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  • 'Wandering stones' of Death Valley explained

    08/29/2014 3:15:01 PM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 39 replies
    nature ^ | 27 August 2014
    Ending a half-century of geological speculation, scientists have finally seen the process that causes rocks to move atop Racetrack Playa, a desert lake bed in the mountains above Death Valley, California. Researchers watched a pond freeze atop the playa, then break apart into sheets of ice that — blown by wind — shoved rocks across the lake bed. Until now, no one has been able to explain why hundreds of rocks scoot unseen across the playa surface, creating trails behind them like children dragging sticks through the mud. “It’s a delight to be involved in sorting out this kind of...
  • WaPo Rains on Rolling Stones Parade in Tel Aviv

    06/06/2014 5:51:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/6/2016 | Leo Rennert
    The Rolling Stones concert in Tel Aviv, their first in Israel, was a huge success -- musically and politically. Mick Jagger shrugged off pleas to cancel from the usual anti-Israel suspects. The Israel-boycott movement was left with another defeat.
  • Happy 70th Mick

    07/26/2013 8:46:25 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 69 replies
    youtube ^ | 1972 | Mick and Keith
    Dead Flowers - 1972 in Texas Mick, Keith, and Mick Taylor on guitar. For the youngin's out there - this is what they used to call "music"
  • Time still on his side: Mick Jagger turns 70 - 10 great performances

    More than four decades ago, Mick Jagger claimed that he couldn’t imagine jumping around a stage and singing rock and roll when he was thirty. If things didn’t turn out quite like he imagined they might, Jagger — who turns 70 on July 26 — has certainly beaten the odds. Not only has rock music not cut him down as it has far too many others, it’s kept him young. An impossibly agile performer, Jagger — as these clips, presented in chronological order, attest — still has most of the moves he displayed when he first took the stage with...
  • Defying Boycotts, Jagger, Stones, to Honor Israel’s 65th Birthday (Hoax)

    02/27/2013 11:42:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Joshua Pundit ^ | 2/27/13 | Rob
    In spite of a concerted campaign by 'anti-Zionists', the Rolling Stones have announced they have no intention of cancelling their planned concert in Jerusalem on Israel’s Independence Day, Monday, April 15. “We’ve been slammed and smacked and twittered a lot by the anti-Israeli side,” said Mick Jagger, the band’s leader and most recognizable member since 1963. “All I can say is: anything worth doing is worth overdoing. So we decided to add a concert on Tuesday.” Needless to say, tickets to both concerts, Monday night in Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem and Tuesday night in Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, have been...
  • Rocking at 50: Rolling Stones to tour again

    10/15/2012 5:08:49 PM PDT · by ETL · 100 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | October 15, 2012 | DANICA KIRKA
    LONDON (AP) — You can't always get what you want — but if your desire is to attend a Rolling Stones concert this might be your lucky day. The legendary band said Monday it would return to the stage this year with four concerts in Britain and the United States. The shows will take place on Nov. 25 and 29 at London's O2 Arena, followed by gigs on Dec. 13 and 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, just outside of New York. The shows mark the first time in five years that the Stones have performed live,...
  • Start it up: the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' first gig - Thursday 12 July,1962

    07/11/2012 7:44:44 PM PDT · by Elle Bee · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 9 July 2012 | Christopher Sandford
    In the summer of 1962, the management of the Academy cinema on Oxford Street in London thought it wise to warn patrons that the film they were about to see, the big-screen adaptation of John Wyndham's novel about killer plants, The Day of the Triffids, "contained graphic horror" and "might prove disturbing to those of a nervous disposition". Today, Wyndham's mutant shrubs look blandly innocuous. But on the night of Thursday 12 July, in a basement club called the Marquee, just a few feet below the cinema where the Triffids was screening, something much more unsettling was about to get...
  • EU Statement Suggests Arabs Can Throw Stones at Protests

    05/22/2012 8:19:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/12 | Elad Benari
    A statement issued by the European Union on Tuesday seemed to suggest it supports Palestinian Authority Arabs’ rights to throw stones during non-violent protests. The statement, released on Tuesday by the spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, criticized Israel for convicting PA Arab Bassem Tamimi of dispatching stone-throwers and protesting illegally. An Israeli court convicted Tamimi on Sunday, according to an AFP report. The 45-year-old was charged with soliciting stone-throwing based on evidence that he directed such incidents from the roof-tops. He was arrested on March 24, 2011, AFP reported,...
  • Mick Jagger: Two cheers for an aging frontman

    05/18/2012 7:15:39 AM PDT · by Oratam · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 17, 2012 | Scott Galupo
    Mick Jagger will close out this season of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as both host and, along with Foo Fighters and Arcade Fire, musical guest. He does so at a moment when his professional reputation is not exactly at its high water mark.[snip] I will take the admixture of flops and gems that Late Jagger yields over what I'm getting from Late Richards — which is not much of anything.
  • The Stones Cry Out ,Addressing the Worldwide Sounds

    01/22/2012 11:29:59 AM PST · by STD · 44 replies
    vanity ^ | 1/21/12 | STD
    Dear FReepers, Since the first week in January, a worldwide sensation has swept the internet. Thousands of people have reported hearing trumpets, horns, clicking and thumping noises coming from out of the ground, or the mountains or in the forests. Basically, wherever the din of society can't drowned out the sounds.
  • My Wife is Having Surgery

    09/13/2011 8:11:25 AM PDT · by OneVike · 104 replies
    9/13/11 | OneVike
    My wife is getting ready to have surgery. She is having 3 bladder stones removed. This is normally a simple procedure, but as many of you know my wife is a paraplegic. Because she had bladder reconstructive surgery about 15 years ago it is a bit more involved than normal. Besides, being her 15th time going under has made her more apprehensive about surgery's any more. Considering how anything can and does happen, I would appreciate some prayers for her. I am sure it will all go off without any problems, but prayers can never hurt. The who procedure...
  • Experts solve mystery of ancient stone monument near Atlanta

    04/12/2011 12:01:12 PM PDT · by Palter · 31 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11 April 2011 | Richard Thornton
    Rock art specialists from around North America have finally solved this century old archaeological riddle. The stone slab is evidence that native peoples from Puerto Rico or Cuba once lived within the interior of Eastern North America. One day, long before Christopher Columbus claimed to have landed on the eastern edge of Asia, a forgotten people cut steps in the rocks leading up a steep bluff near the Chattahoochee River in the northwest section of the State of Georgia. They carved a supernatural figure on a four feet by one foot granite slab and erected it on the top of...
  • Altamont 40 years later: Organizers recall perfect storm of bad decisions and worse breaks

    11/29/2009 9:03:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies · 994+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/29/9 | Jim Harrington
    It was supposed to be "Woodstock West" — a free concert that would draw hundreds of thousands of fans, feature some of the biggest names in rock and solidify the still-blossoming Flower Power movement.The Altamont Speedway Free Festival was also envisioned as something that would emerge as the most famous music event in Bay Area history. It did just that, but for all the wrong reasons."It was just a big mess," says Rock Scully, the longtime manager of the Grateful Dead and one of the primary organizers of the festival. "But the ball was rolling and it couldn't be stopped."Some...
  • THE TWELVE STONES SET UP AT THE JORDAN FOUND WITH INSCRIPTIONS

    09/20/2009 6:22:46 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 17 replies · 3,246+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | jerusalem post
    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?apage=1&cid=1249418627506&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull "Then Moses and the elders of Israel charged all the people as follows: 'Keep the entire commandment that I am commanding you today. On the day that you cross over the Jordan into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall set up great stones and cover them with plaster. You shall write on them all the words of this law when you have crossed over." (Deuteronomy 27:1-3). Rubble on floor may have fallen from the ceiling during earthquakes since the cavern was fashioned. Built on the foundations of an ancient Byzantine church, the Greek...
  • Stones thrown at Gothenburg firemen

    08/28/2009 8:43:08 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 21 replies · 1,149+ views
    The Local ^ | August 28 | TT/The Local
    "Fire fighters in Gothenburg were attacked with stones on Thursday night as they rushed to tackle the latest in a series of fires with suspected connections to youth gangs that have raged across the city in the last week. The rescue workers were met by stone-throwing youths shortly after midnight as they attempted to put out a fire in a newspaper storage box on Tamburingatan in the Västra Frölunda suburb."
  • Blessing of the Foundation Stones of the Latin and Greek Melkite Churches at Bethany 

    05/10/2009 2:55:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 345+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 10, 2009
    On Sunday evening, 10 May 2009, the Holy Father blessed two foundation stones, at Bethany beyond the Jordan, one for a Latin church and one for a Greek Melkite church. The Pope recalled, in addition to the Baptism of Christ, the biblical association of the prophet Elijah with this area. Dear Brother Bishops, Dear friends, It is with great spiritual joy that I come to bless the foundation stones of two Catholic Churches to be built beside the river Jordan, a place marked by many memorable events in biblical history. The prophet Elijah the Tishbite, was from this area, not...
  • Obama Won’t Receive ASU (Arizona State) Honorary Degree-(Too Inexperienced To Qualify!)

    04/09/2009 5:03:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies · 1,561+ views
    ASU Web Devil ^ | 8 April 2009 | Adam Sneed
    ASU will not award President Barack Obama an honorary degree when he speaks at the commencement ceremony on May 13. University spokeswoman Sharon Keeler said Tuesday that the University awards honorary degrees to recognize individuals for their work and accomplishments spanning their lifetime. “Because President Obama’s body of work is yet to come, it’s inappropriate to recognize him at this time,” Keeler said. Previous recipients of honorary degrees from ASU had long-established careers in their fields of work, Keeler said, and they aren’t necessarily affiliated with ASU. (SNIP) President Michael Crow told the committee that significant contributions to education and...
  • 'Genius existed on the prairies 5,000 years ago'[Canada]

    02/03/2009 12:19:57 PM PST · by BGHater · 38 replies · 1,091+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | 31 Jan 2009 | Bob Weber
    An academic maverick is challenging conventional wisdom on Canada’s prehistory by claiming an archeological site in southern Alberta is really a vast, open-air sun temple with a precise 5,000-year-old calendar predating England’s Stonehenge and Egypt’s pyramids. Mainstream archeologists consider the rock-encircled cairn to be just another medicine wheel left behind by early aboriginals. But a new book by retired University of Alberta professor Gordon Freeman says it is in fact the centre of a 26-square-kilometre stone “lacework” that marks the changing seasons and the phases of the moon with greater accuracy than our current calendar. “Genius existed on the prairies...
  • Rockets land east of Ashdod

    12/28/2008 12:55:48 AM PST · by Cindy · 47 replies · 1,687+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 12.28.08, 09:46 / Israel News | Shmulik Hadad
    SNIPPET: "Rocket range extended: Palestinian gunmen respond to IDF operation in Gaza by firing three rockets beyond Ashkelon area, some 40 km away from Strip. Building in moshav near Ashdod; air raid siren sounds in Yavne area" ARTICLE SNIPPET: "After a day which saw dozens of Qassam rockets fired at Israel, Palestinian gunmen resumed the fire on Sunday morning. Three rockets, believed to be Grad missiles, were fired from the Gaza Strip and landed east of the city of Ashdod. One of the rockets caused damage to the windows of a house in a moshav near Ashdod. Explosions were also...
  • When NK Mom Cracks Down, Teen Son Turns Her in for Growing Pot

