Time for Thorns

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There are days for sunny morning walks in the garden, where dew-bejeweled roses release their fragrance on the light breeze.
These are not those days. These are days of harsh realities demanding sharp answers. This is now … time for thorns.

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October 17, 2008 at 4:58 am

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Nerd prom…

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I suppose they call the White House  Correspondents’ Dinner  the nerd prom so we won’t suspect it of being the elitist frolic it actually is,  a treacly display of self-congratulatory,  scripted  “humor” without true amusement.   Have  a taste.   His Oneness pretends it’s all in fun,  but I suspect the attendees heard more of what he  really thinks  than they imagine.

I find the circular adulation as nauseating as the preening and pretense.  The only amusement I found was that such rich women made such poor choices in their attire for the evening,  including Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction.   Money can not guarantee good taste or character or class.

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April 26, 2015 at 11:51 pm

Nepal disaster…

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Nepal has been devastated by  a powerful  earthquake.   That led to an avalanche on  Mt. Everest,  which has killed a Google engineer along with more than ten others.

There are others,  but  this is  one way to assist the victims.

Nepal is situated in a mountainous region (it has eight of the world’s ten highest) which is often subject to earthquakes.   It is a poor country,  and the infrastructure reflects that.   That said,  why should the USA rush to help,  when the country is connected to China?   Why doesn’t China go to its aid?

UPDATE:  Here is  an explanatory item on why Nepal was due for a calamitous earthquake.

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April 26, 2015 at 10:11 am

Happy countries…

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The Swiss are supposedly the  happiest people  on earth.  Wealth does tend to make you happy because it helps make you comfortable.    i doubt I could tolerate the strict regulations,  since I think the USA has far too many,  and I definitely wouldn’t like the rigidity of its society.

I’m surprised the USA is as high as tenth place,  frankly.

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April 25, 2015 at 11:53 pm

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7 steps that could save your life…

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Because I come from a long line of hardy realists,  I tend to assume everyone has thought about preparedness,  but in truth,  very few people have.   Since so many people have smart phones these days,  these tips  are easy to carry out,  and well worth the slight amount of time needed to implement most of them.

 

 

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April 24, 2015 at 11:43 pm

Where there’s a will…

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Third world countries frequently provide us with astonishing shots from roadways,  but  this one  leaves me speechless.

 

 

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April 24, 2015 at 10:09 am

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Brady snubs Obama…

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The New England Patriots visited the White House today to receive congratulations from His Oneness for their Super Bowl win,  but quarterback Tom  Brady was absent  due to  ‘prior family commitments’.

UPDATE:  It appears  Obama noticed.

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April 23, 2015 at 11:53 pm

Awkward sleepers…

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Big Girl sleeps in some strange positions herself,  so I found  this gallery highly amusing.

UPDATE:  I found some more  adorable puppy  sleepers.

 

 

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April 23, 2015 at 10:11 am

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