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Mark Younger
Attended University of Canterbury (Christchurch)
Lives in Ruidoso, New Mexico, USA
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"what a symbol means to other people is at least as important as what it means to me."
 
I spent some formative years in punk culture, and love my ancestors' celtic and germanic symbolism. I don't fly any of the symbols that represent those parts of me though, because of the cultural baggage attached to them (especially together).

I don't blame the "PC police," or people who don't like racists, for the fact that I can't do that. I blame the neo Nazi human shits who co-opted my various cultures and ruined their symbols in the public eye.

I guess that's the difference between me and these clowns though. I'm aware that what a symbol means to other people is at least as important as what it means to me.

I mean, either that or these county commissioners are just actual racists. It's Tennessee, so that's a distinct possibility
Supporters say the Confederate flag represents the county's culture and heritage.
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Coop 2.0: The Racoon Fortress
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Someone tried to sell me on oil pulling recently.
"Oil pulling for general health or any other indication is pure pseudoscience."
Oil pulling is a traditional Ayurveda method of oral care. It involves swishing sesame oil or a similar oil, perhaps mixed with other substances, in the mouth...
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For the first five years of my daughter’s life, I was frequently told that I should consider having more children. I was still in my early 30s, after all, and had no fertility issues holding me back. “Don’t you at … Continue reading →
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It's that time of the year:
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Orca catching a thresher shark
 
Wow. Orcas are regular visitors into the Queen Charotte Sound here in Marlborough. We occasionally see them when we are out sailing. But I've never seen them hunting up close. This pod has been in Picton harbour in the last few days.

The Orcas catch teh shark at about 3.30 if you want to jump straight to that.
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This is an interesting article, but it doesn't answer the question that led me to it:
  Why abbreviate St. Louis? Why not, 'Saint Louis'?
I played an interesting game with several St. Louis friends over the past couple of weeks. I asked about thirty of them a basic history question about our city. Most of the people I quizzed are nat...
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University of Virginia. "American liberals and conservatives think as if from different cultures." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 22 January 2015. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150122114428.htm>.
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  • University of Canterbury (Christchurch)
    1996 - 2001
  • Nelson College (Nelson, New Zealand)
    1990 - 1995
  • Townview State School (Mount Isa, Qld, Australia)
    1989 - 1989
  • Middle Swan (Perth, WA, Australia)
    1989 - 1989
  • Warrnambool South (Warrnambool, Vic, Australia)
    1989 - 1989
  • Padstow Park (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
    1988 - 1989
  • Clifton Terrace (Nelson, New Zealand)
    1982 - 1988
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I'm a non-practicing biochemist from New Zealand. Relocated to New Mexico to be a drafter and default IT guy for a land surveyor. I also do a little wood turning.

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Nelson, New Zealand - Nelson, New Zealand - Sydney, Australia - Warrnambool, Australia - Perth, Australia - Mount Isa, Australia - Christchurch, New Zealand - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - Ruidoso, New Mexico, USA
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