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#1 2010-09-06 12:25:12


Материалы для третьего курса

1. Meola accused Arsenal striker Ian Wright of ‘talking trash’ and claimed England players had been calling him fat in exchanges as bitter as the Boston Tea Party.

2. London's most famous novels are The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea-Wolf, The Iron Heel, Burning Daylight, and Martin Eden. The Iron Heel is interesting as an example of a dystopian novel which anticipates and influenced George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

3. From the early 1920s to the outbreak of WWII, when Faulkner left for California, he published 13 novels and numerous short stories, the body of work that grounds his reputation and for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize at the age of 52. This prodigious output, mainly driven by an obscure writer's need for money, includes his most celebrated novels such as The Sound and the Fury (1929), As I Lay Dying (1930), Light in August (1932), and Absalom, Absalom! (1936).

4. Enclosure is the process which was used to end some traditional rights, such as mowing meadows for hay, or grazing livestock on land which is owned by another person, or a group of people.

5. Reno has a population of about 218,000  and is the fourth most populous city in Nevada. It sits in a high desert valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. Reno, known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", is famous for its casinos. Reno borders Sparks, a city of approximately 90,000 population.

6. A Yahoo is a legendary being in the novel Gulliver's Travels (1726) by Jonathan Swift.

7. Swift describes the Yahoos as vile and savage creatures, filthy and with unpleasant habits, resembling human beings far too closely for the liking of protagonist Lemuel Gulliver, who finds the calm and rational society of intelligent horses, the Houyhnhnms, far preferable. The Yahoos are primitive creatures obsessed with "pretty stones" they find by digging in mud, thus representing the distasteful materialism and ignorant elitism Swift encountered in Britain. Hence the term "Yahoo" has become synonymous with "cretin," "dinosaur," and/or "Neanderthal."

8. Sneer though they might, a series of interviews with graduates of the Class of '55 at Ivy League colleges conducted by Time magazine showed the strong streak of conformity of the Fifties.

9. A man of intriguing contradictions, he espouses Ivy League courtesy yet thinks nothing of hiring private investigators to snoop on his former tactician; he adheres to Corinthian values yet his syndicate is heavily sponsored; he professes the scientific and analytical approach yet can be impulsive and petulant in his decision-making.

10. The firm has generally attracted Ivy League types, Reynolds having originally set up with $130 000 contributed partly by himself and partly by old Yale friends.

11. Phoenix is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Arizona, as well as the fifth most populated city in the United States.

12. The Hunting of the Snark   is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll  in 1874. The poem borrows occasionally from Carroll's short poem Jabberwocky in Through the Looking-Glass (especially the poem's creatures and portmanteau words), but it is a stand-alone work, first published in 1876 by Macmillan.

13. Humpty Dumpty is a character in an English language nursery rhyme, probably originally a riddle and one of the best known in the English-speaking world. He is typically portrayed as an egg and has appeared or been referred to in a large number of works of literature and popular culture. The earliest known version is in a manuscript addition to a copy of Mother Goose's Melody.

14. Our lovely GaGaloo arrived at London's Heathrow airport. Unfortunately, GaGa lost her balance and fell forward, thankfully breaking the fall by landing on her hands. Serious face-plant fall avoided! Victoria Beckham, you’re next

15. Tension was exacerbated by the cold-war rhetoric which both President Reagan and Mrs Thatcher consciously adopted, with the former referring to the ‘Evil Empire’ in Eastern Europe and the latter revelling in the ‘Iron Maiden’label which the Russians themselves had affixed to her.

16. Even in the United States there was a considerable change: in 1984 about 60 per cent of Americans thought of the USSR as an ‘evil empire’, according to the Los Angeles Times, but by late 1987 nearly 70 per cent took a different view.

17. Under normal circumstances, the suburbs of the great capital city south of the Thames seem of little interest to the national media, which is largely based north of the river, let alone to that of other countries.

18. But all this changes during the Wimbledon fortnight, when London SW19 becomes for a brief time the Mecca of the sporting world - a position it may even have retained this year, despite serious competition from the football in South Africa.

