I took these two Saturday's ago while walking the landing with Brigid. Any idiot (me) with a cheap digital (panasonic) camera can do it. I'm not Ansel Adams, but even posted online and looked at on the computer screen, they're pretty decent. None of the photos were cropped, manipulated, or computer enhanced.
The first five taken walking north; the first four at exactly 6:41pm.
At the top of the Landing, at the 9/11 Memorial, six minutes later - 6:47.
Then on the way back south to the parking lot -now it's 6:57.
Then the one picture of Brigid - a blurry mess! I better stick to sunsets!! The sun doesn't move too fast.
Next time I'm on the Landing at sunset I'll take some with my phone and compare.
Two of the six runs against Niese were unearned due to a quartet of Mets errors -- one each from Wilmer Flores, Eric Campbell, Murphy and Cuddyer. Campbell later forgot how many outs there were while on first base in the sixth, leading to an easy inning-ending double play on Flores' routine flyout to right.
Forgot how many outs there were? Casey Stengel must be shaking his head...
From my brother Jim, who writes: "Remember these are mostly entertainment industry leftists involved in this matter…………..once again we see liberals who are capitalists with their own money. A higher mandated wage, they say, will cause job loss and theater closings...........wow.
Very interesting, as they present the conservative argument against raising the minimum wage. Not what you'd expect from actors on the L.A. scene.
To my mind, raising minimum wage vs. more jobs - that's a tough call.
With leaders of the national stage actors' union poised to deliberate Tuesday on a new $9 hourly minimum wage in small Los Angeles theaters, the rank and file in L.A. has voted overwhelmingly against the pay hike.
The 2,046 to 1,075 vote by local Actors' Equity Assn. members was only advisory. The Actors' Equity national governing council still has the authority to change the pay rules for L.A. members, who for decades have performed for token amounts in theaters of 99 seats or fewer.
The $9 minimum would apply to rehearsals as well as performances. It would replace a system that pays $7 to $15 for each performance, depending on the ticket price and seating capacity, and nothing for rehearsals that can consume scores of hours.
The new wage could quadruple what actors earn from a typical production.
But opponents say a change could backfire on actors by shutting down the most economically fragile theaters and putting the rest under pressures that would drain much of the flavor and adventure from L.A.'s small-theater menu. They warn that producers would no longer put on shows requiring large casts and that their main concern would become ensuring a safe box-office return instead of picking plays that embody creative experimentation and risk.
Bill Clinton was paid at least $26 million in speaking fees by companies and organizations that are also major donors to the foundation he created after leaving the White House, according to a Washington Post analysis of public records and foundation data.
The amount, about one-quarter of Clinton’s overall speaking income between 2001 and 2013, demonstrates how closely intertwined Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable work has become with their growing personal wealth.
The possible existence of intelligent aliens and extraterrestrial civilizations, on the other hand, remains much more controversial and is scarcely funded at all. Even so, for more than a half-century a small, scattered contingent of astronomers has gone against the grain, engaging in a search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). SETI chiefly looks for chatty cosmic cultures that might be beaming messages around our region of the galaxy using radio waves or laser pulses. But its interstellar eavesdropping has yet to detect any signals that withstand close scrutiny. Even if brimming with life, to us, the galaxy seems to be a very quiet, rather lonely place.
Now, new results suggest this loneliness may extend out into the universe far beyond our galaxy or, instead, that some of our preconceptions about the behaviors of alien civilizations are deeply flawed. After examining some 100,000 nearby large galaxies a team of researchers lead by The Pennsylvania State University astronomer Jason Wright has concluded that none of them contain any obvious signs of highly advanced technological civilizations. Published in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, it is by far the largest of study of its kind to date—earlier research had only cursorily investigated about a hundred galaxies.
For mental illness, only 34 percent would consider helping the patient die, and 40 percent would help someone with early-stage dementia to die. The rate was slightly lower for late-stage dementia, at 33 percent.
Only?! Good grief.
More alarming statistics in a couple of more paragraphs, if you hit the link.
Friday evening there was a very nice event held in the Stepinac Chapel to an overflow crowd of players and family members. And of course, then down to the cafeteria for a nosh. Fr. Collins, the President of Stepinac spoke briefly and wisely at hte Chapel - most important line being "don't give the ring to a girlfriend" and then head coach Mike O'Donnell called each player up for their ring.
Here's Brigid having a look at Tim's as everyone exited the Chapel.
Brigid took this "Lords of the Ring" shot! Pretty cool. (Tim had forgotten his jersey). The rings are pretty big.
And here's Brigid with head coach O'D. In the cafeteria he addressed the crowd quite emotionally, talking about the boys, their accomplishments and their futures.
For size comparison, Brigid is 5 feet tall and was wearing 2 inch heels. She weighs about 105 lbs.
This had to do with high school students protesting the shooting and killing of Tony Robinson.they evidently actively resisted police efforts to move them. Going limp is fine (in my book) with law enforcement having to carry you off; physical resistance is not.
“Civil disobedience is a symbolic non-violent violation of the law,” Soglin said. “The act must be nonviolent, open and visible, illegal, performed for the moral purpose of protesting an injustice, and done with the expectation of being punished.”
“Resistance is not part of civil disobedience,” he said.
He lives with his wife in Croton-on-Hudson surrounded by 900 acres of forest, where he moved to raise his two sons — ages 21 and 18 — with survival skills useful in case of a societal catastrophe, teaching them to make shelter and hunt prey.
For his episode in the Colombian Amazon, he endured temperatures that dropped to 60 degrees at night (which is chilly when you have no clothes) and hit 100 degrees during the day, went three days without food, and faced his greatest fear, bats — all for mere bragging rights (contestants receive only a small stipend for their troubles).
The Supreme Court will soon be deciding just that question. And Anderson, a 33-year-old scholar at the Heritage Foundation, has emerged as a leading voice for those who resent being labeled hopelessly old-fashioned — or, worse, bigoted — for believing that marriage should be only between a man and a woman.
“Gays and lesbians undoubtedly have been discriminated against,” Anderson says. “But marriage is not part of that discrimination.”
His appeal in part owes something to counter-programming. A Princeton graduate with a doctorate in economic policy from Notre Dame, his views are at odds with other elite academics with whom he has so much in common. They are the opposite of those in his demographic. A devout Catholic, he nonetheless believes it a losing argument to oppose the legality of same-sex marriage on religious or moral grounds.
Anderson contends that he does not need to prove that his view of marriage is the correct one, only that the Constitution permits states to endorse it. “We’re having a national conversation about this, and that shouldn’t be short-circuited by the Supreme Court,” he says.
That's pretty much his basic point - that the issue should be decided in the states, not by the Supreme Court. Which I happen to agree with.
Good for Tim. At a Harrison HS meet he uncorked two big throws - first 46' 7" to beat his best from the winter, by four inches. And then another throw of 47' 5 & 1/2". He easily won the meet - no one else reached 40'. It's surprising because the best he'd thrown in meets this outdoor season is 43' 5", and he has been concentrating on the javelin. BUT the day before (so he tells me) he had a good session throwing the 16 lb. shot - the high school competition shot is "only" 12 lb.
This gets Tim up to #25 in the state, at least for the moment. And at - for now - #2 in the javelin.