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In Minneapolis it's AIM (American Indian Movement) that serves and protects

In Minneapolis it's AIM (American Indian Movement) that serves and protects


Via: Kavika  •  3 comments  •  3 minutes ago
May 30 8:49pm @1 I expect civil discussions no matter your point of view. No gotcha bs. Stick to the facts.  Seems that some people from out of state people are actually accurate as seen in the article.  This is...
Over Veterans' Protests, Trump Vetoes Measure to Block Student Loan Rules - The New York Times

Over Veterans' Protests, Trump Vetoes Measure to Block Student Loan Rules - The New York Times


Via: Ender  •  22 comments  •  2 hours ago
May 30 3:41pm @3.2 "..." BINGO
An INSECT, BIRD, AMPHIBIAN & MAMMAL on CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY FRIDAY

An INSECT, BIRD, AMPHIBIAN & MAMMAL on CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY FRIDAY


By: A. Macarthur  •  68 comments  •  7 hours ago
Some days, the Biologist in me can't help itself … today … representative creatures of FOUR CLASSES of ANIMAL LIFE … VERTEBRATE & INVERTEBRATE, WARM BLOODED & COLD BLOODED, AQUATIC & TERRESTRIAL. Bewicks Wren © A. Mac/A.G. Spicebush Butterfly © A. Mac/A.G. Chipmunk © A. Mac/A.G. And atop the...
May 30 8:26am @18.1.2 Yes, they are loons. I'm a loon expert or as we're known in the trade, Loonies.
May 30 8:23am @7.2 Really beautiful photos EG.
May 29 9:33am @13.3 Beautiful
May 28 8:48pm @10.2.4 Evinrude is getting out of the business, really?  The E Tec was a good engine. Post the letter.
May 28 5:21pm @10.2 Are those 225?
May 28 5:21pm @8.1 "..." LOL, I'm sure that you do.
May 28 11:18am @4 A group of manatees at Appolo Beach FL. January of 2019. The power plant is there and it warms the water drawing the manatee into the warmer water in cold weather (cold in FL is below 72 degrees...
Amy Klobuchar previously declined to prosecute Derek Chauvin

Amy Klobuchar previously declined to prosecute Derek Chauvin


Via: The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"  •  19 comments  •  23 hours ago
May 29 9:32pm @6.1 They did not die. His girlfriend had a stab wound in the leg. The other person recovered and I don't know where or how damaging the wound was.
May 29 6:56pm @4.1.1 No worries Thomas.
May 29 4:02pm @4 It was common practice that cases were brought before a grand jury to get an indictment or not during her tenure as DA. If I remember correctly she was DA from 1999 to 2007. A lot of things that we...
Officer Derek Chauvin arrested in death of George Floyd

Officer Derek Chauvin arrested in death of George Floyd


Via: JohnRussell  •  109 comments  •  8 hours ago
May 29 7:43pm @1.1.48 That is true, but the second part of that is if you feel your life is being threatened you can use deadly force.  Currently, at this very moment, Native Americans including AIM and black business...
The Incredible Story of the US Army's Earth-Shaking, Off-Road Land Trains - The Drive

The Incredible Story of the US Army's Earth-Shaking, Off-Road Land Trains - The Drive


Via: Split Personality  •  12 comments  •  yesterday
Speaking of those huge wheels, four of them eventually made their way to the iconic Bigfoot monster truck (Bigfoot IV and V, to be exact) in the 1980s after owner Bob Chandler bought them from a Seattle-area junkyard for $1,000.
May 29 1:38pm @4 My son when he was 9 standing on an ''Earth Mover'' used in the iron ore mines of northern Minnesota. 
May 29 1:34pm @2.1 You don't climb up into it, you parachute down into it.
Learn the art of meditation through wildlife watching

Learn the art of meditation through wildlife watching


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  5 comments  •  yesterday
May 29 9:43am @4.1 "..." Creatures of the night.
May 29 8:34am @2 In the area that I live in, we are blessed with an abundance of birdlife as well as animal and some aquatic critters.   A few days ago we were on the patio and this fellow, a swallowtail kite, was...
'No justice, no peace': Protests, violence continue in Minneapolis, New York City, other US cities following George Floyd's death

'No justice, no peace': Protests, violence continue in Minneapolis, New York City, other US cities following George Floyd's death


Via: Texan1211  •  153 comments  •  2 hours ago
May 29 1:29am @1.1.4 "..." Most people that don't live there or are not very familiar with the history don't fully understand the depth of the anger. This has been the M.O. of the Minneapolis police department for...
Coronavirus: Brazil has world's highest daily death toll

Coronavirus: Brazil has world's highest daily death toll


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  7 comments  •  2 days ago
May 28 8:51pm @4.1.1 One in the same.
May 28 8:09pm @4 The President of Brazil is a nut. He denied that there was a coronavirus, made fun of it, and has attacked his health ministers over it and really doesn't give a shit if every Indigenous person in...
The head of Cowboys for Trump says a good Democrat is a dead one.

The head of Cowboys for Trump says a good Democrat is a dead one.


Via: JohnRussell  •  84 comments  •  7 hours ago
May 28 8:23pm @11 The only thing that dumb ass Couy could shoot is himself. 
Missing Baseball?  What Are Your Favourite Baseball Movies?

Missing Baseball?  What Are Your Favourite Baseball Movies?


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  36 comments  •  2 days ago
Missing Baseball?  What Are Your Favourite Baseball Movies? The season won't start till July, and baseball fans are suffering withdrawal pangs.  But you can watch some great baseball movies, and there are many from which to choose. My 3 choices, and although they may not be considered the best baseball movies, I could watch them over and over to get my baseball "fix".   Field...
May 28 7:41pm @13 Field of Dreams.
Trump takes action in the case of George Floyd

Trump takes action in the case of George Floyd


By: Vic Eldred  •  104 comments  •  2 days ago  •  LOCKED
President Trump called for the immediate investigation of the death of George Floyd, while in the custody of Minneapolis Police officers. A video surfaced yesterday showing that officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for about six minutes. Floyd was already handcuffed and pinned to the ground and could be heard pleading with police that he couldn't breathe. Three other...
May 28 5:37pm @3.1.34 too bad you can't differentiate between decades back to the '60s and centuries.  In all your vast experience with Minneapolis, the Minneapolis police department, AIM and racism that has existed...
May 28 5:28pm @3.1.31 "..." That is your comment...Point out where I ever said that, you can't so it's a lie Vic, it's BS. And your comment has nothing to do with Wikipedia.  And here it is again, it's a fucking lie...
May 28 4:53pm @3.1.27 I pointed out the comment you made and it was a lie. It had nothing to do with Wikipedia. It was not rant it was pointing out that comment was full of shit and a lie. Deal with that.  "..."...
May 28 4:29pm @3.1.22 "..." That is an outright lie as I called you on it and asked you to point out where I said that. You can't because I never did.  And you didn't allow me to do anything this is a discussion site...
May 28 12:23pm @3.1.15 When the Dakota were starving and begging for food and monies that were due to them they were told by the traders and Indian agent ''let them eat grass''...
May 28 11:39am @3.1.8 "..." WTF are you talking about? Where did I say this was brutality against minorities. I pointed out to you that you were wrong and so was Wiki on the number of hangings in the state of MN....
May 28 11:22am @3.1.2 No, you and Wiki are incorrect. The mass execution of Dakota Indians was a legal hanging by the state of MN and with the concurrence of Abraham Lincoln President of the US. 
May 28 7:00am @3.1 "..." That is totally incorrect. December 26th, 1862, 38 Dakota Indians were hung in Mankato MN. There is a memorial ride every year in December which ends in Mankato on December 26th. It's known...
Phenomenal Embarrassment To The United States Of America - President's Official Communications With The People Are Subjected To Real Time Fact Checking

Phenomenal Embarrassment To The United States Of America - President's Official Communications With The People Are Subjected To Real Time Fact Checking


By: JohnRussell  •  214 comments  •  an hour ago
Twitter has finally crossed the rubicon and decided that some of Trump's tweets are a lie too far. So says a news story which reveals that Twitter has slapped warnings on at least two of Trump's tweets, letting readers know they need to look elsewhere for the truth. It's about time.  The disclaimer needs to be attached to about 95% of Trumps tweets though. 
May 27 9:35pm @14.1.25 There is a list of ''no excuse'' mail-in ballots and the states that mail ballots to all registered voters in their state.  "..."
May 27 5:24pm @14.1.22 Sorry, yes Washington, WA. So it seems that the majority of states allow mail-in voting, which I've done while in the military, as an Ex-Pat and while living in the US. 
May 27 4:44pm @14.1.20 "..." Yes, they do. I live here and voted in the last election (Presidential primary) via mail. I believe that WN. OR. and CO send all registered voters a mail-in ballot automatically 
May 27 4:17pm @14.1.13 "..." In Florida, all you do is request one and it's sent to you. It includes presidential elections. "..."
When you are too invested in bigotry that you willingly choke your own dog.

When you are too invested in bigotry that you willingly choke your own dog.


By: JohnRussell  •  323 comments  •  2 days ago
Melody Cooper @melodyMcooper · 8h Oh, when Karens take a walk with their dogs off leash in the famous Bramble in NY’s Central Park, where it is clearly posted on signs that dogs MUST be leashed at all times, and someone like my brother (an avid birder) politely asks her to put her dog on the leash....
May 26 1:51pm @17.5.1 It clear that dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. What is so difficult to understand about? A dog that is new to her and not leashed is a huge liability. What if the dog attacks someone or...
May 26 12:34pm @14.1.21 I train the bully breeds on a regular basis getting them ready for adoption. The bully breeds are Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, American Bulldog etc etc.  I use a couple of methods when...
May 26 7:08am @9 A white woman has apologized after calling police on a black man and saying 'there's an African American man threatening my life'...
May 25 11:26pm @6.1 What clickbait? The dingbat damn near chocked her dog to death all the white being ''threated'' by an African American man... It's always a good thing to point out animal abuse and bullshit lies...
May 25 11:08pm @5 Ahh the old fall back, a black/brown/red/yellow man did it.  It never seems to end. They should arrest the idiot for animal abuse. No way this dingbat deserves to have a dog.
Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day 2020


By: Kavika  •  79 comments  •  3 days ago
May 26 8:51am @34.1 Thanks, pat.
May 25 12:04pm @33.1 Amazing photo.
May 25 7:13am @32 A monument to Native American, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians warriors will be dedicated on Veterans Day, 2020. (pandemic permitting) in Washington DC.  Native American Veterans Memorial...
May 25 6:43am @31 Veterans Park, Ocala FL. Monument to the Navajo Code Talkers, Veterans Park, Ocala Fl. 
May 24 1:43pm @30 I'll be away for some time. I've locked the article and will reopen when I return.
May 24 11:52am @27.1.2 Great
May 24 10:57am @27.1 Was the top photo one of the ''glass'' ones that you were able to work with?
May 24 8:01am @26 In a small town in northern Minnesota, there is a huge weeping birch tree with a small bronze plaque that simply says. Monroe Graywolf W......... A Rendezvous with Destiny.  The tree was planted...
May 23 9:45pm @24.1 Those are great photos, Mac.
May 23 7:33pm @21.1 Looking forward to seeing them Mac.
May 23 1:33pm @8.1.2 Thank you. 
May 23 12:51pm @16
May 23 10:45am @10 I have this photo framed and hanging in the den. I've entitled it, ''The Sentinal''  He walks in the footsteps of his ancestors. 
May 23 10:32am @8.1 "..." Respect and thank you for doing this.
May 23 8:07am @1 ABSOLUTELY NO POLITICS 
Boys let black widow bite them in hopes of turning into Spider-Man

Boys let black widow bite them in hopes of turning into Spider-Man


Via: 1stwarrior  •  31 comments  •  4 days ago
Three young Bolivian brothers were hospitalized after getting a black widow spider to bite them — thinking it would turn them into Spider-Man, according to officials. The Marvel-loving siblings — aged 12, 10 and 8 — found the spider while herding goats in Chayanta, a Ministry of Health official revealed at coronavirus briefing Saturday,   according to Telemundo . Thinking it would give...
May 26 8:08am @10 G'day mate, I'm a Quokka is you a hooman? Hi there, I be a hedgehog is you a hooman.   Finalists for the ''cuteness award''.
May 25 11:32pm @7.1.9 Hi shona,  It was a lot of fun with Quokka's and you're right they are very very friendly. 
May 25 11:17pm @7.1.5 Only on Rottnest Island.  My wife and I did a trip there and the only vehicles allowed on the island are some small tour busses. My wife and all this fancy camera equipment and since these little...
May 25 11:00pm @7.1.1 "..." LOL, not quite Sandy. There hasn't been a single case of a Quokka attacking or killing anyone. Mostly they smile at you.
May 25 10:39pm @8 The boys are darn lucky. The world deadliest spider resides in Bolivia, the ''Wandering Spider''. 
Bolivian orchestra stranded at ‘haunted’ German castle surrounded by wolves

Bolivian orchestra stranded at ‘haunted’ German castle surrounded by wolves


Via: 1stwarrior  •  14 comments  •  4 days ago
A Bolivian pan flute orchestra has been stuck in quarantine on the grounds of a grand 15th century palace outside of Berlin for two months. Over 20 members of the Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos have been stuck on the grounds and buildings of Rheinsberg Palace, a castle, complete with moat, which has housed generations of German royals,   according to the BBC . The group...
May 25 9:31pm @6.1.1 "..." Sorry, I forgot I was speaking to my niece on the phone at the same time in Ojibwe. "..."
May 25 8:56pm @6 Jiibay ma'iigan gotaamigozi
Wishing Everyone a Happy Memorial Day Weekend From California!

Wishing Everyone a Happy Memorial Day Weekend From California!


By: Freewill  •  20 comments  •  5 days ago
Enjoyed a great BBQ outdoors with friends and family, remembering those who have fought and sacrificed for our freedom!   Thank you to all of our military families and first responders for all that you and your loved ones do in the service of others!   Stay safe and healthy this Memorial Day Weekend!
May 25 6:28am @2.1.7 Small world Freewill,  Enjoy the day and remember to observe a minute of silence to honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice.
May 24 10:23pm @2.1.3 Very cool Freewill. Been in the Central Valley many times. Actually back in the day I chopped cotton around Firebaugh.
May 24 10:07pm @2.1.1 A vineyard in So. Cal, Central or the wine coutry around Napa?
May 24 10:00pm @2 Beautiful photo. It looks like an orchard.
COVID-19 is costing drug cartels millions of dollars

COVID-19 is costing drug cartels millions of dollars


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  2 comments  •  6 days ago
May 25 6:22am @1 Hadn't thought about this, but its a good thing. Interesting that the agents are spending more time on the street and less in the office.
Covidiots Ignore Social Distancing For A Good Time

Covidiots Ignore Social Distancing For A Good Time


By: JohnRussell  •  72 comments  •  2 days ago
May 24 9:48pm @5 The problem is that although this group of idiots doesn't seem to care if they get the virus. They will spread out over Missouri after Memorial Day and will possibly infect people that are trying...
Ancient Nez Perce village site yields oldest date of human habitation in North America

Ancient Nez Perce village site yields oldest date of human habitation in North America


Via: 1stwarrior  •  17 comments  •  6 days ago
The oldest known human habitation in North America, more than 16,000 years in age, is located at the site of an ancient Nez Perce village known as Nipéhe, near the confluence of the Snake and Salmon Rivers. Oregon State University anthropologist Dr. Loren Davis and colleagues have dated animal bones and charcoal at the site, also known as Coopers Ferry, to 16,560 years ago. The Nez Perce...
May 24 12:59pm @6.1.2 I have to agree with both of your. The History and Discovery channel are really not much more than a reality show.  Both of them used to be quite good.
May 24 8:17am @5.2.1 Recently a graveyard was found off the shoreline of Florida. 7,000 years old....
May 23 11:18pm @4 Just wow, what a discovery. It's long been held that much of the Pacific migration predated all other migrations.  Even a few thousand years earlier than this map shows. The Kennewick Man was...
American Must Be 'One Nation Under God,' Not Above God

American Must Be 'One Nation Under God,' Not Above God


Via: Heartland American  •  104 comments  •  3 days ago
Here’s an awesome tribute this Memorial Day to those who gave their all and to the exceptional America they made the supreme sacrifice to preserve.  
May 24 10:59am @5.1.10 "..." Absolutely nothing. 
Is It Okay When Trump Attacks Jews?

Is It Okay When Trump Attacks Jews?


