Daily Archives: October 15, 2012

Madonna di Fatima


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Madonna di Fatima  


Oh! Madre buonissima,

non dimenticarti di me quando di te mi dimentico;

non abbandonarmi quando io ti abbandono; seguimi con il tuo celeste sguardo e chiamami quando da te mi allontano;

cercami quando mi nascondo;

inseguimi quando fuggo;

legami quando ti resisto;  domami si mi ribello; alzami quando cado;

riconduci alla tua strada quando mi perdo.

Così sia.

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Students who refuse to be micro-chipped are punished by tyrannical Texas schools

Debt Slavery – Why It Destroyed Rome, and the tale of economic growth

Economic growth or un-economic obesity: That is the question!

Leon The Professional – Shape Of My Heart by Sting

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn’t play for the money he wins
He don’t play for respect
He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance
I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that’s not the shape of my heart
He may play the jack of diamonds
He may lay the queen of spades
He may conceal a king in his hand
While the memory of it fades
I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that’s not the shape of my heart
And if I told you that I loved you
You’d maybe think there’s something wrong
I’m not a man of too many faces
The mask I wear is one
Those who speak know nothing
And find out to their cost
Like those who curse their luck in too many places
And those who fear are lost
I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war
I know that diamonds mean money for this art
But that’s not the shape of my heart


Tell me about Yourself Award: Thanks Maarit (the world of Alexander the Great blog))

Today, my friend Maarit Johanna nominated this blog for Tell Me About Yourself Award.  She is a dear friend of mine, i love all her blogs and i invite you to visit all.You can learn a little history on History of the Ancient World or something about an amazing person, Alexander The Great.  Thank you very much, Maarit for everything and welcome back on WordPress.

The rules for this award :

1.Thank the person who nominated you : Again thank you, Maarit !

2.Tell Seven things about yourself that you haven’t shared yet :

  1.  Yesterday I biked 42 Miles. Upon returning to Liberty Park  where I parked my car, I walk for another 1 hour. 
  2. Today i reached 85% of my WordPress space so I acquired another 10 10 GB (Now that will expire in one year…Got that, ONE YEAR!)
  3. Today I jogged 6 miles ( no, not indoors.) 
  4. The thing is: I’m addicted to roasted almonds (but only to those I personally roast)
  5. If you are interested to know how I do it, I can share that with you right here:                                        
  6. Another new addiction is cocoa beans: guess what I roast htem with: yes the same old Wear-ever popcorn popper!
  7. I’m going to Disneyland! (this weekend)  

3. Nominate 7 bloggers.

Congratulations  friends ! (I hope you can access the post  http://wp.me/p1bDM9-5Pr)


Angela Gheorghiu: “Ständchen” by Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

“Ständchen” D 957, n°4 (Ludwig Rellstab,1799-1860)

Angela Gheorghiu, soprano.
Malcolm Martineau, piano.

Leise flehen meine Lieder
Durch die Nacht zu dir;
In den stillen Hain hernieder,
Liebchen, komm zu mir!

Flüsternd schlanke Wipfel rauschen
In des Mondes Licht;
Des Verräters feindlich Lauschen
Fürchte, Holde, nicht.

Hörst die Nachtigallen schlagen?
Ach! sie flehen dich,
Mit der Töne süßen Klagen
Flehen sie für mich.

Sie verstehn des Busens Sehnen,
Kennen Liebesschmerz,
Rühren mit den Silbertönen
Jedes weiche Herz.

Laß auch dir die Brust bewegen,
Liebchen, höre mich!
Bebend harr’ ich dir entgegen!
Komm, beglücke mich!

texte en frabçais; http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=40928
text in english: http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=36060

YANNI – Nightingale

Schubert- Rondo in A Major for Violin and Strings

Carmencita Lozada: violin-Academic Instrumental Ensemble Mainz-Herbert Emert: conductor-March 3-1975

CARMENCITA LOZADA brought pride and joy to the Filipinos and to the international musical community through her violin virtuosity.

For more than 40 years, she gave concerts in various cities of Europe, North America, Asia and even in countries where the Philippines had no diplomatic relations during that time, and of course in her native land.

European critics acclaimed her as “a passionate violinist” …. “with the devil of a violinist in her blood.”

Click to enlarge image.

Carmencita Lozada
(+ August 15, 2006)
Photo: Munting Nayon Concert,
The Netherlands-June 1997

In her teens, Ms. Lozada won a prize in the International Paganini Competition in Genoa, Italy. Again she entered the same competition and again she won, holding the distinction of the only Filipino to win the tough Paganini competition twice.                (More)

Austrian composer Franz Schubert wrote no concertos for solo instrument and orchestra. Aside from obbligato instruments in some of his songs, most notably the clarinet in Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock) (D. 965), Schubert only wrote two concerted works: the Konzertstuck für Violine und Orchester (Concert Piece for Violin and Orchestra) (D. 345) and the extended Rondo für Violine und Streichorchester (Rondo for Violin and String Orchestra) (D. 438) from June, 1816. The latter is undoubtedly Schubert’s concerted masterpiece. Prefaced by an extended Adagio opening, the Rondo is both a virtuoso display piece for the soloists and a wonderful piece of music in its own right. With three themes (a cheerfully dancing opening theme, a second theme in Schubert’s best faux-volkstone style, and a dramatic closing theme that moves from minor to major) deployed as an extended rondo form moving through Schubert’s favorite third-related keys and climaxing in F major, Schubert’s Rondo is as delightful a work as any of the closing movements of Mozart‘s violin concertos. ~ James Leonard, Rovi

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/rondo-for-violin-strings-in-a-major-d-438#ixzz29PzYG0Ap


Revolution – The Beatles

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right
All right, all right

You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We’d all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We’re doing what we can
But when you want money 
For people with minds that hate
All I can tell is brother you have to wait
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right
All right, all right

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah…

You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You better free you mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right
All right, all right
All right, all right, all right
All right, all right, all right


Agent Orange Food Disorder, AOFD, is an ongoing mutation of cells from consuming pesticide regularly, in other words, it is the cumulative effect of consuming toxins over time

Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News

Health And Wellness Report




Food Safety  :  Poisons in Our Foods – Chemicals – Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

What is A.O.F.D, Agent Orange Food Disorder, and how many Americans have it right now?


by: S. D. Wells


(NaturalNews) “Chronic care management” means someone has a disorder or a disease and the doctors and hospitals aren’t really helping to cure it, they just treat the symptoms with pharmaceuticals and wait for it to get worse. U.S. chronic care management is a well-planned out healthcare system based on the sobering fact that most people make themselves sick and diseased by what they eat and drink, and the popular medicine used to treat this sickness is made from the same chemicals found in what causes it. Still, fewer than 30 percent of the country understands this, and even fewer than that are doing anything about it.

Agent Orange…

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) on Forethought and Instinct (see the difference?)

As a man without forethought scarcely deserves the name of a man, so forethought without reflection is but a metaphorical phrase for the instinct of a beast.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Discuss

My thought on this: Sometimes instinct brings about better outcomes, that forethought….otherwise, let’s say in chess, everybody would win all the time. Also when an instinct is more powerful than any forethought you may have tried…well, it’s OK the choose to guide yourself by… instinct!

Today’s Birthday: Sir Pelham Grenville “P. G.” Wodehouse (1881)

Sir Pelham Grenville “P. G.” Wodehouse (1881)

Wodehouse was an English-American comic writer who enjoyed enormous success during his more than 70-year career. His works are set in Edwardian England and feature idiotic youths, feckless debutantes, redoubtable aunts, and stuffy businessmen. His most famous characters are the young bachelor Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves. Although Wodehouse was knighted shortly before his death, the character of Bertie did cost him entry into the Order of the Companions of Honour in 1967. Why? More… Discuss


This Day in the Yesteryear: Pierre Laval Is Executed for Treason (1945)

Pierre Laval Is Executed for Treason (1945)

In 1942, Laval, a French politician who had advocated collaboration with Nazi Germany, came to power. His government drafted laborers for German factories, cooperated in the deportation of Jews to death camps, and instituted a rule of terror. After France was liberated by the Allies, Laval fled. He was eventually captured and returned to France, where he was convicted of treason and executed. How was Laval’s attempt to escape execution thwarted by his jailers? More… Discuss

Laval and Pétain in Frank Capra documentary

film Divide and Conquer (1943)

Although Pierre-Henri Teitgen, the minister of justice in de Gaulle’s cabinet, personally appealed to Laval’s lawyers to have him attend the hearings, he declined to do so. Teitgen freely confirmed the conduct of Mongibeaux and Mornet, professing he was unable to do anything to curb them. The trial continued without the accused, ending with Laval being sentenced to death. His lawyers were turned down when they requested a re-trial.[44]

