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          Gold Digger Deluxe Edition, Vol. 6 (2019)      Cache   Translate Page      
Artist:VA Title: Gold Digger Deluxe Edition, Vol. 6 (2019) Genre: House, Tech House, Deep House, Electronic, Progressive, Dance Year: 2019 Tracks: 16 Time: 58:47 Format: MP3 Quality: 320kbps Size: 136 MB Tracklist: 01. The Clamps – Graveyard Shift [00:03:42] 02. Shahay – Give Me [00:04:00] 03. DAAV – Deal [00:03:55] 04. Tomix – Bubblegum [00:04:14] 05.
          2015 Recap      Cache   Translate Page      

Waiting until the last possible moment to write these recap posts seems to have become a tradition for me. This year, I decided to follow up on last year’s goals and list a few new ones for 2016.

Ship Cushion

cushionapp.com

On July 14 of 2015, I finally shipped Cushion, the freelancing app that has absolutely consumed my life for the past two years. The day went off without a hitch and I watched as a wave of new users signed up to try it out. Ever since, I’ve been trying my hardest to grow it into a sustainable app that I could turn into a full-time career. So far, I’m about halfway there, and I’m ecstatic about Cushion’s future—especially this upcoming year. I plan to hire a few freelancers to help get Cushion to the next level, which is both exciting and terrifying.

Use spreadsheets

Cushion Expenses

I didn’t take advantage of spreadsheets as much as I had hoped this past year, but I did use spreadsheets to manage Cushion’s expenses page as well as track my business expenses. After suffering through accounting software since I started freelancing, I pulled the plug and replaced it with spreadsheets. With a small amount of extra work, I have everything in a flexible format that doesn’t cost a dime. (I would gladly pay for a human-friendly service that focuses on ease and exportability.)

Continue existing routines

Instead of continuing my gym routine, I actually cancelled my membership and I haven’t been back since. I would’ve continued going if it weren’t for the gym’s outrageous (though not surprising) fees for pausing a membership. I did sign up for an indoor basketball league that starts in January, so hopefully that will get me back into a healthy routine.

One week between client gigs

casper.com

I’m happy to share that I’ve gone a step further than one week between client gigs. Because of my focus on Cushion, I’ve been fortunate enough to take between 1-3 months off between clients this past year. Early in the year, I worked with Project Florida on the Sum website (RIP). Over the summer, I reuinted with Oak Studios to help with Siteleaf 2.0. And in November, I collaborated with Casper on their fancy new homepage. I don’t think I’ll be as lucky in 2016, but maybe I can get Cushion to a point where I don’t need clients—who knows with freelancing.

Book a few speaking gigs

I didn’t speak at a conference in 2015, but I did book a speaking gig at Create Upstate in May. I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned from bootstrapping Cushion and balancing freelance work while running an app. I hope to book a few more talks throughout the year, so if you know a conference that would be a good fit, let me know!

Take more photos

My wife, Jen, lettering at the studio

I beat myself up over not taking as many photos as I once did—especially after digging through old hard drives and finding that even the “bad” photos are incredibly valuable to me years later. Going forward, I need to capture my life on a daily basis. Even if I never post the photos anywhere, I will make it a necessity to record at least one “experience” each day. I know I’ll regret it if I don’t.

Read more books

Again, I didn’t read as many books as I anticipated I would, but I did finish The Martian in 9 hours—a personal record! (6 of those hours were on a flight and I simply couldn’t put the book down after that.) For 2016, I think I’ll have more success by establishing a reading schedule. Instead of picking a book and reading it whenever I remember to, I need to designate time throughout the week to slow down and bury my head in a good book. I’m starting Ready Player One right now, so if anyone has a suggestion for the next few, I’d love to hear.

Play more video games

In 2015, I played plenty of video games. It’s easy when your wife plays more than you. After breezing through the remastered Grand Theft Auto V, Arkham Knight, and quitting The Last of Us out of pure fear, I’m now deep into Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Star Wars Battlefront. I don’t know what to tackle once I’m done with those two, but I love free roaming games.

Ride my bike

It pains me to say that I only rode my bike a few times in 2015. I still have it, so there’s always hope for 2016, but now that my studio is a short, relaxing walk away from our apartment, I can’t imagine I’ll start anytime soon. I should really plan day trips to areas of Brooklyn I’ve never been and ride there. I know of dozens of coffee shops I still need to visit, so maybe that should be my driving force.

Take a trip outside of Brooklyn every 3 months

Jen and I at Coopers Rock, WV

I‘m proud to say that we traveled a fair amount this past year. We weren’t one of those couples who is constantly instagramming exotic locations around the world, but we at least got out of the city every three months—traveling to Upstate New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Portland, and West Virginia. After reaching that goal, I realized that traveling every three months isn’t enough. For 2016, the new goal is to take four big trips with a few shorter trips in between. So far, we already have Joshua Tree and Palm Springs booked for February along with a week in Austin for July. And, I can guarantee that we’ll return to Portland again in the fall.

In 2016

Looking ahead, I plan to focus on quality of life. This doesn’t only mean experiencing more, but also taking care of myself. I need to slow down, work less, and reduce unnecessary stresses in my life.

Embrace the freelance schedule

Jen and I practically live at the studio with how much we work, so I want to battle that with a more flexible schedule. Instead of racing to the studio in the morning and zombie-walking home at night, I’d like to start a couple days a week without an agenda. Since we also tend to work the weekend, I want to start treating Wednesday like a mid-week weekend. Hopefully, that will break the week up better and help prevent those stretches when we forget to take time off. We really need to take advantage of the most appealing aspect of freelance—not having a schedule.

Contribute to open source

I know this entails more work, which is against my theme for 2016, but I feel the need to give back to the coding community. I try to write about my process and experiences as much as I can, but I haven’t really shared much code over the years. After years of coding in private, I miss having code out in the public for the world to reference and utilize. I’d be happy with even contributing the occasional one-line pull request.

Spend time in the kitchen

Our tiny kitchen in Brooklyn

For those who don’t live in a tiny apartment or rely on Seamless for dinner, you might have a difficult time grasping the fact that we don’t use our kitchen. Now that we have a new floor and more space, I really want to spend more time in our “closet with a stove”. I’m not much of a cook, but I know I can follow a recipe. Even if this only results in cooking dinner once a week, I’d feel accomplished.

Establish a better backup system

For how cautious I am in real life, most people would be shocked to know that I don’t backup much of my data. All of my code is on Github and all of my other work is on Dropbox, but everything else is on a few hard drives that aren’t backed up anywhere. The plan for 2016 is to have a local RAID 0 hard drive system for working files in combination with Backblaze backing up everything to the cloud. I know Murphy’s Law can come into full effect at any moment with drive failures, so I need to make this priority one.

Write 2016’s recap before New Year’s Eve

Lastly, I want to write next year’s post with plenty of time to spare before the New Year. Here’s to 2016!


          Come bruciare grassi: ecco gli alimenti giusti      Cache   Translate Page      
Allora, qual è il cibo brucia grassi? Un alimento che brucia grassi è un tipo di cibo che contiene una combinazione di nutrienti, vitamine e minerali che viene utilizzato per promuovere gli ormoni brucia grassi all'interno del corpo. Questi alimenti aiutano ad accelerare il metabolismo. Questo è importante perché il tuo metabolismo è il tuo "motore brucia grassi" che userai come arma per distruggere il grasso da te. Più alto è il tuo metabolismo, più calorie e grassi brucerai durante un periodo di 24 ore e più sarai vicino al raggiungimento dei tuoi obiettivi di perdita peso. La cosa grandiosa di questi cibi brucia grassi è che hanno un "effetto termogenico" elevato, il che significa che il corpo deve usare l'energia per digerire il cibo. Ora, anche se ogni cibo ha un certo livello di effetto termogenico, alcuni alimenti, compresi quelli che bruciano grassi, vi daranno un effetto maggiore di altri. Gli alimenti brucia grassi sono clinicamente testati per promuovere la perdita di peso. Ora per la lista degli alimenti grassi che bruciano eccellenti! >> Continua

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          Novo álbum da PARAGON será lançado no Brasil      Cache   Translate Page      

A Hellion Records anunciou em sua pagina oficial no Facebook, que lançará no Brasil em Abril, o novo álbum intitulado “Controlled Demolition”, da veterana banda alemã de Heavy/Speed Metal PARAGON.

“Controlled Demolition” foi mixado e masterizado por Piet Sielck (Saxon, Blind Guardian, Grave Digger e Stormwarrior), no Powerhouse Studios em Hamburgo na Alemanha, e a arte de capa teve a assinatura do artista argentino Aldo Requena.

Tracklist
01. Controlled Demolition
02. Reborn
03. Abattoir
04. Mean Machine
05. Deathlines
06. Musangwe (B.K.F.)
07. Timeless Souls
08. Blackbell
09. The Enemy Within
10. Black Widow
11. ...Of Blood And Gore

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          A Whirlwind of a Post: August 2014      Cache   Translate Page      
We made it to August. I was once again a wonderful month spent outdoors a lot of the time and keeping this cute kid entertained and busy!
Our neighbors have some dirt and a potting area where you can plant and Bennett loves digging in it and taking rocks and filling their watering pail.
One of the coolest things ever is that BYU opened up the football field to everyone one night and did a showing of Remember the Titans! How appropriate, right? We got there and laid our blankets out right towards the front of the field so we had a good view of the screen. We dressed Bennett up in his PJ's and hoped he would fall asleep so we could enjoy it.
 Bennett loved running around the stadium before the movie started!
 Just minutes before the movie started. We gave Bennett his glass of milk and he was excited to see the movie on the screen for a little bit but he didn't last too long sitting there. Aaron ended up pushing him around in the stroller around the stadium and he eventually fell asleep in his stroller. We then parked him by our blanket and enjoyed the movie the rest of the night!
 Carlie had a couple days between when Summer Term ended and when Fall Semester started and so her and Hudson joined us one day as we ventured out to Thanksgiving Point to attend one of their $2 Tuesday deals. It was SO busy and so we ended up deciding to go the least busy exhibit, the Farm, and Bennett didn't mind.
 We explored inside first and Bennett loved running around, seeing all the cool real and not real animals...
 We then went outside and Bennett got up close and personal with the animals and even tried to crawl underneath the bars to get in their cages. We had to quickly catch him.
 We took a tractor ride around the farm. Don't let the boys faces fool you...they loved it! Everything is so much better and much more fun with your sister and cousin around!
 Bennett loved playing in the little houses they had and seeing more animals. Unfortunately not too long after we got there it started to rain and then completely downpour! We were soaked from head to toe and had to run our boys to the car! Hopefully next time Bennett can ride one of the horses! 
Another fun Summer activity was going to the Splash Pad. I didn't brave getting dressed up and so I sent Bennett in by himself and he did pretty good. He loves water, being outside and other kids and so it was a great activity for him.
We have also had rec center passes this summer which we have LOVED! Bennett and I went swimming at least every other day there and then we would occasionally go to the play place, the indoor basketball courts and the other fun activities they have.
 My parents came back into town the 2nd week of August for my cousin Lindsey's wedding. We loved having them here for just a short 24 hours!
 All my pics of the family and wedding are on my nice camera so I will save that for another post but it was fun for Carlie and I to drive into Salt Lake with my parents and attend the wedding and then the boys brought the other boys in for the luncheon and rest of the festivities. We grabbed some fries and rootbeer before the reception which Bennett LOVED! Bennett LOVES rootbeer and so it's a good thing that we rarely ever have it, ever! He gulped that drink down so fast!
This summer Bennett was tested and qualified for the Provo Early Intervention Program for his speech. At 12 months we discovered he had fluid in his ears and so we kept an eye on it and it eventually went away but it has slowed down his speech development and understanding of speech. Through the program we get a wonderful speech therapist who comes to our home every 2 weeks to work with and really just play with Bennett and help him with his speech. She gives me great tips and things to work on to help him and we have been so impressed with how well he has done and how much he has improved! They also do monthly activities at the park with the others participating in the program and here is one in which we attended...I love it because all the activities are so age appropriate for the kids.
 More fun at the rec center with dad...
Bennett has discovered marshmallows in certain cereals and decided they are way more delicious than the other parts and so he will ask me to pull out just the marshmallows for him to snack on. One day I discovered that he decided to take matters into his own hands and he dumped out almost the whole bag and started picking out the marshmallows one by one and eating them. Haha.
 We went to take Aaron lunch one day at work and Bennett loved his little office. He jumped on the computer and went right to work!
Aaron was also "featured" on BYU's homepage in August. Him and some others from his office were asked to dress up in running gear and run up and down a field while they got some good shots of them running and pretending to use an app for an article. Nice hair Aaron! ;)
 Towards the end of August we went up the Hansa Haus in Huntsville, Utah to spend the night with Grandpa and Grandma Hansen. Unfortunately...but it actually may have been a blessing...it poured rain the whole time we were there so we didn't get to spend much time outside (so Bennett didn't have the chance to jump into the river or run down the road). We always love visiting though and more family came and we enjoyed a nice dinner with everyone and of course some card games!
 Cousins in matching PJ's.
 The last week of August Aaron and I attended FOL (Foundations of Leadership) which is for some incoming Freshman at BYU at Aspen Grove. They are put into groups with leaders where they have lessons, games, devotionals and other fun activities for about 3 days. Aaron and I got to attend as the "Special Ops" team and help oversee the activities and get things going and people where they needed to be. It was such a fun getaway for us (especially because our 3 year anniversary was just a couple days before!)
 We got our own room in one of the lodges and we loved spending time in the beautiful mountains!
 It was also fun for me to visit my old "stomping grounds". I worked at Aspen Grove in the dining hall in between my freshman and sophomore year at BYU. 
 We had so much fun participating in all the activities planned and then enjoying some free time as well to use the facilities at Aspen Grove. We discovered a cool underground wally-ball court and tested it out. 
 It was fun to see Aaron in action promoting the Student Alumni association as they had a fair to inform the students about the ways to get involved on campus and the different organizations they can volunteer with.
 More fun during free time.
 Bennett was lucky enough to be watched by Grandma Hansen and they did all sorts of fun activities, including going to the Zoo.
They also got ice cream, accidentally played in the splash pad, ate out and played so much. He is one lucky boy to be loved so much and we are so lucky for the chance to get away for a couple days while he was in such good hands.
 While my mom was here she also bought us a bug box of delicious Utah peaches and her and Grandma Wray peeled them for us. Between the Bush's and us we each got 8 bags of frozen delicious peaches that we were thrilled to have. Thanks for all your hard work!

          Stella Donnelly - Beware Of The Dogs      Cache   Translate Page      
Good Morning and welcome back!  I was digging around on Stereogum and found Stella Donnelly and her just released, "Beware Of The Dogs".  This is a collection of some really sweet low-key/chill pop songs that have an endearing feel to them while being lyrically heartbroken.  See what you think down below...



See ya next time!
          Darlia - Petals      Cache   Translate Page      
Welcome back peeps!  I was digging around on music-map and punched in Royal Blood and was presented with Darlia and their album, "Petals".  This is a thoroughly riff-heavy collection of grungy tracks that deliver with each and every song. Rock through with your Monday down below...




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          Shop Assistant      Cache   Translate Page      
OH-Montpelier, Job Description Do you enjoy working outdoors with a flexible schedule? We are staffing for a first shift Shop Assistant position in Montpelier working part time May through late summer. Hours will turn into full time late summer through May. You will be working both indoors and outdoors, and your job duties will include digging and pouring foundations, setting monuments, along with other miscella
          Magento 1.9.2: 5-cents Price Rounding      Cache   Translate Page      
Today I am working on a Magento site for a Switzerland client which requires the implementation of Rappen Rounding, a 5-cents rounding for the total price for every transaction. I actually found an extension on GitHub for that, but it was not compatible with my Magento install. I am not sure if it is not compatible with Magento 1.9.2 or conflicting with any other extensions, it just didn’t work. After digging into Magento core codes, I found that there is a simple workaround for this functionality, though we have to override Magento’s core. Please be advised that this is not the best practice, it is just a simple …
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OH-Montpelier, Job Description Do you enjoy working outdoors with a flexible schedule? We are staffing for a first shift Shop Assistant position in Montpelier working part time May through late summer. Hours will turn into full time late summer through May. You will be working both indoors and outdoors, and your job duties will include digging and pouring foundations, setting monuments, along with other miscella
          How To Actually Break Up Big Tech      Cache   Translate Page      

Last week, I wrote about Elizabeth Warren's big plan to break up big tech and why I thought her plan (a) would not work and (b) was based on a fairly shocking number of factual errors. Not everyone agreed (indeed, many people have disagreed). Many of those who disagreed, though, seemed to only do so because they hate the big internet companies, and thus they seemed happy about any attack on them, no matter how pointless. Others attacked me personally, insisting that my detailed explanation of why I found Warren's plan laughably naive was really just because I "love big tech." Finally, some demanded to know what my plan would be. And while I think it's somewhat silly to imply that you cannot critique a bad plan if you can't come up with another plan (sometimes, doing nothing is the best plan), I've been meaning to write some more about this anyway, and here's a good opportunity.

Contrary to the strawman beliefs some insist I have, I am quite worried about the market power of many large companies these days, and how that might be stifling competition. As I've argued for over twenty years on this site, the single biggest driver of innovation is competition. And I want to see more competition to get more innovation. My issue is that doing so through regulatory means is fraught with significant risks -- ones that could very much do the opposite. Highly regulated industries are not known for being competitive and innovative for the most part. They tend to enable only big entities -- who can deal with the regulations -- to exist and crowd out startups. On top of that, thanks to regulatory capture and the crony nature of our political system these days, you also end up with just a few big companies who now focus on what we've referred to in the past as political innovation rather than technological or entrepreneurial innovation. It's a recipe for stagnation, not innovation and competition.

My second big concern with the plans people have been floating is that they ignore the reality of why some of the tech companies have gotten so big and so successful. For the most part, they're in highly networked industries, where it's not just "winner takes all" but in many ways size and dominance of the network is fundamental to their operation. Network effects can lead to dominant positions, for the fairly obvious reason that the bigger they are, the better they are for everyone involved. For all of Warren's talk of breaking up companies, note that she was only talking about chipping off a few of their peripheral acquisitions: not taking an axe to their core business.

And that's because she recognizes that as much as people scream to "break up big tech," there's no reasonable way to do that without making the overall offerings a lot less useful for the public. How do you break up Facebook's social network? Do you say half the world can't use it and have to use the BookFace spinoff instead? You could, of course, cleave off Instagram and Whatsapp, but that doesn't really change Facebook's overall global dominance. The reason Facebook is so powerful is that it connects the entire globe. There is no place to make a reasonable cut to split that up. Google is powerful because of its search engine. How do you break that up? Do you say for searches on topic X you use Google, but for searches on topic Y you have to use Elgoog? You could cut off Doubleclick from Google, but then you still have a massive search engine and a massive internet ads company. And while I guess you could cut off Amazon's web services piece from it store, that doesn't change the main "competition" complaint most people have about Amazon, which is the size of its footprint in e-commerce. But again, it got there not through predatory practices, but because it's so convenient and easy for most people that they actually get tremendous benefit from it.

But, that presents a dilemma. And while lots of people seem to think there are easy answers to this (just like they think there are easy answers to "content moderation") there are not. This is a really complex issue, and like nearly all super complex issues, the easy solutions tend to look appealing, while actually making everything a hell of a lot worse.

So I will make a suggestion for how I'd like to "break up" big tech, while admitting that since this is a complex topic with no easy answer, I could be wrong. But so could everyone else. And I've been digging through the details on this stuff for many years now, and I do think my plan makes the most sense. Later this year, I have a big academic paper on this topic coming out with a lot more details, so in the meantime expect a bunch more posts on this topic leading up to that.

The idea goes back to one I raised back in 2015 in the context of content moderation: that we need to move to a world of protocols, not platforms. This is the world of the earlier internet, dominated by open protocols with a variety of competitive apps built on top. Instead of Twitter, there was IRC. Instead of Reddit, there was Usenet. And you had a choice of clients and servers and could move around if you didn't like the policies of one or the other.

In the world of protocols, you still get the global connectivity benefit, but without the lockdown control and silos (and, potentially, the questionable privacy practices). In a world of protocols, there may be a global network, but you get competition at every other level. You can have competitive servers, competitive apps and user interfaces, competitive filters, competitive business models, and competitive forms of data management. If you don't like how one app provider handles privacy, you move to another -- but because you're using the same protocol, you don't lose everything you're doing with it, you're just entering through a new door that you like better. If you don't like the way one provider handles content moderation, you change it or move to another.

And, yes, I noted competition at the business model level as well -- because that's important. We could see lots of interesting attempts at creating different services with different business models that go beyond the limited options (pay with your data, freemium, advertising, etc.) today. One option might be in the form of cryptocurrency or token tied to the protocol. While I can already hear half of you rolling your eyes, this is a model that is at least worth exploring. A cryptocurreny or token tied to a protocol takes away much of the incentive for the really terrible business models everyone complains about. You don't need to spy on everyone if just getting more usage in general increases the value of the currency. And encouraging business models that don't require collecting data on everyone is something we should celebrate, not mock. But, cryptocurrency isn't the only such solution either. I've been playing around with a few attempts at new protocol-based systems these days that purposely eschew the cryptocurrency/token model, and are exploring other models instead. The point is that there are other ways of making this work, and more options is better.

However, if we were in a world where the major services and functions we used online were protocols instead of platforms, it would move the power and control out to the ends of the network, rather than centralizing it on the servers of a few giant companies. We'd still get the benefits of the network effects of the systems, but without the centralized control. We'd still be able to get innovation at various levels, but without relying on a single entity to determine what's best. We'd still get the convenience of powerful services, but without the opaque decision making of a single entity. It's an approach that could actually work.

That still leaves the question of how do we get there from here. And there are a lot of challenges in that. But I don't think declaring large platforms as "platform utilities" gets us any closer to that vision -- and if anything seems to drive us away from it. I'll be writing some more posts on how we get towards a world of protocols instead of platforms, and the many hurdles in the way, in the coming weeks and months. However, there are two key approaches to making it happen: either bottom up or top down. And both could work -- but both could be difficult.

The bottom up approach is people designing new protocols from scratch and building a new userbase. That presents a huge number of challenges in terms of building up the userbase, but it's not impossible. New startups pop on the scene all the time, and some of them even succeed. And I already know of at least 6 or 7 attempts at building these kinds of protocols from scratch. And while they're all fairly small, some are building up at least some traction and are interesting to follow and experiment with. The benefit to this approach is you have no legacy to deal with, making things easier to design and the entire setup more nimble. The cons, obviously, are the lack of a userbase and the basic "empty room" problem: how do you get someone to use a social application when there's nothing to do there and no one to connect with?

The "top down" approach would be to convince an existing internet giant to move towards such a world. It's unlikely that any company today would agree to flip the switch entirely and open up their platform into an open protocol. But I would argue that it's not as far out and unrealistic an idea as many assume. In the last six months, I've had in-depth conversations with four large internet companies about this approach, and they were surprisingly more open to at least considering what it would mean than I initially expected. And while I may go into more detail in later posts, I'll give three quick reasons why the big tech firms may actually decide it makes sense to give up their silos in the long run:

  1. It gets them away from proposals like Warren's to "break up" their business, which they know would create a giant mess. By opening up their core code for anyone to use and pushing the power out to the ends of the network, the companies are effectively "breaking themselves up.
  2. It takes them off the hook for all of the platform liability that is getting dumped on them these days. There are all sorts of competing and impossible demands on these platforms concerning how they moderate content, with tons of people being upset no matter what decision is made, and various people and (especially) politicians now looking to dump massive liability on the platforms themselves. If they turn their system into a protocol, they actually get rid of much of that headache. There will still be questions about content moderation, but it becomes a very different problem -- one to where there can be many different approaches, with competition at the filter level. We didn't used to blame email providers for spam, but thanks to the open protocols of email, it allowed all sorts of innovative spam filtering services to spring up. Given how much of a headache content moderation and platform liability has become of late -- and the fact it's likely to become an even bigger headache over time -- at some point, companies are going to realize an open protocols approach is a solution to that problem.
  3. The possibility of new business models. This is important. Lots of people insist that no giant platform would willingly give up so much control, because it's entirely antithetical to business models built off of collecting all the data. And that's true. But, that's why I'm eager to see how new business models shake out in this space, because it might lessen the "we collect all your data" business model reliance and open up new opportunities that could even be more lucrative (especially if they create opportunities where people start abandoning services that don't respect their privacy).
There still are plenty of reasons why the big platforms are unlikely to do this in the near future (and I'm pretty sure a clueless Wall St. would punish any company that tried), but as various trends continue to move along, it may become more and more appealing.

Notice that all of that could very well happen without a massive policy intervention from the government. However, there are certainly policy ideas that could help move this along a lot faster. Of course, moving these policy proposals forward would require a more detailed understanding of how technology and technology innovation really works, because the key isn't enforcing breakups or trying to codify "fairness" guidelines with new rules -- it's taking away some of the existing legal and regulatory tools that make it easy and appealing to build vertically-integrated walled gardens, which aren't always obvious to people who aren't immersed in the tech policy space since they are presented as having other purposes:

  1. Get rid of most patents (if we're talking real antitrust, we'd start by getting rid of these government-granted monopolies). Perhaps you could start with "software" ones, though defining what is a "software" patent is hard enough. Patents hinder competition and would create huge problematic thickets in a world of protocols where we want widespread competition at every other level. Without patent thickets and patent trolls, we'd see a lot more competition, especially in taking different approaches to providing interfaces and filters for the same kinds of content.
  2. Dump the ridiculous CAFC ruling on API copyrights and make it clear that there is not copyright on interfaces, meaning that you could actually have much more interoperability and people building new systems to connect to third party products.
  3. Get rid of Section 1201 of the DMCA and its anti-circumvention rules. Again, this blocks competition and interoperability. Indeed, Section 1201 is a huge barrier to this kind of future, in that it would allow companies to effectively block out competitive third party services through "technological protection measures." Without 1201, it would make it much easier for almost anyone to create a new competitive interface for an existing protocol-based service.
  4. Make sure that full encryption is supported as a fundamental right of end users. This becomes important, as a protocol-based system should also lead to a booming new market for databanks that will store your encrypted data, giving you total control over it and who it is shared with (and for what purposes). But if there are mandated backdoors or some other crap, you completely destroy such a market. Encryption makes this possible.
  5. Get the SEC to stop thinking of cryptocurrency as just a financial tool and to recognize it's something entirely different. Sure, you need them to deal with the out-and-out scams, but as it stands right now, the SEC is talking about crazy ideas like how any crypto system should need to go through "clinical trials" like drugs. Ideas like that would simply snuff out any possibility of the above ever happening. People don't realize how much of this future may be held back by a myopic SEC who is viewing all of this through a single lens.
There's more, but those steps would open up a lot of opportunity for a protocols-based system to take hold. And when it really happens, no one's going to worry about "breaking up" big tech anymore, because it won't even be necessary.



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(NewsUSA) - Despite their best efforts, most women have had the experience of frantically digging into the bottom of a large purse or handbag for an essential item such as eyeglasses, cellphone, keys, or passport. A separate case to corral these important possessions makes sense, especially if it combines fashion with function.Being able to protect, carry, and access these items in a reliable, convenient, safe way makes women's lives easier and better, according to the creator of TravelEyez, a unique, stylish accessory that holds not only eyeglasses, but other essentials including phones and keys.The TravelEyez products are double-sided and designed to zip around the strap or handle of any purse, handbag, or backpack.This stylish accessory is available in black mesh with six different-colored zipper options, as well as black leather and caramel leather for a dressier look, and are sold in sets of two cases that may be zipped together or used separately. The designs are identical regardless of color, so they can mix and match, or stay consistent."Each TravelEyez case can hold a pair of glasses or car keys, money, credit cards, jewelry or a smart phone. You can zip cases together to connect as many as you need, and attach them to your purse or bag handle to keep your personal items organized and close at hand for easy access," says Yvonne Graber, creator of TravelEyez.TravelEyez also gives women peace of mind. The case cancels the need to keep valuables such as a phone or keys in a pants or jacket pocket where they might fall out.Some of the most popular uses include:- Travel. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, the case provides a secure way to monitor a phone, wallet, credit cards and passport. Try it on a suitcase, travel tote, or carry-on bag.- Shopping. As mundane as it may sound, don't underestimate the value of a handy way to easily access your phone and wallet when shopping, especially for moms toting small children along.- On the go. This is an ideal accessory for students, fitness fanatics, or those on the go. The cases attach easily to bike bars, gym bags, and backpack straps.With the holidays just around the corner, TravelEyez also makes a great gift or stocking stuffer.The patent on the TravelEyez design is pending.For more information, visit traveleyez.com
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Overpopulation is the most serious threat to human existence . It should be viewed as a serious problem as it; diminishes our supply of natural and needed resources, has consequences that reduce our chances of maintaining a sustainable earth, and is further harshened by various human activity .


World news The Guardian. "Baby boom." becuo. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.


In this image, what stands out  is the hospital bed to person ratio. It displays that


overpopulation is the main concern for human survival today. An idea that is present


for this picture is that there are too many people with far too little medical supplies to help them .  


The overall message of the picture is that due to overpopulation, there are insufficient medical 

supplies to support people in need . The attitude of the picture’s subjects displays the

negative connotation, many of them have frowning or upset faces, faces that are in need . The


lighting of the photo demonstrates the darker idea, with light dimming closer to the foreground .


Another textual element would be the subjects themselves, many of them are asian, which is


one of the most populated areas in the world and given the situation in which they are in, shows the


problems of overpopulation. This proves that overpopulation is the largest threat to the human


population as it’s consequences will affect necessities like medical supplies .




"CREED OF GREED." sheepwaker. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2015.
    <http://sheepwaker.tripod.com>.


  This Image continues to broaden the idea of the seriousness in the problem of


overpopulation.The image’s consists of a wealthier man wearing a suit eating the world while a


poor, lightly dressed man is left crumbs . The wealthier man is appears unsatisfied even though


he is eating most of the world, this is clear by his facial expression , and various fork marks


within the illustration of the earth . The poor man seems unsatisfied aswell with his thin body and


potted stomach, yet he is eating only crumb’s of the world . This creates the idea that our own


human nature helps fuel the drastic consequences of overpopulation with things like greed .


There already aren’t enough resources and wealthy people choose not to share, further digging a


hole of overpopulation that is difficult to fill . Therefore, this image displays how our own human


nature makes overpopulation the most serious problem for our society today.   


         ALAMY. "Traffic fumes linked to autism." telograph. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan.
    2015.          
The use of natural gases is needed to give people the luxury’s that almost every human uses today, the first luxury that comes to mind would be cars . The image above shows multiple cars stuck in a traffic jam with large amounts of smoke spewing from their exhausts . The foreground is especially filled with smoke, as the photographer purposely wanted to put an emphasis on how much smoke cars emit . The Image then tunnels through cars into the background to show the amount of cars that are in the traffic, each spewing out smoke . As most are aware, green-house gases are a root cause for climate change, slowly destroying the earth that somehow sustains us all . The more people on earth, the more cars there will be, and the more gases that will destroy the earth we live on, further causing natural disasters like like hurricanes. The impact of said smoke displays the seriousness of overpopulation as more people will be driving, and more people will be destroying the earth we live on .
"Overpopulation." paulchefurka. Paul Chefurka, 23 Sept. 2008. Web. 13 Jan. 2015.
The final image is of the earth itself . The image creates the idea that there are too many people living on earth to be properly managed, making the earth slowly deteriorate .The image finds the earth carrying the heavy weight of all of it’s citizens, thus making the earth weaker .  The image is a negative connotation based on the disappointed expression the earth’s face, and blue colour . The stress that the earth is in is clear with it’s bent knees and flexed arms . The attitude of the subjects on the earth are similar to that of people on actual earth, happy as they ignore the distress that they put earth through  . The amount of people on the earth itself and the attitude of the earth displays the overpopulation and the difficulties it creates for us and the earth .

                       Overpopulation is a problem that impacts our natural resources, gets more powerful through our human nature, and destroys our earth . Overpopulation will be a root factor in any environmental, economical, and agricultural pitfalls that we may encounter in the near or distant future .


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J'ai grandi à Romans-sur-Isère, dans la Drôme, puis j'ai habité une dizaine d'années à Valence. Beaucoup de morceaux/groupes ont été découverts au cours de cette période-là, au commencement des compils Ada, entre 2002 et 2012. Je raconte ici ce qu'ils m'évoquent. 1) Exsonvaldes - The Trees (Ada Vol.1) A DECOUVRIR ABSOLUMENT VOLUME 1 by A DECOUVRIR ABSOLUMENT Exsonvaldes me ramène à l'époque du label parisien Noise Digger qui avait sorti leur album "Time We Spent Together". Ce même label avait également (...) - Ma Compilation ADA / ADAV47
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Recently I build my new house near Maharagama town. While building this house I allocate space for my antennas and observation equipment. Before installing antennas, I decided to install a lightning rod into the house. The main reason to install a lightning rod is because of the height of the building. It nearly 48 feet (approximately 15m) high, and located in open space, because of those reasons there is a very high probability to hit lightning into my antennas and other equipment.

Installed lightning rod

At the time of this writing, in here in Sri Lanka mainly two types of lightning arrestor systems are in use. The first type is a conventional lightning rod. This type of lightning rod is very common in Sri Lanka and it made with copper rods. The second type is ESE (Early Streamer Emission) type lighting arrestor. This ESE type is now getting popular in here and I saw it in a couple of new buildings. As I noticed most of the lightning arrestor installation companies are now moving into this ESE type solutions.

After reviewing lighting rods in the market, I decided to move into the conventional light rod. The main reason to select conventional light rod is because of its cost. Based on my findings decent quality ESE type lightning arrester costs around LKR 70,000 - LKR 120,000. Again this price further varies with its effective range. The conventional lightning rod costs LKR 9000 only. Also, the effectiveness of ESE type is still in debate. By considering everything I decided to stick to the low-cost conventional method.

Components of the lightning rod.

The next important thing about lightning rod installation is a grounding technique. To find out suitable grounding technique I measure ground resistance using ground resistance tester. After calculating everything I decided to use 25mm × 2.5mm copper tape as my ground conductor and 600mm × 600mm copper plate as a ground terminator.

Copper-tape which we used as a ground conductor.

I bought everything mention in here from a local electric shop. Considering all the components, most expensive items in this system are copper tape and copper plate.

The most painful part of this job is to install a ground conductor in the wall. Due to higher gauge and weight of the copper tape, it took an entire day to install ground conductor.

Support structure which we installed to place ground conductor to the wall.

