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Old 17-06-2014, 09:18 PM   #1364
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"99 Luftballons" (Neunundneunzig Luftballons, "99 balloons") is an anti-nuclear protest song by the German band Nena from their 1983 self-titled album. An English version titled "99 Red Balloons" written by Kevin McAlea was also released after widespread success of the original in Europe and Japan. The English version is not a direct translation of the German and contains a somewhat different set of lyrics..While at a June 1982 concert by the Rolling Stones in West Berlin, Nena's guitarist Carlo Karges noticed that balloons were being released.. As he watched them move toward the horizon,he noticed them shifting and changing shapes, where they looked like strange spacecraft (referred to in the German lyrics as a "UFO"). He thought about what might happen if they floated over the Berlin Wall to the Soviet sector..A bag's worth of helium balloons are casually released by an anonymous civilian into the sky and are registered as missiles by a faulty East German Early Warning System; mistaken for an attack by NATO, it results in panic and eventually nuclear war..I will have R or Maybe a B please Bob...

1983 -August 1 - The new A-prefix car registration plates are launched – America West Airlines begins operations out of Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada/4 – Thomas Sankara becomes President of Upper Volta\5 - 22 Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) members receive sentences totalling over 4,000 years from a Belfast Court/18-Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 and causing over US$3.8 billion (2005 dollars) in damage- 5 people are killed and 18 others injured when a road train is deliberately driven into a motel at Ayers Rock\24 – The Old Philadelphia Arena is destroyed by arson/26 – Heavy rain triggers flooding at Bilbao, Spain and surrounding areas, killing 45 people and causing millions in damages\29 - ITV launches Blockbusters, a gameshow hosted by His Bob Holiness and featuring 6th formers as its contestants/30 – Guion Bluford becomes the first African-American panther in space aboard Space Shuttle Challenger on the STS-8 mission\September 1 – Cold War: Korean Air Lines Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union Su-15 interceptor near Moneron Island when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace. All 269 on board are killed including U.S.Congressman Larry McDonald...

1984 SeptEmber 2 – Se7en people are shot and killed and 12 wounded in the Milperra massacre, a shootout between the rival motorcycle gangs Bandidos and Comancheros in Sydney, Australia/4 — The Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends television series is first broadcast on ITV\6 — A MORI poll shows that the Conservatives now have a slim lead over Labour for the first time this year/7 — An outbreak of food poisoning in 2 Yorkshire hospitals has so far claimed 22 lives in the space of 2 weeks\10— Geneticist Alec Jeffreys discovers DNA fingerprinting -never get outta here - do we have any fingerprint forgers in town bob /14 — The Princess of Wales gives birth to her 2nd son\16 — The 2-day-old son of The Prince and Princess of Wales is named as Henry Charles Albert David/18 – Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic, solo, in a hot air balloon\20 – Hezbollox car-bombs the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, killing 24 people/23 – TV drama Threads, a documentary of nuclear war, broadcasts on BBC 2\24 — 4 pupils and their teacher die and a further 6 pupils are injured when a roll of steel from a lorry crushes their minibus near Stuart Bathurst RC High School in Wednesbury, West Midlands/26 — The United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China sign the initial agreement to return Hong Kong to China in 1997..
Make that AL please BoB... Orrible thing about the 2 Minutes Luv was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within 30 seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one's will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic. And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp...

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