Nothing could have more dramatically showed the gaping divide between the elitism of Washington D.C. and the chaos in America’s inner cities.
Over the weekend Washington celebrated itself at the annual White House Correspondents dinner that reeked of self regard and excess. Reporters, editors, anchor persons and legions of energetic wannabes mingled with members of Congress, current and former bureaucrats, and the most treasured guests of all, Hollywood celebrities.
Meanwhile, only miles north of the nation’s capital, an urban riot was taking …
This arrived via social media. Check out the first entry. Saudi Arabia has been the principal exporter of Wahhabism, which, due to its fundamentalist nature, creates the justification for Islamic terrorism. What are they buying for that 10 to 25 million dollars?
BEING SMOTHERED IN THEIR OWN TANGLED WEBS: BBC News “How Modern Art Became Trapped by its Urge to Shock”
Key quote from the article, a summary of how the contemporary art world conspires to inflate inferior productions and specious reputations:
“Originality requires learning, hard work, the mastery of a medium and – most of all – the refined sensibility and openness to experience that have suffering and solitude …
Watch as climbers at Base Camp get hit with avalanche triggered by the devastating Nepalese earthquake.
A climber gives an update on the status of the rescue efforts from his place along the mountain.
Alan Arnette, who’s website is devoted to Alzheimer’s research, is providing audio messages and written updates of his experience, here.
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