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Federal immigration officials are not adequately policing contractors running immigrant detention centers where serious problems are often going unreported, according to a report the inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security released last week. In some cases, contractors ― including both private businesses and public operations, such as county jails ― failed to notify Immigration…

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Novo ciclo (Via – a Estátua de Sal)

via Novo ciclo


Sharon

Oh, Darn…
I’m still getting over my Leonard (Oh Leonard, my Leonard (  !¡ )
and I don’t know when that will happen.

This image I found on the internet, through a ''google search'', nevertheless, I can't ascertain the original source or photographer. If anyone knows, please let me know.

This image I found on the internet, through a ”google search”, nevertheless, I can’t ascertain the original source or photographer. If anyone knows, please let me know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now….

 

We’ve now lost a warrior  of LOve and Beauty. Perhaps she’ll be singing some of his poems somewhere in the universe tonight, or her own work, I do not know.

And I shall use my best English,  for all I can say is:

 

Fucking disease, Fuck thyself..,

f**k thyself royally.


Dear Sharon..

(I’m at a loss for words, but, may you continue to shine through your music and stance)

Goodnight princess


(the ”featured image” (one of Sharon Jones) for this post comes from – HERE)

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New Years – and new requests (um novo ano e um pedido novo)

Something about promoting airline tickets and respective companies with a picture of a plane taking a nose dive leaves me uneasy.

 

– makes one wonder if the company was bought by..
– or wonder if these people are helped out by that cute little mob that sells their crude oil at “peanuts” per barrel.
If so, if such is the case, the image makes sense I guess (who knows where publicists get their ideas from nowadays).

 

 

picture by Nelson Garrido used in - "Publico" newspaper article

 

 

 

Well I guess you may like to peak at this link that contains the advertisement I’m referring to.
Link – News article (in Portuguese)

 

I suppose it may be of use to look at the News article regarding that cute little mob of angry munchkins that sell their crude as mentioned above (and have done so for quite some time now it appears)  You know, they are that cute little band that oficially no one likes but have no problem selling their produce it seems.
Link – News Article (in English)

 

Well, at least in my case it sure would be comforting to know from whom airline companies (along with other entities and industries – be they public or in the private sector) get their petrol. In the case of airline services I do not suspect low-cost companies more than others that charge more to fly us around. I actually suspect them equally. Yes, such things would be comforting to know.
– Don’t feel like taking any rides till then..

I suppose this is my New Request for the New Year.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credits for the image above: Nelson Garrido
– used in the “Público” news article:
►http://fugas.publico.pt/Viagens/343234_saldos-de-ano-novo-na-ryanair-com-voos-desde-9-99-euros

 

Happy New Year.

 

 

 

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Uma imagem que tem um avião com o nariz para baixo.. e a pique..
Bolas.
(medoooooo)

 

Não sei onde as brilhantes cabeças do “marquetingue”-ing vão buscar suas ideias luminosas mas creio que andam a fumar coisas estranhas.. Talvez tenha sido devido a excessos da noite do ano novo (quiçá). Quem sou eu para criticar?

(imagem encontrada no artigo do jornal Público – LIGAÇÂO)

 

 

Querem ver que esta companhia foi comprada pelos ‘bobís’ que vendem o petrol. a ‘peanuts’, lá naqueles lados complicados, que oficialmente ninguém gosta mas, onde o vão comprar.. Se foi entendo a imagem, claro, nada de publicidade enganosa.., orapoisclaro (para não embirrarem comigo, deixo a ligação para se saber de quais ‘bobís’ falo.. que bobís há muitos, bem sei..

LIGAÇÃO – notícia em inglês

 

Assim sendo já tenho um ‘pedido novo’ para o ‘novo ano’.
Gostaria de saber a proveniência dos produtos petrolíferos comprados e empregues nas companhias aéreas, assim como em outras de outra natureza, quer sejam elas públicas ou privadas.

Isto não quer dizer que o ter baixo preço seja uma manipulação ou jogo sujo, para obter lucros, pois no caso de bilhetes mais caros (e neste caso das companhias aéreas) nada me garante que não façam o mesmo.  Desde que há vários meses tomei conhecimento destes saldos no mercado petrolífero que desconfio de todos, os que vendem mais caro assim como os que vendem mais barato os seus bilhetes.  E não, não desconfio (infelizmente) apenas das companhias aéreas.
Já nada sei.
Apenas sei que tais notícias é mais que suficiente para não pôr os pézinhos numa aeronave, por exemplo, sem tal saber.. enfim.

