The Week’s Best Cartoons 10/1 — Filosofa’s Word

I seem to have a bouncing mind this weekend for I have three separate posts in process, but haven’t managed to finish a single one of them!  So, I figured there’s no better time than the present to see what cartoons our friend TokyoSand has managed to dig up for us!  Naturally, Hurricane Ian is […]

The Week’s Best Cartoons 10/1 — Filosofa’s Word

An ‘epidemic of murder’: Are Russia’s millionaires dying to fund Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine? – ABC News

Rather, he said the deaths demonstrate President Putin’s desperation to maintain control of one of the most lucrative sectors in the Russian economy — the oil and gas industry.

“Vladimir Putin has been kneecapped by the sanctions,” he said.

“He’s the richest man in the world and he holds his money via these individuals called the Russian oligarchs, who have all been sanctioned.

“The only money that hasn’t really been sanctioned has been the revenues from the oil and gas industry, and he needs more money now to run his war.”

Mr Browder said they would be under pressure to provide some of that money to the Kremlin, and used the example of the chairman of Lukoil, Ravil Maganov, who was found dead on September 1.

“These people all sit in front of large cash flows or assets,” he said.

“I would suspect that this guy said “no” and then the best way of getting that flow of cash is to kill him and then ask his replacement the same question.

“I would suspect that Putin gets a cut of whatever redirected flows of money are resulting from these murders.”

Source: An ‘epidemic of murder’: Are Russia’s millionaires dying to fund Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine? – ABC News

João Cabral de Melo Neto

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” Os sonhos cobrem-se de pós.

Um último esforço de concentração

morre no meu peito de homem enforcado.

Tenho no meu quarto manequins corcundas

Onde me reproduzo

e me contemplo em silêncio.

João Cabral de Melo Neto. Poesias Completas. 3 ed. Rio de Janeiro: José Olympio, 1979.p 37p )

João Cabral de Melo Neto. Literatura brasileira em diálogo com outras literaturas e outras linguagens. William Cereja e Thereza Cochar. Editora Atual. 5 ed reform. São Paulo, 2013

Marii Freire

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Why Do I Like Gandhi?

ROAD TO NARA

Because he was an admirable Walker, to start with.

2nd of October is imprinted in each Indians heart. Not only because it is M.K Gandhi’s birthdate. But to us growing up in India this day was always a holiday till we knew why?

From my last year’s Essay on Knowing Gandhi and Learning from Mahatma, I myself have come a long way in understanding Politics and Public Service. I have taken small steps in sharing my Yoga dhyana and health as a class, and as much speaking about many issues with children and parents at School and otherwise.

I have long admired MK Gandhi. But not only for the usual reasons, some of you may know from previous year’s essays. But Something where I connect with him. He was a great walker; indeed one of the hardiest, most determined walkers of all time. I acknowledge it because I…

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Did You Know That? More Etceteras

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Meet Austria’s young marmot whisperer. Eight-year-old Matteo Walch’s friendship with a clan of Alpine animals has spanned more than half his lifetime.“When we come, they run straight to him,” Matteo’s mother, Michaela Walch, a mathematics teacher and amateur photographer, told TODAY.com.

The mother-and-son team have been traveling from their home in Innsbruck to Hohe Tauern National Park in Grossglockner to spend time with the large ground squirrels since Matteo was just 3 years old.Like a horse whisperer or dog whisperer, the schoolboy has an uncanny ability to interact with the normally skittish wild animals — even greeting them nose to nose and having them climb in his lap

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The new approved covid shot has now been authorized in the U.S. for a full month, but nearly half of adults have heard little or nothing about it, according to a new report. (Yesterday I…

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Logic and Languages Help Our Future, on Day 30/67

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

      My thoughts on Day 30/67, 5 Month GED, Similar Triangle Ratios, and Adulting as lifelong language learning learners, in week 8/18, have been on applying logic to similar languages and contexts (and on how reading anything interesting transfers to reading other materials, like voter registration and ballot text…) in ways that help connect ideas, as a mind-map does:
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Studying different languages, and applying those other ways of thinking in the context of a different grammatical system, but similar context of needing to communicate ideas, are also crucial in the voting process, and

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   Voting in the upcoming midterms iscrucial to our republic, and to our future.

Shira

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♫ Fire and Rain ♫ (Redux)

Filosofa's Word

I last played this one a couple of years ago, but tonight I’m just in the mood for some James Taylor … hope you are too!


I love James Taylor’s voice … it is sensual, somehow.  It is … as if he is singing to me and only me.  I did not know, until doing a brief bit of research for this music post, that he had been heavily into drugs.  Silly me, eh … what else should I have expected?  Sigh.

Taylor wrote this in 1968 at three different times. He started it in London, where he auditioned for The Beatles’ Apple Records. He later worked on it in a Manhattan Hospital, and finished it while in drug rehab at The Austin Riggs Center in Massachusetts. In a 1972 Rolling Stone interview, Taylor explained: “The first verse is about my reactions to the death of a friend (that would…

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La canción del domingo – A Song for Sunday — JaZzArt en València

(The Beatles en/in 1965. Photo: Billboard, May 1965) Los que ya me conocen saben que soy fanático, venga, pero super fanático de The Beatles, y os digo que sus canciones nunca se me agotan, nunca se me hacen viejas y siempre me fascinan de muchas maneras. Esta canción “Think for Yourself” siempre ha sido una […]

La canción del domingo – A Song for Sunday — JaZzArt en València