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  • Finland's Finest: The Seven Symphonies Of Jean Sibelius

    12/08/2015 7:14:14 AM PST · by Borges · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/8/2015 | Tom Huizenga
    Jean Sibelius, born 150 years ago on Dec. 8, 1865, was the first Finnish composer to reach an international audience, but his popularity began at home. In the late 1890s, Finland was a part of the Russian empire and its people were striving for independence. Sibelius, who would struggle with alcoholism and loneliness, found a way to express their frustrations and hopes through patriotic pieces like Finlandia — and less obviously in his seven symphonies. Sibelius' stature outside Finland swayed severely during the composer's long life (he died in 1957 at age 91). In 1940, critic and composer Virgil Thomson,...
  • The Silence of the Left (0care)

    11/03/2013 9:52:49 AM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 3, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    There is widespread fury at the lies which were used to sell ObamaCare, a more than 2,000-page piece of legislation no one read before it was passed, a law opposed by the majority of voters which was crammed down our throats without a single Republican vote. The law essentially was a mishmash blank slate which left it to the administration's HHS head, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to write as she pleased and the president to -- by Executive order -- pay off with exemptions and special treatment those cronies and rent seekers not already paid off in the legislative and regulatory...
  • This is what psychotic looks like

    10/31/2013 9:04:38 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-30-13 | DrJohn
    psy·cho·sis noun, plural psy·cho·ses Psychiatry. 1. a mental disorder characterized by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality. These two people displayed a severely impaired contact with reality today. Patient Sibelius:Classic case of psychosis. Patient presents with loss of contact with reality, punctuated with outbursts of patently false statements. Sibelius said: 'No one indicated it could possibly go this wrong' Ah but they did. Washington (CNN) – The Obama administration was given stark warnings just one month before that the federal healthcare site was not ready to go live, according to a confidential report obtained...
  • Sebelius: “I Don’t Know” if Americans Forced to Fund Abortions Under Obamacare

    10/30/2013 2:20:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | October 30, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress today she didn’t know if Obamacare health care plans force Americans to pay for abortions, despite evidence that many plans will force enrollees to fund abortions.Although Americans will definitely fund abortions under Obamacare, the top health care official didn’t know that was the case.“If someone, a constituent of mine or someone in this country, has strongly-held pro-life views, can you commit to us to make sure that the federal exchanges that offer that are clearly identified so people can understand if they’re going to buy a policy that has abortion coverage or not, because...
  • Embattled Sebelius to testify next week on Obamacare rollout.

    10/21/2013 4:50:18 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/21/13 | By Elise Viebeck
    Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before Congress next week about the botched rollout of ObamaCare’s insurance exchanges after rejecting GOP demands to appear this week. The House Energy and Commerce Committee confirmed Monday night that Sebelius would meet with the committee next Wednesday. The notice capped a day of wrangling between Sebelius and congressional Republicans who repeatedly attacked her for rejecting calls to testify at a Thursday hearing. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) accused Sebelius of “seeking to avoid accountability and stonewall the public” by declining to attend this week’s hearing. “What is more important to...
  • Sebelius on the Run

    10/18/2013 5:15:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 18, 2013 | Editorial
    The Affordable Care Act's botched rollout has stunned its media cheering section, and it even seems to have surprised the law's architects. The problems run much deeper than even critics expected, and whatever federal officials, White House aides and outside contractors are doing to fix them isn't working. But who knows? Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is even refusing to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a hearing this coming Thursday. HHS claims she has scheduling conflicts, but we hope she isn't in the White House catacomb under interrogation by Valerie Jarrett about her department's...
  • HHS Launches Video Contest to Attract Young Obamacare Subscribers

    08/20/2013 1:47:22 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/20/2013 | Susan Jones, CNS News
    (Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, center, addresses attendees at a stakeholder meeting to address implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Houston.) ( - The Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring a video contest (“the weirder and more outlandish the better”) to attract an important group of insurance subscribers it describes as "young invicibles." Under the Affordable Care Act, everyone must purchase health insurance or a pay a fine. But if young people don't sign up for health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges, premiums for everyone else will increase, even...
  • Sebelius: Obamacare Opponents No Different Than Opponents of Civil Rights

    07/17/2013 3:29:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Life News ^ | July 17, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius yesterday compared people who oppose the Obamacare health care law to segregationists who opposed civil rights legislation in the 1960s.While pro-life advocates oppose Obamacare because of its abortion funding provisions, the HHS mandate that thwarts religious conscience and for other reasons, Sebeluis appears to think they are no different than people who stood in the way of laws protecting black Americans.CNS News broke the story with Sebelius’ comments, which appear below: “The Affordable Care Act is the most powerful law for reducing health disparities since Medicare and Medicaid were created in 1965, the...
  • Dying Girl to Receive Lung Transplant After Sebelius Denied It

    06/12/2013 9:50:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 100 replies
    A dying girl who needs a lung transplant and only has weeks to live has will receive the long-awaited lung transplant she so desperately needs. Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl dying of cystic fibrosis, received national attention after HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius refused to help.
  • Leaked Records Expose Abortion Abuses at Kansas City Abortion Clinic (From Dumpster)

    05/04/2012 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 2, 2012 | Operation Rescue
    Documents leaked to Operation Rescue by a confidential informant show Central Family Medical, also known as Aid for Women, in Kansas City, Kansas, is illegally dumping private patient information related to abortions and is engaging in dangerous abortion practices. All documents were improperly discarded by the abortion clinic. Patient identifying information has been redacted by Operation Rescue.
  • Friday night news dump: Administration to move forward with and expand contraception mandate

    03/16/2012 8:35:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 93 replies · 2+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 3-16-12 | Tina Korbe
    The administration this afternoon released its “Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on preventive services policy.” Translation: President Barack Obama and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are moving forward with their controversial contraception mandate, which requires even religiously affiliated employers to provide their employees with insurance that covers contraception — even if those employers object to contraception on religious grounds. But don’t worry: Secretary Sebelius says your religious liberty is assured, so it is assured. “The President’s policy respects religious liberty and makes free preventive services available to women,” she said. ”Today’s announcement is the next step toward fulfilling that commitment.” Never...
  • Sibelius Spills the Beans (Liberals have to constantly hide what they believe to get votes)

    03/06/2012 6:28:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/06/2012 | Tom Trinko
    Liberals accuse conservatives of using secret signals that only conservatives can hear -- dog whistles -- to send racist messages. These accusations are in reality a reflection of what liberals think rather than accurate assessments of what conservatives are saying, like the pimpled teen who thinks that nearly everything is a dirty joke. Liberals, on the other hand, constantly have to hide what they believe in order to get votes -- getting rid of blacks by making abortion easily available in minority neighborhoods and advocating socialism are not winning campaign positions these days. That's why almost every liberal runs for...
  • Sebelius: Fewer Babies Born Will Save Health Care Costs

    03/04/2012 1:41:08 PM PST · by NYer · 110 replies
    Life News ^ | March 1, 2012 | Andrew Bair
    At a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius confirmed the fears of many pro-life advocates who worry that the recent HHS mandate requiring all insurance plans to cover contraception and sterilization, regardless of an employer’s moral objection, is just the beginning.The same statutory authority of the Administration to mandate contraception could just as easily mandate abortion on demand. The Administration believes in essence that employers are not really paying for contraceptives or abortion since they would be cheaper than providing for prenatal care, childbirth or child care.In an exchange with pro-life Congressman Tim...
  • Pelosi: Girl Scouts' Relationship With Planned Parenthood ‘Very Valuable’

    02/02/2012 2:02:35 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 1, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Planned Parenthood’s relationship with the Girl Scouts of America is “very valuable,” Wednesday, at a congressional reception to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the organization for young girls. Rep. Pelosi was featured at the reception with a group of female government leaders to promote the Girl Scout’s new initiative “To Get Her There,” which seeks to create “gender balanced leadership” in one generation.After the event asked Pelosi: “The Girl Scouts has had some ties to Planned Parenthood, do you think that’s a valuable relationship to have working together?”“The Girl...
  • Phoenix bishop (Olmstead): defy feds on birth control

    01/28/2012 12:05:11 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Spirit Daily ^ | January 28, 2012 | Michael Brown
    Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has become one of the first Roman Catholic bishops in the nation to openly defy the Obama administration over new rules forcing employers to include access to contraceptives and sterilization procedures in health-insurance coverage. Although the Catholic Church itself is exempt from the proposed regulations, Olmsted believes the federal government’s decision is an attack on religious liberty. He is encouraging church members to actively oppose it.Rob DeFrancesco, spokesman for the Phoenix Diocese, said that even though the diocese, its parishes and its schools will likely all be exempt from the rule, the bishop is...
  • OBAMA’S CONTEMPT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (mandates coverage of sterilization & contraception)

    01/20/2012 1:59:32 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic League ^ | January 20, 2012 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on today’s announcement from the Obama administration that it is going forward with its original “Obamacare” policy that mandates coverage of sterilization and contraceptive services in most healthcare plans:Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said today that aside from houses of worship, all other religious agencies and organizations will be required to provide sterilization and contraceptive services, including abortifacients, in their employee healthcare plans; none will be allowed to charge co-pays or deductibles. The policy goes into effect in August 2013 for these entities; all others will be required to provide these...
  • State destroyed key records in Kansas Planned Parenthood case (Sibelius Supports Abortion)

    10/24/2011 3:26:15 AM PDT · by x_plus_one · 11 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Fri, Oct. 21, 2011 | By BRAD COOPER and JOE LAMBE
    The country’s first criminal prosecution of Planned Parenthood was left teetering Friday when it was revealed the state of Kansas destroyed abortion records that prosecutors planned to use as evidence. Johnson County prosecutors asked a judge to delay a Monday hearing to decide if there’s enough evidence to try Planned Parenthood on 23 felony counts of falsifying pregnancy termination reports. Prosecutors say the records, which are central to making their case, were shredded sometime in 2005, roughly two years before charges were brought against Planned Parenthood by former Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline.
  • Brass Nix Docs’ Sneaks

    06/29/2011 5:32:26 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 3 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 06-29-11 | Stoutcat
    ...Fortunately, before the HHS really beclowned themselves by going through with this farce, public outcry (received, no doubt from the time the NYT article was published up until this evening) forced them to “rethink” the idea... Notice, however, how the HHS phrases their back-down: “now is not the time to move forward with this research project.” Makes me wonder exactly when will be the time to move forward with it? Probably once we’ve all gotten more comfortable with Big Brother breathing down our neck about every medical decision made... Let’s see: they’re dropping this “mystery shopper” program. They’re dropping the...
  • ObamaCare: 129 million Americans with Costly Pre-Existing Health Problems Alert Death Panels

    01/18/2011 6:02:14 PM PST · by xzins · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | 18 Jan 11 | Xzins
    A German foreign exchange student we had living with us last year received word of the death of her grandfather. She explained that he had broken his shoulder. We were appalled. "His shoulder?" we asked. "Yes" was the reply. The explanation was the German death panels: he was elderly and not worth the expenditure of funds when complications set in. His death was a shock to her, BUT not to her teenage understanding of German health care. She understood it perfectly. The bureaucrats decide who is worthy of expensive care and who isn't: only the strong survive. Not to pick...
  • Sibelius defends the indefensible

    09/28/2010 4:53:33 PM PDT · by agee · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius writes an utterly unconvincing retort to charges of thuggery in her threats to health insurance companies, in today's Wall Street Journal. What is amazing about this display is that she doesn't use the space provided to defend her actions, but to attack and demonize the private health care insurance industry. Sebelius's writing is entirely unconvincing and riddled with faulty logic. Sebelius: "Over the past decade, Americans have seen what happens when insurance companies have free rein" Currently insurance companies are regulated by both state and federal agencies. Nearly 50% of every healthcare dollar...
  • Sibelius defends the indefensible

    09/28/2010 3:23:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius writes an utterly unconvincing retort to charges of thuggery in her threats to health insurance companies, in today's Wall Street Journal.  What is amazing about this display is that she doesn't use the space provided to defend her actions, but to attack and demonize the private health care insurance industry.  Sebelius's writing is entirely unconvincing and riddled with faulty logic. Sebelius: "Over the past decade, Americans have seen what happens when insurance companies have free rein" Currently insurance companies are regulated by both state and federal agencies.  Nearly 50% of every healthcare dollar...
  • ObamaCare Propaganda Mailer

    06/03/2010 3:57:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 451+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 03, 2010 | Jack Curtis
    Kathleen Sibelius (Obama's Health czarina) sent me a reassuring message about Medicare under Obama's new law. It came as a shiny, expensive pamphlet inside the first-class official business envelope from the Department of Health and Human Services (Penalty for Private Use $300) titled: "Medicare and the New Health Care Law -- What it Means for You." The brochure includes "A Message from Kathleen Sibelius" -- complete with her official title. She seems afraid I might be worried about what the new health care law really means for me. She starts out on page one: "The Affordable Care Act passed by...
  • Most Truthful and Transparent Adminstration Ever

    04/27/2010 6:46:24 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 294+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 04-27-10 | Stoutcat
    If this is true, heads should roll, and the first head should be Obama’s. The Department of Health and Human Services published a report last Thursday from Medicare’s Office of the Actuary which outlined the unsurprising fact that the recently passed healthcare bill would actually be more expensive that the White House had been promising, and would in fact cost consumers more. However, according to the American Spectator, HHS withheld that report for several weeks before issuing it to the public.
  • Rep. Stupak: White House Pressured Me to Keep Quiet on Abortion Language in Senate Health Bill

    12/22/2009 2:33:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 1,714+ views
    Rep. Stupak: White House Pressured Me to Keep Quiet on Abortion Language in Senate Health Bill Tuesday, December 22, 2009 By Pete Winn, Senior Writer/Editor ( - Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said the White House and the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives have been pressuring him not to speak out on the "compromise" abortion language in the Senate version of the health care bill. “They think I shouldn’t be expressing my views on this bill until they get a chance to try to sell me the language,” Stupak told in an interview on Tuesday. “Well, I don’t...
  • Journalist Files Charges against WHO and UN for Bioterrorism and Intent to Commit Mass Murder

    06/28/2009 7:06:56 PM PDT · by Scythian · 50 replies · 1,555+ views
    (NaturalNews) As the anticipated July release date for Baxter's A/H1N1 flu pandemic vaccine approaches, an Austrian investigative journalist is warning the world that the greatest crime in the history of humanity is underway. Jane Burgermeister has recently filed criminal charges with the FBI against the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN), and several of the highest ranking government and corporate officials concerning bioterrorism and attempts to commit mass murder. She has also prepared an injunction against forced vaccination which is being filed in America. These actions follow her charges filed in April against Baxter AG and Avir Green...
  • U.S. Will Donate Part of H1N1 Vaccine Supply to Foreign Nations Before Meeting This Nation’s Demand

    10/24/2009 8:22:56 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 100 replies · 5,214+ views
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | Thursday, October 22, 2009 | Chris Neefus
    Sebelius Says U.S. Will Donate Part of H1N1 Vaccine Supply to Foreign Nations Before Meeting This Nation’s DemandThursday, October 22, 2009 By Chris Neefus      ....... Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) asked Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebilius why the United States should get vaccinations ahead of people in other countries, including those in countries that are producing the vaccine for the United States. ( Starr)When Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) had his turn to question Sebelus, he raised the issue of whether the United States was "entitled" to the vaccine more than other nations. "Why should we be more entitled, the U.S. be more   entitled to...
  • White House Threatens to Prosecute Private Medicare Companies for Warning Seniors of Cuts

    09/25/2009 4:14:01 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 64 replies · 2,946+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/25/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 25, 2009 ( - The Obama administration has aroused a fierce First Amendment controversy after threatening companies selling private Medicare coverage not to tell their customers that current health care legislation would result in benefit cuts - or else face a lawsuit. The administration and Senate Democrats justify the move by saying the claim, spread by at least one such company, is patently false. Yet some say the administration is the one twisting the facts to help the unpopular legislation: critics note that even the head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office agrees that the legislation would...
  • Kansas gov vetoes bill on late-term abortions

    04/24/2009 6:12:26 AM PDT · by erkyl · 3 replies · 422+ views
    AP ^ | 4/24/09 | John Hanna
    OPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a bill Thursday that would have rewritten Kansas' restrictions on late-term abortions, questioning whether it was constitutional and suggesting it would cause "intimidation" of doctors. Anti-abortion groups backed the bill and were watching Sebelius' action closely as she awaits U.S. Senate confirmation as federal health and human services secretary. Abortion opponents have been the most vocal critics of her appointment by President Barack Obama. The bill would have required physicians to report additional information to the state about the late-term abortions they perform, and would have allowed more county prosecutors to pursue...
  • Kansas Governor Sibelius (HHS Secretary Nominee) restates 3 years taxes, pays $7,000

    03/31/2009 4:05:55 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 4 replies · 664+ views
    Fox News - Special Report With Bret Baier | 03/31/2009 | Unk.
    From current show
  • How to Fight the Sebelius Nomination

    03/05/2009 9:03:50 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 416+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | March 5, 2009 | Deal Hudson
    In an hour I will be getting a call from a reporter at a major weekly news magazine.  He emailed me last night asking if he could ask some questions about why the GOP leadership had said so little against the nomination of a pro-abortion Catholic governor, Kathleen Sebelius, to head the Department of Health and Human Resources.  A very good question!  After all, isn't it the Republican Party that has a right-to-life plank? Isn't it the Republican Party that sells itself under a "pro-life, pro-family" banner?With the exception of Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Sen. Jim De Mint (R-SC) there has...
  • Obama's Choice of Sebelius Heats Up the Pro-life Battle

    03/02/2009 8:12:13 AM PST · by NYer · 27 replies · 797+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | March 2, 2009 | Deal Hudson
    President Barack Obama has selected a pro-abortion Catholic governor, who has been told by her bishop not to present herself for communion, to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Writing last year in his diocesan newspaper, Bishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, discussed a meeting with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius where he told her "that someday she's going to have to stand before God and account for her public service."   The Catholics United/Catholics in Alliance/Catholic Democrats axis of Obama supporters immediately cheered the selection of Sebelius, with Catholics United having enough notice of the pick to...
  • Son of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sibelius Designs Raunchy Prison-Themed (Rape) Board Game

    01/27/2008 10:26:49 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies · 574+ views ^ | Sunday, January 27, 2008 | Associated Press
    Son of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sibelius Designs Raunchy Prison-Themed Board Game Sunday , January 27, 2008 The son of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is peddling a board game titled "Don't Drop the Soap," a prison-themed game he created as part of a class project at the Rhode Island School of Design. John Sebelius, 23, has the backing of his mother and father, U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary Sebelius. Sebelius spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran said both parents "are very proud of their son John's creativity and talent." John Sebelius is selling the game on his Internet site for $34.99, plus packaging, shipping and handling....
  • The silence of Sibelius (died 50 years ago today)

    09/20/2007 2:21:51 PM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies · 46+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 09/20/07 | Tom Service
    Why did Sibelius produce nothing in his last 30 years? On the 50th anniversary of the great composer's death, Tom Service travels to Finland to unravel one of classical music's biggest mysteries In Jean Sibelius's house, about half an hour north of Helsinki and within sight of haunting Lake Tuusula, there is a massive green fireplace, the height of the dining room. Every brick has been carefully glazed, reflecting the light that streams in through the front windows like an evergreen glimpsed in a wintry woodland. For any visitor to Ainola today - the house is named after Sibelius's wife,...
  • Sibelius/Dean/Power Line: To the DNC: Sue us

    05/12/2007 4:22:00 PM PDT · by 4buttons · 113 replies · 7,550+ views
    Power Line ^ | 05/12/07 | 4buttons
    A Free Republic poster writes that he's a regular reader who enjoys our views on a variety of issues. He writes that he's enjoyed our posts in which we use our skills as lawyers to weigh in on legal issues. He draws our attention to the cease-and-desist letter from an attorney representing the DNC to Free Republic. He asks whether the letter's threat of of a defamation claim is bona bide or not. In my view, the letter is sheer thuggery that recalls the same maneuever made on behalf of John Kerry in the 2004 campaign. He writes that the...
  • Tornadoes In Kansas – Blame The Iraq War!

    05/08/2007 9:50:42 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 4 replies · 724+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 8 May 2007 | .cnI redruM
    Last Friday, Greensburg, Kansas was hammered by an F-5 tornado. An F-5 tornado, according to the Pearson-Fujito Scale, has the following characteristics: Incredible tornado - (261-318 mph winds)-Strong frame houses lifted off foundations and carried considerable distances to disintegrate; automobile sized missiles fly through the air in excess of 100 meters; trees debarked; steel re-inforced concrete structures badly damaged. Tornadoes worse than the storm in Greensburg are deemed possible, but not likely. Needless to say, repairing the town and cleaning up the damage will pose a tremendous challenge. Rather than requesting help, or reassuring the victims, or for that matter...
  • Iraq War Hampers Kansas Cleanup (Liberal Governor Barf Alert)

    05/07/2007 3:45:55 AM PDT · by freeandfreezing · 66 replies · 1,641+ views
    KCBS ^ | May 6 2007 | AP
    The rebuilding effort in tornado-ravaged Greensburg, Kansas, likely will be hampered because some much-needed equipment is in Iraq, said that state’s governor. Governor Kathleen Sebelius said much of the National Guard equipment usually positioned around the state to respond to emergencies is gone. She said not having immediate access to things like tents, trucks and semitrailers will really handicap the rebuilding effort.
  • The Music of the Spheres, or the Metaphysics of Music

    06/03/2002 8:57:40 PM PDT · by cornelis · 51 replies · 692+ views
    ISI.ORG ^ | Fall 2001 | Robert R. Reilly
    THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES, OR THE METAPHYSICS OF MUSIC . . . According to tradition, the harmonic structure of music was discovered by Pythagoras about the fifth century B.C. Pythagoras experimented with a stretched piece of cord. When plucked, the cord sounded a certain note. When halved in length and plucked again, the cord sounded a higher note completely consonant with the first. In fact, it was the same note at a higher pitch. Pythagoras had discovered the ration 2:1, of the octave. Further experiments, plucking the strings two-thirds of its original length produced a perfect fifth in the...