Monthly Archives: February 2013

Whant to go for a ride? How To Clean Your Bike Like A Pro

Cleaning your bike chain, gears and other moving parts is an essential part of bike maintenance. 
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With the help of the Orica GreenEDGE pro cycling team and Neal Rogers of we look at why you need to get rid of the muck on your bike post-ride, then how to go about making sure your bike is properly cleaned. Pro tips include using a paint brush to make sure you get degreaser into all the nooks and crannies in your drivetrain and drying your bike after washing it.

Music: Randa and the Soul Kingdom – Feel it in your soul:

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Deer Attacks Cyclist (How do they know when to cross the road?)

Jeffro gets served by a Deer during the 2013 Monster Cross and Mountain Bike Presented by GROUNDFORCE

And the deer thinks: “To cross or not to cross: That is the question!”

the embrace (poetic thought by George-B) —-Now on Soundcloud!—-

Embrace (poetic thought by George-B)

“We never let go from our embrace –
I did not want to be the one, 
the one to break the bliss.
So on we kept and even now
we’re still engaged in the first hug…”

The dream of youth,
the dream of love,
that life has built inside us
to cherish rather than to mourn
that we have missed,
today and days to come.

Close your yese, than imagine YOU being in the crossfires of Collateral Damage: Now, How do you feel?

Hidden Agendas


Published on 28 Feb 2013

Greetings citizens of the world,

We were warned in the past about the military-industrial complex, the issues we face are not new ones. It’s important to learn from the past, otherwise the past is doomed to repeat itself in the future. We are on the verge of going down a dark and scary road…

Over the past several years, military “urban warfare drills” have been increasing in frequency and intensity. The department of homeland security has purchased over two billion round of ammunition, military vehicles are being outfitted with woodland (or forest) camouflage, the NDAA is in affect so any American could be arrested by the military legally on U.S. soil. They are preparing for a civil war…

It’s vitally important we don’t fall into their trap, if they want war, we must ensure they never get one. Peace is the only…

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One’s lost cause today, will become many others’lost causes Tomorrow!

A Good Man Goes to War

A Good Man Goes to War” is the seventh episode of the sixth series of the British science fiction television seriesDoctor Who, and was first broadcast on BBC One on 4 June 2011 and served as a mid-series finale. The episode was written by Steven Moffat and directed by Peter Hoar.  (Read More Here)

“Demons run when a good man goes to war
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war

Friendship dies and true love lies
Night will fall and the dark will rise
When a good man goes to war

Demons run, but count the cost
The battle’s won, but the child is lost”

DOCTOR WHO Coming Soon Teaser 2013 – BBC America

“Running away with a Spaceman in a box, anything could happen to you…”
“That’s what I’m counting on.”

“I’m the Doctor. I’m an alien from outer space. I’m a thousand years old, I’ve got two hearts, and I can’t fly a plane!”

“Right then, Clara Oswald. Time to find out who you are…!”



Be sure to subscribe to BBC America‘s YouTube Channel for tons more Exclusive DOCTOR WHO videos:…

Ban Fracking in California – Press Conference Highlights

Highlights from the May 15, 2012 press conference in front of the Inglewood Oil Field in the Baldwin Hills of Los Angeles CA. The conference was called to kick off the BAN FRACKING campaign in California with Food & Water Watch, Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community, Grassroots Coalition and other organizations and activists from the Los Angeles area. Josh Fox, whose Academy Award nominated documentary, Gasland, has brought nationwide attention to the dangerous practice of fracking, was the featured speaker. Go to for more on Gasland.

Other Speakers Included: Kristin Lynch – Food & Water Watch, Dan JacobsonEnvironment California, Paul Ferrazzi – CCSC & Resident of Culver City and Gary Gless – CCSC & Resident of Windsor Hills

For more information and action/petition links for the Los Angeles and to the Food and Water Watch petition, go to:

Quotation: Gilbert Chesterton on “Applied” Philosophy

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE (1533)

Michel de Montaigne (1533)

On his 38th birthday, Montaigne retreated to his library in a tower of his family’s French château, and there he spent most of the next decade thinking, reading, and writing. The result wasEssais, or Attempts, a series of short prose reflections on many subjects that form one of the most captivating and intimate self-portraits ever written. Montaigne’s Essais established the essay as a literary form. What personal tragedy may have prompted Montaigne to begin writing? More… Discuss


