Polosi Points at Trump waah waah waah

What An Adult  WOMEN / Mother / Teacher  / Law Officer / should look like when she reprimands a Gangster / Bully / 4 Year Old  caught in the act and needs to be impeached now!

@SpeakerPelosi Speaker Pelosi “literally standing up to the president”

Notice the other men in the room who hang their heads in shame.

EXACTLY WHAT A 4 YEAR OLD LOOKS LIKE WHEN CAUGHT an unstable genius waah waah wa


Impeachment Now! by Jonathan A. Weiss


by Jonathan A. Weiss

Donald Trump and his accomplices have created irremediable damage.
The destruction wrought on the environment, pollution, and poisons released has led to loss of forests, extinction of plants and animals, large and small, in air, sea and on land, with loss of public parks and land, etc. The Federal Courts has over 100 new unreasoning right wing ideologues. Poor people, be they refugees or citizens, have been systematically traumatized by deprivations, deplorable housing, reduced and inadequate help from entitlements (misallocation of resources), and family separation, incarcerated without rights, often in privatized jails including the unsupervised Federal Marshall prisons; with some refugees placed outside the United States in terrible situations. Some of these human beings may also sicken and die. Foreign policy has supported dictators’ murderous oppressive regimes and failed allies (the Kurdish abandonment is sickening) cut aid, including medical with diseases that know no borders, facilitated acts of imperialism by Russia and China.

Some devastation, with a new example almost every day, may be reversible.
The hope would be that the first project of a decent new President would be to have his (or her) staff prepare a list of all of Trump’s executive orders to be reviewed to see which ones should be rescinded immediately and appropriate ones restored. The Cabinet members should have their staffs review all regulations promulgated and rescinded to repeal and reinstate, after public comment, as quickly as possible. Hercules cleared out the Augean stables – a new Administration should follow that example. Obviously, the sooner the better,  for quicker reversal and prevention of permanent damage.

What could have happened?

If Obama had taken the information he had seriously or Congress had acted upon it and the Steele report, it is possible that much of the laying waste to the world, its people, and its value may have been prevented.
Instead, Congress did not start its own investigation, best probably for impeachment, but put all its eggs in one basket with a Republican lawyer, not independent – but under the Department of Justice, to conduct an inquiry. Meanwhile, journalism, with all its limitations, augmented by the Administration’s public pronouncements, was constantly revealed, while Mueller was taking an inordinately long time, Trumpian actions which were Constitutionally forbidden included the functioning nepotistic continuation of business from the White House.

Instead, Congress waited a long time for a report by a lawyer (cowed by his place in the hierarchy) who clearly was not going to do his job properly for example: not following up on Don Jr.  and not insisting on an actual interview with the criminal President. 
The cowardly deficient report not only did not recommend impeachment and prosecution, as it should have, but also invented new defenses for the corrupt family, President, and administration. After relying on the ancient internal Justice department memo about Agnew’s prosecution with the unjustified dicta that a President could not be indicted, Mueller also insisted that his report could not disclose guilt (i.e. “But for this Justice Department memorandum, President Trump should be prosecuted and impeached”) because it was “unfair” since the protected President could not defend himself as he would in Court; Don, Jr.’s known collusion and other associated acts were not “criminal” because he was “ignorant of the law.”

Even then the material laid out, most already known by an informed public, was enough to establish grounds of impeachment on both collusion and obstruction of Justice.
Yet, there was no movement to impeach. Compare what happened to President Clinton. After the 1996 election indicated there was no appetite in the voters to impeach him, the Republicans proceeded on the basis of his falling into a trap and lying in a civil deposition  – which led properly to his being disbarred. It was clear that the Senate would not vote to remove but the trial was held. Here, the forecast that the Senate would not impeach was used as an excuse not to impeach even with the report, public knowledge, and what would further develop from a vigorous House inquiry.

Another basket for eggs has appeared.
Trump has affirmed, the evidence is verified, that he and his lackeys tried to find dirt on Joe Biden by using “leverage” on foreign governments. This violation seems to have been a final straw for a full basket.

The longer he stays in power, the worse it will get.
The sooner this process moves the least damage he can do. The public is ready, many eager for impeachment and removal. The Senate may be swayed by personal political consequences, the overwhelming case, and even personal values, we could hope. Those moving for impeachment should not put all their eggs in one basket, again, but move swiftly with three Articles of Impeachment. I suggest them and their order.

(1) Contempt of Congress as part of a pattern of Obstruction.
This would include his current “stonewalling”, ordering disobedience to subpoenas, testimony by administration, provision of documents. It should also include all his violations of clear legal mandates (e.g. tax information refusal currently in Court – worth mentioning is the over 55 losses in Court, mainly on Constitutional grounds). The deficient Mueller report lays out many attempts of obstruction which should be subsumed.