    04/07/2008 12:49:10 PM PDT · by paltz · 30 replies · 50+ views
    kitsapsun.com ^ | Saturday, April 5, 2008 | kitsapsun.com
    NORTH KITSAP A 14-year-old boy upset that his mother threatened to send him to military school for skipping class turned her in Thursday for growing marijuana. A Kitsap County deputy went to the residence on the 6400 block of NE Silver Springs Lane after the boy called 911 emergency dispatchers and said his mother was growing marijuana, reports said. At the house, the boy told the deputy he was angry that his mother was trying to discipline him for skipping class and talking back, "and he decided to tell on his mother," the report said. At first, the 34-year-old woman...
  • Jagger a 'power freak', fellow Stone Richards says

    02/27/2008 6:25:01 PM PST · by RDTF · 39 replies · 286+ views
    breitbart ^ | Feb 27, 2008 | AFP
    Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is a "power freak" who is also a "bit vain", bandmate Keith Richards said in an interview set to be published Thursday. Speaking to Uncut magazine in an interview to promote a Martin Scorsese documentary about the band, "Shine A Light", the guitarist also said he would have told his younger self to "lay off" drugs. "Mick's a maniac. He can't get up in the morning without knowing immediately who he's going to call," the 64-year-old Richards said. "Meanwhile, I just go 'Thank God I'm awake' and wait for three or four hours before I...
  • Rolling Stones Coming to Theaters Soon (trailer for new Scorsese film)

    12/18/2007 7:14:04 PM PST · by RDTF · 11 replies · 137+ views
    Variety via Drudge Report ^ | Dec 18, 2007 | not specified
    Apple has posted the first trailer for Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones' docu, "Shine a Light." The movie also has an official website.
  • Message In The Stones

    11/01/2007 1:50:09 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 200+ views
    Message in the Stones Why transport 82 two-tonne megaliths across more than 250 miles of mountain, river and sea to build a stone circle at Stonehenge? This is one of the greatest mysteries of Britain’s best-known, but least understood, prehistoric monument. Now Tim Darvill thinks he has the answer: the famous bluestones had healing powers, and the builders of Stonehenge were creating a prehistoric Lourdes. The latest issue of CA tells all. Despite centuries of study, we seem no nearer to answering such basic questions as what is Stonehenge, who built it and why. The publication in 1965 of Stonehenge...
  • Giuliani: I Pray to Jesus for Guidance

    09/30/2007 9:01:42 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 15 replies · 156+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Sep. 29 2007 | Lawrence Jones
    NEW YORK – Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani says God is a very important part of his life. "I believe in God. I pray to God, and I pray to Jesus for guidance, help,” Giuliani said in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network. “I have very, very strong views on religion that come about from having wanted to be a priest when I was younger, having studied theology for four years in college.” The former New York mayor said he feels God’s help when “in crisis and under pressure like Sept. 11, when I was dealing with prostate cancer, or...
  • Playing with fire: Stones warned over public smoking

    09/04/2007 5:01:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 807+ views
    Press Association ^ | August 22, 2007
    A live UK music venue today dodged a fine after members of the Rolling Stones lit up cigarettes on stage in defiance of the smoking ban. The Stones are rounding off their two-year Bigger Bang world tour with a trio of dates at London's O2 Arena. On the first date, officials had to tell the band to stub out their cigarettes after the guitarists, Keith Richards and Ron Wood, performed while smoking.
  • Keef escapes fine for lighting up, but Stones will keep puffing on stage (Stones defy smoke ban)

    08/22/2007 8:10:48 AM PDT · by Stoat · 41 replies · 1,069+ views
    Times Online ^ | August 22, 2007 | Jonathan Richards
    Keef escapes fine for lighting up, but Stones will keep puffing on stage   (MMP Cambridge) Keith Richards enjoys a cigarette during the Rolling Stones gig at the O2 arena in London last night  Jonathan Richards Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will continue to smoke on stage during Rolling Stones gigs in the UK despite reminders from authorities that it is now illegal. Band insiders were responding to warnings from Greenwich Council that the two guitarists could face fines if they persist in lighting up on stage, as happened during a gig at the O2 arena last night. Richards...
  • Keith Richards: 'I DID snort my dad's ashes'

