Daily Archives: February 27, 2013

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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.

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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 ! 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDR4YC…

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: http://www.NASCAR.com

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, will.i.am, 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