Death on a California Poppy
Photograph of a Crab Spider eating a Bee on a California Poppy
Crab Spiders have an extremely toxic poison. Toxic enough to ambush and kill a bee that is several times its size—poison so fast acting that the bee doesn’t have a chance to escape the flower before dying…
Shot today in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco at the Strybing Arboretum, one of my favorite places to shoot bugs…
Lindy Hoppers invade Union Square in San Francisco!!!
A mass invasion by a mass of joyful dancers makes Union Square in San Francisco a hopping spot today
If anyone has contact information for this group, please send me an email, and I’ll update the posting with a link to their site. Note, these photos have been resized and converted, but have not been edited/touched up etc… Sorry, simply ran out of time and wakefulness tonight. If you’re interested in using a photo let me know, I have the 15mb raw image files. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the shots as much as I enjoyed taking them!
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Spotted in Tacoma, Wa.
The elusive and rarely seen Long Legged, Whacked Out, Neon Crossing Guard is spotted in Tacoma:
San Francisco Police Department Radio Code Cheat Sheet
All the 10-codes, 11-codes, and other cryptic shit the SFPD uses in their radio communications
Here’s a PDF of the radio codes that the SFPD uses.
Love is in the truck….
Valentines day 2007 in San Francisco
Spotted on my way to work this morning....
Happy Birthday Abe!
Photograph of the Lincoln Memorial at night
Happy Birthday Abe! You were a hell of a man!
When I had the good fortune to visit Washington D.C. Last year, one of the things that I was sure to see was the Lincoln Memorial. It was awe inspiring and caused me to reflect on what a significant human being he was and how important he was to our country. Of course I “had” to get pictures of the memorial at night… Sheila was her usual tolerant and patient wife and accompanied me on a night time jaunt through the mall…
I can think of no better time than the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth to post a picture of the Lincoln Memorial.
The answers to my Iraq War Questions of March 2003
Herein I publish answer to my own questions
Sorry, It’s a work in progress. More answers coming soon. Running out of time right now, but wanted to get this posted.
Does Iraq currently pose a “clear and present danger” to the US?
The Bushies sure said it was: In Their Own Words: Iraq’s ‘Imminent’ Threat
Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them
Will the world (and the US) be safer without Sadaam running Iraq?
From the Washington Post: Spy Agencies Say Iraq War Hurting U.S. Terror Fight
NIE says no
Has there been any evidence that Iraq has supported any terrorism?
Has there been any evidence that Iraq has supported any terrorism aimed at the US?
From the Washington Post: Iraq’s Alleged Al-Qaeda Ties Were Disputed Before War
Has there been any proof that Iraq still has WMD?
From MSNBC: CIA’s final report: No WMD found in Iraq
From CN: Iraq war wasn’t justified, U.N. weapons experts say
Can we contain the Iraqi threat *without* war?
Well, it’s kinda hard to prove what “could have been”, but I think it’s clear that what we did failed:
Who stands to gain financially from war with Iraq?
The usual war profiteers
Do we have a plan for what to do after we topple Sadaam?
From the Guardian: US postwar Iraq strategy a mess, Blair was told
Are we going to be able to put in place a Democratic government in a
country that is populated by hugely different ethnic groups that don’t
like each other, and may lack the societal acumen to make democracy
From Foreign Affairs: Was Iraq a Fool’s Errand?
Iraq lacks any of the preconditions academics generally accept as being necessary for democratization to succeed. It has no middle class to speak of independent from the state; oil revenues, the life-line of any Iraqi regime, are notorious for their ability to centralize rather than democratize power; the country has no tradition of limited or responsible government; national identity is weak in the face of rival religious or ethnic loyalties; regional neighbors will do what they can to undermine whatever democratizing movements exist......
Is the estimated $100 BILLION that we’ll spend on Iraq best spent there?
You tell me… From ABC News: Who’s Counting: How Iraq Trillion Could Have Been Spent>
What are the econmic consequences of war, both for the US and the world?
Wikipedia is tallying the US: cost
Could war cause more terrorism, and further alienate us from
Like Margie said in Fargo, “You Betcha”
From the Washington Post: U.S. occupation has become a potent recruiting tool for al Qaeda and other terrorist groups,
Is it possible that we aren’t going to get what we think we will from