Nathaniel James Nicholson of Eugene, Oregon, traveled throughout the world using coded e-mail messages to plot meeting locations with the Russians, and received tens of thousands of dollars on behalf of his convicted spy father, Harold James Nicholson.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
"Britain's House of Lords voted Wednesday to suspend two of its members over corruption claims -- the first time a lord has been barred from the chamber since 1642"
"Two other lawmakers, Lord Moonie and Lord Snape, were found not to have breached the code."
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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Friday, January 23, 2009
Inspired by the Coraline boxes, Bruce Wright created a Harry Potter-themed box:
The parcel arrived on our doorstep around eleven pm on the Twenty-fourth. It was addressed to Harry Potter, 12 Grimauld Place, London. It was wrapped in brown paper, and two envelopes from the Department of Mysteries were attached with string.Go here for a photo gallery.
The letters expressed that this box had been in the custody of the Ministry of Magic’s Department of Mysteries in the intervening years since the passing of Albus Dumbledore, and he had indicated that the items were intended for Harry. Now the Department was insisting that Harry come ‘round to collect it or it would be sent by Owl or disposed of. Also no-one at the Ministry could manage to open the box, or knew what it contained.
The Box was wooden, clad with iron bracing, and sealed with wax and cord. A silver crest bearing the Fleur de Lis was affixed to the front.
The box contained a message from Albus Dumbledore to Harry, as well as the collected effects and writings of Nicolas Flamel, the alchemist who discovered the Philosopher’s Stone.
It also contained the Stone itself, which Harry had believed had been destroyed almost seventeen years ago.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
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Friday, January 16, 2009
[T]he Communist Party of the Soviet Union decided to build a chain of lighthouses to guide ships finding their way in the dark polar night across uninhabited shores of the Soviet Russian Empire. So it has been done and a series of such lighthouses has been erected. They had to be fully autonomous, because they were situated hundreds and hundreds miles aways from any populated areas. After reviewing different ideas on how to make them work for a years without service and any external power supply, Soviet engineers decided to implement atomic energy to power up those structures. So, special lightweight small atomic reactors were produced in limited series to be delivered to the Polar Circle lands and to be installed on the lighthouses.The lighthouses have been abandoned and looted. See a gallery of images here.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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Saturday, January 3, 2009
Viacom ran print and television ads featuring Dora the Explorer and Spongebob Squarepants crying in its effort to pressure Time Warner to pay more for Viacom channels.