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Another day when there is no God

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2015 09:52 pm
I understood it to be an alligator.
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thack45
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2015 09:55 pm
@edgarblythe,
I took a ton of phone pics when we stayed in Kāhala on Oahu last year. This is one of my favorites

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb190/tint45/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-09-25%2008.00.58.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2015 10:07 pm
I've been in Pearl Harbor, during my Navy stint. That's the extent of my travels there. Beautiful picture.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2015 10:15 pm
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__ZRjDTujoEo/TAR7emX93YI/AAAAAAAABzk/Ebwaw0D0Em8/s800/Postcard-Toronto-From-the-Bay-1907.jpg

1907/08 postcard

http://images.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca/details.asp?ID=1358
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2015 10:15 pm
@FBM,
Sigh.
My business partner, a woman much unlike me, was a dobie person.
She was and is, unlike me, exceedingly tuned to animals. I like them, as anyone here knows, but I'm from west Los Angeles. She did rodeo, knows the animals, is into horses, and so on.

Whatever, she and I shared design sense over many years.

Her sister raises dobies. If there is a neg to them, they are too nice, last I understood.

Sue once pulled over her truck when some clown in front of her on the 605 threw a dog out.
That was Rojo. She got him into her truck and got his hip fixed sometime later.
Rojo was always chary but knew the crew.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2015 10:28 pm
I once had a detective inlaw that kept a pack of trained dobermans. I forget how many. Perhaps five or six. They had a way of milling in front of me that kept me nervous. Once, I was asked to get something from the garage. When it became obvious the dogs were going with me, I had the owner's wife get them. I did not trust my chances being alone with them. But I have known some great dobermans, too. A sister in law had one, named BJ. I would like to have had him. When I would come in and sit on the couch, he would mimic a human sitting on the cushion next to me. So mellow. When he got old and tending to being sick, he wandered on a railroad track and was run over.
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FBM
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2015 10:50 pm
"My" sweetie, 명자:

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb192/DinahFyre/20150601_195644.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jun, 2015 11:54 pm
@FBM,
Love face...

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jun, 2015 07:54 am
Odd how, when conditions were ripe for humans to become a distinctive species, they were apparently not that distinctive at all. Seems there were numbers of variations on the theme for a long time and in the end, sapiens prevailed. I am endlessly fascinated that the information we find can give so much information, filling in gaps while raising other questions to be explored.
thack45
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jun, 2015 08:28 am
@edgarblythe,
Thanks Edgar. It's so beautiful there, every pic looks like a postcard. I need to see stuff like that more often; it's so easy for me to forget about the truly wondrous world all around us when getting too raveled in the minutia–something I do enjoy.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jun, 2015 08:40 am
@ehBeth,
I have always wanted to see Toronto.
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thack45
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jun, 2015 09:01 am
@edgarblythe,
Your comment made me think of something I had once seen or read about the probability of life forming (abiogenesis). Not exactly related, but another interesting avenue. Unfortunately, it's difficult to find much on the subject without running in to sites with overt evolution or creationism agendas. But mixed in all, this is a good read http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2011/10/18/141455579/what-story-does-earth-s-life-tell-about-et.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jun, 2015 09:39 am
@thack45,
Hard to tell based on one single case. Also, the article you linked to is based on the hypothesis that life started around -3.8 bl years, but it may well be older. It would seem that some primitive form of photosynthesis was already at work at that time. Such a complex process as photosynthesis must have taken some time to evolve.

Indeed, all this is pretty conjectural, but fascinating.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21729055.100-rusty-rocks-reveal-ancient-origin-of-photosynthesis.html#.VXMPK89Vikq
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jun, 2015 10:57 am
There is still too much research needed for the very earliest stages leading to evolution. But I think some of the outlines they are coming up with are on the right or nearly right track.
thack45
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jun, 2015 08:28 pm

http://spyhollywood.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2014-manhattanhenge.jpg

Something called Manhattanhenge. http://spyhollywood.com/manhattanhenge/
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 6 Jun, 2015 09:13 pm
@thack45,
https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/11393063_10206548110119058_7247552406598429307_n.jpg?oh=fe19fcb63c85ac36bc44403970f6e674&oe=55FBD34C
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jun, 2015 10:37 am
Beam me up, Scotty.
thack45
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jun, 2015 11:15 am
The nefarious weed tubers, undoubtedly conceived and implemented by the bad dog, have nearly been defeated. Temptations of chemical warfare resisted, the battle was grueling and bitterly fought, and I shall have reminders of it for days to come.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jun, 2015 11:21 am
I would lend you my light saber, but the blade is bent and the batteries need charging.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jun, 2015 11:23 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

Beam me up, Scotty.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSuk8KK_FCsjQTwRPlgxHm4UwxpBGgkv5ENk1x7z8TI_144DmV6tpRmvDGT
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