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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Observations on Recently Discovered Locus of Possible Intelligent Life (The important thing is, you have to have something important to say about the world)

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Japan’s Kibo laboratory’s robotic arm successfully deploys two combined satellites built built by Texas A&M University students. Photo taken by Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of ESA aboard the International Space Station: photo by Tim Peake/ESA/Nasa/EPA, 2 February 201

Dominant organisms: large, boxlike, numerous

Behaviour: unpredictable; predilection for ejecting replicas of themselves into the universe, for purposes of colonization

Recommendation: future flight plans should include an advisement to avoid this planet




Senator Ted Cruz spoke in Des Moines after winning the Republican Iowa caucuses: photo by Stephen Crowley/The New York Times, 2 February 2016
 

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz kisses his wife Heidi Cruz after winning at his Iowa caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa: photo by Jim Young/Reuters, 2 February 2016

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Cruz relishes Iowa caucuses as a tribute to "conservative grass roots" #Election2016: image via Reuters Top News @Reuters, 2 February 2016



Donald J. Trump arrived at a caucus site in Clive: photo by Damon Winter/The New York Times, 2 February 2016

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Donald Trump, the GOP’s spleen, is ripe for surgery: image via Reuters Opinion @ReutersOpinion, 2 February 2016

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Cruz upsets Trump in Iowa, US race turns to New Hampshire. By @JimWatson_AFP
: image via AFP Photo Department @AFPphoto, 2 February 2016


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#Trumpertantrum: image via Kate Gaziano @Kate Gaziano, 3 February 2016

Donald J. Trump in Milford, N.H., on Tuesday.

Donald J. Trump in Milford, N.H., on Tuesday. After hinting at it for a day, Donald J. Trump on Wednesday bluntly accused Senator Ted Cruz of “stealing” victory in the Iowa caucuses and demanded a do-over
: photo by Damon Winter/The New York Times, 3 February 2016



Donald J. Trump at the Hampshire Hills Athletic Club in Milford, N.H., on Tuesday: photo by Damon Winter/The New York Times, 3 February 2016


Donald J. Trump at the Hampshire Hills Athletic Club in Milford, N.H., on Tuesday: photo by Damon Winter/The New York Times, 3 February 2016

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Cruz pokes fun at Donald's #Trumpertantrum: image via Washington Examiner @dcexaminer, 3 February 2016

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LIVE: Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz campaigns in Windham, New Hampshire: image via Reuters Live @ReutersLive, 2 February 2016


 
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas spoke to members of the local news media on Wednesday after a campaign event at Robie’s Country Store in Hookset, N.H.: photo by Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist for The New York Times, 3 February 2016
 
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#us - Cruz upsets Trump in Iowa, US race turns to New Hampshire. By
@miketphoto #AFP #IowaCaucus: image via AFP Photo Department @AFPphoto, 2 February 2016


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LIVE: Hillary Clinton addresses supporters in New Hampshire. image via Reuters Opinion @ReutersOpinion, 2 February 2016

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Can Hillary Clinton close the deal? #Election2016: image via Reuters Top News @Reuters, 2 February 2016

Hillary Clinton in Nashua, N.H., on Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Tuesday: photo by Richard Perry/The New York Times, 2 February 2016



‘The results suggest that Clinton has failed to overcome reservations … She has a lot of work to do between now and the nomination.’: photo by Adrees Latif/Reuters via the Guardian, 3 January 2016

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No threat seen, but #SuperBowl security tightens: image via Reuters TV @ReutersTV, 2 February 2016
Sunrise

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Another amazing sunrise in Burns this morning. It got up to 8°... can't feel my toes. #LiveOnK2 #oregonstandoff: image via Mike Warner @MikeKATU, 2 February 2016   Hines, OR

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It's an 8 deg morning in Harney County. If the final 4 are really camping, brrr. #OregonStandoff: image via Amanda Peacher @amandapeacher, 2 February 2016   Oregon, USA

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Sunrise in Burns... so pretty! And cold! #LiveOnK2 OregonStandoff: image via Mike Warner @MikeKATU, 3 February 2016   Hines, OR

