Daily Archives: April 25, 2013

ProPublica: What Went Wrong in West, Texas – and Where Were the Regulators?

ProPublica_ What Went Wrong in West, Texas- and Where Were the Regulators?

ProPublica_ What Went Wrong in West, Texas– and Where Were the Regulators?


April 25: This post has been corrected.

A week after a blast at a Texas fertilizer plantkilled at least 15 people and hurt more than 200, authorities still don’t know exactly why the West Chemical and Fertilizer Company plant exploded.


Here’s what we do know: The fertilizer plant hadn’t been inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985. Its owners do not seem to have told the Department of Homeland Security that they were storing large quantities of potentially explosive fertilizer, as regulations require. And the most recent partial safety inspectionof the facility in 2011 led to $5,250 in fines.

We’ve laid out which agencies were in charge of regulating the plant and who’s investigating the explosion now.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>more HERE


EuZicAsa Thursday Evening At the Concert – Great Performances: Schubert Quintet A major The Trout , Barenboim, Perlman, Zukerman, Jacqueline du Pre and Mehta

First movement: 00:32
Second movement: 10:10
Third movement: 18:27
Fourth movement: 23:17
Fifth movement: 32:00

From Wikipedia: The Trout Quintet is the popular name for the Piano Quintet in A major by Franz Schubert. In Otto Erich Deutsch‘s catalogue of Schubert’s works, it is D. 667. The work was composed in 1819,[1] when Schubert was only 22 years old; it was not published, however, until 1829, a year after his death.[2]

Rather than the usual piano quintet lineup of piano and string quartet, Schubert’s piece is written for piano, violinviolacello and double bass. The composerJohann Nepomuk Hummel had rearranged his own Septet for the same instrumentation,[3] and the Trout was actually written for a group of musicians coming together to play Hummel’s work.>>>>>>>>>>more HERE

From Wikipedia: Jacqueline Mary du PréOBE (26 January 1945 – 19 October 1987) was a British cellist. She is particularly associated with Elgar‘s Cello Concerto in E Minor, her interpretation of which has been described as “definitive” and “legendary.”[1] Her career was cut short by multiple sclerosis, which forced her to stop performing at age 28, and led to her premature death. Posthumously, she was the subject of a film Hilary and Jackie (based on her siblings’ memoir, A Genius in the Family) that was factually controversial and criticized for sensationalising her private life.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>more HERE


EuZicAsa Thursday Evening At the Concert – Great Performances: Bernstein Beethoven Leonore Overture Nº3

Leonore Overture Nº 3 in C major, Op. 72b

The Amnesty International Concert

Orchestra: Bavarian Broadcast Symphony Orchestra
Venue: Munich, Germany.
Date: 17/10/1976

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990)


EuZicAsa Thursday Evening at the Concert – Great Performances: Beethoven Symphony No 7 A major Daniel Barenboim West Eastern Divan Orchestra

The Seventh Symphony is in four movements:

  1. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
  2. Allegretto
  3. Presto – Assai meno presto (trio)
  4. Allegro con brio

Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, was the seventh of his nine symphonies. He worked on it while staying in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice in the hope of improving his health. It was completed in 1812, and was dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries. Continue reading

George-B on irresponsibility

Hearing the truth, make one responsible: It is the reason for which people who evade responsibility live in a fantasy world, in which they don’t have to face being responsible (George-B)

Pakistani ex-dictator Musharraf indicted over Bhutto murder

It was about time!

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Argentina is not the only country where ex-dictators, like General Videla, are indicted.

Benazir Bhutto, opposition leader, murdered by Musharraf, Pakistani judges say

From Al Jazeera:

Musharraf arrested over Bhutto murder case

General Pervez Musharraf, the former Pakistan leader, formally arrested in relation to Benazir Bhutto murder case.

Last Modified: 25 Apr 2013 16:56

General Pervez Musharraf has been formally arrested in relation to the Benazir Bhutto murder case.

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder, reporting from Islamabad, said that Musharraf will remain at his Chak Shahzad farmhouse residence but will be produced at the anti-terrorist court in Rawalpindi on Friday.

