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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Obama Nominates "Moderate" Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court Making Senate Obstruction Problematical for the GOP in a Presidential Election Year

So, Obama has a Supreme Court nominee. Quo Vadis America?

The New York Times reports that Obama Chooses Merrick Garland for Supreme Court. Merrick Garland is currently the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He graduated at the top of his class at Harvard University, summa cum laude as an undergraduate and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.

If the nation wants the best on the benches of our courts, and not partisan political stooges, then Garland is the type of person the nation needs.

Garland is known to be a moderate, i.e. a political centrist. During his career, Garland was principal deputy to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick and supervised prosecution of the Oklahoma City bombing case, the Unabomber prosecution, and the Atlanta Olympics bombings investigations. His credentials are clear and without serious flaw.

Accordingly, this middle-of-the-road nomination makes it difficult for extremist nihilistic obstructionists in U.S. Congress to argue either that this is a "liberal" nomination that they must oppose or to assert that they are entitled to "postpone" Senate fulfillment of essential Constitutional duties in order to await their illusory hope of the election of a President who better fits their extremist views and who will nominate judges that make decisions by reading Tea Party tea leaves rather than consulting the U.S. Constitution.

The obstructionist hope of an extreme right-wing President is being thwarted by their own actions. We ourselves are political centrists and we are legitimately appalled that obstructionist GOP policies are driving people in the middle of the political spectrum in the direction of a Clinton win, whereas a change of direction might be better for the country. But not by extremism.

If Republican obstructionists want a Hillary Clinton as President, then they just need to continue doing as they have been doing and the end result is pre-programmed: a GOP washout in the coming Presidential election.

Who is going to vote for a political Party dominated by obstructionists?

Not the majority.
And not the political centrists in the middle, who decide the elections.

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Sky Earth Native America

Sky Earth Native America 1 :
American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2 :
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.


    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens, "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically
    in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."

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