"Barely noticeable role"? Only in the sense that people don't notice their own backbone and posture. The US is the muscle of Western culture and values, Canada is the less flexible but solid backbone of Western culture. I congratulate Canada for raising Russian ire.
Frankly, the last thing I need is another messaging option; however, I have learned to absolutely love Pushbullet! I get all of the same notifications, even SMS texts on every device and can push files and to do items from one device to all of my devices. Very awesome and much more useful than I originally expected.
The next Russian resupply ship to launch to the International Space Station rolled out to its launch pad today. The crew is also preparing for Japan’s next cargo mission due in August. Read more... http://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/?p=1322
Researchers have calculated the number of undiscovered meteorite impact sites on Earth's surface. Geologists say a total of 188 have been confirmed so far, and 340 are still awaiting discovery. Meteorite impacts have shaped the development of the Earth and life repeatedly in the past. The extinction of the dinosaurs, for instance, is thought to have been brought on by a mega-collision at the end of the Cretaceous period. But how many traces of la...
Sidecar has quality and varied beers on tap. I'd consider simply another of Philadelphia's excellent beer pubs except that the food is also very good. Consider it a restaurant with good beer and a hipster vibe. You won't get a lot of smiles with your service (because that's not the hipster way) but I have always found it very attentive - no complaints at all.