By: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  282 comments  •  3 days ago  •  LOCKED
May 24 9:55am @5.1.31 I'm not worried at all, why would I be when we have you an expert on racism leading the way on NT with all things racist. 
May 23 9:39pm @5.1.21 Thurmond was a 6-time Republican senator. So it seems that the republicans accepted the racist. Well, old Strom did leave the Democratic party in 1964 because the Dems supported the Civil Rights...
May 23 5:53pm @5.1.12 In the 2000 case, Trump et all were fined $250,000 by the NY lobbying commission for his lies and false ads against Native American (Mohawk). At that time it was the largest fine ever issued by the...
May 23 5:12pm @11 I can't defend what Biden said. That would be for blacks to decide for themselves.  What is interesting is what Trump has said over his public life about Jews, American Indians, Muslims etc.. No...
America's last Blockbuster gets a boost from film buffs staying at home

America's last Blockbuster gets a boost from film buffs staying at home


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  7 comments  •  6 days ago
May 23 11:14am @2 I actually drove by that Blockbuster when we were on a 4-month road trip. Pretty darn cool.
On CREATIVE ARTS/THURSDAY/FRIDAY … Can't Prove It, But …

On CREATIVE ARTS/THURSDAY/FRIDAY … Can't Prove It, But …


By: A. Macarthur  •  103 comments  •  4 days ago
I've been photographing a family of RED FOXES for roughly two weeks, making myself as inconspicuous as possible, but still, not eluding their keen awareness entirely.  Initially, any time I first entered the woods -- almost 100 yards from their den, if they were out, they spotted me almost immediately and disappeared. Otherwise, it was get behind a tree that offered a good shooting...
May 23 9:53am @28.1.2 Icy cold.
May 23 8:59am @28.1 The waterfall is at Fallen Leaf Lake close to Lake Tahoe.
May 23 8:48am @28 The waterfall is just above Lake Tahoe.  The women in the lower right of the photo gives you a good idea of the size of the waterfall.  Shortly after this photo was taken the women had to be...
May 22 9:39am @14.1 Great shots, brings back some memories having spent more than a few days on those beaches. 
May 22 7:47am @9.2.3 Yes, they will do that as well. A much bigger problem for birds are cats. Feral cats are very destructive of the bird and small mammal population....
May 22 7:31am @9.2.1 Fox is native to North America so they are not a pest, they are not protected. In fact they help keep rodents under control.  Since they were an introduced species to Australia I can understand...
May 22 6:47am @11.3 Waanakin (peace) The Medicine Pipe, often mistakenly called the ''Peace Pipe''. Excellent RW.
May 21 11:25am @3 A waterfall on the Hilo side of the Big Island.
May 21 11:22am @2.1.2 Another great photo EG...
May 21 10:42am @2.1 Beautiful photos EG. I've been there many times. I have some cousins that live around Silver Bay.
It's time for media to say 'We're sorry' to Ron DeSantis

It's time for media to say 'We're sorry' to Ron DeSantis


Via: Heartland American  •  19 comments  •  one week ago
It’s time for the media to admit that they got this whole thing all wrong.  They painted Cuomo a hero and made a scapegoat of DeSantis and reality is the other way around.  DeSantis, Kemp, Abbott, Noem and the other governors who never did a stay at home mandatory lockdown were the ones who got it right.  
May 22 7:19pm @5.1.3 It was a complete shutdown except for churches. Most of which closed of their own accord. I have a synagogue, Catholic church, and a protestant church with two miles of me and all shut down. 
May 22 4:05pm @5.1.1 It seems that you didn't read the link. 
May 22 3:54pm @5 DeSantis did a great job with the nursing homes. No doubt about that. I would give much more credit to mayors in closing down the beaches in FL. Miami-Dade and Broward county the two counties with...
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli vowed to battle their cases to trial. They had lots of reasons to plead guilty.

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli vowed to battle their cases to trial. They had lots of reasons to plead guilty.


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  6 comments  •  one week ago
May 22 7:25am @1.1 Agree with all of that except I don't believe that their kids are in school. I really like the part that Laughlin and Mossimo should pay for the kids that didn't get into school. A full scholarship...
Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, former White House butler who served through 11 presidencies, dies of COVID-19

Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, former White House butler who served through 11 presidencies, dies of COVID-19


Via: Split Personality  •  17 comments  •  one week ago  •  LOCKED
May 21 5:49pm @2.1 Another person that lived to help others.  RIP Annie Glenn
May 21 5:48pm @3 Served through 11 presidencies. That is amazing and sadly his family couldn't be with him at the end.  RIP Mr. Jerman, a life well lived.
Trump Fans Gobble Up His Favorite, Unproven COVID Drug—Some Are Even Trying To Cook It Themselves

Trump Fans Gobble Up His Favorite, Unproven COVID Drug—Some Are Even Trying To Cook It Themselves


Via: JohnRussell  •  14 comments  •  one week ago
May 21 1:37pm @6.1.2 "..." Also known as the moosh koosh   [removed]
Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli agree to plead guilty, serve prison time in college admission scandal case: Details

Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli agree to plead guilty, serve prison time in college admission scandal case: Details


Via: Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  •  18 comments  •  one week ago
May 21 11:28am @4 They seemed to think that they and their kids were ''special''. A couple of months in the slammer will show them just how special they are.
Watch protesters harass local reporter at reopening rally

Watch protesters harass local reporter at reopening rally


Via: Trout Giggles  •  173 comments  •  4 days ago
May 21 10:36am @3.1.8 I doubt if he could say, hydroxychloroquine, since is vocabulary consists of only monosyllable words. 
May 21 10:33am @2.5.8 You got it...
May 21 7:26am @2.5.5 Perrie is a JIP so the bubbly personality, lazar focus is a natural reaction for her.
May 20 3:35pm @7.2.2 Nope, it's Ojibwe for ''fricking dumbass''.
May 20 3:01pm @7.2 My personal favorite, Moosh Koosh. 
Video shows Costco worker calmly handle customer berating him over mask policy

Video shows Costco worker calmly handle customer berating him over mask policy


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  170 comments  •  2 days ago
May 21 7:20am @5 I see that the guy was good at name-calling but didn't try to take the cart back from the employee... Yes it is a ''free country'' and the store was every right to require you to wear a face mask....
Old Neighbors Return ~ CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY

Old Neighbors Return ~ CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY


By: A. Macarthur  •  105 comments  •  one week ago
This CATBIRD pair returns to my back yard on May 1 … year-after-year A family of RED FOXES den in the tunneled-out soil of the roots of an ancient, fallen tree in the woods adjacent to my back yard … year-after-year One of this years FOX KITS
May 19 8:21pm @19.1.6 What a great photo EG...Love it.
May 19 10:00am @19.1.4 Thanks EG. How is ''Big Dog'' doing?
May 16 2:31pm @15.1.7 If you reach out and touch him he will bite.
May 16 1:13pm @15.1.5 It is a real fox.
May 16 10:39am @15.1 I love the way the rocks act as a frame around him.
May 16 9:52am @14.1.1 "..." The Hoopa Tribe of northern California. (Humboldt County) The bird is their resident ''Fancy Dancer''....
May 16 8:58am @14 Another photo of a Hoopoe by George Scharf. Ya gotta love the hairdo and coloring.
May 16 8:46am @12.1.1 I'm experiencing the same thing. I'm having to log in on a constant basis. Something I never had to do before.
May 15 9:19am @8.1 Great photos EG.
May 14 11:15am @2.1.2 Sounds good. In Minnie sota anything about 40 degrees is considered warm. Hot is above 50. Yabetcha.
May 14 11:04am @3.1.1 I just discovered Conrad Tan and his photos about a month ago. His work is amazing.
May 14 11:02am @2.1 I want to see some shots from you when you riding your scooter...We could call it Scooby Doo in flight.
May 14 10:48am @3 Photos by Conrad Tan. Bafflehead in flight Great Horned Owl Hoopoe
May 14 10:39am @1.1 Love the photos of the returning critters.
Trump says he's taking malaria drug to protect against virus

Trump says he's taking malaria drug to protect against virus


Via: Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  •  438 comments  •  5 days ago
May 19 7:16pm @7.1.14 "..." That parallel universe is great place for people to avoid reality. LOL 
May 19 6:14pm @7.1.11 I'm sure that Trump doesn't do any name-calling or insults...../s
May 19 9:43am @3.1.10
Israel: The Settlements Are Not Illegal

Israel: The Settlements Are Not Illegal


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  5 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 19 11:49am @2 As always Buzz there is no doubt as to Israel right to exist and to protect their people and borders.  Why there is a debate over it is beyond me.
New Zealand is ready for its close-up as most of film industry remains sidelined by COVID-19

New Zealand is ready for its close-up as most of film industry remains sidelined by COVID-19


