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calendar   Sunday - July 31, 2016

bias down under?

Tear Down That Offensive Mural !!

Oh riiight, it’s only offensive because of the near nudity. In Australia. Not because it’s offensive to Queen Hillary. Oh sure.

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An Australian mural of US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a revealing, stars and stripes swimsuit may be taken down, after it has reportedly been deemed offensive.

The creator of the painting, the street artist who goes by the name Lushsux and who has also painted murals of the likes of Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian, branded calls to remove it “pathetic”.

The provocative mural is on the wall of a small business in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray, and reports say the business has been asked by the local Maribyrnong Council to remove it.

“We believe it is offensive because of the depiction of a near-naked woman, not on the basis of disrespect to Hillary Clinton, in accordance with the Graffiti Prevention Act 2007,” the council’s chief executive Stephen Wall told Fairfax Media on Friday.

Wall said local police had been asked to urgently provide their opinion on the mural, adding that the council intended to issue a notice to the building’s owner to remove it within 10 days.

Lushsux accused the council of being out of control, telling Fairfax the mural was “on par offence-wise” with a deodorant ad.

Speaking on Melbourne radio, Lushsux said he suspected that his Instagram account, which he said had some 110,000 followers, was deleted due to him posting a photo of the raunchy Hillary image.

“It’s hard enough to be an artist… to lose your social media following in this day and age is a big loss,” he told 3AW on Friday.

But the artist shows no sign of changing his style. Asked what he planned next, Lushsux told listeners: “I might paint a big mural of Trump in similar style.”

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First, I’d rate this as a D+ in terms of creativity, given that everyone already knows what a money grubbing grafter she is. And also given that the whole Hillary in a flag-ish one piece has already been done as a photoshop all over the internet:

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Second, it was no big deal when Sarah Palin was “mocked” in several swimsuits, hooker outfits, tracksuits, etc. Well, except that in general she looked pretty good in all of them, even though most were ‘shopped:
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Third, this kind of stuff isn’t limited just to Americans. Either mocking misogyny knows no borders, or guys everywhere find creative ways to share their arousal from powerful women:
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So what are we really dealing with here? Maybe Oz is doing a little preemptive favor currying, just in case?

Hey, maybe they should have done like Albania, and put up a statue to her. Granted, it’s a rather manly looking one, but come on.

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I guess they were out of Nobel Prize medals in Oslo this week.

No, I’m not making this up. Check out the video. Better yet, peek below the fold and check out the reaction of our news talking heads to Albania’s news talking ... heads.

UPDATE A big “fify”: the artist has reconsidered and repainted and is throwing PC back at everyone , that is, if they know how to notice things like that ...
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I can’t wait to see this bit of news on tonight’s Albania Today show.  image

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/31/2016 at 07:32 PM   
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awww

Sometimes the internet gives you the greatest pictures ...

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Young Prince George had his 3rd birthday July 22

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Animal sensitive types are aghast that he fed his dog a bit of ice cream. A little ice cream never was a problem for our Welshie was I was a boy, and it seems this Welshie is doing OK with it too.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/31/2016 at 02:04 PM   
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must be a ginger thing

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My outdoor kittehs do the same thing. Find some flowers, rub your face in them. They knocked over half my daffys this Spring until I put up a bit of fencing.

Anyway, we haven’t had a visit from Miss Alina K here in a long time, not since her hat with the furry ears pic or the tulips pic before that.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/31/2016 at 04:32 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - July 30, 2016

downpour

Hope I rolled my car window up. Forget raining cats and dogs, it’s coming down tigers and elephants out there. If I left the window open then I’m going to have a very wet seat, because I’m not going out in this for nothing!

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I don’t think so, Tim.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/30/2016 at 11:00 PM   
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Hot Rounds

thermobaric bullet or “natural” dieseling?

