Posted by: mbconsulting | March 26, 2012

Thee Caffeinated Crow

This past week I had the opportunity to wander around the city of Amsterdam, and in between touristing and sightseeing and taking pictures of birds and cats, I took note of some of the unexpected art to be found along the way.

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Posted by: mbconsulting | March 12, 2012

The Best Presidents

On Monday, the 20th of February, 2012, in the United States, Presidents Day was, as always, celebrated on the third Monday of February.

From my perspective there are two Great Presidents:

– the Republican- Ronald Reagan;

– the DemocratBarack Obama.

I discovered that not so many people knew that Ronald Reagan was in fact a Bachelor of Arts degree in economy and sociology and only after a while he jumped into  actor career and than into politics. The most remarkable acts were related with the foreign relation between US and Russia and between US and Germany.

Only a few may remembered, or really knew, that President Reagan was a target in an teerorist attack in 1981. It was the year when, I supposed that the former Soviet Unions decided to physically eliminate “his enemies”, such as the American President, the Egyptian President and Pope Ioan Paul. Ronald Reagan was indeed targeted with bullets, but he was not seriously affected. Instead, one of his staff member had problems upon our days.

Ronald Reagan had two dreams and both came true:

– one involved the signing of the first Treat for Nuclear Weapons with Russia and

– the other one, came true a little bit latter, and it was related with destroying the Berlin’s Wall. It was a signal for the reunification of the Germany, but much more a signal for the Eastern European countries to look for their liberty…

Unforgettable speech “Mr. Gorbaciov tear down down the wall” held by Ronald Reagan in front of the Branburghic Gates is presented below:

On the other hand the Democrat President, Mr. Barack Obama – Acting President – is is more difficult to be presented, his mandate is not yet over and intend to run for a new one. From my perspective, the most remarkable act is related with his courage and his ability to work with different forces in order to eliminate the enemies that tried to distroy one nation in a single day in September 2001.

Much more than this, I was also impressed by his speech presented at Nobel Prize for Peace received, as unusual, at the begining of his mandate. I kept into my mind his theory: the peace is the best for all the parts,but there are moments and times when only the war may bring the peace. I understood that it is a stated developed policy for dealing with conflicts for searching the peace.

Your sincerely,

Mbconsulting

Posted by: mbconsulting | March 11, 2012

A place that must be visited! Try it at least once in your life!

Nick Debono Photography

My trip to Chicago, IL…. Where do I begin haha

As a photographer there are certain locations, places, and destinations that will spark your interest and fit your style.. Chicago, was one of them. I had always wanted to go to Chicago, I heard so many things about this city good, and bad. I wouldn’t let the bad stop me. To star off here are some cool & interesting facts about Chicago:

1. Chicago was one of the first and largest municipalities to require public art as part of the renovation or construction of municipal buildings, with the passage of the Percentage-for-Arts Ordinance in 1978.

2. The Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at 110 stories high. Its elevators are among the fastest in the world operating as fast as 1,600 feet per minute.

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3. The first televised U.S. presidential candidates’ debate was…

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Posted by: mbconsulting | March 11, 2012

Lake Tahoe/ Sand Harbor State Park – wonderful place that is inviting you to visit it!

phoblography

After spending a couple of days on the slopes, we thought we’d take a break to explore more of Lake Tahoe’s beauty.

Enter Sand Harbor State Park, a recommended spot by our hosts and only a short 48-minute drive away. What a treat!

The water was blue, green and clear all at the same time. I read somewhere that objects can generally be seen on the bottom in 70 feet of water.

We actually climbed onto these rock formations. I was very paranoid about my camera, but we made it out of there alive!

Factoid: The lake stays at a constant 39 degrees near the bottom and can warm up to 68 degrees along the shore.

Big and beautiful. Lake Tahoe is 22 miles long and 12 miles wide.

I could’ve stayed there all day.

