Thursday, April 16, 2015

ASTRAL PROJECTION MUSIC: lucid dreaming binaural beats | Deep Sleep Ambient Space Music

Relaxation Music - Meditation Music. Spiritual Music

Cruz: Gun Rights are For Shootin' Some Gubmint Officials


Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers

The Allman Brothers Band - One Way Out - Eat A Peach (1972)

The Allman Brothers Band - No One To Run With

Gregg Allman - I'm No Angel

Molly Hatchet - One Last Ride

Blackfoot - Train, Train

Ram Jam - Black Betty 1977

Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth 1967

Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky (PSK Remastered)

Santana - Samba Pa Ti (Live at Montreux 2011)

Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath

Focus - Hocus Pocus Live 1972

Smash Mouth - Walkin' On The Sun

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bill Kristol floats Dick Cheney as “the most promising” of possible 2016 GOP candidates


Appearing on ABC’s This Week, frequent panelist and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol tossed out the name of former Vice President Dick Cheney as a possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
Prompted by host George Stephanopoulous to name “the most promising Republican candidate not in the race yet,” panel members named Jeb Bush — who has yet to announce — with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile suggesting 2012 GOP nominee, Mitt Romney.
“You know, I go back to Mitt Romney. I mean, look, you don’t like old faces, but you know what, he did run a good game last time,” Brazille said.
After talk show host Tavis Smiley suggested South Dakota Senator John Thune, a smirking Kristol suggested the former vice president.
“If they get to nominate Hillary Clinton, why don’t we get to nominate Dick Cheney? I mean, he has a much… he has a much better record,” Kistol said as the entire panel burst into laughter.
“He has a much better record,” Kristol repeated as Smiley mock lamented, “God help us all.”...............................

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Thousands of Archaeological Objects Melting Out of the Ice


Archaeologists who want to learn more about our ancestors, and at the same time are concerned about global warming, must have very mixed feelings: The increasing number of objects found at melting Norwegian glaciers is a treasure trove of new knowledge.
The number of objects is so big that the growing archeological field in the autumn of 2014 got its own magazine; Journal of Glacial Archaeology. A large part of the content will be descriptions of items found at Norwegian glaciers, according to the research portal
There are about 2500 glaciers in Norway, equally divided between Southern and Northern Norway, which covers approximately 0.7% of the total land area.
Only in Oppland county, about 2,000 objects have melted out of the ice. There are also made many findings in the counties of Rogaland, Møre og Romsdal and Hordaland, as well as some in Northern Norway.

The oldest ice in the mountains of Southern Norway is about 6600-6700 years old, and in many places the glaciers now are melting down to the oldest layers. Also in the Rocky Mountains, the Andes and the Alps, objects from ancient mountain people are uncovered.
New Knowledge
At the Lendbreen glacier in Oppland, archaeologists have found a number of items. On an old road used to cross the mountains, both objects related to hunting, but also more mundane items like gloves and shoes, are found.
All the horse bones tell that the route was hazardous for both people and animals.
The objects can provide new knowledge about the people who have lived in Norway back to the Stone Age. Meanwhile, the melting process is so quick that archaeologists must work fast to rescue and preserve them for posterity.

Monday, April 06, 2015

Why Is The GOP So Angry At Everything These Days?

Mike Barnicle 

Cruz, Walker, Kirk and—especially—Bolton are furious at the world. Their solution: Declare war on it.
At the end of a week when many paused to reflect during Passover and Easter ceremonies, a question with no real answer seemed to crash into our culture with all the subtlety of a marching band in a funeral parlor: Why do so many Republicans seem so angry all the time at so much around us?
The fury of some like Ted Cruz is understandable. It’s fueled by his massive ego and outsized ambition along with his personal belief that he is so smart and the rest of us are so pedestrian that he can manipulate opinion to win the Republican nomination for president with the support of the mentally ill wing of his party.
“A real president,” Cruz the bombardier said last week, “would stand up and say on the world stage: Under no circumstances will Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons. Iran will either stop or we will stop them.”
Then there is the minor league Cruz, the tough talking, totally in-over-his-head governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, who is running to crack down on the salaries of teachers, cops and firefighters everywhere. Oh, he’ll also teach Iran a good lesson by throwing any deal out the window no matter what other countries might think. Imagine Scotty informing Angela Merkel of his decision while he wears his Cheese-Head Hat.
There are so many others too. There’s the kid who started the pen pal club with the ayatollah, Tom Cotton. There’s the mental midget from Illinois, Mark Kirk, who went right to the basement for his best thought on Iran, claiming that England got a better deal from Hitler than the U.S. got from Teheran. Kirk, not a history major.
But my personal favorite?  In this corner, from Baltimore, wearing the costume of a true warrior, locked and loaded and ready to roll, the former Ambassador to the United Nations, John “Bombs Away” Bolton. He took to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times to declare war on Iran. After all, why waste time!
“The inconvenient truth is that only military action…” Field Marshall Bolton wrote, “can accomplish what is required. Time is terribly short, but a strike can still succeed.”

Bolton, of course, is one of the Mensa members who told George W. Bush that it would be swell to go to war in Iraq. Twelve years later things are really going well there.
At least Bolton knows war on a first hand basis. At age 18 he was in South Vietnam where….OH, I’M SORRY…MY MISTAKE…that was another Bolton. That was Dennis Bolton from Bedford, Ind., born two weeks before John Bolton was born in Baltimore in November 1968. Two different young men with two different tales to tell.
Dennis Bolton went to Vietnam. John Bolton who went to Yale. Dennis Bolton was killed near DaNang on April 19, 1967 where he served with the Marines while John Bolton finished his freshman year at New Haven.
In 1967, Bedford had a population of about 13,000. It’s a nice small town where Gene Hackman could have filmed ‘Hoosiers’, one of the great sports films ever. Ten young men from Bedford were killed in Vietnam.
Indiana, of course, is the state where Mike Pence and Republicans in the state legislature spent the week clowning it up over their lost fight to make it harder for some Americans simply to be happy. Make no mistake about it, their war was against same sex marriage and they suffered a TKO when the country turned against them in the snap of a finger, an overnight knock-out delivered with stunning speed. But I digress.
In 1967, Baltimore had a population of about 930,000. It’s a tough town with a lot of different neighborhoods, some dangerous, many working class where  Barry Levinson hadn’t made “Diner” yet and HBO hadn’t given us the gift that is “The Wire.” Four hundred and seventeen residents of Baltimore were killed in Vietnam.
Dennis Bolton’s name is on the wall of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington. John Bolton’s name was on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times as well as on the lips of some angry, fevered lunatics whose principal policy option is to fight rather than talk.
Obviously, Bolton never made it to Vietnam. He joined the Maryland National Guard to avoid going to Vietnam and, hey, good for him. At least he served.
Of course, he blamed his absence from combat on the politics of the time. On liberals like Ted Kennedy and others, claiming they had already lost the war by the time he was ready to take on the North Vietnamese Army. I guess that explains the itch, the unfulfilled need, the frustration that guys like Bolton have lived with across the decades.
And today, "Bombs Away" Bolton still has a strong desire to light it up. And according to some pundits he's even considering a run for president. Obviously his platform will remain as unchanged as his thinking: Different time, different dangers, different countries but same selfish solution: Send someone else’s kids to fight and die while Bolton and others play with a lit fuse in a world more dangerous than dynamite.