Each year Americans on vacation or simply taking a break in a neighboring National Park or Forest are missing and unaccounted for at a disturbing rate. As it turns out, and with little help from Park Rangers of the Forestry Service no official records are kept concerning…Continue
Added by Doc Vega on February 14, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments
We have been given the impression by academia, the media, and our government that science is an objective attempt at establishing truth through careful study and thorough research. We were taught in school that scientific principal was at the heart of all of our core social beliefs and understanding of the universe. We were told that as far as…Continue
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First the Concorde, now the A380. The light is dimming as the Permanent Dark Age dawns. Once you've filled in the periodic table, life changing innovations peter out. My paternal grandfather was born in 1880 and died in 1967. Just consider how the world around him changed over that span of time.
- aircraft, and all that brings
The saints come or go, but they march nonetheless. Weaponized humans, all of us, just waiting for the preprogrammed sequence that kicks us into operational mode, marching as to war, but not quite.
Who came first? Nixon to China or Kissinger to America, and what does all this have to do with my pecking away here today about saints marching?
MAHI is forty three pages from three hundred, ten and a half months into first drafting. The saints march. The…Continue
NASA Set to Announce the Demise of the Mars Opportunity Rover: After 15 years on the Red Planet, it appears that the incredible Mars Opportunity rover has finally gone silent and has fallen prey to a massive Martian dust storm.
Now, I’m obviously no rocket scientist, but have these…Continue
Have you read that I’m half out? I am. As I await my first social security check I am doing half of what I was until after the midterm results balanced my post SCOTUS pick depression, leading me to conclude that the time had come for me to pull the rip cord.
I’m doing better, thanks, and half as much. The kids are grown up, and in Congress, too. Who knows? I’ve been a fearless optimist for quite a few years now. Try playing that in the field every day, seven days a week.…Continue
The dialogue presented here is extracted from the actual commentary of the participants/players:
Jefferson was an inhumane hypocrite highly instrumental in the founding of the United States, in its early survival, and in establishing principles that would later help…
It seems there are certain areas located on the topography of the earth that simply are host to inexplicable events and even materializations of extraordinary entities. These are not hoaxes or misidentifications, but either perhaps misunderstood rare phenomenon or truly…Continue
The above title is a direct quote from Tamir Pardo, who was the director of Mossad from 2011 to 2016. It reflects the beliefs of many/most of the leaders of Israel.
The reason those above cited words are important is two-fold.
The first is the regimented, "professional grade" retaliation against Representative Ilhan Omar for turning over the rock…Continue
It’s not a book in my preferred mystery/thriller genre, not a book at all, or even short story, but this New Yorker article, about the best-selling author of the mystery/thriller The Woman in the Window. The article is a very long read—12,000 words—but I scarfed it down in one sitting, even though I’d laid down for a much needed nap. Within minutes I was wide awake.
Low expectations. I’ve most always presented as happy, except when I was terrified, run down, and shot up to get back out and play on a field that had left me in a state of shock. I believed. The doctor said I was good to go so I was, even if I wasn’t.
To rule, or measure, it used to be one needed line of sight. I started working with instrumentation, photography, field data collection in grammar school. I did not cut line until I was close to thirty, after I…Continue
Tom Cordle and I have a basic disagreement re the nature of Jefferson's attitude towards slavery and slaves. You may read Tom's commentary on the matter at:
What follows here is a seminal essay which is the basis of my contribution to the discourse and rebuttal of the essential elements of Tom's perspective on the man who wrote "All men are created…Continue
Negotiators Reach Deal to Avert Government Shutdown: Congressional negotiators have announced an "agreement in principle” on a broad spending bill they hope will satisfy President Donald Trump's demands for additional border barriers and avert another government shutdown at…Continue
Added by Johnny Robish on February 11, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Alive and cold here, snow covers all horizontal. Windless dawndark. A great silence like a speechless child. Heat machines spark, burn and ravage flame. Pent up warmth, a leopard prowls through tin, then its fog wisps a moonwalk, vanishing, words unspoken. Slant snow too high for the tongue, glimmers-surrounds a road lamp, maintains the eye on white. Dark trees, a woolten shepherd, vertical ideas, sentinels as dark as wire, hold the nighttime, allowing the sun a faux return, so reticent and…Continue
In a comment on my previous post, I was taken to task for pointing out the simple fact that Nathan Bedford Forrest, former Confederate General and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, disbanded the Klan a couple of years after its founding, when it proved…Continue
I don’t know when or even why reincarnation was removed from the book, I’m not a book banging person. I ran into a couple on the trail who liked my quips so much that they thought maybe I might come to their weekly meeting. Sunday’s are not enough.
I love stories, but don’t work with fiction. I was raised on fiction. I believed every story I was told. And then I grew up. I tried my usual short lecture on belief, as in I love stories, but...and the then the male says his…Continue
How about we play read, decipher, and interpret the look on the WHITE MAN'S face both before and after the exchange of slaps in this iconic scene from "In the Heat of the Night"...
Oh, and, yes, there was a time when for a substantial and significant percentage of the white population:
The Emancipation Proclamation was that slap in…Continue
Meat Industry Trying to Axe the Word Meat From Meat Substitutes: Meat industry lobbyists across the country are attempting to get politicians to outlaw the use of the word “meat” on the labels of products that are actually “meat substitutes.” Yea, well my take…Continue
The Soft Target
You came to me with a hardened heart
Seeking a tin soldier who…
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