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  19 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 19 6:47am @1.2.12 I'm not a beer drinker but my wife is and that is what she would drink when we were in NZ.
May 18 11:49pm @1.2.10 It' a really interesting place.  The reason I asked about Wanaka was that I have a very good friend that lives there. We met in Long Beach CA. he had just been hired by Heinz foods who owned...
May 18 10:40pm @1.2.8 Is that where the hot springs are? if that's it, yes I've been there. A friend took me there one day.
May 18 8:44pm @1.2.6 LOL, good one. Many of our employees were Maori. We also sponsored our local rugby team. I got along great with the Maori. We would have long conversations on our respective cultures and beliefs....
May 18 2:18pm @1.2.4 I have a ''permanent residency visa'' for Australia. I had three facilities in NZ, Auckland, Wellington and CC. Loved NZ and would spend 1 to 2 weeks there every quarter reviewing and working with...
May 18 7:35am @1.2.2 Again, that is true but the reaction of NZ was quite different than most other countries which were paramount in containing the virus.  Australia, which had a huge number of tourists and students...
May 18 7:15am @1.2 All of the is true Doc, but the real silver bullet was that PM Arden locked the country down when there were 105 cases and the people of NZ followed the rules. NZ is a draw for foreign tourists who...
Famous Photographers - Part 21 - Richard Throssel

Famous Photographers - Part 21 - Richard Throssel


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  25 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Famous Photographers - Part 21 - Richard Throssel Richard Throssel After a long hiatus, this is a return to the Famous Photographers series, and particularly about photographers who preserved the history of North America by photographing North America's Native Americans / First Nations more than a century ago.  I am happy to be able to collaborate again with Kavika in this...
May 18 10:42am @1.3.2 Curley was a Crow scout for the 7th Calvary.  Curley and the other scouts, Goes Ahead, White Man Runs Him and Hairy Mocassin were all scouts for the 7th Calvary.  Custer was warned by the scouts...
May 17 3:49pm @1.2.1 Thanks Raven. This essay is one of my favorites.
May 17 2:57pm @5.1 Great addition to the essay, Buzz.
May 17 2:57pm @4.1 A window to the past, exactly.
May 17 2:56pm @3.1 Thanks Mac, Buzz and I were quite happy when we discovered Throssel.
May 17 2:55pm @2.1 You're most welcome sandy.
May 17 2:55pm @1.1.1 Thanks devangelical.
The Threat from China

The Threat from China


By: Vic Eldred  •  151 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
The world is in the midst of one of the greatest pandemics in human history. In the US as of today, May 15th there are 1,412,121 people infected with 85,990 "attributed" deaths. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html The virus originated in Wuhan China, the specific source has yet to be determined. The government of China lied about it, quarantined most of...
May 18 7:49am @3.1.49 "..." Yes, they are but what does that have to do with my comment? "..." Who was being smug? Don't you think that I was adversely affected by this? I was pointing out facts and asking a...
May 18 7:27am @3.1.47 Japan holds nearly as much in US Treasury notes as China does. Both over $1 trillion. Numerous other countries hold US debt as well. With the current pandemic worldwide will these nations,...
May 17 10:56pm @8.1.1 I lived in N Richland Hills in 90/91... I saw his testimony before congress and I loved it when he lit into the one congressman..Too funny.
May 17 9:28pm @3.1.42 It could start a shooting war.  The US is practicing ''Strategic Ambiguity''...we are not legally committed to defending Taiwan if it is attacked by PRC according to the 1979 Taiwanese Relations...
May 17 8:54pm @3.1.38 Clarify your question.  
May 17 2:50pm @3.1.31 "..." Living in the past isn't going to solve anything.  Chiang Kai Sheck even pissed off his own side when he was more interested in fighting the communists when the Japanese were slaughtering...
May 17 1:36pm @3.1.29 So, Nixon opening up China was a fantasy as well. That would make the MFN status a fantasy as well.
May 17 1:31pm @3.1.27 "..." Yes, I was. I could see the advantages to the US from the beginning.  Yes, China is in the WTO that is old news Vic. We are talking about today.
May 17 8:47am @3.1.24 "..." Not true.
May 17 8:43am @3.1.23 "..." Of course, I've heard of it, Vic. Here is the problem with it in case you're not aware of it...Trump pulled out of the TPP which is leg two of the ''rebalance to an Asia-Pacific...
May 17 8:07am @3.1.19 The best way to explain the missiles is this. They are a direct provocation to the Chinese and any one that is provoked will respond. 
May 17 7:38am @3.1.15 "..." So you want to start a shooting war with them. You gonna join up or your kids or grand kids? China is not Panama or Grenada. A shooting war with China would be of the scope of WWII if not...
May 17 7:32am @3.1.14 "..." Great saying and just that a saying.
May 16 6:31pm @3.1.7 I'm quite sure that there are things that China could do to harm the US. Why would you want to push them to the brink of war or into a shooting war?  Even a limited war (like the Korean War) would...
May 16 6:26pm @3.1.6 "..." A sure-fire way to start a shooting war with China.
May 16 4:55pm @1.1.2 From the article. "..."
May 16 4:50pm @3.1.1 You can do whatever you chose to do. I'm simply pointing out the pitfalls of your proposals. 
May 16 2:21pm @3 4. Reparations by deducting from what we owe China. If your talking about deducting it from the US Treasuries that China has, that, IMO, would be a disaster for the US. There is a reason that...
Republican flips House seat in California special election

Republican flips House seat in California special election


Via: Sparty On  •  34 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 16 8:16pm @7.2.4 Sparty, she held the seat for less than a year and was embroiled in a sex scandal after the Republicans held it for 26 years.  "..." That is not correct, you do not seem to have a grip on Orange...
May 16 6:47pm @7.2.2 "..." If you think so. I tend to see this as really significant. Orange Country CA. was a Republican stronghold for decades. After 2018 not so much.
May 16 3:58pm @7.1 Also, the 25th district has been in the Republican column from 1993 to 2019, 26 consecutive years before Hill won.
Republican Mike Garcia Wins U.S. House Race In California, First Time GOP Flipped CA Seat In 22 Years

Republican Mike Garcia Wins U.S. House Race In California, First Time GOP Flipped CA Seat In 22 Years


Via: jungkonservativ111  •  8 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 16 4:29pm @3.1.1 And before that, it was a Republican stronghold, Charles Wiggens for four terms.  But in the modern parlance for 26 years until 2019 it was Republican. 
May 16 4:07pm @3 The 25th district has been a Republican stronghold. The seat was held by the Republicans from 1993 to 2019 when Hill won the seat. 
The history (and uncertain future) of the handshake

The history (and uncertain future) of the handshake


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  17 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 16 9:57am @2.1 Sawasdee, the traditional Thai greeting.
Tribal employers have limited access to federal COVID-19 small business aid

Tribal employers have limited access to federal COVID-19 small business aid


Via: 1stwarrior  •  3 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The Center for Indian Country Development (CICD) warns that tribal enterprises are having a difficult time accessing federal Payroll Protection Program relief from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The center, a research arm of the Federal Research Bank of Minneapolis, said in a May 4 statement that many tribal enterprises are outside the reach of small business relief programs in...
May 16 9:54am @1.1 The casinos were shut out of the first round and now it seems that they out of the second.  Well, here we go again. Deja vu
'Bridge Over Troubled Water' NHS rendition praised by Paul Simon

'Bridge Over Troubled Water' NHS rendition praised by Paul Simon


Via: JohnRussell  •  5 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 15 7:01pm @4 Kudos, well done.
USDA knocked for 'unfathomable' $39M contract awarded to San Antonio event planner

USDA knocked for 'unfathomable' $39M contract awarded to San Antonio event planner


Via: Ender  •  21 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 15 5:49pm @1.1 Cheapest bid probably. Hold on for a second, I have to finish up the kidney removal I'm doing at the minute. My background in International Transportation gives me a lot of experience in kidney...
Trump Calls Coronavirus Testing 'Overrated', If US Didn't Test 'We'd Have Very Few Cases'

Trump Calls Coronavirus Testing 'Overrated', If US Didn't Test 'We'd Have Very Few Cases'


Via: JohnRussell  •  79 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
May 15 5:42pm @2.1.1 "..." Wow, just wow.
May 15 5:05pm @2 OMG
Can herd immunity help stop the coronavirus? Experts warn it's not that easy.

Can herd immunity help stop the coronavirus? Experts warn it's not that easy.


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  120 comments  •  one week ago
May 15 11:55am @2.1.8 "..." Nor did I state that it did.
May 15 11:36am @2.1.5 My point is that those three counties account for 29% of the population of FL. I'm well aware of the trends in FL by county. For a better picture of how the virus is gaining/losing/staying static...
May 15 9:58am @2.1 The three largest counties with the most cases and deaths are Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade.  Palm Beach just went to phase 1 this past Monday, 5/11. Both Broward and Miami-Dade are still on...
May 15 8:53am @1 A very good explanation of what ''herd immunity'' really is.
Will Virus Aftermath Cause A Population Shift From Urban To Rural?

Will Virus Aftermath Cause A Population Shift From Urban To Rural?