19. 9/11 has not ''made us stupid''; it's the cynical exploitation of it by our elected officials to further any ideological cause that has made the country stupid.

20. The only thing that changed on 9/11 was that our leaders, who mocked nation-building, discovered that the wretched conditions we help maintain around the world for the economic benefit of a few of us can backfire on the country.

21. Heading north from Los Angeles, through Santa Barbara, the towns of Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Carpinteria and Guadalupe — where architects are in the process of unearthing the replica pyramids buried by film director Cecil B. De Mille after he finished making The Ten Commandments on the beach — all offer pretty and uncrowded beaches and interesting restaurants and bars.

22. Knight Developments is, literally, selling a Lancelot at Camelot and ,for good measure ,is also offering a Galahad and Ivanhoe

23. Certainly no American text of the sort I am discussing was ever written for black people — no more than Uncle Tom's Cabin was written for Uncle Tom to read or be persuaded by.

24. The great occasion, however, of commitment to the cause transcending factional divisions came with the opportunity provided by Mrs Stowe's visit to Britain in 1853 after the enormous impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

25. On this day: Louis XII, King of France, married Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, 1514; the first Luddite riots against the introduction of machinery for spinning cotton started, Manchester 1779; Hobart, Tasmania, was founded, 1804; the Universal Postal Union was founded, Rome 1875; the first petrol-driven motor bus began operating in London, 1899; the Labour government fell, 1924; King Alexander of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, French foreign minister, were assassinated by a Croatian terrorist, Marseilles 1934; the first London production of the musical show Porgy and Bess was presented, 1952; the breathalyzer test came into force in Britain, 1967

26. He returned after the ‘Glorious Revolution’, which replaced James II by the Protestant William of Orange

27. Born around 1028, William was the illegitimate son of Duke Robert I of Normandy, and Herleve (also known as Arlette), daughter of a tanner in Falaise. Known as 'William the Bastard' to his contemporaries, his illegitimacy shaped his career when he was young. On his father's death in 1035, William was recognised by his family as the heir - an exception to the general rule that illegitimacy barred succession.

28. It was of enormous symbolic importance as the second city of Northern Ireland, as the site of the legendary siege of 1689 in which the Protestants resisted the forces of James II, and as the town in which a Nationalist majority was denied control of local government by a particularly flagrant gerrymander of the electoral boundaries.

29. John Lackland (r. 1199-1216) was an able administrator interested in law and government but he neither trusted others nor was trusted by them.



#2 2010-09-21 15:09:00


Re: Материалы для третьего курса

1.    Carrie tried to mop up the mess with the edge of the table cloth and put a mat under the worst of it to stop the damp marking the table, but her hands seemed all thumbs and she couldn't stop crying.

2.    Linda was all thumbs with the heavy cutlery and the Swedish glassware.

3.    Though short, he stands head and shoulders above most.

4.    But, as in 1990, Japan stands head and shoulders above the rest in hardware investment intentions this year.

5.    He grazed through the streets as if he were some sort of god, head and shoulders above everyone.

6.    A big cheer for Big Cheese

7.    Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson owns about ten million acres in the borders and Roger Daltrey is a big cheese in the trout farming world.

8.    Was he just a big fish in a very small pool?

9.    He's a big gun, a macho man in the world of the otaku .

10.    The big gun in the critics' arsenal this year was Wayne Levi and his four triumphs

11.    In one nursery school there were 150 children, gaily dressed and full of beans.

12.    They always seem to be cheerful and full of beans…

13.    For almost 18 months Margaret Thatcher and Nigel Lawson have been at loggerheads over sterling.

14.    Ukraine, at loggerheads with Russia on military issues, insists that the accord must be turned into a multilateral one and that Russia is not in a position to ratify it on behalf of the other republics of the former Soviet Union.

15.    IBM and Hitachi are still at loggerheads.

16.    In fact the threat of default by a Third World country could put the banks in a tight spot; which is why virtually all the big banks have recently started to keep money aside as `loan-loss'; provision.

17.    MPs put the governor of the Bank of England in a tight spot over Harrods bank.

18.    But if British food retailers are in clover, why does some foreign beast not intrude on their patch?

19.    There are many people around who call a spade a spade, but who do so in such a rude, offensive way, that this kind of plain-speaking becomes something to be avoided.

20.    And why can't you call a spade a spade?

21.    I'm used to people calling a spade a spade, and I don't understand sophisticated people,'; she said quietly.

22.    Oh yes, we shall have to see Brown, and hear whatever cock-and-bull story he's cooked up for us.

23.    I feel like a bull in a china shop, with all these young women gawping

24.    Politically, he often behaved like a bull in a china shop.

25.    He had dared to slaughter a sacred cow.

26.    Probably, in terms of company drive, this product was the sacred cow of all sacred cows and yet the economic tide was flowing against us.

27.    They are indeed a species of sacred cow.

28.    In English, there is even a term for the surrender of truth to politeness: a white lie.

29.    But at least the white lie had got her out of her moment of confusion.

30.    The acid test for art criticism is the solo exhibition.

31.    The acid test of a good leader is the extent to which they select a style to suit the circumstances.

32.    Squash: Kenyon begins monkey business.

33.    Some argue that while this may be desirable, it is not possible; it is pie in the sky, since it ignores reality.

34.    Do not be deceived into throwing away a decent offer in pursuit of pie in the sky.

35.    Nationalization was a pie in the sky, and the pie fell to the ground very soon.

The problem with North Korea is China. Malnourished children in NK? Ask what the Chinese leaders think! You and I may feel sad, but the Chinese leaders laugh. They are the ones who want a North Korea on their border and not a South Korea. They are the ones who sacrificed tens of thousands of their own countrymen so Korea would stay divided. They are the ones looking the other way as NK goes beserk with torpedoes. You want to do something about NK? Start by calling a spade a spade and throw the shovel at the Chinese (who BTW are buddies to other nasty regimes - Iran, Myanmar, Sudan, Pakistan.. to name just a handful).

A thoughtful reader will reject this attempt to manipulate popular opinion. Mr. Erdogan is one of very few leaders unafraid to call a spade a spade. Is it not possible that Mr. Erdogan simply speaks for human rights and international justice and that it just so happens that the vast majority of Turks think this is admirable?

Let me tell you about the two elements that are our core values and that I most treasure and that I spent a lot of time nurturing. One is the tolerance to take risks and the ability to learn from failure. This ability to celebrate failure, if you will, needs to be an important part of any company that’s in a rapidly changing world. And the second core value is intellectual honesty — the ability to call a spade a spade, to as quickly as possible recognize that we’ve made a mistake, that we’ve gone the wrong way, and that we learn from it and quickly adjust.

William H. Pflaumer, a street-smart Philadelphia beer baron who turned the 116-year-old Christian Schmidt and Sons Inc. brewery into one of the nation’s largest, only to see it close after he was sent to federal prison for tax evasion, died on May 22 in Philadelphia. He was 76.

The USA (United Supplier of Assets) has now been formally introduced to the AIG (American Institute of Greed). Remember the old saying...."if you're so smart, why aren't you rich".....duh !!
Seems we've all been bamboozled....hoodwinked.....out-smarted by the Wall Street smart guys....right?.....hedge funds, derivatives, baby-backed futures, options, bonds, convertibles, cash, $182,000,000,000, arghhhh!! What do we know; we don't understand any of this, so I guess we just have to let it go - we yield to the smart guys....right? Also, remember the other old saying...."everybody has a price".....well, the Justice Department took a step in that misguided direction, and we as taxpayers will take the hit, once again.
This is all really beginning to hurt.

The You Tube video, as shown, is pure propaganda in the sense that our attention is constantly directed to and focused on the actions of the defending members of the aid team. Meanwhile, what are the commandos doing? Offering cups of tea? This is a snow job. Israel must bend to the will of international justice and give honest evidence, if only to avoid further alienating themselves and their people.

When it is about money, then a whistle-blower is a hero but not so when he or she denounces a moral issue or a crime in the sacred cow called army. This proves - once again - that what matters in the present USA in not a legal or moral right, but only interest and money which is above everything.



