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  1. Strange Election

    by , 04-12-2015 at 07:11 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Maybe Iím fantasizing, but I think that the presidential election on 2016 will be a strange one. So far we have two announced candidates: Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz, but they are just the beginnings. Jeb Bush may run, and there's an excellent chance that at least one and maybe two other Dems will throw their hats into the ring. There are at least a half dozen Republicans who are preparing to run. They include Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Kelly Ayotte, Mike Huckabee, ...

    Updated 04-12-2015 at 07:25 PM by PeterL

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  2. Today is a holy day

    Today is a holy day
    (as yesterday was, as tomorrow is)
    for if any day is a holy day,
    all days are holy days,
    where any land is a pure land,
    all lands are pure lands.
    So sing songs of cheer
    Throughout the year -
    For joy is wonderful,
    And song is beautiful.
    This healing verse
    Will stay the hearse,
    On a holy, holy day.
    Breathing deep, sweet sighs of relief,
    The infinite soul, ever free of grief -
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  3. Journalism and Ignorance

    by , 04-07-2015 at 07:21 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    The recent retraction by Rolling Stone of their story about the University of Virginia rape story brought to mind some of the major problems with journalism. I have linked the Columbia University School of Journalism report below. There were specific problems, and thatís what the report is about, but there are more general problems with journalism, and those are the underlying reasons for the specific problems. I learned decades ago that news outlets donít report news as much as they try to get ...
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  4. poetry

    -- I wrote the first three this day, standing high on a fallen tree, listening intently to an ant (they don't speak!), I wrote the last two a few days ago.. I'm more pleased with these.. Peace and love.


    This ant is me.
    I am this tree.
    Alive as one,
    we are all free.
    Infinite as can be,
    I can dance;
    and verily,
    we are all free.

    In the shadow,
    or in the light,
    we are born to
    and from delight. ...
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  5. Water Vapor Versus Imagination

    by , 03-31-2015 at 03:04 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    It has been known for a fairly long time that clouds are made of water in the form of vapor and small droplets. It is also well-known that clouds reflect solar radiation away from Earth. It is also well-known that water vapor is the main "greenhouse" gas in the Earth's atmosphere; in addition to being more effective in holding infrared radiation; it is also one of the more common components of the atmosphere, usually the third most common component after nitrogen and oxygen.
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    Updated 08-11-2015 at 03:45 PM by PeterL

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