Tag Archives: Seattle

today’s holiday: Irrigation Festival


Irrigation Festival

The Irrigation Festival is the oldest continuous festival in Washington, held since 1896 in Sequim. Originally known as “May Days,” the festival celebrated the opening of the first ditch to bring water from the Dungeness River to the arid Sequim prairie. In the early days, there were horse races, dancing, a keg of beer hidden in the brush, and tables loaded with food. Today, thousands come for a week of activities: a grand parade, a loggers’ show, a high school operetta, crafts and flower exhibits, dances, music, and the Ditchwalkers Clam and Spaghetti Dinner. More… Discuss

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My Buggy Valentine


My Buggy Valentine

The San Francisco Zoo has come up with a special way for the brokenhearted to mark Valentine’s Day: by adopting a giant hairy scorpion or a Madagascar hissing cockroach and naming it after a former sweetheart. Jilted lovers who take advantage of this opportunity can even send a notification to their exes, informing them of their cuddly new namesakes. Although the scorpions and cockroaches will be named in vengeance, it is ultimately all for a good cause—the money donated for naming rights will be used in conservation and research efforts. More… Discuss

Canine Commuter Rides Bus Alone to Dog Park


Canine Commuter Rides Bus Alone to Dog Park

A black Labrador retriever named Eclipse has recently turned heads by riding the bus—alone—to her local dog park in Seattle, Washington. Commuters and transit employees alike have reported seeing Eclipse board the bus in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood and then ride about four stops to the dog park. While dogs are allowed on Seattle buses, they usually have human companions. Eclipse’s independent streak does not bother her owner, however, who says that he just meets up with her later at the dog park. More… Discuss

Seattle’s Space Needle


The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washin...

The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washington. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Deutsch: Space Needle, Seattle, May 1997

Deutsch: Space Needle, Seattle, May 1997 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Seattle’s Space Needle

At 605 feet (184 m) tall, the Space Needle is the most recognizable landmark in Seattle, Washington. The tower was built for the 1962 World’s Fair and now boasts a rotating restaurant, a gift shop, and an observation deck, which afford views of the Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, and Elliott Bay. The tower can withstand winds of up to 200 mph (322 km/h) and earthquakes up to 9.1 in magnitude. It also has 25 lightning rods. What two design concepts inspired the structure’s unique architecture? More… Discuss

English: The Space Needle in Seattle, Washingt...

English: The Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Amy Goodman: Texas Strips Women of Their Health and Rights http://t.co/U3ugwOhsqk #SoundCloud — Democracy Now!



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Seattle Genetics: Blood Cancer Awareness Month


Seattle Genetics: Blood Cancer Awareness Month.

Arthur Sullivan – The Mikado – Overture: make music part of your life series



FROM: Fledermaus1990 Fledermaus1990

Arthur Sullivan – The Mikado – Overture

Conductor: John Carewe
Orchestra: Nürnberger Symphoniker

Ernst von Dohnányi Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1 (1895) – iii.: make music part of your life series


Ernst von Dohnányi Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1 (1895) – iii.

Adagio quasi andante
Danielle de Swert Hahn (pno), Vilmos Szabadi, Luke Wedge (vls), Szilvia Kovács (vla), Charlie Powers (vlc)
National Gallery of Art Washington D.C.
2009
http://www.szabadi.com
http://www.achordpictures.hu

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
The native form of this personal name is Dohnányi Ernő. This article uses the Western name order.

Ernő Dohnányi

Ernő Dohnányi (Hungarian: [ˈɛrnøː ˈdohnaːɲi]; July 27, 1877 – February 9, 1960) was a Hungarian conductor, composer and pianist. He used a German form of his name, Ernst von Dohnányi, on most of his published compositions. The “von” implies nobility, and, according to the biography by his third wife, his family was ennobled in 1697 and given a “seal,” which she describes in some detail.[1]

today’s holiday: ‘Ksan Celebrations


‘Ksan Celebrations

On Friday evenings in July and August, dances and accompanying songs are performed by the ‘Ksan, or Gitxsan, Indians in a longhouse in the Indian Village in Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada. The dances are said to go back to pre-history; they were revived in 1958, and the ‘Ksan dancers have since performed in New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Kansas City, Missouri, and even Australia. Performers must be Git ‘Ksan, meaning “People of the ‘Ksan” (named after the nearby Skeena River). More… Discuss

Ovidiu BADILA @ PAGANINI/BADILA ‘Moses’ Fantasy – live 2000


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Ovidiu BADILA @ PAGANINI/BADILA ‘Moses‘ Fantasy – live 2000

