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Johannes Brahms has a sense of humour, if you listen to alot.

Many of his works must be presented as if they are about to collapse.

Brahms – double concerto in a minor Op 102

Giuliano Carmignola and Mario Brunello, Orchestra della Toscana.

The latest I could find of “Carmignola Brahms”

Another human ended, RIP Lyra McKee.

Reality aligns itself with something only subject to cost, never sense.

Lyra McKee: Lost Girl of the Troubles

“The past is never dead,” wrote William Faulkner. “It is not even past.” The senseless shooting dead of journalist and author Lyra McKee by dissident republicans in Derry last night feels like the worst of our past reaching out its cold, dead hand to rob us of the best of our future.

What the gun used against peace costs.

The night they drove old dixie down

The Last Waltz (1978) – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Scene (5/7) | Movieclips

The Last Waltz – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down: Levon Helm leads The Band through a passionate take of the Civil War-inspired song, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”.

When old things burn, we tend to restore them.

David Lammy will prove to be problematic for the crypto-NAZIs.

Opinion: David Lammy is spot on – the British right is tumbling into extremism

The backlash to David Lammy’s comments yesterday has been entirely predictable and hypocritical. If there’s one thing for which you can rely on Brexiteers, it’s to blame others for the mess they spent years carefully creating.

soon afterwards Lord Heseltine concurred.

Theresa May: Examining Immateriality

Sitting back in the audience, you realize that the primary reason this show failed wasn’t so much the casting, but the entire premise. Through the years I’ve had this adage towards most historiography in general (aka myth-making):

“Only the foolish will pick their own heroes.”

Theresa May’s Brexit speech in full

The Prime Minister has spelled out her plans for Brexit – with a warning that she is ready to walk away from negotiations unless Brussels offers a good deal. Theresa May promised that MPs would get a vote on that deal. But she also made clear that Brexit would mean leaving the single market for good.

“Hoisted on her own petard”

The Lancaster house speech is unique in that EVERYTHING Theresa May pointed out was turned upon it head and revealed her dishonesty… very plainly and without much dispute indeed. Please allow this video a lengthy listen from an historical perspective to learn exactly how she approached Brexit, but not how she managed this fiasco at all .

Why did it have to be that way?.. Epic failure? Today at this point I believe it is mainly due to the anointment of a hero archetype by their own press. Completely unnecessary for the task at hand, yet she accepted that immaterialism willingly. In this telling speech, she identifies merely 3 subjects:

  • “I” (herself)
  • “We” (britain)
  • “Europe” (non-britain)

…for a major policy speech aimed at brexiteers. Who needed that really? Only the Brit tabloid press and their myth-making. Her own Tory party had already accepted her as the one to complete brexit, so they must have been right all along she thought. “So job #1 must be to feed this narrative for their sake”.

Bad idea prime minister, acting the role of paladin. It will never be good enough.


Hook ’em Horns.

In Bubbles, She Sees a Mathematical Universe

For Karen Uhlenbeck, winner of the Abel Prize for math, a whimsical phenomenon offers a window onto higher dimensions. Credit Credit Kym Cox/Science Source PRINCETON, N.J. – On the evening of March 19, the mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck gathered with revelers at the Institute for Advanced Study for a champagne reception.

we also won the NIT championship, over some team starting with the letter L.

Why mornings take longer to rise

Therefore, Jew, Though justice be thy plea, consider this, That, in the course of justice, none of us Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;

-Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice” (c 1596)

The quality of mercy (Shakespeare quote) – Wikipedia

” The quality of mercy” is a quote by Portia in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice ; it occurs during Act 4, Scene 1, set in a Venetian Court of Justice. It is the speech in which Portia begs Shylock for mercy.

grows on you as time goes by.

How Brexit looks to the audience

On parliamentarians talented, vainglorious, entertaining and anarchic

NICK BOLES’S dramatic resignation from the Conservative Party on Monday April 1st-he announced that was leaving the party and marched out of the chamber upon learning that a bill he had sponsored had fallen badly short of the votes it needed-is a significant moment in the transformation of the Tories from a pragmatic ruling party into …

Well worth watching for who is democratic.

Here was a country “determined to commit economic suicide but unable even to agree on how to kill itself”, led by “a ship of fools” unwilling to “compromise with one another and with reality”. The result was an “epic failure of political leadership”, Friedland said: scary stuff, but “you can’t fix stupid”.

A shambles on which the sun never sets: how the world sees Brexit

Rapt observers around the globe are confused, amused and saddened by a crisis that has torn Britain’s reputation for stability to shreds

This is a document post.

Heheheheee. I wonder what peeps will say in 2119?


Remembering Imperial Japan in the 1930s

Video purports to show British troops firing at Jeremy Corbyn poster

MoD investigating footage that appears to show Paras firing rounds at image of Labour leader

Runaway Horses.

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