Lanikai looking North


Kauai

Kauai


A close friend to Gov. Chris Christie, Debra Wong Yang, was one of three attorneys who interviewed the governor as part of the taxpayer-funded internal review that he ordered in the wake of the September lane closings at the George Washington Bridge. Wong Yang, a partner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, was, like Christie, appointed a U.S. attorney by former President George W. Bush. The two have gone on vacation with each other’s families, and Christie steered Yang a lucrative contract while U.S. attorney. She conducted the interview of Christie with Randy Mastro, the firm’s lead attorney on the matter, as well as Alexander Southwell.

Chris Christie’s friend interviewed him as part of bridge scandal review | NJ.com

This “investigation” looks even worse than it did last week.

(via dendroica)

How it’s done

(via oneluv918)


“End of Days chaos envisioned by Yeats: when “the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

Excerpt From: Harris, Sam. “The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason.”


Barber “believed we needed to kind of burst this bubble of ‘There’s nothing we can do for two years until the next election.’”

This April, Showtime will start airing its ground-breaking climate change TV series on the experiences and personal stories of people whose lives have been touched by climate change. Years Of Living Dangerously is an 8-part series produced by the legendary storytellers and film-makers James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Weintraub -– together with three former 60 Minutes producers who have 18 Emmys between them.
While reviewing the segments for technical accuracy as Chief Science Editor, I’ve been blown away by just how visually and narratively compelling the show is. It is not just going to be a landmark climate change series, it is going to be a landmark television series, like Ken Burns’ The Civil War.


pretty much

(via bayleya)


An Unusual Globule in IC 1396 Credit & Copyright: T. Rector (U. Alaska Anchorage) & H. Schweiker (WIYN, NOAO, AURA, NSF)
Explanation: Is there a monster in IC 1396? Known to some as the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, parts of gas and dust clouds of this star formation region may appear to take on foreboding forms, some nearly human. The only real monster here, however, is a bright young star too far from Earth to hurt us. Energetic light from this star is eating away the dust of the dark cometary globule near the top of the above image. Jets and winds of particlesemitted from this star are also pushing away ambient gas and dust. Nearly 3,000 light-years distant, the relatively faint IC 1396 complex covers a much larger region on the sky than shown here, with an apparent width of more than 10 full moons.

An Unusual Globule in IC 1396 
Credit & CopyrightT. Rector (U. Alaska Anchorage) & H. Schweiker (WIYNNOAOAURANSF)

Explanation: Is there a monster in IC 1396? Known to some as the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, parts of gas and dust clouds of this star formation region may appear to take on foreboding forms, some nearly human. The only real monster here, however, is a bright young star too far from Earth to hurt us. Energetic light from this star is eating away the dust of the dark cometary globule near the top of the above imageJets and winds of particlesemitted from this star are also pushing away ambient gas and dust. Nearly 3,000 light-years distant, the relatively faint IC 1396 complex covers a much larger region on the sky than shown here, with an apparent width of more than 10 full moons.


"Watch Elizabeth Warren Go After Paul Ryan for Blaming Unemployment on the Unemployed." - Mother Jones

go Ms. Senator

(via ncpssm)




The real ‘voter fraud’ is perpetrated by people who make bogus arguments about voter fraud.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, during an address to the National Action Network, on the Republican-led war on alleged voter fraud (via brooklynmutt)

You tell ‘em prez

(via oneluv918)


Broward and Palm Beach County voters can rest easy. Elections supervisors in the two counties say they won’t implement the restroom ban imposed by Miami-Dade County.

oneluv918:

Jimi Hendrix playing “Hear My Train a Comin” on acoustic twelve string guitar from the excellent 1973 biopic “Jimi Hendrix.” All these years later it remains the definitive documentary on Hendrix’s life and unparallelled guitar virtuosity.

Jimi