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Thank You And Good Night

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So, I was listening to NPR this am and a whistleblower was relaying his tale of woe after blowing his whistle on the ever popular NSA. He was casually recapping the high points of one of his encounters with the FBI ( why do all these secret agencies have a 3 letter acronyms??? hmmmmmmm) Anyway. the recap in essence-

soap suds
a fully loaded weapon
a rubber duckie
a government employee in your tub…..
with you!

and I thought ,…..there must be a more subtle way to communicate your displeasure with the remarks of a fellow citizen that you disagree with? Suggestions???

Perhaps Miss Manners could shed some light on this scenario, offer an alternative viewpoint…..

I contacted Miss Manners and her response was thusly-

Give a quick call to the party you are unhappy with, invite them out for a cup of tea and there you can fully discuss the this and that of the matter.

Bravo Miss Manners!

I think we can all agree that at this point in our Democracy that jumping into a fellow citizen’s shower to make a point is gauche, beyond the pale, a bit too much!!

So write congress and ask them to pass the new legislation that puts an end to shower jumping by government employees.

Thank You and Good Night!

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The only time they do get into the courts is when they’re charged with a crime, including under the Espionage Act. Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project is a lawyer for both Edward Snowden and …NPR News · ByDavid Welna · 6 hours ago
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2012 interview Democracy Now-   http://www.democracynow.org

Exclusive: National Security Agency Whistleblower William …

WILLIAM BINNEY: The FBI. About 12 of them, I think, 10 to 12. They came in with the guns drawn, on my house. AMY GOODMAN: Where were you? WILLIAM BINNEY: I was in the shower. I was taking a shower, so my son answered the door.

AMY GOODMAN: You live where?

WILLIAM BINNEY: I live in Maryland, actually four miles from NSA.

AMY GOODMAN: And what happened?

WILLIAM BINNEY: They came busting in.

AMY GOODMAN: Who’s “they”?

WILLIAM BINNEY: The FBI. About 12 of them, I think, 10 to 12. They came in with the guns drawn, on my house.

AMY GOODMAN: Where were you?

WILLIAM BINNEY: I was in the shower. I was taking a shower, so my son answered the door. And they of course pushed him out of the way at gunpoint and came running upstairs and found me in the shower, and came in and pointed the gun at me while I was, you know—

AMY GOODMAN: Pointed a gun at your head?

WILLIAM BINNEY: Oh, yeah. Yes. Wanted to make sure I saw it and that I was duly intimidated, I guess.

 

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War Creates More War

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Below From Yahoo News Today -

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World pushes truce efforts as Gaza toll tops 550

With growing concern over the number of civilian deaths, UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrived in Cairo for top-level talks on ending the hostilities, with US Secretary of State John Kerry also expected to fly in later Monday.

In Washington, President Barack Obama repeated that Israel had a right to self-defence, but raised “serious concerns about the rising number of Palestinian civilians deaths and the loss of Israeli lives.”

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64 Public Figures, 7 Nobel Laureates, Call for Arms Embargo on Israel

Tutu, Chomsky, Waters, Pappe, others accuse country of ‘war crimes and possible crimes against humanity.’

By Haaretz

 

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Kerry to discuss crisis Secretary of State John Kerry is heading … The agreement led to the formation of a Palestinian unity government and Israel’s pullout from U.S.-brokered peace talks. Some information for this …Voice of America · 3 hours ago

 

 

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We the people across the globe need to step in and stop each war as it starts…..A new kind of People’s peace that protects the earth

 

PEACE

 

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James Garner Class Grace And An Actor’s Actor An Artist’s Artist

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Have a Garner love-fest tonight!!!!

Roskford Best Of List -

Queen of Peru

Paradise Cove

Tall woman Red Wagon

Irving The Explainer

The Italian Fiasco

 

Bye Jimbo!! PEACE  and Thank You

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Pics Of The Night And Reflections

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Mr. Clooney’s paramour-  love the wig ! Ala Rumpole, one of my fav fighters for people  justice.  Now, an aside…..did you ever notice that many people marry people that look like themselves?  Tis true!

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Now, Mr. Springsteen he looks OLD!  Bravo, no more blow fish streched faces ( not that there is anything wrong with thta) but we want real faces, real old faces – why? beacuse getting old is not that bad- it is just a stage of life with great things and not so great things – as any stage of life has!

Although if you are old it helps if you smile a lot ! Cheer up Bruce !!!!

Have a zooming new week!!!

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Was Gaza Gassed?

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Reports of a white poisinous gas beung fired at civilians in Gaza that causes symptoms of suffocation in people who are sprayed with it are very disturbing.

The questions are,

Who produced this new gas?

Who sold it to the Israelis?

and isn’t using gas against civilans not allowed by international law?

The United Nations should look into this matter as soon as possible.