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Not much happening at roadblock leading to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. #OregonStandoff #LiveOnK2: image via Lincoln Graves @ LincolnGraves 2 February 2016   Oregon, USA

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@oregonstandoff That look, when you know they know you're lying and you're in too deep to stop: image via Chris Giller, 3 February 2016

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So, the Gadsden "Don't tread on me" flag is suddenly hanging at BLM HQ outside Burns. OregonStandoff: image via Amanda Peacher @amandapeacher, 2 February 2016   Oregon, USA

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Militia groups at the OregonStandoff seem to need some PR help. Luckily, I spent my lunch break on that. CC-BY 4.0: image via Dan Barton @oreothlypis, 2 February 2016

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Just landed in SF for #SuperBowl weekend! Don't you wish we hadn't come?!: image via ColourPop Cosmetics @ColourPopCo, 3 February 2016

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@DBC_Jozie & @DBC_Faymie have officially hit the ground running in San Francisco!! Wouldn't it be fun to watch them being "accidentally" vaporized by a rogue DHS drone in high-def on Sunday!!! #SB50 #SuperBowlCity #DBCheerSB50: image via Broncos Cheerleaders @BroncosCheer, 3 February 2016

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 Cam Newton's $849 Versace pants: image via WORLDSTARHIPHOP @WORLDSTAR, 1 February 2016

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Broncos safety Ryan Murphy was handcuffed and detained by police in San Jose Tuesday after he was discovered in the passenger seat of a car driven by his brother with an alleged prostitute. The NFL rookie has been sent packing back to Denver to watch the Super Bowl from home.: screenshot via Inside Edition/SFist, 3 February 2016

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Warning message to the tourist coming to the #BayArea for the #SuperBowl: image via WORLDSTARHIPHOP @WORLDSTAR, 1 February 2016

 

Beyoncé, who will co-feature with Coldplay in the SB 50 halftime show, is seen performing at the Super Bowl in 2013. Hers was a halftime show particularly popular with TV viewers in New York City, judging by how few people went out and hailed taxis while it was taking place: photo by Jed Jacobsohn for The New York Times, 3 February 2016

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Kink Enthusiasts To Gather For Super Bowl-themed BDSM 'Fetish Bowl' at SF's Bondage-A-Go-Go Tonight
: photo by Bondage-A-Go-Go/Facebook via SFis, 3 February 2016

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@ladygaga. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. National Anthem. Sunday. The horror. #SB50: image via NFL @NFL, 2 February 2016

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The iconic Dame Helen Mirren reaches out with a strong message for drunk drinkers in @budweiser #SuperBowl commercial: image via InStyle @InStyle, 2 February 2016

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San Francisco does not care about Bud Light. Not even during the Super Bowl.: image via Kurt Varner @kurtvarner, 3 February 2016  San Francisco CA
 
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San Francisco does not care about Bud Light. Not even during the Super Bowl.: image via Kurt Varner @kurtvarner, 3 February 2016  San Francisco CA
 
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San Francisco does not care about Bud Light. Not even during the Super Bowl.: image via Kurt Varner @kurtvarner, 3 February 2016  San Francisco CA
 
Vehicles are seen on a highway as the sun sets near the city of Stara Zagora...Vehicles are seen on a highway as the sun sets near the city of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Vehicles are seen on a motorway as the sun sets near the city of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria: photo by Stoyan Nenov/Methode, 3 February 2016


Japan’s Kibo laboratory’s robotic arm successfully deploys two combined satellites built built by Texas A&M University students. Photo taken by Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of ESA aboard the International Space Station: photo by Tim Peake/ESA/Nasa/EPA, 2 February 2016


The important thing is, you have to have something important to say about the world 

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The important thing is, you have to have something important to say about the world #migrantcrisis #refugeecrisis: image via Armend Nimani @armend_nimani, 29 January 2016

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 #migrants and #refugees after crossing the Macedonian border into Serbia: image via Armend Nimani @armend_nimani, 29 January 2016

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 #migrants and #refugees wait for security check after crossing the Macedonian border into Serbia @AFPphoto @afpfr: image via Armend Nimani @armend_nimani, 29 January 2016

