NASA Exec Leading Moon Mission Quits Just Weeks After Appointment: NASA executive Mark Sirangelo, tasked with leading the strategy to return U.S. astronauts to the moon, has stepped down just six weeks after his appointment.…Continue
Added by Johnny Robish on May 25, 2019 at 8:34pm — No Comments
Oh Moses of the blogosphere lead us onward.
Thank you Lorianne for your service to this scrappy tribe of refugees. I can only guess how much effort this site has required to establish and maintain. My skill set barely includes posting, and after OpenS, I have only posted here regular recently.
After Lion’s pancake service this morning I had to nap. I was not as on as I could have been, despite having a light day yesterday.…Continue
Trump and his war party insist that Iran in the greatest sponsor of terrorism in the Middle East. However Michael Kronenwetter in Terrorism: A Guide to Events and Documents (2004) disputes this…Continue
for what it was. You did a noble thing and it was good while it lasted.
There are liberal and progressive politicians and media personalities who outwardly eschew the excessiveness and excesses of the 1% while inwardly harboring the desire to be one of them.
This is slightly adapted from a post I wrote upon leaving Open Salon. Its inspiration is Anatevka from Fiddler on the Roof - see following link for the original, without which this post will make no sense. Goldene Medina is Yiddish for “Golden Land,” how Jews in the Shtetl (in Europe where Yiddish was spoken) referred to America, as in “the streets are paved with gold.”Continue
Added by koshersalaami on May 25, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments
Should we attempt to migrate to another platform as a community, or should we simply say our good-byes, disband, move on, and seek new digs as soloists?
I am so very grateful, Lori.
Call on me in future for anything I may ever do for you.
Yeah, I know, been a long time since I've posted on here, lots of things have changed, some for the good, some for the bad.
Our Salon was where we gathered as our home Open.Salon sank below the waves. The people who became family still continue to be family, in my greatest time of need, OS was here for me.
I did wander off, going to other sites, to try and spread the joy that was Open, most of those sites are now in the graveyard as well.
I still blog using a…Continue
Up on over the path's hill standing and riding along the cliff's side, the thick limbs of ash trees and beech drawn sideways for dark trail shade grown huge from the earth below and higher finally than the hawk who lived nearby powerfully gliding its shadow crossing the boy's route, the bicycle's speed wonderful yet perilously close to the graveled edge --- you had to lean into it and squint into the wind going down as it was too steep for nothing but out--of-gear coasting --- and leaning…Continue
Warning Against Wars Like Iraq and Afghanistan
By THOM SHANKERFEB. 25, 2011…
Please may you know ...
I've just tried to leave a message in the Opium Den and then to you as a friend ...
Can't seem to do either ...
I've barely been here recently ... life changes and ... priorities change ...
but ... thanks to you ... dear one ... I always have known ...
that you and space has been here ...
I came here first ... when you offered us a space to be safe should Open close ...
I came here first ... to be…Continue
Traffic Jam on Mt Everest Summit Blamed for Four More Fatalities: A massive traffic jam of climbers at the summit of Mt Everest - also referred to as the “death zone,” is being blamed for two of the four new deaths reported this week on the mountain, heightening concerns that…Continue
I will be discontinuing this network beginning July 1, 2019. I have supported this project financially for many years now with very little help from membership and am choosing to stop doing that. I do not have the time nor the desire to continue to do so. This decision is non-negotiable and there is no mechanism for transfer of ownership to another.
Hopefully everyone learned from the past and has been saving their posts on their own computer. If…
For most of our pop culture who take American freedom for granted Memorial Day Weekend is merely a time to take the boat out on the lake, have a few beers, enjoy the barbecue, or watch a ballgame. Sure everyone needs to relax and enjoy the occasional holiday. However, let us not forget the selfless sacrifice that our war veterans were willing…Continue
The Dred Scott Decision
Chief JusticeRoger B. Taney
This horrendous and horrific attitude persists in American systemic officialdom to this day:
"A police commander in Staten Island received text messages from one of his officers in July 2014,…
Climate change occurs when changes in Earth's climate system result in new weatherpatterns that last for at least a few decades, and maybe for millions of years. The climate system is comprised of five interacting parts, the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), cryosphere (ice and permafrost), biosphere(living things), and lithosphere (earth's crust and upper mantle). The climate system receives nearly all of its energy from the sun, with a relatively tiny amount from earth's interior. The…Continue
...Except the one placed in my head.
I did not put a clock in between my own ears. I don’t wear a watch, but I’m obsessed with time, nonetheless. There is no clock ticking but I know I have to be at the Lion’s club by 6:30 a.m. to serve beverages tomorrow, and next Saturday too. Veterans eat free, as do the homeless, selectively, get fed. I’m not the decider.
I’ve long argued that service is an art form. Chicago decides where our dues…Continue
Dear Millennials: The Feeling Is Mutual
Joe Biden dares to take offense at those who specialize in being offended.
By Bret Stephens
May 17, 2019
Earlier this month, a video of Joe Biden saying he had “no…Continue