Raphael and Painting: 4 First frescoes in Rome — The Eclectic Light Company

Three stunning frescoes in a whole room with painted walls and ceiling: the Disputa, School of Athens, and Parnassus. Perfection.

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Vatican City issues special decrees against Corona Virus spread — FromRome.Info

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo Rome, March 9, 2020: The office of the Governor of the Vatican City has issued a special decree regarding provisions to be taken to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus. Here are photos of the two page decree. I will publish an English summary, below: The instructions from the Director […]

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Audience with the Pope, Vatican City — Dee to the World 🌎

What an awesome experience it was to see the Pope in person! For Catholics, laying eyes on the leader of the Catholic Church is an ultimate experience. I was so excited to attend this Wednesday’s audience with the Pope and get a glimpse of him up close. It was the highlight of my day. What […]

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Audience with the Pope, Vatican City — Dee to the World 🌎

What an awesome experience it was to see the Pope in person! For Catholics, laying eyes on the leader of the Catholic Church is an ultimate experience. I was so excited to attend this Wednesday’s audience with the Pope and get a glimpse of him up close. It was the highlight of my day. What […]

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LOCAL WALKS: Washington Park — bluebrightly

Set into a chunky peninsula on the northwest corner of Fidalgo Island, Washington Park is a singularly beautiful place. I’ve been there thirty-odd times in the past couple of years and each time I return, I see something new, and I’m enchanted again. Here is a selection of photos from this favorite local haunt. At […]

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Sunset Folly Beach, South Carolina — TPJphoto.net

The sunset itself was just OK for shooting. However the shine hitting the pier turned out o be the story. This pier is scheduled to be replaced so best get the images now before it’s gone.

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The Sophia Loren Windmill on the Island of Hydra, Greece — retireediary

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(A Savage Comment) Do You See No Elections This Fall: Trump Just Stays In Power?

 Do You See No Elections This Fall: Trump Just Stays In Power?

 

This letter this evening is about a ‘what if’. What if President Trump used some kind of war powers act and declaired there will be no new elections until He decides it to be so? What if? President Donald trump for another 4 years without an elections? President Donald Trump for life? Ivanka Trump our next Vice President, thus, next President after her “Daddy”? Dynasty of Trumps? All I am saying is what if! If these type events were to happen, what then? Would the people revolt? As a dear old friend used to say,”we shall see what we shall see”!

Saudi Arabia denies withdrawing from OPEC+ deal, says Russia was the one that withdrew — Financial Post

CAIRO — The Saudi foreign minister said early on Saturday that a statement attributed to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin about the kingdom’s withdrawal from the OPEC+ deal is not correct, and that Russia is the one that withdrew, state agency (SPA) reported. Read More

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(A Savage Comment) COVID-19: A Culling Of Our Herd?

COVID-19: A Culling Of Our Herd?

 

The reason for this letter to you tonight is designed to do one main thing, to get you to think! At this moment in time we are all living in a world unlike anything that any of us have ever witnessed before. This COVID-19 is not just a medical issue, it is also a psychological and a spiritual issue for each and everyone of us. To me, this is a good time to learn who we are as a race, the one that calls ourselves human. In this letter to you I am only hoping to open our minds to possible realities on this COVID-19 issue. I am not trying to tell you what to think, thats your job.

 

Back in the history of human time there have been cases of humans being culled out through such things as warfare, discrimination, enter-breeding, religious hatred and diseases. In a sense humans are a lot like animals in the same realities of extension. On a more recent comparison for us in history is when the Europeans came to the Americas with all the germs that they carried with them. Don’t get me wrong, every person that came across the pond could have been totally healthy yet they were still carriers of diseases the Native people had no defense to.  In that case many millions of Native American people died. Yet, not all “Indian” people were killed by white mans and black mans diseases nor even by their bullets nor starvation. Some (a few) do still remain to this day. But, why didn’t the different diseases from Europe and Africa kill off all the “Indians”? It has to be because the Indian folks grew an immunity to each of these diseases. The closest thing to these current events was in 1918 when the “Spanish Flu” killed tens of millions of people in the U.S. and especially in Europe. Folks, yet once again, 2/3 or there about of the people survived. Survivors had to grow to a level of immunity. 1347-50 In Europe the “Black Plague” is said to have killed 1/3 of Europe before it tore off into Russia in 1350. Folks, people in Europe and in Russia survived by the millions and tens of millions even though many million did die.

 

What I am saying is “immunity”. We humans will grow an immunity to it just like our pets and other animals seem to have. This COVID-19 is going to be something that all future people will have as part of their personal DNA from now on. Isn’t the only other option one in which this eventually kills everyone on the planet? If that was to be the case “what kind of world” would it be that we will be surviving in anyway? A Culling OF THE HERD? Think about it for a moment please, if one million people world wide die from this disease or even lets say five million people die from it, there are over seven billion humans on this rock. The percent “culled” is tiny when you compare the two. I just asked Google and it says if 5 million people die on the planet from this disease that would equal about .000714% of the worlds population. What I am saying folks is that most all of everyone is going to survive this, otherwise it would be a world killer and then there isn’t any thing we can do anyway that would prolong any life with a life style worth living for. Personally I get through these issues with a quiet prayer a few times a day, maybe that might help some other folks also. Faith is a wonderful thing, (Faith) and (Love) I do wish upon everyone of us.