Daily Archives: July 11, 2013

Just a Thought: And you thought Microsoft Will Protect YOUR Privacy?


Just a Thought: And you thought Microsoft Will Protect YOUR Privacy? 

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FROM REUTERS-_-Treasury Secretary says China to hand audit work to SEC


FROM REUTERS-_-Treasury Secretary says China to hand audit work to SEC

FROM REUTERS-_-Treasury Secretary says China to hand audit work to SEC (CLICK TO ACCESS REPORT)

WATCH: ‘Ag Gag’ Laws Silence Factory Farm Whistleblowers | Bill Moyers


 

Bill Moyers: Watch: 'Ag Gag' Laws Silence Factory Farm Whistleblowers

WATCH: ‘Ag Gag’ Laws Silence Factory Farm Whistleblowers | Bill Moyers.

BBC News – Edward Snowden case: US rebukes China


 

U.S. Secretary of State William Burns:

BBC News – Edward Snowden case: US rebukes China.

NSA fears Snowden saw details of China spying


 

Snowden

NSA fears Snowden saw details of China spying.

Paradox in a Dream, poetic thought by George-B


Paradox in a Dream,  poetic thought by George-B

I was writing this phrase a hundred times:

“Why do people run in circles?”

By the time I was done….They just stopped!

Haiku: Shotokan Kiai, poetic thought by George-B


Haiku: Shotokan Kiai, poetic thought by George-B

Shotokan posture
Harnesses all potential
Unleashing Kiai

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Shōtōkan
(松濤館流)
Date founded 1939
Country of origin Japan
Founder Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957)
Yoshitaka Funakoshi (1906–1945)
Arts taught Karate
Ancestor schools Shōrei-ryūShōrin-ryū
Descendant schools Wadō-ryū • Shōtōkai • Chitō-ryū •Shindō jinen-ryū • Yoseikan Karate •Kyokushin

GALERIE FOTO: COPII AMERICII LA 1900


CER SI PAMANT ROMANESC

Fotograful Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940), s-a născut în Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A studiat sociologie la  Universitatea din Chicago şi la Universitatea din  New York, devenind profesor.

A considerat arta fotografica drept un mijloc  de a exprima preocupările sale sociale.Intre anii 1908 lsi 1912, Hine a luat aparatul de fotografiat si a imortalizat scene cu copii chiar si de trei ani care indeplineau munci istovitoare care le depaseau puterile,uneori in conditii periculoase in fabeici,mine,sau pe campuri. In 1909 el a publicat primul sau eseu fotografic.

Unele dintre imaginile sale, cum ar fi aceasta a unei fetite care trage cu ochiul pe fereastra in timpul lucrului, sunt considerate unele dintre cele mai renumite instantanee luate vreodata si au ramas in istoria fotografiei.

În 1938, Congresul American a adoptat o lege care reglementa munca si care a fost declarata in 1941 constitutionala,  de către Curtea Supremă a SUA.

 Aceasta lege stabilea saptamana de lucru la…

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‘Two American Families’


A must see video!

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Watch Bill Moyers’ July 9, 2013 Frontline documentary about two ordinary, hard-working families in Milwaukee.

Watch Video HereSince 1992, Bill Moyers has been following the story of these two middle-class families — one black, one white — as they battle to keep from sliding into poverty. He first met the Stanleys and Neumanns when they were featured in his 1990 documentary Minimum Wages: The New Economy. The families were revisited in 1995 for Living on the Edge, and again in 2000 for Surviving the Good Times.

Bill Moyers revisited his reports on the Stanleys and Neumanns and talked about issues raised with authors Barbara Miner and Barbara Garson on the July 5 episode of Moyers & Company, “Surviving the New American Economy.”

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What’s Happened to the Two…

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Haiku – Unaiming Arrow, poetic thought by George-B


Haiku – Unaiming Arrow,  poetic thought by George-B

Unaiming Arrow,
Flies thru etherically 
Finding intention…

Vishwamitraarchery training from Ramayana

That’s What Friends are For | Jungle Book


Bolivian Men Fight for Good Harvest (at least they fight for harvest, not as gladiators!)



Men and boys from neighboring villages fight each other in Bolivia’s annual Tinku festival. They believe these bouts please the spirits, and the strongest fighter will bring his village a good harvest. Spilled blood is seen as an offering to the spirits.

Just a Thought: When we deny our past mistakes…How can we look the present in the eye?


Just a Thought:  When we deny our past  mistakes…How can we look the present in the eye? 

Sperm Hoarders: Why Animals Store Semen – News Watch


 

Sperm Hoarders: Why Animals Store Semen – News Watch.

A brand-new U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan. And nobody to use it. – The Washington Post


 

A brand-new U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan. And nobody to use it. – The Washington Post.

