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quotation: For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal.


For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

quotation: John F. Kennedy


So, let us not be blind to our differences—but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

quotation: A child miseducated is a child lost. John F. Kennedy


A child miseducated is a child lost.John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

today’s birthday: Martha Washington (1731)


Martha Washington (1731)

Martha Washington was the wife of first US president George Washington. They married in 1759, nearly two years after the death of her first husband, Daniel Parke Custis. During the American Revolution, she spent winters in army camps with her husband and organized a women’s sewing circle to mend clothes for the troops. Although the title was not coined until after her death, she is considered the first “First Lady” of the US. She is also the only woman whose portrait has appeared on what? More… Discuss

quotation: “…Let every nation know…” – John F. Kennedy


Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, or oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

quotation: Liberty without learning is always in peril; and learning without liberty is always in vain. John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


Liberty without learning is always in peril; and learning without liberty is always in vain.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

word: querulous


querulous 

Definition: (adjective) Given to complaining; peevish.
Synonyms: fretful, whiny
Usage: The teacher’s patience was wearing thin, but the querulous student nevertheless continued to whine about how much homework she was assigning. Discuss.

this day in the yesteryear: President John F. Kennedy Assassinated (1963)


President John F. Kennedy Assassinated (1963)

The assassination of John F. Kennedy while he was riding in a presidential motorcade in Dallas, Texas, was a seminal event in American history. The US government‘s subsequent investigation—dubbed the “Warren Commission“—concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the culprit, but the assassination is still widely debated, and many people doubt that Oswald acted alone. Oswald’s murder just two days later, while in police custody, further fueled conspiracy theories. Who was the “Babushka Lady“? More… Discuss

Just a thought: Take a full sensorial visit in nature:… by George-B


Just a thought: “Take a full sensorial visit in nature: No, not the tunnel type, meant to exclude senses but one, rather a total immersion in nature: see everything, hear everything, experience everything, without judgement, with the sole purpose of…being in that moment!” -George-B

this pressed: President Richard Nixon resigns, 1974 by Harry Benson — OnThisDay & Facts


this day in the yesteryear: Kennedy Confirms Missile Presence in Cuba (1962)


 

English: Medium Range Ballistic Missile Launch...

English: Medium Range Ballistic Missile Launch Site 1, San Cristobal, Cuba 25 October 1962 (MRBM Launch Site 1) – Cuban missile crisis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Kennedy Confirms Missile Presence in Cuba (1962)

 

The Cuban Missile Crisis was a major Cold War confrontation that began when US reconnaissance flights uncovered Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President John F. Kennedy denounced the Soviet actions, imposed a naval blockade on Cuba, and vowed that the US would retaliate against any missile launched from Cuba. After hovering on the brink of war for several days, the two superpowers were able to reach a compromise. From which countries did the Soviets demand the withdrawal of American missiles? More… Discuss

This high-quality version of President Kennedy’s 10/22/62 Cuban Missile Crisis speech is somewhat rare, because it is complete and unedited. Usually only small bits and pieces of the speech are presented on television and in documentaries. But this is the entire 18-minute address from start to finish.

VIDEO SOURCE (NARA):
http://Amazon.com/dp/B000UWKJ0E

DOWNLOAD LINKS:
http://Archive.org/details/gov.archiv…

RELATED PROGRAM:
http://DVP-Potpourri.blogspot.com/201…

 

this pressed-pay per page media? yes: Ebola Screenings Begin at New York’s JFK Airport – WSJ


Ebola screenings began on Saturday at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport for travelers coming from the most-affected West African countries, in an effort to curb the spread of the disease in the U.S.About two dozen flights with some passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea were expected to land at JFK on Saturday, according to officials with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the…

Ebola screenings began on Saturday at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport for travelers coming from the most-affected West African countries, in an effort to curb the spread of the disease in the U.S.

About two dozen flights with some passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea were expected to land at JFK on Saturday, according to officials with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the…

via Ebola Screenings Begin at New York’s JFK Airport – WSJ.

