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Melting glaciers in Greenland

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So there are many doubters about warming of earth. Do those people ever take the time to look at pictures like this one snapped on the Helheim Glacier on Greenland. Pools of summer melt water are in light blue.

Scientists are trying to measure the progress of glacier melting there and the NY Times had a gallery of images that I snipped from:

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NY Times calls it “The Stone”

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Simon Critchley
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But for me it’s more like a light in all the darkness out there. It’s a regular posting place for a number of Philo profs. Today’s post by Simon Critchley discusses the true meaning of Love. No not the schmaltz stuff of TV or tabloid but the real mcCoy, the one that hurts more than titillates. Real love nor emotional pap

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/08/09 at 00:27

If I’m ever asked to pick my favorite, Krugman or Brooks

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Paul Krugman, Laureate of the Sveriges Riksban...
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I will vote every time for Paul Krugman since only he of the MSM columnists is cheeky enough and respected enough to say and mean “Question authority!” He explains how his questioning of authority differs from the view that David Brooks expounds all too often in an “authoritative voice”.

I feel that Paul Krugman writes with a more authentic and positively critical voice than David Brooks does. David seems to honor “authority” especially if those representatives are among his circle of news contacts in Washington DC.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/07/06 at 15:03

I’m sure there are other caricutures of Sarah P, but this one caught my attention this AM in NY Times

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Not exactly “news fit to print” but worthy of being printed I feel:

Looks like a pretty effective way of neutralizing those beauty pageant looks!

 

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/11/22 at 07:09

A tough lesson to learn for me!

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Here is the lede to the article in today’s NY Times:

Revelations of a Mere Mortal

By JEFFREY D. BARNETT

Here’s the lesson:

I can apply this to many social issues and common complaints, and I know that isn’t always healthy. If someone hasn’t been slapped in the face with mortality then it’s perfectly reasonable that he would apply high priority to problems of lesser consequence. To be fair, when I catch myself worrying about issues of little consequence I often remind myself that nobody will die because of it, so I should probably chill out. I have no delusions that I am perfect or that I apply my own rules perfectly, but I do seek to hold myself to the same standard.

My point is somewhat embodied in a radio transmission I made to our headquarters when they requested some routine information during the R.P.G. fire incident. “Let me get back to you. I’ve got more pressing issues right now.” After experiencing scenarios with the gravest consequences, I find myself filtering most other issues through that sieve. And while that may make me seem a little high-strung, I am also much more open to experiencing life in small tranquil sips. This theme has followed many of my post-deployment changes. Some are neither clearly good nor clearly bad, just different.

Patience, chilling out, taking and giving time!

Those are things I have great difficulty doing! And I will need to do them more often in the coming months as I try to push on to the next project in my life, importing special spirits from Canada to China and living in China for longer periods!

 

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/10/28 at 07:17

Today’s fast cameras and novel images

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I love digital photograpy. I like neat and unusual images. I skitched this one from NY Times’ web news site:

Do you see the image of the mortar shell swoooooshing out of the mortar tube and in the upper left of the photo? Now isn’t that neat, even if it’s only a digital accident or coincidence. The photo was clicked at the right time so that the image capture mechanism caught the brief flashing image of the shell . WOW!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/08/24 at 04:19

In Lala land (aka San Fran) Happiness biz is bullish!

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A smiley by Pumbaa, drawn using a text editor.

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Not only the Buddhist monks are upwardlooking out there. Check out the happy words and photos at NY Times, which could use some financial happiness words these days!

This blog always seems to get good viewership whenever I post about “happiness”. Since it’s Thanksgiving day I look forward to check out the viewership for this blog post today and during the next few.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/11/27 at 05:35