September 16, and negotiations for a new contract took place throughout the summer months.

The issues…

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