#3 2010-10-15 10:42:10


Re: Материалы для третьего курса

-Hello. A royal weather, really?

-Well, anyway I feel like a wet rag. I used to have everything in apple-pie order. But now Ihave my hands full with problems.

-What happened?

- A week ago I bought a car just for a song. But it moves at a snail’s pace.

-Oh yes, a pig in a poke…

-And this car burned a hole in my pocket.

-Have you talked to the manager of this shop?

-Yes, but he turned a deaf ear to me. He was playing a fool. I want to sue him. He’ll return my money. Otherwise I’ll see him behind the bars. It’s life: dog eats dog. And how are you? A little bird told me that you are taking part in the competition?

-Yea. And my coach uses the method of the carrot and the stick. But now there more sticks than carrots actually.

-How do you think what your chances are?

-Frankly speaking I’m gonna win hands down. One day I’ll be rolling in money!

-Ok, break the leg!

- So, what is the last news?

-About what? Politics?

-Dead wrong. The Olimpics, for sure, it’s clear is a bell!

-Oh, I wouldn’t be that bright and breezy. We’re only on the 8th place…Do you think some of the rivals pull the wool over the judges eyes?

-Don’t know, but our team have to go the distance, no matter if someone is box clever…maybe we’ll even win!

- Get down to earth, we’re 8th! Anyway, what about the weather?Winter is not going to last to the end of time?

- The forecasts say it’ll be warmer but there’s a cloud of suspicion they usually go pear-shaped.

- I hope against hope they’ll spot on!

- So do I, I’m sick and tired of getting up from the left foot. All last week I was in a bad mood because of the weather and I went blue every time I was waiting for transport.

-I’m on the same page! The sooner spring comes the better!

-Exept for the coming exams…but we’ll look on the bright side! We’ll pass the exams and we’ll be free for summer!

-After practise!

-Have your tail up! We’ll have a good rest!



#4 2010-10-22 20:56:19


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-    Hi, honey!

-    Hello.

-    Are you still mad?

-    Not at all.

-    I tried to warn you, tried to stop you, but you put all your eggs in one basket!

-    Good heavens! Just a baker dozen… I must call Bobby…

-    Your bosom friend?! Stop it! Have you become blind as a bat?! Don’t you see, he’s leading you up the garden path!

-    I must find some more money! By hook or by crook!

-    Oh god! Do I really deserve these Tantalus torture?!

-    Hear, hear!

-    What?! You are barking up the wrong tree! It’s not the way to wealth! Instead..

-    Shh!!! We are going to be in the bed of roses!

-    Nip it in the bud, please! I found a lot of articles from press about how this addiction can be cured!

-    Aha! I see you don’t let the grass grow under your feet!

-    Oh, Monty, you are at one’s wits end, at sixes and sevens…

-    Oh, shut up! You don’t have an eye for gambling! You are just a woman!

-    Eat your words! Now!

-    Ohoho! Somebody showed her teeth.

-    Eat your words!

-    Never! And please, stop washing our dirty linen in public!

-    Ok! You are in great straits: you’ve got no money, that means no gambling, and more than that: I’m leaving! What will you do now??

-    No! No! Don’t do it!! I repent my misdeeds!! Don’t leave me! I love you! I beg you!

-    Hmm.. Ok. But for the last time!

-    Yes, yes! Give me 10 dollars?

-    Oh god!!



#5 2010-10-30 00:47:45


Re: Материалы для третьего курса

1. He's not a whining, namby-pamby little git like most men are.

2. No wonder all the guys are after her, she’s a total stella.

3. I met a bloke in the pub who give me a great tip for the gee gees

4. That road has some dicey bends on it.

5. This bar is lined up with the diciest looking tramps I ever saw"

6. Democracy is a dicey business: it must be seen to work, but not actually to apply, or else we're all in the soup.

7. I'll never forget how th'near slaughtered that feller — or the five golden guineas th'won for me off that dozy dago as set the Creole on thee.

8. It must be added that for all their drive and gusto, his books show a strong Catholic bias (he said he loved ‘all things Catholic, especially the lowly poets and saints, dago culture, Celtic peoples, the mendicant orders and Thomism’).

9. The popular image of a spy is a person who gains information, denied to his masters, in a covert and underhand manner.

10. He looked very scruffy; his hair was messy, he hadn't shaved his beard and he had worn the same clothes for ages.

11. I went out last night and got tanked

12. Oh, crikey! The telly is on the fritz again



#6 2010-11-02 14:09:53


Re: Материалы для третьего курса

1.    Off course Europe is gaining in competiveness due to the fall of the Euro vs the Dollar and will be more able to engage in large scale capital goods exports to the developing world and the BRIC countries in particular, strengthening the industrial base in those countries.

2.    These words were in marked contrast to the G20’s previous communiqué from late April, which called for fiscal support to “be maintained until the recovery is firmly driven by the private sector and becomes more entrenched”.

3.    Texas Lawmaker Apologizes to BP CEO for '$20 Billion Shakedown'.

4.    In an unexpected move, a top House Republican today offered an apology to BP PLC for what he called a White House "shakedown" of the British oil giant.

5.    In terms of CPU, EVO has faster chip than that on iphone; in terms of screen, EVO has the large one; in terms of software control, EVO has the most sophisticated mobile OS and underpinnings; in terms of network speed, EVO uses 4G while iphone is still on ATT/3G. But all of these might no matter much as majority of cell phone users only want to use the phone, not to configure the phone. Apple magically created a phone for most of us, not just some of us.

6.    Gen. McChrystal's behavior is conduct unbecoming, he needs to be sacked ASAP--for the sake of our Nation. We, the citizens deserve better and so does our President--hail to the Chief.

7.    I think the NYS legislature need to pass a bill ASAP to protect these store’s legal rights to deal with shoplifters in such a sensible way.

8.    Breaking news, sport, TV, radio and a whole lot more. The BBC informs, educates and entertains - wherever you are, whatever your age.

9.    The world cup is almost here! Download the new ICQ football skins package and be part of the excitement

10.    In the important case of Litster v Forth Dry Dock Engineering Co Ltd (1989), the House of Lords rejected an argument which would have reduced the value of the Regulations as a means of preserving jobs.

11.    Amongst this Caravaggian feast can be found: linseed oil and medium, tubes of oil colour and trowels from Rembrandt by Talens; bottle of turpentine by Daler-Rowney; tube of Roberson oil paint from Cornelissen & Son Ltd; Georgian oil colour from Daler-Rowney; Sennelier oil paint from HW Peel; Mussini oil colour from Schminke; selection of fine brushes from Osborne & Butler and Russell & Chapple.

12.    The BNC Simple Search is a quick and simple way to search the full BNC for a word or a phrase. More complex searches can also be performed, as illustrated further below (these searches can also be done using XAIRA).

13.    In 1988 the Japanese giant bought CBS records for $2bn and last week it announced that it would take control of Columbia pictures

14.    But I'm not blaming the journalists, they're under a lot of pressure; the CBS or the BBC correspondent has to do the one report for the day.

15.    IMHO it will not be long before people are saying things like

16.    What has happened with Jamie Forrester, he is far more accomplished than Whelan IMHO.

17.    Tom Matano, father of the MX-5 and head of Mazda's Californian design studio, echoed the thoughts of many when he said of Citroen's Activa II: ‘That's what the BMW 850i should have looked like.’

18.    FAQs are listed questions and answers, all supposed to be frequently asked in some context, and pertaining to a particular topic. Since the acronym FAQ originated in textual media, its pronunciation varies; "fack," "fax," "facts," and "F.A.Q." are commonly heard.

19.    She finished, at last, her thesis, and was awarded her PhD.

20.    Thereafter each student passes before the Chancellor, who says ‘I admit you’ and at that moment the student changes from being a graduand (one who has satisfied all the requirements for a degree) to a graduate (one who has been admitted to the degree and is entitled to the privileges thereof including use of the designatory letters, e.g. BA, MSc or PhD).

