Boy Angel, wall hanging, Nursery decor, Christmas Angel, Home Decor, guardian angel , Wall art, Gift, angel art, Male angel , angel wings by MIRAKRIS   

32.00 USD

Boy Angel, wall hanging, Nursery decor, Christmas Angel, Home Decor, guardian angel , Wall art, Gift, angel art, Male angel , angel wings

A perfect gift for Christmas, New Born, home decor will be amazing on any wall in your house
This angel made with polymer all the flowers I sculpted by my hand, one by one using the Millefiori technique
Very colorful and unique piece
This lovely angel has been glazed with several layers of varnish for extra shine and protection

Size 16 cm tall - 5"

I accept payment via Pay-Pal

All my items are packed and shipped in padded cardboard boxes and/or padded envelopes, ready to give as a gift

Items ship worldwide to any destination.
Standard registered air-mail shipping (10-21 business days)
Express EMS insured shipping (4-6 business days) is offered for $20-30 (just convo me)

All my artwork made by me in Ashdod, Israel.

The price is for one angel :-)
.
Thank you for looking ©

THIS ITEM IS READY TO SHIP!

You are welcome to join my page on Facebook
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To see more of my sculpture visit my shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MIRAKRIS?section_id=10015344


          Bank manager takes to the road to raise money for hospice   
A BANBURY bank manager has swapped bean-counting for a bike and side car to raise money for Katharine House Hospice.
          Front Desk Officer - JHT CLUBHOUSE PTE LTD - Bugis   
Issues room key to guest. Keep records of room availability and guests’ accounts. Posts charges such as room, food, liquor, or telephone, to guest folio....
From Indeed - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 07:39:03 GMT - View all Bugis jobs
           Household items for sale    
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Household items for sale like 32'Ledtv with stand, fridge,washing mashing,Coolpex water filter,bed,baithak etc.... https://olx.com.kw/ad/household-items-for-sale-ID6MDrK.html
          Security & Maintenance Officer - The Bible Society of Singapore - City Hall   
Verify equipment with list with seminar room booking clients before and after use. Maintain the security of Bible House:....
From The Bible Society of Singapore - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:59:45 GMT - View all City Hall jobs
          Housekeeping Assistant - Singapore Cricket Club - City Hall   
Support in the setting up of function room for banquet events; Being part of the team, your responsibilities include:....
From Indeed - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 02:07:39 GMT - View all City Hall jobs
          House Captains   
House Captains
          House Festival 2008   
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          Adopt Tadpole a White - with Black Beagle / Terrier (Unknown Type (Adopt-a-Pet.com)   
Tadpole is a happy go lucky pup who is working hard on his house breaking!

          pwtempuser pwtempuser updated API 9flats   

9flats

API Endpoint: 
https://api.9flats.com/api/
API Description: 
9flats is a service for those who want to book a place or rent out a room, apartment or house, across the world. Users can rent out single rooms or entire locations for a single night or an extended period of time. The site offers travelers a cheap way to travel and people with extra rooms a way to earn some extra cash. The 9flats API allows users to access the site's information.
How is this API different ?: 
SSL Support: 
Yes
API Forum / Message Boards: 
Twitter URL: 
http://twitter.com/9FlatsAPI
Developer Support URL: 
https://github.com/9flats/nineflats-api
Interactive Console URL: 
9flats
Support Email Address: 
Primary Category: 
Secondary Categories: 
Popularity: 
1
Supported Response Formats: 
Is This a Hypermedia API?: 
Yes
Supported Request Formats: 
Architectural Style: 
Version: 
Description File URL (if public): 
Other Request Format: 
Other Response Format: 
Type of License if Non-Proprietary: 

          Curry por 201   

Como se esperaba, los Warriors pusieron todo su esfuerzo para retener a Stephen Curry, quien finalmente pasó a tener un salario acorde a su condición de estrella luego de cobrar la temporada anterior "apenas" 12 millones.

El reciente campeón con los Warriors firmó un contrato de 201 millones de dólares por los próximos cinco años, que lo pone como el mejor pagado de la NBA y de todas las ligas profesionales de Estados Unidos.

Curry ahora superará en salario a LeBron James, de Cleveland, que fue el primero en felicitar a su rival una vez que se enteró de la renovación de su colega.

FILE - In this May 30, 2016, file photo, fans cheer as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry yells after the Warriors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif. One of the NBA's biggest bargains until now, Curry is about to receive his massive payday.  Golden State general manager Bob Myers said Friday, June 30, 2017, the Warriors will finalize a contract with the two-time MVP once the free agency moratorium ends July 6.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Anoche a primera hora se largó la carrera de negociaciones y renovaciones entre los jugadores y los equipos de la NBA, en lo que se denomina "agencia libre". Los contratos negociados desde el 1 de julio y hasta el seis de este mes se empezarán a firmar quedarán oficializados a partir del viernes próximo.

Entre otras operaciones que fueron adelantadas por distintos medios de comunicación, el alero Paul George, de Indiana Pacers, pasó a Oklahoma City Thunder a cambio de Victor Oladipo y Domantas Sabonis.

Feb 13, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) is fouled by San Antonio Spurs guard Mano Ginobili (20) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports eeuu manu Ginobili basquet liga NBA basquetbolistas partido Indiana Pacers vs spurs

También, los Warriors se aseguraron la renovación de otra pieza capital en su esquema: Shaun Livingston. A sus 31 años, el escolta ha alcanzado un acuerdo por tres temporadas y 24 millones de dólares. El tercer año del acuerdo estaría parcialmente garantizado: sólo 2 de los 8 millones quedarían asegurados para el jugador.

Otro equipo que rompió la chequera fue Los Angeles Clippers: extendieron el contrato del ala pivote Blake Griffin a cambio de 173 millones por cinco temporadas, lo que convierte su acuerdo en el segundo más importante de la NBA. 

Además, se produjeron otros movimientos y, a la espera de la firma del acuerdo, otras negociaciones contractuales estarían encaminadas:

Tony Snell continuaría en Milwaukee por cinco campañas y 46.000.000.

Patty Mills habría sellado un acuerdo para continuar en San Antonio hasta 2021 (4 temporadas), por los que recibiría 50 millones.

SAN ANTONIO,TX - APRIL 25 : Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs congratulates Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs after a defensive effort against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 25, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP
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Jeff Teague ficharía por Minnesota a cambio de 57.000.000 por tres campañas.

Cristiano Felicio no se movería de Chicago, con los que firmaría por 32 millones y tres temporadas.

Jrue Holiday seguiría en New Orleans, a cambio de 126 millones por cinco temporadas.

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, right, celebrates with guard Jrue Holiday (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The Pelicans won 119-111. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman) eeuu anthony davis jrue holiday basquet liga nba basquet liga nba basquetbolistas new orleans pelicans


          "I wanted to bring it out into the open because it's still a dirty little secret in many households." - Chief Lester Aradi   
"I wanted to bring it out into the open because it's still a dirty little secret in many households." - Chief Lester Aradi
          Step By Step Instructions On What To Do When Your Pet Has An Accident In The House   

If you catch your pet in the middle of the act, don't fret but instead use it as a learning opportunity. Pets, especially dogs are creatures of habit and moods, just like people.


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          Domestic Electrician Who Are They And What They Can Offer?   

When you are having an electrical assignment that should be done in the house it is most likely best to hire a domestic electrician. They can do all electrical tasks effectively around the home.


          House Committee Forwards Nuclear Waste Amendment Act - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers   
House Committee Forwards Nuclear Waste Amendment Act - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers
          Vivo announces Android Nougat-based FunTouch OS 3.1   

Most smartphone manufacturers just can’t get enough of their in-house mobile interfaces. Vivo, who’s one of those keen of using their own implementation, has officially announced that a FunTouch OS 3.1 update is in the works. The upcoming FunTouch OS 3.1 will finally be based on Android 7.1 Nougat. It took quite some time, as Vivo is […]

This article, Vivo announces Android Nougat-based FunTouch OS 3.1, was originally published at NoypiGeeks | Philippines Technology News, Reviews and How to's.


          SkyBiz HomeBiz 1899 Plan: 10Mbps internet with no data cap and free cable TV   

SkyBiz, SkyCable’s ISP brand that aims to cater businesses and corporation, has a new product aimed at households. The new SkyBiz HomeBiz 1899 aims to deliver ultra-fast speeds for the small businesses and companies. Staying true to its purpose, SkyBiz’s new business-grade broadband plan shows that someone finally acknowledges home-based jobs and small companies as a […]

This article, SkyBiz HomeBiz 1899 Plan: 10Mbps internet with no data cap and free cable TV, was originally published at NoypiGeeks | Philippines Technology News, Reviews and How to's.


          Warehouse Picker/Packer - Ford Spares Ltd - Stoke-on-Trent ST4   
Driving licence and own car preferred but not essential. Job role will include picking parts and packing orders, tidying up warehouse and stock checks.... £7.50 an hour
From Indeed - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:14:32 GMT - View all Stoke-on-Trent ST4 jobs
          Front of House Receptionist - M Club spa and fitness - Stoke-on-Trent ST1   
To positively influence sales & retention through the handling of queries, promotion of club activities & assisting the membership team in the administration of...
From Indeed - Sat, 06 May 2017 09:09:12 GMT - View all Stoke-on-Trent ST1 jobs
          Music For Sports Games Vol.09 (2017)   

Перед вами отличный сборник музыки для спортивных игр девятого ыпуска. Этот сборник отличается не только своей активностью, что обязательно в случае, если вы хотите слушать его во время занятий спортом, но и мелодичностью, что поднимает настроение, а значит, и мотивацию. Это не просто ритмичные монотонные мелодии, а прекрасно подходящие для летних тренировок мотивирующие композиции.

Исполнитель: Various Performers
Название: Music For Sports Games Vol.09
Жанр музыки: Pop, Dance, House
Дата релиза: 2017
Количество композиций: 110
Формат | Качество: MP3 | 320 kpbs
Продолжительность: 07 :48 :08
Размер: 1080 mb (+3% )
          Front of House Team Member - Coast to Coast - Hanley   
Coast to Coast is a premium American Restaurant and Bar. We offer NVQ qualifications, alongside on the job learning, and with the planned expansion we are...
From Indeed - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:14:56 GMT - View all Hanley jobs
          Aesthetical Progressive House (2017)   

Невзирая на то, что новый альбом "Aesthetical Progressive House" охарактеризовано танцевальным направлением, все выполнено в достаточно мягкой манере, кроме того, в большинстве треков присутствует отменный вокал, благодаря которому все музыкальные творения слушаются непринужденно.

Исполнитель: Various Performers
Название: Aesthetical Progressive House
Жанр музыки: Progressive House, Electro
Дата релиза: 2017
Количество композиций: 100
Формат | Качество: MP3 | 320 kpbs
Продолжительность: 11 :01 :21
Размер: 1530 mb (+3% )
          Front of House Staff - Super Play Factory - Stoke-on-Trent ST1   
Ensuring children play safe within the play area, serving guests with hot food and coffee with a smile and a polite manner....
From Indeed - Mon, 15 May 2017 14:39:55 GMT - View all Stoke-on-Trent ST1 jobs
          Penthouse Australian — May-June 2017   

Австралийский пентхаус является одним из самых известных журналов для взрослых мужчин, провокационно представляя красивых женщин со всего мира. Это издание особенно известно за хардкорное содержание его эротических фотографий. Страницы в пентхаусе всегда яркие, подробные и красочные, чтобы удовлетворить ожидания своих читателей. Каждый выпуск журнала предлагает статьи про мужской образ жизни, разделенные по темам: мода, автомобили, музыка и эксклюзивные интервью.
          WAREHOUSE PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE- Temp to Hire   
SC-Columbia, Spherion is immediately hiring WAREHOUSE PRODUCTION ASSOCIATES for a multi-brand apparel company servicing over 1100 retailers. These positions offer the opportunity to work into a full time career opportunity offering competitive salaries, great benefits, paid vacation, a fun and fast paced work environment and much more. Starting pay - $10/hour Normal workweek is Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00
          Night Warehouse Associate- Stable career opportunity!   
SC-Columbia, Spherion Staffing is immediately hiring a Night Warehouse Associate for a large distribution warehouse located in Columbia, SC. This is a true temp to hire opportunity. To be successful in this role, you must be a positive, upbeat, driven, fast moving and hardworking individual. Working hours: Sun-Thurs 5:30pm-6am Working hours: Sun-Thurs 5:30pm-6am Skills: Skills: This is a Sunday- Thursday 2nd s
          425 N Neville St Oakland, PA 15213 - $289900   
Located in Oakland, this mid rise style home has 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. 425 N Neville St is situated in the Pittsburgh School District and MANOR HOUSE neighborhood. The sale of this home includes refrigerator, dish washer, disposal, electric stove, microwave oven, automatic garage door opener, and window treatments. This home also has a 2 car integral garage, tile, hard wood, wall to wall carpet floors, electric, forced air heating, and central air cooling.
          5563 Glen Hill Drive Bethel Park, PA 15102 - $240000   
Located in Bethel Park, this two-story style home has 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath. 5563 GLEN HILL DRIVE is situated in the Bethel Park School District and Vist Glen Manor neighborhood. This well-maintained home has a 2 car attached garage, The beautiful kitchen has granite counters and peninsula. All upgraded appliances remain.The finished Family Room has a log-burning fireplace with doors to the rear covered porch and patio. The recently landscaped yard offers privacy though this is a corner lot. There is a "special" area to the right of the house to park a boat, trailer or simply to use a play area. There is an HMS Deluxe Home Warranty included,
          The Tin Woodman was about to.   
In the meanwhile, I think does honour to both of us.
She found the furnished house at sofa, and sending for her son.
And grinds the quivering flesh with bloody jaws;
(said Hector, fired with stern disdain) The worst advice, the better to refuse.
          Re: SBA loans for California crabbers as feds declare Dungeness season a disaster   
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          Boyne Highlands Resort   
Boyne Highlands offers true old-world flavor with friendly northern Michigan hospitality. At the center of the Highlands resort experience is the Main Lodge. Situated at the base of the slopes, it features a lively restaurant, the casual Slopeside Lounge, and the family-friendly outdoor pool and hot tubs.The Bartley House is a stone and timber continental [...]
          Associé(e) d'Entrepot/Warehouse Associate - JYSK - Hamel, QC   
Assurez que les étiquettes pour les boites manquantes, pièces de rechanges, articles pour ramassage/livraisons et discontinues sot à jour en tout temps....
From JYSK - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:40:33 GMT - View all Hamel, QC jobs
          805 Cherry Hill Drive Collier Township, PA 15142 - $369900   
Lovely 1st Floor master patio home! Maintenance-free living in beautiful Nevillewood Golf Course community. Light and Bright! Sparkles! Charming sun room used as a media room/den. Spacious eat-in kitchen with loads of cabinets and storage, granite counters, fully equipped with gas cooktop, wall oven, trash compactor. 1st floor laundry and 1st floor Powder Room. Intercom system through out! Remote-controlled lighting! The nearby Community Clubhouse and swimming pool for the residents of Cherry Hill is an added bonus! Extra parking across the street for visitors--so convenient! 3rd Floor bedroom/gathering room also provides a set-off space for an office. Excellent storage plus an extra walk-in
          Zambia: Ultra-Modern State House On Cards   

Construction for an ultra-modern State House is due to begin next year after a Parliamentary committee expressed concern over the deteriorating condition of the current home and office the head of state -built some eight decades ago - and MPs supported the idea. The project results from the recommendations of the Committee on Communications, Transport, Works and Supply following its recent tour of State House where members noted that the worrying extent of deterioration of the main structure, referred to as Plot 1 on Independence Avenue.


          12 Elm Leetsdale, PA 15056 - $375000   
Straight out of House Beautiful! Outstanding totally renovated Cape Cod with amazing curb appeal on a wooded lot minutes to the Sewickley Village shops/restaurants/YMCA and Starbucks. This home is been renovated with amazing craftsmanship and is essentially a NEW home in an Old shell. The owners have touched everything! Upon entering you will immediately notice the open floorplan that is ideal for today's lifestyle. The white oak floors on the first floor are new, but meant to mimic the originally restored hardwood flooring on the second level. The Living Room is light and bright with easy access to the Kitchen and Sunrooms. The Gourmet Kitchen is beautifully appointed with a spa
          321 Regis Avenue West Mifflin, PA 15122 - $2000   
Warehouse or Office Space: Whether you are planning to start a business or move your existing business, the possibilities are endless in this 2000 sq ft warehouse. Imagine the boost your business will have when move into this opulent professional building. Custom designed, you will love the look of this luxurious all brick building. The owner is willing to build to suit, so this prime location will be perfect for your business. Although this unit is currently set up as a warehouse with 15' ceilings, a 10' level entry garage door, approximately 1800 sq ft of open space plus approximately 200 sq ft with waiting room, utility room with sink, and offices, you can design it to fit your
          Brassed Off coming to the Black Country stage   
FOR the first time in almost 40 years, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will produce a full-scale in house production.
          National news: 'Income shock’ forcing cash-strapped households to foodbanks   
FOUR in five people referred to foodbanks have skipped meals and gone without eating, sometimes for days at a time, a major new study has revealed.
          Lote en Los Talas en Inmomap   
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Excelente lote en Barrio Los Talas. Lote de 850 mts, interno y con salida a dos calles. Inmejorable ubicación. LOS TALAS te ofrecerá 4 hectáreas de espacios comunes: - CLUB HOUSE: Sala de estar, bar-restaurante, salón de juegos de cartas,...
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          Water temperature affects herbicide performance   

Getting the most out of your herbicide may be linked to water temperature.

A new Purdue Extension publication gives applicators of postemergence herbicides insights into the importance of mixing herbicides with water at optimum temperatures to make them most effective.

Guidance offered in "Water Temperature and Herbicide Performance" is based on research by Purdue University weed scientists who studied the effectiveness of certain herbicides on several weed species when mixed with spray water at various temperatures. The researchers concluded that moderate to warm water - but not hot - was better than cold.

"We give the guidelines of not using cold water in the early spring or late fall," said Pratap Devkota, the lead researcher and graduate research assistant to weed scientist Bill Johnson. "Make sure you use moderate to warm water. The right water temperature is one of the components of herbicide application."

Farmers generally are not aware of that, Devkota said, because there has been little research on the topic.

Hot and cold

In a greenhouse study, herbicide was applied to weed species giant ragweed, marestail (horseweed), Palmer amaranth and pitted morningglory. Herbicides used were 2,4-D choline, glufosinate, mesotrione and glyphosate plus dicamba premix. Each herbicide solution was held for 24 hours and six hours before application. It also was applied immediately after mixing.

The researchers found that performance was reduced on some weed species when the herbicides were mixed with water at 41 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest temperature tested. They also discovered that performance was reduced at 133 degrees, the highest temperature tested. Performance was not reduced at 72 and 102 degrees, the middle temperatures tested.

The study found that the herbicide mixtures held for up to 24 hours did not affect weed control in any of the tested herbicide products. The researchers cautioned, however, not to generalize the results for all herbicides. They noted previous research showing that some herbicide products from Group 2 (ALS inhibitors) can undergo hydrolysis when spray solutions remain in a tank for a certain period; likewise, herbicides in Group 1 (ACCase inhibitors) can break down when ultraviolet radiation infiltrates a tank.

Free download available

The researchers said applicators should consider that mixing certain herbicides with water warmer than 41 degrees may enhance - certainly not harm - early spring or late fall burndown applications.

They also said the temperature of water stored in tanks above ground for more than one or two days should be monitored. "It is reasonable to expect that the air temperature can give you a rough estimate of the stored water's temperature," they wrote. "You can also use a thermometer."

The researchers said further research is needed to learn the exact reasons for the lower performance of herbicides mixed with cold water. They said, for instance, it is possible that low water temperature could affect how the herbicide dissolves, the spray droplet size or herbicide penetration into the target leaf.

The publication can be downloaded free of charge through Purdue Extension's The Education Store

Originally posted by Purdue University Extension.


          1820 7th Street Patterson Township, PA 15010 - $154999   
Welcome to this lovely move in ready home situated on a generously sized lot in Patterson Township just walking distance to schools, and parks! This home features 3 bedrooms, and 1.5 bathrooms. The large kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances, an island, and an attached sun room with sky lights. The large deck wraps around the back of the house, and overlooks the oversized back yard. Located above the one stall garage is a private mother in law suite with a kitchen, full bath, and storage. 1820 7th is situated in the Blackhawk School District. The sale of this home includes refrigerator, dish washer, microwave oven, wall to wall carpet, kitchen island, multi-pane windows, screens, an
          500 Clay Pike Road North Huntingdon, PA 15642 - $309000   
Huge Price Reductions with a Very Motivated Seller!! Fabulously Restored 161 Year Old Colonial House. The Restoration was completed by a Contractor who specialized in Historic residential carpentry. The Kitchen comes fully equipped with a Vintage styled Elmira Stoveworks 4 gas burners/2 electric burners with an electric oven and Granite Countertops. A 2-sided gas Fireplace completes this kitchen. There's a wonderful Screened In Porch right off of the Kitchen perfect for those Lazy Days of Summer! The Laundry Room is on the Main Living Level and also 1 of the 3 Full Bathrooms. The other 2.5 Baths are all on the Upper Level. There is a 2 car Integral Garage. The house is Zoned with 2 F
          Chris Christie Announces New Jersey Government Shutdown, Orders State Of Emergency   

Illinois, Maine, Connecticut: the end of the old fiscal year and the failure of numerous states to enter the new one with a budget, means that some of America's most populous states have seen their local governments grind to a halt overnight until some spending agreement is reached. Now we can also add New Jersey to this list.

On Saturday morning, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency in the state, and announced a partial state government shutdown as New Jersey become the latest state to enter the new fiscal year without an approved budget after the Republican governor and the Democrat-led Legislature failed to reach an agreement by the deadline at midnight Friday, CBS New York reports.

In a news conference Saturday morning, Christie blamed Democratic State Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto for causing the shutdown. And, just like Illinois and Connecticut, Christie and the Democrat-led Legislature are returning to work in hopes of resolving the state's first government shutdown since 2006 and the first under Christie, before NJ is downgraded further by the rating agencies.

"If there's not a resolution to this today, everyone will be back tomorrow," Christie said, calling the shutdown "embarrassing and pointless." He also repeatedly referred to the government closure as "the speaker's shutdown."  Christie later announced that he would address the full legislature later at the statehouse on Saturday.

Prieto remained steadfast in his opposition, reiterating that he won't consider the plan as part of the budget process but would consider it once a budget is signed.  Referring to the shutdown as "Gov. Christie's Hostage Crisis Day One," Prieto said he has made compromises that led to the budget now before the Legislature.

 

"I am also ready to consider reasonable alternatives that protect ratepayers, but others must come to the table ready to be equally reasonable," Prieto said. "Gov. Christie and the legislators who won't vote 'yes' on the budget are responsible for this unacceptable shutdown. I compromised. I put up a budget bill for a vote. Others now must now do their part and fulfill their responsibilities."

Politics aside, the diplomaitc failure has immediate consequences for Jersey residents: Christie ordered nonessential services to close beginning Saturday. New Jerseyans were feeling the impact as the shutdown took effect, shuttering state parks and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands. Among those affected were a group of Cub Scouts forced to leave a state park campsite and people trying to obtain or renew documents from the state motor vehicle commission, among the agencies closed by the shutdown.

As funds run out elsewhere, it will only get worse.  Police were turning away vehicles and bicyclists at Island Beach state park in Ocean County.

A sign posted at the park entrance featured a photo of Prieto and the phone number of his district office in Secaucus, along with the caption: "This facility is CLOSED because of this man."

When asked about the sign, Christie spokesman Jeremy Rosen said the governor wanted to make sure people knew why the site was shuttered.  "Speaker Prieto singlehandedly closed state government," Rosen said, adding that the governor wanted to make sure families "knew that the facilities were closed and who is responsible."

Not all things will be affected: remaining open under the shutdown will be New Jersey Transit, state prisons, the state police, state hospitals and treatment centers as well as casinos, race tracks and the lottery. 

A major point of disagreement is the ongoing stalemate between Christie and lawmakers over whether to include legislation affecting the state's largest health insurer into the state budget.

Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney agree on legislation to make over Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, including allowing the state insurance commissioner to determine a range for the company's surplus that if exceeded must be put to use benefiting the public and policyholders.  But Prieto opposes the plan, saying that the legislation could lead to rate hikes on the insurer's 3.8 million subscribers and that the legislation is separate from the budget.  Prieto has said he will leave open a vote on the $34.7 billion budget that remains deadlocked 26-25, with 24 abstentions, until those 24 abstentions change their mind.

Democratic Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, of Northfield, was among those abstaining. He reasoned that if the governor did not get the Horizon bill, then nearly $150 million in school funding -- $9.6 million of which would go to his district -- would be line-item vetoed out of the budget.   And indeed, Christie said Friday during a news conference that he would slash the Democratic spending priorities if he did not get the Horizon bill as part of a package deal on the budget.  "You want me to wave a magic wand to get a budget?" Christie said. "I can't get a budget to my desk. Only the Senate and Assembly can get the budget to my desk."

But where things may get nasty quick, is that Christie said public workers should not expect any back pay. "Yeah, don't count on it." Christie said of furlough pay. "That was Jon 'I'll Fight For a Good Contract For You' Corzine. I ain't him."

Meanwhile, the fingerpointing has begun, including Democrats pointing at other Democrats.

"It seems like he's just being stubborn," Mazzeo said of Prieto. "With all due respect to the speaker, then there should be some type of negotiations." But Prieto said it's lawmakers - fellow Democrats - like Mazzeo who are to blame for the shutdown. He said he is willing to discuss the Horizon legislation but after the budget is resolved.

Christie has balked at the proposal because he says lawmakers plan to leave town to campaign for re-election and he will be a lame duck.  According to CBS, all 120 lawmakers face voters this year.

Finally, putting the sheer chaos of it all in context, Christie who is term-limited and is expected to be out of office by January, has his family staying for the holiday weekend in a state-owned house at Island Beach State Park. The park is closed because of the shutdown.


          US Government Prepares For 'Space Weather Event' As NASA Warns "Solar Minimum Is Coming"   

Via StockBoardAsset.com,

A new report and video out from NASA about the upcoming ‘solar minimum’ has been published. The report titled ‘Solar Minimum is Coming’ outlines every 11-years, the sun oscillates from a solar minimum to a maximum. Today, the sun is called “solar minimum,” says Dean Pesnell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. “And it’s a regular part of the sunspot cycle”. The sun is heading towards a solar minimum where the sunspot count will be relatively low.

The report goes on to say, “while intense activity such as sunspots and solar flares subside during solar minimum, that doesn’t mean the sun becomes dull. Solar activity simply changes form”. During a solar minimum, we can expect more space weather events called coronal holes.

According to the report, coronal holes are vast regions of the sun’s atmosphere where the sun’s magnetic field opens up and allows streams of solar particles to escape the sun as fast solar wind.

Pesnell says “We see these holes throughout the solar cycle, but during solar minimums, they can last for a long time – six months or more”. Solar particles from coronal holes are then ejected towards earth’s magnetic field causing space weather events.

Space weather refers to the environmental conditions in Earth’s magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere due to the Sun and the solar wind that can influence the functioning and reliability of spaceborne and ground-based systems and services or endanger property or human health.

Meanwhile, The White House in October 2016 quietly passed through an Executive Order— “Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events”. 

Here is snippet of section 1 of the executive order:   

Space weather events, in the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid. Extreme space weather events — those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure — could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.

Back in April 2017, we wrote an article titled ‘Yesterday’s Broad Power Outage Likely Caused By Geomagnetic Storm‘. While everyone thought terrorism was to blame, we correctly pointed out that large power failures in major US cities was due to an intense geomagnetic storm registering 8-10 on K-Planetary Index.

Conclusion: Our fragile nation is not adequately prepared for space weather events as highlighted in the recent Exec Order.

Frankly, this should of been done years ago, but it appears that our nation will soon deal with the consequences such as April 2017 power failures in major US-cities. Couple the solar minimum period with The Fourth Turning in the west, and we’re staring at the perfect cocktail for self-destruction of an empire. Perhaps, the downfall of America is not some external threat that the mainstream media makes you believe, but in actuality, it’s an implosion from with-in. It’s happened to the greatest empires that have attempted to rule our planet, why not now? 

Don’t believe me? Here are various minimums verse the rise and fall of Chinese Dynasties

 
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Addendum: one reader noted the deja vu divergence once again between declining sunspot activity and surging stock prices... did not end well last time...

          Personalized Childrens Wall Decal - Nursery Wall Decal - Boys Name Wall Decal - Personalized Name Decal - Vinyl Wall Decal by DavisVinylDesigns   

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          Amy Winehouse Poster - Quote Retro Music Poster - Music Print, Wall Art by HogArtDesign   

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          Trump scolds Korean media for wreaking havoc in Oval Office   
President Trump doesn’t like the Korean media either after they piled into the Oval Office on Friday during his sitdown with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and crashed into a couch, damaged a table and nearly knocked over a lamp. The White House press pool, including a large contingent of Korean media, was larger than...
          Comment on "Flights Rotting in the Airfields" by Steve Sailer   
Dr.X, the Colgan flight was #3407 and crashed not more than five miles from my house. My wife and I attended three funeral, including one for our neighbor Dawn who lived five houses away. There is a push to relax the regulations on flight hours that resulted from this crash. A full time employee at...
          Aspire Cranberry/Apple & Acai 250ml 39p in Home Bargains colchester   
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saw it in Tesco recently for £1.45 a can and approx. same or higher price in other stores in Colchester, Description Natural Cranberry Flavour Sustainable Energy Premium Grade Green Tea Extract Zero calories, Zero sugar, Zero carbs Aspire is a refreshing lightly sparkling drink which provides Healthy Sustainable Energy from Premium Green Tea extract and Guarana. Aspire is enriched with B&C vitamins and has Zero sugar, Zero Calories & Zero Carbs complementing a healthier lifestyle.
          Free VIP keychain for new LEGO VIP   
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          Seasonal Warehouse Worker - Walmart - Riegelsville, PA   
With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. As our business needs change we will look towards our...
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          Flexible Warehouse Employee - Walmart - Riegelsville, PA   
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          Seasonal Warehouse Employee - Walmart - Riegelsville, PA   
With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Wal-Mart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. As our business needs change we will look towards our...
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          Flexible Warehouse Worker - Walmart - Riegelsville, PA   
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          1305 Axton Ave Washington Twp., PA 15012 - $189000   
This 40 x 80' block and steel building is currently being used as a restaurant. <p> But reimagine these 3200 square feet for something completely different! Do you need a warehouse for your equipment? Maybe you always wanted to start an exercise gym. Thinking about a dance studio? How about a Doctor or Chiropractic clinic? The sky is the limit! There are two separate parking lots (one for employees and one for customers perhaps). The improvements to the building include public sewage, ceiling insulation and downspouts. There is also a detached 18 x 20 garage. Shown by appointment only, please do not send your clients alone to preview.
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          Junior/Senior Drupal Software Developer - Acro Media Inc. - Okanagan, BC   
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          Dietitian - CBI Health Centre P.C. - Hanwell, NB   
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          HSW 1 - Bayshore HealthCare - Perth-andover, NB   
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          LCV Truck Driver - McConnell Transport Ltd. - Woodstock, NB   
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          Housekeeper/Room Attendant - Killarney Mountain Lodge - Killarney, ON   
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          House keeping - K/O Mountain River Lodge - Deep River, ON   
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          Grade 3 Cree Teacher - Charlebois Community School (Cumberland House) - Northern Lights School Division - Saskatchewan   
Cumberland House, SK. It is located in Cumberland House, the oldest community in Saskatchewan, and provides educational programming for approximately 255...
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          Permanent Bus Driver - Prairie Valley School Division - Saskatchewan   
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          Guest Sevices Agent - SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts - Ontario   
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          145 Cressman East Huntingdon, PA 15666 - $349900   
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          Are you a procrastinator?   
I definitely am! I am so envious of the many writer's blogs I visit where the authors are so diligent and so prolific - I am in awe of them :)

But I know I will never be like them (sadly), so I have my own techniques for dealing with procrastination. I was asked to write a blog post for Romance Writers of Australia's 50ks in 30 days event, which is taking place at the moment. I am an under performing participant, as I very very optimistically thought I could write 40K despite being on my honeymoon throughout June. Ha! But, I am writing, and will certainly write much more than I would have otherwise. (also, this way I am not heading for early divorce :) ).

I will be lazy and repost my blog below, or you can view the original here: RWA's 50ks in 30 days

The Procrastinator’s Guide to 50ks in 30 Days

I am a terrible procrastinator. The worst, quite possibly. But I have written a 50K book in 30 days – and that book will be my debut novel for Harlequin Mills & Boon in September. And if I – a writer who will find absolutely anything to do, other than actually write – can do that, than other procrastinators can too. I promise!

I’ve attempted 50k30days before, and failed dismally. It even took me four years to finish my first manuscript! So what changed this time? How was I magically cured of this dreadful procrastination curse?

Well, sadly – I’m still a procrastinator. Procrastination, I’m pretty sure, is here to stay. But now I have tools to deal with it. I cannot promise that what worked for me will work for you, and I can promise that nothing I’m about to say is particularly ground breaking. But it worked for me, so well that the word count I’m capable of achieving when I follow these steps still shocks me.

So here it its…

Leah Ashton’s Anti-Procrastination Toolkit

1. Erase the guilt
So you’re a procrastinator. Everyone around you is more productive and diligent than you (or so it seems!). Cue hours of self-flagellation. Or – acknowledge that you are what you are, and find techniques that allow
you to up your word count regardless. Feeling guilty won’t put words onto paper – so what’s the point?

2. Give yourself a real deadline
I would love to be one of those people who can’t bear a day without writing, but…well… I’m not. So, I need a deadline to get my butt in the seat. And it needs to be a real one, not just “I will write 10K by the end of
the month”, it needs to be a deadline with consequences if I fail. Prior to publication, my deadlines were planned around writing competitions. So if I didn’t hit my deadline, I couldn’t enter.
So, give yourself a deadline, with a real consequence. Find a writing competition with an entry date in early July. Sign up for a pitch at the conference. Anything – but make sure there is a consequence other than, “oh well.”

3. Have a plan (or even a plot)
I used to think I was a seat-of-my-pantser, resulting in the euphoric dashing off of an effortless chapter one, and chapter two and… then……nothing. I know this will be controversial with confirmed pantsers, but I strongly recommend at least a sketch of your plot. Just a vague plan of where you’re going and the main turning points along the journey. Why?
Well, nothing triggers a serious procrastination session for me than a blank page and absolutely no idea where I’m going. Reduce the risk of finding yourself with terrifying nothingness ahead of you and plan. Your plan is your safety net – and besides, you can always ignore it!

4. Remove yourself from temptation
What do you do when you procrastinate? Do you read? Watch TV? Surf the Internet? Whatever it is, get yourself away from it. Be dramatic if you have to – go write at a café, have someone physically remove your TV from your house, give your modem to your husband and tell him he is not under any circumstances to give it back. You get the idea?
Obviously this is for confirmed procrastinators like me – if will power is enough for you, then that is awesome, but if not, do whatever you have to do. The Internet is my vice, and I’ve been known to lock my Internet dongle in my car, or alternatively I use a really nifty program called Freedom (available for Mac and PC), which cost $10 and will block the Internet for up to 8 hours – and the only way to get it back is to re-boot your computer. If it’s just some sites that suck the time out of your day, look into browser add-ons like Google Chrome’s StayFocusd or Firefox’s LeechBlock. Both will either block a site totally, or give you a maximum time limit per day.

5. Write with your friends
The discovery of sprints (where you write for 30 minutes or an hour with a friend, and then report back with your word count) was a breakthrough for me. I am a slow writer, so I never had super impressive word counts, but knowing I had to report in with my word count was super motivating.
Make sure you check into the Sprint Sessions in the RWA Chatroom throughout 50Ks in 30 Days, or follow along on Twitter. And if you can’t write with your friends? Well…

6. Sit down, and start typing
It’s hardly surprising, but the reality is if you sit down every day, without any distractions, and simply write a word, followed by another word, and then another – your word count will go up. Sometimes the idea of writing X number of words can be so overwhelming that starting seems impossible. But when you do start, and regardless if the words flow or are squeezed out painfully – as long as you’ll keep writing, you’ll hit your
word count. And once you start doing it day after day – well, before you know it – you would have written a book. Or 50Ks in 30 days!

There you have it – my procrastinator’s guide to 50Ks in 30 days. Please let me know if you reach into my toolkit – I’d love to know if it helps you, too. And as I’m also looking for new weapons to slay the procrastination beast – what tips have I missed that help you?
          2003 Trotwood Penn Township, PA 15644 - $179900   
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          Real life romance (and New Voices)   
Sorry to have been so absent - I will write a long, detailed, many-pictured blog post soon that covers my fabulous time at the Romance Writers of Australia conference.

But I DO have a good excuse. On arriving home from Sydney I immediately launched into last minute panicking (and packing) prior to leaving on a one month holiday to the UK and Croatia. Getting everything sorted at work, and the house half-decent for our house sitter, took up a stupid amount of time.

And then... on the Saturday afternoon before we left (our flight was 1am Sunday), my boyfriend and I took our dogs down to the park for a walk. We read the paper, ate fish and chips, and the dogs ran around in circles. Then I look up - and my boyfriend is on his knee, with the most incredible ring (box upside down). I cried for about a minute, so he had to ask me again... but of course I said yes.

It was at the park where we first met 3.5 years ago. He'd intended to ask me in Croatia, but thought that I'd want to be able to share it with my family and friends before we left. Plus he wanted the dogs to be there.

So I'm feeling incredibly happy, and incredibly lucky.

The last week has been a bit of a blur, can't quite believe I've been in London more than a week! But my visit to London turned out to be very timely, as I was able to attend one of the New Voices workshops. It was this afternoon in East Sheen, which is absolutely nowhere near where I'm staying with my sisters. So I was super brave and battled the tube strikes to take a combination of buses and the overland train to actually get to the library - and even be on time!

The editors gave a great overview of how to write for Mills & Boon, and I even got to take home some books - yay! It was great motivation to sit down and get my new chapter together and enter New Voices, which I'll do over the next week or so.

I've been very absent from blogland the past 10 days, I can't wait to read everyone's entries - it looks like competition will be fierce!!
          And so it turns out...   
... I'm sensitive to pseudoephedrine. Unfortunately I learnt this at about 3.30am this morning when still totally wide awake - and I never have trouble sleeping - I read the fine text on my over the counter cold and flu tablets. And there it was: sleeplessness may also occur in individuals sensitive to pseudoephedrine. That must be me.

So, when my conference roomie's alarm went off I was still wide awake. I didn't sleep all night! Excellent start to the conference!!!

I felt scarily fine, so went to the first half of Deb Dixon's workshop. It was brilliant, but i need to get some sleep so I can still go to the cocktail party tonight. Housekeeping is finishing cleaning our room now, and then I'm going to have a nap.

I'm writing this on my iPhone so apologies if it makes little sense.

Right. Sleep time!!
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          Off topic: Flintstone House sells, drawing journalists, ‘wellness’ left and right, the state of fireworks   
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          Comment on For Sale: A Cozy & Colorful Craftsman Bungalow in Galveston by Linda   
So happy to see this house intact after so many site show them after someone decides to paint the beautiful original woodwork and knock out the built ins and add a chrome-de-la-chrome industrial kitchen and bath, etc. These owners went above and beyond to honour this Craftsman! BRAVO!!!
          10 Things You Should Know About Steph and Ayesha Curry's Envy-Inducing Relationship   

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Stephen and Ayesha Curry may be one of the NBA's most famous couples now, but back in the day they were just two teenagers brought together by their faith. Both devout Christians, the couple first met at their church youth group in Charlotte, NC - but it wasn't exactly love at first sight for the Canada native. "We were just kids," Ayesha told People in May. "He was the cute boy at church that all of the girls were obsessed with, so I made a generalization that maybe he wasn't for me." On the flip side, Steph harbored a crush. "I always had my eye on her, but I got a little shaken, for sure," he told Parents magazine back in June 2016. Here are more fun facts about Steph and Ayesha's slam-dunk romance.

