Daily Archives: December 2, 2014

Showdown coming on Ethernet standard to serve faster Wi-Fi | PCWorld


http://www.pcworld.com/article/2854692/showdown-coming-on-ethernet-standard-to-serve-faster-wifi.html

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I’m watching the latest FRANCE 24 news bulletin


I’m watching the latest FRANCE 24 news bulletin
http://f24.my/app

Mediterranean diet keeps people ‘genetically young’ – BBC News


http://m.bbc.com/news/health-30296425

Kalashnikov rifle gets makeover


Kalashnikov rifle gets makeover http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30302261

Funeral takes place of Phillip Hughes


Funeral takes place of Phillip Hughes http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/30305207

Iran ‘conducts air strikes’ in Iraq


Iran ‘conducts air strikes’ in Iraq http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30304723

The Red Violin (8/12) Movie CLIP – Our Secret (1998)


The Red Violin (8/12) Movie CLIP – Our Secret (1998) HD

Sondheim hails ‘fresh’ Assassins show


Sondheim hails ‘fresh’ Assassins show http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30289742

Curfew in Nigerian city after attack


Curfew in Nigerian city after attack http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30291038

Viewpoint: Ferguson and a new civil rights fight


Viewpoint: Ferguson and a new civil rights fight http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30284312

The children of Bhopal bear scars of gas leak


The children of Bhopal bear scars of gas leak http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-30227852

The six million left behind


The six million left behind http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30284316

Vigilantes take fight to Boko Haram


Vigilantes take fight to Boko Haram http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30291040

China to send artists for ‘rural re-education’


China to send artists for ‘rural re-education’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-china-blog-30297853

Why are blood donors asked their sexual history?


Why are blood donors asked their sexual history? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-30298984

Cycling over the Pyrenees with one leg


Cycling over the Pyrenees with one leg http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30295759

Egypt court sentences 188 to death


Egypt court sentences 188 to death http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30302258

this pressed: Michael Brown’s stepfather under investigation for allegedly trying to incite riot in Ferguson|— NBC News (@NBCNews)



Playlist Immigration  msnbc 11/20/14 President Obama announces immigration action President Obama addresses the nation to announce the details of his executive action on immigration.

Playlist Immigration msnbc 11/20/14 President Obama announces immigration action President Obama addresses the nation to announce the details of his executive action on immigration.

 

Asterix et Cleopatre – Le pouding à l’arsenic


Asterix et Cleopatre – Le pouding à l’arsenic

On the 30th anniversary of Bhopal: No one talks much about toxic Superfund sites anymore. But 49 million Americans live close to one.|National Geografic


National Geografic- Waateland - About Toxic Superfund Sites

National Geografic- Waateland – About Toxic Superfund Sites

No one talks much about toxic Superfund sites anymore. But 49 million Americans live close to one.

By Paul Voosen
Photographs by Fritz Hoffmann

For most of his adult life Jun Apostol has lived, willingly, in the shadow of a mountain of waste. An accountant who’s now retired, he planted his family in 1978 in a modest new house in Montebello, an industrial cum bedroom community just east of Los Angeles. Behind the house, in neighboring Monterey Park, sat an active landfill—but don’t worry, the developer said. Soon it would close and become a park or maybe even a golf course.

The greens never came. It turned out that the landfill, a former gravel pit that had welcomed so much ordinary trash it had filled to ground level and then kept on rising, had also accepted some 300 million gallons of liquid industrial waste—and it hadn’t been selective. Was your waste laced with arsenic, 1,4-dioxane, or mercury? No problem. The nodding pump jacks nearby, left from the oil boom, wouldn’t care. Some of the waste might have come from drilling those oil wells.

