'These, then, are the qualities of my ideal diplomatist. Truth, accuracy, calm, patience, good temper, modesty and loyalty. They are also the qualities of an ideal diplomacy. But, the reader may object, you have forgotten intelligence, knowledge, discernment, prudence, hospitality, charm, industry, courage and even tact. I have not forgotten them. I have taken them for granted.' Sir Harold George Nicolson, Diplomacy (1939)
Photo: Bertrand Russell, Harold Nicolson (the chairman) and Lord Samuel at the London Forum, a weekly discussion programme in the BBC General Overseas Service, 1951.
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.
Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915, becoming one of the first members of Jasta 2 in 1916. He quickly distinguished himself as a fighter pilot, and during 1917 became leader of Jasta 11 and then the larger unit Jagdgeschwader 1 (better known as the "Flying Circus"). By 1918, he was regarded as a national hero in Germany, and was very well known by the other side.
Richthofen was shot down and killed near Amiens on 21 April 1918. There has been considerable discussion and debate regarding aspects of his career, especially the circumstances of his death. He remains perhaps the most widely known fighter pilot of all time, and has been the subject of many books, films and other media.
Legs Diamond is the most comprehensive biography yet written on New York’s most famous Prohibition era gangster. The book covers Legs’ youth in Philadelphia, his ascension through the New York underworld, which resulted in his becoming an international celebrity, and his inevitable demise in a cheap rooming house. Along the way, the many myths and untruths that have been written about Diamond over the years are corrected.
Op de achtergrond: Het kasteeltje van de Broeders Alexianen te Boechout waar vroeger de zetel van 'De Sfinks' gelegen was en waar het Sfinks-festival plaats vond.
Het festival dat nu elders in het dorpje Boechout plaats heeft, was in 2013 voor het eerst gratis voor iedereen. Er waren meer dan 72.000 bezoekers wat voor de grootste Sfinks ooit zorgde maar wat misschien ook voor een deel de charme ontnam van het kleine festival. In 2014 wordt Sfinks Mixed herhaalt.
SFINKS MIXED 2014
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Photo of the hedgehog that steals the food of my cat.
‘Me alle tsjetsjenen mor ni met den dezen’
Antwerp expression - ‘You can do it with all the Chinese, but not with this guy’
Pun: A play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words. To make puns or a pun.
Nov 5, 2010
Part 1: Analysis of the Lunar Photography - This compelling video throws into serious doubt the authenticity of the Apollo missions and features information that challenges the declared abilities of NASA to successfully send a man to the Moon and return him safely to Earth. New evidence clearly suggests that NASA hoaxed pictures allegedly taken on the lunar surface. These findings are supported by analysis and the testimony of experts from a wide variety of scientific disciplines.
Note: This was the hardest film for us to post here at UFOTV, as most of us were born around the Apollo era and many of us hold NASA's achievement of landing a Man on the Moon and bringing him safely back, as sacred. But in the interest of remaining neutral and posting all information on controversies in science, regardless of our personal beliefs and those of the management at UFOTV, we bring you what critics have chosen as the greatest filmed investigation on this matter to date.
As powerful as the evidence presented in this film and its sister film may seem, we highly recommend that you view our film called "Quantum Hologram & ESP - Astronaut Edgar Mitchell," that sheds light on Edgar Mitchell's experience as the 6th man to walk upon the Moon and his experience aboard Apollo 14 at that time. His experience during this mission as described on this presentation must not be overlooked.
What Happened On the Moon? - An Investigation Into Apollo - NOW ON DVD - Full Version 222 mins. on 2-DVDs, Cat# K481. Go to http://www.UFOTV.com.
Photographed a few days ago
The Portrait of the Artist without Beard is a self portrait made by Vincent Van Gogh. It was created in 1889.
This is the only portrait where the artist was without beard. The picture was painted by Van Gogh during his stay in the hospital in San Remy. The artist painted a self-portrait without beard just after having been shaved. He wanted to send a picture to his mother Anna Cornelia Karbentus as a gift for her 70th birthday. Van Gogh could not personally be present at the party and so he wanted to send a picture instead, thereby convincing the mother that he was all right. The author looks younger than his years. It should be noted that during this period Van Gogh made two self-portraits. During his lifetime, the artist created thirty-six self-portraits. In each picture the author paid special attention to emotions: excitement, tranquility and meditation. He tried to find answers to his questions by means of his imagination.