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Posted by whatsthatsound On Apr - 4 - 2011 41 COMMENTS

“That particular sense of sacred rapture men say they experience in contemplating nature- I’ve never received it from nature, only from. Buildings, Skyscrapers. I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline.”
– Ayn Rand

Posted by funksands On Apr - 4 - 2011 12 COMMENTS

I’m a big James Bradley fan.  The author of Flags of our Fathers and Flyboys hooked me with the first book, a loving examination of his father’s role as one of the participants in flag-raising at Iwo Jima that we are all familiar with.  The book was very interesting and obviously a […]

Posted by TheEmeraldProject On Apr - 1 - 2011 67 COMMENTS

A quick look at the ‘terms of service” for commenting on Huffington could give anyone the impression that they have landed in Wonderland as opposed to Dorothy’s Oz.

Posted by Marion On Mar - 31 - 2011 12 COMMENTS

Most of the Rightwing are confused over Libya. They don’t know how to respond to the way the President has responded. Let’s be honest: Gaddafi‘s not exactly your Hosni Mubarak. I mean, he doesn’t walk around in a tailored suit kitted out by Brooks Brothers. So whilst it’s funny to […]

Posted by Marion On Mar - 29 - 2011 38 COMMENTS

But they didn’t, did they? Some succumbed to Lee Atwater’s Southern Strategy; others became Reagan Democrats. Most watch Fox News now. Why?

Posted by coffeegod On Mar - 29 - 2011 7 COMMENTS
Court House Charlotte, North Carolina

The house she rented was in a neighborhood of starter homes in Charlotte, NC. She paid her bills and through no fault of her own, faced eviction because her lousy landlord didn’t pay his/her mortgage.

Posted by SequimBob2 On Mar - 29 - 2011 8 COMMENTS
2011-03-28 March Meander28_008

Much of what I’ve learned about politics I learned in the duck pond. Sounds strange, I know, but keep reading. So it’s a normal day at the duck pond… birds singing, dogs playing in the park behind me, blue sky overhead and snow-capped mountains in the background. In other words, […]

Posted by whatsthatsound On Mar - 28 - 2011 347 COMMENTS
rob zombie

Censorship? Surely there are few things more revealing of a reactionary mindset, some would hasten to assure me. Why, censorship can be identified with all the cruelest dictatorships, the most oppressive regimes, the most hardcore religious fundamentalists, etc. This is indeed true.

Posted by whatsthatsound On Mar - 24 - 2011 28 COMMENTS
dreamer's face

It has been two weeks now since Japan was hit by its worst crisis in over sixty years. Though eastern and northern Honshu are still experiencing aftershocks on a daily basis, and new concerns about food and water contamination, power shortages, and the ongoing repair problems at the nuclear power […]

Posted by Caru On Mar - 20 - 2011 6 COMMENTS

Another effect of Global Warming is Climate Change. Climate is defined as the set trends in weather patterns in an area over a long period of time. The increasing average surface temperature caused by global warming will have a ripple effect throughout this entire system, changing weather patterns drastically.

Posted by javaz On Mar - 19 - 2011 11 COMMENTS
The President of The United States

Yesterday my husband and I attended a spring training game – the Oakland A‘s vs the Chicago Cubs – down in Phoenix near the zoo. It is a tradition for us to attend a spring training game on St. Patrick’s Day, and since the rail has been developed in the […]

Posted by Kalima On Mar - 18 - 2011 20 COMMENTS

Thanks to AlphaBitch, a wonderful gift was sent to me through an email this week, it brought tears of joy to my eyes, it healed a gaping hole in my heart and soul, it has become a treasure to me, the kind words expressed will always remain with me, I […]

Posted by whatsthatsound On Mar - 18 - 2011 49 COMMENTS
Soldiering On - small

I have a friend in Sendai who is writing amazing things about her experience. This is the most inspiring thing I’ve read since this whole thing happened a week ago. I hope you agree. Dear Family and Friends, This letter is different from others I have been sending recently. It […]

Posted by ADONAI On Mar - 15 - 2011 52 COMMENTS

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so.  Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. Henry David Thoreau In this chapter I’d like to discuss how intent and perception plays a role in how we judge the actions of others. […]

Posted by 2ndClassCitizenPundit On Mar - 15 - 2011 18 COMMENTS
nuclear profit

(or How I Came to Prefer the Bomb)

With reports and hype currently abounding regarding Japanese nuclear plants endangered by recent (and continuing) earthquakes, perhaps it is time to take a look at the truth about the state of nuclear power in the world today.

Posted by Marion On Mar - 15 - 2011 33 COMMENTS
Sharp Stick in the Eye, Anyone?

Chickens have come home to roost, or rather buzzards picking over the carcass of the dead. One of the “founders” of Huffington Post has come back to blog.

Andrew Breitbart.

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