Niccolò PAGANINI: Variations on G string, “Moses Fantasy”, from Rossini’s ‘Mosé in Egitto’ (arr. Badila) [6’47”]
(6:57 applause; Ovidiu Badila jokes and speaks about his Rossini’s paraphrase)
Ovidiu BADILA, doublebass – unknown, piano
(Live, 26 Nov.2000 – Brechemin Auditorium, UW School of Music, Seattle)
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Scientists narrow in on Sea Star Wasting Syndrome devastating Pacific coast | CTV News


Sea stars dying off in PacificScientists narrow in on Sea Star Wasting Syndrome devastating Pacific coast | CTV News.

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SAINT OF THE DAY May 1: ST. MARCULF


SAINT OF THE DAY

May 1 Saint of the Day

ST. MARCULF
May 1: Marculf is also known as Marcoul. He was born at Bayeux, … Read More

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ARTICLE: STARBUCKS


Starbucks

Over the past four decades, Starbucks has become a global phenomenon, transforming the way people—Americans in particular—consume coffee—whether for the better is still a matter of dispute. The first Starbucks store was opened in Seattle, Washington, in 1971 by two teachers and a writer who wanted to sell high-quality coffee beans and machines. It has since grown into a multibillion-dollar corporation with thousands of coffeehouses worldwide. What are the origins of the Starbucks name and logo? More… Discuss

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NEWS: EIGHT DEAD, MORE THAN 100 MISSING FOLLOWING MUDSLIDE


Eight Dead, More Than 100 Missing following Mudslide

Eight bodies have been recovered and more than 100 people are still missing following a mudslide in the US state of Washington that destroyed about 30 homes near the town of Oso on Saturday. The area has had problems with unstable land in the past, but this is the most devastating mudslide it has seen in recent years. Authorities believe recent heavy rain is to blame for the disaster.Search-and-rescue operations are ongoing, but dangerous conditions are hampering the effort. No survivors have been recovered since Saturday.More… Discuss

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The Head and the Heart – Rivers and Roads with LYRICS!!!


 

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QUOTATION: John Filson about curiosty…(no,not cats’)


Curiosity is natural to the soul of man, and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.

John Filson (1747-1788) Discuss

 

Quotation: John Filson


So much does friendship triumph over misfortune, that sorrows and sufferings vanish at the meeting not only of real friends, but of the most distant acquaintances, and substitutes happiness in their room.

John Filson (1747-1788) Discuss

 

Paramilitary Policing From Seattle to Occupy Wall Street (from The Nation)


Paramilitary Policing From Seattle to Occupy Wall Street (from The Nation)
Paramilitary Policing From Seattle to Occupy Wall Street (from The Nation) (click here to read the very imortant article)

They came from all over, tens of thousands of demonstrators from around the world, protesting the economic and moral pitfalls of globalization. Our mission as members of the Seattle Police Department? To safeguard people and property—in that order. Things went well the first day. We were praised for our friendliness and restraint—though some politicians were apoplectic at our refusal to make mass arrests for the actions of a few.

About the Author

Norm Stamper
Norm Stamper was chief of the Seattle Police Department during the WTO protests in 1999. He is the author of Breaking…
 

Then came day two. Early in the morning, large contingents of demonstrators began to converge at a key downtown intersection. They sat down and refused to budge. Their numbers grew. A labor march would soon add additional thousands to the mix.

“We have to clear the intersection,” said the field commander. “We have to clear the intersection,” the operations commander agreed, from his bunker in the Public Safety Building. Standing alone on the edge of the crowd, I, the chief of police, said to myself, “We have to clear the intersection.”

Why?

Because of all the what-ifs. What if a fire breaks out in the Sheraton across the street? What if a woman goes into labor on the seventeenth floor of the hotel? What if a heart patient goes into cardiac arrest in the high-rise on the corner? What if there’s a stabbing, a shooting, a serious-injury traffic accident? How would an aid car, fire engine or police cruiser get through that sea of people? The cop in me supported the decision to clear the intersection. But the chief in me should have vetoed it. And he certainly should have forbidden the indiscriminate use of tear gas to accomplish it, no matter how many warnings we barked through the bullhorn.

(From: http://www.thenation.com/article/164501/paramilitary-policing-seattle-occupy-wall-street)

This article was written and published before the peeper spray dehumanizing action at UC DAVIS, and it only support this experience retired police chief take on the reality of the mindset of the authorities regarding the social, not politically associated movement for justice and peace!