Daily Archives: December 26, 2018

Dome of St.Peters Basilica..Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world…


Dome of St.Peters Basilica..Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world…

Information for everyone to know is hidden by Obamarama administration! What a shame!


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Mihai Sora — POLITICO 28 Class of 2019 – POLITICO


https://www.politico.eu/list/politico-28-class-of-2019-the-ranking/mihai-sora/

a protester, Mihai Șora doesn’t suffer from lack of experience. The 102-year-old philosopher and writer was born in what is now Romania in 1916. As a young man he went to study for his Ph.D. in France, where he joined the Resistance and fought the Nazis. After the war, during a visit home, he was arrested by the newly formed Communist government and prevented from leaving the country. He spent the next 40 years in Bucharest, shuffling between jobs, from which he was often dismissed for insubordination, and translating major writers — Kant, Proust, Tolstoy, Goethe — at a time when Western values were discouraged and dissidence could be punished with death.

Shortly after Romania’s 1989 revolution, Șora was appointed education minister. He was one of just two Cabinet members to support an effort to ban former Communists from holding public office — a measure that would have disqualified both Șora and the president he was serving. He resigned six months after taking office, in protest over violent clashes between anti-Communist demonstrators and miners trucked into the capital to confront them.
More recently, the centenarian has become one of the public faces of wide-scale protests against the government. He’s a familiar figure at street demonstrations denouncing ecologically damaging mining projects or railing against laws he says would undermine anti-corruption efforts. Together with his wife, the poet Luiza Șora, he maintains a Facebook pageoffering his thoughts on democracy, Europe, citizenship, family and love. The page incorporates plenty of humor, but there are some things he won’t make light of: “We should never joke about Ro-exit,” he wrote in early October.


Mihai Sora, during a protest in front of the prime minister’s office in Bucharest | Adrian Catu/AFP via Getty Images


The centenarian has become one of the public faces of wide-scale protests against the government | Adrian Catu/AFP via Getty Images

Over the course of his long life, Șora has seen the world transform from one based around countries and empires to one in which politics, economics and culture transcend national boundaries. Globalization, he says, heralds a new historical stage for humanity. That puts additional importance on Europe maintaining its values. “To continue its existence, Europe should adapt to the new reality,” he says. “At the present moment, the accent should be on unity in diversity.”
Is he optimistic about the future? “Optimism is mandatory,” he says.


IN HIS OWN WORDS
“I saw Europe shattered,” Șora wrote of his long experience, on accepting the European Parliament’s 2018 European Citizen’s Prize. “I saw Europe silent in front of barbarity, powerless, tired, heroic or bent. I saw Europe starting to dance to a strange music: fanatical dictators and sick populists.
“But I always knew, with some sort of serene and unshakable confidence, that the generous and genius side of Europe will be right in the face of the beastly and ferocious side — that the intelligent Europe, the one of ancient times, of the time of old Socrates, searching for ‘the why’ of things, this Europe will always find the means to go seek the answers.”
Check out the full POLITICO 28 Class of 2019, and read the Letter from the Editors for an explanation of the thinking behind the ranking.

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Deciziile CCR din ultimele luni trebuie ANULATE. Unul dintre judecatorii CCR nu mai are mandat. Chiar CCR s-a pronunțat în martie că se interzice adăugarea unui mandat plin la un rest de mandat pentru judecatorii CCR. Judecătorul CCR Petre Lăzăroiu se află în funcție de 10 ani!


Deciziile CCR din ultimele luni trebuie ANULATE.

Unul dintre judecatorii CCR nu mai are mandat. Chiar CCR s-a pronunțat în martie că se interzice adăugarea unui mandat plin la un rest de mandat pentru judecatorii CCR. Judecătorul CCR Petre Lăzăroiu se află în funcție de 10 ani!

