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    Public Service Announcement: Update

    Hi guys. Lots have happened since I was last around. This isn't political nor should it be. It's legal. In March of this year, the top 5 fossil fuel companies in the world (Chevron Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, BP p.l.c., Royal Dutch Shell plc, and ConocoPhillips) stipulated in US...
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    Gold or fish?

    In Alaska there is a hot debate going on between which is more important, salmon or gold. In 2007, a group forms what becomes the Pebble Partnership. One year later, Pebble came back with staggering results; they were standing on what can only be estimated as the 2nd richest mineral reserve in...
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    Absolute best Led Zep cover band

    Jimmy Page with The Black Crowes Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY 07.10.2000
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    What would you do?

    What would you do if you owned the street, sidewalks, and parking areas of a highly prestigious housing development that is filled with multimillion dollar mansions? It's a short article and interesting to read...
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    A timely parable

    The Scorpion and the Frog One day, a scorpion looked around at the mountain where he lived and decided that he wanted a change. So he set out on a journey through the forests and hills. He climbed over rocks and under vines and kept going until he reached a river. The river was wide and swift...
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    Volvo Cars to phase out ICE and go all electric

    Jul 05, 2017 Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business. The announcement...
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    Jethro Tull

    Jethro Tull It's been a while since I revisited Tull's catalogue..... lunatic fringe englishmen playing heavy prog rock. They still make me smile with the stage antics and what huge riffs. Martin Barre kicked ass.
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    Old world violins vs modern ones blind test

    " During 1 week in 2012, they invited 10 professional soloists to Vincennes, a suburb of Paris, and assembled 13 new violins and nine old Italians, including six Stradivariuses and two made by Guarneri del Gesús. The researchers did not tell the musicians that they would be playing old and new...
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    Non-political thread just facts

    "Dakota Access pipeline has first leak before it's fully operational" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/10/dakota-access-pipeline-first-oil-leak 84 gallons of crude was spilled. Doesn't sound like much... but consider this: 1 gallon of oil can contaminate 1 million gallons of clean...
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    Practice practice practice...

    After watching this young lady play... I better step up my practicing. Starts slow, but hang in there. What she does with the lead section is amazing! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1q4-tzMI28 Superstitious http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbFndjsODJo Everybody wants to rule the...
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    DoD Announces Successful Micro-Drone Demonstration

    I'm in to high tech and AI. This is just amazing.... and if you consider the possibilities if each drone was armed... Department of Defense Announces Successful Micro-Drone Demonstration "In one of the most significant tests of autonomous systems under development by the Department of...
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    Beijing creates new environmental police

    A woman wears a mask as she walks past a construction site as smog continues to choke Beijing on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. The official Xinhua News Agency reported this week that the environmental ministry had given out punishments after finding that more than 500 construction sites and enterprises...
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    Keith's Urban acoustic tribute ....

    Keith's Urban acoustic tribute to artists we lost in 2016. Kind of a nice vibe that he is playing an acoustic in his bedroom. We've all been there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P33OAlH4Kp4
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    Finland's grand economic experiment

    "Finland's experimental scheme to provide its citizens with a basic income, regardless of employment, launched earlier this week. The two-year pilot scheme will provide 2,000 unemployed Finnish citizens, aged between 25 and 58, with a monthly basic income of 560 euros ($581.48) that will...
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    Rare plant named after Jimi Hendrix

    "San Diego State University says a former graduate student, Mark Dodero, discovered the plant — supposedly while listening to Hendrix's song "Voodoo Child." The university says Dodero and Stephen McCabe of the University of California, Santa Cruz, decided to name it for the late rock guitarist...
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    I've never been a big fan of Percy, but.....

    Even during the early days of Zep I thought Robert was the weakest link in the band. However, I love this arrangement. He keeps the vocal histrionics to a minimum and delivers a great performance..... the band is pretty hot too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57FBvcWs2FE
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    Heart

    :shock: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1076800269027002&set=vb.166351633405208&type=2&theater This is a Facebook link... well worth the look. Rock on my 'bro, rock on. :headbanger: EDIT: Ah... found a youtube link for it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_b9MnUFeL0
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    Bihar cheating scandal: What parents in India will do for good grades

    New Delhi (CNN)The quest to be educated in India has literally scaled new heights. Images of parents and family members clambering up school buildings and clinging on window ledges to pass cheat sheets to their children have left authorities in despair. The incident took place on Wednesday...
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    The Amazon

    The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it is losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere. From a peak of two billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year in the 1990s, the net uptake by the forest has halved and is now for the first time being overtaken by...
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    Scientists Figure Out the Method To Wirelessly Transmit Solar Power From Space

    The concept of getting unlimited energy to power mankind through our ultimate source of light and solar energy, the sun, is reached a big milestone in terms of becoming practical. The scientists working at Japan’s space administration JAXA have announced a major breakthrough in...


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