Daily Archives: June 22, 2017

Libertatea este sănătatea sufletului._______Voltaire


Libertatea este sănătatea sufletului.

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Voltaire

Gânduri:  “Există un spectacol mai mare decât întinsul mării: cerul. Există şi un spectacol mai mare decât cerul: sufletul omenesc.”


Gânduri:  “Există un spectacol mai mare decât întinsul mării: cerul. Există şi un spectacol mai mare decât cerul: sufletul omenesc.”

Gânduri: “Nimic durabil nu se poate întemeia pe indiferenţă.”______________Octavian Paler


Gânduri: “Nimic durabil nu se poate întemeia pe indiferenţă.”

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Octavian Paler

De maci și multe alte flori de câmp 


De maci și multe alte flori de câmp 

Watch “Leonard Cohen – To Love Somebody (live 1980)” on YouTube


Watch “Leonard Cohen – Sound Of Silence” on YouTube


Watch “Leonard Cohen’s Elegy For Janis Joplin – Chelsea Hotel #1” on YouTube


Watch “Janis Joplin~ (early recording) St. James Infirmary Blues” on YouTube


Watch “George E. Lee’s Novelty Singing Orch. – St James Infirmary” on YouTube


Skip the Gym | 8fit


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France 24 :  In shift to ‘realpolitik’, Macron drops French calls to oust Assad


In shift to ‘realpolitik’, Macron drops French calls to oust Assad

President Emmanuel Macron has said France no longer sees Bashar al-Assad’s departure as a pre-condition to resolving the Syrian conflict, ending his predecessor’s intransigent stance on the “Butcher of Damascus”.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170622-macron-opts-realpolitik-drops-french-calls-oust-assad

BBC News: Senate Republicans unveil healthcare bill


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

Senate Republicans unveil healthcare bill – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40372123

BBC News: Grenfell Tower: Seven high rises ‘fail fire-risk tests’ too much nobility= very little humanity!


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

Grenfell Tower: Seven high rises ‘fail fire-risk tests’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40366646

Today’s Holiday: Lajkonik


Today’s Holiday:
Lajkonik

The most popular folk festival in Kraków, Poland, Lajkonik is believed to commemorate the horseman who carried the news of the Tartar defeat during the 13th-century Tartar invasions. A bearded horseman in oriental costume riding a richly draped wooden hobby-horse—the Lajkonik—collects money from the crowds lining the streets, tapping each donor with his rod to bring them good luck. Eventually he ends up in the market square, where he dances for the assembled dignitaries and receives from them a sack of money and a glass of wine, which he consumes after toasting the well-being of the city. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: John Herbert Dillinger, Jr. (1903)


Today’s Birthday:
John Herbert Dillinger, Jr. (1903)

Raised in Indiana by a widowed father, Dillinger served a prison term for attempted robbery, then organized a gang and terrorized the Midwest in 1933. He became one of the most notorious criminals in the US. The infamous bank robber escaped jail twice, was involved in 16 killings, and was declared “public enemy number one” before being killed on a Chicago street by FBI agents at the age of 31. He was so well-known that at the scene of his death, bystanders collected what macabre souvenirs? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Kodak Announces Discontinuation of Kodachrome Film (2009)


This Day in History:
Kodak Announces Discontinuation of Kodachrome Film (2009)

Manufactured by Kodak from 1935 to 2009, Kodachrome was the first commercially successful color film and was used to capture some of the most iconic images of the late 20th century. The film was known for its stability—if stored properly, it could be developed decades after being exposed and would retain its color and density for decades. Yet, advances in digital photography and the development of competing films considerably reduced demand. What famous images were recorded on Kodachrome? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Miguel de Cervantes


Quote of the Day:
Miguel de Cervantes

To retire is not to flee, and there is no wisdom in waiting when danger outweighs hope, and it is the part of wise men to preserve themselves to-day for to-morrow, and not risk all in one day. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: AK-47s


Article of the Day:
AK-47s

Designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1947, the AK-47 is an assault rifle that was used in most Eastern bloc countries during the Cold War. Due to its durability and ease of use, it remains the most widely used assault rifle in the world. Although only one factory holds the patent, nearly one million AK-47s are manufactured illegally each year, and many are smuggled and sold to governments, rebels, criminals, and civilians. An AK-47 appears on what country’s flag and coat of arms? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: at a (single) stroke


Idiom of the Day:
at a (single) stroke

All at once, with a single decisive or powerful action. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: coltish


Word of the Day:
coltish

Definition: (adjective) Lively and playful; frisky.
Synonyms: frolicky, frolicsome, rollicking, sportive
Usage: The substitute teacher found himself entirely overwhelmed by the energetic seventh-graders, whose coltish antics disrupted the lesson time and time again.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch