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"Branded Entertainment is content that captures the personality and essence of a brand or business with entertainment people want to see" - New Media Mingle, Andrew Ledford.

I am starting to add content to my new media website. This is the first article. I should have some new blog posts next week. I hope to do one or two articles every month and blog posts a bit more often.

If anyone would like to get together in the Long beach, North Orange County, or San Gabriel Valley area to chat about media, entertainment, and business please get in touch. I am starting a new networking group – lets mingle
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An iron battle axe from the River Bann, Co. Derry, Ireland. It dates from between the 13th and 16th centuries and is a type of axe that was favored by Gallowglass warriors.
An iron battle axe from the River Bann, Co. Derry, Ireland. It dates from between the 13th and 16th centuries and is a type of axe that was favored by Gallowglass warriors. Follow me on Google + to comment on this post or Facebook Facebook google_plus. Share this. Facebook twitter ...
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1960 Dodge Polara D500 Hardtop Coupe. June 27, 2016 Andrew Ledford. 1960 Dodge Polara D500 Hardtop Coupe. I do like the look of the 1960s Dodge. Follow me on Google + to comment on this post or Facebook Facebook google_plus. Share this. Facebook twitter. DodgePolara ...
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Nomadic life of the Mongolian Tsaatan
The Tsaatan live in and around the forests of the East Taiga region of Khovsgol province in northern Mongolia
How many on my online friends would like to travel to Mongolia eat reindeer yoghurt and live in a birch bark yurt tent that looks like a tepee?

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The Tsaatan, Dukha, Dukhans or Duhalar are a small Tuvan (Tozhu Tuvans) Turkic community of reindeer herders living in northern Khövsgöl Aimag of Mongolia.

The name Tsaatan, which means ‘those who have reindeer’ in the Mongolian language, were originally Tuvinian reindeer herders.

Dukhan language (SIL International dkh), an endangered Turkic variety spoken by approximately five hundred people in the Tsagaan-Nuur county of the Khövsgöl region of northern Mongolia. Dukhan belongs to the Taiga subgroup of Sayan Turkic

Origin
Originally from across the border in what is now Tuva Republic of Russia, the Dukha are one of the last groups of nomadic reindeer herders in the world. But as the reindeer populations shrink, only about 40 families continue the tradition today.

Daily life
Dukhas live differently from most other people in the world. The Dukha’s sense of community is structured around the reindeer. The reindeer and the Dukha are dependent on one another. Some Dukha say that if the reindeer disappear, so too will their culture. The reindeer are domesticated and belong to the household. In many ways they are treated like family members and shown respect. The community’s chores and activities are centered around the care and feeding of their reindeer. Dukha communities on the taiga are usually a group of tents of two to seven households that move camp to find optimum grazing for the reindeer. Herding tasks are shared amongst the camp with children at a young age learning to care for the reindeer and keeping them safe. The girls and younger women do the milking and make yogurt, cheese, and milk tea. Young men and women and elders help with herding. A few of the men stay with the reindeer in the winter months, living in the open air with their herds to protect them from wolves and other predators. The men also make and repair their hunting tools and reindeer saddles and carts. Since they rarely kill a reindeer, they supplement their diet of reindeer milk products by hunting wild animals from the forest.

The use and management of reindeer
Dukha raise their reindeer primarily for milk. Reindeer milk, reindeer yoghurt and reindeer cheese are the staples of the Dukha diet. Only a few reindeer are slaughtered during the year for meat and pelts. The reindeer also provide transportation. Because the taiga area is typically hilly and covered with forest, reindeer are not used for pulling sledges, but for riding and as pack animals. They take the Dukha for daily grazing, hunting, the collection of firewood, seasonal migrations, visiting relatives and friends, and traveling to the sum for shopping and trade. A 1.5 m long thin stick in the right hand is used as a whip. A rider gets on a tree stump and jumps onto the reindeer from the left side with the stick in the left hand, then transfers the stick to the right hand once the rider is mounted. The Dukha begin training reindeer for riding when the reindeer (called dongor at this age) are two years old.. Adults are too heavy for dongor, so it is usually the children’s job to train them. Adults ride on hoodai (three-year-old reindeer) or older ones. They regularly ride on zari (castrated males). Special training is not necessary to train the reindeer as pack animals. The male reindeer usually carry loads weighing about 40 kg, while females carry up to 30 kg. Reindeer pelts are used for making winter coats. Bags, mats for traveling, and shoes are also made from the skin. Material for shoes is taken from the skin on the reindeer’s shin. Reindeer antlers are ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine and have been supplied to China since 1975. During the summer, the antlers are cut off. The reindeer’s two front legs are tied to one hind leg to make the animal fall. The Dukha cut the antlers with a small saw. Because reindeer cannot properly regulate their body temperature when they lose their antlers and easily become exhausted, pregnant female reindeer never have their antlers removed.

