Aug 302014
 

#11: No subject is more sacred or more important. Not health, not education, not economics.
#12: No opinions matter except those that are pro-gun.

10 things the gun industry won’t tell you – MarketWatch

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1. “Owning our product may be hazardous to your health.”
2. “Fear is good for our bottom line.”
3. “Guns get special treatment under the law.”
4. “We want your kids to play with guns.”
5. “Gun control may work. We still think it’s a bad idea.”
6. “Politically, we’re practically unbeatable.”
7. “Under ‘Gun Ban Obama,’ we’re doing just fine.” [see #3]
8. “Sometimes we aren’t ‘pro-gun’ enough.”
9. “We sell guns to people you might not want us to.”
10. “Ammo is our secret (business) weapon.”

10 things the gun industry won’t tell you – MarketWatch

 Posted by at 4:01 pm on Sat 08/30/14
Aug 302014
 

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.” — Sir Paul McCartney

bacon day – Bing

International Bacon Day

International Bacon Day

en.wikipedia.org

International Bacon Day or Bacon Day is an unofficial observance held on the Saturday before Labor Day in the United States.. Bacon day celebrations typically include social gatherings during which participants create and consume dishes containing bacon, including bacon-themed breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and drinks.

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bacon day – Bing

image_thumb[2]If slaughterhouses had GLASS WALLS everyone would be VEGETARIAN – YouTube

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.” — Sir Paul McCartney
Narrated by and starring Sir Paul McCartney, PETA’s shocking new video takes its inspiration from the most well-known quote in the animal

If slaughterhouses had GLASS WALLS everyone would be VEGETARIAN – YouTube

 Posted by at 7:46 am on Sat 08/30/14
Aug 292014
 

OK, I did name the wilderness in the photos themselves. These newest photos are the oldest. (I know, it sounds wrong, but it’s true.) We took a trip to the unnamed wilderness in June with friends Melissa and Lew. We camped in a campground, instead of the jack-camping we did in August. Follow the link for all photos (14 from June plus the previously posted 60 from August).

pale wild iris Western Tanager gray jay (not to be confused with a Clark's nutcracker) a snake in a stream (much smaller than it may seem)

all photos


More from before (photos from the unnamed wilderness) is a post from Ah, Wilderness! . Let me know what you think. peace, mjh

 Posted by at 3:20 pm on Fri 08/29/14
Aug 132014
 

Americans’ optimism is dying – The Washington Post By Dana Milbank Opinion writer

the gloom goes beyond wealth, gender, race, region, age and ideology. This fractious nation is united by one thing: lost faith in the United States. …

[T]he problem is the result of two decades of scorched-earth politics. That’s bad news for the rest of us, though, because the problem is larger than any leader’s ability to bring hope and change. …

“To me, this is less about economic reality than about our political system — our lack of confidence that our political leaders, regardless of party, are equipped to deal with the future.” –Fred Yang, the Democratic pollster who conducted the survey along with Republican Bill McInturff.

Americans’ optimism is dying – The Washington Post

Take it back before Idiot DUHbya and Dark Lord Cheney, back to Raygun, or further to Tricky Dick and thug Agnew, or further to Goldwater.

 Posted by at 7:39 am on Wed 08/13/14