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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Ebola patient Nancy Writebol transported into Emory Hospital

Ebola patient Nancy Writebol transported into Emory Hospital


Ebola patient Nancy Writebol transported into Emory Hospital

Posted: 05 Aug 2014 10:27 AM PDT

While at lunch from my job at Emory University, I witnessed Nancy Writebol, the second American Ebola patient, being transported into Emory University Hospital via ambulance and multiple cars/police escort around 1pm.

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Pont du Gard on the Gardon River

Posted: 05 Aug 2014 05:37 AM PDT

The Roman aqueduct from the 1st century AD that straddles the Gardon is a majestic work of engineering and a reminder of the long history of human activity around the river.

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THE MISSING CHIBOK

Posted: 05 Aug 2014 12:42 AM PDT

DAY 112...

100+ DAYS...Since Over 200 Chibok School Girls Were Abducted From Their School Hostel By Boko Haram Terrorists and Are Still Being Held As Captives.

#BringBackOurGirls

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Palestine supporters arrested after protesting outside Israeli Consulate in San Francisco

Posted: 04 Aug 2014 09:01 PM PDT

Approximately 30 Palestine supporters protested outside the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Protesters spilled onto the streets and blocked traffic on both lanes. SFPD warned them many times to move back to the sidewalk. Six protesters were arrested for civil disobedience.

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Pictures from Vans US Open of Surfing finals

Posted: 04 Aug 2014 12:00 PM PDT

We caught the finals for the women and men's surfing competition on the last day of the Vans US Open of Surfing where the world's best surfers compete in the largest surf competition in the world in Surf City USA, Huntington Beach, CA.

One thing we did notice, how boring this competition was compared to previous years. The winning surfer in each event nailed the first wave and then sat on their board for the rest of that heat. At one point we saw 2 rides in 22 minutes of a 35 minute heat.

When Oldecam was surfing in the 1950s the object was to get as many rides as possible, not to wait for the best wave. Obviously the strategies have changed to waiting for hopefully the one best wave. It is no longer surfing, but simply a business which is surf when you have to and wait for the best wave which is disappointing to the fans who really just want to see great surfing and don't want to just see people sitting on their boards.

When there was surfing it was exciting.

In conclusion, when business when gets in the way of the sport, the sport suffers and the fans always lose the most.

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Costa Rican Birds

Posted: 04 Aug 2014 11:05 AM PDT

In 2012 we went to Costa Rica for the first time. Being city people, we were delighted by the variety of birds birds.

Toucans visited during breakfast at the Lost Iguana, and a parrot greeted us at the Arenal hanging bridges.

Birds were everywhere to be seen and heard!

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Beautiful Cape May Point Lighthouse

Posted: 03 Aug 2014 03:31 PM PDT

My family and I were enjoying a weekend in the historic town of Cape May, NJ a few weeks ago. We climbed to the top of the working lighthouse and learned more about its history in the process. Wonderful day to visit -- beautiful views from above and below! Worth the time to climb to the top.

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West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

Posted: 03 Aug 2014 12:25 PM PDT

The West Quoddy Head Lighthouse is located in the easternmost point of land in the United States near the town of Lubec, Maine. Originally built with a wooden tower in 1808, the current brick tower was constructed in 1857. The lighthouse was automated in 1988 and continues to be a working lighthouse.

West Quoddy was one of 18 lighthouses photographed on a Maine and New Brunswick, Canada lighthouse and lobster eating roadtrip in 2013. Visit my blog of that trip at http://classicnikonf.tumblr.com/ to see more lighthouses.

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A “Delightful” Experience

Posted: 03 Aug 2014 09:13 AM PDT

They do look tempting but wait until you tasted one. These yummy Turkish Delight comes in a wide variety of flavors/colors: from fruity ones like pomegranate to nutty pistachio and chocolate coated ones. The list is endless. These treats are available in almost every store/stops in Istanbul so make sure to grab a box for you to take home and enjoy!

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