Final Friday Mashup!

Well, here it is – the Final Friday for September! Today marks a New Moon in Libra, which also happens to be your astrological sign if you have a birthday today.

I have a few things percolating in my mind this morning, so I’ll just toss them out here so that I can clear it! I need fewer distractions in the upcoming weeks, as I plan on doing the NaNoWriMo thing this year – so I want to clear out the dust and cobwebs that are cluttering my poor brain!

Ah, the so-called ‘undecided’ voters…they make me laugh! Seriously, you expect me to believe that you’re still undecided about who to vote for? Yeah, right – hey, if you’re not going to vote, then that’s fine…just quit talking about it if you have no intention on doing so. Otherwise, get out there and vote for whomever you wish – just vote, damnit…VOTE! Bitch about shit the morning of 9 November. Until then, STFU. A lot of people are pretty freakin’ tired of hearing lame excuses on all sides!

Speaking of politics, though, I can safely say that I’m glad to live in Washington State. I’d be cringing in shame if I resided in Maine! Well, actually I wouldn’t, because I wouldn’t have voted for Paul LePage – so his moronic nonsense wouldn’t be my fault. I actually look at the voting records, background, and other pertinent information about politicians from multiple, LEGITIMATE sources…not tabloid bullshit or whacked-out conspiracy theories. A politician’s voting record is relatively easy to find.

Last thing: I registered to vote on my 18th birthday. However, I’ve been politically aware since the age of 10. The school I attended did many mock debates and elections from 5th grade on up, and encouraged us kids to pay attention to politics. Some people out there assume that I know nothing about politics, and have told me so…the non-reasons they gave are beyond laughable, to me!

Next, just a teeny-tiny criticism: people who have no “Like” buttons on their blogs. I fail to understand why they don’t seem to want their posts “Liked,” yet have a comment section which allows for comments to be “Liked.” There are at least five blogs that I follow that don’t have that little “Like” button…I wonder, why the hell not? Why don’t you want readers to “Like” your posts? Inquiring minds want to know, LOL!

Last, but certainly not least – today marks a fairly sad milestone. It has now been 900 days since the 276 girls were kidnapped, at gunpoint, from that school in Chibok, Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram. The lack of coverage about them is shameful, to say the least. Many people out there rail against abductions – but are mysteriously silent when queried about these specific girls.

900 days. Let that number sink in, if you will. 900 days. There are 1,095 days in three years; 1,096 if you count a Leap Year, so these girls have been away from their families and loved ones for nearly three years. I can’t imagine the grief and heartache involved in wondering, daily, where your child is. Imagining the worst, because you know what the abductors are capable of.

900 days.

#BringBackOurGirls

I’ll close with three songs – why? Because it’s Friday, that’s why! Enjoy the tunes…and have a great day and weekend, all.

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Hilarious Portraits of Dogs Catching Treats

LOL – these are great!😎

ALK3R

Christian Vieler is a talented 46-year-old animal and pet photographer and journalist based in Waltrop, Germany. Christan has been shooting amusing photos of dogs for the past four years. Vieler is self-taught, he initially got into pup portraiture completely by accident

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The Friday Who 

Whovians, unite! End this sacrilegious nonsense!
#whoviannotadweek

Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess

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Quiet Billionaire Robert Smith Makes Some Noise with $20 Million Gift to National African American Museum

This is what a REAL billionaire looks like…and does!😎

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In 2013, when the founders of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture were seeking donors, people directed them to one man: Robert F. Smith.

“We kept wondering, ‘Who is this Robert Smith?’ ” said Adrienne Brooks, director of development for the museum. Meeting Smith became a priority, said Lonnie G. Bunch III, the museum’s founding director. “We wanted to meet him. And soon,” Bunch said, laughing.

Soon many more people will know Robert Smith by name as the museum celebrates its grand opening this weekend. The private-equity financier was the museum’s second-biggest private donor, with a $20 million gift. Oprah…

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China vs Japan – Differences Between The Two Countries Aka Differences Of Oriental Cultures.

Learning about different cultures is the best way to know people…especially if you can do so in person, and not from television!😎

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We sometimes become confused after watching China and Japan. So here is the interesting list difference which proves that how both countries ( Japan and China ) are not same.

Food

China vs Japan - Differences Between The Two Countries Aka Differences Of Oriental Cultures.

In China – Peking duck, dim sum, fried rice, century egg and turtle soup

We know only five tastes. Feature of Chinese cuisine is the presence of as many as eight: in addition to sweet, sour, spicy, bitter and salty all Chinese will call you more fragrant taste (well prepared dish has a special flavor), fresh (unlike the taste of rice and bread) and gold (similar to the taste of kumquat ).

In Japan – sushi, rolls and sashimi

The main delights of Japanese cuisine are the dishes of raw fish, the most popular of them – it’s sushi and rolls. During cooking, the fish are not subjected to heat treatment to preserve its natural taste. Also in Japan…

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Historic Moments Captured From a Different Angle

Phenomenal historical photographs…stunning and eye-opening!😎

ALK3R

History is truly incredible, the journeys of those that have been here before us are telling, fascinating, and inspiring. While paintings and writings have been used for years to recap events, there is nothing like a photo to tell a story.

1963 – Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech.Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για martin luther king jr rare

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The Eagles Have Landed~

Breathtaking photographs of the beautiful bald eagles of Vancouver, B.C. – thanks again, Cindy!😎

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Soaring Eagles,

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touch earth,
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for a time,
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but never really,
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leave the sky.
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Their home is always,
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in the clouds.
Cheers to you the stunning eagles of Vancouver Island~
(Note: Dark colored eagle is a juvenile)

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Post-Debate Midweek Music!!!

It’s time for some midweek music…post-debate edition, LOL! Enjoy…

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41 Days To Go…

The first debate is in the books…and, to my knowledge, there are two more to come in these final 41 days of this election fever for the next POTUS. Me, I look for the humorous side to it all – because laughter is the best medicine! Enjoy this clip from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – he has an excellent take on all this, as well!

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Jordan Klepper Talks To Trump Supporters

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Donald Trump’s Post-Debate Spin

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