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The colour of the sky this morning at about 10:00 am at Victoria, BC.
The result of an overcast sky and various forest fires in the area.
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Skies in SW Minnesota were that same color last week because of forest fires in Canada 
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Rick and Morty Season 2, set to return July 26th.
The first 2 episodes have been leaked.
 
You’ve waited long enough. Rick and Morty RETURN Sunday, July 26th at 11:30pm. Watch Full Episodes: http://asw.im/7mze5G
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   The chief minister of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, struck down a proposed pilot project to introduce eggs in free government nursery schools in districts populated by economically disadvantaged indigenous groups. 

He dismissed the idea because eggs are not vegetarian. Another Indian state has banned the possession or sale of beef, punishable by imprisonment of up to 5 years.

   Hindu nationalists, emboldened by the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have lobbied aggressively on the issue, not out of concern for the animals — which are typically bone-thin and live on garbage — but to force their religious beliefs on non-Hindus.  
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party talks about economic growth. So why is it letting religion get in the way of nutrition?
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The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey
Published April 28, 2015
I'm not going to say too much about this book except that I enjoyed reading it. I'm generally not big on zombie books but the Girl With All The Gifts is different enough to keep my interest. It has good pacing and the characters are well fleshed out.
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A great talk by Sarah Haider, she talks about Islam, and Islam and liberalism's hypocrisy. She's not as smooth a speaker as some but she's still pretty good and her ideas are solid and well worth listening too.
I'll be looking forward to her next speech.
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This is insane.
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The Washington Post (link below) did a superior article on this, apparently Saint Louis has a history of using petty code violations as a way to raise money. The targeting of poorer people to raise money is a losing proposition, but this seems to be a long running and increasing trend in the USA.
 
The raid probably cost of thousands of dollars at least. It would have been cheaper for the city to pay the families gas bill. Then the dog would still be alive and the city wouldn't be getting sued.

The Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/06/04/lawsuit-st-louis-county-sent-swat-team-killed-a-dog-over-code-violations/
A dozen armed men dressed for war, were dispatched to a woman's home, killed her dog, and kidnapped her because of some moldy wood and her inability to pay her gas bill.
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+Joe Nunya That is true. However, your claim that hc is "free" in other nations is false. As I said, you will have to pay not only a health insurance premium, deductibles and co-pays,  but also prove that you will not be a burden on the state most country that you move to abroad. 
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I was out walking my dog yesterday when I came across this condo. A nice change of pace from all the cookie cutter condos all over my city.
I think I'd like living on the top floor. Imagine it as a single house, it would be a truly great house to live in.
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+Peter van der Linden Victoria, BC.
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Credit where credit is due. Very brave.
Thank you for the share, RJ.
 
A survivor of the massacre in Tunisia has revealed Muslim hotel staff members formed a human shield on the beach in a heroic bid to protect Western tourists from the terrorist gunman.
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Books I've read and enjoyed in the last month:
Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells June 25, 2015
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King June 3, 2014
Finders Keepers by Stephen King June 2, 2015


Fluency by Jennifer Foehner Wells
Science Fiction

A ship is discovered close to the edge of the solar system. It's been studied for as long as humans have known about it but now a comet is on a collision course. Earth must gain access to the ship and learn all they can before it's destroyed. Perhaps they can move the ship and learn about it's technology.

Dr. Jane Holloway is one of the top linguists in world. She has a natural ability to learn new languages, but when she gets onto the ship she begins to act strangely and her judgment is questioned, so when naturally when she discovers a serious problem that will kill most of the crew they all ignore her advice.
Soon Dr. Holloway is the only one who can save them, but can anyone save her?

Fluency was not a bad book, it kept me interested from start to finish.  Fluency is the first book in Confluence series. I'm looking forward to Remanence, the next book in the series which is due out late this summer.
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Some say women in Islamic countries wear the burqa, niqab, and hijab out of choice. Jerry Coyne begs to differ and has a series of pictures that backs up his view.
Reader John W. sent me the photo below, showing women in Kabul in 1970 and the present, clearly meant to underscore the religously-induced difference in dress. But of course those photos could be c...
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Novelist says she was wrong to oppose Charlie Hebdo PEN award.
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14 by Peter Clines
July 15, 2014
Thriller&Suspense

Nate is an ambitionless data entry clerk. He's always broke so can't believe his luck when he is told about a brownstone apartment that rents for only $550 dollars a month in Los Angeles. Even better, all utilities are included! He quickly moves into the apartment and starts getting to know his neighbours. But all is not well in the new apartment and Nate begins to notice strange things. There are bizarre oddities going on with the apartments. Bright green cockroaches with extra legs. One apartment has a long history of suicides. Two have their door painted and pad locked closed. One has five padlocks. For the first time in a long time Nate has a purpose. He's become obsessed with finding out the apartment's secrets.
But will he live through the mystery? Will anyone?

I enjoyed reading 14, although it wasn't perfect. I was concerned that considering the stakes some people were not treating the enemy in a reasonable matter. But that aside I think the book was solid, fun to read with good characters, good plotting and although it was a touch slow the mystery of the apartment building carries it through.
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