Daily Archives: July 15, 2013

Quotation: Alexandre Dumas on hapiness and misery


There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) Discuss

This Day in History: WORLD’S FIRST PARKING METER INSTALLED (1935)


World’s First Parking Meter Installed (1935)

The parking meter was invented in 1935 by Carl C. Magee in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The first meter was installed there later that year, guaranteeing drivers a parking space for an amount of purchased time. Used until the 1980s, Magee’s original design had a coin acceptor, a dial, and a visible flag indicating the expiration of paid time. Reverend C.H. North was the first person in the US to get a parking ticket because of an expired meter. What happened when he disputed his ticket in court? More… Discuss

 

GENE THERAPY HELPS KIDS WITH RARE DISEASES


Researchers have used pioneering gene therapy techniques to treat two different genetic diseases, one that causes progressive paralysis and mental regression and another that leaves patients vulnerable to infections, cancers, autoimmune disorders, and excessive bleeding. In all, six children—three with metachromatic leukodystrophy and three with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome—received the life-altering treatment, which involved “infecting” their bone marrow cells with viruses modified to carry healthy versions of the defective genes. It has been three years since the trials began, and so far, the treatment appears to have been effective. More… Discuss

 

EURION CONSTELLATION


EURion Constellation

The EURion constellation is a pattern of five small yellow, green, or orange circles repeated across areas of a banknote. The technical details of the EURion constellation are top secret, but it is known to help software programs detect a banknote in a digital image so that users cannot produce counterfeit bills. Some programs not only abort attempts to access images of banknotes but also direct the user to a website about counterfeiting laws. What currencies feature the EURion constellation?More… Discuss

 

A Word Each Day: ABRIDGE


abridge 

Definition: (verb) Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements.
Synonyms: abbreviateshortencontractreducecut
Usage: I write with so much difficulty, the cold is so severe, I am so fearful of being detected and consigned to an underground cell and total darkness, that I must abridge this narrative. Discuss.

Zimmerman verdict: Protesters storm Wal-Mart in Crenshaw area – latimes.com


Zimmerman verdict protesters

Zimmerman verdict: Protesters storm Wal-Mart in Crenshaw area – latimes.com.

L.A. NOW – Los Angeles News, Southern California News – latimes.com


L.A. NOW – Los Angeles News, Southern California News – latimes.com.

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Henry K. Lee: Regarding Zimmerman – Breaking News


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Judge to rule on dismissing most serious charge in U.S. WikiLeaks trial | Reuters


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Judge to rule on dismissing most serious charge in U.S. WikiLeaks trial | Reuters.

Some nice photos! (“what else keep people busy lately!”)


An Indian "sadhu," or  "holy man," blows a buffalo horn on the eve of the traditional Kharchi Puja festival at Agartala.  Kharchi Puja is a week-long festival during which 14 gods are worshiped.

Members of the gay community rally outside the Houses of Parliament as the same-sex marriage bill gets an unopposed third reading by the Lords in central London. Gay marriage was set to be legalized in England and Wales after the controversial bill introducing it cleared the Lords.

Juror: Zimmerman should have stayed in his car


Juror: Zimmerman should have stayed in his car.

Juror: Zimmerman should have stayed in his car


 

Juror: Zimmerman should have stayed in his car.

The Latest US and World News – USATODAY.com


 

The Latest US and World News – USATODAY.com.

Trayvon


And then…what? God forbid, we may even get along… 🙂

Enchanting Places (My Photo Collection)


Enchanting Places (My Photo Collection)

“Enchanting Places” (My Photo Collection)

Mendelssohn A Midsummer night’s dream op.61 – d’Avalos



J.Howart soprano, J.Rigby mezzosoprano, Bach Choir,
Philharmonia Orchestra Francesco d’Avalos

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich – Zabadak


Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich – The Legend Of Xanadu (1968)



“The Legend of Xanadu” is a single by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich that reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1968, and was the group’s biggest hit. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lege..

ASH II – ELO Electric Light Orchestra Multimix – 1h 11min (to go with my previous several art collectibles!)