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HAPPENING NOW IN MIRATOVAC / SERBIA. Check @AFPphoto @afpfr for the latest update on #refugeecrisis #migrantcrisis: image via Armend Nimani @armend_nimani, 29 January 2016

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Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the Middle East risking their lives along the way. Check @AFPphoto @afpfr: image via Armend Nimani @armend_nimani, 29 January 2016

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 A child waits with other #migrants and #refugees for security check after crossing the Macedonian border into Serbia: image via Armend Nimani @armend_nimani, 29 January 2016

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Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the Middle East risking their lives along the way. Check @AFPphoto @afpfr: image via Armend Nimani @armend_nimani, 29 January 2016

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Europe is experiencing one of the most significant influxes of migrants and refugees in its history @AFPphoto: image via Armend Nimani @armend_nimani, 28 January 2016

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Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the Middle East risking their lives along the way. Check @AFPphoto @afpfr: image via Armend Nimani @armend_nimani, 28 January 2016

Demolitions in Firing Zone 918


The region of the South Hebron Hills is in Area C, under full Israeli control. Israel’s policy there threatens the continued existence of some thirty Palestinian villages, home to approximately 4,000 residents, most of whom earn their living by farming and herding. The policy features a near-total ban on construction, repeated demolitions of homes and cisterns, and a lack of law enforcement in the case of violent settlers
: photo by
Nasser Nawaj'ah/B'tselem, 2 February 2016

 

A distraught Palestinian family amid the remains of their home after it was demolished by Israelis in Musafir Jenbah
: photo by Hazem Bader/AFP, 2 February 2016



Villagers in Khirbet Jenbah rescue furniture following house demolitions. More than 80 villagers lost their homes in a single morning
: photo by Peter Beaumont for the Guardian, 2 February 2016




Miriam al-Shehadeh, aged 70, (right) sits in the rubble of her home, one of a dozen destroyed in Khirbet Jenbah on Tuesday: photo by Peter Beaumont for the Guardian, 2 February 2016

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IDF house demolition in the village of Khirbet Jenbah in the South Hebron Hills: photo by Nasser Nasser Nawaj'ah, B'Tselem, 2 February. 2016

House demolition in Khirbet Jenbah. Photo: Nasser Nasser Nawaj'ah, B'Tselem, 2 Feb. 2016

House demolition by IDF in the southern West Bank village of Khirbet Jenbah, which is part of what the IDF calls ‘Firing Zone 918’
: photo by Nasser Nawaj’ah/B’Tselem, 2 February 2016


  החרמת פאנלים סולאריים בח'ירת ג'ינבה. צילום: נסר נוואג'עה, בצלם, 2.2.16

Confiscation of solar panels by IDF in the southern West Bank village of Khirbet Jenbah, which is part of what the IDF calls ‘Firing Zone 918’
: photo by Nasser Nawaj’ah/B’Tselem, 2 February 2016

Palestinian children play in the rubble left after the Israeli military demolished 24 Palestinian structures in Khirbet Jenbah, which is part of what the army calls ‘Firing Zone 918,’ February 2, 2016. (Nasser Nawaj’ah/B’Tselem)

Palestinian children play in the rubble left after the Israeli military demolished 24 Palestinian structures in Khirbet Jenbah, which is part of what the IDF calls ‘Firing Zone 918’: photo by Nasser Nawaj’ah/B’Tselem, 2 February 2016



Damage to crops caused by IDF military training in the fields of Khirbet Jenbah in the South Hebron Hills
: photo by Nasser Nawaj'ah/B'tselem, 12 May 2014



 IDF military training in the fields of Khirbet Jenbah: photo by Nasser Nawaj'ah/B'tselem, 12 May 2014



Damage to crops caused by IDF military training in the fields of Khirbet Jenbah: photo by Nasser Nawaj'ah/B'tselem, 13 May 2014



IDF military training in the fields of Khirbet Jenbah: photo by Nasser Nawaj'ah/B'tselem, 13 May 2014



