Monthly Archives: March 2013

Hristos a inviat – Erzbistum Bucuresti (Arhidieceza Romano-Catolică de Bucureşti, St. Josef)


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Arhidieceza Romano-Catolică de Bucureşti, St. Josef

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Hristos a Inviat din Morti!


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J.S. Bach – Easter Oratorio, BWV 249


 

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The Amsterdam Baroque Choir
The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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The Easter Oratorio (in German: Oster-Oratorium), BWV 249, is an oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach, Kommt, eilet und laufet (Come, hasten and run). Bach composed it in Leipzig and first performed it on 1 April 1725.

BWV 249
Composition byJohann Sebastian Bach
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Thomaskirche, Leipzig
Title Easter Oratorio
Original Kommt, eilet und laufet
BWV 249
Related based on BWV 249a
Genre oratorio
Occasion Easter
Performed 1 April 1725 – Leipzig
Movements 11
Text poet Picander?
Scoring  
Solo voices S A T B
Choir SATB
Instruments 3Tr Ti 2Fl Ft 2

The first version of the work was completed as a cantata for Easter Sunday in Leipzig on 1 April 1725, then under the titleKommt, gehet und eilet.[1] It was named “oratorio” and given the new title only in a version revised in 1735. In a later version in the 1740s the third movement was expanded from a duet to a four-part chorus.[1] The work is based on a secular cantata, the so-called Shepherd Cantata Entfliehet, verschwindet, entweichet, ihr Sorgen, BWV 249a which is now lost, although thelibretto survives. Its author is Picander who is also likely the author of the oratorio’s text. The work is opened by two instrumental movements that are probably taken from a concerto of the Köthen period. It seems possible that the third movement is based on the concerto’s finale.[1]

o.     First line
1 Sinfonia    
2 Adagio    
3 Aria tenor, bass Kommt, eilet und laufet
4 Recitativo soprano, alto, tenor, bass O kalter Männer Sinn
5 Aria soprano Seele, deine Spezereien
6 Recitativo alto, tenor, bass Hier ist die Gruft
7 Aria tenor Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer
8 Recitativo soprano, alto Indessen seufzen wir
9 Aria alto Saget, saget mir geschwinde
10 Recitativo bass Wir sind erfreut
11 Chorus SATB Preis und Dank

Noam Chomsky – How the World Works: The Media


De ce nu se pedepseste injustitia?



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B U O N A P A S Q U A

A T U T T IQ U AN T I

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The Myth of Black Freedom in the U.S.


It’s more like the myth of equality between rich and poor…really, that is today’s reality:
No money no equal!

JONATHAN TURLEY

Submitted by: Mike Spindell, guest blogger

417px-Frederick_Douglass_portraitTo some of us the transition from slave to citizenship by those Africans brought in chains to these shores for economic exploitation and horrific abuse ended with the “Emancipation Proclamation”. To others its’ end might have been marked by “Brown v. Board of Education”, or by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Those of somewhat more insightful bent may have said that the true emancipation occurred when Barack Obama was elected President in 2008. In my view, as much of an impact as all those milestones (and more such as Jackie Robinson i.e.) made to American consciousness, Black people in the United States clearly still lack the benefits and rewards of citizenship. I would go further and say that in the United States, at this time; most Black people still suffer the degradation and challenges brought about by both institutional and emotional racism. This is…

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British Summer Time begins tonight! Lets hope it brings the summer too :)


We started it about a month ago!

Day One

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Flag Counter: 174 Countries @ euzicasa Newest Country – Swaziland


Flag Counter: 174 Countries @ euzicasa

Flag Counter: 174 Countries @ euzicasa newest COuntry_ Swaziland

A book from another century: Robert Sabatier- Allumetes suedoises (my photo Collection)


Robert Sabatier-Allumettes Suedoises

Robert Sabatier-Allumettes Suedoises

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porcupine tree in March: Drop those cotton balls! (my photo collection)

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Ducks Floating on a Frozen Pond 1-8 (my photo collection)

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LEONARD COHEN – WAITING FOR THE MIRACLE (Send “Waiting For The Miracle” Ringtone to your Cell)


Leonard Cohen - The Future 
Baby, I’ve been waiting, 
I’ve been waiting night and day. 
I didn’t see the time, 
I waited half my life away. 
There were lots of invitations 
and I know you sent me some, 
but I was waiting 
for the miracle, for the miracle to come. 
I know you really loved me. 
but, you see, my hands were tied. 
I know it must have hurt you, 
it must have hurt your pride 
to have to stand beneath my window 
with your bugle and your drum, 
and me I’m up there waiting 
for the miracle, for the miracle to come. Ah I don’t believe you’d like it, 
You wouldn’t like it here. 
There ain’t no entertainment 
and the judgements are severe. 
The Maestro says it’s Mozart 
but it sounds like bubble gum 
when you’re waiting 
for the miracle, for the miracle to come. 

Waiting for the miracle 
There’s nothing left to do. 
I haven’t been this happy 
since the end of World War II. 

Nothing left to do 
when you know that you’ve been taken. 
Nothing left to do 
when you’re begging for a crumb
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net ]

Nothing left to do 
when you’ve got to go on waiting 
waiting for the miracle to come. 

I dreamed about you, baby. 
It was just the other night. 
Most of you was naked 
Ah but some of you was light. 
The sands of time were falling 
from your fingers and your thumb, 
and you were waiting 
for the miracle, for the miracle to come 

Ah baby, let’s get married, 
we’ve been alone too long. 
Let’s be alone together. 
Let’s see if we’re that strong. 
Yeah let’s do something crazy, 
something absolutely wrong 
while we’re waiting 
for the miracle, for the miracle to come. 

Nothing left to do … 

When you’ve fallen on the highway 
and you’re lying in the rain, 
and they ask you how you’re doing 
of course you’ll say you can’t complain — 
If you’re squeezed for information, 
that’s when you’ve got to play it dumb: 
You just say you’re out there waiting 
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.

Handel: Hallelujah from Messiah / Sir Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra


“Hallelujah” from Messiah
George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759)
Sir Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Mozart: Cecilia Bartoli – Exsultate Jubilate – Alleluja



Cecilia Bartoli sings the final section of Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate.

2006. Conductor: Riccardo Muti

Luciano Pavarotti, Pietà, Signore Montreal, 1978


Michelangelo Pietà Palestri


Michelangelo Pietà Palestri

Michelangelo Pietà Palestri

The Palestrina Pietà is a marble sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance, dating from c. 1555 and housed in the Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy. It was formerly attributed to Michelangelo, but now it is mostly considered to have been completed by someone else. The sculpture depicts three figures, one of them the body of Jesus Christ.

Michelangelo: Rondanini Pieta


La Pieta:Michelangelo_rondanini

La Pieta:Michelangelo_rondanini

The Rondanini Pietà is a marble sculpture that Michelangelo worked on from the 1550s until the last days of his life, in 1564. It is housed in the Museum of Ancient Art of Sforza Castle in Milan. His final sculpture, the Rondanini Pietà revisited the theme of the Virgin Mary mourning over the body of the dead Christ, which he had first explored in his Pietà of 1499. Like his late series of drawings of the Crucifixion and the sculpture of the Deposition of Christ intended for his own tomb, it was produced at a time when Michelangelo’s sense of his own mortality (and with it his spirituality) was growing.

The Rondanini Pietà was begun before the Deposition, although in his dying days Michelangelo hacked at the marble block until only the dismembered right arm of Christ survived from the sculpture as originally conceived. The spectral, waif-like Virgin and Christ are a departure from the idealised figures that exemplified the sculptor’s earlier style, and have been said to bear more of a resemblance to the attenuated figures of Gothic sculpture than those of the Renaissance.

When viewing the sculpture from certain rear angles, it looks as if Jesus is holding Mary up with his back, instead of Mary cradling Jesus. It is said that Michelangelo carefully crafted it this way to represent how Jesus’s spirit might actually have been comforting Mary in her loss.

 

Then The Wind Changed – Official Trailer


When the Black Saturday Bushfires swept through Victoria Australia, the community of Strathewen was decimated. Local resident and filmmaker Celeste Geer recorded what happened as the surviving residents attempted to rebuild their lives and their shattered community.

Then the Wind Changed is a intimate portrait of a community razed to its very foundations.

“Closer to an inferno than you’ll ever want to be, so close to a community’s heart and soul that you’ll forget you aren’t a local.” Adrian Hyland (Author of Kinglake 350)

 

Michelangelo: La Pieta: Holy-Saturday-Global


Michelangelo_La Pieta: Basilica San Pietro - Vatican

Michelangelo_La Pieta: Basilica San Pietro – Vatican

The Pietà (1498–1499) is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French cardinal Jean de Billheres, who was a representative in Rome. The sculpture, inCarrara marble, was made for the cardinal’s funeral monument, but was moved to its current location, the first chapel on the right as one enters the basilica, in the 18th century. It is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed. This great piece of artwork is the first ever of Mary and Jesus after he was crucified, that shows Mary with a solemn face instead of a depressed sad face.

This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. The theme is of Northern origin, popular by that time in France but not yet in Italy. Michelangelo’s interpretation of the Pietà is unique to the precedents. It is an important work as it balances the Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with naturalism. The statue is one of the most highly finished works by Michelangelo.

“Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It is the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter Sunday. It is also known as Easter Eve, Easter Even, Black Saturday, or the Saturday before Easter.”

Leonard Cohen: Show me the place, (where you want your slave to go…)



Amazing Cohen!!!
Lyrics:

Show me the place, where you want your slave to go 
Show me the place, I’ve forgotten I don’t know 
Show me the place where my head is bend and low 
Show me the place, where you want your slave to go 

Show me the place, help me roll away the stone 
Show me the place, I can’t move this thing alone 
Show me the place where the word became a man 
Show me the place where the suffering began 

The troubles came I saved what I could save 
A thread of light, a particle a wave
But there were chains so I hastended to behave
There were chains, so I loved you 
Like a slave

Show me the place, where you want your slave to go 
Show me the place, I’ve forgotten I don’t know 
Show me the place where my head is bend and low 
Show me the place, where you want your slave to go 

The troubles came I saved what I could save 
A thread of light, a particle a wave
But there were chains so I hastened to behave
There were chains so I loved you like a slave 

Show me the place 
Show me the place 
Show me the place 

Show me the place, help me roll away the stone 
Show me the place, I can’t move this thing alone 
Show me the place where the word became a man 
Show me the place where the suffering began

I do not own the copyright to this song. I have done this as a tribute to Leonard Cohen. Leonard, if you want it taken down please have it taken down.

Quotation: James Madison on Government as reflection of human nature


But what is Government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?

James Madison (1751-1836) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: NAOMI SIMS (1948) a supermodel


Naomi Sims (1948)

Often considered the first black supermodel, Sims was teased as an adolescent for her unusual height. While attending college, she attempted to earn money by securing modeling work but was frustrated by the racism of established agencies. Instead, she forged her own connections, achieving wide success and recognition in the 1960s and 70s before retiring to found a beauty-product empire. What film role did she turn down in 1972 due to the film’s exploitative portrayal of African Americans? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE SICILIAN VESPERS REBELLION (1282)


The Sicilian Vespers Rebellion (1282)

By 1282, the French Angevin dynasty had controlled of the island of Sicily for decades. However, at the start of the traditional vespers service on Easter Monday, an uprising spontaneously broke out following a seemingly isolated altercation in which local residents sparred with French soldiers. The revolt spread like wildfire, and soon the Sicilians had massacred almost every French person on the island. What reportedly started the confrontation between the Sicilians and the soldiers? More… Discuss

 

THE SHADOW


The Shadow

According to the founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, the shadow is the part of the unconscious mind that consists of forbidden feelings, primitive instincts, and repressed desires. Supposedly, a person can interact with his or her own shadow in a variety of ways—including falling victim to it—and the shadow can appear to a person as a figure in his or her dreams. Jung wrote that the less aware a person is of the shadow, the darker it is. What is the Freudian equivalent of Jung’s shadow? More…Discuss

 

Kill Bill Vol. 2 – Esteban Vihaio (Michael Parks) still rocks!


theGuardian: Ecuador raises Julian Assange case with Labour


the Guardian - Ecuador raises Julian Assange case with Labour

the Guardian – Ecuador raises Julian Assange case with Labour (click to access article at theGuardian)

 

 

Newfound iMessage security issue spams, crashes app


 

CNET- Newfound iMessage

CNET- Newfound iMessage (Click to access Article)

 

A reported attack method can target Apple’s iMessage service and flood it with messages. So far it remains highly isolated.

Josh Lowensohn

 March 29, 2013 5:20 PM PDT

North Korea’s Dangerous Game


Passing Through . . . .

The Korean Crisis: Kim’s Dangerous Game

Posted by Evan Osnos
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Because we do not generally associate the Russian political class with understatement, it was easy to miss Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov’s observation, this week, that things in North Korea could potentially “descend into the spiral of a vicious cycle.” If the Russians—who have vastly more knowledge of the new North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, than we do—are concerned that things are about to get worse, we should brace for a long spring.

The crisis on the Korean peninsula has descended so steadily, amid so many other hot zones competing for attention, and with such a sense of déjà vu about it, that it’s easy to lose sight of how North Korea’s threats to the United States and South Korea are now being made, as Scott Snyder of the Council on Foreign Relations put it, on “unprecedented levels and…

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NORAH JONES Rosie´s Lullaby ( Live in Spain )


Uploaded on Jul 31, 2010

Live in Spain, ( 2007 )

She walked by the ocean,
And waited for a star,
To carry her away.

Feelin’ so small,
At the bottom of the world,
Lookin’ up to God.

She tries to take deep breaths,
To smell the salty sea,
As it moves over her feet.

The water pulls so strong,
And no-one is around,
And the moon is looking down.

Sayin’,
Rosie – come with me,
Close your eyes – and dream.

The big ships are rollin’,
And lightin’ up the night,
And she calls out, but they just her pass by.

The waves are crashin’,
But not making a sound,
Just mouthing along.

Sayin’,
Rosie – come with me,
Close your eyes and dream,
Close your eyes and dream,
Close your eyes and dream.

Catherine Feeny – Touch Back Down


The Coming Collapse of the Middle Class (Distinguished law scholar Elizabeth Warren): the Culture of credit is not the problem! The problem is the lack of regulating the Interest Rate!


Uploaded on Jan 31, 2008

Distinguished law scholar Elizabeth Warren teaches contract law, bankruptcy, and commercial law at Harvard Law School. She is an outspoken critic of America‘s credit economy, which she has linked to the continuing rise in bankruptcy among the middle-class. Series: “UC Berkeley Graduate Council Lectures” [6/2007] [Public Affairs] [Business] [Show ID: 12620]

The Concept of Race (Before and after MONSANTO) with Richard Lewontin at UC Berkeley


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Uploaded on Jan 31, 2008

In this Hitchcock Lecture from UC Berkeley, evolutionary geneticist Richard Lewontin reviews a number of studies on the genetic differentiation between individuals within local populations, of local populations within classic geographical races and between races. He shows that almost all human genetic variation is contained between individuals within any local population and that the consequences of repeated migrations, invasions, and mixture between groups destroys any clear racial boundaries. Series: UC Berkeley Graduate Council Lectures [2/2004] [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 8456]

credo in unum deum – closing mass of the synod of bishops – 28.10.2012 (2)


Published on Nov 10, 2012

papst benedikt feiert abschlussmesse der bischofssynode im oktober 2012

santa messa per la conclusione del sinodo dei vescovi – presiede il santo padre benedetto XVI

 Homilia

Profession of Faith                                                      Credo

A:  We believe in one God,                A:  Credo in unum Deum,
      the Father, the Almighty,                 Patrem omnipotèntem, 
      maker of heaven and earth,                factòrem caeli et terrae,
      of all that is seen and unseen.           visibìlium òmnium 
                                                  et invisibìlium.

