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The Berlin Airlift Ends

The Berlin Airlift was one of the most important events of the Cold War.  On September 30, 1949 the last plane of the Berlin Airlift unloaded supplies in the city.  Over the 15 months of the Airlift, 278,228 relief flights were made.  2,326,404 tons of cargo were delivered.

In 1948, Berlin was the divided capital of a divided country.  That June, the Soviet Union established a blockade around Berlin. By sealing off the roads linking Berlin to western Germany, the Soviets hoped they could force the Americans, British, and French to leave their sectors of the city.

Berlin’s two and a half million inhabitants faced the prospect of privation and even starvation as their food and other supplies ran out. President Truman’s choice was a stark one: either abandon the city to the Soviets or risk a military confrontation that could lead to World War III.

It seemed like an impossible task to keep the entire city functioning but the United States, Britain, and France worked together to airlift all necessary supplies into the city.  Food, coal, and industrial supplies were flown into the city on a round-the-clock basis.  Soldiers even parachuted chocolate bars into the city for Berlin children. 

More - The Berlin Airlift from the Truman Library

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US poised to become world’s leading liquid petroleum producer 

poorrichardsnews:

Since corporations are now global, I’m a little skeptical of the notion of “energy independence” as it is often sold to the public. But one thing is for sure, the United States has plenty of petroleum to go around. And it is set to become the world’s largest producer of petroleum in spite of policies of its federal government.

The US is overtaking Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of liquid petroleum, in a sign of how its booming oil production has reshaped the energy sector.

US production of oil and related liquids such as ethane and propane was neck-and-neck with Saudi Arabia in June and again in August at about 11.5m barrels a day, according to the International Energy Agency, the watchdog backed by rich countries.

With US production continuing to boom, its output is set to exceed Saudi Arabia’s this month or next for the first time since 1991.

Notizie che passano in secondo piano, ma non dovrebbero. 

vintascope:

Musée Européen de la Bière beer advertising posters 012

Supernova Edge - Vitaliy Zavadskyy

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haidaspicciare:

Michael Fassbender, "The Counselor" (Ridley Scott, 2013).

You have the most luscious pussy in all of Christendom. Solo Cormac McCarthy può infilare due termini così nella stessa battuta. O meglio, solo McCarthy ha il coraggio di scrivere ancora cristianità intendendo il genere umano. Rimane il mistero di come possa piacere ai leftist, specie di casa nostra - ma loro erano pure convinti che Clint Eastwood fosse democraticamente liberal… 

haidaspicciare:

Michael Fassbender"The Counselor" (Ridley Scott, 2013).

You have the most luscious pussy in all of Christendom. Solo Cormac McCarthy può infilare due termini così nella stessa battuta. O meglio, solo McCarthy ha il coraggio di scrivere ancora cristianità intendendo il genere umano. Rimane il mistero di come possa piacere ai leftist, specie di casa nostra - ma loro erano pure convinti che Clint Eastwood fosse democraticamente liberal… 

factsandchicks:

While James Cameron was stricken with food poisoning in Rome on a film set, he had a nightmare about an invincible robot hit man sent from the future to kill him giving him the idea for the Terminator catapulting his career.

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The f1 "Transformations"

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newyorker:

Read about Christoph Niemann’s animated, rainy-day cover this week.

Lo scarparo ha il merito di rispolverare nella memoria un memorabile pomeriggio vicentino.

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Gente che implora la politica di aiutare le sue aziende e che gioca a fare il potente paventando cambi di governi. 

communismkills:

nypost:

New York Post front page for Sunday, September 28, 2014

This is my favorite paper.

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9gag:

This is what life is about. #9gag

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