Next up – Soft Annexation of the moon by Russia


Barely six weeks after rolling troops into the Crimean Peninsula, an official from Vladimir Putin’s Russia has announced the country’s next expansion target: the Moon.
As reported by the Voice of Russia, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told the government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta that establishing a permanent Moon base has become one of the country’s top space priorities. Russian deputy PM: ‘We are coming to the Moon FOREVER’ “The moon is not an intermediate point in the [space] race, it is a separate, even a self-contained goal,” Rogozin reportedly said. “It would hardly be rational to make some ten or twenty flights to the moon, and then wind it all up and fly to the Mars or some asteroids.” [Slashdot]

Like Ukraine, this is the plan: 1: First infiltrate with masked astronauts without insignia. 2: Build government offices, and seize them. 3: Have popular vote 4: Profit!

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    The pending Drone War


    We don’t want robot wars in the future. But they are more and more among us..

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      Study – Rich people rule

      Rich people rule is now also statistically proven:

      The authors analyze 1,779 over the past 20+ years and conclude that policy makers respond exclusively to the needs of people in the 90th wealth percentile to the exclusion of pretty much every one else. Mass-scale intervention from citizens’ groups barely registers, while the desires of the richest ten percent of America dictate practically the entire national policy landscape.[BoingBoing]

      Power enlarges power, which we see in all income stats. But for the individual actually the following 2500 years old knowledge is more troubling..

      “Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.” – Melian dialogue by Thucydides (460 – c. 395 BC)

      This is the real crisis. Lets hope it does not stop in war or revolution (which it mostly does).

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        LHC – Tetraquark seems evident


        The actual discovery of particle Zc (3900) has been a year, but Messchendorp tells his story as if it happened yesterday. “The group gave five lectures. It remains a fascinating subject.”
        However, it must have been short lectures because Messchendorp suggest it may be the main physical discovery of 2013, according to the authoritative journal Physics in a sentence explaining: “We have in a unique way demonstrated that particles exist which are composed of four quarks: called tetra quarks [New Scientist].

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          Vooroorlogse filmbeelden van Rotterdam ontdekt

          Er zijn oude beelden opgedoken van Rotterdam van voor het bombardement in de Tweede Wereldoorlog.
          De beelden zijn gemaakt in de jaren ’20 en ’30 van de vorige eeuw door notaris Gotthard Pieter Spoel. Hij huwde de huishoudster en woonde met zijn gezin in Rotterdam-Blijdorp. Het Stadsarchief heeft de films gekregen van een Rotterdamse familie en gaat ze verwerken. Het is veel materiaal, voorlopig wordt een 5 minuten compilatie gedeeld.

          Zie ook: Amerikaanse ingekleurde fotos van rotterdam.

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            Maarten van Rossem, aan het uitpraten

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              Van Kooten en de Bie – Proef Marokkanen

              Uitzenddatum woensdag 17 november 1982.

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                The Brussels Business – Who controls?

                The Brussels Business is a documentary film (full) by Friedrich Moser and Matthieu Lietaert about the lack of transparency and the influence of lobbyists on the decision-making process in Brussels, the European Union capital. The film has been very popular in Brussels and Austria and is going to be Screened in other European Union theaters.

                It makes much sense for business to discuss issues together, like the USA. Nothing new, except maybe that the EU should be more open about that fact? Having a TTIP agreement, but include wrong patent law or lawsuit options on local rights in the shadows isn’t right. The docu’s last 15 minutes are especially interesting.

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                  What Meetings Feel Like For Engineers

                  Business meeting illustrating how hard it is for an engineer to fit into the corporate world.

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                    And The Waltz Goes On

                    Many years ago, before he became a very famous Hollywood movie star, Anthony Hopkins was a musician. He wrote a waltz that he has never heard himself, because he was so afraid to make it public. Finally after so many years, he finally mustered the courage to ask a world-famous conductor to play it. Watch this video as Anthony Hopkins listens to his own music for the first time. The lesson? Never be afraid to follow your own passion, because that is how you were made, and that is how to glorify it.

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