Indirect Viewing of the Solar Eclipse: Make a Camera Obscura and More Ideas

NASA Television-Online Coverage for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

Mining Awareness +

Aug. 11, 2017
NASA Announces Television Coverage for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse
On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage will be featured during the live four-hour broadcast Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA.

Programming begins at noon EDT with a preview show hosted from Charleston, South Carolina. The main show begins at 1 p.m. and will cover the path of totality the eclipse will take across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. The program will feature views from NASA research aircraft, high-altitude balloons, satellites and specially-modified telescopes. It also will include live reports from Charleston, as well as from Salem, Oregon; Idaho Falls…

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ECLIPSE 101: Safety Recommendations by NASA (Looking Directly at the Sun is Unsafe)

Mining Awareness +

Note that below is their safety recommendations. Use at your own risk. The only 100% safe way is to stay inside and not look out and watch it on TV-online: The indirect viewing is safe, but one must resist the temptation of looking up. The problem with looking directly during the total eclipse is the time is very limited, and the area with a total eclipse, as opposed to partial, is limited. Thus, even looking during a total eclipse carries risk.

Eclipse 101 -Safey:
Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality ( )

The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held…

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WatchWatch “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL (Official Video)” on YouTube

southerncharm79/Jeff's Wife

I alsostandwithmynativeamericanpeopleandmyancestors and the time is now for my tribal nations to rise up let your voices be heard and this Standing Rock video has actually been nominated for the music awards so this is a special video they made their voices heard they stopped the pipelines up in North Dakota yes because you got to protect Mother Earth and the water no pipelines no gasoline in water

#standing_rock#Cherokee_nation #NoDAPL #Amen

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My wish for you . . .



“My wish for you is that you continue.
Continue to be who and how you are,
to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.
Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.”

~ Maya Angelou

Text & image source: Welcome Home

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Serbia: Small Shelter August Food and Vet Appeal – Please Give Thank You.

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)



We have a new fundraising portal for our August Food/Vet Fund Appeal and would be grateful if you would PLEASE consider a donation no matter how small: 🐾

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Don’t Give Place to the Devil!


Ephesians 4:27

You and I never have to fall prey to the devil! If we can shut every door, close every window, and seal every place in our lives through which the enemy would try to access us, we can prevent him from getting into the middle of our affairs.

One of the “entry points” the devil tries to use to enter our lives is relationships. If there is an unresolved issue or an ugly conflict with a loved one or friend, these conflict points often become entry points through which the devil tries to get a foothold in our relationships with those we love. Once the enemy is able to slip in through one of these “cracks” and build an offended place in our minds, then a wall has already begun to be constructed that will eventually separate us from the people we need and love the most.


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The Truth About Lies


The truth is people tell 200 lies a day, study finds.

So stated a recent newspaper article out of London. The study further revealed:

  • On the average, people tell a lie every eight minutes.
  • US $50.00 was “mistakenly” sent to 25 clergy and 25 car salesmen. In both groups, 15 cashed the checks.

The article concluded, “Dishonesty is a fundamental part of life.” Certainly the Scriptures would concur, “Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception… ” (Psalm 12:2)

What are some of the reasons people lie?

  • To manipulate – “Joe, you are one of the last ones to endorse the project. Surely you want to be part of the team.
  • To not offend – “Yes Mary, that is a lovely dress.
  • To withhold a portion of the truth – “Sales are up 20%!

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VIDEO Blessed Are the Peacemakers


Jul 8, 2016

This is the eighth video in the Beatitudes video series: Blessed Are the Peacemakers. This video series is an expansion and fleshing out of the Beatitudes (from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount). The Beatitudes are the famous words of Jesus from His Sermon on the Mount given in Matthew 5:1-12.

Someone sent me an amazing expansion of the Beatitudes (from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount). There have been innumerable (and many famous) interpretations, expansions, and dramatizations of the Gospels, such as The Robe, Ben Hur, The Spear, The Great Fisherman, The Silver Chalice, many TV series, many movies, and even Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ (one of the highest grossing R-rated films in history) drew from multiple sources.

However, this interpretation/expansion/fleshing out of the Beatitudes is the best I have heard yet and it is remarkable. I hope you enjoy it! Please share this with…

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A Prayer for President Trump

Fellowship of the Minds

Please bow your heads, close your eyes, and say this prayer for President Trump and for America:

Heavenly Father,

Your servant, our President Donald J. Trump, is under attack like we’ve never seen before.

