Monthly Archives: February 2010

Quote of the day 36

‘Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.’ – Leonardo da Vinci

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Blast at wealthy family’s fireworks show kills 20

SCMP.com – Blast at wealthy family’s fireworks show kills 20 via SCMP.com – Blast at wealthy family’s fireworks show kills 20. Another candidate for the Darwin awards.

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Quote of the day 35

‘Temporary solutions often become permanent problems.’ – Craig Bruce

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New law spells out military powers in time of war

SCMP.com – New law spells out military powers in time of war via SCMP.com – New law spells out military powers in time of war. The interesting part is taking control by the PLA of foreign invested industries. I guess … Continue reading

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Quote of the day 34

‘I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.’ – Anna Freud

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Asbestos and mesothelioma, the forgotten war.

Countless veterans of WWII, as well as Iraq and Afghanistan war vets, were exposed to carcinogenic asbestos while in the military, as were civilians who worked in shipyards or tinkered with their own vessel. Exposure to asbestos may lead to … Continue reading

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Quote of the day 33

‘The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.’ – Albert Einstein

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Our plastic oceans

The pollution of our oceans with plastics has been reported repeatedly. Still I am every time shocked and sad at the same time, when I see footage as in the following video: http://www.alexhoffordphotography.com/node/2276

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Quote of the day 32

‘Time is the very substance of life; its golden minutes are the only stones we have with which to build.’ – Anonymus Masonic text.

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Year of the Tiger

I just came back home from a relaxing week, camping out at Dianshan Lake. Away from the fireworks and noise of the city, that marked the coming of the new year of the Tiger. I did a bit of sailing … Continue reading

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