Monthly Archives: December 2015

today’s birthday: Rudyard Kipling (1865)


Rudyard Kipling (1865)

Kipling was raised in England but returned to his birthplace, India, as a 16-year-old journalist. He soon became famous for his stories and poetry, which often feature the heat, strife, and ennui of India and romanticize British imperialism. While in the US in the 1890s, he published The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book, stories of the boy Mowgli in the Indian jungle that have become children’s classics. In 1907, he became the first English language writer to win what award? More… Discuss

word: pirogue


pirogue

Definition: (noun) A canoe made from a hollowed tree trunk.
Synonyms: dugout canoe, dugout
Usage: Then I’ll take you some night in the pirogue when the moon shines. Discuss.

The Air France Robbery


The Air France Robbery

In the 1960s, Air France was used to transport American money exchanged in France back to the US. Once the currency reached New York’s JFK International Airport, it was locked in a secure strong room. In 1967, 23-year-old mobster Henry Hill orchestrated an audacious robbery of the Air France cargo terminal. Using a copy of the strong room key, Hill and his associates quietly stole $420,000. They raised no alarm and were never prosecuted for the crime. How did Hill procure the copied key? More… Discuss

quotation: from Wikiquote – Henri Matisse


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Quote of the day
Henri Matisse, 1913, photograph by Alvin Langdon Coburn.jpgYou study, you learn, but you guard the original naiveté. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.

France 24 : Brussels cancels New Year fireworks over terror threat


Brussels cancels New Year fireworks over terror threat

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See the #fireworks I created by blogging on #WordPressDotCom. My 2015 annual report.


See the fireworks euzicasa created by blogging on WordPress.com. Check out their 2015 annual report.

Source: See the #fireworks I created by blogging on #WordPressDotCom. My 2015 annual report.

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Cetatea FĂGĂRAŞULUI…Iarna 2015: Happy New Year


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Donald Trump says he will spend $2m a week on TV campaign ads


Donald Trump says he will spend $2m a week on TV campaign ads

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‘Historic’ flooding in Missouri and Illinois leaves at least 18 dead


‘Historic’ flooding in Missouri and Illinois leaves at least 18 dead

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US ‘spied on Binyamin Netanyahu during Iran nuclear deal talks’


US ‘spied on Binyamin Netanyahu during Iran nuclear deal talks’

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1 dead in New Hampshire crash with Secret Service agents


http://news.yahoo.com/1-dead-hampshire-crash-secret-agents-123101808.html
1 dead in New Hampshire crash with Secret Service agents

From NPR News


A ‘Celtic Curse’ Has Roots Stretching Back To The Bronze Age http://n.pr/1MFm4EK

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Old Wolf, Lakota


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La toți vizitatorii din Romania : La Mulți Ani! Doamne-ajută!


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Fox Sparrow at Horseshoe Bend


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Snowy Night, Yale University, New Haven


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Nowadluk, (Nora). Inuit.


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Scientists find hormone that controls sugar, alcohol cravings — RT News


https://www.rt.com/news/327105-liver-hormone-sugar-control/

Scientists find hormone that could stop cravings for sweets – NY Daily News


http://m.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/scientists-find-hormone-stop-cravings-sweets-article-1.2478554?utm_content=bufferf70e1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Christians Suffer Christmas Attacks From Muslims Worldwide


http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/christians-suffer-christmas-day-attacks-from-muslims-worldwide

St. Thomas Becket, Archbishop and Martyr


http://catholicexchange.com/st-thomas-becket-archbishop-and-martyr-2

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Fereastra Mică a SÂMBETEI


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Fete de la Drăguş, Țara Făgăraşului


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Un băiat şi o fată, din Romania


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St. Thomas Becket, Archbishop and Martyr


“Into Thy hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.”
http://catholicexchange.com/st-thomas-becket-archbishop-and-martyr-2

