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Mojito recipe More comments Mojito posted by feener @ 07:42PM, 4/27/06 Great summertime drink. What is a Wiki War? Essentially a wiki war is an ‘edit war’ that occurs on Wikipedia. It happens when editors disagree on article content. The ‘war’ is when many points of view engage in three dimensional chess strategies with each other using Wikipedia policies or admin support to block editing permissions to those with opposing viewpoints, or how veteran Wikipedia contributor David Gerard puts it – “battles to the death for insanely low stakes”. It can be a seriously nasty business, and I’m skeptical that the stakes are so small. The general public is not aware what serious business it can be, because these activities are ‘buried out in the open’ in WikiMedia’s software system. Wikipedia is horribly complex and horribly time consuming.

Radio Free Asia Press Room | About | Contact Cambodia Opposition Deputy Leader Vows Party ‘Won’t Betray the People’ Kem Sokha says the CNRP will stand firm in negotiations with the ruling party. Latest Headlines 10.0° in Beijing at Galway Advertiser - Local News, Sports, Entertainment, Community Events, Free Weekly Newspaper GALWAY ADVERTISER, April 10, 2014 Leisureland swimming pool will remain closed to the public until October or November, meaning Galway’s summing clubs are set for another nine months of having to suspend classes. Despite previous hopes that the Salthill facility would re-open in September, the works needed in both the pool and changing rooms mean it will be at least October before it can be re-opened. However swimming clubs fear the delay may extend until the start of 2015. Galway Advertiser, April 10, 2014. A STORY of love, beauty, chicken-chasing, daisy chains, cat-killing, French singing, dress-wearing, en-suite bathrooms, and the day at the pond.

Forgotten treasures Years of Burmese isolation have left Rangoon with streets of perfectly preserved colonial buildings, but just as the tourists begin to return, the city’s rich architectural heritage is coming under threat In March 1889, on his way from Calcutta to San Francisco, Rudyard Kipling spent his one and only evening in Rangoon at the Pegu Club, then the exclusive haunt of British high officials and army men. He was served mutton and regaled with tales of war (“See that man over there. He was cut over the head the other day at Zoungloung-Goo!”). From what he heard that evening, Kipling would write his poem “Mandalay”. The Pegu Club has not existed for nearly half a century but its buildings are still there, derelict and now in danger of demolition.

Charlie Hebdo investigator took own life hours after attack: report The Associated Press, Paris Wednesday, 14 January 2015 France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing Wednesday that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses since terror attacks left 20 dead in Paris last week, including three gunmen. The order came as Charlie Hebdo’s defiant new issue sold out before dawn around Paris, with scuffles at kiosks over dwindling copies of the satirical newspaper that fronted the Prophet Muhammad anew on its cover. France has been tightening security and searching for accomplices since the terror attacks began, but none of the 54 people have been linked to the attacks. That’s raising questions about whether President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government is impinging on the very freedom of speech that it so vigorously defends when it comes to Charlie Hebdo.

Munster Express Online ‘Strong city voice needed on new Council’ Independent councillor in the Waterford City South area Sean Reinhardt launched his Local Election campaign at the Granville Hotel last week. The Lisduggan resident, who replaced TD John Halligan on the Council in 2011, has been a community activist for 30 years and, during that time, has been involved in some key initiatives in Waterford, including [...] T&H’s to be auctioned on March 6th Sherry FitzGerald John Rohan is overseeing the sale by public auction on Thursday, March 6th (at 12 noon) of well-known city hostelry T&H Doolan’s, which recently closed its doors, thus ending a centuries-long level of service on George’s Street.

Mark Smith in Thazi, Burma In an almost unknown country, on an obscure branch line, I had one of the most satisfying train journeys ever. I left the comforts of Rangoon's Strand Hotel - a Burmese Raffles but without the tourist masses - and a bouncing, bucking 50mph "Express" sped me up-country on the railroad to Mandalay. Three hours short of Burma's second city, I alighted at the junction town of Thazi. A station and some dusty streets were all it seemed to offer. But at 8am next day it revealed a hidden gem: the slow train from Thazi, a day-long meander through the hills to Shwenyaung, the railhead for beautiful Inle Lake. I settled back in my stained and battered armchair and the train set off hesitantly, finding a pace around 15mph.

About - Serial On January 13, 1999, a girl named Hae Min Lee, a senior at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County, Maryland, disappeared. A month later, her body turned up in a city park. She'd been strangled. Her 17-year-old ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was arrested for the crime, and within a year, he was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. The case against him was largely based on the story of one witness, Adnan’s friend Jay, who testified that he helped Adnan bury Hae's body.

GRA head: Gardaí need more resources to counter dissidents GARDAÍ are not as well equipped to deal with the threat from dissident republicans as their counterparts in the North, according to the president of the organisation which represents the 11,500 rank and file members of the force. Garda Representative Association (GRA) president Damien McCarthy told Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan that frontline members of the force weren’t adequately equipped to counter the threat from dissidents and drug gangs. “They are organised criminal gangs building resources when ours are being reduced. While our colleagues north of the border (PSNI) have received nearly €300 million in additional funding to counter this rising threat, the Garda budget is reduced,” the GRA president said.

Everest Base Camp Trek This article is an itinerary. See Qomolangma for routes to the Tibetan Everest Base Camp on the north side. A view of Mount Everest from the Tibetan base camp Everest Base Camp Trek is a famous challenging trek in Khumbu, Nepal. For information on preparing for this trek, including when to go, what to bring, what permits are required, and safety precautions including altitude sickness, and water contamination, see Trekking in Nepal. Understand[edit] Conspiracy Theorist conspiracy theorist » Bush and His Aides Made 935 False Statements about Iraq In the 2 Years After 9/11 Given the Republican obsession with Benghazi talking points, it’s time for a very specific flashback. In 2008, two non partisan groups released a study that determined that President Bush and his top aides made

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