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10 Dec 18
posiesandpoetry

  There is a world that souls carefully tiptoe to when their human selves slip into sleep. It is up in the attic of an old house, tucked away in a fading floral print box coated with dust and sepia toned memories. The souls live in rows of sleepy one-bedroom cottages, painted with the softest […]

10 Dec 18
Տաթև Ալեքսանյանի բլոգ

Two little children were sitting by the fire one cold winter’s night. All at once they heard a timid knock at the door, and one ran to open it. There, outside in the cold and the darkness, stood a child with no shoes upon his feet and clad in thin, ragged garments. He was shivering […]

10 Dec 18
So Long Marianne

I was wearing velvet on the day I met my last love. I was wearing velvet on the day our city fell. I wear velvet every New Years’ Eve. I wear velvet on every Birthday. I’m not sure if that makes velvet my personal blessing or my curse. But I do know that velvet is […]

10 Dec 18
Musings From An Addicted Reader

What a Wolf Desires Amy Pennza (Lux Catena Series, #1) Publication date: November 21st 2018 Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance Lizette Butler has the only thing she ever wanted—freedom from her pack Alpha, Maxime Simard, and the ability to decide her own fate. She and Max have a turbulent history and a powerful—if unwilling—attraction. Unfortunately, mere […]

10 Dec 18
Pcsblearn's Blog

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: If everything goes as planned, we will be living at a new facility for seniors on January 11. Our address will change to 771 Carpenters Way, Lake Gibson Village, Apt. 114 here in Lakeland. We thought we had moved the last time when we came to Azalea Park in July of 2014, but […]

10 Dec 18
3 songs bonn

I was recently critical of Bonn Folk Club’s themed evenings. Almost no-one pays any real attention to it I said. Ah, but when the theme is trains… then things run along a different track (excuse the pun). Here we were for the final first Friday of the year at Dotty’s Sports Bar, and the list […]

10 Dec 18
Lux Exposé

McLaren Automotive introduced the second new model under the £1.2bn Track25 business plan. Part of its Super Series family, the new 720S Spider offers the exhilaration of open-air driving and levels of day-to-day usability unseen in the convertible supercar class. Designed on the basis of the 720S Coupé, the new car features maximized downforce, minimized drag, […]

10 Dec 18
Big E's Hangout

His head hurt. God, how simple things had seemed just a few months in the past. Why did dealing with a threat like the Akatsuki seem so much easier than all of this drama nowadays? In the past few days, he’d seduced Gaara’s sister, fucked her, and then been kicked out by her. The Hokage […]

10 Dec 18
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

While we’re tracking the approach of the British Parliament’s coming vote on Brexit, we enlisted Ellen Barry, our London-based chief international correspondent, to take over the top of your daily briefing. Let us know what you think. Good morning. The British Parliament is scheduled to vote on the government’s Brexit agreement tomorrow. So the practical-minded […]

10 Dec 18
Vote.net

Donald Trump should not meddle in French affairs, its foreign minister said on Sunday, after the US president criticised France in tweets following riots in Paris. “The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris.
Protests and riots all over France,” Trump wrote on his Twitter account.
Protests and riots all over France.
Le Drian said images published in the United States with people chanting “We want Trump” were filmed during a Trump visit to London several months ago.
Clad in their luminous safety jackets, the “yellow vests” show no sign of calling off weeks of protests over rising living costs and accusations that Macron only looks out for the rich.
Maybe it’s time to end the ridiculous and extremely expensive Paris Agreement and return money back to the people in the form of lower taxes?
The US was way ahead of the curve on that and the only major country where emissions went down last year!”
Le Drian also said most Americans disagreed with Trump over his decision to walk away from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Alain Juppe, mayor of Bordeaux where a protester lost his hand after picking up an anti-riot grenade, joined calls from across the political spectrum for Macron to respond.

10 Dec 18
Football Delivery

Hi, everyone. Welcome to the very first article of Football Delivery. We deliver football news from the pitch to your screen. Hope you join us for the long journey ahead. Okay. Let’s begin. Arsenal v Manchester United. A disaster in its own right. Perhaps we could say it was the worst match up of the […]

10 Dec 18
Hebrew's Blog

Music as a Positive Influence Music has been around for centuries. We may think of toga clad men strumming harps in ancient Babylon but nevertheless, music has been around forever. Now our minds wander to what may be the age-old question of music: “Is music really a positive influence?” I believe that we lose sight […]

10 Dec 18
The Value of Sparrows

From Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments […]

10 Dec 18
Fairy Tail LGBTales

Strawberry Knight Under the Cerulean Sky (1203 words) Author: ZaltyLaw Rating: Not Rated Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings Relationships: Erza Scarlet/Mirajane Strauss Characters: Erza Scarlet, Mirajane Strauss Series: Part 2 of Magnolia Summary: I hate you, I Iove you, and everything in between. There wasn’t much to do in a small town […]

10 Dec 18
Boston Herald
French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to break nearly a month’s silence in the face of increasingly agitated and violent protests spurred by populist anger at what’s seen as a government that’s cast the working people aside. Running battles between “yellow vest” protesters and police that left at least 71 injured in the French capital and caused widespread damage in cities around France raged Saturday for the fourth weekend in a row. The list of grievances by the largely rural, lower-middle class protesters clad in yellow emergency vests is myriad and growing, but is largely based around measures to increase buying power. “It’s working people and lower-middle-class people mostly because you have seen a wage stagnation in most of these European countries and unemployment across the board,” Celia Belin, a French-American foreign policy analyst at the Brookings Institute, told the Herald. “It becomes a question of social justice and dignity.” Belin, who’s from Dijon, said Macron already had made some unpopular moves before the gas tax, including levies on pensioners and cuts to housing subsidies. Belin said is the view of the protesters is: “We cannot both pay taxes and not have access to good public service.”  She said the protesters don’t cut along typical political lines; there’s dangerous elements of the far left and the far right causing the violence, she said, but popular sentiment across the board has been high on the protests. Macron will address the nation Monday night with the hope of finding a path forward. This comes two days after protests raged even after the president hit the brakes on a gas tax that was seen as overly burdensome on the French who don’t live in the cities — rural folk who already are feeling left out of a changing French economy and now are taking to the streets, experts say. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Victor Davis Hanson, a conservative scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, said, “This huge undemocratic European Union bureaucracy and state control and immigration is making the standard of living worse for the average European. They not only believe that not doing well is not being equally shared by all the strata of society, but that its not being shared deliberately.” Hanson said the working-class rural fervor that helped boost President Trump to the White House is showing up on the other side of the pond. “They’re looking over at us at the U.S. under this supposed buffoon Trump and seeing very low unemployment and a growing economy and low gas prices,” Hanson said. “That populism is filtering back over to them.” French economy minister Bruno Le Maire on Sunday called the protests a social and democratic crisis as well as a “crisis of the nation” with “territorial fractures.” “This is a catastrophe for commerce, it’s a catastrophe for our economy,” economy minister  said Sunday while visiting merchants around the Saint Lazare train station, among areas hit by vandalism. — Herald wire services contributed to this report.