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This is the Army’s new M80A1 EPR 7.62 bullet. It is made just like the M855A1 5.56 bullet: a copper base core behind a hardened steel penetrator front core with a gilding metal jacket. Hey, it’s lead free and thus “green”! Weighs in at about 130gr I think. It is not fired at any kind of extreme velocity. The bullet has been designed to fragment, usually breaking apart at the cannelure line the way Ball 5.56 ammo did back in the early 60s.

I’ve seen a lot of ballistics test gelatin block videos. I can’t recall ever seeing one that created an internal explosion that sat there huffing smoke rings before.

The flash you are seeing is real. Apparently gelatin block has some kind of flammable vapors in it (news to me I thought it was just Knox and water); when the bullet passes through it creates an enormous primary temporary wound channel that sucks lots of air into the entrance hole where it can mix with those vapors. When the block collapses - again at very high speed - it’s Chem 101 and the old PV=NRT ideal gas law - air temperature and pressure soars as the volume instantly diminishes to almost nothing, and this self ignites like a diesel engine. FOOM. And creates a One Two punch of a second temporary wound channel. And then the block sits there blowing smoke rings.

Enemies beware: not only does this one kill you dead, it blows you to shreds - twice - and sets you on fire. Oh, and it also shoots right through Level III armor, even at long distances. Nowhere to hide.

Horry Clap.

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link 3 - effect still there even at low velocity (ie extended ranges)

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Slow motion video with the 5.56 M855A1 EPR bullet below the fold. Watch the fireball burst into life.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/30/2016 at 10:14 PM   
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Watch Clinton Cash

(Edit: Turtler has learned the art of Video Embedding, so you can now Watch It here!)

Oh boy, do I have something for you..... well, I and our friends over at Legal Insurrection.

Clinton Cash: The Documentary Film.



The book version of this has been out for quite some time, and has probably been familiar to several of you.

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Well, the people behind it decided to put the story into a video format and release it ABSOLUTELY FREE. So now watch it. it clocks in at over an hour, but the knowledge is priceless.

And please check out the review over at Legal Insurrection; they’re where I saw the video first and they deserve the pings.

I don’t really have much I can say to add to this, beyond maybe some of my own input. Pencil out some time and watch this. Then link to this post and send the video (download it if you can, just in case it vanishes mysteriously). Send it to as many people as you can. Because this needs to get out. Because there are some people that Truth needs to reach out of its’ shell and bite in the rear to see what we see.


If you really want more of my input, click below the Fold after watching.




Posted by Turtler   United States  on 07/30/2016 at 10:42 AM   
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calendar   Friday - July 29, 2016

Digital Evaporation

I lost two posts! There’s something odd between Firefox and the BMEWS editor that comes up when the browser has been open for half a day or longer. It seems to lose a pointer or something, and the posts I submit go off into the digital ether, never to be seen again. Beats me.

Anyway, we won 5-2 in summer league, bowling against our old nemesis team of Ken and his mom. It was a hard fight even with our 57 pin handicap, but we pulled it off. Just barely. We won small and we lost small, and in the end when all the numbers were added up we took wood. By 9 pins. Phew!

In other, less important news, Hillary Clinton accepted the DNC nomination last night. I saw a couple minutes of it, with Slick Willy up next to her on the podium, and I almost puked. She was the victor from a field of one in the primaries, Bernie’s challenge being little more than blown smoke, and the Democrat Machine running full speed behind the scenes to guarantee her “win” before the primary season even opened. The sitting Vice President had no interest in running. Really? When the heck has that ever happened before? It’s all such BS. If they’re going to be all totalitarian about it, and the benighted citizens who call themselves Democrats want Big Party to tell them who their candidate is going to be, then save a few hundred million and God knows how many million citizen hours and stop with the nonsense of “voting”. There never was any choice, it was a done deal since 2008 and we all knew it. All Bernie’s efforts did was to show just how big a bunch of brain dead communists our children really are. Way to go, helicopter parents. Asswipes, every damn one of you. And now the real fight begins, Donald Trump vs the entire world media (our other “betters’ who decide things for us stupid bitter clingers and losers).


