Landscaping Comes to the Front

Lovely gardens are often places where nice announcements are made, but this feels different.

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Victorian era gardening is an ornate refinement of the English garden. Often, divided into cute little garden “rooms”.

An almost-pink flower on a field of leafs | “Flower” by oatsy40 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Landscaping in general requires an understanding of the land and what the area is intended to be used for.

The Horticultural Society of London was founded in 1804 and was a response to growing interest in little private park like gardens.

Modern American landscaping has become quite commercial and often includes things like snow removal.

Even hotly contested presidential elections get landscaping companies involved.

Landscaping Network does still suggest not limiting yourself to pastel colors.

By Michael Carver
November 7, 2020 9:19 AM

It’s a pretty flower

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Egyptian Fear over Ethiopian Dam Highlighted by Trumpian Trump Remark

Just as a certain something rolls down hill, water flows down river.

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In his typical style, Trump expressed concern about what Egypt might do over concerns about the impact of filling and operating a dam in Ethiopia.

President Trump speaks to Sudan on the phone. | The National

Egypt has been concerned about the impact of this dam since the project began to be planed in the 50’s.

Conflict over dams on this part of the Nile are nothing new. Several dams were built in Sudan in the 60’s and 70’s.

There are some who claim that the negative effects of filling and operating the dam could be largely mitigated, but this would likely mean three whole sovereign nations working together.

Egyptian GM Bassem Amin recently won a game of chess.

Ethiopia has expressed concern that Trump would say something like that.

By Michael Carver
October 24, 2020 10:11 AM

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Trump Uses Both Hands

Human appendages are sometimes used to lift things.

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In a move reminiscent of Mark Zuckerberg, while interviewed, the President of the United States of America used more than one hand to take a sip of water.

The ensuing discussion has some people worried that he may be showing signs of neurological disease such as Parkinson’s.

Some tremors have kept people talking about them and the neurological implications of them for upwards of 800 years.

Whether or not you notice it, tremors can be a sign of neurodegenerative disease and even an indication of increased mortality. But some studies do not find this association, rather that it’s just an old person thing.

The movement of this tiny glass coincides with the homeowner water bill relief package allocations from the CARES Act.

Primary Writing Tremor generally has a frequency of 5 to 7 hertz.

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Debate Tonight

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A normal debate would have a single topic known in advance.

Donald Trump with mouth open
“Donald Trump” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

While it is possible to find something unprecedented in almost any event, tonight’s debate has an easy one to pick out. The debate’s organizer intended to silence the participants at various times.

Each side will have 2 minutes for each 15 minute segment, uninterrupted time.

Even though it’s kinda like being preemptively put in time out, strangely, this moves the event closer to the format of an actual debate.

In 1948 a presidential primary debate focused on outlawing the Communist party and in this one the opening statements were 10 times as long!

Some people think that there should be no muting because it can only make Trump look good and throw off Biden or the moderator, but this probably can’t stop either thing from happening.

Some of the recent residents of the ISS have made it safely back in time to watch the debates from solid ground.

Some of the information obtained from NPR concerning this national event was modified by the other party at 9:50 ET

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