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"Hope remains only in the most difficult task of all: to reconsider everything from the ground up, so as to shape a living society inside a dying society." Albert Camus Feb 23

State of the Planet (Click on thumbnail to view graph) Source: CO2: UNEP Vital Climate Change Graphics, February, 2005; HEAT: Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research; POVERTY: World Bank Source: Greenpeace State of the Planet
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What do you know or rememberFind The History of Cost Of Living, Prices, Events, Popular Social Culture, Inventions, Technology By Year, Decade or Type From The 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's 70's, 80's, 90's and The New Millennium History allows us to use just a few words to Instantly recognize a decade by reading some of the things that occured during that decade check some of the examples below The People History from 1800 to Present day News, Prices, Popular Culture and More The People History from 1800 to Present day News, Prices, Popular Culture and More
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"Thank you" in many languages
Translations of thanks / thank you in many languages How to express your thanks in numerous different languages, and how to reply when someone thanks you. In some cultures, particularly English-speaking ones, people tend to say thank you more than in other cultures. In China, for example, people rarely say thank you to their family and close friends. To hear recordings of the phrases please click on the ones that are links, or to see more phrases in each language please click on the language names. Key to abbreviations: (v)inf = (very) informal, (v)frm = (very) formal, sg = said to one person, pl = said to more than one person. Translations of thanks / thank you in many languages
An idyllic setting in an alpine meadow of the Albion basin in the Wasatch Mountains. Photo by Teresa Prendusi. For many of us a field of wildflowers is one of the most beautiful experiences we can encounter in Nature. There is a deep impulse we carry from childhood into adulthood to reach out and pick a flower in a beautiful butterfly-filled meadow or along a public wooded trail lined with spring beauties, irises, or wake-robins. It is because we all carry such memories that we have devoted an entire website to Celebrating Wildflowers. Celebrating Wildflowers - Ethics and Native Plants Celebrating Wildflowers - Ethics and Native Plants
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12 Inspiring Urban Image Galleries | 500+ Pictures 12 Inspiring Urban Image Galleries | 500+ Pictures Jump in and take incredible visual tour of the best of WebUrbanist, from alternative forms of graffiti to amazing green designs and awe-inspiring abandoned places from around the world. Collection 1: Alternative Street Art and Graffiti 20 Light Graffiti Artists and Photographers: Light graffiti is a unique art that takes many forms, from comic and creative to refined and deliberate. 12 Inspiring Urban Image Galleries | 500+ Pictures
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In their autobiographies, Nobel Laureates reveal their reading habits: how they got started, who spurred them to read on, and where they spent their time losing themselves between the pages of a book. Find out and compare with your own experience, or simply get inspired! To cite this pageMLA style: "What Did the Nobel Laureates Read When They Were Young?". Nobel Media AB 2013. Web. 13 Apr 2014. What Did the Nobel Laureates Read When They Were Young? What Did the Nobel Laureates Read When They Were Young?
This is a list of Ig Nobel Prize winners from 1991 to the present day. A parody of the Nobel Prizes, the Ig Nobel Prizes are given each year in early October — around the time the recipients of the genuine Nobel Prizes are announced — for ten achievements that "first make people laugh, and then make them think." Commenting on the 2006 awards, Marc Abrahams, editor of Annals of Improbable Research, co-sponsor of the awards, said: "The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honour the imaginative – and spur people's interest in science, medicine and technology."[1] All prizes are awarded for real achievements (except for three in 1991 and one in 1994 due to an erroneous press release). List of Ig Nobel Prize winners List of Ig Nobel Prize winners
List of Nobel laureates List of Nobel laureates Nobel laureates receive a gold medal together with a diploma and (as of 2012) 8 million SEK (roughly US$1.2 million, €0.93 million). The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: Nobelpriset, Norwegian: Nobelprisen) are prizes awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Academy, the Karolinska Institute, and the Norwegian Nobel Committee to individuals and organizations who make outstanding contributions in the fields of chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine.[1] They were established by the 1895 will of Alfred Nobel, which dictates that the awards should be administered by the Nobel Foundation. The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was established in 1968 by the Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, for contributions to the field of economics. Each recipient, or "laureate", receives a gold medal, a diploma, and a sum of money, which is decided by the Nobel Foundation, yearly.[2] Prize
The Peace Party seeks to promote a society that is compassionate and respectful, and that values cooperation over competition. A compassionate society A compassionate society is generous towards its weaker and more needy members. It seeks to ameliorate their condition and to provide both material and moral support. A respectful society A society whose members respect one another feels less threatened by differences in religion, lifestyle, and politics, and is more able to 'live and let live.' The Peace Party - Non-violence, Justice, Environment The Peace Party - Non-violence, Justice, Environment
Open Society Justice Initiative Open Society Justice Initiative Open Society Voices December 2, 2013 | by Amrit Singh | The European Court of Human Rights has a chance to deliver justice in relation to the CIA’s torture program, underlining the failure of institutions in the United States to do the same.
Team | Liquid Democracy e.V. What does the Liquid Democracy Association stand for? The Liquid Democracy Association is a non-profit and non-partisan organisation that works on innovative ideas and projects for democratic participation. Our goal is to establish a transparent, democratic principle in both, the political and social domain based on strengthening the citizens’ participation. Mehr
Direct Democracy, 2.0 Angelika Warmuth/DPA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Members of the Pirate Party attended a conference in Neumünster, Germany, last month. I FIRST took real notice of the Pirates last summer during the campaign for city elections in Berlin. German electioneering is quaint, even faintly musty by American standards. Political advertising mostly takes the form of full-color head shots of the candidates hung on light posts and telephone poles with interchangeable slogans about working for a brighter future.
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Impropable Research The Magazine: Annals of Improbable Research Annals of Improbable Research (also known as AIR) is the magazine about research that makes people LAUGH and then THINK. Six new issues every year, published in two forms:
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