    08/07/2007 8:53:19 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 4 replies · 232+ views
    NME ^ | 08-07-07
    Richards originally claimed he was misquoted, after his publicists attempted to quash the story. Richards, who last weekend claimed he would live to the age of 150, revealed that although he did snort his father, he did not mix his ashes with cocaine, as his previous NME.COM quote implied. "The cocaine bit was rubbish," he said. "I said I chopped him up like cocaine, not with. "I pulled the lid off [my father's urn] and out comes a bit of dad on the dining room table," Richards continued. "I'm going, 'I can't use the brush and dustpan for this'. "What...
  • Keith Richards: `I Snorted My Father'

    04/03/2007 12:19:16 PM PDT · by RDTF · 80 replies · 1,516+ views
    Breitbart via Drudge report ^ | April 03, 2007 | AP
    LONDON (AP) - Keith Richards has acknowledged consuming a raft of illegal substances in his time, but this may top them all. In comments published Tuesday, the 63-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist said he had snorted his father's ashes mixed with cocaine. "The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father," Richards was quoted as saying by British music magazine NME. "He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn't have cared," he said. "... It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive." Richards' father, Bert,...
  • Stones Of Destiny Show Scotland's Ancient Faith

    02/09/2007 10:44:51 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 1,502+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 2-8-2007
    Stones of destiny show Scotland's ancient faith PETER YEOMANThe entrance to the revamped Whithorn Museum is eye-grabbing. Picture: Crown Copyright reproduced Courtesy of Historic Scotland MORE than 1,000 years ago three brief words were cut into the face of a beautiful carved cross. Standing at attention: Some of the standing stones on display at the Whithorn Museum. Picture: Crown Copyright reproduced Courtesy of Historic Scotland It is one of more than 60 early Christian grave markers and crosses, many decorated with elaborately carved patterns, that form the internationally important collection known as the Whithorn stones. For centuries the meaning of...
  • Mali relics recovered in France

    01/30/2007 1:55:42 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 30 replies · 759+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, January 20, 2007
    Some of the artefacts confiscated may be up to one million years old French customs officials say they have seized more than 650 ancient artefacts smuggled from Mali in one of the largest such finds at a Paris airport. Described as an "archaeological treasure", the objects were thought to be on their way to private US buyers. Experts say most of the items are from the Neolithic period, but some may be up to one million years old. The artefacts are thought to have been taken from archaeological sites on the edge of the Sahara desert. The 669 items...
  • Possible Third Jellinge Stone Found (Viking Era)

    11/06/2006 10:35:51 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 916+ views
    Possible third Jellinge stone found By The Copenhagen Post Archaeologists believe they have found a new Viking-era stone engraved with ancient Danish Rune writing Archaeologists from Vejle Museum think they may have found a third 'Jellinge stone' - a large rock with carved runes and considered the first examples of written language in Denmark. The researchers have found seven stones in all, which they believe date from the 10th century. Jellinge stones tell of the founding of Denmark and of Christianity's arrival in the country. Even if the stones do not yield a true Jellinge stone, the find is still...
  • PROOF THAT GOD EXISTS--AND HAS NO SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL

    10/29/2006 3:16:26 PM PST · by ritt · 2 replies · 367+ views
    Horsefeathers ^ | 10-29-2006 | Stephen
    "...When America's liberal elite were offered the chance to pay up to $500,000 each (about £260,000) to attend Bill Clinton's 60th birthday extravaganza tonight - with the added promise of a private Rolling Stones concert - a packed house was expected...."
  • Americans snub invitation to pay $500,000 for Clinton birthday party