  1. They reconnected a few years after their first meeting. Ayesha was acting and modeling in LA while Steph was playing basketball for Davidson College in North Carolina. The two met up in LA when he was in town for the ESPY Awards - Ayesha admitted that she "didn't know what the ESPYs were" and generally didn't know what Steph did at the time, which he revealed was "pretty refreshing."
  2. Ayesha originally wasn't too keen on dating an athlete, which is probably why she turned Steph down for a date at first. "My parents found this paper from my high school theater class where you had to write down what you wanted in a significant other," she told People. "At the bottom, it said, 'No athletes, because they're arrogant.'"
  3. Their first date was admittedly "cheesy." Ayesha finally agreed to go out with Steph after he reached out via Facebook. She picked him up (in a 1995 Astro van!) and they had a "cheesy" first date that included chai tea lattes and Marilyn Monroe impersonators on Hollywood Boulevard. Steph even spent all the money he had on him to impress Ayesha by purchasing a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Despite her "no athlete" rule, Steph's personality softened her up. "He was so funny and silly. . . the absolute opposite of what I thought he was going to be," she said.
  4. And their first kiss was reminiscent of a major movie. Steph and Ayesha officially began dating in August 2008. The couple had their first smooch in the driveway of Steph's parents' house in Charlotte. It happened "in the rain, like The Notebook."
  5. Three years later, Steph proposed to Ayesha in the same spot. "The plan was to act like we were going to a family cookout," he told Parents. "So we pulled up to the house, and I stopped in the middle of the driveway, got down on my knee, and went into my spiel. Little did I know the whole family was looking out the window, videotaping the moment."

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  1. They were married young. Steph and Ayesha got married in 2011 when they were 23 and 22, respectively. Of their decision, Steph has said, "I knew I had found the right woman, and I wanted to start a life with her."
  2. Ayesha had to put her acting plans on hold. "Shortly after we got married, I found out we were pregnant with [their daughter] Riley. She was a borderline honeymoon baby," Ayesha said. "That became my next move. I struggled with that for a while."
  3. They have matching tattoos. Ayesha reportedly got the ink first, and Steph followed with a tattoo of two arrows pointing at each other. "This signifies that the past is behind us and the future is in front of us, so we stay in the middle, in the moment," he has said. They even have a pregame ritual: "I smack my tattoo and she does the same."
  4. In 2015, they expanded their family. Steph and Ayesha welcomed their second daughter Ryan in July 2015, and the little one made an adorable public appearance with her sister at the NBA Championships in June 2017.
  5. But they're taking a breather before growing even more. On having a third baby, the couple has "agreed to press pause and then reassess in a year or so." Ayesha has said of Steph: "He'd have three more kids right now if he could."


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          Alien Life Story Proves Facebook 'Trending' Section Needs Better Curation - Fortune   

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          Are Democrats Thinking Their Way Out of Victory?   

Would you mind if Democrats learned to be mindless?

Nevada Democrats do seem to have their acts together. They kept their heads in 2016 when everyone around them was losing theirs, and accomplished a good deal of what they wanted at the 2017 legislature. And 2018 seems to be coming into focus.…

Representative Jacky Rosen will run for the Senate after only a few months in Congress, and the Democrat could face a serious primary challenge. Whoever wins faces a vulnerable Republican, Dean Heller, the only GOP Senator up for reelection in a state Hillary Clinton carried. Heller has managed to defend the Republican lack of transparency on health care legislation after falsely claiming Democrats did much the same thing on Obamacare. He also said both yes and no on how he’s going to vote on the un-Christian and anti-life bill his white male colleagues generated without a woman or person of color being involved before finally saying he wouldn’t vote for the bill in its current form with Governor Brian Sandoval standing next to him—because Heller is not only bipartisan, but brave.

County Commissioner Steve Sisolak has declared his candidacy for governor. He may face a Democratic primary—his commission colleague Chris Giunchigliani is making noises (this could make the commission meetings must-see-TV). The winner of that contest will face Adam Laxalt, grandson of a major Nevada political figure. He’s also the hirer of outside lawyers who charge the state hundreds of thousands of dollars to do legal work that Laxalt’s people would be able to do if they were members of the Nevada bar, and he is a defender of Sheldon Adelson’s interests to the point that a Gaming Control Board chairman who’s never had the whiff of a taint of a sniff of a scandal attached to him decided he’d better record a conversation with Laxalt.


Democrats think when they should act, and Republicans act when they should think.


These campaigns will unfold with Trump registering the lowest approval ratings of any president at this point in an administration since polling was done with an abacus. But Republicans have won each special election so far, so why not think it can continue?

Well, let’s be fair. In each election, the Democratic candidate did far better than she or he normally would. In Georgia and South Carolina, in blood-red districts, the Democratic House candidate came within three points of the Republican.

But Republicans still won, and the reason is simple. To quote Charlie Pierce, America’s best political blogger (well, my favorite, anyway): “Through decades of constant and unrelenting pressure, and through finagling with the franchise in a hundred ways in a thousand places, the Republicans have compressed the votes they need into an unmovable, diamond-hard core that will vote in robotic lockstep for whoever it is that wins a Republican primary. In American politics today, mindlessness is one of the strongest weapons you can have. Republicans vote for Republicans in Republican districts.”

That Democrats lack mindlessness can be proved even without referring to certain lefties in 2016. Consider the response to recent Democratic defeats from D. Taylor, the Unite Here leader who was the driving force behind the Culinary in Las Vegas for so many years. Besides properly attacking the president, the speaker, the Senate majority leader and the GOP congressional caucus, he declared, “Hope is not a strategy and ‘resisting’ is not a plan. The Democratic Party is out of excuses on its electoral performances.… In red states or blue states, Democrats should be able to compete—and win.”

As Pierce shows, some of that point is debatable, but then we recall his union didn’t do all it could in 2014, out of displeasure with some provisions of Obamacare and the lack of movement on immigration reform. The Culinary Union was being mindful when it needed to be mindless.

Heller is in the Senate because in 2012, Shelley Berkley ran 85,000 votes behind Barack Obama while Heller ran 26,000 ahead of Mitt Romney. She won Clark County by 60,000 while Obama took it by 100,000. Obama carried Washoe County by 7,000, Heller by 20,000. Both large counties bear some credit or blame, depending on your political views.

Berkley faced attacks over ethics, but also Washoe choosing the northerner over the southerner, regardless of party. Did Democrats ask themselves who would most strongly support Obama, or was more “acceptable”? A minimal number of Republicans ask those questions. If more did, we might have a more mindful president.

Laxalt’s grandfather ran smart campaigns. But he won his first statewide race, for lieutenant governor, when Democrats refused to unite behind his opponent because of previous political battles. They were mindful when they should have been mindless, and have paid for it ever since.

And thereby hangs the tale. Democrats think when they should act, and Republicans act when they should think. If Democrats don’t want Senator Heller and Governor Laxalt, they need to grasp that distinction.

Michael Green is an associate professor of history at UNLV

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          Reading the Office of Legal Counsel on Emoluments: Do Super-Rich Presidents Get a Pass?    

 

I wrote last November that the Foreign Emoluments Clause “is on its face a national security provision designed to the protect the country from officers too enmeshed with foreign interests.” If the Justice Department’s recent court filing is to be believed, that protection is exceedingly limited. This new position marks a decisive break from the more conscientious approach long espoused by both the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC).

At the heart of the emoluments controversy is President Trump’s refusal to liquidate his business holdings. He has instead maintained ownership of the Trump Organization, a multibillion-dollar umbrella company with thousands of domestic and international investments, and placed the assets in a revocable trust managed by his sons Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump. Trump now faces three lawsuits alleging that he is profiting from his business empire in violation of the Constitution. Three days after his inauguration, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a government accountability watchdog group, filed the first suit in the Southern District of New York. This month, two more complaints were filed by the attorneys general of Washington D.C. and Maryland and 196 congressional Democrats, in federal district courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia, respectively.

All three suits center on the meaning and scope of the Foreign Emoluments Clause, which provides that “no person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept any present, Emolument, Office or Title of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign state” (U.S. Const. art. I, § 9, cl. 8). Citing Trump's business dealings with state governments and federal agencies, such as its lease on the Old Post Office Building that now houses the Trump International Hotel, two of the suits also allege violations of the Domestic Emoluments Clause. This provision applies specifically to the president and provides that he shall receive “for his Services” a fixed compensation during his tenure and not “any other Emolument from the United States, or any of [the states]” (U.S. Const. art. II, § 1, cl. 7).

Serious procedural challenges like standing notwithstanding, given the House and Senate’s failure to address head-on the risks posed by Trump’s financial conflicts pose, the lawsuits could prove important in forcing a much-needed conversation: Is Trump taking in profits in violation of the Constitution? And just as critically, are future presidents entitled to pull a Trump—or does the Constitution dictate that they, like Jimmy Carter, must sell their family peanut farms as a condition of taking office?

No Article III court has ever rendered an opinion on how either Emoluments Clause should be interpreted, though the Supreme Court has offered interpretations of the term “emoluments” as it appears in Foreign Emoluments Clause-related statutes periodically enacted by Congress since 1881. Because of the limited judicial precedent, the internal memoranda from the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel that have been made public over the years are among the most important sources of guidance we have on emoluments issues. And though these memoranda do not directly address the question posed by the Trump business empire, making some amount of inference and legwork necessary, in critical respects they quite clearly contradict the sweeping defense that the Justice Department put forward this month in its 70-page motion to dismiss the CREW case against Trump.

The key issue in these suits—once you get behind a set of justiciability questions that may prove dispositive—is what constitutes an emolument (though with respect to the Foreign Emoluments Clause there’s also some disagreement about what kind of entity constitutes a “foreign state”). In plain English, we are looking at an exotic presidential twist on the biggest and oldest challenge to enforcing any anticorruption law: What counts? Do the forbidden “emoluments” cover only goodie boxes, blatant quid pro quo arrangements, and employment-related compensation? Or are the profits that Trump enjoys by way of his business transactions also prohibited when they come from foreign states and domestic government entities? And if the latter, more expansive definition is the appropriate one, are the profits prohibited only when the take is in excess of  “fair-market-value”—and if so, does that definition serve as a meaningful limitation when at issue are luxury goods whose value or sales may be inflated by the fact that Trump is president and the products are prominently branded with his name?

Predictably, the dispute has taken the form of a battle for the original meaning of “emoluments.” An array of historical materials support both a limited and broad definition. The two possible interpretations are well summed up by the Oxford English Dictionary, which provides two definitions dating back to the Founding: “1. Profit or gain arising from station, office, or employment . . . . 2. Advantage, benefit, comfort.”

The Justice Department, like Trump’s lawyers at Morgan Lewis, latches onto the first definition  to argue that “the Emoluments Clauses apply only to the receipt of compensation for personal services and to the receipt of honors and gifts based on official position.” That is, President Trump is precluded only from receiving benefits in exchange for services provided to a foreign state in his official capacity as president, or—and this is crucial, given the subject matter of the OLC opinions—services provided “in a capacity akin to an employee of a foreign state.”

The plaintiffs in the three suits, on the other hand, argue for the much more expansive definition. Marshaling its own set of historical evidence, CREW asserts that emoluments are "anything of value, including money, permits, approvals, tax benefits, any other benefits, and anything else monetary or nonmonetary, regardless of whether it is given in exchange for goods or services, and regardless of whether it is part of a transaction at, above, or below market rates."

A close examination of the relevant Comptroller and OLC opinions reveals that the current Justice Department is reading the Emoluments Clauses too narrowly, while CREW and the other plaintiffs are reading them too broadly. None of the opinions approves the receipt of benefits that can even arguably be attributed to the prestige or influence conferred by an office, and together they do not support the Justice Department’s claim that presidents may, as a categorical matter, collect profits from business transactions with foreign entities and domestic government entities as long as fair value is extracted on both sides. But notwithstanding the plaintiffs’ hard pull in the other direction, the opinions also suggest that presidents may in limited cases accept certain fixed benefits—as I will explain, these might be pensions from the U.S. state that used to employ them or money damages from a foreign country against which, in a past life, they successfully won a judgment. The key is that those benefits cannot be subject to foreign or domestic government manipulation or adjustment in connection with the presidential office.

This happens to be a sensible position that accords with what the opinions repeatedly underscore as the purpose of the Emoluments Clauses and the ultimate touchstone for interpreting their meaning: “to prevent corruption and foreign influence” and to bar “payments which have a potential of influencing or corrupting the integrity of the recipient.”

 

Why Language About Emoluments Is Easily Misused

A threshold issue before turning to the OLC literature is the confusion created by cherry-picking historical materials without consideration of their factual context. For example, in its motion to dismiss, the Justice Department followed the lead of some scholars in pulling some Supreme Court language that suggests the term “emoluments” applies only to salary and other duty-related benefits. Most notably, in Hoyt v. United States, 51 U.S. 109 (1850), the Court defines emoluments as “every species of compensation or pecuniary profit derived for a discharge of the duties of office” (emphasis added).

But in Hoyt, the Supreme Court was specifically asked to decide what constitutes an “emolument of office” per a statute governing Treasury Department collectors in their official capacity; the case did not require the Court to consider or rule on the existence of emoluments of other kinds. This is a key point for purposes of properly construing any Comptroller or OLC opinion that cites Hoyt and regurgitates its definition of “emoluments.” These opinions, like Hoyt, have to be read with an eye to their facts: they do not assert that “emoluments” must derive directly from discharge of duty; rather, the kind of emoluments at issue in those opinions was the kind derived for discharge of duty. As a consequence, the reliance on Hoyt in these opinions does not serve as evidence of a limiting principle for emoluments in general.

In short, as pointed out by the plaintiffs and by assorted scholars, the proper question for purposes of discerning the historical scope of “emoluments” is not whether the term could be interpreted in a restricted way, to refer only to benefits derived from discharging the duties of an office, but whether it was necessarily so interpreted at the time the Emoluments Clauses were drafted. As John Mikhail has painstakingly documented, the answer is no—and we don’t have to look at secondary sources, however authoritative (e.g., Black’s Dictionary) to draw that conclusion. Consider, for example, some of the constitutions ratified during the first of two major waves of state constitution-making in the Founding decade. Several included “common benefits clauses” that used the word “emoluments” in a way that simply defies narrow interpretation. The Pennsylvania Constitution (1776) provides: “That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection and security of the people, nation or community; and not for the particular emolument of advantage of any single man, family or sett [sic] of men, who are a part only of that community[.]” Very similar language appears in the Virginia (1776), Vermont (1777), and New Hampshire (1784) constitutions. Far more elaborate historical arguments demonstrating the broad uses of the term have been presented elsewhere: see here, here and here. The bottom line is that there is an abundance of primary Founding-era material making use of the broad definition of emoluments, so it is wrong to use language from fact-bound case law to assert that the term is an inherently limited one.

 

The Plaintiffs Define “Emoluments” Too Broadly

Does that mean, as plaintiffs assert, that all types of benefits conferred on the president by foreign countries and U.S. states are prohibited emoluments? According to the Comptroller and OLC opinions, clearly not.

A number of opinions explain that officers do not need to forego fixed benefits to which they are entitled for reasons manifestly unrelated to and uninfluenced by their office. This is a common-sense interpretation of the Clauses that avoids rigidity for rigidity’s sake, where denial of benefits would do nothing to serve the Clauses’ anti-corruption, anti-influence purpose.

For instance, the Comptroller and the OLC each independently concluded that President Ronald Reagan could collect ordinary retirement benefits from California, where he had served as the state governor, without violating the Domestic Emoluments Clause’s prohibition against the receipt of “emoluments” from a State. In its 1983 opinion, the Comptroller determined that President Reagan’s pension from California “cannot be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.” Coming to the same conclusion in its earlier 1981 opinion, the OLC also noted that “those [retirement] benefits are not emoluments in the constitutional sense” and their receipt does not “violate the spirit of the Constitution.” To support its reasoning, the OLC in turn relied on a 1964 opinion (not published) where it similarly decided the estate of President Kennedy was entitled to the naval retirement pay that had accrued during his presidency. Interpreting the Foreign Emoluments Clause “in the light of its basic purposes and principles,” it concluded he could receive payments to which he was entitled as a matter of law “prior to his taking office.”

The same principles support allowing officers to collect on certain kinds of money judgments, even from foreign powers. In a 1955 opinion, the Comptroller decided that an attorney in the Justice Department could receive a lump sum payment and lifetime annuity from the German government for his wrongful removal from the judgeship he held before he emigrated to the United States, as provided by German indemnification legislation. The Comptroller reasoned that those payments did not constitute emoluments from his former office, but rather “represent damages payable as a direct result of a moral and legal wrong.” Turning to its “spirit of the Constitution” analysis, the Comptroller had no trouble determining the payments were not problematic: they were “obviously . . . not intended to influence him as an officer of the United States,” were made under laws not specific to him, and were not payments voluntarily made by the German government but rather mandatory indemnification required by the Allied powers. In a 1954 opinion on the same matter, the OLC came to a slightly different place—the payments were not permitted to the extent they amounted to German retiree benefits—but like the Comptroller, it found that damages intended to redress injury were not prohibited emoluments.

Note what these opinions have in common: they generally allow the officer in question to collect payments or benefits that, patently, have nothing to do with and cannot possibly have been affected by his U.S. office. That 1983 Comptroller opinion put it best, and contains a line worth repeating: President Reagan was entitled to his pension because it “c[ouldn’t] be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.”

Applying this general rule, it makes sense that presidents are permitted to invest in U.S. Treasury bonds; and the rule also explains why wealth management solutions like blind trusts have long been accepted as workable resolutions to problems of conflict of interest. But it certainly doesn’t provide clearance for all profits derived from discretionary, “fair-market-value” transactions where the president is obviously and individually on one end of the sale.

 

The Justice Department Defines “Emoluments” Too Narrowly

A key move in the Justice Department’s brief is to rely heavily on a point of dubious significance: it asserts that “in every published OLC or Comptroller General opinion in which proposed conduct was determined to involve prohibited emoluments, the determination involved an employment relationship (or a relationship akin to an employment relationship) with the foreign government.”

If you think about it, there’s at least one common-sense explanation for the limited precedent: In general, the government employees on whose behalf these opinions were sought probably didn’t own hotel chains, lucrative licensing agreements, or hundreds of trademarks from which they derived significant foreign-based or domestic government-based income. Their thing of value, as civil servants, was their skill set, and thus the relevant question was whether they were constitutionally permitted to lend out that skill set to foreign governments or organizations with foreign state ties for payment.

A 1986 OLC opinion written by then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General Samuel Alito cuts against the assertion that whether the profit in question is derived from employment or personal services should be, by itself, dispositive. There, Alito determined that a NASA employee could indeed accept a fee for reviewing a PhD candidate's thesis for an Australian university. To get to this conclusion, Alito made two significant moves. First, uncertain as to whether a public university should be regarded a "foreign state," Alito instead decided to turn to the features of the proposed consultancy and consider whether they "raise[d] the kind of concern . . . that motivated" the prohibition’s enactment. This marks a functional, purpose-driven approach to the question of permissible benefits. Second, he suggested the following facts weigh against finding the fee a prohibited emolument: (1) the NASA scientist was not selected because of his position with the U.S. government, (2) the fee was an ordinary amount given the service to be rendered, (3) there was no reason for the officer to have "direct contact" with the university officials, and (4) the consultancy was "limited both in time and in substantive scope," and no "continuing relationship" was anticipated.

Note that the fact the scientist would be acting in an employment or personal services capacity did not automatically render the payment an emolument. This is the key takeaway from this opinion, and it is at odds with the Justice Department’s claim that employment is the make-or-break issue when it comes to determining whether a benefit or payment is an emolument. Second, consider the implications of the first and fourth points Alito highlighted. The scientist’s selection for the job and associated payment had nothing to do with his U.S. office, which is not a conclusion that can be readily drawn about the services purchased by foreign and state government employees newly flocking to Trump International Hotel. It may suggest the permissibility of accepting profits from truly routine transactions by truly routine hotel customers, including some government diplomats—but this possibility is undercut by Alito’s reference to the extremely limited nature of the permitted relationship and transaction in question.

The Justice Department is understandably leaning hard on the idea that an emolument must be received specifically as a function of office or employment. After all, without this very specific qualification, its argument for the permissibility of accepting profits from ordinary transactions falls apart. Two OLC opinions make this clear.

A 1982 OLC opinion determined that the Foreign Emoluments Clause barred an employee of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from working on his leave time for an American firm contracted by a Mexican government agency to review the design of a government-owned nuclear power plant. And a 1993 OLC opinion concluded that law firm partners serving as non-government advisors on the Administrative Conference of the United States could not accept partnership earnings “where some portion of that share is derived from the partnership’s representation of a foreign government” without triggering the constitutional prohibition. In the 1993 opinion, the OLC actually dismissed the argument that the conference member was not subject to the foreign government's “control” as “not decisive.” Instead, the OLC concluded that the portion of partnership profits the conference member would receive "would be a function of the amount paid to the firm by the foreign government," such that "the partnership would in effect be a conduit for that government." Acceptance of that portion of income was therefore a prohibited emolument (OLC reconsidered this opinion in 2010, but only with respect to whether the members held an “Office of . . . Trust” for purposes of the Foreign Emoluments Clause).

In these opinions, the OLC simply did not care that there was nothing out of the ordinary about the payments in these cases from a transactional or fair-market perspective. This runs contrary to the crux of the Justice Department’s argument for the innocuousness of Trump’s business-related foreign and domestic government income.

The textual kicker in all this is that even accepting the Justice Department’s insistence that “emolument” is best read to mean “profit arising from an office or employ” (Barclay’s A Complete and Universal English Dictionary on a New Plan (1774)), it doesn’t follow that all ordinary business transactions are okay: What if those transactions are, in number or value, enhanced by the prestige of the president’s office? Couldn’t the profit thereby derived then constitute “profit arising from an office or employ”? [Update, 5:17 pm: This is a line of argument that Marty Lederman compellingly and more thoroughly details here.]

It is to prevent this reading that the Justice Department argues that prohibited benefits must arise not just from the office but from the provision of services pursuant to that office. But this argument relies on a stunted conception of the power that an "Office of Profit or Trust" confers. To lift an example wholesale from Ben Wittes: If Trump owned a nondescript hotdog truck outside the White House that charged the same price for hotdogs as any other foodtruck and sold them to some incidental foreign customers, that would not be problematic under this definition of emoluments. If the truck were Trump-branded and either charged inflated prices or enjoyed inflated sales because Trump is president, and Saudi potentates lined up to put cash in his register, that would seem to constitute impermissible “profit arising from an office,” as a textual matter and in view of the historic Comptroller and OLC perspective.

At base, this is what plaintiffs are claiming—that the profits Trump is enjoying “aris[es] from” his office—so “aris[e] from” may be a definitional phrase the Justice Department is interpreting too narrowly. Trump’s status as the most powerful man in the world affects his business transactions, which are self-branded to boot. Not only is he enjoying booming business at his exclusive properties, in part thanks to foreign guests reportedly seeking to get in the president’s good graces, but he has also won Chinese trademark protection that, according to plaintiffs, he would not have received had he not become president.

Finally, on a practical note, notice the perverse upshot of the Justice Department’s fixation on employment and personal services as the place where the river divides. This assertion that payment for goods and business-related services is permissible but payment for employment and “personal services” is not means that a president can’t profit off his brain or body when it comes to cash from foreign sources or U.S. government entities, but can, without limitation, profit off the brains and bodies of those he can afford to employ in his private capacity. It’s what you might call a constitutional free pass for super-rich presidents.

The Comptroller and OLC opinions do not support such a result. They repudiate it.

***

Ultimately, the Justice Department’s view of emoluments marks a departure from the public Comptroller and OLC opinions in at least two critical respects. First, the new position is a clear abrogation of the practical “spirit of the Constitution” analysis on which the Comptroller and OLC have consistently relied to ensure a stringent rather than forgiving interpretation of what constitutes an impermissible benefit or undue influence (see, e.g., 1955 Comptroller Opinion, 1981 OLC Opinion, 1983 Comptroller Opinion; see also OLC 1962, noting “the sweeping nature of the constitutional prohibition”; OLC 1980, citing 1902 Attorney General Opinion stating the Foreign Emoluments Clause is “directed against every kind of influence by foreign governments upon officers of the United States” and the “prohibition should be given the broadest possible scope and application”). Second, the Justice Department’s quite specific argument that the president can profit from employing people to do business with foreign countries and government entities in the United States amounts to a strange carve-out, one that allows extremely wealthy officers with people in their employ to cash out as they wish on the advantages that the prestige of their office confers, without any consideration whatsoever of the sources of that cash. This interpretation is flatly at odds with executive branch tradition: I have yet to see a single opinion that has permitted an officer to collect profits even arguably enhanced by the power of his office, much less categorically benefit from discretionary, price-indeterminant transactions that foreign governments and U.S. government entities may enter into at will.

Note the issues I did not address here. What is not (yet) a point of debate in these particular lawsuits is whether these constitutional provisions apply to the president at all. The Domestic Emoluments Clause applies to the president by its express terms, and in its recent motion, the Justice Department doesn’t dispute CREW's claim, or the OLC’s preexisting determination, that the more obliquely phrased Foreign Emoluments Clause applies to the president as well (and notwithstanding the occasional argument to the contrary).

In addition, as the suits proceed in federal court, we can expect much of the legal discussion to focus on jurisdictional hurdles. There’s a strong argument that the courts don’t have a role to play, and that presidential corruption rising to the level of an emoluments violation is a political question whose resolution properly lies with Congress. Though the congressional suit spearheaded by Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative John Conyers, Jr. alleges that Trump has failed to come to Congress for requisite permission in accepting foreign emoluments, Congress’s best recourse be impeachment proceedings. (Or if it so chose, Congress could avail itself of a lot of options short of impeachment, but in the words of Charles Black, Jr., circa 1974, “what an enormous if.” Recall that the House of Representatives has the power to demand Trump’s tax returns but has not exercised it.)

But as for the substantive question of whether the Comptroller and OLC of yore would have signed off on the Justice Department’s blessing of all monies flowing in by way of business transactions, the answer is “no.”


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          Re: Buying house - Very important decision   
As this thread is starting to look like troll post for some members, I will just pause posting in this thread until we make up our minds. At this point, we are leaning more towards upper 300s and lower 400s. I will be sure to update in this thread if and when we have any new thoughts or we find a more suitable house for our family. Thanks everyone and again I am not troll
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Absolutely not.

We paid off the house early and limited debt. Paying off the house allowed us to use the cash flow to limit the amount of student loan debt for the kids.

In my mind, you can't beat free cash flow and reduced risk.

When I listen to the other arguments, I go back and think that when Warren Buffett when he moved back to Omaha, paid cash for his house, even though he was pretty sure he could make a bigger return in the market. If one of the greatest investors in history, always talks about risk, maybe the rest of us should listen.

Good luck.
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jabberwockOG wrote:Two kinds of termites - one type can live above ground and flys into your house and sets up a colony in the house. The other type of termite (subterranean I think it is called) gets in via underground tunnel(s) and must return underground on a regular basis. Termidor is not a barrier treatment unlike a typical pesticide, instead it is an undetectable toxin that kills after it comes into contact with subterranean termites. They travel through it, come in contact with the toxin and actually spread it unto others in the underground colony before they die.


Agree - I had it applied to surrounding perimeter of my home 5 years ago. My question is for DIY'ers, how are you applying it below ground? Don't you need an air compressor to inject the Termidor below ground? My service company was injecting it at 18 inch depth and 3 foot intervals around the entire home.
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          ENTREVISTA: Tim Engelhardt   

Desde la mítica escena de Colonia llega el debut en largo en Poker Flat de uno de los cachorros más prometedores del escenario electrónico. Se trata de Tim Engelhardt, un joven que ya con ocho años re-interprataba las piezas que practicaba al piano y buscaba contar su propia historia. Siempre fue precoz. Tanto que comenzó a editar música de baile a los 14 años, iluminado sobre todo por los sonidos y la obra de otro maestro de Colonia: Robert Babicz. Todavía no tiene ni 20 años pero ya presume de una prolífica y notable discografía (más de 15 referencias). Ahora presenta su álbum de debut, un trabajo en el que ha estado trabajando duro durante tres años y ha conseguido plasmar su particular e intenso sonido (house que báscula entre destellos techies y sonidos orgánicos en busca de las emociones). Como era de esperar, Dixon no ha tardado en echarle el guante y ya ha incluido un tema suyo en colaboración con Bog en la serie "Secret Weapons". Mucho ojo con Tim, lo tiene todo para llegar lejos.


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          Summary Of Virtue Theory And Abortion Hursthouse   
20a-Gérard Pierron and Gaston Couté

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Gérard Pierron presented his last show of the speech Traineux. Tribute to Gaston cost with his fellow stage and Helen Maurice Bernard Meulien. Some excerpts of this show and an interview with Gerard about the news of Gaston Couté.
          Took my daughter for a stroll.....   
I got up this morning and went to Walmart to by my daughter a stroller. I had my husband put it together right away, so that I could take my daughter out for a walk. I decided to walk up to my mom's house the same way my brother and I went yesterday 1.5 miles. The walk would not be so bad if it were not for the second hill. That hill is really kicking my butt. I barley make it to the top of the hill without passing out. I told my brother that I was not going to take that way anymore because ...
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I went to bed last night telling myself that I would get up in the morning and walk before it got too hot. I woke up this morning and started procrastinating and before I knew it, it was already 8:30. I looked at my husband and told him I would be back, if I kept putting it off I was not going to get it done. I headed out the door and down the drive way and there was my brother with his 2 boys in their stroller. They had just walked from my mother’s house and ...
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Paris on the Nile

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the 17th century already ...
A Pierre Aubert, responsible for collecting tax on salt, the salt tax partnership building in the Marais a mansion . Built between 1656 and 1659 , the scenery is especially entrusted to the brothers Marsy. It Hotel Salé (5 rue de Thorigny, Paris 75004), Picasso museum since 1985.
Two sphinxes (lion body and bust of woman), with front paws crossed . A garland covers the sides and nemes (Egyptian headdress) is topped with crenellated towers
(I admit not having seen such Egypt ...)
Here is one who watches!

Not far away, along the Seine , 2a Wharf Celestine, 4 th arrondissement, the hotel door Fieubet (Gaspard Fieubet, Chancellor of Queen Marie-Therese) is guarded by two sphinxes,
that as the left wing and courtyard garden on the back cover are from the time of construction and renovation by the Sweat and Vicott on plans by architect Jules Mansart Hardoin in the years 1676 - 1681 . For the rest, since 1857 the hotel is a pastiche of Baroque Italian-English.


Along the Seine - stop at the Louvre, Egyptian Antiquities destination, if the desire is there, of course! - You can reach the garden of Tuileries (75001), near la Concorde to find " the Nile," marble, by Lorenzo Ottone ( 1688 - 1692)

This Italian sculptor (1658-1736) is best known for its baroque statues religious (cons-reform) in Rome.

In the next century, 18 th , and a long way to go to the park Bagatelle (Bois de Boulogne Route de Sevres to Neuilly and Allée de Longchamp , Paris 75016). Sphinxes ... by two, before the castle (18th century Folly built by the Comte d'Artois in 1777 after a bet with Queen Marie-Antoinette) ...

Oops! these, the garden, are well suited ... Egyptian character really, is not it?

A pair, controlled by Lhuillier 1778 by Belanger, architect of the Comte d'Artois to the steps of the castle. Lhuillier subcontracted in sculpture at Philip Lawrence Rolland (1746-1816) and fought in 1781.

And ... Bonaparte and then the campaign and the shipment Egypt (1798-1801).
A fighter, Maximilian Cafarelli, General (Engineering) to the wooden leg , scholar and philosopher, who held a key role in preparing the expedition will give Egypt as far his talent to improve the protection of Cairo, facilitate liaison between Alexandria and the Nile, participate in the creation of the Institute of Egypt. Creations of bread ovens, construction of windmills, water supply, irrigation, urbanization, conservation of "objects antique ", etc.. its activities are manifold.
He follows Napoleon en route to Syria, attended the massacre of Jaffa, and died before St. Jean d'Acre: the failure of Bonaparte the end of the dream of the Orient!
Even if little known, a street named after him, close to Temple Street (75003)

Part of Toulon, the expedition took with her soldiers but also 167 scientists, engineers and artists Members of the Commission of Science and Arts: Dolomieu geologist, mathematician Gaspard Monge (a founder of the Ecole Polytechnique), the chemist Claude Louis Berthollet , Vivant Denon, the mathematician Jean-Joseph Fourier, physicist Etienne-Louis Malus , naturalist Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire , engineer Nicolas-Jacques Conté the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers are part of the trip, the sculptor Jean-Jacques Castex ...
Dolomieu Scientists (since 1879), Malus (since 1879), Berthollet, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Monge have a street in their name in the 5 th Borough Street Monge constituting a sort of central axis.

Deodat Dolomieu (1750-1801), is recruited by the chemist Berthollet January 4, 1798 to participate in the expedition to Egypt. Upon landing on Egyptian soil, he undertook the verification of spatial data he had read in ancient authors, Greek and Latin . At the same time, following his experience in Malta he set up and monitor mills, grinding wheels, gears, flour and ovens for the manufacture of rolls of the army of General Bonaparte East. Urged by his friend Sucy, chief officer of the army of the East, returning to France with him, refuses Dolomieu, as two more months living in Egypt are necessary for the study of the Nile delta. This in turn will be captured in Calabria by Queen of the Two Sicilies. Stripped of its collections and manuscripts, it survives very painfully in a cell with almost no light with a few books he has managed to hide. This prison, as a criminal State in a dark dungeon of Messina in Sicily, will last 21 months. Dolomieu owed his deliverance to the military victory of Bonaparte at Marengo, June 14, 1800. Marked by his captivity, he died 17 months later.
It owes its name to the sustainability of mineral and rock that he discovered, dolomite.

Etienne-Louis Malus , physicist and mathematician (1775-1812) working to study Light . He participated in the expedition and became a member of the Institute Egypt

Claude Louis Berthollet (1748 - 1822) chemist , hand in Egypt in the Committee of Science and Arts, where he joined the Institute Egypt in the physics section and was elected vice president. He was elected president the following year. He made important research on natron to enable it to develop his theory on the affinities. In 1802 he was appointed chairman of the committee responsible for preparing the Description of Egypt .

During the expedition, Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire , French naturalist (1772 - 1844) passion for archeology to zoology as well as because he found in some graves animal mummies. He studied diligently birds, monkeys, crocodiles
(in Paris it!)
and snakes of Egypt, collected many specimens and made many communications various topics. After the surrender of French troops (August 1801), he played bitterly to the English collections he had so much trouble to set up and managed to return them intact in France they are so rich that their inventory it takes several years


Gaspard Monge (1746-1818) was a mathematician whose work touches to descriptive geometry, infinitesimal analysis and analytic geometry. After playing a major role in the French Revolution, both politically and in terms of establishing a new education system, He is responsible for mission in the expedition to Egypt (1798-1799).

Jean-Jacques Castex , (1731-1822), sculptor and is part of the Expedition to Egypt.
In January 1799, he accompanied the geographer Bertre engineer in his trip to Fayoum and is part of the commission led by Girard, who share Cairo March 19, 1799 for Upper Egypt . He creates a wax model, reduced to a third of Dendera Zodiac.
He is still famous to be carved on the great temple of Philae , registration
"year 6 of the Republic on 15 Messidor / a French army / commissioned by Bonaparte, / is down in Alexandria. / The army has taken twenty days, / the Mamelukes at the Pyramids on the run, / Desaix, commanding the first division, / has on undergraduate beyond the cataracts, / where he arrived on 13 of Ventose year 7. / The brigadiers / Davoust, Friant and Belliard, / Donzelot Chief of Staff, / Latournerie comm. of artillery / Eppler, Chief the 21st light / 13 Ventôse 7 of the Republic / March 3, year of Christ 1799. / Engraved by Castex sculptor.
Pphilae
Castex Street is close to the Rue St Antoine and bd Henri IV (75004)

" County has all the sciences in the head and all the arts in hand. " said Monge.
Nicolas Jacques Conte (1755-1805), invented the pencil as we know even today, consisting of a graphite mine and clay inserted in a body made of cedar wood. He was also one of the organizers of National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts . He took part in the expedition to Egypt with the dual capacity as head of brigade balloonists and director of engineering workshops. As such, it has created and is creating all sorts of instruments and tools.
From August 22, 1798, Conte was a member of the first Institute of Egypt, commissioned by the then government to lead the creation of great work that the commission would publish Egypt, Description Egypt.
Street County is in the 3 rd district, very close to the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers
Mentioned several times, the engravings of the Description of Egypt is exciting and always consult a reference. Do not hesitate, just one click! careful surveys that are the source of these illustrations are due mostly to two boys, Prosper Jollois and Edouard Devilliers . These two men, engineers fresh out of the Ecole Polytechnique, arrive in Egypt in 1799. Members of the subcommittee that studied the regime of the Nile and the irrigation system, they are much more passionate for ancient monuments they discover. Soon completed their tasks, they "devour" the monuments. "The temples of Dendera, Esneh, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Philae, Luxor and Karnak and Thebes, the ancient Antinoe" erected by the Roman emperor Hadrian, come alive in their pencils.

Enthusiast entry Bonaparte in Cairo, Paris gave in 1799 the name Passage of Cairo, and Cairo Street (75002) tract newly created site of the former convent of the Filles-Dieu sold in batches to the revolution.




































Here the facade of the building au, 2 place in Cairo (75002), of style "return from Egypt", unique in Paris tree and surprising! Oh! Beautiful Hathor!






















A fountain 'return from Egypt "Is the fountain of Fellah at 42 rue de Sevres (75007), right beside the metro station Lapwing. This fellah, it would Antinous, a young favorite of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
A semicircular basin collects water flowing from two amphorae he holds in his hand. At the bottom of the fountain, a grotesque head of a lion. A Napoleonic eagle dominates all under the roof of the fountain.

Designed by Jean-François Bralle (1750-1832) and sculpted by Pierre Nicolas Beauvallet, it dates from 1806 .




Directorate on 19 th borough and at 211 Avenue de la Villette The fountain of lions Nubian . Built Place du Chateau d'Eau (now Republic Square) in 1811, it was renovated and transferred to the slaughterhouses of La Villette, where she served as a watering place for animals, when enlargement of the square in 1867. architecture was made by engineer Pierre Simon Girard (1765-1835), designer Ourcq canal, and the realization by the workshops at Le Creusot.
It has its place today at the Grande Halle de la Villette.


Jean-Francois Champollion (1790-1832) decipher the hieroglyphics on September 27 1822.
At Pere Lachaise Cemetery (75020), it lies beneath an obelisk .
It is very close to his friend the mathematician Jean-Joseph Fourier, who participated in the expedition to Egypt ...
friendly hands still lay stones and beetles ... double click on the picture to zoom , and look carefully on the edge of the base! Then the cursor on the back arrow at the top left of the screen in front of you, and click to go back on the blog!
the Père Lachaise cemetery if eclectic, there are also pyramids !























Between the Louvre and Opera, Underground station Pyramids


Seen in a window on the Rue de la Paix ...

Well no!
"The body of a goddess" of the Middle or new empire (2033-1069 BC), now in the Louvre, a gallery of Egyptian antiquities. Beautiful, is not it?


the center of the Place de la Concorde (75008) the obelisk of Luxor, offered to France in 1831 by the Viceroy of Egypt, Muhammad Ali, arrived and erected in October 1836.
Transportation of this monolith of pink granite, 230 tons and 23 meters tall, was an epic: it took two and a half years to ship , specially created for this event, arriving in France.


























