Daily Archives: September 10, 2013

Protesters Confront Petraeus on His 1st Day of Class at CUNY

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Published on Sep 10, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – Former CIA director David Petraeus has begun his post as a visiting professor at the City University of New York. Petraeus directed troops in Iraq and Afghanistan before leading the CIA until an extramarital affair forced him to resign last year. Protesters confronted Petraeus on his first day of class. Protesters followed him down the street, chanting: “War criminal! Petraeus out of CUNY! Petraeus out of CUNY!”



Former CIA Chief David Petraeus comes out in favor of military action in Syria

David Petraeus pressed Congress to support President Barack Obama’s push for a military strike on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. The retired general said that a strike was ‘necessary’ to deter the future use of chemical weapons and to send a message to Iran and North Korea.

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Beethoven – The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op 43 – Barbirolli

Ludwig van Beethoven
The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op 43
Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op 43

Hallé Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli, conductor

Live recording, April 1969

Charles Gounod – Petite Symphonie

Charles Gounod – Petite Symphonie, for flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 french horns and 2 bassons.
Adagio. Allegretto.
Andante cantabile.

Collegium Musicum, Copenhagen:
Toke Lund Christiansen, flute.
Bjørn Carl Nielsen, Gert Herzberg, oboe.
Niels Thomsen, Jørgen Misser Jensen, clarinet.
Søren Elbo, Klaus Tônshoff, basset horn.
Per McClelland Jacobsen, Leif Lind, Henning Hansen, Kjeld Rud Pedersen, french horn.
Asger Svendsen, Klaus Fredriksen, bassoon.
Frederikke Svendsen, double basson.
Michael Schønwandt, conductor.


Robert Schumann Symphonic Studies (Etudes Symphoniques) op.13 (complete) Mehmet Okonsar,piano

Robert Schumann Symphonic Studies (Etudes Symphoniques) op.13 (complete) Mehmet Okonsar,piano


Claude Debussy – Children’s Corner

Children’s Corner is a suite for solo piano by Claude Debussy dedicated to his daughter, Claude-Emma (known as “Chou-Chou”), who was three years old at the time. It was published in 1908, and was given its world première in Paris by Harold Bauer on December 18 of that year. There are six pieces in the suite, each with an English-language title. This choice of language is most likely Debussy’s nod towards Chou-Chou’s English governess. The pieces are:

Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (0:00)
– Jimbo’s Lullaby (2:09)
– Serenade for the Doll (5:47)
– The Snow is Dancing (8:28)
– The Little Shepherd (11:05)
– Golliwogg’s Cakewalk (13:50)

Pianist: Benjamin Moser
Picture: Children at the Beach at Guernsey, Pierre-Auguste Renoir.


Quotation: Gilbert Chesterton

The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) Discuss


Today’s Birthday: ULISSE ALDROVANDI (1522)

Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522)

After earning a degree in medicine, Aldrovandi took up botany and zoology, amassing a spectacular cabinet of curiosities containing thousands of specimens. He is said to have been the first to use the word “geology” in its modern sense. Carolus Linnaeus, the botanist who laid the groundwork for the modern system of naming species, hailed Aldrovandi as the father of natural history. Aldrovandi also founded Bologna‘s public botanical garden and was its first curator. Why was he arrested in 1549?More… Discuss


More Impressions from the Trail: “Of TOnes of Beige, Geen and Blue” (My Photo Collection)


Gone Are the Days of a Quarter a Tooth

The tooth fairy seems to have lost her head in recent years, spending wildly to expand her collection of baby teeth. A study by financial services company Visa finds that the going rate for a tooth in the US these days is $3.70 on average, well above the quarter many of us remember finding under our pillows. Some kids get even more. Six percent of tooth fairy representatives—otherwise known as parents—shell out $20 per tooth, while two percent leave an outrageous $50 or more. Has the tooth fairy gone too far, or is this just the cost ofinflationMore… Discuss


“The Real McCoy”

“The real McCoy” is an idiom used to mean “the real thing” or “the genuine article,” but who—or what—was McCoy? The origins of the phrase are hazy. It may have originated as a corruption of the Scottish phrase “the real MacKay.” Alternately, it may have been inspired by the infamous Hatfield and McCoy family feud in the late 19th-century US. Still others trace it back to William McCoy, a Prohibition-era rumrunner who reputedly never watered down his liquor. What are other possible explanations? More… Discuss


Godfrey Bloom: The central banks are all at it, counterfeiting money!

Published on Sep 10, 2013

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European Parliament, Strasbourg, 10 September 2013

• Speaker: Godfrey Bloom MEP, UKIP (Yorkshire & Lincolnshire), Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group –http://www.godfreybloommep.co.uk

• Debate: Credit agreements relating to residential property
Report: Antolín Sánchez Presedo (A7-0202/2012)
Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on credit agreements relating to residential property
[COM(2011)0142 – C7-0085/2011 – 2011/0062(COD)]
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
• Video: EbS (European Parliament)

EU Member States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom


French workers take to streets over pension reform – FRANCE – FRANCE 24


French workers take to streets over pension reform – FRANCE – FRANCE 24.

Syria says it accepts Russian chemical arms proposal


Syria says it accepts Russian chemical arms proposal.

Cavalleria Rusticana-INTERMEZZO-Georges Prêtre-Chorégies d’Orange 2009

Cavalleria Rusticana” – Pietro Mascagni (* 7.12. 1863 – † 2.8.1945). INTERMEZZO. Chorégies d’Orange 4.8.2009 / France 3 LIVE / Direction musicale: Georges Prêtre. Orchestre National de France. / Merci Maestro!!!

Happy Birthday, Maestro! (*14. August 1924)


Vivaldi : Concerto ripieno in sol maggiore RV 151 ”Alla Rustica”

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) : Concerto in Sol maggiore RV 151 ”Alla Rustica” per archi e continuo
1) Presto 2) Adagio 3) Allegro
I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone


Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 18 in F major – II. Andante

Saint-Saëns was a romantic French composer. The music of video is the second movement of the Opus 18, played for Florestan Trio and was written in 1863.


Quotation: Mark Twain

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss


Today’s Birthday: ALICE BROWN DAVIS (1852)

Alice Brown Davis (1852)

The Indian Removal Act of 1830 forced Native Americans to leave their lands within state borders and relocate to unsettled land in the West. Brown Davis, whose mother was a Seminole, grew up on the new Indian Territory and cared for Seminoles during a cholera epidemic when she was a teen. Once the US government began dismantling tribal governments to push Oklahoma toward statehood, Brown Davis acted as the Seminoles’ interpreter in court and became their first female chief, serving for how long?More… Discuss


more Impressions from the Trail: A cooler day in the forecast!



Depression May Be Underdiagnosed in Men

Women are about twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression, but this is not necessarily indicative of actual depression rates. Some studies have suggested that men and women exhibit different symptoms when depressed, with men more likely to show signs of anger, self-destruction, self-distractions, and irritability than sadness. When researchers take into account these alternative depression symptoms, in addition to the traditionally recognized ones, they find that approximately the same percentage of men and women—31% and 33% respectively—meet the criteria for the diagnosis. More… Discuss



Prince Rupert’s Drops

Prince Rupert’s Drops are formed when molten glass is dripped into cold water. The glass forms a tadpole-shaped droplet with a long, thin tail, and when the inside cools, it contracts, pressing against the already-solid outer part. Due to the residual stress, the extremely hard bulbous part can withstand a blow from a hammer, but if the tail is damaged even slightly, the entire drop shatters explosively into a fine powder. Prince Rupert did not invent the drops, so why are they named for him? More… Discuss