Trouble Tripping

Submitted by ub on Mon, 05/31/2021 - 13:47
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I crossed this bridge that stretches across Hangzhou Bay. It is actually the longest bridge crossing an ocean anywhere in the world. It was during one of my travels. This journey was from Shanghai to Ningbo and Hangzhou.

The bridge snakes in an “S” shape across the water, connecting the northern cities of Zhenjiadai, Haiyan, and Jiaxing City to the southern Zhenjiang Province cities of Shuiluwan, Cixi, and Ningbo City.

This amazing architectural structure is 23 miles in length and also features a 476-foot tower that you can do some sightseeing from.

StayCation

Submitted by ub on Mon, 05/31/2021 - 10:50
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See the USA this vacation stay. As American travelers hit the road this holiday to welcome the beginning of Summer snd while many are still subdued by pandemic, #CityImages recommends a safe #StayCation 

staycation or a nation vacation is a period in which an individual or family stays in their home country and participate in leisure activities within a relatively short distance of their home and does not require a passport.

Prelate Counterpoint

Submitted by ub on Sun, 05/30/2021 - 11:22
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Catholic prelates are at odds over whether any politician who supports abortion rights should be allowed to receive Holy Communion.

A prelate is a high-ranking member of the clergy who is ordinary or who ranks in precedence with ordinaries. The word derives from the Latin prelates, the past participle of preferred, which means 'carry before', 'be set above or over' or 'prefer'; hence, a prelate is one set over others.

Tick Talk

Submitted by ub on Sun, 05/30/2021 - 08:08
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As more folks venture outdoors and approach gardens and take part in nature walks, it is important to know that ticks are waiting.

Ticks are parasites Along with mites, they constitute the subclass Acari. Adult ticks are approximately 3 to 5 mm in length depending on age, sex, species, and "fullness".

SPORTS JOY IN A PANDEMIC

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/29/2021 - 20:29
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Hard to believe there can be such exceptional joy, surprise, discovery, history, and sadness all wrapped up in a night at the ballpark. 

JOY: Joining the crowd for the 7thinning stretch rendition of YMCA. A year without team sports and public jubilation made it all the more enjoyable.

SURPRISE: The ballpark in Hartford, Connecticut where the Yard Goats play is an exceptionally nice stadium built for $57 million dollars that opened in 2017.

We Shall Overcome

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/29/2021 - 15:46
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Unfortunately, the average American voter has limited Russian knowledge. They may have watched Ivan Drago Иван Драго who was a fictional character that first appeared in the 1985 film Rocky IV, in which he was Rocky Balboa's boxing rival.

Memorial Day Weekend 2021

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/28/2021 - 14:57
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Opening week for local beaches- Let the games begin, but be careful of wicked weather predictions being made to spoil the days.

It is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This holiday is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.

Sedition Commission

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/28/2021 - 07:45
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American politicians aren’t playing an even ball field. The US Senate is the only game in the world where 59 to 1 and the majority loses.

The mother of late Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick pleaded for a panel to study the Capitol insurrection, however, Senate Republicans blocked it. "Putting politics aside, they don't want to know the truth of what happened on January 6?”

No More Bullying

Submitted by ub on Thu, 05/27/2021 - 09:25
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After years of bullying from a lost political party of liars and cheaters, everyone should agree the we forever reject the toxic practice.

These past years were an American disaster orchestrated by a chaotic and toxic person who habitually seeks to harm and intimidate anyone perceived as vulnerable. Stopping it is a necessary ethical building block of society.

Georg Frederic Handel reportedly held a soprano out the window by her ankles. Beethoven kept throwing wild tantrums from the piano. Arturo Toscanini was heard screaming at his musicians in the NBC Orchestra. 

Severe Weather

Submitted by ub on Wed, 05/26/2021 - 19:12
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WEATHER WARNING: Severe Thunderstorms expected for Memorial Day Weekend. Showers and thunderstorms likely,

Expected mainly before midnight. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 8 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight.

The chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind around 11 mph.

Thursday night mostly clear, with a low around 57. North wind around 11 mph.