oktoober 03, 2007
august 02, 2007
"President Vladimir Putin has long promised to restore Russian greatness and build an "energy empire." But until now, his empire-building had been confined to taking control of corporations operating on his turf, buying into businesses abroad, and blackmailing former Soviet Republics who dared vote against Moscow-backed candidates, moved to join NATO or acted in otherwise uppity ways. But Putin's imperial ambitions have recently added an element of classic 19th century-style territorial expansion: Late last month, Moscow signaled its intentions to annex the entire North Pole, an area twice the size of France with Belgium and Switzerland thrown in — except all of it under water.
The ice-frozen North Pole is currently a no man's land supervised by a U.N. Commission. The five Polar countries — Russia, the U.S., Canada, Norway and Denmark — each control only a 200-mile economic zone along their coasts. And none of these economic zones reach the North Pole. Under the current U.N. Maritime convention, one country's zone can be extended only if it can prove that the continental shelf into which it wishes to expand is a natural extension of its own territory, by showing that it shares a similar geological structure.
So, the Russians claimed a great scientific discovery late last month. An expedition of 50 scientists that spent 45 days aboard the Rossia nuclear ice-breaker found that an underwater ridge (the Lomonosov ridge) directly links Russia's Arctic coast to the North Pole. This, they insist, surely guarantees Russia's rights over a vast Polar territory that also happens to contain some 10 billion tons of oil and natural gas deposits. more at the link below
If you cant trust kidnappers who can you trust
Wed Aug 1, 2007 3:06PM EDT
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian mobile telephone users are being duped by criminals who pose as phone operators and instruct them to turn off their handsets just long enough to demand ransom from their families.
Because: their telephones have been cloned heh
LONDON (Reuters) - A lottery winner doubled his share of the jackpot to nearly 1 million pounds after he mistakenly bought two lucky tickets for the same draw, organizers Camelot said Wednesday.http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSL0181922120070801?feedType=RSS
i bought lottery too fo yesterday, but not as lucky as chap above................
YET :) i may have won something, some numbers matched though, not the millons of course. but better sparrow in the hand, than pigeon on the roof. ehh actually i would want to catch eagle LOL hehehe
juuli 20, 2007
--George w. Bush
Here i am again my dear blog. today is friday the 20th, last week was 13th :D i am not supersticious. there was odd case last friday one estonian model died in Milano. Supposedly she was looking at the map while not noticing that her heels of shoes got stuck in streetcar/tram tracks, so she fell and hit her against streetcar. Article mentioned that she didnt like streetcars/trams. i looked at the photo and streetcar of Milan looks like electric train, unlike trams we use here, well at least in Tallinn
see : http://www.sloleht.ee/index.aspx?id=238494&rss=1
its in estonian, true there is no tram picture there
what else summer is here and life is still full of contradictions and other stuff
juuni 13, 2007
Russia, Beware: Estonia Chooses A National Fish
By Christopher Rhoads
Word Count: 1,187
TALLINN, Estonia -- Since this seafaring Baltic nation achieved independence in 1991 from its far larger Russian neighbor, Estonia has tried to forge a post-Soviet national identity. That effort became more urgent recently in the face of renewed threats from Moscow, including riots in the capital here led by Kremlin supporters.
A key part of the strategy: Baltic herring.
Following an emotional debate, online poll, charges of voter fraud and parliamentary debate, Estonia, which is about half the size of Maine, several months ago officially selected the small, oily animal as its national fish.
"Food has a political dimension," explains ...
more at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118169987356633447.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
juuni 07, 2007
mai 23, 2007
In the another scene, where Woland acts as a magican (Trikimees ;) with help of big cat Behemot and Korovyev to do the black-magic show in Variete theatre. Before the show starts, Woland asks to for a chair, sits :) and asks while looking at audience( his show :D), has the people of city really changed? Now that thing was in TV-show, but i am reading old Master and Margarita, where the question is missing. thinking pause. Later on devilous threesome test audience by giving them money and an opportunity to change their own clothes for luxury clothes and apparel from West that carried trade marks like Chanel etc. Thinking pause. And they go for it, hesitating first but do it. But fleeting are riches, and beacuse they are of magic they dissapear, leaving people with blank notes of papers or labels of drinks and clothes vanish from women, thus leaving them under shame and mokery of people.
There are more satire on Soviet reality, like how important were ID's and proofs( well like most of societes they are). There is scene where neighbour of Margarita, who ends up in Devil's ball as well asks proof about his absence from home to militia and
wife and he gets one hehe, that he was at satan's ball. LOL
But coming back to this day, looking at this case that happened at the night when
bronze soldier was moved away, riots turned into looting and stealing that night and next, me watching that, asking myself this Wolands question. Has the muscovites really changed? oh and its general question too. has the people really changed? although it applies those russian-speaking or any other looters as well in narrow sense, russian federations present political regime's behaviour in wider sense, it mosly applies to human nature.
Cauze if you read propaganda and are aware what really happened here you see difference. USSR "lives" in many peoples lives on and on and current RF goverment makes "best" use of it to govern its people, who know only some truth what this all fuss is about. though people obviously see history differently. italso happens day to day basis to all people, we are people with differernt perspectives. still ....
it is quite refreshing to read Bulgakov at times when propaganda flies high :)
--George w. Bush
in a Republican Primary debate
In this job you've got a lot on your plate on a regular basis; you don't have much time to sit around and wander, lonely, in the Oval Office, kind of asking different portraits, 'How do you think my standing will be?'
