The British had some difficulty in convincing the Norwegians of their nationality until they showed the tailor's label on their uniforms and found a British half-crown coin. By sheer coincidence the commander of the Norwegian patrol turned out to be a brother-in-law of a friend of Captain Partridge. The two freed British airmen hiked into Ålesund, which was being defended by Royal Marines under heavy Luftwaffe bombing. As the destroyer scheduled to evacuate the British force failed to arrive, they commandeered a car and drove to the port of Åndalsnes, where they were eventually returned to the United Kingdom by the cruiser HMS Manchester.
Shot down pilots of a German and an English war plane meet in the Norwegian winter in a remote hut. The Germans overtake the power and take the Britains as their prisoners. Very well staged are the typically German and British characters without sliding into stereotypes too much.The British are hilrious in their irony and the Germans as usually full of frar ("German Angst"), autoritarian and arrogant.
The friction eventually turns into a friendship. They are all soldiers just trying to survive. Their common problems create a common bond. The rest of the world may not so easily understand and a rescue could prove troublesome.
The message of Into the White is much like that found in Joyeux Noell (2005). As citizens of this Earth we are all more similar than we may ever think. It is far too often that our religions and our governments force us into battles with men that we truly have no real issue with. Peace is a concept muddled and manipulated by those who want power and it is the average man who pays the price for it.
WMD can be caused by disorders within ten categories, constituting a wide array of neuropathologic states with the notable exception of neurodegenerative disease (Table 1). Well over 100 disorders can lead to WMD, a list that is constantly expanding as MRI discloses new entities and older ones are better understood (Filley, 2012). These diseases, injuries, and intoxications may occur at any age and in a wide variety of medical settings, highlighting the broad relevance of the WMD concept. Discussion of all these entities, beyond the scope of this review, can be found elsewhere (Filley, 2012). Perusal of current neurologic literature, however, quickly discloses the breadth and depth of the investigations now being conducted. A particularly vigorous research area is cerebrovascular disease, and the phenomenon of leukoaraiosis has stimulated much study as a cause of cognitive dysfunction (Inzitari et al., 2009; Debette and Markus, 2010).
The diagnosis of cognitive decline related to white matter involvement can be challenging because language is typically normal or nearly so in affected patients, and deficits are more apparent in cognitive speed, executive function, and attention. The relative subtlety of these deficits can mean that many impaired patients remain undetected as other sensorimotor features of the illness often dominate the clinical encounter. Detailed neurobehavioral or neuropsychological evaluation is sensitive to these deficits but may not always be feasible, and so brief clinical measures may be required. The familiar Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE; Folstein et al., 1975), while useful in the assessment of AD, is heavily weighted toward language and relatively insensitive to the executive dysfunction of patients with white matter disorders (Franklin et al., 1988; Swirsky-Sacchetti et al., 1992). Other more useful tests include the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA; Nasreddine et al., 2005), the Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB; Dubois et al., 2000), and the Clock Drawing Test (CDT; Cosentino et al., 2004). The MoCA (Griebe et al., 2011), the FAB (Kanno et al., 2011), and the CDT (Kim et al., 2009) have all been found sensitive to white matter dysfunction in various disorders. The MoCA may be most convenient of these measures as it incorporates executive function and clock drawing tasks into a 30-point format; another advantage is that it enables the testing of memory retrieval, a clinical feature central to the assessment of WMD (Table 2).
Determining the prognosis of WMD and MCD will be improved by greater understanding of white matter neurobiology. The wide range of white matter disorders of course means that prognosis depends most critically on the disease, intoxication, or injury present, the age of the patient, and impact of co-existent problems. Generalizations about all white matter disorders, however, are already possible. It is now known, for example, that axonal loss clearly implies a worse prognosis than myelin damage alone (Trapp et al., 1998; Medana and Esiri, 2003). In addition, as the MCD construct is applied to white matter disorders at an early stage, an intriguing prospect is the opportunity to use neuroimaging biomarkers together with clinical data to detect dysfunction at a time when the prognosis for recovery is far more favorable (Filley et al., 2009; Kozora and Filley, 2011).
" 'Dining,' and I put it in quotation marks, was really a code word for social equality. And the feeling was, certainly in the South, that if you invited a man to sit at your table, you were actually inviting him to woo your daughter. He should feel perfectly comfortable asking your daughter to marry him. And so that's really the primary reason why people were so offended. It just shouldn't happen in 1901 that a black man would be able to ... have that entree into your family."
"There were some interesting spinning sessions that went on among Republicans. One was to turn the dinner into lunch, because it seems that lunch would be a less objectionable meal, and so the story went that, no, you know, Booker T. Washington didn't go to the dining room at the White House. He was sitting in the office, and they got hungry and they ordered a tray. And by the time they were finished, there was barely a sandwich on it. And that seemed to make the meal a little more palatable in the South. ...
Scientists have long suspected that one oft-discussed geoengineering technique -- shooting tiny sulfate particles into the upper atmosphere to deflect sunlight -- could turn the blue sky white. Nature has already provided a basic proof of concept. When Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, spewing tons of sulfate particles in the atmosphere, it temporarily whitened the sky.
"What happens when you put a layer of sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere, they scatter light. But they don't scatter light equally. Depending on the size of the particle, they might scatter blue light differently than red light."
That's because injecting sulfate particles into the atmosphere -- by volcano or man-made methods -- scatters enough of the sun's rays to increase the diffuse sunlight many plants thrive on. The resulting uptick in photosynthesis would likely increase the amount of carbon pulled from the atmosphere by plants, researchers said.
Reaching his final moments, the President softly says his last words: "I'm coming home, Dorothy." as the large antenna broke off the ship carrier and crashed straight into the White House. President Wilson and all the surviving occupants were killed as whatever was left of Washington was destroyed as the wave goes over the ship carrier and continued to flood the rest of the Eastern United States. 781b155fdc