Saturday, September 20, 2014

Why bother to vote in USA's Nov 4th Election?

{Check out the informative links at the end of this article}  
Recently I received a call from a local Democratic Party worker that went something like this: Hey Pete, how's it going?  Haven't seen you around this campaign, we could really use some help at the office, any chance we can count on you coming down to lend a hand?

You see I'd been a slightly active Democrat, particularly the past decade, even attending the State Assembly and Convention thrice, twice as a delegate representing Hermosa, La Plata County, but this year nothing.

My friend was curious why the depression and lack of interest, what happened to me?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

;- )

This is just a test.
{And a depository of images I want to use in other places, plus prep for future projects.
Someday I'd like to write some essays about a day on the job with a humanist.}

Oh and that's Chili contemplating the iron curtain installation.

If you're curious what this is all about visit

Corrales fences and horse shed

August 11th look at finished horse shed
(note, I do verbal typo's too - it's T1-11 in the tack room)


The Champ

reacquainting myself with an old pal so to speak
I learned to operate this same machine in 2000
as part of my 3yr. apprenticeship from dang good helper to real carpenter.

And here's a peak at the place I had the privilege of shopkeeping for six weeks.
September, October

And a week before this back corner looked way different, full set of kitchen cabins,
but, they went out the door as fast as they came in.
Yea, pretty near everything I walk by I've moved once or twice.

Another week, another job, another adventure.  ;- )


Happy holidays
dreaming of a white christmas


For the rest of the story:


Ian Anderson, aka Jethro Tull, from Aqualung

WTC column/spandrel assembly/floor structure-
Good morning V, wish'n you were here.

'nother day 'nother job.   This last month though, I'm posting them for a pal.
61 and still can do.  
Maybe that's why the contrarian punks with their spit wads don't get to me.

different building

 Though it certainly exhausts me more than it used to.
No running around after those three days.
Not like in them good 'ol days.   ;- )

Southern Poverty Law Center

The SPLC was founded in 1971 to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all.
The SPLC is the premier U.S. non-profit organization monitoring the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists – including the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, black separatists, antigovernment militias, Christian Identity adherents and others. 

We’re currently tracking more than 1,600 extremist groups operating across the country. We publish investigative reports, train law enforcement officers and share key intelligence, and offer expert analysis to the media and public.


Discussions with a disconnected contrarian.

February 2019 Update

I notice there seems to be a lot of visits to post, so I thought I'd add a little more:

We The People of the United States have a moral, ethical right - along with a pragmatic need - to learn what scientists have learned about this planet's biosphere and climate engine without constant dishonest crossfire.
We should not tolerate serious scientists constantly being drown out by amoral, malicious and frankly ignorant arguments - that an astoundingly ruthless GOP PR factory repeats over and over again, without ever learning a damned thing from the evidence in front of us.  
Deep Background


February 26, 2019

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February 21, 2019

February 20, 2019

February 19, 2019

February 16, 2019

February 5, 2019
Steele’s ‘What’s Natural?’ Dissecting libertarian deception, a fishy tale.

Behold, our mindscape

NIHOD | Jan 27, 2017

Saturday, September 6, 2014

global warming hiatus? . . . where's the heat?

I'm truly amazed and saddened by how often I hear people claim they believe there has been a slow down in global warming.  That is simply not true, but you have to understand a little about our global climate system to understand why that is.  Admittedly, it's complex and scientists don't have all the answers, but what they have learned explains a lot.  
Here Rob Painting does an admirable job of explaining the latest findings along with new details about the various ocean circulation currents involved in moving heat from the air into the deeper layers of the ocean.
I'm reposting it here to add to my collection of valuable global warming information for the sharing and with thanks to John Cook and the team of volunteers who allow their work to be reposted.
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Posted on 5 September 2014 by Rob Painting