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And So I was…..

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So I was watching a documentary on RT news about Edward Snowden’s exit from Hong Kong when a Mr. Hayden (FORMER NSA Dir) stated that Mr Snowden broke his oath and that about 100, 000 people in the intelligence community would be upset if a plea bargain or such would be offered to Mr. Snowden then stating further that you don’t want to do that with people who are responsible for the safety of the US….

And I thought wait a minute is that a veiled threat? Wait a minute you are not in charge of the whole of the US Government and anyway the oath that is taken is to the constitution not to any one person or organization so I beg to differ as a citizen of the USA it is up to the prez and his advisors and the public, not any one organization as to whether Mr. Snowden gets a pardon or the like, this is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!! Democracy rules.

Anyway it was a great documentary.

( sometimes I wonder, I wonder what planet people live on.)

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Michael Hayden (general) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Michael Vincent Hayden (born March 17, 1945) is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and former Director of the National Security Agency,

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Peace and have a fab week!

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Are Sonic Booms Decimating The Ocean’s Wildlife Populations?

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Are miliary sonic booms killing sea life in the ocean ? Recent beaching of deep water sea life calls into question these pracctices.

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They use sound to navigate and to find other creatures in the deep ocean waters … vessels and the U.S. Military. According to Paul Ferris, campaign director for Sum Of Us, these companies have been “ceaselessly firing sonic booms to map the seafloor.

Examiner · 3/2/2015
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This is what a sonic boom does on land-
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OCEAN CITY — A loud boom on Monday, followed by windows rattling and homes and businesses shaking, was due to a sonic boom related to military jets in a testing track off the coast. Many residents and visitors reported the incident shortly after noon …

The Dispatch · 4/17/2014
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One can only imagine what it is like for sound dependent underwater animals to be bombarded with these explosions.  It is time to stop using this technique.
Our oceans and the creatures that live there are more vital to our existence than mapping the sea floor.
I am sure if we can put a man on the moon we can figure out a non-intrusive way to map the ocean floor.

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Research this issue and write congress with your ideas and opinions!

http://www.congress.org

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Art The Purveyor Of Truth And Beauty As Chris Hedges Said Recently….Now, Flash Story Challenge!!!!

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She sat outside in her garden chair,  java in hand,  blue sky above sun warming her hands.  Then  it started.   First one white streak in the sky, then within 2 minutes, 7 streaks.  Soon the sky would be filled with these white streaks of exhaust. enough to form a cloud cover that would block the sun and sky.

In her palm a cool steel camera rested.  Set and ready to film. She sipped her steamy froth filled coffee.

There it was, a drone flying low to take some pics of the residential backyards below. Snooping spying for as far as she could tell, prurient interests.  She brushed her hair from her eyes as the winds started whipping her newspaper around the yard.

She pushed the record button and filmed.  She had heard that they hire local yokels  in their 20’s to fly these things.  Who else would be stupid enough to ignore the constitution at their peril.

There was a loud crash…..
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You finish this flash story    !!!!!! Create some art some truth and beauty…..

and all you journalists out there Mr. Chris Hedges included you in that group of people who create something that makes one step back and think,  creating a space where a truth or beauty forms and people can take time to reflect, to ruminate.

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Chris Hedges

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chris Hedges
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Born September 18, 1956 (age 58)
St. Johnsbury, Vermont, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Colgate University (B.A., English Literature)
Harvard Divinity School (M.Div)
Occupation Clergyman, Journalist, Writer, Activist
Spouse(s) Eunice Wong

Christopher LynnChrisHedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American journalist, activist, author, Presbyterian minister and humanitarian. Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of several books including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002)—a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction—Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009), Death of the Liberal Class (2010) and his most recent New York Times best seller, written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012).

Hedges is currently a columnist for the progressive news and commentary website Truthdig,[1][2] a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City,[3] and a contributing author for OpEdNews.[4] He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans.

 

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Big mistake…..

The Switchboard: Obama administration to permit export of armed …Obama administration to allow sales of armed drones to allies. “The Obama administration will permit the widespread export of armed …

Washington Post

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So I Sat…..

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So I sat in my garden with today’s NY times as I had done just before the Iraq war started but this time the headlines read  —

SENATE PANEL FAULTS CIA OVER BRUTALITY AND DECEIT IN TERRORISM INTERROGATIONS –
REPORT REJECTS CLAIM ON HUNT FOR BIN LADEN –
FAILURE OF OVERSIGHT IS OUTLINED, AGENCY DEFENDS PROGRAM –
PORTRAYING A BROKEN -AGENCY DEVOTED TO A FAILED POLICY –
AT BIRTHPLACE OF FREE SPEECH MOVEMENT, A PROTEST TORCH IS PASSED

Finally finally…..  I smiled as I looked into the sky I heard –

My country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing, land where my father died….. from every mountainside let freedom ring.

We are watching the system of US democracy in action – checks and balances….

Thank you, Senator Diane Feinstein.

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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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Humour The Great Equalizer

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Groucho Marx Quotes

via http://www.guy-sports.com

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Those are my principles. If you don’t like them, I have others.

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.

(Personal fav)

 

 

Look, if you don’t like my parties, you can leave in a huff.  If that’s too soon, leave in a minute and a huff. If you can’t find that, you can leave in a taxi.

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How to Relax Tip Of The Day

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So you come home irritated, what to do?

Numero Uno

-turn on music of choice
Dos – lie down on your back for 3-5 minutes yoga/meditation ! It will realign your back and calm the mind, the longer you can do it the better the effect.
Tres-  throw some spaghetti in to boil large amount,  chop veg -onion pepper what ever you like and have around, oil in pan heat veggies, add tomato sauce  or just butter – mix all together
Quatro – open 1 beer pour and sit and sip while watching old Jack Benny reruns – or Psych reruns, ( season 2- disc 4 has a perfect run of funny shows starting with -Lights Camera ….Homicido!)  till imbibement is gone –

Lights, Camera... Homicidio (2008) Poster
Cinco – eat spaghetti with large amounts of bread and real butter.


Loll around until ready to start evening chores or treat yourself! and just loll around all night!
If everyone did this we would have no, I say no wars – people would instead discuss things in a calm cool collected manner and resolve the issue …..which is the end point of any war….. anyway…..

PEACE

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