21.    Two inscriptions from the early fourth century show that it did not always do so (Tod 103, 108 = WV 7, HD 20): they have the unusual opening formula ‘it seemed good to the Council’.

22.    ALWD primarily competes with the Bluebook style, a system developed by law reviews at several elite law schools, led by Harvard. Citations in the two formats are roughly similar. However, ALWD differs from Bluebook in one key respect.

23.    Richard Rampton QC, read out a draft of a speech which Lord Aldington gave in March 1985 to the pupils of Winchester College where he was Warden.

24.    Mr Parkinson told MPs that he welcomed the report by Sir Anthony Hidden, QC.

25.    As for the future, Clayton hopes to produce a book of selected work and is trying to convince his superiors to let him cover sport full time for the SMH, though he keeps an open mind.

26.    Navigation Expert and Non-Profit Boating Education Organization Work Together to Enhance and Promote Safety on the WaterNavigation expert Jeppesen and nationwide non-profit boating organization United States Power Squadrons (USPS) today announced a strategic partnership designed to further marine education and promote safe boating practices.

27.    OceanGrafix, NOAA’s official partner for POD (print on demand) nautical charts, is offering USPS members a 20 percent discount when they buy OceanGrafix charts online using a special promotional code that includes their district number.

28.    David Crystal notes that use of LOL is not necessarily genuine, just as the use of smiley faces or grins is not necessarily genuine, posing the rhetorical question "How many people are actually 'laughing out loud' when they send LOL?".

29.    Priority Mail International (PMI) provides customers with a reliable and economical means of sending correspondence and merchandise up to 70 pounds to over 190 countries and territories worldwide.

30.    Victoria Clarke, in her analysis of telnet talkers,  states that capitalization is important when people write "LOL", and that "a user who types LOL may well be laughing louder than one who types "lol", and opines that "these standard expressions of laughter are losing force through overuse".



#7 2010-12-02 14:31:49


Re: Материалы для третьего курса

1. My thumbs hurt. I've been using my Blackberry a lot, and "thumbing". Now i've got Blackberry thumb.

2. A golden coffin has arrived in Malawi and now awaits the death of Africa's modern-day Methuselah.

3. As lavish as always with his hospitality Victor began dispensing free cognac and coffee in celebration of what might have been a prodigal son's return, introducing his regulars to D'Arcy and he to them.

4. The pretender to the throne prepares to be bloody, bold and resolute. During the battle for power against Blair his recent lust for the spotlight will rebound

5. Double, Double Toil and Trouble: How Much Work is Two Kids? The dad who told me that has 3-year-old and a 3-month-old boys. He works full-time in an office and the mom works up to 5 hours a week outside the home. The 3-year-old attends preschool a couple times a week.

6. I figure the dynamics of a two-child household in the early years depend upon the ages and demeanors involved, particularly with regard to the older child.

7. Hart has formally been nominated by the Auckland union, but he has informed Auckland and several other unions who support him that he wants more time to decide whether he really wants the toil and trouble of being the All Black coach.

8. I walked in to the office this morning and caught my husband Googling images of "Blackberry". I wish I'd never bought him it. Forget "Golf widow" I am a Blackberry widow. He spends all his time now looking at Blackberry porn.

9. ‘A drink a drink my kingdom for a drink’

10. Vanity Fair has published its share of bombshells in recent years, the most stunning being its revelation of the identify of the Watergate source known as Deep Throat. The magazine reported in 2005 that W. Mark Felt, a top-ranking F.B.I. official during the Nixon administration, was the source for The Washington Post as it exposed the Watergate scandal.

11. As soon as Naoto Kan was picked to be Japan’s prime minister, “Yes We Kan” T-shirts went on sale on the Internet. Voters who have now seen their fifth leader take office in just three years may, however, be wary of buying one without proof that he will stay the course.