Another view of the support structure.

After ground conductor installation, the next important task is digging a hole to install ground terminator. The dimension of the opening which we dig is 1.5m × 1.5m and nearly 3m in depth. To ensure lower resistance we combine copper earth-rod into the copper plate and install it inside the hole. Before closing the opening we pour nearly 50 kg of Bentonite powder mixture into it. Bentonite powder is maintenance free, commonly available, ground enhancement material and in here it ensures reliable conductivity between ground and copper plate/tape.

Ground connection layout.

Copper-plate installation with Bentonite mixture.

To fix lighting arrestor I build a structure using metal plates and tubes. The CAD drawing of the structure is available here.

Ground conductor after the installation.

It took nearly 3 days to install this lightning rod and finally now it's in service.

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September 2009
TEI

Anecdotes and Observations, Reflections and Critical Remarks* 

March 12th, 1801. — About sixteen years ago, a relation (who I think had a daughter) of Daniel de Foe, the author of Crusoe, lived in Broker Row, Moorfields. He was an old man, and kept a small shoemaker's shop, and had done many years; but I am not quite sure that the relationship was on his side; it might be on his wife's.

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The notices commonly put upon walls, for bill-stickers to read and tremble, are generally worded with a threat of their being prosecuted, &c. I noticed a board affixed to the Tabernacle of G. Whitfield, [1]  worded thus — 'Please to take notice, if any Bills are put against this building, they will immediately be taken down.'

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Providence has a very difficult task to please the creature MAN; the latter neglects his proper avocation, Agriculture, to go in search of black eyes and bloody noses, commonly called military glory, and then blames his Maker for not sending him a proper supply of food. — Publican's Newspaper. [2] 

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I think a small kind of carriage to hold one person might be made to go on the ice with great velocity, if the whole strength of the rider could be exerted for that purpose. By the help of a sharp spike, or a pole with three or more spikes, to strike or lay hold on the ice, a great weight might be put in motion. Perhaps some such childish contrivance as this may be in use, though unknown to me. I should like to try it, and convince myself of its practicability. As to the material point, guiding the carriage, I can conceive no method; I like to see skaiting, and I should like to see this. Such a light thing on wheels might be tried on land; but I doubt the labour would be too much. This nonsense makes me think (as indeed I have always done) what a pleasure it must be, to be able to draw.

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I never see a fine prospect but I wish to bring it away with me. The house and grounds at Wakefield, I have in the storehouse of memory; but I should like to have them on paper. I should extremely like to have a view of Honington Green, as it was till the Inclosing Act took place. Wakefield I may (though unlikely) see again; but my native Green, with its daisies, I never shall. To take such a small bit of ground and divide it into three, was hardly worth while. What man, with a sack of wheat on his back, would stoop for one grain?

Inclosing Acts! I do not much like the rage for them. They cut down the solemn, the venerable tree, and sometimes plant another, — not always; like a mercenary soldier, who kills more than he begets. Resolved — As shepherds are thus going out of fashion, and smiths, &c., coming in: could I not make the old steeple lament the destruction of shades as old as itself, and make a shepherd reply? &c. &c. But it grows near 'witching time of night,' and I perceive I am writing nonsense. If I had had a critic here at my elbow, he would have found it out long ago.

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Remarks on the Garden Spider.

August 14, 1801. — This morning observed a garden spider, who had one of his own species in durance, holding him suspended, but without much appearance of a web. The prisoner was alive, but a mere skeleton. After a while he was suffered to fall, or the wind forced him from his captivity; but, in falling, he unfortunately struck against a half-formed web, the architect of which I had just been watching, and observed, that all the lines leading from the centre to the extremities were finished; and he was busy, going a continued circle, and joining each with a fresh web, which he drew from his posteriors, at regular strokes, by an extension of his longest legs behind. The beforementioned prisoner fell against his web, and he immediately left work to secure him, being still alive, and having legs not at all diminished, though his body was wasted. His new conqueror seized him, and, rolling him up in a strong web, dragged him to the centre, and there left him secure, and returned to his work, which he soon completed. I had observed him about a quarter of an hour previous to this adventure, and remarked that he caught a number of very small flies, which abounded on every weed, after much rain in the night; and I was not a little surprised that these minute creatures did not stop his progress, but were instantly devoured; not as I expected, by sucking their bodies dry: he took them up very orderly, and very distinctly, and devoured them, wings and all, without leaving the smallest appearance of a fragment. He had eaten seven of these flies before the spider fell in his way.

August 20, 1801. — A spider of this kind, of an enormous size, has now a web, of about a foot in diameter, hung with spoils, against a wooden fence in the yard. I have repeatedly seen them working their webs, but never could see them begin. The insect, here mentioned, has attached his work on one side to the fence, from which it projects obliquely, and is suspended to a branch of a vine, at the distance of five feet from the circle of the web. As the suspending lines are very strong, and run exactly horizontally, without any intermediate support, it is wonderful to me, to think how they could have been carried so far. A double five foot line, which leaves the fence in this direction, must have been a curious work for him.

In the outline here given, the upper sketch is looking down on the work; the under one is looking horizontally.

The body of the spider being nearly half an inch in length, he has more than twenty-four times his length in one foot, and, consequently, one hundred and twenty times in his suspending lines. Now, taking the standard of a man at five feet six inches, one hundred and twenty times his length, will be six hundred and sixty feet, or two hundred and twenty yards; about three times the height of the Monument. [3]  If we were set to tie the tops of the steeples of London together with a cord, without scaffolding, should not we be puzzled to contrive it? We should go to school to spiders, and ants, and bees; but of all these — the spider does his work alone.

September 9, 1801. — This morning, extricated a bee from a web, but without any signs of life. Another web contained a bee larger than the common honey bee; he appeared completely enveloped in a winding-sheet of the web, of a very large spider, whose premises he had unfortunately trespassed upon. Thus it is evident that this tiger of an insect devours creatures larger than itself. If the means by which he is enabled to do so were common to the beasts of the forest, how dreadful would be a net spun by the lion or the tiger, from which the horse and his rider could not disentangle themselves, no more than a strong bee can from this pest of the garden.

September 14th, 1801. — Having expressed surprise at the work of a spider, I can now trace with certainty his operations and his power, so as to satisfy myself entirely. Often wondering how came all the long; webs that tickle our noses and glitter in the sun, reaching from one tree to another, and often floating loose in the air; I, a few days past, broke down the web of a garden spider, which was suspended from a building to a fence across a pathway of about five feet, and much the same height from the ground. When his suspending lines were broke, himself and his web fell flat against the building. An hour or two after, I observed him in motion, and wished to know how he would contrive a communication with the fence as before.

He seemed, for a while, as if taking a general survey of the distance and bearings of the objects around; and then letting himself down from a spout to the distance of about six inches, hung suspended, not in their usual position, head downwards, but with one side downwards, and all his legs greatly extended. In this posture I found that, without the help of his legs, he possessed a power of ejecting a web to what length he pleased, and with surprising swiftness. It had exactly the appearance of smoke issuing through a pin hole; only, in this case, the stream instead of dissipating, became a lengthening line, that floated with the action of the wind, and visibly extended from its source, as fast, or faster than the nimblest black beetle can run. He emitted thus, about seven or eight feet of web, and then ascended to the spout, and waited the event. The line was carried by the wind cornerways, and lodged against the building, and consequently became useless. He did the same again, with the same want of success, and repeated his work a fourth time, when I caught hold of his floating line, at about four feet long, and when extended to five, I drew it over the leaf of a bean, and it became fast; but he, still lengthening it, the line was very slack. After a few minutes he applied himself to drawing the rope tight, which, when done, he travelled upon it to the opposite side, and made my fastening secure; then back again, emitting a new web as he went, and joining it to the other to strengthen it, till it became visibly improved.

Next, starting from one end, he proceeded, without splicing a new strengthener, to the centre of the horizontal line, exactly to the centre, and there lowered himself down to the ground, and drew this perpendicular line very tight, or else it was his weight that did it. The ground beneath was a gravel path; he there fastened this line to the gravel, at E (see sketch), by pressing it down with a motion peculiar to themselves, and then ascended again: at which time he had formed an obtuse angle, by drawing down the horizontal line; then, forwarding his work, he drew the line D, to which the lines from the centre were to be fastened. To form the line D, he traversed the lines B C, bearing the line D in his claw detached, and, fastening it at the upper end of B, proceeded to draw the lines from A to C and B in the same manner. From this outline, the formation of the lines from the centre to the extremities appeared easy.

I have sometimes broken down a part of their work, and have observed that they will carefully gather up the fragments of the web, and either leave it in white knots, or appear entirely to swallow it.

A small spider had fastened a line of his work, to the outermost lines of a web, belonging to a very large one; the latter hastened to the confines of his premises, and cut asunder the stranger's holdfast, something like cutting a boat adrift. I find it a common opinion, that the spider, when he catches a fly, destroys him by poison; it may be so; — but I see, by close observation, that his strong dependence is placed in folding him rapidly up in a web, which he draws from himself abundantly for the purpose.

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I wonder whether I shall hereafter think these moments mispent in watching a spider? — At present I think their nature and properties strange, and not yet entirely known, even to naturalists; their whole proceedings amazingly curious; their degree of instinctive contrivance, and their exactness of figure in their squares and angles, and visible use of every line, truly astonishing.

The spider, while descending by his web, was baited by the flies, in the same manner as we see a hawk baited by the smaller birds*.

October 4th, 1802. — Found last week a letter in the Gentleman's Magazine for 1759 (I think), by a Mr. Masser, 'on the Gossimer,' [4]  wherein he has been correct in his account of the spider having an ejecting power, as to the formation of his web. I found this by observation last summer, and was pleased at the discovery, for to me it was such. But his account of flying spiders is not clear and comprehensive. Does he mean spiders with wings? or, spiders with a power of unlimited elevation, by an ejectment of web?

* It is now known, that the spider sometimes exhausts the material from which his web is formed; in which case, he is in imminent danger of starvation. I once saw a spider reduced to this extremity, running wildly about on a sunny board. Several large flies, who seemed to enjoy his distress, tormented him, by settling within an inch of his nose; and when the spider made a rush to seize one, he would take a short flight, and settle down again at about the same distance. This game lasted nearly two hours; when the spider's strength and patience appearing to be quite worn out, he retired to a hole. —

Ed. [Note by Joseph Weston, editor of The Remains]

Spiders again.

Proved, by observing a spider with a small microscope, that when I had broken down a web in the garden, he carefully gathered up the fragments, and moistening the accumulated web in its approach to his mouth, swallowed it all again.

General Observations.

In addition to the foregoing extracts, I now wish to say a word or two in farther explanation. The nests of this kind of spider are generally attached fast to woodwork, in a dry situation, in size not exceeding an hazel-nut, appearing like a knot of raw silk, of an exceeding close texture. I put one of these into an unstopped bottle, and, forgetting to watch it minutely, I at length found it as follows: From the mouth of the bottle to a shelf above, was about eighteen inches; and I found the eggs hatched, and not less than several hundreds of connecting lines of communication between the bottle and the shelf, covered in every direction with the infant swarm, entirely yellow. From this I think it evident, that the power of ejecting the web is exercised at an early stage of life. I think too, from every consideration, that their preying on each other is a matter beyond a doubt.

I have somewhere read, that the garden spider uniformly makes his web of great or small dimensions, according to the approaching degree of sunshine or rain, and thus, with the utmost precision, foretels the weather. This I have not yet proved, but am much inclined to give credit to the assertion.

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Custom not only imposes on us modes of dress, and sometimes of conduct, which our reason does not approve, but prevents us from adopting many a useful practice or improvement. I have read somewhere, of the northern nations, wearing a contrivance of wood, to screen the sight, from the reflection of sunbeams from the snow, which, unobstructed, is injurious to the sight. Custom there, does not forbid them to preserve their eyes; but here, where in the summer months, the sunbeams are reflected from the gravel of the roads, and from the pavement of the streets, in almost an intolerable manner; — where the evil of too much light is evident in every one's face, and every eye is half-closed to exclude it; — where thousands, in their walks of pleasure, would gladly gaze on the distant objects before them — the hills, the villages, and the woods, if the quivering of the sun's rays, and his flood of light would permit them; where thousands (myself amongst them) come home with the anguish and languor of a headach, and with eye-balls parched and painful, from having been forced to meet a light ten times stronger than they could bear; if a person, I say, was to put a crape over his eyes, or any contrivance to remedy the evil, the novelty of his appearance would be a real trouble to him, by subjecting him to the scoffs and insults of fools: and yet the pleasure of walking with ease to one's self, is a thing which no one will contemn, when he consults reason only. The prevalence of too much light is to me a serious evil, and I am convinced is hurtful to the sight. Our mothers tell us not to gaze on the sun, and not to read or work by a bad light, thus warning us that extremes are to be avoided; and our feelings tell us to double our clothes in winter, and to strip in summer; to eat our broth when it is cool enough, and not scald our throats; and many other good things would our feelings tell us, if they were properly attended to.

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What a wide difference may be seen between the manner of bringing up children, as to the chance they have of seeing in their youth, what we call the beauties of Nature. If I had been placed in my infancy in the situation of one of the boys who worked in the same garret with me, — had I possessed the power of writing poetry to please the world, — I must have wanted materials at least, to have written what I have. Poor Jem Bailey, was, with four others, left motherless; his father turned them over to the workhouse, situated somewhere in Southwark. When Jem became old enough, he was sent out as errand-boy, to any one who might want such a boy, for which he got nothing but food. He lived with a Doctor, and carried nostrums from morning till night: his master giving him a livery-coat, to raise his own consequence with those he attended. (This was his best coat when he came as an apprentice to the boot-trade.) Another of his masters kept a fishing-tackle shop, in Crooked-lane, and of course part of his trade was to have maggots or gentles to sell to those, who had patience enough to angle in the New River. To obtain this bait, a quantity of bullocks' lights was exposed to the flies on the leads, of the house; and often have I heard the poor boy express the abhorrence he felt, when called from his dinner to serve a ha'p'orth of gentles, which was done by shaking the lights, and picking up the fruit.

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Lord Kenyon's [5]  integrity, as stated in the accounts of trials in the newspapers, (for I never saw him), gives me the highest idea of the character of a Judge, which I have ever found. His office, arms him with power: but the exertion of power is marked with the peculiarity of the possessor. The determined and pithy reproofs he gives to notorious guilt, are the most shining examples of honesty to be found in the language.

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At the time the Albion Mills were burned, [6]  I never saw the newspapers; and led so recluse a life, that three days elapsed before I heard of it, though I lived in Chiswell-street; a proof that there may be now living in Paris, persons, who saw little or nothing of the great events which have taken place there. Again — when five hundred houses were burning at Ratcliffe, [7]  some years ago, I did not know it till the next night! A man's mind may be travelling half over the globe, and yet know little of what is doing next door.

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'Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
'The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear.' [8] 

The sovereign contempt with which too many of the wealthy, and (I fear also) of the learned, look upon what are termed 'the dregs of the people,' has often raised an equal contempt on my side, for that wealth, which engenders such thoughts of the immense distance, which those 'dregs are from the surface.' The distance is not so great as the vain man flatters himself it is; I have known mechanics, who in general information, and in powers of intellect, have stood decidedly before thousands of their own rank. Is it not decidedly so among gentlemen — one clever fellow to a great many dull ones? I have heard more sense and truth in a tap-room, than I have sometimes heard in better company; and there is nothing more striking to me, (and I have been placed so as to observe it,) than that total ignorance of the manner of living among the poor — that superficial and vague idea of who and what they are — of what they talk, and of what they think! Nothing to me has appeared more strange or more disgusting, than finding amongst those ranks, raised above the mechanic and labourer, such a mean opinion of the poor! Gentlemen, 'tis true, seldom enter alleys, or see the domestic habits of those nests of human wretchedness: and they think, perhaps, that poverty must of necessity be accompanied with ignorance ; but I find that a man who works for his living, and reads whatever he can catch——————! His whole soul is bent to that point; and if nature has given him a talent for observation, no situation can make him contemptible. If a great and noble mind is granted by nature to only one in a thousand — does she order that that one, shall not be born in an alley? That he must be rich, or great? Does nature, when she makes an orator, provide him a seat in the House of Commons? — A poor man with a strong mind will make himself respected in his circle, and make useful remarks on every occurrence. A rich man, with great native powers, will do the same. A poor man, with a moderate understanding, will remain at the bottom of his class. A rich man of inferior powers will do the same, in spite of all that can be done for him.

'Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow.' [9] 

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A short time ago, the publicans' paper, [10]  after stating that the price of corn and flour did not fall in consequence of an abundant harvest, added — 'Let our avaricious tyrants blush! Let them dread the vengeance of parliament! The guardians of the people!' By placing certain words in italics, I suppose it to be wholly ironical; if not, the joke is better still: for what dreadful punishment will a man inflict on himself?

In their paper of to-day they finish a paragraph of the same sort thus:— 'How long these plans of extortion are to continue, Heaven only knows — for to Heaven only can the people look for relief.'

Now by this last sentence, one would think they had found out, that the dealers in corn were not likely to blush, or to tremble; and that many of them were among the guardians of the people.

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This moment heard the heart-cheering, glorious news of peace!

Halt! ye legions, sheath your steel.
Blood grows precious! shed no more —
Cease your toils. [11] 

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Walker's Gazetteer [12]  describes Stone-henge, and says that one of the stones measures, according to Doctor Hales, twenty-five feet long, seven feet broad, three and a half feet thick, and says, that no mechanical power now known, could raise such a weight. Guthrie's Grammar, [13]  describes the Pagoda of Chillambrune, near Porto-Nova, on the Coromandal Coast; its entrance beneath a pyramid a hundred and twenty-two feet high, built with large stones above forty feet long, and more than five feet square.

And of the Pagoda of Seringham, the outer wall of which makes a circumference of four miles; its southern gates are supported by pillars composed of single stones, thirty-three feet long, and nearly five in diameter. This wall encloses six others at equal distances, twenty-five feet high, and four thick!*

*Orme's History of Hindostan vol. i. page 178. [14] 

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Dined lately in company with Mr. Peel [15]  and his brother, who have brought the skeleton of the Mammoth from America: both clever fellows, and masters of their study.

Dimensions of the Skeleton now exhibiting in Pall

Mall, November 25, 1802.

Ft. In.
Height over the shoulders 11   0
Length from the chin to the rump 15   0
Width of the hips and body   5   0
Length of the under jaw   2 10
Weight of the same, 63 1/2lbs.
Width of the head   3   2
Length of the thigh bone   3   7
Ditto of the large bone of the fore leg   2 10
Largest circumference of the same   3 2 1/2
Length of shoulder blade   3   1
Longest rib without cartilage   4   7
Length of the tusks, defences, or horns 10   7
Circumference of one tooth or grinder   1 6 1/2
Weight of the same, 4lb. 10 oz.
The whole weighs about 1000 lbs.

This skeleton was dug up almost entire, but the tusks were rotten, so that artificial tusks (made in imitation of a real one, which now lies in the room in a decayed state), are put to this skeleton; but the use of these tusks appears doubtful; and perhaps were not placed as they are here. His teeth, prove most clearly, that he did not feed on vegetable food, and yet his swallow appears much straitened, for so immense a creature.

This skeleton was found lying at the bottom of a bog, several feet from the surface. Parts of the bones of this kind of animal have been found on the banks of the Ohio, and in various other parts of America, to the number, it is supposed, of fifty; so that the animal, though now an extinct race, has been numerous; and as remains of shell-fish are found with the bones, it is conjectured that an inundation destroyed the race, and left us to wonder at what must have lived, though so much larger than any animal now known to exist — not excepting the elephant. Bones of this creature are found vastly much larger than the skeleton. A thigh bone now lies in the room, some inches longer than those in the skeleton, and a tooth of seven pounds weight is now at Philadelphia.

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Miss Johnson, with whom I dined at the White Hart Inn, Fetter-lane, was personally acquainted with Burns; who, breakfasting with her, drank a large tumbler of beer previous to taking either eatables or tea, saying that he had been up till three in the morning, and had drank too much wine. On Miss J.'s remonstrating with him as to the injury to which he exposed his health, he replied, 'Madam, they would not thank me for my company, if I did not drink with them. I must give them a slice of my constitution.' I wish Burns had given them thinner slices of his constitution, that it might have lasted longer; [16]  I then might possibly have had the pleasure of seeing him. He died but two months after I began composing The Farmer's Boy! though at that time, and long after, his death and history were unknown to me.

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Amongst the glory of England (her unparalleled Charitable Institutions), one more, I think, might be added. A fund to purchase beds for new married couples, under proper regulations, and with the accustomed recommendations as to character, and deserts. This heavy expense (to the poor) is a serious affair, and if not accomplished before the fruits of marriage smile them in the face, it then (when most wanted) becomes more difficult still. I have said of Walter and Jane —

Give love and honest industry their way,
Clear but the sun-rise of life's little day. [17] 

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Lumping of ages together, as is sometimes done in the newspapers, I cannot relish. It means nothing. I remember seeing six or seven men of great age mentioned, with the common observation of their united ages making so many hundred years. Amongst them were John Wesley, Macklin, [18]  and the late Lord Mansfield. [19]  They were all old men: but the wonder was not increased by the adding into one total, the age of many contemporaries, any more than if we were to say— In the parish of Hackney have seven men, whose perpendicular height when placed on each others' heads, amounts to the surprising total of forty-three feet!

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I have seen it regretted, that Dr. Young [20]  burnt his loose papers before his death.

I have seen it regretted, that Dr. Johnson did not burn his loose papers before his death!!!

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At the time of the illuminations for Nelson's victory, [21]  I thought if I had had the means to have sported a transparency, I might have quibbled thus:—

Duncan, Jervis, and Howe, [22] 
What say you all now —
(For by you were our triumphs begun:)
In the midst of alarms.
You fought well with both arms—
But Nelson has beat them with one!

I remember, too, beginning a song on that subject:—

Old Nile lately cried from his seven-mouth'd bed,
'Can such echoes proceed from a cloud?
For ages I've roll'd, and my banks overspread,
But never heard thunder so loud,' &c. [23] 

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The great Oak in Euston Park. — Myself, my wife, and my daughter Hannah, (then nine years and a half old), embraced his rough rind at arms length, touching our fingers; and could thus encompass it all but about half a yard. By observation afterwards, I found the girth of this tree to be fifteen feet, in May, 1801.

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'Children, like tender oziers, take the bow;
And as they first are fashion'd, always grow.'

So says Mr. Gay. [24]  I was fifteen years old, when I first thought the last line untrue. I have more than doubled that age; and I think so still. It will not do for a maxim.

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Joseph Condit, jun. of Bloomfield, New Jersey, has obtained a patent from the United States, securing to him the benefit of a discovery which he has made in manufacturing paper from the shavings of tanned leather, commonly called curriers' shavings.

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One half-acre of land, opposite the Prince of Wales's at Brighton, sold for 3500 guineas. My old shopmate, Charles Jones, states, that between twenty and thirty years ago, the Duke of Athol, speaking on the subject of the land-tax in the House of Peers, offered to sell a thousand acres of land, right and title for ever, for a thousand half-crowns!

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Charles Jones's brother lent a shopmate his great coat, on a particular occasion. On his return home, this shoemaker declared that he never walked the streets so uncomfortably in his life. Wherever he went, the beggars were after him at every corner; and he concluded by protesting that he would not wear a good coat upon any account whatever. He most likely kept his word; for he was a terrible drunkard.

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Could not the great features, of the history of the world, be represented by something like a firework? Suppose a number of fixed lights to represent the rise and fall of empires. Carthage might brighten to its zenith; and then Rome might arise in all its glories, and decline likewise. The Ottoman power, and the caliphs of Arabia; the blazing of the butchers of the East; the Tartar princes, and all the principal transactions recorded in history. If this could be done on a sufficient scale, and the ground-work be a map of the world, and the lights be made governable, as in Walker's orrery [25]  ——But this is dreaming! — dreaming!

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It is very natural that the working poor should, in their endeavour to finish their work, and to add a few shillings to their day's or week's reckoning, sometimes transgress against the time allowed by masters for the taking in, and paying for their work; and it is just as natural for them, when reproved, to attempt some excuse. Mr. Chamberlain, who employed many hands (my brother and self amongst them), used to have an answer ready for one common excuse. — The journeymen or their wives would plead that 'they had made all possible haste to shop.' 'That's saying nothing,' says Chamberlain; 'you should have set out sooner.'

This answer might be applied in several other cases with equal justice:—

To the worldling, who has lately become such, and who grumbles that he has saved no more;

To the sailor, who loiters away a fair wind, and loses his market;

And, perhaps, to the man who marries at forty, and gets a young family — 'You should have set out sooner.'

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Dr. Walker, [26]  who is just returned from Egypt, where he spread the vaccine inoculation in the army and navy, relates the following anecdote of the author of 'The Rights of Man,' which Paine himself had given in a company at Paris, where Dr. Walker was present. When a boy, he (Paine) went, in company with his sister — I think it was — to Fakenham wood, in search of nuts; and being by themselves, they wandered out of their knowledge, and knew not the way out again. In this dilemma, Tom, proposed that his sister should stand at a certain spot, while he went a short distance to climb some tree, to see his way out of the wood. He climbed the tree, and missing his hold, fell to the ground, and remembers reviving at the foot of the tree, and finding his sister supporting him. He was bruised, but with whole bones. They were belated and frightened; and both agreed to keep it a secret from their father: and Tom, knowing that his father made a practice of taking pills, thought that pills might do him good too. He took them accordingly, and luckily without producing any bad effect. He got well, and all was secret.

In relating this story of Tom Paine, Dr. W. remarked, that there are many thousands who will probably exclaim, 'What a pity that he had not broke his neck!' But, on the other hand, continued he, when I heard him relate it at Paris, one exclaimed, 'The guardian angel of liberty was near thee, Thomas.' Dr. W. is a warm republican. I think him an intelligent, a good, and an honest man.

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Memorandum of Folly. — My good old aunt Austin had many sickly children; burying nine under three years old. With one of them, which was very ailing and fretful, a superstitious cure was attempted. I remember an old woman (Mrs. Osborne, of Honington) being employed to 'cut the child for the spleen.' The child's ear was cut so as to bleed, and the blood applied on the temples in the form of a cross, and, I believe, with something repeated by way of charm; for she had charms for the ague, &c. — The child died.

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Remember having my fancy set to work by a strange and ridiculous song, about a child going to school and meeting the devil, and having a long conversation with him, and showing him a great deal of wit and repartee:—

'What have you in your basket?'
Says the false, false knight.
'Bread and butter for my dinner,'
Says the pretty little baby;
And still by the bush she stood.

'Whose sheep are those in the pasture?'
Says the false black knight.
'Some of them are my father's,'
Says the pretty little baby;
And still by the bush she stood.

'Which of them are your father's?'
Says the false, false knight.
'All those that have tails behind'
Says the pretty little baby;
And still by the bush she stood.

'Whose stacks of corn are those?'
Says the coal-black knight.
'My father's,' &c.

'I wish they were all on fire,'
Says the false, false knight.
'And you all in the middle on 't'
Says the pretty little baby, &c. [27] 

Thus it proceeds for about twenty verses, and I doubt I forget the best of it — what would more certainly have determined its origin, whether from monks or old women, or from some village bard, when the hero of the ballad, the coal-black knight, was in high repute. If this is an ancient ballad, and of no uncommon sort, in English villages, how does it happen that ancient Scotch ballads possess so many beauties? Or are they only sifted from heaps of rubbish like the above? If so, perhaps a collection of English might be formed by the same means. This ditty, sung to the thrum of the spinning-wheel, had its attractions; and this girl (now named Thompson), and one of the Whiteheads — I think, Sarah — when a girl, were the only persons who ever sung the ballad to my fancy.

Another song, which my brother Isaac knew when a boy, begins —

'There was an old ewe, who had but one horn,
Chronomo no no none;

—— could never keep her out of the corn.
Turn round the wheel, my Bunny.

The butcher came in, with his sharp knife,
Chronomo, &c.
And scared the old ewe almost out of her life.
Turn, &c.

She ground her teeth, and she mumbled her pegs,
Chronomo, &c.
And she ran at the butcher, and broke both his legs.
Turn, &c.' [28] 

This is evidently a spinning-wheel song; but perhaps of later date than the former.

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The last Sunday in March breakfasted with Mr. Rogers; visited Mr. Stothard; and having to see the Duke of Grafton at five, spent the intermediate hours in Kensington-gardens: and recollecting that a razor was to pass my chin before I went there, I sought, and found a little shop in Kensington. The barber was gone half a mile from home, to shave a gentleman. He presently came in, and throwing of his hat and wig, gave vent to his perspiration and his anger both together. The person was gone out when he got there, and he had his walk for nothing! — How abominably these things plague a poor man, and disconcert his week's work; and he has no remedy — no action for damages ! — The bald-pated, angry old man began his operations upon me; and I was not quite free from apprehensions on account of his perturbation and appearance — but trust not appearances! When he had nearly finished, he ordered his girl to wet the corner of a cloth — I wondered what he wanted with it. It was instantly applied to my face ; and though this was the first time I had had my face washed by a barber, it appeared to be his custom. These scenes remind me of 'Roderick' and his friend 'Strap.' [29]  Smollett would have made something out of it. Observed, while refreshing myself at Kensington, a tradesman's board, inscribed

NEVERS,

Corn Dealer; Malt, Hops, &c; Coals,

wholesale and retail;

Charcoal, Cheesemongery, &c.

The proximity of charcoal and cheesemongery, looks rather whimsical.

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In our trade, when any one reads the newspapers or a book, by the neighbourly custom of sitting all in one room, and by that great privilege, of its not hindering the progress of our work, we have nothing to do, but to discuss the subject. Commumty, is perhaps the point, to which those who say that 'shoemakers are politicians,' might trace the solution of their wonder. But even a newspaper is not all politics. No one can read the daily prints without either learning, or feeling, his want of geographical knowledge. This must lead him to maps; and maps to reflection: and this reflection, unless it can be proved that it leads him to discontent, is praiseworthy, and full of pleasure to himself.

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The highest ground in London is about Newgate-street. A stone, with an old inscription, is fixed on the wall of a baker's house, in a passage leading into Paternoster-row. [30]  I was lately led, from a kind of inadvertent curiosity, to look up to see who had the honour of living on the highest ground, and found the name James Bloomfield — Wonder, if from my country?

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The brig Deane, Captain W. D. which arrived at Liverpool on Thursday, from Kentucky, with a cargo of cotton, was built on the Allegany river, in Pennsylvania, and came down the river Ohio into the Mississippi, having passed the great falls of the Ohio, and sailed a distance of nearly three thousand miles within the land. She is the first vessel, which ever came to Europe, from the western waters of the United States.— British Press, July 12, 1803. [31] 

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August 4, 1804. — State of the Nation (prophetical). — We shall have one out of three; namely, either

A sudden peace;

A powerful continental diversion*; or,

A tremendous attack, and war on our own shores.

* A powerful continental diversion took place a year after writing the above: but Napoleon has now, at the battle of Austerlitz, compelled them to be quiet, and will return upon us again. I write this upon New Year's Day, 1806.

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The senseless scurrility, of the public papers, is a disgrace to the country, and to every thing like what I understand by the liberty of the press.

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Mackintosh on the Revolution of France, p. 23. [32]  — 'The deficit, or inferiority of the revenue to the expenditure, at length arose to the enormous sum of 115 millions of livres, or about 4,750,000l. annually.'

Introduction, page 18. — 'The Revolution, whether it be beneficial or injurious, was produced only by general causes, where the conspicuous individual produced little real effect.'

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March, 1810. — Mr. Arnold, painter, of Buckingham-place, near Fitzroy-square, has an extract from the parish register of Bowes, or Brows, in Yorkshire, which records the burial of Robert Rightson and Mary Railton. The former died in a fever; the latter almost instantly, on hearing the bell toll for her lover. To this we owe the beautiful ballad of 'Edwin and Emma,' [33]  as appears likewise from the first edition of the ballad now in his hands.

REFLECTIONS.

I almost repine that I know nothing of astronomy. Mr. Lofft often mentions to me things relating thereto, in his letters; I wish I could understand him — 'Past one o'clock: a cloudy morning!' Thus comes in the 15th of March, 1801. That poor man, perhaps, has but eighteen-pence a night for being in the cold — to bed! to bed!

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When I think on Egyptian architecture, it seems an oak in a forest of shrubs. Time sweeps away the habitations of men — the under-works of art — as man sweeps away the underwood of a forest: but the pyramid and the oak remain. If London should sink into oblivion, or at least dwindle into a village, what will be the most imperishable thing in the ruin? The foundations of the bridges would stand a good tug against the assaults of time, and the proud cathedral would hold its elevated ruins full of owls and ivy; still to be wondered at, when the dwellings should be no more. The greatest undertakings that I know of, now going on, are the Wet Docks at the Isle of Dogs. [34]  Thirty acres of land sunk to so great a depth seems a huge attempt; but it is only digging a hole after all! If it could be possible for London to become a Babylon, the chafings and surgings of old Father Thames — for HE would not stop –– would leave no traces of labour or art in the docks; nature would soon blot out the boast of a nation, and the strong arm of the invariable tide . . . . But I was going to say, that I could almost wish for some edifice, in or near the capital, that should perpetuate the site of the city. And yet if the walls of Babylon were indeed as substantial as they are said to have been, where are they gone?

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When London-people walk out of town, like bees from a hive (only seldom on so good an errand), how entirely unacquainted they appear to be, with the warning which the rising clouds give of the approach of a shower. It looks strange, if not laughable, to see a number of well-dressed people, sauntering with the utmost composure from their homes, full in the face of a black and threatening cloud, which in ten minutes is to involve them in trouble and vexation. But though the countryman keeps his eyes on the heavens, and preserves a dry coat, he could not turn a corner, or escape a hackney coach, with the dexterity of a Londoner. Every one to his trade!

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A brother-tradesman in the City-road has inscribed over his stall,

'MASON,

Shoemaker and Repairer in general.'

Well done, shopmate! 'Shoes neatly mended,' the common sign for a cobbler, you, no doubt, objected to: but you are a cobbler at last, and why should you be ashamed of it?

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I think that ambition, courage, and sensibility may 'run in the blood,' as we term it. Should any one of these qualities, or any conspicuous vice or virtue, actually belong to a family, which happens to govern a nation, such inherent quality ought to be expected in any of its branches; even if the party is not known to be of the family, or is in disguise, as is frequently represented in novels and plays. But that a hidden something, an innate nobility, a royalty by nature, should be looked for in every great personage, or person raised accidentally to power, is nonsense in itself, and it is almost criminal to propagate it as a doctrine. Mr. Home has made Norval a true Douglas, [35]  possessing his forefathers' courage; but I have read several things, which I could not now name, which, in this unnatural distortion of character, were shamefully disgusting. Perhaps this is only saying that they were not written by such men as Home, who knows what belongs to character and what to accident.

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Could not I, as a shoemaker, gather all possible accounts relating to those who have figured in the world from our trade? Was not Secretary Craggs [36]  a chip of leather? Suppose I verify the old story of Crispin? I wonder nobody has yet ridiculed me and my garret poetry: perhaps a

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Teams may start "legally tampering" with players scheduled to become free agents later today and start officially signing free agents on Wednesday, March 13.  I have noticed that many fans are worried that GM Gutekunst might reach for a player and stick the Packers with a contract that harms the team for years.

No more contracts like Nick Perry's is easy to say but harder to execute.  When the target is a very good to an elite player, the potential for a cap-killing contract increases.  Yet, many fans want and expect the Packers to spend in free agency. 

The obvious way to avoid the albatross is to sign good players who do not get injured and play at least as well as expected over the course of the entire contract.  Well, duh.

Another way is to sign only mid-level free agents because they generally do not get big chunks of guaranteed money.  Even if the Packers gave them guaranteed money, the amount usually is not so large that it cannot be handled easily.  Tramon Williams is not difficult to release simply because his $1.625 million dead money is not that large in relation to the cap limit. 

There are other ways, though.  One way is to abandon the current model of structuring contracts.  The-only-guaranteed-money-is-the-signing-bonus model has to go. 

Player SB %   Player SB % FG% Player SB % FG %
Rodgers 37.87   Fuller 32.14 GB Cousins 100 100
Graham 36.66   Goldman 26.19 26.19 Kendricks 21.00 23.28
Bakh 33.33   Mack 24.11 42.55 Hunter 20.83 23.47
Williams 32.50   Burton 21.87 56.25 Diggs 20.83 23.47
Linsley 31.37   Trevathan 26.86 48.21 Smith 19.51 29.81
Perry 31.09   Hicks 15.62 45.83 Reiff 18.72 44.77
Adams 31.03   Gabriel 15.38 53.85 Rudolph 17.81 34.63
Taylor 30.30   Robinson 14.29 42.86 Rhodes 17.12 28.56
Daniels 29.26   Leno 12.16 37.02 Joseph 12.00 22.30
Bulaga 23.70   Amukama 11.11 66.67 Griffen 03.45 32.41

This is stark.  SB % denotes the percentage of the total value of the contract due to a signing bonus.  The second column for each team denotes fully guaranteed amounts including the signing bonus.  Only Rodgers actually has guaranteed money that is not due to a signing bonus for the Packers.  Green Bay's signing bonus percentages are astronomical.  Signing bonuses build in dead money in the later years of a contract.  They reduce flexibility to release an underperforming player.  Does this sound familiar?

It is true that the Chicago players have low signing bonus percentages but they still have very healthy percentages that are fully guaranteed.  One should realize that a lot of the fully guaranteed money is first-year base salaries and roster bonuses.  In other words, a lot of the guaranteed part of the player's money drops off the contract after the first, or usually at worst, the second year of the contract, leaving just the small signing bonus as something that potentially could cause dead money hits. 

Minnesota's signing bonus and fully guaranteed amounts are quite low.  Looking at their numbers, the players have a lot of payments that are called "virtually" or "essentially" guaranteed.  That is better for the team than fully guaranteed, of course.  I did not always agree with the assessment that money is virtually guaranteed, and some players had money guaranteed for injury, and one for skill and cap but not injury.  Those were too hard to categorize.

Using the signing bonus as the sole source of guaranteed money results in the team front-loading the cash and back-loading the cap hit.    

Another way to avoid the albatross is to stop playing games with the first-year cap hit.  Let's look at some of the Packers' recent contract extensions and free agent signings.

Name % AAV

1st yr.

  Name % AAV 1st yr. 
Nelson 47.12 9.76 4.6   D Bakh* 78.08 12.00 9.37
Bennett 47.86 7.00 3.35   Daniels* 95.61 10.25 9.8
Perry 50.17 11.8 5.92   Williams 72.50 5.00 3.625
Bulaga 52.86 6.75 3.57   Taylor 76.25 5.50 4.19
Cobb 53.50 10.0 5.35   Linsley* 80.59 8.50 6.85
Graham 56.67 10.0 5.67   Adams* 97.24 14.5 14.1
Matthews* 57.46 11.66 6.70   Crosby 59.63 4.02 2.40

* Denotes an extension.  I have generally taken the prorated signing bonus on extensions and added that to the first year cap hit number for new money.  For example, Adams got his $18 million in December of 2017.  The prorated $3.6M was added to his 2017 cap number even though he was in concussion protocol and would not play again that season.  Due to roll over, putting the $3.6M in 2017 merely reduced our cap space in 2018.  I added the $3.6 million to the $10.537 million cap number listed for 2018 to reach 14.1 million for his first-year cap number.  

What I see from the table is that the players with at least 70% of AAV for a first-year cap hit tend to have outs after one or two years.  Linsley's cap savings exceeds his dead money charge after playing one year.  Daniels and Crosby did, and Adams and Taylor will have cap savings that exceed their dead money hits after playing 2 seasons.  Daniels had $3 million in cap savings after the first year of his contract.  Tramon Williams' cap savings to dead money is almost 3 to 1 after playing for just one year.  Bakhtiari's cap savings will exceed his dead money charge after playing for 2 years of the 4-year extension.  Aaron  Rodgers is the exception due to the sheer size of his contract.

Not so for the players on the left.  Perry has to play three full seasons until his cap savings ($6.9M) approaches his dead money (still $7.4M).  The same was true for Bulaga though his dead money was manageable due to his small signing bonus.  Bennett and Graham were both on three-year deals and would have had some cap savings but not a 1:1 ratio to the dead money charge after playing for one year.  Playing games with the first year cap hit leads to trouble if the player does not perform.  Stop doing that.

What to Look for in any Free Agent Contracts:

The number rule is to sign good players.  The next most important thing is to keep the signing bonus down.  20 percent of the total value of the contract is good.  25 percent is okay.  The Packers should use a roster bonus in the first and second years of the contract and guarantee all of the first-year base salaries more often.  If necessary, guarantee some or all of the second year's base salary or roster bonus.  Players and their agents like large signing bonuses because they get their cash immediately and because it means there is significant dead money in the later years of the contract: that helps protect the players base salary in years three, four, and five.

All of the first year cap numbers should be at least 60 percent and preferably 70 percent of the AAV of the contract.  If the player is older or has an injury history, 75% to 80% is better.

If the player is young, has little or no injury history, and it is a four or five-year contract, a 60 percent first-year cap hit is acceptable, especially if the player is reasonably proven rather than a one-year wonder.  Just realize that at 60 percent, the Packers are probably stuck with this player for two years and probably three years if it is a four-year contract.

If the contract is for three years, the first-year cap number should be 80 percent or more.  Having cap hits that are 80%, 100% and 120% of the AAV makes for good outs after the free agent plays for a year and almost certainly after two years.

Calculate the one, two, and three-year outs for the player.  Graham has a one year out of $13 million with $7.33 million dead; a two year out at $22 million with $3.66 million dead.  I like to calculate the cap savings to dead money ratio.  When does it reach 1:1 or better yet, 2:1 or more.

Instead of recommending particular players, I think the Packers should identify several players they think will play well at multiple positions, such as free safety, outside linebacker, defensive end, wide receiver, right guard and right tackle.  Using that list, sign the players who will accept a reasonable signing bonus and overall contract structure.

 
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Last week, I wrote about Elizabeth Warren's big plan to break up big tech and why I thought her plan (a) would not work and (b) was based on a fairly shocking number of factual errors. Not everyone agreed (indeed, many people have disagreed). Many of those who disagreed, though, seemed to only do so because they hate the big internet companies, and thus they seemed happy about any attack on them, no matter how pointless. Others attacked me personally, insisting that my detailed explanation of why I found Warren's plan laughably naive was really just because I "love big tech." Finally, some demanded to know what my plan would be. And while I think it's somewhat silly to imply that you cannot critique a bad plan if you can't come up with another plan (sometimes, doing nothing is the best plan), I've been meaning to write some more about this anyway, and here's a good opportunity.

Contrary to the strawman beliefs some insist I have, I am quite worried about the market power of many large companies these days, and how that might be stifling competition. As I've argued for over twenty years on this site, the single biggest driver of innovation is competition. And I want to see more competition to get more innovation. My issue is that doing so through regulatory means is fraught with significant risks -- ones that could very much do the opposite. Highly regulated industries are not known for being competitive and innovative for the most part. They tend to enable only big entities -- who can deal with the regulations -- to exist and crowd out startups. On top of that, thanks to regulatory capture and the crony nature of our political system these days, you also end up with just a few big companies who now focus on what we've referred to in the past as political innovation rather than technological or entrepreneurial innovation. It's a recipe for stagnation, not innovation and competition.

My second big concern with the plans people have been floating is that they ignore the reality of why some of the tech companies have gotten so big and so successful. For the most part, they're in highly networked industries, where it's not just "winner takes all" but in many ways size and dominance of the network is fundamental to their operation. Network effects can lead to dominant positions, for the fairly obvious reason that the bigger they are, the better they are for everyone involved. For all of Warren's talk of breaking up companies, note that she was only talking about chipping off a few of their peripheral acquisitions: not taking an axe to their core business.

And that's because she recognizes that as much as people scream to "break up big tech," there's no reasonable way to do that without making the overall offerings a lot less useful for the public. How do you break up Facebook's social network? Do you say half the world can't use it and have to use the BookFace spinoff instead? You could, of course, cleave off Instagram and Whatsapp, but that doesn't really change Facebook's overall global dominance. The reason Facebook is so powerful is that it connects the entire globe. There is no place to make a reasonable cut to split that up. Google is powerful because of its search engine. How do you break that up? Do you say for searches on topic X you use Google, but for searches on topic Y you have to use Elgoog? You could cut off Doubleclick from Google, but then you still have a massive search engine and a massive internet ads company. And while I guess you could cut off Amazon's web services piece from it store, that doesn't change the main "competition" complaint most people have about Amazon, which is the size of its footprint in e-commerce. But again, it got there not through predatory practices, but because it's so convenient and easy for most people that they actually get tremendous benefit from it.

But, that presents a dilemma. And while lots of people seem to think there are easy answers to this (just like they think there are easy answers to "content moderation") there are not. This is a really complex issue, and like nearly all super complex issues, the easy solutions tend to look appealing, while actually making everything a hell of a lot worse.

So I will make a suggestion for how I'd like to "break up" big tech, while admitting that since this is a complex topic with no easy answer, I could be wrong. But so could everyone else. And I've been digging through the details on this stuff for many years now, and I do think my plan makes the most sense. Later this year, I have a big academic paper on this topic coming out with a lot more details, so in the meantime expect a bunch more posts on this topic leading up to that.

The idea goes back to one I raised back in 2015 in the context of content moderation: that we need to move to a world of protocols, not platforms. This is the world of the earlier internet, dominated by open protocols with a variety of competitive apps built on top. Instead of Twitter, there was IRC. Instead of Reddit, there was Usenet. And you had a choice of clients and servers and could move around if you didn't like the policies of one or the other.

In the world of protocols, you still get the global connectivity benefit, but without the lockdown control and silos (and, potentially, the questionable privacy practices). In a world of protocols, there may be a global network, but you get competition at every other level. You can have competitive servers, competitive apps and user interfaces, competitive filters, competitive business models, and competitive forms of data management. If you don't like how one app provider handles privacy, you move to another -- but because you're using the same protocol, you don't lose everything you're doing with it, you're just entering through a new door that you like better. If you don't like the way one provider handles content moderation, you change it or move to another.

And, yes, I noted competition at the business model level as well -- because that's important. We could see lots of interesting attempts at creating different services with different business models that go beyond the limited options (pay with your data, freemium, advertising, etc.) today. One option might be in the form of cryptocurrency or token tied to the protocol. While I can already hear half of you rolling your eyes, this is a model that is at least worth exploring. A cryptocurreny or token tied to a protocol takes away much of the incentive for the really terrible business models everyone complains about. You don't need to spy on everyone if just getting more usage in general increases the value of the currency. And encouraging business models that don't require collecting data on everyone is something we should celebrate, not mock. But, cryptocurrency isn't the only such solution either. I've been playing around with a few attempts at new protocol-based systems these days that purposely eschew the cryptocurrency/token model, and are exploring other models instead. The point is that there are other ways of making this work, and more options is better.

However, if we were in a world where the major services and functions we used online were protocols instead of platforms, it would move the power and control out to the ends of the network, rather than centralizing it on the servers of a few giant companies. We'd still get the benefits of the network effects of the systems, but without the centralized control. We'd still be able to get innovation at various levels, but without relying on a single entity to determine what's best. We'd still get the convenience of powerful services, but without the opaque decision making of a single entity. It's an approach that could actually work.

That still leaves the question of how do we get there from here. And there are a lot of challenges in that. But I don't think declaring large platforms as "platform utilities" gets us any closer to that vision -- and if anything seems to drive us away from it. I'll be writing some more posts on how we get towards a world of protocols instead of platforms, and the many hurdles in the way, in the coming weeks and months. However, there are two key approaches to making it happen: either bottom up or top down. And both could work -- but both could be difficult.

The bottom up approach is people designing new protocols from scratch and building a new userbase. That presents a huge number of challenges in terms of building up the userbase, but it's not impossible. New startups pop on the scene all the time, and some of them even succeed. And I already know of at least 6 or 7 attempts at building these kinds of protocols from scratch. And while they're all fairly small, some are building up at least some traction and are interesting to follow and experiment with. The benefit to this approach is you have no legacy to deal with, making things easier to design and the entire setup more nimble. The cons, obviously, are the lack of a userbase and the basic "empty room" problem: how do you get someone to use a social application when there's nothing to do there and no one to connect with?

The "top down" approach would be to convince an existing internet giant to move towards such a world. It's unlikely that any company today would agree to flip the switch entirely and open up their platform into an open protocol. But I would argue that it's not as far out and unrealistic an idea as many assume. In the last six months, I've had in-depth conversations with four large internet companies about this approach, and they were surprisingly more open to at least considering what it would mean than I initially expected. And while I may go into more detail in later posts, I'll give three quick reasons why the big tech firms may actually decide it makes sense to give up their silos in the long run:

  1. It gets them away from proposals like Warren's to "break up" their business, which they know would create a giant mess. By opening up their core code for anyone to use and pushing the power out to the ends of the network, the companies are effectively "breaking themselves up.
  2. It takes them off the hook for all of the platform liability that is getting dumped on them these days. There are all sorts of competing and impossible demands on these platforms concerning how they moderate content, with tons of people being upset no matter what decision is made, and various people and (especially) politicians now looking to dump massive liability on the platforms themselves. If they turn their system into a protocol, they actually get rid of much of that headache. There will still be questions about content moderation, but it becomes a very different problem -- one to where there can be many different approaches, with competition at the filter level. We didn't used to blame email providers for spam, but thanks to the open protocols of email, it allowed all sorts of innovative spam filtering services to spring up. Given how much of a headache content moderation and platform liability has become of late -- and the fact it's likely to become an even bigger headache over time -- at some point, companies are going to realize an open protocols approach is a solution to that problem.
  3. The possibility of new business models. This is important. Lots of people insist that no giant platform would willingly give up so much control, because it's entirely antithetical to business models built off of collecting all the data. And that's true. But, that's why I'm eager to see how new business models shake out in this space, because it might lessen the "we collect all your data" business model reliance and open up new opportunities that could even be more lucrative (especially if they create opportunities where people start abandoning services that don't respect their privacy).
There still are plenty of reasons why the big platforms are unlikely to do this in the near future (and I'm pretty sure a clueless Wall St. would punish any company that tried), but as various trends continue to move along, it may become more and more appealing.

Notice that all of that could very well happen without a massive policy intervention from the government. However, there are certainly policy ideas that could help move this along a lot faster. Of course, moving these policy proposals forward would require a more detailed understanding of how technology and technology innovation really works, because the key isn't enforcing breakups or trying to codify "fairness" guidelines with new rules -- it's taking away some of the existing legal and regulatory tools that make it easy and appealing to build vertically-integrated walled gardens, which aren't always obvious to people who aren't immersed in the tech policy space since they are presented as having other purposes:

  1. Get rid of most patents (if we're talking real antitrust, we'd start by getting rid of these government-granted monopolies). Perhaps you could start with "software" ones, though defining what is a "software" patent is hard enough. Patents hinder competition and would create huge problematic thickets in a world of protocols where we want widespread competition at every other level. Without patent thickets and patent trolls, we'd see a lot more competition, especially in taking different approaches to providing interfaces and filters for the same kinds of content.
  2. Dump the ridiculous CAFC ruling on API copyrights and make it clear that there is not copyright on interfaces, meaning that you could actually have much more interoperability and people building new systems to connect to third party products.
  3. Get rid of Section 1201 of the DMCA and its anti-circumvention rules. Again, this blocks competition and interoperability. Indeed, Section 1201 is a huge barrier to this kind of future, in that it would allow companies to effectively block out competitive third party services through "technological protection measures." Without 1201, it would make it much easier for almost anyone to create a new competitive interface for an existing protocol-based service.
  4. Make sure that full encryption is supported as a fundamental right of end users. This becomes important, as a protocol-based system should also lead to a booming new market for databanks that will store your encrypted data, giving you total control over it and who it is shared with (and for what purposes). But if there are mandated backdoors or some other crap, you completely destroy such a market. Encryption makes this possible.
  5. Get the SEC to stop thinking of cryptocurrency as just a financial tool and to recognize it's something entirely different. Sure, you need them to deal with the out-and-out scams, but as it stands right now, the SEC is talking about crazy ideas like how any crypto system should need to go through "clinical trials" like drugs. Ideas like that would simply snuff out any possibility of the above ever happening. People don't realize how much of this future may be held back by a myopic SEC who is viewing all of this through a single lens.
There's more, but those steps would open up a lot of opportunity for a protocols-based system to take hold. And when it really happens, no one's going to worry about "breaking up" big tech anymore, because it won't even be necessary.



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According to our guide book when you arrive in Coober Pedy “you might think you’ve arrived in a post-apocalyptic shithole.” A little harsh perhaps but there is no doubt it is a unique setting packed full of interesting people with only one thing on their mind: Opal.||

With 80% of its residents living in underground dugout homes to escape the heat, and mining equipment littering its dusty streets, Coober Pedy certainly felt a little surreal. Opal fever has seen fortune seekers come from 44 different countries for the past 100 years so it actually feels quite cosmopolitan.

It all started in 1915 when 14 year old Willie Hutchison disobeyed the strict orders of his father, James Hutchison, the leader of a gold prospecting expedition. The party had run out of water amidst the worst draught South Australia had ever experienced. While the adults went in search of a water source, young Willie had been left in charge of tending the campfire. His father quickly forgave him his disobedience when, on his return, Willie had found not only a bag full of loose opals, but also a water hole in the vicinity.

Thanks to Willie, miners have been flooding to Coober Pedy ever since, staking their claims, digging and blasting shafts in the sandstone hoping to uncover their fortune. So how much does the average miner make? A local summed it up nicely:

“Well, take my mate, he found $50,000 worth of opal in a single day. The next 2 years he spent his days toiling away underground for the total sum of $100.”

Coober Pedy   Tunneling machine

As the town is located in an unforgiving environment, much effort is required to provide power and water for its inhabitant as well as for visiting tourists. The town water comes from an artesian bore and has to be desalinated and filtered to make it drinkable. A diesel generator provides power for the town, making electricity quite expensive.

There is plenty to explore and we really enjoyed the Old Timers mine, a mine that was rediscovered when a dugout home was being built. It was subsequently turned into a tourist attraction and during the process they found over $100,000 worth of opal that the original miners had missed by just a few feet.

Space ship   TVs

The town is littered with unusual artefacts, walking around your never really know what you might stumble across, hopefully not a shaft! Outside a hotel we came across a spaceship that seemed to have crashlanded just meters from the entrance. It turned out to be an old movie prop from the film Pitch Black. At the entrance of a mine we found old TV sets carefully placed as if they were regularly used.

During the three days we spent in Coober Pedy it did not stop raining, converting the usually sunparched and dusty streets into a muddy sludge.

No explosives in theatre   Miners car

Leaving Coober Pedy was a little daunting as we had the longest stretch of “nothingness” on our entire trip to cover: 260km without a single human dwelling. Luckily we had found out from fellow campers that there were two water tanks on this stretch, reducing our need to carry large amounts of water.

Trees do not grow naturally in the Coober Pedy area, and the landscape was quite devoid of features. When looking closely however, we still found stunning wild flowers covering the land, grateful for the recent rains.

Pretty flower   Sturt Desert Pea

We were now cyling trough the Woomera Military Exclusion Zone, which meant no deviating off the road was allowed. With the prohibited area being nearly the size of England, it took us several days to cross it.

Arriving at the first water tank one of our worst fears came true; it was empty. Luckily there was a small tank for hand washing near the toilets so over the course of half an hour we managed to drain out just enough to get by. The water tanks in South Australia are fed by rainwater running off the roofs of picnic areas, making the water supply less reliable and more likely to be contaminated than the tanks in the Northern Territory. As a result we have started filtering our water again.

On our second night out of Coober Pedy, as we wheeled the bikes into the bush for another wild camp we realised we had just walked through a field of thorns. On closer inspection we discovered dozens of spiky thorns embedded into our tyres. We spent over an hour taking the little pricks out of our tyres and much of the next morning carrying our kit to the road and doing further checks.

Thorns in tyres   A naughty thorn

The continuous effort of cycling into the wind was taking its toll, and Guy suffered from bad knee pain, reducing his speed to a crawl. We barely managed 70km a day now as we were cycling so slowly, and even painkillers did not relieve his discomfort.

At camp, we had seen some emu footprints. We hadn’t seen any wild emus yet and were just contemplating the fact that emus were extremely shy animals when we spotted a group of three adults with about a dozen baby emus in a field near Glendambo, the first roadhouse after Coober Pedy. The emu is the second-largest bird in the world after the ostrich, and over the coming days we saw quite a few of them. Despite their size, they usually took flight as soon as they spotted us. 

Emu footprints   Emu

After three days of pure outback, we felt like we had arrived back in civilisation when we pulled into Glendambo roadhouse. It was quite exciting to see a human dwelling again, even though it was just a humble fuel station and motel.

When we left Glendambo in the morning, we could see a road train in our rear view mirrors. Oddly, it was flashing its lights and pulling over just behind us. We soon realised it was our buddy, Craig. We had met him a week earlier at a roadhouse. He was interested to know more about our ride and perhaps check on our mental health. We refused to accept his offer of donating his lunch to us (yum, lasagne!) but accepted some spring water which was a step up from our salty bore water.

Guy’s knee pain was no better and we were pretty relieved when we finally reached Lake Hart right on sunset. This is usually a dried out salt lake, but thanks to the recent rains it had water in it and was amazingly beautiful.

Guy with Craig   Camping at Lake Hart

The following morning we passed one of the biggest salt lakes in the state often used by speed enthusiasts intent on breaking their necks and/or land speed records. Much of central Australia used to be covered by a vast inland sea, which is much easier to imagine once you have seen these huge salt lakes.

Salt lake

Five days after leaving Coober Pedy, we arrived in the settlement of Woomera. This village had been established in 1947 to support the Woomera Rocket Range. After WW2, the British had been looking for a place to test new weapons, rockets and missiles. The Woomera region had been chosen and was used for decades by British, Australian and American forces to experiment with top secret military equipment. The visitors center has a great exhibit detailing the role of Woomera´s past and present but it was disappointing that there was no mention of the devastating nuclear tests that occured in the late 1950´s, contaminating the local aboriginal communities and inflicting great suffering on the servicemen working in the area completly unprotected.

The village of Woomera itself had been off-limits to the public until 1982. It is still used by the military and is an oddly artificial place with a campsite, a supermarket and a couple of museums. We took a day off here to let Guy’s knee recover.

Rocket park at Woomera   Rocket

The road south of Woomera was very busy with lots of road trains and school holiday traffic. The amount of roadkill on this stretch was the worst we have ever encountered: every hundred metres or so the stench of a dead kangaroo or a rotting cow filled the air and this made us think (rather morbidly) about our road kill list to date. We thought we might share it with you. Over the last 14 months we have seen dead horses, pigs, cows, camels, kangaroos, wallabies, snakes, sheep, foxes, mice, dingoes, dogs, frogs, cats, monitor lizards, hedge hogs, echidna and a dozen or so varieties of birds. Sometimes cycling is not for the faint-hearted!

On a more positive note, we were enjoying a lovely tailwind and beautiful sunshine and found another great camp spot on our last night in the Outback. There is something about camping out here that makes you feel really connected with nature. Sitting around a cosy fire under a million stars was a natural part of our ancestor’s life but is such a rare experience nowadays.

Port Augusta

Finally after 3,600km of riding we arrived at the sea (the top of the Spencer Gulf), officially marking the end of our time in the Outback. In only one week’s time we would be in Adelaide, staying with our friends Paul and Jenny, and boy were we looking forward to some creature comforts.


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‘They gave us the gift of life’
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KAIDENCE STEPHENSON Kaidence in the hospital during  her second transplant surgery last fall.    Courtesy photos
KAIDENCE STEPHENSON Kaidence in the hospital during her second transplant surgery last fall. Courtesy photos
BY JENNIFFER WARDELL
Clipper Staff Writer
BOUNTIFUL — It’s taken the strength of three hearts to keep the light shining in six-year-old Kaidence Stephenson’s eyes. 
The little girl, who loves dance and her three brothers, had her first heart transplant when she was just 10 months old. Her second came late last year, after a sudden bout of coronary heart disease attacked the first heart she had been given. 
These days, Kaidence is looking forward to the upcoming summer season. Her mother Shauntelle is grateful for the gifts of two loving families whose children are no longer around to experience the same thing. 
“It’s a very bittersweet thing,” said Shauntelle. “Kaidence is doing all the things a little girl should be doing, and we’re overwhelmed with the opportunity the donor families gave us. At the same time, we’ve gotten to know Kaidence’s first donor family and the sweet little boy who will never have those same opportunities.”
Kaidence’s own heart first failed her when she was only a few months old, and she was put on life support after becoming dangerously ill during a family vacation. She made the news later that year when she became the youngest patient in Utah (at the time) to be implanted with a Ventricular Assist Device, a heart pump that improves blood flow. The VAD kept her alive for 47 days, until she could be implanted with a new heart. 
Shauntelle and her family remain in contact with the family of the little boy whose heart saved Kaidence’s life. The Stephensons have pictures of him, and Shauntelle thinks of him often. 
“There’s such a personal side to it,” she said. “I think the relationship has been healing for both them and us.”
Kaidence thrived on the new heart, growing up healthy and strong. Shauntelle became involved in organ donation advocacy and watched her daughter thrive. 
“If you were to see her on the street or playing with the other kids, you’d never know the difference,” said Shauntelle in an interview with the Clipper a year after the first transplant. “When I look at her, it’s hard for me to see the sick little girl she used to be.”
When Kaidence turned four, however, a surprise bout of coronary heart disease put the little girl back on the transplant lists. While the Stephensons waited for another miracle, groups such as Bountiful’s Creative Arts Academy helped raise money to defray some of the immense medical costs faced by the family. 
Last fall, Kaidence received the heart she needed. Though a bad reaction to some of her immune suppression medication meant that she started 2013 sick, she’s since recovered and is back to dancing and playing with her brothers. 
“She just had a biopsy, and it came back and looked really nice,” said Shauntelle. “We just have to keep her healthy.”
Though concerns about germs have kept her out of public school before now, if everything goes well the family plans to let Kaidence enroll in school this fall.
“We went and walked around the school,” said Shauntelle. “She’s so excited.”
Shauntelle has written to the family of Kaidence’s second donor, though they haven’t yet received a response. Even if they never do, Shauntelle will keep the memory of their gift firmly in mind.
“We know what it took,” she said, tears in her voice. “They gave us the gift of life.” 


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Of course it means that Vichy Carrots, steamed and caramelised black with sugar & butter are a fruit whereas Sicilian-Style Carrots with anchovies, garlic and parsley are a vegetable. Or, in short, bananas are a fruit but plantains may be a vegetable. Robe: <i>“Ground elder is an invasive, perennial weed that spreads via rhizomes (underground stems), which can regenerate from a just a tiny fragment left in the ground.” Who would want to eat that?</i> That's my point. It's not unattractive, especially in flower; but after spending the whole summer on my knees digging out bloody ground-elder rhizomes, the last thing I want to do is toss it in a honey vinaigrette and wonder if it's a bowl of fruit.
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It's a spicy, tropical tinged blaster...

Black Peaches is a new project hewn from the imagination of Rob Smoughton, a crate-digger, songwriter, and erstwhile Hot Chop vagabond.

This new project, however, might well be the purest distillation of his passions, pitting his left field tendencies against his thirst for melody.

“Black Peaches existed inside me before I was aware of it,” he comments. “It’s the culmination and continuation of the music I love. I started to notice how Brazilian rhythm, funk, soul, classic country and pop were all combining in the music I was writing and I looked for other band members to join me to bring it alive.”

Gradually gathering like minds, Black Peaches will release new album 'Fire In The Hole' on May 24th. With a flurry of live dates planned, the project's fusion of Steely Dan, afrobeat colour, lucid funk, and more is set to become inescapable.

Album cut 'Cuatro Berimbau' leads the way, a spiralling, inspired group performance, opening with some Brazilian style vibes before descending into a breezy pop hewn workout.

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Catch Black Peaches at the following shows:

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26 Oxford Jericho Tavern
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67diggsdiggIf that's the case, then why are we bothering to bookmark at all? Instead, why not just build a Google Custom Search Engine that searches your Delicious bookmarks as well as any other sites you find interesting? The process is actually surprisingly simple.

Here at RWW, we're big fans of Custom Search Engines, and we use them regularly, so it just made sense to make one from our bookmarks.
Getting Started

The first step to building a custom search engine is to go to the Google Custom Search Engine site. Building a CSE is pretty simple - just click the button on the homepage to start and then fill in the search engine details (name, description, etc.). We're not going to hold your hand through this process step-by-step - it's very straightforward and Google provides documentation on how to do this. To get through the initial setup, you'll have to include at least one URL to search (we suggest www.readwriteweb.com, of course). You can remove it later on if you would like, though.

Once the engine has been configured, click the link to go into the engine's "Control Panel." You'll be on a page with links across the top that let you manage various aspects of your engine. Click the link that reads "Sites:"

Get Your Bookmarks

Now, in a separate tab of your browser, login to your social bookmarking account (delicious, ma.gnol.ia, etc.) and export your bookmarks through the option provided in your settings.

The reason we're doing this is because, in order to proceed, we need to get all the bookmarks to appear on one page on the web, so unless your particular service offers that as an option, just proceed with the export.

Once exported, you'll need to upload your bookmarks back to the web so that they all appear on one page. If you want to post them to your blog or use a simple page creator program to do so, that's your choice. However, I found that the absolute easiest way to get them on the web fast was to use the new service from Posterous.

Posterous is a lightweight blogging service that lets you blog without even setting up an account. You just email post@posterous.com. Compose an email to that account and copy-and-paste the content from the HTML file that contains your exported bookmarks. Posterous will quickly email you back with a link to that page on the web. (This is also a handy way to back up your bookmarks, too.)

Now click the link emailed to you to go to your Posterous page on the web. You'll want to actually click the permalink to the blog post you created, for example: http://myblogname.posterous.com/my-first-blog-post-1159

Add Your Links to Your CSE

The final step is to return to the tab where your CSE control panel is loaded. Click the "Add Sites" button and a dialog box will appear. Paste in the URL (the permalink) from Posterous and choose the 3rd bullet ("Dynamically extract links from this page..."). Then choose the first bullet underneath that ("Include all pages this page links to."). Click "Save." (Now you see why I made you put all the links on one page, right?)

You're done! You can now test out your engine. If you did everything correctly, your search engine will just search through the sites you've bookmarked.
But Wait...There's One More Thing!

OK, great, you now have your own custom search engine up-and-running, but what if you want to add to it in the future? Luckily, there's an easy browser bookmarklet you can use to do so: the Google Marker. As with any bookmarklet, you simply drag it to your bookmarks toolbar to install it.

Now, when you come across a site you want to add to your search engine, you just click the bookmarklet. If you have more than one engine, you can choose the one you want from the drop-down box provided. You also have to option to bookmark either everything on that site or just the page that you're currently on. When you're done, click "Save."

There you have it - instead of bookmarking and tagging, you can just search instead.

Source:
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/build_a_custom_search_engine_using_social_bookmarks.php
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The emotional pain caused by betrayal feels like a knife digging into your heart a thousand times. The sting of betrayal can leave an indelible mark on your soul that forever colors how you approach future relationships, crippling your ability to trust again and fully embrace someone new. Recovery is often a long and arduous process.
“Betrayal is anything that left you feeling betrayed, hurt, angry, and distrusting, with lingering aftereffects of painful memories … You do not have to justify your hurt or fit it into any kind of category … All that matters is that it hurt you, and you deserve to focus your enormous emotional resources on the difficult task of healing, recovery, and growth,” said Steven Stosny, PhD in Living and Loving after Betrayal: How to Heal from Emotional Abuse, Deceit, Infidelity, and Chronic Resentment.
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I wish I could dedicate all of my time to writing because it's the best way for me to relax. In my head I carry 1,000 thoughts that I regularly wish to share, but in the craziness of everyday life I can't seem to find the time to sit down and write it out. I want to get better about scheduling time to do this.

March was a crazy month for me. I've started to work with the FDA's Pediatric Advisory Committee in the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics. It's not a job job, just an advisory role that requires minimal time, but I did have to travel to DC for a meeting at the beginning of the month. It was a fascinating look into the decision making processes of the FDA to protect children and ensure safety of drugs and devices that go to market. I'm always eager to learn more about the complexities of this healthcare system.

Following the FDA meeting, I was off to our second CF Learning Network Community Conference that was nothing short of remarkable. The dedication of the teams in this network to improving outcomes faster fills me with hope. Finally, something that I can do, something that I can be involved in that has a direct impact on improving health and care. I can't place a PICC line, or develop the next big drug to cure this disease. I can fundraise but i'm not good at it. But this is something I can do that has the potential to transform CF care and outcomes.

