Some pictures of the fragile planet on which we live.
Chicago at night
Tokyo at night
Los Angeles at night
A crescent Earth at midnight
You can view more amazing pictures here.
Chat on, night owls.
Thanks for the lovely post, LL!
Congrats on 1st amk for Obama,
Have a wonderful evening.
PHX at night…. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/multimedia/gallery/iss035e005438.html
Thank you for the post…..
Funny thing…..theses gorgeous views brought my pressure down after screaming at the repukes for throwing America under the bus for Putin poop.
I felt we needed something calming.
Lovely pictures, LL. Calming is good, for sure!
Thanks, LL:) Looks better from space…..
Thank you for sharing…..
This is absolutely STUNNING!
Hi, Cin….they are all so relaxing to see…..
VC at night ….. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
I would push you and tell you to wake up, but I know you are keeping it real ; – )
Incredible! All the discredited Bush era warmongers are crawling from under their rocks to give their unsolicited opinions on the Ukraine— Jimi S (@jimi2124) March 04, 2014
@maddow Among many reasons #TzarVlado should be afraid of #PBO is the fact that #PBO could care less what @SenJohnMcain & @GrahamBlog think.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 04, 2014
#Nationalparks return $10 to U.S. economy for every $1 invested by the American taxpayer. Help spread the good news! http://t.co/LlDLhtFQH6— Natl Park Foundation (@GoParks) March 04, 2014
Hey, I could see my house on the one of Chicago.
#INFOGRAPHIC Putin may pay dearly for Crimea gambit in Ukraine, analysts say: u.afp.com/xTM http://t.co/5gPwUaxpIc— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) March 04, 2014
Great maps! (You know I love maps.)
Here’s something for ya:
By the by, GRAVITY had a budget of $100 million. The recent Indian mission to Mars cost $72.9 million — vulcanpost.com/4263/gravity-m…— Samarth Bhaskar (@samarthbhaskar) March 03, 2014
And not to forget, gravity took what?5 years while the indian mars mission was done in a year. Fantasy vs reality.
On another topic – why do folks believe all that is said by Stepien and his lawyer the truth – any wild idea in a coverup
Once again, GOP / MSM are trying to distract Democrats by slandering the President as "weak." Let's keep our eye on the ball and #GOTV2014.— (@JOBoomr) March 04, 2014
Let's see how "weak" the GOP and MSM think our President is, WHEN we give him a Democratic majority in House and Senate! #GOTV14— (@JOBoomr) March 04, 2014
Thank you jacquelineoboomer!
Just following your lead tonight in getting out the message, Cindy!
Incessant, and totally unconfirmed, reports that Yanukovych has died of ‘heart attack.’ Would pay zero attention to it until reputable sources – like the US State Department – confirm it.
Yes, we’ll wait to hear. First thing I thought of was “poison.”
He had a heart?
Probably had a framed one made of rubies in the palace from whence he fled.
could this also be diversion (hide him from future prosecution by claiming demise) ?
A little levity…….
I knew I was in for bad day when saw email from fired Gov. Christie staffer "Time for some plow troubles for Steve Keeley" @fox29philly— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) March 03, 2014
Oh my god!!! Poor man. And yet, funny.
I couldn’t pass up posting that, LL :cool:
Excellent! (Well, I say that because I wasn’t that poor man!)
Oh crap! Not funny…but funny:) I feel guilty for laughing at this one!
I had the same thoughts until he laughed at himself, and took a shot at Christie!
He does have a good sense of humor …. but, wow, that must have hurt!!!
The man is a beast….. Wasn’t fazed one bit!!!!!!!!