Seasonal migration and residential groups
Dukha today continue their nomadic life, moving from one place to another without establishing any permanent settlements during the year. A residential group consisting of several families is called olal-lal (meaning ’them’ in the Tuva language). They usually refer to a specific group by the name of a representative member. Families of the same olal-lal set up tents close to one another (within a few kilometers) and collaborate in livestock herding.

Summer
Dukha move to their summer camp in the middle of June. Its altitude is around 2300 m, and there are fresh breezes.Because of the cold climate throughout the year, open grasslands spread across the high steppe. Reindeer cannot handle heat well, so they must be pastured in high plains in the summer.

Fall
The beginning of August is the time for Dukha families to move down to different camp sites to spend the fall season. When it begins to snow in mid-September, since there are no insects, the reindeer regain their vigor; and the young males are castrated. From the end of September to early October is mating season for reindeer. The gestation period for a reindeer is about seven months.

Winter
Dukha usually settle down in the deep forest at an altitude of about 1800 m where they can avoid the frigid winds. During winter camp, people remain in one area for a month at the longest, and then move on to another place, especially when there are wolves nearby. Snow is not an obstacle for reindeer to find and eat moss because they can dig in the snow with their hooves and find moss easily. Several residential groups band together and set out for “otor” (the herding of livestock by young men in distant areas). During otor, the reindeer are free to move about and can find moss and grass easily.

Spring
Groups cannot move as quickly to spring camps because they must accompany the pregnant female reindeer. This is the time when weather tends to be harsh, with strong winds, so they settle in a place that shelters them from severe winds. Reindeer give birth between late April and mid-May.

Shelter
Dukha lives in yurts made primarily of birch bark that resembled the tepees of Native-Americans in appearance. A large yurt may take the bark from up to 32 trees to make; a medium-sized yurt is made from the bark of 23-25 trees. An opening of 2–3 meters in height allows access to the yurt. A bag that houses the guardian spirits of a shaman rests in the rear of the yurt. On the right side, the Dukha family will keep its hunting equipment, saddles, tools and utensils. A traditional Dukha yurt will not have a bed, but rather skins covering the ground, upon which the family sleeps. A stove sits in the middle of the yurt.

Clothing
Dukha dress is characterized by hats like those of the Khalkh people, and wide deels (traditional Mongolian overcoats). They wear strong, warm boots fashioned from the hides and sinew of their reindeer. These boots are known for their quality of workmanship and are very expensive to purchase.
Nomadic life of the Mongolian Tsaatan The Tsaatan live in and around the forests of the East Taiga region of Khovsgol province in northern Mongolia How many on my online friends would like to travel to Mongolia eat reindeer yoghurt and live in a birch bark yurt tent that looks like a tepee?
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Iridescent Goethite – Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA
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Goethite (FeO(OH)), (pronunciation: /ˈɡɜːrtaɪt/ gur-tite) named after the German polymath and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832), an iron bearing hydroxide mineral of the diaspore group, is found in soil and other low-temperature environments. Goethite has been well known since ancient times for its use as a pigment (brown ochre). Evidence has been found of its use in paint pigment samples taken from the caves of Lascaux in France. It was first described in 1806 based on samples found in the Hollertszug Mine in Herdorf, Germany.

In 2003, nanoparticulate authigenic goethite was shown to be the most common diagenetic iron oxyhydroxide in both marine and lake sediments.
Iridescent Goethite – Graves Mountain, Georgia, USA Goethite info from wiki. Goethite (FeO(OH)), (pronunciation: /ˈɡɜːrtaɪt/ gur-tite) named after the German polymath and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832), an iron bearing hydroxide mineral of the diaspore group, is found in soil and ...
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Post navigation. Previous PostToday's cabin in the woods has that classic log cabin look. My social media subsite is where I plan on sharing a good deal of my social posts. I will also reshare, discuss, and comment on most of these posts over at my Google Plus.
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I had to work for most of vidcon, although I did have a chance to go to the pre-party
I thought this article had some useful information about the direction of online video, fads, and trends.
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Fluorite and Celestine – Clay Center, Ottawa Co., Ohio
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Celestine or celestite (SrSO4) is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate. The mineral is named for its occasional delicate blue color. Celestine is the principal source of the element strontium, commonly used in fireworks and in various metal alloys.

