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Happy Valentine’s Day !

14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day !

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

 

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St. Valentine backstage

According to Wikipedia, Valentine’s Day is not a public holiday in any country.

Of course not – Love is private!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

-Cupid

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Snow-globes

5 Feb

Snow-globes

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Snowglobes!

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No matter how you shake it, some of the flakes always end up in the same place.

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View from Inside

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View from Outside

MLK’s Birthday!

15 Jan

MLK’s Birthday!

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Happy Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday!

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National Park now – how cool is that?

(It is a Federal Holiday and this year it is on the 15th- his actual birthday)

MLK:  Civil Rights Act, Congress, Presidents – whew!

They managed to squeeze one out.

Lots of words, people still trying to mangle it, but it worked.

MLK was the leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.

I don’t see it as a bunch of laws that are supposed to do everything for everybody.

It’s about Black Americans.   Especially about the ones who have been here building the country longer than most white people.

It does, however, include everybody.

Credit deserved where the credit’s due.

 

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Statue in England

How many American leaders have this level of international recognition?

And he got us a day off!!!!

Not bad.

 

-nhd

 

Happy New Year !

1 Jan

Happy New Year !

Monday, January 1, 2018

 

Happy New Year to You!

-nhd, et. al.

Happy Veterans Day, 2017 !

11 Nov

Happy Veterans Day, 2017 !

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

     We were going to attempt another explanation of this holiday but am holding out on the hope that most people can figure it out themselves.

Thank You Veterans.

and:

Happy Veterans Day !

-GM, S.Lee, F.Rico and Nhd

p.s.

Stars and Stripes Binding

Low cost computing is speeding up the understanding of the behavior of the Stars and Stripes

 

(go to Denver for SC17 now!)

Scarbage

9 Jul

Scarbage

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

     Scarbage is the evolved state of garbage left unattended. It leaves a scar after it is cleaned up, like a wound.  It is permanent.  It is vulnerable to infection.  It can be contagious.

It is a combination of social, biological, chemical and physical processes.

Although many of the components in the creation of scarbage have been identified, the processes involved are complex and not yet completely understood.  There is debate among the scientific community over whether or not scarbage is self-aware.

The major components required for scarbage to synthesize are usually a combination of:

  1. Anti-social behavior
  2. Debris
  3. Air
  4. Ignorance
  5. Unsanitary conditions
  6. Exposure to UV light
  7. Time

The time required for scarbage to synthesize varies.

In addition, the type of scar left on the landscape varies.

The three major categories are:

  • Visual
  • Fragrant
  • Audible

It can also be a combination of all three.

There is a lack of consensus whether scarbage is a disease or disorder.

In spite of the fact that an effective vaccine has been available for centuries, many cities refuse to participate in the inoculation.

There is speculation that this refusal is itself a symptom of dormant infection, and may be a mechanism in reproduction,  propagation and overall life-cycle of scarbage.

 

 

 

 

 

The Burden of Wealth

7 Apr

The Burden of Wealth

Friday, April 7, 2017

 

At the edge of the town there were hills, with clean air and clear views of the sunrise, the snow covered volcanoes and the land below. It was the best place to live.

There was a road connecting these hills. It was well maintained and very smooth. It was so smooth, in fact, that it attained the nick name The Silk Road.

One reason for this is that it was long ago, before smart phones, cars – even before horses. The main source of transportation was camels, whose hooves were smooth and kept the road packed tight.

The Silk Road ran from the end of The Main Road (which divided the North and the South), and ran East in a straight line, pointing to the river and beyond, like the needle of a compass that points north.

The Main Road was referred to by many as The Needle”.

At the intersection of two roads leading to these hills was a sharp turn called The Eye”.

Over the years people accumulated wealth in these hills. More than they needed, in fact and more they felt comfortable keeping. They felt helpless as their wealth and possessions grew. They were rich.

In times of famine and need, the rich men would load up their camels with all of their wealth to bring down the hills to the people of the land. They wanted so much to give all of their wealth away.

However, each time they tried, the sharp turn at the bottom of the hill – “The Eye”- was too much for their camels to manage. They had no choice but to continue on, straight through the “Eye of The Needle”, back up the other hill and deposit their wealth with the people on the other hill, who also had already accumulated too much wealth.

So, this is way it was easier for the wealthy to pass with their camels through the eye of the needle than to give away all they owned to those who needed it most.

This was due to physics; atmospheric pressure, inertia, properties of camel hair, etc.

Hard to believe, but true.

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