2016年9月15日 星期四

-ster, bankster, foment, traitor, turncoat, mobster, terrorize, gangland, figured, world series,3D printing, subtractive/additive manufacturing

Here comes U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren: "I can think of no matter of 'intense public interest' about which 'the American people deserve the details' than the issue of what precisely happened to the criminal referrals that followed the 2008 crash."


Victor Hugo, author of “Les Misérables”, was born on February 26th 1802. On the bicentenary of his birth, we wrote that it was his "spectacular betrayals and courageous posturings" that made him a national poet

Gardai dismiss incident reportedly linked to gangland feud in Dublin - Independent.ie
Irish Independent - 10 hours ago
VIDEO: Paul Williams takes an in-depth look into the history of Ireland's gangland which ..

Gaza’s Mounting Death Toll

The fighting is terrorizing innocent people on both sides of the border. It is past time for a cease-fire and for a plan that offers a more stable future for both Israelis and Palestinians.

These ants come in waves of millions, terrorizing people by racing up their feet and around their bodies -- and no one knows how to stop them.

Bulger Guilty in Gangland Crimes, Including Murder


James (Whitey) Bulger, the mobster who terrorized South Boston in the 1970s and '80s as leader of the Winter Hill Gang, faces a sentence of life in prison. 

The LIBOR affair

On Oct. 17, 1931, mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released in 1939.

The Dalai Lama fled into exile in India in 1959 following a failed uprising in Tibet against Chinese rule.
The Chinese government have labelled him a traitor, intent on fomenting violent unrest in Tibet with the ambition of achieving full independence.
《中英對照讀新聞》Berlusconi accused by Mafia hitman 黑手黨殺手指控貝魯斯孔尼
Italy’s government was rocked by accusations made by a Mafia hitman that Silvio Berlusconi had made commitments to Sicily’s Cosa Nostra as he was about to enter politics 15 years ago.
Gaspare Spatuzza, the Mafia turncoat testifying in a court in Turin, claimed he had been told by a top Sicilian mobster that Mr Berlusconi and his long-time business associate, Marcello Dell’Utri, had given "everything" the Mafia had wanted.
"Thanks to the seriousness of these people, they have practically put the country in our hands," Mr Spatuzza quoted Giuseppe Graviano as saying.
The prime minister’s office rejected the allegations, accusing Mr Spatuzza of seeking to sabotage the government’s crackdown on Cosa Nostra.
The case is fuelling existing divisions in Mr Berlusconi’s coalition and is likely to exacerbate a war between the prime minister and judges he accuses of waging a political witch-hunt.
Adding to the image of a prime minister under siege, the court proceedings were broadcast live by Sky Italia, a satellite network owned by Rupert Murdoch, who Mr Berlusconi--a billionaire with his own media empire--has accused of joining the battle against him for commercial reasons.

There are now more ways to print objects out of metal, plastic or both by building them up, layer by layer, into the finished article. But such 3D printing has its limits. Many engineers think that "additive  manufacturing", as it is sometimes known, remains a long way from ousting traditional "subtractive manufacturing", in other words, milling, cutting and grinding things http://econ.st/1cjd09R

Controversial railway project put to the vote

A highly contested plan to revamp the railway in the city of Stuttgart will
now be put to a referendum, after months of protests against the
four-billion-euro project that figured heavily in the March state

Called a turncoat by some, a New Haven lieutenant has held to a view that merit should govern promotions. 

Life Gets Ugly for Turncoat In Coal, er, Clinton Country

An Obama Backer Braces for a Backlash

 world series

A series of baseball games played each fall between the winning teams of the American League and the National League to decide the championship of the major leagues.

One who traitorously switches allegiance.
noun: Someone who changes allegiance and joins the opposite side.

The color, and especially the color of clothing, has long symbolized association with a particular cause. For example, soldiers in an army or players in a sports team don a designated color. The idea behind the word turncoat is someone switching allegiances and turning his coat inside out to hide his earlier colors. Earliest documented use: 1567.

"You could almost imagine the little turncoats from the last poster creeping off and taking up residence in another series of photographs downstairs." — Julius Purcell; Faces That Cannot be Argued Away; Financial Times (London, UK); Jul 18, 2006.

One who traitorously switches allegiance.

    A person who has defected: apostatedefectordeserterrecreantrenegaderunagatetergiversatorInformal rat
    See approach/retreat.


  1. Mathematics. To calculate with numbers.
  2. To make a likeness of; depict.
  3. To adorn with a design or figures.
  4. Music.
    1. To write a sequence of conventionalized numbers below or above (the bass line) to indicate harmony.
    2. To embellish with an ornamental pattern.
  5. Informal.
    1. To conclude, believe, or predict: I never figured that this would happen.
    2. To consider or regard: figured them as con artists.

  1. a member of the banking industry seen as profiteering or dishonest.
    "nothing ever seems to happen to any of the banksters who caused all the problems in the first place"


  1. One that is associated with, participates in, makes, or does: songster.
  2. One that is: youngster.
[Middle English, from Old English -estre, female agent suff.]

witch- hunt:名詞,字面意義為獵巫,指的是為打壓異己而進行的迫害行動。例句:The people in authority launched a witch-hunt campaign to the so-called ’turncoats’ of the party.(當權派對黨內所謂「叛徒」展開追殺行動。)
under siege:處於被包圍狀態。例句:The city is under siege.(這座城市被包圍了。)

foment Show phonetics
verb [T] FORMAL
to cause trouble to develop:
The song was banned on the grounds that it might foment racial tension.


(mŏb'stər) pronunciation
n. Informal
A member of a criminal gang or crime syndicate.
  • [mɑ'bstər | mɔ'b-]

1 暴力的犯罪者の一団。また、その一員。特に、米国の犯罪組織をさしていうことが多い。 2 強盗。「銀行―」
ギャング‐エージ【gang age】
(găng'stər) pronunciation
  1. A member of an organized group of criminals; a racketeer.
  2. A member of a gang of delinquents.
gangsterdom gang'ster·dom n.
gangsterism gang'ster·ism n.

  1. the world of criminal gangs.
    "he was the victim of a gangland killing"


Line breaks: ter¦ror|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛrərʌɪz /

(also terrorise)


Create and maintain a state of extreme fear and distress in (someone); fill with terror:the union said staff would not be terrorized intoending their strike



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/