Daily Archives: May 25, 2016

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My pot with flowers today No.7


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My pot with flowers today No.6


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My pot with flowers today No.5


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My Chakra Today no.4


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My Duck today No.2


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My Chakra Today no.3


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My Chakra Today no.2


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My Chakra Today no.1


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My pot with flowers today No.4


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My birds on the wire today no.2


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My pot with flowers today No.1


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My pot with flowers today No.1


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My Duck today No.1


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poem “Need a New View” by Michael Traveler, author/poet . photo by Richard Yarbrough Absaroka Mountain Range


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i need a new view
something to soothe
my aching bones
and soul

need an escape
a get-away
a place to play
and let my thoughts
just drift away
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need a chance
to step back in time
to the days when
i was just a youth
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carefree and wild
the whole world
an adventure
calling out to me
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need to kick back
let the wind drift over me
the scent of pine needles
all around me
snow-capped mountains
in the distance
tempting me
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~ poem “Need a New View” by Michael Traveler, author/poet
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photo by Richard Yarbrough of Bearlythere Images
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about Photo: This is the Absaroka Mountain Range and just happens to be not only photographer Richard Yarbrough’s stomping grounds for taking great photos like this one but also his back yard. This range is part of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness which straddles the border between Montana and Wyoming. It sits within three national forests, Gallatin, Custer and Shoshone, and is managed by the Forest Service. It’s part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and is nearly a million acres in size; 943,648 to be exact. The wilderness area contains two mountain ranges, the Beartooth Mountains and Absaroka Range.

France 24: US State Department report slams Clinton over use of private email server


US State Department report slams Clinton over use of private email server

http://f24.my/1Wj0UGM

Hillary Clinton broke government rules by using a private email server without approval while U.S. secretary of state, an internal government watchdog said on Wednesday.

The long-awaited report by the State Department inspector general was the first official audit of the controversial arrangement to be made public so far, and was also critical of department record-keeping practices before Clinton’s tenure.
It concluded that Clinton, now the front-runner in the race to become the Democratic presidential nominee, would not have been allowed to use the server in her home had she asked the department officials in charge of information security.
The report undermined Clinton’s defense of her private server. She said it was allowed and that no permission was needed, although she has since apologized for the arrangement.
The report’s highly critical findings included an account of State Department technology staff trying to internally raise concerns about the arrangement in 2010 only to be told to keep quiet by an official in Clinton’s office.
It immediately fueled Republican criticism of Clinton in an already acrimonious race. The report will also add to Democratic anxieties about voter perceptions of Clinton as untrustworthy and secretive.
Several other inquiries are continuing, including a U.S. Justice Department investigation into whether the arrangement broke laws.
The inspector general’s report cited “longstanding, systemic weaknesses” with State Department records that predated Clinton’s tenure, and found problems with the email record-keeping of some of her predecessors that failed to comply with the Federal Records Act.
But it singled out Clinton for her decision to use a private server in her home in Chappaqua, New York, for government business, apparently without seeking authorization.
“OIG found no evidence that the Secretary requested or obtained guidance or approval to conduct official business via a personal email account on her private server,” the report said, using an abbreviation for the office of inspector general.
The report said she should have discussed the arrangement with the department’s security and technology officials. Officials told the inspector general’s office that they “did not – and would not – approve her exclusive reliance on a personal email account to conduct Department business.” The reason, those officials said, is because it breached department rules and presented “security risks.”
When two lower-level information technology officials tried to raise concerns about Clinton’s email arrangement in late 2010, their supervisor in Clinton’s office instructed them “never to speak of the Secretary’s personal email system again,” the report said. Their supervisor told them that department lawyers had approved of the system, but the inspector general’s office said it found no evidence this was true.
Brian Fallon, a Clinton spokesman, said the report rebutted criticisms of Clinton made by her political opponents.
“Contrary to the false theories advanced for some time now, the report notes that her use of personal email was known to officials within the Department during her tenure, and that there is no evidence of any successful breach of the Secretary’s server,” he said in a statement.
He did not address the report’s criticism of her use of a private server, something no other secretary of state has done.
Emails sent by Colin Powell, who was secretary of state from 2001 to 2005 and the first in that role to use email, were not properly archived, the report said, noting that the rules for email in place at the time were less comprehensive than those during Clinton’s tenure.
Powell failed to keep any of his work emails, in breach of the Federal Records Act, while Clinton returned some of hers to the department two years after she left, about 30,000, though the report notes that some are missing.
Officials in the inspector general’s office interviewed John Kerry, the current secretary of state, and predecessors Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright for the report, which was released to the media by lawmakers on Wednesday. Kerry asked the inspector general to investigate after Clinton’s email arrangement came to light last year. Representatives for Powell and Rice did not respond to requests or comment.
Clinton, who served as the nation’s top diplomat from 2009 to 2013, and her deputies, including Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan and Huma Abedin, declined to be interviewed for the inspector general’s investigation, the report said.
Republicans have used Clinton’s email practice to suggest she was trying to hide government records from scrutiny under public-access laws.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement that the findings “are just the latest chapter in the long saga of Hillary Clinton’s bad judgment that broke federal rules and endangered our national security.”
Mark Toner, a State Department spokesman, said the report’s key recommendations have already been acted upon.
“As this report underscores, agencies across the Federal Government are working to adapt decades-old recordkeeping practices to the email-dominated modern era,” he said in a statement.
(REUTERS)

