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Predator Nation on Democracy Now


Predator Nation on Democracy Now

Predator Nation on Democracy Now (Click to follow the smell of money…)

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Word: CONCEITED


conceited 

Definition: (adjective) Holding or characterized by an unduly high opinion of oneself.
Synonyms: swollen-headedegotisticalvain
Usage: She was a conceited, boastful old thing, and even misfortune could not humble her.

 


The Nice Guy

In pop psychology, the nice guy is an adult male who is friendly yet unassertive in relationships with women. He gives emotional support, avoids confrontation, puts others’ needs before his own, and generally treats women well. Despite these good qualities, many women, even those who claim to want a nice guy, actually choose to date men who are less considerate, likely because they are attracted to the overt sexuality of such “jerks.” Who first used the phrase “nice guys finish last”? More…

 

Hills and Mountains – oil Painting (my Art Collection)


Hills and Mountains -  oil Painting (my Art Collection)

Hills and Mountains – oil Painting (my Art Collection) (Click to enlarge)

MEASLES-LIKE VIRUS LIKELY BEHIND DOLPHIN DEATHS


Measles-Like Virus Likely Behind Dolphin Deaths

Scientists believe they have finally figured out what is causing the extensive dolphin die-off along the US east coast: a measles-like virus. In the past two months, more than 300 bottlenose dolphins have washed up dead or dying on beaches stretching from New York to North Carolina, about 10 times the average for this period. An outbreak of cetacean morbillivirus, which suppresses the immune system and leaves those affected vulnerable to other diseases, is thought to be responsible for the “unusual mortality event,” as it has been designated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationMore… Discuss

 

Antonín Dvořák – Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 57



Bohuslav Matousek, violin. Petr Adamec, piano

Antonín Dvořák – Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 57
1. Allegro ma non troppo 11’45
2. Poco sostenuto 6’45
3. Allegro molto 5’46

This Day in the Yesteryear: FIRST SUCCESSFUL TRIAL RUN OF A STEAMBOAT (1787)


First Successful Trial Run of a Steamboat (1787)

John Fitch was a man plagued by misfortune. His first foundry was a failure and his second was destroyed in the American Revolution. During a short-lived career as a surveyor in the early 1780s, he was captured by Native Americans. His luck finally seemed to turn around in 1786, when he built the first steamboat in the US, and in 1787, when he demonstrated his aptly named Perseverance on the Delaware River for an audience from the Constitutional Convention. Was his good fortune to last? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: PHILIPPINE OPPOSITION LEADER BENIGNO AQUINO, JR., IS ASSASSINATED (1983)


Philippine Opposition Leader Benigno Aquino, Jr., Is Assassinated (1983)

Aquino, leader of the Philippines‘ Liberal Party, was planning to run for president in 1972 when Ferdinand Marcos, the incumbent, declared martial law and had Aquino arrested on inflated charges. Aquino served eight years in prison, at one point demonstrating against his sentence with a 40-day hunger strike. In 1980, he was released to go to the US for heart-bypass surgery. After three years in exile, he returned to the Philippines and was immediately assassinated. Why had Aquino gone back? More… Discuss

 

BERLIOZ – Prière du matin (Alphonse de Lamartine) – duo lyrique Laplante-Duval



Enregistré en 1998 – Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur à Québec – France Duval, mezzo-soprano et Bruno Laplante, baryton – info@laplanteduval.comhttp://www.laplanteduval.com

Beethoven – Piano Trio in Bb-Major, op.11 – ATOS Trio


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Sutha Thai Cuisine in Downey: Nice Eatery, if you enjoy eating out!

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Paganini Caprices in A Op.1 No.24 – Itzhak Perlman, Violin



In A minor Tema con variazioni
Itzhak Perlman, violin

Haydn Symphony No 103 ‘Drumroll’ E flat major Minkowski



The Symphony No. 103 in E-flat major, Hoboken 1/103, is the eleventh of the twelve so-called London Symphonies written by Joseph Haydn. This symphony is nicknamed “The Drumroll”, after the long roll on the timpani with which it begins.
Composition and premiere
The symphony was the last but one of twelve that were composed for performance in England during Haydn’s two journeys there (1791–1792, 1794–1795). Haydn’s music was well known in England well before the composer traveled there, and members of the British musical public had long expressed the wish that Haydn would visit. The composer’s reception in England was in fact very enthusiastic, and the English visits were one of the most fruitful and happy periods of the composer’s life. Haydn composed the “Drumroll” Symphony while living in London during the winter of 1794–1795. Continue reading

Robert Schumann/Fritz Kreisler – Fantasy op. 131 in C major



Robert Schumann (arr. Fritz Kreisler) – Fantasy op. 131 in C major, with original cadenza. Alejandro Drago, violin. Sonja Radojkovic, piano. Opening of the Constantinus Festival – Niš, Serbia, May 30, 2010.

