• yellowsnapdragon commented on the blog post Camera Work: The Suspension of Belief

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    I saw the white cloud dividing the earth portion of the picture from the plume. Then I noticed the plume leaning to the right making four quadrants, clockwise from the upper left: light heavens, dark heavens, dark earth, and light earth.

  • yellowsnapdragon commented on the blog post Camera Work: The Suspension of Belief

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    Right?! The detail in the profile is unbelievable. Look at the eye!

    BTW, the photograph is exceptional even without the goddess in the plume.

  • yellowsnapdragon commented on the blog post White House Approved CIA Hacking Of Senate Computers

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    The world is changing before our eyes. We truly live in interesting times, and we would do well to play close attention to how the Empire fades and multipolarism rises. ISIS, Syria, and other US wars are not where the news is either. The EU may break apart thanks to US “leadership”, Eurasian nations are Finding their sovereignty, and new national alliances are destroying the hegemony of the Bretton Woods institutions. To know current events of today is to understand history.

  • yellowsnapdragon commented on the blog post White House Approved CIA Hacking Of Senate Computers

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    Petraeus. There is some big story of factional fighting in the government with Petraeus that has nothing to do with his mistress. Fascinating and curious.

  • yellowsnapdragon commented on the blog post White House Approved CIA Hacking Of Senate Computers

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    That’s what I see. The fact that the decision went through the WH is just CYA to make the CIA spying look all legit and democraticky.

  • yellowsnapdragon commented on the blog post Over Easy; Around the World

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    LOL. Yes. If Gracie wore panties, they would be in quite a twist. Maybe a severe wedge even. She does not appreciate the dog’s presence.

  • yellowsnapdragon commented on the blog post Over Easy; Around the World

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    Oh, I didn’t know there was such a thing as a allergy friendly cat! The poodles have hair rather than fur which somehow affects shedding and reduces dander, I believe. The way Boston was bread maximizes the low dandger genes from both the poodle and the retriever. I guess the breeding has to be done in a certain order too. Whatever. He’s all cuteness and fluff.

  • yellowsnapdragon commented on the blog post Over Easy; Around the World

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    So true.

    Cats are so easy compared to dogs, though. Nagi avoids him like the plague and Gracie is plotting to carve him a new nostril.

  • yellowsnapdragon commented on the blog post Over Easy; Around the World

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    I’d love to be hibernating, but puppy rearing doesn’t allow for much sleep, sadly. Little dude has to go out for a constitutional at dark thirty in the morning. It is *so* like having a baby in the house again.

  • yellowsnapdragon commented on the blog post Over Easy; Around the World

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    Yep. Funny how AQ shows up wherever there are resources or oil pipelines.

  • yellowsnapdragon commented on the blog post Over Easy; Around the World

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    Hideeho! All’s well but very bizzy since around Thanksgiving.

    We have news on the animal kiddos! It’s a Boy! For Christmas we adopted an 8 week old puppy named Boston. With the allergies and asthma at our house, we had to get a perscription goggy who is recommended for people with moderate to severe allergies. Boston is a very special breed of 1/4 golden retriever and 3/4 poodle mix called a Goldendoodle. He is an absolutely adorable ball of white fluff and energy. We expected Boston to grow to about 50 or 60 pounds, but judging from his size at 11 weeks, we are pretty sure that he is going to be size XXL.

    I wish I could post a picture but flickr is rearing up on me and won’t let me upload.

  • yellowsnapdragon commented on the blog post Over Easy; Around the World

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    Boko Haram is particularly loathesome even for AQ. I find an uptick in (reported) “islamic” terrorism in Africa recently fascinating. Double so, considering that this is happening in oil rich Nigeria.

  • yellowsnapdragon commented on the blog post Over Easy; Around the World

    2015-01-15 10:28:59View | Delete

    Well hello, OE’ers. Long time, no “see”. How’s everyone?

  • … a la Karl Rove

    “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”

  • Yeah, I’m looking at the Charlie Hebdo attack as an action meant to shape public opinion and direct future political events rather than a reaction to some cartoons.

  • Agree that there was an element of arrogance involved, but I believe there are much deeper primary reasons. On the other hand, maybe no one sent an invitation to the US which has been a real ass to EU imposing sanctions on Russia that hurt in EU more.

  • I thought “civil war” sounded extreme. “Destabilize” shoulds more plausible.

  • Samantha Power said on Monday that it was still possible to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran

    Er, I believe Russia already made a deal with Iran to share nuclear technology. That ship sailed, if I understand correctly. The US was already isolated from participating in that decision. Sounds like US flailing to me, who knows.

  • Neither does Putin, who sent Lavrov to France.

  • Read the piece.

    For those who didn’t read your link, the theory is that some sponsor charged the Paris attackers to destabalize France by creating factions of ethnic white Frenchmen to violently oppose ethnic MENA Frenchmen and vice versa. I can see how such a plan *could* be working. I do not know if there was a contingent of immigrants in the Paris march or whether immigrants feel very differently (or persecuted) wrt the attack.

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