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June 17, 2018, 05:18 AM
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Today, I’m going to hold a conference about the current exposition of a Tyrannosaurus in Paris
This summer, the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle is going back in time and giving its visitors the opportunity to dive into the Cretaceous period, to discover one of it’s greatest preserved symbols. Trix, a female Tyrannosaurus rex who is 67 million years old, 12.5 meters long, 4 meters high, and approximately weighed 8 tons during her life, awaits visitors in the nave of the Galerie de Géologie et de Minéralogie.
The photos were taken yesterday.

At the place of concorde

in front of the National Museum of Natural History, near the boulevard St Germain

The garden of the plants

A Turiasaurus femur

the National Museum of Natural History

Inside the museum

an edmontosorus skeleton

The Tyrannosaurus
Discovered in 2013 in Montana, USA, Trix is the second most complete T-Rex in the world. The original intact skull makes this specimen particularly remarkable.

a few photos taken outside

June 23, 2018, 06:39 PM
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Here are a few photos taken today, in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris. Why I went there? because there is a post office opened after 6 o'clock (the only one in France till midnight actually) and I had miscellaneous things to do before.

You'll see a few photos around the Pompidou center and near the bvd Sebastopol. Note that the photos in my car were taken rue de Rivoli then place de la Concorde, usman and vasudev may notice I could certainly have taken a more direct route to come back (for example bld bonne nouvelle - bvd haussmann and then rue d'Amsterdam to reach place de Clichy, and the northern slum).

all the photos here in full size:
(Those who don't have jobs could be inspired by the painter, the one showing his works of art on the floor, even though I don't know the degree of profitability of such a business, they are numerous and there is probably some competition between all those new talents).

Note that if some of you want to move to a big town, don't forget that "the bigger the town, the more vulnerable it is". aa1234779 might be wondering if it's an old quote of Bin Laden, not at all, it's Jancovici, a scientist, who says that. For him, the implementation of the "grand Paris" with new metro stations is totally anachronistic.
That's what he says in this conference, in French:
Here is one in English (shadow.97 may deem it as depressing, the subject is interesting, but at least Jancovici is taking it with his own sense of humour):
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July 01, 2018, 03:41 PM
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Tonight, new photos are available, for download only.
You can download them here:
On the Opera place taken yesterday:!y2hRhCTC!ZU4BWJM86PsydeWSXH488V81Rtm4PtNUdsREaee5EKM

In the Butte-aux-cailles area, token today:!e34lDC6S!SmtzS3fGstL5wJe2wP-1FJO_FoSNfA5KpqOBjyV2xUM

Well, It's faster to do this and I'm tired tonight (It was a very hot day in here). Posting them one by one is a bit tedious. In French I would say fastidieux, but fastidious doesn't have the same meaning, of course.

As you can see on the photos, there are many tourists at the Opera place. The Galleries Lafayette and the Apple store are in the vicinity.
(If you have time and if you want to use Macos, and you can't afford an expensive mcbook...just follow this tutorial:
Many tourists spend their money here, and actually I don't come here very often (I prefer the "real" center of Paris). A few years ago, in 2014 I think, I ate some seafood at the restaurant Leon de Bruxelles, bvd des Italiens, near this place. Some will tell you I'm selfish, but no, I'm rather "shellfish". The photos with the Mango shop is taken on this Bvd.

At the end we can also see the Rue de Rome and the Saint Lazare Station (with the infantry of Macron). A bit later we can see the brand new glass prison (courthouse) from the Rue de Rome. 4 years ago, I used to live a few hundred meters away from here, near the train track.

I remember that Daniil was glad to meet "Momo and Koko"

The photos of the Butte aux Cailles begin with a photo taken Porte d'Italie, and the huge graffiti on a building. Then a few photos were taken place d'Italie. Apparently an artist forgot his work of art on top of a building. I'm sure aa1234779 will look at them carefully.

