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new ;) 29 April 2012

Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, South America.

Snowy egrets (Egretta thula) and great herons (Ardea alba) at Birds Island in the Suchitlan Lake, near the town of Suchitoto, El Salvador. The artificial lake, formed by the Cerron Grande dam, is a natural shelter for wildlife  |  Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images

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Blue 25 April 2012

Posted by marisacat in Divertissements.

Northern pintail ducks flock to the wetlands of the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge during their migrations in southern Oregon. | USFW/Reuters

Clap clap clap 18 April 2012

Posted by marisacat in Border Issues.

Pyongyang, North Korea: Performers sit beneath a screen showing images of leader Kim Jong-un at a theatre during celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il-sung | Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Plaudit for the dauphin. Or whatever he is now.  Leader Inheritor?  Something like that.

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No need… 15 April 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Culture of Death, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Total fucking lunatics.

Turbaco, Colombia: A donkey foal is dressed as the mascot of the US Democrats to welcome Barack Obama to the VI America’s Summit to be held in nearby Cartagena | Joaquin Sarmiento /Reuters

No need to comment, really.  Why make even a lame ‘jackass’ joke and insult the donkeys, mules, asses and so forth of the world.

I had nearly given up on finding a pic tonight, when this appeared in a gallery of the current 24 hour cycle at the Guardian.

We are blessed!  And it shows.

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Orange 11 April 2012

Posted by marisacat in Europe, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.

Brussels, Belgium: A pedestrian crosses a street painted yellow near Madou metro station. The street around the station will be transformed into a pedestrian area | Francois Lenoir/Reuters

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Flight 7 April 2012

Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, WAR!.

A ladybird in flight | Jeff Horner/AP

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Shootings here, shootings there, shootings seemingly everywhere… more to come, no question. I landed on this quote riding at the top of an article at Cpunch:

Founded and preserved by acts of aggression, characterized by a continuing tradition of self-righteous violence against suspected subversion and by a vigorous sense of personal freedom, usually involving the widespread possession of firearms, the United States has evidenced a unique tolerance for homicide.

-David Brion Davis Homicide in American Fiction 1798-1860

Floating 4 April 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Occupy Wall Street, Total fucking lunatics.

Hainan, China: A man takes a dip in a river in Qionghai | Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

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Of course, the news around here led off, after Arlington and points south and east of Dallas, with the Yahoo lay offs (2,000 – with notices coming today).

And, what was right next?

Pay is going up on Wall St.

They’re cheering I am sure as the rest of the nation, or much of it, just slogs on.

Land Day 1 April 2012

Posted by marisacat in Israel/AIPAC, Total fucking lunatics, WAR!.

Israeli border police officers use pepper spray as they detain an injured Palestinian protester outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem | Ammar Awad/Reuters

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