China hopeful Iran will compromise with the UNSC

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China’s official Xinhuanet news service is predicting that Iran will compromise with the 5 members of the UN Security Council plus Germany as they meet in Istanbul beginning on Friday. The Chinese news service points out that Iran is suffering 25% to 35% inflation at the moment. Moreover, the Iranian currency has fallen dramatically against [...]

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Brewery Vivant: Zaison Pre-Release Party

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What better way to celebrate summer’s quick approach than with a summer beer release? Our friends at Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids invited us to their Zaison Pre-Release Party on Sunday, April 1st, and the party was a hit for newcomers and Monk Club…

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The Syrian Army’s outlaw Executions (Serle)

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Jack Serle writes at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism: Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have published eight formal reports on Syrian human rights violations since the rebellion began. These have appeared alongside almost daily statements and calls for action over the abuses meted out on civilians. And yet the violence has continued for more [...]

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I’m a Privileged Stay-at-home-mom

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I’m privileged. Oh, you wouldn’t think so if you saw the rusty, dented 2001 Ford minivan I drive around. The inside of it doesn’t look any better with its mosaic of milk splatters, crayon scribbles and ground-in Goldfish crackers. If you took a peek at our 2011 tax return you might wonder how a family of four manages [...]

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Looking for the bright side

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[ Fireflies ] The past couple days have been kind of a giant bummer. I was supposed to perform at a big show tonight, but yesterday the band decided they didn’t want us doing aerial, so rest of the troupe got to do the show and I got to stay home. Sometimes people get nervous [...]

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Nicki Minaj Rocks A Runway Doused In COLOR… She Looks Like A Walking Black BARBIE!!

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The blonde hair, the almost PERFECT face, and the custom coat including tons of COLOR in her other items (including the multi-colored Adidas hightop sneakers)…. Nicki Minaj may be pressing to be a REAL-LIFE Barbie.While the colors are nice and very N…

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The tulip rows

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Whoa, we’re a month ahead of schedule in spring-land here in Michigan! Usually we visit the tulip fields in May for Tulip Time, but I heard a rumor they bloomed early… so we drove out to Holland to see the flowers! We got to Windmill Island and it wa…

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The tulip rows

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Whoa, we’re a month ahead of schedule in spring-land here in Michigan! Usually we visit the tulip fields in May for Tulip Time, but I heard a rumor they bloomed early… so we drove out to Holland to see the flowers! We got to Windmill Island and it wa…

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Why You Should Love Seth Glier

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I first discovered Seth Glier and his musical counterpart, Ryan Hommel, earlier last year when we went to see Willy Porter at the Ark in Ann Arbor. Seth & Ryan were the opening act and they completely blew us away.. it was hard to even focus on Wil…

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They Are Good, Seriously

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Did I ever mention two of my children cannot have dairy? Have you ever clicked on every pretty recipe on Pinterest tried to find good recipes that do not include dairy? I mean really good recipes, not, oh-for-not-having-milk-butter-or-cream-in-it-this-is-not-bad recipes. They are rare, almost as rare as my creativity in the kitchen prior to having children with food [...]

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