Volodya

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  1. FML

    Well thank you very much!
  2. You say it's your birthday, Well it's my birthday too yeah, You say it's your birthday, We're gonna have a good time, Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it just to reach you Julia... Happy Birthday to Julia Lennon (03.12.1914 - 07.15.1958) ! She gave the Earth something very rare.
  3. Happy BIRTHDAY Julia! 03.12.1914 - 07.15.1958

    You say it's your birthday, Well it's my birthday too yeah, You say it's your birthday, We're gonna have a good time, Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it just to reach you Julia... Happy Birthday to Julia Lennon (03.12.1914 - 07.15.1958) ! She gave the Earth something very rare.
  4. As most of you probably did not realize, today was the 5th anniversary of the Madrid bombings which happened on 03.11.2004. To Spain, this is comparable to what happened to USA on 09.11.2001 (and I at least hope some of you remember THAT!). 191 people got killed (and when I say people I mean the whole civillian spectrum: babies, children, girls, boys, women, men, grannies, grandpas NOT soldiers) and 1,800 got wounded. The wounded figure is probably not exact. Here is what AP News wrote: MADRID (AFP) – Spain marked the fifth anniversary of the Madrid train bombings, Europe's worst Islamist attack, on Wednesday in a low-key fashion which drew criticism from relatives of the 191 victims. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero led a minute's silence in parliament but unlike in previous years neither he nor King Juan Carlos will attend any official commemorative act. Relatives of the victims placed wreaths at three suburban railway stations from where the four commuter trains which were attacked in 2004 departed, while Crown Prince Felipe and his wife were to attend a concert in Madrid in memory of the victims. "We have passed into the background ... We are not interesting anymore," Pilar Manjon, who lost her 20-year-old son Daniel in the attacks and serves as president of an association of March 11 victims, told El Pais. She said the financial aid given to those suffering after-effects from the attacks was insufficient and some of the over 1,800 people who were injured in the train bombings are struggling to put food on the table. In another sign of neglect, the monument to the victims at the Atocha train station, the destination of the bombed trains, is in disrepair, Manjon said. "We don't want any great pageantry or a Ground Zero like in New York, we just want a place that is worthy to remember them," the 50-year-old said. The blasts, from 10 backpacks filled with dynamite and nails on March 11, 2004 left bodies and limbs scattered on railway tracks. Responsibility for the bombings was claimed by militants who said they acted on behalf of Al-Qaeda to avenge the presence of Spanish troops in Iraq. Zapatero, a Socialist, scored a surprise win in an election three days after the bombings and he swiftly withdrew Spanish troops from Iraq. Voters then were infuriated at the conservative government's insistence that the armed Basque separatist group ETA was to blame even though evidence pointed to Islamic extremists. Three weeks after the bombings, seven of the alleged ringleaders blew themselves up as Spanish police surrounded the flat where they were hiding. A Spanish court in October 2007 convicted 21 of the 28 defendants, mostly from north Africa, who stood trial in connection with the bombings. They were found guilty on charges ranging from weapons possession to mass murder. The following year Spain's Supreme Court acquitted four of the 21 on appeal. During the first anniversary of the attacks, traffic came to a standstill and people poured out of office buildings to observe five minutes of silence. But the commemorations have drawn less attention as the years go by. Spanish police have carried out several operations against suspected Islamic extremists since the bomb attacks. The government has introduced new counter-terrorism measures and toughened laws already in place aimed at fighting ETA, which has killed 825 people in its 40-year campaign for a Basque homeland. Here is what Wikipedia has: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madrid_bombings If you have any care for our problems, and when I say OUR I really do mean that (after all, there is more to Earth than JUST USA people).
  5. Some Education Regarding this 9-11 Business.

