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Old 07-03-2015, 09:04 PM   #16
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Avalon (Welsh: Ynys Afallon; probably from afal, meaning "apple") is a legendary island featured in the Arthurian legend.. It first appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's 1136 pseudohistorical account Historia Regum Britanniae ("The History of the Kings of Britain") as the place where King Arthur's sword Excalibur was forged and later where Arthur was taken to recover from his wounds after the Battle of Camlann.. Avalon was AssoCIAted from an early date with mystical practices and people such as Morgan le Fay...

Avalon is located on Santa Catalina Island, approximately 22 miles (35 km) south-by-southwest of the Los Angeles Harbor breakwater.. It is the only incorporated city to be located on one of the 8 Channel Islands of California..The United States Postal Service Avalon Post Office is located at 118 Metropole Street..The first owner to try to develop Avalon Bay into a resort destination was George Shatto, a real estate speculator from Grand Rapids, Michigan..Chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr. bought a controlling interest in Santa Catalina Island..In May 2007, a fire ripped through 4,750 acres (19.2 km2) of land just outside of Avalon's city limits.. Over 200 firefighting recruits were brought over by U.S. Marine hovercraft and helicopter to protect the city.. Ultimately, only one residence and 6 commercial structures were destroyed..In February 2011, water regulators cited the city for letting tens of thousands of gallons of sewage reach the ocean in 6 spills since 2005..The City of Avalon is oriented around Avalon Bay, with the harbour and beaches forming the center of the town's activity..The main method of transportation within the city is by small gasoline or electric powered motorcars referred to as "autoettes"..

Anglo-American civilization in Newport grew substantially when in 1870 a 105-ton steamer named The Vaquero, captained by Captain Samuel S. Dunnells, against warnings posted by surveyors, safely steered through the lower and upper bay of Newport where it unloaded its cargo.. James Irvine, after hearing the astonishing news, quickly traveled from his home in San Francisco to the San Joaquin Ranch..China House was a distinctive pink home located in Newport Beach, California.. It was built in 1927 by a Pasadena, California resident whose wife loved Chinese architecture and culture..The bright pink home was for many a landmark to mariners upon making entrance to the Newport harbor.. The home was built using elaborate scrolling and curved Chinese architecture that was based on the belief that evil spirits could hide in straight lines !..Evil spirits are also traditionally believed to travel in straight lines, which explains many curvy roads throughout China..The China House was demolished in the 80's...

The most important channel is the central one called 'central channel', which runs in a straight line from the crown of our head down to an area in front of our spine, and along several focal points known as Chakras, or energy wheels .. Each one serves a different function in the practice of Tantra.. The most important Chakra is the one located at the level of the heart, because the heart Chakra is the home of our very subtle mind, This very subtle mind has been with us from conception, for lifetimes without beginning.. As the fundamental consciousness abiding at our heart center throughout this life, the very subtle mind is sometimes referred to as our Residential Mind.. It is actually our original, fundamental Nature, which can only be realized upon awakening...

Human beings born into this world cannot choose the kind of body they would like to have. There are creative forces belonging to each, which are responsible for the variety and diversity of human types, thus making some of them good-looking and others displeasing to the sight.. Those who are good-looking can, like brilliant flowers, do better than those displeasing to the sight in attracting the eyes of the passer-by, but that is all they can do as far as ‘skin-deep’ beauty is concerned..A fragrant flower, though of dull hue, emanates more charm and deserves deeper admiration than a brightly hued type, which possesses nothing but superficial attractiveness.. If it gives out an offensive smell, it is more than worthless in spite of its beauty.. The same is true in the world of human beings wherein a virtuous person, however unsightly, is more worthy of respect than one without any virtue, who, although good-looking, is good-for-nothing..Of course, a man is very likely to choose a line of action that he has followed before, but with training and discipline the mind can be made less wavering and more stable.. It is for this purpose that a system of mind control and self-mastery is laid down..The first step is called Precepts, by which a code of moral conduct is laid down as the basis and framework during the elementary stage of the course.. This, like a ruler for drawing a straight line, prevents us from sidestepping the right path and urges them on straight to the goal.. With this elementary stage well established the rest is sure to be won sooner or later...

Newport (Welsh: Casnewydd) is a cathedral and university city and unitary authority area in south east Wales..Newport has been a port since medieval times, when a castle was built by the Normans..Compared to many Welsh towns, Newport's economy had a broad base, with foundries, engineering works, a cattle market and shops that served much of Monmouthshire..The post-war years saw renewed prosperity, with Saint Woolos Cathedral (now Newport Cathedral) attaining full cathedral status in 1949, the opening of the modern integrated Llanwern steelworks in 1962, and the construction of the Severn Bridge and local sections of the M4 motorway in the late 1960s, making Newport the best-connected place in Wales.. A flourishing local music scene in the early 1990s led to claims that the town was "a new Seattle"..The county borough of Newport was granted city status in 2002 to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee..The city is historically industrialised with a large working-class population..The Great Western main railway line also passes through the heart of the city, stopping at Newport railway station..Additionally junction 23A lies just outside the city boundaries and provides local access..Newport railway station underwent a £22 million refurbishment programme, completed in time for the Ryder Cup in October 2010..Newport has nine public bridges spanning the River Usk, connecting the east and west of the city..Newport has several internet radio stations, the most popular of which is Newport City Radio..Newport has 3 international twinning- Heidenheim, Germany, since 1980 - Kutaisi, Georgia, since 1989-Guangxi Province, China, since 1996..Newport Civic Centre is the seat of government for the city of Newport, South Wales and is a Grade II* Listed building in the Art Deco style..

The straight distance between Bridgend (Wales) and Newport (Wales)is 25.5259 mi, but the driving distance is 28.58 mi..It takes 36 mins to go from Bridgend to Newport..An article in People magazine reported that by February 2012 seventy-nine people had committed suicide by hanging.. Most of the victims are young adults, but the age range is 13 to 41 years of age.. In 2010 police asked the media to stop covering the suiCIDes in an attempt to prevent copy-cats..Madeleine Moon, MP for Bridgend said that the media were "now part of the problem"..Many of the victims were Teenagers between the ages of 13 to 17... if there was a species above us in the food chain?. How do you think you'd feel if that species lost total respect for us.. and started slaughtering us wholesale?..

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