Kris

©Renee 2013

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https://thesandymonocle.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/an-interest-in-playing/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_M._Young

Arthur Middleton Young (November 3, 1905 – May 30, 1995) was an American inventor, helicopter pioneer,cosmologistphilosopherastrologer and author. Young was the designer of Bell Helicopter‘s first helicopter, the Model 30, and inventor of the stabilizer bar used on many of Bell’s early helicopter designs. He founded the “Institute for the Study of Consciousness” in Berkeley in 1972. Young advocated a process theory, which is a form of integral theory. These theories attempt to integrate the realm of human thought and experience with the realm of science so that the concept of universe is not limited to that which can be physically measured. Young’s theory embraces evolution and the concept of the great chain of being. He has influenced such thinkers as Stanislav Grof and Laban Coblentz.

Arthur Middleton Young
Born 3 November 1905
Paris, France
Died 30 May 1995
Berkeley, California
Spouse(s) Priscilla Page
Ruth Forbes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris

The kris or keris is a prized asymmetrical dagger most strongly associated with the culture of Indonesia, but also indigenous to MalaysiaThailandBrunei and Singapore. It is known as kalis in the southern Philippines. The kris is famous for its distinctive wavy blade, although many have straight blades as well.

A kris can be divided into three parts: bilah (blade), hulu (hilt), and warangka (sheath). These parts of the kris are objects of art, often carved in meticulous detail and made from various materials: metal, precious or rare types of wood, or gold or ivory. A kris’s aesthetic value covers the dhapur (the form and design of the blade, with around 150 variants), the pamor (the pattern of metal alloy decoration on the blade, with around 60 variants), and tangguh referring to the age and origin of a kris. Depending on the quality and historical value of the kris, it can fetch thousands of dollars or even more.

Both a weapon and spiritual object, kris are often considered to have an essence or presence, considered to possess magical powers, with some blades possessing good luck and others possessing bad. Kris are used for display, as talismans with magical powers, weapons, a sanctified heirloom (pusaka), auxiliary equipment for court soldiers, an accessory for ceremonial dress, an indicator of social status, a symbol of heroism, etc. Legendary kris that possess supernatural power and extraordinary ability were mentioned in traditional folktales, such as those of Mpu Gandring, Taming Sari, and Setan Kober.

In 2005, UNESCO gave the title Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity to the kris of Indonesia. In return, UNESCO urged Indonesia to preserve their heritage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carys

Carys is a Welsh feminine given name, formed from the stem of the Welsh vocabulary word caru, “to love” (cf. third person câr “beloved friend”), and the suffix -ys, found in such names as DilysGladysGlenys and Nerys.

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More on the name Car, Carr, Kerr, Carys, Kerris, Kerrys, Curry, Kris, Krys, Kerry, Khourey, Kris,Kalis, Kellys, Love, Armour etc..:

Rogers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Christy_Minstrels

What’s so special aboout him ?

Sean Hannity: What’s Christie’s ‘Big Appeal,’ Anyway?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Christie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Christie

Christie was born on either 14 April 1940or 1941 at Singlijan Tea Estate, ChabuaAssamBritish India, the elder child of Rosemary (née Ramsden), apainter, and Francis “Frank” St. John Christie. Her father ran the tea plantation where she was raised. She has a younger brother, Clive, and a (now deceased) older half-sister, June, from her father’s relationship with an Indian woman, who worked as a tea picker on his plantation.Frank and Rosemary Christie separated when Julie was a child.

She was baptised in the Church of England and studied as a boarder at the independent Convent of Our Lady school in St. Leonards-on-SeaEast Sussex, after being expelled from another convent school for telling a risqué joke which reached a wider audience than originally anticipated. After being asked to leave the Convent of Our Lady as well, she later attended Wycombe Court School, High WycombeBuckinghamshire, during which time she lived with a foster mother from the age of six.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncan_Campbell_(The_Guardian)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggi

Maggi (German pronunciation: [ˈmaɡi] or, in Switzerland[ˈmadʒi]) is a Nestlé brand of instant soupsstocksbouillon cubesketchupssaucesseasonings and instant noodles.

The original company came into existence in 1872 in Switzerland, when Julius Maggi took over his father’s mill.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestl%C3%A9

Nestlé was formed in 1905 by the merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, established in 1866 by brothers George Page and Charles Page, and Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé, founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé. The company grew significantly during the First World War and again following the Second World War, expanding its offerings beyond its early condensed milk and infant formula products. The company has made a number of corporate acquisitions, including Crosse & Blackwell in 1950, Findus in 1963, Libby’s in 1971, Rowntree Mackintosh in 1988, and Gerber in 2007.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerr-McGee

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archie_W._Dunham

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips_Petroleum_Company

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Phillips_(musician)

Cohen*

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_Elliot

In 2009, a complete videotape of The Julie Andrews Hour Christmas Show was donated to The Paley Center For Media in New York with all of Elliot’s numbers intact. In 1973, she performed in Saga of Sonora, a 1973 TV music-comedy-western special with Jill St. JohnVince EdwardsZero Mostel, and Lesley Ann Warren.

She also sang the jingle “Hurry on down to Hardee’s, where the burgers are charco-broiled” for Hardee’s fast-food advertisements.

Throughout the early 1970s, Elliot continued her acting career as well. She had a featured role in the 1970 movie Pufnstuf and made guest appearances on TV’s The New Scooby-Doo MoviesYoung Dr. KildareLove, American Style, and The Red Skelton Show, among others.

