Daily Archives: March 22, 2015

From France 24


French expats in Tunis stand firm after museum attack

http://f24.my/19IFMnQ

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From France 24


Spanish anti-austerity party fails to break two-party hold in Andalusia

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King Richard III to be reburied in battlefield where he died 530 years ago

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Russian ambassador threatens Denmark with naval nuclear attack if it joins missile shield

http://f24.my/19Jo4kj

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From BBC news : Richard III remains return to city


Richard III remains return to city http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-31990721

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From BBC News : Sarkozy ‘staves off France far-right’


Sarkozy ‘staves off France far-right’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32006268

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From BBC news : Europe’s far-right meets in Russia


Europe’s far-right meets in Russia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32009360

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From BBC news : Ukraine ex-president’s son ‘drowns’


Ukraine ex-president’s son ‘drowns’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32009480

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[GMMFS2012] Michelangelo Quartet – Beethoven String Quartet E minor, op.59, no.2, ‘Razumovsky’


[GMMFS2012] Michelangelo Quartet – Beethoven String Quartet E minor, op.59, no.2, ‘Razumovsky’

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34


Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34

today’s holiday: Nuuk Snow Festival (2015)


Nuuk Snow Festival (2015)

In 1994, the town of Nuuk, Greenland, held its first snow-sculpture festival. It has since become an annual event, scheduled for the third weekend in March. It attracts contestants from all over Greenland, as well as from Canada, the US, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. Festival organizers give each team of sculptors a compressed block of snow. The teams then set to work, transforming the square blocks into an amazing variety of shapes. Their efforts are displayed in a sculpture park that is illuminated at night, creating beautiful lights and shadows on the sculptures. More… Discuss

quotation: The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt. Rene Descartes


The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.

Rene Descartes (1596-1650) Discuss

today’s birthday: Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948)


Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948)

Andrew Lloyd Webber is a highly successful British composer of musical theatre whose scores include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and two of the longest-running Broadway shows of all time: Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. Lloyd Webber has won multiple Tony and Grammy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe and an Oscar, and was knighted in 1992. Cats was inspired by the work of what noted modernist author? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Great Britain Passes the Stamp Act (1765)


Great Britain Passes the Stamp Act (1765)

Intended to help pay British debts from the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act established the first direct tax levied on the American colonies. It required all newspapers, pamphlets, legal documents, commercial bills, advertisements, and other papers issued in the colonies to bear a tax stamp. The act was vehemently protested by the colonists, and the Stamp Act Congress—the first significant joint colonial response to any British measure—petitioned for its repeal. How did Parliament respond? More… Discuss

article: Extra Sensory Perception (ESP)


Extra Sensory Perception (ESP)

ESP is an alleged ability to acquire information by means other than the five main senses of taste, sight, touch, smell, and hearing. The term implies sources of information unknown to science. Types of ESP include clairvoyance, aura reading, telepathy, and astral projection. The study of such phenomena is often dubbed “parapsychology.” Zener cards were a common research tool for parapsychologists in the early 20th century. What is drawn on each card, and how are they used? More… Discuss

word of the day: confabulate


confabulate

Definition: (verb) To talk casually.
Synonyms: chat, natter
Usage: Three old friends met in a café to confabulate together. Discuss.

From CNN : McCain: Get over your temper tantrum


McCain: Get over your temper tantrum
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/22/politics/john-mccain-steve-israel-obama-netanyahu/index.html

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From BBC news : Richard III reburial under way


Richard III reburial under way http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-31990721

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From BBC news : US Republican plans Netanyahu visit


US Republican plans Netanyahu visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/31987612

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From BBC news : Women help bury Kabul mob victim


Women help bury Kabul mob victim http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32009004

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Mustard Anyone?


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Hillcrest Wilderness and San Gabriel valley bellow


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Turnbull Cyn Road View


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Turnbull Cyn Road BW Photo


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PATERNS: PHOTO DETAIL


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Rama: Pencil sketch (by sketch guru)


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From CNN : Obama knocks Netanyahu comment on Arabs


Obama knocks Netanyahu comment on Arabs
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/21/politics/obama-netanyahu-comments/index.html

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From CNN : Richard III: Farewell to a King


Richard III: Farewell to a King
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/22/europe/richard-iii-farewell/index.html

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From CNN : Did Pope Francis perform a miracle in Naples?


Did Pope Francis perform a miracle in Naples?
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2015/03/22/lok-nadeau-pope-naples.cnn.html

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From CNN : Tunisian terror attack: suspect is on the run


Tunisian terror attack: suspect is on the run
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/22/africa/tunisia-museum-attack/index.html

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From CNN : Potential 2016 presidential candidates


Potential 2016 presidential candidates
http://www.cnn.com//2014/01/31/politics/gallery/potential-2016-candidates/index.html

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From CNN : Paul to urge Clinton to return money to Saudis


Paul to urge Clinton to return money to Saudis
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/20/politics/rand-paul-hillary-clinton/index.html

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From BBC news : Fears UK medics crossed into Syria


Fears UK medics crossed into Syria http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32006445

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From BBC news : Climate change ‘big threat to China’


Climate change ‘big threat to China’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-32006972

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From BBC news : Shia rebels ‘seize Yemen city’


Shia rebels ‘seize Yemen city’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32006727

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Obama says it is now ‘hard to find a path’ on Israeli-Palestinian peace

http://f24.my/19IaLAu

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