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110 Responses to “A Photographer Supreme”


  1. 3 CarolynfromDetroit
    December 6, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    :-)

  2. 4 CarolynfromDetroit
    December 6, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Catching up!

  3. December 6, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    All right, gentle souls, I’m off for the evening. Missus and I both have early mornings tomorrow. Chin chin!

  4. 10 globalcitizenlinda
    December 6, 2013 at 11:55 pm

  5. 11 globalcitizenlinda
    December 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

    On President Mandela – more learn to learn

  6. December 7, 2013 at 12:01 am

    States & Plutocrats whose objective is INEQUALITY are the enemy of humanity – in the 21st Century and since our ancestors began migrating from the Serengeti Plain.

    We, Americans, must lead the way in defeating, comprehensively, any adherent of INEQUALITY.

    If we do so, we truly will be the beacon, the promise, the reality that America espouses in its words and in many of its actions and sacrifices.

    Yes We Can

    …. time to prepare some dinner … rest well or welcome to a new day, dear TODers, depending on your time zone :)

  7. 14 globalcitizenlinda
    December 7, 2013 at 12:03 am

    I don’t know if someone pointed to this tribute to President Mandela written by the journalist Mr. Michael Cottman who is also writes regular columns for Black America Web and The Tom Joyner Morning Show.
    It is a short and highly personal article.
    Mr. Cottman has met both President Mandela and President Obama and he his words reinforce what many of us commented on already – the similarities between these two great men!

    He puts down his thoughts succinctly (especially the paragraph that I quote at last ):

    “ COMMENTARY: Nelson Mandela: A Humble Statesman With a Quiet Power “
    “Í met Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 14, 1991.
    We met one year after Mandela was released from serving 27 years in prison for attempting to overthrow a cruel government that practiced widespread apartheid, physical abuse and racial discrimination against South Africa’s black citizens.
    ……

    ………
    As a journalist, I traveled to South Africa in 1991 with New York Mayor David Dinkins, who became friends with Mandela, and I wrote about their budding relationship and Mandela’s strong leadership of the African National Congress, the black activist organization that eventually stamped out apartheid in South Africa.
    At an event for Dinkins, Mandela looked thin for his 6-foot frame, but he was healthy, gregarious, and stately – and his mind was sharp and focused as he spoke passionately about black children who are sick from hunger while also calling for racial reconciliation among South Africa’s black and white citizens. He was more like a king than politician, more regal than calculating.
    With dignity and grace, Mandela always seemed to put the needs of his people above his own.
    And what’s more, after covering many hard-nosed politicians over the years, Mandela offered a rare and refreshing quality: he was humble.
    “I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life,” President Barack Obama said Thursday at the White House.
    “My very first political action, the first thing I ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics, was a protest against apartheid,” Obama said. “I studied his words and his writings. The day that he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they’re guided by their hopes and not by their fears. And like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set, and so long as I live I will do what I can to learn from him.”
    Today, I cover the White House. And after meeting Mandela and Obama, speaking with both men and shaking hands with both men, I can’t help reflecting on the uncanny similarities between the two world leaders: Both men were rooted in community activism and social justice; both are tall and lean; both men are soft-spoken and would prefer diplomacy as a means to resolve conflict; both men are well-read and students of history; both men have talked openly about their faith; and both men overcame improbable racial obstacles to become the first black presidents of their nations.
    …………

    —-more paragraphs to follow

    For the full article please see this link:

    http://myhoustonmajic.com/3124667/commentary-nelson-mandela-a-humble-statesman-with-a-quiet-power-2/

  8. 16 vcprezofan2
    December 7, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Now you see me. Sweet dreams, everyone! Now you don’t.

  9. December 7, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Late night trivia TOD: A Bitcoin for the winner!!!! Or a puppy to for Danny….. Who is the famous person in this photo from today?

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

  10. 53 globalcitizenlinda
    December 7, 2013 at 12:11 am

    I wish there is a way the Ukraine (euromaidan) protestors could organize with the opposition in Russia so that they hold simultaneous massive street rallies in both countries;

    may be then putin could pay more attention to dealing with the Russian citizens instead of the people of Ukraine

  11. December 7, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Just like AMK, always comes in sloppy seconds on new threads……… he should expect the same result here:

  12. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    December 7, 2013 at 12:22 am

    I wouldn’t recommend going there, but somebody R/Td this guy in my timeline … haters everywhere! Once in a while, it’s worth it to see the bile that’s out there, just to keep up, but I’m off to block this animal and the R/Ter.

    @ Obamas Amerika

  13. 81 99ts
    December 7, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Picture here that for some reason reminds me of Ms Chips word view of football

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-07/australia-world-cup-draw-forces-check-of-expectations/5142118

    Also gives some interesting rankings for group B
    Spain 1, Netherlands 9, Chile 15, Australia 59 – mmmm – wonder who will be 4th in that group.

  14. 86 amk for obama
    December 7, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Today’s Tech Tip.

    Have you ever accidently closed out of a tab in your Internet browser that you were getting ready to read?
    Simply press Ctrl+Shift+T to re-open it.

  15. December 7, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Since the National Christmas Tree was lit tonight, MST, by our Pres. Obama, Mele Kalikimaka !

  16. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    December 7, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Goodnight, TODland! Sweet dreams.

  17. 103 Judith Fardig
    December 7, 2013 at 1:34 am

    ‘Night all. Have a great weekend!

  18. 105 Dudette
    December 7, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Good Night!

  19. December 7, 2013 at 2:43 am

    In case you wonder how crucial Twitter (and other social media modalities are) ….

    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23EuroMaidan&src=hash&f=realtime#

    … reality. WE are and MUST BE the Media and do whatever it takes to maintain internet connectivity – otherwise, we’re looking a global, brutal plutocratic control of the vast majority of humanity.

    Humanity will not dig it and that leads to the first ever global revolution.

    That is the reality we must do everything possible to prevent, because if it happens the likelihood of Homo sapiens becoming extinct is 99.99999%.

    Our banner must be #EquitableOpportunity, our ethios & unrelenting dedication must be ensuring #EquitableOpportunity.

    WE ARE THE ONES who must deliver.

    Yes We Can

  20. 109 amk for obama
    December 7, 2013 at 6:37 am


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