Sunday, December 30, 2012

Series Magritte #238

Natural Encounters


Plenty of opportunities to get up close & personal with concrete countertops & outdoor kitchens.

Discount rates for hotels & motels.

Empowering animals with the ability to make good decisions.

Providing candid photos of female sea turtles nesting.

My perspective on Height Dominance.

Definitions of Common Behavior Terms.

The Leather Elves & other live native New Hampshire animals.

The cutting edge of animal training & presentation with breakfast & lunch included.

Ben Williams, Vice President, who lives in Dorset.

The delicate state of nature.

Your questions that have not been answered.

An adventure through an entire continent.

The way the window on the right has fallen magically & now circles, unsure whether to approach its mate.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Today sees post no. 1000 on won des laits. I won't say there are a thousand separate pwoermds there, since my memory isn't what it used to be, & there may be one or two duplicates amongst the posts.

All the same, I'm marking the day with some Knowvemberations.









sea&sun's greathings to everyone

Saturday, December 22, 2012

According to this report,

the world did end yesterday.
Persons everlastingly had the illusion to attain for the heavens, to flit like birds conclude. Since the dayspring of period, there were copious plans and efforts implemented in orderliness to acquire this. Notwithstanding, it wasn't until 1903, with the Wright brothers, that adult at the last succeeded into reaching for the upper atmosphere, and fleeting. Aye since, flight developed at speed, attractive gargantuan steps at minute amounts of hour, until its present form, today.Today there are hundreds of airlines in the nature, specialising in discrepant segments of the bazaar, a colossal fraction of them into carrying passengers and shipment. The pillion rider-carrying area has seen a ginormous boost bygone the forgotten 30-40 years increasing in volumes that no one could conceptualize. Even though at an end the remain decade or so, the airline part seems to breathe motionless.

After all, at an end the carry on 5 to 10 years, the way of life possess started to modify. The mart of business airlines has started to develop into further and additional brackish. The integer of passengers noiseless increases, on the contrary not at the selfsame levels while in the manner tha it used to some years ago. Conservation and exercise outgoings at all costs look as if to linger at the identical uniform aligned conj admitting not increasing. Consequently the margins for emoluments evolve into smaller and smaller.Alone from that, the character of destinations debris quiet, since it is not a piece of cake or amount energetic to compose either a original journey`s end or contemporary facilities at a ambition in a limited locution season. Additionally the deed that although fine plans for growth abide, unpaid appropriate to a gigantic integer of factors which are not of now concern, they are for the most part not implemented properly. Every these, in association with the feature that airplane designs did not move by any drastic changes concluded the ultimate 10-20 years, consequently forcing the airlines to application airplanes that are decrepit designs or modifications of by that time abiding designs, leads to the close that the airline trade activity goes by a quiet condition.Beside innumerable, as well as IATA and abundant countrywide organisations, this was anticipated and measures of overcoming this juncture victoriously, obtain been planned. A daily tradition in multifold of the elder airlines of the globe, is to devise cardinal alliances that determination advice them advance their bazaar distribute and expose ways of overcoming phases like these and preventing crises in front escapade. Others equitable do one`s best to design or ust their smooth of services at a solitary plane, which decision draw particular segments of the vend, for this reason specifying in some and leaving alternative segments elsewhere.Whatever the measures, human beings in the airline business are apprehensive that these determination merely exist countermeasures of unaffectedly stalling and not providing solutions to a disagreement that seems to grow into extra noticeable the whole number year. In organization for the airline commercial enterprise to blow out of the water such a eventuality and march onto a modern cycle, drastic measures are required.For that reason, it is indispensable to pinpoint the problems faced and progress strategies and measures that determination cooperate the airline determination blow out of the water this position.A answer proposed is the increase of a down to the ground contemporary fair, a "virgin" sell with a go dutch for all and sundry, the so-called "Period Tourism" sell. Human beings in the exact commonwealth hold been proposing this solving for the problems of the Airline Commercial enterprise, for a extended day, on the other hand to no decision. Consequently the junction halfway Time Tourism and the Airline Manufacturing, is not something virgin.In the 1960's 93.000 general public registered with PAN AM's curriculum for flights to the languish. This listing was specifically designed prep along PAN AM, one of the biggest airlines of the lifetime, to furnish for the needs created over the ascendancy of the Apollo missions.

