Thank you Elle-Ba for this eye-opening piece of "today's state of evolution" !
Thank you Elle-Ba for this eye-opening piece of "today's state of evolution" !
Both of the links given are rich sources of true information by truthful authors with high morals and ethics!
By David Swanson - Guest Writer in OrwellsDreams Blog
- Through WarIsACrime.Org - and to all humanity war is a crime. To God? Of course! To an Atheist? Only Heaven knows!
From the page and my soul of knowledge, stating this is simple piece, but all of it is true:
"Andrew Bacevich's new book, "Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War, "is a good summary of the past 65 years" worth of war thinking in Washington, D.C. "Prior to World War II," he writes,"Americans by and large viewed military power and institutions with skepticism, if not outright hostility. In the wake of World War II, that changed. An affinity for military might emerged as central to the American identity." For the past 65 years or so, Bacevich writes, these beliefs have been Washington's "sacred trinity":
"An abiding conviction that the minimum essentials of international peace and order require the United States to maintain a global military presence, to configure its forces for global power projection, and to counter existing or anticipated threats by relying on a policy of global interventionism."
The people putting this expansion of Manifest Destiny into practice, Bacevich writes, have not fundamentally been presidents, as everyone believes, much less Congress, as the Constitution would have had it. "Pretending to the role of Decider, a president all too often becomes little more than the medium through which power is exercised."
Bacevich highlights the roles of two men in establishing structures of war power, Allen Dulles at the CIA and Curtis LeMay at Strategic Air Command. They established the power, for themselves and their successors, respectively, to do anything at all in secret, and to determine nuclear weapons policies. And they established the practice of lying about Soviet military threats as a means toward escalating the already dominant U.S. military.
Bacevich describes President John Kennedy as taking some of these powers into the White House. "The methods devised by Allen Dulles and the methods perfected by Curtis LeMay worked in tandem to create an aura of secrecy, prestige, and power that now allowed presidents to assert and exercise quasi-imperial prerogatives." And Bacevich points to LeMay's public descent from revered wise man to dangerous buffoon as illustrative of the damage the Vietnam War did to Washington's rules, damage that did not last long at all.
"Failure in Vietnam seemingly left the Washington rules in tatters," writes Bacevich. "That within five years of Saigon's fall they were well on their way to reconstitution qualifies as remarkable. That within another decade the American credo and sacred trinity had been fully restored deserves to be seen as astonishing."
Luigi Parisi Photography: Gallery B&W / Infrared ... Most from Sicily
*Black Time*, originally colorful, used fotoshop IR filterset instead of
direct to film, notable est! Direct could be impossible, anyways ...
*Alcantara's Valley* at night, the moon, wind, riwer flow - perfect timing.
*My Sweet Sicily* Take Two and "infrared-grayscale inverted" day to night :)
Oh how beautiful - ty my friend http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/umruppala/ for this.
Is there anything more adorable than innocence, seen on these
eyes of the God's Best Creation - they are us, when the world
had not yet spoiled the sinless picture in these faces,
it makes me remember - about bad things too, but i'm optimistic
and have forgiven to those, who have done wrong to me ...
(Yes i live in Christ, but not in Religion - they are opposites!)
This is like me, when i was very young (i have few pics left)
Little Ballerina - how sweet :P
Such a lovely blog, aesthetic, sensual and fresh at the same
time. I like all too many things in here to tell in one review,
so i encourage each of you to come and see yourselves :)
(+i want to be this Angel in this sampled sweet photo ...)
From the page: Google Help Center
A Note to Google Users on Net Neutrality:
The Internet as we know it is facing a serious threat.
There's a debate heating up in Washington, DC on something
called "net neutrality" - and it's a debate that's so important
Google is asking you to get involved. We're asking you
to take action to protect Internet freedom.
In the next few days, the House of Representatives is going to
vote on a bill that would fundamentally alter the Internet.
That bill, and one that may come up for a key vote in the
Senate in the next few weeks, would give the big phone and
cable companies the power to pick and choose what you
will be able to see and do on the Internet.
Today the Internet is an information highway where
anybody - no matter how large or small, how traditional or
unconventional - has equal access. But the phone and cable
monopolies, who control almost all Internet access, want the
power to choose who gets access to high-speed lanes and
whose content gets seen first and fastest. They want
to build a two-tiered system and block the on-ramps
for those who can't pay.
Creativity, innovation and a free and open marketplace are all
at stake in this fight. Please call your representative
(202-224-3121) and let your voice be heard.
Thanks for your time, your concern and your support.
I know i cannot do much from Finland, this is starting
from US of A and similar goals has been around the world,
even in Australia, the largest country of True freedom.
This far (as with this one, 14 months ago) people have won
by fighting back, because freedom is one of the most powerful
yet still one of the most undefined words of today's world.
The American Freedom (and Dream) ended slowly within the
times of 'holy Bush', as he was also the one to start the
'War against terrorism' inside The Internet.
(Organized terrorism is Not existing at all)
The brainwashed governmentally controlled political
'Church of Satan', whose members are set to call themselves
as 'Newborn Christians', without knowing they are actually
turned to be Jews, teachings of Torah (the Law), also known
to us with the name of Old Testament (a subset of Torah),
where there is no God, only bunch of Lords from the space,
who have always been around the 'Rich and the Powerful'
(read the Kings or Riches of Abraham), and they only promised
them a 'Rose-Garden', never a place in the Heaven as Jesus did!
So these people, Popes masses, big companies and Masons are now
building the NWO (New World Order) - Sin, Control and Fear are
the Power-Words and these are The Acts, this is one of the
thousands and counting while i type. This is the truth, i never
give or accept opinions or isms, only what the True Holy Spirit
has told and i have verified them later from the Net, books and
prayers with the One and only True God.