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Medical sources: Israel using unfamiliar toxic gas against Palestinians in Gaza

- See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/12881-medical-sources-israel-using-unfamiliar-toxic-gas-against-palestinians-in-gaza#sthash.ScuO7KH3.dpuf

Dozens of Palestinians, including children, suffered from suffocation on Thursday due to inhaling what is being described as a “strange toxic gas” launched by the Israeli army during its ground incursion in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency reported.

Anadolu quoted Dr. Ashraf Al-Qidra, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry in Gaza, as saying that: “Dozens of Palestinians, including children, arrived at hospitals suffering from suffocation after inhaling a white poisonous gas fired by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip and in the Shawkah neighbourhood near Rafah, to the south.”

Al-Qidra urged the Palestinians in Gaza “not to panic when they inhale the strange gas, to protect themselves using tarpaulin coats or nylon clothes and to cover the doors, windows and vents with a moist cloth to prevent air from leaking inside.”

- See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/12881-medical-sources-israel-using-unfamiliar-toxic-gas-against-palestinians-in-gaza#sthash.ScuO7KH3.dpuf

Dozens of Palestinians, including children, suffered from suffocation on Thursday due to inhaling what is being described as a “strange toxic gas” launched by the Israeli army during its ground incursion in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency reported.

Anadolu quoted Dr. Ashraf Al-Qidra, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry in Gaza, as saying that: “Dozens of Palestinians, including children, arrived at hospitals suffering from suffocation after inhaling a white poisonous gas fired by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip and in the Shawkah neighbourhood near Rafah, to the south.”

Al-Qidra urged the Palestinians in Gaza “not to panic when they inhale the strange gas, to protect themselves using tarpaulin coats or nylon clothes and to cover the doors, windows and vents with a moist cloth to prevent air from leaking inside.”

- See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/12881-medical-sources-israel-using-unfamiliar-toxic-gas-against-palestinians-in-gaza#sthash.ScuO7KH3.dpuf

Tens of Palestinians, including children, suffered temporary asphyxiation late Thursday after inhaling “poisonous gases” released by Israeli troops during incursions into the Gaza Strip, according to a Palestinian health …worldbulletin.net · 1 day ago
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Israeli Ground Invasion Kills 28 More Palestinians, Forces Fire Unknown ‘White Poisonous Gas’

Dozens of Palestinians, including children, suffered from suffocation on Thursday due to inhaling what is being described as a “strange toxic gas” launched by the Israeli army during its ground incursion in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency reported.

Anadolu quoted Dr. Ashraf Al-Qidra, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry in Gaza, as saying that: “Dozens of Palestinians, including children, arrived at hospitals suffering from suffocation after inhaling a white poisonous gas fired by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip and in the Shawkah neighbourhood near Rafah, to the south.”

Al-Qidra urged the Palestinians in Gaza “not to panic when they inhale the strange gas, to protect themselves using tarpaulin coats or nylon clothes and to cover the doors, windows and vents with a moist cloth to prevent air from leaking inside.”

- See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/12881-medical-sources-israel-using-unfamiliar-toxic-gas-against-palestinians-in-gaza#sthash.ScuO7KH3.dpuf

Dozens of Palestinians, including children, suffered from suffocation on Thursday due to inhaling what is being described as a “strange toxic gas” launched by the Israeli army during its ground incursion in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency reported.

Anadolu quoted Dr. Ashraf Al-Qidra, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry in Gaza, as saying that: “Dozens of Palestinians, including children, arrived at hospitals suffering from suffocation after inhaling a white poisonous gas fired by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip and in the Shawkah neighbourhood near Rafah, to the south.”

Al-Qidra urged the Palestinians in Gaza “not to panic when they inhale the strange gas, to protect themselves using tarpaulin coats or nylon clothes and to cover the doors, windows and vents with a moist cloth to prevent air from leaking inside.”

- See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/12881-medical-sources-israel-using-unfamiliar-toxic-gas-against-palestinians-in-gaza#sthash.ScuO7KH3.dpuf

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Too Many Wars

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War – what is it good for? Absolutely nothing -Skip the war and just have peace talks from now on – you will have to talk in the end so why not now?

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“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
Albert Einstein

 

“War is what happens when language fails.”
Margaret Atwood

 

 

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For All You Writers Out There

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On the subject of dialog!  The oft repeated  “show don’t tell”  advice explained.

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You don’t just recite what happened, you show it happening.  

for example -

 ” Quick, behind you!”

 How much better than:

” He shouted to his friend to turn around quickly.”  

- Oscar Collier with Frances Spatz Leighton – How To ( & Write ) Sell Your First Novel

And on another writers sticky wicket -
On” He said” – “She said” -

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It is also distracting to read dialogue in which the author has reached for every variation of ” said” – asserted,breathed ,exclaimed,stated, averred. and on and on. Unless the character  really hisses or bellows out the words, don’t bother to say so.
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Old book, great book!

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