• Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-06-19 14:33:04

    Whistleblower wrote a great article for the Daily News. However, MPP ordered the confiscation of all newspapers before they could be distributed and sold. On another note, my brother was able to leave the house with his wife for lunch and return without arrest.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-06-18 06:31:49

    Update from this morning: Brother is going stir crazy. Can't go outside, not even on the balcony as it faces the side where the plain clothes cops are hanging out. No computers since he smashed the hard drives. Friends can come in and out, bring food, and take pictures. The whistle blower continues to send off stories to the newspapers. The cops sent a message, but they refuse to open the door, instead talk through the window. The senator will be home tomorrow night, and the election is June 23, so depending on who wins, things could cool down after that.

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    • spatz
      spatz 1 cheers 2017-06-18 08:03:18

      @Captain Bones Hope it cools down a bit once the senator arrives!

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    • rainbowssparks
      rainbowssparks 1 cheers 2017-06-18 09:43:56

      @Captain Bones What is the background story? what is the whistleblower revealing that doesn't go down well? Not sure if you want to share, but I'm curious. Hope the situation gets better when she gets home.

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      • Captain Bones
        Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-18 11:53:20

        @rainbowssparks Don't really have the background, just said he was revealing high government corruption, and those high officials (who are well connected) are extremely pissed off. I hope to find out more of the story from other family members in coming days.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 5 cheers 2017-06-16 11:37:17

    Hopefully, this goal will be complete in a matter of days. My brother's house is under siege and surrounded by uniformed and plainclothes police for his giving refuge to a government corruption whistle blower. The press and political party supporters have also shown up. The cops are reluctant to break down the door for not only the bad press it would cause, but his wife also happens to be a senator.

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    • spatz
      spatz 2 cheers 2017-06-16 13:45:26

      @Captain Bones I hope they're safe!

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      • Captain Bones
        Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-16 13:57:56

        @spatz The drama continues, but by latest report, seems to be improving, or at least lessening in intensity. All are awaiting the senator's return from a campaign tour soon. Supporters, press, and plain clothes police still holding vigil. Brother had smashed all laptops' hard drives so no info could be seized, making it hard to communicate, but there are ways.

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        • spatz
          spatz 1 cheers 2017-06-17 08:29:02

          @Captain Bones Do keep us posted. Hope it all turns out ok once the senator shows up.

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    • rainbowssparks
      rainbowssparks 1 cheers 2017-06-16 14:31:11

      @Captain Bones Hope they are safe, crazy situation.

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    • spyrunner
      spyrunner 2 cheers 2017-06-17 12:44:44

      @Captain Bones Please keep us informed. Your brother is a hero.

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      • Captain Bones
        Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-17 14:11:01

        @spyrunner Yo, Spy, long time no see. Hope all is good with you. Thanks for your words. I'll pass them on to bro. Haven't heard anything today. Will try to communicate tomorrow. It's possible through side channels but a bit tricky, and timing has to be right. When his wife, the senator, get's back, I imagine things will cool down. She's very popular in the country.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-21 02:08:24

    One of my favorite wineries is Chateau Montelena. They have great cabs of varying prices, the best of which is over $100. For an extra $10 they give you a taste. It was very good, but I couldn't afford it. However, the guy next to me bought 2 bottles. Some people.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-21 02:14:09

    Enjoy a stroll down the main street, Lincoln Blvd.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-07 06:15:47

    At the top of Napa Valley in California's wine country, one hour north of San Francisco, Calistoga has an old Western look to it: great restaurants and boutiques, hot springs, beautiful country.

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      cia007 1 cheers 2017-06-14 13:25:30

      @Captain Bones sounds like a great place to be and surrounded by wine too!!

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        Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-06-15 12:20:31

        @cia007 It's a magical place. The wine may bring you here, but you get caught in the web of great restaurants, hot springs baths, horse riding tours, hot air balloons, galleries, boutiques, beautiful scenery, live music, and lots of other stuff.

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          cia007 0 cheers 2017-06-15 14:24:19

          @Captain Bones love little hidden gems like these....beats the big tourist attractions!! Going to put this stop on my bucket list for next time I drive south!

