Merry Christmas, fresh start, who knows?

The picture was taken long before Christmas, but the image is emblematic of the endless dualities presented by life even in its essential neutrality. We receive good and bad, sorrow and joy, luck and hardship, wealth and poverty, sickness and vigour – we play with nothing but what we’re given and for which if we’re wise we’re thankful. Christmas and the New Year is a season for reflection, as light and dark alike reflect on the moist land. See, there is the oh so neutral water you are obliged to live in — you might as well dive in boldly as timidly dip your toe. May you be at home there. May your prosperity be prolonged. May you be inspired and inspiring. May your joy soar.

Merry Christmas to all

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Thanks Richard,
Lovely words
(as are these)

Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.

(one of my favourite philosophers Lao Tzu)

some more of his quotes here http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/l/lao_tzu.html

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/l/laotzu118181.html#MT3Vhdi5ThTDDltD.99

Merry Christmas to all!

Richard Treadgold
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Thanks, Val.

As do you, I love Lao Tzu, too. His advice is hard to follow but it opens the heart.
Thanks for the links.

My warmest wishes to you and yours.

Andy
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Good wishes to all.

Eat and drink too much, but remain in denial about it.

When you get to stand on the scales on Jan 3rd, utter the age old words:

“It’s worse than we thought”.

Richard Treadgold
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I’m not in denial!

It’s worse than we thought.

Really, Andy, after you said you weren’t going to talk about global warming!

Andy
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Global Warming, so last century

Richard Treadgold
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I love what you did there!

val majkus
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val majkus

The worst Noel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egtvaWzIh7o

Catch all the Henri youtubes by WillBraden there

‘I’m surrounded by morons” (I think that’s no 2)

Richard Treadgold
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Glorious!

He takes everything, then:
“I regret nothing.”

Richard Treadgold
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You cannot trust cat flaps.

Andy
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Meanwhile, back at the ranch, some Austrian professor is suggesting the death penalty for GW deniers.

http://www.uni-graz.at/~parncutt/climatechange.html

Hat tip Jo Nova

Happy Christmas everyone!

Andy
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China is having its coldest winter in 30 years, trapping a 1000 ships in sea ice

Plus other news of “global warming induced cold” from around the globe:

http://www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=83478

Andy
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On the Christmas theme (?) the Honda Civic Natural Gas version was named “Green car of the year for 2012”

http://green.autoblog.com/2011/11/17/2012-green-car-of-the-year-winner-is-the-civic-natural-gas/

So much for the Electric Cars that the Hot Topic readers have been banging on about

Andy
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Sick of the Christmas TV fare? Here is the full version of
“The Great Global Warming Swindle” for your viewing pleasure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ov0WwtPcALE

Mike Jowsey
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Mike Jowsey

Superb Andy! Have shared this one.

Andy
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No time for movies now Mike, we’ve got a whole IPCC AR5 to read.

http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2013/01/08/the-secret-santa-leak/

Mike Jowsey
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Mike Jowsey

Yeehah! Go Donna!

The ‘Grey Literature’ debacle. As long as it fits the meme, who needs ‘Peer Review’?

Andy
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