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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Taiwan Scrambles Jets, Navy as China Aircraft Carrier Enters Taiwan Strait

quote [ TAIPEI ?

Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships on Wednesday as a group of Chinese warships led by China's sole aircraft carrier sailed north through the Taiwan Strait,the latest sign of heightened tensions between Beijing and the self-ruled Taiwan.

The Soviet-built Liaoning aircraft carrier, returning from exercises in the South China Sea, was not trespassing in Taiwan's territorial waters but entered its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the southwest, Taiwan's defense
ministry said.

As a result Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships to ?surveil and control? the passage of the Chinese ships through the narrow body of water separating Taiwan and China. ]

Please, please, don't be a diversion from Pissgate.
[SFW] [travel] [+2 WTF]
[by HoZay@9:25amGMT] [20 comments]

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

An Atlas for the Mythical Places that Have Populated Our Maps

quote [ Atlantis may be the most famous of mythical destinations, but the history of cartography is strewn with non-existent places. California appeared as an island on numerous 17th-century maps, and a 16th-century ?Map of the Arctic? by Gerardus Mercator included a colossal magnetic mountain at the North Pole. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:46pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 6 January 2017

Free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass

quote [ All national parks in Canada are free to commemorate the Sesquicentennial (150th Birthday) of Canada. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Good]
[by XregnaR@5:33pmGMT] [2 comments]

Venice Minus Water

quote [ For the second year in a row, low tides in Venice have sunk to such record levels that it has left the city almost entirely without water. Visitors who came to the city expecting to ride gondolas through the city?s famous blue-green canals have found their plans foiled, as without water many of the city?s primary transport have been left grounded on the canals? muddy beds. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+7 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:46amGMT] [8 comments]

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Azorean Palace in the Clouds

quote [ Atop a dormant volcano in the Azores, the remnants of the abandoned Monte Palace Hotel slowly disappear behind vegetation. In the late 1980s this hotel was the culmination of more than ten years of planning. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:08amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Drunk Canada pilot arrested in cockpit before take-off

quote [ A pilot who was drunk in the cockpit of an airliner is arrested shortly before take-off in Canada. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Good]
[by XregnaR@7:17pmGMT] [7 comments]

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Every Disputed Territory in the World

quote [ Most of the world is divided neatly into distinct nations with clearly defined borders. This map is about the locations that do not fit that model, territories that are claimed by more than one country / occupying force. The conflicts range from major wars whose impact is felt around world (e.g. Islamic State) to minor disagreements over remote, uninhabited rocks (e.g. Rockall Island). ]
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by satanspenis666@5:34amGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Obama designates new National Monuments in Nevada and Utah

quote [ The designations further cement Obama?s environmental legacy as one of the most consequential ? and contentious ? in presidential history. ]

This includes the areas abused by the Bundy's and their racist vandal pals. It's a major 'fuck you' to the anti-federal lands contingent.
Previously covered in this post and this one (mistakenly identified as the Oregon refuge).

[SFW] [travel] [+7 Good]
[by sanepride@10:30pmGMT] [10 comments]

Monday, 19 December 2016

Nagoro: The Japanese Village of Dolls

quote [ The village of Nagoro on the south-western island of Shikoku, in Japan, was once home to hundreds of residents. But over the years, Nagoro?s population had fallen dramatically as the village's young inhabitants left to find work and better lives in cities, leaving the very old ?the pensioners? as Nagoro?s only residents today. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:05amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 18 December 2016

How Sweden Has Redesigned Streets To Route Around Bad Human Behavior

quote [ If a car almost hits a pedestrian when the car is turning right on a red, whose fault is it? According to Matts-ke Belin, Sweden's traffic safety strategist, the blame is on whoever designed the intersection. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Good]
[by satanspenis666@7:52pmGMT] [6 comments]

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