Los Angeles had buried the hazardous waste, but it was far from gone. A few years after Apostol’s development was built, his neighbors began complaining of nausea. Gas had intruded into six homes. Property values plummeted. In 1986 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency marched in and listed the landfill as a Superfund site, part of its new program to contain the nation’s hazardous waste crisis.

this pressed: The Church is about Christ – not an NGO, Pope tells Swiss bishops :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of Pentecost in St. Peter’s Basilica on June 8, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican City, Dec 2, 2014 / 03:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an address to the Swiss bishops on Monday, Pope Francis urged them maintain a lively faith, lest their country’s religious buildings become nothing more than dust-filled museums.

The Holy Father also used the opportunity to encourage the bishops to live their episcopal fatherhood; to uphold the ministerial priesthood; to engage in frank ecumenism; and to maintain the Church’s witness to the Gospel.

“Your country has a long Christian tradition,” he said in a text delivered to the bishops of Switzerland Dec. 1 at the Vatican, adding, “you have a great and beautiful responsibility to maintain a living faith in your land.”

“Without a living faith in the risen Christ, your beautiful churches and monasteries will gradually become museums; all the commendable works and institutions will lose their soul, leaving behind only empty spaces and abandoned people.”

He continued, “the mission that has been entrusted to you is to nurture your flock, proceeding in accordance with current circumstances … the People of God cannot exist without their pastors, bishops and priests; the Lord has given the Church the gift of the apostolic succession in the service of the unity of faith and its full transmission.”

Through this complete transmission, Pope Francis said, the Swiss, especially the youth, “can more easily find reasons to believe and to hope.”

via The Church is about Christ – not an NGO, Pope tells Swiss bishops :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

this pressed: Ukraine, Russia and the ceasefire that never was|By Fergal Keane BBC News, eastern Ukraine via BBC News-on Twitter


“Ukraine, Russia and the ceasefire that never was

But It Is a Teorethical Hope-via BBC

“But It Is a Theoretical Hope-via BBC”

Just a thought: “Truth: a true negative positive of a positive positive! Wouldn’t be easier to just tell the truth?” – George-B


Just a thought:  “Truth: a true negative positive of a positive positive! Wouldn’t be easier to just tell the truth?”
– George-B

TALIBAN FLEXING MUSCLE High-profile attacks ahead of US Afghan drawdown|via TheTruth.com


TALIBAN FLEXING MUSCLE High-profile attacks ahead of US Afghan drawdown

The Taliban are flexing their muscle with a series of high-profile attacks in recent weeks, showing they are far from defeated as the U.S. prepares to withdraw most of its forces from Afghanistan at year’s end.

The Taliban have staged at least 12 attacks targeting foreigners in the past three weeks, many of them inside Kabul.

Although the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Campbell, has said any talk of a Taliban resurgence is “absolutely false,” critics who have watched the Islamic State sweep over Iraq after the U.S. withdrawal are looking on nervously.

The Afghanistan attacks come as the U.S. prepares to pull out all but nearly 10,000 troops.

Retired Gen. Jack Keane, a Fox News military analyst, said the current problem in Kabul was avoidable:

“We predicted that we were going to have major problems around Kabul and to the east of Kabul to the Pakistan border with the Haqqani network,” Keane said, referencing the powerful Pakistan-based Taliban affiliate. “The president did not give us the full number of surge forces, and then over General Petraeus‘ objections, he pulled them out early.”

Aid and charity groups in the region are urging their workers to leave the country over the Christmas holidays. Even the Canadian Embassy issued an advisory to its citizens cautioning all of them to leave immediately.

via TALIBAN FLEXING MUSCLE High-profile attacks ahead of US Afghan drawdown. #TheTruth.com

Controversial DNA test halted in the US comes to UK – BBC News


http://m.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30288939

Experts Urge Quick Use of Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions – WebMD


http://www.m.webmd.com/allergies/news/20141202/experts-urge-quick-use-of-epinephrine-for-severe-allergic-reactions

How One Woman Lost Nearly 300 Pounds and Saved Her Life Video – ABC News


https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/woman-lost-300-pounds-saved-life-27302257

