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New Top Level Domains Becoming Available, Prepare For .Music, .Band, .Club - hypebot

New Top Level Domains Becoming Available, Prepare For .Music, .Band, .Club - hypebot | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
If you've tried to get a decent .com web address you've probably discovered that a bunch of them are in use but even more are being held by domain speculators.
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Change creates opportunity.

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The Dream of Just Wandering Around The World and Dancing
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Inside Mauritius: The tropical paradise with a booming economy - CNN.com

Inside Mauritius: The tropical paradise with a booming economy - CNN.com | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
What is Africa's most competitive economy? Is it oil-rich Nigeria? No. Perhaps South Africa, the continent's mining powerhouse? Try again.
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I've seen pictures of this place, on Google Images, and it's absolutely beautiful. But I also seem to remember reading that the economy wasn't so good. Apparently I was wrong (at least according to this article).

 

I am pretty sure that the country has a French colonial heritage so, when you factor that in with all the other cultural influences it has, I'll be the dance and music scene is very interesting. I'm guessing that they do some Kizomba there too.

 

I'd like to see it someday...especially those beaches the article mentions.

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Milestone Trends

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Here's my first post since arriving in Barranquilla, Colombia. I met a very nice fellow in a Duncan Donuts (using the wireless just like I was) who is affiliated with this company.

 

This is their website. He was telling me about how prominent the company was in their industry and, looking at this website, I can see why. It just goes to show that you never know what you'll learn when you say 'hi' to everybody.

 

www.milestonetrends.com.ca

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JHONATAN E LIDYA BACHATA DOMENICANA - YouTube

a lo dominicano...San Cristobal, Republica Dominicana, junio 2010. La campeona de Bachata de Dinamarca Lina Frias Montaño con su hermano José Enrique....
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This BachataDomini thing is still somewhat new to me but I recognize it when I see it. This particular guy is, IMHO, very musical in this choreography. Sometimes BachataDomini is just a mishmash of steps but I like the way this guy rides the wave of the music.

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Bricheras in Peru: Defined and Described

Bricheras in Peru: Defined and Described | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
After a year in Peru I explain what it means to be a brichera and categorize them into Type 1's and Type 2's.
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I was asking some Barranquilla questions on the Warrior Forum and a guy mentioned to be cautious of 'bricheras'. I didn't know what they were so I looked them up. I love studying different cultures :-) (especially 'field studies) :-)

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How Much Does It Really Cost to Live in Bulgaria? |

How Much Does It Really Cost to Live in Bulgaria? | | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
A Bulgarian blogger lays out the actual costs for someone living in the European country of Bulgaria, one of the best bargains on the continent for travelers.
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Nice article with some interesting information. I don't know how much latin dancing they do in the smaller cities but I'd bet there's Salsa, etc. in Sofia, the capital. This author also has other good articles too.

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The Bus Traveler's Portal - Articles

The Bus Traveler's Portal - Articles | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
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I'm getting closer to being able to do this. I saw this article on what turned out to be a very informative webiste, www.andestransit.com. I posted about it last night too. 

 

Since then, I've gotten an answer back to my question of whether or not a bus trip out of Colombia counts as the 'onward ticket' that American Airlines says they require before they'll let me board the plane in Dallas for Bogota. So...one more little question and I'll probably be buying a bus ticket. Meanwhile, I'm getting closer to actually going back to Colombia.

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University Bands | Official Page | Liberty University

University Bands | Official Page | Liberty University | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
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Just for grins, I decided to see if Soundcloud.com had anything under the search term 'marching bands' and lo-and-behold I found the Liberty University Marching Band. They're really good although I can't understand why their clips are 'clipped' at the end. 

 

Anyway....here's their home page and here is their SoundCloud URL: https://soundcloud.com/lu-marching-band

 

If you EVER loved marching bands, youy'll be able to hear that these guys and gals are REALLY powerful. I'll tell you...there's nothing like being part of something this big and powerful and sonorous. Marching down the field or the street, with the drums driving you forward, the trombones giving it the body, one or two lines of basses in the back, and the celestas adding some nice top punctuation.....it's incredible.

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Surin The Elephant Empire - YouTube

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Surin is the province that has the largest population of captive elephants in Thailand. Surin Project began to work as a volunteer program, planting food for...
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This would probably be an experience one would never forget...interacting with these elephants.

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Mounting Evidence Exposes Dangers of Energy Drinks

Mounting Evidence Exposes Dangers of Energy Drinks | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
42% report adverse effects such as insomnia, restlessness and heart palpitations.
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Without getting too specific or technical, I remember reading years ago that there was lots of really harmful stuff in many, if not most or all, of these drinks. This is going to come as great marketing collateral for people in MLM comanies (like Vemma, MonaVie, et.al.) who sell healthy alternatives to these beverages.

 

This is a BIG market though. If I was going to get into MLM and wanted something people understand, I'd strongly consider a company like Vemma.

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Top 10 Funny Banned Commercials - YouTube

They may’ve been funny but they were still pulled from the small screen. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 funny banned...
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Funny.

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When the dog's owner died, he was left behind. Watch what happens next! Please share - YouTube

To adopt Woody or to make a small donation, please contact Hope For Paws: http://www.HopeForPaws.org If you are blocked from watching the video, please visit...
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It's really not fun to think you have a home and somebody who loves you but first your owner dies and then the other people just go off and leave you. I mean...how hard is it to keep a dog?

 

Look at 2:45 in this vid when the dog is picked up and loved, like his owner probably used to do all the time. And then later when you can tell the dog is trembling probably with disbelieve at how he's found somebody to love him again.

 

Really touching.

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These Kids Are Texting While Having Dinner. Dad’s Reaction? PRICELESS!

These Kids Are Texting While Having Dinner. Dad’s Reaction?  PRICELESS! | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
This is a problem many of us are all too familiar with and it is only getting worse.
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I think it was a dramatization but it's still funny.

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Bangkok shakedown: Tourists report increased harassment by police - Thailand News

Page 1 of 4 - Bangkok shakedown: Tourists report increased harassment by police - posted in Thailand News: Bangkok shakedown: Tourists report increased harassment by police
By Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices
By Jack Radcliffe
Image source: file photoBANGKOK: -- Over recent weeks there has been a sharp increase in reports of police harassment, intimidation and flat-out extortion in the Sukhumvit area, usually between Thong Lor and Asoke.
 
While stories of the Bangkok police eng...
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I don't doubt this. Something I always sensed not very far below the surface many years ago when I was in Bangkok was that the only tolerate foreigners. They don't necessarily 'like' them, as visitors, in the same way that peoople, for example, in Texas or the plains states are often just friendly on general principle.

 

I don't know what Bangkok cops make, in a salary, but I doubt that it's enough to entirely pre-empt any motivation for shaking down foreigners.

 

I've said it many times and it's still true. People don't change. The battle is good against evil. 

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Bob Dylan: The Government's Not Going to Create Jobs. Billionaires Can

Bob Dylan: The Government's Not Going to Create Jobs. Billionaires Can | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
"We see crime and inner cities exploding with people who have nothing to do, turning to drink and drugs," he says. "They could all have work created for them"
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Bob Dylan really was one of the major singer/poets of the latter 20th century. I remember hearing that at one time he 'got religion' but I always wonder what came of it. 

 

I also didn't realize how close to my age is is. He's just 3 years older than me but...he's still singing apparently. Just about all his songs are also on Grooveshark.com too.

 

He's got some good one and when you listen to the words he really tells some great stories and says some pretty profound things.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposes Multiple Visa, 1 Year 3000 thb - Sunbelt Asia - Thai visas, residency and work permits

Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposes Multiple Visa, 1 Year 3000 thb - Sunbelt Asia - Thai visas, residency and work permits | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
Page 1 of 2 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposes Multiple Visa, 1 Year 3000 thb - Sunbelt Asia - posted in Thai visas, residency and work permits: Not sure if posted already?
 
The legislature is currently reviewing a proposal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to allow all foreign visitors the ability to apply for a “Multiple Visa” which would allow visitors to stay for six months for 2,000 baht or one year for 3,000 baht. The details of the visa have yet to be reveal...
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If this new law actually passes, Thailand is going to be buried in the riff-raff from the world. I can see the idea of making longer stays than what is presently allowed, and for keeping it reasonably affordable....but 2000 Thai baht is only 60$US and that's ridiculous.

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The incredible bond between human and horse - YouTube

Share your videos with friends, family, and the world
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Nice... this is the way it ought to be.

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This Is What Happens When A Woman 'Manspreads' On The Subway

This Is What Happens When A Woman 'Manspreads' On The Subway | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
Apparently, taking up too much space on the subway (a.k.a. "manspreading") is only socially acceptable when men do it.

Mic editors Liz Plank and Nick Baker took to the New York City subways to see how people reacted when a woman manspre...
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Kinda funny. Something I never thought about.

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The Bus Traveler's Portal - Articles

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Another excellent article about Colombia from AndesTransit.com

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Enquirer: Joel Osteen caught in financial scandal

Enquirer: Joel Osteen caught in financial scandal | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
A Free Press For A Free People Since 1997
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I'm not surprised that Joel is doing this. I knew his dad's reputation because I lived in Houston during that time. But I've always been suspicious of Joel. Remember that Texas does everything big....even its pastor scandals.

 

However, I can understand that it's like the last quote in this article where the guy said they Joel might possibly not be doing anything wrong legally...just ethically.


Either way, I'm a friendly guy too but Joel smiles too much for me and honestly I really don't think Jesus ever intended that any of his ministers here 'in this life' should live as high on the hog as Joel does. I wouldn't touch his ministry with a 10 foot pole.

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Indonesia Verifies Reports on AirAsia Plane’s Emergency Landing

Indonesia Verifies Reports on AirAsia Plane’s Emergency Landing | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
A relative of a missing passenger has reportedly received a text message from an unknown sender, stating that the plane made an emergency landing and all passengers are alive.
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Well..that certainly sounds like a pretty sophisticated communication system to me? They're flying a multi-million dollar plane, the plane disappears but apparently makes an emergency landing somewhere, the company stock was probably about to 'tank' and the CEO commit suicide, relatives were getting ready to storm the airline's offices...and somebody finally finds out what's going on via a text message on a smart phone (i.e. "SOCIAL MEDIA)??!!

 

Very cool. Indonesians, right? Isn't that where Obola is from?

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Fox News Journalist Confirms Ebola Cover-Up

Fox News Journalist Confirms Ebola Cover-Up | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
Government keeping Americans in the dark.
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Remember Ebola?


It didn't go anywhere. Alex says there's credible evidence that there's a lot of it in the US that the feds have kept hidden. He also says it's still rampaging in Africa (I wasn't aware of that but...Africa's a long way away).

 

I still think that an Ebola epidemic would be the single easiest and seemingly non-partisan excuse for the feds to declare martial law.

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Sheriff Joe ratchets up amnesty fight with Obama

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A Free Press For A Free People Since 1997
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It's beginning to look like our Great Deceiver doesn't have all the little minions running interference for him (i.e. the judges) that he used to have. But you can bet he's got contingencies for this too and he will NOT telegraph his punches.

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South Park Commentary On Intimidation And Free Speech - Liberty Crier

South Park Commentary On Intimidation And Free Speech - Liberty Crier | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
A clip from the South Park episode “201”, which was censored due to threats from Muslims that they would retaliate if their God was depicted in the cartoon.
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I didn't realize how cool South Park was until many years later.

 

 

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Remember Miley The Dog That Lived On A Trash Pile? This Is Her Transformation!

Remember Miley The Dog That Lived On A Trash Pile? This Is Her Transformation! | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
We previously shared an amazing story from Hope for Paws who rescued Miley a husky that used to live on a trash pile. This latest video is an update of her amazing transformation.
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Dog Lovers will love this short video.

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Trapped Whittier Couple Underscores Need for Local Network - Liberty Crier

Trapped Whittier Couple Underscores Need for Local Network - Liberty Crier | Wandering Salsero | Scoop.it
Forty-minutes after learning that a family friend was hospitalized, a Whittier, California couple found their apartment surrounded by men with guns who ordered the couple to obey their commands. This incident showcases the inherently coercive “service” of police institutions, and […]
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This video makes a very good point: it's getting to where having the cops protect you is more dangerous that the supposed dangers they're protecting you from. Here's a guy, in the video who (even though he sounds a bit hyper and Woody Allen-ish) I think had a legitimate point.

 

His wife was crying, some nosey, dumb-ass neighbour (who had no accountability for the problem he/she created) called the cops, and the cops came and created a potentially life-threatening incident over something that even Barney Fife from Mayberry could have handled better.

 

The point of the video is that there are tools, like the Safeguard app, which sound pretty cool to me, which can help citizens protect each other much better than cops can, and when necessary, ensure that cops don't overreact and kill innocent people as seems to be the 50/50 chance nowadays.

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