ELO – Multimix 2008 / 2010

Track Listing.

1) Another Heart Breaks – Time – 1981
2) Rain Is Falling – Time – 1981
3) Believe Me Now – Out Of The Blue – 1977
4) Telephone Line – A New World Record – 1976
5) Whisper In The Night (Part 1) – ELO – 1971
6) Kuiama (part 1) – ELO II – 1973
7) Momma – ELO II – 1973
8) Kuiama (Part 2) – ELO II – 1973
9) Whisper In The Night (Part 2) – ELO – 1971
10) Ordinary Dream – Zoom – 2001
11) Waterfall – Face The Music – 1975
12) Wild West Hero – Out Of The Blue – 1977
13) Can’t Get It Out Of My Head – Eldorado – 1974
14) Lonesome Lullaby – Zoom – 2001
15) Ticket To The Moon – Time – 1981
16) Endless Lies – Balance of Power – 1986
17) Starlight – Out Of The Blue – 1977
18) Confusion – Discovery – 1979 
19) No Way Out – Afterglow – 1990
20) Showdown – On The Third Day – 1973
21) State Of Mind – Zoom – 2001
22) Birmingham Blues – Out Of The Blue – 1977
23) The Fall – Xanadu – 1980
24) Don’t Bring Me Down – Discovery – 1979
25) Night In The City – Out Of The Blue – 1977
26) Boy Blue – Eldorado – 1974
27) Ma Ma Ma Belle – On The Third Day – 1973
28) Livin’ Thing – A New World Record – 1976
29) Sweet Talkin’ Woman – Out Of The Blue – 1977
30) Last Train To London – Discovery – 1979
31) Four Little Diamonds – Secret Messages – 1983
32) Do Ya – A New World Record – 1976
33) Danger Ahead – Secret Messages – 1983
34) Drum Dreams – Xanadu – 1980
35) Calling America – Balance Of Power – 1986
36) Xanadu – Flashback – 2001
37) Buildings Have Eyes – Afterglow – 1990
38) So Serious – Balance Of Power – 1986
39) So Fine (Part 1) – A New World Record – 1976
40) Julie Don’t Live Here – Time – 1981
41) So Fine (Part 2) – A New World Record – 1976
42) Tightrope – A New World Record – 1976
43) Turn To Stone – Out Of The Blue – 1977
44) Here Is The News (Part 1) – Time – 1981
45) Twilight – Time – 1981
46) From The End Of The World – Time – 1981
47) Here Is The News (Part 2) – Time – 1981
48) Hold On Tight (Part 1) – Time – 1981
49) Secret Messages (Part 1) – Secret Messages – 1983
50) Rockaria – A New World Record – 1976
51) Yours Truly, 2095 – Time – 1981
52) Secret Messages (Part 2) – Secret Messages – 1983
53) Hold On Tight (Part 2) – Time – 1981
54) Rock N Roll Is King – Secret Messages – 1983
55) Mr Blue Sky – Out Of The Blue – 1977
56) The Diary Of Horace Wimp – Discovery – 1979
57) Laredo Tornado – Eldorado – 1974
58) One Summer Dream – Face The Music – 1975
59) Blown Away – Armchair Theatre – 1990
60) Getting To The Point – Balance Of Power – 1986
61) Strange Magic – Face The Music – 1975
62) Stranger On A Quiet Street – Zoom – 2001
63) Lift Me Up – Armchair Theatre – 1990
64) The Lights Go Down – Time – 1981
65) Jungle – Out Of The Blue – 1977
66) New World Rising – On The Third Day – 1973
67) It’s Over – Out Of The Blue – 1977
68) Nightrider – Face The Music – 1975
69) Every Little Thing – Armchair Theatre – 1990
70) Bluebird – Secret Messages – 1983
71) All Over The World – Xanadu – 1980
72) Heaven Only Knows – Balance of Power – 1986
73) The Way Life’s Meant To Be – Time – 1981
74) I’m Alive – Xanadu – 1980
75) Shine A Little Love – Discovery – 1979
76) On The Run – Discovery – 1979
77) Mister Kingdom – Eldorado – 1974
78) Don’t Walk Away – Xanadu – 1980
79) Bluebird Is Dead – On The Third Day – 1973
80) Time After Time – Secret Messages – 1983
81) Loser Gone Wild – Secret Messages – 1983
82) The Bouncer – Afterglow – 1990
83) Just For Love – Zoom – 2001
84) 21st Century Man – Time – 1981
85) Shangri La – A New World Record – 1976