OPOZIȚIA ATACĂ LA CCR TOATE LEGILE PSD VOTATE ÎN ULTIMA ȘEDINȚĂ A CAMEREI DEPUAȚILOR


https://newsteam.ro/politica/opozitia-ataca-la-ccr-toate-legile-psd-votate-in-ultima-sedinta-a-camerei-depuatilor/26/12/2018/

OPOZIȚIA ATACĂ LA CCR TOATE LEGILE PSD VOTATE ÎN ULTIMA ȘEDINȚĂ A CAMEREI DEPUAȚILOR

By Golea Sorin| 14:34 | 26 decembrie 2018|Politic, Ultima Ora

Opoziţia va ataca la Curtea Constituţională toate legile votate de PSD în ultima şedinţă a Camerei Deputaţilor. Este vorba despre legea pensiilor, legea care îi scapă pe evazionişti de închisoare, cea prin care se dezincriminează infracţiunea de a executa lucrări fără autorizaţie sau cea care impozitează unele bănci.
Acestea nu vor ajunge, deocamdată, la promulgare, potrivit realitatea.net. Legi pe care Opoziția le trimite la CCR: Legea pensiilor, Legea care îi scapă pe evazionişti, Legea care dă undă verde la construirea fără autorizaţie, Legea plafonarii dobânzilor, Legea retractului litigios, Legea leasing-ului.

Today’s Holiday: Boxing Day


Today’s Holiday:
Boxing Day

The term “Boxing Day” comes from the little earthenware boxes that servants, tradespeople, and others who rendered services to the public used to carry around on the day after Christmas to collect tips and year-end bonuses. The name has remained, and Boxing Day is still observed in England, Canada, Australia, and many other nations. In South Africa, it is known as the Day of Good Will. If December 26 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday or Tuesday is usually observed as a public or Bank Holiday. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday; Mary Fairfax Somerville (1780)


Today’s Birthday;
Mary Fairfax Somerville (1780)

Somerville became an accomplished science writer at a time when women’s involvement in the sciences was generally discouraged. She earned widespread recognition for her 1831 translation of Pierre-Simon Laplace’s five-volume Mécanique Céleste (Celestial Mechanics), a project she undertook for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, which aimed to adapt scientific material for the rapidly expanding reading public. What term was coined in a review of one of her other works? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Largest Mass Execution in US History (1862)


This Day in History:
Largest Mass Execution in US History (1862)

Though the US government and the Sioux concluded several treaties during the first half of the 19th century, relations had deteriorated by 1862 when a Sioux uprising killed more than 800 white settlers and soldiers in Minnesota. Military tribunals convicted 303 Sioux prisoners of murder and rape and sentenced them to death. US President Abraham Lincoln commuted most sentences, but the public hanging of 38 prisoners was still the largest mass execution in US history. What became of the bodies? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Niccolo Machiavelli


Quote of the Day:
Niccolo Machiavelli

There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Naked-Eye Planets


Article of the Day:
The Naked-Eye Planets

The naked-eye planets are the five planets in our solar system that can be observed without any optical aid: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. The five planets closest to Earth, they were the only ones known to the ancients before the development of the telescope. Grouped together with the Sun and the Moon, they form what some cultures call the seven heavenly objects. Ancient cultures’ knowledge of the heavens can be seen in the word “planet,” which comes from a Greek term meaning what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: the rabbit died


Idiom of the Day:
the rabbit died

The woman to whom we are referring is pregnant; the pregnancy test was positive. (From an early pregnancy test developed in 1931 in which the urine of a woman thought to be pregnant was injected into a female rabbit; if the woman was pregnant, the rabbit’s ovaries would react. A common misconception at the time was that the rabbit would die if the woman was pregnant, hence the expression.) Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: unfurl


Word of the Day:
unfurl

Definition: (verb) To spread or open (something) out or become spread or opened out.

Synonyms: unroll

Usage: Unfurl your wings, and fly into superhuman regions…and if your wings, like those of Icarus, melt before the sun, we are here to ease your fall.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch