Thursday, December 24, 2015

There is a Santa Clause

SANTAHOOD IS COMING TO TOWN
a strange and wondrous tale
by charles mistretta 93'

ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY,
I GRABBED MY BAG IN SUCH A FURY,
WANTING TO PLEASE LITTLE GIRLS AND BOYS.

THOSE REINDEER GROANED AND MUSED WITH RANCOR,
THEN NEVER WAS HEARD SUCH SNORTS OF BANTER,
QUIVERING I FILLED MY SACK WITH TOYS.

THE NIGHT SO FULL ANTICIPATING,
WONDROUS DONATIONS COMMISERATING,
DID I DESERVE THIS GIFT TO PLEASE?

OLD BONES RACKED WITH ARDOR SENSING,
AN AWESOME RIDE AHEAD IN FENCING,
MY CALLING NEVER ENDING THIS NIGHT OF TEASE.

THESE WORDS SO STUPEFYING, CONFUSING,
FIEND REGRET FOR THE LOSING,
SO MUCH - SO FEW - HAS GOT TO BE A CRIME.

THEN I OH CHAMPION A GLEAMING,
CONTRIBUTE MORE MY SACK IS TEAMING,
WITH TOYS FROM LITTLE GIRLS AND BOYS.

WHOSE LIVES NOW QUIETLY ESTEEMING,
IN DESTITUTION THEY ARE GLEANING,
FROM MY SIMPLE ACTS OF PEASANT JOY.

I THE SANTA TOYS FOR TAKING,
DESIRE CHARITY RELISH RAKING,
NEW CHILDREN'S' EYES WILL GLISTEN EVER MORE.





Friday, December 18, 2015

Virgin

Virgin Mary representation 
May the season bring you and yours happines and joy

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Are you really Santa

"Yes little girl"  The man kneeling is Frankenstein - a family joke.

Thanks Steve  for the seasonal topping 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Naughty or Nice

19:20 She said: How can I have a son and no mortal has yet touched me, nor have I been unchaste?

English Translation of the Holy Quran by Maulana Muhammad Ali



Happy person

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Aquatic sea creatures

video

Purple and yellow Blenny called a rope fish
An easy to keep living salt water fish
Burrows in the sand looking for morsels of food
Lives in a bottle or in underground  tunnels

Saturday, December 05, 2015

University of Tampa



UT offers 200 areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students.[3] Classes maintain a 17:1 student-faculty ratio.[5] UT employs no teaching assistants.

Some of UT's most popular majors include international business, biology, management, marine science, criminology, finance, communication, sport management and nursing. UT recently launched a new major in cybersecurity.[6]

Source Wiki

Money

What to do with it
Blog does not endorsement this video - information only

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Merry Christmas in Many Languges

 
Here's how to wish people "Merry Christmas" in more than 80 different languages. The original version of this list appeared in Brigada.
Afrikaans - 'n Geseende Kersfees en 'n voorspoedige Nuwejaar
Afrikaans - Een Plesierige Kerfees
Albanian -- Gezuar Krishtlindje
Arabic - I'd Miilad Said Oua Sana Saida
Armenian - Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Azeri - Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
Basque - Zorionstsu Eguberri. Zoriontsu Urte Berri On
Bengali - Bodo Din Shubh Lamona
Bohemian - Vesele Vanoce
Breton - Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
Bulgarian - Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Celtic - Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
Chinese -
     (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
     (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun
     (Hong Kong) Kung Ho Hsin Hsi. Ching Chi Shen Tan
Cornish - Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
Cree - Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
Croatian - Sretan Bozic
Czech - Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish - Gladelig Jul
Dutch - Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
English - Merry Christmas
Esperanto - Gajan Kristnaskon
Estonian - Roomsaid Joulu Puhi
Farsi - Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
Finnish - Hyvaa joulua
French - Joyeux Noel
Frisian - Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier
German - Froehliche Weihnachten
Greek - Kala Christouyenna
Hawaiian - Mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew - Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Hindi - Bada Din Mubarak Ho
Hungarian - Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
Icelandic - Gledileg Jol
Indonesian - Selamat Hari Natal
Iraqi - Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish - Nollaig Shona Dhuit
Italian - Buon Natale or Buone Feste Natalizie
Japanese - Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Kala - Khristougena kai Eftikhes to Neon Etos
Korean - Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Latvian - Priecigus Ziemas Svetkus un Laimigu Jauno Gadu
Lettish - Priecigus Ziemassvetkus
Lithuanian - Linksmu Kaledu
Manx - Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
Maori - Meri Kirihimete
Marathi - Shub Naya Varsh
Navajo - Merry Keshmish
Northern Sotho - Matlhatse le matlhogonolo mo ngwageng o moswa.
Norwegian - God Jul Og Godt Nytt Aar
Pennsylvania German - En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei
Yaahr
Papiamento - Bon Pasku i Felis Anja Nobo
Pig Latin - Errymay ristmaskay
Polish - Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
Portuguese - Feliz Natal (Used in Portugal, Brazil and several former Portuguese colonies)
Rapa-Nui - Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua
Romanian - Craciun Fericit
Russian - Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom
Samoan - La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Serbian - Hristos se rodi
Scottish - Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur
Serbian - Hristos se rodi
Singhalese - Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
Slavonic - Christos Razdajetsja! Slavite Jeho!
Slovak - Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
Slovene - Vesele Bozicne. Screcno Novo Leto
Spanish - Feliz Navidad (Used in Spain as well as Mexico and most of Central and South America)
Swahili - Krismasi Njema
Swedish - God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt Ar
Tagalog - Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon
Tamil - Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal
Thai - sooK San wan Christmas
Turkish - Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukrainian - Srozhdestvom Kristovym
Urdu - Bara Din Mubarak Ho
Vietnamese - Chung Mung Giang Sinh
Waray - Maupay nga Pasko ngan Mainuswagon nga Bag-o nga Tu-ig
Welsh - Nadolig Llawen
Zulu - Nginifisela inhlanhla ne mpumelelo e nyakeni.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Foreign Policymakers Must Factor In Religion

