Daily Archives: December 6, 2014

this pressed: #Hagupit in tweets and pictures – timeline of a typhoon— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld)


this pressed: Austin cop’s sure shot from 312 feet stopped crazed gunman


Austin cop's sure shot from 312 feet stopped crazed gunman

Austin cop’s sure shot from 312 feet stopped crazed gunman

Austin Police Sgt. Adam Johnson fired one shot from his Smith & Wesson M&P .40 pistol and hit Larry McQuilliams square in the chest last month, stopping the gunman’s downtown shooting rampage. (YouTube)

Holding the reins of two horses with one hand, Austin Police Sgt. Adam Johnson raised his service pistol and fired a bullseye into the target some 312 feet away.

Down went Larry McQuilliams, and so ended his rampage through the streets of the Texas capital, where he’d fired more than 100 rounds from his AK-47 and .22-caliber rifles at buildings. The shot, from Johnson’s Smith & Wesson M&P .40 pistol, hit McQuilliams square in the chest and made the 15-year-veteran the toast of gun enthusiasts around the country.

“At a minimum, it was extraordinary shot,” said Army Maj. John Plaster, a retired Special Forces operator, long-range shooting expert and author of “The Ultimate Sniper: An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers.”

via Austin cop’s sure shot from 312 feet stopped crazed gunman.

Pater Noster- St. Pope John Paul II-1982: a prayer, a monastery, a way of life, a civilization


https://www.youtube.com/span/span/bspan%20style=color:#0000ff;em/watch?v=PyWBaIEkZ7w

Pater Noster (St. Pope John Paul II – 1982)

Pater Noster- Latin-l

Pater Noster- Latin-l

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Lord's Prayer

US fast food worker protests expand to 190 cities


http://www.punchng.com/business/us-fast-food-worker-protests-expand-to-190-cities/

Hollywood Demonstrators Stage Die-In To Protest Police Brutality Nationwide « CBS Los Angeles


http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/12/06/protesters-gather-in-hollywood-for-anti-police-brutality-march/

Antivirus software powerless against Sony hackers


http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/12/06/sony-attack-new-era-nuclear-option/19963063/

Breastfeed protest outside Claridge’s


Breastfeed protest outside Claridge’s http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-30359606

Breastfeed protest outside Claridge’s


Breastfeed protest outside Claridge’s http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-30359606

Trafficking victims ‘sold a dream’


Trafficking victims ‘sold a dream’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30363323

‘Build character’, schools told


‘Build character’, schools told http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30345282

Kiesza: From elite sniper to chart topper


Kiesza: From elite sniper to chart topper http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30327574

Israel and the Palestinians: A conflict viewed through olives


Israel and the Palestinians: A conflict viewed through olives http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30290052

Funeral for NYC man shot by police


Funeral for NYC man shot by police http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30364230

Typhoon sweeps across Philippines


Typhoon sweeps across Philippines http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30365721

Analysis: What’s behind the UK’s ‘return’ to the Middle East? http://f24.my/1Bo3ctF


Analysis: What’s behind the UK’s ‘return’ to the Middle East?

http://f24.my/1Bo3ctF

Life in the rubble of Kobani


Life in the rubble of Kobani
http://www.cnn.com//2014/12/04/world/meast/syria-kobani-civilians/index.html

Garner’s mother encourages protesters


Garner’s mother encourages protesters
http://www.cnn.com//2014/12/06/justice/new-york-grand-jury-chokehold/index.html

Typhoon Hagupit hits Philippines


Typhoon Hagupit hits Philippines
http://www.cnn.com//2014/12/06/world/asia/philippines-typhoon-hagupit-ruby/index.html

The Jewish festival in a town without Jews


The Jewish festival in a town without Jews http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30214204

Has modern art exhausted its power to shock?


Has modern art exhausted its power to shock? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30343083

Funeral for NYC man shot by police


Funeral for NYC man shot by police http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30364230

Putin ‘has hope’ for Ukraine truce


Putin ‘has hope’ for Ukraine truce http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30365714

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News of the Day From Across the Nation, Dec. 7 – SFGate


http://m.sfgate.com/nation/article/News-of-the-Day-From-Across-the-Nation-Dec-7-5940227.php

Addition of Amgen drug boosts benefits in relapsed myeloma: study


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0JK0MO20141206?irpc=932

Merck immunotherapy drug shows promise against lymphoma -study


http://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/idINKBN0JK0P320141206?irpc=932

Merck immunotherapy drug shows promise against lymphoma -study


http://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/idINKBN0JK0P320141206?irpc=932

