The Biggest Pile of Bologna That’s Ever Been Served…

What a bunch of crap this is. The bold-faced lies some people tell. We have been through this all before because of these same kind of Republican policy’s. They’re feeding you the same line of bull they did in the thirty’s, the last time they crashed the markets and ran this country in the ground.

Adios Austerity! E.U. Admits Right Wing Policy Of Punishing The Poor Has Failed (VIDEO)

To the surprise of exactly no one to the Left of Grover Norquist, austerity as a sole remedy to recession has utterly failed. It’s not exactly an untested theory. We tried it here almost a century ago and it dropped us right into the Great Depression. That didn’t stop various countries in the European Union from trying it anyway. Two years later and the E.U. is still languishing behind even the United States’ anemic recovery. Continue…

11 YRS OLD EXPOSES MONSANTO

Even in this whacked out world of lies and propaganda an 11-year-old can see how Monsanto is destroying our earth, food, and family farms. It’s nice to see these young people so informed and speaking out. Keep it up kids you are the best hope the world has for a better, cleaner future. But first we must get it out of the hands of these greedy corporate thugsters.

We the People, Not We the Corporations

MOVE TO AMEND

We the People, Not We the Corporations

On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled once again that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule. We Move to Amend.

ACT: The new threat to the net

ACTA – a global treaty – could allow corporations to censor the Internet. Negotiated in secret by a small number of rich countries and corporate powers, it would set up a shadowy new anti-counterfeiting body to allow private interests to police everything that we do online and impose massive penalties — even prison sentences — against people they say have harmed their business.

Europe is deciding right now whether to ratify ACTA — and without them, this global attack on Internet freedom will collapse. We know they have opposed ACTA before, but some members of Parliament are wavering — let’s give them the push they need to reject the treaty. Sign the petition — we’ll do a spectacular delivery in Brussels when we reach 500,000 signatures.

It’s outrageous — governments of four fifths of the world’s people were excluded from the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiations and unelected bureaucrats have worked closely with corporate lobbyists to craft new rules and a dangerously powerful enforcement regime. ACTA would initially cover the US, EU and 9 other countries, then be rolled out across the world. But if we can get the EU to say no now, the treaty will lose momentum and could stall for good.

The oppressively strict regulations could mean people everywhere are punished for simple acts such as sharing a newspaper article or uploading a video of a party where copyrighted music is played. Sold as a trade agreement to protect copyrights, ACTA could also ban lifesaving generic drugs and threaten local farmers’ access to the seeds they need. And, amazingly, the ACTA committee will have carte blanche to change its own rules and sanctions with no democratic scrutiny.

Big corporate interests are pushing hard for this, but the EU Parliament stands in the way. Let’s send a loud call to Parliamentarians to face down the lobbies and stand firm for Internet freedom. Sign now and send to everyone you know.

Last week, we saw the strength of our collective power when millions of us joined forces to stop the US from passing an Internet censorship law that would have struck at the heart of the Internet. We also showed the world how powerful our voices can be. Let’s raise them again to tackle this new threat.

One Smart Student

I have been in education for 27 years and this student answered the questions with common (and in a literal) sense. You have to admit the answers are in line with the questions. This quiz came from the internet and its origin is unknown to me, but I had to share it with our blog follower’s. It made me laugh and hope it does the same for you.

STUDENT WHO OBTAINED 0% ON AN EXAM

I would have given him 100%

Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?

* his last battle

Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?

*at the bottom of the page

Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?

* liquid

Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?

* marriage

Q5. What is the main reason for failure?

* exams

Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?

* Lunch & dinner

Q7. What looks like half an apple?

* The other half

Q8. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?

* It will simply become wet

Q9. How can a man go eight days without sleeping ?

* No problem, he sleeps at night.

Q10. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?

* You will never find an elephant that has only one hand..

Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three
oranges in other hand, what would you have ?

* Very large hands

Q12. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to
build it?

*No time at all, the wall is already built.

Q13. How can u drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?

*Any way you want, concrete is very hard to crack.

17-Mile Drive

Really, you can trademark a tree?

While a friend was visiting this summer we took a drive down the coast and experienced the 17-mile loop. As a non-resident of Pebble Beach you have to pay a toll to use the road to drive through the gated community to get to the coast. Along this drive you will see The Lone Cypress. The Lone Cypress tree is over 200 years old and because its one of the most famous trees in the world, it is also the official symbol of Pebble Beach. The tree, which sits on a rock, has supporting cables around it to keep it from falling. In 1990 the Monterey Journal reported that Pebble Beach’s lawyer, Kerry C. Smith, said “The image of the tree has been trademarked by us,” and this is intended to control any display of the cypress for commercial purposes. The corporation had warned photographers that “they cannot even use existing pictures of the tree for commercial purposes. Other legal commentators have questioned the Pebble Beach Corporation‘s ability to invoke intellectual property laws to restrict others’ use of such images. Like the community, most of the 17-Mile Drive is owned and operated by the Pebble Beach Corporation.

Pebble Beach residence

My connection to the earth is reinforced through the rhythm of the waves. ~ Mike Dolan

Fanshell Overlook

The pure white sand of the beach below is irresistible to harbor seals, which each spring return to bear their young. Closed during the harbor seal pupping season from April 1 to June 1.

A mom’s watchful eye.

In California, harbor seal pups are born between February and April and weigh about 20 to 24 pounds at birth. If born prematurely, harbor seals retain a whitish lanugo coat (which is usually lost before birth). A pup can swim at birth and will sometimes ride on its mother’s back when tired. Pups make a bleating noise that sounds like “maaaa.” After about four weeks, the pups are weaned. Adult females usually mate and give birth every year. They may live 25 to 30 years.

Pacific harbor seals have spotted coats in a variety of shades from white or silver-gray to black or dark brown. They reach five to six feet (1.7-1.9 m) in length and weigh up to 300 pounds (140 kg). Males are slightly larger than females. They are true or crawling seals, having no external ear flaps. True seals have small flippers and must move on land by flopping along on their bellies. In San Francisco Bay, many harbor seals are fully or partially reddish in color. This may be caused by an accumulation of trace elements such as iron or selenium in the ocean or a change in the hair follicle.

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” William S. Burroughs

I am a perfect expression of freedom, here and now. ~ Jonathan Livingston Seagull

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” Baba Ram Dass

Yellow

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.
Alice Walker

The weather could have been a little nicer for us so things would have looked a bit prettier. When the sun is out and the skies are blue the water here is such a beautiful turquoise color. Unfortunately that was not meant to be for us this day as you can see by the pictures it stayed a gray and foggy kind of day.

“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

My dog Macs thinks going to the beach is the best and always puts a big smile on his face.

June 24, 2011

Frame USA – Made in America

Hey everyone! If you’re looking to buy frames for all those pictures you have lying around collecting cyber dust, why not buy one made here in America by American workers. These guys will even customize the size and ship anywhere in the US. I think the company is located in Cincinnati, OH. I have ordered many frames from them and have always gotten really great service and products. FRAME USA