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      oyeathatgirl 2 cheers 2017-06-15 01:51:06

      @Captain Bones Where are your other two houses if you don't mind me asking?

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      • Captain Bones
        Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-15 04:37:17

        @oyeathatgirl Ha ha, good question. I only have one, in Tokyo's Kichijoji (voted best place to live in Tokyo many years in a row, and it's true). Take a look on Google. When I get a 2nd house, it will be in Singapore. I love that town, feel it's me 2nd home, and have many friends there. I like that it's always summer. I could go on and on about SG, but had best stop there. So after my 2nd home, my 3rd home would be in Calistoga. Been there many times and always love it.

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    Captain Bones Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-15 09:02:35

    At this time, where you live, what is the predominant flower? Where I live, with the changing of the seasons, the number 1 flower changes. Right now, with tsuyu (rainy season) happening, it's ajisai (hydrangea) time, with their many shapes and colors. Took this shot today in a park in Takanodai.

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-10 01:30:21

    It's nice to be loved,...well, most of the time, but I hate it, I just hate it when mosquitoes love me. But why do they love me more than other people?

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    • shammy
      shammy 1 cheers 2017-06-10 05:43:24

      @Captain Bones true I always get love bites lol

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    • cia007
      cia007 1 cheers 2017-06-10 05:49:42

      @Captain Bones its the fruit...sweetens the blood....try vitamin B...and I don't know if would work but perhaps some cayenne pepper to boot! Give those buggers a kick!

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-03 10:58:55

    Well, since no one offered an answer to my last question, I'll tell you the answer: There were seven Beatles.

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      spatz 1 cheers 2017-06-03 12:00:23

      @Captain Bones Wait, weren't there 8?

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        Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-03 12:07:25

        @spatz I'm listening. Talk to me.

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          spatz 2 cheers 2017-06-03 12:34:11

          @Captain Bones Hmmm, there were

          John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

          And there was Stuart Sutcliffe

          So that's five. And then there were

          Tommy Moore, Norman Chapman and Pete Best

          Of course, if you count the Indian Beatle, then that's nine.

          Hm.

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          • Captain Bones
            Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-03 22:37:18

            @spatz Both Moore and Chapman played with the SILVER BEATLES. Moore from May to June in 1960, and Chapman stepped in after him, but only played 3 shows. In July, 1960, the band was renamed BEATLES, and Pete Best became drummer. The members I have who played under the name, BEATLES, are John, Paul, George, Stuart Sutcliffe, Pete Best, Chas Newby (who became bassist in December, 1960, after Stuart quit, but only played a short time), and Ringo. So, 7 BEATLES. Who was the Indian guy?

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            • spatz
              spatz 0 cheers 2017-06-04 19:33:40

              @Captain Bones well ok, if you separate the Silver Beatles from the Beatles... The Indian Beatle is all the news here. Buddhadev Kansara played in on "Within You Without You".

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              • Captain Bones
                Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-04 22:53:54

                @spatz George was actually the only Beatle to play on that song. There were 4 Indian musicians backing him, but one of their names had been left out of the credits. He was finally tracked down many years later. That was Kansara. Background musicians are never considered members of the group, especially if they only play on one song on an album but never play live with them. The Beatles have had many studio musicians play on their albums, sometimes whole orchestras. Anyway, Apple Records says, "The idea was that the Beatles weren't even considered the Beatles on this album, they were Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

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          • MayKasaharawithalongtail
            MayKasaharawithalongtail 1 cheers 2017-06-07 18:46:30

            @spatz Billy Preston was called the fifth Beatle when he played on the Let It Be gig.

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          • MayKasaharawithalongtail
            MayKasaharawithalongtail 2 cheers 2017-06-07 18:50:33

            @spatz And there was a DJ who referred to himself as the fifth Beatle. I don't remember his real name, though he was known as Murray the K - I could google it to find out his proper name. And while we're at it, Brian Epstein was also known as the fifth Beatle. Not by me, though, and I kind of know my Beatles lore.

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            • spatz
              spatz 2 cheers 2017-06-08 19:47:44

              @MayKasaharawithalongtail More Beatles than you'd want to count it seems. Now how many do we've got in the meantime?