In 1973, Elliot hired Allan Carr, who at the time managed the careers of Tony CurtisAnn-Margret, and Peter Sellers, as her manager.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066256/

Mama’ Cass Elliot literally lived next door to H.R. Pufnstuf creator Sid Krofft and took her role in the film as a favor to him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Krofft

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Dunham

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Kerr,_Lady_Kerr

Anne Dorothy Taggart was born in 1914. She was known as Nancy to her friends. She was an honours graduate from the University of Sydney. In 1935 she was awarded a French Government travelling scholarship and gained her Master of Arts from the SorbonneParis. She appeared as an official French-English interpreter at more than 30 international conferences over ten years, including Colombo Plan meetings. On one occasion she interpreted for Jawaharlal Nehru at a United Nations human rights seminar in New Delhi. She was also fluent in German.

In 1941 she married Hugh Walker Robson QC, a barrister, who was appointed to the bench in 1970. He was Judge of the New South Wales District Court and Chairman of the Court of Quarter Sessions. They had a son and a daughter. At one time he had made a bid for Liberal Party preselection for the federal seat ofWarringah.

After the end of World War II, she acted as an interpreter for the Department of External Affairs for visiting French delegations.

In 1966 she was the first Australian to become a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters.

Her marriage to Robson was dissolved in early 1975. It was reported that “strings had been pulled” to ensure her quick divorce from Robson and an avoidance of publicity. Shortly afterwards, in the Scots Kirk, Mosman, she married the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, becoming the second Lady Kerr; Sir John was a widower, his first wife Allison (née Worstead) having died on 10 September 1974, two months after he took up the post at Yarralumla.

She was privy to her husband’s thoughts and anxieties as the 1975 constitutional crisis developed, but in his autobiography Matters for Judgement (1978) Sir John Kerr strongly denied she had either dissuaded him from warning the Prime Minister Gough Whitlam that he was going to dismiss him, or that she herself had a political axe to grind. The Kerrs moved to England in 1977 after the widespread public criticism of his acceptance of the ambassadorship to UNESCO, a post he was forced to relinquish before taking it up.

Her memoirs, Lanterns Over Pinchgut, describe her extensive international experience.

Lady Kerr died in 1997 after a long battle with cancer. She was survived by her two children and four grandchildren.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jawaharlal_Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru (Hindustani: [ˈdʒəʋaːɦərˈlaːl ˈneːɦru] ( listen); 14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian Independence Movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and ruled India from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in office in 1964. Nehru is considered to be the architect of the modern Indian nation-state; a sovereignsocialistsecular, and democratic republic. He was the father of Indira Gandhi and the maternal grandfather of Rajiv Gandhi, who were to later serve as the third and sixth Prime Ministers of India, respectively.

The son of a prominent lawyer and nationalist statesman, Nehru was a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge and theInner Temple, where he trained to be a barrister. Upon his return to India, he enrolled at the Allahabad High Court while taking an interest in national politics. Nehru’s involvement in politics would gradually replace his legal practice. A committed nationalist since his teenage years, Nehru became a rising figure in Indian politics during the upheavals of the 1910s. He became the prominent leader of the left-wing factions of the Indian National Congress during the 1920s, and eventually of the entire Congress, with the tacit approval of his mentor, Gandhi. As Congress President, Nehru called for complete independence from Britain, and initiated a decisive shift towards the left in Indian politics. He was the principal author of the Indian Declaration of Independence (1929).

Nehru and the Congress dominated Indian politics during the 1930s as the country moved towards independence.

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Also see the Pandit sisters and their connection to Hull House of Chicago and Elizabeth Addams and Ellen Gates Starr*

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dina_Wadia

Dina Wadia (born Dina Jinnah August 15, 1919) is the daughter of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan.

wiki on Jinnah:

In 1892, Sir Frederick Leigh Croft, a business associate of Jinnahbhai Poonja, offered young Jinnah a London apprenticeship with his firm, Graham’s Shipping and Trading Company. He accepted the position despite the opposition of his mother, who before he left, had him enter an arranged marriage with a girl two years his junior from the ancestral village of Paneli, Emibai Jinnah. Jinnah’s mother and first wife both died during his absence in England.]Although the apprenticeship in London was considered a great opportunity for Jinnah, one reason for sending him overseas was a legal proceeding against his father, which placed the family’s property at risk of being sequestered by the court. In 1893, the Jinnahbhai family moved to Bombay.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham%27s_Shipping_and_Trading_Company

Graham’s Shipping and Trading Company was the company with which the father of Mohammed Ali Jinnah – the founder of Pakistan – did business. Mohammed Ali Jinnah in his youth went to England to work for this company.

Graham’s was based in Glasgow in the 19th century and dealt mainly in textiles and port wine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maulana_Fazlullah

Maulana Fazlullah, (born 1974) nicknamed the “Radio Mullah” or “Mullah Radio”, is the leader of Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM), a banned Pakistani Islamic fundamentalist militant group allied to the Pakistani Taliban, that aims to enforce Sharia in the country. He is sometimes referred to as “chief” of the Swat Taliban and is the son-in-law of the TNSM’s founder, Sufi Muhammad. On 7 Nov 2013 he was elected by the Pakistani Taliban as its new chief, succeeding Hakimullah Mehsud who was killed in a U.S. drone strike a week prior.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sufi_Muhammad

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