By: JohnRussell  •  19 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 15 9:16am @4 Having lived in both urban and rural environments I found both had the advantages. IMO, the very serious problem with rural living is access to good medical care. There is a health crisis in rural...
McConnell says Obama administration 'did leave behind' pandemic plan

McConnell says Obama administration 'did leave behind' pandemic plan


Via: Split Personality  •  50 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
A very, very rare, rarity.  A rare, rare earth moment. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday walked back comments made earlier this week, where he said the Obama administration didn't leave behind a "game plan" for a pandemic The SML admitted he was wrong, but denied being responsible for not knowing what he did not know? . Really? The gentleman from...
May 15 2:11am @6 What a dipshit McConnel is.
Boy Scouts banned from planting American flags on veterans' graves for Memorial Day due to coronavirus

Boy Scouts banned from planting American flags on veterans' graves for Memorial Day due to coronavirus


Via: Jasper2529  •  38 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 14 5:49pm @9 I find this to be quite disturbing. A small tribute to the hundreds of thousands that have served our county and that paid the ultimate price should not be stopped. I'm quite sure that this could...
North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr to step down as intelligence committee chairman

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr to step down as intelligence committee chairman


Via: JohnRussell  •  9 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 14 3:31pm @2 In addition to Burr I'll bet there are a few more of our illustrious politicians that will be investigated. 
FBI serves warrant on senator in investigation of stock sales linked to coronavirus

FBI serves warrant on senator in investigation of stock sales linked to coronavirus


Via: Trout Giggles  •  33 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 14 10:52am @3 "..." Hmmmmm, well that is interesting.
Coronavirus has lifted the work-from-home stigma. How will that shape the future?

Coronavirus has lifted the work-from-home stigma. How will that shape the future?


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  75 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 14 7:50am @1.1 I can see your point with children at home. On the other hand, it might be fine for those without children or single people. 
A closer Look.... with Kids

A closer Look.... with Kids


Via: Thomas  •  92 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Here you Go!
May 14 1:17am @4.3.3 Actually T,G I'm more interested in the house an senate. If the Dems hold the house and take the senate even if Trump is re-elected he will be a lame duck for the four year term.
May 14 1:03am @4.3 It's far beyond lowering the bar, the bar simply doesn't exist any longer.
May 14 12:27am @3 Three books and two kid wasps. LOL
Fauci to warn of 'needless suffering and death' if country reopens too soon

Fauci to warn of 'needless suffering and death' if country reopens too soon


Via: Vic Eldred  •  150 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
May 13 11:45pm @3.2.19 "..." Yes, I do know how many seniors there are in Florida, a bit over 20% of the population and he NEVER quarantined seniors.
May 13 7:38pm @3.2.14 No, the state (DeSantis) did not lift the restriction on those three counties.  BTW those three counties account for a bit over 29% of the population of Florida.
May 13 6:44pm @3.2.9 The three largest and hardest hit counties in Florida are Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade. Palm Beach opened Monday 11th to phase one. Broward and Miami-Dade are still under stay at home orders. 
Grocery prices reach 50-year high amid pandemic

Grocery prices reach 50-year high amid pandemic


Via: JohnRussell  •  102 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 13 8:56pm @2.1.4 ok
May 13 8:25pm @2.1.1 "..." What!!!! JHC do you have a link for that. That is fricking unbelievable.
Is the Supreme Court Scared of Tribal Sovereignty?

Is the Supreme Court Scared of Tribal Sovereignty?


Via: 1stwarrior  •  30 comments  •  2 weeks ago
In 2003, writing  a concurrent opinion  in  United States v. Lara ,  a case that determined an individual can be charged with the same crime in tribal and federal court,   Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas described the contradictory nature of federal case law as it relates to Indigenous policy: “In my view, the tribes either are or are not separate sovereigns. And our federal...
May 13 5:15pm @1.1.16 Mentioning the Quapaw tribe this is a pencil drawing of the oldest of the ''pureblood'' Quapaw. Anna Quapaw and that was in 1983. Pureblood isn't just 100% Indian blood, but 100% Indian blood from...
May 13 4:39pm @1.1.12 I can save you gas money and the aggravation. Just mail your money to me.  IMRED 1 Slick Circle Wholelottamoney, FL.
May 13 4:37pm @1.1.11 Fishing! did someone mention fishing? I'm somewhat of an expert on the subject. 
May 13 4:26pm @3.1.5 Gorsuch would have to recuse himself again on the Murphy case. Perhaps that is why they are going with McGrit.
May 13 10:34am @2.1.1 And reality past and current bear out that statement.
May 13 9:18am @2 To me, it was fairly clear that it all goes back to how it will affect non-Indians in Oklahoma. This has  always been the center of the argument against McGrit. Sadly it really doesn't have a damn...
Man refusing to wear mask breaks arm of Target employee - CNN Video

Man refusing to wear mask breaks arm of Target employee - CNN Video


Via: Thomas  •  12 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Is it really that important that you do not wear a mask? Really??
May 13 4:33pm @3 Time in jail and they'll meet some really tough guys. I'm sure that they'll want to pick a fight with them.s/
AG Curtis Hill's law license suspended for 30 days by Indiana Supreme Court

AG Curtis Hill's law license suspended for 30 days by Indiana Supreme Court


Via: Trout Giggles  •  19 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Well, well, well. What do we have here? Another republican not making nice with women staffers
May 13 2:08pm @1.1 LMAO, good one.
An Elementary School Repeatedly Dismissed Allegations Against Its Principal. Then, an FBI Agent Pretended to Be a 13-Year-Old Girl.

An Elementary School Repeatedly Dismissed Allegations Against Its Principal. Then, an FBI Agent Pretended to Be a 13-Year-Old Girl.


Via: Larry Hampton  •  14 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 13 1:42pm @2 Sadly the state of Alaska hasn't leaned any lesson from the recent past.  This is an ongoing crime and this is just one of the settlements made the Jesuits for the abuse of Native Alaska children....
May 13 1:39pm @1.2 "..." No, all were abused in one form or another. Sadly the state has not learned from the experience of thousands of students and allowed this type of behavior to still be condoned.
 International Kangaroo Court to Investigate Israel for War Crimes

International Kangaroo Court to Investigate Israel for War Crimes


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  3 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 13 7:50am @2 FUBAR
Is It Okay To Describe Non-Whites As 'Colored'?

Is It Okay To Describe Non-Whites As 'Colored'?


By: JohnRussell  •  80 comments  •  3 weeks ago
The "conservative" ideologue pundit Dennis Prager got in some trouble, so to speak,  last week, when he made some statements on his radio show about race.  "How many names have Blacks gone through in my lifetime?...What was wrong with Negro? What was wrong with colored? None of them, there's no problem with any of them" You might wonder how such a topic comes up so often on a...
May 13 7:05am @12.3.4 On numerous occasions, the NAACP has aided American Indians. Dr. King was a strong supporter of American Indians and the 1963 march on Washington there was a sizeable contingent of AI's there....
May 12 8:34pm @12.3.2 The NAACP was founded in 1909 and the term colored people was one of the few dignified descriptions for them. They are a history-making organization and have over the last 100 years done one hell...
May 12 8:28pm @11.3.1 I guess that I should add the rest of the story that belongs to this song. I'm sure that everyone is aware of ''Wounded Knee'' this song was released in 1973 against the advice of many people but...
May 12 3:41pm @3.3.2 [deleted]
May 12 2:31pm @11.3 Cherokee People by Paul Revere and the Raiders was, IMO, a pop group trying to tell a story of the Cherokee. They did a fairly good job of it. The original was sung in 1959 by Marvin Rainwater and...
May 12 1:39pm @3.3
May 12 1:35pm @7 I'm a brilliant bronze myself.
May 12 1:06pm @4 I wonder when the last time Prager spoke to an indigenous person. Probably never but he is an expert. 
Fear-mongering media's dangerous, divisive coronavirus misinformation has a human cost

Fear-mongering media's dangerous, divisive coronavirus misinformation has a human cost


Via: Heartland American  •  104 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The bi coastal elites fear mongering and guilt shaming has to end.  It’s great that at least it’s being exposed to the Heartland and called out.  
May 12 7:34am @3.2.13 Yet many Governors enjoy high ratings from both parties for their handling of the crisis.  That is a fact, you are simply promoting nonsense....
May 11 11:32pm @3.2.9
Armed 'mob' allegedly tried to enter black family's North Carolina home; white deputy charged

Armed 'mob' allegedly tried to enter black family's North Carolina home; white deputy charged


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  19 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 12 7:18am @1 What a complete fricking idiot. As an LEO he leads a mob of armed people to someone's house. WTF
The Garden Chronicles - Week 5

