Daily Archives: May 6, 2016

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The brits have done it this time!


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5 lucruri sunt irecuperabile in viață


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Rose-breasted Grosbeak! Taken in Brighton Mi.


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Rose-breasted Grosbeak!

Taken in Brighton Mi.

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What’s in a glass of milk?


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Playground on the site of a medieval cemetery. How to defend an Mures County after he destroyed all the bones – Stirileprotv.ro


http://m.stirileprotv.ro/lbin/mobile/index.php?article_id=3721137

California Raises its Smoking and Vaping Age to 21 | L.A. Weekly


http://www.laweekly.com/news/its-official-you-need-to-be-21-to-smoke-and-vape-in-california-6899802

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What Neuroscience Says about Free Will – Scientific American Blog Network


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/what-neuroscience-says-about-free-will/
What Neuroscience Says about Free Will
We’re convinced that it exists, but new research suggests it might be nothing more than a trick the brain plays on itself
By Adam Bear on April 28, 2016

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It happens hundreds of times a day: We press snooze on the alarm clock, we pick a shirt out of the closet, we reach for a beer in the fridge. In each case, we conceive of ourselves as free agents, consciously guiding our bodies in purposeful ways. But what does science have to say about the true source of this experience?
In a classic paper published almost 20 years ago, the psychologists Dan Wegner and Thalia Wheatley made a revolutionary proposal: The experience of intentionally willing an action, they suggested, is often nothing more than a post hoc causal inference that our thoughts caused some behavior. The feeling itself, however, plays no causal role in producing that behavior. This could sometimes lead us to think we made a choice when we actually didn’t or think we made a different choice than we actually did.
But there’s a mystery here. Suppose, as Wegner and Wheatley propose, that we observe ourselves (unconsciously) perform some action, like picking out a box of cereal in the grocery store, and then only afterwards come to infer that we did this intentionally. If this is the true sequence of events, how could we be deceived into believing that we had intentionally made our choice before the consequences of this action were observed? This explanation for how we think of our agency would seem to require supernatural backwards causation, with our experience of conscious will being both a product and an apparent cause of behavior.
In a study just published in Psychological Science, Paul Bloom and I explore a radical—but non-magical—solution to this puzzle. Perhaps in the very moments that we experience a choice, our minds are rewriting history, fooling us into thinking that this choice—that was actually completed after its consequences were subconsciously perceived—was a choice that we had made all along.
Though the precise way in which the mind could do this is still not fully understood, similar phenomena have been documented elsewhere. For example, we see the apparent motion of a dot before seeing that dot reach its destination, and we feel phantom touches moving up our arm before feeling an actual touch further up our arm. “Postdictive” illusions of this sort are typically explained by noting that there’s a delay in the time it takes information out in the world to reach conscious awareness: Because it lags slightly behind reality, consciousness can “anticipate” future events that haven’t yet entered awareness, but have been encoded subconsciously, allowing for an illusion in which the experienced future alters the experienced past.
In one of our studies, participants were repeatedly presented with five white circles in random locations on a computer monitor and were asked to quickly choose one of the circles in their head before one lit up red. If a circle turned red so fast that they didn’t feel like they were able to complete their choice, participants could indicate that they ran out of time. Otherwise, they indicated whether they had chosen the red circle (before it turned red) or had chosen a different circle. We explored how likely people were to report a successful prediction among these instances in which they believed that they had time to make a choice.
Unbeknownst to participants, the circle that lit up red on each trial of the experiment was selected completely randomly by our computer script. Hence, if participants were truly completing their choices when they claimed to be completing them—before one of the circles turned red—they should have chosen the red circle on approximately 1 in 5 trials. Yet participants’ reported performance deviated unrealistically far from this 20% probability, exceeding 30% when a circle turned red especially quickly. This pattern of responding suggests that participants’ minds had sometimes swapped the order of events in conscious awareness, creating an illusion that a choice had preceded the color change when, in fact, it was biased by it.
Importantly, participants’ reported choice of the red circle dropped down near 20% when the delay for a circle to turn red was long enough that the subconscious mind could no longer play this trick in consciousness and get wind of the color change before a conscious choice was completed. This result ensured that participants weren’t simply trying to deceive us (or themselves) about their prediction abilities or just liked reporting that they were correct.
In fact, the people who showed our time-dependent illusion were often completely unaware of their above-chance performance when asked about it in debriefing after the experiment was over. Moreover, in a related experiment, we found that the bias to choose correctly was not driven by confusion or uncertainty about what was chosen: Even when participants were highly confident in their choice, they showed a tendency to “choose” correctly at an impossibly high rate.
Taken together, these findings suggest that we may be systematically misled about how we make choices, even when we have strong intuitions to the contrary. Why, though, would our minds fool us in such a seemingly silly way in the first place? Wouldn’t this illusion wreak havoc on our mental lives and behavior? 
Maybe not. Perhaps the illusion can simply be explained by appeal to limits in the brain’s perceptual processing, which only messes up at the very short time scales measured in our (or similar) experiments and which are unlikely to affect us in the real world.
A more speculative possibility is that our minds are designed to distort our perception of choice and that this distortion is an important feature (not simply a bug) of our cognitive machinery. For example, if the experience of choice is a kind of causal inference, as Wegner and Wheatley suggest, then swapping the order of choice and action in conscious awareness may aid in the understanding that we are physical beings who can produce effects out in the world. More broadly, this illusion may be central to developing a belief in free will and, in turn, motivating punishment.
Yet, whether or not there are advantages to believing we’re more in control of our lives than we actually are, it’s clear that the illusion can go too far. While a quarter-of-a-second distortion in time experience may be no big deal, distortions at longer delays—which might plague people with mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder—could substantially and harmfully warp people’s fundamental views about the world. People with such illnesses may begin to believe that they can control the weather or that they have an uncanny ability to predict other people’s behavior. In extreme cases, they may even conclude that they have god-like powers.
It remains to be seen just how much the postdictive illusion of choice that we observe in our experiments connects to these weightier aspects of daily life and mental illness. The illusion may only apply to a small set of our choices that are made quickly and without too much thought. Or it may be pervasive and ubiquitous—governing all aspects of our behavior, from our most minute to our most important decisions. Most likely, the truth lies somewhere in between these extremes. Whatever the case may be, our studies add to a growing body of work suggesting that even our most seemingly ironclad beliefs about our own agency and conscious experience can be dead wrong.
The views expressed are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.
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Adam Bear
Adam Bear is a Ph.D. candidate in psychology at Yale. His research focuses on the relationship between conscious and unconscious processes in the mind

