Daily Archives: July 17, 2012

Of yachts and surfboards: the Miracle of Water (photos taken from the Pier in Huntington Beach)


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At the Beach: Huntington Beach by the Pier


Life is everywhere: Anaheim Bay


I like to take pictures from this bridge over the Anaheim Bay, on Pacific Coast Hwy 

Black water fowl, average length, fire engine red bill, with red eyes: Answer to the name:…….


Black water fowl, average length, fire engine red bill, with red eyes: Answer to the name:.......

Black water fowl, average length, fire engine red bill, with red eyes: Answer to the name: Haematopodidae Bachmani

Help please, should you know the name of this bird: Habitat Anaheim Bay in Seal Beach. There was another identical one, an dthey were together. They have a clear high tone, about a second long shriek, without modulation (monotone). About he size of a raven. No I did not lost them: I found them!

Ok,  Blogosphere, I found it: “Black Oystercatcher American Water Bird Black Feathers Red Beak Haematopodidae Bachmani American Bird”

A good resource, I find now is    Here…

Back from the Movies: Unkle – Every Single Prayer (feat. Gavin Clark) (soundtrack of “The Caller”)


[you

Will you count to three,
Write yourself a day,
Catch every single spark?
There’s tracks inside my head
Will you find it there?
You believe?
You swear?
Will the beads around your wrist,
Capture every single prayer?
CHORUS: There’s no more,
No more to save now, there’s no more(x2)
But an image of ourselves
Don’t let me (ever) go
Don’t let me down you know
I’ll never come again(x2 or x4)
Will you grinch your teeth,
See what lies beneath?
Number every single hair,
And every word I speak?
CHORUS

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

The Caller


Theatrical Poster
Directed by Matthew Parkhill
Produced by Amina Dasmal
Robin C. Fox
Piers Tempest
Luillo Ruiz
The Pimienta Film Company[1]
Written by Sergio Casci
Starring Rachelle Lefevre
Stephen Moyer
Distributed by Bankside Films
Release date(s)
Running time 92 minutes
Country Puerto Rico
Language English

The Caller is a supernatural thriller directed by Matthew Parkhill and written by Sergio Casci, starring Rachelle LefevreStephen Moyer andLorna Raver. The movie was filmed entirely in Puerto Rico. The Gala Premiere of the movie was on August 23, 2011 at Metro Cinema in Puerto Rico.[2]         More…

Time For a Maximum Wage (from Huffpost Politics via Ralph Nader)


Time For a Maximum Wage (from HuffPost Politics via Ralph Nader)

Time For a Maximum Wage (from HuffPost Politics via Ralph Nader)
(Click picture to access story)

There is no state in the union where someone working a minimum-wage job for 40 hours a week, or $15,080 a year, can afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market value.

At the opposite end of the financial spectrum, Mitt Romney made $15,080 every 6 hours in 2010, a year in which he grossed more than $21 million in income. It would take a minimum wage worker 1,436 years and 10 months to make what Mitt Romney made in 2010.

 

FDA: BPA No Longer Allowed in Baby Bottles (from ABC & Daily News)


FDA: BPA No Longer Allowed in Baby Bottles (from ABC & Daily News)

FDA: BPA No Longer Allowed in Baby Bottles (from ABC & Daily News) (click to read more)

The federal government announced Tuesday that baby bottles and sippy cups can no longer contain the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA.

Spying on Scientists: How the FDA Monitored Whistleblowers Who Raised Concerns over Radiation (from Democracy Now)


Spying on Scientists: How the FDA Monitored Whistleblowers Who Raised Concerns over Radiation

Spying on Scientists: How the FDA Monitored Whistleblowers Who Raised Concerns over Radiation  (click to access this story)

