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Google Doodle to honor inventor of zippers

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Today Google honors Gideon Sundback, the engineer who invented the zipper in 1908 / 1914 with a doodle on their landing page…
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Quote of the day: Politics by Fear

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We would normally not quote a leading Nazi figurehead, but when this leader said the following lines he was certain that his life will soon end in the Nuremberg Trials and had no interest to palliate one of the fundamental principles of the Nazi reign in Germany 1933-1945.

The Nazis in Germany during that period were the first in recent history that have…

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Quote of the day: Different minds

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Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884 – 1962, First Lady of the United States

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RIP: Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Much can be said about Alexander Solzhenitsyn who died this weekend in Russia, and many will certainly do. With a courageous person like him having left us a few words by us might be allowed as well. He was…

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US removes Nelson Mandela from terror list

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Just in time for his 90th birthday this month the USA has removed former South African President and Nobel Peace Price laureate Nelson Mandela from the so called “US terrorists watch list”. After the bill had been approved by the US Senate, G.W Bush has now signed it and by that bringing an end to at least one of the most visible quarrels beleaguering this “list” since a long time.

“…Today the United States moved closer at last to removing the great shame of dishonoring this great leader by including him on our government’s terror watch list…” said Senator John Kerry.

Previously Nelson Mandela like other former ANC freedom fighters required…

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RIP: George Carlin

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Great US comedian, author and actor George Carlin died yesterday evening in Santa Monica of heart failure. Thanks for all the great time you have given us. (6 video links)…

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