Daily Archives: November 1, 2017

Watch “President Trump on New York Terrorist Attack (C-SPAN)” on YouTube


President Trump on New York Terrorist Attack (C-SPAN)

Published on Nov 1, 2017

President Trump: “We have to come up with punishment that is far quicker and far greater than the punishment these animals are getting right now.” He also says, “We need quick justice and we need strong justice. Much quicker and much stronger than we have right now, ’cause what we have right now is a joke and a laughingstock. And no wonder so much of this stuff takes place.” Full video here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?436675-…

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Check out my brain profile on The Free Dictionary:


Check out my brain profile on The Free Dictionary: http://secure.thefreedictionary.com/user/George_Bost

Download the application from Google Play and use it for free. Customise it as you wish. Isn’t this marvelous?

Today’s Holiday: Haile Selassie’s Coronation Day


Today’s Holiday:
Haile Selassie’s Coronation Day

The Rastafarians of Jamaica worship Haile Selassie I, “Might of the Trinity.” His original name was Tafari Makonnen, and he was emperor of Ethiopia under the name Ras (meaning “Prince”) Tafari. Rastafarians consider the Ethiopian emperor the Messiah and son of God, and the champion of their race. The Rastafarians’ most important celebration is the anniversary of Haile Selassie’s Coronation Day, which occurred on November 2, 1930. The dedication of babies to Ras Tafari, recitations, and singing are typically part of the celebrations on this day. More…
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Today’s Birthday: James Knox Polk (1795)


Today’s Birthday:
James Knox Polk (1795)

A native southerner and friend of Andrew Jackson, Polk was elected president of the US in 1845. During his administration, the US made large territorial gains. Polk peacefully negotiated the Oregon border dispute with Britain, while the US victory in the Mexican War secured much of the West. Though an efficient and competent president, Polk was exhausted by the time he left office, and he died three months later. Despite his happy marriage, he had no children. What likely rendered him sterile? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: First Major Internet-Distributed Computer


This Day in History:
First Major Internet-Distributed Computer

Worm Launched (1988)
In 1988, Cornell University student Robert Morris launched a program supposedly aimed at measuring the size of the Internet. He had designed the ostensibly harmless program to count the computers connected to the small but growing Web by copying itself to each unit. Due to a design flaw, however, the program spread wildly, repeatedly copying itself to some computers and rendering them useless. A large part of the Internet was affected by the so-called Morris worm. What was Morris’s punishment? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: John F. Kennedy


Quote of the Day:
John F. Kennedy

Civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Kalash


Article of the Day:
The Kalash

Approximately 3,000 members of the Kalash people currently inhabit the isolated mountain valleys of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. The Kalash belief system differs drastically from those of surrounding ethnic groups and is said to be the last untouched representative of Indo-European mythology. Genetic testing has indicated that the Kalash are a distinct and perhaps aboriginal population. What is unique about their language? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: breach of etiquette


Idiom of the Day:
breach of etiquette

A violation of established social norms or expectations, especially as relates to polite society or specific professions. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: regurgitate


Word of the Day:
regurgitate

Definition: (verb) Repeat after memorization.
Synonyms: reproduce
Usage: In order to score well on the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Somewhere in time with lyrics” on YouTube


There are special things in life: No one could tell you where they came from, or from whom…they just are at your doorstep…and they are like nothing else ever experienced.
Such is for me “Somewhere in Time”…all of it!

Everliving music: Watch “Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on theme of Paganini, op. 43 – Valentina Lisitsa, piano” on YouTube


Watch “Peggy Lee – Fever” on YouTube


Peggy Lee Lyrics
Play “Fever”…
(originally by Little Willie John)

Never know how much I love you
Never know how much I care
When you put your arms around me
I get a fever that’s so hard to bear

You give me fever
When you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever! in the morning
Fever all through the night

Sun lights up the daytime
Moon lights up the night
I light up when you call my name
And you know I’m gonna treat you right

You give me fever
When you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever! in the morning
Fever all through the night

Everybody’s got the fever
That is something you all know
Fever isn’t such a new thing
Fever started long ago

Romeo loved Juliet
Juliet, she felt the same
When he put his arms around her
He said, “Julie, baby, you’re my flame

“Thou giveth fever
“When we kisseth
“Fever with thy flaming youth
“Fever! I’m afire
“Fever, yea, I burn, forsooth.”

Cap’n Smith and Pocahontas
Had a very mad affair
When her daddy tried to kill him
She said, “Daddy, oh, don’t you dare!