The Food and Drug Administration has been found to have launched a massive surveillance campaign targeting its own scientists for writing letters to journalists, members of Congress and President Obama. The scientists were expressing their concern over the FDA’s approval of medical imaging devices for colonoscopies and mammograms that could endanger patients with high levels of radiation. The covert spying operation led the agency to monitor the scientists’ computers at work and at home, copying emails and thumb drives and even monitoring individual messages line by line as they were being composed in real time. The agency also created an enemies list. We’re joined by the FDA whistleblowers’ attorney, Stephen Kohn, executive director of the National Whistleblowers Center. “For the first time, we now have a glimpse into what domestic surveillance of whistleblowers looks like in this country with the modern technological developments,” Kohn says. “The agency [sought] to destroy the reputation of these whistleblowers forever.”


messages in bottles, come in many ways: what a glorious idea to claim a 3D apace for a aerial (suspended) garden.

henriettashippo

I love decorating with new and different things. I like the idea of using bottles or glass vases.

 I have a long heavy glass vase that flowers came in, I put candy on my table filling it with M & M’s or little candy bars. I found these glass containers at the market when shopping for Henrietta’s Hippo.  The design and  delicacy appeals to me.  I don’t drink anymore, so I would use them for flowers but they  would make great wine decanters for one glass.

I really like the idea of having a side table in the entry way under a great mirror with different sizes and shapes of bottles.

Remember the depression glass? My Mom had some of the colored depression glass bottles named such because it was cheap glass to produce during the depression. Using bottles is a inexpensive way to make your house whimsical and warm.

Another way to utilize bottles is to go…

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Twilight of the Elites: Chris Hayes on How the Powerful Rig the System, From Penn State to Wall St.


Twilight of the Elites: Chris Hayes on How the Powerful Rig the System, From Penn State to Wall St. (from Democracy Now)

Twilight of the Elites: Chris Hayes on How the Powerful Rig the System, From Penn State to Wall St. (from Democracy Now)   (click on th epicture to access and watch the video)

From Democracy Now: “Amidst a series of recent scandals that have rocked the global banking system, journalist Chris Hayes joins us to discuss his new book, “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy.” The book examines how Wall Street and other major institutions — from Congress to the Catholic Church to Major League Baseball — have been crippled by corruption and incompetence. Hayes is host of the MSNBC weekend show, “Up with Chris Hayes,” and is editor-at-large of The Nation magazine. “One of the most insidious aspect of the current distribution of resources in this country, the current inequality we have, isn’t just that it is bad for people in the bottom of the social pyramid, but that it makes people at the top worse,” Hayes says. “It conditions them to be incompetent and corrupt.”

Wookey Hole Caves – If you enjoy speleology…


Wookey Hole Caves

The Wookey Hole Caves of Southwest England have been visited by humans for some 50,000 years for uses ranging from shelter and burial to aging cheddar cheese. They were not extensively explored until the past century, however, because most of the passages are underwater. Archeologists have since discovered Iron-Age artifacts and evidence of a Romano-British cemetery there. One well-known feature of the caves is the Witch of Wookey Hole, a rock formation supposedly explained by what local legend? More… Discuss

Today’s Quotation: Washington Irving (1783-1859) – the nostalgia of friendship afar in time and space


 

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.

Washington Irving (1783-1859) Discuss

This day in History: “Wrong Way” Corrigan Flies from New York to Ireland (1938)


“Wrong Way” Corrigan Flies from New York to Ireland (1938)

In 1938, American aviator Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan made his infamous, unauthorized transatlantic flight from New York to Ireland. He claimed that during a planned flight to California, foggy conditions and a misread compass made him fly thousands of miles in the wrong direction without noticing. In the years leading up to his “navigational error,” he had applied several times for permission to make the transoceanic trip, but was always rejected. How was he punished for his actions? More… Discuss

Eyes Unreliable Indicator of Truth and Lies (no wonder they’re called a window to the soul)


Eyes Unreliable Indicator of Truth and Lies

The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but it appears that they are of limited value when it comes to figuring out whether someone is lying. Proponents of Neuro-Linguistic Programming claim that certain eye movements—specifically, looking up and to the right—when speaking indicate deception. The theory is that when people visualize a remembered event, their eyes move in a different direction than when they are visualizing a constructed, or imagined, event. However, researchers recorded and analyzed the eye movements of volunteers who were asked to either tell the truth or lie and found no evidence to support this theory. More… Discuss