Over the last two nights, March 17-18, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh put together some serious star power for a run of shows at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. Lesh celebrated his 76th birthday on March 15th, bringing along Warren Haynes, Rob Barraco, John Molo and Lettuce/Soulive guitarist, Eric Krasno. Krasno held his own as the newcomer to the group (though he has played as a “Friend” before), though fans were quite excited as Jimmy Herring returned to the lineup for the two-night stand. Herring, Haynes, Barraco and Molo are “The Q,” one of Lesh’s longest-standing lineups in the days before Furthur.For those who attended, “The Q” certainly felt reminiscent of old times. Thankfully, photographer Bill Kelly was on the scene to capture some of the moments of this run. Check out his images below, or and you can find videos/audio with full recaps for March 17th and March 18th by following the links. Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – 3/17/16Set One: Jam > Dear Mr. Fantasy wh > China Cat Sunflower rb > Let It Ride pl rb, Passenger wh rb > Cosmic Charlie pl rb, Cassidy wh rb, Spots Of Time wh rbSet II: Mason’s Children pl wh rb > Mountain Jam jam > Mountains Of the Moon pl, Night Of 1000 Stars wh pl rb > Mountains Of the Moon pl > The Other One rb pl > Cryptical Envelopment pl, St. Stephen pl wh > In The Midnight Hour wh, Donor RapE: Days Between wh Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – 3/18/16Set One: Jam > Dark Star pl wh rb > Again & Again wh rb, New Speedway Boogie wh pl, Sunshine of Your Love wh > Broken Arrow pl wh, End Of The Line wh > Dark Star v2 pl wh rb > I Know You Rider pl whSet Two: Unbroken Chain pl, Jam > The Wheel pl wh rb > Cumberland Blues pl wh rb, Uncle John’s Band pl wh > No More Do I wh rb > The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys wh > Franklin’s Tower pl wh, Donor RapEncore: Patchwork Quilt wh rbA full gallery of Bill Kelly’s images can be seen below: Load remaining images
German Hygiene Museum Nazi officials at the “The Miracle of Life” exhibition, German Hygiene Museum, Dresden, 1935. The new Nazi museum leadership asserted that societies resembled organisms that followed the lead of their brains. The most logical social structure was one that saw society as a collective unit, literally a body guided by a strong leader. Credit: National Archives and Records Administration ‘Deadly Medicine’ Eugen Fischer Eugen Fischer reading Heredity Journal. Fischer, director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Eugenics, and Human Heredity from 1927 to 1942, authored a 1913 study of the racially mixed children of Dutch men and Hottentot women in German southwest Africa. Fischer opposed “racial mixing,” arguing that “Negro blood” was of “lesser value” and that mixing it with “white blood” would bring about the demise of European culture. After 1933, Fischer adapted his institute’s activities to serve Nazi anti-Semitic policies. He taught courses for SS doctors, served as a judge on Berlin’s Hereditary Health Court, and provided hundreds of opinions on the paternity and “racial purity” of individuals, including the Mischlinge offspring of Jewish and non-Jewish German couples. Credit: Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin-Dahlem Racial classification Head shots showing various racial types. Most Western anthropologists classified people into “races” based on physical traits such as head size and eye, hair, and skin color. This classification was developed by Eugen Fischer and published in the 1921 and 1923 editions of Foundations of Human Genetics and Racial Hygiene. Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Dinaric Heads of racial types, created by anthropologists from plaster molds of the faces of living subjects, were mass-produced in Nazi Germany for use in exhibitions and racial hygiene classes. This head portrays the “Dinaric” (Balkan) racial type. Credit: Blinden-Museum an der Johann-Agust-Zeune-Schule fur Blinde, Berlin The table slab was cold and hard beneath 6-year-old Irene Hizme as doctors and nurses took measurements and blood samples. She didn’t know what was happening to her, and by the time it was all over, she wouldn’t care. She was found lying nearly comatose on the ground by a woman who brought her home to begin her recovery.Though it’s routine for children to be examined by physicians, that was hardly the case here. Her doctor was Josef Mengele, the infamous Nazi who conducted cruel experiments on inmates at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.Hizme, who survived both her imprisonment and Mengele’s experiments, told her story to a rapt audience at Harvard Medical School’s Joseph Martin Conference Center in the New Research Building on April 14. Hizme was participating in a program to kick off the opening of an exhibit at Harvard Medical School’s Countway Library of Medicine, “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.”The exhibit, created by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in collaboration with a long list of institutional sponsors, addresses physicians’ roles in the evolution of what became the