Daily Archives: November 2, 2014

USANews.net – USA NEWS


http://www.usanews.net/m/?id=38985

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Takata: Defective Air Bags Might have been Made as Early as 2008,


http://www.capitalotc.com/takata-defective-air-bags-might-have-been-made-as-early-as-2008/25258/

Cruz aims to take on Obama if GOP wins Senate; won’t vow support for McConnell – The Washington Post


http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cruz-provides-the-assist-but-hes-looking-beyond-tuesday/2014/11/02/d54b1e50-62aa-11e4-836c-83bc4f26eb67_story.html

USANews.net – USA NEWS


http://www.usanews.net/m/?id=39922

Arrests made in LA-area crash that killed 3 on Halloween | Fox News


http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/11/02/arrests-made-in-la-area-crash-that-killed-3-on-halloween/

White House: Obama switches to backup Air Force One leaving Philly


http://mobile.philly.com/news/breaking/?wss=/philly/news/breaking&id=281245441&

US approved Ferguson no-fly area to block media – Telegraph


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11204625/US-approved-Ferguson-no-fly-area-to-block-media.html

Patient monitored for Ebola virus at Duke – Local News – Fayetteville Observer


http://m.fayobserver.com/news/local/patient-monitored-for-ebola-virus-at-duke/article_63e2444c-c8a4-51e9-80d1-4a99785f02d9.html?mode=jqm

EU condemns Ukraine rebel poll


EU condemns Ukraine rebel poll http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29875093

Mt. Fuji from ISS. Beautiful and Legendary. Find more beautiful nature pics here— Daniel Gennaoui


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Mount Fuji from Mount Ogochi-Sunrise

Mount Fuji from Mount Ogochi-Sunrise

Acker Bilk-Autumn Leaves|Yves Montand – Les Feuilles Mortes: make music part of your life series


Autumn Leaves — Acker Bilk

License plate data is big business


http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2014/11/01/license-plate-data-big-business/18342039/

AP Exclusive: Ferguson no-fly zone aimed at media – Nation – Boston.com


http://www.boston.com/news/nation/2014/11/02/ferguson-fly-zone-was-aimed-media/YNQ1oJ5pI7MbLo5eDT5ZAL/story.html

French town bans clowns after scares


French town bans clowns after scares http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29846291

Four types of anxiety and their cures


Four types of anxiety and their cures http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29835995

Merkel ‘would accept UK exit from EU’


Merkel ‘would accept UK exit from EU’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29874392

IS ‘kills 322’ from one Iraqi tribe


IS ‘kills 322’ from one Iraqi tribe http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29871068

IS ‘kills 322’ from one Iraqi tribe


IS ‘kills 322’ from one Iraqi tribe http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29871068

Fossil fuels must go by 2100 – IPCC


Fossil fuels must go by 2100 – IPCC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29855884

The Cologne cathedral; left untouched after the destruction of the War- Daniel Gennaoui


this pressed: Jazz clarinettist Acker Bilk dies after short illness, aged 85— BBC Breaking News


ACKER BILK JAZZ FOR TRADDIES

Fringe: Meanwhile in a universe pretty much like ours (my photo Collection)


Fringe: Meanwhile in a universe pretty much like ours (my photo Collection)

Seal Beach Pier (my photo Collection)


Seal Beach Pier (my photo Collection)

Seal Beach Pier (my photo Collection)

Freedom: Solitary Confinement at Sea (Catalina Island at horizon) (my photo collection)


DSC_0150 Catalina Island in the background

Freedom: Solitary Confinement at Sea (Catalina Island at horizon) (my photo collection): The Stars Have Fallen into the Sea…

this pressed for your right to know: Senate Hearing Set on Secret Recordings at N.Y. Fed – ProPublica


Senate Hearing Set on Secret Recordings at N.Y. Fed

A banking subcommittee will explore the case of fired examiner Carmen Segarra and whether the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is too soft on institutions it supervises.

Sen. Tim Johnson, above, chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, and Sen. Sherrod Brown, chairman of the panel’s Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection subcommittee, announced the hearing today. (Brendan Smialowski/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A banking  subcommittee will explore the case of fired examiner Carmen Segarra and whether the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is too soft on institutions it supervises.

The examiner, Carmen Segarra, secretly recorded approximately 46 hours of meetings with colleagues at the New York Fed and executives from Goldman Sachs as she examined Goldman’s policies, particularly those relating to conflicts of interest. She was fired after seven months on the job.

The recordings show regulators reluctance to push Goldman too hard for information and the New York Fed’s struggles to beef up its supervision of some of the nation’s biggest banks.