Francesco De Gregori – La casa di Hilde



Per Giorgio Lo Cascio questa era una delle canzoni più belle scritte da De Gregori ed io la penso allo stesso modo. Ricorda una canzone di Leonard Cohen( Story of Isaac) dove c’è un verso( “I was running, he was walking”) identico a “”Lui camminava ed io correvo” presente nella canzone di De Gregori

 

LEONARD COHEN : Story of Isaac (“…thought I saw an eagle…couldn’t been a vulture…”)



LEONARD COHEN LYRICS

“Story Of Isaac”

The door it opened slowly, 
my father he came in, 
I was nine years old. 
And he stood so tall above me, 
his blue eyes they were shining 
and his voice was very cold. 
He said, “I’ve had a vision 
and you know I’m strong and holy, 
I must do what I’ve been told.” 
So he started up the mountain, 
I was running, he was walking, 
and his axe was made of gold. 
Well, the trees they got much smaller, 
the lake a lady’s mirror, 
we stopped to drink some wine. 
Then he threw the bottle over. 
Broke a minute later 
and he put his hand on mine. 
Thought I saw an eagle 
but it might have been a vulture, 
I never could decide. 
Then my father built an altar, 
he looked once behind his shoulder, 
he knew I would not hide. 

You who build these altars now 
to sacrifice these children, 
you must not do it anymore. 
A scheme is not a vision 
and you never have been tempted 
by a demon or a god. 
You who stand above them now, 
your hatchets blunt and bloody, 
you were not there before, 
when I lay upon a mountain 
and my father’s hand was trembling 
with the beauty of the word. 

And if you call me brother now, 
forgive me if I inquire, 
“Just according to whose plan?” 
When it all comes down to dust 
I will kill you if I must, 
I will help you if I can. 
When it all comes down to dust 
I will help you if I must, 
I will kill you if I can. 
And mercy on our uniform, 
man of peace or man of war
the peacock spreads his fan.

Bob Dylan – “Everything Is Broken” “…Broken treaties, broken vows…”)



“Broken lines, broken strings
Broken threads, broken springs
Broken idols, broken heads
People sleeping in broken beds
Ain’t no use jiving
Ain’t no use joking
Everything is broken

Broken bottles, broken plates
Broken switches, broken gates
Broken dishes, broken parts
Streets are filled with broken hearts
Broken words never meant to be spoken
Everything is broken

Seem like every time you stop and turn around
Something else just hit the ground

Broken cutters, broken saws
Broken buckles, broken laws
Broken bodies, broken bones
Broken voices on broken phones
Take a deep breath, feel like you’re chokin’
Everything is broken

Every time you leave and go off someplace
Things fall to pieces in my face

Broken hands on broken ploughs
Broken treaties, broken vows
Broken pipes, broken tools
People bending broken rules
Hound dog howling, bullfrog croaking
Everything is broken”

 

Jaqueline du Pré-Beethoven-Piano Trio op.70-part 1 of 3 (play entire playlist)



Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio Op.70 No.1 in D major-in re maggiore “Geistertrio” “Degli spettri” “Ghost” -first movement: Allegro vivace e con brio (HD video)
Jaqueline du Pré-Cello
Daniel Barenboim-Piano
Pinchas Zukerman-Violin

 

J. S. Bach – Trio Sonata for Flutes and Continuo in G Major BWV 1039 – 1. Adagio (1/4)



Rearranged by Bach to become Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, BWV 1027 (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q97Qxv… )
Frans Brüggen & Leopold Stasny, Transverse Flute
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Cello 
Herbert Tachezi, Harpsichord

Flute Chamber Music playlist:http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list…

Bedrich Smetana-Overture from “The Bartered Bride”



Mariss Jansons-Berliner Philharmoniker

Phytoplankton’s influence on th eGlobal Carbon Cycle


Phyto plankton's influence on th eGlobal Carbon Cycle

Phytoplankton’s influence on the global  Carbon Cycle

Bucurestiul interbelic 2 : Mana birjar….



