Friday, June 23, 2017


Love it!


A sniper in the Canadian special forces shot and killed an Islamic State (IS) fighter from a distance of 2.1 miles (3,540m) in Iraq last month.  A member of Joint Task Force 2, he made the shot from a high-rise building.  It took the bullet almost 10 seconds to hit its target, The previous record was held by British sniper, Craig Harrison, who shot and killed a Taliban attacker from 2,475 metres in 2009 using a 338 Lapua Magnum rifle.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Kepler 186 f

artist rendition!

Jpr: yikes!!!

Nature is the art of God.

                                             Beautiful ocean bioluminescence under the Milky Way on the night of June 18 off the coast of Wales'

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cracked pot

St Paul writes that each person is like unto a cracked pot in terms of being righteous. Mother Angelica adds that it is precisely through our imperfections the light of Goodness is truly shared.

jpr: we the faithful call on the church to write/add the Book of Mother Theresa, and the Book of Mother Angelica to the New Testament.  Why the hell not?

The power of language.

Pte William Kemp, Cpl Sandy MacDonald, and L/Cpl James Wilson, Scottish soldiers caught behind the front lines in WW2 escaped their captors after convincing them they were from the Soviet Union. They ditched their uniforms in an effort to get back to their lines in France and when captured spoke only Gaelic, a language the Germans did not speak.  An atlas was produced, they pointed to the Ukrain, a German allie at the time, and were transported to Spain and released.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

financial advice; invest now!

This morning I stopped at Dollar General to buy some underwear.  It's been about 15 years since I last purchased same.  As a person ages past a certain point it matters less and less if I've got my drawers on.    Sometimes I can't remember.  And other people understand.  They expect that I might be going "commando" at any time or place.  The reason that I decided to purchase some Hanes is that I've gotten tired of sitting around naked.  Alright that's not true but others are tired of me sitting around naked and so I figure wtf a little compassion for others probably won't kill me (Jesus couldn't say that).  So I go to Dollar General, knowing that my new underwear will already be broke in and a little threadbare (my preference) at the Generals.  I went to pay for my shit and had an enlightenment that I shared with the cashier and the others in line.  I said "when Kentucky Legalizes POT, Dollar General will be the first place to sell it.   Or so I hope.  Everybody laughed out loud but I wasn't joking.

Urine used to charge smartphone

British scientists have developed a way to charge phones with power created from urine.  I could charge 20 or more every day by myself.

Monday, June 19, 2017

An amazing factoid

Ireland unveiled a sculpture celebrating the financial contribution made by the Choctaw Native American tribe to starving Irish people in 1847.  At the height of Ireland's Great Famine, Choctaws in southern states of the USA sent a donation of $170, that would be tens of thousands of dollars today. The sculpture 'Kindred Spirits' stands in a park in the small town of Midleton, in east Cork.

Bahia emerald

Right now, it is in a vault controlled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, there sits a 752-pound emerald with no rightful owner.

Appraised at $400 million, it sits in custody hidden away in L.A.  Until legal ownership can be judged!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Ken Harris, 102, celebrated with wife Margaret, 99, on their 80th, yes 89th, wedding anniversary.  They were married in 1937.

Happy papa day

"It is a wise father that knows his own child." Shakespeare

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Congrats to the 'Big Yen" (the big one)

One of the funniest people ever, 75 year old comedian, actor, writer, Billy Connolly was knighted by the Queen this week.  Ship yard worker in Glasgow started out as a banjo act.  Well done.  According to a cop student of mine in Scotland,  he was well known to the police as they frequently found him wandering the streets in the early morning hours talking to himself even after he became famous. They always drove him home. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Wisdom of the POOH

Been revisiting the wisdom of Winnie the Pooh.  
"If there ever comes a time when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, i’ll stay there forever."

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tristan de Cuna in south atalantic

2000 miles from nearest inhabited place....still part of the British Empire.

