conductor and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy
Weird Hill from xkcd
4 Ways to Detect Media Bias and Step Out of the Partisan Bubble.
Virtually All Major US Drinking Water Sources Likely Contaminated With PFAS.
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The forgotten assassination of MLK’s mother Alberta King in 1974.
How do you keep that Christmas Eve feeling?
The Day That Changed Everything. The subhead: “They lost the biggest N.J. high school football game ever played.”
How to treat tennis elbow.
Komodo dragon destroyed BBC camera by trying to have sex with it.
The Critical Importance of Church Choirs.
Can’t find a marriage record? Try looking for a “Gretna Green” marriage location.
Jack Burns, R.I.P.
Every guest star on the TV series
Cannon, starring William Conrad. CBS, 1971 to 1976, 122 episodes. Inequality
World’s 2,153 billionaires hold more wealth than poorest 4.6 billion combined.
Rising inequality affecting 70% of the world.
Americans’ Drinking, Drug Use, Despair Wiping Out Life Expectancy Gains.
Structural Racism in Medicine Worsens the Health of Black Women and Infants.
Healthcare Algorithms Are Biased, and the Results Can Be Deadly.
IRS grabs the money.
The Liberation of Auschwitz: January 27, 1945.
Joe Kubert’s Yossel. Work
Illegal Interview Questions You Thought Were Harmless.
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FTC Received Nearly 1.7 Million Fraud Reports, and FTC Lawsuits Returned $232 Million to Consumers in 2019.
Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.
– Paul Tillich Books, language, and librarians
Proposed Book Banning Bill in Missouri Could Imprison Librarians.
How One Librarian Tried to Squash Goodnight Moon.
Writing a book series.
You can write “embedded” but you can’t write “imbedded.”
English Needs a Word for the Relationship Between Your Parents and Your In-Laws.
The 5th Annual Tucker Awards for Excellence in Swearing. IMPOTUS
Expansive Executive Privilege Claims Pose Serious Constitutional Crisis.
The Imperial Presidency Is Alive and Well.
He Boasts Of Obstruction At Davos Press Conference.
Doral Resort Spikes Its Room Rates Ahead Of His RNC Visit.
The Surreal Logic of the China Trade Deal.
“Reckless” Decision to Loosen Firearm Exports Regulations.
The Cost of an Incoherent Foreign Policy.
His Supporters And The Denial Of Reality.
Ten Principles that Unify Democrats (and most of the country). Now I Know
This Is The Poem That Never Ends. It Just Goes On And On, My Friends. and The Town With No Name and What To Do When Iguanas Fall From the Sky and How a Rock Band Helped Runaway Kids Find Their Way Home and It’s Art Because Someone Says It Is and Why Do Bakers Have Bigger Dozens? and Behold the Power of Dried Plums. MUSIC
That Don – Randy Rainbow.
On the retirement of conductor and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy: conducting
Debussy’s La Mer; playing Rach and Bach and more.
The Neil Peart Tribute and Rush Cover Story III.
The Golden Spinning Wheel by Antonin Dvorak.
Tall Skinny Papa– Annie & The Hedonists [Caffè Lena Late Night Sessions]
All About Falling In Love – MonaLisa Twins
Fiddler on the Roof:
Dear, Sweet Sewing Machine – Motel (Adam Kantor) and Tzeitel (Alexandra Silber) and Tradition – Tevye is Anthony Warlow, production done in Australia.
How Long Has This Been Going On – Audrey Hepburn, from Funny Face.
The Inner Light – The Beatles.
The yacht buyers in New York state got a tax break.
The few who understand the system, will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages…will bear its burden without complaint, and perhaps without suspecting that the system is inimical to their best interests. — Rothschild Brothers of London communiqué to associates in New York June 25,
Is it me, or has the blatant disregard for the lesser people economically in the society, to the advantage of the well-to-do, become more painfully obvious of late? Of course, it’s been around a long while in the United States; I’ve seen the Gilded Age mansions. But in recent decades,
income inequality is not just on the rise, but in full gallop mode.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was on The Daily Show Continue reading “The rich are not like you and me. They’re rich.”
Kentucky is arguing a philosophy that was struck down by SCOTUS nearly 50 years ago.
A friend of mine posted something on Facebook about some local bit of bigotry; there are so many, I can’t keep track. At some level, I become a tad inured, which I reckon is not a good thing. Still, these news stories caught my attention.
Tom Cotton Says Critics Of Indiana Should Get ‘Perspective,’ Be Thankful State Doesn’t Execute Gays. It’s amazing! Before he organized that letter that was signed by 47 Republican senators that was sent to Iran during the US government’s negotiations with that country, I didn’t even know who he was.
Now I do recognize the name and face of the freshman senator from Arkansas, but not for any good or noble reasons.
BTW, that so-called Religious Freedom
Indiana law was well explained on FOX News. Seriously
ITEM: Lawyers for
the state of Kentucky actually put this in legal papers:
“Kentucky’s marriage laws are not facially discriminatory to gays and lesbians based upon their sexual orientation. Continue reading “The struggle is long, and its path uneven”