Vladimir Horowitz 1950 / Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35 “Funeral March”: unique musical moments



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Vladimir Horowitz 1950 / Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35 “Funeral March”

Vladimir Horowitz 1950
Chopin
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35 “Funeral March”

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Chopin, 1835

Frédéric Chopin‘s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35, popularly known as The Funeral March, was completed in 1839 at Nohant, near Châteauroux in France. However, the third movement, whence comes the sonata’s common nickname, had been composed as early as 1837.

The sonata comprises four movements:

  1. Grave – Doppio movimento

  2. Scherzo

  3. Marche funèbre: Lento

  4. Finale: Presto

Funeral march

As noted above, the third movement is structured as a funeral march played with a Lento interlude. While the term “funeral march” is perhaps a fitting description of the 3rd movement, complete with the Lento Interlude in D-flat major, the expression “Chopin’s Funeral March” is used commonly to describe only the funeral march proper (in B-flat minor).

It was transcribed for full orchestra in 1933 by the English composer Sir Edward Elgar (in D minor), and its first performance was at his own memorial concert the next year. It was also transcribed for large orchestra by the conductor Leopold Stokowski; this version was recorded for the first time by Matthias Bamert.

The emotive “funeral march” has become well known in popular culture. It was used at the state funerals of John F. Kennedy, Sir Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher and those of Soviet leaders, including Leonid Brezhnev. It was also played in the funeral of the Spanish poet Miguel Hernández and at thegraveside during Chopin’s own burial at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

 

Quotation: Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. John F. Kennedy


Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

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quotation: A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. John F. Kennedy


A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

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QUOTATION: John F. Kennedy


And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

 

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: WILLIAM MANCHESTER (1922)


William Manchester (1922)

Manchester, an American historian, biographer, and bestselling author, published 18 books during his lifetime, including three popular volumes on US president John F. Kennedy. His writings have been translated into multiple languages. He served as a Marine during World War II, and his wartime experiences formed the basis for Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War. Why did Jacqueline Kennedy file a lawsuit to prevent the publication of Manchester’s The Death of a PresidentMore… Discuss

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Killing Kennedy: Behind the Scenes



Go behind the scenes with the actors and crew of the National Geographic global movie event, Killing Kennedy. KILLING KENNEDY PREMIERES SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10 at 8P.

Today’s Birthday: MAURICE CHEVALIER (1888)


Maurice Chevalier (1888)

Chevalier was a French actor, singer, and vaudeville entertainer known for his trademark tuxedo and straw hat. While a prisoner of war during World War I, Chevalier studied English. After the war, he began acting in the US, where he appeared in movies that helped establish the musical as a film genre. Though he put on a heavy French accent while performing in English, he actually spoke the language quite fluently with only a subtle accent. Why did his popularity dwindle during World War IIMore…Discuss

 

Quotation: John F. Kennedy on – art-artistry-money-race-society….all in few words glued together by politics!


Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color.

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Quotation: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) on opinion v. thought, comfort over discomfort!


Too often we…enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

Picture Quotation


“A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”          John F. Kennedy

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Quotation of the Day: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) on effort, courage, purpose and direction, as they relate.


Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

Today In History: Happy Birthday Mr. President (1962)-Marilyn Monroe


Marilyn Monroe sings “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” (1962)

In 1962, US President John F. Kennedy‘s birthday was celebrated with a lavish party at Madison Square Garden in New York City. During the event, Monroe took the stage and delivered a sultry version of “Happy Birthday,” substituting “Mr. President” for Kennedy’s name, a gesture that has served to fuel the persistent rumors that she and Kennedy had engaged in an affair. The performance was one of Monroe’s last major public appearances. What did Kennedy say about the song during the party? More… Discuss

Today”s Quotation: J.F.K (May 12, 2011)


 

The new and terrible dangers which man has created can only be controlled by man.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

My take on this:  History proves to us that the last thing “man” can do is control anything he happened to figure out, and then applied that knowledge, without any wisdom and regard for its own best judgement: Are things going to change? One can only hope: But what do you do in a place where hope was obliterated, and the only thing left is …Patience?