Daily Archives: November 4, 2014

Exit polls: Don’t care for Obamacare – Lucy McCalmont – POLITICO.com


http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/exit-polls-dont-care-for-obamacare-112510.html?hp=t3_3

A midterm referendum on Barack Obama – Edward-Isaac Dovere – POLITICO.com


http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/midterm-elections-referendum-barack-obama-112474.html

A midterm referendum on Barack Obama – Edward-Isaac Dovere – POLITICO.com


http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/midterm-elections-referendum-barack-obama-112474.html

UK police ‘should be sent to Calais’


UK police ‘should be sent to Calais’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29902959

Facebook government requests up 24%


Facebook government requests up 24% http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29910101

The gay people pushed to change their gender


The gay people pushed to change their gender http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29832690

India monkey ‘wedding ceremony’ held


India monkey ‘wedding ceremony’ held http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-29892502

Overtime should count in holiday pay


Overtime should count in holiday pay http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29896810

Jihadists edging out US allies in Syria


Jihadists edging out US allies in Syria http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29902384

Pakistan mob kills ‘blasphemy’ pair


Pakistan mob kills ‘blasphemy’ pair http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29893809

Thailand arrests Pirate Bay founder


Thailand arrests Pirate Bay founder http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29895123

Ukraine orders troops to key cities


Ukraine orders troops to key cities http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29905014

this pressed: Flash – Social networks ‘in denial’ on extremist use: GCHQ chief – France 24


Social networks ‘in denial’ on extremist use: GCHQ chief

Former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden speaks to European officials via video-conference on June 24, 2014

Robert Hannigan, the new head of electronic spying agency GCHQ, used a Financial Times article to urge Silicon Valley big names to give security services more help in the fight against Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

The rare public comments by a senior intelligence officer will fuel the debate ignited by US leaker Edward Snowden over how much access governments should have to personal online information and what steps social networks should take to regulate content.

Classified information released by former intelligence analyst Snowden in 2013 revealed that GCHQ played a key role in covert US surveillance operations worldwide, including monitoring huge volumes of online and phone activity worldwide.

While Hannigan did not name firms directly, he highlighted militants’ use of Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp and referred to graphic online videos showing the final moments of Western hostages executed by the IS group.

“However much they dislike it, they have become the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists and criminals,” he wrote in the FT.

“To those of us who have to tackle the depressing end of human behaviour on the Internet, it can seem that some technology companies are in denial about its misuse.”

via Flash – Social networks ‘in denial’ on extremist use: GCHQ chief – France 24.

Kids in the Basement Should Take Unpaid Work, Says Poloz – Bloomberg


Photographer: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

Getting discouraged young people into the workforce is Bank of Canada Governor Stephen… Read More

 

How bad are things in Canada’s job market? Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says bad enough for young people to consider working for free.

 

Adult children stuck in their parents’ basements because they can’t find adequate employment should take unpaid work to bolster resumes as they wait for the recovery to take hold, Poloz said yesterday in Toronto.

The Bank of Canada estimates about

How bad are things in Canada’s job market? Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says bad enough for young people to consider working for free.

Adult children stuck in their parents’ basements because they can’t find adequate employment should take unpaid work to bolster resumes as they wait for the recovery to take hold, Poloz said yesterday in Toronto.

via Kids in the Basement Should Take Unpaid Work, Says Poloz – Bloomberg.

this pressed: Louisiana Leper Home documents panic in the face of disease – The Globe and Mail


Baton Rouge, LA - 10/30/2014 - Mr. Simeon Peterson (aka "Mr. Pete" 86) sits in the physical therapy room at the National Hansen's Disease Center in Baton Rouge. Mr. Peterson was relocated to the leprosy camp in Carville, LA from his native US Virgin Islands in 1951. He is one of the last living residents of the leprosy center. (William Widmer/William Widmer)Baton Rouge, LA – 10/30/2014 – Mr. Simeon Peterson (aka “Mr. Pete” 86) sits in the physical therapy room at the National Hansen’s Disease Center in Baton Rouge. Mr. Peterson was relocated to the leprosy camp in Carville, LA from his native US Virgin Islands in 1951. He is one of the last living residents of the leprosy center. (William Widmer/William Widmer)

Louisiana Leper Home documents panic in the face of disease
***Omar El Akkad CARVILLE, LA. — The Globe and Mail

***Published Monday, Nov. 03 2014, 9:54 PM EST

via Louisiana Leper Home documents panic in the face of disease – The Globe and Mail.

