Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Giving Thanks: We ridiculed the words of the prophets ...

We ridiculed the words of the prophets
But, agelessly, they proved to be true …
~ABC The Drama of Sydney - The Rake is Coming ...

Meet George Dimopoulos, owner of George’s Senate Coney Island Restaurant in Northville, Michigan, who believes no one—no one!—should be alone on Thanksgiving. A sign in the window of his restaurant makes that clear: “George’s Thanksgiving Day Dinner. If anyone is home alone, come eat with us for free! All day.”
Dimopoulos, who immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 23, truly walks the Thanksgiving walk in America:
At 12 years old, Dimopoulos went to Athens and said he was homeless for some time, depending on the kindness of strangers.
For the past decade, the 69-year-old Greek owner has made a tradition of dishing up free food on Thanksgiving to homeless and lonely people.

"I'm super thankful for a characters like Dr Cope, John Hatton, MO'N who actively encourage innovation and creativity so we feel free to go beyond the constraints of the traditional...

It is all about Money: Sydney - Paul Keating slams land grab masquerading as art

Criminal syndicates have been praying for this virtual world for over a decade. Cheaper, faster more personalised ... Was the slogan inside the money laundering scheme at Citi Ouch ... Expect chaos and confusion as clouds will rain mysery for the victims. Some people thought Nostradamus was a servant of evil, a fake, or insane, while many of the samizdat bloggers (sic) evidently thought otherwise...
Virtual digital drivers' licences are coming: Nostradamus in Sydney
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid lambasted secret political cash when he appeared last week in a video filmed and produced by a liberal advocacy group. US: Liberal 'dark money' group rails against 'dark money'

Russia has told Turkey to prepare for “serious consequences” for shooting down its jet. But Barack Obama says Turkey was within its rights to fire.
Sydney Residents of crumbling apartment-blocks in poor areas may be stuck with them ... 

Kava aka Kofi Ti Nam Zivot Das: coffee makes you live longer

How did Sam Phillips invent rock ’n’ roll? By listening to the voices of poor people neglected by history ... Tatranka Singing Voices»

Blue MEdia Dragon: Beatiful and most Deadly creature shows up on Australia shores

Social psychologists Edward Deci and Richard Ryan contend that “relatedness” is a basic psychological need. Technology platforms that enable new ways to relate, enhance existing social capabilities, or make social networks more transparent have the potential to help meet a basic psychological need Social Media’s Expanding Relationship Universe

Travis Bradberry reveals research that shows being too busy actually reduces efficiency because when you try to do two things at once, your brain lacks the capacity to perform both tasks successfully How being busy makes you unproductive

“Those early songs were almost magically written,” Dylan told 60 Minutes’ Ed Bradley decades later. “Try to sit down and write something like that. There’s a magic to that, and it’s not Siegfried and Roy kind of magic, you know? It’s a different kind of a penetrating magic. And, you know, I did it. I did it at one time. . . You can’t do something forever. I did it once, and I can do other things now. But I can’t do that.” 
Belgian Teachers Running Bed and Breakfast near Perch Merle

I feel as if a cold hand has torn the heart from my breast ... “Life is beautiful in spite of everything! … There are many thorns, but the roses are there too.”

All Saints by Per Wästberg

In sad remembrance of Regina Derieva, a true poetical witness to our fragile existence
November’s dead leaves. Twigs broken by the wind.
But in the earthworm soil roots form.
There is an underground kingdom.
Like syllables in a word no one can rightly decipher
like a word in an unclear meandering sentence
the writing that just was our life lingers.
Friends disappear like planes from the radar network.
In the air around us their contours are glimpsed.
The dead store the history of the living.
The windshield wiper is slower than before.
I lean closer to the glass to see.
If you could choose your death like you choose a lane.
An evening with an unexpected blackout. An important page
I can’t read is scanned by a domesticated insect.
The stars, the Shona say, are the eyes of the dead.
Not until the party’s over we learn the names of the guests.
Not until the doors are closed we see the rooms expand.
When all sounds are turned down we hear the cobwebs sing.
Village with the Lake
“From whence comes love, where does it have its origin and its source; where is the place, its stronghold, from which it proceeds? Certainly this place is hidden or is in that which is hidden. There is a place in a human being’s most inward depths; from this place proceeds the life of love, for ‘from the heart proceeds life’… “…The hidden life of love is in the most inward depths, unfathomable, and still has an unfathomable relationship with the whole of existence. As the quiet lake is fed deep down by the flow of hidden springs, which no eye sees, so a human being’s love is grounded, still more deeply, in God’s love. If there were no spring at the bottom, if God were not love, then there would be neither a little lake nor man’s love. As the still waters begin obscurely in the deep spring, so a man’s love mysteriously begins in God’s love.” Lost love. Quotes taken from Manifest Propensity: Thoughts for Deposed Royalty Love as inexhaustible indescribable unfathomable soren kierkegaard

The Senate Economics References Committee has released the transcript of its latest hearing on 18 November in Sydney on its inquiry into corporate tax avoidance. The Committee is inquiring into tax avoidance and aggressive minimisation by corporations registered in Australia and multinational corporations operating in Australia, with specific reference to a number of matters eg the adequacy of Australia's current laws, and any need for greater transparency to deter tax avoidance.
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