Daily Archives: July 22, 2013

Quotation: Fyodor Dostoyevsky on Happiness

A fool with a heart and no brains is just as unhappy as a fool with brains and no heart.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: JOHN BABCOCK (1900)

John Babcock (1900)

Prior to his death in 2010, at age 109, Babcock was Canada‘s last known surviving veteran of World War I. He joined the army at 15 by lying about his age. When he was discovered to be too young for combat, he was given labor jobs and was later transferred to England, where he continued his training in the Young Soldiers Battalion. Because he never actually fought on the front lines, he was uncomfortable with his fame as a veteran. At what age did Babcock finally earn his high school diplomaMore… Discuss



Man Causes a Sensation by Jumping off Brooklyn Bridge—Or Not (1886)

The iconic Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883. Three years later, a New Yorker named Steve Brodie claimed to have survived a jump off the span, and newspapers eagerly reported the stunt, allegedly done as part of a bet. Vaulted to sudden fame, Brodie embarked on a successful stage career and opened the popular Bowery Tavern. “To pull a Brodie” even became a slang term for doing something flamboyant and dangerous, but Brodie’s dubious claim about his leap was later disputed. What really happened? More… Discuss



Bundle of Joy Arrives, Bringing Royal Baby Watch to a Close

After months of speculation, we finally have our answer: It’s a boy! At 4:24 PM yesterday, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son weighing 8 lb and 6 oz. The highly anticipated event drew members of the media from around the globe, who camped out for weeks in front of the London hospital where the royal baby was to be delivered. The newborn prince, whose name has yet to be made public, is third in line for the British throne, after his grandfather,Prince Charles, and father, Prince William. Both mother and baby are reportedly doing well. More… Discuss



45×90 Points

If you were to split the Earth’s surface in to four parts, the center of each part would be a 45X90 point—the location between the geographical North or South Pole and the equator, and between the prime meridian and the 180th meridian. Two of the points are in the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean, respectively. Another is in Poniatowski, Wisconsin, where visitors can become members of the 45X90 Club by signing a logbook. Only a few people claim to have visited the final 45X90 point. Where is it? More… Discuss


A Word Each Day: DIGRESS


Definition: (verb) Lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking.
Synonyms: divagatestraywander
Usage: I try not to digress too much during my lectures, but I am not always successful at avoiding tangential topics. Discuss.

Detroit Bankruptcy Takes Aim at Pensions | Portside

Detroit Bankruptcy Takes Aim at Pensions | Portside.

10,000 Singers Belt Out “Ode to Joy” | Mental Floss

10,000 Singers Belt Out “Ode to Joy” | Mental Floss.

Goya’s The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters – Smarthistory

Goya’s The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

via Goya’s The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters – Smarthistory.

From Wikipedia: Shooting of Trayvon Martin (“The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters”…Suspicion is one form of reason asleep!)

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman took place on the night of February 26, 2012, in SanfordFlorida, United States. Martin was a 17-year-old African American high school student. George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old mixed-race Hispanic, was the neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community where Martin was temporarily staying and where the shooting took place.[2][3][4] Following an earlier call from Zimmerman, police arrived within two minutes of a gunshot during a scuffle, in which Zimmerman had fatally shot Martin. Zimmerman was taken into custody, treated for head injuries, then questioned for five hours. The police chief said that Zimmerman was released for lack of evidence and lack of legal grounds for arrest, and that Zimmerman had a right to defend himself with lethal force.[5] However, six weeks later, amidst what some have described as a “media circus[6][7][8] atmosphere with some misleading reporting,[9][10] Zimmerman was charged with murder by a special prosecutor appointed by Governor Rick Scott.[11][12]

Zimmerman’s trial began on June 10, 2013, in Sanford. On July 13, 2013, a jury acquitted him of  second-degree murder and of manslaughter charges.[13]

Shooting of Trayvon Martin
Map of Sanford, Florida

Date February 26, 2012
Time 7:09 PM EST (start)
7:16 PM (gunshot on 911 call)
7:17 PM (police car arrives)
7:30 PM (Martin declared dead)
Location The Retreat at Twin Lakes
in Sanford, Florida, U.S.
(See aerial views of points of interest.)
Coordinates 28.79295°N 81.32965°WCoordinates28.79295°N 81.32965°W
Participants George Zimmerman (shooter)
Deaths Trayvon Martin
Injuries Fractured nose, lacerations to the back of the head. (Zimmerman)
Charges Second-degree murder[1]
Verdict Not guilty

