Daily Archives: September 27, 2015

‘Blood moon’ brings prophecies of end times – but Nasa says not to worry


‘Blood moon’ brings prophecies of end times – but Nasa says not to worry

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Geena Davis: ‘After Thelma & Louise, people said things would improve for women in film. They didn’t’


Geena Davis: ‘After Thelma & Louise, people said things would improve for women in film. They didn’t’

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Putin reaffirms support for Assad as he decries ‘propaganda’ against Syria


Putin reaffirms support for Assad as he decries ‘propaganda’ against Syria

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Putin reaffirms support for Assad as he decries ‘propaganda’ against Syria


Putin reaffirms support for Assad as he decries ‘propaganda’ against Syria

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Tearful Boehner condemns ‘false prophet’ conservatives before resignation


Tearful Boehner condemns ‘false prophet’ conservatives before resignation

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From NPR News


Forget The Book, Have You Read This Irresistible Story On Blurbs? http://n.pr/1IllP2T

From NPR News


Pope Francis Says Goodbye, As U.S. Trip Concludes In Philadelphia http://n.pr/1R9NuY7

Three jailed for Mexico bar murders


Three jailed for Mexico bar murders http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-34376458

Russia pushes for anti-IS co-ordination


Russia pushes for anti-IS co-ordination http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34375875

Russia pushes for anti-IS co-ordination


Russia pushes for anti-IS co-ordination http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34375875

We may have found the body of the real Mona Lisa. Just not the most important part


We may have found the body of the real Mona Lisa. Just not the most important part

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Ben Carson says Muslim president would have to ‘subjugate’ beliefs


Ben Carson says Muslim president would have to ‘subjugate’ beliefs

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Ben Carson says Muslim president would have to ‘subjugate’ beliefs


Ben Carson says Muslim president would have to ‘subjugate’ beliefs

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Ben Carson says Muslim president would have to ‘subjugate’ beliefs


Ben Carson says Muslim president would have to ‘subjugate’ beliefs

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Pope at prison: justice system must focus on healing and ‘new possibilities’


Pope at prison: justice system must focus on healing and ‘new possibilities’

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Catalan separatists predicted to win absolute majority in regional elections


Catalan separatists predicted to win absolute majority in regional elections

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great compositions/performances: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 “Little Russian” – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 “Little Russian” – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Gabriel Faure : Dolly Suite Op 56


Gabriel Faure : Dolly Suite Op 56

Boyhood | Official US Trailer | IFC Films


Boyhood | Official US Trailer | IFC Films

Pope Francis wants to change two major Catholic laws he sees as ‘archaic’ – Living Faith – Home & Family – News – Catholic Online


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – As it stands now, Catholic priests take a vow of celibacy and cannot be married. The Catholic church simply does not accept divorce, and anyone divorced, who then remarries or starts a sexual relationship with a new person, is committing adultery under Catholic law. “He said, these were his priorities as Pope. The first of all is to change the rules for divorced couples,” claims Crespo on his conversation with Francis. “The second was to eliminate the law of celibacy. He said it was not part of the doctrine of the church. It was started more than 1,000 years ago by a pope, and he considers it archaic, an antiquity which needs to be reconsidered.” “He thinks God made everyone to live in family, including priests.”

Source: Pope Francis wants to change two major Catholic laws he sees as ‘archaic’ – Living Faith – Home & Family – News – Catholic Online

Saint of the Day for Sunday, September 27th, 2015: St. Vincent de Paul


Image of St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent was born of poor parents in the village of Pouy in Gascony, France, about 1580. He enjoyed his first schooling under the Franciscan Fathers at Acqs. Such had been his progress in four … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Chuseok


Chuseok

This fall harvest festival is marked on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month and is a major national holiday in Korea. On Chuseok, many people travel to spend the holiday with their families. Koreans begin the day with a religious service, then visit the graves of their departed family members and clear away the weeds and grasses around the tombs. Customary activities include wrestling for men, a women’s circle song and dance called Gang-gang-sullae, and, in rural areas, a cow or ox game in which men or boys in cow or ox costumes visit houses and beg for something to eat. More… Discuss

quotation: Virginia Woolf


A masterpiece is something said once and for all, stated, finished, so that it’s there complete in the mind, if only at the back.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Discuss

