Daily Archives: February 9, 2017

BBC News: US man gets 30 years for helping plot IS attack in Texas


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US man gets 30 years for helping plot IS attack in Texas – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38912559

BBC News: US says it killed 11 al-Qaeda operatives in Syria air strikes


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US says it killed 11 al-Qaeda operatives in Syria air strikes – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-38915092

BBC News: Attorney General Jeff Sessions: End migrant lawlessness


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Attorney General Jeff Sessions: End migrant lawlessness – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38923511

BBC News: Where do America’s undocumented immigrants live?


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Where do America’s undocumented immigrants live? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38914536

Melt their heart this Valentine’s Day with a Mangelsen Fine Art Photograph! “Courtship of Kings” http://mangelsen.com/the-art


Melt their heart this Valentine’s Day with a Mangelsen Fine Art Photograph! “Courtship of Kings” http://mangelsen.com/the-art

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” Madonna of Bruges ” 1501-1504 ( detail )Artist : Michelangelo Location: Church of our Lady , Bruges, Belgium


Watch “The Doors – Light my Fire (Best Live Version!)” on YouTube


THE DOORS LYRICS

“Light My Fire”

You know that it would be untrue 
You know that I would be a liar 
If I was to say to you 
Girl, we couldn’t get much higher 

Come on baby, light my fire 
Come on baby, light my fire 
Try to set the night on fire 

The time to hesitate is through 
No time to wallow in the mire 
Try now we can only lose 
And our love become a funeral pyre 

Come on baby, light my fire 
Come on baby, light my fire 
Try to set the night on fire, yeah 

The time to hesitate is through 
No time to wallow in the mire 
Try now we can only lose 
And our love become a funeral pyre 

Come on baby, light my fire 
Come on baby, light my fire 
Try to set the night on fire, yeah 

You know that it would be untrue 
You know that I would be a liar 
If I was to say to you 
Girl, we couldn’t get much higher 

Come on baby, light my fire 
Come on baby, light my fire 
Try to set the night on fire 
Try to set the night on fire 
Try to set the night on fire 
Try to set the night on fire

Watch “The Doors – Light my Fire (Best Live Version!)” on YouTube


From WIKIPEDIA: Jim Morrison (James Douglas “Jim”Morrison, who was he and what did he want?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Morrison?wprov=sfla1

James Douglas “JimMorrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singersongwriter, and poet, best remembered as the lead singer of The Doors.[1] Due to his lyrics, wild personality, performances, and the dramatic circumstances surrounding his life and death, Morrison is regarded by critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock music history.

Today’s Holiday:Thaipusam


Today’s Holiday:
Thaipusam

Thaipusam is a dramatic Hindu festival celebrated in India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and elsewhere. The day marks the victory of the god Subramaniam (Lord Murugar) over the demons, and it is a time of penance, usually involving self-mortification. In Malaysia, a statue of Subramaniam is taken from the Sri Mariamman temple and placed in a silver chariot. Then begins a grand procession to his tomb in the Batu Caves, where the statue is carried up 272 steps and placed beside the permanent statue kept there. The next day about 200,000 people begin to pay homage.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:James Whitaker Wright (1846)


Today’s Birthday:
James Whitaker Wright (1846)

The son of a poor minister, Wright went on to become an extremely wealthy mining company owner. He lived a lavish lifestyle and mingled with the social elite, giving off the appearance of a legitimate and successful businessman. Yet, when his companies collapsed in 1900, it was revealed that he had earned his fortune by defrauding investors. Convicted in 1904 of fraud, he chose to end his own life rather than serve out his prison sentence. How did he kill himself while still in the courthouse?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:John Quincy Adams Elected US President by Congress (1825)


This Day in History:
John Quincy Adams Elected US President by Congress (1825)

Without a strong party system in place, the 1824 US presidential election was based on regional, rather than party, support. Consequently, of the five candidates who ran for office, none received enough electoral votes to take office, sending the decision to the House of Representatives under the terms of the twelfth amendment. Although Andrew Jackson had earned a plurality of the popular vote, Adams was elected because, according to the Jacksonians, he had struck a “corrupt bargain” with whom?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Ralph Waldo Emerson


Quote of the Day:


Ralph Waldo Emerson



A nation never falls but by suicide.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:The Vrba-Wetzler Report


Article of the Day:
The Vrba-Wetzler Report

Two weeks after their 1944 escape from Auschwitz, Rudolf Vrba and Alfréd Wetzler met with Jewish officials in Slovakia and gave them a detailed report on the Nazi concentration camp as well as sketches of its layout, gas chambers, and crematoria. Although the report’s release to the public was controversially delayed, it was the first detailed report on Auschwitz that the Allies found credible and is credited with having saved many lives. Why did Vrba claim the report was deliberately withheld?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:smidgen


Word of the Day:
smidgen

Definition: (noun) A very small quantity or portion; a bit or mite.
Synonyms: whit, iota, scintilla, shred, tittle
Usage: He did not possess even a smidgen of courage and readily yielded his sandwich to an irate squirrel.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Dusk and Dawn by MichelangeloFlorence, ItalyItalian renaissance1520-1534


The Pottery Vendor. Arizona/New Mexico. 1908. Photo by Milton E. Porter. Source – NYPL


The Pottery Vendor. Arizona/New Mexico. 1908. Photo by Milton E. Porter. Source – NYPL

BBC News: A pure land inspired by treachery


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A pure land inspired by treachery – http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170202-a-pure-land-inspired-by-treachery

BBC News: Romania justice minister quits over corruption bill protests


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Romania justice minister quits over corruption bill protests – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38922078