Life

 
God cursed my Soul before I was even born, you see. Millions of people, maybe billions, have it way worse than I, but that doesn’t make the profound, lifelong depression teamed with a failing body any less painful.

Sorry.

I will probably be posting a lot less in sync with the falling readership, as, quite frankly, I can’t see the point. I used to think that people liked this blog, but it has become apparent that that is simply not the case.

 

 

sk8car

I disagree with the copy embedded in the clip, but, still, this is a mighty fine clip.

What in the heck was going through mind of this driver?

SMH

 

 

Isabel Andrea Olivares Concha

October 24 at 11:41 PM

Valparaiso. This is dictatorship, this is horrible.

Here we go again. We didn’t learn anything from the likes of Augusto Pinochet, it would appear.

I swear this is more fuel for thoughts that our species was irrevocably damaged at the end of our last civilization and is having the most extreme difficulties in coping.

Our species may be doomed.

Let us live, let us be all that

 

 

BBC Earth

September 29 at 1:00 PM Video, Spy in the Snow: Giant petrel vs emperor penguin chicks, Duration: 1 minute, 55 seconds

These little chicks have an unlikely hero.

This is an awesome capture, is it not? Props to the camera crew. 🙂

I cannot fathom how some examples of Homo sapiens sapiens do not recognize this sort of behavior as intelligence. I mean, really? Maybe such individuals are capable only of seeing the group as a whole and as an amorphous mass and are, sadly, unable to look deeper and resolve the individuals within said group. Sad because they are missing out on so much.

 

 

med school day 1

And you’d better believe this is true.

I’ve had multiple doctors try this sh!t on me.

Beware. Be careful.

 

 

manitoba snow

Picture courtesy of Terry Fehr… this is out his front door near Glenboro, Manitoba.

Taken on 10/12/19 at around 10:41 AM.

Yikes.

 

 

G.T.350SR

 

G.T.350SR

 

G.T.350SR

 

G.T.350SR

 

G.T.350SR

Shelby G.T.350SR

My mind is warping out of control.

It’s because this Shelby is delicious and I’m not remembering an SR variant!

It does have a roll bar, pro instrumentation and a spectacularly beautiful, mega serious, competition grade engine… special order for the racing punters?

Is it my ever expanding mental illness?

Lord, that thing rocks!

I want one!

 

 

How to end a fight in 2 seconds

Aikidoflow
Apr 10, 2019

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This must give one such a sense of confidence and even power.

Wow.

 

 

eye jab

The Effectiveness of the Eye Jab – Lesson #0

Chad Von Dette
Jan 24, 2016

I edited this video down from the original length. I can’t verify whether these men are actually current/former military but that makes no difference. The eyes are the most vulnerable target to strike on anyone’s body.

Links: My website: www.chadvondette.com

I can not imagine how horrifically excruciating that would be.

 

 

Frog Riding Beetle

 

Frog Riding Beetle

 

Frog Riding Beetle

 

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Frog Riding Beetle

Photographer Captures World’s Tiniest Rodeo: Frog Riding A Beetle

Hendy Mp, a talented wildlife photographer based in Indonesia, has captured what is probably one of the weirdest spectacles we’ve ever seen – a tree frog going for a wild rodeo ride on the back of a giant horned wood-boring beetle. The tree frog is a Reinwardt’s Flying Frog, a threatened species that can glide down from trees with the skin between its fingers and toes.

The wild and adorable scene was captured not far from Mp’s home in Sambas, Indonesia. Mp is a fan of macro photography, and uses it to capture beautiful larger-than life photos of the many different beautiful insects, reptiles and amphibians native to Indonesia.

If you love having a close-up look at the tiny world of frigs, lizards and insects, then you’ll definitely love these photos by Vyacheslav Mishchenko and Miki Asai as well.

More info: 500px | Facebook | Twitter (h/t: dailymail)

Source

This is just a thing of pure joy.

 

 

notre dameMy heart breaks

…Notre Dame was where my heart anchored

…from earliest memory I stared at photos of it .. finally got there at age 17 .. climbed the bell tower first thing to stand amid such history .. plus I sort of believed that the hunchback’s spirit really lingered there .. ha .. I sat in her sacred womb too many times to count

…I went as a child (17) as a young woman (20) ..pregnant with my first child (23) with my first child (25)

…we went often to let her play in the sand box .. just beneath the right Window … a tiny bucket /shovel/ bottle of water .. joy .. it was magical

…with my twin sons .. who played in sand square in front of the beautiful doors

…Last year Sept/Oct 2018

…too many visits to count .. but each etched in my soul

…There I first heard my Soul’s Tone / realized it’s hue .. A deserted afternoon .. I sat in the Great Vault

…my child sleeping deeply across my lap

…as I meditated I heard a tone .. much prettier than I had ever imagined .. slowly I became aware it was my Soul Sounding Forth .. It was a tapestry of Blue and Gold

…Across the expanse sounded another Soul .. praying in a corner with great emotion .. Rose hued his soul

….I heard “No mater where you go in thw world look for me. I am in the eyes of an ancient woman .. in the face of a young man .. in the the laughter of a baby …. just look for Me .. and I Am there.”

Good night sweet Paris .. Good bye Our Lady .. known to Joan of Arc and St Genevieve .. and All who took the time to connect with The Divine

…there.

kmr .. 4/15/19

The End of An Aeon ..

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So sweet. So lovely.

Katherine Rose is a dear friend of mine who appeared at just the rigt time.

Peace

Be well

 

 

When Whales Ate Sloths

Ben G Thomas
Jun 16, 2019

At one point in the evolution of whales, certain prehistoric Sperm Whales became macroraptorials – hunting down all sorts of large prey including marine sloths. Nature’s Compendium YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCLoa… Instagram: www.instagram.com/naturescomp… Join our Discord server: discord.gg/3KgpG8J Subscribe to our subreddit: www.reddit.com/r/BenGThomas

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Gosh.

I think that, for us, it is a fine thing that the whales grew themselves out of this phase. That is way too many massive teeth aimed at biting your body.

 

 

Mysterious Woman Found Alone on an Island

Vintage Files
Sep 23, 2019

In 1853, a mysterious native American woman was found on an island at the coast of California. What makes it strange is that she was all alone by herself and even today nobody knows how she ended up there or what her true name is, she is now just referred to “Juana Maria.“

Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/b… Images and video clips used in this video are under fair use

This is a pretty cool story. Worth a peek, eh?

 

 

Peter Green & Friends – Help Me Make It Through The Night – Frome Cheese & Grain 30th May 2010

teeque1
Jun 6, 2010

Peter Green & Friends – Help Me Make It Through The Night – Frome Cheese & Grain, 30th May 2010

Lovely performance, as always,

Sound is a lil bit muddy.

 

 

Incredibly simple tip to prevent birds flying into window

Alex Sally
Sep 20, 2017

Please share this with a birdlover you know. It is often said that between 100 million and a billion birds die in the US each year after striking windows , in the UK the British Trust for Ornithology estimated a few years ago that 100 million birds hit windows each year. I have tried all the usual ways of trying to stop the birds hitting the windows including sticking hawk shapes in the window, which just don’t work. Eventually I came up with this really cheap and simple solution.

Please share this with someone you know who loves birds.

Alex

The gap is probably less than 4″ , probably 3 ” and the pen I used is like this (but any white “write on glass” pen will do). Make sure it is white as I think part of the reason it works is by triggering bird’s fear of flying into cobwebs. www.amazon.co.uk/Posca-Marker…

If you are interested in filming birds and wildlife you might like this guide I wrote on filming wildlife. www.amazon.co.uk/Make-better-v…

thank you
Alex

This is excellent! If birds have hit your windows, please do this!

Thanks in advance

 

 

The incredible ibex defies gravity and climbs a dam | Forces of Nature with Brian Cox – BBC

BBC
Jul 12, 2016

The spectacular sight of mountain goats defying gravity on a vertical dam wall in Italy, and all because they are have a craving for some of Earth’s elements essential to life. Professor Brian Cox combines some of the most spectacular sights on Earth with our deepest understanding of the universe to reveal how the planet’s beauty is created by just a handful of forces.

Forces of Nature with Brian Cox | Series 1 Episode 3 | BBC #ForcesofNaturewithBrianCox #MountainGoats

In a word … stunning!

Mother Nature can do just about anything.

 

 

dragonfly

As a boy and even as a young man, I used to be terrified of these creatures.

Race memory from when they were three feet across?

Or not.

 

 

yi qi

The Yi Qi

Art by Emily A. Willoughby

Yi qi – May 2015

Medium: Gouache & digital composite
Time taken: 20 hours
Published in: Wikipedia
High resolution: Purchase print

2-day gouache painting of Yi qi, the bizarre new membrane-winged scansoriopterygid. I wanted to see what the membrane would look like attaching further down on the body than in nearly every depiction I’ve seen so far, which show it attaching on the flank or at the armpit. I can’t get behind a leg-attachment point for this critter; it makes more sense to me that a long-legged animal would want its legs free and flexible. If a sprawling mobile hip-joint can be established for scansors, I’d potentially change my stance on that. Anyway, here’s a semi-new interpretation amidst a flood of recent restorations.

I’m definitely not convinced of powered flight for this critter, so here it is in an extended leap onto a log in pursuit of a Tiaojishan archisargid fly, Calosarugus.

Awesome! Loving it. =D

 

 

musical universe

Music is a natural phenomenon. It is encoded into our genetic makeup. It has been both enjoyed as art and used as a tool by our species for hundreds of thousands of millennia.

Peace

Be well

 

 

plesiosaur

A Drawing from Captain Marvin McCamis’ description of an unidentified animal he reported seeing from inside the “Alvin” Mini-Submarine in the Atlantic Ocean. The sighting was reported to have occurred while he was inspecting submarine cables on July 20, 1965.

Wow! Look at that!

Now … what does that critter look like to you, eh? Yeah! A plesiosaur!

And it’s twice the length of the sub!

Too cool. Way too cool.

Here are Karl’s thoughts…

Karl Shuker Here’s what I wrote about it in my 2016 book Still In Search Of Prehistoric Survivors:

“Yet another very valuable sighting of a long-neck seen in full while underwater took place in or around July 1965 (not 1969, as erroneously stated in some publications and websites). This was when the U.S. research submarine Alvin, captained by Bill Rainnie and piloted by Marvin McCamis, was submerged at a depth of almost 1 mile in the Tongue of the Ocean off the Bahamas, surveying the underwater listening array Artemis. Suddenly, they spied an extraordinary creature, which possessed a long neck, a somewhat snake-like head, and two sets of flippers that propelled its thick body. Before the submarine’s cameras could be activated, however, the creature swiftly ascended, swam away, and was not seen by them again. Nevertheless, in this particular case the sighting was duly entered into the craft’s log, and both men not only were experienced submarine observers, with hundreds of dives to their credit, but also went on to receive a number of commendations for expertise and bravery in their field, thus cementing their status as persons whose word could be trusted as being reliable and credible.

Moreover, American cryptozoologist Scott Mardis corresponded with McCamis regarding this remarkable sighting (which is how its correct year was confirmed) prior to McCamis’s death in 2004, and sent him a number of illustrations, including plesiosaur reconstructions. In reply, McCamis stated that these resembled the mystery beast that he and Rainnie had seen on that eventful occasion back in 1965. Having observed this creature in its entirety underwater (as opposed to a mere head-and-neck surface sighting), and as their description of its morphology is undeniably very reminiscent of a plesiosaur, their report remains one of the most compelling ones in favour of the reality of a marine cryptid potentially allied to such creatures.”

Scott Mardis Karl Shuker All true. McCamis even sent me a Christmas card.

Also in the comments, Scott Mardis posted this graphic:

elasmosaur info

Peace

Be well

 

 

CT Democrats’ grocery tax fire still a smoldering mess

Attention, CT grocery shoppers.

A few weeks ago I told you about a grocery tax hidden in the Democrat-approved state budget.

While CT Democrats are continuing to both deny the tax existed and claim to have “fixed” it, here’s what you need to know…

My recent op-ed as it appeared in the Hartford Courant.

Reading through my emails the other day, I had to do a double take.

“Democrats Stop the Grocery Tax, Again.”

That was the subject line of multiple emails I received from Democrat lawmakers.

These emails came just a day after Democrats said the grocery tax was never real, and simply invented by “Republican misinformation,” and a week after Gov. Ned Lamont said Democrats needed the money from a grocery tax to balance their budget.

When it comes to the state’s new food taxes, Democrats started the fire. Now they are trying to take credit for putting it out. 

The reality is they didn’t even bring water buckets to their smoldering mess. They just shouted for help and waited for someone else to try to fix it.

The “fix” came in the form of Gov. Lamont forcing his Department of Revenue Services Commissioner to “reinterpret” the law and issue an alternative “defensible” reading. It’s nowhere near a permanent solution. In fact, it still requires higher taxes on many items at grocery stores and markets, showing how disingenuous the Democrats’ initial labeling of this as merely a “restaurant tax” really was. The language of the law remains unchanged and still puts taxpayers in danger of seeing the sales tax expanded to many more grocery store items in the future.

The only way to fix the law is to change the language and pass a new statute. But Democrats refuse, because either they can’t admit they made a mistake, or at some point when the public isn’t looking, they plan to enforce the existing language, tax groceries and hide behind the language of the law.
There’s a pattern to the hypocrisy of Connecticut Democrats. They create problems, deny responsibility then try to swoop in to save the day with inadequate fixes that only leave people more vulnerable in the future.

The grocery tax is a prime example.

The budget passed by Democrats had a tax on many food items never taxed before when sold in grocery stores. That was the conclusion of the DRS, an executive branch office also run by Democrats, after reading the budget objectively.

When the DRS guidance detailing which items would be subject to the grocery tax was released, not one Democrat leader or rank-and-file lawmaker said a word about the DRS conclusion. If DRS truly misinterpreted their intent, why not sound the alarm as soon as they read the DRS guidance? Silence is a clear admission that the Democrats’ true intent was always to tax these items.

It was only after Republicans raised concerns about this tax, followed by media attention and public outcry, that some Democrats started to weigh in and backpedal. The governor’s initial response was that we needed the grocery tax money and it was really about fairness — clearly this was what Democrats intended the tax to be.

But slowly, Gov. Lamont and Democrat lawmakers shifted gears. In a pathetic effort to disassociate themselves with the tax, Democrats threw the DRS commissioner and his staff under the bus and made them the scapegoat for the Democrat budget.

The Democrats, who claim to be the protectors of all that is good, used bully tactics to force the DRS commissioner to revise his fair reading of the statute. Even with all of the bullying, the commissioner held to his strongly rooted principals the best he could, refusing to concede to the Democrats accusatory attacks and instead offering an alternative, “defensible” interpretation of the law. In other words, in the future, groceries could still be taxed.

In the same budget, Democrats required the Department of Social Services to cut $5.3 million from nursing homes. As instructed by Democrat lawmakers, DSS implemented that policy. But as soon as those cuts faced public outcry, Democrats blamed DSS and demanded the agency disregard the law Democrats themselves authored and instead delay the cuts. A delay does not resolve the problem. Yet even as it stands today, Republicans are the only ones who have called for legislative action to correct it. Democrats have refused.

The hypocritical nature of what Connecticut Democrats say versus what they do stems from putting politics and power before people.

Connecticut residents are not fooled.

Taxpayers will remember.

Sent by:
State Senator Len Fasano
300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 1-800-842-1421

Democrats are quite possibly non-human. They are most certainly sociopaths and are often psychopathic, as well.

Democrats — need burning at the stake.

 

 

Sorry it’s been going offline so much. The site is huge, almost 24GB and the Vaultpress has difficulty keeping up.

I can’t afford the nice server any more as no one’s ever helped out.

So, it will probably continue. No one visits any more either. About 90% of traffic is gone.

Maybe its time to stop.

I hope to be a corpse, soon, anyway.

Life sucks.

And then you die.