Monthly Archives: May 2011

They want to be

By Thomas L Friedman There is a story making the rounds among Lebanese Facebook users about a Syrian democracy activist who was stopped at a Syrian Army checkpoint the other day. He reportedly had a laptop and a thumb drive … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Form

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Change cannot be denied

Moment of Opportunity Transcript President Obama’s vision for reforms across the Middle East and North Africa. If you listen carefully, you hear him speak to his own fellow country (wo)men about change, not just for others, but themselves. Even tough … Continue reading

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Emotions and Music

By Now_is_here George Friedrich Handel successfully exposed Jealousy and Envy, which are the most powerful of negative emotions. Handel also depicts Narcissism in a new light: 1) Handel – Hercules ‘Jealousy! Infernal pest’ “Jealousy! Infernal pest, Tyrant of the human … Continue reading

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Science and democracy

From revolution to Enlightenment By Dan Hind Scientific enquiry and politics have always been bound together. The birth of a recognisably modern scientific establishment in Britain coincided with the end of absolute monarchy. An oligarchy of landed and learned gentlemen … Continue reading

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The beauty of form

Source: National Geographic

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Want the change

Want the change. Be inspired by the flame where everything shines as it disappears. The artist, when sketching, loves nothing so much as the curve of the body as it turns away. What locks itself in sameness has congealed. It … Continue reading

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Two kinds of Intelligence

There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired, as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts from books and from what the teacher says, collecting information from the traditional sciences as well as from the new sciences. With such … Continue reading

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Money, Sex and Power

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the once popular chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was taken off a plane  and arrested for the attack and attempted rape of a chambermaid in a hotel in New York. This incidence left the political and … Continue reading

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Just comic

Found it on 9gag 🙂

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