Happy Diwali


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“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” ~Theodore Roethk

 “The god Vishnu, warned by the sun and the moon, caught the Demon Rahu drinking the elixir of life and as punishment sliced off the demon’s head before the elixir passed through his throat. The immortal head takes his revenge on the celestial bodies by devouring them, but because he has no body, they re-emerge after he swallows them.”

It seems the struggle between light and darkness runs deep in the human psyche. Just about every creation mythology begins with the struggle between light and dark. The strange thing is that for those that favor science over Faith creation begins with the universe being flooded with light only to grow dark with the eons as galaxies drift apart. Of course, Science offers a return to light as the universe crunches itself back, OUCH!

Beyond science and Mythology we have the drudgery of the human condition and at this time it seems our darker natures have taken over.  Regardless of the ever encompassing black hole of HATE masquerading as our president, the darkness is there to remind us that we must do better.

You cannot pierce the dark veil of hate with tiki torches it must be done with truth. Every time a dark mind tries to muddle the truth remember Goethe’s dying words “More light!” This is how we should answer in return. “More light!”

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”― Leonard Cohen
“Electrical science has revealed to us the true nature of light has provided us with innumerable appliances and instruments of precision, and has thereby vastly added to the exactness of our knowledge.” ― Nikola Tesla

“Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgment. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom.”  ― Amitabh Bachchan

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ― Plato

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445 Responses to Happy Diwali

  1. Classical Gas says:

    “They are multitudinous almost beyond our imagining. They thrive in soil, water, and air; they have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every continent bar Antarctica, in every habitat but the ocean. And it is their success – staggering, unparalleled and seemingly endless – which makes all the more alarming the great truth now dawning upon us: insects as a group are in terrible trouble and the remorselessly expanding human enterprise has become too much, even for them.

    The astonishing report highlighted in the Guardian, that the biomass of flying insects in Germany has dropped by three quarters since 1989, threatening an “ecological Armageddon”, is the starkest warning yet; but it is only the latest in a series of studies which in the last five years have finally brought to public attention the real scale of the problem.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/21/insects-giant-ecosystem-collapsing-human-activity-catastrophe

  2. Darth says:

    If we could only quarantine people like her to stop the hate from spreading.

    Georgia lawmaker: Can people with HIV be ‘legally’ quarantined? http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/20/health/betty-price-hiv-aids-quarantine/index.html
    “Atlanta (CNN)A Georgia state representative — who is also an anesthesiologist and the wife of the former federal Health and Human Services secretary — asked at a public hearing Tuesday about the legality of quarantining HIV patients to stop the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.
    “What are we legally able to do?” Dr. Betty Price, a Republican, asked Dr. Pascale Wortley, director of the HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Surveillance Section at the Georgia Department of Public Health. “I don’t want to say the ‘quarantine’ word, but I guess I just said it. … What would you advise, or are there any methods, legally, that we could do that would curtail the spread?”

    Price, whose husband, Dr. Tom Price, resigned last month from President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, raised the issue during a committee meeting.”

  3. Darth says:

    After Maria, José Andrés and his team have prepared more hot meals in Puerto Rico than the Red Cross https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/10/18/post-maria-jose-andres-and-his-team-have-served-more-meals-in-puerto-rico-than-the-red-cross/
    “When we establish contact with a community, we maintain that contact,” Andrés said during a phone interview from San Juan. “When we go to a place, we take care of that place until we feel it has the right conditions to sustain itself. That’s what a relief organization should be.”

    Andrés landed in Puerto Rico on Sept. 25 and immediately started working with chef José Enrique, whose eponymous San Juan restaurant was already preparing batches of sancocho — a Puerto Rican beef stew — for hungry residents. In their first couple of days together, the chefs produced enough food to feed 1,000 or 2,000 people. Within a week of Andrés’s appearance on the island, their numbers skyrocketed to 25,000 meals per day, now including sandwiches and paella.”

  4. Darth says:

    He’s being isolated. It will make him easier to control.

    Democratic Party Drama Puts Deputy Chair Keith Ellison in a Tough Spot https://theintercept.com/2017/10/20/democratic-party-drama-puts-deputy-chair-keith-ellison-in-a-tough-spot/
    “A purge of party officials loyal to Keith Ellison is putting the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee in a difficult position, calling into question his ability to shape DNC decision-making.

    Ellison’s decision to accept the number two spot at the DNC was controversial among his backers, but he argued that he would be able to influence the party from the inside, and help steer Chair Tom Perez in a progressive direction.

    It’s a dilemma as old as politics itself, but the question of how to navigate in relation to the DNC is complicated by the party committee’s toxic political reputation among backers of the presidential bid of Sen. Bernie Sanders. If Ellison can’t reform the DNC, he risks becoming seen by a swath of the party as an apologist for it instead.

    On Thursday, four long-serving DNC officials who had backed Ellison’s bid to be DNC chair were removed from their positions. Ray Buckley, James Zogby, and Barbra Casbar Siperstein were bounced from the executive committee, and Buckley was also taken off the rules committee, on which he served as well. Alice Germond lost her at-large appointment.”

    • Jack Cassidy says:

      “knew what he signed up for.”

      “Listen, and understand. That terminator NEOLIBERAL PARTY is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are DEMOCRACY IS dead.”

      My apologies to Kyle Reese.

      • Classical Gas says:

        We can hope that these are the NeoLibs’ death throes, but I doubt it. So now we have a jump-off-the-cliff rabid right party and a move-more-to-the-right wanna-be party. Gee…there seems to be a large vacuum to the left of those…plenty of room for the rest of us. What to do, what to do…?

    • Classical Gas says:

      Yep. It’s happening at the County level, too.

  5. Darth says:

    The force is strong with this one…

    Troubled By Flint Water Crisis, 11-Year-Old Girl Invents Lead-Detecting Device http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/20/559071028/troubled-by-flint-water-crisis-11-year-old-girl-invents-lead-detecting-device
    “She saw her parents testing the water in their own home in Lone Tree, Colo., and was unimpressed by the options, which can be slow, unreliable or both.”

    Rao tells ABC that while she was doing her weekly perusal of MIT’s Materials Science and Engineering website to see “if there’s anything’s new,” she read about new technologies that could detect hazardous substances and decided to see whether they could be adapted to test for lead.

    She pressed local high schools and universities to give her lab time and then hunkered down in the “science room” — outfitted with a big white table — that she persuaded her engineer parents to create in their home.

    And she set about devising a more efficient solution: a device that could identify lead compounds in water and was portable and relatively inexpensive.”

  6. Jack Cassidy says:

    The Lambo of your dreams.

  7. Jack Cassidy says:

    Told ya she has the entire weekend booked.

  8. Darth says:

    Sorcery!

  9. Darth says:

    ooooo

    “Cross section of a number of different cables”

  10. Jack Cassidy says:

    i already purchased mine, now the tick is no to eat it.

  11. Jack Cassidy says:

    Of course, it is…I just hope they don’t mean as slaves.

    “an capital is tech’s most valuable resource
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    It’s ironic. In spite of Silicon Valley’s awesome technology, human capital remains its most valuable resource. That, at least, is the opinion of best selling writer and entrepreneur Dan Schawbel.

    One of America’s leading authorities on the workplace, the New York City based Schawbel argues that what he calls “people capital” is the real killer app in our innovation economy. A great company, he says, exists because of its great people. Without strong human capital, Schawbel suggests, any company, irrespective of its technological resources, will struggle.”

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  12. fi says:

  13. bebe says:

    There is a blogger in nyt writes as David Underwood, spells Trump as tRump , get it ? 🙂 😆

  14. fi says:

    Morning Realmfolk, early here, prolly go back to bed soon.
    Howz stuff?

  15. bebe says:

    Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, a black woman, knew the fallen soldier and his widow and was in the car when the president called to offer condolences. Wilson seems to have correctly reported what Trump said.

    This set Trump off and he issued a stream of lies to defame Wilson. The White House even sent its chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, out to defend the president. He, too, lied about Wilson.

    When asked about Kelly’s lies, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it was “highly inappropriate” to question a four-star general.

    As Michelle Lyn wrote for Vogue.com last week:

    “According to Trump’s sordid he-said-she-said turn of events, however, Wilson isn’t an elected official supporting a constituent and friend, she’s a ‘wacky’ woman. Just like Clinton and San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz were ‘nasty’; Brzezinski had a ‘low IQ’; Megyn Kelly has ‘blood coming out of her wherever”; and Jessica Leeds, who accused Trump of assault, ‘would not be [his] first choice.’”

    She continued:

    “Women who hold truth to Trump’s power are often met with petty insults and cyberbullying (Paging Melania!) — but most of all, Trump and company brand them liars or assail them as absurd.”

    • Jack Cassidy says:

      Oh, oh! he best call on Omarosa!

    • MSolomon2 says:

      “Women who hold truth to Trump’s power are often met with petty insults and cyberbullying (Paging Melania!) — but most of all, Trump and company brand them liars or assail them as absurd.”

      this is basically what they do to anyone who dares do anything but kiss dear-leaders fat-ass! This is where we are today, the propaganda LIES and attempts at absolute FASCIST CONTROL from the dear-leader and his cronies.

  16. Jack Cassidy says:

    I’m no late…yet!

  17. Jack Cassidy says:

    Okay now I’m late, see how that works?

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