The execution was fixed for the morning of 15 October. Laval attempted to cheat the firing squad by taking poison from a phial which had been stitched inside the lining of his jacket since the war years. He did not intend, he explained in a suicide note, that French soldiers should become accomplices in a “judicial crime”. The poison, however, was so old that it was ineffective, and repeated stomach-pumpingsrevived Laval.[45]

Laval requested his lawyers to witness his execution. He was shot shouting “Vive la France!”. The whole prison shouted, “Murderers!” and “Long live Laval!”[46] He “died bravely”, de Gaulle remarked in his memoirs.[47] Laval’s widow declared: “It is not the French way to try a man without letting him speak”, she told an English newspaper, “That’s the way he always fought against – the German way.”[48]

The High Court, which functioned until 1949, judged 108 cases, pronouncing eight death penalties, including one on Pétain but asking that it not be carried out because of his age. Only three of the death penalties were executed: Pierre Laval, Fernand de Brinon, Vichy’s Ambassador in Paris to the German authorities, and Joseph Darnand, head of the Milice.[49] 



Overkill: Bull Shark’s Powerful Bite

Bull sharks may not be the largest sharks lurking in the open water, but they are fearsome predators. Researchers say that, relative to its size, the bull shark’s bite is more powerful than that of any other shark species. Adult bull sharks can bite with a force equal to about 6,000N at the back of the jaw and over 2,000N at the front. Experts are puzzled by the strength of the shark’s bite, as it is much greater than that needed to kill and eat prey.More… Discuss


Eusapia Palladino

Eusapia Palladino

Born in Italy in 1854, Palladino was a Spiritualist medium who travelled the world hosting séances at which tables seemed to levitate and spirits supposedly appeared. Many notable people—including Pierre Curie and Arthur Conan Doyle—became devotees of her. Despite performing under strict conditions that she could control, Palladino was repeatedly exposed as a fraud who pulled stunts like lifting tables with her feet. This prompted some to hold down her shoes during séances. What did she do then? More… Discuss

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds- The Beatles (“Picture yourself in a boat on a river, With tangerine trees and marmalade skies”)

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds 
The Beatles 
Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.
Cellophane flowers of yellow and green,
Towering over your head.
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes,
And she’s gone.
Lucy in the sky with diamonds.
Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
Where rocking horse people eat marshmellow pies,
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers,
That grow so incredibly high.
Newspaper taxis appear on the shore,
Waiting to take you away.
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds,
And you’re gone.
Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
Picture yourself on a train in a station,
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties,
Suddenly someone is there at the turnstyle,
The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes.


When I’m Sixty-Four- The Beatles (“send me a postcard, drop a line, stating point of view”)

From Sgt. Pepper’s lonely hearts club band (1967)

When I get older losing my hair, 
Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine 
Birthday greetings bottle of wine? 

If I’d been out till quarter to three 
Would you lock the door, 
Will you still need me, will you still feed me, 
When I’m sixty-four

oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oooo 
You’ll be older too, (ah ah ah ah ah) 
And if you say the word, 
I could stay with you. 

I could be handy mending a fuse 
When your lights have gone. 
You can knit a sweater by the fireside 
[ Find more Lyrics at http://www.mp3lyrics.org/aK ]
Sunday mornings go for a ride. 

Doing the garden, digging the weeds, 
Who could ask for more? 
Will you still need me, will you still feed me, 
When I’m sixty-four? 

Every summer we can rent a cottage 
In the Isle of Wight, if it’s not too dear 
We shall scrimp and save 
Grandchildren on your knee 
Vera, Chuck, and Dave 

Send me a postcard, drop me a line, 
Stating point of view. 
Indicate precisely what you mean to say 
Yours sincerely, Wasting Away. 

Give me your answer, fill in a form 
Mine for evermore 
Will you still need me, will you still feed me, 
When I’m sixty-four?

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles, holding marching band instruments and wearing colorful uniforms, stand near a grave covered with flowers that spell "Beatles". Standing behind the band are several dozen famous people.
Studio album by The Beatles
Released 1 June 1967
Recorded 6 December 1966 – 21 April 1967,
EMI and Regent Sound studios, London
Genre Rockpsychedelic rockpop
Length 39:42
Label Parlophone (UK), Capitol (US)
Producer George Martin
The Beatles chronology
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
The Beatles US chronology
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Magical Mystery Tour


Grammy Awards

Nominated for seven Grammys in 1968, it won four, including Album of the Year, the first rock album to receive this honour.

