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Watering Hole: Thursday, November 27, 2014 – The Day for Turkey

For many of us non-vegetarians, today is the big “turkey day” of the year.  Some of us, spend this day with family and friends, some of us spend this day by ourself, and some of us spend this day giving and helping others.

No matter how you spend the day, turkey is often the highlight of the meal.  Even vegetarians enjoy a Tofurky.  Personally, I’m not much of a fan of Tofurky.  To each their own   :)  .

At our place, when the meal is done, Mr. Nonewhere starts working on the beginnings of turkey soup.  It is cold and damp in the Northwest and in the Northeast of this nation.  I understand that it gets cold and damp in other parts, too (hee, hee).  Nothing warms the inners like soup in the winter and turkey makes a great soup starter.  So to help you with some recipe ideas, here is a link to some yummy turkey soup recipes.

This is our Open Thread.  Speak Up and let us know how your day is going.

Watering Hole: Thursday, November 13, 2014 – Sleep , Too Little, Too Much

Sleep, ah, wonderful sleep.  Not getting enough or getting too much sleep can have adverse effects on the body.

Excessive food cravings during the day can be the result of insufficient sleep where as over sleeping has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and even early death.

Since sleep effects our circadian clock, it can cause Circadian Rhythm Disorders.

You can read about some other things that you might not know about sleep HERE.

This is our Open Thread.  Speak Up about anything.

Watering Hole: November 6, 2014 – Old vs New

Tuesday was a sad day for our nation.  President Obama’s voters deserted him.  This feels like a repeat of 1998. Democrats need to learn to show up at all elections.

I am getting too old to continue to fight to save our nation.  This election was about the future for the Gen X’s, Gen Y’s, and Millennials.  There will probably still be enough food and clean water to drink until I get planted in the ground.  I’m not sure that I can say the same for my children and grandchildren.

So, will the rich keep getting richer?  Will we be returning to the feudal system?  Is this the end of democracy?  Sadly, America now has the worst government that money can buy.  The “kooks” will be running the nation financed by the greedy likes of the Koch brothers.

Just a word to the younger generation, if Social Security is dismantled, your parents and/or grandparents will be moving in with you.  You will be straddled with student loan debt because the Republicans use your money to finance their wars and war machinery.   You will have the country that your apathy and lack of voting will provide.  I wish you luck with that.  As I said, I am old and for me, “everyday above ground is a good day”.

This is our Open Thread.  I’m sure there will be plenty to Speak Up about.

NB:  I cried when Reagan got elected and I came close to crying on Tuesday night.

Watering Hole: Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Quiet Zone

Sometimes quiet can be a good thing.  Here’s a short story about a town in West Virginia that gave up their wireless gadgets.

GREEN BANK, West Virginia—The barrage of noise and distractions that are all but inescapable in most American communities is refreshingly absent in this unassuming hamlet, located in the wooded hills of Pocahontas County, four hours west of Washington, D.C. Here, no cell phones chirp or jingle, and local kids aren’t glued to the glowing screens of their mobile devices. Older residents roll down their car windows to greet each other and leave their front doors unlocked.

But Green Bank, population 143, isn’t a technological backwater. On the contrary, it is the proud home of one of the marvels of the space age: the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, or GBT for short. Towering nearly 500 feet above its wide, green valley, with a dish large enough to cradle a football field, the GBT is the world’s biggest fully steerable radio telescope—and one of the largest movable objects anywhere on land. Locals jokingly refer to it as the Great Big Thing.

The GBT and other radio telescopes enable astronomers to detect and study objects in space that give off little visible light but emit naturally occurring radio waves—objects such as pulsars, gas clouds, and distant galaxies.

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This is our Open Thread.  I do hope that you read the complete article at National Geographic as I only posted the opening three paragraphs.