Thursday, June 28, 2012

Curtains: The European Union Back In The Early 21st Century

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Happy 16th Annual Constitution Day to the people of Ukraine, Future European Union.

Credits:  (c) Washington Post 2012; and  (c) Christo 1976 and
Copyright (c) National Gallery of Art 2012. Copyright controlled.

Euro update:

On to Kyiv, Ukraine, Future European Union.

Credit:  (c)  Copyright controlled 2012.   All rights reserved.

The Supreme Court backs all parts of President Obama’s health care law by 5-4 decision

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Copy Of Emancipation Proclamation Signed By Lincoln Won In Auction By David Rubenstein

ARSENALE 2012: The First Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art

ARSENALE 2012:  The First Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art 
MAY 24th – JULY 31st, 2012 
Kyiv, Ukraine, Future European Union

Upper image credit: Copyright Arsenale 2012. All Rights Reserved

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region To Spend $3 Billion On Arts And Culture In 2013-14

West Kowloon Cultural District (西九龍文娛藝術區)

New Performing Arts and Arts Education Spaces

"The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) announced today a donation of 1,463 Chinese contemporary artworks to the permanent collection of M+, Hong Kong's future museum for visual culture opening in 2017. The collection donation, conservatively valued at HKD1.3 billion, has been made by Dr Uli Sigg of Switzerland, the world's leading collector of Chinese contemporary art."

Two Worlds Becoming One, Continued ...

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Collegiate Learning Assessment

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"US inequality is at its highest point for nearly a century"

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sneaking Avant-Garde Opera Into The Nation's Capital

Vocal Colors: A Musical Exploration of Visual Art
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
June 28, 2012, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
The Wolf Trap Opera Company returns to the Nation's Capital, with performers responding to art at the Phillips Collection, and bridging musical genres from pop to classical to avant-garde. In collaboration with the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
Photo credit:  Ben Shahn (1898–1969) Still Music, 1948. © Estate of Ben Shahn/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.  Via the Phillips Collection website.

Revisiting Nuclear Nightmares And The Strategic Missile Forces Museum Of Ukraine, Future European Union

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Strategic Missile Forces museum at the Central Museum of Armed Forces of Ukraine

Photo credit:  Strategic Missile Forces museum at the Central Museum of Armed Forces of Ukraine
Copyright © 2009—2012

Rejecting Economy Without Civilization, European Union Set To Tax $3 Trillion Shadow Economy

Friday, June 22, 2012

Greco-Germanic Mythology Makes Way For A Truly Global 21st Century Ring

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Gdansk, Poland, European Union

Photo credit:  (c)  Dariusz Boczek 2011.  All rights reserved.  Via Wikipedia.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Shadow Of The Parthenon Edition: RESPECT In Today's and Tomorrow's European Union

"RESPECT is UEFA’s social responsibility programme which aims to support local communities, tackle social issues and works towards unity across gender, race, religion and ability.

The RESPECT campaign at UEFA EURO 2012 highlights UEFA’s commitment to combat racism (RESPECT Diversity), increase access for fans with disabilities (RESPECT Inclusion), promote health through physical activity (RESPECT Your Health) and encourage intercultural dialogue between fans and the host cities (RESPECT Fan Culture). For more information on RESPECT at EURO visit"

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Image credit:  Lawrence Alma-Tadema Phidias Showing the Frieze of the Parthenon to his Friends 1868.

Sadly, Chart Day -- Paging Animals Spirits And Human Intelligence

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Chart credit:  (c) Financial Times 2012.

Friday, June 15, 2012

All -- Or At Least Millions -- Of Eyes Now Turn To Donetsk, Kyiv, and Lviv, Ukraine, Future European Union


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Results of new Ukrainian infrastructure spending in Donetsk, Kyiv, and Lviv, Ukraine, Future European Union.

Via Wikipedia.  Kyiv Stadium photo © Илья Хохлов 2012 and Lviv Stadium photo © Sewich 2012.
Copyrights controlled.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chart Day

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Chart credit:  Felix Salmon and Reuters via Washington Post.


"The top 1 per cent got 45 per cent of Clinton-era economic growth and 65 per cent of the economic growth during the Bush era. So far in the Obama recovery, the top 1 per cent has pocketed 93 per cent of the gains."    Robert Reich  -  April 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

As The World Turns: Introducing Ukraine's Strategic Missile Forces Museum

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Photo credits:  Central Museum of Armed Forces of Ukraine
Copyright © 2009—2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Memo to Moscow, Berlin, and the Fed: “Say No to 1937”

Photo credit:  (c) Reuters 2012.  Copyright controlled.

More On The Ukraine - France Match In Verhivnya Park, Ukraine, Future European Union

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Honoré de Balzac and Ewelina Hańska's Estate in Verhivnya Park, Ukraine, Future European Union.

The exterior has now been restored since this picture was taken two years ago.

Photo credit:  Kamelot via Wikipedia.  With many thanks.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The median value of Americans’ debt did not change between 2007 and 2010

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Passion/Gospel Renaissance Continues In Los Angeles, California