Jpr: I can think of a few people to send there!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Rape! not the kind of topic that brings calm and comfort. by 10 degrees or more rapes are most common and unreported in the US Navy.\ who has kept this secret most carefully?  male raping male, a dozen times more than what is seen as typical; more than in prisons.   US Navy.

Always time to share

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” 
― Mother Teresa

jpr :wish i was there.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Climate Change FOOD for Thought! We are Carbon-based life forms.

Most of Earth's atmosphere is Nitrogen and Oxygen. By volume, dry air contains 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen,[1] 0.93% argon, 0.04% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is very small.  Recently it has increased to where it is now close to 4 parts in 10,000, by volume, and historically been @ 3 parts per 10,000.  
Sounds Bad, doesn't it.  Not necessarily. This is still a minuscule amount when considered as a portion of the total atmosphere.  Carbon Dioxide is a TRACE gas.  But we don't like it and want to get rid of it.  If the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere were to become diminished by a mere 2 parts out of 10,000 there would be serious detrimental repercussions to the process of photosynthesis, hence to the health of Earth’s plant life and to the entire biosphere as a consequence. Plants, trees, crops do not just LIKE co2; they require it! It is their PRIMARY nutrient.   Human and all other forms of life would DIE if this process were disrupted.
CO2 is NOT a pollutant.  Yes, there are many man-made pollutants that negatively affect life but CO2 is not one of them.   So should we allow governments and politics have a crack at solving man-made "climate change problems?". We can scarcely predict tomorrow's weather.  It is though, 100% certain that government will screw things up.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Living on the edge

“The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

Jpr: kinda like being married but not as much suspense

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Birds in thermal draft

When the ground temp is greater the warmer air rises as cooler air flows across the surface of the earth = thermal draft.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Get ur angel wings

I heard an Angel singing 
When the day was springing,
'Mercy, Pity, Peace
Is the world's release.'      

W Blake

Friday, June 9, 2017

Save ur old doors

Repurposing old doors is good business

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Strange holes

jpr: this explains the hole in my wallet

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hawaii s stairway to heaven

built in Oahu by military during WWII, the Haʻikū Stairs are now part of a hiking trail.

jpr: Lived there for several years in mid 70s...never new the thing existed. I was warned that the steep hillsides in Hawaii are prone to landslides due to thin loose soil atop lava rock!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Ur done!

The dude crossed a line bigglie!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Connecticut gold

Who new?

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Black snake behavior

Jpr : saw me a 3 ft black snake curled in figure 8 on a sunny path behind me home. It was unresponsive to the presence of me dog as well as me self. Never saw the like. It seemed uninjured. Curled into a tight defensive ball when it was nudged. Flipped it into the near by weeds. Twas gone hrs later.

Saturday, June 3, 2017


would u send ur child out in the water with this guy?

Meet Leo Varadkar

Leo's patents immigrated to Ireland from India.  The 38 year old MD was just elected head of the Fine Gaal Political party and is likely to become the next head of the Irish government.  Not only is he not a Catholic  (hindu) he's publically a gay man. Times they are a changing.

Friday, June 2, 2017

hawk of the wilderness...with Bruce Bennet

Movie serial clip from 1938 with Bruce Bennet as Kioga a boy who grows up among the natives on an uncharted jungle island.

Bruce Bennet      available now on 2-cds for $10 plus

jpr: serial movies were popular with me ma in her childhood. They made it onto TV when  the device came out affordably in the early fifties. yeah i remember this one and was always a Bruce fan

Thursday, June 1, 2017

wet babies

jpr: infant swim academies are everywhere...cost about $85/wk

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Book, Cover, dicotohmey.

Mr. Chris Parker, 33, and his friend Steven Jones, 35, are long time homeless residents of Manchester UK.  On the night of the recent bombing they were panhandling at the arena when the bomb went off.   Rather than run to safety, they ran to the victims rendering first aid and comfort.  Parker comforted a little girl who had lost her legs.  Jones held a dying woman in his arms until she passed.  Both removed shrapnel from children and are widely recognized as heroes of the day.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

meow wolf

In the gutted shell of an abandoned bowling alley in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a 150 member strong artist collective called Meow Wolf has just thrown open the doors to a new immersive art environment'

jpr: financing by silicon valley moguls.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Meet Anne (Ana) Hidalgo

Meet Anne (AnaHidalgo, the 57 (yes 57) year old mayor of Paris.  Need I say more. Viva Le French.

