Cleaning your bike chain, gears and other moving parts is an essential part of bike maintenance.
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With the help of the Orica GreenEDGE pro cycling team and Neal Rogers of http://velonews.com we look at why you need to get rid of the muck on your bike post-ride, then how to go about making sure your bike is properly cleaned. Pro tips include using a paint brush to make sure you get degreaser into all the nooks and crannies in your drivetrain and drying your bike after washing it.
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Tagged dirt world, global cycling network, neal rogers, nooks and crannies, pro cycling team, william scotland
Jeffro gets served by a Deer during the 2013 Monster Cross and Mountain Bike Presented by GROUNDFORCE
And the deer thinks: “To cross or not to cross: That is the question!”
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Embrace (poetic thought by George-B)
“We never let go from our embrace –
I did not want to be the one,
the one to break the bliss.
So on we kept and even now
we’re still engaged in the first hug…”
The dream of youth,
the dream of love,
that life has built inside us
to cherish rather than to mourn
that we have missed,
today and days to come.
One’s lost cause today, will become many others’lost causes Tomorrow!
“A Good Man Goes to War” is the seventh episode of the sixth series of the British science fiction television seriesDoctor Who, and was first broadcast on BBC One on 4 June 2011 and served as a mid-series finale. The episode was written by Steven Moffat and directed by Peter Hoar. (Read More Here)
“Demons run when a good man goes to war
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war
Friendship dies and true love lies
Night will fall and the dark will rise
When a good man goes to war
Demons run, but count the cost
The battle’s won, but the child is lost”
“Running away with a Spaceman in a box, anything could happen to you…”
“That’s what I’m counting on.”
“I’m the Doctor. I’m an alien from outer space. I’m a thousand years old, I’ve got two hearts, and I can’t fly a plane!”
“Right then, Clara Oswald. Time to find out who you are…!”
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Highlights from the May 15, 2012 press conference in front of the Inglewood Oil Field in the Baldwin Hills of Los Angeles CA. The conference was called to kick off the BAN FRACKING campaign in California with Food & Water Watch, Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community, Grassroots Coalition and other organizations and activists from the Los Angeles area. Josh Fox, whose Academy Award nominated documentary, Gasland, has brought nationwide attention to the dangerous practice of fracking, was the featured speaker. Go to http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/ for more on Gasland.
Other Speakers Included: Kristin Lynch – Food & Water Watch, Dan Jacobson – Environment California, Paul Ferrazzi – CCSC & Resident of Culver City and Gary Gless – CCSC & Resident of Windsor Hills
For more information and action/petition links for the Los Angeles and to the Food and Water Watch petition, go to: http://www.ccfasc.org
A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) Discuss
On his 38th birthday, Montaigne retreated to his library in a tower of his family’s French château, and there he spent most of the next decade thinking, reading, and writing. The result wasEssais, or Attempts, a series of short prose reflections on many subjects that form one of the most captivating and intimate self-portraits ever written. Montaigne’s Essais established the essay as a literary form. What personal tragedy may have prompted Montaigne to begin writing? More… Discuss
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Tagged essayist, french château, michel de montaigne, personal tragedy, prose, self portraits
Founded in 1949 by the US, Canada, and 10 European countries as a security pact against the Soviet bloc, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization did not actually perform any military operations for its first 45 years in existence. With the fall of the Soviet Union, however, its focus shifted to regional peacekeeping—and thus, in 1994, NATO forces took action in the Bosnian War. After the September 11 attacks, NATO invoked Article 5 of its charter for the first time in history. What is Article 5? More…Discuss
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Tagged atlantic treaty organization, fall of the soviet union, north atlantic treaty organization, security pact, september 11 attacks, soviet bloc
It is well known that the psychological effects of bullying can persist for years, but just how long may surprise you. A recent study found that people who experienced bullying between the ages of nine and 16 were at higher risk for a range of psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, and panic disorder, well into their 20s. Most affected were bully-victims, persons who had been victimized by bullies and who had themselves bullied others. Researchers say these long-term consequences highlight the serious nature of bullying and the importance of finding ways to prevent it. More...Discuss
March 24, 1985 Ross Dress for Less Explosion
Methane Gas Explosion from leaking abandoned oil well
Fairfax District Los Angeles, CA
dE ACEEA E BINE SA O PORTI IN JURUL GATULUI, CA O SALBA DE PERLE!
Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven & 100+playlist (Practice ascending the stairway everyday….!)
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Tagged amp, Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven
27 years ago we lost a very special actress. She brought us Sunset boulevard, Sadie Thompson and so many others. GloriaSwanson lives forever in our hearts and on screen.
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Tagged actress, hearts, lost, Sadie Thompson, Sunset Boulevard
Just a Thought: “There is nothing democratic about Hypocrisy”
Photos by Evan Joseph from the book “NYC at Night”
Music by Gregg Karukas – Deep Into You
GREGG KARUKAS is a smooth jazz keyboardist and pianist, originally from the Washington, D.C.-Maryland area. He experimented with keyboards as a child, but it was not until his teens that he pursued music professionally. Gradually, he developed a melodic and soulful style of music that made him a mainstay on smooth jazz and radio circuit.
Karukas is known to write music that evokes strong emotions. Two of his best-known singles, “Girl in the Red Dress” and “Nightshift”, reflect a style familiar to his fans. Karukas has collaborated with Brazilian composer Dori Caymmi and Ricardo Silveira on several projects. With eleven solo albums and many sessions and tours with prominent jazz artists, Gregg Karukas has established himself as one of the leading musicians of the format.He has a wife named Yvonne and two sons named Stevie and Alex who are musicians.(from Wikipedia)
1-3) Cityscapes of NYC
4) Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges across the East River.
5-6) Manhattan – one of the five islands of New York City, the historic core of the city.
7) Manhattan night
8-10) Times Square – an area of Midtown Manhattan, at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue.
11) Empire State Building and Chrysler Building
12-13) Empire State Building 1931, 102 floors (443m). The tallest building in New York.
14) Chrysler Building, 1930, 77 floors (319m).
15) General Electric Building,1930,50 floors (195m).
16) Woolworth Building , 1913, 57 floors (241m).
17) Central Park
18) Central Station (Grand Central Terminal)
19) Federal Hall and the Washington Monument on Wall Street
21) Columbus Square (Columbus Circle) with the monument of Columbus
22) Metal Globe at Columbus Circle
23) Campus of Columbia University (Columbia University)
24-25) Brooklyn Bridge
26) Manhattan Bridge in the neighborhood
27) Manhattan Bridge Arch
28) Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan
29-30-31-32) Ellis Island in the mouth of the Hudson River. On January 1, 1892 to November 12, 1954 was the biggest point of reception of immigrants in the United States. On the neighboring island of Liberty (Liberty Island) is the Statue of Liberty.
33) John F. Kennedy International Airport
34) Lower Manhattan
35) New York Public Library
36) Lincoln Center – center of musical culture in New York. In the foreground is the Metropolitan Opera
37-38) Guggenheim Museum (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum) – a large collection of modern art.
39) The Metropolitan Museum of Art – one of the largest art museums in the world
40-41) Office buildings around Foley Square in downtown Manhattan.
42) St. Patrick’s Cathedral
43-44) Queensboro Bridge and the Roosevelt Island
45) Radio City Music Hall – a prestigious concert hall in the center of town, where, in particular, performed the ceremony MTV Video Music Awards
49-50) Brynt Park and Chrysler Building in the background
51) Stylized Empire State Building retro-eatery Empire Diner in Manhattan, seen in many Hollywood films.
52) Bronze bull on Wall Street
53) The World Financial Center
54) Washington Square Park
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Tagged empire state building, grand central terminal, manhattan bridges, ricardo silveira, tallest building in new york, woolworth building
August 3rd 1970 Dick Cavett talks to legends Janis Joplin and Gloria Swanson, actress Margot Kidder and football player Dave Meggyesy
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Tagged actress margot, dick cavett, Gloria Swanson, gloria swanson actress, Janis Joplin, margot kidder
“Castles Made Of Sand”
Down the street you can hear her scream “you’re a disgrace”
As she slams the door in his drunken face,
And now he stands outside and all the neighbours start to gossip and drool.
