All posts by nedhamson

Activist, writer, researcher, addicted to sharing information and facts.

Rock hound collectors meet up on Amplify! Grin

Fun when your social tool enables you to meet new friends. In this case strange folks, like me who dig in the earth to find semi-precious stones, fossils, as well as gem stones. Horse Canyon Agate is beautiful and named, as are many stones, for its location and unique qualities. I collected lots of it before the area was developed for homes. Still have stones that resemble those shown here. Horse Canyon got its name from pre-historic horse-like animal identified from fossils found near the site as well. They died out and Spanish brought horses back to North America.

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Self collected Agate from the world famous Horse Canyon Agate beds of Tehachapi, CA. Closed twice in the 60’s.
Horse Canyon Moss Agate 753  :  A bit more of the classic Moss Agate in this traditional cab with a darker Agate base.
Horse Canyon Moss Agate 732  :  Another of the Moss against the Milky background.  Very showy material with no undercutting on the moss.

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Photos stored in camera for 68 years – Pearl Harbour Bombing

WOW! (More pics and story on site) Yes Super wow. Reminds me that the Japanese government still has not apologized for the attack, the deaths that day and the 50,000 plus American casualties during the Pacific war.

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Photos stored in camera for 68 years – Pearl Harbour Bombing

Isn’t it amazing how a film could last so long in a camera without disintegrating?   

Fantastic photos taken 68 years ago. Some of you will have to go to a museum to see what a Brownie camera looked like?
Here is a simple picture of what we are talking about. . .
 

 
These photos are absolutely incredible… Read text below the first picture and then at the end.

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Photos stored in camera for 68 years – Pearl Harbour Bombing

WOW! (More pics and story on site) Yes Super wow. Reminds me of what Japanese government still has not apologized for for the attack, the deaths that day and the 50,000 plus American casualties during the Pacific war.

Amplify’d from beforeitsnews.com

Photos stored in camera for 68 years – Pearl Harbour Bombing

Isn’t it amazing how a film could last so long in a camera without disintegrating?   

Fantastic photos taken 68 years ago. Some of you will have to go to a museum to see what a Brownie camera looked like?
Here is a simple picture of what we are talking about. . .
 

 
These photos are absolutely incredible… Read text below the first picture and then at the end.

See more at beforeitsnews.com

 

Photos stored in camera for 68 years – Pearl Harbour Bombing

WOW! (More pics and story on site) Yes Super wow. Reminds me of what Japanese government still has not apologized for for the attack, the deaths that day and the 50,000 plus American casualties during the Pacific war.

Amplify’d from beforeitsnews.com

Photos stored in camera for 68 years – Pearl Harbour Bombing

Isn’t it amazing how a film could last so long in a camera without disintegrating?   

Fantastic photos taken 68 years ago. Some of you will have to go to a museum to see what a Brownie camera looked like?
Here is a simple picture of what we are talking about. . .
 

 
These photos are absolutely incredible… Read text below the first picture and then at the end.

See more at beforeitsnews.com

 

Voices of Peace in Afghanistan: Dear President Obama

It will not be pretty but we should be trying to get everyone to the table, as we should in Israel/Palestine too.

A glance at the conflict in Afghanistan

US policy questioned by academics and researchers

The following letter was sent today to the President of the United States by a group of academics, journalists and NGO workers:
we ask you to sanction and support a direct dialogue and negotiation with the Afghan Taliban leadership residing in Pakistan.
discussions about Afghanistan’s political future must include all parties and not just be a quick-fix deal with members of the insurgency.
It is time to implement an alternative strategy that would allow the United States to exit Afghanistan while safeguarding its legitimate security interests.

Read more at circlingthelionsden.blogspot.com

 

Citizen Crackdown on Corporate Welfare Cash Coming?

Follow the money – who’s getting bribed to leave or come to your community? Who are the biggest corporate freeloaders and where are they? Find out and see if you are getting your money’s worth. Last time Cincinnati gave Cincinnati Bell a subsidy to stay in town it then was able to hire a few thousand people to work in its Philippines call center subsidiary.

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Introducing Subsidy Tracker

I am happy to announce that my colleagues and I at Good Jobs First have just introduced such a resource. Subsidy Tracker is the first national search engine for determining where a company has gotten economic development subsidies around the country.

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How much antibiotic drugs are in your burger, meatball, whatever?

Way too much and it is making us more likely to let loose some superbugs whose job will be to super-balance the system – that means big trouble for burger eaters – aka: humans – us.

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News break: FDA estimates US livestock get 29 million pounds of antibiotics per year

That’s a lot.

The reason why antibiotic use on farms is a concern, of course, is because such use stimulates the emergence of drug-resistant organisms that move off the farm in animals, in groundwater, in dust, on the wind and in the systems and on the clothes of those who work there, and makes new resistance factors available to be swapped among bacteria.

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Captain Cat’s Diaries – Afghanistan For Real

Captain Cat – a female NGO worker shares her diary on occasion – filled with her up close relationships with Afghan people. Her observations can tell you more about what is and is not happening in Afghanistan than most accounts you may find. Read and see how little we seem to understand the complexity and simplicity of Afghans and their situation today, 100 years ago and probably 50 years from now.

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Pieces of Paktia

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Some days ago my friend learnt that Paktia and Khost’s Mangal tribe has been asked (reportedly by Pakistan’s not-so-secret-anymore intelligence services) to lead an aggressive anti-Shia surge in exchange for land in the upper Kurram, as well as a monopoly on trade in Parachinar, a bustling market town and Shia stronghold.
I wonder how these women live in this forced communality.
I am silently outraged at their prison-like existence, and want to scream at their men for these lives unlived, faces unseen.
The women ask me not to leave and hug me tightly; the matriarch gives me an imploring look, and I kiss her cheeks.
when I look back
they have already vanished.  

Read more at captaincat.typepad.com