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I got two quilts back from friend Cheryl yesterday. Ready to bind. I even found where I had stashed the binding I made for them. :)





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March 1st

It's Super Tuesday and Bless John Oliver for this one!



And I will also send blessings to Jerry Slankard of Strasburg, Ohio and his cows.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/02/28/1492890/-Anti-Trump-farmer-uses-the-manure-of-15-cows-bulls-to-express-his-feelings-about-The-Donald?detail=email

December 24th

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

November 17th

So, this is what I've been up to - my boy needs new socks because he keeps ripping holes into the ones I've already made him. One of these is for me.









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October 31st

It is such a bummer that I have to be out and about early this morning. It is dog rabies clinic in my burb and I’m working it. I would just love to have the time to reply to this one in length:

Republicans will not air February debate on NBC
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34683871

Must admit that at first I could hardly sit at my desk for laughing. These people are all running for the highest elected position in the US and they can’t answer a few questions on issues that concern all of us? Oh please, is this a juvenile playground stomp you feet tantrum? Partly, but I get the feeling that they don’t have answers to the very important questions about the issues in this upcoming election and are trying to cover up their stupidity and lack of substance.

Shameful!

Have a good one! Gotta go give shots to dogs.

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October 26th

I worked a bit on a home improvement project on Sunday. I open a new tube of Liquid Nails and thought I had pierced the membrane. When it was not advancing out of the tube I gave it a good squeeze and ended up having to wash my hair. LOL! Any who, got that done and have to wait a bit and then on to the next phase of the project.

More of the second rectangle quilt.

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October 16th

I put together the first few strips of the new scrap quilt last night. Tonight I will work on the strips for the other side.

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October 12th

I finished off another scrap quilt top last weekend. Put it on the bed and well...



Cat tested and approved

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September 15th

I’ve been quiet for a while now. Needless to say, life goes on. :)

It took a while for my hands to heal so I have just finally finished off three projects that will be winging their way to the quilter soon - just found a box for them. Here are pics of the tops with the backings they will be paired with.







All scrap quilts. Just trying to get the scrap pile under control.

While my hands were doing their thing I was able to knit. I had made myself a version of the Lehe shawl which did not stay with me. It was sent to keep a friend warm during chemo. I have also been working on a new project which I hope to turn into a pattern. I have to get the body pieces blocked and then work on the collar/hood. Yes, of course there is a pair of socks on the go in the travel bag. :)

It has been an interesting summer and I will admit I got nothing done in the garden this year. Geraniums were potted up and two hibiscus have found a home out there. They have given us non-stop bloom.

Have a good one!

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A Lot of fun - Only Two Days Left

August 4th - There are only two days left to order the story bundle. Don't miss out!

Literary fantasy: nine books, name your price!
By Keith Brooke and infinity plus
Available for a limited time only, your chance to set your own price for a set of nine fantasy books, including a World Fantasy Award-winner and three exclusive ebooks available only here.

Literary fantasy bundle



The deal:

A purchase of $3 gets you the basic set of five books:

Spotted Lily by Anna Tambour
A Writer’s Life by Eric Brown
Lord of Stone by Keith Brooke
The Far-Enough Window by John Grant (exclusive to this set)
In Springdale Town by Robert Freeman Wexler
Even better, if you pay $12 or higher, you unlock four more titles:

The Ragthorn by Garry Kilworth and Robert Holdstock (winner of the World Fantasy Award, and exclusive to this set)
Facade by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Hairy London by Stephen Palmer
Little Sisters of the Apocalypse by Kit Reed (exclusive to this set)
The background:

When I first started talking with the fine people at StoryBundle about the possibility of putting together a bundle of books from writers associated with infinity plus we ran through a number of possible themes, but the one we kept returning to was Literary Fantasy. An elusive concept, perhaps – what marks ‘literary’ fantasy out from, simply, good fantasy, for starters? – but one that seemed to encompass the kind of books we wanted to offer: fantastical fiction with a sense of the magical and spiritual, written with a literary sensibility, by which we mean fiction with a love of language and an awareness of its place in the literary canon. As you’ll see from the books we’ve gathered together, that definition is deliberately elastic, inclusive rather than exclusive, yet still clear enough to bring a coherence to the set as a whole.

One of the first titles that came to mind for me was Stephen Palmer’s Hairy London, a quite extraordinary picaresque romp across an Edwardian London transformed by an overnight growth of… hair. In the streets, across the rooftops and bridges, submerging the parks. Everywhere. This is literary fantasy crammed full with alternate-historical and cultural references, but also one that never loses sight of the need to entertain.

About as unlike Hairy London as it’s possible to get and still feature here, Kit Reed’s Little Sisters of the Apocalypse is a novel that treads the indistinct boundaries between fantasy, science fiction and realism, as befits an author who describes her work as ‘transgenred’. A hard-hitting and impassioned story of a colony of women whose men have gone away to war and the role a gang of biker nuns plays in confronting the women’s deepest fears.

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It seems invidious to single out particular titles here from a bundle that manages to be so diverse in theme and approach, so all that remains is to urge you to explore what’s on offer before choosing the price you want to pay for either the core bundle or the entire set. From classic fairytale, ghosts and a deal with the Devil, through strange alternative pasts and presents to those biker nuns, there’s a bit of everything. Call it literary fantasy, or simply good fantasy, or give up labels altogether and simply read on.

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Late April - the 24th to be exact

It snowed here yesterday and it remains on the cool side. We even started up the wood stove again.

It is cat rabies clinic weekend and a chance to see all of the kittens in the county. :)

Happy Birthday Hubble!

Shame on the state of Arkansas who went the same way Indiana did with its discrimination law. Georgia thought better of drawing attention to itself and quietly did not move their bill forward.

Indiana is putting a women in jail for 41 years because she miscarried. They’re our of their f’in minds in the middle states.

And speaking of being out of his mind Rand Paul decided to jump into the presidential race. This of course, is a man who is anti-woman all the way. He calls himself a Libertarian but quite frankly he has no idea of what the term means. If you don’t either here is the Wiki page that explains it, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarianism . In short, it is that a person is entitled to live their life anyway they choose. But what the Libertarian party is actually saying by its actions is that you will have the right to live your life like they say it should be lived. No thank you!

It is starting to get MORON dangerous out there

Ted Cruz: Congress Should Strip Federal Courts Of Jurisdiction To Rule On Marriage Equality
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/07/1376154/-Ted-Cruz-Congress-Should-Strip-Federal-Courts-Of-Jurisdiction-To-Rule-On-Marriage-Equality

Over the weekend I finished knitting the Lehe shawl and I wound yarn for the next one - one I have been wanting to do for a while. It is an old victorian pattern and is shaped like an octagon. This is the progress so far, first the start and a bit further along - looks like a mess doesn’t it? Just wait until it is blocked.





Last weekend was also the first time that I felt like I had the energy to do a bit of house work - the cold that we had was awful. You know, for some reason this house just goes to hell and a hand basket if the cleaning schedule is not maintained. I got everything up stairs done except dealing with the cobwebs I found in a corner and one load of laundry.

The crocus, magnolia, forsythia and primroses are blooming and daffodils are up. The hyacinths in the back garden are also up along with the small Golden bells and snowdrops

In even better news the Time Warner Comcast deal is off..

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Green activist killings up by a fifth - Global Witness
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-32377110

GOP Plots to Win 2016 Presidency Without a Majority Popular Vote
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/gop-wants-a-minority-popular-vote-to-control-the-electoral-college-winner

Monsanto Employee Admits an Entire Department Exists to "Discredit" Scientists
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30120-monsanto-employee-admits-an-entire-department-exists-to-discredit-scientists#

Nebraska man challenges Oil & Gas Commission to drink fracking wastewater
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/30/1374329/-Nebraska-man-challenges-Oil-Gas-Commission-to-drink-fracking-wastewater?detail=email

Acidic oceans helped fuel extinction - and look what we are doing to the oceans at the moment.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32236676

This land is our land? Not if Republicans have their way - Whoa!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/30/1373806/-This-land-is-our-land-Not-if-Republicans-have-their-way?detail=email

Pence and the Indiana Legislature were warned by 30 expert law professors
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/31/1374579/-Pence-and-the-Indiana-Legislature-were-warned-by-30-expert-law-professors?detail=email

Oxnard, Calif., police get gun and skull tattoos every time they shoot someone
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/31/1374603/-Whistleblower-cop-Oxnard-California-police-get-gun-skull-tattoos-every-time-they-shoot-someone?detail=email

Massive Glacier Melt and Fresh Water are Pouring into the Gulf of Alaska
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/31/1373930/-Massive-Glacier-Melt-and-Fresh-Water-are-Pouring-into-the-Gulf-of-Alaska?detail=email

Mediterranean Sea 'accumulating zone of plastic debris’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32145976

Star's birth glimpsed 'in real time’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32168507

Chocolate Easter eggs go ethical
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32172008

'£20m Pembroke-born King Henry VII bed' left in car park
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-32157409

10 things we didn't know last week
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-32174898

'World's biggest Easter egg' unveiled in Argentina
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-32193586

The week's weirdest news stories: Strange, Stranger Strangest
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/21298512

Outbreak of drug-resistant infection could kill 80,000 in UK, report warns
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/apr/06/drug-resistant-disease-could-kill-80000-single-uk-outbreak-report-warns

NJ police punched, kicked, allowed dog to bite Phillip White before he died in custody
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/01/1374779/-Witness-Jersey-police-punched-kicked-and-dog-bit-Phillip-White-s-face-before-he-died-in-custody?detail=email

Army of God? 6 Modern-Day Christian Terrorist Groups You Never Hear About
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/army-god-6-modern-day-christian-terrorist-groups-you-never-hear-about?akid=12975.204376.UmCD_F&rd=1&src=newsletter1034342&t=1

In Statutory Rape Case Involving Teacher and Student, Judge Asks Courtroom, 'What Young Man Would Not Jump On That Candy?’
http://www.alternet.org/statutory-rape-case-involving-teacher-and-student-judge-asks-court-room-what-young-man-would-not?akid=12975.204376.UmCD_F&rd=1&src=newsletter1034342&t=13

Horrifying Video Shows Two Officers Shooting Mentally Ill Pregnant Woman
http://www.alternet.org/horrifying-video-shows-two-officers-shooting-mentally-ill-pregnant-woman?akid=12975.204376.UmCD_F&rd=1&src=newsletter1034342&t=17

Ted Cruz Isn't an Idiot -- He's Delusional and That's Far More Dangerous
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/ted-cruz-isnt-idiot-hes-delusional-and-thats-far-more-dangerous?akid=12977.308485.dLPk6y&rd=1&src=newsletter1034374&t=1

Georgia Teacher Tells Students Their Parents Aren’t Christians if They Voted for Obama - yep, they are all fried down there
http://www.alternet.org/georgia-teacher-tells-students-their-parents-arent-christians-if-they-voted-obama?akid=12977.308485.dLPk6y&rd=1&src=newsletter1034374&t=19

Texas Man Thrown in Jail for Weeks Because his Lawn was Overgrown - now here is a bit of State stupid
http://www.alternet.org/texas-man-thrown-jail-weeks-because-his-lawn-was-overgrown?akid=12977.308485.dLPk6y&rd=1&src=newsletter1034374&t=15

US Military Will Train Neo-Nazis In Ukraine - WTF?
http://firedoglake.com/2015/03/31/us-military-will-train-neo-nazis-in-ukraine/

The Perfect Birth Control for Men Is Here. Why Can't We Use It?
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-perfect-birth-control-for-men-is-here-why-cant-we-use-it?utm_source=mbtwitter

The Most Beautiful Animal You’ve Never Seen
http://www.thenation.com/article/201489/most-beautiful-animal-youve-never-seen

Tennessee lawmaker denies health care to 280,000, calls constituent 'asshole' for questioning him
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/03/1375325/-Tennessee-lawmaker-denies-healthcare-to-280-000-calls-constituent-asshole-for-questioning-him?detail=email

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has a near miss with a jar of Vaseline at a town hall meeting
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/03/1375318/-Maine-Gov-Paul-LePage-has-a-near-miss-with-a-jar-of-Vaseline-at-a-town-hall-meeting?detail=email

Indiana Governor Rewards Private Prison Lobby with Draconian Marijuana Punishments
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/01/1198564/-Indiana-Governor-Rewards-Private-Prison-Lobby-with-Draconian-Marijuana-Punishments?detail=email

“I couldn’t help but be surprised”: These Vietnam-era dirty tricks will shock you
http://www.salon.com/2015/04/03/i_couldnt_help_but_be_surprised_these_vietnam_era_dirty_tricks_will_shock_you/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Phony! ‘Tea Party’ Protesters Opposed to Florida Land Deal Were Mostly Actors Hired by Big Sugar
http://www.alternet.org/environment/tea-party-protesters-opposed-florida-land-deal-were-mostly-actors-hired-big-sugar?akid=12974.204376.3ZuHPT&rd=1&src=newsletter1034305&t=23

20 Years in Prison for Having a Miscarriage - Is Our Country Going Nuts?
http://www.alternet.org/gender/20-years-prison-having-miscarriage-our-country-going-nuts?akid=12974.204376.3ZuHPT&rd=1&src=newsletter1034305&t=11

The Secret History of the Supernova at the Bottom of the Sea
http://nautil.us/issue/22/slow/the-secret-history-of-the-supernova-at-the-bottom-of-the-sea

Fracking Town’s Desperate Laid-off Workers: ‘They Don’t Tell You It’s All a Lie’
http://www.alternet.org/fracking/fracking-towns-desperate-laid-workers-they-dont-tell-you-its-all-lie

GMO Advocate Claims Monsanto Key Roundup Ingredient Is Safe to Drink, but Is Terrified to Drink It
http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/no-i-won-t-drink-that-frackin-water

EPA Restricts Use of Pesticides Suspected of Killing Bees - too little too late?
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/epa-calls-halt-use-pesticides-suspected-killing-bees-n334936

‘Leave This Planet’: Twitter Trolls Rage After Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares ‘Truthful’ Pledge of Allegiance - but he’s right! That is exactly the way it is in the US at the moment
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/leave-planet-twitter-trolls-rage-after-neil-degrasse-tyson-shares-truthful-pledge?akid=12970.204376.conMMF&rd=1&src=newsletter1034293&t=9

Black Woman Activist Faces Charges of 'Lynching' for Protest Activities
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/black-woman-activist-faces-charges-lynching-protest-activities?akid=12978.204376._oQLcO&rd=1&src=newsletter1034423&t=7

John Oliver Employs Brilliant Tactic to Get Edward Snowden to Explain Why NSA Surveillance Matters
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/watch-john-oliver-employs-brilliant-tactic-get-edward-snowden-explain-why-nsa?akid=12978.204376._oQLcO&rd=1&src=newsletter1034423&t=3

Monsanto Is in Hot Water - Again
http://truth-out.org/news/item/29992-monsanto-is-in-hot-water-again#

The Arctic climate threat that nobody’s even talking about yet - I don’t know why the WP thinks this hasn’t been discussed or out there, but just in case you don’t know here it is again.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/04/01/the-arctic-climate-threat-that-nobodys-even-talking-about-yet/?postshare=41427911898237

Litefeet dancers take on social media, NYPD
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32178452

Sting in the tail? Screams as bees interrupt Obama's story
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32197106

Guess what Blackwater has been up to recently? - ripping off the US taxpayer
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/31/1374715/-Guess-what-Blackwater-has-been-up-to-recently?detail=email

Another red state caught lying to the Supreme Court about health insurance exchanges
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/06/1375940/-Another-red-state-caught-lying-to-the-Supreme-Court-about-health-insurance-nbsp-exchanges?detail=email

Teaching Evolution in Kentucky
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/07/1376110/-Hard-Duty-Teaching-Evolution-in-Kentucky?detail=email

Mission Blue
http://mission-blue.org/act/

Too cute
http://www.alaskawild.org/polar-bear-cubs-emerge/?akid=988.9290.PgM_LJ&rd=1&t=4

Brontosaurus dino name is revived - It’s bout time
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32205289

Stop Calling This Man a 'Libertarian': What 2016 Campaign Journos Miss About Rand Paul
http://www.alternet.org/media/stop-calling-man-libertarian-what-2016-campaign-journos-miss-about-rand-paul?akid=12982.204376.Bj3sT2&rd=1&src=newsletter1034434&t=9

Married Couple Beaten by DC Cops as their Young Children Screamed in Horror (Video)
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/married-couple-beaten-dc-cops-their-young-children-screamed-horror-video?akid=12982.204376.Bj3sT2&rd=1&src=newsletter1034434&t=21

Inside the Latest Fracking Controversy Brewing in Texas
http://www.alternet.org/fracking/inside-latest-fracking-controversy-brewing-texas?akid=12982.204376.Bj3sT2&rd=1&src=newsletter1034434&t=15

Jupiter, Destroyer of Worlds, May Have Paved the Way for Earth
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/jupiter-destroyer-of-worlds-may-have-paved-the-way-for-earth

Indiana has not been in my good graces lately and because of this it will probably remain out of favor - they are out of their ever loving f’in minds! It doesn’t say much for the women of that state either.
http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/1269/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11138#

Cambridge cat Bluey 'shunned for her loud purr' finds new home
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-32163107

Keep Discrimination Legal Because Bible Tells Businesses Not to Hire Atheists - when are the sane Americans going to wake up?
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/fox-guest-keep-discrimination-legal-because-bible-tells-businesses-not-hire?akid=12984.204376.sbFWXo&rd=1&src=newsletter1034502&t=19

Let's say I knew how to make your phone stay charged forever without plugging it into a wall again.
http://www.upworthy.com/lets-say-i-knew-how-to-make-your-phone-stay-charged-forever-without-plugging-it-into-a-wall-again?c=upw1&u=9895a9ab644176c6c4de52fc11739e66eec4e039

Rand Paul Loves Big Government
http://www.thenation.com/blog/203705/rand-paul-r-stunning-hypocrisy?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Email%20Nation%20%28NEW%29%20-%20Most%20Recent%20Content%20Feed%20-%20filter%20fix%2020150407&newsletter=email_nation

Jon Stewart Blasts GOP's "F**ked Up" Response to Indiana Law
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/videos/video/jon-stewart-blasts-gop-s-quot-f-ked-up-quot-response-to-indiana-law

Barney Frank drops a bombshell: How a shocking anecdote explains the financial crisis
http://www.salon.com/2015/03/31/barney_frank_drops_a_bombshell_how_a_shocking_anecdote_explains_the_financial_crisis/

In 2008, Rand Paul Said We Should Slash Taxes on the Rich Because That's What the Church "Asked For” - HUH?
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/2008-rand-paul-said-we-should-slash-taxes-rich-because-thats-what-churchasked?akid=12988.204376.-2qqQw&rd=1&src=newsletter1034543&t=2

Humanist Group and ACLU Slam Oklahoma School Officials After Teacher Distributes Bibles in Class - and they are right to do so
http://www.alternet.org/education/humanist-group-and-aclu-slam-oklahoma-school-officials-after-teacher-distributes-bibles?akid=12988.204376.-2qqQw&rd=1&src=newsletter1034543&t=17

Democrats Blast Sen. Chuck Schumer's Threat to Kill Iran Deal
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/30113-democrats-blast-sen-chuck-schumer-s-threat-to-kill-iran-deal

T. rex cousin has battle scars and signs of cannibalism
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32233105

Red River Women
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-dc75304f-e77c-4125-aacf-83e7714a5840

Texas Cop Caught on Video Punching Air Force Veteran — After She Says She’s Pregnant
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/texas-cop-caught-video-punching-air-force-veteran-after-she-says-shes-pregnant?akid=12989.204376.Z-OmSz&rd=1&src=newsletter1034559&t=15

Cop Admits to Quotas, Falsifying Charges, & Extorting the Poor
http://www.alternet.org/cop-admits-quotas-falsifying-charges-extorting-poor?akid=12989.204376.Z-OmSz&rd=1&src=newsletter1034559&t=21

The five-year-old boy who discovered a dinosaur in Texas
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32229216

'Terror birds' had deep voices, fossil suggests
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32218542

Orchid black market: '£150,000 for one plant’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nshf1

The liquid that can stop bullets and other tech news
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32124859

'The market is rigged’
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32246655

Celebrating 50 years of the Pennine Way
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-32166554

George RR Martin says rightwing lobby has 'broken' Hugo awards
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/09/george-rr-martin-right-wing-broken-hugo-awards

As a Private Lawyer, Ted Cruz Defended Companies Found Guilty of Wrongdoing
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/03/ted-cruz-lawyer-braun-medical-shandong-linglong

Fracking May Release Cancer-Causing Radioactive Gas, According to Surprising New Study
http://www.alternet.org/environment/fracking-releases-lung-cancer-causing-radioactive-gas-according-surprising-new-study?akid=12994.204376.lNYiy3&rd=1&src=newsletter1034621&t=3

Preparing for presidental run, Rick Santorum proudly trumpets his record of anti-gay bigotry
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/09/1376737/-Preparing-for-presidental-run-Rick-Santorum-proudly-trumpets-his-record-of-anti-gay-bigotry?detail=email

Someone released their goldfish and now there are thousands of goldfish taking over a Colorado lake - oops!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/09/1376624/-Someone-released-their-goldfish-and-now-there-are-thousands-of-goldfish-taking-over-a-Colorado-lake?detail=email

Comcast won't allow man whose home burned down cancel cable
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/09/1376653/-Comcast-won-t-allow-man-whose-home-burned-down-cancel-cable?detail=email

'Harry Potter-style' wizardry school comes to life in Poland
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32263150

Metal detectorist in Kelshall unearths 'exceptional' Roman finds
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-32260914

Ugandan dream to create a global cartoon character
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32282383

A Day in the Life of a Lighthouse Keeper
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-lighthouse-keeper?utm_source=NatGeocom&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=pom_20150412&utm_campaign=Content

A Day in the Life of a Lighthouse Keeper
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/newzealand_kaikoura?source=relatedvideo

South Carolina argues to Supreme Court that it can discriminate against gays AND women
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/10/1376728/-South-Carolina-argues-to-Supreme-Court-that-it-can-discriminate-against-gays-AND-women?detail=email

11-year-old has criminal and felony charges against him for kicking trash can in school - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/10/1376872/-11-year-old-has-criminal-and-felony-charges-against-him-for-kicking-trash-can-in-school?detail=email

Our Coming Theocratic Hell: The Right’s “Religious Freedom” Push Is Just the Beginning
http://www.alternet.org/belief/our-coming-theocratic-hell-rights-religious-freedom-push-just-beginning?akid=13002.204376.QYUqK1&rd=1&src=newsletter1034738&t=7

Jon Stewart Gleefully Trashes the Welfare State of Kansas
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/jon-stewart-gleefully-trashes-welfare-state-kansas?akid=12996.204376.KFJGr_&rd=1&src=newsletter1034659&t=3

Ted Cruz Is Tired of the Media Making Him Look Bad by Accurately Quoting His Remarks
http://www.alternet.org/media/ted-cruz-tired-media-making-him-look-bad-accurately-quoting-his-remarks?akid=12996.204376.KFJGr_&rd=1&src=newsletter1034659&t=13

Rand Paul: America's hungry seniors should turn to charity
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/06/22/987624/-Rand-Paul-America-s-hungry-seniors-should-turn-to-charity?detail=emailclassic

Ayn Rand on Johnny Carson: make this go viral
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/14/1120166/-Ayn-Rand-on-Johnny-Carson-make-this-go-viral?detail=emailclassic

The oil and gas industry helped develop a camera that can show you things they insist aren't there. - watch the video.
http://www.upworthy.com/the-oil-and-gas-industry-helped-develop-a-camera-that-can-show-you-things-they-insist-arent-there?c=upw1&u=9895a9ab644176c6c4de52fc11739e66eec4e039

Giant Rabbits Make Excellent Pets, Just Sayin'
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/06/giant-rabbits-photos-videos_n_7010678.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

28 Majestic Owls Caught On Camera
http://www.earthporm.com/28-majestic-owls-caught-camera/?ts_pid=2

An Imaginative Love Story
http://www.nytimes.com/video/fashion/100000003622441/modern-love-an-imaginative-love-story.html?emc=edit_th_20150411&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

US exhibit shows women as objects and adverts
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32292215

Dutch government taken to court on climate change - citizens in every country should be doing this
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32300214

Mountain lion hides under Los Angeles house - maybe the mountain lion is better security tyrant the system that was being installed. :)
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32297634

Soul singer Percy Sledge dies aged 73 - sad
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32301435

Why did giant fish hurl themselves at rowers?
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-32301982

Marco Rubio Would Reopen Gitmo, Reverse Obama Foreign Policy - moron
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/marco-rubio-reopen-gitmo-reverse-obama-foreign-policy/story?id=30292526&utm_source=NSHR+Rapid+Response&utm_campaign=d0a32887ba-NSHR_Alerts_News_October_9&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a915757be-d0a32887ba-391758205

LISTEN: Cop Who Shot and Killed Walter Scott Laughed About Adrenaline Rush
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/listen-cop-who-shot-and-killed-walter-scott-laughed-about-adrenaline-rush?akid=13003.204376.jqNmgU&rd=1&src=newsletter1034780&t=13

Deputy Who Accidentally Shot Restrained Man Is a Wealthy Exec Who Pays to Play Cop
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/deputy-who-accidentally-shot-restrained-man-wealthy-exec-who-pays-play-cop?akid=13003.204376.jqNmgU&rd=1&src=newsletter1034780&t=3

Dashcam Video Released of Slager Brutalizing Man Months Before Killing Walter Scott - and he’s done this type of thing before. So, why is he still working on the force?
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/dashcam-video-released-slager-brutalizing-man-months-killing-walter-scott?akid=13006.204376.IZQfsd&rd=1&src=newsletter1034825&t=17

Republicans Are Saying Environmentalists Caused California’s Drought. Here’s Why They’re Wrong - the rupugs are unredeemable
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/04/09/3643879/the-backwards-way-of-approaching-californias-drought/

The Numbers Are Staggering -- The US Is a 'World Leader' in Child Poverty
http://www.alternet.org/economy/numbers-are-staggering-us-world-leader-child-poverty?akid=13005.204376.cUoGwp&rd=1&src=newsletter1034791&t=3

Woman Tasered to Death by Deputies While She was Cuffed, Shackled, and Masked
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/woman-tasered-death-deputies-while-she-was-cuffed-shackled-and-masked?akid=13005.204376.cUoGwp&rd=1&src=newsletter1034791&t=17

Nestlé Has Been Pumping Water From a National Forest With an Expired Permit For Over 25 Years
http://www.alternet.org/environment/nestle-has-been-pumping-water-national-forest-expired-permit-over-25-years?akid=13005.204376.cUoGwp&rd=1&src=newsletter1034791&t=21

Texas Lawmaker's Staff Says Meeting with LGBT Group ‘a Waste of Time’ - not much of a rep.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/texas-lawmakers-staff-says-meeting-lgbt-group-waste-time?akid=13005.204376.cUoGwp&rd=1&src=newsletter1034791&t=23

Rand Paul makes strong bid for insufferable jerk vote
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/08/1376428/-Rand-Paul-makes-strong-bid-for-insufferable-jerk-vote

Improbable libraries: unusual places to bury your head in a book…
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/12/improbable-libraries-alex-johnson

Man Kills Himself Holding 'Tax The 1%' in Front of the Capitol -- and Nobody Hears About It
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/man-kills-himself-holding-tax-1-front-capitol-and-nobody-hears-about-it?akid=13007.308485.N7qlqx&rd=1&src=newsletter1034839&t=11

Technologically Challenged Cops Assault Teen and Try to Delete Video, Fail
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/technologically-challenged-cops-assault-teen-and-try-delete-video-they-failed?akid=13007.308485.N7qlqx&rd=1&src=newsletter1034839&t=21

Walmart, Macy's and Other Corporate Thieves Stealing Workers' Comp
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/hightower-walmart-macys-and-other-corporate-thieves-stealing-workers-comp?akid=13010.204376.NLfTJC&rd=1&src=newsletter1034885&t=15

'Significant' Pictish fort found off Aberdeenshire coast
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-32325310

Cracked it! Scientists solve puzzle of why knuckles crack when pulled
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/apr/15/cracked-it-scientists-solve-puzzle-of-why-knuckles-crack-when-pulled

Doing the Unthinkable: Giant Gas Pipeline to Flank a New York Nuclear Power Plant - well this is a disaster waiting to happen.
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30234-doing-the-unthinkable-giant-gas-pipeline-to-flank-a-new-york-nuclear-power-plant

Fracking and Big Ag Are Polluting 80 Percent of the Depleted Groundwater in California
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/fracking-and-big-ag-are-polluting-80-of-the-depleted-groundwater-in-california

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Scientists may have found potential cause of the disease in the behaviour of immune cells - giving new hope to millions
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/alzheimers-breakthrough-scientists-may-have-found-potential-cause-of-the-disease-in-the-behaviour-of-immune-cells--giving-new-hope-to-millions-10176652.html

Rand Paul: America's hungry seniors should turn to charity

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/06/22/987624/-Rand-Paul-America-s-hungry-seniors-should-turn-to-charity?detail=email

Spanish citizens hold hologram protest against new gag law
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/14/1377757/-Spanish-citizens-hold-hologram-protest-against-new-gag-law?detail=email

California Assembly panel approves legislation preventing police from viewing body camera footage - good idea
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/14/1377729/-California-passes-intelligent-legislation-preventing-police-from-viewing-body-camera-footage?detail=email

Snowboarder becomes first to land 1800 degree spinning jump
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32342346

A Trade Rule That Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Leak Shows TPP Would Do Just That
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30250-a-trade-rule-that-makes-it-illegal-to-favor-local-business-newest-leak-shows-tpp-would-do-that-and-more

Petcoke in Chicago: A Toxic Gift From the Koch Brothers
http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/petcoke-in-chicago-a-toxic-gift-from-the-koch-brothers

The Daily Show takes on Monsanto
http://foodrevolution.org/blog/daily-show-monsanto/

Scientists film sperm whale 'doing laps' of underwater camera
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-32360910

New glass frog with translucent skin found in Costa Rica - cool.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32377243

Alien Supercivilizations Absent from 100,000 Nearby Galaxies
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/alien-supercivilizations-absent-from-100-000-nearby-galaxies/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150417

Republicans who limit what medical students can learn doom us to stupid doctors
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/20/republicans-ban-teaching-medical-students-abortion

Police Cadet Quits Academy, Reports Cops After Witnessing Homeless Man Being Beaten By Officers
http://www.alternet.org/police-cadet-quits-academy-reports-cops-after-witnessing-homeless-man-being-beaten-officers?akid=13021.204376.CnKWg4&rd=1&src=newsletter1035068&t=15

Archaeologists find new evidence of lost colonists on Hatteras
http://outerbanksvoice.com/2015/04/12/archaeologists-find-new-evidence-of-lost-colonists-on-hatteras/

SENATOR: DECADE-OLD GULF OIL LEAK IS ‘UNACCEPTABLE'
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GULF_OIL_SPILL_HIDDEN_SPILL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Jon Stewart Crushes Dick Cheney for Misleading the Public About Iran
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/jon-stewart-crushes-dick-cheney-misleading-public-about-iran?akid=13016.204376.-ecHu7&rd=1&src=newsletter1034990&t=7

HILLARY CLINTON’S ANSWER ON ABORTION LEAVES ‘PRO-LIFE’ SENATOR SPEECHLESS (VIDEO)
http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/videos/hillary-clintons-answer-on-abortion-leaves-pro-life-senator-speechless-video/

Baby Octopuses hatching - ah, so cute
https://imgur.com/8BN0Eep

Flawless 100 carat diamond up for auction at Sotheby’s - that’s a rock
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32391156

45 years after Apollo 13: Ars looks at what went wrong and why
http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/04/apollo-13-the-mistakes-the-explosion-and-six-hours-of-live-saving-decisions/1/

Incredible Nurse Cat From Poland Looks After Other Animals At Animal Shelter - good kitty.
http://www.boredpanda.com/veterinary-nurse-cat-hugs-shelter-animals-radamenes-bydgoszcz-poland/

Graveyard clue to stegosaur plates
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32398027

A Police Story Unravels: How Did the NYPD Break an NBA Player’s Leg?
http://www.thenation.com/blog/204425/police-story-unravels-how-did-nypd-break-nba-players-leg

Americans See How Extreme Scott Walker Is, As He Lashes Out Against Legal Immigrants
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/americans-see-how-extreme-scott-walker-he-lashes-out-against-legal-immigrants?akid=13030.204376.eEjLkC&rd=1&src=newsletter1035255&t=1

Cops Kill Man for Refusing to ID as He Dropped Off Stray Cat to Animal Shelter, Police Remain Silent - WTF? Both police and shelter employees are at fault here. Why would you need an ID to drop off and animal?
http://www.alternet.org/cops-kill-man-refusing-id-he-dropped-stray-cat-animal-shelter-police-remain-silent?akid=13030.204376.eEjLkC&rd=1&src=newsletter1035255&t=19

Ted Cruz and the funny, magical hymen - there just no words…except, What a fucking moron!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/22/1379419/-Ted-Cruz-and-the-funny-magical-hymen?detail=email

Pregnant fast food worker robbed at gunpoint, told to repay stolen cash or be fired - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/22/1379444/-Pregnant-fast-food-worker-robbed-at-gunpoint-told-to-repay-stolen-cash-or-be-fired?detail=email

Kochs' acquisition of the Republican Party nearly complete
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/22/1379525/-Kochs-acquisition-of-the-Republican-Party-nearly-nbsp-complete?detail=email

On TPP, Warren Shows Backbone, Fires Back At Obama; Watch Bernie Sanders, Too
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/22/1379531/-On-TPP-Warren-Shows-Backbone-Fires-Back-At-Obama?detail=email

Vast replica recreates prehistoric Chauvet cave
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32403867

China: Funeral strippers in authorities' sights - well, you learn something every day.
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-32448416

Giant sinkhole threatens New Jersey homes
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32434494

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre goes virtual with an app
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32388430

Jetman: Flying is 'the greatest feeling of freedom’
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32248594

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March 31st

Here is a bit of fun with one of my fave tracks of all time. It is the Sanskrit version! :) Just keep listening. Lots of good stuff.
https://soundcloud.com/krishashok/leela

The BBC has revamped its site again. Honestly! I think they are forcing desktop users to have to look at ugly tablet/cel phone design. It is ugly and they have lost things…like the 1 minute world news - what’s up with that and the latest story ticker. Not happy with it at all! Boo Hiss!

On the yarn front, Bernat has issued a recall for its yarn called Tizzy. Read more here:
http://www.yarnspirations.com/tizzyrecall/form/us/

I spent some time spinning yarn this weekend on my drop spindle just to keep my hand in, so to speak. Just some odds and ends I was give a while back. Of course, they still need to be plied and have the twist set, etc., etc.





Another on of my pet peeves is taking place. My office chair is loosing its ability to stay in the position I want it in. Now I am experience what a child feels like at the dinner table as I sink lower and lower towards the floor. I think it is time to get a new chair.

Looks like Arkansas is going to introduce a discrimination bill just like the one from Indiana. So, get ready to boycott that state too.

And Pence didn’t think the law would be used this way. What a MORON!
Indiana Business Owner Claims He Will Now Openly Discriminate Against Gays And Lesbians

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/29/1374128/-Indiana-Business-Owner-Claims-He-Will-Now-Openly-Discriminate?detail=email

And a bit more on Pence making an ass of himself:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/29/1374244/-Gov-Mike-Pence-is-a-liar?detail=email

And some snark…good snark:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/29/1374145/-I-am-a-Christian-business-owner-in-Indiana?detail=email

In Indiana, Using Religion as a Cover for Bigotry
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/opinion/in-indiana-using-religion-as-a-cover-for-bigotry.html?emc=edit_th_20150331&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

I know that below is a long list of reading but don't pass it up.

Oh, and on this last day of March it is snowing!

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Chemists claim to have solved riddle of how life began on Earth - the funds are already in an upraor. :)
http://phys.org/news/2015-03-chemists-riddle-life-began-earth.html

Arctic sea ice extent hits record low for winter
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31976749

Tenn. GOPer slams Volkswagen: Creating 200,000 jobs is ‘intentionally’ a ‘magnet for unionized labor’ - moron alert
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/tenn-goper-slams-volkswagen-creating-200000-jobs-is-intentionally-a-magnet-for-unionized-labor/

Watching the Duggars teach their daughter to kiss will make you want to climb out of your own skin - creepy family
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/watching-the-duggars-teach-their-daughter-to-kiss-will-make-you-want-to-climb-out-of-your-own-skin/

Visions of space on the 50th anniversary of the first spacewalk
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31927266

Music videos without the, um, music
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31923457

How fashion survived WW2 rationing
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31938129

Aaron Schock, US lawmaker with 'Downton office,' resigns - good. That office didn’t even look like Downton. Who ever was the designer missed the mark totally
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31927270

The dreams of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31855385

Free bassist Andy Fraser dies at 62
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31937608

French dating site taken to court for promoting adultery
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31936498

Study finds link between breastfeeding and intelligence
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31937895

Jewellery made from urban decay
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31814652

How Processed Foods Can Be a Disaster for Your Health
http://www.alternet.org/food/how-processed-foods-can-be-disaster-your-health?akid=12900.204376.SKyoyl&rd=1&src=newsletter1033428&t=5

How One Abnormal Pap Smear Lost a Woman Access to Gynecological Care - Blue Cross Blue Shield of course.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/heartless-how-one-abnormal-pap-smear-lost-woman-access-gynecological-care?akid=12900.204376.SKyoyl&rd=1&src=newsletter1033428&t=7

Cotton has 'no regrets' on Iran letter, warns that 'they already control Tehran’ - LMAO ROF, moron!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/16/1371237/-Cotton-has-no-regrets-on-Iran-letter-warns-that-they-already-control-Tehran?detail=email

And now someone has looked at his work record. Doesn’t indicate too much of an intelligence.

What happened in Tom Cotton's law career?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/15/1371070/-What-happened-in-Tom-Cotton-s-law-career?detail=email

Tom Cotton, sociopath, believes we should be led by male elites like him
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/15/1371153/-Tom-Cotton-sociopath-believes-we-should-be-lead-by-male-elites?detail=email

Godwin's Law Strikes again
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/17/1371438/-Godwin-s-Law-Strikes-again?detail=email

Jon Stewart: Who's Drunker, the Secret Service or the Media?
http://www.alternet.org/jon-stewart-whos-drunker-secret-service-or-media?akid=12899.204376.-eNVR2&rd=1&src=newsletter1033412&t=8

Right-Wing Alabama Judge's Son Claims His Drug Arrest is Just a Liberal Plot to Destroy His Family - yeah right, sounds like spoiled brat entitlement to me
http://www.alternet.org/son-infamous-alabama-judge-claims-his-arrest-just-liberal-plot-destroy-his-family?akid=12899.204376.-eNVR2&rd=1&src=newsletter1033412&t=14

3,000 year-old tomb of ancient Egyptian nobleman discovered in Luxor
http://www.thecairopost.com/news/141135/culture/3000-year-old-tomb-of-ancient-egyptian-nobleman-discovered-in-luxor

Why the Fringe Fundamentalist Belief in Demonic Possession Has Real-Life Dangers - what a bunch of nutters
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2015/03/12/arkansas_state_legislator_justin_harris_re_homed_his_daughters_to_a_rapist.html

Jon Stewart Rips Texas Over Gay Marriage Ban "Hate Cake”
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/videos/video/jon-stewart-rips-texas-over-gay-marriage-ban-quot-hate-cake-quot

Koch Brothers Are Endangering the Planet by Funding Climate Change Denial
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/koch-brothers-are-endangering-the-planet-by-funding-climate-change-denial

Pitcairn Islands get huge marine reserve - Well Done UK!
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31943633

The Senate Is Trying to Pass a Cybersecurity Bill Some Are Labeling the "Patriot Act 2.0”
http://mic.com/articles/112908/the-senate-is-trying-to-pass-a-cybersecurity-bill-some-are-labeling-the-patriot-act-2-0?utm_source=NSHR+Rapid+Response&utm_campaign=cf3e1c6f3c-NSHR_Alerts_News_October_9&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a915757be-cf3e1c6f3c-391758205

Look, your eyes are wired backwards: here’s why
https://theconversation.com/look-your-eyes-are-wired-backwards-heres-why-38319

San Francisco Church Installs Watering System to Drench Homeless and Keep Them Away - what is wrong with these people? I really do think it is time for churches to lose their non-profit status. Apparently they have now reversed their stace - they’re still scumbags
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/san-francisco-church-installs-watering-system-drench-homeless-and-keep-them-away?akid=12904.204376.GjfxqL&rd=1&src=newsletter1033471&t=11

Jon Stewart Skewers the American Food System for Pushing 'Cool Ranch Carcinogens’
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/03/18/jon-stewart-daily-show-olivebucks-american-food?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-03-18

The Horrifying Ways Jehovah Witnesses Keep Child Abuse Victims Silent
http://www.alternet.org/belief/horrifying-ways-jehovah-witnesses-keep-child-abuse-victims-silent?akid=12905.204376.7gVvAJ&rd=1&src=newsletter1033476&t=20

One in ten wild bees face extinction in Europe
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31963056

Bill Gates warns on future disease epidemic
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31956344

Oklahoma politicians pass sharia law to get around gay marriage
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/17/1371526/-Jon-Stewart-Oklahoma-Politicians-Passing-Sharia-Law-to-get-around-gay-marriage?detail=email

Congressional Republicans Propose Another Immoral Budget, Targeting Safety Nets
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/congressional-republicans-propose-another-immoral-budget-targeting-safety-nets?akid=12908.204376.Pplysr&rd=1&src=newsletter1033526&t=15

The science of Red Hair
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/07/1043223/-The-science-of-Red-Hair?detail=email

Total eclipse viewed from a plane over Faroe Islands - Uk got lucky with the eclipse
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31980255

Possible fatty acid detected on Mars
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31988540

Hunting for Prince's vault - interesting
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31962180

3D printing helps build the Sagrada Familia - the windows are great - kinda like a great ombre batik, kinda.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31923259

These Republicans Want to Take Away Your Weekend - slavery is next?
http://www.thenation.com/article/201817/these-republicans-want-take-away-your-weekend?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Email%20Nation%20%28NEW%29%20-%20Most%20Recent%20Content%20Feed%20-%20filter%20fix%2020150319&newsletter=email_nation

5 Hallmarks of the New American Order
http://www.thenation.com/article/201977/5-hallmarks-new-american-order?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=email_nation&utm_campaign=Email%20Nation%20%28NEW%29%20-%20Most%20Recent%20Content%20Feed%20-%20filter%20fix%2020150319&newsletter=email_nation

There Might Be Metal in Your Macaroni and Cheese - oh, and don’t trust the “kids eat right” logo, all a company has to do is fork over undisclosed amounts of money and they get to use the logo.
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/18/kraft-mac-and-cheese-recall?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-03-19

How Americans Are Brainwashed to Fear Exactly the Wrong Things
http://www.alternet.org/investigations/how-americans-are-brainwashed-fear-exactly-wrong-things?akid=12910.308485.lyy9UQ&rd=1&src=newsletter1033541&t=2

Fox On-Air Propagandists Blare That Not Everyone Should Vote
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/fox-on-air-propagandists-blare-that-not-everyone-should-vote

Paul Krugman Reveals the Outrageous Con Job Behind the Savage GOP Budget
http://www.alternet.org/economy/paul-krugman-reveals-outrageous-con-job-behind-savage-gop-budget?akid=12915.204376.ZiyqMR&rd=1&src=newsletter1033571&t=3

Bringing a giant puppet eagle to life
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31992627

Crisis Pregnancy Center Tells Woman Her IUD Is Her 'Baby,' Plus Countless Other Lies
http://www.alternet.org/gender/crisis-pregnancy-center-tells-woman-her-iud-her-baby-plus-countless-other-lies?akid=12915.204376.ZiyqMR&rd=1&src=newsletter1033571&t=9

Jeb Bush Implicitly Endorses Georgia Bill that Would Legalize Discrimination Against Gay People
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/jeb-bush-implicitly-endorses-georgia-bill-would-legalize-discrimination-against?akid=12915.204376.ZiyqMR&rd=1&src=newsletter1033571&t=11

