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What Geology Has to Say About Building a 1,000-Mile Wall on the Mexican Border

Much of the resistance to Drumpf’s edicts comes not from the media, or Democrats, or the millions of people who voted against him, it comes from science. You know, actual facts, not ‘alternative’ (i.e. made up) facts. Many of the … Continue reading

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Awesome .gif’s of Old B&W Photos Transitioned to Color

  Watching the transition of these vintage images from B&W to color brings them alive. Source: Dynamichrome by Jordan Lloyd “The craft of adding color to black and white photographs has been around as long as the medium of photography. … Continue reading

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Rare Tribal and Asian Art at the 2017 San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show

The 2017 San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show opens at Fort Mason Center on February 9 with a wondrous assortment of art from a variety of indigenous sources. Says John Strusinski, who founded Los Angeles-based Primary Source 28 year … Continue reading

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Hermosas Mujeres y Sus Trajes de Baño (Capítulo 10)

For the 10th collection here of beautiful women of the past, I present the bathing beauty edition. Ample proof that it is not the amount of bare skin presented that defines sexiness. The first section is from the Golden Age of Hollywood: The … Continue reading

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THOUSANDS of Brave Soldiers Now Banned by Drumpf

President Trump’s much-feared Muslim immigration ban, among other things pretty much shuts down any immigration to the United States from Iraq. This includes THOUSANDS of Iraqis who acted as interpreters for our soldiers. At the time, they were promised that … Continue reading

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Happy Alexander Hamilton Day!

Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755. He was an American statesman and one of my favorite Founding Fathers. Hamilton was born out of wedlock in Charlestown, British West Indies, to a mother of French Huguenot and British ancestry,and a … Continue reading

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‘Hollyweed’ sign prankster arrested

LOS ANGELES (AFP).- Los Angeles police on Monday arrested a local artist suspected of a New Year’s Day prank in which he altered the letters of the famous Hollywood sign to read “Hollyweed.” Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, was booked on … Continue reading

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Ten Years After: Remembering Pablo Heising

On Boxing Day 2006 my friend Pablo Heising walked out of the Cole Café, laughing at a joke told to him by the Captain of Park Station SFPD, took a sip of his morning latté, and died. The cop gave … Continue reading

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Understanding an Overlooked Period of Islamic History

According to most history books, the Islamic empire came to an official end with the Mongol conquests of the Middle East during the mid-13th century. Although by this time the empire had well-surpassed its Golden Age and had entered into … Continue reading

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Amazonian ‘Stonehenge’- the Rego Grande Sun Stones

It pleases me greatly that I have lived long enough to see that modern scientists have come to understand that before it was tropical rainforest the Amazon was a cultivated landscape. A huge complex of cities and farms connected by advanced … Continue reading

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