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Andy Ks
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7 separate 27 foot diameter mirrors
10 times sharper images than Hubble

now they'll be able to see even better...that there's still no aliens found...
After nearly a decade of planning, construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope is finally underway. And boy, does it look cool.
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Coachella Valley Locals TONIGHT
Live musicians/artists/writers gathering tonight in Cat City.

Desert Writers, Artists, Musicians and Creatives Meetup and CONNECTED at the Coachella Valley Art Scene TONIGHT.

I'll be playing my new classical guitar piece. The classical guitar piece is the first 1/2 of my new two part series music presentation Memories Of Human Traits. The first part being a classical guitar piece, the second part is my rock acoustic song as counter balance to the theme, the verbal definition in vibe with my dissonant acoustic....Memories Of Human Traits by Andy Ks.

TONIGHT
Saturday, May 16, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Coachella Valley Art Scene
68571 E. Palm Canyon , Cathedral City, CA
https://www.facebook.com/events/653967374747811/
"Connected" a Community Open Mic Come express yourself and get to know other artists in your community. Presented by desert writers, artists and musicians. Hosted by and Michelle C. & Donna F. "As a society we must continue to stay connected to the arts and each other.
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ha, yes, a bunch of cool California cats tonight, like me, ha...Cathedral City...locals know it as Cat City, it's one of the cities out here in the valley...
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The endless philosophical truths in a pizza... You get to decide the toppings, what time you want it, if you like it thin, it's thin for you, if you like it thick, it's thick for you, if you like to share, share, you want it for yourself, keep it for yourself and other people look at it like they want it...etc....
 
You really can't argue with this ...

#ThoughtOfTheDay   #Pizza   #Truth  
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It's only cruelty when you have compassion for life.

There is no amount of respect included in designer food of animals, let alone factory farming of animals and using them as functional food objects for your pleasure. For example foie gras. 

Lack of respect, sadly starts, with lack of respect you have for yourself.

#ItsNotFoodItsViolence #UntilEveryAnimalIsFree
Activists unite in Palm Springs against the violence, the abuse, and the use of animals. After protesting Le Vallauris, over 40 activists march to...
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Question Your Chemical Consumption
Consumers control world production.

Maybe one untested chemical isn't enough to demand change?

What about 80,000 untested chemicals, and all the untested possible common multiple permutations with each other? Is that still not enough for you to demand you make a change in the way you decide to buy products, and the products you buy? Or you further decide to make a direct call to change what is acceptable for companies to produce.

The products you buy are not just about what you see...it's about where the parts of the product come from, the packaging, where it was manufactured, what was used to create the product, let along the human factors such as treatment of the employees, their pay, etc.... Chemicals are everywhere, they're in your food, your clothes, your walls, your car, your computer, your air...your body. They don't always have to be, just buy simply buying a different product.

Maybe you'll wait to question when a loved one gets cancer, and you start to consider the more obvious...besides just saying "that's life," or that it's somehow just a part of a natural process:

✓ Pesticides
✓ Industry Waste Byproducts
✓ Consumer Products
✓ Pollution

Your Choices Can Make The Difference
The hundreds of thousands of chemicals that are packed into our homes and lives are what make modern consumerism possible, keeping our food fresh and our walls from molding. They are also, in many cases, completely untested and backed by giant corporations with a financial stake in their successful adoption.
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My position is for the consumer to question their purchases on a holistic level, rather than what is merely in front of them.

It seems the standard is no testing at all for any chemicals a company wants to introduce to the consumer, or just use in it's operations. And the flip-side is also true, testing in a formal setting does not necessarily, ultimately, mean safety in consumers' hands. Considering no one can possibly test 80k chemical permutations against each other. Maybe only gross immediate negative effects of single chemicals are testable. As it seems with Tris, it was fudged along the way, or they were inadequate to make the safety call one way or another in the first place.

And it seems many chemicals are just a profit-front for companies that happen to make chemicals anyway. Lobbyists are not forthcoming about negative values of things they're speaking to promote.
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Ignorant Centralized Industrial Energy
They don't care about our safety.

Even though they "don’t know enough about how wastewater injection impacts ... underground faults," instead of stopping, they just continue anyway. Their reason? They have no idea "how to mitigate some of this risk." That's their excuse.... Their reason? GREED!

Stop disposing oil and gas wastewater by injecting it into the ground.

