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  • Why Time Will Stop For a Leap Second

    06/28/2015 11:19:44 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 16 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 26, 2015 UTC | Jane J. Lee
    Just as leap years keep our calendars lined up with Earth's revolution around the sun, leap seconds adjust for Earth's rotation. This kind of fine-tuning wasn't much of an issue before the invention of atomic clocks, whose ticks are defined by the cycling of atoms. Cesium-based clocks, one kind of atomic clock, measure the passage of time much more precisely than those based on the rotation of our planet, so adding a leap second allows astronomical time to catch up to atomic time. Most of us won't notice the addition, which happens at 23:59:59 coordinated universal time (UTC), or 7:59...
  • Happy Summer Solstice!

    06/21/2015 8:40:00 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 10 replies
    His Divine Plan ^ | In the Beginning | The Almighty
  • Early GIF of Pluto from New Horizons

    06/14/2015 6:05:27 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 27 replies
    JHU/APL ^ | JD 2457175.5 | JHU/APL
  • Why is Game Seven of the NBA Finals Scheduled for June 19?

    05/31/2015 1:33:48 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 29 replies
    NBA Website ^ | 05/31/2015 | NBA Staff
    Ever notice the NBA never plays on Father's Day? Think that's a coincidence. I don't.
  • Harry Reid: I'm Blind in One Eye

    04/09/2015 3:40:54 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 45 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 8, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Senate minority leader Harry Reid is blind in one eye. The news comes a week after Reid announced that he will retire at the end of this session of Congress and not run for reelection. “It looked like somebody had hit you,” Fusion newscaster Jorge Ramos told Reid in a recent interview. “Are you afraid that you might not regain your eyesight?” “No, I’m over that, ‘cause I can’t see out of my eye, and that’s the way it’s going to be until something comes along that’ll change it,” Reid responded to Ramos. “Right now, I’ve had 11 hours of...
  • Wicked Best Superbowl EVAH!

    02/01/2015 7:12:46 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 201 replies
    My TV ^ | February 1, 2015 | Vanity
    Wow! What a finish!
  • Google Doodle, February 1, 2015

    02/01/2015 7:48:59 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 22 replies
    Google ^ | February 1, 2015 | Google
  • Garry Trudeau, Call Your Office

    12/30/2014 6:19:10 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 48 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 29, 2014 | Sonny Bunch
    I realize that Doonesbury is nothing more than liberal pap designed to make Baby Boomers feel good about themselves—yes, yes, Garry Trudeau, Republicans are squares and warmongers, we get it, you’re from the 60s, get out, back to the 60s, there’s no place for you here in the future!—but even still, this weekend’s strip is pretty egregiously terrible. Check it out, it’ll only take you a couple of seconds to read. If you don’t want to read it, allow me to describe it to you. One of the characters, a mom, is telling her daughter than she’s not allowed to...
  • NH Woman Kicked Off JetBlue Flight For Tweeting About Pilot’s Sobriety Test

    10/09/2014 3:40:24 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 56 replies
    WBZ CBS Boston ^ | October 9, 2014 | Sera Congi
    BOSTON (CBS) – A New Hampshire woman believes her tweets about an incident at the Philadelphia airport got her booted from a flight. Lisa Carter of Exeter was booked on JetBlue Flight #760 to Logan at 8:30 Tuesday night. But it was delayed several hours after another passenger accused the pilot of being intoxicated. JetBlue says the pilot submitted to a sobriety test which he passed. Carter tweeted and posted photos of what she witnessed at the gate.
  • Kerry: World is 'On Track To Warm At Least 4 Degrees' in 20-40 Years

    09/24/2014 3:32:03 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 42 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 23, 2014 | Jeryl Bier
    "Mother Nature ... is screaming at us about" climate change, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told the crowd at the opening event of Climate Week NYC 2014. While Kerry used a more measured tone than that which he attributed to Mother Nature, the apocalyptic nature of his warnings were in keeping with her purported sentiment. Using projections that appear hyperbolic, even compared to the worst case scenarios presented in the latest United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, Kerry said that "we’re on track to warm at at least 4 degrees over the course of the next...

    08/06/2014 4:18:16 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 29 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August, 1981 | Paul Fussell
    Many years ago in New York I saw on the side of a bus a whiskey ad I’ve Remembered all this time. It’s been for me a model of the short poem, and indeed I’ve come upon few short poems subsequently that exhibited more poetic talent. The ad consisted of two eleven-syllable lines of “verse,” thus: In life, experience is the great teacher. In Scotch, Teacher’s is the great experience. For present purposes we must jettison the second line (licking our lips, to be sure, as it disappears), leaving the first to register a principle whose banality suggests that it...
  • The Laws of War Matter in Gaza

    07/26/2014 5:50:07 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 8 replies
    National Review On-Line ^ | JULY 26, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Hamas charter proudly proclaims that the organization exists for the single purpose of destroying Israel, claiming all territory therein for Palestinians as part of the global Islamic-supremacist movement. Manifestly, Palestinians knew this when they voted to be led by this notorious Muslim Brotherhood franchise, which has ruled Gaza for nearly a decade. They also knew that Hamas operatives wage war through barbaric jihadist methods: intentionally targeting civilians for mass-murder attacks; refraining from wearing uniforms or otherwise distinguishing themselves as military combatants; blending in among the non-combatant population, and using civilian infrastructure — schools, hospitals, mosques, homes, etc. — as...
  • The Concord Fight and the Fearless Isaac Davis

    04/18/2014 4:01:39 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 3 replies
    Concord Magazine ^ | May 1999 | D. Michael Ryan
    "No, I am not and I haven't a man that is!" Thus on 19 April 1775 did Capt. Isaac Davis respond to the query if he was afraid to lead his Acton minute company and the colonial column "into the middle of the town (Concord) for its defense or die in the attempt". Details of the moments just preceding the eventful Bridge fight are limited or shrouded in the silence of time and report. It is certain that upon sighting smoke rising from Concord, Col. Barrett ordered Maj. Buttrick to march the assembled force into the town. How and why...
  • Washington’s Blockheads

    02/04/2014 12:46:13 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 10, 2014 | ANDREW FERGUSON
    Herblock: The Black & the White, a documentary about the editorial cartoonist Herbert Block, had its cable premiere on HBO last week, and we can expect repeated showings for many weeks to come, creating a low-buzz Herblockfest interspersed dizzily among re-airings of Girls. Block died in 2001, at the age of 91. Why the programmers at HBO think their youngish, modish, post-literate viewers will be interested in his life and work is anyone’s guess. But there it is: more than an hour and a half of one newspaper cartoon after another, with voiceovers from one Washington swell after another,...
  • Overselling Of Global Warming May Lead To A Dark Age?

    02/04/2014 10:40:10 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 3, 2014 | Patrick Michaels
    Will the overselling of climate change lead to a new scientific dark age? That’s the question being posed in the latest issue of an Australian literary journal, Quadrant, by Garth Paltridge, one of the world’s most respected atmospheric scientists. Paltridge was a Chief Research Scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO). The latter is Australia’s equivalent of the National Science Foundation, our massive Federal Laboratory network, and all the governmental agency science branches rolled into one. Paltridge lays out the well-known uncertainties in climate forecasting. These include our inability to properly simulate clouds that are anything like...

    02/03/2014 1:01:17 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.1.2014 | Bill Zeiser
    One day in the foreseeable future, high school students will no longer read Elie Wiesel's Night to learn of the incredible bounds of human resilience. They will instead read the memoir of Vanessa Csordas-Jenkins. They will read, and they will be inspired. Who is Vanessa Csordas-Jenkins, you might ask? Only the subject of the most harrowing story you will ever read in the New York Times. Csordas-Jenkins suffered indignities that no human being should ever have to suffer. And she did so with grace and dignity that only [can] be described as vintage Csordas-Jenkins. Our story begins with Ms. Csordas-Jenkins,...
  • John Dobson, 1915–2014 (Amateur Telescope Innovator)

    01/16/2014 9:22:47 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 14 replies
    Sky and Telescope Website ^ | January 16, 2014 | Kelly Beatty
    The long-lived master of sidewalk astronomy died peacefully on January 15th. Emerging from obscurity in 1968, he introduced simple ideas that revolutionized how amateurs make and use large reflecting telescopes.
  • Small Asteroid 2014 AA Hits Earth

    01/02/2014 1:22:39 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 12 replies
    Sky and Telescope ^ | January 2, 2014 | Kelly Beatty
    New Year's Eve didn't stop observer Richard Kowalski from scanning the sky for near-Earth objects (NEOs). Using the 60-inch telescope on Arizona's Mount Lemmon, he noticed a 19th-magnitude blip skimming through northern Orion in a seven-image series begun at 5:16 p.m. (1:16 Universal Time on January 1st). After confirming that it was a new find, Kowalski dutifully submitted positions and times to the IAU's Minor Planet Center. Thus did the Mount Lemmon reflector, part of the Catalina Sky Survey, discover 2014 AA, the first asteroid found this year. Impact possibilities for 2014 AA This plot shows the range of possible...
  • Ike's Son Remembers George S. Patton Jr.

    12/22/2013 10:26:40 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 23 replies
    American Heritage Magazine ^ | Summer 2012 | John D. Eisenhower
    <p>On the morning of December 19, 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower strode into the gloomy school building in Verdun that housed the main headquarters of General Omar Bradley’s Twelfth Army Group. He had called a meeting of all the senior commanders under Bradley. More than just the building was gloomy; the weather outside was a dark gray, and the tactical situation facing the American Army in Europe was also dark. Adolf Hitler’s gigantic Ardennes counteroffensive had been launched three days before, and German Gen. Hasso von Manteuffels’s Fifth Panzer Army was about to surround the all-important road junction at Bastogne. The news had reached the United States, and near panic reigned from across the ocean.</p>
  • Google Doodle: Foucault's Pendulum

    09/20/2013 4:55:54 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 4 replies
    Google ^ | September 18, 2013 | Google
  • Team of Nitwits Hacked

    09/04/2013 3:45:39 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 4 replies
    Powerline ^ | Jeff Dobbs
  • An Annular Eclipse on Mars

    09/04/2013 3:34:54 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 5 replies
    Sky and Telescope ^ | September 2, 2013 | Kelly Beatty
    The Curiosity rover has captured the Martian moon Phobos passing directly in front of the Sun. Earth isn't the only place that has eclipses — they can occur on every other moon-encircled planet in the Sun's family. The shadows of the Galilean moons frequently cross the face of Jupiter. Less frequently, Titan's shadow can be seen on Saturn's disk. Uranus, Neptune, and yes even Pluto can experience a total eclipse of the Sun. But not Mars. Its two moons, Phobos and Deimos, are too small to block the Sun entirely. Just to reinforce this fact, on August 17th mission scientists...
  • Firefighters battling 6-alarm fire in Uxbridge

    07/18/2013 2:30:31 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 8 replies
    Milford (MA) Daily News ^ | July 18, 2013 | Milford Daily News Staff
    UXBRIDGE — Firefighters are battling a six-alarm fire at 32 South Main St. in Uxbridge. The three-story brick building houses a bridal shop and other businesses plus apartments on the upper floors. Sue Burke, owner of Bridal by Rochelle, said she was in the store when the fire broke out. She managed to get all the bridal gowns out of the shop, she said. Check back here for updates. Read more: Follow us: @milforddaily on Twitter | 104182678168 on Facebook
  • The Girls on Fox News (Video)

    07/09/2013 3:57:51 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 12 replies
    youTube ^ | Unknown | Austin Cummingham
    Got the link in an email. An uncredited cameo by Ann Coulter towards the end.