Year Winner Award
1968 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album of the Year
1968 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts
1968 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
1968 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Contemporary Album
Grammy Award nominations
Year Nominee Award
1968 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Group Vocal Performance
1968 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Contemporary Vocal Group
1968 A Day in the Life Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Track listing

Sgt. Pepper was the first Beatles album to be released with identical track listings in the UK and the US.[68] The American release did not originally contain the side two runout groove and inner groove sound effects that were restored for the worldwide CD issue, released on 1 June 1987.

All songs written and composed by Lennon–McCartney except where noted. 

Side one  
No. Title Lead vocals Length  
1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”   McCartney 2:02
2. With a Little Help from My Friends”   Starr 2:44
3. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”   Lennon 3:28
4. Getting Better”   McCartney 2:48
5. Fixing a Hole”   McCartney 2:36
6. She’s Leaving Home”   McCartney with Lennon[nb 2] 3:35
7. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!”   Lennon 2:37
Side two  
No. Title Lead vocals Length  
1. Within You Without You” (George Harrison) Harrison 5:04
2. When I’m Sixty-Four”   McCartney 2:37
3. Lovely Rita”   McCartney 2:42
4. Good Morning Good Morning”   Lennon 2:41
5. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)”   Lennon, McCartney and Harrison[nb 3] 1:19
6. A Day in the Life”   Lennon and McCartney 5:39

Track list information according to Graham Calkin, Mark Lewisohn and Ian MacDonald.[73][71][74]

Cover artwork

The gatefold

The gatefold (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The gatefold

The Grammy Award-winning album packaging was art-directed by Robert Fraser, designed by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, his wife and artistic partner, and photographed by Michael Cooper. It featured a colourful collage of life-sized cardboard models of famous people on the front of the album cover and the lyrics printed in full on the back cover, the first time this had been done on a rock LP.[28] The Beatles themselves, in the guise of the Sgt. Pepper band, were dressed in custom-made military-style outfits made of satin dyed in day-glo colours. The suits were designed by Manuel Cuevas.[29] Among the insignia on their uniforms are: MBE medals on McCartney’s and Harrison’s jackets, the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom on Lennon’s right sleeve and an Ontario Provincial Police flash on McCartney’s sleeve.

The inner sleeve

In the centre of the cover all four Beatles stand behind a drum on which are painted the words of the album’s title; the drum was painted by fairground artist Joe Ephgrave.[30] The collage depicted around 60 famous people, including writers, musicians, film stars, and (at Harrison’s request) a number of Indian gurus. The final grouping included Marlene DietrichCarl Gustav JungW.C. FieldsDiana DorsJames DeanBob DylanIssy BonnMarilyn MonroeAldous HuxleyKarlheinz Stockhausen,Sigmund FreudAleister CrowleyT. E. LawrenceLewis CarrollEdgar Allan PoeKarl MarxSir Robert PeelOscar WildeH. G. WellsMarlon BrandoStan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, and Lenny Bruce.[31] Also included was the image of the original Beatles’ bassist, the late Stuart SutcliffePete Best said in a later NPR interview that Lennon borrowed family medals from his (Best’s) mother Mona for the shoot, on condition that he did not lose them. Adolf Hitler and Jesus Christ were requested by Lennon, but ultimately they were left out.[32] A photo also exists of a rejected cardboard printout with a cloth draped over its head; its identity is unknown. The final cost for the cover art was nearly £3,000 (equivalent to £40,606 today) an extravagant sum for a time when album covers would typically cost around £50.[33]

Wake up alone – Amy Winehouse

Great “musical moment”, for a Monday morning!


“Wake Up Alone”

“It’s okay in the day I’m staying busy
Tied up enough so I don’t have to wonder where is he
Got so sick of crying
So just lately
When I catch myself I do a 180
I stay up clean the house
At least I’m not drinking
Run around just so I don’t have to think about thinking
That silent sense of content
That everyone gets
Just disappears soon as the sun sets

This face in my dreams seizes my guts
He floods me with dread
Soaked in soul
He swims in my eyes by the bed
Pour myself over him
Moon spilling in
And I wake up alone

If I was my heart
I’d rather be restless
The second I stop the sleep catches up and I’m breathless
This ache in my chest
As my day is done now
The dark covers me and I cannot…

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Top 10 exercise myths

My Sport-line wrist watch burns twice as many calories as my Bell bike computer. Really it does! Does it mean that I do too? No, it just means that I’m burning an unknown amount of calories, but it’s fun wearing the watch, and it’s good knowing your heart rate 🙂

Rehabilitate Your Heart


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