Rewrite the Safe Drinking Water Act that Bush destroyed with The Energy Policy Act of 2005, by allowing...

_"the underground injection of natural gas for purposes of storage; and
the underground injection of fluids or propping
agents (other than diesel fuels) pursuant to hydraulic
fracturing operations related to oil, gas, or geothermal
production activities."_
 
Enormous increases in earthquakes in Oklahoma started the same time as heavy fracking began in the state. The injection into deep underground wells of fluid
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Q. What is truth?
A. Nature's undefined primordial unconditional love.
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Happy Birthday Tots
2 years' old today!

Here's a pic of my most awesome happy dog Tots after a birthday walk and bath aftermath this morning.... she picked up a whole bunch of little stickers.... living the good dog life! ha
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She's just a little fuzzball filled with pure love ... well, and poopy ... but mostly love, ha
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I miss him...so this is pretty fun, thanx dood!

Robin Williams tribute by +Jamie Costa
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Before & After Going Organic
Rid buildup of pesticides in your body.

Your body to chemical corporations...they call it their Petri dish.

Let alone no testing of individual chemicals, no testing of chemicals when ingested, and no testing of the interactions of all various chemicals in your body.

To whose benefit are you willing to assume that responsibility against yourself? And for what reason?
Swedish grocery chain Coop enlisted one family, and its urine, to demonstrate the difference eating organic makes.
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Digital Composition Graphic Style Folder Photoshop Tats

A bit different style tats created that breakaway from a standard layout...

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Trust me when I say you’ll know if a tattoo was been done by Xoïl on sight. His work with the graphic style is distinct; there’s a reason he’s one of the first people to come to mind whenever I talk about a style that’s usually just referred to as ‘Photoshop’. Keeping with Tattoo Snob’s …
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Happy Earth Day 2015
Sense...Awareness

Earth...like nowhere else known to humans. The only potential opportunity of something similar, is in our imagination. Live this reality...always. Life — Earth! Respect. Beauty. Breathe in, exhale, repeat...enjoy!
 
Earth Day 2015 and the Blue Marble

The Blue Marble is one of the most powerful images of all time and a worthy remembrance on Earth Day 2015. Taken on December 7th, 1972 by the astronauts of Apollo 17, it is the very first close-up image taken of the entire earth.

This stunning image is also memorable for the impact it had when it was first published across front pages all over world - the first global experience of the Overview Effect - a deep and profound revelation about the planet. From space the fragility and beauty of the Earth is exposed, and boundaries drop away. This is where everyone you love lives, and this small island in space has everything needed to sustain life. This Gaia, this Spaceship Earth, this pale blue dot. This is it. Our home.

Let's celebrate Earth Day today and everyday, and let's do a better job of taking care of our planet, our beautiful blue marble. It's our turn to lead.

Thank you, Earth.

Image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Marble
#noplacelikehome  
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  • flowing with the Desert Vibe
    2011 - present
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Desert Hot Springs, CA
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Los Angeles, CA - Seattle, WA - Chicago, IL
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...dissonant acoustic. California Desert Acoustic Musician
Introduction
Andy Ks dissonant acoustic, California desert rock acoustic. A rock based original acoustic artist from Desert Hot Springs, California. I play an all original, alternative style acoustic that has focus on the creative - RoCKin' - edge of acoustic!

I'm an acoustic musician with a sincere interest in pursing the art of acoustic that RoCKs, "it's about how it sounds...how it vibes!"

I'm an acoustic purist; my favorite way to play acoustic is without mics or effects. My acoustic guitar is my effects pedal.

I produce a LIVE webstream show from a secret studio location in the California desert...streaming online live music shows at www.DesertVibe.TV. I do two shows each month, one on a Friday night to rock, one on a Sunday morning for classical or my chill.

And my brand new thing is offering the art of guitar Guitar Lessons on Google+ Hangout. Let me help you learn to play guitar, and how to make it your own! I work on acoustic and/or classical guitar.
Bragging rights
College Degree in Music Theory, Classically Trained Guitar, Recordings: Four demos, One E.P. (Definition), One Full-Length CD (Tabula Rasa), Brand New Studio Single (Could It Be More), LIVE Concert Webstreams at DesertVibe.TV
Education
  • University of Washington
    Music, 1991
  • Shoreline College
    Music, 1988 - 1991
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