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Now retired and living on Kaua'i. :)

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The Dictator Putin's Trumped up Charges.. but go ahead.. defend that rwinger homophobic, internet ..

suppressing *******.

Putin ramps up Internet censorship, citing Google and Snowden to ensure public support

"On March 13, a half-dozen highly trafficked opposition blogs and indie media outlets were suddenly blocked within Russia. The websites — including the highly respected Ekho Moskvy radio station and the blog of popular nationalist opposition politician, Alexei Navalny — received no notice of the impeding cutoff.

There was no court order, no trial, not even a public hearing. But there’s no doubt the move was official: Roskomnadzor, Russia’s mass media and telecommunications regulator, very publicly announced it in a directive to Russian ISPs, explaining that access to these websites must be blocked for extremism and for encouraging people to attend unsanctioned protests — in this case, against Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

This new formal power to unilaterally block access to any website comes via a brand new Internet censorship law that went into effect on February 1, 2014. It’s called the “Law of Lugovoi” — named after its author, State Duma Deputy Andrei Lugovoi, a scary ex-FSB officer-turned-Duma deputy who is better known as the prime suspect in the 2007 polonium assassination of Alexander Litvinenko in London.


Love your

sig line, treestar.. I almost posted that pic for an OP in the BOG at one point in history.. oh, yeah.. the Midterms..

Massachusetts Travel Ban Sign on Tobin Bridge!

WCVB Channel 5 Live Wire Boston


Stay safe, ya'll!

Yes, but not as high as Bill Clinton's!


With all the brainwashed hate one sees online.. regurgitated stupid stuff about Pres Obama .. I'll take Obama's well earned 50%, she!


Pres Obama is at it again in India~Modi Shifts on Climate Change With India Renewables Goal

pic http://theobamadiary.com/2015/01/25/a-tweet-or-two-218/


Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is ready to expand its use of renewable energy as a way to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, a signal that his government is moving toward joining an international deal on global warming.

After a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in New Delhi, the prime minister said that his nation along with all others has an obligation to act on reducing the fossil-fuel emissions blamed for damaging the climate

The remarks represent a shift in India’s tone on global warming. It previously emphasized the historical responsibility of industrial nations for creating the problem, and the Indian government has been ambiguous about whether it will adopt domestic targets for reducing greenhouse gases. Modi’s comments suggest he’s ready to work with Obama on a deal in Paris in December that would for the first time require all nations, rich and poor alike, to restrain emissions.


India is the world’s third biggest polluting nation behind China and the U.S., making Modi’s participation in the United Nations climate deal crucial. In November, Obama reached a landmark agreement with President Xi Jinping designed to bring China into a system limiting emissions


I was looking to see if this was on DU before I posted it.. thank you, G_j.. Thanks Obama!

TheObamaDiary.com @TheObamaDiary
President Obama to seek wilderness designation for 12 million acres of Alaska refuge
11:01 AM - 25 Jan 2015 59 Retweets 32 favorites


Oh wow.. those beat my trees on Kauai upthread, mackeral.. mahalo! :)

Adore Trees.. Especially old ones.. Mahalo, mfcorey!

The Sentinels of St. Edwards. Stow-on-the-Wold, England, 2005.
Planted sometime in the 18th century, these two yews are probably survivors of a celebrated, formal avenue that led to the door of the church.

Here's the Tunnel of Trees on our Island.. not as ancient as yours but interesting.. especially since they came back after they got wiped out in Hurricanes Iwa in 1982 and Iniki on 9/11/92!

Historic, picturesque and inspiring all-in-one, the Tunnel of Trees on Kauai leads the way along Highway 520 to Poipu Beach. Tall eucalyptus trees line Maluhia Road near Koloa, creating a dense, green corridor toward South Shore Kauai. In 1992, when Hurricane Iniki hit Kauai and the rest of Hawaii, the canopy of the Tunnel of Trees was damaged. Today, the trees have once again flourished and create a complete tunnel with closed top.

Over a century ago, Scottish businessman and cattle rancher Walter Duncan McBryde donated over 500 eucalyptus trees from his estate for the beautification of Maluhia Road. McBryde co-founded the McBryde Sugar Company, managed the Kauai Pineapple Company, and also donated Kukuiolono Park to Kauai residents. Today, McBryde is buried near the 8th hole of Kukuiolono Golf Course. Two hurricanes have damaged the tree tunnel, one in 1982 and another in 1992. The trees have since regrown to a full state.


I've been waiting for Perry's name to come up to repost this pic..

Ooops, another one..

Can't leave out cruz and the gang..

Mahalo, TexasT!

They sick sick sick.. with jealousy. SEIU's take on SOTU..

They can try to rewrite.. all they want .. some even try it around here.. ain't gonna happen.

Too many intelligent people keeping track.

We’re counting all the ways the President’s #SOTU agenda would make a difference for America’s working families. #1u
10:02 AM - 24 Jan 2015 68 Retweets 21 favorites


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