Daily Archives: December 7, 2014

The Guardian: Pakistani Taliban hit by surge of counter-terror operations

The Guardian: Pakistani Taliban hit by surge of counter-terror operations. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw8ZrWyx8

PBS: Poll: Should small investors be allowed to fund startup businesses?

PBS: Poll: Should small investors be allowed to fund startup businesses? http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwrtL05xo

House Intelligence Chairman Rogers: Report will spur attacks | Fox News


Bush and C.I.A. Ex-Officials Rebut Torture Report – NYTimes.com


The week in 35 photos

The week in 35 photos

From NPR News

A Pop-Up Cafe Caters To Hikers Along The Pacific Crest Trail http://n.pr/1FUvjOZ

Fight against anti-Semitism a ‘national cause’, France says


Thirteen killed in failed U.S. hostage rescue bid in Yemen


Ebola Test In Seattle, Officials Say Risk Low « CBS Seattle




Police officers injured, businesses vandalized as protests in Berkeley turn violent – The Washington Post


US ‘repatriates Taliban chief’

US ‘repatriates Taliban chief’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30368500

Masked protesters smash windows in California

Masked protesters smash windows in California

PBS: A distant dream? Crowdfunding still beyond reach for many entrepreneurs

PBS: A distant dream? Crowdfunding still beyond reach for many entrepreneurs. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw8JG11B8

The Daily Beast: How Congress Can Fix the Justice System

The Daily Beast: How Congress Can Fix the Justice System. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwoIfH1B8

Barbirolli – Arensky: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky,: great compositions/performances


Barbirolli – Arensky: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky (improved sound)

Gabriel Faure : Dolly Suite Op 5,: make music part of your life series

Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 7th, 2014 St. Maria Giuseppe Rossello

Image of St. Maria Giuseppe Rossello

St. Maria Giuseppe Rossello

Foundress of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy. She was born at Albisola Marina, Liguria, Italy, in 1811, and was baptized Benedetta. At sixteen she became a Franciscan tertiary, and in 1837, she … continue reading

More Saints of the Day

todayd’s holiday: Burning the Devil

Burning the Devil

La Quema del Diablo takes place in Guatemala. Men dressed as devils chase children through the streets from the start of Advent until December 7, the eve of the Immaculate Conception. On this day, trash fires are lit in the streets of Guatemala City and other towns, and the devils’ reign of terror comes to an end. More… Discuss

Market and fireworks, Chichicastenango

quotation: “A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use,…”

A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Discuss

today’s birthday: Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598)

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598)

Bernini, a 17th-century artist and architect, was a leading figure in the development of the Italian baroque style. Among his best-known sculptures, which often combine white and colored marble with bronze and stucco, are the Cornaro Chapel‘s Ecstasy of St. Teresa and the David displayed at the Borghese Gallery. Bernini also designed the magnificent baldachin, or canopy, inside St. Peter’s Basilica. Bernini’s designs for the façade of what famed museum were rejected? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor (1941)

Pearl Harbor – Dec. 7, 1941 – The only color film of the attack

The Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor (1941)

The surprise aerial attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii, destroyed 188 aircraft and several American naval vessels, killed more than 2,300 American military personnel, and wounded more than 1,100. The following day, the US declared war on Japan, entering World War II. Pearl Harbor is now a national historic landmark, and a memorial has been built over the sunken hull of the USS Arizona. How many Japanese planes attacked the American fleet that fateful day? More… Discuss

Top 10 French Songs Of All Time

Top 10 French Songs Of All Time

The Champs-Élysées

The Champs-Élysées

This avenue in Paris, France, leads from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. It is divided in two by the Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées. The lower part, toward the Place de la Concorde, is surrounded by gardens, museums, theaters, and restaurants. The upper part, toward the Arc de Triomphe, was traditionally a luxury commercial district. Twelve avenues radiate to form a star at the avenue’s upper end, with the Arc de Triomphe at its center. To what does the avenue’s name refer? More… Discuss

Joe Dassin Champs Elysées Lyrics

Les Champs-Élysées Video:

Paroles de Les Champs-Élysées Je m’baladais sur l’avenue
Le coeur ouvert à l’inconnu
J’avais envie de dire bonjour
À n’importe qui
N’importe qui ce fut toi
Je t’ai dit n’importe quoi
Il suffisait de te parler
Pour t’apprivoiser

Aux Champs-Élysées
Aux Champs-Élysées
Au soleil, sous la pluie
À midi ou à minuit
Il y a tout ce que vous voulez
Aux Champs-Élysées

Tu m’as dit “J’ai rendez-vous
Dans un sous-sol avec des fous
Qui vivent la guitare à la main
Du soir au matin”
Alors je t’ai accompagnée
On a chanté, on a dansé
Et l’on n’a même pas pensé
À s’embrasser

Aux Champs-Élysées
Aux Champs-Élysées
Au soleil, sous la pluie
À midi ou à minuit
Il y a tout ce que vous voulez
Aux Champs-Élysées

Hier soir deux inconnus
Et ce matin sur l’avenue
Deux amoureux tout étourdis
Par la longue nuit
Et de l’Étoile à la Concorde
Un orchestre à mille cordes
Tous les oiseaux du point du jour
Chantent l’amour

Aux Champs-Élysées
Aux Champs-Élysées
Au soleil, sous la pluie
À midi ou à minuit
Il y a tout ce que vous voulez
Aux Champs-Élysées

[ Ces sont Les Champs-Élysées Paroles sur http://www.parolesmania.com/ ]

word: pedestrian


Definition: (adjective) Lacking in vitality, imagination, or distinction.
Synonyms: prosaic
Usage: His style is so pedestrian that the book is really boring. Discuss.

Annual Festival of Lights electrifies French city of Lyon http://f24.my/1Bo7QYv

Annual Festival of Lights electrifies French city of Lyon


Translational and Correlative Studies Laboratory – Media


this pressed for hope: Immune system reboot takes center stage | MLive.com


Mlive.com file| photoSue Schroder

First, a word about what we have and who we are from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org and the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Statistics Review:

Leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are types of cancer that can affect the bone marrow, the blood cells, the lymph nodes and other parts of the lymphatic system. Each is likely a result of changes to the DNA of a single stem cell.

By the numbers:

* Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are expected to account for 9.4 percent of the estimated 1.6-plus million new cancer cases diagnosed in the U.S. this year;

An estimated 1.3 million in the U.S. are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma.

The immune system is at the center of one area of change.

A major reason blood cancers develop is a failure of the immune system to recognize malignant cells, Brinker said.

He talked about a study of Chimeric Antigen Receptor technology (CAR), at the University of Pennsylvania:

“B-cells are the bad cells in B-lymphocyte leukemias and lymphomas, which are the majority of non-Hodgkin lymphomas and lymphocytic leukemias.

“T-cells are like the military police, they regulate the B-cells.” In some lymphomas and leukemia, malfunctioning T-cells are the evildoers.

“We can put a virus into T-cells in a Petri dish and get them supercharged to specifically fight B-lymphocytes.

“The T-cells are then stimulated to reproduce,” and an army of killer T-cells is re-introduced into the body to destroy the cancer and stick around to take out new threats.

Via Immune system reboot takes center stage | MLive.com


Immune system reboot takes center stage | MLive.com


Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise


Merkel condemns Russia ‘interfering’

Merkel condemns Russia ‘interfering’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30366947

US frees six Guantanamo detainees

US frees six Guantanamo detainees http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30367734