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Concerning The Recent Photo Of The Loch Ness Monster, Or as I prefer calling it, NESSIE!

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Here is the pic, in case you have not come across it,

ht loch ness creature inset nt 120814 wblog Scottish Sailor Claims To Have Best Picture Yet Of Loch Ness Monster

If you look at an enlarged view of this foto, as I have, you can see to the right as you look at the foto- a series of wakes poss. from the animal trying to slow down it’s forward progress which is exemplified by the diagonal water patterns, on the left side of the animal.

If you look at the enlarged image you can see through shaded patterns a backbone and the top of a leg muscle on the side of body facing the camera.

Now, I make these assumptions from a cursory review, if the foto could be enlarged, then with the brightness of the foto adjusted it would be evident, or not, as to whether my assessment is accurate.

The foto appears to be a digital image  which is box-like when enlarged, if the foto was a silver foto you could enlarge it and see the light patterns much more clearly (A dot based image).

If someone would do this I believe we could put this puppy to bed! (puppy being -question does the Loch Ness Monster live!)



What does “put to bed” mean?

 Complete something and either set it aside or send it on to the next step, as in We put the magazine to bed at ten, or They said they’d put the whole project to bed at least a month ago. This expression, transferring nighttime retirement to other kinds of completion, was first applied to a newspaper, where it meant “send to press,” that is, start to print. [Mid-1900s]
See www.yourdictionary.com for further info
UPDATE August 22, 2012,
To reiterate with the new image-
Here is my emphasized image of the one taken, I did not alter the image other than to saturate the color already there and play with the grey scale, the black and white already in the picture,
If you enlarge this foto you will see when I saturated the colors there that the body is a warm reddish color, the very backend is a cool green as in the neck where it enters the water – if you look at the edge of the hump it looks to me like a backbone and it is cool in color as skin over bone is, and near the back there is an indenting of the form where the leg would meet the bulk of the body,
it appears to me as a dense 3-D form-
now look at the water patterns around the form, you can see several wakes coming out from the form in different directions.
To me ,I see wakes that show it was moving forward then was trying to slow down to do something,
let me know what you think!
and above all have some fun with it ! -I feel it is a foto of some animal form ” elementary my dear Watson!”



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The Third Rail In This Economic Recovery – Foreclosures!

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Money borrowed by banks at 0 percent from Govt

but banks won’t lend unless 29.99 percent

you are a risk

we need to protect ourselves—

we  alone, are allowed to gamble

take risks with depositer’s money ….. bundle dreams and sell them down the river

make money off fees

short-term payoff,

long-term— — —

empty houses

2 per street

people on the street, their homes sitting empty

communities crumbling

no residents

no revenue

banks won’t re-adjust

even if the government says ” It is a must, that’s why we bailed you out gave you money to lend, gave you money at zip interest! “

we’re not interested they say

the fees are our horn of plenty, our horn of plenty

please lend us more money (Mr. Government, at zip percent )

We will remember you at x-mas time! We promise and big banks always remember…..


My neighborhood once solidly middle class now has on avg. 2 empty houses per street, this in a community where you rarely saw a for sale sign for fifty years. And houses are still falling homeowners are still being thrown out onto the street while their homes are empty and begin to decay. 

This is happening across the United States Of America.

Tomorrow the SOLUTION, it is so easy it makes me cry!


Below article from www.altnet.com

Investigations  –

Very Bad Things Happen When We Depend on the Same People Who Caused the Foreclosure Crisis to Track Its Destruction

There is not a single federal agency that has tracked foreclosures comprehensively, a massive information gap that prevents the work of journalists, advocates and policymakers alike.
August 5, 2012  |  
 It’s a simple set of questions: “How many foreclosed properties are there in the country? What zip codes are they in? What factors sent people’s homes underwater?” For policy makers, journalists or anyone trying to size up or address the years-old housing crisis, these questions present the natural place to start. But their answers don’t quite exist.  
In Chicago, for example, the city’s official vacant property count, which relies on the banks’ reporting, hovers just under 5,000. The Chicago Tribune estimates 18,000. Housing activists say there are well over 100,000.   
See www.altnet.com for full article

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Fresh Food, The Price Of Vegetables And Bubble up Farmimg

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What is fresh?  Fresh is when you are standing behind a pickup truck and a farmer releases the latch and everyone dives for the biggest corn cobs  as they tumble and slide down onto the back of the truck.  Fresh is tomatoes in a huge basket being dumped on a cool wooden table under the shining sun – no two tomatoes ever looked alike …..What is fresh? When you  bite into a plum you just bought and the juice spurts and falls down your chin onto your crisp white top!

That’s fresh!

That has been my vegetable buying experience until 5 years ago -the combo of genetic engineering for perfectly shaped fruit at the loss of taste and nutrition and factory farming taking over too many small farms has changed all that.

 But last week I found a good stand where yes! they pulled up in a pick up truck as I arrived ! and the peaches are juicy, the corn sweet and tender- as I left the stand 2 workers got their dog ( who just happened to look exactly like my old dog pickle) to bring an ear of corn to me at my car, I looked over and they were leaning against the pickup laughing—that is bubble up farming!


We take control farmers and eaters join hands and complete the cycle of life love and eating!!! So search out the farm in your area and buy directly from him or her ,WE can and will keep the prices down that way, and keep the fun of food alive!!!!!!

Support your local Farmers they are so cool!


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Painting Of The Day

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This painting was the last painting that Raphael painted, the key to the painting are the two little cherubs looking up at the madonna and child with expressions of ?    You decide -but they are the most pensive little angels I ever saw.

