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Retribution, a Will Parker Thriller by Anderson Harp

When the Cold War sputtered and came to a halt, espionage thriller writers found themselves scrambling for new plot lines. A few ignored the change and some began writing historical fiction, but many moved the spying from politics to corporate espionage. The problem was simple: a Russian and an American (or Brit) pretty much look the same; but modern conflicts pit westerners against Asian enemies and natives of the Middle East. It’s tough to write a part for Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise as an Arab or Persian without invoking plastic surgery. But then along came Bosnians and Chechens[...]

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Formula E’s Inaugural Race in Beijing Ends with a Bang.

The FIA’s inaugural Formula E race was held yesterday on a street circuit in the Chinese capital Beijing. While the Formula 1 purists may scoff at the idea of electric race-cars providing the same level of excitement as the real thing; 40-million people across the world tuned in to watch the first ever electric car race. The whole idea was only conceived in 2012. Two years from conception to the first race is short time indeed. For the initial season all teams have cars supplied by the same manufacturer, Spark Racing Technology. Dallara supplied the chassis’ and Williams F[...]

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Airbag Safety — How to Avoid Airbag Deployment Injuries

I’ve owned my car for 16 years. In that time, not once have the installed airbags deployed or otherwise made their presence felt. It’s been literally “out of sight, out of mind.” Yet, the threat of serious injury that could occur if my airbags ever did deploy makes that lack of awareness dangerous. Airbags save lives The airbags on all modern cars and trucks are housed behind panels marked SRS, which stands for Supplemental Restraint System (or Safety Restraint System). At a minimum a vehicle will have an SRS enclosure in the steering wheel, and behind a panel on[...]

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Knock, Knock. Who’s There? Your Car! And It’s Making Funny Noises!

As the owner of a vehicle, chances are pretty good you know that it is normal for your vehicle to make some noises when you turn the key. In some way, these noises are the personality of your vehicle. You need to learn how to recognize these normal noises, so you will also recognize a noise that is not normal. The question is: what do these different noises even mean? 1. Knock, Knock, Knock If it sounds like someone is knocking on your engine or your hood, you need to pull over and turn the vehicle off. Your vehicle[...]

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July 19 Sojourn at Rosario Hills Resort for a grand purpose

July 19, 2014 at about 10 am was a gloomy day, showering here and there, with the sun hidden in dark clouds as we listened at the TV and waited for developmental news about Henry, the typhoon expected to come and enter the Philippine area of responsibility to replace Glenda as it sailed towards the China sea after leaving in its wake 40 plus people dead and damaging billions worth of infrastructures, crops and property. At an instant without the necessary preliminaries, Tita barked with urgency, “Get ready! Get dressed! In a minute, Adan will pick us up in[...]

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Starting Your Elder Care Business

An elder care business is not just about caring for the patients needs of today, taking care of their home, or other minor items. You need to learn other aspects of the eldercare business to be ready. Currently there are over 36 million Americans over 65 years old. This number is expected to keep growing due to the quality of healthcare. This is a large segment of the total population of the United States. This portion of the population will most commonly desire more services as well as have more needs. The Business Side of Your Eldercare Business The[...]

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Tips for Successful Construction Marketing

While traditional forms of local marketing shouldn’t be ignored, you can’t afford to ignore the internet and the various ways it can improve construction marketing. When you have a strong website you can expect many benefit which include: ·         Improved credibility ·         stronger affiliations ·         a format to provide detailed information about the home renovation/construction services provided When it comes to online construction marketing, there are 4 must-haves every construction/renovation company needs to implement. Updated website When creating a website to help with your construction marketing you want to get it up and running quickly, but don’t hurry through[...]

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Welcome to Livermore Colorado

Welcome to Livermore, Colorado. This is a small town, the population is approximately 5,000 people. Although some residents choose to live in the actual town, most citizens prefer life in the country and the houses are spaced well apart, for every square mile there’s only about 3.9 people, ideal for anyone who enjoys privacy and space. The town, which was built in the mid 1800’s has done an excellent job preserving its history and many of the buildings are originals. The blend of old and new buildings, as well as the laid back nature of the citizens, make Livermore,[...]

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Making Money Online by Writing on HubPages

If you love to write and want to be able to earn money online doing it you should consider joining HubPages. HubPages is a site that lets people write, publish, and share hubs (aka articles) on any topic they choose, written in any style all the while earning passive income from them on a daily basis.    How Do You Earn On HubPages? There are different ways that you can earn on HubPages. These include Google AdSense, the HubPages Ad Program, the HubPages Amazon Program, Amazon Associates and eBay.  One way to earn money on HubPages is by joining Google AdSense.[...]

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Divorce One Leads to Another and One Enters the MMC

Recently my friend from America mentioned that she had gone in for a divorce and had thus become a member of the MMC, which stands for multiple marriages club. I was surprised at this terminology, which I had not heard earlier. It obviously means a woman or a man who has been married many times. The MMC is unique and I am told that once you have gone through the first divorce you are heading for membership of the MMC.The word MMC is an imaginary terminology and one will nit find it in any dictionary. My discussion with my[...]

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Formula E’s Inaugural Race in Beijing Ends with a Bang.

