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10 - Syria File

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said: "The material is embarrassing to Syria, but it is also embarrassing to Syria’s opponents. It helps us not merely to criticise one group or another, but to understand their interests, actions and thoughts. It is only through understanding this conflict that we can hope to resolve it."

At this time Syria is undergoing a violent internal conflict that has killed between 6,000 and 15,000 people in the last 18 months. The Syria Files shine a light on the inner workings of the Syrian government and economy, but they also reveal how the West and Western companies say one thing and do another.

The range of information extends from the intimate correspondence of the most senior Baath party figures to records of financial transfers sent from Syrian ministries to other nations.

The database comprises 2,434,899 emails from the 680 domains. There are 678,752 different email addresses that have sent emails and 1,082,447 different recipients. There are a number of different languages in the set, including around 400,000 emails in Arabic and 68,000 emails in Russian. The data is more than eight times the size of ’Cablegate’ in terms of number of documents, and more than 100 times the size in terms of data. Around 42,000 emails were infected with viruses or trojans. To solve these complexities, WikiLeaks built a general-purpose, multi-language political data-mining system which can handle massive data sets like those represented by the Syria Files.

In such a large collection of information, it is not possible to verify every single email at once; however, WikiLeaks and its co-publishers have done so for all initial stories to be published. We are statistically confident that the vast majority of the data are what they purport to be.

For more informaton: http://wikileaks.org/syria-files/releases.html

So here's something I did today. Not sure if it can fit in Saremia, so I call it a "side project or not":

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@10000000000000: Thanks Ace! I appreciate it, especially from a very good CJer like you :)

@ggamgus: yeah unencyclopedia is hilarious :P

@nedal2001: I made it piece by piece with the scag or ac team packs

@976: Thanks Dryan! Good to see you in ST :)

@Mastof: Thanks Shub :)

Blakeway

9 - Sports in India

Possibly the most popular sport in India is the famous, "Train Riding", its something like the mechanical rodeo bull, but more dangerous. It's a tradition since trains ever appeared there, the game consists in holding on the top of the train as long as you can. This attracts many tourists, as you can buy easily a ticket on the train interior to see the game, since almost everyone prefers to see the action from the outside.

The game of Rioting was a joint venture between India and Pakistan. The tradition now is that once any cricket match is over, everyone must riot and burn down a stand. This also keeps the youths in the country employed.

Pakistan is India's long time rival in both cricket & rioting. If you ask an Indian they have won all games; if you ask a Pakistani India have lost all games. The captain of a losing Indian cricket team is sacrificed to a Hindu God of public's choice. The case in a way is different for a winning captain. He would be allowed the privilege of choosing the God to be sacrificed to.

The Indian Football team is in contention with Brazil and England, to win the next Football World Cup, with the master striker, Bhaichung Bhutia expected to come out of retirement any moment. Bhutia is regarded as the God of Football in India. He was the star player for England's top team, Bury F.C., and he got thrown out after one season for undiagnosable reasons. He almost beat Ronaldo to the Balloon D'Orc, the award for being the most over hyped, out of fashion, overpaid footballer. India is also known for its football players rank unbelievably 160 out of some 180 nations.

Read more at: http://uncyclopedia.....com/wiki/India

Kalis' mosquee and old tower. Kalis is a very old city, founded in 1319.

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Kalis' medina. The medina is the most popular place of the city, where everyone sells anything. You can find anything from baby lions to fresh cut human hearts. < Just kidding... or not.

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Kalis' airport. One of Saremia's main airport, it is also shared with Saremia's largest army base: Base militaire de Kalis.

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@10000000000000: Thank you Ace!

@ggamgus: Haha, yeah

@Jacob Guajardo: Thank you :)

@TowerDude: Greg, I think it was just Basel's weather ;)

@kakado_to_save: I don't see any water ;)

@Mastof: Thanks Shub!

@VMIUJcadet09: It's actually north african, but yeah, thanks :)

@Sharaunque1: Zhank Zhou, Mr. JJz

@IL.: Haha, well your BATs are amazing ;) It was a pleasure using them!

@Casselsucks: Thanks. They're on capital

Blakeway

Maybe it's a conspiracy theory, but in any cases, it is still interesting:

In a novelty case located on a wall in Ford's Theater is 'The Gun That Shot Abraham Lincoln.' If anyone (assassin) were to kill a head of state, they would use a revolver, because several bullets might be needed to accomplish the murder and stop any guards during the escape. One would only use a one-shot pistol if they were absolutely sure they had intimate access to the victim. The gun on the wall of Ford's Theater is a derringer - the perfect weapon for the left handed female assassin who did not attend her husbands funeral. Mary Todd was not hiding in her room due to overwhelming grief and sorrow; she was imprisoned in her room with two armed guards for two weeks after killing her husband.

Read more: http://usa-the-republic.com/items%20of%20interest/abraham%20lincoln.html

We can see on this pic a small market and the minaret of an old mosquee that was in the place of the Church.

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Some slums and low cost residential areas.

