JUST LIFE

"We love the things we love for what they are."
-Robert Frost
alea-itica-est:

cartoonpolitics:

"The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous." .. (George Orwell)

"The executive branch claims that they have the right to bomb anyone, anywhere, anytime, for secret reasons, based on secret evidence, in a secret process carried out by unidentified officials." -Rosa BrooksNot to mention there are discrepancies as to how civilian casualties are calculated. A male of a certian age in the vicinity of “known terrorists” is presumed guilty and are not counted as civillian casualties. We need to fix this.

alea-itica-est:

cartoonpolitics:

"The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous." .. (George Orwell)

"The executive branch claims that they have the right to bomb anyone, anywhere, anytime, for secret reasons, based on secret evidence, in a secret process carried out by unidentified officials." -Rosa Brooks
Not to mention there are discrepancies as to how civilian casualties are calculated. A male of a certian age in the vicinity of “known terrorists” is presumed guilty and are not counted as civillian casualties.
We need to fix this.

(Source: editorialcartoonists.com)

mpimikaylahw:

The Celtic Cross


        The Celtic Cross originated from Ireland. The Celtic islands and other countries (Scotland and England) also have the Celtic Cross as a good luck symbol or charm. The Celtic Cross is a strong symbol representing the Irish culture, faith, and history. The Celtic Cross got its symbolism from St. Patrick who created it. Long ago, the Druid priests used rocks to mark their property. There was one circular rock that they worshiped. To bring the priests to Christianity, St. Patrick carved the cross into the rock. The Celtic cross does not bring good luck but it is a symbol of the good qualities and hardships that the Irish had to overcome. 
      The Celtic Cross represents wisdom, god/goddess, self, and nature at each end point of the cross. The power of the cross comes from the center. It is believed that if you wear the cross, then in the center, it converges the energies into one. The energies that are converged are the different stations of the cross (wisdom, god/goddess, self, and nature) and also, hope, life, honor, faith, unity, balance, transition, temperance, ascension, and navigation. The navigation can mean many things, spiritual navigation, cyclical navigation, and time navigation. It is also believed that the vertical bar of the cross represents time. The west represents the past, the middle is the present, and the east is the future. 
         With the help of this symbolic image of their culture, the Irish have spiritually become one with themselves. The Celtic Cross is the symbol of Ireland’s religions, struggle, and qualities of strength, courage, and happiness.

                                    Works Cited
“Celtic Cross Meaning.” What’s-Your-Sign.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.

"Celtic Symbols and Meanings." Celtic Colours. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.

Cross Meaning. Digital image. What’s-Your-Sign.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2014. <http://		www.whats-your-sign.com/celtic-cross-meaning.html>.

Druid. Digital image. Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2014. <http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/		Druid>.

Free Digital Maps. Digital image. 123DigitalMaps. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2014. <https://www.		123digitalmaps.com/free-maps/country-maps/free-digital-map-ireland-706>.

A History and Symbolism of the Celtic Cross and Its Use of Modern Tattoos. Digital image. 

Tribal-Celtic-Tattoo. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2014. <http://www.tribal-celtic-tattoo.com          		CelticCrossTattoo.htm>.

"Say Good Luck in Irish Gaelic." Bright Hub Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.

mpimikaylahw:

The Celtic Cross


The Celtic Cross originated from Ireland. The Celtic islands and other countries (Scotland and England) also have the Celtic Cross as a good luck symbol or charm. The Celtic Cross is a strong symbol representing the Irish culture, faith, and history. The Celtic Cross got its symbolism from St. Patrick who created it. Long ago, the Druid priests used rocks to mark their property. There was one circular rock that they worshiped. To bring the priests to Christianity, St. Patrick carved the cross into the rock. The Celtic cross does not bring good luck but it is a symbol of the good qualities and hardships that the Irish had to overcome.
The Celtic Cross represents wisdom, god/goddess, self, and nature at each end point of the cross. The power of the cross comes from the center. It is believed that if you wear the cross, then in the center, it converges the energies into one. The energies that are converged are the different stations of the cross (wisdom, god/goddess, self, and nature) and also, hope, life, honor, faith, unity, balance, transition, temperance, ascension, and navigation. The navigation can mean many things, spiritual navigation, cyclical navigation, and time navigation. It is also believed that the vertical bar of the cross represents time. The west represents the past, the middle is the present, and the east is the future.
With the help of this symbolic image of their culture, the Irish have spiritually become one with themselves. The Celtic Cross is the symbol of Ireland’s religions, struggle, and qualities of strength, courage, and happiness.

