Featured Blog Posts – September 2016 Archive (70)

Rosetta Spacecraft Crash Lands On Comet

Rosetta Spacecraft Crash Lands On Comet:  The Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic mission by crashing on the surface of the dusty, icy comet it has spent 12 years chasing in a hunt that has provided insight into the early days of the solar system and captured the public’s imagination.  NASA says that upon landing on the rocky object, the spacecraft will then transition from Rosetta to “Rosetta Stone” and begin teaching the comet simple phrases in…

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Added by Johnny Robish on September 30, 2016 at 9:22pm — 4 Comments

Questions

My counselor asked me today which is bothering me more, the PTSD or the depression. How do I tell them apart?

I'm sitting on my sofa right now anxious about going to bed, as I am almost every night. That is the PTSD.…

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Added by Phyllis on September 30, 2016 at 7:38pm — 8 Comments

Two Videos On Trump (both comic)

The first is from Japan:

The second is based on a song from Mary…

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Added by koshersalaami on September 30, 2016 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Great Americans Have Ever Said: "...and Check Out the Sex Tape!" (Part I)

Mr Trump is hardly alone among great Americans, as you'll recall from your no doubt stellar grammar school educations, in pointing out what really matters.

"Government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth, and check out  the sex…

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on September 30, 2016 at 6:11pm — 13 Comments

One Sentence Response for a One Question Friday

Does anyone here believe that the Clinton's would jeopardize their daughter and grandchild by involving Chelsea in a criminal or unethical enterprise? :

Chelsea Clinton, …

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Added by Ron Powell on September 30, 2016 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

I am an Independant

I am an independent.  I think it's every person's right to be idealistic and hold out for a better world, even if it means rejecting the "old" one.  I'm proud of my daughter for being that way.

My generation started the attitude as it now persists.  We said politics is rigged, the system is warped, and all politicians are wicked.  The Viet Nam war turned us into a gang of cynics by the age of nineteen. 

Then, we watched the likes of Nixon elected, and G. W. Bush, and…

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Added by Ben Sen on September 30, 2016 at 2:30pm — 27 Comments

Floating

                   I went to the hot water pond to relax.  There were lots of other people doing the same thing.  …

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Added by Zanelle on September 30, 2016 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

It's a Crime

My Dear Friend,

I’m writing because I can’t seem to reconcile the controversies I’ve been seeing in the news about police brutality, violence against police, Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, black, white.  Especially here in “Chi-raq,” these issues have a palpable presence.  I took the time to look into the Black Lives Matter movement and I’ve been following the stories in the news as often as time allows.  It is about fighting racism and police brutality, to give a voice to…

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Added by Annmarie Handley on September 30, 2016 at 8:00am — 14 Comments

My Bossa Nova Years

It is no coincidence that the bossa nova craze coincided with the years in which I achieved my greatest romantic success–first through sixth grades. No music is better suited to inspire thoughts of love than that associated with the Portugese term translated roughly as “the new thing or trend or fashionable wave or something.”

It was perhaps the Fates who decreed it–they have had nothing to do since the demise of the ancient Greeks! I was prepared as no…

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Added by Con Chapman on September 30, 2016 at 5:38am — 4 Comments

Winter is Coming, the Tourists Will Go Back to Florida, and It Will Just be Us and the Crows

American Crow

It was cool here today, and it is supposed to be 45F tonight. It got me thinking about getting the bird feeders ready.

Throughout the year, during the times that we don’t have hummingbird or seed…

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Added by Rodney Roe on September 30, 2016 at 1:36am — 23 Comments

On climate change and domination: Some thoughts on the Baton Rouge police protests, policing and rain

Many of us are no doubt familiar with the image, captured by photographer Jonathan Bachman, of Ieshia Evans as she faced Baton Rouge’s police during a peaceful protest this past July against the police killing of Alton Sterling. Clad in a light, airy sundress on that hot and muggy midsummer day, Ieshia stands her ground as the police move in to arrest her. A far cry from…

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Added by SeventhSister on September 28, 2016 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Sling Shots and Arrows

~The Raven has been regarded symbolically by many cultures to be an agent of the future, a messenger of prophecy.…

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Added by alsoknownas on September 28, 2016 at 8:00am — 29 Comments

Juan Jose Guiraldes, Boston Jaywalking Cop

BOSTON. This city, often referred to as the “Athens of America,” sometimes by non-residents, is famous for many things; the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell, the first use of ether to remove a tooth, the first three-point basket in NBA history by Chris Ford.…

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Added by Con Chapman on September 27, 2016 at 4:43am — No Comments

The Debate on the Matter of Race In America

I give both candidates relatively low grades for their responses and reactions when the question/issue of race and race relations was presrnted:

Donald Trump gets a D- for his "law & order" comments.

Hillary Clinton gets a C for her "community Policing and more training" responses.

Added by Ron Powell on September 27, 2016 at 4:06am — 6 Comments

1-Sentence -- Just for Showing Up

He showed himself last night a model candidate for a cultural era wherein personal, political, expectations, and those for intellectual curiosity have tumbled to earth, bored themselves beneath the dirt, a time of prizing brusque (or sappy) emotional appeals over reasoned, civil argument, over honest exchange and sincere attempts at consensus/compromise, a time in which we've long since taught that all…

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on September 27, 2016 at 4:00am — 9 Comments

Why Raising Taxes on the Wealthy Will Not Cost American Jobs plus a little debate commentary

Tonight at the debate we watched an economic argument about taxing the wealthy unfold, but it mainly consisted of the two candidates taking swings at each other. Hillary says making the wealthy pay their fair share will help the economy. Trump says it will drive jobs offshore. 

No, it won't, but Hillary didn't explain why it won't. If…

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Added by koshersalaami on September 26, 2016 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

Painting While I Watch the Debate

   Im obsessed with this photo of a sunrise I saw from my deck.  For days I have been formulating a plan to capture this moment and put it on a canvas.  I finally went to Walmart and got a 12 by 16 canvas and a little white paint to beef up my arsenal.  I have assembled all my tools and am ready to…

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Added by Zanelle on September 26, 2016 at 5:00pm — 15 Comments

Home Is Where The Heart Is

The photo above is my going away picnic two years ago when I almost moved away because I was running out of money. I was…

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Added by Robert Starkey on September 26, 2016 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Consider the Coral Snake



I was meditating on the little hill in front of our house yesterday morning while, unbeknownst to me, a killer lurked a few feet away.



Peering down, I reflexively…

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Added by Dharmabummer on September 26, 2016 at 10:36am — 21 Comments

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