    As most of you probably did not realize, today was the 5th anniversary of the Madrid bombings which happened on 03.11.2004. To Spain, this is comparable to what happened to USA on 09.11.2001 (and I at least hope some of you remember THAT!). 191 people got killed (and when I say people I mean the whole civillian spectrum: babies, children, girls, boys, women, men, grannies, grandpas NOT soldiers) and 1,800 got wounded. The wounded figure is probably not exact. Here is what AP News wrote: MADRID (AFP) – Spain marked the fifth anniversary of the Madrid train bombings, Europe's worst Islamist attack, on Wednesday in a low-key fashion which drew criticism from relatives of the 191 victims. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero led a minute's silence in parliament but unlike in previous years neither he nor King Juan Carlos will attend any official commemorative act. Relatives of the victims placed wreaths at three suburban railway stations from where the four commuter trains which were attacked in 2004 departed, while Crown Prince Felipe and his wife were to attend a concert in Madrid in memory of the victims. "We have passed into the background ... We are not interesting anymore," Pilar Manjon, who lost her 20-year-old son Daniel in the attacks and serves as president of an association of March 11 victims, told El Pais. She said the financial aid given to those suffering after-effects from the attacks was insufficient and some of the over 1,800 people who were injured in the train bombings are struggling to put food on the table. In another sign of neglect, the monument to the victims at the Atocha train station, the destination of the bombed trains, is in disrepair, Manjon said. "We don't want any great pageantry or a Ground Zero like in New York, we just want a place that is worthy to remember them," the 50-year-old said. The blasts, from 10 backpacks filled with dynamite and nails on March 11, 2004 left bodies and limbs scattered on railway tracks. Responsibility for the bombings was claimed by militants who said they acted on behalf of Al-Qaeda to avenge the presence of Spanish troops in Iraq. Zapatero, a Socialist, scored a surprise win in an election three days after the bombings and he swiftly withdrew Spanish troops from Iraq. Voters then were infuriated at the conservative government's insistence that the armed Basque separatist group ETA was to blame even though evidence pointed to Islamic extremists. Three weeks after the bombings, seven of the alleged ringleaders blew themselves up as Spanish police surrounded the flat where they were hiding. A Spanish court in October 2007 convicted 21 of the 28 defendants, mostly from north Africa, who stood trial in connection with the bombings. They were found guilty on charges ranging from weapons possession to mass murder. The following year Spain's Supreme Court acquitted four of the 21 on appeal. During the first anniversary of the attacks, traffic came to a standstill and people poured out of office buildings to observe five minutes of silence. But the commemorations have drawn less attention as the years go by. Spanish police have carried out several operations against suspected Islamic extremists since the bomb attacks. The government has introduced new counter-terrorism measures and toughened laws already in place aimed at fighting ETA, which has killed 825 people in its 40-year campaign for a Basque homeland. Here is what Wikipedia has: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madrid_bombings If you have any care for our problems, and when I say OUR I really do mean that (after all, there is more to Earth than JUST USA people).
  6. FML

    quote: Originally posted by folding chair: (insert applause here) Who and what are you applauding exactly?
  7. FML

    quote: Originally posted by leaves: Hey Volodya, When you publish your memoirs, let me know 'cause I want to buy the first copy. leaves Who said anything about publishing? We have the Internet these days. My memoirs are all over this damn thing! You just have to know how to use google to find these wonderful bits and bobs.
  8. Question about "The Call".

    Alright you Reginamaniacs, please someone answer this question ... or if you can't then guess the date (randomly...RANDOMLY .. I'm going to see what numbers you come up with). When was this "The Call" song written ...NOT recorded, NOT when you heard on a movie screen or dvd but WRITTEN? WHO wrote the song? WHEN did this human being put this thing onto paper? If anyone knows 100% please tell me the date (not so much the time, but if you knew that then hats off to you). If you don't know but have a GOOD guess: please give me your guess and a time interval when it COULD have been written. If you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about just give me 3 numbers: the first being a number between 1 and 12, the second being a number between 1 and 31 (dependent on the first) and the last being a number between -2008 and +2008 (hahaha). This might be fun.
  9. Question about "The Call".

    Alright you Reginamaniacs, please someone answer this question ... or if you can't then guess the date (randomly...RANDOMLY .. I'm going to see what numbers you come up with). When was this "The Call" song written ...NOT recorded, NOT when you heard on a movie screen or dvd but WRITTEN? WHO wrote the song? WHEN did this human being put this thing onto paper? If anyone knows 100% please tell me the date (not so much the time, but if you knew that then hats off to you). If you don't know but have a GOOD guess: please give me your guess and a time interval when it COULD have been written. If you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about just give me 3 numbers: the first being a number between 1 and 12, the second being a number between 1 and 31 (dependent on the first) and the last being a number between -2008 and +2008 (hahaha). This might be fun.
  10. FML

