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Topic: The People's Republic of China Joins the UN Security Council (1971)
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020 3:32:28 AM
Republic of Ireland was admitted to the European Union about this time.

Republic of Ireland is a country which has had good relations with communist countries since the beginning of their existence.

Lenin was given a loan by the Republic of Ireland at the time when the civil war in Russian Empire was not decided.
Turkey after the WWI sold arms and ammunition to Lenin.

Stalin paid back the loan in the 1950s' to Republic of Ireland.

Ireland is a country which has good trading relations with many African and Latin America countries.
Topic: Repudiation Day
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020 3:22:34 AM
The Puritans found an insane asylum in the wilds of America. The Stamp Act was to make everybody stamp all materials so they should be null and void.

- Mark Twain, English As She Is Taught
Topic: Hanno the Navigator
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:58:54 AM
Mr D. censures Vossius for imagining that the Gorgons and Gorillae had any reference to each other; and observes, that it was not the Greeks, nor even the Carthaginian Hanno himself, who gave them this appellation, but the interpreters, whom they had procured from the Lixitae; and that it is probable, that this word Gorillae is of African origin, whereas the word Gorgon is a Greek word.

- Voyage of Hanno, translated and accompanied with the Greek text, explained from the accounts of modern travellers; defended against the objections of MR Dodwell, and other writers; and illustrated by maps from Ptolemy, D’Anville, and Bougainville; by Thomas Falconer, A.M. fellow of C.C.C. Oxford, London MDCCXCVII; page. 41
Topic: Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing,
Beloved from pole to pole.

Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:21:44 AM
The clinicians now have powerful tools such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). With techniques such as tractography and functional MRI (fMRI) they can locate and characteris, in great detail, disorders of brain structure, interconnectivity and function.

- Peter Sandercock and Joanna Wardlaw, “Brain imaging, the legal process and neurofantasy; can it be cured (by applying the principles of evidence – based medicine)?”, (2011) 8:2 SCRIPTed 204
Topic: The soldier who executes what his captain orders does no less than the captain himself who gives the order.
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:47:21 AM
The perpetrator of an prohibited act does not commit an offence if guilt cannot be attributed to him at the time of the commission of the act.
Topic: Rebecca Latimer Felton Becomes the First Female US Senator (1922)
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:40:54 AM
A people with an active communal government of their own in former times were now reduced to complete slavery.

- Henryk Sienkiewicz, With Fire and Sword, Introduction
ISBN: 978 1 78656 0940
Topic: Plebeian Games
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2020 5:09:55 AM
Soon after (an incident which had violated the sanctity of the Great Games), however, a working man named Titus Latinius dreamed that Jupiter told him that he was displeased with the ‘leading dancer’ at the Games, and then went on to say that unless the festival were started all over again in the most sumptuous manner, Rome would be in peril.

Livy, The Early History of Rome, Book Two, The Beginnings of the Republic
Topic: retread
Posted: Sunday, November 1, 2020 4:37:18 AM
Each retreaded tyre must be permanently and legibly marked on both sides with the following information:
(…)
(viii) the direction of rotation where it is marked on the original tyre.

— S.I. No. 254/1989 Industrial Research and Standards (Section 44) (Retreaded Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle Tyres) Order, 1989.
Topic: meditate
Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:20:47 PM
[H]e should be diligent in the performance of public justice; and that he should meditate aloud or in his heart on the Passion of Christ.

— Sprenger/Kramer, Malleus Maleficarum, Question II, Chapter VII [Remedies prescribed against Hailstorms, and for animals that are Bewitched], ISBN: 9783849644642



Werner stood in the first rank with drawn sword, and meditated long; at last he raised his head.

— Henryk Sienkiewicz, With Fire and Sword, Chapter XIV



A few weeks before obtaining his degree, he took a step which he had long meditated; he formally embraced Christianity.

— Heinrich Heine by James Walter, The Biography in: ISBN: 978 1 78656 209 8
Topic: Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.
Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:25:30 AM
The whole story is curious and uncommon, and abounds with incidents that fill the hearers with wonder and astonishment.

— Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, Volume 2, What Took Place in the Inn, ISBN 978-1-62558-562-2