tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:/posts The Para-Rigger 2017-06-26T01:38:26Z tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1167525 2017-06-26T01:38:26Z 2017-06-26T01:38:26Z Cracking The Biggest Art Heist In History

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1166905 2017-06-23T16:49:36Z 2017-06-23T16:49:37Z Charlotte Serber - Gatekeeper of Los Alamos' Top Secrets
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1166473 2017-06-22T13:36:41Z 2017-06-22T13:36:41Z At 75, Still A Tornado Classic
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1166187 2017-06-21T18:37:33Z 2017-06-21T18:37:33Z From MoMA - A Movie (Believe It Or Not) of 1911 NYC!

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1165651 2017-06-20T02:28:46Z 2017-06-20T02:28:47Z Fwd: Postcards from the Past
This is an incredible collection of tinted photochromes from the dawn of the 20th century hiding away in the Beinecke rare books and manuscript library. Published by the Detroit Photographic (which no longer exists), the firm’s photographers traveled the country snapping the sights of North America to be printed on postcards and sold to the public.


 
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Once famed Palatka Metamora Lucas New Line paddle wheel steam boat, cruising along the Ocklawaha River, Florida, 1902

 
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Gold’s Curio Store, Santa Fe , New Mexico , circa 1897.
This was the first Indian curio business established in Santa Fe . The ramshackle old adobe building with wood carrying burros in front of and or around the corner on Burro Alley made this innovative curio shop on San Francisco street a favorite subject for photographers of the late 19th century. Jake Gold, a brilliant salesman, cast himself as a man worthy of a souvenir portrait card as a mustached, frilly leather jacketed rugged frontiersman complete with a muzzle-loaded pistol stuck in his braided sash belt. He was equally colorful in discourse, “The tourists want to hear tales, and I am here to administer the same.”

 
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Pulpit Terraces from Above, Yellowstone National Park circa 1898. I found very little information on the current state of these terraces today and could only find old photographs of them. They may have changed names to the Travertine terraces.

 
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Glacier Point and South Dome, Yosemite Valley , 1898

 
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The Lobby, Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone Park , ca 1897, still open.

 
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Navaho Woman Weaving a Blanket, 1902

 
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Interior of Corridors, Mission San Juan Capistrano , 1906. Now a 200 year-old monument you can still visit.

 
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Old Caretaker at Mission San Juan Capistrano, 1897 (see caption above).
 
 
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The Arcade, Cleveland , 1901, still open for business.

 
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Glen Afton Spring, near Pen Mar Park, 1903. No current information found, appears to be lost to the modern world.

 
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The Old South Church , Boston , 1900.
The second oldest church building in Boston , built in 1729. During the siege of Boston , the British gutted it, burned the pews, and used the building as a riding school. Old South survived fires in 1810 and 1872, and was destined for demolition in 1875 when concerned citizens stepped in, formed an Old South Association, and raised the money needed to save the building. Today, the association continues to operate Old South as a museum. It is the site of lectures, meetings, concerts, plays, and church services. The steeple now contains an 876-pound bell cast by Paul Revere in 1801. Hooked up to the 1766 tower clock, it rings out the time on the hour, reminding Bostonians of an earlier era.

 
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St. Charles Street, New Orleans, 1900

 
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Old French Courtyard, New Orleans , Louisiana , 1903

 
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Circular Bridge , Mt. Lowe Railway 1897-1924. It was “the grandest scenic trip on earth”; an enchanting and world-famous mountain railway journey to a vast resort where champagne and caviar was served along with panoramic views over southern California as far as the Pacific Ocean. this railway hasn’t existed since 1936 when it was abandoned following a series of natural disasters and bad business decisions. The pride of California ’s once most scenic attraction has been all but lost and wiped off the map. Hikers who only have access to the former railway resort by foot, will find nothing but ruins, a few steps and other clues, basic stone foundations of the old luxury hotels and rusted metal remains from the railway. More pictures can be found on the Mount Lowe Preservation Society.

 
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Bright Angel Trail , Grand Canyon , Arizona , c. 1902. You can still find the same trail.

 
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The Giant’s Club and Kettle, Green River , Utah , 1898

 
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Crevasse Formation in Illecillewaet Glacier, Selkirk Mountains, British Columbia , circa 1902

 
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Pack Trail Ready for Mines, Colorado , 1904

 
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Cliff Palace , Mesa Verde, from the Ruins, 1904. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America . The structure built by the Ancestral Puebloans is located in Mesa Verde National Park in their former homeland region. More info here.

 
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Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia , 1901. You can still visit it here.

 
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The Glory of Azaleas, Magnolia-on-the-Ashley , South Carolina , 1901. You can still visit these gardens at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston ’s most visited plantation.

 
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Temple Square, Salt Lake , 1898. Built as a Mormon temple in 1847, the Temple is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and located in the center of Salt Lake City , Utah . Attracting 3 million to 5 million visitors a year, Temple Square is the most popular tourist attraction in Utah , bringing in more visitors than the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park with its museums and libraries. Official site here.

 
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Salt Air Pavilion, Great Salt Lake , Utah , 1901. Burned down in 1925. Today, Salt Air III is still a popular concert venue, but it’s a shadow of what it once was.

 
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Box Canyon , Ouray , Colorado , 1904. You can still visit this 285 foot waterfall, with quartzite walls that extend almost one hundred feet past the falls.

 
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Sutro Baths, San Francisco , 1900. Built in 1896, it was located near the Cliff House, Seal Rock, and Sutro Heights Park .
The facility burned down in June 1966 and is now in ruins.

 
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Carmel Bay near Monterey , California , 1900. No word on whether this tree is still standing.

 
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South View, Hotel del Coronado , California , 1899. Still open for business by the sea.

 
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Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton , California , 1902. The world’s first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory.
Mount Hamilton site remains a viable location for a major working observatory. The little town of atop the mountain has its own police and a post office, and until recently a one-room schoolhouse. By 2013, with continuing budget and staff cuts there remain only about nineteen residents and it is common for the observers to work from remote observing stations rather than make the drive, partly as a result of the business office raising the cost to stay in the dorms, the swimming pool has been removed. In 2013, one of Lick Observatory’s key funding sources was scheduled for elimination in 2018, which many worried would result in the closing of the entire observatory.
In November 2014, the University of California announced its intention to continue support of Lick Observatory.

 
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The Cliff House, San Francisco , California . 1899. Boasting the best views in San Francisco, this seven story Victorian mansion built in 1896 by Adolph Sutro, survived the 1906 earthquake but was destroyed by fire 1907, eleven years after being built. Four different variations of the Cliff House have now stood on the cliffs overlooking Seal Rocks, and it has held restaurants, dance halls, gift shops and vista points. It is now a restaurant and looks quite different today.

 
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Seal Rocks, California , 1901

 
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The Boardwalk, Atlantic City , 1900

 
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Home of Rip Van Winkle in Sleepy Hollow, Catskill Mountains , 1902. People used to stop at the Rip Van Winkle house on the long trip to the Catskill Mountain House. The Mountain House Road and the Rip Van Winkle house began a steady demise in 1892 when the Otis Company built an inclined railway up the mountainside to the Catskill Mountain House. It burned to the ground around 1918.

 
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A Monday washing, New York City , 1900
 
   
 
 
 
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1165642 2017-06-20T01:34:26Z 2017-06-20T01:37:09Z Postcards from the Past
This is an incredible collection of tinted photochromes from the dawn of the 20th century hiding away in the Beinecke rare books and manuscript library. Published by the Detroit Photographic (which no longer exists), the firm’s photographers traveled the country snapping the sights of North America to be printed on postcards and sold to the public.


 
photochrome17
Once famed Palatka Metamora Lucas New Line paddle wheel steam boat, cruising along the Ocklawaha River, Florida, 1902

 
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Gold’s Curio Store, Santa Fe , New Mexico , circa 1897.
This was the first Indian curio business established in Santa Fe . The ramshackle old adobe building with wood carrying burros in front of and or around the corner on Burro Alley made this innovative curio shop on San Francisco street a favorite subject for photographers of the late 19th century. Jake Gold, a brilliant salesman, cast himself as a man worthy of a souvenir portrait card as a mustached, frilly leather jacketed rugged frontiersman complete with a muzzle-loaded pistol stuck in his braided sash belt. He was equally colorful in discourse, “The tourists want to hear tales, and I am here to administer the same.”

 
photochrome1
Pulpit Terraces from Above, Yellowstone National Park circa 1898. I found very little information on the current state of these terraces today and could only find old photographs of them. They may have changed names to the Travertine terraces.

 
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Glacier Point and South Dome, Yosemite Valley , 1898

 
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The Lobby, Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone Park , ca 1897, still open.

 
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Navaho Woman Weaving a Blanket, 1902

 
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Interior of Corridors, Mission San Juan Capistrano , 1906. Now a 200 year-old monument you can still visit.

 
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Old Caretaker at Mission San Juan Capistrano, 1897 (see caption above).
 
 
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The Arcade, Cleveland , 1901, still open for business.

 
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Glen Afton Spring, near Pen Mar Park, 1903. No current information found, appears to be lost to the modern world.

 
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The Old South Church , Boston , 1900.
The second oldest church building in Boston , built in 1729. During the siege of Boston , the British gutted it, burned the pews, and used the building as a riding school. Old South survived fires in 1810 and 1872, and was destined for demolition in 1875 when concerned citizens stepped in, formed an Old South Association, and raised the money needed to save the building. Today, the association continues to operate Old South as a museum. It is the site of lectures, meetings, concerts, plays, and church services. The steeple now contains an 876-pound bell cast by Paul Revere in 1801. Hooked up to the 1766 tower clock, it rings out the time on the hour, reminding Bostonians of an earlier era.

 
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St. Charles Street, New Orleans, 1900

 
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Old French Courtyard, New Orleans , Louisiana , 1903

 
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Circular Bridge , Mt. Lowe Railway 1897-1924. It was “the grandest scenic trip on earth”; an enchanting and world-famous mountain railway journey to a vast resort where champagne and caviar was served along with panoramic views over southern California as far as the Pacific Ocean. this railway hasn’t existed since 1936 when it was abandoned following a series of natural disasters and bad business decisions. The pride of California ’s once most scenic attraction has been all but lost and wiped off the map. Hikers who only have access to the former railway resort by foot, will find nothing but ruins, a few steps and other clues, basic stone foundations of the old luxury hotels and rusted metal remains from the railway. More pictures can be found on the Mount Lowe Preservation Society.

 
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Bright Angel Trail , Grand Canyon , Arizona , c. 1902. You can still find the same trail.

 
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The Giant’s Club and Kettle, Green River , Utah , 1898

 
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Crevasse Formation in Illecillewaet Glacier, Selkirk Mountains, British Columbia , circa 1902

 
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Pack Trail Ready for Mines, Colorado , 1904

 
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Cliff Palace , Mesa Verde, from the Ruins, 1904. Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America . The structure built by the Ancestral Puebloans is located in Mesa Verde National Park in their former homeland region. More info here.

 
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Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia , 1901. You can still visit it here.

 
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The Glory of Azaleas, Magnolia-on-the-Ashley , South Carolina , 1901. You can still visit these gardens at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston ’s most visited plantation.