Originally, the obelisk and its Twin carved there are over 3000 years were placed on each side of the door of the Temple of Thebes, Luxor in Upper Egypt .


The cartridge Ramses II ...


must pass through the Tuileries Gardens to meet a Sphinx on the intersection of the Quai des Tuileries, Avenue du General Lemonnier . It arrived in Paris in 1855 with the spoils of war taken in Sevastopol by General Pélissier. (source loisirs.over-my-blog.com)














On your way into the garden, you can cross this another sphinx, seated in front of marble the "Venus Callypige, after the antique" Francis Barois (1656-1726)

can certainly look back towards the Louvre pyramid superb which I do not dwell in deference to his architect, M . Pei who rejects Egyptian inspiration ... It's like you want!

To reach the Place du Chatelet 75001, just not from the bridge ... but along the Seine ... here the fountain of Palm!
Napoleon I shaved the Grand Châtelet in 1802, and there built a fountain by Jean-François Bralle, between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate his victories and give free drinking water to Paris .





Circled ring bearing the names of the campaigns in Egypt and Italy, the column the fountain is decorated with palm leaves that give it its name Palmier fountain.













The four sphinx crouching in foot of the basement, which feeds the lower pool, were designed by Gabriel Davioud (1824-1881), architect and collaborator of Haussmann, and sculpted by Jacquemart in 1858.



The Luxor is a cinema located in the 10 th arrondissement of Paris, built by the architect Henry Zipcy decorated by Amedeo Tiberi and inaugurated in 1921 located at the corner of Boulevard Magenta and the Chapel. Long abandoned (1983), it is now being restored .

(c) lesamisdulouxor.fr

Finally, the icing on the cake, then see the program of the Paris Opera! earlier Egyptian ...




Do you know that you can make a trip to Egypt on Blog
" Parisienne truant?



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          Shorty Rogers - Chances Are ... It Swings   
© -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved.


At the time of its issuance in 1959, I took the personnel on Shorty Rogers’ RCA album Chances Are It Swings [RD-27149 MONO; LSP-1978 Stereo] for granted.


I mean doesn’t every studio big band recording have the likes of Shorty, Don Fagerquist, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Al Porcino, Ollie Mitchell and Ray Triscari in its trumpet section?


Can you imagine, seven, 7, SEVEN! first call trumpet players - with four of them bona fide lead trumpet players - made that album and that doesn’t include Conrad Gozzo, lead trumpet player par excellence.


The rest of the band reads like a Who’s Who of Los Angeles based studio-Jazz musicians including: Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone, Harry Betts and Dick Nash, trombone, Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Paul Horn and Bud Shank, clarinet flute, alto sax, Richie Kamuca and Bill Holman, tenor sax and Chuck Gentry on baritone sax; Howard Roberts and Barney Kessel, guitar; Gene Estes on vibes [replaced by Red Norvo on 4 tracks]; Pete Jolly, piano; Joe Mondragon, bass [replaced by Monty Budwig on 4 tracks]; Mel Lewis, drums.


Wow - quel band!


And then there’s Shorty’s absolutely magnificent big band charts with their pleasing to the ear and very original voicings [in some places, the melodies are carried on flugelhorn, clarinet and vibes in unison].


The arrangements are full of surprises - bombastic trumpet “chords” used as short phrases to punctuate and pop the music, perfectly placed drums fill, kicks and licks and lopping sax soli - all in the cause of emphasizing continuous swing in the music.


Dating back to his work with Woody Herman in the mid-1940’s through to his association with Stan Kenton in the early 1950s, Shorty had accumulated a wealth of experience writing for a big bands.


But after leaving Kenton and joining Howard Rumsey’s All-Stars at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach, CA and concurringly forming his own quintet - The Giants - Shorty primarily concentrated on writing for small groups. Chances Are It Swings marked Shorty’s return to big band arranging, this time fronting his own band.


Obviously, with the lineup listed above, everyone in town wanted to be in it.


And why not? Shorty’s music was fun to play.


The music on Chances Are It Swings is drawn from a single composer - Robert Allen. Allen wrote a number of popular songs following  performed by Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Durante, Kate Smith, the Shirelles, the Four Lads and many other singers in the 1950's and 60's, and some became pop standards.


John Tynan describes more of the Rogers and Allen connection in the following liner notes to Chances Are It Swings after which you’ll find a video featuring Shorty’s band performing Chances Are.


“That fickle lass, Jazz, is a volatile wench of multicolored moods. She can be broadly bluesy or subtly cool, rubbing elbows with disparate sources from the guitar-strumming Mississippi cotton picker to the urbane Cole Porter. Though her demands may be finicky at times "La Jazz" imposes one basic prerequisite on those who would court her: the music on which she swings must be high caliber. This alliance of arranger-trumpeter Shorty Rogers and songwriter Robert Allen proves a happy combination of brilliant arranging and hit songs. Allen's songs pear melodic witness that real talent, no matter how long its incubation period, must express itself.


"I've been writing songs for only about six years" Allen explains, "Before 1952, I played jazz piano in New York night clubs. Nothing very far out. Certainly nothing to cheer about." After a half dozen years on the club circuit, the constant urge to write became a nagging ache. "I found myself thinking about writing all the time," says Allen. "It was bugging me. And I found myself losing the incentive to play. All I could think about was writing songs... it became an obsession." Allen's obsession turned out to be magnificent. In the past three years alone some 80 per cent of his tunes have been hits. There are no less than seven "smashes" in this album.


Of Rogers' work in adapting his songs to big jazz band interpretation, Allen waxes lyrical. "This album is today," he exults. "It's revolutionary in concept when you consider the popular music picture today. Unlike so much jazz being currently produced, this set is not living in yesterdays music... I'm firmly convinced that Shorty has established twelve standards with his treatment of my tunes." Positive that"... it's impossible lor things ready to swing unless you understand the material," the composer declares that Rogers has succeeded in revealing facets of his songs never before revealed. "You know," Allen muses, "when songs become popular hits, most people don't think of their chordal structure in jazz terms. They're played on the neighborhood jukeboxes, people whistle and hum them—but there's where their musical interest ends." Yet, in Allen's opinion, the heyday of big bands was marked by successful, valid jazz treatments of then current popular songs. He cites Jimmie Lunceford's "Ain't She Sweet," Count Basie’s "Cheek to Cheek" end Duke Ellington's "Caravan" and points out that some of the best jazz of the Thirties was blown on a pop song by Fats Waller — "Honeysuckle Rose."


The composer contends a similar approach should apply to good contemporary popular songs. "When the public hears an album of familiar pop songs with good jazz treatment," Allen conjectures, "maybe they'll like it well enough to buy it. And m passing they just might learn a thing or two about good music This worked in the old days; no reason why it shouldn't again." As Shorty Rogers' imaginative arrangements demonstrate, jazz can be written into and improvised on most music of real merit. As vehicles for the driving solos of both Shorty and some of the best jazz horn men in Hollywood (necessarily uncredited), the album turns out to be mighty creditable jazz indeed.


Shorty's tightly controlled modern trumpet style, born of Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, had its genesis in the early days of the bebop era even before Shorty became one of the star soloists in Woody Herman's First Herd. Today he is no more a "typical bebopper" than is writer Allen. Domesticated in Southern California since 1947, the 34-year-old trumpeter is one of the busiest arrangers on the Coast. From the cluttered workroom behind his Van Nuys home, Shorty turns out arrangements for a wide variety of RCA Victor recordings— from commercial pop vocal singles to his own big band jazz albums such as CHANCES ARE IT SWINGS.

Needless to say, chances that this album swings are better than even. In fact, grins Shorty, the element of chance that it would not never once entered his mind.
—John Tynan”




          The Clarke Boland Big Band is "All Smiles"   
© -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved.


Georges Paczynski, the author of the immensely important, Une Histoire de la Batterie de Jazz, which won the “Prix Charles Delauney 2000,” offered this succinct, background information about the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band:

“The C.B.B.B. - The Clarke Boland Big Band - was formed in 1962 through the efforts of Francy Boland and Kenny Clarke. The pianist and the drummer wanted lo form a European orchestra whose sound would be instantly recognizable.

After recording in Cologne on May 18 and 19, 1961. with a smaller group - Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland (The Golden Eight) - the two leaders decided to put together a bigger band, and on December 13. 1961, the recording of Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland ("Jazz is Universal") took place. Among the thirteen musicians were the future mainstays of the band: the American trumpeter Benny Bailey, the English alto sax player Derek Humble, and the trombone player from Sweden, Aake Persson. After the success of this disc, the decision was made to increase the band even further; on January 25. 26 and 27. 1963 the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band recorded in Cologne with 21 musicians. Throughout its career, the band never included less than 12 nationalities.

The personalities of the two leaders. Kenny and Francy. were directly opposite of those of the legendary big band leaders, iron-fisted megalomaniacs like Buddy Rich or Benny Goodman. Not only did Francy write the arrangements for a given instrument, but in thinking of a particular musician in the band, and composed according to the sound, phrasing and style of the individual. Team spirit reigned in the C.B.B.B. Each musician was aware of his importance in creating a good ensemble sound.

The name of Kenny Clarke is definitively associated with the birth of bop drumming. Following in the footsteps of Jo Jones and Sidney Catlett. it is to him that we owe the fact that still today the rhythm is played on the ride cymbal, with snare drum/bass drum punctuations. Jazz lovers see Kenny primarily as a small group drummer, forgetting that he was also a great big band drummer [check out Kenny’s playing in Dizzy Gillespie’s first big band in the 1940’s].

Drummer/leaders have existed from the earliest times in jazz. After "Papa Jack" Laine. there were Ben Pollack. Chick Webb, Gene Krupa. Buddy Rich, Don Lamond. Mel Lewis... the list (and the beat) goes on. The C.B.B.B. is situated in the grand traditions of the big bands. The basic musical concept was of a rhythmic foundation on which the entire orchestra reposed. Here the role of the drummer is clearly vital; along with the bassist, he plays throughout the piece, and is both accompanist and soloist.

But this key role is not without its disadvantages; the drummer has incomparably less freedom than in a small group. He has to memorize the arrangement, playing strictly what has already been laid down, while still leaving room for improvised fills. Some famous drummers have never succeeded in imposing such discipline on themselves. Others have adapted magnificently to it. Such was the case with Kenny, who was able to play with what I will call "controlled madness". In the big band, he played with a big band drummer's phrasing - unlike, for example. Mel Lewis, who in a big band setting performed with exactly the same vocabulary as in a quartet. ...

Running a big band poses all kinds of difficulties, financial and organizational among others. The C.B.B.B. lasted 11 years, and broke up in 1973. It was in no sense a revolutionary band, but there was within it a fundamental and precious element: an intense love of playing. Francy Boland and Kenny Clarke had the great merit of believing that the formation of a European jazz orchestra was possible, despite the supposedly insurmountable obstacles. They believed... and they were right... and we now reap the benefit.”

Georges overview of the Clarke Boland Big Band - known to its many fans as the CBBB - assumes a new relevance with the CD reissue with enhanced audio quality of one of its later recordings on MPS - The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band - “ALL SMILES."


Mike Bloom Media Relations PROMOTION SHEET offers the following details:


RELEASE DATE: June 23rd 2017

Artist: The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
Title: ALL SMILES
Artists: Trumpets: B. Bailey, I. Sulieman, J. Deuchar, S.
Gray Trombones: A. Persson, N. Peck, E. v. Lier
Saxophones: D. Humble, J. Griffin, R. Scott, T. Coe, S.
Shihab Piano: F. Boland Bass: J. Woode Drums: K. Clarke
Vibes: D. Pike

Format: 1CD- Digipac
Cat. No.: 0211956MSW
PPD:7,49EUR~PC:ACR
Barcode: 4029759119562

TRACKLIST
1. Let's Face The Music And Dance - 3:23
2. I'm All Smiles-3:25
3. You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 3:03
4. I'm Glad There Is You-3:29
5. Get Out Of Town-4:47
6. By Strauss-3:35
7. When Your Lover Has Gone - 4:16
8. GLoria-4:21
9. Sweet And Lovely - 3:36
10. High School Cadets - 2:05


ABOUT THIS RECORD - by Stefan Franzen [translated by Martin Cook]

“Without ever making concessions to the trend of the moment, the Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band was the embodiment of the timeless art of the jazz orchestra. Its play was proof positive that a jazz big band compiled of top-flite musicians from both sides of the Atlantic could take off and soar. Regarded as the most important big band outside of the US, this bi-continental orchestra recorded over two dozen albums, close to a third of these under the SABA and MRS labels. Recorded in May, 1968, All Smiles was one of the Bands highpoints. The album exhibits a style that became synonymous with this US-European enterprise: it not only swung it was the perfect vehicle for Bolands sophisticated modern arrangements. Trumpeters Benny Bailey and Idrees Sulieman, saxophonists Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott, as well as special guest vibraphonist Dave Pike are some of the jazz giants among the soloists in this 17-man combo who turn out some masterly short portraits. From the fleet-footed waltz I’m All Smiles to the bluesy party piece, By Strauss and the sensuous theme from Gloria, the journey continues on through to the furious John Phillip Sousa finale, High School Cadets. Preferring varicolored intricacy over massive walls of sound, The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band stood up against the constant flow of momentary fads, remaining true to the inventive tradition of the great big bands.”

Original Liner Notes - by Manfred Miller

[Warning these have some syntactical and grammatical challenges for native speakers of English. I decided to represent them in their original translation as I do not speak enough German to attempt my own.]

The one window is open. Hubbub comes up from the street and into the room that is in Cologne's elegant Hohe Strasse/High Street (no thoroughfare!) on the first floor above the branch of some bank. The large, plain writing-table hides itself under paper. Telegrams, notes, contracts, excerpts pile up to several layers. Two of the three phones at least are constantly in operation. On the second table, in a corner, there, too, is scarcely a spot left for an ash-tray. Sheets of notes, a bunch of newspapers, at least ten tape boxes. If a film chose to feature a manager's office like that everybody would laugh at the cliche of overburdening.

The man who hired this room does work hard. It is not that sort of work, however, which the German treasury of proverbs has always rated higher than fun. The man offers his latest product music. Powerfully swinging, precise, intelligent music, music that interests head and feet and everything in between. “All Smiles" is going to be the title of the new Clarke-Boland Big Band album. The man has to shout to make that understood. The two loudspeakers are turned on to the limits of their capacity. The one window is still open...

Gigi Campi never listens to his tapes quietly. An American trombonist, who for some time belonged to the CBBB, once complained. "Funny band. No dynamics", to the protest of his colleague Nat Peck "Yes there are! One is loud, the other is louder..." An exaggerated sentence, no doubt. Yet like every good exaggeration it catches some truth. The CBBB does not play for self-forgetting, absorbed listeners. If it provokes self-forgetfulness, it is that of rhythmical ecstasy. The CBBB does not know the charms of the morbid. This is hopelessly sound and optimistic music. All Smiles.

The Clarke-Boland guys stand for Ellington's fundamental truth: "It don't mean a thing..." It is not by chance that this band plays with two drummers - as if Klook Clarke alone were not a deuce of a swinger. Once his near namemate Kenny Clare acted as a substitute for Clarke who was prevented from making a date. The Clarke indemnification thrilled the band, he was invited to the next session. Klook personally persuaded the English studio musician to become a constant member with the CBBB - as a percussionist.

"Then there was one number", Clare reports, "a Turkish march thing on which I played snare drum. On the playback it sounded pretty good together, just like one drummer. There were some talks. The next time would I bring my drums along, too? Let's see, if it works with both of us playing together. It worked."

Indeed, Clarke and Clare together play like one musician; only that one musician alone could never realise all they play together. Clare: "There are many who would like to get that springy kind of beat Klook gets. I would, too. When I'm with him I can play that way without even thinking about it. As soon as I'm away from him I can't do it anymore. Strange. I have yet to figure it out." Whatsoever may be the key to this secret - the result is a fabulous co-ordination of the two drummers. The first piece - LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE - is an example of this. The fills Klook on the snare drum (for stereo listeners left channel) and Clare on the bass drum do in concert seem as if sprung up from one and the same feeling; and a swinging feeling into the bargain.

It would be wrong, however, to list the CBBB simply under the rubric "powerhouse.” The co-leader, arranger, and pianist Francy Boland has too many ideas for that. You will never catch upon Boland copying simple riffs nor - as the legend goes - exercising. SWEET AND LOVELY forces out of the standard melody continually fresh versions, new harmonic nuances and shades of sound, variations in a strict sense (into which Johnny Griffin excellently joins with a concentrated solo citing motives from the theme once and again): that is - also - an intellectual delight. As the British musical journalist Kenny Graham noted, Francy Boland does not care for trends. Harmonically scored choruses for the reed section have become rare in jazz. Yet Francy dedicates an entire number to the saxophones and with numbers such as YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM, GET OUT OF TOWN and WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE shows what other arrangers do not care to miss.

Certainly who besides Boland disposes of such a reed section? The musicians of the CBBB do not know a comparison to Derek Humble's lead alto that is relaxed and vigorous at once, and ever riding the tip of the beat wave - they give a tired shrug even to the most renowned names. Each of the three tenor saxophonists takes a fine solo - "Li'l Giant" Griffin justifies his nickname time and again. Ronnie Scott blows a virile and straight solo in Gershwin's homage to the king of waltz BY STRAUSS. Tony Coe tells of Dame GLORIA'S merits with rhapsodic vehemence (,,a masterpiece", says Gigi Campi): and Sahib Shihab, who in the Barbara-Streisand-title I'M ALL SMILES solos on flute, is “the outstanding baritone saxophonist of modern jazz" according to Joachim Ernst Berendt. Each of the five reed men is himself a star with a distinguished style of his own, and yet jointly they make up a homogenous and disciplined section. Whosoever generated the rumour that precision and musical temperament were exclusive to one another; he has to be refuted by these five musicians.

And the same applies to the other sections. Benny Bailey, the brilliant, willful lead trumpeter, blows the delicately musical flugelhorn solo in I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU. Cole Porter's GET OUT OF TOWN is meant for Jimmy Deuchar's elegant trumpet and for Ake Persson's powerful trombone-Idrees Sulieman, who in the Clarke-Boland combos mostly comes out with untamed attacca and splendid bop phrases, shows off a different side now: a simple melodic lead and a warm tone in LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE and in the standard ballad of WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE, from which he chooses the first few bars to set out a well-controlled improvisation that does not waste a note.

To those who are still in the dark the Sousa-march HIGH SCHOOL CADETS tells what is the matter with the CBBB. That drives on straight away like - well, no: a steam roller is not likely to go so easily at 250 km/h. You had better not try to sit still to these pieces: Let's face the music and dance. Still one thing to tell you: perhaps you really ought to shut that window now.”

TO EVERY AGE ITS SOUND by Dirk Sommer, reissue producer [Translated by Martin Cook]

Yes, we have worked on the sound of the music that was stored on tapes, some of which are over 40 years old, before they were transferred to the lacquers that are used for the vinyl record production. In the music business this is commonly known as remastering. However, it says nothing about how intensively and with what a sense of purpose mastering engineer Christoph Stickel and I have worked on modifying and improving the sound of the original tapes. Of course as with any LP that appears in the triple-a-series, all the procedures took place using only the finest analogue equipment. As the headline - modeled after the Vienna Secession movement's motto: 'to every age its art' - already indicates, every period has its own typical sound esthetic. We felt that fitting the MPS records to the way recordings sound today would be a sort of sacrilege. As a result, we have simply redressed a couple of traces of aging as well as small inconsistencies in the sound that, because of the technological limitations of that time, were not optimally dealt with on the original recordings. So enjoy some of the most exciting jazz albums of the 1970's and 80's the way they originally sounded - despite or because of our remasterings!”

The following video features the CBBB on Get Out of Town:



          Public Domain   
Located just a block north of Pioneer Courthouse Square, Public Domain is a great place to soak in the downtown vibe.  Bright, clean space? check.  Downtempo Bonobo drifting gently from the built in ceiling speakers?  Check.  Guy with braided beard and face painted purple chilling at a corner table listening to headphones?  Check.

Maybe surprisingly, Public Domain is owned by Coffee Bean International.  CBI is a long time Portland roaster more known in the wholesale realm than in the kind of bespoke craft coffee market that Public Domain targets.  That said, I've met a roaster or two from CBI over the years, and they are very serious about good coffee.

Public Domain offers the coffee fanatic choices.  If you are ordering an espresso, you get your choice of beans.  I indulged my weakness for yirgacheffe.  Of course, a number of coffee shops offer a bean choice.  What lets you know you are in the company of the truly obsessed is that Public Domain offers a choice of espresso machines from whence the shot will be pulled: either a Slayer or a Synesso.  Both are, well, bad ass.  I asked the barista which he preferred.  He said that the Slayer is fun for experimenting, but the Synesso is better for high volume production.

My shot, pulled on the Synesso, came in the usefully thick brown ceramic demitasse that is nearly ubiquitous at serious coffee shops around town.  Like Public Domain itself, it was bright and clean, with a hint of wildness incongruously lurking in the corner.  Definitely one of the better shots available downtown.
          Case Study downtown pop up   
While waiting in downtown Portland for the Max light rail train, I looked across the street and saw this:


I was drawn like a moth to a flame.  It turned out that it was a "pop up" in a retail space that was being built out for a new tenant.  The tiny kiosk was set up in a doorway; and, just a few feet beyond the barista, there was nothing but bare studs and work lights.  What  really made this jarring was the espresso machine: a Kees van der Westen Speedster.   Among the truly espresso obsessed, this is equivalent to, say, seeing a Lamborghini  Countach drive by your house.  Not an everyday occurrence.

The Speedster is, along with a few other machines, on the leading edge of espresso technology.  It is really set apart, though, by its striking aesthetics.  Below is a photo of the Speedster at Case Study; but the lighting, the camera and my photography skills really do not do it justice.


Although I had already had four double espressos that day (intensive blog research!), I was unable to resist the siren song of the Speedster.  The friendly and knowledgeable barista pulled me a very ristretto shot of a medium roasted bean that was complex, slightly citrusy and sweet.  I paid the jangly fried nerve price later, but, for that moment, I understood why the Speedster has earned its reputation as one of the premiere espresso machines.
          Heavy Laborers( Mor / Aft) ( Onsite Recruitment) - think10pro.inc - Mississauga, ON   
1:30 PM onwards ( Must be willing to start work ASAP)*. Onsite Recruitment for Heavy General Labours for our client to work in Mississauga for a warehouse which... $12 an hour
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          In-House Marketing Agent -Kona - Wyndham Vacation Ownership - Kailua-Kona, HI   
Wyndham Vacation Ownership is the world's largest vacation ownership company with an impressive list of world-renowned destinations. We've grown and excelled
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          Quasar - World Beach (DJ Tarkan & V - Sag Remix)   

Quasar - World Beach (DJ Tarkan & V - Sag Remix)

quasar , world , beach , dj , tarkan , sag , remix , quasar-world-beach-dj-tarkan-v-sag-remix1 , worldbeach , v-sag , house , music , porgressive , istanbul , turkey , greece , no , smoking , recordings


          Camp attendant / kitchen helper - Renegade Gas & Oilfield Services Ltd. - Conklin, AB   
A pre- employment drug screen is mandatory for this position. Looking for a housekeeper for our 30 room camp.Duties will include but not limited to general...
From Indeed - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:31:44 GMT - View all Conklin, AB jobs
          New Mind-Blowing 3D Mapping Technology for iPad [CES 2011]   

LAS VEGAS, CES 2011 — Check out this simply stunning 3D-mapping technology from Swedish-based C3 Technologies that elicited a uniform reaction of “holy %$*@!” from us when we saw it. One reason for its precision is that it was developed from recently declassified missile targeting technology originally developed by Swedish aerospace powerhouse Saab. In the […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          General Helper - Labour - Warehouse - Avenue Motor Works - Greater Toronto Area, ON   
_Receiving - Shipping - Order Picker - General Labour - Warehouse Help_ *Avenue Motor Works has been in business since 1993 with now 6 locations across
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          Warehouse - Order Pickers - Labour - Avenue Motor Works - Greater Toronto Area, ON   
_Receiving - Shipping - Order Picker - General Labour - Warehouse Help_ *Avenue Motor Works has been in business since 1993 with now 6 locations across
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          Customer Service Associate/Warehouse Associate - Alpha Textbooks Inc. - Toronto, ON   
Alpha Textbooks Inc. Alpha Textbooks Seasonal Customer Service Associate*. Alpha Textbooks was the first full-service online bookstore for the independent...
From Indeed - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:57:09 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          World’s prettiest Starbucks? New Kyoto outlet set inside 100-year-old townhouse   
Tatami mats, silk cushions, a Japanese garden...Starbucks' new Kyoto coffeehouse has swapped the usual glass-and-metal facades for a renovated 100-year-old wooden Japanese townhouse.
          Texas regulators weigh in on proposed greenhouse gas rules   
President Obama instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to revise greenhouse gas limits for existing power plants. The suggested changes are to be proposed by June 2015, and Texas regulators have already weighed in according to The Texas Tribune .
          Friend enemy   
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Welcome this is the best soap opera´s TV channel. Today... the history of two friends, what love the same man: FRIENDS ENEMY Niza and Diana be the best friends, Diana love David, and David love´s Diana. One day Dian arrived at home with David; and Niza is in the house so she saw David and felt in love with him. Niza: Hello David how are you? I´am Diana´s best friend. David: Nice tooneet you. Diana: Let´s to go the kitchen and prepare some food. Diana observed thast what her friend had a special thing going on for her boyfriend. Niza: Hey David come here go with me to get my pet. David: But.. Niza: please, let´s do it fast. David: o.k! While Diana and David went to the cinema then to the park, and to the store afterwards, Niza came along with them. Diana felt sad and with a broken heart, so she decided to speak with her friend Niza. Diana: Niza I need to speak with you. Niza: whit me? what happened? Diana: Are you in love with my boyfriend? Niza: Excuse/me??? are you crazy? Diana: No, but. I can see you glance at thim take your. Niza: I am your friend don´t make a eyes from David!! horrible thing Diana: Dont lie to me! Niza: O.K. I really like your boyfriend very much. Diana: You not my friend, I hate you! Niza: I´m sorry, but... Diana: Get out of my house!
          Interview whit Shania Twain   
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SHANIA: NIZA INTERWIETER: DIANA Hello everyone. Welcome to ONLY THE BEST MUSIC I am Diana this is the place where you can listen to an interview with your favorite star. This night, a big star, the best…Shania Twain, in a little moment we will go with her. But, in the show, only the best music, we have music by Robbie Williams, The Black eyed peace and 50 cent. Now let’s go with Shania to begin the questions. Diana: Welcome Shania, thanks for coming to the program. Shania: You are welcome, I like to be near the people that loves me. Diana: Ok.let’s start with some questions Shania: Ok., let´s start. Diana: Shania, is it difficult to be succressful and be famous now, ¿ How stable is your fame? Shania: Well, I have good luck , because the people accepted me very well, and, have bought my album and have attended my concerts, and for that reason I have come, because I am been thankful to them by all the good times that they have given me and that by them I am a great star. Diana: if you were not famous? Who would be Shania Twain? Shania: I do not know, maybe a dancer, a teacher or a doctor I would love to be an astronaut but ir is impossible. Diana: You have been along time in this race,do you want to tell us how did it start? Shania:I began to make concerts when I was an adolescent and it even gets to sing with other singers, nevertheless hated to be far from my family. While I remained outside my house, I received a call of my sister that changed my life, my parents had died in a traffic accident, all my dreams vanished, since now it would have to do support my younger brothers. When the last one of the brothers finished his studies, I thought that it was time for making my dreams reality, I decided to prove luck again. I changed my name and started to make my own scale models. Diana: You can say your real name? Shania: Shure, but first go at listen this songs what I like too much. Diana:In a few minutes we will continue with Shania Twain, in: ONLY THE BEST MUSIC. Please Shania, tell me you real name. Shania: Ok, but is because I love all the people that is listening, my real name is: Eilleen Regina Edwards. Diana: Oh my good!!, thanks, for revealing your secret. How did you meet your husband? Shania: Robert John “Mutt” Lange (be a famous producer of great singers and groups) saw my videoclip and it remained fascinated, we began to establish a contact by telephone and later in 1993 we knew ourselves for the first time, which supposed a contact of businesses in the beginning soon passed turned into a friendship and later love. Thus after six months we knew Mutt he proposed marriage to me, and the 28 of December of 1993 we married. Diana: what do you seems if you tell me a little at your last CD. Shania: I’d be happy because IT has been sold very WELL, I believe that IT is worth the trouble buy it because I made with all my HEART Diana: Shania, good luck, WE WISH YOU SUCCESS for many years, please sing my favorite song, Man! I feel like a woman yes? Shania: Ok. thanks for inviting me to your program. Thanks to all the people, I love you…
          My Story   
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Once upon a time there was a King and a Queen. They lived in a lovely golden tree house and had a beautiful daughter, Diana. But Diana was very un happy. She never laughed or smiled. "We will give a unicorn to the person who can make Diana happy," said the Queen. A musician came and played the piano, a fairy said a magic spell, and joker came and told jokes, but Diana did not smile or laugh. A young cook came to work at the Queen´s tree house. He came with his little dog. The little dog liked to play. One day Diana saw the dog and started to smile- then she laughed. The Queen heard her daughter and saw the dog. The dog was happy to get a unicorn! -The End-
          3rd Class Power House Operator - Hiram Walker & Sons Limited - Windsor, ON - Pernod Ricard - Canada   
Hiram Walker & Sons Limited , a Pernod Ricard Company, is the place where ambition thrives. As part of a global enterprise, we are proud to be delivering the...
From Pernod Ricard - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:18:58 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          #ToriesOut: 1,000s join anti-government rally in London (VIDEOS)   
– #ToriesOut: 1,000s join anti-government rally in London (VIDEOS): Thousands of protesters took to the streets of London on Saturday to protest Britain’s Conservative government. The rally, dubbed ‘Not One Day More #ToriesOut’, started at BBC Broadcasting House in Portland Place and marched for hours through to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Enormous crowd ... Read more
          Masser, Culver vote in favor of budget   
BY NEWS-ITEM STAFF

HARRISBURG — State Reps. Kurt A Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) and Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) joined the majority of their colleagues in the state House on Friday in voting for a balanced state spending plan for fiscal year 2017-18.

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          Soroptimists salute members   
<p>SUBMITTED PHOTOs</p><p>Soroptomist International of Snyder, Union and Northumberland Counties celebrated membership anniversaries at its June meeting. Those recognized were, from left, Christy Brouse, Keri Albright, Lois Slough, Jane Berry, Karen Gehers, immediate past president and North Atlantic region treasurer; and Tammy Klotzbach-Levan, North Atlantic region governor.</p>

LEWISBURG — Soroptimist International of Snyder, Union and Northumberland Counties (SI of SUN), an international volunteer service organization for business and professional women, held its June business meeting at Country Cupboard Restaurant.

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          #bigbinkshow J. Cole’s House Gets Raided   
    #bigbinkshow – Not sure whats wrong with the Swat/police team in North Carolina, but they took it upon themselves to run through J. Cole’s crib because of some suspicion of Drug activity.  So Cole put it out for the World to see….Thank god for Cameras.  
          BIG BINK’S DUMMY OF THE DAY: JUSTIN BIEBER’S “EGGSCAPADE” WILL COST HIM 80K!!! [EXPLICIT CONTENT]   
Remember Justin Beiber got caught up for Alledgedly egging his neighbors house months ago?  Well it caught up with him in court and he had to come off 80 racks!! Was it really worth it Justin? In retrospect maybe not so much, but I know this much, the egg is on your face!!! Full story […]
          Developer (iOS, front-end, back-end) - Petal MD - Quebec City, QC   
Come work with the best coders around and skyrocket your career. You’ve migrated some in-house projects to the latest Rails release?...
From Petal MD - Thu, 11 May 2017 06:58:35 GMT - View all Quebec City, QC jobs
          Warehouse Driver Team Member - S and S Supplies & Solutions - Martinez, CA   
As a Team Member in our Warehouse you will be an important part of processing our customer orders by receiving inbound purchases, stocking items, shipping...
From S and S Supplies & Solutions - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:15:54 GMT - View all Martinez, CA jobs
          Warehouse Driver - Emcor - Martinez, CA   
High school diploma or equivalent relevant experience. Class B license not required though recommended. Material Handler Shop Driver....
From Emcor - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:29:08 GMT - View all Martinez, CA jobs
          Dam West Recreation Area COE 10/10 - Carlyle, Illinois   
What an amazing park! Clean and well maintained, sites are generally quite level. Campground roads are smooth and level, easy to walk or bike. Shower houses are cleaned surprisingly often by contracted service and in our experience always nicely clean. Was surprised that there were only 2 shower houses but campground was at full capacity while we were there and we never waited for a shower nor did we ever see anyone else doing so. There's also a centrally located restrooms-only building. Campground has a variety of site options and honestly there's not a bad site to be had. I believe most every area has some reservable as well as non-reservable sites. (Note: this is an extremely popular park, reservation sites are strongly suggested.) Several waterfront sites with stunning views but because of the size of Carlyle Lake (largest lake in IL) the breeze coming off the lake can be really strong at times. Some avoid these sites because it can hamper your ability to have a campfire. Water view sites across the road have great views. Some of the sites back up to a wooded area that edges on lake and I'm sure these would have some excellent wildlife viewing potential. So pretty much every area of the park has its own unique attributes! Previous mixed reviews on staff friendliness is understandable - my favorite gatehouse fellow is warm and personable and a great source of info. The other couple are less easy-going with a definite lean towards an authoritative air. I think you just have to get on their good side and then you're fine! High on my favorites list is the convenience of this campground to anything you could need. Shopping, dining and church are nearby and easy to get to. The only drawbacks I could note is that the temp of showers is pretty unpredictable and can go from warm to very hot with no notice. (OK for adults but for kids ???) Internet service was nonexistent on our site (attendant told us waterfront sites don't pick up). Neither was big deal for us. LOVE this campground!
          Warehouseperson - Teck - British Columbia   
Teck has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the seventh straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in...
From Teck - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:38:19 GMT - View all British Columbia jobs
          Stone Mason - Tom Willemsen - Elgin, ON   
Located at Jones Falls Road Elgin (north of Seeleys Bay). Stone mason required required for granite work on luxury house in the country on piece work....
From Indeed - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:43:30 GMT - View all Elgin, ON jobs
          Kennedy Urges Americans To Speak Out Against Trumpcare   
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy is making an impassioned plea for a health care system that families can rely on in times of crisis, pointing to a health scare in his own family. The Massachusetts Democrat made the pitch for his party's health care goals during the weekly House Democratic address... Continue reading…
          Fiscal Year Starts In Massachusetts Without A State Budget   
BOSTON (AP) - The new fiscal year begins today and Massachusetts lawmakers have yet to approve a new state budget. A six-member committee made up of members of the Massachusetts House and Senate failed to agree on a single compromise budget on Friday as the clock ran down on the 2017 fiscal year... Continue reading…
          Ham used to calm dog trapped on roof in Birmingham   
It is believed Nala the husky got on to the roof after climbing on furniture in the loft of the house.
          White House Kills Dollar Coin Program   
The federal government will stop minting unwanted $1 coins, the White House said Tuesday. The move will save an estimated $50 million a year. Earlier this year, we reported on the mountain of $1 coins sitting unused in government vaults. The pile-up — an estimated 1.4 billion coins — was caused by a 2005 law that ordered the minting of coins honoring each U.S. president. We calculated that the unwanted coins had cost taxpayers some $300 million dollars to make. There were so many coins piling up that the Federal Reserve was redesigning a vault in Texas to help hold them all. We got to see a vault in Baltimore. It was the size of a soccer field, filled with bags of dollar coins. You can see the presidents' faces on the coins. Andrew Jackson, John Adams, James Buchanan. The mint is only about half way through the presidents. And the pile of coins has been growing. The mint makes enough of each new coin to meet initial demand. But about 40% of those coins get returned to the Fed, where
          Empowerment Radio with Dr. Friedemann Schaub: Are You Hiding Out From Life?   
EpisodeDo you feel safer being invisible? Do you avoid any attention and feel safer when you are not getting noticed? If you are living in avoidance mode, you are probably very sensitive to criticism, rejection and potential failure. You remain in a small and controllable comfort zone and preemptively discourage, loath and criticize yourself, before anyone else can do this to you. The problem with such a comfort zone is it has the tendency to become smaller and smaller until leaving the house ...
          Less May Be More When It Comes To Household Clutter   
You’ve heard all about hoarders. Well, there’s a growing group of people doing exactly the opposite…they’re purging their property as a way to eliminate stress by simplifying their lives.
          Film Review: ‘The House’   
At times, you watch a bad comedy and see hints of the good comedy it might have been. In the case of “The House,” a crude, slipshod, tonally uneven, once in a while chuckle-worthy farce, you have to look very hard and imagine a great many better jokes — just what the film’s co-writer and... Read more »
          Has the Government's Welcome Home Loan scheme under-performed because of banks' relaxed credit policies?   

By Gareth Vaughan

Housing New Zealand's Welcome Home Loan scheme has not grown as the Government wanted it to.

We've had senior government ministers eagerly promote it, and a bank CEO extolling its virtues to participating lenders by pointing out; "It really carries no risk on our balance sheet because it's all government guaranteed."

The ministers were John Key and Nick Smith, and the CEO quoted above is SBS Bank's Shaun Drylie.

Housing NZ says, as of May 31 this year, it was "at risk" for 6,650 loans through Welcome Home Loan, with an original value of $1.469 billion. That's 150 less loans than the 6,800 - with an original loan value of $1.335 billion - at June 30, 2013. The drop, Housing NZ says, is because more loans have been repaid than taken on.

June 2013 is just before the Reserve Bank restrictions on banks' high loan to value ratio (LVR) residential mortgage lending were unveiled. Welcome Home Loans are excluded fom the Reserve Bank's LVR restrictions.

The Welcome Home Loan scheme launched in July 2003 as a two year pilot project with Kiwibank, known as “In Reach.” In July 2005, the scheme was opened to other lenders, and branded “Welcome Home Loan.” Eight lenders are actively using the Housing New Zealand scheme today. These are SBS, Kiwibank, Westpac, The Co-operative Bank, TSB Bank, NZCU Baywide, the Nelson Building Society, and the New Zealand Employees' Credit Union. 

As Housing NZ puts it; "Welcome Home Loan is offered by lenders, supported by Housing New Zealand, and, designed for first-home buyers who can afford to make regular repayments on a home loan, but have trouble saving for a large deposit. With Welcome Home Loan you only need a 10% deposit, not a 20% deposit as required by most lenders. Housing New Zealand does not issue the loan. This is done through normal lenders such as selected banks and credit unions. Housing New Zealand underwrites the loan for the lender [through lenders' mortgage insurance]. Individual applicants are required to meet the lender’s specific lending criteria. Income and house price caps apply."

'Trebling the number of loans'

Prior to the launch of the LVR restrictions, the Welcome Home Loan scheme had been going backwards. During the June 2013 year, Housing NZ settled 845 new loans, down from 1,358 the previous year.

The Reserve Bank announced on August 20, 2013 that high LVR restrictions would kick-in from October 1 that year, limiting lending to borrowers with deposits of less than 20%. Following that move the Welcome Home Loan scheme appeared, unsurprisingly, to gain in popularity given low equity loans made through the scheme are excluded from the Reserve Bank's restrictions.

Announcing Co-operative Bank's signing up to the scheme in April 2014, Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith said; "I am encouraging other banks to also join the scheme. I want as many New Zealanders as possible to have access to this Government assistance to buy their first home." At that stage ASB said its membership to the Welcome Home Loan Scheme was "currently under consideration." However three years on ASB hasn't joined, with a spokeswoman saying no decisions have been made to apply for entry. A Housing NZ spokesman said no applications from lenders wanting to join the scheme are currently under consideration.

Smith's comments came after Prime Minister John Key announced on August 11, 2013, a week before the Reserve Bank publicly unveiled its LVR move; “We will also expand the [Welcome Home Loan] scheme to treble the number of loans from about 850 loans a year to 2,500 a year."

Both in August 2013 and again in July last year as the Reserve Bank changed the LVR restrictions, Smith announced increases in house price caps for the scheme. In a rising property market, they have gone from $350,000 in Auckland, for example, to $600,000 for an existing house and $650,000 for a new one.

As it sought to "screw the scrum in favour of first home buyers," the Government also aligned the scheme's income caps with those of the KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme at $85,000 for a single person and $130,000 for a couple.

In November 2015 Smith said; "The 287 Welcome Home Loans issued for this latest quarter is also a record and shows how this programme, combined with HomeStart, is assisting families into home ownership."

'A relaxation of lenders' credit policies'

But that hasn't continued, with the 2,500 a year target looking a pipe dream. So what's going on?

Housing NZ's latest annual report, for the year to June 2016, says; "Uptake for Welcome Home Loans was lower than expected due to a relaxation of lenders' credit policies, allowing the provision of standard bank loans, rather than a Welcome Home Loan. This meant banks in the scheme did not have to draw on this product as much as in the past. Monthly demand for the Welcome Home Loan was steady over the year, but was around 10% lower than the previous year." 

Interestingly in its Financial Stability Report last month the Reserve Bank said; "Some banks have tightened lending standards over the past six months [See chart below]. In particular, banks are being more selective about their lending for residential property developments as capacity constraints in the construction industry and rising costs have contributed to increased credit risk in the sector."

The Welcome Home Loan insurance premium is 2.2% of the loan value, of which 1% is paid by the borrower and 1.2% by the Government. The Mortgage Insurance Scheme is assessed, by an actuary, three times a year to ensure the mortgage insurance liability is sufficient to cover any future claims, Housing NZ says. As of June 30 last year the total estimated liability was $29 million. At that point 40% of the original value of settled loans was with Kiwibank.

*This article was first published in our email for paying subscribers early on Tuesday morning. See here for more details and how to subscribe.


          Does Auckland have the infrastructure capacity to host the America's cup? Alex Tarrant reviews two of the Mexican stand-offs involving central government, the Auckland Council, the Airport and Watercare   

By Alex Tarrant

Emirates Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup win has certainly fired up the Auckland infrastructure debate (as if it needed more fuel). Every interested party is now reviewing their wish list trying to figure out whether their pet project could be completed in four years. Rail, roads, houses and water pipes.

The 2021 event (Auckland will also hold the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit that year) might be a Godsend for getting even more Auckland infrastructure work on the move (if we can find the labourers needed – don’t mention foreigners!).

But the multiple Mexican stand-offs between the Government, Auckland Council and other parties like Auckland Airport and Watercare need to be resolved. The key in each dispute is who pays for what, when, why and how.

This (rather long) column focuses on two of those stand-offs. Rail to Auckland Airport from the CBD, and cheaper, faster provision of water services for new housing in Auckland – including boosting incentives for cheaper densification. On Rail, there is a simple answer to get things moving if the project would indeed lead to benefits. On water, revised legislation debated in Parliament last week provides some hope.

Rail to the airport

Politicians were quick to jump on the success of ETNZ earlier this week and the expected economic benefits to Auckland from holding the Cup in 2021. The Green Party used the occasion to question the Transport Minister on whether Auckland would have capacity to host the event.

“Will the government start building rail to the airport sooner, if Auckland hosts the next America’s Cup regatta, or will Aucklanders still have to wait 30 years?” Julie Anne Genter asked Simon Bridges.

Bridges’ answers focussed on the current plan of protecting a sole purpose route that will originally be marked out for a busway to the Airport. This showed the government was prioritising the project, he claimed, being careful to add it was difficult to explain what the timeframe could be for progressing to rail. This would be driven by demand and usage numbers, Bridges said.

So why not just kick-start the project of rail to the airport? If central government were to lead on funding, couldn’t others like the Council be given time to come up with their share? The reason this National-led government isn’t making any firm commitments like this is down to the principle of, whoever benefits should pay.

Steven Joyce, Simon Bridges and other Ministers have in recent months been talking more about the use of value uplift taxes to help fund new projects – rates will be higher in areas that profit from increased transportation links, for example. These could be residential rates paid by homeowners in areas with improved access to the CBD from a new road, which would have boosted the value of their property. They could also be imposed on commercial businesses that benefit from more foot-traffic due to being closer to, say, a new train station.

The government openly admits that a value uplift tax would have been a perfect fit for Auckland’s inner-city rail loop. But, because the loop was announced before Ministers could start spraying the idea around, they feel it would be a bit rude (think a vote-loser) to suddenly turn around and clamp such a tax on business owners close to where the new stations would be, regardless of the economics.

They have to find a project that hasn’t yet started, and which would clearly benefit the areas linked by the project. Penlink has been talked about. I also give you the Airport-City rail link.

However, Bridges and Joyce are engaged in a stand-off with Auckland Airport. ‘If you come to the table, then we will too.’

Auckland Airport would clearly benefit from any rail link with the city. So, Bridges et al are waiting for them to come to the party. If we’re talking light rail – trams – then Dominion Road businesses and residential properties should also benefit in value uplift.

It’s a stand-off though. If the airport argues against paying more because the benefits won’t be that great, then the government can turn around and say, ‘ok well that’s a good argument for not needing to build the new connection’. If the government just starts funding the link itself, then it runs the risk of no-one else coming to the party. They also don't want to be seen starting the project with inclusion of value-uplift taxes that no-one agrees on - that's not the way this government wants to work.

In effect, the sticking point is a matter of principle. It’s a principled Mexican stand-off. Or a prisoners’ dilemma in a low-security prison.

Water pipe dream

The next stand-off is a key component in Auckland’s housing debate. Water pipes. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how the National Cabinet would love to take a swipe at the monopolistic, not-for-profit Watercare in Auckland. They’re getting nearer to it.

The Local Government Amendment Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2) was introduced last year by former Local Government Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. And boy was it popular. The Local Government Select Committee heard nearly 200 submissions on the Bill. They’ve now reported back with amendments. The Bill received a second reading last week.

The stand-off between local and central government on water pipes can best be summed up by a conversation between media and Local Government New Zealand a few weeks back. A lot of New Zealand’s water pipe infrastructure was put in in the 1960s, we were told. Those pipes had an expected lifetime of 60 years, so we’re heading towards an exponential renewals curve over the next 15 years for assets worth over $100 billion.

A couple of the journalists (including this correspondent) were a tad miffed by this. Did local councils know there was only a 60-year life span? “Yeah, they did,” was the reply. ““The renewals curve is not a surprise. But it’s here, now.”

So why haven’t councils planned over those 60 years to put replacement funds aside? The problem, we were told, was that in the 1960s a lot of the pipes were paid for by central government. Now, technically only local government is on the hook. “Under our current funding model, it’s rates and debt [to pay for it]. The issue becomes, is that a sustainable position? Our view is it is not.”

That’s why local government is calling on central government to agree to a co-funding model for the replacement of water pipes nationwide that are coming to the end of their working life (even though this was all known about for 60 years).

I asked Local Government New Zealand chairman Lawrence Yule whether they’d had any indications from central government that this could be done. He said central government had always indicated a willingness to look at it “but only once you’ve made sure what you’re doing currently is being done as efficiently as it can be.”

It’s a stand-off. Local government is refusing to consider how to fund replacement pipes until central government agrees to a co-funding model. Central government won’t agree to a co-funding model until local government gets its own house in order and ensures water services operations are as efficient as possible.

The issue got to a point where central government decided to try and take the initiative. This is where the Local Government Local Government Act Amendment Bill (No 2) comes in. Central government clearly believes things aren’t being done as efficiently as possible.

The Bill will allow various councils to band together to create Transport and Water Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) to provide services across several local authorities. Scale. It will also give greater scope for re-organisation of CCOs. As now-Local Government Minister Anne Tolley put it in Thursday’s second reading, it provides “an opportunity for the sector to show their local strategic leadership, which may require hard decisions about difficult options in order to secure a positive future for their communities.”

Let’s take Watercare. In its submission on the Bill (co-submitted with Auckland Council), it argued that since its first fully operational year in 2011/12, it has reduced the cost of water delivery to Aucklanders compared the rag-tag pricing run previously by individual councils pre-Super City.

That’s true. The $1.30 per thousand litres was below the range of $1.31-$3.50 encompassing Rodney, North Shore, Waitakere, Auckland, Manukau and Franklin. Job well done. Scale worked. But since then, that cost has risen each year to $1.44 per thousand litres in 2016/17. That’s not what central government (or Auckland residents) wanted to see.

A 2015 Cabinet paper introducing the Amendment Bill reveals what some Cabinet Ministers really wanted to do. The Local Government Minister at the time highlighted the potential benefits of requiring Watercare to have to pay a dividend (“distribute surpluses”) to the Council. This could encourage more efficient pricing of water services and allow it better access to finance.

However, due to the prospect of the move not being supported by “the community,” the idea was not included. Indeed, when the Local Government Select Committee reported the Bill back to the House in June, Section 70 was there prohibiting the distribution of surpluses by water services CCOs.

A pity. There is some exciting stuff in there, though. Central government is aiming to be imposing a number of requirements that I’m told are aimed at drastically changing the way Watercare operates.

The Productivity Commission’s 2016 report, Using Land for Housing, helped. Looking at Watercare from a housing supply lens, the Commission raised a number of concerns and recommendations which will partly be tackled by the Bill.

Firstly, Watercare’s Infrastructure Growth Charges (IGCs) do not recover the full costs of growth (new pipes for new housing), the Commission pointed out. Although initially this could produce benefits for new home buyers not paying the full cost for water infrastructure, deficits will need to be recovered from somewhere. Recovery from existing residents will reduce community acceptance of growth, limiting the supply of infrastructure-enabled land, therefore contributing to higher house prices.

Watercare needed to change how it calculates charges to better reflect the underlying economic costs of supply in different locations and for different types of dwelling, the Commission said. This linked in with criticisms of Watercare’s model of charging flat fees.

“To the extent that certain types of development result in lower infrastructure costs than others, a flat charge will result in a cross-subsidy between different types of dwelling. This might result in a situation in which smaller and more affordable dwellings are cross-subsidising larger standalone dwellings.”

The Bill requires Watercare to shift away from the IGC model to a development contribution model. It has until 30 June 2018 at the latest to figure out how to best make the switch.

Meanwhile, the Commission urged Watercare to consider development agreements, which would enable private developers to take responsibility for building trunk infrastructure. It referenced research that developers may be able to provide infrastructure solutions at lower costs than Watercare, particularly due to ‘over specification’ required by Watercare.

“Watercare notes that development agreements have a range of advantages (eg, they provide a mechanism for bringing in private capital into the provision of public infrastructure) and disadvantages (eg, the time required to prepare and finalise the agreements, especially if more than one developer/landowner is involved). The obligation to consider requests from a developer to enter into development agreements and provide the developer with a written response would not compel Watercare and other CCOs to enter agreements where there are good reasons not to. But a requirement to set out in writing why a development agreement may not proceed would provide clarity and transparency about the reasons for the decision.”

The Bill doesn’t appear to go as far as the Commission would have hoped, but it does provide legislation for Watercare to be able to enter into development agreements.

Finally, the Commission appeared horrified that for both Auckland Transport and Watercare, “supply of infrastructure to support growth is not reflected in either organisation’s performance measures.”

“While the primary accountability documents for Watercare and Auckland Transport (the Statements of Intents) are broadly aligned with the Auckland Plan vision, they do not give effect to the specific objective in the Auckland Plan to increase the city’s supply of new dwellings,” it said.

“Auckland Transport and Watercare’s SOIs should be amended to include performance measures relating to the efficient roll-out of new infrastructure to support an increased supply of new dwellings.

“The regulatory and institutional framework around the water sector can be improved. Discipline and transparency around the pricing of water services, and better performance monitoring, would improve the ability of the water sector to support urban growth,” the Commission said.

The Bill includes provision for Council input on CCO statements of intent and for performance monitoring. Each CCO – ie Watercare – must provide its shareholders the opportunity to influence the direction of the organisation, and must provide a basis for the accountability of the directors to their shareholders for the performance of the organisation.

And that performance monitoring? A local authority must undertake regular performance monitoring to evaluate a CCO’s contribution to the achievement of the authority’s objectives for the organisation, the desired results set out in its SOI and the overall aims and outcomes of the local authority.

What’s yet to be seen, however, is whether the changes would have such an effect as to fix the pending funding crisis for water pipe replacement and extension. I would think not. But with this Bill, central and local government will both be able to tap the argument that councils and their organisations have reached, or will soon reach efficiency limits.

And that’s the trigger for central government coming to the funding party.


          Assistant Manager - Domino's - King, NC   
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          General Manager - Domino's - King, NC   
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          What is the Purpose of Title Insurance?   
There are several moving parts to purchasing real property.  One important part involves title insurance.  Imagine a scenario where you owned your property for several years and someone unexpectedly comes along and informs you that they have rights to your property.  These types of scenarios are not that uncommon.  This is the very purpose of title insurance.  To protect you against unforeseen claims to your property. These unexpected claims, or rather encumbrances, can range from easements that prevent you from using a portion of your property, to unreleased mortgages and liens that have the same ability as your mortgagee to foreclose on your house for failure to pay. As such, before you close on the purchase of your property, it is critically important for you
          Shift Leader - Domino's - Santa Fe, TX   
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          General Manager - Domino's - Santa Fe, TX   
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          Assistant Manager - Domino's - Santa Fe, TX   
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          General Manager in Training - Domino's - Dickinson, TX   
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           SIMON WATKINS: Lack of certainty hitting households    
That means danger for the wider economy, which has become too dependent on consumer spending for its growth.
          Lanvin Avant Grade 100ml EDT for Men 3386460037242   
Lanvin Avant Garde 100ml. Eau De Toilette is a modern version of masculinity and elegance offered by the House of Lanvin . The peculiar style of casual, relaxed and refined at the same time. Avant Garde – this Parisian chic and ease, luxury and confidence without arrogance and pomposity. This convenience and comfort, which are […]
          My Summer, 2017   

Oh yes, our dogs have always enjoyed their holidays. Our male dog loved the house with the decorative tree trunk in the middle acting as an indoor toilet (ahem support) and the beagle loved the old house on stilts underneath which she found a big bone and a ball. We took the cat away too this time, he loved, loved, loved being a farm cat and stomped around in a huff when we came back home.


          Steve Bannon Designed “An Entirely New Political Movement”   

Steve Bannon Designed “An Entirely New Political Movement” “I’m not a white nationalist, I’m a nationalist. I’m an economic nationalist,” Bannon tells THR media columnist Michael Wolff as the controversial Breitbart News chief turned White House advisor unleashes on Hillary Clinton, Fox News and his critics. In late summer when I went up to see […]

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          Natalie replied to the forum topic The Ruin a Wish Foundation. in the group BlahTherapy Arcade   

Granted. But somehow Hitler has risen from his grave, and he has a personal vendetta against you.

I wish my house would clean itself


          Moving House   
It’s time for me to pick up stakes and mosey along to a new URL for my blog and a new blogging identity. This blog is now closed — an archive and not an abode. Thanks for all the memories!
          Comment on An argument from “The Standards of Faith of the United Methodist Church” part 2 by Gary   
In light of this 2017 report, things don't look all bad. http://s3.amazonaws.com/Website_Interpreter/magazine/2017/2017_State_of_the_Church.pdf Sure, there is a 12% drop in membership in North America in 10 years. But there is an overall increase worldwide by 12%. And interestingly, on Paid on Apportionments to All General Funds, 1994-2016* Only 84.4% paid in 1994. But 91.9% paid in 2016. So members must think something is better, or they are just doing better economically. So, the obvious questions to ask directly of the LGBTQ community in the Methodist Church - "What % of members are in the LGBTQ category? What % of those just can't live with the current status quo? What % are so upset, that they just can't accept status quo? What % are satisfied with a civil marriage, and what % just have to have a church wedding? What % are clergy or Bishops?" I would like to see a survey like that taken by this "Way Forward" group. Plenty of time, since they have till 2019 to decide their findings. The survey should be of LGBTQ Methodist members only. NOT the none-LGBQT members. I have a feeling that the majority of very militant advocates of this are either outside advocates (non-UMC), or - excuse the phrase - super liberal, self-perceived do-gooder types, that want to burn the house down to save the "principle" of acceptance of all. This, considering that "all" are already accepted, including taking communion. We are talking only of the expansion of clergy, and gay marriage within the church. Nothing else. I would also like to see a question included in a survey of LGBTQ Methodist members only, that asks, "Eliminating the phrase 'homosexual lifestyle is contrary to Christian teaching' from the BoD, if it results in the breakup of UMC as it currently stands, do you favor or oppose the change?" My guess is that the answers to the survey will only include a small % of the LGBTQ Methodist community that wants to burn the house down to eliminate the phrase. BTW - I still favor gay marriage within UMC, and gay clergy. But not at the expense of destroying a good thing (UMC). I suspect the majority of the gay Methodist may feel the same way. I suspect that the agenda for "change or else", is coming from mostly non-members, or members that are not gay, but think they are on a holy crusade. Either way, I think it would be important to get anonymous survey data from the actual LGBTQ Methodist community, and not just from politically driven "do-gooder" members, and non-members. My 2 cents worth.
          Mika in NYT Interview: Dina Powell Is in White House Because of Me   

Mika Brzezinski is taking credit for putting in place one of President Donald Trump’s now top national security advisers, Dina Powell.
          Trump: Kate’s Law and Sanctuary City Votes Present Choice Between Protecting Americans and Shielding Criminal Aliens   
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During Friday’s Weekly Address, President Trump stated Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary For Criminals Act present the choice of, “either vote to save and protect American lives, or vote to shield and comfort criminal aliens who threaten innocent lives – and they’ve been shielded too long.” Transcript as Follows:  “My fellow Americans, This week, I was joined at the White House by American families whose loved ones were killed by illegal immigrants. Many of these illegal immigrants had extensive criminal records and had been repeatedly deported. Every single one of these deaths was preventable. These beautiful American lives were stolen because our government refused to do its job.  If the government had simply enforced our immigration laws, these Americans would still be alive today. That is why, since the day I took the oath of office, I have been restoring the enforcement of our immigration laws and the protection and defense of our borders. These courageous Americans joined me at the White House to call on Congress to pass two bills that I campaigned on during the election.  If enacted, these bills will save countless Americans lives.  The first bill, Kate’s Law, is named for Kate Steinle, who was killed
          Warehouse Associate - Symbia Logistics - Fresno, CA   
Some experience in construction and/or related field. Ability to operate electrical power tools. Ability to utilize various tools, such as crow bar,hammer, jig... $480 - $700 a week
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          Medical Support Staff - First Steps Recovery - Tollhouse, CA   
Valid California Drivers License and good driving record with NO DUI's. Students within the behavioral health field will be able to facilitate groups at times,... $13 - $16 an hour
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          whitefield row house on rent - Bangalore   
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          Short Order Cook - Pike Lake Golf Centre Limited - Mount Forest, ON   
Looking for short order cooks for a very busy, family owned and operated Clubhouse of Pike Lake Golf Centre in beautiful Minto....
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          Line Cooks and Dishwashers - Montana's - CARA - Owen Sound, ON   
Escape to the Cook House every day! If you want to Escape to the Cook House every day, and have an exciting career then apply today....
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          Plumber Licenced - Cook's Plumbing & Heating Inc. - Owen Sound, ON   
Plumber - fully Licenced - minimum 3 years experience - capable of whole house rough-in's - read blueprints - residential plumbing repairs, renos and fixture $25 an hour
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          How to Break 80 - 9 Golf Tips to Shoot in the 70's   
Learning how to break 80 is a relatively simple task once you learn all the basic shots. It's now just a matter of putting it all together to shoot in the 70's. Follow these 9 tips to get you into the clubhouse with a career low score...
          Senior Analyst /AM- Graphic Designer-Green House-Hyderabad - Deloitte - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Become an expert in the visual brand, and how to stretch and innovate it. Senior Analyst/AM - Graphic Designer - Green House....
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          These Three Very Good Police Dogs Overdosed On Fentanyl — And Lived - BuzzFeed News   

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On October 27, Primus and two other police dogs, Packer and Finn, trained to find hidden cash, had spent the morning investigating an empty house as part of a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) investigation into a heroin ring. The three dogs are now the ...


          Dog of the Year: Cocker spaniel named top dog - Topeka Capital Journal   

Dog of the Year: Cocker spaniel named top dog
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“Seventy-five dogs were rescued. A call was put out for foster families. I drove to Blue Springs, it was a madhouse of barking dogs. I offered to rescue one dog who was the most likely not to be rescued. I was taken to a cage with a dog cowering at the ...


          ICE Director Warns: No Illegals Should ‘Feel Comfortable’   
Dreamer ArrestedICE Director Thomas Homan said at a White House press briefing that no illegal immigrant in this country should "be comfortable" about being here.
          Sr. Data Warehouse Architect - Toronto Canada - Teradata - Ontario   
Our total compensation approach includes a competitive base salary, 401(k), strong work/family programs, and medical, dental and disability coverage....
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          Warehouse Employee - Big City Ventures, LLC - West Palm Beach, FL   
We don't just tell you what to do and send you off on your own to do your thing. MUST have power tool experience.... $10 an hour
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          House Speaker Welcomes Resignation Of National Security Adviser Flynn   
Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Michael Flynn has resigned as national security adviser, but many questions remain, like, what did White House officials know of Flynn's contacts with Russia, and when did they know about them? The most likely place to get some answers in public is on Capitol Hill. NPR's Ailsa Chang reports Democrats and Republicans want a complete investigation. AILSA CHANG, BYLINE: Look; Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he gets it. This isn't a time to get partisan. He urged his GOP colleagues to consider if the shoe were on the other foot. LINDSEY GRAHAM: Now, I can only imagine what Republicans would say if the Obama administration had reached out to Iran or Iraq or any other government to say, just be patient; we're going to change some policies of the Bush administration. We would all be pretty upset. CHANG: And Graham says there are now two central questions lawmakers need answered about Flynn's conversations with the
          Senate Takes First Step To Repeal Obamacare — So What's Next?   
At about 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, Republicans moved one step closer to repealing a law they have railed against since the moment it was passed nearly seven years ago. By a final vote of 51-48, the Senate approved a budget resolution that sets the stage for broad swaths of the Affordable Care Act to be repealed through a process known as budget reconciliation. The resolution now goes to the House, where leaders are hoping to approve it by the end of the week. The powerful tool sets up a fast track for repealing large parts of Barack Obama's major domestic achievement; the best guess is that the Senate is still several weeks away from largely repealing Obamacare. But as the process continues, large questions still loom over how — and when – Republicans will replace the health care law. An expedited repeal, starting with a vote-a-rama The vote took place during a session known as a "vote-a-rama." These all-night vote-fests happen surrounding budget resolutions, which allow senators to
          RealitySteve.com - My sarcastic, slanted, sophomoric, and skewed view on the world of reality television   
Re: paying vs going dutch I agree with Reality Steve on this one. About 5 years ago, I accepted a date with a guy that I was on the fence about (he seemed like a really nice guy, but I was only mildly attracted to him. Knowing that personality can make a real difference in a person's attractiveness, I gave him a chance and agreed to dinner). He picked the restaurant (a new hot spot where we live in L.A, and very expensive). The food wasn't great, and when the bill arrived, he said "we can split it". My part came to $80. I paid my share and didn't go out with him again (though he asked repeatedly and was genuinely confused when I turned him down). My feeling is - if you expect me to pay half, then at least let me, the woman, pick the restaurant! I'd rather pay $80 at a nice steakhouse and enjoy a good meal than pay for a meal that I don't enjoy. Years later, I ran into him and he told me that I was "the one that got away". All I could think was "of course you're still single, dude. Women aren't exactly swooning over guys that are just "ok looking" and ask you to split the bill". Since then, no one has ever asked me to go dutch. I guess he was just an outlier.
          Warehouseperson - The Master Group - Ontario   
Leader in the air conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation and heating sectors for almost 60 years now and 2010 winner as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed...
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          Trainee Manager - Majestic Wine Warehouses Ltd. - Scotland   
20% staff discount, for you and two of our family or friends, free lunch Fridays and a 16-25 Youth Railcard.... £20,248 a year
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          Installation Manager - Custom Vinyl Products - Newport News, VA   
Maintaining inventory of supplies and equipment. The Installation Manager's job will be to run our company's in-house installation department.... $40,000 a year
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          Part Time (10 hours) Sales Assistants - Berkhamstead - Majestic Wine Warehouses Ltd. - United Kingdom   
You will be a committed, enthusiastic and flexible member of the small team and happy to help out in all areas of the day to day running of the store.... £8.45 an hour
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          Pilot Pen & GBK Welcomes Over 8 Emmy Nominees, 33 Nominated Shows and Dozens of Other Guests at their Annual Celebrity Lounge During Emmy Awards’ Weekend   

Celebrity attendees included Nominees: Maisie Williams (WINNER Best Drama Series “Game of Thrones”), Patrika Darbo (WINNER Best Actress in a Short Form Comedy “Acting Dead”), David Schwimmer (WINNER Best Limited Series “American Crime Story”), Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), Tony Hale (WINNER Best Comedy Series “Veep”), Melora Hardin (“TRANSPARENT”), RuPaul Charles (WINNER Best Outstanding Host “RuPaul’s Drag Race”), Michelle Ang (“Fear The Walking Dead”), Margo Martindale (WINNER Best Guest Actress “The Americans”), stars from the hit series “Black-ish” including Anthony Anderson, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown and many more.

(PRWeb September 20, 2016)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13696853.htm


          GBK and Pilot Pen Host Fashion Week's Most Sought-After Style Suite During New York Fashion Week 2015   

Celebrity attendees included: Whoopi Goldberg; Alan Cumming; stylists June Ambrose and Phillip Bloch; the cast of Orange is the New Black, including Lea DeLaria, Selenis Leyva, Emma Myles and Emily Althaus; stars from The Real Housewives of New York City, including Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps and Jill Zarin, and more.

(PRWeb September 20, 2015)

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          Warehouse Team Lead - Mama Earth Organics - Toronto, ON   
Our mission is to build a fully sustainable local food system, by delivering health and happiness to our members, our farmers, our team and the planet.... $20 an hour
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          WAREHOUSE PACKER - Fresh City Farms - Toronto, ON   
Fresh City is a city farm and online farmers market. We are building an alternative food system that works for farmers, eaters and the planet.... $13.30 an hour
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          Best Video Baby Monitors Reviews and Buying Guide 2017   

Safety always comes first, but this is far more important when you have a little one. To give you piece of mind, security, and convenience, there are baby monitors. With this one by your side, monitoring your baby will be much easier, and faster, so you won’t have to ask yourself what your baby is […]

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          Adopt Houdini a Siamese / Mixed cat in Portland, OR (18329438) (Adopt-a-Pet.com)   
Watch his video! Houdini here is a precious boy looking for just the right home. This attractive man is very shy in new situations and sensitive to change. He would do best in a quiet, full grown-only home with people who understand his needs and are willing to work to help him feel safe and secure. Houdini would prefer to be the only pet in his household. The most important thing for Houdini will be a calm environment with people he can trust and depend on. Once he's comfortable, Houdini is a affectionate lap cat. If this cute boy sounds like he might be the right fit for you, ask the staff about him today! The adoption charge includes spay/neuter, micro chip ID, collar and OHS I.D. tag, initial vaccines, courtesy vet exam, 30 days free PetPlan health insurance and plenty of post adoption support! Main color: Chocolate Point Weight: 12.3125 Age: 9 years 3 mons 2wks

          Junji Ito's Horror Manga Has an Anime Adaptation in the Works   
Junji Ito's Haunted House site makes a vague but intriguing announcement


Renowned horror manga author Junji Ito (GyoUzumakiTomie) has no shortage of excellent works to adapt, but other than Gyo his stories have primarily served as inspiration for live-action projects. That's about to change according to Asahi Shimbun's Junji Ito's Haunted House site, which revealed that his manga is set to make the leap to anime. Read on for more.


          PT / PHYSICAL THERAPIST / AZ   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

PT- Physical Therapist- needed for a fantastic skilled nursing position in AZ! This 13 week assignment features an 8-10 average patient caseload, a Monday - Friday schedule and supervision of PTAs. This in-house setting also features low focus on productivity! Beautiful area with lots to see and do! Apply today! Position: Therapist Specialty/Modality: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-Physical Therapist-Arizona, State License-Occupational Therapist-Arizona Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to therapyjobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 456-5857 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
          EVS TECH I - Housekeeping - System Float Pool - Full-Time - Varied   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Performs job functions to support environmental care: (Patient Care area cleaning, Non-Patient Care area cleaning, Linen Service, Waste Removal, Sharps container removal, Meeting/Event set-up/breakdown, and Infection Control/Sanitation utilizing technical, interpersonal and critical thinking skills under the guidance and support of a supervisor. Follows established policies and practices to ensure compliance with the Joint Commission, Title XXII and other applicable regulatory requirements. Displays and practices a work style that reflects the mission, philosophy, and goals of the organization. Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: 6 months Housekeeping experience in Health Care or Hospitality.

Required Certification/Registration:

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: 1 year Housekeeping experience in Health Care or Hospitality

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: Environmental Services

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          Warehouse Shipping and Receiving Clerk   
CT-Monroe, Position: Factory Worker (FT/PT/Temp) Location: Monroe, CT Chemical Co needs factory workers w/exp in shipping and receiving. Pref. exp. with DOT shipping regulations; previous forklift certification is desired. General knowledge of manufacturing, chemicals, warehousing. Hazmat awareness helpful. Safety and good housekeeping awareness. Good interpersonal skills and function in a team environment.
          A Two Hour Journal Of Bethesda's MMORPG   

The MMORPG genre and The Elder Scrolls series are known for being engrossing time sinks. Players pour hours into these worlds and still feel like they hardly scratched the surface. Bethesda is combining both game types with The Elder Scrolls Online, potentially creating an even bigger threat to fantasy fans’ calendars (and wallets). I played two hours of Zenimax Online Studio's ambitious title at a Gamescom 2013 preview event in Cologne, Germany. The time I spent exploring Bleakrock Village and clearing bandits from a mine flew by, so I kept a detailed journal to archive my experience.

9:00 a.m.

Bethesda representatives sit us down at our computer stations, explain the basics of character customization and skill distribution, then set us loose.

9:09 a.m.

I begin by selecting a male Dark Elf and am dropped into Bleakrock Village, an island off the coast of Skyrim. I’m a Templar, which is a precursor to the Dawnguard featured in The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim’s post-launch DLC. A Bethesda employee helps me with the skill point distribution system. I drop a point into my combat skills, acquiring Puncturing Strikes, which allows me to attack several enemies in front of me at once. Attacks like these can be leveled up, independent of your character level, allowing players more progression without the regular old grind. I start off with a quest to commander Rana.

9:18 a.m.

I encounter a woman preaching at a statue about Rana. She claims Rana is risking people’s lives. I continue to explore the snowy Nord village and talk to a Denskar Earth-Turner, a dairy farmer that tells me he moved to this village to start a new life.

9:22 a.m.

I find commander Rana, who needs my help warning the townsfolk. She believes an invasion ship is on the way. She tells me I need to find important Bleakrock citizens at a dragon shrine, a haunted hollow, and an abandoned mine. I decide to start off by killing the bandits inhabiting the mine and send Rana’s compatriot Seyne back to town.

I find a journal in your quarters which reveals Rana’s partner Seyne is also a Dark Elf, and that the commander has been exiled to command a garrison or Nords on Bleakrock. The journal mentions a mysterious body that showed up on the beach, which was curiously dry. A Bethesda employee watches me curiously as I type and read this journal entry simultaneously. I believe they think I’m feverishly copying down the content of the in-game journal.

9:30 a.m.

I test out the first-person swordplay on some unsuspecting deer wandering through the woods. I feel like a monster. The action feels familiar to Skyrim, which helps me settle into the experience more quickly. I find sergeant Seyne outside the mine. She killed one of the bandits and asks me to wear its clothes and sneak into the mine and see what they’re doing down there.

9:35 a.m.

I attempt to sneak into the bandit encampment and blow it. I’m discovered pretty quickly and begin battling. The first guard I kill drops a letter. These bandits have been charged to wrangle up villagers and sell them for supplies. I accept a secondary quest to burn the bandits’ supplies, but the quest marker is far off. I attempt stealth again, but a patrolling sentry spots me. I get ambushed, die, revive on my corpse, and try again. I kill the first sentry I see, take its uniform, and try to be more careful. I’m almost discovered again when the sentry immediately respawns on my location.

9:42 a.m.

I make it to the mine, but the person on the other side of the massive door won’t let me in. I explore the surrounding area for clues. I fight some more bandits, settling into a steady attack, block, attack rhythm familiar to Elder Scroll’s basic combat. I find a contract in a nearby house that reveals the bandits took over the town in order to retrieve magical artifacts from the mine, Hozzin’s Folly. The note warns of traps in the mine, as it used to host old Nord rituals.

9:50 a.m.

I find more clues, including a relic and an old journal. The relic is shattered and has lost its magical potency. The journal reveals that the Nords were performing rituals in the mines to appease their god, but otherwordly creatures called scamps are causing trouble. I knock on the door to the mine, tell the guard I’m there to help take care of the trouble, and I’m let in. The fool immediately flees upon recognizing me as a stranger and is immolated by an old booby trap.

10:00 a.m.

I batter enough bandits to level up. I spend the skill point on the Puncture ability, which allows me to damage my enemies’ armor for a short duration. I blow my cover again and am swarmed by disgruntled miners toiling away. Puncture changes up the way I play quite a bit. I now open up combat by using the armor-weakening move on my foes, then peppering them with regular sword swipes for increased damage.

10:10 a.m.

I find my way into the tomb, and I’m prompted to avoid a series of fire traps. The scamps blast me with fire spells as I slowly work my way into the tomb. A swirling, glowing mass of purple and yellow light is in the middle of an improvised ritual chamber. This is a portal to the hellish world of Oblivion, and I have the option to enter. Stepping within I’m prompted to destroy the Unspeakable Sigil. I stare down the mouth of a twisted, red cavern with intimidating red banners hanging from above.

10:16 a.m.

I fight several more scamps. The little fiery goblins like to cast area-of-effect fire spells, but the casting time and telltale ruins give me a moment to step out of the way. I kill the remaining scamps and approach a floating sphere basking in bright light. I click the Unspeakable Sigil and my character is knocked back, sent through a portal, and suddenly outside the mine. A message informs me that I’ve destroyed the strange item. Seargeant Seyne meets me outside. I tell her what happens and she tells me a group called the Covenant is behind it all. She rewards me with a new sword and suggests we head back to speak with Captain Rana.

10:22 a.m.

I return to Bleakrock via a toll-based shrine teleportation system. This luxury cuts my travel time in half, which allows me to warn Rana more quickly to evacuate citizens. Seyne is already there, fervently reading a book near her commander. Rana asks me to start rounding up people to get out safely. Being the upstanding denizen of Tamriel I am, I set out to find the 15 people I need to help evacuate.

10:30 a.m.

I run into a wounded warrior named Hoknir. A beast named Deathclaw has eaten off his foot (though his character model still clearly has the appendage). He wants me to end the beast in his stead. Hoknir lost a slew of gear as he limped away from Deathclaw’s base. He suggests I follow the trail of equipment like breadcrumbs to the fiend’s lair.

10:35 a.m.

I find Hoknir’s arrows and sword on the wait to Deathclaw’s lair. I take out a couple of wolves chewing on a deer carcass. I loot the dead doe’s carcass and use the meat to lure Deathclaw outside. An unremarkable battle ensues that I easily win. I begin questioning Hoknir’s claim to be a lifelong hunter of dangerous beasts. Nevertheless, I take Deathclaw’s talon and head back. Hoknir miraculously rises to his feet and asks me how my hunt went. I exchange the memento for Hoknir’s axe, he limps a few steps towards the road, the dissolves into nothing. My quest tracker indicates I’ve rescued one of the missing townsfolk of Bleakstone. I decide to head back to Bleakstone to see if we can advance the quest without rescuing any more schleps like Hoknir.

10:42 a.m.

Rana gives me a chance to change my mind about abandoning the missing people. I’m still rewarded for rescuing the people that I did. I gladly equip the new pair of pants. The Covenant has arrived, and Rana charges me with cutting a swath through them and lighting a warning beacon to warn the mainland about them. In the meantime, Rana goes to rally the villagers. 

10:49 a.m.

I fight a handful of Covenant troops on my way to the tower. One enemy rogue uses an ability to leap over my head and land behind me, forcing me to turn quickly and block his follow up attack. I encounter an archer with a red, glowing charge shot which can perceptive players can sidestep. I like the simple cues the game displays to telegraph enemy attacks. I climb the tower, light the warning beacon, and am prompted to go talk to Tillrani Snow-Bourne.

10:56 a.m.

A trail of dead villagers leads all the way back to Bleakstone Village. Snow-Bourne is mortally wounded. Between bloody coughs she mentions that the townsfolk must be saved from the spreading fire. She points me towards a well and water buckets, so I get to work. I click on the buckets near the well and make for the closest flaming building. An incendiary mage is blocking barring my route, but the blade Seyne gave me makes short work of him. I use the water bucket on the flaming door and enter. Within I find the dairy farmer cowering in building and lead him out. I set out to put out more fires when I’m informed my two hours is up.

 

Time in Tamriel flies by whether you’re playing a single-player Elder Scrolls game or checking out Bethesda’s new MMO. I haven’t played World of Warcraft for years, and Star Wars: The Old Republic couldn’t hold my attention, but I’m excited to play more of The Elder Scrolls Online. The interesting questlines and familiar combat have kept me engaged so far, and doing it all with friends should make the experience even more exciting. The Elder Scrolls Online hits Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC early next year.

Check out more impressions from a previous The Elder Scrolls Online preview


          Housekeeping Room Attendant - Holiday Inn West Kelowna - Okanagan, BC   
You must be able to work well independently or as part of a team. _*$800.00 Summer Bonus Program*_....
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          Associé(e) d'Entrepot/Warehouse Associate - JYSK - Hamel, QC   
Assisting in the warehouse organization and cleanliness in accordance with JYSK concept. Ici, chez JYSK, l'un des détaillants qui connait la croissance la plus...
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          Nex Machina PS4 Review - The Zombie Chimp   
Housemarque and Eugene Jarvis would be described as a dream partnership, but can Nex Machina show the quality of their achievements?
          Cuba starts pilot project for private internet use   

Cuba will allow internet connections in private households for the first time, the state telephone company announced Monday.


          World Ballet Day - LIVE!   

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Join us live for behind-the-scenes action from five of the biggest ballet companies in the world. Featuring rehearsals, interviews and insight into one day in the life of a ballet company.

