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In Honor Of The New Diplomatic Ties With Cuba Let’s Take A Look At The Music Of Desi Arnaz!

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Desi Arnaz, ala I love Lucy ‘s Ricky Ricardo is quite a  musician, case in point -look at the 2 performances hidden in the two episodes of I Love Lucy that follow -

Breaking The Lease

A raucous foot stomping fab song and vocal and performance ( I love his suits Mr. Arnaz has one of the best suit collections on television! and Ties!!!)

The Ballet

This song displays the everyday presentation style of songs that mix well with the mythic, in the sense that it harkens back to historical singing styles, quality of his voice.  He is an engaging singer and original.  There is a tinge of the spiritual in his work.  Take out at the library The Collectors Edition of the I Love Lucy television series and see if you agree.  Tthere are many performances nestled in those DVDs.

Cheers and Ba Ba Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu  !

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Below From http://www.wikipedia.org

Desi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz 1950.JPG

Arnaz as a musician, 1950.
Born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III
March 2, 1917
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died December 2, 1986 (aged 69)
Del Mar, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Lung cancer
Occupation Actor, musician, producer
Years active 1936–1982
Spouse(s)
  • Lucille Ball (m. 1940; div. 1960)
  • Edith Mack Hirsch (m. 1963; her death 1985)
Children
Parents
Relatives
  • Alberto de Acha (grandfather)[

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Cuban Peace – niks

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Pope Francis is being hailed around the world — and criticized by some in the US — for his pivotal role in brokering the historic breakthrough in relations between Washington and Havana, a role attributed to his background as the first Latin American pope and to the special position he occupies.

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Viva La POPE!

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Bullying Is At The Core Of Torture

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Only weak people bully ….. only weak nations torture.  People who torture are not to be feared….. but pitied! for they have lost their moral compass in life.

War breeds torture and the like-

Peace produces prosperity and dancing citizens!

Choose peace!  Demand peace conferences worldwide!!!

Choose SOLAR! Buy as many solar products as you can to replace oil/gas based products, YOU, yes,YOU- my fellow americans, can and are making a difference!!

Then the battle for oil will be over !!!!  Just in time to save the planet!!

Peace and have a sunny week!!!!!

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Egypt Archaeological Discoveries !!

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Below from India TV

Cairo: The Egyptian-French archaeological mission working at the Ramesseum temple in Luxor discovered the tomb of Karomama, divine wife of ancient Egyptian god Amun, the Egyptian antiquities ministry said India TV · 11 hours ago

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Egypt discovers 3,000-year-old tomb

IANS [ Updated 12 Dec 2014, 07:27:16 ]
Egypt discovers 3,000-year-old tomb

Cairo: The Egyptian-French archaeological mission working at the Ramesseum temple in Luxor discovered the tomb of Karomama, divine wife of ancient Egyptian god Amun, the Egyptian antiquities ministry said in a statement Thursday.

“The tomb is in the form of a five-metre deep well with a funeral chamber where the teams unearthed some 20 statues belonging to Karomama,” Xinhua quoted Youssef Khalifa, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Sector, as saying in the statement.

Khalifa added that the discovery has a great historical importance as it sheds more light on the important ancient figure Karomama due to the rare antiquities carrying her name, noting that tomb was located inside the Ramesseum temple and it dates back to the Ramesside period, over 3,000 years ago.

On the other hand, the joint team working at the nearby Karnak temple discovered Wednesday three small complete statues, including one for ancient god Osiris, in addition to a broken statue base.

see for full story Egypt discovers 3,000-year-old tomb

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Senator John McCain Stands Up Against Torture

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John McCain
John Sidney McCain III is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. en.wikipedia.org

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Dec. 10): Senator John McCain has received few kudos from liberal Democrats like me, but from now on I will always begin any conversation about him by saying that he stood up against torture and deserves the greatest of praise for that. While so many of …New York Times · 1 day ago

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Senator John McCain, who himself was tortured when he was a prisoner in North Vietnam, stated in the Senate that torture rarely gives useful information … …NATIONAL POST · 22 minutes ago
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The Senate report reveals that the CIA paid more than $80 million to consultants who taught the art of torture. The contract was for more than $180 million, but the contractors had only received $81 million when their …FOX News · 12/10/2014
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How can torture cost 80 Million dollars??????????????????????  – afterall all you need is a dirty cell and a mean disposition.

I’d love to see the expense sheets submitted….

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PEACE and write congress with your thoughts on this issue!!

 

http://www.congress.org

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You Can Not Have Both…..

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Liberty or Torture- you cannot have both,  because one cancels out the other in a governing system.
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 lib•er•ty (li(b??r-te-)

    n.
    The condition of being free from restriction or control.
    n.
    The right and power to act, believe, or express oneself in a manner of one’s own choosing.
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    The condition of being physically and legally free from confinement, servitude, or forced labor. See Synonyms at freedom.

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Torture – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Torture is the act of deliberately inflicting severe physical or psychological pain and possibly injury to a person (or animal), usually to one who is physically restrained or otherwise under the torturer’s control or custody and unable to defend against what is being done to them.

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I choose LIBERTY !

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Below from http://www.commondreams.org

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‘The CIA Is Lying': On Senate Floor, Udall Blasts Continued Torture Cover-Up

Outgoing Colorado senator calls on President Obama to “purge his administration of high-level officials who were instrumental to the development and running of this program”

In an impassioned speech on the U.S. Senate floor on Wednesday morning, outgoing Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) reiterated his call for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan and blasted the CIA and the White House for dodging not just accountability, but also the truth.

While he acknowledged that the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Tuesday was a “significant, essential step” toward addressing American complicity in torture, Udall said the official response has been both incomplete and disingenuous.

“Director Brennan and the CIA today are continuing to willfully provide inaccurate information and misrepresent the efficacy of torture,” Udall said. “In other words, the CIA is lying.”

What’s more, he said, “the deeper, more endemic problem lies in a CIA, assisted by a White House, that continues to try to cover up the truth. It’s this deeper problem that illustrates the problem we face today: reforming an agency that refuses to even acknowledge what it has done.”

For Full article see http://www.commondreams.org

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A Jimmy Stewart - Mr. Smith Goes To Washington Kinda Guy… Senator  MARK UDALL !!!!!!!

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So I Sat…..

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So I sat in my garden with today’s NY times as I had done just before the Iraq war started but this time the headlines read  –

SENATE PANEL FAULTS CIA OVER BRUTALITY AND DECEIT IN TERRORISM INTERROGATIONS -
REPORT REJECTS CLAIM ON HUNT FOR BIN LADEN -
FAILURE OF OVERSIGHT IS OUTLINED, AGENCY DEFENDS PROGRAM -
PORTRAYING A BROKEN -AGENCY DEVOTED TO A FAILED POLICY -
AT BIRTHPLACE OF FREE SPEECH MOVEMENT, A PROTEST TORCH IS PASSED

Finally finally…..  I smiled as I looked into the sky I heard -

My country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing, land where my father died….. from every mountainside let freedom ring.

We are watching the system of US democracy in action – checks and balances….

Thank you, Senator Diane Feinstein.

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