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Faissal aka Md. Faisal Halim
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When the moon dances amidst the clouds,
And teases, playing peekaboo,
And you take it all in,
Watching the fading light from the sunset,
And enjoying the coolness of the evening breeze,
That is when you can find me at ease.
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200 Runs! Awesome!
 
Hakuba ski resort, Japan

Along this mountain range are nine main ski resorts, with more than 200 runs. About a third of the terrain is considered to be ‘beginner’ level and about a third is ‘advanced’. There are plenty of wide open runs, challenging steep slopes, powdery sections and even some back country areas. From the top, it can take more than an hour to work your way down to the bottom. Restaurants and cafes along the way are perfect places to stop for a rest with a nice hot bowl of ramen.

When I look in the other direction, down the mountain, the Hakuba valley spreads out beneath me. It’s almost as if the whole landscape has been carved out of the earth and designed as the perfect ski destination (nothing would surprise me in Japan). It’s a large flat basin where all the accommodation and other facilities can be collected at the base of the ski runs.

Read more: http://www.timetravelturtle.com/2015/02/hakuba-ski-resort-japan/

#travel   #travelphotography   #travel   #japan    #ski   #snow  
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Germany crowned world champions at Brazil 2014Putin, Kutcher … Dacourt? Fifa's invitees to the finalPictures: the best images from the World Cup finalIn case of World Cup withdrawal, help is at handSend your thoughts to scott.murray@theguardian.com
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A friend of mine once remarked that the moon landings had to be faked because back then the Apollo's onboard electronic computer was less powerful than a modern watch.

I think I should tell him to get himself a (classical) Swiss tachymeter watch with a calendar. Even a model predating the lunar landings will do.

It's still got far less (nil) electronic computational power than even a calculator watch (some of you might remember those from the 1990's), but with it you can calculate speeds, distances, add, subtract, multiply, divide, take square roots, use conversion factors, and basically do a whole lot of things that you could not dream about with a pocket calculator, like navigation (guess how the Apollo 13 Astronauts got back home -- while their computer was down).

Of course, this video might do a better job.
This video is so good, so incredibly brilliant, solid and simple, that you will want to paste it all over your Facebooks and Twitters just to piss off all the IMBECILES who still claim that the Moon landings were faked.* The reason is simple: the technology to fake it didn't exist.
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"The greatest teachers I ever had were Miss Frizzle and Bill Nye the Science Guy."

"It never once occurred to me... that there could be any sort of a conflict between my faith and science; to me both were part of the same things: This universe and my existence within it."

"And yet, here we are today being told that the two are irreconcilable; that religion begets an anti-science crusade and science pushes anti-religion valor. When did this become the only conversation on religion and science that we’re allowed to have?"

BEAUTIFULLY written article.



Acolytes of Dawkins & Hitchens pretend that ignorant evangelicals represent all of religion. Here's what they miss
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"David Thomas, professor of Christianity and Islam, ... said it supported the view that the version of the Qur’an in use today had hardly changed from the earliest recorded version, and the Muslim belief that the text represented an exact record of the revelations delivered to the Prophet."
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Hey, what's the name.of the first song?
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Corruption impedes progress in Thailand, and workers die in both because of conditions, says US state department's report
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Someone once told a friend:
"Don't be surprised if, one day, you have to decide that your parents can't be a part of your life any more."

Well,... :D

Maybe, he knew:
"Loved ones and friends—sometimes even therapists—who urge reconnecting with a parent often speak as if forgiveness will be a psychic aloe vera, a balm that will heal the wounds of the past. They warn of the guilt that will dog the victim if the perpetrator dies estranged. What these people fail to take into account is the potential psychological cost of reconnecting, of dredging up painful memories and reviving destructive patterns."

“[F]orgiveness is in danger of being debased into a kind of cheap grace, a waiving of standards of justice without which such transactions have no meaning.”
What do we owe our tormentors? It’s a question that haunts those who had childhoods marked by years of neglect and deprivation, or of psychological, physical, and sexual abuse at the hands of one or both parents. Despite this terrible beginning, many people make it out successfully and go on...
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I'd tell you that what's strongly encouraged but still not required is really nobody's business to try to 'enforce' -- but as for the whole drama with the headscarf, a guy has no business in trying to 'enforce' it on a girl, whether he is bearded or not.

Religion is about fiding ways to live well, and appreciate God, not about picking and enforcing your choices of social norms -- for that is about control, not religion.
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