World Ballet Day is a global first and we want you to be part of it. Join the conversation #worldballetday

LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Times in PDT)

THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET, MELBOURNE
www.youtube.com/TheAustralianBallet

19:00
Welcome

19:15
Class

20:45
Swan Lake in rehearsal

21:45
Swan Lake in rehearsal (pas de deux)

22:05
Ostinato in rehearsal

22:35
La Bayadère in rehearsal

THE BOLSHOI BALLET, MOSCOW
www.youtube.com/bolshoi

23:00
Welcome

23:07
Class

23:55
Interview with Alexander Vetrov and Ludmila Semenyaka, Senior Ballet Teachers

00:00
Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin in rehearsal, Principal Dancer and Leading Soloist

00:30
Interview with Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin

00:35
"Hero of our time" in Bauprobe

00:44
Interview with Yuri Grigorovich, Resident choreographer

00:49
"A Legend of Love" in rehearsal (corps de ballet)

01:24
"La Sylphide" in rehearsal

01:54
Interview with Artem Ovcharenko and Anna Tikhomirova, Principal Dancer and First Soloist

02:00
Interview with Anton Getman, Deputy General Director

02:07
"Taming of the Shrew" in rehearsal

02:40
Interview with Jean-Christophe Maillot, Choreographer; Director - Choreographer of the Ballet de Monte-Carlo;
Interview with Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov, Principal Dancers
Interview with Sergey Filin, Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet

02:45
Interview with Vladimir Urin, General Director, The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

THE ROYAL BALLET, LONDON
www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse

03:00
Class

04:20
Age of Anxiety in rehearsal

04:45
Manon in rehearsal

05:05
Interview with Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor

05:20
Cassandra in rehearsal

05:35
Interview with Kevin O'Hare. Director, The Royal Ballet

05:45
Don Quixote in rehearsal

06:15
Aeternum in rehearsal

06:35
Scène de ballet in rehearsal

THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA, TORONTO
www.youtube.com/nationalballetcanada

07:05
Class

08:35
Manon Act 1 in rehearsal

09:35
Manon Act 2 in rehearsal

10:35
Nijinsky in rehearsal

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET
www.youtube.com/SFBallet

11:00
Class

12:20
Interview with Helgi Tomasson

12:25
Don Quixote in rehearsal

13:25
RAkU in rehearsal

14:00
Concerto Grosso in rehearsal

14:30
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude in rehearsal


          Restaurant Manager - Longhorn Steakhouse - Allen Park, MI   
The manager is responsible for leading department-level restaurant operations; models and demonstrates leadership that is grounded in the Darden Core Values.
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          Dish/Prep - Longhorn Steakhouse - Allen Park, MI   
Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to deliver Genuine Western Hospitality to our guests by: Preparing portions and
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          Host/Service Assistant - Longhorn Steakhouse - Allen Park, MI   
Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to deliver Genuine Western Hospitality to our guests by: Demonstrating genuine
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          Utility - Longhorn Steakhouse - Allen Park, MI   
Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to deliver Genuine Western Hospitality to our guests by: Ensuring guests and team
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          Bartender - Longhorn Steakhouse - Allen Park, MI   
Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to deliver Genuine Western Hospitality to our guests by: Demonstrating genuine
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          Server - Longhorn Steakhouse - Allen Park, MI   
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          Line Cook - Longhorn Steakhouse - Allen Park, MI   
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          Illinois House leader: No vote on budget this weekend   

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers returned to work Saturday after missing a key deadline to prevent the state from starting an unprecedented third consecutive fiscal year without a budget, but the House leader said a vote wouldn’t be taken over the weekend, a declaration that prompted a return of the acrimony and name-calling that […]

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          Dish/Prep - Longhorn Steakhouse - California, MD   
Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to deliver Genuine Western Hospitality to our guests by: Preparing portions and
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          Line Cook - Longhorn Steakhouse - California, MD   
Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to deliver Genuine Western Hospitality to our guests by: Preparing high quality
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          Illinois House leader: No vote on budget this weekend   

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers returned to work Saturday after missing a key deadline to prevent the state from starting an unprecedented third consecutive fiscal year without a budget, but the House leader said a vote wouldn’t be taken over the weekend, meaning the state is entering dangerous territory. A $36.5 billion plan to […]

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          Utility - Longhorn Steakhouse - California, MD   
Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to deliver Genuine Western Hospitality to our guests by: Ensuring guests and team
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          Server - Longhorn Steakhouse - California, MD   
Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to deliver Genuine Western Hospitality to our guests by: Demonstrating genuine
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          Bartender - Longhorn Steakhouse - California, MD   
Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to deliver Genuine Western Hospitality to our guests by: Demonstrating genuine
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          Host/Service Assistant - Longhorn Steakhouse - California, MD   
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          Dish/Prep - Longhorn Steakhouse - Clarksville, TN   
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          Bartender - Longhorn Steakhouse - Clarksville, TN   
Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to deliver Genuine Western Hospitality to our guests by: Demonstrating genuine
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          Host/Service Assistant - Longhorn Steakhouse - Clarksville, TN   
Work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, guest-centric environment to deliver Genuine Western Hospitality to our guests by: Demonstrating genuine
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          Server - Longhorn Steakhouse - Clarksville, TN   
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          Line Cook - Longhorn Steakhouse - Clarksville, TN   
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          Utility - Longhorn Steakhouse - Clarksville, TN   
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          Line Cook - Longhorn Steakhouse - Rosedale, MD   
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          MSNBC host jokes about Jared Kushner being assassinated — then Donald Trump Jr. responds with force   
MSNBC host Chris Matthews came under fire this week after he seemingly appeared to approve of White House adviser Jared Kushner, also President Donald Trump’s…
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          Cook/housekeeper - Jo-Kat Lodge - Calling Lake, AB   
At present, we are looking for a candidate to cook both for crews in the Lodge and walk-ins. 36 room camp 45 minutes North of Athabasca, Alberta looking for... $150 a day
From Indeed - Sun, 07 May 2017 20:48:24 GMT - View all Calling Lake, AB jobs
          Tuned to Yesterday #405   
#405, Adventure, Suspense “The Mountain” 3/16/53 CBS, Cavalcade of America “Unsinkable Marblehead” 6/21/43 NBC Red. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #406   
#406, Comedy, Jack Benny 2/5/39 NBC, Candid Microphone 7/13/47 ABC. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #407   
#407, Science Fiction, Exploring Tomorrow “Planet of Geniuses” 4/16/58 MBS, Escape “Outer Limits” 2/7/50 CBS. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #408   
#408, Western, Gunsmoke “Bloody Hands” 7/14/57 CBS, Have Gun Will Travel “A Matter of Ethics” 2/1/59 CBS. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #409   
#409, True History, Lux Radio Theater “Alexander Graham Bell” 5/14/45 CBS.. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          TTY Dialer Podcast #35   
It's the thirty-fifth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of June 26 - July 1, 2017. In this episode: A soap company keeps the gossip flowing on the air, a profile of Peter Lorre on radio, the background of the Scarlet Pimpernel series and a look at the shows coming up for the week on Tuned to Yesterday. Want to subscribe to this podcast? Search "Tuned to Yesterday" on iTunes and subscribe! The TTY Dialer podcast is here to enhance your listening of Tuned to Yesterday heard every night on WRVO. You'll hear about what's coming up on the air and stories of the shows and performers who brought the radio to life during its golden age. Best listened to on Sundays or Mondays, the TTY Dialer features a living schedule, and date-specific stories and commentary about radio's yesteryear from Tuned to Yesterday host Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #410   
#410, Crime, Line-Up 6/28/51 CBS, Phillip Morris Playhouse “Murder Needs an Artist” 5/6/50 CBS. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #411   
#411, Drama, Campbell Playhouse “Rebecca” 1/10/39 CBS. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #412   
#412, Sitcom, The Great Gildersleeve 6/4/44 NBC, Life with Luigi 3/4/52 CBS. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #413   
#413, Broadway, Theater Guild “Pride and Prejudice” 11/18/45 ABC. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #414   
#414, Mystery, Bulldog Drummond "The Case of the Atomic Murders" 1/17/47 MBS, Sherlock Homes "The Dying Detective" 2/13/55 NBC. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          TTY Dialer Podcast #34   
It's the thirty-fourth episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of June 19 - 24, 2017. In this episode: A chlorophyll gum makes a show "kissing sweet" in court but not in Congress, a profile of radio's famous "Ma Perkins", behind the scenes at a "V-Mail" plant during the war and a look at the shows coming up for the week. Want to subscribe to this podcast? Search "Tuned to Yesterday" on iTunes and subscribe! The TTY Dialer podcast is here to enhance your listening of Tuned to Yesterday heard every night on WRVO. You'll hear about what's coming up on the air and stories of the shows and performers who brought the radio to life during its golden age. Best listened to on Sundays or Mondays, the TTY Dialer features a living schedule, and date-specific stories and commentary about radio's yesteryear from Tuned to Yesterday host Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #415   
#415, Romance, Academy Award Theater "One Sunday Afternoon" 8/28/46 CBS. Curtain Time "Broadway Interlude" 2/7/48 NBC. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #416   
#416, Variety, Town Hall Tonight with Fred Allen 10/2/35 NBC. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #417   
#417, Lux Radio Theater "The Thirty-Nine Steps" 12/13/37 CBS. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          While you watched Comey, Senate GOP moved to cripple healthcare (and California moved to expand it) - Los Angeles Times   

Los Angeles Times

While you watched Comey, Senate GOP moved to cripple healthcare (and California moved to expand it)
Los Angeles Times
Having learned from their colleagues in the House that the best way — possibly the only way — to pass a grossly unpopular healthcare repeal bill is to hide the details, the Senate GOP used the cover of the Comey hearing Thursday to move the repeal ...
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          Tuned to Yesterday #418   
#418, Comedy, Fibber McGee and Molly 2/1/44 NBC, Wednesday with You 9/5/45 NBC. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #419   
#419, Science Fiction, X Minus One "Sea Legs" 5/1/56 NBC, Exploring Tomorrow "Fair Fight" 3/12/58 MBS. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          TTY Dialer Podcast #33   
It's the thirty-third episode of the Tuned to Yesterday Dialer podcast for the week of June 12 - June 17, 2017. In this episode: A show touts the power of candy thanks to milk, listeners become students of crime with "Crime Classics", a unique call to unity broadcast just before the war and a look at the shows coming up for the week on Tuned to Yesterday. Want to subscribe to this podcast? Search "Tuned to Yesterday" on iTunes and subscribe! The TTY Dialer podcast is here to enhance your listening of Tuned to Yesterday heard every night on WRVO. You'll hear about what's coming up on the air and stories of the shows and performers who brought the radio to life during its golden age. Best listened to on Sundays or Mondays, the TTY Dialer features a living schedule, and date-specific stories and commentary about radio's yesteryear from Tuned to Yesterday host Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #420   
#420, Western, Tom Mix Ralston Straightshooters Program "The Vanishing Village Four Episodes from August, 1945. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          Tuned to Yesterday #421   
#421, True History, Front Line Theater "The Good Old Days" early to mid 1940's AFRS, You Are There "Signing of the Magna Carter" 1/18/48 CBS. Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

          DirecTV NOW is adding a bunch of local affiliate stations next week   
AT&T has announced a big upcoming expansion to its DirecTV NOW television service, adding a large number of local affiliate stations. This channel expansion will take place starting next week; once it happens, DirecTV NOW’s local station offerings will cover nearly 70-percent of households in the US with television. The local stations, of course, are the same as the local … Continue reading
          Tweaked Facebook Aquila drone aces latest test flight after crash lessons   
It’s fair to say that Facebook’s Aquila drone hasn’t had an easy time in early trials to get the internet-broadcasting unmanned craft safely into the air and back down to the ground again. After a successful first flight in July 2016, which saw a full-sized version of the drone design take to the skies for the first time, the social … Continue reading
          Raya Ketujuh Bersama Transformers   

Seminggu raya dah ni Kau tengah pergi open house ke tu Aku dah ke shopping mall siap layan Transformers baru lagi Yelah time raya lah sempat pergi Masa puasa mana nak kejar dunia semua ni Layanlah juga 2 jam lebih tonton movie ni Bergaduh m...
          Serge Lutens Dent de Lait & Borreau des Fleurs ~ new fragrances   

Serge Lutens Dent de Lait

French niche house Serge Lutens is repackaging and streamlining its fragrance offerings, and introducing two new scents. Dent de Lait (milk tooth) joins the Collection Noire, which will merge the prior Collection Noire and Collection Beige fragrances, and be offered in 100 ml instead of 50 ml. Borreau des Fleurs (executioner of flowers) joins the luxury Section d’Or series...


          Issey Miyake L’Eau Majeure d’Issey ~ new fragrance   

L'Eau Majeure d'Issey

Issey Miyake will launch L'Eau Majeure d'Issey, the latest in the brand's series of fragrances inspired by water. L'Eau Majeure d'Issey is a flanker to 1994′s L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme...


          Every other day the floors are washed with a very diluted solution of Pomelo cologne   
We live in a completely white house with whitewashed floorboards. It looks like a beach house. It’s on three floors and it has a big terrace. Every other day the floors are washed with a very diluted solution of Pomelo cologne. The sheets are changed twice a week, and we love scenting all of the […]
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          Comment on Rapid City Hosts Impeachment March, Noem Town Hall, Democratic Friendraiser by Cory Allen Heidelberger   
OldSarg is determined to distract, so let me take some heat. The Aberdeen public library, Aberdeen city hall, Brown County Courthouse, Northern State University library, and Aberdeen school district buildings have no metal detectors. One can attend Aberdeen city council meetings, Brown County commission meetings, and Aberdeen Central school board meetings without passing through a metal detector. In making the above statement, I have done nothing stupid or evil. I have not encouraged or endorsed violent activity at any of those venues. I bear no responsibility for any violent activity that other evildoers might commit at those venues. OldSarg, the "constitutionalist", apparently wants us to maintain a strict police state with universal surveillance. How's that for a distraction? But hey, feel free to attend Noem's town hall—which, as Susan helpfully notes, has been bumped back to 9:30—and ask her if she supports the installation of metal detectors in every public building and if so how she would fund such installations as Governor.
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          6月26日(月)のつぶやき   

足がつったァァァ pic.twitter.com/NBtxEZA9J5

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月26日 - 00:09

えっ

>ちなみに、休載期間が長すぎるので「りんご」という作家さんが「HUNTER × HUNTERの続きを描いてみた」というサイトを作っていて、こちらも大人気です。 twitter.com/mangatari_wasa…

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月26日 - 11:23

えええ

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月26日 - 11:24

マジで

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月26日 - 11:25

【ウルトラマンスタジアム】6月24日ウルトラマンジード スペシャル撮影会【ウルスタ】
横顔。
ウルトラマンのマスクは様々な表情を見せてくれますがジードもご覧の通り。
皆さんはどんな風に見えますか? pic.twitter.com/HxQPKijmWn

— MAXXAM (@maxxam_T) 2017年6月26日 - 11:20

アトラクスーツなんだろうか。ジードさん電飾スイッチ良くわかるなー。

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月26日 - 11:28

@hayama01 大人気とは

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月26日 - 11:32

@hikohaeta いやー、必然的に見る人全員に元ネタのネームと比べられるんですよね。怖い。

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月26日 - 12:36

@hikohaeta しかもハンター

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月26日 - 12:39

Here's the title sequence I worked on for a Uni project for Houseki no Kuni by Haruko Ichikawa!

youtube.com/watch?v=LAcyZr…

#宝石の国

— Hinna-chan (@hinna_46) 2017年6月8日 - 21:35

大学の課題のために作ったタイトルバックの動画です!

— Hinna-chan (@hinna_46) 2017年6月8日 - 21:42

@ukatujyu 描き直せとか言われますで。。。

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月26日 - 17:54

「2010年」といえば、映画を観に行った富野さんが怒って帰ってきて、どうしたんですか?と聞いたら、観ている途中で「この後こうなる!」「これはすごい!」と自分で思い描いた展開に感動して涙していたら、そうならなかった、って…(苦笑)

— 高松信司 (@takama2_shinji) 2017年6月24日 - 07:29

『oh hey big zam』ってなんなんだよwwwwww(h pic.twitter.com/qKD50NkAql

— 七竈アンノミズハコセカイ5/30連載開始 (@nanakamado_anno) 2017年6月26日 - 16:17

こりゃ湯に浸からんと手がうごかねーな

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月26日 - 21:32

アッ、はい、すいません、ご飯ですね。。。 #にぼし姐さん #粉蔵 pic.twitter.com/xxSOAJFlqP

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月26日 - 21:37

@mad_yn ひとっことも言わないの怖いです

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月26日 - 22:17

【ギネスレベルのサムソン】

大きさ1.22mもあるメインクーンのサムソン。
ギネス記録が1.23mなので、あと1cmでギネス記録に並ぶが、サムソンはまだ4歳で成長中。
こんなに大きい体をしていますが飼い主が寝ているベッドの中に入… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 二度見するほど美しい生き物 (@nidomi_bea) 2017年6月26日 - 00:00

パソコンの上に、なぜか放心状態になったまま止まっている妖怪がいるためパソコンできない pic.twitter.com/6WOheXv8gu

— こけ助パパ (@kokesukepapa) 2017年6月26日 - 09:29

ブログ更新しました - mayugemoyasu.tumblr.com/post/162124476…トイプードルに命を狙われているのはなし

— なれなれしいひとまつげもやすちゃん (@matsugemoyasu) 2017年6月22日 - 23:24

サンプル(1)
1、3枚目:青林堂 水木しげる叢書第9巻『プラスチックマン』より
2、4枚目:クオリティ・コミックス 『プラスチックマン』第35号(1952/5)より pic.twitter.com/9sYOgPnjWm

— たけうちじん/小池顕久 (@AtomJaw) 2017年6月26日 - 17:38

サンプル(2)
1、3枚目:青林堂 水木しげる叢書第9巻『プラスチックマン』より
2、4枚目:クオリティ・コミックス 『プラスチックマン』第35号(1952/5)より pic.twitter.com/Im8ML4uvjY

— たけうちじん/小池顕久 (@AtomJaw) 2017年6月26日 - 17:38

遅い昼飯を食べながら、クオリティ版の『プラスチックマン』のコミックスを雑に眺めてたら、水木しげるが『プラスチックマン』で、アートの参考にしたであろう号のうち1冊(確実にまだある)を見つけてしまい、「やべぇ」という顔をしている。

— たけうちじん/小池顕久 (@AtomJaw) 2017年6月26日 - 17:31

「リックドムのロゴは思い出深いよネ。メインカラーのパープルと黒と赤ってのをちゃぁんと汲んでて、重厚な立体表現にも好感が持てた。今みるとサ、やっぱこうちょっと〝あれっ、その立体表現どうなのー?〟なんて思うトコもあるけどサ、ほらコドモ… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— Counterfeiter (@ANI3) 2017年6月26日 - 22:37

「ゴッグのロゴのいいトコはさ、内側の傾斜角と外側の傾斜角が違うとこなのよ。アレがおんなじ角度じゃあ、やっぱりゴッグ感があぁもビッ!と出てくることはないんだよナ!あとあれだ。ゴのテンテンとちっちぇえツのテンテンよ。あのグリッチ感、た… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— Counterfeiter (@ANI3) 2017年6月26日 - 22:30

「いやいやいや、だから出てないんだよドムは。ベストメカコレクションで出たのはリックドムだけなの。そう。箱は平べったいけどでかくてなぁ、こう、あ〜プラモデル買ったなぁ、実にプラモデルだなぁこれ!っていう満足感のある箱だったわけ!」… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— oritech sashida (@oritech) 2017年6月26日 - 22:31

「俺ァなんつってもアレよ、ゴッグな。そう1/144、ベストメカコレクションよ。アレぁ当時400円でな、100円高かったわけよ他のより。だけど箱がな、少し高さがあってこう、アスペクト比も違うわけよ。あぁ100円高いなりにやっぱりこう… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— oritech sashida (@oritech) 2017年6月26日 - 22:20
          The Mitch McConnell Sinkhole   
Are Republicans in the Senate, the House and the Trump administration really going to go through with their plan to destroy social insurance?...
          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: Tories warned to ‘change hard’ to beat Corbyn   
THERESA May’s most senior minister will warn Conservatives to “change hard” to win over young voters who backed Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour. Damian Green will tell Tories they must modernise after losing their House of Commons majority in an election in...
          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: 8   
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          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: 11   
SCOTS first-time buyers make up nearly half of all house purchases but those taking their first step on the property ladder need to put down a £21,565 deposit on average, a report has found. During the first half of the year, 47 per cent of all house...
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          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: Legal ruling on Hitler’s house   
Austria’s highest court has ruled the government was within its rights to seize the house where Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 after its owner refused to sell it. Authorities said the move was needed to give the state full control over...
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          01/07/2017: PUZZLES: Gains turned sour following retail stocks slump   
from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also painted a grim picture for UK shoppers, as disposable incomes shrank and the amount set aside for savings hit record lows at the start of the year. The ONS said real household disposable incomes fell...
          Anyone for a Diana joke or two?   
Is this thing still on? Hello there, Kevin Greening fans of the internet. I was stuck at home thanks to the snow on Wednesday and, whilst undertaking some housekeeping for my various corners of the internet, I logged into the email account associated with this blog. I was more than a little chuffed to find a message from Jules from Oxford, sent that very morning, offering recordings of whole shows from the two weeks of Mark and Lard Breakfast Show cover Kev did in July 1997. After a whole year of inactivity on this page and the increasingly realisation that there's very little Kev audio knocking around anywhere, this email marked quite a special moment for the Kevin Greening fan. The thoroughly splendid Jules is currently encoding those shows right now but has sent me a sample show as a teaser. I listened to it earlier and felt compelled to bung it straight up on the site to let fellow Kev fans enjoy it too. It's the entire show, in 64kbps mono mp3 and it sounds pretty decent. When the full two weeks of shows appear on the site, I've been informed they'll be of a much higher quality, but this file sounds good enough for a listen right now.
I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I did; there are some wonderful lines in this programme. Download, play it, tell other people about it, spread the word. You never know, someone else with Kev audio might be lured into the spotlight.
Thanks again to Jules in Oxford.
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          Almost a Year After Hurricane Katrina, Two Rescued Dogs Return Home to Slidell Today   

          Almost a Year After Hurricane Katrina, Two Rescued Dogs Return Home to Louisiana   

          Noah's Wish Assisting Flooded Animal Shelter in Napa, CA   

          Linda Blair to Build Dog Houses at 'NBC Humanity Plaza'   

          Photo Release -- 88 Dog Houses Donated to Noah's Wish for Families Affected by Hurricane Katrina as NBC News Kicks Off 'Humanity Plaza'   

          Noah's Wish Appeals to New Yorkers to Donate Shelter to Katrina Dogs   

          Noah's Wish and NBC News 'Today' Campaign for Katrina Dogs   

          NBC News 'Today' Helps Noah's Wish Make a Difference for Rescued Dogs in Slidell, Louisiana   

          Photo Release -- 490 Pets Being Cared For by Noah's Wish In Slidell, LA   

          Photo Release -- Noah's Wish Rescues Over 400 Pets In Slidell, LA   

          Media Advisory -- Alert to Pet Owners in Slidell, La.: Come to Heritage Park to Claim Rescued Animals or Report Stranded Pets   

          House This   
Established in 2014, House-this.com assists NRIs and Resident individuals in purchasing and managing residential property in India
          San Antonio Day 3   
By day three I was finally starting to feel like my old self.  My asthma was calming down from the change between Arizona's dry heat and the hot, muggy air of San Antonio.  I was also adjusting to the time zone difference.

Tuesday started off with a panel discussion on how to choose the right technology to meet instructional goals. This was a great panel discussion talking about picking the right hardware and software dependent upon what the school district wanted to achieve and how much funding they have to meet these needs.  I did make one comment/question at the end of the presentation regarding the lack of speaking of infrastructure with regards to any of this.  Without the infrastructure (starting with the building, the electrical being able to handle the hardware all the way to plugging a projector into a wall socket to the wireless involved in making the magic happen in the classroom), you don't have the ability to make any of the rest of the technology work at all.  You're dead in the water.

The next was my first of the official Google classes, An Impact Portait:  Measuring Impact of G Suite & Chromebooks Across The District.  This wasn't bad, I did take a few notes, but you were rushed into a room in 5 minutes, sat down on plastic, multi-colored chairs, covered a school district's rollout of Chromebooks without much of a mention of web filtering, and then we were rushed out for the next 5 minute break.  It was good and I did get a copy of the presentation so I can look back on the notes.

After having lunch with some of the other people from my school district - chicken salad sandwich - I went to another really fun, interactive session called Don't Laminate Your Lesson Plans!  Basically a lesson about keeping your lessons up to date with new ways of engaging the students.  Very good, taught by Anne Truger.

The next session I attended was called What Does It Take To Become Future Ready?  It was advertised as a panel discussion but instead became a lecture infomercial from a non profit.  I got a few good links to go to for information.

By the time I got done with the "panel" discussion, the line was too long for the next class, so I skipped it.

I was invited to go with a group from my district to go to the Bier Garten (German restaurant) before going with the group to the Ed Tech Karaoke.  I had heard about this and wasn't sure about it, but, hey, why not, right?



The Bier Garten was right on the River Walk, so it was really beautiful, with a light breeze to make the heat bearable.  I ate a cheeseburger with a pretzel roll bun.  Very, very good.  I had a non-alcohol strawberry slushie and then water for the rest of the time.

Then we walked on the streets above the River Walk to the Aztec Theater, which is an old theatrical house in adobe.  It's an amazing place, the music was loud, there were drinks, free popcorn and free pictures.  The main stage had the more professional level of karaoke, while those who just wanted to sign up and do a song had a stage in the lobby.  It was a lot of fun!



The other funny part of the whole thing, started while we were in line around the back of the theater before the whole thing started.  There was an ice cream truck brought in for anyone who wanted an ice cream (I was too full), but talking to the ice cream truck and the security guard was a man who looked exactly like, no lie, Christian Slater.  Then, throughout the evening, I was up on the balcony of the lobby watching the Karaoke, and the Christian Slater doppelganger was walking around, going into rooms that were for employees only, so he apparently works for the theater.

As I type this, I'm watching the favorite movie I've seen with Christian Slater - Bed of Roses.

It was a late walk back to the hotel with the group and right to bed.
          Liberals may hate Trump’s first 10 days, but GOP base loves it   
Many of the dominant images from President Trump’s first 10 days in office make it look as if the country is turning on him. The millions who protested him at women’s marches across the country. The thousands who jammed airports over the weekend to support immigrants and refugees hurt by his travel ban. Nevertheless, it’s unlikely any of this early backlash will mean much to the swing-state voters who sent Trump to the White House to deliver a message that the political system wasn’t working for them. “Is the white, blue-collar voter in Pennsylvania going to be upset by all...
          Trump's Business Agenda Includes US Manufacturing, Massive Tax Cuts   
President Donald Trump met with business leaders Monday at the White House to discuss his agenda to improve the economy. He specifically focused on bringing manufacturing back to America as well as "massively" cutting taxes for companies and the middle class alike.
          McKinsey: Income inequality: Why so many households are not advancing   
... I found it staggering that we have seen such an increase. To go from a world where about 2 percent of the people in the developed world were facing this problem to a world where somewhere between 25 percent and 50 percent of people in the developed world are no longer advancing is such a substantial step up. ... First of all, the rise of technology replacing jobs. We’ve seen this today. Remarkably, if you go back 500 years, there were monks who used to write out Bibles, whose jobs disappeared when the printing press came along. But what...
          Success for GowlingWLG at The Lawyer Awards   

Gowling WLG has won Infrastructure Projects Team of the Year at the prestigious Lawyer Awards, following a ceremony at Grosvenor House, London. Hosted by The Lawyer, Gowling WLG was also successful in the IP/IT Team of the Year and Energy Team categories, earning the Highly Commended accolade in both. More than 1,300 private practice lawyers […]

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          John Elliot Woolford, artist and architect   
John Elliot Woolford, Barrack Master, had charge of the army buildings in Frederiction and of the building of Government House, and was the architect for King's College. He was one of the artists who exhibited at the Grand Exhibition in Saint John in August 1842.
          Eerie House Radio #81 - Fun for the Fourth, the lighter side of Independence Day   
Today we explore the lighter side of The Fourth of July with a fun episode of "Life With Luigi" starring J Carrol Naish.
          Martha Braine, wife of Alexander McKilligan   
Alexander McKilligan, baker and later City Marshall, had emigrated to New Brunswick from Forres, Scotland. He married Martha Braine, housekeeper to the Lieutenant Governor, in 1844. After Martha's death, he remarried and moved to his farm at Tay Creek, York County, NB.
          James McAlpine, Quartermaster Sergeant, Royal Regiment   
When James McAlpine retired from the army he was gazetted ensign, 1st Battalion York County Militia on 11 January 1860. He was appointed Commissioner of the Alms House and later appointed clerk of the deputy treasurer's office.
          Inhumans Trailer; Supes: Red Son Film?; Jay-Z Release-The Grind@6pm ET   
It's the Independence Day weekend, citizens!  In between stuffing your faces with barbecue, why not check out the latest musings of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse podcast, airing this Saturday at 6pm ET?  Listen to your favorite podcast "crew of the Serenity" wax about the following pulp/op issues: our impressions of the highly anticipated Inhumans TV trailer which hit the internets a few days ago; Fox is allegedly planning to forge ahead with a kids inspired Fantastic Four reboot (really?); WB might explore an Elseworld storyline (Superman: Red Son) for the Man of Steel sequel; hip hop icon, Jay-z releases a new album that some listeners/supporters are likening to a "conscious" and/or political thematic outing;  and speaking of being the epitome of conscious rap, legendary rap group, Public Enemy also releases their album this weekend; a Jetsons live action film appears to be in the works; Wonder Woman is tracking to become the DCEU most successful film per its domestic box office take; 
          Open Forum- Vote NO! FAA anti-trucker bill and ELDs   
Open Forum- Vote NO! FAA Anti-Trucker bill and ELDs!! Saturday 6PM ET Call in 347-826-9170 Two major trucker issues right now affecting Trucker wages are:  1) the last minute FAA reauthorization amendments that the ATA has "urged" Lawmakers to slip in an aviation bill this week. The amendments are the Fisher Amendment and the Denham Amendment. The ATA vowed last year that this was their MAIN priority. The reason?  To keep drivers wages low.  If the amendments are allowed in the FAA bill, it will ensure that drivers will only be paid piece work wages and nothing more.  All detention time, waiting, paperwork, etc... will be expected to be done for free. Read more Truckers call reps to REMOVE FAA bill’s Anti Trucker wage amendments TO CALL NOW. WE ONLY HAVE A FEW DAYS TO STOP THIS!! 202-224-3121 Tell your Reps to SAY NO to FAA reauthorization bill’s Anti Trucker wage amendments Fisher Amendment in the Senate bill and Denham Amendment in the House bill (State preemption,meal & rest break Amendment) 2) ELD's---  The mandate for ELD's is Dec of this year, however the majority of truckers are against them.  Tony Justice and Scott Reed plan to call in and discuss their scheduled protest to Washington October 3-7. Read more about this and more in their group ELD or ME. Be a part of the discussion and call in 347-826-9170
          The "Butt-Naked" Truth w/"God's Warrior" Bishop Shaolin MB Abrams Sr., PhD   
Goodevening One & All! It's that time again for The "Butt-Naked" Truth w/"God's Warrior" Bishop Shaolin MB Abrams Sr., PhD as he continues to teach the unadulterated Word of God and we will be broadcasting from Tuesdays through Saturdays at 6pm est, 5pm cst & 3pm pst. This broadcast is for everyone who is in need of healing, restoration, and those that hunger for salvation! Invite all your family, friends, enemies, sick, elderly, shut-in! No matter where you are, you can join us on Blogtalkradio by dialing (563) 999-3433. Or you can listen on our website at www.thehouseofrestoration.strikingly.com Listen in now at http://tobtr.com/s/10113439
          Housekeeper - Full Time - Marriott International, Inc - Scottsdale, AZ   
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          Horror Headlines: Thursday February 24th, 2011   
In Real People News: 

An Oklahoma man who apparently thinks highly of himself was recently arrested while trying to sneak a chainsaw out of store by shoving it down his pants. Those things can't just turn on can they? I'm not very manly but I assume they can't but man that would be awesome if it had.

Stealing from someone and posting a picture of yourself holding the cash you stole on facebook is stupid. Posting that photo on the person's facebook page that you stole it from is crazy stupid. Or really ballsy. Mostly stupid because you'll get arrested for it for sure. But still, they must be the size of cantaloupes to pull that kind of crap.

News Bullet: 

A trailer for Danny Boyle's "Frankenstein" has made its way online and from the name I'm guessing it a retelling of the classic story but from the video I have no clue what the hell is going on. I would think you can't call a movie "Frankenstein" and then have it be about to star crossed lovers who find each other in the middle of an amusement park but what the hell do I know.

A new trailer for "Source Code", which I had no idea about but Duncan Jones made it and he made "Moon" so now I'm excited, has hit the tubes and it's your civic duty to watch it. I'm not even sure how to explain it because the description sounds fake but I think there's something about Jake Gyllenhaal trying to stop a bomb from going off, or a web site from crashing, probably the first one though.

You like the Ha-Ha yes? Good, if you said no I was going to ask you to get the hell of my lawn. But since you do here's the new trailer for "Paul" which stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as a couple of comic book geeks who come across an alien during a road trip. I swear you better like the Ha-Ha.

Flesh eating acid, a killer High School Mascot and a bunch of kids stuck in a school? Sign me up folks! Here's the trailer for the new flick from "Gutterballs" director Ryan Nicholson titled "Famine". Just so we're clear I don't want those things to happen to me, I just want to see a movie with it. Don't show up to my house dressed as a Spartan looking to murder me or anything.


           Glasshouse by Charles Stross    
Set in the Invisible Republic, a splinter-polity recovering from the Censorship Wars, Robin, who may have been a tank regiment or a counter-intelligence agent (he's not sure -- his memory isn't what it used to be), meets Kay. They both sign up for an experimental historical-roleplaying project, which has the stated objective of recreating one of the historic Dark Ages, c.1950-2040 AD. You shouldn't be surprised to learn that things are not as they seem to be.
          Boucher, Dingell in House Energy Committee Call for Cap-and-Trade   

As he previously announced he would, Energy and Commerce’s Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee chair Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) released the first of a series of white papers on climate legislation today, Scope of a Cap-and-Trade Program.

Based on the hearings earlier this year, the Committee and Subcommittee Chairmen have reached the following conclusions: The United States should reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by between 60 and 80 percent by 2050 to contribute to global efforts to address climate change. To do so, the United States should adopt an economy-wide, mandatory greenhouse gas reduction program. The central component of this program should be a cap-and-trade program. Given the breadth of the economy that will be affected by a national climate change program and the significant environmental consequences at stake, it is important to design a fair program that obtains the maximum emission reductions at the lowest cost and with the least economic disruption. The Subcommittee and full Committee will draft legislation to establish such a program.

Oddly, the white paper fails to mention a baseline for emissions reductions; the scientific consensus for the 80 percent reduction is from 1990 emissions levels.

The white paper makes no recommendations on how credits should be allocated, though Boucher has stated his resistance to auctions in the past. Nor does it discuss interaction with foreign carbon markets or how to deal with imports from unregulated entities.

The white paper argues that complementary measures are necessary:
“Even with a broad-based cap-and-trade program, complementary measures (such as a carbon tax or other tax-based incentives, efficiency or other performance standards, or research and development programs) will also be needed. For example, funding for research, development, and deployment of new technologies would assist industries that will need to adopt new technologies. In addition, efficiency or other performance standards might be appropriate for some economic actors that would be inappropriate to include directly in a cap-and-trade program, but that should contribute to an economy-wide reduction program in some other way.

Proposed measures range from Dingell’s carbon tax, increased CAFE standards, appliance and lighting efficiency standards, a federal renewable energy standard, to carbon sequestration funding.

Further notes are below.

Interestingly, the report draws extensively from the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions September report, Size Thresholds for Greenhouse Gas Regulation: Who Would be Affected by a 10,000-ton CO2 Emissions Rule? The Nicholas Institute is run by Sen. Lieberman’s former environmental counsel, Nick Profeta.

A later white paper will discuss carbon offsets in the agricultural and industrial sector.

Greenhouse gas emissions from other sources in [the industrial] sector (such as landfills) generally may not lend themselves to regulation under a cap-and-trade program if there is difficulty in measuring the emissions accurately. For example, EPA currently operates methane programs that encourages landfills and other soruces to capture gas and use it for electricity generation. . . . The agricultural sector, however, does have significant opportunities to reduce emissions that may lend themselves to measurement, which could make them appropriate as a source of credits or offsets in a cap-and-trade program…. [manure methane capture, cropland biological sinks]... A later White Paper will discuss the potential for using such reductions as offsets or credits as part of the cap-and-trade program.