The Garden Chronicles - Week 5


By: Dignitatem Societatis  •  58 comments  •  2 weeks ago
This week's blog post almost didn't happen. Mother Nature just doesn't want to cooperate. It was rainy and unseasonably cool all week. As such, there's been very little growth, and this week's garden looks about the same as last week's. Fortunately, it was dry the past 2 days, and I was finally able to mow and get a little work done in the garden (raking up bucketfuls of rocks washed out by...
May 11 11:55pm @2.1.15 Sorry DS, we got a bit off-topic.
May 11 11:52pm @2.1.14 Well, that sure is an interesting mix A dachsweiler. I have seen a couple of doxie pit bull mixes. You did not want to mess with them.
May 11 11:49pm @2.1.13 LOL, OK, an interesting mix. 
May 11 11:25pm @2.1.10 Actually Dachshunds were bred to hunt badgers in their den. There are few animals in the world that what to deal with a badger let alone a badger in his den. Doxie are completely fearless no matter...
May 11 11:06pm @2.1.8 Hi, my name is Friendly and I love squirrels, moles and rabbits, they are my best friends. Humans, on the other hand, are on my menu. Just a little something for you to think about. 
Navajo Nation reports more coronavirus cases per capita than any US state

Navajo Nation reports more coronavirus cases per capita than any US state


Via: Vic Eldred  •  9 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
May 11 2:54pm @1.2 Doctors without Borders dispatched two teams to help the Navajo. They will be joining 18 doctors and nurses from San Francisco that volunteered to help the Navajo....
May 11 2:45pm @4
May 11 2:39pm @2 A sad commentary on the devastation taking place in the Navajo Nation.  A very old debt was repaid by the people of Ireland who sent up a fund to support the Navajo. Well over $500,000 at last...
Shutdown of tribal casinos deals blow to Indian Country

Shutdown of tribal casinos deals blow to Indian Country


Via: 1stwarrior  •  9 comments  •  3 weeks ago
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - When the Kalispel Tribe of Indians closed its casino as the coronavirus took hold in Washington state, it essentially shut down its economy. That difficult choice has played out nationwide as some 500 Native American casinos have voluntarily closed during the pandemic, often taking away tribes' main source of income in an effort to protect people's...
May 11 2:29pm @1.1.2 Indian Casino's were exempted from the PPP by the SBA. On April 24th, 2020 they were finally told that they could apply for the PPP program.   A delay from the original PPP date that caused...
New Mexico woman, 105, who beat 1918 flu, is now battling coronavirus infection

New Mexico woman, 105, who beat 1918 flu, is now battling coronavirus infection


Via: JohnRussell  •  5 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 11 12:44pm @1.1 "..." Absolutely. 
The NRA Supported Gun Control When the Black Panthers Had the Weapons - HISTORY

The NRA Supported Gun Control When the Black Panthers Had the Weapons - HISTORY


Via: Steve Ott  •  92 comments  •  2 weeks ago
That's right. Saint Ronny Ray Gun took away the right to carry weapons openly in California. "In less than a decade, the NRA would go from backing gun control regulations to inhibit groups they felt threatened by to refusing to support any gun control legislation at all."
May 11 12:29pm @2.1.43 From the comments, it seems that you're not sure if Native Americans are white or not. Being an Indian (Native American) I can assure you that we are not white.  You've mentioned your...
May 09 8:52pm @1.1 I lived in CA at this time. There were numerous protests from the Black Panthers to AIM to the UFW. It must have scared the shit out of ''establishment''. Good.
Much Of The White House Corona Task Force Is Under Quarantine

Much Of The White House Corona Task Force Is Under Quarantine


By: JohnRussell  •  13 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Vice President Pence is self isolating, and  Dr. Anthony Fauci, CDC head Dr. Robert Redfield, and FDA head Dr. Stephen Hahn are all under self-quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus at the White House.  Although they have all tested negative for the virus, presumably they are self-quarantining to preclude a false negative.  They are the latest White House figures to be...
May 11 8:46am @5 Trump declared himself a ''War Time'' President so now that the barbarians are at the gate lets see that leadership.
Welcome at any Time, Photo Essays, Collages, Montages … CREATIVE ARTS Thursday/Friday Article

Welcome at any Time, Photo Essays, Collages, Montages … CREATIVE ARTS Thursday/Friday Article


By: A. Macarthur  •  131 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Photo Essays, Collages, Montages … √ To be clear, any member of the GROUP, can post a CREATIVE ARTS article at any time, a single image, etc., multiple images, etc. and/or Photo Essays, Collages, Montages, Poetry, Drawings, etc. .  √ Because PHOTO ESSAYS, etc. are more "labor intensive" than the posting of individual, not necessarily related images , etc., I leave it to...
May 11 8:35am @23.2 I absolutely love that photo, Buzz.
May 11 8:34am @20.2.1 It's a series of photos of just one wolf, Perrie.
May 09 8:40am @20 These photos were taken by Conrad Tan. I just discovered his works a month or so ago.  These are of a black wolf taken in NE Minnesota, an area that grew up in. We would see wolves quite often and...
May 08 10:11am @7.2.16 "..." LMAO, well pitties are known for snoring and farting...Welcome to the club.
May 08 9:12am @7.2.14 Yup, separation anxiety for sure.  It seems that he has a strong ''prey drive'' not unusual for a dog of any type. Remember everything is very new to him, he's going to make mistakes but that is...
May 07 5:52pm @7.2.10 How long was he in the shelter? This really pertains to most shelter dogs. It takes them 3 days to figure out where they are, 3 weeks to start to understand their role, and 3 months before they...
May 07 4:47pm @7.2.4 I love that dog and better yet you rescued him... I work with the bully breeds at our local shelter getting them socialized and ready for a furever home. I just finished working with Angel. She...
May 07 4:30pm @9.1.3 I remember that essay, it was fantastic. The Elephant Queen I loved it.
May 07 4:27pm @11.2 Humans cannot compete with the beauty of Mother Nature.
May 07 1:22pm @8.1.1 I have a couple of his art books and we went to his gallery in Park City Utah.
May 07 1:11pm @8 These are wildlife photos by Thomas Magnelsen.  
May 07 1:01pm @3.1.1 Yes, ''from'' the internet.  OK, I'll try to put it together.
May 07 11:45am @3 Hopefully, this will expand the group. I'm not worth a damn when it comes to taking photos. What if I posted an essay on the internet. I'm thinking of one right now that would be beautiful.
Jerry Stiller, Star Of 'Seinfeld' And 'King Of Queens,' Dead At 92

Jerry Stiller, Star Of 'Seinfeld' And 'King Of Queens,' Dead At 92


Via: JohnRussell  •  16 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 11 8:33am @4 He was a classic.  RIP Jerry.
Coronavirus: French doctors find man who may be Europe's 'patient zero'

Coronavirus: French doctors find man who may be Europe's 'patient zero'


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  4 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 10 6:43pm @3 "..." Yes, and it does seem that it was too late. 
Returning beachgoers left 13,000 pounds of trash on Florida's Cocoa Beach, prompting crackdown

Returning beachgoers left 13,000 pounds of trash on Florida's Cocoa Beach, prompting crackdown


Via: Ender  •  20 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 10 5:00pm @3.1 Probably not the whole 13K but according to the article, the number of bags of trash that volunteers picked up is well beyond the norm according to their records. One would think that anyone with...
May 10 4:18pm @2 WTF, what  complete bunch of assholes.
Navajo Nation residents face coronavirus without running water

