Thursday, August 30, 2007
final hour of trading alone, is that volume again is light -- which tends to skew the
market's movements. Advancing issues led decliners by about 5 to 1 on the New York Stock
Exchange, where consolidated volume came to 2.77 billion compared to 2.35 billion on Tuesday.
"He hasn't spoken on the economy in about a month and a half, and it's clearly incumbent
upon him to make some kind of statement,"
Sunday, August 26, 2007
- Born: 2 October 1869
- Birthplace: Porbandar, India
- Died: 30 January 1948 (assassination)
- Best Known As: Non-violent leader of Indian independence
Mohandas K. Gandhi studied law in England, then spent 20 years defending the rights of immigrants in South Africa. In 1914 he returned to India and became the leader of the Indian National Congress. Gandhi urged non-violence and civil disobedience as a means to independence from Great Britain, with public acts of defiance that landed him in jail several times. In 1947 he participated in the postwar negotiations that led to Indian independence. He was shot to death by a Hindu fanatic in 1948.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I AM restless. I am athirst for far-away things.
My soul goes out in a longing to touch the skirt of the dim distance.
O Great Beyond, O the keen call of thy flute!
I forget, I ever forget, that I have no wings to fly, that I am bound in this spot evermore.
I am eager and wakeful, I am a stranger in a strange land.
Thy breath comes to me whispering an impossible hope.
Thy tongue is known to my heart as its very own.
O Far-to-seek, O the keen call of thy flute!
I forget, I ever forget, that I know not the way, that I have not the winged horse.
I am listless, I am a wanderer in my heart.
In the sunny haze of the languid hours, what vast vision of thine takes shape in the blue of the sky!
O Farthest end, O the keen call of thy flute!
I forget, I ever forget, that the gates are shut everywhere in the house where I dwell alone!
Monday, June 25, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
...because of their purely quantitative territorial element, various national liberations did engender decolonization...