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Tahiti

Bungalow Friday

For our last full day on Tahiti, I went on a 1 hour Jet Ski tour (did not bring camera) where we just cruised around and spotted some dolphins and looked for whales (did not find any). Then I finally did something I had been hoping to do for the whole trip and that was […]

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Tahiti

Bora Bora

A day trip to Bora Bora was no small thing. Had to be at the airport for a 7 am hour long flight. The Bora Bora airport is on a separate islet, so you must take a ferry to wherever you want to go on/around Bora Bora. We had to meet a small charter boat […]

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Tahiti

Tahiti Diving

I did 3 days of morning dives with Top Dive, the dive operation on the resort property. They, and the dives, were fantastic. Coral is very similar to Hawaii, no big soft corals, but seems to be in much better shape. There is a greater variety and abundance of fish, however. I had a camera […]

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Tahiti

Tahiti Island

The Island of Tahiti is commonly used for the name of the country, but actually Tahiti is the name of the biggest Island of the country French Polynesia. This vacation was more of a relax-in-a-resort type of vacation, where the main attraction for me was the scuba diving. So that’s what the large majority of […]

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Barkings

The United States of aMENica

Just as the ignorant, mostly racist, certainly misogynist, founding father’s wanted. The one thing, and I think perhaps the only thing, that the founding fathers got right was the ability to change the constitution, which we had been doing and making some good progress as far as the advancement of human and civil rights was […]

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GOP: Joe Biden needs to throw a hissy fit!

So the GOP insists that Biden is weak and wants more severe measures taken against Russia but don’t want to send troops! But they make no suggestions about what should be done beyond the sanctions already deployed. Biden agrees with them and has sworn not to send troops. So what, pray tell, do they want? […]

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Barkings

Radical Right and Radical Left: False Equivalency

In a discussion the other day with a friend of mine with whom I often disagree on political matters, they expressed the following: “I am center-right, and I think that most people are center-left or center right. It is the radical left and the radical right that are causing all the problems.” I do have […]

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Joe Manchin is an Idiot

Joe Manchin say he wants a compassionate society: “I’ve been very clear when it comes to who we are as a society, who we are as a nation. I don’t believe that we should turn our society into an entitlement society. I think we should still be a compassionate, rewarding society.” So I ask you, […]

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Barkings

The Tyranny of the Minority

In the beginning… Arguments were made that a truly representative legislature would expose the states with fewer people to the tyranny of the more populous states. Thus was born the unrepresentative legislative body called the Senate, where each state gets 2 representatives regardless. I almost get the logic of that… not really… but I can […]

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Safari

Safari Gallery

All the pictures and videos in one place Lion Cheetah Leopard Serval Cat Elephant Giraffe Hippo Zebra Hyena and Jackal Wildebeest (Gnu) Cape/African Buffalo Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle Impala Topi, Eland, Klipspringer, Dikdik, and Coke’s Hartebeest Ostrich Hooded, white backed, lappet faced, and Ruppel’s griffon vulture Bataleur, tawny and black chested snake eagle Verreaux’s eagle […]