Navajo Nation residents face coronavirus without running water


Via: 1stwarrior  •  45 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Margie Barton unfolded a map of Dilkon in Navajo Nation and pointed to the clusters of households representing 90% of its residents living without running water. Barton is the coordinator of the Dilkon Chapter House, the local administrative and communal center, and is involved in almost all aspects of keeping services up and running for the community — including access to clean water....
May 10 4:50pm @8.2.5 Water rights have been a huge problem for decades in the SW with Native Tribes.  Here are a couple of things to consider regarding water on the rez. There are over 500 abandoned uranium mines on...
May 10 4:29pm @8.2.3 It was a rhetorical question 1st and I completely agree with your comment. The treaty being the law of the land doesn't seem to apply to Native Nations.  ''Trail of Broken Treaties''...
May 10 3:15pm @8.2.1 I forgot to add that my great-niece was part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Miliniual Scholars program and that supported her through both undergrad, grad, post grad including getting her PhD. She...
May 10 2:52pm @8.2 These are the top 10 foundations and private enterprises that support NA's and have for decades. Ford Foundation NW Area Foundation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation WK Kellogg Foundation Alfred...
May 10 2:04pm @4.1.6 "..." That should read Alaska Native For-Profit corporation.
May 10 12:03pm @7.1.8 And the Mohawk, Sac and Fox etc etc. and the last battle of the Indian wars at Sugar Point Leech Lake 1898 where the Pillager Band of Ojibwe defeated the 3rd US Infantry.
May 10 11:53am @7.1.6 "..." No it doesn't. The Ojibwe defeated the Sioux and drove them from Canada, northern MN and WI. It not only takes in Warrior in the sense of fighting but of the fight and wins in both battle...
May 10 11:48am @7.1.4 We are also known as the ''Warrior Nation''...
May 10 11:33am @7.1.2 "..." Yes we are. The term Chippewa is how the English pronounced the word Ojibwe which is a French word for our people. Our true name is Anishinaabe translated to ''The First People or the Good...
May 10 8:59am @1.1.2 The largest radioactive spill in the history of the US, (larger than 3 Mile Island) took place on the Navajo reservation at Church Rock. This was 50 plus years ago and it still isn't cleaned up and...
May 10 8:47am @3.1 The casinos are owned by the tribe, not individuals. Most native casinos closed their operation including the restaurants and hotels long before it was declared mandatory. They have NO INCOME and...
May 10 8:27am @7.1 My tribe the Red Lake Ojibwe declared ''medical martial law'' which is in our constitution and supported by the members of Red Lake. We are a closed reservation and have been since our inception....
May 10 7:51am @4.1.4 Here is the reality of what has transpired. The $8 billion was set up to be distributed in March. The Treasury Department declared that Alaska Native for-profit corporation would be eligible for a...
History of inequality making COVID-19 worse for Native Americans - The San Diego Union-Tribune

History of inequality making COVID-19 worse for Native Americans - The San Diego Union-Tribune


Via: JohnRussell  •  4 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 10 4:35pm @2 A long standing problem with the federal government. Underfunding all programs for Natives including the Indian Health Service (IHS). 
This is a Great True Story

This is a Great True Story


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  13 comments  •  3 weeks ago
BUZZ NOTE:  This should be baseball season time, so here is a story about a baseball player who would never have qualified as a player for the Cooperstown Hall of Fame, but something of his adorns that sanctuary that makes him as famous, and maybe more, than a World Series Ring.
May 10 8:33am @5 An unsung hero.  A salute to you Moe.
Wall Street Journal: Economic Lockdown Is the 'Catastrophe'

Wall Street Journal: Economic Lockdown Is the 'Catastrophe'


Via: Heartland American  •  333 comments  •  one week ago
The Wall St. Journal is right.  We need to get the economy revived now!  If we wait too long it may never fully recover.  It’s all about policy now.  Deregulation, tax cutting, infrastructure, and reviving energy, agriculture, tourism.  The fact is at this point that keeping the economy closed down will cause far more economic damage than the virus can cause at this point.  
May 10 7:34am @4.2.19 The death rate is the number that has died as a percent of those that have contacted the disease. And that number is 12.4%  According to your link Sweden has the 6th highest deaths per million...
May 10 12:22am @4.2.9 I believe that sauna activities could be responsible for some of the increase.  It seems that they are learning a very hard lesson.
May 09 11:45pm @4.2.5 Seems that there has been a huge change in Sweden since the Ambassador made that comment.  SWEDEN'S CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL 'HORRIFYING' SAYS SCIENTIST BEHIND COUNTRY'S ANTI-LOCKDOWN STRATEGY...
Donald Trump Leads Joe Biden By Two Points Across Six Battleground States

Donald Trump Leads Joe Biden By Two Points Across Six Battleground States


Via: Texan1211  •  26 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 09 9:12pm @8.1.3 "..." Or confusion and dementia.
The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months | Books | The Guardian

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months | Books | The Guardian


Via: Ender  •  12 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 09 6:15pm @7 Great story, thanks.
With New Hot Spots Emerging, No Sign of a Respite - The New York Times

With New Hot Spots Emerging, No Sign of a Respite - The New York Times


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  148 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 09 2:16pm @13.1.4 I could provide the detail and context but then you'd have to read and understand it.  As of 2:20 PM EST the death toll in the US from the coronavirus stands at 79,299.  Feel free to deal with...
May 06 11:44pm @13 Another 2500 plus died today from the virus. 
Roy Horn Dead of Coronavirus: Siegfried & Roy Illusionist Was 75 | PEOPLE.com

Roy Horn Dead of Coronavirus: Siegfried & Roy Illusionist Was 75 | PEOPLE.com


Via: JohnRussell  •  6 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 09 8:24am @5 A great act and so very popular in Vegas.  RIP Roy.
Online Retailers Spend Millions on Ads Backing Postal Service Bailout - The New York Times

Online Retailers Spend Millions on Ads Backing Postal Service Bailout - The New York Times


Via: Nerm_L  •  23 comments  •  3 weeks ago
The US Postal Service has a higher approval rating than President Trump and a much higher approval rating than Congress.  According to Gallup polling, the USPS is viewed more favorably than the FBI, CDC, NASA, and the FDA.
May 08 9:52am @6.1.5 Yes, I'm well aware of that. My question to Dean was are UPS and FedEx rates too low.
May 07 1:15pm @6.1.2 Do you think that UPS and FedEx rates to Amazon are too low?
May 07 12:01pm @6.1 Do you realize that Amazon also uses UPS and FedEx, Dean? In fact, Amazon has it's own air fleet and deliveries 50% of its own packages. They are a serious threat to both UPS and FedEx. At some...
May 06 11:35pm @4 The USPS delivers thousands of prescriptions to both seniors and others. They deliver where FedEx, UPS doesn't deliver at a price that people can afford. Many PO's are hubs for small towns. I lived...
VE Day is celebrated in America and Britain

VE Day is celebrated in America and Britain


Via: Split Personality  •  10 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
May 08 8:15am @3 In a small town in northern Minnesota, there is a weeping birch tree that was planted in 1946, it's 70 feet tall or more. There is a bronze plaque that states Monroe Greywolf Wilcox, ''A Rendezvous...
Texas park ranger pushed into water after reminding crowd about social distancing

Texas park ranger pushed into water after reminding crowd about social distancing


Via: Ender  •  63 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 07 3:54pm @8.2.9 OK, thanks.
May 06 9:31am @8.2.7 A river in Minnesota?
'What are we doing this for?': Doctors are fed up with conspiracies ravaging ERs

'What are we doing this for?': Doctors are fed up with conspiracies ravaging ERs


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  109 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 07 7:50am @4 The village idiots screaming from the rooftops. ''It's the deep state''. Meanwhile yesterday another 2500 plus Americans died from the virus. 
64 NY Children Sickened With Rare COVID-Related Illness, State Finds

64 NY Children Sickened With Rare COVID-Related Illness, State Finds


Via: Krishna  •  7 comments  •  3 weeks ago
And now apparently children can get it after all!!!   Related Seeds:  1.With New Hot Spots Emerging , No Sign Of A Respite 2. Fox News Town Hall: Trump Predicts Coronavirus Vaccine By Year’s End. Vows 'Plague' Will Pass [A special note to Trump supporters; This is all probably just part of "The Biggest Hoax in History" . .. there's really nothing to be worried...
May 06 8:02pm @3 I saw the first reports on this a few days ago. It seems that we really don't have any idea on how this will affect children and the long term effects on adults, both young and old. 
Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history - OPINION

Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history - OPINION


Via: 1stwarrior  •  120 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
ANALYSIS/OPINION: The new coronavirus is real. The response to the coronavirus is hyped. And in time, this hype will be revealed as politically hoaxed. In fact, COVID-19 will go down as one of the political world’s biggest, most shamefully overblown, overhyped, overly and irrationally inflated and outright deceptively flawed responses to a health matter in American history, one...
May 06 3:18pm @7.2.6
May 06 3:04pm @7.2.5 I mentioned that ''opinion'' in my first comment to you.  "..." Then I must not be an adult since a ''silent statement'' is one that is not heard or seen and as I stated in my previous comment...
May 06 2:05pm @7.2.2 Well perhaps an ADULT such as yourself would have explained that in their intro or first comment. You can review your first comment and try to explain to me that you are not hyping this opinion....
May 06 1:13pm @7 If you truly believe this ''opinion'' 1st, then you should just move on over to the Navajo rez or any Pueblo's close to you and explain to them that this virus is all overblown BS. 
NO NURSING HOME FOR ME !!"   (Something to keep in mind)

NO NURSING HOME FOR ME !!" (Something to keep in mind)