Works Cited
“Celtic Cross Meaning.” What’s-Your-Sign.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.

"Celtic Symbols and Meanings." Celtic Colours. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.

Cross Meaning. Digital image. What’s-Your-Sign.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2014. <http:// www.whats-your-sign.com/celtic-cross-meaning.html>.

Druid. Digital image. Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2014. <http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Druid>.

Free Digital Maps. Digital image. 123DigitalMaps. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2014. <https://www. 123digitalmaps.com/free-maps/country-maps/free-digital-map-ireland-706>.

A History and Symbolism of the Celtic Cross and Its Use of Modern Tattoos. Digital image.

Tribal-Celtic-Tattoo. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2014. <http://www.tribal-celtic-tattoo.com CelticCrossTattoo.htm>.

"Say Good Luck in Irish Gaelic." Bright Hub Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.

celtichistory:

The lands of Brittany: the four Breton-speaking lands, Léon, Cornouaille, Tréguier and the Vannetais; and the five Gallo-speaking lands, of Saint-Brieuc, Saint-Malo, Dol, Rennes and Nantes.

celtichistory:

The lands of Brittany: the four Breton-speaking lands, Léon, Cornouaille, Tréguier and the Vannetais; and the five Gallo-speaking lands, of Saint-Brieuc, Saint-Malo, Dol, Rennes and Nantes.

peashooter85:

A pair of ornate percussion muzzleloading pistols manufactured by Husqvarna.  Formerly owned by King Oscar II or Sweden, mid 19th century.

(Source: hermann-historica.de)

iammyfather:

saveplanetearth:

IT CAN BE DONE: Naysayers will claim the U.S. does not have enough solar and wind to replace fossil fuels, but Germany has shown the world that clean energy can indeed power a robust economy. Thanks to heavy state and private investment in solar energy, the cloudy country can now generate 50% of its energy from solar on a sunny day! @ Earth Justice

Before someone says “50%, so what?”  figure the US&#160;:
Key indicators July 2014% change fromJuly 2013Total net generation thousand megawatthours384,839-2.3%Residential retail pricecents/kilowatthour13.053.5%Retail salesthousand megawatthours347,151-2.4%Natural gas consumptionthousand cubic feet870,103-7.3%Coal consumptionthousand tons81,631-1.9%Cooling degree-days308
-12.3%

Imagine a 25% drop of the above figures on  regular basis.
http://www.eia.gov/electricity/

iammyfather:

saveplanetearth:

IT CAN BE DONE: Naysayers will claim the U.S. does not have enough solar and wind to replace fossil fuels, but Germany has shown the world that clean energy can indeed power a robust economy. Thanks to heavy state and private investment in solar energy, the cloudy country can now generate 50% of its energy from solar on a sunny day! @ Earth Justice

Before someone says “50%, so what?”  figure the US :

Key indicators July 2014% change from
July 2013Total net generation 
thousand megawatthours384,839-2.3%Residential retail price
cents/kilowatthour13.053.5%Retail sales
thousand megawatthours347,151-2.4%Natural gas consumption
thousand cubic feet870,103-7.3%Coal consumption
thousand tons81,631-1.9%Cooling degree-days308

-12.3%

Imagine a 25% drop of the above figures on  regular basis.

http://www.eia.gov/electricity/

science-junkie:

Inside a Changing Autumn Leaf
One of the great wonders of life is watching the leaves change colors in the fall. When temperatures get cool, chlorophyll begins to break down revealing the underlying pigments in the plants’ sap. This depiction of the inner-workings of a maple leaf shows the process in action.
Sorce: SciAm Blog Network

science-junkie:

Inside a Changing Autumn Leaf

One of the great wonders of life is watching the leaves change colors in the fall. When temperatures get cool, chlorophyll begins to break down revealing the underlying pigments in the plants’ sap. This depiction of the inner-workings of a maple leaf shows the process in action.

Sorce: SciAm Blog Network

andrysb24:

down-sizing:

Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.

canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus

andrysb24:

down-sizing:

Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.

canon Jesus is better than fandom Jesus

(Source: worshipyeezus, via parkingstrange)