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Les Grands Sites Archéologiques Lascaux Lars Brownworth - Iceweasel The Thomas Jefferson Hour Ruby Sparks Ruby Sparks United States, 2012 U.S. Release Date: Running Length: MPAA Classification: R (Sexual Content, Profanity) Theatrical Aspect Ratio: Cast: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan, Elliot Gould, Alia Shawkat Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris Screenplay: Zoe Kazan Cinematography: Matthew Libatique Music: Nick Urata U.S. Fox Searchlight Subtitles: none After watching Ruby Sparks, I asked myself a question: Did I enjoy it as much as I did because it brings such a breezy perspective to a tired genre or because it offers a unique point-of-view of creativity and the writing process? The hook will be sufficient to attract a certain type of viewer: those who enjoy romances but are tired of stories that never vary from the accepted formula. That's when the magic happens. There are echoes of Frankenstein in Ruby Sparks, as improbable as that might sound. Discuss this topic in the ReelViews Forums.

The Gauls of Acy-Romance: Discovering the Remi Article created on Thursday, March 8, 2012 Visitors to the village of Acy-Romance north of the modern day French city of Rheims, will see no sign of the Gallic village that was once there. However, very unusually, this village has been fully excavated. A succession of digs over fifteen years, plot by plot, has revealed the full details of the little Gallic settlement that stood here some 2200 years ago, in the heart of the territory of the Remi tribe. Aerial reconstruction of village. You can now take a virtual tour of the village. Set on a plain above the Aisne valley, it was structured around a religious centre comprising a burial mound with an ancestral tomb, a large square and five buildings, the “temples”. Around this stood the residential quarters, with livestock farmers to the northeast, arable farmers to the east, artisans to the southeast and labourers (probably slaves) to the north. Village reconstruction. One of the burials excavated at the site. The virtual tour More information:

The Gin Mill Social - Iceweasel Join us on ANZAC Day for The Gin Mill Social! Tickets are selling fast, BOOK NOW! It’s the 1920’s in here! Inside an old closed down bank lies the hottest spot on the strip. Its prohibition time, an era of secrecy and excess and you have the secret password…. Hang out the front of the old bank when you arrive, but look busy, we don’t want those cops spotting you. Down the dirty alley, and through the second check point. Now here is what you need to know.. The cat who owns the joint will be wanting to meet you, get ready for a chat and a dance if your game. The rules.. The rules are it’s the 1920’s and there aren’t rules, this is a speakeasy….… accept if the cops arrive, then hide your drinks and walk in a straight line or you’ll blow the whole operation. Here is what we have for you.. We got some real nice fellas who will have a drink ready for you when you arrive, to calm those jitters. The entertainers.. THE MAIN EVENT…. Candles are lit. Join us…..Feast, dance and play! View their range here

Fargo (film) Fargo is a 1996 American crime-black comedy film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Frances McDormand as a pregnant Minnesota police chief who investigates a series of local homicides, and William H. Macy as a struggling car salesman who hires two criminals to kidnap his wife. In 2006, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and inducted into the United States National Film Registry for preservation, making it one of only five films to be preserved in its first year of eligibility.[3] In the winter of 1987, Minneapolis car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Jerry has been trying to raise money by promoting a real estate deal to Wade. Jerry contacts Wade and Stan Grossman (Larry Brandenburg), Wade's accountant, claiming that the kidnappers insist on dealing only with Jerry. Fargo opens with the following text: THIS IS A TRUE STORY. "We weren't interested in that kind of fidelity.

Sallust — The War With Catiline p3 Sallust The War With Catiline It behooves all men who wish to excel the other animals to strive with might and main not to pass through life unheralded, like the beasts, which Nature has fashioned grovelling and slaves to the belly. 2 All our power, on the contrary, lies in both mind and body; we employ the mind to rule, the body rather to serve; the one we have in common with the Gods, the other with the brutes. 3 Therefore I find it becoming, in seeking renown, that we should employ the resources of the intellect rather than those of brute strength, to the end that, since the span of life which we enjoy is short, we may make the memory of our lives as long as possible. 4 For the renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession. p5 2 Accordingly in the beginning kings (for that was the first title of sovereignty among men), took different courses, some training their minds and others their bodies.

Man Shot Dead By Police While Watering Neighbor’s Lawn | REALfarmacy.com | Healthy News and Information - Iceweasel This is an example of the citizen spy culture taking root in the United States with the “If you see something, say something” program encouraged by The Department of Homeland Security. Apparently, a neighbor made a 911 call after he mistakenly interpreted a man simply sitting on a porch as a “drunk with a gun.” Officers arrived, ready for battle, and the man just sitting on the porch was shot dead. Image: KTLA gunsIn The Newspolice statetyranny Related Posts « DIY: How to Make a Vertical Strawberry Tube Planter Four Advantages of Raised Bed Gardening »

Neuroscience Intro The origins of this article are in my partial transcript of the live June 2011 debate between Robin Hanson and Eliezer Yudkowsky. While I still feel like I don't entirely understand his arguments, a few of his comments about neuroscience made me strongly go, "no, that's not right." Furthermore, I've noticed that while LessWrong in general seems to be very strong on the psychological or "black box" side of cognitive science, there isn't as much discussion of neuroscience here. This is somewhat understandable. Our current understanding of neuroscience is frustratingly incomplete, and too much journalism on neuroscience is sensationalistic nonsense. However, I think what we do know is worth knowing. My qualifications to do this: while my degrees are in philosophy, for awhile in undergrad I was a neuroscience major, and ended up taking quite a bit of neuroscience as a result. One of the main themes of this article will be specialization within the brain. ‘What is this?’ References:

Fasces An unusual fasces image, with the axe on the outside of the bundle of rods. Origin and symbolism[edit] Although little is known about the Etruscans, a few artifacts have been found showing a thin bundle of rods surrounding a two-headed axe.[3] Fasces-symbolism might derive—via the Etruscans—from the eastern Mediterranean, with the labrys, the Anatolian and Minoan double-headed axe, later incorporated into the praetorial fasces. There is little archaeological evidence.[4] By the time of the Roman Republic, the fasces had evolved into a thicker bundle of birch rods, sometimes surrounding a single-headed axe and tied together with a red leather ribbon into a cylinder. The symbolism of the fasces suggested strength through unity; a single rod is easily broken, while the bundle is very difficult to break. Republican Rome[edit] An occasional variation on the fasces was the addition of a laurel wreath, symbolizing victory. Usage[edit] Fasces in the United States[edit] Fasces in France[edit]

The 10 Most Dangerous Places to be a Woman in America | Alternet - Iceweasel July 5, 2013 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Lately, the preferred strategy for reproductive rights opponents in the United States seems to be: if you can’t beat Roe v. Wade, then simply regulate around it. Whether it’s the newly-imposed 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions in South Dakota, or Virginia’s Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider (TRAP) law that shuttered a clinic after 40 years in operation because the ventilation and temperature control systems required by the new regulations were simply too expensive — when it comes to undermining women’s autonomy and banning abortion in 2013, it’s all about petty bureaucracy. The current battle playing out in Texas is only one example among dozens of states trying to bury abortion rights in red tape. A roundup of some of the most dangerous places to be a woman in the United States right now: North Dakota The spring of 2013 was a busy time for lawmakers in Bismarck.

Legion XXIV - Fasces Page An Icon representing the Strength and Power of Ancient Rome The FASCES was a cylindrical bundle of elm or birch rods bound together by red bands, from which an ax head projected; and which was borne by Lictors (attendants and body guards) before a Consul or high Magistrate, as a symbol of their authority. Stephen Phenow, Editor of the Strategikon, provides the following: "The Fasces was adopted from the Etruscans. The lowering of the Fasces was form of salute to a higher official. The reconstruction shown here was assembled by the Commander in February 2002. TOP BOTTOM Lictors with Fasces from Osprey Military Series # 291

Teslapunk | The Traveler's Steampunk Blog - Iceweasel Posted By Traveler on 16. Juni 2010 Who would have thought it… Another facet of Steampunk is making moves to assert itself. Next to Dieselpunk, there now stands Teslapunk. Based on the idea of Teslapunk, a short-film named Bottled Lightning is currently in the making, check it out! Oh, and of course, there is also a trailer out, an in-universe commerial: Lightning In the Bottle – Teaser B from Drew Hall on Vimeo.

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