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"9:11 “Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”"

- Rumi

Sep 11
Sep 11

"If you don’t like where you are, move on. You are not a tree."

- Unknown  (via cexjay)

(Source: mainwriterbadnam, via iambesala)

Aug 29

"The mere existence of oversight should never be an excuse for complacency or a substitute for laws that adequately protect our rights and our freedoms. If the government is acting badly despite oversight, we need better oversight, better rules, or both. It’s time for the NSA programs’ defenders to sing a new song."

- Elizabeth Goitein, Boston Review (via bostonreview)

(via thepoliticalnotebook)

Jul 31
guardian:

#FUN

Photographer Sol Neelman travels the globe in search of the world’s strangest competitions. He has photographed events as diverse as Big Wheel Racing, Underwater Hockey and, shown here, the Summer Redneck Games.
 
Photograph: Sol Neelman/Cortona On The Move
Jul 31

guardian:

#FUN

Photographer Sol Neelman travels the globe in search of the world’s strangest competitions. He has photographed events as diverse as Big Wheel Racing, Underwater Hockey and, shown here, the Summer Redneck Games.
 

Jul 31

In the morning, we should wake up and say, “Father, thank You for another beautiful day. I commit this day, my plans and my future into Your hands.” When you start the day like this, you are acknowledging God. He promises to crown your day with success. When you are driving on the freeway say, “Father, thank You for keeping me safe.” At the office say, “Lord, help me to be focused and productive today.” At home, “Father, bless my children.” Before you go to bed, “Lord, thank You for a good night’s rest.” When you’re acknowledging Him in all your ways, He promises to direct your paths. He promises to lead and guide you into paths of peace, joy and everlasting life!

(via spiritualinspiration)

Jul 1

citinlady:

Happy Canada Day! Here’s a great band from Canada, Our Lady Peace with “As Fast As You Can”.

Jul 1

minutia-and-mishigas:

Happy Canada Day, eh?

(via minutia-and-mishigas-deactivate)

jackienesaisquoi:

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It’s that’s time of the year again! Happy Canada Day to a great nation that seems to be off course a bit, but will recover in time.

Not perfect, but no where else I would have rather grown up.



Jul 1
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA

"In a recent interview, African entrepreneur, Tony Elumelu spoke about the rules of engagement for business in Africa emphasizing that Africa is open for business but not at any cost. “Africa’s economic history has been characterised by extractive industries and rent seeking practices that have not created development in any meaningful way. Africapitalism is simply saying there is a better and more ethical way to invest in Africa for a sustainable future. I would like to see both African and international investors review their strategies for Africa. Yes, we are open for business but not at any cost. Our rules of engagement have changed,” he said. Elumelu was one of the high profile African business leaders handpicked by the White House to meet with President Obama on his current three country Africa tour. Elumelu, who is the former Chairman of United Bank for Africa and Chairman of diversified investment group, Heirs Holdings recently invested USD300 million in Nigeria’s largest power plant, located in Ughelli, Delta State during the Nigerian government’s recent power privatization process. Speaking on the motivations behind the group’s investment, he said,”Unlimited access to affordable power in any country is a game changer and will move the needle on the country’s development exponentially. It’s not just the fact that children will be able to do their homework, or that computers and phones can be powered in rural villages; it is also the impact that access to affordable power will have on the economic ecosystem. Prices will come down, entrepreneurs will expand and innovate, and jobs will be created as a result. This is Africapitalism at work.” Speaking further on his investment in Nigeria’s power sector, Tony Elumelu said: “We played a transformative role in democratizing the banking sector at a time when no one was really paying much attention to Africa, Elumelu says. “We had a clear strategy, first mover advantage and an understanding of what the market needed and we are focused on doing the same for power. We are taking over an old government-run plant that desperately needs rehabilitation and doubling its output within our first two years of operations. By 2017, we will be generating 1000MW of electricity and Nigerians across the country will feel the impact of affordable and consistent power.”"

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Tony Elumelu – “Africa open for business, but not at any cost”

Related news: “Obama Unveils Plans to Boost Electric Power in Sub-Saharan Africa

(via dynamicafrica)

Jul 1