Consequences of Communist Totalitarianism - Satellite photos of N Korea 1990-2010 compared with the rest of Asia.
Of interest, though not heartwarming as is the puppy's excellent adventure, is this article from the Blaze. Very chilling to Bibi supporters.
"This one, however, appears to be the perfect storm that will require help from above"
The time would be now for us all to start praying hard for Prime Minister Netanyahu. I can't begin to imagine what it must be like to be him. He needs our prayers double time.
I knew there would be no good from this visit to Isreal. I just hadn't figured out the president's angle....and now there it is.
I saw a funny pic from someone in Alaska that said that the storm going on now in the East Coast is every Thursday for them! LOL
Neurologist discovers dark patch in the brains of killers and rapists: http://www.standfirminfaith.com/?/sf/page/30048
Question is, Was the dark place there beforehand or did the evil acts cause the changes in the brain?
We have often asked if liberals' brains was damaged, changed by false, illogical, irrational and immoral beliefs. Is the same true for criminals?
The answer may be both/and.
Brain researchers have show that the structure, chemistry and function of the human brain is changed positively and negatively by thoughts, actions, interpersonal interactions and beliefs as well as by diet, exercise, medication, illegal drugs and alcohol, exposure to toxic chemicals, cultural and physical environment.
Best Photo from this week's blizzard: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-best-picture-from-todays-blizzard.html
We received 3 feet of global warming all over our driveway with 5 foot drifts of the stuff. My back is killing me from clearing all this global warming yesterday. And the snow blower got quite the workout also.
An awesome must-read on how the liberals perpetuate poverty, gangs, etc. written from the perspective of a teenager:
Lucky owners as well - I bet they will now check house and cars for puppy-presence.
It's been said that it ain't us who train our pups and dogs, but that it is them who train us. I think that's true - from getting derelict husbands picking up their socks before they get chewed, to keeping doors closed (how many times did you have to ask hubby, offspring and family and guests if they were brought up in a barn with no doors???) and to putting food away lest it be robbed by that pup, they teach us to anticipate their antics and to prevent them from occurring.
Mind - a housewolf pup intent on getting attention will come up with lots of novel ideas one's never thought about before. Then that pup does get attention all right!
Aww!! Poor pup!!
That reminds me of a time about 12 years ago when I lived in town. I was driving home from work one day and came around a corner on a street just down from mine, and a lady was out in her yard bent over something screaming. I stopped, got out to see what was wrong, and she was holding her dog. Sobbing and screaming.
I ran over, sat down and tried to get her to calm down and tell me what had happened.. She said she thought her dog was inside, and when she went to pull out of the driveway, she ran over him. The pup was still alive, so I told her to go get a towel or sheet and bring it. She gave me the dog, and I knew he was about done. Poor thing's neck was broken- but he was still breathing- gasping. She came out, I gently wrapped the pup up and gave him to her, and took them to the vet. First time I'd ever run red lights. I stayed there until the vet came out and told me they had put the pup down. I made sure the lady's husband had been called to come and get her- and I left. I felt SO bad for her.
I am glad this story had a happy ending.
Oh how terrible.
My heart would have been broken in two for her.
Wow! One. Day. We. Must. Meet. You are such a good and kind person!
Some.Day.We.Will. And the world will know it lol! We'll never leave whatever town we meet in ever the same ;-) You're sweet polsister. xxoxo
You're a good person! Too many people would gawk at a scene like that and keep on going.
Bless your heart.
Absolutely amazing. Poor little confused thing. What a way to experience the 2nd month of existence on earth,,but what a happy ending for everyone.
ah heck! that is nothing! just ask my hen. for a while we only had the one hen. she would wander the property during the day eating from both the cat and the dogs dishes. one morning i had to be at work early. hopped into the truck and took off. 28 miles at 65 mph cold and dark. the hen was perched on the rear axle between the wheel and fender well.. i had no idea until i was ready to return home/ when the shift was over there she was sitting in the lot nest to my truck. she rode home in the cab. she is still arround
Lucky dog. God watches out for puppies and little children. If he takes notice when even a sparrow falls; why not a puppy.
Give him a treat.
Open thread means we can talk about anything, right?
I've got to say there's been an editorial tone shift at the Right Scoop. I'm finding the moderators more acerbic and caustic, I see a lot of reflexive responses to users. Bloggers take great care how they engage. That's changed here and it's a damn shame. There was a nicer vibe here some time ago...safer, more communal. We could have layered discussion without a lot of name calling. Now things are very binary, this one's good, this one's a jerk. (I come away thinking, Wow, that was deep. Thanks.) Am I alone in this?
It's quite simple, drphibes. Scoop has been growing almost exponentially. New people coming and joining the conversation, also bring in attitudes that have no place here. If you have visited other sites, then you know what I am talking about.
Scoop and it's Moderators are absolutely determined to keep that element away from the normal dialogue that exists here. It's that simple.
In a sea of internet sites where anything and everything is tolerated, Scoop is an island of sanity and respect for others.
I've been out there and seen those other sites. They are not to my liking. Scoop is.
I support their platform. I will continue to do so.
I’ve been hanging out here for a number of years. The RightScoop is a great place with good people.
From time to time a topic or thread is posted and I think it gets linked to twitter or linked somewhere else and it attracts others who appear and post remarks that don’t necessarily reflect ideals to what many of us feel.
Although the conversation between most of us regulars is traditionally warm and engaging it seems, when a commenter with contrasting views arrives, rather than engage in enlightening discussion, which would be desirable, some observations are classically critical. Naturally, some of us become defensive. I try to remain respectful.
I am fed up with many of the people around me- in the real world. I am disappointed in a good number of them… anxious and upset. We’re apprehensive and offended.
I get strength, reassurance and encouragement from this site and the people who come here.
Allow me to provide a bit of insight on the moderation here from my perspective, when Scoop first asked me to be a moderator here, the traffic on the site was no where near what it is today, since that time (2 years ago or better, I've lost track) it has exploded exponentially. These days I sit down with my morning coffee open my email and there will be between 20 and 30 "flagging notifications" in my inbox (that's a slow day) so I wade through them puzzling over why many were "flagged" in the first place. Most appear to be a childish response to a comment that someone does not agree with, so they flag it rather than take the time to respond. A few require "addressing", whether it be editing, deletion or banning, banning being the last resort. Some get a response, it may appear "acerbic and caustic", as sometimes that is what is necessary. Sometimes you have to use "the stick". If I (or any of the other moderators) respond to a comment (we do that, we're human and we have opinions just like everyone else) it is because we either agree, disagree, or are curious. If we are giving a warning about "content" or "attitude", yes it will be blunt and to the point (it's how that's always been done here). However, if I choose to engage another poster in debate or discussion on their "take" on a given topic, I can be as reasoned as anyone else, and just because I happen to be a moderator does not mean they, you or anyone has to agree with my view. I will be as respectful of you or anyone as the respect I am shown, "My Tone is a Direct Reflection of Your Attitude" is how I conduct myself, everywhere. In the end we (moderators) are human given to the same flaws and failings as anyone else, before passing judgement, walk a mile in my (our) moccasins. Feel free to agree, disagree, respond or, not, your choice.
Ken, I believe your comment was heartfelt. I appreciate your firm guidance, in what is not an easy task. The trail of comments here on Scoop can sometimes get heated. It is not an easy thing to know when to pull the plug and put your foot down. I think you have a good grasp of that delicate moment.
Keep doing what you're doing. I, for one, respect the way you go about the difficult task. No problems here.
Thank you. I appreciate your reply. I know that the job of moderation is hard work at times. Your growth has been well deserved, and the growth brings challenges. This blog really is the one I enjoy most and so I'm grateful for it. I experienced some atypical interactions recently and shouldn't have remarked publicly. For this I apologize and hope I haven't worn out my welcome among my right-minded friends.
I don't know doc. I hope it's not. I'm finding a few new ones coming in like gangbusters sometimes, but most times anyone new is pretty decent. I'm finding the stories just as engaging as usual. I know I can be pretty sarcastic depending on my mood- but I thought most folks were used to that already. I don't want to think I've changed much :-( If I have- let me know what I've done and I'll try better.
Be yourself ABC, you do a great job and are very much appreciated. If you try to second guess your replies you hesitate and get drawn into that area of political correctness that Dr. Carson speaks about.
We all have a varied tone of response depending on the subject matter, the time of day or whatever. Think of the regulars on TRS. Sometimes they are serious, sometimes humorous, sometimes irritated, sometimes silly. In short, always human. Why should we expect or want the moderators to be different?
Hundreds and hundreds of postings every day and more and more transients taking a look, you're going to see all kinds of things and get lots of different feelings. The basic tone of TRS still remains. The core values of this site still remain. Your remarks, in my opinion, are by themselves proof that one can be open with their thoughts here without hesitation.
It's interesting to peruse various other sites and, at once, know you're not on TRS.
I think the longer anyone covers the type of stories they do here the higher the tendency to display a bit of vitriol. Like Dr. Andrew Weil says everyone needs to take a periodic news "fast" for their own mental well being. The moderators here don't have that luxury though as they provide us new content every day of the week and I'm grateful for all of their hard work maintaining this site.