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The most beautiful necklace a mother can wear…


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Purple Spring, by Alan M


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Purple Spring, by Alan M.

From Chris Terhes: comentariu la adresa scandalului privind lipsa de sanitarizare a spitalelor (Ce rușine națională)


In Bucuresti se striga “vrem sanatate, nu securitate”.

Cei din presa au vina morala ca au ascuns romanilor situatia din tara. V-au mintit si intoxicat ca serviciile va apara, cand serviciile sunt principala cauza nu doar a coruptiei si stagnarii Romaniei, dar a intoarcerii acesteia la vremuri totalitare.

In contextul in care acum ies la iveala chestiuni de viata si moarte din spitale, zeci de mii de oameni infectati in spitale din cauza apei chioare pe post de dezinfectant, vad un grup de asa-zisi jurnalisti care canta din trompeta ca are loc o “restauratie” si ca va crapa justitia.

Da, o “restauratie” are loc, insa nu-i la timpul lui Nastase ci a lui Ceausescu.
Justitia nu mai are ce sa crape, pentru ca in Romania nu e o justitie specifica unui stat de drept, ci una specifica unui stat totalitar. Din 2004 va tot mint respectivii din presa: ca anticoruptia, ca serviciile, ca justitia, dar vedeti acum ca NIMENI nu i-a luat pe astia cu apa chioara din spitale la rost.

Chiar si atunci cand s-au facut plangeri la DNA si DIICOT, plangerile au fost clasate.

Nici o tara controlata de servicii nu s-a dezvoltat, iar Romania este cel mai bun exemplu.

Ar fi timpul sa se revina la normalitate, adica societatea sa fie eliberata de servicii, care sa se retraga din campul tactic al justitiei, economiei, societatii civile, presei si sa se ocupe de chestiuni ce tin de munca lor specifica.

In Romania s-a ajuns acum ca serviciile sa fie o amenintare la siguranta si securitatea Romaniei.

