Daily Archives: April 30, 2014

Un Gand: Cu o floare nu se face primavara, dar o floare insoreste o zi…


Un Gand: “Cu o floare nu se face primavara, dar o floare insoreste o zi…” 

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Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order


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Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order

by Noam ChomskyRobert W. McChesney (Introduction)
In “Profit Over People,” Noam Chomsky takes on neoliberalism: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide. By examining the contradictions between the democratic and market principles proclaimed by those in power and those actually practiced, Chomsky critiques the tyranny of the few that restricts the public ar…more
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Just a thought: “Democracy should be all inclusive, not almost all exclusive!”


Just a thought: “Democracy should be all inclusive, not almost all exclusive!”

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Noam Chomsky “Profit Over People” [RARE INTERVIEW!!] “”It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste.” ― Noam Chomsky”



RARE Chomsky Interview from 1993.
Date – 04/13/1993

“It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste.” 
Noam Chomsky

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IgM (Immunoglobulin M)


Immunoglobulin M, or IgM for short, is a basic antibody that is produced by B cells. IgM is by far the physically largest antibody in the human circulatory system. It is the first antibody to appear in response to initial exposure to antigen.[1] The spleen is the major site of specific IgM production. [2]

IgM (Immunoglobulin M) antibody molecule consisting of 5 base units.
1: Base unit.
2: Heavy chains.
3: Light chains.
4: J chain.
5: Intermolecular disulfide bonds.

IgM scheme. Heavy chains are blue; light chains are yellow.

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Sergei Rachmaninoff – Scherzo in D minor


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V. Polyansky – Russian State SO

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, April 30th, 2014:


Saint of the Day for Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

St. Pius V, PopeImage of St. Pius V, Pope

Pope from 1566-1572 and one of the foremost leaders of the Catholic Reformation. Born Antonio Ghislieri in Bosco, Italy, to a poor family, he labored as a shepherd until the age of fourteen and then … continue reading

 

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: TUCSON INTERNATIONAL MARIACHI CONFERENCE


Tucson International Mariachi Conference

Mariachi is traditional Mexican folk music performed by a small group of musicians who typically sing and play some combination of the following instruments: guitar,vihuela (a small guitar-like instrument), guitarrón (a larger bass-like instrument), violin, and trumpet. Since the early 1980s, Mexican music enthusiasts have gathered in Arizona every April for the Tucson International Mariachi Conference. Attendees take part in cultural workshops, enjoy performances by top mariachi bands, and join in the fun at the Fiesta de Garibaldi, an outdoor street festivalMore… Discuss

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QUOTATION: Lewis Carroll


Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Discuss

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: JOACHIM VON RIBBENTROP (1893)


Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893)

Ribbentrop was Nazi Germany’s foreign minister from 1938 until 1945, during which time he helped negotiate the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact of 1939, which set the stage for Germany‘s attack on Poland that touched off World War II. He, like so many other Nazi officials, was an active participant in the “Final Solution” and various other atrocities and was one of the few who paid with his life at Nuremberg, where he was tried, convicted, and hanged for his war crimes. What were his last words? More…Discuss

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: WASHINGTON BECOMES FIRST ELECTED US PRESIDENT (1789)


 

Washington Gold

Washington Gold (Photo credit: Peter Liu Photography)

Washington Becomes First Elected US President (1789)

Washington, who served as commander-in-chief of the Continental army in the American Revolution, was elected the first President of the US after the adoption of the Constitution. His two-term administration was marked by the establishment of a number of key American institutions that continue to operate today. Because of his central role in the founding of the US, Washington is often called the “Father of His Country.” What are five places or institutions that are named after him?More… Discuss

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NEWS: DEATH TOLL RISES WITH SECOND DAY OF TORNADOES IN US



Death Toll Rises with Second Day of Tornadoes in US

Tornado Outbreak of April 25-28

Tornado Outbreak of April 25-28 (Photo credit: Navy Patrick)

At least 34 people have been killed in the southern and midwestern US in two consecutive days of ferocious tornado outbreaks. Twisters cut through at least half a dozen states, flattening homes and businesses in their paths. The storm outbreak began on Sunday, on the three-year anniversary of a historic US tornado outbreak that claimed more than 250 lives in Alabama. Those affected have begun sifting through the wreckage, but they must remain vigilant, as the severe weather is expected to last through Wednesday and could bring with it more deadly twistersMore… Discuss

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ARTICLE: “SHIBBOLETH”


“Shibboleth”

An easy way to get a sense of whether or not someone is a musical insider is to have him say the word “timbre.” This is because musicians generally pronounce the first syllable of that word differently than non-musicians. “Timbre” is therefore a shibboleth—a word whose pronunciation can be used to distinguish between groups. The word has its origins in the Bible, which recounts the killing of 42,000 fugitive soldiers identified by their pronunciation of “shibboleth.” How did they say it? More… Discuss

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