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#1 on the list of First Ladies you'd want to hang out with.
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Such a cool First Lady. I'm sure a lot of us will miss her in the White House. 😭
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Triple Crown for Heart

On Saturday I'm participating in the Triple Crown for Heart charity cycling ride. I'll be riding about 100km and climbing three local mountains for a total elevation in excess of 2000m. I've climbed each of these before, but never all three on one day!

The event raises money for pediatric heart patients at BC Children's Hospital. It's a worthy cause, and I'd be honoured if anyone saw fit to pledge a few bucks!
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Read this.

To criticize one’s nation or police, even harshly, for wrongdoing, is not to hate that country or its cops. Indeed, such rebuke implies a kind of love, truth be told; a love built on the belief that both can do better; that they can be better. If we didn’t believe that, we wouldn’t bother. We would just give up.
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No doubt about it. I think this trend of "virtue signalling" in which you abandon all sense of nuance in a discussion in order to signal your tribal bona fides is seriously destructive.
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This is worth watching.
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well, for a white guy I will say : I'm not a terrorist.
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I fact-checked this and it appears to be correct. So why isn't Sybil Ludington a household name when Paul Revere is?
 
A Might Girl on FB shared this.

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The wikiepdia entry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybil_Ludington

They also wrote:

In celebration of Independence Day, we remember a little known hero of the American Revolutionary War, 16-year-old Sybil Ludington. At approximately 9 pm on April 26, 1777, Sybil, the eldest daughter of Colonel Henry Ludington, climbed onto her horse and proceeded to ride 40 miles in order to muster local militia troops in response to a British attack on the town of Danbury, Connecticut -- covering twice the distance that Paul Revere rode during his famous midnight ride.

Riding all night through rain, Sybil returned home at dawn having given nearly the whole regiment of 400 Colonial troops the order to assemble. While the regiment could not save Danbury from being burned, they joined forces with the Continental Army following the subsequent Battle of Ridgefield and were able to stop the British advance and force their return to their boats.

Following the battle, General George Washington personally thanked Sybil for her service and bravery. Although every American school child knows the story of Paul Revere, unfortunately few are taught about Sybil Ludington's courageous feat and her contribution to war effort.

To introduce your children to Sybil's story, we highly recommend "Sybil’s Night Ride," a picture book for children 4 to 8 (http://www.amightygirl.com/sybil-s-night-ride ) and "Sybil Ludington’s Midnight Ride," an early chapter book for readers 6 to 9 (http://www.amightygirl.com/sybil-ludington-s-midnight-ride ).

She is also one of 20 women featured in the new book, "Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue," recommended for teens and adults alike, 13 and up, at http://www.amightygirl.com/women-heroes-of-the-american-rev

Sybil was also the focus of an episode of Liberty's Kids, the animated educational historical fiction television series, which you can view on YouTube at http://bit.ly/1tMrkk5 -- or you can find the complete series on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1W7OiRA

For an excellent book that explores women's contribution to the American Revolution, check out "Founding Mothers" for ages 7 to 12 at http://www.amightygirl.com/founding-mothers -- or the version for adult readers, "Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation," at http://amzn.to/232324x
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History is about who & why thy write it, not factually.
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I need to go to Portland again to get me some more Blue Star Donuts.
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The only redeeming value in a can of Budweiser is it's ability to give you a buzz. This is garbage.

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What, the taste of tap water in St. Louis can't be that bad.
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Loving the gif.

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Watching RNC yesterday when suddenly...
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Very funny! Im sure there more floating around the internet! 
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There are three factions that fight over the gyms. The competitive aspect is there, and I'm sure will only grow.
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This is a bit of an uncomfortable standoff.
 
A 'bite' for life:
This is the moment a plucky lizard sunk its teeth into the hungry snake that was eating it. The brave reptile refused to accept its fate as breakfast and clung onto the California Kingsnake for dear life. Naturalist and author Bryan Snyder, from Santa Barbara, California, captured the image while out on an early morning stroll in Santa Ynez Valley, CA.
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I just looked up "alligator lizard" which is what this guy supposedly is swallowing. The lizard actually has very small legs and is long and slender, so I could see it being possible that the snake grabbed it by the tail and tried swallowing it. Tough little nut,he is!
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Absolutely, this is a correct rundown of the introvert mindset.

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+Pat Reynolds, this was mine. I wish I had a pic handy of her in the same pose as your dog. Yours looks more brown than Comet, who was mostly gray.
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Definitely more of a difference than I first thought.

The twinkle is from they Husky, no doubt! Mischievous beasties!
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I live in Coquitlam, BC, just a little outside of Vancouver.  

