solidarity with wet’suwet’en land defenders and their allies on the frontlines

Thank you to the Wet'suwet'en people who are courageously defending their land for the greater good of us all. Thank you to the Kahnawake people who are courageously blocking the rail lines in solidarity.Thank you to the non-Indigenous allies who blocked the main highway on Vancouver Island, and disbanded only under threats of violence from racist thugs.Thank you to every person who attended a solidarity protest in cities across Canada. It's inspiring to see that protest has moved to full-scale...
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listening to joni: #12: dog eat dog

Dog Eat Dog, 1985 Front Cover We've reached a milestone: a Joni Mitchell album I don't like.No, that's a cop out. It's not merely that I don't like Dog Eat Dog. It's that Dog Eat Dog is not good. It's a really bad album.All musicians, all artists, create clunkers sometimes -- especially if they're experimenting and expanding. Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, David Byrne -- musical giants all, and all have released albums that aren't very good.And although it ...
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Mountain Abstractions

Absolutely clear light made the mountains shine with snow and glaciers. Along the Bow River near Lake Louise village strong shadows sculpted windblown ridges. Bright sun polished curves and dips in the landscape. Tiny rifts of open water highlighted wint
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The Seat Recline Debate Continues With Video — February 2020 Edition

In what may be classified as a moment of ridiculousness in the latest edition of the seat recline debate, Wendi Williams — who calls herself wendi on Twitter — posted a video of her experience aboard an airplane which operated as American Eagle flight 4392 from New Orleans to Charlotte on Friday, January 31, 2020 in which the passenger behind her kept nudging her seat annoyingly in what can be perceived as a childish manner. The backstory — according to... The post The Seat Recline Debate Contin...
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Vivacious Vancouver Island and some

Having spent many a glorious vacation in several corners of the world from viewing the magnificent glaciers of Alaska up close the peaceful civility of New Zealand and the cultural dynamism of modern China to name a few through this blog I showcase ou
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Some recent notes on Dayanand Saraswati’s belligerent and bigoted Hinduism

For my record and reference – based on recent study. Of course, there are many other references to Dayanand on this blog over the years. Dayanand Saraswati's "enlightened" caste system with two types of schools. – from Satyarth Prakash Posted by Sanjeev Sabhlok on Saturday, 15 February 2020 Further details of how the "qualitativ...
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Almost Full Flight To Bangkok Thailand

Almost Full Flight To Bangkok Thailand We are currently in Bangkok right now after we attended Singha Park Valentine’s Day Balloon Fiesta 2020 in Chiang Rai. Like many other concern travellers out there and some of them who messaged us on Facebook and Instagram, ‘Is it safe to travel to Bangkok now?’. Before we talk about that, let us show you our AirAsia flight from KLIA2 to Bangkok (Don Mueang Airport). We were seated at the first row of the plane, Hot SEAT Row 1 and many peopl...
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Visiting Melbourne: 7 Transport Tips

Are you heading Down Under soon? Melbourne is one of the Australian cities that you should not miss out on. As one of the most livable cities in the world, Melbourne has always been a favorite destination for those who enjoy world-class dining, shopping, rich culture, and coffee! Experience the beauty, quirks, and fun that Melbourne has to offer by navigating through the city like a pro.  Here are some helpful transport tips to guide you as you explore Melbourne. Trams: For a Classic ...
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Buggies Boobs Butts OH MY

Monday was Alys turn for guzzolene powered fun. This morning we would be taking dune buggies out into the desert. Our shuttle was jammed pack with a group of young girls whose prowess operating off road vehicles and overall attitudes would make their gu
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Down at the Speedway

Today was the day. I would get to drive something which was a culmination of over 50 years of automotive engineering and progress. And no it was not the Corolla we rented. We were headed out to Exotics Racing out near the Las Vegas Speedway where I
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Pesta Power at Bar Pesta, Darlinghurst

Bar Pesta is a new pasta bar with an Asian twist on Crown Street in Darlinghurst. The menu pairs Asian flavours with spaghetti, linguine or penne. There are also hearty rice bowls and salads on offer. It is from the same team as Vietnamese restaurant Xage, formerly at the same location.
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No dialogue for now as Saudis, Iranians camp on positions - Reuters

No dialogue for now as Saudis, Iranians camp on positions - Reuters:Iran and Saudi Arabia appeared no closer to bridging their differences on Saturday with both sides sticking to their positions and regional facilitator Oman seeing no breakthrough before U.S. elections in November. Tensions in the Gulf region stepped up after the killing in early January of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani by the United States in Iraq. European and Arab states have since scrambled to avert a full-fled...
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Cruise to UAE

After hearing so many people rave about their cruising adventures we decided to pull up the anchor set the main sail and steer a course for the Far East taking the plunge and booking our first cruise We'd decided on one around the middle eas
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Forget The App, Uber Is Testing Telephone Reservations

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Forget The App, Uber Is Testing Telephone Reservations...
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27 easy ways to live sustainably in 2020 (and why you should)

It’s time to make a tiny sacrifice and live sustainably with the planet. Since she gives us everything we need to survive, it seems so stupid to actually say those words. Humans have come to that point. Yosemite Valley I get it. Life is crazy busy, and your comforts and conveniences help you to manage and get through your day. When you have immediate pressing issues like paying the bills, getting your kids to school on time, helping them solve an endless run of problems, and managing a house...
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Kids Stay and Eat For Free at Marriott Hotels in Europe Throughout 2020

