All Blog Posts Tagged 'Current Events' (535)

Do you want to take pictures of the eclipse?

Here is how.

If you try this, do exactly as I say. 

First - select a camera which has a lens that accepts screw on filters.  Such cameras range from higher end consumer cameras to professional cameras.

Second - select a neutral density filter that reduces…

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Added by Terry McKenna on August 20, 2017 at 8:27am — No Comments

Conspiracy of Words, Decline of an Empire

When my partner Rob and I first arrived on the south coast of the island of Crete, in 1991, it was a Swiss tourist who first realized that we were a gay couple. Barbara was the kind of person who would innocently blurt out what was on her mind. After we confirmed her suspicions, it was less than 24…

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Added by Robert Starkey on August 7, 2017 at 7:30am — 11 Comments

DONALD JR. Gets Pinkish Slip from Orangish FATHER! Satirically Yours...

Dear Fruit of my Loins…

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Added by marilyn sands on July 28, 2017 at 12:00am — 8 Comments

predatory capitalism, the unspeakable/ unthinkable

hi all, recently came across a new video interview from a few months ago from a dutch banker named Ronald Bernard.[a1][a2] heard about it but didnt get to it/ watch it until 2 nites ago. his information is incredible, sensational, critical, and incendiary. some will label it "conspiracy theory" others would label it "suppressed/ censored truth". the interview went viral with over 20M hits but there are presumably many who didnt watch the whole thing. but 20M…

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Added by vzn on July 27, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Tomorrow, I will Start Reading Proust.

Like many others, I have been living in a state of constant vigilance since early November of last year.

The world I knew and trusted has been turned on its head and shaken out sideways. Keeping a…

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Added by Veronica Corso on July 16, 2017 at 12:16pm — 19 Comments

A Word of Encouragement from Trae Crowder

Trae Crowder, the Liberal Redneck, is a comedian whose stick is making fun of conservative Southerners while holding the rest of America responsible for their own foibles.

ALERT: Trae uses profanity for emphasis and may make you uncomfortable with your own unconscious prejudices.

The "Fourth" is in full swing.  Most of you, I hope, are somewhere enjoying it.  I hope you have followed Trae's advice. Relax, things aren't the worst they have ever been.  Get drunk.  Blow some shit…

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Added by Rodney Roe on July 4, 2017 at 8:32pm — 7 Comments

Stupid is as Stupid Does

I was going to post about my frustrating day installing an air conditioner in Brother Bill's trailer, but the trials and tribulations of these young ladies brought me back into some perspective:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on July 2, 2017 at 1:42pm — 29 Comments

war 2017½... Trump, syria, russia, Nkorea

hi all. my war bookmarks runneth over and have a very ominous feeling last few weeks/ months. sometimes the world seems like it could go up in flames any moment. NKorea threatening with nukes and the warmbier case,[i] and the middle east a massive tinderbox with so many hostile countries making loud noises (to say the least): syria, russia[l], iran, saudia arabia, qatar,[r] ISIS,[j] even china[o]…

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Added by vzn on June 27, 2017 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Hospice - Brother Bill Defies Death Again and yet Another Cosmic Joke

For the last nine months I've been living in Bastrop, TX to reduce the costs of taking care of my older brother Bill in his descent into dementia. 

Brother Bill

Twice in the last six months, Bill has be admitted to the hospital with bronchitis/pneumonia because he's losing…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on June 27, 2017 at 11:18am — 21 Comments

Giggling gods

People make plans and the gods laugh...

A year ago I told my boss I'd retire after the summer programs were done. I offered to volunteer enough hours to keep my beloved arts camps and apprenticeship programs alive. 

I knew the Rockford Arts Council couldn't afford me anymore. Donations and corporate contributions were down in a local economy that has never recovered from any recession. And we weren't getting our operating grant from the state any time soon. Illinois is in a…

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Added by Mimetalker on June 26, 2017 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

my pride

MY PRIDE

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

© 2017

My pride is not a commodity

it has no corporate sponsors

no bank account 

no value on the stock…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 24, 2017 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

megyn kelly/ alex jones fathers day smackdown, conspiracy theory mainstreamed

hi all. cant believe the media frenzy/ commotion over the megyn kelly/ alex jones interview.[a] amazing! have been reading alex jones for over a decade myself, maybe close to ~1½ decade and cant believe his somewhat meteoric rise. but have been interested in conspiracy theories on the internet for over 2 decades.

there are some new definite currents in the air. sometimes it seems like "consensus reality" is as hard as concrete but other times it can be fast-moving,…

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Added by vzn on June 20, 2017 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

"MELANIA'S TWEET MORATORIUM TWEAKS TWIT"!

Now that Melania has climbed into bed with the President & joined other 1st Ladies who have done the same...no, let me start over.…

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Added by marilyn sands on June 19, 2017 at 12:00pm — 12 Comments

Takes One to Know One - Happy Fathers Day, Terry

I've been living in Bastrop, TX since September 2016 and I haven't written much about that experience.  It's pretty routine in that everyday I get up sometime before 8:00 am have my coffee and smoke my cigarette out on the porch and then check out what's going on at Our Salon.  Sometime between 10:00 in the morning and 3:00 in the afternoon I get in the car and take my older brother Bill out for breakfast or lunch and make sure he takes his pills.…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on June 17, 2017 at 5:00pm — 23 Comments

A Trip Through Trump Country

Been thinking about this one since the Holiday weekend, today's events make the timing more interesting:

We took a trip through Trump Country over the Memorial Day Weekend.

No, not Kentucky or even Alabama, the real Trump Country- Central Park South.

As always the flight to NYC gives you at least a few butterflies. Depending on the approach to JFK you may or may not be treated to the entire Manhattan skyline from the air. Wow. All my life and never, ever getting used to,…

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Added by Maui Surfer on June 8, 2017 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Why does this seem oxymoronic to me? Breitbart Editor Fired After Anti-Muslim Tweets

Katie McHugh, who previously worked at The Daily Caller, said in a tweet Monday that “Breitbart News fired me for telling the truth about Islam and Muslim immigration.”

McHugh was…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on June 6, 2017 at 10:48am — 15 Comments

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