Here's the thing that I don't think people understand: The efforts of the CF Foundation have been great, and I am grateful for advancements that we have made. But the truth remains:

  • The CF mortality rate across the country has not improved over the last ten years. 
  • The median survival in the US is 11 years less than median survival in Canada (at 50.9 years). 
  • The rate of pulmonary exacerbations in the CF community has not changed since 2004.
Additionally, and we all  know this, the variation in care and outcomes differs, not only between centers but between clinicians within the same center. I know dozens of people with CF who travel to X center because they can do whatever better than their primary center. Or patients who discuss online their preferences for one clinician over another to try to receive better care or achieve better health. And that's not okay by me. Let me repeat that: I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS. We have to do better. We deserve better. Our care center data, the data used to make clinical decisions and set research priorities is two years old. We are operating with only a rearview mirror, and I'm trying to create a hypothetical dashboard so that we can look ahead and make decisions with confidence, understanding the value of our efforts. I need the rest of the CF community to recognize where we are and say with me that this is not okay, that we deserve better, and that we are committed to working together to achieve them. 

I'm working, with 13 care centers and 30 other parents & patients to create a system that allows us to learn from every interaction so that we can reduce this unintended variation in care, get the right thing to the right person at the right time, every time, and improve care and outcomes. We are working to understand how care is provided at the best CF Centers, learning from their processes and adapting them more quickly to the needs of our center so that we can reduce the unintended variation in care and outcomes. We want to be able to seamlessly share how we are achieving the outcomes at our center so that others can learn from what we know. For example, who knows that the infection control protocol at our care center is unique to our center and has dramatically decreased the rates of infection at our center, which can leads to improvement in mortality rates and survival? I would bet that not even all of the patients at our center know this, but if they did, and if they shared that, everyone would be banging down the doors to their centers saying, 'Hey! Look at them! We want what they have! Lower infection rates, longer lives! Let us help you learn from what they did and learn together about the impact that these changes might have at our center!" What if I had the data to show the secret sauce for Achromobacter eradication (I don't). But what if I was able to collect my data and show the impact on my health and then contribute that data to an enhanced registry so that the next person to acquire that bastard achromobacter didn't have to go through the guessing process for how to treat it? This is what I'm talking about. And it's possible! I know because i'm doing it. This is what the CF Learning Network is and aims to do. Everyone deserves access to this information, but there isn’t a process in place for sharing it. That's what we are changing. The current lack of organization within and across CF care centers results in variations in care and outcomes, and a lot of time wasted trying to recreate the wheel. Raise your hand if your center is working on infection control? Or transition? Or adherence (what does that even mean?!)  Now raise your hand if you're learning from or with another center who might be doing the same thing. Who knows what impact those efforts have? What exactly are you trying to change? What what are you using to determine whether those changes are an improvement? 

Quality care and good health outcome shouldn’t be dependent upon where you receive care. In the CF Learning Network, we believe that everyone has something to teach and something to learn, and that by working together in this new way we can change the pace of improvement in the CF community so that everyone has the best chance of living their healthiest life with CF. 

So we have this incredible Community Conference in March and are now gearing up to bring on 15 more CF centers because everyone is realizing the value of this learning model and that we cannot continue to sit by and watch things stay the same. Let me give you the example of the recent article about the life expectancy for people with CF in the US and Canada having a gap of 11 years. WHO IS OKAY WITH THIS?!?! Not me, in case that wasn't clear. Can we please get impatient? Every article written about that (like this one and this one and yes, even this one written by our very own CFF ) offer guesses for why this variation might exist. What I'm saying is that I'm tired of guessing, especially given that there is a way to stop the guessing and start the learning. We are in 2017. It has been 28 years since the CF gene was discovered. We collect a ton of data and our community includes a ton of smart, dedicated folks, clinicians and patients and parents, and we need to say that this is not acceptable anymore. We need to demand that we do better. We need to figure this out because our kids and our friends lives depend on it. We need to work together. 

In another couple of weeks I should have some data from our network that I can share to show the impact of this new collaboration, of our Learning Network model, on its ability 

This is getting lengthy so i'll wrap this up but want to try to keep writing, as "To survive you must tell stories", so says Umberto Eco. Here's the story I told following the community conference at the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics about the role that patients and parents can and should play in drug development and healthcare improvement. It might sound familiar if you've been reading this blog for any amount of time, but here's what I had to say:

I was trying to think of a way to introduce myself and I thought that sharing a story would be the best way for you to get to know a little bit about me. It’s a story about my 7yo son who has cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis, for those of you who dont know, is a genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system, causing a thick sticky mucus to build up in the body which can lead to life threatening lung infections and impaired digestion. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recommends that people with CF be seen by their care team 4 times a year where they ask questions like ‘How’s everything going? What’s his cough been like? How is his appetite? Have you noticed any changes?” And my answers typically sound something like “Good!” and “Pretty normal” and “It was down a couple weeks ago but it seemed to improve.” It’s all subjective, and its mostly from memory. You see, i’m managing my son’s CF in the midst of parenting 3 other kids, working full time, and trying to maintain some semblance of a social life.

As I reflected on these clinic visits, I thought about the value that could come from having a way to quantify the answers to the questions that the doctors were asking us. I went to Facebook and then to Google to see what things other people were using to track stuff about their health. I found an online platform that I could use, and I started to track things about my sons health. And to my surprise, trends began to emerge. I could do personal experiments, looking at changes in my data with the addition or subtraction of a medication or therapy. My care team didn’t seem all that interested in my data, but I found it to be a fascinating learning resource. I was sharing what I found with other patients and parents online, getting their input and feedback on what I was learning.

Then around the beginning of March a few years ago, Drew developed a cough. It wasn’t like his normal cough, though I couldn’t put my finger on how it was different. The frequency wasn’t the same as it has been with other infections. The sound of the cough, something that I can’t quite yet quantify, was different – not totally wet and junky, not exactly tight. His appetite was down. I had talked to his doctor and we decided to try an oral antibiotic, a typical treatment for what they would call a Pulmonary Exacerbation. After a few days and little improvement, we decided that he needed to try IV antibiotics to see if we could kick this. It’s the standard next in line treatment option for an exacerbation. You’ll notice that throughout the course of Ivs his cough still didn’t return to baseline. I was working with my peer community online, and my care team, asking questions like “Did we choose the optimal combination of medications? Is there another treatment that might help better? Are we missing something?” We added a magnesium supplement about a week after we started the IVs, something that my online community of peers had suggested when his care team was left scratching their head, and then upon completion of the IVs tried a steroid to see if that would help. These were all guesses, some based on evidence and others based on anecdotes. All seemed to maybe help a little but weren’t bringing him back to his baseline. This mystery cough continues for over a month. Through all of this, both his doctor and I are monitoring his symptoms and brainstorming together, in agreement that we don’t know what’s going on. She suggests that we may need a hospitalization if these symptoms are going to continue so that he can be monitored more closely.
Desperate to not be admitted, I start digging into my data. What on earth had happened around the time that the cough had developed that may have caused this problem. The only change that I was able to note was that we had stopped Prevacid at the beginning of February, just a couple of weeks before this cough started. He had always been on Prevacid since birth, and we had decided with his care team to take him off of it to see if it was something that he needed or could do without. And when I asked the care team how we would know if it was working, they said that we would notice a change in his bowel movements if he needed it. He takes pancreatic enzymes to help his body digest food, and the Prevacid is a means to control the stomach acid, helping the enzymes pass through his stomach and make it to his pancreas to do their job. If we noticed a change in his bowel movements, then the enzymes weren’t doing their job in regulating fat absorption because they weren’t getting through the stomach intact. I wasn’t even considering how stomach acid might impact his cough. I shared my findings with his doctor and we agreed that restarting the Prevacid was not a bad idea to try.

We restarted prevacid and within a week his cough had returned to baseline.

This change in his care was the result of a suggestion that I had made, not the care team. And it was based on data that I had collected, data that to this day doesn’t exist in his electronic health record. And there was a cost to this! It was his health that suffered - days of school missed, infection control risks associated with PICC lines and hospital admissions, antibiotics that weren’t necessary for a kid whose threat of antibiotic resistance is a real issue. There were days of work missed for my husband and myself, and an impact on the rest of our family with the limited.

My name is Erin Moore. I am the mother of 4 kids and work with Cincinnati Children’s in Quality Improvement related to the patient and family experience of care, and with Eli Lilly as an Patient Advisor. I’m what you might call an ePatient - equipped, enabled, empowered and engaged in my health or the health of someone i care for, I also consider myself a Citizen Scientist. Citizen science (also known as crowd science, crowd-sourced science, or networked science) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by an amateur (or nonprofessional scientist. I do this out of necessity. It’s not possible for any one of my sons doctors to understand all that there is to know about CF, let alone his personal experience with it. I consider it my job to learn all that I can to offer a personalized approach to treating him and giving him the best chance at a good health outcome. I collaborate with my peers, clinicians and patients, to share what we know and change what we can, together. There’s additional benefits to citizen science. The massive collaborations that can occur through citizen science allow investigations at continental and global scales and across decades—leading to discovery that a single scientist could never achieve on their own. Have you ever tracked something about your health - logged steps via a fitbit, or documented the days you’ve had a headache or the pounds lost on a particular diet? Contributing what you know to the improvement of your own outcomes and the outcomes of others is citizen science, and you may already be involved!

The question that I want to present today is though is what if the next person to have a problem similar to the one my son had could learn from our experience, seamlessly? What if there was a better way to learn together from every interaction, curating content from multiple sources, sharing the value that came from our individual interactions with it, building on it for the next person whose path it crosses?

We're creating this in the work I do with Cincinnati Children’s hospital on the development of learning networks, groups of patients, clinicians and researchers working collaboratively to design and test solutions and tools that have the potential to improve care and outcomes in rare diseases. We all have something to share and we all have something to learn. There is a desperate need for us to shift in healthcare from doing things for patients to doing things with them. The experiences of our everyday lives, in caring for these sick kids, or medically complex partners, or aging parents, our experiences are our expertise and both can and should be valued as complementary to the expertise that health care providers share.

My son has a multi-drug resistant bacteria growing in his lungs that has had us in and out of the hospital for years. The medical journals suggest that he will lose roughly 4% of his lung function every year. What I need is access to real-time, trusted, reliable information on everything from novel approaches to eradicate that bacteria, to reasons why having a certain pet could be detrimental to his health. I want to know what other parents know and have tried, and I want a doctor to weigh in on why those options may or may not be good for me. I want to hear about what tracking methods people use and how they connect with their doctor between visits, but even more, how its improving their care. I want other patients to feel empowered to ask about alternatives and suggest trying something new to their doctor, no matter how novel it may be. And then I want to work with the research team to develop the research agenda. I want the next person to ask these questions to intersect with the answers that I found, seamless. Access to information like this, to people, to life saving treatment options, should not be left to the chance of a desperate parent or patient stumbling upon it on Facebook. We really have an ethical and moral obligation to work together!

Here we are in 2017, with a tremendous opportunity to utilize existing technologies to expedite the delivery of the right treatment to the right patient at the right time, every time - stuff that can be useful in clinical care and in clinical research - and yet we're not. There are seamless intersections between people and information in almost every other aspect of our lives – my Amazon Dash button allows me to order new laundry detergent while I’m standing next to my washing machine when I realize that we are running low. Coffee for my Keurig automatically shows up every month in the quantity that the internet has figured out that we drink on a monthly basis. Netflix can give me recommendations of shows that I may like, a starting point if you will, based on my previous viewing preferences. Yet it takes 5 phone calls and a trip to the pharmacy to pick up a MAIL ORDER prescription that we have taken every month since my sons birth and will likely take until the day he dies. We use fax machines to get pre-authorizations and share medical records, MY data, that I often have to pay to get access to, and when I receive that paper version it is often full of errors.

You may recognize this screenshot from the movie Apollo 13 when the astronauts lives literally depended on fitting a square peg into a round hole . The NASA engineers dump everything to which the astronauts have access on the table, and are given the challenge of using what’s on the table to transform the round receptacle to fit the square filter. It’s an impossible task, but these people are solution-based thinkers and their friends’ lives are at stake. And they figured it out. They walked out victorious an hour later carrying a contraption that was once a non-existent solution. They used duct tape and cardboard and creativity and determination and never once said “we can’t do this.” They did it because they had to. And that’s exactly how the parents of children with rare disease are – innovating with cardboard and duct tape and creativity and determination and technology to save our kids lives, because if we don’t, no one will.*

Sharing my experiences on my personal blog and at the medical centers where we receive care has opened the door to many new opportunities for me as an ePatient, like the one I have that brought me here. I work with the clinical innovation team at Eli Lilly as an ePatient advisor, blogging and helping to guide them through feedback, providing insights on how increased focus on patient centeredness and real world evidence is changing the healthcare ecosystem and how these trends may affect drug development, and keeping the patient voice front and center in clinical trial innovation.

Patients and their families experience research and care in a way that you may never fully understand. Our expertise should be seen as complementary to the care teams and researchers, and I believe that the path to collaboration and ultimately improvement is a humble awareness of that shared humanity. There are days when I think about the fact that CF is a progressive and fatal disease that does not have a cure. Then I remember that life too is both progressive and fatal. I hope you’ll consider the value of including patients as partners, true patient integration, and the profound effect that it can have on improving health and changing outcomes.

*This paragraph was adapted from mom-blogger Kelle Hampton 

          Jet that crashed in Ethiopia grounded in much of the world      Cache   Translate Page      
HEJERE, Ethiopia – Much of the world, including the entire European Union, grounded the Boeing jetliner involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash or banned it from their airspace, leaving the U.S. on Tuesday as one of the few remaining operators of the plane involved in two deadly crashes in only five months.

The European Aviation Safety Agency took steps to keep the Boeing 737 Max 8 out of the air, joining Asian and Middle Eastern governments and carriers that also gave in to safety concerns in the aftermath of Sunday's crash, which killed all 157 people on board.

Referring to the Lion Air crash in Indonesia that killed 189 people last year, European regulators said that "similar causes may have contributed to both events."

British regulators indicated possible trouble with a reportedly damaged flight data recorder, saying they based their decision on the fact that they did not "sufficient information" from the recorder.

Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle and South Korean airline Eastar Jet were among the latest carriers to halt use of the Boeing model. Ireland, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore suspended all flights into or out of their cities.

A Turkish Airlines official said two Britain-bound planes returned to Istanbul after British airspace was closed to the aircraft. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

U.S.-based Boeing has said it has no reason to pull the popular aircraft from the skies and does not intend to issue new recommendations about the aircraft to customers. Boeing's CEO Dennis Muilenburg also spoke with President Donald Trump and reiterated that the 737 Max 8 is safe, the company said. Its technical team, meanwhile, joined American, Israeli, Kenyan and other aviation experts in the investigation led by Ethiopian authorities.

The Federal Aviation Administration also backed the jet's airworthiness and said it was reviewing all available data. It said it expects Boeing will soon complete improvements to an automated anti-stall system suspected of contributing to the deadly crash of another new Boeing 737 Max 8 in October.

"Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft," acting FAA Administrator Daniel K. Elwell said in a statement. "Nor have other civil aviation authorities provided data to us that would warrant action."

Some U.S. airlines expressed support for the Boeing model, and American Airlines and Southwest continued flying them. A vice president for American, the world's biggest carrier, which has 24 Max 8s, said they had "full confidence in the aircraft."

Safety experts cautioned against drawing too many comparisons too soon with the Lion Air crash in October. But others in the U.S. began pressing for action.

The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, which represents more than 26,000 flight attendants at American Airlines, called on CEO Doug Parker to "strongly consider grounding these planes until an investigation can be performed."

Consumer Reports called on airlines and the FAA to ground the jets until a thorough safety investigation is complete.

Even Trump weighed in, tweeting that additional "complexity creates danger" in modern aircraft and hinders pilots from making "split second decisions" to ensure passengers' safety.

He did not specifically mention the crashes but said, "I don't know about you, but I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot."

The Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed six minutes after taking off for Nairobi, killing people from 35 countries.

A pilot who saw the crash site minutes after the disaster told the AP that the plane appeared to have "slid directly into the ground." Capt. Solomon Gizaw was among the first people dispatched to find the plane. The wreckage was discovered by Ethiopia's air force.

"There was nothing to see," he said. "It looked like the earth had swallowed the aircraft. ... We were surprised!" He said it explained why rescue officials quickly sent bulldozers to begin digging out large pieces of debris.

Ethiopian Airlines, widely seen as Africa's best-managed airline, grounded its remaining four 737 Max 8s until further notice. The carrier had been using five of the planes and was awaiting delivery of 25 more.

As night fell, the airline offered no new updates on the investigation. An airline spokesman said victims' remains should be identified in about five days.

Some insights into the disaster and its cause could take months, aviation experts said.

"The conclusions that will come out of its probe will be beneficial to the rest of the world," Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Tuesday at a news conference with visiting French President Emmanuel Macron. "These types of accidents break everyone's heart. I hope we will learn from this crash."

On Tuesday a group of officials from China, which also grounded planes, paused in their work at the scene to reflect with an offering of incense, fruit, bread rolls and a plastic container of the Ethiopian flatbread injera.

As the global team searched for answers, a woman stood near the crash site, wailing. Kebebew Legess said she was the mother of a young Ethiopian Airlines crew member among the dead.

"She would have been 25 years old but God would not allow her," she wept. "My daughter, my little one."

The British ambassador to Ethiopia, Alastair McPhail, visited the scene where at least nine of his countrymen died. "We owe it to the families to understand what happened," he said.


          Mitologia greco,romana - Pan, il dio dei pastori      Cache   Translate Page      
Ermes allora lo portò con se in cielo dove con la sua vivace presenza rallegrava tutti gli dei. Di carattere allegro, Pan si divertiva a spaventare i viandanti. Si attribuiscono infatti a lui tutti i rumori inesplicabile dei boschi e dal terrore che esso causava deriva il detto “timor panico” . Crescendo divenne uno dei compagni prediletti di Dioniso e lo seguiva nelle sue scorribande attraverso le selve e le campagne. Sui gelidi monti dell’Arcadia viveva una Naiade chiamata Siringa, seguace di Artemide e votata alla castità. Ermes allora lo portò con se in cielo dove con la sua vivace presenza rallegrava tutti gli dei. Di carattere allegro, Pan si divertiva a spaventare i viandanti. Si attribuiscono infatti a lui tutti i rumori inesplicabile dei boschi e dal terrore che esso causava deriva il detto “timor panico” . Crescendo divenne uno dei compagni prediletti di Dioniso e lo seguiva nelle sue scorribande attraverso le selve e le campagne. Sui gelidi monti dell’Arcadia viveva una Naiade chiamata Siringa, seguace di Artemide e votata alla castità.

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          Il sito archeologico di Tiahunaco e gli interrogativi che suscita      Cache   Translate Page      
Tra Perù, Bolivia e Cile si trovano due luoghi di incredibile fascino. Il primo è il lago Titicaca, che si trova ad oltre 3000 metri di altitudine ed è uno dei più grandi bacini di acqua dolce del mondo. Il secondo è il sito archeologico di Tiahuanaco (o Tiwanaku), sul quale restano molti interrogativi. Tiahuanaco viene datata ad oltre mille anni prima di Cristo, ma osservando bene ciò che ne resta appare molto, molto più antica. Qualcuno ha ipotizzato che possa essere vecchia di oltre 12 mila anni. Perché è stata elaborata questa teoria che la scienza ufficiale disconosce? Tiahuanaco è ben lungi dall’aver svelato tutto ciò che potrebbe. Recenti scoperte hanno infatti mostrato che c’è ancora molto, oltre il visibile, da riportare alla luce.

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          Archeologia - Machu Picchu, la vecchia montagna      Cache   Translate Page      
Secondo documenti del XVI secolo, Machu Picchu sarebbe stata una delle residenze di Pachacutec o Inca Yupanqui. Tuttavia, alcune delle più grandi costruzioni e il carattere cerimoniale della principale via d’accesso alla città (llaqta) dimostrerebbero che il luogo fu utilizzato come un santuario religioso. I due impieghi si non escludono vicendevolmente. Invece, gli esperti hanno allontanato l’idea di una costruzione militare. La città nominata Machu Picchu, dimenticata durante secoli, è considerata come un’opera d’architettura tra le principali. Fu rivelata al mondo dall’archeologo americano Hiram Bingham dell’Università di Yale, che scrisse un best-seller sull’argomento.

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          [给重病女儿挖坟]_父亲给2岁重病的女儿“挖坟” 称为提前适应[for seriously ill father to 2 year old daughter grave]_ ill daughter called grave to adapt to the-阜阳师范学院专升本      Cache   Translate Page      
父亲给2岁重病的女儿“挖坟” 称为提前适应 张利勇家位于四川省内江市在隆昌县黄家镇九子岩村8组。今年24岁的张利勇,是镇上玻璃厂的一名工人。从12点干到到凌晨8点,每月有2500元左右的收入。给孩子治疗已经用了14万左右,夫妻俩在工厂打工的全部积蓄早已用完。 2 year old father to ill daughter gravedigger called early adaptation The Zhang Liyong family is located in Sichuan province Neijiang City, in Longchang county Huang Zhen nine sons crag village 8 groups. Zhang Liyong, 24, is a worker in a glass factory in town. From 12 until 8 in the morning, […]
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I didn't even realize it had been so long since I posted! Things have been crazy here, and the blog just slipped my mind....ooops again.

The weather here was just insane for a long time. We had over 5 weeks of nearly non-stop rain; some of which was approaching flood levels in parts of the state. We ended up getting the second wettest May on record! Thanks to the weather, everything outside was on hold. Everything. We've never been this late getting things going, but we had no choice. All we could do was sit and wait.

Once Ohio's surprise monsoon season ended, it was a rush to get everything started. First, I worked on the front yard; digging the two 4x12 beds from last year together; taking out the area in between; and making it one large 4x32 bed. I also widened last years small 2x16 bed for sugar snap peas to 4x24. Both beds are now planted with potatoes. The two 2x16 beds I made last year for the free tomato plants are now both full of sugar snap peas,which I managed to get in before the rain started.

I had all intentions on using the three 4x24 beds in the back to thin and transplant strawberries this spring, but by the time it stopped raining, they were in full bloom and setting berries. Rather than chance killing them with berries coming on, we used two of the beds for sweet corn, and the other for yellow onions.

The main garden ended up being last,and ended up being the worst. When it was time to till, not only did I have to deal with a massive amount of weeds to rake out, but the temperature soared to the mid 90's and got extremely humid. But, heat and misery aside, it was tilled and planted. I used stakes and masons twine to mark out the rows, and noticed that the garden was way off being square.....nearly 3 feet out of square! I marked it out, and hand dug and tilled that area, giving us just a little more space; which we ended up needing for onions.

The list for the year, not counting greens and the peas is: ‎15 pickling cucumbers, 4 eggplant, 4 sweet peppers, 6 italian peppers, 3 red peppers, 8 hot banana peppers, 4 jalepeno peppers, 12 cabbage, 22 tomatoes (3 varieties), 9 broccoli, 3 cauilflower, 6 brussel sprouts ,6 bush cucumbers, 30lb yukon gold seed potatoes, 5lbs green onion sets, 15lbs white onion sets, 4lbs sweet corn ,and 6lbs bush green beans.

The existing fruits are looking great. The raspberries along our parking area have more than quadrupled in 2 years; the grapes are filling out and climbing the arbors that I made last year, and again I have to thin and transplant the blackberries; which may end up becoming a second 24-30ft bed if all of the transplants take.

I'm also doing a small side job, clearing about 1/2-3/4 of an acre of brush and small trees. The area has wild raspberries nearly everywhere, and my plan is to bring as many home as I can, and transplant them somewhere in the front yard. I'm thinking alongside the ditch on the north end of the yard, but that may change depending on how many I end up bringing home. I'll also be cutting the small trees to bring home and make trellis' for the tomato plants like the ones I had made last spring. With 22 tomato plants, I'll need a minimum of 3 trees roughly 1-1/2-2" in diameter for each one, plus smaller ones for supports. I'll be hauling a lot home!!

In between what needs done here, and clearing that brush, I've taken on some basic apartment maintenance at a building a friend lives in. It's simple stuff that just needs repaired or replaced...light fixtures, drywall patching, deck boards, painting, etc. Nothing major at all. It's not a full time job by any means, but it's a few bucks here and there, and that helps. Once the apartment building is finished, the owner has a rental house that needs minor repairs too. I'll be hitting that one soon.

The job situation, obviously, hasn't changed. I'm totally disgusted at finding work. I've tried more places than I can remember...in person, phone calls, online, return visits and/or calls; and nothing. I've had so many that sounded promising, but ended up being a dud. I had my heart set on a job at the garden center 2/10 of a mile away, but they ended up having all of their seasonal employees return. I had THREE interviews at a large racing/car parts store and warehouse, but that one ended with no more than "we'll be in touch". It's saddening and highly disappointing, but it's the situation. I'm nowhere near alone in this struggle to find work though. I have friends in the same boat, and millions across the country just like me. It's a lot worse than our government lets on and that the news media shows or tells. So many people are blind to this.

Today I'm off to run errands, pay some bills, put a coat of drywall patch on a few holes at the apartment building, then run back to work on more brush clearing most likely around lunch time. It will be a long, busy day, but I've needed these after spending so many days inside over the winter and during the rain we had last month. I thought I was going to lose my mind for a while! ( I know...what little of it I have left haha)

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From the website Earther:

Recycling Is Broken
Maddie Stone
March 11, 2019

This week, we are writing about waste and trash, examining the junk that dominates our lives, and digging through garbage for treasure.

In Philadelphia, people like to recycle. Together, all 1.6 million of us generate about 400 tons of recyclable material each day. But since last fall, roughly half of the bottles and cans my neighbors and I have placed dutifully curbside in our blue bins every week haven’t made their way to a sorting facility. They’ve gone to one of two waste-to-energy incinerators, where they’re being burned alongside garbage.

The situation, which everyone from local residents to the company operating the trash-burning power plants seems unhappy about, is a microcosm of a crisis that’s been rippling across the country ever since China, once the single-largest buyer for U.S. recyclables, banned the import of two dozen types of “foreign waste” and imposed strict quality standards on the recyclables it’ll accept. Nationwide, municipalities are facing higher costs and being forced to find stopgap solutions, from incinerators to landfills, for recyclables that have nowhere else to go.

Meanwhile, the recycling industry—which operates with next to no federal guidance despite processing a quarter of America’s waste—is in an existential struggle to chart a new path forward for itself.

“We’re approaching a point of reckoning that we have had not to debate in the US for a long time, in terms of how we deal with our municipal solid waste and consumer recyclables,” Kristina Costa, a senior fellow focused on climate change and energy policy at the Center for American Progress, told me. “If as a public policy goal we want to continue encouraging recycling, the time is basically now to have a really serious conversation about what policy changes... need to be put in place.”

Most of us think of recycling as a service our city provides, but in reality it’s a business. There are no national laws governing the industry, which is frequently financed by municipalities. Many cities, like Philly, work with private contractors to collect recyclables and get them sorted and cleaned at material recovery facilities. From there, the paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and aluminum are sold as commodities to various manufacturers.

Read the entire article here.
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One wonders about the process of tunnelling under Waterloo station. As it is an artificial hill, is it just digging through dirt and rubble? No TBMs here I'd guess?! NigelH
          Transcript: Community Broadband Bits Episode 347      Cache   Translate Page      

This is the transcript for episode 347 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. In this episode, Christopher speaks with comedian and YouTuber Ron Placone about telecom policy, net neutrality, and Ron's efforts to bring municipal broadband to Pasadena, California. Listen to the podcast, or read the transcript below.

 

 

Ron Placone: The idea of community is a very uplifting one because that's where you can really, I think, make some positive change. You know, change doesn't happen from the top to the bottom; it happens from the bottom up.

Lisa Gonzalez: Welcome to episode 347 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. I'm Lisa Gonzalez. This week, Christopher interviews comedian and municipal broadband advocate Ron Placone. Ron is a busy guy and in addition to his own career making people laugh from the stage, his YouTube channel, and a streaming show, Get Your News On With Ron, he's a regular on the Jimmy Dore Show. This time though, we've got Ron. He's here to talk about his experiences with municipal networks, network neutrality, and related policies. He and Christopher discuss why network neutrality is important to him and to other people whose lives revolve around a free and open Internet. Ron describes how he's using his platform to help spread the word about both network neutrality and municipal broadband, both in his hometown and he hopes to a wider audience. Be sure to check out his YouTube channel and listen to his show, Get Your News On With Ron, on iTunes or other streaming services. You can also check out ronplacone.com for more information on how to follow and connect with Ron. Now here's Christopher with comedian and broadband advocate Ron Placone.

Christopher Mitchell: Welcome to another episode of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. This is Chris Mitchell with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, talking with Ron Placone, the comedian and YouTube personality that does Get Your News On With Ron. Welcome to the show, Ron.

Ron Placone: Thanks for having me. I've been a listener for a while now, so good to be here.

Christopher Mitchell: Yeah, well I've heard from a few people lately that that I should be hamming up the intro, so I feel like this is a part of the show that people are starting to look forward to — at least some people are. Everyone who hates it should let me know too. So let me just start by asking you a little bit about your background. You're a comedian and a YouTube personality. What is that like?

Ron Placone: Well, it's a lot of fun. You know, I love doing both things. I was a road comic for many years and then when I moved here to Los Angeles, I started getting involved with this show called the Jimmy Dore Show. And I'm, I'm still, you know, at the Jimmy Dore Show, and I do a lot of stuff with the young Turks, and then I do my own show, Get Your News On With Ron. Simultaneously, issues of net neutrality and stuff like that has always been a very important cause to me. It's something that I've always been interested in and it's something I'm always learning about, since about 2004 when all those movements kinda got started. And of course, when we finally got it on the books in 2015, that was a good thing, and then of course Trump's FCC has repealed it. I know your listeners are already fluent in a lot of this stuff, but I've always seen muni broadband, which, you know, in the past few years I've gotten more turned on to as many people have, as sort of the permanent fix. Let's take the Internet out of the hands of these corporate entities and into the hands of cities and communities. As an online content creator, I see a lot of the importance in this for many reasons, but you know, a reason that really hits home with me a lot is just the idea of a vibrant and flourishing independent media, especially as of recent with the AT&T and Time Warner merger being okayed by the courts, which I'm sure you've already talked about. But you know, with that happening — I mean, look, AT&T owns CNN. Comcast owns MSNBC. So now you have these two big cable behemoths that control your access to the Internet, don't need to follow net neutrality anymore, and they own two big media outlets. This is not a healthy scenario for independent online-based media. Because our media structure in the United States is so horrible — you don't need to agree or disagree; that's that's my opinion — but because it's so horrible, this is a pretty big issue. And I think a lot of people — it's one of those things, sometimes people are passive and then all of a sudden we lose the medium, and people think it's so hard to believe that we're going to face this situation where videos don't load on the Internet or it costs 30 bucks extra a month to access your Twitter or you know the Internet looks like Cable Television 2.0. we can't fathom that happening. Well guess what? In 1996 they couldn't fathom what happened to radio happening.

Christopher Mitchell: Right. Sure.

Ron Placone: They had no idea anything like that would happen, and then because of the Telecommunications Act in '96, they showed up one day and no one had a job anymore. So it can happen and once you lose the medium, you don't get it back.

Christopher Mitchell: And to be clear, what you're talking about with the radio is we had a lot of locally run stations and then they all got bought and turned into robot DJs over a period of 10 years or so. But there was this moment in which we saw a lot of the impact of that consolidation happening all at once.

Ron Placone: And it had to do with the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Of course, technology did play a role too. I'm not going to make it out like that had nothing to do with it, but the big gutting of radio was largely due to that piece of policy because nobody paid attention to it.

Christopher Mitchell: No, that's true. Now, I have to say, first of all, you should be much nicer to AT&T. They now own HBO, so you know, you want to get your own act on there.

Ron Placone: Good point. I face this conundrum every day.

Christopher Mitchell: Most of the people that I know, even talking about net neutrality, wouldn't necessarily know to draw the radio issues back to the '96 telecom act. Were you a technical person? Are you someone who just — I mean, what is your background that you know about the '96 act, you know, something a lot of people just have no idea what year that would have passed.

Ron Placone: I'm a big media policy guy. I mean, when I was in college there was actually a media reform group, and I was in it. I was really involved with community radio, and I actually got into stand up because I wanted to be on the radio. Like I was like, I want to do talk radio, and then I read some article that said stand up comedy is a good way to get into that, which is still to this day true. And so, I started doing standup, and then I got bit by that bug and became a touring comedian for years and years. Now I guess it has come full circle cause the Jimmy Dore Show is syndicated via radio, so I guess technically it did come full circle. So yeah, and I went to graduate school for communication and I studied media policy. Like, that was my area of focus. So I read a lot of Dr Bob McChesney. I read a lot of Chomsky. I read a lot of, you know, Saul Alinsky and stuff like that. So the media reform movement has always been part of my life too. I mean, I used to go to those conferences. I was just sort of, you know, I had in my own little YouTube channel that was not very big at all. I wasn't, you know, doing anything on a bigger platform at that point, but I was still showing up there and I was learning. So I think that what happened with net neutrality or what is still happening with net neutrality — we're still fighting — that was kind of the telecommunications act of our generation. You know, this time, fortunately we were paying attention and we're fighting back. They didn't fight back until it was too little, too late because, you know, I think everybody — we had the school president that played the saxophone, everyone's sort of sleeping, and he just kind of pushed through this horrible act.

Christopher Mitchell: Some of my listeners — and I would say that I would have to give this deeper thought — I think would say that the act actually in many ways was quite good. It was the lack of enforcement and the way the courts then later interpreted aspects of it that really, when it comes to broadband, allowed, the idea of having one network that had multiple, shared ISPs on it. That was kind of envisioned by the act. And then later was ruled back both by Clinton and by the George W. Bush administration.

Ron Placone: Are you referring to the telecom act?

Christopher Mitchell: Yeah, the '96 act. I mean, the idea was that the telephone wires would be shared and would have multiple ISPs, and they'd have to lease out their infrastructure. You know, so I would say that parts of the '96 act were bad, parts of it I think were conceived well but then implemented poorly and the courts took it apart unfortunately.

Ron Placone: Well, yeah, a lot of the verbiage in it sounds great. I mean, if you actually read the thing, you're like, oh, this is alright. But then you kind of read between the lines and you see what it really does and now we see the effects of it, you know. And whether it was completely intentional or not — I tend to think it was —

Christopher Mitchell: But that's led you to your solution, I think, right? So I mean, you're here identifying very real problems and you're looking to local solutions, I think in part — and this is maybe reading into you my analysis, which is that we can't trust the federal government to get it right anyway, so let's figure out how to do it locally.

Ron Placone: Well I think — and a lot of that kind of stems from, you know, I produce a lot of political comedy content, so I pay a lot of attention to the news. My show is called Get Your News On With Ron, where people literally send me news and we talk about it together. I let the viewers decide what we talk about. So I do spend a lot of time, you know, diving into electoral politics and trying to make it funny. And sometimes that can be incredibly discouraging just in general because it's not a very happy landscape, Chris, as I'm sure you're aware. So, the idea of community is a very uplifting one because that's where you can really, I think, make some positive change. You know, change doesn't happen from the top to the bottom. It happens from the bottom up. And I always tell listeners, I'm like, now is the time to kind of pick a lane and get started, you know, cause that's what we gotta do.

Christopher Mitchell: So what are you doing?

Ron Placone: So my lane's municipal broadband. You know, I decided this is an issue I've been passionate about for years and years. I am not a tech person at all, but I do know a thing or two about the policies behind it. I have been studying the cases, not to the extent that that you have, but I learned a lot from you guys and then I try to share it. I started a playlist on my YouTube channel just dedicated to municipal broadband and net neutrality. Our interview's in there when you did my show. And that's helped people start kind of informal task forces in their community. I get emails on the regular of people saying, "Hey Ron, I got my local DSA chapter on board with municipal broadband. It's one of our missions now," "Hey Ron, my mayor is really into municipal broadband and I made my mayor watch your entire playlist."

Christopher Mitchell: That's great.

Ron Placone: Well, it's kind of ironic because some of my listeners have had more success than I've had.

Christopher Mitchell: Sure.

Ron Placone: And I'm like, man, soon you're going to be teaching me.

Christopher Mitchell: Right, well it must be frustrating because Pasadena already has fiber. And I mean in the southern California area, you've got a few places that are going full municipal Fiber-to-the-Home, but you've got a bunch of them that are at least doing something in terms of connecting businesses. But you know, if I remember correctly, Pasadena is only doing dark fiber, right?

Ron Placone: So what's going on with Pasadena: I showed up at a city hall — and this is all documented on my playlist — I showed up to a city hall, spoke on behalf of the cause for municipal broadband. I brought a nice chunk of people with me and they all did too. So it got put on a city agenda, so we were like, that's great. They did this study that I think their intentions were good, but it was not a very thorough study. And they used one case study, the case study of Beverly Hills, which is, you know, one of the wealthiest towns in the country and what Beverly Hills is doing is straight up Fiber-to-the-Home for residents because they can afford it. They're Beverly Hills. So that's what they're doing. So they were like, "This is what Beverly Hills is doing. This is how much it's costing them. Here is that multiplied by the mileage of Pasadena. We can't afford this. I guess we're just going to count on the corporations." So they gave us this presentation. The word net neutrality wasn't even in it, so I went up and responded. There was like a response period for citizens. I responded, which that is also on my playlist, where I said, "Hey guys, I appreciate you doing this and taking the time to put this together, but you looked at literally one case study and you didn't look at any others. I find it hard to believe that Chattanooga, Tennessee, has some gold token Pasadena can't have, or Sandy Oregon or Monticello, Minnesota or, you know, Longmont, Colorado or Fort Collins, Colorado. I find it hard to believe all those places can do something. Or Charlemont, Massachusetts. They're a town of 7,000. Or Oberlin, Ohio. Do I need to go on?" I was like, "I don't think all these places have some gold token that Pasadena can't have. I find it hard to believe."

Christopher Mitchell: That is literally one of my most frustrating pet peeves is that idea of we either have to do nothing or we have to find the most expensive possible way of doing something, and those are the alternatives.

Ron Placone: And you guys are providing a resource for people. You guys provide that service to figure out the best method, and I'm working really hard to get you guys out here. I really want that to happen. I know, like, the hesitation isn't on your guys's end. It's on my city's end, and that's what I'm fighting for. So, I recently sent the city, a letter, just a nice letter, and I urged them to join Next Century.

Christopher Mitchell: Next Century Cities.

Ron Placone: Yes. I urged them to join that organization, and one thing I could use as leverage is I was just like, hey you guys mentioned all of our towns. Because they were like, "Hey, Burbank's not going to try to do municipal broadband, so we're not either." I said, "Hey, guess what? Burbank's a member of Next Century Cities. Beverly Hills is a member. Santa Monica is a member. Los Angeles proper is a member." So I said, "Hey guys, it costs nothing to join. We have nothing to lose, everything to gain. We just need basically the signature of a city official." By the way, this is something I feel is necessary to point out, when we started showing up to city hall, all of a sudden they made city hall an hour earlier. If someone wants to say it's a coincidence, they can. I'm going to say it's because we kept showing up, but . . .

Christopher Mitchell: So is that more difficult for you then? Is that what you're saying?

Ron Placone: Yeah, because it's at 5:00 p.m. now. It used to be at, like, 6:30, and then all of a sudden they were like, it's 5:00 now. And it's like, gee, what happened? And it wasn't just us. I mean, there's been some issues of police brutality in Pasadena. I don't know if you've seen it in the news, so a lot of people were protesting and stuff like that, which probably more of the reason, but so they made city hall and hour earlier. So it'ss part of the reason why I haven't been going much. Now it's really hard to get there.

Christopher Mitchell: How did you have a group of people at your back when you started going to city hall? Because I think this is one of the first questions we get from folks is, I feel like I'm alone in my community — what can I do?

Ron Placone: We announced it on the Jimmy Dore Show.

Christopher Mitchell: Yeah, so that's nice if you have that available.

Ron Placone: Well that is, and I tell people that I want to help any way I can and one of the ways I can is I do have access to some reasonably sizable platforms, not only — and Jimmy's been very supportive of this. He knows it's something I care about a lot. You know, a lot of the net neutrality and municipal broadband content that the show puts out are things I produce, and he's always been supportive of doing those segments. So I do stuff there and then I also do stuff on my own channel, Get Your News On With Ron, which has a lot of information on it. It's not as big, but it has a lot of information on it. And then I also do a collaboration with Mike Figueredo of the Humanist Report, another really good YouTube personality, and he's based up in Portland. The northwest has a lot going on with muni broadband, as you're aware, and so he's kind of, you know, really digging out there. So, we're doing what we can with our platforms to try to amplify this.

Christopher Mitchell: Have you tried doing any in person events? I mean, I know that you're aware of the Broadband and Beers that Fort Collins had done that worked for them and, and we'd like to make that happen nationwide. Just finding the time to try to create that sort of a movement is difficult. But have you tried doing a physical event aside from city council meeting?

Ron Placone: So I have my comedy tour, which is called the Progressive Comedy tour, and I do it with another comedian named Graham Elwood. And it's just a stand up tour. Like, we're both regulars on the Jimmy Dore Show. We both have our own shows — I have Get Your News On With Ron; he has a show called Political Vigilante — and we've been going across the country. And I will say, every single show — and I've always directed people to your website, Chris — every show, there's been at least two or three people that come up to me that said, "Hey, I'm trying to get municipal broadband here."

Christopher Mitchell: Oh that's cool.

Ron Placone: Which is really fricking cool. And so, you know, we've been doing these shows, people have been coming out, and these are people that really want to do something in their community. You know, we're all so busy these days. People are working two and three jobs. It's fricking nuts out there. But still, they're hungry for change and they're hungry to do something. And maybe they heard about Muni broadband from me, and now they're really into it. They're saying, "Yeah, I want to send you stuff," and I'm like, please do. I mean, I think part of the appeal of it is that they're watching me fight for this too in real time, and I've been documenting all of it. You know, like when the city hall happened and they told us, "Oh, we can't afford it. Sorry, here's one case study. Oops," I documented my response. Like, as soon as it was over, I streamed on my channel and I just said, "Gee, I'm glad we got this far, but man, the results were disappointing." Then I showed my response, which, you know, I wanted to show my appreciation that they took the time to do it, but also I feel like this was a little not as thorough as it should have been and I think we need to keep this conversation going. So now I'm trying to get, you know, my city turned onto these resources. So, to make a long answer longer, I think Broadband and Brews is a fantastic idea, and I've been trying to find ways to kind of incorporate the touring I'm doing with different causes. You know, we have different groups show up and table. Veterans for Peace shows up to our shows. PM Press shows up to our shows. The DSA shows up. Movement for a People's Party shows up. If we come out to your area, I would love it if you guys showed up. And we're going to be coming to Minneapolis at some point because it's one of my favorite cities in the world. I just can't come during certain times of the year, Chris, as I'm very fragile. I do not handle snow.

Christopher Mitchell: I have to tell you, my wife and I just saw Demitri Martin last week here, and he made it a part of his act. I think most of the comedians I've probably seen in the winter have some kind of riff about it that they'll do, so you know, it can be helpful.

Ron Placone: Well you guys know how to handle it. I mean, I'll say that. You know, I used to drive around 45 weeks a year, so I certainly have had my share of winter in my lifetime. But I was never worried whenever I was up in the Minnesota area because I knew they knew how to take care of it. I knew those roads were always going to be clear. Now if you get out into the rural Dakotas, which had been there, then it gets a little bit no man's land-y, but . . .

Christopher Mitchell: Well let me bring you back and ask you about — because you're very politically savvy. I mean the groups that you've named, you're involved with Democratic Socialists who have taken an idea that used to be verboten and in turned it into something that a whole movement is operating behind. When it comes to municipal broadband or more largely net neutrality, I feel like there are people and elected officials who are taking this as something that they should be championing, but I'm also seeing from a lot of elected officials a sense that people don't vote on this. You know, people will talk about it, it might motivate them to do some things, but we've not seen an impact at the ballot box. What do you think about that?

Ron Placone: There's a couple of things going on there. First of all, I think that net neutrality is not covered as much as it needs to be, and a lot of cases, it's not necessarily covered honestly. You know, I'll use MSNBC for as an example. They're owned by Comcast. You're not going to find an honest net neutrality piece from them, or at least I sure haven't. So that's part of it. I think another part of it is, people are aware of it when they shine a light on it and then they just think that the battle is over or that we don't have to worry about it anymore. You know, when John Oliver did that segment on net neutrality when we were about to lose it, they crashed the FCC's website because so many people wrote comments.

Christopher Mitchell: Yeah, millions of people.

Ron Placone: And when they actually take an honest poll of it, when it's, like, an issue that's in the blogosphere or news-sphere or whatever you want to call it, about 83+ percent of Americans favor net neutrality all across the political aisle.

Christopher Mitchell: I've seen that too.

Ron Placone: But then what happens is people go, "Well, we haven't really seen any effects yet." And I think the general person isn't necessarily aware of, well you haven't seen any effects yet because we're battling this out in court. You know, when Ajit Pai said, "Hey, the loss of net neutrality is going to bring about more jobs." The only area where he was right about that was when it comes to attorneys because they've been working plenty because they've had plenty of work, either defending net neutrality or defending Ajit Pai's FCC in court, because that's what's been going on. People have just been battling in court. So I think the general person isn't really cognizant of the entire war, metaphorical war, going on around this issue. They just kind of become aware when a battle happens. And I think that's largely the fault of the press. Plus let's be honest, it's not the sexiest issue at face value, you know.

Christopher Mitchell: Let's bring it back to Pasadena. And you're absolutely right. Although I think you going back to 2004, it's wonderful. A lot of people think I've been around since 2013, and so this is a long going issue. Just the fact that most people know what it is now is remarkable. But I wanted to ask you, those kinds of people who aren't paying as close attention, do you think you need to mobilize them to get Pasadena to move forward or is that not necessary to get Pasadena to move forward?

Ron Placone: Oh, I think you need to mobilize as many people as possible because I think this is going to be one of those things. It might take a ballot initiative. It might take an alliance, which involves some people running for office. I think it's going to take a big local push, and one of the things I've been trying to do — you know, I think messaging just really needs to be on par. An organization that I'm really excited about — I mean, I like Free Press a lot. I've been following them for years, pretty much since they started. Fight for the Future I think has really been knocking it out of the park as of recent. I really love what they're doing. And a lot of these organizations are a little more specifically net neutrality focus because they understand that we really need to hold the front lines. The way I like to see it — and I hate to use these war metaphors because I am like one of the biggest passivists I know when it comes to the literal thing. But in the metaphorical world, net neutrality is kind of the battle for the net that we have to win, but muni broadband all across the freaking country, that's the war, so to speak. And that's what we really need to do to win this thing once and for all, and to make sure that the Internet is always going to be the open platform and the medium we know it as. It's going to take city-owned Internet all across the country, and you know, the proof's in the pudding worldwide. I mean all the countries that did this in the first place, they get better speeds than we do, better access than we do, and they usually pay a much cheaper price for it. The countries that did what we did and handed it over to corporate interest and allowed organized duopolies to happen, their access kind of sucks. Look at Australia. So you know, the proof is out there that this is a very important thing and cities that were ahead of the curve, they're kind of celebrated. I mean look at Chattanooga — they're Gig City now. They sniffed this out early on. They've had their municipal service since 2014. They were ahead of the curve. I think that there needs to be some strong messaging there. I'm trying to get #BigCable to really catch on, on social media. I think it's the next important chapter. But you know, there's so much going on right now and it's such a divisive time politically on so many levels, as we know — and we could open that can of worms and be talking all day — that I think a lot of people, they sort of see this as this is kind of something we have to put on the back burner. My perspective is, look, I understand how you might come to that conclusion, but here's the deal. Without an efficient communication vehicle, any other effort we have in this country is futile. We need to have an efficient communication vehicle. Go ask the firefighters in California who got their data throttled while they were fighting a fire how important that is, and it's because of the loss of net neutrality that that was allowed to happen, that Verizon was able to get away with that nonsense.

Christopher Mitchell: Yeah, I think it's worth — I mean, I'm always a little bit touchy about that example because it's not clear that Verizon would have not been able to throttle them, but the important thing is the FCC would have been able to step in and resolve it, which is something that we lost. There's always people who are looking to try and discredit people like you and I if anything is said inelegantly, so I wanted to make sure we nailed that down. Do you have any last thoughts here as we're wrapping up the interview that we didn't get a chance to talk about?

Ron Placone: Well I just want to let people know — I know that your following are other people that are really into these issues. If you're in Southern California or in Pasadena, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. RonPlacone.com is my website. Right now is just kind of an informal task force of me and people that are, you know, usually affiliated with my show in most cases, kind of helping out in any way they can. So please, if you want to get involved directly, please reach out to me.

Christopher Mitchell: You record a live news show, and they can jump in on the comments and talk about muni broadband there. What time do you record usually?

Ron Placone: Mondays through Thursdays, 1 p.m. eastern time / 10 a.m. pacific time. And it's just Get Your News On With Ron. It's just on my YouTube channel, youtube.com/ronplacone. And if you're into, hey, how do I get started in my town, obviously Institute for Local Self-Reliance, you guys provide great, phenomenal resources that I tap into all the time. And also, you know, you can look at my playlist and you can see what I did at my city hall. Some people have asked me for my transcript. I've sent it to everybody that has asked. You know, I'm more than happy to share that if you want it written out or you can watch what I did at my city hall and do it at yours and see what happens. So ronplacone.com, youtube.com/ronplacone, and @ronplacone on Twitter.

Christopher Mitchell: Great. Thanks for coming on. It's great to hear not just that you're doing great things, but that everywhere you go you're finding people that are trying to figure this out.

Ron Placone: I think we're slowly starting to build the movement, Chris. And thank you for doing what you do because I mean, you guys are the backbone. And you guys have been for a long time now, so it is essential what you guys are doing and I look forward to us collaborating more in the future.

Lisa Gonzalez: That was Christopher and Ron Placone, comedian, YouTuber, and broadband advocate. We have transcripts for this and other podcasts available at muninetworks.org/broadbandbits. Email us at podcast@muninetworks.org with your ideas for the show. Follow Chris on Twitter. His handle is @communitynets. Follow muninetworks.org stories on Twitter. The handle is @muninetworks. Subscribe to this podcast and the other podcasts from ILSR, Building Local Power and the Local Energy Rules podcast. You can access them wherever you get your podcasts. Don't miss out on important research from all of our initiatives. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter at ilsr.org, and while you're there, please take a moment to donate. Follow us on Instagram. We're ILSR74. Thank you to Arne Huseby for the song Warm Duck Shuffle, licensed through Creative Commons, and thank you for listening to episode 347 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast.

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What I cannot see in this article, or anywhere else for that matter is how much money has already been spent on the Brown Streak train? How much has the state spent on the current segment near Fresno? ...and how much more is needed to complete the current 118 mile segment? We need to know where we stand on our 'investment'. Whatever that is you can expect cost overruns (change orders) in the range of 30% to add to that figure based on HSR's previous track record. And you can add the $3.5 billion fed 'clawback' to the taxpayer bill. Once we get a real accounting of what's at stake I think the state taxpayers will be shocked. At that point, I think the 'Theory of Holes' will be applied: Whenever you find yourself deeper and deeper in the hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
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Dal sito ita.altadefinizione.co.in, jigo07019237 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Diabolik sono io è un film di genere documentario del 2019, diretto da Giancarlo Soldi. Uscita al cinema il 11 marzo 2019. Durata 105 minuti. Distribuito da Nexo Digital. Oltre a mostrare rari materiali d’archivio della casa editrice, il docu-film, si rivelerà anche un’indagine avvincente che cercherà una possibile spiegazione del mistero legato ad Angelo Zarcone (interpretato dall’attore Lucian
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Dal sito ita.altadefinizione.co.in, jigo07019237 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: C'è tempo è un film di genere commedia del 2019, diretto da Walter Veltroni, con Stefano Fresi e Simona Molinari. Uscita al cinema il 07 marzo 2019. Durata 107 minuti. Distribuito da Vision Distribution. Cinema e buoni sentimenti. Il Veltroni che tutti conosciamo, che sia durante un comizio politico o nel suo esordio nel lungometraggio di finzione. Viaggio di due fratelli estranei, uno tredicenn
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Dal sito ita.altadefinizione.co.in, jigo07019237 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Ancora auguri per la tua morte è un film di genere horror, thriller del 2019, diretto da Christopher Landon, con Jessica Rothe e Ruby Modine. Uscita al cinema il 28 febbraio 2019. Durata 100 minuti. Distribuito da Universal Pictures. Il regista Christopher Landon si è fatto le ossa come sceneggiatore: ha iniziato col film Disturbia e qualche episodio di Dirty Sexy Money prima di scrivere per la
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Dal sito ita.altadefinizione.co.in, jigo07019237 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Croce e Delizia è un film di genere commedia del 2019, diretto da Simone Godano, con Alessandro Gassmann e Fabrizio Bentivoglio. Uscita al cinema il 28 febbraio 2019. Durata 100 minuti. Distribuito da Warner Bros. Pictures. L'espressione "Croce e delizia" si riferisce all'amore, che, come in molti sanno, è spesso tormento e nello stesso tempo motivo di gioia. A definirlo per la prima volta così
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Dal sito ita.altadefinizione.co.in, jigo07019237 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Nel 1962, Tony "Tony Lip" Vallelonga, un duro buttafuori, cerca lavoro quando il suo night club è chiuso per lavori di ristrutturazione. L'offerta più promettente risulta essere il driver per il pianista afro-americano classico Don Shirley per un tour di concerti negli stati del profondo sud. Sebbene non sia entusiasta di lavorare per un uomo di colore, Tony accetta il lavoro e iniziano il loro v
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          Cinema - cb01 Asterix e il segreto della pozione magica cinblog01 ita gratis streaming (jigo07019237)      Cache   Translate Page      
Dal sito ita.altadefinizione.co.in, jigo07019237 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Asterix e il segreto della pozione magica è un film di genere animazione, avventura, azione, family del 2018, diretto da Louis Clichy, Alexandre Astier, con Christian Clavier e Guillaume Briat. Uscita al cinema il 07 marzo 2019. Durata 105 minuti. Distribuito da Notorious Pictures. Asterix e il segreto della pozione magica, il film di Alexandre Astier e Louis Clichy, racconta una nuova e inedita
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Dal sito ita.altadefinizione.co.in, jigo07019237 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Domani è un altro Giorno è un film di genere drammatico, commedia del 2019, diretto da Simone Spada, con Valerio Mastandrea e Marco Giallini. Uscita al cinema il 28 febbraio 2019. Durata 100 minuti. Distribuito da Medusa Film. Il primo dei conti da chiudere, è trovare una sistemazione proprio a Pato. I quattro giorni della loro ritrovata amicizia sono finiti. Tommaso sta per prendere l'aereo e no
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Dal sito ita.altadefinizione.co.in, jigo07019237 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Dragon Ball Super: Broly è un film di genere animazione, azione, fantasy del 2018, diretto da Tatsuya Nagamine. Uscita al cinema il 28 febbraio 2019. Durata 100 minuti. Distribuito da Anime Factory di Koch Media. Dragon Ball Super: Broly, il film d'animazione diretto da Tatsuya Nagamine, ventesimo film del franchise di Dragon Ball creato da Akira Toriyama. Un pianeta distrutto, una potente raz
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          Storia - L'impiccato di Leonardo: chi era quest'uomo? (mariapaolamacioci)      Cache   Translate Page      
mariapaolamacioci scrive nella categoria Storia che: Tutti certamente conoscete il famoso disegno di Leonardo da Vinci noto come "l'impiccato", ma sapete chi è l'uomo ritratto in una così triste condizione? Si trattava di Bernardo Bandini Baroncelli, che aveva preso parte alla celebre "congiura dei Pazzi" a Firenze con l'intento di uccidere i Medici. Giuliano morì, ma la vendetta di Lorenzo fu terribile. Baroncelli riuscì a fuggire, ma dopo un anno
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          Tecnologie - Non più pallottole ma mini-razzi: pistole adatte all'epoca spaziale (Zarlock)      Cache   Translate Page      
Zarlock scrive nella categoria Tecnologie che: Soltanto perché una tecnologia viene fatta funzionare in un determinato modo, non significa che sia "l'unico adatto allo scopo". In determinate circostanze, tuttavia, esso avrebbe costituito effettivamente l'approccio maggiormente idoneo alla finalità di partenza. In un momento imprecisato verso la fine degli anni '60, le cronache del crimine riportano di una rapina molto fuori dal comune: un uom
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cheapbondclean scrive nella categoria Siti Web che: Cheap bond cleaning is a well-known company for all house cleaning services and they work only for customer satisfaction. They are affordable in price or high quality. They are up to date with time and they use the latest and best equipment for cleaning. They also prefer a healthy environment that’s why they use eco-friendly chemicals. They have expert cleaning team and they have proper knowledge
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          Gastronomia - Osteria a Este nuova apertura - Osteria "dai Colleghi" (AlessandroBalbo)      Cache   Translate Page      
AlessandroBalbo scrive nella categoria Gastronomia che: Osteria Tigelleria Enoteca “Dai Colleghi” è una nuova osteria in centro ad Este da poco completamente rinnovata. Per noi la politica dal “produttore al consumatore” è molto importante: un MUST che cerchiamo di migliorare ogni giorno
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          Amore e Coppia - Scopri se tuo marito ti tradisce? (allmobileworld)      Cache   Translate Page      
allmobileworld scrive nella categoria Amore e Coppia che: Come scoprire se tuo marito sta tradendo\r\n\r\nLa tua confusione su come scoprire se tuo marito ti tradisce con Spymaster Pro. Il software facile da usare ti darà la chiarezza sui dubbi di tuo marito.\r\n\r\nI matrimoni moderni devono affrontare molte distrazioni per superare la prova del tempo. Poiché la tecnologia ha aiutato molte vite a migliorare grazie al suo meccanismo di facile utilizzo e
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          Basket - Virtus: via Sacripanti dentro Djordjevic (StefanoSarti1977)      Cache   Translate Page      
StefanoSarti1977 scrive nella categoria Basket che: Cambio di panchina in casa Virtus Bologna. E' stato esonerato Pino Sacripanti e al suo posto arriva Aleksander Djordjevic. La decisone è stata presa dopo la sconfitta contro Cantù e a pochi giorni dal ritorno degli ottavi di finale della champions league contro Le Mans. All'andata in Francia è terminata 74 a 74 quindi la partita di Bologna sarà determinante per il passaggio del turno. Djordjevic
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          Societa' - Un pomeriggio a Camerino, la gente, la volontà e la speranza (MarcoCostarelli)      Cache   Translate Page      
Dal sito https:/ marcocostarelli.com, MarcoCostarelli scrive nella categoria Societa' che: C'è un'associazione che si chiama "Io Non Crollo", opera a Camerino e fa un lavoro difficile, quello di ricostruire giorno dopo giorno una comunità ancora molto ferita dal sisma del 2016. Il centro storico della città è ancora "zona rossa" presidiata dall'esercito. In tutta questa gente ho visto tenacia e speranza, la voglia di tornare ad esserci, non arrendersi e comunque ripartire. Senso di c
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          Cultura - Per i trent'anni di World Wide Web, ho scritto qualche mia considerazione e fatto un'istallazione artistica. (MarcoCostarelli)      Cache   Translate Page      
Dal sito https:/ marcocostarelli.com, MarcoCostarelli scrive nella categoria Cultura che: Oggi si celebrano i 30 anni del Web.\r\nFino a poco tempo fa le notizie più interessanti trovavano più spazi e canali di amplificazione in questo mondo digitale. Spero che questa sia solamente una mia impressione, forse evidenziata da quello che mi capita di verificare sui social network, che stanno diventando una vera e propria corsa alla pazzia, dove se non ti metti a pubblicare di tutto rischi
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          MotoGP - DopoGP con Nico Cereghini e Giovanni Zamagni. Il GP del Qatar 2019 - VIDEO (miguel)      Cache   Translate Page      
miguel scrive nella categoria MotoGP che: DOPOGP CON NICO CEREGHINI E GIOVANNI ZAMAGNI. IL GP DEL QATAR 2019: gara delle sorprese: dopo il duello Dovi/Marquez vinto dal pilota Ducati, Crutchlow sul podio, grande Suzuki, delusione Yamaha anche se Valentino Rossi rimonta fino al quinto posto. Gara condizionata dalle gomme e finita col reclamo: tutti contro Ducati. L'ingegnere chiarisce la materia del contendere: regolamento, circolare del
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DopoGP con Nico Cereghini e Giovanni Zamagni. Il GP del Qatar 2019 - VIDEO
          Champions League - Juventus-Atletico Madrid in TV e in streaming (mastone)      Cache   Translate Page      
mastone scrive nella categoria Champions League che: Juventus-Atletico Madrid è la partita di ritorno degli ottavi di finale di Champions League. Si gioca stasera alle ore 21 all’Allianz Stadium di Torino, dove ci sarà il tutto esaurito per un incasso di circa 5 milioni di euro. Alla Juventus serve un’impresa per qualificarsi ai quarti. Dovrà infatti ribaltare la sconfitta per 2-0 subita all’andata, vincendo con lo stesso risultato per proseguire a
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          Automobili - Nuova Mazda CX-30 il nuovo Crossover che mancava (evyna)      Cache   Translate Page      
evyna scrive nella categoria Automobili che: Un’ auto che mancava, o quanto meno un veicolo che va a completare l’offerta della Casa Giapponese. Un po’ più lunga della piccola CX-3 e dei suoi 427 cm , ma meno imponente dell’ultima Mazda 3 che misura 4.46 m, la nuova arrivata ha un’architettura SkyActiv, già usata per la berlina compatta a fine 2018. Misura 439 cm di lunghezza e promette di essere più abitabile della CX-3, sulla linea è di m
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Nuova Mazda CX-30 il nuovo Crossover che mancava
          Cellulari - Elephone A6 Mini, smartphone low cost con scanner laterale, e doppia fotocamera posteriore (MarquisPhoenix)      Cache   Translate Page      
MarquisPhoenix scrive nella categoria Cellulari che: FABRIZIO FERRARA - Per il prezzo al quale anche la versione con più memoria viene venduta, e considerando che lo street price di questo genere di telefoni è spesso ulteriormente calmierato da promozioni, è ben difficile trovare difetti all'Elephone A6 Mini, di cui è apprezzabile in particolar modo l'ampio display, e l'inusuale (per un low cost) scanner biometrico laterale. Per fortuna, il sistema
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Elephone A6 Mini, smartphone low cost con scanner laterale, e doppia fotocamera posteriore
          Psiche - la sindrome di Peter Pan e tutti i rimedi per superarla (SaraSalini)      Cache   Translate Page      
SaraSalini scrive nella categoria Psiche che: Ecco cosa ha detto James Barrie, autore del romanzo, sulla sua creatura.\r\n\r\nLa sindrome di Peter Pan riguarda (non me ne vogliate) soprattutto i maschietti. Avete mai notato che quando chiedete al vostro fidanzato di sparecchiare, gettare la spazzatura e/o lavare i piatti vi regala la stessa faccia che farebbe se gli diceste «Amore, ci sono le SS alla porta!».Eh sì, le persone affette da ques
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la sindrome di Peter Pan e tutti i rimedi per superarla
          Champions League - Juve-Atletico, Allegri ha deciso cosa fare! (CosimoMercato)      Cache   Translate Page      
Dal sito calcioemercatolive.com, CosimoMercato scrive nella categoria Champions League che: Tra meno di due ore Juventus e Atletico Madrid scenderanno in campo allo Stadium per il match di ritorno degli ottavi di finale di Champions League. Ricordiamo che all'andata i colchoneros si sono imposti per 2-0. Massimiliano Allegri ha sciolto tutti i dubbi per cercare la rimonta. Le scelte del tecnico livornese sembravano scontate, e invece complice anche l'infortunio rimediato da Douglas Cost
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Juve-Atletico, Allegri ha deciso cosa fare!
          Viaggi - Un itinerario alla scoperta di 5 imperdibili borghi dell'appennino tosco-emiliano (italianiafiji)      Cache   Translate Page      
italianiafiji scrive nella categoria Viaggi che: La sua cima più alta è il Monte Cimone, con i suoi 2165 metri d’altitudine. Solo quattro cime dell’appennino tosco-emiliano superano i duemila metri. Dall’appennino parmense a quello reggiano, dal modenese al bolognese fino a giungere sul versante toscano, dalla Lunigiana alla Montagna Pistoiese, dalla Svizzera Pesciatina alla Montagna di Marliana, dalla Garfagnana alla val Bisenzio, dai Monti de
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          Napoli - Ennesima emergenza rifiuti a Torre Del Greco (lasfinge)      Cache   Translate Page      
lasfinge scrive nella categoria Napoli che: Dalle elezioni dello scorso giugno a Torre Del Greco sono passati quasi 9 mesi, ma non accenna a trovare soluzione l'emergenza cronica nella raccolta dei rifiuti: si era vincolati ad un contratto capestro, poi c'è stata la revoca della vecchia società ed il subentrare di un'altra: non più la storica Gema, ma la nuova Buttol, quest'ultima con un incarico semestrale, eppure cambiando l'ordine dei f
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Ennesima emergenza rifiuti a Torre Del Greco
          Web Design - 4 modi per verificare se il tuo blog/sito è adatto al mondo mobile (AgenziaWebItalia)      Cache   Translate Page      
AgenziaWebItalia scrive nella categoria Web Design che: Sei sicuro che il tuo sito sia adatto al mobile? Se preferisci controllare di persona, ecco un articolo che ti illustra 4 diversi metodi per controllare se le pagine del tuo blog/sito sono ben visibili e funzionanti su telefonini e tablet, dal metodo più affidabile ... a quello che richiede meno tempo:\r\n 1. Il metodo più affidabile\r\n 2. La verifica del sito con Google Chrome DevTools\r\n 3
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          Video online - YouTube rilascia i filtri AR per le Storie, e novità per YouTube Music e Premium (MarquisPhoenix)      Cache   Translate Page      
MarquisPhoenix scrive nella categoria Video online che: FABRIZIO FERRARA - YouTube sta amplificando sempre più le potenzialità di Assistant, e dei suoi speaker Home ma, ciò nonostante, perché ciò accada sul serio, sarebbe bene rimuovere certi limiti, come quello che rende necessario abbonarsi a YouTube Premium per poter impostare YouTube Music come player predefinito per lo streaming. Anche nel caso delle Storie, il limite dei 10 mila follower va abol
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          Video divertenti - Checco Zalone - Il posto fisso non si lascia - VIDEO (miguel)      Cache   Translate Page      
miguel scrive nella categoria Video divertenti che: CHECCO ZALONE IL POSTO FISSO NON SI LASCIA: Quo vado? è un film del 2016 diretto da Gennaro Nunziante e interpretato da Checco Zalone. Quarto film con protagonista Zalone dopo Cado dalle nubi, Che bella giornata e Sole a catinelle, in poco più di un mese e mezzo nelle sale ha incassato 65,3 milioni di euro, giungendo vicino a superare il primato di Avatar di 65,7 milioni di euro circa e battendo
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Checco Zalone - Il posto fisso non si lascia - VIDEO
          Calciomercato - Milan, ecco l'offerta dalla Premier con una plusvalenza capogiro (CosimoMercato)      Cache   Translate Page      
CosimoMercato scrive nella categoria Calciomercato che: Il Milan ha centrato la quinta vittoria consecutiva. Contro il Chievoverona infatti è arrivata la vittoria che permette di lasciare i cugini nerazzurri a un punto di distacco. Importante perché a breve ci sarà il derby. Intanto ci sono le coppe europee e la dirigenza rossonera che non sarà impegnata, ha modo di pensare al prossimo calciomercato. Stiamo parlando del mercato in uscita, da dove in e
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Milan, ecco l
          Cinema - film completo Diabolik sono io italiano streaming ita gratis guarda (nishapa25579884)      Cache   Translate Page      
nishapa25579884 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Diabolik sono io, il docu-film diretto da Giancarlo Soldi, propone un inedito identikit del mitico ladro creato dalle sorelle Giussani, Diabolik. Un'indagine avvincente sul mistero del primo disegnatore di Diabolik, inspiegabilmente scomparso senza lasciare tracce dopo aver consegnato le tavole del primo albo della saga. Il film guiderà gli spettatori attraverso la storia dell’intuizione di du
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          Soldi - Dove trovare i migliori pronostici (CristianUltramanRusso)      Cache   Translate Page      
CristianUltramanRusso scrive nella categoria Soldi che: Vincere con le scommesse non è facile. Ogni giorno milioni di persone giocano schedine che alla fine si riveleranno perdenti. Ciò perché esistono molte incognite nel betting. Infatti ci sono professionisti specializzati in questo settore che effettuano studi lunghissimi su ogni partita. Ma dove trovarli? Purtroppo molti fantomatici guru si spacciano per esperti per poi rivelarsi dei veri e propri
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          Cinema - film completo Croce e Delizia italiano streaming ita guarda gratis (nishapa25579884)      Cache   Translate Page      
nishapa25579884 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: L'espressione "Croce e delizia" si riferisce all'amore, che, come in molti sanno, è spesso tormento e nello stesso tempo motivo di gioia. A definirlo per la prima volta così è stato Francesco Maria Piave nel libretto de La Traviata, una delle opere più famose di Giuseppe Verdi. In particolare è Alfredo a cantare, nella quinta scena del primo atto: "Di quell'amor che è palpito/dell'universo inte
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          Calciomercato - Inter, 5 nomi stellari per il dopo Icardi (CosimoMercato)      Cache   Translate Page      
CosimoMercato scrive nella categoria Calciomercato che: Il futuro dell'Inter è sempre più senza la presenza di Mauro Icardi. L'argentino potrebbe comunque restare in Italia: la Juventus continua a fare pressing per portarlo in estate a Torino. Ma c'è anche il Napoli, che già due estati fa ha cercato di portare l'ex capitano dell'Inter ai piedi del Vesuvio. Intanto però la dirigenza nerazzurra non resta ferma, stando visionando diversi giocatori import
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          Cinema - (Animazione) Dragon Ball Super: Broly italiano streaming ita gratis guarda (nishapa25579884)      Cache   Translate Page      
nishapa25579884 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Toriyama stesso partecipa a due lungometraggi, Dragon Ball Z: La battaglia degli Dei (2013) e Dragon Ball Z: La resurrezione di "F" (2015), collocati temporalmente nel periodo che deciderà di sviluppare nella serie che segue, cioè... ATTO VII: Dragon Ball Super (2015-2018, 131 episodi) si incastra tra il terzultimo e penultimo capitolo del manga (517-518, dove c'è un salto temporale di dieci anni
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          Cinema - film completo Domani è un altro Giorno italiano streaming ita gratis guarda (nishapa25579884)      Cache   Translate Page      
Dal sito ita.altadefinizione.co.in, nishapa25579884 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: I quattro giorni intensi che i due amici trascorrono insieme nel film Domani è un altro giorno, sono stati vissuti nel 2015 nel film spagnolo-argentino Truman - Un amico vero è per sempre, vincitore di cinque premi Goya. In questo remake italiano, dunque, Valerio Mastandrea e Marco Giallini interpretano i ruoli precedentemente ricoperti da Javier Cámara e Ricardo Darín, rispettivamente, l'introve
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          Cinema - film completo Captain Marvel italiano streaming ita gratis guarda (nishapa25579884)      Cache   Translate Page      
nishapa25579884 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Captain Marvel è un film di genere azione, avventura, fantascienza del 2019, diretto da Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, con Brie Larson e Samuel L. Jackson. Uscita al cinema il 06 marzo 2019. Durata 124 minuti. Distribuito da Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Nel cast principale del film troviamo anche Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Anette Bening nel ruolo della Suprema Intelligenza, il leader spirituale
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          Cinema - italiano completo Green Book film online ita hd streaming gratis (minesh22724992)      Cache   Translate Page      
minesh22724992 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Green Book è un film di genere drammatico, commedia del 2018, diretto da Peter Farrelly, con Viggo Mortensen e Mahershala Ali. Uscita al cinema il 31 gennaio 2019. Durata 130 minuti. Distribuito da Eagle Pictures. Green Book, il film diretto da Peter Farrelly, racconta del buttafuori Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), un italoamericano con un'educazione piuttosto sommaria che nel 1962 venne assunto c
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          Cinema - streaming online Asterix e il segreto della pozione magica film ita hd gratis (minesh22724992)      Cache   Translate Page      
minesh22724992 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Asterix e il segreto della pozione magica è un film di genere animazione, avventura, azione, family del 2018, diretto da Louis Clichy, Alexandre Astier, con Christian Clavier e Guillaume Briat. Uscita al cinema il 07 marzo 2019. Durata 105 minuti. Distribuito da Notorious Pictures. Asterix e il segreto della pozione magica, il film di Alexandre Astier e Louis Clichy, racconta una nuova e inedi
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          Cinema - online gratis film completo Domani è un altro Giorno ita streaming (minesh22724992)      Cache   Translate Page      
Dal sito ita.altadefinizione.co.in, minesh22724992 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Domani è un altro Giorno è un film di genere drammatico, commedia del 2019, diretto da Simone Spada, con Valerio Mastandrea e Marco Giallini. Uscita al cinema il 28 febbraio 2019. Durata 100 minuti. Distribuito da Medusa Film. I quattro giorni intensi che i due amici trascorrono insieme nel film Domani è un altro giorno, sono stati vissuti nel 2015 nel film spagnolo-argentino Truman - Un amico
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          Cinema - film completo Non sposate le mie figlie 2 italiano streaming ita gratis guarda (minesh22724992)      Cache   Translate Page      
minesh22724992 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Non sposate le mie figlie 2 è un film di genere commedia del 2019, diretto da Philippe de Chauveron, con Christian Clavier e Chantal Lauby. Uscita al cinema il 07 marzo 2019. Durata 99 minuti. Distribuito da 01 Distribution. Non sposate le mie figlie 2, nel film diretto da Philippe de Chauveron, tornano protagonisti i coniugi Claude (Christian Clavier) e Marie (Chantal Lauby), che sembrano orm
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          Cinema - Captain Marvel italiano film completo streaming hd gratis online (minesh22724992)      Cache   Translate Page      
minesh22724992 scrive nella categoria Cinema che: Captain Marvel è un film di genere azione, avventura, fantascienza del 2019, diretto da Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, con Brie Larson e Samuel L. Jackson. Uscita al cinema il 06 marzo 2019. Durata 124 minuti. Distribuito da Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Captain Marvel, il film diretto da Anna Boden e Ryan Flec, è un'avventura completamente nuova che mostrerà al pubblico un periodo storico mai
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          Fitness - Ernia del disco: ecco come comportarsi (naturalbodybuilder)      Cache   Translate Page      
naturalbodybuilder scrive nella categoria Fitness che: Una delle lesioni più comuni è l'ernia del disco. La lesione può colpire qualsiasi vertebra nella nostra colonna vertebrale, ma si verifica principalmente nella regione lombare della schiena. Quello che succede è che il disco si rompe con la fuoriuscita della sostanza gelatinosa che si trova nel disco, il disco può anche sporgere e sporgere tra le vertebre. Ci sono molti diversi trattamenti con d
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          Casa e immobili - APRIRE UN BED AND BREAKFAST: ALCUNI CONSIGLI UTILI (IdeArredoBagno)      Cache   Translate Page      
Dal sito https:/ idearredobagno.it, IdeArredoBagno scrive nella categoria Casa e immobili che: RISTRUTTURARE UN BED AND BREAKFAST PER OFFRIRE SOGGIORNI PERFETTI Negli ultimi anni abbiamo assistito al moltiplicarsi dell’offerta di camere, alloggi e sistemazioni di vario genere per accogliere turisti e vacanzieri in ogni luogo. Considerata la forte concorrenza, mantenere alto il livello qualitativo e di servizi offerti al cliente diventa, soprattutto per un piccolo Bed end Breakfast, elem
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          MotoGP - ANALISI SUL GRAN PREMIO DEL QATAR (MassimilianoAmatosport)      Cache   Translate Page      
Dal sito https:/ massimilianoamatoblog.wordpress.com, MassimilianoAmatosport scrive nella categoria MotoGP che: Avvio scoppiettante della stagione 2019, infatti al momento la vittoria di Dovizioso è in sospeso, per il ricorso presentato dopo la gara dalle altre squadre, al di fuori della Yamaha. Proprio Dovizioso è stato il protagonista del Qatar, bissando il successo dell\\\'anno scorso con una sicurezza e maturità, che fa ben sperare per il proseguo del campionato. Promosso a pieni voti anche Marquez, an
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          Viaggi - Boeing 737 Max 8 precipitato in Etiopia, rischi anche in Italia: le compagnie che lo utilizzano (LucaScialo)      Cache   Translate Page      
LucaScialo scrive nella categoria Viaggi che: Addis Abeba. Capitale dell’Etiopia che a molti rievoca fatti storici. Nella fattispecie, la battaglia che ha portato alla nascita dell’Impero fascista. Ma da lunedì, per noi italiani, revocherà anche altro. Come ormai saprete, lunedì mattina un Boeing 737 Max 8 della Ethiopian Airlines, diretto a Nairobi con 157 persone a bordo, si è schiantato sei minuti dopo il decollo da Addis Abeba. Le 157 p
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Boeing 737 Max 8 precipitato in Etiopia, rischi anche in Italia: le compagnie che lo utilizzano
          Ricette - Cannoli siciliani: ricetta originale - VIDEO (miguel)      Cache   Translate Page      
miguel scrive nella categoria Ricette che: CANNOLI SICILIANI RICETTA ORIGINALE: i cannoli siciliani sono tra i dolci italiani più famosi e amati in tutto il mondo, con le loro inconfondibili bolle e la loro lucida crema di ricotta. Come tutte le ricette regionali, anche per i cannoli siciliani esistono segreti e versioni che cambiano da città a città o da famiglia a famiglia: c'è chi sceglie di aggiungere cacao e Marsala all'impasto, prop
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          Webmaster - Come adeguare il proprio sito WordPress al GDPR (sayhem)      Cache   Translate Page      
Dal sito https:/ www.freewordpress.it, sayhem scrive nella categoria Webmaster che: Di fatto, purtroppo, molti non capiscono neanche bene cosa voglia che si faccia su un sito in termini di GDPR: il punto chiave da comprendere è che dipende sempre da quello che fa il sito con i dati degli utenti. Il soddisfacimento del GDPR infatti non è regolabile in modo assoluto, ma ogni sito deve farsi un “esame di coscienza” e ragione su come vengano trattati i dati degli utenti, ammesso che
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          Twitter - Twitter: ecco i test di nuove conversazioni. Nuovo sistema di segnalazioni per post con dati personali (MarquisPhoenix)      Cache   Translate Page      
MarquisPhoenix scrive nella categoria Twitter che: FABRIZIO FERRARA - Sono curioso di vedere, come direbbe il Catarella di Montalbano, "di persona personalmente", quali novità sperimenterà Twitter con la sua app "pilota", del cui arrivo - in effetti - m'è giunta conferma per mail: speriamo, quindi, che il programma di collaudi si apra presto al mondo Android ma che, soprattutto, Twitter renda le sue conversazioni più intuitive da seguire, specie
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          Libri - Scrivere: seguire il cervello o il cuore? (Bunnister68gmailcom)      Cache   Translate Page      
Bunnister68gmailcom scrive nella categoria Libri che: Eh già. Quante volte siamo state colte dal classico furore creativo? Jack London lo chiama, nel suo testo "Pronto soccorso per scrittori esordienti" scrivere al calor bianco. Ovvero sotto una tensione continua, una condizione di surriscaldamento emotivo che di certo fa bene alle idee ma forse non troppo alla scrittura. Partendo dai suggerimenti di Jack London, ecco una riflessione che sostanzia
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          Giochi - PlayStation Now, ufficiale, arriva la possibilità di giocare in streaming su PS4 e PC. (gsblogit)      Cache   Translate Page      
gsblogit scrive nella categoria Giochi che: Dopo una fase prevalentemente di Beta, Sony ha deciso di rendere disponibile per tutti, il servizio di streaming di videogiochi su diverse piattaforme, tra cui PS4 e PC, con un catalogo di oltre 600 titoli di cui 250 scaricabili tramite console (PS4) , il tutto accompagnato da un abbonamento, ma vediamo meglio di cosa si tratta e le specifiche per usufruirne. PC Windows Per quel che riguarda il
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          Societa' - Hotels Scanner – l’app per trovare le migliori offerte! (xantarmob)      Cache   Translate Page      
xantarmob scrive nella categoria Societa' che: Hotels Scanner per iPhone e Android è in assoluto una delle migliori applicazioni per cercare (ed eventualmente) prenotare una camera in un hotel in zona o in giro per il Mondo. Grazie al completissimo motore di ricerca (che raccoglie dati in tempo reale da tutti i sistemi di prenotazione mondiale) potrete cercare una stanza usando la geolocalizzazione, scegliendo per stelle, prezzi, recension
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          Giochi - Pa Pa Land – un arcade assolutamente unico nel suo genere! (xantarmob)      Cache   Translate Page      
xantarmob scrive nella categoria Giochi che: Meccaniche di gioco semplicissime, divertimento a pacchi e uno stile assolutamente unico nel suo genere. Questo è Pa Pa Land: Head Escape, il nuovo arcade da provare assolutamente sui vostri smartphone Android e iPhone! Lo scopo del gioco? Semplice: nei panni di una “testa” svolazzante dovrete sopravvivere schivando gli attacchi nemici, catturare quante più testoline possibili e, mano a man
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          Champions League - JUVENTUS - ATL. MADRID in Diretta Tv e Streaming (Livehere81)      Cache   Translate Page      
Livehere81 scrive nella categoria Champions League che: L'Atletico Madrid è il rivale che la Juventus ha affrontato più volte in Champions League senza vincere (1 pareggio, 2 sconfitte) o segnare (31 tentativi, 0 gol). L'Atletico Madrid è imbattuto in Champions League contro le squadre italiane con&nbsp;Diego Simeonealla sua guida (5 vittorie, 2 pareggi). In queste sette partite, ha incassato un solo gol:&nbsp;Kakà, nella vittoria contro il&n
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          Facebook - Facebook: svolta sulle violazioni della privacy, critiche da un ex investitore, data per la criptomoneta del social (MarquisPhoenix)      Cache   Translate Page      
MarquisPhoenix scrive nella categoria Facebook che: FABRIZIO FERRARA - Personalmente, credo anche io che tutta quest'enfasi di Zuckerberg sulla privacy sia un portare acqua a suo mulino, e che difficilmente si farà qualcosa di concreto, proprio perché il modello di business del social e delle sue app salterebbe in aria senza i dati degli utenti. In compenso, è positivo che almeno sulle violazioni della privacy commesse da terzi, l'atteggiamento de
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          Calcio - In arrivo la SERIE TV sul calcio malato, ecco CALCIOPOLI (mastone)      Cache   Translate Page      
mastone scrive nella categoria Calcio che: In arrivo la SERIE TV sul calcio malato, ecco CALCIOPOLI. Luca Barbareschi sta per produrre una serie tv su Calciopoli. La trama, però, non sarà incentrata sulle partite truccate e i protagonisti saranno i procuratori. L’attore e regista ha commentato così al quotidiano La Verità: Si fa la serie tv su Calciopoli? Sì, per Sky, sarà pronta tra un anno. Ma non sarà su Luciano Moggi, scudetti e pa
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          dal Mondo - India, la tensione col Pakistan fa felice Modi: rielezione più vicina (HelyRicci)      Cache   Translate Page      
HelyRicci scrive nella categoria dal Mondo che: La tensione tra India e Pakistan, riaffiorata con veemenza il mese scorso, sta facendo il gioco del primo ministro indiano Narendra Modi. Se prima dei fatti la sua rielezione era in bilico, l'ondata di nazionalismo che ha innescato la tensione con il Pakistan ha enormemente accresciuto le possibilità del Premier di ottenere un secondo mandato. A sorridere sono stati soprattutto i mercati, ai qua
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          Audio - Jabra Elite 45e: arrivate le nuove cuffie sportive con assistenti virtuali e super autonomia (MarquisPhoenix)      Cache   Translate Page      
MarquisPhoenix scrive nella categoria Audio che: FABRIZIO FERRARA - I nuovi auricolari Jabra Elite 45e sembrano ben adatti all\'uso sportivo per automia, velocità di ricarica, impermeabilità, comodità, e sicurezza: diciamo che, quando si fa sport in outdoor, sono i principali campi e settori ai quali si bada. Dal punto di vista della qualità audio, l\'azienda dichiara una buona resa sia durante lo streaming che nella gestione delle telefonate e
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          The top 35 St. Patrick's Day events in Toronto for 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

St. Patrick's Day events in Toronto for 2019 are ready to paint the town green for the luckiest day of the year. Grab your brightest duds and prepare to get down, shamrock-style. Green beer, pancakes, music and dance are just some of the ways the city is celebrating Celtic culture. 

Events you might want to check out:

The Official St. Patrick's Experience (March 15 @ Dora Keogh Pub)
Get the real Irish experience with a day of true Irish culture with Cork Wines and Whiskeys and music by Boosie Fade Club.
Guinness St. Patrick's Day (March 16 @ Polson Pier)
St. Patrick's Day is almost here and one of the biggest parties is back with the Guinness flowing alongside games, live music, pancakes and lots more.
St. Patrick's Day Party (March 16 @ Steam Whistle)
The Roundhouse is going green with a huge St. Patrick's Day party with traditional Irish entertainment, food, games, dancing and more.
St. Patrick's Day (March 16 @ Lavelle)
Soak in the city as Lavelle opens up its rooftop for a huge St. Patrick's Day party with food, drinks, music and more.
Back In The Day (March 16 @ Revival)
It's a tribute to old school hip-hop, R&B, dance, pop and reggae this St. Patrick's Day with DJ Mensa spinning all the best tunes into the night.
St. Patrick's Day Party (March 16 @ Against The Grain)
Get into the St. Patrick's spirit as The Urban Orchestra drops by Against the Grain to perform alongside festivities, drinks, food and prizes.
St Patrick's Day Party (March 16 @ The Fifth Social Club)
Grab your best green and head to the Fifth as St. Patrick's Day takes over with a night of live music, green beer, treats and takeaways.
St. Patrick's Eve (March 16 @ The Rec Room)
Diggy the DJ is ready to get everyone moving for St. Patrick's Day with all the best old and new hits playing all night.
Firefly Pub (March 16 @ The 519)
Back again is this huge annual St. Patrick's Day party for queer and queer allies with a night of live music, food and lots of dancing.
St. Patrick's Eve Ultimate Party (March 16 @ Pogue Mahone)
Get your drinking pants on and grab your pot 'o' gold because Pogue Mahone is ready to ring in St. Paddy's with green bubbly, music and more.
St. Patrick's Eve (March 16 @ The Pour House)
St. Patrick's Day gets started at Pour House with a big party including a green bubbly midnight toast, live tunes and lots of shenanigans.
St. Paddy's Eve (March 16 @ Murphy's Law)
The St. Patrick's festivities kick off on the east side at Murphy's Law with live bands playing all night and a green bubbly toast at midnight.
Pancake Kegger (March 16 @ Nightowl)
Fill up on all the pancakes you can eat at the second edition of this big pancake kegger with green beer, party favours and live music.
Ultimate St. Paddy's Eve Party (March 16 @ Dominion Pub & Kitchen)
It's a regular shindig at Dominion with St. Patrick's festivities on all night with live music, green bubbly and lots of Guinness.
Pre-St.Patty's Party (March 16 @ The Cavern Bar)
A sea of green is what you can expect at this big pre-St. Patty's party with live music from 90's cover band Gen-X rocking out all night long.
Shamrocks & Shenanigans (March 16 @ Maezo)
Dance it out to all the best mixes at this St. Patrick's Day party featuring Toronto's own, award-winning DJ DC keeping things hot.
St. Paddy's Green Eggs & Beer (March 16 @ Assembly Chef's Hall)
Get your green grub on as Chef's Assembly Hall serves up a Dr. Seuss-style St. Pat's Day meal and white chocolate lattes with a green shamrock on top.
Ultimate St. Patrick's Eve Party (March 16 @ East of Brunswick)
It's a party in the Annex as East of Brunswick hosts live music and serves up green drinks and St. Patty's cheer all day long.
St Patio Day (March 16-17 @ Dundas and Carlaw)
Back again is this big outdoor St. Patrick's party with a ton of food and drinks going around, plus live music and tastings.
St. Patrick's Day Party (March 16-18 @ Brooklynn)
It's a weekend-long party for St. Patrick’s Day with tons of festivities, including live music, free barbecue, drink specials, games and lots more.
St. Patrick's Day (March 17 @ Whelan's Gate)
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with live music by local performers all day playing traditional Irish ditties in a traditional Irish pub.
St. Maddy's Day (March 17 @ Madison Avenue Pub)
The Maddy is going big for St. Patrick's Day with live music, a special Irish menu, drink deals and dancing spread throughout the huge space.
St. Patrick's Day (March 17 @ Paupers Pub)
It's the luckiest day of the year and Pauper's Pub has a big celebration going on with Irish fare, green drinks and tons of live entertainment all day.
St. Patrick's (March 17 @ Alchemy Food & Drink)
Alchemy is serving up an Irish-style brunch before getting into the festivities with Cowie & Friends playing Celtic folk music into the evening.
St. Patrick's Day Party (March 17 @ Craft Beer Market Toronto)
A big St. Patrick's Day celebration is on at Craft with a special brunch, followed by live tunes and drink specials all night long.
St. Paddy's Day (March 17 @ Gladstone Hotel)
The Gladstone Hotel is going green with a full day of St. Pat's celebrations including drag brunch, Irish karaoke and live music by Fin Furey.
St Paddy's Day Party (March 17 @ Linsmore Tavern)
The Linsmore is back with its annual St. Patrick's celebration, with a night of live music courtesy of Wee Tin Can and lots of Irish-style festivities.
Shamrock Shaker (March 17 @ Rock 'n' Horse Saloon)
The Saloon is adding a little Irish twist to its country party as it turns greens for St. Patrick's Day celebrations spread throughout all four floors.
Shamrocks & Shenanigans (March 17 @ Lee's Palace)
Experience live, high-flying, hard-hitting pro wrestling with an exhilarating party atmosphere to celebrate St.Patrick's Day.
Shamrock Up Top (March 17 @ The Porch)
Irish fun and lots of it is on at The Porch with a rooftop full of Irish-style celebrations happening late into the morning.
St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans (March 17 @ Drums N Flats)
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some live music as Madhaus Live performs some high-energy tunes to keep you dancing all night.
St. Patrick's Day Party (March 17 @ Grace O’Malleys)
Get the real Irish experience as Grace O’Malley's serves up the Jameson all day alongside live music and free swag giveaways.
You Lucky F###! (March 17 @ The Jim)
You're in luck as The Jim gets ready to serve up stouts, stews and booze all day, plus tons of themed music videos playing throughout the space.
Grateful Sunday (March 17 @ Supermarket)
Bring the family by Supermarket for a full day of St. Patrick's fun with games, activities, dancing and live performances all day.
St. Patrick's Day (March 17 @ Petty Cash)
It's St. Petty's Day and Petty Cash is ready to celebrate with a a full spread of food, drink specials and live music. Maybe Shawn Mendes will be there!

          Kommentar zu Eine Jugend im Modell Deutschland von Boothby      Cache   Translate Page      
Ihre Ehre heißt nicht treue, andererseits: Sie ist jung und braucht das Geld. Es ist aber schon schräg, dass selbst Coulter abzieht und unsere Bildungselite hier sich weiter einmauert und sich Substitute für "but the e mails..." sucht. <i>Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said Monday that the one positive of Donald Trump's presidency was the “total destruction of the lying media.” "Trump may be a shallow, narcissistic conman, but that doesn’t mean the media are not the enemy of the people. Both things can be true,” Coulter said while speaking to a crowd of about 600 people at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., according to The Palm Beach Post. (...) "Forget the fact that he's digging his own grave," Coulter said afterward. "The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot." Trump last week derided Coulter as a "wacky nut job" who hasn't figured out that he is "winning on the border." Coulter told The Palm Beach Post that she didn't understand why the president wouldn't just "ignore me." "He doesn’t mind ignoring the rest of his base,” Coulter said.</i> https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/433651-ann-coulter-one-positive-of-trumps-presidency-is-total-destruction-of
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This subject is certainly the next challenge for Man Kind. Your article identifies the important issue of Earth Stewardship and provides accurate analysis by example of how the impossible becomes possible and enlightens us to the astonishing results when we are successful. I feel a tremendous sense of urgency in your message. I live in Flagler Beach, Florida and over the past 17 years we have experienced 5 major hurricanes (avg. one every 3.4 yrs.). Mathew and Irma where back to back direct hits. Irma should have been the wake up call when we experienced very limited FEMA clean up funds and they where still digging out and draining flood stage water in Houston, TX., not to mention San Juan, PR.
          2017 FORTY DAYS FASTING & PRAYER GUIDE - DAY 39      Cache   Translate Page      
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2017 FORTY DAYS FASTING & PRAYER GUIDE
DAY 39
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on the behalf of our , parishes and family members
  6. Father!!! Arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father, help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father!!! Help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant
  11. Father!!! I believe in your prophet, therefore enforce the prophecy of surprises in every ramification of my life. II Chro 20:20b
  12. Father!!! You are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant.  Ask God to make you a blessing to the Nations. Gen: 12:2-3
  13. Ask God to make your blessing remain forever so that, after your death, you will still be a blessing. Gen: 12:2-3
  14. For your name sake, revive every good thing that is dead in my life O ’Lord
  15. For thy righteousness sake, bring my soul out of trouble. Ps 143:12
  16. For your love sake, give the wicked as a ransom for me, and let him replace me in the evil he had prepared for me. Isa.43:3-4.
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

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DAY 38
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on behalf of our , parishes and family members
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Ask God to restore back to you, the years eaten by locust, in this 2017 Joel.2:1
  11. Confess all your sins to God and ask to forgive you. 1John 1:9-10
  12. Ask God to restore you in all the ways you have strayed from the narrow path. Ps.50
  13. Ask God for a truly new beginning in this 2017. Gen 1:1-3
  14. Ask God to deal with all agents of death working against your life. Ps. 35:1-6
  15. Ask God to let you enjoy peace like a river – in your body, in your marriage, in your business, ministry, etc 23:2
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

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DAY37
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on behalf of our , parishes and family members
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant
  11. Pray for God’s help to make it home eternally . Rom. 9:15-16
  12. Pray that God will help us to win more souls to His kingdom. Mk.16:16-18
  13. Pray that God will give you the grace not to rely on man. Ps. 108:12
  14. Ask God to breath the breath of life into all good efforts of the rulers in your country . Gen.2:7
  15. Let the wind blow and let breath come from all four corners of the earth and revive every dead good project in our families. Ezek. 37:1-12
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

 

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DAY 36
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on behalf of our , parishes and family members
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant.
  11. Let us commit the education of the youths  of our country to the hands of God. Ps.121
  12. Let us pray that every enemy of our country shall be uprooted in Jesus name. Ps.143:12
  13. Let us command that every ritual killer in Nigeria and anywhere ritual killing is still taking place be exposed and judged by God in Jesus name. Prov.26:27
  14. Let us pray that everyone who is working against our country be put to shame. Ps 35:6
  15. Let us pray that God will make our Leaders faithful leaders. 1Tim.2:1-4
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

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DAY 35
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on the behalf of our , parishes and family members
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant Arise, O Lord, hold my right hand and use it to subdue every personality that is rising against me. 1sa. 45:1
  11. Let God arise and let every yoke of time wasters be broken in my life. Isa.45:2
  12. Pray that every evil association that is against your progress should be scattered. Isa.45:2
  13. Pray that God will make a way for you where there is no way. Exod. 14:19-26
  14. Pray that God will make you the head and not the tail. Duet. 28:13
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

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DAY 34
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on behalf of our , parishes and family members
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant
  11. Let us decree peace into our country. Ps 23:2.
  12. Let us decree peace into our homes. . Ps 23:2.
  13. Ask God to surround you with peace. . Ps 23:2.
  14. Pray that God will help our communities to be peaceful every day. . Ps 23:2.
  15. Let us pray against riots and war in our country. Ps 23:2.
  16. Let us ask God to protect His church from the aggression of destroyers. Ps. 91:1-16
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

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DAY 33
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on behalf of our, parishes and family members
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant
  11. Let the evil hand of God rest upon every wicked that is fighting against the move of God in our parishes. Ps. 35:1-6
  12. Ask God to be the God over our 1king 18:36-39
  13. Let us ask God to become the shepherd of our souls.
  14. Let us ask God to speak to us in the way we will be able to understand His leadings. Ps.23:1
  15. God is Holy, let us ask Him to help us to be holy. Rom. 9:15-16
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

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DAY 32
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on behalf of our , parishes and family members
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant
  11. Pray that every rival of revival in RCCG should dry up from its root in Jesus Name
  12. O Lord, hold my right hand and use it to subdue the Nations. Isa. 45:1
  13. Let us decree the presence of light into every situation of our lives in this 2017. Gen.1:3
  14. Let us pray for the light of God to overshadow every activity of darkness in our country in this 2017. Gen 1:3
  15. Let us pray that no secret of the enemy will be hidden in our parishes in this 2017. Gen. 1: 4
  16. Father, arise and do marvellous creative miracles in my life in this 2017, O Lord. John 9:1-7
  17. Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered in our country. Ps. 68:1-2
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

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Day 31
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on behalf of our, parishes and family members
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant
  11. Arise O Lord and let every enemy of Gospel be scattered.
  12. Arise O Lord and let every pit dug for Your Servants swallow up the digger. Ps 35:7-8
  13. Let us ask God to contend with those contending with the Servants of God in RCCG. Isa 49:24-26
  14. Let us ask for the help of God for the speedy completion of the National Redemption Garden in Camp
  15. Let us thank God for the success of last year 2016. Ps 150
  16. Let us bless the name of Jehovah God for his protection last year 2016. Ps 124:1-10
  17. Pray that God should be merciful and consider His people for favour this year 2017. Ps 102:13
  18. Let us ask God to anoint us for Open doors into pleasant surprises in 2017. Acts 10:38, Isa. 45:1
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

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DAY 30
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017.
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on the behalf of our , parishes and family members.
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me.
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017.
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1 Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant.
  11. Let the heavenly power rest on RCCG and revive every dead Church. Matt 28:6.
  12. Let the Power of Resurrection descend on RCCG worldwide and rend every veil of sin and disobedience that is shielding people from Favour; Matt 27:51a.
  13. Power of God from heaven, go before RCCG and rend every rock of opposition. Matt 25:51b.
  14. O graves receive the Power of Resurrection and vomit out every virtue you have swallowed from RCCG. Matt 27: 52-53.
  15. Let the Ultimate Power of God to do exploits in Ministries rest upon all the Ministers in RCCG and transform them for good. Matt 28:18-19.
  16. Let the grace and boldness to witness and win souls for Christ rest on every worker in RCCG now O Lord. Matt 28:19.
  17. O Lord, have mercy and release the grace to say NO to sin into your Church in RCCG. Ps 1:1-2
  18. Lord Jesus, have mercy and baptise your Church with the grace to obey your voice, as Sheep obeys the Shepherd. Ps 23:11
  19. Let the ability to be disciple and also disciple others operate freely in every RCCG Church from now O Lord. Matt 28:20
  20. Anoint Your Children in RCCG to abide in Your teaching forever and also make heaven O Lord. Matt 28:20
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

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DAY 29
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on the behalf of our , parishes and family members
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1 Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant
  11. Let us commit the Engineering department, Choir, Ushers, Prayer Warriors and other workers in the church into the hands of God in this 2017 Easter Let’s Go A Fishing  program.
  12. Let us pray against the kidnappers, ritual killers and armed robbers. Ps.124:6 Prov. 15:30.
  13. Pray for financial supply during this 2017, Easter program
  14. Let us pray for sound health for workers and ministers during this 2017 Easter crusades
  15. Let us pray for a bumper harvest of souls during the Easter let’s Go A Fishing program of 2017
  16. Let us pray against any form of distraction that the power of darkness may cause during 2017 Easter program
  17. Let us thank God for the Ultimate Power of God that established RCCG
  18. Let us ask God to fortify Pastor E.A. Adeboye the more with the Ultimate Power.
  19. Let the Resurrection power shake RCCG and make every good things that is dying resurrect.
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

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DAY 28
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on the behalf of our , parishes and family members
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant
  11. Let us pray that God will favour our overage spinsters and brothers with peaceful marriages this year in Jesus name. Eccl. 9:11.
  12. Let us pray that God will uproot every tree of terminal illness and sickness in every family. Matt. 15:13.
  13. Let us ask God to open the eyes of couples to His Word for every unnecessary crisis to come to an end. Eph. 5:20-33; 1 Pet. 3:1-13.
  14. Let us give all the glory to God for the reality of the power of resurrection. Matt. 28:1-4.
  15. Let us thank God for using let’s Go A Fishing  program to populate His kingdom. Acts. 2:37-47.
  16. Pray for more strength for Daddy G O and all the Pastors, Ministers and workers, that God will use them mightily this 2017 Easter lets go a fishing. Deut.33:25; Josh.14:11; 1Chron.29:12; Josh. 14:9.
  17. Let us pray for divine visitation during this 2017 Easter lets go a fishing all over the world. Ps.111:9; Ps.113:9-10; Gen.49:25.
  18. Let us pray for the purpose of God to be established in the life of God’s children in this program. Eccl.8:6; Rom.9:1; Eph.1:11.
  19. Let us ask God to deliver every captive of the mighty. Isa. 49:24-26.
  20. Let us pray for full restoration in this Easter program. Ps.126:1-6.
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

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DAY27
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep, Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on the behalf of our , parishes and family members
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant
  11. Let us plead the Blood of Jesus to frustrate every programmed accident and traffic jam on Lagos – Ibadan express way on every roads of Nigeria on the weekend of 2017 children Holy Ghost service.
  12. Let us pray that God will use Daddy G O like never before on the weekend of 2017 children Holy Ghost service.
  13. Let us pray that God will anoint all the children to fulfil their destinies.
  14. Let us pray that God will separate our children from other children that can influence them against God.
  15. Let us ask God to grant unto our children wisdom and understanding to excel in life.
  16. Let us ask God to purge His church through every program that will be doing in RCCG in 2017. 2 Tim. 3:19-21.
  17. Let us ask God to visit families and turn things round for better for them. 1 Chron.13:14.
  18. Let us ask God to break every yoke of primary and secondary infertility. Isa.10:27.
  19. Let us pray that God will have mercy and visit the foundation of every member of families. Exo.20:5-6; Room.9:15-16.
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

          2017 FORTY DAYS FASTING & PRAYER GUIDE - DAY 26      Cache   Translate Page      
NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF PRAYER
2017 FORTY DAYS FASTING & PRAYER GUIDE
DAY 26
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on the behalf of our , parishes and family members
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant
  11. For your mercy cut off my enemies and destroy all them that are afflicting my soul, for I am your servant. Ps. 143:12
  12. Arise O’ Lord and make me to be relevant all the days of my life. Gen.12:3
  13. Arise Lord Jesus and use your blood to overrule every evil verdict that is dictating the pattern of my life and grant me a presidential pardon. Col. 2:14-15
  14. Arise Lord Jesus, disregard my family background and  grant me an unprecedented promotion in life.
  15. For His mercy thank God for answering your prayer today. Ps. 136
  16. Let us thank God for all the past Special Holy Ghost Services for Children Ps. 127:1-3
  17. Let us thank God for all the unusual miracles He is going to do this time around Deut. 11:3 ; Jn. 6:2
  18. Let us pray against sickness and illness that will not allow children to fulfil Destiny.
  19. Let us pray that God will remember the barren and those suffering from secondary infertility in this program in this year 2017. 1Sam. 1:16-20.
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

          2017 FORTY DAYS FASTING & PRAYER GUIDE - DAY 25      Cache   Translate Page      
NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF PRAYER
2017 FORTY DAYS FASTING & PRAYER GUIDE
 DAY25
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on the behalf of our , parishes and family members
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant
  11. Ask the Lord to pray for you just like He prayed for Peter.
  12. Ask God to empower you to work for Him, to heal the sick, to cast out demons, to raise the dead. Act. 10:38
  13. Ask God to part every river Jordan before you and remove everything that is blocking the way to your destiny. Matth.7:7
  14. Ask that every curse in your family, town and everywhere change to blessings. Exo. 28:1-14
  15. Ask that God would show all those who have been mocking you saying, where is your God, that He is by your side.
  16. As from today , everywhere I go let me be a blessing – blessing to a poor, blessing to the rich and blessing to the mighty, anywhere I go. Gen: 12:2-3
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

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2017 FORTY DAYS FASTING & PRAYER GUIDE
 DAY 24
  1. Intense praise and worship
  2. Father give us the grace to please you in all that we do in this year 2017
  3. Father give us the grace to wake up and win souls, attend House Fellowships, Digging deep , Sunday Services and other church programs regularly in this year, 2017
  4. Father, help us to be faithful in honouring you with our first fruit, giving our tithes  and offering regularly throughout this New Year 2017
  5. Father arise, and show yourself mighty on our behalf and on the behalf of our , parishes and family members
  6. Father arise and help me to stir up the giant in me
  7. Father help me to recover all the lost grounds in this New Year  2017
  8. Father help me to forever be relevant and never become a man of yesterday. 1Sam 16:1
  9. Father have mercy on me and reverse every irreversible in my life this year. Ezek. 37:1-12
  10. Father, you are the help of the helpless, help us to be united and help RCCG to forever be relevant
  11. Praise God for His healing power.
  12. Ask God to reveal to you the obstacle between you and His healing power and give you the grace to the restitution. Ps.32:8
  13. Ask God to apply His healing balm over every sick area of your life and heal you all round
  14. Pray that you will not know any form of sickness again from today in your life. John 19:30
  15. Ask that every appointment with death over your life be cancelled.
  16. Ask for the grace to walk perfectly before the Lord. Gen. 17:1
  17. Ask God to give you the very best He can give to any man in this year 2017. Ps.23:5
  18. Ask God to make you be the very best that any human being can be for Him. Ps 23:5
  19. Ask God to use you for His glory and be a blessing to healing the sick, raising the dead, opening the blind eyes, making the lame to walk, etc. Act: 10:38
  20. Ask God to make you a blessing to the whole world. Gen.12:2-3
  21. Ask God to put an end to all your problems this year 2017. Ps. 60:11
Source: http://rccg.org/2017-forty-days-fasting-and-prayer-guide/?v=bf7410a9ee72

          Where's you Bin?      Cache   Translate Page      

A couple of LJs inquired as to my whereabouts, so I thought it best to “fess up” and let you all know where I have actually been.
So this is/was the situation.
No 1 Son needed some storage space in his roof created so I did that, then
No 2 Son was building a underground storage area so I dug that out for him.

