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I Remember

I was on dispatch and a driver called me in a panic: "The Bay Bridge has collapsed, it's fallen! People are dying!"

I told him to calm down and turned on the CHP scanner, tuning it to Golden Gate.

Yes, the Bridge had damage, it was not collapsing, but people WERE dying. On the Nemitz, on the Cypress. All over.

I got home a little after 2 am and turned on the news which I stayed up to watch all night.

My cousin lived on the water front and lost her home. That odd white building the news showed falling into itself along the Marina was where she lived. She lost everything. She stayed at work, sleeping in the bank, her only possessions the skirt, blouse and stockings she wore that morning.

I spent the following week getting very little sleep, wondering how Chris was doing; how my grandparents were doing. No phones, no communication. Nothing. I knew better than to drive down there: this was my HOME, I was born in San Francisco, I love/loved that city and knew every corner like it was my bedroom. But I also know what it's like in The City when there is a disaster. There are things you do and things you do NOT do. I stayed home, went to work, and worried.

It was nearly a month before we (my mom and I) heard from the Bay Area family. They were fine but much reduced in spirit. It happens.




This is not the first quake I've seen or even lived through. This one showed the humanity that are so stupid they should be shot on sight. But it also showed those people, many from Oakland (a known Black, Getto, Gang city) come together and work for survival, not just of "their own kind" but of those folks on the Nemitz and Cypress. These people rose above their own circumstances and helped total strangers. Watching the video still brings tears to my eyes.



In 1983 I was in this one. Like I said, Loma was not the first. Actually my first was in 1954 or 1955. Quakes happen every year in fault country. I've been giggling over the "duck, cover, hold on" adverts running lately for Earthquake preparedness in schools. Yup. Did that (along with duck & cover for Atom Bombs... not kidding!)

Anyway, enough of walking down Memory Lane.

For those who remember or lived through Loma Prieta, it is not forgotten and surprisingly, the Humanity of people can and does show through in dire times. I wish Media would focus on that now and then instead of all the nasty stuff humanity does.

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WOW!

http://tinyurl.com/l6fn5kw

Some folks are in to cars; and car art. I'm not. But THIS rocks!

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Aragorn!

Provenance unknown with this photo but it's from the Aragorn Comm. at Facebook.

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You can't "eat" just one. (hides)


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Nook
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Off all the stupid, ASSinine!

I have been waiting and waiting for 2 little tomes from bn.com Nook. I finally went to talk to tech support.

Burn #1: it's only 4:30 out here, so why am I talking to someone whose name I cannot even say in Pakistan?

Bune #2 and the reason I will no longer support or buy from bn.com: they no longer allow download of their ebooks WITHOUT WIFI.

Hello asshats, there is NO wifi here; or 3g. and I'll be DAMNED if I'm driving to the freaking store to download my book.

I may have to go to a library and try it sometime in the next month and try to side load it from the Nook to my computer for safety. But be DAMNED if I spend another penny on ebooks from BN.com.

Phooey on Yuuie BN!

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Friends of Renner Unite! :)

http://capitolfile-magazine.com/personalities/articles/jeremy-renner-confirms-hes-married-and-talks-about-kill-the-messenger-movie
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Got a call from Frodo to hop over to Rivendell. I finally did so, taking the time to wander all over the place. Found Hir Nin Elrond's stables! Finally! Well better late than never. Then I hunted up Frodo. Seems he has a quest for me to collect stories about Bilbo for his birthday.

*sigh*

Okay, so I head back to Bree. But not before wandering for an hour while my Port power recharges.


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Went to the Rivendell Forge. Oh my Great Aule! What a place! I rendered some gold I'd collected, and some iron. It was a pleasure to use that magnificent forge. *sighs*

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Then I wandered down to the transit portal (the flaming pillar in the front) and watched the river. So peaceful. It soothed my poor perengol soul. My adar would have loved this place. My amille... not so sure. Her family certainly would not as they were Nandor and had no love for my Noldor kin.

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Finally back at Bree I stopped and took this quick photo. I forgot to show him off. This is NOT Suriquesse. Oh no! Not a lesser eagle. But a small GREATER eagle. I am so taken aback by his beauty and magnificence. It is one reason I love being a Lore-master.
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LOL Facebook

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Aragorn WINS!

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Just when you think Humanity needs a Nuke up their waazoo

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152314465922499

It's gone from youtube and can't be embedded. But DO go and watch this. I've seen some of these and I challenge you to view with a dry eye.

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The BESTEST!!! ALS Ice Bucket challenge response. Now THAT'S Class!

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Jeremy Renner hahahaha! ALS!

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Chris Evans ALS

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Farewell Lauren

lauren bacall

89 years young, still vivacious, intelligent and oh so witty. I loved this woman the first time I saw her perform and I still will stop and watch the old b&w films. My favorite was and is Key Largo.

My mum and this great lady shared a birth year and a love for Bogey. LOL

We'll all miss this great lady. She's probably teaching the angels how to whistle!

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Because really, we ALL know Tolkien is God!

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For my US friends

In case you missed it, the Hobbit 2 EXTENDED EDITION will come out November 3rd.

*big grin*

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Hey Hobby Lobby: TWO can play at that game. LOL

Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 07:51 AM PDT
Well, well. Satanists to use Hobby Lobby to block pro-life propagana

Hm, not sure if the Catholic men on the Supreme Court saw this one coming. But you know, unintended consequences and all.

In a statement, the Satanic Temple said that it will use the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision to exempt its believers from state-mandated informed consent laws that require women considering abortions to read pro-life material.

Informed consent or “right to know” laws state that women seeking elective abortions be provided with information about alternatives to the procedure, often couched in language that attempts to personify the fetus. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 35 states currently have informed consent laws, and of those, 33 require that the woman be told the gestational age of the fetus.

In some states, that information consists of pro-life propaganda that links abortion to a higher incidence of breast and ovarian cancers, or discusses “post-abortion syndrome,” a mental condition not recognized by any major medical or psychiatric organization.

Because the Satanic Temple bases its belief “regarding personal health…on the best scientific understanding of the world, regardless of the religious or political beliefs of others,” it claims that state-mandated information with no basis in scientific fact violates its “religious” beliefs.

And they're making this available to ALL women.

The Satanic Temple set up a website where women seeking an abortion can print out a letter for her healthcare provider explaining why she is exempt from informed consent mandates.

The letter reads that “[a]ll women who share our deeply held belief that their personal choices should be made with access to the best available information, undiluted by biased or false information, are free to seek protection with this exemption whether they are members of the Satanic Temple or not.”

Can't wait to hear how the pro-life Hobby Lobby supporters respond to this.

Originally posted to BruinKid on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 07:51 AM PDT.

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So here's a poster from Raw Foods Revolution. I can definitely get behind this!

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Aragorn-A Day Plays While the Cairi's Away! Day 10

And Sunday is for Aragorn's Adar trying to get us all in line in time for Cairi's Return.

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Good luck with that!

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