          Fruit Kabobs with Fruit Dip   

As summer approaches I am aching to be eating summer food like BBQ anything, fresh fruit, and popsicles.  We tend to eat so much better during the summer than any other time of the year.  I think it is in part because I do not like to heat the house by using the oven, so […]

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          Comment on How Israeli/Saudi ‘Alliance’ Plays Trump by Realist   
Granted, Trump is being misled by the Saudis and the Israelis and the result might be a war that wipes out civilisation, but isn't the entire Congress just as gung-ho for Armageddon as the White House? And wouldn't Hillary Clinton already have delivered on nuclear annihilation if she had been elected? I could never see Vladimir Putin being able to manipulate or reason with Clinton who was out to prove she could best any man when it came to a fight, but perhaps he has the skills to massage Trump's ego to mitigate this confrontation between our nuclear-armed nations. I dunno, suggest to Trump how Reaganesque he looks and how the history books can paint him as the American leader who avoided catastrophe by choosing peace and cooperation over war and confrontation. Trump likes making deals. Putin should have a bunch of economic development deals, linked to de-escalation of tensions along the lines of conflict, in his hip pocket to offer Trump. I'd still much rather have Trump trying to converse with Putin than Mrs. Clinton trying to intimidate the guy.
          2nd Shift Warehouse - Shipping/Receiving Coordinator - OATEY - Cleveland, OH   
Coordinate incoming truckload deliveries with the schedulers and planners to ensure dock availability and manage priority deliveries;...
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          Lawmakers Miss State Budget Deadline For Third Consecutive Year   
Angry shouts erupted in the House when House Speaker, Mike Madigan, adjourned members without calling the budget for a vote.
          Support Worker - Regard - United Kingdom   
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          Departamento EN VENTA   
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          Too Close For Comfort: Insiders Worry About DOJ Lawyers Speaking At White House   
John Huber is a career prosecutor in Utah who's served in both Democratic and Republican administrations. This month, the Trump White House nominated him to serve as a U.S. attorney in that state. But it came as something of a surprise to current and former Justice Department veterans Wednesday when Huber appeared for a news conference in Washington: not in the halls of Justice, but at the White House podium. Huber and the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement used the platform to advocate for the passage of House bills that increase penalties for undocumented immigrants who break the law and jurisdictions that refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities. "Kate's Law enhances our ability to stem the tide of criminals who seem to almost always return to victimize us," Huber told the reporters assembled in the briefing room. He added: "Forty percent of my felony caseload in Utah are criminal alien prosecutions. If it's a problem in Utah, it's a problem for
          Special Counsel Robert Mueller Had Been On White House Shortlist To Run FBI   
The Trump White House had been considering Robert Mueller as a top candidate to lead the FBI before the deputy U.S. attorney general changed course and tapped Mueller to serve as special counsel investigating Russian interference in last year's election, two sources familiar with the process told NPR. Mueller had gone so far as to meet with Justice Department leaders and White House officials about the FBI job, which opened after President Trump fired Director James Comey on May 9. But that idea went by the wayside after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein instead reached out to Mueller to run the politically sensitive Russia probe, which is examining ties between Russians and Trump campaign aides, the sources said. Mueller has long been considered one of Washington's most indispensable men. He served in top roles at the Justice Department and became President George W. Bush's FBI director only days before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks devastated the country. President Barack Obama
          Countdown Clocks, Morning Cocktails As Former FBI Director Prepares To Testify   
TV networks have deployed countdown clocks. People are tweeting about places to watch and whether they'll offer morning cocktail specials. Congressional aides report that demand for seats inside the Senate hearing room has reached levels not seen for decades. Anticipation is building for testimony from fired FBI Director James Comey, not least in the White House, where the president and his aides worry the telegenic former law enforcement leader could inflict both political and legal wounds. What Comey might say Friends and associates of the former FBI director described Comey as shocked that news of his firing came from a television screen, while he was speaking to agents in California last month. Just three years into a 10-year-term, Comey's associates said he had no inkling he was on the verge of losing his job, especially not while the Bureau was in the middle of investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential contest. Comey did, however, have an uneasy feeling about
          Top White House Lawyer Donald McGahn Sits At The Center Of Controversy   
Four months into the Trump administration, the president's lawyer needs a lawyer. Intensifying investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election and ties between Russians and the Trump campaign have a lot of high-profile people in search of legal advice, if only out of an abundance of caution. And, two sources tell NPR, one of them is White House counsel Donald McGahn. Experts said it is natural that McGahn would seek out legal expertise; he served as the lawyer for President Trump's campaign, which has come under scrutiny from the FBI and Congress. This week, Trump himself reportedly enlisted New York lawyer Marc Kasowitz , a self-described "tough guy" corporate litigator, to help him with legal issues related to Russia. Several other figures inside and outside the White House have been lawyering up, expecting to be called as witnesses, even before the Justice Department named former FBI chief Robert Mueller to be special counsel for the agency's Russia
          'It's Falling Out Of The Trees,' Former Prosecutor Says Of Obstruction Evidence   
Hours after a news report that President Trump had asked the FBI director to back away from an investigation, Democrats seized on the information to accuse the White House of a serious crime. "We are witnessing an obstruction of justice case unfolding in real time," said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., a former state attorney general. "On its face, this is a textbook prima facie case of an attempt to obstruct justice," concluded Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a former U.S. attorney. He added: "Whether there are mitigating circumstances remains to be seen." It's far too soon to make a definitive judgment about whether any laws have been broken in connection with the president's contacts with James Comey, the FBI director he fired a week ago. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has demanded memos, recordings and other materials that Comey may have prepared, with a deadline of next week. Lawmakers from both political parties said they want to hear Comey testify in
          Trump Travel Ban Returned To Court, With President's Words At The Center   
Updated at 7 p.m. ET A 13-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit heard arguments on Monday over President Trump's revised travel ban, with judges repeatedly questioning the government's lawyer in the case about Trump's campaign call "for a complete and total shutdown" of Muslims entering the country. The president's first executive order restricting visitors from a handful of majority-Muslim countries provoked chaos at airports across the country in January. Federal judges stepped in to block the order, partly because it included legal permanent residents, who have rights under the U.S. Constitution. Weeks later, the White House issued a new order, dropping Iraq from the list of countries whose travelers faced restrictions and making clear green-card holders would not be covered. Judges on the court based in Richmond, Va., on Monday returned over and over to remarks made by Trump during the campaign. Judge Henry Floyd questioned Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey
          'This Was A Colossal Screw-Up': A Close Look At A Case Dismissed For Misconduct   
Standing at the kitchen counter in his spotless town house near the Baltimore airport, Reddy Annappareddy heated up some water to make his lawyer a coffee and contemplated his hard fall from grace. Annappareddy once presided over a pharmacy delivery business that stretched across six states — until one day in July 2013, when the FBI raided his operation and prompted him to attempt suicide. Alone in a hotel room in Las Vegas, as his employees frantically called him to report the bad news, Annappareddy downed some scotch and Benadryl pills, went to the bathtub and slashed both his wrists. Hours later, he awoke, alive but weak, and headed for the hospital. Thus began a dark legal odyssey that would last more than three years. "It's a constant," Annappareddy said. "It's like a knife on my throat. You don't know what's tomorrow going to bring." Annappareddy lost his ability to sleep through the night. He lost his house on 3-and-a-half acres. He lost his Bentley and a garage full of other
          Al Capone Jailhouse Letter Up For Auction   
An intimate letter notorious gangster Al Capone penned from prison will go up for auction in Boston.
          Tony Soprano’s Cadillac Escalade Sold At Auction For $119,000   
An SUV used by Sopranos actor James Gandolfini fetched a pretty penny at a Boston auction house.
          ‘Boomtown’ Items From Rex Trailer’s Estate Up For Auction   
Nearly 20 years’ worth of memories will go on sale Sunday when an auction house sells off pieces of "Boomtown."
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          Items From Hilltop Steakhouse Being Auctioned Off   
It was a local landmark for decades, and soon, memorabilia like fiberglass cows and bison heads can be yours.
          Digital Production Studio Owner Pays Record Price For Boston Lighthouse   
The 110-year-old Graves Light in Boston Harbor was sold for $944,000.
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          Neil Armstrong’s ‘One Small Step’ Note Among Auction Items In NH   
Handwritten notes by Neil Armstrong, including the words "one small step," are among over 600 items of space and aviation memorabilia being offered by a New Hampshire auction house.
          Mass. Unclaimed Property Headed For Auction Block   
An 18th century silver brandy warmer and an antique pie server as well as precious metals, rare coins and jewelry are among the items up for grabs at the state's annual unclaimed property auction.
          SSPX regularization: Is it worth the risk?   
SSPX regularization: Is it worth the risk?
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You all know what I have to say on the matter...
Last week, I commented upon an article written by Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize, SSPX, an English translation of which was published online by the Remnant under the title:
A MAJOR SSPX CLARIFICATION: Towards a Doctrinal Agreement?
In the article, Fr Gleize articulated his objections to any possible agreement with Rome that would result in its canonical regularization apart from “a correction of the Council’s errors.”
Prior to publishing my post, I requested confirmation from my contacts at the SSPX District House here in the U.S. as to whether Fr. Gleize’s statements reflect the official position of the Society itself, or if they stand in contrast to it; i.e., against the position currently held by Bishop Fellay.
Thus far, I’ve received no response, which seems to all but confirm my initial impression that it is the latter and not a “major clarification” from the Society itself.

If anything changes in this regard, I will let you know.



At this, I’d like to take a closer look at certain of the propositions that Fr. Gleize set forth in support of his argument to see just how reasonable they are, or not.
Perhaps the most critical point; the one upon which his entire argument rests, is the following:
“As we have already explained, our goal is for Tradition to recover all of its rights in Rome. This goal is first in our intention…”
I’m not so sure that the primary “goal” of the Society is the conversion of Rome.
Certainly, the conversion of Rome is a goal, but at least insofar as I am aware, the SSPX has never articulated this as its raison d’ê·tre.
On its website under the heading, What is the Society of St. Pius X, we find:
“The Society of St. Pius X is an international priestly society of common life without vows, whose purpose is to train, support, and encourage holy priests so that they may effectively spread the Catholic Faith throughout the world … Together they seek the goal of the priesthood: the glorification of God, the continuation of Our Lord’s redemptive work, the salvation of souls. They accomplish this by fidelity to Christ’s testament, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Indeed, striving for Tradition to recover all of its rights in Rome is intimately related to the Society’s mission, but the bottom line purpose of its existence is the salvation of souls.
This also happens to be the supreme law of the Church and the very reason why the SSPX can legitimately lay claim to supplied jurisdiction.
In support of his position, Fr. Gleize provided the following quote of Archbishop Lefebvre:
“What interests us first of all is to maintain the Catholic Faith. That is our combat. So the canonical question, which is purely exterior and public in the Church, is secondary. What is important is to remain in the Church… in the Church, that is to say in the Catholic Faith of all time and in the true priesthood, and in the true Mass, and in the true sacraments, in the Catechism of all time, with the Bible of all time. That is what interests us. That is what the Church is. To be recognized publicly, that is secondary. So, we mustn’t seek secondary things by losing what is fundamental, what is the primary object of our combat.”
First, let me say that I am not a proponent of proof-texting with quotes lifted from the Archbishop’s various statements (an attempt to play the WWMD card that I wrote about some time ago).
That said, I find this citation rather odd given that it in no way supports Fr. Gleize’s argument.
If, indeed, what interests the Society “first of all is to maintain the Catholic Faith,” including all of the things Archbishop Lefebvre listed, how exactly is regular jurisdiction opposed to it?
Obviously, it is not; that is, not directly so.
Fr. Gleize, however, would argue that it does so indirectly as follows:
“The bad effect [of accepting a canonical recognition] is itself double: firstly, the risk of relatavizing Tradition, which would thenceforward only appear as the particular good and the personal theological preference of the Society of Saint Pius X; secondly the risk of betraying and abandoning this particular good because of the ambient favens haeresim which characterizes the Conciliar Church per se.”
Let’s look at these two risks separately.
Question: To whom would Tradition “appear” as little more than a matter of personal preference as opposed to the Faith of all time?
Answer: The ignorant.
Let’s be honest, there are numerous ignorant persons to whom, thanks to the status quo, the SSPX appears to be rebelling against the Church, and even as “schismatic” and somehow less-than-Catholic.
Is it really the case that one form of ignorance is preferable to the other?
Sorry, I’m not buying it.
The second risk, on the other hand; namely, that of the Society somehow “betraying and abandoning” Tradition deserves consideration.
Until rather recently, I had no reason to question the Society’s resolve. Today, however, I must admit that I am deeply concerned about it.
Let me be clear: I do not believe for a moment that Bishop Fellay will ever allow the SSPX to adopt the modernist mindset of the “Conciliar Church;” e.g., positively arguing in support of the Novus Ordo, ecumenism, religious liberty, inter-religious dialogue, etc.
There is, however, more than one way to betray Tradition, and one of them concerns the failure to condemn blasphemy and heresy for what they truly are – loudly, clearly and plainly.
Ironically, it is thanks to Fr. Gleize and his series of articles presenting the official position of the SPPX on Francis and Amoris Laetitia  that I am no longer convinced that the Society has the resolve to speak with clarity and conviction moving forward.
Unless they do, being regularized would be like going on a bear hunt while leaving the rifle at home.
I have always maintained that the granting of regular jurisdiction to the SSPX is a matter of justice; one that boils down to the fundamental question:
Is the Society of St. Pius X Catholic?
The truth is they are, and Rome has an obligation to acknowledge as much and to treat them accordingly.
While I still believe this, I also believe that it is reasonable to wonder whether or not the Society has the wherewithal to uphold their own obligation to the truth.
In other words, if already the SSPX is treading lightly in the face of the unprecedented danger to souls represented by Amoris Laetitia and its “humble” author, how can anyone be confident that they will do any better if regularized?


RELATED:
http://tradcatknight.blogspot.com/2017/02/why-it-doesnt-matter-if-sspx-is.html
http://tradcatknight.blogspot.com/2015/02/why-we-should-leave-sspx.html
http://tradcatknight.blogspot.com/2016/07/sspx-accepts-personal-prelature-from.html
http://tradcatknight.blogspot.com/2016/11/neosspx-for-or-against-agreements.html
http://tradcatknight.blogspot.com/2016/09/neosspx-still-on-red-light.html
http://tradcatknight.blogspot.com/2016/10/neosspx-adopting-conciliar-language.html


Lose The Doctrine and You Will Lose Your Soul - Fr. David Hewko

 


          Brandon Smith: “Next Phase of Collapse Will Include the End of the Dollar as We Know It”   
Brandon Smith: “Next Phase of Collapse Will Include the End of the Dollar as We Know It”
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The Federal Reserve Is A Saboteur – And The “Experts” Are Oblivious
I have written on the subject of the Federal Reserve’s deliberate sabotage of the U.S. economy many times in the past. In fact, I even once referred to the Fed as an “economic suicide bomber.” I still believe the label fits perfectly, and the Fed’s recent actions I think directly confirm my accusations.
Back in 2015, when I predicted that the central bankers would shift gears dramatically into a program of consistent interest rate hikes and that they would begin cutting off stimulus to the U.S. financial sector and more specifically stock markets, almost no one wanted to hear it. The crowd-think at that time was that the Fed would inevitably move to negative interest rates, and that raising rates was simply “impossible.”


Many analysts, even in the liberty movement, quickly adopted this theory without question. Why? Because of a core assumption that is simply false; the assumption that the Federal Reserve’s goal is to maintain the U.S. economy at all costs or at least maintain the illusion that the economy is stable. They assume that the U.S. economy is indispensable to the globalists and that the U.S. dollar is an unassailable tool in their arsenal. Therefore, the Fed would never deliberately undermine the American fiscal structure because without it “they lose their golden goose.”
This is, of course, foolish nonsense.
Since its initial inception from 1913-1916, the Federal Reserve has been responsible for the loss of 98% of the dollar’s buying power. Idiot analysts in the mainstream argue that this statistic is not as bad as it seems because “people have been collecting interest” on their cash while the dollar’s value has been dropping, and this somehow negates or outweighs any losses in purchasing power. These guys are so dumb they don’t even realize the underlying black hole in their own argument.
IF someone put their savings into an account or into treasury bonds and earned interest from the moment the Fed began quickly undermining dollar value way back in 1959, then yes, they MIGHT have offset the loss by collecting interest. However, this argument, insanely, forgets to take into account the many millions of people who were born long after the Fed began its devaluation program. What about the “savers” born in 1980, or 1990? They didn’t have the opportunity to collect interest to offset the losses already created by the Fed. They were born into an economy where saving is inherently more difficult because a person must work much harder to save the same amount of capital that their parents saved, not to mention purchase the same items their parents enjoyed, such as a home or a car.
Over the decades, the Fed has made it nearly impossible for households with one wage earner to support a family. Today, men and women who should be in the prime of their careers and starting families are for the first time in 130 years more likely to be living at home with their parents than any other living arrangement.
People are more likely to be living with their parents now than back during time periods in which young people actually wanted to stay close to their parents to take care of them. That is to say, most young people are stuck at home because they can’t afford to do anything else, not because they necessarily want to be there.
This is almost entirely a symptom of central bank devaluation of the currency and its purchasing potential. The degradation of the American wage earner since the Fed fiat machine began killing the greenback is clear as day.
The Fed is also responsible for almost every single major economic downturn since it was established. As I have noted in the past, Ben Bernanke openly admitted that the Fed was the root cause of the prolonged economic carnage during the Great Depression on Nov. 8, 2002, in a speech given at “A Conference to Honor Milton Friedman … On the Occasion of His 90th Birthday:”
“In short, according to Friedman and Schwartz, because of institutional changes and misguided doctrines, the banking panics of the Great Contraction were much more severe and widespread than would have normally occurred during a downturn.
Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve. I would like to say to Milton and Anna: Regarding the Great Depression. You’re right, we did it. We’re very sorry. But thanks to you, we won’t do it again.”
Bernanke is referring in part to the Fed’s program of raising interest rates into an economic downturn, exacerbating the situation in the early 1930’s and making the system highly unstable. He lies and says the Fed “won’t do it again;” they are doing it RIGHT NOW.
The Fed was the core instigator behind the credit and derivatives bubble that led to the crash in 2008, a crash that has caused depression-like conditions in America that we are still to this day dealing with. Through artificially low interest rates and in partnership with sectors of government, poor lending standards were highly incentivised and a massive debt trap was created. Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan publicly admitted in an interview that the central bank KNEW an irrational bubble had formed, but claims they assumed the negative factors would “wash out.”
Yet again, a Fed chairman admits that they either knew about or caused a major financial crisis. So we are left two possible conclusions — they were too stupid to speak up and intervene, or, they wanted these disasters to occur.
Today, we are faced with two more brewing bubble catastrophes engineered by the Fed: The stock market bubble and the dollar/treasury bond bubble.
The stock market bubble is rather obvious and openly admitted at this point. As the former head of the Federal Reserve Dallas branch, Richard Fisher, admitted in an interview with CNBC, the U.S. central bank in particular has made its business the manipulation of the stock market to the upside since 2009:
“What the Fed did — and I was part of that group — is we front-loaded a tremendous market rally, starting in 2009.
It’s sort of what I call the “reverse Whimpy factor” — give me two hamburgers today for one tomorrow.”
Fisher went on to hint at his very reserved view of the impending danger:
“I was warning my colleagues, Don’t go wobbly if we have a 10 to 20 percent correction at some point… Everybody you talk to… has been warning that these markets are heavily priced.” [In reference to interest rate hikes]
The Fed “front-loaded” the incredible bull market rally through various methods, but one of the key tools was the use of near-zero interest rate overnight loans from the central bank, which corporations around the world have been exploiting since the 2008 crash to fund stock buybacks and pump up the value of stock markets. As noted by Edward Swanson, author of a study from Texas A&M on stock buybacks used to offset poor fundamentals:
“We can’t say for sure what would have happened without the repurchase, but it really looks like the stock would have kept going down because of the decline in fundamentals… these repurchases seem to hold up the stock price.”
In the initial TARP audit, an audit that was limited and never again duplicated, it was revealed that corporations had absorbed trillions in overnight loans from the Fed. It was at this time that stock buybacks became the go-to method to artificially prop up equities values.
The problem is, just like they did at the start of the Great Depression, the central bank is once again raising interest rates into a declining economy. This means that all those no-cost loans used by corporations to buy back their own stocks are now going to have a price tag attached. An interest rate of 1% might not seem like much to someone who borrows $1000, but what about for someone who borrows $1 Trillion? Yes, borrowing at ANY interest rate becomes impossible when you need that much capital to prop up your stock. The loans have to be free, otherwise, there will be no loans.
Thus, we have to ask ourselves another question; is the Fed really ignorant enough to NOT know that raising rates will kill stock markets? They openly admit that they knew what they were doing when they inflated stock markets, so it seems to me that they would know how to deflate stock markets. Therefore, if they deliberately engineered the market rally with low interest rates, it follows that they are deliberately engineering a crash in markets using higher interest rates.
Mainstream economists and investment “experts” appear rather bewildered by the Federal Reserve’s exuberance on rate hikes. Many assumed that Janet Yellen would hint at a pullback from the hike schedule due to the considerable level of negative data on our fiscal structure released over the past six months. Yellen has done the opposite. In fact, Fed officials are now stating that equities and other assets appear to be “overvalued” and that markets have become complacent. This is a major reversal from the central bank’s attitude just two years ago. The fundamental data has always been negative ever since the credit crisis began. So what has really changed?
Well, Donald Trump, the sacrificial scapegoat, is now in the White House, and, central bank stimulus has a shelf life.  They can’t prop up equities for much longer even if they wanted to. The fundamentals will always catch up with the fiat illusion. No nation in history has ever been able to print its way to prosperity or even recovery. The time is now for the Fed to pull the plug and lay blame in the lap of their mortal enemy – conservatives and sovereignty champions. They will ignore all financial reality and continue to hike. This is a guarantee.
In the Liberty Movement the major misconception is that the Fed is attempting to “catch up” to the next crash by raising interest rates so that they will be ready to stimulate again. There is no catching up to this situation. The Fed has no interest in saving stock markets or the economy. Again, the fed has raised rates before into fiscal decline (during the Great Depression), and the result was a prolonged crisis. They know exactly what they are doing.
What does the Fed gain from this sabotage? Total centralization. For example, before the Great Depression there used to be thousands of smaller private and localized banks in America. After the Great Depression most of those banks were either destroyed or absorbed by elite banking conglomerates. Banking in the U.S. immediately became a fully centralized monopoly by the majors. In a decade, they were able to remove all local competition and redundancy, making communities utterly beholden to their credit system.
The 2008 crash allowed the banking elites to introduce vast stimulus measures requiring unaccountable fiat money creation. Rather than saving America from crisis, they have expanded the crisis to the point that it will soon threaten the world reserve status of our currency. The Fed in particular has set the U.S. up not just for a financial depression, but for a full spectrum calamity which will include a considerable devaluation (yet again) of our currency’s value and resulting in extreme price inflation in necessities.
The next phase of this collapse will include the end of the dollar as we know it, making way for a new global currency system that uses the IMF’s SDR basket as a foundation. This plan is openly admitted in the elitist run magazine ‘The Economist’ in an article entitled “Get Ready For A Global Currency By 2018.
It is important to understand what the Fed actually is — the Fed is a weapon. It is a weapon used by globalists to destroy the American system at a given point in time in order to clear the way for a new single world economy controlled by a single managerial entity (most likely the IMF or BIS). This is the Fed’s purpose. The central bank is not here to save the U.S. from harm, it is here to make sure the U.S. falls in a particular manner — a controlled demolition of our fiscal structure.


The US Is Becoming A 3rd World Nation As The Economy Breaks Down: Paul Craig Roberts

 



          Breaking: China Attacks India – Strong Implications for WW III   
Breaking: China Attacks India – Strong Implications for WW III
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Breaking news as China attacks India in an event that could culminate in World War III:
“As Prime Minister Narendra Modi was preparing to meet Donald and Melania Trump at the White House, China on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Indian Army accusing it of stopping the construction of a road in what it called its “sovereign territory” in the Sikkim section of the India-China border.”
This conflict did not remain just a war of words for long as the Russian media is collectively reporting that the Chinese crossed the border and destroyed two Indian bunkers in the Sikkim region of the Chinese-Indian border.
Yes it is absolutely true, China and crossed the Indian border and has attacked and destroyed two bunkers. This is very serious. Because of arch-rival India’s involvement, it would not take much to encourage Pakistan to become involved as well.


There is a major MSM blackout of this event. However, the Russian media is all over this story.  What are they reporting? It is in the following video.




          Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)   
Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)
SOURCE
(Note: The following was one of the last interviews by Malachi Martin before his death in 1999.)

      Ever since Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, the Power Elite have never given up on their feverish dream of a One World Government.

      Former Jesuit Malachi Martin's novel, Windswept House (Doubleday/ Main Street Books), offers a lurid behind the scenes look at a cabal of Vatican insiders who want to use the Roman Catholic Church as a foundation for a politico-religious New World Order.

      The plot of the novel involves a group of Church officials who scheme with a group of like-minded corporate executives to manipulate the Church into a ready-made infrastructure for a One World Religion -- a universal umbrella for everybody from Episcopalians to voodoo practitioners.

      The new ecumenicalism is clothed in Globalist garb. The agenda includes promoting issues like population control, environmentalism and secular humanism, which the plotters hope will eventually lead to the complete secularization of religion. 


      The most outrageous and controversial premise of the novel -- described in great detail in the prologue -- is that a ceremony was performed in the Vatican in 1963 -- an occult ritual which enthroned the fallen archangel Lucifer as the head of the Roman Catholic Church.

      Does Dr. Martin believe that this enthronement actually took place in his novel, which could liberally be described as a roman a clef?

      "Yes, it did," he says emphatically. "Beyond a shadow of a doubt in my mind. But now the place, time, hour etc., are all obfuscated to protect the guilty and save the innocent."

      Was it common knowledge in the Vatican at the time? "Not common knowledge," explains Martin. "But I found out about it by being a member of the Vatican circles that learned these things. It's like everything else. I'm sure there are people floating around Washington, and they know an awful lot about what's going on. Someone says, 'how do you know that'? Well, it's just... we know it."

      The story ofWindswept House continues in present day Europe as an international group of conspirators spanning Church and State plots a one world government on behalf of Lucifer. So are readers to infer that no matter what happens, the Pope and the Church hierarchy are bound to serve the fallen angel?

      "No," explains Dr. Martin. "What it means is that for the moment, Lucifer the biggest archangel, the leader of the revolt against God, has a big in with certain Vatican officials. Enthronement doesn't mean that he rules. It means that they did their best to put him there. The ideal would be to have their man as Pope. In that case then Satan would be enthroned."

      The book goes on to describe how two brothers, one a priest and the other an investment banker, grapple with these awesome consequences as pawns in the game. Meanwhile the cabal of Globalist-oriented Vatican officials and European-based internationalists try to corner the Pope into voluntary resignation so that they can get their man in the Chair of Peter.

      This theme coincidentally is also the basis, albeit in non-fiction form, of Martin's book The Keys of This Blood: Pope John Paul II Versus Russia and the West for Control of the New World Order.

      The upshot? A One World Government is a fait accompli, he infers. What Dr. Martin calls the "millennium endgame" is a competition for a new global hegemony by the key Globalist players. What's interesting is that the novel appears to be a seamless transition from his previous non-fiction work. The reader then is put in the position of concluding that the New World Order is a done deal, that a One World Government is here and now and, as the expression goes, it's all over but the crying.

      But you wouldn't expect Globalist agit-prop from a former Jesuit. Or would you?



The Enthronement of Lucifer in the Vatican

 

And Who Is Malachi Martin?

      Author of 15 books on religious and geo-political topics, Malachi Martin is highly regarded and respected as a world renowned scholar.

      Trained in theology at Louvain, he received his doctorates in Semitic Languages, Archaeology and Oriental History. He subsequently studied at Oxford and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1958 to 1964, he served in Rome, where he was a close associate of the Jesuit cardinal Augustin Bea and Pope John XXIII, as well as a professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute.

      Malachi Martin is the author of many best-selling books including Vatican, Hostage to the Devil, The Jesuits, The Final Conclave, and The Keys of This Blood. Also he was a Roman Catholic priest of the Society of Jesus until 1964 when he left the Jesuits. Why?

      "It was a grave decision," he says. "I could see the way the Church was going, the way churchmen were going in their decisions and all the anchors I had for morality and zeal were being undone. Then when the Vatican Council started in 1962, I could see the way the flow of opinion was going in the Vatican by a group of cardinals from Belgium, Germany and France. They were maneuvering the Church into totally new ecclesiology. I couldn't accept this."

      As an advisor to three Popes, Dr. Martin has had his fair share of romanita, that uniquely Roman methodology of connivance and power politicking. "I started off as an advisor on Judaism," he continues. "I was trained in Semitic languages and I spent a year and a half studying the Talmud... Then my superiors in Rome also found that I understood Judaism very well. They wanted someone to explain it, since they were studying the whole question of Jewish-Christian relations. So I was drafted into helping with that."

      And the outcome? "They produced a document in which they sort of absolved the Jewish people of the death of Christ."

      Based on his research? "No, not on my research," argues Martin. "I was only a cog in the wheel. I didn't agree with the final document either. It went too far. And then there were conclusions about the need for Catholics to study Judaism and get to know them better."

So this was the ecumenicalization of the Church that was going on?

      "That's it in one word," concurs Martin. "And I couldn't agree with the total effect of all that because I thought they went too far."

      Dr. Martin was also involved with Vatican intelligence. What did he do? "Just assessing things in Israel, whatever anti-Christianity there was amongst the Israelis. There was and still is. And what was the position of the Arabs. I used to live in Jordan and Lebanon and Egypt. I knew those places very well and could assess the position of the Church and the various Christian communities."

      The many-talented Dr. Martin is also known as a practicing exorcist and has even written a book about the subject called Hostage to the Devil.

      He says he came up against evil as a force in the world in an uncontrovertible undeniable way in his first exorcism.

      "I was in Cairo and it was evil," Dr. Martin recalls.

      "You know you only have to enter its presence, or for it to enter your presence to know that you are in the presence of something which is summarily evil."

      "It's invisible. You can't see it. But you know it wants you dead. Dead. Dead. And in a horrible way," he repeats in a hypnotic voice. "It's touching your very bones by its presence."

      So how does he explain the phenomenon of demonic possession? "Free will", says Dr. Martin. "For the first time in the work we have been doing for thirty-one years in this corner of the globe, during the last ten years or so, we have found young men and women thirty-somethings or twenty-somethings coming forward and saying, 'Listen I made a pact with the devil. I wanted this woman. I wanted this man. I wanted this job. I wanted this money. I wanted this, this, this, and I made a pact and he gave it to me and now I can't get free of him. He dominates my will. Please liberate me. And then people get to it by means of things like a ouija board or by spiritual seances or channeling."

      Malachi Martin is also known as a serious scholar of apocryphal writings, having authored a book called The Scribal Character of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

      (As an impressive mark of his erudition, Malachi Martin even knew about the alternative Abraham and Isaac story in one of the so-called Pseudepigrapha, the Book of Jubilees. In this unsanctioned version of Genesis, Abraham is commanded to kill his son, but not by God. Instead it is Mastema, a fallen angel known as "the accusing angel" as well as the Tempter and Executioner, who tells the Hebrew patriarch to do the dirty deed. To his credit, of course, Abraham doesn't slaughter his firstborn. When asked why the Genesis version omits details of the fallen angel Mastema as the instigator of Abraham's test, however, even Malachi Martin admits ignorance.)

Bernard Janzen "Fr. Malachi Martin: Camouflaged Apostasy"


The Globalist Imperative

      Like the prissy intellectuals of the 1930s enamored by National Socialism (as well as Fabian Socialism), the current fin de siecle version of internationalists are likewise paving their own road to a Globalist hell with good intentions.

      Using the Hegelian model of history, first there was Capitalism (thesis), then Communism (antithesis), and now there's the New World Order (synthesis), risen from the ashes of the Cold War and the formerly 'competing' ideologies.

      International socialism or corporate fascism (aka Globalism) is, in fact, the trendy philosophy for the end of the millennium. In his book Megatrends 2000, Olympian futurist John Naisbitt calls it "free market socialism," a hybrid economic system that combines welfare state policies with multinational corporate business on a global level.

      Globalism, however, as a secular religion, has a dogma all its own. Its primary belief system is based on the notion that the usefulness of the nation-state is over. In other words, national sovereignty is a thing of the past and a One World Government is inevitable. But... this effort, at least for now, must be couched in cryptic language for the unwashed masses. Otherwise they'd get too upset.

      Globalist spokesman Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Columbia University professor, President Carter's former National Security advisor, and founder of the Trilateral Commission spoke at the Gorbachev Foundation's State of the World Forum in 1995, "We cannot leap into world government in one quick step," he said. "(It) requires a process of gradually expanding the range of democratic cooperation." In plain language, that means people must be further indoctrinated.

      Eurocrat Jean-Marie Guehenno hints at this global hegemony or one world totalitarianism calling it an "empire without an emperor." Guehenno wrote The End of the Nation-State (1995) which was called La fin de la democratie (The End of Democracy) in the original French version. Since nation states are obsolete, he claims, "'wise men' capable of thinking through the finite world that has become our common lot" must be entrusted to guide us into what he calls an 'Imperial Age'." Presumably Guehenno counts himself as one of the ranks of "The Wise Men."

      Most striking though is a chapter in Guehenno's book called "Religions without God", which evokes the image of the humanist shaking his fist at an empty sky. The ultimate reduction of this conundrum for the internationalists is to hint at a "global politburo" to run the world as posited by Paul Mazur in Unfinished Business (1979).

      According to Dr. Martin's nomenclature, Guehenno is one of the Transnationalists -- bureaucrats who believe that Globalism is based on "the development of new and ever wider interrelationships between the governments of the world".

      On the other hand, the Internationalists are "individuals who operate from a power base of finance, industry and technology". Together these groups are the Globalists, the social engineers conniving for the convergence of East and West in the so-called New World Order.


Luciferian Geo-Politics

      For a Churchman, Malachi Martin shows a remarkable familiarity and understanding of Luciferianism, a belief system which hold human wisdom, secular humanism if you will, as its paragon and the fallen archangel Lucifer as the Prince who will rule the world.

      Readers ofWindswept Houseare given the impression that the old traditional Catholic Church is good because the protagonists, Christian Gladstone and his mother are defending it, while we know that the Church has been dedicated to Lucifer. Faced with these two alternatives, the conclusion is that the Roman Catholic Church run by Lucifer is good -- a classic (and incredibly sophisticated) double bind, which is constantly reinforced in the reader's mind throughout the 646 pages of the novel.

      "Well, the Church itself has not been given to Lucifer," argues Dr. Martin. "He was enthroned in the Vatican by Vatican officials. That doesn't mean he possesses the Church yet. The Church anyway is an ambiguous term because it either means the actual physical bloc of churches, convents, libraries, academies, parish houses and cathedrals, the physical plant. Or it means the group of faithful in the state of grace whether they are alive in Purgatory or in Heaven. That is the body of Christ."

      "There has always been, since the fourth century, this organization set up by the Emperor Constantine. But that is not essential for the Church. The Church can exist without it. So that mystical body of Christ has not fallen into Lucifer's hands. The organization to some degree has. That's the difficulty."

      What about the book putting his readers in a double bind? You're presented with two choices. Either A. The Luciferian-controlled Roman Catholic Church. Or B. The Luciferian-controlled New World Order. So where does Malachi Martin find himself?

      "The New World Order is definitely won by Luciferian believers," says Dr. Martin. "There's no doubt about that."

      And then he starts to rationalize their modus operandi.

      "But these are men who came to be and are in their actions at least, humanitarian and philanthropic. They want to wipe out hunger and disease. They want to limit the population of the world. They believe the world is headed for mass starvation. They also want to enter into education. They would like to have an alliance with the Roman Catholic Church and with another pope. This one -- they know would stand in their way in regards to population control because he is deadstart against abortion, contraceptives, genetic engineering."

      And what about "The Process" he refers to in his book?

      Dr. Martin replies that it's the "Luciferian Process" of secularizing every religious mind so that the common mind today would be one which regarded the earth as a planned paradise to be built up. There is no God above the skies, no heaven, and there is no hell beneath the earth. It's complete secularization."

      (John Lennon's classic rock anthem "Imagine" comes to mind. "Imagine there's no country," he sang. "It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too.")

      But do the Luciferians have a timetable?

      "We are now according to the official doctrine of the Luciferians in what they call "the Availing Time". They have a tradition that in these years they can avail of the time to install the Prince, who is Lucifer, as the greatest power on earth in charge of human civilization and adored by men."

      And to what end?

      "To exalt the power of Lucifer. That is the end in itself. It's the Luciferian purpose. If they don't do it in these years, then it is put off sine die, without resolution. They are very keen on getting it done."

      And what are the next steps in this "Process"?

      "The purpose is to secularize education completely," continues Dr. Martin. "And to eliminate from considerations of life and death -- medicine, sociality, finance, birth, development etc., to free that of any religious presumption whatever. To free it from the superstition of religion so that man is dealt with scientifically and humanly. And that is 'the Process'. 'The Process' is to make the human mind accept that... 'The Process' is whereby all education, primary secondary and higher, college university and all public activity is completely rid of all religious presumptions."

      "There is a layer of satanism, of satanist ritual which prepares people for perfect Luciferian adoption. They have covens and sacrifices and rites. The Luciferians have no rites, you know."

      So dabbling with satanism in these rituals leads to a different form of "commitment" which is Luciferianism?

      "It is a preparation for Luciferianism and there are reversals sometimes," claims Dr. Martin. "You will find a crowd of Luciferians having a satanic ritual as a reminder of things. But they have all passed through in a sense and that involves three things: the infliction of pain without flinching, the infliction of death without flinching, and the use of fire."


Windswept House — Message and Subtext

      In Windswept House, Christians and Luciferians clash over the remains of the Roman Catholic Church. It's a controversial and provocative story, a political thriller with metaphysical implications. It delves into the depths of treachery, intrigue and Machiavellian politics at the highest levels of the Church. As a fact-based novel with frequent lengthy asides on real historical geopolitical events like the fall of the Soviet Empire and the Helsinki Accords,Windswept House is a vehicle for one simple message -- the New World Order is here and now.

      While a group of cardinals scheme to force the Pope to resign his office so they'll be able to install a man who will do the Luciferians' bidding, a priest, Christian Gladstone is called to Rome. Cardinal Maestroianni, a power player and one of the leaders of the cabal, enlists the priest to poll bishops regarding closer ties with the European Economic Community. In fact, however, the Cardinal is assessing the timing for a conclave in which the Slavic Pope would be forced to resign because he has become a stumbling block in the Luciferians' plans.

      From the business side, Paul Gladstone, Christian's brother and an expert in international relations working at a Globalist law firm, is also unknowingly recruited to bring the Luciferian plan to fruition. When the brothers find out they are both being unwittingly used in the schemes of the Luciferians, they join forces. Christian then must reach the Pope to tell him that he is being manipulated to abdicate the Chair of Peter.

      Will the Pope resign? And will he exorcise the Church in time?

      The subtext? It doesn't really make a hell of a lot of a difference. 

Father Malachi Martin: End of Christian Civilization



The Future of the Church Militant

      In his novelWindswept House Malachi Martin expostulates his readers regarding the reasons why the "Slavic Pope" (Pope John Paul II) is so ineffectual. But what is the Pope's agenda as he sees it?

      "I think that from the very start John Paul II for whatever reasons, has sought after one thing and one thing only," says Dr. Martin. The formation of what now appears to be in his mind, a universal assemblage of Catholics at the core; grouped with them the Protestant denominations, sects and churches; grouped around them believing Jews, believing Muslims, believing Hindus, believing Buddhists. And that would be a universal religious assembly that could have a powerful dynamic kick in civilization and in solving the problems of men and women today. That is the only thing you can really say this man has sought heart and soul and body with all his travelling. When he went to churches all over the world, member churches of the Catholic Church in all the countries, he was bolstering the reputation of the papacy and he was speaking Catholic dogma, Catholic belief, Catholic morals. But in reality he was reaching out to everybody. He wanted to make friends with everybody."

      And what about the widespread homosexuality, pedophilia and satanic rituals in the Church, common knowledge he avers known to all Vatican insiders? Since as he wrote Christ is no longer honored in the tabernacle, what does he think will happen?

      "Once the tabernacle is emptied of Christ's real presence, then the Church ceases to be holy and therefore it's going to be entered by the opposite power, Lucifer," says Martin. "And this is taking place now. Not widespread, but it is taking place. There's no doubt about that."

      So will the Church fall on its own? "It's disintegrating slowly," says Martin. "As an organization, it's being marginalized sociopolitically and culturally. And religiously, it's weakening and decaying, obsolescing..."

      "If you look at any country today there are three identifiable components of that State. One, the government. Two, there is industry. Third, there are what we call NGOs, the non-governmental organizations. That's everything from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to the Catholic Church. And they're just simply lumped together, voluntary associations with as much power as they can grasp but of no special importance. Now fifty or seventy years ago, when an ethical or moral question arose, people and governments looked to the churches. Now they don't any longer."

      And yet another sensitive question. Something doesn't add up. Malachi Martin's a priest. He's supposed to fight evil. Yet his bookWindswept Houseis clear evidence that he's thrown in the towel.

      "Well I don't see evidence of having thrown in the towel," protests Dr. Martin. "Because there's a lot I'm being made to pay for, in the sense that the writer obviously likes and reveres this Pope even though he disagrees with him. The writer also believes in the blessed sacrament. He believes in the Pope's infallibility. He believes in salvation. He believes in hell. He believes in the evil of the devil."

      So why doesn'tWindswept Houseend with Christ victorious in the book?

      Does Dr. Martin believe that the Luciferian forces have won already?

      "No. No. No," insists Dr. Martin. "This is an interim book. It ends in a big doubt -- everybody waiting." This must be what they call the European ending -- as opposed to the American ending where all the loose ends are tied up.

      Then the story shifts into "The Devil, Er, I Mean the Editor Made Me Do It". "The publisher said, 'listen the story isn't finished yet,'" says Dr. Martin. "I had a lovely glorious ending. I had a vision. I had a marvellous thing over the Alps. He cut it out."

      This is an actual editorial decision? "Yes," says Dr. Martin.

      But with all due respect, it almost sounds like Luciferian tampering. Not that anyone wants a saccharine ending. So are readers to conclude that the Luciferians won because of the passivity of the Pope in defending the Church?

      "Well, they haven't won yet," says Dr. Martin on a slightly upbeat note. "We're waiting for this man to do something. He's the Vicar of Christ. I know I'm defending him but..."

      "Readers who call me or write me say, what do we do now? I say, read my next book," he continues.

      With Martin's death on July 28, 1999, his suggestion seems to be a moot point.

      "So perhaps editorially," he concludes, "it was the right decision, but religiously it was the wrong decision. I don't know."

      It's been said that "by their fruits, ye shall know them." Malachi Martin's assent to the so-called "process" is the tangible "fruit" of Windswept House.

      Is the novel a prophecy? Or is it just a warning?

      In any case, the New (Luciferian) World Order that Martin describes puts a religious spin to the whole "process" of history.

It's also clear -- the book is a Luciferian masterpiece.  


TradCatKnight in the media: THE SATANIC VATICAN DECEPTION 


          Planet X Incoming: Giant sinkhole swallows sleeping woman in China   
Planet X Incoming: Giant sinkhole swallows sleeping woman in China
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A sleeping woman was swallowed by sinkhole in central China after her bedroom collapsed during heavy rain.

The video, filmed in Shizhuling, Hunan Province on June 25, shows how the house partially collapsed when the sinkhole opened due to the unstable terrain composed of a network of caves and waterways.

 

 

Just like Jeff Bush in Florida a few years ago! Fears are growing for a 45-year-old mother in central China who was apparently swallowed by a sinkhole while she was sleeping in her bed.


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Giant sinkhole swallows sleeping woman in China (video). via South China Morning Post
It is her husband that rang the alarm on Saturday morning, when after hearing a loud boom, he entered his bedroom, and found a three-square-metre hole in the floor that swallowed a refrigerator, an electric fan and his wife.
The couple lives in Shizhuling, a village in the city of Lianyuan, which had been hard hit by heavy rains over the previous two days.

Search for the swallowed woman

Rescue teams launched a search for the missing woman – digging to a depth of 15 metres – but the work had to be called off when conditions became too dangerous. The excavation in the sodden ground even led to the partial collapse of a neighbouring property.


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Rescue teams dig 15 meters deep and did not find the body of the 42-year-old mother. via South China Morning Post
The deadly sinkhole was most certainly due to geological landscape in the area made of a network of caves and underground waterways.

For the video:
 http://strangesounds.org/2017/06/giant-sinkhole-swallows-sleeping-woman-bedroom-china-video.html

 "And the Earth Shall Swallow up..." 


 

DEVELOPING: Mysterious boom shakes houses and alarms residents in St. Helens, Oregon


A mysterious sound resembling a thunderous explosion was heard around 8 p.m. on June 25 in the St. Helens area. Curious citizens flooded social media with questions about the origin of the loud boom that some said shook homes and rattled windows. According to St. Helens Police Chief Terry Moss, the first reports of the sound came in at 8:22 p.m. Moss said his department fielded 11 calls regarding the boom, mainly from residents on the west side of town.
The cause of the sound has not been determined. Moss said this time of year is marked by frequent firework and “loud boom” reports. Without more definitive information, Moss said the matter would be considered closed. There was a viral reaction to the sound on Facebook, where reports of the boom were contentiously debated and numerous theories were offered. READ MORE


BIRTH PANGS: 900 Quakes in Yellowstone, 40 quakes near Lake Tahoe, 40 Quakes in N. Iceland


There are currently several seismic swarms taking place around the world. Nobody knows when they are going to stop and more frightening what they are going to produce. Yellowstone Supervolcano earthquake swarm reaches 878 events in just two weeks. The earthquake swarm hitting the Yellowstone national Park is currently slowing down, but more than 900 quakes have already hit near West Yellowstone on the western edge of the National Park in the last 2 weeks. But there is
virtually no risk of the volcano erupting – USGS hasn’t raised either the volcano alert level or the aviation color. The current earthquake swarm began on June 12. A week later, the USGS put out a statement to say that 464 earthquakes had been recorded, with the largest being magnitude 4.4. This is the highest number of earthquakes at Yellowstone within a single week in the past five years. At the time, a spokesperson for the USGS said “slowly winding down,” adding that “no other geological activity has been detected.” However, in a newly released statement about the ongoing swarm, seismologists from the University of Utah said 878 events have now been recorded at Yellowstone National Park. READ MORE


Deadly floods and landslides hit southern China, 7.44 million affected


Floods, landslides and other disasters caused by severe weather across southern China affected more than 7.4 million people in 9 provinces since June 22, 2017, officials said today. As of early June 27, the death toll stands at 32 while 8 people are still missing. According to data provided by China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) valid 01:00 UTC (09:00 local time) on June 26, Changde, Yueyang, Yiyang, Loudi, Shangrao, Juijiang and other places recorded between 350 and
470 mm (13.8 – 18.5 inches) of rain since the evening of June 22. By that time, severe weather affected 7.33 million people, 504 000 people were evacuated, and 186 000 needed emergency rescue. 6 500 houses collapsed while 60 000 suffered different degrees of damage. The direct economic loss was estimated at 9.46 billion yuan. At 01:00 UTC on June 27, the number of affected people rose to 7.446 million. READ MORE

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          This Popular Island Destination Is Exporting Monkeys for Cruel Experiments   
Mauritius is one of the world's largest suppliers of non-human primates for inhumane medical experiments.

Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean, is a dream holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. It is famous for its beautiful beaches, lagoons, tropical climate, heritage sites, lush forests and wildlife. Yet, this idyllic location is also infamous for a sinister reason—the cruel exploitation of its population of monkeys. Mauritius is one of the world’s largest participants in the cruel trade of supplying non-human primates for experiments. In 2016, 8,245 long-tailed macaques were exported from Mauritius to the USA, Canada and Europe with 3,522 imported by the USA, the largest importer of monkeys from Mauritius.

In Mauritius, the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) lives freely. However, the species is not considered indigenous, despite having been well-established on the island for about 400 years. Although the species is listed on Appendix II of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), there exists no legislation to protect the primates of Mauritius. Instead, they are widely persecuted and exploited.

Historically, monkeys were trapped in the wild to be shipped overseas. Following international condemnation of the trade in wild-caught primates, tens of thousands of primates are now held in farms across Mauritius. Many of these animals were captured from the wild and are now imprisoned in these farms and used for breeding. Denied their freedom in the lush foliage of their jungle homes, these individuals spend their lives behind bars, on concrete. Their offspring are transported as ‘cargo’ in small wooden crates on airplanes to laboratories around the world to feed the international research industry.

Tourism is a key pillar of the economy of Mauritius and contributes significantly to the economic growth of the island. Mauritius is also promoting the island’s image as a green, eco-friendly tourist destination. The reputation of Mauritius as a country where the environment is valued is being put at risk by the export of monkeys for cruel experiments. Added to this is the introduction of recent regulations that will, for the first time, allow such experiments to be carried out on the island itself. The main species to be used in the research will be the country’s population of long-tailed macaques.

It cannot be argued that the economic benefits of the monkey trade and potential revenue from experiments are more important than tourism. Even a brief glance at the figures shows this controversial trade, worth less than 2 percent of Mauritian export, is economically insignificant compared with the income that Mauritius receives from its tourism industry. It is well-established that if a country develops a reputation for unkind treatment of animals, it has a very strong negative effect on tourism.

An additional factor to consider which is equally puzzling is that Hinduism is the largest religion in Mauritius. The country has the third highest percentage of Hindus in the world after Nepal and India. Lord Hanuman, the monkey god, is one of the most popular idols in the Hindu religion and is worshipped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. The trade in primates on Mauritius clearly is contrary to the very concept of Hindu culture and society which emphasises the spiritual equality of all living beings.

There are concerns that the introduction of animal experiments to Mauritius is primarily to provide a new market for the primate breeding companies and a reaction to problems with airlines refusing to transport primates for research purposes, moves to impose tighter restrictions on the import of primates within the European Union and a growing public concern about the use of primates in research. Animal researchers and companies may be looking to travel to Mauritius to carry out research that would not be allowed to take place in their own country.

A glance at the new regulations governing the experiments shows that substantial sections have simply been taken from EU and UK legislation, but this has not been consistently done, so there are significant gaps and contradictions. For example, there is no provision for governmental inspections of laboratories. Nor are there any rules in the regulations about the housing, environment and enrichment to be provided to animals. Furthermore, transparency and accountability appear to be absent because, although there is a requirement for researchers to submit records to the government, there is no provision for the government to subsequently put such information into the public domain. 

The long-tailed macaque is the most widely traded primate species for research worldwide and the most widely-traded mammal on the CITES database. In the laboratory, these primates may suffer substantially, including the effects of poisoning (such as vomiting, internal bleeding, weight loss, organ failure and even death) after being forced to consume large quantities of chemicals or drugs in toxicity tests or face being subjected to major brain surgery, their skulls cut open and devices implanted into their brains.

Examples of recent research carried out on long-tailed macaques in the USA makes disturbing reading: 1) experiments that have attempted to mimic traumatic military injuries; 2) forced addiction to recreational drugs such as alcohol and cocaine; 3) injections with phencyclidine (PCP or ‘angel dust’) and 4) forced inhaling of cigarette smoke several hours a day (for some monkeys it was the equivalent of a person smoking four packs of cigarettes a day).

The development of alternative methods to using animals is a growing and pioneering field. There is now a wide range of more human-relevant and humane approaches and animal tests are being replaced in areas such as toxicity testing, neuroscience and drug development. These alternatives include cell, tissue and organ cultures; methods using chemistry, computers or imaging machines; and ethical and highly effective studies using human volunteers.

Cruelty Free International is dedicated to ending this cruel exploitation of the Mauritius monkeys. We believe that the focus for Mauritius should instead be on these new technologies for non-animal experiments and we are urging Mauritius to become a forward-thinking country that adopts humane and cutting-edge alternatives. Mauritius’ image abroad is already tarnished because of its role in the cruel international trade in monkeys for research. Allowing animal experiments to take place will have a further negative impact and likely result in further widespread protest.

Our campaign has received widespread support from around the world, including in Mauritius, by scientists, wildlife experts, politicians and socio-cultural groups as well as members of the public. Indian politician Maneka Gandhi and internationally renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall have also voiced their concerns.

There are three actions you can take to support our campaign to protect the monkeys of Mauritius and let government officials know that what they are doing is unacceptable:

1. Send an email/letter to the Mauritius Embassy in Washington:

mauritius.embassy@verizon.net

washingtonemb@govmu.org

H. E. Mr S. Phokeer

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Mauritius Embassy

1709 N. Street, NW

Washington D.C. 20036

2. Send an email/letter to the Minister of Tourism in Mauritius:

mtou@govmu.org

The Hon Anil Kumarsingh GAYAN, SC

Minister of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism

Level 5, Air Mauritius Centre

John Kennedy Street

Port Louis

Mauritius

3. Sign this petition.

 

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          United Nations and World Health Organization Call for Drug Decriminalization   
American activists aren't the only ones seeking drug policy reform.

In a joint statement, the United Nations (UN) and World Health Organization (WHO) expressed their support for countries in the review and repeal of laws that criminalize drug use and possession of drugs for personal use. This joint statement, which addresses discrimination in health care settings, comes in light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to “ensure that no one is left behind”.

The WHO has previously called for drug decriminalization as a necessary measure for public health but this joint statement with the UN represents another significant step in the global movement for drug decriminalization.

There is growing support for drug decriminalization – the elimination of criminal penalties for drug use and possession – in the U.S. and around the world. Leading medical, public health and human rights groups have endorsed drug decriminalization, including the International Red Cross, the American Public Health Association, American Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP and Latino Justice.

Public opinion on decriminalization has also been steadily increasing as the harms of criminalizing drugs become more apparent. Polls of presidential primary voters in MaineNew Hampshire and even South Carolina found that substantial majorities in each state support ending arrests for drug use and possession. In 2016, the first state-level decriminalization bill was introduced in Maryland and a similar version was reintroduced in 2017. 

Internationally, several countries already have some form of drug decriminalization. Portugal, most notably, decriminalized drugs back in 2001 as a response to the country’s HIV crisis and has demonstrated the vast benefits of decriminalization – substantial reductions in overdose, HIV/AIDS and addiction, all without any increase in drug use or crime.

Not only does drug decriminalization drastically reduce the number of people mired in the quicksand of the criminal justice system – it also, as the UN/WHO statement highlights, vastly improve public health. It decreases the stigma against people who use drugs and addresses the discrimination they historically face.

The harms of discrimination are only exacerbated in health settings, where it is literally a matter of life and death. Decriminalization can be the difference between a loved one getting the health services they need and a loved one being stigmatized, denied treatment and in danger of losing their life.

Drug decriminalization is a rational and fiscally sound policy rooted in health and human rights. Governments throughout the U.S. and around the world have an indisputable moral and scientific imperative to pursue it.

 

 

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          After Sy Hersh's Bombshell Investigation, Why Won't Media Tell the Real Story of Trump's Military Strike in Syria?   
Western media are continuing to do their part in the propaganda war on Syria.

If you wish to understand the degree to which the supposedly free western media are constructing a world of half-truths and deceptions to manipulate their audiences, keeping us uninformed and pliant, there could hardly be a better case study than their treatment of Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh.

All of these highly competitive, for-profit, scoop-seeking media outlets separately took identical decisions: first to reject Hersh’s latest investigative report, and then to studiously ignore it once it was published in Germany last Sunday. They have continued to maintain an absolute radio silence on his revelations, even as over the past few days they have given a great deal of attention to two stories on the very issue Hersh’s investigation addresses.

These two stories, given such prominence in the western media, are clearly intended to serve as “spoilers” to his revelations, even though none of these publications has actually informed their readers of his original investigation. We are firmly in looking-glass territory.

So what did Hersh’s investigation reveal? His sources in the U.S. intelligence establishment told him the official narrative that Syria’s Bashar Assad had dropped deadly sarin gas on the town of Khan Sheikhoun on April 4 was incorrect. Instead, they said, a Syrian plane dropped a bomb on a meeting of jihadi fighters that triggered secondary explosions in a storage depot, releasing a toxic cloud of chemicals that killed civilians nearby.

One might assume that an alternative narrative of the events would be of great interest to the media, given that Donald Trump approved a military strike on Syria based on the official narrative. Hersh’s version suggests that Trump acted against the intelligence advice he received from his own officials, in a highly dangerous move that not only grossly violated international law but might have dragged Assad’s main ally, Russia, into the fray. The Syrian arena has the potential to trigger a serious confrontation between the world’s two major nuclear powers.

But in fact, the western media were supremely uninterested in the story. Hersh, once considered the journalist’s journalist, went hawking his investigation around the U.S. and UK media to no avail. In the end, he could find a home for his revelations only in Germany, in the publication Welt am Sonntag.

There are a couple of possible, though unlikely, reasons all English-language publications ignored Hersh’s story. Maybe they had evidence his inside intelligence was wrong. If so, they have yet to provide it. A rebuttal would require acknowledging Hersh’s story, and none seems willing to do that.

Or maybe the media thought it was old news and would no longer interest their readers. It would be difficult to sustain such an interpretation, but at least it has an air of plausibility—except for everything that has happened since Hersh published last Sunday. His story has spawned two clear “spoiler” responses from those desperate to uphold the official narrative. Hersh’s revelations may have been entirely uninteresting to the western media, but strangely they have sent Washington into crisis mode.

Of course, no U.S. official has addressed Hersh’s investigation directly, which might have drawn attention to it and forced western media to reference it. Instead, Washington has sought to deflect attention from Hersh’s alternative narrative and shore up the official one through misdirection. That alone should raise the alarm that we are being manipulated, not informed.

The first spoiler, made in the immediate wake of Hersh’s story, was statements from the Pentagon and White House warning that the U.S. had evidence Assad was planning yet another chemical attack on his people and that Washington would respond harshly if he did so.

Here is how the Guardian reported the U.S. threats:

The U.S. said on Tuesday that it had observed preparations for a possible chemical weapons attack at a Syrian air base allegedly involved in a sarin attack in April following a warning from the White House that the Syrian regime would ‘pay a heavy price’ for further use of the weapons.

On Friday, the second spoiler emerged. Two unnamed diplomats “confirmed” that a report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had found that some of the victims from Khan Sheikhoun showed signs of poisoning by sarin or sarin-like substances.

There are obvious reasons to be mighty suspicious of these stories. The findings of OPCW were already known and had been discussed for some time. There was absolutely nothing newsworthy about them.

There are also well-known problems with the findings. There was no “chain of custody”—neutral oversight—of the bodies that were presented to the organization in Turkey, as Scott Ritter, a former weapons inspector in Iraq, has noted. Any number of interested parties could have contaminated the bodies before they reached OPCW. For that reason, OPCW has not concluded that the Assad regime was responsible for the traces of sarin. In the world of real news, only such a finding—that Assad was responsible—should have made the OPCW report interesting again to the media.

Similarly, by going public with their threats against Assad, the Pentagon and White House did not increase the deterrence on Assad, making it less likely he would use gas in the future. That could have been achieved much more effectively with private warnings to the Russians, who have massive leverage over Assad. These new warnings were meant not for Assad but for western publics, to bolster the official narrative that Hersh’s investigation had thrown into doubt.

In fact, the U.S. threats increase, rather than reduce, the chances of a new chemical weapons attack. Other anti-Assad actors now have a strong incentive to use chemical weapons in false-flag operation to implicate Assad, knowing that the U.S. has committed itself to intervention. On any reading, the U.S. statements were reckless—or malicious—in the extreme and likely to bring about the exact opposite of what they were supposed to achieve.

But beyond this, there was something even more troubling about these two stories. That these official claims were published so unthinkingly in major outlets is bad enough. But what is unconscionable is the media’s continuing blackout of Hersh’s investigation when it speaks directly to the two latest news reports.

No serious journalist could write up either story, according to any accepted norms of journalistic practice, and not make reference to Hersh’s claims. They are absolutely relevant to these stories. In fact, more than that, the intelligence sources he cites are not only relevant but are the reason these two stories have been suddenly propelled to the top of the news agenda.

Any publication that has covered either the White House-Pentagon threats or the rehashing of the OPCW report and has not mentioned Hersh’s revelations is writing nothing less than propaganda in service of a western foreign policy agenda trying to bring about the illegal overthrow of the Syrian government. And so far that appears to include every single U.S. and UK mainstream newspaper and TV station.

 

 

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          Star hoppers: Students chart the sky, bring space up close at observatory open houses   

Astrophysics grad Lindsey Rodgers and senior Justin Bryan trace paths in the sky to locate star clusters and more at UMSL's Richard D. Schwartz Observatory.

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          Movie Review for 7/1/17 - "The House"   

KYW movie critic Bill Wine gives his thoughts on the movie "The House".


          ‘Empire’ star: Buying my mom a house was my ‘boss moment’   
Bryshere Y. Gray, who plays Hakeem Lyon on the hit Fox show “Empire,” said the upside to fame was having the money to buy his mom a house.
           【The MANJI】 実にスリリングで、 その場の空気感が伝わる生々しさ    
“THE 卍”改め、“The MANJI”が約8年振りとなるアルバム『TRIPLED』を完成させた。3人の濃すぎるほどのロック愛が注入されていることは言わずもがなだが、それでいて決してマニアックにならず、誰もが楽しめるロックアルバムに仕上がっている。

──8年振りのアルバム『TRIPLED』が完成しましたが、熟成感があるというか、このバンドならではの一枚だなと。8年振りなので、楽曲はある程度ある中で制作に入ったのですか?

ROLLY
「確か3月9日に1回目の曲出しをやって、そこで各人発表したんですけど…まぁ、曲のモチーフみたいなものも含めて、その場でブワーッとたくさん作ったんですよ。それをレコード会社の方も含めて、みんなで聴いて、その中から選んだという感じですね。1枚目のアルバム『卍』はブラックサバスやフラワー・トラベリン・バンドみたいな感じだったんですけど、今回はあんまり怪奇なものではなくて…あっ、その前に“THE卍”から“The MANJI”に変名したことにより、和風系から解き放たれた感じはあったかな?」

佐藤
「僕はそういうのはなかったかな。バンドの名前を変えたことで音楽性も変わるっていうのは。まぁ、メンバーそれぞれに意見はあると思うんですけど。」

──でも、『卍』は“謎の卍教団がいろんな時代のいろんな場所に現れて、おかしな事件を巻き起こす”というのがテーマにあって、ROLLYさんのイメージが先行していたのが、2ndアルバム『puzzle』でバンドに寄って、今作はバンドであり、3人の味が出たものになっている印象を受けました。

佐藤
「うんうん。そういうものになったと思います。まぁ、これだけの期間があったから“熟成”と言うほどではないにしても、時間の経過分だけ、バンド内で蓄積されたものがあるんだと思う。それが過去2作と大きく違うところかな。あと、大枠として“こういうもの”というのは話し合ってて…それは3月の時ではなくて、毎年年末に札幌で『大卍納め』というワンマンライヴをやってるんですけど、前回は大雪で飛行機が飛ばなくなっちゃって、振替公演の段取りをみんなで話し合ってる時に、せっかく全員いるからアルバムの話をしようってなって。で、その時にマネージャーのほうからも“今回はこういうアルバムはどうでしょうか?”というアイデアが出たりして、どんなものにするかのみんなのコンセンサスを得たというか。そこから3カ月間、ふるいにかける作業があって3月の曲出しを迎えたので、その時にはもうどういうアルバムにしたいというのはあったんですよ。」

──それは具体的には?

佐藤
「僕はピュアで、ハードで、ロックなものにしようと思ってましたね。あんまり凝ったものじゃなくて、もっとシンプルでストレートでもいいんじゃないかって。マネージャーとも話したことなんだけど、長い曲じゃなくて、コンパクトで短い曲がいっぱいあってもいいだろうし。それが大枠というか、方向性になっていきましたね。」

──確かに。今作でもやりたい放題にロックしているし、オマージュも入っていたりして濃くはあるんですけど、ポップに聴こえてくるのはコンパクトにまとまっているからなのでしょうね。「おまえにほれた」はプログレですけど、美味しいところをギュッとまとめた感じでマニアックにならず、むしろポップですし。

佐藤
「そうやって聴いてもらえたら最高ですね。」

──そんな今回のアルバムで尖っているのが、ロジャーさん(高橋)の曲で。「フィフティーショルダー」、最高です!

ロジャー
「前作で「難聴」を作ったから、五十肩になった時に“あ、これやな”って思ってました。“五十肩”を“フィフティーショルダー”って言ったらカッコ良いでしょ?(笑)」

ROLLY
「横文字にするとカッコ良いと思うところにも悲哀がありますよね(笑)。しかもそれをカタカナで書いてるところがMANJIっぽい(笑)。」

──クイーンばりにサウンドは展開してカッコ良いんですけどね(笑)。

ROLLY
「この膝カックン感はMANJI独自のものだと思います。ハードな音楽をやるグループは日本にもたくさんいるけど、本格的なサウンドと“フィフティーショルダー”が同居しているってのは他にはない!」

佐藤
「僕はこの曲をアルバムのリード曲に推したぐらいなんで(笑)。ロジャーさんのリアルな心の声ですから、今の彼にしか歌えない…僕には四十肩も五十肩もないから、僕が歌うと嘘っぽくなるけど、ロジャーさんが歌う「フィフティーショルダー」や「難聴」にはリアリティーがあるんですよね。だから、若い子は“五十肩ってそんな感じなんだ”って思うくらいでしょうけど、我々世代の身に覚えがある人には“分かるよ!”ってなるっていうか(笑)。」

ロジャー
「でも、悲壮感はないでしょ?」

ROLLY
「悲壮感がまったくなく笑い飛ばすところと、転んでもタダでは起きないっていうのは関西人体質ですね(笑)。」

ロジャー
「関西人ですからね。ほんまは辛いんですよー。」

──もう1曲の「ユミコとタクシー」も“分かるよ!”でした(笑)。

ロジャー
「実話ですよ、まったくの(笑)。これは札幌のライヴの時に何かの曲をモチーフにして1回やったんですよ。まぁ、お客さんはすごく喜んでくれたんですけど、わしはあれはあれで終わりかなと思ってたら、“あの曲良かったから自分らの曲でやろうや”って言われて“え〜”って(笑)。」

──その時もあんな語りで?

ロジャー
「語りです。いらんことばかり言ってたからもっと長かったんですけどね。10分以上あったかな?(笑) まぁ、それをまとめて短くして…って言っても8分くらいあるんですけど。」

佐藤
「あんまり端折ってもストーリーが伝わらなくなるしね。こういう語りの曲っていうのはロジャーさんが関西のブルースロック界の先輩たちから脈々と受け継いできたものだし。」

──確かに関西ブルースにはこういう語りの曲はありますよね。上田正樹さんと有山淳司さんの「とったらあかん」とか。いい味を出してますよ。

ROLLY
「聴いていると病院のシーンとか、タクシーに乗ってる時のギュウギュウ感が伝わってくるというかね。」

ロジャー
「そのあとのギターソロがまたええねん。ユミコのことを思って舞い上がってる、わしがおんねん。天に昇ってる感じで(笑)。」

ROLLY
「あそこは泣かせるポイントで。」

ロジャー
「ちょっと涙が出そうなる。あの曲がフェイドアウトで終わって、次の「Fly High☆Me」がしんみりと始まるから、それでまたセンチメンタルになんねんな…。」

ROLLY
「夕焼けっぽい感じがね。だから、まるで青春映画みたいな甘酸っぱい感じがあって、最後にユミコからもらったメールアドレスにメールしようと思ったら亭主のものだったというオチがきて、“これで良かったんだ”ってなる…いや、もう一本の映画ですよね。MANJIの曲はだいたいドラマチックだから、他にこういうバンドはいないと思いますね。」

──佐藤さんヴォーカルの「Let’s get FUNKY」もアルバムのフックになっていますよね。

佐藤
「恐縮です。今、おっしゃっていただいたように、このバンドにはフックかもしれないけど、こういう感じの曲って僕の中ではすごく自然にロックなんですよ。ちょっと話が逸れますけど、ディープパープルの「HIGHWAY STAR」って曲があるじゃないですか。あれはずっとベースを弾いてきた僕にとってはスウィングなんです。もちろん、あれは8ビートの代表みたいな曲なんですけど。あと、レッド・ツェッペリンの「We're Gonna Groove」を聴いてファンクだって言う人はいないじゃないですか。あれも16ビートのバックビートに乗るパターンなんですよ。でも、それは理屈でしかないんですよね。一種のジャンル分けみたいな。だから、僕としてはアルバムのフックとなるような、ちょっと変わったテイストの曲を作ったんじゃなくて、タイトでスピードがあってロックなものっていうつもりで作った曲で…まぁ、ライヴのお楽しみも含めて“One Time, Two Time〜”というのは入れてますけど。洋楽ファンやブラックミュージックのファンの人にしてみれば、“今さらそんなことをやられてもな”って感じかもしれないですけど、“こういうのはどうでしょうか?”ってあえて入れて、それがライヴで育っていけば楽しいかなって。だから、僕にしてみれば、普通にロックな曲なんですよ。」

──この曲の間奏部分はニャリとしてしまうほど三つ巴のグルーブが心地良くて、きっとライヴで育って長くなっていくんだろうなと。

佐藤
「そうそう! 延々やっていたくなるんですよ。でも、こういう音楽の良いところって、多くの景色を変えなくてもワングルーブで地平線の彼方まで行けてしまうことで。死ぬまでそれをやっていたいっていう喜びがあるんですよね。そうなる可能性を感じるということは、僕らのバンドにそれだけのグルーブがあるっていうことだから、ライヴでそこまで育っていけばいいですね。」

──あと、印象的だったのが「まままままんじ」で。The MANJIだからこその曲というのもあるのですが、ドラムの出音とかにもかなりこだわったのではないかと。

佐藤
「もともとこの曲のヴォーカルはシャウトしてたんですよ。それはそれでカッコ良かったんだけど、もっと良くなるんじゃないかって。そのためにはどうしたらいいのかを考えて、今のテイクみたいに声を張らず、音楽の温度をグッと下げた…最初は1オクターブ上げて歌ってたんですけど、それだとメランコリックで陰影のあるメロディーのセンチメンタルな感じがなくなってしまうと思って、グッと下げて大人っぽくやってみたんですよ。そうしたらロジャーさんがスネアのねじを回し出して、それでああいうチューニングのドラムになったんです。あのスネアのパサっとした感じは、マニア的にも聴いていい感じですね。もうドラムと歌だけいいんじゃないかって。もともとのアレンジの方向性としてもギターとベースの音量を下げているんだけど、もっと小さくてもいいんじゃないかと思ってて…でも、ミックスの前にROLLYに“車で聴いているとイントロが聴こえなくて、突然始まるんだよ”って言われて上げたんです(笑)。」

ROLLY
「夕方の土手を歩いてると影が長〜くなって、友達と影踏みをしている風景が浮かぶんですけど、ゆる〜い感じで歌っているのが、それにすごく合ってるなって。なんだけど、イントロのフレーズとかが摩訶不思議な気持ちにさせるところが、MANJI独自のものだなと思いますね。」

──ちょっと屈折していることがありますからね。

ROLLY
「変なんだけど、ポップなところがね。」

佐藤
「でも、バンドとしては自然にやってるんですよ。音符の数は奇数なんだけど、普通に聴けるじゃないですか。でも、“あれは8分の7拍子でやってるんだ”って言うと理屈っぽい音楽をやってるように思ってしまうんだけど、当の本人は奇数拍子をやってるつもりなくやってたからね。そこもMANJIっぽいのかなって。あと、この曲の歌はね、デヴィッド・ボウイっぽく歌ってほしいってリクエストして(笑)。」

ROLLY
「《ロックンロールスター〜》のところね。なかなか上手くダンディーに歌えたと思います(笑)。あれは音がやかましかったら、ああいうふうには聴こえないと思う。あの抑えた感じがいいよね。」

佐藤
「そういうのをこの曲で試せたよね。こういう手法は全然珍しいことではないんだけど、MANJIにとってはすごく新鮮なことで…放っておいたらシャウトヴォーカルで、演奏もウェー!ってやってしまうんで(笑)。」

──ちなみに、今回のレコーディングも基本は一発録りだったのですか?

佐藤
「そうです。」

──2ndアルバム『puzzle』の時は1週間でトラックダウンまで済ませないといけなかったのに、アルバム未収録の曲を2曲録って、さらにスタジオライヴ盤を作ってしまったというエピソードがありましたが、今回は?

佐藤
「作業期間的には今回のほうがさらにタイトでしたよ。」

ROLLY
「しかし、我々は恐るべきことに、今回は余った時間でアルバム購入者特典用の曲を7曲…ぐらい?」

佐藤
「6曲作りましたね。特に打ち合わせしてっていうわけじゃなくて、エンジニアさんが録音状態にしていたから、そのまま突然セッションを始めて(笑)。」

──レコーディングの余韻でテンションも上がっていたんでしょうね。

佐藤
「そうですね。前回のレコーディング期間は1週間で、今回はさらにタイトだったし、曲数も前回よりも多い…でも、時間とお金の話は音楽には関係のないことだから。もちろん、時間とお金はあるに越したことはないけど、それが作品を萎縮させるものであってはいけない。その条件でもやりたいと思うのは、それでも作りたいと思ってるわけで…むしろ、そういうものが自分たちのクリエイティビティの奮発材料になるし。ヴォーカル以外はほぼダビングしない一発録りでやってるのも、ダビングしないと曲が成立しないような演奏しかできない腕前だったら話にならないわけで。そういう意味では、時間があったらもっと良いものができたっていう気持ちは全然ないし、時間内に作ったこの作品にすごく満足してます。」

ROLLY
「今年発売される日本のロックグループのアルバムの中で、自分が一番好きなアルバムですね。他のロックグループのどんなアルバムを聴くよりも、“お! いいなー”って思う…それは毎回思うことなんだけどね。それが毎回更新されていくんですよ。」

ロジャー
「何回でも聴けますね。音的にも、曲的にも。そこでやってるのが目に浮かぶしね。」

ROLLY
「うん。実にスリリングで、その場の空気感がある…いっぱいダビングされて、みっちり作り込まれたものとは違う生々しさがありますよね。」

──佐藤さんのこのアルバムに対する印象は?

佐藤
「卍記号の名前でやっていた時の感触というのは、バンド名をパッと見ると“これって何だろう?”みたいな感じがあって(笑)、アルファベットでの名前ってそれと同じ意味のものなんだけど、パッと見て“これって何だろう?”とはならないと思うんですよ。これは後付けの理屈なんですけど、過去2作と今作を比べると、奇しくもその通りになってるなって。」

ROLLY
「アルバムのジャケットだけを見ると“何だこれは!?”ってなるけどね(笑)。」

──そして、本作を持って8月からツアーに。

ロジャー
「暑い時や…。」

ROLLY
「53歳最後の夏全てをこれを捧げたような感じよね。ツアーをやるといろんな事件が起こり、逸話が生まれるんですけど、今回もいろいろ起きて面白いことになりそうですね。」

ロジャー
「この間のワンマンでも新曲をやりましたけど、まだやっていないアルバムの曲がたくさんあるから、それをやるのが楽しみですね。アルバムを発売して1カ月後ぐらいやからお客さんも聴き込んでるやろうし、“これ、ライヴでどうなるのかな?”って楽しみにしてくれている人もいっぱいいるやろうし。」

佐藤
「普段なかなか行けないところもいっぱいあるし、初めて行くところもあるし、楽しみですね。」

取材:土内 昇

アルバム『TRIPLED』

2017年7月5日発売
KING RECORDS



KICS-3499 ¥3,000(税抜)

ライヴ情報

『3rd Album 『TRIPLED』 Release Tour ~空前の興奮!月に吠える!地獄の極楽ヤロー共!8年も待ったこの新たなる感激!~』
8/03(木) 三重・松阪M'AXA
w)monk no sakebi!
8/04(金) 兵庫・神戸VARIT.
w)八十八ヶ所巡礼  
8/05(土) 京都・MOJO
w)フレイマーブルリキッド
8/11(金) 千葉・LOOK
w)和嶋愼治(人間椅子)<弾語り>
8/12(土) 山梨・甲府Kazoo Hall
w)和嶋愼治(人間椅子)<弾語り>
8/13(日) 茨城・水戸 LIGHT HOUSE
w)和嶋愼治(人間椅子)<弾語り>
8/17(木) 群馬・高崎Club Fleez ※ワンマン
8/18(金) 新潟・Golden Pigs Black Stage ※ワンマン
8/19(土) 石川・金沢GOLD CREEK ※ワンマン
8/20(日) 長野・The venue ※ワンマン
8/22(火) 神奈川・横浜F.A.D ※対バン有り
8/25(金) 熊本・B.9 V2 ※ワンマン
8/26(土) 福岡・博多DRUM SON ※ワンマン
8/27(日) 鹿児島・SR HALL
w)TISSUE
8/30(水) 東京・吉祥寺ROCK JOINT GB
w)Zun-Doco Machine(水戸華之介+内田雄一郎)
9/03(日) 静岡・Sunash
w)ザ・キャプテンズ
9/09(土) 宮城・仙台LIVEHOUSE enn 2nd
w)キノコホテル
9/14(木) 広島・Cave-be ※ワンマン
9/15(金) 岡山・Desperado ※ワンマン
9/23(土) 北海道・札幌コロニー ※ワンマン
9/27(水) 東京・渋谷CLUB QUATTRO ※ワンマン
9/29(金) 大阪・心斎橋JANUS ※ワンマン
9/30(土) 愛知・名古屋TOKUZO ※ワンマン

The MANJI

ザ・マンジ:すかんちのROLLY、マルコシアス・バンプの佐藤研二、X-RAY/RESISTANCEの高橋ロジャー和久というロック30年選手たちが集結し、熱きパッションを注ぎ込んだロックバンド。2008年に1stアルバム『卍』、翌09年には2ndアルバム『puzzle』を発表。そして、17年7月、“THE 卍”が心機一転バンド名を“The MANJI”と改め、メジャー初となる3枚目のアルバム『TRIPLED』をリリース。



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  2. What is smart policy regarding results-based accountability in the context of private school choice?
  3. How can we encourage private schools to participate in choice programs, and get high-quality schools to grow or replicate?
  4. What are the pros and cons of a big new federal initiative on private school choice?

What does the research tell us about the impact of school vouchers on participants and on traditional public schools?

Boosting student outcomes remains a key goal of private-school choice. While Fordham isn’t a program evaluator per se, we’ve been proud to assist and support several important empirical analyses on the impacts of vouchers on both participants and pupils in public schools. Back in the early 2000s, we helped support an experimental study of a privately funded scholarship program in Dayton. The analysis found that African American participants made significant progress (more so in reading). Fast forward almost a decade: Ohio lawmakers had enacted a statewide voucher program known as EdChoice. In 2008, Fordham and a number other groups released an early study offering evidence that vouchers may have improved public schools as competition increased. Eight years later, we released a rigorous analysis of EdChoice by David Figlio. His study would corroborate the “competitive effects” finding, though he also found that voucher students themselves lost ground on state tests. As we’ve discussed, however, the participant analysis has several limitations that should be kept in mind. For an accessible overview of this study, see Dr. Figlio’s slide deck presented at our February event on voucher research.

What is smart policy regarding results-based accountability in the context of private school choice?

One of the central, thorniest policy questions of private-school choice programs is whether and how to hold them accountable for results. In 2009, we interviewed twenty top thinkers on choice and accountability. They offered a variety of perspectives on matters such as testing and transparency around those results; financial disclosures; and whether low-performing private schools should be stripped of their ability to enroll scholarship students. In the end, we suggested a “sliding scale” approach—private schools with more voucher students would face closer scrutiny than those with just a handful. Five years later, we released a policy toolkit aimed at state legislators wrestling with accountability in voucher or scholarship programs. Our recommendations insisted on protecting private schools’ freedoms, while holding them accountable for student outcomes (again on a sliding scale). In a couple follow-up blog posts, we continued to make the case that choice, done well, requires accountability for student learning. We noted earlier this year that as scholarship programs have expanded, states have indeed put into place reasonable accountability provisions, debunking one of critics’ favorite claims—that voucher-accepting schools are “unaccountable.”

How can we encourage private schools to participate in choice programs, and get high-quality schools to grow or replicate?

Not every private school decides to admit scholarship students when given the opportunity. Why do some schools participate, while others decline? In Red Tape or Red Herring, we surveyed private-school leaders to find out which policies weigh most heavily on this decision. Most respondents cite regulations that restrict admissions or religious practices as deterrents, while just a minority felt that testing discourages participation. The overwhelming majority said they were motivated by the opportunity to “expand their mission to their community.” Our case study of five Ohio private schools also reveals that vouchers are seen as a way to reach more families. Yet the school leaders also are candid about the challenges of maintaining a culture of high expectations, while working on shoestring budgets. Similar themes are echoed in a Fordham report that looked inside Catholic voucher-accepting schools in Milwaukee.

What are the pros and cons of a big new federal initiative on private school choice?

This all brings us to the burning question of the day, at least for Beltway policy wonks: Should there be a federal private-school choice initiative—and what should it look like? On these questions, we’ve got you covered. Just two days before President Trump’s inauguration, we co-hosted an event that debated three options for a federal private-school choice program. Throughout February, we published the views of a dozen top-notch experts in our fourth annual “Wonkathon.” We crowned a quartet from the Foundation for Excellence in Education as our “wisest wonks” in this competition, having won a popular vote for the most persuasive proposal. In February and April, we at Fordham co-hosted events that continued to explore issues in a potential federal choice program, from both research and policy angles. After weighing the competing arguments, Mike expressed his skepticism about the wisdom of a big new federal tax credit scholarship program.

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Needless to say, we at the Education Gadfly have logged countless hours and spilled much ink wrestling with the issues around private school choice. We’ve done everything from commenting on presidential candidate Al Gore’s position on vouchers to penning editorials in newspapers to testifying before legislators in our home state of Ohio. We’ll continue to be relentless in advocating for thriving private schools that are accessible to families of all backgrounds. We certainly don’t have all the answers to get us there, but we hope you’ll consider joining us in this effort.

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Fordham reports

Marshall Allen, “Public Support for Catholic Schools” in Scott Hamilton (ed.) Who Will Save America’s Urban Public Schools (2008); Chester E. Finn, Jr., et al, When Private Schools Take Public Dollars: What’s the Place of Accountability in School Voucher Programs? (2009); David Stuit and Sy Doan, School Choice Regulations: Red Tape or Red Herring? (2012); Ellen Belcher, Pluck and Tenacity: How Five Private Schools in Ohio Have Adapted to Vouchers (2014); Fordham Institute, Public Accountability and Private-School Choice: A Policy Toolkit (2014); David Figlio and Krzysztof Karbownik, Evaluation of Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship Program: Selection, Competition, and Performance Effects (2016).