Segarra was dismissed after resisting pressure from higher-ups to change her conclusion that Goldman’s policies were insufficient.

Since the financial crisis of 2008, the New York Fed has received new responsibility for supervising Wall Street’s biggest and riskiest financial institutions. That is despite an internal confidential report in 2009 that concluded that the New York Fed was too deferential to the institutions it oversaw and had a culture in which examiners feared speaking out.

The New York Fed has said Segarra was fired for performance reasons alone and issued a statement defending its record of bank oversight.

via Senate Hearing Set on Secret Recordings at N.Y. Fed – ProPublica.

Israel’s prime minister urges calm amid rising tensions in Jerusalem | CTV News


http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/world/israel-s-prime-minister-urges-calm-amid-rising-tensions-in-jerusalem-1.2083178

Squeaky clean gifts for Ebola zone leader – Back Page | IOL News | IOL.co.za


http://www.iol.co.za/news/back-page/squeaky-clean-gifts-for-ebola-zone-leader-1.1774085#.VFY6R4TLSUM

States should pay more attention to death options


http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141102000316

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed | Health – KMIZ Mobile Home


http://m.abc17news.com/health/ebola-outbreak-get-up-to-speed/29488634

New Jersey Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather – NJ.com


http://www.nj.com/

Democratic voter complains about pushy ‘vote or else’ letter— The Truth 24 US


today’s holiday: New York City Marathon


New York City Marathon

The New York City Marathon began in 1970 as a race four times around Central Park. In 1976, Fred Lebow and the New York Road Runners Club, the world’s largest running club and the race’s sponsor, decided to invite top runners from all over the world, and to run the course through all five New York boroughs. About 30,000 runners compete in the race, and over a million New Yorkers turn out to watch. The runners say that the crowds are enthusiastic and friendly, and city dwellers look upon it as a time to forget racial and ethnic differences and cheer the runners on. More… Discuss

quotation: So dear I love him that with him all deaths I could endure, without him live no life. John Milton


So dear I love him that with him all deaths I could endure, without him live no life.

John Milton (1608-1674) Discuss

today’s birthday: Marie Antoinette (1755)


Marie Antoinette (1755)

Marie Antoinette was the wife of King Louis XVI of France. Their marriage was designed to ally France with its longtime enemy, Austria. She was initially popular, but her devotion to Austrian interests and her reputation for heedless extravagance hastened the public’s disillusionment with the monarchy and helped to provoke the French Revolution. She was executed by guillotine in 1793, as was her husband. What oft-repeated though unverified quote is attributed to the vilified queen? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Bartholomew I Becomes Patriarch of Constantinople (1991)


Bartholomew I Becomes Patriarch of Constantinople (1991)

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople serves as the Archbishop of Constantinople and as spiritual leader and chief spokesperson for the Eastern Orthodox Church. The current Patriarch, Bartholomew I, has been particularly active internationally, working to rebuild the Orthodox churches of the former Eastern Bloc following the fall of Communism and continuing reconciliation dialogues with the Roman Catholic Church. His reputation as an environmentalist has earned him what nicknames? More… Discuss

Imported Pets Probably Brought Flesh-Eating Fungus to Europe


Imported Pets Probably Brought Flesh-Eating Fungus to Europe

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has turned public attention to the threat of disease transmission across borders and oceans, but people are not the only ones at risk in this age of international travel. Europe’s newts and salamanders are in danger of being wiped out by a flesh-eating fungus likely brought to the continent by pet amphibians imported from Asia. Asian salamanders are capable of carrying Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans without suffering serious illness, but the fungus is lethal to most European species and has already devastated the Netherlands‘ fire salamander population. More… Discuss


Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are small, hard masses of minerals and organic matter that form in the kidneys. Small stones may be eliminated with the normal passage of urine, but larger stones can obstruct the urinary system, causing severe pain and infection. Because most kidney stones are composed of calcium salts, it was thought that a diet high in calcium encouraged their development. However, there is evidence suggesting that the opposite holds true. What can you do to reduce your risk for kidney stones? More… Discuss

word: numismatist


numismatist

Definition: (noun) A collector and student of money (and coins in particular).
Synonyms: coin collector
Usage: I’m not sure that I would go so far as to call myself a numismatist, but I do have jars and jars full of change at home. Discuss.

IN CONCERT ” SIMON AND GARFUNKEL ” LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK NEW YORK 1981


“THE CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK” SIMON AND GARFUNKEL”  (LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK NEW YORK 1981)