Daily Archives: May 1, 2013

Breaking news: Motorist allegedly murders cyclist in Downtown L.A.


“The Conventional View Serves To Protect Us From The Painful Job Of Thinking.” –JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH


Nothing conventional around here: all very unconventional!

"You Jivin' Me, Turkey?"

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Review of the Obamacare tax increases


Museum Burka: Greece Demands Ancient Statues Returned From Qatar After Museum Covers Them To Protect Muslim Sensibilities


Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense! Francois Villon

JONATHAN TURLEY

qatargreeceart2The only problem that Qatar has with ancient history is that its pre-Islamic art falls to comply with Islamic sensibilities. An exhibit has been touring the world on the beauty and grace of “The Olympics — Past and Present.” Two ancient statues showed this expression in artistic form but the Islamic nation decided to obscure the statues behind a black screen because their naked bodies were considered indecent under Islamic values.

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Reduction Of Colours


Without reduction in artistry! Au contraire!

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Reduction Of Colours

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Jus a with a friend


“In conclusion, I’m telling you: Everything are neither all black or all white…thake us for instance.”

“Yes, I think I know what you mean…”

Change (poetic thought by George-B)


Change (poetic thought by George-B)

Change is necessary,
for young to grow old,
for reach to get richer and

poor to lose more,
to fatten the brainy greed
For better, but mostly for worse,

let’s face it
there is a circular motion we call change,
but change for change,  is hypocritical

Is change for worse! 

Romanian Outlook: California About to Frack On Shale Gas Moratorium?


There are moratoriums you know!

Communication for Development of Ideas

While the Romanian Government is over enthused with the utopia of shale gas granting energy independence although exploited by foreign companies, all that glitters is not gold or gas.

I was asking on LinkedIn some weeks ago the reasons behind so many American companies looking for exploration and exploitation leases on Romanian soil bearing in mind that US states like Texas have rich resources. One Texan oil and gas professional answered that companies interested in working abroad have assets that need to be put to work but these may depend upon the ease of doing business, their costs associated with that business, and maybe more importantly the logistics involved to supply and support their work.

This work isn’t something they enter into on a whim and a variety of factors must be met before they can move forward. So yes, of course this is not something done on a whim…

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Quotation: Gilbert Chesterton on human behavior and actions


If you know what a man’s doing, get in front of him; but if you want to guess what he’s doing, keep behind him.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: ANNA MARIE JARVIS (1864) the tireless campaigner for “Mother’s Day


Anna Marie Jarvis (1864)

Though she never wed or had children herself, Jarvis campaigned tirelessly for the establishment of an annual holiday honoring mothers. She began her campaign after the death of her mother, a social activist who had brought mothers together in an effort to counter the divisions caused by the Civil War. By 1914, Mother’s Day had been proclaimed a US national holiday. Rather than savor her success, Jarvis soon became one of the holiday’s most vehement opponents. Why did she want it abolished?More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: U-2 CRISIS OF 1960 BEGINS (1960) It’s proven fact that humans behave better when they try to portray themselves as being better!


U-2 Crisis of 1960 Begins (1960)

After becoming Soviet premier in 1958, Nikita Khrushchev asserted a doctrine of peaceful coexistence with capitalist nations. He toured the US in 1959 and planned a Paris summit with the US, Britain, and France in 1960, but in May of that year, an American U-2 reconnaissance plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. Khrushchev cancelled the conference, and the American pilot, F. Gary Powers, was tried in the Soviet Union and sentenced to 10 years in prison. What happened to him? More… Discuss

FLAVOR OF BEER EXCITES BRAIN


Flavor of Beer Excites Brain

Just a spritz of beer on the tongue is enough to trigger the brain‘s reward centers and increase the desire to drink. Researchers scanned the brains of volunteers while spraying small quantities of either a sports drink or beer in their mouths and found that beer elicited a greater release of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Interestingly, the beverage’s flavor appeared to have the greatest effect on participants with a family history of alcoholism, suggesting that the addiction has a degree of heritability.More… Discuss

QUEEN CATHERINE DE’ MEDICI


Queen Catherine de’ Medici

A member of the powerful Medici family, Catherine married Henry II in 1533, and together they had 10 children. She became queen when Henry inherited the crown in 1547. Though he largely excluded her from state affairs, she was thrust into the political arena upon his death in 1559. As regent for her young sons, first Francis II and then Charles IX, she determined state policy to a considerable extent. For that reason, she is generally blamed for what massacre carried out under Charles IX’s rule? More…Discuss

Female Leaders: Prime Ministers


We never gave enough reverence to women, even though we are here because they brought us here…That only can make them the most extraordinary beings as true in the beginning as is now!