And you can thank my husband for this last picture who exclaimed to me…

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Posted by: mbconsulting | March 11, 2012

The WordPress.com Blog

If you’ve ever wondered where on Earth all the visitors to your site are coming from, this feature is for you!

Mosey on over to your My Stats tab on the WordPress.com homepage:

…and check out the brand new “Views by Country” panel.
Now, you can see at a glance exactly which countries comprise your audience:

When you click on or hover over a country name, the map zooms in so you can really get a feel for all the parts of the planet your content has reached:

The Summaries page shows you country stats for the previous week, month, quarter and all time, but keep in mind this feature is new and views by country are not available prior to March 2012:

We are tremendously excited to be working on new features like this for your WordPress.com My Stats tab.  Stay tuned for the next evolution!

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Posted by: mbconsulting | March 11, 2012

Guapola

Today’s Music: The Police – Every Breath You Take
Days Til Spring: 20

This is just something I wanted to get off my chest, and since it isn’t what I usually do, I thought I’d throw it in on the extra day we get this year.
I ride the NY Subway system every workday. I take the train in, I take the train out. Sometimes in the course of my day, I need to take the train Uptown. Then, to get back to the office, I need to take the train Downtown.
The J, M, 4, 5, 6, 7, E, F, R, G, 1, 2, 3, 9. Even the D. I’ve ridden almost every line in the system.
Sometimes it’s a freaking nightmare.

The NY Subway has around 7.5 million riders per day. They go down to the platform, get on train, get off the train and back to the…

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Posted by: mbconsulting | March 11, 2012

Posted by: mbconsulting | March 11, 2012

The WordPress.com Blog

For nearly thirty years, ArLynn Presser avoided leaving her neighborhood in Winnetka, Illinois, as she would experience debilitating anxiety and panic attacks when visiting public places and interacting with people outside her home.

But once she turned fifty, the romance writer decided that she was tired of living in isolation, and ready to face her greatest fear. On December 31, 2010 she started a blog at ArLynnPresser.WordPress.com and wrote in her first post, “My New Year’s resolution is to meet every Facebook friend I have.”

And so she spent 2011 visiting friends all over the world (and meeting some for the very first time). Her son Joseph accompanied her on the journey, recording video clips for ArLynn to share on her blog, which she’s been updating regularly since announcing her resolution on New Year’s Eve 2011. By the end of the year she had been to 13 different countries and…

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Posted by: mbconsulting | March 11, 2012

Cherry blossom and Japan!

English: The after the

Image via Wikipedia

My heart is still bleeding for Japan!

Yes, one year is passed, but the pain is not released.

I would like to go there as volunteer, if these may help Japan to recover quickly and forget the drama.

Call me Japan, if you need me there. Thanks.

One year ago there was a tremendous earth-quark in Japan and after that tsunami and after a nuclear disaster at Fukushima.

Who could ever image that such natural disaster would harm such a brave and hard-working nation? Probably it was the hardest attack that the nature decided to focus on a country.

After one year people could not still recover themselves please see the photo.

But I stand with optimism and ask them to look ahead – recover yourself with cherry and celebrate the spring and renewal.

(photo source: bing)

Posted by: mbconsulting | February 6, 2012

From Seattle – the snow and the post.

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Seattle experienced a Snowpocalypse a couple weeks ago, and after seeing all of my friends from home post seemingly endless photos of the buckets of snow and all the fun they were having playing in it, I’m not ashamed to admit that I was experiencing some snow-envy. Snow is such a rare occurrence in Seattle, so to miss out on it, especially when there was not a snowflake in sight here in Holland, was more than enough to put me in a sour mood.

Until today! It began snowing sometime around 8:30am, very lightly, and all morning I watched it snow more and more intensely out my window. By noon, the sidewalks and streets were completely white and Junior Mint-sized clumps of snow were falling steadily from the heavens.

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I took a two-minute jaunt to the grocery store and it was like walking through a low-grade blizzard, flakes swirling all…

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