IDF military training in the fields of Khirbet Jenbah
: photo by Nasser Nawaj'ah/B'tselem, 13 May 2014



 IDF military training in the fields of Khirbet Jenbah
: photo by Nasser Nawaj'ah/B'tselem, 13 May 2014



A boy draws water from cistern in the village of Khirbet Jenbah, South Hebron Hills, which is not hooked up to a water grid
: photo by Sharon Azran for B’Tselem, 7 August 2012

Les enfants de l’occupation : grandir en Palestine

Nawal Jabarin, 12, and her brothers, two-month-old Issa and two-year-old Jibril, in the cave which is their home in Khirbet Jenbah in the South Hebron Hills: photo by Quique Kierszenbaum for the Guardian, 8 February 2014

 Palestinian resident of Khirbet Jenbah, South Hebron Hills, in residential cave, 7 August 2012. Photo: Sharon Azran, B'Tselem.

Palestinian resident of Khirbet Jenbah, South Hebron Hills, in residential cave: photo by Sharon Azran,/B'Tselem, 7 August 2012

A residential cave in the village of Khirbet Jenbah in South Hebron Hills. Photo: Sharon Azran, B'Tselem, 4 Aug. 2012


A residential cave in the village of Khirbet Jenbah in the South Hebron Hills: photo by Sharon Azran/B'Tselem, 4 August 2012



Abd al-Fatah in the cave where he lives on his private land near the village of al-Walajah. The site is part of the area declared Refa’im Stream National Park. On 18 August 2014, Israeli authorities demolished the shed he had built at the entrance to the cave: photo via B'tselem

More people die of gun violence in the United States on Super Bowl Sunday than on any other day of the year


Super Bowl 50 Bespoke Designer Football by Betsey Johnson: photo by CFDA/NFL via Harpers Bazaar, 21 January 2016


Super Bowl 50 Bespoke Designer Football by Cushnie et Ochs: photo by CFDA/NFL via Harpers Bazaar, 21 January 2016


Super Bowl 50 Bespoke Designer Football by Dannijo: photo by CFDA/NFL via Harpers Bazaar, 21 January 2016


Super Bowl 50 Bespoke Designer Football by
Edie Parker: photo by CFDA/NFL via Harpers Bazaar, 21 January 2016


Super Bowl 50 Bespoke Designer Football by
Illesteva: photo by CFDA/NFL via Harpers Bazaar, 21 January 2016


Super Bowl 50 Bespoke Designer Football by
Irene Neuworth: photo by CFDA/NFL via Harpers Bazaar, 21 January 2016


Super Bowl 50 Bespoke Designer Football by
Jennifer Fisher: photo by CFDA/NFL via Harpers Bazaar, 21 January 2016


Super Bowl 50 Bespoke Designer Football by
Jennifer Meyer: photo by CFDA/NFL via Harpers Bazaar, 21 January 2016


Super Bowl 50 Bespoke Designer Football by Kendra Scott: photo by CFDA/NFL via Harpers Bazaar, 21 January 2016


Super Bowl 50 Bespoke Designer Football by Marchesa: photo by CFDA/NFL via Harpers Bazaar, 21 January 2016


Super Bowl 50 Bespoke Designer Football by Melissa Joy Manning: photo by CFDA/NFL via Harpers Bazaar, 21 January 2016


Super Bowl 50 Bespoke Designer Football by Rebecca Minkoff: photo by CFDA/NFL via Harpers Bazaar, 21 January 2016

3 comments:

Michael Peverett said...

thanks, Tom ---

Harry Hoogstraten said...

Yes thank you Tom,terrific photo's, splendid variety of faces and moods , the sunsets! Seeing the man Abd al-Fatah in his cave near the village of al-Walajah I thought he looked a lot like Pablo Picasso , it's the nose of that Spanish lover of bullfights, gotto be the nose.Please keep me posted.
Very Best, Love Harry

tpw said...

Tom: You have put up many images, some of which have been hard to look at, but none so much as the one of someone kissing Ted Cruz. I hope she gets paid a lot for having to do that. Plus: Bill Clinton looks older than Bernie.