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Posted by Misterbadexample On Oct - 17 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS
Planet Hospice at the United Solo Festival. Picture courtesy Lander Camarero

Let me explain. The rhetoric from mainstream climate groups (and many scientists) over the past few years has sounded something like this: ‘if we don’t seriously reduce our carbon dioxide levels, our grandchildren will be in big trouble by 2100’. With that deadline 84 years away, the tendency is to become complacent. But nearly all such assertions about a 2100 deadline are based on carbon dioxide concentrations alone.

Posted by Misterbadexample On Apr - 3 - 2016 3 COMMENTS
Death stalks Bushwick. A production still from Planet Hospice.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with me or my work, My name is Dan. I am the simple performance artist. I sing, I dance (kinda) and I tell the funny story. I’ve been writing plays since the 1970’s, and some 19 of them have been produced on some […]

Posted by pinkpantheroz On Aug - 12 - 2015 16 COMMENTS
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I was to be a Dad at a circus food stall with hyper kids wanting everything in sight. Behind me is my parked car and on taking a quick glance around, see to my unbelieving eyes, an Elephant smashing the back of it.

Posted by pinkpantheroz On Jun - 15 - 2015 3 COMMENTS
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IRA Conducts Daring Air Raid

I used to be a member of the Irish Aero Club, which operated out of Dublin Airport for many years. One day, in the early 1970’s in the middle of the ‘Troubles”, I was filing a flight plan for a local trip, when someone I had never met before came into the Club to retrieve his Cessna which had been serviced.

Categories: History, Speakers' Corner
Posted by James Michael Brodie On Jan - 18 - 2015 7 COMMENTS
WH Screening Room

With all of the hoopla surrounding the films screened in the Obama White House, I got curious about what the past presidents watched. What follows is by no means complete, but an interesting bit of history.

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Jan - 18 - 2015 10 COMMENTS
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The film is a truly great mixture of drama, resistance to the forces of politics, the adroit combination comedy, and love story, in a culinary battle for the utmost Michilin Star rating for an established French fine dining enterprise that is a mere 100 feet apart from a brand new (to the village) Indian restaraunt.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jan - 15 - 2015 6 COMMENTS
Oscars

This Year’s The Academy of Motion PIctures Arts and Sciences offered up what it believes to be its best. So For Your Consideration…….

Posted by Nirek On Jan - 1 - 2015 7 COMMENTS
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May the world experience PEACE!

May all people think about others and help those in need. I wish for love and peace to out pace and overrun war and discourse. I wish for cures for cancer and all the rest of deseases. Equality for women, and all minorities. That all people care about and love one another.The end of GREED!

Posted by pinkpantheroz On Dec - 21 - 2014 10 COMMENTS
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Fellow Planeteers, you greeted my article on my Dad with such kindness that I thought I would do something extra, which was to include my Mum. Here’s a wonderful video tribute to my Dad, shown on what would have been his 100th Birthday in 2000 on Irish Television. She is featured prominently, with all her stories!

Categories: Speakers' Corner, TV
Posted by Nirek On Nov - 25 - 2014 4 COMMENTS
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When the veterans who served their country are retired after 3 or more years of service, they are excellent possible employees for some business.

Posted by pinkpantheroz On Nov - 16 - 2014 42 COMMENTS
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My father was Noel Purcell, Actor, Comedian and Freeman of the City of Dublin. I do want to share the real man behind the Stage and Screen star, his pride in his work, his incredible humility for all his success but most of all, I want to show him as MY DAD!

Posted by Nirek On Nov - 8 - 2014 43 COMMENTS
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Test yourself. Can you think of other words in our (not hour) language that either are spelled the same but mean something else? Or spelled differently but pronounced the same?

Posted by sillylittleme On Oct - 28 - 2014 27 COMMENTS
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Martha Coakley reminds me of Hillary Clinton to the extent that she is clearly intelligent, cares about the issues, yet fails to connect to the citizenry.

Posted by pinkpantheroz On Sep - 23 - 2014 5 COMMENTS
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It is 50 years since the Civil rights Movement began to grow tall. But, 50 years later, despite Federal Laws, states are still denying voting rights to American Citizens and are even using underhand means to keep the minorities ‘in their place’.

Posted by Nirek On Jul - 18 - 2014 2 COMMENTS
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We decided to go from the Pacific ocean to the Atlantic ocean. It took us a week to hike 117 miles across the Isthmus of Panama. The Army used helicopters to support us. They flew in and dropped C rations and cases of Coke and fresh water for us.

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Jul - 17 - 2014 13 COMMENTS
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I had received this phone call three times before. At about one in the afternoon my phone rang. I wasn’t expecting anyone to call and I thought it might be just another telemarketer or maybe a wrong number. Looking back, I wish it had been one or the other. The […]

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