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Blakeway

Only King Juan Carlos will ever know what really happened on the evening before Good Friday, 1956. He was 18 and whiling away the holiday with his 14-year-old brother, Alfonso, in a bedroom of the exiled royal family's home in Estoril, Portugal. The blond "Don Alfonsito" had won a local junior golf tournament earlier in the day, gone to evening Mass and rushed up to the room to see the big brother who had come home for the holidays from military school. According to an official statement from the royal household: "While Hig Highness, the Prince Alfonso, was cleaning a revolver with his brother, a shot went off which hit him in the forehead and kiilled him within a few minutes."

Which of the two royal brothers, if either, pulled the trigger may never be known but Juan Carlos himself said at the time to have admitted to friends and family that he "felt responsible". As a military caded, he would have been aware of the danger of loaded guns, as indeed would have Alfonso, already a keen hunter and marksman who had bagged a stag and proudly displayed its horns in the family home. Both, it seemed certain, would have been drilled not to clean loaded guns.

The two boys had been exceptionally close throughout their exiled childhood, while Franco ruled Spain, and no one doubted that young Alfonso's death had been a tragic accident. Juan Carlos, friends said, was traumatised by the death of his only brother and never really got over it. The shooting of March 29th, 1956, received little publicity under Franco's regime, but thousands of royalists took the risk of crossing to Portugal, many carrying bags of Spanish soil to throw on Alfonso's grace. Even after Franco's death and the resurgence of the monarchy, the shooting was played down in the media, and usually described as "un accidented fortuito" - a chance accident. Persistent reports from staff of the royal household at the time, however, referred to a pistol and shotgun, with the latter going off.

Here's a little update. Saremia has still a large agricultural industrie. This is just outside Plassans, near Tétouan-Dufour airport.

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Blakeway

6 - Yodel

If you're serious about learning how to yodel. Then a good first step would be to find a place out of the way to practice. Yodeling is a loud type of singing, and you don’t want to annoy your neighbors. Although many people enjoy this type of singing, there are some who would not appreciate the loud singing. To learn how to yodel, you need to start simply. Start out with the low-high pitch change. To develop your yodeling skills, play around with your voice. Find the pitch that sounds right to you. Do these voice exercises everyday, this can help develop your own personal yodel style. This may take some time, but it can also be a fun challenge. The more you practice, the more voice sounds you can experiment with.

After you practice your voice pitches, the highs and lows. Then listen to your favorite yodeling songs. Try and sing along with your favorite yodeling songs. As you sing along try to imitate the voice pitches with your favorite yodel singer. Do this every day, along with your voice exercises. This combination can help you learn to yodel. And after you learn you can entertain family and friends who enjoy this type of singing. After all your hard work and practice, you may want to join a yodeling group. There could be many other fun and exciting things to enjoy once you start yodeling. You will enjoy finding others who love this type of singing as much as you do. Yodeling can also be therapeutic and fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDDEk2AMJAI

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Blakeway

4 - Entropy

Why did the universe have such low entropy in the past, resulting in the distinction between past and future and the second law of thermodynamics? Why are CP violations observed in certain weak force decays, but not elsewhere? Are CP violations somehow a product of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, or are they a separate arrow of time? Are there exceptions to the principle of causality? Is there a single possible past? Is the present moment physically distinct from the past and future or is it merely an emergent property of consciousness? Why do people appear to agree on what the present moment is?

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Al-Ayoub Mosquee in Plassans

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Saremian HQ of the Alliance of Indedpendent Nations

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Blakeway

Otherwise known as the "paradox of the heap", the question regards how one defines a "thing." Is a bale of hay still a bale of hay if you remove one straw? If so, is it still a bale of hay if you remove another straw? If you continue this way, you will eventually deplete the entire bale of hay, and the question is: at what point is it no longer a bale of hay? While this may initially seem like a superficial problem, it penetrates to fundamental issues regarding how we define objects. This is similar to Theseus' paradox and the Continuum fallacy.

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Blakeway

You see, we are all dying, because we are meant to die one day! So to say "I am living, therefore I am dying" is quite adequate. The more I live the close I will get to death. So as we live, we are at agony. Living is dying, but dying isn't living. Just looking at this entry makes you die more. It's not my fault. It's the time's fault. But time is absolute, it isn't relative, therefore we can't blame it really because time isn't living or dying, it's a perception, a mechanism. The only thing we can blame is our cupidity and our greed in trying to stop it. Why do we do so? We're only scared.

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Blakeway

Federal Kingdom Saremia

Royaume Fédéral de Sarémie

اتحادي المملكة صارمة

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Capital: Plassans

Government: Federal Constitutional Parliamentary Monarchy

Head(s) of State: King Mustafa I

Offical Language(s): French and Arabic

Population: 14,628,174 (99.36 / km²)

Area: 147,225 km²

Climate: Mediterranean

GDP ($ - Per Capita): 11,469 (nominal)

HDI: 0.789

Drives on the: right

Internet TLD: .sx

Telephone Code: 213

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