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Unread postby rcsha » Sun Nov 09, 2003 5:47 am

Kong Zhengshu wrote:Did anybody check out the total lunar eclipse tonight (Nov. 8th)? I checked on the moon periodically throughout the night, and it was a pretty nice sight. We had perfectly clear weather for it where I life, and most of the lights in the neighbourhood were out, so we had a good view.

I know lunar eclipses are a dime a dozen, but it's still a pretty interesting natural phenomenon.


I saw it in several of it's intervals, but didn't watch it thoroughly. By the way...anybody now when the full moon is, it didn't seem quite fool last night or tonight (but it might have been because I couldn't catch it before the eclipse started, I'm not sure). And my calendar has no moon information... :roll:
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Unread postby Kong Wen » Sun Nov 09, 2003 5:48 am

I kind of wished I could have taken a picture, but I would never have known how to photograph the night sky. I can barely get the lighting right on a close human. :)

The eclipse did inspire me to get to work on some poetry, though, so I guess some of what may pass for "art" is going to come of it.

[Edit: rcsha, I'm pretty sure it was full tonight. At least, that's what I had read when reading up on the eclipse.]
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Unread postby Justin » Tue Nov 18, 2003 2:38 pm

Looks like my home town is making a good decision for once!

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Unread postby English_Druid » Sun Dec 14, 2003 12:25 pm

Saddam Hussein has finally been captured near his home town... apparently

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3317429.stm

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He is now going to travel to some american camp where we wont be tried, but instead have his genitals attached to a car battery 24/7... Ouch [sarc/]
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Unread postby EERman » Sun Dec 14, 2003 2:25 pm

well they finally got him. i just saw it on cnn today.
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Unread postby Kül Tigin » Thu Jan 01, 2004 2:50 pm

Hasn't anyone heard about the horrible earthquake disaster happened in Bam, Kerman, Iran some days ago? 27,000 deads have been buried, and 50,000 dead in total are estimated (the number might become 80,000).
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Unread postby Sima Hui » Thu Jan 01, 2004 3:23 pm

Tony Blair of the UK had a health scare recently when he had an irregular heartbeat. Not exactly a disaster but just liked to mention it.
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Unread postby EERman » Thu Jan 01, 2004 7:02 pm

Kül Tigin wrote:Hasn't anyone heard about the horrible earthquake disaster happened in Bam, Kerman, Iran some days ago? 27,000 deads have been buried, and 50,000 dead in total are estimated (the number might become 80,000).


yeah i heard about this, but i only saw something real small about it. i didn't think the earthquake was that bad, and i also thought it was only in iran :?
sounds like a lot worse of an earthquake then i read about :shock:
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Unread postby Lafeel » Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:08 pm

Worst earthquake I know of since the Kanto one in 1923. If not even worse!
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Unread postby English_Druid » Fri Jan 02, 2004 4:13 pm

Kül Tigin wrote:Hasn't anyone heard about the horrible earthquake disaster happened in Bam, Kerman, Iran some days ago? 27,000 deads have been buried, and 50,000 dead in total are estimated (the number might become 80,000).


I didnt think the figure was that high. I guess its strange how if this were to happen in a western country like America, somone would create a thread on it and everyone would be talking about it. But because its a country thats generally perceived as the 'bad guys' people seem to care less. I think weve kinda become immune to the reports of death that come out of the middle east, we dont see it as much of a shock becuase it seems common place there. . . Its a shame really.
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