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Posted by on July 5, 2013 in Art, Decorating, Photography

 

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Man in Front of Moon

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Photograph by Philipp Schmidli

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Sometimes, an amazing photograph is a matter of luck. Good timing, happenstance, what have you. But most are the results of careful planning, thinking ahead, and knowing exactly what it is you’re trying to do.

That’s what photographer Philipp Schmidli did. He took great pains to map out exactly how he wanted a particular series of photos to go, and I’m really glad he did. The results he got are nothing short of spectacular

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2013 in Art, Photography

 

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A Quote from Albert Einstein

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”Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A human being is a part of the whole called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~Albert Einstein
 
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Posted by on April 18, 2013 in People, Photography

 

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President Obama returning to WH during Hurricane Sandy


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After cancelling his appearance at a morning campaign rally in Orlando, Fla., President Barack Obama walks toward the White House in a driving rain Monday. Obama returned to Washington to monitor preparations for early response to Hurricane Sandy on Monday.

Mitt Romney would have someone carrying an umbrella for him as would other Republicans.

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Current Events, Photography

 

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Fire in the Sky

This beautiful photograph is found all over the internet so I don’t know who to credit for this amazing piece of art. I fell in love with it as did many others, obviously.

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2012 in Art, Environment, Nature, Photography

 

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The Silence on Global Warming

Harrowing predictions of climate scientists are coming true, as glaciers melt, forests burn, heat waves proliferate and freakish weather strikes in unexpected places. But the propagandists of global-warming denial have succeeded in silencing most politicians and the mainstream press. Written by Robert Parry


File Photo credit: Brittney Misialek, former WGN-TV intern.

Something called a “derecho” – a fast-moving line of thunderstorms – strikes the Washington area knocking out power for days. Massive forest fires ravage Colorado. A record heat wave covers much of the country. The U.S. press treats these events as major stories, but two words are rarely mentioned: “global warming.”

What has become most striking about the growing evidence that climate change is a clear and present danger – indeed an emerging existential threat – is the simultaneous failure of the U.S. news media to deal seriously with the issue, another sign of how the Right can intimidate the mainstream into going silent.

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We have seen this pattern before, as the Right sets the media agenda by bullying those who threaten its ideological interests. Before the Iraq War, anyone who dared raise questions about the Bush administration’s justifications could expect to be marginalized or worse. Just ask Phil Donahue, Scott Ritter and the Dixie Chicks.

During Ronald Reagan’s presidency, his hard-nosed propagandists dubbed this tactic “controversializing,” that is, anyone who got too much in the way could expect to be subjected to systematic smears and professional deconstruction. With so many right-wing voices willing to say almost anything, it wasn’t hard to intimidate people.

The smart career play was always to retreat when these forces were arrayed against you. Why risk your six- or seven-figure salary on some issue when there are so many other stories that you can work on without all the grief?


Shelf cloud from the developing derecho in Chicago on June 29, 2012. Image Credit: NWS Meteorologist Samuel Shea

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Why is there no maximum wage?

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Posted by on July 5, 2012 in Current Events, Pets, Photography, Politics

 

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