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/29/2016 at 09:35 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - July 26, 2016

your daily terrorism: If it’s Tuesday, it must be France’s turn

ISIS Psycho beheads priest in Normandy church then preaches koran from pulpit

Hey Europe, let’s hold another candlelight vigil and make strong sounding sound bytes for the press. Both of those are almost as effective as getting the UN to send a strongly worded letter of complaint!

Islamist knifemen forced priest, 84, to kneel and filmed his death as they slit his throat: Hollande says ‘France is at war with ISIS’ after jihadists storm French church during Mass chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’

* Priest had throat cut while another hostage is fighting for life after knifemen burst into Normandy church at 9am

* Reports that one of the attackers shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as they launched assault at Gambetta Church near Rouen

* Vatican has condemned the ‘barbaric’ killing of the 84-year-old priest and an anti-terror investigation is underway

* ISIS claim responsibility for the atrocity while Francois Hollande says France is ‘at war’ with the terror group

* The attackers lived locally and one had electronic tag having been jailed in France for trying to travel to Syria

* French authorities revealed this afternoon that they have arrested a third man in connection with the attack

* Nicolas Sarkozy calls for ‘merciless’ response as ex-PM said ‘everything is being done to trigger a war of religions’

Maybe if they armed the altar boys this kind of thing wouldn’t happen. Maybe if they fought the war they claim they’re in, these things wouldn’t happen so often. Maybe.

A nun who survived a terror attack in which a priest was beheaded by ISIS butchers has given a chilling eye-witness account of her escape.

She was at the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Reuen, Normandy, during morning Mass when the terrorists crept in, but managed to escape before the clergyman was murdered.

A 19-year-old known only as Adel K forced priest Jaques Hamel, 84, to his knees before taking a knife to his throat and attacking one of four other hostages which included two nuns and two parishioners.

It is understood Father Jaques was only at the church conducting morning mass because he was covering for the regular priest who was on holiday.
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The terrorists reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before filming themselves carrying out the sick attack.

They were both shot dead by police.

But wait, there’s more!

It has since emerged that one of the two ISIS knifemen was a convicted terrorist and was meant to be living with his parents with an electronic tag.

The pair took the 86-year-old priest, two nuns and two parishioners hostage at the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy during morning mass at 9.45am, killing the priest and critically injuring another hostage.

One of the terrorists, a 19-year-old Frenchman who lived close to the church, is said to have left for Syria in 2015 to try and join Islamic State, but he was arrested.

He was jailed for terrorist offences following a short trial in France, before being released on March 2 this year.

He had tried travelling to Syria to join ISIS twice, but failed both times.

On his first attempt as a 17-year-old, he attempted to travel to the war-torn Middle East via Munich, but was sent back to France.

The second time he tried, he got kicked out of Turkey and was sent back to Switzerland where he was arrested at Geneva airport on May 14 last year.

After his second failure, he was jailed for a few days in in the prison of Champ-Dollon in Swizterland before being extradited to France and convicted of conspiracy to prepare acts of terrorism.

His conditions included returning to live with his parents, wearing an electronic tag, and reporting to his local police station.

But this did not stop him becoming involved in today’s atrocity, in which Father Jacques Hamel, 86, had his throat cut.

According to his bail conditions, the electronically tagged terrorist was allowed out unsupervised between 8.30am and 12.30pm.

Today’s attack took place between 9.45am and 11am.

