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Office jargon. :)
Conference A gathering of very expensive people. Similar to a meeting. But goes on for longer. Has food, wine and expenses thrown in. Also known as a “Jolly”. Consultant A very expensive person who: Asks us lots of questions. Writes a report that tells us what we told him. Makes recommendations which we have made…
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The first Thanksgiving: 10 myths and facts. :)
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no i do not think that there is a national holiday in which we specifically consider the european settlers as colonizers of the native americans' land. columbus day is kind of the opposite, actually, celebrating how "we" "discovered" this land. but as a holiday for just plain gratitude, without the colonialist and christian trappings (this being a country of many religious beliefs), thanksgiving makes sense.
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someday, perhaps my training will give me similar confidence.
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New Pink Floyd release.
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"While they admit their living standards are not ideal, they say they are “grateful” to their employers for providing them with a free place to live. "

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/these-100-people-live-inside-literally-urban-bridge-n68731
JAKARTA, Indonesia — From above, it looks like an ordinary urban bridge, six lanes of traffic, connecting two of the swankiest districts in this sprawling ci...
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"Sometimes you have to step up, so that you don't fall back."
"Hate only begets hate."
The "What Would You Do" videos are among my favorites to sit and watch, this one has been picking up steam on Facebook and has recently started going viral again.  Win up to $1,000...
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Laughing out loud here. :)

In Dueling with O-Sensei, koryu and aikido teacher Ellis Amdur describes how Ueshiba reportedly said, “Aiki is a means of achieving harmony with another person so that you can make them do what you want.”

"The True Meaning of Aiki in Aikido and Aikijujutsu, Part 1" http://www.blackbeltmag.com/daily/traditional-martial-arts-training/aikijujutsu/the-true-meaning-of-aiki-in-aikido-and-aikijujutsu-part-1/
The concept of aiki is an integral part of Japanese martial arts like aikido and aikijujutsu, but few Westerners understand the real relationship.
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The year 1984 was a pretty amazing time for pop music, with new releases by Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and Van Halen filling the airwaves. Amidst all that greatness came Leonard Cohen's Various Positions, which landed with a thud towards the end of the year. Interest in Cohen was so low that Columbia initially refused to even release it, figuring it wouldn't be worth the effort of printing copies and sending them to stores. Virtually nobody paid attention to a little song called "Hallelujah" that kicked off the second side of the LP.

Cohen, however, knew he had something special. He spent an unusually long time on the lyrics, obsessing over every word and going through 80 different drafts. When the Velvet Underground's John Cale asked him to send over the lyrics so he could cover it, he received a 15-page fax full of discarded verses. Cale cobbled together a new version of the song, which he recorded on the piano. It was that version that Jeff Buckley covered on his 1994 LP Grace, and slowly the song became an absolute sensation, covered so many times that Adam Sandler spoofed the practice at the 12/12/12 charity show at Madison Square Garden.

By now, people that have never even heard the name "Leonard Cohen" know "Hallelujah." It's become a modern-day hymn, performed everywhere from street corners to American Idol. Even people that feel they could go the rest of their lives without hearing it again get a lump in their throats when the spotlight hits Cohen at his shows and he begins singing, "I've heard there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FpwjQLZTTs
Leonard Cohen turned 80 earlier this year, and we celebrated by asking our readers to pick their ten favorite songs by the Canadian poet
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+Sasha Solovyev I was reading his poetry for a long time. This man is a genius. I think he gets better with age.
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"Some youthful enthusiasts of karate believe that it can be learned only from instructors in a dojo, but such men are mere technicians, not true karateka. There is a Buddhist saying that "anyplace can be a dojo," and that is a saying that anyone who wants to follow the way of karate must never forget. Karate-do is not only the acquisition of certain defensive skills but also the mastering of the art of being a good and honest member of society."

(Gichin Funakoshi, "Karate-do, my way of life")

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Business meeting. :)
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Yes, we can do absolutely anything. We're the experts, right? :)
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Really liked these Tuaregs!
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Faith: Christian/Eastern Orthodoxy
Family: 4 kids (including my dear wife)

Occupation: software development
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This is a great place! Dr. Shapiro is an excellent old school doctor, with a lot of care and a personal (though professional) touch in all doctor-patient dealings. Have known him for many-many years, truly my favorite physician on this planet!
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Had my cars serviced/repaired by this place many times, fast and reliable service. Will go there again and would suggest as a good place to my friends.
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