Deborah couldn't wait to be covered. You can still be covered for 2014, if you act by March 31. #TimeToEnroll youtube.com/watch?v=VpLct6…— Vick C. (@sonamie) March 04, 2014
James is covered. Are you? #TimeToEnroll
youtube.com/watch?v=0S5rlm…— Vick C. (@sonamie) March 03, 2014
James is covered. Are you? #TimeToEnroll
youtube.com/watch?v=0S5rlm…— Vick C. (@sonamie) March 03, 2014
On #USAvUKR: "The Football Federation of Ukraine confirmed that their team will travel to Cyprus and the match will proceed as scheduled."— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) March 04, 2014
That’s the spirit, Ukraine!!!!
Baltic Fleet holds exercises in framework of surprise inspection
Holy crap, the Dodgers are playing 2 games at the Sydney Cricket Ground later this month!
The players are not happy about it, LL. Zack Grienkie, is pissed….
Don’t know why they are here – reality is most US sportsmen want to play in the US – Olympics sometimes excluded
Way too much money in sport – in my humble opinion
Falling asleep in front of the keyboard! :shock: G’Night and sweet dreams.
I’ll be a home soon.
Night, vc…headed that way myself soon….
BBC: “Deadline” has passed without incident.
so he was bs’ing?
An analyst on about an hour ago said he thought that if there’d been any ultimatum given, it was a local commander acting without higher authority.
I pray it stays that way. Good night everyone and sweet dreams.
LL, Bobfr, Nerdy Wonka, Chipsticks, Jacquelineoboomer, tweeters and all, thank you for the updates. Tomorrow night, I will not walk in and turn on the TV. I will tune in to TOD’s Place “1st”, it’s safe : ) and will keep my pressure in tact.
g’nite Cindy – sweet dreams
Veterans Wake Up we have been betrayed by the republicans, They are trying to cut veterans disability,UNFIT TO SERVED http://t.co/xDlPHywvGg— Bobby News (@bobbybnews) February 22, 2014
@theWest Who says their not? Not everything NATO does need be announced on Twitter or TV ;) BTW, NATO in 'Article 4' meeting in a few hours.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 04, 2014
with that of typo I know I need FOOD!!!!!!!!!
@theWest Who says they're not? Not everything NATO does need be announced on Twitter or TV ;) BTW, NATO in 'Article 4' meeting in few hours.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 04, 2014
bbl … to the kitchen to prepare some dinner!!!
Hey Bob, I hope you had a wonderful dinner! I cannot begin to express how deeply grateful I am to you, and LL, for keeping us informed on Ukraine. I also appreciate the fact that you always warn us not to take everything we read as fact/truth.
Thank you, nath. Very enjoyable dinner. Just wanted to check in for a moment. Back after I do the dishes :)
Hope you’re having a fine evening.
And, yes, it is so important for all of us to double, triple, quadruple …. check everything!!
Yes We Can
If Putin is playing chess and Obama playing marbles, what is GOP playing to lose twice to Obama?
#DailyShow— Culture of Truth (@Bobblespeak) March 04, 2014
But of course, Pooty is NOT playing chess.
Ok people, I’m pooped. See everyone on the flip side.
You need and deserve the rest! Thanks for all your wonderful posts today and yesterday!
I see a number of people in my TL who are getting as pissed off about those in media and gop who are criticizing PBO about Ukraine as we are here;
our job as usual should continue to be: pushing back on the blatant lies (of omission or commission), innuendo, while at the same time promoting PBO’s policy position & agenda
some of the people who are not impressed by the parade of gop/media liars & back-stabbers include:
Think about it The guys who are telling us were doing it all wrong elected George Bush . Shouldnt credibility matter ? #tlot #maddow— Keith M. (@ksecus) March 04, 2014
The world must be ending! Kudlow just said his own clown conservatives "should back Obama." That Putin is the enemy.— Steve Weinstein (@steveweinstein) March 03, 2014
Donald #Rumsfeld criticizing Obama on foreign policy is like Vanilla Ice criticizing the Beatles.— Ziggy Daddy™ (@Ziggy_Daddy) March 04, 2014
@Ziggy_Daddy meh. @RumsfeldOffice criticizing @BarackObama on foreign policy is like @lindsaylohan criticizing Amish on modesty. #truth— sauerkraut (@IamSauerkraut) March 04, 2014
"Putin's War, Not Obama's": Hear This Republican's, Putin's Halo Will Disappear The Moment Russian Tr… wp.me/pIVTG-7Ix via @raemd95— Maritza Solito (@maritzasolito) March 03, 2014
@maritzasolito @wholden42 @raemd95 I was so angry. Damned politicians acted
so badly. We all know he is not a weak anything.— Dorothy Rissman (@stiNgo100) March 03, 2014
Republicans: Obama is wrong, should be tougher on Putin. Also Republicans: Russia is right, Obama should stop being tough. I need a drink.— John (@linnyitssn) March 04, 2014
Everyone knows had Obama intervened in Ukraine, the same #Assholes calling him weak now would call him a #Warmonger instead. #ScrewEm— Rena (@XGirlNYC) March 04, 2014
Same old US media beating the same old war drums for yet another same old un-winnable war.
American fourth estate = Fifth columnists.— (@amk4obama) March 04, 2014
“American fourth estate = Fifth columnists.”
Amk, as always, you spoke the absolute TRUTH!
I had a Biology class tonight, but did anyone post this…… The ironies of these two going at it are endless!
.@ggreenwald You know what what Snowden delivered to Putin. You call yourself a journalist. Report. Otherwise, you’re a flack for a spy.— (@davidfrum) March 03, 2014
.@ggreenwald You missed my tweet about how much Putin must now appreciate the secrets conveyed to Russia in Snowden’s computers?— (@davidfrum) March 03, 2014
earlier this evening, someone posted the exchange at the top but not the one at the bottom;
the back and forth between these two is interesting – to say the least!
Linda, wanted to thank you for your support of Ambassador Power!!
we all do what little we can to support a brilliant UN Ambassador
WOW- this picture sums it up.
HT @feministabulous. Anti-russia protestor in #Belgium. via @nowthisnews #Ukraine http://t.co/4mOwFOjNcH— Rashell Habib (@RashellHa) March 04, 2014
Remember the "Fuck the EU" leak? Now official says: "We're not putting Europe in the lead on this anymore" on.wsj.com/1cprXLn— Adam Entous (@adamentous) March 04, 2014
Czechs say they cannot halt trade with #Russia over events in #Ukraine. Of all people! ceskenoviny.cz/zpravy/czechs-…— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) March 04, 2014
Goodnight, TOD. Thank you all. Try to rest, we are in this together. HZ, candies will be lit for your well-being tomorrow, Angels all around you. God bless our beloved President Obama and his family.
Oh, gag, this crazy loon is still not over this and I fell into her trap by not remembering her name! Quickly blocked her.
@JOBoomr @MTmarilyn2 @TheDemocrats Yes part of my pers PBO story that Obama Diary used w/o asking.. allreilledup.com/2012/11/valida…— Peggy Reilly (@pegallreilledup) March 04, 2014
Poor Ms Peggy – she still doesn’t understand the internet – and the compliment she was paid – sad loon.
I recall Chips and NW made the story about shining a light on President Obama, and this person made it about herself. That’s all we really need to know about the difference between TOD’s interests and her “personal story”!
Me to JOB. I was so mad I almost went after her but decided if she still didn’t understand what happened she is too stupid to engage. So I blocked her too.
Agree! Almost wrote back something like “you’re not over that, yet?” but she is not worth it. Plus, she’s looking for the attention – which she won’t get from us!
Incredible. Half the Ukraine troops from Belbek base now marching to airstrip occupied by Russians. Unarmed. To take it back.— Simon Shuster (@shustry) March 04, 2014
Marching to the runway #Belbek #Crimea #Ukraine http://t.co/huMSvXo4RQ— Anshel Pfeffer (@AnshelPfeffer) March 04, 2014
Wives of the officers are camping out by the gates of Belbek airbase and serving as human shields #Crimea #Ukraine http://t.co/1FbCMHVhiL— Anshel Pfeffer (@AnshelPfeffer) March 04, 2014
Looks to be standoff at Belbek air base in Crimea, as Ukrainian troops try to peacefully take back positions, via @AnshelPfeffer + @shustry— Mike Giglio (@mike_giglio) March 04, 2014
Face off between Ukraine base commander Col. Yuli Manchur and Russian officer at occupied Belbek airbase http://t.co/6N10wuezef— Simon Shuster (@shustry) March 04, 2014
Russian soldiers fire warning shots as Ukrainians attempt to reclaim aircraft htz.li/OVSMvY @AnshelPfeffer http://t.co/J8Y8jK31kl— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) March 04, 2014
The power of people committed to freedom + the access to the Internet is the transformational opportunity for all of humanity to seize and nurture.
@JohnKerry @AmbassadorRice @AmbassadorPower Unarmed #Ukrainians bravely face armed Russians @ Belbeck twitter.com/shustry/status… #YesWeKnow— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 04, 2014
YES WE MUST
Reading this Russian press review, there is a distinct lack of enthusiasm for what Russia is now doing in Ukraine: themoscowtimes.com/article/495552…— Joshua Kucera (@joshuakucera) March 04, 2014
I have no idea what the status quo will be when I wake up tomorrow, but I doubt this courageous women will be back on state owned RT
Russia Today anchor Abby Martin speaks out against Russian invasion of Crimea youtube.com/watch?v=ZolXrj…— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) March 04, 2014
And it looks like President Obama, called Putin’s bluff:
#RUSSIA PRESIDENT PUTIN ORDERS TROOPS ENGAGED IN MILITARY EXERCISES TO RETURN TO THEIR BASES – AGENCIES CITE KREMLIN SPOKESMAN #Ukraine— Stanley White (@stanleywhite1) March 04, 2014
Putin ends military exercises in western Russia says Interfax; Micex jumps | bloomberg.com— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) March 04, 2014
Indeed: “@ChristopherJM: Putin pulling troops conducting exercises in western Russia, but none of the 1000s of troops already in #Crimea”— Laura Mills (@lauraphylmills) March 04, 2014
@BloombergNews What matters is #TzarVlado order his troops in Crimea to return to base & halt his illegal aggression on #Ukraine #euromaidan— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 04, 2014
The red flag the Ukrainians marched with is the banner of the fighter pilots who fought Nazis in 1941 and guarded the Yalta Conference— Simon Shuster (@shustry) March 04, 2014
Ukraine commander demands to guard the base jointly with Russians, who pledge to give their commanders' response by 12:00, in 2 hours— Simon Shuster (@shustry) March 04, 2014
A very courageous, skillful Ukrainian officer …
@AnshelPfeffer Exceptionally brave Ukrainians!! #euromaidan cc @AmbassadorPower @Lawrence @maddow— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 04, 2014
@AntDeRosa Abby Martin deserves tremendous respect for speaking, courageously. cc @Lawrence @maddow @PressSec @AmbassadorRice #euromaidan— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 04, 2014
the anchor will probably have no job
US federal court rejects BP's efforts to halt payments relating to Deepwater oil spill. Soak the mofos.
bbc.com/news/business-…— (@amk4obama) March 04, 2014
Instead of wanting to ban native languages of new US immigrants, why don't we all speak our indigenous tongues of Navajo, Cree, Ojibwe, etc?— (@JOBoomr) March 04, 2014
Ha. (Been carrying that random thought around all day, and thought I’d drop it on Twitter!)
Well, on that nice note, I’m outta here for the evening. Sweet dreams when you get there, Bobfr!
Thank you, Jacqueline. Will need to get some rest soon or there will be no reason to go to bed :)
Bobfr – Hope you got your rest! And I know what you mean about stretching the day so long, you ask yourself why bother sleeping now? :)
Meanwhile, Mardi Gras:
13 Mardi Gras parades roll on Fat Tuesday around metro New Orleans bit.ly/1i1QJ1J— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) March 04, 2014
interesting read…. if anyone is still awake :)
It’s a great read susanne – and the true story seems to be floating through the media at the minute – Putin is trying to pull one big bluff – and economically he can’t keep it up – and militarily – if the west decided to confront him – he is also undone.