THis Day in the Yesteryear: NATO’S FIRST MILITARY ACTION (1994)

NATO’s First Military Action (1994)

Founded in 1949 by the US, Canada, and 10 European countries as a security pact against the Soviet bloc, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization did not actually perform any military operations for its first 45 years in existence. With the fall of the Soviet Union, however, its focus shifted to regional peacekeeping—and thus, in 1994, NATO forces took action in the Bosnian War. After the September 11 attacks, NATO invoked Article 5 of its charter for the first time in history. What is Article 5? More…Discuss

BULLYING HAS LONG-LASTING PSYCHOLOGICAL REPERCUSSIONS: DO something about it -punish the bully for a change!

Bullying Has Long-Lasting Psychological Repercussions

It is well known that the psychological effects of bullying can persist for years, but just how long may surprise you. A recent study found that people who experienced bullying between the ages of nine and 16 were at higher risk for a range of psychiatric conditions, including depressionanxiety, and panic disorder, well into their 20s. Most affected were bully-victims, persons who had been victimized by bullies and who had themselves bullied others. Researchers say these long-term consequences highlight the serious nature of bullying and the importance of finding ways to prevent it. More...Discuss

Oil Well Leaking Methane Gas Causes “Ross Dress for Less” Explosion

March 24, 1985 Ross Dress for Less Explosion
Methane Gas Explosion from leaking abandoned oil well
Fairfax District Los Angeles, CA

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by Stephen Lendman

Veterans Today


It’s no surprise. It’s been that way for years. Iran’s legally entitled to enrich uranium. Dozens of other countries do the same thing.

Tehran alone is criticized. Managed news misinformation begets more of it. Washington, Israel, and European partner collaborators repeat it ad nauseam.

They lie. They know they’re lying. They repeat what they know is false. Media scoundrels regurgitate it. Doing so makes them complicit.

Americans are the least informed, most entertained people anywhere. They’re mindless about what matters most.

Propaganda works. A new Gallup poll explains. It found 99% of Americans believe Iran’s nuclear program threatens US security. Its nonexistent nukes are considered more dangerous than nations with real ones.

Previous polls called Iran America’s top enemy. China ranked second.

Paul Craig Roberts calls thinking America’s “national disability.” Indifference lets Washington get away with murder and much more.

Iran fully complies with…

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sarutulThe Kiss, Constantin Brâncuşi

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Passing Through . . . .

I think this article understates the war risk premium built into pricing. 


Why Are Gas Prices Are Suddenly So High? Blame the Refineries


It’s been an unusually expensive winter for drivers. Instead of dropping like normal during America’s chilly travel lull, average gas prices have marched up to around $3.80-a-gallon. That’s noticeably higher than at this time in any of the past five years, even though the price of oil isn’t much different than it was, say, last February. 

It’s always hard to pin the price at the pump on any single variable, but in a short post today* the Energy Information Agency takes a stab at explaining the run up. Their theory: blame it on the refineries. 

Refiners have kept gasoline production relatively low for the past twelve months, but a recent series of shutdowns everywhere from Philadelphia to Port Arthur, Texas, have made capacity particularly…

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Right…….NOw let’s extent the scale from …Let’s say 1,600 to NOW!

Watts Up With That?

Of course we all know about that other ill-fated unabomber billboard last year that went over like a lead radiosonde balloon, but I like this one by CFACT (minus the date controversy of course).

Drive by this!

Science tells us that there is nothing out of the ordinary about today’s weather. There have always been droughts, floods, fires and storms and they will continue no matter what we do. A little historical research shows us that today’s weather is not even particularly extreme and by some measures is unusually tame.

NOAA and the U.K. Met Office, the two main sources of temperature data the UN’s IPCC rely on most, report that any warming there may have been has been limited to only three quarters of a degree in a century! Three quarters of a degree! Hardly the sort of thing to make a noticeable difference in extreme weather.

Further, the…

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Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven & 100+playlist (Practice ascending everyday….!)

Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven & 100+playlist (Practice ascending the stairway everyday….!)