Jon Stewart Lets Fly in Brilliant 'Rage-gasm' About Fox's Relentless Hypocrisy
http://www.alternet.org/media/watch-jon-stewart-lets-fly-brilliant-rage-gasm-about-foxs-relentless-hypocrisy?akid=12915.204376.ZiyqMR&rd=1&src=newsletter1033571&t=7

Dolphin Stampede Captured by Flying Drone
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/03/19/dolphin-stampede-captured-drone?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-03-20

The Stolen Art of the Gardner Museum
http://www.gardnermuseum.org/resources/theft

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Threatened Germany Over Snowden Asylum
http://jonathanturley.org/2015/03/21/glenn-greenwald-u-s-threatened-germany-over-snowden-asylum/

Groundbreaking Permaculture Film Offers Bold New Solution in Regenerative Agriculture
http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/17/inhabit-permaculture-perspective/?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=6de76cd3bf-Top_News_3_20_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-6de76cd3bf-85986361

Paul Krugman is a Must-Read Today (Again)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/20/1372134/-Paul-Krugman-is-a-Must-Read-Today-Again?detail=email

Time Magazine must think that US is comprised of idiots
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/25/1039957/-STUNNING-Comparing-U-S-World-Covers-for-TIME-Magazine?detail=email

St. Paul police violently arrest a black man for sitting on bench, waiting for his children
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/28/1325409/-St-Paul-police-violently-arrest-a-black-man-for-sitting-on-bench-waiting-for-his-children-VIDEO?detail=email

Conservative organization busted trying to get peaceful protestors to say they want to kill police
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/20/1372131/-Conservative-organization-busted-trying-to-get-peaceful-protestors-say-they-want-to-kill-police?detail=email

Virginia school suspends an 11-year-old for one year over a leaf that wasn’t marijuana - yep, the South is fried.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/16/virginia-school-suspends-an-11-year-old-for-one-year-over-a-leaf-that-wasnt-marijuana/

Climate-sceptic US senator given funds by BP political action committee
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/22/climate-sceptic-us-politician-jim-inhofe-bp-political-action-committee

The melting of Antarctica was already really bad. It just got worse.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/03/16/the-melting-of-antarctica-was-already-really-bad-it-just-got-worse/

Wait, a toy company published *what* in its magazine for girls? - WTF? Shame on Lego
http://www.upworthy.com/wait-a-toy-company-published-what-in-its-magazine-for-girls?c=upw1&u=9895a9ab644176c6c4de52fc11739e66eec4e039

France Decrees New Rooftops Must Be Covered in Plants or Solar Panels - Well done France!
http://www.alternet.org/environment/france-decrees-new-rooftops-must-be-covered-plants-or-solar-panels?akid=12919.204376.nLLrPj&rd=1&src=newsletter1033646&t=23

'Monster salamanders' found in fossilised mass grave
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32016625

Gold in faeces 'worth millions’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32026636

'Largest ever asteroid impact' found in Australia
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-32028173

With New Nonstick Coating, the Wait, and Waste, Is Over - sounds wonderful but how toxic is it?
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/science/with-new-nonstick-coating-the-wait-and-waste-is-over.html?emc=edit_th_20150324&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Indian two-year-old sets national archery record
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-32046302

Bringing Russian bathhouses to Britain
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31932149

Obama smells smoke at Science Fair prompting British joke
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32027085

Exposing America's Billionaire Welfare Ranchers
http://www.alternet.org/economy/exposing-americas-billionaire-welfare-ranchers?akid=12926.204376.iJl_5n&rd=1&src=newsletter1033774&t=3

$600 Million Fracking Company Sues Tiny Ohio Town for Its Water - does this seems wrong to you?
http://www.alternet.org/fracking/fracking-company-sues-ohio-village-their-water?akid=12926.204376.iJl_5n&rd=1&src=newsletter1033774&t=13

Millions of Americans Are Embarrassingly Ill-Informed – And They Do Not Care
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/millions-americans-are-embarrassingly-ill-informed-and-they-do-not-care-0?akid=12926.204376.iJl_5n&rd=1&src=newsletter1033774&t=19

A lawyer shows up at a 'right-to-work' hearing. And ... cue the laughter.
http://www.upworthy.com/a-lawyer-shows-up-at-a-right-to-work-hearing-and-cue-the-laughter?c=upw1&u=9895a9ab644176c6c4de52fc11739e66eec4e039

Living With Lava, a Slow-Motion Disaster
http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000003584147/living-with-lava-a-slow-motion-disaster.html?emc=edit_th_20150325&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Arizona woman cleared after 22 years on death row: 'This is not happiness’ - WTF?
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/24/arizona-debra-milke-cleared-22-years-death-row

Florida Govt. Employee Punished and Told to Seek Mental Health Evaluation After Using Term 'Climate Change’
http://www.alternet.org/environment/florida-govt-employee-punished-and-told-seek-mental-health-evaluation-after-using-term?akid=12917.204376.CYiogf&rd=1&src=newsletter1033595&t=19

Jon Stewart Slams Big Food For ‘Death Menu of Artificial Chemicals, Antibiotics and Cool Ranch Carcinogens’
http://www.alternet.org/food/jon-stewart-slams-big-food-death-menu-artificial-chemicals-antibiotics-and-cool-ranch?akid=12917.204376.CYiogf&rd=1&src=newsletter1033595&t=11

Jon Stewart's Hilarious Takedown of Ted Cruz's Presidential Announcement
http://www.alternet.org/jon-stewarts-hilarious-takedown-ted-cruzs-presidential-announcement?akid=12925.204376.HjYmks&rd=1&src=newsletter1033738&t=6

This NY Bill Could Effectively Make You a Felon If You're Arrested During a Protest
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/ny-bill-could-effectively-make-you-felon-if-youre-arrested-during-protest?akid=12925.204376.HjYmks&rd=1&src=newsletter1033738&t=2

Georgia Women Arrested Protesting Bill That Would Let Employers Fire Women Who've Had An Abortion
http://www.alternet.org/gender/georgia-women-arrested-protesting-bill-would-let-employers-fire-women-whove-had-abortion?akid=12925.204376.HjYmks&rd=1&src=newsletter1033738&t=16

Mama and Baby Otter: Squee
http://www.bbcamerica.com/earth-night/videos/mama-and-baby-otter-squee/?j=799597&e=bWljaGFlbDc5OUBvcHRvbmxpbmUubmV0&l=30_HTML&u=61225774&mid=7001778&jb=131&cm_mmc=ExactTarget-_-email-_-BBC+America+Newsletter_2015-03_25+Copy-_-email&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=BBC+America+Newsletter_2015-03_25+Copy

‘Harry Potter’ Meets ‘Uptown Funk’ in Magical Parody
http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2015/03/watch-harry-potter-meets-uptown-funk-in-magical-parody/

Hilarious Video: Florida's Chief of Emergency Management Mocked for Refusing to Say the Words 'Climate Change’ - FL a state run by MORONS
http://www.alternet.org/environment/hilarious-video-floridas-chief-emergency-management-mocked-refusing-say-words-climate?akid=12929.204376.UkxlC9&rd=1&src=newsletter1033822&t=9

direct link:
http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/worker-sent-home-for-sharing-climate-change-views--416138307895

'Eat rice cold for fewer calories’
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-32019176

WHY WHITE, SOLAR-REFLECTING PAINT IS GREENER THAN A ROOFTOP GARDEN - still think the green garden is more pleasing to the eye.
http://sierraclub.org/sierra/2015-2-march-april/one-hand/why-white-solar-reflecting-paint-greener-rooftop-garden?suppress=true&src=1link&utm_source=greenlife&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE NEARSIGHTED? - doesn’t quite wash with me. I was outside most of my childhood.
http://www.popsci.com/why-are-so-many-people-nearsighted?dom=tw&src=SOC

A Loss for Words
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/30/a-loss-for-words

We know where you’ve been: Ars acquires 4.6M license plate scans from the cops
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/we-know-where-youve-been-ars-acquires-4-6m-license-plate-scans-from-the-cops/3/

Ruins found in remote Argentinian jungle 'may be secret Nazi hideout’
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/23/nazis-secret-hideout-found-in-remote-argentinian-jungle

Starling slaughter leaves northern Nevada awash with rotting birds - they should have never killed the birds in the first place!
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/24/starling-slaughter-northern-nevada-department-agriculture

Search the skies with the Bradford Robotic Telescope
http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2015/mar/24/search-the-skies-with-the-bradford-robotic-telescope

The Art and Science of Art Conservation
http://www.theguardian.com/science/grrlscientist/2015/mar/23/the-art-and-science-of-art-conservation

If Republicans Did Get Intel From Israeli Spies, They Could Be Charged Under Espionage Act - Whoa!
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/03/24/if-republicans-did-get-intel-from-israeli-spies-they-could-be-charged-under-espionage-act/

John Oliver goes off on a terrible practice that was supposed to be outlawed in the 1830s.
http://www.upworthy.com/john-oliver-goes-off-on-a-terrible-practice-that-was-supposed-to-be-outlawed-in-the-1830s?c=upw1&u=9895a9ab644176c6c4de52fc11739e66eec4e039

Trans-Pacific Partnership Seen as Door for Foreign Suits Against U.S. one of many reasons this abortion of rights should be ditched, filed in #13, etc.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/business/trans-pacific-partnership-seen-as-door-for-foreign-suits-against-us.html?emc=edit_th_20150326&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Gregory Walcott, Actor Known for ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space,’ Dies at 87
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/arts/television/gregory-walcott-actor-known-for-plan-9-from-outer-space-dies-at-87.html?emc=edit_th_20150326&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

A-level textbook Alain Anderton’s Economics most popular book at Bank of England - ah…think you might want to be a bit scared here
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/alevel-textbook-alain-andertons-economics-most-popular-book-at-bank-of-england-10128471.html

New Copyright Law Threatens to Put Artists Like Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons in Jail - read it, it is insane.
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/british-copyright-law-criminalizes-breaches-279948

They Really Don’t Like the Rest of Us - some people are really, no really scumbags!
http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2015/03/26/they-really-dont-like-the-rest-of-us/

'Cat litter mix' closed US nuclear waste repository - sorry, but who was the genius that decided to use cat litter?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32079504

Dark matter 'ghosts' through galactic smash-ups
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32066013

Antarctic ice shelf thinning speeds up
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31965454

China's Ili Pika: The 'magic bunny' goes viral - yep, it’s cute.
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-32079630

Millions of eels journey from Bermuda to Britain and back
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32082388

Walmart, Lowe's, Safeway, and Nordstrom Are Bankrolling a Nationwide Campaign to Gut Workers' Comp - wake up folks
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/03/arawc-walmart-campaign-against-workers-compensation

Here is a list:
• AmWINS
• Big Lots Stores, Inc.
• Brookdale
• Combined Group
• Dillard’s, Inc.
• J. B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
• Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
• Nordstrom, Inc.
• Macy’s
• PartnerSource
• Providence Risk & Insurance Services, Inc.
• Safeway, Inc.
• Sedgwick, Inc.
• Sysco Corporation
• Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Sponsoring Members
• Great American Insurance Company
• Whole Foods
Associate Members
• Brinker International
• Highway Transport Logistics
• Midlands

Friend Members
• Daryl Flood Relocation & Logistics
• OccMD

How Romans wiped their butts after going to the bathroom.
http://cienciahistorica.com/articles-in-english/how-romans-wiped-their-butts-after-going-to-the-bathroom/

Shocking Dash Cam Video Shows Detroit Police Brutally Beating Innocent Man
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/shocking-dash-cam-video-shows-detroit-police-brutally-beating-innocent-man?akid=12934.204376.zaBoaV&rd=1&src=newsletter1033882&t=11

Jon Stewart Hilariously Ridicules Rick Scott for Banning the Words 'Climate Change’
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/watch-jon-stewart-hilariously-ridicules-rick-scott-banning-words-climate-change?akid=12934.204376.zaBoaV&rd=1&src=newsletter1033882&t=5

UK chocolatier creates seven-foot tall Easter egg http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-32100229

Roots
http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2015/03/28/roots/

How a bee sting saved my life: poison as medicine
http://mosaicscience.com/story/how-bee-sting-saved-my-life-poison-medicine

Japan Wants You to Believe That These Coal Plants Will Help the Environment - why not build solar plants? Climate finance? My you know what.
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/03/japan-coal-climate-finance

Should Your State Be Able to Ignore the Nation's Most Important Pollution Law?
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/03/senate-gop-proposes-bill-gut-obamas-climate-plan

A better way to capture carbon
https://cosmosmagazine.com/technology/better-way-capture-carbon

Authors: end to censored versions of books is 'victory for the world of dirt’ - yeah right, the “child” objected to it.
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/mar/27/clean-reader-books-app-censorship-victory-authors-celebrate

The epic fallout of Indiana's anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' law - Ok, the man is just stupid, he signed into law the RFRA and he doesn’t think it will be used to discriminate against gays, lesbians or people they just don’t like.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/29/1374141/-The-epic-fallout-of-Indiana-s-anti-LGBT-religious-freedom-law?detail=email

I did go so far to check that the yarn and fabric products I use are not made in Indiana. And quite frankly, if I find anything else in this house that comes from that state it will be used no more. And as far as the religious people who think they have been bullied into silence…religion has no place in government. You have a right to your beliefs but keep it in your homes and churches and don’t force it on the rest of America. Separation of church and state - and if religion wants to play politics they should start paying taxes.

Ohio lawmaker's personal story of rape and abortion interrupted by male colleagues laughing - the women who raised these morons should be slapped up side of the head.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/27/1373677/-Ohio-lawmaker-s-personal-story-of-rape-and-abortion-interrupted-by-male-colleagues-laughing?detail=email

America Can Afford To Increase Social Security, Despite What The Washington Post Says
http://www.alternet.org/media/america-can-afford-increase-social-security-despite-what-washington-post-says?akid=12954.308485.wLutcH&rd=1&src=newsletter1034034&t=15

The Purple Frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis)

http://www.thebiologistapprentice.com/blog/the-purple-frog-nasikabatrachus-sahyadrensis

Arizona Wants Doctors to Tell Patients that Abortions Can Be “Reversed” - forcing doctors to spout quackery?
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2015/03/26/arizona_abortion_bill_no_abortions_can_t_be_reversed.html

1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-32117815

Breakthrough for understanding whale communication
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32123131

Astronomia watch costs $500,000+
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31966690

The secret world of animated doll videos
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32042509

Union cancels Indiana conference over 'un-American' discrimination law - good
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/30/1374370/-Union-cancels-Indiana-conference-over-un-American-discrimination-law?detail=email

Activists 'Shut Down' Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/27/1373887/-Activists-Shut-Down-Nestl-Water-Bottling-Plant-in-Sacramento?detail=email

As backlash against Indiana's license-to-discriminate law grows, damage control is failing
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/30/1374318/-As-backlash-against-Indiana-s-license-to-discriminate-law-grows-damage-control-is-failing?detail=email

FL Legislator's "Revenge" Bill Goes After Children Allowing ALL Discrimination! (Take That Indiana!)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/28/1374050/-FL-Legislator-s-Revenge-Bill-Goes-After-Children-Allowing-ALL-Discrimination-Take-That-Indiana?detail=email

Indiana Bill Signing Guest Bigots
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/29/1374042/-Indiana-Bill-Signing-Guest-Bigots?detail=email

Secrets of Velvet Worm Slime
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003598440/secrets-of-velvet-worm-slime.html?emc=edit_th_20150331&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Ex-CFO Stands up to Chik-Fil-A, Loses Job, Livelyhood, Ends up on Food Stamps. ABC Thinks it's Funny - And Chik-Fil-A keeps on giving to bigoted groups.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/30/1374327/-Ex-CFO-Stands-up-to-Chik-Fil-A-Loses-Job-Livelyhood-Ends-up-on-Food-Stamps-ABC-Thinks-it-s-Funny?detail=email

Arizona school officials protest education cuts, so the legislature makes their protests illegal - come on people…WAKE UP!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/28/1374000/-Arizona-school-officials-protest-education-cuts-so-the-legislature-makes-their-protests-illegal?detail=email

Nashville Prosecutors Have Made Sterilization of Women Part of Plea Deals—Recently - WTF???
http://www.alternet.org/gender/nashville-prosecutors-have-made-sterilization-women-part-plea-deals-least-4-times-last-5?akid=12958.204376.0Pnrki&rd=1&src=newsletter1034129&t=1

Woman Records Parole Officer Sexually Assaulting Her During Home Visit
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/woman-records-parole-officer-sexually-assaulting-her-during-probation-home-visit?akid=12955.204376.3LzAMy&rd=1&src=newsletter1034075&t=1

John Oliver Explains Why April Fool's Day Is the Worst
http://www.alternet.org/video/john-oliver-explains-why-april-fools-day-worst?akid=12955.204376.3LzAMy&rd=1&src=newsletter1034075&t=19

George Takei: Boycott Indiana
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/george-takei-boycott-indiana

After Vicious Smear Campaign by Ted Cruz Adviser, Second Missouri GOP Official Commits Suicide - well, you can’t tell me that Cruz didn’t know about this.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/after-vicious-smear-campaign-ted-cruz-adviser-two-missouri-gop-officials-commit?akid=12956.204376.SsJ84k&rd=1&src=newsletter1034088&t=9

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March 17th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, we will celebrate with a corned beef - the only time we eat red meat each year - and all of the trimmings.

I am almost done with the center section of the LeHe shawl. Now I have to start figuring out what border I want to use before doing the final lace border. Hum?

Knitters gather for Edinburgh Yarn Festival
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-31886760

In a funny, although extremely embarrassing interview with Bob Schaffer on Meet the Press Sunday we found out that Tom Cotton doesn’t know where Tehran is. LOL! Why do my fellow Americans elect these morons?

I am in the process of repainting my office. Smells like paint around here. Going with a bold color too.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

John Oliver Ridicules United States' Racist, Colonialist Attitude Toward Its Territories absolutely right.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/john-oliver-ridicules-united-states-racist-colonialist-attitude-toward-its?akid=12867.204376.tdXzD0&rd=1&src=newsletter1032999&t=5

Robert Reich: How Big Corporations Are Systematically Screwing Us Over
http://www.alternet.org/economy/robert-reich-how-big-corporations-are-systematically-screwing-us-over?akid=12867.204376.tdXzD0&rd=1&src=newsletter1032999&t=8

The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Is Still Real—And the Media Is Really Stupid
http://www.alternet.org/media/vast-right-wing-conspiracy-still-real-and-media-really-stupid?akid=12867.204376.tdXzD0&rd=1&src=newsletter1032999&t=11

Bambi is not so nice after all
http://io9.com/field-cameras-catch-deer-eating-birds-wait-why-do-deer-1689440870

Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, dies at 59
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31801198

Brazil femicide law signed by President Rousseff
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31810284

Looks like she quit - no more lava
http://www.ruv.is/frett/ekki-glod-i-gignum-i-holuhrauni-myndband

Republicans at Selma didn't want to spoil a good photo op with talk of voting rights - apparently only there for the photo op.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/09/1369538/-Republicans-at-Selma-didn-t-want-to-spoil-a-good-photo-op-with-talk-of-voting-nbsp-rights

Iran's Foreign Minister responds to the letter from 47 Republican Senators - the stupid 47 learns a lesson, well, maybe
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/09/1369700/-BREAKING-Iran-s-Foreign-Minister-responds-to-the-letter-from-47-Republican-Senators?detail=email

NY Daily News Denounces GOP Senate as "Traitors" on their Front Page
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/10/1369771/-NY-Daily-News-Denounces-GOP-Senate-as-Traitors?detail=email

John Oliver: 'How is Daylight Saving Time still a thing?'
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/09/1369543/-John-Oliver-How-is-Daylight-Saving-Time-still-a-thing?detail=email

Talking About Climate Change Banned in Florida? - FL better wake up, it will be underwater soon.
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/29540-talking-about-climate-change-banned-in-florida

Chameleon colours 'switched by crystals'
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31819588

The glove that makes sounds through touch
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31808076

The Centrifuge Brain Project
https://vimeo.com/58293017

Six years too late, media call Congressional Republicans ‘traitors'
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/10/1370035/-Six-years-too-late-media-call-Congressional-Republicans-traitors?detail=email

Frat that declared 'there will never be a n*gg*r in SAE' hazed black student to death
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/10/1369823/-Frat-which-declared-they-ll-never-be-a-nigg-r-in-SAE-recently-killed-hazed-black-pledgee-to-death?detail=email

Affluent suburb locks up garbage man for waking them up - I think these people should be allowed to sit in their own trash all summer
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/10/1369833/-Affluent-suburb-locks-up-garbage-man-for-waking-them-up?detail=email

Mississippi deputy fired after online gamers record his racist rant
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/10/1369864/-Mississippi-deputy-fired-after-online-gamers-record-his-racist-rant?detail=email

The Shocking Tax Loophole for Corporations that Commit Crimes
http://www.alternet.org/economy/shocking-tax-loophole-corporations-commit-crimes?akid=12882.204376.vlgaNd&rd=1&src=newsletter1033126&t=3

Jon Stewart Skewers GOP Letter to Iran—'We're Cuckoo Bananas!’
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/watch-jon-stewart-skewers-gop-letter-iran-were-cuckoo-bananas?akid=12882.204376.vlgaNd&rd=1&src=newsletter1033126&t=8

Arkansas Republican Gave Adopted Girls to Rapist Because They Were ‘Possessed By Demons’: Report - and the people of Arkansas elected this moron? Demons? These people should be in mental hospital.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/arkansas-republican-gave-adopted-girls-rapist-because-they-were-possessed-demons? akid=12883.204376.WSoYxJ&rd=1&src=newsletter1033146&t=24

Scientists have a warning for California residents: Prepare for the 'Big One’
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/11/1370144/-Scientists-have-a-warning-for-California-residents-Prepare-for-the-Big-One?detail=email

How Sugar Lobbying Influenced U.S. Government-Funded Research
http://www.psmag.com/politics-and-law/the-not-so-sweet-side-to-the-sugar-industry

Making Grilled Cheese Without a Recipe - why would you need a recipe in the first place?
http://www.nytimes.com/video/dining/100000003551019/making-grilled-cheese-without-a-recipe.html?emc=edit_th_20150312&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, dies aged 66
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31858156#%22

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/150302-honduras-lost-city-monkey-god-maya-ancient-archaeology/

Faith Groups Are Trying To Block Emergency Contraception For Raped Migrant Children - these people are just sleezy for not helping these women
http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2015/03/05/3627571/faith-refugee-contraception/

Oklahoma House passes bill restricting marriage to people of faith - tripling down on stupid
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2015/03/oklahoma-house-passes-bill-restricting-marriage-to-people-of-faith/

Nasa captures images of Sun's first major solar flare of 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31859690

Cyclone Pam: 'Even my hotel is shaking'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31866961

Hubble finds 'best evidence' for Ganymede subsurface ocean
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31865815

South Africa couple's joy: 'Reunited with our baby after 17 years'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31860233

Germany court orders measles sceptic to pay 100,000 euros
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31864218

First Scottish-grown tea goes on sale
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-31860456

While the rest of the world wasn't looking, Mongolia managed to achieve something kind of amazing.
http://www.upworthy.com/while-the-rest-of-the-world-wasnt-looking-mongolia-managed-to-achieve-something-kind-of-amazing?c=upw1&u=9895a9ab644176c6c4de52fc11739e66eec4e039

Blaming Protesters for Ferguson Police Shootings Is a Deliberate Tactic
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/blaming-protesters-ferguson-police-shootings-deliberate-tactic?