    10/29/2006 10:34:39 AM PST · by free_at_jsl.com · 20 replies · 1,896+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/28/2006 | SHARON CHURCHER
    When America's liberal elite were offered the chance to pay up to $500,000 each (about £260,000) to attend Bill Clinton's 60th birthday extravaganza tonight - with the added promise of a private Rolling Stones concert - a packed house was expected. Wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea sent out about 10,000 invitations to Hollywood tycoons, movie stars, captains of industry and Wall Street - with all proceeds to go to the former President's charitable foundation. Those who pledged the top price were promised the 'Birthday Chair Package', with the best seating for the concert as well as a chance to have...
  • Neolithic stone circle revealed in Brittany(France)

    08/17/2006 10:06:06 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 18 replies · 796+ views
    This French Life ^ | 17 Aug 2006 | Staff
    A SMALL building project in Brittany has hit the buffers with the discovery of a buried "menhir" or Neolithic standing stone. A little more digging by archaeologists uncovered around 50 other stones that date from between the 5th and 3rd Century BC. The site is near the village of Belz, in the south of Brittany, and the area is known for other standing stone formations, but this one is already being heralded as the most interesting ever discovered in France. A team from the Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques (Inrap) is slowly revealing a large quantity of remains such as...
  • Keith Richards could suffer brain damage-report

    05/09/2006 5:51:28 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 79 replies · 2,058+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 9, 2006 6:44 PM ET | Staff
    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Doctors are concerned Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards could suffer from brain damage after undergoing two surgeries following a fall while holidaying in Fiji, the New Zealand Herald reported on Wednesday. The newspaper said Richards had undergone an operation at a hospital in New Zealand on Monday to relieve a blood clot on the brain which involved drilling a hole through the skull. Subdural hematoma can be caused by mild knocks to the head. His London publicists confirmed on Monday that he had surgery but did not disclose the details. They said it was a success and...
  • Rolling Stones Play Mainland China for First Time - perform with Cui Jian (Get yer yow-yow's out...)

    04/08/2006 3:40:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 662+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/08/06 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    Stones Play Mainland China for First TimeBy CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 36 minutes ago Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, left, performs with Cui Jian, China's best known rocker, in the 8,000-seat Shanghai Grand Stage in Shanghai, China, Saturday April 8, 2006. Cui, whose songs were anthems for student protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, described the show as a 'milestone' for him and for all rock fans in China. The Rolling Stones were performing for the first time in mainland China, after an earlier scheduled performance was cancelled in 2003 due to the SARS crisis....
  • Rolling Stones Decry Super Bowl Censorship (Lyric malfunction? Keep Yer Ya-Ya's In!)

    02/07/2006 6:47:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 111 replies · 2,426+ views
    Petoskey News ^ | 2/07/06 | DAVID BAUDER
    Rolling Stones Decry Super Bowl Censorship By DAVID BAUDER Tuesday, February 7, 2006 8:50 PM EST NEW YORK - Nobody turns off the microphone on Mick Jagger without a fight. Censorship of their songs during the Super Bowl halftime show was "absolutely ridiculous and completely unnecessary," the Rolling Stones said through a spokeswoman on Tuesday. The NFL, which produced the show seen on ABC Sunday night, silenced Jagger's microphone during sexually suggestive passages of two of the three songs the band performed before an audience of 90 million television viewers. The football league, still nervous over the Janet Jackson wardrobe...
  • Stones gig bans 'oldies' (Super Bowl Halftime show to bar attendance to anyone over 45)

    01/06/2006 11:07:29 AM PST · by Stoat · 52 replies · 1,789+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | January 6, 2006 | BECI WOOD
    SHOWBIZ LATEST Stones gig bans 'oldies' Energetic ... Mick Jagger on stage     By BECI WOOD Sun Online VETERAN rockers The Rolling Stones are too old to attend one of their OWN concerts - after organisers of their forthcoming Super Bowl gig banned audience members older than 45. The US National Football League (NFL) is offering 2,000 people a chance to watch the band in action at half-time during the final game of the season on February 5. But middle-aged fans and pensioners have been barred from the guest list because organisers fear they are not spritely enough to dance,...
  • The Majestic Standing Stones Of Callanish