12. Ms. Dowd, I don’t think Mr. Obama is thin-skinned nor an elitist, I think he simply knows better than to trust you guys with anything. Remember, members of the press are the same reporters who refused to acknowledge or call out George W. Bush when he stole an election OR when he took us into war under false pretenses. I’m not quite sure (being facetious) but I think it was this publication that printed all those lies about Saddam having WMD’s. Also I could be wrong but wasn’t it someone at this same publication who hid the fact that the government was spying on citizens illegally? Last but not least, wasn’t this the paper that, in 1998, ran non-stop Monica Lewinsky stories? And, I refuse to believe that no members of the “press” were unaware of the financial crisis when it was in it’s infancy. If you cannot be trusted to tell the truth why should anyone be bothered with you? If I were Mr. Obama I wouldn’t get too close to you either. You guys twist what it said and turn what was meant into some sensational story all the time.

13. Still, this crisis has dragged on for more than six weeks and promises to take another two months, setting off “Day 43”-like media attention. History shows that presidents like Mr. Carter have had their agendas overcome by long-running crises. Bill Clinton found it hard to gain traction during the year he was investigated, impeached and ultimately acquitted of perjury in the Monica Lewinsky case. Mr. Bush found second-term domestic legislation like Social Security investment accounts hobbled as violence engulfed Iraq.

14. A hundred metres of the emptiness-that-was-not still yawned, separating their ship from a ragged hole large enough to admit several armoured Terminator Marines abreast.

15. That may not sound like the most exciting plot you have ever heard but every MP in the Commons seemed to think it was better than Indiana Jones, The Terminator and Alien rolled into one.

16. Singing carols around the Christmas tree and exploring the cobbled streets takes you back to the era of the Boston Tea Party

17. The myth that a man makes has transformations according as he sees himself as hero or villain, as young or old, but it is essentially the same myth; Tom Jones is not the same person, but he is the same myth as Squire Western; Midshipman Easy is part of the same myth; Falstaff is elevated above the myth to dwell on Olympus, more than a national character.

18. Apple has become the evil empire! Darth Jobs!

19. The undercurrent against Obama is that America the Beautiful, America the country with a statue that says it welcomes the poor, the underdog and those without hope and once a wannabee Evil Empire that is falling apart fast can't be accepted by the masses in America who are being screwed by a capitalist, undemocratic and corrupt political-economic system.

20. ‘The struggle with nature sometimes reminds one of what Shakespeare calls ‘the taming of the shrew’— that means conquering the opposition by perseverance.’

21. Margot is always splendid on these occasions; she took me back to the house and covered me with ice and raw beef: but in spite of all I am a most revolting sight today and shall be for a week or more — lame in one leg, blind in one eye, and with a nose like Cyrano…

22. I've become a Blackberry widow since my other half got his first smart phone over a year ago. He lingers in the bathroom with it and it goes to bed with him. It has woken me up on occasion when he has forgotten to silence it and it chimes during the night. He can't resist the chime of a text or email received during the day. It's there at the dining table while he is eating and beside him when we are watching TV. I've had to warn him about obstacles more than a few times when he is on the sidewalk and texting while walking. Warnings have also been issued when he picks up the phone when he is driving and the few moments we sit at a stop light then doesn't notice when the light turns green.



#8 2010-12-02 14:32:35


Re: Материалы для третьего курса

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#9 2010-12-11 15:38:21


Re: Материалы для третьего курса

1."The only people who believe that samsara and nirvana are the same are those that haven't meditated enough"

2. A Zen master once said to me, "Do the opposite of whatever I tell you." So I didn't.

3. Lebanon's top Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Fadlallah, seen as a mentor to militant group Hezbollah, has died aged 74. In the suburb of Haret Hreik, where the ayatollah preached at the al-Hassanayn mosque, black banners were hung in mourning and women wept openly in the street, the Associated Press reported.

4. For almost two thousand years, the Analects had also been the fundamental course of study for any Chinese scholar, for a man was not considered morally upright or enlightened if he did not study Confucius' works. The imperial examination, started in the Jin Dynasty  and eventually abolished in the dying years of the Qing Dynasty, emphasized Confucian studies and expected candidates to quote and apply the words of Confucius in their essays.