Friday, December 21, 2012

I've just

woken up. Has the world ended yet?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


The Leptobrachium leucops frog, one of five new amphibian species discovered in wet, evergreen forests in southern Vietnam in 2011.
Image by: © Jodi J. L. Rowley/Australian Museum/ WWF

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Eventually, fly species

Children may resist the bug to
experiment at times & get adult authority

but their great rental yield is
inspirational & transformational

so I Entreaty for Your Collaboration
in Reception of a Help validating &

prioritizing old-growth forest remnants
& never went to the authorities.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Stoke On Trent

Monday, December 10, 2012

It was 20 years ago today . . .

In the early 1990s Paul Keating's Labor government put Aboriginal reconciliation high on the agenda, establishing the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation in 1991 then following up the High Court's Mabo decision in 1992 with native title legislation in 1993. In December 1992, Keating launched Australia's program for the International Year of the World's Indigenous People with this now famous address to a largely Indigenous crowd at Redfern Park in Sydney. He was the first Prime Minister to acknowledge the impact of European settlement on Indigenous Australians. The address reflected a changing official interpretation of Australian history which better accommodated the Aboriginal experience. The speech was arguably a curtain-raiser for the history wars of the Howard years: the following year historian Geoffrey Blainey observed that the 'three cheers' view of Australian history had given way to the 'black armband' view, a phrase which the newly elected John Howard adopted with alacrity in a speech in 1996.

In another sense Keating's Redfern speech paved the way for a formal apology to Indigenous Australians for past government practices, an apology which nevertheless took another 15 years to come. Aboriginal leader Patrick Dodson said in 2007 that Keating's Redfern address was 'a great speech because it was about leadership, principle and courage... He placed before Australians the truths of our past and the sad reality of our contemporary society. He laid down the challenge for our future, as a nation united and at peace with its soul.' The spontaneous crowd reactions to the speech are a testament to its power at the time, and are worth listening out for.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 80 days that changed our lives.

Visual, audio, & text of the speech.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Print editions of Otoliths

After a somewhat full-on & slightly demented burst of energy, & assisted by a lightspeed performance from harry k stammer putting the covers together, I am pleased to announce that all the outstanding issues of Otoliths — from twenty-one up through twenty-seven — are now available in print from The Otoliths Storefront.

As usual, each online issue is separated for print into a b&w part one & a color part two. There are two additional part threes: Michael Gottlieb's Letters to a Middle-Aged Poet from issue #24, & John M. Bennett's OLVIDOS DEL PERÚ from issue #27.

& Lulu are running a 20% off an order promotion up until December 14. Codeword FELICITAS.

Friday, December 07, 2012

McAfee rushed to hospital after asylum bid rejected

Critics say the draft, drawn up by a body dominated by Chinese fishing vessels from waters near China's southern Hainan province, was rushed through parliament without proper consultation & does not do enough to protect political & religious freedoms & the rights of women. "They also lack inspiration in terms of their quest to warn everybody about child safety issues." Also up for discussion today will be the terms of a final agreement on changing the rules of succession for the British monarchy to allow first-born girls to become heirs to the throne. These plans were meant as a countermeasure to what the Israelis described as a unilateral Palestinian move at the United Nations, which they said violated their previous signed agreements. World leaders denounced them, & critics warned that any future settlement building could harm the prospects of a viable & contiguous Palestinian state. What remains the core issue however, is recognising the fact that the fight against corruption is not just a cause to ensure the legal protections for civil societies against the abuse that they may receive at the hand of those in power, it is in effect, a fight against human suffering caused by an act that transcends simple violation of power.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Finally, after almost seven years . . .

the zine ranks ahead of Wikipedia.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Climate change? Possibly, given the time of the year.

Precursor to the Mayan end of the world? Probably not.

Photo: Newspix/Rex Features

But the seas off Sydney have been red during the day with an algal bloom which at night becomes a phosphorescent blue when stirred by the movement of the water.

Photo: Davide Gaglio,

Saturday, December 01, 2012

world AIDS day