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[7.] Notable stuff from the last few days (12.09.2006) || re-submitted

by tayiper In reply to Web-Notes

/IMPORTANT: I deleted this "blog-entry" by accident (note that the original date was 5.03.2006, and labeled with number 3; you can see it missing below), so I needed to recreate it !!<br /><br /><br />

Well this entry applies partially also for 2.03.2006, 3.03.2006, and also for 4.03.2006. Anyway, I've started reading a book, written by a famous professor at Harvard with full name <b>Samuel P. Huntington</b>, while the book title is "<i><b>The clash of civilizations and the remaking of world order</b></i>".<br /><br />For starters, I've read the book's prologue , then first 30 pages, and then I've checked also few maps, tables etc. I also jumped on the index page on the end of the book and looked for (and found) the references to Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Yugoslavia and have read those particular konkretne bits with great interest.<br /><br /><br />

As second, on the thursday 2.2.2006 I've watched an interesting documentary at <b>Kiberpipa/Cyberpipe</b>: <a href="http://www.kiberpipa.org">http://www.kiberpipa.org</a> about **** Cheney titled "<i><b>The Unauthorized Biography of **** Cheney</b></i>": <a href="http://www.kiberpipa.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=567">http://www.kiberpipa.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=567</a>. It's the so-called unauthorized biography of a person, who is seen by many as one of the most powerful political/economical figures on the world. The one hour film uncovers the details about his life, his work for the government, his role in the oil company "Halliburton", his connection to both of gulf/Iraqi wars and so on. It wants to show how important influence that Cheney has on the future course of the United States. As I said, a really interesting documentary, which in fact sadly wasn't anything special; I mean that there simply was no "climax", no thesis was given, which authors would try to "confirm" or "develop" during the film.<br /><br />Oh, and one day before, I also watched the now legendary <b>Stanley Kubrick</b>'s film "<i><b>Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb</b></i>": <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove</a>, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057012">http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057012</a>; in my opinion, it isn't unnecessary to say that it was worth every minute of watching it.<br /><br /><br />

P.S., As the last thing, let me say that it is somehow my "goal" for many years (or better yet, since I remember) to know/learn as much as I can about the world, on which we were born and on which we live. Maybe this was the reason that I was alway good at "Geography" (I've almost always had the best possible score 5); also see here: <a href="http://users.volja.net/tayiper/other/about.html">http://users.volja.net/tayiper/other/about.html</a> for few other details about me. And well, further about scores that I was getting at school: it is true that I was scored as "excellent" or "one-below-excellent" in most of the subjects/classes and most of the years (i.e. the final scoring) and all without any learning at all. I guss it's all about general/universal knowledge.<br /><br /><br />

Regards, Ivan Tadej<br />

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