Saint of the Day for Tuesday, November 4th, 2014: St. Charles Borromeo


Image of St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo

Charles was the son of Count Gilbert Borromeo and Margaret Medici, sister of Pope Pius IV. He was born at the family castle of Arona on Lake Maggiore, Italy on October 2. He received the clerical … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Rogers Day


Rogers Day

The birthday of Will Rogers, America‘s “cowboy philosopher,” is observed in Oklahoma, where he was born on November 4, 1879. After his first appearance as a vaudeville entertainer in 1905 at Madison Square Garden, he developed a widespread reputation as a humorist. He went on to become a writer, a radio performer, and a motion-picture star. His birthday was first observed in 1947, with a celebration at the Will Rogers Memorial near the town of Claremore. Beneath the statue of Rogers at the memorial is the statement for which he is best remembered: “I never met a man I didn’t like.” More… Discuss

Quotation: Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort. Charles Dickens


Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss

today’s birhtday: Walter Cronkite (1916)


Walter Cronkite (1916)

“Uncle Walter” served as CBS Evening News anchor from 1962 to 1981, during which time viewer opinion polls found him to be the “most trusted man in America.” He reported the newsworthy events of the era so effectively that his image and voice have become closely associated with the Vietnam War, the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and the Watergate scandal. Cronkite experienced a rare loss of composure during one 1963 broadcast when he found himself announcing what event? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Sack of Antwerp (1576)


The Sack of Antwerp (1576)

In the mid-16th century, Antwerp, Belgium, was Europe’s chief commercial and financial center. Actively involved in trade with Spain, Portugal, the Americas, and the East, Antwerp’s ports received spices, gold, and other luxury goods. The city was also home to a flourishing diamond industry. However, Antwerp’s fortunes changed in 1576 when Spanish troops sacked the city and killed about 6,000 of its inhabitants in what became known as the “Spanish fury.” What prompted the Spanish attack? More… Discuss

Remains of Last Cruise Ship Victim Likely Found


Remains of Last Cruise Ship Victim Likely Found

Salvage workers have recovered human remains believed to be those of the last remaining missing victim of the 2012 Costa Concordia disaster. Thirty-two people died when the cruise ship hit a reef and capsized off the Italian island of Giglio. All of the dead had been recovered in the nearly three years since, save for Russel Rebello, an Indian waiter working on the ship. DNA testing will be used to confirm that the remains are indeed those of Rebello, but those involved with the case, including the victim’s family, are confident that he has finally been found. More… Discuss

Bebop


Bebop

Bebop is a jazz style characterized by harmonic complexity, overlapping melodic lines, and frequent shifting of rhythm—which its name mimics. It emerged in the 1940s as a group of musicians—including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Charlie Parker—rejected conventional swing to pioneer an extension of improvised jazz. In the 1950s, two genres grew out of bebop: the aggressive style of hard bop and the understated approach of cool jazz. What does “dropping bombs” mean in a bebop arrangement? More… Discuss

word: rend


rend 

Definition: (verb) To tear or split apart or into pieces violently.
Synonyms: rip, rive
Usage: The widow began to rend her clothes in grief. Discuss.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/11/04/thousands-in-sierra-leone-break-ebola-quarantine-to-find-food/


http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/11/04/thousands-in-sierra-leone-break-ebola-quarantine-to-find-food/

Top UK spy: Twitter, Facebook are jihadi ‘command and control networks’ – CSMonitor.com


http://m.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/terrorism-security/2014/1104/Top-UK-spy-Twitter-Facebook-are-jihadi-command-and-control-networks

Rowing protest against nuclear power


Rowing protest against nuclear power http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29894754

Coating makes batteries child-safe


Coating makes batteries child-safe http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29885832

Ebola crisis: On the frontline


Ebola crisis: On the frontline http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29888067

Row over Austria’s Islam law


Row over Austria’s Islam law http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29814688

In pictures: Peru’s burial grounds


In pictures: Peru’s burial grounds http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29832634

Day in pictures: 4 November 2014


Day in pictures: 4 November 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-29896678

Why the French state has a team of UFO hunters


Why the French state has a team of UFO hunters http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29755919

Ebola nurse reaches US state deal


Ebola nurse reaches US state deal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29893320

US mid-term elections 2014


US mid-term elections 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-us-canada-29886600