Daily Archives: December 25, 2014

A must read FINALLY here: The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (Full Audiobook)


From LIFE: The greatest unsolved Mysteries of all time: How, When and Where Did Ambrose Bierce Die-Story and photo


from LIFE: The greatest unsolved Misteries of all time:  How, When and Where Did Ambrose Bierce Die-Story and photo

From LIFE: The greatest unsolved Mysteries of all time: How, When and Where Did Ambrose Bierce Die-Story and photo

 

 

From CNN: Poll: Racial divide on police, justice system


Poll: Racial divide on police, justice system
http://www.cnn.com//2014/12/22/politics/cnn-poll-racial-divide-justice/index.html

From CNN: Remembering a Sri Lanka town wiped away


Remembering a Sri Lanka town wiped away
http://www.cnn.com//2014/12/24/world/asia/remembering-sri-lanka-tsunami/index.html

From the BBC: ANigeria girl tells of suicide attack


Nigeria girl tells of suicide attack http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30601639

Outbrain recommends, but who’s listening? euzicasa does!


Outbrain recommend- but who's listening? euzicasa does! Check this and many other unique videos at the BBC

Outbrain recommends but who’s listening? euzicasa does! Check this and many other unique videos at the BBC This one too should open in a new window!

 

Inside secret vault holding long-lost art treasures

26 March 2014 Last updated at 20:32 GMT

Cornelius Gurlitt is a reclusive man, but he was recently found to be holding one of the world’s biggest private art collections – close to 1,500 pieces that he had stored at his homes in Munich and Salzburg.

It is though much of it came from his father, a dealer licensed by the Nazis to buy and sell art, and may have been stolen from Jewish families.

The works, by artist such as Picasso, Renoir, Monet, are now being held in secure warehouses and vaults by restorers and experts trying to trace their history.

The BBC’s Stephen Evans was granted exclusive access to look at some of the long-lost masterpieces which had been kept hidden for decades.

From the BBC: Life choices ‘behind many cancers’


Life choices ‘behind more than four in 10 cancers’

unhealthy habits

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More than four in 10 cancers – 600,000 in the UK alone – could be prevented if people led healthier lives, say experts.

Latest figures from Cancer Research UK show smoking is the biggest avoidable risk factor, followed by unhealthy diets.

The charity is urging people to consider their health when making New Year resolutions.

Life choices ‘behind many cancers’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30589712

National Geographic 2014 Hybrid Giant Pythons found in Florida – Best Travel Check out Monster Quest!


National Geographic 2014 Hybrid Giant Pythons found in Florida – Best Travel

National Geographic Channel: (go there!)


National Geographic

National Geographic (go there!)

Broadchurch Season 2 – January 11th, 10e/p on Showcase


Broadchurch Season 2 – January 11th, 10e/p on Showcase

The hit mystery drama series, set in a Dorset coastal town, returns. Starring David Tennant as DI Alec Hardy and Olivia Colman as DS Ellie Miller. Also starring, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Eve Myles.

intriguingly So: Continuum Season 3 Opportunity to know a different reality…alternate, but weaved within this reality!


Continuum season 3 (click to access)

Continuum season 3 (click to access)

RIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014 4:37 PM

Continuum Episodes – Now With Enhanced Video!

Can’t get enough Continuum? Well, get ready to watch Season 3 like you’ve never seen it before—with our all-new Enhanced Video experience! Watch interactive full episodes featuring original bonus webisodes, extended scenes, and behind-the-scenes content that you won’t find anywhere else, all fully immersed inside full episodes of Continuum, Season 3.

Bonus content appears on-screen at key moments in each episode—all designed to take you deeper into the world of the show. Behind-the-scenes pop-up commentary is indicated by the grey dots that appear along the episode progress bar, while the orange dots indicate original video content. To view the videos, click on the pop-up text when it appears on-screen. The episode you are watching will pause, and resume once the bonus clip has concluded.As always, if you want to watch the episode without bonus content, you can toggle the red caption icon located next to the closed caption button.
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Now go back and rewatch episodes 1-5! And please (as always) feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments.

http://www.showcase.ca/video#continuum/video

Pope Francis And His Gift For Blending The Spiritual And The Political : Parallels : NPR


In the United States, which Francis visits in September, the Pew survey shows he has a 78 percent favorable rating.

But John Allen, the veteran Vatican analyst for The Boston Globe, says the first pope from the global south has irritated some conservative Americans by criticizing laissez-faire capitalism and the ills of globalization.

“In his bones, the defense of immigrants is a hugely important issue, immigration is a divisive political question in the United States,” Allen says. “He is deeply suspicious of free market global capitalism. (The U.S. is) the mother ship of free market global capitalism, so there is some resistance there.”

There is also resistance within the Catholic Church, and Vatican analyst Politi fears what he calls the strategy of the swamp.

“A lot of people in the church hierarchy let him speak, applaud and do nothing,” he says.

A pope alone, says Politi, cannot change an institution with 1.2 billion members.

“For a pope to change the church, you need an engaged laity, you need engaged theologians, really engaged pro-reform bishops,” he says.

via Pope Francis And His Gift For Blending The Spiritual And The Political : Parallels : NPR.

China censors news on Sony hack


China censors news on Sony hack
http://www.cnn.com//2014/12/24/world/asia/china-north-korea-hack/index.html

Frpm CNN: ISIS governor of Mosul killed in airstrikes


ISIS governor of Mosul killed in airstrikes
http://www.cnn.com//2014/12/25/world/meast/isis-mosul/index.html

From France 24: As world honours the dead, indonesia begins tsunami memorials


As world honours the dead, indonesia begins tsunami memorials

http://f24.my/142raNt

From France 24: PlayStation, Xbox service in US goes down on Christmas


PlayStation, Xbox service in US goes down on Christmas

http://f24.my/13I1dBW

From NPR News: ‘Voices Within The Music’: A Brief History Of Guitar Effects


‘Voices Within The Music’: A Brief History Of Guitar Effects http://n.pr/1vJlgWT

From NPR News: Hear The First New D’Angelo Album In 15 Years


Hear The First New D’Angelo Album In 15 Years http://n.pr/1zo9yFW

From NPR News: 2015 Rock Hall Of Fame Class Includes Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Green Day


2015 Rock Hall Of Fame Class Includes Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Green Day http://n.pr/1GpFFse

From NPR News: Listen To ‘The Eye,’ A New Song By Brandi Carlile


Listen To ‘The Eye,’ A New Song By Brandi Carlile http://n.pr/1GpGBwN

From NPR News: Top 10 Top 40 For 2014


Top 10 Top 40 For 2014 http://n.pr/1zFQGCu

From NPR News: Ebola Survivor: “You Feel Like … Maybe … A Ghost”


Ebola Survivor: “You Feel Like … Maybe … A Ghost” http://n.pr/1HvYVTm

From NPR News: Why Bury Fig Trees? A Curious Tradition Preserves A Taste Of Italy


Why Bury Fig Trees? A Curious Tradition Preserves A Taste Of Italy http://n.pr/1ACbCtk

From NPR News: After 522 Years, Spain Seeks To Make Amends For Expulsion Of Jews


After 522 Years, Spain Seeks To Make Amends For Expulsion Of Jews http://n.pr/1zEJ3wi

From NPR News: What Would Jesus Drink? A Class Exploring Ancient Wines Asks


What Would Jesus Drink? A Class Exploring Ancient Wines Asks http://n.pr/1wiecRs

Adoration of the Magi. @BLMedieval Egerton 2125 f. 182v — Melibeus (@melibeus1): trei crai de la rasarit


Grupul psaltic Tronos-Trei crai de la rasarit.

Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Fili...

Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Adoration of the Magi, tapestry, wool and ...

The Adoration of the Magi, tapestry, wool and silk on cotton warp, 101 1/8 x 151 1/4 inches (258 x 384 cm.), Manchester Metropolitan University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Adoration of the Magi (circa 1305) by Giot...

The Adoration of the Magi (circa 1305) by Giotto, purportedly depicting Halley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Adoration of the Magi

The Adoration of the Magi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

new at euzicasa: widget – movie sound.org access here and whenever you’d like from the sidebar! (should open in a new window! While there check out the many widgets I created and archived for your easy access!)


new at euzicasa: widget – movie sound.org access here and whenever you’d like from the sidebar! (should open in a new window! While there check out the many widgets I created and archived for your easy access!)

Movie Sounds org

Movie Sounds org

Mystery: What happened to the Lost Dauphin – Life Greatest Unsolved Mysteries


What happened to the Lost Dauphin - Life greatest Unsolved Misteries

What happened to the Lost Dauphin – Life greatest Unsolved Mysteries

Man in the Iron Mask National Geographic Channel

From France 24: French gossip weekly fined for ‘outing’ far-right politician


French gossip weekly fined for ‘outing’ far-right politician

http://f24.my/1sYUycQ

From France 24: Tiny village outshines Champs-Elysées with Christmas display


Tiny village outshines Champs-Elysées with Christmas display

http://f24.my/1xMzTj5

From France 24: Turkey, Iraq pledge more military cooperation in fight against IS group


Turkey, Iraq pledge more military cooperation in fight against IS group

http://f24.my/1wKA25i

From the BBC: Hack threat comedy released in US


Hack threat comedy released in US http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30599836

From the BBC: Mosque set on fire in Sweden


Mosque set on fire in Sweden http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30602252

FROM The BBC: Saudi women drivers in terror trial


Saudi women drivers in terror trial http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30602155

From CNN: Lauder: When Christmas was against the law


Lauder: When Christmas was against the law
http://www.cnn.com//2014/12/24/opinion/lauder-when-christmas-was-against-law/index.html

From the BBC: Pope condemns religious persecution


Pope condemns religious persecution http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30601662

Hong Kong police arrest 12 pro-democracy protesters – The Times of India on Mobile


http://m.timesofindia.com/world/china/Hong-Kong-police-arrest-12-pro-democracy-protesters/articleshow/45638503.cms

Radio free Europe: np new year…..


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” Pastorales de Noël ” La vierge et l’enfant d’André JOLIVET Par Elles Trio: make music part of your life series -_- Happy Christmas from EUZICASA


” Pastorales de Noël ” La vierge et l’enfant d’André JOLIVET

Handel: Messiah, For unto us a child is born ( Mormon Tabernacle Choir ): great compositions/performances: Happy Christmas To You All from EUZICASA


Handel: Messiah, For unto us a child is born ( Mormon Tabernacle Choir )

History of Christmas: try this link – there is a video there!


Jesus is born

History of Christmas:  try this link!

History of Christmas

History of Christmas

 

Colinde de Craciun -Madrigal Bucharest choir – Three kings – Romanian Carol: great compositions/performances


Colinde de Craciun -Madrigal Bucharest choir – Three kings – Romanian Carol

J.S. Bach: MAGNIFICAT – D-Dur BWV 243 (1723,1730) Monteverdi Chor: great compositions/performances


J.S. Bach: MAGNIFICAT [complete version]

Monteverdi “Deus in adjutorium” (Vespers of 1610): make music part of your life series


Monteverdi “Deus in adjutorium” (Vespers of 1610)


Madrigal – Mos Craciun cu plete dalbe & Buna dimineata la Mos Ajun

today’s holiday: Cali Fair (2014)


Cali Fair (2014)

The rich cultural identity of Santiago de Cali, Colombia, has been celebrated each year since 1957 at the Cali Fair. A major event that draws thousands of local residents and tourists from around the world, the Fair opens with the cabalgata, an elaborate cavalcade of riders mounted on fine horses. There are numerous artisans selling their crafts, street performers, and other forms of entertainment, and a salsa marathon is one of many dance events held each year. It is said that during Fair time, Cali is the home of the best salsa dancing in the world. More… Discuss

Saint of the Day for Thursday, December 25th, 2014: Image of St. Eugenia


Image of St. Eugenia

St. Eugenia

There definitely was a Roman martyr named Eugenia but the rest of her story is a romantic fictitious legend. According to it she was the daughter of Duke Philip of Alexandria, governor of Egypt … continue reading

More Saints of the Day

history of Christmas (a popular holiday for Christians all over the entire Earth!)


History of Christmas

History of Christmas (click to uncover a wealth of media)

today’s birthday: Jesus (c. 4 BCE)


Jesus (c. 4 BCE)

The primary sources for the life and teachings of Jesus—the central figure of Christianity—are the Gospels, but references to his life also appear in the works of non-Christian writers of antiquity, including Tacitus, Suetonius, Pliny the Younger, and Josephus. Most scholars agree that Jesus was born just before the death of King Herod the Great in 4 BCE. The earliest extant reference to December 25 as Jesus’ birthday is in the Philocalian Calendar of Rome in 336 CE. What was Jesus’ surname? More… Discuss

quotation: I shall not die of a cold … I shall die of having lived. Willa Cather


I shall not die of a cold … I shall die of having lived.

Willa Cather (1873-1947) Discuss