    01/03/2006 11:03:14 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 715+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 1-3-2006 | Caroline Wickham-Jones
    The majestic standing stones of Callanish CAROLINE WICKHAM-JONES STONE circles are evocative places and the stones at Callanish on the Isle of Lewis must be one of the most haunting. Not only is there the imposing physical presence of the stones and their spectacular landscape setting, there is also the atmosphere of mystery. Callanish (or Calanais) is one of the larger stone settings of Britain. The stones tower to a height of nearly four metres and the main monument covers an area of some 5,000 square metres. The circle itself is relatively modest and comprises 13 upright stones with a...
  • First Samples Of Prehistoric Flint Stones Discovered In Iran

    11/27/2005 2:55:59 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 835+ views
    Payvand ^ | 11-27-2005
    11/27/05 First Samples of Prehistoric Flint Stones Discovered in Iran The first samples of flint stones in Iran belonging to 9000 years ago have been identified in Yeri City historical site. Tehran, 27 November 2005 (CHN) -- The third season of archaeological excavations in the historical site of Yeri City in Ardabil province resulted in the discovery of 9000-year-old flint stones. It is the first time that traces of flint stones from pre-historic periods of Iran have been discovered. During the Neolithic epoch, due to the increase of temperature, environmental circumstances provided human beings with greater food resources. Within this...
  • Rosetta Stone

    11/25/2005 3:24:22 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 2,133+ views
    Al-Ahram ^ | 11-25-2005 | Nevine El-Aref
    Rosetta stone By Nevine El-Aref The Rosetta stone The black basalt Rosetta stone was found in 1799, a year after the French expedition to Egypt began, in a fortress located on the outskirts of Rashid by a young French officer named Pierre-François Bouchard. It measured 113cms tall, 75.5cms long and 27cms thick, and contained three distinct bands of writing. The most incomplete was the top band containing hieroglyphics; the middle band was written in the demotic script and the bottom was in Greek. Studies carried out on the stone by scholars revealed that the stone was a royal decree which...
  • NEW STONES ALBUM A BOMB? ("Sweet NeoCon" not attracting record buyers)

    10/14/2005 7:25:26 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 126 replies · 2,396+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 10/14/05
    Fox News is reporting that the latest album by the Rolling Stones, "A Bigger Bang," is "less than a month old, [and] already out of the Top 50.""A Bigger Bang" is the album that features "Sweet Neo-Con," a rare poltical song from the band, and one that attacks President Bush and Condoleezza Rice as "full of sh-t."Fox also reports that the latest album by frequent Bush critic Barbra Streisand, "Guilty Pleasures," "has caused little excitement even among her rabid fans."Both the Stones and Streisand are acts that appeal to the adult segment of the music buying public. Approximately half that...
  • Paint it black skills exploited by Stones

    09/08/2005 9:12:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 1,097+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 2, 2005 | Cornelius Chapman
    As the Rolling Stones ``Bigger Bang'' tour moves across the country with the force of a financial hurricane, it is time to ask the troubling question that will not be heard from the lips of the group's lascivious logo. Do the Stones owe reparations to African-Americans? Seriously. Consider the Stones' company profile: There has never been a black member of the group. Even the most drug-addled Stones fan knows that their product is a pirated version of African-American music. In some cases the group paid royalties to living artists such as Chuck Berry whose works they copied. In most other...
  • AFP: Radical Muslims told to leave Australia

    08/25/2005 7:23:59 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 23 replies · 852+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 August 05 | AFP
    Wed Aug 24, 2:29 AM ET SYDNEY (AFP) - Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law have been told to get out of Australia. A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to Australia at a special meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, he and his ministers made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown. Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted that some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if they did not accept that Australia was a secular state and its laws were made by parliament....
  • Rathergate Part 32 - The Rolling Stones Fax Uncovered (Vanity, Sunday Humor)