He cries “Oh girl, you must be mad,
What happened to the sweet love you and me had?”
Against the door he leans and starts a scene,
And his tears fall and burn the garden green.
And so castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually.
A little Indian brave who before he was ten, played war games in
the woods with his Indian friends, and he built a dream that when he
grew up, he would be a fearless warrior Indian Chief.
Many moons passed and more the dream grew strong, until tomorrow
He would sing his first war song,
And fight his first battle, but something went wrong,
Suprise attack killed him in his sleep that night
And so castles made of sand, melts into the sea eventually.
There was a young girl, whose heart was a frown,
Because she was crippled for life, and couldn’t speak a sound
And she wished and prayed she would stop living, so she decided to die.
She drew her wheel chair to the edge of the shore, and to her legs she smiled
“You won’t hurt me no more.”
But then a sight she’d never seen made her JUMP AND SAY
“Look, a golden winged ship is passing my way”
And it really didn’t have to stop…it just kept on going.
And so castles made of sand slips into the sea,
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Tagged castles made of sand, fearless warrior, indian brave, indian friends, many moons, sand fall
Jimi Hendrix being interviewed in England just seven days before his death .
September 11th 1970 .
Check out this playlist!
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Tagged amp, e check, Jimi Hendrix, playlist, seven days, YouTube
Lou Reed talking about Jimi Hendrix
for educational prposes.
Lou is a good guy ! 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDR4YC…
While doing interviews on pit road, Erin Andrews bumps into rapper, 50 cent, who shares an awkward kissing moment. Andrews seems preoccupied as 50 goes in for a smooch.
For more NASCAR news, check out: http://www.NASCAR.com
Learn about a new “superpower” that isn’t being taught in in 90% of US schools.
Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott.
One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss
A pioneer in industrial toxicology and the first female faculty member at Harvard University, Hamilton became an authority on lead poisoning and a worldwide specialist in occupational diseases. Her services as an authority on industrial conditions, ailments, and poisons were eagerly sought by government agencies, and her reports on substances such as lead and rubber resulted in improved safety standards in industrial workplaces across the US. Her name was once included in what unlikely list? More… Discuss
Posted in Educational, Environmental Health Causes, Health and Environment, IN THE SPOTLIGHT, Lead Toxicity, MEMORIES, PEOPLE AND PLACES HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, Uncategorized
Tagged alice hamilton, animal welfare groups, conditions ailments, female faculty member, industrial toxicology, industrial workplaces
The culture of Ireland has long been strongly influenced by the Roman Catholic Church, to which most of the country belongs. Thus, until 1997, the Republic of Ireland had no legal provision for divorce—and though many couples were living apart, they were not free to remarry other people. Once the divorce legislation was passed, the number of separated couples in Ireland did increase but not dramatically. Despite the position of the Church in Ireland, what pagan customs still persist there? More… Discuss
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Tagged culture of ireland, ireland culture, legal provision, pagan customs, republic of ireland, roman catholic church
For years, the media has reported on so-called cancer villages in China, but the Chinese government has never publicly acknowledged the existence of such villages until now. A recent report from the Chinese environment ministry cites exposure to toxic chemicals—many of which are banned in developed nations—as a causative factor in the emergence of cancer villages. The report does not elaborate on what constitutes such a village, but it is generally understood to be one in which cancer rates are disproportionately high, often as a result of industrial pollution. More… Discuss
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Tagged cancer rates, causative factor, chinese environment, developed nations, industrial pollution, toxic chemicals
In the mid-1600s, Archbishop James Ussher of Ireland calculated the date of Creation as 4004 BCE. For many modern-day Christians, the first time they encountered that date was in the pages of the Scofield Reference Bible. Written in 1909 and revised in 1917, the work contained the traditional King James Version of the Bible along with detailed commentary, a thematic cross-referencing system, and a chronological framework. The work promoted dispensationalism, which is a belief in what? More… Discuss
We keep reading about the dangers of pesticides, but we a re desensitized to the meaning of all the terminal medical conditions that we are opening ourselves to when we ear, breath and drink pesticides contaminated food: when toxicological terms (words) become the image of Cancer, and death, only then can one really appreciate the “term”
future in a jam, Hopes in a jar: Way to live!
