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"El anuncio solemne de Obama tuvo varias referencias que ayudan a ver los acontecimientos con la perspectiva de medio siglo y a comprender la dimensión histórica de esta decisión."
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Hilarious! Although, it may actually be the other way around.
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Ahahahahaaaa, I had this same thought once. Glad to see I'm not the only one. 
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I applaud this! Thanks!

"Google Brings Its Map-Making Tools To Google Drive"
Google's My Maps tool has long allowed anybody to create custom maps, but unless you knew it existed, chances are you wouldn't randomly stumble upo...
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"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.

Canada Is 'Most Anti-Russian Country'
One of Moscow's most powerful politicians is calling for Russia to adopt heavy counter sanctions against Canada after Ottawa made moves on Monday...
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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 update should delight Pushbullet fans who use the service to share files, links, and more between devices.
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How is this not awesome?
Patent offers possible solutions to big problems for wearables.
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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
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Only 340 Craters Left to Discover - http://bit.ly/1IOynNC
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...
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Cool collection! I admit that I have been slow getting into G+ Collections - but I am warming up to them. 
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18 holes in outer space: Comet's crater's revealed
This picture released by the European Space Agency on December 20, 2013 shows an artist's impression of Rosetta's lander Philae on the surface of...
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SERIOUSLY?, this could not have been done elsewhere?

"Protected Florida mangroves razed for boat show"
By Zachary FagensonMIAMI, Fla. (Reuters) - New revelations that a long strip of protected mangrove trees were illegally razed amid preparations for...
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ESL Instructor, Freelance Editor, German Tutor
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  • Freelance
    Editor, 2011 - present
  • Borders Group
    General Manager, 1994 - 2011
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Lecturer, 1988 - 1994
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Teaching Assistant, 1988 - 1992
  • Canal Wood Corp.
    Procurement Forester, 1982 - 1985
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Philadelphia, PA
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Hamburg, Germany - Asheville, NC - New Bern, NC - Raleigh, NC - Hendersonville, NC
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ESL & German instructor, zoo docent, and editor. Loves birding, beer & brewing, science, literature.
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Writer, tutor, freelance editor, translator. Loves birding, beer, science, literature (English / German).

Will tutor English speakers in German (at any level) - using Google Hangouts. Just send me a message if you're interested in trying out distance learning over Google+.

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Quit a bad job then tramped around Germany & Austria for 3 months.
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania
    German Lang. & Literature, 1988 - 1992
  • Universität Hamburg
    Germanistik, 1986 - 1987
  • North Carolina State University
    Business Administration, 1978 - 1982
  • North Carolina Sate University
    Forestry, 1978 - 1982
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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.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Science hip atmosphere. Excellent ultra-thin crust margarita pizza.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food and beer - authentic - service - better than German.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Gone out of business at this location.
Atmosphere: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Not cheap but food and service are excellent. Good choice for a relatively special occasion or a random 'treat yourself' dinner.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago