Daily Archives: April 2, 2013

Today’s Birthday: George Eliot (1819-1880) on beginnings and endings


Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

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Today’s Birthday: JANE GOODALL (1934)


Jane Goodall (1934)

Soon after finishing high school, Goodall fulfilled her childhood ambition of traveling to Africa, where she assisted British anthropologist Louis Leakey, who suggested she study chimpanzees. In 1960, she established a research camp in what is now Tanzania. For decades, she kept meticulous records of chimpanzees’ movements, interactions, and social organization. Her observations established that chimpanzees have complex social behaviors and disproved what long-standing beliefs? More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: MICROSOFT LOSES ANTI-TRUST CASE OVER INTERNET EXPLORER (2000)


Microsoft Loses Anti-Trust Case over Internet Explorer (2000)

In the mid-1990s, Netscape’s Navigator browser, which was paid software, became the de facto on-ramp to the Web. Recognizing the Internet‘s potential, Microsoft quickly developed Internet Explorer and cornered the market by bundling it with its Windows operating system. This became a central issue of the US Department of Justice antitrust case brought against Microsoft in 1998. In 2000, the judge hearing the case ruled against Microsoft and ordered the company to be broken up. Why wasn’t it?More… Discuss

 

GROWN UPS JUST AS GUILTY OF TEXTING IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT


Grown Ups Just as Guilty of Texting in the Driver’s Seat

Though young drivers are typically considered the worst offenders when it comes to texting while driving, it turns out that adult drivers surpass them in this regard. A survey conducted by AT&T reveals that more adults are texting behind the wheel in the US than teens, 49 percent versus 43 percent respectively. Of the texting drivers surveyed, 40 percent do so habitually. Nearly all of the respondents claim to be aware of the dangers of texting while driving, yet this is apparently not enough of a deterrent for many. More… Discuss

Uploaded on Jul 24, 2010

 

I put this movie together for my speech in my communication class, But I thought I would share it here and maybe it will help u all decide to make your car a NO PHONE ZONE!!

I do not own this music, or the pictures. I downloaded them for a class project.

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (from Wikipedia): If this is blogging…Well I Love It! (never the less: Blog responsibly)


Père Lachaise Cemetery (French: Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, [simtjɛːʁ dy pɛːʁ laʃɛːz]; officially, cimetière de l’Est, “East Cemetery”) is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris (44 hectares or 110 acres),[1] though there are larger cemeteries in the city’s suburbs.

Père Lachaise is in the 20th arrondissement, and is reputed to be the world’s most visited cemetery, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to the graves of those who have enhanced French life over the past 200 years. It is also the site of three World War I memorials.

The cemetery is on Boulevard de Ménilmontant (fr). The Paris Métro station Philippe Auguste on line 2 is next to the main entrance, while the station called Père Lachaise, on both lines 2 and 3, is 500 metres away near a side entrance. Many tourists prefer the Gambetta station on line 3, as it allows them to enter near the tomb of Oscar Wilde and then walk downhill to visit the rest of the cemetery.

Cimetière du Père Lachaise
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Père Lachaise Cemetery is located in Paris

 
 
Details
Year established 1804
Location Paris
Country France
Coordinates 48.860°N 2.396°E
Type Public, non-denominational
Size 44 hectares (110 acres)
Number of interments 1,000,000
Among those enterred at Piere Lachaise Are:

Among those enterred at Piere Lachaise Are: (click to access wikipedia site)

Let’s visit Frederick Chopin’s grave:

 

Chopin_Grave

Chopin_Grave

And now let’s listen to one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever composed fro piano:

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L’eglise Sacré-Cœur, Paris (From Wikipedia)


The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica (FrenchBasilique du Sacré-Cœur, pronounced [sakʁe kœʁ]), is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in ParisFrance. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Sacré-Cœur is a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the supposed excesses of the Second Empire and socialist Paris Commune of 1871[1] crowning its most rebellious neighborhood, and an embodiment of conservative moral order, publicly dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was an increasingly popular vision of a loving and sympathetic Christ.[2]

The Sacré-Cœur Basilica was designed by Paul Abadie. Construction began in 1875 and was finished in 1914. It wasconsecrated after the end of World War I in 1919.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Paris
Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (French)
The Basilica of Sacré-Cœur, as seen from the base of the butte Montmartre.
Basic information
Location ParisFrance
Geographic coordinates 48°53′12.1″N2°20′34.8″ECoordinates48°53′12.1″N 2°20′34.8″E
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Year consecrated 1919
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Minor basilica
Website Basilica of the Sacré Cœur
Architectural description
Architect(s) Paul Abadie
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Romano-Byzantine
Groundbreaking 1875
Completed 1914
Specifications
Length 35 metres (115 ft)
Width 85 metres (279 ft)
Height (max) 83 metres (272 ft)
Materials Travertine stone

Touristes à la basilique du Sacré-Cœur…


North Carolina


I’m not going to show my feet, as I (please don’t share) never had a pedicure…
What, did I have a manicure, somebody’s asking?
The answer is: Yes, but only self inflicted!

Dignità laica dell’uomo


Grazie a lei Luigi Modesti!

Pensieri Scomposti

Sono rimasto assai colpito, stasera, dal tweet di uno dei blogger che seguo, il romenoamericano Gerorge Bost. Si tratta del link alla Dichiarazione Universale dei Diritti dell’Uomo, uno dei documenti che dovremmo studiare già sui banchi di scuola (e non lo facciamo).

Frutto della rielaborazione postbellica (1948) di principi di tolleranza, equità ed umanità già in parte propri della Dichiarazione dei Diritti dell’Uomo e del Cittadino, redatta nel clima della Rivoluzione Francese (1789), questo documento rappresenta, credo, un atto laico unico nel suo genere per via del carattere universale su cui si fonda.

Il tweet arriva proprio nella giornata in cui ho iniziato a leggere Io Credo, libro frutto della collaborazione tra l’astrofisica atea Margherita Hack e il prete di trincea Pierluigi Di Piazza, testo in cui si affronta il problema della fede e in cui, fin dall’inizio, si evince la sorprendente sintonia degli autori sui fondamenti…

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How Monsanto Gained Power Over All 3 Branches Of Government


The “Justified” Shooting Of A Man Sleeping In His Bed


I’m sure it was “IN SELF DEFENCE”, and not “ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON” as it should have been categorized! HOw far gone are these people?

Have you watched: “LEXX” TV-SHOW? (I’M CATCHING UP!)


Have You Watch LEXX (1997-2001)?

Have You Watch LEXX (1997-2001)?

Lexx is a science fantasy television series that follows the adventures of a group of mismatched individuals aboard the organicspace craft Lexx. They travel through two universes and encounter planets including a parody of the Earth.

The series is a Canadian and German co-production, with some additional funding from Britain’s Channel 5. The Sci Fi Channel purchased the series from Salter Street Films and began airing versions of Season 2 episodes for United States’ audience in January 2000.[1]

Lexx was co-produced by Salter Street Films, later absorbed by Alliance Atlantis. In Canada, Lexx aired on the Alliance Atlantis-owned Showcase network.

The series was primarily filmed in Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada) and Berlin (Germany), with additional filming on location inIcelandBangkok (Thailand), and Namibia.

Lexx
The opening logo of Lexx
The opening credits to Lexx
Format Science fictionDramedy
Created by Paul Donovan
Lex Gigeroff
Jeffrey Hirschfield
Starring Brian Downey
Eva Habermann (season 1–2)
Michael McManus
Xenia Seeberg (season 2–4)
Jeffrey Hirschfield
Tom Gallant
Country of origin Canada
United Kingdom
Germany
United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 61 (Including Season 1)(List of episodes)
Production
Running time Season 1 (2 hrs. approx.)
Season 2 – 4 (45 minutes approx.)
Broadcast
Original channel Global Television Network
Sci Fi Channel
Five
CHUM Television‘s Space
Original run April 18, 1997 – April 26, 2002
External links
archived 2002-02-28 Website
LEXX TV-SHOW (1997-2001)

“LEXX” TV-SHOW (1997-2001)

Separation of church and state


The separation of church and state, is the only way to allow for a free, and equal access of every individual to the state functions, and preserve the individual right to religious freedom, And in turn it should assure that the best in the political representatives is produced through equal, unbiased and unprejudiced access,
It is the basis for democracy, directing religious zeal away from social, political and economical decisions, leading to policy!

At least it should be that way!

 

Marcus Ampe's Space

For ages in many countries most eyes were focused on material gain, expanding power, oppression of people and enlargement of dominion. The power elite has always been willing to sacrifice integrity and truth for power, personal advancement and social status.

Often those in charge or pulling the strings looked for the best way to lure the people in their adventures of a growing empire, kingdom or state. They knew what they needed to say or what to bring to the forefront or how to twist the truth to have the people on their side. They knew which ideology they had to serve. They knew what lies had to be told. They have been at this game a long time. And they will, should their careers require it, happily sell us out again.