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              • Captain Bones
                Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-09 06:12:00

                @spatz Still just 7 who were actually called Beatles. Any others have been explained away. But don't let me stop you from trying. After all, this is fun. I didn't think I'd get this many replies, and everyone has a different opinion. That's good, makes life interesting. Now I have to think up a new question.

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            • Captain Bones
              Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-09 05:59:46

              @MayKasaharawithalongtail Billy Preston was credited on the "Get Back" sessions, some of the material from which would later be culled to make the film "Let It B" and its companion album, but the credits said, "The Beatles with Billy Preston," hence, a guest artist, not considered an actual Beatle. The Beatles had many guest artists and studio musicians play with them, for example, look at "I Am the Walrus." Preston also played keyboard for the Rolling Stones on some of the groups albums and tours in the 1970s but was never considered a Rolling Stone. As for Murray the K, Epstein, and Martin, calling them "the fifth Beatle" is merely an honorary title, as I said above, like giving an honorary Harvard degree to someone who never actually went there. And as for Yoko Ono, fuhgeddaboudit! The other Beatles would never have allowed her to be called a Beatle.

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    • ahorrasi
      ahorrasi 1 cheers 2017-06-03 22:52:42

      @spatz then there's the producer, he was a big deal, what was his name? George Martin? ppl have called him the 5th beatle (along with all the others) many songs would not have been possible without his technical skill

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-02 01:52:42

    How many Beatles were there?

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-29 09:20:52

    Is there any place you'd rather be?

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    • diamondlightfoot
      diamondlightfoot 1 cheers 2017-05-29 10:20:02

      @Captain Bones nope. I'm happy right where I am and doing what I'm doing. I would like to have at least one vacation a month, just to see other places, but the wallet would scream.

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    • Queen Purrs Like A Kitten
      Queen Purrs Like A Kitten 2 cheers 2017-05-29 11:54:14

      @diamondlightfoot like you said I am happy right where I am but Winter is fast approaching, I'd like to be somewhere tropical!

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      • Captain Bones
        Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-29 12:03:06

        @Queen Purrs Like A Kitten I'm with you on the tropical, always my favorite any time of year.. I guess we're on other sides of the equator. Summer's approaching here.

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    • rainbowssparks
      rainbowssparks 1 cheers 2017-05-29 13:48:09

      @Captain Bones Place is fine, just prefer a different season. I love winter, lots of snow. The musquitos will soon start to come, brrrr.

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    • kanardazul
      kanardazul 1 cheers 2017-06-09 03:01:54

      @Captain Bones yes... I have a wanderlust itch that is never satisfied.
      Where? That I do not know... I would go anywhere and depending of the place I would want to go again sooner or later.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-06-02 06:01:02

    Nights on treks are spent mainly in village tea houses

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-27 09:25:11

    One of the few places on our planet where no human has set foot, Machapuchahare is the most outstanding mountain in the Annapurna range. This majestic peak, also known as Fish Tail, is a sacred and revered mountain in the Hindu religion. Associated with the god Shiva, it is off limits to climbing.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 4 cheers 2017-05-23 07:30:40

    The trek begins in Phedi, a one hour bus ride from Pokhara (which is a short flight from Kathmandu). It can take a total of between 8 days and 14 days. The bottom portion of the trek is a network of trails and villages, then passes up the Modi Khola Gorge into the heart of the sanctuary and some of the most dramatic mountain scenery on the planet.

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-21 02:28:32

    I would like to meet Paul Gauguin during his time in Tahiti and photograph his subjects while he painted them. I'd also like to have a few drinks with him and experience his life there. I think we could be friends.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-15 12:32:02

    I'd like to meet Nat Turner. He led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831. Though his intentions were good, his methods were in question. He did, however, bring about discussion on the issue. I included him in my time travel novel.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-06-08 01:22:02

    I'd like to meet Helen of Troy to see if I agree that she was the most beautiful woman in the world, with "a face that launched a thousand ships."

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-31 01:54:09

    Hank William, the "King of Country Music". "Son of a gun (I'm sure) we'll have big fun on the bayou."

