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My Chakra today no.5


My Chakra today no.5

Chevaliers de la table ronde


Chevaliers de la table ronde

Today’s Holiday:San Geronimo Feast Day


Today’s Holiday:
San Geronimo Feast Day

San Geronimo Feast Day is the feast day for St. Jerome, the patron saint of Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. For 1,000 years, the Tiwa-speaking Taos Indians have lived at or near the present pueblo, and it is still the home of about 1,500 residents. The celebration commences on the evening of Sept. 29 with a sundown dance, followed by vespers in the San Geronimo Mission. On the following day, there are foot races in the morning, and, in the afternoon, “clowns” with black-and-white body paint climb a pole, an act that has secret religious significance to the Taos.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Hans Geiger (1882)


Today’s Birthday:
Hans Geiger (1882)

After receiving a doctorate in physics in Germany in 1906, Geiger traveled to England, where he assisted chemist Ernest Rutherford. In 1908, they designed an instrument to detect and count alpha particles, positively charged ionizing particles produced by radioactive decay. He then returned to Germany, directing radiation research at several universities. Two decades later, Geiger developed the sensitive, portable radiation counter that now bears his name. Geiger was a member of what “club”?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Mozart’s The Magic Flute Premieres (1791)


This Day in History:
Mozart’s The Magic Flute Premieres (1791)

In the final year of his life, prolific composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart produced the opera Die Zauberflöte—The Magic Flute—featuring a libretto by the actor Emmanuel Schikaneder. The work is considered a singspiel—an opera in German that contains spoken dialogue and is usually comic in tone. Mozart brought this form of light musical entertainment to a height of lyrical and symbolic art. How much longer did Mozart live after The Magic Flute debuted?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Sherwood Anderson


Quote of the Day:
Sherwood Anderson

The idea had got into his mind that he would some time die unexpectedly and always when he got into bed he thought of that…The effect in fact was quite a special thing and not easily explained. It made him more alive, there in bed, than at any other time.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Aztec Codices


Article of the Day:
Aztec Codices

Among the best primary sources on Aztec culture, Aztec codices contain firsthand accounts of the civilization’s history and religion. While the pre-Colombian codices are largely pictorial, later colonial era codices contain Aztec pictograms, as well as Aztec, Spanish, and occasionally Latin writings. Though there are few surviving pre-conquest codices, the tradition endured the transition to colonial culture, and about 500 such works survive today. What massacre is described in the Aubin Codex?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:brandish


Word of the Day:
brandish

Definition: (verb) To wave or flourish (a weapon, for example) menacingly.
Synonyms: flourish, wave
Usage: The farmer, seeing before him this figure in full armor brandishing a lance over his head, gave himself up for dead.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Saudi warns of ‘serious consequences’ over US 9/11 bill


Saudi warns of ‘serious consequences’ over US 9/11 bill

http://f24.my/2dvtqSM

Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry condemned the passage of a U.S. law that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom for damages, calling it a matter of “great concern” in a statement on Thursday.

“The erosion of sovereign immunity will have a negative impact on all nations, including theUnited States,” said the statement, which was carried on state news agency SPA after a day of stony silence from Riyadh.

The foreign ministry expressed hope that the U.S. Congress would correct the legislation “to avoid the serious unintended consequences that may ensue,” without elaborating on what the consequences might be.

The U.S. Senate and House of Representativesvoted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve legislation that will allow the families of those killed in the 2001 attacks on the United States to seek damages from the Saudi government.

Riyadh has always dismissed suspicions that it backed the attackers, who killed nearly 3,000 people under the banner of Islamist militant group al-Qaeda. Fifteen out of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals.

The Saudi government financed an extensive lobbying campaign against the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act”, or JASTA, in the run-up to the vote, and warned it would undermine the principle of sovereign immunity.

But Saudi officials who had lobbied against the bill stopped short of threatening any specific retaliation if the law was passed.

The Saudi riyal fell against the U.S. dollar in the forward foreign exchange market on Thursday after the law was passed.

Analysts said a successful lawsuit against the Saudi government would be unlikely at best, but speculated that the uncertainty surrounding the legal implications could negatively affect bilateral trade and investment with a major ally.

(REUTERS)
 

BBC News: Syria war: Russia rejects US calls to halt bombing eastern Aleppo


Syria war: Russia rejects US calls to halt bombing eastern Aleppo – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-37508085

Susie Baggage. Photo by Heyn and Matzen. 1900.


Susie Baggage. Photo by Heyn and Matzen. 1900.

