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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

WORLD VIEWS. Songs in the Key of Life. RE: Think Again. PEN American Center. Emerging Trends. GOVERNMENT SERVICES. 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

US History Scene. America the False. The People History from 1800 to Present day News, Prices, Popular Culture and More. World, 500-1000 A.D. Socrata, Inc. Rootstrikers. Greeting. Translations of the word welcome shown in many places frequented by foreigners or tourists to welcome people of all different nationalities.


Greeting is an act of communication in which human beings intentionally make their presence known to each other, to show attention to, and to suggest a type of relationship (usually cordial) or social status (formal or informal) between individuals or groups of people coming in contact with each other. Greetings sometimes are used just prior to a conversation or to greet in passing, such as on a sidewalk or trail.

While greeting customs are highly culture and situation-specific and may change within a culture depending on social status and relationship, they exist in all known human cultures. Greetings can be expressed both audibly and physically, and often involve a combination of the two. This topic excludes military and ceremonial salutes but includes rituals other than gestures. Greeting gestures[edit] Other greeting gestures[edit] Waving. Professional Translation Services - Language Testing - Language Training - Language Solutions.

English PEN - Freedom to Write, Freedom to Read. "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.

Translations of thanks / thank you in many languages

In some cultures, particularly English-speaking ones, people tend to say thank you more than in other cultures. Celebrating Wildflowers - Ethics and Native Plants. An idyllic setting in an alpine meadow of the Albion basin in the Wasatch Mountains.

Celebrating Wildflowers - Ethics and Native Plants

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. Photography, Pictures, Galleries, Wallpapers, Photo Tips - National Geographic. 12 Inspiring Urban Image Galleries. 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.

12 Inspiring Urban Image Galleries

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. These light graffiti artists span the spectrum and use a wide range of tools to create art that can only be captured in the right time and place via photography, itself a difficult art. 3D Graffiti, Sidewalk Chalk Art and Street Painting: Rendering something in two dimensions to appear three dimensional is a difficult art alone – but all the more amazing for the scale at which these 3D artists produce it.

Collection 2: Green Design Past, Present & Future Collection 3: Haunting Images of Abandoned Places. Bilbao musuem. What Did the Nobel Laureates Read When They Were Young? 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.

What Did the Nobel Laureates Read When They Were Young?

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. List of Ig Nobel Prize winners. This is a list of Ig Nobel Prize winners from 1991 to the present day.

List of Ig Nobel Prize winners

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). 1991[edit] Apocryphal achievements[edit] The first nomination also featured three fictional recipients for fictional achievements.[2] 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).

List of Nobel laureates

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 Laureates. The Peace Party - Non-violence, Justice, Environment. Open Society Justice Initiative. Statement of beliefs of the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (OCRT)

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Statement of beliefs of the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (OCRT)

The importance of faith/belief statements: We feel that every denomination, para-church organization, religious group, and religious web site should consider creating a statement of belief or faith and displaying it prominently. This is particularly important among Christian groups who may use the term "Christian" to refer to only the Roman Catholic Church, or only to Evangelical Protestantism, or to the full range of Christian denominations and beliefs, or to some other subset of the religion.

Quite often, when we visit a Christian web site for the first time, we have to search around among its articles to find out exactly what Christian belief system they follow and promote on their web site. Liquid Democracy e.V. What does the Liquid Democracy Association stand for?

Liquid Democracy e.V.

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 What does the term Liquid Democracy mean? 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. “Why am I hanging here anyway?” No coincidences. Do You Remember » Yesterday, back by popular demand. 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: VoS: Voice of the Shuttle.

Zeitgeist and the Venus Project. The Zeitgeist Movement has already attracted a large following, claimed to be over a half a million people so far — worldwide. Numerous Facebook groups — one with more than 70,000 people, another with more than 35,000, and still one more with almost 20,000 — transmit instructions and ideas to the activists around the globe.

Various local and national groups have memberships in the thousands, using social-networking services to coordinate their campaigns and events. It is led by a man who calls himself Peter Joseph. He refuses to release his last name, citing privacy concerns about his family and friends. Regardless of his true identity, he has made certain statements that have caused great concern amongst various groups. World History Bill Thayer's Web Site. LacusCurtius: a large site on Roman antiquity, including a photosampler of Roman and Etruscan cities and monuments (with a very large site on the city of Rome of course); a site for teaching yourself to read Latin inscriptions; the complete Latin texts of Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Quintus Curtius' Histories of Alexander the Great, the Saturnalia of Macrobius, and Censorinus' de Die Natali; Suetonius, the Historia Augusta, Vitruvius, Claudian, Frontinus, Velleius Paterculus, Celsus, and Cato's de Re Rustica in both Latin and English; complete English translations of Caesar, Plutarch's Lives, Polybius, Cassius Dio, Appian's Civil Wars, Dio Chrysostom, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Quintilian, and Oppian; several complete Greek texts in the original Greek; Rodolfo Lanciani's book Pagan and Christian Rome, Christian Hülsen's book on the Roman Forum, Bury's 2‑vol.

Perseus Digital Library. The Labyrinth. Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World. Call for Collaborators to The On-line Companion to The Worlds of Roman Women The On-Line Companion to the Focus Reader, The Worlds of Roman Women, expands the book's wide representation of Latin texts by and about women dating from the earliest periods through the fourth century CE.

The medium of a website, moreover, offers the opportunity to integrate visuals to texts, thus enabling users to make connections between language and material culture. The Companion has two major parts. NativeWeb.

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