10 Horrifying Facts About GOP Senator Tom Cotton - #11 - he’s an imbecile!
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/10-horrifying-facts-about-gop-senator-tom-cotton?akid=12890.204376.QmvYRS&rd=1&src=newsletter1033204&t=10

Arkansas Republican Who Gave Girls to Rapist ‘Regularly’ Performed Exorcisms on Unruly Preschoolers - it just keeps getting worse

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/arkansas-republican-who-gave-girls-rapist-regularly-performed-exorcisms-unruly?akid=12890.204376.QmvYRS&rd=1&src=newsletter1033204&t=16

6 Insane Ways the Church of Scientology Has Tried to Silence Its Critics
http://www.alternet.org/culture/6-insane-ways-church-scientology-has-tried-silence-its-critics?akid=12890.204376.QmvYRS&rd=1&src=newsletter1033204&t=4

Tales From the World’s Longest Yard Sale
http://www.nytimes.com/video/travel/100000003554473/tales-from-the-worlds-longest-yard-sale.html?emc=edit_th_20150313&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Denver Officer Fired After Video Shows Him Putting His Knee on Woman's Neck Until She Passes Out
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/denver-officer-fired-after-video-shows-him-putting-his-knee-womans-neck-until-she?akid=12888.204376.xlVCy3&rd=1&src=newsletter1033189&t=7

Powdered Alcohol Is Now Legal and Ready to Be Smuggled into Your Favorite Sport Event or Concert
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/powdered-alcohol-now-legal-and-ready-be-smuggled-your-favorite-sport-event-or?akid=12888.204376.xlVCy3&rd=1&src=newsletter1033189&t=15

Jon Stewart Destroys 'Morning Joe' and Fox for Blaming Racism on Rap
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-destroys-morning-joe-and-fox-blaming-racism-rap?akid=12888.204376.xlVCy3&rd=1&src=newsletter1033189&t=5

Elderly Indian nun gang-raped in convent school attack
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-31887764

Virunga mountain gorillas under threat
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31881086

Meteor photographed from Loch Ness
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-31904273

The Milky Way May Be More Enormous Than We Ever Imagined - cool!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/12/milky-way-size-bigger_n_6849548.html

Watch Jon Stewart slam Governor Christie’s affair with Exxon
http://350.org/watch-jon-stewart-slam-governor-christies-affair-with-exxon/?akid=6379.44102.sxMFhP&rd=1&t=1

How Two Obscure Court Verdicts In Europe Could Impact Americans' Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Taxes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/josephsteinberg/2015/03/15/how-two-obscure-court-verdicts-in-europe-could-impact-americans-privacy-cybersecurity-and-taxes/?utm_source=NSHR+Rapid+Response&utm_campaign=caef157a40-NSHR_Alerts_News_October_9&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a915757be-caef157a40-391758205

Tom Cotton’s Unpatriotic Forefathers: Treasonous Iran Letter Not First Time GOP Has Crossed the Line
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/tom-cottons-unpatriotic-forefathers-treasonous-iran-letter-not-first-time-gop?akid=12895.204376.OHpqfl&rd=1&src=newsletter1033316&t=11

Bad Kindle Covers
http://kindlecoverdisasters.tumblr.com/

Koch Industries refuses to comply with US senators' climate investigation
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/13/koch-industries-refuses-senators-climate-investigation

C.I.A. Cash Ended Up in Coffers of Al Qaeda - well, with agencies like the CIA we don’t need enemies
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/world/asia/cia-funds-found-their-way-into-al-qaeda-coffers.html


The Ugly Truth Behind Chris Christie's Sweetheart Deal with Exxon
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/ugly-truth-behind-chris-christies-sweetheart-deal-exxon?akid=12892.204376.WHxx4e&rd=1&src=newsletter1033236&t=5

Watch Sen. Ted Cruz bomb on stage, because it's funny - the man is a moron
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/12/1370453/-Watch-Sen-Ted-Cruz-bomb-on-stage-because-it-s-funny?detail=email

Rachel Maddow points out major newspapers' scorching editorials slamming the 47 GOP senators
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/12/1370408/-Rachel-Maddow-points-out-major-newspapers-scorching-editorials-slamming-the-47-GOP-Senators?detail=email

Scientists may have made an Alzheimer's breakthrough treatment using ultrasound
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/12/1370415/-Scientists-may-have-made-an-Alzheimer-s-breakthrough-treatment-using-ultrasound?detail=email

Large areas of Europe, Russia and the US will experience persistent heat extremes during summer
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/12/1370535/-Large-areas-of-Europe-Russia-and-the-US-will-experience-persistant-heat-extremes-during-summer?detail=email

Large Hadron Collider: Dark matter's 'gang of four’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31913436

Penguins' waddle analysed by scientists
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31914783

Spain finds Don Quixote writer Cervantes' tomb in Madrid - why was it lost?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31852032

Photographic Proof That New Yorkers Will Read Books Absolutely Anywhere
http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2015/03/12/lawrence_schwarzwald_a_new_york_photographer_captures_candid_images_of_people.html

Bird in the Wind
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003566988/bird-in-the-wind.html?emc=edit_th_20150317&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

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March 9th

I have this pet peeve…Why can’t the companies who produce lotion containers make their product pump every little bit of the lotion out of the bottle? Right now I have about ½ Cup of lotion in the bottom of the bottle and will have to dig it out! You would think it would be a simple thing.

Of course, Dearest just walked in and found it fascinating that I was not ranting about something more relevant to the world than the underachieving lotion bottle pump. LOL!

I have to give my hand a rest from quilting for a bit so I started a lace shawl. So far this strategy is working and the first sit down knitting produced quite a few inches. I am knitting the Lehe shawl from the Estonian lace book but I am going to make a few changes. After the center section gets finished I am going to put another section all the way round the center before doing the lace border. The shawl that I made for my Aunt Shelia years ago was a bit too small - I like bigger shawls.

Foxtrot Lehe


The weather here this morning is above freezing and there is a bit of melting going on. We also did the time change thing this past weekend - I really hate it, but I won’t rant today.

And just since it has been a while…cat spam... She is determined that I get nothing done this morning.

Morgan determined 3_15
morgan_working


Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Alaska Republican Suggests Bringing in ‘Predator’ Wolves to Solve Community’s ‘Homeless Problem’ - I have come to the conclusion that there ARE people who are totally unredeemable. I can’t believe this comes out of a human beings mouth. Of course, he may not be a human at all.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/alaska-republican-suggests-bringing-predator-wolves-solve-communitys-homeless?akid=12860.204376.ij-nhq&rd=1&src=newsletter1032886&t=18

Jon Stewart Slams Ferguson Cops and Fox News
http://www.alternet.org/jon-stewart-slams-ferguson-cops-and-fox-news

Hot water from a 'satellite dish’?
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31714444

The sandwich with its own festival
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02l6vkl

China takes Under the Dome anti-pollution film offline
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31778115

The fist 10 minutes can still be seen on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1A7PBMK3dU

Part 2 is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKxnQxyOXfI

Complex Societies Evolved without Belief in All-Powerful Deity - but, when they wanted to control they invented gods.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/complex-societies-evolved-without-belief-in-all-powerful-deity1/

The art of science - Wellcome Images 2015
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31630933

Chuck Jones’ 9 Rules For Drawing Road Runner Cartoons, or How to Create a Minimalist Masterpiece
http://www.openculture.com/2015/03/chuck-jones-9-rules-for-drawing-road-runner-cartoons.html

'The biggest ongoing disaster in the United States you haven't heard of’
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/22/1233033/--The-biggest-ongoing-disaster-in-the-United-States-you-haven-t-heard-of?detail=email

Rep. Justin Harris took in three sibling girls, turned one back to DHS before finalizing adoption - the more you learn the sicker it gets
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/06/1369078/-Rep-Justin-Harris-took-in-three-sibling-girls-turned-one-back-to-DHS-before-finalizing-adoption?detail=email

THIS Is a Lesson of How to Hit Back Vs. O'Reilly & RW Lying Bloviating Buffoons Covering for the 1%
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/06/1369114/-THIS-Is-a-Lesson-of-How-to-Hit-Back-Vs-O-Reilly-RW-Lying-Bloviating-Buffoons-Covering-for-the-1?detail=email

This 21 Year Old Woman Is Facing Decades in Prison for Trying to Escape Her Abuser
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/tragic-story-how-police-prosecutors-and-self-defense-laws-failed-domestic-abuse?akid=12865.308485.87mNSR&rd=1&src=newsletter1032964&t=2

Professor At Koch-Funded University Department Calls For 'Less Democracy’
http://www.alternet.org/education/now-theyre-saying-it-public-professor-koch-funded-university-department-calls-less?akid=12864.204376.RPq_P_&rd=1&src=newsletter1032937&t=9

One Simple Way to Save American Democracy: Get Serious About Taxing the Mega-Rich
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/one-simple-way-save-american-democracy-get-serious-about-taxing-mega-rich?akid=12864.204376.RPq_P_&rd=1&src=newsletter1032937&t=25

A Breath of Fresh Air
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/style/bill-cunningham-a-breath-of-fresh-air.html?emc=edit_th_20150308&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

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March 6th

More snow! We had sleet and rain yesterday. This batch of the white stuff is supposed to reach anywhere from 3-6”. Yep, winter wonderland again. Ah, here come the plows.

On the cool side of life the chipmunks have emerged from their dens to run around in the mornings on top of the snow banks. I would think that the hungry hawks would take advantage of this but so far they haven’t. As a side note, I was in the garage this morning and the little brats had apparently hidden a stash of nuts inside and I caught two of them sneaking - yes, like on tip toes - behind me and then under the garage door. LOL!

I managed to get almost all of the way across the bottom seam on the quilt and finished it up the night before last. Then played with various ways to do top border.

Last night we drove over to Tarrytown (yes, through the snow) to see friend Janis in concert with Tom Paxton. It was good to see her and the concert was fun, although a bit different from the usual Janis concert. I did manage to fall in love with the mandolin again - I am really going to have to get one one of these days…but, I am getting off topic. We arrived early, saw Janis backstage and then left so she could get ready. Paul and friend Jim went to the tavern and I…wait for it…went to the yarn store right next to the theatre!!!!!

Tarrytown yarn


No need to say anything else on this subject. :)

It was a late night and I feel like a nap this afternoon.

I was appalled that the US Congress would invite Benjamin Netanyahu to address them. At best the man is a terrorist who runs an apartheid state and treats others in his region as the Nazis did the Jews. Shame on the Congress.

My husband sent me a blog post from Why Evolution is True this mornings post showing a friends cat. He looked exactly like my Striderpuss. Made my heart ache - I still miss my bud.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

'First human' discovered in Ethiopia
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31718336

Autism is largely down to genes, twin study suggests - so much for the anti-vaxers.
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31713147

Pat Robertson: Smoking Pot Is ‘Slavery to Vegetables,’ But God Can ‘Set You Free’ - Slavery to Vegetables? I'd say that those people who give this man money are experiencing slavery to a vegetable
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/pat-robertson-smoking-pot-slavery-vegetables-god-can-set-you-free?akid=12843.204376.pfBbwd&rd=1&src=newsletter1032710&t=18

Magic 'metamaterials' storm physics
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31725045

New threats to wild bees identified
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31709115

The robot that can play the violin
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31696001

Black girl 'forced out of Alabama school’
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31721794

Runaway coatimundi recaptured in Buckinghamshire
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-31726845

'Fairy control' to halt tiny doors in Somerset woods - spoil sports!
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-30687171

Leonard Nimoy in a soundtrack for the atomic bomb - always loved his voice.
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150303-soundtrack-for-the-atomic-bomb

Dramatic volcanic eruption in Chile - new film
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31721795

These girls are funny - Welcome to The Catering Show (language alert for those of you who can’t take it)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ5Hn-5l2o4&list=PLZFXeozdia12APH8n9xsVNhd5qallmrz2&feature=iv&src_vid=4yr_etbfZtQ&annotation_id=annotation_3190365825

Here is the Christmas show!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwoR3fkcJ9g&list=PLZFXeozdia12APH8n9xsVNhd5qallmrz2&index=6

Quiting sugar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UZJRR8OHhY&index=3&list=PLZFXeozdia12APH8n9xsVNhd5qallmrz2

Ferguson police racially biased says US Justice Department - no shit, really? Ys think?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31720166

Americans Love K-Cups, but Their Creator Regrets Inventing Them - well, some do.
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/03/creator-k-cup-regrets-inventing-them?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-03-03

Green Burial Method Turns Loved Ones Into Trees
http://www.care2.com/causes/green-burial-method-turns-loved-ones-into-trees.html

Nuke Your Guts Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi_kRXrYNSs&feature=youtu.be

After comments on vaccinations, Jimmy Kimmel reads 'Mean Tweets' (and punches back) - go get’em Kimmel
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/03/1368268/-After-comments-on-vaccinations-Jimmy-Kimmel-reads-Mean-Tweets-and-punches-back?detail=email

A Major Surge in Atmospheric Warming Is Probably Coming in the Next Five Years
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/03/1368182/-A-Major-Surge-in-Atmospheric-Warming-Is-Probably-Coming-in-the-Next-Five-Years?detail=email

Alabama police taser electrical engineer at his own housewarming party
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/03/1368321/-Alabama-police-taser-electrical-engineer-at-his-own-housewarming-party?detail=email

SC bill aims to prove state gun-friendly through NRA curriculum in schools
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/12/sc-bill-aims-to-prove-state-gun-friendly-through-nra-curriculum-in-schools.html

New Species appropriately nicknamed ‘Sparklemuffin’ and ‘Skeletorus’ - cool little dudes
http://scienceblogs.com/lifelines/2015/02/27/new-species-appropriately-nicknamed-sparklemuffin-and-skeletorus/

Meet Pierre Omidyar! A handy primer for new First Look hires
http://pando.com/2015/02/28/meet-pierre-omidyar-a-handy-primer-for-new-first-look-hires/

Gas Industry’s Solution to Toxic Wastewater: Spray It on Roads - WTF?
http://www.newsweek.com/oil-and-gas-wastewater-used-de-ice-roads-new-york-and-pennsylvania-little-310684

"Medicare Part E": A Framework for Universal Health Care
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/29427-economists-demand-universal-health-care

GMO Inside Presents: Pita Chip PSA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CJ6811mgWw

Officials try to trace 'mystery amphibian’
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-31748742

Ultracold-Resistant Chemical on Titan Could Allow It to Harbor Life
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ultracold-resistant-chemical-on-titan-could-allow-it-to-harbor-life/

Scientists reveal the real reason you have eyelashes - there is a reason for everything but I still haven’t figured out the reason that ticks exist.
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-eyelash-length-science-20150225-story.html

Watch These Public Urinators Get a Little ‘Pee-Back’

http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/03/04/watch-public-urinators-get-peeback?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-03-04

Laughter is the Best Medicine – Tricicle
https://jiescribano.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/ot-laughter-is-the-best-medicine-tricicle/#like-8131

A customer walked into his pizza shop and changed Philadelphia with $1 and a single Post-it note.
http://www.upworthy.com/a-customer-walked-into-his-pizza-shop-and-changed-philadelphia-with-1-and-a-single-post-it-note?c=upw1

Everglades To Be Killed This October by Florida's Own Koch Brothers
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/04/1368460/-Everglades-To-Be-Killed-This-October-by-Florida-s-Own-Koch-Brothers?detail=email

Oldest known footage of NYC surfaces
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/04/1368519/-Oldest-known-footage-of-NYC-surfaces?detail=email

No more bacon: Whistleblowers tell a pretty gross tale about the USDA
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/04/1368280/-No-more-bacon-Whistleblowers-tell-a-pretty-gross-tale-about-the-USDA?detail=email

Orange County attorney has filed a 'Sodomite Suppression Act' with the penalty of death attached
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/04/1368492/-Orange-County-attorney-has-filed-a-Sodomite-Suppression-Act-with-the-penalty-of-death-attached?detail=email

This Humble Food Is a Nutritional Powerhouse -- and It Changed the Lives of Hippies, Environmentalists, and Gun-Toting Rednecks
http://www.alternet.org/food/humble-food-nutritional-powerhouse-and-it-changed-lives-hippies-environmentalists-and-gun?akid=12851.204376.c4uzSZ&rd=1&src=newsletter1032803&t=16

'Oldest human brain' may have been preserved by mud
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-31724846

North Carolina Legalizes Call Girls For Politicians - Hey! it is the family values party hard at work!
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/02/27/gifts-for-politicians/

The Town From "True Blood" Is Filled With Toxic Explosives the EPA Fears Will Blow Up
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/03/david-vitter-camp-minden-true-blood

Under the Radar, Big Media Internet Giants Get Massive Access to Everything About You
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/under-radar-big-media-internet-giants-get-massive-access-everything-about-you?akid=12858.204376.tTq6T5&rd=1&src=newsletter1032849&t=2

John Oliver points out a terrifying thing about this seemingly normal photo of a bridge. - I just drove over the Tapan zee last night.
http://www.upworthy.com/john-oliver-points-out-a-terrifying-thing-about-this-seemingly-normal-photo-of-a-bridge?c=upw1

100 years ago, people were eating things that most of us will never taste. So what happened?
http://www.upworthy.com/100-years-ago-people-were-eating-things-that-most-of-us-will-never-taste-so-what-happened?c=upw1

University of Oregon commits frightening abuse of power in rape victim case
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/05/1368602/-University-of-Oregon-commits-frightening-abuse-of-power-in-rape-victim-case?detail=email

Yesterday, House Democrats saved Amtrak ... proving again that they're the only ones governing
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/05/1368719/-Yesterday-House-Democrats-saved-Amtrak-proving-again-that-they-re-the-only-ones-governing?detail=email

McConnell urges state gov'ts to commit civil disobedience by refusing to submit clean energy plans
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/05/1368748/-McConnell-urges-state-gov-ts-to-commit-civil-disobedience-by-refusing-to-submit-clean-energy-plans?detail=email

Bison reintroduced into Illinois for the first time in over 100 years
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/05/1368789/-Bison-reintroduced-into-Illinois-for-the-first-time-in-over-100-years?detail=email

Arkansas Rep. Justin Harris gave his adopted children away to a man who raped one of them
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/05/1368833/-Arkansas-Rep-Justin-Harris-gave-his-adopted-children-away-to-a-man-who-raped-one-of-them?detail=email

Einstein’s Telescope
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003552687/out-there-einsteins-telescope.html?emc=edit_th_20150306&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

What We Lose With a Privatized Postal Service
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/29463-what-we-lose-with-a-privatized-postal-service

Greenland Reels: Climate Disrupting Feedbacks Have Begun
http://truth-out.org/news/item/29462-greenland-reels-climate-disrupting-feedbacks-have-begun

An 'ice' hairdo: Frozen hair competition in Canada
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31760606

Islamic State militants destroy ancient art in Nimrud
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31761273

Yet Another Oil Train Has Derailed and Caught Fire
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/03/choo-choo-boom-boom


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March 3rd

I spread the hexi quilt out on the floor and put the bottom border pieces in their proper places and gave myself a start - the left corner was not matching up. LOL! I forgot and fully pieced the left corner piece component. I will have to remove 6 hexis so it fits with the left side border already in place. Dah.

I also have began to wonder if I really need a top border for the quilt - I think I have the length for the bed. When I get the bottom border on I will reaccess the situation.

Here is the completed bottom border. Now I have one long seam to sew to attach it to the rest of the quilt top. Sorry, not yet adapted to taking panorama pictures and stitching them together.

stitched together


I am having a bit of a fit over the spell check on the new OS. For instance, when I want to type Dah it turns it into Dan and it takes about five re-corrections until it accepts what I want. The same goes for lexis, I mean hexis. Oh and reaches - reaccess without the hyphen is another one. ARGH!!!!! This of course happens system wide so emails really have to be scrutinized. Don’t you just love “helpful” apps? NO!

Atheist Bangladeshi-American blogger killed in Dhaka
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31657841

This is the second author who has been murdered in India - that I know of - by some radicalized faction of Islam. Free speech is being attacked worldwide by various religions, corporations and governments. Now who is actually pulling all of the strings? That would make a good research piece for some journalist that would involve some deep digging.

Truly sad to learn of the passing of Leonard Nimoy
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31662024#%22

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31665374

Our NJ Gov. has screwed the people of this state once again. I’d say a scandal is brewing.

