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Old 30-09-2014, 07:13 PM   #587
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Arrow Kabaalah & The Distractions

For 2 years, Tom and Amy Bates have been struggling to cope with their altered lives, after their daughter Pattie (or Patricia) was severely injured in a hit-and-run accident. Pattie, who is strapped down to the living-room sofa in an adult nappy (apparently suffering from urinary and fecal incontinence), is unable to wash or eat by herself or talk, merely uttering unintelligible sounds. Although poorly-educated and gullible, Amy Bates firmly believes that Pattie is able to understand what is being said in her presence, whereas Tom Bates has given up all hope of her recovery. In fact, judging from the sounds she makes, Pattie seems to realise what is going on around her, but Tom Bates is beyond noticing...Released 12 November 1982 (USA)...

Brimstone is an air-launched ground attack missile developed by MBDA for Britain's Royal Air Force. It was originally intended for "fire and forget" use against mass formations of enemy armour, using a millimetre wave (mmW) seeker to ensure accuracy even against moving targets. Experience in Afghanistan led to the addition of laser guidance in the dual-mode Brimstone missile, allowing a "spotter" to pick out specific targets when friendly forces or civilians were in the area.. The tandem shaped charge warhead is much more effective against modern tanks than older similar weapons such as the AGM-65G Maverick, whilst the small blast area minimises collateral damage. Three Brimstones are carried on a launcher that occupies a single weapon station, allowing a single aircraft to carry many missiles...

The sign of the horns is a hand gesture with a variety of meanings and uses in various cultures. It is formed by extending the index and little fingers while holding the middle and ring fingers down with the thumb..Its earliest use can be seen in India, as a gesture very commonly used by Gautama Buddha as Karana Mudra which is synonymous with expulsion of demons and removal of obstacles like sickness or negative thoughts. The same usage can be seen in Italy and Mediterranean culture as well where, when confronted with unfortunate events, or simply when these events are mentioned, the sign of the horns may be given to ward off bad luck. It is also used traditionally to counter or ward off the "evil eye" (malocchio)...

November - The government announces that more than 400,000 council houses have been sold off under the right-to-buy scheme in the last 3 years/1- Welsh language television station, S4C, launches in Wales..So Called Opinion polls show the Conservatives still firmly in the lead, suggesting that a general election will be held by next summer-"Trick or Treatment"\2 - The 4th terrestrial television channel, Channel 4, begins broadcasting,the first programme broadcast being the game show Countdown, hosted by Richard Whiteley. Another flagship programme is the Liverpool-based soap opera Brookside/3-A So Called gasoline or petrol tanker X-plodes in the Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan..1,000+ Russians die -The Dow Jones Industrial Average surges\7- The Thames Barrier is first publicly demonstrated/11 - 5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launched 1st coml flight- Gas explosion in Israeli army \headquarters near Tyre; kills 60/12 - Express Lift Tower in Northampton officially opened- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site/15 - Unemployment remains in excess of 3 million - 13.8% of the workforce - Funeral service held in Moscow's Red Square for Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev\16 - Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing" premieres in London/20- Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live-Each house is cared for by an elderly serving woman; the girls whisper that all of the employees are girls who tried to escape the walled school in their youth, and were pressed into permanent service as punishment\23 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB & mated for STS-6/25- The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block\27 – Yasuhiro Nakasone becomes Prime Minister of Japan/28 – Representatives from 88 countries gather in Geneva to discuss world trade and ways to work toward aspects of free trade-So Called Opinion polls show the Conservative government with an approval rating of up to 44% and well on course for a second successive election win, 13 points ahead of Labour. Support for the Alliance has halved in the space of a year- "Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 772 perfs\30 - A letter bomb sent by Animal rights activists explodes in 10- Downing Street, with packages sent to the leaders of the other political parties. One member of Downing Street staff is burnt – Michael Jackson releases Thriller-Jackson's previous album Off the Wall received strong critical acclaim and was also a commercial success, eventually selling over 20 million copies worldwide..As the year changes, the focus shifts to Alice, the 4th-year blue ribbon, who is hungry to leave the school and see the world outside..., that's enough..We will not have this at the dining table..Are you saying that the death of one species is less tragic than another.. Iris, the new youngest "red ribbon," excites the ire of Selma, the former red ribbon, who complains about absence of the former violet-ribbon Natacha - the oldest who had been her friend...

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