Putin’s talk of the anti-constitutional coup – is somewhat similar to Bush’s WMD – but that ship sailed 10 years ago & folks are more disbelieving now – which of course they should have been when Bush opened his mouth.
RT @denverpost: RT @AP: BREAKING: Russia to cancel the discount for natural gas supplies to #Ukraine.— (@igorvolsky) March 04, 2014
yesterday, Bobfr and others here who watched the UN proceedings pointed out the crazy behavior and speech by the Russian UN representative;
well, based on this BBC report, the same crazy talk is the official line of the russian government & comes straight from arrogant putin himself;
Russia's President Putin says events in Kiev were an "anti-constitutional coup and military seizure of power" bbc.in/1cyLx1W— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 04, 2014
That #Putin presser was terrifying. He says Russia's invasion of #Ukraine merely a humanitarian mission.— (@kjcopp) March 04, 2014
terrifying is not the word anyone sane is using about Putin’s words. Look at the twitter you have quoted – full of anti PBO statements, anti gay marriage, and pro Palin
putin’s presser is only “terrifying” if you consider that he and the people around him believe the garbage he just said now & yesterday at the UN
And if that person is in your twitter feed I would delete her fast – a first rate RWNJ.
Putin doesn’t believe what he said – GWB via Colin Powell also said much garbage at the UN – when someone else wants to invade another country, making up lies to tell the UN and his own people – there is a precedent – sadly.
clearly, putin did not think through the consequences of his actions and is now surprised by the reaction of Ukraine and others;
garbage from putin’s presser shows he is looking for a way out of the mess he created ;
#Putin on #Ukraine crisis: Military intervention, if it happens, will be legal & legitimate. Use of force would be humanitarian mission.— (@euronews) March 04, 2014
I tend to be thinking along the same lines as this person =>
Putin has halted Russian military 'exercises' near #Ukraine and denies Russian forces in Crimea. Confused bluster in presser. Backing down?— Marc Burleigh (@marcburleigh) March 04, 2014
Imagine that – the man who acts then thinks – maybe made a mistake and is looking for a way out. The man who thinks before he acts – and ignores the RWNJ fools who attack from within his own country – is getting it right.
Here is the clip I mentioned yesterday when Christian Armanpour went after Blitzer and Stephen Cohen….Wolf gets all defensive..Katrina’s hubby laughs
US Ambassador To The UN Samantha Power Just Ripped Into Russia At A Security Council Meeting
By BRETT LOGIURATO – (March 3, 2014)
Let’s begin with a clear and candid assessment of the facts.
It is a fact that Russian military forces have taken over Ukrainian border posts. It is a fact that Russia has taken over the ferry terminal in Kerch. It is a fact that Russian ships are moving in and around Sevastapol. It is a fact that Russian forces are blocking mobile telephone services in some areas. It is a fact that Russia has surrounded or taken over practically all Ukrainian military facilities in Crimea. It is a fact that today Russian jets entered Ukrainian airspace. It is also a fact that independent journalists continue to report that there is no evidence of violence against Russian or pro-Russian communities.
Russian military action is not a human rights protection mission. It is a violation of international law and a violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the independent nation of Ukraine, and a breach of Russia’s Helsinki Commitments and its UN obligations.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/samantha-power-russia-ukraine-un-security-council-2014-3#ixzz2uznPwe69
Mooooooorning Early Birds!
Orange sodium vapor lights illuminate the port facilities of Long Beach, California, supporting the round-the-clock operations of one of the world’s busiest commercial cargo ports. Image ISS016-E-27162 was taken on February 4, 2008, using the 400 mm lens, providing superior resolution.
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