Parties involved

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin
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Trayvon Martin in an undated photo
Born Trayvon Benjamin Martin
February 5, 1995
Miami GardensFlorida, U.S.
Died February 26, 2012 (aged 17)
SanfordFlorida, U.S.
Cause of death Single gunshot fired at intermediate range (1–18 inches)[14]
Ethnicity African American
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

[Note 1]

Weight 158 pounds (72 kg)[Note 1]

Trayvon Benjamin Martin (February 5, 1995 – February 26, 2012) was the son of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, who were divorced in 1999. He was a junior at Dr. Michael M. Krop High School and lived with his mother and older brother in Miami Gardens, Florida.[21][22][23] Trayvon’s English teacher, Michelle Kypriss, described him as an A and B student who majored in cheerfulness.[22]

On the day Martin was fatally shot, he and his father were visiting his father’s fiancée and her son at her townhome in The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, a multi-ethnic gated community, where the shooting occurred.[24][25] Martin had visited his father’s fiancée at Twin Lakes several times.[26][27]

Martin had been suspended from school at the time of his death.[28] He had been suspended twice before. One suspension was for tardiness andtruancy.[29] Another suspension in October 2011 was for graffiti, when Martin was observed by a security camera in a restricted area of the school marking up a door with “W.T.F.[29] When he was later searched by a Miami-Dade School Police Department officer, looking for the graffiti marker, the officer found a dozen pieces of women’s jewelry and a watch in his backpack, which Martin said a friend had given to him. A screwdriver was also found, which was described by the school police investigator as a burglary tool. The jewelry was impounded and given to the police.[29] Martin’s third suspension involved a marijuana pipe and an empty bag containing marijuana residue.[28] Martin was not charged with any crime related to these incidents and did not have a juvenile record.[30] Judge Debra Nelson ruled that the defense could have access to Martin’s records, including the details of the suspensions, as well as access to Martin’s social media sites,[31] but ruled that none of the information would be admissible as evidence during the trial unless it could be shown to be relevant.[32]

George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman
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George Zimmerman mugshot
Born George Michael Zimmerman
October 5, 1983 (age 29)
ManassasVirginia, U.S.
Ethnicity Hispanic
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 185 pounds (84 kg)[Note 2]
Criminal charge Second-degree murder
Criminal status Not guilty

George Michael Zimmerman was born on October 5, 1983, in Manassas, Virginia,[34] and is the son of Gladys (née Mesa) Zimmerman, who was born in Peru,[35] and Robert Zimmerman, Sr., a retired Virginia magistrate.[36][37] He was raised as a Catholic,[35] in a family that his father has described as “multiracial”; his father is a White American of German descent[38] and his mother is Peruvian with some black ancestry through herAfro-Peruvian maternal grandfather.[35][Note 3] Zimmerman’s voter registration record lists him as Hispanic and a registered Democrat.[39][40] Continue reading

Senators cancel immigration meeting with lobbyists amid backlash | Reuters

Senators cancel immigration meeting with lobbyists amid backlash | Reuters.


La Guanábana o la fruta del árbol de Graviola es un producto milagroso para matar las células cancerosas.
Es 10,000 veces más potente que la quimioterapia. Destruye las células malignas en 12 tipos de cáncer, incluyendo el de colon, de pecho, de próstata, del pulmón y del páncreas…

Los compuestos de este árbol demostraron actuar 10,000 veces mejor retardando el crecimiento de las células de cáncer que el producto Adriamycin, una droga quimioterapéutica, normalmente usada en el mundo. 


Y lo que es todavía más asombroso: este tipo de terapia, con el extracto de Graviola, o Guanábana, destruye tan sólo las malignas células del cáncer y no afecta las células sanas.

Instant World publishes this article translated by Colombian journalist  Orlando Lopez Garcia , warning that its contents are the sole responsibility of the Institute of Health Sciences, whose website and address encentran the end of writing.

The Fruit Soursop or Graviola tree is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells.

Is 10,000 times more potent than chemotherapy.

Why are not aware of it? Because there are organizations interested in finding a synthetic version, enabling them to make fabulous profits.

So from now on you can help a friend in need by letting him know that you should drink soursop juice to prevent disease.

Its taste is pleasant. And of course it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy. And it has the potential to do so, plant a guava tree in your backyard. All parts are useful. 

The next time you want to drink a juice, ask soursop.

How many people die while this has been a closely guarded secret so as not to profit billions risks of large corporations?

As you well know the soursop tree is low. Not much space, is known by the name of graviola in Brazil, guanabana in Spanish, and “Soursop” in English.

The fruit is large and sweet, white pulp is eaten directly or it is normally used to make drinks, sherbet, sweets etc.

