Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Friends sometimes have weird moments


 Smugness pollution alone warrants an emergency conference.  97% of climate scientist agree, Presidents of 190 developed countries attend Paris, France conference on climate change, yet Republicans (I guess headquartered   in Alabama, a state we should have sold already)  cry Al Gore bullshit.  Such arrogance that they think they know more than all these leaders.


I really regret not having pictures of us when my entire family took ice skating lessons at the Galleria.  I was always falling and they were laughing so loud and gleefully  it was adversely affecting commerce. Ahhh good times.

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One of my favorite pictures I took (while standing precariously atop a pick up truck)  of our Cat Spring neighbors on one of their first major trail rides.
David Reznicek


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At home  in Cat Spring. My wife tried to teach our children how to feed themselves.  Make a lot of money, buy a lot of land with a well stocked lake, get a fishing pole is what they learned but they then decided to seek another, easier way.





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A photo from an Islamic State website showed a member sorting envelopes of zakat, or alms, collected from the rich to be distributed to the poor during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Mosul.
Predatory Islamic State Wrings Money From Those It Rules

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG, NICHOLAS KULISH and STEVEN LEE MYERS

The earnings from the militants' violent collection practices total tens of millions of dollars a month, approaching $1 billion a year, according to some estimates.



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Another view of our house in Cat Spring before we built the arena.



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The Capitol rotunda in Springfield, Ill., where Democrats control both chambers of the legislature.

BUYING POWER

A Wealthy Governor and His Friends Are Remaking Illinois

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

Unprecedented political spending helped elect a fresh-faced financier. But his ideological vision has unsettled many in the state.

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Eliyashiv Drori, an Ariel University oenologist who heads the research that aims to identify and recreate ancient wines, worked in the foothills of Jerusalem in October 2012.
Israel Aims to Recreate Wine That Jesus and King David Drank

By JODI RUDOREN

The redevelopment of local varietals - like so many things in this contested land - is not free of political friction.


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We sent this picture to Tom's grandmother who promptly framed it  and didn't notice for a month  Tom's fish he had caught at his grandfather's place.  Tom was proud he had caught one....and didn't particular mind it wasn't huge.



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My friends have weird moments



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Few have seen this side of this Austin County lawyer


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ANTONIN SCALIA

Son Of Scalia Comes To Dad’s Defense

By DAVID LAT | November 27, 2015 at 2:45 PM
How would you like it if your father got unfairly criticized on national television?
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Is this too obvious a way of drawing attention that I contribute to our local hospital? and desperately seek  your approval?


Friend of mine in our jury room. No lawyer wanted to strike her for any reason. The other people on the jury panel would have rioted. When people call me trying to get off of jury service, I remind them of all the reasons it's an honor to serve.  This could be one more reason..



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If I wore a jacket handkerchief, it generally signaled I was in touch with my wild side,  up to no good and had bail money in my wallet.





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Ash before he discovered guitars. Actually Kathy was taking piano lessons then.






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Trees. Generally always work well with photographers. Nearly always stay put and hold really still. Cheap too and rarely moody.







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Kathy, unfortunately, did not really like to be photographed unless our kids were in the picture, and then only reluctantly. She was not comfortable of her beauty...quiet unlike me.





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Glad I did this for years.  Selfishly I am glad I don't do it anymore.  It's YOUR turn to do it. Try it, you will be glad you did.  It's not that hard.








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My Mom, Dad, Brother and I. LIfe size


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sometimes i photograph flowers


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Lawyer says airline banned him from flight because crew didn't 'feel comfortable' with him

Dec 1, 2015, 7:36 am CST

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