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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Serenity in the Sky with Galaxies

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


Alex Tudorica (AIfA, U. Bonn), APOD


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Monday, September 15, 2014

Quaint Beauty

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


Quebec Urbain by Jimmy Philogene on 500px
Photograph Quebec Urbain by Jimmy Philogene on 500px


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Grace Kelly

Rule #5: Pretty Woman


Grace Kelly, relaxes beach side, 1955 (by Howell Conant) via HistoryInPics


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Miniature Mountains

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


62 Kilometers above Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ESA, et al., APOD


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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Down by the Riverside

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


Riverside by Bernd C. Schmid on 500px
Photograph Riverside by Bernd C. Schmid on 500px


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Impressionism in the Sky with Pixels

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


Median Mashup: Hubble's Top 100, Michael West, APOD


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Friday, September 12, 2014

DuBois Park

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


Salt Life by Mike Poole on 500px
Photograph Salt Life by Mike Poole on 500px


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“… I was a Flower of the mountain yes …”

Rule #5: Pretty Woman


Untitled by Alireza Shafiei on 500px
Photograph Untitled by Alireza Shafiei on 500px


Post 2,397 … I was a Flower of the mountain yes …

Other than that …

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...
English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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“Al-Qaeda is resurging, Iraq is disintegrating, and now we may look to Iran to help us stop it. Iran. A terrorist regime responsible for thousands of deaths of Americans. What could possibly go wrong?”
—  JUSTIN KOSKI — JUNE 24, 2014 (westernjournalism.com)


Help. Will sombody please explain to me why any American citizen would support this anti-American President? Please. I really, really need to know.

WTF is it that they like about this POS?

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Pastel in the Sky with X-rays

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


Supernova Remnant Puppis A, NASA, et al., APOD


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

St. John's, Newfoundland

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


Colorful houses in St. John's by Elena Elisseeva on 500pxPhotograph Colorful houses in St. John's by Elena Elisseeva on 500px

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Golden Hair

Rule #5: Pretty Woman


Goldhair by Robin Schmidt on 500px


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Mount Rainier National Park

Rule #6: Everybody loves a spectacular view!


Mt Rainier Paradise Park by Jean-Jacques Thebault on 500px
Photograph Mt Rainier Paradise Park by Jean-Jacques Thebault on 500px


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Tatooed Suspect Is Positively Identified

The hell you say!


Rule #1: Get'm outta the gene pool!


Shawn Lee Canfield, 25, was positively identified by the teller.
Related source » Merced PD: Cash Falls Out of Bank Robbery Suspect's Pants
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“FRESNO, Calif. -- A man was arrested on suspicion of robbing a bank in Merced Saturday afternoon.

Merced police say Shawn Lee Canfield, 25, walked into the Chase Bank inside the Raley's grocery store on G Street and Yosemite Avenue around 1:40 p.m. and handed the teller a card demanding cash. Authorities say the teller handed over $2,748, and the suspect took off.

Officers say they were responding to the scene and caught up with Canfield near G Street and El Portal Drive [half a mile away] as he was trying to shove money down his pants. The teller was taken to that location and positively identified him as the suspect.”
— Saturday, September 06, 2014 (abc7chicago.com)


Stupid is for-evah

This is just the latest anecdote in a decades-long dissolution of our societal moral fiber. The "stupidity" of people is actually an ignorance of real-world personal accountability. The latter is likely due to the virtual absence of traditional father-figure input during the "upbringing" of our coddled children. The absence or muffling of mature-male guidance is likely to be a major contributor to the observed dumbing-down of our society.

And, in a larger sense, that mature-male guidance, which traditionally infused adolescents with some semblance of personal accountability, has (by it's absence) perverted traditional liberal values. As the Maverick Philosopher points out:
One of the ironies of the present day is that we conservatives are the 'new liberals', 'liberal' being used in the good, old-fashioned sense to mean a person who champions toleration. [...] Toleration is a value because truth is a value. A toleration worth wanting and having is therefore not to be confused with indifference towards truth, or relativism about truth. The great Leszek Kolakowski makes this point very well:
It is important to notice, however, that when tolerance is enjoined upon us nowadays, it is often in the sense of indifference: we are asked, in effect, to refrain from expressing -- or indeed holding -- any opinion, and sometimes even to condone every conceivable type of behaviour or opinion in others. This kind of tolerance is something entirely different, and demanding it is part of our hedonistic culture, in which nothing really matters to us; it is a philosophy of life without responsibility and without beliefs. It is encouraged by a variety of philosophies in fashion today, which teach us there is no such thing as truth in the traditional sense, and therefore that when we persist in our beliefs, even if we do so without aggression, we are ipso facto sinning against tolerance. This is nonsense, and harmful nonsense. Contempt for truth harms our civilization no less than fanatical insistence on [what one takes to be] the truth. In addition, an indifferent majority clears the way for fanatics, of whom there will always be plenty around. Our civilization encourages the belief that everything should be just fun and games -- as indeed it is in the infantile philosophies of the so-called 'New Age'. Their content is impossible to describe, for they mean anything one wants them to; that is what they are for. We have the right to stand by our beliefs.

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Big Moon Rising

Bad Moon Rising: Creedence Clearwater Revival


Rule #3: Cosmological Art


Full Moon Silhouettes, Video Credit and Copyright: Mark Gee;
Music: Tenderness (Dan Phillipson), APOD



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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hawaiian Moonbow

Rule #3: Cosmological Art


Moonbow Beach, Rogelio Bernal Andreo, APOD


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