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SUNDAY, AUG. 10, 2008

Evening Reverie, August 10, 2008

Good evening, Netizens...I never mentioned to anyone that today Garry and Terresa-Monroe Hamilton and myself were going on a marvelous escapade, something over which we had meditated for several days. One of my most favorite games, other than perhaps Scrabble on cold, snowy nights with…

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A Proportionate Response in Georgia...

Good morning, Netizens...In today's Picture of the Day, a wounded Georgian woman lies in front of an apartment building damaged by a Russian airstrike in the northern Georgian town of Gori. Neighbors later came to her aid and helped evacuate her to a safe area.…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 9, 2008

FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2008

War in Georgia heats up...

Good morning, everyone...So... wondering this morning what any/all of you make of the facts of Russian Tanks rolling into Georgia?? Some not clear reference to us having just taken out U.S. troops that were there "training" the Georgians.. Where did I miss that interesting "intervention's"…

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Picture of the day... August 8, 2008

Good morning, Netizens...In this morning's Picture of the Day Tibetan exiles participate in a protest against the Beijing Olympic Games in New Delhi, India. Thousands of Tibetan exiles demonstrated in Nepal and India on Thursday, demanding religious rights and saying China should not be allowed…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2008

Picture of the day... August 7, 2008

Good morning, Netizens...Our Picture of the Day today is a simple, expressive photograph of a solitary tree in the Palouse. It has been one of my favorite images since it first appeared in the Seattle P-I. (October 15, 2007) Mike Kane/Seattle Post-IntelligencerThere are places in…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6, 2008

Kick-start Reverie--Hump Day...

Good morning, Netizens...Having written yet another piece about Spokane, and having had a chance to catch my breath, I head immediately for The Virtual Ballroom and Espresso Bar simply for no other reason than, contrary to what it might seem to some, it is home…

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Picture of the day August 6, 2008

In today's Picture of the Day a three-month-old Amur tiger cub lounges in a chair at the Pittsburgh Zoo on Tuesday. Amur tigers, more commonly know as Siberian tigers, are a critically endangered species due to habitat destruction and illegal fur trade. (AP Photo/Gene J.…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 2008

Spokane City News August 5, 2008

Good morning, Netizens...Isn't it wonderful to live in the City of Spokane where our heartfelt messages of disdain and contempt can be heard by members of the City Council? During last night's City Council meeting, had Mayor Mary Verner had her way, we could have…

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MONDAY, AUG. 4, 2008

Spokane morning news--Monday August 4, 2008

Good morning, Netizens...Things are heating up in the banking industry again. Friday the FDIC closed a small Florida bank. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp said First Priority Bank had $259 million in assets and $227 million in deposits and its failure will cost the federal…

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Picture of the Day August 4, 2008

In this morning's Picture of the Day, Maj. Terry Davis kisses his five-week-old son, Trevor Ethan Davis, before being deployed to Iraq at the Humboldt, Tenn. National Guard Armory on Sunday. Davis left with the 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battallion for a year of service.…

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SUNDAY, AUG. 3, 2008

Picture of the Day August 3, 2008

Good morning Netizens...In today's Picture of the Day Ray Schnittker drives Deweycheatumnhowe, to a win, in the Hambletonian horse race on Saturday at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. (August 02, 2008)Associated Press. Pretty hard to “mess” with such a picture, isn't it? The driver…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 2, 2008

Answering criticism...

Good afternoon, Netizens...Green Libertarian wrote, quoting Bob writes:Might this fill a better niche if it focused more on Spokane related issues, similar to what DFO does for North Idaho on Huckleberries Online, and steer clear of geopolitics?Just a suggestion.Posted by Bob | 2 Aug 7:55…

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Anniversary day we'd rather forget...

Good morning, everyone...This was a “small” bomb by today's standards of modern warfare. Yes, David Brookbank, the United States has been the only country ever to use an atomic weapons in a time of war, and on this date, allowing for the International Dateline, we…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 1, 2008

You're the Jury...How do you vote?

(Rev. Herman Lewis in better days)Good morning, Netizens...A former Spokane pastor was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison by Spokane County Superior Court Judge Tari Eitzen.Herman Lewis was found guilty last month of first- and second-degree assault and attempted rape for trying to rape…

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Quote of the Day August 1, 2008

Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman. Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850),…

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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008

Picture of the Day July 31, 2008

In today's Picture of the Day, the so-called 'Trees of Love' with padlocks placed by newlyweds to seal their love, are seen across Luzhkov bridge in downtown Moscow, Wednesday. A recent Russian tradition involves newlyweds placing a padlock at one of the iron trees on…

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2008

Early morning reverie July 30, 2008

Good morning, Netizens...It was a bit cold this morning as I wandered into the Virtual Garden from the street, with the Nehi Cola Thermometer proudly hanging from over the doorway to the Virtual Ballroom sitting at just 52 degrees. I chuckled to myself at seeing…

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Iran's Nuclear Capability...

Good morning, Netizens...Originally I wasn't going to touch this scenario because we have discussed the electromagnetic pulse war scenario somewhat before, but now it seems there might be that plans in Iran might be destined that way. Let's set the stage briefly with the name…

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TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008

Could this happen HERE?

Good evening, Netizens...A brief review of Sunday's incident where Jim D. Adkisson killed 2 people with a shotgun before being wrestled to the floor:KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A gunman opened fire at a church youth performance Sunday and killed two people, including a man who witnesses…

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