    07/04/2013 7:26:54 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 6 replies
    U.S. Department of State ^ | July 4, 2013 | Vanity, all is vanity
  • (Patriot Aaron) Hernandez Questioned In Homicide

    06/18/2013 5:55:45 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 4 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 18, 2013 | (STAFF)
    See video at source.
  • If only Britain had joined the euro

    06/17/2013 10:11:53 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 6 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | June 13, 2013 | Will Hutton
    Ten years ago this week Gordon Brown said no to joining the euro. It is an anniversary on which Bank of England governor Mervyn King, Ukip's Nigel Farage, Unite's Len McCluskey and the Guardian's Larry Elliott, along with most of the British economic establishment, can all agree. On this, Brown was right. Elliott set out the establishment consensus in a classic piece this month on his alternative history of what would have happened had Britain joined. Essentially, he says, there would have been a bigger boom in the runup to 2007 and a more disastrous bust. Britain would now be...
  • See You in the Funny Papers

    05/27/2013 6:07:28 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JAMES TARANTO
    See You in the Funny Papers A tribute to an anti-mentor. The vice provost of California State University, Northridge, retires today. Ordinarily that would be unworthy of a national newspaper's notice, but Cynthia Rawitch was a formative figure in your humble columnist's professional and intellectual development. The student newspaper, the Daily Sundial, hinted at why in a February story on her planned retirement: She worked for 29 years in the journalism department, including a 10-year period in which she served as advisor and publisher of the Daily Sundial. "Being advisor to the student newspaper was absolutely the best experience I...
  • My generation: hatin’ on the boomers

    05/05/2013 6:12:39 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 71 replies
    Neo-Neocon Blog ^ | May 4, 2013 | Megan McArdle
    I couldn’t help but notice the amount of boomer-directed venom expressed in the comments section of yesterday’s thread. I’ve noticed it many times before. Actually, I’ve noticed it almost every time I write about—well, about my generation. And here I think we need a musical interlude: < snip> Note, of course, the verse: People try to put us d-down (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) Just because we get around (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) I hope I die before I get old (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)
  • A Tale of Two Terrorist. Columbia job for Boston bomber?

    04/18/2013 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 17, 2013 | JOHN M. MURTAGH
    Somewhere near Boston early Monday morning, he packed a bomb in a bag. It was by all accounts relatively crude — a pressure cooker, explosives, some wires, ball bearings and nails . . . nails which, hours later, doctors would struggle to remove from the flesh of bleeding victims. His motive is unclear. His intent is not: It was to maximize injury, suffering, pain, trauma and, yes, death. Perhaps Monday’s bomber will be caught, perhaps not. Perhaps Monday’s bomber will be offered a teaching job at Columbia University. Forty-three years ago last month, Kathy Boudin, now a professor at Columbia...
  • Boston Chief of Police Reports Third Explosion at JFK Library

    04/15/2013 2:05:08 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 49 replies
    The Boston Chief of Police reports a third explosion at JFK Library, some distance from the Marathon finish. No injuries reported.
  • “Fat letter” sent to parents of 10-year-old state champion athlete (Video)

    03/06/2013 3:10:32 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/5/2013 | Yahoo News
    Tracy & Matt Watson of North Andover were sent a “fat letter” from the State of Massachusetts warning them that their son, 94-pound 10-year-old Cameron Watson, was considered obese. The fit looking 4th grader recently won a Massachusetts state wrestling championship for his weight class by pinning his opponent in under 30 seconds. But according to the Department of Public Health (DPH) standards which mandates schools collect height and weight information to calculate body mass index (BMI) as an indicator of body fat, the star athlete is unhealthy.
  • Obama Impersonator Shocks Crowds

    01/27/2013 8:04:52 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 15 replies
    Inside Edition ^ | January 24, 2013 | Reggie Brown
    The guy is pretty good. It's too bad that there's nothing funny or quirky about Barack Obama that one could parody.
  • If Vince Foster Had Had a Gun, He'd Be Alive Today

    01/13/2013 6:58:41 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 22 replies
    TruTV ^ | 2013 | Matthew MacAdams

    11/05/2012 6:10:49 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | Oct 31, 2010 | davidnssbm
    Men more often need to be reminded than instructed. - Samuel Johnson
  • MITT KILLS (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)

    10/19/2012 5:07:56 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 20 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | October 18, 2012 | Scott Johnson
    MITT KILLS (WITH ADD-ONS FROM JOHN AND PAUL) Governor Romney spoke tonight at the annual Alfred E. Smith Dinner, followed by President Obama. I thought Obama was good, but Mitt was great. He had excellent material and the audience was incredibly receptive. He is feeling it (and Obama is feeling the heat). As the Right Scoop has it, Romney “delivered line after line, mostly about the president. In fact he landed some pretty hard blows on the president, namely one where in using the Sesame Street reference he said that President Obama’s remarks ‘are brought to you by the letter...
  • Experts: Economy to Boom After Obama’s Reelection

