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Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe (Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck on Monday. 10 Replies

We've all heard about the Deep Field observations of the Hubble Space Telescope, how, almost on a whim, the device was aimed at what was thought to be an empty, unoccupied section of sky and a long time exposure was taken.  What they discovered was…Continue

Tags: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, Deep Field, Eric Whitacre

Canada Not a Loud Nation

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Dec 2. 11 Replies

Canada is a proud nation but not a loud nation.British newspaper salutes Canada . . . this is a good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into words......Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers , 'The Sunday…Continue

FFRF's 2018 National Convention: John de Lancie

Started by Loren Miller Nov 30. 0 Replies

John de Lancie is a lot more than just the infamous "Q" of Star Trek: The Next Generation.  He has portrayed characters as diverse as Clarence Darrow, Donald Trump, and Nazi administrator Hans Biebow, as you will learn when you watch this video.  He…Continue

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Peak Prosperity, We are at the peak

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 26. 3 Replies

The world is at the peak and tipping point in many different factors, i.e. global warming, monetary growth, insect collapse. I don't intend to be an alarmist and scare people, my purpose is to inform you. Please block me if you don't want to read…Continue

New Rule: Win or Go Home (Real Time with Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 4. 5 Replies

In case you hadn't noticed, we have a mid-term election coming up in three days, and it's more than a little important.  With it we can take back at least one if not both houses of Congress from the Republicans and send a message to Donald Trump…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 16, 2013 at 1:22am
Actually, she is pretty well behaved. We will trap her as soon as we know she doesn't have tiny babies under there.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 16, 2013 at 12:47am

What a day! The southern branch of the thermohaline circulation is faltering. We're suddenly at a major Climate Destabilization tipping point. Is it in the news? Of course not.  A couple of small bombs killed and injured people in the Boston Marathon. Some numbnuts needed to make headlines, and every media outlet obliged them.

*sigh*

As sk8eycat says, "It's crazy."

So you have a regular skunk yard resident, Joan. I don't envy you.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 15, 2013 at 11:06pm

One othmer thing that bothers me is that readers are already commenting on the Yahoo "news" pages that it's the President's fault, or that Muslims did it, or that the uncostitutional Patriot Act is/was Obama's doing (when that piece of obscenity was passed during Cheney's administration), and on and on and on.

Yet they want to keep their semi-automatic assault weapons...to "protect" themselves.  From WHAT?  You can't stop a bomb with a gun.  You can't even stop a bullet with another bullet.

As for who has died (so far) in Boston, I don't think whoever did this was targeting any particular persons...he/she/they just wanted to cause as much damage and panic as possible. The weirdest thing is that airports all over the country (even LAX) are laying on more "security." What good does THAT do?

Reminds me of the old saying about "running around like a chicken with its head cut off."  We've been doing that since 9-11-01, and what have we accomplished?  Two futile wars, and how many thousands of dead civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq...not to mention our own dead and maimed military personnel.

It's crazy.

Sorry.  I'm ranting, and it's time for Hairy Jerry to get his meds.  I love this trans-dermal stuff!  It's so much easier than trying to stuff a pill down his poor throat.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 15, 2013 at 5:47pm

Our society is sick, sick, sick.  I don't want to know who did this nearly as much as I want to know WHY!  (Lack of serious mental health services for one thing.)

We need more of these everywhere:

http://laist.com/2013/04/15/therapy_dogs_roaming_lax.php

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 15, 2013 at 2:58pm

Boston Marathon bomb explosion Tweeter reports: 

Boston Marathon bomb

Comment by sk8eycat on April 15, 2013 at 9:28am

Melinda, it's just begun to rain here, too...very lightly, so far.

Joan, you aren't out of date regarding the Smurfs, they are! They hit American TV in the early 1980s, aimed at little kids who would have been better off watching "Sesame Street" and "MisteRogers' Neighborhood" ... IF they had to be plonked in front of the TV set at all.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 15, 2013 at 9:27am

A very good morning to you all. The second night of frost and one more to go before nights warm up again. There are some leaves piled at the entrance way to the skunk den so we know she is back. We can smell her when we go in the tool shed. Our attempts to block her way under have failed. We used really big concrete blocks the last time to seal her out. She will go under there and have babies, and I wont block her until they are gone. 

Melinda, your Cat' 10 Commandments sound just about right. Tho I do't have a cat, my neighbor cats believe these rules apply in my yard ... and I love it. 

Ian, good news hat our spring has arrived. Are you in the garden? It is too cold for me to be out for very long; my fingers get cold, even with winter garden gloves. Next week will be better. 

Grinning Cat, glad you are able to get the Facebook photos. There often are real treasures. 

Steph, "I see skies blue, clouds white, bright blessed days, dark nights, and I think to myself, 'What a wonderful world'"

What a Wonderful World, Playing For Change

Comment by Ian Mason on April 15, 2013 at 3:20am

My weekend was spent working, Steph. It's now I have a couple of days off. And by a wonderful turn of luck, SPRING has arrived at last. Glad to hear that the weather's being nice to you too.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 15, 2013 at 12:39am

Thanks, Joan! The other pictures in The Secular Life Coach's album look great as well! (No Facebook account needed to see them.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 14, 2013 at 11:26pm
Steph, the old dog & kitten especially merits an "AWE, how sweet!"
Melinda, I like the Turtle & Dragon Fly photo and its message.
I had to look up what a Smurf was ... I am really out of date.
 

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