Daily Archives: March 24, 2015

From BBC news : Day in pictures: 24 March 2015


Day in pictures: 24 March 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-32035521

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From BBC news : Why I consumed my own blood


Why I consumed my own blood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31906851

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From BBC news : Indiana set to enact ‘freedom’ bill


Indiana set to enact ‘freedom’ bill http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32045536

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From BBC news : Yemen president calls for UN action


Yemen president calls for UN action http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32045984

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From there: Facebook data row in top EU court


Facebook data row in top EU court http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32036533

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From BBC news : Scores of Nigeria children ‘missing’


Scores of Nigeria children ‘missing’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32044695

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From NPR News: Here Comes ‘The X-Files,’ Back For More Mulder, More Scully, And Mor


Here Comes ‘The X-Files,’ Back For More Mulder, More Scully, And More http://n.pr/1NbuXHm

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From NPR News: Feds claim…


Feds Claim Obamacare Launch Is Hindering Government Transparency http://n.pr/18TnaAK

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From BBC news : Bees get wearable tech trackers


Bees get wearable tech trackers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32033766

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From BBC news : Angolan on trial over diamond book


Angolan on trial over diamond book http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32035628

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From BBC news : Facebook data row in top EU court


Facebook data row in top EU court http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32036533

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From BBC news : Canada extends IS strikes to Syria


Canada extends IS strikes to Syria http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32029156

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From BBC news : No, survivors from Alps plane crash


No survivors from Alps plane crash http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32030270

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Best Classical Music-Historical musical bits:, Schubert / Emil Gilels / Amadeus Quartet, 1976: Piano Quintet in A major (“Trout”), great compositions/performances


Schubert / Emil Gilels / Amadeus Quartet, 1976: Piano Quintet in A major (“Trout”) – Complete

Best Classical Music: Beethoven “Symphony No 8” Karajan (London, 20.V.1955), great compositions/performances


Beethoven “Symphony No 8” Karajan

historical musical bits (1985): Bedřich Smetana : “Die Moldau” / Karajan / Vienna Philharmonic, great compositions/performances


Bedřich Smetana : “Die Moldau” / Karajan / Vienna Philharmonic

Angela Gheorghiu “Sempre libera Follie! Traviata Scala 2007 , great compositions/performances


Angela Gheorghiu “Sempre libera Follie! Traviata Scala 2007

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42 – III. Mélodie (“Chant sans paroles”)


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42 – III. Mélodie (“Chant sans paroles”)

Rimsky Korsakov – Dance Of The Tumblers –


Rimsky Korsakov – Dance Of The Tumblers –

Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 4 – Poco sostenuto – Vivace


Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 4 – Poco sostenuto – Vivace

historic musical bits: Leonid Kogan – Fritz Kreisler – Liebesfreud ,great compositions/performances


Leonid Kogan – Fritz Kreisler – Liebesfreud

the amazing pianist Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt Un Sospiro Concert Étude No. 3 , great compositions/performances


Liszt Un Sospiro Concert Étude No. 3 Valentina Lisitsa

this pressed for your information: Judicial Watch: Homeland Security Releases 165,900 Illegals via Judicial Watch


Judicial Watch: Homeland Security Releases 165,900 Illegals

Monday, 23 Mar 2015 06:26 PM

By Greg Richter

Judicial Watch on Monday released documents showing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 165,900 illegal aliens, some of whom had been convicted of violent crimes.

The release of 76 pages of documents showed that as of April 26, 2014, the illegal aliens had been released throughout the United States. Crimes included such serious offenses as homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and aggravated assault.

That number, added to another 30,000 released in the past fiscal year, brings the total to 195,900.

The documents were released as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch on July 21, 2014. Judicial Watch filed the suit after the Department of Homeland Security failed to respond to a May 15, 2014, FOIA request.

“It’s appalling that we’ve had to sue in federal court to get key information about the Obama administration’s release of 165,950 convicted criminal aliens,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a press release.

“These documents show the Obama administration is lying when it says that its ‘enforcement priorities’ include deporting illegal aliens who have committed heinous crimes,” Fitton said.

via Judicial Watch: Homeland Security Releases 165,900 Illegals.

Saint of the Day for Tuesday, March 24th, 2015: St. Aldemar


Image of St. Aldemar

St. Aldemar

Abbot and miracle worker, called “the Wise.” Born in Capua, Italy, he became a monk in Monte Cassino and was called to the attention of a Princess Aloara of the region. When she built a new … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Argentina National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice (2015)


Argentina National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice (2015)

In Argentina, this is a public holiday that commemorates all those who lost their lives or otherwise suffered under the National Reorganization Process, a military dictatorship that seized power in Argentina on March 24, 1976. The junta held power for eight years, and, in that time, at least 30,000 citizens were kidnapped, tortured, and executed for their political views. Around the country, art exhibitions, poetry readings, prayer services, and other cultural events are dedicated to remembering the events of March 24. More… Discuss

,: Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies. Friedrich Nietzsche


Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Discuss

today’s birthday, Harry Houdini (1874)


Harry Houdini (1874)

Born Erik Weisz, Houdini was an American magician, escape artist, and silent film star famed for his escapes from bonds of every sort—locks, handcuffs, straitjackets, and underwater chests. One of his most notable non-escape illusions was performed in 1918, when he had an elephant vanish onstage. In his later years, he campaigned against magicians and mind readers who claimed supernatural powers and even took aim at Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, from whom he derived his name. How did Houdini die? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (1989)


Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (1989)

On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker hit Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef and spilled approximately 11 million US gallons (41 million liters) of crude oil into the sea, covering 11,000 square miles (28,000 km²) of ocean. As a result of the spill, an estimated 250,000 sea birds, 1,000 sea otters, and countless fish and other wildlife died. The ship’s captain was widely criticized after the incident, but many others factors contributed to the crash. What are some examples? More… Discuss

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – The Gulag Archipelago – AudioBook – Part 1-7 playlist


Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – The Gulag Archipelago – AudioBook – Part 1-7 playlist

Gulag


Gulag

The Gulag was a system of forced-labor prison camps in the USSR, from the Russian acronym for the Main Directorate of Corrective Labor Camps, a department of the Soviet secret police. It was first established under Lenin during the early Bolshevik years and ultimately included 476 camp complexes. The system reached its peak after 1928 under Stalin, who used it to maintain the Soviet state by keeping its populace in a state of terror. Whose book publicized the gulag system to the Western world? More… Discuss

word: intaglio


intaglio

Definition: (noun) A figure or design carved into or beneath the surface of hard metal or stone.
Synonyms: diaglyph
Usage: The intaglio was so incredibly detailed that it almost looked like a photograph. Discuss.

From BBC news : Rebound in US consumer prices


Rebound in US consumer prices http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32036978

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From BBC news : Net neutrality legal contest begins


Net neutrality legal contest begins http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32034096

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From BBC news : US Tikrit surveillance flights start


US Tikrit surveillance flights start http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32035340

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From BBC news : China brings in square-dancing rules


China brings in square-dancing rules http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/32033315

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From BBC news : Three executed over Kunming attack


Three executed over Kunming attack http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-32029430

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From BBC news : Alien plants ‘no threat’ to UK flora


Alien plants ‘no threat’ to UK flora http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32020321

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From BBC news : Sexism on trial in Silicon Valley


Sexism on trial in Silicon Valley http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32019790

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From BBC news : Australia finds ‘huge asteroid impact’


Australia finds ‘huge asteroid impact’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-32028173

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From BBC news : UK inflation rate falls to zero


UK inflation rate falls to zero http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32031473

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From BBC news : India court scraps online arrest law


India court scraps online arrest law http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-32029369

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From NPR News


Report: Israel Spied On U.S. Nuclear Talks With Iran http://n.pr/1BKhBet

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