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Michael Ireland
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Lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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I'll just leave this here ...

Beware of DHMO! It's everywhere!! 😂
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Tornado in the Calgary area
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This is what we do for fun sometimes ... haha! Ping +Rochelle Ireland
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Mount Ararat, Turkey
Edit:  After a couple of minutes of research, I am 95% certain this image is photoshopped and that Mt. Ararat has not erupted in a century or so.  It's still a pretty cool image.

Also known as Agri Dagi in Turkish, which loosely translates to Mount Pain or Heavy Mountain, Mt. Ararat is located in Eastern Turkey, just a hop skip and jump from Armenia to the East and Iran to the South.  Steeped in ancient cultures and religious belief, It makes an awe inspiring, even imposing silhouette above the skyline of Yerevan, Armenia.  

I'm not entirely sure of the source image - I haven't been paying attention to the news much lately - but as far as I knew Mt. Ararat was dormant.  I guess I have some reading to do ...
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 I'm sure there's some reports in the internet about expeditions to Mount Ararat to find Noah's Ark. And some say they found the Noah's Ark, though bear in mind this is the internet.
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Carry on ...
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+David Litster it's a pretty fun show. A tad chick-flickish but still good.
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My beautiful wife +Rochelle Ireland and our daughter!

Taken downtown Lethbridge, AB just a couple of days ago.
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As she should be - it's an awesome outfit and looks great on her! ^_^
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Again today. Central Alberta is being hammered!

Check out @AB_EmergAlert's Tweet: https://twitter.com/AB_EmergAlert/status/623930837172510720?s=09
“Tornado Alert Updated Jul22 101PM Take necessary precautions. Calgary and Rocky View... http://t.co/B6uO3E9qa7 #ABemerg #ABtornado”
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I think Calgary & surrounding areas were hit hardest.
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Tornado Alert
Near Mountain View

Check out @AB_EmergAlert's Tweet: https://twitter.com/AB_EmergAlert/status/623647380156473344?s=09
“Possible Tornado Alert Jul21 614PM Take necessary precautions. Mountain View County http://t.co/B6uO3E9qa7 #ABemerg #ABtornado”
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Not a Ford fan?  Me?  Depends on the year and model...
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Basil
Super inexpensive at Superstore!

So they have Basil on for $4 per pot. So I bought 6. I have always loved cooking with fresh basil, and each year I seem to buy more, haha. I could grow it in my garden, but this is just so incredibly convenient. Now I gotta figure out where to put it ...
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I'll try that with the basil. The ground does stay a bit too damp.
(And bananas do well usually ... O_o
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Thanks To All Those Fighting Our Wildfires
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Firefighters

Thank you Mexico!!!

Via: Tres Carnales Taquería

#fires #mexico #helpingothers  
Sixty-two firefighters arrived in Edmonton from from Jalisco, Mexico Wednesday evening. After being briefed on the situation, they will head up to help the 1,700 firefighers who have been working tirelessly for weeks to douse the blazes.
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It's funny, when you're used to +30, 23 feels chilly.
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Work
Occupation
Process Operator. Think Homer Simpson meets Fred Flintstone.
Skills
Being Awesome, of course.
Employment
  • Methanex
    Process Operator, 2010 - present
    I operate the process.
  • Jacos
    Operator
    I used to operate the process.
Places
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Currently
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Previously
Redwater, Alberta, Canada - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada - Gibbons, Alberta, Canada
Story
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Pure, distilled awesomeness.
Introduction
UPDATE:
If you post attack-ads (memes) on religion, you will be removed from my circles and eventually blocked.

Summary
I work at Methanex, my family and I moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada from Redwater, Alberta, Canada in 2010.  I am married to +Rochelle Ireland who is a singer/songwriter, and have 3 kids.

Overall, I am very friendly, I try to be good mannered, and I tend to use nearly-correct spelling and grammar as often as possible.  Add me! 

Interests
Pretty much everything, really.  Technology; Space; Genetics; Sociology; Psychology; Neurology; Medicine; English; History; Historical Fiction; Science Fiction; Fantasty Fiction; Non-Fiction; ... well, the list is endless.  You name it, I might be interested.

Of Particular note, I like to discuss:

Linux & Ubuntu (and Android)
Science (Space, Technology, Biology, etc)
Photography
Carpentry
Awesome Cars

NON-Interests
There are a few things that will cause me to put you on my block list.  It's nothing personal, you must understand, it's simply my preference.

· The athiesm tag.  It makes you look like a flaming idiot.  It will get you blocked.
· Hate speech.
· Bigotry
· iPorn (Those stupid memes made to inspire you to "be better, the power is in you" BS)
· Patent stupidity
· Unsubstantiated crap.
· Pictures of cats doing something that you think is pretty awesome but is, in fact, just going to be bloody annoying to me.

