Daily Archives: April 3, 2013

Quotation: Oscar Wilde on what we know, and what we don’t


My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don’t know anything at all.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: DOROTHEA DIX (1802) pioneer in the movement for humane treatment of the insane


Dorothea Dix (1802)

Dix left an unhappy home at age 10 to live with her grandmother in Boston. By age 14, the resourceful Dix was on her own and working as a schoolteacher. In 1841, while teaching in a Massachusetts prison, Dix saw firsthand the inhumane way that mentally ill prisoners were treated. Appalled, she became a pioneer in the movement for humane treatment of the insane. Her efforts brought about widespread reforms in both the US and Canada. What position did Dix hold during the US Civil WarMore… Discuss

Published on Mar 11, 2012

“My documentary for National History Day 2012: Revolution, Reaction, Reform about Dorothea Lynde Dix, who paved the road to treating people with mental illness as human beings.” hannahachenB 

 

THis Day in the Yesterday: BODIES FOUND IN UNSOLVED HINTERKAIFECK MURDERS (1922)


Bodies Found in Unsolved Hinterkaifeck Murders (1922)

In 1922, Hinterkaifeck, a small farmstead north of Munich, became the scene of one of the most puzzling unsolved crimes in German history. On the evening of March 31, the farm’s six inhabitants, ranging in age from two to 72, were brutally murdered. The perpetrator likely remained at the farm for several days thereafter, but by the time the crime was discovered, he or she had disappeared without a trace. What unexplained events supposedly occurred there in the days leading up to the slaughter? More… Discuss

 

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER WWII-ERA BOMB IN BERLIN


Another Day, Another WWII-Era Bomb in Berlin

The discovery of unexploded munitions from World War II remains relatively commonplace in Germany, but this does not mean such incidents are taken lightly. Old bombs can still be deadly, so great care is taken to safely and properly defuse and dispose of them. Commuters in Berlin were reminded of this fact earlier this week, after a 220-lb (100-kg) Soviet bomb was found near a set of train tracks leading to the city’s main rail station. Hundreds of people were evacuated from the area, rail and air traffic was diverted, and abomb disposal team was brought in to defuse the device—which it managed to do without incident. More… Discuss

 

Takahashi minami Jane Doe


Takahashi minami Jane Doe


Some cool music Here!

モーニングBerryz48...the morning after..... "Always wear protection before reading…(^q^)."

Cdjapan order

Takamina♥’s solo debut “Jane Doe” arrived today along with C-ute♥’s new single “Crazy kanzen na otona”, both just released April 3rd (yesterday in Japan!). One release includes a poster and I was quite surprised to see Takamina’s single including in addition to the external photo extras…a beautiful clear file and sticker sheet as well both of which I was totally not expecting! I’ll be posting up C-ute’s A and B type singles soon along with Takamina’s debut types A, B & C singles. I was watching Princess Princess’ new Bluray concert over the weekend and it’s pure~amazing!!! They are as awesome as ever!! and ohhhh the setlist is woW!!…a total fan’s dream*~~*.

Cdjapan order....

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Will Waikikis International Market Place be razed, renovated or left as is? by Chris Bailey | HAWAII Magazine | Hawaii news, events, places, dining, travel tips & deals, photos | Oahu, Maui, Big Island, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai: The Best of Hawaii


Will Waikikis International Market Place be razed, renovated or left as is? by Chris Bailey | HAWAII Magazine | Hawaii news, events, places, dining, travel tips & deals, photos | Oahu, Maui, Big Island, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai: The Best of Hawaii.

California Hummingbird (my photo collection)


California Hummingbird

California Hummingbird (my photo collection)

Will Waikiki’s International Market Place be razed, renovated or left as is? (for a friend, following a conversation on this unique place)


Will Waikiki’s International Market Place be razed, renovated or left as is?

by: Chris Bailey
posted: Thu May 21, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Waikiki_International_Market_PlaceYou ask. We answer.

HAWAII Magazine reader Patricia Renze from New York, NY, writes:

What’s the status of the International Market Place renovations in Waikiki? I have spent many a happy day walking around and talking with all of the vendors. I hope the project has been shelved, as I love the Market Place just the way it is. 

Well, Patricia, you’ll be happy to know that Waikiki’s International Market Place is staying the same. For now at least. 

A $150 million overhaul of the 4.5 acre banyan-tree-shaded property in the heart of Waikiki has been postponed indefinitely, say Market Place officials. Development plans will be revisited sometime after 2010, but there’s no certainty of what will become of the open-air bazaar.

The planned redevelopment of the property has sparked protest from residents and visitors. A revitalized market place would come at the expense of the dozens of small retail booths that sell all manner of mostly foreign-made Hawaii tchotchkes—from plastic tiki statues and discount aloha wear to writhing hula girl lamps and wood carvings.

The International Market Place has been a Waikiki attraction for decades. Restaurateur Donn Beach—owner of the now long-gone Don the Beachcomber restaurant chain—once famously perched his office in the sturdy branches of the market place’s massive banyan tree. 

Since the International Market Place’s 1957 opening, there have been no major renovations to the property. The newest building on the property was erected in 1970. But property developers have coveted the shopping district’s central Waikiki location for almost as many years as the Market Place has been open.
 
Landowner Queen Emma Foundation’s latest plan for site—originally slated for a 2005 start—called for razing most of Market Place’s familiar tropical facade, making way for more upscale shops and restaurants, a storytelling center and an entertainment pavilion. Construction delays and the souring economy have stalled the project.

