Tuesday, May 26, 2015

They have been around since 1979

And this Sicilian group has had enough members to now have two groups using the Agricantus name. I am not sure which group or album this is from but "Spunta Lu Suli" is the name of the tune.

Bad Intelligence isn't always what it seems

And Tom Tomorrow shows us how even the brightest minds of our times can be fooled.

R.I.P. Anne Meara

What a nice Catholic girl did with that Jewish lad was brilliant and so much more.

Duggar Family loses it after Josh revealed as serial incest rapist.

Their defense of the pervert is over the top. Here, Here, Here and Huckabooboo too

And in the end.

Extended Weekend session

Brandi Carlile

Monday, May 25, 2015

Extended weekend session


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Extended Weekend session

Ella Fitzgerald

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Extended Weekend session

Linda Ronstadt

Friday, May 22, 2015

Extended weekend session

Larkin Poe

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Going Out For The Extended Weekend

So enjoy an Extended Play Session with Amelia White, a mix of interview and good music.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

When your hometown paper compares you to Emmylou

You got a tough row to hoe ahead of you. Whether she will match the hype remains to be seen but Barbara Jean is worth a listen to as she sings "Flesh And Bones" from her first album The Great Escape

It's just not the same

From the pen of Mike Lukovich

R.I.P. Happy Rockefeller

Your divorce and his divorce so you could marry kept Nelson from the White House in a time before Family Values Republicans let politicians flaunt their mistresses.

If only there was a way to punish them

Five major Banksters
are set to be fined $5.7 Billion for rigging currency rates among themselves and making profits far in excess of their fines.

A group of global banks will pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the world's currency market — the first time in over two decades that major players in the financial industry have admitted to criminal wrongdoing.

JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays and The Royal Bank of Scotland conspired with one another to fix rates on U.S. dollars and euros traded in the global market for currencies, according to a resolution announced Wednesday between the banks and the Department of Justice. A group of currency traders, who called themselves "The Cartel," allegedly shared customer orders through chat rooms and used that information to profit at the expense of their clients.

The resolution is complex and involves multiple regulators in the U.S. and overseas.

The four banks will pay a combined $2.5 billion in criminal penalties to the DOJ for criminal manipulation of currency rates between December 2007 and January 2013, according to the agreement. The Federal Reserve is slapping them with an additional $1.6 billion in fines, as the banks' chief regulator. Finally, British bank Barclays is paying an additional $1.3 billion to British and U.S. regulators for its role in the scheme.

Another bank, Switzerland's UBS, will pay a separate criminal penalty of $203 million for breaching a 2012 non-prosecution agreement with the Justice Department.

The fines announced on Wednesday follow agreements in November with many of the same banks over currency trading.
The guilty plea is interesting, but useful only if they get caught again when they go back to their old ways. Then someone might add up their strikes and declare them out, in a perfect world.

Only 3?

After 13 years of pouring money down a rathole
, the US Watchdog in Afghanistan has found three, as in 3, Army officers that should be disciplined for wasteful spending over there.
The U.S. government’s Afghanistan spending watchdog has recommended that three senior Army officers – a lieutenant general, a major general and a colonel – be disciplined for their role in the construction of a $36 million sprawling command center at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan that has never been used.

In an audit released on Wednesday, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction says that the officers pushed the construction project over objections of commanders in the field, failed to carry out a proper internal investigation, and were guilty of ethical, legal and professional lapses.

It’s the first time the U.S. government’s independent watchdog in Afghanistan has recommended disciplinary action against such high-ranking military officers.

“This is one of the most outrageous, deliberate, and wasteful misuses of taxpayer dollars in Afghanistan we’ve ever seen,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, the top-ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

“When it was clear this building wouldn’t be used, and when three commanders requested its cancellation, the Army not only built it anyway but completely failed to hold any officials accountable after all the facts came to light — so I’ll now be fully expecting answers from the Army,” McCaskill said in a statement.
One building, 3 officers but not a word about the whole fucking war as a waste of money.

To those who indulge in Not Science.

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