Holocaust through the early decades of the 1900s to the horror of its full execution during World War II.The exhibit presents an eye-opening look at some of the lesser-known programs — many of which involved physicians — that established the Nazi philosophy of racial improvement and then implemented it through the 1930s. These programs began in 1933 with forced sterilization of the blind, deaf, alcoholics, physically deformed, and other groups judged inferior. In 1939, the murders began of thousands of children born with deformities, moving on to the killings of hundreds of thousands of adults institutionalized for mental illness and other causes. That program saw the development and use of gas chambers, later employed against Europe’s Jews and other groups in Nazi death camps.When Hizme, who was born in Prague, arrived at Auschwitz, she remembered the stifling, stinking conditions in the cattle car she and others rode and how relieved everyone was when the doors opened at their destination and let in fresh air. The relief for the 6-year-old and others didn’t last long, as they were rousted from the car and sorted, a duty carried out by doctors, with some prisoners going to the camp and others to the gas chambers.Because Mengele had an interest in twins for his heredity experiments, she and her brother were kept alive. She believes that she was experimented on while her brother was used as a control. She recalled X-rays and many injections whose contents she still doesn’t know, and of being sick in the camp hospital many times. During one of those times, all the patients were gassed, while she was saved by a nurse who hid her under her skirt.“I was young, so I really did not understand what was going on,” Hizme said.Julie Hock, New England regional director of the U.S. Holocaust Museum, said the organization has had many exhibits over the years, but this is the first that begins to answer the question on people’s minds as they try to grasp the enormity of what happened: How was this humanly possible?Susan Bachrach, the exhibit’s curator, and Boston University Professor Michael Grodin, who has written about Holocaust doctors, laid out how the rediscovery of Gregor Mendel’s genetics experiments led to the growth of the global eugenics movement in the early 1900s. Eugenics organizations, seeking human perfection, were active in many countries, including Germany and the United States. In America, many states had forced-sterilization programs, backed by the Supreme Court, which in 1927 upheld Virginia’s such program for the “feebleminded.”Grodin said physicians played not just a bit part, but a central role in both the eugenics philosophy and in its eventual translation into Nazi programs to “disinfect” society. Doctors had a much greater representation in the Nazi Party than average Germans and played key roles throughout.“Physicians were not victims; they were perpetrators,” Grodin said. “Nothing was inevitable; choices were made.”In his research, Grodin sought to determine why physicians who pledge to improve human life wound up joining with the Nazis instead. He said there were some traits that might explain some physician participation — such as a willingness to dehumanize patients, an ability to compartmentalize their own lives, and a feeling of omnipotence — but added there was no way of predicting who would wind up embracing Nazi activities, just as there was no way of predicting who would wind up protecting the persecuted, risking their own lives.Grodin cautioned against thinking that the Holocaust was an isolated event, and exhibit organizers said the displays are intended to provide food for thought for some of today’s ethical questions. After all, Grodin said, black soldiers who liberated the prison camps were fighting in segregated companies, interracial marriage was outlawed in many states, and medical experiments in the United States have been repeatedly carried out against unwilling participants.Grodin cited the Willowbrook experiments, in which hepatitis was given to mentally retarded children in New York for 14 years in the 1950s and 1960s, the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, carried out on unsuspecting black men between 1932 and 1972, and the injection of patients at the Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital with live cancer cells in 1962.Grodin said the Holocaust reached the scale it did because it was state-sponsored instead of just supported by individuals. Still, he said, it is instructive to understand the smaller steps that ultimately led to the Nazi death camps.“I think we have to be very concerned when we take small steps,” Grodin said. Enst Wentzler Enst Wentzler treats a child with rickets. Wentzler’s Berlin pediatric clinic served many wealthy families and high-ranking Nazi officials. Although Wentzler developed methods to treat premature infants or children with severe birth defects, he supported ending the lives of the “incurably ill” and served as a primary coordinator of the pediatric “euthanasia” program, evaluating patient forms and ordering the killing of several thousand children. Credit: National Library of Medical Science, Bethesda, Md.
