Top Three Douchiest Things People Post On Social Media Part Two

tonysbologna : Honest. Satirical. Observations.

As I type the keyboard shakes with growing intensity; the footsteps of the impending masses are truly felt before they are heard. Part two of Top Three Douchiest Things People Post On Social Media sheds light on the Jewel of the Social Media Nile; The Selfie. Shots fired.

Seflie wonka

Douchey Tendency Number Two: The Everyday Selfie Taker

Selfies are a lighting rod issue: they are simultaneously, all the while beautifully, loved and loathed by the masses. If you will they are Yin and Yang. We love selfies, love taking them, love captioning them, love critiquing them and most importantly love the ego stroke we receive when someone “likes” them. Everyone with a smartphone takes selfies and sometimes we actually need to. I’m aware life happens. You just bumped into Will Smith, I get it. Proudly take that selfie and upload that shit. I’ll “like” it, maybe even write a comment. Carpe…

View original post 810 more words


Wherever you are and whatever you do, be in love. ― Rumi




A lover asked his beloved,
Do you love yourself more than you love me?
Beloved replied, I have died to myself and I live for you.
I’ve disappeared from myself and my attributes,
I am present only for you.
I’ve forgotten all my learnings,
but from knowing you I’ve become a scholar.
I’ve lost all my strength, but from your power I am able.
I love myself…I love you.
I love you…I love myself.”

― Rumi


Bir sevgili sevgilisine sordu:
Beni mi çok seviyorsun, kendini mi?”
Sevgilisi dedi ki: “Ben kendimden ölmüşüm.
Seninle diriyim.
Kendimden, varlık ve sıfatlarımdan geçmişim.
Kendilik bilincimi unutmuşum.
Senin bilginle bilmişim.
Kendi güç ve kudretimi hatırdan çıkarmışım.
Senin gücünle güç kazanmışım.
Kendimi seversem seni sevmiş olurum.
Seni seversem kendimi sevmiş sayılırım.

― Mevlana 


View original post

Memorial Day – 2015

Pacific Paratrooper


Last Letters Home

These letters have not been changed or edited for spelling or punctuation.

Civil War – 

Lindsey Buckner Lindsey Buckner

The letter was written by a Kentucky man named Lindsey Buckner, who was selected to be shot in retaliation for the death of a Union soldier killed by Confederate guerrillas in his home state. “My dear sister,” Buckner wrote in late October 1864, “I am under sentence of death and for what, I do not know. … It is a hard thing to be chained and shot in this way; and if it was not for the hope I have of meeting you all in Heaven, I would be miserable indeed.

John Ross Wallar John Ross Wallar

John Ross Wallar, 15 year old drummer boy, while injured wrote: “Dear Sister father Mother and friends I received your letter But I don’t think I Ever shall see another that you write this…

View original post 778 more words

A Big Year For General Electric Shareowners: GE Store, New Focus, Great Ideas


The LEAP engine, which took its maiden flight last fall, has 3D printed parts and components made from next-generation materials called ceramic composites.

GE’s industrial shift also brings benefits like the GE Store. “It means that every business in GE can share and access the same technology, markets, structure and intellect,” Immelt writes. “The value of the GE Store is captured by faster growth and higher margins; it makes the totality of GE more competitive than the parts.”

The GE Store allows the company to take FAA-certified alternators from its jet engines and use them to build better oil pumps. It can also use medical imaging technology to inspect subsea pipelines. “No other company has the ability to transfer intellect and technology as GE can through the Store,” Immelt writes.


A group of analysts who recently visited GE’s research headquarters in Schenectady, N.Y., seem to get the point…

View original post 128 more words

Miami-Dade grants preliminary approval to Tri-Rail platform at All Aboard Florida station

The plan to run Tri-Rail passenger trains directly to All Aboard Florida’s Miami Central Station moved a step closer when the county granted preliminary approval for part of its funding on Wednesday.

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority is looking for $68.9 million in funding to build a platform for Tri-Rail – the passenger train that runs just west of Interstate 95 from the Miami Airport to West Palm Beach – at All Aboard Florida’s downtown Miami station. Florida East Coast Railway’s All Aboard Florida would run along the FEC tracks to Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando.

Tri-Rail would own and operate two platforms at the station while AAF would have three. If everything goes as scheduled, Tri-Rail could start running there in 2017.

“The critical component here is it will tie the rest of the region literally into downtown Miami,” SFRTA Executive Director Jack Stephens said. “We have job and education opportunities up and down the corridor.”

The Miami-Dade County Commission’s Transit and Mobility Services Committee unanimously approved $13.9 million in funding for the project. The item is expected to go before the full commission on June 30.

Stephens said he hopes to have all the funding in place by the end of June so AAF can proceed with construction of the Tri-Rail platform. However, he’s working with multiple government agencies for funding.

Amtrak Philadelphia Accident: How Do I Get to New York From Washington??


Federal investigators were on the scene of an Amtrak Northeast regional train derailment north of Philadelphia that occurred Tuesday night. The incident left six people dead and more than 140 injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) launched a go-team to the site and was expected to announce additional details about the accident later this morning. The cause is not yet known.

The U.S. Department of Transportation will assist the NTSB in the investigation, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a prepared statement.


Modified Amtrak service will be provided between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pa., and Philadelphia, and New York City and Boston. Amtrak trains will not be running between New York and Philadelphia, but New Jersey Transit will honor Amtrak tickets between New York City and Trenton, N.J., Amtrak announced.

About 238 passengers and five crew members were on board Amtrak Train 188 when it derailed on…

View original post 267 more words

Tahawus: Railroad to a Mine, Does it have a Future?

With help from Penney Vanderbilt