Daily Archives: September 13, 2013

A top-secret document provided to the Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals : The NSA routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens


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NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans’ data with Israel

• Secret deal places no legal limits on use of data by Israelis
• Only official US government communications protected
• Agency insists it complies with rules governing privacy
Read the NSA and Israel’s ‘memorandum of understanding’

Israeli and American flags
The agreement for the US to provide raw intelligence data to Israel was reached in principle in March 2009, the document shows. Photograph: James Emery

The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a top-secret document provided to the Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.

Details of the intelligence-sharing agreement are laid out in a memorandum of understanding between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart that shows the US government handed over…

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Lawmakers pass immigrants’ driver’s license bill – SFGate


 

Lawmakers pass immigrants’ driver’s license bill – SFGate.

Does America have a drinking problem? Michelle Obama pushes water. (+video) – CSMonitor.com


 

Does America have a drinking problem? Michelle Obama pushes water. (+video) – CSMonitor.com.

Democracy Now!


Democracy Now!.

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Across Egypt, piles of ash where church pews once stood (+video) – CSMonitor.com


 

Across Egypt, piles of ash where church pews once stood (+video) – CSMonitor.com.

BBC News – Egypt army in major push to eradicate Sinai militants


 

BBC News – Egypt army in major push to eradicate Sinai militants.

A. Dvořák, Trio in E minor Op.90 “Dumky”, Oistrakh, Oborin, Knushevitsky



A. Dvořák, Trio in E minor Op.90 “Dumky”, Oistrakh, Oborin, Knushevitsky

1. Lento maestoso
2. Andante – Vivace non troppo
3. Andante moderato
4. Allegro
5. Lento maestoso – Vivace

David Oistrakh Violin
Lev Oborin Piano
Sviatoslav Knushevitsky Violoncello

 

P. I. Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 (Fedoseyev)



P. I. TchaikovskySerenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 (1880):
1. Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo — Allegro moderato
2. Valse: Moderato — Tempo di valse (10:58)
3. Élégie: Larghetto elegiaco (15:16 )
4. Finale (Tema russo): Andante — Allegro con spirito (24:19)

Moskow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor – Vladimir Fedoseyev
Recorded live at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, 1991

 

Serenade for flute, violin and viola in D major, Op. 25 (Vienna, Cappi, 1802)



Serenade for flute, violin and viola in D major, Op. 25 (Vienna, Cappi, 1802)
[date: c. 1796]

I. Entrata (Allegro
II. Tempo ordinario d’un Minuetto 
III. Allegro molto in D minor
IV. Andante con variazioni in C major
V. Allegro scherzando e vivace
VI. Adagio
VII. Allegro vivace

 

Quotation: Mark Twain


Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: SHERWOOD ANDERSON (1876)


Sherwood Anderson (1876)

After serving briefly in the Spanish-American War, Anderson became a successful advertising man and then manager of a paint factory before suffering a nervous breakdown. Dissatisfied with his life, he abandoned both his family and his job to devote himself to writing. His best-known work is the short story collection Winesburg, Ohio, and his prose style, based on everyday speech, influenced writers Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner. He died after accidentally swallowing what object? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (2007)


UN General Assembly Adopts Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007)

Over two decades in the making, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was finally adopted in 2007 despite opposition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the US. The non-binding declaration prohibits discrimination against the world’s estimated 370 million indigenous people and outlines their rights, among them the rights to culture, identity, language, employment, and education. What were some of the key issues that delayed the drafting and adoption of the declaration? More…Discuss

 

DEPRESSION LARGELY UNTREATED IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER SURVIVORS


Depression Largely Untreated in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

Cancer’s emotional toll does not always end when the disease is eradicated. Survivors of head and neck cancer in particular are at elevated risk for depression. This is not surprising, considering that treatments for these cancers often have physical side effects that lead to trouble swallowing and speaking and increase social isolation. Still, few actually seek treatment for their depression, and their risk of suicide is four times that of the general population. More… Discuss

 

THE MOON RABBIT


The Moon Rabbit

While the Man in the Moon is a popular European myth, many other cultures tell the tale of the Moon Rabbit, whose contours they trace on the orb’s surface. In East Asian folklore, the Moon Rabbit mixes the elixir of immortality. In Aztec legends, the god Quetzalcoatl elevated a rabbit to the Moon as a show of gratitude after the rabbit offered himself up as food. Native Americans tell of a rabbit riding the Moon. Who famously agreed in 1969 to look out for the Chinesebunny girl” on the Moon? More… Discuss