Sunday, December 30, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR

We don't HAVE to spend all of our time killing each other but we do and always have.  I don't believe we can legislate away evil.  I don't believe it's right that that the same people who want to ban firearms because someone killed 20 children voted to kill half a million children in Iraq, and did, and are killing 20 children a day remotely in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  I don't understand how any sane person can say we can no longer take care of our own citizens when we are paying for nationalized insurance in Iraq and Afghanistan and Israel.  But I clearly understand why the people who perpetuate these things want gun control instead of more responsible people.  We are sheep and they shear us and send us back out to eat scrub grass.  And I understand, but they don't, that when the President says there will be serious new gun laws the first day of the new congress, he immediately set off a huge feeding frenzy of gun sales and started an enormous black market of illegal firearms sales and manufacturing that makes the 'war on drugs' look like a Girl Scout cookie sale.

Now everyone who SHOULDN'T have a firearm has an unregistered one - or WILL have one by the time the laws are passed.  Because criminals and crazies and religious fanatics don't care about laws.  No one cared about the prohibition laws.  No one cares about the drug laws.  And now no one will care about the gun laws.   They should be putting all the money they are spending on war and implements of war into our society.  We should have excellent, and FREE education for everyone who actually wants it.  We should provide health care for everyone who needs it.  Anyone who makes $250 MILLION dollars a year and calls poor people 'leeches' because HE sent their jobs to China ought to be strung up.  

There is still a tiny bit of beauty in the world.  Reach for it. And speak softly but carry a big stick.

 
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 Anheuser-Busch is on the phone and they want to talk to you....

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Paradise Tanager...mostly found in South America

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(I know, "no trees were harmed in the making of this playhouse" ... right ? :-)

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At Wat Samphran (
วัด สามพราน) in Nakhon Pathom Province there is a 17 story
building that has a giant dragon climbing to the roof. The head is at the top where
there is a shrine and the tail is on the ground floor. The dragon is hollow and it is
possible to walk up some sections of it.

 

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This house was designed by Rudy Ricciotti. The unique architecture includes a
pool house, which is like a window in the living room where you can enjoy not
only swimming in the water, but the person swimming in it with the effect of the
outdoor landscape which is reflected through the window.

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Meanwhile, in China .

 

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The Aiguille du Midi cable car leaves from the centre of Chamonix . It takes visitors
up to 3842m for a stunning view of the French Swiss and Italian alps. — 

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Paradise ! Jungfrau Mountain Range , Switzerland

 

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Hallgrímskirkja (244 ft), is the largest church and the sixth tallest architectural
structure in Iceland .  ( floating on permafrost?)  

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The Melisanni Cave , Greece . This beautiful cave, which was discovered in 1951
and is surrounded by forests, features in Greek mythology as the cave of the
nymphs. 

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Thermal baths inside a cave - Miskolc Tapolca , Hungary 

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New Town Hall in Hanover , Germany .

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Piva Canyon , Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Lake Mellisani on the island of Kephalonia Greece .    
How many people can you get in a row boat? (just a thought)

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Manarola , Italy ..

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The Grand Canyon Skywalk

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a transparent horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge
and tourist attraction in Arizona near the Colorado River on the edge of a side
canyon in the Grand Canyon West area of the main canyon. USGS topographic
maps show the elevation at the Skywalk's location as 4,770 ft (1,450 m) and the
elevation of the Colorado River in the base of the canyon as 1,160 ft (350 m), and
they show that the height of the precisely vertical drop directly under the skywalk
is between 500 ft (150 m) and 800 ft (240 m).

Commissioned and owned by the Hualapai Indian tribe, it was unveiled March 20,
2007, and opened to the general public on March 28, 2007. It is accessed via the
Grand Canyon West Airport terminal or a 120-mile (190 km) drive from Las Vegas ,
which includes a 10-mile (16 km) stretch of dirt road which is currently under
development. The Skywalk is east of Meadview and north of Peach Springs with
Kingman being the closest major city.

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Palawan Underground River or St. Paul Subterranean River – Longest Navigable

Underground River in the World

This is the most famous cave in the Philippines . The longest underground river was
discovered a few years back in Mexico somewhere in the Yucatan . St. Paul
Underground River in Palawan, Philippines may not be the longest underground
river in the world anymore, but it is still the world’s longest navigable underground
river. The navigable part of the river inside the cave of the 4000-acre St. Paul
Subterranean River stretches 15 kilometers in length (5 miles). St. Paul Cave is
the 3rd deepest cave in the country — 

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The Seven Sisters (Norwegian: De Syv Søstrene or Dei Sju Systrene, also known
as Knivsflåfossen) is the 39th tallest waterfall in Norway .

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Plitvice Lakes National Park in the Lika region of Croatia .

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view from hotel window in the United Arab Emirates !

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Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper Alberta , Canada

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Villas Vista Hermosa , Costa Rica 

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Amazing Norway !!!

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Sea Caves near Benagil Beach , Algarve , Portugal . 

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Amazing Constructions..!! Barcelona .

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Beautiful village of Hallstatt - Austria :

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The beautiful Victoria Water Falls 

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Beautiful Display Of The Balance Between Predators & Prey In Nature?  or  (school is in session?)

 

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