5. Cyclops were not unique to Greek mythology; appearing to Sinbad in The Arabian Nights was a huge monster

6. Just as the early European explorers of the North Atlantic would bring back the tusks of narwhals and pass them off as the horns of unicorns, so would the early Arabian and Indian sailors bring back the massive bones of the Cassowary as evidence of the giant "roc" of the Sinbad sagas, or the Garuda bird of Hindu mythology, which is today the symbol of Indonesia's national airline.

7. Edmond Rostand took the motive of his second piece, La Princesse lointaine, from the story of the troubadour Rudel and the Lady of Tripoli. The part of Melissande was created by Sarah Bernhardt

8. Ferdowsi started his composition of the Shahnameh in the Samanid era in 977 A.D and completed it around 1010 A.D.

9. Hippolytus, son of Theseus, was put to death at the instigation of his stepmother, Phaedra, whose attempts at seduction he had virtuously resisted.

10. Written on stone tablets, preserved in the ark of the covenant, the ten "words" were the basis of Israel's law.

11. I heard someone say the other day that modern people treat the Ten Commandments like examination questions: only four need be attempted

12. By the spring of 1167, northern Italy was divided between supporters of the empire — the Ghibellines — and defenders of civic independence — the Guelphs.

13. Some people think that Buddhist practice and meditation are about stopping thoughts. As the saying goes, if that were true, a coconut would be enlightened..... Let's remember that upon attaining enlightenment the Buddha smiled. This is very important. He didn't have to smile. He could have grimaced or remained neutral, but he smiled.....

14. It has been the strategy of every army and power-seeker since Genghis Khan

15. Around fifty works of art will include: four Eastern Zhou bronze vessels dating from the fifth century BC, cast in two different alloys of bronze and inlaid with a design incorporating small pieces of malachite, paste and copper wire; a bronze male figure of the third to fourth century BC, supporting a candlestick; of a similar date and from a royal treasury is a bronze and silver ox inlaid with a complex pattern of curved scrolls; a gold and turquoise garment-hook in the form of three intertwined dragons; a group of Tang figures including an ochre camel in unglazed earthenware; and a twelfth-century carved wooden figure of a seated Bodhisattva, last shown in London at Eskenazi's in 1972 and purchased back for this exhibition.

16. Lately there has been increasing interest among IR scholars in Chinese thought both as an alternative to Eurocentric IR and because the PRC as an emerging power will soon have the institutional power to promote its view of the world. Rather than look for suitable Chinese parallels to ‘international’, ‘security’ or other mainstream concepts, this paper will examine the concept of ‘Tianxia’ to understand Chinese visions of world order. Tianxia is interesting both because it was key to the governance and self-understanding of three millennia of Chinese empire, and also because discussion of Tianxia is becoming popular again in the 21st century as a Chinese model of world order that is universally valid. Firstly, the paper will examine Zhao Tingyang’s popular discussion of how the all-inclusive Tianxia system would solve the world’s problems through a world institution that embraces difference according to a ‘magnanimous’ social grammar. Then it will examine some of the philosophical and historical problems raised by this reading of Tianxia: its relation to classical Chinese philosophy and modern social theory, particularly how it deals with ‘Otherness’. And finally, it will conclude that Tianxia’s most important impact will not be on the world stage, but in China’s domestic politics. The paper will examine how Tianxia has been redeployed by China’s intellectuals of the state and public intellectuals among the Chinese diaspora in ways that blur the conceptual boundaries between empire and globalism, hierarchy and cosmopolitanism. Yet rather than guide us towards a post-hegemonic IR, Tianxia presents a new hegemony that reproduces China’s hierarchical empire in an updated form.

17. A time-line of Britain
540: the monk Gildas writes the "De Excidio Britanniae"
597: Pope Gregory I dispatches Augustine to England with forty monks
731: Bede of Jarrow (Northumbria) writes the "Ecclesiastical History of the English People"
1086: the "Domesday Book" is compiled for taxation purposes



#10 2011-02-07 20:22:18


Re: Материалы для третьего курса

an outbreak of:
divine intervention,
love between Blair and Brown,
Anglo-French solidarity

Brussels prefers to keep reality away from the EU project, but  this week there was an outbreak of sanity.



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