Monday, February 28, 2011

Proof that everythings is just fine in Libya...

Last US veteran of WWI dies

    I have been tracking the passing of WWI veterans here since 2007. Yesterday saw the death of the last US veteran, Frank Buckles. He was 110 (thanks to Steve at The Yellow Something Something for drawing my attention to the news).


    Buckles was born in Missouri in 1901. He enlisted in the United States Army in August 1917 when aged 16 (Like my father he lied about his age to join the services). He served in England and France, driving ambulances and motorbikes. After the Armistice he escorted prisoners of war back to Germany and was discharged in 1920.

    In the 1940s, Buckles worked for a shipping company in the Philippines. He was interned by the Japanese in 1942 spending over three years in the Los Banos Camp in Manila. He was rescued on February 23, 1945.

    He died of natural causes yesterday, 26 days after his 110th birthday.

    Rest in Peace

    There are now just two WWI veterans alive, both British: Claude Choules (now resident in Australia) who served in the Royal Navy and Florence Green who served in the WRAF as a waitress.Source URL: http://katierae-bandgeeksclothesandicecream.blogspot.com/2011/02/
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NYC staycation

    Our staycation in New York last week was really refreshing and relaxing. (Thanks again to Miss Moss for guest posting!) While my mom took care of Toby, Alex and I met up with friends, rode bikes to Williamsburg, went bowling (for real), got massages, sipped gin cocktails at this rad bar, saw The King's Speech, hit up the Guggenheim, and went ice skating in Central Park. It was so great to just be together and "knock around," as Alex says. We felt like tourists in our own city.

    We also chilled with my mom and Toby, including brunch at a Mexican place in our neighborhood, where Toby thought the tablecloth was delicious. :) We miss you already, Mama!
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Some things never change


    Watercolour by surgeon Charles Bell of a solider wounded at the Battle of Waterloo



    Watercolour of Private Green, September 1918 prior to reconstructive surgery by Harold Gillies, the ather of modern plastic surgery.


    The surgical skills may have improved in the intervening century but the workload of the army surgeon certainly did not...

    Both paintings are included in the current Watercolour exhibition at the Tate Britain.

    The exhibition which I visited today, is a comprehensive study of (mainly) British watercolour art from about 1200 to 2010. Arranged by themes it was unsurprising that the wart art had the greatest impact on me, especially Eric Taylor's study of corpses at Belsen.

    The exhibition has some dross and a fair few works that left me unmoved either way. That said there is plenty to enjoy (particularly some well loved Turners and Blakes) and it is wel worth a couple of hours.



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God of Love

Westminster council - Caring and compassionate

    My thanks go to Skuds for drawing my attention to this little tale.

    Accordng to Ekklesia Westminster Council has opened a four week consultation on a new byelaw which will fine people in the Victoria area if they “lie down or sleep in any public place”, “deposit bedding” and distribute free food and drink.

    This byelaw will affect rough sleepers and charity workers in the Vitoria area,particularly the area around Westminster Cathedral where charities regularly give food to homeless persons

    The consultation period is running until 25 March.

    A copy of the proposed byelaw can be sen here. The bye law, if enacted, will make the following illegal in an area around Westminster Cathedral:


    • No person shall lie down and sleep in any public place
    • No person shall at any time deposit any sleeping materials used or intended to be used as bedding in or on any public place
    • No peson shall distribute any free refreshment in or on any public place (sporting events and free samples of food excepted)
    • No person shall knowingly permit any person to distribute any free refreshment in or on any public place
    There yopu have it. Nobody is pretending that food runs solves the issue of rough sleeping. It does provide a lifeline though.

    Banning rough sleepers and charities that provide food to them will solve absolutely nothing either except to move the problem to another area. From the council's perspective (and to paraphrase Stalin) it's a case of "No homeless, no problem"... at least the problem will not be across Victoria Street from the council HQ.

    It's not law yet and hopefully it will be ditched but the proposal hardly sits well with Cameron's Big Society... Then again the council is not exactly known for its compassion (remember Shirley Porter?)Source URL: http://katierae-bandgeeksclothesandicecream.blogspot.com/2011/02/
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Versace Fall 2011 Runway Review

    The luxury Lifestyle blog (the home of luxury Lifestyle) presents Versace Fall 2011 Runway Review.

      
    Oscar-worthy dresses – of course. No one does sexy like Donatella Versace, but who would have thought that Versace would present stunning bridal-worthy gowns for her Fall 2011 collection? Naturally, the designer’s signature high-impact, skin-revealing looks were on the runway, but in a more restrained way this season, which was achieved mainly by keeping looks in monochromatic palettes so as to not take away from daring cuts, graphic accents, or intricate appliqué embellishments.

     
    Aside from flowing gowns, there were flawlessly tailored military-inspired outerwear and cocktail dresses including a gorgeous black military coat that came belted and accented with gold hardware, which opened the show and then later made its way out in a white iteration. The gold hardware detailing translated into separates and little black dresses as well, and lest anyone think Versace left fur out this season, it was shown wrapped around models' necks, on outerwear, and even in one case accenting the sleeves of a belted white coat.

     
    Brava Versace for creating a parade of tasteful high impact looks that didn’t rely on sex appeal for their luster.

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Antonio Marras Fall 2011 Runway Review

    The luxury Lifestyle blog (the home of luxury Lifestyle) presents Antonio Marras Fall 2011 Runway Review.

    Italian men love their mamas and designer Antonio Marras is eager to express his gratitude to his own. Marras dedicated a whole collection inspired by his Italian mother for Fall 2011. Long, lean silhouettes in black referenced a 1940s style. Beautiful, brightly color floral prints stood out on the solid canvases. Menswear was a huge part of the collection shown in houndstooth jackets, white collar shirts, and tailored trousers.


    Stripes were also a major component shown in different widths on dresses and sweaters. They had a nautical feel as well as a menswear cut tailored for a lady. A series of gorgeous full skirts were also shown in dark colors and prints in pleated silks.

     
    Another nod towards Marras’ Italian mother were the knee-high socks that looked fresh and modern paired with a front slit, wool skirt. Memories from Marras childhood were referenced in the prints, styling, and remodeling of menswear into womenswear which was a habit of his mother's. From the looks of his collection, Italian mothers know how to dress.

     
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Yet more nephew

Blair politely asks Ghaddafi to stop murdering protestors

UN imposes tough sanctions on Libya...

    The UN Security Council has finally taken its gloves off and has voted 15-0 to impose some of the toughest sanctions imposed on any member state.

    All Libyan Airilnes fights are suspended except for a single weekly flight to Kerry International Airport.

    Import of Ferrero Rocher chocolates will be limited to one box per citizen per month

    Members of Ghaddafi's immediate family will be refused entry to Parc Asterix near Paris - unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

    The Security Council has also rejected Libya's plan for the immediate abolition of Switzerland although consideration will be given to a plan for the country to be phased out by 2040Source URL: http://katierae-bandgeeksclothesandicecream.blogspot.com/2011/02/
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gerry Adams TD

    Gerry Adams has been elected to the Dail as a TD for Louth.

    I don't like the man, don't have any respect for the man and I doubt I ever will.

    Now he sits in the Dail rather than the House of Commons I hope he chooses to go to Leinster House...


    In other Irish election news Fianna Fail are bing slaughtered. Of the 34 TDs elected so far (out of a total of 166) just three belong to Fianna Failure and one of these is the Ceann Comhairle (the speaker of the Dail who is automatically returned).Source URL: http://katierae-bandgeeksclothesandicecream.blogspot.com/2011/02/
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Signs of protest - Libya

Signs of protest - Expatriates

Friday, February 25, 2011

Photo Hunt and 4000th post



    The theme for the week's Photo Hunt is mainly black so here's Lord Horror (aka Ted) again. He is of course considering how much drivel can this blogger spew on this, the occasion of the Poor Mouth's 4,000th.

    Even the ghost of the dear departed Mimi is so stunned that I have been able to say absolutely nothing of worth over so many installments that it is back to show its astonishment

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Ghaddafi still has his friends...

    More Libyan diplomats resign, a major airbase goes over to the rebels; Ghaddafi's minions still kill protestors and his son Saif has pledged that the family will die in Libya (probably sooner than he thinks).

    It may be more than cold comfort that he still has friends across the world... well in and around the Caribbean anyway.


    Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua has given his support; Fidel Castro spins the violence as a golden opportunity for US/NATO intervention.

    And now, unsurprisingly Venezuela has gotten in on the action:

    Earlier today Chavez tweeted the following message "Long live Libya and its independence! Ghaddafi faces a civil war!" Make of that what you will.

    However, Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro addressed the Venezuelan National Assembly saying that while the country "repudiates the violence" in Libya, the conflict merits "objective" study (wtf????) . "Conditions are being created to justify an invasion of Libya, and the central objective of that invasion ... is to take away Libya's oil,"

    Is Chavez showing his usual level of gross stupidity when it comes to foreign affairs? I freely admit that I loathe the man but it seems that he is up to his usual tricks.

    It would be wrong to post photos of Castro, Ortega and Chavez cosying up to Ghaddafi without posting a few others, however...




    (to damn them all with faint praise) none of the above are singing his praises now!

    Here's to a day very soon when the graffiti seen here will be repeated across all of the country

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Get the Look: Isabel Lucas

gullar sahir Honors everyone's best pal @MarioDaCat!!!!!!!

    Please note:You can be in the photo below. Just email your pic dressed in a tux or as a tuxie cat to  AutumnTheDoxie@gmail.com and we'll add you!!! Thanks!
    Update: Autumn says she will add the rest of everyones Mario costumes to the pic this weekend.