MISSOSOLOGY The Science of Beauty|GODESSES OF MUSIC


Godesses of Music – ANGELA GHEORGHIU

Godesses of Music - ANGELA GHEORGHIU  (ACCESS THE ARTICLE WHEN CLICKING HERE)

Godesses of Music – ANGELA GHEORGHIU (ACCESS THE ARTICLE WHEN CLICKING HERE)

Vietnam writer ‘arrested over blog’


Vietnam writer ‘arrested over blog’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30360665

Egypt death sentences for Sinai raid


Egypt death sentences for Sinai raid http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30361978

Sviatoslav Richter plays Rachmaninoff Concerto No.1, Op. 1: great compositions/performances


Sviatoslav Richter plays Rachmaninov Concerto No.1, Op.1

Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op.92, Karajan | Berliner Philharmoniker, : great compositions/performances


Beethoven Symphony n. 7| Karajan | Berliner Philharmoniker

Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé, Suite n°2 (Seiji Ozawa),: GREAT COMPOSITIONS/PERFORMANCES


Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé, Suite n°2 (Seiji Ozawa)

today’s holiday: Chester Greenwood Day


Chester Greenwood Day

Chester Greenwood (1858-1937) made his first pair of “ear protectors” when he was 15 years old. He was granted a patent in 1877 and established an entirely new industry in his hometown of Farmington, Maine, where he continued to refine the design and manufacture of what we now know as earmuffs. Farmington residents celebrate Chester Greenwood Day on the first Saturday in December (Greenwood was born on December 4) with a parade, flag-raising ceremony, and a foot race. Everyone is encouraged to wear earmuffs for the festivities, including pets. More… Discuss

quotation: When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. Oscar Wilde


When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

today’s birthday: Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805)


Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805)

Considered the father of modern conjuring, Houdin was a French magician after whom Harry Houdini named himself. Trained as a watchmaker, he was mechanically savvy and used this to his advantage in his act, employing mechanical devices and the newly discovered phenomenon of electromagnetism to create his illusions. Unlike magicians who relied on supernatural explanations for their feats, he openly attributed his magic to natural means. Why did the French government send him to Algeria in 1856? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: 13th Amendment to US Constitution is Ratified (1865)


13th Amendment to US Constitution is Ratified (1865)

The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution completed the process of abolishing slavery, which had begun with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Between February 1 and December 6 of 1865, the required three-fourths of the existing states—then 27 of 36—ratified the proposed amendment, making it law. Slavery offenses were still being prosecuted as recently as 1947. Which of the states that initially rejected the amendment finally ratified it in 2013, 147 years after it was adopted? More… Discuss

An iPhone that Always Lands on Its Feet?


An iPhone that Always Lands on Its Feet?

Future generations of iPhones might have cat-like reflexes—and fewer cracked screens—thanks to a newly patented system by Apple that would allow the devices to land harmlessly when dropped. The proposed technology would employ the iPhone’s GPS, gyroscope, and accelerometer to detect the speed and angle at which it is falling and then reorient the device to land on its back or side, rather than on its screen. Apple is not alone in developing protection methods for smartphone accidents. In 2012, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos patented a system of tiny airbags that would deploy from a dropped phone. More… Discuss

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Human civilization: Arts and Crafts: Basket Weaving


Basket Weaving Basketry is the ancient art of weaving flexible materials to form vessels or other objects. Baskets used for storing grain in 4000 or 5000 BCE have been excavated in Egypt, and the tombs of Etruria have yielded ancient … Continue reading

word: prevaricate


prevaricate 

Definition: (verb) To stray from or evade the truth; equivocate.
Synonyms: beat around the bush, palter, tergiversate
Usage: At the press conference, the politician continued to prevaricate on the issue rather than provide a direct answer. Discuss.

Mexico City police chief resigns


Mexico City police chief resigns http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30357772

Seals filmed at night for first time


Seals filmed at night for first time http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-30310463

Male MP’s outburst at woman prompts Twitter outcry


Male MP’s outburst at woman prompts Twitter outcry http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-30344889

10 things we didn’t know last week


10 things we didn’t know last week http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-30343605

The diplomat’s portable handbook (wheelbarrow required)


The diplomat’s portable handbook (wheelbarrow required) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-30344377

The diplomat’s portable handbook (wheelbarrow required)


The diplomat’s portable handbook (wheelbarrow required) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-30344377

UK chipmaker reveals Raspberry Pi rival


UK chipmaker reveals Raspberry Pi rival http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30328080

US hostage killed in rescue bid


US hostage killed in rescue bid http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30358665

Grand jury to consider NYC shooting


Grand jury to consider NYC shooting http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30356534

Swiss hostage flees in Philippines


Swiss hostage flees in Philippines http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30358073