Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dalida – Bang Bang (Les Amours Imaginaires)

Damien Rice – I Remember / Bang Bang She Shot Me Down Live @ Olympia

On War and Peace (poetic thought by George-B)

On War and Peace (poetic thought by George-B)

The war on peace
Continues uninterrupted – the perpetual war-
we’re made to believe it’s necessary
as tears in the foundation of our humanity, to keep it moist…

Humanity, whatever else is left to tear, decays, into the darkness of free depravity, selfishness, greed, corruption….at our expense, on our dime, irrevocable sentences passed, bought on our dime…

The answers to the questions never asked
put in prospective the final frontier – the  free fall of
free market,
free the pieces of peace left,
free beluga,
and tortoise…

not to be accused of trade in temples,
they made temple of trade, hymns, prayers an obscene virtual g-ds- cyclopes

Freeze the hypocritical insanity of the one man war warrior, man’o’war.

Quotation: Henry James on Summer Aternoons… (beautiful words indeed-words simply transcends!)

Summer afternoon…the two most beautiful words in the English language.

Henry James (1843-1916) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: IDA NODDACK (1896)

Ida Noddack (1896)

One of the first prominent female chemists in Germany, Noddack was nominated several times for a Nobel Prize but never won. Still, she made a number of remarkable contributions to science, co-discovering the element rhenium with her future husband and proposing for the first time the idea of nuclear fission. She also participated in the discovery of another element, which her team named masurium, but they could not prove its existence. It was finally isolated by others in 1937 and named what? More… Discuss


This Day in the Yesteryear: THE CALAVERAS SKULL HOAX BEGINS (1866)

The Calaveras Skull Hoax Begins (1866)

What began as a practical joke became a famous, decades-long scientific hoax when a prominent geologist not only fell for it, but vigorously defended it as real. After miners in Calaveras County, California, claimed to have found a human skull deep within a mine, Harvard University Professor Josiah Whitney—then the State Geologist of California—announced that it was the earliest evidence of humans on the continent. Where might the miners who planted the skull have obtained it in the first place? More… Discuss



World’s Longest Prime Number Found

It took 1,000 computers 39 days to come up with the longest prime number yet known. It has 17,425,170 digits and is calculated by multiplying 2 by itself 57,885,161 times and then subtracting 1.Curtis Cooper, a computer science professor at the University of Central Missouri who collaborated on the discovery of two earlierrecord prime numbers, is credited with the latest find. He is so passionate about prime numbers that he already has the university’s computers crunching numbers in search of an even higher one, a task that could take between five and seven years. More…Discuss


The Very Large Telescope

Set on a remote and inhospitable mountain in Chile‘s Atacama Desert, the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is actually an array of four large telescopes. The telescopes can be operated together to achieve an angular resolution so precise that the array could theoretically be used to distinguish between the two headlights of a car on the Moon. The VLT captured the first image of a planet outside the solar system. What do the four telescopes’ names mean in the local Mapudungun languageMore… Discuss


I would resign too!

Isn’t that a bloody fact!


DeptofJusticeSubmitted by Elaine Magliaro, Guest Blogger

Last December, I wrote a post titled You Call This Justice? DOJ Criticized for Its Settlement with “Too Big to Jail” Bank HSBC. It appears that the US Justice Department isn’t too keen on bringing criminal charges against ANY wealthy bankers—not just those who work for HSBC, a huge international bank that has knowingly laundered money for drug cartels and murderers. The unethical shenanigans of the banksters of Wall Street that led to the near collapse of the US economy and to a recession don’t seem to merit jail time for the perpetrators—just a slap on the wrist and a fine.  No individual fines are paid though. The mega banks pay the fines and the banksters continue to go about their business…and continue to earn hefty salaries and bonuses.

At “Wall Street Reform: Oversight of Financial Stability and Consumer and Investor Protections,” the first…

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Rehabilitate Your Heart

Think about how hard activities can  become as you lose muscle. Activities such as getting up and out of a chair without using your arm strength, getting off the floor, walking up and down stairs while carrying objects, carrying in groceries from the store, maintenance of your home, lifting or holding a grandchild. These are concerns patients I have worked with bring to me. Things they would like to do but don’t have the strength to handle. 

My answer is building muscle, which we can do at any age. I have had people with heart disease in their 90’s working with weight machines. I start most with dumbbells or soup cans and build them up to exercises using their own body for resistance, then if able get them to the weight machines. The results are not always noticeable in the physique, but rather in the abilities to do perform activities of daily living. As…

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St Paul Cathedral Choir – Abide with me

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth‘s joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
(find more Hymns Here)

Justice, Inferior

justice is swift!