Christie Settles $9 Billion NJ Pollution Case Against Exxon for $250 Million - I guess it really pays to buy your politicians.
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/christie-settles-9-billion-nj-pollution-case-against-exxon-250-million?akid=12838.204376.hLXJD1&rd=1&src=newsletter1032614&t=25

Rachel Maddow: Christie pollution deal with Exxon surprises
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show#!#playlists

Oh, and America…you do not want this man as President.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Idaho lawmaker asks doctor if women can swallow a camera for gynecological exams - Well Vito Barbieri may be the leader for the MORON of the Year Award…but it is only February. I can only assume that if someone goes down on him without him wearing a condom he thinks she will get pregnant too.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/23/1366341/-Idaho-lawmaker-asks-doctor-if-women-can-swallow-a-pill-for-gynecological-exams?detail=email

U.S. Geological Survey: Fracking waste is the primary cause of the dramatic rise in earthquakes
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/23/1366282/-U-S-Geological-Survey-Fracking-waste-is-the-primary-cause-in-dramatic-rise-of-earthquakes?detail=email

'Pro Life' GOPer Says It's Fine For Kids to Die in the Name of God - WTF?
http://www.alternet.org/pro-life-goper-says-its-fine-kids-die-name-god?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=3

The Disappeared: Police Detain Americans at Abuse-Laden 'Black Site’
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/disappeared-police-detain-americans-abuse-laden-black-site?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=7

Cop Slaps Homeless Man in the Face For Entering Public Bus Terminal
http://www.alternet.org/watch-cop-slaps-homeless-man-face-entering-public-bus-terminal?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=5

Jon Stewart to Rudy Giuliani: Shuuuuuut Up!
http://www.alternet.org/jon-stewart-rudy-giuliani-shuuuuuut?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=9

Why Do Luna Moths Have Such Absurdly Long Tails?
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/16/why-do-luna-moths-have-such-absurdly-long-tails/

Footage of the moment US house is destroyed in gas blast - whoa
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31617941

Making a thermal heat map of the US - this will lead to an invasion of privacy through sales calls and who gave them permission to do this?
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31611124

'Unique' Roman tombstone found in Cirencester
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-31610266

Sweden: Wedding ring 'found on carrot' after 16 years - on a carrot, ar, ar, ar
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16374283

How Japan zoo prepares for earthquake animal escape - they’re at it again. :)
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31615697

John Oliver brutally mocks political ads for women, and it's hilarious.
http://www.upworthy.com/john-oliver-brutally-mocks-political-ads-for-women-and-its-hilarious?c=upw1

Is The Junk-Food Era Drawing To A Close?
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/02/has-big-food-passed-its-sell-date

Who made the Dirty Dozen this year?
http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/?inlist=Y

FBI Questions Keystone XL Activists
http://loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=15-P13-00008&segmentID=1

Why the Right-Wing Is as Obsessed with Brainwashing Your Kid as Looting Social Security
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/why-right-wing-obsessed-brainwashing-your-kid-stealing-your-social-security?akid=12825.204376.ZJd-ln&rd=1&src=newsletter1032384&t=3

21 Rand Paul Quotes That Expose What a Con Job Libertarianism Is - the first one says it all. He is pandering to the minority
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/rand-paul-quotes-will-destroy-your-faith-libertarianism?akid=12825.204376.ZJd-ln&rd=1&src=newsletter1032384&t=11

Barbara Boxer Knocks It Out Of The F*cking Park On GOP Hatred, Hypocrisy & Irresponsibility - Go get’em Barbara!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/24/1366654/-Barbara-Boxer-Hits-It-Out-Of-The-F-cking-Park-Regarding-Irresponsible-Republicans-The-New-Shutdown?detail=email

Rep. Glenn Grothman urges constituents to keep an eye out for poor people at grocery stores - what an asshole
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/24/1366579/-Rep-Glenn-Grothman-urges-constituents-to-keep-an-eye-out-for-poor-people-at-grocery-stores?detail=email

Elderly man with his hands up tasered by Florida Highway Patrol officer
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/24/1366490/-Elderly-man-with-his-hands-up-tasered-by-Florida-Highway-Patrol-officer-VIDEO?detail=email

The crows who deliver presents
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31608061

Buddhist statue has a mummy inside
http://earthsky.org/earth/buddhist-statue-has-a-mummy-inside

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country - It's official -- trickle-down economics is bunk. Minnesota has proven it once and for all.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-gibson/mark-dayton-minnesota-economy_b_6737786.html 

Netanyahu refuses to meet with Democrats because he doesn't want to appear 'partisan'
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/25/1366753/-Netanyahu-refuses-to-meet-with-Democrats-because-he-doesn-t-want-to-appear-partisan?detail=email

Al Roker says weather phenomenon is the result of climate change
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/25/1366846/-Al-Roker-says-weather-phenomenon-is-the-result-of-climate-change?detail=email

Benjamin Netanyahu Has Been Lying to Americans For 20 Years
http://www.alternet.org/world/benjamin-netanyahu-has-been-lying-americans-20-years?akid=12829.308485.JiXsBQ&rd=1&src=newsletter1032454&t=12

The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kill-the-dispute-settlement-language-in-the-trans-pacific-partnership/2015/02/25/ec7705a2-bd1e-11e4-b274-e5209a3bc9a9_story.html?hpid=z3

Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31655846

Virginia eugenics victims compensated for sterilisation - it is about time. Why did this take so long?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31654546

Mary Queen of Scots gets first public statue in Scotland
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-31643260

'Llama drama' broadcast live in US - fiber on the run
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31653566

Evolution of subway reading
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31616808

Adventurers and Drones Go Into the Volcano for Science - cool…well hot
http://adventureblog.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/20/video-adventurer-and-drones-go-into-the-volcano-for-science/?utm_source=NatGeocom&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=adventure_20150226&utm_campaign=Content

Oklahoma Wants to Ban A.P. U.S. History, and There’s Nothing You Can Do About It
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/18/oklahomas-banning-ap-us-history-and-theres-nothing-you-can-do-about-it?cmpid=tpedu-eml-2015-02-26-degree

John Oliver on net neutrality: Call it 'preventing cable company f***ery' - priceless and worth watching all over again
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/02/1303855/-Jon-Oliver-on-net-neutrality-Call-it-preventing-cable-company-f-ery?detail=email

After nonsensical comments on Net Neutrality, conservatives rage against Ted Cruz - are Rep. starting to wake up to how stupid and/or bought the people they have elected to the Congress really are?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/13/1344716/-After-nonsensical-comments-on-Net-Neutrality-conservatives-rage-against-Ted-Cruz?detail=email

FCC to AT&T: About those net neutrality threats …
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/14/1344980/-FCC-to-AT-T-About-those-net-neutrality-nbsp-threats?detail=facebook?detail=email

Who's Behind the Secretive Group Bashing Elizabeth Warren's Favorite Agency?
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/02/cfpb-us-consumer-coalition-brian-wise-elizabeth-warren

What's Butylated Hydroxyltoluene and Why Is it In Your Food Even Though It's Banned in Europe?
http://www.alternet.org/environment/whats-butylated-hydroxyltoluene-and-why-it-your-food-even-though-its-banned-europe?akid=12833.204376.CAnPuy&rd=1&src=newsletter1032515&t=4

Place Before Jessa


Jessa Duggar Lashes Out at Liberal Christians: You’re Going to Hell — But I’m Not - well actually Dear Jessa is already in a type hell and doesn’t know it. The Hell of Ignorance.
http://www.alternet.org/belief/jessa-duggar-lashes-out-liberal-christians-youre-going-hell-im-not?akid=12833.204376.CAnPuy&rd=1&src=newsletter1032515&t=20

BORDC Executive Director arrested for questioning the government - a citizen doing what a citizen should do and gets arrested for it.
http://bordc.org/blog/bordc-executive-director-arrested-questioning-government

House Speaker John Boehner does something so strange in response to serious question from reporter - weird
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/26/1367145/-House-Speaker-John-Boehner-does-something-so-strange-in-response-to-serious-question-from-reporter?detail=email

California researcher accidentally discovered solution for color blindness
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/26/1367044/-California-researcher-accidentally-discovered-solution-for-color-blindness?detail=email

Pittsburgh man writes police chief after witnessing police brutality and seeing immediate coverup
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/27/1367284/-Pittsburgh-man-writes-police-chief-after-witnessing-police-brutality-sees-immediate-coverup?detail=email

Gov. Scott Walker says dealing with protesters is like dealing with ISIS. It does not go well. - Nope. Definitely not presidential material.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/26/1367218/-Gov-Scott-Walker-says-dealing-with-protesters-is-like-dealing-with-ISIS-It-does-not-go-well?detail=email

Eat at Your Own Risk: Flawed FDA Risk Assessments Strengthen Arguments for Labeling GMOs
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/29287-eat-at-your-own-risk-flawed-fda-risk-assessments-strengthen-arguments-for-labeling-gmos

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site’ - remember the times when the use of the phrase “The Disappeared” meant in some other county??? A must read
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site

Brazenly Deranged Right-Wing Christian Organization Nails Itself to Its Own Cross - LOL
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/brazenly-deranged-right-wing-christian-organization-nails-itself-to-its-own-cross

The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-siberian-crater-saga-is-more-widespread-%E2%80%94-and-scarier-%E2%80%94-than-anyone-thought/ar-BBhZntw

Hungarian village up for rent
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31669630
Boat trip on frozen Hudson river in New York
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31661265

The wheel giving cyclists an extra push
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31643823

Leonard Nimoy reads Ray Bradbury's "The Veldt"



FCC Nullifies State Laws Preempting Local Internet Service
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/26/1367039/-FCC-Nullifies-State-Laws-Preempting-Local-Internet-Service?detail=email

Chris Christie gets schooled by Judge
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/23/1366369/-Chris-Christie-gets-schooled-by-Judge?detail=email

Think your plastic is being recycled? Think again.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/18/1239747/-Think-your-plastic-is-being-recycled-Think-again?detail=email

Forced Births in the Bad Old Days
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/22/1067418/-Forced-Birth-in-the-Bad-Old-Days?detail=email

Elizabeth Warren Opposing TPP, Because Deal Would "gut U.S. regulations"
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/27/1367297/-Elizabeth-Warren-Opposing-TPP-Because-Deal-Would-gut-U-S-regulations?detail=email

How do you solve a problem like the ‘Beefalo'? - all they need to do is let the predators back into the landscape that have been hunted to extinction. Look at the good that the wolves have done for Yellowstone and other areas.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31661920

How does a tidal lagoon power plant work? - need these worldwide.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31689511

Forget the ‘Rolling Stone’ Debacle: At UVA, 38 Reports of Sexual Violence, 0 Expulsions Last Year
http://www.takepart.com/feature/2015/02/27/college-women-seek-justice-sexual-assault?cmpid=tpfeature-eml-2015-03-01-UVA

Chinese media pooh-pooh shoppers' embrace of Japanese toilet seats
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-japan-toilet-seats-20150226-story.html

The FCC's net neutrality rules: 5 things you need to know
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2890097/the-fccs-net-neutrality-ruling-5-things-you-need-to-know.html#tk.nl_mwbest

USDA Whistleblowers Tell All–and You May Never Eat Bacon Again
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/02/usda-whistleblowers-report-gross-condition-hog-slaughterhouses

Paris Has Turned the Eiffel Tower Into a Wind Energy Machine - well done P{aris!
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/24/eiffel-tower-wind-turbine-green-energy-solar?cmpid=tpenviro-eml-2015-02-28-paris

Kansas Could Put Teachers In Prison For Assigning Books Prosecutors Don’t Like
http://www.alternet.org/kansas-could-put-teachers-prison-assigning-books-prosecutors-dont?akid=12837.204376.TChRP-&rd=1&src=newsletter1032584&t=12

Study unearths impacts of our growing carbon emissions — and it's not pretty
http://mashable.com/2015/02/25/greenhouse-effect-surface-data/

Koch Mandates to Cut Education Spending Spread Like a Cancer
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/raise-taxes-on-the-rich-don-t-cut-state-funding-to-the-education-and-needy

Bright spotlight on Dawn mission to Ceres
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31702639

Genomes document ancient mass migration to Europe
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31695214

New Higgs detection 'closes circle’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31705875

Chile volcano Villarrica eruption spews ash and lava
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31708312

Weasel photographed riding on a woodpecker's back
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31711446

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31705663

Regular coffee drinkers have 'cleaner' arteries
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31690358

The shadow puppet shows dying out in China
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31519835

Tourists flock to see Japan's 'Cat Island' - The need a spay and release program
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31708544

Honey Badgers - love these badgers!
https://www.youtube.com/embed/c36UNSoJenI?rel=0

Watch Jimmy Kimmel and Doctors Hilariously Lose Their Minds Over Anti-Vaxxers - bravo Kimmel for doing this.
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/03/01/jimmy-kimmel-vaccine-measles-doctors?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-03-02

See what happened in a country that didn't put extreme anti-choice lawmakers in check. It's scary.
http://www.upworthy.com/see-what-happened-in-a-country-that-didnt-put-extreme-anti-choice-lawmakers-in-check-its-scary?c=upw1

Sharia law: North Carolina Republicans empower magistrates to refuse to marry blacks, Jews, gays - WTF???
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/02/1367217/-Sharia-law-North-Carolina-Republicans-empower-magistrates-to-refuse-to-marry-blacks-Jews-gays?detail=email

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February 25th

Dearest’s newest book was published yesterday. This time it was written for young adults and is about how to develop their critical thinking.

Debunk It cover


Did you know that Daily Kos has a DK Quilt Guild?
http://www.dailykos.com/news/DK%20Quilt%20Guild

Well done on vetoing the Keystone Pipeline, Mr. President!

It is still cold. The sun is out and it has only reached 25F. ARGH.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Idaho lawmaker asks doctor if women can swallow a camera for gynecological exams - Well Vito Barbieri may be the leader for the MORON of the Year Award…but it is only February. I can only assume that if someone goes down on him without him wearing a condom he thinks she will get pregnant too.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/23/1366341/-Idaho-lawmaker-asks-doctor-if-women-can-swallow-a-pill-for-gynecological-exams?detail=email

U.S. Geological Survey: Fracking waste is the primary cause of the dramatic rise in earthquakes
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/23/1366282/-U-S-Geological-Survey-Fracking-waste-is-the-primary-cause-in-dramatic-rise-of-earthquakes?detail=email

'Pro Life' GOPer Says It's Fine For Kids to Die in the Name of God - WTF?
http://www.alternet.org/pro-life-goper-says-its-fine-kids-die-name-god?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=3

The Disappeared: Police Detain Americans at Abuse-Laden 'Black Site’
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/disappeared-police-detain-americans-abuse-laden-black-site?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=7

Cop Slaps Homeless Man in the Face For Entering Public Bus Terminal
http://www.alternet.org/watch-cop-slaps-homeless-man-face-entering-public-bus-terminal?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=5

Jon Stewart to Rudy Giuliani: Shuuuuuut Up!
http://www.alternet.org/jon-stewart-rudy-giuliani-shuuuuuut?akid=12821.204376.JJFPGG&rd=1&src=newsletter1032368&t=9

Why Do Luna Moths Have Such Absurdly Long Tails?
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/16/why-do-luna-moths-have-such-absurdly-long-tails/

Footage of the moment US house is destroyed in gas blast - whoa
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31617941

Making a thermal heat map of the US - this will lead to an invasion of privacy through sales calls and who gave them permission to do this?
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31611124

'Unique' Roman tombstone found in Cirencester
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-31610266

Sweden: Wedding ring 'found on carrot' after 16 years - on a carrot, ar, ar, ar
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16374283

How Japan zoo prepares for earthquake animal escape - they’re at it again. :)
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31615697

John Oliver brutally mocks political ads for women, and it's hilarious.
http://www.upworthy.com/john-oliver-brutally-mocks-political-ads-for-women-and-its-hilarious?c=upw1

Is The Junk-Food Era Drawing To A Close?
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/02/has-big-food-passed-its-sell-date

Who made the Dirty Dozen this year?
http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/?inlist=Y

FBI Questions Keystone XL Activists
http://loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=15-P13-00008&segmentID=1

Why the Right-Wing Is as Obsessed with Brainwashing Your Kid as Looting Social Security
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/why-right-wing-obsessed-brainwashing-your-kid-stealing-your-social-security?akid=12825.204376.ZJd-ln&rd=1&src=newsletter1032384&t=3

21 Rand Paul Quotes That Expose What a Con Job Libertarianism Is - the first one says it all. He is pandering to the minority
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/rand-paul-quotes-will-destroy-your-faith-libertarianism?akid=12825.204376.ZJd-ln&rd=1&src=newsletter1032384&t=11

Barbara Boxer Knocks It Out Of The F*cking Park On GOP Hatred, Hypocrisy & Irresponsibility - Go get’em Barbara!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/24/1366654/-Barbara-Boxer-Hits-It-Out-Of-The-F-cking-Park-Regarding-Irresponsible-Republicans-The-New-Shutdown?detail=email

Rep. Glenn Grothman urges constituents to keep an eye out for poor people at grocery stores - what an asshole
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/24/1366579/-Rep-Glenn-Grothman-urges-constituents-to-keep-an-eye-out-for-poor-people-at-grocery-stores?detail=email

Elderly man with his hands up tasered by Florida Highway Patrol officer
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/24/1366490/-Elderly-man-with-his-hands-up-tasered-by-Florida-Highway-Patrol-officer-VIDEO?detail=email

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February 24th

We’ve had some nasty weather over the last few weeks. As an example I awoke to -6F this morning, looked at the temp again an hour later and it was -8F. ? It is now mid-afternoon and it has only climbed to 7F and the sun is shining. Frankly, I am getting very tired of it. It is time for spring.

I took a couple of progress pictures of the bottom border of the hex quilt this morning. It is getting there

hexi corner

btm border


Some music for your enjoyment from James Bay



I saw an old photo of Anton Chekhov and it looked like the actor Edward Norton.

During the week Congressmen Fred Upton & Greg Walden introduced legislation to block Net Neutrality. Wanna guess who was Upton’s biggest campaign donor? Oh, and let’s not forget Walden’s 2nd biggest donor…Comcast, buying your Congressmen’s vote. Apparently, it only takes $44,500 to Upton and $47,250 to Walden to get a pro-comcast piece of legislation. That is just $91,750 dollars to own two Congresspeople who should be taking care of their own constituents instead of Comcast.

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

This Very Bad Deal Will Make Wall Street Richer and Bust the Rest of America
http://www.alternet.org/robert-reich-very-bad-deal-will-make-wall-street-richer-and-bust-rest-america?akid=12801.204376.hx9L_A&rd=1&src=newsletter1032029&t=12

28 Reasons I’m DONE Talking To Most Of My Conservative Friends And Family Members
http://www.liberalamerica.org/2015/02/11/28-reasons-im-done-talking-to-most-of-my-conservative-friends-and-family-members/

Police Shoot and Kill 74-year-old Vet They Were Checking On
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/police-shoot-and-kill-74-year-old-vet-they-were-checking?akid=12775.204376.KNcQBt&rd=1&src=newsletter1031605&t=16

John Oliver Eviscerates the Stunningly Corrupt Practices of Big Pharma
http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/video-john-oliver-eviscerates-stunningly-corrupt-practices-big-pharma?akid=12775.204376.KNcQBt&rd=1&src=newsletter1031605&t=7

Heart of Earth's inner core revealed
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31322817

Not in front of the telly: Warning over 'listening' TV - Invasion of privacy?
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31296188

Video:
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31324892

Nasa reveals far side of the Moon - little Pink Floyd music inserted here
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31297370

List of Oil and Gas Wastewater Wells Dumping into Aquifers Grows - how stupid can CA officials get?
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/The-List-of-Oil-and-Gas-Wastewater-Wells-Dumping-into-Aquifers-Grows--290997161.html

The Hard Right in Congress Has a Dangerous Plan to Strip American 'Terrorists' of Their Citizenship - think long term here folks…when you environmental group gets designated as a terrorist organization, there goes your citizenship.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/hard-right-congress-has-dangerous-plan-strip-american-terrorists-their-citizenship?akid=12776.204376.f7RRrg&rd=1&src=newsletter1031630&t=4

5 Amazing New Discoveries About the Potential of Marijuana That You Won't Hear in the Corporate Media
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/latest-cannabis-science-need-know?akid=12776.204376.f7RRrg&rd=1&src=newsletter1031630&t=11

Jon Stewart Mocks Brian Williams, Points to B.S. Media Pushed on Iraq War
http://www.alternet.org/jon-stewart-mocks-brian-williams-points-bs-media-pushed-iraq-war?akid=12777.204376.dIakht&rd=1&src=newsletter1031653&t=6

Owl attacks joggers and steals their hats
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/06/owl-attacks-joggers-and-steals-their-hats

Code cracked for infections by major group of viruses including common cold and polio - still it is early days
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150204075224.htm

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning
http://phys.org/news/2015-02-big-quantum-equation-universe.html

Hear the World’s Oldest Instrument, the “Neanderthal Flute,” Dating Back Over 43,000 Years
http://www.openculture.com/2015/02/hear-the-worlds-oldest-instrument-the-neanderthal-flute.html

Exposing the Republican Party's Sleazy Playbook to Destroy Social Security
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/exposing-republican-partys-sleazy-playbook-destroy-social-security?akid=12779.204376.KGL8LC&rd=1&src=newsletter1031685&t=5

No Pardon - Young Woman To Serve 30 Years For Miscarriage - this is so wrong
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/19/1358721/-Young-Woman-Serving-30-Years-For-A-Miscarriage-Receives-No-Pardon?detail=email

10 Rush Limbaugh Sponsors To Boycott
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/28/1353710/-10-Rush-Limbaugh-Sponsors-Every-Liberal-Should-Boycott?detail=email

Jeb Bush dumps emails on the 'net; reveals names, addresses, SS #s
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/10/1363611/-Jeb-Bush-dumps-emails-on-the-net-reveals-names-addresses-SS-s?detail=email

Jeb Bush was the key player in the Terry Schiavo fiasco. Michael Schiavo hasn't forgiven him.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/10/1363601/-Jeb-Bush-was-the-key-player-in-the-Terry-Schiavo-fiasco-Michael-Schiavo-hasn-t-forgiven-him?detail=email

Almost 1 billion monarch butterflies have vanished
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/10/1363564/-Almost-1-billion-monarch-butterflies-have-vanished?detail=email

Dwarf planet Ceres gets bigger in Dawn's viewfinder
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31156589