So I loaded up the wagon and moved to Sydney for a short time.
Its only now I have managed to get time to assess to a computer and the net.

Firstly the roof space area in No 1 Sons house in Menai

He had a attic ladder fitted to get into the roof space, then sent me a rough plan of what he wanted to do.

I set to work upon arrival and had it completed within a week.

I used 11 sheets of 13mm ply 1800×930 and brad nailed it in place.
The walkways I used 19 mm recycled ply and screwed it in place
All the service areas and the areas below the trusses at floor level, I fitted removable covers to allows access without having to remove the sheets.

Secondly The basement dig at No 2 Sons house at Panania.

This took over two weeks and a lot longer than I anticipated.

How I did this, when I was in the army I had a little folding shovel called an entrenching tool, or E toolas some may know it, I think it spent most of its life inside my field pack being carried around by me so I thought I had better get some return of service from it and started digging.

It took me some considerable time as I had to dig my way under and in then dig footings and then wait for a concrete pour for the support sections ann of which were done in stages then continue digging again stopping again for the next stage of the concrete pour, any way I have finished all the required the digging and as I was a bit sore muscle wise so I decided to stop,
The area is about 10m x 10m and 2.5 M high.

The above picture shows the concrete and form work to support the house and also stuck in the soil/clay a pick I used as well.

So that’s where I have been. ...............but actually I have bin in jail!

I am heading off back home this coming Monday the 18 March so you will hear more from me then.

BTW:- I also made a impromptu stool for the grand kids from scrap ply but didn’t get to paint them yellow and Put CAT on them.


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46th over: Australia 230-7 (Richardson 4, Cummins 1) India are putting on a clinic of how to close down an innings with classy bowling at the end of an ODI. That Shami set went two, Australia adding just 28 in the six overs of happy hour so far.

Australia after Khawaja's 100

175/1
175/2
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210/5
225/6
229/7#INDvAUS

Yep, the wheels are falling off here. Carey - who really needed to be there at the end - edges Shami’s slower ball, just carrying to Pant who takes a good catch moving forward.

45th over: Australia 228-6 (Carey 3, Richardson 3) An excellent performance from Bhuvi today as well, coming back to immediately remove Khawaja earlier and now nabbing Stoinis within a couple of balls of his reintroduction. 2/32 are his figures after eight overs. Kohli has plenty of combinations for how he stitches together his final five overs, all three quicks with two overs up their sleeve.

It is not to be, Stoinis chopping Bhuvi on for 20 off 27 balls. It was a slower ball that the all-rounder tried to carve out to point but without a lot of footwork, the inside edge deflecting onto his middle stump. After laying a very good foundation to explode, Australia have just about blown their chances of a 300-plus tally.

44th over: Australia 224-5 (Stoinis 20, Carey 2) Shami has also been used really well by Kohli and complements Bumrah well by denying the Australians a boundary. Clever bowling, attacking the stumps but mixing up the pace. Time for Stoinis to turn up the volume. This is what he’s in there for.

43rd over: Australia 218-5 (Stoinis 16, Carey 0) Bumrah begins with another unplayable to Stoinis. There is nothing they can do to fast bowling that is this accurate and potent, Stonis off strike when digging out a yorker but it’s the only run from the over. Bumrah: 8-0-14-0. [Paul Keating] A beautiful set of numbers [/Paul Keating].

“Looking to the World Cup,” writes Nick Toovey, “I’m getting some 1992/2011 undertones for Australia. It’s got needing-to-chase-an-unlikely-300-in-22-overs in the final group game to qualify for the semi’s written all over it.”

42nd over: Australia 217-5 (Stoinis 15, Carey 0) Stoinis is on strike with the batsmen crossing as Turner was dismissed and he launches Kuldeep straight back over his head for SIX! That’s one way to respond to a wicket. Giving Carey the strike for one ball, he defends into short leg. The South Australian played very nicely on Sunday but with Handscomb making a pretty strong case for inclusion in the World Cup - a man who also wicketkeeps - he needs to keep contributing. 14 runs and a wicket from the Kuldeep over, finishing with 1/74 from his ten.

He’s probably a fraction lucky there, Kuldeep, but his bravery is rewarded all the same. After being hammered over the midwicket boundary for six first ball of the over by Turner, he threw up another that the West Australian tried to deposit again but didn’t quite get all of it, caught on the rope by Jadeja. Gutsy bowling.

41st over: Australia 203-4 (Stoinis 8, Turner 14) Bumrah, what a guy. That’s his seventh over, just one from it, giving him figures of 0/13. He beat the blade of Stoinis along the way, a reminder of how easily he can hit the seam. Too good.

40th over: Australia 202-4 (Stoinis 8, Turner 13) Kuldeep is back for about his fourth spell, Kohli mixing up his bowlers well through these awkward middle overs. He’s done it well too, bowling so many variations of his wrong’un that when he misses his length, Turner can’t get into position early enough to hammer it into the gap, getting only one to midwicket. Ten overs to go, welcome to happy hour.

“Hello again Adam.” Hello again, Phil Withall. “I’ve rethought my objection to the time limit between deliveries. If, and only if, the ICC make it mandatory for the Countdown tune (Letters and numbers for Australian viewers) to be played as the time limit nears and the crowd are forced to participate in it. Then I will fully embrace the concept.”

39th over: Australia 199-4 (Stoinis 7, Turner 11) Shami is ever so close to getting through his over without any meaningful damage but he runs into Stoinis’ broad blade, who plays a Watto-esque straight drive to die for. Swooooon.

“I’ve been holding off sending this til Usman got his ton,” emails Peter Salmon, “but do you think, given his latest work we might be seeing him step up and becoming elite? His average is around 40 in each format – might he be the sort of player, compact and graceful, who plays til he’s 38 and pushes up towards averaging 50? Big call I know, but making lots of runs seems to really suit him.”

38th over: Australia 193-4 (Stoinis 2, Turner 10) No slip, no wicket! Jadeja wins the new man Turner’s edge in conventional fashion but there is no catcher in place. The crowd once again chant about Dhoni as though he would have magically pulled that in from behind the stumps, but that’s nonsense. Jadeja deserved a third scalp rather than a boundary from his final delivery, finishing with 2/45.

“I love Chahal and Kuldeep,” emails Lewis Rosenberg. “I think they are very skilled bowlers and I love to see the two wristies in tandem, one left-handed and one right handed. Then again, Jadeja is awesome. What’s India’s best spin combo for the World Cup? Any chance all three can play with Jadeja as an all-rounder?”

37th over: Australia 188-4 (Stoinis 1, Turner 6) Kohli whips the crowd into a frenzy before the first ball to Turner but the tall West Australian plays a masterful stroke, timing the pants off an on-drive that splits the gap expertly and runs away to the rope at wide long-on. Have that. He takes two more to cover, again into the gap. The last Shami offering is a spot-on slower one that finds an inside edge. Close.

Kohli has the midas touch, bringing back Shami and winning a wicket right away, that of the set man Handscomb who edges when cutting from close to his body.

36th over: Australia 182-3 (Handscomb 52, Stoinis 1) Good from Jadeja, who again knows the right time to zip through a quick over to transfer pressure back onto the batting team. Handscomb takes singles down the ground to start and end it, Stoinis off the mark to cover between times. They’ll take it. Your move, Australia.

35th over: Australia 179-3 (Handscomb 50, Stoinis 0) A bit of a reset for Australia after losing two quick wickets, the only run coming from the Bhuvi over a single to third man that brings up Handscomb’s half-century. Can’t fault him for the way he has played here and on Sunday. Still a decent chance to have his job (and the wicketkeeping gloves) during the World Cup, for mine.

34th over: Australia 178-3 (Handscomb 49, Stoinis 0) Good grief, Stoinis is very lucky to survive an lbw shout first up, the umpire deciding that it was bat-pad not pad-bat. No review from Kohli, so we’ll never know (until we see the replay next over).

That'll be the dismissal they reference when sacking him from the World Cup squad.

Two in two overs! Maxwell tried to lift Jadeja over the circle at cover but failed to clear Kohli, who claims the most straightforward of catches. Suddenly, India are back in business.

Gone for an even 100! Kohli threw the ball to Bhuvi and his top man won the error from the final ball of a tidy over, Khawaja miscuing a drive from a delivery where some pace was taken off. Stationed at catching cover, the captain made no mistake. The end of a brilliant innings. And all told, perhaps not the worst time for him to fall with the firepower now to come for Australia.

33rd over: Australia 175-2 (Handscomb 47)

32nd over: Australia 174-1 (Khawaja 100, Handscomb 46) Handscomb’s fancy feet get him to the pitch of Kuldeep early in the over, whipping two. He edges that next one though, well beyond the gloves of Pant and down to the rope. The wicketkeeper did nothing wrong but it doesn’t prevent the Delhi crowd chanting for Dohli anyway. Yarn. Khawaja’s turn later in the over on 99 and he pushes to point for his century! That’s his second ODI ton, both coming in the last week. What a masterful innings it has been too from the opener, with ten boundaries and two sixes along the way. At the peak of his powers, this man is a joy to watch.

31st over: Australia 164-1 (Khawaja 98, Handscomb 38) Make that four good overs in a row for the hosts, Bumrah only conceding three and so nearly going under Handscomb’s bat with an accurate yorker. But the Victorian responded well, leaning back against the shorter ball to cut a couple behind point. I wouldn’t be surprised if Handscomb elects to cut loose here knowing the talent they have sitting in the shed. After Khawaja gets to three figures, that is.

30th over: Australia 161-1 (Khawaja 97, Handscomb 36) Three good overs on the bounce from India, eight runs coming from them collectively. Khawaja finds a gap through cover for a couple then keeps the strike with one in that direction as well, but that’s his lot this time around. ‘If you double the score at 30 overs...’ - come on somebody on TV, say it. You know you want to.

29th over: Australia 158-1 (Khawaja 94, Handscomb 36) The attitude changes completely when Bumrah is at the bowling crease, brought back by Kohli at a timely moment to back up the neat over from Kuldeep. Khawaja is not going to take a risk against him at this stage of his innings, happy enough deflecting a single late in the over, Handscomb keeping out the yorker to finish. Bumrah has given up just nine runs in five overs. How will Kohli ration his overs, I wonder?

28th over: Australia 157-1 (Khawaja 93, Handscomb 36) Kuldeep pegs them back nicely here, Handscomb up to the task of sweeping the wrong’un for one, Khawaja taking his singles square of the wicket. Khawaja has faced 87 balls for his 93.

27th over: Australia 152-1 (Khawaja 90, Handscomb 34) This is not the right time for Jadeja to miss his length at Khawaja, the southpaw into the 90s with a powerfully pulled boundary. This is quite the base to lay for Maxwell, Stoinis and Turner who are going to get the chance to party like its 1999 in the final ten overs.

26th over: Australia 145-1 (Khawaja 84, Handscomb 33) Ohhh! Khawaja dances and lofts Kuldeep back over his head for a second SIX of his innings. What a strike. The opener is into the 80s and is speeding up through these middle overs, which are usually defined by their monotony. They’re flying.

25th over: Australia 136-1 (Khawaja 76, Handscomb 32) Has there ever been a reversal in fortunes for a player with a single shot than Khawaja with the reverse sweep? There were some extraordinary stats 12 months ago in South Africa about his lack of success with it. Now, he executes the reverse better than almost anyone in world cricket, middling the stroke off Jadeja here to collect another boundary. Sure enough, he whips it out again later in the over to pick up a single, not worried about the man in position in case he miscues.

“Hayden banging on about playing without your ego,” notes Patrick Walsh. “He doesn’t know how funny he is.”

24th over: Australia 128-1 (Khawaja 70, Handscomb 30) Handscomb is looking just as neat as Khawaja at the moment. At least equally as confident, walking down at Shami’s first ball and bossing him down the ground. Khawaja’s turn now and for the second time in as many overs from the Indian quick he is deep in the crease and pulling with complete authority, the ball skipping over the rope at midwicket - his ninth boundary. He clips a couple more, the shot he has played so well from the moment he walked out there this afternoon. Unless something goes horribly wrong, Khawaja is well on the way to his second ton in five days.

23rd over: Australia 121-1 (Khawaja 64, Handscomb 29) There is the value of Jadeja in ODIs. With Australia getting back on top, he’s able to jump on to bowl an over of quicker darts to put a stop to the momentum. Just two singles here. Nicely done.

22nd over: Australia 119-1 (Khawaja 63, Handscomb 28) After one ineffective over from Jadhav, Shami is brought back much to the enjoyment of Khawaja, who leans back and creams a pull shot into the gap at midwicket for four. We always talk about 2015-16 as the summer of Usmania and he’s looking every bit as good as that at the moment when turning out in the canary yellow.

“I had written to the Guardian during the Australian Open,” emails Abhijato Sensarma, “saying how the ‘shot clocks’ had inspired me to propose an idea for ‘over clocks’. The OBO writer at the time reckoned the idea had been suggested before by the MCC, but was impractical. Yet, when I went through the article I saw the committee was trying to bring it up again. There must be a reason they do so - if the best cricketing minds in the world want to give it another try, who are we to deny that the ‘over clock’ might be plausible? Yes, there will be many external causes which can affect the timings, but I’m sure the umpires are smart enough to accept that. After all, the tennis community was against it initially too, but it’s turned out to bring around arguably better dynamics and faster play. There are more factors in a cricket match, but methinks the ‘over clock’ will help more than hinder if the playing community accepts it with open arms.”

21st over: Australia 111-1 (Khawaja 58, Handscomb 25) There is that Khawaja reverse sweep, rolled out to the first ball of the fresh Jadeja over, clean contact made and three runs added. Three further singles are milked square of the wicket to keep the run rate at a pretty healthy 5.3 with Handscomb now very much set.

20th over: Australia 105-1 (Khawaja 54, Handscomb 23) Interesting move from Kohli, bringing on Jadhav, who is essentially his sixth bowler today with Shami back in the XI. To be fair, he has done a fine job this series and pretty much every time he has bowled at these Australians in both countries over the last couple of months with his side-arm tweakers. Handscomb is having none of that today though, dancing at his first ball, getting to the pitch before popping him over midwicket for four to bring up Australia’s 100. That’s the way to do it. Building on that base, four other singles make eight from the over, Khawaja keeping the strike.

19th over: Australia 97-1 (Khawaja 52, Handscomb 17) Jadeja successfully pins Khawaja back, finding his inside edge. He doesn’t give them a moment to breathe, nor me. Handscomb ends the over making room to collect one down the ground.

18th over: Australia 94-1 (Khawaja 51, Handscomb 15) Four dots from Kuldeep, which is a pretty good effort from a spinner in these middle overs. Handscomb twice picks out the men on the rope to turn the board over with his sweep, a shot he plays so very well.

“Morning Collo.” Nick Toovey, thanks for dropping by. “The most eye catching suggested change is the potential of free hits after No Balls in Test Cricket. But as the popular philosophy goes, if the foot falls over the line and the umpire never looks, will there ever be a free hit?”

17th over: Australia 91-1 (Khawaja 51, Handscomb 12) My usual disclaimer here about Jadeja’s 60-75 second overs: they will be short updates when he is operating. Four singles are taken from this his second set, the first of those moving Khawaja beyond 50 for the third time on the trot. He’s had a wonderful series, leaving no doubt that he will be appearing in his first World Cup midyear.

16th over: Australia 87-1 (Khawaja 49, Handscomb 10) Handscomb taking up from where he left off on Sunday during his maiden ODI ton, thumping a sweep shot into a gap that barely exists to pick up his first boundary. Kuldeep throws the next one up too and it finds Handscomb’s bottom edge when trying to sweep again, but it is so slight that it manages to bisect the ‘keeper Pant and Rohit at first slip. It means four more runs, too. With that, they take a drink. This is nicely set up.

“End of the over and we’re gonna have a little slurp”....ie it’s drinks. Yuck.

15th over: Australia 77-1 (Khawaja 48, Handscomb 1) Well, what a fine first over from Jadeja, reinforcing in the space of a couple of minutes why he will surely be one of the first picked in this Indian XI when it matters most in June. The crowd are ALIVE at Delhi as well. Handscomb ends the successful over for the hosts with a single behind square to get off the mark and retain the strike.

Just when Finch looked to be turning a bit of a corner he’s missed a pearler of a delivery from Jadeja that straightened and turned from around the wicket, beating the right-hander’s blade and crashing into his off-stump.

14th over: Australia 73-0 (Khawaja 45, Finch 27) Kuldeep begins spraying a wide before giving Finch one in his swinging arc, the captain popping it comfortably over long-on for four. This is far from the most fluent Finch innings but he is still there. Those runs in the bank early in the over, he’s happy enough playing out the rest with caution.

13th over: Australia 67-0 (Khawaja 44, Finch 23) Bumrah continues to Finch, who is only striking at 60 but not willing to take any risks against his nemesis. After defending the first four balls, the captain pushes cleanly from the crease out the sweeper at deep cover for a couple, the only runs from this set.

12th over: Australia 65-0 (Khawaja 44, Finch 21) One step, two steps, BOOM! Khawaja is down the track to Kuldeep and popping him into the stands at long-on; Australia’s first six. It shouldn’t bother the spinner too much, who loves to throw the ball up to give himself a chance. But with five over runs also taken to the sweepers it makes for an expensive start, 11 taken from his first over.

11th over: Australia 54-0 (Khawaja 35, Finch 19) Bumrah is once again is keeping the Australians honest here, offering up only a steered single by Khawaja and a clipped one from Finch. What a luxury it is bringing him on first change.

10th over: Australia 52-0 (Khawaja 34, Finch 18) The half-century partnership is raised with a lovely clip from Finch out to the midwicket rope, the pair getting back for three. This is the third time they have got to 50 together in this series, prompting a conversation about Australia’s best combination for the World Cup when it arrives with Warner back into the XI. Khawaja will surely be in that side one way or another, probably at three. He keeps the strike with another perfect flick to the deep square sweeper to complete the power play fielding restrictions.

9th over: Australia 47-0 (Khawaja 32, Finch 15) Excellent from Bumrah, a man these Australians have such a high regard for. The only run this over is via Khawaja’s inside edge, Finch ever so careful protecting his stumps thereafter. There’s an appeal for lbw when he misses with the blade, but it is going over.

8th over: Australia 46-0 (Khawaja 31, Finch 15) Me, oh my! Usman, again, with the most captivating straight drive to keep the good times rolling in this power play. He respects the rest of the Bhuvi over, setting himself up for an innings that goes deep into these 50 overs. He keeps the strike to third man.

“Evening Adam.” Morning where I am, Phil. G’day. “A little off topic but the ICC proposals to change test cricket are, frankly, preposterous. It seems to part of a process, intentional or not, to add a T20 aspect to the game. Why is there this constant need to tamper with something that is perfect already? Also the haphazard nature of the stands remind me of Southampton’s old ground, The Dell which was possibly the most idiosyncratic football ground ever built.”

7th over: Australia 41-0 (Khawaja 26, Finch 15) Bumrah is on first change and immediately calms things down a touch for the hosts, such is the authority he has had over these Australians in all formats over the last few months. He prompts some confusion too, Khawaja calling Finch through after prodding to point, the captain only just back into his ground at the danger end.

6th over: Australia 38-0 (Khawaja 23, Finch 15) Shami beats the outside edge more than any bowler I’ve seen. More than Damien Fleming, which is saying something. He does so here first up, sorting Finch out with an unplayable. The captain keeps his cool though, square driving past point for four next ball. Making it a really good over, he punches another four from the back foot through the gap at cover. Not a lot wrong with that set from Shami but two boundaries are taken from it, making eight for the innings so far in six overs.

5th over: Australia 30-0 (Khawaja 23, Finch 7) Khawaja gives Finch the strike back first ball of the Bhuvi over. He’s been doing his captain a good turn so far, taking ownership of this power play. Therefore, Finch is able to take a look for a few balls in defence before deflecting a single. Khawaja tries to nail another boundary to finish the set but the shot is cut off nicely at extra cover.

4th over: Australia 28-0 (Khawaja 22, Finch 6) Ohhhh! USMANIA IS HERE AGAIN! Yes, there is another clipped four early in the Shami over, but we have seen a few of them now today. Bread and butter he’s in this touch. The on-drive later in the set, though? Play that at my funeral. Stunning. He now has 305 runs for the series, which is more than (whisper it) Virat Kohli.

3rd over: Australia 19-0 (Khawaja 13, Finch 6) Much better from Finch, getting his feet going to drive a wide delivery through cover to the rope. Giving the strike back to Khawaja, there is a big shout for LBW when Bhuvi sneaks one between bat and pad from around the wicket. They don’t review - maybe they should have? It looked very, very close. Indeed, the replay now confirms that it would have been umpire’s call. Ob la di. Next up, Bhuvi again attacks the stumps but Khawaja is well up to the task, clipping away with supreme timing behind square for four.

2nd over: Australia 9-0 (Khawaja 8, Finch 1) Shami, back into the Indian team after missing the fourth ODI through injury, beats Finch with a good’un begin. Oh, and next up, the captain is an inch or two away from another two-ball duck, nearly chopping on with a miscued cut! It gets him off the mark, though. Phew. Khawaja’s turn and, by contrast, he’s in lovely touch, leaning into a crisp and compact cover drive to record a second boundary in as many overs.

My eternal thanks to @GeoffLemonSport for transcribing this masterpiece four years ago pic.twitter.com/pz4xhtj4NO

1st over: Australia 4-0 (Khawaja 4, Finch 0) Khawaja takes the first ball rather than Finch, which amuses Matthew Hayden - openers bantz, you see. “Alfie used to boss me around... you may look like a gladiator, but I am the boss!” Sorry, I’ll try not to mention him every other over. The left-hander is watchful to begin before clipping, rather gorgeously, through square leg for four to get his afternoon going.

The players are on the field! Finch and Khawaja are the Australian openers. Bhuvi, the King of Swing, has the ball in his hand for India. This should be FUN. Play!

Aaron Finch. The 93 he made on Friday in the third ODI was meant to set things straight after a truly awful home season, but the second ball blob he registered on Sunday - out in such familiar fashion, bowled through the gate - makes this innings another major test for the captain. Sure, he has three ODIs and a couple of T20s in the UAE against Pakistan coming up, so this is far from his last chance. But as we are seeing with Shaun Marsh, there are fine margins in a World Cup year.

I neglected to mention that if you’re new to the OBO, that this works best if we chat throughout. Find me in the usual places, on email or in the twitter swamp.

While we wait, I enjoyed Tanya’s Spin column yesterday about the domestic season we have waiting for us in England this year - the last one of its kind.

Related: The Spin | Enjoy the cricket season ahead … it will be the last of its kind | Tanya Aldred

What to make of the Marsh omission? Before this series, he had put together a stretch of ODI form that had him considered the first Australia batsman picked for the World Cup. Now, after an injury and a quiet couple of games, he’s lost his spot. Meanwhile, Maxwell, Stoinis and Turner coming in one after another is tasty.

As for Chahal, it will concern him that Kohli sees the extra quick (Shami) as the combination they want in the WC. With Jadeja’s batting, it will make it tough for him to partner Kuldeep as India’s second spinner. That’s mighty stiff on the leggie.

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (wk), Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon.

The Australian skipper says the pitch is dry so the decision was easy. Shaun Marsh misses out for Marcus Stoinis (that’s significant) and spinner Nathan Lyon is back for quick Jason Behrendorff.

Kohli says that they would also have batted first. “This is more like a knock-out game for us. We have that kind of mentality. We are one of the best chasing teams in the world so we will have to show that today.”

Who would have thought when India went two-zip up in this series last week that Australia would take it to a fifth and deciding set? This is the Indian outfit that have won 12 of their last 13 ODI series against Aaron Finch’s side who have a worse record on the road than the Washington Generals since the 2015 World Cup.

Yet here we at Delhi, Australia with their wind at their back after a quite magnificent victory on Sunday in Mohali where they mounted their highest successful run chase in any ODI - getting to 359 with 13 balls to spare, if you don’t mind - thanks to Ashton Turner’s coming-of-age classic. The 84 he clobbered off 43 balls at the business end will surely have him on the World Cup flight.

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Sticky fingers, digging in the dirt and giggling about the things of the day, two little curly headed girls run around at recess. It wasn't long ago that they begged their mom to buy matching outfits and the heart necklaces that have the jagged edges with "Best Friends" etched in them, one for each to wear. That way the whole world, well, their whole world, would know that they belong to each other. She is the other's "person." Who knew a tiny girl needed a person? What are the odds that those two darlings will remain friends for a lifetime? Is the investment at such an early age worth it?


Whispers of true love. Who is taking who to the prom? Notes being passed in the halls, or these days it is more likely texts exchanged. The excitement fills a young girl's heart as she shares her deepest secrets to her best friends. The teenage years, such an awkward time and a time when friendships are so very important. Endless sleepovers, Friday night football games, movies, school dances, multiple things done with best friends that everyone regrets as adults....both cherished and wished they could forget. Fights, arguments, girl drama, horrible heartbreaks, and all of the yuck that comes from the teenage years, was it all worth it? Some of those friendships are still intact but many of them are gone...were they worth it? 

Hearts fluttering, true love has been found! Who is the first one to call? The best friend of course! "I'm getting married!!!" Bridesmaids are chosen, perfect dress fits like a glove, you walk down the aisle and your friends then become a secondary thing as your best friend is now this man (what???) that you will spend the rest of your life with!! When did everything change??  All of a sudden the heart is divided. There is this person that no one could love more, who will now see you at the very best and worst of times...always, and the person who just stood there and straightened the train of that incredibly over-priced dress that will never be worn again....and gave the amazingly heart-warming speech at the rehearsal dinner because you haven't cried enough. Two people that are loved.  Incredibly loved in two very different ways. One that will remain in your life forever and one that, honestly, may not. I had five bridesmaids in my wedding. Three I never talk to. Two, I talk to occasionally, and that includes my matron of honor. She was my very best friend. I stood beside her a month before as her maid of honor. Was it worth it?

Positive. Of course the first person you tell is your husband but then? Of course, your best friend!!!! A baby?? How do you take care of a tiny human? Who knows until it actually gets here. The friends that share these days are priceless. Doing life with friends in these precious times are quite possibly the ones that I count the most dear...at least at this point in my life. Parenting is hard. Those sleepless newborn nights are painful and when no one else understands, that girlfriend certainly does. Pick up the phone and cry and she just knows. She knows because she was just there the day before and you helped her. You talk everyday about everything and nothing all at the same time. Her baby gets sick and you drop everything to go running to help. Births, illnesses, baby showers, baby dedications, field trips, things no one else could possibly understand...she is your person. And this friend, you argue but it's deep rooted hard arguments that require out-of-town trips to resolve and in the end you are closer because of it. Then, one day, you get the call that she wants to meet you for lunch but it isn't the happy call. Something is different because you know her. Something is different and not good different. Her husband is in the ministry and everything your gut told you is true...they are being called away. Your heart is broken and your friendship will never be the same. Was it worth it?

Life is different. While before friends were many and life was shared with lots of people, it is becoming evident that God is changing circumstances. In a nutshell, being a grownup has proven to be a little more difficult than you want it to be. True friends are few and far between. Trust has been put to the test and failed. Hearts have been shattered many times over and walls have been built. God has placed some incredible people in the path to be friends but they are not plentiful. Coffee shops, late nights, hospital waiting rooms, women's Bible studies, and life's most difficult circumstances are where these friends have been present. God has proven himself faithful yet again but it just looks a little different. There are fun times too like painting parties, weekend trips, vacations to magical kingdoms, and lots of laughter but life is just different these days. It is still filled with drama, heartache, and pain but some of the most precious times have been spent talking about what God is doing, how He is moving, what we are learning through the trials, life stories through things like adoptions, marriage struggles, and at the end, how we are better because of it all. I have never loved and cherished my friends like I do in my life right at this moment...in this season. The thing is...it could change in an instant. People move, tragedies happen, and change is inevitable. Is it worth it?

Is it worth it? Was it worth it? The simple answer is yes. Yes, it was, it is, and it always will be. In each stage of life as portrayed in this post, life throws us challenges and beauty. Why walk it alone? God gives us people for a season and in each season of my life, I can pinpoint people who have been a special part of it. Some of those people I still talk to, some I don't. In the end, I think that it is important to recognize that we are shaped by the experiences that we have and part of that is the people we choose to let in our lives. Yes. I have been hurt and I have caused hurt. I have single-handedly caused friendships to end and I hate it but I have also learned from it. Today, I have some of the best friends that I have ever had in my entire life. Ladies that I can pick up the phone and call for prayer, to cry, to pick up my kids in a crunch, or just to vent to and they are there. I would do the same for them. Tomorrow if that all changed, I would be heartbroken but it would still be worth it. It is worth it!

"A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17




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About two months ago, I decided that I wanted to go see Carrie Underwood in concert.  I checked her tour schedule and my friends calendars to see if a girls' weekend was possible.  One of the girls was already busy that weekend :( but the other three of us decided to go!  At that time, the closest venue to Dallas that Carrie was to appear was going to be Bossier City, LA.  Of course, since that time, she has added other cities, including...you guessed it, DALLAS!  O'WELL....we needed the weekend away!

This weekend was SHOW TIME!!!  I took off on Friday. I asked Brice to get us some snacks.  Every good girls' trip should include:  peanut butter M&Ms, our favorite drinks (Diet Dr. Pepper for me, Coke for Rachel, and water for Sara), popcorn, Chex Mix, and Twizzlers, of course!! :)  I downloaded Carrie's CDs on iTunes, burned them on discs, got everything and everyone in the car and we were headed out!!!!  First stop, Zig Zag Stripe Boutique in Mansfield!

I won't bore you with a bunch of details about this stop, except this....Sara bought an ADORABLE outfit that I will show you later!!!  AND...I do not own any cowboy boots. I tried some on at ZZS and LOVED them.  They were just SO expensive!!!  I did not end up buying them and, honestly, I kind of regret it.  I anticipate that I will either go back and buy them or buy them somewhere else!!  We grabbed lunch and then zipped on to I-20 for a lot of miles towards the state where crawfish are plenty!

It had been rainy and dreary all week long and God was so good to us to give us an ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS day of traveling!!!!  The weather was beautiful, skies were blue, and the clouds were big and fluffy!!!  We could not have asked for more perfect traveling conditions!

We made it all the way to Van, Texas before we stopped to go to the bathroom (thank you to Cynthia for the restroom stop tips ;) We were going to stop at Buc-ees but we did not have time on the way there.  We did stop on the way home!! :) 



We pulled into the hotel parking lot way later than we intended to (anyone that knows Rachel and me are likely not surprised by this) but with still plenty of time....or so we thought!!!!  Our plan was never to drive to the concert venue.  I did not want to deal with traffic, paying to park, or just the headache of it all.  The hotel has a shuttle but what we did not know is if the shuttle would go to the venue.  Our backup plan was Uber.  