A Saudi princess to be arrested for human trafficking in California – USA – FRANCE 24


 

criminalul neprins...negustor cinstit...

A Saudi princess to be arrested for human trafficking in California – USA – FRANCE 24.

Une princesse saoudienne arrêtée pour trafic d’être humain en Californie – ÉTATS-UNIS – FRANCE 24


Une princesse saoudienne arrêtée pour trafic d’être humain en Californie – ÉTATS-UNIS – FRANCE 24.

Details On The Secret FISA Court NSA Opinion, And Where Is Edward Snowden?


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Published on Jul 10, 2013

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked top secret information regarding U.S. surveillance operations, and now there have been multiple lawsuits regarding NSA activity, including a top secret FISA court opinion from October 2011 deeming some of the NSA’s surveillance methods unconstitutional.

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The Guardian home

US must fix secret Fisa courts, says top judge who granted surveillance orders

James Robertson breaks ranks and says he was shocked to hear of changes to allow broader authorisation of NSA programs

NSA surveillance

The Fisa courts, set up under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, are intended to provide legal oversight. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

A former federal judge who granted government surveillance requests has broken ranks to criticise the system of secret courts as unfit for purpose in the wake of recent revelations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

James…

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Uitate de istorie, două intervenții militare neautorizate


Biological Hazard – State of California, [Thousand Steps Beach in south Laguna Beach] : An unusual jellyfish seems to have made its stinging debut in the Southern California seas.


Careful out there!

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Earth Watch Report  –  Biological Hazards

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10.07.2013Biological HazardUSAState of California, [Thousand Steps Beach in south Laguna Beach]Damage levelDetails

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Biological Hazard in USA on Wednesday, 10 July, 2013 at 11:22 (11:22 AM) UTC.

Description
An unusual jellyfish seems to have made its stinging debut in the Southern California seas. The Orange County Register says some people suffered stings all over their bodies last week at Thousand Steps Beach in south Laguna Beach. Some Fourth of July swimmers came ashore with dark membranes clinging to their bodies, as the jellyfish broke up in the surf. From the color, experts determined the jellyfish may be rare black jellies. Nigela Hillgarth of Birch Aquarium says the species was first identified in 1999, and it has only recently…

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Greek workers occupy government buildings


Dear Kitty. Some blog

The front of Tuesday’s Athens march of local government workers

From daily News Line in Britain:

Thursday, 11 July 2013

GREEK LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKERS OCCUPY

SCORES of town halls in the metropolitan Athens-Piraeus area were being occupied by municipal workers on Wednesday morning following a decision by the POE-OTA federation of local government trade unions.

The action comes after two days of mass demonstrations of local government workers along with municipal police in Athens against the Greek government’s decision to sack at once 12,500 workers: the entire municipal police throughout Greece, all 2,500 school guards and thousands of teachers and civil servants on the diktats of the troika overlords EC-IMFECB.

The Greek two-party coalition government, branded as a junta by Greek workers, sacked all these workers after a mere decision of the Reforms Minister K. Mitsotakis without any discussion in the Vouli (Greek parliament); he admitted that he gave a full…

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iubirea creste


Beautiful voice!

pentru azi și pentru mâine... pentru că timpul mă iubește...

de-ar fi să pot zbura ca gândul,
aș traversa oceane-n taină
s-ajung mereu să ating brațul
ce-mi plimbă inima-n grădină
ce-i a iubirii ! și ai vedea mereu cum poate ,
femeia căreia-i crești vise ,
să-nsenineze cerurile-ți adormite
cu-acel curcubeu înfloritor ce-ți dispăruse
Zilele mi-aduc și clipe,ce timpului
“la revedere”-i spun când trec ,
dar lui i-arăt pe harta cerului
prin câte locuri noi ne întâlnim cu farmec
în noi iubirea crește,dorința ne atrage
mistuitor,răsfrânta, prin nopți nenumărate
când genele se-adună și doar de tine mângâiate-ar înțelege
că orice gând sau vis de-ar fi să crească,cu tine toate-ar fi adevărate

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Saudi Princess Charged With Human Trafficking in California


JONATHAN TURLEY

Saudi Human Trafficcking.JPEG-0208bWe have another Saudi royal on the criminal docket. The latest family member of the House of Saud was arrested in Santa Ana for human trafficking where a Kenyan woman gave a familiar account of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia. She said that her passport was taken and she was forced to work 16 hours a day, seven days a week for virtually no money. Meshael Alayban, 42, is one of the wives of Saudi Prince Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz al Saud.

