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May 26th, 2007 - ARTIST: RICHARD LAZZARA
ART GALLERY BOULDER COLORADO USA

shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-26 07:32
Subject: Under the Trading with the Enemy Act,
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The federal government did not crack down on the Bush-Harriman/Nazi operation until 1942.

In October 1942, ten months after entering World War II, America was preparing its first assault against Nazi military forces. Prescott Bush was managing partner of Brown Brothers Harriman. His 18-year-old son George, the future U.S. President, had just begun training to become a naval pilot. On Oct. 20, 1942, the U.S. government ordered the seizure of Nazi German banking operations in New York City which were being conducted by Prescott Bush.

Under the Trading with the Enemy Act, the government took over the Union Banking Corporation, in which Bush was a director. The U.S. Alien Property Custodian seized Union Banking Corp.'s stock shares, all of which were owned by Prescott Bush, E. Roland 'Bunny' Harriman, three Nazi executives, and two other associates of Bush. 1.

What interest would George Herbert Walker and Prescott Bush have had in funding and overseeing the Hitler project? Let us follow along with Tarpley:
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-26 07:45
Subject: China backs down over blog ID proposal
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Chinese bloggers will not have to register their real names online, after the government backed down over plans to enforce the proposals.

With more and more stories surfacing regularly about web censorship, China's estimated 20 million bloggers will be pleased with the news that they will not be compelled to register their real names.

The Internet Society of China (ISC) revealed on its website that it wanted bloggers to be self-disciplined and urged them to "consciously enhance their sense of responsibility and social awareness of public morality".

One of the country's most famous bloggers, Ping Ke, told the BBC: "They are not forcing, but suggesting and encouraging people to do things now."

Chinese bloggers protested at the proposals, which were viewed as methods by which the government could control information.

Better services are being promised to those bloggers who opt to register their real names and personal details.

Jeremy Goldkorn, founder of the website Danw

China backs down over blog ID proposal


China backs down over blog ID proposal Chinese bloggers will not have to register their real names online, after the government backed down over plans to enforce the proposals.
The Internet Society of China (ISC) revealed on its website that it wanted bloggers to be self-disciplined and urged them to "consciously enhance their sense of responsibility and social awareness of public morality".
Jeremy Goldkorn, founder of the website Danwei.org, a blog monitoring Chinese media, said: "One of the major complaints about the proposed real name registration rules from blog hosting companies is that registration would be impossible to implement without huge changes to the way their websites operate.
A recent study by AFP revealed that internet censorship is on the rise, with 26 out of 40 countries examined guilty of filtering or blocking content.
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-26 08:06
Subject: Build Your Own You Tube with Flex and PHP
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O'Reilly is currently running an article on onlamp.com about how to create your own YouTube website using Adobe Flex and PHP.
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Build Your Own You Tube with Flex and PHP

Fri, 2007-05-25 13:00 â” mikepotter
O'Reilly is currently running an article on onlamp.com about how to create your own YouTube website using Adobe Flex and PHP. The article, written by Jack Harrington, is extremely detailed (4 pages in length) and goes through everything from building the Flex front end to using ffmpeg to convert the movies into Flash format. Its worth noting that there is a version of Flash Media Server that is available for free, which could have been used in the tutorial instead.
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-26 08:15
Subject: The Other Einstein
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Why more books on Albert Einstein? Two years ago we marked the Year of Physics, celebrating the centenary of his great 1905 papers, including those on special relativity and the particle theory of light. There is already a definitive scientific biography, published by Abraham Pais in 1982. That Einstein had an interesting personal life, with many entanglements with women and at least one extramarital child, has not been news since Roger Highfield and Paul Carter's The Private Lives of Albert Einstein and Dennis Overbye's Einstein in Love, published in 1994 and 2000, respectively. His private letters continue to come to light, but do they really add anything to the portrait of Einstein's character drawn so perceptively by Overbye?
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The New York Review of Books

The Other Einstein

By Lee Smolin

Einstein: His Life and Universe
by Walter Isaacson
Einstein: A Biography
by Jürgen Neffe, translated from the German by Shelley Frisch
'Subtle Is the Lord': The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein
by Abraham Pais
The Private Lives of Albert Einstein
by Roger Highfield andPaul Carter
Einstein in Love: A Scientific Romance
by Dennis Overbye
Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps: Empires of Time
by Peter Galison
Einstein on Politics
edited by David Rowe and Robert Schulmann
Einstein on Race and Racism
by Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein
by Albert Einstein
Why more books on Albert Einstein? Two years ago we marked the Year of Physics, celebrating the centenary of his great 1905
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-26 08:29
Subject: Devangshu Datta: Censorship can be productive
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Devangshu Datta / New Delhi May 26, 2007
In April, the Dujiangyan Public Security Bureau (DPSB) in Sichuan Province, Peopleâ™s Republic of China, decided on âœrecruitment of 96 professionals (including 10 women) â˜Skynetâ™ monitor managersâ. âœSkynetâ is the literal translation of a Chinese word that means both the Internet and CCTV-surveillance.