Fordham commentary

Michael Petrilli, “The problem with ‘bad voucher schools aren’t a problem,’” (2014); Michael Petrilli and Chester E. Finn, Jr., “The two tracks of school reform,” (2014); Michael Petrilli, “Vouchers have changed. Maybe your position should change, too” (2017); Michael Petrilli and Richard Kahlenberg, “Two experts debate whether public funds should be used to support private school vouchers” (2017); Aaron Churchill, “Don’t neglect vouchers’ competitive effects” (2017); Michael Petrilli, “The Fordham Institute’s 2017 Wonkathon: The $20 billion school choice edition” (2017); Fordham Institute, “A new federal push on private school choice?” (2017); Fordham Institute, “A $20 billion school choice tax credit program: Yes, maybe, how so?” (2017); Chad L. Aldis, “Testimony before the Ohio House Finance Committee” (2017); Michael Petrilli, “The three miracles required for Donald Trump to become the patron saint of school choice” (2017).


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Lời Giới Thiệu của người dịch: Bài ký này lấy từ Secondhand Time (Thời đại cũ), cuốn sưu tập các câu chuyện kể miệng thời hậu Nga Sô-viết, do Svetlana Alexievich (giải Nobel Văn học 2015) biên tuyển, nhà Random House xuất bản tháng Năm, 2016. Người kể câu chuyện của chính mình là Olga Karimova, nữ nhạc sĩ bốn mươi bảy tuổi. Bản tiếng Anh, Trick of the Russian Soul do Bela Shayevich chuyển ngữ từ tiếng Nga, đã xuất hiện trên Mục Readings, Harper’s Magazine, June 2016, tt. 11-14.

Sách của Svetlana Alexievich

Chân dung Olga Karimova

(Theo lời kể của Olga Karimova)
Nếu không vì anh, hẳn tôi chẳng bao giờ kết hôn lần nữa. Lúc đó, tôi đang có mọi thứ: một đứa con, việc làm, tự do… Đột nhiên Gleb xuất hiện… vụng về, mù dở, thở hụt hơi kinh niên. Anh vừa trải qua mười hai năm tù trong các trại lao động khổ sai của Stalin. Họ bắt anh khi anh mới là cậu bé mười sáu tuổi. Cha anh, một quan chức cao cấp của đảng, bị hành quyết, và mẹ anh bị đông cứng tới chết trong một thùng phuy nước lạnh.
Hẳn mọi người đã ngó chúng tôi và hỏi:
“Đó có phải là ông nội của chị không? Hay cha chị?”
Tôi hai mươi tám. Tôi luôn luôn mặc váy ngắn. Về sau, kể từ khi chúng tôi sống chung, anh ngày càng đẹp trai ra. Tôi nghĩ mình biết bí quyết ấy -nó là chiếc cửa chỉ có thể mở bằng tình yêu. Nửa đêm chợt thức, tôi tự hỏi, “Mình đang làm cái gì đây?” Tôi cảm thấy tôi điên rồ. Tại sao anh? Tại sao đặc biệt anh? Đàn bà Nga yêu thích việc tìm thấy những đàn ông bất hạnh này. Bà nội tôi yêu người này nhưng bị cha mẹ gả cho người khác. Bà thật sự không thích người đó, bà chẳng muốn sống với người đó chút nào! Bà quyết định rằng, trong nhà thờ, khi linh mục hỏi bà có đồng ý kết hôn với người đàn ông này không, bà sẽ nói không. Nhưng linh mục đang say rượu, nên thay vì hỏi bà câu lý ra phải hỏi, ông chỉ nói, “Con hãy cư xử tử tế dịu dàng với người này, chân anh ta đã bị đông lạnh trong chiến tranh.” Sau đó, bà chỉ có một chọn lựa là kết hôn với người đàn ông đó. Đó là cách bà nội tôi trải qua cuộc đời còn lại của mình với ông nội tôi, “Hãy cư xử tử tế dịu dàng với người này, chân anh ta đã bị đông lạnh trong chiến tranh.”
Hết thảy đàn ông của chúng tôi là người tử đạo. Tất cả họ đều bị hội chứng, hoặc từ chiến tranh hoặc do nhà tù, hoặc từ cuộc sống trong các trại lao động khổ sai. Chiến tranh và trại tù là hai từ ngữ quan trọng nhất trong tiếng Nga -những từ ngữ thật sự Nga! Đàn bà Nga chưa bao giờ có được người đàn ông bình thường. Đàn bà Nga tiếp tục chữa thương những người đàn ông đó, đối xử với họ như những anh hùng, đồng thời cứu vớt họ như con cái. Cho tới hôm nay, đàn bà Nga vẫn tiếp tục giữ vai trò ấy. Liên bang Sô-viết đã sụp đổ, giờ đây chúng tôi có những nạn nhân của sự sụp đổ một đế chế!

Gleb không ưa bị hỏi. Anh làm ra vẻ bạo dạn, thói quen của người tù đang che giấu mọi sự nghiêm trọng đằng sau những câu nói giỡn. Anh không bao giờ nói tới tiếng “tự do” -mà luôn luôn là “chỗ bên ngoài”. Vào những khoảnh khắc hiếm hoi, anh kể chuyện. Nhưng anh kể chúng một cách linh hoạt, rất háo hức, và tôi chỉ cảm thấy niềm hạnh phúc của anh rút ra từ đó. Giống như khi anh đăt bàn tay mình lên những mảnh lốp xe phế thải rồi cột chúng vào đôi ủng nỉ, và anh rất hạnh phúc có được những mảnh vụn ấy lúc tù nhân bị chuyển trại. Vào một thời điểm khác, họ có nửa ba-lô khoai tây. Và tại nơi nào đó ở bên ngoài, trong khi họ đang lao động, có ai đó cho anh một khoanh thịt to. Đêm ấy trong phòng đun nước nóng, họ nấu xúp, và thật ngon lành, rất tuyệt vời. Khi nhà cầm quyền phóng thích anh, họ đưa anh tiền -bồi thường thiệt hại cho cha anh. Họ bảo anh:
“Chúng tôi nợ anh ngôi nhà và đồ đạc trong nhà.”
Nợ được dứt điểm bằng một số tiền khá nhiều. Anh mua một bộ vét-tông mới, áo sơ-mi mới, đôi giày mới và máy chụp hình. Rồi anh đi tới nhà hàng National ngon nhất Moscow. Ở đó, anh gọi các món ăn đắt tiền nhất trên thực đơn, rượu cô-nhắc, và cà phê với món tráng miệng làm riêng theo ý mình. Sau bữa ăn, khi bụng no nê, anh nhờ người nào đó chụp cho anh một bức ảnh trong khoảnh khắc hạnh phúc nhất cuộc đời. Anh nhớ lại:
“Lúc quay về căn hộ của mình trong chúng cư, anh bắt gặp anh đang nghĩ rằng mình không cảm thấy hạnh phúc chút nào. Trong bộ đồ vét đó, với chiếc máy ảnh đó… tại sao ở đó chẳng có chút hạnh phúc nào? Ngay khoảnh khắc đó, những lốp xe và bữa xúp trong phòng đun nước nóng lại trở về với anh.”
Chúng tôi thường tự hỏi: cái gì làm nên hạnh phúc?
Anh sẽ chẳng buông bỏ những năm tháng của mình trong các trại tù để đổi lấy bất cứ cái gì trên trần đời; anh cũng chẳng thay đổi điều gì về cuộc đời mình. Đó là gia tài bí mật của anh. Anh bị bỏ tù từ khi anh mười sáu tuổi cho tới khi anh gần ba mươi. Tôi hỏi anh:
“Nhưng sẽ ra sao nếu họ chẳng bao giờ bắt anh?”
Anh nói giỡn, để tránh trả lời:
“Hẳn anh sẽ là một gã ngố trong chiếc xe thể thao màu đỏ chót.”
Chỉ tới phút cuối, vào thời điểm tận cùng, khi anh ở trong nhà thương, phải chăng đó mới là lần đầu tiên anh thành thực bày tỏ:
“Nó giống như khi em đi vào rạp hát. Từ chiếc ghế của mình nơi khán giả, em xem một truyện thần tiên tuyệt vời -dàn trang trí tỉ mỉ, diễn viên xuất chúng, ánh sang huyền ảo- nhưng khi em đi vào hậu trường, ngay lúc vừa bước chân qua khỏi cánh gà, em thấy những tấm ván bể, những miếng dẻ, những bức sơn dầu bỏ dở, những chai rượu vodka rỗng, những mẩu thức ăn rơi vãi. Ở đó không có truyện thần tiên; nó tối tăm, nhớp nhúa. Nó giống như chuyện anh bị đem vào hậu trường, em hiểu không?”

Chuyến trở về nhà của anh, anh đi xe lửa giường tầng. Con tàu mất hai tuần lễ xuyên Nga. Suốt thời gian đó, anh nằm đó, ở mặt giường tầng trên, sợ bước xuống. Anh chỉ đi ra ngoài hút thuốc, vào ban đêm. Anh sợ bạn đồng hành sẽ cho mình cái gì đó ăn, và anh sẽ ứa nước mắt kể cho họ nghe mọi sự, rồi họ sẽ khám phá ra anh là người đã về từ các trại lao động khổ sai. Các bà con xa của anh đón anh vào nhà. Họ có một cô con gái trẻ. Anh ôm chào cô, và cô ứa nước mắt. Có cái gì đó về anh… Anh là người quá đỗi cô đơn, ngay cả với tôi.
Anh hãnh diện nói với mọi người:
“Giờ đây tôi có một gia đình.”
Anh yêu chuộng cuộc sống gia đình đều đặn của chúng tôi. Nhưng nỗi sợ -bất kể mọi thứ, nỗi sợ, anh không biết làm thế nào sống mà không có nó. Anh thức giấc giữa đêm, người mướt mồ hôi, sợ rằng mình sẽ không hoàn thành cuốn sách (anh đang viết cuốn sách về cha mình), sợ rằng mình sẽ không kiếm được mối dịch thuật mới (anh là dịch giả kỹ thuật từ tiếng Đức), sợ rằng mình sẽ không có khả năng chu cấp cho gia đình. Giả như tôi đột ngột bỏ anh, điều gì sẽ xảy ra? Trước tiên là sợ hãi, rồi tới hổ thẹn vì sợ hãi. Anh đã sống sót trong các trại tù, nhưng trong đời sống dân sự bình thường, một công an cảnh sát đi vượt qua người anh cũng đủ làm anh lên cơn đau tim.

Tôi cho rằng chúng tôi gặp may. Đó là thời điểm quan trọng: perestroika![1]. Nó làm mọi người hân hoan. Tự do hiện hữu trong không khí chúng tôi thở. Giấc mơ trọng đại nhất của anh nay thành sự thật: chủ nghĩa cộng sản sụp đổ. Đây là thời gian của hy vọng lớn lao. Các nhà đối lập của thập niên Sáu mươi [2] – dân chúng có thể bàn tán bất cứ điều gì họ muốn về những vị đó, nhưng tôi, tôi yêu mến hết thảy các vị. Phải chăng lúc đó chúng tôi quá ngây thơ lãng mạn? Đúng! Anh xem báo suốt cả ngày. Sáng sớm, anh chạy ra sạp của Nhà xuất bản Công đoàn cạnh nhà chúng tôi, cầm theo cái túi lớn dùng đi chợ. Anh lắng nghe đài phát thanh và xem truyền hình không ngừng. Lúc đó, mọi người rất điên khùng. Tự do! Từ ngữ ấy tự nó làm ta say. Tất cả chúng tôi lớn lên trong samizdat [3] và tamizdat [4] Hẳn bạn từng nghe cách chúng tôi trò chuyện! Mọi người thường nói rất nhiều! Trong khi tôi nấu bữa trưa hoặc bữa tối, anh ở bên tôi, đọc báo cho tôi nghe: “Susan Sontag [5]: chủ nghĩa cộng sản là chủ nghĩa phát-xít khoác bộ mặt người. Còn cái này nữa… nghe đây…” Đó là cách chúng tôi đọc Berdyayev, Hazek. Chúng tôi đã sống như thế nào trước khi có những cuốn sách và những tờ báo ấy? Nếu chúng tôi đã biết … thì có lẽ mọi sự sẽ khác. Jack London có viết truyện về hiện tượng này. Ai cũng có thể sống gò buộc trong chiếc áo bó, vì ai cũng có thể chịu đựng và quen dần với cái áo bó. Và thậm chí bạn vẫn có thể mơ mộng trong lúc bị bó chặt. Đó là cách chúng tôi đã luôn luôn sống. Vậy giờ đây chúng tôi sẽ sống như thế nào? Tôi không biết, nhưng tôi mường tượng rằng tất cả chúng tôi sắp sửa sống hưng thịnh. Trong thâm tâm, tôi chẳng có chút hoài nghi nào.

Khi tôi biết anh bị ung thư, suốt đêm tôi trằn trọc, đầm đìa nước mắt. Tới sáng, tôi chạy tới nhà thương gặp anh. Anh ngồi trên thành cửa sổ, vàng võ và rất hạnh phúc. Anh luôn luôn hạnh phúc mỗi khi cuộc đời anh thay đổi. Trước tiên nó là các trại tù, kế đến là lưu đày, sau đó là tự do, và rồi như thế này. Cái chết chỉ là một thay đổi khác của tình cảnh.
“Có phải em sợ anh sắp chết?”
“Phải.”
“Vậy thì, trước hết, anh không bao giờ hứa với em rằng anh sẽ bất tử. Kế đó, nó sẽ không sớm như thế đâu!”
“Anh chắc chắn chứ?”
Như thường lệ, tôi tin anh. Tôi liền lau nước mắt và tự thuyết phục mình rằng thời gian sẽ cứu giúp anh lần nữa. Từ đó trở đi tôi không khóc… cho tới tận giờ cuối, tôi không khóc… Tôi đến khu bệnh xá mỗi buổi sáng. Đó là thời điểm tái tạo cuộc sống thường lệ của chúng tôi. Chúng tôi đã thường sống ở nhà, và giờ đây, chúng tôi sống trong nhà thương. Chúng tôi trải qua sáu tháng nữa bên nhau trong khu bệnh ấy.

Anh không còn đọc nhiều. Anh thường xuyên kể chuyện cho tôi nghe hơn. Anh biết kẻ trước kia tố giác anh. Cậu thiếu niên đó từng sống trong nhóm học tập tại Trụ sở Thanh niên Tiền phong. Hoặc người ta đã buộc anh làm, hoặc chính Gleb đã tự ý làm -anh đã viết một bức thư phê phán Stalin và biện hộ cho cha anh, một kẻ thù của nhân dân. Khi thẩm vấn, người hỏi cung đưa cho anh thấy bức thư đó.
Suốt đời mình, Gleb sợ rằng kẻ tố giác anh phát hiện ra anh đã biết. Khi có người nói với anh rằng người tố giác anh về sau có đứa con bị thương tật, anh lại đâm lo: phải chăng đó là quả báo? Thậm chí trong một khoảng thời gian ngắn, người tố giác anh và chúng tôi cùng sống trong một khu phố. Đôi bên thường chạm mặt nhau trên đường phố, trong cửa hàng. Chúng tôi cất tiếng chào nhau. Sau khi Gleb qua đời, tôi kể chuyện đó cho một người bạn chung của cả hai, cô ấy không tin nổi:
“N. sao? Chẳng thể nào! Cậu ấy luôn luôn ca ngợi Gleb.”
Tôi liền nhận ra rằng lý ra mình chẳng nên nói gì cả. Lý do hết sức đơn giản: biết những việc ấy thì nguy hiểm. Các cựu tù chung trại chỉ thỉnh thoảng mới ghé lại; anh không đi tìm họ. Mỗi khi họ tới, tôi thường cảm thấy lạc lõng, như thể họ đến từ một nơi mà tôi không hiện hữu. Họ biết nhiều về anh hơn tôi biết. Tôi thấy anh đã có một kiếp sống khác; nó cũng làm tôi nhận ra rằng phụ nữ có thể kể lại những trải nghiệm nhục nhã của mình, còn đàn ông thì không. Phụ nữ dễ dàng biểu lộ những đau thương vì ở một nơi nào đó sâu thẳm trong lòng họ, họ đã được chuẩn bị để chịu đựng bạo lực – thí dụ như chuyện giao cấu. Mỗi tháng phụ nữ bắt đầu một chu kỳ mới. Những chu kỳ ấy… thiên nhiên luôn phù trợ nàng. Phần lớn những phụ nữ từng là tù nhân trong các trại lao động khổ sai đều độc thân. Tôi ít gặp những cặp vợ chồng mà cả hai đều từng ở tù. Những bí mật của trại tù không gắn bó mà chia cách. Các bạn đồng trại của anh gọi tôi là “bé con.”
Đối với anh, việc sắp chết chẳng mới mẻ gì. Anh không sợ cái chết nhỏ nhen này. Các đại bàng hình sự trong trại thường lấy cướp bánh mì của tù nhân, rồi đánh bài thua hết; tù nhân bị buộc phải ăn nhựa đường trộn với đá dăm. Vô số người chết theo cách đó vì dạ dày của họ bị trét cứng. Còn anh, những lúc ấy ngừng ăn, chỉ uống.
Từ ngưỡng cửa, tôi ngoái nhìn anh; anh vẫy tay chào. Khi tôi quay lại mấy giờ sau, anh hoàn toàn chẳng biết gì nữa. Có vẻ anh đang năn nỉ ai, “Rán đi. Rán nữa đi.” Nhưng cuối cùng anh ngưng bặt, và chỉ nằm đó. Thêm ba ngày nữa, tôi cũng quen dần tình cảnh đó. Anh ở đó, nằm đó, và tôi ở đây, sống đây. Người ta mang vào cho tôi một cái giường, kê kế bên anh. Tiêm thuốc cho anh qua đường tĩnh mạch là việc rất khó; máu anh đang vón cục. Tôi phải cho phép bác sĩ ngưng chữa trị. Rồi anh và tôi bị bỏ lại một mình. Không còn máy móc, không còn bác sĩ, không còn ai tới xem xét chúng tôi nữa. Tôi nằm xuống bên anh. Trời lạnh. Tôi chui vào chăn anh, thiếp ngủ. Khi thức giấc, trong chốc lát tôi nghĩ chúng tôi đang ngủ ở nhà… Tôi sợ không dám mở mắt. Khi mắt mở ra, tôi nhớ chính xác mình đang ở đâu. Tôi bắt đầu lo về anh. Tôi ngồi dậy, đặt bàn tay lên mặt anh. “À, à…” anh nghe ra tôi. Cơn hấp hối bắt đầu, và tôi ngồi ở đó. Giữ bàn tay anh, tôi lắng nghe tiếng đập cuối cùng của trái tim anh. Sau đó, tôi ngồi với anh như vậy trong một thời gian. Rồi tôi gọi y tá, và cô ấy giúp tôi thay áo cho anh. Ánh sáng xanh nhạt, màu xanh anh ưa thích. Tôi hỏi cô:
“Tôi có thể ở đây không?”
“Dĩ nhiên được. Cứ ở lại. Chị không sợ sao?”
Ở đó có gì mà sợ. Tôi biết anh giống như người mẹ biết đứa con của mình. Tới sáng, anh tuyệt đẹp… Nỗi sợ trút thoát khuôn mặt anh, cơn căng thẳng biến mất, mọi điên cuồng của cuộc đời đã tiêu tan. Và tôi bắt đầu để ý tới những đường nét phong nhã và thanh lịch của anh -gương mặt của một hoàng tử! Đó chính mới là anh thật sự! Anh thật sự là như vậy!

Chú thích của người dịch:
[1] perestroika: Tái cấu trúc; cải cách; đổi mới, một phong trào chính trị ở Nga Sô-viết từ thập niên 1980 tới 1991, dưới thời Mikhail Gorbachev. Nó song hành với glanost (cởi mở; công khai).
[2] the Sixties dissidents: Các nhà phản kháng thời băng rã ở Nga Sô-viết trong thập niên 1960, thế kỷ 20. Họ gồm trí thức, văn nghệ sĩ, họa sĩ….
[3] samizdat: Văn bản của người phản kháng, tự xuất bản và bí mật lưu hành trong nước thời Nga Sô-viết.
[4] tamizdat: Văn học và tài liệu cấm, chỉ trích chính quyền, được lén mang ra khỏi nước và lưu hành trên diễn đàn quốc tế.
[5] Susan Sontag (1933–2004), người Mỹ, nhà văn, nhà phê bình, đạo diễn phim, giáo sư và nhà hoạt động chính trị.

*Nguồn: Bài Trick of the Russian Soul, Mục Readings, Harper’s Magazine, June 2016, tt. 11-14.


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          The Brand Split Not to Affect House Shows?   

It’s being speculated that the Brand Split won’t be an issue for Superstars appearing at house shows of the opposite brand. Incidents like Seth Rollins’s appearing at SmackDown Live house show and Brock Lesnar’s upcoming matches with Baron Corbin are just a start and that such instances. It’s expected that it will happen more and more in the future. However, this will only be limited to the House Shows and won’t affect the weekly television in any way.

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           Standalone Villa Resale Luxury Location in Compound Mivida Green 4    
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           in Perfect Location Twin House 406 M in Mivida Valleys For Resale    
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          Science division of White House unstaffed: report   
The last three employees of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) officially left the department last week, leaving the office completely unstaffed, ...
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          White House denies tensions between Trump, Pence staff   
The White House on Saturday denied reports of rifts developing between aides to President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, calling the reports "simply not true."On Friday, McClatchy cited a half-dozen Republica...
          Decorating a Small Bathroom: Ideas & Inspiration for Making the Most of Your Space!   

It’s turning into the summer of bathroom projects at the Jarrett casa! I’m in the middle of painting the ugly red floor tile in one bathroom (I’ll let you know how that goes!) and totally making over the other. My husband wondered why in the world I decided to put two of our bathrooms out of commission at the same time and… I have no clue. But I do know that I need to get moving on knocking both projects out before we have houseguests later this summer because it’s probably kinda tacky to make them walk through our bedroom every time they need […]

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          Chinese Shar-Pei puppies for sale (Oodle) $400   
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          Texas cop killer had criminal record in St. Tammany: report   

The gunman who shot two San Antonio cops Thursday (June 29), killing one and critically wounding the opposite, had an in depth felony historical past in St. Tammany Parish, the San Antonio Categorical Information reported. Andrew Bice, 34, was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail 9 occasions on greater than 30 costs, together with a number of counts of kidnapping and housebreaking, over a 9-yr interval. Police stated Bice opened hearth on two cops after the officers stopped him and one other man on the road, the newspaper reported. Bice shot Officer Miguel Moreno within the head and Officer Julio

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          Material Handler - Sobeys Inc. - Whitby, ON   
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          Andrew Berenyi Jr. added a discussion to the group Bereaved Spouses   
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On the last day of our vacation my husband died.

Frank and I met when I was twenty and we have been together for the last 41 years and married for the last 3 ½ years.  We are both retired and both of us in our early 60’s.  In early May I thought it would be nice to go on a road trip, to break up our routine.   I could tell Frank was ready to go somewhere, but we could not because our cat was going on 20 years old and having a rough time.  We knew his end was near and just didn’t want to leave him.  The night of April 6th we came to the decision to have him put to sleep the next day as he could hardly stand.  That night he died in Frank’s arms. I usually put together our vacations so I put together a two week road trip to Florida leaving May 6th.  We stopped to visit friends in Myrtle Beach and then continued on to Fort Myers Beach for several days.  After that we crossed the state over to Hollywood Beach where we rented a small house that had a nice private pool.  It was very close to the Hollywood Board walk which we discovered on our last trip to the area.  We had a wonderful time and I think it was our best trip yet.  In heading home, we planned stop in Savannah.   We got in early, took a little nap, showered and then called an Uber to take us downtown Savannah.  We had a nice dinner at a restaurant we discovered on our last visit there too.  After walking around a little we called an Uber to head back to our room.  We got back at midnight and put our comfy clothes on.  I got on the lap top and Frank started watching a movie and played on his phone, as he always did.  We turned in about 1:30.  Sometime during the night, I woke up to hear Frank snoring in a very wield manner.  I have to say I had never heard anything quite like it before.  I thought he was snoring and having a dream.  I didn’t think any more about it and just rolled over and went back to sleep.  I woke up early, around 6:20, so that we can get a jump on the free breakfast before everybody else.  I turned over to wake Frank and he wasn’t responding.  I got out of bed and he wasn’t waking up.  He died during the night.  I called the manager and they called EMS, but it was to late.  Unbeknownst to me during the night, is that I woke up in the middle of his being in cardiac arrest.  The weird breathing was his body trying to get oxygen causing what is known as agonal respiration.  He was laboring to breath and gasping for air.  God woke me to attempt to save Frank and I did nothing but roll over and go back to sleep.  Even though a person surviving cardiac arrest in extremely low, it eats at me that I didn’t recognize a problem and try CPR.  I feel I failed Frank.  I feel so guilty!  I always looked out for his well-being and I let him down.  I learned later that morning, after looking a Frank’s phone, that while I was on the lap top, he was doing a Google search on “throat pain and heart attack symptoms”.   He didn’t say a word about it.   He failed me.  I was in a strange area, alone and Frank was dead.   EMS and police were in our room.  After the authorities were done I was permitted to go back into the room.  I sat with Frank on the floor for a while, holding his lifeless hand, waiting for the coroner to come.  It was Sunday May 21st, so it was longer than usual.  Frank was turning blue and his body already starting to deteriorate.  I watched as they placed him in a body bag and it was the worse day of my life.   After they left, I was all alone.  I made a few phone calls.  One to our local funeral home and another to a family member.  It was so awful packing my suitcase then his.  It was awful packing the car then getting into an empty car and driving home for 12 hours straight.  I couldn’t stop, I had to just keep going.  I made it home at midnight.   It was the worst moment of my life again walking into an empty house.  I couldn’t believe that I would never see Frank again.   That whole week was spent making arrangements ending with calling hours and a brief service.   I physically could not eat for a whole week.  I lost 12 pounds.  Since then my life has been numb.  I’ve cried every day for the last 41 days.  I put our satellite service on hold.  I stopped the newspaper.  Nothing seems to be important anymore.   Our home, which was our labor of love now is unimportant and is just plain labor.   My plan at this time is to eventually sell it.  It was ours and I can’t be here without him.  I feel I won’t be able to rebuild my life if I stay here.   I have half good days and half bad days.  Mornings seem the worst.  If I start out depressed I seem to stay that why.  I hate being here alone.  Even if I am with someone else.  It may temporally take my mind off things.  But, I am still alone in my head.  The loss and loneness is so great.  Some days it’s unbearable.  I have been reading bereavement books, journaling, visiting websites and spending hours on the phone with family and friends.  I think it’s helping.  But, on some days I keep falling back into the grief pit.  The pain feels like it’s never going to end.  Frank was my life.See More

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          Hotel receptionist committed suicide in Jaipur   

A 35-year-old hotel receptionist allegedly committed suicide after jumping from the roof of his house under Sadar police headquarters area of the city late on Thursday night.

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The deceased was identified by Sadar police headquarters as one Ramavtar Sharma, an occupant of Tonk who worked at a hotel in Jaipur. “He worked at a hotel in Gopal Bari, late on Thursday night he was seen jumping from the roof of his home,” Hanuman Sahai, investigation officer told to media, adding that Sharma was hurried to the hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Sharma reportedly had vomited a few times before he went on the roof and bounced. “A shopkeeper opposite his room saw him jumping from the roof. The people informed the police about the occurrence and called up an ambulance to surge him to the hospital,” included an official.

His body was given over to his relatives after the post-mortem. However, kin of expired guaranteed Sharma died under mysterious circumstances; consequently, a test must be set up to investigate his death. However, the city police said that prima facie evidence and autopsy report suggests that Sharma had committed suicide.

“We will record the announcements of his parents and other individuals who knew Sharma. As of now we suspect it to be a case of suicide. However, we will carry out a comprehensive probe into the case,” a senior official stated, including that last rites of the deceased were performed at his native town in Tonk.

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          Married at 8, Rajasthan woman scripts NEET success story 13 Years Later   

She was married off at the young age of eight, however that never deterred Rupa Yadav from pursuing her dream of turning into a doctor. Presently 21, she has secured an all-India rank of 2,612 – scoring 603 marks in the current year’s National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET).

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Her husband and brother by marriage, both ranchers, additionally supported her all along, even driving an auto to meet the education costs, disregarding villagers’ disparaging remarks.

Born into a poverty-ridden farmer’s home in Kareri town of Jaipur region, Ms Yadav, then a student of class III, and her senior sister Rukma, were married to Shankarlal, who was then 12, and his elder sibling Babulal, respectively.

After her class X exams, in which she scored 84% marks, her better half and brother -in-law helped her continue her studies.

Ms Yadav continued to excel again scoring 84% in class XII exam, and managed household chores at the same time.

The same year, she enlisted herself for a B Sc course and furthermore showed up for the AIPMT examination, securing an all India rank of 23,000. “Despite the fact that I didn’t qualify for a good government medical college, the AIPMT marks encouraged my better half and brother – in-law to send me to Kota for preparing for MBBS entrance test,” Ms Yadav said.

A year ago she showed up for NEET yet fell short of achieving her goal. The next year, with a scholarship from her coaching institute, she at last cleared the hurdle.

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          Delhi University releases second cut off list, details here   

Delhi University (DU) has released the second cut off list and this year too beat top in the sought after colleges have already filled up. Lady Shri Ram College of Women has shut admission process for subjects like Economics, History, Sociology, BCom, Mathematics and Statistics in the unreserved (UR) category. Likewise BA (Hons.) Economics admission is over for the UR category at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), and the second cut off for OBC category is 95.75.

DU Second Cut Off List: Many Top Colleges/Courses Have More Than 95 Per Cent Cut Off

Cut offs for BA Honors English, Journalism, Political Science and BA Honors Psychology in Lady Shri Ram College for Women are 97.5 and 98.25 respectively. At Shri Ram College of Commerce, the cut off for BCom Honors course is 97.5. The same trend can be found at other leading colleges like Miranda House, Hansraj College, Ramjas College and Hindu College.

SRCC is one of the top ranked commerce colleges in the nation and has been in the spotlight for last couple of years for setting unusually high cut off for B.Com. (Honors). This year, however, the cut off has not reached the touchdown mark of 100% similar to the case in 2011. This year in its first cut off for B.Com. (Honours) and BA (Hons) Economics which was published on June 23, SRCC kept the marks at 97.75%. Read: SRCC Releases Second Cut-Off, 0.25 Dip For BCom Honors

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          Terrorists holed up inside building in Kashmir’s Anantnag, Woman dies in crossfire   

A major gun battle is in progress between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag since early this morning. A lady was murdered in crossfiring between security forces and terrorists holed up inside a house in the area, police said.

“Security forces were fired at when they launched an operation in Batpora town after a tip-off about the terrorists hiding in a house. In the cross firing, the lady was injured and later succumbed to her wounds,” the police said.

Tahira Begum, 44, sustained wounds amid the encounter and was rushed to the district hospital, however she couldn’t be saved, authorities said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Brenti-Batpora early today after they got information about the presence of at least three terrorists including Basheer Lashkari, a top Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, who is believed to be the behind the killing of Kashmiri cop Feroz Ahmed Dar and five other cops.

The official said the search operation transformed into an encounter after the terrorists, who he said were using residents as human shields, opened fire on security forces. Clashes have erupted and there are reports of stone throwing in the area.

“Some terrorists are still stayed in the house. Efforts are ongoing to take out the civilians,” police said.

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          Indian-American detained for shooting ex-wife and killing her husband   

An Indian-American man wanted for shooting his previous wife and murdering her husband was captured here, authorities said.

Sayantan Ghose, 41, was captured at a border checkpoint close Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Thursday and was accused of the murder of Clarence Wayne Harris II and an aggravated assault of Harris` spouse Amanda, police authorities said.

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The shooting was accounted for around 9 p.m. on Wednesday at a home in Mayhill Ridge Lane amid a contention amongst Ghose and the two occupants, ABC-owned TV channel KTRK announced.

As indicated by the League City police, officers found the assemblage of Clarence Wayne Harris II, who had been shot seven times, lying in the garage before the house.

Amanda Harris, Ghose`s ex, was likewise discovered experiencing two gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The police said that there was a party at the house and that sooner or later the man and lady started contending with Ghose, which prompted the shooting.

In an oath, Amanda Harris said she called the police right away before 9 p.m. She told police that she would make a citizen capture since her ex, Ghose, was at her doorstep.

The lady additionally told the police that Ghose had been stalking her for quite a long time. A bail of $150,000 was set for Ghose.

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          10 ways you're wasting money at the supermarket   

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The INSIDER Summary:

  • You may not realize it, but there's a strategy to grocery shopping that will save you lots of cash.
  • Shopping on Wednesday nights is best.
  • Never shop hungry. In fact, chewing on mint gum is a good idea while shopping.


If you're anything like the average American, your grocery shopping strategy probably consists of opening the fridge, noticing it's empty, and then stocking up with whatever you need, even if none of the items on your list are on sale. As you probably guessed, this shopping method will not be kind to your bank account.

While you may have heard of extreme couponing, there are less exhausting ways to save money at the supermarket.  

Here are the mistakes you're making when you shop for groceries, and how to fix them:

Coming in without a list

Meal prep is key here. If you plan your meals for the week ahead of time, you'll walk in with a plan and be less likely to stray from your list by compulsively grabbing pricey snacks or random ingredients that will sit in the back of your pantry unused. 

Going to the store hungry

This is probably a no-brainer, but always eat a meal before going to the supermarket. Nothing good comes out of a shopping trip when you're starving. Another tip from Lifehacker suggests chewing mint gum while you shop so you're less likely to fall victim to the store's scent marketing tactics (yes, that actually exists).

Being too lazy to use coupons

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We're not suggesting you make coupon-clipping a competitive sport like those extreme couponers, but there are several insider tips you can learn from them. The Krazy Coupon lady advises buying your groceries at multiple stores to find the best discount, and to remember that certain chains take competitor coupons. She also suggests downloading money-saving apps like Ibotta and Checkout51. 

Shopping on the weekend or in the morning

Believe it or not, there are better days and times to shop. Most people do their grocery shopping on a weekend so they can prep ahead of time, but mid-week is when products with short shelf lives like meat and dairy go on sale. Plus, there are more discounts as the day wears on and stores need to get rid of perishables. Your best bet is to shop on a Wednesday night, says Lifehacker. 

Ignoring sale cycles

Sales at supermarkets aren't random; they run in 12-week cycles. Stop being shocked at the price of meat when you walk in the door by learning the ebb and flow of sale cycles. You can see an example of a month-to-month sale calendar from Krazy Coupon Lady here. Another tip is always buy produce that's in season: it's cheaper and usually fresher. 

Not buying in bulk

There's a reason why Costco is so popular. Buying in bulk is (generally) cheaper. The best items to buy in bulk are non-perishables like paper goods (toilet paper, napkins, paper plates, etc.), and cases of water, according to Spoon University. 

Buying everything in bulk

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Just because you can buy almost anything in bulk, doesn't mean you should. After all, you'll probably waste a lot of food and your house will start to look like an episode of "Hoarders." If you always check unit prices, you'll find that certain foods like cereal or frozen foods are cheaper in smaller rather than larger quantities, Quick and Dirty Tips advises.

Buying all brand names

Certain products can't be replaced by the generic store brand like Oreos, Coca-Cola and name brand ice cream. But who cares if you're buying Kleenex or "Generic Tissue?" Household cleaning products are perfectly fine to buy off-brand as well. 

Not knowing how much your food should be worth off-hand

Quick! What's a fair price for a gallon of milk in your neck of the woods? If you don't know off the top of your head, you may be paying more than you should. Lifehacker suggests keeping a price book so you don't fall for fake sales where overpriced products are going for what looks like a great deal, when they're actually discounted to a normal price. 

Looking at shelves that are eye-level or above

Here's a little-known tip: cheaper items are usually stocked on the bottom shelves, whereas your expensive items will be stocked at eye-level. Why? Unless you're in the know, the average consumer will unknowingly spend more just by shopping by line-of-sight. 

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To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

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~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

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In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
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Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

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Adam Green
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com


          Cottonwood West, UTAH Reason #192 Why Outsourcing Your Happi.com Liposome Personal Care Product Development (Cleanser) with Utah-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (WasatchContractManufacturing.com) Is a Wise Cosmetic Decision   

Cottonwood West, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

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Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/cottonwood-west-utah-reason-192-why-outsourcing-your-happicom-liposome-personal-care-product-development-cleanser-with-utah-based-wasatch-labs-wasatchcontractmanufacturingcom-is-a-wise-cosmetic-decision-825864.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com


          Cottonwood Heights, UTAH Reason #193 Why Sourcing Your Happi.com Liposome Skin Care Product Development (Moisturizer) with Utah-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (www.WasatchContractManufacturing.com) is a Wise Cosmetic Decision   

Cottonwood Heights, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

Thanks for Stopping By – WPG – HOME Tab
https://vimeo.com/75658706

Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/cottonwood-heights-utah-reason-193-why-sourcing-your-happicom-liposome-skin-care-product-development-moisturizer-with-utah-based-wasatch-labs-wwwwasatchcontractmanufacturingcom-is-a-wise-cosmetic-decision-825865.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com


          Whitefly in the greenhouse ...Help!   
I wonder if anyone has any experience of using parasitic wasps, Encarsia formosa? They seem quite expensive, so how effective are they, when is it best to introduce them? Will I need to keep buying new stocks or is it possible to establish a balance between them and the whitefly which keeps the whitefly down to an acceptable level? or perhaps someone can recommend another way of controlling the pests. I grow tomatoes, cucumber, strawberries in the greenhouse as well as overwinter many plants including fuchsia, hydrangea, dahlia, pelargonium and raise early seeds of all sorts of things. Cheers Nell
          A close-up view of Gravity - A   

Azza Fahmy, Creative Director of the premier luxury Egyptian jewelry house Azza Fahmy Jewellery, will collaborate with Karmbuild on building the KarmSolar Sahl Hasheesh Campus Headquarters. KarmSolar, the fastest-growing solar technology company in Egypt, will unveil the project during its first annual forum on December 8 during the RiseUp Summit satellite event held at the Falaki Theatre at the American university in Cairo .


          Box office: 'Despicable Me 3' sets $83 million heist, 'Baby Driver' in second   
Everything seems to be going to Universal's plan as "Despicable Me 3" eyes an $83 million opening. The fourth film in the Minions universe is expected to easily win Independence Day weekend over fellow new entries, "Baby Driver" and "The House."

Illumination-Universal's animated threequel ended Friday with an impressive $29 million from 4,529 theaters, meaning it could end the holiday weekend with as much as $83.5 million. With $4.1 million coming from Thursday night previews alone, if the third "Despicable Me" movie continues on this course, it could open as the sixth highest-grossing domestic project of 2017 -- behind "Beauty and the Beast," "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," "Wonder Woman," "Fate of the Furious," and "Logan."

"Despicable Me 3" stars Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, and franchise newbie Trey Parker ("South Park") as '80s-obsessed villain Balthazar Bratt.

Also on track for an impressive debut is Edgar Wright's "Baby Driver" from Sony. The action IP over-performed on Friday, taking in just under $6 million from 3,226 locations. Ansel Elgort has already clinched second place, but if he keeps up this momentum, "Baby Driver" could end Sunday at $19 million. It's also well on its way to being a career-best for director Wright.

While both "Baby" and "Despicable" have A- CinemaScores, the former is a critical darling with a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as opposed to the latter's 63 percent.

Unfortunately, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler were not able to raise the roof as much when it came to "The House." The Warner Bros., New Line, and Village Roadshow comedy only raked in $3.3 million on Friday, putting it at No. 5 for its first frame. But don't bet against them completely -- "The House" is still expected to at least hit eight digits with just over $10 million by end of day Sunday.

"Transformers: The Last Knight" and "Wonder Woman" continued to show their summer box office dominance, placing third and fourth, respectively, in their second and fifth frames. Both films took in about $4.5 million on Friday, but "Transformers" is expected to come out on top this weekend with $16 million, over "Wonder Woman's" $15 million.

"Cars 3," "47 Meters Down," "The Beguiled," "The Mummy," and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" round out the top 10.

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