This weeks links (2019-11-11)

In brief:

* AAP FactCheck [AAP FactCheck]

❝ Restoring confidence in content through independent verification of the facts. ❞

Some reading/listening:

* 📻 Old Time Radio – Magic Island – Single Episodes []
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
Magic Island was a syndicated serial that first aired sometime in 1936 and consisted of one hundred thirty 12-minute episodes. The storyline dealt with a wealthy woman and her search for her long lost daughter. She finds her on a man-made island that can submerge to avoid detection. The series was targeted for a juvenile audience and small children are the main focus of the story line.

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European Outdoor Film Tour 19/20

E.O.F.T. is back with the most inspiring and thrilling adventure films of the year.
The most renowned film event on the European outdoor calendar: The European Outdoor Film Tour (E.O.F.T.) came to Australia and New Zealand for the very first time last year, and is back with more this year.
E.O.F.T. features inspirational protagonists with a heartfelt passion for adventure and the great outdoors. Throughout the programmes of the last 17 years, we’ve followed one principle: We need no actors, no blue screen, no second takes. Only true adventure. THIS IS REAL.
No script, no actors, no special effects. ❞

📅 European Outdoor Film Tour 19/20 – Melbourne – Astor Theatre: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
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Opt to Act

#OptOutside: Opt to Act

❝ #OptOutside is just the beginning. Continue to act with 52 weekly challenges to reduce your impact, get active and leave the world better than you found it.
On their own, none of these 52 actions are going to save the world. But each week offers a chance to incorporate more eco-friendly behavior into your everyday life. And if we all start being better, together, we can do a lot of good. ❞
The Opt to Act Plan – 52 simple weekly challenges for a year of action

❎ Week 1: Make cleaning up a part of your daily habits. Take part: Dec. 1–7, 2019
❎ Week 2: Go bagless. Carry reusable bags for all shopping. Take part: Dec. 8–14, 2019
❎ Week 3: Opt out of junk mail. Take part: Dec. 15–21, 2019
❎ Week 4: Forgo traditional wrapping paper to cut down on waste this holiday season. Take part: Dec. 22–28, 2019
❎ Week 5: Make your New Year’s resolution an environmentally sustainable one…for example, keep following this plan. Take part: Dec. 29, 2019–Jan. 4, 2020
❎ Week 6: Get familiar with your local recycling and composting options and guidelines. Take part: Jan. 5–11, 2020
❎ Week 7: Recycle snack wrappers in a Subaru Loves the Earth TerraCycle bin at your local REI. Take part: Jan. 12–18, 2020
❎ Week 8: Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by getting out and serving others. Take part: Jan. 19–25, 2020
❎ Week 9: Try to go paperless for one day this week. Take part: Jan. 26–Feb. 1, 2020

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4 Peaks – The Bright Alpine Climb (2019)

Event: 4 Peaks – The Bright Alpine Climb
40th running of the Bright Alpine Climb in 2019
Date: 2nd – 5th November 2019 (Melbourne Cup weekend)
Location: Bright, Victoria
Organised by: Mountain Sport

The Bright Alpine Climb, also known as the Four Peaks Climb, started in 1979 to get walkers into the hills to enjoy the superb scenery the area around Bright has to offer. Runners have since joined the walkers and have added excitement to the event. To the current day – runners and walkers all mix well throughout the four day event.
The Bright Alpine Climb – 4 Peaks is a 4 day walking and running event based in the Bright area in Victoria. Each day participants tackle a new peak with distances varying from 10.6km to 15km. All events are hosted on gazetted trails and the trails are “marked” for the event to help provide guidance to participants. It’s a very casual event – each climb is timed and on the final day – the results are added together to get your overall time.

Day 1 – 2nd November 2019 – Mt Buffalo (10.6km)
Day 2 – 3rd November 2019 – Mt Feathertop (12km, and then back down)
Day 3 – 4th November 2019 – Mt Hotham (15km)
Day 4 – 5th November 2019 – Mystic Hill (11km)

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Wednesday Win (2019-NOV-06)

Finals Replay – Red Bull Rampage 2019

Red Bull Rampage 2019 FULL Highlights

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The Walk to Rivendell : Rauros to Mt Doom (The Journey of Frodo and Sam)

Having just journeyed from Lothlorien to Rauros using Eowyn Challenge’s The Walk to Rivendell and Beyond, finishing with the Breaking of the Fellowship, we are now following the journey of Frodo and Sam from Rauros to Mt Doom.

Map from Karen Wynn Fonstad’s The Atlas of Middle-earth

❝ ‘Let me think!’ said Aragorn. ‘And now may I make a right choice, and change the evil fate of this unhappy day!’ He stood silent for a moment. ‘I will follow the Orcs,’ he said at last. ‘I would have guided Frodo to Mordor and gone with him to the end; but if I seek him now in the wilderness, I must abandon the captives to torment and death. My heart speaks clearly at last: the fate of the Bearer is in my hands no longer. The Company has played its part. Yet we that remain cannot forsake our companions while we have strength left. Come! We will go now. Leave all that can be spared behind! We will press on by day and dark!’ ❞
The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 1, The Departure of Boromir

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The Walk to Rivendell : Rauros / Breaking of the fellowship

389/622.4 3 Reach the lawn of Parth Galen below Amon Hen. “Rauros was roaring with a great voice.” Camp there.
Feb. 26 – Day 11 – Breaking of the Fellowship
Bonus Miles
x Frodo: Wandering aimlessly at first in the wood. Towards the slopes of the hill. Argue with Boromir. To the summit of Amon Hen. Back down the Hill.
Reached: 2019-Nov-02

The Fellowship continues down the River Anduin, reaching the Falls of Rauros (622.4km), the great falls of the River Anduin at which the river fell from the Nen Hithoel into the wetland of Nindalf.
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