Arriving to the hotel around 5:30 pm (just an 1 1/2 hours before the concert STARTED) was a little stressful as we still had to get dressed and ready and figure out how we were getting to the concert.  We had given up on eating dinner before the concert at this point.  We rushed around, got pretty, and started figuring everything out.  We began stressing out when we figured out that the shuttle DID NOT go to the Centurylink Center, Uber DID NOT service the area, and the cab would take over 45 minutes to get us there, when the concert was then supposed to start in 30 minutes!!!  I said, "Okay, girls, LET'S GO!!!"  I grabbed my keys and we jumped in my van and I drove....well, as Sara says, "aggressively."  



I have to give some serious Kudos to this venue!  The parking was absolutely FREE and they had some pretty efficient parking staff!  I was super impressed!!  We got to the Centurylink Center in about 15 minutes and still had 15 minutes to spare!!!  WORD!!!  We thought we were living right!  We walked up and saw that there was a door right there that said, "Entrance for VIP and floor seating only."  Well, HOT DIGGITY DOG...guess what?  We had floor seating!!  We pranced right on in, got our little swanky floor seating wrist bands, and the kind lady said, "All right girls, it's general admission but it is standing room only.  There are no seats."  Cue the dropped jaws, eyes wide open, blank stares.  "I'm sorry, what?"  She said, "Yes, that's right.  The concert people changed it because Carrie's stage is too big and no chairs will fit on the floor along with her stage so it is standing room only."  We all just looked at each other.   Rachel went off upstairs to see if she could talk to someone because of her back issues about getting a seat and Sara and I scoped things out a little.  Ultimately, we all decided to keep our spots by the stage as the place we had was so super close to where the performers were going to be.  Little did we know the condition we would be in at the end of the night!  

The first act was the Swon Brothers.  Apparently, they were on the Voice which I have never watched one second of but they were pretty good.  The second act was someone named Easton Corbin and I have never heard of him either but I kind of liked him.  I could have done without how long he performed but he was really good.  Then....Carrie Underwood!!!!!!!

First of all, she was just great!!!  She was a great performer, her vocals were amazing, and the best part, she just sang!  She was classy, beautiful, and entertaining.  I just thoroughly enjoyed the show!  It was one of the best concerts that I have ever been to.  She changed clothes five times, I think.  She sang for a SOLID 3 hours and never took an intermission.  Awesome, awesome show!!! One of my favorite parts was when she sat on the piano and did a tribute to her son and husband.  Loved it!!!!  


After it was over, I knew that I had a blister the size of Texas on my heel.  I borrowed pair of boots from Maura and they were just a smidge too small, I am afraid.  I need to be real honest for a minute...I am not a dancer and I do not profess to have very good moves...like AT ALL!!!!  BUT...boy did I MOVE at this concert!!!  And..in the car...and in the hotel room!!!! I just let it loose.  I had THE BEST TIME!!!!!!  I think that might be part of the reason for this blister.  So the blister and the fact that I had been standing for 4 1/2 hours straight was KILLING my back!!!!!  I COULD NOT walk straight!!!  I looked like I had drank about 4 too many beers.  Well, I hadn't!  When we got back to the van, it hurt to sit down.  I couldn't breathe!  We just sat in the parking lot waiting for the cars to file out which was good because I had to get the boots OFF!  We talked and laughed and just goofed around!!!  

We were STARVING but recognized that we had NO IDEA what would be open at 11:30 at night in Bossier City, Louisiana!  We landed at Chili's.  Problem was....I had to put the boots back on!  The hostess....have you ever watched the Bon Qui Qui videos on YouTube?  If you haven't, you should...they are entertaining and that is what our hostess reminded me of!!  We ate dinner and headed back to the hotel.

After taking turns prying our boots off, we took meds to ease our aching backs, talked until the meds kicked in and then went to sleep at about 2 am!!!!


When you are on a girls' weekend trip and you have the capability to sleep in until AT LEAST 11:00 am, what happens????  Your body does not allow you to sleep later than 7:30!!!!!!  But that does not mean we had to get out of bed!!  We I laid in bed as long as I could before Sara would not let me anymore. I was stressing her out!!!!  :)  We all got ready, had a mini concert in the room, did Bible study together (one of my favorite parts of the weekend), and checked out of the hotel, headed for lunch!  

Some of our church friends (from Louisiana) recommended this restaurant called Posado's in Bossier so we ate there at lunch.  It was pretty good.  We just all shared everything.  Funny little story...we were trying to get a good picture of the front of the restaurant for...you know...documenting purposes (and because we were jamming to the song on the radio) so they had me drive around the restaurant THREE TIMES!!!!  LOL!!!  We were all a little sad after lunch because it was time to head home.



We got gas and hopped on I-20 headed to the Big D!  Next stop....Buc-ees!



Buc-ees is a Texas monument!  The one we went to today is actually the newest one opened....in Terrell, Texas.  It just opened in June of last year.  If you do not know what Buc-ees is, it is a HUGE gas station with like 150 gas pumps, a convenience store, and mini Walmart all in one.  It's pretty cool!!  It was the first time any of us had been to one.  We three got matching shirts and I got shirts for everyone in my family.  :)



The trip was officially over with the arrival home to my babies and my sweet, sweet husband!!!  My husband who has so selflessly given of himself this past week for everyone!!  I cannot say enough about Brice and how he has served so many people lately.  I don't deserve him...at all.  

This was one of the best trips I have ever had!!!!  I was 100%, completely myself!!!!  I let anything and everything GO!!!  I have not laughed that hard in such a long time!!!!  It was so good to just laugh, sing at the top of my lungs, roll back the sunroof, listen to the same song over and over and over again, dance even though I have zero rhythm, and let the cares of the world stay in my rear view mirror...even for just 24 hours.  It was good!!  The Lord so graciously gave us beautiful weather and traveling mercies.  So so thankful for the blessings that He gives me.  The Lord is so good!!!

**SIDE NOTES**

Throughout the trip I started writing down quotes because there were things that we did not want to forget!!  I have recorded some of them below for your entertainment.
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Rachel:  Y'all, I think deep down I have always had an inner theatrical side.
Sara:  Inner???  I think it comes out way more than you know!

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Sara (to Rikki):  It's okay that we are running late.  You seem to be an aggressive driver.  We will get there.

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Conversation about syncing our FitBits....

Rikki:  Cynthia synced really early this morning.
Sara:  Well, she's an hour ahead of us I think.  At least Florida is...
Rikki:  Oh, yeah, that's right.  So, is Mississippi the next state over, then Alabama, then Florida.
Sara:  See this is how it works...
Rikki:  WOAH...I am not looking for a geography lesson!!!!

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Sara:  Oh!!!!!  Look at this beautiful day!!!!  I AM SO EXCITED!!!  (This one comes with a picture...below!!!)


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Rikki:  I wonder what Posado means?
Rachel:  Do you think it means tortilla?

That one is our favorite from the entire trip!!!!!  We laughed about that for hours!!!!  




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While digging in my archives to service a request from a co-worker I stumbled across a few articles I wrote for Damgaard Technet. Those that are still valid, I've polished a bit and made available here. Behavioral information messages How to use a form tree control Delaying method calls The user friendly Infolog Showing operation...
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A woman who wants a man with money is not a gold digger. A woman who wants a man for his money is a gold digger... <= RESPECT the subtle difference. I'd prefer her to have some type of standard then none at all.
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Mr. Try it Out has done it again. Lady gives this two thumbs up. Ya DIGG!!



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55 years ago today, Detroit was digging out of an unexpected 4 inches of snow. Doesn’t seem like much for those of us who have endured northern winters these past few years, but the Motor City was blanketed just before the morning rush and the road crews couldn’t keep up. 1964 was also an Presidential Election Year and on this date, Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge upset presumptive Republican nominee Barry Goldwater as a write-in in the New Hampshire Primary. New York Governor, Nelson Rockefeller came in a distant third. Six members of “Parents Against Encouragement of Violence” picketed the 61st...
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Upstate New York’s El Camino links with Benny The Butcher for the Dirty Diggs-produced banger “Venice Beach.” This is from Camino’s Don’t Eat The Fruit, which drops on March 15.

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My project for the Quarter Two Knit Along is going to be Comfort Fade Cardi but I’m going to have the stockinette side show instead of the reverse stockinette side that’s shown. These were the colors I had chosen in the initial planning stages but I wasn’t 100% happy with these colors. I want it...

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Thanks Dave , I've also done some digging into the higher mer issue and I've come to the same conclusion. Since iShares switched their CBN ETF to xgro, xgro inherited the printed mer. Since mer is not calculated until one year after (like filing taxes), we do not know the true mer for xgro but it 'should' be around 0.21%. The part that I need to look into further is how CBN had a management fee of 0.18% but then had a mer of 0.80%.
          Tecnologie - Una città elettrica! Storia di Shenzen (iltrenoromalido)      Cache   Translate Page      
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I had dates 13, 14, and 15 all lined up for this last weekend, but then 13 dropped off the face of the earth, so 14 and 15 moved up. 13 (formerly 14), was with a guy who introduced himself as John; he was planning on putting himself through the same type of thing as I, though at a slower pace. His date goal was 50. At date number 13 myself, this seemed a bit excessive.
14 (formerly 15), sent a picture of himself after I assured him that I was not his ex, and between the time of first contact via email and first physical contact we exchanged roughly 120 emails between us. Midway through the process, we gave each other names; his was Reginald, mine, Beatrice. The more emails I received from him, the more I liked him. Twisted, funny, and smart, I started to contemplate not meeting him as I thought our email relationship was so perfect that no actual person could ever live up to the ideas I had built up in my head about him.
Here is a small excerpt of our witty dialogue which endeared him to me:

Hi _______! (From Reginald) 

Sorry, I suddenly couldn't bear the term, 'casual dating' figuring so prominently in my inbox.I hereby do solemnly swear to not brandish any hebrews at you, so you can put down the homosensualists and step away from them slowly... 

You going on the naked bikeride? 

I guess that was a little forward - how about this, do you like long walks on the beach, holding hands at sunset, and pausing for a moment to embrace and kiss and feel the knees weaken? And then, when you're not looking, someone in a sigmund the sea-monster costume comes up and throws enough seaweed on you to feed the imperial japanese navy for a week? And then you discover that there was a jellyfish in the seaweed and you've got that stingy sensation crawling all over you, so you start itching and running around like you're crazy, prompting your paramour to launch into insane heroics, trying to make you calm down and let them help, but they can't help and you fall on the sand, remembering something you once read about jellyfish stings so you start shrieking, "PEE ON ME!" at earsplitting decibel levels, but you don't mean it in a watersports kinda way, you just want to stop the stinging, however your lover gets the wrong idea and after a vigorous micturition (which cascades over you, bringing the pain back to an almost tolerable state) and you're catching your breath, you realize that he's furiously attempting to, "go a number three" as well?
That never happens to me either.
Life outside of my head is so bloody trite and contrived.
I hope your day is resplendent in loveliness! 

(Response From Me)I absolutely hate long walks on the beach, mostly because they remind me that I have come from slimy muck-ridden creatures which once ate their own fecal matter in order to survive. 

But I do like going to supermarkets with an apron on, opening random packages of food and asking shoppers if they would like to sample the merchandise the store has put on a special half-price sale due to the occurrence of several suspicious food poisoning related deaths in East Texas. 

I also like walking up to people on the street who are talking on their cell phones and pretending they are long lost friends, hugging them, telling them it is great to see them, and asking them if their sister has overcome the syphilis. 

Additionally, I am very fond of putting my hand down, face up under a stranger's ass as they sit down in the bus seat next to me. 

More over, it thrills me to no end when I can bring a dish to a vegetarian pot luck which is laced with all manner of pork products, but tell everyone it is Tofurkey. 

And finally, my heart bursts with pride when I am able to successfully convince any close friend that I am a very distant relative of Leonardo DaVinci, and that the horrible family secret is that he was a sham and all his work was actually created by his stable boy and life partner, Pedro, who lived in Leo's (that's what we call him), stable and intermittently serviced Leo while creating the great works attributed to him. 

That's what I like, but I realize, these things are not everyone's cup of tea. 


Have fun biking in the nude 
(Response From Reginald) 
I
LOVE food poisoning related deaths in East Texas! 
I'm half tempted to never meet you and just trade an e-mail a day until one of us destroys humanity out of boredom. 

And I just re-read that first line - are you trying to say that we all descended from republicans?
Blue-green algae I could handle, republicans, not.
Granted, my dad was a republican, I suppose, technically I had to swim through his junk at some point...EEEEEEWWWWWWWW!
Do you see what you made me think???
Turrible, really. 

Perhaps to anyone else this interchange might sound arcane, insane, or merely, mundane, (sorry had to do it), but this, along with the 60 other emails I received from this brilliant psychopath served to draw me in and seduce me. There is really nothing like a twisted mind to get one’s body to jump into action. I guess “leap” would be a better description for what I did. While the date we had scheduled was for Sunday, by Thursday night, he and I were both so worked up via email, text, and phone conversation that he came over at 3 am and well……showed me how crazy he is in person. Then on Friday, because my date dropped out, I went over to his place and we got crazy again, and then on Saturday night, after my date with John, I went over to his place and then ended up spending the entire actual “date” day with him as well, the whole time getting completely and utterly insane with each other. We even started to write porn together, which I can honestly say I have never done on a date before. What a relief to find an outlet for my psychotic energy.
The date with John was less noteworthy. We met at a coffee shop down the block from Guardino Gallery on Alberta Street. We had both ridden our bikes and were parched, so we got green chai soy iced tea and sat to talk for a while. It was pretty awkward initially, a lot of our opening sentences starting with “So………” and then some routine question just to get the conversation going. Eventually, we both loosened up, and by the time we walked down the street to look at the art in Guardino, we were talking very easily. The gallery was a favorite of John’s and he had already seen the show there at Last Thursday. Of course, I have a strict policy about going to First/Last Thursdays; I don’t. I believe I have gone over that rule in this blog before, so I will not bore you with the details. John said that he too did not like going as it was difficult to see the art. The show was good, a pairing of a painter and sculptor, and while the paintings were satisfactory, the concept and execution of the sculpture was quite moving; particularly one depicting a man rowing, his oars digging into the wooden base, his body tensed with effort as it hovered to create a shadow over the wooden platform it was mounted on. The tension created by this simple composition was viscerally evocative in all the right places. Walking around the shop, I saw work by people I had gone to art school with. This was both gratifying and unnerving as I was happy to see my fellow artisans were still making work, and sad to remember the last time I had picked up a tool to make anything myself.
We left Guardino and headed west, looking for other galleries to stop into as we walked. There was not a whole lot else, though I did find a pair of charming porcelain doll arm earrings which I snapped up without hesitation. The whole time we walked, the sky threatened rain, and while it occasionally did fall lightly on our helmet-hair heads, it never really came to fruition.
John told me that he was a theatre production manager who worked for a company which did a lot of work with Nike. The more he spoke of it, the more he seemed to not be too into it. He was in the process of wondering whether or not to get an MBA. He did not know exactly what he would use it for, but that was a goal he was still working out. We talked a bit about my blog; what I would call him in it, (he wanted a numeric name), and why I decided to accept a date with him. There was not much of a screening process for John as he used to know a friend of mine, the same friend who owns the Ugly Mug (though he called it the muddy cup), Kim. He used to have a crush on her when she waited tables at The Moon and Sixpence, an English Pub in the Hollywood District. A lot of people I know used to have a crush on Kim, most of them very good people, so I figured, where’s the harm?
John kept referring to my blog throughout our date, talking about some of the more poignant moments, wondering about Seven, and it started to get under my skin a bit. He had in fact chosen an Ethiopian restaurant in which to dine, and I had to wonder if this wasn’t modeled after a date I had reported on in my blog. In fact, the last few dates have left me with the feeling that these gentlemen know far too much about me for a “date” type situation to be fair. Very recently I have had various questions like, “are you going to talk about my ear hair?” or, “Am I the best date so far?” Or, Allah forbid, someone has read some small reference to sex in my blog and decided to ask me why people have sex with all the viruses and diseases going around in the world. I don’t know, maybe I am just an asshole, but why all of a sudden am I the one being examined?  I mean, come on!!! Know your place people!!
For instance, John’s fingers were just a half inch too short. Not that they were stubby, they were thin, but in proportion to the rest of his body, which was quite long and elegant in a way, his fingers came up a bit…..short. This, in my opinion is noteworthy for the very reason I am meeting new people…it is random. Additionally, there is a reason every person has the name they have, though it is not ever the same. John for example is named after a friend of mine from High School I think I might have forced myself on in a Las Vegas hotel room. That gentleman’s nickname is the same as this gentleman’s real name, and vice versa. The friend from high school seems to have forgiven me, by the way.
We rode our bikes together to the restaurant, him in front, as he did not want to be left behind by my riding. The truth was he was motoring along pretty fast, and at several points I had to wonder if he was afraid of me gaining on him or passing him. Then he did something I could not ever forgive. He went through a red light. This might seem like a miniscule issue, but the reality is that the more that bike riders blow red lights, the more pissed car drivers become at bike riders and the more in danger we all are. I told him I was putting it in my blog just to spite him.
Later, while we were at the restaurant, picking out what to eat, John mentioned he didn’t eat red meat or pork, except for bacon. I take exception to this stance though many people, even my own father, have taken it. I don’t think you deserve to eat bacon if you are not going to eat the rest of the pork and red meat family. Bacon should be saved for those of us with the balls to eat it all and make no apologies. Eating only bacon is like licking the frosting off the cake, eating the egg filling out of a quiche, or opening up an éclair and sucking out the custard. It is simply low brow, and really should not be tolerated.
John and I ended up sharing the Vegan platter of all things, which was quite good, and I unfortunately asked for this orange iced tea concoction which tasted like sugar poured over ice with a dash of orange flavor thrown in for good measure. I couldn’t do it. Except for the drink portion, it was a very nice meal; we talked about our exes and our desire to be more intentional with our dating choices instead of just settling for what came along. Like me, John was at a cross roads in his life and he was in the process of trying to figure out what he was going to be and who he would be being it with.
After dinner, as we were unlocking our bikes and getting ready to go, I asked if he would be interested in going out again, and I don’t really know why. It was not that he wasn’t very nice, funny, handsome, and all that, we just didn’t seem to fit that well. Either that or the thought of dating someone going through the exact same thing as me has become less and less appealing as time has passed. As we steered our bikes down Fremont, mine towards Reginald’s place and his towards his home, I became uneasy about where I told him I was going to next. I had told him earlier that I was going to a friend’s, and “she” lived down Fremont. I just didn’t feel like telling him the truth would have been kind, although I am sure that he is reading it presently and is probably pretty pissed. I tried to yell ahead and tell him good-bye, attempting to avoid any awkward good-night kiss moment, but he stopped and pulled even with me, and though I cannot absolutely determine this as fact, I am pretty sure he wanted one.
I pulled away and rode down a side street, very excited to be going to Reggie’s. I was satisfied to know that while John wasn’t a bad guy, he wasn’t right for me, and the reason I knew this was because Seven and Reginald were. This was intentional, and with this date, it felt as though I had taken another step toward an answer. I have no idea what question it would apply to, or what the answer would be, but everything felt more in order, and I, more in control.

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I was talking to my twin brother today about my latest dating experience, and he told me that dating is much like picking your nose; you keep digging, hoping for a winner, but all you ever really get is another booger. Now, I am not sure I ever hope for anything better to come out of my nose when I pick it, but I do think that the deeper in to this research I go, the more I come up with the same results.

My fifth date was with a man I was supposed to go kayaking with. The first time we set the place and time for the date, I fell ill and could not go. This time, we were to meet downtown and go to the Willamette to kayak around. I was excited. I had not been kayaking since I was in Alaska roughly ten years ago, so I thought it would at least be a good date in that way. Sadly, when my date showed up, let’s call him “Tom”, he was not in shape to go as he had been working hauling logs all week and had just finished hauling wood that morning. Instead we settled on driving through the Gorge and up to Bonneville Dam to look at the fish ladder. Much less to be excited about; especially if you live in Oregon and bring every freaking tourist who visits you to the falls along the Gorge. I might as well have gone on a date to McDonalds Playland; sounds like fun, but then you get there and all it is, is a bunch of screaming kids in large colorful tubes throwing balls at each other.

The first item of note regarding Tom is that he is older than me by more than 10 years. This in itself is not really that amazing; the fact that he acted like a man at least 10 years older than that was noteworthy however. Tom is handsome, white hair, ruddy complexion, and has the carriage of a man who is familiar with heavy labor; his shoulders slump forward slightly and his arms hang by his side as he walks. He picked me up in front of the Multnomah Public Library down town; we put my bike in his car, and went back to his house so he could clean up. He lives in a house in the west hills which he built himself; he is a home builder by trade and drove me past several of the houses he had built on the drive to his house. They were all impressively large, and he told me the ins-and-outs of how he came to build each one. As we drove, we talked of the possibility of going to a Mariners game in the future, which sounded great to me, as I love baseball. He told me that he holds season tickets with a group of people and he determined that picking games where you get a free bobble head of one of the players was the best value. I am a fan of bobble heads, so I could see his point.

We entered his house and the first thing I noticed was how gigantic it was. I asked him if he thought it might be too big for just one person to which he immediately replied, “No.” As I walked through the house to his back room, I recognized all the markings of a bachelor; he owned nice furniture, though none of it was arranged well, nor did it match. There was a beer bottle and a pizza pan out from the night before, along with several other pots and pans strewn about the kitchen. His house had a huge fire place and windows facing the trees and the wilderness behind. The view was beautiful, but there were no curtains or blinds to close to keep anyone from looking in. He had two or three huge sacks of bird feed on the floor in his kitchen nook; one was open with a scoop still in it. His mantle was made of stone and reached up to the roughly 20’ high ceilings, and on little stone ledges were old ceramic beer steins. There were crocodile heads on the floors, and on the stereo speaker: a fox pelt.

He told me he was going to go upstairs to clean up, and he put on some music before he went. It was the first indication that things might not go so well on this date; it was a New Country station. New Country is the worst kind of Country in my opinion. Why put on some music, which you yourself will not be able to hear, leave the room and not ask the person left to listen to the noise whether or not they like it? I personally am more of a heavy metal/hard rock fan, but I would never put this music on in the company of a perfect stranger without first asking if it was to their liking. As I looked around his living room, a song about marrying for money playing in the background, I saw the fruits of his trips to Safeco Field: at least fifteen bobble heads of different Mariners players were displayed on the mantle, shelves, and tables. It was hysterical. One sat in its box on a side table, waiting to be taken out and placed in a special spot next to its brothers. I looked around more and saw, on a stereo speaker, a picture of him and three hooters girls outside of a hooters restaurant set in a gold frame. This was getting more and more grim. Then he came back into the room wearing a flannel shirt, jeans and a black baseball hat with huge red and orange flames on it. Awesome.

As we drove to the Gorge we talked. Every time he began telling me something, he would introduce it by saying either, “I have a story for you” or “this is something you might find interesting” or something of that nature. He also started all of his sentences by saying the first word very loudly and then quieting down to a normal “inside voice” level by the end of the sentence. It was a bit disquieting at first, but I slowly got used to it. He had a bad habit of asking me questions and then not waiting for me to finish my answer before he told me what he thought, or if I tried to tell him something about myself, he would interrupt by pointing out some amazing geographical feature like the Willamette River. He told me about how much money he had to spend on rope for a job, (a dollar a foot, roughly), he told me about paying for a chainsaw in trade with some wood he had recently procured. He asked if I would ever want to go to Hawaii with him, as he had free housing there if he wanted it. He then launched into a story about how he purchased some Macadamia nuts while he was in Hawaii and got a free ukulele CD with them, which he just happened to have in the car, and then, yes, horror of horrors, he played. This was when it hit me: he had Grampa Syndrome. Grampa syndrome occurs in males of all ages, and is reflected in the way they treat money. A friend of mine has this same syndrome; once in our early twenties, as we sat and drank tea at a non-descript Starbucks Wannabe café, he asked me if I thought it was a good idea for him to save his tea bag for later. My immediate reply was, “of course, Grampa, why don’t you leave a dime for a tip on the table when we go?” Grampa syndrome is usually a life-long affliction; trying to train someone out of it can be very dangerous, and I highly suggest just steering clear of these people all together if you are not of the same mind. No amount of happiness is worth the price of having to hear all of the stories of great deals, free bobble heads or other amazing bargains for the rest of your life.

We arrived at the fish place and got out of the car. He brought an umbrella with him as it was perfect spring weather for Oregon: windy and rainy. Half way to the fish area, he decided he needed a heavier coat, reached in his pocket, pulled out a quarter and directed me to “feed the fish”. He went back to his car and I fed the fish, which was strangely enjoyable, especially when I threw in the pellets and created a feeding frenzy among them. He came back and we walked around the different ponds. At the Rainbow Trout area, he gave me another quarter for fish food. Sadly, as I turned the lever for the food, all of the pellets came out quickly and some of them spilled out onto the ground. I walked over to the pond and started throwing in the food. He then walked back to the machine and began to pick up each little pellet which had fallen out and fed the fish with those. I could not look, it seemed too ridiculous, and I knew if I had, I would have laughed. After going to see the 70 year old Sturgeon and the empty fish ladder, we decided to head up to Skamania lodge to grab lunch. The conversation had somehow turned to people we had dated, and I asked him what the largest age range had been between he and someone he was dating. He replied that he had dated someone who was twenty just last year. It ended up not working out though, not because of the age difference, but because she was crazy. Go figure.

We sat down at the pub-ish restaurant at the lodge and ordered. I ordered the burger, he ordered the pulled pork, and then asked the waiter what Gnocchi was, except he pronounced it “Ganache”, so there was a bit of confusion initially. After the waiter explained the Gnocchi and left, Tom asked me if I had ever heard of it. I told him that I had, and then I taught him how to pronounce it and told him what Ganache is. He said he felt stupid, but I assured him that our waiter had probably heard far more stupid things come out of people’s mouths. It was a pretty good lunch, but during our meal, he asked me a question about my brother which I had already told him the answer to on the way up. After I informed him I had already told him this information, he looked a little surprised. Then I told him that he was not a good listener. This information apparently did not surprise him at all. His response was basically, “yeah, I know,” and then it was kinda on to the next thing. I figured since we were being honest, I also told him that he rarely told a story that didn’t in some way relate to money. I recounted a few of the things he had told me, and then we got into a very stimulating conversation about the importance of money.

On the way to the car in the parking lot, he asked me what I thought the definition of a date was. I told him I didn’t really know, mostly because I knew he asked me in order to tell me what he thought. After he told me that I was not going to like his answer, he told me that a date is defined by a meeting of two people where the possibility of sex exists. I pretty much agreed with him. I asked him if he thought we were on a date, and he said yes. He then asked me, and I said yes. He seemed surprised by my answer, until I told him it wasn’t happening. This reply did not seem to surprise him at all.

On the way back home we stopped at the Pendleton Woolen Mill. Yet another amazing tourist attraction I have been to countless times with tourists. Tom was interested in getting another flannel shirt, as the ones he owned were of such good quality. While we were in there, he showed me one he was thinking about buying. It was orange and yellow. I asked him what exactly he was thinking, as he knew it was ugly. He said it was a great price, and he could wear it around the house or when he didn’t care about getting his clothes dirty, to which I replied, “Dude, don’t do that, there is no excuse for ugly clothing, no matter what the cost.” He settled on a black flannel on another rack. As we were walking around the store he offered to buy me a $10 sweater. I replied in the negative, but he kept pushing it. Even out into the parking lot, he kept asking me why I didn’t want a stupid sweater. Then, he let me know that all the other dates he had brought there had wanted one when he offered. I couldn’t hold it in, I just burst out laughing. He tried to explain that he didn’t take all of his dates there, just a few, but I just kept on laughing. I had been polite about the bobble heads, the hooters girls, the hat, the ukulele music, but this was too much. He had taken me on a date he had been on before with other women. It made me feel so very special.

After we left Pendleton, we started talking about the Mariners game again. He told me that he usually slept over for night games, and asked if would I want to do that. I asked if that meant we would be having sex. He said yes. It was very business like, no romance, no anxious feeling, no trying to casually brush my hand at any point during the date, no flowery compliments on my behalf. Looking back, I wasn’t really even offended; Tom rolled dispassionate, and by this time, I knew it.

We got back to my apartment and unloaded my bike. I took it from him, thanked him, and went toward my apartment. It had been my best date yet; but as I threw my bike on my shoulder and carried it up to my apartment, I had to admit, it still was not that good.

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These 42 Characters Are Identical No Matter What They're In.

1901: Richard II and Richard III, the Swimming and Vegetarian Cats of the U.S. Barge Office at NYC’s Battery Park. This was the place immigrants were taken as soon as they landed in New York.

I’m probably going to get punished by Cat God for doing this.

The Men Who Searched for the Dead at Niagara Falls. (via Strange Company)

How To Hide An Empire. History class didn't teach you about the many places the US has owned outside our national borders.

The Pimple Pete Game by Dr. Pimple Popper.

What Is Hell? It Depends on Who You Ask. (via Digg)

The Devastating Earthquake That Brought the World Together.

The white women who flipped: the price of changing your conservative views.

That Time the US Military Made an Atomic Cannon.

A blast from the past (2012): 18 Fabulous Photos of Famous Flappers.


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Many years ago, during a local festival with several stages, I was roped into introducing the Turtles at the last minute. They had a script I was to end with: "They aren't mutant, they aren't ninjas, and they certainly aren't teenagers, but they are... the Turtles!" Here, DJ Cummerbund mixes their song "Happy Together" with "Personal Jesus" by Depeche Mode. A few cameos are thrown in for good measure. The trombonist is Gunhild Carling, and her TEDx video is here. The video clip of Britney Spears is overlaid with Alanis Morrisette singing "You Oughta Know." It's synched perfectly because Spears performed the song in concert a lot. (via Digg)
          Black Hack Playtest Part Trois!       Cache   Translate Page      
So we finished up the black hack adventure that Matt was running last night.  It was filled with epic silliness.  We were originally supposed to go to this bubbling tower in search of a magical creature.  We did find one, a unicorn, however we kept looking (cuz you know your in a tower so you want to check the whole thing out).

After finishing up looking around the 2nd level of the tower (which was made by some wack a doodle architect!*) we decided to go and check upstairs.  Being a typical murderhobo thief I went first with my bow ready to shoot anything that moved.

I get to the landing of the next level, and there's a black cat and a Oculus!** Apparently he was trying to make friends with the cat.  Anyways, shoot at things that move.  I fire an arrow at him, after he shot a beam of light from his eyeball at the cat.  (You can't blame me, I thought he was going to kill the cat.  I maybe chaotic, but I have a heart).

Tim Shorts character came up the stairs and lobbed a thermo nuclear detonator (yup we are in a fantasy setting).   I was still upstairs when it blew.  Blasting apart this crazy magical lab.

I managed to grow a new arm, and when the contents of the lab blew up all these magical potions got destroyed causing effects to all of us.  Tim's character, ever 22 minutes he splits into 2, and he has to suffer thru regrowing a tooth everyday just to have them fall out at the end of the month!

Somehow the cleric saved my ass, and while I was lying there bleeding to death I saw the black cat jump out the window.  The thing that amazed me though, was that it turned into a griffon and flew away! (schrodinger's cat?)

I guess that was the magical creature that we were supposed to find.

We left off trying to decide what to do with this awesome tower, and the unicorn who poops magic gems!  Strongly considering getting a wagon and bringing all that back to town like crazy heroes!

The session was a blast, and I'm really digging black hack.  Matt was talking about trying to do a sci fi type game with it.  Although not using any of the hacks of the hack, just the straight up black hack and re name character classes.  As I was suggesting a thief could easily be a computer hacker/space pirate (han solo type), warriors could be a chewy kinda creature etc.  It's a great system, one that I intend to play in the future.

*First level was 30 x 30, second level was 60 x 30 and the top level was 30 x 30?  Nifty! 

**Turns out this oculus was young, and didn't grow up with other's around.  He was trying to find a mate and he figured the best way to do that was to get some moolah.  So he created a magical lab in order to make some cash, and then in turn find a mate that would be willing to hang with him.  The cat was his friend.  Unfortunately we almost killed him, so I hazard to guess he's coming back for us at some point. 


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BUT DEADLINE FOR COLLEGE ID PAPERWORK STILL IN PLACE: The state Senate voted Tuesday to essentially delay all photo ID requirements for the 2019 elections. Democrats largely voted against the measure because the bill didn't also deal with the college ID issue, which Republicans were content to put off for now, and which won't be relevant until the 2020 elections. The State Board of Elections hasn't had time to implement all the rules controlling voter ID at the polls, which the General Assembly laid the groundwork for in December, and there are two special congressional elections scheduled this year. Senate Republicans were unwilling Tuesday to tack a change into their 2019 delay bill, saying they wanted to see first how many colleges act by the deadline. They tabled two Democratic amendments on the issue.
https://www.wral.com/voter-id-delay-moving-but-what-about-student-ids/18253734/

AG JOSH STEIN DIGGING INTO OXYCONTIN MAKER'S COMMUNICATIONS: The state wants communications about the “exchange of money or other items of value” and documents about Purdue bonuses and salaries to members of the family that owns the company and its shareholders. Members of the Sackler family own Purdue Pharma. Richard Sackler is the company’s former CEO. “Our office is looking for more information about Purdue’s finances,” Stein’s spokeswoman, Laura Brewer, said in an email. The documents on Sackler family payments that Stein wants are part of a broader request filed in Wake Superior Court seeking information Purdue Pharma provided in connection with a national lawsuit. That lawsuit claims that manufacturers and distributors of opioids contributed to the drug crisis.
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article227469514.html

SUPPORTERS OF DURHAM IMMIGRANT FACE CHARGES FOR TRYING TO PROTECT HIM: More than two dozen supporters of a recently deported man called on Wake County prosecutors Monday to dismiss charges against them. But their own lawyer simply asked for their cases to be continued until April. Samuel Oliver-Bruno had been taking sanctuary in a Durham church for nearly a year when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents took him into custody in November during a visit to an immigration office in Morrisville. When supporters tried to stop the arrest, they were arrested as well. "The kind of policies that are tearing our families apart and taking us out of our schools and workplaces and terrorizing our neighbors are unacceptable," Manju Rajendran said at a rally outside the Wake County Courthouse on Monday. Oliver-Bruno's 19-year-old son, Daniel Oliver-Perez, was among the 28 people arrested in November, and he said he had to drop out of college and now works full time to support his family.
https://www.wral.com/deportation-protesters-call-for-dismissal-of-charges-against-them-but-case-simp...

HANDS OFF YOUR IPHONE: LEGISLATION BANNING CELL PHONE USE WHILE DRIVING EMERGES: The House Transportation Committee overwhelmingly backed legislation on Tuesday to bar all m