    10/15/2012 10:26:38 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 35 replies
    The Corner on NRO ^ | October 15, 2012 | Peter Kirsanow
    Washington — The stock market is poised to soar today after the release of a report by the Council of Economic Advisers projecting a major surge in economic activity upon President Obama’s reelection in November. “Recent events demonstrate that after the upcoming election, President Obama will finally have the tools needed to jumpstart a robust economic recovery, with significant declines in unemployment, the deficit and national debt,” the report states. “Until now, the administration’s recovery efforts have been stymied by a simple lack of information.” Pressed for details, White House press secretary Jay Carney explained, “Until last week, neither the...
  • Hitler Finds Out That Romney Pwned Obama

    10/04/2012 8:10:50 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 12 replies
    My Vivid Imagination ^ | October 4, 2012 | Vanity
    I *cannot* wait for the youTube video, "Hitler Finds Out That Romney Pwned Obama" Coming soon to an internet near you.
  • A note to Granny: You’re not in Oklahoma anymore (Warren=Brown debate summary)

    09/21/2012 5:44:58 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 5 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 21, 2012 | Howie Carr
    Round one to Scott Brown. Granny Warren is described in one of her bios as a “legendary high school debater in Oklahoma.” She’s not in high school anymore. The kid from the poor side of town handled her with ease, landing one blow after another. You could see how thin-skinned she really is. She’s not used to having anybody talk back to her.
  • Fire tornado video

    09/19/2012 3:38:08 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 8 replies
    WPTV Website ^ | 9/17/2012 | WPTV Web Team
    An Australian man has nabbed the world's attention after he captured what he calls a 'fire tornado' on video. According to Seven News in Australia, Chris Tangey of Alice Springs Film and Television was scouting locations near Curtin Springs in Australia when he saw the fiery phenomenon. A small fire was burning in nearby bushland, so Tangey decided to start filming, according to the report. But as he was filming, a small twister touched down on the fire, causing it to build into a spinning flame. Read more:
  • This Makes Up for a Lot of Sins [Google Star Trek Doodle]

    09/08/2012 6:38:39 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 18 replies
    NRO ^ | September 7, 2012 | Mark Krikorian
    Here at NRO, we’ve rightly criticized Google in the past for its doodles — promoting gay marriage and featuring loathsome Communist Frida Kahlo, for instance, while ignoring Reagan’s 100th birthday and even Easter. But today’s doodle makes up for at least some of that: There’s even a little interactive story, if you pass the cursor over certain parts of the image. Though, contrary to this report, the story is not from “The Man Trap,” the first episode to air, 46 years ago tomorrow, but from “Arena.” (If this makes it past the censors, you’ll know Kathryn’s gone soft!)
  • Hey, Walsh: What a load

    09/04/2012 7:50:15 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 4, 2012 | Howie Carr
    So any male who folds towels is an “honorary girl,” or so says the corpulent chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, John Walsh. “I mean,” Walsh said in between bites of a Krispy Kreme doughnut yesterday, “he spent a couple million dollars folding towels on TV to prove he’s an honorary girl. We appreciate that.” I fold all the kitchen towels in my house, Fatso. Does that make me an honorary girl too? By the way, have you ever watched the president of the United States throw a baseball? Talk about honorary girls ... .
  • Al Jaffe, WWII hero who inspired movie role, dies in South Florida

    09/02/2012 5:26:13 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 11 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | September 2, 2012 | ELINOR J. BRECHER
    Al Jaffe was a scrappy, streetwise Jewish kid from the Bronx who climbed into a P-51 Mustang fighter plane in the last year of World War II and flew it into history. Second Lt. Abraham “Al’’ Jaffe completed 77 reconnaissance missions in Europe, including one that helped turn the tide of the war during the pivotal Battle of the Bulge. He was also involved in holding the bridge at Remagen, Germany, enabling U.S. troops to cross the Rhine River two months before the war ended. His exploits inspired Henry Fonda’s character, Lt. Col. Daniel Kiley, in the 1965 feature film...
  • Mr. Sandman, Bring Me a Scheme

    09/01/2012 6:55:53 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 35 replies
    My Perverse Imagination ^ | September 1, 2012 | Vanity
    Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung Mr. Sandman, bring me a theme (Bung, bung, bung, bung) Make it as clueless as I’ve ever seen (Bung, bung, bung, bung) Give me advisors like Krugman and Holder (Bung, bung, bung, bung) Then tell me that my Presidential days aren’t over Sandman, I'm such a drone Don't have no plan to call my own Please turn on your magic beam Mr. Sandman, bring me a theme Bung, bung, bung, bung Mr. Sandman bring...
  • Fake Twitter account claims Thatcher dies [NOT DEAD]

    08/14/2012 1:20:23 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 12 replies
    WJLA ^ | 14 Aug 2012 | staff
    A fake Twitter account tried, and briefly succeeded in, spreading the word that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died. Continue reading Thatcher, dubbed the "Iron Lady," remains alive, though. Just after 3:30 p.m., a Twitter account called @OfficialSkyNews tweeted 10 times that Thatcher had passed away. However, that account has no official tie to Sky News, and the 10 tweets that the user sent out were the only ones affiliated with the account. Shortly thereafter, the @OfficialSkyNews Twitter feed changed its username to "John Pennington," then "Dean Sutton." On the third change, the user protected his or her...
  • Music Sight Reading Test

    08/11/2012 5:46:08 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 23 replies
    Oratorio Society of Queens (NY) ^ | 1975 | John Williams
    Just when thought it was safe to back on the internet.
  • Aly Raisman: Score was a tribute to victims at Munich Games

    08/09/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 18 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | August 8, 2012 | Leon Watson
    American gymnast Aly Raisman has revealed the music for her gold medal-winning floor routine at the London Olympics was a tribute to the victims of the 1972 Munich Games terror attack. The 18-year-old said choosing Hava Nagila- a traditional score used for wedding dances and bat mitzvah - was a response to the International Olympic Committee's failure to mark the 40th anniversary of the tragedy. And for Aly, from Needham, Massachusetts, she said it made her gold even more special. 'I can only imagine how painful it must be for the families and close personal friends of the victims,' she...
  • Man possibly bitten by shark in Truro, Mass

    07/31/2012 9:03:49 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 18 replies
    NECN ^ | July 31, 2012 | Josh Brogadir
    (NECN: Josh Brogadir, Truro, Mass) - Witnesses say there was clearly a shark attack on Ballston Beach. A man was swimming a quarter of a mile out with his teenage son when he was attacked, his son was not. Police say the man does not have life threatening injuries, but was taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital. Images of sharks have been out there around the Cape all summer, from tagging great whites, to a fin seen by a kayaker off Nauset Beach in Orleans. But until now, no one had been hurt.
  • Freeper Help: Movie Similiar to Au Revoir Les Enfants

    06/30/2012 7:42:01 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 18 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | June 30, 2012 | Vanity
    I need some help identifying a movie. I just watched Au Revoir Les Infants with my wife and it reminded me of a very similar, but much, much better French film made in the 1970's. Google isn't helping. It's set in a Catholic boarding school in a small French town during the German occupation. In this movie, at least one of the students in Jewish, and the Germans never catch on, or if they do, they choose to feign ignorence. In Au Revoir three of the students are Jewish and they are betrayed by a fired employee of the school....
  • Report: Rebels Responsible for Houla Massacre

    06/09/2012 4:33:04 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 20 replies
    National Review Online Corner ^ | June 9, 2012 | John Rosenthal
    It was, in the words of U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan, the “tipping point” in the Syria conflict: a savage massacre of over 90 people, predominantly women and children, for which the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was immediately blamed by virtually the entirety of the Western media. Within days of the first reports of the Houla massacre, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, and several other Western countries announced that they were expelling Syria’s ambassadors in protest. But according to a new report in Germany’s leading daily, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the Houla massacre was in fact committed...