Daily Archives: September 8, 2013

Death Valley National Park, California

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Death Valley National Park is a national park in the U.S. states of California and Nevada located east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying an interface zone between the arid Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. The park protects the northwest corner of the Mojave Desert and contains a diverse desert environment of salt-flats, sand dunes, badlands, valleys, canyons, and mountains. It is the largest national park in the lower 48 states and has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve.  Approximately 95% of the park is a designated wilderness area. It is the hottest and driest of the national parks in the United States. The second-lowest point in the Western Hemisphere is in Badwater Basin, which is 282 feet (86 m) below sea level. The park is home to many species of plants and animals that have adapted to this harsh desert environment. Some examples include creosote bush, Bighorn Sheep, Coyote, and the Death Valley Pupfish, a survivor of much wetter times.

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No way, Jose: Miss World Pageant haters, protest in defiance!

jakarta muslimsMuslim women chant slogans during a protest demanding the cancellation of the Miss World pageant that will be held in Bali and Sentul, West Java later this month, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Hundreds of Muslims staged the rally saying that such a competition violates Islamic teachings. The writing on the posters read “Miss World= Culture Liberalization Campaign.” — DITA ALANGKARA — AP Photo

— Indonesian Muslim hard-liners resumed protests Thursday against the Miss World pageant, as organizers insisted that the event would go on as scheduled this weekend on the resort island of Bali. In Jakarta, the capital, about 1,000 members of the Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia rallied outside the building housing the local organizer of the contest. Chanting “Allah Akbar,” or “God is great,” the protesters, mostly women, waved banners reading “Reject Miss World.” Protests also were held in the Sumatran cities of Medan and Pekanbaru, and in Makassar in Sulawesi. Protesters gathered at local council buildings and called on the

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O’Bummer: Simply put, it’s the beginning of HIS End. Litter-rally!

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Here’s an article as expressed through Ed Asner, about how Hollywood is feeling about President Obama’s take on handling America’s intervention with Syria. Thing is, it becomes interesting to me that the bottom line here is solely based on America’s longtime affliction with RACE. When will we ever Learn is ALL I ask?  The article was written


With the current run-up to war in Syria, you may very well ask where Hollywood is. After all, a lot of celebrities were very vocal about war during the Bush administration. So where are they now? Well, many have apparently OD’d on political correctness. Ed Asner, Hollywood actor and longtime liberal activist, admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that Hollywood doesn’t want to appear “anti-black” in opposing President Obama.

Both Asner and former M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell have personally been very outspoken about Syria, with Farrell calling Obama’s plan of limited military action as “a potential war crime.” As far as Asner’s concerned, though, it’s far too late for Hollywood to jump in. He said, “This country will either bomb the hell out of Syria or not before Hollywood gets off its ass.”

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