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Posted on August 6 at 9:44 a.m.

Seeing a 600 lb Black Sea Bass in its native environment is an E-Ticket especially when their natural curiosity brings them so close that you can count their scales, one of the reasons they were so easy to spear in the 60's.

One of my favorite subjects to film.

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Posted on August 1 at 11:32 a.m.

What no love for the pre-Colvis Peoples, so sad.

I guess at Fiesta Pequeña the Chumash Elder's admonishment for Love Mother Earth fell on the deaf ears of the Water Diversion Peoples from the East.

Here is a little information on the peoples here before Columbus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigen...

Ask them about what happens without orderly/regulated immigration, as 90-95% of their population died of disease.

Well the “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning” were quantined on Ellis Island before being allowed to enter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis_I...

Regulated is necessary to prevent diseases from spreading, history tells us this.

Also read about "The Black Plague", of course if you have the Delta 34 gene, you are golden.

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Posted on July 30 at 11:54 a.m.

An irreverent melody for Lois and Chris, both way past being relevant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZm0r...

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Posted on July 30 at 9:24 a.m.

Mean while in Germany:

"Deutsche Bank reported a fall in second-quarter net profit to 237 euros ($318.5 million), compared with 334 million euros in the same period last year, hurt by lower revenue and higher taxes.

The profit figure missed analysts' expectations of a 545 million euro profit, according to a poll by The Wall Street Journal."

This is not good, because Germany is all the EU really has.

What I worry about is Obama is like Jimmy Carter, doesn't have a clue.

Now I admire Jimmy Carter as a man and the fine work he has done for Habitat for Humanity and other humanitarian causes, a true idealist. But Jimmy Carter as a leader, total failure.

Obama is playing checkers and Putin is playing chess. Having had the opportunity to study the Russian Mind, I wonder is Obama realizes this guy will scorch the earth rather than give-in to the West.

As noted today, the sanctioning countries have a $30 trillion GDP vs Russia's $2 trillion GDP but Russia is already placing sanctions of it's own.

I don't see Russia blinking and they still have Nukes, unlike Ukraine.

Merkel has a much better understanding but I don't think Obama will listen to her, I see his arrogance and that of his whole administration a real problem in international politics.

Merkel should be listened to, but won't be, this will lead us down the wrong path.

On Germany Awake, America Asleep?

Posted on July 30 at 7:53 a.m.

Don't only about 8,000 registered voters even vote for Silly Council?

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Posted on July 28 at 7:51 p.m.

@billclausen,

Totally agree with your view point, the foreign entanglements are manufactured distractions but very profitable for some.

I had the opportunity of spending 3 years with a history teacher in the 1960's that spoken fluent Russian. He made it his goal to learn Russian in college as a way of getting out of Vietnam without going to Canada. He taught every summer at the then U.S. Navy Language School in Monterey California.

We did learn our history but more importantly, during the cold war, had many many hours of Russia centric discussion concerning then current world events, so little has really changed.

You are right so much is happening and so little being done about it.

The lack of Leadership scares the hell of me.

On Germany Awake, America Asleep?

Posted on July 28 at 6:59 p.m.

The Financial Times article on the $50 billion, Yukos Award.

"One person close to Mr Putin said the Yukos ruling was insignificant in light of the bigger geopolitical stand-off over Ukraine.

“There is a war coming in Europe,” he said. “Do you really think this matters?”

On Germany Awake, America Asleep?

Posted on July 28 at 9:21 a.m.

Wow, does anyone do any research?

Western Ukraine is Western (Roman Catholic) Christian and Eastern Ukraine is Eastern (Orthodox) Christian even though they are both Slavs. The tribal differences go back centuries.

Europe gets NG (natural gas) from Russia via a pipeline through Ukraine. Russia wants a to build a new pipeline called the Southern Stream.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_S...

Russia needs the warm water port located in Crimea to do the Black Sea section and well as project influence in the area.

Germany since Fukushima has sworn off Nuclear Power, Coal is bad and NG is King but fracking is bad.

It has been said to break Russia all one has to do is drive Oil to $80.00 per barrel and Russia is on its knees.

The U.S. has been manipulating Ukraine.

EIA has stated that Eastern Ukraine may have 197 trillion cubic feet of NG in shale with 42 trillion cubic feet recoverable. Its the FRACK word again that will have to be used to recover it. Royal Dutch Petroleum (Shell) and Chevron have signed documents to go after the NG.

http://www.ogj.com/articles/print/vol...

U.S. has been BUGGING Germany to find out if Merkel is making deals that the U.S. needs to know about.

Putin had enough and inflamed centuries old tribalism in order to secure his economic future and regional influence.

Energy and Water Diversion drive modern society for better or worse, mostly worse and this is what is going on.

We poked the Bear one too many times with our meddling and he has come out of his den, the gloves are off and we get to watch from the sidelines, as we always do, as the 1% as you like to call them play the game, Biden's son on the BOD of Ukraine NG company should tell you something.

Taylor Caldwell was a certified nut job but her book, "Captains and the Kings"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain...

Illustrates that the 1% are non-political and we are just the Pawns, Right and Left Wing does not exist in the 1% world - Fools that is just opiate for you, so you think your opinion or mine matters - but it doesn't.

What is really happening is clear enough if you look for it.

On Germany Awake, America Asleep?

Posted on July 25 at 4:52 p.m.

Meanwhile in East Ukraine :

Burisma, Ukraine’s oil and gas production holdings, also has the right to develop the shale gas fields in the Dnieper-Donetsk basin of Eastern Ukraine. The same Burisma where R. Hunter Biden, Vice-President Joseph's son, was appointed a director two months ago.

Follow the Money, the 1% control both Political Parties.

On Germany Awake, America Asleep?

Posted on July 25 at 10:52 a.m.

Even though Germany has every right to be pissed at the USA concerning the current conduct of our Government, so should Americans.

Our ship of foreign policy that has no rudder, leaving the free world scratching its head, while Rome burns our Commander and Chief jets around hosting fundraisers instead of instilling the confidence our allies need and that we have a plan and more so are on the same Team.

All is not well in Germany and has not been for some time. Google "Deutsche Bank Suffers From Litany of Reporting Problems" and also look at the massive "Derivatives Exposure" of said bank.

Their balance sheet instead of being cleaned up has gotten worse, which could bring Germany to its economic knees very quickly. The EU is an economic mess, their eastern neighbors need a united front and their ally the USA is MIA.

On Germany Awake, America Asleep?

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