 

Bom ano novo, a todos.
Espero que este ano nos traga menos insanidade ao mundo e vos encontre de saúde.

Bem hajam.

 

 

 

“Amelia – it was just a false alarm.. ” (how I hope it is, indeed)
Love this – I’ll leave it here. It’s always relieving to listen, touch, see or smell beautiful things be they the air, harmonies, melodies, birds in the meadow, fresh snow, the ground after it rains, the warm breath or voice of those we love, the movement of the hand (that hand) that touches your knee, the sun upon your face.. the giggling of children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Playing For Change Day – Cascais (Portugal) 21 de Setembro / September 21st

This post is in English (En) and Portuguese (PT)

 

 

 

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É com muito prazer e orgulho que anuncio um evento, cuja organização e coordenação em Portugal é feito por Bernardo Freire da Cruz , hoje, Sábado dia 21 de Setembro (2013), em Cascais, entre as 16h e 23h.
Ao todo neste dia irão ocorrer pelo mundo fora 288 eventos nos 54 países envolvidos.

Citarei o que está no evento que foi colocado na rede social FB, aqui, logo a seguir à imagem e texto em inglês que se seguem.

 

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It is my extreme pleasure to announce a dear friend and colleague’s organizing of (and performing as well in) “Playing for Change”

in Portugal.

I have been informed by  Bernardo Freire da Cruz that it shall be held in Cascais today – Saturday 21st of September, 2013 between 4pm and 11pm.

I leave you the information gathered from the FB “event” beneath the image belown
(it is also in both tongues)

Admission to the event is free, to those who can make it out to Cascais, I truly hope you have a great time.

 

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(Event / Evento)
Hoje

16:00 até 23:00

(tempo – Limpo 25°C)
Concertos de Angariação pela Educação Musical – ENTRADA LIVRE
Reunimos um grupo com vontade de fazer a diferença e participar no 1LOVE Playing for Change Day.
Entre concertos de variados estilos que se vão prolongar pela tarde fora e o ambiente chill out que o próprio jardim proporciona, contamos com a tua presença para tornar este dia memorável.
Estaremos no Parque Palmela, em Cascais, a partir das 16h00 até às 23h30 do dia 21 de Setembro (Dia Internacional da Paz).

A todos os amantes de música,
Até Já!

We gathered a group hoping to make a difference and take part in 1LOVE Playing for Change Day.
Between concerts of various styles that will last through the afternoon and a chill out atmosphere that the garden provides, we count on your presence to make this day memorable.
We will be in Parque Palmela, Cascais, from 04:00pm until 11h30pm on 21 September (International Day of Peace).

To all music lovers
See you there!

Os Nossos Músicos:

Ruca Fernandes(fado/jazz)
Acompanhado ao piano por Bernardo Cruz
SweetArt(mellow jazz)
LS ( Vice-Campeoão Nacional de beatbox 2012)
Zé Cruz (ethnic)
Mariachi & Rouxinol (flamenco)
Fabrik of Luv (hip-hop/funk/soul)
Imajinn Gugolplex (metal progressivo instrumental)
Standback (Rock’n’roll)
Cat Green & the Strange Fellas (Funk)

Eles vão ajudar, e tu?

Com o Apoio de:
Rota Jovem
Pedaços de Aventura

As doações podem ser efectuadas no local ou directamente neste site:
http://playingforchangeday.org/show/playing-for-change-day–cascais

As causas para onde o dinheiro irá reverter podem ser encontradas aqui:
http://playingforchange.org/


Paths

    

(The Winding Way)

part one of two

part two of two

Kafka    (2005  tintas acrílicas s/tela )

 

 

 

 

 

some paths are embued in the sweet fragance of Life’s vigour

others seem to be misconstructions

from the kidnapped souls of bartered inexistence

(where)  

measured resilience

(is an involuntary witness)

– as one stretches beyond elastic limits                                                                   (. )

( , )
(and)

–  life, lost over anguish, hunger, dillusion                                                               (as)

(and)

– time                                                                                                                      (, )
traveled by an electric array of fractal movement through space                           (, )
helplessly implodes into reality.

