Thursday, December 5, 2013

Playing With Words

Can Be Incendiary

That Old Devil Moon

The republicans are determined to deviate from civility, and have once again indulged in deceptions and perversions of the truth.

Using California State resources, and taxpayer money, they mailed flyers that direct people to a fake California Health Insurance Exchange website. Their website discourages young people from getting health insurance, and uses anti-ACA falsehoods to scare people away from getting the insurance they need. The intent is to cause confusion and uncertainty regarding the Affordable Care Act.

Fast Bee

I signed a petition demanding they be stopped. You can sign it too, if you are outraged and insulted by this latest round of republican unacceptable behavior. (Petition)

Good Ol’ Mount Shasta

Excerpt from “America Hates It’s Poor”;

“There are major efforts being made to dismantle Social Security, the public schools, the post office—anything that benefits the population has to be dismantled. Efforts against the U.S. Postal Service are particularly surreal. I’m old enough to remember the Great Depression, a time when the country was quite poor but there were still postal deliveries.

Today, post offices, Social Security, and public schools all have to be dismantled because they are seen as being based on a principle that is regarded as extremely dangerous. If you care about other people, that’s now a very dangerous idea.

Still Blue-ming

If you care about other people, you might try to organize to undermine power and authority. That’s not going to happen if you care only about yourself. Maybe you can become rich, but you don’t care whether other people’s kids can go to school, or can afford food to eat, or things like that. In the United States, that’s called “libertarian” for some wild reason.” - Noam Chomsky

Crepuscule Moon and Venus

Peanut, or Pesticide Allergy

The USDA found 8 pesticides in peanut butter, and piperonyl butoxide, a carcinogen, was found 26.9 percent of the time. Robyn O’Brien cites a farmer who says, “It is common to see a conventional peanut crop sprayed with some type of pesticide every 8-10 days during the growing season.”

Mustachioed Flower

I wasn’t planning on this post being so loaded with behavior related issues, but these were stories I felt compelled to share with you. It is good to see what unscrupulous people are up to, so we don’t get lulled into thinking that the bad guys ever take a vacation, or sleep.

Lassen during tonight’s sunset

It is a busy week for me, and I am loving it. John and I are writing 2 new songs that are unlike the other songs we have written, (which are also different in character from each other). That is a good thing.

I have almost completed the soundtrack for a video of a rainy day in Redding. The video part has been compiled, edited, rendered and wondering why I haven’t finished the music part, yet. That’s a good thing.

Made pie #6 - That’s a good thing

This week I ordered a 1T hybrid drive for the MacBook Pro. It should be here next week, so I am looking forward to installing it and installing OS-X Mountain Lion on it, so my MacBook will have that Apple magic again. That is a good thing.

And, the library has been sending me email notices that some of the books that I put on hold, months ago, are ready for me to pick up. I enjoy reading good books by talented authors, so...That’s a good thing

Today’s NASA Science Video;

Knowledge Is A Good Thing

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