Religion has always been a hot item and something which gave them something to get people behind…

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A&E Biography – Jessica Lange “Elle est bien dans ca peau”, thought the French: I have to agree!



A&E Biography featuring Jessica Lange (November 26, 2001)

Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20, 1949) is an American actress who has worked in film, theater, and television. The recipient of several awards including two Oscars, two Emmys, five Golden Globes, and one SAG Award, Lange is one of the most celebrated actors of the modern era.[1]

Lange was discovered by producer Dino De Laurentiis while modeling part-time for the Wilhelmina modelling agency. She made her professional film debut in his 1976 remake of the 1933 action-adventure classic, King Kong. In 1982, she became the first performer in forty years[2] to receive two Oscar nominations within the same year;[3] she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a soap opera star in Tootsie and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the troubled actress, Frances Farmer, in Frances. Lange received three more nominations, forCountry (1984), Sweet Dreams (1985) and Music Box (1989), before being nominated a sixth time and winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as a manic depressive housewife in Blue Sky (1994). She later won her firstPrimetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis‘ famed aunt, Big Edie, in HBO‘s Grey Gardens (2009) and won her first Screen Actors Guild Award, along with a second Primetime Emmy Award for her performance as a murderous neighbor in FX‘s anthology horror show American Horror Story (2011–2012).

In addition to acting, Lange is a photographer with two published works.[4] She has also been a foster parent[5] and currently holds a Goodwill Ambassador position for UNICEF, specializing in HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Russia.

Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange (Cropped).JPG
Lange, cover of Town & Country, May 2009
Born Jessica Phyllis Lange
April 20, 1949 (age 63)
CloquetMinnesota, United States
Education Cloquet High School
University of Minnesota
Occupation Actressphotographerproducer,humanitarian
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Francisco Grande (1970–81)
Partner(s) Mikhail Baryshnikov (1976–82)
Sam Shepard (1982–2010)
Children Aleksandra Baryshnikov (1981)
Hannah Jane Shepard (1985)
Samuel Walker Shepard (1987)
Awards Jessica Lange awards

 

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Televizorul care emană mirosul imaginilor


Na ca mi-au furat si idea asta!
Asta nu inseamna de fel ca mirosul e NATURAL, SAU CA NU E FOARTE TOXIC!
Ba dinpotriva: solventii folositi sint asa de puternici ca disolva materiale plastice, ca de exemplu cele folosite pentru ceasuri



Do we really think things through, when we decide what’s best for billions of our brothers and sisters, and for ourselves?
What’s interesting about all matters environmental is that they affect everyone, including the scientists, politicians and corporations, without discrimination. Yet, how many respectful human beings, have been silenced, labeled crazy, just because they brought to the table their deep concern for the global quality of life, then and in the future?
Nature always had a way of balancing its act, where competing species had an opportunity to natural conditions: Pesticides, herbicides, biocides, are a outlived project, that will hurt us for generations to come, indiscriminately bringing suffering, incurable and untreatable diseases, more and more specific and hard to survive.

 

THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (ACCESS HERE)


THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (ACCESS HERE)

I ALSO ADDED THIS LINK AS YET ANOTHER WIDGET ON THE SIDEBAR: ENJOY!

Police Restrain Hundreds of People Waiting Food – 3 min video


YES, IT IS: CAPITALISM AT ITS BEST!

Take a walk on National Walking Day


Take a walk everyday for that matter! Infact: Take a walk TODAY!

Rehabilitate Your Heart

What is National Walking Day?
The American Heart Association has named the first Wednesday of each April, National Walking Day. This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of physical activity.

Invite your family, friends and coworkers to walk with you towards a healthier life!

Why start walking? It’s easy, it works and it pays!

  • Heart disease is this country’s number one killer but by exercising for as little as 30 minutes each day you can reduce your risk.
  • Studies show that for every hour of walking, life expectancy may increase by two hours.
  • Walking is the single most effective form of exercise to achieve heart health

Check out the American Heart Association’s new Walking Paths app to create, find and track walking paths near you! Available for the Android, iPhone and iPad.

For more information visit www.startwalkingnow.org

Get moving today!

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Greek austerity destroys education


Interesting how the cradle of antic democracy, is the first “civilization” to deny free access to education, for all citizens, the pledge of out modern state national policy…and to what? the pillaging of commonwealth of people by unscrupulous individuals!
There is no financial crisis:  What we have is a moral crisis, unprecedented in the History of Humanity!