Lord, today I come before you to ask that the armies of Heaven are dispatched to do battle against the demons who are trying to destroy your servant, our President Donald J. Trump.

Lord, it says in Your word that where two or three are gathered in Your name and pray according to Your will, it will be done. And today I am joined by thousands who are praying this prayer. We ask that You pour out Your Spirit upon this nation and heal this land so that our president can do the work that we asked him to do.

Lord, he is under attack at every single turn — the Russian investigation, accusations of racism…

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Missouri demorat state senator says she hopes Trump is assassinated

Fellowship of the Minds

nadal facebook post

Of course her comment wasn’t her fault…it was Trump’s!

From Fox News: A Democratic state senator in Missouri is facing resignation calls for posting on Facebook Thursday that she hopes President Trump is assassinated.

“I hope Trump is assassinated!” state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal wrote.

Chappelle-Nadal eventually deleted the post, but a screenshot was saved and shared on Twitter.

In interviews with local outlets, Chapelle-Nadal said she regretted her post but not her anger at the president. She blamed her outburst on the president’s response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

“I posted something on my personal Facebook and I should not have done that, and for that I am sorry for that,” Chapelle-Nadal told St. Louis television station KMOV. “But I am not going to shy away from what caused that anger at all, I’m not going to shy away from that.”

The Secret Service told the St…

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Washington State University silences researcher to placate ranchers and politicians

Straight from the Horse's Heart


A motion-triggered wildlife camera at the den site of the Profanity Peak pack captures pack members on camera last June 30. Seven pack members were killed by Department of Fish and Wildlife after the wolves killed cattle grazing on public land at the Colville National Forest. (WSU wolf livestock research program)


Outspoken researcher says his university and lawmakers silenced and punished him

By Lynda V. Mapes, Seattle Times environment reporter

By a slow slide of river deep in Washington’s wolf country, Robert Wielgus laughs at the tattoo on his arm of Four Claws, the grizzly that almost killed him.

“I would rather face charging grizzly bears trying to kill me than politicians and university administrators, because it is over quickly,” said Wielgus, director of the Large Carnivore Conservation Lab at Washington State University.

A Harley-riding, self-described adrenaline junkie at home in black motorcycle…

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The Child Slaves That Created Your Electric Car

Nwo Report

(Truth Theory) Whilst the news of Britain’s pledge to ban the sale of both petrol and diesel cars in favour of electric vehicles by 2040 sounds positive at first, reports have stated that there is a very serious downside that has recently been revealed.

According to reports, children as young as four years old are working in mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo in order to check the rocks for signs of cobalt, which is used to create the batteries that power the electric cars. The investigation found that there are currently around 40,000 children working daily in the polluted, dusty mines for as little as 8p a day.

The Daily Mail claimed that the majority of big motor manufacturers producing electric vehicles currently purchase their cobalt from the impoverished central African state, as it is the world’s biggest producer of the chemical element.

The labour…

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ℑudge ℑudy lets dog loose in court to find its REAL owner

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In this viral video, seen by over 7 million people the last few days, Judge Judy lets a little white poodle decide who it’s real owner is when two different families claim the pooch.

Anyone who believes that dogs are stupid or have no feelings should watch this video, which has a tail-wagging happy ending.


via ℑudge ℑudy lets dog loose in court to find its REAL owner 

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Not Even a Creepy Coal Monster Can Save Industry


ramacoThe animated lump of coal that execs are using to sell a new mine in Wyoming. It failed.

Coal is dying and all the buck-toothed (and frankly, creepy) animations in the world can’t revive it.

That doesn’t stop industry from trying, however. And it doesn’t stop their plans from continuing to go down in flames.

Case in point: the coal company, Ramaco, and their attempt to build a new coal mine in Wyoming to turn “Coal into Cars (and a few other things).”

In spite of a slick presentation, including a third-rate animated chunk of coal, it failed as a citizen council chastised the company for not being a “good neighbor.”

It’s a sign of how the coal industry, try as it may, just can’t get clean.

If you don’t know, Ramaco is a coal company that wants to dig a new mine in Wyoming just outside of the town…

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Federal Court Rules Citizens Have NO Right To Film Politicians & Police In Public

Nwo Report

(True Activist) Contradicting the rulings of six other federal courts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals annihilated free speech rights in upholding a district court decision stating citizens do not have the right to film public officials — politicians, police, and others — in public.