Playground on the site of a medieval cemetery. How to defend an Mures County after he destroyed all the bones – Stirileprotv.ro


http://m.stirileprotv.ro/lbin/mobile/index.php?article_id=3721137

Reportaj protv despre osuarul medieval de la Saschiz distrus laolaltă cu cantitatea uriașă de oase de un localnic iresponsabil. Sper să i se facă dosar penal. Omul stia foarte bine ce are în curte. Pe mine m-a lăsat să fac poze în urmă cu 4 ani. Între timp și-a distrus printr-o restaurare mizerabilă minunata casă săsească iar pasul II a fost nivelarea micului deal pe care fusese capela-osuar și cimitirul medieval. Există cumva pedeapsă ȘI pentru profanare de oseminte umane? pe lângă cea de distrugere a unui monument medieval dintr-un sit UNESCO? Aș vrea ca acest om nesimțit să plătească iar media să popularizeze acest lucru. O să urmăresc cu atenție această situație. http://stirileprotv.ro/stiri/actualitate/teren-de-joaca-pe-locul-unui-cimitir-medieval-cum-se-apara-un-muresean-dupa-ce-a-distrus-toate-osemintele.html

Presedintele Uruguayului in perioada martie 2010 – martie 2015, considerat cel mai sarac sef de stat din lume.


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Presedintele Uruguayului in perioada martie 2010 – martie 2015, considerat cel mai sarac sef de stat din lume.
“Întotdeauna poţi să te ridici din nou. Întotdeuna merită să ȋncepi ceva de la zero, chiar şi de o mie de ori, atȃta timp cȃt ȋncă trăieşti. Aceasta este cea mai mare lecţie a vieţii! Cu alte cuvinte nu ai cum să fii ȋnvins, atȃta timp cȃt nu renunţi la luptă. A renunţa la luptă, ȋnseamnă a renunţa la visul tău. A lupta, a visa, a fi la pămȃnt, a te confrunta cu realitatea, este ceea ce oferă semnificaţie existenţei, a vieţilor pe care le trăim. Nu poţi să-ţi trăieşti viaţa cultivȃnd ura, şi nu poţi  să-ţi trăieşi viaţa ȋnvȃrtindu-te ȋn cerc. Durerea pe care eu am cunoscut-o ȋn această viaţă, nu mi-o va vindeca nimeni. Nimeni nu o poate lua ȋnapoi. Trebuie să ȋnveţi să-ţi bandajezi rănile, şi să ȋnveţi să mergi spre viitor.
https://bloguluitanase.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/sfaturi-de-viata/

The Land That Time Forgot… Dinosaur trees (i.e. Coreopsis gigantea) in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu.


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The Land That Time Forgot…
Dinosaur trees (i.e. Coreopsis gigantea) in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu.

“When my son, with severe autism, is in a crowded classroom under fluorescent lighting…


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“When my son, with severe autism, is in a crowded classroom under fluorescent lighting, he may run around the room hands over his ears, too distracted and dys-regulated to focus. When in the Santa Monica Mountains, he can lead his classmates, effortlessly, on every trail. An outsider watching my son in his classroom would deem him low functioning. In the outdoors, he would be called the leader.” – Elaine Hall  (Huffington Post)

Santa Monica Mountains is an environment where people can truly be themselves, thriving to become what no one ever imagined they could.

Church Rock. Monticello, Utah Driving along US 191


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Church Rock.
Monticello, Utah
Driving along US 191

From CNN : This is Russia’s military might in Syria


This is Russia’s military might in Syria
http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/06/middleeast/pleitgen-russia-military-syria/index.html

France 24 : US House speaker not ready to back Trump


US House speaker not ready to back Trump

“To be perfectly candid with you, I’m not ready to do that yet,” Ryan told CNN in a bombshell interview that heightened concerns about whether conservatives will be able to rally around Trump in his expected matchup against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012, stressed that he hoped he would be able to support Trump in the future, provided the brash billionaire is able to show leadership in unifying the party.
“He’s got some work to do,” Ryan said, noting that the burden was on Trump to begin the healing process after a brutal primary campaign and Trump’s long string of insulting remarks.
Ryan has expressed criticism of Trump before. But Thursday’s comments were all the more startling because Trump has now emerged as the party’s standard bearer and Ryan, as speaker of the House of Representatives, will oversee the Republican presidential nominating convention in July.
“I think that he needs to do more to unify the party… then to go forward and appeal to all Americans from every walk of life and background, and a majority of independents,” Ryan said.
He insisted, however, that no Republicans should support Clinton—as several have pledged to do after Trump’s rivals dropped out.
“To be the party and climb the final hill and win, we need a standardbearer that can unify all—all conservatives and the wings of the party—and then go to the country with an appealing agenda,” he said. “The nominee has to lead in that effort.”
Both Bush presidents—George H.W. Bush and his son George W. Bush—have signalled they will not endorse Trump in 2016, while Mitt Romney, the 2012 nominee on the ticket with Ryan, is reportedly not going to attend the Republican convention.
(AFP)
http://f24.my/1SSbyye

France 24 : Sarkozy denies French expats electronic vote in primary


Sarkozy denies French expats electronic vote in primary

C In a meeting that was not attended by the other presidential hopefuls, Sarkozy ordered that French expatriates could only vote by a paper ballot, just like citizens in mainland France.
While expats may still be able to vote at consulates and embassies in their countries of residence, the independent authority in charge of the vote has warned that organising this in such a short time frame may not be possible.
“How can it be that someone living in the [rural] Somme region should have to drive 40 kilometres to cast his vote, yet a golden boy in New York just has to press a button?” Sarkozy told French daily L’Opinion.
The authority in charge of regulating the primary said on Wednesday it was contesting the decision, warning of “the difficulties inherent in organising” overseas voting for the two-round election being held on November 22 and 29 – both Sundays.
“The provision of diplomatic and consular posts for the establishment of polling stations does not seem possible,” it said in a statement.
‘Incomprehensible and unacceptable’
Polls show that Bordeaux mayor Alain Juppé is the favourite among French voters to win the 2017 election, and is Sarkozy’s closest rival to take the right-wing nomination.
Sarkozy will also be battling other heavyweights like former prime minister François Fillon and former agriculture minister Bruno Le Maire, among others.
Sarkozy’s bid to deny the estimated 1.2 million registered French citizens living abroad (seen as largely pro-Juppé) their chance to vote was met with consternation by the other candidates.
Many called for the independent governing authority to block Sarkozy’s decision.
“It is as incomprehensible as it is unacceptable,” Juppé’s campaign spokesman told AFP.
Bruno Le Maire declared that “the only way French citizens abroad can vote is electronically” and called on the governing authority to annul Sarkozy’s decision.
François Fillon added: “No modification of the rules can be allowed without the consultation of the governing authority, and I will defend to the last the right of all French citizens to participate in this democratic exercise.”
(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

http://f24.my/1WL9Ljp

BBC News: Turkey’s Erdogan takes tough EU line after PM quits


Turkey’s Erdogan takes tough EU line after PM quits – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36229468

France 24 : Israel launches airstrikes on four Hamas targets in Gaza


Israel launches airstrikes on four Hamas targets in Gaza

http://f24.my/1SQCL4n

In a statement, the military said it hit “terrorist infrastructure sites” early Thursday belonging to Hamas, the Islamic militant group which rules Gaza. The Gaza Health Ministry said three children and a 65-year-old Palestinian suffered light-to-moderate injuries in an airstrike that hit a metal workshop in Gaza City.
Workshop owner Hassan Hassanin said his well-digging truck, which he said was only one in Gaza that can reach a depth of 37 meters, was hit.
“Why this was bombed? I don’t know why. I don’t pose any threat to Israel’s security. Israel itself knows this machine, what does it do and what its capabilities are. It doesn’t pose any danger to security,” he said.
Palestinian media said an Islamic Jihad militant group outpost was also targeted.
Israel struck five other Hamas targets Wednesday, responding to a mortar shell launched toward Israeli forces near the Gaza Strip. The army said no soldiers were harmed. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner called it the “most serious” escalation since the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. More than 2,200 Palestinians, about two-thirds of them civilians, were killed in the 50-day summer war. On the Israeli side, 66 soldiers and seven civilians were killed.
Last month, Israel discovered and destroyed a tunnel dug from Gaza into Israel – the first to be found since the 2014 war. That discovery sparked concerns in Israel that Hamas was rebuilding its underground tunnel network in preparation for another conflagration. In 2014, Israel destroyed more than 30 tunnels Hamas had dug under the border.
Israel and Hamas have largely observed a cease-fire since the 2014 war, but other militant groups also operate in Gaza. Israel says it holds Hamas responsible for any attacks out of the territory.
The escalation comes amid a months-long wave of violence that has seen near-daily attacks by Palestinians, mostly stabbings, which have killed 28 Israelis and two Americans. Some 193 Palestinians have been killed, most said by Israel to have been attackers and the rest killed in clashes with Israeli forces.
(AP)

BBC News: US election: Jeb Bush refuses to back Donald Trump


US election: Jeb Bush refuses to back Donald Trump – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-36234318

