UPS Driver Snaps Photos of Dogs on his Route

❝ Jason Hardesty is a self-proclaimed “easily entertained UPS driver” with a collection of furry friends. Since starting a new route in New Orleans two years ago, Jason has had the chance to meet with many adorable dogs — and get some quality photo ops out of their interactions. His heart-melting canine snaps continue to grow in popularity, resulting in over 36,000 followers on his Instagram account…

❝ Jason doesn’t have a dog of his own, so playing around with these pups brings him (and the dogs’ owners) a lot of happiness. “

RTFA and then click through the boxes with question marks at the bottom of the article – and see more dogs along his route.

Two-tone Trump


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❝ …In a town where not even the longtime operation of the federal government seems certain, Mr. Trump has adhered to one constant: a conspicuously sun-kissed glow, one that has shone like a stoplight against Washington’s graying backdrop. Much like Warhol’s shock of white hair or Big Bird’s saffron plumage, the president’s vibrant hue is so consistently present and meticulously maintained that it was a culturally embedded representation of him long before he entered politics.

❝ The official line from the White House, as with other matters surrounding the president’s physical health and appearance, is that Mr. Trump’s glow is the result of “good genes,” according to a senior administration official who would speak only on the condition of anonymity…

❝ Aside from a tanning bed, another plausible theory is that Mr. Trump uses self-tanning creams or lotions. Dr. Tina Alster, a top Washington dermatologist who said she had treated officials in every White House, including this one, posited that the president, whom she does not treat, was using tanning creams or sprays to achieve his look.

He looks more orangy than he does tan,” a telltale sign, Dr. Alster said.

Of course, what he really needs is some sort of treatment which decreases his penchant for lying. But, then, he’d probably be out of a job. Sooner rather than 2020.

Remember this? – From a war “defending” the United States fought on another continent


Photo taken by AP Photographer Eddie Adams

South Vietnamese Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of the national police, fires his pistol into the head of suspected Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem, also known as Bay Lop, on a Saigon street, early in the Tet Offensive on Feb. 1, 1968.

Our fake president missed his chance to weasel into photos like this one. He stayed safely back in the States with his “bone spurs”. Some young Americans beat the draft and stayed out of that corrupt foreign war. It was always easier of course for the wealthy and connected to do the same.

Recent generations of American military ordered into action in various of the 150-plus countries where we garrison troops are unencumbered nowadays by the oversight provided by a Free Press. Must warm the cockles of our Fake President.

Here’s a fine article on the official and freelance photographers who covered the VietNam War.

Space Rock Hits the Moon During the Recent Eclipse


Click for full-frame viewAmateur astronomer Christian Fröschlin

❝ As if the total lunar eclipse wasn’t amazing enough, one binocular observer and more than a dozen people with still and video cameras recorded the split-second flash of a probable meteoroid impact on the Moon at the same time.

❝ Amateur astronomer Christian Fröschlin of the Netherlands captured this amazing still image of the impact, which appeared on one of the 9,000 images he made of the eclipse.

Bravo!

The Welcome Cat


Click to enlargePHOTO: Guilhem Vellut

❝ In the Tokyo suburb of Setagaya, there is a quiet park home to the Gōtoku-ji “Welcome Cat” Temple

The temple is covered in thousands of Maneki Neko, with more being added on a daily basis. While it’s an arresting visual, the alter is essentially a retirement home for the sculptures. After the waving cat has helped its owners’ wishes come true, tradition dictates it’s then returned to the temple for a much-needed rest.

Cultural quaintness includes cultural luck. But, the intent is positive even if the quantum mechanics can’t be relied upon.

Nude selfie has turned up in probe of Trump and Russians


Is this the photo in question?

❝ A Russian company accused of bankrolling efforts to disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign says that a “nude selfie” is among the materials collected by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in his ongoing probe…

Concord is owned by Yevgeniy Prigozhin, a Russian businessman known as “Putin’s chef” because of his close relationship to Russian President Vladimir Putin…

Concord is the sole defendant to appear in court in the indictment of Russian entities under Mueller.

So far…