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At this point I think we should just rename road biking "professional cheating" and the yellow jersey should be given to the team that can cheat the most. 
The UCI made headlines back in March for checking several dozen bikes for hidden motors at Milan-San Remo. Many fans laughed off the incident as a ridiculous waste of time, somewhat prematurely perhaps. Concealing a motor in the frame of a road bike isn't just possible, there are products on the ...
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This headline is not doing anything to dispel misconceptions about our country
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My dad was right. Maple syrup makes everything better!
Researchers at McGill University have found that concentrated maple syrup appears to help fight bacterial infections.
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Here biking is seen as a wholesome activity and skateboarding is something done by hooligans. In Afghanistan it's the exact opposite. The world works in mysterious ways. I wonder if we'll see the x-games dominated by Afghan girls in years to come.
 
In Afghanistan, girls aren't allowed to bicycle but they are allowed to skateboard. So, in 2007 a non-profit that pairs skating and education called 'Skateistan' descended on the country. Skateboarding is now the #1 sport for women in Afghanistan. Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson took these award-winning portraits of skateboarding girls in Kabul.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/04/skateistan-jessica-fulford-dobson/
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They look like good kids, nice picture!
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Hire well and then give people the authority and ability to run with things. Getting step 2 right is just as important as step 1.
 
What do you get by hiring slowly? People who will fly halfway across the world at a moment’s notice to help the +Dalai Lama celebrate +Desmond Tutu’s birthday over Hangouts.

In 2011 we learned the Dalai Lama was unable to join Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday party because the South African government denied his visa request. So Loren Groves, a Noogler, flew to Cape Town the next day to help them connect over Hangouts, a special moment for them and a proud one for us.

This kind of dedication isn’t common and can’t be trained. But it’s what you’ll get if you’re willing to wait to hire the best people. #workrules #google #hangouts #hiring
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I feel that my dad joke game isn't strong enough. 
Why can't you hear a pterodactyl use the bathroom? Because the "p" is silent.
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I love the cremation of Sam McGee and this is how I will hear the story in my head from now on.
 
Johnny Cash reads The Cremation of Sam McGee, by Robert Service.

I was reminded of this by a fellow poet; and I noted the heavy influence of Service upon my writing to this day.

#writing   #publishing   #poetry   #alaska   #canada   #poem   #epic  
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I wonder what would happen if we started to recommend psychiatric drugs for parents and teachers we didn't like. "You're not as good as Jane's last math teacher so we're recommending you go on diazepam"
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This looks odd but might be amazing. 
The Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology (LEAPTech) project will demonstrate distributed electric propulsion for future aircraft.
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Very interesting stuff. I wonder if neural toxins reach deadly levels in severely sleep deprived people.
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There are good ideas, bad ideas and then this idea.
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I worry that somehow I may be all 9.
 
The nine most despised work personalities http://ow.ly/La2eH
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  • Queen's University
    BSc. Mechanical Engineering, 1999 - 2003
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Mechanical Engineer, grad school dropout, life long kindergardener
Amateur skier, mountain biker, white water kayaker, rock climber, renovator, photographer, traveller and chef
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I know how to read!
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  • Google
    Agency Lead, 2010 - present
  • KPMG
    Sr. Consultant, 2008 - 2010
  • Sentinel Power Systems
    Operations Manager
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Toronto, Ontario - Kingston, Ontario - Ottawa, Ontario
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Dr. Awadia was fantastic. My eye exam was quick, accurate and educational. She explained what she was doing and why and how my eyes had changed. Irene helped me pick out the perfect frames from a Spanish manufacturer I have never seen anywhere else and my lenses were ready way faster than I thought.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A very stylish hotel with a fantastic location and friendly staff. The staff provided great restaurant and bar recommendations which was very handy as many of the places in the area are overly expensive tourist traps.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Need a fast lunch? Go here and thank me later. The curry lamb wrap is unbelievably good. Ravi was an amazing chef and the world is better for having known him. I hope his family (who run the place after he died earlier this year) keep up his legacy.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Fantastic place. I wanted to order everything on the menu. If I go back enough I'm sure I will!
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
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Betty's has the best service in the city. They always do whatever they can to find you a table. Prompt, friendly, honest with just enough edge to always feel like a bar. If you're looking for a pint and a bite look no further.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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Among the best Thai places I've ever been. This is a perpetual tie for #1 in Toronto along with Sukothai.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago