Chinese telecoms giants are taking over the world. Should we be scared? (McClenaghan)

August 6, 2012 by  
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Maeve McClenaghan writes at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism:| Huawei is not yet a household name in the UK – for one thing, there is confusion over how to pronounce it – but the Chinese telecommunications giant is spreading its reach around the world. But accompanying its global expansion are worrying whispers of covert surveillance [...]

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Mommy at Heart

August 6, 2012 by  
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In December, the day before Cort’s 33rd birthday, a plane landed in Grand Rapids with his sister, his brother-in-law, and his two nephews…fresh from Ethiopia. I’ve mentioned the adoption many times on facebook and twitter and have linked to MacKenzie’s blog so you can read about their journey. Adoption is not new in the Sluiter [...]

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Casual with Kyle.

August 6, 2012 by  
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Today I got to see my good friend Kyle who is in town from Chile. She is a wedding photographer and that’s how we originally met, but it’s safe to say that we have way more in common than just the photography. She is one of my favorite people and I love seeing her when [...]

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Salsa Me, Please

August 6, 2012 by  
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One of the biggest things I miss, as I’m trying to live a healthier lifestyle, are chips and salsa. Now, of course I can still have the occasional few chips dipped in the roasted red sauce of the Gods. I mean I miss the daily VAT of chips and salsa. I’m fairly certain my mom [...]

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Abandoned mini golf

August 6, 2012 by  
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I’m such a sucker for abandoned things or ghost towns. That’s why I fell in love with this abandoned miniature golf area. I spotted it a couple of months ago and couldn’t wait to come back and take pictures. It was actually kind of creepy walking …

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MOTORCITYBLOG 2012-08-06 15:27:00

August 6, 2012 by  
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Wild Bill Ketelhut provides the “blog” to this anti-blogWild At Heart   I just had a very unbusy weekend and got to catch up with some of my summer concert pics. I did go to see two great bands on the tail end of the weekend as I saw Jesus & M…

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Capsule Wardrobe

August 6, 2012 by  
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Source: passionsforfashion.dk via Brianne on PinterestSource: lesrosiers.polyvore.com via Brianne on PinterestSource: shopbop.com via Brianne on PinterestSource: youtube.com via Brianne on Pinterest I have talked about this a few times, but I this…

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How to get a blogger’s undivided attention

August 6, 2012 by  
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I just returned from New York City and the mega-conference that is BlogHer. Holy Mama! So many bloggers, so many brands, so many sessions, so many friends… Introducing Qwiki and The Dry Bar It can be very hard to focus on ANYTHING when you’re in the midst of 4,500 women and nearly as many brands [...]

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DETROPIA: Let it Be the Rally Cry

August 6, 2012 by  
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The wrapup that is the weekend at Traverse City Film Festival will get fleshed out in muiltiple parts. Part one seems to be the most relavant as it relates directly to Detroit and the film that everyone wants to see: DETROPIA. I was fortunate enough to check it out on Saturday at the festival. A [...]

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PHOTOS: 7th Annual SCP/UR – Backpack Music Festival

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This annual event is a 2 day, 2 stage event for the charitable masses!The 7th Annual SCP/UR Backpack Music Festival  held @ New Center Park 2929 W. Grand Blvd Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5, 2012Admission (with discount incentives fo…

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