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Blind skateboarder. Be brave, be safe. Isaac Asimov - The Last Question. Damned! Rick Rescorla. Cyril Richard "Rick" Rescorla (May 27, 1939 – September 11, 2001) was a retired United States Army officer of British birth who served with distinction in Northern Rhodesia as a member of the Northern Rhodesia Police (NRP) and as a soldier in the Vietnam War, where he was a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.[2] As the director of security for the financial services firm Morgan Stanley at the World Trade Center, Rescorla anticipated both attacks on the towers and implemented evacuation procedures credited with saving many lives.

Rick Rescorla

He died in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, while leading evacuees from the South Tower. Early life[edit] Rick Rescorla was born in Hayle, Cornwall, UK, on May 27, 1939.[1][2] Rescorla’s family was of Celtic descent. Rescorla was a natural sportsman, setting a school record in the shot put and was an avid boxer. Military career[edit] UK military[edit] US military[edit] Post-military education and teaching career[edit] Personal life[edit]


Help Me, Doctor - WireTap - CBC Player. May 18, 2008 | 26:29WireTap Klosterman's Questions Audio WireTap Klosterman's Questions May 18, 2008 | 26:29This week we explore hypothetical questions.

Help Me, Doctor - WireTap - CBC Player

Out of Sight (敲敲) Grave of the Fireflies. Grave of the Fireflies received critical acclaim from film critics.

Grave of the Fireflies

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times considered it to be one of the best and most powerful war films and, in 2000, included it on his "Great Movies" list.[3] Two live-action remakes of Grave of the Fireflies were made, one in 2005 and one in 2008. Plot[edit] The flashback begins with a fleet of several hundred American B-29 Superfortress bombers flying overhead. Wood For Wood > Vintage Wings of Canada.

French author Pierre-Antoine Courable and his Belgian cohort Jean Dewaerheid have brought the force of serious research to the seven decade-old legend of Allied bomber crews hitting fake German airfields with fake British bombs.

Wood For Wood > Vintage Wings of Canada

Now, they are looking for former Commonwealth airmen who might have been party to the shenanigans which have become urban legend. In what could easily be the finest and boldest example of death-defying and cheeky nose-thumbing during the Second World War or any conflict for that matter, bomber and intruder crews of the Royal Air Force and USAAF are reputed to have bombed the Luftwaffe's decoy airfields and dummy aircraft, not with high explosives or incendiaries, but with nothing more than dummy bombs made of wood, and painted with the smug remark “Wood for Wood”... all just to make a point.

Imagine if you will. Just as you finish pushing a massive wooden Ju-87 Stuka tail first into the surrounding forest, you hear the sound of approaching aircraft. Nl6WJ.jpg (JPEG Image, 1200x906 pixels) - Scaled (71. Jeff, One Lonely Guy. Shouts & Murmurs: How I Met My Wife. SHOUTS AND MURMURS about man who describes meeting his wife at a party.

Shouts & Murmurs: How I Met My Wife

Thin Places, Where We Are Jolted Out of Old Ways of Seeing the World. SALLstice comments on (Request) Haggling. Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur's Inspirational Transformation! Jet Li HomeWebsite. Interview with Guy Laramée, Artist: Part 1. “The erosion of cultures – and of “culture” as a whole – is the theme that runs through the last 25 years of my artistic practice,” says Québécois artist Guy Laramée.

Interview with Guy Laramée, Artist: Part 1

His four-page CV details only a portion of his artistic career, which has included exhibits, collections, essays, interdisciplinary performances, and sculpture, stands as a testament to his dedication to art as a style of living. RSA Animate - The Secret Powers of Time. 02xuM.png (704×1040) Arthur C. Clarke - The Nine Billion Names of God. “This is a slightly unusual request,” said Dr.

Arthur C. Clarke - The Nine Billion Names of God

Wagner, with what he hoped was commendable restraint. “As far as I know, it’s the first time anyone’s been asked to supply a Tibetan monastery with an Automatic Sequence Computer. I don’t wish to be inquisitive, but I should hardly have thought that your — ah — establishment had much use for such a machine. Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet: Why is it so loved?

12 May 2012Last updated at 00:10 GMT By Shoku Amirani & Stephanie Hegarty BBC World Service.

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet: Why is it so loved?

Fiction: The Secret Number, by Igor Teper. 20 November 2000 Dr.

Fiction: The Secret Number, by Igor Teper

Simon Tomlin studied the man sitting across the table from him. Harrison Bergeron. Horizon - Fermat's Last Theorem. IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER. On July 18 of 1969, as the world waited anxiously for Apollo 11 to land safely on the surface of the Moon, speechwriter William Safire imagined the worst case scenario as he expertly wrote the following sombre memo to President Nixon's Chief of Staff, H.


R. Haldeman. Arthurcclarke. In October of 1945, an article titled "Extra-Terrestrial Relays — Can Rocket Stations Give Worldwide Radio Coverage? " was published in Wireless World magazine, in which world-renowned science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke discussed the idea that, in the near future, artificial satellites placed in a geostationary orbit (now sometimes known as a "Clarke Orbit") could be used as repeaters to relay radio signals.

Eleven years later, Clarke wrote the following letter to Andrew G. 7jFHQ.jpg (1851×1881) Scorsese_foreign-film-list.jpg (696×903) The Power of Words. The Most Astounding Fact (Neil DeGrasse Tyson) Dictator. Defcon 18 Pwned By the owner What happens when you steal a hackers computer zoz part. Moran Cerf - Moth GrandSLAM winning story - Theme: Big Breaks. The Moth Presents Steve Burns: Fameishness. Save the Troy Library "Adventures In Reverse Psychology". Thai Health Promotion Foundation- Smoking Kid. PUMPED UP KICKS. Your Memories are Just a Glitch. New Weetabix Chocolate Spoonsize Advert.