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Luft Hans

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#Popnology exhibit opens at AZ Science Center

Read More: http://bit.ly/1Qj2L6y
#phx #dtphx #science #community

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Guerilla marketing in popology for the knights who say Ni.

Or, according to the article, "fusion of pop culture and technology".
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Matthew Kuraja

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Watch the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners face off for a #springtraining charity game at the Peoria Sports Complex March 2. Proceeds for the game go to local programs and education. www.springtrainingpeoria.com
GameDate, GameTime, Home, Visitor. 3/2/2016, 1:10 PM, Mariners, Padres. 3/3/2016, 1:10 PM, Padres, Mariners. 3/4/2016, 7:10 PM, Padres, Royals. Full Schedule. Arrow. PSC HOME SCHEDULE. Arrow. PURCHASE TICKETS. Arrow. POLICIES. Arrow. TRAVEL CENTER. Arrow. PADRES SPRING SCHEDULE. Arrow ...
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Janice Dunlap

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In the conventional telling of Phoenix history, World War II marks the pivot between the "old" and "new" city. The reality is not quite so neat. But the war does deserve its own niche, separate from the more expansive decade...
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Matthew Kuraja

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Janet Napolitano asked the good people of Arizona to trust giving her the duties of Governor, and so they did. But then Obama sent her a power-up invitation and she deserted her post without hesitation to be part of DHS.

This article says “the [former DHS] director had to resign [for listing 72 of her own DHS employees on the terrorist watch list]".

So then, she didn't just decide to retire and live a nice life in California like we've been told? She got fired for being too much of a nazi-like zealot in power?
 
Can't make shit up like this. Any one else want to know what the fuck is going on???? Sounds like Obama has some other shit to tighten down. 
At least 72 employees at the Department of Homeland Security are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to a Democratic lawmaker. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) disclosed that a congres
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Lynch got it wrong when he quoted the report. Not a shocker since most of our representatives in Congress are wrong when they want to prove their point be quoting government reports that they probably haven't actually read. Here is more from the report:


“Despite these layered controls, our testing showed that TSA did not identify 73 individuals with terrorism-related category codes,” the IG report found. “According to TSA data, these individuals were employed by major airlines, airport vendors, and other employers. TSA did not identify these individuals through its vetting operations because it is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related categories under current interagency watchlisting policy.”

The report added, “TSA acknowledged that individuals in these categories represented a potential transportation security threat

These 73 people WERE NOT DHS employees. They worked for the airlines, airport vendors, or other employers. These folks did not work for the federal government.
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Luft Hans

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Weihnachtsmarkt

The German Christmas market returns the first weekend in Dezember.

It's at the Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix.
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Christmas Tree Preservative

For those of you that are going to have a fresh-cut tree for the holidays, here's the recipe for the preservative I've been using for almost twenty years now. I originally found this on the website for the Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association http://www.ccffa-oswa.org in Oregon. The page is long gone, but I've keep a copy of it in my documents for all of these years. Happy Holidays!

Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh by Jean McCloskey

Although here in the Pacific Northwest we have Christmas trees that are freshly cut (from our tree farm or a tree farm close by), there is still the problem of the trees drying out before we (or our children/grandchildren) are ready for them to come down. Last year, I received a formula for preserving trees from my brother in California, who is a Chevron retiree. He received it from his company's safety team.

The mixture is: Add the following to 2 gallons of HOT WATER: 2 cups of Karo syrup, 2 oz. of liquid bleach plus 2 pinches of Epsom salt, 1/2 teaspoon of Boraxo (all available at the grocery store), and 1 teaspoon of chelated iron (available at garden centers). Make a fresh cut at the bottom of the tree trunk and stand the tree in this solution until it is brought inside. After it is set up, use this solution for watering the tree.

Why does it work? The Karo syrup provides SUGAR, and it is only in the presence of sugar that tremendous amounts of water will be taken up by the exposed tissue at the base of the tree trunk. Thanks to the BORON (in the Boraxo), the water and sugar will be moved to every needle and branch of the tree - boron is what makes sugar move, not only in trees, but vegetables, fruits, and even houseplants. And the EPSOM SALTS and CHELATED IRON - Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate, and magnesium (together with iron) is the center molecule in the process we know as chlorophyll production. By making the magnesium and iron available to the tree, you're assuring yourself of green needles. The CHLORINE BLEACH? That stops the mold from forming when the sugar and water are combined.

In the article it was suggested that after the tree comes down, take a branch and try to burn it. I did - and it didn't burn. The formula does work!

From an article "Fireproofing the Cut Christmas Tree" provided by John Randolph, Chevron Shipping Company Safety Team.

