Now maybe we have a slim chance of preserving things like this:
2012 GDT European Wildlife Photographer Landscapes category Highly Commended Rainbow over Two Medicine Lake by Frank Krahmer (GDT) (Germany) One of the most magical moments I have ever experienced! After a rainy night and without reasonable chances of success, We Went to Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park for daybreak. Chances Were, in fact, zero; to the east Where the sun would rise, mountains obstructed the horizon. But then, as by a miracle, the pyramid of Sinopah Mountain up in bright orange in just the same moment when a heavy shower of rain moved in fromthe West. There was still no Wind but rain over the mountain and perfect morning light and thus a perfect rainbow.
Photograph: Frank Krahmer /2012 GDT European Wildlife Photographerhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2012/nov/06/gdt-european-wildlife-photographer-in-pictures?intcmp=ILCMUSTXT9385#/?picture=398861501&index=0
From my very late-night reading while Obama gives his acceptance speech, which sounds just like his campaign speeches... Top of the list at Spiegel International (which didn't even bother to announce who won yet) are just 2 I've read of 4 very critical of the US. From this one Destroyed by Total Capitalism America Has Already Lost Tuesday's Election
The truth is that we simply no longer understand America. Looking at the country from Germany and Europe, we see a foreign culture. The political system is in the hands of big business and its lobbyists. The checks and balances have failed. And a perverse mix of irresponsibility, greed and religious zealotry dominate public opinion.
The second, Americans Don't Want The Truth In US Election, He Who Lies Wins
, is also the kind of thing I'd like to see Rachel Maddow & crew at the most/only left-leaning news team from "America", at MSNBC, read, call to the attention of their audience, and address. Excerpt:
IImagine for a moment if Obama had begun his re-election campaign this way: "Listen, our schools are no longer considered to be among the top 10 worldwide, one out of every four of our bridges is wobbly, more of our kids are dying and our old people are dying sooner even though we spend twice as much on our health care system as Germany. We were so ill prepared for a hurricane that millions of New Yorkers had to sit in the dark for days. And our 'high-speed' trains move barely faster than local trains in China. We must start over."Spiegel gave readers a chance to respond
Oh, crikey, sorry for making this so long, but I just saw the third article Divided States of America
It's comprised of four parts, pulls no punches, and has attracted some thoughtful US citizens & immigrants who agree & disagree. They even opened a thread in their Forum
As usual in threads on the US, I always think how our southern neighbour's behaviour gives license to Canadian bone-headed politicians and corporations to be even more bone-headed.