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While i'm @ it, i also REALLY hate websites where the first thing they do when you visit the site is to shove a POP-UP in your face, COMPLETELY OBSCURING the thing that you came to their website to look at in the first place.

who the f*ck in webdesign decided that this was a "good" idea?

it's like the magazine subscription cards that used to fall out all over the place, only VASTLY more annoying; it actually makes me miss magazine subscription cards...
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there is a certain logical conflict between your statements about the english kings in the 590s, & the irish missionaries in 563.

at the very least, this point of difference needs some clarification.
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don't beat yourself up about it! just copy-editing you a little bit :)
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Lot 22, 1968 Mercedes Benz 280 SL Pagode, Galerie Fischer Auktionen AG (May 28) The month of May starred important prints and multiples, decorative art, and Asian art sales. Outside of the art sphere, demand for jewelry and collectible books also fueled excitement at the auction block. Some of our
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Timeline 1200 BC
A battle forgotten in time: One of the underlying threads for the later elements books concerns the discovery of a forgotten Nordic history and origins of runic inscription, migrations of people and links to even remoter pasts few people could imagine. All of this is pieced together through the story - a subplot - concerning a group of five archaeologists exploring remote Bronze Age sites who call themselves 'the Fifth Legion' (two of whom become engaged in Nazi 'blood and soil' doctrine with roots that go back to the legends of 'Thule', another becoming an agent of the cold war involving secret ops.)

Now, I've travelled widely putting the pieces together to make a story based in history but with an epic feel to it. And just when I think I've got the ultimate angle on things – along comes something that just outdoes any story - this being one example.

A battle never recorded, a great clash of armies whose remains have been recently discovered near the Baltic Sea.

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About 3200 years ago, two armies clashed at a river crossing near the Baltic Sea. The confrontation can’t be found in any history books—the written word didn’t become common in these parts for another 2000 years—but this was no skirmish between local clans.

Thousands of warriors came together in a brutal struggle, perhaps fought on a single day, using weapons crafted from wood, flint, and bronze, a metal that was then the height of military technology.

Struggling to find solid footing on the banks of the Tollense River, a narrow ribbon of water that flows through the marshes of northern Germany toward the Baltic Sea, the armies fought hand-to-hand, maiming and killing with war clubs, spears, swords, and knives. Bronze- and flint-tipped arrows were loosed at close range, piercing skulls and lodging deep into the bones of young men. Horses belonging to high-ranking warriors crumpled into the muck, fatally speared. Not everyone stood their ground in the melee: Some warriors broke and ran, and were struck down from behind.

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http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/03/slaughter-bridge-uncovering-colossal-bronze-age-battle
Grisly find suggests Bronze Age northern Europe was more organized—and violent—than thought
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hm; well, not only are money & markets in crisis over the brexit vote, but www.xe.com which is my go-to for quick exchange rates, is barely functional.

i wonder if these 2 things are related, or co-incidental?

anybody else having trouble with the site?
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You've always been able to get books. But now, thanks to a partnership with Google Canada, some library users will be able to bring home some wireless internet.
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Prosecutors failed for the second time in their bid to hold Baltimore police accountable for the arrest and death of Freddie Gray when an officer was acquitted Monday in the racially charged case that triggered riots a year ago.
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