Daily Archives: April 24, 2013

Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome on Time the healer


Time has laid his healing hand upon the wound when we can look back upon the pain we once fainted under and no bitterness or despair rises in our hearts.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss

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Today’s Birthday: ROGER MORTIMER, 1ST EARL OF MARCH (1287)


Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (1287)

Mortimer was imprisoned in 1322 for opposing King Edward II, but he escaped to France. When Edward II’s queen, Isabella, came to France in 1325, Mortimer became her lover. Together they invaded England in 1326 and routed Edward, whom they forced to abdicate and later had murdered. Having secured the crown for young Edward III, Mortimer, with Isabella, virtually ruled England and acquired great wealth. In 1330, he was seized by Edward III, convicted by Parliament, and executed by what means? More… Discuss

 

THis Day in the Yesteryear: 18-YEAR-OLD RECALLED FROM ENGLISH SCHOOL TO BECOME KING OF SWAZILAND (1986)


18-Year-Old Recalled From English School to Become King of Swaziland (1986)

During his 61-year rule as monarch, King Sobhuza II of Swaziland had 210 children by at least 70 wives. When Sobhuza died in 1982, one of his sons, Prince Makhosetive Dlamini, was selected as his successor. Four years later, Dlamini was crowned King Mswati III—just months before he was scheduled to take his final exams at his private English boarding school. Mswati’s power as monarch is nearly absolute, and he has been criticized for abuses of his rule and for what personal indulgences? More… Discuss

 

INVASIVE SNAILS EATING FLORIDIANS OUT OF HOUSE AND HOME, LITERALLY


Invasive Snails Eating Floridians Out of House and Home, Literally

Several invasive species have made Florida their home, including the Burmese python and the perhaps lesser known but no less destructive giant African land snail. These snails can grow to be as big as rats and even carry a parasitic rat lungworm that can sicken humans. They devour over 500 species of plants and are also particularly fond of stucco, a building material that contains calcium needed for their shells—shells so sharp they have been known to puncture tires. Over 100,000 of the snails have been captured since they were first spotted in Florida in September 2011, but with each snail capable of producing 1,200 eggs a year, the battle is far from over. More… Discuss

 

From Democracy Now: Ricin Suspect Released, Decries “Nightmare” Arrest (Guilty until proven innocent!)


 

From Democracy Now - Ricin Suspect Released, Decries 'Nightmare' Arrest (guilty until Proven Innocent)

From Democracy Now – Ricin Suspect Released, Decries ‘Nightmare’ Arrest (guilty until Proven Innocent) (Click to access report)

 

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Orchids: Natural miracles


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From Democracy Now – Ohio Teacher Fired…After Mother’s OBIT INCLUDES LESBIAN PARTNER?+ I’ll Never fall in love again


From Democracy Now - Ohio Teacher Fired...After Mother's OBIT INCLUDES LESBIAN PARTNER.

From Democracy Now – Ohio Teacher Fired…After Mother’s OBIT INCLUDES LESBIAN PARTNER. (click to access

Published on Aug 7, 2012

from the 1970 album THE CARPENTERS – CLOSE TO YOU – created at http://animoto.com

Artbound@KCETArtbound: From Tar Pits: James Griffith’s Petro-Artistic Paintings


Arbound@KCETArtbound: Tar painting

Arbound@KCETArtbound: Tar painting (click to ACCESS STORY)

the Guardian-Number of students going on to higher education almost reaches 50%


the Guardian-Number of students going on to higher education almost reaches 50%

the Guardian-Number of students going on to higher education almost reaches 50% (Click to access report)

From SF Gate – Report: Richest 7% got richer during recovery By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press Updated 1:39 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Report: Richest 7% got richer during recovery By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press Updated 1:39 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Report: Richest 7% got richer during recovery
By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press
Updated 1:39 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 (click to access Report)

“Pirate Radio” – Official Trailer (“governments loathe people being free”)


Uploaded on Oct 6, 2009

This film really captures the freedom spirit of the 60’s.
Coming to theaters on November 13, 2009.
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Sturridge, Talulah Riley

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Open Government Advocates Disappointed by Rollback of STOCK Act Requirements for Online Access


center for effective government Open government advocates

center for effective government Open government advocates

What is the Pirate Organization?


Published on Nov 19, 2012

More at WWW.PIRATEORGANIZATION.COM
Creative Direction, 2D/3D Design, 2D/3D Animation: Daniel Wyatt
2D Artworking: Sophie Jones
Producer: JP Vergne (SSHRC grant for Western University / Ivey, Canada)
Script: Daniel Wyatt, Simon Thomson, JP Vergne
Voice Over: Melissa Chambers – Audio producer: Nick Flint
Sound Design: Arranged and edited by Daniel Wyatt 
Music: Chevreuil, “L’Organisation Pirate”; Wikileax, remix of “L’Organisation Pirate”; and a 2 second sample from Beastie Boys, “Root Down” (1994, Grand Royal Records)