Moonstone Necklace, Rainbow Moonstone, Oxidized Sterling Silver - "Moonspear" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse   

39.50 USD

"Moonspear." A magical rainbow moonstone necklace featuring a lovely, AAAA grade rainbow moonstone marquise on an oxidized sterling silver chain and a twisted oxidized sterling silver ring.

The flash on this rainbow moonstone is a beautiful blue/purple against an icy white base, and the dark silver provides a perfect complement. Rainbow moonstone is the stone of love and wish fulfillment, and is said to guide and protect us through all of life’s journeys. This would be a lovely and thoughtful gift for anyone you care about, including you!

The pendant is just over 1 and 1/8 inches long, including the ring. The chain is about 17 inches long, including an oxidized sterling silver lobster claw clasp. We can easily adjust the length if you like, though—just let us know in the ‘message to seller’ box when you order.

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          Moonstone Necklace, Rainbow Moonstone, Butterfly Necklace - "Chrysalis" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse   

42.50 USD

"Chrysalis." This magical necklace features an exquisitely detailed butterfly pendant accented with a beautiful, AAAA grade rainbow moonstone marquise. This gorgeous pendant hangs from an oxidized sterling chain accented with icy moonstone rondelles. The rainbow moonstone is such a stunner, with lovely blue fire. The dark patina on the metal is a gorgeous contrast.

The butterfly is about 5/8 of an inch long. The moonstone teardrop is just over half an inch long. The necklace itself is about 17 inches long), with a lobster claw clasp. We can easily adjust the length if you like; just let us know in the 'message to seller' box when you order. Chain, clasp and wire are oxidized sterling silver. Butterfly is natural brass with a permanent black patina.

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          Moonstone Necklace, Rainbow Moonstone, Green Aventurine, Oxidized Sterling Silver - "Moonleaf" by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse   

37.50 USD

"Moonleaf." This exquisite necklace features a stunning, AAAA grade rainbow moonstone teardrop, accented with a pretty green aventurine round on an oxidized sterling silver chain. This rainbow moonstone is absolutely gorgeous, with pale blue and aqua fire. The dark patina on the sterling silver brings out the wonder of this top quality stone, and the leafy green of the aventurine is a beautiful complement.

The pendant is just over an inch long. The necklace is about 17 inches long, but we can easily adjust the length if you like; just put your request in the 'message to seller' box when you order. All metal is oxidized silver, including a lobster claw clasp.

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          Labradorite Necklace with Green Quartz on Oxidized Sterling Silver - Woodleaf by CircesHouse on Etsy by CircesHouse   

37.50 USD

"Woodleaf." This lovely necklace features a beautiful green-gold flash labradorite accented with luscious green quartz rondelles and hanging on a delicate oxidized sterling silver chain. The flash of this labradorite is great, green with a hint of gold. The dark patina on the sterling silver brings out the flash of this top quality stone. For those interested in gemstone lore, labradorite is a stone of creativity, protection and healing. Green aventurine is a stone that aids creativity and mental clarity. This would be a lovely and thoughtful gift for anyone you care about--including yourself!

The pendant is about an inch and a half long, including the wire bail. The necklace is about 17 inches long, but we can easily adjust the length if you like; just put your request in the 'message to seller' box when you order. The clasp is an oxidized silver lobster claw. All metal is oxidized sterling silver.

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Dear Diary

Dear Diary」(디아・다이어리)은, BONNIE PINK의 11장째의 오리지날 앨범.2010년 10월 6일 발매.발매원래는 워너뮤직・재팬.CD코드는 첫회 한정반이 WPZL-30212/4, 통상반이 WPCL-10847.

Dear Diary
  • GULA Studio(1.,10.)
  • KONG Studio(4.,12.,14.,15.)
  • Freedom Studio(3.,6.)
  • Rodriguez Room(3.,6.)
  • Gymnasium Studios(9.)
  • Canterbury Music Company(5.,7.,11.,13.)
  • Rodriguez Room(vocal만 1.,4.,8.,9.,10.,12.,14.,15.)
장르 J-POP
라벨 워너뮤직・재팬
프로듀스 Burning Chicken(1.,10.)
Tore Johansson(4.,12.,14.,15.)
Curly Giraffe(8.)
James Bryan(5.,7.,11.,13.)

차트 최고 순위
  • 주일 7위(오리콘)
  • 데일리 6위(오리콘[1])
  • 2010년 10월도 월간 32위(오리콘)
  • 2010년도 연간 334위(오리콘)
  • 등장 회수 7회(오리콘)
Dear Diary
Back Room -BONNIE PINK Remakes-
「Dear Diary」수록의 싱글
  1. Morning Glory
    릴리스: 2010년 1월 11일
  2. Is This Love?
    릴리스: 2010년 5월 5일
  3. 가이토
    릴리스: 2010년 9월 22일
템플릿을 표시



전작의 오리지날 앨범 「ONE」으로부터 1년 5개월만이 되는 오리지날 앨범.데뷔 15주년을 기념하여 15곡으로 구성되어 있어 과거의 앨범 제작에 관계한 프로듀서, 뮤지션에게 참가받아 제작했다.또 자신처음이 되는 캐나다에서의 레코딩도 감행.캐나다 이외의 레코딩은 해외의 프로듀서와 데이터로의 교환으로 실시해, 본인은 국내에서 보컬・레코딩을 행하고 있다.

본앨범의 타이틀의 유래는, 수록곡의 가사를 다시 읽었는데 자신에게 향해서 노래하고 있는 것 같은 사가 많아, 자신이 자신에게 향해서 말을 거는 것은"일기"다라고 생각했기 때문에.영어권의 사람들은 일기의 서두에"Dear Diary"라고 쓰는 일도 유래하고 있는[2].첫회 한정반의 수록곡이 15곡인 것은, 우연히 커플링곡이 15곡이었으므로 라이브 영상도 15곡으로 했다는 일[3].

첫회 한정반은 특수 패키지 사양이 되어 있어, 1996년부터 2009년까지 발매된 싱글커플링곡을 수록한 CD 「BONNIE PINK B-side collection(1996 - 2009)」라고, 2009년에 행해진 「TOUR 2009"ONE"파이널 at아카사카 BLITZ」의 라이브 영상이 수록된 DVD가 부속.

첫회반・통상판의 첫회 프레스반공통의 구입 특전으로서 2010년 11월 2일~12월 3일에 행해지는 「BONNIE PINK TOUR 2010 "Dear Diary"」의 티켓 선행 예약 정보가 게재되고 있었다.또, 본앨범의 선행 싱글 「가이토」라고 더블 구입 특전으로서 본인 직필 사인들이의 아날로그반이 추첨으로 150명에게 선물 되는 응모권이 붙어 있었다.



(전작사・작곡:BONNIE PINK)

  1. Is This Love? [3:53]
    편곡:Burning Chicken
  2. Morning Glory [3:37]
    편곡:스즈키 마사토Tore Johansson
  3. Cookie Flavor [3:33]
  4. 빈틈 KILLER [4:08]
    편곡:Tore Johansson
  5. Hurricane [3:40]
    편곡:James Bryan
  6. Find A Way [4:15]
  7. Home Sweet Home [4:24]
    편곡:James Bryan
  8. Many Moons Ago [4:25]
    편곡:Curly Giraffe
  9. World Peace [3:51]
  10. Birthday Girl [3:58]
    편곡:Burning Chicken
  11. Here I Am [4:12]
    편곡:James Bryan
  12. 가이토 [4:10]
    편곡:Tore Johansson
    • BONNIE PINK 15주년 기획 릴레이식 쇼트 무비 「훌라 레라」주제가
  13. Grow [3:14]
    편곡:James Bryan
  14. 유성[4:50]
    편곡:Tore Johansson
  15. 나미나미[4:34]
    편곡:Tore Johansson


  • 「BONNIE PINK B-side collection(1996 - 2009)」
  1. 거품이 되었다[4:56]
    1996년 발매「Surprise!」수록
  2. Bubble Gum [3:32]
    2001년 발매「Thinking Of You」수록
  3. Friends, Aren't We? [4:39]
    1996년 발매「Do You Crash?」수록
  4. One Night With Chocolate [2:54]
    1996년 발매「Do You Crash?」수록
  5. Passion Fruit [3:21]
    2001년 발매「Take Me In」수록
  6. 이길 수 없는 것[3:23]
    1996년 발매「Do You Crash?」, 1997년 발매「It's gonna rain!」수록
  7. Let's Kiss And Make Up [3:45]
    1997년 발매「Heaven's Kitchen」수록
  8. What about me? [3:33]
    2001년 발매「Take Me In」수록
  9. The Last Thing I Can Do [3:19]
    1998년 발매「Forget Me Not」수록
  10. That's what it's all about [3:11]
    2001년 발매「Thinking Of You」수록
  11. You and I [3:08]
    2009년 발매「Joy/Happy Ending」수록
  12. New York [3:43]
    2000년 발매「You Are Blue, So Am I」수록
  13. Pump It Up! [4:06]
    2008년 발매「종을 울려」수록
  14. Free [5:25]
    2006년 발매「A Perfect Sky」수록
  15. good-bye [3:35]
    1998년 발매「개와 달」수록


  1. Rock You Till the Dawn
  2. 퓨샤퓨샤퓨샤
  3. 망상 LOVER
  4. Princess Incognito
  5. Won't Let You Go
  6. One Last Time
  7. Try Me Out
  9. 비밀
  10. Joy
  11. Get on the Bus
  12. 종을 울려
  13. Happy Ending
  14. 이길 수 없는 것
  15. Last Kiss (어쿼스틱 Ver.)


  1. ^ 2010년 10월 5일, 6 일자.
  2. ^「Talking Rock!」2010년 11월호 인터뷰의 본인 코멘트
  3. ^TV Japan」2010년 10월호 인터뷰의 본인 코멘트

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          Montana Map - Map Art - High Res DIGITAL IMAGE of a 1930s Vintage Picture Map - Turquoise Aqua - Charming & Fun by SaturatedColor   

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The original map I scanned was once part of a 1931 text book. It's unusual because it depicts the topography of the state, a bit of its history, major cities, agricultural and industrial pursuits with sketches in lieu of printed words. The map is in shades of teal, black and cream. I think it would be fun to frame several of these maps and display them in a group. For instance, a group might include your home state, states you've resided in, visited on vacation or a honeymoon, etc.

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          "The Flight" Chapter 2 of Apurvai, a travelogue by P.L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
Many years ago, I translated chapter 1 from the 1960 book. You don't HAVE TO read it to follow this chapter, but it is recommended. Unlike my other translations which were done from audio files of PuLa narrating his work, this one has been done from the actual book. So even Marathis who've never read the book will find something new here. 

To set the stage a little, in this chapter, PuLa describes the experience of his first ever international flight. Based on the references to the Suez Crisis, I'm guessing it happened in 1956 or 1957. So almost 60 years ago! I was surprised to learn of the sheer number of stopovers flights had to make in those days. It is indeed a different era. But so much of what he writes resonated with me in terms of my experiences with international flights. Which is why I chose to translate this although it isn't as ROFLMAO funny as the previous chapter.

Usual caveats - Much of PuLa's humor comes from how he played with the Marathi language, and it can get lost in translation. But his observations and descriptions stay relevant even 55 years later.

Our flight to London from Santa Cruz airport was scheduled for 11 PM on August 20th. It wasn't my first time flying, but it was the first time I was flying to another country, that too on a huge airplane. I had been told to reach the airport about an hour before the flight. Even if I hadn't been told this, I would've gone there two hours before. Because even when I am taking an M.S.M. train (or as you kids today call it, Southern Railway), I go to the station an hour early. Even if I have a reserved seat. 

I find it convenient to allow that buffer for unforeseen but predictable events like getting on the wrong train, not being able to find my compartment, taxi to the station breaking down, heavy rain causing waterlogging, forgetting some important stuff at home and realizing it halfway to the station, forgetting to fill the water bottle, and of course, panicking every few minutes thinking that I have either forgotten the ticket at home or lost it. 

And of course, Indian Railways regularly contributes with unforeseen but predictable events of its own. Just as you've spread out a sheet on your berth and laid down, a railways employee comes and says the compartment has some problems, so we need to shift to another one. It takes about 45 minutes to find a porter, find the replacement compartment, and move all the luggage. It turns out that if you turn the lights on, the fan stops working, and if you turn the fan on, the lights stop working. Finally both are fixed, and when you go to the bathroom, there is no water in the compartment. So you have to stay awake till Lonand to find a guard and complain about it. If you're lucky, it'll get fixed by the time the train reaches Nira. Or then wait till Miraj at 5 AM so you can use the bathroom on the station. 

So even if you go very early to the station, there's no guarantee that your rail journey will be pleasant. I wonder if we are destined to ever get railways that take the responsibility of passenger comfort seriously. Until then, there are only two ways to travel without any problems - on foot like Vinoba Bhave or by air.

Or so I thought.

When I bought my tickets at the Air India office, the lady behind the counter had told me to reach the airport at 9 PM. And then, flashing me a disarming smile, suggested that I call the airline before leaving to make sure the plane wasn't delayed. So just as we were about to leave, I remembered that smile and mentioned this to the huge contingent of friends, family, and neighbors gathered at our house to bid us farewell.

"Haha, don't be an idiot! It's a plane, not an ST bus to be delayed. Airlines operate with second-by-second precision!"

A friend, who had never traveled an inch north of Malad or south of Kala Ghoda, said making me feel like an idiot in front of everyone. This guy has always had this publicly dismissive attitude towards me. I don't know why I am still friends with him. When I told him I was being sent to England by Doordarshan, his first reaction was,

"You??? Why??? Looks like the government has too much money to waste!"

When I first wore the suit mentioned in the previous chapter, he laughed and said I looked like a trumpeter from one of the Dhobi Talao wedding bands. Totally unnecessary snark. But he can't help it. So even though he had no first hand experience on the matter, he stayed true to his nature and ridiculed me for wondering if I should call the airline to check the flight status.

My wife called the airline office anyway. And we came to know that because the incoming plane from Tokyo hadn't reached yet, our flight was delayed by two hours. 

I winced. The idea of sitting in Mumbai's humidity for two more hours wearing a three piece suit, that noose-like tie, those damned expensive Chinese shoes, the nylon socks bought after the Middle East cooled down, and a thick coat meant for England's cold weather, was unbearable. I was tempted to take off all my clothes (except for one) and cal the whole thing off. 

"So....will the plane depart exactly two hours later than scheduled?"

Someone from the annoyingly large farewell contingent asked, and that question suddenly made our house explode into a pointless deliberation that made it resemble a legislative body debating a useless resolution.

"Will the plane leave two hours later or do you go to the airport two hours later?"

"But does two hours really mean two hours?"

"But what does a plane coming from Tokyo have to do with an Air India flight going to London?"

"Let's say the plane reaches earlier than estimated......will it still leave two hours late or earlier than that?"

"Let's say that Tokyo flight is delayed by four hours instead, will your flight leave two hours late or four hours late?"

"Someone told me that last week a flight scheduled for midnight eventually departed after dawn. Is that true?"

"Are you sure it's a plane from Tokyo? Maybe it's Kyoto."

"I just called a friend of mine who works in a restaurant at the airport. He says there is some mechanical problem in this plane, and the Tokyo plane thing is just an excuse."

"So the flight might get cancelled?"

"Do they have a replacement plane? How many planes does All India Radio have anyway?"

"It's Air India, not All India Radio."

"Yeah, same difference."

"Mechanical problems......that's scary!"

"You both have life insurance, right?"

"Remember the plane that crashed at Cairo five years ago? My boss' nephew was on it. His wife got two million as compensation!"

"I've heard you can buy life insurance at the airport."

All this nonsense from people who had nothing to do with our travel whatsoever. I prayed to god to rescue me from this plane chaos by sending the plane he sent for Sant Tukaram. 

"I'm telling you guys. Instead of spending the two hours sitting at home, spend them sitting at the airport. Let's say they repair the plane early and it leaves before time. What are you going to do? It's not like you can catch it on the way. It's not the Barshi-Pandharpur passenger train. Hehehehe!"

So finally, following the over-cautious traditions of my train journeys, we reached the airport at 9:30 PM for a plane that was scheduled to depart at 1:30 AM. Some of my other friends and colleagues were at the airport already to see me off. They either didn't know that the plane was delayed, or even if they knew, they were aware of my over-cautious traditions. 

All my friends at the airport made me feel very awkward and also emotional by showering me with so many garlands and bouquets, that the airport officials thought I was a politician. And I had an epiphany at that moment - the greatest wealth in my life is my friends. If wealth were to be measured in friendships, I am probably richer than Tata-Birla combined. I have so many dear friends in so many walks of life! And so many of them had come late at night and out of the way to the airport to see me off. 

I felt touched but also embarrassed. Firstly, I still wasn't sure I could pull off the suit-boot look. Having such a huge audience for it felt weird. And then there were these garlands and bouquets. I was overwhelmed. I have gotten used to getting such attention at functions and award shows and suchlike. But on this occasion, I was feeling like I had an emotional debt to pay off. Just popping by to say goodbye is one thing, but these guys had come all the way to the airport!

My embarrassment was compounded by the fact that I hadn't really done or achieved anything to deserve all the attention that night. When I get such attention after a successful theater performance, it's okay. At least I gave them some happiness, and they are appreciating it. But that night, my wife and I were just flying to England like thousands of people do everyday. And yet my mob of friends at the airport had made me feel like I was doing something special. With a luggage full of such love and good wishes, I started feeling confident that even if all the engines of the plane failed, I could fly anywhere I wanted. 

The crowd of friends and all the flowers being heaped on me made the press photographers hanging around think that I was some big deal. They suddenly started snapping our pictures like paparazzi. In all this chaos, one of my friends went to the airport officials and convinced them to open a "VIP Lounge" for me. A sturdy fellow in a crisp uniform politely asked us to follow him to the VIP lounge. 

At that moment, my wife looked at me happily with an expression that said - "all these years that I have put up with you are finally paying off!"

As we were led into the imposingly plush VIP lounge, I started feeling even more awkward. Given our colonial history, I know that "England returned" has a certain halo attached to it. But I had no idea that the halo starts appearing even before you leave India. I started feeling worried about the possibility of a real VIP showing up and frowning at how our raucous farewell contingent had made the VIP lounge resemble Khandke's chawl. 

Even in all that chaos, I overheard one of the uniformed guys whispering to the other,

"Nowadays, any random person can become a VIP."

His colleague responded,

"Hoga koi Minister ka baccha nahi toh jamai!"

and walked away.

So I tried to appear and act as VIP-ish as possible. I went around folding my hands and solemnly thanking all the people who had come to see me off. Then I started giving away the garlands and bouquets to kids and being unnecessarily nice to them. Basically, emulating every aspect of VIP behavior that I could remember. 

A few of the professional photographers kept taking pictures of all this, and then offered to send them to me. They helpfully quoted a "professional" rate for it that was ten times what it would cost to get a photo taken in my neighborhood studio. But I was pretending to be a VIP and had to play the part. Once I parted with all the advance payments for the photos, the expression on my face finally came to resemble something that actually deserved to be photographs. I have no idea where those expensive photos are now, by the way.

Eventually there was an announcement that the customs check process had started, and we finally prepared to leave that VIP cell....I mean lounge. While leaving, I handed a generous tip to the uniformed guys standing at the door. The astounded expressions on their faces made me realize that real VIPs probably never hand out any tips. They hand out only two things - promises or threats.

We left the lounge and walked straight to the weighing scales near the customs area. I put our bags on it one by one and felt relieved when each of them were a pound or so less than the 44 pound limit. My wife on the other hand seemed a little disappointed and said,

"Hmpf, I guess we could have taken a few more papads then."

I ignored her and walked to the customs booth, standing in front of the officer with an appropriately guilty expression on my face.

This was the second time in my life that I had faced a customs officer. A few years ago, when returning from Goa (then a Portuguese territory) I stood in front of a customs officer for the first time. Everyone in front of me had been questioned extensively and had their bags checked thoroughly. So I was already terrified. Even though there was no reason to be terrified. In the entire crowd there, we were probably the only ones returning from Goa without as much as a tiny piece of chocolate. But customs booths are one of those weirdly imposing places where I feel nervous by default.

Some people are scared of a dentist's chair. Not me. I have been to dentists many times. One dentist actually turned my simple complaint of an aching tooth into an imperative to extract it with the glee of a professional sadist. It hurt so much, I think I actually saw a few angels waiting to welcome me into heaven. But even then, the next time I went to a (different, obviously) dentist, I went with the ease with which I go to Kulkarni's restaurant to eat bhajiyas. No fear or worries. But put me in front of a custom's officer and my heart starts racing.

There are many random entries in my list of "people I am irrationally scared of". For some reason, I am terrified of every liftman. Not afraid of the actual lift, mind you. It's not like I am scared that the lift will plummet to the basement or anything. I am just scared of the liftmen, at least in Mumbai, where almost all of them seem to have a cold blank expression on their face. I am also terrified of waiters in fancy restaurants. If one is standing next to me, I feel so nervous that I invariably spill something. I was never scared of male teachers, but female teachers always petrified me. And I can slap a doctor on his back and sing songs with him even when he is in the middle of surgery, but when it comes to nurses, my hands start trembling even if I am handing them a note. I have no idea why I carry these bizarre fears in my heart.

That customs officer I encountered when returning from Goa had insulted me rather painfully! I still shudder and shed a tear when I think about it.

When it was my turn, he asked me my name, address, and profession. Those days, I earned my living in a college fostering deep hatred for literature among the students. As soon as I told the officer that I was a Professor, and that too of Marathi, he just looked straight into my eyes, and with an expression conveying immense pity, said,

"You can go."

He didn't ask to search my luggage, didn't ask me if I was carrying any contraband, didn't even ask me if I had anything to declare. With utter conviction that I lacked the ability or the means to smuggle in alcohol, gold, cigarettes, or anything like that, he sent me on my way. I have never felt more humiliated. I would've preferred it if he had instead put me through a two hour long interrogation under a bright lamp.

So that day in Mumbai airport, I was wondering if the customs officer in charge of examining departing passengers would be more respectful. He looked at my bags, then glanced at my face, and then wordlessly made some chalk markings on the bags and waved me through. Rude, isn't it?

Next my wife and I went to Passport Control. Our passports had been issued two years ago and were valid for three more years. But one of my friends in the farewell party had authoritatively said, 

"Ohhhh.....just three years validity left? That might create problems. Good luck!"

I nervously handed over the passports to the officer. He glanced at them for a nanosecond and returned them to me. I was less worried about the validity and more worried about the passport photo. But the officer had evidently discovered some similarity between my passport photo and the way I actually look. Once we were done with that, a health officer quickly made sure we had taken the necessary vaccinations and we were done.

Once we got the "worthy of traveling abroad" certification from Pandit Nehru's people, all we could do was wait for the plane to leave. It was past midnight. The departure area at Santa Cruz is decorated and furnished in a very modern way. There are lots of comfortable couches and chairs for passengers to relax in. But my wife and I were sitting there uncomfortably, feeling out of place.

There was a European couple sitting in front of us. They seemed confused by Indian currency. These were the days when paisa coins co-existed with anna coins and the poor visitors had no idea if the many coins they had were worth five rupees or five annas. Hoping to give them a happy memory of Indian hospitality, I jumped in to offer unsolicited advice and ended up compounding their confusion even more. Finally my better half stepped in, sorted the whole thing out, and informed them that Indian women have a much better understanding of money than Indian men. 

The European couple left for their flight and I started looking around at other fellow-passengers. With a parochial mindset, I went around to see if there were other Marathi folk there, and soon met a man named Patil and a student named Joshi. I was there representing the Deshpande name. All we were missing was a Kulkarni. If we had found one, we would have had Patil-Joshi-Deshpande-Kulkarni, the four pillars of the ancient Marathi administrative set-up. Sadly there was no Kulkarni on that flight, but it did end up having a pilot named Nadkarni. Nadkarni is essentially the South Kannada version of Kulkarni, so I guess we ended up with the full set eventually.

 Around 1 AM, the plane's wings must have fluttered because suddenly, there was a lot of activity around us. The crowd started walking in one direction, and we went along. I looked at the glass barrier at the customs desk and saw our contingent was still patiently waiting. The elders had tears in their eyes and the younger lot looked like they were cracking stale jokes at our expense and passing them off as new. 

When we eventually reached the gate, I confirmed three times that it was the right plane. Or else we'd wake up the next morning in Cochin instead of Cairo. I still carried emotional scars from the night at Pune station that I got on a train to go to Kolhapur and woke up the next morning to find I was in a compartment parked in the Pune railway yard. I have always had the kind of luck where I take a girlfriend to watch a movie on the sly and run into a nosy old relative who decided to come watch the same movie. And I couldn't afford to let that luck mess up international travel. 

There was an air hostess standing at the door, welcoming us with an unnaturally wide smile. The rest of the crew, dressed in crisp dark trousers and skirts and blindingly white shirts, sporting wing shaped lapel pins and painstakingly groomed mustaches, was darting about doing their work. We reached our seats and stared out the tiny oblong window at the terminal, wondering if our friends and family were still there. 

Once I was in the seat, I assured myself that despite all apparent obstacles, it now seemed like I would definitely go to England, and fastened the seat belt around my stomach. The engines started humming and the fans started rotating one by one.   The plane got going. After zooming along the ground for a mile or so, it slowed down and stopped at the other end of the runway. 

As soon as it stopped, I started fearing the worst. The plane had already been delayed by mechanical problems. I wasn't sure if they had fixed the problems completely or had postponed some repairs. Maybe now they'd discover more problems. I also carried emotional scars from bus drivers who'd make passengers board on a scorching hot day, bake them in that tin box for an hour while they waited, and then open the bonnet of the bus to examine what's wrong with the engine. 

Luckily, nothing like that happened. In a couple of minutes, the plane started moving again, then sped up, and eventually left terra firma in a graceful glide. I watched the airport rapidly disappear from my view and before I knew it, Mumbai started resembling a gem-laden ornament below us. In that ornament, four million people were probably dreaming as they slept, while I sat with wide open eyes, realizing my childhood dream of foreign travel. 

And next to me was my soul mate and my life partner accompanying me on this adventure. Over the previous twelve years, we had built many castles in the air together, while never feeling tempted to build a house on the ground. We never stayed in one place for more than 2-3 years anyway. We had in common a huge appetite for new challenges and new experiences. And the latest one was to be living in England for 5-6 months.

Our flight had been in the air for a while, and the plane was completely dark as was the sky outside, but I still couldn't sleep. The plane was completely packed and experienced travelers were already snoring. Our air-hostess was Japanese. She was promptly and efficiently offering candy and nuts to travelers with a studied smile straight out of the training syllabus. Her walk was brisk and her voice had the crispness of springtime. 

I was feeling really hot. That damned suit on my body started feeling like clunky armor and I again cursed myself for wearing it on the plane. I looked around and was taken aback when I noticed at an Englishman sitting in front of me. Here I was, wearing a brand new three piece suit because I was going to his snooty country. And this dude was sitting there looking very relaxed in khaki shorts, a flannel shirt with some twenty five pockets, and a flimsy felt hat that did not match.

So I discreetly looked around at the other white people on the flight. Not a single one of them was dressed even as remotely formally as I was. Sitting there overdressed in that damned suit in the middle of the night, I started feeling like even more of a neophyte than I already was. 

Suddenly the Japanese air-hostess appeared with a small wet towel on a plate. I eyed the towel suspiciously for a second. I had no idea what purpose a wet towel was supposed to serve at two in the morning. But I was brought up never to turn a plate away, so I picked up the towel and thanked her. I looked at my wife to see if she had any suggestions, but she was fast asleep. I slowly glanced across the aisle and saw that the guy there was gently rubbing the towel on his face. I did the same, and the cool cologne scented fabric gave me some relief from the intense heat I was experiencing. 

Our massive jumbo jet was slicing through the darkness leaving cities and mountains behind. I was finally feeling a little drowsy. Almost everyone around me, including my wife, was already asleep. That Englishman with the khaki shorts was in fact trying to drown out the noise of the engine with his own booming multi-octave snores with his mouth open. The ex-subject of Her Majesty's realm inside me felt relieved to observe first-hand that even the English can snore with their mouths open. Because once our travel plans were made, I was a bit worried about that. 

You see, I am one of "those" too. But over the course of my life, I have come across some impressively loud snorers. My grandma says that people with big hearts and minds snore the most. I don't know if there is any correlation between big bodies and big hearts and minds - I won't mind if there is. I started thinking a lot about snoring and hearts and minds. I do remember that I spent a lot of time thinking about it. But I don't know for how long, because the next thing I knew, I was waking up to the dawn's early light.

Our plane was flying over a huge desert. I noted how different this dawn was from any other dawn I had experienced in my life, thousands of miles over a limitless desert. This experience, coming right after I had experienced a darkness so different from any other darkness I had experienced in my life, spurred some philosophical and metaphorical thoughts. It felt like I was witness to the dawn of a new phase of my life. I thought about my recent years and realized that I hadn't really experienced real dawn in years. In Mumbai's fast-paced hectic life, by the time my day ended, it was usually well past midnight. So by the time I usually woke up, dawn would have given up on waiting for me and slid away, making way for harsh sunlight. 

Our Japanese air-hostess, still looking as fresh as a dew-kissed flower, was making the rounds with hot fortifying beverages for the morning. I have never found those beverages particularly fortifying immediately after waking up, so I politely declined her offer of tea or coffee. Instead, I got up and headed to the bathroom. Taking care not to wake up or bump into any of the other passengers, I tiptoed my way to the front, and slowly opened the door to what I thought was the bathroom. Instead I found myself face-to-face with the fine gentlemen flying the plane. It was the cockpit door! I guess the expression on my face gave away what my need was because the co-pilot, without saying anything, pointed me to the correct door. 

I finished my morning ablutions and returned to the seat to find the "fasten seatbelts" sign flashing. By the time I was able to find the belt and buckle it up, the plane had started its rapid descent. I looked out the window and saw that we were headed to a desert island surrounded by more desert. I assumed it was Cairo, our first stopover. I started looking around the landscape in the hopes of spotting some pyramids. By the time I spotted a bump that I thought was a pyramid and was about to point it out to my wife, the plane was touching down, and before I knew it, it was standing stationary in a foreign land.

I looked at the dinky terminal outside the window and was a little disappointed that a city as renowned as Cairo should have an airport that looks more like an ST bus stand. But once we got off the plane, I learned that we were not in Cairo, but in some place called "Bahrain" instead. I felt a bit like Columbus who reached land confident that he was in India but then discovered that he was instead in some strange land he did not know anything about. And I felt relieved that I had not pointed out those supposed pyramids to my wife.

I had never heard of Bahrain before and had no idea where the hell it exactly was or why we were there instead of Cairo. But we walked into the terminal and headed for the restaurant. I learned that there were oilfields nearby and that Bahrain is a small island nation that is known for its oilfields. That was pretty much all we learned about the place. 

We sat in the restaurant, ordered tea, and waited while the plane was refueled. The tea arrived after a long time. One sip of that concoction and I was convinced that in Bahrain, they used dried date palm leaves in lieu of tea leaves and the milk probably came from a camel instead of a cow. Over the course of my life, I have tasted many different kinds of tea......except of course the spilled tea from Mongini's mentioned in the previous chapter. Tea served in small glass tumblers in Mumbai, tea served in mud bowls on the banks of the Narmada, tea served in metallic cups in Madras, masala milk tea, railway station tea flavored with charcoal, tea without milk, tea without sugar, and even Chinese tea made from jasmine flowers. But I will never EVER forget that horrible tea from Bahrain airport. I will happily drink the bitterest castor potion than drink that tea again.

Well, at least the tea was free, because it was paid for by the airline.

Pretty soon, the plane was ready and we all climbed back into its belly. The plane took off soon and headed for Cairo. The flight from Bahrain to Cairo was essentially just desert after desert after desert. Once in a while, just as a change of scenery, there would be a small strip of water. But otherwise, totally barren. Not a single glimpse of green. 

And that's when I really understood why the green flag of Islam came was hoisted in these deserts first. The prophet was very clever in choosing the color green for his flag. It is obvious why millions of Arabs enthusiastically followed that rare pleasant colored flag. I'm sure that the green flag was as instrumental in the spread of Islam as the Koran was. Add to it the moon that the desert dwellers probably equated with the relief provided by night, and I felt I had to applaud the prophet for his grasp of semiotics. 

It was about 8:30 in the morning. I was staring at the desert out the window hoping to spot a camel train. But in vain. I did spot a lot of dry river beds though. Soon the sun got really bright and the glare made it difficult to keep looking outside. Soon our plane moved from the sea of sand to a sea of water. Being geographically challenged, I first decided it was the Red Sea, then the Caspian Sea, then the Black Sea, and then the Dead Sea. I still have no idea which one it was.

A while later, there were murmurs all around that we were flying over the Suez Canal. All passengers looked out the windows, identified the first strip of water they could find, and assured themselves that it was the Suez Canal. Again, no idea if any of those were actually the Suez Canal. From the height we were flying at, every strip of water looked as tiny as the Fergusson College canal in Pune. But in one strip, I spied some dots that seemed like boats and I silently convinced myself that it was indeed the Suez Canal. It was hard to believe that this tiny strip of water was responsible for almost starting World War 3 and almost sinking my travel plans.  

When your plane is flying so high that you can only see the sky and clouds above you as well as below you, you can't help but get philosophical. You forget any fears you have about the plane crashing. Looking at creation from a height that makes even seas look like saucers of water makes you realize how insignificant you are in the whole scheme of things. As our plane flew towards Cairo, I couldn't help but realize that I was looking at the cradle of civilization. These deserts were where the Babylonian, Sumerian, and Assyrian civilizations had once bloomed. Where the library of Alexandria was once home to millions of of books that were burned. I'm assuming some Big Four or Big Five must have had a summit even then and decided that burning books was in the best interests of the world.

As impressive as the sights of great oceans, great skies, and great lands is while flying, one look at the great space when flying above clouds make them all pale in comparison. And you start wondering what the whole point of creation is, and whether you make any difference to it whatsoever. 

Our plane was about to reach Cairo soon and I started thinking about it. Egypt is an ancient civilization, much like India. Historians have discovered that trade and cultural links between Egypt and India date back millenia. This is the land that saw rich culture flourish for millenia even before Christ was born. And when Christ was born, the bright star that shone was above these lands too. This is the land where Jews, Christians, and Muslims found their faiths and then unfurled the blood-soaked flags of those faiths.

I was in the middle of these thoughts and didn't even realize when I dozed off. The next thing I knew, someone was yelling "KAHIRO!!!!", waking me up.

The first sight I saw at Cairo airport was of battle-ready fighter jets. Next to them were imposing anti-aircraft guns with their barrels pointed to the sky. The stage seemed to be set for the next big war. The only question seemed to be which actors would enter the stage first and who the director would be. Actors from dozens of countries seemed to be ready, with war-paint on, or make-up on. Who knew when the final act would start and when it would end.

When I read a big sign that said, "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT", I felt like someone had sprayed a stream of cold water on my face on an oppressively hot day. Why shouldn't all human beings be welcomed heartily all over this little planet of ours? Although as long as there exist things like passports and visas, built on an assumption of distrust of fellow human beings, can we really expect true expressions of such humanity? The sign that said "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT" any "you" who reached there, regardless of race, religion, gender, creed.....why shouldn't such signs and more importantly sentiments, be displayed everywhere?

The funny thing is, this "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT" sign was right next to the massive anti-aircraft guns and the irony endemic to human existence tickled me and troubled me in equal amounts.

We headed to the restaurant inside the terminal. The waiters there were very friendly and polite, and served us some divine Egyptian coffee. Compared to Mumbai airport, I thought Cairo airport was small. There was a lot of new construction happening around us though. Egypt is currently in the midst of writing a new chapter in its history. Everybody is watching carefully to see which way their new statesman (Nasser) takes them.

It was in Cairo airport that I first encountered Egyptian people. And as I examined their appearance carefully, I wondered how many Egyptians there might be in Mumbai too. Because in terms of appearance, I didn't really see any major differences between Egyptians and Indians. Beyond the facts I had memorized in my childhood to score 2 marks in the history exam, such as pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, and the Nile river, my knowledge about Egypt was as barren as their desert. I had never even thought about anyone living in Egypt other than Cleopatra, General Najeeb, and now this Nasser fellow.

