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VOCES8: Lux Aeterna - Edward Elgar

Pleasant night, all.

Trump is three sheets to the wind, and I don't mean drunk

Derived from sailing ships. The 'sheet' in the phrase uses the nautical meaning, of a rope that controls the trim of sail. A sheet that is in the wind has come loose from its mooring and is flapping in the wind like a flag. A sail (normally jib sails) is said to be sheeted to the wind, when it is set to backfill (set to the opposite side of the ship from normal use).

A backfilled jib is normally a bad thing. But in a major storm when a ship is “hove to,” the helm is lashed to windward, and the jib(s) are sheeted to the windward side of the ship (sheeted to the wind) causing the ship to sit sideways to the wind and waves to minimize the distance the ship is blown off course during a storm. While hove to, the ship is at the mercy of the wind and the crew has no control of the ship.

As the storm gets stronger, more force is required to hold the ship in position and additional jibs are sheeted to the wind to keep the ship balanced. A ship that has three jibs sheeted to the wind would be sitting sideways to the wind and waves in hurricane conditions, causing it roll wildly from side to side and in constant danger of rolling over with each wave.


Donald Trump is at the mercy of the storm and with no control whatsoever. The sheets flapping wildly. Making much noise but no progress.

Mo Ghille Mear (My Gallant Hero)

Dedicated to our fallen soldiers

AG Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate today and SQUIRREL!

BREAKING NEWS! Donald Trump call a news conference on taxes at the White House.

All news channels in hot pursuit of the orange squirrel.

Trump is a man of high stature, vertically speaking

Intellectually though, he's a midget.

People have tried to tell him, but his head is so high up in the clouds that he can't hear anyone.

Thank you, Israel, for sending aid to Mexico

Simon Sinek: The Video That Will Change Your Life

It's a long video, 45 minutes. But worth your time. So sit back, relax, and watch.

In this in-depth talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their personal well-being. Understanding this deep-seated expectation is the key difference between someone who is just an "authority" versus a true "leader."

✔The law of attraction, & its counterparts, are a very real "thing". You can have everything you want!

✔The purpose of the videos presented through this channel are to encourage an open mind to the possibilities of who and what we each are, and to deliver messages to those that are in need of hearing them at the time that they do. Enjoy!

Braking news - Commenting on Vegas shooting Trump did not act like imbecile

Media outlets are calling it unprecedented.

Curious word coincidence. The Spanish word for beret is boina

The Russian word for war is война (boina).

11:36 Central. What are you listening to right now?

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