Fascinating Quotes From Wikipedia

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Fascinating Quotes From Wikipedia

ViestiKirjoittaja Santeri » 04 Maalis 2013 07:27

Greetings,

It's no secret that I spend a lot of time reading Wikipedia. It's one thing I really enjoy in life. I have an application in my smartphone that allows me to read Wikipedia offline.

In this thread I will share quotes that I come across while cruising the articles. You are welcome to share yours as well!!

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Re: Fascinating Quotes From Wikipedia

ViestiKirjoittaja Santeri » 04 Maalis 2013 07:34

Finnish War Hero C.G.E. Mannerheim And The 13th Dalai Lama

C.G.E. Mannerheim met Thubten Gyatso (13th Dalai Lama) in Utaishan during the course of his expedition from Turkestan to Peking. Mannerheim wrote his diary and notes in Swedish (his mother tongue) to conceal the fact that his ethnographic and scientific party was also an elaborate intelligence gathering mission for the Russian army. The 13th Dalai Lama gave a blessing of white silk for the Russian Tsar and in return received Mannerheim's precious seven-shot officer's pistol with a full explanation of its use as a gift.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_Dalai_Lama
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Re: Fascinating Quotes From Wikipedia

ViestiKirjoittaja Santeri » 04 Maalis 2013 07:40

While shooting the 1997 movie ’Titanic’

During shooting on the Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, an angry crew member put the dissociative drug PCP into the soup that Cameron and various others ate one night, which sent more than 50 people to the hospital. "There were people just rolling around, completely out of it. Some of them said they were seeing streaks and psychedelics," said actor Lewis Abernathy. Cameron managed to vomit before the drug took a full hold. Abernathy was shocked at the way he looked. "One eye was completely red, like the Terminator eye. A pupil, no iris, beet red. The other eye looked like he'd been sniffing glue since he was four." The person behind the poisoning was never caught.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_(1997_film)
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Re: Fascinating Quotes From Wikipedia

ViestiKirjoittaja Santeri » 04 Maalis 2013 08:08

Bakunin and Absolute Power

If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Bakunin
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Re: Fascinating Quotes From Wikipedia

ViestiKirjoittaja ... » 04 Maalis 2013 11:38

Retaliation and backlash against a victim are very common, particularly a complainant. Victims who speak out against sexual harassment are often labeled troublemakers who are on their own power trips, or who are looking for attention. Similar to cases of rape or sexual assault, the victim often becomes the accused, with their appearance, private life, and character likely to fall under intrusive scrutiny and attack.[22] They risk hostility and isolation from colleagues, supervisors, teachers, fellow students, and even friends. They may become the targets of mobbing or relational aggression.[17]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_har ... d_backlash

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ViestiKirjoittaja ... » 04 Maalis 2013 11:39

Mobbing in the context of human beings means bullying of an individual by a group in any context, such as a family, school, workplace, neighborhood, or community.

When it occurs as emotional abuse in the workplace, such as "ganging up" by co-workers, subordinates or superiors, to force someone out of the workplace through rumor, innuendo, intimidation, humiliation, discrediting, and isolation, it is also referred to as malicious, nonsexual, nonracial, general harassment.[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobbing

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Re: Fascinating Quotes From Wikipedia

ViestiKirjoittaja Santeri » 09 Maalis 2013 04:02

Anti-Judaism in late 14th century Spain

Legal definitions of the time theoretically acknowledged that a forced baptism was not a valid sacrament, but confined this to cases where it was literally administered by physical force: a person who had consented to baptism under threat of death or serious injury was still regarded as a voluntary convert, and accordingly forbidden to revert to Judaism. After the public violence, many of the converted "felt it safer to remain in their new religion."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Inquisition
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Re: Fascinating Quotes From Wikipedia

ViestiKirjoittaja Santeri » 15 Maalis 2013 09:57

Voltaire and History

Although he repeatedly warned against political bias on the part of the historian, he did not miss many opportunities to expose the intolerance and frauds of the church over the ages. Voltaire advised scholars that anything contradicting the normal course of nature was not to be believed. Although he found evil in the historical record, he fervently believed reason and educating the illiterate masses would lead to progress.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltaire
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Re: Fascinating Quotes From Wikipedia

ViestiKirjoittaja Santeri » 20 Maalis 2013 07:27

Makhnovist impact

According to the Franco-Bulgarian historian, Frank Mintz, even during the Second World War, the Makhnovist impact appeared as "Ukrainian guerrilla groups still brandish the black flag and fought against the Nazis and the Stalinists"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution ... of_Ukraine
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Re: Fascinating Quotes From Wikipedia

ViestiKirjoittaja Santeri » 23 Maalis 2013 04:31

Russian neo-Nazism

Observers have noted the irony of Russians embracing neo-Nazism, because one of Hitler's ambitions at the start of World War II was to exterminate, expel, or enslave most or all Slavs from central and eastern Europe (i.e., Russians, Ukrainians, Poles etc.). At the end of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, over 25 million Soviet citizens died. In a 2007 news story, the ABC News reported, "In a country that lost more people defeating the Nazis than any other country, there are now an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 neo-Nazis, half of the world's total."


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Nazism
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