The home at 113 Carlton Tce, Manly. Picture: supplied.THIS beautiful art deco home with ocean views and a pool has hit the market in Manly. Owners Kevin and Kristine Rees bought the 1930s property at 113 Carlton Tce in 2012 and slowly updated the home while making sure the character features shone. “The first thing we did was put in a pool and landscaped the back, and it just continued on from there,” Mr Rees said. “Being in such a great spot overlooking Manly harbour, we wanted to do it justice. We freshened up the kitchen, put in a new laundry, repainted, tiled front and back and put in a back patio.” The front balcony looks out over Manly harbour and Moreton Bay. Picture: supplied. MORE NEWS: ‘Upyards’ the new city backyards State’s top construction projects revealed Mr Rees said the standout features were the custom-designed pool and the formal dining room.“We redid all the surfaces in the dining room and the wallpaper as well, which is in keeping with the home’s era,” he said. “It was all timber on timber, and that was probably our boldest move, giving it a modern feel by lightening it while keeping the formality of the room.” The home is set on an elevated 607sq m block with bay views. The formal living space has art deco features and wallpaper true to the era. Picture: supplied.Spread across two levels, the home has three bedrooms, a bathroom, a laundry and a family room opening to the front porch on the ground floor. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoInternal stairs lead to the open-plan living dining and kitchen area, which opens to the balcony. There is also a formal dining room opening to a rear balcony, a formal lounge room and a sitting room. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. Mr Rees said the front balcony was one of his favourite spots, with its views across the ever-changing Moreton Bay. The swimming pool was custom designed to suit the backyard. Picture: supplied.Mr Rees said he and his wife were sad to be leaving but were glad to have been a part of the home’s history.“We’re really proud of what we’ve done with the house and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed the years we’ve been there,” he said. The property is on the market through David Lazarus of Belle Property Manly. Abandoned riverfront home is squatters delight
Tweet Sharing is caring! 22 Views no discussions Share LocalNews Defense closes their case in dual citizenship trial by: – September 15, 2011 Photo credit; lazytechguys.comThe legal team representing the Defendants in the dual citizenship trial, headed by Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan who were expected to call one more witness this morning, informed Justice Gertel Thom that they had decided to close their case.The dual citizenship trial involving Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Minister of Education Honouarble Petter St. Jean, Leader of the United Workers Party Honourable Ronald Green, and former Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and Forestry Maynard Joseph began on September 5th to determine whether Mr Skerrit and Mr St. Jean were holders of French citizenship at the time of their nomination as candidates for general election in December of 2009.The Defense called six witnesses yesterday; Phillip Guiste of Boetica, Joan Hillaire Guiste of Delices, Lawrence Degallerie of La Plaine, Davis Thomas of La Plaine, Theodore Remy of Thibaud, and Cris Walter of Vieille Case and were expected to call one more witness when trial resumed this morning.The Petitioners who were expecting one more witness, Felix Prosper of La Plaine who is now employed as a seaman with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, will not be available to testify tomorrow as was initially communicated to the Court.Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes informed Justice Gertel Thom this morning that after communication between Mr. Prosper’s employer and his legal team last evening, they are informed that the boat will be docking in Baltimore on Saturday of this week and therefore he will not be available to testify tomorrow. Mr Mendes further explained that Mr Prosper’s employer also advised that he will be available for a two week period which will not be detrimental to his employment and therefore sought the Court’s permission to allow Mr Prosper’s evidence to be heard on 28th September, 2011, a date which is convenient to both legal teams.Justice Gertel Thom after hearing Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan’s concern that there should be finality of evidence and anxiety to have the matter resolved, granted the application made by the Petitioners to have the evidence of Mr Prosper heard at a later date.Justice Thom ordered that written submissions with authorities by both sides be filed in the Court no later than 12 pm on the 28th day of September, 2011 and that oral submissions will be heard on the 3rd and 4th of October, 2011. Eighteen witnesses have already testified on behalf of the Petitioners and Mr Prosper’s evidence will be heard on the 29th of September when Court resumes at 9am.Dominica Vibes News Share Share
“Today it’s mask laws. Tomorrow it will be mandatory vaccines. What happen to my body my choice? Guess that only applies when killing babies or something… How convenient..,” one donator commented.The page, which was created on Wednesday, has raised nearly $6,500 as of Thursday evening. Traficante says the goal is to raise $10,000.Martin County officials have not commented about the page or Traficante’s plan to fight the mask order. She explains that all of the money donated will be used towards the lawsuit and attorney fees against the county, as well as for any appeals.Anti-mask GoFundMe page A Martin County woman has created a GoFundMe page, with the goal of paying for a lawsuit against the county, after officials there passed a mask ordinance earlier this week.“We cannot allow our local government to be involved in the gross disregard for our basic individual rights. This has to stop and we need to stand together and firm against this tyranny,” Kaye Traficante, the organizer, wrote.