Pictures from NYC..a city I love.
Lots of nice pics here
The highest railroad in the world
The pan-Himalayan line climbs 5 072m (16 640ft) above sea level and runs across Tibet's snow-covered plateau, providing a controversial link between Beijing and Lhasa. The photography below is some of the first to be seen of this railway, which was completed in October, 2005. From here
While I do think it is an amazing engineering feat, it is as mentioned above controversial. The ease with which the rest of China now connects to Tibet helps the Chinese to dilute and probably slowly destroy Tibetan culture.
It Is A Nice Day...
The American people have spoken and have provided a strong repudiation of the administration led by Shrub. The democrats won the house and we may get our first woman speaker in that chamber and the fate of the senate rests on 3 close races.
Or as Jane at FDL says..
The most powerful woman in US history. Two words guaranteed to reduce any wingnut to a puddle of piss — Speaker Pelosi.Meet the losers...
As pac at FDL says
Let me introduce the world to some new realities:
Karl Rove is not a genius. He is the author of the biggest GOP defeat in most of our lifetimes....
America is helping Democrats to pitch a shutout so far, holding all their seats, completely overturning the GOP revolution of 1994 in the House. The Senate looks to me like a 51 vote win for the Dems now.
What we talked about earlier this week is holding up: the Old Confederacy is the big loser tonight, relegated to the minority in the House. There is no reason, none, nada, zilch, to allow legislation in the House to be held hostage to Southern authoritarian Theocrats and racists anymore. Buh-bye.
More election results here...
The fight to take this nation back in a more sensible direction has just begun. I have a spring in my step this morning and though it's a long road ahead despite the crushing problems we face as a nation, I have hope.