…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
kmr .. 4/15/19
The End of An Aeon ..
So sweet. So lovely.
Katherine Rose is a dear friend of mine who appeared at just the rigt time.
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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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
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)
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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
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
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.
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…
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
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.
In a word … stunning!
Mother Nature can do just about anything.
If I am not sleeping, I either wish I was sleeping,
I wish I was dead.
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
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.”
Also in the comments, Scott Mardis posted this graphic:
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.
State Senator Len Fasano
300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
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.
And then you die.
This is a most wonderful expression of love.
Dogs are smart. Dogs love.
We don’t deserve dogs.
Peace. Be well.
Audio Animals Ltd.
Video, Bird Song, Duration: 39 seconds, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 6:51 AM
www.audioanimals.co.uk – mixing and mastering services
Birds are the most indefatigable of creatures. Smart as a whip. And now to see this again, it’s truly fascinating.
Peace. Be well.
Robert Doisneau, L’Aeroplane de Papa (1934)
Robert Doisneau was a French photographer. In the 1930s he made photographs on the streets of Paris. He was a champion of humanist photography and with Henri Cartier-Bresson a pioneer of photojournalism. Wikipedia (eww)
Hey, now there’s a cool dad, eh.
A red panda decisively shows this rocky intruder that it is not to be trifled with.
And the stone lays low.
Video: ‘Dragon-like lake monster’ spotted in a Chinese river
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Published on Sep 13, 2019
A ‘Dragon-like lake monster’ has sparked curiosity after it was spotted swimming in a Chinese river.
‘River Monster’ Filmed in China just below the murky surface of the Yangtze River
UFOmania – The truth is out there
Published on Sep 14, 2019
A strange serpentine creature has been filmed making its way down Asia’s longest river – and viewers are split over what it could be. The bizarre footage shows the sea monster slithering just below the murky surface of the Yangtze River in Yichang City, in central China’s Hubei Province.
Cool, eh? Diggin’ it.
Could easily be a critter. Could easily be a log, too. But the folks sound excited in the few seconds of audio we get. The shortness of the clip is a red flag but, hey, who knows.
This, folks, is an exceptionally exciting image.
It was captured by my friend, full-time cryptozoologist Katy Elizabeth, on the sonar unit in her research vessel “Kelpie.”
That shape is undeniably suggestive of an aquatic animal. It’s rather sizeable, as well. It is, after all is said and done, a mighty fine shape to these old eyes.
I am sure there will be more of these. It is terribly unfortunate for our collective, vision-based minds that the waters of Lake Champlain are murky with dense plant life, as it makes photography a serious challenge.
I am digging the apparent resolution on her sonar gizmo, though. It is mighty good.
Visit Champ Search, eh.
The photography issue is a cultural “big one,” for some, but it’s just going to have to be … we shall proceed like modern astronomers … who use wacky wavelengths, occultations and spectrometrics to capture their prey … hey, man, we can watch our prey up close in real time, eh, what! Ha! Haha!
In a measurement taken on Wednesday, NASA’s Curiosity rover discovered startlingly high amounts of methane in the Martian air, a gas that on Earth is usually produced by living things. The data arrived back on Earth on Thursday, and by Friday, scientists working on the mission were excitedly discussing the news, which has not yet been announced by NASA.
Methane has been detected by multiple craft on or at Mars multiple times. The speculation is it could be coming from life under the Martian soil, volcanoes or the rover itself. Methane does not last long in the atmosphere, so any that is detected has been released into the atmosphere relatively recently.
This is pretty old now, June 22, eh, but it was apparently a big one and noteworthily so.
All I know is that I am really digging the phrase, “startlingly high amounts.” Startling! Yes, sirree, I like that a lot.
Horse Eats Chicken
Published on Aug 20, 2014
Has anybody seen this before ?
Well, I was gonna say I hadn’t, but I seem to remember seeing another utoob clip showing a horse do this. Was a ways back in time.
Here are some nasty great bigguns you probably wouldn’t want to encounter.
Unless, of course, you are into being someone’s meal for the night.