“He gives me fever
“With his kisses
“Fever when he holds me tight
“Fever! I’m his missus
“Daddy, won’t you treat him right?”

Now you’ve listened to my story
Here’s the point that I have made
Chicks were born to give you fever
Be it Fahrenheit or Centigrade

They give you fever
When you kiss them
Fever if you live and learn
Fever! till you sizzle
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn

Watch “The Old Man and the Sea – Narrated by Charlton Heston full audio book” on YouTube


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France 24 :  Why Uzbeks became a key fighting force for IS group


Why Uzbeks became a key fighting force for IS group

Tuesday’s deadly terror attack in New York was perpetrated by a suspected Uzbek national linked to the Islamic State (IS) group. Experts say Central Asians, and Uzbeks in particular, are a prominent fighting force in the militant group’s jihad.

http://www.france24.com/en/20171101-islamic-state-group-jihad-why-uzbekistan-central-asia-key-fighting-force-radicalisation

If the nationality of the New York attacker is confirmed, at least four IS group-claimed attacks on the west have been carried out by either an Uzbek national or an ethnic Uzbek in the past year: The Istanbul nightclub shooting that killed 39, the Saint Petersburg metro bombing that killed 13, the Stockholm truck attack that killed four, and most recently, the Manhattan truck attack that left at least eight people dead and many more injured.
Although experts say Muslims from Central Asia have long proved to be both willing and easy recruits for the militants Islamists, they now account for one of the single largest IS group forces.
“Today, the biggest number of IS group recruits in Iraq and Syria come from Central Asia. We also know that these people have risen quickly in IS group ranks,” said FRANCE 24’s expert on jihadist movements, Wassim Nasr.
The estimates of the number of Central Asians that have joined the IS group vary widely, however, and is mainly due to a lack of intelligence capacities in tracking them.
“In the West, we know who the suspected jihadists are, we keep a check on them and their movements. In Central Asia it’s not the same, and it’s common for governments there to also downplay the numbers because it doesn’t portray a good image of their country. It’s bad for business, it’s bad for tourism,” Nasr said.
Uzbekistan, for example, has never released an estimate of the number of Uzbekis suspected of having joined jihadists groups abroad.
Repression meets revolutionist ideology
A report published by the independent think tank International Crisis Group (ICG) has put the number of IS group fighters in Syria and Iraq and who originate from Central Asia at between 2,000 and 4,000. But according to Nasr, along with many other experts, the real number is believed to be much higher. Uzbeks are seen as topping the list, followed by Kyrgyzstanis. The IS group has also been successful in its recruiting efforts in both Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
The reasons for why so many Central Asian Muslims become radicalised are plentiful, but can broadly be blamed on poverty and the region’s secular, but mostly authoritarian regimes, which have clamped down hard on Muslims in recent years. Tajikistan banned its only Islamic party, the moderate Islamic Renaissance Party, in 2015, and in 2016 – in the face of the growing threats posed by the IS group – Tajik authorities banned men under the age of 45 from wearing beards. As such, some 13,000 men had their beards forcibly shaved by police. The sale, import and the wearing of veils are also prohibited. In addition in 2016, the country banned parents from giving their children “foreign-sounding Arabic names”. In Uzbekistan, it has been illegal to wear religious clothing in public since 1998, and more and more women are forced by authorities to remove their veils.
“When local grievances meet with a revolutionist ideology, this is what you get,” said Nasr. “Jihad is currently the only revolutionary ideology on the market.”
But jihadist groups are nothing new to Central Asia. The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), which has been listed as a terrorist group by the United States, was established already in the 1990s and some of its leaders are believed to have held top positions within al Qaeda. In 2015, IMU pledged allegiance with the IS group.
Recruited abroad
But the radicalisation of Central Asian Muslims does not just occur on home turf. Many of the IS group’s Central Asian recruits have actually been enlisted abroad, where they become easy prey as they become segregated as migrants, living on the outskirts of society.
In an interview with FRANCE 24 earlier this year, Clément Therme, a research fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), said that this has especially been the case in Russia.
“Some 40 percent of Tajiks returning from Syria, or en route to Syria, have said they were recruited by the one and the same recruiter in Moscow,” he said.
Despite the demise of the IS group on the ground in Iraq and Syria, FRANCE 24’s Nasr said that the radicalisation of Central Asians is not expected to end any time soon.
“It’s an old phenomenon and it will be increasing, especially with the situation in Afghanistan today where the IS group is very, very present, and the diaspora from these countries who could go into action and be attracted by the jihadi ideology.”
A recent report from the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism back this claim, noting also the threat posed by Central Asian jihadists forced to return to their regions: “For the various Central Asian jihadists, Afghanistan and the Pakistan tribal areas seem the most suitable refuge. From there they can swarm in case of need for attacks into Europe, Central Asia, China, India and beyond.”

