Wed

27

Oct

2010

Common Number Patterns

Numbers can have interesting patterns.

Here we list the most common patterns and how they are made.

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Tue

26

Oct

2010

Introduction to the Number Patterns Category (Science > Nbr-and-Patterns)

This is a different sort of entry into the discusssion blog.  It is a somewhat personal note.  However, it charts the course Martha and I sometimes follow to enjoy our world more.

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Tue

26

Oct

2010

Albanian Muslims risk their own lives to save Jews from Nazis during World War II

It's a story you've likely never heard. It is a story told through the faces of Albanian Muslims who risked their own lives to live by a code of faith and honor called Besa.

 

By Leisa Zigman

from:   http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=222601&catid=3

A video is present on this URL which is very much worth looking at.

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Tue

19

Oct

2010

Pictures unknown source

Someone sent me a set of pictures in QQ E-Mail.  The defining characteristics of the mail are Chinese, a language with which I am not familiar.  So I use Google's Translator.  It does a poor job.

 

The gist of the message before the pictures appears to reflect my feelings well, and the pictures are so good, that I wanted to preserve them on my blog.

 

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Tue

19

Oct

2010

Morals - God - Thoughts of Frans De Waal

From The Stone which is a forum for contemporary philosophers on issues both timely and timeless

 

Morals Without God?

By FRANS DE WAAL

October 17, 2010, 5:15 pm

 

Can we envision a world without God? Would this world be good?

 

  

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Mon

18

Oct

2010

President's Schedule: Picture of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

Photostream: September in Full

Check out behind the scenes photos from September 2010.

Photo of the Day

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk along the Colonnade of the White House, Sept. 21, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Sun

17

Oct

2010

Omani Woman’s Day Celebration

Muscat, Oct 17 (ONA)-The celebrations to mark the Omani Woman's Day, which falls on  October 17th each year, commenced today by organizing the Omani Woman Forum "A partner in Development" at Al Bustan Palace Hotel, under the auspices of Dr. Ali bin Mohammed bin Moosa, Deputy Chairman of the CBO Board of Governors and Chairman of the Tender Board and lasts for two days.

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Sun

17

Oct

2010

Oman Map 002

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Sun

17

Oct

2010

Oman Map 001

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Sun

17

Oct

2010

Oman Timeline

A chronology of key events

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Sun

17

Oct

2010

Oman Media

The government operates the main broadcasters. The first private radio station launched in 2007.

 

The use of satellite receivers is permitted, and stations from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Yemen may be picked up. The BBC broadcasts on FM in Salalah, in the south.

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Sun

17

Oct

2010

Oman Facts

  • Full name: Sultanate of Oman
  • Population: 2.8 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Muscat
  • Area: 309,500 sq km (119,500 sq miles)
  • Major language: Arabic
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 74 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Rial = 1000 biaza
  • Main export: Oil
  • GNI per capita: US $12,270 (World Bank, 2008)
  • Internet domain: .om
  • International dialling code: +968
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Sun

17

Oct

2010

Oman

The oldest independent state in the Arab world, Oman is one of the more traditional countries in the Gulf region and was, until the 1970s, one of the most isolated.

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