    FML? Hmmm I would never write something quite ridiculous like that about MY life. But something strange which happened .. hmmm ok let me think. I moved from England to Montgomery, Alabama in August 2001...that summarizes it all hahaha. But things get better (getting better all the time). How about the Cambridge Police thinking I am insane on 09.11.2007 and fooling me (by asking first if I would like a ride home to 155 Bay State Road) and calling an ambulance to take me to the Cambridge Hospital place to a "psychiatric" unit where I was confined to one room, a corridor, a dining room, and a room with an old old piano (and a nice classical guitar), so you can imagine what I did for 7 days straight until my dad came to Boston to get me outta there against medical reccomendation (they couldn't diagnose me! nothing to diagnose dumbasses!) from STUPID doctor Trejo who doesn't know his ass from his elbow when it comes to psychological processes and how brain operates and what Mathematics is. I got out 09.18.2007 and threw away the prescription they gave me (it's all total shit that will screw with your brain and fool you into accepting your "wonderful" reality in which you live, yeah if it's so wonderful then why is that people are busting their asses to cure HIV and Cancer etc. while there are other people underground busting their asses to create NEW viruses and diseases for which there is no cure, so they can use them as biological weapons if necessary. Wonderful? Far far far far far from it). Do I say FML? Hell no! I met some great people in there and played Piano and Guitar ALL DAY everyday and listened to music on my cd player and one of my professors gave me his iPod to listen to and another professor brought me an awesome book (Josephine Tey: The Daughter of Time) and chocolate. And I taught a little bit of practical theory to the silly doctor and his nurses and the workers there (the bouncers on duty were cool there though! regular people and were interested in who I was and what I did and I explained some mathematics to them. and I drew fractals on the blackboard and the whiteboard with all the patient names and assignments). Some of the people should never have been put there in the first place, so USA you ain't too far from USSR (and Russia now since GULAGS still exist FYI) on that issue (well actually pretty damn far still because the quality of life in THAT hospital compared to a GULAG is not comparable...imagine -60C, a hole dug in the icy ground and a roof over the hole, that's GULAG accomodations for you...and one tiny bowl of porridge if any a day). Therefore I can't complain! In Russia I would have been put to death long time ago, just like Vavilov or Korolev (who was not put to death but did ENOUGH time in a Gulag) or Solzhenitsyn (who was also a happy camper). So there is no possible way in which I can say "fuck my life" just because some dumbass Cambridge cops wanted to be patriotic on 9.11.2007 and send this crazy foreign guy who didn't make sense to the hospital (they had nothing to arrest me for). Great patriots you have USA...great. I hope they are proud that they locked up a mathematician (I was only the 5th Mathematician in the history of that place to be there) for 7 days and fucked up his whole semester which resulted in the loss of my assistantship which in turn resulted in me having to take student loans which now means I owe plenty to SallieMae. Thank you Cambridge Police! You are great patriots on 9.11.2007. That doctor can go fuck himself too. Remember people: NO MATTER HOW BAD YOU THINK YOUR LIFE GOES HERE, IT COULD BE WORSE! (WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY)^100000000 WORSE! i.e. In the USSR I would have been put into a jail first, beaten up a bit, drugged, then 2 options: 1. confined in a mental institution for 20 years with crazy injections given [like the Master in Master i Margarita] or 2. Sent away to die in a GULAG (and when I say die I really do mean that since I would have probably blabbed out some stuff about Lenin and Stalin which would have been like treason hence death) but there is also option 3. Shot by firing squad. USA is like a paradise no matter how bad your economy gets or how bad the war in Iraq gets you still live in paradise here. You are not starving (homeless people can find food), you don't have KGB in your face, you can say whatever the hell you want, you have stores with more than one brand, you can study whatever you want and write whaetever you want and publish it. Plus you are free to go travel the world at your pleasure (and you don't even need money for that ... just go hop on a ship and help out...free ride). Peace and Love to the world bubbas, Volodya P.S. I'm not crazy (http://www.willsmusic.com/imnotcrazy.html )
  11. Regina's Greatest moments

    Exaktly....
  12. Boston?

    Respekt!
  13. Regina spektor posers

    nice!
  14. My new Regina fan art

    WoooooWooooooWoooooWeeeeeeeWawow!
  15. Russian!

    Oh Wow you people are grrrreat!