Distant Shores


O my Luve’s like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve’s like the melodie
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry:

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee well, my only Luve
And fare thee well, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.

Robert Burns

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387 Responses to Distant Shores

  1. fi says:

    So no one has a microphone then, ok did’nt wanna talk to anybody anyway!

  2. Jack says:

    What’s up BIB did i [STUMP] you?

  3. BoyInBOYCOTT says:

    HP will become a ghost town, I’d bet 90% of their members won’t post with their real names.

  4. BoyInBOYCOTT says:

    Kinda frantic around here as beau gets the arrangements made,we may run to our flower wholesale lady. I’m studying the plans, and linens and vases being made, and packing list of what we are taking

  5. Jack says:

    Gotta get going catch you laterz!

  6. BoyInBOYCOTT says:

    YAY! our flower wholesale lady had a delivery near us, so I met her about 5 minutes from our house. we got pretty violet alstromerias and a few dozen Mister Lincoln red roses

  7. termgirl says:

    Hello, all.
    Quick fly-by.

    I listened to an interview on the radio of during my lunch break, discussing his new book; “Who Owns the Future?”

    Very interesting guy, and his ideas are definitely debatable.

    I look forward to reading his book.
    “Lanier’s concern, at its simplest, is that that we are building a digital future in which a small number of companies and individuals garner great wealth, while the economy as a whole starts to shrink, taking with it jobs, the middle classes and what he terms “economic dignity.” Lanier believes we can avoid that fate, but only if we start remunerating people for the digital assets (from personal data to designs for use by 3D printers) that we currently give away for nothing. Information may want to be free, but Lanier believes the world would be better served if it was affordable instead.”
    http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=3324 .

    • termgirl says:

      This is what happens when I’m rushing.
      As my grandmother used to say:
      “The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get.”

      The author is Jaron Lanier

  8. BoyInBOYCOTT says:

    Here’s photos of a couple arrangements and a bucket of the mister lincoln roses

  9. nebdem says:

    Chelsea Manning’s letter to the President

    “The decisions that I made in 2010 were made out of a concern for my country and the world that we live in. Since the tragic events of 9/11, our country has been at war. We’ve been at war with an enemy that chooses not to meet us on any traditional battlefield, and due to this fact we’ve had to alter our methods of combating the risks posed to us and our way of life.

    I initially agreed with these methods and chose to volunteer to help defend my country. It was not until I was in Iraq and reading secret military reports on a daily basis that I started to question the morality of what we were doing. It was at this time I realized that (in) our efforts to meet the risk posed to us by the enemy, we have forgotten our humanity. We consciously elected to devalue human life both in Iraq and Afghanistan. When we engaged those that we perceived were the enemy, we sometimes killed innocent civilians. Whenever we killed innocent civilians, instead of accepting responsibility for our conduct, we elected to hide behind the veil of national security and classified information in order to avoid any public accountability.

    In our zeal to kill the enemy, we internally debated the definition of torture. We held individuals at Guantanamo for years without due process. We inexplicably turned a blind eye to torture and executions by the Iraqi government. And we stomached countless other acts in the name of our war on terror.

    Patriotism is often the cry extolled when morally questionable acts are advocated by those in power. When these cries of patriotism drown out any logically based dissension, it is usually the American soldier that is given the order to carry out some ill-conceived mission.

    Our nation has had similar dark moments for the virtues of democracy — the Trail of Tears, the Dred Scott decision, McCarthyism, and the Japanese-American internment camps — to mention a few. I am confident that many of the actions since 9/11 will one day be viewed in a similar light.

    As the late Howard Zinn once said, “There is not a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”

    I understand that my actions violated the law; I regret if my actions hurt anyone or harmed the United States. It was never my intent to hurt anyone. I only wanted to help people. When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others.

    If you deny my request for a pardon, I will serve my time knowing that sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society. I will gladly pay that price if it means we could have a country that is truly conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all women and men are created equal.”

  10. fi says:

    Not sure if anyone here has posted this already.

  11. Haruko Haruhara says:

    Colorado state Legislator says the reason so many blacks live in poverty is because they eat too much fried chicken.

    Wow. Major wow! http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/08/22/2508261/colorado-legislator-poverty-higher-among-black-race-because-they-eat-too-much-chicken/

    Oh … she’s a Republican. What a surprise!

  12. nebdem says:

    The U.S. cannot confirm if chemical weapons were used in Syria. Turkey has states that ‘all red lines have been crossed.’ Russia is saying that it was the Syrian Rebels that did it to provoke an international response. There is no confirmation about what chemical agent was used. It is reported that 30 rockets with a chemical compound were fired. Since most of the people are now hiding from the streets to avoid the war, people are bunched together in small areas, some have suggested that it was a mixture of tear gas. There is a U.N. chemical weapons team on the ground that was set to investigate earlier suspected chemical weapon attacks, at the moment they are confined in a hotel, they will have to get approval to investigate the new sites.

    • nebdem says:

      Turkey has stated^

      • nebdem says:

        Bottom line is that there are people dead, mostly children. So something did in fact happen. It happened on the one year anniversary of the President’s speech declaring that a ‘red line’ has been established. If indeed it was a chemical attack by the Assad regime, and if nothing immediate happens, via force by the international community, Assad will do it again and the next time it happens it will probably kill close to 5 thousand people or even higher, because if he can do it twice no without consequences, then the next time he won’t care about the consequences.

        If the Syrian Rebels did it then, this would indicate that the U.S. made a grave error in supporting them when they couldn’t identify the various groups that compose of the Rebels, In fact the Rebels and AQ are fighting alongside one another, and the AQ elements in the Syrian Rebels may in fact be more numerous than the legitimate Rebels.

        • Jack says:

          Think you nailed it. It is crucial to establish who the hell we are supporting. Indeed if the greater number of rebels are Al Qaeda or any other radical faction that we have made things even worse.

          • nebdem says:

            The whole thing is a mess and the U.S. is in a tough spot. If the chemical weapons are found to have been from the Assad Regime it will necessitate a response of force.

            If the weapons were from the Rebels, then the U.S. must wipe its hands clean of the conflict. And let them over there solve it for themselves.

            • Jack says:

              No matter what the US will look bad in this one.

              • nebdem says:

                Yep, an all the while the Russians and the Iranians will have to be the ones in the end that shoulder the brunt of the blame if and when Assad deploys the largest chemical weapons attack in the history of the world. This won’t stop the trolls though from saying it was all the Us’s fault, even when it won’t be, but you know how they roll.

    • Ricki Lee says:

      This is absolutely horrendous. I heard an expert state that it was nerve gas. The coverage of the victims was pretty graphic – so many children. 😦 😦 And last I heard they were not allowing the UN team anywhere near the sites to investigate. I think this may have us putting boots on the ground – what do you think?

      • nebdem says:

        Who is going to go in a secure the chemical weapon stockpiles? If the ‘red line’ was crossed when those weapons were used, do you really think the U.S. is going to allow the Syrian Rebels to secure those stockpiles for us? Neither do I.

        It would require a U.S. ground presence and an no-fly-zone- in other words: War.

    • nebdem says:

      France Urges ‘Force’ in Syria if Chemical Attacks Are Confirmed

      • MSII says:

        Extremely ugly situation there, I don’t think it’s going to get any better any time soon and I don’t think we’ll go in.

  13. fi says:

    Hi folks, we have communication, just been talking to MsB via the microphone on chat!

  14. fi says:

    Gawd, my PC is sooooooooooooooooo slow tonight!

  15. fi says:

    Tired girl here, I’m of to bye byes.
    Goodnight all

  16. Jack says:

    Now the fee has gone I can play. Hey y’all!

  17. Jack says:

    !!!!!!!!!!!NEW PAE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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