first celebrate, then organize: good things that happened in the 2020 u.s. election

United States Vice Presidents After the positive result in the US election, so many of my fellow leftists refuse to find joy in the occasion. They seem determined to not admit that something good happened.The worst president in the history of the United States has been handed his walking papers. This is a good thing! Does that mean I expect anything but business as usual from a Joe Biden administration? Of course not! But will Trump's ouster improve people's lives? Absolutely it will....
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Tokyo kimonos, colours and comedy masks

They were surprised to see me, but nowhere near as surprised as I was to see them.
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Private sector (IGA/ Bunnings) is making up rules EVEN HARSHER than the DHHS’s ridiculous mask rules

An extract. I believe these rules are in breach of the law. But when there is total anarchy in Victoria I don’t think anything can be done about it but to boycott IGA. ====IGA=== I went to the cashier in IGA and a young cashier asked if I had a mask. I confirmed I have […]
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AMAZING Arancini!

Arancini rice balls are one of the wonders of Italian cuisine. Shaped like a ball or a cone these crunchy crumbed arancini are filled with a wonderful bolognese ragu with peas and mozzarella. These are a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Shakespeare and Co

Shakespeare and Company is an old very well known bookstore in Paris. It’s a Left Bank institution just across from Notre Dame. I read that, like many places in Paris, they were having financial problems so on the last day before the Confinement started, I went there to buy a book. I didn’t find one unfortunately but I enjoyed walking though the store. It seemed pretty packed to me, probably because of the appeal of the owner asking for business. I heard that you can order a book online and pick...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Shakespeare, Notre Dame, Interior, Wallace, Left Bank, Shakespeare and Company, Book Store

#AbuDhabi Wealth Fund Culls Japan Team, Seeking New Growth Focus - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund Culls Japan Team, Seeking New Growth Focus - Bloomberg The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has reconfigured the way it invests in Japanese stocks, part of a wider shift by the world’s third-largest sovereign wealth fund to focus on areas with more growth potential.The fund, known as ADIA, closed a small team that focused on Japanese equities and three portfolio managers left, according to people familiar with the matter who declined to be identified because the information i...
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Etihad Airlines Streamlines Executive Team to Weather Pandemic - Bloomberg

Etihad Airlines Streamlines Executive Team to Weather Pandemic - Bloomberg Etihad Airways has scaled back its executive team amid efforts to weather the coronavirus pandemic as it pushes ahead with a restructuring program launched three years ago.The chief operating officer and chief financial officer will take on more responsibility at the Abu Dhabi-based carrier, according to a statement Sunday.Under a 2017 restructuring plan, the airline is trimming its operations amid plans to position itsel...
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UAE overhauls legal and personal laws

The United Arab Emirates announced a major overhaul of the country’s legal and personal laws, allowing unmarried couples to cohabitate, relaxing alcohol restrictions and criminalizing honor killings. The decrees, which details changes in the laws concerning such vital matters as expatriates’ wills and inheritance, marriage and divorce, the indecency laws, sexual and harassment crimes including […] The post UAE overhauls legal and personal laws appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Uae, Living in Dubai, Civil Law, Penal Code

"...And We Lead Not by the Example of Our Power, But by the Power of Our Example.

President-elect Joe Biden's Victory speech    "My fellow Americans, the people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered us a clear victory. A convincing victory. A victory for “We the People.” We have won with the most votes ever cast for a presidential ticket in the history of this nation — 74 million. I am humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me. I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify. Who doesn’t see Red and Blue states, but the Unite...
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Porsche and Embraer are selling a matching limited-edition private jet and supercar combo for $11 million

Embraer and Porsche's "Duet" collaboration. Embraer and Porsche Embraer and Porsche just unveiled a limited-edition pairing of the Phenom 300E private jet and 911 Turbo S supercar.   Only 10 will be sold with a list price of $10,992,000 each that also includes a custom Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC watch and luggage set. The Phenom 300E is Embraer's best-selling light jet with a maximum range of 2,010 nautical miles and top speed of Mach .80. The Turbo S is Porsche's top-trim vers...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Now Is Not the Time to Travel to Indigenous Nations in the U.S.

