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Thursday, July 31, 2014

"Quiet Place"

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


quiet place by Ghys cote-nature-photographies on 500px
Photograph quiet place by Ghys cote-nature-photographies on 500px


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Noctilucent Clouds

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


Veins of Heaven, P-M Hedén, et al., APOD


Post 2,356 Noctilucent Clouds

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gorgeous Sunrise

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!



Good Morning by Ngurah Harry Santika on 500pxPhotograph Good Morning by Ngurah Harry Santika on 500px

Post 2,355 Gorgeous Sunrise

Acadia National Park

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


Acadia National Park, Maine, United States by Andy Choinski on 500px
Photograph Acadia National Park, Maine, United States by Andy Choinski on 500px


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The Double-nucleus Island Universe

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


M31: The Andromeda Galaxy, Jacob Bers (Bersonic), APOD


Post 2,353 The Double-nucleus Island Universe

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Charlotte Rampling

Rule #5: Pretty Woman


Charlotte Rampling, 1967 via HistoryInPics


Post 2,352 Charlotte Rampling

"Sky Portal"

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


A Sky Portal in New Zealand, Petr Horálek, APOD


Post 2,351 Sky Portal

Monday, July 28, 2014

People Ask Me Why

People ask, "TheBigHenry, why does the Left disgust you so?"


The following excerpt from the Maverick Philosopher is as good an answer as any:
Related source » Why is the World Becoming Such a Nasty Place?: 'via Blog this'
[This related source is recommended in its entirety.]

“I would add that to understand the Left you must understand that lefties typically leap to the defense of the perceived underdog regardless of what the underdog has done to deserve the treatment he receives.  Right and wrong don't come into it.  The relative weakness of the underdog is taken to justify his criminality while the decent people who defend themselves are urged, quite absurdly, to show restraint. The terrorist entity, Hamas, whose charter calls for the destruction of the state of Israel, understands this, a fact that lends a bit of sanity to their otherwise insanely self-destructive attack on Israel.  They seek the sympathy of the morally obtuse Left. This morally disgusting characteristic of leftists is also illustrated by the recent furor over so-called 'botched executions.'  They take the side of the scum of the earth while not even mentioning the suffering of the innocent victims.”
— Maverick Philosopher, July 28, 2014 (maverickphilosopher.typepad.com)

David Burge @iowahawkblog
Diff between a right wing [and] left wing anti-Semite? Right winger has cabin in Idaho, left winger has a faculty parking permit in Cambridge.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dasha

Rule #5: Pretty Woman


Entourage by Trang Nghiem on 500px


Post 2,349 Dasha

Red, Horse, and Blue

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


Rho Ophiuchi Wide Field, Rogelio Bernal Andreo, APOD


Post 2,348 Red, Horse, and Blue

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Flowers and Rainbow

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


Flower Display by David Akers on 500px
Photograph Flower Display by David  Akers on 500px


Post 2,347 Flowers and Rainbow

"Yosemite Golden Wonder"

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


Yosemite Golden Wonder by Perri Schelat on 500px
Photograph Yosemite Golden Wonder by Perri Schelat on 500px


Post 2,346 Yosemite Golden Wonder

Cybill Shepherd

Rule #5: Pretty Woman


Cybill Shepherd, 1971 via HistoryInPics


Post 2,345 Cybill Shepherd

Silver Dollar Galaxy

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


NGC 253: Dusty Island Universe, László Francsics, APOD


Post 2,344 Silver Dollar Galaxy

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Might does not make right …

Neither does weakness!


Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character
Weakness of attitude becomes
weakness of character
(Photo credit: purplechalk)
Related source » Maverick Philosopher: Weakness is No Justification: The Converse Callicles Principle: 'via Blog this'
[This related source is recommended in its entirety.]

“Might does not make right, but neither does impotence or relative weakness. That weakness does not justify strikes me as an important principle, but I have never seen it articulated. The Left tends to assume the opposite. […] The power I have to kill you does not morally justify my killing you. In a slogan: Ability does not imply permissibility. My ability to kill, rape, pillage and plunder does not confer moral justification on my doing these things. But if you attack me with deadly force and I reply with deadly force of greater magnitude, your relative weakness does not supply one iota of moral justification for your attack, nor does it subtract one iota of moral justification from my defensive response. If I am justified in using deadly force against you as aggressor, then the fact that my deadly force is greater than yours does not (a) diminish my justification in employing deadly force, nor does it (b) confer any justification on your aggression.”
— Maverick Philosopher, July 24, 2014, (maverickphilosopher.typepad.com)


I would have thought it goes without saying that neither might nor relative weakness justify agression morally. Sadly, there is nothing that goes without saying to the sinister Left.

The sinister Left is devoid of any principles that would contradict their worldview. That worldview, of course, is replete with a repugnant attitude for self destruction.

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Alluring All-Skyscape

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


ALMA Milky Way, Yuri Beletsky, et al., APOD


Post 2,342 Alluring All-Skyscape

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Oquirrh Mountains

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


Oquirrh Mountains sunset by Scott Stringham on 500px
Photograph Oquirrh Mountains sunset by Scott Stringham on 500px


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Impressionistic Dust

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


IC 4603: Reflection Nebula in Ophiuchius, Rolf Olsen, APOD


Post 2,340 Impressionistic Dust

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