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Opinion: Olbermann timeline or the Nexus of Politics and Terror

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Last Thursday night during “MSNBC Countdown” Keith Olbermann presented a timeline of what he calls the “Nexus of Politics and Terror” in the USA. Events are clustered together into 13 time groups starting 18-May-2002 to show how the government and administration in the US has put spin on old, untrue or hold-back information to suppress other stories or influence news and the public towards their political agendas.

The video starts with an intro on the most recent FISA voting…

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Humor: (Dada) Time Waster web sites (2)

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Also in the best tradition of the “dadaist nihilistic movement” from the 1920s, this site neither does anything nor provides any useful information – but in difference to the two others we have introduced in a “previous post” this one also has some kind of political aspect and if it’s just a name.

The web site with the title “B.O. Is Your New Bicycle” provides you with a new teaser line every time you click on the text.

Our favorite so far: “B.O. spent the afternoon setting up your router”…

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Time: Cold War Calculators

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Those who still remember slide rules from the time before pocket calculators or learned flying a plane before GPS devices became so common will love this site. Others who remember the atrocities of the cold war might have a different approach to these relics from a time we all hoped that it would have long passed…

But whatever approach or understanding for that time you might have the web site “Cold War Calculators” – a site dedicate to radiac calculators slides – might show you some new “instruments” seemingly necessary during this dark period…

We didn’t know there were that many kinds of different calculators for these strange purposes – radiation dosage calculators, bomb damage effect computers, nuclear effects estimators, causality slide rules, weapons effects rules and calculators, fallout predictors, burst calculators…

Anyway – bang you’re gone…

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Quote of the day: Quotes with horses

We were surprise how many quotes or proverbs with horses exist. Below our quick list of the most interesting ones: “I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.” Abraham Lincoln – 16th US President (1861-65) “Speak the truth but ride a fast horse.” West Texas saying “The [...]


Video: Glisse

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Outstanding stop motion video by artist “Nicolas Lelièvre”. He created this movie with dancer Jean-Baptiste André. The music is by “Mils”…

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Animation: Zoudov

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Great animation with a Cold War spy story plot set out at an USSR rocket launch station.

Also available as Quicktime from the “Zoudov” web site…

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