With the COVID-19 pandemic ushering in the return of the road trip, places like parks and other natural wonders have seen a lot of traffic. That includes many popular spots in Indigenous nations within the United States, like Antelope Canyon, Havasu Falls and Glacier National Park. Read more...
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Milestone for Libya as Oil Output Hits Million Barrels Daily - Bloomberg

Milestone for Libya as Oil Output Hits Million Barrels Daily - Bloomberg Libya boosted oil production to more than 1 million barrels a day, a milestone for the North African country after civil war all but shut its energy industry.The OPEC member, home to Africa’s largest crude reserves, ramped up production in the past six weeks amid a truce between rival military forces. It was pumping 800,000 barrels a day last week, and the state-run National Oil Corp. said Saturday that output now exceeds t...
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Pork buns

This is the second time we've made Chinese-style steamed pork buns. Ken used his home-made pulled pork barbecue to make the filling by adding Chinese spices to the cooked meat. I followed a recipe for the dough that we found on the internet (I think) and it worked great. Steamed pork buns with eggrolls (above). After the dough rose for a couple of hours, I punched it down and divided it (and the filling) into eight equal portions. I shaped each portion of dough into a ball then flattened each ...
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OPEC would miss 'friend Trump', wary of strains under Biden, sources say | Reuters

OPEC would miss 'friend Trump', wary of strains under Biden, sources say | Reuters Key members of OPEC are wary that strains in the OPEC+ alliance could reemerge with Joe Biden as U.S. President, sources close to the organisation said, and would miss President Donald Trump who went from criticising the group to helping bring about a record oil output cut.Biden could modify U.S. diplomatic relations with three members of OPEC - de facto leader Saudi Arabia, and sanctioned countries Iran and Venez...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Joe Biden, Iran, Venezuela, Biden, Tehran, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Russia Russia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Gulf markets mixed as Biden win is no 'make or break' for regional economies | Reuters

Gulf markets mixed as Biden win is no 'make or break' for regional economies | Reuters Gulf stock markets were muted on Sunday after Joe Biden’s U.S. election victory, reflecting expectations that his administration will not bring radical changes to the region’s struggling economies.In Saudi Arabia, the stocks index declined 0.2% at market open but posted some gains in early trading and was up 0.3% at 0725 GMT. Other Gulf markets were mixed.Expectations of moderate oil prices and a weaker U.S. d...
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Weekly Top Posts: 2020-11-08

Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland Guest Post by Rebecca Carvin aka RebeccaNYC Going to Try Something New French Antique Guessing Game: Takaans Paper Mache Molds from the Philippines
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Factbox: How a Biden presidency would transform the U.S. energy landscape | Reuters

Factbox: How a Biden presidency would transform the U.S. energy landscape | Reuters Democrat Joe Biden has won the November U.S. presidential election, according to several major networks. Here are some of the changes that could occur in U.S. energy policy under his administration:INTERNATIONAL OIL SUPPLIESBiden has shown an interest in multilateral diplomacy similar to previous Democratic administrations. That could mean an eventual path for OPEC members Iran and Venezuela to get out from under...
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Mideast Stocks-Major Gulf markets mixed in early trade | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks-Major Gulf markets mixed in early trade | ZAWYA MENA Edition Major share markets in the Gulf were mixed on Sunday as stocks did not react significantly to Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election, though gains in petrochemical shares lifted the Saudi bourse.The kingdom's benchmark index rose 0.6%, with petrochemical maker Saudi Basic Industries gaining 2.7%, while Al Rajhi Bank was up 1%.While Trump had cozy relationships with what critics say are increasingly authori...
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