Daily Archives: July 19, 2014

Tony Blair on fallout from 2014 EuroParl elections (27May14)


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Tony Blair on fallout from 2014 EuroParl elections (27May14)

Saint Blair Of New Labour talks about the fallout from the 2014 European Parliament elections, especially do nothing on the issue of immigration…. if only used that advice to Israel over Palestine and their “Berlin wall!”…..

Recorded from BBC News Channel HD, 27 May 2014.

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today’s holiday: Yarmouth Clam Festival


Yarmouth Clam Festival

Held in a small town in southern Maine, the Yarmouth Clam Festival has been a New England tradition since 1965. Festival goers have their choice of steamed clams, whole fried clams, clam strips, clam cakes, clam chowder, and fried clams in batter. Along with celebrating Yarmouth‘s seafood, the festival is also a fundraiser, with proceeds helping to support local nonprofit organizations. Beyond sampling clams and other seafood, attendees can choose from a number of other activities including rides, games, live music, an antique show, a parade on Friday night, and a fireworks show on Saturday. More… Discuss

quotation: Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities. Aristotle


Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Discuss

today’s birthday: Lizzie Borden (1860)


Lizzie Borden (1860)

Borden is best known for her suspected involvement in the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother in 1892. The killings took place in the family home and were discovered by Borden—or so she claimed. The prime suspect, she was arrested and tried for the murders. Though she was ultimately acquitted, the public was unconvinced, and she was ostracized until her death. The case’s notoriety has endured in American pop culture and is still referenced today. What was the evidence against Borden? More… Discuss

this day in the esteryear Women’s Rights Convention Opens in Seneca Falls, NY (1848)


Women’s Rights Convention Opens in Seneca Falls, NY (1848)

Organized by women’s rights advocates Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, the two-day Seneca Falls Convention was the US’s first national women’s rights convention and is often cited as the birthplace of the American feminist movement. Adopted at the conference was a document modeled after the US Declaration of Independence that called for equal rights for women, including the right to vote and to work in traditionally male professions. What was this document called? More… Discuss

Pay Gap Widens in UK


Pay Gap Widens in UK

How much is too much? Executive pay in the UK has ballooned from 60 times that of the average worker in the 1990s to almost 180 times the average worker’s pay today. Back in October, shareholders gained the right to vote down executives’ compensation packages. Recently, shareholders made the rare move of voting not to support a remuneration report at fashion house Burberry. The High Pay Centre, a think tank, is calling on the government to take action on the ever-widening pay gap. More… Discuss

Beekeeping


Beekeeping

Beekeeping is one of the oldest forms of food production—humans have been harvesting honey from bee colonies for thousands upon thousands of years. Beekeeping was particularly well developed in Egypt and is discussed by the Roman writers Virgil, Gaius Julius Hyginus, Varro, and Columella. Bees were traditionally kept for their honey, but today crop pollination often provides the greater part of a commercial beekeeper’s income. What are four useful hive products other than honey? More… Discuss

word: tommyrot


tommyrot 

Definition: (noun) Pretentious or silly talk or writing.
Synonyms: baloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, humbug, twaddle, tarradiddle
Usage: Spare me the tommyrot and just get to the point! Discuss.