“couples” — heraclitus the obscure

© Bridgeman Education

© Bridgeman Education

Heraclitus of Ephesus (c.535-c.475 BC).

(from fragment 10)
Couples are things whole and not whole, what is drawn together and what is drawn asunder, the harmonious and discordant. The one is made up of all things, and all things issue from the one.

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bastards!

By Scott Kaufman
Sunday, December 29, 2013 14:39 EST

NSA diverted computers and laptops from shipping facilities to install spyware

Der Spiegel reported on Sunday that the NSA’s “Tailored Access Operations” (TAO) has been diverting desktops and laptops shipped to U.S. consumers and installing spyware on them.”

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will a federal judge find THIS constitutional?  the constitutional republic left to us by the founders is gone–stolen by lying leaders who have subverted the constitution and a complicit corporate media which has sold the program to the compliant american public. i will weep no more for those citizens who have allowed their country to be taken from them because of their willful ignorance or their unwillingness to inform themselves or to think critically, or to resist the media manipulation and the corrosive influence of concentrated wealth. the corporate state has won – protected by the police state – and the specter that remains of our once great america deserves the fate which awaits it. as thoreau observed from his jail cell, and viktor frankl also noted in his book about his experiences as a prisoner in the WWII death camps (“man’s search for meaning”), no one can take away our personal freedom and right to choose our own responses. i do understand, though, why socrates drank the hemlock and lao tzu left society to become a hermit…

ps — the graphic is the NSA logo…

nebraskan supercell

Image credit: Jeremy Holmes http://www.irvisions.com/

Image credit: Jeremy Holmes
http://www.irvisions.com/

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Nebraskan supercell

This is an utterly fantastic image, taken by Jeremy Holmes, of a Nebraskan supercell.

A supercell (also known as a rotating thunderstorm) is a type of thunderstorm that forms in the presence of rotating updraft. Overall, supercells are less common than classic run-of-the-mill thunderstorms, which is fortunate since supercells have the potential of being very severe. They are most commonly identified by their ominous rotating structure and usually occur in arid climates (such as the Great Plains of the United States), but supercells can form anywhere in the world under the right conditions.

Sources and further reading: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/nebraskan-supercell