Daily Archives: June 2, 2015

Haiku-Crickets, poetic thought by George-B (the Smudge and Other Poems Page)


Haiku-Crickets, poetic thought by George-B
(the Smudge and Other Poems Page)

I respect crickets

A many enemy they have:

lesser one is better.

– George-B ©

VISIT:   the Smudge and Other Poems Page HERE

American voters reject Washington as it is.#uniteblue #BernieSanders— AlterNet (@AlterNet)


Corporate America is obsessed w #Millennials. But health care companies are focused on parents— CNNMoney (@CNNMoney)


Just a Thought: The oldest Christian Faith is here ( it is the rock on which the roots gave a 2000 Years old oak tree…of many branches


Just a thought: “The oldest Christian Faith is here: it is the rock on which the roots gave a 2000 Years old oak tree…of many branches… they would not exist without the common roots of  our  common FAITH.”

-George-B

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Facebook: Flori de Salcam la Casa din Sona Photography


Flori de salcam

Flori de salcam la Casa din Sona

Facebook.

San Gabriel River Bikeway River End Cafe to Liberty Park (Speedified X6)


San Gabriel River Bikeway River End Cafe to Liberty Park (Speedified X6)

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From the Drawing Pad: Mr. Politicus X


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From the family of cacophony as politics

Weird Spring Weather in L.A. Is Nearly a 100-Year Anomaly — L.A. Weekly (@LAWeekly)


 

Video: Watch: Edward Snowden Q&A live stream – Telegraph


 

By Telegraph Video, Video source: Amnesty International

 

6:35PM BST 02 Jun 2015

 

Watch as Edward Snowden answers questions from a British audience via video link at an Amnesty International event tonight.

 

The former NSA contractor was granted a three-year residence permit in Russia in 2014, a year after he sensationally leaked top-secret documents on mass surveillance in the US and worldwide.

 

Snowden is expected to appear on screen before an audience at Amnesty’s London headquarters.

 

He will answer questions about his whistleblowing and the ramifications of the leaks.

 

• Edward Snowden cost British taxpayer money, says Theresa May

 

• Edward Snowden admits to John Oliver: I didn’t read all of leaked NSA material

 

• Edward Snowden: the true story behind his NSA leaks

 

People following the live-stream can ask questions to Snowden by tweeting @AmnestyUK using the has tag #AskSnowden.

 

via Video: Watch: Edward Snowden Q&A live stream – Telegraph.

 

Satul în care o casă costă cât un salariu – Buna Ziua Fagaras


View of Gherdeal (Gürteln) village, Sibiu Coun...

View of Gherdeal (Gürteln) village, Sibiu County, Romania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fiii satului au recunoscut în schimb verdele de Gherdeal, precum albastrul de Voroneţ, pentru că în ciuda timpului, localitatea s-a încăpăţânat să rămână verde. Un verde crud. Chiar mai verde ca altădată. Cătunul este în mijlocul unor dealuri, drumurile n-au văzut asfaltul niciodată, iar acoperişul caselor începe să devină istorie pe multe dintre ele. Aşa încât orice culoare pierde teren în faţa verdelui.

Am plecat din Gherdeal odată cu apusul; nu înainte de a ne promite nouă celor care am fost că vom reveni. Gherdealul mai are poveştile lui încă nespuse, mai are iederă pe ruine de fotografiat și fântâni cu cumpănă de văzut, mai are trei oameni pe care încă nu i-am cunoscut și, mai presus de toate, mai are o investiție măreață în pustietate. E musai de văzut reţeta proprietarului și de scris un ghid despre cum reuşeşti în pustiu.

Foto: Bogdan Manta

Text: Cristina Cornilă

via Satul în care o casă costă cât un salariu – Buna Ziua Fagaras.

