Known for writing in unconventional time signatures, the Dave Brubeck Quartet was/is widely regarded as the last and likely best of the "Cool Jazz" groups.
The cool style of play was forced upon Brubeck after a neck and spinal cord injury suffered in a diving, maybe surfing accident made it difficult for him to play the fast one note runs that were popular among jazz pianists of the day, forcing him into a slower style of play that featured more complex rhythms and harmonies along with chunkier revolving chords.
From their classic album Time Out, this is the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Dave Brubeck on Piano, his longtime partner Paul Desmond on the Alto Sax, Eugene Wright on the upright bass and Joe Morello on the drums performing their international hit in 5/4 time.
As expected, there was only one public comment on our September 11, 2001 post and no likes at facebook.
Which of course is no surprise as how the hell can anyone possibly like anything having to do with such a gutless attack on innocent people.
Also as expected, my email account got real busy with video from our friends who suspect we aren't getting the whole truth about this thing, but are a little afraid to be labelled as nuts.
We have no such fears here as we cheerfully admit to being at best a little nuts, and we don't trust what our government has to say on any issue one inch further than we are able pick up the Washington Monument and throw it.
Which brings us to this particular post which we started well over a year ago, and left on the shelf as we explored those explanations offered at the many, many 9/11 conspiracy theory debunking sites that can be found all over the internet, the best of which we link to once again here.
The following is the series of videos that first caused us to muse as follows.
And then ...
All right then, the video below is a compilation of footage from about every angle imaginable of the collapse of Building 7 of the World Trade Center.
At 46 seconds take note of the dark rectangle at the second and third stories from the top of Building 7 and the older brick and stone skinned structure in the lower right hand corner of the shot that enable you to clearly identify Building 7 and its location.
Now check out the video below where you are being told by the BBC of the collapse of Building 7, "the Salomon Brothers Building" as it is/was known.
At 1:17 Jane Standley steps out of the shot saying, "As you can see behind me ..."
Look in the upper right hand corner.
IT'S STILL STANDING.
Now, here's some footage from the ground.
You have your basic New York City cop moving people back from the site while clearly telling them "The building is about to blow up"
I'll agree with anyone that this particular bit of footage isn't evidence of much, but to say "blow up" rather than "fall down" gets my attention.
Finally, you get this site.
It's my opinion that these guys probably aren't knuckleheads.
Thanks to Elizabeth K for pointing us at this whole thing.
Sharyl Attkisson is an investigative journalist based in Washington D.C. and a correspondent for CBS News. In 2013, she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her reporting on “The Business of Congress,” Attkisson also received a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award as part of the CBS Sunday Morning team’s entry for Outstanding Morning Program for her report: “Washington Lobbying: K-Street Behind Closed Doors.”
In September 2012, Attkisson also received an Emmy for Oustanding Investigative Journalism for the “Gunwalker: Fast and Furious” story. She received the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for the same story.
Attkisson received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2009 for her exclusive investigations into TARP and the bank bailout. She received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2002 for her series of exclusive reports about mismanagement at the Red Cross.
Here is her 10 minute presentation given at a TED event where she blows up much about what you believe to be true about maybe everything you read and think to be research, everywhere.
I haven't been able to sit and read on a Saturday for a long time.
Turns out that my first Saturday back offers just a treasure trove of stuff.
But where to begin?
Well, the children attending Emory University in Georgia, not having learned their lessons at the scorn heaped on the children at the University of Missouri and Yale over prior episodes, recoiled in pain and tears from chalk grafitti writings of the word "Trump" appearing on their campus.
The following is the headline and some of the bullet points taken from the Daily Mail's piece on the incident.
Click on the photo to the right or the headline below for the entire piece.
Here's just a small sample of the blowback from the "Crybully" fad that is currently sweeping the nation's universities.
Not entirely sure just exactly what the hell is going on here.
Anyway, This one below in particular had me laughing for a couple hours this morning.
I'm thinking the the silly young boy below is drop dead certain that the category "Liberal Intelligencia" includes him.
As I feel very comfortable in asserting that your garden variety, professional economist falls comfortably into the category "Liberal Intelligencia", I'm also thinkin' he might want to rethink his little pigeon hole.
So, here are just a couple headlines from discussions on just exactly how well the "Liberal Intelligencia" is doing, at least where it comes to economics. There were multiples of dozens of examples to chose from, I selected the easy reads for you today. Feel free to delve further.
You can click on any headline for the entire piece.
And, since we are on the sublect of failure by the "Liberal Intelligencia", to quote President Barack Obama on the cost of Obamacare,
"Now, I just want to repeat this because there's so much misinformation about the cost issue here. You talk to every health care economist out there and they will tell you that whatever ideas are -- whatever ideas exist in terms of bending the cost curve and starting to reduce costs for families, businesses, and government, those elements are in this bill."
BEA = Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Apologists for the President on this issue will argue that because The Affordable Health Care Act, aka Obamacare provides health care for an addition 33 million people, he gets it half right.
Except that the number is now closer to 17 million ..... rounding up ..... maybe.
That's all for today, I've been summoned from on high to appear elsewhere. Maybe we'll chase these numbers around some next time.
One of the worst oil spills in U.S. history occurred on this date in 1989 when the supertanker Exxon Valdez, owned and operated by the Exxon Corporation, ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound in southern Alaska. An estimated 11 million gallons of oil were spilled into the water. Wind and currents spread the oil more than 100 miles from its source, eventually polluting more than 1,100 miles of coastline.
Click on the photo above for an outstanding account of the accident, the cleanup and the consequences of this tragedy from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Council. Way recommended.
It took more than four summers of cleanup efforts before the effort to clean the beaches was called off. Not all beaches were cleaned and some beaches remain oiled to this day. At its peak the cleanup effort included 10,000 workers, about 1,000 boats and roughly 100 airplanes and helicopters, known as Exxon's army, navy, and air force. It is widely believed that wave action from winter storms accomplished more cleaning of the beaches than four years of human efforts.