Daily Archives: April 3, 2015

Dreamcatcher, poetic thought by George-B (The Smudge and other poems page)


Dreamcatcher, poetic thought by George-B

the day is tired now
with eyes barely open is  ready to retire,
behind curved eyelids.
just for a moment,
a furtive look upon what’s left unnoticed,
a fragile filament of light,
a light inverted, hides within the dunes of time:
Sweet Dreams!

Dreamcatcher

Copyright © 2015 [George Bost]. All Rights Reserved.

 

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historic musical bits, Liszt – Sonetto 104 del Petrarca – pianista Dinu Lipatti, great compositions/performances


Liszt – Sonetto 104 del Petrarca – pianista Dinu Lipatti

Jascha Heifetz plays Wieniawski Polonaise No. 1 in D Major , great compositions/performances


Jascha Heifetz plays Wieniawski Polonaise No. 1 in D Major

Manuel De Falla, La Vida Breve: Interlude & Dance


La Vida Breve: Interlude & Dance

Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 4 – Poco sostenuto – Vivace , great compositions/performances


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

Erik Satie: Gymnopedie 1,2,3 Gnossienne 1,2,3,4


Erik Satie: Gymnopedie 1,2,3 Gnossienne 1,2,3,4

Historic musical bits: VICTOR MERZHANOV – Liszt. Six Grandes Études de Paganini (1851), S.141, great compositions/performances


VICTOR MERZHANOV – Liszt. Six Grandes Études de Paganini (1851), S.141

Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28, Richard Strauss, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, 4/29/2014


Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Op 28, Richard Strauss, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, 4/29/2014

TODAY’S ROSE (Watercolor) Amazing sketch from my SketchGuru


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Amazing Photos – CNN: 2015 Sony World Photography Awards


2015 Sony World Photography Awards
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/30/world/gallery/2015-sony-world-photography-awards/index.html

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From CNN : White House selling Iran nuclear deal to Hill


White House selling Iran nuclear deal to Hill
http://www.cnn.com//2015/04/03/politics/white-house-congress-iran-nuclear-deal/index.html

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From CNN : Iranian President: We will stick to promises


Iranian President: We will stick to promises
http://www.cnn.com//2015/04/03/middleeast/iran-israel-nuclear/index.html

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From CNN : Pesticide probed in resort illness of family


Pesticide probed in resort illness of family
http://www.cnn.com//2015/04/03/us/virgin-islands-resort-pesticide/index.html

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From CNN : Death row inmate freed after 30 years


Death row inmate freed after 30 years
http://www.cnn.com//2015/04/03/us/alabama-death-row-inmate/index.html

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From BBC news : China’s detained ‘guerrilla feminists’


China’s detained ‘guerrilla feminists’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-32166443

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From BBC news : US hiring slows, adding 126,000 jobs


US hiring slows, adding 126,000 jobs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/32169145

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From BBC news : Security questions as Kenya mourns


Security questions as Kenya mourns http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32177123

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From BBC news : Security questions as Kenya mourns


Security questions as Kenya mourns http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32177123

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From France 24 : Israeli options


Israeli options limited despite warnings on Iran deal

http://f24.my/1P4dLY6

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Franz Liszt – Via Crucis, S53/R534


Franz Liszt – Via Crucis, S53/R534

YouTube: Way of the Cross – 2015.04.03: Access here in about 3 hours!


Way of the Cross – 2015.04.03

Way of the Cross – 2015.04.03 vatican vatican

VIA CRUCIS: APRIL 3, 2015


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Via Crucis (click to access)

http://www.news.va/en/spiritual_reflections/

Grigore Lese – Miorita – O Interpretare Exceptionala …


Grigore Lese – Miorita – O Interpretare Exceptionala …

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Facebook: Casa din Sona, Tara Fagarasului: Lunca Oltului Primavara cu oite si mielusei la pascut


Facebook: Casa din Sona (visitati pentru alte fotografii)

Apai cetiti mai multu chiar aici!

Leoš Janáček – Lašské tance “Starodavny” (Lachian Dances 1st movement)


Leoš Janáček – Lašské tance “Starodavny” (Lachian Dances 1st movement)

Ian Watt – Invocacion y Danza by Joaquin Rodrigo


Ian Watt – Invocacion y Danza by Joaquin Rodrigo

Kyung Wha Chung – Dvorák Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op.53 – Riccardo Chailly , great compositions/performances


Kyung Wha Chung – Dvorák Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op.53 – Riccardo Chailly

Former Iranian Ambassador: Historic Nuclear Deal has Prevented a New War in the Middle East — Democracy Now! (@democracynow)


this pressed – find out why: The rise of the working poor and the non-working rich – CSMonitor.com



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Business Robert Reich

The rise of the working poor and the non-working rich

Despite myths to the contrary, a large and growing share of the nation’s poor work full time — sometimes 60 or more hours a week – yet still don’t earn enough to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Meanwhile, a large and growing portion of the super-rich have never broken a sweat.