(2) Forbidden Acts with Foreign Countries.
The powerful opener is, of course, the current Ukrainian scandal with criminal acts apparently by his private lawyer with a gang of foreign crooks. It should be noted that Article II, Section II mentions Ambassadors as a special class – indicating the Supreme Court has jurisdiction. The Russian invited (in public) “meddling”in the election is also laid out in the Mueller report. The Steele report should be taken seriously as a ground of investigation even now.

(3) The Emoluments Clause violation.
The public evidence from businesses and governments renting but not using rooms in Trump Hotels (yet some with meetings in its bar and restaurant) to Mar y Lago political use (proposed for an international meeting) to actual involvement by his son-in-law, in the administration, for business deals in Saudi Arabia (where Trump broke tradition of going to Mexico first after inauguration, by welcoming hospitality from that murderous regime drenched in oil and blood) to deals about Trump involved businesses, to diverting military flights to Trump hotels for lodging and purchase of higher priced fuel – all occupy room in a plethora of examples.

These three can be augmented or broken down into a longer list. But they are sufficient.
The crucial drive must be to move to deliberation with great speed to issue these Articles in order to prevent further damage to the Constitution, country, and world. The public evidence is clear, mainly verified (sometimes by Trump’s public statements) and can quickly be supported by testimony and documents.

The time to act is now.


Further Reading:

Trump’s Real Scandal Is Hiding in Plain Sight
The emphasis placed on whether the Trump team colluded with Russia to interfere in the election threatens to overshadow the scandal in plain sight.

Swampy Goons  Trump, Giuliani, Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman
Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman are accused of conspiring to ‘funnel foreign money to candidates for federal and state office’.

Federal judge threatens to toss Betsy DeVos in jail for contempt
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ignored a court order to stop collecting student loan payments from students defrauded by for-profit colleges.

Donald Trump has ‘dangerous mental illness’, say psychiatry experts at Yale conference
Mental health experts say President is ‘paranoid and delusional’

Balla Kouyaté’s Family Has Been Playing This Ancient Instrument For 800 Years

Balla Kouyaté plays at the National Heritage Fellowships Concert on Sept. 20 at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall in Washington D.C. (Courtesy Tom Pich and National Endowment for the Arts)

As a boy in Mali, Balla Kouyaté remembers playing the balafon to motivate workers on a farm. He was so small, he had to stand on a large rock to be seen by the crowd. An opportunity like that would often provide his family with enough food for at least six months, if not a year. The bubbling, penetrating sound of this African ancestor of the xylophone was an essential part of his upbringing, as consistent as laughter, an extension of himself.

“This is a constant sound in the family,” Kouyaté said during a recent interview, “a constant sound. Like as long as we’re not sleeping, you would hear this instrument.”


Orff Schulwerk Music For Children using the bass, alto xylophone and the glockenspiel

On Estonia’s Isle of Women a Colorful Folkloric Way of Life Survives

On Estonia’s Isle of Women a Colorful Folkloric Way of Life Survives

Welcome to Estonia’s Isle of Women
What would life be like without men? On this tiny Baltic island, it’s business as usual. But its colorful, folkloric way of life is threatened by a dwindling population.


‘Sound Portraits From Bulgaria: A Journey To A Vanished World’

Martin Koenig: “Sound Portraits from Bulgaria and the Balkans: Photographs and Recordings”

Princeton Library
Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 pm
8:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Smithsonian Folkways Presents  ‘Sound Portraits From Bulgaria: A Journey To A Vanished World’ (Out Nov. 1)

Martin Koenig arrived in Bulgaria in 1966 at age 27 with letters of recommendation from fellow recordist Alan Lomax and anthropologist Margaret Mead, an educator and cultural documentarian determined to study the folk dances of rural communities throughout the country. As he travelled, absorbing the culture and speaking with the people he encountered, Koenig became captivated by the earthy and ancient, yet very much alive, music he heard all around him. He recorded the music he was exposed to, and took photographs of not only dancers, but the village singers and musicians as well as those going about their daily lives around these hotbeds of creative expression. Enraptured with the people of Bulgaria, their way of life and the art they made, he returned several times between 1966 and ‘79, documenting everything he could.
Press Release

Sound Portraits from Bulgaria: A Journey to a Vanished World
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6 p.m.

Program Locations:
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium

Fully accessible to wheelchairs
Free – Online Reservation required

For over two decades, starting in the mid-1960s, ethnographer and Balkan dance specialist, Martin Koenig researched and documented traditional Bulgarian music and dance forms in their original settings. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Koenig comes to the Library to reveal a forgotten and vanishing culture with archival photographs and audio.