Mana birjar…si du-ma-n noapte…cat mai departe…oriunde-ai vrea…Imagini din Bucurestiul de altadata(micul Paris i se spunea pe-atunci)insotite de o frumoasa si romantica melodie a acelor vremuri.Era o lume mirifica,plina de farmec,fiecare straduta avea o poveste a ei,pacat ca nu m-am nascut in acele timpuri,inca mai exista respect,educatie,civilizatie !lumea-n care traim acum este una fara farmec,plina de rautate si invidie,o lume violenta si neprimitoare…ce pacat !

Johann Strauss II – Die Fledermaus



Johann Strauss II or Johann Baptist Strauss – Die Fledermaus (Exceperts) “O Morcego”
Title : Johann Strauss II – Die Fledermaus Overture

From Wikipedia,
Die Fledermaus (in English: The Bat;’ in French: La Chauve-souris’) is an operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Carl Haffner and Richard Genée.

The original source for Die Fledermaus is a farce by German playwright Julius Roderich Benedix (1811–1873), Das Gefängnis (The Prison). Continue reading

Wishmaster (1997) – Fear the djinn (this goes to Einstein, who’s awaken the djinn: Why Albert, why? )



Once, in a time before time, God breathed life into the universe. And the light gave birth to Angels. And the earth gave birth to Man. And the fire gave birth to the Djinn, creatures condemned to dwell in the void between the worlds. One who wakes a Djinn shall be given three wishes. Upon the granting of the third, the unholy legions of the Djinn shall be freed to rule the earth. Fear one thing in all there is…fear the Djinn.
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This is a horror movie… Some of the effects not recommended for squeemish folk!

The Intro to one of my favorite movies, produced by Wes Craven. This clip has the first of many cameos from various other horror franchise actors in the film. The Narrator being the actor who plays the ‘Tallman’ in Phantasm.

 

GILELS plays Chopin – Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 (1/4)


Emil Gilels plays Chopin’s Piano sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58.

1. Allegro maestoso

2. Scherzo: Molto vivace

3. Largo

4. Finale: Presto non tanto; Agitato

 

The Sleeping Beauty Op.66 (Ballet) – Full Suite Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Soundtrack Movie 1959



Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty Soundtrack HD Op.66 Ballet Full Suite Greatest The Best Version Original Soundtrack Movie Walt Disney 1959 Philharmonia Orchestra Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky (Dornröschen, 睡美人, La Bella Durmiente, La Bella Addormentata, Belle au Bois Dormant, Śpiąca Królewna, 眠れる森の美女, Uyuyan güzel, Спящая красавица, Ωραία Κοιμωμένη Continue reading

ISAAC ALBÉNIZ – SUITE ESPAÑOLA – SEVILLA


All That Jazz ” You Better Change Your Ways ” Time for change…for a change



All That Jazz 
Ann Reinking 
” You Better Change Your Ways “

LEONARD COHEN : Story of Isaac Listen to the Jaw harp- we call that “drmba” in Romanian!)



 Send “Story Of Isaac” to your Cell 
Story Of Isaac, by Leonard Cohen

The door it opened slowly, 
My father he came in, 
I was nine years old. 
And he stood so tall above me, 
His blue eyes they were shining 
And his voice was very cold. 
He said, “i’ve had a vision 
And you know I’m strong and holy, 
I must do what i’ve been told.” 
So he started up the mountain, 
I was running, he was walking, 
And his axe was made of gold. 
Well, the trees they got much smaller, 
The lake a lady’s mirror, 
We stopped to drink some wine. 
Then he threw the bottle over. 
Broke a minute later 
And he put his hand on mine. 
Thought I saw an eagle 
But it might have been a vulture, 
I never could decide. 
Then my father built an altar, 
He looked once behind his shoulder, 
He knew I would not hide. 

You who build these altars now 
To sacrifice these children, 
You must not do it anymore. 
A scheme is not a vision 
And you never have been tempted 
By a demon or a god. 
You who stand above them now, 
Your hatchets blunt and bloody, 
You were not there before, 
When I lay upon a mountain 
And my father’s hand was trembling 
With the beauty of the word. 

