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F1 Parties: Economic Impact, Heyman Talent South at the W, Blu at Aquavilla and more

F1 1: How does nearly a billion dollars in estimated annual economic impact effect Austin exactly? We plan to keep our eyes and ears open. “They are the ones buying those thousand-dollar bottles of wine,” one F1 party patron told me last night about the splurging visitors. 583 more words

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Redefining Community in the Ecovillage

Ecovillages provide important insights into the human dimensions of sustainability, but remain relatively unexplored. In this paper I highlight critiques of the society/nature divide… 170 more words

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Ask Senator McConnell Why the War-on-Drugs was never a ‘War’*

By Michael Krieger

Though Foremost has played a pivotal role in McConnell’s life, bestowing the senator with most of his personal wealth and generating thousands in donations to his campaign committees, the drug bust went unnoticed in Kentucky, where every bit of McConnell-related news has generated fodder for the campaign trail. 1,300 more words

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Ramblings, Midwives, and Actors

My latest binge-watch has been the BBC’s Call the Midwife, conveniently brought to my iPad via Netflix.  I skipped over it a few times while looking for something to watch during those times when it seems the only thing I was capable of doing was parking it on the recliner with a heating pad, (basically the last 2 weeks) until finally, bored to tears with anything else I saw, I decided to see what it was all about and was instantly hooked. 1,019 more words

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The “Raccoon” rumble. A humiliating five-minute dance, which we have been preparing for about a week for a upcoming pep rally.

This dance consists of shouting, the Bernie, bouncing, the electric surge, swaying, rocking, fairing our arms around, and an old time favorite, the Macarena. 46 more words

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Blog Rant #13

You know what I find really, really, really ironic? People always say to enjoy life when we’re young and travel young and do all these things in our youth when at the same time you are expected to get a job and get a family and actually do normal people things like how do does this make sense. 94 more words

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Que vengan los bomberos: Uruguay como contraejemplo en la educación

“Uno de los más grandes errores es juzgar a las políticas y programas por sus intenciones, en lugar de por sus resultados” – Milton Friedman…

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