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MUSIC IN SPACE

The First Live Music Performance In Space
"The Launch follows the story behind the race to perform the first live music show from space....."

(vimeo.com)

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PHONETICS

Phonetics - basics and vocabulary
"Voici quelques exercices pour permettre la création de "mots référents" au sein de la classe.
Ex: it's pronounced [ai] like in /knife/
Une série de 18 "matching exercises" entre sons, symboles, phonétiques, images, ..."

par Philippe Hattais (Ac. Lyon)

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CLASSE "SANS NOTES" / EVALUATION PAR COMPETENCES

Le Socle Commun en action : l’évaluation par compétences
Une classe "sans notes"… ou comment s’interroger sur la notion de REUSSITE à l’école.

par Richard RENOU (Ac. Versailles)
"Le bulletin trimestriel de cette classe est téléchargeable au format .pdf à la fin de l'article."

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DISCIPLINE

How To Maintain Classroom Discipline - Good And Bad Methods Training Educational Video
(YouTube)
COMMENT below the video on YouTube.

 

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Thanks to Annie Gwynn (Ac. Dijon)

 

 

SACoche / CECR

SACoche - Suivi d'acquisition de compétences
(sacoche.sesamath.net)
Présentation / Utilisation / Documentation
"En complément de ces documentations, vous pouvez visionner des tutoriels vidéo.
Pour échanger autour de SACoche, vous disposez d'une liste de discussion et de forums."


Par Virginie FERRANTE (Ac.Lyon)
:

"J'ai rédigé et adapté les référentiels CECR du niveau A1 au niveau C2. Il est possible de les télécharger après avoir préalablement installé SACoche. 
SACoche est un ensemble logiciel destiné au suivi des acquisitions de compétences. Il s'utilise via une interface web, accessible depuis tout navigateur moderne.
Il n'y a rien à installer sur l'ordinateur de l'utilisateur, qu'il soit professeur, élève ou parent.
Pour le *webmestre*, plusieurs solutions d'installation :
- sur un serveur académique,
- sur un serveur géré par Sésamath,
- sur son propre serveur.
Quatre académies ont leur serveur : Versailles, Bordeaux, Montpellier, la Martinique.
Le serveur Sésamath gère déjà 1282 structures : si votre établissement est déjà inscrit, il n'y a qu'à utiliser le serveur existant.
Seule précaution : faire des sauvegardes régulières.
Pour une installation indépendante, il suffit d'avoir un serveur Apache + php + MySQL, avec un accès aux droits des dossiers.
Pour un accès depuis internet et le réseau pédagogique, un serveur dans la DMZ du pare-feu est tout indiqué (par exemple un serveur Scribe dans la DMZ d'une passerelle Amon). Pour des tests sur son ordinateur personnel, il est facile d'installer un serveur web avec les paquets Xampp (www.apachefriends.org/fr/xampp.html).

L'*administrateur* va effectuer les réglages pour l'utilisation du logiciel : matières, niveaux, utilisateurs, paramétrages.
Pour avoir accès au serveur communautaire, il faut que l'établissement soit inscrit dans la base Sésamath ;
l'administrateur doit procéder à l'identification de l'établissement dans la base Sésamath.
Si votre structure ne figure pas dans la base, vous pouvez demander son ajout en communiquant un maximum d'informations la concernant.

Les *référentiels* sont gérés par les *professeurs coordonnateurs*.
Pour créer un nouveau référentiel, soit on part d'une feuille blanche, soit on récupère un référentiel dans la base communautaire (à condition d'avoir inscrit son installation), et on l'adapte à son gré. Ce sont également les professeurs coordonnateurs qui vont régler les paramètres des référentiels.

Les *évaluations* sont gérées par les professeurs.
En pratique, on associe un ensemble d'items du référentiel à une évaluation, et lors de la correction ces items peuvent être évalués à quatre niveaux.

