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  1. fi says:


    • classicalgastoo says:

      Good to see some level of vindication for Snowden, isn’t it?

      • Ingrid Lee says:

        Definitely. Though that doesn’t get him out of Russia into a country he would rather live in. There is a big debate going on in Germany about inviting Snowden to testify before a government panel, which would also mean that he could ask for asylum. I signed the petition to let Snowden come to our country, together with many other people, but so far to no avail. Merkel 😦 and her conservatives keep finding reasons why that “isn’t possible”. You Americans are not the only ones at odds with your elected politicians:

        “Berlin has insisted it wants to scrutinize NSA spying in Germany. But actually inviting Edward Snowden to testify before a paraliamentary investigation is proving delicate. Some in Chancellor Merkel’s party are now casting doubt on Snowden’s suitability as a witness.

        Just a few hours prior to Greenwald’s speech, and not even two kilometers away, politicians belonging to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition made clear that help would not soon be forthcoming. The Greens and the Left Party, both in the opposition, had moved to invite Snowden to testify before the parliament’s NSA committee, but conservative and Social Democratic members of the committee are in no hurry and it remains unclear when they might reach a decision. Opposition politicians are furious.”

        • classicalgastoo says:

          Your country has no desire to summon the wrath of ‘Merica by granting Snowden any level of credibility. I can understand why, too.

  2. I hope it stays clear for the red moon, supposed to cloud up tonight.

    • Hobette says:

      I doubt we’ll have clear skies here. I posted NASA’s link upthread–they’ll have live stream starting at 1 a.m. ET–better than nothing.

    • Ingrid Lee says:

      I can see a full moon from my window, but it’s the normal color. But I suppose the blood moon does not cross the equator. I sure hope that doesn’t mean, that you’all will disappear, while I’ll survive in the southern hemisphere, and no more Realm on the Internet. But then, maybe Tom Cruise or Arnold Schwarzenegger will save the USA. They’ve done it before.

  3. boyinboycott says:

    inspiration for jack’s gym aspirations

    tasty hombres…no?

  4. msolomon2 says:

    X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST – Official “Opening Battle” Movie Clip #1 (2014) [HD] Worthy!

    • How does Dr. X come back?

      • msolomon2 says:

        You mean Professor X, Patrick Stewart. That movie is not “canon”, not saying this one is either cuz it’s not a perfect following of the classic story-line but they just are ignoring that awful 3rd movie (I think). So he wasn’t dead, though Phoenix did die, just not the way she did in that awful movie. I think in flash-backs we see that the others like Scott Summers had been killed by the sentinels, he wasn’t killed by Phoenix. And I know there’s a part of the “viral marketing” that mentions Angel, and Beast as having been killed earlier so we don’t see them in the dark future.

  5. boyinboycott says:

    I’m feeling patriotic

    like wrapping myself in the flag

  6. majorwiblit says:

    Afternoon Ingrid,,,Fi,,,Classy,,Haru,,,Bib!!!

  7. fi says:

    Its the end of the world as we know it……………….

  8. majorwiblit says:

    Ok,,,gotta run,,,,going out to get some dinner!!
    Remember,,,it’s the end of the world tonight!!,,,have fun!!!

  9. Ingrid Lee says:

    Since it’s the end of the world, we might as well splurge:

    Global Drug Survey – Drug Pleasure Ratings:

    • msolomon2 says:

      nothing like some delicious opiates to wrap the end-of-days all in warm soft cotton, yum, yum!

  10. I’ll see if I can do a series on “the Great North American right wing Honkey” as an endangered species.

  11. What is this talk about the end of the world.

  12. waverly says:

    What if the United States has been waging the wrong war against the wrong enemy for the last 13 years in Afghanistan?

    The “What If” questions are going to become more and more revealing

    • Hobette says:

      But, but, but WMDs!!!!

    • Ingrid Lee says:

      I have never understood why the USA (or rather Bush and his cronies) attacked Afghanistan. Apart from the fact that Russia couldn’t win her war there, Osama bin Laden as well as the hijackers were Saudi Arabians – citizens of the country of Bush’s close oligarch friends. Bush was even friends with Osama’s family! The only explanation that makes sense to me is that the military-industrial complex (the über-rich) wanted to sell weapons in order to make even more money.
      Iraq was just as uncalled for.

      The result of these wars is not just the many dead and wounded on all sides, the people who went crazy, but it has made the world and the USA a much less safer place. You can’t declare a “war” on individual terrorists. And if you do, you’ll pour oil into the fire.

      Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney at all are at liberty and enjoying their money, while completely innocent people have been incarcerated in Guantánomo for years, and have been (are being) tortured (in newspeak: interrogated by enhanced methods).

    • classicalgastoo says:

      It’s a Brave New World.

    • waverly says:

      Every single time I watch that video it gives me chills.

  13. Ingrid Lee says:

    I’d like to give you a report on how my day in Montevideo was. First of all, the weather was great today – partly cloudy with plenty of sunshine, warm, but not quite T-shirt weather. I walked pretty far into the direction away from the port, which I hadn’t explored before. Only that my legs and feet started hurting after a while, and on the way back I was really happy that there are so many benches you can take a break on. There’s no ignoring old age!

    One of my observations was that there are no people in wheelchairs or women with prams. People carry their small children here. The reason is obvious: the sidewalks are so full of holes and unevenness that a person in a wheelchair can’t move around, and pushing a baby in a buggy would make butter out of the baby’s milk. I do wonder what physically handicapped people here do – just stay at home?

    • classicalgastoo says:

      Good question, Ingrid. I do know that there are many places you are advised to avoid if you have a Guide Dog or Service Dog, too.

    • Compare that to Disneyland where you see a bunch of 5- and 6-year-olds in strollers.

      Keeps ’em from getting whiney.

      • Ingrid Lee says:

        Looking out my window a while ago I saw I couple with a stroller. Though the kid was being carried anyway. In this area, the pedestrian zone with shops and touristy places, walking is no problem. This afternoon, I walked through the side streets where probably the poorer people live. And I’ve yet to see a wheelchair – I’ll keep my eyes peeled.

        Also, I saw two women today who were almost obese, and one man who definitely was. Gosh, the things I notice! But it really must be the food why the Uruguayans are only slightly overweight, if at all – there are practically no pre-packed convenience foods, and I’ve checked a few “supermarkets” today, since I dropped the glass-with-a-mill of whole black pepper, which I want to replace. There must be places where you have more variety, but I’ve yet to find them. What they offer in these pretty small markets is pretty basic food. Quite a selection of fine wines and other alcoholic beverages, though.

  14. Hobette says:

    I’m taking Cocoa Nut on a “walk,” so bbl. If you see The Dood, please tell him I said ❤ ❤ ❤

  15. termgirl says:

    Whenever I read or hear about third Parties, I wish it were possible for a Progressive third-Party to be viable, but there are a number of obstacles.
    The most successful third-Party candidate, in recent history, was Ross Perot, and the reason he did as well as he did was because he had the means to contribute substantially to his own campaign.
    The two major Parties start out with a huge advantage, not only because they have money in their coffers, but because they have access to donor databases. They have organizational advantages because of years of practice, and they know who the worker bees are. They call on those people to make phone calls, walk precincts, etc.
    The Tea Party managed to take over Congress, not by running “The Tea Party” candidates, but by infiltrating the Republican Party and running candidates through that Party. In that respect, they were smart. They knew where the money and organization was.
    Thom Hartmann has suggested that Progressives use the same strategy with the Democratic Party. This is not easy, because a lot of “old guard” Dems run things at the local level.
    I am fortunate in that my Democratic Club, leans very Progressive. That’s not to say, we don’t have our internal squabbles, because we do.
    Anyway, if any 3rd Party is going to be successful in the future, we first have to tackle campaign financing, and the Supreme Court has made that virtually impossible, or run some multi-millionaire who is willing to cough up their own money, or run someone with huge name recognition.
    IMO, there will never be a “viable” 3rd Party, otherwise.

  16. waverly says:

    For those yet not fully up to speed with the whole “blood moon” thing.

    On April 15 at 1:58 a.m. EDT, the full moon will pass through Earth’s shadow, producing a 78-minute total lunar eclipse visible across North America. During a total eclipse, the entire moon is shadowed and the face of the moon turns sunset red as the eclipse slowly unfolds.

    According to astronomer and noted eclipse expert Fred Espenak, the moon “can take on a dramatically colorful appearance from bright orange to blood red.”

  17. waverly says:

    Cool wallpaper Jack

  18. Ingrid Lee says:

    Wow, the blood moon turning. Looks a little big like a rotten tomato.

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