--George w. Bush
It's a time of sorrow and sadness when we lose a loss of life.
--George w. Bush
mai 15, 2007
--George w. Bush
Iowa Western Community College
You Go, George LOL ;)
märts 21, 2007
veebruar 15, 2007
BUT here you go :)
Friends and folks,
What makes person to be a friend?
Dont You think how easily sometimes we lower value it, using it maybe too easily? I know there can be many meanings given to the word and meanings may alter with course of history.
and what do you consider when u change your mind or have to change your mind about somebody to be a friend or not longer be a friend.
meaning where you draw an imaginary line where being aquinted ends and friendshp starts or vice versa?
I know i am one day late, but as usually happens to me when i start to write email out of blue on some question i ran out of my libary net usage time hehe.....
Happy Valentines day or Friends day, and remember- keep your friends close :) and your enemies even closer hehehe :D( last one if ya want to rule LOL the people)
Wil you be mine friend if i change my ways,
will you be mine friend on darker days
will you be my friend no matter what
friends need to know that
or "Et Tu, BruT"
Sõbrad ja rahvas,
Mis teeb inimesest sõbra?
Kas te ei arva kui kergesti seda kasutades vähendame selle sõna väärtust? Tean et sõnale võib omistada mitmeid tähendusi ja et tähendused võivad ajaloo kestel teiseneda.
ning mida te peate silmas kui te muudate oma meelt või olete sunnitud muutma meelt keda pidada sõbraks ja keda enam mitte sõbraks pidada.
see tähendab kust alates te tõmbate mõttelise joone kus tuttavaks olemine lõpeb ja sõprus algab või vastupidi?
Head Valentini või Sõbra päeva, ning pidage meeles-hoidke oma sõpru lähedal :) ja oma vaenlasi veelgi ligemal :D
( seda viimast kui te soovite valitseda inimeste üle LOL :)
veebruar 03, 2007
it can be used, but then back in 97 we werent in EU either.
but still, i remeber how they praised Estonian passport, "this uu can travel with" makes u wander, now we use more secured passports but still makes u wander, nothing seems safe in this world
oh and then there was movie about one woman helping out kids who were born into brothel in India because of moms being prostitutes. they showed how she was trying to involve the in photography and schools, they were usually not admitted because of they parents criminal backrground, which is really an injustice, case whats kids fault in this!Oh and i remeber that they showed on boys father smoking haSHISH, lighting it with a match, and matchbox cover was-Lotus Temple :D whata irony!
St. Louis MO
Second presidental debate
The best way to find these terrorists who hide in holes is to get people coming forth to describe the location of the hole, is to give clues and data.
--George w. Bush
Second presidental debate
jaanuar 31, 2007
its cold, but there are means to ceep safe and warm :D
Working as usual :)
I can say my life is rich of different experiences, both good and bad(they can help too) :)
and i am really happy with that. I maybe wish to be a professor or writer of grand scope, but i must say my life hasnt been less fascinating than other peoples life.
Sometimes i feel i should write a book, but then there is part of me, that thinks just to scribble now here on bloggger or on paper. And write when i have more experiences to larger public. Still way to go with mystery called life :) Though i am on my way ;)
Iam happy in little moments, even if i might be sceptical about whats going around in public sphere.
I am happy with myself little more, even though i have mistakes and darker side.
Ehhh, I accept my darker side to be part of me, if i change then i do, if dont then not. And Kadri, im happy that i have met her, even if that choice also brings minuses that Kadri cannot control :)
Of course there are areas that needs improvment and that im not happy with, but we shall see how they work out.
There will be lots of new i forsee for this year. Does new year start again in september, for me changes have happened on 7th month of year. We'll see!
I read Da Vinci code :D And it was a yessssss book. i think it was written fascinantly, leaving something always in the air. Check it out for yourselves, cause i guess its a matter of taste whether you'll like that book
jaanuar 11, 2007
There was heavy wind yesterday morning and eve before that(10th and 9th), another storm was closing in, meteorologists said first that water will rise to near critical level, but unlike storm of 9th of january two years ago( but coincedentally at same date :), it was smaller in scale. Casualties: one lamppost, tractor capsized in Vana-Pärnu beach's water, branches of trees and power outage in about 265 housholds. water rose 132 cm above Kronstad zerolevel, covering the mainly beach areas of pärnu, the sand part, not the streets
OH and there is no snow in pärnu yet, though metorologist say weather will be bit colder tonight, i heard that there is possiblity of snow and water coming but well see
My trip to Asia begins here in Japan for an important reason. It begins here because for a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times. From that alliance has come an era of peace in the Pacific.
--George w. Bush
someone apparently forgot about a little something called World War II
We do what we must, and call it by the best names. Ralph Waldo Emerson
jaanuar 05, 2007
it has come with a bangs of fireworks, was bit rainy, but saw the fireworks from home :)
though it was foggy a bit, just me tv, some family and of course Kadri :) didnt eat much, well expet xmas. two meals, father brought guest, his work colleague from algeria times, amir. he was nice. some how all family and amir fit into the house, house not big at all. oh and it snowed on 31st for hour or so, but of course snow didnt stay. so no snow, i demand snow now!
got lots of new pics bu no comp to load them, one day i will.
my bro and sis came to xmas as well to home.
And then AAstahitt 2006 experience, winning is good :) better than tv.
so long for now