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2 Oct 2019 »
Read Eleftherios Tserkezis' answer to Was the AIMA prophecy self-fulfilling? on Quora
30 Sep 2019 »
Read Paul Schnegelberger's answer to If the "deep web" or "anonymous internet" is so much larger than the surface web, why do so few people on the internet have experience with it or even know of it? on Quora
29 Aug 2019 »
29 Aug 2019 »
Read Jean-Marie Valheur's answer to What is the evidence that there is political turmoil in the Chinese government? on Quora
29 Jul 2019 »
Xifinity / Comcast pwd management is a mess!

router -> kuro ( + PAzip)
1 Jul 2019 »
Doña Manuela Sáenzy Aizpuru (1797年12月27日 - 1856年11月23日)是南美洲的革命女主角,她通过收集信息,散发传单和抗议妇女的权利来支持革命事业。 曼努埃拉获得了太阳勋章 (“ Caballeresa del Sol ”或“太阳圣母院”),以表彰她在革命中的服务。

1817年,玛努艾拉 嫁给了一位富有的英国商人, 成为了秘鲁利马的社交名媛。 这为她参与政治和军事事务提供了条件,她积极支持革命的努力。 1822年,她离开了丈夫,很快开始了与 Simon 的八年合作和亲密关系,一直持续到他于1830年去世。 在她阻止了1828年反对他的企图谋杀并帮助他逃脱后, 开始称她为"Libertadora del libertador"(解放者的解放者)。 直到二十世纪后期,人们才开始注意到玛努埃拉在革命中的作用,现在她被认为是19世纪独立战争的女权主义象征。

1835年,当她试图返回厄瓜多尔时,厄瓜多尔总统比 [[森特·罗卡富埃特]] 撤销了她的护照。 然后她在秘鲁北部的沿海小镇派塔避难。 在接下来的25年里,作为一个穷困潦倒的弃儿,玛努埃拉卖烟草,并为北美捕鲸人翻译信件,这些捕鲸人给他们在拉丁美洲的爱人写信。 在那里,她遇到了美国作家 Herman Melville,以及革命家 的朱塞佩·加里波底。

24 May 2019 »
Happy B-day to Eric ... my new congregated self is at this link:


need to update 'mumble's paper' for submission to everywhere !
27 Mar 2019 »
bitchuteATst-james.cc; SoggyM _ Husi ... April Fool's coming..
26 Mar 2019 »
25 Mar 2019 »
In memory of my classmate, Dr. Victor Agnello
By Tony Wade

I met my high school classmate Victor Agnello in Mr. Scherr’s 10th-grade English class at Armijo High School. I have a vague memory of him and David Salvitti, who was then and is now the biggest Parliament-Funkadelic fan in the universe, debating the merits of P-Funk versus hard rock.

Victor was a drummer with infectious energy. He was very charismatic and girls swooned over him because of his looks and yet he was cool to everyone. A friend of Vic’s, Todd Frank, said it best: “I’ve always said if Victor wasn’t such a great guy, I would have hated him.”

In our senior year, 1982, Vic’s band Sorcerer played in the Armijo gym. One song I remember them doing was Van Halen’s then-popular cover version of the Roy Orbison classic “Oh, Pretty Woman.” He later joined an up-and-coming metal band called Lääz Rockit.

They released their first album, “City’s Gonna Burn,” in 1984 and were part of the burgeoning Bay Area thrash metal scene. That year I saw them at Solano Community College and also opening for Mercyful Fate at the Kabuki Theatre in San Francisco. The latter was memorable because it was the first time I’d experienced moshing, which I was shocked to see a metal crowd doing, as I thought only punk fans “slam-danced.”

In 1999, I was at a cabin in a church camp with three other guys, all of us in our mid-30s. We stayed up late, talking like teenagers, and one guy mentioned he used to jam with a local band. Another guy said he knew a guy in high school who played bass for a band. I told them about Vic. We were all stunned to discover we were talking about the same band, Lääz Rockit. When the fourth guy came in and had no connection with Lääz, we jokingly ostracized him.

In 2008, I reconnected with Victor to do a feature story for the Daily Republic. I Googled him and was surprised to find that he was a beloved allergy doctor with his own practice in North Carolina. He’d also served in the U.S. Army. The story, “Vic Agnello, Heavy Metal Doctor,” ran in the spring of that year.

In the spring of 2013, Victor was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. His initial post on a website called Caring Bridges was full of his usual optimism. He was confident he would beat it.

His wife Emily posted periodic updates of the ups and downs of his treatment. Victor posted in November of last year. He fought hard and he fought well, but on June 1, Victor died.

I have had classmates die. Vic’s death has been hands down the hardest to deal with simply because of what a genuinely nice person he was.

There was a memorial for Victor in Pleasant Hill recently and the members of Lääz Rockit spoke as well as me and two close friends of Vic’s and my classmates, Brad Farmer and Miguel Rivera.

I have already been more committed to the American Cancer’s Society’s Relay for Life (Fairfield’s is July 19 at Armijo) than ever before, but the tragedy of this brutal disease taking such a loving and kind person who leaves behind a wife and seven daughters has steeled my resolve.

Action aids in healing. The Agnello Family Fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank and you can deposit a check at any Well’s Fargo branch nationwide. You can also mail a check (made out to “Emily R. Agnello – Agnello Family Fund”) to: Wells Fargo, 352 Williamson Road, Mooresville, NC 28117.

To donate to my Relay for Life team or dedicate a luminaria in Victor’s name online, visit: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/iguift.

Now, to be clear, I was not a close friend of Vic’s. There were many people, such as the aforementioned Todd, Brad and Miguel, as well as Ralph “Bruddah Keahi” Renaud and Michael Weese, who knew him much better than I did.

But that’s the point. I am torn up because Victor Agnello was only the third person I have met in my life, besides John Gibson and Matt Garcia, who had the unique ability to make everyone feel like they were his special friend.

Rest in peace, my friend.

Reach Fairfield writer Tony Wade at kelvinsbrother@sbcglobal.net.

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