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« Reply #104 on: July 22, 2014, 02:03:07 pm »
         

     An armed pro-Russian separatist gestures to reporters at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region. The downing of the airliner with the loss of nearly 300 lives has sharply escalated the crisis in Ukraine, and may mark a pivotal moment in international efforts to resolve a situation in which separatists in the Russian-speaking east have been fighting government forces since protesters in Kiev forced out a pro-Moscow president and Russia annexed Crimea. Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

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« Reply #105 on: July 22, 2014, 02:06:01 pm »

                                       

      Workers fix damaged electric power facilities after Typhoon Rammasun hit Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, July 20. Typhoon Rammasun has killed at least fourteen people in China since making landfall after hitting parts of the Philippines and leaving 77 dead. Reuter

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« Reply #106 on: July 27, 2014, 09:45:19 am »

       
      Palestinians salvage what little of their belongings they could from their homes during a cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighhttp://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/content/csm-photo-galleries-images/photos-of-the-day-images/2014/0726/01/18774740-1-eng-US/01_full_900x600.jpgborhood, Saturday. Khalil Hamra/AP

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« Reply #107 on: July 27, 2014, 09:47:12 am »

         

   A woman takes part in a demonstration showing solidarity with Palestinians in the context of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict during a rally, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone/AP

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« Reply #108 on: July 29, 2014, 11:03:09 pm »
great selection GO, like our own NatGeo. The palestinians piled over the car remind me of Steinbecks Joad family and their Model T truck. We had a storm that blew the roof of my storage shed last night even though it was in a sheltered spot, 1 person killed in the storm also so I cant complain.

Have u been reading TAE lately, Illargi seems to have stepped up his game a gear, great insights.



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« Reply #109 on: July 30, 2014, 05:44:40 pm »
great selection GO, like our own NatGeo. The palestinians piled over the car remind me of Steinbecks Joad family and their Model T truck. We had a storm that blew the roof of my storage shed last night even though it was in a sheltered spot, 1 person killed in the storm also so I cant complain.

Have u been reading TAE lately, Illargi seems to have stepped up his game a gear, great insights.


Thanks for the compliment Walter, A great photo is something that always appealed to me as well.

Yes, Illargi is really giving it all he has, the absence of Nicole has seemed to fire him up, he is a very smart man.

Sadly, and I am not demeaning him, so please don't take it wrong, but he mentioned a while back that TAE was on the brink of bankruptcy. Perhaps we are witnessing a desperate attempt to save the place, I just don't know.

Certainly hope he can turn it around, TAE is a great place with a lot of very interesting and intelligent folks and it's demise would be heartbreaking. Hard to imagine it not being around.

Glad you escaped danger, I have had tornadoes, yes tornadoes, biting at my ass here in Boston of all places. The weather has gone "Bonkers" as they say. 

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« Reply #110 on: July 31, 2014, 11:19:34 pm »
Hi GO,
Today friday finally the weather has cleared after 4 or 5 days and i heard today two more dead (northern tasmania only has about 250K people). I stayed indoors almost the whole time and at times wondered if the house would blow apart, a tornado also happened about 40 miles away. Glad the tornado didnt visit you in your street of your city.

I tried to drop a subscribtion donation to TAE but was asked for more personal ID information, new australian laws apparently so decided no. I understand its possible they are concerned someone might have my card, but Im a lot more concerned that someone steals all that information out of the internet or computer than out of my posession.

Im not in a mood now to rejoin diner discussions much, maybe occasionally. My jimmies were rustled enough by that comment that something like 'you would not have much money if u did not love it' which seemed directed at me by mistaken identity. I would hasten to add to what i said already that In my ideal world people are valued for being good at things or even such things as being good looking and good luck to them if thats their thing. Its good to be blessed enough to not want for anything, but being better than most, or even with total dedication the very best at something beats money as a measure of success in my estimation. And its your own estimation of yourself u have to satisfy.





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« Reply #111 on: August 02, 2014, 10:11:34 am »
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Im not in a mood now to rejoin diner discussions much, maybe occasionally. My jimmies were rustled enough by that comment that something like 'you would not have much money if u did not love it' which seemed directed at me by mistaken identity. I would hasten to add to what i said already that In my ideal world people are valued for being good at things or even such things as being good looking and good luck to them if thats their thing. Its good to be blessed enough to not want for anything, but being better than most, or even with total dedication the very best at something beats money as a measure of success in my estimation. And its your own estimation of yourself u have to satisfy.

I understand Fully Unc. The Diner has pissed me off plenty of times as well, but there are folks there, yourself being one of them, that it is impossible to stay away from once you have met them and become friends. Take your time, but come back please, always looking for your postings and the pleasure of your company.