The interest of this plant is due to its strong anti-cancer effects. And although he attributed many more properties, the most interesting is the effect it produces on tumors .. This plant is a proven cancer remedy for cancers of all types. Some argue that it is useful in all variants of cancer.

It is considered also as an anti-microbial agent wide spectrum against bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, regulates high blood pressure and antidepressant, combat stress and nervous disorders.

The truth is simple: Deep within the Amazon Rainforest grows a tree that could revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and survival chances offered, never before had presented a so promising outlook ..

Research samples, with extracts from this miraculous tree, are encouraging. Here are some findings:

* It is a natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss or no hair.

* Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections

* The person feels stronger and healthier throughout the treatment

* That renewed energy improves your outlook on life

The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, who says that after more than 20 laboratory tests conducted since 1970, the extracts revealed that:

To destroy malignant cells in 12 types of cancer , including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas …

The compounds of this tree act showed 10,000 times better slowing the growth of cancer cells the product Adriamycin, a chemotherapeutic drug, normally used in the world. 

And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy, Graviola extract, or Soursop, only destroys malignant cancer cells and does not affect healthy cells . 


Taramosalata (Ταραμοσαλάτα) – Kalofagas – Greek Food & Beyond – Kalofagas – Greek Food & Beyond


Taramosalata (Ταραμοσαλάτα) – Kalofagas – Greek Food & Beyond – Kalofagas – Greek Food & Beyond.

Dragonfruit (Hylocereus undatus) delicious fruit…Not too sweet, low glycemic index, eat with or without seeds

Remarkable edible fruit. Easy to grow from seeds. Recommended to people in the drylands.

Oklahoma Catfish Noodlers

Catching fish with your bare hands, or noodling, is a popular pastime in Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma.

Hooked: Return of the Monster Fish :http://channel.nationalgeographic.com…

350lb American Grouper | River Monsters

Jeremy catches a gigantic grouper with fearsome spikes on its back.
More Extreme Fishing- http://animal.discovery.com/tv/river-… | Watch River Monsters Sundays @ 10pm e/p! |

Does the NSA Tap That? What We Still Don’t Know About the Agency’s Internet Surveillance – ProPublica

Does the NSA Tap That? What We Still Don’t Know About the Agency’s Internet Surveillance – ProPublica.

The Official Website For Cuba’s Secret Side

The Official Website For Cuba’s Secret Side.

Cuba’s Secret Side – YouTube

Cuba’s Secret Side – YouTube.

Chopin Mazurka Op.63 No.2 Horowitz Rubinstein Argerich

Weber – Invitation to the Dance for Orchestra

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Invitation to the Dance Op.65
Aufforderung zum Tanz
Felhívás keringőre
Orchestrated by Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Fauré / Jacqueline du Pré, 1962: Elegie in C minor, Op. 24 – Gerald Moore, piano

In this performance recorded April 1, 1969, twenty-four year-old Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987), accompanied by Gerald Moore, performs the Élégie in C minor, Op. 24 (1880) by Gabriel Fauré , Op. 24, by Gabriel Faure. I created this music video from the LP, “A Jacqueline du Pré Recital,” issued on the Angel label, serial number S-37900. All images are taken from the LP and LP jacket.

Jacqueline du Pré

Jacqueline du Pré with the Davydov Stradivariusand Daniel Barenboim
Born Jacqueline Mary du Pré
26 January 1945
Oxford, England, UK
Died 19 October 1987 (aged 42)
London, England, UK
Occupation Cellist
Years active 1961–1973
Spouse(s) Daniel Barenboim (1967–1987; her death)

More great cello performances:

JS Bach / Jacqueline du Pré, 1962: Adagio, from the Toccata in C, BWV 564 – Angel – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQqukn…

Samuel Barber / Raya Garbousova: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 22 – Decca, 1966 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OR_ID…

Brahms / Isaac Stern / Leonard Rose, 1956: Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102 (Allegro): http://www.youtube.com/watch?


Gabriel FAURE’: Pavane, Op. 50 – Paintings By “CLAUDE MONET”

Passing Through: http://www.youtube.com/user/PassingTh… – Friends, Please visit my Poet friend “Passing Through’s” YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/PassingTh… , and support him – Thanks 🙂 

The Pavane in F-sharp minor, opus number 50, was a composition for orchestra and optional chorus written by the French composer Gabriel Fauré in 1887.

10000 singing Beethoven – Ode an die Freude _ Ode to Joy

“The Act of Killing”: New Film Shows US-Backed Indonesian Death Squad Leaders Re-enacting Massacres – YouTube

“The Act of Killing”: New Film Shows US-Backed Indonesian Death Squad Leaders Re-enacting Massacres – YouTube.

Watch Late Pioneering Journalist Helen Thomas Challenge Bush, Corporate Control of U.S. Media – YouTube

Watch Late Pioneering Journalist Helen Thomas Challenge Bush, Corporate Control of U.S. Media – YouTube.

L’esclavage moderne n’est pas différent de celui pratiqué il y a 150 ans


L’esclavage moderne n’est pas différent de celui pratiqué il y a 150 ans.

Tart Cherries for Insomnia | NutritionFacts.org

Tart Cherries for Insomnia | NutritionFacts.org.


Bombs Dropped Add to Long List of Great Barrier Reef Threats

Bombs Dropped Add to Long List of Great Barrier Reef Threats.

07/22/2013 TECH 24 – YouTube

07/22/2013 TECH 24 – YouTube.

Quote for a Day, July 22nd


Dubai jails Norwegian woman for having been raped

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is called Woman Sent To Jail For Getting Raped – Marte Deborah Dalelv.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Raped Norwegian warns about Dubai

Sunday 21 July 2013

by Our Foreign Desk

A Norwegian woman who was given a 16-month jail term in Dubai after reporting being raped has warned other outsiders about misunderstanding the city’s legal system.

Marte Deborah Dalelv had worked for an interior design firm in Qatar since 2011 and said she was sexually assaulted by a coworker while on a business trip to Dubai.

She said she fled down to the hotel reception, where staff questioned her desire to report the incident to the police.

Police gave the 24-year-old a medical examination and blood test for alcohol, she said.

She was then detained for four days, accused of having sex outside of marriage – a crime not normally pressed against foreigners.


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Australian girls among millions forced to become child brides worldwide

Craig Hill

An eloquent and heart-wrenching video message from an 11-year-old girl who escaped being sold into a marriage to an older man has thrown the spotlight on forced marriages.

In her video soliloquy, Yemeni girl Nada Al-Ahdals defiantly declares: “I’m not an item for sale.”

Nada says she fled to her uncle’s house when her parents attempted to force her into marrying an older man for money.

“I would have had no life, no education,” she says in the video, dated July 8. “Don’t they have any compassion?”

“I’m better off dead. I’d rather die.”

Click here to see the video

While mainly a third world problem, Australia is not immune to teenage and prepubescent girls being forced into marrying older men.

Among the shocking statistics are:

  • 37,000 girls under 18 are forced into marriage every day
  • 13 million underage girls married off each year
  • Girls under 15 five times more…

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Florida Gators Linebacker Antonio Morrison Arrested For Barking At Police Dog


Capture_34109Florida starting linebacker Antonio Morrison has been suspended from the team after he was arrested for barking at a police dog. That’s right, the 19-year-old was arrested for walking up to a police dog and barking at him. Gainesville police then added a second, and equally dubious charge, of resisting arrest without violence. Morrison came up with a novel defense: he insisted that the dog barked at him first.

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Monsanto virtually gives up on growing GMO crops in Europe

Islam, Muslim trouble re-starts in France, it threatens the World

11-Year-Old Yemeni Girl Nada Al-Ahdal Flees Home to Avoid Forced Marriage: I’d Rather Kill Myself

Schumann: Symphony No.2 – Gardiner/RCO

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Symphony No.2 in C major, op.61
John Eliot Gardiner
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 7 3/2010

Federal Marshals Raid Woman’s Home After She Screams And Hides From Officer Pointing Gun At Her Through Window


woman2-230x300200px-U.S._Marshals_knock_and_announceWe have been discussing the increased powers claimed by police in searching homes without warrants under claims of exigent circumstances or hot pursuit, including the right to search an entire area of a city. Sarasota Florida resident Louise Goldsberry came face to face with these powers recently after eating dinner. The nurse was at her kitchen sink when she looked out the window facing a man in a hunting vest pointing a gun in her face. She dropped to the floor and started screaming and then thing got really bad. (The picture on the right is of a different “knock and announce” raid by the Marshals and local police).

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Adoramus Te, Christe: Barnum & Sicut Cervus: Palestrina

Northwestern State University Concert Choir under the direction of Associate Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Christopher Gilliam.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42 – III. Mélodie (“Chant sans paroles”)


Erschienen 1970
Music from the original soundtrack and more
Seite 1
1. John B. Sebastian I had a dream
2. Canned Heat Going up the country
Stage Announcements
3. Richie Havens Freedom
4. Country Joe & The Fish Rock & Soul Music
5. Arlo Curtie Coming into Los Angeles
6. SHA-NA-NA At the Hop
Seite 2
1. Country Joe McDonald The “Fish” Cheer
2. Joan Baez Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man
3. Joan Baez Joe Hill
Stage Announcements
4. Crosby, Stills & Nash Judy Blue Eyes
5. Crosby, Stills &Nash Sea of Madness
Seite 3
1. Crosby,Stills, Nash & Young Wooden Ships
2. The Who We’re not gonna take it (Tommy)
3. Joe Cocker With a little help from my Friend
Rainstorm, Crowd sounds, Stage Announcements, General Hysteria
Seite 4
Crowd rain Chant
1. Santana Soul Sacrifice
Stage Announcements
2. Ten Years After I’m going home
Seite 5
1. Jefferson Airplane Volunteers
2. Sly & The family stone Medley: Dance with the music Music Lover I wamt to take you higher
3. John B. Sebastian Rainbows all over your Blues
Seite 6
1. Butterfield Blues Band Love March
2. Jimi Hendrix Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze & Instrumental Solo


Soul Sacrifice – Santana – Woodstock 1969

The finest musical performance of the entire Woodstock Festival was by Carlos Santana and Band with “Soul Sacrifice”. The drummer is off the grid, as is the gent on the Hammond B3 organ. And Carlos, is… well, Carlos at his best. Enjoy!

Santana – Oye Como Va

Santana – Oye Como Va (Live HQ – Carlos Santana)
Oye Como Va” is a song written by Latin jazz and mambo musician Tito Puente in 1963 and popularized by Santana’s rendition of the song in 1970 on their album Abraxas, helping to catapult Santana into stardom with the song reaching #13 on the Billboard Top 100. The song also reached #11 on Billboard’s Easy Listening survey and #32 on their R&B chart. It was inspired by Israel “Cachao” Lopez’s “Chanchullo.”

The title comes from the first words :
Oye como va
Mi ritmo (meaning “Listen to how my rhythm goes.”)
Bueno pa’ gozar


Gary Moore – Parisienne Walkways

Parisienne Walkways, Gary Moore, HD Live (http://www.agoravox.fr/tribune-libre/… « La loi de Moore » ethttp://www.agoravox.fr/tribune-libre/… 
« Gary Moore a rejoint Phil Lynott… les garçons ne redescendront plus en ville », articles sur AgoraVox, en hommage à Gary Moore décédé le 6 février 2011 )
Monsters Of Rock, Sheffield
Gary Moore (guitar, vocals), 
Cass Lewis (bass), 
Darrin Mooney (drums)


Rodrigo y Gabriela – Diablo Rojo

Rodrigo y Gabriela – Diablo Rojo – Live HD
( Letterman show )

Stairway to Heaven live (Rodrigo y Gabriela)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne3T7S… Rodrigo y Gabriela stairway to heaven live in The Olympia

Yanni – Nostalgia


Mozart – Sonata for Two Pianos in D, K. 448

The Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448 is a piano work composed in 1781 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, at 25 years of age. It is written in strict sonata-allegro form, with three movements. The sonata was composed for a performance he would give with fellow pianist Josephine von Aurnhammer. Mozart composed this in the gallant style, with interlocking melodies and simultaneous cadences. This is one of his only formal compositions written exclusively for two pianos. This sonata was also used in the scientific study that tested the theory of the Mozart Effect, suggesting that classical music increases brain activity more positively than other kinds of music. The sonata is written in three movements,
1. Allegro con spirito
2. Andante
and 3. Molto Allegro.
The first movement begins in D major, and sets the tonal center with a strong introduction. The two pianos divide the main melody for the exposition, and when the theme is presented both play it simultaneously. Mozart spends little time in the development introducing a new theme unlike most sonata forms, and begins the recapitulation, repeating the first theme. The entire second movement is played Andante, in a very relaxed pace. The melody is played with both pianos, but there is no strong climax in this movement. It is written in a strict ABA form. Molto Allegro begins with a galloping theme. The cadences used in this movement are similar to those in Mozart’s Rondo alla Turca. According to the British Epilepsy Organization, research has suggested that Mozart’s K 448 can have the “Mozart effect”, in that listening to the piano sonata improved spatial reasoning skills and reduce the number of seizures in people with epilepsy. Apart from another Mozart Concerto, K 488, only one other piece of music has been found to have a similar effect, a song by the Greek composer Yanni, entitled “Acroyali/Standing In Motion”, which is featured on his album Yanni Live at the Acropolis. It was determined to have the “Mozart effect”, by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine because it was similar to Mozart’s K 448 in tempo, structure, melodic and harmonic consonance and predictability.