Then a photo was taken bvd Blanqui with a Sunday market. Then we enter the area of the Butte aux Cailles. This neighbourhood is distinguishable from the rest of the 13th arrondissement with its small building and private mansions. a few months ago I had posted a few photos taken in the Chinese area of the 13th arrondissement and the landscape is a bit different (you can see them here:!fzxDmYpL!QQY9WzSnv9opYYmo1iqy81Fb76JcfR9k7PhjBW_aX18)
On one photo you can see a Byzantyne church which was built between 1894 and 1912 in a place where there used to be a little wooden chapel. It was constructed by the architect Prosper Bobin, with the financiary help of the Lombard family, best known as the Meunier family, owner of the Meunier chocolate factory. The façade, inspired by the Saint-Trophime d’Arles church, opens on a portal, framed by little roman chapiter columns decorated with flowers. Initially called Sainte-Anne-de-la-Maison-Blanche, it is only in 2001 that the name will change to Saint-Anne-de-la-Butte-aux-Cailles.
I took a photo of an autolib, the electric car service provided since 2011. But the service will disappear soon (in one month), since the cumulated losses are huge and nobody wants to pay (Tesla will never be profiable either, in my opinion).
Article here:
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July 07, 2018, 08:07 PM
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Tomorrow, maybe there will be a new conference with some photos.

Note that I was wondering if the administrator is not ill. It's ages since I've not seen him on the forum. Maybe one year, probably much more. Perhaps some users of the forum who speak English or Arabic could try to call him in Palestine, I'm sure you have his phone number. You could ask him about the registration problem on the forum. Otherwise Bpefreddie will remain the last registered user for a long time. However it doesn't seem to affect the regular users who keep coming on the forum.

July 08, 2018, 12:48 PM
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Tonight, a conference about the museum of the army, also known as Les invalides, which is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.
I don't have time to add comments today, I will add them later.

July 11, 2018, 04:46 PM
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Here are a few photos taken on 25 November 2016.
A few of them were taken in La défense. Some of them were shot in the 11th arrondissement (aa1234779 might recognize the place of Bastille). A few of them were taken in the Vincennes woods. And some were taken under the péripherique near porte de Clichy (where it was unusual to see Syrian migrants).

July 14, 2018, 06:28 PM
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Tomorrow, I'm expecting a large audience on the forum. Maybe hundreds of users. Former users could even come back to the forum.
Indeed an excellent movie (actually a documentary) will be released.
What's more, the repack of crysis 3 will be probably released (5.99Gb only). Some testers are needed.
A conference with photos of Le louvre taken yesterday will be released.
I will also disclose my target for the s&p 500 for August in the financial topic.
Finally, in the documentary topic, I will hold a conference to talk about the news that hit the headline recently. Thus, I will tackle miscellaneous subjects like Palestine, the Islamic State in Pakistan, the baby Trump blimp, the current Iraqi protests and the unprecedented OECD wage stagnation. I advise shadow.97 against reading this message if he thinks he'll get depressed.

July 15, 2018, 12:11 AM
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Today, I'm posting a few photos taken in the Louvres.

Place des Victoires, near Le Louvres.

Rue Saint Honoré

Some Algerian Pastries

In front of Le Louvres. Apparently, a welcoming committee is waiting for me.

On the Rue de Rivoli. Apparently they summoned reinforcements to liberate Palestine. It’s only a matter of hours.

In front of the pyramid of the Louvre

Winged Victory of Samothrace.
The monument consists of a statue of a winged female figure – the messenger goddess Victory – and a base in the shape of the prow of a ship, standing on a low pedestal. 220-185 BC

Delacroix – Liberty Leading the People

Delacroix – Scene of the massacre at Chios Greek families awaiting death or slavery framed

Delacroix – The Death of Sardanapalus

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Michelangelo - Rebellious Slave with walker

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David - The Lictors Returning to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons

David – The Intervention of the Sabine Women on gallery wall

David - Oath of the Horatii

Théodore Géricault – The Raft of the Medusa

Pieta of Villeneuve les Avignon

Rubens – Arrival or Disembarkation of Marie de Medici at Marseilles

Panel with sphinxes  - Achaemenid Persian Dynasty, 510 BC

Frieze of Griffins - Persia, 510 BC

Frieze of archers - Persia, 510 BC

View of Capital of a column from the audience hall of the palace of Darius 510 BC.

Winged human headed bull (lamassu or shedu) -  Neo Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II, 721-705 BC

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July 24, 2018, 10:30 AM
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A few months ago, I deleted many messages in this topic. But actually some of them were quite good. Here is one of them. I will repost some old messages if it turns out they were deleted "accidentally".

Today, I’m going to present the most ferocious predator for man. This predator is extremely vicious, because it is attacking at night, and the victim is attacked without its knowing it, in most cases.
I’m going to give you a few tips, so that you can guess which predator is being referred to. I will also give you advice so that you can be prepared to deal with it.
Unfortunately, with climate change, some dangerous species of this predator are migrating northward.

Is it the shark?


Is it Al-Qaeda?


Is it Mister baboon?


