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The only reason you are not trying so hard is because you haven’t realised you are on your last life.

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St Louis Renaissance Faire Midwinter Ball 2014
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News report on the arson at the St. Louis Renaissance  Faire.
Two of the buildings were owned by the Faire, the other was Bast's Garden, which is a small business owned by two women, and the one that got set on fire first. 
My booth is about 100' down hill from the ones that got burnt.  
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Looking at a handout, and at the bottom of the page, in small, light colored text, in with some other stuff, it says "IMPORTANT: Can you read this? If not, we can have somebody help you read it."

Ummm...if I can read that, I think I can read the larger print above it. 
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Banning people from smoking on the property might be the most healthy thing work can do for the people who smoke.

I mean now they have to walk all the way across the huge parking lot, and for many of them I think it is the only exercise they get.
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I have a love/hate relationship with planks. 
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+Sarah Horton --- I think I found something for your workout:

Raptor Squats:
Hold your arms towards your chest, then step forward three times in a low, lunge-like motion. On the third step, perform a body-weight squat. Be sure to unleash your inner dinosaur. 

Make a joyful noise...and scare the little kids. 
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I've trapped them for all of eternity! Dance! Dance for me!

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The wife is laughing at me because I am doing the happy carnivore dance.
Green salad to start, and green side up after that.
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Water. It does a (planetary) body good.
 
[Flowing Water on the Surface of Mars]

Water has long been known to exist on Mars. In addition to the observable frozen water at its poles, it has been hypothesized that liquid water exists below the Martian crust — the planet's most promising location on our search for life.

These images were captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) as it passed over the deep canyons of Valles Marineris (located in the equatorial regions of Mars) while facing the sun. You will notice narrow, dark markings that form flow-like features on the sloping terrains.

Researchers believe the observations are consistent with intermittent flows of briny water indicating abundant liquid water near the surface of equatorial regions of Mars.

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This research adds significantly to evidence that there's liquid water deep below the Martian surface. The idea of subsurface liquid water is particularly exciting because of the possibilities it holds for harboring life. If this liquid water is welling-up to the surface periodically, we might even be able to sample it within the near future (without having to drill 200m below the surface).

In 2011, evidence of these dark streaks first appeared — but the same researchers believed the streaks were caused by 'dust avalanches.' With the new observation of hundreds of thousands of streaks within 20 degrees of the equator, the simplest explanation appears to be liquid groundwater welling up to the surface.

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The next Mars rover is scheduled for 2020. +NASA is still evaluating objectives and determining payload as of Spring 2014. With a little hope, perhaps a location like this could be incorporated into a new directive.

+NASA was the recipient of a healthy budget this year, it would be completely feasible to have a small lander drill and lase the surface where water is present.

The +Nature Publishing Group article attached brings up the interesting point of sterilizing a spacecraft before it comes into contact with these so-called 'special regions' sites that may host life. The article says that spacecraft or their components have to be sterilized meticulously with heat, hydrogen peroxide vapor, or ionizing radiation to kill off as much Earth life as possible.

I'd say it's time for a launch, but as is the only issue with being a space enthusiast — everything happens in a matter of years, not months.
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#space #mars #life #water #scienceeveryday

[+Nature Publishing Group Article]: http://www.nature.com/news/water-seems-to-flow-freely-on-mars-1.14343
[Similar Process at Work on Surface of Antarctica]: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2012/pdf/1029
[More Info Mars 2020 Rover]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_2020_rover_mission
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Good food, fast service, great prices. Been hitting it about every month since it opened. The only complaint I ever have is other people like it as well, so sometimes the place is wall to wall, and I have to wait to get seated (first world problem).
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Good food. Good service. Good prices.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Been coming here for more then a year. Lots of nice people and their dogs. Two fenced in areas, allowing the big and little dogs their own area. A hose to clean off the dogs afterwards, a kiddy pool for the to jump in, a section of ditch that sometimes is filled with dirty water the dogs run through. Come out and have fun with us.
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Just a damn nice bar filled with as much usual entertainment from the audience, as you find on the stage. Let your freak flag fly and enjoy the cheap drinks.
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