I am a civil libertarian and many of my posts will reflect that view. I am a strong proponent of civil liberties (free speech, freedom to assemble, etc.) but I am not a capital-L Libertarian. I believe that there is a role for government in regulating markets.

I am also interested in the science and politics of global resources and resource depletion. I am a proponent of alternative energy sources including solar, wind, geothermal, and tidal. 

I enjoy reading (fiction and non-) and my interests tend towards science, especially astronomy, cosmology and physics. I find sociology and the study of modern culture fascinating as well. 

I play guitar (I have a Seagull Acoustic, a Gibson Les Paul and a Mesa Boogie amp), play recreational volleyball and squash, and I ride a Kawasaki Versys motorcycle and a Giant Defy bicycle.


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A great tasting room with friendly staff. A turntable spins vinyl non-stop. The Euro-style beers are unfailingly tasty, and the brewery has earned a loyal following among local fans of those styles. You won't find any huge, hoppy IPAs, so if that's your thing look this as a chance to explore some styles you don't normally drink. And even though the beers aren't hop monsters, they are truly well-balanced, so it never feels like you're drinking a sweet malt liquor.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
I took the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (both non-restricted and restricted) with Silvercore last summer, after a recommendation from a colleague. The course was well presented and the instructor, Sonet Sato, was knowledgeable, well-prepared and fun to learn from. The only negative was that it was a little busy around the practice firearms. (This is not a problem unique to Silvercore, though. It is a testament to how busy all these courses are these days!) Even so, we had ample time to practice with the different types of action. The training made it easy to ace the tests, and I felt very comfortable handling firearms afterward. I would not hesitate to recommend Silvercore.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
I was in Vancouver on Saturday and I stopped in to All-Court Stringing at their 1217 Nanaimo St location. I was hoping to get my squash racquet restrung, but because I live in Coquitlam I didn't want to have to come all the way back to pick it up later. Brandon and his team went out of their way to accommodate me, and put my job next in the queue. A run out for a cup of coffee, a short wait and my racquet was ready to go. The service was excellent and friendly. I would not hesitate in recommending All-Court. They also carry a good selection of racquets and accessories.
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I have to give the guys at Burnaby Kawasaki a shout out for excellent service today. Earlier in the week I low-sided my brand new Versys and needed a new footpeg bracket, footpeg, and bent my rear brake cylinder rod. I brought the bike in this morning and they fixed me up right away with parts they borrowed from a bike in stock. Further, Manny threw in a pair of new swingarm spools because mine was rashed up, even though I didn't ask. Awesome!
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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I can't properly review the Billy Miner Pub because they wouldn't allow us in. But I'm forced to fill in all the ratings, so I'm going to assume the food is good. Here is the story: A group of eleven of us had decided to go for food and beers at the Billy Miner. The pub was suggested by one of the group who lives in Maple Ridge. He offered us his extra beds and couches so that we could taxi to and from, and have no worries about drinking and driving. When we arrived at about 7:30pm (on a Friday) the place was packed. We were turned away, as the manager explained that they were already at capacity. Fair enough. We were disappointed, but that's what happens when you don't make reservations. Who knew the place was so popular? We asked him if the place would be quieter a little later on. He said that by 9:30 there were usually some seats to be had. Cool, we thought. We'll head up the street to the Haney Pub and get some food and a couple beers and we'll come back later. Which is what we did. One of the guys in the group called the pub at 9:30 and was told that there was still no room for our group. He tried again at 10:30 but nobody answered the phone. Since we were tired of the crappy beer selection at the Haney Pub and wanted to get some craft beer on, we decided just to walk down. Which is where we reach the crux of the story. Upon arrival at the pub we were told that we weren't welcome, since we had been drinking somewhere else. This despite the ample tables available, and the fact that none of us were inebriated. I can appreciate that businesses have the right to choose whom they will serve. But the Billy Miner has just alienated eleven beer lovers who will never return.
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Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Fantastic squash facility, with five singles courts and one doubles court. Courts are in great condition with hardwood floors and a glass back wall, open at the top. Although you can lose the occasional ball out the open back it really helps to keep the noise down and air circulation up, making it a pleasant playing environment. The locker room is well equipped with lots of lockers. Showers are split into stalls with curtains, so you don't feel like you're in a prison shower! The weight/cardio equipment area is wide open and warehouse-like. I haven't used the gym facilities so I can't comment on them. There is a licensed restaurant attached to the gym, so if you feel like a beer after your squash league night you will be well taken care of.
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reviewed 4 years ago