The Best of BBC One's Walk On The Wild Side - this gets me laughing every time





Alabama Police Assault Indian Grandfather Walking On Sidewalk, Leave Him Partly Paralyzed
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/alabama-police-assault-indian-grandfather-walking-sidewalk-leave-him-partly?akid=12785.204376.GMyuFL&rd=1&src=newsletter1031733&t=23

Jon Stewart Roasts Right for Wishing Obama Would Act More Like a Muslim King
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/watch-jon-stewart-roasts-right-wishing-obama-would-act-more-muslim-king?akid=12785.204376.GMyuFL&rd=1&src=newsletter1031733&t=21

The Problem Is Much Bigger Than Brian Williams: Corporate News Is Not Trustworthy
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/us-has-become-a-nation-where-tv-news-celebrities-are-more-important-than-the-news

FBI really doesn’t want anyone to know about “stingray” use by local cops
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/02/fbi-really-doesnt-want-anyone-to-know-about-stingray-use-by-local-cops/

Hottest Year Ever
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29014-hottest-year-ever#

American Kids Get Grossed Out by Breakfasts From Around the World
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/02/11/american-kids-eat-breakfasts-around-world?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-11

What the World’s Cities Would Look Like If Every Glacier Melted
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/10/drowned-world-maps?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-11

This Anti-vaxxer children’s book is getting destroyed in Amazon troll campaign - good!
http://www.salon.com/2015/02/06/this_anti_vaxxer_childrens_book_is_getting_destroyed_in_amazon_troll_campaign/

Missouri cities, including Ferguson, sued over 'grotesque' jail conditions - in 2015?
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ferguson-lawsuit-20150209-story.html#page=1

Fire Cops Who Kicked Boy and Sexually Assaulted His Mother
http://forcechange.com/138573/expel-cops-who-kicked-boy-and-sexually-assaulted-his-mother/?utm_source=ForceChange+Newsletter&utm_campaign=331630c6f9-498NL2_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_600a6911b9-331630c6f9-270625861

Fox Village in Japan
http://www.boredpanda.com/zao-fox-village-japan/

Homeless Man Throwing Rocks Killed by Hail of Police Bullets
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/shocking-video-homeless-man-throwing-rocks-killed-hail-police-bullets?akid=12789.204376.46mpY_&rd=1&src=newsletter1031793&t=15

Jon Stewart Skewers Right-Wing Officials for Their Astonishingly Backward Take on Gay Marriage
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/jon-stewart-skewers-right-wing-officials-their-astonishingly-backward-take-gay?akid=12789.204376.46mpY_&rd=1&src=newsletter1031793&t=9

Facebook Blocks Native American Users for Having 'Fake' Names - well, I guess it is not only authors with pseudonyms that have the problem with Facebook
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/facebook-blocks-native-american-users-having-fake-names?akid=12789.204376.46mpY_&rd=1&src=newsletter1031793&t=21

US 'at risk of mega-drought future’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31434030

Apple just invested $848,000,000 in solar power
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/11/1363891/-Apple-just-invested-848-000-000-in-solar-power?detail=email

Don't lose sight of the real story in the alliance between Netanyahu and the GOP
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/10/1363571/-What-digby-said-Don-t-lose-sight-of-the-real-story-in-the-alliance-between-Netanyahu-and-the-GOP?detail=email

Pride, Prejudice, Prostitutes and Pickles: Scholars Unearth Two Letters Relating to Jane Austen
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/10/pride-prejudice-prostitutes-and-pickles-scholars-identify-two-new-letters-relating-to-jane-austen/?_r=2

South Korean woman's hair 'eaten' by robot vacuum cleaner as she slept
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/09/south-korean-womans-hair-eaten-by-robot-vacuum-cleaner-as-she-slept?CMP=fb_gu

Time-lapse Nasa footage shows the Sun over five years
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31465122

Is Brian a bad name for a horse?
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31468463

Pacific Dying
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/14/1364514/-Pacific-Dying

Nebraska judge temporarily blocks TransCanada's ability to use eminent domain for Keystone XL - good
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/12/1364134/-Nebraska-judge-temporarily-blocks-TransCanada-s-ability-to-use-eminent-domain-for-Keystone-XL?detail=email

Louis Jourdan, French actor and star of Gigi, dies aged 93 - sad
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31483113

Cricket World Cup - What is cricket? - yep, it is that time again
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-31445856

South Carolina Republican: Women are 'a lesser cut of meat’
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/13/1364254/-South-Carolina-Republican-Women-are-a-lesser-cut-of-meat

Hard to Believe: Police are Treating Protest Movements Like They are Terrorists
http://www.alternet.org/activism/hard-believe-police-are-treating-protest-movements-they-are-terrorists?akid=12795.204376.JR-6KO&rd=1&src=newsletter1031899&t=13

The Grand Canyon: Natural Wonder or Next Great American Mall?
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/10/grand-canyon-natural-wonder-american-mall?cmpid=tpenviro-eml-2015-02-14-glaciers

Janis Joplin’s Kozmic Blues Band W/Sam Andrew – Live At Fillmore East – 1969 – (RIP: Sam Andrew: 1941-2015) – Past Daily Backstage Weekend: Tribute edition
http://pastdaily.com/2015/02/14/janis-joplins-kozmic-blues-band-wsam-andrew-live-fillmore-east-1969-rip-sam-andrew-1941-2015-past-daily-backstage-weekend-tribute-edition/

Lesley Gore, It's My Party singer, dies aged 68
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31500422
and:
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31500180

Fiery train crash forces W Virginia towns to evacuate - and another one derails leaking crude into a river.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31492659

How to create a virtual black hole
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31489459

Smokey the cliff-top dog rescued in California
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31499704

One GIF Shows the Coming Megadrought
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/15/nasa-drought-gif?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-16

The New App to Download Before Your Next Trip to the Supermarket - good idea
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/14/open-label-product-app?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-16

Hello, World! Baby Orca Surfaces, Joining Endangered Pod - ah
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/14/orca-killer-whale-new-baby?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-16

NYC Developers Are Looking to Build the Tallest Residential Building in the Western Hemisphere -- with Non-Union Labor - I wouldn’t live in this building
http://www.alternet.org/labor/new-york-city-developers-look-construct-tallest-nonunion-building-ever?akid=12798.204376.q4r_Zi&rd=1&src=newsletter1031986&t=25

The Christian Right Is Quite Scary, But the GOP's Economic Agenda Is America's Big Nightmare
http://www.alternet.org/economy/christian-right-quite-scary-gops-economic-agenda-americas-big-nightmare?akid=12798.204376.q4r_Zi&rd=1&src=newsletter1031986&t=4

Like a Bad Neighbor, Chevron Is There: How the Oil Company Undermines Community Safety
http://www.alternet.org/environment/bad-neighbor-chevron-there-how-oil-company-undermines-community-safety

Did you know the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that it's legal to execute an innocent person? - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/17/1364924/-Did-you-know-the-Supreme-Court-ruled-6-3-that-it-s-legal-to-execute-an-innocent-person?detail=email

St. Louis police and mayor do not want you to see this video of police brutality
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/16/1364713/-St-Louis-Police-Mayor-did-everything-they-could-for-you-to-not-see-this-video-of-police-brutality?detail=email

10 Truly Bizarre Tea Party Bills: From Nipples to Militias to Religious Zealotry
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/10-truly-bizarre-tea-party-bills-nipples-militias-religious-zealotry?akid=12801.204376.hx9L_A&rd=1&src=newsletter1032029&t=6

NSA's Massive Cyber-Spying Efforts Called “Superhuman"
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/nsas-superhuman-cybersurveillance-network-exposed?akid=12801.204376.hx9L_A&rd=1&src=newsletter1032029&t=10

Pink Fairy Armadillo Crawls Out of the Desert and Into Your Heart
http://www.wired.com/2014/01/absurd-creature-of-the-week-pink-fairy-armadillo-crawls-out-of-the-desert-and-into-our-hearts/

Medieval Chess Pieces from Angel Street
http://www.medievalhistories.com/medieval-chess-pieces-from-angel-street/

Limpet teeth set new strength record
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31500883

Alien star system buzzed the Sun
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31519875

Creating Cold
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-02b44e78-2da1-4a27-bcc5-dd0de5f38b20

Israeli divers chance upon 'priceless' treasure on seabed
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31517433

Knitting club gets £250k Lotto fund
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31515875

Solar power 'could become world's biggest source of electricity’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31516673

Trains Hauling Crude Oil Across North America Just Keep Exploding
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/02/train-derailment-crude-oil-explosion-west-virginia

The Real Problem With Bread (It's Probably Not Gluten)
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/02/bread-gluten-rising-yeast-health-problem

The Pharma Drug That Is Bankrupting America - a true sickness
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/pharma-drug-bankrupting-america?akid=12803.204376.r4Pbq_&rd=1&src=newsletter1032048&t=7

Meet the Family With a Megaphone in U.S. & Israeli Politics - another kind of terroist, so think twice about buying their products.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/meet-family-megaphone-us-israeli-politics?akid=12803.308485.fHVt10&rd=1&src=newsletter1032048&t=27

Is The NSA Hiding Spy Software In Your Computer?
http://thinkprogress.org/world/2015/02/17/3623500/nsa-allegedly-planted-surveillance-software-hard-drives-worldwide/?utm_source=NSHR+Rapid+Response&utm_campaign=9a000b0ec4-NSHR_Alerts_News_October_9&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a915757be-9a000b0ec4-391758205

Forgotten fossil found to be new species of ichthyosaur
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31521719

Even Insured Consumers Get Hit With Unexpectedly Large Medical Bills
http://kaiserhealthnews.org/news/even-insured-consumers-get-hit-with-unexpectedly-large-medical-bills/

Oklahoma Wants to Ban A.P. U.S. History, and There’s Nothing You Can Do About It
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/18/oklahomas-banning-ap-us-history-and-theres-nothing-you-can-do-about-it?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-18

Rare Amur tigers video shows positive signs for population
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31530128

Huge 'ice fountain' forms in US park
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31548523

The technology behind facial recognition
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31510485

US and UK accused of hacking Sim card firm to steal codes
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31545050

Lip-synching goes viral: the rise of Dubsmash
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30971013

Canadian MP blames tight underwear for parliament exit
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31552579

Ancient Egyptian bronze cat salvaged from bin
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31543713

Timelapse shows spectacular Northern Lights show
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31533912

Icy US weather continues to cause disruption
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31546019

More Not-Good News About CREs
http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2015/02/19/more-not-good-news-about-cres/

Federal jury in SPLC case awards $14 million to Indian guest workers victimized in labor trafficking scheme by Signal International and its agents
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/federal-jury-in-splc-case-awards-14-million-to-indian-guest-workers-victimized-in-

Google Calls FBI's Plan to Expand Hacking Power a 'Monumental' Constitutional Threat
http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/google-calls-fbi-s-plan-to-expand-hacking-power-a-monumental-constitutional-threat-20150218?utm_source=NSHR+Rapid+Response&utm_campaign=c1e8012103-NSHR_Alerts_News_October_9&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a915757be-c1e8012103-391758205

Meet Ruby, the First New Species of Seadragon Found in 150 Years
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/18/new-species-seadragon-discovered?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-19

5 Valiant GOP Efforts to Make Americans As Dumb As Possible
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/5-valiant-gop-efforts-make-americans-dumb-possible?akid=12811.308485.M7ziXg&rd=1&src=newsletter1032159&t=6

Spies Can Track You Just by Watching Your Phone’s Power Use
http://www.wired.com/2015/02/powerspy-phone-tracking/?utm_source=NSHR+Rapid+Response&utm_campaign=7f61575816-NSHR_Alerts_News_October_9&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a915757be-7f61575816-391758205

Black hole's blast stunts birth of stars
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31556326

Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31564442

Mom Blasts Clothing Line That Claims Laundry Is Women’s Work
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/20/mom-blasts-clothing-line-that-claims-laundry-womens-work?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-20

Beekeeping Just Got Easier With On-Tap Honey Flowing Straight From the Hive - yes, it works but the bees also need the honey they produce
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/02/18/beekeeping-just-got-easier-hive-jar-honey-tap?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-20

NATURE ON A 3-D PRINTER
http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2015-1-january-february/green-life/nature-3-d-printer?suppress=true&src=1image&utm_source=greenlife&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

The Tough-as-Hell Antarctic Fish With Antifreeze for Blood
http://www.wired.com/2015/02/absurd-creature-of-the-week-notothenioids/

Indiana Republican: ‘No One Has the Guts’ to Let the Poor ‘Wither and Die’ - despicable
http://www.forwardprogressives.com/indiana-republican-one-guts-let-poor-wither-die/

North Carolina Lobbyists Can Officially Screw Politicians Legally
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/18/north-carolina-lobbyists-can-officially-screw-politicians-legally.html

Mother Earth weeps as Arctic Circle ice cap slides into the sea.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/19/1365572/-Mother-Earth-weeps-as-Arctic-Circle-Ice-Cap-slides-into-the-Sea?detail=email

From I where Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. Though not Austfonna, we get the idea of what is happening to our glaciers worldwide. This took 75 minutes and was the size of lower Manhattan!


Hilarious Full-Page Ad in NYT Skewers Boehner
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/19/1365592/-Hilarious-Full-Page-Ad-in-NYT-Skewers-Boehner?detail=email

Canadian 'freezeway' could let residents skate to work - well, it works in other Canadian cities why not Edmonton?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31581592

The first paper photographs on display at Tate Britain
http://www.bbc.com/news/31606442

Jackie Chan rescues stolen Chinese zodiac heads
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31596977

The biggest wedding party ever?
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31594551


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February 9th

Woke up to this and now it is snowing, again

2_9_15 outside the window



Started working on the elements for the bottom and top of the hex quilt. This will take a while and then I will have to finalize the layout and put it all together. Here is where it is at for the time being

btm border hexi quilt 2_9_15


There are many reasons I love the internet but one of the top reasons is that I was able to watch live as some Bella Hummingbirds hatched in California this morning. Now how cool is that? Want to see what is happening?
http://explore.org/live-cams/player/bella-hummingbird-nest

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

NYPD announces task force with 'high tech weaponry' to handle terrorist attacks.....and protests - your civil rights under attack. I think the mayor should find himself another police commissioner.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1361003/-NYPD-announces-task-force-with-high-tech-weapons-to-handle-terrorist-attacks-and-protests?detail=email

The Smell of Rain
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003468811/the-smell-of-rain.html?emc=edit_th_20150127&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Late Night Round-Up: ‘I Did My Best’ With Sarah Palin! - watch the Stewart
http://www.nationalmemo.com/late-night-round-best-sarah-palin/

She’s Going Door To Door With Light, And Older Navajos Have Never Seen Anything Like It - watch the video
http://www.upworthy.com/shes-going-door-to-door-with-light-and-older-navajos-have-never-seen-anything-like-it?c=upw1

Koch Network Vows To Spend Nearly $900 Million To Buy Presidency And Congress
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/koch-network-vows-spend-nearly-900-million-buy-presidency-and-congress?akid=12723.204376.Yxcwgn&rd=1&src=newsletter1030953&t=4

17-year-old Kristiana Coignard shot and killed by three police officers after brandishing knife
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/26/1360261/-17-year-old-Kristiana-Coignard-shot-and-killed-by-three-police-officers-after-brandishing-knife?detail=email

Scientists: Save the Bees, or People Will Go Hungry
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/27/bees-pollinators-collapse-link-malnutrition-hunger?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-27

Kathleen Ware, Quiltmaker
http://www.folkstreams.net/film,104

Dust From Factory Farms Carries Drugs, Poop Bacteria, and Antibiotic-Resistant Genes Far and Wide
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/01/dust-factory-farms-antibiotic-resistant-genes

Something Really, Really Terrible Is About To Happen To Our Coral
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/01/noaa-globes-coral-reefs-face-massive-bleaching-event-2015

Monsanto’s Roundup Found in Animals with Birth Defects
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/monsantos-roundup-found-in-animals-with-birth-defects.html?z00m=22550997

Edward Snowden Wins 'Debate' With NSA Lawyer
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2015/01/27/edward-snowden-wins-debate-with-nsa-lawyer/

An & Ria's first flight - the full film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD2NtzEPBcA

GOP State Senator Argues He Can Legally Drive Drunk - throw the bum in jail!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/24/1359908/-GOP-State-Senator-Argues-He-Can-Legally-Drive-Drunk?detail=email

Pipeline explodes in West Virginia
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/27/1360522/-Pipeline-explodes-in-West-Virginia?detail=email

Chris Matthews to Republican operative 'You know why I am against your party?’
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/28/1360637/-Chris-Matthews-to-Republican-operative-You-know-why-I-am-against-your-party?detail=email

Are shoulders pornographic?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/27/1360460/-Are-shoulders-pornographic?detail=email

The Real Plot to Overthrow FDR's America
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/02/27/95580/-The-Real-Plot-to-Overthrow-FDR-s-America?detail=email

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to launch 'state-run news outlet’ - wonder when he will ban all other news?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/27/1360502/-Indiana-Gov-Mike-Pence-to-launch-state-run-news-outlet?detail=email

What is causing the mass deaths of seabirds on the West Coast?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/27/1360519/-What-is-causing-the-mass-deaths-of-seabirds-on-the-West-Coast?detail=email

John Cleese on (Fox News) stupidity
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/29/1333141/-John-Cleese-on-Fox-News-stupidity?detail=email

Brains of elderly slow because they know so much
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/10584927/Brains-of-elderly-slow-because-they-know-so-much.html

Watch This Funky Teacher Prove That Lectures Are Totally out of Style
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/01/28/watch-this-funky-teacher-prove-that-lectures-are-out-of-style?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-28

Watch a 1,000-Foot-High Wave Move Across the Ocean
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/27/why-thousand-foot-wave-youll-never-see-keeps-oceans-healthy?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-28

New House Rule Limits Full Consideration of Social Security Solutions
http://blog.aarp.org/2015/01/07/new-house-rule-limits-full-consideration-of-social-security-solutions/?CMP=EMC-SNG-ADV-SS-012915&autologin=true&cmp=NLC-ADVOCATE-0115

Monsanto Once Again Developing Herbicide Resistant Wheat
https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/monsanto-once-again-developing-herbicide-resistant-wheat

10 Senate Ds Think Drillers Should Be Able to Inject Whatever the Frack They Want into Your Water
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1360861/-10-Senate-Ds-Think-Drillers-Should-Be-Able-to-Inject-Whatever-the-Frack-They-Want-into-Your-Water?detail=email

Police Dogs Turned Loose on Restrained University Student
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/28/1360798/-Police-Dogs-Turned-Loose-on-Restrained-University-Student?detail=email

Atheist Files Suit After Being Fired From Teaching Position - good
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/26/1360353/-Atheist-Files-Suit-After-Being-Fired-From-Teaching-Position?detail=email

Five Minutes to Moonflower
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/garden/planting-a-clock-that-tracks-hours-by-flowers.html?emc=edit_th_20150129&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Ageing whales: Scars reveal social secrets - well, don’t we all?
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30993208

Chicks place low numbers on the left
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31038256

The Tibetan monk who has taken in 170 children
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31044237

Ice climber scales frozen Niagara Falls - many have gone down, this one is going up
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31037992

Swedish office staff offered implants to access facilities - no. And what happens when you are fired or leave?
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31045201

Record-breaking balloonists aim for Mexico landing
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31053820

Underwear Checks? How Far Is Too Far When it Comes to School Discipline? - it would have been easier to set up cameras and wait for the next incident.
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/29/underwear-checks-how-far-too-far-when-comes-school-discipline?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-29

One of the World’s Rarest Animals Just Made Its First Trip to a National Park in 100 Years - this is really great!
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/29/one-rarest-mammals-america-made-its-first-trip-national-park-100-years?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-29

That Time Badass Feminist Queen Elizabeth II Gave Saudi Arabia's King a Lesson in Power - Well Done QEII!
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/01/feminist-boss-lady-queen-elizabeth-gave-saudi-arabias-king-lesson-power

MO's Country Club Committee Meeting Goes Wrong for Republicans, Get Caught on Camera talking Choice
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1361011/-MO-s-Country-Club-Committee-Meeting-Goes-Wrong-for-Republicans-Get-Caught-on-Camera-talking-Choice?detail=email

Texas bill will allow teachers to kill students to protect school 'property' - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1360958/-Texas-bill-will-allow-teachers-to-kill-students-to-protect-school-property

San Francisco public defender arrested outside courtroom for defending her client (VIDEO) - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1360890/-San-Francisco-public-defender-arrested-outside-courtroom-for-defending-her-client-VIDEO?detail=email

Native American school children taunted with slurs, sprayed with beer at South Dakota hockey game - what is wrong with people?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1360934/-Native-American-school-children-taunted-with-slurs-sprayed-with-beer-at-South-Dakota-hockey-game?detail=email

Seattle teacher pepper sprayed at MLK rally files lawsuit against police (VIDEO) - why?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1360905/-Seattle-teacher-pepper-sprayed-at-MLK-rally-files-lawsuit-against-police-VIDEO?detail=email

'Cold plasma' kills off norovirus
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31043991

Pioneering Les Paul guitar to be auctioned in New York
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31070330

Kellogg’s Froot Loops Tests Positive For GMOs and Weedkiller

http://www.gmofreeusa.org/food-testing/kelloggs/kelloggs-froot-loops/

Carnival of Venice under way
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31075504

Tattoos and other types of 'body modification' explained - no things
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31070333

Herculaneum scrolls unlocked using photon beams
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31087746

Magna Carta manuscripts displayed together at British Library
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31089411

Oceana Discovers New Glass Sponge Species in the Mediterranean
http://oceana.org/blog/oceana-discovers-new-glass-sponge-species-mediterranean?akid=4155.464466.Msq38F&rd=1&t=8&utm_campaign=enews&utm_medium=mailing&utm_source=wavemakers#

Chris Christie Falls Out Of Chair-Schadenfreude Ensues
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/30/1361214/-Chris-Christie-falls-out-of-chair-Schadenfreude-ensues?detail=email

How the Government Put Tens of Thousands of People at Risk of a Deadly Disease
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/01/valley-fever-california-central-valley-prison

Being Stung by the Gympie Gympie Tree Is the Worst Kind of Pain You Can Imagine
http://www.odditycentral.com/news/being-stung-by-the-gympie-gympie-tree-is-the-worst-kind-of-pain-you-can-imagine.html