Touching painting, out of all Raphael’s work I favor this piece- which goes to show that as a person or an artist or any other profession, you never know when your best work  will arrive so keep plodding everyone— the light around the corner is, almost here. 


Raphael sanzio 1483 1520 italian sistine madonna


Spanish English Proverb below, it seems to go with this painting…..

Everyman for himself and God for us all.

Sistine MadonnaArtistRaphaelYear1513–1514TypeOil on canvasDimensions265 cm × 196 cm (104 in × 77 in)LocationGemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden


Better copy from www.wikipedia.org

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The Imbibment For the Fourth I just discovered it! Like a lost Egyptian Pyramid…

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Here it is-

3 scoops of mint choc chip ice cream

Douse with tequila (pour over)

take mint leaves pulverize ( throw on top)

dust with cocoa powder

place straw in with spoon and have at it



Then listen to Frank, Sinatra of course, Summer Winds

The summer wind, came blowin in – from across the sea
It lingered there, so warm and fair – to walk with me
All summer long, we sang a song – and strolled on golden sand
Two sweethearts, and the summer windLike painted kites, those days and nights – went flyin by
The world was new, beneath a blue – umbrella sky
Then softer than, a piper man – one day it called to you
And I lost you, to the summer windThe autumn wind, and the winter wind – have come and gone
And still the days, those lonely days – go on and on
And guess who sighs his lullabies – through nights that never end
My fickle friend, the summer wind

then The Lady Is A Tramp,

She gets too hungry for dinner at eight She like the theatre and never comes late She never bothers with people she hates That’s why the lady is a tramp
Doens’t like crapgames with barons or earls Won’t go to Harlem in ermine and pearls Won’t dish the dirt with the rest of the girls Tha’ts why the lady is a tramp
She like the free fresh wind in her hain, life without care She’s broke and it’s oke Hates California, it’s cold and it’s damp That’s why the lady is a tramp
She gets too hungry to wait for dinner at eight She loves the theatre, but never comes late She’d never bother with people she’d hate That’s why the lady is a tramp
She’ll have no crapgames with sharpies and frogs And she won’t go to Harlem in Lincolns or Fords And she won’t dish the dirt with the rest of the broads That’s why the lady is a tramp
She loves the free fresh wind in her hair Life without care. She’s broke but it’s oke Hates California, it’s so cold and so damp That’s why the lady. that’s why the lady That’s why the lady is a tramp 

Now I am off to watch The Mystery of the Egyptian Tomb a Poirot mystery by Agatha Christie

then that novel of mine that novel of mine, I am bound and determined to take it to the mat!


Hercule PoirotDavid Suchet - Poirot.png
David Suchet as Hercule PoirotFirst appearanceThe Mysterious Affair at StylesLast appearanceCurtainCreated byAgatha ChristiePortrayed byDavid Suchet
Peter Ustinov
Albert Finney
See belowInformationGenderMaleOccupation

Private detective

 · Retired Detective
 · Former Police officerReligionRoman CatholicNationalityBelgian


Francis Scott KeyBornAugust 1, 1779
Carroll County, Maryland, U.S.DiedJanuary 11, 1843 (aged 63)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.NationalityAmericanEthnicityEnglishOccupationPoet, lawyer, district attorneyReligionEpiscopalianChildrenPhilip Barton Key IIRelativesPhilip Barton Key, uncle
Francis Key Howard, grandson

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Somewhere In South America,

The plane’s wheels hit the ground with a thud bounced again then skidded to the side and finally rested securely on god’s green earth or should I say mud.

” Nothing like riding the hills and valleys of cloud banks at six in the morning,” Estephan moaned to Kal as he jimmied the small plane’s door.

” At least you didn’t make the mistake of trying to partake of a the free can of tomato juice, ” which now resided discreetly in her lap. ” Grab that bag, I got the backpacks, look…over there Leila’s here already.”

Estephan glanced out the planes window ,coming towards them was a figure walking with such a rhythmic gait she looked as if she were dancing the rumba while she nimbly navigated the runway.


This passage is based on two experiences I had with small planes-  one while hitchhiking to the Bahamas after meeting a pilot in a casino in Florida, the other  while island hopping to Key West, small planes are like riding a 67 mustang in the air!

A typical hitchhiker’s gesture


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So I was looking for a shop that sold “exotic “filters …


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honestly I have bought 3 filters for this  car each one -not quite right, so I am told, but I was getting closer- like Goldilocks I searched yet again for a filter that was just right…  I was told to go to a ” fast shop” ???   Off I went in search of the fast shop nestled amongst a number of tiny businesses with a street corner ending in a triangle, Grrrrrrr… I finally decided to go in a likely store and take a chance, I walked in and said I don’t think this  the shop I am looking for but…,

the fellow at the desk said after staring for a while  “I don’t think it is either , beautiful women like you never come here.”

 I thought to myself , let’s see I am 56 years old age I have more age spots than freckles on my hands and 3 count them 3 scars on my face that -just my luck- are moving and changing color as I age!!!    Oh joy— soon my friends will be calling me Scarface… of course there is the ever prevalent 40 extra lbs that bounce along with me everywhere  I go— as my unconscious mind receded back to the situation at hand , I said-

” Now now,  ” and told the gentlemen what I was looking for, they directed me to make a left make a right and quick left again – I found it, of course, it did not open until 9:30 am. ( I do chores early)

Driving away filterless -once again- I pondered the fleeting chaotic quixotic qualities of beauty and ruminated on what the purpose of it is in life and why is it many times unrecognizable to those who ( others think) have it  …and why, do people soup up cars and why oh, why do they end up in my driveway…


Have a fun Weekend!

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