The FIA’s inaugural Formula E race was held yesterday on a street circuit in the Chinese capital Beijing. While the Formula 1 purists may scoff at the idea of electric race-cars providing the same level of excitement as the real thing; 40-million people across the world tuned in to watch the first ever electric car race. The whole idea was only conceived in 2012. Two years from conception to the first race is short time indeed. For the initial season all teams have cars supplied by the same manufacturer, Spark Racing Technology. Dallara supplied the chassis’ and Williams F[...]

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Game of Thrones Historical Inspirations: Robert Baratheon

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of my Game of Thrones historical inspirations. It was a spam comment on another one that got me thinking about it again. I needed to go back through the posts to remember where I left off. After the one on Robb Stark, I promised there would be one on Robert Baratheon. Well, here it is! I can see two Kings of England when I see Robert Baratheon on the screen. The first is Henry VIII, and I’m sure many people will see that too. But the second is Edward IV, at[...]

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Oscar Pistorius NOT a Murderer

In what many will view as the most sensible court judgement of the 21st century South African Judge Thokozile Masipa has cleared Oscar Pistorius of both premeditated and second-degree murder at Pretoria High Court.   In her summation, Judge Masipa told the packed courtroom that there were simply not enough pieces of hard evidence to justify the charges brought by the prosecution. This verdict was announced at the 180 minute mark in her summing up. She said that the case against the track star relied far too heavily on circumstantial evidence and that this meant the 29 year-old athlete[...]

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Game of Thrones Historical Inspirations: Robert Baratheon

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of my Game of Thrones historical inspirations. It was a spam comment on another one that got me thinking about it again. I needed to go back through the posts to remember where I left off. After the one on Robb Stark, I promised there would be one on Robert Baratheon. Well, here it is! I can see two Kings of England when I see Robert Baratheon on the screen. The first is Henry VIII, and I’m sure many people will see that too. But the second is Edward IV, at[...]

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The Battle of Flodden Field: Breaking the Perpetual Peace

On September 9, 1513, the Battle of Flodden Field took place. It was a poignant battle for the Scottish and English, and ended the Treaty of Perpetual Peace. It also led to a new Scottish king on the throne. The Treaty of Perpetual Peace: The Marriage of Margaret Tudor and James IV of Scotland Henry VII didn’t want any more wars. He had taken the crown from Richard III and married the York heiress, Elizabeth. He wanted to end the Wars of the Roses, and bring England back to financial stability. He was always known as a frugal king,[...]

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A Critical discussion of the Feast of the Holy Innocents

Jesus Christ is regarded as the founder of Christianity. As per mythology, he was the son of god. The original Christianity was the Catholic faith, meaning the pure. Later different sects like Protestants etc emerged, but the Catholic faith has remained the largest and most prevalent in the world. Before the birth of Jesus there was no Catholic faith. The Catholic faith spans an age of over 2000 years and has myriad festivals. One of the festivals is the Feast of Holy Innocents which is generally celebrated around 28/29 December every year. St Mathew and Herod the Great St.[...]

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Civil War Siege of Vicksburg Forces Civilians To Hide In Caves

The city of Vicksburg, Mississippi was a Southern fortress of the highest importance during the Civil War. Because the town was situated on a high bluff overlooking a bend in the Mississippi River, the army that possessed Vicksburg could control all traffic on the most important waterway on the continent. President Abraham Lincoln considered the capture of Vicksburg one of the Union’s highest priorities. He sent a formidable army under General Ulysses S. Grant to do the job. Grant was able to force the Confederate army of Lt. General John C. Pemberton into the confines of Vicksburg. Practically surrounded[...]

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Brave Frontier

What is Brave Frontier? Brave Frontier is a popular RPG app for mobile devices (Android | IOS). It’s a modern take on the classic RPG games that we used to enjoy. To put it simply, it’s more like Pokemon and Final Fantasy combined.  The thrill of capturing/summoning units makes it Pokemonish but to others it’s more like a TCG (Trading Card Game) with a twist. The battle interface is very similar to Final Fantasy with the exception, of  course, of the controls. Is the game free? Yes, the game is free and you can download the game on the[...]

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Fun Games You Can Play with Friends in Person

I personally think the internet is overrated, and I absolutely hate playing games online. Nothing beats an afternoon of monopoly with your friends, creating bonds that will last a lifetime. However, board games can be quite costly these days, so here are a few ways you can have fun with a minimal spending cost.  1. Truth or Dare (or any variation, Truth or Truth, Dare or Dare, etc…)  This one, you guys all saw coming. Truth or Dare, one of the most popular games that people use to interrogate or embarrass their friends. You guys can jazz it up[...]

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Sophie Adores her Faber Castell Big Fun Crafts Kit

  My grand-daughter Sophie is full of curiosity and loves to make things, so when her mother and I were out last year at a large shopping mall, and saw the Faber Castell Bug Fun Crafts Kit on display at a toy store, we were of one mind, as we both reached for it. Her mother and I both think that our nearly four-year old needs for us to find some activities to engage their imaginations, and instead of Toys Touted on TV, or indeed TV-related gifts, we prefer arts and crafts based toys for her. This is because,[...]

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Interesting facts about the Human Body

The following are amazing statements about the human body. Let’s make a mental exercise of them by answering each with “T” if the statement is true, “F” if false. You may write the answers on a sheet of paper numbered 1 to 100. Try to get 100%.   The key to answers is just somewhere. Pretend that you don’t see it until the last question. Be honest  and please don’t cheat. Thank you and good luck! The human heart while pumping can squirt blood to 30 feet. There are 500,000 sweat glands in the human feet and can produce[...]