Friday, May 29, 2009

North Korea


Inside North Korea : watch this video

"North Korea has more than a million troops and is believed to have huge stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons. Defense Department experts have estimated that an actual war on the Korean peninsula would cause hundreds of thousands of casualties."

"A Coreia do Norte testou outro míssil de curto-alcance, a partir da base de Musudan-ri, ao largo da costa leste, anunciou uma fonte do governo da Coreia do Sul.

"Aquilo que foi lançado pelo Norte, desta vez, parece ser diferente do que foi lançado anteriormente", diz a mesma fonte.

O míssil teria um alcance de 160 quilómetros e terá sido lançado cerca das 18h12.

Este foi o sexto lançamento desde o teste nuclear realizado pela Coreia do Norte na segunda-feira."

"Newspeak is a fictional language in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the novel, it is described as being "the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year". Orwell included an essay about it in the form of an appendix[1] in which the basic principles of the language are explained. Newspeak is closely based on English but has a greatly reduced and simplified vocabulary and grammar. This suits the totalitarian regime of the Party, whose aim is to make any alternative thinking — "thoughtcrime", or "crimethink" in the newest edition of Newspeak — impossible by removing any words or possible constructs which describe the ideas of freedom, rebellion and so on. One character says admiringly of the shrinking volume of the new dictionary: "It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.""

“ I said earlier that the decadence of our language is probably curable. Those who deny this would argue, if they produced an argument at all, that language merely reflects existing social conditions, and that we cannot influence its development by any direct tinkering with words or constructions. ”

How can we reach this people ?

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