Daily Archives: December 30, 2014

Perla Batalla & Julie Christensen – Anthem “you can add up the parts, you won’t have the sum”

Perla Batalla & Julie Christensen – Anthem


Minecraft Xbox One – HAY BALES – Tutorial ( How to Raise Horses on Minecraft PS4, PS3, XB1 )

Do you remember this tune? LOBO- ” ME AND YOU AND A DOG NAMED BOO”


From NPR News: Rep. Scalise: Speech At White Supremacist Gathering ‘A Mistake I Regret’

Rep. Scalise: Speech At White Supremacist Gathering ‘A Mistake I Regret’ http://n.pr/1HZp7WM




From BBC: British thank Japan grave family

British thank Japan grave family http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-30632932

From BBC: Knighthood for ‘father of Viagra’

Knighthood for ‘father of Viagra’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30632539

From BBC: Wind-up radio inventor honoured

Wind-up radio inventor honoured http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30634138

FromaBBC: Palestinian UN resolution fails

Palestinian UN resolution fails http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30639764

From: Palestinian UN resolution fails

Palestinian UN resolution fails http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30639764

From: AirAsia crash recovery intensifies

AirAsia crash recovery intensifies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30639206

From: What is Ebola and why does it kill?

What is Ebola and why does it kill?

From BBV: New York City arrests drop by 66%

New York City arrests drop by 66% http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30636322








Gardenias I think



Ingredients for chicken rotisserie



Cartofi rantaliti cu chiperci si susan


How did Edgar Alllan Poe Die? (greatest unsolved mysteries)

How did Edgar Alllan Poe Die? (greatest unsolved mysteries)

How did Edgar Alllan Poe Die? (greatest unsolved mysteries)


How did Edgar Allan Poe really die?

Was Napoleon Murdered?

Was Napoleon Murdered?

Was Napoleon Murdered?


It is hard to believe that the British doctors conspired to eliminate Napoleon from life, as it was Britain’s position to keep him alive as long as possible because they didn’t want to be accused of murdering and making a martyr of him.  [The British doctors even recorded on paper the amount of calomel given to Napoleon a strange way to cover up a murder. . . or was it just a medical foul-up? .Probably so!]

I’m sure that this is a disappointment to those of you who are romantics like myself, who would prefer a mysterious enigma to accurate history!

Now that all of the above, relating to an arsenic count found in Napoleon’s hair, has been made ‘much ado about hardly nothing,’ where does that leave us?  After all, no one is implying that he was ‘murdered’ by arsenic it only made him miserable and ill.

If you want to create your own conspiracy theory, then Montholon gave Napoleon the drink of orgeat for his thirst, and Dr. Arnott gave Napoleon a large dose of calomel to purge him.  If that was the case, why did Montholon wait all those years to complete his poisoning mission, when in fact it was done in one combined shot, and it was even recorded with the exact amount of purgative administered for the world to see?  A ‘bungle up?’  It was more than likely!

From NPR News: Here’s Why Obama Said The U.S. Is ‘Less Racially Divided’

Here’s Why Obama Said The U.S. Is ‘Less Racially Divided’ http://n.pr/1zPn2uP

From NPR News: Searchers Retrieve Six Bodies From Indonesian Waters

Searchers Retrieve Six Bodies From Indonesian Waters http://n.pr/13GyrBn

From BBC: The dump that holds the secrets of the disappeared

The dump that holds the secrets of the disappeared http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30573931

From BBC: Nazi commando turned Irish farmer

Nazi commando turned Irish farmer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-30571335

From BBC: Venezuela denies ice-cream crisis

Venezuela denies ice-cream crisis http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30631853

From BBC: ‘Migrant ship’ in distress off Corfu

‘Migrant ship’ in distress off Corfu http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30635871

From BBC: Sony hackers ‘shared’ stolen logins

Sony hackers ‘shared’ stolen logins http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30632711

From BBC: Actress Luise Rainer dies aged 104

Actress Luise Rainer dies aged 104 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30631088

From BBC: Iraqi forces ‘oust IS from Dhuluiya’

Iraqi forces ‘oust IS from Dhuluiya’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30632134

From BBC: Heavy shooting in Gambian capital

Heavy shooting in Gambian capital http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30632515

From BBC: First Ebola case linked to bat play

First Ebola case linked to bat play http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30632453

From France 24: Palestinians push to submit UN draft resolution

Palestinians push to submit UN draft resolution


‘Human chain’ surrounds Skopje mall

‘Human chain’ surrounds Skopje mall http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-30624693

From BBC: ‘Six bodies’ found in AirAsia search

‘Six bodies’ found in AirAsia search http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30630330

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

Today in History
December 30

1460   The Duke of York is defeated and killed by Lancastrians at the Battle of Wakefield.
1803   The United States takes possession of the Louisiana area from France at New Orleans with a simple ceremony, the simultaneous lowering and raising of the national flags.
1861   Banks in the United States suspend the practice of redeeming paper money for metal currency, a practice that would continue until 1879.
1862   The draft of the Emancipation Proclamation is finished and circulated among President Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet for comment.
1905   Governor Frank Steunenberg of Idaho is killed by an assassin’s bomb.
1922   Soviet Russia is renamed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
1932   The Soviet Union bars food handouts for housewives under 36 years of age. They must now work to eat.
1947   Romania’s King Michael is forced to abdicate by Soviet-backed Communists. Communists now control all of Eastern Europe.
1965   Ferdinand E. Marcos is sworn in as the Philippine Republic’s sixth president.
1972   After two weeks of heavy bombing raids on North Vietnam, President Nixon halts the air offensive and agrees to resume peace negotiations with Hanoi representative Le Duc Tho.
1976   Governor Carey of New York pardons seven inmates, closing the book on the Attica uprising.
2006   Saddam Hussein, former Iraq dictator, is executed by hanging for crimes committed against his own people during his rule.
Born on December 30
1865   Rudyard Kipling, British author (Jungle Book, Soldiers Three).
1867   Simon Guggenheim, philanthropist and U.S. senator for Colorado.
1884   Tojo Hideki, Japanese Prime Minister during World War II.
1928   Bo Diddley, blues composer and singer.
1935   Sandy Koufax, Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher with the L.A. Dodgers.

– See more at: http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history#sthash.21paDIlW.dpuf

Saint of the Day for Tuesday, December 30th, 2014: St. Anysia

Image of St. Anysia

St. Anysia

Martyr of Greece. She was a wealthy woman of Salonika, in Thessaly, who used her personal funds to aid the poor. A soldier accosted her in the street and tried to drag her to a pagan sacrifice. … continue reading

More Saints of the Day

Civil War Photography
Alexander Gardner probably took this chilling photograph of Confederate dead awaiting burial on September 19, 1862. It and several others shot immediately after the Battle of Antietam show the first dead soldiers ever captured on film.

Image: Library of Congress

– See more at: http://www.historynet.com/picture-of-the-day#sthash.37H4hkkK.dpuf

today’s holiday: Rizal Day (2014)

Rizal Day (2014)

A national holiday in the Philippines, Rizal Day commemorates the execution of the national hero, Dr. José Rizal, on this day in 1896. Flags fly at half-staff throughout the country, and special rites are led by the president at the 500-foot Rizal Monument in Manila. Writing from Europe and denouncing the corrupt ruling of the Philippines by Spanish friars, Rizal became known as a leader of the Philippine reform movement. He had no direct role in the nationalist insurrection, but he was arrested, tried for sedition, and executed by a firing squad. More… Discuss

quotation: Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. Gilbert Chesterton

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) Discuss

today’s birthday: Hideki Tojo (1884)

Hideki Tojo (1884)

Tojo’s accession as prime minister of Japan in 1941 marked the final triumph of the military faction that advocated war with the US and Great Britain. As the most powerful leader in the government during World War II, he approved the attack on Pearl Harbor and pushed the Japanese offensive in China, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. Tojo resigned after a string of military failures and later attempted suicide. He was arrested by the Allies and tried, convicted, and executed for what war crimes? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Formed (1922)

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Formed (1922)

Traditionally considered the successor state of the Russian Empire, the USSR was established in 1922 and unified the Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, and Transcaucasian Soviet republics under one government. The largest country in the world, the USSR occupied a seventh of the land surface on Earth. It became a superpower that rivaled the US in domination of global affairs until its collapse and dissolution in 1991. In what year were diplomatic relations between the US and USSR first established? More… Discuss

Europe’s Noise Problem

Europe’s Noise Problem

One in four people in Europe are impacted by dangerously loud traffic noise that contributes to insomnia, heart disease, distraction, and general malaise, according to a new study by the European Environmental Agency. Such noise also has a detrimental effect on the environment, as it drowns out the mating songs of birds. Researchers attribute most of the noise to road traffic, although airplanes and railroads factor in as well. They found that cities in Luxembourg, Bulgaria, and Belgium had the largest percentages of people exposed to high road noise. More… Discuss



Redwoods are the tallest living trees, often exceeding 300 ft (90 m) in height. Nearly exterminated by the ice sheets of the glacial ages, redwoods are found only in a narrow strip near the Pacific coast of the northwest US. They take up to 500 years to reach maturity, and some are known to be more than 1,500 years old. As redwoods age, their lower limbs fall away, leaving a columnar trunk that can reach a diameter of more than 20 ft (6 m). What is the largest tree in the world? More… Discuss

word: odious


Definition: (adjective) Arousing or meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure.
Synonyms: abominable, detestable, execrable
Usage: Pray do not talk of that odious man. Discuss.