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Just because.
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One of my favorite lines: "Would you lie with me and just forget the world?"
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News just in, after only 2 days, the servers have come back online today at 17:00 GMT.

So far everything looks good, and the rush will be on to check our animals, tend our crops and catch up with what our friends have been up to in this rare extended downtime.

#wurm #ddos #fail
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+Bekkie Sanchez Thanks, it's been quite calm and normal weather up here in Scotland, not much sign of what the southern UK is getting.

We're not getting anything like some other parts of the world, what with droughts in California, Snow in southern states, and a warmer than average winter for Alaska, things are definitely out of whack this year already.

Just hope it's all just gonna level itself out this summer, and we can all have a good year without any major weather disasters.
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Yes, it's the turn of Coca-Cola to face the wrath of Americans as they Air a commercial promoting harmony, and diversity.


At this point I'd be ashamed to be an American, what was Coca-Cola thinking of?

America the Beautiful, sung in languages other than English, is nothing sacred?

Well, no, it's a song, it speaks of the beauty of America, (or the USA as some of us less geographically challenged like to refer to it), it's a song that speaks of the landscapes, the lush rolling fields, the bountiful plains, the majestic mountains, the brotherhood .... oh wait, must be a misprint ... nope, clearly mentions brotherhood..

I approve of this commercial, of what it says, that the USA is made up of Immigrants from all four corners of the globe, ( incidentally, do globes have corners?), and while English is indeed spoken by most, it's not actually the official language of the USA, the USA has no official language.

What this commercial has shown is something that the USA has long denied to itself, it's deeply racist, that's right, I'm playing the 'race card', but it's true, the objection to someone singing in any other language but English is quite simply racist, it discriminates on the basis that the language originally spoken by a small Island in the Northern Atlantic is somehow the only proper language to praise a country made up mostly of people who at some time in their ancestry, were immigrants, regardless of what language their forebears spoke.

These however are not the only objections to this commercial, oh no, there's more, apparently it promotes 'gay lifestyle', so what of that, the mere fact that the composer of the song was a woman who lived for 25 years with her 'friend', another woman, so history relates, does this mean the composer of the song should also be disgraced and the song itself struck from the memories of mankind?

A final thought, I have seen many comments on this commercial's disrespect for the national anthem of the United states of America, really? disrespect? I think it's far more disrespectful to 'The Star Spangled Banner' the actual national anthem of The United states of America that supposed patriots don't even know their own national anthem.

If I was The United states of America right now I'd be hanging my head in shame, shame that a nation that holds itself up as a bastion of freedom and democracy has such racism, bigotry, homophobia and stupidity in it's midst, sort yourself out, you're dragging the good name of your nation in the mud, yes you, the person boycotting Coca-Cola for a song, when you never said a word about them sponsoring the Winter Olympics.

that's what you should be boycotting them for!
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Very true. Each station has their own agenda and will skip over details that don't conform to their view point. 
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Not to put too fine a point on it, I think this nails it really.
 
Chris Kluwe was fired for speaking out in support of gay rights.  Where are the free speech advocates in the GOP now?
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To clarify, owner just convicted of nefarious business dealings, supposedly supportive of +Chris Kluwe. I doubt Zygie cares one way or other about marriage issue, he seems more focused on empire building, likely votes republican.
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But wait, there's more ;)
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This arrived today.

Now I have sore fingertips again, it's been a while, callouses are gone, my fingers are fatter, but it's all good :)
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Clear nail varnish helps mate for starters I had the same problem when I started over again 
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It's time to have this conversation, do you support the various anti-LGBT laws in Russia, or the alleged animal rights abuses perpetrated on the stray dogs in and around Sochi in preparation for the winter Olympics, or that residents were allegedly removed from the area against their will?

Do you also believe that the spirit, intent and ethics of the IOC is being tarnished by association with these alleged abuses of rights?

So what are you going to do about it?

My TV is now off, and I will not be participating in any form of support for the Winter Olympics, no reading, watching or commenting on any sporting events, how much difference will one person make? It'll make a difference to me and my conscience, and that's good enough for me.

Alice's Restaurant - Original 1967 Recording

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Boycott the Olympics - #boycotttheolympics  

Well I'm at least going to boycott the Olympics in my own way and if people would like to, their welcome to participate too. How is it possible to influence the Olympics in this way one might ask?

In all simplicity I'm not gonna see any life events from the Olympics or special programs about the Olympics on TV (or radio). It will probably be impossible not to hear anything about it in the news, but that's not so important to me, and I'm gonna tell you why. If some noticeable portion of everyday TV-viewers, who would in most cases follow the Olympics occasionally, wont follow the event, it will be noticed in the TV viewing surveys (that's at least the theory) and in that way we everyday TV viewers can perhaps influence and make our personal protest about the Winter Olympics in Russia this time. I know that, I would see the Olympics for few hours if I wouldn't boycott the event - so if many do the same it should be noticed...

Reason: It's just that I don't like the news I'm hearing regarding the preparations, corruption and giant costs regarding the winter Olympics this time and of course the issue of the gay people, which is just strange - so this is my personal protest - you're welcome to join if you want.

I'm only sorry about the athletes who have done wonderful job trying to get to the Olympics - but hopefully they will enjoy the Olympic spirit anyway and fight for the honor of being at the Olympics, regardless of how it has been prepared and the costs. And I'm in no regards protesting the general population in Russia - they probably didn't have so much to say about this event and the preparations anyway.

#boycotttheolympics   #winterolympics   #olympics   #Russia  
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+Schelli Rambo you must have been out of your mind angry during the 1960's an 1970's..all that you complain about are nothing comparatively speaking... 
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So, Prime Minister David Cameron is basing his views of how the real world works, based on television  Crime Dramas, and no doubt Soap Operas too....
 
Wow.......
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Another case of The Blonde leading The Blind.
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"A lot of high-ranking officials are starting to ask exactly these hard questions about the sustainability of the current energy system. You've got to remember that for the military, it doesn't matter what you want to do. What matters is what you can do, and it's our top priority to make sure we understand potential limits to our operational capability. Even the EIA is forecasting that we could see a peak of shale production by 2018 followed by a plateau and decline, and the Pentagon knows this. But our transport infrastructure is totally dependent on liquid fuels. How are we going to sustain that infrastructure with these decline rates? That's why serious questions are being asked by high level US military officials as to what exactly the Army, as well as American society in general, is going to do to address this challenge." - Lieutenant Colonel Daniel L. Davis, US Army.

If the US military is worried, shouldn't we be too?
 
A conference sponsored by a US military official convened experts in Washington DC and London warning that continued dependence on fossil fuels puts the world at risk of an unprecedented energy crunch that could inflame financial crisis and exacerbate dangerous climate change.
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+Francisco Marzoa  Not incredibly relevant to the article, but I also noticed it, and I did post his correct rank in the quote, since I did my time in the military and know just how some people are about rank ;)
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