Tuesday, August 28, 2012

More Pre-Sochi Russian Federation Political Prisoners

Taisiya Osipova

Amnesty International

Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

IOC Gives Preliminary Go-Ahead for Ukraine's 2022 Olympics Hosting Bid

"The western Ukrainian cities of Lviv, Slavske, Stryi, Trostian, Truskavets, Tysovets, and Volovets have been identified as possible hosting locations for 2022 Winter Olympics. Other cities that might compete for the right to host the competition include Denver, Geneva, Montreal, and Zurich."

Photo credit: (c) Associated Press.

Public And Private In Partnership

"A principal reason New Orleans is likely less vulnerable to Isaac than Katrina is due to the multi-billion dollar re-engineering of its levee system."

Hurricane Katrina caused an estimated $81.2 billion dollars in damages (the costliest Hurricane on record).

Photo credits:  NOAA and (c) Reuters.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Aide Memoire: Bond Student Chamber Music --- Spring 1973

Gibbons, Dowland, A. Scarlatti, Durante, Sammartini, Couperin, Bach, Handel, Telemann, W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Bartok, Schoenberg, Ives, Britten, Messiaen

Monday, August 20, 2012

Redevelopment Battle Intensifies Over Kyiv Ukraine's Podil Hostynny Dvir

Kyiv Post

Photo credit: © Kostyantyn Chernichkin 2012.  Copyright controlled.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Newest Political Prisoners -- The Iron Bars Of August

Photo credit: © NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/GettyImages 2012.  All rights reserved.
Via Amnesty International.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last year that suicides increased during periods of economic stress, including the Great Depression, the oil crisis of the 1970s and the double-dip recession of the 1980s

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

"Considerable sunshine late this morning and this afternoon are helping to destabilize the atmosphere, increasing the potential for heavy storms"

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Source:  modernmechanix.com  (May 1956).


"In July, U.S. spending at sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores posted the biggest gain, with sales on those items rising 1.6%."

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen On Democracy And The Decisions Of Bankers

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

NOAA Knows: July 2012 is hottest month on record for contiguous United States

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

In Memoriam, Grigoriy S.

Uncle Grigoriy was 5 years old when his mother -- my wife's grandmother -- was killed by the German Nazis in early 1941 in a village near Kharkiv, Ukraine.  She was one of millions of civilians killed in that war.  (Grigoriy was later a general in Afghanistan.)