Russian photographer captures the cutest squirrel photo session ever: (See more pics: goo.gl/vvwaL6)


Russian photographer captures the cutest squirrel photo session ever: (See more pics: goo.gl/vvwaL6)

Watch “Leonard Cohen – Tonight Will Be Fine” on YouTube


LEONARD COHEN LYRICS


Download “Tonight Will Be Fine” Ringtone

“Tonight Will Be Fine”

Sometimes I find I get to thinking of the past. 
We swore to each other then that our love would surely last. 
You kept right on loving, I went on a fast, 
now I am too thin and your love is too vast. 
But I know from your eyes 
and I know from your smile 
that tonight will be fine, 
will be fine, will be fine, will be fine 
for a while. 

I choose the rooms that I live in with care, 
the windows are small and the walls almost bare, 
there’s only one bed and there’s only one prayer; 
I listen all night for your step on the stair. 

But I know from your eyes 
and I know from your smile 
that tonight will be fine, 
will be fine, will be fine, will be fine 
for a while. 

Oh sometimes I see her undressing for me, 
she’s the soft naked lady love meant her to be 
and she’s moving her body so brave and so free. 
If I’ve got to remember that’s a fine memory. 

And I know from her eyes 
and I know from her smile 
that tonight will be fine, 
will be fine, will be fine, will be fine 
for a while.

Crow warriors returning home. 1911. Photo by Richard Throssel.


Crow warriors returning home. 1911. Photo by Richard Throssel.

Truth…lies…politics…and USA


Truth…lies…politics…and USA

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Amazing Moon


Meteor Over Stonehedge, England


Meteor Over Stonehedge, England

Aphrodite, William Adolphe Bouguereau


Aphrodite, William Adolphe Bouguereau

Saint Michel France


Saint Michel France

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Amazing full moon over Oregon.


Watch “Mary Hooper || “Let Your Heart Be Bright” || #artistinresidence” on YouTube


TITLE: DARK RUNS OUT

ARTIST: AMY STROUP

WRITERS: AMY STROUP / TROY ACKERS

 

Let your heart be bright

Let your heart be bright

Steady like the stars 

Constant like the rain falls down

Fold it like a flag

Hold till the dark runs out

 

{ oooo }

 

Find yourself 

Find yourself 

Finda yourself

Holding on 

Find yourself 

Find yourself 

Finda yourself

Holding on 

 

Let your heart be bright

Let your heart be bright

Steady like the stars 

Constant like the rain falls down

Fold it like a flag

Hold till the dark runs out


@AMYSTROUP

Watch “Mary Hooper || “Let Your Heart Be Bright” || #artistinresidence” on YouTube


Van Gogh : the red vineyard


Van Gogh: the red vineyard

  https://www.facebook.com/TheBlissAndTheArchitectureOfTheUniversalWhiteSun : Tocmai ne pregatim de un meniu super ayurvedic cu depline conotatii alcaline postrawfood. Cum ar veni cartofi prajiti cu ochiuri. Si mamaliga. Si mujdei de usturoi cu smantana. In imagine va prezint opera mea de pana acum intru purificarea noastra a tuturor si transmutarea vampirilor interiori. Ce sa zic, faina poza, minunata viata.


Tocmai ne pregatim de un meniu super ayurvedic cu depline conotatii alcaline postrawfood. Cum ar veni cartofi prajiti cu ochiuri. Si mamaliga. Si mujdei de usturoi cu smantana. In imagine va prezint opera mea de pana acum intru purificarea noastra a tuturor si transmutarea vampirilor interiori. Ce sa zic, faina poza, minunata viata.

https://www.facebook.com/TheBlissAndTheArchitectureOfTheUniversalWhiteSun

My Chakra today no.4


My Chakra today no.4

My Chakra today no.2 


My Chakra today no.2

Sleepy flowers


Sleepy flowers

Green pastures 


Green pastures

See through ghost 


See through ghost

Ansel Adams: In full colors


Ansel Adams: In full colors

My pot with flowers today 


My pot with flowers today

Watch “Bob Dylan – Shelter From the Storm” on YouTube


BOB DYLAN LYRICS


Download “Shelter From The St…” Ringtone

“Shelter From The Storm”

‘Twas in another lifetime one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue, the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness a creature void of form
“Come in,” she said,
“I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”

And if I pass this way again you can rest assured
I’ll always do my best for her on that I give my word
In a world of steel-eyed death and men who are fighting to be warm
“Come in,” she said,
“I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”

