when the supreme court reads like poetry

They didn’t even elaborate that they’re agreeing with the District Court in allowing grandparents in. Only the last sentence which tells you the 3 dissenting justices would have struck down the District Court entirely, gives the full meaning of the court’s momentous decision.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017

ORDER IN PENDING CASE 16-1540

TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF U.S., ET AL.
V.
HAWAII, ET AL.

The Government’s motion seeking clarification of our order of June 26, 2017, is denied. The District Court order modifying the preliminary injunction with respect to refugees covered by a formal assurance is stayed pending resolution of the Government’s appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Gorsuch would have stayed the District Court order in its entirety.

lord of the rings: how music elevates story

I’ve spoke about the motifs in the Lord of the Rings, with Alex lately.

However, I have to admit, I’m not as musically literate as I want to be, and I shamelessly stole the thesis from this brilliant guy on YouTube, nerdwriter1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7BkmF8CJpQ

He distills BladeRunner as a postmodern epic so well in another vid.

But yeah, someone who reads and writes and makes videos.

Kinda what I wanna be. He’s very smart and inspiring. Like all of you.

quantum physics is so spiritual

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj0p8Xqhr5k

I like to think of myself as scientific literate enough that most popular scientists (Bill Nye, Tyson, Brian Green) can’t teach me much. Especially since they are in the fields of science EDUCATION, and not research.

This academic lecture TAUGHT ME ALOT new not in any pop-science documentaries, but goes to confirm the quote from Richard Feynman. "Physics is the ever-expanding horizon of our own ignorance."

When humanity learned to see into deep space, they questioned why we needed God. Now we see regular matter as a mere 4% of the universe, compared to dark energy and dark matter — cosmic forces needed to make the calculations works — which begs the question: why are we even here? Either some freak accident, highly unlikely in a cold and entropic universe. Or we are the the guided result of careful planning of a very active Creator.

Matter itself is unreal. Take your Newton and your deCartes and forget you know anything about what is real. Real is not 3D, real is not gravity, and not anything you can perceive. No more than you perceive the Earth as a flat expanse because it’s curvature is too large for you to imagine.

List of monopoly junior chance cards

Free space : Advance to a brown or yellow space. If one is available get it for free, otherwise pay rent to the owner.Free space : Advance to a light blue or red space. If one is available get it for free, otherwise pay rent to the owner.

Free space : Advance to a pink or dark blue space. If one is available get it for free, otherwise pay rent to the owner.

Free space : Advance to an orange or green space. If one is available get it for free, otherwise pay rent to the owner.

Free space : Advance to an orange space  space. If one is available get it for free, otherwise pay rent to the owner.

Free space : Advance to a light blue space. If one is available get it for free, otherwise pay rent to the owner.

Free space : Advance to a red space space. If one is available get it for free, otherwise pay rent to the owner.

Advance to the Skatepark. If no one owns it, get it for free, otherwise pay rent to the owner.

Advance to Boardwalk. If no one owns it, get it for free, otherwise pay rent to the owner.

Collect $2 from the bank

Everyone gives you $1. Happy Birthday

Pay $2 to the bank

Advance to Go, collect $2

Move forward one space or take another chance card.

Move forward *up to* 5 spaces.

Get out of jail free.

Give this card to little Hazel. On your next turn, go forward to any free space and buy it. If all are owned, by one space from any player.

Give this card to little Scotty. On your next turn, go forward to any free space and buy it. If all are owned, by one space from any player.

Give this card to the toy car. On your next turn, go forward to any free space and buy it. If all are owned, by one space from any player.

Give this card to the Toy boat. On your next turn, go forward to any free space and buy it. If all are owned, by one space from any player.

god bless douglas macarthur

https://charlierose.com/videos/30530

I was watching this Charlie Rose interview with Richard Haas, and it was very insightful how Pres. Trump reassured the Saudis that he had their back 100%, but the Europeans did not have any reassurance of a similar kind.

But then he was talking about trumps policy on the Korean Peninsula and I thought it was in very insightful how he said that neither China nor the South want war on the peninsula and everything that entails. Which led me to realize that I didn’t know much about the Korean War, even though I have a really good friend who is based there and faces real-world consequences of American foreign policy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzMGZX9eJ1U
Watching this documentary on the Korean War, beginning with the Soviets and Americans meeting on the peninsula to drive out the Japanese at the end of World War II, but then the war really became the first shot of the Cold War. Ironically it continues despite the fact that the Cold War ended 30 years ago with the collapse of the Soviet Union.

That war was won and lost so many times, I don’t know if it was worse to have died or lived it through it.

It’s a cold mountainous country, the worst Battlefield to march in it seems. The Soviets and Americans ostensibly left at the end of the war, but with puppet regimes in place. It soon turned into bloodshed and bloodbath. For ideology alone, Koreans gunned each other down mercilessly.

— MacArthur surprise attack on Incheon was against the advice of his top brass. And they all expected major casualties, but he managed to retake the port and crucial supply line with a loss of only 20 UN forces. Without it, we would have never taken Seoul back.

— I was wondering just this morning, should I really celebrate Memorial Day, since the US has not been at war with Mexico or Canada in well over a century and a half? Shouldn’t we only really need a police force, and not really a military , and certainly not at its present size and budget?

This documentary, and I’m only 2/3 through, reminded me that US troops have not only secured our freedom, but for people the world over.

Happy Memorial Day. I’ll go lay a wreath at a tombstone later.

— also fascinating, when the Chinese Assault on Seoul came, and US-UN forces were again backed into a corner, MASH field hospital units, (women working side-by-side), saved 25% more men and returned them to Battlefield, than were returned in World War II. We were so losing that by the time the Chinese assault came, they needed every man that could get on the front line, and the improved military field medical techniques really made a difference in winning.

Go watch Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge”. Military medics are God’s people.