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Remember the Scott Expedition, of which three members died 100 years ago today
"Every day we have been ready to start for our depot 11 miles away, but outside the door of the tent it remains a scene of whirling drift. I do not think we can hope for any better things now. We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker, of course, and the end cannot be far. It seems a pity but I do not think I can write more. R. Scott. For God's sake look after our people."
Does anyone know anything special about Amerigo Vespucci?
I don't want any of you complaining about my lack of knowledge or to inundate me with theories about who really discovered the New World, I just need to know a few things about the voyage in which he discovered America...let's just say that it's for my Symphony.
Brace yourselves, WebDippers, we have an opportunity to say something that actually matters for a change! (Brits only, sadly). Instead of making the same old arguments to the same old people, why not say something to the government as they consider new legislation?
So a professor apparently nominated me to attend the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Lauretes (http://www.nobelsummitchicago.org) in Chicago next month. I'll get to see two panels, one on nuclear non-proliferation and the other being the closing panel. But I actually know very little about any of these people. I will obviously do research of my own, but I'd appreciate it if anyone could post any cool info they have (links, sources, anecdotes, etc.).
The panelists are:
“A World Without Nuclear Weapons” Moderator: Jim Wooten
Panelists to include:
President Oscar Arias Dr. Shirin Ebadi Mrs. Ingeborg Breines, International Peace Bureau International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala, PUGWASH Conferences
“A Final Conversation with the Laureates” Moderator: Jim Wooten
Panelists to include:
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama President Mikhail Gorbachev Professor Jody Williams Ms. Tawakkol Karman
"Treat all economic questions from the viewpoint of the consumer, for the interests of the consumer are the interests of the human race." Frédéric Bastiat- 1850 (He is even European, where did Europe lose its way-Bismarck)
Guys, I got tired of having to hide the screen from my kids when I was reading the Forum posts because of the widespread use of the F-word and other profanity. So--it's not personal if I muted you, or your thread.
Alright, say some of your friends dated a chick who is, let's say, a whore. Now, you go after her just for that reason; not to date her, but just to get a little somethin somethin. Does that break the "bro code"?
Those in the human race who are lazy, dishonest, unmotivated, drug addicts, drunks and unreliable want government to be strong so government can provide them a life they would never or could never provide for themselves by their own efforts. This thread is dedicated to them, and to keeping Govt. weak