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  1. Rumors spread in Kremlin about referendum for accession of the Kuril Islands to Japan. Putin calls his FSB agents: - Comrades, what's going on in Sakhalin? - Everything is good. We voted. - What do you mean voted? What for? - We held referendum for accession to Japan. - So how were the votes divided? - They weren't. 100% of people voted for... - Wasn't there anyone against?! - Well the Japanese are against, but its too late, we already joined.
  2. Do they look like "citizens of Crimea who took up arms"? These are by no means "self-defense forces", but clearly professional military units. Perhaps by accident, they wear russian style uniforms and russian weaponry and drive russian army armored vehicles... Armed civilians: Professional military: Difference?
  3. ITAR TASS and RT are funded by the Russian state, so I wouldn't call them a true news agencies, they are more - the voice of Kremlin. However, it is ussually very usefull to read them, as they give a mirror version of reality that one can interprete accordingly.
  4. Just to give you some perspective: 1. Yanukovich was elected with strong pro-Russian campaign, but still promising of bringing Ukraine closer with the EU. 2. When approaching a date for signing a previously negotiated trade association agreement with the EU, he suddenly shifted his position and turns 180 degrees, speaking of prospects about joining the Eurasian Economic Union instead - a position affected by Russia, undoubtly, as Putin promissed $15 billion economic aid with 1/3 gas price discount. 3. People get angry at the democratically elected president (who already changed the constitution to gain more power) and go to the Independance Square to hold a peaceful protest, numbering arround 2000 people (21 Nov 2013). 4. In the next few days, people organize with social networks and on the 24th of November about 100 000 people gather at the square to protest. This time as they try to "occupy" a government building, there are clashes with the police, about 400 people are injured. (Here's a random video from this day, just to give you a perspective about the type of people on these protests and the kind of atmosphere there) 5. Protests continue in lower numbers in the following week, when on the 29th as protesters learn the news that the EU Trade Association has not been signed, people gather again and they begin to ask for the resignation of the Parliament and the President. 6. Early in the morning on 30 Nov the Berkut special riot police, executing orders of the legitimately and democratically elected President of Ukraine, disperse the non-resisting protesters. Here's another video, which I think really describes this better than any words I can think of... 7. The next days, people are outraged about the actions of the President and gather in larger numbers culminating on the 8 Dec, when about half a million people hold peaceful protest on the now dubbed Euromaidan (maidan = square in ukrainian). (video) Without going into further details the next few months, people persist with the protests, eventually turning violent and toppling the President and the Government. When a president begins shooting at people, who want just his resignation, he ceases to be a democratically elected official and turns into a dic(k)tator. I am deeply passionate about this topic, because here in Bulgaria, we also held for months everyday, popular protests against the blatant and corrupt government, against the oligarchs and against the government propaganda. We did so peacefully - I stood in live chain holding hands with others, while police in riot gear was beating unarmed old people and women in front of me, so I can not judge too hard people like the ukrainian citizens, who respond with violence. Because democracy, my friend, is NOT voting for a ruler, who can do whatever he wants for his term, including breaking his promisses, which elected him in first place. It is NOT sitting passively to wait for election day, when you see corrupted officials trying to boost their power and wealth. It IS the combination of informed society, independant media and separation of powers to act as check and balances that best implement a modern day democracy.
  5. "A man without faith is like a fish without a bicycle."

  6. "Typically, the human brain consists of approximately 10^11 neurons, each with an average of 10^3 - 10^4 connections."

    1. Mystery111


      I remember reading that the brain in total consists on average around 10^30 particles...

  7. Смених си номера. Който иска да ми се обажда, да го прави вече на 0876 30 40 76. :)

  8. Статистически погледнато, около 140% от хората преувеличават.

  9. Sorry about the offtopic but this is a good one:
  10. Честит празник на всички женски представители на Homo Sapiens. :D

  11. go mad like a clown...

  12. "Не мога да бъда "спряган" за даден пост, защото се спряга само глагол, а може да се скло...

  13. ’Twas brillig, and the slithy tovesDid gyre and gimble in the wabe;All mimsy were the borogoves,And the mome raths outgrabe.

  14. If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel. ~ Jim Morrison

  15. Yes, but why exactly like that, and not for example howling at the moon?
  16. What about going without a plan and just let things happen? www.couchsurfing.com
  17. Also instead of stop drinking beer, you can just start exercising more...
  18. I can think of one very fun and definitely not boring way of learning the human anatomy. "So this is the pectoralis... how fascinating!"
  19. Porn - the force which is driving the human progress!
  20. 0 error(s), 651 warning(s) ---> it works

  21. "Какво е Г20?" Джордж Буш -> source:wikileakslol

  22. Our universe (the observable part) can't orbit around anything else, because that will require gravity propagating faster than the speed of light, which is in violation of relativity. That's why your hypothesis requires our own galaxy, along with all the observable universe, to be experiencing acceleration. But acceleration is not relative and is measurable. Why then, don't we detect this sort of "universal acceleration"? P.S.: I am sorry if I didn't put the words quite right, I hope you understand what I mean.
  23. The level of taxonomic classification does not always represent the same genetic diversity across different branches.
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