What I Post About
Pretty much anything that interests me.  Anything from music I like to major science advancements; from contentious subjects like Climate-Change©® to panoramic photos that I have taken.
Bragging rights
Married at 21 and still going strong; I have 3 kids.
Education
  • School of Awesome
    Awesomeness, 1977 - present
    The Intricate World of Awesome
  • Sturgeon Composite High School
    1992 - 1995
    Everything. Graduated with Honours!
  • University of Alberta
    Genetics, 2000
    I was in the BSc program for 4 years, so I took a lot of courses. My favourites were actually from my minor studies: Philosophy!
  • NAIT
    Power Engineering, 2004
    Power Engineering
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The Awesome One, Eiron
TERRIBLE (that word doesn't do it justice) I took my wife and two of my kids for what _should_ have been a nice dinner on a weekday evening around 6:30 pm. We absolutely regret eating at Top's. We regretfully chose to eat at their $18 per-person "all you can eat buffet," but that wasn't the only thing that was bad ... there was more. The food _was_ horrid. Like, seriously ... horrid. It was really really really bad. Like, when I say bad, I mean, when I try to think about how bad it was, I can't because it defies comprehension ... they should have thrown it _all_ back into the dumpster in the alley. I wouldn't even feed that disgusting fare to a starving person for fear of putting them off food forever. Also, the service was abysmal (the place was only maybe 1/3 full, but they wanted to seat us by the front door? Really? Seriously? I had a glowing rainbow WTF sign floating above my head at that point), the iced-tea tasted old ... as if it was in an open jug in a refrigerator for a week. The service ... uh. There's that WTF sign again. It was so disorganized, I think we would have had better service from a herd of intoxicated cats. Pros: Plenty of tables were open. They had water to drink. Cons: 1. $18 for a buffet is pretty expensive. Even our 5 year old cost $18. 2. The potato salad on the buffet was rancid. 3. The mini-pizzas on the buffet were dry, bad, and there was only a couple of them. 4. There were no main-courses on the buffet. 5. The bean salad on the buffet was obviously just Costco bulk bean salad. 6. There were only the dregs of soup left in the soup pot. 7. Okay, this list could go on for a long time. 8. Did I say that my 5 year old cost $18? Yeah. Seriously. He ate one piece of dry crappy sorry-excuse for pizza. And a cherry tomato. And a tiny glass of iced tea. $18. Yeah ... there's that flashing sign over my head again ... 9. The serving girls were distracted, obviously improperly trained, and confused. 10. Other customers were using expletives and demanding the manager. Not a good sign. You may be asking why we stayed, and suffered through. It was a case of "watching a train wreck," in a sense. We couldn't take our eyes of just how bad everything was ... it was beyond comprehension! I kept thinking that maybe some Big Redeem might occur. But nope. I still have that glowing WTF sign. We will NEVER EVER EVER eat there again. I mean it. You're better off going to ... anywhere! Heck, maybe swing around back to their dumpster ... guaranteed to be cheaper, and probably just as good. You have been warned.
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reviewed a month ago
Great service, good pizza. The pizza sauce is a little too mild, but they put the right amount on, and all the toppings are good quality in the right amount. I have always had excellent service from these guys.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Great spray park for the kids, lovely picnic benches, and great cycling and walking paths. This is one of The Hat's best ... Even despite having been heavily flooded a few times.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
It's a home depot, the same as every other home depot. I prefer not to shop there, but will stop in for sales on things that I want, or if no one else in town has the item. I prefer Crappy Tire for tools, Rona for furniture stain and bulk wood, Windsor Plywood for cabinet-wood, flooring, doors, etc, any of the local greenhouses for landscape stuff. But sometimes ya just can't get something, and that's when HD comes in handy.
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Amazing gardens, wonderful old trees, and lovely greenspace. This is an old park, but it's been well manicured. It's probably one of the best little hidden gems for people who just want to relax and read a book, or want to get some lovely wedding photos. It has a certain romance about it, despite being quite small. The only detractor is its proximity to a busy road.
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reviewed 9 months ago
Super friendly evangelical church, with _tons_ of young families. This is a great church for people who don't really like stuffy old churches but want an authentic and inclusive fellowship experience. These folks are not ostentatious, and they return everything back to the community through all sorts of neat programs. You can choose your level of involvement ... You are not obligated to volunteer for anything, but you'll find yourself _wanting_ to work shoulder-to-shoulder with these truly amazing people. Plus, their worship music is almost always really entertaining and without any kind of ego. If you're into music (especially if you want to participate), then this is really the place for you.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
This is the nicest Windsor Plywood that I have ever been to. Clean, modern, and with some amazing selection including exotic woods. The sales people are friendly, professional, and patient. Their prices on power tools aren't always the best, but everything else is reasonable. I love when they have sales on exotic woods.
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reviewed 9 months ago