...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Although it is the largest overall living crocodilian and reptile, other crocodilians may have a proportionately longer skull, namely the gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) and the false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii), skull lengths in the latter have been verified up to 84 cm (33 in) (the largest crocodilian skull verified for a living species), although both of these thin-snouted species have less massive skulls and considerably less massive bodies than the saltwater crocodile. The teeth are also long, with the largest teeth (the fourth tooth from the front on the lower jaw) having been measured at up to 9 cm (3.5 in) in length. If detached from the body, the head of a very large male crocodile can reportedly weigh over 200 kg (440 lb) alone, including the large muscles and tendons at the base of the skull that lend the crocodile its massive biting strength.
|Saltwater crocodiles, even adults, can breach out of the water in upwards direction to capture food, although are most often seen to do so when enticed by bait as seen here.|
Monday, February 27, 2017
BG has discovered that he can play his music on his computer. He down loaded LALand and then found he has a lot of music on his computer.
Jon gave him some music also so he is going to explore that. He has over 300 CD's on his "machine" that he can also play.
Oh I will still vote...Just not going to worry any more. He was upset about the way things have gone...But with King, Grassley and Ernst as my so-called) representatives..he was not sleeping well.
So we can always sleep. BG likes to watch us sleep.
Then we had snow
It is nice. I don't like the rain so I sleep but we do like the snow. Until it melts and turns into mud.
The snow didn't last long but we watched it and then we played in it and sniffed it..
BG says the smells must be nice because we all went all over the yard all of the snow smells.
Then we came back in because Todd had to bark at someone.
BG doesn't like us to bark.
But we can always look at our window.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
"Were I to be the founder of a new sect, I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect."
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart
and love the questions themselves...
We must shift our allegiances from fear to curiosity, from attachment to letting go, from control to trust, and from entitlement to humility.
"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."
Being deeply loved gives you strength,
Loving deeply gives you courage.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
A marine biologist developed a race of genetically engineered dolphins that could live forever if they were fed a steady diet of seagulls.
One day, his supply of the birds ran out so he had to go out and trap some more. On the way back, he spied two lions asleep on the road. Afraid to wake them, he gingerly stepped over them.
Immediately, he was arrested and charged with -- transporting gulls across sedate lions for immortal porpoises.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
This is another of my collection of Nippon. I do not remember where I got this but I probably picked it up in a shop. I liked it because it reminded me of Egypt. I was there in 1976 and I particularly liked the boats. Here is a snippet from Wiki....
A felucca (Arabic: فلوكة) is a traditional wooden sailing boat used in protected waters of the Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean including
Malta, and particularly along the Nile in Egypt, Sudan, and also in Iraq. Its rig consists of one or two lateen sails.
They are usually able to board ten passengers and the crew consists of two or three people.