France 24 :  NYC attack suspect charged with terrorism offences…


NYC attack suspect charged with terrorism offences

Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead.

http://www.france24.com/en/20171101-usa-nyc-attack-suspect-charged-with-terrorism-offences-second-man-sought

Prosecutors said the suspect was spurred by the Islamic State group’s online calls to action and picked Halloween because he knew more people would be out on the streets.
Even as he lay wounded in the hospital from police gunfire, Sayfullo Saipov asked to display the Islamic State group’s flag in his room and said “he felt good about what he had done,” prosecutors said in court papers. Saipov was brought to court in a wheelchair to face the charges, which could bring the death penalty.
Meanwhile, the FBI said it wanted to question a second person from Uzbekistan 32-year-old Mukhammadzoir Kadirov and had found him. A law enforcement official said Kadirov may not have a role in the case, but investigators became suspicious when they couldn’t find him as he was one of Saipov’s few friends. The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity.
Saipov nodded his head repeatedly as he was read his rights in a brief court proceeding that he followed through a Russian interpreter.
His court-appointed lawyer, David Patton, said Saipov was in “a significant amount of pain” and asked that he get wound care and a wheelchair or crutches in the federal lockup where he’s being held without bail.
Outside of court, Patton called for fair treatment of his client.
“I hope, given all of the attention in this case and all of the attention that it’s sure to continue to receive, that everyone lets the judicial process play out,” he said. “I promise you that how we treat Mr. Saipov in this judicial process will say a lot more about us than it will say about him.”
Saipov, accused of driving the rented Home Depot pickup truck that barreled down a bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, was charged with providing material support to a terrorist group and committing violence and destruction of motor vehicles, resulting in death.

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BBC News: New York truck attack suspect charged with terrorism


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

New York truck attack suspect charged with terrorism – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41835266

Allahist

Send him to Gitmo

The Daughters of Durand-Ruel – Pierre Auguste Renoir


The Daughters of Durand-Ruel - Pierre Auguste Renoir

The Daughters of Durand-Ruel – Pierre Auguste Renoir

De pe ls Breaza Făgăraşului:  Ciobanas cu trei sute de oi, mai treci cu turma pe la noi…


Ciobanas cu trei sute de oi, mai treci cu turma pe la noi...

Ciobanas cu trei sute de oi, mai treci cu turma pe la noi…

Puglia – Lecce – Santa Croce


Puglia - Lecce - Santa Croce

Puglia – Lecce – Santa Croce

Puglia – Locorotondo


Puglia - Locorotondo

Puglia – Locorotondo

Polenov, Vasili Dimitrievich (b,1844)- Woman Walking Forest Trail


Polenov, Vasili Dimitrievich (b,1844)- Woman Walking Forest Trail,

Polenov, Vasili Dimitrievich (b,1844)- Woman Walking Forest Trail,

Claude Monet


Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Say “こんにちは“ (Konnichiwa) to Bosch in Japan


Say “こんにちは“ (Konnichiwa) to Bosch in Japan 🇯🇵
How can Artificial Intelligence help tomatoes stay healthy? One of the newest innovations by Bosch in Japan uses sensors and AI to predict plant disease before it has the chance to strike! Along with greenhouse condition monitoring, Plantect™ utilizes an algorithm that analyzes many kinds of data to warn farmers when there’s risk of infection. 🍅 More on how the technology works: http://bit.ly/Plantect

Rubens – Night Scene. 1616-1617. Oil on panel. 79 x 64 cm. Private collection


Rubens - Night Scene. 1616-1617. Oil on panel. 79 x 64 cm. Private collection

Rubens – Night Scene. 1616-1617. Oil on panel. 79 x 64 cm. Private collection

Watch “Beethoven – Egmont Overture, op. 84, Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic” on YouTube


Watch “Ottorino Respighi: Pini di Roma (“The Pines of Rome”) CSO Fritz Reiner conducting.” on YouTube


Watch “Shostakovich – 12 Preludes from op.34 – Koroliov” on YouTube


Watch “Schubert: Complete Symphonies (Full Album)” on YouTube


Watch “Dashiell Hammett The Maltese Falcon audiobook” on YouTube