Oscars Animated Shorts Roundup
http://www.nytimes.com/video/movies/awardsseason/100000003481837/oscars-animated-shorts-roundup.html?emc=edit_th_20150131&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Missouri man arrested after telling woman he wanted to show her where he hung her grandpa
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/30/1361149/-Missouri-man-arrested-after-telling-woman-he-wanted-to-show-her-where-he-hung-her-grandpa?detail=email

Forbes Destroys John Boehner in Scathing Smackdown
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1360932/-Forbes-Destroys-John-Boehner-in-Scathing-Smackdown?detail=email

Paul Krugman Demolishes GOP's Bogus 'Long-term' Economic Thinking
http://www.alternet.org/economy/paul-krugman-demolishes-gops-bogus-long-term-economic-thinking?akid=12746.204376.QKdrRH&rd=1&src=newsletter1031268&t=6

Hypo-Christie! New Jersey Gov Blatantly Panders to Religious Right with Vaccine Diss - what an ass
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/hypo-christie-new-jersey-gov-blatantly-panders-religious-right-vaccine-diss?akid=12746.204376.QKdrRH&rd=1&src=newsletter1031268&t=8

Cops Hold 11-year-old Girl at Gunpoint Responding to Burglary Call at Her House
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/cops-hold-11-year-old-girl-gunpoint-responding-burglary-call-her-house?akid=12746.204376.QKdrRH&rd=1&src=newsletter1031268&t=17

Drug-delivery pioneer wins £1m engineering prize
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31111835

The men of steel with a softer side - to bad that most big business don’t operate this way.
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31057308

Vatican observatory where priests are also astrophysicists
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31051635

Groundhog bites Wisconsin mayor on the ear - should have left the little thing in his den. Bozo. Serves him right.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31100453

Extremism hurts Pakistan's music scene and its fans
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31099728

Jon Stewart Mocks Koch Brothers $900 Million Campaign Pledge—'Behold Our Benevolent Overlords’
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-mocks-koch-brothers-900-million-campaign-pledge-behold-our-benevolent

Watch This Genius Shortcut And You'll Never Have To Shovel Snow Again - of course it has to be the right kind of snow
http://www.countryliving.com/outdoor/snow-shoveling-life-hack

This Winery Employs 1,900 Sheep to Help With Its Grape Harvest - perfect…wine & yarn
http://www.countryliving.com/outdoor/outdoor-living/sheep-vineyard-new-zealand-winery

The Budweiser Puppy Killed It in the Super Bowl Ad—but Did He Kill Wolves Too? - this is just wrong and Bud will never cross my doorstep again
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/02/02/budweiser-puppy-killed-it-super-bowl-commercial-did-he-kill-wolves-too?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-02

Book cover refuses to open for judgmental readers
http://www.dezeen.com/2015/01/30/book-the-cover-that-judges-you-face-scanning-facial-recognition-moore/

Geraldine McEwan, Actress Known for Miss Marple Role, Dies at 82
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/arts/television/geraldine-mcewan-actress-known-for-miss-marple-role-dies-at-82.html?emc=edit_th_20150203&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

TX school suspends 9yo for terroristic threats because "Magic Ring” - yep, this is going to far. Magic, if one could have magic I would magic these people away. IDIOTS!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/01/1361630/-TX-school-suspends-9yo-for-terroristic-threats-because-Magic-Ring?detail=email

The Front Yard "Gun Range" Just Feet From My Neighbor's Kids' Bedroom Window PETITION - stupidity
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/30/1361295/-The-Front-Yard-Gun-Range-Just-Feet-From-My-Neighbors-Kids-Bedroom-Window?detail=email

After billions of dollars in subsidies, here's Verizon's broadband coverage - the rip off of the American taxpayer
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/02/1361802/-After-billions-of-dollars-in-subsidies-here-s-Verizon-s-broadband-coverage?detail=email

California family has black water, water company says it's good to drink - huh? I don’t think so
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/02/1361757/-California-family-has-black-water-water-company-says-it-s-good-to-drink?detail=email

School police officer beats 13-year-old girl with baton on video - WTF?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/02/1361841/-School-police-officer-beats-13-year-old-girl-with-baton-on-video?detail=email

Hey, Tea Party: Latin Was the Language of Ancient Rome - more stupidity
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/02/1361916/-Hey-Tea-Party-Latin-Was-the-Language-of-Ancient-Rome?detail=email

Arkansas Churches Allegedly Refuses Funeral For Gay Man, Hand Out Anti-Gay Materials to Grieving Family - christians at work
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/arkansas-churches-allegedly-refuses-funeral-gay-man-hand-out-anti-gay-materials?akid=12749.204376.exSTbM&rd=1&src=newsletter1031324&t=18

Evicted with Welders and M16s: Welcome to Apartheid Street, Palestine - and the House just asked the Israeli leader to talk to them. Tells you a bit about the rupees doesn’t it?
http://www.alternet.org/world/evicted-welders-and-m16s-welcome-apartheid-street-palestine?akid=12747.308485.0ogkx1&rd=1&src=newsletter1031286&t=26

US senator questions forcing food workers to wash hands - what a MORON!
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31127704

Biggest rodent 'fought with teeth' like tusks
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31111843

Riding ocean waves four storeys high
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31093276

Rhino skull fossil found on Norfolk beach
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-31123871

He Thought He Would Be Eaten Alive. Instead, He Got A Winning Photograph That Made Me Care. - amazing. Watch the video
http://www.upworthy.com/he-thought-he-would-be-eaten-alive-instead-he-got-a-winning-photograph-that-made-me-care?c=upw1

The Carnegies And Rockefellers Tried To Silence Him With Jail Time. That Didn't Work So Well.
http://www.upworthy.com/the-carnegies-and-rockefellers-tried-to-silence-him-with-jail-time-that-didnt-work-so-well?c=upw1

Supreme Court Lets Stand Ruling that Firing Woman for Breastfeeding Not Sexist Since Men Can Lactate - well, it must be our day for MORONS
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/supreme-court-lets-stand-ruling-firing-woman-breastfeeding-not-sexist-men-can

Jon Stewart Has Some Harsh Words for Anti-Vaxxers - on and please note that Gov. Christies says vans are good…now he has changed course a few days ago saying just the opposite to garner votes for a presidential run. He’s not getting my vote for this and many other reasons.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/video-jon-stewart-has-some-harsh-words-anti-vaxxers

GOP Senator Proposes Norovirus Dissemination Plan - let’s hear from Mike the Mad Biologist
http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2015/02/04/gop-senator-proposes-norovirus-dissemination-plan/

3,300 year old city to be wiped off the map
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/03/1362071/-3-300-year-old-city-to-be-wiped-off-the-map?detail=email

Monty Oum, Web-Series Animator, Dies at 33
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/arts/video-games/monty-oum-web-series-animator-dies-at-33.html?emc=edit_th_20150204&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Watch Rare Video of a Mysterious Whale That Surfaced in Hawaii - cool
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/02/05/video-blainesvilles-beaked-whale-hawaii-2015?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-05

Biologist Illuminates Glowing Underwater World - I find it very hypocritical that the ad for Montana tourism features a bison since they are killing those that cross their borders from Yellowstone National Park.
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/explorers-project/141023-explorers-gruber?utm_source=NatGeocom&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=inside_20150205&utm_campaign=Content


California Moves to Ban All Vaccination Exemptions
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2015/02/california-moves-ban-all-vaccination-exemptions

The Reason Why All The Songs On The Radio Sound The Same Might Make You Blush - interesting
http://www.upworthy.com/the-reason-why-all-the-songs-on-the-radio-sound-the-same-might-make-you-blush?c=upw1

Reading for pleasure boosts self-esteem - Well this house has no problem
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/reading-pleasure-boosts-self-esteem

How American Oligarchs Are Pushing America to the Brink of Fascism
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/how-american-oligarchs-are-pushing-america-brink-fascism?akid=12766.204376.A26GMk&rd=1&src=newsletter1031451&t=4

And now from the boo do hoo do club:
Evangelists Plan to Convert Atheist Computers to Christianity
http://www.alternet.org/belief/evangelists-plan-convert-atheist-computers-christianity?akid=12766.204376.A26GMk&rd=1&src=newsletter1031451&t=20

Oh Sweet Irony: Walker Caught Lying About Removing "Search For Truth" from UW Mission Statement
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/05/1362537/-Oh-Sweet-Sweet-Irony-Walker-Lies-About-Deleting-Search-For-Truth-From-UW-Mission-Statement?detail=email

The Guardian: Fox News "literally – working for al-Qaida and Isis’s media arm”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/05/1362462/-The-Guardian-Fox-News-literally-working-for-al-Qaida-and-Isis-s-media-arm?detail=email

Anti-vaccine megachurch hit with measles epidemic, now offering free vaccinations - morons - they should have vaccinated in the 1st place
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/26/1234055/-Anti-vaccine-megachurch-hit-with-measles-epidemic-now-offering-free-vaccinations?detail=email

In honor of Ronald Reagan’s birthday: List of Reagan administration convictions.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/10/17/157477/-List-of-Reagan-administration-convictions?detail=email

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie target of new criminal investigation
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/05/1362575/-New-Jersey-Gov-Chris-Christie-target-of-new-criminal-investigation?detail=email

10 million 'missing' gallons of crude oil from BP's 2010 oil spill has been found
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/05/1362564/-10-million-missing-gallons-of-crude-oil-from-BP-s-2010-oil-spill-has-been-found?detail=email

EXCLUSIVE - Koch Brothers, Rick Scott And Jeb Bush Exposed In Florida Pipeline Scandal
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/03/1361864/-EXCLUSIVE-Koch-Brothers-Rick-Scott-And-Jeb-Bush-Exposed-In-Florida-Pipeline-Scandal?detail=email

Creationist theme park planners to sue state for not giving them free money
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/04/1362281/-Creationist-theme-park-planners-to-sue-state-for-not-giving-them-free-money?detail=email

Kansas Legislator Moves to Make Teaching Sex-Ed a Crime - WTF is wrong with these people?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/04/1362362/-Kansas-Legislator-Moves-to-Make-Teaching-Sex-Ed-a-Crime?detail=email

Oh, and here are some more bright sparks of government.
Utah lawmakers debate whether sex with unconscious person is rape
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/04/1362217/-Utah-lawmakers-debate-whether-sex-with-unconscious-person-is-rape?detail=email

Jon Stewart Makes Hay Out of Ridiculous Texas-Florida Brawl in the House - FL disses TX
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-makes-hay-out-ridiculous-texas-florida-brawl-house?akid=12762.204376.zW3sjA&rd=1&src=newsletter1031432&t=11

Jon Stewart Nails Chris Christie's 'Comfort with Corruption’
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/watch-jon-stewart-nails-chris-christies-comfort-corruption

Lolita, the World’s Loneliest Orca, Gets Endangered Species Protection
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/02/04/captive-killer-whale-gets-endangered-species-protection?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-04

Watch 300 Manatees Shut Down a Wildlife Park
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/02/03/watch-300-manatees-force-officials-shut-down-wildlife-park?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-02-04

Florida Cops Accused of Attacking Ex-NYPD Officer Who Was Helping Her Son
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/florida-cops-accused-attacking-ex-nypd-officer-who-was-helping-her-son?akid=12756.204376.dSWdjH&rd=1&src=newsletter1031379&t=17

DNA Tests Confirm NYC Subway Is a Germaphobe’s Worst Nightmare
http://time.com/3697797/new-york-city-subway-germs-bacteria-dna/

Lost typeface printing blocks found in river Thames
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31188255

Why sheep could be fitted with WiFi sensors
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31188251

West Virginia Republican Says Rape Can Be ‘Beautiful’ if It Produces a Child - WTF? This man needs an attitude adjustment
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/republican-says-rape-can-be-beautiful?akid=12770.204376._5-Jfp&rd=1&src=newsletter1031494&t=25

Dark Chocolate Pudding
http://www.nytimes.com/video/dining/100000003490833/dark-chocolate-pudding.html?emc=edit_th_20150207&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Lizabeth Scott, Film Noir Siren, Dies at 92
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/07/movies/lizabeth-scott-film-noir-siren-dies-at-92.html?emc=edit_th_20150207&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Magna Carta edition found in Sandwich archive scrapbook
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-31242433

Hey, fancy buying a straw house?
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31156579

Think Islamists Are the Only Religious Terrorists? Meet Some Famous Killers for Christ - well, this article barely covers the subject
http://www.alternet.org/belief/think-islamists-are-only-religious-terrorists-meet-some-famous-killers-christ?akid=12773.204376.XkMbHV&rd=1&src=newsletter1031557&t=14

HOT-PINK SEA SLUGS ARE INFILTRATING THE CALIFORNIA COAST ... HERE'S WHY
http://www.earthtouchnews.com/all-articles/2015/february/03/hot-pink-sea-slugs-are-infiltrating-the-california-coast-heres-why/#.VNEsrviKel8.twitter

Anti-oil sands activists in the U.S. are getting visits from the FBI
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/anti-oil-sands-activists-in-the-us-are-getting-visits-from-the-fbi/article22851903/

Christiegate: United Airlines Caught Bribing Christie Crony Samson
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/06/1362754/-Christiegate-United-Airlines-Caught-Bribing-Christie-Crony-Samson?detail=email

Paul Ryan's first tax package adds nearly $100 billion to the deficit
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/05/1362530/-Paul-Ryan-s-first-tax-package-adds-nearly-100-billion-to-the-nbsp-deficit?detail=email

First Country in the World Dumps Fossil Fuels As Divestment Movement Heats Up - Bravo!!
http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/06/divestment-movement-heats-up/?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=5cd887ed7e-Top_News_2_7_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-5cd887ed7e-85955433

NYPD Has a Plan to Magically Turn Anyone It Wants Into a Felon 
http://justice.gawker.com/nypd-has-a-plan-to-magically-turn-anyone-it-wants-into-1684017767

In fracking hot spots, police and gas industry share intelligence on activists
http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2015/02/02/in-fracking-hot-spots-police-and-gas-industry-share-intelligence-on-activists/

License Plate Scanners Also Taking Photos of Drivers and Passengers - maybe we should all start sticking out tongues out or flipping them the bird
https://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty-national-security/license-plate-scanners-also-taking-photos-drivers-and

New Jersey Gov. Christie Signs Bill 'Siding With Private Water Companies' Over Public Water

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/02/05/new-jersey-gov-christie-signs-bill-siding-private-water-companies-over-public-water

Old books reborn as art
http://www.ted.com/talks/brian_dettmer_old_books_reborn_as_intricate_art?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2015-02-07&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_content=bottom_right_image

Anthem's Data Breach: Now A Lifelong Cluster**** for 80 Million Americans
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/06/1362667/-Anthem-s-Data-Breach-Now-A-Lifelong-Clusterfuck-for-80-Million-Americans?detail=email

Bill Maher asks a favor of Republicans slamming Sarah Palin
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/07/1362941/-Bill-Maher-asks-a-favor-of-Republicans-slamming-Sarah-Palin?detail=email

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January 27th

It has been a while since I posted so I am going to try and catch up in one post.

The snow storm that was supposed to be snow-poc-ka-lypse never materialized. We ended up getting about 3 inches of snow. It is still snowing but I don’t think we will get much accumulation.

We spent a quiet New Year with friends and ten I spent the week catching up on the chores that have been neglected since the holidays rolled through.

Work has slowed on the hex quilt since I have a very sore thumb joint for some reason or other. I must have done something to it by picking something up the wrong way. You don’t realize what the thumb does until it starts tho hurt. LOL!

I did notice while working on the quilt last night that I had flipped the order of one of the hex strips so I will have to remove it and turn it round the right way.

A few weeks ago in the early morning hours I was jarred by what sounded like an avalanche. Upon investigation I found that two of my office shelves had decided not to be shelves anymore. The sound was obviously all of the books hitting the floor.

I think I will put off shoveling snow for a bit since there is not that much there. Yes, I am being lazy because I don't want to have to do it twice and they say this should all be finished by 12PM. Time will tell. I was enjoying not having snow this year.

I love Bernie Sanders…
Bernie Sanders Just Screwed over the Republicans
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/14/1357635/-Woot-Bernie-Sanders-Just-Screwed-over-the-Republicans?detail=email

Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says - not good
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/science/earth/study-raises-alarm-for-health-of-ocean-life.html?emc=edit_th_20150116&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

This is just unacceptable! I don’t care if it being frozen over limits the damage - one drop of oil in the river is too much!

50,000 gallons of oil spill into Yellowstone River
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/19/1358683/-50-000-barrels-of-oil-spill-into-Yellowstone-River

Have a good one!

Recommended Reading

Jon Stewart Decimates Tea Party Response to Obama's State of the Union
http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/watch-jon-stewart-decimates-tea-party-response-obamas-state-union?akid=12712.204376.XV9lLN&rd=1&src=newsletter1030715&t=3

Using Anti-Postal Service Tactics Against Social Security
http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2015/01/09/using-anti-postal-service-tactics-against-social-security/

Paul Krugman Eviscerates Crazy Voodoo Economics of New GOP-led Congress
http://www.alternet.org/economy/paul-krugman-eviscerates-crazy-voodoo-economics-new-gop-led-congress?akid=12672.204376.ofsgai&rd=1&src=newsletter1030034&t=7

10-year-old Author of Best-selling Christian Book Admits He Never Actually ‘Came Back from Heaven’
http://www.alternet.org/belief/10-year-old-author-best-selling-christian-book-admits-he-never-actually-came-back-heaven?akid=12694.204376.rDwPON&rd=1&src=newsletter1030413&t=13

Jon Stewart Ridicules Alabama Law Providing Lawyers for Fetuses - it is proof that climate change is having an effect upon the Southern brain. Obviously, they are getting fried.
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-ridicules-alabama-law-providing-lawyers-fetuses?akid=12694.204376.rDwPON&rd=1&src=newsletter1030413&t=5

Gifts To Christie Raise Big Ethics Questions
http://www.nationalmemo.com/gifts-christie-raise-big-ethics-questions/

Ted Cruz deploys diabolical plan on Keystone to screw over ... the Republican Party - such a moron!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/14/1357730/-Ted-Cruz-plans-Keystone-amendment-to-lift-decades-old-restrictions-on-exporting-U-S-crude?detail=email

CAN A KANGAROO DEFEAT A DRONE?
http://www.popsci.com/can-kangaroo-defeat-drone

Japan's newest island still increasing in size
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30610447

Meeting a wild wolf pack
http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-30575589

David Ryall dies aged 79
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30615934

Llama on the loose in Littleborough - fiber on the run
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30630648

Christine Cavanaugh, voice of Babe and Rugrats' Chuckie, dies at 51
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30641026

Absurd Creature of the Week: The World’s Goofiest-Looking Spider Is Actually a Brutal Ninja
http://www.wired.com/2014/12/absurd-creature-of-the-week-assassin-spider/?mbid=social_twitter

The robot that paints your nails
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30576909

Thousands of ancient coins discovered in Buckinghamshire field
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30657551

Edward Herrmann dies aged 71
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30655155

The first person to walk the length of the Nile
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30655043

Life as a young Native American in South Dakota
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30659678

Burmese flatidae nymph planthoppers - cool creatures
http://blog.therainforestsite.com/comedy-creatures/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=trsreminder&utm_campaign=comedy-creatures&utm_term=20150103&utm_content=_S

Bushfire threat as blazes rage in southern Australia
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30664854

Country star Little Jimmy Dickens dies aged 94
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30664783

Mapped: The beaches where Lego washes up
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28582621

Open Letter To Michelle Duggar As She Celebrates Victory In Repealing LGBT Anti-Discrimination Laws
http://www.liberalamerica.org/2014/12/13/an-open-letter-to-michelle-duggar-as-she-celebrates-her-victory-in-repealing-anti-lgbt-laws/

Scientists Discover That Drunk Birds Sing Like Drunks
http://www.npr.org/2014/12/28/373649024/scientists-discover-that-drunk-birds-sing-like-drunks?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Orca Calf Shows Signs Of Whale Midwifery
http://www.npr.org/2015/01/03/374737042/orca-calf-shows-signs-of-orca-midwifery

Men Dig Out Moose Buried By Avalanche
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/02/374647921/snow-angels-men-dig-out-moose-buried-by-avalanche

New fanged frog 'gives birth to tadpoles’
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30643756

Queen Khentakawess III's tomb found in Egypt
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30674339

The invisible objects you can touch
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30553159

Kazakhs practise ancient sport of eagle hunting
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30677503

Fun stuff


Weird Al’s ‘Tacky’ - that is the cleanest stage door alley I’ve ever seen


Silly kitties


Ancient Trees: Beth Moon’s 14-Year Quest to Photograph the World’s Most Majestic Trees
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/12/ancient-trees-beth-moon/

Remembering the Rosewood Massacre
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/04/1354699/-Remembering-the-Rosewood-Massacre?detail=email

Six women murdered each day as femicide in Mexico nears a pandemic
http://america.aljazeera.com/multimedia/2015/1/mexico-s-pandemicfemicides.html

Gay-Hating Duggars Have a Lesbian in Their Family—And She Thinks They’re Crazy
http://www.alternet.org/gay-hating-duggars-have-lesbian-their-family-and-she-thinks-theyre-crazy?akid=12641.204376.mDg3Mh&rd=1&src=newsletter1029598&t=14

Bill Moyers: The Ingenious Project to Save Our Climate Using an Ancient Legal Theory
http://www.alternet.org/environment/bill-moyers-ingenious-project-save-our-climate-using-ancient-legal-theory?akid=12648.308485.-vA5xF&rd=1&src=newsletter1029671&t=4

MIT Science Prof Threatens to Undo Everything Religious Right Holds Dear
http://www.alternet.org/belief/scientist-undos-wacky-creationism-claims

Fireworks factory explodes in Colombia
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-30690377

Growing up Indian - not Native American - in Wyoming
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30659679

An Interviewer Doesn't Know How To Handle His Guest Because He Got Something Quite Unexpected
http://www.upworthy.com/an-interviewer-doesnt-know-how-to-handle-his-guest-because-he-got-something-quite-unexpected?c=upw1

There Were Too Many Deer In The Forest. So They Unleashed The Wolves Without Any Idea What Would Happen. - this is the reason I am pro wolves
http://www.upworthy.com/there-were-too-many-deer-in-the-forest-so-they-unleashed-the-wolves-without-any-idea-what-would-happen?c=reccon1

To Discipline and Punish: Milwaukee Police Make Late Night Visits
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/30/1354745/-To-Discipline-and-Punish-Milwaukee-Police-Make-Late-Night-Visit?detail=email

Hotel chains are asking the FCC for permission to block personal WiFi devices on their properties
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/05/1355685/-Hotel-chains-are-asking-the-FCC-for-permission-to-block-personal-WiFi-devices-on-their-properties?detail=email

Kochs and Walmart Clan Wage Dirty War to Stop You From Putting Solar Panels on Your Home
http://www.alternet.org/environment/koch-and-wal-marts-attempt-kill-solar-panels?akid=12653.204376.SFqoGW&rd=1&src=newsletter1029806&t=3

Lawyer: Cops Break Woman’s Ribs for ‘Disrespect’ Over Incident Involving a Truck
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/lawyer-cops-break-womans-ribs-disrespect-over-incident-involving-truck?akid=12653.204376.SFqoGW&rd=1&src=newsletter1029806&t=17

Does the University of Michigan's New Football Coach N http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/28354-does-the-university-of-michigan-s-new-football-coach-need-food-stamps eed Food Stamps?