 
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Temple Square, Salt Lake , 1898. Built as a Mormon temple in 1847, the Temple is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and located in the center of Salt Lake City , Utah . Attracting 3 million to 5 million visitors a year, Temple Square is the most popular tourist attraction in Utah , bringing in more visitors than the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park with its museums and libraries. Official site here.

 
saltpav
Salt Air Pavilion, Great Salt Lake , Utah , 1901. Burned down in 1925. Today, Salt Air III is still a popular concert venue, but it’s a shadow of what it once was.

 
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Box Canyon , Ouray , Colorado , 1904. You can still visit this 285 foot waterfall, with quartzite walls that extend almost one hundred feet past the falls.

 
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Sutro Baths, San Francisco , 1900. Built in 1896, it was located near the Cliff House, Seal Rock, and Sutro Heights Park .
The facility burned down in June 1966 and is now in ruins.

 
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Carmel Bay near Monterey , California , 1900. No word on whether this tree is still standing.

 
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South View, Hotel del Coronado , California , 1899. Still open for business by the sea.

 
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Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton , California , 1902. The world’s first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory.
Mount Hamilton site remains a viable location for a major working observatory. The little town of atop the mountain has its own police and a post office, and until recently a one-room schoolhouse. By 2013, with continuing budget and staff cuts there remain only about nineteen residents and it is common for the observers to work from remote observing stations rather than make the drive, partly as a result of the business office raising the cost to stay in the dorms, the swimming pool has been removed. In 2013, one of Lick Observatory’s key funding sources was scheduled for elimination in 2018, which many worried would result in the closing of the entire observatory.
In November 2014, the University of California announced its intention to continue support of Lick Observatory.

 
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The Cliff House, San Francisco , California . 1899. Boasting the best views in San Francisco, this seven story Victorian mansion built in 1896 by Adolph Sutro, survived the 1906 earthquake but was destroyed by fire 1907, eleven years after being built. Four different variations of the Cliff House have now stood on the cliffs overlooking Seal Rocks, and it has held restaurants, dance halls, gift shops and vista points. It is now a restaurant and looks quite different today.

 
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Seal Rocks, California , 1901

 
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The Boardwalk, Atlantic City , 1900

 
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Home of Rip Van Winkle in Sleepy Hollow, Catskill Mountains , 1902. People used to stop at the Rip Van Winkle house on the long trip to the Catskill Mountain House. The Mountain House Road and the Rip Van Winkle house began a steady demise in 1892 when the Otis Company built an inclined railway up the mountainside to the Catskill Mountain House. It burned to the ground around 1918.

 
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A Monday washing, New York City , 1900
 
   
 
 
 
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1165581 2017-06-19T22:05:43Z 2017-06-19T22:05:43Z DNA Reveals How Cats Conquered The World

Ancient DNA from 209 cats over 9,000 years tell the story of their dispersal.

Cat jumps in air
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1165384 2017-06-19T14:06:06Z 2017-06-19T14:06:06Z The Red Bull Illume Photo Contest

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1164408 2017-06-16T01:02:21Z 2017-06-16T01:02:21Z The Best Of Red Bull Flugtag (Moscow 2014)!
We Americans just CANNOT let the Russians get ahead of us in Flugtag aircraft design!  The flying hamburger was sort of cool...


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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1164268 2017-06-15T16:15:03Z 2017-06-15T16:15:46Z Great mathematicians who lived before Jesus ]]> tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1164210 2017-06-15T12:39:30Z 2017-06-15T19:11:46Z Best Travel Photos so far, 2017
Too many in toto* for one sitting...click on the week you wish to see and enjoy!

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/photographer-of-the-year-2017/gallery/week-7-all/1

*Dorothy's dog ate her picture submissions
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1164078 2017-06-15T02:09:23Z 2017-06-15T02:09:23Z Hōkūleʻa circles the globe https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fantastic-voyage-polynesian-seafaring-canoe-completes-its-globe-circling-journey/
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1163998 2017-06-14T21:20:36Z 2017-06-16T13:03:08Z Freediving - Rib-Crushing Euphoria ... Don't Try This At Home

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1163668 2017-06-13T20:47:12Z 2017-06-13T20:47:12Z [Sniff...] So Long Ago, So Many Memories!

