October 19, 2017

Quote of the moment

The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them.

-- GW Bush

Quote of the moment

I think it's healthier for family members to call one another, rather than do Facebook posts.

--Lisa Bloom

October 18, 2017

Headline of the moment

Would $1 Million in Hot Dogs Violate the Emoluments Clause?


Discovered poetry of the moment

He said 
three people were dead
and two others 
were shot in the head

-- Baltimoresun.com

Quote of the moment

The frequency of one predator eating the other is really about size dynamic.  If a small shark swims by an alligator and the alligator feels like it can take the shark down, it will, but we also reviewed some old stories about larger sharks eating smaller alligators.

-- James Nifong

Headline of the moment

ALLIGATORS ARE FEASTING ON SHARKS IN AMERICA'S RIVERS AND ESTUARIES, SCIENTISTS DISCOVER


-- Newsweek

October 17, 2017

Headline of the moment

Fish Depression Is Not a Joke

-- NYT

Quote of the moment

I feel that the universe is full of glorious energy.  That the energy tends to take pattern and shape, and that the ultimate character of things is comely and good. I am perfectly aware that I say this in the teeth of all sorts of contrary evidence, and that I must be basing it partly on temperament and partly on faith, but that's my attitude.

-- Richard Wilbur

Quote of the moment

Addiction starts with pain and ends with pain.

-- Eckhart Tolle

October 16, 2017

Quote of the moment

Madagascar sees cases of plague nearly every year in the rainy season.

-- Robyn Dixon

October 15, 2017

Quote of the moment

... just because you pay for information doesn't mean it's not good.

--Larry Flynt

October 13, 2017

Quote AND Trivium of the Moment

 Io is the most volcanic object in the solar system.

October 12, 2017

Trivia of the moment

Only 3 countries have never stopped transmission of polio: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Quote of the moment

There is no possible mediation between democratic law and disobedience and unlawfulness.

-- Mariano Rajoy

Quote of the moment

Was I ready to be committed to a guy whose family owned shotguns and went to the Waffle House?

-- Maisha Closson

October 11, 2017

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Just as a wolf cannot become a lamb, so an American imperialist can never change his aggressive nature.

-- Common North Korean jape

Quote of the moment

North Korea is sometimes simply weird. Triplets are taken from their parents and raised by the state because they are considered auspicious. 

-- Nicholas Kristof

Quote of the moment

In Manatee County, FL, Dr. Russell Vega, the chief medical examiner, said that when he reaches "overflow" conditions, he relies on a private body transport service to store the bodies elsewhere until his office can catch up.

-- NYT

Trivium of the moment

Overdoses are the leading cause of death in Americans under 50.

NYT

Quote of the moment

After seeing thousands of sudden, unexpected or violent deaths, I have found it impossible not to ponder the spiritual dimension of these events for both the deceased and especially those left behind.

-- Thomas Andrew

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You cannot prosper or sustain yourself over time if you do not have the victories and struggles in other places.

-- Álvaro García Linera

October 10, 2017

Spanish Moss Caught in Spiderweb

Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

October 09, 2017

Quote of the moment

It is the fate of all great filmmakers to become adjectives.

-- Tom Shone

October 08, 2017

Quote of the moment

The [Spanish] government will ensure that any declaration of independence will lead to nothing.

-- Mariano Rajoy

October 07, 2017

Banyan tree with orchid

(planted by Edison!)

Myers Beach, FL

Multiphone

Fort Myers Beach, FL.

Clumeria

Fort Myers Beach, FL

Headline of the moment

Knowingly infecting someone with HIV is now a misdemeanor in California, not a felony


October 06, 2017

Sentence fragment quote of the moment

"...the unending hell that is laundry..."

-- Gemma Hartley

Quote of the moment

WOMEN AREN'T NAGS—WE'RE JUST FED UP


Sailcat skull bone

Fort Myers, FL

Beauty berry

Fort Meyers Beach, FL

Headline of the moment

Chinese woman blinded in one eye after playing game likened to electronic heroin


-- the telegraph 

Quote of the moment

"...as you get old, per my accountant, life becomes a series of skirmishes with customs agents."

-- Gabrielle Zevin

October 05, 2017

Quote of the moment

No reasonable person supports what happened in Las Vegas.

-- Charles Wheelan

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California is building a wall – a wall of justice – against President Trump's xenophobic, racist and ignorant immigration policies.

--Kevin de León

Headline of the moment

Young Worker Clocked 159 Hours of Overtime in a Month. Then She Died.


-- NYT

Hurricane sign with junk

Ft. Meyers Beach, FL

Headline of the moment

Google's new Clips camera is invasive, creepy, and perfect for a parent like me



October 04, 2017

Headline of the moment

Santa dead, archeologists say

-- Washington Post

Planter reflection

MIA

Quote of the moment

Any coup that can be measured in hours rather than decades is a failure.

-- Alan Pyke

Headline of the moment

Trump Lobs Praise, and Paper Towels, to Puerto Rico Storm Victims


-- NYT

Headline of the moment

Rex Tillerson kind of, sort of just admitted he called Trump a 'moron'


Quote of the moment

"Person of interest" is a vague term that does not necessarily indicate that the person is suspected of committing a crime. 

-- NYT

October 03, 2017

Quote of the moment

Respect for animals is enshrined in India's Constitution, which says that every Indian should "have compassion for living creatures." 

-- Jeffrey Gettleman

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The more tolerant you are, the more compassion you have.

-- Niharika Kishan Gandhi

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Taloja [India] is teeming with canines, and the line between a stray and a pet is blurry. 

-- Jeffrey Gettleman

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It's common that you'll see someone just pass out and die [in Ghana].

-- Dr. Matilda Laar

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To say [KFC is] the safest food is a bit like saying my hand grenade is the safest hand grenade.

-- Mike Gibney

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I'm not a criminal — I'm a terrorist.

-- Vera Zasulich, 1878

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The phenomenon of mass shooting, whether or not it properly carries the terrorist label in a particular case, is a recognizable American phenomenon. 

-- Scott Shane

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If Mr. Paddock's purpose was uncertain, his choice of weapons was unmistakable.

-- Scott Shane

Headline of the moment

A Woman Was Thought To Have Cancer, But It Was Just Her Tattoo

October 02, 2017

Headline of the moment

If addiction is a disease, should relapse mean jail time?

-- ABC news