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Passed this freshly decorated neighbor’s house, got so happy I passed by my own in quest for camera

That's the way to handle vandals or thieves pre-emptively.

Lived here for decades. Love Art. But only yesterday found this world class art all but in my path

There is an art exhibition town with lithographs and drawings, murals and sketches by an artist I have long admired.
John Biggers: take a quick look

While at the exhibit I saw preliminary work citing murals at Winston Salem State University which was just around the corner from the gallery, and it became my next stop

I got permission and shot a few simple photographs, want to share them with you

The photographers want to increase the size of their submissions

We want to go from 800 for the longest side and 300 k to
1024 px and 675K

We had a in the photo forum, and had 23 votes in favor, and one against.

Is that OK / starting with the contest coming up in February?

Thank you in advance for hopefully a positive answer.


Visual for our Trolls: THIS is American Socialism

A breather in the struggle of the Primaries - seen somewhere - enjoyed by me

Was busy shopping at Amazon today - being snowed in and all. (:)) Did you guys see Doonesbury?

Trump’s Plan to Randomly Shoot People Lacks Details, Random Shooters Say / Borowitz/ satire

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (The Borowitz Report)—One day after Donald Trump claimed that he could shoot people on New York’s Fifth Avenue and not lose support, a leading member of the random-shooting community complained that the billionaire’s random-shooting plan lacks specifics.

Harland Dorrinson, who heads the largest association of random shooters in the nation, said that Trump’s Fifth Avenue plan “lacked many of the key ingredients necessary for a credible random shooting.”

"There’s no weapons cache, no twisted manifesto to be found later by authorities,” Dorrinson said. “To anyone in the random-shooting world, Trump’s plan fails on so many levels.”
Moreover, he said, Trump has not put in the many years of solitary seething that most random shooters deem mandatory.

“Before you do a random shooting, you’re supposed to be quiet and keep to yourself,” he said. “Trump is always shouting at thousands of people.”

Dorrinson added that although many random shooters have been in the Trump camp thus far, the candidate’s vague random-shooting “plan” is now giving them pause.

“Donald Trump made it sound like a random shooting is just the easiest thing in the world,” he said. “At the end of the day, random shooters find that hurtful.”


It’s Winter for sure - for the moment anyway. Walked around the neighborhood - took a few pictures

It’s not too cold, we have snow and kept our power. The wind is whistling fiercely, but other than that nothing prevented me from taking a 20 min. walk with my camera. My neighborhood is so diverse - wonderfully - you can find anybody or anything, the smallest most unassuming house in one of the pictures is mine, and within less than 5 min walk lives Melissa Harris-Perry. I kid you not. She has a job at a local University.

Michael R. Bloomberg, sensing an opening, explores plans for an independent presidential bid

Source: NY Times

Michael R. Bloomberg, sensing an opening, explores plans for an independent presidential bid
Saturday, January 23, 2016 9:51 AM EST

Galled by Donald J. Trump’s dominance of the Republican field, and troubled by Hillary Clinton’s stumbles and the rise of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the Democratic side, Michael R. Bloomberg has instructed advisers to draw up plans for an independent campaign in this year’s presidential race.
Mr. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has in the past contemplated running for the White House on a third-party ticket, but always concluded he could not win. A confluence of unlikely events in the 2016 election, however, has given new impetus to his presidential aspirations.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/nyregion/bloomberg-sensing-an-opening-revisits-a-potential-white-house-run.html?emc=edit_na_20160123&nlid=28208667&ref=cta&_r=0

Quoting Rachel Maddow talking about Jeb: "More Money than Support..."

She just reported that Jeb, who has outspent the combined spending by Trump and Cruz by 11 times, honest to God sent Fedex Overnight packages into New Hampshire households over the weekend.
They contained
full fledged video PLAYERS queued up to play a video advertising Jeb Bush and his candidacy for President.

She then went on to say that maybe the people would have preferred to get a set of snow tires, or a bottle of booze.
And then she laughed her inimitable laugh, if you briefly close your eyes I bet you can hear it even over your own.

Honestly, just between you and me, that is what money heavy and substance light desperation looks like.
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