We’ll keep you posted on what happens next here on HawaiiMagazine.com.

Photo: International Market Place

 

Il Colosseo-Rome February 1984 (the Postcard never sent) (my photo collection)


Il Colosseo-Rome February 1984 (the Postcard never sent) (my photo collection)

Il Colosseo-Rome February 1984 (the Postcard never sent) (my photo collection)

Il Pantheon-Notturno_ Rome February 1984 (the postcard never sent) (my photo Collection)


Il Pantheon-Notturno_ Rome February 1984 (the postcard never sent) (my photo Collection)

Il Pantheon-Notturno_ Rome February 1984 (the postcard never sent) (my photo Collection)

Piazza San Pietro_ Rome February 1984 – Anno Santo della Redenzione 1983 (the postcard never sent) (my photo Collection)


Piazza San Pietro_ Rome February 1984 - Anno Sanco della Redenzione 1983 (the postcard never sent)

Piazza San Pietro_ Rome February 1984 – Anno Santo della Redenzione 1983 (the postcard never sent)

View from the bike trail_San Gabriel River _MidwayVideoCam on the bike handle (my photo collection)


View from the bike trail _MidwayVideoCam on the bike handle

View from the bike trail _MidwayVideoCam on the bike handle (my photo Collection)

Convergence_Double Tripod wood structures (my photo collection)


Convergence_Double Tripod wood structures (my photo collection)

Convergence_Double Tripod wood structures (my photo collection)

Around the fire pit (my photo collection)


Around the fire pit (my photo collection)

Around the fire pit (my photo collection)

Intersections – Integration In rich shades of gray (my photo Collection)


Intersections - Integration In rich shades of gray

Intersections – Integration In rich shades of gray (my photo collection)

Negative! Over and Out (my photo collection)


Negative! Over and Out

Negative! Over and Out (my photo collection)

Negative! Over and Out (my photo collection)

Hanauma Bay_OAHU_HAWAII (my photo Collection)


Hanauma Bay_OAHU_HAWAII

Hanauma Bay_OAHU_HAWAII (my photo Collection)

Report: $700 Million Missing In $1 Billion Katrina Fund


In other words 70% missing!

JONATHAN TURLEY

money_1We have yet another federal program with almost $1 billion missing with little more than a shrug from Congress and the Administration. What is astonishing is that this program only had about $1 billion to start with and over $700 million is missing from a fund that was supposed to be used by homeowners to elevate their homes. Many questioned such programs in funding private homes in high flood areas as well as the lack of controls in handing out hundreds of millions of dollars. Now the government simply says many homeowners simply took the money and ran. HUD Inspector General David Montoya simply says “your guess is as good as mine.” Most of us had hoped that our government would hand out $1 billion on more than a hope and a prayer. We would also had hoped that stealing tens of thousands of dollars would have some consequence for…

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Say Hello to Shop Conscious!


Postal Assistants


They never learn: Obama pushes for MORE LENDING to WEAK borrowers


He doesn’t push…he lets himself to be pushed: Now that’s a leader!

Craigslist.org


East-West Consultants Inc


Cupid.com


HAZMAT – State of Massachusetts, Salem : A mercury spill forced the evacuation of a Highland Avenue medical practice


I thought they were illegal for use for at least 10 years! Nothing changes in better…It only gets worse…

Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News

Hazmat

Photo of two hazmat technicians wearing bio-hazard suits

 

02.04.2013HAZMATUSAState of Massachusetts, SalemDamage levelDetails

HAZMAT in USA on Tuesday, 02 April, 2013 at 10:58 (10:58 AM) UTC.

Description
A mercury spill forced the evacuation of a Highland Avenue medical practice yesterday while crews mounted a lengthy cleanup effort. Deputy fire Chief Gerry Giunta said a wall-mounted mercury sphygmomanometer – or blood pressure meter – was somehow tipped over in an examination room at North Shore Cardiovascular Associates shortly after noon, causing the mercury inside to spill out onto the linoleum floor. “When it’s out of its containers, it turns into all these little BBs and they go rolling all over everything,” Giunta said. An employee was in the room with a patient at the time of the spill, but it…

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America Immigration Services


Microsoft Tech Support


Turn of your remote access, as soon as you’re done with the help. Install Norton antivirus, and Advanced SystemsCare, and do not access just any website. Never give your email to people you never met! and so on! It not just your virtual life, it is your real one too!

Floare de lunca-Breaza-1981 (My photo collection)


Floare de lunca-Breaza-1981

Floare de lunca-Breaza-1981 (my photo collection)

Siverlining: Aloe-like Thorny Plant-Lunca Breaza-1981 (my photo collection)


Aloe-like Thorny Plant-Lunca Breaza-1981

Aloe-like Thorny Plant-Lunca Breaza-1981 (my photo collection)

Edelweiss Coltii Morarului-bucegi-2 1979 (my photo collection)


Edelweiss Coltii Morarului-bucegi 1979

Edelweiss Coltii Morarului-bucegi 1979

Edelweiss Coltii Morarului-bucegi-2 1979

Edelweiss Coltii Morarului-bucegi-2 1979

Contrast and Translucence in Contre-jour (my photo collection)


Contrast and Translucence  in Contrejour

Contrast and Translucence in Contrejour (my photo collection)