Daily Archives: October 30, 2015

Stunning Nasa images capture hints of Saturn moon’s underground ocean


Stunning Nasa images capture hints of Saturn moon’s underground ocean

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US special forces in Syria are Obama’s latest broken foreign policy promise


US special forces in Syria are Obama’s latest broken foreign policy promise

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Why the Salem witch trials still haunt the American imagination


Why the Salem witch trials still haunt the American imagination

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Syria decision the latest blow to Obama’s Middle East legacy


Syria decision the latest blow to Obama’s Middle East legacy

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Heat-triggered ‘grenades’ hit cancer


Heat-triggered ‘grenades’ hit cancer

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Heat-triggered ‘grenades’ hit cancer


Heat-triggered ‘grenades’ hit cancer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34667804

Syria: If not Assad, then who?


Syria: If not Assad, then who?

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Gulag museum recreates Soviet terror


Gulag museum recreates Soviet terror

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Will you miss Facebook’s ‘other’ inbox?


Will you miss Facebook’s ‘other’ inbox? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34676927

Tor launches hidden chat tool


Tor launches hidden chat tool http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34677323

Black activists disrupt Clinton rally


Black activists disrupt Clinton rally http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34684809

US to send special forces into Syria


US to send special forces into Syria http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34681648

Germany seeks to slow migrant flow


Germany seeks to slow migrant flow http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34683056

World powers step up Syria peace quest


World powers step up Syria peace quest http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34673535

Romanian nightclub explosion leaves 26 dead, dozens injured


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Romanian nightclub explosion leaves 26 dead, dozens injured

The porcupine tree Today


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The porcupine tree Today

this Pressed: Misterul unei crime vechi de 500 de ani, din pădurea bântuită a Clujului. Erorile au fost descifrate abia acum de un criminalist istoric | adevarul.ro


Experienţa de peste un deceniu la Investigaţii Criminale şi cercetările istorice l-au făcut pe poliţistul Gabriel Rusu să înţeleagă că omul e capabil de o cruzime nebănuită, indiferent de secolul de care vorbim.Ştiri pe aceeaşi temă Locuri bântuite din Cluj. Poveşti cu fantome de odinioară: contesa de …La cei 48 de ani, Gabriel Virgil Rusu a văzut multe grozăvii de care oamenii civilizaţi spun că doar monştrii fără suflet din trecut ar fi capabili să le săvârşească. Însă, realitatea contrazice gândurile oamenilor. ”Să ştiţi că, uneori, parcă trecutul trece fără rost. Am asistat mai demult la o pruncucidere. O femeie îşi aruncase nou-născutul în latrină, la fel ca o alta în 1593”, concluzionează dezamăgit omul legii.A făcut Dreptul la Academia de Poliţie, apoi Istoria la Cluj. Jurist de formaţie, a lucrat 11 ani la Investigaţii Criminale, iar acum este adjunct la Şcoala de Agenţi de Poliţie ”Septimiu Mureşan” din Cluj şi, când are timp, cercetează trecutul prin arhive şi biblioteci. Iar lucrurile interesante pe care le găseşte le spune şi altora sub forma cărţilor şi articolelor.Crima din pădurea bântuită Un astfel de exemplu este materialul publicat în volumul ”Poveşti despre Cluj”, lansat în urmă cu câteva săptămâni. Textul are la bază scrisoarea unui iezuit către superiorii săi unde este descris modul injust în care a fost rezolvată o crimă la 1582. Poliţistul căuta informaţii pentru teza de doctorat când a dat peste impresiile iezuitului Ştefan Szanto, zis Arator, într-o colecţie de documente publicate de Maria Holban, ”Călători străini despre Ţările Române”, apărute prin anii 70. Ştefan Szanto era un călugăr iezuit maghiar, trimis în 1580, la Cluj, la solicitarea principelui Transilvaniei de atunci, Ştefan Bathory, ca să consolideze Colegiul iezuit existent în oraş. Szanto petrece 4 ani la Cluj, perioada în care descrie, în corespondenţa sa cu superiorii, lumea transilvană din a doua jumătate a secolului al XV-lea.Poliţistul clujean a luat Codul Penal actual, a încercat să vadă ce pedepse erau atunci, cum se pedeapseau acestea atunci şi a alcătuit un cod virtual al infracţiunilor de odinioară. ”La omor am găsit această speţă comisă în Cluj-Mănăştur de necunoscuţi, apoi identificată în persoana celor patru ciobani, din care doi au ajuns să fie condamnaţi”, explică Gabriel Rusu (foto dreapta, credit: arhivă personală)