We Rmember Gloria Swanson 1899-1983

27 years ago we lost a very special actress. She brought us Sunset boulevard, Sadie Thompson and so many others. GloriaSwanson lives forever in our hearts and on screen.

Just a Thought: “There is nothing democratic about Hypocrisy”

Just a Thought:  “There is nothing democratic about Hypocrisy”


Finally, the truth is out! I think is m ore than annoying!

Plato on-line

How to Stop It
When FB suspended my account without giving any reason, I wondered what it was doing with my FB page. Lifehacker gave the answer I suspected all along.

‘Facebook is using you, whether you know it or not. Sometimes it’s obvious: you like a page, you click share, Facebook benefits. Other times, you have no clue until a friend asks you about a photo they saw that you liked. The unfortunate side-effect to all of this is that it can actually make you an unbearable annoyance to your friends, and you probably don’t even know it. Here’s how it works, and how to stop it.

‘When we talk about the ways that Facebook uses your personal information, we’re usually talking about why you should care about your privacy, or how Facebook tracks your activity. In this case, we’re discussing how your Facebook habits are used—with or without…

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Photos by Evan Joseph from the book “NYC at Night”
Music by Gregg Karukas – Deep Into You

GREGG KARUKAS is a smooth jazz keyboardist and pianist, originally from the Washington, D.C.-Maryland area. He experimented with keyboards as a child, but it was not until his teens that he pursued music professionally. Gradually, he developed a melodic and soulful style of music that made him a mainstay on smooth jazz and radio circuit.

Karukas is known to write music that evokes strong emotions. Two of his best-known singles, “Girl in the Red Dress” and “Nightshift”, reflect a style familiar to his fans. Karukas has collaborated with Brazilian composer Dori Caymmi and Ricardo Silveira on several projects. With eleven solo albums and many sessions and tours with prominent jazz artists, Gregg Karukas has established himself as one of the leading musicians of the format.He has a wife named Yvonne and two sons named Stevie and Alex who are musicians.(from Wikipedia)


1-3) Cityscapes of NYC
4) Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges across the East River.
5-6) Manhattan – one of the five islands of New York City, the historic core of the city. 
7) Manhattan night
8-10) Times Square – an area of ​​Midtown Manhattan, at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue.
11) Empire State Building and Chrysler Building
12-13) Empire State Building 1931, 102 floors (443m). The tallest building in New York.
14) Chrysler Building, 1930, 77 floors (319m).
15) General Electric Building,1930,50 floors (195m).
16) Woolworth Building , 1913, 57 floors (241m).
17) Central Park 
18) Central Station (Grand Central Terminal)
19) Federal Hall and the Washington Monument on Wall Street
20) Cityscape
21) Columbus Square (Columbus Circle) with the monument of Columbus 
22) Metal Globe at Columbus Circle
23) Campus of Columbia University (Columbia University)
24-25) Brooklyn Bridge 
26) Manhattan Bridge in the neighborhood
27) Manhattan Bridge Arch
28) Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan
29-30-31-32) Ellis Island in the mouth of the Hudson River. On January 1, 1892 to November 12, 1954 was the biggest point of reception of immigrants in the United States. On the neighboring island of Liberty (Liberty Island) is the Statue of Liberty.
33) John F. Kennedy International Airport
34) Lower Manhattan
35) New York Public Library
36) Lincoln Center – center of musical culture in New York. In the foreground is the Metropolitan Opera
37-38) Guggenheim Museum (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum) – a large collection of modern art. 
39) The Metropolitan Museum of Art – one of the largest art museums in the world
40-41) Office buildings around Foley Square in downtown Manhattan.
42) St. Patrick’s Cathedral
43-44) Queensboro Bridge and the Roosevelt Island
45) Radio City Music Hall – a prestigious concert hall in the center of town, where, in particular, performed the ceremony MTV Video Music Awards
46-47-48) Cityscapes
49-50) Brynt Park and Chrysler Building in the background
51) Stylized Empire State Building retro-eatery Empire Diner in Manhattan, seen in many Hollywood films.
52) Bronze bull on Wall Street
53) The World Financial Center
54) Washington Square Park
55) Cityscape

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The Dick Cavett Show *Full Interview* Janis Joplin, Gloria Swanson, Margot

August 3rd 1970 Dick Cavett talks to legends Janis Joplin and Gloria Swanson, actress Margot Kidder and football player Dave Meggyesy

Jimi Hendrix- Castles made of Sand (“And so castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually.”)

