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Does anyone know what key harp he is using? It looks like the main riff is 5, 6, -6, 6, 5. But it sounds a bit lower than my C harp.
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The story of "our castle" (we have some Warwick blood) becomes more intriguing. It has a trebuchet which shoots fireballs!

Trebuchet firing a fire-ball at Warwick Castle HD
 
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"It was just floating there like a cloud" [Mirror.co.uk] Fission Chipz has the most convincing explanation so far: transformer explosions. Update: The BBC reports that it was in fact nearby Warwick Castle testing its fi...
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Planned Parenthood is, essentially, coming out in support of what happened in Kermit Gosnell's clinic.

PP is opposing inspections that would insure it doesn't happen again and trying to silence a female Democrat Penn Congresswoman (whose cousin was killed in the Gosnell clinic) who supports inspections by supporting her Primary opposition.
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After a week and a half of driving a limping car, and a weekend of diagnosis, I finally fixed my car.  The problem? A loose battery terminal. I tested the fuel pump, throttle position sensor, mass air flow sensor, fuel injectors and oxygen sensor.  They all passed with flying colors. Finally, I went to take the negative battery cable off. The instant I put the wrench on I knew I had found the problem. The terminal itself was on pretty firmly, but the nut was not tight at all.  So I cleaned the terminals, put them on tight, started the car... and it was fixed. Praise God.
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"...[W]hen a family seeks to earn a living in business, it brings its religious values to the table. And if the government threatens it with massive fines unless it violates its religious practice, the family and its business get their day in court.
"A gaggle of special interest groups supporting Obamacare’s coercion is outraged at this suggestion. They profess to be shocked—shocked!—that anyone would say a family business has religious freedom. But these same groups apparently favor a legal regime that says for-profit corporations can be racial minorities and can exercise the most intimate and private constitutional 'rights' to contraception and abortion. Their outrage is withheld until families in business claim to be religious." ~ Matt Bowman, senior legal counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
One of the fundamental truths upon which a mature society rests is the rule of law. The law applies equally to all, and cannot show preference for one over another. If the law can be arbitrarily applied, then we have no standard of conduct which governs all of us, and we have no order as a result. I hope that is a fair and non-controversial statement.
Another concept that has its roots in legal history is that a group of persons has the same status as an individual person -- in other words, you don't lose equal protection under the law should you decide to band together for a common purpose, including the purpose of making a profit. As stated by Ilya Shapiro and Caitlyn W. McCarthy of the Cato Institute, "rights-bearing individuals do not forfeit those rights when they associate in groups." It's even written into existing law; 1 U.S.C. §1 (United States Code),[14] states:
"In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, unless the context indicates otherwise-- the words 'person' and 'whoever' include corporations, companies, associations, firms, partnerships, societies, and joint stock companies, as well as individuals..."
Consider that if corporations are not subject to the same protections under the law as individuals, then why should they be subject to the same obligations under the law as individuals? Are they obligated to obey the law - pay taxes, refrain from criminal activity, et. al. - if the protection of the law doesn't extend to them?
So the rule of law should apply equally to all, and the law, more than a century before the Citizens United ruling which has many partisans in an uproar, established that corporations have many of the same rights as individual persons.
Moving on, it is entirely appropriate, in the eyes of many, for a minority or woman-owned business to claim protection from discrimination due to their race, ethnicity, gender and so on. Their status as a corporation doesn't change the fact they are entitled to equal protection under the law.
All of that said, the writer asks, why is it so outrageous for owners who hold to certain religious beliefs to expect equal protection under the law, specifically the First Amendment's free exercise clause? As he concludes in his article:
"To recap: Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and their allies apparently agree that a for-profit corporation can be an African-American person; it can exercise the 'right' to abortion and contraception; and it can file lawsuits against any government action taken against them on these grounds. But under no circumstances may a family in business defend itself when the government forces it to buy abortion products for other people. Got it?"
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And now I am an owner of a 2005 Kia Rio.
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Yeah, I learned to drive a stick on the Ford Ranger that we have. I need to replace the engine on that vehicle to make it road-worthy. But, yeah, driving a manual is fun, once you get the hang of it. I am still not very smooth. Your truck should be useful.
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We've been creating maps of fictional places for thousands of years. Umberto Eco has a new book covering some of the greats. This article pulls out a few of them, and does a great job of summarizing the endless appeal of fictional maps.
"Often the object of a desire, when desire is transformed into hope, becomes more real than reality itself." Celebrated Italian novelist,
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After Constantine the Great, there were emperors who were heretics and emperors who adhered to Christian orthodoxy. Then there was Julian the Apostate. From the time of Constantine to the French Revolution, he is the only Christian monarch ever to openly reject the faith, according to Catholic historian Warren Carroll. For reasons both personal and …
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Frozen reminded me of Till We Have Faces. Which got me wondering about Till We Have Faces again. I hadn't really understood it when I read it. Oh, I knew that it was dealing with some kind of theophany, and Psyche was clearly a living sacrifice. But I couldn't prove that what was going on was what I thought was going on.  This guy does a good job of proving.

http://www.academia.edu/1849439/A_Myth_of_Hubris_in_Till_We_Have_Faces
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+George Grant , Look! It's Ely!
 
Author and artist Rus Madon uses BL maps to create his own modern map of historical geography. http://bit.ly/1fHjWfo #BLMadeWith 
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