Daily Archives: March 18, 2011

The invisible ray of death: who’s paying the bill?

Cold Mountain:Quotes

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Cold Mountain is a 2003 war drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Charles Frazier. It stars Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger in lead roles as well as Natalie Portman, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Melora Walters, Jena Malone, and Giovanni Ribisi. Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Mountain_(film)
The following monologue, I remember resonated with me, from the first time a listened to it, and with the passage of time it only beceme louder, rather than attenuated. I feel that there is something in this phrase that apply today, to the state of the world, more than ever before: Is it only me, I wonder?

Ruby to Ada: Am I hard to hear? Cuz you keep repeating everything.

Ruby: Am i hard to hear cuz you keep repeating everything i say!

So you never wrapped your legs around this Inman?

Tell you what I got on my side.
Inman: What you got on your side?
The confidence of youth…

the bird has a job,the seed has a job,the shit has a job. everything has a job.

There isn’t any men around here that ain’t old,or full of mischief.

They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say shit its raining.

They stand outside in the weather, but they made the rain and then they say Shit, it’s raining!?

Time for a yankee good mornin’

Yeah this house sure is crooked

You are always…always…always…in my mind.

You ever think God gets tired of being called to both sides of a War?

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Fearing Radiation, Chinese Rush to Buy…Table Salt?

From the Wall Street Journal:

Japan’s nuclear crisis is fueling panic in China, where shoppers have spurred a run on salt in attempt to prevent radiation-related illnesses and to secure uncontaminated salt sources.

China’s top economic agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, warned consumers Thursday against hoarding salt, and said it would work with local authorities to maintain price stability and market supply. Grocery store shelves have been ransacked over the past several days.

Customers flock to buy salt at a supermarket in Lanzhou, Gansu province on Thursday.

Consumers in cities along the China’s coastline, such as Shanghai and Guangzhou, and even in inland capital Beijing, began stockpiling table salt after problems at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power complex sparked concerns that radiation would spread to China by air and sea, possibly contaminating the land and future food sources. Read more about Iodized Table Salt, and what it does NOT do at: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2011/03/17/fearing-radiation-chinese-rush-to-buy-table-salt/

Development at any cost, is priceless: Nobody can afford to pay for it !

Today’s Birthday: Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848)

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Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848)

In 1840, Queen Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and the two had nine children, whose marriages, and those of their grandchildren, in turn, allied the British royal house with those of Russia, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Romania, and others. Their sixth child, Princess Louise, is regarded by biographers as the couple’s most beautiful daughter. In 1871, Louise married the Marquess of Lorne and became the Duchess of Argyll. Why was the marriage controversial? More… Discuss