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“Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning” on PBS Friday, August 29th

UPDATE:  If you missed the August 29th broadcast, Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning will be re-broadcast on Monday, September 1st at 2:00 a.m. on OETA in Tulsa.

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning is a film about the life, loves and work of photographer, Dorothea Lange, known for her famous image “The Migrant Mother”. The film, directed by her granddaughter, Dyanna Taylor, will air August 29 2014 on the PBS series American Masters.

Check your local listings for the broadcast time in your area.

Who is Dorthea Lange? Watch: Dorothea Lange – An American Odyssey

Dozens injured after California earthquake – CNN.com

(CNN) — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

In Napa, at least 90 people were injured, three critically, including a young child, according to Queen of the Valley Hospital spokeswoman Vanessa deGier.

One child was hurt when a fireplace collapsed and has been airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center, deGier told CNN.

“The majority of injuries that we are seeing are non-life-threatening, but still serious,” she said. “Lots of lacerations and abrasions, obviously from fallen debris.”

via Dozens injured after California earthquake – CNN.com.

How to handle the terrorists?

In an interview on Fox News, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters eloquently explained what the response should be to the murder of James Foley.

The only way you deal with Islamic State — these bloodthirsty, blood-drunken terrorists — is to kill them, keep on killing them, until you kill the last one, then you kill his pet goat.

I agree.

Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.

Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it’s also less than half the cost.

Phoenix-based Elio plans to start making the cars next fall at a former General Motors plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Already, more than 27,000 people have reserved one. Elio hopes to make 250,000 cars a year by 2016. That’s close to the number Mazda sells in the U.S.

via Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale.

Here’s the video.  Pretty cool!

And here’s their web site:  http://www.eliomotors.com

Let’s protest and burn the neighborhood down

Protest or Looting in Ferguson, MO? You decide.

Protest or Looting in Ferguson, MO? You decide.

I don’t agree with a lot of things in this ole world.  I think I’ll protest that fact.  No, there’s no real reason supporting why I feel the way I do, but I’m going to protest anyway.  In fact, I’m going to invite all my friends to participate.  I know they’ll do what I want, because I’ll convince them to throw away all logic and incite a protest based on misguided emotions.

How will I protest?  I’ll loot my neighbor’s house and then set fire to the house across the street from him.  I’ll block the streets, throw Molotov cocktails at other things I don’t own and then I’ll blame responding officers for causing me to do what I’ve done.  I’ll continue the mayhem when the cops try to stop me.  Then I’ll complain about the “excessive” force being used.  I’ll take my protest to Twitter and Facebook to show the world how I’m being attacked.  I’ll show the world how I was wronged by “the man”.  Don’t they know it’s my constitutional right to destroy my own neighborhood?

Does this sound totally absurd?

In essence, a similar scenario has been playing out in Ferguson, Missouri.

I’ll stand with people to lodge valid complaints against anyone who has done wrong – once I know the facts.  I’ll protest with my brothers and sisters, if that’s the best course of action – once I know the facts.  I’ll walk arm-in-arm with a community, if that’s what is necessary to get someone to listen.  But, let’s get the facts first.

In Ferguson, emotions have replaced logic and the investigation into what happened between two men a couple of days ago, has been tragically transformed into an attack against a community.  But, the attack didn’t come from outside forces.  The attack has been waged by the community itself.

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