Stupid is swift and unjust!

It is stupid to SWIFTLY judge!

Cascada (Waterfall) Urlatoarea (the Screamer) In Masivul Bucegi, Carpatii Meridionali_Romania 1973 (my photography Collection)

Cascada (Waterfall) Urlatoarea (the Screamer) In Masivul Bucegi, Carpatii Meridionali_Romania 1973

Cascada (Waterfall) Urlatoarea (the Screamer) In Masivul Bucegi, Carpatii Meridionali_Romania 1973 (My photoraphy Collection)

“My grand father – In Sunday Cloches” (Strada Tabacari, no.34, Fagaras, Romania Around 1958) (old photos, snapshot on the past”- My photography collection)

"My grand father" (Strada Tabacari, no.34, Fagaras, Romania Around 1958) (old photos, snapshot on the past"- My photography collection)

“My grand father- In Sunday clothes” (Strada Tabacari, no.34, Fagaras, Romania Around 1958) (old photos, snapshot on the past”- My photography collection)

This was right after they installed sewage line along the street, which before was a small creek aalled “Iazul Morii” or Pe la Palane (by the fences) because it was lined with the surrounding property fences. There was a water mill upstream, where the community got their grains milled, and a bread oven where we would go from time to time with our dough ready to be baked in the oven. That was the finest homemade bread I’ve ever helped make or tasted – I promise you!



Babele- Masivul Bucegi- 1978- “Poze vechi_ochi spre trecut (my photography Collection)

Babele- Masivul Bucegi- 1978- "Poze vechi_ochi spre trecut (my photography Collection)

Babele- Masivul Bucegi- 1978- “Poze vechi_ochi spre trecut (my photography Collection)

In the end of time, some idiot pushed the wrong button!


Biserica de Lemn – Muzeul Satului, Bucharest – Herastrau (Around 1972) (my photography collection)

Biserica de lemn-Muzeul Satului Bucharest -Parcull Herastrau, Cisca 1972

Biserica de lemn-Muzeul Satului Bucharest -Parcull Herastrau, Cisca 1972:

History: I took this picture with 18X24  (1/2 size 35 mm camera), all manual and developed  it myself. The print is now 41 years old, but in best quality (4 X 5 in.).
I scanned it with a HP 6300 series “all in one”, printer-copier-scanner, with 600 resolution, and retouched it with FastStone Editor.



Peace should not be about POWER but about BALANCE OF POWER!

Relaxing Music for a Sunday



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Great music, check it out!


Evita – Music From The Motion Picture (Full Album) [1996]

Evita is a 1996 musical drama film of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s musical of the same name based on the life of Eva Perón. It was directed by Alan Parker and written by Parker and Oliver Stone. It starred MadonnaAntonio Banderas, andJonathan Pryce. The film was released on December 25, 1996 by Hollywood Pictures and Cinergi Pictures.
(Find more Here )

Judge, Jury and Executioner!

World Music - the Music Journey

Atoms For Peace is an experimental rock & electronic supergroup formed in late 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The group consists of Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar and piano), Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea (bass), longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich (guitar, keyboards, synths), Joey Waronker of Beck & R.E.M. (drums) and instrumentalist Mauro Refosco (percussion). Their debut album, Amok, was released on February 22 2013.  This is the song “Judge Jury and Executioner” off of the new album.

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Iubirea (poetic thought by George_B)

Iubirea (poetic thought by George_B)

Speram sa pot vedea din nou
Reflectata-n-albastrul ochilor tai
Speram sa pot sa regasesc privirea
Dar ce-am gasit e golul revarsat,
vant rece de apus,
undeva sus,
deasupra razei lunii,
asa c-acum, patruns de frig,
ma string in brate, 
cuprins de dor, de jale, de singurate,
precum o pasare care-si ascunde capul in pene, sub aripa…Asa va trece, inc-o noapte, rece, 

fara odihna, fara focul cald al vietii…unde-i

(Found also on my page “The Smudge and other poems”)

Predictions (poetic thought by George-B)

Predictions (poetic thought by George-B)

But the sky failed to fall,
fulfilling their prediction
the rivers run, like yesterday
there is no, deviation

the air, dusty as before,
is neither colder, nor in heat
prediction was for a different scene,
another studio and film

it’s all to be, just script.

