Daily Archives: October 10, 2018

Watch “Everybody knows – Leonard Cohen” on YouTube


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    Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
    Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
    Everybody knows the war is over
    Everybody knows the good guys lost
    Everybody knows the fight was fixed
    The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
    That’s how it goes
    Everybody knows

    Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
    Everybody knows that the captain lied
    Everybody got this broken feeling
    Like their father or their dog just died
    Everybody talking to their pockets
    Everybody wants a box of chocolates
    And a long-stem rose
    Everybody knows

    Everybody knows that you love me baby
    Everybody knows that you really do
    Everybody knows that you’ve been faithful
    Ah, give or take a night or two
    Everybody knows you’ve been discreet
    But there were so many people you just had to meet
    Without your clothes
    And everybody knows

    Everybody knows, everybody knows
    That’s how it goes
    Everybody knows

    Everybody knows, everybody knows
    That’s how it goes
    Everybody knows

    And everybody knows that it’s now or never
    Everybody knows that it’s me or you
    And everybody knows that you live forever
    Ah, when you’ve done a line or two
    Everybody knows the deal is rotten
    Old Black Joe’s still pickin’ cotton
    For your ribbons and bows
    And everybody knows

    And everybody knows that the Plague is coming
    Everybody knows that it’s moving fast
    Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
    Are just a shining artifact of the past
    Everybody knows the scene is dead
    But there’s gonna be a meter on your bed
    That will disclose
    What everybody knows

    And everybody knows that you’re in trouble
    Everybody knows what you’ve been through
    From the bloody cross on top of Calvary
    To the beach of Malibu
    Everybody knows it’s coming apart
    Take one last look at this Sacred Heart
    Before it blows
    And everybody knows

    Everybody knows, everybody knows
    That’s how it goes
    Everybody knows

    Everybody knows, everybody knows
    That’s how it goes
    Everybody knows

    Everybody knows, everybody knows
    That’s how it goes
    Everybody knows

    Everybody knows

    Songwriters: Leonard Cohen / Sharon Robinson

    Everybody Knows lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Russia quietly expands influence in Balkans, exasperating sectarian tension – CSMonitor.com


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Russia quietly expands influence in Balkans, exasperating sectarian tension

Milorad Dodik won the Serb seat in Bosnia’s three-member presidency last weekend after he appeared in footage alongside President Vladimir Putin. Analysts point to Russia’s rising influence among Bosnian Serbs and efforts to undermine Western policies of Balkan integration.

Today’s Holiday: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta


Today’s Holiday:
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of the world’s largest gatherings of hot-air balloonists. More than 1,000 balloons, some more than six-stories high, present dizzying colors and designs in the skies of New Mexico for a nine-day fiesta between the first two weekends of October that attracts nearly a million spectators. Besides the daytime ascensions, illuminated balloons light up the night skies. The fiesta also boasts fireworks and food of all sorts. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: François Mauriac (1885)


Today’s Birthday:
François Mauriac (1885)

The strict Catholic upbringing of Nobel Prize-winning French writer François Mauriac had a profound impact on his literary output. His austere, psychological novels, for which he is best known, often grapple with the problems of sin, grace, and salvation, as exemplified in Vipers’ Tangle, his masterpiece. He also wrote polemical works against totalitarianism and fascism in the 1930s, worked with the Resistance during World War II, and later wrote the foreword of what Holocaust memoir? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Aleppo Earthquake (1138 CE)


This Day in History:
The Aleppo Earthquake (1138 CE)

The ancient city of Aleppo was besieged twice by Crusaders in the early 12th century, but little did residents know that worse was yet to come. Located on the boundary between the Arabian and African geologic plates in what is now northern Syria, the city was hit by a small earthquake on October 10, 1138, prompting some residents to flee. The next day, Aleppo was rocked by one of the deadliest earthquakes in recorded history. It destroyed the city and the nearby Crusader citadel. How many died? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch


Quote of the Day:
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man postpones or remembers; he does not live in the present, but with reverted eye laments the past, or, heedless of the riches that surround him, stands on tiptoe to foresee the future. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Mnajdra


Article of the Day:
Mnajdra

One of the world’s oldest religious sites, the Mnajdra temple complex is found on the southern coast of the Mediterranean island of Malta, located just south of Italy. Consisting of three Neolithic temples surrounding a courtyard, Mnajdra was constructed at different times in the 4th millennium BCE, with the oldest temple dating to approximately 3600 BCE. Stone benches, animal bones, and rope holes found in the temples indicate that their prehistoric builders did what there? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: slanging match


Idiom of the Day:
slanging match

A bitter argument or dispute in which each side hurls numerous insults, accusations, or verbal abuse at one another. Primarily heard in UK. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: precept


Word of the Day:
precept

Definition: (noun) Rule of personal conduct.

Synonyms: principle

Usage: I forget who it was that recommended men for their soul’s good to do each day two things they disliked: it was a wise man, and it is a precept that I have followed scrupulously; for every day I have got up and I have gone to bed.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch