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Saturday, July 1, 2017


One Of My Very Own...

Installation of the day:

Peter Green ~ Feeling Good

REVOLUTION: a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system.
REBELLION: an act of violent or  open resistance to an established government or ruler.

"Venezuela hunts rogue helicopter attackers led by movie star, but government foes are suspicious
The Venezuelan government hunted on Wednesday for rogue policemen who attacked key installations by helicopter, but critics of President Nicolas Maduro suspected the raid may have been staged to justify repression. In extraordinary scenes over Caracas around sunset on Tuesday, the stolen helicopter fired shots at the Interior Ministry and dropped grenades on the Supreme Court, both viewed by Venezuela's opposition as bastions of support for a dictator. Nobody was injured."
Staged to whip up popular support.

"There's been 90 days of protests in Venezuela. Last night 5 people were killed in various points across the country. Death count is above 80 now."

"In Caracas, the PNB arrested 30 students from the Simon Bolivar University.They weren't even wearing masks or protection."

"And then a act of the most despicably and cruel event occurred. They rounded up all 30 of them inside a sealed cargo truck. No ventilation, in total darkness, no gas mask, just each other...
Then they threw a tear gas bomb inside the truck and closed the door with a lock."
I'm so very sorry, but I believe that my be propaganda from the protestors. I'm truly sorry I had to deduce that.
Anybody want to help straighten me out?

A mile-long island emerged from the sea 100 yards off the tip of Cape Hatteras.


I'm assuming it something we left up there. As a matter of fact I would bet money on it.


The summons was served on Pell’s legal representatives in Melbourne today. But Australia doesn’t have an extradition treaty with the Vatican and Pell cannot be forced to attend court in Victoria.




Germany has just approved gay marriage!
I find it interesting that the US did it before all the "socialist" Europeans.

The movie "Pirates of the Caribbean" was rated Aaaarr.


We have all seen thousands of designs made of this sort of letters all over our towns, subways and trains.

My question is, do any of those artists have something to say. A voice, if you will?
Imagine how much more interesting the above would be if written in highly stylized, yet still legible, script.

This also could have communicated that powerful statement but still follow the principals of design used to judge all art.

A group of bleeding children would really strengthen this sentiment. 


I have heard it said a million times that two animals can not start a species...or sustain an endangered species.
But then we have these things taking over the Everglades in Florida.
My question is, how many of those turned into tens of thousands of the hungry bastards? As I understand it, the first snakes were pets that got too large and were released into the wild. But one would think that the number was extremely small.  Not only that, but a hungry mature snake will eat a small snake, so it occurs to me that there had to be a whole lot of inbreeding going on.

Who the hell could endure this?
Her expression says it all.

Guarding me from malaria outside my window.
With that being such an effective way to eliminate mosquitoes, you would think humans would encourage their presence instead of killing them.

Have any of you wonderful people ever tried this, and if so, what does it taste like?

Crossing the Rhine is getting much easier for those Germans these days.
Anybody know what this is about? I'm thinking it was loaned for a movie and it's on the way to the set.
Speaking of tanks, let's vote on whether this is factual or shopped.
Place that in the "Things you only see once" file.
I can't imagine the shell dropping that much in only a couple of hundred yards. Anyone?

Statue of Saint Bartholomew, who was skinned-alive by the Romans for not renouncing his christian-faith. In this statue, the sculptor depicts Bartholomew with muscles, bones, and veins for all to see. Draped around his shoulders and waist is his own skin.
Who thought that would be a good idea? Putting that out where children walk by every day.

Do birds get electrocuted on power lines?

This reminds me of "Crooked Tree", an informal, natural playground when I was but a child.

My weight loss goal is to be able to trim my toenails and breathe at the same time.

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That is more than sad.

At what point does a twig become a stick?


Just another thing you only try once...

Man loses custody over his future children in public trial.
What's the capital of Thailand?



My wife doesn't put on her big girl panties. She will put on her combat boots and go commando on your ass.


(I thought that very funny.)


Highway 50 Nevada to California
At this point during our roadtrips, we looked for an interstate to get over the mountains.

Latex is used to stop the glaze from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
Don't want glaze on the bottom because it will melt then stick the pot to the kiln shelf.
Why not wax? It just burns off in the kiln and no need for peeling off like that.
I used wax on all my pots. And if you find a glazed piece with little finger marks toward the bottom, that's why, and it's perfectly acceptable.

Lead me not into temptation. Oh, who am I kidding. Follow me, I know a shortcut.


Old news but still important:
Flint was wrestling with outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease.
Five officials in Michigan, including the head of the state’s health department, were charged on Wednesday. It is the closest investigators have come to directly blaming officials for the deaths and illnesses that occurred when a water contamination crisis enveloped this city.

The director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services was charged with involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office, felonies that could lead to as much as 20 years in prison. The chief medical executive for the department, was charged with obstruction of justice and lying to a peace officer, and could face up to seven years if convicted. They are among 15 current and former state and local officials facing criminal charges.


Canadian PM Justin Trudeau laying a wreath at the memorial for murdered Jews in Berlin.
I read that a lot of people get pissed off when children climb on these. I don't think it so bad standing in that place listening to the laughter of frolicking, live children. A reminder of just how much we have to be thankful for.

For the first time in my life that awful disease is a large part of my life - wife's mother. I completely understand when an elderly husband relieves his wife's suffering in a murder suicide.

Just another reminder that we exist for a mere blink of an eye in astronomical terms.
Live without regrets.

Millennials are being blamed for killing chain restaurants, such as Applebee's and Buffalo Wild Wings and I've spent my entire adult life actively avoiding chain restaurants.

'Vexatious' is the word you are looking for.

After all these years, still one of my favorite memes...

And a still of that guy's nutsack in case your son asks you if he can take classes in that crap.

After a lifetime of trying, today I finally peed a urinal cake at my bar in half.


What happens when advice on the internet is free.

I was raised in the Church of Christ (far left) and this is exactly the way they see it.
The crux is that there was and is no central leadership. A small group (as little as 3 people) can meet and Sunday and call it a church.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the mars image sort of looks like a broken down landspeeder from the first star wars movie.

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