Quotation: John Quicy Adams on Freedom of the Press

The freedom of the press should be inviolate.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: JACQUES DE VAUCANSON (1709)

Jacques de Vaucanson (1709)

The mechanically gifted 10th child of a French glove-maker, Vaucanson created some of the world’s first robots. His famous gold-platedDigesting Duck” had hundreds of moving parts and could eat, drink, and defecate. In 1745, weavers pelted Vaucanson with stones when he created the first fully-automated loom, which utilized punch-card technology. Decades later, his ideas would prove pivotal to the Industrial Revolution. How many songs could his mechanical flutist perform? More… Discuss


Diocletian Publishes Edict Calling for Persecution of Christians (303 CE)

Though the Roman Emperor Diocletian ordered the persecution of Christians several times, his so-called Great Persecution began with an official edict. Churches were razed, scriptures burned, and practitioners executed. A few years later, he became the first Roman emperor to voluntarily abdicate, after which he retired to Croatia to grow cabbages in peace. The reign of Constantine soon made Christianity the empire’s preferred religion. When asked to return to the throne, how did Diocletian reply?More… Discuss


Hans Zimmer All Time Greatest Soundtracks Mix IMHO – July 2012

Latest Hans Zimmer All Time Greatest Mix after lots of feedback/comments from previous mixes and individual youtube video views on single tracks, In My Humble Opinion 🙂 For latest updates/DL links and new mixes follow me on twitter @donohof and under Francis Donohoe on Mixcloud

0:00:09 Drink Up Me Hearties – Pirates Of The Caribbean
0:04:35 Knights March – King Arthur
0:06:27 Main Theme – Crimson Tide
0:12:06 Honor – The Pacific
0:14:28 A Watchful Guardian – The Dark Knight
0:20:25 Barbarian Horde – Gladiator
0:25:13 Rock House Jail – The Rock
0:27:21 Spectre In The Fog – The Last Samurai
0:29:06 Leave No Man Behind – Blackhawk Down
0:31:00 Chevalier De Sangreal – The Da Vinci Code
0:34:21 Epilogue – Crysis 2
0:37:29 Ending Long Version – Modern Warfare 2
0:40:22 You’Re So Cool – True Romance
0:43:43 This Land – The Lion King
0:46:18 Journey Kapano Part3 – Tears Of The Sun
0:50:24 Injection – Mission Impossible 2
0:54:49 Honor Him – Gladiator
0:55:54 Tennessee – Pearl Harbor
0:59:28 Time – Inception


The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup (Glucose-Fructose Syrup Side Effect)

When “reading the label” tells you that “corn syrup is everywhere”, the only solution is how do we get out of our food, in those foods that it was not incorporated before, and never intended to be!

High Fructose Corn Syrup, also known as HFCS, glucosefructose syrup, glucose syrup, fructose syrup, glucose/fructose, high-fructose maize syrup or corn sugar is a corn-based sweetener that is used in thousands of food products such as soft drinks, fruit juices, ice cream, candy, baked goods, cookies, ketchup, soups, salad dressings, breads, crackers, etc.…  Continue reading

The Dangers of Aspartame (Diet Coke Zero Side Effects Poisoning Pepsi Max N

Aspartame (E951) is an artificial sweetener, used in over 6000 products. The food industry claims that aspartame helps in losing weight, but why is obesity then becoming such an ever increasing problem?

Aspartame is a very sweet chemical, responsible for a host of health problems such as obesity, diabetes, MS, epilepsy, cancer, brain disorders, migraines, ADHD, etc.……

Shocking aspartame documentary ‘Sweet Misery’:…

The US Department of Health has recorded 92 (!) symptoms related to aspartame use. In fact, over 80% of all complaints filed with the FDA are aspartame related!

Aspartame breaks down into three toxic components: 

1. Methanol. 
This is poisonous alcohol. In the body, methanol breaks down into formaldehyde, which is a poison.

2. Phenylalanine.
This decreases the amount serotonin in your brain, which leads to mood swings (depressions) and an increased appetite! That is why aspartame is one of the main causes for the current obesity epidemic.

3. Aspartic acid.
This is a neurological toxin comparable to MSG.

Do no longer believe the lies of the food industry and the ‘main stream’ media. Contrary to what so-called ‘health experts’ claim, aspartame is NOT safe! 

In fact, aspartame is a sweet poison developed to make people sick so the pharmaceutical industry can sell expensive medication to ‘treat’ the chronic diseases that are caused by it’s use.