Celestine occurs as crystals, and also in compact massive and fibrous forms. It is mostly found in sedimentary rocks, often associated with the minerals gypsum, anhydrite, and halite.

The mineral is found worldwide, usually in small quantities. Pale blue crystal specimens are found in Madagascar.

The skeletons of the protozoan Acantharea are made of celestine, unlike those of other radiolarians which are made of silica.

In carbonate marine sediments, burial dissolution is a recognised mechanism of celestine precipitation.

Celestine crystals are found in some geodes. The world’s largest known geode, a celestine geode 35 feet (10.7 m) in diameter at its widest point, is located near the village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. The geode has been converted into a viewing cave, Crystal Cave, with the crystals which once composed the floor of the geode removed. The geode has celestine crystals as wide as 18 inches (46 cm) across, estimated to weigh up to 300 pounds (135 kg) each.
Fluorite and Celestine – Clay Center, Ottawa Co., Ohio. Celestine information from wiki. Celestine or celestite (SrSO4) is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate. The mineral is named for its occasional delicate blue color. Celestine is the principal source of the element strontium, ...
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Prussian Gardes Du Korps Officer M1889 Helmet with Eagle. Another cool lobster tail helmet from the old Prussian / German Empire
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The Gardes du Corps (Regiment der Gardes du Corps) was the personal bodyguard of the king of Prussia and, after 1871, of the German emperor (in German, the Kaiser). The unit was founded in 1740 by Frederick the Great. Its first commander was Friedrich von Blumenthal, who died unexpectedly in 1745; his brother Hans von Blumenthal, who, with the other officers of the regiment had won the Pour le Mérite in its first action at the battle of Hohenfriedberg, assumed command in 1747. Hans von Blumenthal was badly wounded leading the regiment in a successful cavalry charge in the battle of Lobositz and had to retire from the military.

Initially, the Regiment was used in part as a training unit for officers as part of a programme of expansion of the cavalry. Early officers included the rake and memoirist Friedrich von der Trenck, who described the arduous life of sleep deprivation and physical stress endured by officers, as well as the huge cost of belonging to the unit (the cuirasses, for example, were silverplated at a time when the precious metal was exceptionally expensive).

Unlike the rest of the Imperial German Army after German unification in 1871, the Garde du Corps was recruited nationally and was part of the 1st Guards Cavalry Division. The Regiment wore a white cuirassier uniform with certain special distinctions in full dress. These included a red tunic for officers in court dress and a white metal eagle poised as if about to rise from the bronze helmet on which it sat. Other unique features of the regiment’s full dress worn until 1914 included a red sleeveless Supraweste (survest) with the star of the Order of the Black Eagle on front and back and the retention of black iron cuirasses edged with red which had been presented by the Russian Tsar in 1814. These last replaced the normal white metal breastplates on certain special occasions
Prussian Gardes Du Korps Officer M1889 Helmet with Eagle. Another cool lobster tail helmet from the old Prussian / German Empire Additional information from wiki. The Gardes du Corps (Regiment der Gardes du Corps) was the personal bodyguard of the king of Prussia and, after 1871, of the German ...
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Vintage travel trailers and classic cars
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Greco-Buddhism and Ancient Cross Cultural Pollination
I have read about Buddhism possibly influencing the teachings of Christ. This is an interesting article about its influence in what I am guessing are the Indo-Greek Kingdoms and beyond.
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It was a cultural consequence of a long chain of interactions begun by Greek forays into India from the time of Alexander the Great, carried further by the establishment of the Indo-Greek Kingdom and extended during the flourishing of the Hellenized Kushan Empire. Greco-Buddhism influenced the artistic, and perhaps the spiritual development of Buddhism, particularly Mahayana Buddhism.
Greco-Buddhism and Ancient Cross Cultural Pollination I have read about Buddhism possibly influencing the teachings of Christ. This is an interesting article about its influence in the What I am guessing is the Indo-Greek Kingdoms and beyond. Quote from original post ...
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Where do people think Yeshua as all those missing years, he was not taught in the temples, his connection to the Essenes, and his uncle Joseph of Arimethea had the largest shipping fleet for contract with Rome for tin in British Isles and its tin !
Best place to keep a young man alive and safe is moving around!

That is why the DaVinci code, the chalice myths ect are so enduring as the tell why it is so important not to tell us the whole truth!
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Today’s cabin in the woods has that classic log cabin look
Today's cabin in the woods has that classic log cabin look. June 26, 2016 Andrew Ledford. Today's cabin in the woods has that classic log cabin look. Follow me on Google + to comment on this post or Facebook Facebook google_plus. Share this. Facebook twitter. log cabin ...
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