 

“ELECTRIFYING BEAUTY” (MY ART COLLECTION)


ELECTRIFYING BEAUTY (MY ART COLLECTION)

ELECTRIFYING BEAUTY (MY ART COLLECTION)

“SINCERITY” (MY ART COLLECTION)


"SINCERITY" (MY ART COLLECTION)

“SINCERITY” (MY ART COLLECTION)

“Aurora” (Northern Lights) (My Art Collection)


"Aurora" (Northern Lights) (My Art Collection)

“Aurora” (Northern Lights) (My Art Collection)

CATWOMAN (My Art Collection)


CATWOMAN

CATWOMAN

CNN.com – Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News


 

CNN.com – Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News.

Mexican army captures Zetas drug lord Miguel Angel Trevino Morales – CBS News


 

Mexican army captures Zetas drug lord Miguel Angel Trevino Morales – CBS News.

Trayvon Martin Shooting – Zimmerman’s COMPLETE 911 Call, With Audio And Transcript



Trayvon Martin ShootingZimmerman’s Complete 911 Call Audio And Transcript
This is the complete 911 call which Zimmerman made to the Sanford police department that night. Along with this audio, is the complete transcript of the 911 call…even the multitude of ambient noises in the background are logged. This transcript speak volumes towards the phycology of the tenseness of that evening. 

This transcript isn’t perfect, but it as complete and comprehensive as a non-professional private citizen can make. If you have any rebuttals, comments, or theories, please make them. There is no sense in being ugly in the commentary as I am only trying to illustrate exactly what was said. This is the only transcript that I know of that identifies the ambient sounds in such great detail. This is an attempt to help you capture the heartbeat of the total situation. 

You may find it necessary to pause the video and go back as sometimes the conversation and the ambient sounds collide. After viewing this, some of you will have a much better understand of the preceding moments leading up the shooting. Many of you will be indifferent, and many of you will try to accuse me of villainizing Zimmerman.

 

THE UNTOUCHABLES (just a thought: Changing oneself…Doesn’t really changes the world, now does it?)



India
160 million people in India have been born outside any caste; they are called Untouchables and nobody is allowed to touch them for fear of infection!

They call themselves “dalit” which means “broken, shattered people”. Every day, two dalits are murdered, three dalit women are raped and two dalit homes are engulfed in flames, torched by members of the higher castes. In the province of Bihar entire villages of the “shattered” are wiped out by extreme right-wing paramilitaries of the higher castes. In other provinces, the Untouchables have no access to drinking water, cannot enter temples or use public transport. Even at police stations they are often asked to pay “admission”… The documentary records gruesome images of violence and discrimination; images of the trampling of every sense of human rights. Moreover, it reveals the extent of what international bodies describe as the “secret apartheid” of India. A stunning story of class and social discrimination which, with religion as an alibi, has reproduced itself for centuries.

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Biological Hazard – India, State of Gujarat, Amreli : Four persons who died last week tested positive for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)


Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News

Earth Watch Report  –  Biological Hazards

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Biological HazardIndiaState of Gujarat, AmreliDamage levelDetails

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Biological Hazard in India on Monday, 15 July, 2013 at 03:19 (03:19 AM) UTC.

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The state health department officials along with a team of Pune-based National Institute of Virology is camping in Kariyana village in Babra taluka of Amreli district after the virology report of four persons who died last week tested positive for Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF). According to sources, seven people had lost their lives in fever a week ago in Kariyana village. Later on, the blood samples were sent NIV for laboratory test. Sources said that the sudden deaths scared villagers and they started moving out from village to live on outskirts of the village. “The health department teams carried out survey and all preventive measures are being taken. Samples of all those persons who came into contact…

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Gangs Ruled Prison as For-Profit Model Put Blood on Floor – Bloomberg


 

Gangs Ruled Prison as For-Profit Model Put Blood on Floor – Bloomberg.