Suddenly, I was overcome by a profound sense of ignorance and curiosity as a foreigner in a foreign land. And sitting there in the Cairo airport, I started thinking about how day-to-day life in Egypt must be and how I knew nothing about it. How do school teachers, lawyers, and bureaucrats here dress? Is it similar to how those folks dress in India? What is the most popular item in a typical restaurant in Egypt? Do wives here refer to their husbands by name or is there some tactful pronoun that has been coined for the purpose like in India? With each passing second, the expanse of my ignorance about this fascinating culture seemed to exceed the expanse of the desert.

Then I started thinking about the people who worked at that airport. For them, a typical day consisted of interacting with travelers from dozens of different countries, for maybe an hour or two at a time, before they went on their way and were replaced by a different set of foreigners. Do they feel the same sense of curiosity and note their ignorance about other cultures? Or has it become just a mundane feature of their lives by now? Do they actively notice the multi-colored lattice of different races and nationalities or does it just pass by in the blink of an eye like a frame from a cinema reel?

I spent the rest of the time in Cairo thinking about all this before we were called back to the plane. The next stopover was Geneva in Switzerland. As our plane surged through the clouds, we gradually left the desert behind and were soon traveling over Europe. Specifically, Italy, as the pilot informed us.

While I was almost entirely ignorant about Egypt except for its ancient history and contemporary politics, I at least knew more about Italy thanks to all the books I had read. Names like Rome, Venice, and Naples started swimming around in my head. I decided that if the plane had to crash right now, I would want it to do so near Naples. I had read that Naples was home to some of the most awe-inspiring sculptures in the world. So if my plane crashed in Naples, I could drag myself to those sculptures, see them first hand, and then die happy.

Yes, I know it is morbid to keep pondering the possibility of the plane crashing but that's how I am and be honest, aren't you too?

But the plane kept going. I kept looking at the Italian landscape underneath and we didn't see Naples or Venice. But we did fly over Rome. It was hard to miss. As I looked at the distant but clear images of various buildings and cathedrals in Rome, I first felt a great sense of satisfaction at seeing them first hand. Then I compensated for the unfamiliar bliss by berating myself for still not having read Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" even after buying it years ago. I made a mental note to read it as soon as I returned home.

When you're flying over different countries of the world, you think more about what you haven't read about those lands than what you have read. In another hour or so, our plane was flying over the gorgeous alps and I realized we were in Europe's Eden.

Soon the plane touched down in Geneva. I had heard a lot of cautionary tales about how the cold in Europe is way worse than anything I might have experienced in India. I experienced it first hand as I walked into the Geneva airport and felt like I had walked into a massive refrigerator. And this was just August! So I shivered a little and prepared for six more months of this inhumanly cold weather. No wonder these white folks ran away and captured our warmer lands.

As soon as I stepped into the chilly Geneva airport, my brain initiated a flashback from 20 years ago from my college days in Pune. I had grown up in Mumbai, where it never gets even remotely chilly. Then in Pune in the winters, every so often, I would wake up to such a chilly morning. It felt more bracing than oppressive, making me feel like running all the way across the world. I had always thought cold weather would make me feel like a shriveled old man, but instead, it made me feel like a daring young man, ready to achieve anything!

Anyway, we walked into the restaurant at the Geneva airport and it looked more like a flower shop than a restaurant. The faces of all the staff members were fresh and enthusiastic like recently bloomed lilies. There was a spring in their step. It didn't look like anyone could ever age, and everyone looked like they were in their 20s even though they probably weren't. We were served coffee in a very elegantly crafted glass cup. And it tasted divine and almost intoxicating. I wondered that if even the coffee here gets my pulse racing so much, what will stronger beverages do? I had heard that Switzerland is a place where extreme beauty and extreme pleasure is the default and my experiences at their airport confirmed it.

I didn't even realize when that stopover at Geneva ended. It was cold, but I was surrounded by beauty, human and non-human, and I felt more alive than I ever had. Before I got back on the plane, I turned around and took a 360 degree mental picture of all I could see of Switzerland from that terminal. The tall trees sheltering cute little houses, the snow-covered peaks of the Alps kissing the deep blue sky. I promised myself to return for a more leisurely visit. When the plane took off, I was looking at a meandering little river as it flowed through the verdant Swiss countryside, when suddenly, our plane ascended above the clouds. And those fluffy white things that a few hours earlier had seemed gorgeous, now seemed like villains for blocking my view of the Swiss landscape. Our journey continued.

The next stop was to be at Dusseldorf in Germany, It had been over 20 hours since we took off from Mumbai. The hands of my watch had already been rotated many times by then. Every hour, the pilot made announcements about how high we were flying, what the temperature outside was, what the local time was, and so on. Passengers around us were saying random things in response to those announcements like, "Oh! 18,000 feet? That's nice! Very high!"

We were flying through clouds at that moment, so I personally couldn't tell the difference between 18,000 feet and 18 million feet. Honestly, this whole thing of estimating distances has been a challenge for me, whether I am in the air or on the ground. Whenever I read about some witness in court say stuff like "the accused was 19 feet away from me", I feel jealous of his ability to express distance so precisely. Because I absolutely suck at it. I can't even remember the inches in my own measurements for shoes, hats, collars, socks, and so on. When a shoe salesman asks what size I want, I just give him the chappals I am wearing then and ask him to figure it out. I have immense respect for people who go shoe shopping and say stuff like "Bring me Number 8 pairs".

And when someone remembers the precise date on which something happened, I feel overcome enough with admiration to go hug them. When I hear someone say stuff like, "I remember it was July 17th...", I am amazed. I suck at dates too. Which is why I always sucked at history in school. Even now, I remember only three dates - Shivaji Maharaj died in 1680, the 1857 uprising happened in 1857, and using multiple reminder mnemonics, my wife's birthday. Other than these three, I have no idea of any other dates. You can ask me when India gained independence and I will try to hedge between 1947 and 1950.

Anyway, the point is, I am horrible with anything that is expressed numerically. So even before I could figure out how high 18,000 feet exactly is, our plane was touching down in Dusseldorf. Before I knew it, we were surrounded by cries of "Achtung! Achtung!" and "Gut! Gut!". My wife and I walked to the terminal, now sick of this sequence of stopovers. Yes. I was in Germany with its rich history and culture and intriguing contemporary split between East and West, but I didn't give a damn. The aforementioned Joshi and Patil left us here and we sat there hoping that we'd reach London before we died of boredom.

Why does the final stretch of the journey always seem to last the longest? Even when I am traveling from Pune to Mumbai by train, it is the same. The time from Pune to Thane or Kalyan seems to breeze by in a happy procession of vada, omelets, chikki, etc. But from there, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikroli, Dadar, etc seem to take an eternity to pass by. Very annoying! It's the same with other trips too. When you're taking a train from Mumbai to Delhi, everything seems great until you reach Mathura, and then after that, things seem to slow down. If you're going from Mumbai to Nagpur. it is Wardha that is the tipping point after which it is all yawns and polite curses.

The flight from Dusseldorf to London seemed similarly annoying and yawn-inducing. Finally, after about the hundredth yawn, the plane started barreling downwards. All the passengers around us seemed to have perked up as the plane continued descending. Finally there was a bump and the plane started slowing down. And a few passengers around me echoed my thoughts,

"Ah! London!"

          Translating a Raj Thackeray Speech   
I don't agree with Raj Thackeray's stance against immigrants from UP and Bihar. I can sort of, kind of, see where he is coming from, but I don't agree with the conclusion. And I find his forcible and occasionally violent methods to have his way (especially against powerless shopkeepers and job applicants) abhorrent.

However, as a Marathi person, I find the gap between what he says in Marathi and what is reported in the national media to be suspiciously wide. There are two problems. First, they wrongly translate a lot of what he says. Second, they seem to pick and choose the most provocative bits that can be spun into an attention-grabbing soundbite. I have written about the dangers of this phenomenon before.

Today Raj Thackeray led a rally to Azad Maidan (without permission from the police top brass) as a protest against the August 11 incident. He gave a speech there. Again, I marveled at the difference between what he was saying and what the national media was reporting he was saying.

So I had an idea. I have translated PuLa Deshpande's work before. Surely I can translate a speech. So here it is, the speech in Marathi, and then, what I think is an objective, unbiased, and direct translation in English. This is not an endorsement of what he said. Just a translation for illustrative purposes. I agree with some parts, and disagree with some. I'll leave you to judge it for yourself.

Note - I am translating it in a bit of a hurry. So please forgive any typos or inadvertent grammatical errors.

When it's an institution from Maharashtra, be it a police department, a media company, or anything else.... even just a person from Maharashtra....we should demonstrate the strength to ensure that no one ever looks askance at them again with the intention of harming them.

For the last two days, this has been going on... police officials come to me and ask, how will you take the rally from Girgaum chaupatty? I told them we'll walk.

(crowd laughs)

Then they're like, you can't go from here, you can't go from there...all these efforts at putting obstacles in our way have been spearheaded by Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik. I found out the other day..... in fact a few police officials told me this...that they'll try to stop our cars, and try other things to stop us. I called the Chief Minister right away, and asked him, what is this? What happens or doesn't happen (at the rally) is something we can deal with later. But can't we express our protest in a democratic way with a rally?

Why stop us at every point? I assured them at our rally will be a peaceful one, and they still refused us permission for it? And they had no problems giving permission for that Raza Academy rally? But here we are, with a rally to protest what happened the other day right here, and they refuse us permission?

Then there's (Home Minister) R.R. Patil who says - we won't spare anyone who threatens the law and order of the city. Really? So what happened that day? Was his tail between his legs?

(crowd laughs)

The other day he calls up (MNS MLA from Mumbai) Bala Nandgaonkar and says, "What could I do? What was I supposed to do? Was I supposed to take a big stick and stand there?"

(crowd laughs)

There is this one boundary line that cannot be crossed. I have never crossed that line, and will never cross that line. Never raise your hands against the police.

(crowd applauds and cheers)

If you demoralize the police to such an extent, then where will the common man go with his problems? Where will he go? If this keeps happening, tomorrow even the police will say "we don't want to get involved here, do whatever you want".

Is this how a state is run? And this Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik. The cops caught the guilty people. And what does he say to the DCP who arrested the guilty people? He says, "You bastard, let them go!" He tells him to let the criminals go!

Our policewomen sisters were tormented here... they were pulled aside and beaten up and molested......all these guys, our Marathi police constables, were getting beaten up... and they weren't getting any orders?

Oh, and these (police head honchos) knew everything from the beginning. They knew that there were trains full of these goons coming for the rally. And they had choppers, and rods and everything else... tell me, are there ever any rocks lying around here (in Azad Maidan)? Where did the rocks come from?

These people had advance warning of all these facts, and they still ignored them. And they refuse permission for my peaceful rally? The other day, when some police officials came to meet me, I told them. I told them that the 11th August rally at least had targets. That mob knew that it was supposed to target the police and the media.

Who do we want to target (in this rally)? I have already declared our targets. Arup Patnaik, resign! R.R. Patil, resign! I declared this in the beginning itself.

We have not come here to destroy cars or set something on fire. We don't even wish to do all that. Even if we were to, whose cars would we destroy and whose property would we set on fire? Our own? Those belonging to our citizens from Mumbai and Maharashtra? This rally isn't for such purposes.

But how else are we supposed to express our anger? They won't let us express our anger at whatever happened. And they say, please respect democracy. This is democracy?

Go and look at the track record of Raza Academy and its rallies. A few years ago, this same Raza Academy had a rally in Bhiwandi. This bhadva (translates to 'pimp' but pimp doesn't have the same punch :)) Abu Asim Azmi went to that rally. He gave a speech there, that too an inflammatory speech. And they're sending me notices - "don't make inflammatory speeches". That Abu Azmi went there, made an inflammatory speech in Bhiwandi. You know what happened next?

The mob killed two police constables by bashing their heads in with big rocks. Then they cut off their private parts and threw their corpses into burning buses..... the government had no problems with that. And they refuse me permission for a rally?

Whoever came here (on 11t August) had no connection with Maharashtra. They all came from outside Maharashtra.

(crowd applauds and cheers)

After everything that went down here that day, this passport was found, a Bangladeshi passport...

(shows a Bangladeshi passport to the crowd)

This was found right here. Single entry passport (I assume he meant visa). Needed only to come into India. No intentions of going back, so it was thrown away here...

(throws it away)

There are countless such people coming into Maharashtra... they are all setting up their bases in Maharashtra. Tell me something....they say 'coincidence'....what coincidence?

In 1992 when the Babri Masjid was demolished, where was its retaliation felt instantly? In Mumbai! There was no violence anywhere else in the country (GS: this isn't true...there were riots in many other cities)...only in Mumbai! And when this incident happened during the rally on 11th August, its reaction happened in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. So something happens in Uttar Pradesh, there's a reaction in Mumbai, and something happens in Mumbai, there's a reaction in Uttar Pradesh. Doesn't India have any other states???

The reason is, all these people are coming here from there. All these Pakistanis and Bangladeshis who have infiltrated and set up bases in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and Jharkhand, they're all coming here by the trainfuls. And the bases that they are setting up here in Mumbai, those are going to create trouble for us in the future.

Otherwise tell me, this Abu Azmi is elected from two different constituencies in Maharashtra. Two different constituencies? Should any politician from Maharashtra get elected from two different constituencies? He gets elected from two constituencies because all the people in those two constituencies have all come from outside, and they vote for him.

That day, it finally came to the police (couldn't understand the word he said here despite re-playing it many times, at 12:20)...then they had to do it. While doing that, the guy who died, Abu Azmi announced 1.5 lakh rupees for him. So why not for our policemen?

(crowd applauds and cheers)

Even the state government hasn't announced anything yet. No announcements from the state government that they are going to provide compensation for those who were hurt or troubled in those events. Nothing. Nope, just get beaten up.

Why didn't R.R. Patil speak up then? He threatens us.... anyway, what's the point in threatening us? It's almost time for us (and him...a pun) to leave now.

(crowd laughs)

They don't think about anything that has already happened or what may happen. They don't do anything useful. Just get the cops beaten up. Anyone will come, drag our cops away, and beat them up?

The other day when they had that rally in Uttar Pradesh, rioted, destroyed property and all. The ones who did that were also all from outside - Pakistani Muslims and Bangladeshi Muslims. They all poured out into the streets. And what did they do? They defaced a statue of Gautam Buddha. Everyone saw it. Everyone saw pictures, saw it on TV.

Where is Mayawati? Where is that Ramdas Athavale? Where is R.S. Gavai? Where is Prakash Ambedkar? Why are they all silent? All they're obsessed with, as if possessed by a ghost, is Indu Mills Indu Mills Indu Mills Indu Mills. Don't they have anything else to do? What do they want to build in Indu Mills - a bungalow?

Why aren't they talking now? But no one will talk about these things now. They're not ready to utter a word. It's been so many days since the (11th August) incident. But there has been no statement about it from Ramdas Athavale. No statements from R.S. Gavai or Prakash Ambedkar or Mayawati, or anyone else. Nothing. Cat's got everyone's tongues.

This Mumbai Police Comissioner.....he has a "favorite" (that's the word he used) officer Dhoble. The other day, he takes a hockey stick and goes to that...what was that..juice center bar... juice center something...where did he go?

(crowd prompts)

Yes, Amar Juice Center. Is that a place to take a hockey stick to? Take your wife, your kids, I can understand, but a hockey stick? He takes a hockey stick there and beats up innocent people with that hockey stick? And what's his defense? He found drugs there....then why didn't he shut it down?

And this idiot...Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik....what's his explanation? He says Dhoble was on his way to play hockey and stopped over at the juice center. Tomorrow, if someone has gone for his honeymoon. So will he just turn up there naked?

(crowd laughs and cheers)

So Patnaik will go out of his way to protect Dhoble! Because Dhoble is his "favorite". And here (in Azad Maidan) when cops were waiting for orders to tackle the mob.....if not firing, at least give us orders for a lathi charge.... at that time Patnaik had nothing to say. And when our police officers were catching the guilty culprits, Patnaik abuses the officers, calling them "bastards"? He is demoralizing cops to such an extent?

This won't be allowed to happen in Maharashtra anymore. I only want to say one thing to R.R. Patil and Arup Patnaik. Even if you have a little bit of shame left...even a minuscule amount of shame left.... then resign. If you have even the slightest bit of shame left.

For the last two days, some newspapers have been saying - "Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena is now moving towards Hindutva". Whoever raises his hands against a cop, whatever his religion, he should be bashed up wherever he is.

When my own party's MLA was bashed up....Harshavaradhan he here?  When Harshavardhan was bashed up.... I gave the orders for him to be bashed up... would he have been bashed up otherwise? When I gave a speech at that time, I said the same thing. Harshavaradhan, no matter what happens, you DO NOT raise your hands against a policeman. Never raise your hands against a cop.

This has nothing to do with religion. All the constables who were here, all my policewomen sisters...the female cops... I consider them all my Marathi brothers and Marathi sisters. I have come out on the streets here for them.

The rally that day (11th August) was organized by Muslims and today I have organized a protest rally against it.... so immediately they're jumping to the conclusion that I am "moving towards Hindutva"? I only understand...this Raj Thackeray only understands one religion...and that is Maharashtra religion. I don't understand any religion except that one. No one dare cross this Maharashtra religion. No one dare think of harming it.

And today's rally is only to boost the morale of the police and to provide wholehearted support to the police.  Along with them, we have people from the media here. Media vans were attacked, burnt, photographers were beaten up.... this rally is to express support for all of them too.

I thank you all for the tremendous response to this rally. If ever such events reoccur, we must stand together in strength like this.

When you're going back...all of you, when you're going back...keep in mind and make absolutely sure that you don't indulge in any sort of untoward activities. Go back in an orderly and peaceful manner to wherever you came from.

I hope that in the future whenever I call upon you, you will return with the same enthusiasm. And now I take your leave.

Jai Hind! Jai Maharashtra!


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          Ci vuole calma?

E' vero che quando ci sono delle trattative non bisogna perdere la calma, però non ci si deve neanche prendere per i fondelli.

Sabato scorso ho modificato la nuova offerta così come avevo anticipato telefonicamente il martedì prima. Di quell'offerta non è stata cambiata la data, per cui oggi scadono i termini. Ad oggi nessuno si è fatto vivo in un modo o nell'altro.

"Dovremmo spostare un po' i tempi" diceva la ragazza dell'agenzia, ma ai miei dubbi aveva risposto "giovedì contatterò la proprietà e ti farò sapere. Ebbene non si è fatto vivo nessuno. Anzi qualcuno si è fatto vivo: la casa alternativa a questa è stata venduta, me l'ha comunicato la proprietaria lasciandomi in in mare di tristezza. Sapere di avere un'alternativa valida mi rendeva felice e invece.

Ora non so che fare: probabilmente in tarda mattinata contatterò l'agenzia visto che hanno un mio assegno in mano e chiederò loro che intenzioni hanno.

Intanto la prossima settimana siamo a luglio e io non ho ancora quagliato

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          Harvest Moon successor, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, sets European release date   

Harvest Moon successor Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns will launch on 13th October in Europe for 3DS.

While Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns doesn't actually have the words "Harvest" or "Moon" in the title, it's still part of Marvelous Inc.'s long-running farming series. In fact, Trio of Towns celebrates its 20th anniversary.

The reason for the name change is that in 2014 Marvelous decided to use its own American branch, XSEED Games, to distribute the series in North America, yet the previous publisher, Natsume, still owned the name Harvest Moon. So XSEED needed to give the series a new name in the west and it went with Story of Seasons. In Europe Marvelous likewise switched publishing partners to Nintendo of Europe, who decided to stick with the Story of Seasons name to keep things consistent across the west.

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          Las 23 películas que mejor han contado lo que es de verdad un amor de verano   

Vacaciones En Roma

Jamás culparé al cine por mis altas expectativas en los diferentes ámbitos de la vida. Le quiero demasiado. Pero si hay algo que el cine nos ha enseñado y estropeado para siempre son los amores de verano, porque nunca, nunca serán como en las películas, o al menos siempre serán menos glamoursos y mucho máss pegajosos (sí, soy una hater del calor).

Por suerte, el cine nos ha enseñado mucho más que la existencia de amores de verano idílicos. Además de amores inesperados y románticos, también nos han enseñado amores musicales, turbios, inapropiados, con forma de thriller y que acabarán fatal, cómicos, adolescentes, incestuosos... Y como no todo es perfecto, os traigo una lista imperfecta de algunas de mis películas favoritas sobre amores de verano ideales para esta época del año.

Así que, si como yo odiáis demasiado el calor como para vivir vuestro propio romance estival y os van más los amores en la nieve y con jerséis de lana, os recomiento algunos títulos para que podáis vivirlos desde el sofá de vuestra casa... con el aire acondicionado a tope.

'Vacaciones en Roma' (1953)

Nunca he estado en Roma y me da miedo ir y que no me pase lo que Audrey Hepburn en 'Vacaciones en Roma' ('Roman Holiday', Wylliam Wyler). Claro que yo no soy una princesa europea agobiada por no poder llevar una vida normal y que se escapa de palacio para conocer Roma y encontrarse a sí misma. Con corte de pelo y borrachera incluída.

Aún así, esta delicia de película de final algo amargo de ese amor imposible entre la princesa Anna y el periodista Joe Bradley (un maravilloso Gregory Peck) que termina enamorándose de ella mientras trata de conseguir una exclusiva para su periódico, es perfecta, no sólo para una noche de verano, sino para cualquier época del año.

'Atrapa a un Ladrón' (1955)

Si Cary Grant decide no separarse de ti para atrapar al ladrón de cuyos robos le están inculpando...¿quién podría negarse? Y más si todo esto ocurre en la idílica Costa Azul. Pero no, una vez más, no soy Grace Kelly ni una rica heredera a la que puedan robar las joyas.

Por suerte, no necesitamos vivirlo, porque Hitchcok lo rodó y plasmó tan bien en 'Atrapa a un ladrón' ('To Catch A Thief', Alfred Hitchcok, 1955), con esa mezcla perfecta de thriller y romance que no necesitamos nada más. Gracias Hitch por el glamour de los romances veraniegos entre ladrones y descapotables azules.

'La tentación vive arriba' (1955)

En mi ciudad hay metro, pero no es como el de Nueva York, cuyas rejillas de ventilación provocan un mini-huracán en la superfecie, y aunque así lo fuera, probablemente sería un aire repugnante, calentorro y fétido. Ya sé que a Marilyn Monroe le parece una "brisa deliciosa" en 'La tentación vive arriba' ('The Seven Year Itch', Billy Wilder, 1955), pero no.

En la cinta, Tom Ewell da vida a un neoyorquino de imaginación exagerada que atraviesa una crisis de madurez, pasa el verano en un caluroso Nueva York, mientras su mujer y sus hijos veranean en Maine. En su letargo estival conocerá a una pizpireta modelo de publicidad -Monroe- que alquila un apartamento en su mismo edificio. Ambos pasarán tiempo juntos y él, con su desbordante imaginación, creerá tener una relación con su vecina.

'Tú a Boston y yo a California' (1961)

Nunca fui a un campamento de verano, por lo que hasta donde sé, podría tener una hermana gemela, idéntica a mí, en algún lugar del mundo. Y por supuesto, jamás podremos intercambiar nuestras identidades para conocer el mundo de la otra y conseguir que nuestros padres vuelvan a enamorarse. Pero como dije antes, las expectativas del cine jamás se cumplen y nunca fui esa niña pija londinense que se intercambiaba con su hermana californiana.

Pero una vez más, poco importa. En 'Tú a Boston y yo a California' ('The Parent Trap', David Swift,1961), Hayley Mills ya lo vivía por mí -y mi hermana gemela inexistent, obvio-, y ella y su versión doble conseguían que sus padres -Brian Keith y la pelirroja más pelirroja de Hollywood, Maureen O'Hara- volvieran a juntarse en aquel romántico rancho californiano.

'Búsqueme a esa chica' (1964)

Lo sé. Un salto muy drástico con referencia a las otras películas. Pero no podía dejar de incluirla, por la genialidad que supone ver en una misma película a dos íconos pop de la España de los 60: Marisol y el Dúo Dinámico. Y más si en ella, la niña prodigio y el guapo del dúo vivían un romance veraniego.

En 'Búsqueme a esa chica', Marisol -Pepa Flores- trata de ganarse la vida con su padre en Palma de Mallorca, cuando un ricachón descubre a la chica y quiere convertirla en una estrella, a cambio de alejarla de su padre. Entre tanto, Marisol conoce al Dúo Dinámico y se enamora de uno de ellos. Y hay números musicales tan kitsch y exquisitos como el de arriba.

'Las señoritas de Rochefort' (1967)

Y pasamos de un musical cañí español a uno francés, muy francés, pero rezumando amor por el musical de Hollywood. Sí, hablo de la deliciosa 'Las señoritas de Rochefort' del maestro Jacques Demy, uno de mis favoritos de todos los tiempos. Y por suerte, transcurre en verano, hay romances y encuentran un hueco en esta lista y por lo tanto, una buena excusa para recuperarla.

Aquí, Catherine Deneuve y Françoise Dorléac -su hermana en la vida real- dan vida a unas gemelas que dan clases de danza y música en la aburrida Rochefort -si véis la película, no es aburrida para nada-. Quieren irse a vivir a París y con el verano, llegan a la ciudad marineros, feriantes y demás, que despertarán las ansias de romance de las jóvenes. Comedia fresquita con números musicales exquisitos, colores, asesinatos y Gene Kelly, ahí lo digo todo.

'El Graduado' (1967)

Y aunque 'El Graduado' ('The Graduate', Mike Nichols) no es una película musical, sí tiene una canción que pasó a la historia: 'Mrs.Robinson' de Simon and Garfunkel, y sin duda la banda sonora ideal para el amor prohibido entre un joven y una mujer madura, a los que dieron vida Dustin Hoffman y Anne Bancroft.

Y es que claro, el verano para unos es sinónimo de descanso y para otros, de intentar decidir qué hacer con sus vidas. Es el caso del personaje de Hoffman, que regresa a casa de sus padres tras graduarse en la universidad. Y mientras sus padres quieren que salga con la hija de unos amigos, será la madre de ésta quien trate seducir al joven e inocente muchacho. Ya saben, el calor y la carne fresca.

'Grease' (1978)

Vale. Lo sé: 'Grease' no cuenta un romance veraniego, pero permitidme la licencia, porque si no hubiera sido por uno, uno de los musicales más míticos de los 70 no habría sucedido jamás. Y es que todo empieza cuando Sandy y Danny, dos adolecentes -interpretados por los treintañeros Olivia Newton John y John Travolta- se despiden tras haber vivido uno de esos ídilicos amores veraniegos, pensando que no volverán a verse.

¡Y qué equivocados estaban! Gracias al maravilloso destino cinematográfico, después del verano ella comenzará el curso en un nuevo instituto...¿y adivinad quién estudia también ahí? ¡Bingo! Lo demás es historia llena de gomina, descapotables, chicle y faldas con vuelo. Y de nada por el vídeo con la letra de 'Summer Nights', por si queréis marcaros un Sing'a'long'

'Pauline en la playa' (1983)

Y nos ponemos un poco más serios y volvemos al cine francés y uno de sus grandes cineastas, Éric Rohmer. Y como en todo su cine, en 'Pauline en la playa' ('Pauline à la plage'), parece que deje la cámara y las historias surgen de forma espontánea y orgánica ante ella. Y parece que no le fue mal, ya que la cinta le valió el Oso de Plata a la Mejor Dirección en la Berlinale de ese año.

De ritmo pausado -ya saben, rohmeriana- como el mejor de los veranos, en 'Pauline en la playa' conocemos Marion y su joven prima Pauline, pasan unas vacaciones en un balneario en Normandía. Allí, la primera se reencontrará con un viejo amor y la segunda, comenzará a descubrir lo que un buen amorío de verano puede dar de sí.

'Dirty Dancing' (1987)

Lo confieso. He visto 'Dirty Dancing' millones de veces, pero nunca me avergonzará decirlo y tengo la suerte de que, con los años, se ha convertido en una cinta de culto y manifiesto feminista. Y viene al pelo porque resulta que cuenta uno de los romances veraniegos más míticos y sensuales de los 80, porque quien no se haya sentido identificado alguna vez con Baby y ese "No dejaré que nadie te arrincone" que le dice Johnny Castle, está mintiendo.

En la cinta, Baby (Jennifer Gray), una recién graduada del instituto va a parar con sus padres y su hermana a un lugar de estos de vacaciones en los que solamente hay jubilados. Por suerte, entre los animadores del lugar hay un bailarín excesivamente atractivo (las niñas de los 80 te querremos siempre, Patrick Swayze) y sensible, que por azares del destino -siempre- tendrá que enseñar a bailar a Baby. Y claro, surge el amor.

'Mi chica' (1991)

Si nacistéis en los 80 y el comienzo de los 90 os pilló en plena infancia o entrando en la adolescencia, lo más propable es que el amor pre-adolescente de 'Mi chica' ('My Girl', Howard Zieff) os traumatizara para siempre. Y no os culpo, porque desde que la vi, mi gran temor son las abejas y avispas. Traumas infantiles a parte, la cinta que protagonizaron Anna Chlumsky y Macaulay Culkin, es ya todo un clásico del 'coming of age', del paso a la infancia a la adolescencia.

La cinta, básicamente, transcurre durante un verano en la vida de Vada, una niña hipocondríaca, que vive con un padre viudo director de una funeraria y pasa parte de su tiempo con su amigo Thomas, alérgico a todo. La niña comienza a sufrir los cambios de la adolescencia a la vez que su padre comienza una relación con su nueva empleada y su amigo y primer amor...bueno, no os lo cuento por si no la vistéis, pero...trauma.

'French Kiss' (1995)

A la pobre Meg Ryan la abandona su novio (Timothy Hutton) por una francesa y ésta afrontará su miedo a volar para viajar a Francia a recuperarlo. Claro, porque viajar a Francia en verano y pasar de París a la Costa Azul es toda una tortura, y mucho más, si conoces en el avión a un francés (o Kevin Kline) que se lleva entre manos negocios bastante chungos, en los que, sin duda, involucrará a la pobre Meg.

Pero no importa si en el fondo, ese francés caradura tiene su corazoncito -y sabe de vinos- y tratará de ayudar a Meg -vale, el personaje se llama Kate, pero ¿qué importa?- a recuperar a su novio. Y bueno, todos sabemos qué no lo hará. Y todo ello en un entorno de ensueño que va desde París, pasando por la campiña francesa y Niza. Todo muy encantador y entrañable. Ni tan mal, Meg.

Trilogía 'Antes del amanecer' (1995 - 2004 - 2013)

Sé que soy un poco pesada con la famosa trilogía de Richard Linklater, protagonizada por Ethan Hawke y Julie Delpy, pero ¿qué le vamos a hacer si son auténticas maravillas además de contener altas dosis de romanticismo sin alejarse nunca de la cruda realidad? Y sí, las tres transcurren en verano y sí, las tres incluyen historias de amor.

En 'Antes del amanecer' ('Before Sunrise', 1995), Jesse y Céline se conocían y vivían una intensa noche de verano en Viena. No se volverían a encontrar hasta 9 años después en 'Antes del atardecer' ('Before Sunset', 2004) y durante una calurosa tarde en París con final abierto. Y otros 9 años pasaron hasta que conocimos ¿el final? de su historia en una isla griega en 'Antes del anocheceder' ('Before Midnight,'2013)

'El Talento de Mr.Ripley' (1999)

Muchísimo más turbio es el romance veraniego que nos contó Anthony Minghella en 1999 en 'El talento de Mr. Ripley' ('The talented Mr. Ripley'), en un entorno y con un reparto de ensueño: Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow y Matt Damon protagonizaron este thriller psicológico ambientada en la soleada Italia de los años 50.

Basada en la novela homónima de Patricia Highsmith, aquí, Matt Damon da vida a Ripley, un chaval de lo más corriente, que viaja a Italia para conseguir que el hijo de su jefe -el maravilloso Jude Law-, un vividor y ganador nato regrese a casa, por el que se sentirá rápidamente atraído. La cosa se lía de tal manera, que Ripley tratará de vengarse ante el rechazo suplantando la identidad del otro. Ambición, atracción y celos en la maravillosa Italia y con gente muy guapa. Porque sí, Cate Banchett también participa en la película.

'Y tu mamá también' (2001)

Ya lo he comentado más arriba, pero con el calorcito la sangre nos llega a todas partes menos a la cabeza y claro, si dos chavales saliendo de la adolescencia como Diego Luna y Gael García Bernal conocen a una mujer más mayor como Maribel Verdú y ésta acepta a unirse a un viaje en furgoneta con ellos, pues se puede liar considerablemente.

Ante la sorpresa de los chavales de que ella haya aceptado, tendrán que ingeniarselas para hacer el viaje y el resultado es una sexy road-trip que cambiara la forma de entender la vida de los tres. Por cierto, es el cuarto largometraje de Alfonso Cuarón, el segundo que rodó en castellano y el que le convirtió en uno de los jóvenes realizadores mexicanos de mayor proyección internacional. Lo demás, ya lo conocemos.

'Ma mère' (2005)

Sí, lo sé, puede que 'Ma mère' de Christophe Honoré cuente una historia de amor demasiado perversa e incestuosa. Pero es que, al fin y al cabo, es una historia de amor y transcurre en verano y su propuesta es lo suficientemente interesante para que os hable de ella y os la descubra, si no la conocéis, aunque que esté protagonizada por Isabelle Huppert y Louis Garrel ya debería ser suficiente.

En su segundo largometraje, Honoré cuenta las perturbadoras vavaciones de una madre y su hijo recién salido de la adolescencia en Mallorca. Él no necesita nada más que el afecto de su madre y ella, con tendencias autodestructivas introducirá a su hijo en el universo sado-masoquista para alcanzar el amor maternal absoluto. Sudor, sexo sucio, tríos e incesto en este perverso relato.

'500 días juntos' (2006)

Puede que lo que más me guste de '500 días juntos' ('500 Days of Summer', Marc Webb) es que no se trata de una comedia romántica al uso, sino que es todo lo contrario: desmitifica el amor romántico perfecto, pero sin llegar a hacer que lo odies. Y como todas las pelis de esta lista, parte de su trama ranscurre en verano, por no hablar del juego de palabras de su título origina que significa '500 días de verano', siendo Summer, además, el nombre de la protagonista.

En la cinta, Joseph Gordon-Levitt da vida a un joven que trabaja escribiendo cartas de felicitación y cree en el amor verdadero, mientras que Summer (Zooey Deschanel), dejó de creer en él cuando sus padres se divorciaron. Él caerá prendidamente enamorado de ella, ella de él no tanto, y éste tratará de reconstruir su relación par ver donde estuvo el problema y poder recuperarla.

'Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona' (2008)

No, no es la mejor película de Woody Allen ni de lejos, pero causó cierto revuelo en su momento por estar rodada en nuestro país y lógicamente, por reunir a nuestras dos estrellas más internacionales: Javier Bardem y Penélope Cruz. Además, es el claro ejemplo de lo que puede pasarle a dos americanas ingenuas que vienen de vacaciones a nuestro país: porque todos los hombres son tan pasionales como el personaje de Bardem y todas las mujeres están locas como el personaje de Cruz.

En la cinta, Vicky y Cristina, dos americanas, viajan de vacaciones a Barcelona. Mientras la primera es sensata y está apunto de casarse, la segunda busca todo tipo de aventuras. ¡Y vaya si las encuentra! Conocerá a un atractivo pintor con el que comenzará un romance...con él y con su inestable ex-mujer.

'Adventureland' (2009)

Greg Mottola dirigía en 2009 a Jesse Eisenberg y Kristen Stewart en 'Adventureland', una claro ejemplo de como un verano que no va a ser como esperabas puede convertirse en algo más o menos mejor -ahí, según las prioridades de cada uno-.

Así, en la cinta, estamos en el verano de 1987 y Eisenberg da vida a un recién graduado en la universidad, que al terminar el curso decide ir a recorrer Europa en sus vacaciones, para después empezar Periodismo en la Universidad de Columbia. Pero sus problemas económicos se lo impedirán, y terminará trabajando en 'Adventureland', donde conocerá a la enigmática Emily.

'Primos' (2011)

Si te dejan plantado en el altar, la cosa más lógica que puedes hacer a continuación es ir al pueblo donde pasaste los veranos de tu infancia para recuperar a tu amor de adolescencia. Lo normal. Por suerte, todo vale en el cine y ¡menos mal! Porque con 'Primos', Daniel Sánchez Arévalo filmó su mejor y más entrañable comedia.

Así, Quim Gutiérrez y sus primos Raúl Arévalo y Adrián Lastra viajan a Comillas (Cantabria), en plenas fiestas de verano, para que el primero se reencuentre con Inma Cuesta, su primer gran amor. Entre hortalizas, canciones de los Backstreet Boys, verbenas y ferias de pueblo, transcurre este(os) divertido(s) y entrañable(s) romance(s).

'Moonrise Kingdom' (2012)

Y otro verano retro, pero esta vez de 1965 y reproducido bajo la fascinante y mágina mirada de Wes Anderson, lo que implica que 'Moonrise Kingdom' es, sin duda, una cinta de lo más especial, con campamento de verano incluído y una apuesta visual casi, casi, convertida en icónica.

Sam y Suzy se conoce en un campamento de verano, donde los niños pre-adolescentes pasan el día haciendo todo tipo de actividades y viviendo mil aventuras. Pero Sam y Suzy se han enamorado y planearán una escapada para poder vivir juntos y a su manera, fuera de el universo estricto paternal.

'Un jeune poète' (2014)

Aunque creo que no se ha estrenado en España, si alguna vez os topáis con 'Un jeune poète' (Damien Manivel), ni lo dudéis. Y es que me ha parecido oportuno hablaros de ella porque es una cinta interesantísima sobre madurar, las ambiciones -y pretensiones- de la juventud y encontrar el lugar de uno en el mundo. Y claro está, porque transcurre en verano y hay un romance, que para eso hemos venido.

En la cinta, el pobre Rémi sueña con ser poeta y fascinar al mundo con sus versos y por ello, viaja en soledad a la calurosa ciudad de Sète, en el sur de Francia, con lapicero y cuaderno para buscar la inspiración y escribir poemas maravillosos. Rémi lo intenta con todas sus fuerzas, hasta que se enamora de una joven y podrá, por fin, escribir algo. Lo mejor de la cinta, son los penosos intentos de Rémi de ser bohemio. Mucho postureo, vamos.

'Kiki, el amor se hace' (2016)

En su tercer largometrjae como director, Paco León habla de todo tipo de filias sexuales extrañas y como no podía ser de otra forma, asocia el sexo con el verano. Porque en el Madrid que nos muestra León en 'Kiki, el amor se hace', hae mucho calor y parece que esto hace aumentar el deseo sexual de sus habitantes y despierta sus más oscuras -y raras- filias.

Una película coral, muy veraniega y colorida y que a ritmo de pop es toda una oda a la diferencia, a la liberación sexual y claro está, al amor veraniego.

          FemaleFakeTaxi – Ava Austen & Madlin Moon   
          Pink Floyd e il Progressive   
Nel passaggio tra gli anni Sessanta e Settanta il rock, soprattutto in Inghilterra, fa un balzo creativo in avanti davvero straordinario, esce dal “ghetto” giovanile, abbatte i confini dell’universo pop e muove alla conquista della musica totale. Il jazz, la musica classica, il folk e le tradizioni popolari, l'avanguardia, l'elettronica, la sperimentazione, entrano a far parte del lessico quotidiano delle band del rock. E’ l’era del “progressive”, che priva di legami ideologici e sonori con il rock del passato, si muove, liberissimo, nello scenario della musica contemporanea. King Crimson, Genesis, Yes, Van Der Graaf Generator, Gentle Giant, sono solo alcuni dei nomi dei protagonisti di una stagione musicalmente ricchissima. E i Pink Floyd sono il gruppo che, dopo gli esordi psichedelici, riescono a trasformare tutto questo in un opera destinata a restare negli annali della musica del Novecento, “Dark side of the moon”. E’ in questo mondo che Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo accompagneranno i frequentatori di “Lezioni di Rock”.
          Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon    
Inutile, forse, provare a presentare quello che secondo molti è il disco rock per eccellenza, l’album che molti, in ogni generazione da più di trent’anni, conoscono a memoria, l’album che mostrò al mondo, per la prima volta, non tanto “la faccia oscura della luna”, quanto il lato ombroso della nostra anima. Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo vi accompagnano alla riscoperta di un capolavoro assoluto, “Dark side of the moon” dei Pink Floyd.
          The Police - Reggatta de Blanc   
Alla fine degli anni Settanta il rock stava cambiando pelle, era appena passata l’onda del punk che aveva spazzato via ogni certezza, arrivava la new wave, la nuova onda, con decine di nuove band e nuovi suoni, e tutto il nuovo mondo musicale veniva riscaldato dal reggae, che dalla Giamaica invadeva il mondo. L’ultimo anno degli anni Settanta era già il primo della nuova era, salutata dall’arrivo di un disco, Reggatta del Blanc, che metteva insieme tutto, rock, punk, new wave, reggae e canzone. Era la formula magica dei Police, sulla base della quale nacquero classici come Walking On The Moon", "Bring On The Night" e "The Bed's Too Big Without You", e soprattutto "Message In A Bottle. Ernesto Assante e Gino Castaldo vi accompagnano, domenica 18 Gennaio alle ore 11 al Teatrostudio, all’ascolto di un disco che ha racchiude in sé tutta la vitalità e creatività delle esperienze musicali di quegli anni, un vero gioiello musicale non solo per tutti i fan dei Police ma anche per tutti coloro che amano la buona musica.
          DIY Wooden Firecrackers: Summer Front Porch Decorating   

Many moons ago, we purchased a set of wooden firecrackers that I have been using for my 4th of July Decorating ever since. Even though the original set of Wooden Firecrackers had been repainted, it was time to give me a fresh look again. But this time, we decided it would be fun to share the […]

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While the very fabric of space-time warped and undulated over the Trump-Morning Joe conflict (we’ll get to that), Republicans in the House finance subcommittee worked up a scheme to neutralize the Johnson Amendment. The proposed rule would deny the IRS the funds it would need to investigate Johnson Amendment violations…for churches only. That’s right, no mention of other nonprofits, no mention of other houses of worship. We joined a big coalition of groups opposing the measure, and I did the equivalent of marching up and down, toddler-Bart-Simpson style, making noise about it.

But you know, the fabric of space time. Undulating and whatnot. About that:

After Trump did his dumbass Trump thing that he does, Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempted to justify the president’s behavior as some kind of proportional response to bullying (????), and when asked who she could point to as a role model, she defaulted to God. That’s fine, but you’d think a couple human role models would be useful in a pinch. Maybe keep a couple of those in your back pocket. Just a thought.

More fun was the op-ed by Mika and Joe themselves, where they threw so much shade it looked like an eclipse. They said Trump wasn’t mentally healthy enough to watch Morning Joe, and made the charge that Trump had blackmailed them with the threat of a negative National Inquirer article.

David Roberts at Vox tries to come to grips with what the hell is wrong with the man, and why it’s so hard to figure it out:

Trump defies our theory of mind because he appears to lack a coherent, persistent self or worldview. He is a raging fire of need, protected and shaped by a lifetime of entitlement, with the emotional maturity and attention span of a 6-year-old, utterly unaware of the long-term implications of his actions. ... Politicos and journalists need a story in which Trump’s stumbling and grasping can be construed as a savvy media strategy, a “distraction” from some other wrongdoing he has going on, or a “pivot” from his current omnishambles. Those are all versions of political maneuvering with which they are familiar. They need for Trump to want things, to be after things, to have a plan. ... But there’s no there there.

CFI Los Angeles chief Jim Underdown recoils at the utter plausibility of The Handmaid’s Tale, and laments that the star of the TV version, Elizabeth Moss, is herself a Scientologist:

What doesn’t fit is that the Church of Scientology could be a central character in The Handmaid’s Tale TV series. For decades we’ve been hearing real-life stories from ex-Scientologists that sound like they could be plots in the series.   

Nikhil Sonnad at Quartz does a great service, cataloguing how Alex Jones’ Infowars store and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop store and the Moon Juice store all sell the same snake oil.

Speaking of Alex Jones (if we must), he had a guest, Robert David Steele, who said this:

This may strike your listeners as way out but we actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20 year ride. So that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony.  

Now, Jones does seem to distance himself from this idea a tad (“Well I don’t know about Mars bases”), but don’t give him too much credit! Or any! Because then he says this:

I know they’ve created massive, thousands of different types of chimeras that are alien lifeforms on this earth now. 

Just in case you’re wondering, NASA denies the allegation. Well, of course they would. Pfft.

In Bizarro America, aka Canada, a new survey shows that the electorate would prefer an atheist, gay, or transgender prime minister over an evangelical Christian. 

CFI’s new intern Andy Ngo thinks back to the Orlando massacre one year ago, and how the discourse about it has been too diffuse, asking, “While it is imperative to prevent and condemn discrimination against Muslims, why does that have to come at the cost of speaking openly about religious fundamentalism, particularly Islamism?”

South Africa will no longer have single-religion public schools. (A group lobbying for this change, the Organisasie vir Godsdienste-Onderrig en Demokrasie, has the greatest acronym ever: OGOD.) 

Australian homeopathics company Brauer is being investigated for promoting an ebook that advocates the use of homeopathy to treat babies and toddlers.  

Theologian and sociologist Peter Berger has died at the age of 88. I don’t know much about most of his work, but his book The Social Construction of Reality blew my mind when I read it in college a million years ago. 

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          Tara Lipinski is Really Enjoying Her Honeymoon   
The honeymoon phase.
          Comment on The Discovery Institute’s Best Arguments by Holding The Line In Florida   
@TomS. Good one. Micro Gravity! I guess Macro Gravity doesn't exist, the Sun just sucks on the Earth and the Earth just sucks on the Moon. The whole Cosmos just sucks!!!
          Nifty Prediction : (+/-) 0.4% movements expected in Nifty | Trade with care   
Daily Forecast – Share Market – June – 30th, 2017 (+/-) 0.4% movements expected in Nifty | Trade with care Jupiter and Sun are in lead, with support of Moon, Mars, Rahu, Ketu and Mercury. Indications are clear that market is trying to regain its position. Rahu and Ketu will always show ups and downs during the day. Seven planets are active, this day will again be active with many segments. Petroleum, financial institutions, Transport – includes air-transport, shipping, IT (may be medium or others too), communication, entertainment, sports and infrastructure, power, cement, automobile and tyres etc. Indications are again that many segments will be in movements. So, trade with the wind. I feel day may again show ups and downs. Nifty may show movements in the range of 9560 to 9470. Trade wisely. Indian Currency Indian Rupee may trade in between 64.50 to 65.00 per USD. Please like my Facebook page @ ** Before investing or trading please check technical aspects also, it’s a reading based on planetary movements.Filed under: Share Market Tagged: astrology, Currency Prediction, Nifty Prediction, sensex prediction, stock market prediction
          Astrology : Daily Panchang – June 30th, 2017   
Daily Panchang – June 30th, 2017 Aashad Month of hindu calendar, 7th day – Saptami, Shukla Paksha, Nakshtra at the time of Sun rise in Uttaraphalguni Nakshtra and will be till 20:16 Hrs (IST), Moon will be in Hast Nakshtra at 20:16 Hrs (IST). Vyatipat Yog, Gund Karan. Sun Rise in New Delhi will be at 05:27 Hrs (IST) and Sunset at 19:23 Hrs. (IST). At the time sun rise Moon will be in Virgo sign. Bhadra will be from 18:01 Hrs (IST). Mercury will rise at 02:17 Hrs (IST) on 01-07-2017.Filed under: Daily Panchang Tagged: astrology, Daily Panchang, Hindu calendar, hindu month, horary, horary analysis, Horoscope query, indian astrology, Kundli queries, nakshtra, paid astrology, sunrise, sunset tithi, vedic astrology
          Astrology Prediction : Query by Jyoti Kumari (for her husband), from Deo (India)   
Name : Jyoti Kumari (For her husband) Date of Birth : 22-07-1985 Time of Birth : 07:09 Hrs (IST) Place of Birth : Deo (India) Query : Wants to know about my husband whether he continue with the job or start a new business.. Jyoti Kumari, According to Vedic astrology my observations are as follows: 1. Cancer ascendant and lord Moon is in the house of finance and with Mercury lord of expenses and foreign lands. Ascendant has Mars lord of profession and Sun lord of finance, this combination may give very aggressive nature (in majority of cases), blessed by Jupiter which is retrograde. This irritation and aggression may be linked with financial issues, as well professional pressure. 2. Competitiveness and efforts to achieve goal – are casual, which may spoil even wonderful planning and skill too. 3. I Saturn retrograde is spoiling professional approach, Mahadasha lord Rahu and house of profession too. Anterdasha lord is representing house of expenses and may give misleading ideas or confusing or distracting thoughts. 4. It will be better according to your birth chart that you must focus on your job at least till 2019. After this period I have not tested the horoscope. I have not checked Navmansha and Dashmansha (specific chart for profession).Filed under: Query Prediction Responses Tagged: astrology, free predictions, horary, horary analysis, Horoscope query, indian astrology, Kundli queries, paid astrology, Paid Horoscope analysis, psychic readings, vedic astrology
          Big Moves on Outer Space   
Flanked by legendary astronauts including Buzz Aldrin, President Trump announced the reformation of the National Space Council. It is tasked with the pursuit of "grand ambitions," a mission very much in the Trump mindset.

Meanwhile, in Congress, a motion to split the Air Force in order to establish a Space Corps survived its first hearing.

Early stages, but these moves represent an attempt to restore a part of what "Made America Great" in the eyes of the earlier generation. Buzz Aldrin's father's generation dreamed up Buck Rogers: Aldrin himself went to the moon. The greatness of that has never been equaled, and so far, it has never been surpassed.

I don't know if I believe that Federal bureaucracies still have the capacity to do things that are Great in that capital-letter sense. Maybe not. But at least they're aiming in the right direction.
          Doobie Twisters - Black or White (1998)   

Artist: Doobie Twisters
Title: Black or White
Year Of Release: 1998
Label: Bluelight Records
Genre: Modern Electric Blues
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 45:17
Total Size: 342 MB
01. You're Something (04:03)
02. Wrong Girl (03:37)
03. Little Bit of Blues (04:26)
04. How Can Love (04:28)
05. Full Moon on Main Street (04:04)
06. Change It (03:38)
07. Bad Seed (03:17)
08. Ashes in My Ashtray (04:47)
09. Actin' Like a Child (04:46)
10. I Don't Want No Woman (03:45)
11. B. B. King (04:26)

          American Pravda: How the CIA Invented "Conspiracy Theories"   
A year or two ago, I saw the much-touted science fiction film Interstellar, and although the plot wasn't any good, one early scene was quite amusing. For various reasons, the American government of the future claimed that our Moon Landings of the late 1960s had been faked, a trick aimed at winning the Cold War...
          George Terry - Guitar Dr (2004)   

Artist: George Terry
Title: Guitar Dr
Year Of Release: 2004
Label: George Terry/Terrytunes, Inc. (BMI)
Genre: Blues Rock
Quality: Mp3 320 / Flac (image, .cue, log)
Total Time: 51:16
Total Size: 142/370 Mb (scans)
01. That Ain't You 3:57
02. It's Only Make Believe 3:45
03. She's My Harley Davidson 3:54
04. Let Me Stay 4:12
05. Don't Ask Me 6:06
06. Off To See The Moon 4:15
07. Long Way Down 3:40
08. Only Love Can Save Me Tonight 4:16
09. All Possible Dreams 4:04
10. It's Alright 3:30
11. Wild Life 3:30
12. You Blame It All 3:41
13. Get It Right 2:21

Guitar Drive is a CD with a variety of songs by George Terry including "Let Me Stay" that was done with the original Eric Clapton Band in the 1970's. Jamie Oldaker/Drums, Dick Simms/B3, Carl Radle/Bass, Eric Clapton played and also sang the end chorus of the song, with George Terry on the lead vocal and electric guitars.
This is the first CD George has recorded as a solo artist. A rare find for the INDIE market!


          bluemoon1981 on "Cotic Solaris max frame, headset, bb for sale"   

bluemoon1981 - Member
Due to other commitments I'm selling my 3 month old Cotic Solaris max frame
It's black with orange and it's a size m
Had m3 protection put on so frame is like nearly new.
Comes with cane creek headset, shimano bb, orange Hope seat clamp and original receipt.
Can sell a brand new orange Hope headset for it for £50 extra
Looking at 499 including free delivery.
Email me at for photos


          Comment on U.S. Military Sees Future in Neuromorphic Computing by OranjeeGeneral   
IBM can do crap, they demonstrated a 5nm manufacture protype but they have nowhere near a production ready commercial 5nm process they don't even have a commercial FAB at all anymore. They might license parts of the process to GF and that's it. But until GF gets to actually implement it and run at production level it is going to be at least till 2021-2. Besides the current IBM TrueNorth prototype performs absolutely abysmal on state of the art DNN if you actually start investigating its usage. What they are right though is ASIC is the future especially for the cloud and HPC. And you don't need to be on a bleeding edge for getting a good ROI you can go to an old/mature/cheap process node and still gain. Read this interesting paper to get an idea what I am talking about "Moonwalk: NRE Optimization in ASIC Clouds"
          i WOODY not, if i were u   
Don't mind me. Just finished S1 of the fabulous Grace & Frankie on Netflix. 

RV life is kind of a Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own kind of writerly dream for me. 

We rented our first RV for our first trip to b o n n a r o o. We wanted AC, a potty, a shower, and a fridge. We got a fridge. 

The crew from Woody RV Rentals LLC. in Georgetown / Hutto delivered the Voyage Winnebago to my mother's house not in the same condition of their website's YouTube video. "She" (as the delivery men referred to the vehicle) {can I insert gag noises} arrived weathered. 

So, not that! ^^^

Like it had cigarette burns in the carpet!

Anyhoo. On y va.
PSA: Please, friends, DO NOT rent from Woody RV Rentals LLC's without checking out their property first. 


After carefully covering every inch of interior cloth with Lysol, Clorox wipes, and my mother's sheets, the five of us set off on this fantastic voyage from Ktown to the infamous Roo. 

About three minutes into the trip we realized that the rear AC unit was blowing out hot air. 

Yep. That happened. 

Then the cup holder / engine cover blew off inciting Farmer Guy to fear filled cursing. 

Then we stopped for an overnight sweltering stay in Hope, Arkansas at the Wal-Mart. We had to purchase a box fan and bug spray for a noticeably growing ant infestation. 

IKR? Interesting an ant infestation in an RV that had not been rented according to Woody's in over six months. Things that make you go hmmmm.

There was this faint odor settling. It became more and more less faint as the heat from the generator continued climbing toward Hell temperatures, but more about that in bit. 

And it WILL be addressed. In the words of Big Freedia....I didn't come to play with you hoes, I came to slay..." 

But later!!!

Because well... BONNAROO!!! Happy Roo! High five to you! Happy Roo! And high five to you!!!

Hands down Manchester, Tennessee during Bonnaroo, not Disney, is the happiest place on Earth. Well, maybe not Disney during the holiday season... it's a toss-up or maybe meme chose???

We arrived after midnight, the kids immediately scurried away to behold Kevin Abstract. Farmer Guy and I adjusted to this interesting landscape--- a sea of tents   enveloped by mountains of RVs sprinkled in starlight. 


After a hard night sleep with that ever growing smell, I showered. It was fabulous and it was my last. The whole shower ---door, knob, spigot, and all crumbled shortly after that. I think all passengers got at least one shower.

But, nonetheless, Friday was epic. Big Freedia EPIC! TWERK IT OUT! Interesting side note, I thought I was like almost a demi twerk goddess after one lesson. I thought the media was kinda swarming me with my expert twerking skills, but, alas, I was bouncing next to LoLo Jones, Olympiad. That kind of epic. The day a full moon collided with Kaleo, Russ, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and, and, and U2. Yes, I did shed a tear. 

Big Freedia AND Bono in one day. On What stage in This tent. {Bonnaroovian inside joke} because at this point I claim citizenship - at least honorary. 

That was only Friday, and the smells inside of our traveling atopia became increasingly worse as we added to this problem sans proper shower avec mosh pit life. I even contemplated free showers bestowed by that one guy, but the fungal you know, is better than the... Nvm. 

Maybe one day, I can really blog about Bonnaroo EVERYTHING EVERYTHING (great YA, BTW), but this is a trash blog about Woody's in attempt to lovingly warn any person with children, or elderly travelers, hell any traveler with lungs to consider deeply before dealing with this company. 

This is my very first time writing a bad public review of an establishment. I might be doing it allll wrong. 
PSA: Please, friends, DO NOT rent from Woody RV Rentals LLC's without checking out their property first. 


On Woody RV Rentals LLC: They are trash. Which I think is a rather harsh term that the kids are using, but quite applicable in this scenario. 

Yep! The smell was the septic system, not properly filtering in the proper way spilling black water and waste right onto the great farms of Tennessee in the midst of 60K happy campers!

While we squeamishly waited, Farmer Guy now aka Hero Guy had to fix reconnect or whatever, with his own gloved hands apparently just in time for us all not to die of toxic shock (maybe not TSS, but toxic inhalation) in Manchester Heaven. 

Also thanks to the Bonnaroo logisticians for having an uhmazing line up like Chance the Rapper, Flume, Travis Scott, Lorde, The Weeknd, E.T.C. We didn't spend a whole lot of time in that possibly hazardous Voyage Winnebago, that maybe will now be retired. I repeat out of love, for them and for you ---their VOYAGE WINNEBAGO is trash. 

"Are you ready for your miracle????" Thank you, Chance. 

That Monday, with the Voyage engine light on, we left our magical memories in Manchester with inside RV sweltering temps streaming about 92 degrees for our 14 hour drive home. 

Yasss! Our skin looked flawless when we landed in Texas to receive our whopping one day rental discount for our over TWO THOUSAND dollar rental from Woody's. Oh, and a free first day of our very next rental!!! And Woody's doesn't do one day rentals. Okay???

About 2h's off of 2g's???

Okay, again. Ant Infestation!!??!!

"I didn't come to play with these hoes, I came to slay..."

PSA: Please, friends, DO NOT rent from Woody RV Rentals LLC's without checking out their property first. 

Don't mind me if I'm over here over sharing this announcement with the desire of saving someone's vacation. 

Because A: Not everyone's septic saver will be hooping to Red Hot Chili Peppers under a sparkly firework filled sky. 

And B: I'm from the 254--- I can show you better than I can tell you. Y'all wanna see photos???

PSA: Please, friends, DO NOT rent from Woody RV Rentals LLC's without checking out their property first. 


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          Pietų Korėjos prezidentas pakvietė D.Trumpą aplankyti Seulą   

Pietų Korėjos prezidentas Moon Jae-Inas penktadienį paskelbė, kad Donaldas Trumpas vėliau šiais metais apsilankys Seule, priėmęs jo kvietimą per derybas Vašingtone.
Skaitykite daugiau...

          Donaldas Trumpas: JAV kantrybė dėl Šiaurės Korėjos išseko   

Jungtinių Valstijų prezidentas Donaldas Trumpas penktadienį pareiškė, kad JAV kantrybė išseko dėl Šiaurės Korėjos branduolinės programos veiksmų, ir apkaltino Pchenjano režimą, jog šis visiškai negerbia žmogaus gyvybės. „Strateginės kantrybės era Šiaurės Korėjos režimo atžvilgiu žlugo, daugelį metų jį buvo žlunganti. Tiesiai kalbant, ši kantrybė išseko“, – sakė jis po derybų su savo kolega Pietų Korėjos prezidentu Moon Jae-Inu.
Skaitykite daugiau...

          دانلود آهنگ جدید محسن میدانی به نام همون میشم   

دانلود آهنگ جدید و بسیار زیبای محسن میدانی به نام همون میشم   Download New Music By Mohsen Meydani – Hamoon Misham   دانلود آهنگ جدید محسن میدانی به نام همون میشم

نوشته دانلود آهنگ جدید محسن میدانی به نام همون میشم اولین بار در دانلود آهنگ جدید | دانلود موزیک پدیدار شد.

          Plini: Cascade - .strandberg* plus US tour dates   

play-through of an excerpt from "CASCADE"
listen + buy :
touring North America this August & September
general + masterclass tickets :


18 • Philadelphia, PA • Voltage Lounge
19 • Richmond, VA • Capitol Ale House
20 • Spartanburg, SC • Ground Zero
21 • Orlando, FL • Backbooth
22 • Atlanta, GA • Masquerade
24 • Dallas, TX • Curtain Club
25 • Houston, TX • Walters Downtown
26 • Austin, TX • Barracuda
28 • Tempe, AZ • Rebel Lounge
29 • Los Angeles, CA • The Roxy Theatre
30 • San Francisco, CA • DNA Lounge


1 • Vancouver, BC • Astoria
2 • Seattle, WA • El Corazon
3 • Portland, OR • Lolas
5 • Salt Lake City, UT • Loading Dock
6 • Denver, CO • Moon Room
7 • Kansas City, MO • Riot Room
8 • St Paul, MN • Amsterdam
9 • Chicago, IL • Beat Kitchen
10 • Detroit, MI • The Loving Touch
12 • Toronto, ON • Sneaky Dees
13 • Montreal, QC • Bar Le Ritz
14 • Boston, MA • Once Ballroom
15 • Brooklyn, NY • Knitting Factory

signature guitar :

Chambered Swamp Ash body
Figured Australian Blackwood Veneer on Solid Maple Top
Natural Finish
Roasted Maple neck
Ebony fingerboard
25.5″ – 25″ scale
24 Stainless Steel frets
Plini signature inlay on 12th fret
Suhr™ H-H SSV/SSH+ pickups
.strandberg* EGS Pro 4 Tremolo Bridge & String Locks
Average Weight 2.3 kg (5 lbs)

i use Dunlop Primetone Jazz III XL 1.4mm picks
and D'Addario NYXL 10-46 strings

Plini - "CASCADE" - .strandberg*

          US Blacklists China Bank, Revving Up Pressure Over NKorea   

The United States has blacklisted a small Chinese bank accused of illicit dealings with North Korea, escalating the pressure on Beijing to rein in its wayward ally amid increased signs of frustration among President Donald Trump and his top advisers with China’s diplomatic efforts. The Treasury Department on Thursday declared the Bank of Dandong a “primary money-laundering concern,” proposing to sever it entirely from the U.S. financial system, pending a 60-day review period. Although Trump’s treasury secretary said the move didn’t target China, it comes a week after the president lamented that China’s promise to help with North Korea “has not worked out.” Calls to Bank of Dandong rang unanswered on Friday. Beijing, however, criticized Washington’s action, saying that unilateral sanctions outside the U.N. Security Council were inappropriate. “We also firmly oppose any individual country to exercise long-arm jurisdiction under its own domestic law,” said Lu Kang, spokesman for China’s foreign ministry. Lu added that Beijing will investigate possible wrongdoings by Chinese individuals and entities under Chinese laws. Trump had been leaning on President Xi Jinping to help stop the North’s development of nuclear weapons before they can threaten the U.S. homeland. A main focus of the coordination has been getting China to fully enforce international sanctions intended to starve North Korea of revenue for its nuclear and missile programs. The U.S. action is likely to anger China, which handles about 90 percent of North Korea’s external trade, and whose banks and companies are said to provide Pyongyang access to the U.S.-dominated international financial system. The sanctions bar Americans from doing business with Bank of Dandong, which is based in a northeastern Chinese city on the North Korean border that serves as a gateway for trade with the isolated nation. The U.S. also slapped sanctions Thursday on a Chinese shipping company and two Chinese people that it said have facilitated illegal activities by North Korea. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the U.S. still wants to work with Beijing on combating the North Korean threat. “We are in no way targeting China with these actions,” Mnuchin told a White House news briefing. The punitive steps were presaged by a tweet from Trump last week reflecting dissatisfaction with Beijing’s efforts. “While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!” Trump tweeted on June 20. The Trump administration may be struggling to maintain international pressure on Pyongyang. The president was to meet for the first time Thursday with South Korea’s new leader, President Moon Jae-in, who has long advocated outreach to North Korea. His predecessor had staunchly backed Trump’s harder line. Mnuchin said the Bank of Dandong has facilitated millions of dollars of transactions for companies involved in North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs. Anthony Ruggiero, a sanctions expert and former Treasury Department official, described it as a small Chinese bank “sitting at the heart” of trade between North Korea and China. “This is a strong message to Chinese leaders that the Trump administration will act against North Korea’s sanctions evasion in China,” he said. The other targeted Chinese entities are: —Dalian Global Unity Shipping Co., which Treasury accused of transporting 700,000 tons of freight annually, including coal and steel products, […]

The post US Blacklists China Bank, Revving Up Pressure Over NKorea appeared first on Yeshiva World News.

           Trump, hosting Moon, sees 'many options' on N.Korea    
President Donald Trump welcomed South Korea's Moon Jae-In to the White House Friday for talks on how to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile...
           Trump, South Korea's Moon discuss North Korea, trade at White House    
By David Brunnstrom and Lisa LambertWASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for a second day of summit ...
          The Guardian view on Hong Kong: Britain has a duty to defend its freedoms | Editorial   
As the region marks 20 years since its return to China, there is rightly concern about its future

It is 20 years since Hong Kong returned to China. Now as then, there is trepidation. In his first visit as Chinese leader, Xi Jinping has overseen a military parade – a reminder of Beijing’s might – and warned of “new challenges” to the “one country, two systems” framework which allows a high degree of autonomy for the region. On Friday, the foreign ministry described the Joint Declaration, the Sino-British treaty on those arrangements, as a historical document which no longer had practical significance.

Britain’s seizure of Hong Kong is a key part of China’s narrative of a century of humiliation by imperialist foreign powers, ended by the Communist party’s triumph. (Its belief that the west is determined to rain on its parade will be reinforced by the US announcements of sanctions on a Chinese bank linked to North Korea and arms sales to Taiwan just as Mr Xi arrived in the region for the anniversary celebrations.)

Continue reading...
          User Review: Better than anything AT&T can give you   

someguy805 submitted this review of the Nokia N73:

Overall rating: 4.5 (out of 5)

Many moons ago, I bought a W810i. It was brilliant. It also got dropped in water. Insurance sent me various flavors of braindead and broken phones (Pearl 8100, Samsung SGH-a707, W580i, LG Shine CU720) before office of the President stepped in and gave me $200 to buy this phone. It beats them all.

It runs a real smartphone OS, which means real applications and real PDA functionality.

The camera is fantastic. Pictures are crisp and vibrant. Video could be passed off as coming from one of those "Flip Video" sort of cameras.

The media player flat-out makes sense. It's easy to use, lets you send it to the background, and holding a button (with the most recent firmware) immediately brings up the 'Now Playing'.

Battery life has not been a problem. It's not quite the ten days my old
W810i managed, but it's by no means bad. I use it moderately and charge it every third day. Charging is incredibly quick.

At the maximum brightness the screen is uncomfortably bright, which is a very good thing.

In the Nokia tradition, RF, signal acquisition and holding, and voice quality are stellar. Calls are loud and clear, and my mom can't be convinced I'm not on a landline. The speakers on the top are loud and clear.

The keyboard is a bit cramped, but I'm used to that sort of thing. The joystick is a bit low-rent.

The front camera is dreadful, but you already knew that.

It uses Nokia's smaller, spindlier charging connector (but comes with an adapter - don't bin that old charger just yet) and Pop-Port. They're not flawed, but a 3.5mm headset jack and miniUSB are better at this sort of thing.

It is quite thick.

Symbian OS v9.1 requires applications to be signed. There is no surefire workaround for this. It's occasionally slow.

No SDHC support means you're limited to 2GB, and miniSD means yet another adapter.

(Follow link to rate this review or report it to us as inappropriate.)

          We’re over the moon for these 5K Overwatch screenshots   

We went straight to the moon for these 5K Overwatch screenshots of Winston's previous home, thanks to the in-game screenshot utility and a bit of work with the custom game creator.

The post We’re over the moon for these 5K Overwatch screenshots appeared first on Digital Trends.

          Top Storm Photos of 2009   
Even though there might be a small chance for severe weather in the next week or two, I thought I'd post my favorite storm photos of 2009. I was lucky enough to capture some decent shots in 2009, especially tornadoes. And despite the crappy year that a lot of chasers have had, we've had probably our best year yet...intercepting tornadoes in every month from March until July. Here is a link to last year's top photos.

A 'firenado' back on March 6th, almost as good as the real thing up close:


April 26th, near Roll/Crawford, OK:

Roll Oklahoma Tornado

May 6th, 2009 in Linn County, KS a brilliant sunlit wall cloud and rainbow beneath a low-topped that didn't even make it into the reports, but is forever etched into my mind:

Linn County Low-Topped Supercell + Wall Cloud

May 30th, Clinton Lake Dam, KS, Lightning shot with the moon setting underneath the updraft :

Clinton Dam Lightning + Moon

June 15th, 2009 near Kinsley, KS:


June 17th, amazing structure just west of Grand Island, Nebraska (wish I were just about 2 miles further east) :

Grand Island, Nebraska Supercell

June 17th, the Aurora, Nebraska tornado as it begins to cross back north of the highway...a few miles west of Aurora:

Aurora, Nebraska Tornado

June 20th, Princeton Kansas 'mothership' supercell which produced several, weak, brief tornadoes, but the structure stole the show:

Princeton, KS supercell
          Perseid Meteor Shower 2009   
A friend and I went fishing a couple of nights ago on the evening the Perseid Meteor shower peak was supposed to happen (August 11-12). I caught 8 catfish, he caught zero :). Anyways, couldn't really see any near the Spring Hill lake we were at and left there about 11 p.m. and headed back out at 12 a.m. for the "big show" on top of the dam at Melvern Lake about an hour SW of here. One has to get away from the light pollution in major metro areas for the best viewing. So that looked like an ideal spot to view them and for the most part was. Unfortunately, a half moon rose around 10, and really killed the potential for seeing really bright ones.

Nevertheless, I caught 5 on the camera, shooting at 1600 ISO (800 wouldn't show up) at f/2.8. I tried 1600 ISO at f/4 on the old XT with the Sigma 10-20 lens and caught nothing. It was super nice out, light breeze, 70 degrees, no clouds, only a moon that destroyed some great meteor potential and forced me to shoot shorter exposures while loading up my 4 gig SD card quickly. The Xsi battery died after about 3 hours of shooting, so I had to switch to the XT for about 45 minutes (I'm never prepared lol).

Just before dawn, I was setting up for the northern horizon because I knew it would be sweet to get one with some morning light in it. As I was setting up, Derek yelled to look up and an earth grazer shot clear across the sky from the NW to where it ended in the NE. It was the best one of the night, figures.

And last night, I was outside for maybe 20 minutes and saw at least 5 incredible, fireballs from the city, which were brighter than most I saw the night before. According to others, last night was much better for viewing the Perseids. Sigh. Maybe next year I'll be more prepared and try to choose a better location with something cooler for the foreground. Here are a few shots from 1 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. on August 12th.

Full size, no crop at 17 mm:

Perseid Meteor Shower

~ 75% crop on a different (more faint) one:

Perseid Meteor Shower

~ 50% crop with two meteors in the same shot:

Perseid Meteor Shower

Our viewing area from the dam:

Perseid Meteor Shower

I shot some decent lightning photos around midnight on the 10th that I'll be adding onto here sometime in the next week or so.
           in Luxury Community G F Apartment 119 M For Sale Galleria Moon Valley    
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           For Sale in Galleria Moon Valley Apartment 304 M in Luxury Compound    
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          Eagles | Jordan Hicks should be ready for camp   
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles LB Jordan Hicks (hand) is expected to need three to four weeks to recover from the hand injury he suffered on his honeymoon in Greece. Footballguys View: Hicks slipped near the pool and broke his finger. Training camp starts for the Eagles on July 27th, and the team expects Hicks to be ready at that time.
          Eagles | Jordan Hicks injures hand   
Philadelphia Eagles LB Jordan Hicks (hand) injured his hand while getting out of a pool Thursday, June 29, on his honeymoon, according to a source. He has undergone X-rays, but the extent of his injury is unknown. Footballguys View: It's a broken finger according to reports. The latest is that he'll be ready for the start of training camp on July 27th.
          SING DVD and Blu-Ray Movie Release   
*This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment*

If your little ones love Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets it's highly likely that they will become big fans of the latest release from Universal Pictures - SING.

The Special Edition movie will be available on DVD and Blu-ray from 22nd May (next week) which is perfect timing for the half term holiday. After all, we all know how hard it can be to keep the kids entertained when they are off school but this Golden Globe Nominee, with plenty of fun characters like Gunter the pig, is bound to put smiles on faces.

 We didn't get the chance to see SING at the cinema but the trailer looks fantastic!
Not seen it yet? Take a peek at this...

This heart-warming family film with a wonderful soundtrack and all-star cast will be loved by all. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments and loveable characters to see - the Mini Mes and I are so excited to grab the popcorn and snuggle up for a night in front of the TV in just a few days time. I'm certain some fizzy drinks and pick n mix sweets will fall into my basket too at the supermarket!

Packed with lots of popular songs to get your toes tapping, there is 60 minutes of bonus content included along with three unseen mini movies featuring the SING cast plus an exclusive music video from Tori Kelly. There really is plenty to keep you all occupied.

This amazing animated comedy about finding the music that lives inside all of us features over 65 hits including 'Faith', a brand new collaboration from Ariana Grande and Stevie Wonder. 

SING features stars Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala who puts on the world’s greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theatre; Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon as Rosita, an overworked and unappreciated mother of 25 piglets desperate to unleash her inner diva; Scarlett Johansson as Ash, a punk rock porcupine with a beautiful voice; Taron Egerton as Johnny, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; as well as Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly. 

SING is the musical comedy event of the year so pre-order your copy today!

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          Flying To Warmer Shores With Family - 3 Top Tips   
In the world we live in, taking time for a family getaway is not always easy. This is why some parents opt for theme parks as destinations. There are great things to be said about that type of trip, but going somewhere you have never been or going somewhere that has something for everyone, (adults and children) is often more fun and the memories created are treasured for life.

Here are 3 top tips for taking the family getaway vacation of your dreams.

Top tips for flying to warmer shores with family

Step out of tradition

Maybe your child is having a birthday, or maybe you want to celebrate an anniversary, graduation, or wedding. While a cake and gifts are traditional, there is a better way. Plan a bon voyage party before leaving on a celebration trip. Instead of traditional cake and gifts, set up a colorful and delicious candy buffet. The decorations are easy to gather and you can order candy from online suppliers like Sweet Services and have it delivered to your door. 
The candy is easily taken in goodie bags, and there is virtually no cleanup. Not only will your guests enjoy the treats, but you will have fantastic sweets to munch on as you fly away. Your guests can avoid the gifts and contribute to your vacation fund. Cash gifts for these types of parties are completely acceptable. 

Carnival rides, ocean fun, and great food

You do not have to go around the world to have a family fun trip. Book your family into a hotel in Ocean City Maryland. This city has something that every member of the family will love. There is the world famous boardwalk, complete with carnival rides. There are fantastic places to eat, whether you want a lunch to enjoy while strolling on the beach or a sit-down meal with a view of the ocean. Ocean City has every water sport you can imagine or you can rent bicycles and have an outing. 

The hotels have a beautiful ocean view, pools, clubhouses, spas, hot tubs and all the amenities you desire. There are two and three bedroom condos available for the larger families and they come with a complete kitchen. 

Whether you want to take the kids to enjoy Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, or the adults want a night at the casino. You can do it all in this great destination. 

Dream trips

This may be a really important vacation for you. Perhaps you want one last family vacation before your child heads off to college, or maybe it is a honeymoon or anniversary trip. You cannot go wrong with an all-inclusive Hawaii Vacation Package.

Enjoy historical tours, including Pearl Harbor. Visit the unique, black sand beaches. Take a trip to the mouth of a volcano or enjoy a sunset luau. Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places the world has to offer. Tour the islands and swim in crystal blue waters. Experience the Hawaiian culture first-hand. 

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          Food wars! : shokugeki no soma. 12, Moonlight memories by Tsukuda, Yuto, 1989- author.   
"Soma Yukihira's old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father's culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school! Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?! The Fall Classic semifinals concl
          9 Times Donald Trump Said Things To Women He Wouldn’t Have The Guts To Say To A Man   
You probably heard this this week that instead of worrying about some of the more pressing matters going on, including the GOP health care plan or focusing on his Friday meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Donald Trump was going after one of the hosts of MSNBCsMorning Joe. No, not Joe Scarborough, but MikaBrzezinski []
          The First Trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans Reveals the New ABC TV Series   

Marvel has released the first trailer for their upcoming Inhumans television series coming to ABC. The trailer features a revolution breaking out on the moon between the Inhumans and a lot of unhappy civilians on Earth. The first two episodes of Inhumans are set to premiere on September 1st, 2017 in IMAX theaters and the […]

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          07/17/2017 - Sapce Week at ISEC   
Space Week is a five day space science program for children ages 10-15 about The Earth, The Solar System, The Galaxy, The Universe, Rocketry, and Outer Space Observation. Each day is divided into two 3 hour sessions of fun filled model making, rocket launching, demonstrations and games. On the final day of Space Week everyone will have a video of themselves sending a signal to the moon with their voice and hearing their own voice bounce off the moon and return to earth. We expect to have speakers from NASA and Princeton University. Activities are indoors and outdoors and include a visit to the InfoAge Radio Museum, The Original Marconi Tower and a trip to see Mobile Radar Units. Learn about the history of the Space Program and the exciting events that took place right here at the Diana Site in Wall Township that launched the Space Program. Use the 18 meter Radio Telescope Dish to send your voice to the moon and hear it bounce back in 2.5 seconds! Registration is limited, Register Now to save your place!
          Moon y Trump confrontados en torno a Corea del Norte. Los acuerdos y desacuerdos    

Trump está dedicado a aumentar la presión ejercida sobre Pyongyang. Moon no quiere renunciar a la diplomacia y a las iniciativas humanitarias. En el trasfondo, la realización del THAAD, el escudo anti-misiles americano emplazado en Corea del Sur, que tanto enfurece a Beijing. 

          Trump and Moon must unite to send a tough message to North Korea - The Hill (blog)   

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Trump and Moon must unite to send a tough message to North Korea
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South Korea's new president, Moon Jae In, visited the White House today to seek President Trump's support for his North Korea policies, following visits from Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February and China's President Xi Jinping in April. Which ...
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          South Korea to buy American gas, build new factories in US   

South Korean companies announced Thursday plans to import more American shale gas and build new factories in the U.S. as the two countries' leaders prepare to hold summit talks in Washington where trade is expected to be a key issue. The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, South Korea's largest business association, said Thursday that major South Korean companies had proposed a slew of new investments ahead of President Moon Jae-in's meetings Friday with President Donald Trump.

          Books I Read   
Below, you will find a list of all the books I read between the 2008-2011. I link to those I recommend.

Adult Non-Fiction

Adult Fiction

Adult Religious

Young Adult [Note: These titles vary greatly in recommended grade levels. Review carefully before assigning to students.]

          Bootleggers Ball   
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          Cinderella's Sister 신데렐라 언니 (2010)   

Información General
  • Título: 신데렐라 언니 / Cinderella Unni
  • También conocida como: Cinderella's Stepsister / A Modern Story of Revenge
  • Género: Romance, melodrama
  • Capítulos: 20
  • Cadena: KBS2
  • Período de emisión: 31-Marzo-2010 a 03-Junio-2010
  • Horario: Miércoles & Jueves 21:55
Una moderna adaptación del clásico de Cenicienta, en la que ésta (Seo Woo) planea vengarse de su malvada hermanastra (Moon Geun Young). Primer papel como villana de Moon Geun Young.

Protagonistas :

                                                               Moon Geun Young

                                                                Chun Jung Myung

                                                                     Lee Mi Sook


                                                                         Seo Woo

Datos Técnicos
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          Oh! My Lady 오 마이 레이디 (2010)   

Información General
  • Título: 오! 마이 레이디 / (Oh! Ma-i Le-i-di)
  • También conocida como: Oh! My Lady
  • Género: Comedia / Romance
  • Capítulos: 16
  • Cadena: SBS
  • Período de emisión: 22-Mar-2010 a 11-May-2010
  • Horario: Lunes & Martes 20:55
  • Canción:
Chae Rim interpretará a un ama de casa común y corriente que se convierte en la manager de una gran estrella (Si Won) para recuperar la custodia de su hijo.

Protagonistas :

                                                                 Lee Hyun Woo

                                                                        Chae Rim

                                                                     Moon Jung Hee

                                                                     Choi Si Won

                                                                    Park Han Byul

Datos Técnicos
Fecha Capítulo Nacional Seúl
2010-03-22 1 10.0 (19th) 9.9 (20th)
2010-03-23 2 10.8 (14th) 11.1 (13th)
2010-03-29 3 7.2 (<9.0)
2010-03-30 4 8.6 (<9.1)
2010-04-05 5 11.4 (14th) 11.5 (12th)
2010-04-06 6 10.8 (14th) 11.1 (13th)
2010-04-12 7 10.2 (17th) 10.2 (16th)
2010-04-13 8 10.3 (16th) 10.8 (14th)
2010-04-19 9 10.4 (15th) 10.7 (13th)
2010-04-20 10 10.3 (12th) 10.7 (10th)
2010-04-26 11 12.1 (11th)12.7 (8th)
2010-04-27 12 10.8 (11th) 11.2 (10th)
2010-05-03 13 10.0 (15th) 10.3 (15th)
2010-05-04 14 10.2 (12th) 10.5 (11th)
2010-05-10 15 11.5 (8th) 11.5 (8th)
2010-05-11 16 10.5 (10th) 10.5 (10th)
Promedio 10.3%

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Oh! My Lady Episode 4 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Tudou Mar 31, 2010
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Oh! My Lady Episode 2 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Wat Mar 25, 2010
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          I Am Legend - 나는 전설이다 (2010)   

Información General
  • Título: 나는 전설이다 / Naneun Junseolida
  • También conocida como: I Am Legend
  • Género: Romance
  • Capítulos: 16
  • Cadena: SBS
  • Período de emisión: 02-Agosto-2010 al 21-Septiembre-2010
  • Horario: Lunes y Martes 20:50
Kim Jung Eun interpreta a la esposa del socio más joven de uno de los mejores bufetes de abogados, siendo nuera de un juez distinguido. En sus días del colegio ella dominaba su barrio, pero con el fin de apoyar a su hermana menor comenzó a trabajar en el bufete como oficinista, donde atrajo a un joven abogado con el que decidió casarse. Sin embargo, después de ser despreciada por la familia de su marido, decide divorciarse, embarcándose en una nueva vida, redescubriendo su talento en la música tratando de formar un grupo.

Protagonistas :

                                                               Jang Shin Young

                                                                   Jang Young Nam

                                                                     Kim Jung Eun

                                                                 Kim Seung Soo

                                                                  Lee Joon Hyuk

Datos Técnicos
Fecha Capítulo Nacional Seúl
2010-08-02 01 11.6 (10th) 12.4 (8th)
2010-08-03 02 13.3 (9th) 13.6 (9th)
2010-08-09 03 11.8 (10th) 12.4 (8th)
2010-08-10 04 15.0 (10th) 15.7 (7th)
2010-08-16 05 15.5 (7th) 16.3 (6th)
2010-08-17 06 15.5 (8th) 16.2 (7th)
2010-08-23 07 15.1 (7th) 15.9 (7th)
2010-08-24 08 16.6 (6th) 18.1 (6th)
2010-08-30 09 15.3 (7th) 15.4 (7th)
2010-08-31 10 15.2 (8th) 15.6 (8th)
2010-09-06 11 15.2 (7th) 15.8 (6th)
2010-09-07 12 14.7 (8th) 14.7 (8th)
2010-09-13 13 14.4 (9th) 14.7 (7th)
2010-09-14 14 13.9 (9th) 14.1 (8th)
2010-09-20 15 13.8 (8th) 14.0 (7th)
2010-09-21 16 9.2 (16th) 9.0 (16th)
Promedio 14.1% 14.6%

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I Am Legend Episode 7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Viikii Aug 24, 2010
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          Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal / 성균관 스캔들 (2010)   

Información General
  • Título: 성균관 스캔들 / Sungkyunkwan Scandal
  • Género: Época, Romance, Comedia
  • Capítulos: TBA
  • Cadena: KBS2
  • Período de emisión: 30-Agosto-2010 al TBA
  • Horario: Lunes & Martes 21:55
Este drama se desarrolla en la Universidad Sungkyunkwan durante la época de Joseon, en torno a las hazañas e historias de amor de cuatro jóvenes. Cuando su hermano menor se enferma, Kin Yoon Hee ingresa a la escuela en su lugar haciéndose pasar por él en su desesperación por encontrar una manera de apoyarlo, y se hace amigo de Lee Sun Joon, extremadamente rico y el cerebro del grupo, playboy Goo Yong Ha y el rebelde de Moon Jae Shin.


                                                                      Kang Sung Pil

                                                                  Micky Yoochun

                                                                    Song Joong Ki

                                                                     Yoo Ah In

                                                                 Park Min Young

Fecha Capítulo Nacional Seúl
2010-08-30 01 7.7 (<8.6)
2010-08-31 02 7.2 (<8.2)
2010-09-06 03 8.0 (<8.1)
2010-09-07 04 7.6 (<8.0)
2010-09-13 05 7.8 (<8.1)
2010-09-14 06 8.0 (18th) (<7.8)
2010-09-20 07 9.7 (14th) 9.0 (19th)
2010-09-21 08 8.2 (<8.2)
2010-09-27 09 9.8 (19th) 9.2 (20th)
2010-09-28 10 10.1 (14th) 9.3 (18th)
2010-10-03 11
2010-10-04 12
2010-10-10 13
2010-10-11 14
2010-10-17 15
2010-10-18 16
Promedio - -

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal Episode 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Viikii Sep 17, 2010
Sungkyunkwan Scandal Episode 5 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Viikii Sep 14, 2010
Sungkyunkwan Scandal Episode 4 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Viikii Sep 08, 2010
Sungkyunkwan Scandal Episode 3 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Viikii Sep 07, 2010
Sungkyunkwan Scandal Episode 2 1, 2, 3, 4 Wat Sep 02, 2010
Sungkyunkwan Scandal Episode 1 1, 2, 3, 4 Wat Sep 01, 2010

          Playful Kiss (2010)   

Sinopsis :
Versión coreana basada en el manga Itazura na Kiss.
Kim Hyun Joong interpreta a Baek Seung Jo, un chico que es el mejor en su escuela y el ideal para la atolondrada Moon Ha Ni.

Datos Generales :

                                                                   Lee Si Young

                                                                  Lee Tae Sung

                                                                   Kim Hyun Joong

Título original: 장난스런 키스 / Jangnanseureon kiseu
Conocida También Como: Mischievous Kiss
Idioma: Coreano
Género: Romance, comedia
Televisora: MBC
Número de Capítulos: 20

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Mischievous Kiss Episode 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Viikii Sep 17, 2010
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          How U.S. and S. Korea differ on approaches to N. Korea   
President Trump welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the White House Thursday night. They're meeting to work on a joint policy to deal with the nuclear threat from North Korea. Eurasia Group founder and president Ian Bremmer joins "CBS This Morning" to provide context for the meeting and discuss the leaders' differing approaches. Bremmer also addresses President Trump's upcoming meeting with Russia's President Putin at the G20 summit in Germany.
          Trump discusses N. Korean threat with S. Korean president   
President Trump held a strategy session with newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss the threat posed by nuclear-armed North Korea. But the allies have different views on how to deal with the regime's leader, Kim Jong Un. Margaret Brennan reports.
          AEE 221: When to Use "The" at Thanksgiving Dinner   

When should you use the word ‘the’ in English?

Today, in #1 of the Top 15 Fixes series, we discuss the most common article in the English language, ‘the’!

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Use if the word ‘the’ can be a confusing.  But there are some rules that can help you get it right most of the time.


The first requires that you consider whether the focus is on something specific, or something more general.

When focused on specific items, use ‘the’.  If you’re sitting at a table, talking about the food that is actually in front of you, you might say:

  • “Do you like the turkey?”
  • “Yes, the turkey is great!”
  • “Could you please pass the salt?”

When focused on more general terms, you don’t use ‘the’.  If you’re discussing food in general, you might say:

  • “Do you like turkey?”
  • “Have you tried pumpkin pie?”
  • “Cranberries are too tart for me.”


Geographical terms can also be tricky for ‘the’.  In most cases, large, well-known geographic places will have ‘the': the content, the Pacific Ocean, the moon.

With specific countries, a country’s formal name might require ‘the,’ while a less formal name might not: the United States, the Russian Federation; America, Russia.


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          Cosi' tante zozzerie, so little time..   
Ma aspettate un momento!

Ci siamo persi la zozzeria teatral/televisivo piu' zozzeria della stagione! Come ho potuto dimenticare!

Ebbene si, con orgoglio (immotivato) la BBC presenta: OVER THE RAINBOW *inguardabile sigla camp!*

Lord Vader Lloyd Webber torna all'attacco con l'ennesimo reality show per trovare la Dorothy (e il Toto) della sua nuova produzione di The Wizard of Oz.

Dodici squinzie (waaaaay younger delle Marie e delle Nancy) si combattono a colpi di scarpette di rubino per l'ambito ruolo nel West End, al solito condito di lacrime, scene di isteria, crolli nervosi e baci a mamma che guarda da casa.

Presenta il solito Graham Norton, che ormai ride da solo delle stronzate che dice, come i matti.
Nel panel, dopo le defezioni della Van Outen che e' in dolce attesa e Barrowman che e' in America a vaneggiare in Desperate Housewives, ci sono Sheila Hancock, che non sa cantare manco se la pregano in turco, ma di recitazione ne sa a pacchi e in bocca ha il vetriolo, John Partridge (si, quello di Cats, che ogni tanto si fa possedere dal fantasma di Barrowman. Per il resto, dice stronzate.) e Charlotte Church, che non piange come la Van Outen e da giudizi estremamente tecnici sul canto, si e' fatta una gnocca pazzesca e vorrei spenderci due parole. No davvero, ha un sex appeal niente male. Ha avuto non so quanti figli? Guai con la droga, qualcosa del genere? Non ho un'idea precisa, ma devo aggiornare il file nella mia testa che associa questo nome a una bambina innocente. Alla Charlotte di adesso di innocente non e' rimasta nemmeno l'unghia del mignolo. *ahem*

La tarantella dell'eliminazione e' come per le Marie, le Nancy e i Joseph: tutte si esibiscono il sabato, si vota da casa e la domenica le due con meno voti si smezzano una canzone con cui cercano di convincere il Lord a tenerle. Il Lord, con una sola espressione annoiata, non sa che scuse inventarsi e ne sceglie una da salvare (completamente a casaccio, secondo me..).

La eliminata dunque esprime il suo ultimo pensiero in tv nazionale e canta la sua prima (e ultima) Over the Rainbow, ma non prima che le altre miracolate le diano l'addio 'in their own special way' (e qui by 'special' intendiamo 'ritardato', e' chiaro..).

Quindi la miracolata salvata dal Lord toglie le scarpine argentate alla eliminata (giuro), le porge al Lord (che le sniffera', che ne so, avra' un qualche feticcio..) e la povera tapina, gia' provata e snervata, si appollaia come un kakatua su una mezza luna di cartonato argentato (GIURO) e tenta di cantare Over The Rainbow mentre la mezza luna attraversa traballante lo studio, sulle teste degli spettatori basiti. In calzini, chiaramente, perche' le hanno tolto le scarpe.

Gia' ne hanno mandate a casa due, la inespressiva Amy (che poteva sembrare giusto la zia zitella e scosciata, di Dorothy, piu' che Dorothy..) e la cucciolona Bronte (sorpresona, era una favorita del panel, coi dentoni da coniglio e la faccia simpatica).

Ve lo giuro su dio, non sto scherzando, me possino ceca'.

Guarda, c'ho anche le prove fotografiche:

(Sailor Moon Bronte vola via sulla Luna. Ma tranquilli, ce la ritroveremo presto come seconda o terza understudy in qualche altro show, vedrete..anzi, la chiamo: o Sandy in Grease, o la prossima Meat. Eccalla', l'ho detta.)

E nel frattempo Jodie, reduce da Oliver e in attesa di cominciare Spamalot in Tour, si occupa di trovare Toto tra i miliardi di cani che si sono presentati alle audizioni, tra cui mastini, alani e pastori tedeschi.
Auguri a prova' a mettece n'alano ner cestino di Dorothy, eh? No no, auguri piu' sentiti..

Vabbe', per ora le mie preferite sono Lauren (gia' definita 'arrogante', non so in base a cosa..) che ha voce e looks, Stephanie e Jessica, che hanno personalita' in abbondanza per rimediare a qualunque pecca tecnica, e la rossa Sophie, che e' pretty e non ci dispiace vocalmente. Brava anche la piccola Steph, che ha una voce della madonna ma non ce la fara' mai, gia' lo so.
Per adesso, cosi' a pelle, mi sento che vince Danielle, che e' pretty, spigliata, talentuosa, umile e piace un sacco al panel. (Dani, Emilie e Jenny le mandiamo invece a casa senza passare dal Via, che gia' mi stanno sul culo..)

Sta cosa e' di un camp e di un cheese mai visto, e ne siamo drogate.

Rimanete sintonizzati per aggiornamenti su questa 'competition' mozafiato! (/sarcasm)
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          Juno Spacecraft - Mission to Jupiter   

I'm a space science dork.  I have NASA t-shirts, a large print of the moon in my office, read sci-fi and I make space/science themed music mixes.  Here are links to a few that I've done in the past:

Yikes, that was more than I thought and I may have missed a few.

This new mix fits right in with my love of all things NASA and my love of electronic music.  What sets this one apart is the sequencing of the tracks.  The titles of the tracks take you on the Juno mission from start to finish.  Going from "We Launch Tonight" to "Arrival" to "Ganymede" to "Cloud Shaping" to "The Last Message."

The Juno Spacecraft was launched in 2011 and arrived at Jupiter in 2016.  It's been taking amazing pics and gathering data while in orbit.

After completing over a years worth of orbits and close fly bys, Juno will plunge into Jupiter's atmosphere and burn up, sending data back for as long as possible.

This mix attempts to tell the story of Juno on it's mission to Jupiter and it's moons.


[ s t r e a m ]   [ d o w n l o a d ]   [ i t u n e s ]

T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Saul Stokes - We Launch Tonight
  • 01:20    Tycho - Ascension
  • 05:20    Lunar Testing Lab - Inertia
  • 06:30    Robert Scott Thompson - Trajectory
  • 08:10    Tangerine Dream - Astral Voyager
  • 14:00    Johann Johannsson - Arrival
  • 16:15    Erstlaub - Jupiter
  • 19:35    36 - Drift Orbit
  • 23:45    Lights Out in Asia - All these worlds are yours
  • 26:04    Lights Out in Asia - Except Europa
  • 30:00    Lights Out in Asia - Attempt no landings there
  • 36:00    Amon Tobin - Encounter On Io
  • 38:08    Harold Budd & Clive Wright - Procession of Moons
  • 39:40    Boc Scadet - Ganymede
  • 42:10    Wally Jericho - Callisto 1.0
  • 44:45    Sufjan Stevens, James McAlister, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly - Tides
  • 45:30    Saul Stokes - Cloud Shaping
  • 49:45    Lunar Testing Lab - Ocean of Storms
  • 51:10    Unknown - The Great Red Spot
  • 51:55    David Wenngren & Christopher Bissonnette - Burn Like a Meteor and Leave No Dust
  • 53:36    Echolab - Secrets of Jupiter
  • 54:15    John Murphy - The Last Message
  • 55:47    end

          Трииночка: Ночь для лунного танца...   

Это цитата сообщения Vi-Natalka Оригинальное сообщениеНочь для лунного танца...

Что ж, это дивная ночь для лунного танца,
Со звездами в вышине твоих глаз.
Чудесная ночь, чтобы сотворить наш роман,
Под покровом октябрьских небес.
И все листья опадают с деревьев
Под звуки веющих бризов.
И я пытаюсь угодить этим взывающим струнам
Твоего сердца, которые играют так нежно и тихо.
И все волшебство этой ночи, кажется шепотом тишины,
И весь мягкий лунный свет, кажется, сияет в твоем румянце.

Well, it's a marvelous night for a Moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
'Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I'm trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the night's magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush.
/Jonathan Rhys Meyers - Moondance/

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          Trump advisor Cohn asks South Korea's Moon to help with China's 'many predatory practices'   
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          President Trump Meets with S. Korea's President Moon   
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          Trump pledges to work with South Korea on the 'menace' of North Korea   
Trump meets with South Korea's Moon, says the era of strategic patience with North Korea "is over."
          Plans to put a man on moon by 2030 Japan reveals   

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           MIKE MOON: Full Durban July betting guide    
'The Vodacom Durban July is the pinnacle of horseracing in South Africa, so victory in this one goddamn race is the primary impulse behind an entire industry'
          Travel Journal | the Relaxed Hippy Shores of Ibiza   
[H]ola! We're giving you the run down of our favourite spots in Ibiza today on the blog! The perfect summer destination (be it a hen party or a honeymoon!) we've got some chilled beach spots, a yoga retreat and, of course, those beautiful hippy markets... All from a lady very much in the know!
          Comment on If you believe the latest lies from the “Campaign to Fix the Debt,” they own you. by tetrahedron720   
Everything is NOT arbitrary. Ever heard of Planck's Constant, Newton's Laws, Ohm's Law, sun and moon. But debt IS arbitrary. People made it up long ago and now it's gotten out of hand and out of control. The only way out is to arbitrarily create a system of CREDIT, preferably paid forward rather than what we have now; a system of debt paid "back" wards without any end in sight. As time goes on and everything gets worse, as it certainly will, there'll be a denouement. Humanity will have to get real. Debt will have to be forgiven and a system of credit introduced whether or not the .01% like it. The choice is oblivion for all or success for all.
          Elite Traveler July/August 2017   
Discover 23 Object of desire Personalized hand-crafted globes 24 Watches Rolex presents its first moonphase complication since the 1950s 26 Men’s style How to manage the summer heat without compromising your look VIEW DIGITAL ISSUE HERE 28 Women’s style Being lovely in lavender will ensure you stand out from the crowd 30 Jewelry Fancy colors give a tropical flavor to […]
          Warm Spring Station   

This station opening date has been delay over and over again for almost a full year. If this was a private company in Silcon Valley, a lot of people would have been terminated. The BART program manager for this projec should be fired immediately for his/her incompetency. After all, it took us less than 10 years to send men to the moon and back. Typical BART project funded by public tax dollar.

          Chaos erupts in the Oval Office   
A media frenzy ensued as President Trump met President Moon of South Korea.
          KISS THE SKY at Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna - An evening of sensory indulgence   

reviewed by Chloe Klein Sigan is a philosophy of lines and circles, geometric puzzle pieces, angular discipline. The four dancers are braced with potential energy, the explosive action that never quite comes to fruition. Chrissy Kokiri and Xin Ji command with strength and precision. The movement is controlled by a relentless (heart?)beat created with traditional Korean percussive instruments that builds throughout the work, dictating timing, formation, pace, and stillness. The lighting design structures space with more moons, rising and falling, on the floor, directing focus, just as disciplined.

          Trump: Tålmodigheten med Nord-Korea er over   
Tiden for å være tålmodige med Nord-Korea er over, fastslår USAs president Donald Trump etter å ha møtt Sør-Koreas Moon Jae-In i Washington.
          Comment on The Insane Guide to Living With Mental Illness: The Mixed Episode by Brenda Mooney   
Saw the Psychiatrist today....changing meds, what's worked for anyone on a mixed manic....feeling as desperate as you all have been and are at the minute, so glad I discovered this little treasure blog! Bxx
& a perfect full moon....
          Cellar Darling – This Is the Sound (2017)[Melodic Metal / Folk Metal (Female Vocal)]   
♫ MP3: CBR320K♪ 01. Avalanche 02. Black Moon 03. Challe […]
          US blacklists China bank, revving up pressure over North Korea   
WASHINGTON — The United States has blacklisted a small Chinese bank accused of illicit dealings with North Korea, escalating the pressure on Beijing to rein in its wayward ally amid increased signs of frustration among President Donald Trump and his top advisers with China's diplomatic efforts.

The Treasury Department on Thursday declared the Bank of Dandong a "primary money-laundering concern," proposing to sever it entirely from the U.S. financial system, pending a 60-day review period. Although Trump's treasury secretary said the move didn't target China, it comes a week after the president lamented that China's promise to help with North Korea "has not worked out."

Calls to Bank of Dandong rang unanswered on Friday. Beijing, however, criticized Washington's action, saying that unilateral sanctions outside the U.N. Security Council were inappropriate.

"We also firmly oppose any individual country to exercise long-arm jurisdiction under its own domestic law," said Lu Kang, spokesman for China's foreign ministry.

Lu added that Beijing will investigate possible wrongdoings by Chinese individuals and entities under Chinese laws.

Trump had been leaning on President Xi Jinping to help stop the North's development of nuclear weapons before they can threaten the U.S. homeland. A main focus of the coordination has been getting China to fully enforce international sanctions intended to starve North Korea of revenue for its nuclear and missile programs.

The U.S. action is likely to anger China, which handles about 90 percent of North Korea's external trade, and whose banks and companies are said to provide Pyongyang access to the U.S.-dominated international financial system.

The sanctions bar Americans from doing business with Bank of Dandong, which is based in a northeastern Chinese city on the North Korean border that serves as a gateway for trade with the isolated nation. The U.S. also slapped sanctions Thursday on a Chinese shipping company and two Chinese people that it said have facilitated illegal activities by North Korea.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the U.S. still wants to work with Beijing on combating the North Korean threat.

"We are in no way targeting China with these actions," Mnuchin told a White House news briefing.

The punitive steps were presaged by a tweet from Trump last week reflecting dissatisfaction with Beijing's efforts.

"While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!" Trump tweeted on June 20.

The Trump administration may be struggling to maintain international pressure on Pyongyang.

The president was to meet for the first time Thursday with South Korea's new leader, President Moon Jae-in, who has long advocated outreach to North Korea. His predecessor had staunchly backed Trump's harder line.

Mnuchin said the Bank of Dandong has facilitated millions of dollars of transactions for companies involved in North Korea's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.

Anthony Ruggiero, a sanctions expert and former Treasury Department official, described it as a small Chinese bank "sitting at the heart" of trade between North Korea and China.

"This is a strong message to Chinese leaders that the Trump administration will act against North Korea's sanctions evasion in China," he said.

The other targeted Chinese entities are:

—Dalian Global Unity Shipping Co., which Treasury accused of transporting 700,000 tons of freight annually, including coal and steel products, between China and North Korea. It cited a U.N. expert panel as saying the company has violated a ban on trade in luxury goods with the North.

—Chinese national Sun Wei, said to have been running a cover company for North Korea's Foreign Trade Bank, which is already subject to U.S. sanctions.

—Chinese national Li Hong Ri, said to have established several front companies that end up benefiting Koryo Bank, a U.S.-sanctioned conduct for financial transactions on behalf of North Korea.

          Trump criticized for trash-talking MSNBC hosts   
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump launched a crude Twitter attack on the brains, looks and temperament of a female TV personality Thursday, drawing bipartisan howls of outrage and leaving fellow Republicans beseeching him: Stop, please just stop.

Trump's tweets aimed at MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski revived concerns about his views of women in a city where civility already is in short supply and he is struggling for any support he can get for his proposals on health care, immigration and other controversial issues.

"I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore)," Trump tweeted to his nearly 33 million followers Thursday morning. "Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"

The tweets served to unite Democrats and Republicans for once in a chorus of protest that amounted to perhaps the loudest outcry since Trump took office.

"Obviously I don't see that as an appropriate comment," said Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called Trump's tweets, "blatantly sexist." The president, she added, "happens to disrespect women ... it's sad."

Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma even linked the president's harsh words to the June 14 shootings of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others.

"The president's tweets today don't help our political or national discourse and do not provide a positive role model for our national dialogue," Lankford said, noting that he had just chaired a hearing on the shootings.

On Trump's level of insult-trading, Brzezinski responded on Twitter by posting a photograph of a Cheerios box that included the phrase "made for little hands." People looking to get under the president's skin have long suggested that his hands appear small for his frame.

Trump's allies cast his outburst as positive, an example of his refusal to be bullied.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president was "pushing back against people who have attacked him day after day after day. Where is the outrage on that?"

"The American people elected a fighter; they didn't elect somebody to sit back and do nothing," she added.

First lady Melania Trump, who has vowed to fight cyberbullying while her husband is president, gave his tweets a pass.

"As the first lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder," her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement.

As Trump welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a White House dinner Thursday evening, he did not respond to shouted questions from reporters about whether he regretted the tweet.

Some of the administration's most high-profile women – daughter and presidential assistant Ivanka Trump, Counselor Kellyanne Conway and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell – did not respond to requests for comment.

The White House has shown increasing irritation over harsh coverage of the president on Brzezinski and Scarborough's "Morning Joe," including commentary questioning Trump's mental state.

About two hours before his tweets, Brzezinski said on the show that "it's not normal behavior" for any leader to be tweeting about people's appearances or to be bullying, lying, undermining managers and throwing people under the bus. She said that if any business executive behaved the way Trump does, "there would be concern that perhaps the person who runs the company is out of his mind."

On Wednesday, she had mocked Trump after a story in The Washington Post said he had posted fake Time magazine covers of himself in some of his golf resorts.

"Nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine about himself, lying every day and destroying the country," Brzezinski said.

Trump, who has a habit of throwing up distractions to deflect bad news, has been straining to advance his agenda lately, with the Senate this week coming up short in finding enough votes to begin debate on a bill to roll back President Barack Obama's health care law.

His demeaning broadside against a woman raised new complaints among critics who have long accused him of sexism and inflaming tensions in a deeply polarized nation. Trump also has consistently stoked a long-running feud with the press that has not hurt him with his base of roughly a third of the electorate.

But one expert rejected the idea that Trump's tweets about the MSNBC hosts amounted to a calculated push-back against the media.

"It's not a critique of the press. It's a diatribe. It's a rant," said Theodore L. Glasser, professor emeritus at Stanford University and an expert in mass media.

It wasn't the first time Trump has assailed a television personality who is a woman. In 2015, he went after then-Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly when she questioned him at a debate. Trump said later that during the exchange, Kelly had "blood coming out of her wherever."

It's also far from the only time he's raised eyebrows with remarks about the physical attributes of women. Just this week in the Oval Office, Trump interrupted his phone conversation with the new prime minister of Ireland to remark on a "beautiful" Irish journalist in the room and take note of the "nice smile on her face."

The latest flare-up did nothing to improve Trump's chances of advancing the health care bill that formed a centerpiece of his campaign.

"This has to stop - we all have a job - 3 branches of gov't and media," tweeted Republican Susan Collins of Maine, a critic of the Senate GOP bill. "We don't have to get along, but we must show respect and civility."

Tweeted Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a frequent Trump critic: "Please just stop. This isn't normal and it's beneath the dignity of your office." Agreed South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham: "Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America."

Brzezinski and Scarborough, who are engaged, have known Trump for years and interviewed him numerous times during the campaign. But they have been highly critical of Trump since he took office.

They did meet with Trump at his Florida estate on New Year's Eve for what they described as a brief visit, and also spent time with the president and senior staff at the White House in February. But Brzezinski supporters disputed Trump's characterization of the Mar-a-Lago meeting, saying it was the president who repeatedly asked the couple to visit him. Brzezinski and Scarborough were staying in the area for the holidays.

NBC News spokeswoman Lorie Acio said in a statement, "It's a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job."

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          Crítica | Okja   


Crítica ★★★★ de Okja (Bong Joon-ho, Corea del Sur, 2017).

Mija, la niña de diez años que protagoniza Okja, es probablemente el carácter heroico más intachable al que ha dado cabida el cine de Bong Joon-ho. Una excepción dentro de la tendencia de un director que nos ha acostumbrado a personajes más bien antiheroicos, que suelen combinar ambigüedad en sus motivaciones con una torpeza notoria para ejecutarlas. Pensemos, por ejemplo, en la relación maternofilial tan viciada que impulsa a la protagonista de Mother, o en la amoralidad y la inutilidad manifiesta de los protagonistas de Memories of Murder y The Host. Frente a ellos, la pequeña Mija (Ahn Seo-hyeon) es un personaje transparente respecto al motivo que impulsa sus acciones, y capaz de avanzar con decisión y sin vacilaciones. Aparte de la carga de ironía que hay en que el personaje de Bong con más fuerza interior sea el más indefenso a primera vista, lo relevante del detalle hay que buscarlo en el impulso concreto que mueve a la niña a iniciar su peripecia para rescatar a su amiga Okja, esa cerda gigante que desde ya tiene un lugar especial guardado en la categoría de criaturas adorables de la historia del cine. A priori, la decisión de Mija de dejar su granja en Corea y lanzarse a la aventura tras Okja nos puede remitir a la retórica del coming of age. La historia de la muchacha que abandona su zona de confort y se enfrenta a un mundo caótico, infinito y a menudo injusto en el que buscar su propio lugar. Así lo parecen indicar las oposiciones espaciales que va disponiendo Bong entre lo rural y lo urbano, significantes respectivos de lo idílico y lo cínico. El primer plano en el que aparece la ciudad de Seúl es una amplia vista cenital de las escaleras del metro en el que la figura de Mija casi se ve engullida por el hormigueo de viajeros. La media hora anterior, por el contrario, nos ha dejado ir habitando el verdor y la paz de su vida en las montañas, sola con su abuelo y Okja. La ruptura de este plano, por tanto, nos habla del paso repentino para la pequeña de habitar en un mundo a su medida a desenvolverse en otro en el que su existencia es insignificante.

Ahora bien, la estructura narrativa que propone Bong es precisamente lo opuesto al coming of age. La aventura de Mija no persigue la conquista de un lugar en el gran mundo, sino la reconquista de su micromundo infantil y natural (la asociación de ambos conceptos es muy significativa). Mija encuentra esa fuerza interior que la caracteriza precisamente en la negación vehemente de la idea de madurez. Es muy elocuente la escena en la que brota por primera vez el empuje heroico de la pequeña. Cuando su abuelo le revela que la ha engañado para que la corporación estadounidense se lleve a su amiga Okja a Nueva York, el hombre justifica su proceder en una normatividad adulta. Ya era demasiado mayor para pasarse los días jugando con su mascota, el destino de ésta era ser comida, ni siquiera era de su propiedad, más bien debería ir pensando en un futuro esposo, etc. Incluso, a modo de consuelo, el abuelo le regala un cerdo de oro que ha adquirido con el dinero que supuestamente iba a emplear en comprar a Okja. Es decir, que Bong plantea una madurez fuertemente ideologizada que se proyecta sobre Mija, basada en la aceptación de un mundo materialista, funcional y patriarcal. La firmeza con la que Mija rechaza esa idea de madurez nos habla de un carácter forjado precisamente en las antípodas de ese universo. Y del resultado de ese proceso de «antimadurez», nada tan revelador como el uso final que termina teniendo ese cerdo de oro para forjar la relación que Mija sella entre ambos mundos: la vida al margen de la falsedad del mundo capitalista, parece deslizar Bong en un desenlace tan sombrío, solo es posible mediante el aislamiento total y poco más que la resignación ante sus injusticias. Que el propio director se pone del lado de su pequeña heroína es evidente en escenas como la huida de Okja por las galerías del metro de Seúl. Con tono festivo (podríamos decir que hasta sanferminero), la cámara se va recreando en cómo la criatura arrasa a su paso con ciudadanos que tratan de hacerse selfies corriendo delante de ella y tiendas con estanterías repletas de productos. Dedica, pues, unos minutos a la simple diversión (contagiosa) de destrozar un pedazo de la sociedad consumista.

«Como película que se acoge a ciertos códigos emocionales del subgénero «niña y animalito» a la vez que los enmarca en un contexto más amplio y desesperanzado, da cuenta de lo fascinante que puede resultar la mezcla. De lo contagiosa que es su combinación de espíritus contestatario y naif. Pocas veces la adorabilidad de semejantes protagonistas-tipo se ha empleado con tanta naturalidad, sin maniqueísmos, como dardo a la vez que refugio ante el mundo en el que vivimos».

La relación entre la Corea rural y la Nueva York cosmopolita que mueve el relato, además, es legible como una salida lúdica a la propia condición de Bong como director a caballo entre una cinematografía «periférica» y un sistema de producción globalizado y americanizado. Las críticas a la cultura estadounidense (que en buena medida es sinónimo de universal) ya se podían rastrear en The Host o Snowpiercer, pero en Okja son más explícitas que nunca. Caracteres como los de Tilda Swinton o, sobre todo, Jake Gyllenhaal, están dispuestos como mera caricaturización de una sociedad obsesionada por el estímulo de la imagen, el espectáculo y la novedad continua. Con ellos, el cineasta lleva más lejos que nunca su querencia por los excesos bufos, sin que esta vez exista rescate posible de unos personajes que tras la máscara pública de sonrisas y diversión esconden una psicopatía sin matices. La situación del cineasta entre ambas esferas, lejos de limitarle, parece situarle en una vista privilegiada para observar las contradicciones de una relación tan significativa de nuestro presente como la que existe entre lo global y lo local. Incluso la propia criatura Okja es metaforizable respecto al director: un animal de origen antinatural (ha sido creado mediante mutaciones genéticas), concebido para nada más que el consumo, es capaz sin embargo de las muestras más naturales de ternura, inteligencia y compañerismo con su criadora. Pese a que la lógica de producción en cadena en la que se la sitúa da pie a lecturas desgarradoras, el mensaje esperanzador que planea se encuentra en la idea de que incluso la creación más funcional puede convertirse en algo bello si se limpia la mirada hacia ella de utilitarismos. Así, Bong abraza la paradoja de erigirse como el más globalizable de los directores surcoreanos a la vez que el más comprometido con causas contrarias a ese globalismo dominante. Okja, como película que se acoge a ciertos códigos emocionales del subgénero «niña y animalito» a la vez que los enmarca en un contexto más amplio y desesperanzado, da cuenta de lo fascinante que puede resultar la mezcla. De lo contagiosa que es su combinación de espíritus contestatario y naif. Pocas veces la adorabilidad de semejantes protagonistas-tipo se ha empleado con tanta naturalidad, sin maniqueísmos, como dardo a la vez que refugio ante el mundo en el que vivimos. | ★★★★ |

Miguel Muñoz Garnica
© Revista EAM / Londres

Ficha técnica
Corea del Sur, 2017. Okja. Director: Bong Joon-ho. Guión: Bong Joon-ho, Jon Ronson. Compañías productoras: Kate Street Picture Company, Lewis Pictures, Plan B Entertainment. Presentación oficial: Festival de Cannes 2017. Productores: Bong Joon-ho, Choi Doo-ho, Dede Gardner, Lewis Taewan Kim, Jeremy Kleiner, Seo Woo-sik. Fotografía: Darius Khondji. Música: Jeong Jae-il. Montaje: Han Mee-yeon, Yang Jin-mo. Diseño de producción: Lee Ha-jun, Kevin Thompson. Dirección artística: Bae Jung-yoon, Deborah Jensen, Gwendolyn Margetson. Vestuario: Choi Se-yeon, Catherine George. Reparto: Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Devon Bostick, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Byun Hee-bong, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Yoon Je-moon, Choi Woo-sik. Duración: 118 minutos.

          How U.S. and S. Korea differ on approaches to N. Korea   
President Trump welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the White House Thursday night. They're meeting to work on a joint policy to deal with the nuclear threat from North Korea. Eurasia Group founder and president Ian Bremmer joins "CBS This Morning" to provide context for the meeting and discuss the leaders' differing approaches. Bremmer also addresses President Trump's upcoming meeting with Russia's President Putin at the G20 summit in Germany.

          Trump discusses N. Korean threat with S. Korean president   
President Trump held a strategy session with newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss the threat posed by nuclear-armed North Korea. But the allies have different views on how to deal with the regime's leader, Kim Jong Un. Margaret Brennan reports.

          EUA e Coreia do Sul vão assinar acordo comercial   

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          EUA e Coreia do Sul vão assinar um acordo que será ótimo para ambos os países   

O presidente dos Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, disse em uma coletiva de imprensa ao lado do presidente sul-coreano, Moon Jae-in, que os líderes estão negociando um acordo de livre comércio que “será ótimo para ambos os países”, além de formas de lidar com a ameaça nuclear da Coreia do Norte. Sem dar detalhes, o presidente …

EUA e Coreia do Sul vão assinar um acordo que será ótimo para ambos os países (Repórter Diário)

          Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon Announced, Trailer and Screens   
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          FREE Outdoor Movie in Southern Village – Beauty and the Beast   

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          EM ASIA FX-Chinese yuan on track for best quarter since 2008; won touches 11-week low   

(Adds text, updates prices) By Christina Martin June 30 (Reuters) - China's yuan extended gainsfor a fourth straight session on Friday and was headed for itsbest quarter since June 2008, helped by a weaker dollar andbetter-than-expected manufacturing data. The People's Bank of China set the yuan midpointat 6.7744 per dollar prior to market opening, its strongestlevel since November 7, 2016. The strength in the official guidance reflected weakness inthe dollar, which sank to a near nine-month low against a basketof currencies in the overseas market. The dollar was bogged down by growing expectations of morehawkish monetary policies in Europe and Canada and doubts aboutanother U.S. interest rate increase this year. The yuan was up about 1 percent for the week, set for itsbest week since July 2005, and gained 1.7 percent against thedollar for the quarter. China's manufacturing sector expanded at its quickest pacein three months in June, buoyed by strong production and neworders, reassuring news for authorities trying to strike abalance between de-leveraging and keeping the economy on an evenkeel. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI)was at 51.7 in June, the eleventh straight month of expansion,and up from 51.2 in May, a monthly survey by the National Bureauof Statistics showed on Friday. Separately, official data showed that China recorded asurplus in its capital and financial account in the firstquarter, indicating net capital inflows as policymakerstightened supervision of outflows. In other Asian currencies, the Malaysian ringgitgained 0.1 percent and the Philippine peso snappedthree straight days of losses. "The Asian net portfolio flow environment remains generallysupportive except for the Indian rupee, where inflow momentumcontinues to moderate," OCBC said in a note. The Indian rupee was set for its fourth straightday of declines, losing as much as 0.2 percent to hit a two-weeklow. KOREAN WON South Korea's won traded down as much as 0.5percent on Friday, its lowest level in over 11 weeks, asinvestors backed away from emerging markets in the wake of abroad decline in global stock markets. South Korean bond sales by Franklin Templeton raisedconcerns over potential capital outflows, putting furtherpressure on the won. U.S. President Donald Trump will press South KoreanPresident Moon Jae-in to solve trade differences over cars andsteel in meetings in Washington focusing on the nuclear threatfrom North Korea. South Korean shares edged down after a big rebound theprevious day, with the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) down 0.5 percent at 2,384.57 points. The won has fallen about 2.1 percent this quarter. SINGAPORE DOLLAR The Singapore dollar rose for a fourth consecutiveday on Friday, up as much as 0.2 percent, touching it highest inmore two weeks. Singapore's total bank lending in May rose 0.32 percent fromApril as lending to general commerce increased, central bankdata showed on Friday. Bank lending in May rose 6.8 percent from a year earlier. The Singapore dollar gained 1.4 percent in the quarter andis headed for its second straight quarter of gains. The following table shows rates for Asian currencies againstthe dollar at 0537 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Currency Latest bid Previous day Pct Move Japan yen 111.930 112.16 +0.21 Sing dlr 1.377 1.3791 +0.15 Taiwan dlr 30.389 30.370 -0.06 Korean won 1142.700 1141.1 -0.14 Baht 33.978 33.94 -0.11 Peso 50.370 50.53 +0.32 Rupiah* 13325.000 13325 +0.00 Rupee 64.680 64.63 -0.08 Ringgit 4.292 4.292 +0.01 Yuan 6.768 6.7851 +0.26 Change so far in 2017 Currency Latest bid End 2016 Pct Move Japan yen 111.930 117.07 +4.59 Sing dlr 1.377 1.4490 +5.23 Taiwan dlr 30.389 32.279 +6.22 Korean won 1142.700 1207.70 +5.69 Baht 33.978 35.80 +5.36 Peso 50.370 49.72 -1.29 Rupiah* 13325.000 13470 +1.09 Rupee 64.680 67.92 +5.01 Ringgit 4.292 4.4845 +4.50 Yuan 6.768 6.9467 +2.65 * Financial markets in Indonesia are closed for a holiday. (Reporting by Christina Martin in Bengaluru; Editing by SunilNair)

          John Fogerty 28-6 Amsterdam Ziggodome2 Bad Moon -Proud Mary | Top100-allertijden-muziek   
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          My Birthday Sunrise   

Sunday the 13th of July, I went for an early walk along the seaside to have some quiet time for myself and say a short prayer. I say "thanks for another year added to my life, thanks for all the people I shared it with and people I met along the way, all the blessings, all the challenges to make me stronger and more understanding". I thank God for this beautiful place where I am right now to celebrate my birthday. I thank Him for giving us a sunny weather to enjoy this beautiful place. As I stared at the full moon setting beyond the mountains, I have some flashbacks of the adventures I have a few months ago. Compiled them in my mind and was really overwhelmed of everything. I was very, very, very thankful. And today, another adventure awaits as we will start our tour on some of the islands here in El Nido. By the way, I had the best birthday gift ever... We saw a hawksbill turtle in one of the island.  :) :) :)

Morning shot at Corong Corong Beach. The place is so peaceful

My travel buddies
from left:
Me, Elaine, Elmer, Charisse, Tiny, Ellidel, Eman, Charlene and Mai-Mai

          Meet the turtles - a rewarding experience!   
January 18-19, 2014

The olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), also known as the Pacific ridley sea turtle, is a medium sized species of sea turtle found in warm and tropical water, primarily in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Meet my turtle

Breakdown of expenses:
Php   210.00  a/c bus Pasay Rotonda - Balanga
Php    65.00   Bus Balanga - Brgy. Nagbalayong, Morong
Php    50.00   Trike palengke - Pawikan Conservation Center
Php  400.00   Contribution (room/food/pawikan fee)
Php    65.00   Bus Brgy. Nagbalayong, Morong - Balanga
Php   210.00  a/c bus Balanga - Ayala Edsa
Php   150.00  Lunch @ Jollibee

A weekend with turtles plus good company makes it a rewarding experience. After work, I go straight to Mcdonals-Pasay to meet with others. My 1st out-of-town for this year and we're headed to Morong, Bataan to do something good. 

Going there takes about 3-4 hours including stops. First, ride a bus with sign board going to Balanga (Php 210.00). Then you'll be dropping off at the Balanga Terminal where you will ride another bus (minibus) going to Morong (Php 65.00). Just tell the driver/conductor you drop you off at Pawikan Conservation Center. From there, ride a tricycle to the center (Php 80.00). If your are planning to buy supplies before going there, just like what we did, you can drop by the town proper. There are carinderias incase you want to eat first. Public market is just 5 minutes away. From there, you can rent a trike going to the conservation center (Php 100.00).

When we arrive at the Pawikan Center, beautiful sunset greeted us. There are also other groups present and currently undergoing their orientation. We rented an aircondition room that can fit 16 people for only Php 3,500. Complete with bathroom, 5 double deck beds (2 persons each bed) with pillows and blankets. you can pitch tent at the beach for Php 250.00 per head. 

The ever beautiful sunset
This was taken during our socials at the beach

After some photography sessions (hehhe!) we then prepare our dinner. We have grilled pork belly and Maya-maya plus miswa soup prepared by Eman and insaladang mangga. We have to finish eating and cleaning before 10pm because we have an orientation before hunting for tutle eggs.

During our orientation, there are some instructions given when hunting turtle eggs. As fas as I remember, some of the are:
  • You have to be at least 5 meters away from the guide. They should be the first one to scout the area for turtles.
  • The light of the flashlight should be pointed downwards. Light can distract the turtles and may return to the sea and not lay eggs.
  • In case you see one, wait till the turtles started laying her eggs. 

We started walking the shores around 11pm. Luckily the moon was so bright that we don't have to use our flashlights but sadly, we found no turtles. The guide said sometimes it will take days for them to find some. Maximum number of turtles that lay eggs on that shore is 7-8. 

Newly hatch turtles ready for tomorrows releasing

This is the hatchery. All the eggs found are transferred here.

Tired of walking, we head back and decided to start the socials. Many stories about different adventures climbing mountains, beaches, how, when and where each person meet. It lasted until wee hours. 

Night shot

The next day, woke up a little late. I took out my camera and shoot some photos then walk by the beach and feel the fresh sea air and the morning sun. It's been a while when my last trip to the beach. I miss it so much. Just for curiosity, I climbed up to the edge of a log and sit there for a long time watching the waves as the wind blows them to the shore. I was almost blown away everytime a strong gust of wind pass by.

My emo time
(photo by Elmer)

After my "emo" time, I jump into the freezing water and enjoy the rest of the morning swimming. After our breakfast, it's time to release the baby turtles. We lined up and had the so-called "Race of the turtles". Everyone is cheering as the turtles race to the sea. In a short period of time, I get so attach to my little turtle that I was sad to see it swim away. If only I can swim father just to make sure no harm will come to her.

Adopt-A-Turtle project costs Php50.00/turtle

Meet my adopted turtle

The gang
photo by Bry

Turtle race

Swimming and playing with waves
photo by Bry

The waves are a little high so skimboarding might a good idea. It is nice to swim with the waves because the water is only waist-high plus there are no rocks at the bottom.

Group Photo
(Storm Chasers and TABA mo!)

How to get there:
  1. Ride a bus to Balanga at Pasay Rotanda (at the back of McDonalds near MRT).
  2. Alight Balanga Terminal then ride again a bus to Morong.
  3. When at Morong, hire a tricycle that will take you to the conservation center.
  4. If your planning to buy supplies, you can stop by at Morong Market then from there hire a tricycle going to the center.

For more info on how to volunteer and contact person, check out their fb page: Bantay Pawikan

          Senator By Day, Telemarketer By Night   
This is the first story in a Planet Money series on money in politics. We'll have more this afternoon on All Things Considered , and this weekend on This American Life . We think of lawmakers having one job: making laws. But there's a second job most lawmakers have to do. And it's a big job. "I think most Americans would be shocked — not surprised, but shocked — if they knew how much time a United States senator spends raising money," says Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin. "And how much time we spend talking about raising money, and thinking about raising money, and planning to raise money." And this second job — the raising-money job — doesn't happen in the nice congressional offices, with the rugs on the floor and landscape paintings on the wall. That would be against the rules. So senators and congressmen go across the street to private rooms in nongovernmental buildings, where they make call after call, asking people for money. In other words, most of our lawmakers are moonlighting as
          Colorful Contemporary Horse Art Equine Painting "Moonlit Malaki" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin   
          Colorful Contemporary Horse Art Equine Painting "Moonlit Malaki" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin   
          COOK/CHEF - The Full Moon Tavern - Kincaid, SK   
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          President Trump delivers tough trade talk during South Korea summit   

President Trump opened his meeting Friday with newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in with tough trade talk, announcing he is renegotiating a 5-year-old trade deal between their two countries that was a joint legacy of Presidents George W. Bush and Obama.

Yet it was unclear from his and...

          Alice Ripley and More Featured on BUBBLE BOY Original Cast Recording; Preview 'Bring Back My Boy'!   

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the Original Cast Recording of Bubble Boy, the new musical based on the 2001 cult classic film of the same name, in both digital and physical formats on Friday, July 28.

The show is created by Cinco Paul (music, lyrics and book) and Ken Daurio (book), writers of the international hit animated films The Secret Life of Pets, Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax, and Despicable Me 1, 2 & 3. Bubble Boy is the second major project for Daurio and Paul this summer, with their new film Despicable Me 3 debuting in cinemas nationwide today, June 30.

Starting today, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the single "Bring Back My Boy."

Check out a special music video of "Bring Back My Boy" featuring Alice Ripley below!

The album features a 32-page full color booklet with a synopsis and liner notes from Cinco Paul, as well as a note from Stephen Schwartz - composer and lyricist of Pippin, Wicked, and Godspell - who calls it "one of the cleverest, funniest, and most endearing musicals I've seen in a long time." The recording is produced by Cinco Paul, Kurt Deutsch and Justin Goldner. For more information about Bubble Boy, visit

The recording features Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, A.J. Holmes, Drama Desk Award winner Richard Kind, Caroline Bowman and Matt Doyle. The cast also includes Gerard Canonico, Kirsten Scott, Martin Sola, Nehal Joshi, Alex Chester and Anita Welch. Musical Director Matt Hinkley leads a seven member band. A special concert production of Bubble Boy was presented at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Bubble Boy - called "heartwarming fun for all ages" by - tells the story of Jimmy Livingston, a boy born without immunities who has spent his entire life confined inside a plastic bubble room. Enter Chloe, the girl next door, who becomes his friend and steals his heart. When she leaves town to get married, Jimmy travels cross-country in a homemade bubble suit in order to stop the wedding and finally tell her how he feels. Along the laugh-filled journey he deals with a crazy cult, a biker gang, a dead cow, and a controlling mother who will stop at nothing to get him back in the bubble. Whether you adored the film or are experiencing the story of Bubble Boy for the first time, this touching and hilarious coming-of-age story is sure to delight.

The original film, also written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, starred a young Jake Gyllenhaal.

Bubble Boy was originally developed at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Scherr Forum and at the Disney ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, a developmental workshop headed by Stephen Schwartz, created for the purpose of nurturing new American musicals. Performance rights for Bubble Boy are available through Dramatists Play Service. Learn more at or


1. Bubble Boy

2. It Will Be Chloe

3. Say Clean

4. Falling for the Boy

5. Decontaminate Me

6. Prom Night

7. It Will Be Mark

8. Prom Night (Reprise)

9. Falling for the Boy (Reprise)

10. Please Stay

11. Out of Here

12. Bright and Shiny

13. Bring Back My Boy

14. Regret

15. Something Called Forever

16. Gotta Get That Boy

17. It's an Elk

18. There's a Bubble Around My Heart

19. I Stole a Bus

20. You Can See the Moon Today

21. One More Mile

22. I'd Rather Spend One Minute Holding You

23. Finale

Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings - building a library of over 150 records in the last 17 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway's brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight has won three Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon, In the Heights and Beautiful - The Carole King Musical) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCR of the 2016 "Best Musical" Tony Award nominee Bright Star by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Other notable recent releases include the 2017 "Best Musical Revival" Tony Award nominee Falsettos, the 2016 "Best Musical Revival" Tony Award nominee She Loves Me, the 2015 "Best Musical" Tony Award nominee Something Rotten! andDisney's Newsies. The label has also released solo albums from Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Sutton Foster, Adam Pascal, Lea DeLaria, Kelli O'Hara, Ben Vereen, Christine Ebersole and more. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers with their extensive relationships with Michael John LaChiusa and Michael Friedman, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Pasek & Paul, Joe Iconis, Ryan Scott Oliver, Shaina Taub, Dave Malloy, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk and Adam Gwon. The label recently created a new joint publishing venture with Razor & Tie to represent songwriters that fuse theatrical and pop music. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the acclaimed film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. Visit for more information.

          Virtual reality just went lunar   

Level up with laser transmissions from the moon.

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Hummingbird - Rain (Original Mix)
Hush Space - Feel It (Original Mix)
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          Black Bolt heads to Earth in first trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans TV series   

We finally have out first look at Marvel and ABC’s Inhumans TV series, and it seems a coup is brewing in Attilan.

The trailer introduces us to the world of Black Bolt and the Royal Family and confirms the Inhumans have been hiding out on the moon all this time in the MCU. Things go sideways when a coup is designed to push the Inhumans to return to Earth, though, so Lockjaw snatches up Black Bolt and takes him on to Earth before all hell breaks loose. From there? We get some quick shots of folks running, punching and a bit of SFX action.


(サンクリ2017 Summer) [Imitation Moon (成海優)] エルフちゃんとコスプレえっち (エロマンガ先生)

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          JAY-Z – Moonlight lyrics   

Yeah, got Lil Cos up here with me Yeah, yeah

We stuck in La La Land Even when we win, we gon’ lose We got the same fuckin’ flows I don’t know who is who We ...

          Reply #6233   
Deo- Sorry I missed your anniversary! I just looked at your first post and saw that you nailed the 146 in FL that day, using the Sun/Moon angle. Of course, it came to visit again yesterday in the form of 614...which did nothing for me as I was heavily involved in the 514 (which I will stick with, thanks to your a.m. update). Good to see you back!

          [Americanlover @ Americanlover] shadomoon:   

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          Reply #6201   
YW. Virgo/Cancer couple would make a loving and caring parents, if not a sensitive couple.

Mercury is the ruler of the Moon/Cancer, and we've had a massive showing of their #s recently. GL
 review of Wizards of the Three Moons   
As promised previously, BlackHatMatt has posted his review of W3M over on Have a look at his thoughtful critique here:
          BlackHat Matt does W3M   
Matt McFarland is going to be doing a one-shot review of Wizards of the Three Moons this month. In preparation, here’s a blog post about his wizard and pawn creation: Actual play review forthcoming!
          Trump bedreigt Noord-Korea: “Strategisch geduld” VS is voorbij    

Het “strategisch geduld” van de Verenigde Staten versus Noord-Korea is voorbij. Dat dreigement heeft de Amerikaanse president Donald Trump vrijdag geuit tijdens een onderhoud in het Witte Huis met de nieuwe president van Zuid-Korea, Moon Jae-IN. Volgens Trump vertoont Pyongyang “geen respect voor het menselijk leven”.

          In Upcoming Summit, an Opportunity for US, South Korea to Forge Economic Partnership   

President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold their first face-to-face meetings in Washington on June 29 and 30. While there are... Read More

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          I Haven't Worn a Real Bra in 4 Months - and I'm Never Going Back   

I don't have big boobs in the slightest, but I have the world's widest rib cage, so bra shopping has never, ever been fun (not that it sounds very fun if you're well-endowed either, but I digress). Since my first training bra was purchased around the time I turned 12, I've hated wearing a bra at all. Like most women, I spend my days at work dreaming of that glorious moment I can strip down at home and fling my underwire death-trap across the room like a slingshot, allowing my girls to roam freely for the rest of the night. I thought I was destined to waste my existence wishing it were the end of the day, until I found Calvin Klein's cotton bralettes.

Now, I'm not living under a rock — I know there are a million other types of bralettes that have come before and several million that will come still, whether they be coated in a layer of thin lace or made of sweat-wicking material to keep my ladies cool in the Summer. But these Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Racerback Bralettes ($28, pictured above) are my holy grail, and I vow in front of all these witnesses to love them forever.

It all started with an Instagram photo (as most revelations these days do). I spotted my little cousin wearing one of these simple bras as a top (to go to the club, because she's young and hip and not the ripe mental age of 97, like myself). She looked so comfy, so I immediately texted her to ask where she got it while also subtly begging her to just pass hers on to me. She told me she got the bra at Urban Outfitters, so I visited its Instagram page, and wouldn't you know it, these bras were featured in two or three of its 10 most recent photos. I took that as a sign of a trend, urged myself to get out of bed early on a Saturday morning (OK, it was like, 11 a.m.), and drove straight to the store, where I purchased a CK bralette in black, to match my soul.


It was deep love at first wear (and it's been an ever-growing whirlwind affair since — so much so that I'm positive my boyfriend knows I love these bras more than I do him). I immediately snapped the above photo after prancing around my apartment and posted it to Instagram, sharing my pure ecstasy over this new bra with my followers. I felt so good — a mixture between being held in just enough but also so free — that I could probably write something worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize about my new favorite clothing item.

Although we're still firmly in the honeymoon phase, it's been about four months since I bought my first one (time flies when your boobs are free). The OG bra has since been joined by two others (a white and a gray, because neutrals fo' lyfe), and I wear one every. single. day. (In this four-month span, I was forced to wear a strapless bra once because of the back of the dress I wanted to sport on Mother's Day, and as soon as I clipped myself into the Devil's harness, I wanted to cry out for my Calvins!)

If, like me, you find the best part of your day to be swinging your bra over your head like a lasso after several long hours of confinement, live not like a prisoner any longer. Join me in this place of pure bliss, won't you?

          Ciera Foster on becoming Livewire, Ninjak Vs, and the Future (Toylab Exclusive Interview)   

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Toylab bloggers have made no secret that they are excited about the direction of Valiant Entertainment. With the launch of X-O Manowar comic, the upcoming Secret Weapons series and of course the upcoming live action Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe. We are thrilled to bring you an interview with one of the star's from Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe, Ciera Foster. Ciera Foster is playing one of my favorite Valiant characters, Livewire. When casting for Ninjak vs was going on I openly wondered if they would find an actress who could portray the mixture of intelligence and bad assness that is Livewire and with Ciera they just flat out nailed it. She is intelligent, beautiful, and a good person as well. On top of all that she brings a legit athletic and martial arts resume to the table. Toylab's Marvel Matt sought out Ciera on questions about playing Livewire and she kindly answered.

If you love Valiant, if you are curious about Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe then you need to read this interview. Ciera has an infectious enthusiasm for playing Livewire that has pushed my excitement for seeing her in action to 11.
Divinity #0 - Ciera Foster - Livewire Cover

As part of highlighting the Ninjak vs film Valiant is releasing a series of variant covers featuring the actors.  The Ciera Foster - Livewire cover will come out with Divinity #0.  It looks amazing!

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Ciera we are very excited to see you play Livewire in Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe.  What was the first thing that excited you as an actress about playing Livewire?

Firstly, thank you and the enthusiasm is certainly mutual!!! Thinking how to respond to that question is a bit tricky because it's a loaded answer. - The first thing that comes to mind is hands down the simple fact that I am a comic book, cartoon, video game fan. Yes, ME!!! I grew up with my older brother Nick and my guy cousins Keion and Cedric and we practically lived (and still do I might add) all things superhero,... seriously! But that's just the tip of the iceberg. I love playing Livewire not only because of what she is "a superhero" but because of WHO she is. Livewire is a natural leader with boundless compassion yet yields uncompromising strength. She's both admired and respected and hates wrongdoing particularly at the cost of the defenseless. Daily I'm blown away at the blessing of playing this character whose values are so aligned with my own. She continues to amaze me. With my background in athletics and my previous and current endeavors in the humanitarian field I couldn't have written a better character for me to play, which is a credit to the founding creators and the current exceptional team of writers working for and with Valiant.

 Speaking of Valiant I legitimately cannot answer this question without acknowledging how thrilled I am (Not to mention damn proud) to be a part of the Valiant Universe. I know I could easily sound biased but the fact is the more anyone delves into Valiant the more apparent it will be that there is no other major super universe with as much diversity in character, craftsmanship, and artistry plus overall badassness. From Harbinger, to Faith, to Bloodshot to one of my favorites Britannia (Just to name a few). I mean seriously it doesn't get more diverse than that! No slight on other comic universes but Valiant isn't creating a league of its own, it already is one. People are just seeing it on a larger scale and that makes me pretty damn excited to be your Livewire.

Livewire is the star of a comic series coming out called Secret Weapons have you been able to get a preview of that?

Valiant does a phenomenal job of providing us plenty of material. But it's no secret as Valiant continues to get bigger and bigger that our CEO Dinesh Shamdasani and VP of marketing Hunter Gorinson have made secrecy Valiant's "Secret Weapon" (See what I did there...) - I have a bit of a preview on the way from H.Q. but the hard hitting stuff I get to read with everyone else, which is cool with me. I get to share the journey as a fan and with the fans. I think that's important as an artist especially when playing a comic book character to be along for the ride at the same pace. Otherwise it's easy to project stuff onto to the scene or character that hasn't happened. Which I feel does everyone an injustice. - I've certainly done my research and since the book is about the emergence of the Harbinger program, I'm just as excited as the Valiant fans.

Livewire may seem like the star but I believe my character has the honor of being somewhat of a guiding force for some incredible new characters that will be introduced. I personally love that. It is my understanding Secret Weapons conceptually challenges the notion of being a "misfit". I believe the world could use a little more of that these days.

The Bat and the Sun is producing the series how did you meet them and get the part as Livewire?
Ciera Foster playing Livewire in Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe

Pure hustle. I went to audition almost two years ago for a role I submitted myself for. It was an extremely small, low budget, independent project. I have managers and agents of course but I like to search out new creative challenges for myself (Maybe that is the artist/athlete in me) because the role was pretty controversial and the project as I stated didn't pay much. I'd just gotten back from holiday, when I received the callback and I was pretty tired but I love what I do and I don't miss auditions so I went happily and did my thing. - I didn't get the part lol!

Apparently, I just wasn't right for the role, but the director liked my energy and work. He looked at my resume and said, "I gotta ask you about your martial arts and athletic background..." I filled him and the assistant CD in. Per usual I started geeking out over my love for superheroes. He told he might have a referral for me. I left and that was that. I had no expectations. I actually forgot until months later I got a phone call from Aaron Schoenke to play Storm for Bat in the Sun's Wonder Woman vs. Wolverine. After about 5 minutes of me talking about Ororo Munroe's history a little Street Fighter, Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon and a dash of Mortal Kombat I got the part. Almost a year later I got another phone call out of the blue from Aaron, I remember his exact words.

"Are you available next month to work? ... There is a thing...Its cool....really'll like it...I can't tell anything else but if you interested I think you should audition for it....that's all I can say.  I'll be in touch."

Yep, it was at that moment for exactly 17 seconds I thought I'd finally got the call to be a real life spy LOL. Auditioning for Livewire was actually not too far off. A week later I got another call then another with limited info. I was sent audition sides (1-2 pages of material) I was told to send them back the same day as soon as possible. Reading the small bit of information I was given about the character (Still almost nothing not even a mention of Valiant) I had to make choices based off of a combination of training and instinct. I even overrode some of the direction I was given. As I worked on it with my older brother Nick we let our knowledge and passion of superheroes guide us. We had so little info we worked on it all over about three hours straight (discussing it constantly) until it felt right. I sent in my taped audition to Aaron and Sean at Bat in the Sun. After that Bat in the Sun sent it to Valiant in New York. About ten minutes later Aaron texted me I got the part - No better feeling. I know I didn't know someone, there were no favors, just my hard work paying off step by step. The best woman got the job. I was (am) Livewire.

The Valiant Universe is full of bad asses and Livewire is one of the biggest bad asses of them all, what was it like to film action sequences in Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe? 

What a fun question. It's literally a dream come true. As long as I can remember I've pretended to be a superhero, ninja, secret agent, etc. This is a lot cooler because its for real! I LIVE for this stuff! As you mentioned being such a powerful character one of the most powerful in the entire Valiant Universe especially as a woman is beyond exhilarating. When we film the fight scenes in particular I enter into a whole other zone. It's like a shark when they smell blood ...Was that too crazy LOL. I spent ample time on set not only on Livewire as a character but her characteristics in combat which is a huge part of the storytelling. As an artist but above all as a fan, I can tell a lot about character by the way they fight. I think a lot of comic hero heads would agree.

I fused my knowledge of the character with martial arts, artistry, and comics together to give Livewire an action personality that is so dynamic. I truly hope our fans and viewers enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed portraying it. Ultimately, a large part of Livewire is her fighting because that’s when you see how powerful she is when it all becomes unleashed. It gives me chills just thinking about it!

None of it would be possible without the involvement of the Valiant heads Dinish Shamdasani (CEO) and Joshua Johns (Dir. of Digital Media / Development) giving me the freedom to be an artist and working so collaboratively with Bat in the Sun. All of the fights in Ninjak Vs would be a nothing without the full cast and crew (Seriously you've seen our cast, athletes for days.) Credit is especially due to our director Aaron Schenoke he was born to create epic fight and action sequences. The direction let alone the vision of Aaron and his father Sean Schenoke combined is priceless. Lastly, but certainly not least our special affects composer Nikolay Zamkovoy is just a beast and creative genius that kills it every time.

You were an NCAA athlete and have trained heavily in martial arts.  Can you go into you're training in martial arts and did that help you land this role.

My dad is a 7th degree black belt and Tang Soo Do master. He was also sparring partners with the legendary Chuck Norris. My father trained me in his dojo where I had to attend classes until I was about eleven. We also trained at the park outside of class. After a break my mother kept me involved in Taekwondo and Karate. When I was twelve I was recruited to play basketball. I traded theater club at the time for basketball practice in hopes of earning a scholarship. I played basketball for eleven years straight including competitive national and international summer leagues. As my skills developed I began to only play "up" on teams with athletes older than me. The same happened in high school by the end of my freshmen year I was on varsity already and playing in regional finals. Club or school ball I was always on regional, sectional, or state championship teams. I also played competitive softball two years, track and field for three years (undefeated), and was recruited to play volleyball at the collegiate level. More often than not I was the captain on many of my teams especially through college. I was a COAA California State Championship finalist. From there I was recruited to SoCal where I became an NCAA athlete and received a scholarship to play basketball.

Afterwards I returned to martial arts mainly Taekwondo testing for my black belt, while also pursuing my acting career. During both regular school and acting school I also attended two film fighting schools. I attended Theatrical Academy of Combat under the instruction of Dan and Jan Spreaker who choreographed the films Hook and Master and Commander. There I learned my film fighting foundation and weapons technique. My best weapons are the broad sword, quarter staff, and the cutlass. After that I attended Film Fighting LA under the instruction of Robert Goodwin who helped train Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man. There was a big emphasis of the three points of Shaolin Kung Fu Martial Arts Method which I fell in love with. The school incorporated several art forms of camera fighting, stunt work, wrestling and firearms.   I've also had to do various training for a variety of roles and I still take classes and workshops. I will never stop learning and improving, I love this expression of the body and I'm blessed with the physicality to do something dynamic with it.

What does it feel like to join the ranks of Super Heroes? Playing Livewire makes you into a role model how does that change your mindset?

Playing Livewire doesn't change my mindset in regard to being a role model its quite the opposite, it affirms it. I've always had something inside of me pushing me to help others and to inspire. Its simple really, acting is my passion but helping others is my purpose. As I reflect on my career and life up to this point it adds up to this moment, this platform. When I was in college I was a paid activist for the CAA California Teachers Association I fought for educational rights, teacher rights and fair tuition costs. I was one of three student activist ambassadors hired by the CAA to represent SQE Students for Quality Education in which I was trained on activism techniques and school reform. My job was to bridge the gap between legislation and student rights.

In athletics as an NCAA athlete I was the captain and placed in charge of the team community service out reach programs. As an artist I've been to Haiti as an ambassador to Artists for Peace and Justice founded by writer/director Paul Haggis. I'm also an ambassador for the Water Underground Project and supporter of Children International. Now more than ever I feel these experiences have been part of a greater purpose which supersedes fame and popularity and has everything to do with passion. 
I say all this only to make the point that now I am Livewire,  I am just getting started. Be it a student athlete captain, activist, ambassador, acting class, or even growing up at home I've always been held to a higher standard. Livewire just raised the bar. I'm apart of something much bigger than myself.   As you stated I realize that makes me a role model, especially for little girls and young women. Challenge Accepted.

There have not been many black female super heroes in live action media?  Halle Berry comes to mind as Storm in X-Men but mind is drawing blanks on others.  At any rate it is a very small club of actresses that you are joining, does that add meaning to portrayal of Livewire.

I know what this means and I don't take it for granted. I'm humbled and honored, I think about it daily. People write me and post things about me regarding that very point. It's a blessing and a privilege. I always wanted to be a superhero but besides Storm there were no other heroes in all of the great universes that looked like me. It was a bit disheartening as a kid. Naturally, I assumed I'd play Storm if there ever were a Strom Origins film developed. This was my goal. By the way Alexandra Shipp is killing that role. But I realize now I was only thinking at the level of what I was shown possible. In the emerging age of the female lead heroine / superhero and with me as Livewire as a lead female superhero of color I take great pride and happiness in knowing that girls and boys of all races and backgrounds will see me and other upcoming heroes, and know that anything is possible. The best part is one day it won't even be a thought and the word "Black" or "Female" hero won't be a big deal. We will all just be superheroes from all walks of life representing everyone. That said let me clearly say in this moment in time I'm extremely proud to hold the torch for both female heroines and heroes of color until the goal of visibility amongst both is reached.

What is the future of Livewire?  We know that Valiant has a variety of film projects in the future.  Will Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe lead to role in those projects?

All I can say is that I'm blessed to be a part of something very special. I'm the face of Livewire for the first time, ever. To be so well received playing a character that was seemingly physically designed for me and virtually my whole life has been preparing me to play is pure joy. I'm certainly enjoying every minute of it. Since my character reveal and trailer premier/panel discussion at NYC Comic Con reception and the over all presence of this remarkable character continuing to expand. As you noted for the first time since the dawn of Valiant a series highlighting Livewire is being released now in Secret Weapons. That's major. Additionally, you mentioned its no secret Valiant is developing films. Eric Heisserer the Oscar nominated screen writer for Arrival not only wrote Secret Weapons but is writing the Harbinger film as well. To me what that says for not only the future of my character but the future of Valiant Comics and comics period is not lost on me. Playing Livewire as an artist (Especially a woman) being considered a fan-favorite character and being a fan myself means the world to me. I would love to play Livewire in the Harbinger films. I am Livewire. I was born to do this. I also look forward to continue to expanding and growing with the fans. We have the best fans hands down, period. I feel we are in this journey together and I mean that with everything in me. - Ninjak is something special, the Valiant Universe is special. The fans are beyond special. Valiant Entertainment / Valiant Digital are doing amazing things in both entertainment and comics. Valiant is so creative they plan things out far in advance. I think we will just have to stay tuned to see what unfolds.

What is the coolest moment you have had at a Convention since becoming Livewire?

When Bobby Leet a father of two recognized me walking around Comic Con NYC during my press day. The trailer and character reveal were not until the following day but he was such a big Valiant fan that he already knew who I was and asked for a picture. That memory sticks out to me as clear as day. He was the first one, we still follow each other on Instagram. By far to me the most impactful moment was the next day at the trailer premier and panel discussion. A guy (granted he was dressed as Armstrong lol) came up to me with tears in his eyes. He said he'd grown up reading the original Valiant Comics when he was a kid. He was so overwhelmed he could barely talk. He said Livewire was one of his favorite characters and he was emotional because I was everything he'd imagined her to be and more. The man said my being Livewire and the entire Ninjak Vs. experience was overwhelming and surreal for him. He assured me his tears were that of joy. I could feel his emotion then and now. I gave him a hug and thanked him. I still have the picture we took. I have many incredible moments with Valiant fans but that one will always be in my heart. It was at that moment that I truly realized what it meant to be and "Stay Valiant".

As you can Ciera is already a real hero and doing great things with this role I recommend checking her out on social media and her website.  Also look for her at Cons as I expect her to be going to a few.

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          Inhumans Movie / Show - News, Casting, Speculations, and Rumors   

Marvel Studios /TV has announced that Inhumans will be a new show appearing on ABC and will premiere in fall of 2017.  The series first 2 episodes will be shot in Imax Cameras and will debut in movie theaters across the country.

Trailer 1:
There are still a few things that worry me about this.  However they do look better in motion.  I am not seeing much use of Powers either and I think that would be something you would sneak into the trailer.  I also think they need address why Blackbolt can't speak.  Yes, many of Toylab's readers are experts on Blackbolt but he is still pretty unknown outside of Marvel fanboys.

The Inhuman Royal Family remains isolated in their amazing technological city of Attilan.  Attilan is capable of flying and has remained hidden from human eyes by resting on the Moon.  The powerful and silent ruler of the Inhumans Black Bolt is challenged by his brother Maximus.  Maximus wants the Inhumans to go to Earth and take their rightful place as its rulers.  When denied by Blackbolt, Maximus leads a coup that sees Black Bolt and a close group of followers hiding on Earth where they find a new purpose.

Cast and Characters

The series will not focus on the Inhuman characters in Agents of SHIELD (Though it would not surprise me if they appeared).  Instead the show will focus on the classic Inhuman characters of the Inhuman Royal Family.  The show will be set in the modern day and will be set both on Earth and the Moon.  The addition of the Moon as a set means that Attilan and the Blue Side of the Moon will very likely be a setting for the show.

The show / film showing with Imax will be the first time that a show and Imax have joined in such away.  The Marvel press release as posted on states:

ABC, IMAX and Marvel Television also intend to work together to create a joint marketing and promotion plan for the series across their proprietary media platforms--which would be the first such cross-platform marketing launch of a television series. Today’s agreement also marks IMAX’s first time as a financing participant in a TV pilot and series.

Major news in the Marvel press release was on the focus of the series:
Marvel’s "The Inhumans" will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.
This should mean that all of the Inhuman characters will be on the table for Agents of SHIELD and this new Inhumans show.

I think it is safe to say that Inhuman's film has officially been canceled and this show is a replacement to tell some of the same story that was planned for the film.  There has been speculation building for years on what Marvel will end up doing with the Inhumans and now we finally know.

What do you think?  Are you excited?  Disappointed?  Please let me know.

The first picture of the Cast was released fans noticed that Black Bolt did not have his mask which is his iconic look.  A user of named Seon.  Created this edited version of the picture.  I think this looks so much better and there is not reason why Marvel vs ABC could do something similar.

Teaser Video:
First teaser does not show any characters but we do hear the voices and learn about the issues that the group will face.  It sounds like some of the series Inhuman (After terregenisis cloud) storylines could be mined here.  Though it will be different because Blackbolt left the Royal Family during that storyline and here he is very much in place as the ruler of the group.
The voices in the narration are one male and one female.  The male is certainly Maximus the Mad as seems to be plotting the overthrow of his brother and calls for the Freedom of all Inhumans.  He talking to a female who says what he is saying is treason.  I doubt that is Medusa, my guess is that it is Crystal.
Overall really like this teaser, its very short but sets the mood.  Really wish they had just gone this route instead of the stiff looking Entertainment Weekly shoot.

Pictures and Posters from Series:

Actual Casting Call Notes for Inhumans:
From the Hashtag show the Casting notes for the Inhumans has been released.  Keep in mind that the names for the characters coded.  However, if you know anything about the Inhumans its pretty easy to decode.

Source: The Hash Tag Show

It generally looks like they will be sticking to the classic looks of the characters:  Toylab Bloggers added the suspected character names to the character descriptions so that those are not official.

Black Bolt

Broderick: Male. 30-40. Caucasian. Can say volumes with just a look. Strong, thoughtful and private, he’s unaccustomed to being questioned or feeling a need to answer to anyone, to an extent that can verge on arrogance. Series regular.


Marjorie: Female. 30-40. Caucasian. An elegant and intelligent advisor to her husband, she struggles to find her place outside of their relationship, as others tend to view her as just a pretty face. Strong and resourceful, she’s not afraid to break the rules when the situation demands it. Series regular.

Maximus the Mad:

Marty: 30-40. Caucasian. Broderick’s younger brother; he is intelligent, charming, and articulate. He comes across as a man of the people but secretly covets power. Series regular.


Kevin: Male. 30-40. Open. Slight of build, his mind is his greatest asset. Always prepared with a plan, his outlook on life is the glass is always half-empty and often cracked and dirty as well. Though his outlook can be grim, he has a droll, dry sense of humor. Series regular.


Grady: Male. 25-35. Open. Impetuous and brash, he has serious impulse control issues which frequently get him into trouble whether its women, booze, or fighting. He loves life and lives in the moment for better or worse. Series regular.


Christine: Female. 18-25 to play 18. Caucasian. Soulful but still learning the ways of the world, she has the arrogance of youth. Impetuous and independent she is also deeply devoted to her family. Series regular.


Timothy: Male. 25-35. Open. SFXMU required. Supremely athletic. The ultimate picture of cool. He’s calm under pressure and willing to do anything to get the job done.

Sir Kent's thoughts on the Inhumans
Thoughts on the Inhuman Show and Casting from our infamous Guest Blogger Sir Kent!


The Internet and comic geeks alike were all abuzz this week over the MOSTLY confirmed news that MARVEL is planning a GARGANTUAN (LOVE using such words) and ambitious introduction for a group that had been first reported to be D.O.A. The news of THE INHUMANS FINALLY getting not only a big screen, I-Max only treatment but, being tied into a T.V. series was not only enough to make me fuck a duck but about as overdue as this month's Netflix membership is from me (Don't worry bitches, I’ll get to you!). Speaking of ducks, a very brief history of The Inhumans. They were created by way back in 1965. Until recently, they never really had a long running comic of their own. They just kinda showed up at major events throughout Marvel history and much like the Terrigen Mist that gives them their powers, disappeared again. They were originally genetically enhanced humans that had been experimented upon by an alien race called The Kree.

(If you don't know who they are, you ain't a fan! And SHAME ON YOU!) The Kree created the Terrigen Crystals as a way to not only bring out and modify any hidden ability each person may have had but, the ultimate goal was to have them blend into different races throughout the galaxy and wait for orders to try and take over. Which explains their unique and individual appearance. I could go on and on because of their sudden resurgence of popularity thanks to A.O.S. (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).

But I will spare you that because the BIGGEST question of the week is HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK??? the way BRA-F'BEEP'IN’-VO MARVEL! This is an endeavor that has NEVER been done before and if executed correctly, could spell a new way of movies and T.V. for years to come. Marvels plan is to have The Inhumans have a big screen run only only I-Max or I-Max 3-D screens. THEN spin that into a T.V. series.

This is simply GENIUS and ballsy thinking but, the story, the writing and the casting has got to be about as balls on as it was for DEADPOOL! Which brings me to the gist (Dirty but proper English term! Ya GOTTA love those, don't you?) WHO WILL PLAY THE ROYAL FAMILY??? This in it of itself is a HUGE problem because you have a bunch of start who think they are “TOO GOOD” to appear on the small screen! I said it once before and I’ll say it again.

If the great Samuel muthuf'BEEPin’ Jackson can appear TWICE on A.O.S. then NONE of you muthuf'BEEPa’s have an excuse! Except for being dick’s...thats always an excuse. Here is what I'm thinking should be the short list of consideration for the key members of The Royal Family (Of Inhumans. Not THAT Royal Family. DIPSH'BEEP!)

For the role of KING BLACKBOLT the first that comes to mind would be Vin Diesel BUT that dumbfuck probably would be one of those dicks that wouldn't do T.V.! I could see that so my next choice would be
Jessie Williams of GREY’s ANATOMY fame. Just because, physically, he fits the role to a t. It adds a certain level of color so that this won't turn into FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. (Or as I call it, The Oscars all over again! HAH! Could there BE a cast anymore white? Oh wait...trump. I’m sad again)


My choice to play CRYSTAL would be Gillian Jacobs of COMMUNITY fame because HELLO. I mean LOOK AT HER! SHE IS CRYSTAL! Put her in something skin tight, add special effects and BOOM!


My choice for QUEEN MEDUSA would be Christina Hendricks of
BAD SANTA 2 and MAD MEN. Tits, ass and red hair. Need I say more?


An obvious choice to stay on that “Not too white” line of thinking is my boy KARNAK. Interesting note about Karnak. He wasn't introduced to the terrigen gas like everybody else. His mother wanted him to build his abilities naturally. So she sent him away to a monastery where he mastered his sensory abilities and martial arts prowess. Now, he can see weakness and flaws in anything and exploit it with his skills.

He is a natural tactician as well. My choice to play him could only be
Daniel Wu of INTO THE BADLANDS fame. If you ain't checked out this
A & E series, you really need to.

Photo: Daniel Wu as Sunny - Into the Badlands _ Season 1, Gallery - Photo Credit: James Minchin III/AMC

An easy pick for GORGON who is arguably the second strongest of the group would have to be Jason Momoa of STARGATE ATLANTIS and JUSTICE LEAGUE fame. He would play the shit of of a guy who could cause seismic tremors with his cloven hooves.


So there you have it. There is my bright ideas for who would fill out this cast well and hopefully wouldn't act like a bunch of dicks making the transition from the big screen to T.V. What do you think?

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Here is the information on the prior Inhuman Movie.

Inhumans Movie - News, Casting, Speculations, and Rumors

Scheduled Release date:  Nov 2nd, 2018

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was quoted saying this about the movie:
“November 3, 2018 will introduce dozens of characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe," ... "We really do believe the Inhumans can be a franchise or a series of franchise unto themselves. They have dozens of powers and an amazing social structure. With our 20th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we wanted to continue to refine what that universe is about."

Update Oct 9, 2015:
No More Inhumans Movie?

There is a rumor circulating NYCC and has been reported by Bleedingcool news that the Inhumans film may no longer be on Marvel's slate.
Some speculate that has to do with a disagreement between Marvel's film and TV divisions.  Others conclude that this means that Marvel may be working on a deal with Fox to bring over the X-Men franchise.
For the moment this is all very much rumor and speculation.  Bleedingcool does insist though that it has reliable sources to this rumor.
It would be unclear if true what this would mean for the plot of Agents of SHIELD.  Agents of SHIELD has built up the ideas of Inhumans for the past 3 years.  Would this give the show free reign introduce the Royal Family or does it put their future seasons in a quagmire?

Update: Oct 12, 2015
Devin Faraci addressed the rumor circulating from the BleedingCoolNews article.  According to him there is no delay or cancelation of the Inhuman film.

He also questioned Bleedingcool's claims on the Iron Fist TV show:

Want to learn more about the Inhumans?  Go to:
Inhumans CheatSheet for Agents of SHIELD fans

Current Marvel Logo for the Inhumans movie

Will Vin Diesel be Blackbolt?

Agents of SHIELD build up of Inhumans 
Inhumans CheatSheet for Agents of SHIELD fans
Is Skye an Inhuman?
Skye's Full Origin by Toylab 
Inhuman #8 why did Marvel double orders? 
Hunting for the Mysterious City in Agents of SHIELD
Who are Skye's parents? 
Did Agents of SHIELD jus introduce Skye's Mom?
Is Skye's Father Maximus the Mad?

Who are the Inhumans?
Who is Blackbolt? Why is he so powerful?
Who is Maximus the Mad? 
Who is Medusa?
Who is Karnak?
Who is Crystal?
Who is Triton? 
Who is Gorgon?

Important Places: 
What is Attilan? 
What is the Temple of Randac? 

Ancient Inhumans
Who is King Randac?

Nova Worldmind - Cosmic Races and Cosmic Map
          Excitement builds for total solar ‘Great American Eclipse’ in August   
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Millions of people in the United States will be in the perfect spot to witness a total solar eclipse later this summer. The Moon will cross in front of the sun and cast a shadow on part of the US on Tuesday, August 21. The greatest impacts of the eclipse will occur in the path of totality, where the Moon will completely block the sun for a few minutes. No part of Alabama lies in the path […]
          Weekend Love Forecast – The Tao Of Hard Energy, The Ease Of Watery Flow   
Weekend Love Forecast – The Tao Of Hard Energy, The Ease Of Watery Flow

This is the last weekend of Venus in Taurus, one of the two signs it rules. The Moon spends the better part of the weekend in the other sign, Libra. Venus moves into sextile with Chiron, and the Moon in … Read More...

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          All Personal Planets In One Sign – Virgo Stellium – 2017   
All Personal Planets In One Sign – Virgo Stellium – 2017

There is a new moon in Virgo on September 19th, as pictured.  But aside from that, check out the stellium in the sign! You’re looking at a chart of September 19th or 20th, depending on your location. Note that all the … Read More...

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          Vent Your Anger or Support With Love?   
Vent Your Anger or Support With Love?

Strange day out there. Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Pluto are involved in a T-square. Conflict erupts! Simultaneously the Moon, Venus and Saturn form a Grand Trine in Earth. Calming and stabilizing. It’s interesting watching how people deal with this and … Read More...

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          Women Fighting the Good Fight... the Bolshevik-Tards, Here They Come   
Late night big ole yowls,dearest and summer-dancing KitKats ... so, most of the news-info below is from a week or so past ... time flies way too fast, and this Big Cat just can't keep up at all.






June 27, 2017

Stunning 1967 Dissertation Warns Infiltration of Rothschild Luciferians in US Government 2

Between 1967 and 1968 Myron Fagan recorded three LP records: The Illuminati and the Council on Foreign Relations.  The dissertations document the activities of the house of Rothschild were  produced byAnthony J. Hilder – an American activist, author, film maker, talk show host, broadcaster and former actor.
This stunning recording from 1967 speaks to the very problems we face today, including Fake News, government corruption, the Corrupt United Nations and infiltration of a Luciferian Rothschild cult who may have gained irreversible control of the US government.





"Stop liberal violence!" Journalist screams

A conservative journalist interrupted the Trump assassination play in Central Park, N.Y., on Friday, only two days after the politically-motivated shooting of Republican lawmakers.
Laura Loomer of Rebel Media was arrested after rushing the stage, yelling that the production promoted violence against President Trump and his supporters.
The play, which is sponsored by Time Warner and the New York Times, features a Trump-lookalike who is violently assassinated in the same manner as Julius Caesar.



Breaking: Whistleblower Says Deep State in Control of State Department : Ongoing Child-Trafficking Cover-Up at St. Dept.

Did you know that at the State Department they have an exorbitantly paid employee, of Middle East background, who is in charge of the sex-trafficking brochures for the State Department? Did you know that same person refuses to cover this issue as domestic issue? This plays right into the hands of the Deep State cover-up of their child-sex-trafficking practices at the highest levels of government? This is tantamount to overtly supporting and covering up child-sex-trafficking and the State Department is the willing accomplice. Did you also know that the State Department has 3 men, led by Deep State minion and close Obama ally, Larry Palmer, who controls all information coming in and out of the State Department and they control the FOIA’s for the State Department as well.
State Department employee, Monika Wesolowski, has been unduly harassed and has had her life threatened for trying to expose traitors and overt practices of treason and sedition by State Department employees who are aligned with the Deep State motives and objectives. The following is an interview I conducted with Monika followed by objective, hard proof of the claims made by this whistleblower.
Unlike a lot of sources,this interview names the names of the guilty.

Monika “Begs” for Protection and Nobody From the State Department Will Help

Monika has begged for protection from the death threats, violent attacks and constant harassment. As recently as last Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Monika took the issue to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s aides. As of the date of this publication, she has not heard back on this critical issue. I want to put the State Department on notice, you do not wait 5 days to investigate these kinds of allegations when someone’s life is in danger. This is an example of intentional/unintentional depraved indifference to the safety of of State Department employee, Monika Wesolowski (see the email communications at the bottom of the page).
Previously, on The Common Sense Show,  I documented, with pictures, government vehicles that have stalked and harassed Monika. The Fairfax, VA. police have told Monika that it is not safer to go home and they cannot protect her.
More recently, Monika has had animals poisoned to death. She, herself, has had to be treated for poisoning, some of which was uranium related. When I recently tried to interview Monika by Skype, ourcommunications were blocked for hours. Simultaneously, our cell phone communications were blocked as well. Here home has been invaded when she is not home. She was boxed in by two Muslim men, at the carwash, and stayed near until she called the police. This woman is the Deep State posterchild for political and personal harassment. In the following emails, please note the reference to CHILD-SEX-TRAFFICKING. I further want it to be known that Liz Crokin discovered a connection between the Virginia Shooter baseball practice shooter and child-sex-trafficking and that the primary shooting victim, Rep. Scalise had just sponsored a child-sex-trafficking bill eight days prior to being shot. This is no coincidence, the Deep State strikes again.
Monika has backed out of previous interviews because she is in fear of her life. I have convinced her that if you are going to be on the list, you better be on top of the list. Because I know the fate of Breitbart and Hastings, I have shared this information with other journalistic outlets who are going to cover this case and we are going to turn up the heat significantly.
I want to remind everyone, that in several earlier publications, I have tapped into two unnamed sources, one from the FBI and one from the State Department and was told that there is a Deep State purge underway. Monika confirms the assertion as her office is “like a morgue, people have either left or people have cleared out their desks and are awaiting their departure”.

Crickets Chirping

After numerous instances of being harassed and attacked, she reached out to Secretary Tillerson’s office, but to no avail. Here are the unanswered communications:
From: Wesolowski, Monika
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:39 PM
To: Peterlin, Margaret JA
Cc: Kenna, Lisa D
Subject: RE: Personal and Confidential
Ms. Peterlin and Ms. Kenna,
The issue goes back deeper into 2013 and child trafficking. I have not seen my eight year old son in a year . I worry for his safety and mine. It is imperative I speak to you in person, I will not speak to anyone outside of Mr. Tillerson’s close administration for fear for my life and that of my son’s. Thank you for speaking to me on the phone. I have been wanting to send this email for several months but afraid to.
Monika A. Wesolowski
Visual Information Specialist
United States Department of State
Global Publishing Solutions (A/GIS/GPS)
Phone: 202-xxx-xxxx voicemail
Phone: 202-xxx-xxxx direct

From: Wesolowski, Monika
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:50 PM
To: Peterlin, Margaret JA
Cc: Kenna, Lisa D
Subject: Personal and Confidential
Importance: High
Dear Ms. Peterlin,
I proudly attended Secretary of State Tillerson’s swearing in ceremony and have faith that he will be successful at the State Department. I would like to arrange a meeting with your office with the Secretary of State Mr. Rex Tillerson. It is imperative I speak to Mr. Tillerson. I do not feel safe at my office or at home, I have been under constant attack. I have had things happen to my family, myself, and in the office that I cannot talk about in email. I feel my life and health, as well as that of my family and those close to me, is in danger because of where I work and the people I work with, and their connections. I do not know who to trust and cannot trust Diplomatic Security here at DOS, my coworkers or upper management, especially not Ambassador Palmer, who is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Information Services. I was informed by my HR that Ambassador Palmer pushed for the Hatch Act for my having a photograph and items of President Trump in my cubicle after the election. The situation at work has been hostile and I have been harassed. Please let me know if you could speak with me or arrange a meeting with the Secretary. Please expect a call regarding this email just to verify.
Thank you kindly,
Monika A. Wesolowski
Visual Information Specialist
United States Department of State
Global Publishing Solutions (A/GIS/GPS)
Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx voicemail
Phone: 202-xxx-xxxx direct


 I believe Monika’s best protection is the light of day. On that note, I would ask that all forward this article to your contact list. Secondly, if Tillerson’s office will not respond to this grave situation, then I would ask that everyone send this article to President Trump AND Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Finally, we need to keep the heat on this issue.




Neil deGrasse Tyson now pushing Monsanto propaganda alongside wife abuser and convicted felon
Mike Adams
Why am I not surprised? Neil deGrasse Tyson, who has become a mouthpiece for the GMO and chemical agricultural industries that poison the global food supply, is narrating a new documentary called "Food Evolution."
The film pushes the same pro-GMO propaganda as a violent wife abuser who used to write for Forbes. Another fake science front group -- the ACSH -- appears in the film and is run by a convincted medical fraud FELON who spent years in prison (and now runs biotech propaganda campaigns for a living).
Neil deGrasse Tyson has become a shameful betrayor of humanity and nature and an insult to real science.





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          Giant leap for ladies' football   
Considering that man walked on the moon before a woman played in Croke Park, the progress made by female athletes since the turn of the Millennium is staggering.
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          Daily Raasi Palan 01-07-2017 by Astrologer Munaivar – Panchanathan   

Daily Raasi Palan 01-07-2017 by  Panchanathan What are the names of the twelve zodiac? Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Ophiuchus Sagittarius What is the name of the governor of the zodiac? Aries – Mars, Taurus – Venus, Gemini – Wednesday, Cancer – the Moon, LEO – The Sun, Virgin – […]

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          Saddened by Virginia Tech Tragedy   
First, I have to say how saddened I am about the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Just thinking about those that lost their lives, sitting in a college classroom to better their lives, hits me pretty hard. Our daughter attends college and it shouldn't be a scary thing. I know they say that there is a better chance of the moon falling to the earth than something like that happenening - but it does happen. And I don't remember the moon ever falling to the earth. So, anyways, my heart goes out to all that are suffering.

The media really needs to stop giving so much attention to these criminals. I mean, the criminals are mailing videos and pictures to news stations because they know attention will be given. Maybe if we stop watching and stop giving attention, they will soon realize that is one thing that will not come from their crime. They are given nicknames and the disturbing videos are shown on every channel. If the videos and pictures weren't shown, I wouldn't miss them. But the news stations need their viewers so they each try to outdo the other. And then there are the curious that want to see these pictures and the criminals themselves watch and get ideas of their own. In our city, two seperate school lockdowns have occured within two days. I know the attention to these crimes would never stop. It has gone on for decades and will continue for decades more. I think ALL the attention should be given to the victims, period.
          Top Tracks of 2012   

2012 was not a bad year, music-wise. Though I have been extremely busy and my blog suffered. Which does not mean I did not have time to listen to music, on the contrary. Here is a very random, subjective selection of tunes that were frequent guests in my player. The list should consist of twice as many items, and it includes more hyped "crowd-pleasers" and obvious choices than usual, probably due to the fact that 2012 delivered plenty of them. As for the new trends - We are Trapped and Techno is Back.
                                Happy New Year, May the Good Music Be With You.


1. Kanye West – Mercy  (RL Grime & Salva Remix)
      The best remix and track of the year.

Kanye West - Mercy (RL Grime & Salva Remix) by SALVA

2. TNGHT – Higher Ground (TNGHT EP / Warp)
     Close tie with RL Grime’s and Salva’s refix of Mercy in my ranking of the best ‘party’ tune of 2012.  Their performance at Tauron Festival in Katowice was legendary.

3. Krampfhaft – I Needed You (Om Unit remix) (Rwina Records)
Two of my favorite producers on the electronic scene represented in one of the biggest anthems of 2012. A true masterpiece!!

Krampfhaft - I Needed You (Om Unit Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD by Om Unit

4. G Jones – Alias (Boeboe Remix) (Mirage EP / Saturate! Records)
      ARghhhhh! This remix is hot hot hot and G Jones is THE brightest star currently shining on the Saturate! firmament. He offers a unique futuristic trap / juke / experimental electronica blend that works just perfectly at home and in da club! (Read the review of Mirage EP here)

5. Eprom – Regis Chillbin (Metahuman / Rwina Records) 
 If you haven’t heard this tune played at the party, the party probably sucked or there were no hipsters around :)))) In my personal ranking, the best Eprom’s tune since Humanoid.

A EPROM - Regis Chillbin [RWINALP001S] by Rwina Records

6. Fancy Mike – VVVV, 1997 (Mary B. James album/King Deluxe) 
Beautiful cinematic music. I wish there were more artists like Fancy Mike around.
7. Blawan – Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage   (His He She & She / Hinge Finger)
Mega-hyped tune that every DJ I know wanted to play which, surprise surprise, deserves all the hype. Off-kilter, stomping techno beat with horror samples and totally fucking awesome and addictive bassline. KILLER!

Blawan - Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage by Beegie_B

8. Oneone – Magic Comb (Memory 9 remix) (Short Story EP/Saturate! Records)
Short Story EP by oneone (Gergő Galambos) hailing from Budapest is another great release on Saturate! Enchanting.
9. Gent & Jawns – Turn Up (Mad Decent) 
Trap anthem with trancey build-ups :) promoted by Diplo’s Mad Decent. Heavy party roller.

Gent & Jawns - TURNUP **FREE DOWNLOAD** by Gent & Jawns

10. Sinjin Hawke – Crystal Dust (The Lights EP/Pelican Fly)
   BANGER which can be put next to TNGHT’s ‘Higher Ground’ as the hardest kicking party tune of 2012 !!! And this is just one side of the versatile work of this very promising young producer. The entire EP is full of gems.

11. Pixelord – Been Lookin (Supaplex EP/ Civil Music)     
Pixelord in top form ! Party smasher.

12. RL Grime – Grapes Alla Vodka (Grapes EP / WEDIDIT)
Crunky trap monster of a track !! Check the entire EP as it includes equally wicked remixes by Salva, Shlohmo, Groundislava and LOL Boys. Easily one of the best releases this year!

13. Teielte – Selcouth (Liquid Molly remix) (Wooden Love EP/U Know Me Records)
Banger from the best Polish release this year. (Read a review of this EP on my blog )

14. Illum Sphere – Agent White (Kidkanevil Agent Black Remix) (Illum Sphere Remixed/Fat City)
   Kidkanevil refixing one of my personal best tracks ever - Illum Sphere's Agent White, with breaks and all :)

15. ENiGMA DUBz – We Make It Work! Ft. Trilla & Screama (for40records)
  Serious head-nodding grime biznisssss!

Enigma Dubz Featuring Trilla & Screama - We Make It Work (Firin Squad ChoiceFM 17/11/2012) by four40records

16. A Thousand Years – No light (Farmers in Fields of Stars/King Deluxe)
  Moody house tune

17. Andy Stott – Lost and Found (Luxury Problems/Modern Love)
   My favorite track from an interesting, if a bit over-hyped, Luxury Problems. Trap techno or what? Anyway, Andy Stott’s music creates a unique listening experience, painting soundscapes with slowed down techno beat and muted bass. Plus his treatment of the voice of his former piano teacher is simply excellent .

18. Daniel Drumz – Not This Time (Sleepless State of Mind EP/U Know Me Records)
    My favorite track from another perfect release by a Polish producer Daniel Drumz. More Polish power coming from U Know Me Records. Impeccable production skills, great synths and unique, futuristic sound. World quality music to say the least.

19. Liar – Origami Bound (Undance / Farver Music)
     Sad and beautiful techno love song.

20. M.I.A. - Bad Girls (Surkin remix).
     I love the original, and Surkin's remix stands out from the host of inevitable refixes of M.I.A.'s hit. This tune helps A LOT when driving a car in the traffic jam :)


21. Ptr1 – Remote Kind of Sadness (Carte Blanche EP)
    Polish producer PTR1 unraveling an absolutely enchanting bass story. I love his emotional and touching sound landscapes

22. H-SIK – Gallerry (Cocody EP/ Error Broadcast)

     Grimey, jukey ghetto beast by an African artist - Herve Sika.
23. Madrid - Ima Work (Soundcloud)
    This is how they roll in their trap swag.

Ima Work by MΔDRID

24. Kidsuke – Tiny Concrete Block (Kidsuke / Project Mooncircle)
     Beautiful beatz in this little tiny gem by Kidsuke (Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe), the most promising collab of 2012.

Kidsuke (kidkanevil x Daisuke Tanabe) - Tiny Concrete Block by kidkanevil

25. Future f T.I. - Magic (Starkey Remix) (Street Bass Bootlegs 2 / Seclusiasis)
Street Bass is the brand that never disappoints and Starkey delivers as usual 
          Episode #366 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated February 1964: World's Finest Comics #139!   
World's Finest Comics 139, February 1964!

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WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 139, February 1964, was published on December 12, 1963. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Jack Schiff was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Jim Mooney, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics. The Grand Comic Book Database credits Dick Dillon as the penciller. Sheldon Moldoff was the inker and Ira Schnapp was the letterer.

- The fifteen page Superman/Batman story was titled, THE GHOST OF BATMAN, written by Dave Wood, pencilled by Jim Mooney and inked by Sheldon Moldoff. This story was reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD'S FINEST vol. II.

- Aquaman and Aqualad starred in the ten page story, THE DOOM HUNTERS, written by Jack Miller and drawn by Ramona Fradon. This story was reprinted in TEEN TITANS 35, September/October 1971, published on July 15, 1971. It was also reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN vol. II.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue's ads and other features.

At the beginning of the episode, during the MY PULL LIST, i review the June 2017 cover dated issues that were published in April 2017, which I received from Discount Comic Book Service.


Then we will cover: SUPERMAN FAMILY COMIC BOOKS COVER DATED MARCH 1964: PART I: SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 75 & PART II: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 140! (This issue was Jack Schiff's final issue as editor before Mort Weisinger took over.)

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          7/6/2017: Die Week In Die Nuus: Verkoop van Tronox skep nuwe moontlikhede vir Exxaro   

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          6/30/2017: NEWS: Trump, South Korea’s Moon seek connection   

WASHINGTON There are plenty of issues that new South Korean President Moon Jae- in and President Trump could disagree on when they meet this week at the White House. Moon, who was elected in May, wants to take a less confrontational approach in...

The fleet submarine Shark wallowed heavily in an oily following sea. It was a moonless night with no breeze. The six men on bridge watch searched the dark horizon more intently than usual. Shark lay astride the Japanese convoy routes from the Marianas to Japan—a busy spot in the northern reaches of the Bonin Islands—and the SJ surface-search radar was temporarily out of commission.

At 0134, Willie Bonsel, one of three lookouts who were standing on a platform in the periscope shears, broke the silence on the bridge. "Smoke on the horizon. Zero-three-zero." The contact had apparently not fazed Fireman Bonsel, who was noted for his taciturnity, but the other five men on the bridge were electrified. Especially the quartermaster, Jack Childress, fresh out of sub school and making his first war patrol.

When he swung his 7-by-50 binoculars to the horizon off the starboard bow, his hands trembled so badly he could not focus the lens. The officer of the deck, Jim Bell, a reserve lieutenant, junior grade, who was Shark's communications officer, riveted his binoculars on the horizon and spoke quietly but authoritatively into the intercom to the conning tower immediately below: "Report to the captain. Smoke on the horizon. Zero-three-zero. Come right to two-five-oh. Secure the battery charge. Put all four main engines on the line. All ahead full."...

          As Trump And Moon Meet, A Closer Look At The 'Horrible' U.S.-S. Korea Trade Pact   
The U.S. deficit with the Asian nation has grown from $16.62 billion to $27.57 billion since the free trade agreement went into effect in 2012. That's a 65.93% increase, greater than any other top 10 trade partner in that time period.
          Want to see how far we have come? Compare Canada 150 to Expo 67: Hébert    

MONTREAL—In the city that I’ve called home for the past 20 years, one would be hard-pressed to find signs that Saturday is a special Canada day. A bicycle ride across town on the eve of the country’s 150th anniversary elicits no Maple Leaf flag — except at various hotel and official venues.

Quebec leases expire on July 1. Year in and year out, Canada Day in Montreal is marked by a ballet of moving vans. This year is no exception. The city has spent the past six months celebrating its 375th anniversary. And last week was the June 24th Fête Nationale. It is not as if we were suffering from a deficit of history or festivities.

But for those of us who are old enough to have been there the contrast between this sedate sesquicentennial weekend and Canada’s last significant birthday in 1967 could not be more striking.

I was entering adolescence at the time of Expo 67. My family had moved from Hull (now Gatineau) to Toronto the previous fall. My English was still a work in progress. Our neighbours’ French even more so.

On our street, the family that lived next door was among the first to trek to Montreal to visit Expo. They did not know that the Quebec short form for “excusez-moi” is “scuse”. Expo 67 being the crowd scene that it was, it was a word they heard many times a day. At least one child came home wondering if the expression was a code of some sort.

My mother had relatives on the south shore of Montreal. The seven of us — two parents and five kids including a toddler — camped there for our Expo week. My aunt and uncle lived in a leafy empty nest. They shed crocodile tears when we departed.

Like many of my generation, my first passport was the Expo version. That is probably where I picked up a lifelong travel bug. But the world I encountered on the man-made islands was an artificial paradise.

A very popular pavilion was that of Czechoslovakia. It featured leading edge multimedia presentations as well as puppet shows. It was a magic place that spoke to us of a magic land. By the following summer, Prague was under Soviet occupation for having tried to cut a hole in the Iron Curtain.

An entire section of the United States pavilion was devoted to the conquest of space. The first walk on the moon would take place two years later. Of the American civil rights movement, there was no trace

In the politically correct francophone fashion of the time, my parents took us to France’s pavilion and gave the U.K.’s showcase a wide berth. We had migrated to the cottage by the time French president Charles de Gaulle generated diplomatic havoc by saluting a free Quebec. We all sat around the radio to listen to the live broadcast of his Montreal speech.

Little did most visitors know that the face Canada put forward at Expo was about to be transformed. Trudeaumania was less than a year away from seizing the country. Talks that would lead to the founding of the Parti Québécois were underway.

There are those who pine for the innocence of Canada’s centennial year. But it was largely based on ignorance.

If you are reading this column and/or have read me in the Star for the past number of years, know that few could have fathomed my journalistic path at the time of Expo 67 and not just because women did not take up much space in its “Man and his World thematic environment.

On the day I was offered this column almost two decades ago, I was taken aback by the fact that a non-Quebec media organization like The Star would make a francophone one of its top national politics niche.

It was a few years later that I joined the nascent CBC At Issue panel in a similar role.

At the time of Expo 67, competing soliloquies passed for a national dialogue. The reporting of Canadian politics took place in language silos. Today those silos are no longer as hermetic. The temptation to pigeonhole voices remains rampant but in an increasingly diverse media coop, it cannot endure.

Breaking down some of those barriers is one of Peter Mansbridge’s main contributions not so much to broadcasting as to a more authentic national conversation.

Saturday is Mansbridge’s last broadcast as CBC’s chief correspondent. The next time all hell breaks loose, someone else will walk us through the minefield of breaking news. As my former column-mate the much-missed James Travers would say: Fly straight Peter…

Chantal Hébert is a national affairs writer. Her column appears Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

          The first Cassini to explore Saturn was a person    

Space probe preparing to crash into ringed planet was named for an astronomical pioneer


TWO CASSINIS  The Cassini spacecraft has become famous for its stunning views of Saturn, including this image of the unlit side of the rings taken in 2012. But what do we know about the man Cassini was named for?

As the Cassini spacecraft plunges toward its death on Saturn, the world’s knowledge of the famous ringed planet continues to accumulate. Thanks to years of observations by the versatile probe, astronomers now know Saturn as intimately as macaroni knows cheese. But still hardly anyone outside the world of astronomy knows anything about Cassini — and I don’t mean the spacecraft, but the guy it was named for.

Gian Domenico Cassini was an Italian astronomer, born in Perinaldo in 1625, around the time that Galileo was battling the church over Copernicus’ revelation that the Earth orbits the sun. Cassini was attracted to poetry but was also good at math. He got his start in science via astrology, which back then was not considered quite as completely idiotic as it is today. In fact, astronomy itself was often supported by wealthy people in order to get better astrological forecasts. One such wealthy Italian, an amateur astronomer, was impressed with a pamphlet on astrology that Cassini had written; it earned him an invitation to work at the amateur’s observatory, near Bologna.

From the leading scientists at Bologna, Cassini learned the importance of using high-quality instruments to make the most precise measurements possible. His talents were soon recognized; by 1650 Cassini’s accomplishments and reputation earned him the chair in astronomy at the university in Bologna. He continued his research during the 1650s, taking a particular interest in comets.

Cassini was an old-school conservative kind of scientist, not even inclined to take Galileo’s side on the Earth-orbiting-the-sun issue. Cassini preferred Tycho Brahe’s position that the other planets orbited the sun, but the sun then orbited the Earth. (Later Cassini accepted the Copernican sun-centered solar system, but only half-heartedly.) Cassini also was no fan of Newton’s law of gravity.

Cassini’s work as an eminent Italian scientist was not limited to astronomy. Called on to referee a political dispute over the course of a river, he mastered hydraulics. Later he spent some time studying insects and experimenting on blood transfusions. None of that was as fun as astronomy, though, so he returned to the stars often. In addition to comets, he specialized in the sun and especially solar eclipses. Some of his best work resulted from the use of a meridian — a large sundial-like device for recording solar movements — that he designed and had installed on the top of a church steeple.

Cassini was also clever enough to know the value of cultivating useful friendships. In particular, he was on good terms with some skillful Roman lens makers who provided him with especially powerful telescopes. With such instruments Cassini was able to calculate the rotation rates of Jupiter and Mars accurately. (He gave Venus a shot, but it was harder.)

Even more impressively, Cassini accomplished a goal that had eluded Galileo by accurately describing the motions of the moons of Jupiter. It was Cassini’s work on Jupiter’s moons that allowed the Danish astronomer Olaus Rømer to measure the speed of light, establishing that light did not transit space instantaneously, as many (including Cassini) had believed.

Even before Rømer’s results, Cassini’s accomplishments made him famous enough to get offered a job in Paris. That job was actually a prime position with the new French Academy of Sciences, whose founders recruited savants from all over Europe to enhance the new academy’s prestige. So in 1669 Cassini moved to Paris. He didn’t fit in all that well; his French was sketchy and his authoritarian approach to things in general ticked some people off. But he eventually managed to develop a world-class astronomical observation program. He became a French citizen in 1673 and married the daughter of a French official wealthy enough to offer as part of the dowry a nice castle for a summer home. Cassini then forgot about his original plan to return to Italy and spent the rest of his life in France.

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Had his astronomical achievements ended with his departure from Italy, Cassini would have been an odd choice for the name of a spacecraft sent to study Saturn. But besides his administrative role at the French academy’s observatory, Cassini continued his own studies. And, having mastered Jupiter, he naturally moved on to Saturn. In 1671 he discovered Saturn’s moon Iapetus and found another, Rhea, the next year. Much later he detected the moons Tethys and Dione. He also thoroughly examined the disk around Saturn and discerned that it was not just one ring. He identified two prominent rings separated by a small gap — the thin black band between the two is now known as Cassini’s division. Cassini even guessed, more or less correctly, that the rings are made of small particles all orbiting Saturn in concert.

And so Cassini knew Saturn as intimately as anyone from his era, establishing sufficient Saturnian credentials to earn the honor of having a space probe named for him. Cassini the probe has now seen Saturn much more clearly than Cassini the man. But soon Cassini the probe will die and go blind; Cassini the man first went blind, two years before he died, in 1712.

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          SALE petite rustic silver and rainbow moonstone drop necklace by JewlLi   

23.00 USD

a pretty little faceted full briolette drop of rainbow moonstone (8.5mm) has been wrapped in sterling silver wire and hangs on a twisted sterling silver ring from a 17" lightweight silver cable chain with faceted 3mm rondelles of moonstone accenting the clasp. the silver has been oxidized and brushed for a rustic appearance. Now on sale for $23!

          Biyo-baxa degdega ah ee RAGGA xiliga GALMADA iyo sida loo daweeyo (Qormada caafimaadka)   
Waa maxay biyo-bax degdeg ah ee RAGGA xiliga galmadu socoto?

Biyo-bax degdeg ah ama waxa loo yaqaano caafimaad ahaan “Premature Ejaculation” loona soo gaabiyo “PE” waa xaalad ragga uu ku biyo-baxo muddo labo daqiiqo gudahood ah ama ka yar.

Ragga badankood waxay la kulmaan xaaladan ugu yaraan hal mar noloshooda, waxay kaloo daraasad la sameeyay sheegtay isku celcelis muddada ay ragga ku biyo-baxaan inay tahay 5 ilaa 6 daqiiqadood.

Waxaa klaoo jira qeexid kale oo oranaysa hadduu ninka biyo-baxo iyadoo weli xaaskiisa dhamaysan inuu qabo “PE”.

Howsha galmada waxay u baahantahay inuu jiro Rabitaan (Lipido), Kacsi (Arousal) iyo Biyo-bax (Orgasm), haddii saddexdaas mid la waayo hawlgab ayaa jira.

Maxaa keeno biyo-bax degdeg ah?

Biyo-baxa waxaa loo kala qeybiyaa labo marxaladooda oo kale ah:

1. Wejiga saarista biyaha (Emission) oo ah illaa ay ka soo gaadho ibta.
2. Wejiga ganista biyaha (Expulsion) oo ah wixii ka dambeeyo xaaladda kor ku xusan.

Biyo-baxa degdega ah haddii qofku isku arko isagoo awal fiicnaa waxaa loo yaqaanna “Secondary PE” laakiin haddii uu qabay ilaa intii uu ka qaangaaray waxaa loo yaqaannaa “Primary PE” waxayna ku kala duwanaanayaan daaweynta.

Waxaa la aaminsanyahay in sababaha keeno PE-da ay yihiin badanaa dhibaatooyin nafsaani ah oo ay ka mid tahay niyad-jabka, welwelka, cabsida iyo waxyaabo kale.

Waxaa kaloo keeni kara dhibaato maskaxeed, isbedel heerka hormoonada, dhibaatooyinka prostaytka, cudurro dhaxal ah iyo daawooyinka qaar.

Si loo ogaado waxa keenay dhibaatadan waxa loo baahanyahay in qofka laga qaado warbixin buuxda oo taabanaysa qaybaha noloshiisa sidaa awgeed, waxaa habboon in aad u tagto dhakhtar.

Sidee loo daaweeyaa xaaladdan?

Daaweynta waxaa loo kala qaadaa 3 nooc oo kala ah:

1- In la daaweeyo haddii ay jiraan cudurro kale oo keeni karo xaaladdaan (Tusaale: heerka cunsurka magniisiyamka oo ku yaraada qofka)

2- Tababar nafsaani ah: tababarka waxaa lagu dheeraayaa mudada biyo-baxa iyadoo la isku dayo in la joojiyo dibna loo bilaabi karo galmada dhawr jeer ama tababar lagu magacaabo “Kegel Excercise” oo lagu xoojiyo muryada miskaha si qofku awood ugu yeesho inuu kontorooli karo murqyadiisa.

3- Daawooyin la qaato: waxaa ka mid ah daawooyinka dheereeya mudada biyo-baxa “SSRIs” waana daawo ah lidka-diiqada iyo welwelka.

Waxa kale oo jira bamaato kabuubiso (Lidocaine) ah oo la marsado taasoo keento in dareenka uu yaraado sidaasna ay ku dheeraato muddada.

F.G: waxaa dhici karta in aad aragto ama maqashid daawooyin iyo waxyaabo kale oo tiro badan oo la xayaysiinayo oo la leeyahay waxaa lagu daaweeyaa xaladahan iyo wixii la mid ah, balse adiga oo aan la tashan dhakhtar aqoon u leh xaaladaada, ha isticmaalin maxaa yeelay waxay keeni karaan dhibatooyin hor leh.

Waxaa kaloo muhiim ah in aad ogaato dhibaato kale oo ka gaar ah xaaladdan taasi oo ah kacsi la’aanta oo iyaduna ah mushkilad kale oo keento hawlgabka galmada.

          Malabka iyo Galmada: Miraha Galmada U Fiican.   
Waxtarka malabka uu leeyahay ayaa waxay yihiin kuwa aad u fara bdan. Malabka ayaa waxaa uu u fiican yahaya wasmada. Waxaa si dhaqan ahaan loo isticmalaa inuu daaweeyo kasci la’aanta, dareemaha la’aanta/yaraadaan iyo galmada kaa soo yaraato.

Malabka iyo Galmada 

Galmada ninka iyo naagtaba ayuu aad ugu fiican yahay. Wuxuu kaalmeyaa kacsiga, awooda wasmada iyo xiisada galmada. Waxaa u kordhiyaa adkaanta guska amd dikirka.

Haddii aad hal tiiro aad markasta aad qashid oo dhaqsi. Waxaa isticmashaa malab si aad xiisahaada iyo awoodaada u kordhisid.

Wasmada Malabka

Waxaa dhici karto in ay shahwada ay si dhaqsi ah kaa imaado. Haddii aad qabtid dhibaatooyinkaas waxaa markasta daaimtaa malabka.

Malabka yaa waxaa loo isticmaalaa siyaabo kala duwan si uu kuu kaalmeeyo xagga wasmada. Wasmada macaanka ayaa waxaa laga helaa labada isqabta in ay wax iku dareemaan.Galmada dabada

Wasmada waa in qancis lahataa. Waa in ay qaadataa wakhti sii aad ugu raahaystid oo farxad aad ugu heshid.

Tani waxaa lagu heli karaa adoo isticmaalaysid malabka iyo, khudaar iyo miro kale.

Khudaarat U fiican galmada 

Haddaba malabka ayaa waxaa uu ka mid yahay cunnda aadka u kaalmeeya galmada ninka iyo naagta.

Haddii aad doonayso in aad si fiicaan aad u galmooto ama aad rabto in oo galmada ay waqti ku sii qaadato. Waxaad istocmaashaa malabka.

Galmada iyo malabka 

Malabka waxaa uu kordhiyaa awooda wasmada. Waxaa uu kuu dheereyaa saacadaha aad galmoon lahayd.

Wuxuu u fiican yahay nink iyo naagta labadaba. Wuxuu kuu yeelaya awood aad ku sii wadid wasmada.  Malabka ayaa waxaa uu ka mid yahay cuntada tamarta dadka u yeesha.

Malabka waxaa aad u isticmaali kartaa adoo shaaha ku darsanayso, ama sidiisa aaan ku isticmaalisid.

Haddii oo kacsiga kugu yaryahay ama aad shaqada sariirta ama galmada aad yareysid. Malabka ayaa kuu ah mid oo kuu fiican oo kaalmo galmada u leh.

Wasmada Malabka

Waxaa kaloo u isticmaali kartaa adigoo caano ku qasaayo kadibna waxaa cabtaa marka aad wareega koowaad aad dhamaysatid. Waxaad kaloo cabi kartaa caanaha malabka ku qasan ka hor inta aadan galtoomin.

Miraha Galamda u fiican

Waxaa uu sifeeyaa dhiiga kasoo kordhiya shaqada dhiiga kasoo kalmeeya adkaanta guska ama dikirka. Malabka ayaa sidoo kale adkeeyaa dikirka ama guska sii uu si fiican u galtoomo. Waxaana kuu yeelayaa tiiro dheer dheer. Waxaana kuu ogolanayaa in aad dhowr jeer aad galmootid.

          An Idea To Help Avoid Shortcode Conflicts In Plugins   
Mark Jaquith recently performed a scan on a local copy of the WordPress plugin respository and was able to generate a list of basic quoted string shortcodes within the plugins. The list looks like it could go to the moon and back with some funky looking shortcodes that are not (more...)
          Trump warnt Nordkorea: "Geduld ist vorbei"   
US-Präsident Donald Trump hat erneut eine scharfe Warnung an Nordkorea gerichtet. Die Geduld mit Pjöngjang "ist vorbei", sagte Trump am Freitag in Washington bei einem Treffen mit dem neuen südkoreanischen Staatschef Moon Jae In über das nordkoreanische Atom- und Raketenprogramm. Die USA bereiteten demnach mit ihren Verbündeten neue diplomatische und wirtschaftliche Maßnahmen gegen die nordkoreanische "Bedrohung" vor.
          Moona: Creating A Space for Change   
          My Experience with   

This year, I decided that my holiday bonus check would go to a great watch. I’ve been noticing a lot of my coworkers have really sharp and professional watches, and I would love to be able to tell the time during meetings without looking like I am checking my cell phone. I only have a plastic running watch, which is great for the trails, but less so for the office. This winter, I started to do some research about watches to see how much they would cost and what I could find in my price range. I asked some of my coworkers where they had gotten their watches, and I got a variety of responses from small jewelers to department stores. I check them all out but found the prices a bit high. Then, my brother recommended  When he told me the deal he had gotten on a watch for his girlfriend’s birthday earlier this month, I was really impressed.
I went to and it turns out they had just the watch I had been eyeing in GQ! I also looked at the used watches on their web site. They had some really good classic options in great shape, but I decided to go with a new watch. I was a little nervous about making such a big purchase online, so I chatted with a customer service agent. She reassured me that has a great return policy, and you can send anything back in 45 days as long as it is not used. Everything they sell is also under warranty. I felt reassured and ordered the watch. It came really quickly, and I love wearing it around the office! It looks great and I know it will last a long time. I’d highly recommend Watches-and-diamonds.comto anyone looking for a new watch at a great price.
          How Scouts Select Watches has a huge selection of over 1,000 new watches from 35 designers. It has certain classic watches that are always available, but much of its inventory also shifts depending on trends and what is available from watchmakers. They have watches at a range of prices, and you can find pieces from the most classic to the most avant-garde. You can see the entire collection of men’s and women’s watches at Shlomo Lustig, President of, is in charge of the company’s collection. He travels the world looking at promising new designs and selecting pieces for sale on the website. 

However, he can’t choose all of the pieces himself, since he is often needed at the main office in Birmingham, UK, or its sister office in Dallas, Texas. When he can’t travel personally, Shlomo Lustig relies on trained scouts to make recommendations for which watches should purchase for resale.

How do the scouts select new watches? They start by reading up on the year’s fashion trends, particularly as they relate to jewelry. It is important for scouts to anticipate what customers will be looking for as they shop. Then, they visit watchmakers. They have established relationships with some major brands, but they also look for smaller manufacturers who might have a great product with less exposure. For example, they often visit small watch shops in Switzerland to look for watches that they could help market to an international audience. When scouts find a piece that is appealing in terms of style, they consider value and quality. They only purchase watches that will last for several years, because they know that their customers want a high-quality watch. scouts are also trained in pricing watches, so they know when a watch is priced correctly.

 Helps Clients Choose Gifts   

Picking out a birthday, graduation, or holiday gift can be daunting. With so many options, it can really be difficult to know which gift will be best for your loved one. Storeowners, particularly in jewelry stores, are used to frazzled customers who want to get a great gift at a great price, but don’t know where to start. The help of a skilled salesperson can make a big difference when you need to select a gift. Now, online retailers like are working to match the same service that you can find with a brick and mortar store. Watches-and-diamondsis an example of a company that has helped thousands of customers buy the gifts they need without ever having a brick and mortar store. Online, you can view a wide variety of options at the same time, instead of having to go from store to   store. You can also get the item shipped directly to your home, and online prices are often lower than prices in stores. Now, you can even get the same amount of help selecting gifts as you could in a store.

No matter what kind of gift you need, watches-and-diamondscan help. They often run special promotions around holidays like Valentine’s Day, so there is often a quick selection of popular options online. If you need personalized help, just call a customer service agent or chat with one online! Even if you’re not sure what you need, the customer service representatives are very used to people calling for advice. They will ask a few questions about what you need, and then make recommendations that you can look at on the web site while you chat with the customer service agents. even offers a 45-day return period. In case your gift isn’t exactly what you or your loved one had hoped for, just return it to for a full refund or for another item. Turn to  for your next big gift purchase. Happy shopping!

          "We're All A 'Walking Illinois' Now"   

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via,

Who needs Russia when the Tweety-Bird-in-Chief is hacking his own presidency into a global joke? Or at least it might be a joke if the USA weren’t such a menace to international order, and to itself, by the way. Interestingly, the 25th amendment allows for the removal of a president from office on account of incompetence or disability, but not for being an embarrassment to the nation.

They may come after him anyway with the 25th, especially as the financial system unravels later this year, because this time, unlike 2008-9, central bank interventions will not avail to rescue the faltering money system from nine years of previous central bank interventions. All it takes is for the “liquidity” flows to seize up and before you know it, there’s no food in the supermarkets because everything in our just-in-time economy is exquisitely calibrated to the sure expectation of getting paid, and when that goes, it all goes.

Then the question arises: well, can’t you just re-start the liquidity flows? Not when the process requires another abracadabra magic act of summoning X-trillions of dollars out of absolutely nothing when the previous X-trillions created out of absolutely nothing are rushing at warp speed into the black hole of deleveraging because it has been discovered that the “loans” they were based on can never be paid back, not in this universe or any number of universes like it. In a word, they’re worthless.

Deleveraging is the polite term economists give to your net worth rapidly evaporating. Liquidity is the polite term for cash money and things denominated in them that can readily be converted into cash money. The problem with the kind of liquidity-creation solution to deleveraging is that it rapidly leads to money itself becoming worthless.

The preview of coming attractions is currently playing out in Illinois — soon to be joined by Connecticut, California, Kentucky, and many other bankrupt states. Illinois is dead broke. It can’t pay the contractors who fix things like roads and storm drains, and supply food to its prisons. It’s over $200-billion deep in pension obligations that will never be honored. Its Medicaid system is a shambles. It doesn’t even have the cash-on-hand to pay lottery winners (what happened to all the cash paid into the lottery by the suckers who didn’t win, which is supposed to pay off the winners?). The state legislature hasn’t passed a budget in three years.

The governor and the mayor of Chicago and everybody else nominally in charge have no idea what they’re going to do about it. Think the federal government is going to just step in and save the day there? They’d have to bail out every other foundering state and that’s just not going to happen, especially with that same federal government about to run out of cash money itself, with no resolution of the debt ceiling controversy that might allow it to even pretend to borrow more money by issuing treasury bonds that are instantly bought by the Federal Reserve — which, of course, is not an official government agency but a private banking consortium contracted to manage the nation’s money.

Do you begin to see the outlines of the clusterfuck rising like a bad moon over the harvest season of 2017? The American people, by and large, have no more idea how false and fragile the financial arrangements of the nation are than the average eight-year-old has about why the re-po squad is towing away Daddy’s Ford-F150. We’re just doing what we always do: gittin’ our summer on. Breaking out the potato salad and the Bud Lites — at least those who have enough mojo left in their MasterCards to charge the party supplies.

An awful lot of Americans must be maxed out, though, people who actually used to work at things and get paid for it. Each one of them is a walking Illinois now, facing each dawning day with a bigger load of problems, more things they can’t pay for, and moving closer to the dreadful day when everything is gone, every chattel, every knickknack, the very roof over their head, and most particularly the belief that they live in a fair and decent society.

So, I wonder what we’re going to do with a Tweety-Bird-in-Chief in the White House when this deal goes down. Stresses and tensions are out there a’buildin’ and the time for being a nation of feckless idiots is drawing to a close. The sad thing is: it wasn’t even fun while it lasted.

          The Serpent   
JPGby K.A.H. © 2001:
The black dragon, the great serpent that encircles the world holding the sun and the moon, with the planets entwined in his tail and his wings enfolding the night in stars. Original was done with enamels and watercolors.

JPGby KAHD © 04-06-2007:
A furry little creature is hard at work distilling moonshine with a complex lens based contraption. Somewhat steampunk squirrel-like artificer.

          Japan wants to put a man on the moon   
Japan plans to put a man on the moon around 2030, according to a new proposal by the government's Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. It is the first time JAXA has revealed an intention to send Japanese astronauts beyond the International…
JPGby KAHD © 07-10-2013:
Stealing the moon. Be careful when snatching a heavenly pearl, the dragon may be watching?

JPGby KAHD © 06-17-2008:
An elf drawing a magic bow out of moonbeams and flowers. (faerie)

          Moon Stone Ring in 18k gold setting: For Sale $ 500.00   
Unblemished "bullet" Moon Stone in 18k gold filagree setting.
          On This Day in Math - June 30   

You know we all became mathematicians for the same reason: 
we were lazy. 
Max Rosenlicht

The 181st day of the year; 181 is the 9th palindromic prime number.

and the 181-digit palindromic number made up of all 7's except for the center being 181 (7777...7718177...77777) is a palindromic prime with a palindromic prime decimal length.

181 is the both the difference and the sum of consecutive squares:
\( 181 = 91^2 – 90^2 = 9^2 + 10^2 \)

 Every natural number greater than 181 can be written as sum of cubes of the first two primes. (students might be asked to find all examples of numbers less than 181 that can be written in this fashion, such as 35= 23 + 33)

1686 The Royal Society made the decision to publish De Historia Piscium, a lavishly-illustrated history of fishes by John Ray and Francis Willughby. The books was beautiful, but turned out to be such a poor seller that the Society almost went bankrupt. At one point Edmond Halley's salary could not be paid during the same period when he was trying to get Newton to complete his epic masterpiece, The Principia. Fortunately for science, Halley accepted a deal for something like one-hundred copies of the fish book, and then mostly funded the publication of Newton's classic himself over the next year. I don't know if Halley ever managed to sell any of the De Historia Piscium that he took in lieu of salary. *PB old notes.

1737 John Harrison, after positive results on the test of his first sea-clock, receives the first money awarded by the Board of Longitude (23 years after the Act to create the Board). Harrison received 500 Pounds, 250 Pounds to be paid immediately, and another 250 Pounds after completing a second clock that passes testing at sea. *Derek Howse, Britain's Board of Longitude: The Finances 1714-1828

1742 Euler replied (see June 7 post) in a letter dated 30 June 1742, and reminded Goldbach of an earlier conversation they had (" Ew vormals mit mir communicirt haben.."), in which Goldbach remarked his original (and not marginal) conjecture followed from the following statement, “Every even integer greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes,” which is thus also a conjecture of Goldbach. In the letter dated 30 June 1742, Euler stated:“Dass ... ein jeder numerus par eine summa duorum primorum sey, halte ich für ein ganz gewisses theorema, ungeachtet ich dasselbe necht demonstriren kann.” ("every even integer is a sum of two primes. I regard this as a completely certain theorem, although I cannot prove it.")*Wik
As of this date, no one else has proved it either. It is one of the oldest open questions in mathematics.

1812 Congress authorized the President of the US to issue interest bearing Treasury Notes for the first time in history.  The interest was fixed at "five and two-fifths per centum a year."  *Kane, Famous First Facts (students might calculate the present value of a $100 investment on that date compounded to the present)

1808 Humphry Davy announced he had separated the element boron. However, working independently, French chemist, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac had announced* the same accomplishment nine days ealier, on 21 Jun 1808.  *TIS

1860 Oxford evolution debate took place at the Oxford University Museum on 30 June 1860, seven months after the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Several prominent British scientists and philosophers participated, including Thomas Henry Huxley, Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, Benjamin Brodie, Joseph Dalton Hooker and Robert FitzRoy.
The debate is best remembered today for a heated exchange in which Wilberforce supposedly asked Huxley whether it was through his grandfather or his grandmother that he claimed his descent from a monkey. Huxley is said to have replied that he would not be ashamed to have a monkey for his ancestor, but he would be ashamed to be connected with a man who used his great gifts to obscure the truth *Wik

1894 Tower Bridge opens, In 1886, the foundation stone of the Tower Bridge in London, England was laid (over a time capsule) by the Prince of Wales. The need to cross the River Thames at this point had become increasingly urgent for many years, and finally the necessary Act was passed in 1885. The bridge, designed by Mr. Wolfe Barry, CB, was completed at a cost of about £1,000,000. To permit the passage of tall ships between the towers, two bascule spans, each of 100-ft length, are raised. The side spans to the towers are of the more familiar suspension type. Pedestrians can traverse a high-level footway nearly at the top of the towers, even when the bridge is raised. It was officially opened 30 Jun 1894, by the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, on behalf of Queen *TIS

1905 Albert Einstein's paper, "On the electrodynamics of moving bodies" (special relativity) is received at the Journal Annalen der Physik.
"Einstein develops the special theory of relativity in this paper. His concern, as he makes clear in the introduction, is that then current electrodynamics harbors a state of rest, the ether state of rest, and the theory gives very different accounts of electrodynamic processes at rest or moving in the ether. But experiments in electrodynamics and optic have provided no way to determine which is the ether state of rest of all inertial state of motion. Einstein shows that Maxwell-Lorentz electrodynamics has in fact always obeyed a principle of relativity of inertial motion. We just failed to notice it since we tacitly thought that space and time had Newtonian properties, not those of special relativity. " *John D Norton, Einstein, 1905,

1908 A Comet(?) explodes above Tunguska, Siberia. *VFR In 1908, at around 7:15 am, northwest of Lake Baikal, Russia, a huge fireball nearly as bright as the Sun was seen crossing the sky. Minutes later, there was a huge flash and a shock wave felt up to 650 km (400 mi) away. Over Tunguska, a meteorite over 50-m diameter, travelling at over 25 km per second (60,000 mph) penetrated Earth's atmosphere, heated to about 10,000 ºC and detonated 6 to10 km above the ground. The blast released the energy of 10-50 Megatons of TNT, destroying 2,200 sq km of forest leaving no trace of life. The Tunguska rock came out of the Taurid Meteor storm that crosses Earth's orbit twice a year. The first scientific expedition for which records survive was made by Russian mineralogist Leonid Kulik in 1927. *TIS

1945 The first distribution of John von Neumann's First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC, containing the first published description of the logical design of a computer with stored-program and instruction data stored in the same address space within the memory (von Neumann architecture)*Wik

1946 ENIAC formally accepted by the government. See 2 October 1955*VFR

In 1948, the transistor was demonstrated by its inventors, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, scientists at the Bell Telephone Laboratory in Murray Hill, NJ.* It was a simple, tiny device utilizing the electronic semiconducting properties of a germanium wafer. The transistor represented a significant advance in technology. As it was developed over the next few years, it was incorporated into electronic equipment as a functional replacment for the vacuum tube. Such use of transistors provided great savings in space and electrical power consumption. This made possible the small portable, battery-powered transistor radios which were sold to the public by late 1954.*TIS

1954 Solar eclipse in Britain. The about 3 minutes totality was visible in the Faroes and the southern line was crossing the northernmost Shetland. Many people in England do remember this eclipse and is often mistaken as total for those who saw a large partial eclipse. The eclipse track traveled across Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Byelorussia, and Russia. *NSEC

1955 Sperry Rand formed. In 1955 Sperry acquired Remington Rand and renamed itself Sperry Rand. Acquiring then Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and Engineering Research Associates along with Remington Rand, the company developed the successful UNIVAC computer series and signed a valuable cross-licensing deal with IBM. *Wik

1972 The International Time Bureau adds the first leap second to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). *Wik

A group of scientist boarded a prototype French Concorde airplane to chase a solar eclipse. The eclipse promised a luxurious view if you stood at the right place on the planet: a maximum of 7 minutes and 4 seconds as the moon passed over the Sahara Desert. It would be just 28 seconds short of the longest possible eclipse viewable from Earth; in the preceding several hundred years, there had only been one eclipse longer than this one, and there would not be a longer total solar eclipse until June 2150. Not satisfied with one of the longest eclpises in recent history, the group managed to negotiate a viewing flight on the still in testing Concorde. Closing in at maximum velocity, Concorde would swoop down from the north and intercept the shadow of the moon over northwest Africa. Traveling together at almost the same speed, Concorde would essentially race the solar eclipse across the surface of the planet, giving astronomers an unprecedented opportunity to study the various phenomena made possible by an eclipse. In one flight, Concorde had given astronomers more eclipse observing time than all the previous expeditions last century—generating three articles in Nature and a wealth of new data. *Motherboard

2011 Mr Ballew finally hung up his spurs and rode off into the sunset with his sweetheart, Jeannie.

2015 A Leap second is added to the clock in the last second before 8pm, so there will be a minute with 61 seconds. Between 1972 and 2012, a leap second has been inserted about every 18 months, on average. However, the spacing is quite irregular and apparently increasing: there were no leap seconds in the seven-year interval between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2005, but there were nine leap seconds in the eight years 1972–1979. *Wik


1748  Dominique Cassini (30 June 1748 – 18 October 1845)  was a French mathematician and surveyor who worked on his father's map of France.  He was the son of César-François Cassini de Thury and was born at the Paris Observatory. In 1784 he succeeded his father as director of the observatory; but his plans for its restoration and re-equipment were wrecked in 1793 by the animosity of the National Assembly. His position having become intolerable, he resigned on September 6, and was thrown into prison in 1794, but released after seven months. He then withdrew to Thury, where he died fifty-one years later.
He published in 1770 an account of a voyage to America in 1768, undertaken as the commissary of the French Academy of Sciences with a view to testing Pierre Le Roy’s watches at sea. A memoir in which he described the operations superintended by him in 1787 for connecting the observatories of Paris and Greenwich by longitude-determinations appeared in 1791. He visited England for the purposes of the work, and saw William Herschel at Slough. He completed his father’s map of France, which was published by the Academy of Sciences in 1793. It served as the basis for the Atlas National (1791), showing France in departments.
Cassini’s Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire de l’observatoire de Paris (1810) embodied portions of an extensive work, the prospectus of which he had submitted to the Academy of Sciences in 1774. The volume included his Eloges of several academicians, and the autobiography of his great-grandfather, Giovanni Cassini.*Wik

1791  Félix Savart (June 30, 1791, Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes – March 16, 1841, Paris) became a professor at Collège de France in 1836 and was the co-originator of the Biot-Savart Law, along with Jean-Baptiste Biot. Together, they worked on the theory of magnetism and electrical currents. Their law was developed about 1820. The Biot-Savart Law relates magnetic fields to the currents which are their sources. Félix Savart also studied acoustics. He developed the Savart wheel which produces sound at specific graduated frequencies using rotating disks.
Félix Savart is the namesake of the unit of measurement for musical intervals, the savart, though it was actually invented by Joseph Sauveur.*Wik

1856 Cargill Knott (June 30, 1856 – October 26, 1922) born. He graduated from Edinburgh University and was then an assistant in the Physics department. With Barclay and Fraser he was one of the writers who originally proposed the founding of the EMS. He went to the Imperial University in Tokyo as Professor. He returned to a lectureship in Edinburgh and eventually became a Reader in Applied Mathematics. He became Secretary and Treasurer of the EMS in 1883 and President in 1893 and 1918.*SAU

1880 Birthdate of Rudolf Fueter (30 June 1880 in Basel; 9 August 1950 in Brunnen) who worked with functions with non-commutative variables and also in number theory. *SAU


1660 William Oughtred, (5 March 1575 – 30 June 1660) inventor of the slide rule (1621) and a staunch royalist, died in a transport of joy on hearing the news of the restoration of Charles II. Augustus De Morgan later remarked, “It should be added, by way of excuse, that he was eighty-six years old.” *VFR an Episcopal minister who invented the earliest form of the slide rule, two identical linear or circular logarithmic scales held together and adjusted by hand. Improvements involving the familiar inner rule with tongue-in-groove linear construction came later. He introduced the familiar multiplication sign x in a 1631 textbook, along with the first use of the abbreviations sin, cos and tan.*TIS

1919 John William Strutt 3rd Baron of Rayleigh (of Terling Place)(12 November 1842 – 30 June 1919) was an English physical scientist who made fundamental discoveries in the fields of acoustics and optics that are basic to the theory of wave propagation in fluids. He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904 for his investigations into the densities of the most important gases and his successful isolation of argon, an inert atmospheric gas.*TIS

*CHM=Computer History Museum
*FFF=Kane, Famous First Facts
*NSEC= NASA Solar Eclipse Calendar
*RMAT= The Renaissance Mathematicus, Thony Christie
*SAU=St Andrews Univ. Math History
*TIA = Today in Astronomy
*TIS= Today in Science History
*VFR = V Frederick Rickey, USMA
*Wik = Wikipedia
          Despite rumors, soccer superstar not denied Catholic wedding   

Lima, Peru, Jun 30, 2017 / 05:05 pm (CNA).- An Argentine diocesan official has clarified that the local archbishop did not deny a sacramental Catholic wedding to Argentinian soccer player Lionel “Leo” Messi and his girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo.
Rather, the archbishop forbid that a Catholic wedding for the couple be celebrated in a casino chapel, per Church norms.
Some reports about the couple’s wedding, such as those from the international sports media company AS, had claimed that “The Archbishop forbids Messi and Antonella to marry in the Church.”
However, the Episcopal Delegate of Communication for the Archdiocese of Rosario, Fr. Rubén Bellante, told CNA that “neither the family of Messi nor the bride asked for a place in any parish in the city of Rosario, nor in the Cathedral either.”
“At no time did Archbishop Eduardo Eliseo Martín deny the possibility of the Sacrament of Marriage,” he said.
Messi, star of Barcelona FC soccer team and one of the best players in the world, had a civil marriage ceremony at the City Center Casino Complex, south of Rosario, Argentina on June 30 with 260 guests. The wedding was attended by well-known soccer figures and celebrities (such as Shakira) from various parts of the world.
Messi met Antonella when he was just 5 years old, but officially their relationship started in 2008. The couple has two children: Thiago, age 4, and Mateo, age 1.
The archbishop intervened in the Messi’s wedding only when he was made aware that the couple was planning to construct a chapel in a casino and to have a priest facilitate the ceremony, Fr. Bellante said.
The Archbishop banned the priest from facilitating a marriage at the casino. This is in keeping with Church tradition, as it is rare for the Church to approve requests for a Catholic marriage ceremony outside of a Catholic church.
Fr. Bellante added that Archbishop Martin suggested that a sacramental marriage for Messi may have been possible in a private house, if such a thing had been requested and were necessary for reasons such as security.
However, Messi himself never made requests to any parish in the archdiocese for a sacramental marriage, the priest said.
Fr. Bellante added that Archbishop Martín “would be happy” to provide Messi with the Sacrament of Marriage if it were requested and held in an approved place.
“(T)he doors remain open and the truth is that the archbishop told me yesterday: If, when they return to Rosario next year for their vacations...want to receive the Sacrament of Marriage, it would be offered with pleasure,” he said.

