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Haiku-Crickets, poetic thought by George-B (the Smudge and Other Poems Page)

Haiku-Crickets, poetic thought by George-B
(the Smudge and Other Poems Page)

I respect crickets

A many enemy they have:

lesser one is better.

– George-B ©

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Democracy Now!: “Cartoonist Lives Matter”: Art Spiegelman Responds to Charlie Hebdo Attack, Power of Cartoons

Democracy Now! “Cartoonist Lives Matter”: Art Spiegelman Responds to Charlie Hebdo Attack, Power of Cartoons

Posted on Jan 9, 2015


Art Spiegelman is renowned American cartoonist, editor and comics advocate. In 1992, he won a Pulitzer Prize for “Maus,” considered one of the most important graphic novels ever published and one of the most influential works on the Nazi Holocaust. Spiegelman also founded the comics magazine RAW. In 2005, he was named one of the 100 Most Influential People by Time magazine. After a discussion about the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, we continue our conversation with Spiegelman about his life’s work and the power of cartoons. Listen to the first part of the interview at democracynow.org. ||| Visit democracynow.org to watch the full daily news program, read the transcript, or search our vast online archive. Livestream weekdays 8-9am ET. Follow Democracy Now! on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google+ and Pinterest.

François Hollande : “Ceux qui ont commis ces actes n’ont rien à voir avec la religion musulmane”

François Hollande : “Ceux qui ont commis ces actes n’ont rien à voir avec la religion musulmane”

Published on Jan 9, 2015

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PARIS – François Hollande a prévenu vendredi que “la France n’en a pas terminé avec les menaces dont elle est la cible”, lors d’une allocution télévisée après le dénouement des deux prises d’otages.

La France, même si elle consciente d’avoir fait face, même si elle sait qu’elle peut disposer, avec les forces de sécurité, d’hommes et de femmes capables de courage et de bravoure, n’en a pas terminé avec les menaces dont elle est la cible. Je veux vous appeler à la vigilance, à l’unité et à la mobilisation”, a déclaré le président de la République.

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News – Tech at work: Status Update Saves Stranded Hiker

Status Update Saves Stranded Hiker

A resourceful emergency dispatcher used social media to help save a hiker who plunged 150 feet (45 m) off a cliff into a tree near Sacramento, California, this week. After a 911 call by the hiker’s son was disconnected, dispatchers tried in vain to determine the location using the cell phone’s coordinates—until a dispatch trainee Googled the injured man’s name. She soon found his Facebook page, saw an earlier status update about his hike, and sent rescue crews to his location. The man was treated for broken bones and a head injury. More… Discuss



Had early 20th-century etiquette expert Emily Post had access to the Internet, she certainly would have had some choice words for today’s Web users—and they would not have included profanity. The idea that cussing on the Net is poor form is just one part of “netiquette“—the Internet’s informal code of manners. Typing ENTIRELY IN UPPER CASE is also generally frowned upon, as it is considered akin to shouting. A good rule of thumb is “Think before you post.” What is the Eternal September? More… Discuss

All’s Fair in Love and Dating Websites?

All’s Fair in Love and Dating Websites?

Researchers are held to a strict code of ethics when carrying out experiments on human subjects. For example, they are expected to obtain informed consent from participants. Yet, the obligations of websites remain murky, and some are using this to their advantage. On the heels of Facebook‘s revelation that it manipulated users’ feeds to study emotions, dating website OKCupid admitted to carrying out its own experiments, one of which involved falsifying compatibility information to see how it would impact users’ likelihood of initiating communication. OKCupid defended its actions, saying the data collected will help them improve on the site, but many remain outraged. More… Discuss


youtube is google “theirtube” or googletube: question is: whodidyousignwith?

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Anti-Social App Aims to Prevent Awkward Meetings

Do you dread the idea of accidentally running into an ex? Well, rest easy; there’s an app out there for you. Cloak is just one of a growing number of “anti-social” apps hitting marketplaces. It gathers public location information from other social networking services and alerts users when people they have flagged for avoidance are nearby. They can then take evasive action as necessary! More… Discuss

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Debussy, Danses sacrée et profane

Ensemble Instrumental de Corse,
Marielle Nordmann,
Danses sacrée et profane de Claude Debussy.
Enregistré le 22 juin 2007 au Palais des Congrès d’Ajaccio


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From sintesio: Censorship and Social Media in China

According to Sintesio: Almost 1 million articles were censored every day in China in 2010

According to Sintesio: Almost 1 million articles were censored every day in China in 2010

Almost 1 million articles were censored every day in China in 2010

Censorship and Social Media in China.

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from synthesio: Man vs. Machine in Social Media Listening: Why Teamwork is the Key

Man vs. Machine in Social Media Listening: Why Teamwork is the Key.

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Léo FERRE (2/10) : Vingt ans / La chambre / Le scaphandrier

Léo FERRE (2/10) : Vingt ans / La chambre / Le scaphandrier

Léo Ferré (24 August 1916 – 14 July 1993) was a Monegasque poet, composer and a dynamic and controversial live performer whose career in France dominated the years after the Second World Waruntil his death. He released some forty albums over this period, composing the music and the majority of the lyrics. He released many hit singles, particularly between 1960 and the mid-seventies. Some of his songs have become classics of the French chanson repertoire, such as Avec le temps, C’est extra or Jolie Môme.

Along with Georges BrassensJacques Brel and Serge Gainsbourg, he is considered one of the greatest French singer-songwriters of all times, but unlike Brel and Gainsbourg, or even Charles Aznavour, his songs are very little known in the English-speaking world. Ferré was an anarchist; he may be the greatest French protest singer ever.

Ferré’s lyrics were extremely incisive and tuned in to the issues of the day, but also astonishingly poetic. He mixed revolt with love and melancholy, sophisticated lyricism with slang and shouts, rhyming verse with prose monologues. He moved from music-hall to symphonic music, breaking free from the traditional song structure, inventing his own musical territory, powerfully dramatic and unique. He also popularized the French poètes maudits, such as François VillonCharles BaudelairePaul Verlaine, and Arthur Rimbaud, as well as great French poets from the 20th century like Guillaume Apollinaire and Louis Aragon, by setting into music many of their poems.


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Shivaree – Goodnight Moon


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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, July 11

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Anti-Social Media on the Rise

The Disney adage “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all” apparently has one exception—the Internet. People are becoming increasingly rude on social media, apparently finding it easier to say nasty things online than in person, and the fallout from online feuds is spilling over into real life. Nearly 20 percent of people have blocked, unsubscribed, or unfriended someone because of a virtual spat, and an equal number has reduced face-to-face contact with a person because of something said online. More… Discuss

Merriam-Webster Adds Tweet and Bromance to Lexicon

Merriam-Webster Adds Tweet and Bromance to Lexicon

According to the people at Merriam-Webster, a tweet is no longer just the chirping sound a bird makes, it is also “a post made on the Twitter online message service.” Other words making their debut in the latest edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary include “boomerang child,” referring to a “young adult who returns to live at his or her family home, especially for financial reasons”; “bromance,” describing a “close, non-sexual relationship between men”; and “fist bump,” a “gesture in which two people bump their fists together, as in greeting or celebration.” In all, editors selected 150 new words to add to the dictionary. More… Discuss