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  19 comments  •  3 weeks ago
BUZZ NOTE:  This advice can be applicable to virtually any hotel or hotel chain and is not spam for the purpose of advertising Holiday Inn.
May 06 12:46pm @6.1.1 Naw, Marriott has a great rewards program that will knock down the price per night to $80 with extra amenities.  Kavika re-ordering an umbrella drink.
May 06 8:47am @6 I'm going to go upscale. No Holiday Inn for me I'm going upscale Marriott. A higher daily cost ($100) but many more emenities.  Kavka floating in the pool with an umbrella drink.
Jared Kushner's pandemic effort exposed as 'laughable'

Jared Kushner's pandemic effort exposed as 'laughable'


Via: JohnRussell  •  6 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 06 11:02am @4 Like father like son, a con artist at best.  "..."
Judicial Watch Sues to Stop California Plan to Give $75M to Illegal Aliens

Judicial Watch Sues to Stop California Plan to Give $75M to Illegal Aliens


Via: Heartland American  •  72 comments  •  3 weeks ago
My state governor is breaking the law by trying to give tax payers dollars to illegal alien invaders.  He has no constitutional authority to do so.  Thank you to Judicial Watch, an awesome American watchdog organization that protects Americans from abuse by elected and regulatory leaders and our tax dollars 💵 from waste for getting involved in this case.  Thanks to their...
May 06 8:51am @10.1.1 You're still living in CA, aren't you? So what are you bitching about? Oh, I forgot it's something that you do. LOL
May 05 9:53pm @9.1.1 In the past two days, two Tyson plants have been closed. One in Indiana where 900 out of 2200 tested positive. Yesterday another Tyson plant in Iowa was closed when 700 employees (58%) tested...
May 05 9:20pm @9 Since packing house employees are now considered ''essential'' workers and Trump is making the packing plants stay open. Many of these employees at the packing house are illegal.  Kick them out...
Armed protesters in Michigan foreshadow a tense election season in key swing state

Armed protesters in Michigan foreshadow a tense election season in key swing state


Via: Tessylo  •  49 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Yahoo News Armed protesters in Michigan foreshadow a tense election season in key swing state Jon Ward Senior Political Correspondent Yahoo News May 5, 2020, 9:50 AM ET  seconds Michigan was always destined to be a place of high drama in the 2020 presidential election. President Trump had his   narrowest margin of victory   there...
May 05 3:42pm @1.3.5 The army awards the medal for firing a specific weapon, from a number of positions and from a specific distance. I don't remember if there are eyelets for a specific distance.  There could be but...
May 05 3:15pm @1.3.3 Not sure about the Air Force awards but in the Army, there are three separate types of badges, Expert, Sharpshooter, and Marksman. On the eyelets hanging down it will show what type of weapons were...
May 05 3:08pm @1.2.21 When your in the military your MOS (military occupational skill) dictates the type of weapon that you need to be qualified with.  My MOS was 111.17 (infantry light weapons, airborne) I don't know...
May 05 2:49pm @1.2.15 It's blurry but I believe that its the Air Force marksmanship award for pistols. 
A mutant coronavirus has emerged, even more contagious than the original, study says

A mutant coronavirus has emerged, even more contagious than the original, study says


Via: FLYNAVY1  •  16 comments  •  4 weeks ago
May 05 1:49pm @2 I believe we (USA) is going to find out in short order just how contagious and deadly this strain is. 
Italy's Fincantieri will build newest class of US Navy warships

Italy's Fincantieri will build newest class of US Navy warships


Via: Split Personality  •  11 comments  •  4 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
In my brief times at sea I can attest to the fact that the frigate USS George Phillip (FFG-12) looks nothing like the pictures below, especially the pictures of the Italian passageways which are reminiscent of CVN-72, the Stinkin Lincoln, (the Bad Penny) a "modern" US aircraft carrier. When I look at the pictures of the passageways I can't help but wonder at what temperature the floor...
May 05 10:37am @4.1 Or our newest Fuckit will be the Billion Dollar Baby.
May 05 10:22am @4 Perhaps the Italian built destroyers will resemble the Ferrari, beautiful to look at, fast but so expensive that less than 1% can ever afford one. Our new destroyer will be the Billion Dollar Baby.
Asian giant hornet invasion becomes latest 2020 concern

Asian giant hornet invasion becomes latest 2020 concern


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  124 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 04 7:59pm @3.2.20 LOL, damn things can get in anywhere.
May 04 7:58pm @3.2.19 I was trying to get the axles slid all the way back on a 20'. tri-axle to move a very heavy load. The damn things were frozen so under I went with a crowbar and that's when I found the wasp nest..I...
May 04 5:55pm @3.2.16 Another place that you could find nests was between the tandems on the chassis. I found that out the hard way...LOL
May 04 5:41pm @3.2.14 Yeah, the twist locks can hold wasps, bees and assorted critters...LOL
May 04 5:31pm @3.2.11 I loved working and living at the waterfront. Fresh fish in San Pedro coming right off the fishing boats. Great restaurants and made a damn good living as a longie. The ports of Los Angeles and...
May 04 5:12pm @3.2.8 I saw a couple of snakes when unloading the bananas, they were not poisonous. I never saw any snake that was poisonous. Although I heard the story many times, I think that is was the old urban...
May 04 4:43pm @3.2.6 One of the products that required fumigation is wood products. Some types were fumigated held for 48 hours than fumigated again.  Some required fumigation then unloaded for inspection to check for...
May 04 3:05pm @3.2.4 "..." Possibly. Depending on the country of origin of the container and the contents some containers are required to be fumigated.
Planning Official Fired For Saying We Should Let Pandemic Kill Older And Sick Individuals

Planning Official Fired For Saying We Should Let Pandemic Kill Older And Sick Individuals


Via: JohnRussell  •  10 comments  •  4 weeks ago
May 04 3:00pm @1.1.2 You don't have to go back to 1984, the Lt. Governor of Texas said much the same.  March 24th, 2020. Texas Lt. Governor: Old People Should Volunteer to Die to Save the Economy...
A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  80 comments  •  3 weeks ago
A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II "In light of your failure to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA, and thus to...
May 03 9:54pm @2 LOL
Leaked Western intel dossier reveals how China deceived the world about coronavirus

Leaked Western intel dossier reveals how China deceived the world about coronavirus


Via: Texan1211  •  144 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 02 11:04pm @5.1.17 In reality, 31,196 Chinese students entered Australia between mid-Feb and mid-March by complying with the requirements set up by the Australian government.  Foreign students contributed $34b...
Birds … NOT of a Feather … on CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY … Nevertheless, Flock Together

Birds … NOT of a Feather … on CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY … Nevertheless, Flock Together


By: A. Macarthur  •  63 comments  •  4 weeks ago
Northern Cardinal, Male © A. Mac/A.G. Little Blue Heron © A. Mac/A.G.
May 02 3:44pm @15.1.2 Look, up in the sky it's a bird, no it's a plane, No it's Evil Knevel Genius.  This landing is not going to be good. 
May 02 2:32pm @15.1 I want a photo of you whizzing along North Shore Dr.
May 02 2:14pm @13.2 Love the b&w.
Astronaut Jessica Meir's return to Earth has been far from ordinary

Astronaut Jessica Meir's return to Earth has been far from ordinary


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  2 comments  •  4 weeks ago
May 02 3:39pm @1 She probably wishes she was back in space.
To Be Tested, First Requires a Test!

To Be Tested, First Requires a Test!


By: Baron Creek  •  8 comments  •  4 weeks ago
Times have changed. I saw my ophthalmologist as scheduled. In this new age, I sat in the parking lot, called the office and waited. When I got the call, I put on my mask and entered the vestibule, where I had my temperature taken. About the only things missing were a metal detector, being wanded, patted down and a cavity search. But the trip to the hospital should be even more fun. I...
May 02 3:38pm @4 Nationwide doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are being laid off/terminated from a lack of patients. Hospitals are having financial problems (lack of patients) so you can expect your...
Comparing COVID-19 Deaths to Flu Deaths Is like Comparing Apples to Oranges

Comparing COVID-19 Deaths to Flu Deaths Is like Comparing Apples to Oranges


Via: Dignitatem Societatis  •  75 comments  •  4 weeks ago
May 01 10:07am @7.1.2 900 out of 2200 employees at the plant, a 40% infection rate.
May 01 8:03am @7 Breaking news. Nearly 900 workers at Tyson Foods plant in Indiana test positive for coronavirus David Aaro  5 hrs ago...
How to help clingy pets cope with your return to work amid pandemic

How to help clingy pets cope with your return to work amid pandemic


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  10 comments  •  4 weeks ago
May 01 9:57am @4 You're going to work, oh no tell me it isn't true. Who'll be with me all day then?