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Samuel Adams (1722)


Samuel Adams (1722)

Samuel Adams was an American Revolutionary leader and patriot. In the mid-1760s, he drafted protests against Great Britain’s Stamp and Townshend Acts and authored pamphlets designed to stir up sentiment against the British. Adams helped organize the revolutionary Sons of Liberty, was the chief instigator of the Boston Tea Party, served on the Continental Congress, and signed the Declaration of Independence. How was he related to John Adams? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Wreck of the “Old 97” (1903)


Wreck of the “Old 97” (1903)

The Fast Mail, a Southern Railway mail train nicknamed “Old 97,” crashed near Danville, Virginia, in 1903. The derailment occurred when the train, which was being operated at a high speed in order to stay on schedule, approached a curve too quickly. It fell from the trestle to the ravine below, killing several people. The accident inspired a famous ballad that has since been recorded by Johnny Cash and Woody Guthrie among others. Why did the song become the subject of a copyright dispute? More… Discuss

Solar Wind


Solar Wind

A solar wind is a stream of ionized hydrogen, helium, and other heavy ions that radiates outward from the sun and reaches velocities of about 1 million mph (1.6 million km/h) during “quiet” periods. It pushes the gas of comets’ tails away from the Sun, and its “gusts” cause geomagnetic disturbances and auroras on Earth. It is believed that the solar wind has stripped away up to 1/3 of Mars’ original atmosphere. What protects the Earth’s atmosphere? More… Discuss

word: masjid


masjid

Definition: (noun) A Muslim place of worship.
Synonyms: mosque
Usage: Though her friends prayed there often, this was her first visit to the masjid. Discuss.

Tut’s tomb secrets to be revealed?


Tut’s tomb secrets to be revealed?
http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/11/africa/nefertiti-tomb-tutankhamun/index.html

Which country has the best universal health care?


Which country has the best universal health care?
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/21/africa/gallery/south-africa-nhi/index.html

What’s it like when your face is worth $5.5M


What’s it like when your face is worth $5.5M
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/25/fashion/how-to-discover-the-next-top-model/index.html

Hillary on emails: ‘It’s drip-drip-drip’


Hillary on emails: ‘It’s drip-drip-drip’
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/27/politics/hillary-clinton-emails-meet-the-press/index.html

Black hole smashes theories


Black hole smashes theories
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/26/world/black-hole-is-30-times-expected-size/index.html

Meeting strangers


Meeting strangers
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/27/us/pope-francis-meeting-strangers-philadelphia/index.html

The friendship that grew out of war


The friendship that grew out of war http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34346621

Clashes at al-Aqsa mosque


Clashes at al-Aqsa mosque http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34372811

UN Global Goals: Five lives the world wants to change


UN Global Goals: Five lives the world wants to change http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-34354157

Argentine conscript speaks of Falklands abuse by superiors


Argentine conscript speaks of Falklands abuse by superiors http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-34335103

UN court to hear Bolivia-Chile case


UN court to hear Bolivia-Chile case http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-34347332

Climate fears for Africa’s farmers


Climate fears for Africa’s farmers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34350991

Arctic’s wakeful winter revealed


Arctic’s wakeful winter revealed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34334801

Concern over hidden diesel pollutant


Concern over hidden diesel pollutant http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34347873

Warming tempts China in from the cold


Warming tempts China in from the cold http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34361786

Weekend Edition: The week’s best reads


Weekend Edition: The week’s best reads http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-34314014

Go Figure: The week in numbers


Go Figure: The week in numbers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34360610

Facebook in refugee internet pledge


Facebook in refugee internet pledge http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34373389

Australia set to deny Chris Brown visa


Australia set to deny Chris Brown visa http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-34372583

IS militants attack Afghan forces


IS militants attack Afghan forces http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34374494

Migrants drown off Turkish coast


Migrants drown off Turkish coast http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34373161

VW ‘was warned over illegal tests’


VW ‘was warned over illegal tests’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34373637

France launches Syria anti-IS strikes


France launches Syria anti-IS strikes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34372892