Daily Archives: November 29, 2013

KJazz 88.1 FM | America’s Jazz and Blues Station


 

KJazz 88.1 FM | America’s Jazz and Blues Station.

Sriracha Sauce Production to Continue Despite Judge’s Shutdown


 

Sriracha Sauce Production to Continue Despite Judge’s Shutdown.

Walmart Targeted With Black Friday Protests in L.A. Area


 

Walmart Targeted With Black Friday Protests in L.A. Area.

aspartame WHO – Google Search


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497. Aspartame (WHO Food Additives Series 16)


497. Aspartame (WHO Food Additives Series 16).

The Shocking Story of How Aspartame Became Legal | Collective-Evolution


 

The Shocking Story of How Aspartame Became Legal | Collective-Evolution.

New Tax Return Shows Karl Rove’s Group Spent Even More On Politics Than It Said – ProPublica


 

New Tax Return Shows Karl Rove’s Group Spent Even More On Politics Than It Said – ProPublica.

Children-Consumers in training: Britannica Classic Videos: Choosing What to Buy (1978)



Spending money wisely is the theme of this basic economics film, which follows a puppet as he decides what to buy with the quarter that he found.

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The IRS Moves to Limit Dark Money – But Enforcement Still a Question – ProPublica


 

The IRS Moves to Limit Dark Money – But Enforcement Still a Question – ProPublica.

▶ Sam Waterston on ProPublica & the Importance of Investigative Journalism – YouTube


▶ Sam Waterston on ProPublica & the Importance of Investigative Journalism – YouTube.

Rossini – L’assedio di Corinto: Ouverture [NBC Simphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini]



Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
NBC Simphony Orchestra
Direttore: Arturo Toscanini
Registrazione: 14 giugno 1945 (New York, Carnegie Hall)
Picture: Edwin Lord Weeks (1849-1903) – Arrival of Prince Humbert

Fabulous Compositions/Great Performances: Horowitz plays Schumann Toccata in C Major, Op.7



Robert Schumann 
Toccata in C Major, Op.7 
Vladimir Horowitz: piano

Quotation: Nathaniel Hawthorne


It contributes greatly towards a man’s moral and intellectual health to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: MILDRED GILLARS, AKA AXIS SALLY (1900)


Mildred Gillars, AKA Axis Sally (1900)

Mildred Sisk was born in Portland, Maine, but went to Europe in the 1920s, changed her name, and by 1934 was an English-language radio broadcaster in Berlin. During World War II, she broadcast Nazi propaganda aimed to demoralize American troops, who nicknamed her “Axis Sally.” On the radio, Gillars emphasized the infidelity of soldiers’ wives and sweethearts while they were overseas. She was convicted of treason in 1949 and spent 12 years in prison. What did she do after she was released?More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE NOVEMBER UPRISING BEGINS (1830)


The November Uprising Begins (1830)

An attempt to overthrow Russian rule in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and Ukraine, the November Uprising was the result of long-simmering resentments that came to a head when news broke of a Russian plan to use the Polish Army to suppress revolutions in France and Belgium. It began when a group of Warsaw-based Polish Imperial Russian Army cadets took up arms against the Russians and drove the Russian troops from the city. The rebellion soon grew and spread. How long did the fighting continue? More… Discuss

 

News: CUTE CATS KEY TO LANGUAGE LEARNING?


Cute Cats Key to Language Learning?

Cat memes spread across the Internet like wildfire, but they could be more than just a fun way to pass the time. Researchers studying the Japanese concept ofkawaii have linked cuteness with improved cognitive function, and at least one app developer believes this could be a powerful tool when it comes to learning a new language. The company has developed an app that aims to teach users Spanish by combining images of cute cats in humorous poses with related Spanish phrases. Time will tell if the method is effective. More… Discuss

 

Article: THOUSAND-YARD STARE


Thousand-Yard Stare

The phrases “thousand-yard stare” and “two-thousand-yard stare” were first used to describe the unfocused, dazed gaze of the battle-weary soldier. Because such a look is characteristic of posttraumatic stress disorder, it is not limited to combat veterans. The thousand-yard stare can be displayed by anyone coping with the stress of trauma by dissociating from it rather than consciously acknowledging it. During World War II, what artist captured the thousand-yard stare for Life magazineMore…Discuss