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    Free Facilities for Learners on the Net

    There is a new website from Trinity College which allows you to type in a sentence in Irish and it will say the words you have typed in a totally natural voice - not the usual type of robot voice you get on answering machines etc. The Donegal pronunciation is used at present, but Connaught and Munster versions are on the way. This is a fantastic development for learners, as one of the most difficult aspects of learning Irish is working out how to pronounce the words you are reading. step 1/ Type in the sentence in Irish step 2/ Press the "Déan Síntéis" button step 3/ Press the "Play mp3" button The site is found at: http://www.abair.tcd.ie/
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO6zPB4g56Q http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdUjGBk--50&feature=related
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    Bob Dylan and The Band - Forever Young

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    Police shoot homeless man 46 times

    Video has surfaced of an altercation filmed earlier this year between six officers with the Saginaw, Michigan police department and a homeless man. The cops shot 49-year-old Milton Hall 46 times, killing him. Authorities have released video footage of the July 1 encounter between Saginaw police officers and Hall, a homeless man they spotted wielding a knife in a local parking lot (warning: graphic video). Police responded to a 911 call after Milton, described by his family to CNN has suffering from “serious mental health issues,” had a disagreement with a clerk at a nearby convenience store. When law enforcement found him, he was pacing in a parking lot with a knife. “My name is Milton Hall, I just called 911. My name is Milton, and I'm pi**ed off,” Hall can be heard shouting on the amateur footage. On the uploaded clip, Hall is audibly told by a female police officer to drop his weapon, after which the suspect refuses and encourages the cops to let a dog loose on him. "Let him go. Let the motherf---ing dog go,” Hall insists. The authorities do not heed his request, but immediately after Hall screams at them to sic the dog, the video clip picks up the sound of a barrage of bullets being fired at Hall. Most estimates put the number of shots fired by the six officers at 46. “All of a sudden, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow…and he drops,” eyewitness Anthoyn Baber tells CNN. The Huffington Post reports that the six officers all involved in the shooting were initially put on administrative leave while the department investigated the shooting, which was the second police-related death in the small town of 50,000 in 2012. As of last week, Michigan State Police are actively investigating the killing, and Matthew Frey, the Republican candidate to become Saginaw County's next prosecutor, tells the Saginaw News that he will “review the case again” if investigators deem the homicide as justifiable and he is elected to the position. "I am extremely upset over what I saw,” Frey tells the paper. According to an address give from Saginaw Police Chief Gerald Cliff to CNN,Hall was “known to be an assaultive person” with “a long history” involving altercations with law enforcement, “not only with police from our department but with the county.” Even still, some say the degree to which the officers responded was unwarranted. “I’m stunned that six human beings would stand in front of one human being and fire 46 shots,” Jewel Hall, the victim’s mother, tells CNN. “I just don’t understand that. It’s a lot of pain in that because it only takes one shot, so the question is why?” The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department confirmed last week that they have begun a federal probe into Mr. Hall’s death, more than one month after it occurred. Mitchell Rivard, spokesman for Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez of the Civil Rights Division, tells Michigan Live that the DoJ will likely decline comment offering comments to the public until their investigation is complete. http://rt.com/usa/news/police-shoot-hall-saginaw-240/
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    Toscanini conducts Beethoven's Fifth

    I think it's interesting to compare the above with this Von Karajan recording - probably in the 1970s. Which one do you prefer?
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    Toscanini conducts Beethoven's Fifth

    This is wonderful. It comes from the 1950s, i.e. before conductors started arranging music to suit hi-fi recording equipment. In other words, it comes from the time that music was really music, not just a commodity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6K_IuBsRM4
  7. The other greatest film of an opera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpc9iWvfC7c
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    Wagner — Parsifal (Syberberg, 1981) 1/20

    One of the best ever filmed operas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeq8p522yKY
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    Workers' Songs

    Soviet/ USSR Anthem in English by Paul Robeson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtU3vUOa2sw
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    Workers' Songs

    Warszawianka - Paul Robeson
  11. http://www.rt.com/ne...-terrorist-806/ Iran has identified and arrested all of the terrorists involved in assassinations of the country’s nuclear scientists, Iran’s spy chief said, adding that several regional countries disturbed by Mossad-backed terrorists provided crucial information. ­Over the course of the investigation, Iran's Intelligence Ministry also detected some of Mossad's bases on the territories of one of Iran's “Western neighbors,” according to Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi. The facilities reportedly provided training and logistic support to terrorist networks. On Sunday, Iran marked one year since the assassination of nuclear researcher Daryoush Rezai, who was assassinated in front of his house in Tehran. In a statement, Moslehi shared some details of the ongoing operation to “foil the enemy's wide-scale assassination plot.” "In addition to the team [behind Rezai’s assassination], two groups in charge of training terrorists were arrested inside and outside Iran," Moslehi said, as cited by Iran's FARS news agency. Moslehi did not specify how many people had been arrested or for which killings they were allegedly responsible, but mentioned that the terrorist cells had taken meticulous measures “not to leave any clues behind,” in order to deceive Iranian intelligence. Earlier, the Islamic Republic announced that its intelligence services had managed to prevent a number of other attacks on Iranian scientists. Iran’s intelligence chief claims that his forces have already uncovered “all other elements” behind the assassinations of other the Iranian scientists as well. University professor and nuclear scientist Massoud Ali Mohammadi was assassinated in a terrorist bomb attack in Tehran in January 2010. Another university professor, Majid Shahriari, was killed in a similar bombing in November 2010. His colleague, Fereidoun Abbassi Davani, survived that attack and later became the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization. In the fifth attack in two years, on January 11, 2012, terrorists killed 32-year-old Iranian scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, together with his driver. ­ Blame game ­Iran has repeatedly pointed the finger at Mossad-trained terrorists for both the assassinations of the country’s top nuclear scientists and the attacks on its nuclear research sites. Meanwhile, on Sunday, Israeli intelligence chiefs said that “Iran and Hezbollah made preparations to carry out attacks in more than 20 countries around the world over the past two years," according to a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office. Netanyahu did not hesitate to praise his intelligence services, adding that "it is very important to be able to prove to the world that Iran and Hezbollah are behind this wave of attacks on every continent.” So far no one has claimed responsibility for the recent deadly attack in Bulgaria, in which six Israeli tourists were killed. But immediately following the tragedy, Netanyahu pointed the finger at Iran, accusing it of staging the bombing. Later, he added “Iran’s Hezbollah proxy” to the blame list. Israel also accuses Hezbollah of being behind a number of other attacks or attempted attacks on Israelis, including those in Thailand, India, Georgia, Kenya and Cyprus.
  12. Green Resistance claims to have captured one of the rats who murdered Al-Gadaffi
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    Bill Hicks on War & Freedom

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    Funny Photos

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    Daughter of Frankenstein
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    They say men think of sex every seven seconds...
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    Lenny Bruce Documentary

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    Lenny Bruce Documentary