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Edinburgh’s Feminist Revolution

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EDINBURGH, UK — If there’s one place where print media is still very much alive and well, it’s here, in August. To walk along the Scottish capital’s cobbled streets is to run a gauntlet of kids with angular haircuts thrusting flyers and free magazines. Every wall seems to be plastered with posters advertising shows at the…

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Footlose in the Cotswolds Travel Guide

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England Cotswolds

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David and Debra's new film ~ find it on Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GUSS5TY ...running 220 minutes!
Probably the most complete travelogue of the Cotswolds you will find... Visit the info page: http://www.footloose.tv/FLE/Cotswolds...

Explores the Quintessential Cotswold Region; the landscape; the popular towns and villages; the gardens of Kiftsgate, Hidcote & Sudeley Castle. Featuring the GWR Steam Railway, the Cotswold Motoring Museum, The Mechanical Music Museum. Local events include Cheese Rolling at Coopers Hill, Robert Dover's Original Olimpick Games, Woolsack racing at Tetbury. Includes 6 walks in this fabulous region region, some of which are on the Cotswold Way. All the best of England on 2 DVDs. To be aired on Oxford & Southampton TV in 2014

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Overnight: Flat Out Around the Isle of Man Racetrack

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Isle Of Man

This video is hypnotizing - I couldn't stop watching it. 153 mph / 243.23 kph in a Subaru WRX STI flat out!

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Check out the Full Lap of the WRX STI at Isle of Man.

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Saturday Links

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Ukraine crisis: Moscow 'to help free European observers'

UK Helicopter in Fatal Afghan Crash

South Korea ferry disaster: All navigation crew in custody.

Thomas Piketty: The French economist US liberals love

#WarOnWomen Republican NH Lawmaker Says Women Don't Deserve Equal Pay Because They're Lazier

O'Reilly Does His Best To Downplay His Network's Hyping Of Bundy Ranch Madness

NRA Slams Anti-gun Bloomberg At Annual Meeting

Bill Maher Asks How Crazy Republicans Keep Winning Elections

Where Sea Gypsies Settle

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Saturday Links from The Political Carnival

Bank of England: Bankers may have to return bonuses

Oklahoma Fox station removes evolution from ‘Cosmos’ by cutting only 15 seconds

Busting the myth of France’s 35-hour workweek.

How Well Do You Know The World? Play GeoGuessr To Find Out.

Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview

Phoenix Residents Concerned Over Mysterious Surveillance Camera in their Neighborhood

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Friday Links

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Friday Links from The Political Carnival

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Photo: Vincent Jannink/EPA via aljazeera.com

Photos: Sochi Olympics day 13 highlights

'Significant Escalation': Tensions Flare in German-Israeli Relations

As Scotland Mulls Independence, A Stupid London Plays It Dirty

Archdiocese Closes School Due To Lack Of Funds, Then Builds Palace For Bishop

The Dark Power of Fraternities

Bob Corker Wants a Race to the Bottom for Tennessee Workers

Striking Back: Germany Considers Counterespionage Against US

The California Drought: Who Gets Water and Who’s Hung Out to Dry?

Pennsylvania ‘faith-healing’ couple sent to prison after second child dies

Indian Maidens and Waterfalls -1- (from 'Vanished Places of the Southern Appalachians)

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Video Overnight Thread: The Difference Between the UK, Great Britain, and England

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I've been watching a Netflix series recently called 'World Without End'.  It's very well done and represents, more or less, the early years of King Edward III's reign (1327-1377) as seen through events in the (fictional) town of 'Kingsbridge', and in London and on the battlefields of France.

I highly recommend it.

http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?v1=world+without+end&ac_abs_posn=-1&fcld=true&ac_rel_posn=-1&ac_category_type=none&raw_query=pina

A few years back my brother sent me a link to this video which explains the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England.

Hold onto your hats ! (It's so fast you have to listen very carefully!

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