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Olympic Protocol Gaffe - Korean Flag Error When play began at the Olympic women's soccer tourney on July 25, 2012 a major protocol error gummed up the works: North Korea's women's soccer team refused to take the field for its first Olympics match after an enormous diplomatic faux pax. The flag of their neighbor and ideological enemy South Korea was displayed alongside the players' names on the scoreboard at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland instead of the North Korean flag. North Korea eventually played its match against Colombia, winning 2-0, but only after receiving permission from the office of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. The diplomatic kerfuffle began after team officials ordered the players back to their locker room, delaying the start of the game for more than an hour. They informed Olympic staff that no further action would be taken until guidance had been sought from North Korea's national soccer federation. That federation is officially headed by Kim Jong-un, the son of recently deceased leader Kim Jong-il. The level of control exerted by the North Korean government over every aspect of life in the country means that all major sporting decisions must be approved by the leadership. North Korea and South Korea are technically still at war. The "peace" to end the Korean War in 1953 is only an armistice--not an actual peace treaty. Organizers profusely apologized for the "human error." The mistake came, ironically, only a few days after British Olympic organizers guaranteed there would be no errors with flags, national anthems, and other areas of international protocol during the 2012 Games.
Tags: flag  error  Olympics  North  Korea 
Added: 27th July 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Tribute to Mattie J.T. Stepanek July 17 1990 June 22 2004 Tribute to Mattie J.T. Stepanek July 17, 1990- June 22, 2004 was an American poet, who had six books of poetry and one book of essays all reach The New York Times bestsellers list. He became a peace advocate and motivational speaker, and lobbied on Capitol Hill on behalf of peace, people with disabilities, and children with life-threatening conditions. He has also won numerous awards
Tags: Tribute  to  Mattie  J.T.  Stepanek  July  17  1990  June  22  2004 
Added: 17th August 2012
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Posted By: masonx31
Gilligan Island Intro Bob Denver Passed away today That song will forever be etched in my brain Im sure im not the only one May he rest in peace I
Tags: Bob  Denver  Gilligan 
Added: 7th September 2012
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Posted By: Marty6697
Youngbloods--Get Together Tags: Youngbloods--Get  Together  Hippies  Woodstock  free  love  peace   
Added: 5th November 2012
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Posted By: Old Fart
Peter OToole passes at age 81 Hollywood legend Peter O'Toole died peacefully in his sleep last night. Peter had been in countless films -- including "Lawrence of Arabia", "Goodbye, Mr Chips" and "Venus" -- and holds the record for most Oscar nominations without ever winning. He was given an honorary Academy Award in 2010 to make up for it.
Tags: Peter  O'Toole  passes  at  age  81  Academy  Award  Goodbye  Mr  Chips  Venus  Lawrence  of  Arabia 
Added: 15th December 2013
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Posted By: pfc
WWII: Massacre at Oradour-Sur-Glane On June 10, 1944, four days after the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy, German SS troops descended on a small, peaceful French village, Oradour-Sur-Glane, in which about 700 people lived. In a matter of a few hours, Oradour-Sur-Glane ceased to exist. Virtually every person who lived there was indiscriminately shot or burned alive. Every building was also destroyed. After the war, the French government decided to leave Oradour-Sur-Glane's ruins as they stood as a solemn reminder of the horrors of war.
Tags: Second  World  War  massacre  Oradour-Sur  Glane 
Added: 7th November 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Mercury Dimes The coin commonly referred to as the "Mercury dime" was a ten-cent coin struck by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1945. It is one of the great misnomers in numismatic history. Designed by Adolph Weinman, it is properly called the Winged Liberty dime, as the face depicts a female Liberty figure rather than the male god Mercury. It gained its wrong but commonly used name as the obverse depiction of a young Liberty, identifiable by her winged Phrygian cap, was confused with the Roman god Mercury. Weinman is believed to have used Elsie Stevens, the wife of lawyer and poet Wallace Stevens, as a model. The coin's reverse depicts a fasces, symbolizing unity and strength, and an olive branch, signifying peace. The value of each Mercury dime is more than $2 because of the current price of silver. The Roosevelt dime replaced it in 1946.
Tags: numismatics  Mercury  Liberty  dimes 
Added: 26th January 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
The Rutles Piggy In The Middle Many considered the Rutles' Tragical History Tour more tragic than historical. When it was broadcast on the CBC on April 1st, 1968, it was even shown upside-down. People didn't know what to make of it. I realize now that what the Rutles were saying is that we ourselves should be upside-down when we were watching it. Then it would all make sense. Hundreds of young people all over the world joined me in doing just that. We were all part of something special. In retrospect I think it was all about the peace movement. It's hard to fight when you're upside-down. Mind you, the movie still didn't make sense, but the music was amazing.
Tags: rutles  piggy  april  fools 
Added: 1st April 2013
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Posted By: kinkman
Eydie Gorme passes at age 84 Legendary singer and performer Eydie Gorme passed away peacefully today at Sunrise Hospital following a brief illness. She was surrounded by her husband Steve Lawrence, son and other loved ones at the time of her death. In his own statement, Steve Lawrence said: "Eydie has been my partner on stage and in life for more than 55 years. I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and even more the first time I heard her sing."
Tags: Eydie  Gorme  Legendary  singer  Steve  Lawrence 
Added: 10th August 2013
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Posted By: Old Fart

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