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Wolf Moon

Submitted by ub on Fri, 01/10/2020 - 05:28

This is not only the first full moon of 2020, it is also a wolf moon shining on Friday.

The name wolf came about because wolves were more often heard during this time, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Other nicknames include the cold moon, the old moon, and the great spirit moon. At the same time, a penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible in some parts of the world.

2020 Resolutions

Submitted by ub on Sun, 12/29/2019 - 15:16
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You say you want a resolution, we all want to save the world. But let's face it, everyone appreciates friendships, but on social media? I'm pressing the panic button on privacy and taking a break from #Facebook https://www.facebook.com/

They sell my personal information and I've had it with the practice of profiting from my profile without sharing any financial benefits. To make matters worse, they're apparently OK with allowing propaganda and fake information that could affect our Democracy.

RIP: Walter Mercado

Submitted by ub on Mon, 11/04/2019 - 09:23
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RIP: Walter Mercado Salinas, aka Shanti Ananda, was a Puerto Rican astrologer, actor, dancer, and writer, best known as a TV personality for his shows as an astrologer. His astrology predictions show aired for decades in Puerto Rico, Latin America and #USA

The flamboyant TV personality dies at 88 years young.
https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-latin-america-50284660 b

Walter Mercado, Celebrity Astrologer, Is Dead https://nyti.ms/2WCgtNO

Writing the Wrongs

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/15/2019 - 11:53

Please allow me to take the lead and let's outline a few wrongs and try to get them right so we can begin to straighten #US out. Nowhere on earth should a child’s future be determined by income, race, or disability. Invest in our students, schools, and educators to ensure every kid gets a good college, or trade school specialized education. #KidsNotPolitics <3 #Stand4All

- Outrageous costs for a complete education

- A decent job with a living wage

- High-quality health care

- Unaffordable housing

- A toxic environment

- Insecure retirement

Unplug To Stay Connected

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/19/2019 - 22:36

I’m learning that technology overdose tears us apart. We must seek quiet time by unplugging each and every day. No matter how old we are, taking time to tune into our individual reality is the key to sanity for humanity.

• For Kindergarten to-high-school students, a ten-minute period of silence sometime during a day to pay attention to our thoughts or our interests during this special time.

In Don We Trust?

Submitted by ub on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:43

At last count, 33 individuals and three companies have been charged as a result of the special counsel’s #TrumpRussia probe.

The real truth about deception is that there is a difference when it comes to liars. What is the difference between a sociopath, a compulsive, a pathological, a chronic, and a habitual Liar?

Flooding The Swamp

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/12/2018 - 13:12

On 12/2016 just before election day, @realdonaldtrump shouted his so-called hits to an adoring Pennsylvania audience, slamming Hillary Clinton, the stupid establishment lawmakers, and the fake news media. He launched into one of the most defining refrains of his campaign... Special interests, Wall Street, career politicians, stating the system is rigged, and he once again repeated, believe me, we’re going to beat the system by draining the DC Swamp https://youtu.be/vJHeoyFDMUc

Putin On The Hit

Submitted by ub on Sat, 02/03/2018 - 05:05

Actions over the past few days have undermined the right’s Trump-Russia conspiracy theory and its headed in the wrong direction.

Furthermore, a Nunes authored Congressional memo contradicts a right-wing belief about what prompted the investigation into the President’s ties to Russia.

A look at what the GOP memo says and doesn’t say. By @ChadSDay.http://apne.ws/I6YljQA

Explosive memo released as Trump escalates fight over Russia probe https://reut.rs/2Eah4PX

Financial Markets Commentary

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:44

It was an event a year ago that presaged the biggest story of 2017’s fourth quarter. In October 2016, Australia’s Brighann Cotton sold 88 bales of cotton from their Texas affiliate to a client in China. It wasn’t carried out in a routine way by obtaining letters of credit from the relevant
banks in each country. That process has become prohibitively complex for all but the largest corporations who have their financing denied more often than not. Recently established international banking regulations require the banks issuing those letters to carry more of the risk

Washington DC Follies

Submitted by ub on Tue, 01/02/2018 - 07:34

You must be delusional if you really believe this is going to be a very happy new year. And it points all the way to King Lear, written by Shakespeare about a descent into madness after bequeathing to his kids based on their flattery of him, and thereby bringing tragic consequences for all. A man who prefers to use fear, but masters something more near and dear... GOLF?