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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 23,323
    Red Hot Chili Peppers support Sea Shepard Conservation Society.
    Thank you, guys!
     
    The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
    -Anne Lamott
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 7,483
    Although this family lost their house to fire, it could have been so much worse, if not for the actions of these two young men, who rescued their toddler brother, got their grandmother out, tried to extinguish the fire and even remembered to alert the tenants downstairs. 

    http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-teens-get-young-brother-grandmother-out-of-burning-house-1.23206312
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 23,323
    I've been checking in on David Byrne's very cool web site, "Reasons to Be Cheerful" lately and really though this was cool:

    How Mexico City Became a Leader in Parking Reform

    “The right to have access to every building in the city by private motorcar in an age when everyone possesses such a vehicle is the right to destroy the city.” -Lewis Mumford (1957)

    In February 2017, the Mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Ángel Mancera, made a major announcement—the city would prioritize parking reform. This announcement was the first of several from the city, culminating in the implementation of a major, progressive policy change  enacted on July 11th, 2017.


    Good article- more at link.

    https://www.reasonstobecheerful.world/article/2018/4/4/less-parking-more-city-mexico-city


    The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
    -Anne Lamott
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.



  • KatKat There's a lot to be said for nowhere.Posts: 3,331
    "Well, as far as I know, music makes people happy. I know it makes me happy." -- Fats Domino
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 23,323
    Kat said:
    LOL, too funny!  :smiley:
    The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
    -Anne Lamott
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.



  • KatKat There's a lot to be said for nowhere.Posts: 3,331
    Good news to me. Media should spread this story about George Takei even more than the original allegations. Sulu didn't do it. :)
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/george-takei-accuser-walks-back-story-of-drugging-and-sexual-assault_us_5b0816a9e4b0802d69caa3f8


    "Well, as far as I know, music makes people happy. I know it makes me happy." -- Fats Domino
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 23,323
    Kat said:
    Good news to me. Media should spread this story about George Takei even more than the original allegations. Sulu didn't do it. :)
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/george-takei-accuser-walks-back-story-of-drugging-and-sexual-assault_us_5b0816a9e4b0802d69caa3f8


    I follow G.T. of Facebook and am a big fan and can't imagine him doing the things he was accused of.  I'm glad the accuser is backing off from some of the things he said! 
    The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
    -Anne Lamott
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.



  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,414
    Not only is this feat good news it's really outstanding news and so good for him.

    I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

    Mamoudou Gassama: Mali 'Spiderman' to be made French citizen - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44275776

    Peace
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 40,654
    g under p said:
    Not only is this feat good news it's really outstanding news and so good for him.

    I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

    Mamoudou Gassama: Mali 'Spiderman' to be made French citizen - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44275776

    Peace
    Yeah, this story is great! I think Macron's response is also great, and I am impressed by how quickly and with what ease he actually responded and met with the guy.. Less than 48 hours. And I'm working hard to dismiss the obvious questions about what those two on the next balcony were doing, lol. Well, at least the guy helped the toddler hang on to the railing? :whistle:
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 9,325
    PJ_Soul said:
    g under p said:
    Not only is this feat good news it's really outstanding news and so good for him.

    I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

    Mamoudou Gassama: Mali 'Spiderman' to be made French citizen - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44275776

    Peace
    Yeah, this story is great! I think Macron's response is also great, and I am impressed by how quickly and with what ease he actually responded and met with the guy.. Less than 48 hours. And I'm working hard to dismiss the obvious questions about what those two on the next balcony were doing, lol. Well, at least the guy helped the toddler hang on to the railing? :whistle:
    Awesome story. Dude scaled those balconies like a champ.  Trying to kee it positive so won’t mention anything about the father.


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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 7,483
    There was no other appropriate thread to post this but I thought others might enjoy it, too. A really interesting article about a weird race called the Dipsea. Look for the part about who has run it in the past ;)

    Dipsea: A Trail Race Where ‘You’re Either the Hunter or the Hunted’   https://nyti.ms/2HLIeKZ
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 40,654
    edited June 13
    There was no other appropriate thread to post this but I thought others might enjoy it, too. A really interesting article about a weird race called the Dipsea. Look for the part about who has run it in the past ;)

    Dipsea: A Trail Race Where ‘You’re Either the Hunter or the Hunted’   https://nyti.ms/2HLIeKZ
    Awesome - I want to see a documentary on this race. Speaking of which, there is an amazing documentary about that Barkley Marathon, which also has some crazy rules and is no normal race - I highly recommend the film! It's called The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats Its Young (2014). Nobody even managed to finish it this year, which isn't uncommon!
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 23,323
    Ahh, Muir Woods.  We used to go there when I was a kid.  Oftentimes the place would be all but deserted and so still and quiet except for an occasional song bird and the breeze blowing through the tops of the redwoods.  Now days you need a reservation to even get into the place.   Kind of sad, really.
    The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
    -Anne Lamott
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.



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