Eternal Upgrades.

Ellas Canetti, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize for Literature, wrote a novel called Auto-da-fe. Its title in German, the language Canetti wrote in, is Die Blendung. Even so, I’m sure Canetti intended it as Serious Literature, although all I remember is guffawing at its protagonist’s predicament. On an impulse, he marries his housekeeper, who immediately causes him considerable consternation by buying furniture, so much furniture that he is forced to flee their four-room apartment. The Nobel Prize judges praised Canetti «for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power,» but to me his genius

Continue reading Eternal Upgrades.


After a lifetime of big cities, Kevin O’Grady finds himself in a village, with no traffic lights and a population of around 5 000. He contemplates what took him there, and what makes him stay.

Clean mountain air. Crime-free living. Serenity. Peace and quiet. No traffic. A sense of community. Breathtaking scenery. An exquisite conservation area right on your doorstep. White winters, splendid autumns and springs, and agreeable summers. Love.

I can come up with a list as long as my arm of possible reasons to choose to live in a village like Clarens in the eastern Free State, which

Continue reading A TOWN CALLED CLARENS

Germanys Minister for Family Affairs to deprive God the Father called masculine

Germany's Minister for Family Affairs Kristina Schröder initiated a discussion in which politicians were involved different parties. She called on God to call gender-neutral name, not giving priority to masculine. It is significant that the dispute broke out in the run up to Christmas — a holiday, to which the Lord God has a direct bearing notes in its publication Spiegel Online. Especially felt stung by the representatives of the Christian Democratic and Christian Social Union (CDU / CSU), because it was a central image of their religion.

In an interview with the weekly Die Zeit Kristina Schroeder said

Continue reading Germanys Minister for Family Affairs to deprive God the Father called masculine

In the U.S., leaking radioactive waste

Leak of highly radioactive waste from the six underground storage tanks Henforskogo complex on the banks of the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington was found on Saturday. This was announced by the state governor Jay Inslee. He called the leak of information about the "panic", but assured that radiation levels in the area of leakage and increased risk to human health is not.

Diversion of waste from one of the containers was seen last week. As a possible cause is called the long end of life vessels.

Storage Henforskogo complex is under the control of the

Continue reading In the U.S., leaking radioactive waste

Nearly 1,200 patients have died of starvation in English hospitals

Not able to take care of themselves, Martin Ryan died of starvation in the hospital the British National Health System

Hospitals National Health Service (NHS) in the UK over the last four years, died of starvation in 1165 people. This has given rise to allegations that the nurses are too busy to feed patients.

The Ministry of Health called the figures "unacceptable" and said that the number of unannounced inspections by supervisors will be increased.

According to figures released by the National Statistical Service in response to Freedom of Information, for each patient who died of malnutrition, four patient's

Continue reading Nearly 1,200 patients have died of starvation in English hospitals

Soon Shrovetide

In 2009, the beloved people of Carnival is celebrated from February 23 to March 1. This is one of the oldest holidays, granted to us by ancestors-Rusichi, and the only pagan holiday, officially recognized by the Russian Orthodox Church. Where did the tradition of burning effigy at Shrovetide? What does the pancake pancake? Why for centuries it was carnival is celebrated as widely riotous, fun? It is worth recalling that, prior XVI year in Russia began in March, ie carnival has long been a meeting of the new year! Slavs believed that if the "do not entertain in grand carnival

Continue reading Soon Shrovetide

Professors of the oldest university in Germany in the struggle with gender stereotypes

"Mr. professorsha" — so from now on will be referred to all the professors of the male of the oldest university in Germany. As well as, of course, female. For the students will be accepted only form of treatment, "Mr. student." "Mr. Professor" and "Mr. Student" will disappear from the pages of academic papers and letters.

Prohibiting the use of masculine forms of treatment, the management of the university hopes to take the first step in the elimination of gender-based discrimination. Accordingly in the past week has been corrected Statute of the University. At a meeting of the senate

Continue reading Professors of the oldest university in Germany in the struggle with gender stereotypes

What it is — to die



The stories that you hear about people who have experienced clinical death, usually end with light at the end of the tunnel, memories, meeting with God and enlightenment. This is not something that happened to me … Six months ago, I was dead.

I do not have memories of the event, but this story retold so many times that I think I also saw it all. I was in the gym a residential complex with a roommate Sam. I was

Continue reading What it is — to die

Terrans / Earthlings [RUS]

Terrans / Earthlings [RUS] Facts

Movie Title: "Earthlings» («Earthlings»)

Year: 2003

Country: USA

Genre: Documentary, Educational

Duration: 2 hours 12 minutes (full version)

Directed by: Shaun Monson

Commented: Joaquin Phoenix

Music: Moby

Sound: Administration implemented

Version: second extended edition

Extras. video:

'Earthlings"- Marked by multi-award winning documentary about the exploitation of animals for food, clothing, pets, entertainment and medical experiments. As, according to many people,"the most compelling documentary"" Earthlings "is also called" the creator of vegan "for his compassionate shooting scenes from animal shelters, kennels, pet shops, industrial farms, slaughterhouses, retail stores that sell clothing and

Continue reading Terrans / Earthlings [RUS]

Free medical care in an American or a trip to the Cook County Hospital

United States — the only major industrial powers, did not accept the mandatory health insurance. 108 million Americans can not afford to go to the dentist. At 45 million Americans have no honey. insurance, including 10 million children.

Cook County Hospital in Chicago is known throughout the country and even, as they say, to the whole world. Open early in the century, as a hospital serving all residents of Cook County, which includes the city of Chicago, he was known for his famous intensive care unit, where it is contacted local newspapers, magicians, doctors were able to return the

Continue reading Free medical care in an American or a trip to the Cook County Hospital

SQL - 21 | 0,747 сек. | 7.34 МБ