    08/21/2005 2:25:40 PM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 1 replies · 517+ views
    Aladdin Fax Machine ^ | August 21, 2005 | frankenMonkey
    21 August 2005 MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD SUBJECT: Jagger, Richards, et al. Revival of dead Career 1. Career as rock musician dead in the water, largely irrelevant, somewhat embarrassing to grand children. 2. Criticize Bush, War in Iraq, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Halliburton, Stolen 2000 Election, Stolen 2004 Election, Rove, (but remember you “support the troops.” 3. Do this on stage, better yet, cut a single. 4. Renewed attention from the press will land you a spot on 60 Minutes, Nightline, and the Today Show!(remember to tip make-up person) 5. Enjoy extra 15 minutes of fame. 6. Play Vegas, (trust me, skip the...
  • Stones raise voices against war

    08/21/2005 7:36:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies · 1,282+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 21, 2005 | Larry Katz
    ``George Bush doesn't listen to us,'' Keith Richards said. But that's not the only reason the Rolling Stones, who open their world tour at Fenway Park today, won't be getting an invitation to the White House anytime soon. The Brit rockers' new CD, ``A Bigger Bang,'' comes out Sept. 6, but Matt Drudge and other right-wing media types are already foaming at the mouth after discovering the lyrics to one of its songs, ``Sweet Neo Con,'' a scarcely disguised savaging of the commander in chief.
  • Ameriquest Mortgage to Present U.S. Leg of Rolling Stones World Tour (strong letter & contact info)

    08/17/2005 11:36:03 AM PDT · by Sally · 11 replies · 662+ views
    Ameriquest Website ^ | 5-1-05 | Ameriquest company release
    [SNIP] “With music that appeals to a wide spectrum of the American public, the Rolling Stones offer Ameriquest a broad platform to strategically communicate our brand, our services and our positioning as, ’Proud Sponsor of the American Dream’" said Brian Woods, Chief Marketing Officer, Ameriquest Mortgage Company. “In today’s saturated marketplace, the Rolling Stones break through the clutter to reach fans in a way that few iconic brands can. Being the presenting sponsor of this tour allows Ameriquest the opportunity to reach those fans by fulfilling their Dream to see the Stones on stage live."
  • Gimme Shelter from the Hypocrite Rolling Stones

    08/10/2005 3:16:44 PM PDT · by forty_years · 42 replies · 2,851+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | August 10, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    The Rolling Stones’ music has been downright awful since Tattoo You (1981) – but Mick Jagger’s big lips keep on yammering. Mick, the great arrogant hypocrite, with a net worth of $500,000,000.00, and 7 children he couldn’t give a damn about, is now lecturing American conservatives about morality: The Rolling Stones, not exactly a band at the forefront of rock 'n' roll activism, are taking aim at the American right with a new song on their upcoming album, according to Newsweek magazine. The track, "Sweet Neo Con," boasts the line, "You call yourself a Christian, I call you a hypocrite/You...
  • Rolling Stones new cd reviewed (my first vanity)

    08/10/2005 10:08:57 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies · 1,140+ views
    Myself
    Finally I have a vanity post worthy of Freepers... A friend of mine here in Germany is a music editor for a magazine. He is a true blue lifelong Rolling Stones fan (as well as a leftie) and has been to a Pre-Listening Session of the new Rolling Stones album today. Now this is exactly what he told me about it: "It sucks."
  • Afghan Protesters Riot at U.S. Base

    07/26/2005 12:28:58 PM PDT · by bookworm100 · 14 replies · 482+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 26, 2005 | AMIR SHAH
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Hundreds of protesters chanting "Die America!" and throwing stones tried to batter down a gate at the U.S. military's main Afghan base Tuesday, adding to anxieties in a country worried that fighting with insurgents could disrupt elections.