Iubirile sfâşietoare ale prinţesei Martha Bibescu, măritată la 16 ani: „A da o virgină pe mâna unui bărbat e ca şi când ai da un Stradivarius unei maimuţe“ | Historia


http://www.historia.ro/exclusiv_web/general/articol/iubirile-sfasietoare-ale-printesei-martha-bibescu-maritata-16-ani-da-o

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Martha Bibescu a crezut că fericirea nu poate exista în lipsa iluziei iubirii. Una dintre cele mai fascinante personalităţi ale aristocraţiei din secolul trecut a căutat toată viaţa iubirea şi a trecut printr-un lung şir de eşecuri amoroase. Romancieră, poetă şi om politic, Martha Bibescu a fost una dintre cele mai distinse personalităţi ale aristocraţiei secolulului al XX-lea.

În spatele personalităţii care a fascinat oameni importanţi, de la poetul Rainer Maria Rilke până la preşedintele Charles de Gaulle, a stat o femeie foarte frumoasă, înzestrată cu toate atuurile unei adevărate prinţese. Faptul că a fost o femeie frumoasă, inteligentă, elegantă, talentată, sensibilă şi bogată nu i-a asigurat însă Marthei Bibescu şi fericirea despre care a crezut toată viaţa că nu poate exista în lipsa ”iluziei iubirii”. În căutarea ”iluziei iubirii”, Martha a trecut printr-un lung şir de poveşti de dragoste , cele mai multe soldate cu eşecuri sentimentale. Frumuseţea Marthei, aflată la vremea adolescenţei, l-a vrăjit de timpuriu pe prinţul George Valentin Bibescu. La doar 14 ani Martha s-a logodit cu prinţul Bibescu care avea 16 ani. Căsătoria s-a făcut cu dispensă de la Vatican, Martha fiind catolică.

„Nu merită să cauţi fericirea în căsătorie, sigur nu o vei găsi”

”A da o virgină pe mâna unui bărbat este ca şi când ai da un Stradivarius pe mâna unei maimuţe“, a fost concluzia pe care avea să o tragă prinţesa, la vremea memoriilor, despre căsătoria din adolescenţă. Deşi devenită prinţesă în acte, viaţa de care a avut parte Martha Bibescu alături de soţ nu a fost deloc una de prinţesă. A devenit mamă la doar 17 ani, dând naştere unei fetiţe, Valentina. Medicii i-au recomandat repaos sexual doi ani, după naşterea la vârsta adolescenţei. Prinţul George Bibescu s-a consolat într-un lung şir de infidelităţi care au alimentat bârfele epocii. Despre soţul infidel, căruia i-a rămas alături toată viaţa, Martha scria: „A crezut toată viaţa că e suficient să existe pentru a fi iubit, nu i-a trecut niciodată prin minte să ofere şi el ceva în schimb.“ Iar despre căsătorie, concluzia de mai târziu a frumoasei scriitoare a fost: „Nu merită să cauţi fericirea în căsătorie, sigur nu o vei găsi”.

Se spune că, la 17 ani, tânăra nevastă a lui George Bibescu a făcut o pasiune pentru vărul acestuia, Emanuel Bibescu, un bărbat inteligent, cel care i l-a prezentat pe Marcel Proust. Emanuel ar fi respins-o pe prinţesă, îndemnând-o să-şi vadă de viaţa de familie şi să respecte statutul de nevastă. Experienţa primei iubiri extraconjugale neîmplinite a fost una dureroasă pentru frumoasa prinţesă care, aşa cum avea să noteze mai târziu în jurnale, a înţeles că e mai bine să se facă iubită, decât să caute în permanenţă un bărbat care să îi merite dragostea.

”Domnind peste el, domnesc peste un imperiu”

Martha Bibescu, măritată la 14 ani şi devenită mamă la 17 ani, l-a vrăjit pe prinţul Wilhelm, moştenitorul tronului Germaniei, în 1909. Se spune că prinţul german i-a scris lui George Bibescu pentru a îi cere permisiunea să corespondeze cu soţia sa, numind-o „cea mai frumoasă şi mai inteligentă femeie din România”. Adoraţia prinţului a fost încurajată de Martha care, nota flatată în jurnal „Domnind peste el, domnesc peste un imperiu”. În ciuda cadourilor şi a iubirii înflăcărate declarate de moştenitorul tronului Germaniei, se spune că Martha nu s-ar fi îndrăgosit cu adevărat de el.

