22 November 2013

JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary

Former FBI Agent Reveals Who Really Killed JFK
A retired FBI Agent and Police Chief, who was one of the original investigators in Dallas examining the JFK assassination, stumbles upon records and reports that were doctored. He knows that, because he filed the original reports. His decade long investigation would take him deep into history and to the National Archives and beyond. Step by step he says he learned and can prove that Oswald did not kill JFK.

17 November 2013

DORIS LESSING

Interview with Doris Lessing 

Interview with the 2007 Nobel Laureate in Literature Doris Lessing at her home in London, 14 April 2008. The interviewer is Professor John Mullan. Doris Lessing talks about the inspiration for her first book, 'The Grass is Singing', the autobiographical nature of her 'Children of Violence' sequence of novels (10:29), 'The Golden Notebook' (12:23) and how it became a cult book (21:30), and why she took a foray into science fiction writing with her 'Canopus in Argos' series of novels (22:50). She also talks about the two novels she published under the pseudonym Jane Somers (26:45), why her autobiographies go no further than 1962 (36:55), and being an earth mother in the 1960s (37:20). Finally, she discusses her latest novel, 'Alfred and Emily', which explores the life of her parents and the horrors of war (44:30).

13 November 2013

EU calls Spanish claims on new Erasmus funding 'rubbish'


RUBBISH

noun

[mass noun] chiefly British
  • waste material; refuse or litter:householders may be charged for the removal of non-recyclable rubbish
  •  material that is considered unimportant or valueless:she had to sift through the rubbish in every drawer
  •  absurd, nonsensical, or worthless talk or ideas:critics said their work was a load of rubbish[as exclamation]:some MPs yelled ‘Rubbish!’

verb

[with object] British informal
  • criticize severely and reject as worthless:he rubbished the idea of a European Community-wide carbon tax

adjective

British informal
  • very bad; worthless or useless:people might say I was a rubbish managershe was rubbish at maths

Origin:

late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French rubbous; perhaps related to Old French robe 'spoils'; compare withrubble. The change in the ending was due to association with -ish1. The verb (1950s) was originally Australian and New Zealand slang