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The loudest thunder I’ve ever heard…

We’re in some kind of direct thunderstorm path out here in rural Harpers Ferry. The thunder from last night’s storm, which woke me up, was incredibly loud… as it had been the night before.

Both our dogs were upset and  I had to come out into the living room and pet them and calm them down. Byron, the smaller of the two, crawled behind my recliner and put his head under the seat… I presume so he couldn’t see the lightning flash in the windows. Nestle, my big old boy, moved back and forth from couch to couch unable to rest comfortably.

We have even more of these storms projected by the Weather Channel for this afternoon… 60% chance, which is usually pretty good.

I hope my dogs are up for it.

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Remembering when Republicans were admired by ALL Americans…

 Read Robert G. Ingersol’s piece on Abraham Lincoln written in 1894. This gives a clear perspective on a Republican leader who served the WHOLE country:

http://www.archive.org/stream/abrahamlincolnle00inge#page/n3/mode/2up

(ever wonder what Lincoln would have thought of Mitch McConnell and John Boehner?)

If I could have done something like this at age 11, I probably wouldn’t be stuck in WV now.

Then again, if I were Mozart, I would have been dead over thirty years at this point.

Anyway, this piece, Allegro Molto, composed when Wolfgang was 11, was recently discovered. Take a listen:

This was played by Florian Birsak in Stuttgart on Mozart’s own pianoforte. What a complicated and beautiful piece.

HELP! Keep Under The LobsterScope going!

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1. I present a blog that keeps you up to date on politics and the arts… and lots of things you don.t find anywhere else…

and

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Bill’s Asterisks and Bullets and Bill’s Ampersands (see samples below.)

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I’m making a sincere request for your help…

I need your help to keep Under The LobsterScope going… but I never take your contributions without making it worth your while:
1. I present a blog that keeps you up to date on politics and the arts… and lots of things you don.t find anywhere else…

and

2. For every donation of $5.00 or more I am now offering 2 special fonts – real designer’s treasures – for your computer design and publishing efforts:
Bill’s Asterisks and Bullets and Bill’s Ampersands (see samples:)

These sell on my font site (http://utftype.blogspot.com) for $29.00 each.

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Thanks in advance,

– Bill

Is our economy a Ponzi Scheme? Activist Post thinks so.

clipped from www.activistpost.com

Economy Hit with the Ultimate Smokescreen: Biflation

You can tell when a Ponzi scheme is approaching its collapse by the increased number of smoke and mirrors needed to cover up the counterfeit foundation of the scheme.
The U.S. government, who already grossly disfigures the real numbers for GDP, unemployment and inflation, is constantly having to twist reality to keep their scheme afloat.
The government recently reported that unemployment numbers reached the lowest point in nearly two years at 8.9%, “sparking optimism” in the establishment media.  Many analysts point to two months in a row of “job growth” as evidence that the U.S. is well on its way to recovery and it should be good news for job seekers.
Try telling that to a random unemployed commenter who responded to the news with the following:

All lies. Why not just up the ante and say the unemployment rate is 5%? The last job I applied for had 440 applicants, many of whom had Phd’s, for the whopping non-living wage figure of 35K.

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So much is being revealed by sites that don’t get covered by the bigtime press (Hell, the NYTimes has been downplaying Wisconsin!).

Looking at the Economy as a whole gives you a hint at who controls the major publications… and they aren’t ordinary folks!

Thanks to the Web we are still getting information and proof that we need… until the biggies find a way to take it from us.