Avoid this toxic chemical for 60 days and discover how your health will improve dramatically! 

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” 
Hosea 4:6 (KJV)

Brand names for aspartame:
AminoSweet, NutraSweet, Equal, NatraTaste, Canderel, Spoonful, Equal-Measure, etc.

Caution! Aspartame is now being replaced in many products by sucralose (Splenda, E955) and/or Neotame (E961), but these sweeteners are also highly toxic!……

Aspartame (or other harmful sweeteners) are used in: 
Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Fanta Zero, Sprite Zero, Coke Light, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Next, Pepsi Max, Crystal Clear, Lipton Ice Tea Zero (Light), Crystal Light, Monster Energy Lo-Carb, Robinson No Sugar Added Fruit Squash, Aquarius Zero, Smint, Stimorol Ice Stimorol Fusion, Freedent, Mentos, Sportlife, Sugarfree, etc.

Other harmful artificial sweeteners that you should avoid: 
Acesulfame K (E950), Cyclamate (E952), Isomalt (E953), Saccharin (E954), Sucralose or Splenda (E955), Alitame (E956), Neohesperidine (E959), Neotame (E961), Salt of Aspartame-Acesulfame (E962), Maltitol (E965), Lactitol (E966), Xylitol (E967), Sorbitol (E420), Mannitol (E421), Glycerol (E422). 

Natural sweetener and thus relatively safe: 
Thaumatin (E957).

Healthier sugar alternatives: 
Organic raw cane sugar, organic maple syrup, honey and Stevia, the low calorie, all natural sweetener, used in Paraguay for centuries:

Aspartame Detoxification Program:…

Playlist ‘The Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners‘:…

More aspartame videos:….

Aspartame-free chewing gum:

More information:……

How we are being manipulated:

Do you find it difficult to lose weight and live healthy?
The solution is actually quite simple.

Avoid all artificial sweeteners, flavor enhancers and (partially) hydrogenated oils/fats (trans fats) as they are the main causes of obesity and disease. 

Stop using fluoridated water and fluoridated toothpaste.

Have your dental amalgam silver fillings removed safely(!) as they cause mercury poisoning.

Do no longer use microwaves as they destroy up to 97% of the nutrients and vitamins in your food!

Read the book ‘Fit for Life’ by Harvey Diamond. This book will transform your life, you’ll never have to get on a diet again for the rest of your life! 

Dangerous food additives (E-numbers):…

Make a difference!….

For all my health videos click below or search for: health4me…


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US Consumers Cut Back on Canned Beverages

The US aluminum can market is hurting, and it is all because of health-conscious consumers. Soda consumption in the US dropped to a 16-year low last year, thanks in part to anti-obesity campaigns and legislation. Instead, US consumers are opting for “healthier” beverages, like water or iced teas, which typically come in glass or plastic bottles. As a result, aluminum can sales in the US are expected to decline for the third year in a row. However, breweries are increasingly using aluminum containers for their products, and this could offset some of the losses the aluminum industry has suffered. More… Discus

The Lion King – Soundtrack [English] – Full Album (Music by Hans Zimmer)

1 Circle of life 00:00 
2 I just can’t wait to be king 03:58
3 Be prepared 06:50
4 Hakuna Matata 10:30
5 Can you feel the love tonight 14:02
6 The morning report 17:00
7 This land 18:37
8 To die for 21:34
9 Under the stars 25:50
10 King ok pride rock 29:36
11 Circle of life (Elton John35:32
12 I just can’t wait to be king (Elton John) 40:24
13 Can you feel the love tonight (End title) 44:00
14 Can you feel the love tonight (Remix) 48:02
(Find more on The Lion King Here)

Meital Dohan – On Ya ft. Sean Kingston

LeAnn Rimes – Life Goes On

Quotation: Charlotte Perkins Gilman on weakness of human mind

To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: SAMUEL PEPYS (1633)

Samuel Pepys (1633)

One of the most celebrated diarists of all time, Pepys was born into a humble family but steadily improved his standing and eventually became an important public servant and royal confidant. His diary, which he kept throughout the 1660s, describes some of the most important events of his time, including the Great Fire of London and an outbreak of the plague. It also offers a vivid, intimate record of the author’s life. On New Year’s Eve 1661, Pepys made what resolution that he broke soon after? More… Discuss