L'ensemble de la documentation est disponible à l'adresse https://sacoche.sesamath.net/index.php?fichier=documentation

Un article est paru ici : Évaluer les compétences : le CECR et SACoche
http://www2.ac-lyon.fr/etab/lycees/lyc-42/fauriel/spip.php?article338


Je remercie vivement Yan Naessens pour son aide logistique précieuse et pour sa bienveillance.
Tout comme d'autres acteurs-qui se reconnaitront- qui, par leur soutien, ont contribué à la mise en place de ces référentiels."

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ALPHABET

The alphabet rap - with the lyrics
The alphabet rap - without the lyrics
(YouTube)

 

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SUMMER PARALYMPIC GAMES

Paralympics: 10 things you need to know

Paralympic sporting battles

A-Z of Paralympic classification

BBC coverage details

Sport taster sessions

(BBC)

Ressources diverses compilées par Aline Piazza
(evernote.com)

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NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

In pictures: Notting Hill Carnival 2012 - 27 August 2012
+ In pictures: First day of Carnival
(BBC)

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CYCLING / DOPING

Lance Armstrong banned and loses titles - a lesson plan with audio
(newsenglishlessons.com)


Lance Armstrong 'stripped' of Tour de France titles and banned - 24 August 2012
"Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and given a lifetime ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
The US cyclist opted not to contest USADA drugs charges, saying he is tired of fighting the allegations. He strongly denies doping..."

(BBC)

Armstrong Banned - Cartoons
(cagle.com)



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ELECTIONS

Stormin' The Party - Republican Convention Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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MURDER

Murder in America
"Explore an interactive database of killings committed in the U.S. from 2000 to 2010. You can sort by the race and sex of killer and victim,
the circumstances of the killing, and many more variables. Click on a few sample searches to the right.
Or watch a short video showing you how to use this app..."

(projects.wsj.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

MEDAL OF FREEDOM

President Obama - Medal of Freedom Ceremony - White House Washington DC (May 29, 2012) - Part 1
+ Part 2

(YouTube)

 

 

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND KIDS

Fast Times at Woodside High
"A shift is taking place at the intersection of education and technology."

(nytimes.com)

 

 

GRAMMAR

Le pluriel des noms
"Nouveau parcours grammatical d'activités et d'exercices sur internet, dont le but est d'apprendre à former le pluriel des noms."

Créé par Hélène de Morel
(memovoc.com)

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STEVE JOBS

Steve Jobs - Cartoons

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SUMMER PARALYMPIC GAMES

The 2012 Summer Paralympic Games
  "will be the fourteenth Paralympics and will take place between 29 August and 9 September. They will be held in London, United Kingdom...
The Games will officially be opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.[1]"

(Wikipedia)

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NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

Notting Hill Carnival 2012 - 15 photos
"Thousands of people cheered the Notting Hill Carnival's colourful procession through the sunny streets to the beat of steel drums and sound systems."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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ELECTIONS

CNN Explains : Political conventions
(edition.cnn.com)

Conventional Wisdom - interactive graphics
"Since the two major modern political parties were founded, delegates have met at national conventions to officially nominate
candidates for president and vice president and to present platforms. Major issues have included slavery, desegregation,
polygamy, Imperialism, tariffs, Chinese immigration, Prohibition, suffrage, wars, welfare and other hot topics of the day..."

(online.wsj.com)

Mitt Romney's Life - interactive graphics
"Read about the Republican presidential candidate's personal and professional life."

(online.wsj.com)

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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A bold choice
Who is Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate?

(BBC)



US election: Battleground states
"Most states have a history of voting for a particular party and the presidential candidates will count on their votes again.
This leaves a handful of states where the election will be decided. These are the election battlegrounds..."

See 'party strongholds' + interactive map
(BBC)

Running the gauntlet
How a candidate gets from campaign launch to inauguration

(BBC)

Republican National Convention 2012 in Tampa, Florida - AUGUST 27, 2012 – AUGUST 30, 2012 
(20minutes.fr)
Official site
(gopconvention2012.com)

 

Tight Security in Tampa
"The U.S. Secret Service is leading the charge on securing the convention hall and a hardened perimeter around it...
The Secret Service will also be getting assists from a host of federal, state, and local law-enforcement agencies,
from the FBI to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the U.S. Coast Guard..."

(nationaljournal.com)

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SHAKESPEARE / MACBETH

 

MACBETH - Graphic novel
The complete play, translated into plain English
(classicalcomics.com)

 

 

Manifestations of Macbeth
"A Unit Plan on Macbeth with a focus on approaches
to the play in other places, times, and mediums."

(education.library.ubc.ca)

 

 

Macbeth: teachers’ notes - National Library of Scotland
(digital.nls.uk)

 

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HOW CHILDREN LEARN

How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World
"Classroom Portraits (public library) is part Where Children Sleep, partBureaucratics, part What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets,
part something else entirely — a poignant lens on a system-phenomenon that is both global in reach and strikingly local in degree of peculiarity,
revealed through more than 450 portraits of schoolchildren from 20 countries."

(brainpickings.org)

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

CREATE

Mapping Media to the Curriculum
What do you want to CREATE today ?

(maps.playingwithmedia.com)

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NATURAL DISASTERS

Top 10 Infamous Natural Disasters of the Last 100 Years
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Rodolphe Maurel

 

 

DOWNLOADING

US music file-sharer must pay damages - 24 August 2012
"Joel Tenenbaum must pay $675,000 (£426,000) in damages awarded to the major US music labels after his request for a retrial was turned down.
Mr Tenenbaum, 25, was found guilty of illegally downloading and distributing 31 songs in 2007."

(BBC)

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FOOD

Americans waste 40 per cent of their food - a lesson plan with audio (August 23, 2012)
"Americans are wasteful when it comes to food, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
It released a study that says the 40 per cent of uneaten food equates to around $165 billion a year."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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LESSON PLANS - 4ème

Séquence "Welcome Back" - Niveau 4ème
"Objectif: 1ère prise de contact avec accentuation sur la personnalité et les degrés de personnalité."
par Philippe Hattais (Ac. Lyon) -  à partir de Let's Step In 4ème


Séquence "Health and Sports"
- Niveau 4ème
"Quiz (objectif: faire un bilan de santé du collège quant aux habitudes des collégiens en matière d’habitude alimentaire et de sport
- fréquence, habitudes alimentaires, les «meilleurs conseils»).

par Philippe Hattais (Ac. Lyon) -  à partir de Let's Step In 4ème

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Zero Dark Thirty
"is an upcoming 2012 American action thriller film about the special operations forces mission to capture or kill Osama bin Laden.
The film is directed and co-produced by Kathryn Bigelow with screenplay by Mark Boal, both associated with The Hurt Locker,
another military action thriller that won the Academy Award for Best Picture and five other Oscars in 2009."

(Wikipedia)

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ADVERTISING

You've Gotta Have a Gimmick!: A Lesson in Junk Food Advertising
"To familiarize students with the marketing techniques used in television and magazine snack food ads."
(mediasmarts.ca)

Persuasive Techniques In Advertising And Make Your Own Advertisement - a lesson plan
Duration: 2 or 3 hours
"Students will learn: 1. Different types of persuasive techniques used in advertising 2. How to be persuasive"

(teach.oetc.org)

ACADEMIC VOCABULARY - Analyzing Persuasive Techniques in Advertising
"Understanding persuasive techniques can help you evaluate the messages that surround you and identify misleading information."

(classzone.com)

Recognizing Types of Propaganda in Advertising - a lesson plan
by Lori Oglesbee - Journalism teacher
- with "examples of seven different types of propaganda in print publications and in broadcast operations."

(hsj.org)

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TALKING CARS

'Talking cars' tested in Michigan to cut road accidents - 22 August 2012
"Hundreds of vehicles fitted with kit that lets them "talk" to each other are being tested on the roads of Ann Arbor, Michigan...
More than 32,000 people died on the US's roads in 2011 due to crashes."