Francezul Charles Louis

În vreme ce prinţul Bibescu îşi căuta fericirea în afara căsniciei cu Martha, prinţesa a căutat şi ea dragostea în braţele francezului Charles Louis de Beauvau Craon, unul dintre cei mai râvniţi burlaci ai Franţei. A început o relaţie furtunoasă de iubire cu amanul francez care a ajuns să o ameninţe cu sinuciderea şi i-a cerut să divorţeze de Bibescu. Mama lui Charles Louis a intervenit între cei doi amorezi şi a făcut tot posibilul să-i despartă. Charles Louis a acceptat până la urmă o logodnă aranjată de mama sa, însă gândul i-a rămas la Martha. Cei doi s-au despărţit şi s-au împăcat de mai multe ori. Indecisă între insistenţele amantului, care îi cere o viaţă împreună, şi insistenţele soacrei care o imploră să nu-şi părăsească soţul, Martha s-a retras o vreme la mănăstirea din Alger. Nu a divorţat.

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A Voter’s Guide to Hillary Clinton’s Policies in Latin America | The Nation


http://www.thenation.com/article/a-voters-guide-to-hillary-clintons-policies-in-latin-america/

Watch “Antony & The Jonsons – River of Sorrow (HQ) + lyrics” on YouTube


ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS

River of Sorrow

There is a black river
It passes by my window
And late at night
All dolled up like Christ
I walk the water
Between the
Oh
River of sorrow
River of time, river
River of sorrow
Don’t swallow this time

For we all know the baby has expired
Long ago she was pulled from the mire
And no precious liar or well-wisher
Can return the love that was stolen

Oh
River of sorrow
River of time, river
River of sorrow
Don’t swallow this time

Can you see the light
At the end of the dark passageway
Take me wit you towads this light
Into the darkness passing over the faces in the river
Hear me!
I’m whispering in your ear!

Oh
River of sorrow
Oh, river of time
River of sorrow
Don’t swallow this time

Oh
River of sorrow
Oh, river of time
River of sorrow
Don’t swallow this time

Watch “Antony & The Jonsons – River of Sorrow (HQ) + lyrics” on YouTube


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What every US state is the worst at


https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/what-every-us-state-is-the-worst-at

The most important issue of the century (I’d say:grt a life!): North Carolina says it will defy Justice Department over LGBT law: ‘We’re not going to get bullied’ – LA Times


http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-north-carolina-doj-20160505-story.html

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Manatee mother Alice anf her young calf. SLICE IS EASILY RECOGNIZABLE BY THE SCARS FROM MOTORBOAT PROPELLERS


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Best Job Ever: Mapping “California’s Galápagos” | National Geographic (blogs)


http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/05/05/best-job-ever-mapping-californias-farallon-national-wildlife-refuge/

Welcome to May 5th…Mexican (not latino) style: Hillary Clinton’s Cinco de Mayo Visit to Los Angeles Attracts Latino Protesters | L.A. Weekly


http://www.laweekly.com/news/hillary-clintons-cinco-de-mayo-visit-to-la-attracts-latino-protesters-6899759
Where demoncracy goes all the way to MEXICO CITY, SND THROUGHOUT THE AMERICAS: WHAT A SHAME!  STOP THEM AT THE BORDER!

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Zi frumoasă la Făgăraş…


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My cactus flower night of glory…


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Watch “Comptine Quand trois poules vont aux champs HD” on YouTube


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A Mother’s Touch…what an inspirational photo!


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A Mother’s Touch ❤❤

NU-TI UITA ISTORIA… La 6 mai 1600, Mihai Viteazul il alunga pe Ieremia Movila, domnul Moldovei, reusind astfel sa uneasca cele 3 voivodate romane, Tara Romaneasca, Moldova si Transilvania sub o singura coroana


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NU-TI UITA ISTORIA…

La 6 mai 1600, Mihai Viteazul il alunga pe Ieremia Movila, domnul Moldovei, reusind astfel sa uneasca cele 3 voivodate romane, Tara Romaneasca, Moldova si Transilvania sub o singura coroana, a sa. Astfel se infaptuieste prima unire din istoria Romaniei .
“Şi hotarul Ardealului
pohta ce-am pohtit
Moldova şi Ţara Românească”.

La Vulcanii noroiosi Berca_Buzau 1980_2


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La Vulcanii noroiosi Berca_Buzau 1980_2