Fotografii cu obiective turistice din Romania (cetati, pesteri, biserici, manastiri, etc.). Toate imaginile sunt preluate de pehttp://www.fotoromania.net. In film apar:
– Cimitirul vesel din Sapanta, judetul Maramures
– Coloanele de bazalt de la Racos, judetul Brasov
– Pestera Ursilor, judetul Bihor
– Memorialul victimelor comunismului de la Sighet, judetul Maramures
– Biserica Domneasca din Curtea de Arges, judetul Arges
– Poiana Narciselor de la Vad, judetul Brasov
– Transalpina (DN67C), Muntii Parang
– Piata Sfatului din Brasov, judetul Brasov
– Pestera Muierilor, judetul Gorj
– Manastirea Barsana, judetul Maramures
– Cetatea taraneasca din Jimbor, judetul Brasov
– Muntii Piatra Craiului
– Turnul Alb din Brasov, judetul Brasov
– Schitul Ostrov din Calimanesti, judetul Valcea
– Biserica fortificata din Cisnadioara, judetul Sibiu
– Fortificatiile Brasovului, judetul Brasov
– Manastirea Cozia, judetul Valcea
– Biserica Neagra din Brasov, judetul Brasov
– Manastirea Horezu, judetul Valcea
– Cetatea Taraneasca din Rasnov, judetul Brasov
– Biserica domneasca si Turnul Chindiei din Targoviste, judetul Dambovita
– Vulcanii noroiosi din Berca, judetul Buzau
With the music of George Enescu: The Rumanian Rhapsody Op. 11/1
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In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.
Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)Discuss
Remembered today as the co-creator of corn flakes, Kellogg was a physician and food reformer. He founded a sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan, based on the principles of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in conjunction with his own eccentric ideas about health. He and his brother invented a flaked breakfast cereal for patients, but a feud developed between the two over flake recipes and business rights. At the end of his life, he sent his brother an apology, but it was not received in time—why? More… Discuss
More than 100 people were killed and thousands more left injured or homeless when a dam in West Virginia‘s rural Buffalo Creek Valley gave way. It had been built out of sediment left over from coal mining and collapsed after a heavy rainfall, sweeping away two more dams in its path. The collapse unleashed approximately 130 million gallons of black waste water onto the residents of the valley below. A study done 17 years later found that residents still suffered what lasting psychological effect? More… Discuss
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Tagged bob gates, buffalo creek disaster, buffalo creek flood, miracle baby, wvgazette
People who eat a Mediterranean diet have been shown to have healthier hearts, but previous research has not ruled out lifestyle and other factors as the cause for this. The results of a new study, however, lend credence to the notion that the diet itself is responsible for reducing heart disease and stroke risk. Researchers randomly assigned participants, all of whom had diabetes or other cardiovascular risk factors, to one of three diet groups and found that those asked to follow a Mediterranean diet were nearly a third less likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those on a control diet emphasizing low-fat dairy products, grains, fruits, and vegetables. More… Discuss
Posted in Educational, Fitness, running, biking, outdoors, FOOD AND HEALTH, Health and Environment, PEOPLE AND PLACES HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, Uncategorized
Tagged cardiovascular risk factors, control diet, diet groups, fruits and vegetables, mediterranean diet, stroke risk
Jet packs began to appear in science fiction long before science made them a reality. Toward the end of WWII, scientists began working seriously to develop a wearable propulsion device that would enable a single user to fly. Now a reality, jet packs are prohibitively expensive and difficult to control. Because jet pack flights are brief, most do not achieve the minimum altitude necessary to deploy a parachute in the event of a breakdown. What is currently the only practical use for jet packs? More… Discuss
Rodrigo Y Gabriela Live in Amsterdam (29-11-2008) Part 11/13
Stairway to Heaven