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Scott Horwath
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Full-time nature lover, part-time photographer. Chris Mallory approved; more interesting than 93% of other people...
Full-time nature lover, part-time photographer. Chris Mallory approved; more interesting than 93% of other people...

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A generous offer from Don:
Sky Crystals Promo – Give a book to a Library
I’d like to introduce a promotional code to anyone interested in buying Sky Crystals. I’ll send you two books for the price of one, if you promise me that the second book will be donated to a local library.
 
The code is: library
 
Here’s how it works:
Add 2 copies of Sky Crystals to your cart at http://www.skycrystals.ca/ , and then apply the coupon “library” before checking out which will apply a discount of $44.99 to your order. You get two books for the price of one!... but please don’t keep the second book.
 
Sky Crystals is filled with scientific and photographic knowledge that I’d love to share. 304 pages and hardcover, it would be the perfect addition to any public library or school library, and I want to share this book with as many people as possible.
 
I have a few books here that are ever-so-slightly blemished. A slight scuff in the cover or a mark on one of the pages, and I don’t feel right selling something slightly imperfect. That said, I don’t want these books to be scrap, they are great reading material and nothing is wrong with the content. Your second book might have very minor flaws, so much so it might be hard to tell the two apart… but I want them to be enjoyed!
 
From now until the end of this snowflake series, this coupon code will be active. Buy one book, and get another copy to share with the world. What are you waiting for!? :)

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🎄🎁🎄Happy Holidays🎄🎁🎄
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"Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites. Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?
On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet."

If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown:

http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown  
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It is finally here!!! After nearly a decade of dreaming and hard work I am today releasing my new book Wild Light: A Celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park. In this book I cover nearly every corner of this amazing national park through both imagery and text. This hardcover book has 224 pages and is filled with large color photographs showing the park at its most dramatic and beautiful moments. These are accompanied by writings which are meant, not only to inform, but to draw one into the beauty of this wilderness. 

Today is also the day when the National Park Service begins celebrating the first 100 years of Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a place with which most people are acquainted but which few people really know. Through this book enter into the park as you've never seen it and come to recognize the precious jewel that it is. 

(Please help spread the word by sharing this post.) 

You can find it online at: http://imagesofrmnp.com/product/wildlight/

Unmanned aircraft use restricted in national parks-

http://home.nps.gov/news/release.htm?id=1601

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Really good cover of this song... very laid back unlike the original which I don't care for.

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On 19 January, 2014, 3 judges dismantled the open Internet by deciding that big companies should be able to determine what we see online.

They struck down “Net Neutrality” – the principle that no corporation or state authority can censor, slow down, block, or privilege certain content on the web. It's the basis for what has made the Internet a place for creativity, free speech, and innovation.

Without Net Neutrality, the very startups that make the Internet a force of innovation will be throttled – unable to compete with incumbent businesses that can pay to provide their access faster than any startup could.

As of yesterday’s ruling, no one can protect Internet users from ISPs that block or discriminate against websites, applications or services. Companies like Verizon will now be able to block or slow down any website, application or service they like.

Carriers can now charge content providers to make sure their content works well – something that privileges companies already dominating the market at the expense of the startups that have made the Internet great. Facebook or Google might be able to afford preferential treatment – but what about the startup that otherwise could replace them?

It’s incredibly insidious, and it threatens to take away the level playing field that’s made the Internet such an incredible boon for society.

The FCC, however, has the power to protect Net Neutrality – if they classify broadband as a communications service, something we all know it is with all the time we spend communicating with friends and loved ones via e-mail and social media, they’ll have the power to reinstate Net Neutrality rules.

Tell the FCC to reclassify broadband as a communications service and protect the open Internet.

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On the horizon... Decades of antibiotic overuse in medicine (human and veterinary) and agriculture is catching up to us.

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