Daily Archives: March 30, 2015

From France 24 :


French lawmakers debate crackdown on prostitution

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From NPR News


Doctors With Cancer Push California To Allow Aid In Dying http://n.pr/1F9otH5

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Elizabeth Warren On Hillary Clinton And Running For President http://n.pr/1HfqO3o

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From BBC news : Boston bombing prosecution rests


Boston bombing prosecution rests http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32116410

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From BBC news : MH17 appeal for Buk missile witnesses


MH17 appeal for Buk missile witnesses http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32120644

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today’s image: Remember the Ladies: Abigail Adams



Remember the Ladies
A young Abigail Adams, shown here in later life, encouraged her husband John to give women voting privileges in the new American government. She wrote to her husband on March 31, 1777, while he was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention: ‘I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous to them than were your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention are not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound to obey any laws in which we have no voice or representation.’

Engraving from a portrait by Gilbert Stuart, Library of Congress

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Saint of the Day for Monday, March 30th, 2015: St. Peter Regulatus


Image of St. Peter Regulatus

St. Peter Regulatus

Also Peter Regalado, Franciscan reformer. Peter was born at Valladolid, Spain, to a noble family, and entered the Franciscan Order in his native city at the age of thirteen. After several years, he … continue reading

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Doctors’ Day


Doctors’ Day

Since 1933, this day has been set aside to honor America’s physicians. It is the anniversary of the day in 1842 on which Dr. Crawford W. Long removed a tumor from the neck of a man while the patient was anesthetized by ether. Dr. Long was the first acclaimed American physician to use ether as an anesthetic agent in a surgical procedure. The red carnation is the official flower associated with Doctors’ Day. The American Medical Association promotes various activities to mark this day, including walk-a-thons and blood drives. More… Discuss

quotation: If you would grow great and stately, You must try to walk sedately. Robert Louis Stevenson


If you would grow great and stately,

You must try to walk sedately.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Discuss

today’s birthday: Vincent van Gogh (1853)


Vincent van Gogh (1853)

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch postimpressionist artist whose paintings include some of the world’s best known, most popular, and most valuable pieces in the world today. Yet, only one of his paintings was sold while he lived. The majority of the works for which he is best known were produced in 29 months of frenzied activity and intermittent bouts with epileptic seizures and profound despair that tragically ended in suicide. What iconic painting did van Gogh complete while in a mental hospital? More… Discuss

US President Ronald Reagan Is Shot (1981)


US President Ronald Reagan Is Shot (1981)

Just 69 days into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was shot in Washington, DC, along with three others. The would-be assassin, John Hinckley, Jr., was motivated by an obsession with actress Jodie Foster and the film Taxi Driver. Reagan soon recovered, and Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity and confined to a psychiatric facility. While Reagan was hospitalized, Secretary of State Alexander Haig made a controversial statement about presidential succession. What did he say? More… Discuss

Model Trains


Model Trains

Model railroading (US) or Railway modeling (UK) is a hobby in which rail transport systems are modeled at a reduced scale. The models include the rail vehicles and the entire infrastructure of railroads as well as the surrounding scenery, called a “layout.” Today, model railway engines are generally operated by low-voltage electricity supplied through the tracks; how were early models made before the advent of practical electricity? More… Discuss

cudgel


cudgel

Definition: (noun) A short heavy stick.
Synonyms: bastinado, club
Usage: She woke up with her head hurting as though it had been hit with a cudgel. Discuss.

From France 24 :


‘La Sapienza’: Baroque Italy’s mystical refuge from soulless world

http://f24.my/19n149W

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From NPR News


With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits http://n.pr/1BQ2IXT

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Employers And Insurers Gain Control In Workers’ Compensation Disputes http://n.pr/1BPU4st

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How Many Crimes Do Your Police ‘Clear’? Now You Can Find Out http://n.pr/1BzZM2J

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From BBC news : G20 world leaders’ personal data leaked


G20 world leaders’ personal data leaked http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32115443

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