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edwardspoonhands:

isault:

Oh, Hank. You had no idea… 

[x]

I did actually. I called John after I read it and I said “this is going to change your whole entire life. If you think what we have is big now, this is going to be so much bigger.” 

I thought it was so good that I was more scared that excited. I didn’t want the book to take over as the central thing in Nerdfighteria. I want Nerdfighteria to be about remembering to be awesome and thinking hard about people and situations and the world…and I was worried this book was going to be so big that it would usurp all of those things and Nerdfighteria would just be people who like TFiOS. 

That fear was unfounded…for the most part…but I did not under-estimate TFiOS. I knew from the moment I put it down that it was going to be a very big deal, that just would have been a really weird thing to say in a video.

Thanks to you all for being more than fans of a book…or of a YouTube show. 

edwardspoonhands:

isault:

Oh, Hank. You had no idea… 

[x]

I did actually. I called John after I read it and I said “this is going to change your whole entire life. If you think what we have is big now, this is going to be so much bigger.” 

I thought it was so good that I was more scared that excited. I didn’t want the book to take over as the central thing in Nerdfighteria. I want Nerdfighteria to be about remembering to be awesome and thinking hard about people and situations and the world…and I was worried this book was going to be so big that it would usurp all of those things and Nerdfighteria would just be people who like TFiOS. 

That fear was unfounded…for the most part…but I did not under-estimate TFiOS. I knew from the moment I put it down that it was going to be a very big deal, that just would have been a really weird thing to say in a video.

Thanks to you all for being more than fans of a book…or of a YouTube show. 


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nprfreshair:

New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall spent more than a decade reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan after 9/11. Her book, The Wrong Enemy, offers new information about how Islamabad has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan, and how Pakistan’s intelligence agency may have helped Osama bin Laden hide out in Abbottabad, Pakistan:

"We knew [bin Laden] was hiding almost in plain sight in Pakistan, but when I finally learned this from an inside source – so, someone who really did know — it made sense that they were hiding him and protecting him to use him, I think, for their own reasons.

I think one of the reasons was that they knew he was a powerful figurehead of al-Qaida [and] of Muslim fighters around the world, and I think they wanted him on their side, a bit controlled, to use him for their own policy-making. And so they used him to control and influence their own militant proxy forces that Pakistan has been fostering and sponsoring for several decades now … [including] to fight in Kashmir …

I think also they didn’t want to be the nation that handed him over to the U.S., to be seen by other Muslims as the ones who betrayed this hero or Muslim warrior, as he’s often seen …

They were always telling the west that the trail had gone cold. [Pakistani] President [Pervez] Musharraf came to Washington and said that: We have no information, maybe bin Laden is dead. There was a failure not only to cooperate with the U.S., who was supposed to be the great ally and has pumped money and assistance into Pakistan for this last decade or more, but there was actually genuinely an effort to mislead and to hide him when they knew that this was the one great target for America after Sept. 11.”

Photo : Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Abottabad, Pakistan via Getty Images

nprfreshair:

New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall spent more than a decade reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan after 9/11. Her book, The Wrong Enemy, offers new information about how Islamabad has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan, and how Pakistan’s intelligence agency may have helped Osama bin Laden hide out in Abbottabad, Pakistan:

"We knew [bin Laden] was hiding almost in plain sight in Pakistan, but when I finally learned this from an inside source – so, someone who really did know — it made sense that they were hiding him and protecting him to use him, I think, for their own reasons.

I think one of the reasons was that they knew he was a powerful figurehead of al-Qaida [and] of Muslim fighters around the world, and I think they wanted him on their side, a bit controlled, to use him for their own policy-making. And so they used him to control and influence their own militant proxy forces that Pakistan has been fostering and sponsoring for several decades now … [including] to fight in Kashmir …

I think also they didn’t want to be the nation that handed him over to the U.S., to be seen by other Muslims as the ones who betrayed this hero or Muslim warrior, as he’s often seen …

They were always telling the west that the trail had gone cold. [Pakistani] President [Pervez] Musharraf came to Washington and said that: We have no information, maybe bin Laden is dead. There was a failure not only to cooperate with the U.S., who was supposed to be the great ally and has pumped money and assistance into Pakistan for this last decade or more, but there was actually genuinely an effort to mislead and to hide him when they knew that this was the one great target for America after Sept. 11.”

Photo : Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Abottabad, Pakistan via Getty Images


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Is it political if I tell you that if we burn coal, you’re going to warm the atmosphere? Or is that a statement of fact that you’ve made political? It’s a scientific statement. The fact that there are elements of society that have made it political, that’s a whole other thing.

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hrhflossie:

Thomas Young

Graphite

Still plodding along with my final University project. Took it upon myself to try and emphasise the work Thomas Young contributed to deciphering the Rosetta Stone; which may have been overlooked by Young’s Modulus, his vision and colour theories and the Young- Laplace equation. Hence the graphite study of an envisioned work space.

I shall get round to scanning this as soon as possible.

hrhflossie:

Thomas Young

Graphite

Still plodding along with my final University project. Took it upon myself to try and emphasise the work Thomas Young contributed to deciphering the Rosetta Stone; which may have been overlooked by Young’s Modulus, his vision and colour theories and the Young- Laplace equation. Hence the graphite study of an envisioned work space.

I shall get round to scanning this as soon as possible.


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