    We believe in one Lord,                   Et in unum Dòminum Jesum Christum,
      Jesus Christ,                             Fìlium Dei unigènitum,
      the only Son of God,                      et ex Patre natum 
      eternally begotten of the Father,           ante òmnia sàecula
      God from God, Light from Light,           Deum de Deo, lumen de lùmine,
      true God from true God,                   Deum verum de Deo vero,
      begotten, not made,                       gènitum, non factum,
        one in Being with the Father.             consubstantiàlem Patri:
    Through him all things were made.           per quem omnia facta sunt.
    For us men and our salvation,             Qui propter nos hòmines et propter
      he came down from heaven:               nostram salùtem descèndit de caelis.

    (All bow during these three lines)        (All bow during these three lines)
    by the power of the Holy Spirit,          Et incarnàtus est de Spìritu Sancto 
      he was born of the Virgin Mary,           ex Marìa Vìrgine, 
      and became man.                           et homo factus est.

    For our sake he was crucified             Crucifìxus etiam 
      under Pontius Pilate,                     pro nobis sub Pòntio Pilàto; 
      he suffered, died and was buried.         passus et sepùltus est, 
      On the third day he rose again            et resurrèxit tèrtia die, 
      in fulfillment of the Scriptures;           secundum Scriptùras, 
      he ascended into heaven                   et ascèndit in caelum, 
        and is seated at the right hand           sedet ad dèxteram 
        of the Father.                           Patris.
    He will come again in glory                Et ìterum ventùras est cum glòria, 
      to judge the living and the dead,           iudicàre vivos et mòrtuos, 
      and his kingdom will have no end.         cuius regni non erit finis.    We believe in the Holy Spirit,            Et in Spìritum Sanctum, 
        the Lord, the giver of life,              Dòminum et vivificàntem: 
      who proceeds from the Father              qui ex Patre Filiòque procèdit.  
        and the Son.                            Qui cum Patre et Fìlio 
      With the Father and the Son                 simul adoràtur 
        he is worshipped and glorified.           et conglorifcàtur: 
      He has spoken through                     qui locùtus est 
        the Prophets.                             per prophètas.
      We believe in one holy catholic           Et unam, sanctam, cathòlicam, 
        and apostolic Church.                     et apostòlicum Ecclèsiam.  
      We acknowledge one baptism                Confiteor unum baptìsma 
        for the forgiveness of sins.              in remissiònem peccatòrum.  
      We look for the resurrection              Et exspècto resurrectiònem 
        of the dead,                              mortuòrum, 
        and the life of the                     et vitam 
        world to come.  Amen.                     ventùri sàeculi.  Amen.

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Cat Stevens – Boy with a moon and star on his head


ploaded on Dec 12, 2009

Cat stevens/Yusuf performing “Boy With A Moon And Star On His Head” live in boston 1975.. not my photos, mostly taken from http://www.majicat.com

Catherine Feeny – Mr. Blue


Uploaded on Aug 2, 2007

Album: Hurricane Glass (Tallgrass/Charisma)
Director: Graydon Sheppard (Revolver Film Co.)
http://www.catherinefeeny.com
http://www.myspace.com/catherinefeeny
http://www.revolverfilms.com

North Korea has the deadliest level of Christian persecution in the world


Uploaded on Feb 7, 2012

The only worship that is allowed is that of the “dear leader” Kim Jong-Il and his father Kim Il-Sung. In North Korea, every other religious activity is labeled an act of insurrection against North Korean … (Rescue Christians.org)

 

Prophetic Signs We are In the Last Days (Israel) – Part 2 (VIDEOS!!)


And Christians are still persecuted right now, today, somewhere in the world!

Hot Cross Buns and Downright Angry Buns!


Visit Hetterbell’s rest for a while, try one of her cross Buns! You’l love it!

THERE IS NO ‘ MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT’, PEOPLE!!


God made everything in 7 days…then on the 7th, he made by mistake and made…MONSANTO!