“Castles Made Of Sand”

Down the street you can hear her scream “you’re a disgrace”
As she slams the door in his drunken face,
And now he stands outside and all the neighbours start to gossip and drool.

He cries “Oh girl, you must be mad,
What happened to the sweet love you and me had?”
Against the door he leans and starts a scene,
And his tears fall and burn the garden green.

And so castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually.

A little Indian brave who before he was ten, played war games in
the woods with his Indian friends, and he built a dream that when he
grew up, he would be a fearless warrior Indian Chief.

Many moons passed and more the dream grew strong, until tomorrow
He would sing his first war song,
And fight his first battle, but something went wrong,
Suprise attack killed him in his sleep that night

And so castles made of sand, melts into the sea eventually.

There was a young girl, whose heart was a frown,
Because she was crippled for life, and couldn’t speak a sound
And she wished and prayed she would stop living, so she decided to die.
She drew her wheel chair to the edge of the shore, and to her legs she smiled

“You won’t hurt me no more.”
But then a sight she’d never seen made her JUMP AND SAY
“Look, a golden winged ship is passing my way”
And it really didn’t have to stop…it just kept on going.
And so castles made of sand slips into the sea, 

JIMI HENDRIX : FINAL INTERVIEW & “All Along the Watchtower” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Jimi Hendrix being interviewed in England just seven days before his death .
September 11th 1970 .

Check out this playlist!

Lou Reed talking about Jimi Hendrix

Lou Reed talking about Jimi Hendrix
for educational prposes.
Lou is a good guy ! 🙂…

You Tube – Gone Viral: 50 Cent awkward kiss with Erin Andrews of Fox

While doing interviews on pit road, Erin Andrews bumps into rapper, 50 cent, who shares an awkward kissing moment. Andrews seems preoccupied as 50 goes in for a smooch.

For more NASCAR news, check out:

Buy you kid a computer, immediately, also they should go to school: make sure of that too!

Learn about a new “superpower” that isn’t being taught in in 90% of US schools. 

Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg,, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott.


Qoutation: What Oscar thought about women, who would tell their real age….

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: ALICE HAMILTON (1869) A Pioneer in Industrial Toxicology

Alice Hamilton (1869)

A pioneer in industrial toxicology and the first female faculty member at Harvard University, Hamilton became an authority on lead poisoning and a worldwide specialist in occupational diseases. Her services as an authority on industrial conditions, ailments, and poisons were eagerly sought by government agencies, and her reports on substances such as lead and rubber resulted in improved safety standards in industrial workplaces across the US. Her name was once included in what unlikely list? More… Discuss


This day in the Yesteryear: IRELAND LEGALIZES DIVORCE (1997)

Ireland Legalizes Divorce (1997)

The culture of Ireland has long been strongly influenced by the Roman Catholic Church, to which most of the country belongs. Thus, until 1997, the Republic of Ireland had no legal provision for divorce—and though many couples were living apart, they were not free to remarry other people. Once the divorce legislation was passed, the number of separated couples in Ireland did increase but not dramatically. Despite the position of the Church in Ireland, what pagan customs still persist there? More… Discuss



Chinese Cancer Villages Officially Acknowledged

For years, the media has reported on so-called cancer villages in China, but the Chinese government has never publicly acknowledged the existence of such villages until now. A recent report from the Chinese environment ministry cites exposure to toxic chemicals—many of which are banned in developed nations—as a causative factor in the emergence of cancer villages. The report does not elaborate on what constitutes such a village, but it is generally understood to be one in which cancer rates are disproportionately high, often as a result of industrial pollutionMore… Discuss



The Scofield Reference Bible

In the mid-1600s, Archbishop James Ussher of Ireland calculated the date of Creation as 4004 BCE. For many modern-day Christians, the first time they encountered that date was in the pages of the Scofield Reference Bible. Written in 1909 and revised in 1917, the work contained the traditional King James Version of the Bible along with detailed commentary, a thematic cross-referencing system, and a chronological framework. The work promoted dispensationalism, which is a belief in what? More… Discuss


We keep reading about the dangers of pesticides, but we a re desensitized to the meaning of all the terminal medical conditions that we are opening ourselves to when we ear, breath and drink pesticides contaminated food: when toxicological terms (words) become the image of Cancer, and death, only then can one really appreciate the “term”

future in a jam, Hopes in a jar: Way to live!