In affirming the decision of the lower court to dismiss, the Eighth Circuit effectively ended free speech activist Matthew Akins’ challenge to the Columbia, Missouri, Police Department, which he accuses of unlawfully stopping and arresting him on multiple occasions — though nearly all charges were later dropped — as he filmed their encounters with the public, in public.

Akins says the spate of arrests and harassment from law enforcement is brazen retaliation for the nature of his activist work — filming officers on the job.

As a journalist and founder of Citizens for Justice in 2011, a group committed to monitoring police for…

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Cool Cats & Dandy Dogs Get Ready for Clear the Shelters Day

Animalista Untamed

Have you been thinking about adding to your family with a new furry? Well, tomorrow, Saturday August 19th is The Day to find yourself that one special pooch or moggie who’s sure to steal your heart away. It’s Clear the Shelters Day, when right across the USA shelters offer free or greatly reduced fees for all would-be adopters. It’s a once-a-year event to find loving homes for every fur baby in the participating shelters. Want to know more about this marvellous scheme? Click here and here

And to prod you in the right direction, here is a selection box of cat and dog trivia, facts and fun to dip into, that I hope will yield up one or two surprises.

Those of us already sharing our homes and lives with a BFF or three are pretty sure we can read them like a book, aren’t we. Every twitch of…

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Investigation opened after decapitated bear found on Haida Gwaii beach

Exposing the Big Game

Another poached bear was discovered on the beach a month ago (WARNING: This story contains graphic imagery)

CBC News Posted: Aug 15, 2017 7:14 PM PT Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017 8:51 AM PT

A decapitated bear carcass was discovered on a beach near Sandspit this week.

A decapitated bear carcass was discovered on a beach near Sandspit this week. (Arlene Erlandson)

Conservation officers in Haida Gwaii are searching for the people responsible for killing and decapitating a black bear, then dumping it on a beach.

The headless carcass was discovered this week at the high tide line, just east of Sandspit, according to Sgt. Kyle Ackles of the Conservation Officer Service.

“The head was removed, but the rest of the bear was intact,” Ackles said. “My understanding is that it’d been there for a couple days.”

Photos of the decapitated bear have been posted on Facebook, prompting outrage from many commenters.

Decapitated bear

The bear was killed with a rifle shot. (Arlene…

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Petition · Judge Jay Quam and Prosecutor Peter Johnson: Justice for Marcus the Cat ·

Petition update · 2017 – Tippah County Still Abusing Domestic Rabbits for Entertainment ·

Mississippi Governor: Please Stop The Tippah County MS Fair Rabbit Scramble
by Linda Sue · 75,671 supporters

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Petition update
2017 – Tippah County Still Abusing Domestic Rabbits for Entertainment
Linda Sue
Florida, FL

Aug 19, 2017 — Please sign the Petition by “In Defense of Animals” at the link below:

*** Organizers and sponsors of the fair, the sheriff, and government officials from the Governor of Mississippi, the District Attorney, and the Animal Board of Health have so-far failed to enforce MSSS 97-41-5, the statute that prohibits the cruel carrying of animals, and MSSS 97-41-1 which outlaws the tormenting of animals. Although the Animal Board of Health had sent materials on the proper handling of rabbits and rabbit care to the children who caught rabbits and chose to take them home last year, it has no enforcement powers, nor the will to intercede and protect animals***.

A disgraceful reminder of the “Traditional” animal abuse in Tippah County, going on for over 27 years according to supporters of this fair.

The cruelty at this event is barbaric and inhumane, please continue to share this petition to help educate the public that this disrespect and abuse of animal life is not acceptable and that animal cruelty laws Lack in Punishment in Mississippi and need reform.

Thank you for your continued support,

For The Rabbits,
Linda Sue

Nancy Keiter
Harrisburg, PA

Abusing Animals For Fun Continues in Tippah County MS
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A Highway For Monarchs

La Paz Group

Monarch-migration-map Interstate 35, which stretches from Minnesota to Mexico, lies in the heart of the monarchs’ migration route.

Thanks to Janet Marinelli and the team at YaleEnvironment360:

Can the Monarch Highway Help Save a Butterfly Under Siege?

The population of North American monarch butterflies has plummeted from 1 billion to 33 million in just two decades. Now, a project is underway to revive the monarch by making an interstate highway the backbone of efforts to restore its dwindling habitat.

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