If you are looking to spend quality time with your family in Europe, up to two children younger than the age of 12 can stay with you in your room at no extra charge — plus dine at no additional cost as well — through Thursday, December 31, 2020 at your choice of participating hotel and resort properties within the Marriott brand portfolio in 35 countries in Europe... …but you must... The post Kids Stay and Eat For Free at Marriott Hotels in Europe Throughout 2020 appeared first on The Gate.
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South Africa’s top 8 luxury lodges and hotels

From ultra-luxurious safari lodges with spas to treehouses under the stars, South Africa offers some of the continent’s most stunning properties and experiences. Perhaps go wine tasting on a private train, dip in the pool alongside elephants in Kruger National Park or relax at a spa retreat overlooking Table Mountain. Here, we’ve rounded up the ultimate […] The post South Africa’s top 8 luxury lodges and hotels appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Europe Fare Sale: Many Destinations From $190 Roundtrip

Right now there are roundtrip economy tickets on sale between several cities in the U.S. and several destinations in Europe starting at just $190.15 and ranging up to $331. Fares are available for travel March through May, and October through December. Continue reading Europe Fare Sale: Many Destinations From $190 Roundtrip...
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Another relaxing day but still plenty to enjoy.

Saturday 15th FebruaryFor Valentines dinner last night we sat under a thatched roof with the sand beneath our feet those on the beach had to scatter a few times just as the rain showers scattered too. We were glad we chose a table under the thatched
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Last Day

I want to talk about traffic in India. The majority of vehicles are motorbikes mostly scooters then tuktuks and the occasional car. There are few rules on the roads no stop signs no traffic lights no road rage. Every vehicle weaves in and out and aro
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One more day

Its difficult to believe that we have been here already over two weeks and will be flying home at 2 a.m. on Wednesday. We have two more days to enjoy the delights of India the people the food the colours the smells of spices permeating the air.
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Adlam Family on Safari with Alain in tow

Kate and the boys landed at 0430 and were out by 0515 and so our day began. Kate and the boys were definitely tired but far too excited so we headed out of Nairobi and North toward Lake Navaisha.We dropped down into the Easter rift valley and the view
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The GerTent’s design bases itself on one of the oldest alternative nomadic homes from Asia… the Yurt

The Mongolian Ger (also known by its Russian name, the yurt) is one of those designs that’s stood the test of time pretty well. Developed as not a recreational outdoor shelter, but a traveling house, this circular gazebo-style tent allowed travelers and settlers to migrate from one place to another while literally carrying their house with them.The reason the Ger has stuck around for so long is because of its ability to provide low-cost housing for all four seasons, while being incredibly easy...
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Bedroom Remodel? Don’t Miss These 5 Upgrades

A bedroom remodel is an opportunity to change your experience with your bedroom. You may also want to do a remodel for your child or teen, perhaps in recognition that they are growing up and their needs, desires, and tastes are changing. Whatever the case, if you’re looking to change the experience the room provides,... Read More The post Bedroom Remodel? Don’t Miss These 5 Upgrades appeared first on Mommy Musings.
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‘Capitalism generates a lot of wealth depending on the situation’

Greg Epstein Contributor Share on Twitter Greg M. Epstein is the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and MIT, and the author of The New York Times bestselling book "Good Without God." Described as a “godfather to the [humanist] movement” by The New York Times Magazine in recognition of his efforts to build inclusive, inspiring and ethical communities for the nonreligious and allies, Greg was also named “one of the top faith and moral leaders...
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          The author of this quote is unknown, if you know, please let me know          [Author: French la Vie]
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The Gate Agent Who Argued With Me About The Difference Between 40 Seconds And One Minute

When I made it onto the aircraft my first class seat was still empty. They were going to send the flight out with an empty first class seat, which was great for me, not great for the next person on the upgrade list. We arrived on time and that makes American's operational stats appear improved but the little pieces that matter to customers along the way are still a problem. Continue reading The Gate Agent Who Argued With Me About The Difference Between 40 Seconds And One Minute...
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Opening lines

Here are the opening lines of four books that are important. For each, I have provided a link for a free download of the book. How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, … Continue reading "Opening lines"
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Comprehensive Guide to Airport Parking at the FLL Airport

Comprehensive Guide to Airport Parking at the FLL Airport Airport Parking at the FLL Airport – Located just 21 miles to the north of Miami is the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport. This facility services Fort Lauderdale in Florida and is conveniently located just 3 miles from the downtown area of Fort Lauderdale. A good number of flights taking off from this airport are bound for the Caribbean so transit tourists are ever at this location. For this reason, the airport has provided plenty of park...
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Two American Asian Men Denied Hotel Check-in Because They Could Be Chinese, And Coronavirus

Two Hmong men were turned away from the Super 8 hotel in Plymouth, Indiana. Then they tried the nearby Days Inn and were turned away there too. In both cases the front desk employee was afraid they might be Chinese, and therefore a coronavirus risk. They wound up sleeping in their car. Kaopra Lor videotaped the incidents and posted them to Facebook. Continue reading Two American Asian Men Denied Hotel Check-in Because They Could Be Chinese, And Coronavirus...
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