Long, long ago there lived a very inquisitive little boy who loved his family. He was a sensitive lad and a silly one at that.
He loved dirt, trees, butterflies and all bodies of water. Outside, was where he preferred to be, whenever possible. He played sports in school but was distracted by the bugs, birds and butterflies that got in his way while trying to concentrate on the games.
His family was known in town for loving the game of baseball and living it night and day. He followed his cousin’s footsteps and became a pretty good pitcher and hitter although not to the degree that his eldest cousin did.
The problem was, that this young boy did not feel the passion that he was expected to have for the game. He tried, but baseball was simply, not for him.
Where the passion flourished was on the water…
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As the balmy weather of recent weeks is set to last, winter seems a long way off in most parts of the country.
But a collection of photographs from the early 20th century is sure to send a chill down the spines of those who thought colder days would never come, with its grim depiction of dark, long drawn winters in the 1900s.
Among the dreary images which capture London’s quintessentially British climate are several of the city’s Great Smog of 1952, in addition to others which depict the clammy, summer fogs of the past century.
The Russian President told journalists that if Barack Obama had evidence Bashar al-Assad’s forces had the chemical weapons and launched the attack, Washington should present it to the UN weapons inspectors and the Security Council.
Speaking after the US released its intelligence report, Mr Putin said: “I am convinced that it (the chemical attack) is nothing more than a provocation by those who want to drag other countries into the Syrian conflict, and who want to win the support of powerful members of the international arena, especially the United States.”
LOOK AT THIS BABY MUSK OX
In this adorable capture by Randy Kokesch, we see a baby Musk Ox that is a mere few weeks old.
The muskox (Ovibos moschatus) is an Arctic mammal of the family Bovidae, noted for its thick coat and for the strong odor emitted by males, from which its name derives. This musky odor is used to attract females during mating season. Muskoxen primarily live in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland with small introduced populations in Sweden, Siberia, Norway, and Alaska. [Source]
According to National Geographic, female muskox carry their calves during an eight-month pregnancy, but after birth there infants are able to keep up with their mothers and the rest of the herd within a few hours.
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“Sophie’s Choice” is slang for having to choose between two unbearable choices. With Syria, Obama seems to have gotten himself into exactly that …a real “Sophie’s Choice”. Yikes!
Arabs are particularly fond of dates with historical or religious significance. Recall the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the fourth Arab-Israeli war led by a coalition of Egypt and Syria. Like earlier wars, it ended in defeat for the Arabs.
It happens that sundown on Wednesday, September 4, marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It will be followed ten days later by Yom Kippur. The temptation to attack Israel must have many in the Middle East salivating.
Arabs have not shown any reluctance to blow each other up during their own holy month of Ramadan, nor from attacking people in mosques or even those attending funerals, so the coming week would be one of watchfulness even if events in Syria were not spiraling toward an expansion of its civil war that would include an attack on Israel.
Behind all of this is…
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