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Qlock - World Clock. Top Five Regrets of The Dying. For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. 1. This was the most common regret of all. It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. 2. This came from every male patient that I nursed.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. 3. Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. We cannot control the reactions of others. 4. It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. 5. I Love Coffee - - A blog for coffee lovers. Stamford: Auctioneers and Valuers of Antiques, Fine Art and Collectables | Sale Dates.

Catalogues when available can be viewed on: and are also available - - - Subscribe to our free mailing list to receive regular communications straight to your inbox regarding future sales, online catalogues and sale results. Open the Mailing List & Enquiries Tab in the top right corner of this page, enter your email address, and click Submit. Two Day Fine Art and Antiques Sales Held every six weeks with regular specialist sections including Asian Art, Clocks, Books & Printed Ephemera, Militaria, Ethnographic, Musical Instruments, Toys & Models, Scientific Instruments, Vintage Wine & Spirits.

Fully illustrated online catalogues are available 10 days prior to sale. Printed catalogues are available on viewing days and via our Catalogue Subscriptions service at the following rates: Viewing prior to sale: Wednesday: 10am - 5pm Thursday: 10am - 5pm from 9am on Friday and Saturday sale days. Best fishing knots and rope knots. DoubleQuicktime - Largest marketplace using referrals to buy and sell. GLEAMING THIS TREE 1. Beyond the Third Wave: Contemporary Issues. FREEBIES. Discount/free. Product Testing Sites. LED Data(2) 25 Gordon Ramsay Videos That Will Teach You How To Cook. America's Top-Rated Burgers at M ark this as an historic moment: Never before in the history of burger reviewing has such an esteemed group of food writers been gathered to reveal their favorite hamburger joints.

Epicurious asked renowned restaurant critics from around the country to identify their local hamburger heaven and describe the beef, buns, condiments, and toppings. Some combinations are classically simple (ground chuck on a bun) while others get fancy (want Kobe beef with that?). Buns range from sesame-seed to kaiser roll to rosemary-scented focaccia (nice idea, San Francisco!).

Toppings are all over the map, too: There's Gruyère cheese and Kraft American, garlic aïoli and regular mayo, grilled onions and pickle chips, Bacon Bits, horseradish, and, of course, burger's best friend, ketchup. We made sure to cover the map: Miami, Washington, DC, Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Santa Fe, and New Orleans. More Restaurant Guides: And the rest. Arthritis Foundation. Arthritis Insight. Beer Making. Crawling Out of the Muck. Debit Credit Banking. Dogs. "Dream Good": Woody Guthrie's New Year's Resolution List, 1942. By Maria Popova How to keep the hope machine running, or what socks have to do with self-actualization and belonging. As a lover and maker of lists, I often agree with Umberto Eco that “the list is the origin of culture.” But, more than that, it can also be a priceless map of personal aspiration, as is the case of the kinds of lists we make this time of year — resolution lists.

This particular one, penned by the great Woody Guthrie in 1942 at the tender-but-just-wise-enough age of 30, is an absolute gem of humor, earnestness, and pure humanity. 1. Thank you, Woody, for a timeless list that still speaks to us all — yes, by all means, let’s read lots of good books, keep hoping and dreaming, make up our minds, and love everybody. Via Boing Boing Donating = Loving Bringing you (ad-free) Brain Pickings takes hundreds of hours each month. You can also become a one-time patron with a single donation in any amount: Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter. Share on Tumblr. Explaining Your Pain. Free and Cheap. From Defense to Desperation, Why There Is a Hidden World of Underground Cities. Derinkuyu Underground City in Cappadocia, Turkey (photograph by Nevit Dilmen/Wikimedia) The history of underground cities is a complex and meandering one, ranging from the Ancient Era in the Middle East and Europe to those sunk during the height of Cold War paranoia, such as the bunker complexes of Cheyenne Mountain or Beijing's Underground City.

There are also more recent underground cities, some of which are simply underground shopping centers or networks of tunneled roads, like those in Vancouver and Tokyo, as well as others which will begin to be built only in the future, due to the constraints of small islands and the opportunities for vast wealth, which are being considered in Singapore and in Hong Kong. Now, we're not talking about mole people (or even their modern namesakes).

The primary reason for digging underground cities in the ancient world was for protection, as the spaces could be closed by rolling heavy boulders across the entrances. Chandelier made of salt, from St. General Digital Collections. Good enough. Hdw submarine. Homemade Workbenches. How the NSA is tracking people right now. Infotopia. Ipl2: Information You Can Trust. Italian Recipes | Yummly. Kelley Blue Book. Magic. Make Money - Sites. Mean things people do to each other. Misc world politics.

Movement refuted by climate-report? No, not at all! | Degrowth 2014. By Christiane Kliemann Right before the recent UN climate change summit and shortly after the Leipzig Degrowth-Conference, international media, governments and the United Nations enthusiastically welcomed a new report entitled “Better Growth, Better Climate” and trumpeted its central message around the globe: that economic growth and tackling climate change can go hand in hand. While the report, released by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, is supposed to drive climate-action by world leaders, business executives and investors, critical scientists fear that its central message will open the door for business-as-usual approaches and play down the urgency of immediate and far-reaching action. Accordingly, University of Melbourne´s Samuel Alexander points out that “while the report has some merit insofar as it highlights the importance of energy efficiency, pricing carbon, investing in renewable energy, it fails miserably to justify its core conclusion.”