(BBC)

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PRINCE HARRY

Prince Harry on duty and off duty - Picture Gallery
(telegraph.co.uk)

Profile: Prince Harry - 22 August 2012
"Prince Harry is stepping up his royal responsibilities as the third in line to the throne, but continues to have colourful incidents in his private life."
+
Prince Harry 'easy target' for press
(BBC)

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ALIENS

Drake equation: How many alien civilizations exist?
- with an infographic : Are we alone ?
(BBC)

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NASA / SPACE / FOOD

Food for Space Flight - Space Food History
(nasa.gov)

Photos of Space Food, From Borscht Paste to Gravity Free Burgers
(slate.com)

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MASCOTS

10 College Mascots That Are Really Strange and How They Came To Be
(petslady.com)

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LANGUAGE

A selection of new words added to Oxford Dictionaries Online - 2012
+ definitions
(blog.oxforddictionaries.com)

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USDA / McDONALD's / COWS

USDA, McDonald’s suspend slaughterhouse buys
"The video appears to show workers bungling the slaughter of cows struggling to walk and even stand.
Clips show workers kicking and shocking cows to get them to stand and walk to slaughter...

Federal regulators shut down the slaughterhouse Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, "after receiving the animal welfare video,
and are investigating whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply...
The suspensions by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the fast-food chain came after an animal welfare group’s video shot at a slaughterhouse operated by Central Valley Meat Co. showed cows that appeared to be sick or lame being beaten, kicked, shot and shocked in an attempt to get them to walk to slaughter."

(sltrib.com)

The United States Department of Agriculture (informally the Agriculture Department or USDA)
"is the United States federal executive department responsible for developing and executing U.S. federal government policy on farming,agriculture, and food.
It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources,
foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and abroad.
The head of the department is the Secretary of Agriculture, who is a member of the Cabinet."
(Wikipedia)

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SEGPA / FLAGS / COUNTRIES

ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES
Niveau : cycle 3 - Durée : 45 mn
Une séance proposée par Anne Besse (Ac. Poitiers)

Flag Coloring Pages
(coloringcastle.com)

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QUESTIONS / DATING

True Romance - Diner Scene
(YouTube)

"True Romance is a 1993 American romantic crime film written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott.
The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with an ensemble cast featuring Dennis HopperVal KilmerGary Oldman,
Brad Pitt
Christopher WalkenChris Penn, and Tom Sizemore."

(Wikipedia)

True Romance Script
"- Tell me - Tell me about yourself.
- What do you wanna know?
- Well, for starters, uh, what do you do, where are you from, what's your favorite color,
who's your favorite movie star, what kind of music do you like, ..."

(script-o-rama.com)

 

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 ParaNorman, the follow-up to the Oscar nominated Coraline,
is the story of a boy who must use his ability to speak with the dead to save his town from an ancient curse,
a hoard of invading zombies, and their own small-mindedness.

(YouTube)

ParaNorman 
"is a 2012 3D stop-motion animated adventure horror film produced by Laika...
In the small New England town of Blithe Hollow, a boy named Norman Babcock is able to speak with the dead including his late grandmother
and various ghosts in town. Unfortunately, almost no one among the living believes his ability is genuine and he is ostracized by his family
while being ridiculed and bullied by most of his peers for his seemingly strange habit of casually conversing with supposed ghosts..."
(Wikipedia)

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CALENDARS

Pictorial Facts of the Day Calendar
(projectbritain.com)

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100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE

TIME: magazine lists its 100 most influential people in the world
"This year's list features a host of entertainers, political leaders, and even controversial figures. 
TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 PEOPLE 2012"

(YouTube)
See the list below the video on YouTube.
Read more on The Daily Mail.

