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SFGate: Oregon frat trashes Lake Shasta, leaves behind 90 tents

This is... unbelievable



http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Oregon-frat-trashes-Lake-Shasta-littering-7942249.php

PoliticusUSA: Donald Trumpís Candidacy is a Symptom of a Much Larger Disease

The Trump campaign is a manifestation of an illness that has been infecting American politics for generations.

A common trope in horror films is to make the audience believe the antagonist is finally dead, just to shock them with one more appearance by a bloodied and angry villain who makes one last attempt to wreak havoc on his (or her) victims.

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Right now, we are seeing a different Ė but still terrifying Ė horror movie play out before our eyes in the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, and itís up to voters to quash it come November.

The real villain, though, is not necessarily Trump. Instead, the metaphorical head that needs to be removed is the one that gives oxygen and viability to a campaign like Trumpís Ė thatís the antagonist we should all unite in destroying this year.

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/05/11/donald-trumps-candidacy-symptom-larger-disease.html

Eight Endangered Species Making Epic Comebacks

Just stumbled upon this-- great news!!

https://www.thedodo.com/8-endangered-species-making-ep-652564299.html



FLORIDA PANTHER (kittens)

The Germans have a word for it...

Backpfeifengesicht, meaning "a face in need of a good punch."

Got it from here, regarding the face of Ted Cruz.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-fallible-mind/201601/why-ted-cruz-s-facial-expression-makes-me-uneasy

Found a GREAT solution to ground-in cat hair, lint, dander, and dirt on my carpets

I have four cats and, as you can imagine, the ground-in cat hair (and all the rest) were so bad, it actually changed the color of my carpet to an ugly grey. It happened so gradually that I didn't realize my regular vacuum just wasn't doing its job.

SO, after deciding I could not afford (nor did I want) new carpeting, I stumbled upon a reasonably priced vacuum cleaner that simply eradicates the build-up in seconds. I can't say enough good things about it-- it's actually fun to use.

Here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KMDV9A?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00

I haven't even started to use the different brush types that are included!!

Also, on this link there are 4352 customer reviews and 4.5 out of 5 stars

Cheers!!

El NiŮo weather event is biggest since 1997, may trigger soaking winter storms

http://www.marinij.com/general-news/20150709/california-drought-el-ni241o-weather-event-is-biggest-since-1997-may-trigger-soaking-winter-storms/5

Let's hope it's true!!

Forbes.com: President Obama's Trifecta - Democrats Continue Economically Trouncing Republicans

This week marks the 6th anniversary of the stock marketís bull run, with the S&P up 206%. Only 3 other times since WWII have equities had such a prolonged, sustained growth series. Simultaneously, last week saw yet another month with over 200,000 non-farm jobs created, making the current rate of jobs growth the best in 15 years. And, in a move that has taken some by surprise, the U.S. dollar is hitting highs against foreign currencies that have not been seen in over 12 years.

It is a rare economic trifecta, and demonstrates America is doing better than all other developed countries.



Read more:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2015/03/10/obamas-trifecta-democrats-continue-economically-trouncing-republicans/

Suffice it to say he was an extraordinary artist

I, myself, don't care for stand-up comedy (in his case, because I could never keep
up with his rapid-fire repartee!), but I was aware that he was a superb comic and
that many others enjoyed that side of him.

(And remember that Bogart, Bette Davis, Clark Gable, even Gary Cooper had
their share of bombs!)

Stunning Mount Tam video-- a soothing reflection of Marin County



The Bay Area is famous for its dense fog, and when you're in it the fog is cold and grey. But there's another side to the fog and the only way to see what happens when it fully comes in and blankets the SF Bay Area at night is to be above it. Because Mt. Tam is closed to everyone but rangers and fire lookout volunteers after sunset, very few people have ever seen the majestically mysterious vapors of the Pacific ocean as it flows in to completely cover the Bay. What starts as a partial blanket quickly rushes in to fill the gaps and by 1am, the lights of the cities below eventually become completely smothered. Because this specific night (8/9/2014) was a 96% full moon, the top of the fog and the slopes of Mt. Tam were fully illuminated by silvery-blue light and the only traces of humanity left were aeronautical... the lights at the summit of Mt. Diablo, the FAA radome on Tam's West Peak, and the jets that are guided by that radome's radar safely through the fog.

From Gary Yost

Your reaction is normal

I feel that way sometimes, too. I mean, he had all the resources in the world-- wasn't there
some therapist that could have helped him? And yet, who among us hasn't thought (however
fleetingly) of ending it all? Even in Hamlet, there's the famous second soliloquy:

To be, or not to be--that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them.
To die, to sleep-- No more--and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep--
To sleep--perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause.



I'm also deeply saddened that he must have suffered so profoundly all this time-- after a
lifetime of giving us joy-- 40 years-- but he couldn't find it himself. That's wrenching.



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