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W. Rawlingson Howard
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Blue Moon over Northern Virginia.Shot with my Sony alpha 65 on 31 July 2015.
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Jurassic World is the most unrealistic movie I have ever seen. I realize that part of the reason to make the movie is to allow one to experience a taste of something that does not actually exist. I can accept that with no problem. The Jurassic Park book tried to explain how they got the dinosaur clones using too much detail and showed that the author had no appreciation for the importance of the architecture of DNA in producing a viable organism. I forgave this and enjoyed the story.

The new movie has gone too far, though. I do not mind so much that it represents a return to the evil scientist and evil military complex in movies. With movies like Avatar, we kind of had good scientists and stupid, evil military. I say stupid because they had the ability to remotely control bodies from a long way away, so why couldn't they, I don't know, use a drone or something to kill their technology challenged enemies? Jurassic World rejects the notion that maybe scientists can do some good things, though and the military is really gratuitous since they could have had the story without them, but they wanted to inexplicably have someone want to use the dinosaurs as war-fighters. Got it. An idiotic insertion in the movie that I was totally willing to ignore and just move on to enjoying the action. Not that big of a problem.

Where the movie fails unforgivably, however, is when they are entering Jurassic World. There was something crucial missing. I mean, this was a place that has a water-dwelling dinosaur that performs a trick where it jumps out of the water for the entertainment of the masses. Are you really asking me to believe that such a thing could happen and there would be no PETA protesters outside the park? That was a step too far for me. Just too unbelievable.

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My arrangement and recording of the Gloucestershire Wassail. It is still a work in progress, but this is as far as I have gotten this Christmas.
http://www.triskellionproductions.com/wrawlingsonhoward-gloucestershirewassail.mp3
‪#‎ChristmasCarols

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RIP Neil Armstrong. You will always be a hero to me, just as you were when I watched you take the first step onto the moon. The list of those who have walked on the moon is far shorter than I would have imagined back then. If we come to our senses and start increasing that number, Neil Armstrong will still always be first.
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Now, the Medal of Freedom has no recognizable meaning, at least not as the meanings of words were once understood. Without any doubt, in the old way of thinking, those who stood for Freedom would stand against Chavez. Now, if I understand that Freedom is Slavery, so it must be that Slavery is Freedom. Then, I remember one word that will clear away these cobwebs of deceit: BOLLOCKS!

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DEA detains man without cause, forgets him for 5 days, and then apologizes. Chen Guangchen reconsiders his request to come to the United States. 

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The House of European History Museum renames WWII as the "European Civil War." Even with 23 official languages, I'm willing to bet that no one on the European continent has the ability to precisely articulate just how stupid the EU is.

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I'm glad the US is condemning this confiscation of an investor's assets. At least this would never happen in the US, I mean, except for the investors in gm who lost out in that government takeover.
Also, isn't it piling on to pick on Spain right now?
Good article by +agustino fontevecchia.

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This video is long, but it sums it all up. Hayek clearly wins the boxing match in the video, but the referee still declares Keynes the winner.
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