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*Book of L* - Quotable Wit and Wisdom Collection

*NEW releases*
Book of L - Quotable Wit and Wisdom Collection 3

Available via Apple iBookstore/iTunes, Amazon Kindle, Kobo eBooks, and Barnes & Noble Nook Book Store

From the publisher -
Legacy of the old Latin Fiat Lux "Let there be Light", like lightning, inspiring minds from ancient Rome to digital age, lighting up lakes, leaves, illuminating hues of landscape, and at this very moment sheds light onto this Book of L.

Life is like a line, drawn by looking deep, listening and learning, by laboring little brain and long limbs, and leisure; dotted by being lost to fame or luxury, lured by lust, laden with desire for lots of lots; or tuned with lavish laughter from longitudinal lute.

Latin: Lumen Ad Viam. Believe that Light would lead life out of darkness into lasting love. Therefore, to Light, is our dedication ~ three lit candles, three Books of L, each consisting of three sections: 1) L in Quotation; 2) L in Latin Motto; 3) L in Poem.


Quotable Wit and Wisdom Collection 4 - Book of L  read more »

Strongest solar storm in years, bombarding Earth w/ radiation... aurora borealis that swept across the night sky

This NASA image taken Jan. 22, 2012 shows a solar flare erupting on the Sun's northeastern hemisphere. Space weather officials say the strongest solar storm in more than six years is already bombarding Earth with radiation with more to come.

This colorized NASA image taken Jan. 23, 2012 from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows a flare shooting out of the top of the sun.

The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, are seen near the city of Tromsoe, northern Norway, Jan. 24, 2012, a spectacular showing of northern lights after the most powerful solar storm in six years.

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Jan. 22, 2012 - Solar storm sparks dazzling northern lights
NASA observed a flare Sunday night at 11 p.m. EST Jan. 22, 2012, shows a solar flare erupting on the Sun's northeastern hemisphere, the strongest solar storm in more than six years, bombarding Earth with radiation with more to come. The biggest concern from the speedy eruption is the radiation, which arrived on Earth an hour later and will likely continue through Wednesday. It's mostly an issue for astronauts' health and satellite disruptions. It can cause communication problems for airplanes that go over the poles. Scientists have been expecting solar eruptions to become more intense as the sun enters a more active phase of its 11-year cycle, with an expected peak in 2013.  read more »

"Your heart is a legend". KungFu movie superstar Jackie Chan calls for action to help children's educaion & to protect wildlife

best of Jackie Chan: martial artist, actor, action choreographer, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer

Jackie Chan: best photos. Jackie has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 100 films

Jackie Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Happy and harmonious Lunar Year of the Dragon 2012!
"Build a School For a Dollar" - In the past 5 years, Jackie's fans have donated over US $90,000 and Jackie has matched this donation for a total of over US $180,000, enough to build 2-3 schools...

Jackie Chan's Diary January 17, 2012 "...a story that I wanted to share with you. Maybe you remember the little boy, Will Shadley, who starred in "The Spy Next Door" with me several years ago. He's twelve years old now and living in California and has been spending a lot of his time doing charity work..."

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Flawless and faultless beauty - seals: creatures of Nature, children of Snow. Photo: cutest adorable baby seal with big smile

*update* 04 August 2014 DailyMirror: Surfing SEAL surprises duo by climbing on board and riding the waves for almost an hour

*update* 12 March 2013

all smiles: Harp Seal pup smiling for the camera in East Canada
tickle my tummy: Harp Seal rolls over in Canada snowy wastelands, looks like he is asking for a belly rub
time for a little nap: puffed up and sleepy this seal pup catches forty winks in Canadian winter sun

What's wrong with us? Who are we to stand by and watch the brutal clubbing of flawless and faultless beauty - seals: creatures of Nature, children of Snow? From StopTheSealHunt: "Sadly, in Canada close to 300,000 poor, defenseless baby seal pups (most between 2 weeks and 3 months of age) are brutally murdered every year in the annual, government-sanctioned commercial seal hunt - all for the sake of fashion, vanity, politics, money and greed. Many are even skinned alive while conscious. (What kind of heartless human being could even think of doing such a thing!?)"

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Meet the incredible smiling seal!  read more »

Australia's doorstep: imprisoned citizens request"return us to shore in AU, remove urself fr our waters"; Taiji: Dutchman jailed

3 Australian citizens imprisoned on Shonan Maru 2

Taiji, Japan - Cove Guardian Erwin Vermeulen taken away by police, no witnesses, not questioned

Is it "kidnapping" if they are taken away instead of sent back to Australia as AU citizens have requested - "return us to shore in Australia and then remove yourself from our waters"? - Traveling fr one side of globe to the other, armed"Gov. of Japan" ship detains 3 AU citizens while Taiji detains 5 CoveGuardians - Jan. 7, 2012: 14 miles off Australian coast (at the doorstep of their own homeland, of their own country's territory, within the Australian EEZ waters), three Australian citizens from Forest Rescue - Geoffrey Owen Tuxworth (47) of Perth, Simon Peterffy (44) of Bunbury, and Glen Pendlebury (27) of Fremantle - are now detained as prisoners on an armed Japanese ship "Government of Japan" with military personnel in Australian territorial waters. Per Forest Rescue statement - Simon Peterffy said: “We are onboard this ship because our government has failed to uphold its pre-election promise to end whaling in the Southern Ocean”, which sounds quite contrary to what the Chilean government is determined to do (though both Australia and Chile have declared sanctuaries, where whaling is prohibited) -  read more »

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