And if you call me brother now, 
Forgive me if I inquire, 
“Just according to whose plan?” 
When it all comes down to dust 
I will kill you if I must, 
I will help you if I can. 
When it all comes down to dust 
I will help you if I must, 
I will kill you if I can. 
And mercy on our uniform, 
Man of peace or man of war, 
The peacock spreads his fan…

 Send “Story Of Isaac” to your Cell 

 

from CBS -_- Intel chief apologizes for ‘erroneous’ answer on NSA data


from CBS -_- Intel chief apologizes for 'erroneous' answer on NSA data

from CBS -_- Intel chief apologizes for ‘erroneous’ answer on NSA data (you wanna find out more….you know what to to!)

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, in a March 2013 file photo, denied that NSA analysts eavesdrop on Americans’ phone calls without “proper legal authorization.” / GETTY IMAGES

The 10 Commandments of Data Sovereignty


The 10 Commandments of Data Sovereignty

The 10 Commandments of Data Sovereignty  (if you wanna find out more…Better click now)

 

 

Dr. Helen Caldicott – Radiation and Fukushima, What They Aren’t Telling You (Atoms for Peace…Yeah right!)


Dr. Helen Caldicott - Radiation and Fukushima, What They Aren’t Telling You

Dr. Helen Caldicott – Radiation and Fukushima, What They Aren’t Telling You (Click to access website…Or don’t….and remain unclicked….Your Choice!)

Captain Jack – Iko Iko – 2001



With great Chorus!
Captain Jack – Iko Iko – 2001
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_…

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Tous les garcons et les filles – Francoise Hardy



From her first EP, recorded in 1962.

SADHU


Sadhu

In Hinduism, a sadhu is a wandering holy man dedicated to achieving the fourth and final Hindu goal of life, moksha—liberation from the cycle of death and reincarnation—through meditation and the contemplation of Brahman, the ultimate reality of the universe. They are typically mystics, ascetics, yogis, or itinerant monks who have renounced life in society to focus instead on spirituality. In Sanskrit, sadhu means “good,” “right,” or “holy.” How many sadhus are there in IndiaMore… Discuss

A tale about the daily life of Gajender Gipi Mharai, a naga sadhu, at Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, India.

The music of this video is now available in the iTunes Store:http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sadh…
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‘Pour toi mon amour’, by Jacques Prevert



‘Pour toi mon amour’
, by Jacques Prevert

Je suis allé au marché aux oiseaux
Et j’ai acheté des oiseaux
Pour toi
mon amour
Je suis allé au marché aux fleurs
Et j’ai acheté des fleurs
Pour toi
mon amour
Je suis allé au marché à la ferraille
Et j’ai acheté des chaînes
De lourdes chaînes
Pour toi
mon amour
Et puis je suis allé au marché aux esclaves
Et je t’ai cherchée
Mais je ne t’ai pas trouvée
mon amour

Les enfants de Prévert ne sont là pour personne

‘Les enfants de Prévert ne sont là pour personne’ (Photo credit: Cristian Ştefănescu)

Quotation: Jules Renard


‘Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.’  Jules Renard

Français : La Vie des quatre bâtons de chaise,...

Français : La Vie des quatre bâtons de chaise, par Jules Renard et Kanfr (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From ProPublica – Remember When the Patriot Act Debate Was All About Library Records?


From ProPublica - Remember When the Patriot Act Debate Was All About Library Records?

From ProPublica – Remember When the Patriot Act Debate Was All About Library Records? (Click to access report)

Gabriel Fauré – Pavane in F-sharp minor, Op. 50.



The Pavane in F-sharp minor, Op. 50, is a composition for orchestra and optional chorus by the French composer Gabriel Fauré, written in 1887. Obtaining its rhythm from the slow processional Spanish court dance of the same name, the Pavane ebbs and flows from a series of harmonic and melodic climaxes, conjuring a cool, somewhat haunting, Belle Époque elegance. The piece is scored for only modest orchestral forces consisting of strings and one pair each of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, and horns. A typical performance lasts around seven minutes.

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle

 

National Geographic Live! – Poverty on the Homefront


Published on Jun 3, 2013

Photographer Alison Wright travels across the U.S., shedding light on the country’s shockingly large number of impoverished children.

