• I thought this blog was lost but its working again, Nice !

    Madeira here i come again, it as been some time since I visited Madeira and the family.

    Im going to my latest nephew christening and a first communion, I'm not a religious person but my family is.

    And it will be nice to see the next generation.

    Hopefully i will take lots of pictures and put on some weight I have been losing some lately.

    Happy Spring weekend from Amsterdam 





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    PANIC panic 1 |ˈpanik|
    sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behavior : she hit him in panic | [in sing. ] he ran to the library in a blind panic.
    • widespread financial or commercial apprehension provoking hasty action : he caused an economic panic by his sudden resignation | [as adj. ] panic selling.
    • informal a frenzied hurry to do something : a workload of constant panics and rush jobs.
    verb ( -icked |ˈpønɪkt|, -icking |ˈpønɪkɪŋ|) [ intrans. ]
    be affected by panic : the crowd panicked and stampeded for the exit.
    • [ trans. ] cause to feel panic : talk of love panicked her.
    panicky |ˈpønəki| adjective
    ORIGIN early 17th cent.: from French panique, from modern Latin panicus, from Greek panikos, from the name of the god Pan , noted for causing terror, to whom woodland noises were attributed.
    panic 2 |ˈpønɪk| |ˈpanɪk| (also panic grass)
    any of a number of cereal and fodder grasses related to millet. • Panicum and related genera, family Gramineae.
    ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin panicum, from panus ‘ear of millet’ (literally ‘thread wound on a bobbin’ ), based on Greek pēnos ‘web,’ pēnion ‘bobbin.’


    CRISES crisis |ˈkrīsis|
    noun ( pl. -ses |-ˌsēz|)
    a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger : the current economic crisis | a family in crisis | a crisis of semiliteracy among high school graduates.
    • a time when a difficult or important decision must be made : [as adj. ] a crisis point of history.
    • the turning point of a disease when an important change takes place, indicating either recovery or death.
    • the point in a play or story when a crucial conflict takes place, determining the outcome of the plot.
    ORIGIN late Middle English (denoting the turning point of a disease): medical Latin, from Greek krisis ‘decision,’ from krinein ‘decide.’ The general sense [decisive point] dates from the early 17th cent.


    toxic mortgage markets

    Bush: I assure citizens around the world that this is not the end McCain "every American and the entire economy at the gravest risk."
    "I may fail a first or second or third time, but we have to get this job done for America. And I have a plan to restore our economy,

    " McCain Sen. Barack Obama has largely stayed out of the bailout negotiations

    Belgium, France and Luxembourg inject $9.2 billion to keep Dexia bank afloat

    $936 million (€639 million) $936 million (€639 million) $5 billion (€3.4 billion)
    $5 billion (€3.4 billion) $316 million

    The French government will invest €1 billion, with its state investment arm Caisse des Depots et Consignations injecting €2 billion.

    This will give France a 25 percent stake The French government will invest €1 billion, with its state investment arm Caisse des Depots et Consignations injecting €2 billion.

    -- It used to be called "the love that dare not speak its name" -- particularly in Hollywood, where the revelation of homosexuality was believed to be a career-killer. "It's certainly positive that there is such a dramatic increase," GLAAD's president, Neil Giuliano, told said.

    "Number one, it reflects society, and the fact that we are more visible, and it also makes good television.Portrayals are almost more honest and real."

    NASA's Phoenix spacecraft has discovered evidence of past water at its Martian landing site and spotted falling snow for the first time, scientists reported Monday.
    Polar bears resort to cannibalism as Arctic ice shrinks

    Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president, often talks about her experience running Wasilla, population approximately 7,000, and that has prompted close scrutiny of her record there. Wasilla's practice of charging victims for their rape exams while she was mayor has gotten wide circulation on the Internet and in the mainstream media.

    This story is no longer available for comments, though you may read comments that were posted previously. Browse other stories for new opportunities to comment on the latest news.

    Obama said Wednesday that he would be willing to meet with any leader if he thought it would promote the national security interests of the United States, but he said there is a difference between "meeting without preconditions and meeting without preparations."

    Earlier this month, Obama said that he had used "poor phrasing."

    When asked by a reporter, Obama clarified his remarks made during a debate last summer that he would be willing to meet with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea "without precondition."
    The Obama campaign has since added nuance to that position, particularly regarding meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    In Iceland, millions of fat-beaked birds flock to form the world's largest colony of Atlantic puffins.
    Sixty percent of the world's population breeds there, where in the 1890s, puffin feathers became fashionable.
    Hunters in the Westmann Islands used big nets to catch hundreds of the birds at once.
    But just a few years they almost wiped out the entire puffin population.
    Since then, using the big nets has been illegal and hunters now go after individual birds with a sort of overgrown lacrosse stick.
    Some of those birds end up on dinner plates, and local conservationists are not upset.