US Groups Issue Joint Guidelines for Genetic Testing in Kids

As our understanding of genetics grows, the medical community faces the daunting task of addressing the numerous practical andethical questions that inevitably arise as a result, like whether or not to test children for known genetic diseases. On this specific issue, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Medical Genetics have issued joint guidelines recommending that parents be offered the opportunity to screen their children for treatable conditions whose symptoms begin in childhood. Testing for adult-onset diseases, they say, should only be carried out if early intervention would reduce the risk of later complications. More… Discuss



The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

One of the most important silent films of all time, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse established actor Rudolph Valentino as a superstar, inspired a tango craze, and beat out Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid to become the highest-grossing film of 1921. It is considered to be among the first anti-war films ever made, and its success made producer June Mathis a powerful woman in Hollywood. Why does Valentino scornfully cast aside his partner at the end of the film’s famous tango scene? More… Discuss

Leonard Cohen_Alexandra Leaving

Suddenly the night has grown colder.
The god of love preparing to depart.
Alexandra hoisted on his shoulder,
They slip between the sentries of the heart.
Upheld by the simplicities of pleasure,
They gain the light, they formlessly entwine;
And radiant beyond your widest measure
They fall among the voices and the wine.
It’s not a trick, your senses all deceiving,
A fitful dream, the morning will exhaust 
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.
Even though she sleeps upon your satin;
Even though she wakes you with a kiss.
Do not say the moment was imagined;
Do not stoop to strategies like this.
As someone long prepared for this to happen,
Go firmly to the window. Drink it in.
Exquisite music. Alexandra laughing.
Your firm commitments tangible again.
And you who had the honor of her evening,
And by the honor had your own restored 
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving;
Alexandra leaving with her lord.
Even though she sleeps upon your satin;
Even though she wakes you with a kiss.
Do not say the moment was imagined;
Do not stoop to strategies like this.
As someone long prepared for the occasion;
In full command of every plan you wrecked 
Do not choose a coward’s explanation
that hides behind the cause and the effect.
And you who were bewildered by a meaning;
Whose code was broken, crucifix uncrossed 
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost. 

the poem from C.CAVAFY:
The god forsakes Antony

When suddenly, at midnight, you hear
an invisible procession going by
with exquisite music, voices,
dont mourn your luck thats failing now,
work gone wrong, your plans
all proving deceptive—dont mourn them uselessly.
As one long prepared, and graced with courage,
say goodbye to her, the Alexandria that is leaving.
Above all, dont fool yourself, dont say
it was a dream, your ears deceived you:
dont degrade yourself with empty hopes like these.
As one long prepared, and graced with courage,
as is right for you who were given this kind of city,
go firmly to the window
and listen with deep emotion, but not
with the whining, the pleas of a coward;
listen—your final delectation—to the voices,
to the exquisite music of that strange procession,
and say goodbye to her, to the Alexandria you are losing.

100 Records That Set The World On Fire

Kevin Ayers (born 16 August 1944 in Herne Bay, Kent) is a British musician (songwriter, singer, guitarist, bassist). In 1970 he was the founder and leader of the band The Whole World,  Mike Oldfield was a band member . Later he worked together with musicians such as composer David Bedford, saxophonist Lol Coxhill, Brian Eno, John Cale, Robert Wyatt and Nico.


Track listing

All songs written by Kevin Ayers

Side 1

  1. “May I?” (4:01)
  2. “Rheinhardt & Geraldine/Colores Para Delores” (5:41)
  3. “Lunatics Lament” (4:53)
  4. “Pisser Dans un Violon” (8:02)

Side 2

  1. “The Oyster and the Flying Fish” (2:37)
  2. “Underwater” (3:54)
  3. “Clarence in Wonderland” (2:06)
  4. “Red Green and You Blue” (3:52)

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Hear, hear for the Orchestra!

Akismet (poetic thought by George-B)

Akismet (poetic thought by George-B)

If you’re looking for Penny
 her last name is Stocks
there are lots of Spammers, 
just check your Spam Mat,

the one with tacky cling,
but when and if in doubt,

Trust Akismet. 

“Spam: scrub it off clean, hard and often!”

Eric Clapton – Tears in heaven

1999 live at Madison Square Garden, NewYork city

Time To Say Goodbye Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman

Sarah Brightman & Antonio Banderas -The Phantom Of The Opera

Sarah Brightman & Antonio Banderas 
-The Phantom Of The Opera

Think of Me – Rebecca Caine

Cats Musical – Memory

Cats is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. The show has been performed around the world in numerous productions and has been translated into more than 20 languages.