+ ICYMI @washingtonpost tally of fatal police shootings includes 49 people who had no weapon — ProPublica (@ProPublica) June 2, 2015


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Cetatea Fagarasului

image of the day: Presidential Wedding



Presidential Wedding

On June 2, 1886, 49-year-old Grover Cleveland became the first and only president to be married in the White House. Cleveland’s bride, Frances Folsom, was the 22-year-old daughter of Cleveland’s late law partner and friend, Oscar Folsom. For years, the bachelor Cleveland acted as executor of Folsom’s estate, but no one suspected his interest in Frances until he proposed marriage after her graduation from Wells College. The intimate wedding ceremony took place in the White House Blue Room with fewer than 40 people present.

Image: Library of Congress

Saint of the day: Sts. Marcellinus and Peter


 
Image of Sts. Marcellinus and Peter

Facts

Feastday: June 2

Death:


Though we know very little about these two martyrs under Diocletian, there is no question that the early church venerated them. Evidence of the respect in which they were held are the basilica Constantine built over their tombs and the presence of their names in the first eucharistic prayer.

Pope St. Damasus says that he heard the story of these two martyrs from their executioner who became a Christian after their deaths. Marcellinus, a priest, and Peter, an exorcist, died in the year 304. According to a legendary account of their martyrdom, the two Romans saw their imprisonment as just one more opportunity to evangelize and managed to convert their jailer and his family. The legend also says that they were beheaded in the forest so that other Christians wouldn’t have a chance to bury and venerate their bodies. Two women found the bodies, however, and had them properly buried.

quotation: George Eliot


 

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

today’s holiday: St. Elmo’s Day


St. Elmo’s Day

The day known as St. Elmo’s Day is actually St. Erasmus‘s Day, in honor of a third-century Italian bishop who is thought to have suffered martyrdom around the year 304. Erasmus was a patron saint of sailors and was especially popular in the 13th century. Sometimes at sea on stormy nights, sailors will see a pale, brushlike spray of electricity at the top of the mast. In the Middle Ages, they believed that these fires were the souls of the departed, rising to glory through the intercession of St. Elmo. Such an electrical display is still referred to as “St. Elmo’s Fire.” More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Martha Washington (1731)


Martha Washington (1731)

Martha Washington was the wife of first US president George Washington. They married in 1759, nearly two years after the death of her first husband, Daniel Parke Custis. During the American Revolution, she spent winters in army camps with her husband and organized a women’s sewing circle to mend clothes for the troops. Although the title was not coined until after her death, she is considered the first “First Lady” of the US. She is also the only woman whose portrait has appeared on what? More… Discuss

this day in history: Bare-Knuckle Fighter Dies After 99-Round Fight (1833)


Bare-Knuckle Fighter Dies After 99-Round Fight (1833)

In 1830, bare-knuckle prizefighter Simon Byrne, Ireland‘s heavyweight boxing champion, fought Alexander McKay, the “Champion of Scotland,” for the right to challenge England‘s heavyweight champ. McKay died of a head injury shortly after losing the lengthy fight, and Byrne was charged but later cleared of manslaughter. Three years later, Byrne fought England’s champion, James Burke. After 3 hours and 99 rounds, Byrne was knocked out. He died days later. What became of Burke after the fatal fight? More… Discuss

Life Savers


Life Savers

Life Savers is an American brand of ring-shaped mints and fruit-flavored hard candy known for its colorful packaging. It was created in 1912 by the father of the poet Hart Crane, Clarence Crane, who was in search of a new summer candy. The pill manufacturer he contracted to press his new line of hard mints found that production improved when the mints were stamped with a hole in the middle. What flavor of the candy exhibits triboluminescence?” More… Discuss

word: perturbing


perturbing

Definition: (adjective) Causing distress or worry or anxiety.
Synonyms: distressful, disturbing, worrisome
Usage: The kindergarten teacher found her student’s erratic behavior to be perturbing, and she resolved to consult with the child’s parents. Discuss.

From BBC : Windows 10 to be released in July


Windows 10 to be released in July

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32962830

From BBC : Ex-Lib Dem leader Kennedy dies at 55


Ex-Lib Dem leader Kennedy dies at 55

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-32970337