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1163460 2017-06-13T09:33:40Z 2017-06-13T09:33:40Z English, As She Is Spoke

A language family tree - in picturesThe size of the leaves on the trees is intended to indicate – roughly – how many people speak each language. It shows the relative size of English as well as its Germanic roots. 
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1163416 2017-06-13T04:25:06Z 2017-06-13T04:25:06Z What's up? Doc!
Relive with some of the crew that rebuilt Doc, a pilot that flew Doc on missions over Japan and a beautiful lady 90 some odd years young that helped build Doc during the war.
 

RESTORED  B-29 rescued from the China Lake bone yard of aircraft  TAKES TO THE AIR

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1163355 2017-06-13T00:48:35Z 2017-06-13T01:40:48Z Relax and absorb - A SPECTACULAR PLANET REVIEW
Yes, yes.  Sagan and De Grasse Tyson have all expounded on the wonderful mandate of "going to the stars".  What loser psychopath would lock himself into a space smaller than an Airstream trailer for four or five hundred years or so with no chance of ever coming back to our wonderful Earth?  "Thy rocks, thy rills, thy wooded hills..."

So where do grizzly bears walk?  Anywhere they want to!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ ICFQS_jpzFY

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1162839 2017-06-11T19:13:46Z 2017-06-11T19:13:46Z Freediving - The Man Who Talks To Sperm Whales

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1162323 2017-06-10T01:22:55Z 2017-06-10T01:22:56Z Trees For The Soul

An army of trees from the crested hills,
March down the waves to the hungry mills.
Battalioned in cunning array they stride
To the cadence called by the wind and tide
And, sensitive as a gay ballet, 
To the maestro's wand, they curve and sway
To the will of the helmsman, who leads the way...

Gill Robb Wilson
Flying Magazine  April 1957
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1162141 2017-06-09T14:01:44Z 2017-06-09T14:01:45Z The Problem With Our Maps

I see that not everyone in the West has understood that the Soviet Union has disappeared from the political map of the world and that a new country has emerged with new humanist and ideological principles at the foundation of its existence. 
Vladimir Putin
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1162034 2017-06-09T02:10:58Z 2017-06-09T02:10:58Z The Impossible Mathematics Of The Real World
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1160471 2017-06-04T09:34:25Z 2017-06-04T09:34:26Z Where The Wind Comes Sweepin' Down The Plain...

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm. 
William Cowper
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1160367 2017-06-04T00:54:24Z 2017-06-04T00:54:24Z When Big Ben Strikes 13 http://www.mscroggs.co.uk/blog/44
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1160364 2017-06-04T00:41:16Z 2017-06-04T00:41:17Z 4 dimensional toys ]]> tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1160008 2017-06-02T15:29:35Z 2017-06-02T15:29:35Z The Dos and Don'ts of Whale Vacuuming

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1159574 2017-06-01T12:02:46Z 2017-06-01T12:02:46Z Salvaging the USS Oklahoma

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1158504 2017-05-29T14:03:32Z 2017-05-29T14:03:32Z The story behind "Final Salute" https://thechive.com/2016/10/26/pulitzer-prize-winning-photo-husbands-final-request/
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1158176 2017-05-28T14:01:06Z 2017-06-04T00:33:14Z Places in the U.S. where nobody lives http://mapsbynik.com/maps/census0pop/

And here's a map of how much of Australia is residential:
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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1157693 2017-05-26T17:49:07Z 2017-05-26T17:49:07Z Getting The Lead Out - The Most Important Scientist You Might Not Have Heard Of

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tag:para-rigger.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1157222 2017-05-25T07:40:04Z 2017-05-25T07:40:05Z Spectacular Clouds Filling The Grand Canyon
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