 

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LANGUAGE

'Watergate' and 'Chillax' among top 100 most influential English words - 19 August 2012
"David Crystal, Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, has picked out 100 words
to illustrate the changing face of the language from medieval times.
His choices reflect popular culture over the centuries and the development of the internet and text messaging in recent decades...
'Watergate', referring to the scandal which led to Richard Nixon being forced to surrender the US presidency...
'chillax', a recent introduction combining chill and relax."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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TOILETS

Bid for more beach toilets in Adelaide, Australia - 20 August 2012
"A politician and a radio star were among those who came together to protest against a lack on toilets at an Adelaide beach.
The artist who organised the human installation, Andrew Baines, said he was trying to take the issue to the wider community..."

(BBC)

Australian beachgoers drop their trousers for toilet protest - ARTICLE + VIDEO
"Protesters dressed in bowler hats and black suits stage a sit in on toilets an Adelaide beach, protesting the public facilities in the area."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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The Avengers
"Marvel's The Avengers[4] (classified under the name Marvel Avengers Assemble in the UK and Ireland)[1][5] 
is a 2012 American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures,1 
based on the Marvel Comicssuperhero team of the same name.
It is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is scripted and directed by Joss Whedon ..."

(Wikipedia)

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Anthony David "TonyScott (21 June 1944 – 19 August 2012)[1] 
"was a British film director. His films include The HungerTop GunBeverly Hills Cop IIThe Last Boy ScoutTrue Romance
Crimson Tide
Enemy of the StateSpy GameMan on FireDéjà VuThe Taking of Pelham 123 and Unstoppable.
He was the younger brother of fellow film director Ridley Scott... He committed suicide in Los Angeles on 19 August 2012."
See Filmography

7.1 Feature films / 7.2 Television / 7.3 Short films / 7.4 Music videos / 7.5 Commercials / 7.6 Recurring collaborators
(Wikipedia)

 

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SMOKING

Australia cigarette plain packaging law upheld by court - 15 August 2012 
Article + Videos

"
Australia's highest court has upheld a new government law on mandatory packaging for cigarettes that removes brand colours and logos from packaging.
The law requires cigarettes to be sold in olive green packets, with graphic images warning of the consequences of smoking...."

(BBC)

Plain cigarette packs review ends - 09 August 2012 
(BBC)




Philip Morris Limited Comments on Australian High Court Decision on Plain Packaging for Tobacco Products
(pmi.com)

Reuters Video: Australian court cracks down on cigarette packaging
"Australia's high court rules in favor of tough anti-tobacco marketing laws that could affect tobacco companies around the world. Julie Noce reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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LONDON

 

Cartoon: What did we do before the Olympics?
"This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun 
focuses on the post-Olympic blues,
which many people in Britain are suffering from. 
The Daily Telegraph
 explains..."

+ COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 

 

Cartoon: Back to Reality ...
"The Olympics are over (yes, really!), and it's back to reality
for everyone in Britain after two weeks of sporting heaven.
In this cartoon from the Daily Telegraph, Christian Adams compares
everyday actions to Olympic events (see here for list)...."

+ VOCABULARY + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 

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JOB

Queen advertises chauffeur position for Royal household - 19 August 2012 
"Accommodation is part of the package for someone with "clear communication skills" and "an ability to deploy tact and diplomacy when necessary".
BBC Breakfast has been finding out what it takes to be a Royal chauffeur."

(BBC)

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CINEMA

Dictionnaire de traductions de termes techniques du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel
S'ENREGISTRER
(lecinedico.com)

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ADS

ADS of the World - "We make fairy tales come true."
ex: Clínica Dempere: Surgery
(adsoftheworld.com)

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STEREOTYPES

Why are Americans so…
"A map of American state stereotypes, generated by Google autocomplete...
Hover over the states. Most of the terms are about what we’ll call “culture,” or about the weather.
Politics and economics also figure prominently."

(blog.noupsi.de)

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TRANSPORTS

Across Atlantic in an hour? Pentagon tests hypersonic X-51A WaveRider aircraft (PHOTOS, VIDEO ) - 14 August 2012
(rt.com)

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In the background: The desert in the film Rango

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