          Live Thread: NBA Free Agency Midnight Madness 2017   
In just a few hours when the moon is out and the clock strikes twelve the madness of NBA Free Agency will once again descend upon the Land . In some places, though, the madness has already taken hold.
          Trump Scolds Press After They Knock Over A Lamp In The White House   
After the press pushed for positions and knocked over a lamp during a meeting between South Korean president Moon Jae-in and President Trump, Trump chastised them for their lack of decorum.
          Last night I had a dream that a $5 bill turned into $50 in my hand... I'm taking that as a good sign about tenfold blessings. And it's even better that I gave the $50 away to a waitress for her tip.

          Psychic World with Host John G. Sutton: Psychic World with John G. Sutton: Soulmates and Twin-Flames - Do you believe that there is in this world one true love for you that is your eternal 'soulmate'?   
GuestJohn G. Sutton and the amazing Countess Starella will be looking at the meaning of true love inviting you to call in to discuss this with them. John has been married for almost 44 years and says he found his 'Twin-Flame' lover at the age of twenty though he states that his wife Mary had known he was the one since she first saw him delivering her newspaper when he was just thirteen years of age. Countess Starella met her true love the Russian Count under a mystical, magical moon and says as s ...
          Psychic World with Host John G. Sutton: Psychic World with John G. Sutton: Haunted Cities - John and His Co-Host Countess Starella take a Look at Paranormal Phenomena in Two of the Worlds Most Haunted Cities   
GuestJohn will be discussing his personal experiences of ghosts and mysterious sightings in and around London the capital city of Great Britain. John will explain how he encountered a phantom he believes may have been the ghost of Jack The Ripper in Mitre Square the site of one horrible unsolved murder. Countess Starella is certain she met the earth bound phantom of a long dead Voodoo Priest as she walked through the moonlit streets of New Orleans one late November night. You are invited to call ...
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          [空中的鱼]:多图深度攻略--清迈治愈锦囊 [ 树屋篇 ] - POCO旅游社区(   

[空中的鱼]:多图深度攻略--清迈治愈锦囊 [ 树屋篇 ] - POCO旅游社区(

五月二十一日   树屋

五月刚迈入清迈雨季,雨滴说来便来,整个MOON HOUSE的二层瞬间满布雨纷和凉风

这里,是离清迈古城近70公里的 RabeangPasak Tree House Resort





订的时候,由于直接沟通,我还可以指定想要的房子,这点更是十分诱人。其实这里每一家都灰常吸引,而我又想要比较原生态的树屋,所以最后选了名字和环境一样很浪漫的MOON HOUSE 

对比MOON HOUSE,另外有部分是比较靠地面的,树屋感没那么强,包括Bamboo House和另外几个家庭套房,而外观也比较特色的有Tamarind House、Jackfruit House


由于树屋毕竟比较原生态,雨季时期的晚上会比较多小飞蛾等虫子。(尤其5月底时期,雨季刚来,白蚁群也会有点多)建议在太阳下山前,就陆续把门窗关好,把一些缝隙堵严,以免虫子看到灯光都飞进来了。而MOON HOUSE的房间是独立的,晚上其实还挺放心睡,但由于客厅和洗澡间都是开放式的,我这个怕虫子的人着实折腾了一小翻。


先看看 树屋

穿过公共区域,走过安静的小树丛,会看到附近一栋栋的树屋,左上角方向,便是MOON HOUSE位置

二层是客厅位置。但MOON HOUSE属于比较原生态设计的,所以客厅是木有窗户玻璃等。全通风,白天坐在二楼真的非常舒服,吹着清风,听到鸟儿横穿飞过。虽然雨季的时候,忽而下起的急雨让树屋里也满布雨滴,但是十分清爽,如果喜欢接近生态,真的真的无比推荐。



Tamarind House



Bamboo house

再看看 小动物


走几步就回头等我几步,我一边拍照她就一边跟了一路,嗔脚,扯裙子,抢雨伞都做齐了。最后还跟着我回家,把她关门外后,还自己从开放的窗沿蹦进来了(不得不感叹,MOON HOUSE就是她家,这丫头自出自入压根没管我两阿  哈哈)






在树屋这里的餐饮也非常有新鲜味,如果你有特别的需求,可以额外order沟通,不过我们非常随缘,除了让店家no spicy food外,都是随他们做主。

我们到达的第一天晚餐,只说了是FOR 2位, 后来吃的时候,有看到隔壁一对外国人couple,他们吃的和我们完全不一样,真的很有惊喜感。


晚饭吃到尾声的时候,因为开始天黑了,灯光惹了好多虫子飞过来,吓死我了 >_<   当时由于反应太大,还惹隔壁外国人笑了,超级不好意思。不过也因为这个机缘巧合,才知道,moon这只小猫,居然超级爱吃虫子!当时虫子满天飞的时候,她就开始兴奋了,跳到木扶手上狂抓狂咬。

晚饭吃到尾声的时候,因为开始天黑了,灯光惹了好多虫子飞过来,吓死我了 >_<   当时由于反应太大,还惹隔壁外国人笑了,超级不好意思。不过也因为这个机缘巧合,才知道,moon这只小猫,居然超级爱吃虫子!当时虫子满天飞的时候,她就开始兴奋了,跳到木扶手上狂抓狂咬。





很喜欢白天的阳光  新的开始感,小狗还跟着我们也玩了一路,感觉像自己带它来旅行似的


如果有闲暇的时光,拿上一本书,在这里慢慢的感受时间和日光变换,真的是非常美好的一件事情。离开之前,看到还有一家新的树屋正在建,2-3个月,就已经可以又多一个住的选择了,下一次再来,我想我会呆更多天,然后静静地在这里画画看书听叶落 :)


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每间树屋根据大小房间数价格有所不同,我订的MOON HOUSE是RMB 300+(含早餐),具体价格建议根据最新情况咨询,整体价格不算贵。
Breakfast: 150 baht/person (约30元RMB)约8-10am
Lunch: 150 baht/person,约11am-1pm
Dinner: 300 baht/person,6:30pm起
Shuttle rate@450 baht/person/one-way (最多 2个乘客)
Shuttle rate@950 baht/group of two /one-way.
Shuttle rate@1150 baht/group of three /one-way.
Add Airport pick up/drop off fee@250baht/group.
150 baht/person. (Length of tour 2-3 hours)


您还可以看看其POCO他作品哦: 旅行


          Donald Trump diz que 'paciência estratégica' com Coreia do Norte terminou   
Presidente americano fez declaração durante encontro com o líder da Coreia do Sul, Moon Jae-in
          Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon arrives on Switch, PS4, and Steam this October   
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Moon Boots – Keep The Faith feat. Nic Hanson Yasmeen – Half Of Me Kasbo – Lay It On Me (Feat. Keiynan Lonsdale)
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          Major and the Monbacks - Moonlight Anthems   
 Album type: Album
 Album language: English
 Released: 2017 year
 Tracks: 12
 Price: $1.44
 Total size: 109.67 Mb
 Bitrate: Constant, 256/320 kbps!
 Genres: 'Pop Rock'
 Artist: Major and the Monbacks

          ‘Okja’ – Movie Poster and Trailer   
Watch the trailer of the highly-anticipated movie “Okja.” The film boasts of an ensemble of Korean and American stars like Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Ahn Seo-hyun, Byun Hee-bong, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Yoon Je-moon, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Devon Bostick, Choi Woo-shik, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Gist: a young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja. “Okja” is now streaming online. Check out the trailer below:
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          Pokémon Sun and Moon igrače očekuje pet besplatnih bonusa   
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          The Mythical Man Moth   
As if rot and verdure weren't enough,
I then became the mythical man moth,
and I fluttered around, that summer, not moon,
but incandescent after incandescent,
each mellifluous orbs in the warm night,
each thrumming with the wings of my cohorts,
all in paroxysm for those faux-moons,
encased in glass, or perspex, and humming
with their own dead, but electric, heartbeat.
          Moon Jae-in, Mika Brzezinski, Jay-Z: Your Friday Evening Briefing - New York Times   

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Moon Jae-in, Mika Brzezinski, Jay-Z: Your Friday Evening Briefing
New York Times
1. President Trump, who previously rejected a proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act before coming up with a replacement, suggested doing just that on Twitter. But such a repeal could have even more trouble clearing the Senate than the current effort.
Trump just slammed one of America's close alliesWashington Post
President Trump delivers tough trade talk during South Korea summitLos Angeles Times
Trump and Moon must unite to send a tough message to North KoreaThe Hill (blog)
Miami Herald -U.S. News & World Report -Reuters -The Weekly Standard
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          Horoscopes - July 2017   
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 19
A hostage situation, or maybe you have locked yourself out again, is in prospect this month.

Praying to the sun, and barking at the moon, will continue to be problematic at times, especially when it is cloudy and you aren't sure where the moon is at night. Remember that perseverance is generally the curse of those who have nothing else to do whose only hope is that something might eventually turn up.

This month your destiny is too busy mourning to bother.
          How I Became Woke AF By Spending 6 Months Meaning to See Moonlight   
For months, when my less-woke family and friends talk about movies, I proudly declare that I've been meaning to see Moonlight and actually want to see it really badly.
          COOK/CHEF - The Full Moon Tavern - Kincaid, SK   
Food Safe Certificate. Prepare dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerances. Prepare and cook full course meals. Full course meals....
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          Freelance Programming without a Marketing Presence   

Happy Friday, everyone.  I’ve had no shortage of questions about freelance programming and consulting since I started reader question Fridays.  I’ve talked about speaking to buyers and about moonlighting, among other things.  And in all of these posts, I bang the drum for building a marketing presence over the course of time.  But today’s reader question […]

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          Trump og Moon møter pressen    
Trump og Sør-Koreas president Moon Jae-in
          Diskuterte Nord-Korea og handel   
President Donald Trump og Sør-Koreas nye president Moon Jae-in diskuterte Nord-Korea og en ny handelsavtale mellom landene da de møttes i Det hvite hus torsdag kveld.
          President Trump delivers tough trade talk during South Korea summit   
President Trump opened his meeting Friday with newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in with tough trade talk, announcing he is renegotiating a 5-year-old trade deal between their two countries that was a joint legacy of Presidents George W. Bush and Obama.

Yet it was unclear from his and... Reported by L.A. Times 23 seconds ago.
          Harvest Moon DS - Nintendo DS   

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          Trump amenaza: "se acabó la paciencia con Corea del Norte"   

El presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump, insistió este viernes en que la era de la "paciencia estratégica" con Corea del Norte se ha acabado y destacó la necesidad de una "respuesta decidida" al "brutal" régimen norcoreano. Pero Trump no aclaró si busca ampliar las sanciones a Pyongyang. "Estamos trabajando de cerca con Corea del Sur y Japón en una serie de medidas diplomáticas, de seguridad y económicas para proteger a nuestros aliados y ciudadanos de esa amenaza llamada Corea del Norte", dijo Trump a la prensa, después de reunirse con el presidente surcoreano, Moon Jae-in.

EE.UU. sanciona a banco chino por negocios con Corea del Norte. "Estados Unidos llama a otros poderes regionales a unirse a nosotros en la  implementación de las sanciones ya existentes y en exigir que Corea del Norte elija un camino diferente y lo haga rápidamente", subrayó Trump desde la Rosaleda de la Casa Blanca. Trump insistió en que el "temerario y brutal régimen" norcoreano y sus programas nucleares y balísticos "merecen una respuesta decidida". Ese régimen "no tiene consideración por la seguridad de su pueblo y sus vecinos y no tiene respeto por la vida humana", subrayó Trump, que calificó de "aberración" la muerte de Otto Warmbier, un joven estadounidense que fue liberado este mes en estado comatoso tras 17 meses detenido en Corea del Norte y que falleció seis días después.

Llamado a volver a la mesa de negociaciones. "La era de paciencia estratégica con el régimen norcoreano ha fracasado, y francamente, esa paciencia se agotó", dijo Trump, recuperando una frase que ha expresado ya varias veces. "Nuestro objetivo es la paz, estabilidad y prosperidad para la región, pero Estados Unidos siempre se defenderá", alertó.

Por su parte, Moon, un líder progresista que llegó al poder en mayo con una voluntad de acercamiento con el Norte, se mostró firme con Pyongyang, al considerar que su "amenaza nuclear y balística" es "el mayor reto" que enfrentan Corea del Sur y Estados Unidos. "Las amenazas y provocaciones del norte se toparán con una severa respuesta" de Seúl y Washington, advirtió Moon.

Aseguró que había acordado con Trump convertir ese tema en una "alta prioridad" y "coordinar de cerca" sus respectivas respuestas, mediante una combinación de "sanciones y diálogo en una estrategia con varias fases". "Corea del Norte no debería en ningún momento subestimar el firme compromiso de Corea del Sur y de Estados Unidos con esto", subrayó. Moon también urgió a Pyongyang a "volver a la mesa negociadora para la desnuclearización de la península coreana", algo que debería hacerse "sin concesiones".

Duras palabras de Donald Trump contra Corea del Norte tras el encuentro en la Casa Blanca del presidente estadounidense con su homónimo surcoreano, Moon Jae-in.
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"La era de paciencia estratégica con el régimen norcoreano ha fracasado, y francamente, esa paciencia se agotó", dijo Trump, recuperando una frase que ha expresado ya varias veces.
Por su parte, Moon, un líder progresista que llegó al poder en mayo con una voluntad de acercamiento con el Norte, se mostró firme con Pyongyang, al considerar que su "amenaza nuclear y balística" es "el mayor reto" que enfrentan Corea del Sur y Estados Unidos.
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          Part of another presumably moon festival related procession, going up Shida...   

Part of another presumably moon festival related procession, going up Shida Road in Taipei.

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          UNstoppable: How Advocates Persevered in the Fight for Justice for Haitian Cholera Victims   

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In 2016, December 1st—already an occasion to highlight the importance of health and human rights as World AIDS Day—took on new significance as a landmark in one of the highest-profile health and human rights cases of the 21st century. This was the day that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon finally issued an apology on [...]

          Kommentar zu Wir schaffen es nicht mehr von julmoon1   
Es ist und bleibt ein Drama und zwar für alle Beteiligten. Die "Notbremse" könnte darin bestehen alle Schiffe, die vor Libyen kreuzen zurückzuziehen. Italien könnte die Schiffe der NGOs konfiszieren und die Beteiligten wegen Schleppertums/Menschenhandels anklagen. Wenn kein Schiff mehr bereit steht, werden die Schlepper die Menschen nicht mehr auf seeuntüchtige Schlauchboote zwingen können. So eine Situation würde sich sehr schnell herumsprechen und die nächsten Aufbruchswilligen in den entsprechenden Heimatdörfern erstmal zögern und abwarten lassen. Weniger Ankömmlinge in den schrecklichen Lagern von Libyen, weniger Tote, Verschnaufpause für Europa
          Japón quiere llevar de nuevo al ser humano a la Luna, pero será en 2030 y buscando amigos internacionales    

Humano Luna 01

La llegada a la Luna fue un hito histórico que muchos tenemos en nuestra retina, bien por vivirlo en directo o bien por haber visto los famosos vídeos a posteriori. Desde aquella ocasión han sido realmente pocas las misiones tripuladas al satélite terrestre, pero ahora en Japón se han decidido a que el ser humano vuelva a pisar la Luna.

Así lo ha anunciado la Agencia Espacial Japonesa (JAXA), yendo no más lejos pero si pensando de manera más ambiciosa que con su intención de llevar una sonda al satélite, tal y como anunció en 2015. Una misión de la que de momento dan la información justa y que no sería sólo de la JAXA, sino que se trataría de una cooperación internacional.

Otro pequeño paso que pretenden dar en 2030

La agencia no ha puesto una fecha exacta, pero según reportan en CNN la JAXA planea llevar al ser humano a pisar el yermo suelo lunar hacia 2030, siendo la primera vez que se enviarían astronautas a un destino más lejano que la Estación Espacial Internacional (ISS). Sería la primera vez que unos astronautas viajan al satélite desde la misión Apollo 17 de la NASA (en 1972), habiendo en las siguientes décadas misiones no tripuladas y de exploración.

De hecho fue tras aquel primer boom (o diciéndolo menos bonito, efectos de la guerra fría entre Estados Unidos y la antigua Unión Soviética) cuando otros países fueron añadiéndose a la carrera espacial, aumentando los países interesados (con la incorporación asiática) y reduciéndose el número de misiones (algo más de cien entre los 69 y 70 frente a unas 25 entre 1990 y 2010). Y en Japón hasta ahora sólo habían hablado públicamente de enviar un rover a la Luna.

Con respecto a esta misión, según ha dicho un portavoz de la agencia japonesa a CNN los planes no giran exclusivamente en torno a enviar un cohete japonés a la Luna, lo cual tendría un coste muy elevado. Se trataría de contribuir en una misión internacional a nivel de la tecnología, esperando empezar los preparativos en 2025.

Cohete Jaxa Lanzamiento del Epsilon-2 (Crédito: JAXA)

¿Cuándo sabremos más de todo esto? Los japoneses (y el resto de países participantes) se hacen de rogar y nos tendrán en vilo hasta el Forum Internacional de Exploración Espacial en Japón en marzo de 2018. De este modo, el de la JAXA sería el último de los planes de investigación espacial de un país asiático desde que China anunciase el envío de un rover no a la Luna, sino a Marte.

Aunque también afirmaron tener planes de llevar al ser humano al satélite de nuevo (sin especificar fecha), y siendo rivales de Japón probablemente no se trate de uno de los países de esa cooperación internacional. Quizás vivamos otra pequeña carrera espacial por volver a llevar el ser humano a la Luna, sin olvidar además los vuelos espaciales comerciales, de hecho es donde se ha de pasar al menos un año si se quiere ir a Marte, según la NASA.

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En Xataka | Un ordenador menos potente que tu móvil y el resto de tecnología que nos llevó a la Luna

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          Necessity is the Mother of Invention   
I am a big fan of adaptation.  I have always felt that if something didn't work for you, then you just had to adjust it until you found a way that did work.  Or if you didn't have the exact supplies listed, then you found substitutes.  I definitely felt this way about timing, I almost never did rituals on the exact date, moon phase, planetary hour or any of the other specific times that were suggested for different rituals.

I feel that the essence of a practice, the heart of it if you will, is more important than the details.  I would rather do something, and perhaps it isn't just right, than try to wait for everything to be perfect and not ever actually get it done.

I sometimes wonder if we don't adapt our spiritual practice more because we don't feel that deep drive, that NEED to do the things we do.  We want to do them, we may feel a deep peace and a great sense of connection when we do, and in part of our brain we know that these things are necessary to our whole Self, but it's not the same level of need that we feel in other areas of our lives, or that perhaps our ancestors felt.

I think that many of us view our spiritual life from a symbolic standpoint instead of a literal one.  We don't approach our rituals as if they were vital to life continuing on.  We don't feel that missing an observance will stop the sun from rising in the morning, or prevent rains from watering our crops (and therefor leaving us with not enough food to get through the winter).  We may work towards abundance or joy or to increase the blessings in our lives, but we don't feel that if we don't then we will not have our basic needs met.

Interestingly enough, I think that people are more likely to use adaptation in things that feed those kinds of basic needs.  If you have an emergency and you think you won't be able to make rent this month, or you get sick and aren't sure how you will make it to work, then you will do anything in your power to try to make it right, including using whatever tools and supplies you have on hand and making something up if necessary.

Some people think of it in terms of low and high magic:  with low being practical every day applications and high magic being more spiritual and highly ritualized actions.  The more ritualized something is, the less people seem to think they can adapt it.  If you are doing a simple charm to find a parking spot, it is like it is easier to make changes than an elaborate ritual to honor the turning of the seasons that has every step laid out in detail.

I have seen and heard of some amazing adaptations.  Many of which are the children of necessity.  If you are in a dorm room and are not allowed to have lit flames, how do you honor fire?  What do you do instead of burning that piece of paper that you were supposed to burn?  If you live in the city, what do you do for rituals that suggest walking out into the woods and sitting with a tree?  How do you adjust if you don't have access to a natural stream when you are supposed to release something into running water?

I think these types of adaptations are what helps our practice grown and thrive and evolve with our modern lives.  When we start thinking of our spiritual practice as absolutely necessary, as something that we would literally wither away and die without, then we start looking for ways to figure out how to do things instead of feeling like we can't do something if we don't meet all the requirements.

I recently hurt my hand.  I did something to my thumb (sprained or strained or otherwise angered), and it's been a month now and it's not doing much better.  It's on the same arm that I have nerve issues.  I just got a brace for it, so that hopefully it will get the rest it needs and start to mend.  I definitely find that if I'm not forced to change my ways, I will forget and keep doing things the way I always have.  But the brace makes it to where I can't do some things the same way (not only does it hold my thumb rigid, it also restricts movement on my wrist, so bending that hand isn't happening much).

And while wearing the brace, I physically can't do things that I used to do.  It's not easy to wash, so I am figuring out ways to do things like wash the coffee pot in the morning using only one hand.  I've had to adjust how I type to accommodate it (which is actually not as bad as some of the other adjustments I've had to make).  Getting dressed is still extremely hard (really, you don't realize exactly how vital your thumbs are until you can't use's my left thumb and I'm right handed which you would think would make it easier, but I tend to prefer to do a lot of my heavy lifting with my left hand so my right hand can stay free for other things).

But what I appreciate is not only does it force me to remember that my hand is hurt and needs to be allowed to heal, it also definitely forces me to start learning how to do the things I always do in a new way.  This is something I've sort of done all my life.  I was fascinated with survival stories when I was young, and someone is always injured in those, so when I was learning how to swim, I practiced swimming and treading water in all kinds of crazy ways:  with only my arms, with only my legs, with only one side of my body.

I think that when we only know how to do things one way, any setback completely throws us off.  We find ourselves floundering and then we have a choice:  sink or swim.  We either give up because our normal way of doing things won't work, or we adapt and come up with some new way to do things.

One thing I think helps develop this ability to adapt is to keep challenging yourself.  Think of situations where you might not be able to do things the way you normally do.  How would you practice if you couldn't use any fire?  What would your rituals look like if you had to avoid anything with a strong scent?  If there is a tool you always use, what could use use instead? 

An exercise I find fun is to pick a grouping of random things, and a situation and figure out how you would use those things to get yourself out of the situation.  Picking 'whatever is in my pockets' or 'the things that are in my car' are great starts.  The situation might be that you need to be protected or perhaps you need to get a message to someone.  Start with simple situations and common items...but as you become more familiar with the exercise, start having fun with it...get crazy!  What would you do if you wanted to get in contact with the kid who used to sit behind you in 4th grade English class if all you have is a piece of beef jerky, a broken shoe lace, the receipt from your morning cup of coffee and plastic grocery bag with a hole in it?

Another thing I think is important is to recognize that even though our spiritual life may seem like an 'extra' that it is very vital to our being.  It is one of those things that feel subtle, and sometimes feels like it can be set aside or put on hold, but it spreads out and touches all aspects of our lives.  When we are spiritually unfulfilled, it effects everything else, it makes us cranky, makes us restless, effects our health and changes how we deal with other people.  We need to really look for these invisible threads, and seek out all the ways in which our spiritual life touches everything else we do.

And once we notice it, start finding ways to adapt!  If you don't have time for big rituals....what can you do?  Are there ways to use the time you already have, time when you are doing other things, and turn those things into observations that serve as rituals?  Washing is one thing I do double duty on all the time.  Of course we wash things throughout our day, from hands to dishes to our bodies.  But we can take that time, do the physical actions and shift our focus and turn it into a moment of releasing, of cleansing or of tending our personal body-temple.

If you don't have money for supplies, look at what you have around you and what you can reuse or what you can make for yourself.  When I started, my ritual knife was a pocket knife my dad had given me.  Later I used a kitchen knife for a while.  I have used kitchen herbs for ages, working with a very limited cupboard of choices.  I use stones I find outside all the time.

If you don't have people to work with, start thinking outside the box.  I know many of us would love to find that group of people who share our exact beliefs, who walk the same path that we do.  But sometimes, when looking for that particular match, we overlook many other options that would be very rewarding!  I don't practice with people who share my path.  I share rituals with friends who are Pagan but with very different spiritual practices.  I also share spiritual time with people who aren't Pagan at all, but are woman or Goddess oriented.  I am in several intentional creativity groups, which work through art to find a spiritual connection...and many of those people have very different spiritual beliefs from me!  But I find so much from each of them, that I wouldn't have if I had been trying to hold out for a Norse aligned group that matched my own tendencies.

I don't think we need to wait for life to force us to find a new way.  I think we can light the fire inside ourselves and highlight the need that dwells within.  We can practice putting ourselves in situations where we are forced to do things differently.  And by creating new ways of doing things, we bring more spirituality into our lives!
          Morning and Evening Routines   
Recently, the idea of daily practice was brought up again, in one of my groups.  This is something that comes up fairly regularly in many different places, and something that I've responded to in various degrees of thoroughness many times over the years.  But I thought I'd make a proper write up about my morning and evening routines!

My evening routine started amazingly enough, back in grade school.  I was part of the Signet program, which was an advanced program where once a week we were bused to another school and we got to take fun courses (like sign language or horses).  One of the courses I took was Tai Chi.  This was where I got my introduction to quite a lot of things:  breathing practice, meditation, visualization.

One of the practices we learned was one of relaxation.  You would first go through and tense and then relax all the major muscles of the body.  Then you would go back through and use visualization to further relax them.  I always saw it as painting my body, with a thick, cool paint.  As this was a relaxation technique, I started doing it at night, when I was in bed, right before I went to sleep.

I did this on and off, for many years, and this basic relaxation technique went through many incarnations.  For a while I used a similar brushing visualization, that was more detailed, and would focus on all the major joints and connections in the body as well as the larger areas.

When I was in high school, I read a book (called Life 101 if I remember correctly), that talked about creating a mental sanctuary.  This was a place, in your head, that had many rooms.  There was a media room, with a big projection screen, where you could load up a recording of any experience you had been through and replay it.  There was a medical room, that was filled with whatever kind of medicines, staff or machines you felt you needed to heal your body.  There was a personal room, that was a place you could go to relax and feel safe.  There was an outfit room, which had all kinds of clothes, so you could 'step into' any kind of personality or role you might need that day.  And there was a doorway through which you could invite anyone you wanted, and have conversations or work out issues with them.

I built up my own mental sanctuary, though I think of it as an astral temple, and personalized all my rooms.  This was a place that I went to every night.  I often would visualize being in my medical room while doing my relaxation exercises.  This also led to me working with affirmations in the form of potions.  I had things that I would want to call into my life, so I created potions (in my medical room) that would fit.  I sometimes struggle falling asleep, so I wanted to have an affirmation about falling asleep and waking up refreshed. 

The reason I decided to go with a potion image was that it incorporated many senses.  As I was creating them myself, I could add ingredients (no matter how fantastical) that fit my needs.  So my sleep potion included milk, moonbeams and chamomile.  Each potion I made had a purpose, had ingredients, had a scent, a look and a mouth feel.  I later added special bottles to keep them in, which were all different as well.  Every night I would say my affirmation, see the bottle, smell the potion, and then drink it, tasting and feeling it.

I recently swapped up from the potion idea to a clothing one.  Many of my affirmations have become like shielding during the day, so I think of them in terms of armor that I might wear to protect myself. 

As my night time routine grew, I also started to develop a morning routine.  It started with just Sun Salutation, but I soon added some simple Tai Chi stretches and meditation, as well as prayers.

Right now my morning routine starts by Greeting the Day.  This is a prayer based off of an old Norse prayer, and I saw a modified version (it is of course translated into English, so some of the words are different I believe) that I liked.  This is what I say:

"Hale Dagr, Hale sons of Dagr
To Nott and her daughters Hale,
With loving eyes gaze upon us
and here sitting grant us weal.
Hale to the Reign and Hale the the Alfar
and Hale to the bounteous mother Jorth and Nerthus
Words and Wisdom grant us
And praiseworthy deeds
And healing hands, while we live."

The word hale not only indicates a greeting, but also a wish of health and wellness, which I think is lovely.  So I greet the day (Dagr) and night (Nott), and ask they look upon us with love and blessings of health.  I left it in the plural, because I think of my morning prayers as speaking for my household.  Then you greet the gods (Reign and Alfar, though Alfar could also include elves and/or fae), and the earth (Jorth and Nerthus).  I like the feel of this prayer, and the fact that it speaks to my Norse leanings.  I say it while looking out my back window, at the field behind my apartment.  It gives me a moment of connection with nature and what is going on in the world that day (weather/season wise).

After that, I do my Tai Chi stretches.  I do one called Lifting the Sky alternating with one that I call Following the Moon (I couldn't find a link to this one, but your hands form a circle like the moon, and you lift them up to the sky, then open your arms wide, sweeping them down until you are touching your toes.  Then put your hands together to make the moon again and reach up to the sky).  After three repetitions of those, I do my Sun Salutations.  I used to do these three times each side, but found it generated too much heat (I don't like to start my day off sweaty, as I'm an evening shower person), so I do it twice, leading once with each leg.  These stretches help me shake off any tightness from sleep and wake up.

Every morning I draw a Futhark Rune, and this I use in my meditation that I do after my Sun Salutation.  I sit in half lotus (because that is my most comfortable sitting position), and take a deep breath.  I start by breathing into the chakra of the day, greeting the deity of the day, and asking to see the wisdom of the rune I drew throughout my day.  I read about working with a different chakra each day a while ago, and that really resonated with me.  I thought about it for a while, and liked how they lined up if I started with Sunday at the base and ended with Saturday at the crown.  This not only fit my understanding of daily energies, but also how my life flows.  So my daily associations are:  Sunday-root-Sunna (Sun), Monday-sacral-Mani (moon), Tuesday-solar plexus-Tyr, Wednesday-heart-Odin, Thursday-throat-Thor, Friday-third eye-Freyja, Saturday-crown-Loki.

Then I do a short loving kindness meditation.  When I do this, I breath up through my spine to my crown along the back of my body, then exhale down through the front of my body into the solar plexus area.  This is a breathing form I learned to help not only regulate personal energy but build up your total energy as well.  I always find it very soothing.  I repeat, "I am full of loving kindness, I am well.  I am peaceful and at ease, I am happy."  This is my favorite version of the loving kindness statement, and I think it really speaks to things I want in my life.  I repeat this three times (three is my own personal power number, and has been special to me since I was a child).

Next come my affirmations and shielding.  With each section I visualize putting on the piece of clothing, and calling upon it to bring the things I am speaking about into my life.  "May my feet take me where I need to go, and protect me from harm along the way."  I am not a fan of shoes, so my foot clothing is a long bandage, wrapped around the arch of each foot, then crossing over and around up the ankle and then tied (sort of like the ties on ballet shoes).  "May my pockets be always full,"  My lower body clothing isn't always the same (and amusingly don't always have pockets), but are often shorts or a wrap skirt.  "May my allure be firmly in my control."  I have always had a strong view of my own sexuality, but sometimes I have trouble with lines being blurred and not being able to create the boundaries I this affirmation is about being the master of my own body and my sexuality (and not being the victim of it).  This affirmation goes with a wrap shirt. 

"May I have the strength to do what is necessary, and the courage to do what is right."  This affirmation actually goes with two daggers, which I see as tattoos on my arms.  The left one (for what is necessary) is a black dagger, and the right one (for what is right) is pure silver.  These represent the hard choices we have to make.  I think there are a lot of things in life that we have to do because they are necessary, but they aren't always pleasant and they may have repercussions...but we do them anyways because we have to.  On the other end of the spectrum, the 'right' action, the moral choice, the choice we can live with ourselves when we make it has it's own struggles.  So I have two reminders to be strong and brave and make the right choices.  "May my hands act upon my will."  My hand clothing is another bandage wrap (like you might use for martial arts) or lace up finger-less gloves.  I have a thing about my fingers being free (I am a very touch-heavy person).  This affirmation is a reminder to act with intent, so I am not taking actions that are thoughtless.

"My guardians are always at my back."  This one is another weapon, a sword this time.  I have always been a tool-loving person, and a blade-gal, so it never surprised me that my protections include multiple blades.  This one becomes a tattoo on my back, with the hilt up at my neck, running down my spine.  It is a reminder that I am never alone.  I have lots of people who have my back, both human people and spirit people.  "I am always of the shadows, and only show what needs to be seen."  I've been a people watcher all my life, it's something that I love doing.  People fascinate me, and many times I am quite content to stick to the sidelines and observe.  But I also think of my path as being shadow based:  not quite light and not dark, but somewhere in the misty middle.  I think that life is complicated and things aren't always as clear cut as they appear.  I have many sides to me, and I become who I need to be in the moment.  This affirmation goes with a hooded cloak.  "My mind questions all that is."  This affirmation is tied to a simple silver circlet.  I am alw