Daily Archives: June 8, 2016

Road Through the Redwoods… Michael Frye


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Road Through the Redwoods: Michael Frye

I included this image in my blog post yesterday, but thought I would post it here on Facebook as well. This is another photograph from last Thursday morning, when we had those beautiful sunbeams cutting through the fog. It was one of those rare times when everything seemed to come together, and the scene practically composed itself.

#landscapephotography  #redwoods   #redwoodnationalpark   #sunbeams  

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Amalfi at night www.panoramitalia.com Photo by Andy Lopusnak https://goo.gl/vy6ayw


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Amalfi at night
http://www.panoramitalia.com
Photo by Andy Lopusnak https://goo.gl/vy6ayw

From Erin Brockovich: “EPA has established health advisories for PFOA and PFOS based on the agency’s assessment of the latest peer-reviewed science to provide…


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With all of the controversy surrounding… who knew what when…. and who has the authority and responsibility to take action… I read, and re-read… and thought long and hard about the USEPA’s statement in their most recent Health Advisory for PFOA and PFOS.

I want to point out… the USEPA clearly recognizes that Drinking Water System Operators are first on the list of those with PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY! Not loud mouth, under-informed, politicians and bureaucrats.

“EPA has established health advisories for PFOA and PFOS based on the agency’s assessment of the latest peer-reviewed science to provide…

1.   drinking water system operators;

2.   and state,
3.   tribal,
4.   and local officials

…who have the for overseeing these systems, with information on the health risks of these chemicals, so they can take the appropriate actions to protect their residents. EPA is committed to supporting states and public water systems as they determine the appropriate steps to reduce exposure to PFOA and PFOS in drinking water. As science on health effects of these chemicals evolves, EPA will continue to evaluate new evidence.

Vt. governor signs bill to protect citizens from toxic chemicals after water crisis in North Bennington


http://news10.com/2016/06/01/gov-shumlin-saint-gobain-needs-to-pay-for-extended-municipal-water-line/

“Vermont Governor Shumlin takes jab at New York Governor Cuomo over his PFOA response”… yet in April 2006, the Champlain Water District, in Vermont, which serves 68,000 people in Chittenden County, began adding ammonia to the drinking water, creating chloramine, in order to sequester chemical reactions with dirt and organics. Almost immediately, water district customers complained about skin, digestive and breathing problems after using the water… So Mr. Governor… what do you have to say about that?

Toxic Chlormine related byproducts are 1,000 times MORE toxic than chlorine related byproducts… just unregulated like PFOA!

Cardinal ALEXANDRU TODEA 5 iunie 1912 – 22 mai 2002


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Cardinal ALEXANDRU TODEA
5 iunie 1912 – 22 mai 2002

“You have no power to fight me. I risk nothing because I have nothing to lose – not work, not money, not even my freedom.”
(to the Romanian comunist secret police in 1972)

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My Chakra Today no.3


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My Chakra Today no.2


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My Chakra Today no.1


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My birds on the wire today no.2


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My birds on the wire today no.1


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My pot with flowers today No.5


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Colorful Gost


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Firebird


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Red Moon


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Erin Brockovich Law Firm Investigating Contaminated Water in Montgomery County | NBC 10 Philadelphia


http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Erin-Brockovich-Law-Firm-Investigating-Contaminated-Water-Military-Horsham-Willow-Grove-NAS-PFOA-PFOS-382104591.html

O U T R A G E !!!  America 2016 and multiple communities across the nation are advised NOT TO DRINK THE WATER… WTF?

Well, here we ago again… I so hate the I told you so moments.

I have been fight for cleanup of PFOA and PFOS for years now. In early January I became activity involved with the drinking water contamination in Hoosick Falls, New York.

Finally after decades of denial, the USEPA released its health advisories May 25, 2016 for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS).

USEPA summarizes its assessment by observing: “PFOS accumulates to a high degree in humans and animals. It has an estimated half-life of 4 years in humans. It thus appears to combine Persistence, Bioaccumulation, and Toxicity properties to an extraordinary degree” (emphasis added).

PFOA is perfluorooctanoic acid, it is from DuPont’s Teflon
PFOS is perfluorooctane sulfonate, it is from 3M’s Scotch Guard

The lifetime health advisory for each compound is 0.07 μg/L. The advisory value is applicable to each compound individually or in combination. These values are substantially lower than the previously released provisional advisory levels of 0.2 and 0.4 μg/L respectively.

