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After the OP
Still groggy, but otherwise ok.

Just, they've found "something" which needs further examination by a specialized lab. 12 more days of waiting...

What happens in the world of norwie
So, I was absent from LJ for a year, more or less. Because I'm seriously ill. But, next Tuesday the doctors are trying to fix me by opening my body with sharp instruments and cutting away certain things.

While the painkillers mostly ruled my life for the last months I had some better moments and cached up on some pop culture and binge watched:

Orphan Black

Reccd to me by my (ex-)gf. I really like that show, albeit I always fear that they've run out of ideas and start in on the soapy. Will absolutely watch the next season.

The 100

Reccd to me by shadowcat67. Strange show - I always wait for it to become more explicit in the questions (and answers) it gives. To me, it seems there is "gold just around the corner". Alas, it did not truly deliver so far.

Game of Thrones

Reccd to me by my friend Pas and ShipperX. Absolutely fantastic! Bought the books. They are even better! Class war, gender war, character development - it has it all. I'm totally consumed by Ice and Fire thoughts! I recommend to binge watch this over a single weekend. 40 hours in one go makes for an absolutely stunning experience. Yeah, they could cut down on some of the more gracious nakedness and gore. On the other hand: Eros and Thanatos. I cannot wait for the next books to come out!

In concluding I hope to be well again come August/September. Or dead, depends on the doctors... (In that case you all have to finish the revolution without me.)

70 years ago the friends of my grandparents lost -  and the grandparents of my friends won. I cannot choose my family - but i can choose my friends.

"History knows no greater display of courage than that shown by the people of Soviet Russia." Henry L Stimson, Secretary of War, USA

"We and our allies owe and acknowledge an everlasting debt of gratitude to the armies and people of the Soviet Union." Frank Knox, Secretary of the Navy, USA

"The gallantry and aggressive fighting spirit of the Russian soldiers command then American army's admiration." George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, US Army

"I join ... in admiration for the Soviet Union's heroic and historic defense." Ernest J. King, Commander in Chief United States Fleet

"...the scale and grandeur of the Russian effort mark it as the greatest military achievement in all history." Douglas MacArthur, Commander in Chief Southwest Pacific Area, USA

"By far the largest and most important developments in the whole world-wide strategic picture of 1942 were the events of the long fronts in Russia: first, the implacable defense of Stalingrad; and, second, the offensives by the Russian armies at various points that started in the latter part of November and which still roll on with great force and effectiveness." Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the USA

"As commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the United States of America, I congratulate you on the brilliant victory at Stalingrad of the armies under your supreme command. The 162 days of epic battle for the city which has forever honored your name and the decisive result which all Americans are celebrating today will remain one of the proudest chapters in this war of the peoples united against Nazism and its emulators." Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the USA

Book Meme
Fun meme. And i get to preach, too!

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Happy birthday
class protector

All the very best and have a wonderful day!

Come and See
I just watched "Come and See" ("Иди и смотри") by Elim Klimov.

Has anyone seen this movie? Please? I'd like to talk about it...

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Which philosopher are you?
Your Result: Nietzsche

There is no provable absolute truth. At the bottom of every philosophy there is some inspired assumption which the philosopher defends with reasons they have sought after the fact. There is no rational principle behind our world. The most noble goal in life is to create art. To live well is to be art.

If life is a dream, "I will dream on!"

--This quiz was made by S. A-Lerer.

Sartre/Camus (late existentialists)
W.v.O. Quine / Late Wittgenstein
Early Wittgenstein / Positivists
Immanuel Kant
Plato (strict rationalists)
Which philosopher are you?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

International Women's Day
Day for women's rights and world peace.

Frauentag 1914

(excerpt from the text: "To fight for this natural human right must be the invincible, adamant will of every woman, of every worker. No rest and no break!")

8 marta

("8th of March is the day of rebellion of the working women against kitchen slavery")

Women's march on Versailles

(Women's march on Versailles, 1789)

It is often forgotten how closely linked the fight of women is with the fight of the working class for a better tomorrow: Clara Zetkin, Rosa Luxemburg, Emma Goldman, Alexandra Kollontai. The women led demonstrations on March, 8th in 1917 toppled the centuries old regime of the czar in Russia, as over a century before the women led revolts toppled the feudal regime in France in 1789. 

"Everyone who knows anything of history also knows that great social revolutions are impossible without the feminine ferment. Social progress may be measured precisely by the social position of the fair sex." (K.M., 12th December 1868)

shapinglight  links to the corresponding wiki article on her LJ: http://shapinglight.livejournal.com/1160286.html

Der Tod ist ein Meister aus Deutschland
27th January:

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On 27th January 1945 the 322nd Rifle Division of the 60th Army, First Ukrainian Front of the Soviet Union liberated the Death Camp Auschwitz.

13 to 17 million people perished in over 1000 concentration camps all over Europe: Extermination through labor. Murdered by fascists, to further the profits of a few.

"We will take up the fight until the last culprit stands before the judges of the people. Our watchword is the destruction of Nazism from its roots. Our goal is to build a new world of peace and freedom. This is our responsibility to our murdered friends and their relatives." Buchenwald Oath

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Giles and the "Wild Woman"
Giles and the „Wild Woman“

Preface 1: No fic, sorry. These are some meta-y thoughts about Giles, his role on the TV show and his relationship with different women. It is a bit incoherent, jumping from point to point and not restricted to Giles-thoughts. The Master, Wesley, Angel/us, Caleb, Snyder, … all make a short appearance. Oh, and the women, of course: Buffy, Jenny, Faith, Willow

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