Fri

30

Jul

2010

Problem with listening to music on Jimdo

I can't get Music to work.  Any suggestions.  Ponyo 

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Fri

23

Jul

2010

EVALUATE THE GROUP PLEASE

I want to raise two questions for consideration by the group.

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Tue

20

Jul

2010

WHAT was your country like 100 years ago?

 

1909 Ford Model R  

 

The year is 1909.

  
Just over one hundred years ago.  
What a difference a century makes.

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Sat

17

Jul

2010

Dirt Money

      I have been thinking a lot on what topic should I post here, but due to some recent and very affective events I decided to post about money.

       Money is dirt. Yeah I could say it and be over but... my anger does not allow it. Money is dirt in every possible way. Some of you may already know this, but there are many people out there who get happy, smiling and greedy of course over this thing called money. It disgusts me how much it is necessary to SURVIVE in our planet. If you have no money you will eventually die. Don't get me wrong I know it is absolutely necessary to have money, I need it to eat, to go to my work, to call my friends, to talk to my boyfriend, but the point is, why did our ancestors had to make this form of exchanging goods to live? I wish we could all go back to when you could trade a bag of rice for a bag of apples or something.

    Back then no one was out to get money, no one was greedy to the point of killing and no one was judged by having expensive or cheap clothes. Everyone was the same humble kind of human. Money makes people sick, makes people pumpous, makes people cynical and ugly outside not matter what they do to their outsides.

    I am always shocked to see what kind of things require money, and big amounts too. Maybe I am particularly  annoyed to see how much of this disgusting money thing I am required to give to have the person I love, the person I am willing and wanting to spend the rest of my live with, here with me in my country. It is...disgusting.

Everything that falls apart anywhere in the world is due with money. Directly or not. And I may be talking on a heavy heart, hot mind and something else, but I would prefer any day to reverse this life and it's advances in order to have a peaceful life, mind and heart.

     I apologise if I made no sense at all.

Thanks for reading. Ana

 

7 Comments

Fri

16

Jul

2010

Animal Autopsies in Gulf Yield a Mystery

Something on the BP Oil Spill, if you are following it at all.

I found this news article interesting - but it is a little long.  Maybe you would just want to skim it and see what you think.

 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle lay belly-up on the metal autopsy table, as pallid as split-pea soup but for the bright orange X spray-painted on its shell, proof that it had been counted as part of the Gulf of Mexico’s continuing “unusual mortality event.”

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Tue

13

Jul

2010

The Unicorn in the Garden by James Thurber

Roger and I find this very funny, and we wondered whether people of another culture also would think so.  The piece itself is a classic of Twentieth Century American humor.  James Thurber wrote primarily for the magazine "The New Yorker," which is still published weekly.

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Sun

11

Jul

2010

China and Polution Control

July 4, 2010

China Fears Consumer Impact on Global Warming

 GUANGZHOU, China — Premier Wen Jiabao has promised to use an “iron hand” this summer to make his nation more energy efficient. The central government has ordered cities to close inefficient factories by September, like the vast Guangzhou Steel mill here, where most of the 6,000 workers will be laid off or pushed into early retirement.

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Sat

10

Jul

2010

How to re-edit your comment?

Who can help me to solve this problem?

When you completed your comments , then you want to change some words. It seems you can't re-edit it?

Thanks.

8 Comments

Thu

08

Jul

2010

Reviewing the goals of the Group

I sent this note to some of the members of the group, but not to all. So I thought perhaps I should post it.

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Wed

07

Jul

2010

Introductions of Partners

So far I know all the partners who are in this group. Therefore I was surprised but glad that Mike (Everest on English Share) came up with an idea of our introducing ourselves to each other.

 

This blog is a good way to do that because the introductions will remain available for new members, and because we can gather them in one place.

 

I hope that everyone who is currently a member will add a comment which contains their introduction to the group.  And I hope everyone in the future will add a comment with their introduction.

11 Comments

Wed

07

Jul

2010

U.S. Unemployment Payments

The New York Times  

July 4, 2010

Punishing the Jobless

By PAUL KRUGMAN  

There was a time when everyone took it for granted that unemployment insurance, which normally terminates after 26 weeks, would be extended in times of persistent joblessness. It was, most people agreed, the decent thing to do.

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Tue

06

Jul

2010

Introduction With Pictures 4

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Tue

06

Jul

2010

Introduction With Pictures 3

If you want to start a new subject, you will need to enter the edit mode of Jimdo.  To to this it is necessary to enter the same password again.  To do this you go to the bottom of the screen and on the right side you will see Login.  When you click on that, a screen appears on the left side which has a sign-in  area.  Use the same password that you used to enter.

1 Comments

Tue

06

Jul

2010

Introduction With Pictures 2

If you request the add comment choice then this screen appears.  Your Name goes on the name line, and your comment is on the Entry lines.

2 Comments

Tue

06

Jul

2010

Introduction With Pictures 1

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Sun

04

Jul

2010

Introduction to Jimdo

This is an introduction to Jimdo and the use of the blog.  Some may already know how to use use this feature.  If so okay.  But if not, this is a good topic to discuss - or at least ask questions about.

 

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