Monday, February 8, 2016

Clímaco preocupado por el medio ambiente

Dry Cracking Riverbed
"Clímaco Niño se despierta temprano con el sonido del televisor que funge de despertador, ese antipático artefacto que obliga a dejar la cómoda tibieza de la cama para enfrentar la temperatura polar con la que amanece la ciudad últimamente. Aunque no apaga el televisor, Clímaco prende la radio para informarse, indignarse junto al periodista de turno y lamentar los incendios forestales que anuncia la radio por todo el país."
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person?

The Thinker by Rodin. Photo by Xomiele
"For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another break-up and in despair about her future, she felt as if she’d failed at it all, and she was tired of it. On 6 June 2007 Debbie Hampton, of Greensboro, North Carolina, took an overdose of more than 90 pills – a combination of ten different prescription drugs, some of which she’d stolen from a neighbour’s bedside cabinet. That afternoon, she’d written a note on her computer: “I’ve screwed up this life so bad that there is no place here for me and nothing I can contribute.” Then, in tears, she went upstairs, sat on her bed, swallowed her pills with some cheap Shiraz and put on a Dido CD to listen to as she died. As she lay down, she felt triumphant."
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Sunday, October 4, 2015

10 Creepy Houses In Arizona That Could Be Haunted

The Lindemann House aka Grandma's House
"Decay draws people in. There seems to be something enticing about being witness to something that nature reclaims, no matter how slow, and imagining the life that once inhabited it. On the flip side, however, there’s also the potential danger of the building collapsing mid-exploration or even a spooky encounter. That’s probably why people are so intrigued and driven to visit abandoned buildings at the risk of a trespassing charge.
If you would rather look than enter one of these old, creepy places, check out our list of houses that look like they could be haunted. Hopefully, it can also start getting you in the Halloween mood."
The house mentioned in this article is The Lindemann House aka Grandma's House. An historic spot in Southside Flagstaff, Arizona. There is an effort underway to save and restore the property.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

The Question Concerning Genocide

Stop Native Genocide. End All Borders.
"Cultural genocide — that’s what a Canadian commission ruled that country’s former practice of forcibly removing First Nations children from their family homes.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada spent six years investigating Canada’s residential schools for native children. In the late 19th into the 20th century, Canadian officials would take First Nations children from their homes and send them to boarding schools meant to help them assimilate into white Canadian culture.
Over the course of their history, the schools saw 150-thousand children of native background walk through their doors. At the boarding schools students were stripped of their native culture; many also were subjected to various kinds of abuse. Native families and communities are still working to come to terms with the legacy of forcible removal."
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pays-Bas : la traque aux trafiquants de livres sur Google Play a commencé

Skull and Crossbones by Xomiele
"La fondation BREIN (Bescherming Rechten Entertainment Industrie Nederland), association commerciale représentant les intérêts des ayants droit, principalement des secteurs musicaux et cinématographiques, a dressé un bilan à la mi-2015. Elle annonce ainsi la fermeture des accès à quelque 128 sites de partage illégal, des injonctions contre des diffuseurs de livres numériques, dont une via Facebook, ainsi que le début d'une chasse aux contrefacteurs sur Google Play Books."
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Do Dogs React to Being Laughed At?

Photograph of a Queensland Heeler mixed breed dog with heterochromia
Dog with a Sad Face

Marley had jumped up on our bed, as he is allowed to do, but the rule is that he has to get down if he is asked to do so. On this particular night, he seemed exhausted and eager to go to bed. Once ensconced in his favorite spot, he avoided eye contact with all of us. Wherever our faces were, he was looking the other way. I proposed the idea that perhaps he was trying to avoid being told to get down off the bed, in an “If I can’t see you, you can’t see me” kind of way. This was pure guesswork, but the rest of my family thought it was funny because it really seemed to fit.
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Six More Ways You Can Tell You're a Travel Junkie

Money, keys, passport, tickets and Argentina maps and travel guide
Argentina Travel
Do you feel most at home when you’re in a strange city with people you’ve hardly met? Would you rather wander an unknown street in an unknown town hunting for a restaurant than sit down at your kitchen table? Do you sometimes feel confused and disoriented by your whereabouts when you wake up in your own bed?
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ordinary Moments

Graffiti on a wall reading Commute Work, Commute Sleep....
Commute Work, Commute, Sleep... Photograph by Xomiele
"Commute, work, commute, sleep. Life can seem very ordinary sometimes. But if you live a life centred on the gospel, every moment of every day and every situation in those moments has the potential to be a holy moment. Monday morning at work or Thursday night at the gym have the potential to be gospel moments that need us to be ready because even seemingly little things can have huge ramifications."

