This past week much of the world memorialized the Shoah, the Holocaust, by recognizing the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the dual slavish labor camp and industrial scale murder camp which combined murdered approximately ten percent of the estimated twelve to fourteen million souls exterminated in all of the Concentration Camps. People often hear only about the Jewish lives lost in the Concentration Camps and the others are often glossed over, an unfortunate side-effect of the Jews having great cause as two-thirds of European Jewry and approaching half of the world’s Jews (many set the number around forty percent) perished in the Concentration Camps thus giving the Jews a heavier burden through affect and such they have been the guarantors of preventing such from happening again; thus their cry of ‘Never Again!’ Also targeted for extermination by the Nazi death machines, the Nazi Concentration Camps, were the Roma…
View original post 1,781 more words
How to say “Ready” in French
AJR is a New York City-based indie pop band composed of brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met.
The band is a DIY pop group who write, produce, and mix their own material in the living room of their Chelsea apartment.
Their music style has been described as “eclectic”, combining elements of pop, doo-wop,electronic, and dubstep.
They have opened for Demi Lovato, Hoodie Allen, Lindsey Stirling, The Vamps, The Wanted, and Train (band)
AJR – I’m Ready
Brooke Gabrielle Fraser Ligertwood, better known as Brooke Fraser (born 15 December 1983),
is a New Zealand musician best known for her third studio album Flags, and hit single “Something in the Water“.
Fraser is one of the top selling and most popular recording artists of all time in New…
View original post 36 more words
I’ve been amazed this week by the speed at which the moaning has begun about the new Greek Government. Athenian right-wingers on Twitter don’t have a good thing to say about them, and nor do their British counterparts: all is cynicism, all is “a bunch of student Marxists”, “Varoufakis will last two months tops”, “ridiculous gesture politics” and more sour grapes. One talked of Varoufakis developing “a cult of personality”, a thing that anyone who knows the guy would reject immediately.
To me, the Syriza administration looks efficient, radical, and tough in its actions, shrewd in its preparations for the coming Troika battle, and conscious of the need to set a tone. That tone is very clear: there will be no graft in this government, and no pomp. The world is sick, and we’re here to cure Greeks…
View original post 1,101 more words