Wisdom always stands before knowledge!
"The WORLD as we know it is facing a serious threat.",
so please dems and others, don't vote empty or CTHULHU,
because the Rich, all of them Will Vote this year!
Also know that Religion is the opposite of God's Love as
you have seen throughout the history, repeating this
eye-of-an-eye tactics, breaking the law of Love, that
way allowing religious people to 'Break Every Rule'!
Patriotism is their motivator, the worst
and for sure not The Gods Will!
This is Not a political review, it's about our Future
over this Blue Planet, don't let the (D)Evil win!
As i said, i can also water the flowers - my natural way of
doing it? Not exactly, but i may want to try one day soon :)
Have to watch my legs next time when petting my dog! Those
paparazzi's - you never know when they attack and shoot :)
I've seen the origin of upper picture and it's one inch
taller actually, so you have to think, what it might show :p
Anyways this is my tribute to legs, the (second?) most
watched pair of women body-parts, i have both still ok!
One more - i wanted to be a teacher when i was a kid ...
(i'm not a blondie though - do they still give apples? :))
from the page:
Powerful words by Carl Sagan
If you look carefully at the NASA photo below, you will see a
little white dot. This minute speck is Earth seen from the
Voyager 1 'spacecraft' as it exits the solar system, nearly
four billion miles away. The photo was taken back in 1990.
"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us.
On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever
heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.
The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident
religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter
and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and
destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every
young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child,
inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt
politician, every 'superstar', every 'supreme leader', every
saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there
on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."
"The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think
of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and
emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the
momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless
cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel
on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner,
how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to
kill one another, how fervent their hatreds."
"Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion
that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are
challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely
speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity,
in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come
from elsewhere to save us from ourselves."
"The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life.
There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which
our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it
or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand."
"It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-
building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration
of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our
tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal
more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the
pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."
I don't have much to add, but this:
Please, thy shalt know Peace, thy shalt learn to Love, learn to
find Wisdom, thy shalt know God, believe to the invisible as you
already do believe. You believe in Holy Electron in the
micro-cosmos, the never seen tiny thingy, that should exist
in it's 'Holy Spin', have you seen it, anyone? No you haven't,
but you believe in it as you believe in God! So do i, both!
Almost as small to compare is this tiny spot yet so near in our
space, only "4 billion miles", that's Nothing compared to the
vision of 1000's mega-parceks, Billions Light-Years as
giga-parsecs - and yet we believe all objects, their sizes,
distances, the blue and red Doppler Effect in this curving
time-space continuousness once created in a Big Bang, Grand Slam
or ... God's way to start it, maybe 1000's of these 'universes'
in the same time, just something More to ponder over
Carl Sagan's already very humble settings to us!
Thank you for the most beautiful roses from your own garden,
Anatoly - i appreciate them lot as i like your wonderful pages.
These natures great gems i just had to snap also, so 'wundawahl' :)
Named now Green River -more of my fav music, CCR & John Fogerty!
Title: "Mother" - From the page:
"I'll let the pictures speak for themselves."
So will i, one can just starr and wonder the beauty of
motherhood in the nature, both moms and the babies, Aww!
Spilling water, laughing together - Best part of Hippo family-life :)
Photographer Katarina Sokolova and her eye for terrific beauty,
catching glamour, models and dressing with true A+ quality!
It's impressing how this section can stay respective for pure
woman beauty and has no direction towards nudity and 'such' :)
Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)
Umruppala has a stunning photoblog with the most beautiful
sceneries, sunsets, seascapes and ... you have to come and see
yourself. I just noticed, that my English superlatives ended :)
From the page: "I started my journey into serious portraiture photography
with Krystal and I feel it is time I go back to her for some inspiration.
Krystal never disappoints and I got what I reached out for. Thank you Krystal.
Here are some of the images I managed to capture of her in her many forms.
Your inputs will be much appreciated. Thanks."
I agree: Krystal is very flexible and beautiful model. Inspiring and sensual !
Ahh - Beautiful colors, perfect model position and angle.
This photographer has something more than 'teh average' :P
This take is named *Unsure*, again without the name i could
imagine some other feelings also - as Shy, Surpriced, eg ...
Finally: *Pink with Umbrella* shines details of second photo with near zoom.
Pictures of China taken through high dynamic range camera.
Wonderful gallery full of Chinas awesome photography,
thank you my new friend kb-ganesh for this site!
"Yulong Mountain Sunset at Yunnan, China
(5500meters)Tiger Leaping Gorge Trek"
"Sunrise over the Black Dragon Pool - Lijiang, China
Yulong Mountain (5500m) can be seen in the background."
"Last light in Jiuzhaigou Valley - Sichuan, China"
Your Blog is one of the best containers of awesome and divine beauty
up to tasteful sensuality, yet again back to ground with nature and
variety photography, poetry, thoughts and wisdom. A++ :)
Beautiful blog by a Lady who has an eye for art in photos, beauty
and a lot of variety, (with humor for Mason Antdav in her own review ;)
*Beautiful Dreamer* - we women can show something, that men
can only dream ... sometimes we make their dreams come true, if
they behave nice with us, the gift will still be mutual, because...
( you know the rest without explanations or marks, don't you? )
Thank you my friend weepingbeauty for sending me this :)
Same portfolio, as a contrast: *The Eyes*, how beautiful B&W Photo.
Thanks and ｩ Anna Koudella Photography, Beauty and Portraits.