Reserve your general admission seat HERE starting  September 17th, 2019.

Free General Admission Ticket
FM assistive listening devices available upon request with one week minimum advance notice.
Call 212-340-0918 or 212-340-0951 to request these devices.
ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

more on Traditional Dance

Roots of Folkdance
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Roots of Folkdance
other world cultures. ROOTS OF MODERN DANCE Performing Arts Dance

Educational CyberPlayGround: TRAUDE SCHRATTENECKER and Karen Ellis Biographical…
Toronto starting in 1970. Dance creates and develops rhythmical

Educational CyberPlayGround: Motivating children towards music by Greta Pedersen
in the marching band and dance band music of the day, which was

ECP: Linguistics – Why are some languages spoken faster than others?

ECP – Linguistics


Educational CyberPlayGround provides Linguistic information and resources for learning about languages like Creole, Irish American Vernacular, Black English, AAVE African American Vernacular,
Creole Dialect Speakers, ESL, Ebonics, and Pidgin.
Promote and improve the teaching and learning of languages, identify and solve problems related to language and culture, and serve as a resource for information about language and culture.

6/25/16 KE ~ “Language like Music is a Virus and it can infect broad swaths of the public rapidly.” If there’s no virality, if it’s not spreading, it’s not happening.

Language is the most massive and inclusive art we know, a mountainous and anonymous work of unconscious generations.” ~ Edward Sapir

“There are nine different words for the color blue in the Spanish Maya dictionary,” writes Earl Shorris, “but just three Spanish translations, leaving six [blue] butterflies that can be seen only by the Maya, proving that when a language dies six butterflies disappear from the consciousness of the earth.”

Why are some languages spoken faster than others?
New research suggests that different tongues, regardless of speed, transmit information at roughly the same rate
Sep 28 2019

WERE THIS article written in Japanese, it would be longer. A Thai translation, meanwhile, would be shorter. And yet those reading it aloud, in either language or in its original English, would finish at roughly the same time. This peculiar phenomenon is the subject of new research which finds that languages face a trade-off between complexity and speed. Those packed with information are spoken slower, while simpler ones are spoken faster. As a result, most languages are equally efficient at conveying information.

In a study published this month in Science Advances, Christophe Coupé, Yoon Mi Oh, Dan Dediu and François Pellegrino start by quantifying the information density of 17 Eurasian languages, as measured by the ease with which each syllable can be guessed based on the preceding one. Next, they record the rate at which 170 native speakers read 15 texts out loud. Finally, armed with data about the information contained in a piece of text and the speed at which it can be spoken, the authors derive the rate at which information is communicated.

The results suggest that there is an optimal range of speeds within which the brain can process information most efficiently. Speakers of simple languages pick up the pace to keep conversations brief. Speakers of complex languages exert more effort planning sentences and articulating syllables, causing discussions to drag on. Yet in both cases, information is conveyed at about the same pace. “It is like bird wings,” says Dr Coupé, one of the authors, “you may have big ones that need few beats per second or you have to really flap the little ones you got, but the result is pretty much the same in terms of flying.”


Women Scientists Were Written Out of History. It’s Margaret Rossiter’s Lifelong Mission to Fix That

The historian has devoted her career to bringing to light the ingenious accomplishments of those who have been forgotten

By Susan Dominus

n 1969, Margaret Rossiter, then 24 years old, was one of the few women enrolled in a graduate program at Yale devoted to the history of science. Every Friday, Rossiter made a point of attending a regular informal gathering of her department’s professors and fellow students. Usually, at those late afternoon meetings, there was beer-drinking, which Rossiter did not mind, but also pipe-smoking, which she did, and joke-making, which she might have enjoyed except that the brand of humor generally escaped her. Even so, she kept showing up, fighting to feel accepted in a mostly male enclave, fearful of being written off in absentia.

During a lull in the conversation at one of those sessions, Rossiter threw out a question to the gathered professors. “Were there ever women scientists?” she asked. The answer she received was absolute: No. Never. None. “It was delivered quite authoritatively,” said Rossiter, now a professor emerita at Cornell University. Someone did mention at least one well-known female scientist, Marie Curie, two-time winner of the Nobel Prize. But the professors dismissed even Curie as merely the helper to her husband, casting him as the real genius behind their breakthroughs. Instead of arguing, though, Rossiter said nothing: “I realized this was not an acceptable subject.”



Workers’ Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain

Workers’ Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from
Great Britain. Edited by Michael Rosen. 2018. Princeton: Princeton
University Press. 316 pages. ISBN: 978-0-691-17534-8 (soft cover).