Welcome to Forbes


http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx_mobile.html

Sprint Escalates Wireless Price War With Half-Off Bills – WSJ


http://m.wsj.com/articles/sprint-escalates-wireless-price-war-with-half-off-bills-1417533378?mobile=y

Say Farewell to Microsoft Clip Art | News & Opinion | PCMag.com


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2473005,00.asp

Snapchat now lets users submit their own location-based photo filters


http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/02/snapchat-community-geofilters/

Haters Not Gonna Hate So Easily Anymore (At Least Not On Twitter) | Fast Company | Business + Innovation


http://m.fastcompany.com/3039290/fast-feed/haters-not-gonna-hate-so-easily-anymore-at-least-not-on-twitter

Russian economy to shrink 0.8% in 2015


http://www.skynews.com.au/business/business/europe/2014/12/03/russian-economy-to-shrink-0-8–in-2015.html

FBI Steps into L.A. Unified iPad Fiasco — THE Journal


http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/12/02/fbi-steps-into-l.a.-unified-ipad-fiasco.aspx?m=1

FBI Steps into L.A. Unified iPad Fiasco — THE Journal


http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/12/02/fbi-steps-into-l.a.-unified-ipad-fiasco.aspx?m=1

Republican strategy to counter Obama immigration moves emerging – The Washington Post


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/12/02/republicans-meeting-on-strategy-to-counter-obama-immigration-moves/?tid=pm_politics_pop

Likely Pentagon nominee earned stripes quiet way – The Washington Post


http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/whitehouse/obama-faces-shrinking-pool-of-pentagon-contenders/2014/12/01/9d39da40-79bd-11e4-8241-8cc0a3670239_story.html

Despite Obama promises, Ferguson protesters say more change needed


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0JG27720141202?irpc=932

Russian sex education ‘ruled out’


Russian sex education ‘ruled out’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-30293808

Colombia’s kidnap general resigns


Colombia’s kidnap general resigns http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30281654

Israel’s PM seeks early election


Israel’s PM seeks early election http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30296209

Practicing for my Salle Pleyel recital…and a fashion lesson Valentina Lisitsa


Practicing for my Salle Pleyel recital…and a fashion lesson 🙂 Valentina Lisitsa

The Root Stops Here | National Geographic (watch this 44 min. video at Euzicasa or You Tube)


The Root Stops Here

To a Billionth of a Meter: Go Inside a Telescope Mirror Factory |National Geographic


To a Billionth of a Meter: Go Inside a Telescope Mirror Factory

Double Dipping (dig-mouth-dig 2X)”| National Geographic (An experiment forces people to think about what they’re doing when they dip a chip)


Double Dipping

CROWD CONTROL AIRS MONDAYS at 9P.


Crowd Control: Rule Your World: Travel Tricks

this pressed: Leak at Federal Reserve Revealed Confidential Bond-Buying Details|ProPublica


Excerpts: “Update, Dec. 1, 5:55 p.m.: The Federal Reserve Board declined to respond to detailed questions about this article. The Inspector General also declined to comment. Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke referred all questions to the Federal Reserve. Medley Global Advisors did not respond to requests for comment.

The Federal Reserve sprung a previously unreported leak in October 2012, when potentially market-moving information about highly confidential monetary deliberations made its way into a financial analyst‘s private newsletter.

The leak occurred the day before the scheduled public release of meeting minutes that shed new light on the Fed’s decision to embark on a third round of bond buying to boost the economy, ProPublica has learned.

The newsletter revealed what the minutes would say the next day as well as fresh details about the Fed’s internal plans and deliberations – information that could have provided traders with an edge.”   |ProPublica

Leak at Federal Reserve Revealed Confidential Bond-Buying Details

Saint of the Day for Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014: St. Bibiana


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St. Bibiana

St. Bibiana, Virgin and Martyr (Feast day – December 2nd) Other than the name, nothing is known for certain about this saint. However, we have the following account from a later tradition. In the … continue reading

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