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Sen. Paul Appears on Fox’s On the Record with Greta Van Susteran – 7/10/2013


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Gheorghe Zamfir – Colaj



http://micaelnicolas.wordpress.com/ca…
Playlist:

1. Gheorghe ZamfirEnnio MorriconeCockney Song
2. Unchained melody
3. Elvira Madigan
4. Un ete 42 (Movie Theme)
5. Shadow of your smile
6. Wild theme
7. Ave Maria (Shubert)
8. Cent mille chansons
9. Limelight (Movie Theme)
10. Et maintenant
11. Serenade
12. Don’t cry for me Argentina
13. Run to me
14. Amazing Grace
15. Adagio
16. Bilitis (Movie Theme)
17. Out of Africa (movie Theme)
18. Yiddish mama

Colaj audio realizat de Florin Popa de pe Trilulilu.ro

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The Lonely Shepherd (Kill Bill Soundtrack) Gheorghe Zamfir



Gheorghe Zamfir – The Lonely Shepherd (Kill Bill Soundtrack)
kill bill music. kill bill bso

There will be panflute blowing (that’s still legal…I hope): Amazing Grace, David Döring, Panflöte in den Bergen, Panflute



Amazing Grace wurden in Österreich gedreht. Drehorte: Riffelsee (Pitztal) und am Naturparkaus (Kaunertal).

Der Song “Amazing Grace” bedeutet mir sehr viel. Er hat eine besondere Kraft. Woran liegt das?, fragte ich mich. Darin wird die Lebenserfahrung eines Mannes beschrieben, der in seinem Leben viel erleb hat, Positives, wie auch Negatives und am Ende gesehen hat, dass es Gottes Gnade ist, die Rettung bringt.
“Gnade” ist heute leider für viele ein Fremdwort. Darum wünsche ich mir, dass Sie die Gnade erfahren.

Alle Rechte vorbehalten. Jegliche Vervielfältigung oder Weiterverbreitung in jedem Medium als Ganzes oder in Teilen bedarf der schriftlichen Zustimmung des Inhabers David Döring.

 

LAST Whistle Blowing Concert…..Promise! (There will be no more whistles!)



Remade with FL Studio and NES VSTi Plugin. Original song from Mega Man 3.

Relaxation Piano Music – Chopin



Relaxation Piano Music – Chopin
Tracklist:
1. Etude Opus 25 
2. Nocturne Number 1 Opus 9
3. Nocturne Opus 15
4. Nocturne B Flat minor, op 9 No 1
5. Nocturne B major, op 32 No 1
6. Nocturne C minor, op 48 No 1
7. Nocturne C Sharp minor, op 27 No 1
8. Nocturne D Flat major, op 27 No 2
9. Nocturne E Flat major, op 9 No 2
10. Nocturne E minor, op 72 No 1
11. Nocturne F Sharp major, op 15 No 2
12. Nocturne F Sharp minor, op 48 No 2
13. Nocturne G minor, op 15 No 3
14. Nocturne No 1 b flat minor op 9 No 1
15. Piano Prelude No 4 Opus 28
16. Piano Prelude No 15 Raindrop
17. Piano Prelude Number 7 Opus 28
18. Polonaise Opus 53 Heroic
19. Polonaise No 1 c sharp minor op 26 No 1
20. Prelude No 14 e flat minor op 28
21. Prelude No 17 A major op 28
22. Prelude No 18 f minor op 28
23. Prelude No 3 G major op 28
24. Prelude No 6 b minor op 28
25. Prelude No 8 f sharp minor op 28
26. Scherzo b flat minor op 31
27. Valse No 12 f minor op 70 No 2
28. Valse No 3 a minor op 34 No 2
29. Valse No 6 D flat major op 64 No 1 Minuten-Walzer
30. Valse brilliante in E b
31. Waltz A Flat major, op 69 No 1

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iTuneshttp://itunes.apple.com/it/album/chop…

GILELS plays Chopin – Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 (1/4)


Emil Gilels plays Chopin’s Piano sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58.

1. Allegro maestoso

2. Scherzo: Molto vivace

3. Largo

4. Finale: Presto non tanto; Agitato

 

Gian Carlo Menotti – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra – I. Allegro moderato (1/2)



Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro vivace

Ruggiero Ricci, violin
Pacific Symphony Orchestra
Keith Clark, conductor Continue reading

MAX BRUCH – Violin Concerto No, 1 in G Minor. Op. 26. – SHLOMO MINTZ/Claudio Abbado/Chicago Symphony



For more information on violinist, Shlomo Mintz, please go to his official website at: http://www.shlomo-mintz.com/en/biography

Shlomo Mintz (born October 30, 1957) is an Israeli violin virtuoso, violist and conductor. He regularly appears with orchestras and conductors on the international scene and is heard in recitals and chamber music concerts around the world