NOBODY Wins Big!!! Real clear election results(image by Michael Collins) In the perpetual democracy pageant that takes place in Washington, DC, the representatives, including the president, are all minority representatives. The people have spoken. Their preference is clear. By an overwhelming majority, the favorite candidate of the American public is NOBODY. But, wait, that makes no sense. There were election contests all over the country including elections for the House of Representatives in every state. Like unemployment, banking, and other critical data coming from the government(s), turnout isn't really turnout. Here are the real turnout numbers: Only 36.6% of eligible voters (real turnout) bothered to vote.Six states had real turnout between 50% and 60%Eighteen states had turnout between 40% and 49%Twenty one states were between 30% and 39%Six states had turnout below 30% Michael McDonald, U.S.

Let's look at the turnout winners and losers, the highest and lowest in real turn out. NOBODY Wins Big! NSA pays tech companies millions to engineer backdoors into encryption protocols. (NaturalNews) There is a saying that says, when it comes to government, they've got you coming and going. No truer words are spoken when the subject comes to serial invasions of your privacy. Not only is the National Security Agency monitoring your every electronic communication, but the agency is paying your tech company and Internet service provider to hack you as well. According to Britain's The Guardian newspaper, which broke the story of massive NSA spying earlier this year: U.S. and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward Snowden.

If need be, the use of 'brute force' to break encryption In other words, those little privacy spiels that social media and tech companies put on their sites to "assure you" that your privacy is "guaranteed" - are lies. Politics. Projects. Science! Six banks fined more than $4.3 billion in currency probe - Nov. 12, 2014. HONG KONG (CNNMoney) Citibank (C), HSBC (HSBC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), RBS (RBS)and UBS (UBS) will collectively pay $1.4 billion to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and about £1.1 billion ($1.75 billion) to the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority. UBS will also make a payment in Switzerland. The fines are the largest ever imposed by the British regulator, which said it will continue to investigate potential wrongdoing at Barclays (BCS).

In addition, the U.S. Some $5 trillion is traded in the global currency market each day, much of it in London. "The market only works if people have confidence that the process of setting these benchmarks is fair, not corrupted by manipulation by some of the biggest banks in the world," said Aitan Goelman, the CFTC's director of enforcement. Between 2008 and 2013, lax controls at the banks allowed traders to share confidential information and collude with their counterparts at other institutions in an effort to fix rates and increase profits.

Speculations. Stately Sandwiches - StumbleUpon. Surveillance. The Calendar & the Cloister: Oxford - St. John's College MS 17. Site Map and Navigation Enlarge Image Help Home The Manuscript Background Essays The Project Search Home Help Description View Manuscript Codicology Glossary Bibliography Biographical Register Related Manuscripts Location and Dating Materials and Structure Scribes and Scripts Decoration The Fortunes of the Manuscript MS-17 as a Computus Manuscript Description Links Credits MS 17 folio 1v magnify Overview Transcriptions Commentaries Items on Folio 1.

This section of MS 17 contains the following: 1. Hart's analysis is rather more complex, and takes account of both the structure of the manuscript's gatherings, and of the fact that the front and back medical material are written in the same two-column, 41-line frame. And fol. 41r were used for medical prognosis. The Cities That Live Behind Walls. While you're in the area of Carcassonne, take a day trip 180 km east, you will find Aigues-Mortes, or as we can it "Carcassonne on the beach", a walled city rebuildt by Saint Louis in the 13th century, to become the only port in the mediterranean for the kingdom of France in this era, and the embarkation point for two crusades. SExpand It is also one of the first cities with a grid plan, making it look like a medieval New York, with it's streets and avenues crossing neatly. The Collective Evolution III: The Shift | Official Release 2014. The Liquid Nitrogen Tanks of New York. The Muck We Must Climb Out Of.

The Quietus. The truth about climate change? A recent article by Naomi Klein raises all kinds of disturbing questions. Things are so bad from the perspective of climate change, she claims, that climate scientists are beginning to sound alarm bells. This in itself speaks volumes. By temperament scientists prefer to search for truth whether in the lab or the field, not engage in propaganda wars - which have little to do with truth. In war, truth is always the first casualty. Global food production may be adversely affected by climate change and global warming in the near future, raising the specter of geopolitical chaos and genocidal wars over land and access to resources. Extreme weather threatens to worsen with unpredictable economic, social and political consequences for the long run. Such an analysis is frightening for obvious (and not so obvious) reasons. These Astronomical Clocks Were a Wonder of the Medieval World. Who has more access to your data than the Government?

Imagine that there was a corporation that had access to your internet activity, your phone records, even down to what snail mail post you receive and from what areas. Providing information for the likes of JP Morgan, administering Medicaid and insurance and information for the banking sector in general. Providing data mining information for the military industrial complex; BAE systems, Northrop Grumman, DuPont, EADS (The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V.), NASA, the U.S. Army, AT&T, and Monsanto. A business that previously owned one of four contractors for DHS in contingency planning; building installations and “FEMA” camps among other things, (along with KBR and FLUOR under the LOGCAP (Logistics Civil Augmentation Program) agreement).

Imagine a corporation that paid no taxes between 2008-2010, received tax credits from the US taxpayer of $305million in the same period that it made profits of $1.67 billion and spent $4.39 million on lobbying congress. Your phone bill..