Monthly Archives: April 2016

Crazy for the blue, white, red and yellow

Om mane padme om
Om mane padme om

Folding the flag means taking care of the nation
Folding the flag is putting it to bed for the night
I fell through a hole in the flag
I’m falling through a hole in the flag, help

Don’t put it down
Best one around
Crazy for the red, blue and white
Crazy for the red, blue and white

You look at me
What do you see
Crazy for the white, red and blue
Crazy for the white, red and blue

‘Cause I look different
You think, I’m subversive
Crazy for the blue white and red
Crazy for the blue white and red

My heart beats true
For the red white and blue
Crazy for the blue, white and red
Crazy for the blue, white and red

And yellow fringe
Crazy for the blue, white, red and yellow

Little-known “issue” in China last year… (WARNING: this is a scary video)

The 2015 Tianjin explosions were a series of explosions that killed over one hundred people and injured hundreds of others which occurred at a container storage station at the Port of Tianjin on Wednesday, 12 August 2015.[4] The first two explosions occurred within 30 seconds of each other at the facility, which is located in the Binhai New Area of Tianjin, China.[5][6] The second explosion was far larger and involved the detonation of about 800 tonnes of ammonium nitrate.[7] Fires caused by the initial explosions continued to burn uncontrolled throughout the weekend, repeatedly causing secondary explosions, with eight additional explosions occurring on Saturday, 15 August.

The cause of the explosions was not immediately known at first,[6] but an investigation concluded in February 2016 that an overheated container of dry nitrocellulose was the cause of the initial explosion.[8]

Poor coverage of the event and the emergency response to it received criticism.[9][10][11] The Chinese government also censored the internet and social media using the words “Tianjin” and “explosion”,[12] and announced it had taken down multiple websites for publishing “false” information.[13]

As of 12 September 2015, the official casualty report was 173 deaths,[2] 8 missing, and 797 non-fatal injuries.[3]

Groovy, man.

steppenwolf

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Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1961 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton. Guitarist Michael Monarch and bassist Rushton Moreve were recruited by notices placed in LA area record stores and musical instrument stores. The essential core of Steppenwolf was John Kay, Jerry Edmonton and Goldy McJohn from The Sparrows (originally Jack London & the Sparrows from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).

Steppenwolf sold over 25 million records worldwide, releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles, of which six were Top 40 hits, including three Top 10 successes: “Born to Be Wild”, written by Dennis Edmonton, “Magic Carpet Ride”, and “Rock Me.” Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John Kay is the only original member, having served as lead singer since 1967.