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Val Di Funes, Italy

Here’s a part of Italy that that loser Floyd is probably not going to get to see.

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Texas Hill Country

God Bless Texas.

It's Not Easy Being A Hero

This is missing a few great moments from the Iron Man series; other than that a great montage.

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Instagram City

In an effort to increase international interest in the area, the small Indonesian village of Kampung Pelangi came up with a novel idea: paint the entire city in bright colors.


The result has been quite successful, making the slum-filled town into a popular tourist spot and Instagram post subject, and a boon to the local economy.


The total cost to taxpayers was around $22,000. It’s an investment that appears to have paid off, as the resulting tourist influx and job growth appears to be giving the area a good return on their money.


I’m glad to hear the investment has paid off, and the pics are beautiful to look at, but personally I’m glad they didn’t do this in my town, because being around that many colors every day would drive me slowly insane. Just going through the kids’ toy section at the grocery store makes my eye twitch a little.


You can see lots more pictures here.

The Center Cannot Hold


is not hyperbole (I’ll quote from his article below my take). This really is a cold civil war. It’s not left against right or progressives against conservatives; it’s our government bureaucracy vs. the citizenry.

Some of you recently wrote about evil characters in movies and television that scared you the most and there was general agreement that the Borg in the Star Trek canon was one of the creepiest. Not having watched any Star Trek since the 1970s I went to wikipedia to read up on what the “Borg” is.

It’s an apt analogy for what is going on, and has been going on for the better part of the past 100 years. We get caught up in the philosophy and politics of it all, but this is a simple, basic struggle for control that has risen to a level of fundamental conflict. There are a lot of individual reasons individual people have for fighting individual battles, but it all coalesces into one of two sides. One side is a huge system, the other side are individuals struggling to not be assimilated into that system.

The blizzard of lies and distraction blowing through Washington is not just any routine stuffstorm, but a calculated attempt to bring down a president – our president, not the establishment’s president. And more than that, it’s an attempt to ensure that we never again have the ability to disrupt the bipartisan D.C. cabal’s permanent supremacy by inserting a chief executive who refuses to kiss their collective Reid.

This is a coup against us.
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From The Trailer Park - Star Trek: Discovery

The adventures of the Starship Discovery, 10 years before Captain Kirk and the Enterprise. Stars Jason Isaacs, Michelle Yeoh, Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Rainn Wilson.

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