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an excellent, disturbing TV adrickmc

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:15:52 +0000

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film set in Rio – Elite SquadrickmcIMG_0793

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:04:04 +0000

I stayed 5 nights in Rio’s Babilônia favela. Here’s the balcony view. It’s very tranquil in 2016. I’d recommend you stay there if vacationing in Rio. Babilônia was controlled for years by drug traffickers linked to the Terceiro Comando (Third Command) organization. In June 2009 police occupied the area without firing a shot. It’s been … Continue reading film set in Rio – Elite Squad(image)

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buy Kellogg’s® Raisin Branrickmcraisin-bran

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:03:56 +0000

I’ve always loved Raisin Bran. And I buy Kellogg’s in preference to the imitators. It’s that much better. In Bermuda I’ve been treating myself with Kellogg’s® Raisin Bran Crunch® cereal. Like a desert. Kellogg’s sponsored the 2016 post-Olympics Gymnastics tour. Filed under: ethics, food(image)

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ethics in higher educationrickmcrachel-barney-cropped-2011

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:04:52 +0000

What is the role of the academic in such an era, or, at the very least, what are the academic’s obligations to his or her profession, campus and government? Rachel Barney, a professor of classics and philosophy at the University of Toronto (and a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen), this week proposed what she’s calling the Anti-Authoritarian Academic … Continue reading ethics in higher education(image)

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Adios from Mazatlanrickmcimg_3150img_3085img_3147img_3138img_3139img_3140

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:04:00 +0000

In 2006 the McCharles clan had a reunion in Mazatlan. Mom announced it would be our last big family holiday. 10 years later we were back.🙂 Here are my final few photos from the trip.          Filed under: McCharles family, travel, travel Mexico(image)

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The Good Wife – season 4rickmc

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:04:09 +0000

It just keeps getting better and better. The fourth season of The Good Wife received outstanding positive acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 100% fresh rating … The website’s consensus reads, “This season of The Good Wife continues its winning streak as one of television’s top shows, with unique legal cases and intelligent political … Continue reading The Good Wife – season 4(image)

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Daniel Silva – Gabriel Allon booksrickmcconfessor

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:03:08 +0000

I was not all that impressed with book 2 in the series. 1 The Kill Artist 2000 2 The English Assassin 2002 3 The Confessor 2003 But book 3 was better. A Dan Brown type thriller where the Israeli assassin is called in to prevent an attack on the Pope. … The new pope, Pietro Lucchesi, … Continue reading Daniel Silva – Gabriel Allon books(image)

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The Mountain Shadow – Gregory David Robertsrickmcmountain-shadow

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:01:57 +0000

Roberts’ Shantaram (2003) is my favourite novel all time. The Mountain Shadow – a sequel set 2 years later – was not published until 2015. Julia Flyte: Like many others, I loved Shantaram, and so I approached this sequel with an equal mix of anticipation and trepidation. Could Gregory David Roberts repeat the magic? The … Continue reading The Mountain Shadow – Gregory David Roberts(image)

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Pope Pius XII and the Holocaustrickmc4-hitlerschurch01

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:04:30 +0000

The start of the pontificate of Pius XII occurred at the time of the Second World War and the Nazi Holocaust, which saw the industrialized mass murder of millions of Jews and others by Adolf Hitler‘s Germany. Pius employed diplomacy to aid the victims of the Nazis during the war and, through directing his Church … Continue reading Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust(image)

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San Francisco will remain a Sanctuary CityrickmcSan Francisco, CA, USA

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:02:07 +0000

San Francisco’s Official Response to the Election of Trump WHEREAS, On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th President of the United States; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That no matter the threats made by President-elect Trump, San Francisco will remain a Sanctuary City. We will not turn our back on … Continue reading San Francisco will remain a Sanctuary City(image)

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