Moscow-City at night


Source: Putin’s Russia: Rich are facing cash-out conundrum

First Published      Last Updated Nov 13 2015 05:15 pm

Moscow

It's been a quarter century since the fall of the Soviet empire triggered one of history's greatest wealth transfers.

Now bankers are preparing for another as Russia's first generation of capitalists makes way for the next.

Confidential surveys of dozens of millionaires and billionaires conducted since European and U.S. economic sanctions began last year show Russia's wealthy are finding little support within the country's legal framework to pass down businesses. A majority say they're taking the issue of succession seriously for the first time.

"Owners of major enterprises are basically hostages," said Alena Ledeneva, a professor of politics at University College London, who has studied the workings of power networks in Russia for two decades. "They can suggest their kids as hostages to take their place, but only Putin's system will decide whether to incorporate them or not."

The result could be a surge in transactions for Russian businesses in coming years, according to Phoenix Advisors, a Moscow-based investment firm that helps entrepreneurs navigate succession and transition planning challenges.

Half of the respondents to a PricewaterhouseCoopers study released in 2014 said they plan to sell their holdings, more than double the global average.

More than half the respondents to a survey from the Moscow Skolkovo School of Management Wealth Transformation Centre that was released in February believe that "large Russian companies will not become family dynasties."

The PwC study surveyed 2,484 executives and directors in 40 countries, including 57 in Russia. The Skolkovo survey surveyed 39 Russian business leaders.

The center is based in a tech and educational hub in Moscow championed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and supported by billionaires Viktor Vekselberg, Roman Abramovich, Alexander Abramov and Petr Aven, who are part of its affiliated experts group.

President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov didn't respond to requests for comment.

For the country's richest people it's a pricey problem.

The 22 Russians on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index daily ranking of the world's 400 wealthiest people control about $200 billion combined and more than half of that — $115 billion — is tied up in closely held or publicly traded companies operating in Russia.

The problem they face is one that's unique to the country's particular brand of capitalism.

Russia's tradition of dynastic wealth ended when the Bolsheviks swept to power a century ago, and the post-Soviet economy that has been shaped under Putin favors cultivated personal relationships and a mastery of rules that are for the most part unwritten.

"The combination of an aging generation of entrepreneurs with the tendency to exit rather than pass on to the family is a specific characteristic of the Russian market," said Ilya Solarev from UBS Wealth Management, which manages nearly $500 billion for high net worth individuals.

As a result, the vast majority of wealthy Russians have had to nurture ties to people with various kinds of power — from lawmakers and tax officials to regulators and other owners — for years and even decades.

This creates a form of "intangible capital" that can't be "automatically transferred to the next generation," the Skolkovo center said.

"The most important thing is law enforcement," one respondent is cited as saying in the survey. "Why earn another billion if the first one will be seized?"








Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Monday, November 09, 2015

Family and friends

Kids I had and the ones I grew up with, time: 80's

Industrial photography camera

Log-E Robertson Large Format Process Camera - used for photo lithography - dial micrometers precisely placed lens board and object board for production of thin metal beryllium coper parts   
Circa: late 70's

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Not funny

Disease, pestilence and warring have culled the populace
to such a degree, the Kevorkians have experienced a downturn
in clients and their future is uncertain. Not to worry, his practice
will live on at Hospice and the TV series Dexter. 

Again the title of this blog is not a joke.  The posting are the result
of a mind with few limitations, both good and without taste.  Want
to be bipolar?  This is just a morsel of memories served without choice. 

Plasmids

A plasmid is a small DNA molecule within a cell that is physically separated from a chromosomal DNA and can replicate independently. They are most commonly found in bacteria as small, circular, double-stranded DNA molecules; however, plasmids are sometimes present in archaea and eukaryotic organisms. In nature, plasmids often carry genes that may benefit the survival of the organism, for example antibiotic resistance. While the chromosomes are big and contain all the essential information for living, plasmids usually are very small and contain only additional information. Artificial plasmids are widely used as vectors in molecular cloning, serving to drive the replication of recombinant DNA sequences within host organisms.
Plasmids are considered replicons, a unit of DNA capable of replicating autonomously within a suitable host. However, plasmids, like viruses, are not generally classified as life.[1] Plasmids can be transmitted from one bacterium to another (even of another species) via three main mechanisms: transformation, transduction, and conjugation


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