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The following is the ship's log from Northabout, a 44 foot sail boat that has just completed the Northern Sea Route from Bristol to the International Date Line. Now headed for Barrow Alaska.

"N71 00W 167 57 pressure 2008 water6 air6 inside boat temp14 10.00 UTC 27 Aug"

"A long slog in the Chukchi Sea. Its renown for its wild weather and seas. With rising winds now in the 25/30 knots, we have had a bumpy ride, but fast and in the right direction.

It astonishes me, that this sea is just like the Southern Ocean. Massively wild, yet in a couple of months it will be tamed and transform into ice.

It also seems the wilder the seas, we get different birds skirting the waves. You could watch them all day, effortlessly soaring along the crests, just the slightest tweak of their wing tips. Beautiful to watch.

Well, well, we passed the date line and the W 168 58 .620 at 16.57 boat time, that is the point we can inform the Russian Authorities that we have finished their Northern Sea Route, and we no longer have to report to them daily. I will celebrate this milestone when we get to Point Barrow. It’s only just sinking in what we have all done.

Hoola shakerrr."
http://polarocean.co.uk/just-sinking-done/
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IMHO there is no marker of climate change in the world more visible and/or pressing than the loss of arctic sea ice. In the 70's when I was a kid the Northern Sea Route was passable only by icebreakers and then only in summer. This small sailing vessel did the same route unassisted. That's amazing.
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Wow!! What an accomplishment and what an incredible journey to be a part of. What a dream.
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Iceland is doing it! It looks like the Pirates will make the new government, and they appear to be using an open source model of legislation!

As Bernie would say, 'This is Yuuuuuuuuuuge!'.
The party's wish list includes direct democracy, a new constitution and asylum to whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
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The world is on a precipice.
 
Low interest rates, negative yields on government debt and quantitative easing are part of the biggest financial experiment in world history, and the consequences are yet unknown, says RIT Capital Partners Chairman Lord Rothschild.
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Good grief!! What a strange, very interesting and confusing bit of
information...and my transmission here is sketchy. Is this information
really fully genuine? Sounds like fear mongering, but then reality is, way
too often, way too scary for the uninformed. And, unfortunately, that means
most of mankind. Good read.
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Using today's tech, we could create a functioning colony on the Moon - and for cheap.
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International effort
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Etymologists have traced the origins of the word ‘libtard’ back to the ancient Babylonian word ‘LIBYUTARDA’ meaning ‘my superior’

“It’s absolutely fascinating,” said Simon Williams, a professor of really, really old worlds at Oxford University.

“The word ‘libtard’ is used in modern parlance as an insult, but it’s true usage was intended to show great deference and respect.”

Professor Williams went on to describe the sort of person who would use the phrase ‘libtard’.

“Oh, it was only ever used by the intellectually challenged subclass, people who had no real concept of debate, philosophy and ideas, and it would be used exclusively by that class in a sort of awed wonder to describe those who were morally and intellectually superior.

“There is also considerable evidence that suggests people who used the word ‘libtard’ had absurdly small genitals.”

The change of usage of the word has proved puzzling to the Professor.

“It is peculiar that people seem to see it now as an insult, but you have to remember that it has only ever been used by catastrophically stupid people, people who are regularly outwitted by potted plants, people who couldn’t get employed by villages without idiots, people who see a hole in the ground and feel the need to check their arse is still in the right place.”

Professor went on to explain how people being called ‘libtards’ should feel.

“Superior, definitely. It’s the only natural reaction.”


Etymologists have traced the origins of the word ‘libtard’ back to the ancient Babylonian word ‘LIBYUTARDA’ meaning ‘my superior’
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Ohhh so perfect! Suprise, surprise. Too good to NOT pass on.
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A person in black with a full head mask was caught scaling the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and fled when security caught them. Ya think they were looking for jewels?

This shit is getting real.
Wikileaks has the Clinton Kryptonite and someone seems willing to kill Assange to keep their secrets from getting out. The failed attempt to break into the
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His lawyer was in a hospital and heavily medicated then just walked into train tracks.
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The NSA cyber weapon leak may have been an inside job, one reporter uncovers. 
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But the Russians!!!! Let's restart the cold war and make it hot this time, ignore Hillary's failings.
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NOW do you see why you need to vote for Jill Stein and NOT Hillary?
Her pick for transition chief is former Colorado Democratic Senator and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
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Too many of those types to keep up on!
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