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-27 09:38:48

    James Butler Hickok, aka "Wild Bill." An American folk hero: a drover, wagon master, soldier, spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, showman, gambler, and holder of the first "deadman's hand" (aces and 8s). I bet he'd have some great stories to tell.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-13 08:52:31

    Day 6: Slowly make your way back to Cork while taking in the lush country landscape. Having completed the circular course, enjoy one last night of celebration with your riding companions over a delicious meal and clinking glasses.

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-11 01:39:24

    Day 5: Peddle amid ancient battlefields and seaside vistas. Visit a rustic castle and watchtower from the Napoleonic War. Stop at a favorite local restaurant for some classic Irish dishes and local beer.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-08 00:37:19

    Day 4: Stunning coastal scenery lines the route to Courtmacsherry Bay and the remains of a 13th century abbey. Wander through Kinsale's medieval alleys and shops. Soak up fascinating history in this colorful port town.

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-06 05:25:38

    Day 3: Cycle through the untamed Bera Peninsula, then a gradual uphill climb to the Caha Pass with panoramic views. Ride downhill to the small town of Glengarriff and on to picturesque Bantry. Relax at a cozy pub for some delicious seafood and listen to traditional Irish songs.

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    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-05 09:42:13

    Day 2: You'll pass pristine lakes, stately cliffs, and glacier carved mountains. Stop at the town of Kenmare for some whiskey tasting, then back on the bike to check out a prehistoric stone circle before kicking back with a pint of Guinness at a lively pub.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-18 07:46:11

    Last stop: Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. A big modern city, but still a lot of the old left, green parks, historical points, cultural exhibits, music, dancing, bars and restaurants of all kinds. So much to see and do.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-14 07:48:06

    Next, Putrajaya. This is a modern city with elegantly designed streets with a European feel. There are many green parks and waterways that flow into a large lake which the beautiful pink Putra Mosque sits on. This is an upscale city, so there are many high class restaurants.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-09 06:00:16

    Next stop is Seremban. I couldn't find a lot to do, there's a beautiful mosque, a lot of green park area, but I think the best thing to do is eat. Some great looking food.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-06 07:45:16

    Next stop is Ayer Keroh. Known as the "Green Belt" of Malacca, it has trees over 100 years old in many recreational forests, perfect for tourists who want to explore nature's beautiful sights and sounds.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-03 02:41:02

    A monument to durian in a center city intersection.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-21 02:44:59

    Stanza 17: "Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting - "Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore. Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken! - quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door! Quoth the Raven "Nevermore."

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-08 01:35:28

    Stanza 16: "Prophet!" said I , "thing of evil! - prophet still if bird or devil! - By that Heaven that bends above us - by that God we both adore - Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn, it shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore - Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore." Quoth the Raven "Nevermore."

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-28 08:23:25

    Stanza 15: "Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil! - Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted - On this home by Horror haunted - tell me truly, I implore - Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!" Quoth the Raven "Nevermore."

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-23 08:30:42

    Stanza 14: Then methought, the air grew denser, perfumed by an unseen censer swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor. "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he hath sent thee respite - respite and nepenthe from the memories of Lenore; Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore." Quoth the Raven "Nevermore."

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-18 07:56:27

    Stanza 13: This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing to the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core; This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining on the cushion's velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er, but whose velvet-violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er, She shall press, ah, nevermore!

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-03 09:37:21

    Last month, a Singaporean tourist was in Komodo National Park taking pictures of a dragon eating frenzy when he got to close, and one bit him. A dragon's bite contains a blood-pressure reducing venom, which explains their hunting technique of biting their prey once, then stalking it till it falls over from weakness. The man was put on a military speed boat and rush to a hospital on another island for treatment. This is the first instance in 5 years of a Komodo dragon attacking a human.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-11 23:48:33

    For me, this would be a more ideal way to see Komodo, spending a few days aboard a yacht that visits other islands in the area.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-11 02:05:13

    The day boat from Labuanbajo

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-09 08:45:04

    There are no places to stay on Komodo. Most people stay in Labuanbajo in west end of Flores and boat over for the day. Labuanbajo is said to be nice: good accommodations and nice places to eat. It also has an airport.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-04 04:00:32

    The main village is on the water's edge. Dragons occasionally meander through scavenging for food.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-23 08:41:08
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    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-02-26 14:23:05

    I have been to the border, the wall, the end of the reef, so many times, and have looked down into the void, the darkness, the unknown, and I was afraid. I backstroked to safety, to security, to a place of sanctuary where nothing real or imagined could harm me. But I always felt an overwhelming sense of weakness for allowing fear (or was it , actually common sense) to hold sway over my life and the choices I make. Of course, we can't just throw caution to the wind, but there are times when we just have to say, "Fuck it! I'm gonna do that thing, come what may."

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      hhannah 0 cheers 2017-06-11 20:51:24

      @Captain Bones that point where your in the water and everywhere looks the same just blue and you lose your direction up or down - left or right....your internal compass is off and you get nervous and luckily gravity pulls you a little to the top and you become oriented again in the water. It is the scariest feeling but yu go back and give in to the vulnerability because there is something about the risk that keeps you coming back.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-06-24 10:30:01

    Finally, after a long pause, I got a 2 day shoot in Chiba the first day and Ustunomiya the 2nd day. Two hotels and 2 bullet trains.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-01 02:01:09

    My good luck charm needs a booster shot. Lost a few good prizes recently. But there are more rolling in from the horizon. I can smell them in the sou'wester.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-25 13:07:29

    Oddly, of late, I have been winning, not money so much as work (yet, of course, that amounts to more money). My good luck seems to have started when I purchased a "good luck charm" on January 1st. I tried it on various lotteries, but they were a bust, however, winning lucrative work assignments has been nonstop. Hope it continues. (Still, can't help but try for those lotteries.)

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-10 05:48:23

    Today, June 10, is Hattie McDaniel's birthday. Born in Wichita, Kansas in 1893, she was the 13th child in her family. By the mid 1920s, Hattie had become one of the first African-American women on radio. In 1934, she landed her on-screen break in the film, "Judge Priest," and in 1935, she appeared with Shirley Temple in "Little Colonel." Hattie became the first African-American to win an Oscar for her 1940 role as Mammy in "Gone With the Wind." Then in 1947, she starred in CBS radio's "The Beulah Show." Hattie McDaniel died in Los Angeles in 1952.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-06-09 09:11:24

    It's Jacie Wilson's birthday today (June 9, 1934). Jackie was a dynamic soul performer during the 1950s and '60s who crossed over from rhythm-and-blues to pop music, paving the way for generations of African-American singers. His first major hit was "Lonely Teardrops" in 1958, followed by "Say You Will" in 1959, "Night" in 1960, "Baby Workout" in 1963, and "Higher and Higher" in 1967. Jackie collapsed on stage in 1975 and spent the rest of his life in a coma. He died in 1984 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-02 02:17:53

    On June 2, 1740, Marquis de Sade was born in Paris. His father was a diplomat in the court of Louis XV. From the start, de Sade was raised by servants who catered to his every whim. He became an aristocrat, philosopher, and a notorious writer of sexual cruelty, violence, criminality, and blasphemy against the Catholic church, all spawned from his personal life. His final 13 years were spent in an insane asylum, which didn't slow his sexual pursuits. He carried on a relationship with a 13 year old daughter of an asylum employee. De Sade died in 1814. The word "sadism" is derived from his name.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-31 01:45:13

    On May 31, in 1958, Dick Dale invented surf music with "Let's Go Trippin'". Dale was a surfer and wanted to put to music the sounds he heard in his head while surfing. He used reverb which gave the guitar a "wet" sound. This became a staple of surf music. Dale earned the nickname, "King of the Surf Guitar" and was inducted into the Music Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Surfers Walk of Fame in 2011. Dick Dale still plays today at 80 years old.

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    Captain Bones Doing 4 cheers 2017-05-30 06:26:46

    On May 29, 1953, New Zealander, Edmund Hillary, and Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, reached the 29,035 foot summit of Mt. Everest, becoming the first people to stand atop the world's highest mountain. They stayed on top for 15 minutes. On their decent, the first climber they met was teammate, George Lowe. Hillary's legendary quote: "Well, George, we knocked the bastard off."

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