“The Musharraf case has many implications given the fact that the country is less than two weeks away from election,” he said.

“It will be the responsibility of the new elected government to deal with this important issue.

Since his return to Pakistan in a bid to contest the 2013 general election, Musharraf has been…

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Blackwater mercenaries, WikiLeaks, and Bradley Manning

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This video says about itself:

Jeremy Scahill: Bradley Manning Revealed Blackwater Founder Erik Prince‘s Escape to Abu Dhabi

Apr 24, 2013

Watch the full interview with Jeremy Scahill on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/knEmh. In his new book, “Dirty Wars: the World is a Battlefield,” Jeremy Scahill charts the expanding covert wars operated by the CIA and the Joint Special Operations Command from Somalia to Pakistan. “Dirty Wars” is Scahill’s follow-up to his New York Times bestseller, “Blackwater: The World’s Most Powerful Army.” In 2010, Scahill was the first to reveal the plans of Blackwater founder Erik Prince to move to the United Arab Emirates amidst mounting legal troubles. The New York Times confirmed the story two months later. Speaking on Democracy Now!, Scahill reveals his source at the time was none other than military whistleblower Bradley Manning.

Watch the 50-minute Part…

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Massive Turnout For Anti-NRA Rally/March … Not

against gun violence, not against gun ownership: a police officer’s gun has been known to kill as well (or better) than anybody else’s!


Five Sad Pictures From Today’s Anti-NRA March

The Media Platform

” I swung by the Stop the NRA March this afternoon to watch the protest and march against gun violence. I was late, but caught two of the speeches before the crowd started marching.

Participating organizations include Public Campaign, Occupy the NRA, CREDO, Every Child Matters, Moveon, United For Change, USA, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, The Other 98%, and We Act Radio.

As Buzzfeed’s Evan McMorris-Santoro noted earlier this morning, the event featured the debut of a new anti-NRA poster created by Shepard Fairey – the designer of the famous Obama ‘Hope’ poster.

A generous estimation of the crowd size would have been about 100 people, including members of the media.

Here are some of the photos:

The Massive Crowd


Artist Shepard Fairey's Newest Creation

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Willow In Bloom

Trust flowers!

A Quotation About Doubt From Buddha

Blind trust unites people, as the trusting one givers away everything to the one he trusted: Trust doubtfully!

The Boy With The Moon And Star On His Head

John Denver – Annie´s Song

“Bridge over Troubled Water” Simon & Garfunkel (this was part of the Thursday concert at NOON!)

Simon & Garfunkel – America

Song 3 off of their album Bookends. LYRICS:

AMERICA (Simon and Garfunkel)

“Let us be lovers, we’ll marry our fortunes together
I’ve got some real estate here in my bag”
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner’s pies
And walked off to look for America

“Kathy,” I said, as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
“Michigan seems like a dream to me now
It took me four days to hitch-hike from Saginaw
I’ve come to look for America”

Laughing on the bus
Playing games with the faces
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said, “Be careful, his bow tie is really a camera”

“Toss me a cigarette, I think there’s one in my raincoat”
“We smoked the last one an hour ago”
So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine
And the moon rose over an open field

“Kathy, I’m lost,” I said, thought I knew she was sleeping.
“I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why”
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They’ve all come to look for America
All come to look for America
All come to look for America


Simon & Garfunkel – Homeward Bound (Monterey 1967)

Homeward Bound / Home (Glee Cast Version) [HQ Full Studio]

Published on Nov 23, 2012


New Glee Single for Season Four from the new episode 4×08 “Thanksgiving”.

Peter Paul & Mary – Early Morning Rain (1966): “Tonight In Person” Show (1966)

Peter Paul & Mary – Early Morning Rain (1966): “Tonight In Person” Show (1966)

Joan Baez – The Green Green Grass Of Home

Joan performs a country classic on the Smothers Brothers show.