Biography. 
Shlomo Mintz was born in Moscow. In 1959, at the age of two, his family immigrated to Israel, where he studied with Ilona Feher, one of the last representatives of the Central European Violin School. Feher introduced Shlomo Mintz to Isaac Stern, who became his mentor. He was also a student of Dorothy Delay in New York. Continue reading

The Sleeping Beauty Op.66 (Ballet) – Full Suite Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Soundtrack Movie 1959



Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty Soundtrack HD Op.66 Ballet Full Suite Greatest The Best Version Original Soundtrack Movie Walt Disney 1959 Philharmonia Orchestra Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky (Dornröschen, 睡美人, La Bella Durmiente, La Bella Addormentata, Belle au Bois Dormant, Śpiąca Królewna, 眠れる森の美女, Uyuyan güzel, Спящая красавица, Ωραία Κοιμωμένη Continue reading

Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat, K. 364 / K. 320d



The Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat major, K. 364 (320d), was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
At the time of its composition in 1779, Mozart was on a tour of Europe that included Mannheim and Paris. The composition’s complex orchestral dynamics reflects the increasing technical competence of the European orchestra of that era and was strongly influenced by Mozart’s visit to the Mannheim court orchestra during his European tour of 1777 to 1779. Mozart had been experimenting with the sinfonia concertante genre and this work can be considered his most successful realization in this cross-over genre between symphony and concerto. The piece is scored in three movements for solo violin, solo viola, two oboes, two horns, and strings, the latter including two sections of violas.
The solo viola part is written in D major instead of E flat major, and the instrument tuned a semitone sharper (scordatura technique), to give a more brilliant tone. This technique is uncommon when performed on the modern viola and is used mostly in performance on original instruments.
It has also been arranged for cello in place of the viola part. 
I. Allegro maestoso, common time
II. Andante, 3/4, in C minor
III. Presto, 2/4
This Sinfonia Concertante has influenced many arrangers to use these themes. Continue reading

ISAAC ALBÉNIZ – SUITE ESPAÑOLA – SEVILLA


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Today’s Birthday: ELWYN BROOKS “E. B.” WHITE (1899)


Elwyn Brooks “E. B.” White (1899)

After starting his writing career as a reporter, White settled in New York and became known for his impeccable prose style as a contributing editor of New Yorker magazine. Talented in diverse genres, he collaborated with James Thurber on satire, wrote the classic children’s books Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web, and revised William Strunk Jr.‘s grammar and composition text The Elements of Style, which became a definitive writing guide. How did White know Strunk?More… Discuss

 

Quotation: Alexandre Dumas human nature and society


Unless wicked ideas take root in a naturally depraved mind, human nature, in a right and wholesome state, revolts at crime. Still, from an artificial civilization have originated wants, vices, and false tastes, which occasionally become so powerful as to … lead us into guilt and wickedness.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: UK COURT FINDS GAY NEWS AND ITS EDITOR GUILTY OF BLASPHEMY (1977)


UK Court Finds Gay News and Its Editor Guilty of Blasphemy (1977)

The June 3, 1976, issue of the British newspaper Gay News included James Kirkup‘s poem “The Love that Dares to Speak Its Name,” which depicts Jesus as a homosexual. Mary Whitehouse—a media watchdog known for her “Clean Up TV” campaign—described the poem as a “blasphemous libel” and sought charges against Gay News and its publisher, Denis Lemon. On July 11, 1977, a jury found Lemon guilty, and his later appeal to the House of Lords was unsuccessful. What was Lemon’s sentence? More… Discuss

 

CHORISTERS HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART


Choristers Have a Change of Heart

When choir singers perform together, their heart rates tend to synchronize. The more structured the piece, the greater the synchrony. Researchers attribute this to the controlled breathing techniques that singers use, which effectively coordinate their breathing. This is also likely why choral singing has the overall effect of slowing the heart rate. Thus, like yoga breathing and guided breathing, which have been shown to lower blood pressure, choir singing could improve cardiovascular healthMore… Discuss

ST. ISIDORE


St. Isidore

In the 4th and 5th centuries, Gothic invaders terrorized the Roman Empire, sacking Rome and establishing a Gothic kingdom in Spain. St. Isidore, archbishop of Seville, set out to convert the various peoples of the Gothic Empire to Christianity, eventually eradicating the Visigoths‘ religion of Arianism. Later hailed by the Church as “the most learned man of the latter ages,” Isidore was the first Christian writer to compose a compendium of universal religious knowledge. What was it called? More… Discuss

A Word Each Day: Coddle


coddle 

Definition: (verb) Treat with excessive indulgence.
Synonyms: babycockercossetfeatherbedmollycoddlepamperspoil,indulge
Usage: I have warned her not to spoil the children, but she chooses to coddle them anyway. Discuss.