Not a word was spoke between us there was little risk involved
Everything up to that point had been left unresolved
Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm
“Come in,” she said,
“I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”

I was burned out from exhaustion buried in the hail
Poisoned in the bushes and blown out on the trail
Hunted like a crocodile ravaged in the corn
“Come in,” she said,
“I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”

Suddenly I turned around and she was standing there
With silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair
She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns
“Come in,” she said,
“I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”

Now there’s a wall between us something there’s been lost
I took too much for granted, I got my signals crossed
Just to think that it all began on an uneventful morn
“Come in,” she said,
“I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”

Well the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a mount
But nothing really matters much it’s doom alone that counts
And the one-eyed undertaker he blows a futile horn
“Come in,” she said,
“I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”

I’ve heard newborn babies wailing like a mourning dove
And old men with broken teeth stranded without love
Do I understand your question man, is it hopeless and forlorn?
“Come in,” she said,
“I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”

In a little hilltop village they gambled for my clothes
I bargained for salvation and she gave me a lethal dose
I offered up my innocence, I got repaid with scorn
“Come in,” she said,
“I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”

Well I’m living in a foreign country but I’m bound to cross the line
Beauty walks a razor’s edge someday I’ll make it mine
If I could only turn back the clock to when God and her were born
“Come in,” she said,
“I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”

Watch “Brigitte bardot et Serge Gainsbourg – Je t’aime moi non Plus” on YouTube


Barza și broscuța: “Je t’aime…moi non plus…!” Saga


Barza și broscuța: “Je t’aime…moi non plus…!” Saga

O cartea se citeşte din scoarţă-n scoarţă, fie ea  şi de copac.


O cartea se citeşte din scoarţă-n scoarţă, fie ea şi de copac.

Can someone explain this shit?


Can someone explain this shit?

Watch “JAMES BROWN – Goodbye My Love (Jonkytron Remix)” on YouTube


My Chakra today 


My Chakra today

Flamingo no.3


Flamingo no.3

Flamingo no.2


Flamingo no.2

Flamingo no.1


Flamingo no.1

My Duck today


My Duck today

My Duck today 

France 24 :  Two hospitals bombed in rebel-held Aleppo


Two hospitals bombed in rebel-held Aleppo

http://f24.my/2d9wnL2

An air strike and artillery fire hit the two largest hospitals in rebel-held parts of Syria’s Aleppo on Wednesday, in what rights groups said was a deliberate strategy of targeting civilian infrastructure.

President Bashar al-Assad‘s forces and his ally Moscow have carried out a barrage of air strikes on opposition-controlled eastern Aleppo sinceSyria‘s regime announced a bid last week to retake all of the divided city.

Dozens of civilians have been killed, residential buildings have been reduced to rubble and residents of eastern districts — already suffering under a government siege — are facing severe shortages of food and medical supplies.

The latest bombardment of the city has been some of the worst in Syria’s five-year civil war, and comes after the failure of a short-lived ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States earlier this month.

The two hospitals were struck just before dawn, with the M10 facility hit in an air strike and the M2 facility hit with artillery fire, said Adham Sahloul of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), which supports both hospitals.

The attacks put both facilities temporarily out of commission and left only six hospitals operational in the eastern parts of the city, Sahloul said, calling the attacks “deliberate”.

It was unclear who had carried out the bombings.

“I am in the M2 hospital now. I was inside when the entrance to the emergency room was hit. Three of my colleagues were hurt,” said Aref al-Aref, a medical assistant trapped inside.

“Everyone is terrified and scared today. We are afraid that we will be today’s victims,” he told AFP.

‘Death warrant for hundreds’

Sahloul warned of devastating consequences if the hospitals remain closed and violence spiked as it did with heavy strikes over the weekend.

“With these two hospitals gone, if today there is another offensive like Saturday or Sunday, this is signing the death warrant for hundreds of people,” he told AFP.

The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned that medical facilities in the city’s east were on the verge of “complete destruction”.

The UN body called for “an immediate establishment of humanitarian routes to evacuate sick and wounded from the eastern part of the city.”

More than 170 people have been killed in east Aleppo since Syria’s army announced its operation to retake the city, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group.

On Wednesday, at least six civilians died in artillery fire by regime forces near a bakery in the opposition-controlled Maadi district, the Observatory said.

A hospital in the government-held west also reported two people had been killed and 10 injured in rebel fire on the Aziziyeh district.

Clashes also continued inside Aleppo’s Old City for a second day, the Observatory said, after pro-government troops seized control of the Farafira district northwest of Aleppo’s historic citadel on Tuesday.

‘Will answer before God’

Once Syria’s commercial hub, Aleppo has been ravaged by fighting since 2012 and is divided between government forces in the west and rebels in the east.

An estimated 250,000 people still live in the eastern districts, which have been under devastating siege by government forces since early September.

Rights groups and the opposition accuse the Syrian government and its allies of using sieges and deliberately targeting civilian infrastructure to pressure civilians to flee.

“There is no objective to attacking these hospitals other than adding to the suffering of civilians, destroying infrastructure so that civilians are left with no hospitals and are then forced to leave,” said Diana Semaan, Syria campaigner at Amnesty International.

In announcing its operation, Syria’s army urged civilians to flee to government-held territory, but residents of the east fear passing through regime-held districts.

The head of the White Helmets volunteer rescue force, which operates in opposition-held territory in northern Syria, told AFP that under current conditions civilian facilities in eastern Aleppo would no longer be able to provide services within a month.

“The civilians there would seize any opportunity to escape, to go wherever they could go,” Raed Saleh said.

“But nothing is available to provide safety and protection for those civilians. We are worried that they are facing massacre or the kidnapping or the arrest of many of them.”

Pope Francis on Wednesday called for the bombing to stop.

“I appeal to the conscience of those responsible for the bombardment, who will have to answer before God,” the pope said at his weekly address in St Peter’s square, without naming Syria or Russia.

(AFP)

France 24 : US Congress overrides Obama’s veto of Saudi 9/11 bill


US Congress overrides Obama’s veto of Saudi 9/11 bill

http://f24.my/2dagR1g

The U.S. Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his eight-year presidency.

The House of Representatives voted 348-76 against the veto, just hours after the Senate rejected it 97-1, meaning the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” will become law.

The vote was a blow to Obama and to Saudi Arabia, one of the United States’ longest-standing allies in the Arab world.

Obama’s 11 previous vetoes were all sustained. But this time almost all of his strongest supporters in Congress opposed him in one of their last actions before leaving Washington to campaign for the Nov. 8 election.

“Overriding a presidential veto is something we don’t take lightly, but it was important in this case that the families of the victims of 9/11 be allowed to pursue justice, even if that pursuit causes some diplomatic discomforts,” Senator Charles Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said in a statement.

Schumer represents New York, the site of the World Trade Center and home to many of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the 2001 attacks, attack survivors and families of victims.

He led the fight for the legislation in the Senate, with Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York’s other senator and also a Democrat, cast the 67th “no” vote, the number needed to override the veto in the Senate.

Obama had argued that the bill, known as JASTA, could expose U.S. companies, troops and officials to lawsuits, and alienate important allies at a time of global unrest. He called Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and wrote a personal letter to him explaining that he strongly believed enacting JASTA into law would be detrimental to U.S. interests. Reid became the only senator to side with Obama.

A White House spokesman slammed the Senate’s vote.

“This is the single most embarrassing thing this United States Senate has done possibly since 1983,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.

The Saudi government financed an extensive lobbying campaign against the legislation.

Major U.S. corporations including General Electric Co and Dow Chemical Co also opposed it, as did the European Union and other U.S. allies.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter urged lawmakers to sustain the veto, and in an unusual move, CIA Director John Brennan issued a statement before Wednesday’s votes saying the bill had “grave implications” for national security.

Democratic Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate, and Bernie Sanders, an independent and former Democratic White House contender, did not vote.

(REUTERS)

Chief Sitting Bull. Hunkpapa Lakota. 1890. Photo by R.L. Kelly.


Chief Sitting Bull. Hunkpapa Lakota. 1890. Photo by R.L. Kelly.

Inside the Arikara medicine lodge. 1908. Photo by Edward S. Curtis.


Inside the Arikara medicine lodge. 1908. Photo by Edward S. Curtis.

BBC News: Emotional advert about China’s ‘leftover women’ goes viral


Emotional advert about China’s ‘leftover women’ goes viral – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-35994366

BBC News: Japanese ad showing girl turning into an eel gets pulled


Japanese ad showing girl turning into an eel gets pulled – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37481107

BBC News: Why the story of body-swapping teenagers has gripped Japan


Why the story of body-swapping teenagers has gripped Japan – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37469662

BBC News: Mali Islamist jailed for nine years for Timbuktu shrine attacks


Mali Islamist jailed for nine years for Timbuktu shrine attacks – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37483967

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