By Robert Reich, robertreich.org March 31, 2015

Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they’re lazy. As Speaker John Boehner has said, the poor have a notion that “I really don’t have to work. I don’t really want to do this. I think I’d rather just sit around.”

In reality, a large and growing share of the nation’s poor work full time — sometimes sixty or more hours a week – yet still don’t earn enough to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

It’s also commonly believed, especially among Republicans, that the rich deserve their wealth because they work harder than others.

Recommended: How skewed is America’s income inequality? Take our quiz.

In reality, a large and growing portion of the super-rich have never broken a sweat. Their wealth has been handed to them.

via The rise of the working poor and the non-working rich – CSMonitor.com.

Robert Menendez Indictment Points to Corrupting Potential of Super PACs – NYTimes.com


Senator Robert Menendez, second from right, arrived at federal court on Thursday in Newark. Credit John Minchillo/Associated Press

Central to the Menendez case is the elaborate infrastructure of technically independent “super PACs” and political nonprofit groups that — for practical if not legal purposes — are closely bound to each party’s congressional leadership and are nurtured by lobbyists, donors, and other special interests seeking to influence the government.

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The Indictment of Senator Robert Menendez

Mr. Menendez was charged with eight counts of bribery, which carry up to 15 years in prison on each charge.

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Of the $751,000 in campaign contributions that prosecutors say Dr. Melgen made in exchange for Mr. Menendez’s help pressuring government officials, a relatively small amount went directly to the senator or to official Democratic Party organizations.

Instead, in 2012, Dr. Melgen gave two checks from his consulting company totaling $600,000 to a super PAC now called Senate Majority PAC, founded by current and former advisers to Senator Harry Reid of Nevada with the goal of preserving the Democrats’ hold on the Senate. (One co-founder is a former Reid aide who now works at the lobbying firm Cassidy & Associates, clients of which have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into the group.) Unlike federal candidates and parties, super PACs and other legally independent entities can accept unlimited contributions from any source.

The constitutional reason, as Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the Supreme Court’s opinion in Citizens United, is that independent expenditures “do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.” But federal lawyers do not seem to agree.

via Robert Menendez Indictment Points to Corrupting Potential of Super PACs – NYTimes.com.

historic musical bits: Gioachino Rossini “Stabat Mater” : Żylis-Gara, Verrett, Pavarotti, Zaccaria – Giulini (Roma, 1967) , make music part of your life


Gioachino Rossini “Stabat Mater” : Żylis-Gara, Verrett, Pavarotti, Zaccaria – Giulini (Roma, 1967)

First concert earlier w/ @BBCCO, Rossini’s Stabat Mater & Brahms’ Nänie – beautiful music at gorgeous King’s Chapel!


Today In History. What Happened This Day In History: April 3, 2015


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.

April 3

628   In Persia, Kavadh sues for peace with the Byzantines.
1367   John of Gaunt and Edward the Black Prince win the Battle of Najara, in Spain.
1559   Philip II of Spain and Henry II of France sign the peace of Cateau-Cambresis, ending a long series of wars between the Hapsburg and Valois dynasties.
1860   The Pony Express connects St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.
1862   Slavery is abolished in Washington, D.C.
1865   Union forces occupy the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
1882   The American outlaw Jesse James is shot in the back and killed by his cousin, Bob Ford.
1910   Alaska’s Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America is climbed.
1920   F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre are married at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.
1936   Bruno Hauptmann, killer of the Lindbergh baby, is executed.
1942   The Japanese begin their all-out assault on the U.S. and Filipino troops at Bataan.
1944   The U.S. Supreme Court rules that black citizens are eligible to vote in all elections, including primaries.
1948   President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan, it will revive war-torn Europe.
1966   Three-thousand South Vietnamese Army troops lead a protest against the Ky regime in Saigon.
1972   Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States after a twenty-year absence.
1984   Coach John Thompson of Georgetown University becomes the first African-American coach to win an NCAA basketball tournament.
Born on April 3
1783   Washington Irving, American writer (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle).
1822   Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and author (Man without a Country).
1823   William Macy “Boss” Tweed, New York City political boss.
1837   John Burroughs, nature writer.
1842   Hermann Karl Vogel, German astonomer.
1888   Gertrude Bridget “Ma” Rainey, American singer, “the mother of the blues.”
1898   Henry R. Luce, magazine publisher, founder of Time, Fortune and Life.
1924   Marlon Brando, actor (On the Waterfront, The Godfather).
1924   Doris Von Kappelhoff [Doris Day], American singer and actress.
1930   Helmut Kohl, chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

– See more at: http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history#sthash.Q8neMmlY.dpuf

† Daily Readings †


Reading 1, Isaiah 52:13–53:12
13 Look, my servant will prosper, will grow great, … Read More

Psalm, Psalms 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25
2 turn your ear to me, make haste. Be for me a … Read More

Gospel, John 18:1–19:42
1 After he had said all this, Jesus left with his … Read More

Reading 2, Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
14 Since in Jesus, the Son of God, we have the … Read More

today’s picture: Royal Air Force Lieutenant David McIntyre



Royal Air Force Lieutenant David McIntyre and the Scottish Marquess of Clydesdale, flying two open-cockpit Westland aircraft, completed the first overflight and aerial photographic survey of Mount Everest on April 3, 1933. The British Mount Everest team, depicted here in a painting by Ron Weil, battled extreme cold and high winds as they photographed the previously unknown crest of the 29,028-foot peak. – See more at: http://www.historynet.com/picture-of-the-day#sthash.vsuOShkN.dpuf

quotation: Charlotte Bronte


There’s no use in weeping,

Though we are condemned to part:

There’s such a thing as keeping

A remembrance in one’s heart…

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) Discuss

Saint of the Day for Friday, April 3rd, 2015: St. Richard of Wyche


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St. Richard of Wyche

Richard of Wyche, also known as Richard of Chichester, was born at Wyche (Droitwich), Worcestershire, England. He was orphaned when he was quite young. He retrieved the fortunes of the mismanaged … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Guinea Second Republic Day


Guinea Second Republic Day

Guinea was ruled by a dictatorship led by Sekou Touré, who ruled the small West African nation for over 25 years (1958-1984). After Touré’s death, there was a bloodless coup on April 3, 1984. This ushered in what many Guineans refer to as the Second Republic, led by Lansana Conté. The observation of Second Republic Day is largely orchestrated by the government. In honor of the coup’s 24th anniversary in 2008, Conté and Guinean prime minister Lansana Kouyate were guests of honor at a wreath-laying ceremony at a martyrs’ memorial located in the center of Conakry, the capital city. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Marlon Brando (1924)


Marlon Brando (1924)

Regarded as the greatest actor of his generation and one of the most influential actors of all time, Marlon Brando was known for his naturalistic performances. He achieved fame on Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire, later starring in the film version. Considered the foremost practitioner of the New York Actors Studio style of “method” acting, Brando earned Academy Awards for his roles in On the Waterfront and The Godfather. Why did he refuse the latter award? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Super Outbreak: 148 Tornadoes in 13 States (1974)


The Super Outbreak: 148 Tornadoes in 13 States (1974)

The largest tornado outbreak on record for a single 24-hour period, the Super Outbreak occurred on April 3 and 4, 1974. During that time, nearly 150 tornadoes swept across 13 central and eastern US states as well as Ontario, Canada, severely damaging approximately 900 square miles (2,330 sq km) along a total combined path length of 2,600 miles (4,180 km). The outbreak brought more violent tornadoes than had ever been observed, including 23 F4 tornadoes and how many F5s? More… Discuss

article: Contact Lenses


Contact Lenses

The contact lens, a thin plastic lens worn between the eye and eyelid, usually serves the same general corrective purpose as conventional glasses, but may be worn for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes as well. Leonardo da Vinci is frequently credited with having introduced the general principle of contact lenses, but it was A.E. Fick, a Swiss physician, who made the first, albeit uncomfortable, contact lens in 1887. According to estimates, how many people use contact lenses worldwide? More… Discuss

word: inspissate


inspissate

Definition: (verb) To undergo thickening or cause to thicken, as by boiling or evaporation.
Synonyms: condense, thicken
Usage: The recipe then instructed the cook to inspissate the sauce by adding flour. Discuss.

From France 24 : key parameters of Iranian nuclear deal…


‘Key parameters’ of Iranian nuclear deal agreed in Switzerland

http://f24.my/1xEHQYo

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From CNN : Good news: More workers are quitting


Good news: More workers are quitting
http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/03/news/economy/jobs-wages-salary-quitting/index.html

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Warning sign: U.S. economy only adds 126,000 jobs


Warning sign: U.S. economy only adds 126,000 jobs
http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/03/news/economy/march-jobs-126000-us-economy/index.html

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From NPR News: the kids brainwashed…


The Kids Brainwashed By Boko Haram Were Silent For Good Reason http://n.pr/18Y1ZwQ

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From NPR News: china protests emergency landing…


China Protests Emergency Landing Of U.S. Warplanes In Taiwan http://n.pr/1IVqIz6

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From NPR News: the Iranian nuclear talks…


The Iranian Nuclear Talks: It Isn’t Just About The Nukes http://n.pr/1IVdJxm

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From BBC news : Children’s hospital builds sleep app


Children’s hospital builds sleep app http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32150528

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From BBC news : Personal cancer vaccines ‘exciting’


Personal cancer vaccines ‘exciting’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32162799

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