Editor's Note: Forest-Tree Leader associate editor, Jean McCloskey, is a Clackamas County tree farmer.
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Matthew Kuraja

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Thanksgiving weekend plans: eat, nap, family, football, and....horseback riding! Book your ride today! http://www.horsebackarizona.com/contact.html
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#GoodMorningArizona
#iPhone5s


hope everyone has/had a beautiful morning & a wonderful rest of the day
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During the late late 1940's and 1950's many cities got rid of light rail. Now it it is coming back in many locations in the U.S..
The Arizona State Capitol Building in the 1940s, Washington and 17th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. Note the maze of overhead wires, which ran the electric… - Phoenix, Arizona Historical Images - Google+
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What was old is now new.
An electric trolley turning north on 2nd Avenue at Washington in the 1940s, Phoenix, Arizona. - Phoenix, Arizona Historical Images - Google+
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Matthew Kuraja

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Oh, America isn't behind. Maricopa county is already building momentum to justify attacks on citizens that aren't complying with pet registration fees.
 
File this under one way America's overcriminalization hasn't caught up to Canada's, at least.
Dan Smith insists the cat in question isn't his, but rather a feral cat that his estranged wife would feed.
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Matthew Kuraja

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A story out of neighboring Tucson. 
I disagree with this "cops are people too" position. They are given "special" powers by the State none of us can wield. And when it's our word against… - Matthew Kuraja - Google+
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Matthew Kuraja

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Are you looking for a beautiful, winter hike? Check out Sunrise Mountain Trail in Peoria! www.arizonahiking.blogspot.in/2015/11/sunrise-mountain-trails-city-of-peoria.html
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Matthew Kuraja

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A twitchy young man, walking door to door, gave me this business card. He said he's doing it by court order for "angering out" on someone that's now in the hospital. He said the others doing this are junkies.

Did +City of Peoria, AZ​​​​​ really send these people to our homes? Up our driveway and to our front door where they can case the living rooms? This is where my children dwell and my wife considers the family's safety zone.

Maybe the same local judge can also consider having such people wear florescent colored vests to forewarn residents when violent, drug addicted criminals are entering our private property, uninvited. 

Do you suppose the judge gets a little kickback every time this landscaping business gets another customer? Isn't it illegal, if not at least unethical, to have government force people to serve a particular business as free labor? Why didn't the rest of us get a chance to auction for this free resource?
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+Brandon Graham​ you ask good questions. I want to answer.

Getting a long view inside the home from the point of view standing at the frame of the front door is a lot better than a glimpse while passing by down the street.

I don't consider any offense that resulted in hospitalizing someone as a small offense. I don't think anyone would describe it as so.

Do you remember that great movie "Shawshank Redemption"? Remember the part where the guy gives the Warden a cake with money to exploit the free labor of inmates for commercial profit? Do you suppose another character in that story, if cross about the inequity of that arrangement, was supposed to know to go ask the Warden if he can get his turn exploiting those inmates too? 
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Matthew Kuraja

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Tomorrow is the Copper Hills 4 Peak Challenge! Participants will have a maximum of five hours to complete an 11-mile hike up and down four different peaks in the West Wing Community, located at 27035 N. Black Rock Blvd. in Peoria. Following the event, food, bounce houses, bands and more will be available. Hiker check-in begins at 5:30 a.m., with the 4 Peak Challenge beginning at 7 a.m. followed by an after party from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The registration is $25 per adult hiker and $15 per youth hiker. To register, visit www.4peakchallenge.com.
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Matthew Kuraja

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I wish someone posted this just before the annual event; not right after.
 
Arizona's Veterans Day Memorialhttp://gplnk.co/1MoOTq7

If you're in #arizona  and anywhere near the town of Anthem, you owe it to yourself to make the trip to see their absolutely amazing Veterans Day Memorial.

This picture should give you a sense of how powerful it is, but here's a bit behind how it actually works from this article on +KTLA 5:

At precisely 11:11 a.m. each Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the sun’s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States.

When planning the geometry of the Anthem Veterans Memorial, it was clear that the static nature of the structure would require a fixed azimuth (the horizontal angle from astronomical north to the center of the sun on Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. that creates the horizontal illumination of the Great Seal) and a fixed altitude angle (the vertical angle for zenith, or horizon, to the center of the sun on Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. that creates the vertical illumination of the Great Seal).

Simply breathtaking. All of us here at The Scottsdale Real Estate Group want to thank all of our great veterans, and hope you all had a wonderful Veterans Day!

#veterans   #veteransday   #america   #supportourtroops  
It's a "perfect" tribute that can only be seen on Veterans Day each year. The Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, Arizona, is a monument dedicated to honor the service and sacrifice of U.S...
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Matthew Kuraja

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Last night, some time between 11 to 11:30 PM, my bed shook.

I initially dismissed it as poltergeists but this morning I'm learning Black Canyon City had a 4.0 earthquake. 
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Didn't feel a thing in Buckeye. 
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Luft Hans

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Free admission to carved pumpkin display in Carefree. Check out the pics, really cool carvings.

It runs through the end of the month.
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