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December 2009 Blog Posts (84)

Happy Birthday, Ludwig van Beethoven!

Today, December 16th, is Beethoven's birthday. The old guy would have been 237 years old today.


Happy Birthday, Ludwig!

Added by Gary Freedman on December 16, 2009 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

Famous Half-Jews: Matt Lauer

Matthew Todd "Matt" Lauer (born December 30, 1957)[2] is an American television journalist best known as the host of NBC's The Today Show since 1997. He was previously a news anchor in New York[3] and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence and Richmond. He was also host of PM Magazine (or "Evening Magazine" 1980-1986) and worked for ESPN in the 1980s as a sideline reporter. In the early 1990s, Lauer hosted segments of HBO Entertainment News.

He was born in New… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on December 16, 2009 at 10:08am — No Comments

Buckminster Fuller- A man ahead of his time...

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Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983)[1] was an American architect, author, designer, inventor, and futurist.

Fuller published more than thirty books, inventing and popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also… Continue

Added by Krasi on December 15, 2009 at 7:47pm — 1 Comment

Famous Half-Jews: Courtney Love

Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9, 1964) is an American rock musician and actress. Love is known as lead singer and lyricist for the alternative rock band Hole and for her marriage to the late Nirvana singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain. Rolling Stone called Love “the most controversial woman in the history of rock”.

Love’s mother Linda Carroll was adopted by an Italian-American couple at birth, retaining no contact with her birth father or her birth mother,… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on December 15, 2009 at 11:38am — No Comments

NASA's "Alien Eyes" - Unlocking Secrets of the Universe


"Our personal window on the Universe is terribly small within a stunnng range of wavelengths. With our eyes we see wavelengths between 0.00004 and 0.00008 of a centimeter (where, not so oddly, the Sun and stars emit most of their energy). The human visual spectrum from violet to red is but one octave on an imaginary electromagnetic piano with a keyboard hundreds of kilometers long."

James Kaler, astronomer and author… Continue

Added by Krasi on December 14, 2009 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment


Driving across the Banana River, Headed to Patrick AFB, Florida.

We are still at Patrick AFB, Florida. It has stopped raining. For the last couple days at least. It was in the 80s most of the weekend. Was really nice today until about 4:00 pm. Then the "Sea Fog" moved in. I was driving down A1A, the road along the Atlantic Coast of Florida that runs all the way from Jacksonville to Key West, when I noticed that something ahead of me seemed to be… Continue

Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 14, 2009 at 5:39pm — 7 Comments

Famous Half-Jews: Lenny Kravitz

Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and arranger whose "retro" style incorporates elements of rock, soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk and ballads.

In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often plays all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and percussion himself when recording. He is known for his elaborate stage performances and music videos. Kravitz has had… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on December 14, 2009 at 9:55am — No Comments

My Test Blog Post

Just trying to see if this thing works. eating disorder treatments
Its good to be here.

Added by missysandra on December 12, 2009 at 8:51pm — 2 Comments

Famous Half-Jews: Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone describes himself as a practicing Buddhist. Specifically, he has said he follows the Tibetan branch of Buddhism. He was not born into Buddhism, but adopted the faith as an adult.

Oliver Stone's father was a Jewish American stock broker. His mother was a French Catholic. Neither of Stone's parents were particularly religious. In fact, they raised him in neither Judaism nor Catholicism. Stone was raised as an Episcopalian, and regularly attended Episcopalian church… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on December 12, 2009 at 10:01am — No Comments

Gno Falling Stars

10 Gno Falling Stars.mp3No Falling Stars

(from the lost adventures of the prodigal son)

part 1: I’m Just A Vagabond

I wish I didn’t have to write

To tell you I Miss You So

So far away for so long now

Oh, I miss you so

No phone. No car. No hopes no dreams.

No childrens smiles

I just had to tell you

My heart’s been broke so… Continue

Added by Michael J Masiko on December 12, 2009 at 1:06am — No Comments

Survival skills and common sense

I have always loved animals, even when I was afraid to get close to some of them. I read everything I could as a child about how animals live their lives and their behavior. It came as no surprise to me that most animals would prefer to avoid serious physical conflict. To do this they communicate with each other in a variety of ways. I admire people that understand that communication. Wild animals often give us a number of chances before they escalate into behavior that could injure us. The… Continue

Added by Vernon Windsor on December 12, 2009 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Permanent lay-off

I received phone calls today from 3 of my old trucking buddies. They got permanent lay off notices and were told to clean out their trucks, they were also told that they would be receiving a seperation packet in the mail explaining Cobra benefits. 2 of them turned 62 this year like me, so they can retire if they want, the other is only 43, he's the one I'm worried about. As far as I know, there were 2 others this week for at least 5 that were let go, the others are in their 40's… Continue

Added by larry kremis on December 11, 2009 at 3:15pm — 5 Comments

The American Dream.....You have to be asleep to believe it

Added by caseyjo on December 11, 2009 at 10:59am — No Comments

Famous Half-Jews: Carly Simon

Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. She rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records, and has since been the recipient of a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for her work.

She is the former wife of another notable singer-songwriter, James Taylor, with whom she has two children: Sarah "Sally" Maria Taylor and Ben Taylor, who are also musicians.

Simon was inducted into… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on December 11, 2009 at 10:50am — No Comments

That which we call a Bimbo, by any other name...


1. a foolish, stupid, or inept person.

2. Disparaging and Offensive. an attractive but stupid young woman

The Great Alaskan Quitter was in town yesterday signing copies of "her book"...in other words, 300+ pages of blame and finger pointing written by some (well paid, I hope) ghost writer. This, of course, begs the question

1) Why would you buy a book signed by someone who didn't write… Continue

Added by Madhatterat60 on December 11, 2009 at 8:15am — 1 Comment

What Has Obama Accomplished?

Making the rounds of conservative talk shows lately is the question, "What has Obama accomplished so far?" The question is asked of of Obama supporters and the answers range from 'abolishing lobbyists' to 'securing world peace' to 'lowering taxes.'

One thing all answers have in common: They are all grounded in perception as opposed to reality.

Obama has accomplished the amazing feat of convincing millions of Americans that black is white, that cold is hot, that the bad… Continue

Added by Nancy Morgan on December 11, 2009 at 6:58am — 8 Comments


Blue Angle Aircraft on display at welcome center near pensacola, Fl

At Sumter Oaks RV Park

At Sumter Oaks RV Park

Anybody got a fishing pole? I'm at Patrick AFB, FL. This where i was when I first came across TBD back at the start of 2008. Has it been only 2 years? I have made so many friends on TBD and tbdNing that it seems… Continue

Added by CWO3ROBBIE on December 10, 2009 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

Today December 10, 2009

wandering through the myriad of memories, sorting false from true, documenting moments frozen forever in my mind, i seek release. Let the goblins of before no longer bar the door of the future.. tomorrow shall unfold as it shall, and I look to greet the day open hearted....

these rambling words seeking coherence, looking for plot, and substance.... form, function... beyond easing this pain in my head that begs release... perhaps this is how all stories begin....

This whole… Continue

Added by CelticKC on December 10, 2009 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

Not So Famous Half-Jews: Albert Gutmacher

Albert Gutmacher was a student in my graduating class at The Central High School of Philadelphia. We graduated Central in June 1971; we were in the 230th class. We weren't friends. Not even acquaintances. It's interesting and revealing that I remember he once said he was half-Jewish. Apparently that's important to me.

His father was Jewish and his mother was Italian. We were in the same English class in 12th grade--Mr. Chester Plummer's class.

I hope Mr. Gutmacher is doing… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on December 10, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

I have a headache...Religion and politics gives me a headache...put em together...Get a brain tumor

moogoly doogly smoudgeypiy realpokip.. frookey labokita fogipody wopity..kalipthy hobbowam opitasckew looogydo..I boutr hads itsy. hooklagob hoolowannapit englathablit.......Bye.

Added by caseyjo on December 9, 2009 at 9:43pm — 4 Comments

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