Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Southeastern Louisiana has reportedly lost about 2,000 square miles of land over the past 8 decades, and continues to drown in the Gulf of Mexico at the rate of about 1 football field per hour.

did-you-kno:

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reuterspictures:

Burning Man Festival
Scenes from this year’s Burning Man festival in Nevada.

Wouldn’t “Burning Ganja” be a more accurate name for this particular festival?

reuterspictures:

Burning Man Festival

Scenes from this year’s Burning Man festival in Nevada.

Wouldn’t “Burning Ganja” be a more accurate name for this particular festival?

They DO have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive. That’s because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering.

The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration. During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies. The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.

Ever since, President Obama’s quest for an alliance with Iran has been conducted through at least four channels: Iraq, Switzerland (the official U.S. representative to Tehran), Oman and a variety of American intermediaries, the most notable of whom is probably Valerie Jarrett, his closest adviser.

Michael Ledeen, "Latest Big Lie: ‘We Have No Strategy’"
Saturday, August 30, 2014
obamadawn:

'If you can get arrested for hunting and fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally…you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.' - Jeff Foxworthy

obamadawn:

'If you can get arrested for hunting and fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally…you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.' - Jeff Foxworthy

(Source: tldrwikipedia)

vincentvangogh-art:

Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass, 1888
Vincent van Gogh

vincentvangogh-art:

Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass, 1888

Vincent van Gogh

Friday, August 29, 2014
vincentvangogh-art:

Cafe Terrace, Place du Forum, Arles, 1888
Vincent Van Gogh

vincentvangogh-art:

Cafe Terrace, Place du Forum, Arles, 1888

Vincent Van Gogh

Thursday, August 28, 2014
mapsontheweb:

The Great Lakes Drainage Basin — with political boundaries overlaid, the watershed for each lake is in a different color

I am fascinated by this kind of stuff - back in 2008, purely by chance, I stumbled across an article at Wikipedia about the continental divide that runs through the Chicago suburbs just east of the Des Plaines River, and I spent several hours reading about it, resulting in this blog post.

mapsontheweb:

The Great Lakes Drainage Basin — with political boundaries overlaid, the watershed for each lake is in a different color

I am fascinated by this kind of stuff - back in 2008, purely by chance, I stumbled across an article at Wikipedia about the continental divide that runs through the Chicago suburbs just east of the Des Plaines River, and I spent several hours reading about it, resulting in this blog post.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Here’s your war on women … and children … and the fathers of those children … and the future … and society … and community ethics … 

Here’s your war on women … and children … and the fathers of those children … and the future … and society … and community ethics … 

(Source: cultureshift)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
vincentvangogh-art:

Apricot Trees in Blossom, 1888
Vincent van Gogh

vincentvangogh-art:

Apricot Trees in Blossom, 1888

Vincent van Gogh

needsmorekittens:

realgirlsliftheavy:

blondebarbells:

twotommyolivers:

Some context: entering this season, no woman had completed a televised course in either Japanese or American Ninja Warriors. I’d also argue that ANW’s qualifying courses are harder than any Stage 1 course on either.

Seriously, watch the entire thing.

Impressive, inspirational.. she kicks ass.

This may be the most impressive thing I’ve seen in a while. Great strength, great gymnastic ability.

Goddamn. Tiny badass.

This is pretty amazing. She is pretty amazing.

Common Core: Why It Isn’t the Solution Reformers are Searching For

(Source: youtube.com)

historicaltimes:

Muhammad Ali training in a pool at the Sir John Hotel in Miami, 1961 by Flip Schulke.

historicaltimes:

Muhammad Ali training in a pool at the Sir John Hotel in Miami, 1961 by Flip Schulke.