Indeed humanity is lead by the Children of the Corn!

Dogma and Geopolitics

On the road to hell, Greece hires `BLACKWATER` the American private military firm infamous for its activities in Iraq, to keep peace on the streets.

Greece: “A promise from the army has been obtained to not intervene against a civil uprising”

It is always enlightening to hear the frank assessment of a diplomat upon leaving the service, once unshackled from “the patriotic art of lying for one’s country”, as 19th Century American journalist Ambrose Bierce described the craft.

Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos was a career diplomat with the Greek foreign ministry. As a junior officer with the service in the 1970s, he helped assure the then freshly democratic nation’s accession to the European Union (at the time the EEC). He was at different times Athens’ ambassador to Poland, Albania and Canada, and finally the director general of EU Affairs in the ministry.

Last year, he finally resigned as secretary general of the…

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Dogma and Geopolitics

On the road to hell, Greece hires `BLACKWATER` the American private military firm infamous for its activities in Iraq, to keep peace on the streets.

Greece: “A promise from the army has been obtained to not intervene against a civil uprising”

It is always enlightening to hear the frank assessment of a diplomat upon leaving the service, once unshackled from “the patriotic art of lying for one’s country”, as 19th Century American journalist Ambrose Bierce described the craft.

Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos was a career diplomat with the Greek foreign ministry. As a junior officer with the service in the 1970s, he helped assure the then freshly democratic nation’s accession to the European Union (at the time the EEC). He was at different times Athens’ ambassador to Poland, Albania and Canada, and finally the director general of EU Affairs in the ministry.

Last year, he finally resigned as secretary general of the…

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Globalization is Dehumanization!

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Czech Republic officials say traces of horse meat were discovered in frozen packages of meatballs sent to their country for sale at furniture giant Ikea.’s Dara Brown reports.

By Juergen Baetz and Karel Janicek, The Associated Press

Traces of horse have been found in meatballs labeled as beef and pork for Swedish global furniture giant Ikea, according to authorities in the Czech Republic.

The horse meat was found in one-kilogram packs of frozen meat balls made in Sweden and shipped to the Czech Republic for sale in Ikea stores there, the Czech State Veterinary Administration said.

It is the latest discovery in a deepening scandal over the discovery of horse meat in ready meals sold as beef in supermarkets in Ireland, the UK and other European countries.

Markus Schreiber / AP, file

Ikea furniture stores also sell typical Swedish food.

A total of 1,675 pounds of the meatballs…

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Earth Watch Report  –  Biological Hazards

25.02.2013Biological HazardUSAState of North Carolina, [The area was not defined. (eastern region)]Damage levelDetails

Biological Hazard in USA on Monday, 25 February, 2013 at 20:01 (08:01 PM) UTC.

Two men have been stricken with tularemia, a potentially deadly disease commonly known as rabbit fever. Officials believe both men were infected while rabbit hunting in eastern North Carolina. Rabbit fever is caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis, according to the National Institutes of Health. Though the disease is rare, it can be fatal if left untreated. Symptoms of tularemia include fever, joint and muscle stiffness, skin ulcers, diarrhea, sweating and weight loss. People infected with rabbit fever can also develop pneumonia. “It can make you very, very sick,” Marilyn Haskell, epidemiologist with the North Carolina Division of Public Health, told the Wilson Times. The disease can be treated with…

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Romania in Imagini (Images from Romania)

Fotografii cu obiective turistice din Romania (cetati, pesteri, biserici, manastiri, etc.). Toate imaginile sunt preluate de pe In film apar:

– Cimitirul vesel din Sapanta, judetul Maramures
– Coloanele de bazalt de la Racos, judetul Brasov
– Pestera Ursilor, judetul Bihor
– Memorialul victimelor comunismului de la Sighet, judetul Maramures
– Biserica Domneasca din Curtea de Arges, judetul Arges
– Poiana Narciselor de la Vad, judetul Brasov
– Transalpina (DN67C), Muntii Parang
– Piata Sfatului din Brasov, judetul Brasov
– Pestera Muierilor, judetul Gorj
– Manastirea Barsana, judetul Maramures
– Cetatea taraneasca din Jimbor, judetul Brasov
– Muntii Piatra Craiului
– Turnul Alb din Brasov, judetul Brasov
– Schitul Ostrov din Calimanesti, judetul Valcea
– Biserica fortificata din Cisnadioara, judetul Sibiu
– Fortificatiile Brasovului, judetul Brasov
– Manastirea Cozia, judetul Valcea
– Biserica Neagra din Brasov, judetul Brasov
– Manastirea Horezu, judetul Valcea
– Cetatea Taraneasca din Rasnov, judetul Brasov
– Biserica domneasca si Turnul Chindiei din Targoviste, judetul Dambovita
Vulcanii noroiosi din Berca, judetul Buzau

With the music of George Enescu:   The Rumanian Rhapsody Op. 11/1


LA Brea Pits: Spot of understanding and gaseous emissions!

Every Day Another Story

Our Bumbastories reporter in the field (He’s an outstanding man in his field. In fact he’s out there standing in the field most of the time, he is). Well, he has bravely filed the following news update:

The Cement Elephant Sculptures Move!!!!!

“How can that be?” you ask.

Well, look for yourself.

Our intrepid reporter took the above photo back in October. And now, look again at the second photo taken in February by the very same intrepid reporter who clearly has a nose for a scoop (or is it a scoop for a nose? No that’s the elephant). You can see it! There it is! The elephant, the cement elephant has definitely moved!!!! How can it be? How can a cement elephant move?
Some things are apparently beyond human understanding. Quantum physics, cement elephants, it’s beyond human understanding! But wait! Perhaps Franklin, the cement elephant universally esteemed for his wisdom, can help us out.

Franklin, oh great…

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Quotation: Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) on nations existence and their resources

In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)Discuss

Today’s Birthday: JOHN HARVEY KELLOGG (1852)

John Harvey Kellogg (1852)

Remembered today as the co-creator of corn flakes, Kellogg was a physician and food reformer. He founded a sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan, based on the principles of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in conjunction with his own eccentric ideas about health. He and his brother invented a flaked breakfast cereal for patients, but a feud developed between the two over flake recipes and business rights. At the end of his life, he sent his brother an apology, but it was not received in time—why? More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE BUFFALO CREEK FLOOD (1972)

The Buffalo Creek Flood (1972)

More than 100 people were killed and thousands more left injured or homeless when a dam in West Virginia‘s rural Buffalo Creek Valley gave way. It had been built out of sediment left over from coal mining and collapsed after a heavy rainfall, sweeping away two more dams in its path. The collapse unleashed approximately 130 million gallons of black waste water onto the residents of the valley below. A study done 17 years later found that residents still suffered what lasting psychological effect? More… Discuss



Mediterranean Diet May Promote Heart Health

People who eat a Mediterranean diet have been shown to have healthier hearts, but previous research has not ruled out lifestyle and other factors as the cause for this. The results of a new study, however, lend credence to the notion that the diet itself is responsible for reducing heart disease and stroke risk. Researchers randomly assigned participants, all of whom had diabetes or other cardiovascular risk factors, to one of three diet groups and found that those asked to follow a Mediterranean diet were nearly a third less likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those on a control diet emphasizing low-fat dairy products, grains, fruits, and vegetables. More… Discuss



Jet Packs

Jet packs began to appear in science fiction long before science made them a reality. Toward the end of WWII, scientists began working seriously to develop a wearable propulsion device that would enable a single user to fly. Now a reality, jet packs are prohibitively expensive and difficult to control. Because jet pack flights are brief, most do not achieve the minimum altitude necessary to deploy a parachute in the event of a breakdown. What is currently the only practical use for jet packs? More… Discuss


Rodrigo y Gabriela – Diablo Rojo – Live HD

Rodrigo y Gabriela – Awesome Gabriela solo – 11:11 – Hammersmith Apollo,

Rodrigo Y Gabriela Live in Amsterdam Part 11/13 (Stairway to Heaven)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela Live in Amsterdam (29-11-2008) Part 11/13
Stairway to Heaven