Snowden’s surveillance leaks provide openings for opponents’ legal challenges – The Washington Post


 

Snowden’s surveillance leaks provide openings for opponents’ legal challenges – The Washington Post.

Putting off retirement cuts chances of dementia, study says – latimes.com (Interesting study)


Putting off retirement cuts chances of dementia, study says – latimes.com.

Advocate_-_ NY Farm Workers ‘Treated Like An Insect’


Advocate_-_  NY Farm Workers 'Treated Like An Insect'

Advocate_-_ NY Farm Workers ‘Treated Like An Insect’ (Click to access report and video)

ONTARIO, N.Y. – Farm workers from New York and around the nation have flown to the nation’s capital to urge Congress to pass stronger legislation to reduce what one government estimate says are 10,000 to 20,000 acute pesticide poisonings yearly in the agricultural industry. Alina Diaz, a farmworkers’ organizer from the town of Ontario, is in Washington with several workers who toil in New York’s fields and orchards. “One of them told me, ‘I’m tired of being treated like a roach, like an insect. I’m tired of being sick,” said Diaz, vice president, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas. – See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/33462-2&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.5jZ55XE4.dpuf

 

Reuters Next — Gallery: Protesting the Zimmerman verdict


Reuters Next — Gallery: Protesting the Zimmerman verdict.

Advocate: NY Farm Workers “Treated Like An Insect”


Advocate: NY Farm Workers “Treated Like An Insect”.

George Zimmerman trial juror hopes to write a book, agent says | Reuters


George Zimmerman trial juror hopes to write a book, agent says | Reuters.

Trayvon Martin’s death unnecessary: Holder | Reuters


Trayvon Martin’s death unnecessary: Holder | Reuters.

Headlines for July 15, 2013 | Democracy Now!


http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/15/headlines

Headlines for July 15, 2013 | Democracy Now!.

trebuie ca stiu ele ceva…


Apoi pe la Secaia, si Vad, ele stiu sa vin-acasa singure singurele, si se opresc dumnealor la poara, si se cer in curte, frumos, rumegand pe-ndelete, si merg direct la caldarea de muls. Desigur ca stiu ele ceva, ca niciunele nu s-au ratacit vreodata! Isi stiu casa si gospodaria! Da-le-ar Dumnezue Dragutu sanatate la toti!

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Amintiri scăldate în sânge. VIDEO


Mer Émeraude


A reblog of two rebloggers! HIHIHIHIHIHIHIHIHI

Law and Legend: How The Zimmerman Case Was Lost By The Prosecution


JONATHAN TURLEY

zimmermantrayon-martin-picture1Below is today’s column on the Zimmerman trial, which is a close follow-up to the web column from the night of the acquittal.  As expected, it appears that we have lost a few regulars upset with my opinion of the case.  I am always sorry to lose people on our blog.  However, this has never been an echo-chamber blog that maintains a party line or ideological view.  While we remain fervently pro-free speech and civil liberties at this blog, we often disagree about the outcome of trials or the merits of cases or policies.  We try to maintain a site where civil but passionate disagreements and debate can occur.  As an academic and a legal commentator and columnist, I have always tried to be fair and call these cases as I see them regardless of how unpopular those views may be.  At the same time, I have enjoyed reading the…

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BADEA CÂRŢAN, DACUL COBORÂT DE PE COLUMNĂ


CER SI PAMANT ROMANESC

 

 

OPINCILE LUI BADEA CÂRŢAN SAU CUM A COBORÂT UN DAC DE PE COLUMNĂ

Nu ştiu când şi nu ştiu pe unde am citit sau am auzit grozava întâmplare cu un ţăran român (cioban din Ardeal), care, dornic de a se întâlni cu istoria străbunilor săi, a ajuns pe jos la Roma.