Crucify Him


Religious dissent has been always treated as an offence, political offence, by the oppressor, and aggressor alike. What happens nowadays to the Christians in Egypt, the persecution, slaughter of so many Christians? And Why?

A p r o n h e a d -- Lilly

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Daily Prompt: Trading Places


I think, especially for those having only siblings of the same sex, or being only child, that is the most close to home desire we all had…Why? Because it is the most fundamental difference in our make, and that makes us so different: men are from Mars! Visit Sisyphus, to read more stories, subscribe to his paper.li, for more great ideas and news!

Of Glass & Paper

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the opposite sex for a day? What do you think life would be like?

 You turn to me and says: “Are you OK?” – after a while I reply: “Yes, my clothes hang a bit lose, that’s all…”

You smile, you suggest I don’t go out just now.

“Try some of my clothes, don’t be shy!”  I am not sure, I like the look of me in the mirror, although I am far from being as attractive as her… I change, and look again. “Now” she says, “I will show you how to make up…”

But I don’t want to go out, even looking glamorous. What I want is for her to show me, what it really feels like, from her point of view…

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Easter in Rome


Interesting view on Rome, as always from no other but Lost in town!

LOST IN TOWN

I’m back ….
Rome is crowded to welcome the new Pope Francesco!
Walking is even more beautiful ….

Statue

Walking from one neighborhood to another,

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exploring ancient treasures, between the sacred and the profane..

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among street artists,

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walking, walking is the best way to visit Rome…

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or you’ll miss the most curious corners, through the streets of the historic center …

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…and Happy Easter!

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Who Inspired “the Other” Rosa Parks?


Published on Mar 29, 2013

Watch the full 35-minute interview with Claudette Colvin on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/jzCaV. Claudette Colvin was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, in March 1955. Her refusal to give up her seat to a white person came nine months before Rosa Parks and helped spark the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott. It was her case before the U.S. Supreme Court that led to the desegregation of the Alabama bus system. Speaking to Democracy Now!, Colvin lists the African-American figures who inspired her historic, but overlooked, act of defiance.

Watch the full interview, read the transcript and order a copy of this interview at http://owl.li/jzCaV.

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Rebecca Black on X-Factor (PROOF she can SING!)


Friday – Rebecca Black – Official Music Video


This is the one and only official version of Rebecca Black’s “Friday” music video.

Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery on friendship


Thank goodness, we can choose our friends. We have to take our relatives as they are.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discus

Today’s Birthday: SAM WALTON (1918) the walmart guy


Sam Walton (1918)

Born in Oklahoma and raised in Missouri during the Great Depression, Walton opened his first five-and-dime franchise in Arkansas in 1945. Seventeen years later, he opened his first Wal-Mart and began developing the Wal-Mart company into a national chain of massive, centrally controlled discount stores in small towns. By the time Walton died in 1992, his family was the wealthiest in the US, and Wal-Mart had become the country’s largest retailer. How was Walton forced out of his first store?More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: ROUTLEDGE EXPEDITION ARRIVES AT EASTER ISLAND (1914)


Routledge Expedition Arrives at Easter Island (1914)

Today known by its traditional name of Rapa Nui, Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited locations on Earth. The first study of the island by outsiders was undertaken by British archaeologist Katherine Routledge, who spent 16 months on Rapa Nui studying its indigenous Polynesian culture. She interviewed residents and catalogued the island’s now-famous stone statues. Her scholarship proved to be invaluable to later researchers. Why did Routledge‘s husband eventually have her kidnapped? More… Discuss

CYBER ATTACK TO BLAME FOR SLOW SURFING


Cyber Attack to Blame for Slow Surfing

A massive cyber attack targeting a European spam-fighting groupdid more than just slow its target to a crawl. The unprecedentedDistributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, which involves flooding a target network with so many requests that regular traffic is either slowed or completely interrupted, actually slowed the entire Internet. At times, the data stream reached peaks of 300 Gbps(gigabits per second), a threefold increase from a 2010 DDos attack that previously held the distinction of being the largest of its kind in history. More… Discuss