    The Madness of it all.


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    Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is the senior United States senator from Delaware, and the presumptive Democratic Party vice presidential nominee in the 2008 presidential election. Biden was announced as the running mate of presumptive presidential nominee Barack Obama on August 23, 2008.


    Senior Senator
    from Delaware
    Assumed office 
    January 3, 1973
    Serving with Tom Carper
    Preceded by J. Caleb Boggs
    Born November 20, 1942 (age 65)
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
    Political party Democratic
    Spouse Neilia Hunter (deceased)
    Jill Tracy Jacobs
    Residence Wilmington, Delaware
    Alma mater University of Delaware
    Syracuse University
    Profession Lawyer, Politician
    Religion Roman Catholic

    Barack Obama and Joe Biden

    I like it.


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  • Yes I want Change...

    change | ch ānj|
    1 make or become different : [ trans. ] a proposal to change the law | [ intrans. ] a Virginia creeper just beginning to change from green to gold.
    • make or become a different substance entirely; transform : [ trans. ] filters change the ammonia into nitrate [ intrans. ] computer graphics can show cars changing into cheetahs.
    • [ intrans. ] alter in terms of : the ferns began to change shape.
    • [ intrans. ] (of traffic lights) move from one color of signal to another.
    • (of a boy's voice) become deeper with the onset of puberty.
    • [ intrans. ] (of the moon) arrive at a fresh phase; become new.
    2 [ trans. ] take or use another instead of : she decided to change her name.
    • move from one to another : she changed jobs incessantly | change sides.
    • exchange; trade : the sun and moon changed places.
    • [ intrans. ] move to a different train, airplane, or subway line.
    • give up (something) in exchange for something else : we changed the shades for vertical blinds.
    • remove (something dirty or faulty) and replace it with another of the same kind : change a light bulb.
    • put a clean diaper on (a baby or young child).
    • engage a different gear in a motor vehicle : [ trans. ] wait for a gap and then change gears | figurative with business concluded, the convention changes gear and a gigantic circus takes over the town.
    • exchange (a sum of money) for the same amount in smaller denominations or in coins, or for different currency.
    • [ intrans. ] put different clothes on : he changed for dinner.
    1 the act or instance of making or becoming different : the change from a nomadic to an agricultural society | environmental change.
    • the substitution of one thing for another : a change of venue.
    • an alteration or modification : a change came over Eddie's face.
    • a new or refreshingly different experience : couscous makes an interesting change from rice.
    • [in sing. ] a clean garment or garments as a replacement for clothes one is wearing : a change of socks.
    • ( the change or the change of life) informal menopause.
    • the moon's arrival at a fresh phase, typically at the new moon.
    • Baseball another term for change-up .
    2 coins as opposed to paper currency : a handful of loose change.
    • money given in exchange for the same amount in larger denominations.
    • money returned to someone as the balance of the amount paid for something : I watched him pocket the change.
    3 (usu. changes) an order in which a peal of bells can be rung.
    4 ( Change or 'Change) Brit., historical a place where merchants met to do business.
    change color blanch or flush.
    change hands (of a business or building) pass to a different owner. • (of money or a marketable commodity) pass to another person during a business transaction : no money has changed hands.
    change one's mind adopt a different opinion or plan.
    change off take turns.
    a change of heart a move to a different opinion or attitude.
    change step (in marching) alter one's step so that the opposite leg marks time.
    change the subject begin talking about something different, esp. to avoid embarrassment or the divulgence of confidences.
    change one's tune 1 express a different opinion or behave in a different way. 2 change one's style of language or manner, esp. from an insolent to a respectful tone.
    for a change contrary to how things usually happen; for variety : it's nice to be pampered for a change.
    ring the changes vary the ways of expressing, arranging, or doing something. [ORIGIN: with allusion to bell-ringing and the different orders in which a peal of bells may be rung.]
    change over move from one system or situation to another : crop farmers have to change over to dairy farming.
    changeful |ˈ ch ānjfəl| |ˈtʃeɪndʒfəl| adjective
    ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French change (noun), changer (verb), from late Latin cambiare, from Latin cambire ‘barter,’ probably of Celtic origin.


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  •  +check the link here

    I remember in the old days when there was football on the box on the 15 min. break this was the kind of thing they used to put on.
    Now there is only, drink this eat that and take this pain killer not that one.

    I did not know then, it was music by Wagner or that Brünnhilde could be so charming.

    A new year is here not any different than the last, but change is in the wind.
    Strange weather, Financial turmoil, Sarko portraying himself as a celebrity, Bush pardoning himself and his administration, for Human violations.
    A wet Spring, a hot Summer great Art I think that these are good times to creat Art .
    The games in China 
    A possible demo-crate on the Oval Office. "knock on wood"

    I say let it come 2008



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