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Thumbnail National Geographic Live!Season 5 Ep. 15Released: 06/03/13Running time: 5:29

 

National Geographic – Barry Clifford: Pirate Treasure Found


National Geographic Live! – Barry Clifford: Pirate Treasure Found

Published on Jun 11, 2013

After years of searching, underwater explorer Barry Clifford made world headlines in 1985 with his discovery of the first fully verified pirate shipwreck: the Whydah, which sank near Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in April 1717.

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Just a thought: “Why would anyone keep a good thing secret?”


Just a thought:  “Why would anyone keep a good thing secret?”

“THE This Day in the Yesteryear: CINDERELLA MAN” BECOMES WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION (1935)


“The Cinderella Man” Becomes World Heavyweight Champion (1935)

For budding boxer James J. Braddock, 1929 was a bad year. The promising pugilist narrowly lost a 15-round championship fight and, months later, the Great Depression struck. Braddock, struggling to support his family and losing many more bouts than he won, eventually gave up boxing to work the docks. In 1934, he returned to the ring, and a year later, he landed a title shot against Max Baer. Braddock was a 10-to-1 underdog but won in a stunning upset. Who beat Braddock for the title in 1937? More… Discuss

 

THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES – (adventures 1-2)


Uploaded on Sep 25, 2011

Part 1. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Mark F. Smith.

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So it shall be written (poetic thought by George-B)


 

And even if we were to understand,
The simplest notions,
It would be for a fraction of a second…
Then, with the wisdom of the fish,
we continue to rush around ourselves,
As happy balanced electrons,
Aimlessly searching for novelty, in a decaying pass
An, without doubt, lost cause of universal challenge

You say brain over matter
I say matter over matter, brain or no brain…

So what if there were to be a brain here, what if an
Infinity of changes took place or will?
For this show,
we live shorter than the shortest flick of desire,
emanated by the most uninsignificantly fundamental
unquantifiable particle-
Only thing that lives on is the insignificance of it…

 “So it was written, So it will be told”

Huntington Beach – Surfing Championship- Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)


Huntington Beach -  Surfing Championship- Oil Pastel Sketch My Art Collection)

Huntington Beach – Surfing Championship- Oil Pastel Sketch My Art Collection)

Nigel Farage, exposing Eurocrat annoying nonsense and propaganda on FOX


Published on May 25, 2013

Nigel Farage, exposing Eurocrat annoying nonsense and propaganda

Scorpions – Lorelei


Ron Carter – The Shadow Of Your Smile



Ron Carter (born May 4, 1937) is an American jazz double-bassist. His appearances on over 2,500 albums make him one of the most-recorded bassists in jazz history, along with Milt Hinton, Ray Brown and Leroy Vinnegar. Carter is also an acclaimed cellist who has recorded numerous times on that instrument.

Ron Carter est un contrebassiste de jazz américain né le 4 mai 1937 à Ferndale dans l’État du Michigan. Le son unique de sa musique et ses fameux déhanchements ont fait de lui une figure légendaire du jazz ainsi qu’un musicien demandé. Ses contributions sur plus de 2 500 albums en font l’un des contrebassistes les plus enregistrés de l’histoire du jazz. Ron Carter est devenu célèbre en jouant avec Miles Davis.

 

English: Ron Carter Band in Tel Aviv, Israel

English: Ron Carter Band in Tel Aviv, Israel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Take Five – The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959) (Check out Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s Take 5 too!)



Take Five” is a jazz piece written by Paul Desmond and performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet on their 1959 album “Time Out”. Recorded at Columbia’s 30th Street Studios in New York City on June 25, July 1, and August 18, 1959, this piece became one of the group’s best-known records, famous for its distinctive, catchy saxophone melody and use of the unusual quintuple (5/4) time, from which its name is derived. While “Take Five” was not the first jazz composition to use this meter, it was one of the first in the United States to achieve mainstream significance, reaching number five on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Singles chart. “Take Five” was re-recorded and performed live multiple times by The Dave Brubeck Quartet throughout the group’s career. In addition, there have been various covers of the piece. “Take Five” has also been included in countless movies and television soundtracks, and still receives significant radio play. Upon his death in 1977, Desmond left the rights to royalties for his performances and compositions, including “Take Five”, to the American Red Cross, which has since received combined royalties of approximately $100,000 per year. “Time Out” is a 1959 album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Continue reading