What of it?

 To lose so much pain on the misery of others

to live
soggily

to barely breathe
through Futility’s nostrils
in tiny fotons of gasps
quantumly taken
from the alleged angel of light

how sad

       how truly
and utterly
vacant  

 

 

Why doesn’t the certainty of an ardently awaiting crowd of maggots

in that proverbial hole in the ground bring forth a will:

– for perception?

– to fathom?

– to be?

– ?

How many faraos?

How many?

How many does it take to see:

– a box full of void?

– death
or its decoy?

Under what firmament will – 
How long before – 

the lifeless celuloide of a thousand broken dreams
of others
for the gain of a mindless mimick of Man

mirror(s) the decay?

What profit is there                                                                                                                        (?)
– to happily wallow in  the shame of an inane existance                                                  (?)
tightly wound,  speeding swiftly and directly into a luke cold state of nothing    (?)

(to be dust under the feet of strangers… )

                                                                                               ?

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I may be gone for a while thus I wish to leave something that always puts smiles all over my insides.

Wishing all a happy remainder of summer.

(take care)

 PART ONE of four

PART TWO of four

PART THREE of four

PART FOUR of four

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Nelson Mandela – 18 de Julho (July 18)

Que dia tão bonito…

(truly a beautiful day..)

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Nelson Mandela – born July 18 , 1918.

« O medo mais profundo não é o de sermos inadequados. O nosso medo mais profundo é o sermos poderosos muito além da medida. É a nossa “luz” e não as nossas trevas que nos assusta mais.

E perguntamo-nos a nós mesmos: quem sou eu para ser tido(a) como brilhante, maravilhoso(a), talentoso(a), fabuloso(a)?

Então assim sendo, quem é que não deverias (deverás) ser?

És filho de Deus. Fazer o papel de quem “pequeno” é não serve (nada adianta) neste mundo. Nada se “ilumina” ao se encolher para que o “outro” não se sinta inseguro em nosso redor. Fomos todos feitos para brilhar, brilhar como brilham as crianças. Nascemos para que se manifeste a glória de Deus que cada um traz dentro de si. Não está apenas presente em alguns de nós, está em todos. E conforme deixamos a nossa própria “luz” brilhar, inconscientemente permitimos “ao Outro” (aos outros) fazer o mesmo. Ao libertarmo-nos do nosso próprio medo a nossa presença automaticamente liberta “o Outro” (os outros). »

Tradução:  Maria MFA Costa

(e assim de repente vem à mente um pensamento que provêm de ‘outra’ pérola da Humanidade –
“A única maneira de castigar quem se ama é sofrer em seu lugar.” – Mohandas Gandhi)

 

 

 

 


Post Scriptum: date – July 18th, 2018

 

I have become aware that the above quote, has been wrongly attributed to the great  Nelson Mandela, over the years, and at the time I was writing this post in celebration of his birthday (he was still with us) I wasn’t even aware that it had been attributed to his 1994 inauguration speeches , specifically.

Not that he wouldn’t be capable of such a beautiful thought (for we all know he was), but in truth, at such a moment in time, it would be out of context – upon the achievement of being elected after having gone through such turmoil, hardship and struggle – as a freedom-fighter.
So, I leave you with LINKs to his 1994 inaugural speeches (for they are no less inspirational, and truly worth the read), and out of fairness also a link to the actual author – one who was flattered when she became aware that many had placed her words in the mind of Madiba at such an incredibly moving moment in History.

Thank you, for reading this, and have a stunningly beautiful Madiba Day!

 

LINK – May 10, 1994 – by President Nelson Mandela  (This is such a wonderful read, indeed)

LINK – May 9, 1994 – by President Nelson Mandela (incredible, and uplifting moments in History)

 

LINK  – NelsonMandelaOrg/Search

 

– Link  to the author of the passage whence, apparently, the above words had come from, and subsequently,  wrongfully attributed to President Mandela.  The internet has been a source of misinformation, and I wish to not take part in that (though inadvertently, I had).

 

 


LINK (I do love this image ♥ )

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by Alan Craig (see Link, or write the following in your browser) http://www.craigalanart.com/view.php?ipg=detail&cid=708&index=60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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