S-a pornit la drumul lung îmbrăcat aşa ca ciobanii din munţii Făgăraşului, pe unde îşi păştea mioarele – în suman, iţari, opinci… Ajuns pe la apus de soare la marginea oraşului etern, l-a salutat cu „Bine te-am găsit, maică Roma!”, iar când a dat de Columna lui Traian, a căzut de oboseală, adormind chiar la „picioarele” ei.

În zorii dimineţii s-a trezit de marea agitaţie din jurul său.

Era înconjurat de poliţişti, pompieri, măturători, negustori… Italienii ce treceau pe acolo l-au confundat cu dacii de pe Columnă, strigând: „A coborât un dac de pe Columnă!”.

 

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40 Amazing Places To Experience Around the Globe (Part 1)


33 Most Exciting Abandoned Places You Didn’t Know


College Student In India Gang Raped And Set On Fire . . . Police Blame Victim And Refuse To Register Charges


JONATHAN TURLEY

India flagIndia continues to experience an epidemic of rape — and a continued alleged passivity of the police in dealing with rapes.  The latest case occurred in Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s home district Etawah where a 20-year-od college student was allegedly gang raped and then lit on fire by her rapists.  The men came from a wealthy area of the district and the police refused to register the charges according to her family.

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Texas Judge Under Fire After Disclosure That She Texted Prosecutor During Trial With Suggested Examination Questions


JONATHAN TURLEY

rawImageElizabeth Coker, 258th Judicial District Judge in Texas, appears to want to be both judge and prosecutor at trial, but clearly not the defendant. Coker has admitted to sending text messages to a prosecutor to suggest examination questions during a trial. What is astonishing is that the prosecutor Kaycee L. Jones, was later made herself a judge despite the misconduct. The case reflects what defense attorneys have often complained is the close relationship of judges and prosecutors as well as the overwhelming preference for making prosecutors judges across the country.

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Angela Corey Fires Whistleblower Who Revealed The Withholding Of Evidence From Zimmerman Defense


JONATHAN TURLEY

AngelaCorey12425930As I mentioned in today’s column, the prosecution team of Angela Corey in the Zimmerman case have been accused of repeated prosecutorial abuse in the withholding of evidence from the defense. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson seemed intent on the most recent charge of withholding text messages to want to avoid the issue, but she earlier held a sanctions hearing with the testimony of the man who brought the violation to the attention of the defense: IT director Ben Kruidbos. Corey has been widely criticized for over-charging the case by experts, including an article out today, and her team was widely criticized for putting on a weak case for prosecution. Now, before Nelson has ruled on her office’s withholding of evidence, Corey has fired Kruidbos. His termination before a ruling on the alleged prosecutorial abuse only strengthens his claims as a whistleblower and throws the ethics of Corey and…

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Leonard Cohen London (recitation) 2009 live – “If it be your will” with The Webb Sisters



Leonard Cohen London 2009 live – If it be your will

Lyrics: 

If it be your will 
That I speak no more 
And my voice be still 
As it was before 
I will speak no more 
I shall abide until 
I am spoken for 
If it be your will 
If it be your will 
That a voice be true 
From this broken hill 
I will sing to you 
From this broken hill 
All your praises they shall ring 
If it be your will 
To let me sing 
From this broken hill 
All your praises they shall ring 
If it be your will 
To let me sing 

If it be your will 
If there is a choice 
Let the rivers fill 
Let the hills rejoice 
Let your mercy spill 
On all these burning hearts in hell 
If it be your will 
To make us well 

And draw us near 
And bind us tight 
All your children here 
In their rags of light 
In our rags of light 
All dressed to kill 
And end this night 
If it be your will 

If it be your will

 

Ignaz Pleyel – Symphony in B flat major (Benton 125)



Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä. Patrick Gallois, conductor.
Ignaz Pleyel – Symphony in B flat major (Benton 125)
I. Allegro assai
II. Andantino un poco allegro
III. Minuetto
IV. Finale: Allegro

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Ignaz Pleyel – Symphony in G major (Benton 130)



Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä. Patrick Gallois, conductor.
Ignaz Pleyel – Symphony in G major (Benton 130)
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante
III. Minuetto: Allegretto
IV. Rondo: Presto