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A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “GO FLY A KITE!”, 21 JULY 1978

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “GO FLY A KITE!”, 21 JULY 1978 »

7 Sep, 2019
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A witty and incisive look into the innovations in art today — that is, in the 1970s. After a savvy’s critique, the author concludes: ” Often, the work [of an artist] can only be supported by institutions or museums, and there is literally nothing to sell, but that seldom happens. More often than not, some manner is contrived in order to get the product or by-product into the hands of the consumer. Idealism can only go so far. I mean, anyone who digs holes or flies kites had to eat also. Be an artist, go fly a kite!”

FACTSHEET ABOUT THE ISLAND TRUMP COVETED

FACTSHEET ABOUT THE ISLAND TRUMP COVETED »

4 Sep, 2019
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Sermiligaaq settlement near the Sermilik Fjord

 

 

 GREENLAND FACTSHEET

1. GREENLAND (Kalaallit Nunaat in Greenlandic; Grønland in Danish):

NASA: Landsat Illustrates Five Decades of Change to Greenland Glaciers

NASA: Landsat Illustrates Five Decades of Change to Greenland Glaciers »

4 Sep, 2019
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Unusually warm air temperatures this summer have caused record melt across Greenland. Approximately 90 percent of the surface of Greenland’s ice sheet melted at some point between July 30 and Aug. 2, during which time an estimated 55 billion tons of ice melted into the ocean, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

A SECOND OPINION: BREATHE — How many Rainforests are there left in the World? Fewer and fewer…

A SECOND OPINION: BREATHE — How many Rainforests are there left in the World? Fewer and fewer… »

31 Aug, 2019
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In Brazil it almost seems that forests are being cleared for ranching and other purposes. Forests are a pain in the neck to people who see nothing but profit and progress. But forests fill a basic need for human life: O2. We breathe because of the oxygen produced by trees and plant life and especially the rainforests of the world. Bolsonaro may just have to deal with the world on the issue of the wildfires in the Amazon.

EMBASSY ROW: THE ITALIAN EMBASSY IN MADRID ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE LEGENDARY LA SCALA DE MILAN

EMBASSY ROW: THE ITALIAN EMBASSY IN MADRID ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE LEGENDARY LA SCALA DE MILAN »

25 Aug, 2019
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Hurry, the period of application for the scholarships is about now!

A FREE EUROPE: DAY OF REMEMBERANCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF TOTALITARIAN REGIMES

A FREE EUROPE: DAY OF REMEMBERANCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF TOTALITARIAN REGIMES »

25 Aug, 2019
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EU First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová: “Every 23 August, we honour the memory of the millions of victims of all totalitarian regimes. This year we also mark the 30 years of events in 1989 when citizens of Central and Eastern Europe stood up and broke through the Iron Curtain and accelerated its fall.   The courageous actions of citizens brought back freedom and democracy to all of Europe.

THE G-7 SUMMIT IN BIARRITZ AND OTHER TRAVEL TRADITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SNARL UP TRAFFIC IN THE FRENCH TOWN AND AT THE SPANISH-FRENCH BORDER. BEWARE!

THE G-7 SUMMIT IN BIARRITZ AND OTHER TRAVEL TRADITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SNARL UP TRAFFIC IN THE FRENCH TOWN AND AT THE SPANISH-FRENCH BORDER. BEWARE! »

25 Aug, 2019
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The dates around the G-7 Summit are, traditionally, a period of high traffic density. It is important to plan trips on the days prior and subsequent to the Summit for those driving in areas close to the Summit location and avoiding, at any event, traveling into France from the Basque Country.

A Second Opinion: Dis-Respect for the Forces…

A Second Opinion: Dis-Respect for the Forces… »

19 Aug, 2019
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Candlelight Vigil, Police Week, National Mall, Washington DC, May 2019 At the 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil two Deputy United States Marshals

THE SEVEN JEWELS OF ANDALUSIA 

THE SEVEN JEWELS OF ANDALUSIA  »

18 Aug, 2019
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Mezquita of Cordoba - Cadiz Cathedral - Castillo de Santa Catalina, Jaen - Alhambra, Granada - La Manquita, Malaga - Monumento a Colon, Huelva - La Cathedral Giralda, Seville

ASSUMPTION DAY: WHY SOME ARE RED LETTER DAYS IN THE SPANISH CALENDAR BUT SOME ARE NOT

ASSUMPTION DAY: WHY SOME ARE RED LETTER DAYS IN THE SPANISH CALENDAR BUT SOME ARE NOT »

14 Aug, 2019
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The 15th of August is a public holiday in Spain, being the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The Constitution says there is no State religion but the Spanish nation is founded on Catholicism. No Constituion could shake that off so easily.