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About time.
The president, Robert M. Gates, the former director of the C.I.A., said the organization “must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be.”
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This event was a ton of fun last weekend.  Please join us for the next installment.  If you haven't joined the game, let me know and I can get you hooked up.  If you already play the game, invite someone new!
 
We are excited to announce that the Twin Cities Ingress community will be once again hosting a First Saturday event in June.

Come join us for the Twin Cities 2nd Ingress First Saturday and explore and battle with other agents all over Como Park in Saint Paul.

Part social, part competitive, Ingress: First Saturday is an Agent-organized meetup that happens on the first Saturday of the month. The June Twin Cities #IngressFS event will happen on June 6, 2015.

There will be more information posted soon, so check back!

In the meantime, we are looking for volunteers to help plan this event. E-mail ifstwincities@gmail.com if you are looking to share your skills and help out with the committee, or are interested in sponsoring the event with venue space or other donations.

Donations of funds can be made via google wallet to the same email -
ifstwincities@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!
#IngressFS Twin Cities, MN June 6, 2015
Sat, June 6, 11:00 AM
Como Park, Saint Paul

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In my opinion (biased or otherwise), Betty is still cool.
For many Americans, the name Betty Crocker evokes an image of domestic perfection. From the often-reissued Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook to the iconic red spoon logo that bears her signature, Betty Crocker is one of the most recognized names in cooking. It comes as a surprise to many that ...
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This woman obviously has poor taste in men and pizza, but she's definitely no dummy.
A line in the woman's order contained a chilling message: "911hostage help!"
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What an interesting map.
Heart disease and cancer are the most common killers in the United States but a new map sheds more light on exactly what’s killing Americans in each of the 50 states. Using statistics from 2001 to 2010, the map highlights the “most distinctive” causes of death, rather than what kills the most people. A ‘distinctive’ […]
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"Reasonable" is used loosely, but still a good piece.
We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge--from climate change to vaccinations--faces furious opposition. Some even have doubts about the moon landing.
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I believe that he belongs in jail. I don't doubt that he is genuinely sorry for the deaths he helped cause--he said as much in his words inside the boat.  But I don't believe that he's necessarily sorry for the actions he took that resulted in those deaths--he believed it was justified.  All that being said, for at least the reason that he does not deserve to be considered a martyr, he should not be killed.  Besides, I really don't think this boy is a monster that deserves to be put down.
Witness testimony in the Boston Marathon bombing trial concluded this morning, with the final defense witness describing private conversations with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that he was remorseful for his crimes
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+Melody Pena I thought you might appreciate this.  (I'm not convinced it's not a computer generated animation, though.)
 
This is what a swimming tardigrade looks like! This little 1mm creature is incredible, not only does it look insanely strange with its 8 fat microscopic legs, also it's able to withstand temperature, radiation, starvation and even the vacuum of space!
Some of you may have heard of these fascinating creatures before, but the gif of one swimming with its tiny legs remains sensational, doesn't it?

Source: http://www.boredpanda.com/these-alien-looking-creatures-are-freakier-than-lady-gaga/
#science   #photomicrography   #tardis #gif   #biology   #strange  
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Dear Councilman Kirkham,

You are incorrect about what LGA was set up for.  It wasn't about numbers, but rather, the ability of the tax base to fund ANY lawful expenditure, including fire and police, but also education and specifically to provide property tax relief.  Cities like Minneapolis have higher property taxes, higher levels of poverty, and greater demand for education than smaller "cities" like Bethel, and yet, still provide economic benefit to smaller "cities" like Bethel, which likely would cease to exist without being in the shadow of the urban center of the state.  It's important to note that distant suburbs like Bethel might get "only" $100 or so per person, but they have the direct benefit of being within decent commuting distance to the jobs provided in Minneapolis and St. Paul, while more distant "cities" like Austin, MN, which gets $321 per resident (on par with Duluth, much higher than either of the Twin Cities), get more money per resident because it's not so easy to just pick up and drive to the Twin Cities or Duluth for a better paying job.  The fact that Bethel gets so "little" is an indicator that your residents are doing pretty good.  

With that cleared up, wouldn't you be surprised (and also your constituents) if the legislature took you up on your proposal?  I doubt you'd be terribly popular if it did.  

There's a story about a robin who returns from its wintering spot too soon and finds itself freezing in a sudden snow storm.  Shortly before the bird freezes to death, a cow walks by and lays a fresh steaming cow patty on it.  Initially disgusted, the robin realizes that he's now warm and starts singing happily.  Hearing the singing, the local barn cat locates the robin and eats it.  The moral of the story: 
When you're up to your neck in crap, but you're warm and happy, keep your mouth shut.

There's no sense in this petty jealousness about how them thar cityfolk are gettin' too much money.  Your pile of crap is that you actually get LGA (lots of cities don't) and you still have the benefit of being close to the good jobs that the Cities provide.  If you want to throw that away because you don't like that someone else might need more help, no one will feel sorry for missing one noisy little robin in a snowstorm.
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Also, take a look at all the little "cities" similar in size to Bethel getting lots more than Bethel.
http://www.minnpost.com/data/2013/08/which-minnesota-cities-will-receive-largest-lga-payouts
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Ideally, we'd all live on our own little acreage and live off the land by our own physical labor.  But we don't and, barring an apocalypse, we're not going back to an agrarian lifestyle.  Know what you want out of your food (and anything else, for that matter).  If what you eat provides the benefits you want while minimizing the things you don't want, go for it.  But organic does not necessarily mean healthier for your or the environment.
US (2/18/15) — In an effort to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, consumers have embraced organic foods in record numbers. They stand
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    Microbiology, 1995 - 1999
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    Cancer Biology, 2000 - 2006
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