You have probably guessed anyway since I already talked about it. This predator is the mosquito. Its sting is not directly lethal, but the mosquito is responsible for the transmission of a whole bunch of diseases, notably dengue and yellow fever, West nile virus, paludism, zika virus, malaria, chikungunya...

Each year as many as 750 000 people are dying because of these diseases, in the world. That’s why it’s important to be very cautious. Don’t leave stagnant water around your house for example, or buy a mosquito net, if needed.
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August 02, 2018, 07:29 AM
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Today, I’m going to hold a special conference to talk about the water war in the USA.

The years go by and the records follow one another, and it seems nothing  is able to stop climate change. On a global scale, 2017 was one of the hottest three years in modern history, ranking, according to the data used, in the second or third place on the podium.

But the global overheating is all the more remarkable because, this time, it does not stem form the El Niño phenomenon, this natural cycle of warming of the Pacific waters which, every three to seven years, pulls the temperatures up, and the influence of which had been strongly felt in 2015 and 2016. The twelve months of 2017 thus rise to the rank of the most torrid year without El Niño since the beginning of the surveys, at the end of the XIXe century.

A boat in the dry pond of Theewaterskloof (South Africa), in 2017

The wars of the water in the United States

In the middle of the desert, the green lawns of Saint George, Utah.
To power the town of southern Utah in full expansion, the authorities want to pump, using a pipeline of 220 km, Lake Powell water, already half empty due to drought.

Sand Hollow golf near Hurricane, Utah, July 26

The locals used to say that this place is paradise nine months a year, but there are three months of hell. At the end of June, on the road from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, it's hell - the 42-degree temperature only dropped a little when the smoke of a gigantic forest fire overshadowed the sun . The crops are irrigated in the old way, by sprinkling water. Finally, we arrive at the subdivision of Sand Hollow, fifteen kilometers from St. George. A golf course - in fact two, one of eighteen holes and one of nine -, and chic houses.

Sandy Shepperd, 70, arrived in Sand Hollow three years ago. He had his house built for 400,000 dollars (350,000 euros). During summer, he takes refuge in the cooler mountains, but the rest of the year he plays golf in the desert. Nothing very ecological, even if the desert vegetation has been planted to reduce the surface of the “green”: the water is not even recycled. The golf is fed by the "natural leaks" of an adjacent tank, which allowed to create a small nautical base. Sandy Shepperd loves his new life and enjoys the company of newcomers. "We're not just with Mormons, like in St. George or Salt Lake City," he says.

Thousands arrive in southwestern Utah, cheaper than California, and more temperate than the north of the state, with severe winters. In 1970, there were only 13,000 in this oasis crossed by the Virgin River, which looks more like a stream than a river . They are now 170,000 in Saint George, in this tree-lined city where young people are gathering in Mexican restaurants, and will probably be 500,000 in 2060.

Okeechobee, the lake that stifles Florida

Dams, pollution, salinity: the fragile ecosystem of the Everglades has been jeopardized to ensure the development of Florida.

At the beginning of the 20th century, a drainage system and canals were organized to dry the Florida marshes. The control of the lake has made it possible to secure the economic development of this state

Lovers of Florida never go there. To get there, one must go for an hour inland, from Palm Beach, the Atlantic seaside resort for billionaires where US President Donald Trump owns his Mar-a-Lago golf course. Or drive for two hours, amid endless sugar cane plantations, leaving the Everglades National Park, the largest swamp in the United States, teeming with alligators, mosquitoes and herons near Miami.

Okeechobee Lake is the key to Florida's ecological system. The future of heavenly beaches, seabed and especially the natural wealth of the Everglades -a World Heritage Site by Unesco- depend on it . The vast expanse of fresh water is the essential source of nutrition for this fragile ecosystem.

When we finally reach it, Okeechobee is not visible, surrounded by a huge dyke. Fishermen are busy, but the serenity is misleading. There is something wrong: we discover a herd of manatees, aquatic mammals that in Florida normally live in salt water. Above all, the waters are seriously polluted.

The fish are gone

Steve Davis, a scientist with the Everglades Foundation, hopes that nuisances related to the lake will soon be resolved. On July 10, the White House authorized the construction of an artificial lake south of Lake Okeechobee. The goal: to clean up its waters and serve as a reservoir for the Everglades during the dry season. Republican state governor Rick Scott praised Twitter for approval of "this project we are fighting for". The file is now on the Congress table. This work  would be a posthumous consecration for George Barley who launched the Everglades Foundation.

Tonight, I’ll probably hold another conference. You will discover the Arab world institute and the area of La Défense.