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AMAZING variety of animals & fish cuddling hoomans

Who knew turkeys could be affectionate.

People need to take a deep breath before buying into crap about new Russian missiles

Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me. i remember clearly back in the 90s before the first Iraq invasion watching a story on 60 Minutes about a massive canon Iraq had developed that could lob missiles into Europe. Another show in the weeks that followed revealed the horrific and repressive conditions in Iraq. I bought into all that. I remember clearly believing that 60 Minutes was a reliable news source. I thought the US was right to invade Iraq. Yeah stupid me but I thought the misery endured by Iraqis under Saddam Hussein needed to end. Well I was wrong - wrong about 60 Minutes, wrong about the invasion and its purpose.

Fast forward to Hussein's weapons of mass destruction and how every media outlet glommed on to that unquestioningly, how Judith Miller at the NYT acted as the mouthpiece for those who pressed for war. I didn't buy into that but i did wonder at times if those who claimed this was baseless weren't taken in by the madman. Well we all now know the whole thing was hogwash.

The Military-Industrial Complex only has its own interests in mind and those interests are at odds with everyone who isn't part of it.

I don't know what Russia has but I do find it odd Putin releases this info now. I have wonder if he is trying to throw Trump a lifeline that is give Donnie a way to look tough with Russia. I find the timing strange. Just sayin.

Anyway everyone might want take a moment to listen to the advice of Pete Seeger, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee from 1963 to study war no more and talk to the Prince of Peace down by the riverside.

An amazing rendition

So with CIA and The State at odds about Khashoggi death which view

will prevail? Any ideas about whats happening behind the scene?

Will any charges be laid against Jacob Wohl for his attempt to smear Mueller?

Does he get a free pass? Who decides what will happen legally? I find this baffling.

With fire in the headlines, I suggest you do this NOW! Personal Story

This is absolutely the best advice I have and hope it gets passed along to as many people as possible.

My story is that I was making toast with melted cheese in a toaster oven. I left the kitchen in my apartment to get a towel from a linen closet just around the corner from the kitchen - I was away less than 2 minutes. When I came back to the kitchen I froze in my tracks because there was a roaring fire in the oven and flames were shooting up 18". What paralyzed me was seeing the flames just inches away from dried flowers on a shelf above the toaster oven. Disaster was effing imminent.

It was a matter of pure luck that a neighbour who recently moved left me among other things a large box of Baking Soda (something I normally don't have) so I grabbed it and opened the oven door and emptied the entire box.

The fire was successfully extinguished so my advice is to fill a container like a large yogurt container (something with a lid you easily rip off) with either 1 large box of Baking Soda or 2 regular size boxes, label it and leave it away from any stove and within easy reach like in a corner by the doorway. I would suggest doing that even if you have a fire extinguisher and I'll tell you why.

If I had had an extinguisher I think given my state of shock and paralysis that I would have fumbled and lost precious seconds trying to figured out how to use it. Those seconds matter. With the box of Baking Soda all I had to do was dump the contents it into the oven and that I could manage.

I think one has to take into account that one might freeze in panic when faced with an unexpected fire so one needs options - have an extinguisher but have the Baking Soda option as well.

What was shocking is that the fire happened so fast that the smoke detector didn't go off because there wasn't enough time for smoke to accumulate. Had I been gone one minute more the dried flowers probably would have caught fire and become a torch. If that had happened the whole kitchen would have been shortly engulfed in flames.

Scary stuff.

So fill a container now and set it aside. Having unopened boxes in the back of a shelf is not an option because seconds absolutely count.

The uncanny inspiration behind Canada 's Vimy Ridge Memorial and

a really really poignant 9 minute youtube of the carvings (the plaster casts that are at the Canadian War Museum)

Walter Allward, the sculptor and designer of the memorial stated in a 1921 interview that his idea for the memorial was inspired by a wartime dream that he had never forgotten:

“When things were at their blackest in France, I went to sleep one night after dwelling on all the muck and misery over there, my spirit was like a thing tormented… I dreamed I was in a great battlefield. I saw our men going in by the thousands and being mowed down by the sickles of death… Suffering beyond endurance at the sight, I turned my eyes and found myself looking down on an avenue of poplars. Suddenly through the avenue I saw thousands marching to the aid of our armies. They were the dead. They rose in masses, filed silently by and entered the fight to aid the living. So vivid was this impression, that when I awoke it stayed with me for months. Without the dead we were helpless. So I have tried to show this in this monument to Canada’s fallen, what we owed them and we will forever owe them.”

Wow. "Without the dead we were helpless"

I am Canadian and lost two great-uncles (brothers) at Ypres. I would be interested know if anyone knows of any other memorial to fallen soldiers includes a reference to "sympathy for the helpless"

Here's think to the youtube...very powerful


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