Încoronarea de la Alba Iulia- cel mai frumos moment din istoria românilor | Istorie pe scurt


http://www.istorie-pe-scurt.ro/incoronarea-de-la-alba-iulia-cel-mai-frumos-moment-din-istoria-romanilor/

Ultimele zile ale lui Vlad Țepeș. “Cum nu vii tu, Ţepeş doamne, ca punând mâna pe ei…” | Istorie pe scurt


http://www.istorie-pe-scurt.ro/ultimele-zile-ale-lui-vlad-tepes-cum-nu-vii-tu-tepes-doamne-ca-punand-mana-pe-ei/

Bătălia de la Baia sau cum i-a învățat Ștefan cel Mare pe maghiari să nu-i mai calce țara | Istorie pe scurt


http://www.istorie-pe-scurt.ro/batalia-de-la-baia-sau-cum-i-a-invatat-stefan-cel-mare-pe-maghiari-sa-nu-i-mai-calce-tara/

BBC – Travel – Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness


http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20150408-bhutans-dark-secret-to-happiness?ocid=fbtvl

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The Owl’s Wisdom


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Cetatea FĂGĂRAŞULUI, FĂGĂRAŞ


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Mount Fuji, Japan


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Munții Şureanu


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BBC News: Paris attacks: IS commanders ‘killed in US-led strikes’


Paris attacks: IS commanders ‘killed in US-led strikes’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35195219

Jason Van Dyke pleads not guilty to murdering Laquan McDonald


http://news.yahoo.com/latest-chicago-officer-charged-murder-enter-plea-071638708.html
Jason Van Dyke pleads not guilty to murdering Laquan McDonald

Breaking – France 24


http://m.france24.com/en/breaking/20151229-ten-group-members-including-jihadists-linked-paris-attacks-killed-syria-air-strikes-pentagon?ns_campaign=reseaux_sociaux&ns_source=FB&ns_mchannel=social&ns_linkname=breaking&aef_campaign_ref=partage_aef&aef_campaign_date=2015-12-29&dlvrit=1112072

BBC News: China publisher pulls ‘racy’ Tagore poems translation


China publisher pulls ‘racy’ Tagore poems translation – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-35192144

BBC News: La Familia Mexican drug cartel founder killed


La Familia Mexican drug cartel founder killed – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-35192815

BBC News: Who is behind Mexico’s drug-related violence?


Who is behind Mexico’s drug-related violence? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-10681249

BBC News: Turkey’s Erdogan: Demirtas Kurdish autonomy plea is ‘treason’


Turkey’s Erdogan: Demirtas Kurdish autonomy plea is ‘treason’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35192854

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Big Flat Morning, Missoula, Montana


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Credinta este o schimbare de conditie umana, prin alianta cu Dumnezeu. Rugati-va unii pentru altii. Iubiti-va unii pe altii. | My mind is my shelter


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Lasă gunoiul vecinului acolo unde vecinul însuşi l-a pus | My mind is my shelter


https://mymindismyshelterdotcom.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/lasa-gunoiul-vecinului-acolo-unde-vecinul-insusi-l-a-pus/

France 24 : Paris attacks: Terrorist ‘played xylophone’ during Bataclan massacre


Paris attacks: Terrorist ‘played xylophone’ during Bataclan massacre

http://f24.my/1OWoqka

BBC News: Pakistan suicide bombing kills ‘at least 22’ in Mardan


Pakistan suicide bombing kills ‘at least 22’ in Mardan – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-35192375

BBC News: Paris attack highlights Europe’s struggle with Islamism


Paris attack highlights Europe’s struggle with Islamism – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30717728

BBC News: Belgium’s jihadist networks


Belgium’s jihadist networks – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30853214

BBC News: Belgium arrests two over ‘New Year plot’


Belgium arrests two over ‘New Year plot’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35192511

Why have jihadi terrorists swapped suicide belts for AK-47s?


Why have jihadi terrorists swapped suicide belts for AK-47s?

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