Daily Archives: October 4, 2012

Sergei Prokofiev – Troika/Romance (from Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60)

Title of Composition: Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Created in: 1933
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic
Conductor: Andre Previn
Recorded in: 1986

Essential Mozart : German Dance No 3 K 605 (The Sleigh Ride): Autumn is here, and a hint of Christmas right along with it!

Cetatea Fagaras si cetatea de la sud: Muntii Fagaras cu dulaul cel curios de bland




Ask my land (poetic thought by George-B)

Find the silence in the land and ask about her story…
But wait: first, look her in the eye, with interest,
intrigued, heartfelt,


invested is more than trivia – it spells compassion.

Fahrenheit 911 – The full length movie-Bush cheated in the 2000 election!

Wings Over Waters

Copyright Louise Hastings 2012
Excerpt appears courtesy of Winter Goose Publishing

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Agent Orange Corn

Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News

Crossroads News : Changes In The World Around Us And Our Place In It

Environmental  :  Corporate Assault on Our Lives And Our Health  – Chemicals – Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) – Poisons in Our Foods – Medical Research

Published on Jun 13, 2012 by wish

There’s a farming controversy over what pesticide critics are calling “Agent Orange Corn”. At the center of the issue is the commonly used herbicide 2-4-D.

Agent Orange – Vietnam

Uploaded by journeymanpictures on Jan 21, 2008

July 2004
The use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War means that for many the war never ended. They’re still suffering the effects of chemical warfare.

Produced by ABC Australia
Distributed by Journeyman Pictures

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Quotation: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) on DIPLOMACY

Diplomacy, n.: The patriotic art of lying for one’s country.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: LOUIS X OF FRANCE (1289)

Louis X of France (1289)

Louis the Stubborn became king of Navarre, a region in the north of Spain bordering France, upon the death of his mother, Joan of Navarre. Upon the death of his father, Philip IV, in 1314, he became king of France. His rule was short-lived. Following a game of tennis in 1316, he drank a large amount of wine and died from an unverified illness. He is remembered primarily for his concessions to the nobility. At the time of his death, his wife was pregnant with his heir. What happened to the child? More… Discuss


Gutzon Borglum Begins Sculpting Mount Rushmore (1927)

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, a massive carving of four US presidents’ heads, each about 60 ft (18 m) high, on the side of a South Dakota mountain, took 400 workers 14 years to complete. Its designer, sculptor Gutzon Borglum—who had previously worked on a Confederate memorial on Georgia’s Stone Mountain—died before Rushmore was completed, and his unfinished Hall of Records behind the heads is off-limits to the public. What nearby mountain sculpture will dwarf Rushmore when completed? More… Discuss

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption]





Speakers’ Corner

Often a scene of lively debate, a speakers’ corner is an area designated for public speech-making. The northeast corner of London’s Hyde Park may be the most famous speakers’ corner, having hosted such orators as Karl Marx and George Orwell. However, speakers’ corners exist—with varying degrees of freedom—around the world, including countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Trinidad and Tobago. One location in the Netherlands, the Spreeksteen of Amsterdam, was created after what notable murder? More… Discuss

Speakers' Corner, Toronto

Speakers’ Corner, Toronto (Photo credit: InSapphoWeTrust)