Reviewed by Simon Poole

This edited collection offers a tripartite selection of tales that
use traditional stories or traditional story forms; allegorical fairy
tales and fables; and moral tales. All of which were originally
published in various British periodicals between 1884 and 1914. It
also includes fairy tale illustrations and political images of the
period, which add some further interest but are not critically
examined in any way. The tales or socialist stories themselves are
presented unaffectedly yet clearly, allowing the reader to engage in
a period and cultural form that had a defined political intent: to
make socialism attractive and intelligible to children. It is this
very intention, and the possibility for it to be critiqued, that this
publication enables. The richness of metaphor in the tales, the
shared tropes of the socialist movement, and the explicit — or as
Rosen describes it — emblematic and symbolic language is exposed to
reveal clear and moving links between art, education, and politics.
It is within the copulae of these ideas that the stories of
resistance still echo in our time, and why this publication is an
unnervingly apposite read given the current political climate.

Rosen also provides thorough and illuminating concluding sections,
which provide explicative notes on aspects of the tales; citations
for the tales; alphabetically listed, biographical information on the
authors; and contextual information on the journals that first
featured the tales.

Before chronologically presenting these tales (some written by
luminaries such as William Morris), the work contextualizes their
original manifestation and historical usage by way of a detailed and
persuasively written introduction. Persuasive, that is, in regards to
the contemporary potential of the works. As Rosen points out in his
concluding paragraph, displaying or exposing societal structures and
processes through story allows the listener or reader to see how
these structures and processes “make the majority of people’s lives
such a struggle” (18).

The introduction is an innovative means of recontextualizing the
tales for the politics of our age; it offers them as a
counterculture, an alternative perhaps to what might be described as
a media-driven, late-capitalist society that otherwise imbibes
political standpoints from seemingly and increasingly extreme or
polarized perspectives. The book as a whole, then, while indubitably
being a fascinating and thorough piece of research in itself, could
also be used pedagogically in the classroom. The value would be to
open up debate; to present alternative perspectives; to challenge the
means by which politics is communicated to young people as a static

There is, of course, a situation in which the book might have less or
become of doubtful value or success. This would be if it were read
entirely as an ad hominem argument for a political ideology. Although
it should be stressed it does not read as if it were written with
this intention, to explain, I would call upon the reasons for which
folklorist Herman Bausinger wished to ally folkloristics more with
sociology than with any other discipline. Writing just after the
growth of nationalism and fascism of the Second World War, Bausinger
(1961) recognized that a balance was desperately needed that
disconnected folklore and political nationalism; that they had had a
long and at times unfortunate relationship. The manipulation of
cultural tradition and folklore into differing political ideologies
through the ages had in his view caused tragedy after tragedy. In
short, when folkloric items are misrepresented as the “spirit of the
nation,” often through a humanistic yet romantic lens, they can be
used in a nefarious manner, irrespective of the leaning of the
political machine willing the connection.

Nonetheless, the presentation of the works in this book successfully
avoid this pitfall, due to the careful rendering of the political in
a historical way. Ambiguously, though, the tales are not entirely
historicized, in that they are highlighted as relevant still today.
As such, they could be used or positioned in a methopedagogic sense
or within a framework of critical pedagogy to consider, for example,
the governmental mandate for primary schools in the education system
of the United Kingdom to teach “British Values.” As stimuli for
debate on this topic alone, the tales have great worth.

All in all, this publication is a timely yet time-honored evocation
of the enduring issues of inequality, injustice, and exploitation.

Work Cited

Bausinger, Hermann. Volkskultur in der technischen Welt. Stuttgart:
W. Kohlhammer GmbH, 1961.

UK’s National Trust Maintains That Folklore Is “Dying Out” Due to Social Media

“Head of National Trust Doesn’t Understand Folklore Despite Folklorist’s Attempts at Education.”

UK’s National Trust Maintains That Folklore Is “Dying Out” Due to Social Media

Mythical tales about mermaids, warriors and hidden treasure, walnuts to cure brain disease, dead beetles causing rain.
Such folklore has long been passed down from one generation to the next, enchanting children whilst also binding families and communities together.
But the National Trust has warned that advances in technology and social media is causing traditional mythology to die out as it is no longer relevant to modern lives.
It said that in a world dominated by smart phones and the internet, superstitions that were once believed to save the lives of miners and tales of magical blacksmiths were no longer of interest to children who have never ridden a horse or put coal on the fire.
Jessica Monaghan, the National Trust’s Head of Experiences and Programming, called on the public to share its knowledge of folklore from different regions of the UK in a bid to keep it alive.