Perhaps France will now learn that all convicted terrorists should be allowed to use the hemp loophole to avoid further incarceration. Take them outside and “gibbet” to them.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/26/murder-french-priest-brings-isis-long-threatened-war-on-christians-to-europe.html
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/26/europe/france-normandy-church-hostage/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3708394/Two-men-armed-knives-people-hostage-French-church.html
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/isis-knifemen-forced-french-priest-8497681


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/26/2016 at 05:29 PM   
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There Is None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See

Fifth Islamic Terrorist Attack In Eight DAYS In Germany

Splodeydope named Mohammad kills self, wounds 15 at festival in Ansbach

Syrian suicide bomber - nicknamed ‘Rambo’ - who blew himself up outside German music festival had pledged allegiance to ISIS, had Islamist videos at his home and had enough chemicals to make ANOTHER bomb

* Suicide attacker detonated bomb packed with metal shavings outside bar in Ansbach, near Nuremberg, last night

* The 27-year-old bomber, Syrian man who was denied asylum, was turned away from music festival containing 2,500

* The blast left 15 people injured - three seriously - and is the fourth bloody attack on German soil in the past week

* Attacker, named locally as Mohammad Daleel, previously treated in psychiatric unit and had twice attempted suicide

* Search of his home reveals bomb-making material and video on phone showing him pledging allegiance to ISIS

A Syrian suicide bomber - nicknamed ‘Rambo’ - who blew himself up outside a German music festival had pledged allegiance to ISIS, had Islamist videos at his home and had enough chemicals to make another bomb, it has emerged.

The 27-year-old, named locally as Mohammad Daleel, injured 12 people outside a packed wine bar in Ansbach, near Nuremberg at 10pm last night after being turned away from an open-air music festival filled with 2,500 people because he didn’t have a ticket.

Instead he walked to a bar in the centre of Ansbach, a town of 40,000 that is also home to a US Army base, and detonated a DIY bomb filled with metal shavings and screws. It was the fourth violent attack on members of the public in Germany in less than a week and authorities have now ordered increased security at airports and train stations.

Police today raided the Syrian’s home in Ansbach as Germany’s Interior Ministry revealed the attacker - dubbed Rambo by friends at his asylum shelter - had been refused asylum and was due to be deported to Bulgaria.

Bavaria’s top security official Joachim Herrmann said a video has been found on the bomber’s phone showing him pledging allegiance to ISIS. Petrol, chemicals and other materials that could be used to make a bomb were also discovered. Police say he had six Facebook accounts, including one under a false identity.

The man announced a ‘revenge’ attack against Germany in the name of Allah ‘because they help to kill Muslims’ and involved the name of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It also emerged that the bomber was carrying a roll of 50 euro notes with him at the time of the attack.

This afternoon a news agency linked to ISIS said the attack was carried out by an Islamic State fighter, adding: ‘He carried out the operation in response to calls to target countries of the coalition that fights Islamic State.’

The assailant was already known to police for possession of drugs and had also spent time in a psychiatric facility having attempted suicide on two occasions in the past. Daleel was apparently angry at facing deportation to Bulgaria and wanted asylum in Germany, reports claim. 

A hearse containing his remains left the scene of the bombing at dawn while residents at the man’s asylum shelter described him as a ‘lying attention seeker’.

The latest incident will fuel growing public unease about Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door refugee policy, under which more than a million migrants have entered Germany over the past year, many fleeing war in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.

An interior ministry spokesman said the man had received two deportation orders - the latest on July 13 - but could not be returned directly to Syria because of the civil war ripping the country apart.

The first deportation notice was issued on December 22, 2014 and he was to be transported to Bulgaria because this was where he had submitted his first asylum request.

The spokesman, Tobias Plate, said he could not say ‘at this moment why the deportation’ of the asylum seeker didn’t happen. It was not clear when he was supposed to be deported. 

It comes after a spate of attacks in the south of the country.

On Sunday, a Syrian man hacked a woman to death with a machete and wounded two others outside a bus station in the southwestern city of Reutlingen before being arrested. Police said there were no indications pointing to terrorism.

Two days earlier, mentally ill loner Ali Sonboly, 18, went on a deadly gun rampage at a Munich mall, killing nine people and leaving dozens wounded.