    Join gullar sahir in honoring the sweetest Kitty you'll ever meet:
    @MarioDaCat!! Thurs. March 3rd, 2011 4to midnight EST


    MarioDaCat is a huge fan of his local hometown team...World Champion Green Bay Packers,
    he even painted his Ford Galaxy Pro Stock Race Car to show his team pride.
    MarioDaCat arrives for work in his hot rod Corvette. 
    The Sweetest Guy You'll ever meet!  @MarioDaCat




    When an Anipal first comes to Twitter there's a really good chance one of the first anipals they'll meet, and certainly one of the first they'll friend is @MarioDaCat.  Mario is sweet, kind, funny, supportive and sometimes just a little naughty. He's also a super hard-working guy. Whether it's just mingling, goofing around, helping publicize events like PawPawty, NipClub, Anipal Academy Awards, barktending for a huge variety of pawties, or just helping cheer up a friend, Mario is usually one the twitter-timeline most of the day.

    He's usually one of the first to send prayers, best wishes, condolences, congratulations, or just love to anipals who need it. But did you know Mario hasnt had it easy? He's had to withstand medical conditions that are just unbelievable. Poor Mario eventually lost all his teeth to a rare feline disease that almost claimed his life, but he is one cat with a huge will to live and he triumphed over it!! 

    To learn more about Mario's journey, check out his blog at http://mariodacat.blogspot.com/ . He has a 3 part post about where his "teeth went" that is a must read for all pet lovers. You need to be aware of the terrible affliction that endanger your kitty's life.

    Also, please look through his blog and see all the fellow animals needing rescue that Mario has helped out. There is a new article about @SiafraCat, just one of many animals that benefitted from Mario's compassion.

    Mario is always there to help us carry our burdens, with soft encouragement, hugs, an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, he never asks for more than you friendship and repays it with the kindest loving friendship.

    Mario's next endeavor is helping his parents endure the Parkinson's Disease which afflicts them both. I know Mario will try to shoulder as much of the burden as he can....and I also know Mom and Dad will do everything they can to make sure Mario's life remains as normal as possible.


    Mario's Mom Mary is having some difficulty typing for Mario now, which hopefully will improve as she gets treatment, but they will have to move to a new ranch style house better suited to their needs.  It's gonna be a big change for Mario, so let's spend a night letting him know how much we love him!!!!
    While we're all getting ready Thursday night, @TinyPearlCat will be picking up Mario & his parents and flying them to the cruise ship in the gullar sahir Chopper. Later, she'll pick up Purrime Ministerettes @ShivaAndJaya at the airport & flying them to the ship  to do a special presentation for @MarioDaCat.

    Special Events Agenda: 
    Your Hostess for the evening is the lovely @HollieCatRocks one of Mario's closest friends. She will escort Mario & make sure everyone is happy.

    Throughout the night :@MaggieTKat will host quizzes with great prizes!!!

    4pm EST  NipClub opens for Happy Hours!! @SeattleP will pop in and talk about some of the great things Mario has done in his life!!! Drinks are 2 for one! And Noms are FREE!!

    6pm @ShivaAndJaya, Purrime Ministerettes are flying in to Tahiti in their jet. We'll helicopter them out to our cruise ship where they will make a special presentation to Mario!!

    8pm EST  TheShibberingCheeto's perform a huge concert hosted by @CathyKeisha and our Guest of honor!!!! @MarioDaCat  while all-star barktenders @Meow_Girls & @BunnyJeanCook  serve up drinks and noms.

    9 to 10pm EST @PepiSmartDog will host a "TOAST TO MARIO" hour. Give your best toast to Mario with free champagne!!

    Come as a Tuxie-Cat or in Black & White Formal
    For fun if you can, why not come as a tuxie-cat like Mario. Or, if you'd rather dress up in formal clothing, black and white formal wear would be great. Of course, you are always welcome at NipClub just as you are, in your natural fur! So please come no matter what. If you need help dressing up shoot a tweet to @DanaPixie, or Me, or TinyPearlCat etc. Ask any NipClub employee for help and they'll steer you right.


    We All Want to Be Tuxies!


    For all of you would would like to be a MariodaCat tuxedo kitty, here is the faceinhole link. This is ParkerSKat modeling his Mario tux.
    How to see your lovely tuxie faces Fursday!

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Nephew again

Thursday Feb. 24th,2011 Old Town Tavern night.

    Hi everyone. It's Tommy Tiger!! AKA @TheNascarKitty, Manager of NipClub.

    I'm very proud of the work gullar sahir does for anipals and charity, my staff does a bang up job and our customers are very generous.  But please know that if you cant afford to donate to our charities, that is not a problem. We want you here to have fun no matter what. We understand that in these times people just dont have  disposable income all the time, so never let that stop you from coming to have fun.

    Tonight, we dont have a special theme pawty, we're just the neighborhood bar, where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came. Great drinks, terrific noms and the best friends.All here for you.

    We are sponsoring 2 charities tonight. Our friend @Biztat has asked us to help some endangered feral cats


    We also have a link to help animals injured or displaced by the New Zealand EarthQuake.



    This Saturday we have also let @Whskr & @Rumblepurr use gullar sahir to have a special pawty for the New Zealand animals.  You will find more info here: http://gullarsahir.blogspot.com/p/new-zealand.html

    Have a great night of fun!!

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