France 24: US State Department report slams Clinton over use of private email server


US State Department report slams Clinton over use of private email server

http://f24.my/1Wj0UGM

San Angelo Water System to Temporarily Change Method of Disinfecting Drinking Supply


http://sanangelolive.com/news/san-angelo/2016-05-24/san-angelo-water-system-temporarily-change-method-disinfecting-drinking

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Poenari Castle Citadel (Cetatea Poenari) – The castle is located on a cliff-ROMANİA


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Il museo di antichità di Torino è stato creato nel 1940 con la separazione delle collezioni egizie


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Il museo di antichità di Torino è stato creato nel 1940 con la separazione delle collezioni egizie (andate a comporre la base dell’attuale Museo egizio) e quelle greco-romane dell’allora Regio Museo di Antichità greco-romane ed egizie raccolte dai Savoia a partire dal XVI secolo.

Conserva inoltre numerose testimonianze del Piemonte antico, con le sale dedicate alla storia di Torino affacciate sui resti del teatro romano.

Il museo si compone di tre sezioni:

Collezioni: antichità cipriote, preistoriche e protostoriche, etrusche e ceramiche da Grecia e Magna Grecia.

Territorio: oggetti e reperti provenienti da scavi effettuati sul territorio regionale, con ritrovamenti attestanti il popolamento stabile del territorio piemontese dal mesolitico e paleolitico.

Torino: i ritrovamenti del territorio torinese dal periodo preistorico alla fondazione della romana Augusta Taurinorum fino all’epoca rinascimentale, approfonditi nei singoli temi attraverso l’uso di audiovisivi e sono stati ideati innovativi materiali didascalici, grafici, audio e video.

Vietnam War: Seen from two sides


Vietnam War: Seen from two sides
http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/23/asia/america-vietnam-view-vietnam-war/index.html

BBC News: Netflix and Amazon face quota on EU-made content


Netflix and Amazon face quota on EU-made content – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36378078

Photo © Keystone Hulton – Getty Images – Bus London, 1952


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Photo © Keystone Hulton – Getty Images – Bus London, 1952

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My Chakra Today no.1


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My birds on the wire today


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My pot with flowers today No.1


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My pot with flowers today No.2


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My pot with flowers today No.3


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Napoli – Museo Archeologico Nazionale


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Napoli – Museo Archeologico Na
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Case și dealuri la Balcic – Lucian Grigorescu


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Inuit girl with puppy. 1922. Alaska. Photo by Alfred M. Bailey


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Inuit girl with puppy. 1922. Alaska. Photo by Alfred M. Bailey. Source – University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center.

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 10:32-45.


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Mosaic, 6th century. Basilica di San Lorenzo, Milan.

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 10:32-45.

The disciples were on the way, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus went ahead of them. They were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. Taking the Twelve aside again, he began to tell them what was going to happen to him.
“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and hand him over to the Gentiles
who will mock him, spit upon him, scourge him, and put him to death, but after three days he will rise.”
Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”
He replied, “What do you wish (me) to do for you?”
They answered him, “Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at your left.”
Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I drink or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?”
They said to him, “We can.” Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink, you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized;
but to sit at my right or at my left is not mine to give but is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
When the ten heard this, they became indignant at James and John.
Jesus summoned them and said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over them felt.
But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant;
whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.
For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Mosaic, 6th century. Basilica di San Lorenzo, Milan.