Daily Archives: May 11, 2017

Awesome: Watch “Emily Bett Rickards Workout Routine | Training For Arrow” on YouTube

Watch “Arrow Girls On John Barrowman Bathroom Pranks” on YouTube

Best Classical Music: Watch “The Sunken Cathedral – La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy” on YouTube

Willa_Holland is Thea in Arrow (B&W CRAYON SKETCH)

Willa_Holland is Thea in Arrow (B&W CRAYON SKETCH)

Reverie diurnă (color crayon sketch)

Reverie diurnă (color crayon sketch)

Amiază liniștită la port o call (color crayon sketch)

Amiază liniștită la port o call (color crayon sketch)

Când se lasă peste munte înserarea (aquarelle)

Când se lasă peste munte înserarea (aquarelle

Apus de soare cu cactuși (aquarelle)

Apus de soare cu cactuși (aquarelle)

BBC News: FBI acting boss Andrew McCabe stands by Russia probe

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

FBI acting boss Andrew McCabe stands by Russia probe – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39886496

From Wikipedia :  2016–17 Turkish purges


The 2016–17 Turkish purgesare an ongoing series ofpurges by the government ofTurkey enabled by a state of emergency in reaction to the15 July failed coup d’état. After the immediate arrest of military personnel accused of making the coup attempt, arrests were expanded to include further elements of the Turkish military service, as well as various civil servantsand private businesses. These later actions, reflecting a power struggle between secularist and Islamistpolitical elites in Turkey,which began to be known as a purge, affected people who were not active in nor aware of the coup as it happened, but who were alleged to be connected with the Gülen movement, a group which the government blames for the coup.

Today’s Holiday:Lemuralia

Today’s Holiday:

In ancient Rome the lemures were the ghosts of the family’s dead, who were considered to be troublesome and therefore had to be exorcized on a regular basis. The Lemuralia or Lemuria was a yearly festival held on the 9th, 11th, and 13th of May to get rid of the lemures. Participants walked barefoot, cleansed their hands three times, and threw black beans behind them nine times to appease the spirits of the dead. On the third day of the festival, a merchants’ festival was held to ensure a prosperous year for business More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Salvador Dalí (1904)

Today’s Birthday:
Salvador Dalí (1904)

Dalí was a Spanish painter whose striking images and eccentric personality made him the world’s most recognized surrealist artist. Influenced by the theories and dream studies of Sigmund Freud, he painted nightmarishly absurd scenes in precise, realistic detail, creating worlds in which everyday objects are deformed or metamorphosed in strange ways. In his most famous work, The Persistence of Memory, limp watches melt in an eerie landscape. Which candy brand’s logo was designed by Dalí? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:The Pullman Strike Begins (1894)

This Day in History:
The Pullman Strike Begins (1894)

The Pullman Strike was a strike of about 50,000 US rail workers. It was initiated after the Pullman railcar company cut wages by 25%, yet kept rents high in the company-owned town where workers lived. The company refused arbitration, and the railway union called for a strike and nationwide boycott. Sympathy strikes followed in 27 states. In July, the president dispatched troops, who clashed with workers and broke the strike. The troops were sent in after workers halted trains carrying what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Charlotte Bronte

Quote of the Day:
Charlotte Bronte

You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person’s strength. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Michael Malloy: The Man Who Would Not Die

Article of the Day:
Michael Malloy: The Man Who Would Not Die

In New York City in 1933, five men took out three life-insurance policies on an alcoholic vagrant named Michael Malloy in the hopes of hastening his death and receiving the payout. One of the men owned a speakeasy and gave Malloy unlimited credit, but the vagrant drank all day without effect. He even survived when they replaced his liquor with various poisons, fed him carpet tacks and metal shavings, attempted to freeze him to death, and hit him with a car. What finally killed Michael Malloy? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:in the same mold

Idiom of the Day:
in the same mold

Of or in the same or similar style, fashion, or manner. Primarily heard in US. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:penury

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) Extreme want or poverty; destitution.
Synonyms: indigence, pauperism, beggary, need
Usage: Fyne did not know what it might mean to be suddenly reduced from riches to absolute penury.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch