Rear View Mirror #9: Ebb Tide — Jazz and Classic Pop Music

This classic was written in 1953 by lyricist Carl Sigman and composer Robert Maxwell. An instrumental version in that year by Frank Chacksfield was a major hit. The most successful recording was in 1965 by The Righteous Brothers, peaking at #5 on the US charts.

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‘Designed To Kill’: Assault Weapons Remain Legal And Easy To Purchase In America — CBS New YorkCBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)– Military-style assault weapons like the one Omar Mateen used to blast away at an Orlando nightclub remain legal and easy to purchase — easier, in Florida, than buying a handgun. Mateen wielded an AR-15, the most popular rifle sold in the United States according to the National Rifle Association. Manufactured by companies…

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At an Indian wildlife sanctuary, a warning against selfies taken with Asiatic lions — Quartz

India is getting concerned by a string of fatalities involving selfie-takers. By at least one estimate, 19 of the world’s 49 known selfie-linked deaths since 2014 have occurred on the subcontinent. Now the forest department of the western Indian state of Gujarat is advising tourists and locals against taking selfies with lions at the Gir…

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A short back and sides — Tootlepedal’s Blog

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Venetia, my Somerset correspondent, who is visiting the Aigas Field Studies Centre in Inverness-shire and took this photo yesterday at Loch Aigas. Our run of pleasantly warm but very grey days continued. In spite of occasional spits of rain and some very dark clouds at times, it […]

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Yellowstone: Living Landscapes — Uprooted Magnolia

We stayed in Gardiner Montana, just near the north entrance of the park. Located about 5 miles from the entrance is the Mammoth Hot Springs, our first stop in Yellowstone. Mammoth Hot Springs is a large complex of hot springs on a hill of travertine, a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs. “It was […]

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Advocates: FDA Blood Donation Policy Still Discriminates Against Gay, Bisexual Men — CBS New YorkCBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Giving blood is just one of many ways people are trying to help the wounded in Orlando, but one group is barred from donating. As CBS2’s Emily Smith reported, the Food and Drug Administration requires a year of celibacy before men who have sex with other men can donate blood. “The…

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RECHAZO A TERRORISMO TRANSFOBICO EN ORLANDO, FLORIDA / REJECTION TO ATTACK ENERGETIC homophobic IN A FLORIDA ORLANDO DISCOTECA — Asociación Silueta X

English Below RECHAZO ENERGICO AL ATENTADO HOMOFOBICO EN UNA DISCOTECA DE ORLANDO FLORIDA La Federación ecuatoriana de organizaciones LGBT, rechaza enérgicamente las acciones realizadas por un individuo identificado al grupo terrorista ISIS, con miras no solo a crear terrorismo, sino xenofobia y homofobia en una discoteca de Orlando Florida, estados Unidos, Estos actos no solo refuerzan […]

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