Stunning Photos…

Magnificent.

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My thanks to J & G for sending these:

Ladybug in the morning dew!

Cloud: What An Incredible Picture!!

Rain – view from an airplane

One in a million!

The “Tsunami of Clouds”!

A magical place in Austria – Grer See

A rare and wonderful atmospheric phenomenon

“Fire Rainbow”

This optical effect in the atmosphere

is only manifested with the appearance

of a horizontal rainbow

localized on a background of light

where high cirrus clouds are located

Waterfall Rainbow was created by the

refraction of light in water droplets.

Morskoi sand under a microscope

with a 300-fold increase.

Rhodochrosite – Beautiful Shii mineral,

also known as “The Rose of the Inca”.

The view from the height of 8000 meters.

Splash – from a stone thrown into the water

in front of a sunset.

In rare cases, you can see a completely circular rainbow

(known as a 360) from the plane.

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Thursday – A Little Personal – Fur Kids in Exile

John explaining to his animals about being an evacuee.

Fiction Favorites

Stella

“Okay, John. Let’s chat.”

“Alright, Stella. What do you want to talk about?”

“Being a refugee.”

“We are not refugees. We are evacuees.”

Stella

“A rose by any other name is still a rose.”

“Okay, I’ll admit this is not ideal. We are better off than a lot of the Harvey Hurricane victims”

Stella

“Just look at you earlier. Sound asleep on your IPad.”

“Yeah and look at the covered couch.”

Lucy

“Lucy looks content.”

“Feed her and she’d be content on an iceberg.”

Bailey

“And look at Bailey. She is on the couch too.”

“The same covered couch.”

Lucy

“You know Boss this isn’t home.”

“I know, Lucy but home has no electricity, water, or sewer.”

“Well if we are all there that wouldn’t matter.”

“Yes, but isn’t it better to be comfortable? We are all here.”

Bailey

“I guess pop.”

“Thank you, Bailey. I knew I could count on you to be logical.”

“When we heading…

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The US House’s Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi Condemns Antifa For Its Acts Of Violence

More about the danger of Antifa.

Gronda Morin

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The US House’s Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has taken a hard stance against those who claim to be part of this DisruptJ20/ “antifa” for their acts of violence during protests.

Here’s the rest of the story...

On August 30, 2017, David Weigel of the Washington Post Penned the following report, “Pelosi condemns ‘violent actions’ of antifa protesters.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi condemned the “violent actions of people calling themselves antifa” after violence led to arrests at Bay Area protests, in the strongest criticism of left-wing protesters that any Democratic leader has made.

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“Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts,” Pelosi said in a statement released late Tuesday. “The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.”

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Antifa Can’t Comptete With White Hate Groups In Numbers, Power, Guns, And Levels Of Violence

What we need to understand.

Gronda Morin

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While the name of “antifa” which means ant-facsists dates back to past fascist regimes, as early as the 1920s, this current “antifa” group does not date back to olden days but it is a recent phenomenon starting in 2016. Based on my research, the name of “antifa” has come into vogue where it is frequently used versus rarely mentioned after the August 2017 Charlottesville, VA. events where a White nationalist rally turned violent. It is my premise that this group Disrupt J20  and those who joined them, are those that the police and media have been blaming for the US presidential inauguration day’s violence. Over time this group DisruptJ20 and those who joined up have been morphed into the name “antifa.”

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Here’s a link to the Disrupt J20 (DisruptJ20 – Protest theInauguration of Donald Trump | #DisruptJ20) regarding their plans for the 2017 presidential inauguration. Of the 55+…

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Dear Republicans, The “Black Lives Matter” Movement Is Not A Hate Group

This looks and sounds suspiciously like the fake proof drummed up against Our Lord in the New Testament before he was put to death. Someone is afraid of losing power. You can bet on it.

Gronda Morin

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It seems that those supporting White nationalists / racists have been working overtime to create a bogeyman as a counter to all the hate groups associated with the right. There has been a real concerted effort to tag the Black Lives Movement as a hate group. Again, no matter how hard they work at this and how many times, their pundits make this claim, it does not make it true.

Here is the rest of the story…

On August 18, 2017, Economist published the following commentary, “The misplaced arguments against Black Lives Matter.”

“ON AUGUST 15th Donald Trump repeated his belief that “both sides” were to blame for the violence on August 12th at a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead. David Duke, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, thanked him for “condemn[ing] the leftist terrorists in BLM,” referring…

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General Mattis Freezes President’s Military Transgender Ban

Expect lawsuits. Ours isn’t a dictatorship.

Gronda Morin

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It is comforting to know that there is an institution where”we the people” can still place some modicum of trust in, like the US military. The republican President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser has publicly announced a freeze on the president’s ban regarding transgender individuals being allowed to serve the military.

Here’s the rest of the story…

On August 29, 2017, Dan Lamothe of the Washington Post penned the following report, “Transgender ban frozen as Mattis moves forward with new review of options.”

Excerpts:

“Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced Tuesday that he is freezing the implementation of President Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military, saying that he will first establish a panel of experts to provide advice and recommendations on how to carry out Trump’s directive.”

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“The Pentagon confirmed the move in a statement attributed to Mattis, saying that he will first develop…

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Good People Doing Good Things — Hidden Heroes

How heroes have come forth from many places, some traveling for miles, just to help.

Filosofa's Word

What makes a hero? A hero “is a person who performs extraordinary deeds for the benefit of others.”

“When something bad happens we have three choices – we let it define us, we let it destroy us or we let it strengthen us.” – Actor Frank Langella in the aftermath of the 2016 Orlando Pulse shootings

Tragedies and disasters bring out either the best or the worst in people.  I prefer to focus on those ‘hidden heroes’ who find their courage in the aftermath of a tragedy, courage that they may not have even realized they possessed, and use their inner resources to help others.  This week seemed an appropriate time, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, to focus on such people.


The Medicine Baba

Omkar Nath Sharma is a retired blood bank technician from Kailash Hospital in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. On 19 October 2008, an under-construction Delhi…

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