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Nepal for me always been a spiritual place with incredible people there. Kathmandu such a rickety city though... can't believe anything is still standing after an 8.0 shock. Can anyone speak Japanese? This video claims Japan has just risen 300metres!  #nepalearthquake
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+Katsuhiro Tsuchiya You too brother! Mucho thanks!
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And unto the world a new slightly sovereign slightly idealistic... nation is born. Hello #liberland brave new land of the free for Europe.
 
Free Republic of Liberland - a new sovereign state?
The tiny European nation of Liberland was announced earlier this month. It's proving popular already.
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that did make me smile +Jelena Misic  :-). 250,000 people are on their way already. Going to be a busy 3 square miles :-) 
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Yeah. One of rock's original classic riffs from one of its best characters. The way rock was.
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Master. 
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I have no doubt you've seen this before as I have. I still laugh openly when I see it. Enjoy :-)

#power
#military
#irish
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It's still a goodie...thx for the laugh again.
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Cruisey weekend hum along with #RyCooder. #Cooder obviously an accomplished bluesman but this one fit for purpose today,
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Genial Ry Cooder
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Google+ is great for content distribution. But where do you go online if you have real questions to ask people ? Not googleable questions. Questions that matter to you and need to be answered by a 'qualified' person but aren't suitable for g+ or social media?


A long time ago I signed up to Quota.com but never really used it. I just rediscovered it yesterday. Wow its brilliant now!

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There's a song about that..... =-O 
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100 years ago today thousands of Anzac Australian and New Zealand troops as well as many Turks and other nationalities died at #gallipoli. We shall remember them.

The Generals gave thanks
As the other ranks held back
The enemy tanks for a while.
And the Anzio bridgehead
Was held for the price
Of a few hundred ordinary lives.


And kind old King George
Sent Mother a note
When he heard that father was gone.
It was, I recall,
In the form of a scroll,
With gold leaf adorned,
And I found it one day
In a drawer of old photographs, hidden away.
And my eyes still grow damp to remember
His Majesty signed
With his own rubber stamp.

It was dark all around.
There was frost in the ground
When the tigers broke free.
And no one survived from the Royal Fusiliers company.

War serves no one but its financial masters. Lest we forget.
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+Mr X Cowardice, but usually just plain arrogance. 
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Willis. Master of the understatement. Still love this guy.
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Bruce Willis die hard ❤ 
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Dylan's never liked this one much, but doesn't particularly offer great reason as to why, what the song means or even who it's about. It's just a mystery, as is the man himself. Claims it's just a song that came into his head, but says if it had "been done properly" it could have been great. Rest of the world says its's great anyway.

People claim its about him, you, Jesus, Ronald Reagan all sorts. End of the day, what matters is what it means to you and that varies from everyone listening, make it your own meaning.

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=8457

http://bob-dylan.org.uk/archives/25

It came off the 1983 album Infidels, produced and played on by Mark Knopler  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infidels_(Bob_Dylan_album)

I like the lyrics and the soothing timeless reggae feel to the song, nice one to listen and think while you go about your relaxation or work.

Favourite lyrics from  the song include:

"You were born with a snake in both of your fists while a hurricane was blowing
Freedom just around the corner for you
But with truth so far off, what good will it do."


"So swiftly the sun sets in the sky
You rise up and say goodbye to no one
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread
Both of their futures, so full of dread, you don't show one
Shedding off one more layer of skin
Keeping one step ahead of the persecutor within"

"You're a man of the mountains, you can walk on the clouds
Manipulator of crowds, you're a dream twister
You're going to Sodom and Gomorrah
But what do you care ? Ain't nobody there would want marry your sister
Friend to the martyr, a friend to the woman of shame
You look into the fiery furnace, see the rich man without any name"

"The law of the jungle and the sea are your only teachers
In the smoke of the twilight on a milk-white steed
Michelangelo indeed could've carved out your features
Resting in the fields, far from the turbulent space
Half asleep near the stars with a small dog licking your face"

"Well, the rifleman's stalking the sick and the lame
Preacherman seeks the same, who'll get there first is uncertain 
Nightsticks and water cannons, tear gas, padlocks
Molotov cocktails and rocks behind every curtain
False-hearted judges dying in the webs that they spin
Only a matter of time 'til the night comes stepping in"

"It's a shadowy world, skies are slippery gray
A woman just gave birth to a prince today and dressed him in scarlet
He'll put the priest in his pocket, put the blade to the heat
Take the motherless children off the street
And place them at the feet of a harlot
Oh, Jokerman, you know what he wants
Oh, Jokerman, you don't show any response"
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Actually listening to an old dylan album today "desire" have it on vinyl :-)
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You never take advice?
Well someday you'll pay the price... I know.
You're throwing away a fortune in feelings... I know
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Love Foreigner :) good song 
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One scam I was lucky to get away with was in Kuala Lumpur. I called a cheap taxi from the airport and once in got told we were going via the grandmother's house.

At the house with no grandmother that was miles from my intended destination they tried to force me to play cards for money. I was strong with them and took no shit against 4 of them and in the end they backed down and took me to the right place and for free too.

But here is 40 scams to be aware of if you are out there travelling people,

#scam
#scams
#travelling
#travel
#holiday

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You were brave. Glad you ended up safe!
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Earlier I threw out the question of what would happen to your town if the ice caps melted. This is a better link http://geology.com/sea-level-rise. Adjust it to 60+ metres and tell us if your city is going to be an underwater attraction or if you'll be sweet. Dont panic, its not happening any time soon!
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Whew! Still dry, but I may have some nearby Gulf front property. I think we luck out because we are mountains, but any lower...gurrgle, gurggle...
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