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  2. I'm irritated with married/partnered people making overtures and then getting pissed when I decline by saying I wouldn't want someone to do the same to me. Get out or stay in and make it work with your spouse. It's the kindest thing you can do.
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  4. I'm laughing at my fellow Dawes fans giving me a lot of crap for admitting I like Matchbox Twenty. I also saw the Third Rock From the Sun episodes where William Shatner plays the big giant head, comes to earth drunk and impregnates Jan Curran's character. It's so funny I can't even remember her name right now. So stupid it's brilliant. I wish I could find a bunch of episodes of Are You Being Served. It's been a rough few days. I'm going to watch Broke Girls now.
  5. That would be nice. We don't ask for much, do we? 😀
  6. I wonder if there will be an extra volume released eventually from these two tours, like "Edge's Picks" came out after the original "U22" compilation from the U2360 tour. It would be nice to have a collection of the rarely/never-previously played (or virtually reinvented, e.g., "New Year's Day", "Dirty Day") songs from the i&e and e&i tours in addition to what we are getting. I have no problem with what's on these two discs; I just hope for a bit more - the total "Innocence and Experience" tour cycle had a lot of exceptional performances that deserve to be commemorated.
  7. Matthew 13 The Explanation of the Parable of the Sower.*18f Hear then the parable of the sower.19The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the kingdom without understanding it, and the evil one comes and steals away what was sown in his heart.20The seed sown on rocky ground is the one who hears the word and receives it at once with joy.21But he has no root and lasts only for a time. When some tribulation or persecution comes because of the word, he immediately falls away.22The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word, but then worldly anxiety and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit.23But the seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.”
  8. OMG, finally someone said that... It's my all time favourite song and I listen to it and like 5 live versions on a daily basis before i start work in the morning.... everyday - that's right... I wanted to have this too in the album.. my dream is to see them play at JT in singapore.. they havent played it at any JT shows in 2017 so im worried if the set list is gonna be the same as 2017 but I really want them to play it...
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  10. 565 GIRLS AND WOMEN Meet the best female cacao farmer in Côte d’Ivoire July 12 2019 | By: SADOF ALEXANDER JOIN Join the fight against extreme poverty EmailJoin Share on Facebook Save on Facebook Share on Twitter Share by Email As a young girl, Christine Amea Manzan would follow her father into his cacao field. After losing her mother, it was up to her father to raise her. She grew up in a rural area of Abengourou, Côte d’Ivoire, always wanting to stay alongside her father and his crops. When she turned six, her father sent her away to school. Years later, as a teenager, she was again sent away – this time to learn sewing, a “proper skill” for a woman to have. The whole time, the memory of her father and the cacao plants never left her mind. “I stayed there for two years,” she says, “then I came back to my father.” She marched into her village, found her father in the fields, and insisted that she become a farmer alongside him. “I told him I was suffering. My mother was not there, and the day that he was no longer alive, no one else would take care of me.” Award-winning cacao farmer Christine Amea Manzan displays photos of her with the president, who honored her for her production. Land rights help equality flourish For Christine, like many women, access to land isn’t just about having a job. It’s about having a secure future. In sub-Saharan Africa, women make up almost half of all agricultural labor, but they only make up 15% of landowners. Secured land rights can boost a woman’s economic security and give her more control at home. On top of that, women with secure land rights earn more in their lifetimes. Women aren’t the only ones to benefit from earning more. Investing in gender equality, including equal access to land rights, improves everyone’s lives. When women are economically empowered, their entire communities are better able to combat poverty. This means that gender equality can increase economic growth, which helps break the cycle of poverty for future generations. It all boils down to this: when women have secure land rights, it helps everyone escape poverty. Christine Amea Manzan says it’s important to share with other women how she became successful and to encourage them that they can also earn a living from cacao farming. Growing her community Christine’s story shows the immense power of land rights. It’s been over three decades since she told her father that she wanted to be a farmer. On that day, he gave her a plot of land, and said she could become a farmer if she could successfully tend the small plot. Growing crops in that plot was the first of many successes. Now, at 64 years old, she’s recognized as the highest-producing female cacao farmer in the country. She’s currently working to increase cacao production for a local cooperative, which Cargill supports. She’s also on a mission to help women in her community follow the same path she did. The education she received from her father helped her carve her own path, and now she’s sharing those lessons with her community. “My first objective today is to tell other women that they can live off cacao, to tell other women that they can benefit, and encourage women to produce cacao.” Read more about ONE’s partnership with Cargill and the global fight for gender equality here.
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  12. We're breaking down the numbers you need to know that sum up (RED), the fight to end AIDS and how you can get involved. https://www.red.org/reditorial/red-by-the-numbers?fbclid=IwAR2FdlK3dDR26P_oWzz3-H0dCSzEhJgMcP1MgtIpCkPsMbJEI260lmzSNQk
  13. We’ve made great strides in the fight against AIDS, but we’re in danger of seeing our progress reverse. Join our digital protest by sharing this post & let’s#endAIDS. http://bit.ly/32wKJfH
  14. 45 078 It was an excellent rainy day today here...... All my Love for rainy weather and wind...the smel and sound of the rain.....Oh....... !!!!
  15. 45 077 my dog is already short haired Padawanbeck84 so I don't think I could shave any off.
  16. 45, 075 - Can you trim your dog's fur at all @caz63 ? My sister shaved a whole load of her dog's fur off as the poor thing was over-heating so much. Now Mika looks like a sheep, but she's coping better with the weather
  17. The U2 songs site is reporting that we might get an announcement on whether a second show will take place later this week. Finger crossed!
  18. 45 074 Very warm Tuesday afternoon counting, it's been so hot at work today and I don't think it's going to cool much tonight, much as I love the hot weather it's so hard trying to sleep, and it's not good for my dog,
  19. "Take the staircase to the first floor...turn the key and slowly unlock the door....In a hotel room her lover turning on..turning off the television....a preacher Of the old time gospel hour stealing money from the sick and the old.......Breathing heavily into a saxophone.....outside it's America.....America...."
  20. 45072 - Grim counting. Flying ants are everywhere. Boris Johnson just got elected as prime minister by 0.1% of the population. Today is not a good day.
  21. 45, 071 - I'm not sure what the temperature is here. Our thermometer in the lounge only goes up to 26 C and it's definitely above that. We're forecast to hit the mid-30s today and Thursday
  22. 📢 Meet The GC Africa Fellows 📢 Powered by BeyGOOD, the Global Citizen Fellowship Program aims to unearth African youth with remarkable potential. Through the program, the Fellows are each engaging in a paid, year-long Fellowship aligned to one of Global Citizen’s four pillars of activity: creative, campaigns, rewards and marketing. Say "hi" in the comment section, and make them feel welcome 👋 https://glblctzn.me/2SBTrVh Beyoncé Tyler Perry
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