There are approximately 60 systems with observations above the health advisory values. EPA encourages systems with historical PFOA or PFOS observations above the advisory values to take additional samples to assess the level, scope and source of contamination to inform next steps. Systems with confirmed occurrence should contact their state primacy agencies.

We will soon be seeing hundreds of communities impacted.

BBC News: Punctuation protest against far right trolls on Twitter


Punctuation protest against far right trolls on Twitter – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-36470879

“Sonoran Sunset”


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“Sonoran Sunset”

Fraesfield Mountain Trailhead in the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy – Scottsdale, AZ.

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NY Assemblyman calls for Hoosick Falls water crisis investigation


http://news10.com/2016/06/03/ny-assemblyman-calls-for-hoosick-falls-water-crisis-investigation/

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Start here… 3M Corporation (Scotch Guard) and DuPont (Teflon). 

Documents have revealed that for four decades, 3M and DuPont  conducted secret medical studies on PFOA, revealing potential health problems in rats and rabbits as early as 1961.

In the early 1970s, DuPont discovered its factory workers had high levels of PFOA in their blood, but they didn’t tell the USEPA about it.

In 1981, 3M found that ingestion of PFOA resulted in birth defects in rats, after which DuPont tested the children of pregnant employees in their Teflon division. Two of the seven children had eye defects.

DuPont again chose not to share the information publicly. In 1984, DuPont became aware that PFOA was present in the local water supply.

By 1991, a water districts had PFOA levels that were three times higher than DuPont’s own internally established safety limit for drinking water, set at one part per billion (ppb). Still the company kept quiet.

The blatant violation of law continues…

CAPTION CALL! What can we say about this great blue heron’s posture at Oregon’s Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge


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CAPTION CALL! What can we say about this great blue heron’s posture at Oregon’s Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge (http://1.usa.gov/1SYXaYm). Please jot your clever captions below. We’ll pick a winner tomorrow. Photo by Jim Leonard

Nez Perce child. Oregon. 1890s.


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Nez Perce child. Oregon. 1890s.

Mono County waterfalls are gushing with water right now!


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Mono County waterfalls are gushing with water right now! This is what the waterfall into Big Virginia Lake looked like yesterday!

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«România se va ridica purificată din dezastru» Regina Maria a României


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«România se va ridica purificată din dezastru»
Regina Maria a României

“Regina Maria a fost principalul resort moral al rezistenţei cu orice preţ al rezistenţei până la capăt. Pe fotografia pe care mi-a trimis-o de ziua numelui meu, stă scrisă această convingere absolut mistică, în faptul că «România se va ridica purificată din dezastru». Acest sens nu îl regăseai la nimeni din cei care aveau un rost în sforţările pentru a reface ceea ce aşa de răsunător fusese pierdut”.
Nicolae Iorga

Mulţumim doamnei Ştefania Dinu pentru această postare.
Foto: Biblioteca Academiei Române

This pink iceberg is the result of algae which is growing in the ice…


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Iceberg: this pink iceberg is the result of algae which is growing in the ice and has been effected by the UV rays which results in the algae producing this reddish pink color.

Bucket list moment! Maldives.


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Bucket list moment! Maldives.

Today’s featured article: Paul McCartney (b. 1942)


Today’s featured article:

Paul McCartney in 2010
Paul McCartney (b. 1942) is an English singer-songwriter and composer. Along with John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he was a member of the Beatles, a 1960s rock band that became the top-selling band of all time, and one of the most critically acclaimed. His Beatles song “Yesterday” has been covered by over 2,200 artists, more than any other copyrighted song in history. After the band’s break-up, he pursued a solo career and formed Wings with Denny Laine and Linda McCartney, his first wife. Wings’ 1977 release “Mull of Kintyre” is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist) and a 21-time Grammy Award winner, McCartney has written or co-written 32 number one Billboard Hot 100 songs. He has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music. He has supported international charities promoting animal rights, land mine removal, vegetarianism, poverty reduction, and music education. He was knighted for his contributions to music in 1997. (Full article…)

Biserica „Schitul Maicilor” din București.


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”Foaie verde dai cu banu’ și apare termopanu’ !!!

Biserica „Schitul Maicilor” din București.
A scăpat cu greu de demolare, pe vremea lui Ceaușescu, dar cei de la Mănăstirea Antim, de care aparține acum, și-au zis că nu ar fi rău să-i dea un aer “modern”…Ce atâta brâncovenesc !!!

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My pot with flowers today No.3


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My pot with flowers today No.2


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Ice plant


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My pot with flowers today No.2


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My pot with flowers today No.1


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My Duck today No.2


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My Duck today No.1


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