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Dog Tags for Children

Until today, I had forgotten about our dog tags, issued in elementary school. I was in second grade when I received mine, though it was then 1959. But I was on the east coast of Florida, the Cuban Exodus was on, and in 1959 Zapata Oil was founded. So odd that the Bay of Pigs borders the Zapata Peninsula.

I found an article in 1951 when dog tags were first issued to 200,000 children in New York City.

Fracking? Alaska volcano lava dome forms, alert level raised

Don’t kid yourself, the distance between the problem (fracking) and the symptom (major hquake volcano, etc.) may not mean all that much when you are dealing with plates.

Walker rips off the Zoo – Obama kills Wolves: Walker spoils the land with Mining – Obama allows fracking, logging virgin Pacific NW Rainforest, etc.

Walker goes for Health Savings Accounts – Obama implements Obama Health Insurance Care.

House GOP seeks to bar the use of welfare funds at strip clubs

.A bill that GOP leaders are bringing to the House floor Wednesday would require states to prevent welfare recipients from accessing or spending their benefits at strip clubs, casinos and liquor stores.

green 960 versus RT

In SF They killed green 960 , I got rid of comcast cable...too greedy...got a roku box and here you are on Russian TV...So Happy to find you there , you dear socialist friend, Putin's Heroic figure of the progressive radio, Are you on RT every night 7PM TO 8PM? what is the schedule. meantime back in the radio world, back to public radio and changes into a ROKU in the evening ...sounds Russian anyway.

Sometimes a picture is worth more than a 1000 talking points

Elizabeth Eckford goes to school

An interesting image from 1911... "Trickle-Down" economics aren't anything new.

Below is an image that I found while surfing around the internet one day. It's an astonishingly accurate portrayal of how things are now. Although, you would have to (for the most part) replace the "We Fool You" clerics in the poster with the "We Fool You" media of our times. Enjoy.

Environment: Obama apparently on course to approve$$$ use of Bald Eagle feathers for toilet paper.

The WORST custodian of the People's Commons EVER

Obama needs to direct Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to DENY Idaho’s request for federal resources$$$ to carry out the Lolo aerial wolf cull.

What is the matter with these people!?!? What’s next? Are we going to start using Bald Eagles feathers for Toilet paper because it would earn Obama a campaign donation?!

Lipitor President

These people complaining about feeding hungry people for $6/day (food stamps) are probably obtaining their $3/day lipitor from medicare and not screaming to get high cholesterol people off the public system.

It is always the other guy.

A Dam Job

A Dam Job by leighmf, on containment of the Colorado River

When times grew tough
we fried our Spam.
Government ordered up a Dam.
Aetna vowed, "We'll post the Bond-
though you'll need Big Bucks to respond."
And on all the Earth, Middle Earth, and Hell,
no one did- except Bechtel.

Young Republican tempted Jesus (Luke 10:25-37)

Luke 10: 25-37 - And, behold, a Young Republican tempted Jesus, saying,Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Jesus said unto him,
What is written in the law? how readest thou?

And the Young Republican answering said,
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,
and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; (Deut. 6.5)

The Big Lie of “The Dangerous Book for Boys”

What are little boys made of?
Snakes and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of.

What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice
And everything nice,
That's what little girls are made of.

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What happens in a musician's brain when they play a song?

Let's get geeky on music. Ever wonder what's happening in a musician's brain when they're actually playing a song?

What about when a musician starts improvising - starts playing music directly "off the cuff"?