DPSB wants an ethical workforce. Only paragons of virtues need apply. Candidates must (a) be citizens of PRC with citizensâ™ rights; (b) support CPC leaders; love socialism; (c) respect the law, have an upright character, be dedicated to work, and be possessed of a spirit of serving the people.
Devangshu Datta: Censorship can be productive
In April, the Dujiangyan Public Security Bureau (DPSB) in Sichuan Province, Peopleâ™s Republic of China, decided on âœrecruitment of 96 professionals (including 10 women) â˜Skynetâ™ monitor managersâ. âœSkynetâ is the literal translation of a Chinese word that means both the Internet and CCTV-surveillance.
The virtual censor cadre is crucial to maintaining stability in Chinese society, where, you will note, citizens have rights, though it is considered a crime to assert them. While surfing in the PRC, you may see two cute cartoon cops, Jingjing and Chacha, pop up if the URL you typed in is reactionary (which is ominously often). Very politely, you will be told that you really donâ™t want to go there and offered a download of the TLRB instead.
Dujiangyan is a class B town. Censorship offers 90-odd jobs there; there must be at least 5,000 policing Shanghaiâ™s ant-farms.
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-26 08:36
Subject: Boy dances on path to enlightenment
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Never mind that it was the creation of eight Tibetan monks who had spent two days cross-legged on the floor of Union Station,

Boy dances on path to enlightenment

The Associated Press



A mandala is shown at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo., after a toddler destroyed it. Eight Tibetan monks had spent two days on the colored-sand design.


A mandala is shown at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo., after a toddler destroyed it. Eight Tibetan monks had spent two days on the colored-sand design.

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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-26 08:57
Subject: apple says no more myspace
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The reason? Free Internet! Apple Stores up until yesterday didnâ™t have any restrictions on Internet use. Teenagers have been piling into the stores to take advantage of it, and one site in particular, MySpace (no surprise here).

Apple says: No More MySpace

By Ashley on May 25, 2007 at 2:08 pm. Tagged as General
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ApplestoreIf youâ™ve been into an Apple store lately, youâ™ll know exactly what Iâ™m talking about.  A few weeks ago I was in an Apple store, and I couldnâ™t help but notice I was in the minority. Youâ™d think the Apple store would be filled with adults looking to purchase their next computer, or checking out an iPod. Instead I found myself surrounded by a plethora of teenagers who snatched up every open computer as they became available.

The reason? Free Internet! Apple Stores up until yesterday didnâ™t have any restrictions on Internet use. Teenagers have been piling into the stores to take advantage of it, and one site in particular, MySpace (no surprise here).

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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-26 09:56
Subject: The art and collection of Ikuo Hirayama
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Fabric works are a key part of the Hirayamas' collection, according to Sakae Matsuyama, assistant manager at the museum. Fabrics are a particular favorite for Michiko, who serves as director of the museum and is herself an alumna of her husband's alma mater--what is now Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music--while Hirayama himself is more interested in gathering coins.
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The art and collection of Ikuo Hirayama

Midori Matsuzawa / Daily Yomiuri Staff Writer
Opened in 2004, the Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum exhibits the private collection built by the 76-year-old artist and his wife, Michiko, over the past four decades. Through visits to the ancient trade routes connecting East Asia and the Mediterranean, the couple have built up a collection of about 9,000 items, from drawings to sculptures and crafts.
Born in the Seto Inland Sea area of Hiroshima Prefecture, the young Hirayama took Buddhism as the main theme for his works, which eventually led him to develop an abiding fascination with the Silk Road--the route along which Buddhism was conveyed from its origins in India.
This was also the road traveled by Xuanzang (602-664), the Chinese priest who made a pilgrimage to India and brought back many holy scriptures. Fascinated in particular by the priest, Hirayama has made more than 140 trips to areas covered by the Silk Road.
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-26 10:30
Subject: ITALY: AFGHAN TREASURES SAVED FROM THE TALIBAN ON DISPLAY IN TURIN
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Indeed the Turin exhibit shows art not only from Islamic Afghanistan but also from a more ancient past, bearing witness of a land which has seen the passage of a range of different, culturally rich populations, from Persians, to Mongolians, Greeks and Indians.
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ITALY: AFGHAN TREASURES SAVED FROM THE TALIBAN ON DISPLAY IN TURIN

Turin, 24 May (AKI) - (by Ahmad Rafat) - Part of the ancient archaeological treasures of the National Museum of Kabul will be on display at an exhibit opening Friday until 23 September at the Antiquities Museum of the northern Italian city of Turin. An Afghan delegation of lawmakers and archaeologists led by deputy culture minister Saiid Omar Sultan was in Turin to present the show 'Afghan, newfound treasures' curated by Andrea Bruno, a top Afghan art expert, with the help of the head of the Kabul National Museum, Omar Khan Massoudi.
The 220 art pieces on display in Turin - which at the end of September will leave for Bonn and Amserdam before departing to the US and then Japan - hail from four different archaeological areas (Teppe Fullol, Ai Khanoum, Tilia Teppe e Bagram) and date back to a period ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 years ago.
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-26 10:53
Subject: Facebook's plan to hook up the world
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NEW YORK (Fortune) -- Imagine that when you shopped online for a digital camera, you could see whether anyone you knew already owned it and ask them what they thought. Imagine that when you searched for a concert ticket you could learn if friends were headed to the same show. Or that you knew which sites - or what news stories - people you trust found useful and which they disliked. Or maybe you could find out where all your friends and relatives are, right now (at least those who want to be found).
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Facebook's plan to hook up the world

By David Kirkpatrick, Fortune senior editor
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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

In late May, the company's 23-year-old CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, got up in front of several hundred journalists, analysts, and industry leaders in San Francisco at an event the company called F8 (think of it as "fate") to say that Facebook would no longer be just another social-networking site. Instead, he said, it aims to be the place where you can involve your friends in everything you do online. The company has 24 million members (less than half of whom are now in college), and it is adding about 150,000 a day. In effect, Facebook is now offering the opportunity for any company, Internet service, or software maker - anyone at all, really - to build services for its members.

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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-26 12:42
Subject: brooklyn museum flickr
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photos at flickr
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shankargallery
Date: 2007-05-26 17:17
Subject: Red Pionies by Richard Lazzara
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