And an axe attack on a train near Wuerzburg last Monday wounded five. A 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker was shot and killed by police as he fled the scene.

The recent attacks in Bavaria came shortly after a Tunisian man driving a truck killed 84 people when he ploughed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, along the famed French Riviera.

Bavaria Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said the man, who arrived in Germany two years ago, had tried to commit suicide twice before last night’s bombing.

The guy was a friggin’ nutcase. No, seriously! Well, duh, right? Because normal people are always running around making bombs and then blowing themselves up because a (unappealed?) court decision didn’t go their way. Riight.

I’m just glad this one’s jihad-fu was so poor that he didn’t manage to kill anyone else. Just cripple them and give them severe burns. That’s Ok then, right?

Kill the whole lot of them. Send them all home, then nuke them from orbit. Twice. Just to be sure.

I wonder if Merkel and her gang at the media will pretend this one had nothing to do with jizzlam too, as they tried to do with most of the others. 5 attacks in 8 days. How much are Germans going to put up with?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/26/2016 at 02:31 AM   
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calendar   Monday - July 25, 2016

dead in the water

Funny how this fiasco happened on Obango’s watch.

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Gerald Ford Still Not Ready For Prime Time

No, not the former President. The new aircraft carrier. Biggest one ever made. And sadly, this news does NOT come from Chevy Chase Maryland

$13.8 BILLION Boat Can’t Do It’s Basic Job

The $13-billion USS Gerald R. Ford is already two years behind schedule, and the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier is facing more delays after the Pentagon’s top weapons tester concluded the ship is still not ready for combat despite expectations it would be delivered to the fleet this September.
According to a June 28 memo obtained by CNN, Michael Gilmore, the Defense Department’s director of operational test and evaluation, said the most expensive warship in history continues to struggle launching and recovering aircraft, moving onboard munitions, conducting air traffic control and with ship self-defense.

“These four systems affect major areas of flight operations,” Gilmore wrote in his report to Pentagon and Navy weapons buyers Frank Kendall and Sean Stackley. “Unless these issues are resolved ... they will significantly limit CVN-78’s ability to conduct combat operations.”
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Fixing these problems would likely require redesigning the carrier’s aircraft launch and recovery systems, according to Gilmore, a process that could result in another delay for a ship that was expected to join the fleet in September 2014.
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Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, slammed the latest delay as “unacceptable” and “entirely avoidable” in a statement earlier this month.
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“After more than $2.3 billion in cost overruns have increased its cost to nearly $13 billion, the taxpayers deserve to know when CVN-78 will actually be delivered, how much developmental risk remains in the program, if cost overruns will continue, and who is being held accountable,” he added.

Horry Clap. It can’t launch or land planes, it can’t arm them for missions, it can’t control their flight patterns around the ship, and it can’t fight the ship when attacked. Crivens!! In other words, it’s a defenseless, worthless steel box in the water, filled with flippantly spent dollars.

Yeah, but the new one uses new technology, the first solid technical updates in 40 years. Of course, they’ve had 40 years to develop all that crap, and test it all in isolation, right? Right?? No???


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/25/2016 at 10:02 PM   
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True Colors Shining Through

True Blue



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I would have thought this shade of blue would be illegal for Democrats at this point. Don’t they ever learn???



PHILADELPHIA — Demonstrators in support of Bernie Sanders took a strikingly anti-Hillary Clinton tone here Monday just hours before the Vermont senator was set to address the Democratic National Convention.

Sanders loyalists descended on City Hall armed with signs fit for last week’s Republican convention, taking aim at Clinton and the DNC for, they believe, rigging the election against him. Hundreds made their way in punishing heat to a park near the convention where they will hold a candlelight vigil for “the death of Democracy.”

The protests put on display the complexities of where the movement goes after its champion ended his White House bid and endorsed Clinton.

Many said they plan to support a third-party candidate like the Green Party’s Jill Stein. And when confronted with the reality that not backing Clinton could benefit Republican rival Donald Trump, a common refrain emerged: It’s not my problem.
“That’s not going to be on my shoulders. That’s going to be on the shoulders of the DNC for rigging the election, working against Bernie Sanders. They did this, not us,” said Sanders supporter Tracy Graunstdt. The 33-year-old from Michigan held a sign reading, “You can’t make me vote for Hillary.”

Bernie Sanders has lost control of his movement. [ not unexpected for a guy his age, but most of them just take some Metamucil instead of making a press relesae ]

If the response to his urging that his backers vote for Hillary Clinton, it’s as much anti-her as it is pro-him.

While addressing his delegates at the DNC today, he called on them to defeat Trump by electing Hillary.

“We have got to defeat Donald Trump,” Sanders said, eliciting cheers.

“And we have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine,” he said, drawing a cascade of boos from his supporters.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/25/2016 at 09:34 PM   
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I blame Soylent for this

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No, not a redhead. But there are freckles there if you look close enough. Soylent has moar, and Gooble is rife with it.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/25/2016 at 09:14 PM   
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Desiderata, and the Road Back

I know I’ve been away from posting. If I’m honest, the events of the last month or so have been overwhelming. Just when one revelation of Hillary’s true colors comes, more police blood flows through the streets. Then comes a Jihad attack, speeches at the RNC, and yet more.  To follow them is one thing, that is my duty; but to try detailing at them all and post has been quite another.

But right now I am sitting on a bed in the home of one of my uncles, about to leave the paternal family with his

DESIDERATA

GO PLACIDLY AMID THE NOISE & HASTE & REMEMBER WHAT PEACE THERE MAY BE IN SILENCE. AS FAR AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and listen to others, even the dull & ignorant; they too have their story.


Avoid loud & aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain & bitter; for always there will be greater & lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideas; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all acidity & disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue & loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees & the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is un-folding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors & aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery & broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be Happy.


I suppose this is what I really needed after all this time, and it did speak to me a lot given where I am now. In all the many ways. For those who are interested, Desiderata is Latin for “Things Desired”, and I suppose it is fitting for it.

The poster claims it was found in a Church in 1692. As it turns out, that is about as accurate as Madame Clinton claiming she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary for his climbing of Everest. In short, it’s a bit off. If 250~ years is a bit.

It was actually written in 1927 by a guy named Max Ehrmann, who really does strike me as one of those great cases of unexamined brilliance. He’s well work checking out; ditto for his other works.

But as for me now? I think I’ve caught my bearings and am prepared to carry on.

It’s good to be back.




Posted by Turtler   Canada  on 07/25/2016 at 04:46 PM   
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Gosh It Even Rhymes

Hell No, DNC, We Won’t Vote For Hillary

Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia’s sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave.

Throngs of Bernie Sanders supporters marched down a main thoroughfare to show their support of him and disdain for Hillary Clinton ahead of the convention.

Chanting “Hell No, DNC, we won’t vote for Hillary” and “This is what democracy looks like,” the marchers headed from City Hall down Broad Street, the main north-south artery that leads from the city center to the convention site about 4 miles away.

Though planned for months, Sunday’s marches came as fractures appeared in the party that had been trying to display a show of unity in recent weeks. Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned Sunday as Democratic Party chair over an email suggesting the DNC had played favorites for Clinton during the primary. It was a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Clinton.

The Democrats had been trying to avoid the divide that was apparent in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention last week. But the hacked emails, published by Wikileaks, further fired up Sanders supporters, who long accused the party of favoring Clinton despite officially being neutral.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/25/2016 at 02:56 PM   
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Oh, and here's some kind of visitor flag counter thingy. Hey, all the cool blogs have one, so I should too. The Visitors Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat. It had better, since I paid actual money for it.
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