Ponder this

The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.

~ Alexis de Tocqueville

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Honoring the NFL and ‘Free Speech’

The State owned Media colludes with the NFL to make sure that the clowns players rights to FREE SPEECH is not impinged. We note how they always stood up for thin in the past.

IF you watch a game, think about how these players were treated for their Speech rights.

NFL History – Says it all

    • In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling for each game to pray, they also had an issue with Tebow wearing John 3:16 as part of his blackout to avoid glare and made him take it off.
    • In 2013 the NFL fined Brandon Marshall for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for people with mental health disorders.
    • In 2014 Robert Griffin III (RG3) entered a post-game press conference wearing a shirt that said “Know Jesus Know Peace” but was forced to turn it inside out by an NFL uniform inspector before speaking at the podium.
    • In 2015 DeAngelo Williams was fined for wearing “Find the Cure” eye black for breast cancer awareness.
    • In 2015 William Gay was fined for wearing purple cleats to raise awareness for domestic violence. (not that the NFL has a domestic violence problem…)
    • In 2016 the NFL prevented the Dallas Cowboys from wearing a decal on their helmet in honor of 5 Dallas Police officers killed in the line of duty.
    • In 2016 the NFL threatened to fine players who wanted to wear cleats to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
    • So tell me again how the NFL supports free speech and expression all of a sudden….

Climate Change in Action

This Global Warming is causing the penguins to starve. This is terrible. The Warming is causing this freezing causing the chicks to starve but in the Arctic, it is good for the polar bears, but not good for the penguins. So we need more warming in the Antarctic but not the Arctic.

Maybe that lying mushwit, Michael Mann has an answer. He seems to be running his mouth about Climate Change all the time. Come to think of it, so is Obama and Gore experts on this matter. They most likely can provide a couple tons of BS to confound the situation.

Thousands of penguin chicks starve in Antarctica

Mass starvation has wiped out thousands of penguin chicks in Antarctica, with unusually thick sea ice forcing their parents to forage further for food in what conservationists Friday called a “catastrophic breeding failure”.

French scientists, supported by WWF, have been studying a colony of 18,000 pairs of Adelie penguins in East Antarctica since 2010 and discovered only two chicks survived the most recent breeding season in early 2017.

They attributed the disaster to extensive sea ice late in the summer, meaning the adult penguins had to travel further to find food, with the chicks dying as they waited.

Yan Ropert-Coudert, senior penguin scientist at Dumont D’Urville research station, adjacent to the colony, said the region was impacted by environmental changes linked to the breakup of the Mertz glacier.

“The conditions are set for this to happen more frequently due to the breaking of the Mertz glacier in 2010 that changed the configuration of the stretch of sea in front of the colony,” he told AFP.

“But there are other factors needed to have a zero year: a mix of temperature, wind direction and strength, no opening of polynya in front of the colony.”

A polynya is an area of unfrozen sea within an ice pack.

He added that the coming season seemed to be better for the birds in terms of sea ice “but we never know how it will turn unfortunately”.

Surviving mostly on a diet of krill — a small shrimp-like crustacean — Adelie penguins, slick and efficient swimmers, have been generally faring well in East Antarctica.

But they have been declining in the Antarctic region more generally where climate change has taken its toll, with shifting ice reducing habitat while warming seas affect their prey. [snip]

Historical happenings

10/11/862 ~ The Confederate Congress in Richmond passes a draft law allowing anyone owning 20 or more slaves to be exempt from military service. This law confirms many southerners opinion that they are in a ‘rich man’s war and a poor man’s fight.’

10/11/1906 ~ The San Francisco school board orders the segregation of Oriental schoolchildren, inciting Japanese outrage.

10/11/1976 ~ The so-called “Gang of Four,” Chairman Mao Tse-tung’s widow and three associates, are arrested in Peking, setting in motion an extended period of turmoil in the Chinese Communist Party.

Ponder this

The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.

~ H. G. Wells

Peccable reflections

Perhaps some of the readers can hearken back to their days when they gamboled in their fields of wild oats in rather loose behavior. Some of the comments below might being back some memories which dance very close to the edge of reality.

Some anamnesis from your salad days.

  • You’re not sure when Mary Ann sneaked out your apartment last night, but you figure it was about the same time Mrs. Howell sneaked in.
  • You resolve to call your local councilman and complain about the city’s ill-advised policy of putting lampposts in the middle of the road.
  • Falling into the ocean from the shore, hen waking up staring at an oil soaked railroad embankment and a heavily overdrawn bank account are truly elements of “the most awesome weekend.”
  • You call an ex-friend at 3am to ask what he meant by that remark last July.
  • You receive divorce papers from your liver and it wants full custody of the kidneys.
  • You were genuinely excited about an ad promising “More bars in more places” until you found out they were talking about cell phones.
  • You don’t have to imagine what a spilled gin and tonic sucked from a shag rug tastes like.
  • You holler out,”Beerkeep, more bar” and wonder why you’re outside.
  • You drank so much beer last night you single-highhandedly wore out a fresh urinal cake.

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