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Sunday Open Thread | Sidney Poitier Week

Celebrating Sidney Poitier Humanitarian and Civil Rights advocate.

Sidney Poitier “predicts” Barack Obama (1967)

Oprah’s Dinner of a Lifetime with Sidney Poitier (Part 1-4)

August 12, 2009 President Barack Obama honors Sidney Poitier with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Ecclectica: A Retro Throw Back

For those that have followed my winding writing career, they may recall a short-lived e-letter I published in the ealry 2000’s that covered general thoughts, politics, current events, and some short writings. 1,152 more words

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Religious Liberty Redux

This isn’t really a new post so much as a notation of some links that illustrate points I previously raised in some of my recent posts discussing how the idea of religious liberty is disappearing in this country, particularly in light of the same-sex “marriage” debate. 738 more words


23rd Bee Species Found At Bellis Identified

When I started my garden at Bellis in 2003, it consisted of Queensland Blue couch, fences and a house. Starting a garden completely from scratch is a rare opportunity for many of us. 720 more words


Climate 'Skeptics' or 'Deniers'?

Here’s an amusing article I found in the Skeptical Inquirer. It says that 48 fellows of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry are urging the media to stop referring to climate skeptics as ‘climate skeptics’ and start referring to them as ‘climate deniers’. 998 more words

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Then, he taps his red shoe three times against the side of the podium and Spinostress and her guards are neutralised by electronic arms and hands that have been activated from inside the stand. 236 more words