Daily Archives: November 13, 2014

U.S. Marshals Service reportedly gathering phone data through airborne surveillance – The Washington Post


North Korea to send envoy to Russia

North Korea to send envoy to Russia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30048842

Leaders gather in Brisbane for G20

Leaders gather in Brisbane for G20 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-30032799

this shared: ‘Macro’ Photo Assignment — National Geographic Your Shot

‘Macro’ Photo Assignment — National Geographic Your Shot.

this pressed— Ela Enterprise

this pressed: The Real Roots of Hedge Fund Manager Rage – ProPublica

The Real Roots of Hedge Fund Manager Rage – ProPublica.

Senate committee to hold Takata air bag hearing – Houston Chronicle


Maryland school district removes Christmas, all religious references from calendar – Parents – TODAY.com


Headlines & Global News


Michigan man allowed to vote after proving he’s not dead


McConnell: ‘Stupidity’ perfect example of ‘Washington gaffe’ | TheHill


GOP votes McConnell to lead Senate; Dems elevate Warren


Could immigration cause a govt shutdown?


‘Godfather’ mansion put up for sale

‘Godfather’ mansion put up for sale http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30038660

Gene error ‘reduces heart attacks’

Gene error ‘reduces heart attacks’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30021643

Study questions B12 dementia advice

Study questions B12 dementia advice http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30022534

Mexico state congress attacked

Mexico state congress attacked http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30031500

Inquiry into WTC window rig collapse

Inquiry into WTC window rig collapse http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30042842

Drones ‘patrol US-Mexico border’

Drones ‘patrol US-Mexico border’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30044702

Boko Haram ‘loses key Nigeria town’

Boko Haram ‘loses key Nigeria town’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30043867

Liberia leader lifts Ebola emergency

Liberia leader lifts Ebola emergency http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30044418

this pressed for your right to know: Pelosi claims not to know ‘stupid voter’ ObamaCare architect she cited

Pelosi claims not to know ‘stupid voter’ ObamaCare architect she cited

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

Nancy Pelosi claimed Thursday she didn’t know who ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber is, after several tapes surfaced showing him gloating about how the law was written to take advantage of the stupidity of the American voter.

Problem is, Gruber’s analysis of the law was cited extensively by her office back in 2009.

Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, tried to downplay Gruber’s role during a press conference on Thursday.

via Pelosi claims not to know ‘stupid voter’ ObamaCare architect she cited.

this pressed…guess why: Make art your own home. Amazing piece.— Daniel Gennaoui

Ottorino Respighi Brazilian Impressions (Antal Dorati/LSO): great compositions/performances

Ottorino Respighi Brazilian Impressions (Antal Dorati / London Symphony Orchestra)

Nicolò Paganini – Violin Concerto No.1 in D major,Op.6: make music part of your life series

Nicolò Paganini – Violin Concerto No.1 in D major,Op.6 

today’s holiday/Feast of Saint: Feast of St. Frances Cabrini

Feast of St. Frances Cabrini

The first American citizen to be proclaimed a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, Francesca Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917) was born in Italy. She founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart in 1880 and went on to establish orphanages, schools, and hospitals in many American cities, as well as in Europe and South America. She was canonized on July 7, 1946. Her feast day is commemorated in many places, but particularly at Mother Cabrini High School in New York City, in whose chapel she is buried, and at every establishment of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. More… Discuss

More Saints of the Day

quotation: Sun Tzu ( in other words: “a battle won does win a war”, or something like that!)

Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.

Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC) Discuss

today’s birthday: Edward III of England (1312)

Edward III of England (1312)

Crowned at age 14, after his mother helped her lover, Roger de Mortimer, depose his father, Edward III reigned over England for 50 years. He wielded little power at first but after a few years seized the reins of government, had Mortimer executed, and forced his mother into retirement. Edward’s long reign saw the ravages of the Black Death as well as vital developments in legislature and government. In 1337, he laid claim to the French crown, provoking what century-long conflict? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Ronald DeFeo, Jr., Murders Family in Amityville, New York (1974)

Ronald DeFeo, Jr., Murders Family in Amityville, New York (1974)

After the DeFeo family was discovered murdered in their beds, Ronald DeFeo, Jr.—the family’s only surviving member—was placed under police protection. DeFeo initially told investigators that he believed the murders were a mob hit, but he soon confessed and was convicted of murdering his parents and four siblings. A number of controversies surround the case, especially regarding the possible involvement of DeFeo’s sister Dawn. What best-selling novel and series of films did these events inspire? More… Discuss

For your Health: Children Mistake Laundry Pods for Toys or Candy

Children Mistake Laundry Pods for Toys or Candy

Brightly colored detergent pods containing concentrated laundry soap have sent more than 700 children in the US to the hospital in the two years since the pods became widely available there, and poison control centers have fielded thousands of calls from worried parents and caregivers whose charges have been exposed to or ingested the contents of these packets. Some manufacturers have already altered their packaging to make the pods safer for children, and this seems to have had some positive effect, but it is still advisable to store such products out of the sight and reach of youngsters. More… Discuss

Military Camouflage

Military Camouflage

Though today nearly all combat uniforms and military vehicles are designed with camouflage in mind, this was not always the case. Men once marched into battle in bright, eye-grabbing uniforms, but as more accurate firearms were developed, camouflage became increasingly important. It was greatly developed during World War I, and though radar use diminished its utility, conflicts like the guerrilla campaigns of the Vietnam War again made it important. What is dazzle camouflage? More… Discuss

word: inimical


Definition: (adjective) Injurious or harmful in effect; adverse.
Synonyms: hurtful, injurious
Usage: The inimical effects of smoking have been thoroughly documented. Discuss.

this pressed for your health: Exercises To Strengthen Your Knees – Prevention.com

Stronger Knees In 3 Easy Moves

By Amy Gorin

Don’t let achy knees derail your workout. Strengthening your thighs is key to healthy knees, finds a Mayo Clinic study. Osteoarthritis sufferers with strong quads (fronts of thighs) were 60% less likely to lose joint-protecting cartilage. Protect your knees with these simple but effective moves—they’re easy on the joints but give your thighs a real challenge.

Do 2 sets of 10 reps on each leg for all exercises, 3 to 5 days a week.

1. Big Squeeze

via Exercises To Strengthen Your Knees – Prevention.com.

New concerns for comet lander Philae

New concerns for comet lander Philae http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30034060

Window washers ‘doing well’ after scaffold mishap – SFGate


McConnell Chosen by Republicans as Majority Leader – ABC News


Obamacare’s Jonathan Gruber in third video: ‘Exploitation’ of voter was ‘very clever’ – Washington Times


Ofcom finds 4G twice as fast as 3G

Ofcom finds 4G twice as fast as 3G http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30036057

‘Revenge rape’ organiser locked up

‘Revenge rape’ organiser locked up http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-30040257

Woman jailed for funding Syria jihad

Woman jailed for funding Syria jihad http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30041625

Miliband attacks ‘vested interests’

Miliband attacks ‘vested interests’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30035157

‘Tiger on the loose’ near Paris

‘Tiger on the loose’ near Paris http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30035666

‘Door closing’ for Syrian refugees

‘Door closing’ for Syrian refugees http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30036360

Ebola drug clinical trials to start

Ebola drug clinical trials to start http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30033400

Fifa report wrong, says investigator

Fifa report wrong, says investigator http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/30037729

Andy Warhol’s Elvis sells for $82m

Andy Warhol’s Elvis sells for $82m http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30033747

‘Russian body trucks’ in Ukraine

‘Russian body trucks’ in Ukraine http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30039004

OMG, that CLOUD has a TV in it! Sony goes Over The Top in telly wars • The Register


Politicians overseeing Internet received over $8 million from major cable companies in 2014 – TechSpot


DailyTech – Microsoft is Open-Sourcing Most of .NET, Adding OS X and Linux Support