Send “Green, Green Grass of Home” Ringtone to your Cell

Joan Baez – green, green grass of Home

The old home town looks the same
As I step down from the train
And there meet me is my mama and my papa
Down the road I look and there runs Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home
The old house is still standing
Tho’ the paint is cracked and dry
And there’s that old oak tree that I used to play on
Down the lane I walk with my sweet Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home
Yes, they’ll all come to meet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home
Then I wake and look around me
To the cold gray wall that surround me
And then I realize that I was only dreaming
There’s a guard and sad old padre
Arm in arm we’ll walk at daybreak
Again I touch the green, green grass of home
Yes, we’ll all be together in the shade of that old oak tree
As we beneath indeed the green, green grass of home

Send “Green, Green Grass of Home” Ringtone to your Cell

Canta Libre-Neil Diamond >>>>>>>>>>>>>Canta mi corazón!<<<<<<<<<<<<<

I got music running in my head!

End of an era…End of a life…End of a country? (Wake up reclaim m your Country: Ask your representative what you can do!)

End of an era…End of a life…End of a country?

Orchids: Natural Miracle (these Pics have been “Lifted” by android, so the quality may be a little off…SORRY)

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Alicante by Jacques Prevert SoudCloud recitation, and Alicante – Pencil Sketch (my art Collection)

Alicante Theme_Pencil sketch by George-B

Alicante Theme_Pencil sketch by George-B


Jacques Prevert

Une orange sur la table
Ta robe sur le tapis
Et toi dans mon lit
Doux présent de la présent
Fraîcheur de la nuit
Chaleur de ma vie

An orange upon the table
Your dress on the rug
And you in my bed
Sweet present of the present
Freshness of the night
Warmth of my life




Narcise: OPEN, OPEN, OPEN (Muntii Apuseni)

Baucus To Leave Office . . . And A Troubling Ethical Legacy


250px-Max_S_BaucusMontana Sen. Max Baucus (D), 67, is retiring rather than face reelection in 2014. The decision will spare a campaign that would have reignited controversies over his use of his office to benefit his live-in girlfriend. We have previously discussed the controversy. In addition to giving Melodee Hanes, 53, generous raises as a staffer, Baucus pushed to have her selected as U.S. Attorney. What is most notable about this story is that it was not ethics that pushed Baucus from office despite the documented work for his girlfriend. He was allowed to continued unimpeded despite news accounts of his work for Hanes. His success in avoiding any serious repercussions in the scandal will no doubt emboldened his colleagues in the use of their office to benefit friends and family members. The two married in 2011.

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Presidential terms

Bell Book Candle

Barack Obama is US President number 44 and when he finishes his term in January, 2017, 44 US Presidents will have served a total of 228 years or an average of 5 years and 2 months each. There will have been only 14 presidents who have served two full terms or more. They are in order:

  1. Washington
  2. Jefferson
  3. Madison
  4. Monroe
  5. Jackson
  6. Grant
  7. Cleveland
  8. Wilson
  9. FDR
  10. Eisenhower
  11. Reagan
  12. Clinton
  13. GW Bush
  14. Obama

President Obama will be the 14th two-term President unless Grover Norquist and some Republicans have their way and impeach him for being President while black. GW Bush has the distinction of being number 13 on the list, an unlucky number for the country.

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The Enescu festival: it’s bigger than Ben Hur the opera!

The Romanian Atheneum: a magnificent architecture, with a top of the line sound pattern (trust me, I’ve been there!

My Five Romances

In September the hotel porters of Bucharest will be very busy lugging double basses, cellos, harps and tubas up and down the staircases and along the plush carpeted corridors. (Or maybe less poetically they will shove them on trolleys and take the lift). Why? Because that is when the George Enescu International Festival takes place, and members of orchestras from all over the world will descend on the Romanian capital. Held every two years, the festival must surely rank as the biggest cultural event on Romania’s calendar.

I had never studied the program for this event before, as I have only recently got to know some of Enescu’s music, so I went online to check it out. The Romanian language website is here and the English language version is here. The festival is much more comprehensive than I imagined. Although most of it takes place in Bucharest, there…

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Trackbacks and Pingbacks

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EuZicAsa and Alexa global and US site Ranking

EuZicAsa and Alexa global and US site Ranking

EuZicAsa and Alexa global and US site Ranking (click to access Alexa)

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