10 Rush Limbaugh Sponsors To Boycott
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/28/1353710/-10-Rush-Limbaugh-Sponsors-Every-Liberal-Should-Boycott?detail=email

She Was Keeping A Big Secret From Her Brother. After Her Father Died, Her Mom Finally Spilled It.
http://www.upworthy.com/she-was-keeping-a-big-secret-from-her-brother-after-her-father-died-her-mom-finally-spilled-it?c=upw1

'Alien Earth' is among eight new far-off planets
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30705517

CES 2015: The charger that boosts battery in seconds
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30708945

Smart Clip reminds parents of babies left in cars - people forget kids in cars?
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30705901

CES 2015: Digital tag TrackR helps you locate items
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30657346

JMW Turner's Twickenham house 'saved' by Lottery grant
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30708457

Antibiotics: US discovery labelled 'game-changer' for medicine - well, we better hope that it does work because we are in real trouble with the existing ones
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30657486

Santiago Calatrava rebuilds St Nicholas Church on Ground Zero - I was heart broken when I knew that the tower was going to fall on this small gem of a church. It was always quiet, dark and peaceful.
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30691875

A Holiday Guest Is Leaving Dangerous Poop in Your Couch
http://nautil.us/blog/a-holiday-guest-is-leaving-dangerous-poop-in-your-couch

Colorado Springs NAACP Office Bombed Today
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/07/1356042/-Colorado-Springs-NAACP-Office-Bombed-Today?detail=email

Bernie Sanders To Obama Admin: Let Me See The Damn TPP Draft
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/06/1355859/-Bernie-Sanders-To-Obama-Admin-Let-Me-See-The-Damn-TPP-Draft

Scathing NYT Editorial on the NYPD - exactly right
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/06/1356032/-Scathing-NYT-Editorial-on-the-NYPD?detail=email

Explosive stellar tussle revealed in 3D
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30721794

The Australian town with homes underground
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-30586983

Scotland's tallest horse could be Europe's biggest
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-30725312

Rod Taylor, star of The Birds, dies aged 84 - sadness
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-30738498

Saudi blogger Badawi 'flogged for Islam insult’ - shame on the Saudi’s
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30744693

Saturn pinpointed to within one mile by giant telescope
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30743935ß

Police Gave Boy No Aid After Shooting in Cleveland
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/us/police-in-cleveland-boys-fatal-shooting-did-not-give-medical-aid.html?emc=edit_th_20150109&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Insane New Policy Would Require Day Care Staff to Report Toddlers Who Are Terrorist Sympathizers -= this is just insane. Besides, every toddler is a terrorist…just talk to their parents. :)
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/insane-new-policy-would-require-day-care-staff-report-toddlers-who-are-terrorist?akid=12665.204376.Qd05xL&rd=1&src=newsletter1029976&t=15

Guatemala's Indigenous People Fighting Back Against Exploitation by Multinational Mining Companies
http://www.alternet.org/guatemalas-indigenous-people-fighting-back-against-exploitation-multinational-mining-companies?akid=12665.204376.Qd05xL&rd=1&src=newsletter1029976&t=21

Why Right-Wing Crackpots Like the Duggars Kill the Most Embryos - well said
http://www.alternet.org/belief/why-right-wing-crackpots-duggars-kill-most-embryos

Republicans Move To Gut Social Security Benefits on Their First Day in Power
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/07/1356086/-Republicans-Move-To-Gut-Social-Security-Benefits-on-Their-First-Day-in-Power

North Texas rattled by nine earthquakes in nine hours
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/07/1356097/-North-Texas-rattled-by-nine-earthquakes-in-nine-hours?detail=email

Want a raise? Wash your vagina.- Me thinks Women’s Day should vet the language in the ads they accept
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/08/26/896386/-Want-a-raise-Wash-your-vagina?detail=email

‘Bent time’ tips pulsar out of view
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30752288

2 Democrats Hilariously Yank McConnell's Chain After One Of His Most Asinine Statements
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/08/1356310/-Mitch-McConnell-Credits-America-s-Good-Economy-To-Oooh-You-re-So-Close?detail=email

Carlos Oliva-Sola's Tragic End to an Ordinary Life: Killed by LA Police
http://truth-out.org/news/item/28422-carlos-oliva-sola-s-tragic-end-to-an-ordinary-life-killed-by-la-police

It Is Incorrect for the Media to State the Economy Is Improving When Wages Are Falling
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/it-is-incorrect-for-the-media-to-state-the-economy-is-improving-when-wages-are-falling

Twelve Ways to Drive GMOs and Monsanto's Roundup off the Market
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/28457-twelve-ways-to-drive-gmos-and-monsanto-s-roundup-off-the-market

Woman Killed When Police Officer Tries to Shoot Her German Shepherd
http://www.alternet.org/woman-killed-when-police-officer-tries-shoot-her-german-shepherd?akid=12664.204376.D8WQso&rd=1&src=newsletter1029932&t=16

New Research Links Scores of Earthquakes to Fracking Wells Near a Fault in Ohio
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/08/us/new-research-links-scores-of-earthquakes-to-fracking-wells-near-a-fault-in-ohio.html

Watch Elizabeth Warren School the Senate on the Keystone XL Pipeline: 'It's About Money and Power’
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/01/09/elizabeth-warren-keystone-pipeline-transcanada-boondoggle?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-09

Charlie Hebdo, Before the Massacre
http://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000003439513/charlie-hebdo-before-the-massacre.html?emc=edit_th_20150110&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Despite Our Frigid Winter, The Earth Is Getting Hotter
http://www.nationalmemo.com/despite-frigid-winter-earth-getting-hotter/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=MM_frequency_six&utm_campaign=Morning%20Memo%20-%202015-01-10

What happened to England's forgotten railway stations?
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-29816152

This Is Who We're Feeding With Our Extra Food. And You'll Spit Out Your Corn As Soon As You Know.
http://www.upworthy.com/this-is-who-were-feeding-with-our-extra-food-and-youll-spit-out-your-corn-as-soon-as-you-know?c=upw1

Rare shark birth captured on camera
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30747971

New species of marine reptile identified from Skye fossils
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-30741402

Mystery book sculptor answers questions
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-30697553

Myanmar-China trafficking: Sold by father for $1000
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30772402

Treating leg ulcers with sugar could benefit thousands
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-30782619

Celebrating 'ghost sign' advertising boards
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-30703573

Cruise Ships Are Big Polluters, but This High-Tech Design Could Change That
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/08/ruiseliners-and-cargo-ships-are-big-polluters-hybrid-design-could-change-all?cmpid=tpenviro-eml-2015-01-10-countries

10 Fun Facts About the Fossa
http://www.wired.com/2015/01/creature-feature-10-fun-facts-fossa/

Montana officer, Grant Morrison, shoots and kills his second unarmed man. No charges in either case.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/09/1356607/-Montana-officer-Grant-Morrison-shoots-and-kills-his-second-unarmed-man-No-charges-in-either-case

How Republicans plan to destroy your full-time job
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/08/1356374/-How-Republicans-plan-to-destroy-your-full-time-nbsp-job?detail=email

New Committee Chair, Ron Johnson: A Working Single Mom Should "Find Someone to Support Her"
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/09/1356674/-New-Committee-Chair-Ron-Johnson-A-Working-Single-Mom-Should-Find-Someone-to-Support-Her?detail=email

Utah shows How to break the Spiral of Homelessness
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/09/1356673/-Utah-shows-How-to-break-the-Spiral-of-Homelessness?detail=email

Glow in the dark Harry Potter books go viral - excellent design
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harry-potter/11280240/Kincs-Nagy-Harry-Potter-book-designs.html

Trying to prove he could be president, Marco Rubio demonstrates how unqualified he is
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/09/1356627/-Trying-to-prove-he-could-be-president-Marco-Rubio-demonstrates-how-unqualified-he-nbsp-is?detail=email

Jon Stewart slams Mitch McConnell for taking credit for economic recovery
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/09/1356647/-Jon-Stewart-slams-Mitch-McConnell-for-taking-credit-for-economic-recovery?detail=email

No Time for Bats to Rest Easy
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/13/science/no-time-for-bats-to-rest-easy.html?emc=edit_th_20150113&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Twelve new songs are being sung by bowhead whales undertaking their annual spring migration
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150108-unique-whale-songs-discovered

Brewery makes 'whale testicle beer’ - actually a better use of the testicles would be on a live whale
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-30777516

NZ navy barred from boarding boats in fishing stand-off
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30808949

Upside-down yoga catches on in Oz
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30808043

Inside Jeb Bush's Shady Business Dealings With China
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/inside-jeb-bushs-shady-business-dealings-china?akid=12683.204376.9jV7TE&rd=1&src=newsletter1030226&t=15

See the Tiny Tank Where This Killer Whale Has Been Confined for 45 Years - to me this is animal abuse
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/01/13/watch-where-killer-whale-has-been-confined-45-years?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-13

Plastics Labeled ‘BPA-Free’ Might Be B.S.-Filled
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/13/bpa-free-label-doesnt-mean-much-it-used?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-13

Great Canadian Migrations: The Tar Sands Pipeline


Teenager in handcuffs saves police officer's life
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30827206

The geese that can conquer Mount Everest
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30845250

Three rhinos flee from Israel's safari zoo - the girls went walkabout!
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30844521

Beagle 2: The mystery of the missing space probe
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30845242

Rare Butterfly Is Half Male, Half Female
http://www.livescience.com/49364-half-male-half-female-butterfly.html

Chris Christie's New Jersey Nightmare: Why Economic Recovery Hasn't Touched the Garden State
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/chris-christies-new-jersey-nightmare-why-economic-recovery-hasnt-touched-garden?akid=12691.204376.1tjIyG&rd=1&src=newsletter1030348&t=7

Jon Stewart Slams France for Hypocritical Free Speech Arrests
http://www.alternet.org/video/watch-jon-stewart-slams-france-hypocritical-free-speech-arrests?akid=12691.204376.1tjIyG&rd=1&src=newsletter1030348&t=13

Gay Dads (And The Children) Star In Adorable Ad
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/15/1357721/-Gay-Dads-And-The-Children-Star-In-Adorable-Ad?detail=email

Things People Say When You're A Blond Female Engineer At MIT
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/things-people-say-to-blond-engineers-at-mi

Major Health Study: Long-Time Pot Smokers Face Little Damage to Their Lungs - :)
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/pot-not-bad-your-lungs?akid=12692.204376.IOAaOn&rd=1&src=newsletter1030376&t=12

Meet the Zombie Internet Browser Cookie -- It Can't Be Killed and Won't Stop Tracking You
http://www.alternet.org/investigations/meet-zombie-internet-browser-cookie-it-cant-be-killed-and-wont-stop-tracking-you?akid=12692.204376.IOAaOn&rd=1&src=newsletter1030376&t=14

Christian Mom Alarmed That School Bus Tail Lights Form ‘Pagan’ Pentagram - lolrof! The woman is truly nuts
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/christian-mom-alarmed-school-bus-tail-lights-form-pagan-pentagram?akid=12692.204376.IOAaOn&rd=1&src=newsletter1030376&t=20

U.S. Army Officially Recruits for ‘Mission for God’
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/15/1358006/-STOP-READ-LOOK-AT-SHOCKING-PHOTO-U-S-Army-Official-Recruitment-for-Mission-for-God?detail=email

Undercover officers infiltrate #BlackLivesMatter protest movement in Minnesota; charge leaders
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/15/1357973/-Undercover-officers-infiltrate-BlackLivesMatter-protest-movement-in-Minnesota-charge-leaders?detail=email

How do you vaccinate a badger?
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-30838208

Painting Bangladesh's colourful rickshaws
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30854038

Catholics do not 'need to be like rabbits'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30891667

India's tiger population sees 30% increase - bravo India! Finally, something to be proud of
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30896028

Christie Sinks To Embarrassing New Low In 2016 Poll
http://www.nationalmemo.com/christie-sinks-embarrassing-new-low-2016-poll/

His Students Were Struggling, So He Changed 1 Big Thing. Then Everything Changed - good idea
http://www.upworthy.com/his-students-were-struggling-so-he-changed-1-big-thing-then-everything-changed?c=upw1

How America's Wealthy Stole the American Dream and Cashed It at an Offshore Bank
http://www.alternet.org/economy/how-americas-wealthy-stole-american-dream-and-cashed-it-offshore-bank?akid=12699.204376.HULhU4&rd=1&src=newsletter1030543&t=3

9 Weird, Wrong Things Students Learned in Abstinence-Only Sex Ed
http://www.alternet.org/sex-amp-relationships/9-weird-wrong-things-students-learned-abstinence-only-sex-ed?akid=12699.204376.HULhU4&rd=1&src=newsletter1030543&t=7

Police's Aggressive Use of Flashbangs Has Yielded Tragic Results
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/polices-aggressive-use-flashbangs-has-yielded-tragic-results?akid=12699.204376.HULhU4&rd=1&src=newsletter1030543&t=29

U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit- the aliens must have just moved to NB and open up shop as the US Meat Animal Research Center
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/dining/animal-welfare-at-risk-in-experiments-for-meat-industry.html?emc=edit_th_20150120&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406&_r=0

Bats That Prey Together
http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003454941/bats-that-prey-together.html?emc=edit_th_20150120&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=44350406

Rate of environmental degradation puts life on Earth at risk, say scientists
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists

X-ray technique 'reads' burnt Vesuvius scroll
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30888767

CIA clears itself of wrongdoing after hacking Senate oversight committee - well, of course they did. Did you think that they would do otherwise?
http://www.justiceonline.org/pcjf_statement_cia_clears_itself_of_wrongdoing_after_hacking_senate_oversight_committee?utm_campaign=jan_newsl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=justiceonline

Laser-etched metal 'bounces' water and cleans itself
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30915266

Liam Neeson under fire from Taken 3 gun makers - I agree with Neeson, guns are a disgrace
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30912656

Shock as Brazilian surfer Ricardo dos Santos shot dead - sad
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-30909626

Western world ‘vulnerable’ to epidemics, warns Ebola expert - he’s right
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30907630

Evil Cannibal Squirrels Could Make California's Drought Less Terrible
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/01/beldings-ground-squirrels-californias-drought

Why Are the Feds Abusing Research Animals?
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/01/why-usda-abusing-animals-service-meat-industry

New dash cam footage shows unarmed New Jersey man shot 9 times by two officers
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/21/1359132/-New-dash-cam-footage-shows-unarmed-New-Jersey-man-shot-9-times-by-two-officers?detail=email

New police radars can 'see' inside homes
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/01/19/police-radar-see-through-walls/22007615/

French Comedy Show Satirizes Fox News' Coverage of Paris Paranoia -- 'Oh My God, a Couscous!
http://www.alternet.org/media/oh-my-god-couscous-french-comedy-show-satirizes-fox-news-coverage-paris-paranoia?akid=12701.204376.6EaU_P&rd=1&src=newsletter1030591&t=18

Mexico's spectacular Colima volcano eruption captured on webcam as ash and dust plume grows
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-22/mexicos-spectacular-colima-volcano-eruption/6033332

Female veteran finds nasty note on her car after parking in 'reserved for veterans' spot
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/21/1359163/-Female-veteran-finds-nasty-note-on-her-car-after-parking-in-reserved-for-veterans-spot?detail=email

"Like" That Post? Lose Your Job, Your Livelihood, Your Future.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/21/1359060/--Like-That-Post-Lose-Your-Job-Your-Livelihood-Your-Future?detail=email

Republicans table vote on abortion ban, fearing a revolt from female lawmakers
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/22/1359397/-Republicans-table-vote-on-abortion-ban-fearing-a-revolt-from-female-lawmakers?detail=email

Joni Ernst's Family Actually Received $460,000 in Federal Subsidies - busted
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/joni-ernsts-family-actually-received-460000-federal-subsidies?akid=12712.204376.XV9lLN&rd=1&src=newsletter1030715&t=11

Scientists slow the speed of light
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-30944584

Divers 'soaked in faeces' in whale 'poonado'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hh3zp

King Tutankhamen's beard raises concerns about Egypt's antiquities
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30944815

62-year-old black grandfather choked and held down by three white men who see his legal firearm
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/22/1359564/-62-year-old-black-grandfather-choked-and-held-down-by-3-white-men-who-see-his-legal-firearm?detail=email

High benzene levels found after Montana pipeline spill
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/1/20/high-benzene-levelsfoundmontanapipelinespill.html

Faced With Land Seizures, Defiant Nebraskans Vow to Halt Keystone XL
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/20/faced-land-seizures-defiant-nebraskans-vow-halt-keystone-xl

Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28677-koch-brothers-exposed-2014

Record Spill Contaminates North Dakota River With 3 Million Gallons of Fracking Wastewater
http://www.alternet.org/fracking/fracking-spill-north-dakota?akid=12715.204376.fOzCuO&rd=1&src=newsletter1030769&t=18

Illinois Schools Demand Students Hand Over Social Media Passwords - I’d be telling them where to sit and rotate
http://www.alternet.org/education/illinois-schools-demand-students-hand-over-social-media-passwords?akid=12715.204376.fOzCuO&rd=1&src=newsletter1030769&t=7

McDonald’s Fries Are Made of Potatoes—and a Whole Bunch of Other Stuff
http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/01/22/mcdonalds-french-fries?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-23

Whose Tomb? Greece Wonders
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/24/arts/design/alexander-the-greats-legacy-stirred-up-by-excavation.html?ref=arts&_r=0

Baby rhinoceros takes first steps at Copenhagen zoo
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30991286

Near asteroid 2004 BL86 has a moon
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31001665

Shaun the Sheep movie: '15 gags a minute', no words
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31001028

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BOOKS READ 2016

1) The Magicians by Lev Grossman

2) The Poisoner of Ptah: A Story of Intrigue and Murder Set in Ancient Egypt/ by Paul Doherty

3) The Secret Supper by Javier Sierra

4) The Ronin's Mistress by Laura Joh Rowland

5) Weight of Stone by Laura Anne Gilman

6) The Incense Game by Laura Joh Rowland

7) The Shattered Vine by Laura Anne Gilman

BOOKS READ 2015

1) A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

2) Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

3) The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

4) Vampire in Denial by Dale Meyer

5) The Fey - Claudia Hall Christian

6) Witch Season - Summer by Jeff Mariotte

7) Witch Season - Fall by Jeff Mariotte

8) Divergent by Veronica Roth

9) Insurgent by Veronica Roth

10) The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins

11) Ode To A Banker by Lindsey Davis

12) Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head by Lauren Oliver & H.C. Chester

13) Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

14) The Last Thirteen by James Phelan

15) The Ghost & Mrs. Muir by R.A. Dick

16) The Jupiter Myth by Lindsey Davis

17) August Heat by Andrea Camilleri

18) Allegiant by Veronica Roth

19) The Debt: Catch the Zolt by Phillip Gwynne

20) Nemesis by Lindsey Davis

21) Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon

22) The Golden Egg by Donna Leon

23) The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan

24) Now Voyager by Olive Higgins Prouty

25) A Dying Light In Cordoba by Lindsey Davis

26) The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle

27) The Last Kashmiri Rose by Barbara Cleverly

BOOKS READ 2014

1) Asking Questions by H.R.F. Keating

2) A
Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
by John Grant

3) A Baltimore Garden Quilt by Barbara Burnham

4) Circular Knitting Workshop by Margaret Radcliffe

5) Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog

6) The Good Detective by H.R.F. Keating

7) City of Bones - The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

8)The Art of Seamless Knitting by Simona Merchant-Dest

9) A Gathering of Lace by Meg Swansen

10) Circular Knitting Workshop by Margaret Radcliffe

11) Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog

12) City of Ashes - The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

13) City of Glass - The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

14) City of Fallen Angels - The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

15) The Accusers by Lindsey Davis

16) City of Lost Souls - The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

17) City of Heavenly Fire - The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

18) The Children of Hurin by JRR Tolken

19) Ashes of the Elements by Alys Clare

20) The Rose of the World by Alys Clare

21) The Joys of My Life by Alys Clare

22) Out of the Dawn Light by Alys Clare

23) Mulch Ado About Nothing by Jill Churchill

24) The House of the Seven Mabels/I> by Jill Churchill

25) The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble

26) Mist Over the Water by Alys Clare

BOOKS READ 2013

1) Voices by Ursula K. LeGuin

2) The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming by Masanobu Fukuoka

3) The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer (audio book)

4) Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman (audiobook)

5) Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austin

6) Paradise Postponed by John Mortimer

7) Demon of the Air - An Aztec Mystery by Simon Levack

8) Shadow of the Lords - An Aztec Mystery by Simon Levack

9) Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage by Sherry Sontag & Christopher Drew

10) Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

11) A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cossé

12) Gifts by Ursula K. LeGuin

13) Wine of Violence by Priscilla Royal

14) The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

15) A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters

16) The Queen's Agent by John Cooper

17) The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

18) The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri

19) The Rose Without a Thorn by Jean Plaidy

20) Plain & Simple by Sue Bender


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