Welcome to the United Nations. It’s your world.
THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Article 26.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
  • (2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
  • (3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

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This December 2010 video is called Greek students protest against cuts.

By Robert Stevens:

Greek parliament overturns right to free, universal education

2 April 2013

On Thursday the Greek parliament voted to pass legislation, codenamed the Athena Plan, aimed at the destruction of free, state-provided higher education. The law was rammed through in flagrant violation of the Greek constitution, which does not allow for the abolition of universities.

The law was passed with 148 parliamentary deputies voting in favour with 125 against. The deputies of the Democratic Left, the smallest party in the ruling three-party coalition which also comprises the conservative New Democracy and social democratic PASOK, voted against the measures. This was entirely on the basis that support for it would threaten their ability to operate as a “left” fig leaf for the governments’ austerity strategy.

Athena results in the immediate closure of four universities (ten percent…

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We are Educated


What can be more degrading than not being used at your level of education by society? Only not being to find any work to put food on the table for you and you family!
Yet, There is a myriad of trade, technical and so on, post HS schools, costing a whole lots of money, and promising placement and careers; how sick is that!

Underemployment is unemployment!

Break Room Stories

Over 317,000 waiters and waitresses have college degrees (over 8,000 of them have doctoral or professional degrees), along with over 80,000 bartenders, and over 18,000 parking lot attendants. All told, some 17,000,000 Americans with college degrees are doing jobs that the BLS says require less than the skill levels associated with a bachelor’s degree.

-Jack

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Today’s Birthday: GIACOMO CASANOVA (1725) (Read his Memoirs at Gutenberg Project: See Widget)


Giacomo Casanova (1725)

Although his name is now synonymous with philandering playboys, Casanova was initially a man of the church. Expelled from an Italian seminary for scandalous conduct, he was later denounced as a magician and imprisoned. He escaped and traveled widely before becoming a spy for Venetian inquisitors. His huge autobiography, first published in 12 volumes, paints a vivid picture of 18th-century Europe and established his reputation as a seducer. He spent his last years in what rather tame occupation? More… Discuss
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He was in turn a seminary student a soldier an alchemist a violinist a gambler and a spy. But he is remembered as the world’s greatest lover. Casanova’s name is synonymous with amorous adventure. His sexual conquests largely known through his extraordinary twelve volume Memoirs are legend but his life was more than just a series of affairs. CASANOVA recounts the dramatic story of this 18th century Italian from his expulsion from seminary school for moral misconduct to the countless political intrigues in which he was involved. Learn of his dramatic escape from a Venetian prison in 1756 and explore his role at the court of Louis XV where he was a favorite of the French monarch. A lover of truth who resorted to lies a diplomat who consorted with princes popes and cardinals and a con man swindler charlatan and spy the contradictions of an entire age are embodied in the legendary lover known as Casanova.

You can read Casanova’s Memoirs >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Giacomo Casanova@Gutenberg Project)

Giacomo Casanova@Gutenberg Project)

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you can access any book in the Gutenberg Project by clicking (I love this word, clicking)  the Widget I created for your easy access. 

Widgets: you should check them sometimes! (they are in plain sight, on the sidebar)

Quotation: Upton Sinclair On prisoners and prisons


There is one kind of prison where the man is behind bars, and everything that he desires is outside; and there is another kind where the things are behind the bars, and the man is outside.

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: SVERDLOVSK ANTHRAX LEAK (1979)


Sverdlovsk Anthrax Leak (1979)

Known as the “biological Chernobyl,” the accidental release of anthrax at a Russian military facility in Sverdlovsk—now Yekaterinburg—roughly 900 mi (1,450 km) east of Moscow, sickened and killed around 100 people. The exact number of victims remains unknown because, as part of the Soviet government‘s cover-up of the incident, which it blamed on tainted meat, all of the victims’ medical records were destroyed. What fortuitous weather condition likely prevented a much greater loss of life? More…Discuss

 

NAMIBIAN “FAIRIES” MAY ACTUALLY BE TERMITES


Namibian “Fairies” May Actually Be Termites

Numerous hypotheses have been proposed to explain the origins of the bare desert patches known as fairy circles, but one scientist thinks he has found the culprit: termites. After years of research, he has come to the conclusion that Psammotermes allocerus clears these patches of ground in order to maintain a water supply in the arid environment. He contends that they eat the roots of short-lived grasses, creating round, bare patches of sandy earth that then collect water just below the surface. This water supports both the termite populations and perennial grasses that grow at the circles’ edges. More… Discuss

 


But, of course!