Why Me Jesus?

Kris Kristofferson is an interesting guy; Rhodes Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, US/UK Rugby Star, Oxford boxing blue, Captain- US Army, successful songwriter, country music hall of fame performer, actor, screenwriter and more.  But his gospel song “why me Jesus’ is his greatest accomplishment in my mind.  Written in 1972 after a religious experience, it is amazing.

With Willie Nelson unbelievable
With  Cash, Nelson, Jennings

Sunday, May 28, 2017

warning for ur cat

If you live in an area where coyotes regularly roam, you can increase cat safety by doing the following:
  1. Keep food and water bowls inside.
  2. Supervise your cat while in the yard, especially at dawn and dusk; never give your cat free access to the outside

jpr; cats that hunt regularly in the field behind my home always disappear... some neighbors don't take my warning seriously.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Interesting for us beer drinkers.

A 4 mile, 14 inch diameter underground beer pipeline is being laid for the Wacken Open Air (WOA) hard rock festival, which kicks off in northern Germany in August.  The beer flow rate should reach six glasses every six seconds, an improvement over previous years and project eliminates hundreds of beer delivery truck runs --- 75,000 fans are expected.  JP has designed one for Baldwin Hill.

And she can cook too.

Katie Lee, 35 year old chef, novelist, frequent food channel personailty (and one of the thinnest) was raised in Milton, West Virginiapopulation 1,800.   She studied journalism and food science at Miami (Ohio) University.  Oh yeah, she was married to Billy Joel  

Friday, May 26, 2017

whitetop mountain band

Old time Appalachian's some

Thursday, May 25, 2017

300,000 stolen babies

The Spanish Catholic Church and Ministry of Health have agreed to open up their archives to parents who believe their children may have been stolen at birth,  following legal proceedings at the European Courts.  Thousands of children, perhaps 300, 000,  are thought to have been taken since the 1930s by the government and The Church.  Funnelled to criminal gangs, they were sold into adoption.  The practice continued into the1990's.  Gets harder to be a Catholic everyday.

Makes ya proud.

Ireland is preparing to launch its first satellite in space, with the help of researchers and students from Queen's University Belfast.  The project is being run jointly with University College Dublin, in partnership with five Irish companies.  The EirSat-1 will be launched from the International Space Station and will orbit space for a year, gathering data.

Guide dog in year book

Makes sense to me!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Art on board

Give a man a brush and then sit back!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

all love flowers

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” 
― Claude Monet

Monday, May 22, 2017

Important birth days

fits the attitude

Jpr: only two are significant, the 1st which is the begin and the 70th which is end of  ordinary time of life. The in-between are metrics for the family, the afterward  are metrics for the government. Through it all the joy is firstly private.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sioux Tipi

the structure was able to open in heat of summer, to provide privacy, and easy to reinforce from the cold.

Handmade Traditional Sioux Tipi // Handmade 16 Feet Diameter
from Etsy - JPaigeCo

$2,400.00 +$100.00 shipping. No tax

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Times, they are a changing.

Bibiana Steinhaus will become the first female to referee in the Bundesliga.
The 38-year-old police officer has been named as one of four new referees in Germany's top flight for 2017-18.  Steinhaus - the partner of English ex-Premier League and World Cup referee Howard Webb - has refereed second-tier games for six years.

Friday, May 19, 2017

wild mountain laural

It is beautiful but  toxic and can be lethal to animals, although it would seem that deer are unharmed by it. People have apparently suffered ill-effects in the past after eating pheasants which had fed on mountain laurel. There were fatal cases of poisoning after people had eaten wild honey