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Good roads come from good government

Good roads come from good government. Photo by Xomiele.
Route 66, America’s “mother road,” was built in large part by the federal government. This includes funding going back to the Federal Aid Road Act of 1916 and the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1921. In the 1930s, Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt put thousands of unemployed young men to work completing Route 66. Likewise, America’s Interstate Highway System was constructed pursuant to the 1956 National Interstate and Defense Highways Act envisioned and signed by Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower. All of this federal highway construction has brought about tremendous benefits for Americans, from commercial to recreational, and it could not have been done without politicians from all sides participating in Good Government for patriotic reasons.
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Unstoppable Tide of Child Migrants to the US

Unstoppable Tide of Child Migrants to the US. Photo by Xomiele.
In the first five months of 2014 more than 47,000 unaccompanied minors were detained whilst trying to enter the US illegally. The influx has posed a political as well as humanitarian problem for Obama administration. Eager to score political points, Republicans claim that the current crisis is the result of the Obama administration’s lax policy migration, and particularly the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
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Friday, July 25, 2014

United States-Mexico Zombie Border Issues

United States-Mexico Zombie Border Issues
Murrieta, CA – Protestors have lined the back roads outside a secluded dilapidated home bordering a favorite campsite close to Mexico. A “concerned citizen,” weeks earlier, notified local Pinal County Sheriff Richard Grimes, who quickly called a press conference. Sheriff Grimes stated, “There have been numerous reports of zombies along and around the Mexican border, most likely trying to get into America.”
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

And now let this be on your conscience…add it to the tab

And now let this be on your conscience…add it to the tab. Photo by Xomiele.
Slaves forced to work for no pay for years at a time under threat of extreme violence are being used in Asia in the production of seafood sold by major US, British and other European retailers, the Guardian can reveal. A six-month investigation has established that large numbers of men bought and sold like animals and held against their will on fishing boats off Thailand are integral to the production of prawns (commonly called shrimp in the US) sold in leading supermarkets around the world, including the top four global retailers: Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wherever You Are – Be All There

A couple sits across from each other at a restaurant, each looking at their phones
You Can Never Text Me Your Love. Photograph by Xomiele
"Our family has been out to dinner before and observed people sitting at the same table for dinner and not communicating with each other. All heads are down as everyone texts someone else who isn’t there. As a culture we seem to be having a love affair with our devises only offering the tops of our heads to the people we are actually with. This phenomenon isn’t limited to texting and social media. Anytime we’re not engaged with the people we’re with for any reason, we’re not all there. I believe it’s killing our relationships and our social skills. Being all there is critical to healthy relationships at work and home..."
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Monday, June 2, 2014

Phoenix Artist Lisa Albinger: 100 Creatives

Phoenix Artist Lisa Albinger: 100 Creatives. Photo by Xomiele.
Forget going international, Lisa Albinger's going intergalactic. Well, sort of. The artist's work combines collage and painting, and you might've recently spotted it at R. Pela Contemporary Art or Mesa Contemporary Arts. But on Friday, June 6, 20 of her pieces will be presented inside Dorrance Planetarium at Arizona Science Center. Albinger's works will be animated and projected on the dome ceiling of the planetarium as part of the event, "Art 360." The free First Friday must-see will be presented as part of the Science Center's Adult's Night Out and also will include a few of Albinger's paintings on display.
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Sunday, June 1, 2014

“Do you have anything to declare?” Here are 15 things banned in certain countries

“Do you have anything to declare?” Here are 15 things banned in certain countries
"Does your country have everything you need? If it doesn’t, usually the internet can provide for you. But in some specific cases, there are certain products or contraband that just aren’t allowed in a particular country. Here’s a list of 15 things that are currently not allowed, or weren’t allowed at some point! It doesn’t seem that out of place that some things are banned in certain countries. Governments are free to ban whatever they feel is necessary to protect their citizens. If the citizens don’t like it, that’s what elections and revolutions are for! If any of the following banned items are your passion, just be happy you don’t live in the following countries!"
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Poll: Would You Pay for a Super-Premium Music Service?

Close up photograph of a gas pump with prices in pesos and labels in Spanish
Gas Pump. Photograph by Xomiele
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry released its annual global recorded music revenue report this week. Unlike the previous report, this one saw a decline in overall recorded music revenue by 3.9 percent, to $15 billion — mostly due to shrinking revenues in Japan that we totally saw coming. Over a billion of that was due to the growth of on-demand music subscription services such as Deezer, Google Play All Access, Muve, Rdio, Rhapsody, and Spotify. Some people still mistakenly believe these services to be “cannibalizing” digital and physical sales, which is silly, because that is exactly what they are supposed to do. If artists, labels, publishers, and songwriters were paid every time someone played a song on a computer or smartphone, the recorded music industry would be bigger than ever.
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