Daily Archives: September 11, 2014

Squeezing out water to save the future

Squeezing out water to save the future http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29163109

Has Turkey woken up to IS threat?

Has Turkey woken up to IS threat? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29163361

CIA triples estimate of IS numbers

CIA triples estimate of IS numbers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29169914

FDA approves amazing new weight-loss pill | Science Recorder


Government’s Threat of Daily Fine for Yahoo Shows Aggressive Push for Data – NYTimes.com


Obama authorizes military strikes against ISIS leadership | Fox News


LA police in money laundering raid

LA police in money laundering raid http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29155268

Kazakh officials disable WW2 exhibits

Kazakh officials disable WW2 exhibits http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29165452

Australia police in explosives error

Australia police in explosives error http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29152646

9/11 responders with cancer denied coverage


Yoga studio feels heat after Sept. 11 promotion – SFGate


WASHINGTON: Cruz Gets Booed; Walks Out | Politics Wires | Miami Herald


Government threatened Yahoo in PRISM program


US Ebola Patient Gets Serum From Recovered Victim to Fight Virus – ABC News


Bush in 2007 delivered eerily accurate warning about Iraq unrest | Fox News


When historical fiction is more truthful than historical fact

When historical fiction is more truthful than historical fact http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29060077

‘Nothing ruled out’ over Syria – UK

‘Nothing ruled out’ over Syria – UK http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29163711

Yahoo prodigy faces big decision

Yahoo prodigy faces big decision http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29160194

Accused father ‘had bitter divorce’

Accused father ‘had bitter divorce’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29162720

New EU sanctions on Russia imminent

New EU sanctions on Russia imminent http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29154488

Police charge toddler for ‘coercion’

Police charge toddler for ‘coercion’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-29152950

Israel to investigate Gaza attacks

Israel to investigate Gaza attacks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29155807

Scotland ‘on cusp of making history’

Scotland ‘on cusp of making history’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29151322

EU sanctions on Russia ‘on Friday’

EU sanctions on Russia ‘on Friday’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29154488

Russia warns US on Syria strikes

Russia warns US on Syria strikes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29154481

Applications for unemployment in U.S. rise to 315,000 – NY Daily News


ISIS Terrorists Plotting To Infiltrate Porous U.S. Southern Border, But Will Be Stopped, DHS Says : News : Headlines & Global News



Teacher to 6th-graders: Compare Hitler, George W. Bush


Syrian rebels free 45 Fijian peacekeepers


Ted Cruz walks out of Christian event after being booed – CBS News


Rebel Rivals of ISIS Fear U.S. Airstrikes Could Help Assad – NYTimes.com


Daniil Trifonov, Zubin Mehta – Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini: great compositions/performances

Daniil Trifonov, Zubin Mehta – Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini

Antonio Stradella – Sonata a-moll, theme with 24 variazions. (Messier globular clusters): make music part of your life series

Antonio Stradella – Sonata a-moll, theme with 24 variazions. (Messier globular clusters)

quotation: How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in the truth. Sophocles

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in the truth.

Sophocles (496 BC406 BC) Discuss

todady’s holiday: Patriot Day

Patriot Day

Patriot Day in the United States commemorates the anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001, in New York City, Washington, DC, and in the skies above Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Each year, the president proclaims a day of national observance in memory of the more than 2,700 people who lost their lives in the attacks. Throughout the nation, flags are flown at half-staff, and a moment of silence is observed at 8:46 AM, Eastern time, the exact moment the first plane flew into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Paul Bryant (1913)

Paul Bryant (1913)

Paul “Bear” Bryant was an American college football coach. Best known as the longtime head coach of the University of Alabama football team, he achieved an unparalleled legendary status in the sport, winning the national championship six times. Bryant retired with a whopping 323 career wins, then a college coaching record. Just weeks after his retirement, he suffered a fatal heart attack. Bryant earned the nickname “Bear” at age 13, after he agreed to do what during a theater promotion? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: 9/11 Terrorist Attacks (2001)

9/11 Terrorist Attacks (2001)

On September 11, 2001, 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes. They crashed two planes into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York City and flew a third into the Pentagon building in Virginia. Passengers on the fourth flight attempted to retake control of the aircraft, but it crashed in a Pennsylvania field. The devastating terrorist attacks of 9/11 were responsible for 2,996 deaths and countless more injuries. What were the environmental consequences of 9/11? More… Discuss

word: collude


Definition: (verb) Act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose.
Synonyms: conspire, connive
Usage: Several local officials have been jailed on charges of colluding with the Mafia. Discuss.



Filigree is an ornamental work of fine gold or silver wire, often wrought into an openwork design and joined with matching solder under the flame of a blowpipe. It was made in ancient Egypt, China, and India. Saxons, Britons, and especially the Celts in Ireland were skilled at devising intricate and ingenious designs in the Middle Ages. Today, it is employed in Mediterranean areas, as well as in Mexico, India, and Scandinavian countries. What is the origin of the word “filigree“? More… Discuss

ISIS terrorists won’t sneak into U.S. across loose Mexico border: Homeland Security officials – NY Daily News


Google worker lived a year on campus

Google worker lived a year on campus http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29146961

Russia reduces gas exports to Poland

Russia reduces gas exports to Poland http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29154335

Kerry in key Saudi talks on IS

Kerry in key Saudi talks on IS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29154481

Kerry in key Saudi talks on IS

Kerry in key Saudi talks on IS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29154481

Concussion ‘breathalyser’ proposed

Concussion ‘breathalyser’ proposed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29146654

Ferguson road block protest stopped

Ferguson road block protest stopped http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29146632

‘Signs of recovery’ in ozone layer

‘Signs of recovery’ in ozone layer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29152028

Bond villain actor Kiel dies aged 74

Bond villain actor Kiel dies aged 74 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29152398