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Mike Davey
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Everything is fields, if I understand David Tong's hour long talk.
Video published Feb 15, 2017.

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Kaatu 3:47 EST (1976)

Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (Carpenters covered a year later)
California Jam
Anus of Uranus
Sub-Rosa Subway
True Life Hero
Doctor Marvello
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Little Neutrino

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhrMLbEhjKI

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Remote Area Medical, an American non profit was originally created to serve third world and remote areas. The charity realized there was a similar need in the USA, and not just in 'remote' areas. In the US they provide care to those who have been locked out of the system through loss of job, politics (refusal of red states to expand medicare), poverty or cracks in the system. This time they are in Cookeville, Tenn.

The charity also tries to connect patients who have serious problems with volunteer doctors in their area, although like so many American clinics this frequently doesn't solve the problem of high costs for drugs, chemo or hospital bills for non immediate life or limb threatening problems, often leaving the patient beyond help by the time the disease has progressed to the point of meeting Emergency Medical Condition (EMC) requirements under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA, 1986). The EMTALA requires emergency rooms to treat patients even when they can't pay. Currently EMTALA only requires that hospitals stabilize the EMC, often treating symptoms but leaving the underlying problem untreated.
Inability of the patient to pay does not stop the facility from billing the customer and referring their account to collection agencies.


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Aides Wrestle Drill From Trump’s Hands As He Tries To Remove Obama Listening Device From Skull 

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Blast from the past, what I'm listening to now. One of my top ten favourite albums.

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Ten story home in Arizona is the tallest in North America. 1.5 million and it's yours. It's intriguing but I couldn't afford the utility bills never mind the home.
It'd be nice to have a winter home in Arizona that isn't a patch of sand on a Bureau of Land Management park.

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I was concerned since the show is only getting 550K to 750K viewers in the US. 

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Dying Hairy Manzanita (Arctostaphylos columbiana).
These shrubs resemble a miniature version of the Pacific Madrone tree (Arbutus menziesii). Manzanitas have beautiful twisted red bark branches and trunks, lots of small pale green to grey green leaves. An Arbutus tree is in the far bottom left background.

Drought tolerant, they tend to grow in shallow soil on local rocky hills, often in only a few inches of soil. Although they are drought tolerant numerous abnormally long dry summers back to back can weaken them and many died off about ten years ago. Manzanitas make tiny pinkish flowers which then form small orange berries. Manzanita seeds germinate after fires, which are of course not allowed to burn now that people have spread through the area so few new Manzanitas are growing. My area is close to the Northern limit of their growing area.

Most of these plants in the picture were covered with lichen patches.

Taken at Lone Tree Hill, Victoria, with a GW690ii 120 roll film camera that makes 6cm x 9cm (2-1/4 inch x 3-1/4 inch) negatives. Scanned 120 Fuji Superia print negative film. I have about 20 rolls frozen in a lead pouch in a steel box in a plastic bag inside another plastic bag in my freezer.

http://www.pacifichorticulture.org/articles/arctostaphylos-for-pacific-northwest-gardens/

Manzanita, Kinnikinnick, and the cross:
http://portlandnursery.com/plants/natives/arctostaphylos.shtml
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Sooke River, Vancouver Island, late spring. 120 Yashica TLR B&W film. Scanned. Quadtone in Photoshop.
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Frogs. Florence lake, Victoria. Canon FD 50mm, 35mm Fujifilm Superia 100 asa - scanned.
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