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Notes after Woodstock Fruit Festival 2016

2017/11/20
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Modified: 2017/11/05
Notes after Woodstock Fruit Festival 2016

  Woodstock Fruit Festival was held from August 21 to August 28, 2016. This page will eventually grow with more and more pictures from various days of this week-long event. Most of this will be interesting for the actual participants of the Woodstock Fruit Festival that has nothing to do with Woodstock. 2016-08-25 THU Camp Walden – Diamond Point, NY USA Activity Tent #2 – 21-year old guru. Nikita with a straw. 2016-08-26 FRI Camp Walden – Diamond Point, NY USA Rainy Breakfast – Business Lunch – Corny Dinner People! – Can we get enough people for the next year? 2016-08-27 SAT Camp Walden – Diamond Point, NY USA Supper time – Last Supper…

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Aug 25 SAT – Agriturismo in Pitigliano [… in progress …]

2017/11/18
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Modified: 2017/09/16

[…in progress…] Today is Saturday.  After breakfast, we checked out, but spent another 45 minutes in the pool.  Guests from yesterday have already left the night before or earlier this morning.  We had the entire property to ourselves. We departed from Agriturismo “La Quiete”  near Cecina at 12:00 noon.  We drove 99 km on a highway to Grosseto, and then jumped into a winding road toward Pitigliano and some address I entered into GPS. The road was so saturated with turns that we had to stop and catch our spinning heads. Around 2 PM we had lunch in Enoteca Dei Mille Di Detti Michele in Seasano (14:54 – 2 Piazza Garibaldi,…

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“Бруклинский мост” by B. Маяковский     (translated into English by Alexei Alayev)

2017/11/16
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Modified: 2017/11/05

Here is a final version of a complete translation of Vladimir Mayakovsky poem BROOKLYN BRIDGE . . . Если вы свободно владеете и Английским и Русским, вы должны получить удовольствие от этого виртуозного перевода . . .

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2017-11 – From the Editor – Who is My President?

2017/11/16
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Modified: 2017/11/16
My-President

Area Not my President My President Overall Government is a bunch of strong, confident people, and we will take care of you. People are strong and confident and Government is here to keep it this way. People People are week, lazy and stupid.  They need all the help they can get. People are strong and confident.  They know best how to spend their money and solve their problems. Money Government knows best how to spent peoples money and how to help these poor people with their problems. People know best how to spend their money and Government is here to maintain currency strong and competitive. Taxes Poor need all the help they…

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Woodstock Fruit Festival (WFF) – August 16-23, 2015

2017/11/15
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Modified: 2017/11/05
WFF2015 - Lira in a Mess Hall

Camp Walden, Diamond Point, NY August 16-23, 2015 Don Bennett – http://health101.org/ Raw Food Our ancestors were slowly gathering fruits and plants to eat.  We need to emulate this pattern with eating mostly tropical fruits for calories and nutrition.  For minerals we need to eat greens and  other vegetable.  Emprasis on RAW is made for two main reason: (01) coking is destroying nutritional values of the food, and (02) cooked food is modified food.  That makes it a stranger in our digestive system. 80-10-10 Eating mostly fruits will dictate a certain ratio of where we getting out calories from.  That way we can  get 80% of our calories from carbohydrates (raw fruits);  10% from  protein and 10%…

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Aug 24 FRI – Torre del Lago Puccini – Pisa and Agriturismo

2017/11/14
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Modified: 2017/09/16
12-30 Pommery Afar

Today is Friday. We woke up at 7:22, and had a luxury to gather our things slowly. No rush. No hurry. Our next stop is Villa Puccini that is 67 km away. We are now turning back South. Yesterday we reached our North-most point in the trip – Levanto. Today is a beginning of a new billing cycle on my Verizon account. At 08:37 (2:37AM in America) I am resetting my data counter on iPhone. Each 100 MB cost $25, and for the first 12 days of vacation I used up 90.6MB. Perfect. Now for the next 10 days in Italy I could use another 100MB. Why they make such a…

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Ищут Россию: народ, церковь и государство

2017/11/11
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Modified: 2017/11/05
Fallen-Russia 2014

Пишут ли люди ещё что-нибудь кроме  text messages?  Оказывается – пишут.  Здесь перед вами email обмен из 5 посланий.  Отец пишет из Москвы, а двое сыновей отвечают из Америки. Поводом для этого обмена послужил сборник статей  “Монтаж и демонтаж секулярного мира”.  Книга это более 400 страниц, но мы предлагаем начать прямо со статьи Морозова  – Легенды и мифы российской истории . . . Олег Морозов Легенды и мифы российской истории: историческая политика руководства Русской православной церкви в начале XXI в. (в книге Монтаж и демонтаж секулярного мира)   =01= 2014-12-22 8:23 GMT-05:00    Отец: Дорогие ребята, решил переслать вам один материал. Интересно, как вы к нему отнесётесь. Папа. From: Carnegie Moscow Center Sent:…

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Aug 23 THU – Cinque Terra [… in progress …]

2017/11/10
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Modified: 2017/09/16
Monterosso al Mare - Seashore

[…in progress…] Our bus to the train station was scheduled for 09:10, so we woke up at 07:30 and went down to have a large free breakfast. Fruits and eggs, and several cornetti (croissants).  Very good. At the front desk I did buy  2 LEVANTO – LA SPAZIA unlimited one day train tickets with rights to use the Park trails (€10×2 = €20 cash). Five for usage of the park, and five for unlimited rides between La Spezia and Levanto. We took a free hotel-provided shuttle at 09:10 to La Spezia train station, and at 09:26 I already validated the tickets in one of the yellow machines on the platform.  Single…

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Trip to Montreal – July 2011 – Through New Hampshire

2017/11/08
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Modified: 2017/11/05
Place-des-Arts

There are only 3 warm long weekends in a year - Memorial, July 4-th and Labor Day. Get an extra day off and get away from the city every time. This article is about wonders of Sawyer Pond in New Hampshire and fantastic Montreal in French-speaking Quebec. Read all about 2 bikes, 4 nights, $700 and 800 miles.

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Aug 22 WED – Lucca (Toscana) – La Spezia (Liguria)

2017/11/06
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Modified: 2017/09/16
La Spezia - Hotel Ghironi

  Today we woke up at 9:15 in Lucca.  This is a middle of a second week and it is a midpoint in our trip.  This is night number 12 out of 24. Right now (10:37) we are finishing our fruit breakfast in the kitchen, and planning to stroll around the city over the city walls.   Lucca – City walls are so thick that a wide comfortable boulevard is forming a unique circle around the center Lucca – Basilica di San Frediano – 13:16   First, we climbed the city wall (11:52) near our hotel (Corso Garibaldi) and walked our marry ways along with other pedestrians and bicyclists. The walls…

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2015 BMW 535i xDrive Gran Turismo – Dark Graphite

2017/11/05
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Modified: 2017/11/05
Test-Drive-Day-2015-06-14-S

This article is to record all the random and wonderful coincidences and events that led to finding and purchasing a new 2015 535i xDrive Gran Turismo on Sunday, June 14 2015. This article started on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  This car has a few days of history with me, but it was sitting in the showroom long enough to be discounted and get into an “attractive” zone.  The earliest date on the documentation provided is 2014-09-19 when this car went through inspection before entering a showroom.   Date Event 2015-06-01 MO 15:01 I received an email from BMW to schedule a routine free service appointment for my 2013 BMW 320Xi. 16:12 I…

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