Source: Misterul unei crime vechi de 500 de ani, din pădurea bântuită a Clujului. Erorile au fost descifrate abia acum de un criminalist istoric | adevarul.ro

great compositions/performances: Antonin Dvorak : Serenade for String Op 22


Antonin Dvorak : Serenade for String Op 22

great compositions/performances: Willem van Twillert plays, J.S. Bach, Bist du bei mir [BWV 508], Hinsz-organ, Leens


Willem van Twillert plays, J.S. Bach, Bist du bei mir [BWV 508], Hinsz-organ, Leens

historic musical bits: F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Suite ‘Ein Sommernachtstraum’ / A Midsummer Night’s Dream Op. 61


F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Suite ‘Ein Sommernachtstraum’ / A Midsummer Night’s Dream Op. 61 (Live)

historic musical bits: Shostakovich Plays Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102


Shostakovich Plays Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102

historic musical bits: SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No.2 | E.Gilels, L.Kogan, M.Rostropovich | 1959


SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No.2 | E.Gilels, L.Kogan, M.Rostropovich | 1959

Saint of the Day for Friday, October 30th, 2015: St. Alphonsus Rodriguez


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St. Alphonsus Rodriguez

Confessor and Jay brother, also called Alonso. He was born in Segovia, Spain, on July 25, 1532, the son of a wealthy merchant, and was prepared for First Communion by Blessed Peter Favre, a friend of … continue reading

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today’s holiday: American Royal Livestock, Horse Show and Rodeo


American Royal Livestock, Horse Show and Rodeo

Also known as the American Royal, or simply the Royal, this is the oldest, and one of the largest, livestock shows and rodeos in the United States, dating back to the period just after the Civil War. The main events occur in October and November. The American Royal Rodeo is the final rodeo of the season on the professional circuit, featuring over 700 professional riders and offering more than $100,000 in prize money. There are also livestock auctions, horse and livestock shows, country music concerts, barbecue competitions, and a parade through downtown Kansas City. More… Discuss

quotation: It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

today’s birthday: Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857)


Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857)

Tourette syndrome is a rare neurological disease characterized by repetitive tics, movement disorders, uncontrolled grunts, and, occasionally, verbal obscenities. It is named for French neurologist Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who first described it in the 1880s. Apart from his clinical work, Tourette lectured on a variety of topics, including the medical and legal ramifications of mesmerism, now called hypnosis. In the 1890s, one of Tourette’s former patients shot him in the head. Why? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Orson Welles Broadcasts The War of the Worlds (1938)


Orson Welles Broadcasts The War of the Worlds (1938)

On the night before Halloween in 1938, many listeners tuned in late to Welles’ Mercury Theatre on the Air, missing the program’s introduction announcing that it would be broadcasting an adaptation of H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. The innovative format, which featured news segments reporting a Martian invasion, was so convincing that it panicked the listening public and brought national attention to Welles. What urban legends exist about what happened during the broadcast? More… Discuss

The Boston Molasses Disaster


The Boston Molasses Disaster

In January 1919, a molasses tank, containing as much as 2,300,000 gal (8,700,000 L) of molasses, exploded in Boston, sending a wave of molasses coursing through the streets at an estimated 35 mph (56km/h). The wave of molasses was so powerful that it broke the girders of nearby elevated train structures, lifted a train off its tracks, and destroyed nearby buildings. The streets were flooded with about 3 ft (1 m) of molasses, hindering rescue efforts. How many people were killed in the disaster? More… Discuss

word: physic


physic

Definition: (noun) A medicine or drug, especially a cathartic.
Synonyms: aperient, cathartic, purgative
Usage: “Affery, woman,” said Mr. Flintwinch, with a friendly grin on his expressive countenance, “if you ever have a dream of this sort again, it’ll be a sign of your being in want of physic.” Discuss.

An extensive and exhaustive and definitely correct list of everything that will give you cancer


An extensive and exhaustive and definitely correct list of everything that will give you cancer

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Photo highlights of the day: space walks and giant skulls


Photo highlights of the day: space walks and giant skulls

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Experience: I grew up in a cemetery


Experience: I grew up in a cemetery

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A real passion for pumpkins: competitive growers and carvers live for their craft


A real passion for pumpkins: competitive growers and carvers live for their craft

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Extreme haunted house: inside the real life kingdom of masochists


Extreme haunted house: inside the real life kingdom of masochists

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Texas police officer wins immunity from prosecution over fatal shooting


Texas police officer wins immunity from prosecution over fatal shooting

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Obama administration to announce small troop deployment in Syria


Obama administration to announce small troop deployment in Syria

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Polish court rejects US request to extradite Roman Polanski


Polish court rejects US request to extradite Roman Polanski

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